The Optimist (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 75, No. 55, Ed. 1, Friday, April 15, 1988 Page: 1 of 6
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By KEVIN JOHN MARSHALL
Dr. Bill Humble director of the
Center for Restoration Studies is
the newly elected chairman of the
graduate division in the College of
Humble said his work with the
Center Tor Restoration Studies will
continue but he won't be able to
devote as much time to the center as
he has in the past.
"It's so important; I think we
need to emphasize it and build it"
Humble said "so I'll just have to
divide my time between the two.
The graduate studies in Bible will
have to take priority."
Dr. Ian Fair dean of the College
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Ex-Armed Forces Radio disc Jockey Adrian Cronauer relates his
Vietnam experiences to a crowd of about 1500 in the mall area
By DAWN-ELIZABETH TREAT
Wedmnnhy Edition Editor
The seven remaining doss offices
were filled Tuesday when next
year's sophomore and junior classes
voted in runoff elections.
The juniors selected Steve King
as their vice president. King biolo-
gy major from Mesquite got 87
votes. He defeated Wes Smith pre-
architecture major from Granbury
KACU surpasses goal
By MIKE ALEXANDER
KACU-FM raised more than
$160j() 'n its fourth semiannual
pledgt drive that concluded
The public radio station reach-
ed its $15000 goal hours before
the official end of its four-day
"I was really pleased to make
that goal in such a short period
of time" said Dr. Larry Brad-
shaw general manager of
KACU-FM and director of
Pledges came in slowly during
' the day because the majority of
the listeners are busy said David
Perry head of KACU's advisory
committee. But the pledges
seemed to increase in the even-
ings he said
Even though the drive had
some slow periods most of the
people involved said they knew
the station would reach its goal.
"There was never a time when
I thought we weren't going to
make it" said Nan Hofheinz
volunteer coordinator for the
The quick response to the
pledge drive showed how the
community appreciates the work
of Biblical Studies said Humble is
a "proven administrator." Fair said
Humble will bring assets learned
when he was chairman of the Bible
Department and vice president of
the university into his new position.
"He has the admiration of faculty
as a proven scholar and has years of
ministry experience" a necessity
for the man leading the graduate
Bible division Fair said. He said
Humble has an excellent b. xe of
scholarship and practical ministry.
He has done considerable research
and publishing in the area of the
church and its restoration history
Humble said his most important
duty as chairman will be overseeing
the graduate program. He said he
cast final officer
who received 71 votes.
Don Heyen biology major from
Stafford won the race for junior
secretary with 111 votes. His oppo-
nent Roxanne Joiner elementary
education major from Midland got
Heyen currently a class senator
said he looks forward to serving
another year on Senate. He said be
wants to work on keeping the class
KACU-FM does said
Bono program director.
"A number of people really
helped us go over the top"
Hofheinz said the pledge drive
"felt the effects of the flat
economy in the area."
The station had to expand its
donor base and rely on a large
number of small donations in-
stead of a small number of large
ones she sold.
More people are involved In
public radio in the Abilene area
than ever before because pf the
pledge drive Hofheinz said.
Almost 1000 families or Indi-
viduals have donated to KACU
since it went on the air June 2
The money raised from this
semester's pledge drive was do-
nated by more than 340 different
individuals or families.
Building a full donor base
takes about 4 12 years said Tim
Graham station manager.
KACU-FM has been broad-
casting for only two years.
Currently underwriting pro-
vides about twice as much
money as the pledge drives
The pledge drives only ac-
count for about one-tenth of the
lead Bible graduates
also will work with the planning
and execution of the off-campus
graduate programs in about six ail-
lerent locations that offer graduate
credit in Bible. Humble said he will
be working closely with Dr. Charles
Siburt director of the Doctor of
Ministry program; Dr. Tony Ash
adviser of the Master of Ministry
program; and Dr. Bruce Evans
dean of the graduate school.
Humble said his best qualifica-
tions for the job arc his ad-
ministrative experience and his con-
tacts with the brotherhood.
"I've had administrative experi-
ence here in school and lots of trav-
el among the preachers of Churches
of Christ and this position just
needs to pull those two things
outside Moody Coliseum Tuesday night. Cronauer was the subject
of the now Robin Williams movie "Good Morning Vietnam."
"The junior class hasn't always
been real active together" he said.
He said publicity and organization
of activities would help the class
Next year's sophomores will be
led by Levi Turner communication
disorders major from Tulsa Okla.
who won" the presidency with 123
votes He defeated Wayne Stamps
accounting major from Panhandle
who received 100 votes.
total cost of operations Brad-
Volunteers played an impor-
tant role in the drive said Celia
Danforth volunteer director.
The volunteers consisted of
local supporters of KACU-FM
and more than 40 ACU students.
