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1916 Student Returns
For 50-Year Visit
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Eagle Air Attack
Due Again in '66
NORTH TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY, DENTON, TEXAS, AUGUST, 1966
M.B.A. Gets Top Rating
Accreditation Highest Given to Business Schools
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I Scientists, Exec-
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I Receive Honors
—A bacteriologist, a physicist and an oil company execu-
tive were selected by the university to receive distinguished
alumnus citations University Day.
Dr. George Philip Manire, chairman of the department
7' of bacteriology and immunology at the University of North
i Carolina School of Medicine.
Dr, E. Leigh Secrest, president of the Texas Christian
University Research Foundation and dean of the TCU Gradu-
Paul Exerett Taliaferro, chairman of the board, Sunray
DX Oil Company, Tulsa. —
The citations were presented at the U-Day Assembly May 9 in
the Main Auditorium. Following the presentation Dr. Harry Schwartz,
specialist on Soviet affairs and science for the New York Times, spoke
.. on "Humanity's Future and the Scientific Revolution."
The distinguished alumnus citations were originated in 1966 dur-
ing the university's 75th Year.
Manire—New Title Follows Award
Dr. Manire received the B.S. and M.S. degrees from NTSU in 1940
and 1941. He earned the Ph.D. from the University of California in
He taught at the Southwestern Medical School of the University
of Tex$s, Dallas, 1949-50, afid began his work at the North Carolina
School of Medicine in 1960. He was Fulbright Research Scholar and
Visiting Scientist, State Serum Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark, 1956-
Jrflj ilH AU* gullnui anrysth Hniwriilv in Japan during
Dr. Manire holds memberships in Sigma Xi, Society of North
Carolina Microbiologists, Elisha Mitchell Scientific Society, American
Society for Microbiology, American Association of Immunologists and
the American Academy of Microbiology. <"
Some 35 of his scientific papers have either been read at society
meetings or-published in scientific journals.
At the time he received the award he was assistant vice-chancellor
for health affairs and professor of bacteriology at the School of Medi-
cine. He became department .chairman in late May.
' Secrest^—Heads Research, Graduate Studies
Dr. Secrest earned the B.S. and M.S. degrees here in 1947 and 1948.
He received the Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in
1951 and taught at NTSU until 1964.
He was chief nuclear physicist for General Dynamics, 1954-57, as-
sistant manager for physics and math during 1958-59, and chief of
applied research, 1969-64. He was associate dean for graduate studies
and research, College of'Engineering, University of Oklahoma,^and
professor of nuclear, engineering and engineering physics, 1964-65. He
moved to TCU last year/
He holds memberships in the American Physical Society and
American Nuclear Society, and has had articles published about physics
at high pressure, astrogeophyaies, -transport-theory, theoretical and
experimental reactor physics, and research management.
Dr. Secrest is past president of the NTSU Ex-Student Association
and is listed in American Men dt Science.
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Taliaferro—Lawyer, Oil Executive
Taliaferro received the B.A. from the university in 1926 and the
LL.B. from the University of Tulsa in 1930. He practiced law in Tulsa
and became general attorney for Sunray Oil Corp. in 1931.
He served as vice-president of Sunray, 1937-52, also becoming a
director of the firm. From 1952 to 1959 he was executive vice-president.
Taliaferro then became president and director of Sunray DX,
Suntide Petroleum Inc., Barnsdell Oil Co., Sunray Chemical Co. and
Suntide Refining Co. He is also a director of Spantide Pipe Line Co.,
National Bank of Tulsa, Atlas Life Insurance Co., Ninth and Detroit
Building Coi^>., iitd-Cbntinent Petroleum Corp., and Western Hills
Lodge Inc. ——"""" "
He is a trustee qf the Hillcrest Medical Center; trustee and di-
rector of the Oklahoma Safety Council; member of the American,
Oklahoma, and Tulsa County Bar associations; a director. of the Mid-
Continent Oil and Cas Assn. and American Petroleum Institute; and
a member of the Independent Petroleum Assn. Taliaferro was listed
in Who's Who in America in 1964.
The university's master's de-
gree program in business admin-
istration received the highest
accreditation the American As-
sociation of Collegiate Schools
of Business awards this spring.
NTSU thus joins some 75
Schools of Business Administra-
tion in the country with master's
degree programs approved by
the association. Until the action,
oifly the Utflvarsity of Texas in
the state had its graduate busi-
ness curriculum accredited.
