Range Rider, Fall 2002 Page: Front Inside
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Note to the readerl: In each issue of Range Rider, Dr. Tur ner answers questions posed by alumni and friends of HSU.
Please send your questions to: Range Rider, President's Perspectlive, Box 16102, Abilene, TX 79698 or
Is HSU pursuing any new academic pro- the Skiles Social
grams or emphases (in addition to the Sciences Building, the
Honors Program you mentioned in the last Linebery Memorial
issue)? Clock Tower, Linebery
While we're very excited about the potential Boulevard (new entrance on east campus), and the
for an Honors Program, we have a number of other renovation of Caldwell Hall. We've also purchased
academic areas that are growing and blossoming. existing apartments on Cedar Street, now known as
Our physical therapy department received news the Wolf Ministerial Student Housing Complex.
from the Council on Accreditation of the American HSU is grateful to the many donors in our last
Physical Therapy Association that Hardin- campaign who have made these significant campus
Simmons has been approved as the first university improvements possible.
in Texas to begin offering the Doctor of Physical Since we don't anticipate increasing the size of
Therapy degree. our student body significantly in the near future,
HSU has also recently partnered with Texas we are hopeful that most of our classroom and
Tech to allow HSU graduates who complete a faculty office needs will be met for a while. Our
prescribed undergraduate curriculum to enter Trustees will review our current physical plant and
Tech's master's programs in engineering in their facilities master plan during the coming months, as
newly established engineering center in Abilene. we consider a number of needs and desires.
This program will allow HSU students interested in While our primary focus in fundraising for
majoring in engineering to receive their baccalau- the next several years will be on increasing our
reate degree from us, then move directly into a endowment, a number of physical projects will also
master's program in engineering right here in be considered. Among projects to be examined are
Abilene. needs for upgrading several of our residence halls.
The Holland School of Sciences Hunter Hall is of particular concern as a dormitory
and Mathematics has approved a new because of its many physical needs and its location.
undergraduate major in environmental We've converted some of its first-floor rooms into
science (with options for a B.A. or a B.S. office space, and are evaluating the wisdom of
degree) that will complement our master's converting more. Also, we will consider building
program in environmental management. more campus apartments-students today prefer
Our new Center for Literacy and Learning in apartment-style living much more than dormitory
the Irvin School of Education has extended our life.
focus on dyslexia and other reading-related Additionally, we shall consider adding library
learning disabilities, and will work at promoting space, new or renovated quarters for the psychol-
literacy in Abilene and the Big Country ogy department and family psychology counseling
We are in various stages of developing center, and a wellness center. As always, several
new locations (beyond current programs in existing campus buildings need remodeling and/or
Corpus Christi, and Hurst-Euless-Bedford) renovating. HSU will consider adding softball as a
to offer our master's programs in theology and in new NCAA sport (would require a new field), and
education. we have long needed a soccer field. Also, we must
Finally, several other new degree programs are determine how we will use and restore the Olsen
at differing levels of exploration and discussion, House north of campus. Finally, our campus streets
though none is sufficiently advanced to bring need to be resurfaced, although it's difficult to raise
forward at this time. funds for such a project, and even more difficult to
commit limited budget dollars.
What long-term building plans-besides While there are most certainly other potential
those currently under construction--does projects that will be brought forward, these are the
HSU want to pursue? ones that have been placed on the drawing board
Hardin-Simmons is blessed with excellent for future consideration. We know from experience
physical facilities, and we're anxiously looking that some of these projects will readily find donors
forward to improving these with construction of who are interested in supporting them.
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