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MB* USpS No 133
Annual production of Messiah to be performed Saturday
1 "Messiah" presentation will be four Featured in this year's prodi
TSU NEWS SERVICE University. '
Sponsored by the Cross Timbers
The annual holiday production of Fine Arts Council and the Depart-
Haridel's "Messiah" will be ment of Fine Arts and Speech at the
presented Saturday, December 3 on University, the musical will begin
the campus of Tarleton State at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the
Short courses in
farm and ranch
begin this month
, A series of short courses in
Microcomputer Applications in
Farm and Ranch Management have
been scheduled ort the campus of
Tarleton State University.
The programs are sponsored by
the Texas Agricultural Extension
Service and the Texas Agricultural
Experiment Station in cooperation
with the Division of Continuing
Education and the Department of
CIS and Management at TSU.
On-farm and ranch microcom-
puters are becoming a profitable
management tool for Texas farmers,
ranchers and agribusiness firms.
These courses were developed to
provide indepth subject matter train-
ing and hands-on computer use of
software available from the private
sector and Texas A&M University.
The $125 registration fee includes
educational materials, spreadsheet
software used in the course and four
meals. The enrollment in each
course will be limited to ensure the
opportunity for hands-on computer
use and a high staff-participant ratio.
The series begins on December
7-9 with "Electronic Spread-
sheets". Scheduled throughout next
year are Farm and Ranch Accoun-
ting, Jan. 4-6, 1989; Advanced
Spreadsheets, May 3-5; and Whole
Farm and Ranch Planning,
December 6-8, 1989.
More information on any of the
• courses or on registration is
available by calling Dr. Ashley
Lovell, Extension Economist, Texas
A&M Research and Extension Ser-
■ ' vice, at 817-968-4144. The mailing
address is Route 2, Box 1, Stephen-
ville, Texas 76401.
Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center.
Members of the Cross Timbers
Civic Chorale, a volunteer choir
made up of amateur vocalists from
throughout the Cross Timbers
region, will perform the ?'Messiah"
and a selection of Christmas carols
entitled "Feast of Carols". The
Choir is under the direction of Dr.
Charles Rives, director of choirs at
Joining the Chorale for the
professional vocalists performing
the leads and accompaniment will
be provided by professional players
from the Dallas and Fort Worth
Tarleton's Roy Howard scores two for the Texans in scoring,
in their game with the Bisons. Howard leads the team
averaging 16.3 points per game.
'Messiah' to feature 'Feast of Carols' accompaniment
"Feast of Carols," a collection
of Christmas Carols set to special
accompaniment, will be included in
the program this year when the
Cross Timbers Civic Chorale
presents Handel's "Messiah."
The production is scheduled for
.. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, December 3 in
the auditorium of the. Clyde H.
Wells Fine Arts Center on the cam-
pus of Tarleton State University.
Sponsored annually by the Cross
Timbers Fine Arts Council and ihe
Department of Fine Arts and Speech
at the University, the musical has
become a traditional favorite in this
The Chorale, under the direction
of Dr. Charles Rives, began
preparation for the concert in Oc-
tober. Meeting one night a week,
members of the volunteer choir
often have to travel extensively to
participate in the special program.
Members of this year's Chorale in-
clude many who have been singing
in the "Messiah" for years and
ethers who are enjoying their first
time in the show.
Adding something new each year
to an old favorite. Dr. Rives always
tries to select a new musical presen-
tation to compliment the work by
Handel. This year the Chorale will are familiar to area audiences. Carol
accompanied by Laurie Bratten
Reuter on the piano as they perform
"Feast of Carols." The work was
first done just a few years ago by
the Texas Christian University
Choir and the Dallas Symphony
Four featured professional
vocalists will join the Chorale for
the presentation of the "Messiah."
Several of the featured performers
Final Examination Schedule - 1988 Fall Semester
8-10:30 AM 11:30-2 PM 3-5:30 PM 6:30-9 PM
8 TTH 9:30,TTH
Freshman Thurs night classes
English that meet weekly &
TTH 6:00 PM classes
10:10 MWF Sophomore
1 MWF &
Wed. 11:15 MWF 3:10 PM
Dec. 14 ' V
Freshman Mon night classes
Chemistry, that meet weekly &
MW 6:00 PM classes
2:30 TTH Tues night classes
that meet weekly &
TTH 7:30 PM classes
2:05 MWF Wed night classes
& 1-5 W that meet, weekly &
VIW 7'30 PM closes
Pyle, director of choirs at the Glen
Rose ISD, Gayle Hart, director of
music at the Colonial Hills United
Methodist Church in San Antonio
and Dr. Cody Garner, a member of
the music faculty at the University
of Texas at. San Antonio, all ap-
peared in the 1987 production. The
fourth special guest is Jose Schekner
of North Texas State University.
See Messiah on page 7
will be tenor Jose Schekner of North'
Texas State University; contralto
Carol Pyle, director of choirs in the
Glen Rose ISD; soprano Gayle
Hart, director of music at the Col-
onial Hills United Methodist Church
in San Antonio; and bass Cody
Garner, a member of the music-
faculty at the University of Texas
at San Antonio.
