The Nebraskan. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1892-1899, March 12, 1897, Image 4
ftuifll THE SCHOOL JF MECHANIC IRIS A Two Years Course of Practical Instruc tionAnswers to Some Important Questions About the School. OBJtiOT OF THE SCHOOL OF MECHANIC A UTS IHBIPIRPPHHIHBHKHBPiVSfiSatBHH' H J Whnt Is tlio School of Mcchnnlc Arts? Thl Is a hoIiuoI for tho honolU of Ne braska boys, on tho farm untl In tho shops, wlio doslro tombing In prno ttonl moolmnlcfl lit tlio University. It of fors a two years' course of Instruction In moohnnlcnl work, prlmnrlly for those young men who oxpeol to outer Homo on? of tlio mechanical trade, niul who doslro a lclontlflo hauls for thin lattor work. Why was the School Organised? Thero nro u largo number of young mini whoso educational advantage have boon limited, nnil who have neither iho time nor tho tuonoy to pursue n full course at tho untvorstty. roitlriiiK. as It 'loo, four years of high school work for entrance to tho lowest uiitv'rliy ia-i 'I'o roach thoso mon and tn .'IT. r Hum in oppor tunity of acquiring i pnii M il du. atlou, fitting them for num. uii ful pim in Mfi Is tho principal objut of tin S. hind Furthermore, tho past fow yonrs Imvo mIiowii that Nobrnskn mtiHt Imvoii greater diversity of Industrial Interests, beunuso a failure of cro pi niuaiiH a comploto stng uatlou of nil IiuhIuohh In tho Htato. When wo become u ninnufaoturlng ns woll a an tiKrloultural Htato, thou and only thou, can wo hope to hocomo moro nearly Inde pendent of drouth and hot winds, and all of their attendant ovll. To educate our yrung men In mcchanlual work, that they may help to bring about thesn Industrial changes will he no Hinall part of the work of the School. What Subjects arc Taught in the School? Mathematics, English, physios, political it moiuy, lectures on mechanical practice, .iml on Hti tin and electrical machinery, mechanical drawing bench work In wood, wood turning pattern tanking, molding and i istlng forging In Iron nnil steel llllng WOOD SHOP Foitaii hi top and chipping, machine work In metal and machine coutruotlou. How Is this Practical Work Taught? Hy work In the college shops. Tho Uni versity has two well equipped shops, and a large drawing room. The wood shop has accomodations for forty-two students at one time, and the forge shop for twenty-four students at one time. Is any one trade taught? No. The School Is not a trade school, although the elements of stivoml of the more Important mechanical trades are taught. Tho student Is thus more com pletely familiarized with mechanical work, nuil Is enabled to Judge what particular bnt neb he Is best lilted for. What arc the Requirements for En trance to the School? The applicant must b ot least sixteen ears of age. and must understand arith metic and elementary English grammar. A written examination may not be re (lulled lint tho applicant must satisfy those In charge of tho school that he Is capable of taking up tho work. At what time docs the School open? The next year begins September 1(5, 1S97, and closes tho llrst week In Juno 1S98. If possible, students should report promptly at this date. One month after tho opening of school Is tho Intest dato that students will be received unless they have had some uilvnneod work In tn.itbcmntlei aid Kugllsh. Can any of the work In the School b omitted? No. Everything In tho courso la cssen. tlal to tho course, and the various nib. Joels must bo taken as laid down, unlcu credit for u imrt of the work nmy bo ob. talncd, How much will It cost to attend this School? Tho registration feo Is tfoo. A depoilt of JS.00 por year Is required to rover break. ago and loss of tools, and wnsto of mattr. lal. At tho end of the year most of thli will bo returned to tho can fill student. Knob Jtudent must buy a set ot drafting Instruments costing about $10.00. Text books ami otbor Incidentals will amount to about $.'.00 per year. In a private fan. Ily table board may bo obtained for JIM per week. Some of tho students' clubs give board as low ns $2.00 por week. Itoon rent varies from $3.00 to $S.U0 por month. It will thus bo seen that It will rcqulrt about $150.00 por year, oxeluslvo of cloth ing, washing and Incidentals. Where can further information about the School be obtained? All Inquiries nbout tho School of Me chanic Arts, should bo nddrossod to III director. Prof. C. It. Richards, Tho Un. verslty of Nebraska, Ilnooln. THE SCHOOL OF AGRICULTURE The Courses of Practical Instruction Offered Interesting Facts about the School Expenses, etc. WHAT IT WILL COST YOUINFORMATION, ETC This School Is a bart of the Stuto Uni versity, It Is located on the University farm, Just outside ot the corporation lino or tbo city of Lincoln. Tho school term comprises twelve weeks, beginning tbo first part of Jnnunry and ending tho lnt ter part of March. Object. Tho object ot the courso Is to give In struction In subjects pertaining to farm ing, and at tho same tlmo to onTor to the student certain general studies moro ele montary In tholr nature than those pur sued In the Unlversltv. Tho agricultural Instruction Is designed to be as practical as possible, to glvo tho student something that wU' bo of value to him when he re turns to tho farm. The Instruction Is giv en partially In tho class room, but largely by means of actual practice and observa tion. Tho practice, however, Is not In the work ot tbo farm with which every farm er Is familiar, but In operations requiring skill and knowledge, nnil which arf not ordinarily acquired on the farm. Certain common branches aro ad ded, because It Is believed that those will be a great help to tho student not only In training his mind to grnsp moro readily tho solcntlllc principles underlying his ag ricultural studies, but also because of tholr tendency to broaden the mind, and make ot him a moro Intelligent and suc cessful citizen. It Is nlso hoped that the stimulus received by this acquisition of an elementary knowledge may prompt some ot Its recipients to continue with the Uni versity course. Courses of Study. There are two courses offered, one of JUDGING STOCK. CltOSS FEIITILIZATION. which may be completed In ono term, and the other a three term courso, of which ono term Is taken during tho winter of each yoar. Any student after taking tho one term course, desiring to continue with tbo long courso, Is at liberty to do bo. Three Term Course. (First Torm.) Tiotnny Chemistry Mnthomatlcs Entomology Horticulture Breeding of live stock Stook feeding Military drill (Second Term.) Kngllsb Mathematics Carpentry and blacksmlthlng Botany Chemistry Veterinary science Military drill (Third Term.) Soils, crops and their relation Kngllsh Agricultural engineering and hydraulics Agricultural mechanics Blacksmlthlng and carpentry ' Political economy Fnvm accounts Farm dairying Military drill One Term Course. Tho ono term courso Includes tho prac tical studies Included In tho above list. Admission. No examinations for entrance are re quired, but applicants will bo expected to have a good knowledge of tho element! English branches as taught In the 0"" trlct schools, and must bo at least ! teen years of age. Men and women ! admitted on tho same basis. Other Privileges. Tho libraries, museums and other acces sories to tho University aro available to tho students In tho School of Agriculture. Bxnenses. Tho only feo Is a registration fee ot $100. Books, dairy suit, etc., will cost about $3.00 In tbo ono term course, some- whnt mnrn In fhn nUinr. Htiwlnnfa llvn In nrlvntn hnllSCS. TaW board ranges from $1.50 to $2.00 per weet Rent of furnished room varies from 6W cents to $1.00 por week. Tho probable cost por torm to each tti' flnnt ta nhnllf na fr.lliTvu Room rent, 12 weeks '5c M Table board 12 weeks $2.00. ! Books etc jT'oo Registration feo ?j-. For further particulars address: x..U umvt,.i, -lncolfl. ' E8W.