The Optimist (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 77, No. 54, Ed. 1, Friday, April 21, 1989 Page: 1 of 6
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College life strengthens fraternal tie
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Volume 77 Number 54
SA approves election
By BETTY BATTROS
The Students' Association voted
unanimously to approve the 1989
SA special election policy for the
new election of SA president.
Petitions were available April 20
at 1 p.m. and can be picked up in
the SA office.
The candidates must have their
petitions completed with 50
signatures and I.D. numbers from
qualified voters. Deadline to turn in
petitions to the SA office will be
Sunday April 23 at 5 p.m.
Both the speeches and the elec-
tion will be Monday April 24.
The election policy is the same as
the last one except that all cam
paigning will be by word of mouth
and no write-in candidates will be
Also candidates must sign a
statement saying if the election
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Sheila Dove freshman social work major from Orange and
Angela Hugus freshman recreation major from Highland Ind.
seek relief from the West Texas heat Wednesday as they buy
ACU to offer new degree in
By AMANDA APPLETON
Students next fall can obtain a
bachelor of science degree In elec-
trical engineering from ACU
because of an agreement between
ACU and the University of Texas
According to the agreement stu-
dents in the program will attend
ACU for three years then transfer
to UT-Dallas for a year.
Two to receive
By JENNIFER ANN PUCILOWSKl
One male student and one female
student will be selected by the
Award Committee this week to
receive the first Margaret L.
Teague Spirit of ACU Award. The
award recipients will be announced
in Chapel the last week of April.
Dr. Gary D McCaleb vice
president and dean of campus life
said an anonymous donor wanted to
establish an award to honor
Margaret "Peggy" Teague wife of
President William J. Teague and
the donor wanted to express appre-
ciation for' all she has done for
"It's one more occasion of a very
nice award that not only recognizes
policies are violated they will be
disqualified from being president
for the 1989-1990 school year.
Darren Duvall senior biology ma-
jor from Austin will not be allowed
to run in the election as decided in
Lance simply did what
stitution says we should
Monday's SA meeting.
Lance McAlister SA president is
the chairman of the special election
Members of his committee are
Jennifer Fogerson Tommy O'Con-
Upon completion of the required
129 hours students will receive
degrees in micro-electronics.
Students who continue to study at
UT-Dallas for a second year will
receive bachelor of science degrees
in electrical engineering from that
The total number of hours for the
five-year program will be 164 with
95 at ACU and 69 at UT-Dallas.
President William J. Teague and
Dr. Robert H. Rutford president of
an appreciation for Mrs. Teague"
McCaleb said "but also allows for
outstanding students to not only be
recognized but to be able to assist
them in their ability to attend
The award is to be applied to the
tuition and fees for both semesters
of the 1989-90 academic year.
Nominees are recommended by
members of the faculty administra-
tion or student body.
Students must be undergraduates
having completed 58 semester hours
at ACU with a grade point average
of at least 2.50. They also must
demonstrate an "energetic com-
mitment to the historic values of
Abilene Christian University in-
cluding caring serving excelling"
nor John Hindman Andy Adkins
John Noster and Robin Gombert.
Also in Wednesday's SA meeting
Burke Brack senior class senator
made a movement to open the floor
for discussion about Monday's
he believed the con
About 50 students were there
most of whom wanted to appeal to
the SA's decision to disqualify Dar-
ren from running again.
Members of the SA stood by their
snow cones at Cajun Cones In the University Hills shopping
center parking lot. Scott Sewell senior marketing major from
Florence Ala. prepares the Icy treats for for the two students.
UT-Dallas signed the agreement
The contract guarantees that if
the academis requirement are met
as stated in the program all hours
will transfer and the student will be
accepted into the Dallas program.
Students who plan to enter the
program must meet the prere-
quisites of both schools maintain a
satisfactory performance in their
classes and be recommended by a
representative of ACU.
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decision and no motion was made
by the Senate to examine the issue
"Lance simply did what he be-
lieved the constitution says we
should do" said Mike Carr SA
McAlister addressed the Senate
saying thi decision was the right
one. The decision may not have
been the most popular thing to do
but they were doing what they
thought was right by upholding the
constitution he said.
"I'm very sorry that this happen-
ed at the end of what I thought was
a very successful year" McAlister
Many Senate members expressed
that their decision was not against
"I think the thing we voted on
was an issue not a person" said
Curt McClellan senior class vice
Students who receive financial aid
from ACU can apply to the UT-
Dallas School of Engineering and
Computer Science for continuing
The electrical engineering pro-
gram emphasizes high technology
with a specialization in micro-electronics.
Graduates from the five-year pro-
gram can find employment in
aircraft defense and other fields.
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Missy Bowler senior social work major from Pittsfiold Ma.
voiced her life experiences and how ACU has benefited her
life during Wednesday's Chapel. Seniors will speak in Chapel
for the next tvo weeks.
of curriculum study
By DONNA BARNETT
The Core Curriculum Committee
composed of 14 faculty members is
about to complete a two-year study
that if approved will restructure
the undergraduate curriculum at
When the committee completes
the study the faculty and Dr.
Royce Money vice president and
provost will review the plan.
If the plan is approved it proba-
bly will take about two years to go
into effect said Dr. Roger Gee
associate professor of education and
chairman of the committee.
The goal of the committee is to
design a "core program that will
develop a unified planned and gen-
eral educational program" he said.
The committee appointed by Dr.
C.G. Gray professor of education
and vice president for academic af-
fairs met for the first time during
the fall of 1987.
Since then members of the com-
mittee have met about 45 times.
Their task began with learning
Two to plan
Kyle Douthit and Sue Fleming
have been selected to serve as
co-chairmen for Homecoming
Douthit junior finance major
from Dallas was the chairman of
the Homecoming '88 Special Ac-
tivities Committee and has work-
ed with the Students' Association
Major Speaker Committee.
Fleming junior marketing ma-
jor from Beaumont served on
the Special Activities Committee
and is in W Club and the
Business Administration Coun-
cil. The co-chairmen organize and
plan the Homecoming activities
Friday April 21 1989
about the aims of the Outcomes
Members of that committee iiad
outlined 50 changes they would likjc
to sec in the undergraduate cur-
riculum. The core committee then exam-
ined the current requirements and
"what was being done in the
various disciplines to meet those
listed outcomes" Gee said.
Committee members also were
asked to review educational litera-
ture such as The Closing of the
American Mind by Allan Bloom.
The committee also conducted a
comparative study of curriculum in
other colleges and universities such
as the University of Michigan
Baylor University Brigham Young
University and Princeton University-Members
of the Core Curriculum
Committee are: Shirley Alexander
Dr. Tony Ash Dr. Rae Adams Dr.
Gary Colvin Dr. David Dillman
Dr. Jerry Drennan Dr. Valdy
Eichmann Joy Fair Dr. Paul Mor-
ris Dr. Gregory Powell Dr. Brad
Reid and Dr. Jack Welch.
including class reunions the
Homecoming Queen's Court and
the Homecoming Musical.
Fleming said she and Douthit
are looking to fill eight commit-
tees: Alumni Activities Friday
Chapel Saturday Chapel Golf
Promotion Queen's Activities
Reunions and Student Activities.
She said the Special Activities
Committee will be expanded to
involve more people in the
Fleming said she and Douthit
'arc looking for people to chair
the committees as well as to
serve in them.
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