UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
January 5-6, 1903


Volume OC - Pages 272-279

Reno, Nevada

January 5, 1903

The Board of Regents met at the Office of the Washoe County Bank

at 7:20 o'clock P.M., January 5, 1903. Present J. N. Evans and

W. W. Booher and Richard Kirman. The meeting was called to

order by Regent Booher.

Upon motion of W. W. Booher, seconded by Richard Kirman, J. N.

Evans was elected President of the Board.

Upon motion of W. W. Booher, seconded by Richard Kirman, Geo.

H. Taylor was elected Secretary of the Board.

The following resolution was unanimously adopted:

WHEREAS, several citizens have given currency to the totally

unfounded report that a member of the faculty had taken

money for his vote on Election Day in November, 1902;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Board of Regents, that

not only is the report utterly unfounded, but it is not

possible that any member of the faculty is so lacking in

moral character as to do such a thing as has been charged.

They are, without exception, above reproach.

WE THEREFORE, desire to record our unswerving confidence

in each and every member of the faculty.

Upon motion of Regent Booher, seconded by Regent Kirman, Profes-

sor Henry Thurtell was granted a leave of absence for the month

of April for the purpose of attending the Golden Wedding of his

father and mother.

It was moved, seconded and carried, that President Stubbs be

granted a leave of absence in January for ten days to attend a

meeting of the Live Stock Association at Kansas City to deliver

an address for the University.

The following report of the duties of Professors and Instructors

was read and approved:

President's Office

Nevada State University

December 29, 1902

To Professors and Instructors:

I hand you herewith a copy of the duties of each of the

standing committees.

These have been written out in order to secure uniformity

of action by all of the Professors of the faculty. I think

these are correct and they will be observed for the opening

of the present term.

There are two questions which I have answered which I am not

sure are expressed in the best way, but I think the answers

are in accordance with the expressed wish of the faculty,

although I do not find it written down in the register. In

any event, this ruling will stand until the faculty comes

together and passes upon the questions.

The answers are: First, that students who fail in an exam-

ination in the Fall term, and the subject is not continued

in the Spring term, will have the opportunity to pass off

the subject either at the re-examination in January, 1903,

or in September, 1903, or both. They will, of course, be

classified according to the conditions which they have.

Furthermore, as a student who fails in two-fifths of the

hours required of him loses the right to continue in the

University, the question seems to be properly safeguarded.

The answer to the second question is, that students who fail

in the first term and the subject is continued the second

term, shall be allowed to continue the subject if, in the

judgment of the Instructor, the subject has been faithfully

performed and there is any chance for the student to reform.

In respect to this point, Instructors are requested to be

very careful.

These rules and instructions have had constant regard to the

action of the faculty as laid down in the fourteenth annual

register; and the Professors and Instructors are expected to

familiarize themselves with the instructions as recorded in

the register.

At the beginning of the semester, several meetings of the

faculty will be held to consider what changes shall be made

in the forthcoming register.

Very respectfully yours,

J. E. Stubbs


These committees will act as whole committees. Chairmen will

not act for their committees.

Duties of the Standing Committees


On Student Affairs

Committee: Dean Thurtell, Professors Lewers, Wilson, Church,

Young and Superintendent Brown.

1. It shall be the duty of this Committee to consider all

serious infractions of the regulations of the University

and to inflict proper punishment on offending students.

2. This Committee shall keep a record of its actions in all


3. The Committee shall, through its Chairman, make known

its decision to the student or students.

4. When the Committee thinks it necessary, it may report to

the President.


On Classification

Committee: Dean Thurtell and Professors Wilson and Frandsen.

1. To classify all new students according to the report of

the Committee on Admission and Accrediting of Schools.

2. To promote and classify all students in accordance with

Rule I under "Promotions by Examination".

3. To enforce Rule II under "Term Conditions".

4. To enforce Rule III under "Entrance Conditions".

5. To enforce Rule IV under "Hour Requirements". Action to

be taken in full Committee and records kept of the Com-

mittee's decisions.


On Admission and Accrediting of Schools

Committee: Professors Church, Cushman, de Laguna and Wier.

1. To accredit the Schools and Teachers of the State as far

as they desire it.

2. To receive all new students either by examination or

credentials, and to assign them to the "School" desired.


