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Indianapolis Press (Newspaper) - August 9, 1900, Indianapolis, Indiana
The India Zapolis press thursday August 9, 1900.Twenty-seventh year Northern Indiana Normal school by a staff correspondent Valparaiso ind., aug. 9.�?Twenty-seven years a a Young Ohio Man with a clearly defined purpose settled in Valparaiso. He had Learned that a methodist College established Here some years before was about to be abandoned by its managers and the single building in which it had been housed was offered for ale. The Young Man was Henry b. Brown and his purpose was to open and establish a Normal school lines intended to Supply a popular want. Or. Brown was born at it. Vernon o., and reared in Morrow and Wood counties attending the Public schools and subsequently teaching in a country District. For a Short time he was a student at Wesleyan University at Delaware and then after replenishing his purse with the wages teaching he entered the National Normal University at Lebanon and was graduated from its scientific department in Isa. Wit ii the preparation thus acquired he became a teacher in the Northwestern Normal school at republic., o., from which he came to the school. Or. Brown purchased the old College building and in september 1873, proceeded to organize therein the Northern Indiana Normal school which when fully developed was expected to embody his Ideal a school completely equipped for the instruction and training teachers in the common schools and for the thorough technical instruction others in the sciences music Fine arts and the curriculum a modern commercial colleges at the smallest possible Cost to the individual student. The begin Haig was not remarkably promising As the school opened with Only thirty flies dents and a teaching quot quot quot quot quot Thyl departments himself and three Young assistants brought from Ohio. But the Man quot with a purpose quot was endowed with ambition courage persistence and tenacity. He was at no time discouraged was always hopeful working strenuously toward the realization his Ideal. And the Northern Indiana Normal school and Valparaiso College business Institute today is the result a constant growth a continuous development from Vear to year under the direction a commanding intelligence and a Strong will. While it is not a Miracle the evolution such a school founded in a Small town is certainly marvelous. The enrolment 1s73, including Only thirty five students All them except thirteen living in the neighbourhood increased rapidly in the succeeding years until it has reached for the school quot year closing today the enormous total 3,422. This Means that 3,422 different students have been enrolled and in attendance at least part the time during the year. These students represent every county in Indiana every state in the Union and every territory the United states. The enrolment also includes students from Canada England Germany Italy the Netherlands and Persia. The material growth As represented by the additional buildings laboratories apparatus instruments machines and All kinds equipment essential for Experiment and illustration has kept Pace with the extraordinary demands the increased attendance. The capacity the single building called the quot old College quot been doubled by an addition and not fewer than six new buildings have been erected quot College Hill quot by the school management while almost a Hundred houses have been built in the immediate Vicinity to furnish room and Board for new science building. The Pride the institution just now is a Fine fire proof building the Best modern construction arranged especially for the science department which is almost completed. It stands the Bluff in Plain View passing Railroad trains and attracts attention because its Arci Ilter Tural Beauty. The facilities it affords for the study natural science by modern methods Are not surpassed by those any College University in the country. The building is a three Story Structure 60 by 120 feet. The Walls Are constructed Bedford Stone and pressed Brick with Terra Cotta trimmings the lining consisting throughout builder s Terra Cotta to Prev int dampness. Every room is heated with steam and lighted by the Plant owned by the institution. Work in the sciences must now be done in the lab Ara Torles in order to give the very Best results. While very careful attention is Given to the text books the subjects in chemistry physics physiology botany zoology geology mineralogy biology etc., Are taught in connect lon with practical experiments. Aside from the work in the class room each student is required tothe Complete faculty h. B. Brown Presl Flentz professor English grammar and in special charge training department. O. P. Kinsey vice president professor literature and in special a Barge Brient Lilc department. H. N. Carvery ancient languages and mental science. Kate carvery latin. M. E. Bogarte higher mathematics and elocution. Mantle e. Baldwins Uter Atura and rhetoric. Mrs. Sarah p. Kinsey a a Ogra by and English grammar e. W. Apgar assistant. John e. Roessler German and algebra William Shafiey and Lizzie Mcallily assistants. B. P. Will Lamb literature. Geo. W. Neetz psychology and pedagogy in special charge pedagogical department Fred Sillery assistant. M. L. Weems physiology and biology w. D. Wels. Assistant. O. P. Mcauley history and arithmetic. J. H. Clouds physics. J. N. Roe Dean pharmaceutical department professor chemistry Materia a Richard Timmons Medica and Host glory. Joseph f. Smith Joseph c. Carson and David j. Loring assistants. Mrs. Florence Butler elocution and rhetoric. Mrs. Eva Bondy assistant. L. P. Bennett geology and mineralogy. C. W. Benton bookkeeping and in special charge commercial department. Four assistants. Mrs. Mary Hemstock kindergarten. Harold l. Butler voice and director musical department. Twelve assistants mrs. J. B. Dolson painting an in special charge Fine Art department. 