10/27/1961

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
October 27-28, 1961








10-27-1961

Pages 113-136



UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA

BOARD OF REGENTS

October 27, 1961



The Board of Regents met in regular session in room 205, Morrill

Hall, Reno Campus, on Friday, October 27, 1961. Present:

Regents Anderson, Arnold, Broadbent, Crumley, Elwell, Germain,

Grant, Lombardi, Magee; Business Manager Humphrey, Engineer

Rogers, Vice President Young, and President Armstrong. Mr.

Porter was present as Legal Advisor. Mr. Baker of the State

Planning Board staff was present for items of business pertain-

ing to the building program. Student Body President Paul Bible,

Associated Women Student President Beverly Roberson and Sagebrush

Editor Toddene Watkins were present as observers. These Student

Body Officers were introduced by Mr. Grant during the course of

the meeting. Reporters Laxalt and Bean covered the meeting for

the Press.



The meeting was called to order at 9:20 A.M. by Chairman Grant.



1. Minutes of Previous Meeting



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

unanimously that the minutes of the meeting of September 9,

1961 be approved.



2. Approval of Check Registers



President Armstrong presented, with his recommendation for

approval, list of Registers submitted by the Business

Manager, as attached.



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

unanimously by roll call vote that the Check Registers be

approved.



3. Transfer of Budgeted Funds



President Armstrong presented, with this recommendation for

approval, the following requests for transfer of budgeted

funds, as submitted by the Business Manager:



a) From Correspondence Division to Title VIII and

Vocational Education ------------------------- $3,000.00

From Evening Division to Title VIII and

Vocational Education ------------------------- 100.00

From Evening Division to Title VIII and

Vocational Education ------------------------- 900.00

To comply with terms of Memorandum of Understanding

covering work assignment of Mr. Vernon Howard for

1961-62.



b) From Business Manager, Miscellaneous Operating to

Central Office Services, Office Equipment ---- 50.00

To acquire used Verifax machine which was

originally purchased jointly by the two divisions.



c) From Property and Fidelity Insurance (General

Expense) to Auto Repair in lieu of insurance

(B & G, Reno) -------------------------------- $2,500.00

To establish self-insurance account for repair

or replacement of vehicles which have been damaged

in such a way that comprehensive or collision

insurance would apply.



d) From Curtiss-Wright Corporation Gift to the fol-

lowing accounts:



Mackay Statue Sales ----------- $ 269.76

Nevada Constitution Sales ----- 411.25

P. A. Condos Gift ------------- 162.76

Mackay School of Mines Project #1,

Turbo-Dynamics ------------ 5,156.82 $6,000.59



To reinburse accounts which have been overdrafted

and which do not have income sources.



e) From High School Relations, Travel, to

Registrar and Admissions, Travel --------- Total Balance

From High School Relations, Operating, to

Registrar and Admissions, Operating -

Miscellaneous ---------------------------- Total Balance

To consolidate High School Relations with

Registrar and Admissions budget.



f) From Nursing Institute to President's

Discretionary Fund --------------------------- $ 431.49

To close account established in March 1957 to meet

expenses of a Nursing Institute.



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

unanimously by roll call vote that the above transfers be

approved.



4. Gifts, Grants and Awards



Gifts, grants and awards which had been received by the

University were presented by President Armstrong with his

recommendation that they be accepted, as follows:



Miscellaneous



From Mrs. Verne F. Wedekind, Reno - framed picture of the

Normal School graduating class of 1900.



From Bollingen Foundation, New York - Volume 4, Collected

Works of C. G. Jung, "Freud and Psychoanalysis", Bollingen

Series XX and "The Living Symbol" by Gerhard Adler,

Bollingen Series LXIII, for the Library.



From Miss Edith L. St. Cyr, Fallon - National Education

Association publications and World War II newspapers, for

the Library.



From Dr. Fred Anderson, Reno - $10 for purchase of a book

for the Nuclear Engineering Department in memory of Judge

A. J. Maestretti, for the Library.



From Harold's Club, Reno - copy of "I Want to Quit Winners",

for the Library.



From Edwin J. Beinecke, New York - copy of Volume V of the

Catalogue of the Stevenson Collection, compiled by George

L. Mc Kay, for the Library.



From Miss Maureen Dane, Las Vegas - 35 volumes of modern

fiction for the Southern Regional Division Library.



From Dr. James R. Dickinson, Las Vegas - English books and

manuals valued at $65 for the Southern Regional Division

Library.



From Paul C. Harris, North Las Vegas - 5 volumes in speech

and drama, for the Southern Regional Division Library.



From Mr. and Mrs. Charles Labbe, Las Vegas - 15 volumes of

Law books for the Southern Regional Division Library.



From Mrs. Zelda Smith, Boulder City - 6 volumes of the

Artemisia, for the Southern Regional Division Library.



From Mr. A. C. Grant, Las Vegas - copy of "Life's Pictorial

Atlas of the World", for the Southern Regional Division

Library.



From the Ed & Mary Von Tobel Foundation, Incorporated, Las

Vegas - $500 to purchase reference materials in the fields

of Mathematics and Physics, for the Southern Regional

Division Library.



From the Women's Auxiliary to the Clark County Medical

Society, Las Vegas - $1,125 to be used for the purchase of

periodicals in the Biological Sciences, for the Southern

Regional Division Science Department.



From the Western Operations Exploration Department of the

Standard Oil Company of California - a microfilm of three

M. A. theses on Geological subjects for the Mackay School

of Mines Library.



From Mrs. William Bourne Wood, Reno - her husband's tech-

nical library valued at approximately $150, for the Mackay

School of Mines Library.



From Mrs. Emory M. Marshall, Genoa - a collection of 45

technical books, and field and drafting equipment valued

at approximately $135, for the Mackay School of Mines

Library.



From Darrell B. Lamaire, Tuba City, Arizona - a Mercury

Detector to be used by faculty and students in Laboratory

work, for the Mackay School of Mines.



From the Idaho Mining Corporation, Reno - $150 for the

Mackay School of Mines Discretionary Fund.



From Dr. Aleksis von Volborth - four extensive collections

of rocks and minerals which he collected in Finland, Sweden,

Austria and Italy over a period of 15 years, valued at ap-

proximately $5400, for the Mackay School of Mines Museum.



From the Nevada Division of the American Cancer Society,

Reno - $10.49 which represents a balance of a gift of $100

made to the Orvis School of Nursing for purchase of techni-

cal books and journals.



From Mr. Ed Robin, Reno - 110 albums of opera and popular

music records for the Audio-Visual Department.



From the Pearl Brewing Company, San Antonio, Texas - copy of

the original Seth Eastman sketchbook, published by the Uni-

versity of Texas Press, for the Art Department.



From the Ladies' Auxiliary of the Nevada Branch of the

Sacramento Section of American Society of Civil Engineering

- $100 for the Boardman-Bixby Memorial Library in Civil

Engineering.



Scholarships



From Bruce R. Thompson, Reno - $100 to cover the R. C.

Thompson scholarship.



From Mrs. H. L. Klute, Reno - $300 to be used to cover the

Klute Scholarship in Foreign Languages.



From Sparks Rotary Club - $100 to be used as a scholarship

for the academic year 1961-62.



From the New China Club, Reno - $500 to cover the New China

Club Scholarship for the Fall semester, 1961.



From the Reno Elks Club - $250 as a special scholarship to

Frieda Nannini.



From Sparks High School Student Body - $200 to be used for

two scholarships of $100 each.



From Carson City Rotary Club - $100 as a special scholarship

for Ed Johnson.



From Joseph H. Robertson, College of Agriculture - $25 for

the Charles E. Fleming Scholarship Fund.



From the University Scholarship Foundation, Beverly Hills,

California - $150 as a special scholarship in the Art

Department.



From the Fallon Rotary Club - $200 to cover two special

scholarships.



From the Las Vegas Sun - $500 to cover a special circulation

award.



From the Nevada State Nurses Association, District #1,

Reno - $250 to cover the Nevada State Nurses Association,

District #1 Scholarship.



