The Optimist (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 71, No. 25, Ed. 1, Friday, December 2, 1983 Page: 1 of 14
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Senate passes plan
to add day to break
Women's B-ball team
jumps to 4-0 record
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Preregistration to end
" ' By Lisa Mcdonald
' Optimist Staff
Friday is the last day students may
submit preregistration schedule cards
to their advisers in order to secure
classes for the spring semester said
fjADr. C.G. Gray vice president for
academic affairs and dean of the
j If a student does not submit a card by
that time he will not be able to
preregister and must register for
classes during regular registration Jan.
9 Gray said.
' Students who have submitted
schedule cards to their advisers may
pick up a confirmation card in the
Registrar's office he said.
. Adjustments may be made to the
I By MILTON BUCKELEW
The Taylor Elementary School choir
will present its annual Christmas
concert Dec. 9 after Chapel.
Peggy Drennan choral director for
Taylor Elementary School said the
-program is titled "Santa's Computer."
CMEtx said she designed the program that
vill feature Santa learning to use a
p Drennan said 115 fifth and sixth
graders have been working since the
(beginning of November to prepare for
the concert. "It is the highlight of the
(year for the kids" she said.
This concert will be the first concert
of the year for the choir. The students
will perform seven numbers and the
.performance will last about 20 minutes;
The lead performers for the program
include Russell Willerton son of Dr.
hris willerton associate professor of
nglish; Brian McCaleb son of Dr.
Gary McCaleb vice president and dean
Lof campus life; and Luellen Knight as
14 the jazzy witch.
' Drennan said this year marks her
i r 2st year at Taylor and the choir's lBth
rCyear to perform for ACp. The choir
usually performs a Christmas and a
ipring concert each year at ACU
Worth and Jim Grana sophomore
animals in the Abilene Zoo during
student's schedule next week Gray
said. The registrar's office will set up in
the Main Room of the Campus Center
from 8 a.m.-noon and from 1-5 p m.
Monday through Friday to work with
schedule changes he said. Members of
the various academic departments on
campus will be in the Main Room to
help students with any schedule
Paul Wilson assistant registrar said
the last day to drop a class with a WP
withdraw passing was Nov. 23. "In the
past students would come in the last
week of school to drop classes because
they didn't want the grade to go on their
transcript" he said.
If students drop classes after the Nov.
23 deadline they well receive a WF
Thief steals stereo
from Ad Building
By MIKE KRAFT
An AMFM stereo valued at ap-
proximately $350 was taken from the
business office during the early mor-
ning of Nov. 17 according to an ACU
security police report.
According to the report entrance to
the business office was gained by
breaking the glass in the office door and
turning the knob from the inside.
Bill Hilton vice president f ordinance
said that the burglars entered the office
by breaking the office door glass and
turning the knob from the inside. He
said the drawers' of one desk had been
opened but apparently nothing else in
the office had been disturbed.
Security police determined that the
burglary occurred between 3 a.m. and
7:30 a.m. Nov. 17. According to the
report police first believed the thief hid
in the building until after the
housekeeping crew left the building
because all of the windows were locked
and the doors showed no evidence of
However later that day
housekeeping employees discovered a
abilene christian university
the Christmas for Children Zoo Day. The children are Winnie Michael
Manual and William. (Photo by Cassy Weyandt)
withdraw failing which requires them
to take the class over at ACU to remove
the F said Wilson.
Students selected Chapel seats Nov.
15-16 in the Main Room of the Campus
Center. Any student who did not select a
seat at that time will be assigned a seat
by the computer and will receive the
assignment during regular
registration said Winnie Gibbs
assoica te dean of students.
All Chapel seats were assigned by
computer this semester during final
registration. Gibbs said she hopes going"
back to the old method of letting
students sign up to sit with friends will
help boost Chapel attendance.
Spring semester classes will begin
screen that had been removed and the
glass broken out of a window in Room
A cigarette lighter was found outside
the broken window said Bert Lana
director of security police. He said the
Abilene Police Department dusted the
cigarette lighter and business office for
fingerprints but obtained no results.
Dr.Gary McCaleb vice president and
dean of campus life Winnie Gibbs and
Norman Archibald associate deans of
students Don Southall director of
buildings and grounds and Hilton
discussed campus security in a meeting
McCaleb said he thinks the university
has adequate policies and procedures
for securing the buildings on campus
"Even though we can assume things
arc secure" he said "things still need
to be checked."
One recommendation McCaleb
mentioned in the meeting was that the
security police and others "need to be a
little bit more keenly aware" of making
sure the buildings on campus are
secured and are watched he said.
Hilton said the cost of repairing both
broken windows was about $100.
Directors for club and class Sing
Song entries were announced Nov.
17 at the Sing Song executive
committee's first meeting said
Leigh Ann Manis Sing Song co-
chairman. In the women's social club division
Kelli Kelsoe senior physical
education major from Hurst will
direct Delta Theta; Susan Boyd
senior music education major from
Abilene GATA; and Donna Stone
junior physical education major
from Sealy Kappa Delian Shri.
Daphren Corbin senior public
relations major from Phoenix Ariz.
will lead Ko Jo Kai; Jan Church
senior physical education major
from Richardson Sigma Theta Chi;
and Jackie McDowell senior
physical education major from
Waco Zeta Rho Alpha.
