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.
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".
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".
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.
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.
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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.
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
The Engineering Building, Administration Building, Art Building are three of the five construction projects taking place on campus.
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.
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.
More than 1600 bachelors and masters degrees have been awarded this year. Plus, LBSC has won an eminent position among California colleges.