Kresge Library

MINUTES OF THE MEETING
of the
BOARD of TRUSTEES
March 25, 1965

Mr. Varner reported a prospective donation from the Kresge Foundation to make it possible to buy theater seating for the music shell at Oakland and requested that he be authorized to order the seats in order to assure delivery in time for the coming summer season.

On motion by Mr. Huff, seconded by Dr. Smith, it was voted to approve the purchase of these seats on a negotiated basis without going through the usual bidding proceedings.

Approved awarding of contracts to the low bidders for the Classroom Building at Oakland University, as follows:

  Architectural -Schurrer Construction Co.
$1,356,000
  Mechanical - Benjamin Moskovitz Co.
638,887
  Electrical - Schultz Electrical Service
250,470

The following budget was approved:

  Construction
$2,271,334
  Architectural Fees
113,566
  Furnishings
75,000
  Utilities
12,000
  Contingencies and Bonds
28,100
   
$2,500,000

The following bids were received:

  Architectural Trades  
   Schurrer Construction Company
$1,356,000
   A. Z. Shmina & Sons Company
1,453,000
   J. A. Ferguson Construction Company
1,597,671
   Markward & Karafillis, Inc.
1,683,400
     
  Mechanical Trades  
   Benjamin Muskovitz Company
713,887
   Eames & Brown, Inc.
805,000
   Mechanical Heat & Cold
812,000
   John E. Green Plumbing & Heating Co.
828,000
   Brady Plumbing & Heating
873,300
     
  Electrical Trades  
   Schultz Electrical Service
255,470
   Cates Electrical Company
279,178
   Colonial Electric Company
299,949
   Standish Electric Engineering Co.
330,500
     
  Elevator Trades  
   Otis Elevator Company
25,977
   Dover Elevator Company
25,990

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

Resignation of Peter H. Amann as Associate Professor of History effective August 31, 1965.

Resignation of Richard Quaintance as Assistant Professor of English effective August 14, 1965.

Appointment of Herbert Schuel as Assistant Professor of Biology at $9,000 effective August 15, 1965.

Appointment of G. Philip Johnson as Professor and Chairman of Mathematics at $16,500 effective August 1, 1965. (p.189)

Salary change for Melvin Cherno from $9,300 to $10,700 effective April 1, 1965.

Salary change for Alfred DuBruck from $7,900 to $9,200 effective March 1, 1965.

Salary change for Norman Susskind from $9,000 to $10,000 effective March 1, 1965.

Personnel action:

Establish an Auditor AP-VII position in the Business Office
Establish a Publicist AP-I position in Continuing Education and the Mott Center for Community Affairs, paid 50% from 21-3074 and 50% from 51-5835.
Establish an Assistant AP-V position in Physical Education
Establish an Associate Dean of Students and Dean of Men AP-IX position in Student Affairs

Chancellor Varner recommends that Oakland University grant honorary degrees to the following at commencement on April 24, 1965:

Professor Meyer Schapiro, distinguished art historian at Columbia University
Roy Wilkins, Executive Director of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Congressman John V. Lindsay from New York, the commencement speaker

Chancellor Varner recommends that the same sabbatical leave policy be authorized for Oakland University as is now in effect at Michigan State University. It is recommended that the provisions for compensation be clarified and made to read as follows:

For 10-month employees, sabbatical leaves may be granted for one semester with full pay, for 2 semesters at half pay, or for one calendar year with half pay.

For 12-month employees, sabbatical leaves may be granted for 6 months with full pay, or one year with half pay.

