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About The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 29, 1894)
ibis impoBsiblo for us to refrain from dis
pensing gratis, some of the things we have
learned along the way.
You enter school now with an abundance
of enthusiasm. Your ambition is up to tho
sticking point. Keep it there. Don't lot
it lag for one minute. Study so hard that
you can not hoar the gong ring, yet don't
study too hard.
Tho above is tho first and greatest ro
'quiromont. Namely to keep your studies
paramount. But there are other require
ments quite as important in their way as this
one. Man cannot live secluded in college
any more than he can in that larger school
of the world. Your school life will not be
pleasant, it will not be nearly so profitable
unless you associate with your follows.
Don't wait until people pull you out of your
shelf, come out yourself.
Of course we do not advise any one to be
too forward, to rush in ahead of their time.
You cannot advance in college as you
do in the side entrance of a theatre. But
don't be scared, don't be backward. That
stern, mrirose professor, to whom you think
you will never be nearer than tho north
p'dle, may prove to be your best friend if
you approach him at tho right angle.
'And now with regard to associates, The
Hesperian advises to bo generous in your
friendships. Don't bo so narrow-brained
or' -selfish as to tie yourself to a little click
and think the earth revolves in your orbit,
and indeed that it would not revolve at all
but for your crowd. For men of that stamp
tlie University has no place or purpose. You
ought to be here with a purpose.
Don't allow any man or body of men to
pour silly trash into your cars that tends to
elevate yourself and to pull down your fel
lows. In short, be your own judge and act
slowly and with discretion.
' Bo democratic. It is the only true life.
Touch' all kinds of people from all sides.
Tho moment you do otherwise you narrow
your influence. Learn to stand alone. It
is- dangerous to depend upon 'others to hold
up your hands.
Go to chapel, and go ovory day. Look
at your song book and not at tho girls.
Lastly, join something. Got in lino.
An organization can livo a good deal longer
without you, than you can without tho or
ganization. If you perform conscientiously
all of tho above suggestions wo will promise
never again to mention the subject.
The establishment of tho Conservatory of
Music, probably tho first complete school of
music west of tho Missouri river, marks an
epoch in tho history of the University. Tho
statutes of this state expressly call for tho
creation of a College of Fine Arts when tho
revenues of tho University exceed, a hundred
thousand dollars per annum. That point has
been reached; and tho only question now is
how can such a college bo established with
out serious expense to tho tax-payers of tho
state. So far as tho music side of such a
college is concerned, this question has been
answered. The Conservatory, which is a
success from the start and which will grow
as rapidly as the University itself has grown,
is the private enterprise of tho director, Pro
fessor Willard Kimball, and its plant and
maintainance will be supplied by him. This
moans that the expense will be borno by
those who wish their children educated in
music, and not by the tax-payers at large.
Yet it is a department of the University; re
ceives full faith and credit in its work upon
the books of tho University; its faculty are
selected by and with tho consent of tho Board
of Regents, and their names appear in tho
usual place in University publications; and
tho Univereity stands pledged to see this
work done in a thoroughly creditable way.
That it will make good this pledge is shown
by tho first Conservatory faculty, which un
questionably is in every respect equal to tho
faculty of any conservatory in tho country
to-day. It is not as largo nor as varied as
that of tho Boston Conservatory; but these
characteristics will come as tho University
grows. It is a typical faculty, however, just
as the Conservatory building, oven in its in
complete condition, is a typical building. It
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