From Vista Rock Products, Sparks - $200 to cover the Vista

Rock Products Scholarship.



From Emporium of Music, Reno - $100 to cover the Emporium

of Music Scholarship.



From Rebekah Assembly of Nevada, Reno - $100 to cover the

Rebekah Assembly Scholarship.



From the Security National Bank, Carson City Branch, Carson

City - $100 to be used as a scholarship for Mike Griffin.



From Professor I. J. Sandorf - $30 to cover voice lessons

for George Lundgren.



From the American Association of University Women, China

Lake Branch, California - $100 as a special scholarship

for Marian Snearly.



From the Nevada State Press Association, Reno - $250 to

cover the Nevada Press Association Scholarship.



From Sparks 20-30 Club, Sparks - $200 to cover the Sparks

20-30 Club Scholarship.



From Sears Roebuck Foundation, Chicago - $1200 to provide

scholarship aid for four students in Home Economics and

Agriculture.



From the State Farmers of American Standard Oil Scholarship

Fund - $300 to be used as a scholarship for Alfred Wright.



From the Sparks Lions Club, Sparks - $100 to be used as a

scholarship for Miss Jean Pagni.



From Deseret News Publishing Company, Las Vegas - $425 to

be used as a scholarship for Glenn A. Hafen, at the

Southern Regional Division Campus.



From Anderson Dairy Incorporated, North Las Vegas - $200 to

be used as a scholarship for Merlin L. Leavitt, at the

Southern Regional Division Campus.



From the Las Vegas Sun, Las Vegas - $1,750 to cover four

Las Vegas Sun Scholarships.



From Las Vegas Chapter Executives' Secretaries, Incorporated

- $200 to cover their scholarship for the Fall semester 1961

at Nevada Southern.



From Beta Sigma Phi, Las Vegas - $250 as a special scholar-

ship for Louise Buchanon.



From Sears Roebuck Foundation - $250 to be used as a special

scholarship at Nevada Southern.



Awards



From "A Friend of the Theatre" - $100 and a plaque to estab-

lish "The Edwin Booth Award for Service to the Theatre",

under the following conditions:



I THE AWARD



The Award shall consist of two parts, the first of

which shall be the inscription of the winner's name and

the date on the plaque supplied by the donor. This

plaque shall remain the property of and in the posses-

sion of the Speech-and-Drama Department of the Univer-

sity of Nevada, and shall be prominently displayed.



The second part of the Award shall be a suitably

printed or engraved certificate to be presented to the

winner, and a cash prize. The cash prize shall consist

of the donor's annual contribution, less expenditures

for engraving of the plaque and preparation of the

certificate, which shall be the responsibility of the

Awarding Committee.



II ELIGIBILITY



Any person whomsoever who, during the school year,

has participated in a production under the auspices of

the Speech-and-Drama Department of the University of

Nevada, in any capacity except that of Faculty Director,

whether for academic credit or not, shall be eligible

for that year's Award. There is no limit to the number

of times an individual may receive the Award.



III SELECTION



Selection of a winner of each year's Award shall

be the responsibility of the Faculty Directors who have

directed productions during that school year. The

Directors shall decide among themselves, in secret,

upon the person whose service has been most valuable

to the University Theatre during the year.



IV PRINCIPLES



The winner shall be selected with the following

principles of service in mind:



1. Artistry

2. Efficiency

3. Subordination



The Awarding Committee shall take into consideration

an individual's work in the theatre throughout the en-

tire school year. Since the Award is not charity, no

account should be taken of "need".



V PRESENTATION



The Award shall be presented to the winner immed-

iately following the curtain calls of the last perform-

ance of the final production of the season. The Award-

ing Committee shall choose one of their number to make

the presentation. That Director shall make appropriate

remarks concerning the history of the Award and the

fitness of the winner to receive it.



From Springer, Mc Kissick and Hug Law Offices, Reno - a

Graduate Study Award in the amount of $500 per year under

the following conditions:



Name of Award: The Springer, Mc Kissick and Hug

Graduate Study Award.



Amount: $500.00



Awarded to: The outstanding graduating Senior

student based upon scholastic

achievement, achievement in student

activities and other phases of the

University program, leadership and

character.



Purpose: To encourage and assist the recip-

ient to further his studies in a

Graduate School or Medical, Dental

or Law School.



Method of Payment: Payment is to be made by the Uni-

versity of Nevada to the Graduate

School chosen by the recipient. The

funds are to be released to the stu-

dent by the Graduate School in equal

amounts each semester or quarter

during the first year of study.



Nature of Award: This award is to be an annual Award.



Donors: The award is given by Springer,

Mc Kissick & Hug, a Reno Law Firm

composed of Charles E. Springer,

Howard F. Mc Kissick, Jr., and

Procter Hug, Jr., all University of

Nevada graduates.



Time Award Made: The Award is to be made at the grad-

uation exercises in June of each

year commencing June, 1962.



Alternate: It is requested that an alternate

recipient be selected in the event

that the initial recipient does not

attend a Graduate School and utilize

the Award.



Grants



From the Department of Health, Education and Welfare,

Washington, D. C. - $7,554 as the first extension for sup-

port of a research project, "Studies on Alfalfa Saponins",

under the direction of Dr. Robert J. Morris, Department of

Chemistry.



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

$13,600 for support of research entitled, "Heterochromatic

Interference in Dispersion Measurements", under the direc-

tion of Dr. R. Edwin Worley, Department of Physics.



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

unanimously that the gifts be accepted and the Secretary

write an appropriate note of thanks to each donor.



5. Bid Opening



A meeting to open bids was held in room 205, Morrill Hall,

at 2:00 P.M., on Wednesday, September 6, 1961. Present were

Assistant Business Manager Hattori, Assistant Engineer

Whalen, and representatives of bidding firms. Bid notice

had duly appeared in local papers for REMODEL SHOWER ROOMS,

ARTEMISIA HALL, UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, RENO, NEVADA.



Bids were received and opened by Mr. Hattori as follows:



A-Dee Construction Company - accompanied by cashier's

check in the amount of $700.00



Base Bid $12,699.00

Alternate No. 1 550.00



Pagni Brothers Construction Company - accompanied by

bid bond.



Base Bid $20,076.25

Alternate No. 1 620.00



Harrington Construction Company - accompanied by bid

bond.



Base Bid $19,653.00

Alternate No. 1 778.00





It is recommended that all bids be rejected, since all are

above the estimate prepared by the University Engineer's

Office, and funds are not available to accomplish this work.



Respectfully submitted,

/s/ James D. Rogers

University Engineer



Approved: /s/ Neil D. Humphrey, Business Manager

/s/ Charles J. Armstrong, President



Mr. Rogers explained that the present plan is to use Uni-

versity personnel to accomplish the necessary work.



Motion by Dr. Lombardi, seconded by Mr. Broadbent, carried

unanimously that the above action be ratified.



6. Compensated Outside Professional Services Policy



President Armstrong presented with his recommendation for

approval a policy approved by the University Council on May

19, 1961 for Compensated Outside Professional Services by

Faculty Members. A Faculty Committee, headed by Professor

Thomas Martin, was broken into groups to consider various

areas, and after many meetings, agreed and reported to the

University Council, where certain minor changes were made.

It was again referred to the Committee, reviewed by the

University Council and by the Academic Committee, and

approved in its present form. The University Council ruled

that it does not require vote by the faculty.



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

unanimously that action be deferred until Deputy Attorney

General Porter has had opportunity to review the policy

statement.



7. Refund Policy for Students



President Armstrong called attention to the refund policy

adopted by the Board of Regents and published in the Univer-

sity catalog which provides for refund of consolidated fee

and non-resident tuition on a sliding scale, but which does

not provide for exceptional cases. President Armstrong

recommended that authority be granted to the University

Administration to make full refund in certain instances,

such as death of a parent or receipt of draft notice for

immediate report, etc.



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

unanimously that the recommendation for authority to make

exceptions to the rule be approved in principle with de-

tails to be worked out with Mr. Porter and Mr. Humphrey.



President Armstrong asked for approval of cases which had

been referred to him early in the semester for students

who had received draft notices and to whom full refund had

been granted.