"The students made my job
very easy" Danforth said.
More than 30 people from a
local jazz and blues club showed
up at the station during the Sun-
day night jazz segment of Dr.
Cone Johnson a local physician
affectionately known as Dr. Jazz.
One of the premiums offered
to those who pledged was a
limited-edition Dr. Jazz coffee
mug that honored Johnson.
Johnson has "single-handedly
brought jazz to this market'
said Mary Lois Duke station de-
Johnson said he gives his time
to the station to promote jazz
music and educate people about
"our only native art form."
The station features a wide va-
riety of programming including
classical music at night light
music during the day and a vari-
ety of news programs.
Perry said KACU-FM pro-
vides "quality programming for
a quality community."
together" Humble said.
Dr. Royce Money executive
assistant to the president and former
chairman of the graduate division
said Humble is not an exact
replacement for his position
because with the addition of Siburt
the position has been subdivided.
Humble has overall responsibility
for oversight of the Doctor of
Ministry program the off-campus
graduate program and the on-cam-pus
graduate program Money said.
He said one of the reasons for the
delegation within the program was
the magnitude of responsibility the
chairman was taking on.
"The demands of the non-resident
programs" the Doctor of
Ministry and off-campus graduate
John Paul BrownlowOptlmbt
Donny Vaughn advertising major
from Littlefleld will serve as vice
president next year. He beat Ty
Lovell biblical studies major from
Hurst 142 votes to 78.
Alison Money won the race for
class treasurer with 127 votes.
Money accounting major from
Abilene beat Dennis Coleman pro-
fessional studies major from
Oklahoma City who received 97
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tion raised more than $i u.oou during tne tour-day pledge period that
programs have demanded more at-
tention because of their growth
Humble said in some ways he will
need to prepare for the position.
"What I'm just going to have to
do is go back and re-educate myself
about all the rules and regulations
and requirements of graduate work
the technicalities of admissions and
degree plans and degree programs
and get back into all those things"
Fair said he doesn't expect any
transition period though ''because
there are a number of divisional
directors who work in the depart-
ment and advisers who will keep the
normal nuts and bolts of the pro-
More than 1500 people gathered
in the mall area Tuesday evening to
hear Adrian Cronauer recount his
experiences as a disc jockey in
Cronauer whose experiences are
the basis for the movie "Good
Morning Vietnam" began his ad-
dress with a loud "Good evening
He spoke as part of "Cronauer in
Concert" the last event of the year
for the Students' Association's Ma-
jor Speakers Scries. Three student
bands warmed up the crowd.
He said much of the movie was
embellished by scriptwriters and he
said Robin Williams was much
funnier as a DJ than he was.
"He's a comedian I was a DJ"
Cronauer said. He said another key
- difference-was that while he-was 'do-'
ing 1960s-style radio Williams'
performance was 1988-and-beyond
However Cronauer said dealing
with Air Force news censorship was
a very real pan of his tenure in
He told the audience of a time
Barnett to serve
as SA secretary
By DAWN-ELIZABETH TREAT
Wednesday Edition Editor
Craig Barnett who said he has
wanted to be Students' Association
secretary since he was a freshman
will serve in that capacity next year.
The SA executive officers chose
him for the position. The sopho-
more radio-TV major from Carbon-
dale Colo. now must be approved
by two-thirds vote of the Senate be-
fore he is officially the SA secretary.
Barnett who has served on the
SA as freshman and sophomore
class senator said he was excited to
have been selected.
Charles Nelson artist-in-resldence
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when he watched a mine demolish a
restaurant where he had just finish-
ed eating then was told he could
not report the incident because he
had no confirmation of it.
He also defended the movie's
humorous viewpoint explaining
that although combat movies that
show the violence of the Vietnam
War are important he thinks por-
traying another facet of life in
Saigon was necessary.
"The war consisted of a lot of dif-
ferent things" he said. "It con-
sisted of a lot of serious things
sure. But it also consisted of
frivolous things and happy things
and sad things and light things and
heavy things and humorous things.
To concentrate only on one aspect
is at the best tunnel vision and at
the worst downright dishonest." "
Cronauer who has spoken on one
other college campus said he en-
joyed speaking at ACU.
"I've never been somewhere
when an audience hisses when I
said I was drinking a beer" he said
after the presentation. "But it was a
very good audience."
Kim Couch next year's SA vice
E resident said Barnett was selected
ecause he had experience with
Senate and enough time to do the
Couch junior biology major from
Garland said Barnett had shown a
commitment to Senate this year and
spent a lot of his time working in
the S A office.
"He's very dedicated and a hard
worker" she said. Barnett was
named Outstanding Senate Member
during his 1986-87 term as a
See Barnett p.8
at ACU talks on the air Wed
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ended Wednesday night.
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