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[8] > Image [8] of Minutes of the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees, 1973-11-dec11.

Part of Minutes of the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees

1 PRESIDENT'S REPORT TO THE TRUSTEES December 11, 1973 1. UNIVERSITY TAKING MEASURES TO MEET ENERGY CRISIS The University is making significant adjustments to conserve energy. Lawrence Forgy, Jr., vice president for business affairs, said the adjustments, plus commitments to the University by suppliers of electricity and natural gas, at this time offer assurance that the University will not run out of fuel this winter. In addition to the electricity and gas commitments, the University has a reserve of nearly 200,000 gallons of fuel oil and a contract to provide 300,000 gallons more. Also stockpiled are 5,200 tons of coal. The adjustments include the dousing of over 18,000 lamps on campus which represent 873,000 watts; about one of every three lights in each corridor have been removed. Aesthetic lighting also is being extin- guished, including special lighting around statues and buildings, but lighting in some outside areas will continue for safety reasons. Ther- mostats have been lowered to 68 degrees, and the temperature of water in wash basins has been reduced. President Singletary has named Dr. Merle Carter as chairman of a committee to examine ways in which the University and the University community might respond to the energy shortage. The committee is to submit a preliminary report by December 17, with its final report ex- oected by January 20. Other members of the committoe are Drs. Ben Gossick, Arnold Ludwig, John Madden, Michael Romano, Stanford Smith, John Walker, Charles Wethington, and Robert Zumwinkle, and Vice Presi- dent Forgy, Gerald Oberst and Dwight Tomes. 2. MORE NON-EDUCATION STUDENTS TAKING EDUCATION COURSES Although the number of undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Education is slightly lower than one or two years ago, the total number of credit hours taken by students in education classes i- down less than one per cent from last year. Dr. George W. Denemark, dean of the college, said that such a small drop in the total number of credit hours indicates that students from other colleges are taking advantage of education courses. A total of 221 doctoral candidates, including 80 new ones, are en- rolled in the college this year. Dean Denemark said enrollment of students preparing to be elementary education teachers is heaviest in early childhood education, because Kentucky needs such persons.