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

unanimously that the Board of Regents ratify the action

taken by the President in granting refunds as stated above.



8. Financial Statement of the Business Manager 1960-61



Consideration of this report was deferred at the last meet-

ing to give more opportunity for the Regents to study the

statement. Mr. Humphrey explained parts of the report and

answered specific questions of the Regents, also suggested

certain changes for future reports. He discussed inventory

records now in process and in cooperation with the State

Purchasing Director Brooks for the entire University. Form-

erly, inventory records have been made by each Department

separately.



Motion by Dr. Lombardi, seconded by Mrs. Magee, carried

unanimously that the Financial Statement of the Business

Manager for the period July 1, 1960 to June 30, 1961 be

accepted.



9. Compensated Outside Professional Services Policy



Mr. Porter reported that he had now reviewed the policy and

that it met with his approval.



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

unanimously that the policy, as follows, be adopted:



Compensated Outside Professional Services

by Faculty Members

Approved by University Council, May 19, 1961



1. This statement of policy governs professional activi-

ties outside of the faculty member's official duties as

an employee of the University. It does not apply to

services performed for the University or any sub-divi-

sion thereof, or to work on projects or programs over

which the University has jurisdiction.



2. In order that a faculty member of the University may

keep abreast of progress in his field of knowledge, it

is desirable that he engage in research or other schol-

arly activities and that he have the opportunity to

engage in private consulting work. Activities of this

nature should tend to improve and broaden the profes-

sional knowledge and competency of the individual and

should bring prestige to the individual and to the

University. Performance by a faculty member of outside

professional or scholarly services for compensation,

within his subject matter field, is therefore recog-

nized as a legitimate activity unless it is prohibited

by the terms of his appointment.



3. Specific limitations on the amount and kind of compen-

sated outside professional services are omitted from

this statement on the assumption that the members of

the faculty will always place the interests of the

University first and will act in a professional manner

in relation to such outside activities.



4. Compensated outside professional services by a faculty

member are restricted at all times to engagements which

do not interfere with the performance of his academic

duties, which are not of a purely routine nature, and

which are in keeping with the dignity and standing of

his position and profession. When compensated services

are such as to interfere with assigned University

duties, they may be undertaken only on a leave of ab-

sence (or pro rata) basis, without University salary,

for the period involved.



5. A faculty member engaged in providing compensated out-

side professional services shall inform his immediate

superior in writing of the nature of such services.

Whenever possible, he will so inform his superior

before agreeing to perform the services or undertaking

the activity.



6. A faculty member performing compensated outside profes-

sional services must inform those who engage him that

he is acting for himself only, that the University is

not a party to the contract, and the University is not

liable or responsible in any way. No official Univer-

sity stationary or forms shall be used in connection

with the performance of such services, nor shall the

name of the University be used in any other way without

prior approval of faculty member's Dean or Director.



7. A faculty member may not solicit specific consulting

assignments. He may however, make general announce-

ments of his availability as a consultant provided no

reference is made to his University affiliation.



8. Fees for outside services should be commensurate with

the professional standing of the faculty member and

his position at the University of Nevada.



9. When a faculty member works independently on his own

time, he may obtain patents or copyrights on the re-

sults of his work and enjoy such privileges and profits

as legally pertain thereto.



10. Private use of University facilities, equipment and

personnel, unless specifically authorized, shall not be

made by persons employed by the University. If private

use of University facilities, equipment and personnel,

singly or in combination, is authorized, the University

shall be reimbursed in an amount agreed upon by the

consultant and the Dean or Director to whom the con-

sultant is responsible in the normal discharge of his

duties at the University. In general, the consultant

and the Dean or Director in arriving at an agreement

concerning charges to be paid by the consultant to the

University will be guided by costs for facilities,

equipment and personnel customarily recognized by

private consultants in comparable operations.



11. University Laboratories, bureaus and facilities are not

to be used for tests, studies or investigations of a

purely commercial character, except when it is shown

conclusively that acceptable commercial facilities for

such services do not exist within that region of the

State where the services are required. Those requir-

ing such tests or services should be advised to apply

to business firms or to appropriate State agencies.



12. In controversial cases, wherein results submitted by

commercial testing agencies have been questioned, a

faculty member will review these results only with

the unanimous consent of all parties to the contro-

versy.



13. Persons proposed for employment by a faculty member

undertaking compensated outside professional activities

which make use of University facilities must be ap-

proved by the immediate superior of the faculty member

involved.



14. No faculty member on an "A" (twelve months) contract

shall be an employee of another organization. Faculty

members on "B" (ten months) contracts may not be em-

ployees of other organizations during the academic

year. The President or his authorized representative

may grant exceptions to these rules.



15. No compensation may be accepted by a faculty member

for special tutoring of students enrolled in courses

in the University which are offered by the faculty

member's Department.



16. A faculty member may be employed to give expert testi-

mony provided he first obtains written approval from

the Dean of his College and the President of the Uni-

versity or his authorized representative.



17. All previous University regulations or policy state-

ments pertaining to compensated outside professional

services by faculty members are hereby repealed and

replaced by the above.



10. Report of the Business Manager for the Quarter July 1, 1961

through September 30, 1961



Copies had previously been mailed to members of the Board.

Mr. Humphrey discussed the report, which was prepared pri-

marily for use of the Regents, the President and the Budget

Director.



Motion by Mrs. Magee, seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried

unanimously that the Quarterly Report be accepted.



Dr. Armstrong commended Mr. Humphrey for the excellence of

the report and stated that such report has not previously

been made available.



11. Personnel Recommendations



Personnel recommendations were presented by Dr. Armstrong

as follows:



COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE



Appointments as follows:



Charles Seufferle as Acting Associate Director of Resident

Instruction in Agriculture, effective immediately and until

such time as a successor to Dr. Wittwer is appointed.



Gerald J. Schuh as Assistant Agricultural Agent in Clark

County at a salary rate of $5800 based on twelve months'

service effective October 16, 1961 (new position).



Anna Kathrine Banks as Lecturer in Home Economics at a sal-

ary of $7000 for the academic year 1961-62 (replacement for

Dorothy Brownfield).



Laurence Leroy Killinger as Graduate Research Assistant in

Plant Science at a salary rate of $3000 based on twelve

months' service, effective September 18, 1961 (new posi-

tion).



COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION



Appointments as follows:



Len G. Sterling as part time Lecturer in Accounting at a

salary of $500 for the Fall semester 1961.



Eli Grubic as part time Lecturer in Business Administration

at a salary of $500 for the Fall semester 1961.



Leif Oliver Dahl as Graduate Assistant in the Bureau of

Business and Economic Research at a salary of $2000 for the

academic year 1961-62 (new position).



COLLEGE OF EDUCATION



Appointments as follows:



Claudia C. Williams as Graduate Assistant in Elementary

Education at a salary of $1000 for the academic year 1961-

62 (replacement for Marian Kilburn).



Benjamin Clarence Moore, Jr. as Graduate Assistant in

Elementary Education at a salary of $1000 for the academic

year 1961-62 (replacement for Marian Kilburn).



COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING



Appointment as follows:



Robert Randall Horning as Graduate Assistant in Electrical

Engineering effective September 15, 1961 at a salary rate

of $2000 based on ten months' service (replacement for John

Jon So).



DESERT RESEARCH INSTITUTE



Reappointment as follows:



Garry Flint as Graduate Assistant in Psychology, Sociology

and Anthropology at a salary of $500 for the Fall semester,

1961.



Appointments as follows:



George Barnes as Associate Director of the Desert Research

Institute for the Physical Sciences, effective immediately,

to be responsibile for assistance in the stimulation of the

growth of sponsored and other research in the areas of

Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Engineering.



John Campbell Miller as Graduate Assistant at a salary of

$1500 for the academic year 1961-62 (salary to be paid from

National Science Foundation Grant).



Patricia Fordham as half time Research Assistant at a salary

of $1800 for the academic year 1961-62 (salary to be paid

from Rolley Grant).