SCHOOLS qualify first by
gaining AACSB membership
through accreditation of their
undergraduate business pro-
grams, which NTSU received in
1961. No accreditation is offered
on the doctor's degree level.
"We're extremely proud," said
Dr. O. J. Curry, dean of the
School of Business Administra-
During a visit to the campus
in. January, an association team
of business school deans examin-
ed the school's course structure
and interviewed graduate stu-
dents and faculty.
"THEY COULD see on paper
that our graduate faculty con-
sisted mostly of Ph.D.'s. But
they wanted to know what kind
of people we had, the quality of
their work and how our program
compared with other good grad-
uate schools in the nation," the
The team's findings were then
forwarded to the AACSB's grad-
uate standards and executive
committees, leading to the spring
NTSU's graduate business pro-
gram currently has 170 students
seeking the master's degree and
24 students enrolled in its Ph.D.
study which began last Septem-
; A biennial survey by an inter-
national professional business
fraternity in 1964 showed the
NTSU School of Business Ad-
ministration to be second only to
the University of Texas in the
state and Southwest and ranked
11th in the nation, with the Uni-
versity of Southern California,
in number of bachelor's degrees
BIOLOGY BUILDING MAKES PROGRESS
Campu* building, like tlmt approved by the Board of Regents (story below),
around construction of the new Biology Building, across from the Administrate
continues to canter
Administration Building. Now on
its second of three stories, the structure is expected to be in use by fall 1967. A new women's dorm-
itory will open next month (see Page 2).
Kamp Goverment Director
Record Budget Approved
A record budget of $15,029,841
for fiscal year 1967 betfinninp
Sept. l was approved July 11 by
the university's Board of Regenta.
The new budget is an increase
of $814,525 over last year.
In other business the regents
sold revenue bonds for the pur-
chase of land,
pushed ahead on
the campus Mas-
ter Plan, em-
ual firms of two
of a new director
of the universi-
Dr. Kamp ty's department
of government, and announced 73
new teachers for the 1966-67 ses-
THE FIRST State Bank of Den-
ton bought |680,000 worth of a $2
million revenue bond issue that
will be used, for land purchases.
The other bonds have yet to be
The board also approved Phase
One of the campus Master Plan
which was presented by the archi-
tectual firm of Caudill, Rowlett
and Scott of Houston. The
was authorised to complete the
Master Plan with a Phase Two re-
port early in 1967. The plan will
detail a campus d«nigp«d tn «/■-
commodate a student body of
20,000 students and will give broad
outlines for growth beyond that
THE BOARD employed the firm
of Clutts and Parker of Dallas to
design a language building that
Bill J. Perkins (B.A. '65), who
received his master's degree in
journalism from Columbia Univer-
sity June 1, has been awarded the
fifth annual Pulitser Fellowship in
His selection for the $1,500 award
was announced by Dr. Grayson
Kirk, president of Columbia Uni-
versity. He was Chosen frotn ap-
plicants by a committee appointed
by Dr. Kirk.
Perkins served as editor of the
Campus Chat, NTSU's student
newspaper, during the fall of 1964
when the paper earned one of its
46 All-American ratings, highest
by the Associated
I Collegiate tion of a
He spent two summers as a re-
porter for the Dallas Times Herald.
will be constructed on the site of
the old science building. The new
building, planned for completion
in fall 1968, will house the depart-
ment of foreign languages and
some classrooms and offices for
the English department.
Employed to design a dormitory
project to house 1,000 women is
the firm of Preston M. Geren of
Fort Worth. This project is also
scheduled for fall 1968 completion
and will be located on a site bound-
ed by Avenue A and Avenue B
between-Maple Street and Eagle
The board appointed Dr. H. W.
Kamp Jr. director of the depart-
ment of government. He replaces
Dr. Chester A. Newland who re-
quested that he be relieved from
administrative assignment. Dr.
Newland recently began a year's
leave of absence to teach and do
research in the graduate division
of the School of Public Administra-
tion at the University of Southern
IN ADDITION, the board auth-
orized the demolition of the east
wing of Oak Street Hall, a wom-
en's doraflitoryT and tha -construc-
a small wing there to house
an office, a reception area, and a
director's apartment. Estimated
cost of the project is $41,600.
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