Kresge Library

MINUTES OF THE MEETING
of the
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
March 17, 1966

1. Request from Chancellor Varner for authorization to spend approximately $20,000 for the construction of a more suitable ticket office for the Meadow Brook Festival. It will include an office for the ticket manager, three ticket windows, and a cluster of toilet facilities for use of the general public. It is proposed to ask O'Dell, Hewlett, and Luckenbach to undertake this project since they have done all the work in connection with the Festival facilities.

On motion by Dr. Smith, seconded by Mr. Harlan, it was voted to approve the above request.

2. Recommendation that the large dormitory-dining room building be named Vandenberg Hall in honor of the late Senator Arthur H. Vandenberg.

On motion by Mr. Stevens, seconded by Mr. Huff, it was voted to approve the above recommendation.

3. Chancellor Varner suggested that it would be desirable to give a name to the dormitory that is now known as dormitory number 5.

After discussion it was moved by Mr. Harlan, seconded by Dr. Smith and carried, to name dormitory number 5 in honor of Murray D. Van Wagoner, Former Governor of Michigan and a resident of Oakland County.

Sabbatical leave for James H. McKay, Professor in the Mathematics Department, at half salary, effective 9-6-66 through 4-22-67. Mr. McKay will study at the University of California.

Sabbatical leave for David C. Beardslee, Associate Professor in the Psychology Department, at full salary, effective 7-1-66 through 12-31-66. Mr. Beardslee will be in the Study Occupations Project residence program.

Appointment of Donald Harris Dwyer as Instructor in the Art Department at $8,100 effective 8-15-66.

Appointment of Richard S. Lyons as Assistant Professor in the English Department at $9,800 effective 8-15-66.

Appointment of George H. Engeman as Assistant Professor in Modern Languages & Literatures at $9,000 effective 8-15-66.

Appointment of Jean-Pierre Ponchie as Instructor in Modern Languages & Literatures at $7,600 effective 8-15-66.

Appointment of William Francis Sturner as Assistant Professor in Political Science Department at $9,000 effective 8-15-66.

Appointment of Leonard Kasdan as Associate Professor in Sociol. & Anthro. Department at $12,000 effective 8-15-66.

Change in salary for Robbin R. Hough, Acting Chairman and Assistant Professor in Business Administration and Econ. from $10,600 to $11,600, effective 4-1-66.

Change in title of Roderic E. Righter, Assistant Professor of Education, from Assistant to the Dean to Assistant Dean of Education, effective April 1, 1966.

Recommendation from the Director of Personnel for the establishment of an Assistant to the Director AP-I position for the Meadow Brook Music Festival, paid from account 21-3126.

On March 2 the following bids were received for the installation of additional stage lighting at the Baldwin Pavilion and for the installation of an emergency lighting system:

  Schultz Electrical, Inc.
$ 9,700
  Fred W. Moote Electrical, Inc.
10,188
  Cates Electric Company
10,239

It is recommended that a contract be awarded to the Schultz Electrical, Inc., in the amount of $9,700. Funds will be provided by the Meadow Brook Music Festival Committee.

On March 8 the following bids were received for control valves and assemblies which are a part of the boiler addition and heating system:

  Benjamin Muskovitz Company
$43,900
  Eames & Brown, Inc
44,800
  Kruchko Plumbing & Heating Co.
45,605
  John E. Green Plumbing & Heating
46,460
  Laya Plumbing & Heating
51,551
  Zeni and Maguire Company
55,000

It is recommended that a contract be awarded to Benjamin Muskovitz Company in the amount of $43,900. The cost of this work will be charged to the $180,000 state appropriation for improvements to the Oakland University heating plant. (p.229)

The following budget for this work is recommended:

  Construction
$43,900
  Engineering Fees
3,000
  Performance Bond & Contingency
5,100
   
$52,000

Gifts and Grants

Grants as follows to be used for scholarship purposes:

$120 from Mr. and Mrs. Sol Q. Kesler of Detroit for the Susan Kesler Kimelman Scholarship.

$48,076.60 from the Oakland County Scholarship Committee, representing the proceeds from the Meadow Brook Ball.

$1,000 from the Village Woman's Club of Birmingham and Bloomfield Hills for the Village Woman's Club Trust Fund.

$420 from the Village Woman's Club of Birmingham and Bloomfield Hills for a student in the choral or orchestral course.

$1,000 from The Richard H. and Eloise Jenks Webber Charitable Fund, Inc., of Detroit for the Meadow Brook School of Music Scholarship.

$4,203.38 from the Oakland County Scholarship Committee for Scholarship Account 32-3228.

$1,000 from Don E. Ahrens of Bloomfield Hills for the Scholarship Account 32-3228.

Grants as follows to be used under the direction of Dorothy Hope in the Alumni Office as a contribution to the Charter Alumni Fund:

$10 from Roger and Madelene Williams of Latham, New York

$6 from Michael Batinski of Evanston, Illinois

Grant of $185,000 from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation of Battle Creek to be used under the direction of G.A. Woditsch in Continuing Education for the operation of an alumni continuing education program.

Grant of $542.50 from the Ford Motor Company Fund of Dearborn to be credited to the Discretionary Gift Account 32-1162.

