04/02/1960

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
April 2-3, 1960








04-02-1960

Pages 349-352



                       UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA

                         BOARD OF REGENTS

                          April 2, 1960



The Board of Regents met on Saturday, April 2, 1960 in the Gold

Room of the Nevada Hotel in Ely, Nevada.  Present:  Regents

Anderson, Arnold, Broadbent, Crumley, Elwell, Germain, Grant,

Tyson; Comptroller Hayden, Engineer Rogers, Academic Vice Pres-

ident Wood, Deputy Attorney General Porter, and President

Armstrong.  Regent Lombardi was unable to be present because

of illness in the family.  Darwin Lambert covered the meeting

for the Press.



The meeting was called to order by Chairman Grant at 9:30 A.M.



 1.  Minutes of Previous Meeting



     Motion by Mr. Arnold, seconded by Mr. Elwell, carried unani-

     mously that the minutes of the meeting of March 5, 1960 be

     approved.



 2.  Gifts and Grants



     Gifts and grants which had been received by the University

     were presented to the Regents by President Armstrong with

     his recommendation that they be accepted, as follows:



     Miscellaneous



     From Dr. S. T. Clarke, Reno - 209 volumes of particular

     interest to the English Department, for the University

     Library, at an appraised value of $856.25; and for the

     English Department a high fidelity record player valued at

     $850 plus an air conditioning fan valued at $80.



     From Associated Women's Student Council, University of

     Nevada - two books for the Mackay School of Mines Library

     in memory of Robert Petrini.



     From Minerals Refining Company, Murray, Utah - $50 for the

     Mackay School of Mines Library.



     From the Elko General Hospital - a painting of a nurse and

     child to be hung in the Office of the Orvis School of

     Nursing.



     From the Nevada Social Welfare Conference - $50 to be ap-

     plied towards the preparation of a Social Service Directory.

     Mrs. Helene Aldaz, Counselor at Reno High School, who is

     working towards her Master's Degree in Counseling in the

     College of Education, has been designated as the recipient

     of the gift to assist her in preparation of the Directory.



     On January 31, 1960, the Dunes Hotel underwrote a concert

     in conjunction with the Musicians Protective Union, Local

     #369, to raise funds to assist Nevada Southern in building

     its music library and presenting additional music programs

     on the Campus.  Amount raised and turned over to Nevada

     Southern was $926.25.



     From the Nevada Silver Centennial Committee, Inc. - $4500

     representing the surplus funds from the Centennial celebra-

     tion to be used to establish a Permanent Revolving Fund for

     a University Press.



     From General Electric Foundation, New York - $75 to match

     the donations of P. W. Ianni and E. R. Uhlig.



     From the estate of Jesse M. Whited - settlement of final

     account, consisting of a check and securities at an approx-

     imate total value of $38,236.03 as follows:



         5,000 General Motors Acceptance Corporation Debentures

             2-3/4% due 7/15/64

         3,000 U. S. A. Treasury Notes, Series A 3-1/2% due

             5/15/60

         5,000 U. S. A. Treasury Notes, Series A 4% due 8/1/61

         130 shares Crown Zellerback Corporation common stock

             Cert. Nos. SF86538 for 100 shares and SF0107469 for

             30 shares, both dated 1/20/60

         159 shares General Motors Corporation common stock

             Cert. Nos. WP 108-615 for 100 shares and WL 178-070

             for 59 shares, both dated 2/10/60

         80 shares Mc Kesson & Robbins Inc. common stock, dated

             1/27/60, Cert. No. N015302

         70 shares Phelps Dodge Corporation common stock, dated

             1/26/60, Cert. No. B036041

         37 shares Pacific Gas & Electric Company common stock,

             dated 1/20/60, Cert. No. F1088541

         25 shares Kennecott Copper Corporation common stock,

             dated 1/25/60, Cert. No. Y88285

         20 shares The Granada Company, dated 3/21/60, Cert. No.

             C229 for 10 shares and Cert. No. P229 for 10 shares.



     Scholarships



     From El Capitan Club, Hawthorne - $500 to be credited to the

     El Capitan Scholarship Fund.



     From the Estate of Alma Holmshaw - $600 to be credit to the

     Harry Holmshaw Scholarship Fund.



     From Mr. and Mrs. Ted Griss, Las Vegas - $300 to be credited

     to the Ted and Agnes Griss Scholarship Fund for the Southern

     Regional Division.



     Grants



     From the National Science Foundation, Washington, D. C. -

     $14,860 for support of an "In-Service Institute in Mathemat-

     ics for Secondary School Teachers", under the direction of

     E. M. Beesley, Department of Mathematics, for a period of

     approximately ten months, beginning on or about September 1,

     1960.



     Motion by Mr. Germain, seconded by Mr. Elwell, carried

     unanimously that the gifts be accepted and that the Secre-

     tary write appropriate notes of thanks to the donors.



 3.  Personnel Recommendations



     President Armstrong presented the following personnel items

     and recommended that they be approved:



     COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCE



     Appointments as follows:



     Irwin Peter Ting as Graduate Assistant in Biology at a sal-

     ary of $1800 for the academic year 1960-61 (replacement for

     Elton Dupree).



     John Carroll Riggs as Graduate Assistant in Chemistry at a

     salary of $1800 for the academic year 1960-61, contingent

     upon receipt of the Bachelor's Degree (replacement for John

     Petricciani).