Joyce Truitt as half time Research Assistant at a salary of

$1700 for the academic year 1961-62 (salary to be paid from

Rolley Grant).



LIBRARY



Appointments as follows:



Harold G. Morehouse as Assistant Social Science Librarian

at a salary rate of $6600 per year based on twelve months'

service, effective September 18, 1961 (new position).



Sylvia Genevieve Ford as Assistant Circulation Librarian

at a salary rate of $5280 based on twelve months' service,

effective October 1, 1961 (replacement for Ruth Dahlgren).



Mildred L. Rook as Acquisition Assistant at a salary rate

of $3900 based on twelve months' service, effective October

17, 1961 (new position).



MACKAY SCHOOL OF MINES



Appointment as follows:



Bruce H. De Wyk as Graduate Teaching Assistant in Mining at

a salary of $2000 for the academic year 1961-62 (new posi-

tion).



NEVADA SOUTHERN REGIONAL DIVISION



Appointments as follows:



Alice Louise Brown as Acting Reference and Documents

Librarian, on a half time basis, from September 11, 1961

to January 31, 1962 at a monthly salary of $233.33 (tempo-

rary replacement for Mary Fitzgerald).



Maurice de Young as Director of Business Administration

Seminars, August 16, 1961 to January 15, 1962, at a salary

of $750.



Andre Simmons as Assistant in Business Administration

Seminars, September 1, 1961 to January 31, 1962, at a sal-

ary of $300.



6 appointments in the Fall semester 1961 Evening Division.



STATEWIDE SERVICES



30 appointments in the Fall semester 1961 Evening Division.



10 appointments in the Fall semester 1961 Off-Campus

Program.



6 appointments in the Fall semester 1961 National Defense

Education Administration Program.



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

unanimously that the personnel recommendations be approved.



UNIVERSITY ENGINEER'S OFFICE



President Armstrong recommended approval of the appointment

of Kenneth J. Hollett as Planning Coordinator in the Office

of the University Engineer at a salary of $9600 based on

twelve months' service, effective November 1, 1961.



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

mously that the appointment of Mr. Hollett be approved.



12. Citizens' Advisory Committees



President Armstrong recommended appointments for the

Committee for the Orvis School of Nursing as follows:



Reappointments until Commencement, 1962:



Mrs. Helen F. Allison Miss Sylvia Michal

Administrator Chief Nurse

Carson Tahoe Hospital Veterans' Admin. Hospital

Carson City, Nevada Reno, Nevada



Mrs. Genevieve Arensdorf Mrs. Dorothy Minnis

Nursing Supervisor Nursing Supervisor

Clark County School District Washoe County Health Dept.



Mrs. Smiley Bayless, R. N. Mrs. John Moore

Reno, Nevada Ely, Nevada



Mrs. Frances Eaton Mrs. M. Kay Murphy

Supervisor Superintendent of Nurses

St. Mary's Hospital Nevada State Hospital

Reno, Nevada Reno, Nevada



Dr. Wesley Hall Mr. Nelson Neff

Reno, Nevada Executive Secretary

Nevada State Medical Assn.

Rev. Joseph F. Linde

Supt. of Parochial Schools Sister Noel, O. P.

Reno, Nevada Director of Nursing Services

St. Mary's Hospital

Mrs. Carroll W. Ogren Reno, Nevada

President

Nevada Hospital Assn. Sister Seraphine, O. P.

Washoe Medical Center Administrator

St. Mary's Hospital

Dr. W. E. Ostermiller Reno, Nevada

Reno, Nevada

Mr. Jack Staggs

Mrs. Maida Pringle Administrator

Assistant Administrator Southern Nevada Memorial

Nursing Services Hospital

Washoe Medical Center Las Vegas, Nevada



Mrs. Mildred Sebbas Dr. E. P. Uhler

Administrator Reynolds Electrical &

Pershing General Hospital Engineering Company

Lovelock, Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada



New Members for Appointment until Commencement, 1962



Major Audette Dr. Martin Levine

Chief Nurse Officer Mental Health Coordinator

Stead AFB Hospital State Department of Health



Mrs. John Callister Mr. Keith Macdonald

Reno, Nevada Carson City, Nevada



Mrs. Margriet Clevenger Dr. Lowell Peterson

State Supervisor of Reno, Nevada

Practical Nursing

State Department of Education Mrs. James Smalley

Henderson, Nevada

Dr. Hugh Collett

Elko, Nevada Mrs. L. H. Sullivan

Reno, Nevada

Mrs. Della Fitzgerald

Executive Secretary Mrs. Alice Timberlake, R. N.

State Board of Nurse Exam. Nevada State Hospital



Mrs. John Hamlet Mrs. Elizabeth Young

Reno, Nevada Director of Nursing

Sunrise Hospital

Mr. James Harrison Las Vegas, Nevada

Administrator

Veteran's Administration Dr. Gilbert Lenz

Hospital Reno, Nevada

Reno, Nevada

Mrs. Walter F. Wedow

Mr. Thomas Horgan State President

Reno, Nevada Parent Teachers Association



He also recommended appointments for the Committee for the

Max C. Fleischmann College of Agriculture as follows, with

definite terms of office to be determined upon recommenda-

tion by Dean Adams:



Reappointment as follows:



Cyril Bastian, Lincoln County

Burt Robinson, White Pine County, or one delegated by

the President of the Woolgrowers Assn.

Eyer Boies, Elko County

Norman Glaser, Elko County

Ray Knisley, Pershing County

Joe Williams, Washoe County

Fred Settelmeyer, Douglas County

Grant Anderson, Lyon County



New members as follows:



Melvin Bowman, Nye County

Emory Conway, Lincoln County

Fay Leavitt, Clark County

Hillary Barnes, Elko County

Richard Marvel, Lander County

John Dameli, Eureka County

Royal Crook, Churchill County

Virgil Getto, Churchill County

Leslie Stewart, Humboldt County

Wilson Mc Gowan, Pershing County

A. N. Hansen, Washoe County

Herbert Witt, Douglas County

Norman Brown, Lyon County

Emmet Day, Lyon County, if Mr. Brown will not serve

Walter Connely, Esmeralda County



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

unanimously that the appointments in the Citizens' Advisory

Committees be approved and that the President be authorized

to extend the invitations.



13. Eldon E. Wittwer



President Armstrong noted the recent death of Dr. Eldon E.

Wittwer. Chairman Grant asked Mr. Porter to draw up a

suitable Resolution and he later submitted the following:



RESOLUTION #61-6



The Board of Regents of the University of Nevada

officially, and sadly, notes the death, on Saturday,

October 14, 1961, of Dr. Eldon E. Wittwer, Director

of Resident Instruction at the Max C. Fleischmann

College of Agriculture.



Dr. Eldon E. Wittwer was associated with the University

of Nevada in a teaching capacity since l938 when he was

first appointed Professor and Head of the Department of

Agricultural Economics, and during his many years of

association with the University of Nevada he made many

notable and substantial contributions to the development

of the various courses of instruction and programs of

the College of Agriculture. As a result of his efforts

and services, the College of Agriculture has received

general recognition for its high educational standards,

and for the College's substantial contributions in the

field of Agriculture and Agricultural Economics in the

State of Nevada.



The Board of Regents, therefore, desires officially to

record its appreciation of the services rendered by Dr.

Eldon E. Wittwer to the University of Nevada and to the

State of Nevada.



We desire hereby to express and extend our condolences

and sincere sympathy to Dr. Wittwer's family in their

loss and bereavement. We can only say that we, too,

are deeply saddened by Dr. Wittwer's death which brings

to a close a life of notable educational services to

the State and to the University of Nevada in the field

of Agricultural Economics.



Wherefore, the Board of Regents of the University of

Nevada unanimously directs that this expression of

their feelings be noted in the official minutes and

record of this meeting and that a copy thereof be trans-

mitted to the family of Dr. Eldon E. Wittwer on behalf

of the Board of Regents and the University Administra-

tion.



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

unanimously that the Resolution be spread on the minutes

of this meeting and that a copy be forwarded to the family

of Dr. Wittwer.



