12/19/1964

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
December 19-20, 1964








12-19-1964

Pages 233-268



UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA

BOARD OF REGENTS

December 19, 1964



The Board of Regents met in the President's Office, Clark Admin-

istration building, Reno Campus, on Saturday, December 19, 1964.

Present: Regents Anderson, Davis, Germain, Grant, Hug, Lombardi

and White, with Regent Jacobsen entering the meeting at 9:30

A.M. and Regent Magee entering at 10:05 A.M. Also present were

President Armstrong, Vice President Humphrey, Engineer Rogers,

and Mr. Walsh, Deputy Attorney General, as Legal Adviser. Mem-

bers of the Press were Mrs. Glendon, Mr. Laxalt, Miss Miller,

Mr. Stall and Mr. Wilson.



The meeting was called to order by Chairman Grant at 9:15 A.M.



1. Minutes of Previous Meeting



Upon motion by Dr. Lombardi, seconded by Dr. Anderson, and

unanimous vote, the minutes of the meeting of October 23,

1964 were approved.



2. Approval of Check Registers



President Armstrong recommended that the Check Registers,

as submitted by Mr. Humphrey, be adopted.



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

unanimously by roll call vote that the Check Registers

be approved.



3. Transfer of Funds



President Armstrong recommended the approval of the follow-

ing request:



The W. E. Travis Grant (1-91-3006) has an unencumbered cash

balance of $23,077.52. Of this amount $4,399.86 is obligat-

ed to finish those projects authorized by the Board of

Regents April 25, 1964. On that date $7,700.00 was author-

ized for the Union to:



1. Complete the public address system $1,000

2. Build planters at the two east entrances 1,200

3. Art work on east front 2,000

4. Carpet main lounge area 2,500

5. Plant large trees and shrubs west of patio 1,000

Total $7,700



To finish the above projects the $4,399.86 (plus $2500 en-

cumbered) should be held in 1-91-3006. I wish to recommend

that:



1. An additional $770.65 be authorized from this

account to add to the $1,370.35 available in the

construction fund (held by State Planning Board)

to install a new exhaust system in the Snack Bar

of the Union; and



2. The remaining balance of $17,907.01 be transferred

to a W. E. Travis Grant fund in fund group 51 and

held for further allocation by the Board of Regents.



Motion by Mr. Hug, seconded by Mr. Germain, carried unani-

mously that the above request be approved.



President Armstrong reported the following transfer of less

than $2000 from Contingency Reserve:



#120 $919 to Office of Vice President-Finance. Wages ac-

count underbudgeted to meet needs of Vice President-

Finance, Accounting Office, Buyer's Office, Personnel

and Payroll and Nevada Southern Business Office.



President Armstrong recommended approval of the following

transfers from Contingency Reserve of $2000 or more:



#118 $2000 to Audio-Visual Communications, Reno to meet

additional operating expenses.



#124 $4730 to Office of Vice President-Finance to provide

funds for several positions which have been reclassi-

fied since the 1964-65 work program was established.



#129 $4500 to Miscellaneous, N. O. C. to cover overdraft

and meet expenses for balance of 1964-65.



Motion by Mr. Germain, seconded by Mr. Hug, carried unani-

mously that the above fund transfers be approved.



President Armstrong reported the following transfers of less

than $2000 from Contingeny Reserve:



#89 $200 to provide for Graduate Assistant position in

Electrical Engineering.



#91 $300 to provide for discrepancy in Graduate Assistant

position in Bureau of Governmental Research.



#103 $821 to provide for position P-34-59 in Sociology-

Anthropology Department.



#105 $1000 to provide for contract with State Department

of Education for services of Mr. Marean in Physics

Department.



President Armstrong recommended approval of the following

transfers from Contingency Reserve of $2000 or more:



#61 $2230 to cover deficits in various Departments in

Graduate Assistant salary accounts.



Geology-Geography Department $ 600

Metallurgy 200

Mining Department 200

Museum 200

Nevada Bureau of Mines 530

Nevada Mining Analytical Laboratory 500

Total $2,230



#84 $21,630. A total of $40,939 was transferred to the

Contingency Reserve from Nevada Southern Salary

Savings. This makes a part of that saving available

to Nevada Southern for highest priority items on

that Campus, including part-time positions.



Bus. Admin. & Econ. Prof. Salaries $ 1,625

Bus. Admin. & Econ. Wages 500

Humanities & Fine Arts Prof. Salaries 5,925

Humanities & Fine Arts Wages 1,100

Humanities & Fine Arts Operating 500

Humanities & Fine Arts Equipment 1,000

Science & Math. Prof. Salaries 4,580

Science & Math. Wages 1,000

Science & Math. In-State Travel 1,000

Science & Math. Equipment 2,700

Admission, Nevada Southern Wages 1,200

Office of Student Personnel Wages 500

Total $21,630



#91 $3260 to provide for discrepancies in Graduate As-

sistant positions in Department of Biology ($800),

Chemistry ($1690), English ($370), History ($200),

and Mathematics ($200).



#97 $2708 to provide for P-26-17 to become full-time

position in Health, Physical Education and Recreation.



#104 $3318 to provide for P-35-8T in Speech and Drama

Department.



#106 $3000 to provide funds for final payment for Nevada

Educational Television Feasibility Study by Commun-

ications Associates, Inc.



#109 $6250 to Laboratory of Human Development to provide

equivalent of 1/4 of Dr. Donald Pickering's annual

salary at the rate of $25,000. This will enable him

to be full-time for the period January 1 - June 30,

1965.



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

unanimously that the above fund transfers be approved.



4. Resolution Authorizing Sale of Revenue Certificates for

Construction of Nye Hall



President Armstrong recommended that the following reso-

lutions (required by Housing and Home Finance Agency) con-

cerning the sale of revenue certificates for construction

of Nye Hall, as presented by Mr. Humphrey, be adopted:



Motion by Mr. Germain, seconded by Mr. Hug, carried unani-

mously by roll call vote that Resolutions #64-11 and #64-12

and all sub-resolutions attached thereto, be adopted as

follows:



RESOLUTION NO. 64-11



AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE BY THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF

THE UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA OF THE UNIVERSITY'S OBLIGA-

TIONS DESIGNATED AS THE "UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA HOUSING

REVENUE CERTIFICATES OF 1965", IN THE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT

OF $2,400,000.00, FOR THE PURPOSE OF ACQUIRING FOR THE

UNIVERSITY A MEN'S AND WOMEN'S DORMITORY; PROVIDING THE

FORM, TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE CERTIFICATES, THE

MANNER OF THEIR EXECUTION, THE METHOD OF THEIR PAYMENT

AND THE SECURITY THEREFORE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED

TO PROVISIONS FOR CONVERTING A SINGLE CERTIFICATE INTO

CERTIFICATES OF SMALLER DENOMINATIONS; PROVIDING FOR

THE DISPOSITION OF REVENUES DERIVED FROM SAID DORMITORY

FACILITIES AND FROM OTHER FACILITIES OF THE UNIVERSITY

PREVIOUSLY ACQUIRED; PRESCRIBING OTHER DETAILS CONCERN-

ING SAID CERTIFICATES AND SAID FACILITIES, INCLUDING

BUT NOT LIMITED TO COVENANTS AND AGREEMENTS IN CONNEC-

TION THEREWITH; RATIFYING ACTION HERETOFORE TAKEN

TOWARD ACQUIRING SAID DORMITORY FACILITIES AND ISSU-

ING SAID CERTIFICATES; AND REPEALING ALL RESOLUTIONS

IN CONFLICT HEREWITH.



RESOLUTION NO. 64-12



PROVIDING FOR THE PUBLIC SALE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF

NEVADA HOUSING REVENUE CERTIFICATES OF 1965, IN THE

PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF $2,400,000.00; AND PRESCRIBING

DETAILS CONCERNING THE SALE AND THE CERTIFICATES.



The HHFA Resolutions on Nye Hall include a "Notice of Sale"

which requires that a specific date be set for meeting of

the Board; the Regents set January 23, 1965, February 27,

1965 and March 27, 1965. All three meetings are to be

held in Reno.



5. Report of Investment Committee Meeting of October 27, 1964



The following report of the meeting of the Investment Com-

mittee of the Board of Regents was submitted, with Presi-

dent Armstrong's recommendation that it be accepted:



INVESTMENT COMMITTEE OF THE BOARD OF REGENTS

Minutes of Meeting, October 27, 1964



The Committee met at 12:00 noon in the Shore Room, Holiday

Hotel, Reno. Present were Public Members, Mr. Julius Bergen

and Mr. E. L. Cord; Ex-Officio Members, President Charles J.

Armstrong and Vice President-Finance Neil D. Humphrey.

Board of Regents members Dr. Louis Lombardi and Procter

R. Hug, Jr. were absent. Representing the First National

Bank of Nevada were Mr. R. O. Kwapil, Vice President and

Sr. Trust Officer, and Mr. J. C. Troyer, Trust Officer.



A report of Agency 522 as of September 17, 1964, had been

prepared by the bank and distributed prior to the meeting.

The Committee reviewed the general outline of the report,

noting that the composition of the portfolio was 14.2%

U. S. Government bills and bonds, 17% other bonds, 2.5%

real estate and notes, and 66.3% common stocks, and that

the current approximate market value was $3,440,668.



The bank made no recommendations for change in the port-

folio. However, after discussion of the general business

climate the Committee requested the bank to review all

lower coupon and long-term bonds and lower yield common

stocks and make a written recommendation to the Committee

of a total sale of approximately $700,000. It was under-

stood that the bank would seek written concurrence from

the four voting members of the Committee before the sale

of these bonds and stocks and would notify Mr. Humphrey of

the result of the vote. It was further understood that the

proceeds of the sale would be used to purchase U. S. Treas-

ury Bills.



A meeting date was not agreed upon.



Meeting adjourned at 1:30 P.M.