Gifts to the Scholarship fund:

$25 from the Village Woman's Club of Birmingham for their scholarship trust fund
$56 from The Daily Tribune of Royal Oak
$100 from Ecorse V.F.W. Post 5709 & Ladies Auxiliary
$250 from Miles Laboratories, Inc., of Elkhart, Indiana
$50 from the School District of the City of Troy
$500 from Donald E. Ahrens of Bloomfield Hills
$300 from the Consumers Power Company of Pontiac
3 shares of Class B stock in GM Shares, Inc. valued at $1,737 from Alfred L. Boegehold of Bronxville, New York
$100 from Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Armstrong of Pontiac
$15 from Stanley H. Brams of Bloomfield Hills
$100 from Glenn R. Brooks of Rochester
$2,500 from Edward N. Cole of Detroit
$100 from the Daughters of the American Revolution of Bloomfield Hills
$100 from Mrs. Walter Gehrke of Pleasant Ridge
$100 from Mrs. Harold E. Howlett of Birmingham
$25 from Mrs. George Mitten of Birmingham
$350 from Mr. and Mrs. Ralph T. Norvell of Pontiac
From the Oakland County Scholarship Committee:
     $22,044.55 from the 1964 Music Festival Program Book
     $9,000 from the 1964 Hunt Fair
     $1,835 from The Tribute Fund
$100 from Aloysius F. Power of Bloomfield Hills
$100 from James M. Roche of Detroit
$8 from Jack Taylor of Rochester
$20 from Mrs. William A. Taylor of Birmingham
$25 from Mr. and Mrs. Harry Warholak of Rochester
$50 from Mrs. Frank Winton of Birmingham
$5 from Mrs. J. Sidlar of Warren
$50 from the Wyman Furniture Company of Pontiac

Gifts and Grants:

Grants as follows for the Everett Grinnell Loan Fund:
     $25 from Dr. and Mrs. Harold J. Brown of Oxford
     $25 from Mr. and Mrs. Russell R. Grinnell of Pontiac
     $5 from Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Blakeley of Orchard Lake

Grant of $3,750 from Wyandotte Chemicals Corporation to be used under the direction of Chancellor Varner for inorganic chemical reference books.

Grants as follows to be used under the direction of Chancellor Varner in support of the Meadow Brook Music Festival:
     $2,000 from Campbell-Ewald Company of Detroit
     $1,000 from the Chrysler Corporation Fund of Highland Park (p. 190)

Grants as follows to be used under the direction of Floyd Cammack in the Library:

$500 from Richard B. Wallace of Bloomfield Hills for the purchase of the New York Times on micro-film
$125 from the Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada of Southfield for the purchase of a set of Encyclopedia Canadiana
For the purchase of books for the Library:
    $50 from Mr. and Mrs. James L. Cameron
    $50 from the Ford Foundation
    $67 from Mr. and Mrs. John W. Shenefield
    $100 from Leonard T. Lewis
    $100 from Alvin Larson
    $15 from Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Norvell
    $100 from Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Yntema
    $100 from Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Katke
    $25 from Canada Life Assurance Co.
    $50 from Mrs. Alfred G. Wilson

Grant of $100 from the Oakland County Engineering Society to be used under the direction of Dean Sells to establish the Oakland County Engineering Society Loan Fund for engineering students.

The following alteration and improvements have been authorized and charged to account 91-9163:

  Floor tile for the area vacated by a chemistry laboratory
$35.50
  Architectural services in connection with the design for  
 
the Little Theater in the IM Building
277.31
  Installation and purchase of a black nucite chalkboard in  
 
the Science Building
114.00
  Installation of the centrifuge machine in the Science Bldg.
112.70
  Construction and installation of Biology Frog tanks
101.66
  Electrical, mechanical, and structural maintenance work at  
  the Animal Shelter for the Biology program
900.94
  Installation of gas outlets in the Science Bldg for Biology
245.75
  Electrical work for the installation of an electron microscope  
 
in Biology
859.39
  Electrical work for the Little Theater in the IM Bldg
132.00
   
$2,779.25

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

  Advising  
  Sheldon Appleton
$560.00
  Richard Burke
540.00
  Robbin Hough
550.00
     
  Book Center  
  James Gallivan
12.50
     
  Computer-Data Processing  
  Nancy Grebe
19.30
  Kathy Norris
13.79
  Diana Roberts
37.32
     
  Continuing Education  
  David Burner
200.00
  Floyd Cammack
20.00
  Emil Oestereicher
70.00
     
  Meadow Brook Music Festival  
  James Gallivan
14.95

On motion by Mr. Stevens, seconded by Dr. Smith, it was voted to approve all Oakland University items. (p.191)

 


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