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1960 - 1961


"See, its easy" -Fuller explains problem to student Brad Ayers. Bucky holds polygon on which blue print of the bamboo dome was drawn.

Assistant biology professor, Dr. H. Everett Hrubant, and his assistant, William Slausen, an undergraduate biology major, go over reports on their experiment.

Student's studying

Working through the wee hours of the morning was not unusual to the Forty-Niner staffers. Here Ray Rydell proofreads copy with Nelda Hix and Lois Miller.

Construction workers placing bricks on the new builiding.

Construction on the new addition to the Administration Building.

Soth's practice run

The practice run that assured Soth his position on the Olympic Team.

BSC At 12

Fall of 1960, 14 new teachers came to state. The outstanding faculty number grows to 391 full-time faculty members and 60% of them hold doctorate degrees.

Fuller Builds Bamboo Dome

R. Buckminster Fuller, "Bucky", a mathematical genius spends six days on campus guiding 37 architects, engineers and students in the art of constructing a geodesic dome as part of the "Evenings on Campus Speaker Series".

Largest Grant Received

The largest United States Public Health Service grant ever received on campus was awarded to Dr. Hrubant for his research at LBSC. Dr. Hrubant conducted a four year research project at LBSC titled, "Genetic Aspects of Plasma and Urinary Amino Acid Variation Due to Aging".

Jumping high into the air, Tom Wright, (Football) attempts to pick off an enemy pass as Tom Turrill runs to the scene of action.
Jim Schultz, Cross Country Team
Mike McDonald, (water polo), jumps for the oncoming ball.

More Student Organizations

Eighty-seven organizations contribute to the welfare of the campus and local communities. Those organizations include: Greek fraternities and sororities, professional fraternities, honor societies, recognition societies, religious groups and interest groups.

49er Releases Twice a Week

March 1961, the staff members of the 49er achieved their goal of publishing a semi weekly newspaper. Another big change was the Board of Control felt the Editor in Chief position was too demanding for the amount of credit being received, so they proposed paying the editor $60 per month.

Greek Housing

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Alpha Phi Sorority House
Delta Delta Delta Sorority House
Delta Gamma Sorority House
Delta Zeta Sorority House
Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority House
Kappa Sigma Fraternity House
Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity House
Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity House
Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity House
Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity House
Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity House
Sigma Pi Fraternity House

The highlight of this year for LBSC Greeks was the four-year reprieve allowing off-campus Greek housing. The City Council approved and as a result five of the six sororities and seven of the eight fraternities now have houses in which some of their members live.

Greeks attend National Interfraternity Conference

The LBSC Interfraternity Council was honored as the best council with fewer than 11 national chapters on their campus. The epilogue of the program was the conference held on the LBSC campus

Construction Continues

The Engineering Building, Administration Building, Art Building are three of the five construction projects taking place on campus.

LBSC Grows Athletic Stature

From a slate of five sports in 1951, LBSC's athletic program has grown in offering a dozen varsity teams, which include football, water polo, cross country, basketball, gymnastics, wrestling, crew, baseball, golf, tennis, swimming, and track.

1961 Commencement Ceremony

Graduates, professors, family and friends gather for the 1961 Commencement Ceremony.

Soth Makes Olympic Team

Graduate Student, part-time instructor and distance runner, Bob Soth goes to Rome as a member of the 1960 U.S. Olympic Team. He has brought many awards and medals home to the 49ers.

The 12th Class

More than 1600 bachelors and masters degrees have been awarded this year. Plus, LBSC has won an eminent position among California colleges.