The J-TAC (Stephenville, Tex.), Ed. 1 Thursday, November 9, 1989 Page: 1 of 6
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Win One For The
(TARLETON STATE UNIVERSITY
POSTAGE PAID USPS N0.133
STEPHENVILLE, TEXAS 76401
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 1989
THE BEST PART OF THE TEXAS A&M SYSTEM
Attendance record set
By Mary Ann Foreman
TSU News Service
' A record 326 students have fil-
ed for graduation this fall at
Tarleton State University and
two winter commencements have
been scheduled to accommodate
Graduation has been set for
Sat., December 16, in Tarleton
State University's Wisdom Gym-
nasium located in the campus
Health and Physical Education
Exercises for students receiv-
ing a Bachelor of Science degree
will begin at 10 a.m. and Dr.
James Konvicka, a long time
member of the faculty and
former chairman in the Depart-
ment of Biological Sciences, will
be commencement speaker.
The 2 p.m. commencement
will include students-receiving a
Bachelor of Applied Arts and
Sciences, Bachelor of Arts,
Bachelor of Business Administra-
tion, Bachelor of Music and
Bachelor of Social Work.
Those receiving the Master of
Arts, Master of Arts Teaching,
Master of Business Administra-
tion, Master of Education and
also participate in the 2 p.m.
Dr. Boyd Collier, chairman of
the Department of Accounting
and Finance at Tarleton, will be
commencement speaker at this
The record number of can-
didates for graduation includes
36 masters and 290 baccalaureate
Master of Science Teaching will
DZ Step Sing
The Alpha Gamma Delta sorority lip-syncs
to a scene from the play "Bye, Bye, Birdie,"
during the Delta Zeta Step Sing last Friday
night. The Alpha Gams took third place in
the talent contest. The show included not
Photo by Wayne Briggs, Grassburr Staff.
only Greek organizations, but campus
organizations such as the TSU Rodeo Club,
which pulled second place, and campus
spirit organizations such as the Purple
Tarleton graces stage
By Liz Dawes
Tarleton's Delta Zeta sorority
held their fifth annual fund-
raising Step Sing talent show on
Friday, November 3.
The first and second place win-
ners received trophies. The third
place winner received a plaque,
and certificates were given for
Honorable Mention and for
First place went to Tau Beta
Sigma for their rendition of
"Monster Mash." The Rodeo
Association took second place
with a two-man banjo act. The
Alpha Gamma Delta sorority
took third place by acting out
"the telephone song" from the
play "Bye, Bye, Birdie."
Honorable mentions went to
Kappa Delta Rho for the
"Tarleton Stomp," a variation of
"The Aggie Stomp" from The
Best Little Whorehouse in Texas,
and the Betas for the theme song
to Gilligan 's Island.
There was a total of eight par-
ticipants including the Alphas,
the Betas, Alpha Sigma Alpha,
Alpha Gamma Delta, Delta Chi,
the Kappa Delta Rho, the Rodeo
Association, Tau Beta Sigma and
the Purple Poo. The announcer
for the evening, Ron Newsome
kept the audience amused while
introducing the acts.
All proceeds will benefit the
Speech and Hearing Impaired.
Delta Zeta chapters all over the
United States consistently donate
to this organization, their philan-
thropy. The proceeds from this
year's Step Sing will be evenly
divided between Gallaudet
University in Washington, D.C.,
and the House Ear Institute,
Delta Zeta representatives say.
Last year in Houston at Pro-
vince Weekend, an annual
gathering of all Texas and New
Mexico Delta Zeta chapters, ap-
proximately five hundred
women, the Xi Nu chapter from
Tarleton won an award for
donating the most money per
member than any other chapter.
Last summer at the Delta Zeta
National Convention, Xi Nu also
received an award for philan-
thropic donations as well as
pledging quota and total four
years in a row.
This year, with $1700 in dona-
tions, Xi Nu, the 60 member
chapter, hopes to win the philan-
thropy award again. This year,
the Xi Nu chapter from Tarleton
and the Kappa Zeta chapter from
the University of North Texas
, will be co-hosting the 1990 Pro-
vince weekend in Dallas the first
weekend in March.
Judges for the night were Pen-
ny Wright, Jonathan Hooper,
and Jennifer Schlicke.
Photo by Blake Liles, J-TAC Staff
IN CONFERENCE; Tarleton President Dr. student interest group currently presenting
Barry B. Thompson speaks to members of the pros and cons of the upcoming referen-
STUDENTS FOR A BETTER TARLETON, the dum vote, and their advisors.