9. P. Corboy photography and Tyi get Walt Long and in special charge phonographic department. Four assistants. R. A. Storm debating. Ella pct. Work in the Laboratory under the direction a special instructor at least one hour a Day in each the sciences. In this new building there Are eight laboratories fully equipped with All modern appliances and affording working space daily to one thousand different students each one having exclusive use apparatus for the hour. The laboratories Are provided with water and Gas. The pharmaceutical chemical and physiological laboratories Are provided with hoods connected with chimneys for the removal All gases that Are unpleasant and injurious. For beginners and those in the preparatory teachers work hundreds Small microscopes As Well As dissecting apparatus Are ready for the student s use while for advanced students there Are no less than fifty High Grade compound microscopes. Students Are instructed in the manipulation the Microscope and then in the Spe Clai Art cutting staining and mounting collections. Each student is supplied with a Microscope for his individual use without additional Cost but is held responsible for its departments. Ancient languages literature mathematics pedagogy history English elocution and rhetoric music Art and business Institute work including stenography and Type writing Are treated and studied in their several departments. For example instruction is Given in vocal and instrumental music such instruments As piano guitar violin mandolin and horns. The music Hall is separated from All other buildings and furnished with thirty six pianos for the use teachers in giving lessons and pupils in their practice. Each piano Pupil is required to practice two hours a Day and the charge for use the instrument is 2 cents an hour. The charge for the use other instruments is merely nominal. As evidence the thoroughness instruction in music the fact is cited in the musical critic Chicago that the music students rendered Gounod s quot Faust quot with adequate expression and remarkable Power. Speaking the Art department the school the journal Fine arts says it is quot an american Ideal successfully worked out in the educational students Are very Early required to paint from nature and the work is done successfully under the Eye competent instructors. Causes unparalleled Success. One disposed to be sceptical May incline to doubt the statements and to question the growth and Progress claimed for this school. He does not comprehend the possibility building up a school such magnitude and reputation in a town whose population at the time founding the school was less than half the enrolment the school for last year. But the Doubter can be convinced by visiting Val a also and counting the students that i assemble Dally College Hill to receive i instruction. How the has the Success i been wrought first a. Brown As the executive head has made a Point employing competent specialists for the Heads departments and capable enthusiastic teachers in All subordinate positions. Second As a matter principle the actual fact Are set Forth in All advertising and no promises Are made to be broken. Third the constant aim has been to keep abreast the times by furnishing the school with equipment equal to the Best. Fourth the numerous and diversified departments enable a larger number students to acquire some valuable and practical knowledge to satisfy the taste and meet the wants. In a very Short time. Finally the exceedingly Small Cost attendance including Price Board serves As a Strong attraction to students limited Means desiring special instruction in a department furnished with Superb equipment for discovery and illustration and affording such unusual Opportunity to form acquaintance with Young men and women from All the states America and Many countries Europe. These Are among the potential influences that draw the hosts students to the Northern Indiana Normal school. It is proper in this connection to refer to the coming P. Kinsey into the seek at the s tallest possible outlay and they get it for practical use not for purposes decoration and Aoi various kinds. Two literary societies i be Star and the Crescent have Halls nicely Funk hed in which meetings Are held weekly for ren Dering a program especially prepared. Each these a Cleties also Rives a annually and holds to anniversary meetings both Are in a condition i Sperty. The Basarte elocution club holds occasional meetings and also celebrates the anniversary its organization. The band and orchestra under the a Rade snip i Rof. Wolf la Well equipped and in one the popular organic Aticus the school. The Sigma i instead by ing a greek fraternity is a association Conr