14. Association of Governing Board of State Universities



Regent Magee was the only member of the Board who attended

the meeting and "School for Regents" in Lincoln, Nebraska.

She reported that it was a most worthwhile and rewarding

experience, and left materials from the meeting for the

information of the Board.



15. Eva B. Adams, Director of the U. S. Mint



In view of the fact that Miss Adams is a graduate of the

University of Nevada and a former faculty member, Mrs. Magee

proposed that the Regents adopt a Resolution congratulating

her on her recent appointment as Director of the United

States Mint, and proposed that the Resolution be forwarded

to Miss Adams in the form of a telegram to reach her in time

for her formal installation. Action by consensus was unani-

mous.



RESOLUTION #61-7



The University of Nevada and we the members of the Board

of Regents wish to express to you our joy and pride that

an alumna of our institution and a former faculty member

has been appointed to such a position of honor in the

government of the United States. We join together in

sending you our felicitations and best wishes for many

fruitful years as Director of the Mint.



16. Regents' Building Committee



Dr. Anderson read and discussed the minutes as follows:



MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE

BUILDING COMMITTEE OF THE BOARD OF REGENTS

October 25, 1961



The Building Committee of the Board of Regents met in room

205, Morrill Hall, University of Nevada, at 7:30 P.M. on

the above date. Present were: Dr. Anderson, Chairman;

Mr. Arnold, Dr. Lombardi. Mr. Crumley and Mr. Germain, the

remaining members of the Committee, were absent. Also pres-

ent were: Mr. Rogers, Professor Mordy and President

Armstrong.



The first item discussed was the University's position in

relation to the Seventh Street freeway decision. Dr.

Anderson reported to the meeting the statement which he

had read into the record during the recent hearings on the

freeway. "With reference to the A line (Seventh Street)

Alignment:



1. "This routing will cut the University Valley Road

Experiment Station into two parts. Present align-

ment would require a considerable amount of land

area of the station, as well as make any land south

of the right-of-way of little value, because of the

lack of ready access.



2. "Some land area of the Station which would be re-

quired for the right-of-way for this alignment

contains experimental plats which have a history

of five to ten years. It would be difficult to

measure the damage done to experiments being con-

ducted on these plats.



3. "Two years will be required by the University of

Nevada to salvage experimental plants and material

from the right-of-way area of the University Valley

Road Experiment Station.



4. "Access, egress and grad separation structures, as

presently located, would create traffic congestion

in the vicinity of the University Campus.



5. "Due to the fact that the University Campus is on a

much higher elevation than the roadway of this pro-

posed alignment, even though this alignment is to

provide a depressed roadway, noise developed by

freeway traffic would handicap the University in

performing its functions."



President Armstrong reported that Deputy Attorney General

John Porter had given some preliminary study to legal prob-

lems connected with the University Experiment Station prop-

erty which would be involved in the Seventh Street route,

and after discussion the following motion was approved: The

Building Committee recommends to the Board of Regents that

in view of possible legal complications respecting the

Experiment Station Farm property, this aspect of the matter

should be referred to the Office of the Attorney General

for full research and investigation and subsequent report

to the Board of Regents for recommendation as to appropriate

action.



A further motion was approved as follows: We urge that

careful consideration be given to the need for planning

access and egress roads for the freeway so as to avoid

traffic congestion, hazard and noise in the immediate vi-

cinity of the University of Nevada, where these problems

already are of considerable magnitude.



With regard to the Social Science building, Reno Campus,

which has been funded by the State Legislature for con-

struction during the present biennium, it was noted that

in the original contract between the State Planning Board

and Skidmore, Owings and Merrill for Master Planning the

Reno and Las Vegas Campuses, there was a stipulation that

Skidmore, Owings and Merrill would provide to the Univer-

sity, as needed, information on desirable locations of

buildings planned for construction prior to the completion

of the Master Plans, and that this information would be

available by May 15, 1961. This time limit was then ex-

tended to October 15, 1961 by the State Planning Board.

Mr. Rogers now reported that, by an agreement on which the

Regents were not consulted, the State Planning Board has

approved the elimination of this entire section from the

contract with Skidmore, Owings and Merrill.



Under these circumstances it becomes apparent that Skidmore,

Owings and Merrill will not be able to provide the Univer-

sity with such advice within the time period necessary for

the beginning of completion of final plans for the con-

struction of the Social Science building. Accordingly, the

Building Committee recommends that the final plans for the

Social Science building should proceed on the basis of the

site already chosen, since no alternative sites have been

recommended. By motion this recommendation was approved

with the request that this information be reported to the

State Planning Board.



Architect Clopine entered the meeting at this time to pre-

sent final plans for the remodeling of Clark Library build-

ing. It was noted that these plans did not include the

raising of the floor level of the south section of the

second floor as an additive alternate, which was requested

at the last meeting of the Board of Regents. Mr. Clopine

indicated that he will proceed to prepare plans for the

raising of the floor approximately two feet in the south

end of the building as requested. He indicated that he

felt that this could be accomplished with a minimum of

expense as an additive alternate.



Certain minor changes otherwise were indicated as necessary,

and contingent upon the making of these changes the final

plans were, by motion, approved and recommended to the Board

of Regents.



An offer by Mr. Hyman Werner to sell to the University of

Nevada property located at 826 North Center Street, Reno,

for the sum of $18,500 was discussed. Mr. Rogers reported

that the selling price on this basis would be at the rate

of $2.57 per square foot. One lot intervenes between this

property and the old Student Union building on North Center

Street. After discussion, by motion, it was recommended

that in view of questions concerning the final details of

the Seventh Street freeway route, and in view of the absence

of necessary funds for such a purchase, no action should be

taken by the University on this offer at the present time.



President Armstrong read a letter from Dean Carlson of

Nevada Southern reporting discussions with representatives

of the United States Public Health Service, Radiological

Laboratory in Las Vegas, concerning the proposed addition

of three buildings on the Nevada Southern Campus related

to the Radiological Laboratory. The proposed site locations

were referred to Skidmore, Owings and Merrill who recommend-

ed that the buildings be rotated 90 degrees from their pro-

posed site and that this would provide a satisfactory loca-

tion.



The U. S. Public Health Services now desires to proceed with

these buildings and requests an expression of opinion from

the Board of Regents as to whether such construction would

be acceptable. They have also proposed alternate methods

of construction: (1) that the University seek funds from

the State Legislature, as was done in the case of the

Radiological Laboratory, for the construction of the build-

ings, to be amortized over a period of time by long term

leases; (2) that the buildings be constructed by the Federal

government with long term leases of the property sites being

granted by the University of Nevada.



After thorough discussion, by motion, which was approved,

it was recommended to the Board of Regents that under all

the circumstances involved, in which there is no assurance

that a special session of the Legislature in 1962 will be

called, when this matter might be considered, and there is

uncertainty as to whether, even in the 1963 regular session,

the Legislature would agree to State financing of such con-

struction, the Board of Regents should approve in principle

the location of desired buildings on the Las Vegas Campus on

sites as recommended by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, with

long term leases of necessary property being granted by the

Board of Regents to the Federal government, and the build-

ings to be constructed by the Federal government at its own

expense.



Architect Hellman joined the meeting at this point to pre-

sent preliminary plans for the Atmospherium-Planetarium.

He reported that plans for solar heating and cooling systems

in the building are now definitely a possibility in terms of

cost and he hopes to be able to include them in the final

plans.



After further discussion, by motion, which was approved, the

preliminary plans for the Atmospherium-Planetarium were rec-

ommended to the Board of Regents for acceptance.



Mr. Hellman reported that he is reasonably sure that the

original construction estimate for this building can be

maintained. He indicated that he hopes to present final

plans by approximately December 15. Construction time for

the building will be approximately five months.



With regard to the purchase of furniture for the Noble H.

