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DAXTID FELMLEY, Prcsz'cIe n!'
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NORMAL SCHOOL BOARD of THE
STATE of ILLINOIS
F. VV. SHEPARDSON
F. B. STITT -
LEROY A. GODDARD
VVILLIAM B. OVVEN
FRANK E. RICHEY
HICNRIY A. NIfI,AL
ELMERI T. QVVALKICRI
CHARLES L. CAPEN
JOHN C, ALLEN -
C 71. Rica go
B Z oom in g ion
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PRESIDENT FELMLEY AND 1. S. N. U.
HAT book edited by the SC11lO1' Class of I. S. N. U., illld having ffor
ws -Skip sux? 1 sl K it V. H . . Y. '. .
its pinnaiy puipose the poitiay al of school life 111 the institution,
would be C0111pl91G w1tl1out so1ne 11101111011 of tl1e sehool's growt.h
1111ClC1' tl1e supervision of Mr. Fehnley?
'JA' Those S111ClC11lS who were fortunate 0110115111 to have known tl1e
NO1'I11Hl U111vers1ty as it was twenty years ago can thoroughly appreciate the
coiistructive work that has taken place since Mr. Felniley becanie Pl'GS1lflC111.
1 The 11ew ClOVE'l0D111C'11lS inay be suniinarized follows:
The Stzmimctv' School: Six weeks lll 1900, twelve weeks after 1902, eighteen
weeks after 1913. Attendance 111 1900, +11-lg previous to our entrance 11110 the
war over 3,000
Science 111 the Cur1'z'culzm1.' Tl1e old course of study had recognized no
place for science 111 the ClQ111C111E11'Y grades. In 1901 nature study was intro'
duced, a, school garden was laid out, a green house built, 211111 tl1e 0811113118
replanted w1tl1 11ew trees a11d shrubbery. New courses 111 physics, chemistry
2111Cl biology were added 211111 six 103011018 instead of two were dee111ed suflieieiit.
Tivuffnfzffizg School FClC"l.ll"lfZ'6'.N! Steps were taken 111 1906 to establish a high
school as part of tl1e 111111111132 school ZIHC1 111 1916 a 0O1111'Zl1ClE was made with
the State Board of A.dn1inistration by which the 11lSl1'11f'l11O11 of tl1e children at
tl1e Soldiers' Orphans' Ho111e was to be taken over by the Nornial University.
The TC'IICll0I',S Collcgc: In 1907 tl1e State Legislature 2111111011 to tl1e NO1'1l1Zll
University tl1e power to confer degrees 111 education. S111C'C then a four-year
teacher's college eurricululn has DCC11 established 2111111 because of tl1e increasing
deniand 111 high schools for lt'2lf'l1GVS having degrees, this C1CP8.1.'ll1lP11l' has l1ad
a steady growth.
Special Clll"l'lC'lllll7llH.' Since 1900, the deinand for special teachers of ade-
quate preparation has led to a new eurr.icula and additional teaehers. 1
The Kiiidergarten w1tl1 two teachers.
Public School Music w1tl1 two full ti111e teachers.
Art RIIQ1 Design, with three teachers 111SlOi1C1 of o11e.
Manual T1'2l111111g w1tl1 two 1E'ZlCl1O11S.
Ho111e Econoinics w1tl1 four teaehers.
0011111161100 w1tl1 two teachers.
Agrflcultuwre zrfitlz Tzro T6'llCllCl'N.' 111 191-1 tl1e NO1'11lill University farni
was provided w1tl1 buildings a11d stock, a11d is 11ow eoiiducted at a profit. for
the institution. No other nornial school in tl1e CO11111l'Y is so well equipped
for teaching 1111C11S1VG agriculture, including dairying, poultry-raising, Ellld
The past twenty years have ll111S DCG11 years of great expansion. The
1111111lJC1' of teaehers 11218 Qf1'OVV11 from 21 to 73, tl1e annua.l. ineonie from 311,740
to EE222,+121g a Manual Arts Building, New Training School Building, Girls'
Dormitory, Heati11g Plant, Green House 31161 Farm B111lL1111g1S have been erected.
Tl1is exceptional growth is due 111 no S11121ll nieasure to tl1e earnest ettorts of
Mr. Felinley, a11d his work l1as NVO11 for l1i111 a 11211101131 reputatioii.
Who would GVC11 venture to esti111ate tl1e service he has re11dered for 1. S.
N. U. a11d tl1e develop111e11t of young teachers 111 1ll1nois!
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