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erature, Science, and Arts, and of Engineering combined lost 3, the Department of Law gained 21, the Department of Medicine 11, and the Summer Schools 71.
Withal, the catalogue of 1902-1903 is a credit to the University and to the committee of whose painstaking and untiring efforts it is the product.
H. E. B.
Dr. William James Battle, after a decade of service, during which he brought the School of Greek to a high standard of efficiency, has been
granted a year's leave of absence by the Board of Dr. Battle's
Regents. He will spend his vacation abroad, chiefly, Vacation.
however, in Greece, where he will devote himself to the study of the history and language of that remarkable country. It goes without saying that Dr. Battle will be missed. Young and enthusiastic, his influence has been felt in many directions. As a member of the Board of Editors and later as the Editor-in-Chief of this magazine, he strove for excellence and it is largely due to his energy and interest, his good taste and fine judgment, that The University has had so creditable a publication, Then, too, he established The University Co-operative Society, which for years has furnished the student body with books, stationery and athletic goods at reasonable prices. He was also a member of many important Faculty committees, viz.: Admission from Other Colleges, Affiliated Schools, Book Store, Schedule, Student Associations, and THE RECORD. His colleagues in the Faculty and his many friends in the student body heartily join in wishing him a year of the greatest pleasure and profit.
F. W. S.
The University Summer Schools opened June 11 and closed July 24. The plans of the Executive Committee, consisting of President Prather,
Dean Sutton, and Professors Simonds, Fay and Primer, The University
as published in the Announcement, were carried out in Summer School.
every particular. The Faculty included over twenty instructors and the attendance reached two hundred and eighty-five. The work done was of a superior kind, and the laboratory courses were well patronized. Most of the students were teachers, although the regular student body of The University was well represented. Courses were offered in botany, chemistry, education, English, German, Greek, history, Latin, mathematics, physics, physiography and Spanish. Public lectures were given by Dr. Benedict, Dr. Simonds, Dr. Schoch, Mr. Gilbert M. McClurg, of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Dr. Fay.
At the close, in addition to the regular University examinations, upon the authority of the Hon. Arthur Lefevre, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, examinations were held for the benefit of such teachers as desired to obtain First Grade, Permanent, or Permanent Primary Certificates.
F. W. S.
June 5th there was placed on the east wall of the Auditorium a marble tablet in memory of the late Dr. W. W. Norman. It is of polished marble, A Now Memorial with the lettering in black, and bears the following
WESLEY WALKER NORMAN,
B. S., University of Indiana, 1885;
M. A., De Pauw University, 1894;
Ph. D., University of Indiana, 1899.
Born Feb. 10, 1863.
Died July 2, 1899. This memorial is the gift of fifteen personal friends who in this manner bear witness to the work and worth of their associate as an officer in this institution. Probably no man ever connected with The University for so brief a period—five years—exerted greater influence over his students or was more beloved by his colleagues.
F. W. S.
We regret to announce the resignation of Dr. William Morton Wheeler who, since 1899, has filled with signal ability the Chair of Zoology in this
University. The successor of the lamented Dr. Nor. The Resignation man, he pushed to the front rank a work already of Dr. Wheelor.
auspiciously begun. Dr. Wheeler is an investigator, and he imbued his students with the spirit of original research. Many have been the “Contributions” from the Zoological Laboratory and they have, moreover, been well received by the scientific world. The loss of such a man and such a teacher is almost irreparable in an institution like this. Dr. Wheeler leaves to accept the Curatorship of Invertebrate Zoology in the American Museum of Natural History, Central Park, New York City.
F. W. S.
The Board of Regents have elected Dr. Thomas H. Montgomery, Jr., of the University of Pennsylvania, to succeed Dr. William M. Wheeler in the
Chair of Zoology. The choice is most fortunate, as it The New Professor of insures the same standards of excellence that have
Zoology. hitherto obtained. Dr. Montgomery was educated at the University of Pennsylvania and later studied his specialty at the University of Berlin, where he took his Doctor's degree. For several years he has been Assistant Professor of Zoology in the University of Pennsylvania and also Professor in the Wagner Free Institute of Sciences, Philadelphia. He is a member of the American Morphological Society, the American Philosophical Society, and the Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences, and is widely known as the author of many papers and monographs of importance.