Neil D. Humphrey

Acting Secretary



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

unanimously that the report of the Committee be accepted.



6. Report of the Meeting of the Regents' Ad Hoc Committee on

Research, December 18, 1964



Dr. Anderson discussed briefly the reports presented by

Professor Mordy and Deans Bohmont, Irwin, Scheid and Weems,

regarding the various research projects under their super-

vision. It was the consensus of the Board that these re-

porting periods were very helpful and informative. Dr.

Anderson stated that he believed the Press should be made

aware that rather than making a drain on the appropriations

received from the State, the research programs were bring-

ing in money from foundations and institutes far in excess

of that supplied by the State.



Motion by Mr. Jacobsen, seconded by Mr. Hug, carried unani-

mously that the verbal report of the Ad Hoc Committee on

Research be accepted.



7. Name Change of Citizens' Advisory Committee on Nursing



President Armstrong presented the following excerpt from a

letter dated June 3, 1964:



The Citizens' Advisory Committee to the President

for the Orvis School of Nursing met on Campus, Wednes-

day, May 20, 1964.



It was moved, seconded and carried to recommend to

President Armstrong that the title of the Committee

be changed to Citizens' Advisory Committee to the

President for University Nursing Programs.



President Armstrong pointed out that this Committee was

already serving in an advisory capacity to the new Asso-

ciate of Arts degree program in Nursing at Nevada Southern,

as well as to the Orvis School of Nursing, and recommended

that a formal name change as suggested by the Committee be

adopted.



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

unanimously that President Armstrong's recommendation be

approved.



8. Increase in Student Activity Fee at Nevada Southern



President Armstrong presented the following request from

the President of the Confederated Students of Nevada

Southern forwarded through Dean Carlson:



I am writing to you to request that the Student Activ-

ity Fees for the Spring semester and for the following

semesters be increased to $17. $1 of the increase will

go to our school's Athletic Program. 50 cents from the

other dollar will be used for the support of the Human-

ities and Art Programs on our Campus. The remaining

monies will go into a savings-trust fund which will be

used either for the beginning investment necessary for

a football team or for a student union fund. This fund

will be allowed to build for five years.



President Armstrong added that Dean Carlson, in transmit-

ting the request, had added his endorsement, and President

Armstrong recommended that the student activity fee at

Nevada Southern be increased from $15 to $17 per semester

beginning with the Spring semester 1965, in accordance with

the request from the Nevada Southern student government.



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

unanimously that the above recommendation be approved.



9. Estimative Budgets for Summer School Programs



President Armstrong recommended the adoption of the follow-

ing budgets for Summer School programs as submitted by Mr.

Humphrey:



SUMMER SCHOOL, RENO



1964 1965 1965

Budget Estim. Appr. Est.

REVENUES



Opening Cash Balance 12,406 37,411 37,411

Receipts 99,000 105,000 105,000

Transfers 6,851

Tahoe Music Camp 5,000 5,000

Coaching Clinic (Reno) 7,000 7,000

Total $118,257 $154,411 $154,411



EXPENDITURE SUMMARY



Salaries & Wages 104,068 121,758 121,758

Travel 450 850 600

Operating 9,775 12,725 12,725

Equipment 665 750 750

Reserve for Contingencies 3,299 18,328 18,578

Total $118,257 $154,411 $154,411



SUMMER SCHOOL, NEVADA SOUTHERN



1964 1965 1965

Budget Estim. Appr. Est.

REVENUES



Opening Cash Balance 24,891 20,000 20,000

Receipts 48,000 58,125 58,125

Total $ 72,891 $ 78,125 $ 78,125



EXPENDITURE SUMMARY



Salaries and Wages 51,802 60,375 60,375

Travel 1,200 600 600

Operating 10,569 12,450 12,450

Equipment 4,784 1,200 1,200

Reserve for Contingencies 4,536 3,500 3,500

Total $ 72,891 $ 78,125 $ 78,125



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

unanimously that the Summer School budgets be approved as

submitted.



10. Proposed Salaries for Summer Session Faculty



President Armstrong presented a letter from Dean Kelly which

pointed out that Summer Session salaries had never been con-

sistent with the salary scale adopted by the Board of Re-

gents for the regular academic year faculty. To correct

this inconsistency, Dean Kelly and Mr. Humphrey had develop-

ed the following formula:



Base salary by rank x 75%

------------------------- = Salary per credit

24 credits



The reason for using 75% of the base salary is that we be-

lieve a faculty member during Summer Session is not burdened

with such additional assignments as advisees, Departmental

meetings, College faculty meetings, and committees. The 24

credits is based on an average of 12 credits teaching load

per semester. For visting faculty we would pay the same

salary but would make part of the total salary a "special

staff allowance" (-52) for travel in order to give them

the tax benefit.



Based on that formula, President Armstrong recommended the

following salary schedule for Summer Session faculty:



Base 75% Salary Ret.# Stu.

Rank Salary Base Per Cr. NIC Reqd.



Professor $11,340 $8,505.00 354.38 21.30 25.00

Associate Professor 8,964 6,723.00 280.13 16.80 19.79

Assistant Professor 7,182 5,386.50 224.44 13.47 15.86

Instructor 5,400 4,050.00 168.75 10.13 11.93



Present Salary Proposed Incr. % Incr.



Professor $215 $355 $140 65

Associate Professor 190 280 90 47

Assistant Professor 165 225 60 36

Instructor 150 170 20 13



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

unanimously that the proposed salary schedule be adopted.



11. The Board of Regents adjourned to meet as the State Commis-

sion for the Higher Education Facilities Act of 1963 of the

State of Nevada, and then reconvened to resume their regu-

lar order of business. (See Minutes of Meeting of State

Commission dated 12-19-64.)



12. Title II, Higher Education Facilities Act of 1963



President Armstrong read to the Board the following excerpt

from a letter from Mr. Humphrey:



Title II of the Higher Education Facilities Act of 1963

provides $60 million in fiscal 1965 for matching on a

1/3 grant basis for graduate education facilities in

any academic area except within health related schools

and schools of divinity.



No formal application blank will be used but an "Insti-

tutional Manual" is being prepared with specific guide-

lines for preparing an application.



This manual will be distributed by January 1, 1965. Ap-

plications will be considered in order of receipt but

to be considered for the 1965 money the applications

must be received by April 1, 1965.



President Armstrong pointed out that it was highly desirable

that the University of Nevada be in a position to submit an

application as early as possible and recommended that the

Administration be authorized to make application for a grant

under the provisions of Title II for the Physical Science

building as well as the Social Sciences building.



Motion by Dr. Anderson, seconded by Mr. Hug, carried unani-

mously that the President's recommendation be approved.



13. Proposed Legislative Program



President Armstrong presented the following proposals for

corrective legislation to be submitted to the 1965 Legis-

lature:



Legislative Program, Proposal No. 1



CORRECTIVE LEGISLATION RE: NYE HALL REVENUE CERTIFICATES



Problem:



Chapter 282, Statutes of Nevada 1961, as amended by Chapter

6, Statutes of Nevada 1964, provides authority for the sale

of $2,400,000.00 revenue certificates to acquire land and

construct a Dormitory on the Reno Campus for approximately

560 students.



The intent was that these revenue certificates would be

serviced from the income derived from Dormitory fees and

from the revenue created by these 560 students at the Din-

ing Commons. The Dining Commons revenue is presently pledg-

ed to the University of Nevada Housing Certificates of 1959

but the enabling legislation and authorizing resolution for

that project are "open ended" and anticipate the addition

of other projects.



The existing legislation (i. e., Chapter 282, 1961 as amend-

ed by Chapter 6, 1964) does not provide for the cross pledg-

ing of the Dining Commons revenue to service the revenue

certificates for Nye Hall (to be known as the University

of Nevada Housing Revenue Certificates of 1965). This prob-

lem has not delayed the construction of the Dormitory. The

land was acquired and progress payments made to the archi-

tect with the proceeds of interim financing in anticipation

of the issuance of the revenue certificates.



Suggested Solution:



Enactment of legislation to amend the existing law to pro-

vide authority for the cross-pledging of revenues from the

University of Nevada Housing Project of 1959 to the retire-

ment of the University of Nevada Housing Certificates of

1965.



President Armstrong recommended approval of the proposed

corrective legislation regarding Nye Hall Revenue Certifi-

cates.



Motion by Mr. Jacobsen, seconded by Dr. White, carried

unanimously that the above proposed legislation be approved

and the bill be drafted.



Legislative Program, Proposal No. 2



CLARIFICATION OF TITLE TO UNIVERSITY LANDS



Problem:



Title to property controlled and used by the University of

Nevada is vested in a variety of ways: e. g., University

of Nevada, State of Nevada, Board of Regents, etc. This

presents problems in the full utilization of the property

and complicates applications for federal assistance on

construction projects.



Suggested Solution:



Enactment of legislation which would change the title of

all real property used and controlled by the University of

Nevada (except the 4-H Club Camp property at Lake Tahoe) to

provide that title be vested in the Board of Regents.



Such legislation would not change the present safe-guards

upon sale or lease of property contained in Nevada Revised

Statutes 396.430.



President Armstrong recommended approval in principle of the

proposed corrective legislation regarding Clarification of

Title to University Land and that final action be held until

the bill has been drafted and is available for study.



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

unanimously that the above proposed legislation be approved

in principle.



Legislative Program, Proposal No. 3



PURCHASE OF PROPERTY ADJOINING THE RENO CAMPUS



Problem:



The University has long been concerned with the timely

acquisition of property adjoining both Campuses. The

Master Plan prepared for the State Planning Board by Skid-

more, Owings & Merrill outlined the specific areas which

should eventually be acquired. Since previous attempts to

fund this acquisition by appropriation have been unsuccess-

ful and much of the property is appreciating, the Board of

Regents has explored other ways of acquiring this property.



