Semi-centennial History of the Illinois State Normal University, 1857-1907

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1907 - Teachers colleges - 384 pages
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This book documents the first 50 years of the Illinois State Normal University, from 1857 to 1907. Accordingly, the book is often referred to as the "Jubilee History of the I.S.N.U." or, more simply, the "Jubilee History." It was prepared under the direction of a committee of I.S.N.U. faculty appointed by university president David Felmley. Committee members selected John Keith to serve as editor of the work and William Bawden as Keith's assistant.

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Page 216 - He spake of love, such love as Spirits feel In worlds whose course is equable and pure; No fears to beat away — no strife to heal — The past unsighed for, and the future sure...
Page 133 - Jack and Jill went up the hill To get a pail of water. Jack fell down and broke his crown, And Jill came tumbling after.
Page 65 - The recent introduction of the natural sciences into our common school course of study has developed a general demand for specimens in Natural History, which I am trying to supply. It is designed to furnish, in time, to every school in the State which will properly use and care for it, a small collection, so selected as to illustrate in the best possible manner the branches required to be taught.
Page 92 - ... lad's birthdays are noted as the years slip by, and much of the pensive tenderness of later years finds its explanation in the pages of the little book to whose sacred confidence he intrusted the secret story of his heart. With such characteristics the deep religious vein which gave a marked coloring to his nature was naturally associated. The harmonies of the world, as manifested in the invariable laws of nature, appealed mightily to the characteristic quality of his intellect. His mind could...
Page 188 - I could a tale unfold whose lightest word Would harrow up thy soul, freeze thy young blood, Make thy two eyes, like stars, start from their spheres, Thy knotted and combined locks to part And each particular hair to stand on end, Like quills upon the fretful porcupine : But this eternal blazon must not be To ears of flesh and blood.
Page 86 - November hillsides and the falling leaves Where the Potomac broadens to the tide ; The crisp autumnal silence and the gray (As of a solemn ritual Whose congregation glories as it grieves, Widowed but still a bride) ; The long hills sloping to the wave ; And the lone bugler standing by the grave ! Taps!
Page 8 - Rex, of Pike county, Samuel W. Moulton, of Shelby county, John Gillespie, of Jasper county, George Bunsen, of St. Clair county, Wesley Sloan, of Pope county, Ninian W. Edwards, of Sangamon county, John Eden, of Moultrie county, Flavel Mosley,- of Cook county, William H. Wells, of Cook county, Albert R. Shannon, of White county, and the Superintendent of Public Instruction, ex-officio, with their associates, who shall be elected as herein provided, and their successors are hereby created a body corporate...
Page 65 - ... the whole field of study. It will be an easy matter, however, for the teachers and pupils of the state to collect and send to this museum, in one or two seasons, a sufficient number and variety of specimens liberally to supply all our schools ; and these I will undertake to name, select, arrange, and redistribute in such a manner as to give to each school participating in the work the benefit of a judicious selection from the whole number sent by all. Good specimens in all branches of natural...
Page 53 - The objects of the said normal university shall be to qualify teachers for the common schools of this State, by imparting instruction in the art of teaching, and all branches of study which pertain to a common school education; in the elements of the natural sciences, including agricultural chemistry, animal and vegetable physiology; in the fundamental laws of the United States and of the State of Illinois, in regard to the rights and duties of citizens, and such other studies as the board of education...
Page 86 - Where the Potomac broadens to the tide — The crisp autumnal silence and the gray ( As of a solemn ritual Whose congregation glories as it grieves, Widowed but still a bride) — The long hills sloping to the wave, And the lone bugler standing by the grave...

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