UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
July 28-29, 1883
Volume OA - Pages 167-169
July 28, 1883
The Board of Regents met at the Office of J. H. Rand in Elko.
Present: E. B. Harris, J. H. Rand and S. H. Day.
On motion, S. H. Day was elected Secretary Pro Tempore.
On motion, it was resolved that the School building and out
buildings adjacent thereto be repaired by having done the
necessary plastering, Kalscriming, painting and carpenter work.
On motion, Regent Rand is authorized to make necessary contracts
for repairing building referred to in the preceding motion, and
when he shall become satisfied that said work is of first class
order, he shall accept the same for this Board, and further,
that he is authorized to make purchases of fuel, lights and
other supplies necessary for use at the University, and further,
that he is authorized and empowered to order whenever he deems
it advisable to so do, necessary repairs to the public property
in charge of this Board.
On motion, it is ordered that the Academic Department of the
University shall open on Monday, the 3rd day of September, 1883,
and continue until Friday, the 27th day of June, 1884, with the
exception of a vacation from December 25, 1883 to January 1,
1884, both days inclusive.
On motion, it is ordered that the following described studies be
pursued in the Academic Department: viz,
On motion, it is resolved that the day for opening the University
and the list of studies to be pursued thereat be announced by
publication in the "Territorial Enterprise", and in each of the
newspapers published at the town of Elko for a period of one
On motion, it is ordered that instruction in Assaying and Mining
Engineering be commenced on October 1, 1883 and continue until
the 15th day of April, 1884, with the exception of a vacation
from December 25, 1883 to January 1, 1884, inclusive, and fur-
ther, that the compensation of Instructor in said branch is fixed
at the rate of $250 per month, and further, that the hours for
said instruction are hereby fixed at from 9 o'clock A.M. to 12
o'clock P.M. and from 1 o'clock P.M. to 4 o'clock P.M. of each
school day and further, that a suitable case for containing the
assaying and chemical apparatus be purchased, the cost of the
same not to exceed $75.
On motion of Regent Harris, J. E. Gignoux was elected Instructor
in Assaying and Mining Engineering.
On motion, it is ordered that no person other than a member of
this Board has authority to incur any expense whatever for or on
behalf of the University.
On motion, it is resolved that, in view of the fact that the
proper State Officers may desire to borrow, within the next few
months, and issue 4% State Bonds therefor, the money now in
University Funds subject to investment, and in view of the fur-
ther fact that United States 4% Bonds are at a premium of 18 1/2%
or 19%, said money shall remain in its present condition.
On motion, applications for the Office of Principal were read.
Those being one from each T. W. Stone, E. W. Farrington, and
William C. Dovey. On the second ballot, E. W. Farrington was
elected Principal of the University.