The J-TAC (Stephenville, Tex.), Ed. 1 Thursday, November 2, 1989 Page: 1 of 4
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TARLETON STATE UNIVERSITY
POSTAGE PAID USPS NO.'133
STEPHENVILLE, TEXAS 76401
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1989
HE BEST PART OF THE TEXAS A&M SYSTEM
TSU rallies back into first in TIAA
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By Michael Marbach
i Two weeks ago, the Texans
were looking down the throat of
defeat. HPU defeated the Tex-
ans, 44-7, and took a sole first
place lead in the T.I.A.A.
The T.I.A.A. is a very un-
predictable conference. Thus, the
Texans are no longer looking at
a second place standing in the
conference. They have once
more moved into a tie for first
with Howard Payne.
The Yellowjackets, who only
held on to the first place position
for one week, lost to Austin Col-
lege this past Saturday 31-21.
The Yellowjackets jumped out
to an early lead 21-9, but could
not hold on. The Kangaroos'
defense only allowed the Yellow-
jacket offense 24 total yards the
Howard Payne only had four
first downs, all * coming on
penalties. The Yellowjackets also
blocked a punt for a touchdown,
and forced a safety. They also
tackled Howard Payne runners
11 times for losses of 83 yards
and recorded 10 sacks for losses
of 63 yards. It is also the third
week in a row Austin College
claimed the defensive player of
the week award.
All this leads back to the Tex-
ans going back on top of the
Yet, should we thank them?
We still have to play the
Kangaroos in two weeks.
Hopefully, the Kangaroos"
defense will not be a factor.
Don't get your hopes up.
Not only did the Yellowjackets
go down in defeat, but the
winless, until this week,
McMurry Indians scampered by
Midwestern. Just goes to prove
crazy things always happen in
However, there is a catch to
their win. Midwestern controll-
ed the ball with just four seconds
left in the game. But on fourth
down, Midwestern elected to
punt instead of just falling on the
Bad mistake, because the
McMurry punt returner rambled
74 yards for the winning
touchdown. Why they punted the
football, nobody knows.
This past weekend's games
seemed to have been a sort of
revenge. Earlier in the season,
HPU defeated Austin College,
Midwestern rambled by
McMurry, and Sul Ross upset
However, the second go
around was not so sweet for the
victorious teams in the early
season matchups. All three
games were turnarounds, with
the losing team in the early
season match up coming out on
top this past week.
With the Texans' win over Sul
Ross, and the Howard Payne
loss, the Texans' chances of a
playoff spot are still permissible.
The Texans are currently 6-2,
and are ranked 26th in the NAIA
divisin II polls. Howard Payne is
ranked 27th with a 6-3 record.
One of their losses is not a con-
ference loss and has no effect on
the Conference Standings.
However, in the National
ratings, it does. That is why the
Texans are ranked one spot ahead
of the Yellowjackets.
For the Texans to make the
Playoffs, they must not lose any
of their remaining games. Also,
they must be ranked in the top
20, which is still possible.
If both Tarleton and Howard
Payne finish tied for first in the
T.I.A.A., co-champions will be
declared. But for either of the
. teams to go to the playoffs they
must be ranked in the top 20. The
one ranked the best will go.
Because of the 44-7 loss to
Howard Payne two weeks ago,
this week's game will be of great
importance. So the Texans must
score a lot of points and win
If they do so, they will enhance
their chances of a playoff spot.
The toughest challenge the Tex-
ans must overcome is Austin
The Texans will face off with
the Kangaroos in two weeks.
However, top priority is"
Midwestern this week at home.
The Texans really need to put
their heads together, and play
their best game.
New promotions announced
Jergins . .. -
By Ben Tinsley
Editor In Chief
Tarleton State University
President Dr. Barry B. Thomp-
son announced Monday the pro-
motions of three Tarleton
employees who will fill job
vacancies left open by former
Associate Vice-President Mike
Leese, who resigned his position
Former Director of Student
Activities Rusty Jergins, Former
Director of Placement and
School Relations Dr. Sandy
Hunter, and Financial Aid
Counselor Robert Wolaver, will
be promoted to fill those vacan-
cies as of Nov. 1.
Jergins will assume the posi-
tion of Dean of Students. His
duties will consist of administer-
ing discipline to students,
assisting campus Greek organiza-
tions,, and being the liason bet-
ween the Student Government
Association (SGA) and the
Jergins will also assist Tarleton
Legal Advisor Gary Lewellen,
while still providing direction
and support to the Student Ac-
Hunter has been promoted to
Associate Vice President of Stu-
dent Services. Hunter's new
duties will include recruiting,
placement, and rodeo activities.
She will provide support for the
TSU Student Health Center, in-
See 'Promotions'Page 6
'He was a really cool guy'
Leese remembered by TSU
By Brian Simpson
Dr. Mike Leese, former
Associate Vice-President for Stu-
dent Services resigned Oct. 9,
but many students say that his
achievements during his 20-year
tenure at Tarleton State Univer-
sity live on for many of them.