Grant of $187.50 from Mrs. Theodore W. Main of Leonia, New Jersey, to be credited to the Discretionary Gift Account 32-1162.

Gift of 10 shares of Parke, Davis & Company common stock valued at $403.75 from Mr. and Mrs. C. Henry Buhl of Detroit, the proceeds of the sale of the stock to be used to support the Meadow Brook Music Festival, account 21-3129.

Grant of $150 from the North Oakland Area Opera Education of Oxford to be used under the direction of Walter Collins in Music to purchase an official flag for the School of Music.

Grants as follows to be credited to the Meadow Brook Music Festival account 22-3131:

$ 25 from Dr. and Mrs. Cecil Akroyd of Bloomfield Hills
$ 100 from the Sidney Allen Memorial Fund of Temple Beth El of Detroit
$ 100 from the Austin-Norvell Agency, Inc., of Pontiac
$ 100 from William H. Baldwin of Detroit
$ 100 from W. Kent Barclay of Birmingham
$ 100 from H.G. Bixby of Detroit
$ 50 from Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Bowie of Birmingham
$ 100 from George H. Brown of Ann Arbor
$ 50 from Mrs. M.M. Burgess of Bloomfield Hills
$ 200 from Martin L. Butzel of Detroit
$ 50 from L.L. Colbert of Bloomfield Hills
$ 100 from Mrs. Frederick Colombo of Bloomfield Hills
$ 200 from Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Critchfield of Pontiac
$ 250 from Mr. and Mrs. Irving A. Duffy of Birmingham
$ 30 from Clifford T. Ekelund of Pontiac
$ 100 from Mr. and Mrs. Rodger J. Emmert of Birmingham
$ 100 from Ray R. Eppert of Bloomfield Hills
$ 100 from Mr. and Mrs. Charles T. Fisher, Jr., of Grosse Pointe Farms
$ 100 from Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Flint of Bloomfield Hills
$ 200 from Mr. and Mrs. Walter Gehrke of Pleasant Ridge
$ 50 from Mr. and Mrs. William T. Gossett of Bloomfield Hills
$ 100 from Mildred E. Hamlin of Farmington
$ 100 from Mr. and Mrs. Austin C. Harmon of Birmingham
$ 20 from Richard Haupt of Birmingham
$ 100 from Mrs. Lawrence C. Howe of Bloomfield Hills
$ 25 from Leonard Kasle of Detroit
$ 1,000 from Mr. and Mrs. Marvin L. Katke of Bloomfield Hills
$ 25 from Dr. end Mrs. James E. Ladd of Birmingham (p.230)
$ 100 from Mr. and Mrs. Samuel J. Lang of Detroit
$ 100 from J. Edward Lundy of Dearborn
$ 100 from W.D. MacDonnell of Birmingham
$ 400 from Mr. and Mrs. E. Curtis Matthews of Bloomfield Hills
$ 100 from Mr. and Mrs. R.A. Maxwell of Bloomfield Hills
$ 50 from Donald D. and Janet L. O'Dowd of Rochester
$ 25 from Charles A. Parcells, Jr. of Detroit
$ 50 from W. Calvin Patterson of Birmingham
$ 100 from George Russell of Bloomfield Hills
$ 100 from Mr. and Mrs. E.A. Schirmer of Detroit
$ 100 from Mr. and Mrs. Alan E. Schwartz of Detroit
$ 100 from Robert B. Semple of Grosse Pointe
$ 100 from Mr. and Mrs. John W. Shenefield of Bloomfield Hills
$ 100 from Mr. and Mrs. C. Theron Van Dusen of Delray Beach, Florida
$ 1,000 from Hiram Walker & Sons, Inc., of Detroit
$ 25 from Mr. and Mrs. George H. Webb of Detroit
$ 50 from Mr. and Mrs. Norman B. Weston of Birmingham
$ 300 from Mr. and Mrs. Harry N. Wieting of Bloomfield Hills
$ 100 from Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Williams of Birmingham
$ 100 from Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Wingerter of Bloomfield Hills
$ 5,000 from the United Automobile Workers of Detroit
$ 200 from Mr. and Mrs. James 0. Wright of Birmingham

The following alterations and improvements were authorized and charged to Alterations and Improvements, account 91-9163:

  Cost of chalk boards and installation in the Science Building
$ 78.00
  Receptacles and installation in the Science Building
14.37
  Digging of trench to Blair House for Telephone equipment
253.00
  Electrical work revisions in the Science Building
744.36
  Mechanical work revisions in the Science Building
1,345.00
  Wall partitioning in Oakland Center
1,592.20
  Venetian blinds and installation in Science Building
31.20
  Lighting system in the Little Theater
2,000.00
  Folding tables for Science Building
312.23
  Swivel T-trap Kits and Coupling for Science Building
72.80
  Sinks and water still installation in Science Building
750.00
   
$7,193.16

Additional payments to salaried employees since the February Trustees' meeting, as follows:

Richard Brace
$  70
Alice Engram  
   800
Celeste Steffens 
20

On motion by Mr. Harlan, seconded by Mr. Stevens, it was voted to approve all Oakland University items.(p. 231)

 


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