07/03/1919

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
July 3-4, 1919
 



07-03-1919
Volume OE - Pages 223-224

                         Reno, Nevada
                         July 3, 1919

The Board of Regents of the University met on July 3 at 11:10
o'clock in the Office of the President.  The following were
present:  Regents Hood, North, Pratt and Chairman Cheney; also
President Clark and Comptroller Gorman.  Absent:  Regent Curler.

The Comptroller presented for approval Claims for the month of
June and went over certain special items for the full informa-
tion of the Board.

The Board by vote approved list of Claims against the State of
Nevada, Nos. 89 to 117, inclusive, excepting Nos. 92 to 100
inclusive (Smith-Hughes Claims) for a total of $12,988.45; and,
also list of Regents' Claims Nos. 53 to 59 inclusive, for a total
of $19,473.61.  Lists of Claims and Checks were accordingly
signed by the Board and Chairman.  Vote on above approval:

    Chairman Cheney      Aye
    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Mr. North            Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye

The President reported to the Board the visit from Mr. F. B.
Dresslar in June, Mr. Dresslar being the specialist from the
Department of Education who had been invited to come to the
University to assist with the plans for the College of Educa-
tion building.  The President stated that through the assistance
of Mr. Dresslar, the University would have a building that would
be adequate for its purpose at a considerable savings of money
to the University.  He also gave some detail of Mr. Dresslar's
suggestions regarding various rooms and interiors and equipment
for the building.

The minutes of the meetings of the Board of May 6 and May 31
(this being one meeting, recessed from the former date to the
latter) having been placed in the hands of the members of the
Board were, upon order of the Chairman, approved.

On the recommendation of the President, it was moved by Regent
Pratt that the salary of Leah Regan, Stenographer for the College
of Agriculture, be set at $85 per month.  Vote:

    Chairman Cheney      Aye
    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Mr. North            Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye

The President presented to the Board a copy of a memorandum of
agreement between the University of Nevada and Peckham Brothers
of Reno, relative to a right of way for Peckham Brothers through
some part of the University Farm, this request having come to the
President through Professor Wilson.

Before any action could be taken, the Chairman suggested that the
matter of rights be carefully looked into and the matter was left
in the hands of the Chairman of the Board for his advice, Profes-
sor Wilson to confer with the Chairman and report of the final
action to be made to the Board later.

The President read to the Board a letter from Representative
Evans recording his approval of the University of Nevada cata-
log.  (Filed in open file.)

The President read to the Board a letter from Miss Syvil Howe
conveying to the University a gift of a $50 Liberty Bond to be
used as a scholarship, preferably to a Normal student, this
coming semester.  (In safe.)

The President reported that Mr. R. L. Fulton had notified him of
a gift of a painting entitled "Early Morning", by Ben Seaton, to
be made by Mrs. Yerington of Carson, as the beginning of an art
collection for the University.  Also he stated that Mrs. F. O.
Norton of Reno had a promise from a San Francisco artist of a
valuable painting to be contributed to the University for such a
collection.  Informal discussion was held as to a suitable room
to house a possible art collection but no action was taken re-
garding this.

Report was made by the President that Professor Spencer and As-
sistant Professor Mc Kinlay would report from war service for
the opening of the Fall semester.

The President reported his attendance at Commencements of high
schools in Elko, Wells, Winnemucca and Reno and Sparks, and
stated that a large proportion of each graduating class in
these towns was planning to enter the University this Fall.

The President presented the resignation of Miss Maude A. Denny,
Associate Professor of Music, effective July 1, and the same was
on motion accepted.  The President suggested in filling the
vacancy the consolidation of the Music Department with the De-
partment of Education, the work in Music being primarily a pre-
requisite in the Normal School.  The plan was favorably discussed
and the consolidation of certain other related Departments was
also brought up.  The President stated that he was turning over
applications for Instructorship in Music to Mr. Young, Acting
Head of the Normal School.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.

                             A. E. Cheney
                             Chairman