Wednesday, March 31, 2010

South Dakota School of Mines: 1908

Number of graduates is increasing: from 1888 to 1901 five people graduate, from 1901 to 1908 forty-one graduate with thirty of them graduating in the last three years. [Tenth Biennial Report of the Regents of Education of the State of South Dakota to the Governor for the Biennial Period Ending June 30, 1908, Fiscal Years 1907, 1908. pg. 120]

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

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South Dakota School of Mines: 1994

Liberal Arts building (AKA: Main Building, Admin building, 3rd building) demolished.

Monday, March 29, 2010

South Dakota School of Mines: 1908

Those in charge of the campus have been working to beautify the grounds by planting trees, sowing grass seed and making gravel walks and driveways. [Tenth Biennial Report of the Regents of Education of the State of South Dakota to the Governor for the Biennial Period Ending June 30, 1908, Fiscal Years 1907, 1908. pg. 118]

Sunday, March 28, 2010

South Dakota School of Mines: 1909

Summer - Metallurgical Laboratory building receives repairs to the brick work and a new concrete exterior is added. [Eleventh Biennial Report of the Regents of Education of the State of South Dakota to the Governor for the Biennial Period Ending June 30, 1910, Fiscal Years 1908-'09, 1909-'10. pg. 122]

Saturday, March 27, 2010

South Dakota School of Mines: March 27, 1917

March 27 - Regents authorize President O'Harra to offer Rapid City all available space in the School of Mines on account of the destruction of the Rapid City High School building by fire. [Fifteenth Biennial Report of the Regents of Education of the State of South Dakota to the Governor for the Biennial Period Ending June 30, 1918, Fiscal Years 1916-17, 1917-18. pt.1, pg. 173]

Friday, March 26, 2010

South Dakota School of Mines: 1911

May 12 - Dr. Charles H. Fulton resigns the school presidency. [Twelfth Biennial Report of the Regents of Education of the State of South Dakota to the Governor for the Biennial Period Ending June 30, 1912, Fiscal Years 1910-11, 1911-12. pt. 1, pg. 211 & pt.2, pg. 56-57]

Thursday, March 25, 2010

South Dakota School of Mines: 1911

June 14 - Regents authorize the construction of cement sidewalks. [Twelfth Biennial Report of the Regents of Education of the State of South Dakota to the Governor for the Biennial Period Ending June 30, 1912, Fiscal Years 1910-11, 1911-12. pt. 2, pg. 57]

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

South Dakota School of Mines: 1911

July 1 - Dr. C.C. O'Harra assumes the presidency [Twelfth Biennial Report of the Regents of Education of the State of South Dakota to the Governor for the Biennial Period Ending June 30, 1912, Fiscal Years 1910-11, 1911-12. pt. 2, pg. 57]

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

South Dakota School of Mines: 1911

First licensed radio station in South Dakota established under the direction of the Physics Department [Black Hills Engineer. Vol. XI, No. 1, January 1923 Pg. 35]

Monday, March 22, 2010

South Dakota School of Mines: October 1911

October - President Taft visits Rapid City, School of Mines students greet him with a "Miner's Yell" [Stymiest, Ruth Anne. "Centennial: An Illustrated History, 1885-1985". 1985, pg. 34]

Sunday, March 21, 2010

South Dakota School of Mines: 1922

Guy Ernest March receives Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. [Seventeenth Biennial Report of the Regents of Education of the State of South Dakota to the Governor for the Biennial Period Ending June 30, 1922, Fiscal Years 1920-21, 1921-22, pt. 2, pg. 275]

Saturday, March 20, 2010

South Dakota School of Mines: 1922

May - broadcasting license for radio station granted, call letters assigned are: WCAT [Stymiest, Ruth Anne. "Centennial: An Illustrated History, 1885-1985". 1985, pg. 78]

Friday, March 19, 2010

South Dakota School of Mines: 1924

Leighton Homer Surbeck award Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical Engineering. [Eighteenth Biennial Report of the Regents of Education of the State of South Dakota to the Governor for the Biennial Period Ending June 30, 1924, Fiscal Years 1922-23, 1923-24, pt. 2, pgs. 190]

Thursday, March 18, 2010

South Dakota School of Mines: March 18, 1938

Confirmation is received that Dr. John Hancher, first graduate, would become first 50 year graduate to return to School of Mines. He delivered the Baccalaureate Sermon marking the fiftieth anniversary of his graduation.

May, 1968 - President Fraser institutes a new tradition of awarding 50 year certificates, first ones given to the class of 1918 [Stymiest, Ruth Anne. "Centennial: An Illustrated History, 1885-1985". 1985, pg. 120]

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

South Dakota School of Mines: 1924

June 30 - Regents resolve to remove all High School level courses from Regents institutions and leave the teaching of those course to the High Schools.