Tuccoli in the late res iii the members. Amodt the most a Tow iii Beneficent i societies organized and supp it red in the school Are the y. M. C. A. Ana the y. W. C. A. They maintain separate Headquarters and have a Hoard my House their own in which Uliey entertain members and others stud cents. They hold prayer meetings daily it i 30 p. M. And saturdays from 6 80 i. M. To 7 30 p. M. The associations Are divided into sections a dozen members each and the several sections hold meetings at different places for Bible study every sunday afternoon. The associations Are continuously engaged in missionary work among the Ati Ideus and also in aiding Many Young men and Young women the outside to secure places and furnishing temporary subsistence for such As Are in want. They work systematically Ido Kini after strangers that come to attend school and doing whatever May be done to surround them with wholesome Christian Tifi fences. The associations Are prospering Ivind the activities so Large a band Young christians Are a Power for Good that cannot be too highly valued. Representatives different sections and states have Long maintained organizations for social purposes which Are most enjoyable. The quot Southern society quot including students from states South the Ohio has Beeti in existence about ten years. The new England society the to Iota embracing the two Dakotas and Minnesota a the scandinavian the Indiana the Illinois the Ohio the Michigan and the Wisconsin Are among the separate state societies. The school has also a Large and flourishing Catholic society organizations the Eastern Star daughters Rebekah knights pythias Independent order Woodmen Odd Fellows and masons. Out so Large an attendance it is not Dlf ii cult to support All these. Why Tho school lives. The sum it All is that the Northern Indiana Normal school and business College has a Field and occupies it. Thousands students both Young men and Young women so circumstanced and in ironed As not to be Able to take a classical even a scientific course in College May receive Benefit in a special course extending Over a few months. They Are not dress Parade there is no encouragement for them to spend Money the moral atmosphere is pure and they Are estimated Only by their character and their work. Most the members this school Nave earned the Money to Ihler expenses and Many while in the school find Opportunity to earn a sufi event sum to their Board and tuition. They attend Here because Little Money is required in proportion to the advantages offered and because the feeling Equality which appears to pervade the minds All. The school is self governing a simple democracy. Students attend Chapel if they will but there is no compulsion. The immense auditorium is usually filled. They Are expected to attend recitations and pass Intner studies drop out but they know the object their attendance and Seldom fall. The character and maturity the students must be taken into account in any fair estimate the causes unparalleled Success. G. I. Reed. N. I. Normal notes. The auditorium for Chapel and other general meetings has comfortable seats 2,041 people and it is usually filled. Some the urls taking the course in music their expenses by teaching pupils in neighbouring towns saturdays. Or. I Ryan was engaged to deliver a lecture when the Corner Stone the new science Hall was Laid but actually gave them a carefully prepared political speech. Two the teachers that came to the Northern Indiana Normal school with commercial Hall. This building accommodates All the departments the business Collece i old College. Remain building Northern Indiana Normal school. Reconstructed and enlarged from the old Valparaiso methodist College which was al discontinued in 1873. J school As one its vitalizing and renewing influences. During the past Nineteen years he has been the complement . Brown supplying whatever May have been wanting before he came. Or. Kinsey is a native Harrison county Ohio. He was educated in the National Normal school at Lebanon and employed As teacher in that school after the completion his course study until his name became so thoroughly identified with the institution As to deserve mention in speaking its influence and achievements a tour Europe made some years later added to his breadth View and to his Stock valuable knowledge gained by observation and study so that he brought to his duties in Valparaiso a mind Well stored and Well disciplined for the technical work the class room and the practical business management. Hla scholarship supplemented by varied experience in alt jars was sufficiently comprehensive to enable him to take and to the highest possible Success the school and his business sagacity is observed in the systematic and successful conduct the Large dormitories in which nearly half the students live. His individuality is marked and he has a Way impressing the school favourably. The me i and women that attend this pc Honl Are such As make the Best possible use Oporta Netles. They Are there for work. They can afford no loss time Aste Money. They Jet the Good they. President Brown Twenty seven years ago have remained there continuously and Are now members the faculty. A Bogarte. Mark l. De Motte Dean Northern Indiana Normali a my school. The Library contains about Twenty thousand Well selected volumes and a