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THE SCHOFIELD YEARS
An aerial picture ot the campus in the mid- athletic field framed by the Putnam Park
Thirties shows the main building and the bluff.
The redecorated library held a painting depicting the meeting of Sioux and Chippewa at Little Niagara Creek.
Harvey A. Schofield was named president of the Eau Claire Normal School in the spring of 1916, and was charged with developing the curriculum and faculty of the new institution. A single building, located on a 12-acre site near the Chippewa River was given to the school by the city. Governor Emanuel L. Philipp dedicated the site with these prophetic words, "That you, the sons and daughters of the commonwealth, might have better educational service." The student body at that time numbered 159, with 20 faculty. Though the purpose of the new institution was primarily teacher education, a “college course" and pre-professional training were offered. The name "Eau Claire State Teachers College" was adopted in 1927. signifying that the normal school had become a college granting a Bachelor of Education degree upon completion of the four-year curriculum.
In 1928, the campus was expanded to the south with the addition of a 14-acre athletic field. During the depression campus beautification and improvement projects were instituted by the administration, In cooperation with the federal government.
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The band promoted the lively school spirit of the Twenties.
In the twenty-five years of his administration. President Schofield saw enrollment increase to over seven hundred, and saw the faculty double in size. One hundred and eighty-nine courses were offered in ten departments of instruction. The original building still accommodated the entire college, plus a campus laboratory school of one hundred and fifty pupils.
President Schofield cared about each student and faculty member as an individual, and in the words of the memorial resolution of the Board of Regents, he was "a fine leader and friend—a man of administrative ability and sound counsel."
The first faculty, seven of whom stayed with the school for many years, are pictured with several student helpers.
Basketball was played in competition with other state normal schools from the first year.
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