The Brand (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 94, No. 7, Ed. 1, Wednesday, April 26, 2006 Page: 1 of 6
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APRIL 20 2000
Brent Walker of the
Baptist Joint Committee in
Washington D.C. speaks at the
T. B. Maston Lecture series.
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Tri-Collegiate Opera stages
Johann Strauss' comic opera
at The Paramount April 28
Over 4000 youth enjoyed
HSU's recreation of Western
Does Lucky Number Slevin
add up to the hype?
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by Crystal Koc
Western literature fans
heads up! Celebrated author and
journalist Elmer Kelton will be
the featured speaker for Hardin-
Simmons University's Mclntyre
Distinguished Speaker Series. He
will be sharing his passion wit
and unmatched knowledge of
western lore with Abilene audi-
ences on Thursday April 27 at
7 p.m. in Behrens Auditorium.
Admission is free.
The Mclntyre Distinguished
Speaker Series honors the memory
of Dr. Harold and Alma Mclntyre
and brings to the Abilene com-
munity speakers of extraordinary
character who exemplify the goals
and mission of IISU.
The author of over forty-five
novels and a dozen non-fiction
books will speak on West Texas
and his writing. He is a well-
known and loved western writer
HSU Says Farewell To This Year's Retiring
by Crystal Koe & Gideon Hill
As the l05-'o6 school year
draws to a close HSU bids a veiy
fond farewell to six members of fac-
ulty who have given a tremendous
part of their lives to the school
Dr. Robert Hamner Dr. Derrell
Moore Dr. Charles Garraway Dr.
Terry Bratton Dr. Charles White
and Dr. (sorry I forgot Gideon will
have it). The six have taken this
opportunity to share With the stu-
dent body a few nuggets of wisdom
while saying their goodbyes.
Dr. Robert Hamner
Dr. Robert Hamner has been
a member of the HSU family for 35
years. Joining the faculty of HSU
in 1970 Dr. Hamner has contrib-
uted much to the development
of the English Department and
was awarded the rank of Senior.
Professor. He and his wife Carol
who works in the Richardson
Library look forward to some
"unscheduled free time" after their
retirement. Dr. Hamner's words to
the student body are as follows:
"I appreciate the privilege of
being involved in the education
(formal as well as informal) of stu-
dents even when some of them
care less than I do for their own
learning. I appreciate the support
and camaraderie of faculty and
staff over the years. I could not
have survived without faith and
The greatest asset for the stu-
dent beyond a common degree of
intelligence is the motivation to
achieve. The biggest problem in
the classroom and our society is
an unearned sense of entitlement.
Ignorance is bliss only because the
ignorant know no better. For that
reason radical fundamentalism
based on a system of blind faith
whether it lies abroad or here in
home can lead only to self-delusion
and disaster. That makes the
HSU motto all the more essential:
'Education enlightened by faith."'
Dr. Derrell Moore
Dr. Derrell Moore has been
the assistant professor of account-
ing in the Kelley College of Business
for 15 years. His plans for after
his retirement are a combination
Features Western Author
with three novels in Reader's
Digest Condensed Books. Four of
his books have won the Western
Heritage Award from the National
Cowboy Hall of Fame and seven
others have won the Spur Award
from Western Writers of America.
Dr. Robert Hamner (Courtesy
of pleasure and business; he will
be heading to New Mexico to join
his wife at their new home there
hoping to establish a local area
accounting practice while having
the time to pursue more leisurely
pursuits with his wife. Dr. Moore
has this to say to the remaining
"I believe every student has
their own God-given aptitudes for
different things. As they are gifts
from God we should use them
to the fullest. All we have to do
is determine what they are and
develop them as best we can. These
aptitudes aren't necessarily what
we enjoy the most or what our
interests are as interests change
as life progresses. What I mean by
aptitudes is what we do best- even-
tually this is what we will be happi-
est with over the years.
It will be hard to determine
what these aptitudes are by our-
selves. I sent my children to a
company in Dallas called Johnson
O'Connor when they were younger.
Years later they have realized that
the results they got are almost
exactly what they ended up doing
(and doing well) and loving. God
gave us these aptitudes now we
have o determine what they are
and utilize them."
Dr. Charles Garraway
This is Dr. Charles Garraway
36th year on the forty acres. He is
the longest standing department
head in the history of HSU heading
the Political Science department
since 1970. He has given a great
deal to the school; Dr. Garraway
established the Southwestern
model United Nations conference
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In 1996 Kelton was selected as the
Best Western Writer of All Time
placing him above legendary liter-
ary figures like Louis L'Amour and
He is the recipient of hon-
orary doctorates from HSU and
Texas Tech University and was pre-
sented with a lifetime achievement
award by the National Cowboy
Symposium in Lubbock Texas.
More information on Elmer Kelton
and his writing can be found on his
official website elmerkelton.net.
Kelton's works are available in the
Hardin Simmons Bookstore
15 years ago. He will be sad to leave
his office in the Skiles building his
fourth office since he joined the
faculty of HSU. Dr. Garraway is
looking forward to filling his retire-
ment years with travel study golf
and time with his wife. Here is his
farewell to HSU:
"It has been a great journey
for me here. My wife and I never
expected to stay this long thirty-
six years is probably thirty years
more than I thought at the time!
We have had a long association
with HSU working here and hav-
ing my children attend HSU. It
has been wonderful to watch my
former students grow up and have
the opportunity to teach their chil-
dren as well.
Continued on Page 2....
Dr. Derrell Moore (photo courtesy
of University Communications)
Dr Charles Garraway (photo cour-
tesy oUnivesity Communications)
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