     COLLEGE OF EDUCATION



     Appointment of Supervising Teachers, Spring semester, 1960,

     as follows:



         John Brunson, Northside Junior High School - $75

         Thomas Ogg, Northside Junior High School - $150

         Kay Lammers, Northside Junior High School - $75



     Appointments for the Summer sessions, 1960, as follows:



     Le Ore Cobbley, Visiting Lecturer in Education, main ses-

     sion - $700



     Donald G. Cooney, Associate Professor of Biology, main

     session - $1050



     Willard F. Day, Assistant Professor of Psychology, main

     session - $450



     Melvin H. Dunn, Visiting Lecturer in Education, main ses-

     sion - $900



     Ted E. Edwards, Visiting Lecturer in Education, main ses-

     sion - $1200



     Harry C. Mc Kown, Visiting Lecturer in Education, main

     session - $1000



     Robert T. Roelofs, Associate Professor of Philosophy, main

     session - $1050



     Vivienne Worley, Visiting Lecturer in Education, main ses-

     sion - $1050



     LIBRARY



     Appointment as follows:



     Esther Moyers as Order Assistant, Technical, effective

     March 15, 1960, at a salary of $350 per month (temporary

     position March through June, 1960)



     NEVADA SOUTHERN REGIONAL DIVISION



     Appointment of Supervising Teachers for the Spring semester,

     1960 as follows:



         Susan Gulas, C. P. Squires School - $150

         H. E. Hollingsworth, Rancho High School - $50

         Lois L. Nellans, Red Rock School - $150

         Dale Reese, Rancho High School - $50

         Mrs. Clark Stewart, Townsite Elementary School - $150



     Appointments for Summer session, 1960 as follows:



     Lauren Brink, Lecturer in Speech and Education - $1400

     Sheilagh Brooks, Lecturer in Anthropology - $470 plus

         transportation allowance of $20

     Eleanore Bushnell, Lecturer in Political Science - $1225

     Howard Chase, Lecturer in Education - $450

     Maurice de Young, Lecturer in Business Administration -

         $1350

     James Dickinson, Lecturer in English - $875

     Michael Drakulich, Lecturer in Education and Physical

         Education - $1050

     Paul Harris, Lecturer in English and Speech - $600

     Jay Jeffers, Lecturer in Education - $750

     Alice Mason, Lecturer in Education - $300

     Sigrid Moe, Lecturer in English - $900

     Jacob S. Orleans, Lecturer in Mathematics, Education and

         Psychology - $1750

     Vivienne S. Worley, Lecturer in Education - $450 plus trans-

         portation allowance of $75 and per diem allowance of $25

     John Wright, Lecturer in History - $1050



     STATEWIDE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM OF HIGHER EDUCATION



     Appointments in the evening division, Spring semester, 1960

     as follows:

     Herbert Bauer, Lecturer in Public Health Administration -

         $375 (Reno)

     Willard Day, Lecturer in Psychology - $412.50 (Hawthorne)

     Henry Domingos, Lecturer to teach non-credit course in

         Transistors - $234 (Reno)

     William H. Halberstadt, Lecturer in Philosophy - $337.50

         (Reno)

     Ira La Rivers, Lecturer in Education - $375 (Yerington)

     Russell D. Lloyd, Lecturer in Economics - $337.50 (Reno)

     T. R. Martin, Lecturer to teach a non-credit Management

         Seminar - $337.50 (Reno)

     Thomas Mc Dermott, Lecturer to teach a non-credit course

         in Supervisory Techniques - $225 (Reno)

     Robert Mc Queen, Lecturer in Psychology - $337.50 (Reno)

     Calvin H. Reed, Lecturer in Education - $375 (Lovelock)

     Robert T. Roelofs, Lecturer in Philosophy - $337.50 (Reno)

     Irving J. Sandorf, Lecturer to teach a non-credit course

         in transistors - $234 (Reno)

     Gerald R. Shelby, Secondary Education - $375 (Ely)

     Richard L. Sherwood, Lecturer to teach a non-credit course

         in Effective Speaking - $225 (Reno)

     Mary E. Shulter, Lecturer in Anthropology - $337.50 (Reno)

     Murry Tripp, Lecturer in History - $375 (Ely)

     Jackson X. Trippy, Lecturer in Education $375 (Lovelock)

     R. De Verl Willey, Lecturer in Education - $375 (Zephyr

         Cove)



     Appointment in the 1960 off-campus Summer session as

     follows:



     Clarence E. Diebel, Lecturer in Education - $525 (Ely) and

     $525 (Elko)



     Emeritus status as recommended by joint meeting of Adminis-

     trative and Academic Committee on March 15, 1960:



     Upon motion by Dean Weems, seconded by Dean Blodgett, the

     Committee, in an unanimous roll call vote, recommended that

     Joe. E. Moose, Dean of the Graduate School and Professor of

     Chemistry, be granted emeritus status, effective upon his

     retirement June 30, 1960, and that this proposal be forward-

     ed to the President for consideration and appropriate

     action.



     Upon a motion by Dean Adams, seconded by Dean Blodgett, the

     Committee, in a unanimous roll call vote, recommended that

     Charles E. Fleming, Associate Director of the Agricultural

     Experiment Station, be granted emeritus status, effective

     upon his retirement June 30, 1960, and that this proposal

     be forwarded to the President for consideration and appro-

     priate action.