On April 14, 1964, Attorney General's Opinion No. 124 was

issued declaring that the University had authority to

purchase property with non-appropriated money, could pur-

chase subject to a mortgage if a revenue source was avail-

able to retire that mortgage, but could not borrow money

to purchase property. On May 30, 1964, the Board of Re-

gents approved a plan for acquisition of a limited number

of parcels and instructed the staff to proceed. The area

within the Master Plan limits which was considered of

highest priority on the Reno Campus and authorized for

purchase was defined as follows:



1. The area east of the Campus, bounded by Evans Avenue

from the intersection of Evans Avenue and East Ninth

Street north to the University property presented

leased to the U. S. Navy.



2. The area surrounding the former cemetery, bounded by

North Sierra, Artemisia Way and College Drive.



3. The area immediately north of the former cemetery

property bounded by North Virginia, College Drive,

Hillside Drive and 15th Street.



In attempting to work out the financing it soon became

apparent that either the acquisition would be limited to

one or two parcels a year (due to small amount of non-

appropriated money which could be made available) or that

the cost of financing (by purchasing subject to newly is-

sued mortgages) would be in excess of six percentum per

annum. The Board recognized that acquiring only one or two

parcels per year would not solve the problem and that pay-

ing such high financing costs would not be defensible. The

Board then voted to cease all activity in this area and no

property was acquired.



Suggested Solution:



Enactment of legislation which would authorize the Board

of Regents to:



1. Acquire property within the area defined above using

any non-appropriated unrestricted funds available; and



2. Borrow money from a bank on a line of credit method,

such loan to be repaid from earnings of the property

before it is converted to University use and from such

other non-appropriated unrestricted funds as may be

pledged by the Board of Regents.



The exact method cannot be defined here. It may be that a

small block of the State's general obligation debt limit

could be reserved to back such loans or a method similar to

the issuance of revenue certificates might be devised. The

Legislative Counsel's advice should be secured as to method.

If a plan could be developed and authority secured it would

be possible to proceed on an orderly but limited plan of

acquisition at a rate of interest estimated to be less than

four percentum per annum.



President Armstrong recommended approval in principle of

the proposed corrective legislation regarding Purchase of

Property Adjoining the Reno Campus and that final action

be held until the bill has been drafted and is available

for study.



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

unanimously that the above proposed legislation be approved

in principle.



Legislative Program, Proposal No. 4



CLARIFICATION OF LAW ENFORCEMENT RESPONSIBILITY ON UNIVER-

SITY CAMPUSES



Problem:



Under the general authority of the Board of Regents, the

University Engineer employs four Campus Patrolmen in Reno

and one Patrolman in Las Vegas. The Patrolmen are reserve

members of the Nevada State Police, wear the uniform of

that service, are armed and are in the State Classified

Service. The authority of the Patrolmen on Campus is vague

(except as provided by Nevada Revised Statutes 396.435,

which is limited to traffic regulations) and their legal

ability to function on adjacent streets, even to the extent

of directing traffic leaving a football game, has been chal-

lenged by other law enforcement agencies.



Suggested Solution:



Enactment of legislation similar to Sec. 2350 of the Edu-

cation Code of the State of California, which provides the

following:



Appointment; powers, territorial limits. The Regents

of the University of California are authorized and em-

powered to appoint one or more persons to be members of

the University of California Police Department as such

Police Department is now or may hereafter be constitut-

ed. Persons employed and compensated as members of

said Police Department, when so appointed and duly sworn

are Peace Officers, provided, that such Officers shall

not exercise their powers or authority except (a) upon

the Campuses of the University of California and an

area within one mile of the exterior boundaries of each

thereof, and (b) in or about other grounds or properties

of the University of California. (Added Stats. 1947, c

505, p. 1493 #1).



President Armstrong recommended approval in principal of

the proposed corrective legislation regarding Clarification

of Law Enforcement Responsibility on University Campuses

and that final action be held until the bill has been draft-

ed and is available for study.



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

unanimously that the proposed legislation be approved in

principle.



Legislative Program, Proposal No. 5



SOCIAL SECURITY COVERAGE FOR UNIVERSITY EMPLOYEES



Problem:



Nevada Revised Statutes 287.190 provides that State employ-

ees eligible to participate in the Nevada State Retirement

System may not participate in Federal Old Age and Survivors

Insurance (Social Security). The Nevada State Retirement

Retirement System is an excellent retirement plan for those

who are able to stay the full 20 years and until age 65.

A large percentage of University employees do not remain

long enough to gain a vested interest and, upon leaving,

merely receive their own contribution back without interest

and must start over on Social Security or some other re-

tirement plan.



The vast majority of institutions of higher education have

Social Security coverage; the lack of this benefit here

makes faculty recruiting more difficult and causes some

faculty to leave Nevada at the height of their teaching

career in order to seek Social Security coverage elsewhere.



The University Council polled all University employees to

determine if they wanted Social Security coverage. Of the

490 who responded, 417, or 85%, answered affirmatively. Of

the 417 affirmative responses, 362, or 87%, stated a pref-

erence for Social Security in addition to participation in

the Nevada State Retirement System. The alternative of a

separate retirement plan consisting of Social Security

Coverage plus annuity was favored by only 51 employees.



The estimated addition cost of this benefit for the 1965-67

biennium is $347,000 if all present employees elect Social

Security coverage. This is not presently included in the

proposed budget.



Suggested Solution:



1. Enactment of legislation amending N. R. S. 287.190 to

bring University of Nevada employees to participate

in both the Nevada State Retirement System and Social

Security.



2. Amendment of the University of Nevada budget request

for 1965-67 by addition of $347,000 to pay anticipated

Social Security premiums.



President Armstrong pointed out that this proposal, as writ-

ten, appears to be impractical. The cost is substantial and

it would place the University in a position of requesting

a benefit for University employees that is not and would not

be available to other public employees. President Armstrong

recommended that as an alternative, a proposal be drafted

which would integrate the two systems (Social Security and

Nevada State Retirement System).



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

unanimously that President Armstrong's recommendation be

approved and that a bill be drafted which would integrate

OASI with the State Retirement System.



Legislative Program, Proposal No. 6



VESTING OF NEVADA STATE RETIREMENT SYSTEM BENEFITS AFTER

15 YEARS



Problem:



The Nevada State Retirement Act provides than an employee

who leaves State employment prior to reaching retirement

age may not have a vested interest (the right to leave his

contribution within the fund and receive his pro-rated re-

tirement benefits upon reaching retirement age) unless he

has 25 years of service. He may claim only the premium

contribution he had paid, receiving no interest and no bene-

fit of the employer's matching premium. The matching funds

and the interest forfeited by those who leave are being used

to make possible a richer retirement benefit for those who

do not leave State employment. Only a small percentage of

those persons who pay into the fund receive retirement

benefits.



It must be noted that employees who reach retirement age

while still employed by the State may draw a pro-rated

benefit with only ten years service; also it is possible

for an employee to keep his retirement program until he

reaches retirement age by working at least one year in five

for the State.



Suggested Solution:



Enactment of legislation which would make a vested interest

in the Nevada State Retirement System obtainable after 15

years of service.



President Armstrong recommended approval in principle of

the proposed corrective legislation regarding Vesting of

Nevada State Retirement System Benefits after 15 Years and

that final action be held until the bill has been drafted

and is available for study.



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

unanimously that the above proposed legislation be approved

in principle.



President Armstrong introduced a letter from Dr. Richard

Sill, Chairman, Board of Control, George Whittell Forest

and Wildlife Area, which included the recommendations of

the Board of Control for necessary legislation to accomplish

the control needed to develop the Little Valley property

into a leading wildlands research facility. The general

objective of the three pieces of legislation recommended by

the Board of Control is as follows:



Legislative Program, Proposal No. 7



MATTERS RELATING TO GEORGE WHITTELL FOREST AND WILDLIFE

RESEARCH AREA



1. Guarantee to the University the right to regulate access

to its property without fencing in cases where scien-

tific necessity decrees that fencing would or might

interfere with the studies undertaken. Legal posting

the land would in no significant way interfere with

ecological experiments although experimentation should

be possible here too to make modifications from cur-

rently accepted posting laws since the study of the im-

pact of man on his environment may be essential and

effects of various kinds of regulatory posting may need

to be studied.



In order to make this right of control effective, it

should have teeth in it to which the University might

resort if necessary. I suggest that three grades of

teeth be considered: (a) make trespass by stock or

humans without permission or license potentially a

misdemeanor in the event this trespass is in violation

of postings by the University where such trespass

would interfere with experiments in process or pros-

pect; (b) if livestock trespass persists in spite of

postings and warnings by the University or the Attorney

General's office to the owner of said trespassing live-

stock, the University should have the right (perhaps

after five consecutive days of legal advertisement) to

confiscate such persistent trespassing livestock or

other trespassing unmarked estrays; (c) permit the

University the right to make human trespass off es-

tablished roads on the University property to be

identified on a published map by vehicular means a

gross misdemeanor, since fire hazard, erosion and

direct interference with instrumentation and re-

search plots is more likely when man is on a tote-gote

or a 4 x 4 vehicle than if he is on foot or horseback.

The loss of decades of research data and hundreds of

thousands of dollars is potential in this latter case

of trespass and some adequate means of control is

essential.



2. The University should be given the right by special

legislation to purchase and condemn if necessary the

private property on the ridge and eastern slopes of

the ridge west of Little Valley. This land comprises

1009 acres at this time. In addition, there are

several smaller parcels of land of 40 acres or so,

each adjacent to the University property to which the

same right should apply. Legal description will be

furnished the bill drafters when they need it.



If the University could purchase the land owned by the

Catholic Sisters, this would be desirable but is unnec-

essary if the State of Nevada purchases it for the Lake

Tahoe State Park and adequate liaison in planning and

operations is maintained.