F. W S.
The sentiment expressed in the dedication of the Cactus for 1903 is so thoroughly in accord with the feeling of all,—whether or not of the student
body,—that we here reproduce it: The Dodication
"To the Genial, Witty, Chivalrous Southern Gentleof The Caotus.
man-the Best Friend, the Kindest Heart, the Gentlest Nature, the Most Universally Loved Man in The University,
JUDGE JAMES B. CLARK,
This Cactus is Affectionately Dedicated.”
FROM THE TRANSACTIONS OF THE BOARD OF REGENTS.
Meeting of April 8, 1903.
Miss Estelle Montelin, B. A., was appointed Assistant Librarian in charge of the Library, Mr. B. Wyche having resigned on March 15th. Miss Bessie Austin, of Galveston, was appointed Assistant in the Library.
Mecting of Muy 29, 1903. The Budget of the Medical Department was adopted. The conferring of degrees in accordance with the recommendation of the Faculty of that Department was authorized. Dr. Wallace Rouse was appointed Demonstrator of Clinical Medicine.
Meeting of June 10, 11, 12, 1903.
The recommendation of the Faculty in the matter of conferring degrees in the Academic, Engineering and Law Departments was adopted. Dr. Henry Winston Harper was promoted from Associate Professor to Full Professor of Chemistry. Edwin D. Shurter was promoted from Adjunct to Associate Professor of Oratory. Mr. A. C. Green, of Palestine, notified the Board of his desire to establish a Fellowship worth $250.00 annually, and at his death to endow it with $5000.00, as a memorial to his deceased sister, Miss Shirley R. Green. On motion it was ordered that $50,000 be appropriated for an Engineering Building. Mr. Warner Fite was elected Instructor in Philosophy. Dr. Thomas H. Montgomery, Jr., of the University of Pennsylvania, was elected Professor of Zoology, vice Dr. William Morton Wheeler, resigned. Dr. Frederick Otto Schub was elected Instructor in German. Miss Louise H. Wright was elected Directress of the Woman's Gymnasium, vice Miss Pearl Norville, resigned. The President and Athletic Council were authorized to elect a Director of Outdoor Athletics. James B. Clark was re-elected Proctor of the Main University. The Board was notified that the Bank of San Antonio had determined to establish two scholarships for women in the Medical Department at Galveston, having the value of $250.00 each per annum. Mr. Thomas H. Nolan was appointed Provost of the Medical Department. Ordered that University Hall in Galveston be no longer used as a mess hall for male students, but be reserved for female students of Medicine. Dr. Donald Cameron was elected Instructor in Greek and Latin for one year. Mr. Harry P. Steger of Bonham was elected Fellow in Greek and Latin. Ordered that in the School of Greek for the year 1903-1904 the staff shall consist of Dr. D. A. Penick, Dr. Donald Cameron and Mr. H. P. Steger, under the direction of Dr. Fay. Miss Ora Blardom and Miss Lilly Steirnburg of the Port Lavaca High School, having received the same grade, were each awarded a scholarship. On motion of Regent Gregory, the title of Mrs. Helen M. Kirby was changed from that of “Lady Assistant” to “Lady Assistant and Manager of the Woman's Building."
The following standing committees were appointed:
Committee on Buildings and Grounds: Regents Bryan, Brackenridge and Gregory.
Committee on Complaints, Grievances and Instructors: Regents Cain, Chapman and Bryan.
Executive Committee: Regents Henderson, Brackenridge and Gregory.
Committee on Medical Department: Regents Smith, Bryan and Brackenridge.
Visitorial Committee: Regents Browning, Chapman and Smith.
The following Instructors were re-elected for the term of two years with a seat in the Faculty, but without a vote: Messrs. Charles H. Huberich, Political Science and Law; Edward C. H. Bantel, Engineering; Herbert E. Bolton, History; Ernest J. Villavaso, French; Killis Campbell, English; D. A. Penick, Latin and Greek; E. P. Schoch, Chemistry, and C. D. Rice, Mathematics.