     Upon motion by Dean Irwin, seconded by Dean Adams, the

     Committee, in a unanimous roll call vote, recommended that

     John E. Martie, Professor of Health, Physical Education

     and Recreation, be granted emeritus status, effective upon

     his retirement June 30, 1960, and that this proposal be

     forwarded to the President for consideration and appropriate

     action.



     President Armstrong reported that Dr. Wood has accepted the

     Presidency of the University of Alaska and that he will take

     up his duties there on July 1, 1960.  Dr. Armstrong said

     that the University, particularly the Administration, re-

     grets losing Dr. Wood's services to the University and to

     the State, especially to the Statewide Development Program,

     which has been developed under his guidance.  The honor

     which has come to Dr. Wood in being offered the position of

     President of the University of Alaska is an honor also for

     the University of Nevada.



 4.  Bid Opening



     Bid openings were reported by President Armstrong.



     a)  Referring to item 6 of the minutes of March 5, 1960, Dr.

         Armstrong recommended, upon request of Mr. Rogers, that

         the action accepting bids for Rework of Blowers and Duct

         Work for Hoods, and Electrical Work in Connection with

         Rework in Fleischmann Agriculture building, be rescinded

         in order to be in a position to accept a more favorable

         bid.



         Motion by Mr. Arnold, seconded by Mr. Elwell, carried

         unanimously that the action of the Board of March 5,

         1960 in accepting the above mentioned bids be recinded.



     b)  Rework of Blowers and Duct Work for Hoods in Max C.

         Fleischmann Agriculture Building and Electrical Work in

         Connection with Rework - A meeting to open bids was held

         in the Office of the University Engineer at 4:00 P.M. on

         Wednesday, March 16, 1960.  Present were Comptroller

         Hayden and Engineer Rogers.  Bid notice had duly appear-

         ed in local papers for REWORK OF BLOWERS AND DUCT WORK

         FOR HOODS IN MAX C. FLEISCHMANN AGRICULTURAL BUILDING

         and for ELECTRICAL WORK IN CONNECTION WITH REWORK OF

         BLOWERS AND DUCT WORK FOR HOODS IN MAX C. FLEISCHMANN

         AGRICULTURE BUILDING.



         Bids were opened by Mr. Hayden as follows:



         Ray Heating Products, Inc. - accompanied by cashiers

         check - $1,993.34 for both jobs.



         Reno Sheet Metal Plumbing and Heating Company - accom-

         panied by cashiers check - $1,525.00 for Rework of

         Blowers and Duct Work for Hoods.



         Moltzen Electric Company - accompanied by bid bond -

         $1,039.62 for Electrical Work in connection with

         Rework of Blowers and Duct Work for Hoods.



         The bids were referred to the University Engineer for

         study and recommendation to the President and Board of

         Regents.



         Recommendation:  It is recommended that the bid of Ray

         Heating Products, in the amount of $1,993.34 for both

         jobs, be accepted, and a contract be drawn to accomplish

         this work.  This bid is within the estimate as prepared

         by the University Engineer's Office, and the funds are

         available in Fleischmann Account #845.



                                  Respectfully submitted,



                                  /s/ James D. Rogers

                                      University Engineer



         Approved:  /s/ James E. Adams, Dean, College of

                            Agriculture

                    /s/ P. W. Hayden, Comptroller

                    /s/ Charles J. Armstrong, President



         Motion by Mr. Broadbent, seconded by Mr. Arnold, carried

         unanimously by roll call vote that the bid be accepted

         and a contract drawn with Ray Heating Products.



     c)  Remodeling Snack Bar Kitchen Equipment in Jot Travis

         Building - A meeting to open bids was held in room 205,

         Morrill Hall, University of Nevada, on Friday, March 25,

         1960.  Present:  Comptroller Hayden, Assistant Univer-

         sity Engineer Whalen and two members of the bidding

         firm.  Notice had duly appeared in local papers calling

         for bids for REMODELING SNACK BAR KITCHEN EQUIPMENT in

         JOT TRAVIS BUILDING.



         Only one bid was received and it was opened by Mr.

         Hayden at 4:00 P.M., as follows:



         Dohrmann Hotel Supply Company - accompanied by a bid

         bond - $7,326.55.  Work to commence April 13 and be

         completed April 23, 1960.



         The bid was turned over to the University Engineer for

         study and recommendation.



         Recommendation:  It is recommended that this bid, as

         submitted by Dohrmann Hotel Supply Company in the

         amount of $7,326.55 be accepted and a contract be

         drawn with them.  This bid is in line with the esti-

         mate as prepared by the University Engineer's Office

         and the funds are available in the Snack Bar Equipment

         and Alteration Fund.



                                  Respectfully submitted,



                                  /s/ James D. Rogers

                                      University Engineer



         Approved:  /s/ P. W. Hayden, Comptroller

                    /s/ Charles J. Armstrong, President



         Motion by Mr. Arnold, seconded by Dr. Anderson, carried

         unanimously by roll call vote that the acceptance of the

         bid and the awarding of the contract be approved.