3. Right of the University to manipulate the watershed on

its land, current and to be acquired, must be guaran-

teed in some way. However, the historical and legal

rights of the ranchers on Franktown Creek in their

Ophir Creek-Price Lake-Franktown Creek diversion

ditch must be spelled out and protected if these

ranchers can and will continue their operation without

building new facilities or roads and can continue to

use only established roads now in existence on the

University property.



President Armstrong recommended approval in principle of

the proposed corrective legislation regarding George

Whittell Forest and that final action be held until the

bills have been drafted and are available for study.



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

unanimously that the above proposed legislation be approved

in principle.



Legislative Program, Proposal No. 8



GRANTING AN EASEMENT AT 4-H CLUB CAMP, LAKE TAHOE



Problem:



Douglas County Sewer Improvement District No. 1 desires

to acquire a perpetual right-of-way for a beach trunk

sewer line to be constructed over and across the State

4-H Club Camp property. This involves negotiations with

the University Board of Regents and approval by the Legis-

lature.



Status:



Preliminary negotations underway between University of

Nevada and Douglas County Sewer Distrist representatives.

The District is seeking a perpetual right-of-way 30 feet

wide crossing the 4-H property approximately 370 feet

from the meander line of Lake Tahoe.



In exchange for the easement the following matters have been

discussed:



1. Sewer Connection Fees - All fees and costs normally

associated with connecting to the sewer line be waived.

(Does not include engineer inspection fee.)



2. Sewer Service Costs - All service costs and fees charged

for the disposal of sewage from the present facilities

of the camp be waived in perpetuity.



3. Annexation to Sewer District - Property be annexed to

District if advantageous. If not, then in the event

the camp property is ever sold or leased, the property

is to be annexed to the District without being subject-

ed to assessments previously imposed by the District

on participating property owners.



Preliminary negotiations thus far require further clarifi-

cation and agreement.



Legislative bill has not been drafted.



President Armstrong recommended approval in principle of

the proposed corrective legislation regarding Granting an

Easement at 4-H Club Camp, Lake Tahoe and that final action

be held until the bill has been drafted and is available

for study.



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

unanimously that the above proposed legislation be approved

in principle.



Legislative Program, Proposal No. 9



CLARIFICATION OF TITLE TO 4-H CLUB CAMP, LAKE TAHOE



Problem:



An act to establish the State 4-H Camp which provides for

the acquisition and use of property, the conduct of same

and recognizing the camp as part of the Cooperative Exten-

sion worth undertaken by the State of Nevada by acceptance

of the Smith-Lever Act was approved by the State Legislature

on March 27, 1947 (NRS 550). Further, the title of the

property was vested in the State and the management and

supervision under the control of the Board of Regents.



In considering the future development of the camp property,

it was not clear where the responsibility for such devel-

opment resides. Accordingly, an opinion from the Attorney

General states, "...the University may not treat this prop-

erty as University property for the purposes of long-range

development."



The Board of Regents, therefore, agreed that the State

Legislature be requested to determine whether it wishes

the University to proceed with the development of the camp.

If so, then the present law be modified so that the title

is vested in Board of Regents; if not modified, then the

Board of Regents is relieved of the responsibility for

administering the camp.



Any change or modification in the present law is an immedi-

ate cause for alarm by many individuals and organizations

who were instrumental in establishing the camp. There is a

strong fear that the camp property may be sold and monies

from such a sale used for other purposes, or, if not sold,

the property be developed and used in a manner that the

original intent of use be dissipated. Such suspicions and

fears must be considered and respected.



Status:



Working with and through the 4-H Camp Advisory Council, the

need to revise the present law has gained considerable at-

tention throughout the State. Proposed revisions have been

made that will meet the requirement for long-range develop-

ment of the property and allay most fears and suspicions.



The basic revisions are:



1. The property be placed in trust with the Board of Re-

gents.



2. Priority of use of property and facilities be estab-

lished for 4-H youth and other youth of the State.



3. In the event that environmental conditions surrounding

the camp dictate that the camp can no longer serve the

purpose intended, then such property may be sold or

leased and monies received be used only to reestablish

a camp or camps to meet the original intent and purpose

of the present law.



The modifications of the present law are being drafted by

Mr. Russell Mc Donald and will be made available as soon

as possible, probably by December 19.



President Armstrong recommended approval in principle of the

proposed corrective legislation regarding Clarification of

Title to 4-H Club Camp, Lake Tahoe and that final action be

held until the bill has been drafted and is available for

study.



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

unanimously that the above proposed legislation be approved

in principle.



Legislative Program, Proposal No. 10



AMEND THE EFFECTIVE DATE FOR GROUP INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR

PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES



Problem:



Nevada Revised Statutes 287.041-287.049 provides for a group

hospitalization plan for State employees and allows the ex-

penditure of up to $3 per month per employee as the State's

share of the premium. Nevada Revised Statutes 287.045 pro-

vides that any employee "who commences his employment after

July 1, 1963, shall be eligible to participate in such pro-

gram upon the completion of 6 months of full-time employ-

ment."



The six months waiting period was adopted to avoid the ex-

pense of covering probationary classified employees, a group

with extraordinarily high turnover. This provision has,

however, prohibited us from covering new faculty until they

have been here six months. Typically, these faculty are

left without insurance coverage since their previous insur-

ance has lapsed. The group insurance carrier will not

allow addition of these new faculty to the group immediate-

ly upon employment even if the faculty members pay the

entire cost (i. e., State contribution and employee prem-

ium).



Suggested Solution:



Enactment of legislation to amend the existing law to pro-

vide that University of Nevada professional employees with

annual employment contracts are eligible for group insur-

ance participation upon the effective date of their employ-

ment contract.



President Armstrong recommended approval in principle of

the proposed corrective legislation to Amend the Effective

Date for Group Insurance Coverage for Professional Employ-

ees and that final action be held until the bill has been

drafted and is available for study.



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

unanimously that the above proposed legislation be approved

in principle.



President Armstrong recommended that corrective legislation

be drafted to amend the section of NRS which gives the

Southern Regional Division its present name of Nevada

Southern. The name is inadequate in that it does not now

appropriately designate the institution. Mr. Germain com-

mented at this point that he believed that people in Las

Vegas would like to retain the NSU initials, standing either

for Nevada State University or Nevada Southern University.

President Armstrong read to the Board a telegram received

from Nevada Southern's Student Body President, as follows:



Dear President Armstrong:



I have consulted with a number of students concerning

the proposed name change for this branch of the Uni-

versity and have found that the majority of students

favor the name of Nevada Southern University.



If there is difficulty with this name, however, the

name University of Nevada at Las Vegas is much pre-

ferred to the present none.



/s/ William H. Daley

Student Body President



Motion by Mr. Jacobsen, seconded by Mr. Davis, carried

unanimously that tentative legislation be drafted to change

the name of the Las Vegas Campus to Nevada Southern Univer-

sity.



14. Proposed Agreement between State Planning Board and Univer-

sity of Nevada



Dr. Armstrong read to the Board the proposed agreement be-

tween the State Planning Board and the University of Nevada

concerning capital improvement projects, as follows:



PROPOSED DIVISION OF RESPONSIBILITY BETWEEN THE UNIVERSITY

OF NEVADA AND THE STATE PLANNING BOARD ON UNIVERSITY CAPITAL

IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS



PHASE 1. CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMMING



A. Designation of required projects, their description,

justification and priority within the University pro-

gram: University of Nevada responsibility.



B. Budget Estimate: State Planning Board responsibility

with opportunity for review and comment by University

of Nevada.



C. Assigning priority to project within Statewide Program:

State Planning Board responsibility; however, Univer-

sity of Nevada Internal priority will not be violated.



PHASE 2. ADVANCE PLANNING AND DESIGN



A. Budget preparation: State Planning Board responsibility

with opportunity for review and comment by University of

Nevada.



B. Project program: University of Nevada responsibility

with opportunity for review and comment by State Plan-

ning Board and subject to previous step in procedure.



C. Selection of Architects, Engineers and consultants:

Requires approval of both agencies.



D. Architects and Engineers contract: State Planning Board

responsibility.



E. Development of Parti Sketches: University of Nevada

responsibility with State Planning Board having final

approval.



F. Development and approval of preliminary plans: Univer-

sity of Nevada responsibility with State Planning Board

having final approval.



G. Development and approval of final plans and specifi-

cations: University of Nevada responsibility with State

Planning Board having final approval.



H. Contract documents: State Planning Board responsibil-

ity. Special conditions and alternates will be coordin-

ated with University of Nevada.



I. Bidding: State Planning Board responsibility.



J. Addendum (i. e., changes to plans or specifications

before bids received): University of Nevada responsi-

bility with State Planning Board having final approval.



PHASE 3. CONSTRUCTION



A. Contract award: State Planning Board responsibility,

coordinated with University of Nevada.



B. Inspection and testing: State Planning Board responsi-

bility; however, it is understood that University of

Nevada designated representatives can and should review

work in progress. Comments by University of Nevada

representative shall be made in writing to the Manager

of the State Planning Board. The State Planning Board

will exert every effort to strengthen this service.



C. Change orders: The preparation and final execution of

Change Orders shall be the responsibility of the State

Planning Board. Should the University desire a change,

they will request the State Planning Board to furnish

an estimate of the time and cost relevant to such pro-

posal. If the University then requests the State Plan-

ning Board to effect the change, the issuance of the

order shall be the responsibility of the State Planning

Board consistent with the availability of funds.



Corrective Change Orders made necessary by inconsisten-

cies in plans, non-availability of specified materials,

weather conditions and similar circumstances requiring

adjustment to facilitate the progress of the work or

to meet the contract conditions shall be initiated by

the State Planning Board with full information to the

University; provided, however, that Change Orders which

provide for a substitution of material shall be subject

to University approval.



On all Change Order items, the State Planning Board

shall endeavor to obtain the University's concurrence

in such changes prior to authorization. The State

Planning Board further recognizes that occupancy of

the project is essential to the University and will

endeavor to avoid time extensions whenever possible.

