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in strict conformity with the requirements of its organic law, to afford equal S
advantages to all, exclusive advantages to none. The liberality of the Com- `
monwealth in supplementing the inadequate annual income arising from the
proceeds of the land-scrip invested in State bonds, has enabled the Trustees i
to begin and carry on, upon a scale commensurate with the wants of our
people, the operations of the institution whose management and oversight _
have been committed to them by the General Assembly of Kentucky. _
i SCOPE OF STUDIES. .
ln the act of Congress making provision for the class of colleges to 5
which the State College partly belongs, it is declared "that their leading ·
object shall be, without excluding other scieutinc and classical studies, and .
including military tactics, to teach such branches of learning as are related `
to agriculture and the mechanic arts, in order to promote the liberal and ~
practical education of the industrial classes in the several pursuits and pro- '
fessions in life." To the three departments of agriculture, the mechanic I
arts, and military science, contemplated in the act as indispensable, a Nor- y`
mal School has been added by the State and an Experimental Station by the _‘
United States, while liberal provision has been made for instruction in all '
branches of science and in the classics, so that this institution is far more ,
than an agricultural and mechanical college, embracing, as it does, not mere-
ly the three original departments, but iifteen others.
THE NORMAL SCHOOL. "
The Normal Department of the State College exists under the authority
of acts of the General Assembly approved April 23, and April 29, 1880. Sec- .
tion 7 of the Erst act briefly denes the object for which the Department was qi
established, "a Normal Department or course of instruction for irregular
periods, designed more particularly, but not exclusively, to qualify teachers ,
for common and other schools, shall be established in connection with the
College." The second act provides the necessary endowment to make the . _
, Department effective. _'
Ten years ago, in order to prepare young men and women for doing the I
highest work in their chosen profession, the Department of Pedagogy was _
established, with a four years’ collegiate course, offering Pedagogy as a major _
study. The attendance upon this course has steadily increased, and the work
done has been of a high order. K
THE KENTUCKY EXPERIMENT STATION. ¤
The Agricultural Experiment Station of the State College of Kentucky '
was established by the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees i¤
September 1885, when the Department was organized and a Director appoint- `
ed. In 1886 the Station was recognized and named by the General Assembly, V
and in 1887 it became the beneficiary of the first annual appropriation of _ A
$l5,000 under the Hatch act providing for the establishment of Agricultural V.
Experiment Stations in the several States and Territories. ·
The work of the Station is directed to two objects: 1. To a constant ·