 5.  Building Program for the University, 1960-61



     Dr. Armstrong reported.



     a)  Appropriations for capital improvements were made at

         the last session of the Legislature as follows:



         University of Nevada, Nevada Southern Campus



         1.  Master Plan (Chapter 261)              $    9,000.00

         2.  Design Library Building (Chapter 261)      40,500.00

         3.  Science and Technology Building

             (Chapter 156)                             657,600.00

         4.  Land Acquisition (Chapter 257)            213,500.00

         5.  Supplementary, Classroom and Physical

             Education Building (Chapter 3)             48,750.00

                                                      -----------

                                                    $  969,350.00



         University of Nevada, Reno Campus



         1.  Aerial Photographs, all University of

             Nevada Campuses and Property; Topography

             Map and Model, Reno and Nevada Southern

             Campuses (Chapter 261)                 $   12,700.00

         2.  Master Plan (Chapter 261)                  48,280.00

         3.  Supplemental Funds, Acquisition of Real

             Property (Chapter 261)                     22,500.00

         4.  Furnish Fine Arts Building (Chapter 261)   50,000.00

         5.  Construct Central Heating Plant (Chapter

             261)                                      377,600.00

         6.  Construct Engineering Building (Chapter

             212)                                    1,188,272.00

             Construct Engineering Building (Chapter

             200)                         (Bonds)    1,500,000.00

                                                    -------------

                                                    $3,199,352.00



             Grand Total - $4,168,702.00



     Dr. Anderson noted that the nuclear portion of the Engineer-

     ing Mines building was not approved, and he understood that

     some members of the Legislature had questions concerning

     radiation.  It was Dr. Anderson's suggestion that the Uni-

     versity attempt to secure definite information regarding

     the amount of radiation which might be expected from such a

     Reactor Laboratory, and to consider whether it would be

     more desirable from the standpoint of safety to have a

     separate building for nuclear purposes or to have it as

     part of the Engineering Mines building.



     Motion by Dr. Anderson, seconded by Mr. Germain, carried

     unanimously that the Board request the Administration to

     continue to study the matter of radiation and what possible

     dangers might accrue from it, and to contact suitable per-

     sons or agencies for reliable information.



     b)  The Regent's Building Committee met on Thursday, March

         31, and took action to request a variance for the pro-

         jection booth in the new Engineering building which

         will be used only occasionally and which does not meet

         all requirements of the City Building Code.



         In case final plans are ready for approval prior to the

         next meeting of the Board for the Engineering Mines

         building, the Central Heating Plant, the Science

         Technology building at Las Vegas, utilities on Reno

         Campus, utilities on Las Vegas Campus, landscaping Reno

         Campus, and landscaping Las Vegas Campus, the Building

         Committee requested authority to approve them on behalf

         of the Board.



         Motion by Mr. Arnold, seconded by Mr. Broadbent, carried

         unanimously that the Regents' Building Committee be

         authorized to approve final plans on the above named

         projects if they should be ready for approval prior to

         the next meeting of the Board.



         The Building Committee took action to request authority

         to select, in cooperation with the State Planning Board,

         Architects or Engineers, as the case may be, for plan-

         nings of the Library at Las Vegas, Master Plan for the

         Las Vegas Campus, Master Plan for the Reno Campus,

         aerial survey for Las Vegas Campus, and aerial survey

         for Reno Campus, working with the State Planning Board.

         Mr. Grant suggested that the Las Vegas members be con-

         sulted regarding the projects on the Las Vegas Campus.



         Motion by Dr. Anderson, seconded by Mr. Broadbent, car-

         ried unanimously that the Regents' Building Committee

         be authorized to recommend to the Planning Board the

         Architect or Engineer for the above projects, and that

         the Las Vegas members of the Board furnish to the

         Building Committee names of Architects and Engineers

         who would be acceptable to them for the Las Vegas proj-

         ects.



         Referring to above action regarding selection of

         Architect or Engineer,



         Motion by Mr. Arnold, seconded by Dr. Anderson, carried

         unanimously that the Regents' Building Committee be

         authorized to select also, with the Planning Board, the

         Architect for the Women's Dormitory when the money has

         been received.



     c)  Dr. Anderson discussed the action of the Legislature in

         appropriating money for Master Planning of both Campuses

         which was not requested by the University but by the

         Planning Board.  He suggested that the Board consider

         employment of an individual who would take over this

         work as a primary project, to work with the University

         Engineer.  The question was raised as to whether or not

         the salary for such a peson could be paid for this year

         out of the appropriation for Master Planning.



         Motion by Dr. Anderson, seconded by Mr. Crumley, carried

         unanimously that such a professional position be author-

         ized and that the Building Committee be requested to

         consider the responsibilities and duties of the position

         in furthering Campus planning and development, and re-

         port to the Board of Regents; and also that the Building

         Committee contact the Planning Board to see if they will

         work with the University in developing the program along

         these lines.



         It was noted that the State Planning Board will meet in

         Las Vegas on April 9.  It was agreed that the Chairman

         of the Board should meet with them and ask them to post-

         pone action on University Master Planning until the

         Regents have an opportunity to study the matter and dis-

         cuss it with them.



     d)  President Armstrong referred to previous action of the

         Board in which the Administration was authorized to

         include the request for a loan for the Women's Dormitory

         with the loan for the other HHFA revenue bond projects,

         and asked that the Chairman now be authorized to sign

         the renewal notes at 2-7/8% interest.