The University recognizes that the State Planning

Board under the terms of the contract has an obliga-

tion to the contractor and agrees to act promptly on

all Change Order items submitted to them.



D. Progress payments: State Planning Board responsibility.



E. Final inspection: State Planning Board responsibility

with opportunity for review and comment by the Univer-

sity of Nevada. Copies of the contractor's plans and

specifications used during construction and the in-

spector's marked set of plans and specifications shall

be available at the time of final inspection. "As

built" plans and specifications shall be furnished the

University as soon as practicable.



F. Occupancy of project by University: State Planning

Board responsibility. The State Planning Board recog-

nizes that occupancy at the time stated in the construc-

tion contract (as modified by Change Orders) is usually

of utmost importance to the University and every effort

will be made, including avoiding time extensions when-

ever feasible, to allow occupancy at the stated time.



G. Notice of Completion and final payment: State Planning

Board responsibility.



H. Guarantees shall be executed in the name of the Nevada

State Planning Board. During the guarantee period, the

University as occupant shall notify the State Planning

Board in writing of any determined faulty workmanship

or materials. Upon receipt of such information, the

State Planning Board shall fully investigate the matter

and respond in writing to the University advising the

action taken.



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

unanimously that the agreement be adopted as a policy.



15. Bid Openings



An opening of bids for the Dormitory and Dining Facility

Revenue Certificates had been advertised for 11:00 A.M.

on December 19, 1964. Chairman Grant opened and read the

only bid received:



Project No. CH-Nev-7(DS)

University of Nevada

Reno, Nevada



Board of Regents

University of Nevada

Reno, Nevada



Attention: A. C. Grant, Chairman



Reference is made to the $818,000 University of Nevada Dorm-

itory and Dining Revenue Certificates of 1964, advertised

for sale in "The Bond Buyer".



The Government hereby bids par plus accrued interest at

three and five-eights per centum (3.5/8%) per annum, for

the entire issue, or for any blocks or combinations of

blocks of the Bonds as advertised.



The bid is submitted subject to the provisions of the Loan

Agreement dated February 1, 1964, between the University

and the Government, and in particular to the provisions of

Section 3 thereof.



This the eighth day of December, 1964.



Housing and Home Finance Agency

Community Facilities Administration



By /s/ Paul Emmert

Regional Director

Community Facilities



Motion by Mr. Davis, seconded by Mr. Jacobsen, carried

unanimously by roll call vote that the above bid be

accepted.



16. Report of the Building Committee Meeting of December 18,

1964



Dr. Anderson read and discussed the minutes of the Building

Committee meeting as follows:



The Building Committee of the Board of Regents met in the

Travis Lounge, Jot Travis Student Union building, Reno

Campus, on Friday, December 18, 1964.



Present: Regents Anderson, Davis, Grant, Germain, Hug,

Jacobsen, Lombardi; President Armstrong, Vice President

Humphrey, Engineer Rogers, Dr. Secord, and visitors Hancock,

Brown, Moffitt, Knighton, Vhay and Ferrari.



The meeting was called to order by Chairman Anderson at

4:30 P.M.



1. Petition to Landscape Stadium Area



Persons living in the area of the Stadium, by peti-

tion, urged the Board of Regents to landscape the

Stadium area.



The University Engineer reported that the Regents

have requested in the Capital Improvement Program

1965-67 funds under "Design and Construct Utilities

and Site Development" which would assist in land-

scaping this area.



Mr. Germain moved, seconded by Dr. Lombardi, and

carried, that letters be sent to the signers of the

petition asking their support of the University

Capital Improvement Program.



2. Utilities, Las Vegas Campus



The University Engineer reported the need to have

primary power, gas and sewer utilities extended to

the Dining and Dormitory Project Site and that funds

are available in the Utilities and Site Development

appropriation.



Mr. Germain moved, seconded by Dr. Lombardi, and

carried, that the Planning Board be requested to

accomplish the utilities extensions.



3. B. L. M. Land Withdrawals



The University Engineer reported that he had met with

Bureau of Land Management officials on two occasions.

They had stated that the University could ask that a

hold be placed on government lands in the Las Vegas

area which the University might need in the future.

Justification could be enlarged upon at a later date.



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

that the University Engineer request B. L. M. to place

a hold on all parcels which the University believes

desirable, without waiting for further Board of Regents

action.



4. Social Science Project, Reno Campus



The University Engineer reported that this project had

been delayed since requested and the needs of the var-

ious Departments have grown to the extent that all

cannot be provided for in this project. He stated that

the old Bureau of Mines building must remain to house

Anthropology until additional space can be provided

for the Social Sciences.



Dr. Armstrong reported that each Regent had a copy of

a memo of December 17, 1964, from Dr. Secord, Chairman

of the Ad Hoc Building Committee, noting that the Com-

mittee approved the Preliminary Plans, which memo reads

as follows:



December 17, 1964



To: Dr. Charles J. Armstrong

President



From: Paul F. Secord, Chairman

Social Science Building Committee



On December 17, 1964, the Social Science Building

Committee met and was presented with a revised set

of preliminary plans for the Social Science build-

ing. The revisions were minor, but were designed

to meet objections of several Departments to the

previous plans.



Dr. Secord announced that the grant proposal to

the National Institute of Mental Health for supple-

mental funds amounting to approximately $250,000

had not been approved by the Institute. Mr. Rogers

pointed out that the funds presently allocated are

$65,000 short of the amount needed to construct the

wing containing a lecture room and two classrooms

unless supplemental funds are obtained from some

source. Dr. Secord suggested that the Committee

submit a new and considerably revised proposal to

the National Institute of Mental Health and also

to the National Science Foundation for approximate-

ly the amount needed to construct the wing.



The Committee unanimously approved a motion that

the new preliminary plans be accepted as final, and

that a base bid be obtained for the building with-

out the lecture room, with a supplemental bid to

be obtained for the lecture room. In this way the

main building could be constructed with the funds

available. If additional funds are then obtained

through grant sources or other means, the lecture

room can also be constructed.



President Armstrong recommended the approval of the

plans as recommended by the staff and Faculty Ad Hoc

Committee.



Mr. Hug moved, seconded by Mr. Jacobsen, carried,

that President Armstrong's recommendation be adopted.



5. Physical Education Project, Phase I, Contract 2



Bids for construction of this project were opened

November 10, 1964 by the State Planning Board and all

bids exceeded the funds available. The Attorney Gen-

eral notified the State Planning Board that a contract

could not be negotiated.



Mr. Hancock and Mr. Brown recommended that the project

be rebid with additional alternates as follows:



1. Delete East Toilet Rooms

2. Delete Fencing

3. Delete Grass Area South of Track

4. Delete Asphalt Paving



This would reduce the base to within the $491,000

available. Mr. Brown noted that if the project were

segmented it would be delayed and increase the ex-

pense of the project. Mr. Hancock noted that the

State Planning Board could go back to the Legislature

for additional funds when rebid and all cost known.



Dr. Armstrong recommended that the project be rebid

with additional alternates as discussed.



Moved by Mr. Germain, seconded by Dr. Lombardi, car-

ried, that the project be rebid as recommended with

additional alternates.



Mr. Brown stated that the facility would be minimal

and that additional funds from the Legislature or a

foundation should be secured to build an acceptable

facility.



6. Policy -- Relations between University and Nevada State

Planning Board



Mr. Hancock noted that the State Planning Board approv-

ed the written policy, but did not approve the modi-

fication contained in the cover letter.



President Armstrong noted that the proposal as written

represents progress in clarification of the relation-

ship and recommended approval of the proposal as

approved by the State Planning Board.



Dr. Lombardi moved, seconded by Mr. Hug, carried, that

the proposal be approved.



It was agreed that a joint (i. e., State Planning Board

and Board of Regents) announcement would be made at the

Board of Regents meeting of December 19, 1964.



7. D. R. I. Water Resources Building Final Plans



The University Engineer reported that these plans were

not complete and recommended no action by the Board

at this meeting. Approved by consensus.



8. Radiological Laboratory Project Final Plans, Las Vegas

Campus



Mr. Gerald Moffitt, A. I. A., representing the firm of

Moffitt and Hendricks, reported that the Radiological

Health staff at Las Vegas has the plans under consid-

eration and the Washington, D. C. Health, Education

and Welfare Department staff had reviewed them, with

favorable reaction.



Mr. Moffitt explained the plans for the project and

Dr. Armstrong recommended the approval of them.



Mr. Jacobsen moved, seconded by Mr. Germain, carried,

that the final plans be approved.



9. Dining and Dormitory Project Final Plans, Las Vegas

Campus



Mr. Jack Knighton explained the plans for the project.



The Faculty Ad Hoc Committee has reviewed the plans

and recommended to the President that they be approved.



President Armstrong recommended approval.



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

that the final plans be approved.



10. Renewable Resources Building for Fleischmann College

of Agriculture -- Architect Selection



Dean Bohmont feels and the Engineer's Office concurs

that an architect should be appointed to assist the

University in developing the necessary plans for this

project and since it is located immediately north of

the Agriculture Mechanics Shop building, which was

designed by architect Ray Hellmann, that he be con-

sidered.



Dr. Lombardi moved, seconded by Mr. Germain, that

Mr. Hellmann be designated as the architect for this

project.



11. Boy Scouts of America Request to Use University Road

as Access to the Property South of the Campus at Las

Vegas



President Armstrong read a letter from Mr. Zelvin D.

Lowman, Executive Vice President, Boy Scouts of Amer-

ica, requesting the use of the Las Vegas Campus south

road as a means of access to some property the Scouts

expect to receive.



Regent Grant asked that the widening of the south road

be explored.



President Armstrong recommended that the use of the

University road for access to the property be granted,

but that it be granted only if property is owned and

used by the Boy Scouts of America.



Moved by Dr. Lombardi, seconded by Mr. Hug, carried,

that the President's recommendation be approved.