In the men's social club division
Amis Pape senior Bible major form
El Paso will direct Centurion; Tod
E. Towns senior marketing major
from Lubbock Frater Sodalis; and
Steve Gilbert senior accounting
major from Oklahoma City Okla
Classes clubs select themes
By OSCAR BROWN
The themes for club and class Sing
Song presentations were announced
in the Sing Song executive committee
meeting on Thursday said Clay Hale
Hale said in the womens division
Ko Jo Kai selected thermometers
Sigma Theta Chi will be onions and
GATA will be horse jockeys.
Also in the women's division
Kappa Delian Shri selected referees
the women of Delta Theta will be
crayons and Zeta Rho Alpha will
portray Southwestern Bell workers
In the men's division the men of
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Six to compete
in contest final
Fifty-six students participated
Monday night in the J.D. Thomas Bible
Reading Contest and six finalists were
The three finalists in the men's
division are Wes Weed junior secon-
dary music education major from
Austin; Harvey Heam senior Bible
major from Abilene; and Mace
Williamson freshman mathematics
major from Pecos.
The three finalists in the women's
division are Rachel Rainwater senior
public relations major from Denison;
Lory Moore sophomore elementary
education major from Clyde; and
Karen LeCroy senior secondary
French education major from Garland.
Each contestant was required to read
two selections; one section of prose and
one section of poetry said Joe Cardot
instructor of communication. The
entire reading including introduction
and transitions could not exceed five
minutes. Contestants could read any
translation of the Scriptures from any
book in the Bible he said.
The men's competition Monday night
continued for three rounds. The final
round has been scheduled tentatively
for Dec. 8 after Chapel In Cullen
The women's division continued for
two rounds. The final round of their
Barry Wiseman senior music
education major from Sudan will
direct Kinsmen; Eric Howard
sophomore finance major from
Texarkana Sub T-16; and Mark
Duncan senior physical education
major from Lovington N.M.
A director for Phi Delta Psi has
not been chosen said Manis senior
public relations major from Abilene.
In the class division Laura Mc-
Cully senior music education major
from Fort Worth will direct the
seniors; Wade Kelly junior music
education major from Chattanooga
Tenn. junior class; Les Hunter
sophomore advertising major from
Abilene sophomore class; and
Kalon Ainsworth freshman mass
communication major from
Cleburne freshman class.
In other business the official Sing
Song rules were read by Clay Hale
post-graduate advertising major
from Abilene and Sing Song co-
chairman and several changes
The judging sheets are being
revised this year by moving the
Frater Sodalis will base their per-
formance on the popular James Bond
movie series. Centurion will portray
preachers and Sub T-16 has titled its
performance "the day after the day
Also in the mens division Kinsmen
will portray Henry the VIII and
Trojans will be olympians. Galaxy
selected members of the press as
their theme and Phi Delta Psi will be
In the class division the senior
class will be robots and the junior'
class will be Indians. The sophomore
"class will portray Lucy and Ricky
Rlcardo and the freshman class has
titled It's prcformnce "To Russia with
competition has been tentatively .
scheduled for Dec. 7 after Chapel in
First prize in each division is $500.
Second prize is $300 and third prize is
$200. The money will be applied to each
student's tuition costs.
The prize money for this year will be .
supplied by the university said Cardot. .
"In the future the prize money will be
raised through donations" he said.
Cardot said the purpose of the contest
is to encourage an appreciation of the .
meaningful oral reading of the Scrip-
tures. This year is the first year for the
competition since 1974 Cardot said.
The competition was discontinued
because Dr. Ed Brown chairman of the
department of communication who
had been in charge of the competition .
changed positions at the university and
no longer had time to conduct the
contest. No one else chose to take the
responsibility for running the contest.
"We were very pleased with the
quality of the competition and the
contestants" Cardot said.
Carl Cates graduate assistant in
human communication and one of the
seven judges said participation in the
contest was great. "It writ a good tiling
to start back up our students need to
realize that there is more to reading the
Bible than silent reading. Passages can
audience appeal category from the
vocal judging to the originality
judging said Jeff Nelson Sing Song
"We feel this will give the smaller
groups a more competitive chance
for the vocal award and will put the
emphasis back on vocal quality"
Those entering will be required to
limit the number of songs in their
four-minute presentation this year
to 10 songs said Manis.
This change will keep the medleys
from being choppy and will make
them more melodious she said.
The committee will meet Nov. 8
when costume sketches are due. The
rehearsal schedule will be set at this
meeting Manis said.
The groups' musical
arrangements are due Jan. 13 said
A completed costume for each
entry will be reviewed Feb. 2 by the
co-chairmen sale Nelson.
Dress rehearsal for Sing Song will
be Feb. 15 at 8:30 p.m. and the
performances are Feb. 17 at 8 p.m.
and Feb. 18 at 4 and 8 p.m.
Hale also announced at the meeting
that the judging sheets have been
revised by moving the audience
appeal category from the vocal
judging sheet to the originality
judging to give the smaller groups a
better chance for the vocal award. .
Hale said that the costume sketches
are due Dec. 8 and a complete
costume entry will be reviewed on
Feb. 2 by the co-chairmen.
Leigh Ann Manis Sing Song
cochairman said' the proposed
themes were basically a starting
point and that all of them will have to
be approved by a faculty and staff
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