         Motion by Mr. Arnold, seconded by Mr. Crumley, carried

         unanimously by roll call vote that the extension of the

         notes be authorized, and that the Chairman be authoriz-

         ed to sign the renewal request and payment of the in-

         terest, as follows:



             Note #1 for $370,000 with interest in the amount of

             $5,318.75 and note #2 for $345,000 with interest in

             the amount of $2,534.80.



     e)  President Armstrong read a letter from the Housing and

         Home Finance Agency that advance planning funds for

         the History building have now been approved.



     f)  Progress report on present building projects was given

         by Mr. Rogers as follows:  the Fine Arts building is in

         final stages of completion and will be ready for final

         inspection before the end of April; Dining Hall and the

         Men's Dormitory will be completed by May 15; the Library

         building is on schedule, columns have been raised and

         some slabs have been poured; the Agricultural Mechanics

         building has some side walls up; some grading has been

         done on Nevada Southern Campus and the classroom and

         Physical Education building has been started.



 6.  Legislative Report



     President Armstrong reported as follows on legislation pass-

     ed at the last session:



     SB  37 - Approved use of facsimile signature by the

              Comptroller.  Dr. Armstrong called attention to

              the fact that a facsimile signature machine would

              now be needed.



              Motion by Mr. Elwell, seconded by Mr. Arnold,

              carried unanimously by roll call vote that the

              Comptroller be authorized to purchase a facsimile

              signature machine.



     SB  69 - Allows Health Officer to teach courses in Public

              Health Nursing at the University but does not per-

              mit him to accept payment for the same.



     SB 155 - Leaves of Absence - This bill conferred broad

              powers on the Board of Regents to implement the

              Policy Statement on Leaves of Absence and Related

              Matters as approved in principle at the January

              meeting.  It was passed by the Legislature, but on

              the last day the Bill Drafter discovered a consti-

              tutional technicality and the Legislature adjourned

              before the amended bill could be approved.  As a

              consequence, and in accordance with Deputy Attorney

              General Porter's opinion, we are bound by existing

              State legislation pending action by the 1961

              Legislature.  In the case of annual leave for pro-

              fessional staff on A contracts, State Law limits

              them, as members of the unclassified service, to

              annual leave of 15 working days per year, instead

              of the 22 working days contemplated in the new

              policy.



     AB  16 - Makes it possible for State agencies to participate

              in insurance programs up to 50%.  Necessary funds

              to carry out the program may be included in next

              year's budget if the Board agrees.



     AB 175 - WICHE legislation - limits the amount of re-payment

              of participants if they do not return to practice

              in Nevada.  The Attorney General's Office has been

              asked for an opinion as to whether or not the pro-

              vision is retroactive to existing contracts.



 7.  Emeritus Status



     At the last meeting, President Armstrong was asked to pre-

     pare a statement covering the granting of emeritus status

     to retiring faculty members at the time it took action to

     rescind its previous policy.  The President presented the

     following statement:



         Emeritus status shall not be automatically awarded to

         a member of the Faculty upon retirement, but the honor

         is to be considered an award for meritorious service

         and the procedures to be followed in making nominations

         are those currently in use for similar matters of pro-

         motion, the granting of tenure, etc.  Specifically,

         this means that individuals to be so honored should be

         nominated by the Dean concerned, reviewed by the

         Academic Committee and recommendation transmitted to

         the President for the Board of Regents.



     Motion by Mr. Elwell, seconded by Mr. Arnold, carried unani-

     mously that the statement above be adopted.



     Recommendations for emeritus status presented at this meet-

     ing under Personnel Recommendations were processed in this

     manner.



     At the suggestion of Mr. Grant, it was agreed that, as a

     matter of procedure, a list of all persons who are retiring

     be submitted to the Board of Regents, together with recom-

     mendations for emeritus status.



 8.  Student Fees



     President Armstrong recommended adoption of the following

     fee changes effective with the Fall semester, 1960, as

     recommended by the Ad Hoc Fee Study Committee:



                                       Present        Proposed

                                     per semester   per Semester

                                      per Credit     per Credit

                                      ----------     ----------



     Evening Division, Off-Campus, and

         Correspondence Fees              $10           $11



     Charges Against Students Assessed

         Directly by the University



         Fee for removing condition         3             5

         General Deposit                   10          Eliminate

         Late application for graduation    3             5

         Non-matriculated and part-time

             students registering for

             fewer than 7 credits          10            11



     Motion by Mr. Broadbent, seconded by Mr. Arnold, carried

     unanimously that the above fee schedule be adopted.



 9.  Graduate Consolidated Fees



     President Armstrong presented, with his recommendation for

     approval, the recommendation of the Ad Hoc Fee Study Commit-

     tee regarding waiver of the Graduate Consolidated Fee as

     follows:



         "Upon motion by Dean Holstine, seconded by Mr. Kersey,

         the Committee, in a vote of 5 in favor, 1 opposed,

         recommended that the consideration be given to the pos-

         sibility of a plan for waiving the consolidated fees

         for a limited number of graduate students to encourage

         well-qualified graduates to continue their studies."



     President Armstrong recommended that the Board authorize the

     establishment of a limited number of Regents' Graduate Study

     Awards, not to exceed eighteen, to be available only to

     qualified Nevada residents, in accord with the recommenda-

     tion of the Fee Study Committee.



     Motion by Mr. Arnold, seconded by Dr. Anderson, carried

     unanimously that not to exceed eighteen Regents' Graduate

     Study Awards for qualified Nevada residents only, be estab-

     lished, effective with the Fall semester, 1960, in which

     graduate consolidate fees would be waived for recipients.