The following instructors were re-elected for one year: A. G. Reed, English; Henry D. Gray, English; A. L. Eno, English; R. H. Griffith, English; Jessie Andrews, German; Geo. A. Endress, Drawing (Engineering); Augusta Rucker, Zoology; J. M. Kuehne, Physics; A. C. Barker, History; Lulu Bailey, Physics; Roberta Lavender, Latin. Other instructors: Alice P. Hubbard, Spanish, promoted from Tutor; Fred Otto Schub, German; Warner Fite, Philosophy. J. R. Swenson was promoted from Fellow to Tutor in Education. Florence P. Lewis was re-elected Tutor in Mathematics. Mary E. Decherd was also re-elected Tutor in Mathematics. Carl Hartmann was promoted from Fellow to Tutor in Zoology. P. T. Miller was elected Tutor and Storekeeper in Chemistry. A. J. Rector was elected Tutor in Engineering (Drawing).
The following were elected to the position indicated: E. B. Griffin, Fellow in Oratory; A. F. Weisburg, Fellow in Political Science; Jesse McClendon, Fellow in Zoology; Guy F. Witt, Fellow in Zoology; Ethel Rather, re-elected Fellow in History; Mattie A. Austin, re-elected Fellow in His. tory; Harry P. Steger, Fellow in Latin and Greek; Mora McCombs, Fellow in Education; Annie Pritchett, Fellow in Education; G. W. Ramsdell, Fellow in History; Charles H. Winkler, Fellow in Botany; William F. Martin, Fellow in Engineering; E. A. Anderson, Fellow in Botany; J. F. Cox, Student Assistant in Oratory; L. C. Robertson, Student Assistant in Chemistry; B. L. Glascock, Student Assistant in Chemistry; S. B. Ashby, Student Assistant in English; W. F. Buckley, Student Assistant in Spanish; W. J. Powell, Student Assistant in Engineering; H. D. Mendenhall, Student Assistant in Engineering; Julia Estill, re-elected Student Assistant in Botany; J. W. Curd, Student Assistant in Botany; G. N. Lytle, Quizmaster in Law; D. A. Frank, Quizmaster in Law; W. J. True, Quizmast in Law; Helen M. Kirby, Lady Assistant and Manager of the Woman's Building; F. Homer Curtiss, re-elected Director of the Gymnasium; G. W. Briggs, re-elected Assistant Director of the Gymnasium; J. P. Howser, re-elected Assistant Director of Gymnasium; Louise H. Wright, Instructor in Physical Culture; Estelle Montelin, First Assistant Librarian, Main University; Minnie B. Smith, Second Assistant Librarian, Main University; Nellie McA. Hall, Assistant Librarian, Main University; W. P. McGinnis, Day Law Librarian; T. D. L. Britt, Night Law Librarian; W. A. Cocke, re-elected President's Stenographer; A. B. Lacy, Law Stenographer; R. E. L. Saner, re-elected Land Agent; John A. Lomax, re-elected Registrar Main University; G. C. F. Butte, Assistant to the Registrar; Charles B. Winn, re-elected Book-keeper ; James B. Clark, re-elected Proctor; L. H. Gruber, re-elected Mechanical Assistant; Ernst Hoffmann, re-elected Carpenter; H. B. Beck, re-elected Care-taker of Campus; Warren Mussina, re-elected Messenger.
MATTERS OF PUBLIC INTEREST FROM THE MINUTES OF THE FACULTY.
Meeting of April 7, 1903.
It was resolved that recommendations to teaching positions in the State Normals and in the Girls Industrial College shall be made for The University by the Committee on Teachers; and members of the Faculty shall make recommendations to teaching positions in Texas only to the Commit-. tee on Teachers. The El Paso High School was affiliated in physics, physiography, chemistry, physiology and hygiene, and Spanish. The Blinn Memorial College, Brenham, was affiliated in physiology and hygiene.
Meeting of May 5, 1903. The following report by the Course Committee was adopted: “An investigation reveals the fact that in certain recitation courses the requirements can not be fulfilled by the students in the time allotted for a course, i. e.: six hours per week outside of the recitation room. In certain laboratory courses in which the full amount of time allotted to one course, towit: 9 hours per week is required in the laboratory, lectures are given in addition, in violation of our regulations.