The War Whoop (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 46, No. 18, Ed. 1, Wednesday, February 26, 1969 Page: 1 of 4
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ABILENE TEXAS. FEBRUARY 26. 1969
Approximately 300 students
are expected on McMurry cam-
pus February 28 and March 1 for
the fifth annual Student Week-
end according to the Student
The Student Association-sponsored
activities arc coordinated
through the Student Promotion
Office to give prospective stu-
dents an over-all view of college
life on the McMurry campus.
McMurry College has announc-
ed that the Reading Dynamics
Course designed by the Evelyn
Wood Reading Dynamics Institute
would be offered on campus to
students and faculty this spring.
Evelyn Wood Reading Dynam-
ics a course in rapid reading
comprehension and study effi-
ciency has been praised by many
of our nation's leading educators.
Flans call for Reading Dynam-
ics becoming a regular part of
the McMurry curriculum and
consideration is now being given
by faculty and administration
members to inclusion of the
course on a one-hour credit basis.
The committee on curriculum
is favorably supporting the offer-
ing of credit for those taking the
course according to Dr. Porter J.
Crow dean of faculty. The fac-
ulty will discuss the proposal at
its March 5 meeting.
"In the past many McMurry
students have availed themselves
of the excellent Reading Dynam-
ics course in Abilene and in
other institutions throughout the
nation" said Dr. Crow.
"It is now possible to offer
Reading Dynamics directly to our
students in our classrooms on
campus through a program sim-
iliar to the ones now being con-
ducted on over 50 college cam-
Bids Mar. 1
Women's spring rush season
will formally close Saturday
when students wishing to pledge
sign bids at 9 a. m. in the Social
Invitations from the individual
clubs should then be picked up
Saturday at 1 p. m. in Dean
Any girl meeting grade require-
ments and having attended the
Interclub Council Rush Tea and
each of the formal rush parties
to which she was invited may
sign a preference to one of the
clubs giving her a bid.
Any student who plans to
pledge but who is unable to at-
tend the Saturday morning meet-
ing must contact Mrs. Chappell
Pledging activities for the
women's clubs will begin next
All McMurry students arc in-
vited to participate in the sched-
Friday. Feb. 26
4 p.m. Registration of visitors
in Radford Social Hall upstairs
in Radford Student Life Cen-
ter. 4-5 p.m. Tours of the campus.
4:30-6:30 p.m. Dinner served
puses throughout the United
States" Dr. Crow explained.
To acquaint students with the
course free hour-long orienta-
tions will be held in Cooke Build-
ing Room 107 at 4 and 7:30 p.m.
on Thursday February 27 and
Friday February 28.
Reading Dynamics guarantees
to at least triple a person's read-
ing speed in all types of material
keeping the same or better com-
prehension in only 8 weeks.
Classes meet once a week for
3 hours for eight consecutive
weeks and are generally held in
"Skills taught in the Reading
Dynamics program are of great
benefit to all those in the pro-
cess of acquiring an education on
an on-going basis for their total
lives" said Crow because Read-
ing Dynamics "is not only a course
in rapid reading but also a life-
time program. It is particularly
attuned to the needs of today's
students who have masses of in-
formation to digest and corres-
pondingly little time in which to
"We are happy to be among
the first colleges in the nation to
offer this excellent course on an
'on-campus' basis" Dean Crow
"This is the same course taught
at the request of President Ken-
nedy to the top members of his
staff" he explained "and Mc-
Murry graduates will receive the
same lifetime privileges that are
a regular part of the Evelyn
Wood Reading Dynamics pro-
gram." The Reading Dynamics class
will be taught in Room 107 Cooke
Building on the McMurry Cam-
pus and seating will be limited.
Students requesting further in-
formation on the Reading Dynam-
ics course should call 672-6413 or
stop by the permanent Institute
offices at 1155 North 3rd.
Watkins To Conduct
Preacher for the worship serv-
ice on Thursday February 27 at
9:30 u. m. will be LeRoy Watkins.
Watkins is a McMurry senior
and student pastor at Eula Meth-
The voluntary worship serv-
ices are held weekly in Radford
at Iris Graham Dining Hall.
7 p.m. Welcome to campus and
Indian Revue Radford.
8 p.m. Dance for visitors and
McMurry Students Gym.
Saturday Mar. 1
8 a.m. Breakfast served in Iris
Graham Dining Hall.