10.  Insurance Committee



     President Armstrong distributed copies of a memorandum

     from the Insurance Committee of the University Council,

     under the Chairmanship of Dean Weems, on Insurance Needs of

     the University Staff, which covered the State Retirement

     Plan; Old Age and Survivors Insurance; Health, Accident and

     Hospitalization Insurance; Major Medical or Catastrope

     Insurance; and Group Life Insurance.  The Committee request-

     ed that an adequate amount be set aside in the University

     Budget at the earliest possible time for participation in

     the Health, Accident and Hospitalization Insurance; the

     Major Medical or Catastrophe Insurance; and Group Insurance.



     The Regents' Committee on Insurance, headed by Mr. Crumley,

     has been studying insurance plans and collecting information

     as to the cost of different packages and types of insurance.

     President Armstrong suggested that the report and recommen-

     dations of the Council Insurance Committee be referred to

     the Regents' Committee for information and further study.

     There being no objection, the Chairman so ordered.



The meeting recessed at 12:00 noon for luncheon.



The recessed meeting was called to order at 1:30 P.M. by the

Chairman with all present who were at the morning session.



11.  Distinguished Nevadan Awards



     One additional name, that of Harry G. Cazier of Elko

     County, was submitted by a local citizen through Mr. Grant

     and was referred to the Regents' Committee on Distinguished

     Nevadan Awards.  The Regents' Committee recommended that

     consideration of the award be postponed for this year in

     view of the fact that the list already approved totals six,

     two of whom are cattlemen and one from Elko County.



     Motion by Dr. Anderson, seconded by Mr. Arnold, carried

     unanimously that no action on a Distinguished Nevadan

     Award for Mr. Cazier be taken at this time.



12.  General Electric Company Proposal



     Dr. Armstrong reported that a meeting was held at the

     University on March 31 to discuss the proposal of General

     Electric Company.  Present at the meeting were Dr. Lombardi,

     Chairman, Dr. Anderson and Mr. Arnold, members of Regents'

     Committee; representatives of the Chamber of Commerce, rep-

     resentatives of the State Highway Department, Col. Yaden,

     consultant to General Electric, and others.  In the absence

     of Dr. Lombardi at this Regents' meeting, Mr. Arnold report-

     ed that the situation remains as it was at the last meeting,

     that the University cannot provide funds to carry the pro-

     gram.  The University is interested in providing the re-

     search facilities, however, because it could get answers to

     many questions which would be helpful in the development of

     the University.  Mr. Arnold proposed that the President

     write a letter to the Reno Chamber of Commerce expressing

     the views and position of the University.



     Motion by Mr. Arnold, seconded by Mr. Broadbent, carried

     unanimously that the President write a letter to the Reno

     Chamber of Commerce indicating that the University is in-

     terested in the project but cannot provide the necessary

     financial resources, and suggesting that the Chamber of

     Commerce undertake to raise the funds from interested

     agencies.



13.  Ladino Dairy Sale



     Mr. Hayden reported that he had worked with Mr. Crumley in

     preparing the ad for sale of the Ladino Dairy Farm and, as

     agreed, had included the statement that each bidder would

     be permitted to raise his bid by progressive amounts of a

     minimum of 5%.  Mr. Porter said that since the notice has

     already appeared in the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco

     Examiner, Pacific Coast edition of the Wall Street Journal,

     and the Nevada State Journal, it should not now be altered.

     The Regents agreed to proceed with the bids on this basis.

     The bid opening has been scheduled for 10:00 A.M. on Wed-

     nesday, April 20, and the auction for 2:00 P.M. on the same

     day.



14.  Salary Budget



     President Armstrong reported.  The University requested an

     appropriation for the fiscal year of $4,706,667, or an in-

     crease of 27.8% over the current year.  The Governor cut

     that amount by $980,000 and the budget went to the Legisla-

     ture in that form.  The Legislature restored $380,000 of the

     amount cut by the Governor and passed the bill appropriating

     $4,106,667.  In meeting with the Deans and other Administra-

     tors, a formula was agreed on as follows:  that all of the

     present positions with salary increases would be protected;

     that 75% of all new positions, 10% increase in the operating

     funds over current funds, 10% increase in travel funds, and

     50% of the requested amounts for equipment would be avail-

     able.  Mr. Hayden prepared for each budget area a summary

     following the formula and each Dean was given an opportunity

     to work flexibly within that framework.  Certain adjustments

     were made in budget areas where necessary.  Dr. Armstrong

     then distributed the salary budget listing all positions

     with present and proposed salaries.  The lists were discuss-

     ed and it was the consensus that more time should be given

     by the Regents in study of the salary items before action

     is taken.  Dr. Armstrong asked for early action by the

     Regents so that contracts might be issued as soon as pos-

     sible, and also asked that there be no delay in filling new

     positions and replacements for vacant positions.



     Motion by Mr. Crumley, seconded by Dr. Anderson, carried

     unanimously that the Chair appoint a committee of three

     Regents who shall be authorized to study and act on the

     salary recommendations, and to consider and act upon any

     other matters pertaining to salaries; that a sub-committee

     of three Regents be appointed to study the salary recom-

     mendations for the Las Vegas staff and make recommendations

     concerning them; and that Dr. Armstrong be authorized to

     proceed with the filling of the new positions and replace-

     ments for vacant positions.