On Examinations

Committee: Professors Doten, Adams and Wheeler.

1. To examine all students applying for admission to the

University or High School sent to it by the Committee

on Admission and Accrediting of Schools.

2. To report result of examinations to Committee on Admis-

sion and Accrediting of Schools.


On Conditions and Re-Examinations

Committee: Professors Young, Kennedy and Darling.

1. To have charge of all conditioned students.

2. To see to it that the rules concerning re-examinations

to remove conditions are observed by the members of the


3. The Chairman shall approve all reports of re-examinations

and file them with the Office Secretary.


On Debating and Literary Societies

Committee: Professors Cushman, Frandsen, de Laguna and Wier.

1. To have a supervisory relation to all Literary Societies

and to advise them in all matters pertaining to their


2. To have charge of University debates and to use every

means to make them profitable.


On Athletics

Committee: Professors Wilson, Blessing and Kennedy.

1. Athletics have an official standing in the University and

are therefore subject to advice and regulations.

2. To supervise and regulate athletic events on behalf of

the faculty.

3. To cooperate with the Committees of the Student Asso-

ciations in regard to all kinds of athletics.


On Theses and Courses of Study

Committee: Professors Louderback, Winkle, Frandsen, Blessing

and Adams.

1. To make out and submit regulations pertaining to thesis

requirements for graduation.

2. To enforce these regulations after their approval by the


3. To prescribe the rules under which the degrees of Master

of Arts, Master of Science, Mining Engineer, Civil En-

gineer and Mechanical Engineer may be obtained; and when

approved by the faculty to enforce these rules.

4. To match the courses of study and to recommend to the

faculty from time to time such changes as they think



On Library and Publications

Committee: Librarian Dexter, Professors Church and Adams.

1. To have charge of the Library and to recommend the pur-

chase of books and supplies.

2. To have charge of all University publications.


On Graduation and Honors

The faculty as Committee of the Whole.


On Military Affairs

Captain Chas. J. Boyd, Professor of Military Science and



On Schedule and Records

Committee: Professors Lewers, Louderback and Doten.

1. To prepare a schedule of recitations before the opening

of each term.

2. To make a permanent schedule as soon as it is practi-


3. The records shall be in charge of the Office Secretary.


In Charge of Buildings and Grounds

Superintendent Richard Brown

1. Buildings and Grounds are in charge of Richard Brown

as Superintendent.

2. To have charge of all Janitors and Laborers and to see

that their work is performed neatly and punctually.

3. To inspect each building once a week and toilets three

times a week.

4. To keep an accurate account of the expense of each build-

ing, labor, gas, electric light, fuel, repairs, and to

report the same to the President each month.

5. To perform such other duties as may be assigned him by

the President.


Editorial Board

Committee: Professors Church, Louderback and Adams.

1. To cooperate with the Editor in publishing the faculty

paper known as the "University of Nevada Bulletin".

Attention is Called

1. To admission of special students, page 25, 14th register.

2. Every candidate for Freshman Class, except in the School

of Commerce, is required to have Elementary Physics.

Duties of the Registrar

1. To be the channel of all official communications between

the President or the faculty and the students.

2. To have charge of diplomas, commissions and all other

official papers, except such as pertain to the Office

of the Secretary of the Board of Regents.

3. To certify to the record of students who wish an honor-

able dismissal.

4. To receive all fees from students and to pay them over

to the President at the end of each month.

5. To be Secretary of the faculty and to keep an accurate

account of its meetings.

6. To have charge of the Book Store as Agent of the Presi-

dent, to keep an account of business done each month,

and to report the same to the President.

7. To direct the keeping of the records by the Office


8. The Assistant Office Secretary shall perform such duties

as shall be assigned her by the Registrar.

Duties of the Master of Lincoln Hall

1. To have charge of all the boys in Lincoln Hall and to

enforce such regulations as are necessary to their


2. To have constant regard to their physical, intellectual

and moral welfare.

3. To enforce regulations with regard to study hours and

hours of recreation.

Duties of the Mistress of the Cottage

1. To take care of the young ladies with the interest of a

mother. To be responsible for intellectual, social and

moral welfare.

2. To see that they study regularly and diligently.

3. To supervise their social life and to cultivate in them

the advantages and obligations of good manners and


4. To take care of the house and the property.