12. Change of Name of Maryland Parkway to University

Parkway



President Armstrong reported that a petition for such

a change in name of the street had been circulated in

Clark County and that the Board of Regents are request-

ed to support the renaming of the street.



The President recommended that the Board support the

request for name change.



Mr. Hug moved, seconded by Mr. Jacobsen, that the

President's recommendation be adopted.



13. 1080 Mount Rose Street Property Disposal



President Armstrong reported that Mr. Humphrey had re-

ceived two offers for the Mt. Rose property as follows:



1. Mrs. Charlotte Rose's offer for $5000 cash and

acceptance by the University property at 527-529

and 531 Mill Street, Reno, valued by Mrs. Rose at

$65,000. A $1000 check, payable to Title Guaranty

Company, accompanied the offer.



Mr. Humphrey recommended that the offer not be

accepted. We would be in no better position, if

as good, by trading property.



Mr. Jacobsen moved, seconded by Mr. Hug, carried,

that the Mill Street property be appraised.



2. Mr. Humphrey received an offer for $50,000 cash

less $3000 real estate commission and $288 for

title insurance. A $2500 deposit has been made

at Title Guaranty Company. The offer was made by

Erwin E. Wygant and Curma D. Wygant of Winnemucca

through Dale Wilson DBA Tower Realty.



Mr. Humphrey does not recommend acceptance of this

offer.



This offer was not accepted.



Respectfully submitted,



James D. Rogers

University Engineer



Action of the Board:



Item #3 - Recommendation was made that the second paragraph

of Item 3 be changed to read "...which the Uni-

versity Administration believes desirable...".



Further recommendation was made that, although

the area of selection not be restricted to the

Las Vegas area, the University Engineer should

proceed immediately to locate and place holds on

parcels of land first in the Clark County area.



Item #13 - Mr. Jacobsen recommended that action be held on

this item of business until members of the Board

could determine, through a visual inspection,

whether they wished to authorize the expenditure

for an appraisal of the property offered in trade

on Mill Street.



Motion by Mr. Jacobsen, seconded by Mr. Davis, carried

unanimously that the report of the Building Committee be

accepted and that the action of the Committee become the

action of the Board, with the one exception of Item #13.



17. Progress Report - Building Program



Mr. Rogers presented the following report from the State

Planning Board, showing the status of capital improvement

projects of the University of Nevada under the jurisdiction

of the Nevad State Planning Board:



1. University of Nevada, Reno Campus



(a) Construction Projects



1. Installation of Fluid Mechanics Laboratory,

Engineering-Mines Building: Contract complet-

ed.



2. Connection of Laboratory Benches, Engineering-

Mines Building: Contract completed.



3. Physical Education Facilities, Contract I:

Contract substantially complete and the Notice

of Completion has been filed.



4. Physical Education Facilities, Contract II:

A summation of the bids received on November

10, 1964 showed low bidder as A. S. Johnson,

Reno, Nevada with a base bid of $530,800.

The Attorney General's Office has advised the

Nevada State Planning Board that contract

cannot be awarded because the low bid exceeds

the actual available funds of $491,603. At

the present time it appears that the only pos-

sibility of awarding the contract is by ob-

taining a commitment of $39,197 from the Uni-

versity of Nevada and then by deductive change

order eliminating east toilet room and stadium

fencing and proceeding with the accomplishment

of the work as authorized by the Legislature.

Under this procedure the entire amount of the

University's commitment could be returned.

The State Planning Board has unanimously moved

to award a contract on this basis subject to

the approval of the Attorney General's Office

and the commitment of funds from the University

of Nevada. A time extension of the bid guar-

anty has been received from the General Con-

tractor allowing us to defer the award of this

contract until December 24, 1964.



5. Crane and Metal Stairway, Engineering-Mines

Building: Contract in the amount of $3500

to Reno Iron Works.



6. Kitchen Exhaust Duct - Jot Travis: A contract

in the amount of $2141 awarded to Sheet Metal

Products, Inc.



(b) Design Projects



1. Social Science Building: The University staff

is working with the architect on revisions of

the preliminary plans.



2. Physical Science Building: Preliminary plans

have been approved. The State Planning Board

at their December 4th meeting increased their

recommendations to the Governor and the Leg-

islature from $1,955,800 to $3,215,460 for

the construction of the Chemistry-Lecture

Demonstration building and from $1,118,400 to

$2,001,790 for the Physics portion of the

building. The Board noted that these amounts

could be reduced by the use of Federal grants

from the Higher Education Facilities Act and

the National Science Foundation. The Board

moved to defer the award of the contract for

the design of the Chemistry and Lecture Demon-

stration building until the exact amount of

available State and Federal funds can be de-

termined.



3. Dormitory, University of Nevada: Final plans

approved by the State Planning Board subject

to final plan checking.



4. Landscaping, Site Development, Engineering-

Mines Building: Revisions to plans being

prepared by the University staff.



5. Electrical Work - Engineering Building: Final

plans and specifications submitted to the Uni-

versity of Nevada for review. Bids requested

12/3/64 by Planning Board.



2. University of Nevada, Nevada Southern



(a) Construction Projects



1. Social Science Building: 67% complete. Fur-

nishings are being bid from lists submitted

by the University Engineer's Office.



(b) Design Projects



1. Design of Landscaping, Nevada Southern: Uni-

versity staff is preparing a scope of work for

the preparation of plans and specifications

for Campus landscaping to be financed from the

appropriation made by Chapter 458, Statutes

of Nevada, 1959.



2. Land Acquisition Projects: A proposal is being

formulated for review of the Board of Regents

and the State Planning Board to acquire the

remaining privately owned property located in

the acquisition area designated by the 1965

Session of the Legislature. This proposal is

pending receipt of information from one out-

of-state owner.



Mr. Rogers also presented the following status report of

capital improvement projects under University supervision:



A. Construction Projects



1. Air Conditioning, Laboratory for Human Development -

Completed.



2. Installation of Heating Units - Completed.



3. Residence, Southern Nevada Field Laboratory, Logan-

dale, Nevada - Contract offered contractor.



4. Construction of Parking Lots, Las Vegas Campus -

Completed.



5. Water Well, University of Nevada - Bids rejected.



B. Design



1. Plantmix Overlay, Lower Campus, Reno - Design

completed.



2. Chipseal Campus Streets, Reno - Design completed.



3. Evans Walk, Reno - Design completed.



4. Radiological Laboratory Project, Las Vegas Campus -

Final plans ready for submittal to Board of Regents.



5. Dormitory and Dining Hall, Las Vegas Campus - Final

plans ready for submittal to Board of Regents.



6. DRI Water Resources Building - Final plans ready for

submittal to Board of Regents.



7. Renewable Resource Building for Fleischmann College

of Agriculture - Architect to be selected.



18. Informal Progress Report from the Dean of the College of

Education



In answer to an earlier request of the Regents, Dean Cain

came into the meeting to report informally on his plans for

the College of Education. Although his remarks were gen-

eral in nature, he touched on many areas, including stu-

dents, staff, Programs, General Education, Graduate Study

and some of his plans for the future of the College.



19. Educational Television System for the State of Nevada



Dean Kelly came into the meeting to present charts and

figures to more clearly demonstrate the proposed education-

al television network for the State of Nevada. A summary

of the proposed system was submitted as follows:



A SUMMARY OF A PROPOSED SYSTEM OF EDUCATION TELEVISION FOR

NEVADA



An educational television system for both University and

public school use is proposed, consisting of the following

facilities: (a) a broadcast television transmitter in Reno,

Channel 5, to cover the Reno, Carson City and Fallon area,

(b) a broadcast television transmitter in Las Vegas, Chan-

nel 10, to cover the Las Vegas-Mercury area, (c) a two-way

microwave audio-visual to connect the Campuses, and to pro-

vide for spur-development to extend services in the future

to other cities.



These facilities would enable the State to provide class-

room instruction to public schools and would make possible

a high degree of utilization of faculty and laboratory

facilities on the Las Vegas and Reno Campuses, thus de-

creasing the duplication of these resources.



The estimated cost of this proposal necessarily is based on

a number of assumptions, as follows:



(a) It is assumed that the University will purchase

and operate the system.



(b) It is assumed that the microwave repeater sites

already developed by the State will be used at no

charge to the University.



(c) It is assumed that federal funds already authorized

for Nevada will be available ($428,000).



(d) It is assumed that the system would have a minimum

10-year life (federal requirement).



The total equipment cost would amount to $65,000 per year,

and the operational cost would be $209,000 per year. These

figures exclude federal funds available. Accordingly, a

total of $274,000 per year will be needed from the Univer-

sity for a complete educational television system, capable

of providing a wide variety of services to the State. The

initial investment by the University of Nevada for equip-

ment would be $650,021. For a breakdown of the costs, see

the education television feasibility study, pages 57-63.

An additional need that was not included in the study yet

must be considered will be the provision of necessary floor

space on both Campuses to provide for the studio facilities.

Using a conservative figure of $25 per square foot for an

estimated 20,000 square feet needed, gives a total building

cost of $500,000. This would total to $1,000,000 to provide

necessary facilities for both the Reno and Las Vegas Campus-

es.



Dean Kelly presented charts reflecting personnel and salary

requirements, proposed building program for facilities for

transmitters and studios, proposed oeprating budget, etc.

The proposed system would require approximately $600,000

expenditure by the University with $400,000 from the fed-

eral government. It was pointed out that this $1 million

estimated cost would be contingent upon going "piggy back"

with a proposed Statewide radio system.



President Armstrong suggested that a joint proposal (i. e.,

school districts, Highway Department, State Highway Patrol,

etc.) be presented to the State Legislature without nec-

essarily asking for an appropriation.



No action was taken by the Board. However, it was suggested

that the Administration pursue possible joint proposals for

such a communication system for consideration by the Board

at a future meeting.