Student Senate begins
plans for radio station
By Pmanuel Alvear
Planning for a possible campus
radio station, the announcement
of the annual basketball game
between the Student Government
Association (SGA) and the Cam-
pus Police Department were two
of the major points discussed at
the Nov. 6 meeting of SGA.
John Charles Johnson, Vice-
President of SGA, said that the
organizational Congress had
researched the possibility and af-
fordability of a campus radio sta-
tion at Tarleton. He said that the
radio station could be ac-
complished but that strong stu-
dent support was needed. Also,
the station would have to be
responsive to a wide variety of
Robert Parkey, President of
SGA, announced preparations
for this year's basketball game
between SGA and the Campus
Police. Last year's game was
won by SGA. Proceeds from the
game go to charity organizations.
"Last year, we got together a
nice contribution to United
Way," he said. 1
In other business:
* Parkey advised the Senate to
be aware of the procedure for the
Telephone registration system.
"Some people have had some
problems, but it's not that hard,"
he said. Instructions for the
system, he said, are available in
the Spring Registration schedule
* Newly appointed Legislative
Information Services (LIS)
Director Michael Marbach an-
nounced his intention to produce
an LIS newsletter in November.
Reports submitted by commit-,
tee chairpersons would be re-
quired for the newsletter, he said.
The deadline for submitting
these reports will be November
* Senate Bill 89010, which
proposed a recommendation to
the administration for a wall near
the library, failed a Senate vote.
The Bill would have recom-
mended the construction of a
3:foot wall around the southeast
corner of the library to contain
a flower bed as an answer to
trails worn in the grass by
students cutting across it.
* Senate Bill 89011 was tabl-
ed in order to allow for more
* The research for develop-
ment of a campus radio station
was assigned by Tom Green,
Speaker of the Senate, to the Stu-
dent Services Fees Committee.
* The establishment and place-
ment of more voting booths for
the referendum on campus was
discussed. SGA voted on placing
booths in the Business building -
and in the Dining Hall.
research. The Bill proposed a ■
recommendation for one of the -
three Handicap Parking spaces
near the Home Economics
department in the Wisdom Gym
to be converted into a 15-minute
loading zone. Uncertainty arose
concerning the legality of such a
change, and the Bill was tabled '
The possibility of using
organizations other than SGA to
work in election booths for the .
referendum was also discussed. •
Senator Mark Morvant ques-
tioned the impartiality of an elec-
tion run by SGA, an organization
which has expressed support for
Parkey said that all campus-
wide elections were run by SGA -
and that SGA \yould remain ;
impartial. , ;;
'Death' hits the stage
By Julie Grider
and Pmanuel Alvear
The Tarleton Players will be per-
forming Arthur Miller's Death of
a Salesman, Thursday, Friday and
Saturday, Nov. 9, 10 and 11.
The performances will be held
in the Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts
Center (FAC) at 7:30 with a 2 p.m.
matinee on Saturday.
Death of a Salesman will be
directed by FAC Technical Direc-
tor Mark Holtorf. His assistant
director will be John Paul Holt of
Death of a Salesman originally
opened in 1949 and was a great
Broadway success. The play,
which won a Pulitzer Prize, deals
with the life of Willie Lohman,
played at Tarleton by Richie Mon-
tgomery, a junior Theatre major.
The play uses a series of
flashbacks to tell the story of the
Lohman family. Holtorf said that
the Players will present some
slightly different interpretations of
"We've departed from the
script," he said, "We actually tried
to recapture the play the way it first
was performed." s
"Arthur Miller writes very
discriptively. We have taken just
the lines and the words," he said.
"It is certainly different from the
popular movie with Dustin
Holtorf said that certain prepara-
tions have been made to prepare for
"The audiences have changed,
so we tried to change the beat of
it; lighting, dramatic, strange time
line," he said.
"The set is almost like a
character,"said Holtorf. "The set
is very dependent on the lighting.";
The set for Death of a Salesman",
will be shaped like a cross with;
multiple levels. This will ad to the-
setting of the play for the audience, ;
he said. . ;
"We have approached the play;,
like the whole thing is a dream," ;
he said. Technical wizardry, bold"
colors and light will help to achieve;
"I've certainly tried to capture;
what I think is the feeling he'
[Miller] wanted out of it." •
"The students in it [the play]
have worked very hard. It is a dif-;
ficult play for all of them," Holtorf:
Ticket Information on Death of-
a Salesman is available by calling:
the FAC Box Office at (817)'
968-9634, Monday through Fri-
day, from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m..
and 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. . *:
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