     Chairman Grant appointed as the committee to study and act

     on salaries:



         Mr. Crumley - Chairman

         Mr. Tyson

         Dr. Anderson



     Chairman Grant appointed as the sub-committee to consider

     salaries for the Las Vegas staff:



         Mr. Elwell - Chairman

         Mr. Germain

         Mr. Grant



15.  Dedication of Grant Hall



     Mr. Germain suggested that, at the meeting of the Board in

     Las Vegas on May 7, suitable ceremonies of dedication of

     Archie C. Grant Hall be held as part of that meeting.



     Motion by Mr. Germain, seconded by Mr. Arnold, carried

     unanimously that the Regents hold dedication exercises for

     Grant Hall in conjunction with the meeting of the Regents

     on May 7.



16.  Colorado River Property



     Mr. Germain invited the Regents to make a trip on Sunday,

     May 8, to see the property which he proposed to try to

     secure for the University.  The Regents agreed and Mr.

     Germain offered to make the arrangements.



17.  Swimming Pool, Las Vegas



     Mr. Germain reported.  The Paradise Valley Township wants

     to put in a swimming pool and approached the School Board

     about placing it on the grounds of the Elementary School.

     The School Board had not granted the request, and prelimin-

     ary advances have been made to the Las Vegas Regents to put

     it on the Campus of Nevada Southern.  The matter was dis-

     cussed and it was agreed that the proposal should be care-

     fully checked as to upkeep of the pool, supervision and

     control of the pool, liability, etc.  There being no ob-

     jection, Chairman Grant asked the Las Vegas members of the

     Board to discuss the proposal with the Paradise Valley group

     and report back to the Board.



18.  Whittell Property



     Dr. Anderson, who had been instructed to receive suggestions

     for names for the Whittell property, reported that no sug-

     gestions had been sent to him.



     Motion by Dr. Anderson, seconded by Mr. Elwell, carried

     unanimously that the Whittell property be named "The George

     Whittell Forest and Wildlife Area".



19.  Statewide Program, Ely



     Dr. Armstrong discussed plans for a Director of off-campus

     programs to be stationed in Ely.  Dr. Wood and Dr. Drury

     will work closely with Mr. Broadbent to make necessary

     arrangements for establishing this office and program in

     the Ely area.



20.  Salary Projection Chart



     Dr. Armstrong read from the minutes of the Academic Commit-

     tee of March 15, 1960 as follows:  "The Chairman distribut-

     ed for information a salary projection chart showing what

     salary pattern would be in effect if the range were extended

     from step 18 to step 25.  He requested that the Deans study

     possibility of increasing the base for the salary pattern

     by $10 per month, effective July 1, 1961.  The salary pat-

     tern is now in its third year of application, and this is

     the time to consider its improvement."  President Armstrong

     suggested that each of the Regents study the proposal and

     that the Special Committee on Salaries give more thought to

     it for report at a later meeting, so that if it is accepted

     the budget for 1960-61 could be made on that basis.  This

     procedure was approved by information agreement.



21.  Health Facility, Student Union



     President Armstrong reported.  In view of the fact that the

     Legislature did not appropriate funds to match the later be-

     quest from the estate of Jot Travis, the University must now

     decide whether or not to postpone addition to the Student

     Union which would have provided a Health Facility for the

     students.  The question was raised as to whether or not the

     original legislation for matching funds covered also later

     grants, and Mr. Porter was of the opinion that it did not.

     He offered to check to see what means the University should

     take in regard to securing matching funds for the Travis

     money.  The Regents agreed that the Student Union Addition

     and Health Facility would be high on our priority list for

     next year.



     Motion by Dr. Anderson, seconded by Mr. Arnold, carried

     unanimously that as a matter of policy the Student Union

     Addition and Health Facility be placed at or near the top

     of the list of capital improvements and that the next

     Legislature be asked for matching funds.



     The Regents agreed that it would be well for the State

     Planning Board to know of the action of the Regents and to

     ask the Planning Board to cooperate with the Regents in pre-

     paring a design to be ready if and when matching funds are

     available.  Dr. Anderson offered to have the Regents'

     Building Committee present the matter to the Planning Board,

     and the other Regents agreed.



22.  Sabbatical Leaves



     Mr. Porter advised that the University of Nevada may grant

     Sabbatical Leaves and use University funds to finance them.

     No provision however was made in this year's budget for a

     Sabbatical Leave Program.  Dr. Armstrong explained a means

     of putting in a limited Sabbatical Leave Program by having

     department members assume part of the load of the member on

     leave, and using part of the individual's salary to employ

     part time help.  This would work an inequity on small de-

     partments which could not readily absorb the teaching load.

     The matter was discussed by the Regents.



     Motion by Mr. Germain, seconded by Mr. Elwell, carried

     unanimously that the University not implement the program

     of Sabbatical Leaves until funds are available to finance

     it adequately and equitably.



23.  American Legion Trophy



     President Armstrong read a letter from the Commander of the

     American Legion, Darrell Dunkle Post No. 1, which stated

     that the Post wishes to sponsor an annual trophy to be pre-

     sented to the outgoing Captain of the Sierra Guardsmen dur-

     ing the Governor's Day Ceremonies held each year.  The

     letter stated it is the hope that the trophy will stimulate

     interest in the Sierra Guardsmen within the scope of the

     University of Nevada ROTC Program.