20. Cost of Instruction Per Adjusted Full Time Equivalent (FTE)

Student



Mr. Humphrey reviewed for the Board their earlier direction

to the Administration to develop better cost of instruction

data. He stated that, subsequent to that time, the Univer-

sity has also received requests for similar data from the

Legislative Counsel Bureau and the State Budget Office.

Dr. Ernest Palola, Director of Institutional Research,

entered the meeting at this point to review the material

previously transmitted to the Board and explain the methods

used to arrive at the figures.



21. Acceptance of Gifts



President Armstrong recommended acceptance of the following

gifts and grants which had been received by the University:



Library, Reno Campus



Miss Mary L. Atsatt, Los Angeles, 14 books, including the

"Joseph" titles by Thomas Mann and a copy of "Leaves of

Grass", illustrated by Lewis C. Daniel.



The Honorable Walter Baring, Washington, D. C. - "1964

Yearbook of the Department of Agriculture: Farmer's World".



Mr. Lucius Beebe, Hillsborough, California - copies of

"When Beauty Rode the Rails", "The Savoy of London", "Nar-

row Gauge Railways" and "Trader Vic's Book of Food and

Drink".



Mr. Allen Belkind, University of Nevada - Xerox copy of

"On the Modern Element in Modern Literature", by Lionel

Trilling.



Bollingen Foundation, New York, New York - copies of "Civ-

ilization in Transition", by C. G. Jung; Plato, "The Dia-

logues, First Period"; "Aesthetics" by Paul Valery, trans-

lated by Ralph Manheim; "The Litany of Re" (Bollingen Ser-

ies XL:4).



Brooklyn College Library, Brooklyn, New York - miscellan-

eous printed matter.



The Honorable Howard Cannon, Washington, D. C. - "1964

Yearbook of the Department of Agriculture: Farmer's World".



Mrs. J. A. Carpenter, Reno - copy of "A Tale of Three

Cities".



Mr. Cyril Clemens, Kirkwood, Missouri - the Winter 1964-65

issue of the "Mark Twain Journal" and a life subscription

to the Journal.



Mrs. E. L. Cord, Reno - 45 volumes, miscellaneous magazines

on aviation and business, and a Parke-Bernet catalog of

English and French furniture.



Professor G. W. Elderkin, Princeton, New Jersey - copies

of four of his own studies, including "The Comparative

Study of Basque and Greek Vocabularies" and "First Three

Temples at Delphi".



Mrs. Irvin Gartner, Reno - several books valued at $20.



Mr. Robert A. Griffin, Reno - copy of "A Bridge for Pass-

ing", by Pearl S. Buck, presented in memory of Mr. Le Roy

B. Johnson.



Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Griffith, Las Vegas - series of 30

books, pamphlets and documents relating to Adolph Sutro

and the Sutro Tunnel.



Mrs. Raymond Hellmann, Reno - Architectural periodicals.



Mr. Gareth Hughes, Woodland Hills, California - Shakespeare

collection and other books, a Welsh Bible, the Fourth Folio

of Shakespeare, and framed leaves of early examples of

printing.



Mr. John Irwin, Sparks - copy of the "Scrap Book of the

Sparks Fire Department", July 1959.



Mr. Herbert Jones, San Jose, California - copy of Dr. Leon

Loofbourow's "Steeples Among the Sage: A Centennial Story

of Nevada's Churches".



Professor D. J. Mac Donald, University of Nevada - copy of

"Introduction to Physical Inorganic Chemistry" by Kenneth

Harvey and Gerald Porter.



Dr. Samuel Ornstein, Reno - copy of "Mental Subnormality"

by Masland, Sarason and Gladwin.



Mrs. Chester Paterson, Reno - Genealogical and other

materials.



Mr. Edward C. Peterson, Carson City - a photograph of the

V & T roundhouse in the 1870's, help in recording recollec-

tions of the railroad and use of the photographic negatives

for printing.



Dr. Ely Pilchik, New York, New York - copy of his book,

"Judaism Outside the Holy Land: The Early Period".



Mrs. Frank Rueckl, Reno - Medical periodicals.



Mrs. Gordon Sampson, Reno - 85 books and other material.



Mr. James Mussatti, Palo Alto, California - 28 memorial

medallions at an estimated value of $300.



Dr. Vernon E. Scheid, Reno - valuable series of scientific

books and journals dealing with the mineral industry and

the earth sciences valued at approximately $1020.50.



Mrs. Adele Waldman, New Rochelle, New York - copy of "My

Enemy, My Brother".



Mrs. Frank Wilson, Reno - miscellaneous books.



Mr. William A. Wolf, South Laguna, California - copy of

"Engineering and Mining Journal", August, 1941, which con-

tains a facsimile of the "American Journal of Mining",

Volume I, Number 1, March 31, 1866.



To the Max C. Fleischmann Matching Book Fund:



Dr. Fred M. Anderson, Reno - $10 in memory of Mr.

C. H. Foo.

Mr. R. E. Armstrong, Reno - $100 to the Mackay School

of Mines Library in memory of Wilfred G. Austin.

Mr. Lucius Beebe, Hillsborough, California - $65.43

Mr. and Mrs. Lucius Bergen, Reno - $100

Mr. Clark Bigler, Reno - $25

Mr. and Mrs. Russel W. Button, Reno - $5 in memory of

Jack D. Tucker's father.

Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Cummings, Reno - $5 in memory of

Mrs. Hazel C. Broberg.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Dressler, Gardnerville - $10 in mem-

ory of Mr. James E. Stead.

Mr. and Mrs. Forrest W. Farmer, Reno - $5 in memory of

Mrs. Hazel Broberg.

Mrs. Lola Farmer, Reno - $10 in memory of Lewis Garneau.

Mrs. Louise O. Fenech, Sacramento - $5

Friends of the Library and the Alumni Association of the

University of Nevada - $5000

Mrs. Portia Griswold, Reno - $100

Mr. Everett L. Harris, Reno - $5000, half to be used for

the College of Business Administration and the other

half for Desert Research Institute.

Dr. and Mrs. James R. Herz, Reno - $10 in memory of

Mrs. A. L. M. Vhay.

Mr. and Mrs. William A. Hirsh, Reno - $15 in memory of

Mrs. A. L. M. Vhay.

Institutional Grants for Science - $5000

Mr. and Mrs. Charlton Laird, Reno - $70 received from

the sale of "Thunder on the River", and an addition-

al $50.

Mrs. Elizabeth W. Macfarlane, Reno - $7.50

Mrs. Chester A. Paterson, Reno - $15 in memory of Ruby

Erikson, Andrew Rice and Robert Fisher.

Pi Beta Phi, Reno Alumnae Club, Reno - $30

Reno Women's Golf Club, Reno - $105 in memory of Mrs.

William Totman.



Library, Las Vegas Campus



Mrs. James J. Hammill, Las Vegas - $100



Women's Democratic Club of Clark County, Las Vegas - $35

donated by Mr. Jake Von Tobel.



Scholarship Payments



Anonymous Donor - $500 to the Reid Gardner Memorial Scholar-

ship Fund.



Cascade Scottish Rite Club, Redding, California - $100



Carson City Business and Professional Women's Club - $200



Mrs. Doris E. Crouse, Yerington - $5 to the Physical Edu-

cation Scholarship.



Elks National Foundation, Boston, Massachusetts - $600



Fremont Hotel, Las Vegas - $500



Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Herz, Reno - $100 to the Theodore

H. Post Memorial Scholarship Fund.



Professor Felton Hickman, Reno - $10 to the Theodore H.

Post Memorial Scholarship Fund.



Kiwanis Club of Las Vegas - $1000



Lincoln County High School PTA, Panaca - $175



Lincoln County High School Student Body, Panaca - $300



National Association of Secondary School Principals - $321

as partial payment of the Betty Crocker Scholarship.



Nevada Future Teachers of America, Lovelock - $200



Nevada Repertoire Club, Reno - $30 to the Theodore H. Post

Memorial Scholarship Fund.



Progressive Mixed Bowling League, Las Vegas - $150 to be

used by a student at Nevada Southern.



W. A. A. I. M. E., Henderson - $100 to the Nevada Southern

Scholarship Fund.



Miscellaneous Gifts



American Society of Oral Surgeons, Chicago, Illinois - $100

to the Nevada Southern Biology Club.



Mr. J. H. Farrell, Lake Tahoe, Nevada - Plane-table outfit

to the Mackay School of Mines.



Friends of Rose de Lima Hospital, Henderson - $1000 to the

Associate of Arts Degree Nursing Program.



Mr. Roland J. Giroux, Reno - 9 photographs of the Giroux

Consolidated Mines Company, Kimberly, Nevada, near the turn

of the century, to the Center for Western North American

Studies.



Mr. S. J. Hall, Las Vegas - deed to NW NE Section 7, Town-

ship 20 south, Range 62 East, which represented the sole

remaining interest in the 41.92 acres.



Dr. T. C. Harper, Reno - complete x-ray unit to the Labor-

atory of Human Development for the purpose of research

anatomy, appraised at approximately $600.



Mr. and Mrs. George Lohse, Reno - an old phonograph and 12

records in memory of Fred and Alma Lohse.



Nevada Centennial Medallion Committee, Reno - an addition-

al Centennial Medallion.



Dr. Richard L. Nielsen, Salt Lake City, Utah - 100 rock and

mineral specimens to the Geology-Geography Department of

the Mackay School of Mines.



Scott Motor Company, Reno - use of a 1965 Opel Station

Wagon for the University Motor Pool.



Service League of Las Vegas - $25 to the Nevada Southern

Art Gallery.



Sunrise Hospital Women's Auxiliary, Las Vegas - the docu-

mentary color film "Idea with a Future", valued at $200,

to the Associate Degree Nurse Education Program.



Dr. Juanita G. White, Boulder City - $150 to the Special

Travel Fund.



Additional Gifts to Library, Reno Campus



Mrs. Penelope B. Rice and Mr. Walter B. Rice, Reno - $500

to the Andrew Carl Rice Memorial Fund.