spacious Reading room. The books Are Road by the students and others Are added to the shelves to fill the want. Caleb Powers Kentucky now trial at Georgetown was a student in the Normal for three years and graduated with the class 93. He was the first president the Southern society. College Hill is Well occupied by the various Halls and school buildings belonging to the institution and huckster wagons Are in evade not about the dormitories and neighbouring boarding houses every morning. A a Good Board is furnished at 11.40 a week 20 cents a Day 10 cents for dinner and 6 cents each for breakfast and supper. The school has farm gardens in which Are produced the com tomatoes and cabbages required for the dormitories and not infrequently beef cattle Are purchased from the banners and slaughtered by the management for which excellent Fazlur % a a Interior Library. Heritage Hall ladles dormitory and dining Hall. I College auditorium. I the second floor this building will seat 2,Oil, being the largest College Assembly s in the state. Ties have been provided. Furnished rooms Are rented for 60 cents a week. Yesterday afternoon at the annual business session the College alumni association officers were elected As follows president William d. Wels vice president Richard Timmons Secretary mrs. Nellie m. Loomis treasurer b. L. Looms All this City. A in the Northern Indiana Normal school incorporated for convenience with h. B. Brown president and P. Kinsey vice president and a Board directors that does not direct the management. It is a private school owned and managed by the president and his chief staff the vice president. A Fine three Story building belonging to the institution. Is located centrally and occupied As a general Supply store. Books Are sold rented and exchanged. President Brown has at All times exhibited the Quality executive ability which is Best observed in the selection men and women for particular places and has therefore gathered around him a capable staff every member which co operates with him fully. He is favored to a remarkable degree with personal magnetism drawing to himself the students and inspiring them with Confidence. He works hard but with such system As to make every moment count. Glen with less capacity for leadership and organization would fail where he has succeeded in building up an institution whose annual income exceeds $100,000. Last night witnessed the Twenty seventh annual alumni exercises and banquet Valparaiso College and Northern Indiana Normal school. An audience 2,000 was present at the alumni exercises which took place in the College auditorium. The Interior was handsomely decorated with National emblems Bunting potted plants and Banks Flowers. Music was furnished by prof. Harold l. Butler miss Anna Ward and mrs. Jennie Thatcher Beach All the College music faculty. Martin h. Carmody 95, grand rapids mich., delivered the principal address quot the . Carmody is an orator ability and he was frequently applauded. A Brief informal social was held the floor the auditorium. Representatives classes from 73 to 1900 were american journal health published in new York in an article referring to the common practice constructing colleges without due regard to sanitation and ventilation says the Northern Indiana Normal school and business College is so skilfully arranged As to obviate injury to the optic nerves. And another admirable feature the general sanitation prevailing is seen in the perfect details the toilet arrangements. We mention this because it is in this very regard that we often have to criticise unfavourably other business colleges. Proper facilities in the matter cloak rooms also distinguish the Northern Indiana Normal school and business College and simple As this May seem the readers should understand that Tho promiscuous huddling together overcoats wraps etc., in Damp receptacles is often a quot danger to health. G. I. banquet tonight by a staff correspondent Valparaiso ind., aug. Are Complete in the banquet Hall i for the annual banquet immediately following the Public literary exercises to. Night. Covers Are to to Laid for 500. Presi Dent Brownw ill preside Over the ceremonies As toastmaster and music will be furnished by the College orchestra directed by prof. August Wolf. The set program includes the following toasts quot the a Alue knowledge quot miss a Kate Carver. Valparaiso ind. Quot we in our Day quot Carl i. Ingerson st. Louis to. Quot when the returns come in quot thai Hon. George h. Tappy Columbia City a ind. Quot educational changes quot miss Katherine Stilwell the Cook county Normal Chicago quot the caucus quot con Essman dear d. Crumpacker quot new Phenomena quot Harry f. Kay Saxton pa., representing the scientific graduating class quot futures quot miss Martha Jackson level o., representing the classic graduating class. Other responses were made by p. H. Moroney Chicago . Ross j. Greg Orv. Iowa maj. B. B. Ray Chicago judge W. Whitelock Huntington ind. Prof. C. H. Wood Valparaiso maj. J. M. Mcgill Chicago prof. H. N. Carver Valparaiso j. B. Dandridge Chicago vice president P. Kinsey Valparaiso . J. B. Dicus president Chicago alumni association Chicago and others. G. I. R. new science building. A quot we be opened for work in the laboratories in sept Estjer
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