The "Feast of Carols" is a col-
lection of familiar Christmas songs
set to a lush accompaniment. Includ-
ed in the «ieee are "O Come, O
Come Emmani'el,' "The Holly and
the ivy" and "God Rest Ye Merry
Gentlemen" and "We Wieh You a
Merry Christmas". Laurie Brattern
Reuter, a part time member of the
TSU music faculty, will accompany
the Chorale for this selection.
Tickets for the performance are
$5 for adults and $3 for senior
citizens and students. They are
available from members of the
Chbrale of may be purchased at the .
Fine Arts Center Central Ticket Of-
fice from 12:30 to 2:30 and from
4 to 5:30 p.m. weekdays.
offered this month
The National Safety Council's
Defensive Driving course will be of-
fered once more this year on Mon-
day and Tuesday, December 5 and
6, on the campus of Tarleton State
Offered through the University's
Division of Continuing Education,
the eight-hour course is taught by
Bobby Hart, District DPS Safety
Officer. Using lectures, displays
and films, the class teaches drivers
to recognize an accident in the mak-
ing and suggests proper defensive
reactions, . /
Registration for the'course is $25.
Class will meet from 6 to 10 p.m.
each night in room 118 of tlie
Humanities Building. For more in-
formation contact the Continuing
Education offices at 817-958-9300.
Winter Dance for
all on Friday , in
Add some excitement to your life,
come join the fun at the "Winter
Wonderland Dance" sponsored by
The dance will be held Friday
December 2, from 7-11 p.m. in the '
Ballroom. Admission will be $2 per
person and the dress is semi-formal.
Music will be provided by "The
We all get those late night "mun-
chies" during finals and T-CAB has
the solution, "Final Snacks."
They will begin December 7 and „
8 and continue on the 11 and 12.
They will begin each night at^ p.m.
and end at 11 p.m. You must have
Pre-registration sets new record
By BEN TINSLEY
a TSU I.D.
The Dick Smith Library will extend its hours during the final ex-
Wednesday, Dec. 7, 1988 8 a.m.-12 midnight
Thursday, Dec. 8. 1988 8 a.m.-12 midnight
Friday; Dec. 9, 1988 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 10; 1988 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 11, 1.988 1 p.m.-12 midnight
Monday. Dec. 12, 1988 8 a.m.-12 midnight
Tuesday. Dec. 13, 1988 8 a.m.-12 midnight
Wednesday, Dec. 14, 1988 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Attendance at Tarleton Pre-
Registration this semester was the
highest it nas cvei L'uen, said TSU
Registrar John Whiting, "The head-
count was ^ tMt'i' which went
over our original cs,:i..:ate of 3150.
"It was a big jump," he said.
The original estimate, he said,
was derived from 80-percent.of the
target population. "What we do in
making these estimates," he said,
"is delete a certain number of can-
didates for graduation, delete the
graduate students, and delete the an-
ticipated loss of students for nexf
-cmestcr." The difference between
:he original estimate of 3150 and the
actual turnout of 3636. he said, is
impressive ' It's a ' inmp. '■
This mea; 'hat those ^ ho will go
through reg.uvr registration will be
a small giV'ip. and we'il have two
days, January 10 and 11, to register
them." He said the only major
change made during this pre-
registnuion was the date of required
tuiti' n payments being moved to
J ■marv to coincide with the pay-
' deadline tor those who will
register dv:*>!J fhe normal registra-
Whitinu >a'd he docs hope that
regular registration will in effect
become late registration once the
students get used to registering
"The new Telephone Registration
System coming into effect next
semester will be replacing pre-
ree^tration, though. It has to. The
change is only a few months away."
he said. "Telephone registration is
an orderly process that will make us
more competitive. It was its time,
and it happened."
The important dates remaining.
he said, are the registration dates
already specified, and registration
for night students, which will be
January 10 in the Fine Arts Theatre.
"There's also our off-campus
registration in Brownwood, Fort
Worth, Copper's Cove, Waco and
Burleson for graduate students on-
ly. That's a pattern we've had for
a long time."
"I feel we have at'least 250 to
register in those locations, but we
should have it down to a minimum,
once Telephone Registration kicks
in," he said.
Five days "!i set aside for ex-
ams, December 8 through 14
''We matched n-e patterns of tests
with their attendant time as much
as possible, in that ught classes, will
have their tests during the time they
would have had class, and will not
test on a Friday."
TSU Christmas in
mall area tonight
By MEGAN MESSlfcK
The Special Events Committee is
holding the Annual Tarleton
Christmas Program on Thursday,
December 1, 6:00 p.m. in the mall
area north of the administration
Dr. Barry B. Thompson will con-
duct the lighting ceremony and ig-
nite the tree lights. A tree decorating
contest is being held for clubs and
organizations competing for the best
The TSU chamber choir will be
singing Christmas carols, and the'
sixth grade intermediate choir will
be performing alongside the
.Methodist handbell choir.
A visit from Santa Claus will-
highlight the evening festivities.
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