Regents also resolve that no student shall be admitted to any institution of higher education who has not satisfactorily completed in an accredited high school. Years of completion are Ninth Grade by June 30, 1925, Tenth grade by 1926, Eleventh grade by 1927 and Twelfth grade thereafter. [Eighteenth Biennial Report of the Regents of Education of the State of South Dakota to the Governor for the Biennial Period Ending June 30, 1924, Fiscal Years 1922-23, 1923-24, pt. 2, pgs. 114]

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

South Dakota School of Mines: 1925

North Central Association of College and Secondary Schools accredits the "Mines" for the first time [Kramer, J. Howard. "Highlights of the History of Public Higher Education in South Dakota". 197?, pg. 234]

Monday, March 15, 2010

South Dakota School of Mines: April 1, 1916

April 1 - Mining Experiment Station placed in active operation. [Fourteenth Biennial Report of the Regents of Education of the State of South Dakota to the Governor for the Biennial Period Ending June 30, 1916, Fiscal Years 1914-15, 1915-16. pt. 1, pg. 123]

Sunday, March 14, 2010

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M-F 7:30-5
Sat Closed
Sun 4:30 PM - Mid

South Dakota School of Mines: 1929

Physical training building (Old Gym) completed.

First basketball game in Gym against Chadron Normal School, Mines wins 20-19 [Stymiest, Ruth Anne. "Centennial: An Illustrated History, 1885-1985". 1985, pg. 54]

Saturday, March 13, 2010

South Dakota School of Mines: 1930

Land secured southeast of campus for the stadium, students work to clear the land [Stymiest, Ruth Anne. "Centennial: An Illustrated History, 1885-1985". 1985, pg. 54]

Friday, March 12, 2010

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South Dakota School of Mines: 1934

First stratosphere attempt (Explorer I) results in torn balloon [Stymiest, Ruth Anne. "Centennial: An Illustrated History, 1885-1985". 1985, pg. 71]

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Dakota School of Mines: March 11, 1887

March 11 - Territorial Legislature signs appropriations bill for a new building, equipment and supplies in the amount of $23,000 of which $10,000 is for the Metallurgy building and the rest for other capital improvements [Session Laws 1887, Chapter 148]

Prep Building (first on campus) with Metallurgy Building in back.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

South Dakota School of Mines: 1947

Connolly Hall completed at the cost of $195,000 Stymiest, Ruth Anne. "Centennial: An Illustrated History, 1885-1985". 1985, pg. 91]

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

South Dakota School of Mines: 1950

Civil/Mechanical building completed [Stymiest, Ruth Anne. "Centennial: An Illustrated History, 1885-1985". 1985, pg. 93]

Monday, March 08, 2010

South Dakota School of Mines: 1950

WCAT radio ceases operation when FCC requires wattage raise from 100 to 250 watts, costs cause closure [Stymiest, Ruth Anne. "Centennial: An Illustrated History, 1885-1985". 1985, pg. 95]

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Dakota School of Mines: March 1885

1885 March 17 - Territorial Governor Gilbert A. Pierce signs Council Bill #57 authorizing the new Dakota School of Mines [Stymiest, Ruth Anne. "Centennial: An Illustrated History, 1885-1985". 1985, pg. 4-5 & 180-181 - Kramer, J. Howard. "Highlights of the History of Public Higher Education in South Dakota". 197?, pg 16] (Stymiest says 7th, Kramer says 17th)

Saturday, March 06, 2010

South Dakota School of Mines - July 1952

July - Civil-Mechanic Engineering building dedicated. [Thirty-Third Biennial Report of the Regents of Education of the State of South Dakota to the Governor for the Biennial Period Ending June 30, 1954, Fiscal Years 1952-53 and 1953-54, Transmitted to the Legislature at the Thirty-Fifth Biennial Session, 1955, pg. 88]

Friday, March 05, 2010

South Dakota School of Mines: 1954

July 1 - Dr. Fay Partlo appointed President [Thirty-Third Biennial Report of the Regents of Education of the State of South Dakota to the Governor for the Biennial Period Ending June 30, 1954, Fiscal Years 1952-53 and 1953-54, Transmitted to the Legislature at the Thirty-Fifth Biennial Session, 1955, pg. 85]

Thursday, March 04, 2010

South Dakota School of Mines - 1958

First M-Day Queen is high school student Phyllis Gramm of Roscoe [Stymiest, Ruth Anne. "Centennial: An Illustrated History, 1885-1985". 1985, pg. 111]

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

South Dakota School of Mines: 1960

Work begins on three display cases in the Museum of Geology designed to depict the White River Badlands [Stymiest, Ruth Anne. "Centennial: An Illustrated History, 1885-1985". 1985, pg. 111]

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

South Dakota School of Mines: 1962

Mineral Industries building completed [Stymiest, Ruth Anne. "Centennial: An Illustrated History, 1885-1985". 1985, pg. 104]

Monday, March 01, 2010

South Dakota School of Mines - 1965

College Work-Study program available for first time [Kramer, J. Howard. "Highlights of the History of Public Higher Education in South Dakota". 197?, pg. 355]

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