- Monte.- "Sonny." .Guthrie. n
member of the Delta Chi frater-
nity, wrote a farewell letter to the
Editorial Page of THE J-TAC,
stating that "..one could often
hear others talking about haying
to go see Dean Leese and saying
what a 'cool guy' he was."
"Tarleton also lost one of the
most supportive administrators in
matters concerning Greeks on
campus..." Guthrie wrote,
"...his leaving left many of us
wondering what will happen to
Greeks on campus...Dean Leese,
'thanks' for all you've done for
this university. Your presence
will be sorely missed."
Leese was a former Advisor of
THE J-TAC. He supervised the
Student Government Associa-
tion, the TSU Greek organiza-
tions, Student Counseling, Stu-
dent Housing, and the Tarleton
Center, for Student
SGA President Robert Parkey
said that Leese had always tried
to assist students whenever he
could, and put the students' in-
terests before his. "Of all the
faculty members which I work
with," Parkey said, "I think that
he was the one most concerned
with the students...I enjoyed
working with him."
One of Leese's assets, Parkey
said, was his ability to com-
municate with students, "He will
be missed by myself, as well as
SGA during the building of our
new constitution and by-laws."
, SGA Speaker of the Senate
Tom Green also feels that
See 'Leese' Page 6
Parent's Day and Halloween fun hits TSU
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Photo by Blake Lllea, J-TAC Stall '
Texan Football Game
Parents join students in weekend of
activities and victories on campus
By Pmanuel Alvear
Parent's Day activities —
which included campus tours, a
fish fry, and a Tarleton victory
.over Sul Ross State University —
were all held Saturday at
The weekend itself was design-
ed to give parents of Tarleton
students an opportunity to see
firsthand the various aspects of,
TSU campus life.
The' weekend began at 1:30 pm
with a registration, period for
Parents were first introduced
to life at Tarleton during a
general assembly held in the
auditorium of the Clyde H. Wells
Fine Arts Center.
During the assembly, parents
were introduced to Dr. Barry B.
Thompson, who spoke of the
growth of Tarleton over the
years. Also making presentations
were the Texan Band, Texan
Stars, TSU Cheerleaders, Purple
Poo, and the Tarleton Corps of
Cadets. These organizations had
the opportunity to present some
features of their groups, and
discuss various activities in
which they participate.
Many parents Said that they
were given an opportunity to feel
the spirit promoted by organiza-
tions on campus during the
Beginning at 3 p.m. and lasting
through the day, Student Govern-
ment Association (SGA) spon-
sored campus tours for parents.
Tours were conducted by
Senators and other members of
During these tours, parents
recieved a first hand look at
various campus facilities and had
a chance to hear from the
students concerning life at
Also at 3, a dedication of the
Field Facility at Tarleton was
The Kappa Alpha Order of
Tarleton sponsored the annual
Fish Fry at Tarleton Memorial
Stadium from 5 pm until game
Prior to the game a ceremony
rededicating the Oscar Frazier
Memorial Track was held.
The Parent's Day activities
concluded on Saturday, with the
football game at *Tarleton
Memorial Stadium. The Tarleton
Texans defeated the Sul Ross
Halloween jun on campus
Carnival heads activities
Halloween: Season of the
Witch. Freddie Krueger and the
demons from the netherworld
lurked around the campus of
Tarleton State University Oct.
A haunted house sponsored by
the Student Programming
Association (SPA) and the
Tarleton Players entertained TSU
students this season. The haunted
house was open from 8 p.m. until
midnight, with an entrance fee of
Several students said they en-
joyed the haunted house.
"I went through four times,"
Freshman Melanie Fowler
said, "and each time was scarier
than the time before."
' 'The cast had a lot of fun put-
ting on the haunted house,"
Tarleton Player Jay Leen Phillips
Some of the more haunted
rooms in the house included
Freddie's [Krueger, from
. Nightmare on Elm Street fame]
Furnace, the Operating Room,
the Spinning Room, and the Tor-
SPA also sponsored a Hallo-
ween carnival in the Ad-
ministrative Mall Area from 7 .
until 9 p.m. on Halloween night.
The carnival consisted of 18
booths set up by various TSU
Booth themes included pillow
fights, face painting, football
throw, a jail, and a mechanical
bull. The cost to participate jn
each booth was determined by
1 he funds raised from the car-
nival and haunted house will help
SPA with activities they will be
sponsoring throughout the school
TSU students participated in
several other activities for Hallo-
ween including The Buckin' Ball
Dance, sponsored by the TSU
Rodeo Association, at Bostocks
Bar and Grill on 1348 W.
Winners of the Bostocks best
costume contest were Guns and
Roses and Larry, Darrell, ahd
my other brother Darrell. These
two groups tied for second place
and received $75.
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