UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
July 28-29, 1883


Volume OA - Pages 167-169

                         Elko, Nevada

                        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.