Getchell Library, which has been a matter of disagreement

between the State Purchasing Department and the Board of

Regents, Dr. Armstrong reported that Mr. Francis Brooks,

Director of the State Purchasing Department, by letter of

September 11 indicated that he wished to attend the next

meeting of the Board of Regents to discuss in detail the

Finding of Facts which he prepared on this matter, and to

discuss other problems that seemed to exist between his

Office and the University. Dr. Armstrong said that he had

extended an invitation to Mr. Brooks to be present for this

purpose at the meeting of the Board of Regents on October

27, 1961. Mr. Rogers reported, however, that recently he

had been informed by Mr. Brooks' Office that Mr. Brooks is

currently out of the State attending a convention and that

he will not be present at the meeting of October 27.



After discussion of the entire matter of the purchase of the

Library furniture, it was voted to recommend that the Board

of Regents approve a statement of clarification, which is

attached to these minutes.



Mr. Rogers reported that two bids have recently been awarded

by the State Planning Board (1) to Brunzell Construction

Company in the amount of $633,495 for construction of the

Women's Dormitory, Reno Campus, and (2) for construction and

installation of utilities, Nevada Southern Campus, to Ets-

Hakin and Galvan in the total amount of $35,621.50.



He also reported that bids for replacement and extension of

heating lines in the quadrangle, University of Nevada, Reno

Campus, were recently opened. After discussion, by motion,

which was approved, the Committee recommended that the base

bid of John F. Kuenzli of $339,200 plus alternate C in the

amount of $16,666, being the low bid, be accepted by the

State Planning Board.



The meeting adjourned at 10:30 P.M.



Charles J. Armstrong

Acting Secretary



STATEMENT OF THE BOARD OF REGENTS CONCERNING THE AWARD OF

CONTRACTS FOR FURNISHINGS OF THE NOBLE H. GETCHELL LIBRARY,

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA



The purpose of this statement is to clarify the position of

the Board of Regents of the University of Nevada in the dis-

puted awarding of contracts for furnishings of the Noble H.

Getchell Library building on the Reno Campus.



Through an unfortunate distortion of the facts surrounding

this disagreement between the Board of Regents and the State

Purchaisng Department, the University of Nevada has been

cast in an unfair light. This is unjustified in that the

members of this Board have based their stand upon careful

and lengthy deliberation of what they believe to be in the

best interests of the University and the State of Nevada.



The Board of Regents' position is based upon the following:



(1) There has not been proper coordination between the

State Purchasing Department and the University of

Nevada. Specifications for furnishings prepared by

the University Engineer in consultation with members

of the using Library staff were rewritten by the State

Purchasing Department without mutual discussion or at-

tempt at agreement. In fact, the University was not

extended the courtesy of seeing the revised specifica-

tions until bids had already been advertised, and then

only upon request. As a working precedent, it would

seem fundamental that there be closer liaison between

the State Purchasing Department and any using agency.



(2) There has been public distortion with regard to the

scope of the University's protest of the furnishing

contracts awarded. In the public eye, the issue seems

to have resolved down to the single item of so-called

HIGH-PRICED CHAIRS. As a matter of act, only 27 such

chairs are involved, and the line recommended by the

Regents for purchase, which would cost approximately

$50 more for each chair, would thus involve a total

increase of cost of only $1350 in a total furniture

purchase of $253,695.65. The chairs represent only a

small proportion of the total of wood shelving, tech-

nical wood furniture, lounge furniture, tables, etc.,

which the University has challenged.



(3) All lines of furniture recommended by the Regents

came to a total well under the funds appropriated by

the Legislature and approved by the State Planning

Board for this purpose.



(4) The Board of Regents has already established its pro-

test with the Governor to the effect that it does not

believe the contracts as awarded meet the specifica-

tions of the bids, and with the cooperation of the

Governor, this matter is now under consideration. In

a recent meeting with Governor Sawyer, where represen-

tatives of the Board of Regents and of the University,

and the State Purchasing Agent, Mr. Brooks, were pres-

ent, it was agreed that Mr. Brooks would send letters

to each contracting supplier requesting them to pro-

vide samples of each item for inspection by represen-

tatives of the University and by an impartial furni-

ture expert. It was further agreed that Mr. Brooks

would send copies of such letters to all members of

the Board of Regents. We are still awaiting such

action by Mr. Brooks after four weeks.



The Board of Regents also protests the criteria for selec-

tion of some of the awarded lines of furnishings. The

State Purchaisng Agent has made a number of statements

about savings to the taxpayers. These statements refer

only to initial costs, ignoring the matter of durability

in use. This Board questions whether there will be savings

at all over the long run, and believes that the taxpayers'

interests are vitally affected in this respect also. The

University's own experience with these lines has been en-

tirely unsatisfactory.



For example, the awarded line for wood furniture has been

in use in another University building for only a few years,

and it is already yellowing and splitting. Another award

was made to a furnishing line which does not include the

specified tables in its standard stock, and the University

is reluctant to serve as guinea pig for such a special run

when adequate standard brands of tables are already in man-

ufacture and immediately available. Still another line

awarded by the State Purchasing Department calls for what

the University considers to be spindly furniture with doubt-

ful long-term durability. In contrast, some of the furnish-

ing lines recommended by the University have been in con-

stant and satisfactory use on this Campus for approximately

thirty years.



Finally, the bids as awarded call for a conglomerate col-

lection of furnishings in the Library, which from the point

of view of basic harmony is esthetically unpleasant. This

is rather like filling a new house with needlessly mis-

matched furniture.



a) Regarding the freeway, Mr. Porter stated that he had

learned from the Governor that the Seventh Street route

is subject to some change, and it may be possible to

work with Mr. Otis Wright, State Highway Engineer, to

have it avoid the University Experimental Farm. He

suggested that a meeting be arranged by the Regents'

Building Committee with the State Highway Engineer be-

fore final routing has been determined.



b) Regarding plans for remodeling of Clark Library build-

ing, Dr. Anderson recommended approval by the Board of

Regents with certain minor changes as approved by the

Building Committee.



Motion by Mr. Broadbent, seconded by Mr. Arnold, car-

ried unanimously that the final plans be approved with

changes as discussed in the minutes of the Regents'

Building Committee.



c) As recommended by the Regents' Building Committee, no

action was taken on the offer of Mr. Hyman Werner to

sell his property at 826 North Center Street to the

University, in absence of available funds at this time.



d) Regarding the building on the Nevada Southern Campus

for the U. S. Public Health Service, Radiological

Laboratory --



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

ried unanimously that the Regents approve the recom-

mendation of the Building Committee for the location

of the proposed buildings, with long-term leases to

the Federal government, the buildings to be constructed

by the Federal government at its own expense.



e) Regarding replacement and extension of heat lines on

the Reno Campus, Dr. Anderson discussed and recommended

approval of the bid as approved by the Building Commit-

tee.



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

unanimously that the bid of John F. Kuenzli be accepted

by the State Planning Board in the amount of $339,200,

plus alternate C in the amount of $16,666.



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

unanimously that the minutes of the meeting of the Regents'

Building Committee held on October 25, 1961 be accepted.



17. Progress Report Building Program



Mr. Rogers read the report from the State Planning Board on

University Projects and discussed certain items as follows:



a) Capurro property, Reno Campus, has been acquired and the

recorded deed transmitted to the University Engineer.



b) Regarding the Weller property, Reno Campus, the Attorney

General has been requested to start immediate condemna-

tion proceedings.



c) Architectural negotiations for design of the Social

Sciences building, Reno Campus, have been deferred until

a later date to correlate the design with the availabil-

ity of construction funds.



d) Ferris and Erskine are completing preliminary plans for

construction of addition to the Student Union building

and Student Health Services, Reno Campus, and have

scheduled their submission for review and approval prior

to November 10, 1961.



e) Final drawings for remodeling of Clark Library building

have been checked and returned to the architect for

correction.



f) Regarding the structural survey of Morrill Hall, Mr.

Lamberti has requested that he be relieved of his con-

tract obligations due to previous commitments. Mr.

Rogers recommended that the Regents take action to

authorize the Planning Board to relieve Mr. Lamberti

and to seek the services of Wallace J. Rabenstine, one

of the two persons suggested by the Planning Board.



