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' £(S| , John W. Hoyt 1887 - 1890 Frank P. Graves 1896 - 1898 UM J $87 -7962 On March 4, 1886, the University Bill was signed by the territorial gover- nor, Francis E. Warren, and later that year the cornerstone of Old Main was laid. During the summer of- 1887, t he first faculty was chosen and on Septem- ber 6, 1887, the Territorial University was opened. In January of 1891, Wyo- ming was incorporated as a State Uni- versity. The first commencement with a graduating class of two was held in June of 1891. In 1894, the colleges of Agri- culture, Liberal Arts, and Engineering were established and in 1896 the first graduate degrees were conferred. Wyo- ming ' s first summer session was held in 1905 with an enrollment of 27 students. In 1909 the first WYO was published and in 1910, Pi Beta Phi was the first national sorority to be installed at the University of Wyoming. When Wyoming celebrated its 25th Anniversary, the regu- lar school enrollment was 213 and there were twelve degrees conferred. In 1912, Henry G. Knight was in- stalled as the first Dean at the University of Wyoming as Dean of the College of Agriculture. Alpha Tau Omega became the first national fraternity at Wyoming when it was installed in 1913. R.O.T.C. was begun at Wyoming in 1916. Justus F. Soule became the first Dean of Men in 1920, the same year in which the Law school began. The University of Wyo- ming was admitted to the Rocky Moun- tain Athletic Conference in 1921 and celebrated its first homecoming a year later. " Branding Iron " was adopted as the name for the school paper in 1923. In 1924, Wyoming was admitted to the As- sociation of Accredited Universities. 1937 saw the celebration of the 50th an- niversary of the University. At that time the regular year school enrollment was 1900 with a total of 222 degrees con- ferred. Albinus A. Johnson 1891 - 1896 Elmer E. Smiley 1898 - 1903 Charles W. Lewis 1903 - 1904 Frederick M. Tisdale 1904 - 1908
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1962 EDITION - VOLUME XLIX ROBERT MARSHALL, EDITOR JIM WATSON, ASSOCIATE EDITOR BARBARA DUNCAN, BUSINESS MANAGER PUBLISHED ANNUALLY BY THE ASSO- CIATED STUDENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING, LARAMIE, WYOMING
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Charles 0. Merica 1908 - 1912 Aven Nelson 1917 - 1922 Wyoming ' s third 25 years saw more advancements than the entire first 50 years. A charter for Phi Beta Kappa was granted to Wyoming in 1940. The Nat- ural Resources Research Institute was established in 1943. Also in 1943, Wyo- ming won the N.C.A.A. basketball championship. In 1945, the Graduate School was founded. In 1946, the Col- lege of Pharmacy was established and in 1947 the College of Commerce In- dustry and the Division of Adult Educa- tion and Community Service were es- tablished. The first Ph. D. degree was conferred at this time also. Wyoming won its first Skyline Conference Football championship in 1949. In 1953, the Western Interstate Commission on High- er Education was established and in 1955 the Division of Business and Economic Research was established. 1957 saw the establishment of the College of Nursing and the School of American Studies. The Colleges of Liberal Arts became the Col- lege of Arts and Sciences in 1956 and instituted its Honors Program in 1958. An $11.7 million building program was launched by the University in 1959. By 1961, the regular student enrollment had reached 4100 with a summer school en- rollment of 2200 students. There were a total of 967 degrees conferred in 1961. This year is the joint celebration of the 75th anniversary of the University of Wyoming and the 100th anniversary of the Land Grant College Act. Bc tf 9} 16k £ Eb V : ■ 2 Bk Clyde A. Duniway 1912 - 1917 Arthur G. Crane 1922 - 1941 Lewis J. Morrill 1942 - 1945 George Duke Humphrey 1945-
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