Mr. and Mrs. Frederick W. Rice, El Paso, Texas - $50 to

the Andrew Carl Rice Memorial Book Fund.



Professor Joseph H. Robertson, Reno - $10



Mrs. Vera G. Sale, Reno - $5



Mrs. Lewis Sharp, Elko - $10 in memory of Mr. Sharp.



Mrs. Nita R. Spangler, Redwood City, California - $200 to

purchase books in the field of Journalism.



Mr. and Mrs. John S. Spencer, Reno - $20 in memory of

Andrew C. Rice and $20 in memory of Walter B. Dye to

purchase "Gentle Wilderness".



Mrs. Eleanor M. Stevens, Reno - $15



United States Bureau of Mines staff, Reno - $60 in memory

of Mr. Andrew C. Rice.



Mrs. Leonard F. Van Inwagen, Oakland, California - $50 in

memory of Mr. Van Inwagen.



Miss Mary H. Westbrook, Reno - $100 to be used to purchase

books in the English field.



Grants



Max C. Fleischmann Foundation of Nevada, Reno - $16,500

toward the 1964-65 operating expenses of the Atmospherium-

Planetarium.



National Science Foundation, Washington, D. C.:



$48,810 to support the "Summer Institute in Mathematics

for Secondary School Teachers" under direction of Dr.

R. N. Tompson.



$24,930 to support the "Conference on Basin and Range

Geology" under the direction of Dr. Joseph Lintz, Jr.



$20,000 for the "Purchase of A Proton Magnetic Reson-

ance Spectrometer", under the direction of Dr. Cyrus

O. Guss.



To the Nevada Southern Concert Series:



Dr. and Mrs. Chester Lockwood, Las Vegas - $25

Dr. and Mrs. Jacobs Orleans, Las Vegas - $10

Mr. William Rothenberg, The University Store, Las Vegas

- $25

Mrs. Marion S. Ruhl, Las Vegas - $25



Center for Western North American Studies



Mrs. Edith V. A. Murphey, Covelo, California - permission

to make microfilm copies of her valuable scrap book on

Nevada Indian Life and her ethnobotanical studies done in

the 1930's; "Round Valley Cookbook"; "Stock Poisoning

Plants" by Mrs. E. V. A. Murphey; 5 maps giving distribu-

tions of various ethnobotanical specimens on Indian Res-

ervations of Nevada; permission to copy 6 sound tapes of

California Indian Songs and music.



Mr. William Z. Park, University of Nevada - minutes of the

meetings of the Pyramid Lake Tribal Council, Nixon, Nevada

from July, 1962 to May, 1964.



Motion by Mr. Davis, seconded by Mr. Jacobsen, carried

unanimously that the gifts be accepted and the Secretary

send appropriate notes of thanks to the donors.



22. Personnel Recommendations



Personnel recommendations were presented by the President,

as follows:



COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE



Appointments as follows:



Margaret Clara Reil as Extension Home Agent, Churchill

County at a salary of $7549 based on twelve months' service,

effective January 1, 1965 (replacement for Agnes Sorenson,

retired).



James Jack Murray as Lecturer in Plant Science for the

period November 1, 1964 to January 31, 1965 - $1375.



Henry Eugene Norton as Lecturer in Forestry at a salary

of $1000 for the Spring semester 1964-65 (replacement for

Norbert Debyle).



Reappointments as follows:



Richard E. Eckert as Adjunct Associate Professor of Plant

Science for the remainder of the academic year 1964-65.



Raymond Evans as Adjunct Associate Professor of Plant

Science for the remainder of the academic year 1964-65.



Ivan Sack as Adjunct Professor of Plant Science for the

remainder of the academic year 1964-65.



Ivan Sack as Lecturer in Forestry at a salary of $1000

for the Spring semester 1964-65.



COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCE



Appointments as follows:



Richard Delmar Burkhart as Assistant Professor of Chemistry

at a salary of $4036 for the Spring semester 1964-65 (re-

placement for James M. Fresco).



Robert Allen Gardner as Principal Investigator under the

United States Public Health Service at a salary of $1600

for the period June 1 to December 31, 1964.



Change in Status as follows:



Walter Van Tilburg Clark from Writer in Residence, Univer-

sity News Service, to Writer in Residence, University News

Service and Lecturer in English at an additional salary of

$1000 for the Spring semester 1964-65.



Extension of Sick Leave:



Dr. Harry Chase, Associate Professor of Political Science,

from November 11, 1964 through January 16, 1965.



DESERT RESEARCH INSTITUTE



Appointments as follows:



Thomas Edward Hoffer as Associate Research Professor of

Atmospheric Physics at a salary of $14,321 based on twelve

months' service, effective December 1, 1964 (new position).



Harold E. Klieforth as Research Associate in Atmospheric

Physics at a salary of $13,252 based on twelve months'

service, effective December 1, 1964 (new position).



Fritz Warmolt Went as Distinguished Professor of Botany

with tenure at a salary of $22,000 based on twelve months'

service, effective February 1, 1965.



Dr. Went was unanimously recommended by a group of dis-

tinguished Biologists who met in Las Vegas last Summer

to advise the University on the development of an expanded

program of Desert Biology.



GENERAL UNIVERSITY EXTENSION



Appointments as follows:



Duane Glanzmann as Instructor in Mathematics for the period

October 5, 1964 to January 26, 1965 - $200 (Al Tahoe).



Wayne S. Martin as Instructor in Education for the period

October 6, 1964 to January 26, 1965 - $450 (Hawthorne).



John Norseth as Laboratory Assistant, IBM class for the

period November 9 to December 9, 1964 - $160 (Technical

Education, Reno).



James B. Rasmussen as Instructor in Electronics Circuits

and Systems for the period October 12, 1964 to February

10, 1965 - $300 (Technical Education, Ely).



Herbert R. Steffens as Instructor in Mathematics for the

period October 5, 1964 to January 26, 1965 - $400 (Al

Tahoe).



Mary B. Werling as Instructor in Key Punch for the period

September 29 to November 24, 1964 - $400 (Technical

Education, Carson City).



NEVADA SOUTHERN REGIONAL DIVISION



Appointments as follows:



A. Rex Johnson as Director of Personnel Seminary and Par-

ticipant in Seminar for the period October 9 to December 5,

1964 - $400



Paul F. Marble as Lecturer in English for the period

September 17, 1964 to January 26, 1965 - $350



Sabbatical Leaves:



In compliance with the regulations governing sabbatical

leaves, the Ad Hoc Sabbatical Leave Advisory Committee,

consisting of Professor Russell Elliott, Chairman, Profes-

sor Clifton Blincoe, Professor Robert Manhart, Professor

Alden Plumley, and Professor Loring Williams, considered

16 applications. It was possible to grant only 8 sabbat-

ical leaves and, in accordance with the recommendation of

the Committee, I am recommending the following:



Professor Eleanor Bushnell - Spring semester 1966

Professor Alexis V. Volborth - academic year 1965-66

Professor R. E. Worley - academic year 1965-66

Associate Professor Kathryn H. Duffy - academic year

1965-66

Associate Professor Janet Felshin - Spring semester

1966

Associate Professor Donald W. Marble - academic year

1965-66

Assistant Professor Howard H. Christensen - academic

year 1965-66

Assistant Professor Robert Laxalt - August 1, 1965

to August 1, 1966



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

unanimously that the personnel recommendations be approved.



23. Increase in Music Fee at Nevada Southern



President Armstrong presented to the Board a request from

Nevada Southern to increase the fees presently charged for

individual Music lessons from $48 to $52 per credit. He

pointed out to the Board the following provision in the

"Catalog of General Information", 1964-65, page 46:



The fees assessed for specialized instruction depend

entirely upon current costs and will be required for:



...2. Private instruction in Music and similar

arts.



President Armstrong stated that since no specific fee is

listed in the catalog, did the Board feel it necessary or

desirable to review such requests for fee changes?



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

unanimously that such fee changes, where no specific amount

is listed in the catalog, be submitted to the President for

approval.



24. Mrs. Magee proposed a resolution be prepared to thank the

Deans and Directors who appeared before the Regents' Ad

Hoc Committee on Research for their splendid presentation

and their efforts on behalf of their Colleges.



Motion by Mrs. Magee, seconded by Mr. Hug, carried unani-

mously that such a resolution be drafted.



25. Mr. Davis commented on the Athletic Committee meeting held

during the lunch hour. He spoke briefly of a practice in

effect at one time at the University whereby winners of

athletic letters were presented with a membership in "Block

N", which entitled them to lifetime passes to all athletic

events held at the University. Mr. Davis stated that this

practice seems to have been abandoned and suggested that

it should be reactivated. He further suggested that a

search of the records of Health, Physical Education and

Recreation be made and any former winner of a letter in an

athletic event should receive such a card. If an appro-

priate card is not now available, one should be designed

to be used for this purpose.



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

unanimously that such action be taken by the Administration.



26. The earlier recommendation that an appraisal of offered

property on Mill Street be made was again brought up for

discussion.



Motion by Mr. Jacobsen, seconded by Mr. Davis, carried

with 7 "ayes" and Regents Germain and White abstaining,

that the Administration arrange for an appraisal of the

property.



President Armstrong recommended the second offer considered

by the Building Committee for the Mt. Rose property be

rejected.



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

unanimously that the above offer not be accepted.



27. Dr. Lombardi pointed out that Mr. Germain was concluding

two terms of dedicated service to the entire University,

and to Nevada Southern in particular, as a member of the

Board of Regents.



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

unanimously that a resolution be drafted commending Mr.

Germain for his long period of dedicated service.



The next three meetings of the Board were set for January 23,

1965, February 27, 1965 and March 27, 1965. All three meetings

are to be held in Reno.



The meeting adjourned at 5:10 P.M.



A. C. Grant

Chairman



Bonnie Smotony

Secretary

12-19-1964