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

unanimously that the Planning Board be so notified.



g) Action on design of Men's and Women's Dormitories, Reno

Campus, 1961, is pending instructions from the Univer-

sity.



h) Negotiations for advance planning of Physical Science

building, Reno Campus, are pending confirmation of sel-

ection of the architect by the University.



i) Final plans for the fire alarm system, Reno Campus, have

been checked and returned to the University Engineer for

appropriate action.



j) The Science and Technology building, Las Vegas Campus,

has been completed. Notice of completion will be pub-

lished prior to November 1, 1961. Laboratory furniture

has not yet been delivered.



k) The Planning Board has awarded a contract to Ets-Hokin

and Galvan, Inc., of Las Vegas, for construction and

installation of utilities on the Las Vegas Campus in the

amount of $35,621.50, including two alternates.



l) Design decisions for construction of outside courts and

landscaping, Las Vegas Campus, are pending land acquisi-

tion study. Mr. Grant reported that two local apprais-

ers have offered their services gratis and have been

given maps for study and determination as to the equiv-

alent amount which should be exchanged for property on

Flamingo Road.



m) Library building site work, Las Vegas Campus, is approx-

imately one-half completed.



n) Regarding the Library building, Reno Campus, the con-

tractor estimates that the completion date will be

November 22, 1961.



o) Progress of the Engineering building, Reno, is on

schedule.



p) Electrical panels, pumps, compressor and fresh-air unit

have been checked in the Central Heat Plant Project.

Boilers will be checked starting October 23, 1961.

Boiler will be in operation October 27 and clean-up of

the building will be completed by November 10, 1961.



q) Work is progressing normally on Master Plans and models

for both Campuses. Lack of boundary survey has hinder-

ed the work, according to Skidmore, Owings and Merrill.



r) The Planning Board has agreed to award a contract for

the construction of the Women's Dormitory to Brunzell

Construction Company, Reno, in the amount of $633,495

as the base bid with a deductive change order in the

amount of $66,985 to remove all built-in furniture.

The agreement is being processed for execution.



s) Bids were opened on October 24, 1961 for replacement

and extension of heating lines in the quadrangle, Reno

Campus. John Kuenzli of Reno was low bidder (see item

16 e, Regents' minutes this meeting).



t) A contract has been awarded to d'Autremont-Helms and

Associates for the connection and rehabilitation of the

Dining Hall and Jot Travis Heating System and the con-

nection of this work, and the planned addition to the

high temperature hot water system.



Mr. Rogers reported that pick-up items on the HHFA projects

such as, Dining Hall, Men's Dormitory and Married Housing

Units, have been completed.



The Dairy Farm building is substantially complete and will

be ready for final inspection as soon as certain small

items have been corrected.



18. Library Furniture



Referring to minutes of Regents' Building Committee, Dr.

Anderson read a proposed statement (attached to minutes).



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

unanimously that the statement be forwarded to Mr. Brooks,

State Purchasing Director, to the Governor, and given to the

Press.



19. Actions of the Academic Committee and/or the University

Council



President Armstrong recommended approval of the following

items, all of which had been referred to the Regents by the

Academic Committee:



a) New Definition of "I" Mark - The "I" is a neutral mark

or symbol, not a grade, which is given when a student

has been performing satisfactory work but for a reason

beyond his control has been unable to complete the re-

quired work for the course during the semester or term.

An instructor giving an "I" must state the reason for

giving it, must set forth on the final grade report the

work to be done to complete the course, must indicate

the standing of the student in the course at the time

the "I" is assigned and procure the approval of the

instructor's Department Chairman and Dean.



NOTE: The incomplete is not computed in

scholastic averages.



The incomplete is made up when the instructor has filed

with the Chairman of the Department and the Office of

the Registrar a written statement certifying to the

completion of the course and assigning a grade to it.



b) Discontinuance of "E" Grade - Regarding the mark of "E"

which is also a conditional entry to the permanent re-

cord and for which a $5 fee is charged for removal.

Motion by Dean Holstine, seconded by Dean Carlson, car-

ried unanimously that the mark of "E" be discontinued.



c) Requirements for Admission to Graduate Study - Motion

by Dean O'Brien, seconded by Dean Weems, carried unani-

mously that a minimum grade point record on the under-

graduate work of 2.5, or its equivalent, or, failing

this, a satisfactory score as determined by the Graduate

Committee in consultation with the Department concerned,

on Graduate Record Examination (Aptitude and Advanced),

be set as a requirement for admission to graduate stand-

ing.



d) Proposed Change of Scholarship Requirements for College

of Education Graduates - The faculty members of the

College of Education have approved the following state-

ment for scholarship requirements for students planning

to be graduated from the College of Education, beginning

with their enrollment September 1, 1962:



"In order to be graduated, every student shall have an

average of 2.3 grade points for each credit for which

he has been registered and counted toward meeting the

major teaching field requirements, including all

courses repeated."



e) Proposed Pre-Physical Therapy Curriculum - The Univer-

sity will confer the degree of Bachelor of Arts or

Bachelor of Science upon any student of high rank who,

after completing three years, including the following

requirements, shall enter a School of Physical Therapy

accredited by the American Medical Association and

shall complete successfully the 12 or 18 months certi-

fication program of that school. In order to receive

the degree in this fasion, the student must present

signed certification from the Administration of the

School of Physical Therapy, which includes a statement

of the courses taken, grades achieved, and a recommenda-

tion that the degree be granted.



Since several Schools of Physical Therapy require a

Bachelor's Degree, a student may wish to remain at

Nevada and complete the requirements for a Bachelor's

Degree with a field of concentration in Physical Educa-

tion or in one of the Biological or Physical Sciences,

or with a standard field of concentration.



P. E. 100 (4 credits), 290, 452, 451 (9 credits)

English 101, 102 (6 credits)

Military 101, 102, 201, 202 (4 credits)

Chemistry 101, 142 (8 credits)

Math 101, 102, or 107 (3 or 4 credits)

Physics 151, 152 (6 credits)

P. S. 201, 202 (2 credits)

Psychology 101, 231, 233 (7 credits)

Sociology 101 (3 credits)

Zoology 103, 223, 224, 226 (9 credits)

Health Education 215, 291 (3 credits)

Humanities (6 credits)

Language (0-16 credits)

Electives (9-30 credits)



For a total of 96 credits



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

unanimously that the above recommendations be approved.



20. Bid Opening



A meeting to open bids was held in room 205, Morrill Hall,

at 2:00 P.M., on Monday, October 16, 1961. Present were

Assistant Business Manager Hattori, and Assistant Engineer

Whalen. Bid notice had duly appeared in local papers for

SALE OF KEWANEE 588 BOILER.



One bid was received, and was opened by Mr. Hattori, as

follows:



Woodland By-Products Company, accompanied by cashiers

check in the amount of $255. $5,100



It is recommended that the bid of Woodland By-Products

Company, in the amount of $5,100 be accepted, and that the

boiler be sold to this firm. This bid is, in my opinion,

a fair price for the boiler.



Respectfully submitted,

/s/ James D. Rogers

University Engineer



Approved: /s/ Neil D. Humphrey, Business Manager

/s/ Charles J. Armstrong, President



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

unanimously that the Board ratify the acceptance of the bid.



21. Extra-Curricular Activity Scholarship Program, Nevada

Southern



President Armstrong read a proposal forwarded by Dean

Carlson regarding an extra-curricular activity scholarship

program for Nevada Southern. He explained that it is the

intent to include such activities for awards as Band, Choir,

Drama, Athletics, Student Government, etc. At the present

time, however, the program at Nevada Southern does not in-

clude all of these activities, and it is possible that until

it does, most awards would go to athletes. The amount and

number of such awards would be in relation to the amount of

money available from gifts for the purpose. President

Armstrong recommended approval.



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

unanimously that the proposal be approved, pending review

by appropriate persons.



22. Civil Defense



President Armstrong reported for the information of the

Board. For some time the Administration of the University

has been studying ways of cooperating with other State

agencies in disaster planning under Civil Defense with the

view of developing a plan for the function of the Univer-

sity in case of attack or other disaster. Further report

and recommendation will be presented to the Regents at a

later date.