     Motion by Mr. Broadbent, seconded by Mr. Elwell, carried

     unanimously that the offer to present an annual trophy be

     accepted.



24.  Student Parking



     President Armstrong discussed a newspaper article which

     appeared in the Nevada State Journal of March 26, 1960

     stating:  "University of Nevada students are parking in

     graveyards, over the graves, on the sidewalks, in private

     driveways and on people's grass as there is very little

     parking area available, since buildings on the Campus have

     taken over the former parking area.  The Traffic Safety

     Council recommended to the Reno City Council that it contact

     the University of Nevada Regents and ask them to provide off

     street parking for the University students."  On March 31,

     President Armstrong wrote to the President of the Traffic

     Safety Council, sending a copy to Mayor Baker, explaining

     that there are ample parking facilities on the Campus and

     that, if the students are parking elsewhere, it is because

     they choose to do so and not because they are forced to do

     so.  In the Nevada State Journal of April 2, another article

     appeared stating that the Reno City Council had voted a

     resolution requesting the Board of Regents to provide off

     street parking.



     Motion by Dr. Anderson, seconded by Mr. Arnold, carried

     unanimously that the President be authorized to notify the

     City Council of the University's position and previous

     action in providing enlarged parking facilities.



25.  Wood Resolution



     Mr. Porter read the resolution he had prepared concerning

     Dr. William R. Wood, as follows:



                        RESOLUTION NO. 60-3



     WHEREAS, Dr. William Ransom Wood, Academic Vice-President

     of the University of Nevada, has received notice of his

     election and designation to the Office of President of the

     University of Alaska, effective as of July, 1960; and



     WHEREAS, Dr. William Ransom Wood, Academic Vice-President

     of the University of Nevada, has indicated his acceptance

     of such designation and appointment to the Office of Presi-

     dent of the University of Alaska, as an advancement in

     position and a challenging opportunity for greater personal

     service in the field of University education which he feels

     compelled to accept; and



     WHEREAS, the Board of Regents of the University of Nevada

     desires, in some manner, officially to take cognizance of,

     and fittingly note, the very substantial and most important

     services and contributions performed and rendered by Dr.

     Wood in the field of education, by reason of his connection

     and association with the University of Nevada, both to said

     University and to the State of Nevada.



     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED AS FOLLOWS:



         1.  The Board of Regents, University of Nevada, on be-

             half of itself, the Administration of the University

             of Nevada, and the State of Nevada, hereby official-

             ly thanks and expresses appreciation to Dr. William

             Ransom Wood for the many, varied, and extensive and

             important services and contributions performed and

             rendered by him in the promotion and advancement of

             education at the University of Nevada and to the

             benefit of the people of the State of Nevada.



         2.  The Board of Regents, University of Nevada, herewith

             officially desires to wish Dr. William Ransom Wood

             all possible happiness and success in the position

             of President of the University of Alaska, and in

             the new, additional and challenging opportunity

             therein available to him for ultization of his know-

             ledge and experience for further promotion and ad-

             vancement of University education.



         3.  The Board of Regents and the Administration of the

             University of Nevada regret the loss and benefit of

             Dr. Wood's said knowledge and experience to the

             University and State of Nevada by reason of his

             acceptance of the appointment to the Office of

             President, University of Alaska; however, they

             recognize and consider the election and designation

             of Dr. Wood to said position not only a signal honor

             and credit conferred upon him personally, but also

             derivatively reflection of great honor and credit

             upon the University of Nevada for the caliber and

             qualifications of its faculty personnel, and great

             honor and credit to the State of Nevada.



         4.  The Board of Regents, University of Nevada, highly

             commends and congratulates the Board of Regents of

             the University of Alaska for their excellent and

             happy choice, election and designation of Dr.

             William Ransom Wood as President of the University

             of Alaska, deemed as eminently qualified and

             equipped therefor.



     AND, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED AS FOLLOWS:  That this Resolu-

     tion be made a matter of record in the official minutes of

     this Board of Regents of the University of Nevada; and that

     copies of same, signed on its behalf by the Chairman of the

     Board, and, on behalf of the Administration, by the Presi-

     dent of the University of Nevada, be transmitted and furn-

     ished to the Board of Regents of the University of Alaska

     and to Dr. Wood, in testimony of their appreciation of the

     qualifications of Dr. William Ransom Wood, and the impor-

     tant and substantial services and contributions performed

     and rendered by him in the promotion and advancement of

     education at the University of Nevada and in the State of

     Nevada.



     Motion duly made, seconded, and the foregoing Resolution

     unanimously adopted by the Board of Regents, University of

     Nevada, this 2nd day of April, 1960, in offical meeting held

     in the City of Ely, Nevada.



                                     BOARD OF REGENTS

                                     UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA



                                     By _________________

                                             Chairman



                                     UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA



                                     By _________________

                                             President



     ATTESTED BY:



     _________________

          Secretary



     (Seal)



     Motion by Mr. Arnold, seconded by Mr. Elwell, carried

     unanimously that the resolution be adopted.



The meeting adjourned at 3:25 P.M.



The next meeting will be held in Las Vegas on Saturday, May 7,

1960.



                                      A. C. Grant

                                      Chairman



Alice Terry

Secretary

                                                       04-02-1960