9-9:30 a.m. Meeting with col-
lege officials and administra-
9:30 a.m. Band concert Rad-
ford. 10:15-10:30 a.m. Coke break in
10:30-12 a.m. Meetings with
faculty and department chair-
men. 12 a m. 1:15 p m. Lunch serv-
ed at Iris Graham Dining Hall.
1:30-2:15 p.m. Chanters Con-
2:15-3 p.m. General Informa
tion assembly with student
TSTA State Con
Family Affair for
It's a family affair for the Por
ter Crows father mother and
son who will all participate in
the Texas State Teachers Assn.
state convention in Fort Worth
February 27-March 1.
Dr. Porter Crow dean of the
faculty at McMurry and Dr. Mary
E. Crow member of the speech
department at Hardin-Simmons
University will attend the con-
vention over which their son
Court will preside.
Dr. Larry Jackson Named
As Spring Willson Lecturer
Dr. Larry A. Jackson provost
of Callison College will speak on
"The Now Generation" during the
spring Willson lectures March
To Dean's List
Twelve students were inadver-
tently omitted from the fall
Dean's List in last week's issue
of the War Whoop increasing the
total number of honor students
Four of the twelve students
maintained a 4.00 grade average
for the semester. They were
John William Bryant Kathy
Moore Luella Taylor and Pam
Other students listed include:
Walter Baker Barbara Brccdlove
Kathy Huston Mary Anne Kunz
Patricia McClintock Nell Patty
Richard Lee Puckett and Cynthia
PAINTERS AT WORK .... Putting lho finishing touches on the
backdrop for lho Talonl Show for Student Week-end are Eddio
Harrison Shcrric Pipkin and Jean Williams.
A senior elementary education
major at Texas Christian Univer-
sity Court Crow is presently
serving as president of the 7000-
member TSEA a state-wide asso-
ciation of college students who
plan to enter the teaching pro-
fession. Dr. Crow will be narrator for a
drama presentation entitled
"Changing Images of the Teacher
in American Drama" which will
be presented Friday night by the
Dr. Jackson has been provost
of Callison one of the cluster col-
leges of University of the Pacific
He has a varied background. A
former navigator in the U. S. Air
Force he served in England dur-
ing World War II. After the war
he directed the student center at
Munich Germany for the Amer-
ican Friends Service Committee.
From 1949-51 he was director
of public relations and alumni
affairs for Wofford College
Spartanburg S. C. He later
served as associate minister of
the Central Methodist Church in
Florence S. C and as minister
of the English Speaking Church
at Santiago Chile from 1957-59.
Then for five years he was di-
rector of Santiago College in
Dr. Jackson has been a pro-
fessor in the department of re-
ligious studies University of the
Pacific since 1964.
He holds the A.B. degree from
Wofford College and the bachelor
of divinity from Union Theol-
ogical Seminary. His doctor of
divinity was conferred by Uni-
versity of Pacific.
Theater Aits Dept. of TCU.
Saturday morning Dr. Mary
Crow will serve as consultant for
a workshop on "The Teaching of
Moral and Ethical Values in the
U. S. Representative Jim Wiight
of Ft. Worth will speak Friday
afternoon on "Changing Perspec-
tives in Our Community."
Others from Abilene appear-
ing on the three-day program are
Mrs. Jewell Harris Jefferson
Junior High School speech and
drama teacher and president-elect
of the Texas State Teachers Assn.
and Dr. Harold Wilkinson Abi-
lene Christian College.
Students attending from Mc-
Murry are Linda Abies Betty K.
Albert Cyndy Berry Nancy Bra-
shears Katie Harrison Chris
Higgins Manuel High Patsy Mar-
entes Betty Nichols Pete Nichols
and Charles Wiggins.
Accompanying the group will
be Betty Bradley associate pro-
fessor of education.
The second annual plo-cat.
ing conteit will be held in the
cafeteria Sunday March 3 at
Roger Powell coordinator
of the conieit. requests that
each social club both men's
and womon's send a represen-
tative to pariicipaie. The win-
ner in the men's division and
In the women's division will re.
celve a $5 gift certificate.
Club presidents should con-
tact Powell in the cafeteria to
tell him who will represent
Free cokes will be provided
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The War Whoop (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 46, No. 18, Ed. 1, Wednesday, February 26, 1969, newspaper, February 26, 1969; Abilene, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth104084/m1/1/: accessed October 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting McMurry University Library.