23. Budget for 1962-63



President Armstrong reported that the Deans are now assem-

bling their budgets for review and interview by the Presi-

dent. The budgets will be ready for consideration by the

Regents the first week in January. He further stated that

the University must be in a position to start filling new

positions which have been authorized by that time. The

budget preparation will not include detailed salary recom-

mendations for existing professional positions but will

provide lump sums. Dr. Armstrong suggested that individual

salaries be reviewed by the Salary Committee of the Board

and acted upon by the Regents at a later meeting.



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

unanimously that the budget presentation plan as outlined

by the President be followed and that the next meeting be

set for Saturday, January 6, 1962 in Las Vegas.



24. Life Science Wing



President Armstrong asked that the Building Committee of

the Regents be given authority to approve final negotiating

on the contract for the Life Science Wing in order to avoid

any unnecessary delay.



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

unanimously that the Building Committee of the Regents be

given authority to approve final negotiations in regard

to the Life Science Wing.



25. Code and Salary Committee



Mr. Crumley, Chairman, reported on the meeting held in the

President's Office starting at 8:00 A.M. on this date with

all members of the Committee present. The Committee had

previously approved the revised University Code, which in

turn was to be submitted to the University faculty for vote

and then to be acted upon by the entire Board of Regents.

In the meantime, two proposed amendments had been submitted

to the Regents' Committee and were considered at this

morning's meeting as follows:



a) From the Faculty Code Committee, in response to request

of the University Faculty at a meeting on April 13,

1961, a recommendation to include in the Code the fol-

lowing statement: "The Department Faculty, consisting

of all full time teaching and research staff members

within the Department, shall be responsible for draw-

ing up rules and by-laws to govern the Department. The

rules and by-laws shall be in force provisionally when

they are approved by the Dean of the College and shall

be fully in force when approved by the President. Any

rules or by-laws developed to govern the operations of

a Department shall not conflict in any way with other

provisions as contained in the Code." (To be added to

Chapter I, Section VII, Department Chairman, as #2.)



The Regents' Code and Salaries Committee approved the

amendment.



b) From the Faculty Salary Committee, in response to a

discussion and vote in the University Faculty meeting

on April 13, 1961, in which a motion was made that the

Code provide that individual Evaluation Reports be shown

to the person evaluated (motion was lost, 29 for, 32

against; but the closeness of the vote led the President

to refer the matter back to the Committee and the Uni-

versity Council), a recommendation that when the Code is

submitted to the University Faculty for mail ballot, it

should allow (1) a vote on the document as it now stands

(which would mean, of course, that the faculty member

would not see his Evaluation Report) and (2) the alter-

native, a vote on the document to include an amendment

that the faculty member shall see his Evaluation Report.



The Regents' Code and Salaries Committee disapproved the

portion of the amendment that the individual shall see

his Evaluation Report, and substituted the provision

that the Report shall be discussed in general by the

Department Chairman with the person being evaluated and

he shall be told whether or not he is being recommended

for promotion and/or increase in salary with reasons

therefor.



Motion by Mr. Germain, seconded by Mrs. Magee, carried

unanimously that the action taken by the Code and Salaries

Committee of the Regents (above) be approved.



26. John C. Kinnear, Jr.



Mr. Broadbent reported for the information of the Board that

Mr. Kinnear, who has served as Chairman of the Citizens'

Advisory Committee for the Mackay School of Mines and who

has in other ways contributed to the University, has now

been made General Manager of Kennecott Copper Company's

Western Division and will be moving from the Ely area to

Salt Lake City. Mr. Broadbent proposed that, in view of

his service to the University, it would be appropriate for

the Board to congratulate him.



Motion by Dr. Lombardi, seconded by Dr. Anderson, carried

unanimously that a message be sent to Mr. Kinnear on behalf

of the Board of Regents congratulating him and extending

good wishes.



27. Charles Hendel Letter



Dr. Anderson, as well as other Regents, had received from

Mr. Charles Hendel, former Assemblyman, a letter enclosing

a newspaper clipping regarding proposals that reclamation of

water and diversion of water from flood areas to practical

usage be given careful study. Dr. Anderson suggested that

the Regents take note of the correspondence from Mr. Hendel.

Chairman Grant thanked Dr. Anderson and ordered that the

correspondence be left with President Armstrong for forward-

ing to Professor Mordy. He asked the Secretary to send a

note of acknowledgment to Mr. Hendel.



28. International Student Program



Dr. Anderson, Chairman of the Committee, reported that three

meetings had been held to date, and reported as follows:



BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA'S

PLANS FOR AN INTERNATIONAL STUDENT PROGRAM



By action of the Board of Regents at its last meeting, a

committee made up of Regents, faculty and students was auth-

orized to study ways in which the University of Nevada could

expand the scope of its Foreign Students Program.



After investigation of the merits and past history of such

programs, the committee adopted the following statement of

purpose:



"Bearing in Mind:



That one of the most powerful forces for peace and

understanding in our time has been the mutual exchange

of students between nations;



And that the University of Nevada's contribution to

this national effort has not grown at the same rate as

other American Universities;



IT IS THE AIM OF THIS COMMITTEE TO FOSTER AN EXPANDED

PROGRAM OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENT EXCHANGE AT THE UNI-

VERSITY OF NEVADA, SO AS TO FULFILL OUR OBLIGATION OF

ASSISTANCE TO THE NATION IN ITS EFFORTS TOWARDS WORLD

PEACE, TO BROADEN AND ENRICH THE UNDERSTANDING OF OUR

STUDENTS FOR THE TRADITIONS AND CULTURE OF THE WORLD'S

PEOPLES, AND TO OFFER OUR EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES TO THE

STUDENTS OF OTHER LANDS IN THE BASIC CAUSE OF HUMANITY

AND PROGRESS."



The committee recommended that the University seek profes-

sional advice in developing its program, through member-

ship in the National Association of Foreign Student Advisors

and by consultation with major Universities that have long-

established programs. As to the problem of admission re-

quirements, the committee urged that the University make

use of Federal agencies trained in screening of applicants.

It also drafted admission proposals containing such require-

ments as above-average scholastic ability, fluency in the

English language and financial responsibility.



For housing of international students, the committee said

that the University should make a study of off-campus fa-

cilities, limited dormitory housing, and the possibility

of fraternity and sorority sponsoring of one or more stu-

dents, keeping in mind that its first obligation is to

Nevada students.



Some financial aid to deserving international students

could be made possible through such means as scholarships,

fellowships, loan funds, tuition waivers, and graduate

assistantships, the committee said. Federal and University

sources of aid should be explored.



Other recommendations included study of possibility of join-

ing Exchange Programs under the Fulbright-Hays Act; partici-

pation in the Mutual Cultural Exchange Act of 1961; special

classes for improving English ability of international stu-

dents, registration assistance by faculty and students, and

social activities on and off Campus.



For administration of the program, the committee recommended

that next year, the University should provide for part-time

person to serve as International Student Advisor. The pos-

ition would eventually become full-time, as need is demon-

strated.



The Collegiate Council of the United Nations, composed of

University of Nevada students headed by Miss Cecilia Molini

and Mr. Samuel Vaughn is cooperating enthusiastically in

giving the international students a favorable impression of

American University and family life.



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

unanimously that the report be accepted.



29. Educational Planning Committee



Dr. Young reported on a Las Vegas meeting of a portion of

the Educational Planning Committee being held, and from

which he returned for the Regents' meeting. The Reno group

met with various segments of the Las Vegas Campus and are

now meeting with Division Chairmen and with faculty groups

on Master Planning. Dr. Young reported that the competence

and enthusiasm of the faculty at Nevada Southern were of

pleasing amazement to the members of the Committee. As a

result of these two-day meetings, the Educational Planning

Committee will later present recommendations regarding

Nevada Southern for consideration of the Board of Regents.



The Board adjourned at 12:20 P.M. to have luncheon in the Dining

Commons with the State Planning Board, which also was meeting on

the Campus this date, and then went into executive session.



The next meeting will be held on Saturday, January 6, 1962 in

Las Vegas.



A. C. Grant

Chairman



Alice Terry

Secretary

10-27-1961