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> TARLETON STATE UNIVERSITY
TARLETON'S NEWSPAPER SINCE 1920
January 24, 1990
NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION. POSTAGE PAID USPS NO. 133. STEPHENVILLE. TEXAS 704Q1.
A PROUD PART OF THE TEXAS A&M SYSTEM
McCabe to "Continue the Progress" at TSU
By Russell Schneider
* Tarleton State University begins
Spring 1991 under the the leadership
of Dr. Dennis P. McCabe, Vice Presi-
dent for University Operations, who
was appointed Internum President by
the Texas A&M Board of Regenlson
December 5, 1990.
McCabe replaces Dr. Barry B.
Thompson who was appointed as
President of West Texas State Uni-
versity by the Board of Regents and
began his new position January 1,
McCabe received his bachelor's
and master's degree from New
Mexico Highlands University in Las
Vegas, New Mexico, and received
his Ph.D. in Education Administra-
tion and Supervision from the Uni-
versity of New Mexico in 1972.
After receiving his bachelor's
degree, McCabe began his teaching
career as a public school teacher in
1965 which continued until 1970.
McCabe was employed as an
assistant professor at Pan American
Universtiy at Edinburg, Texas, from
1972 to 1976.
From 1976 to 1984, McCabe
was the Head of the Department of
Secondary and Higher Education at
East Texas State University and then
served as the Dean of the College of
Education at Lamar.-University in
Beaumont, Texas, from 1984 to 1988.
McCabe then joined Tarleton
on August 17,1988 as the Vice Presi-
dent for University Operations.
McCabe has been given one
directive by the Board of Regents to
carry out while serving as Interium
"I have been given one direc-
tive," McCabe said. "Continue the
McCabe also said he is looking
forward to-his new position.
"I look forward to the challenge
and I am honored with the vote of
confidence I received from the Board
and the Chancellor," McCabe said.
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Bob Hall says ' Just say hq"
Photo by Cory Purceli
To find a new permanent presi-
dent for Tarleton, the Board of Re-
gents is currently conducting a na-
tion-wide search for candidates.
; A detailed advertisement has
been placed in several professional
educational journals for the past
several weeks asking for applica-
tions and nominations for the posi-
Hie advertisement describes the
position of president at Tarleton as
Chief Executive Officer of the Uni-
versity who reports directly to the
Chancellor of the Texas A&M Uni-
The advertisement goes on to
say that the president must provide
vision and leadership to the Univer-
sity, be able to identify and recruit
the best scholars, be a proven admin-
istrator, work effectively with the
Chancellor and Board of Regents
and must be,able to represent the
University effectively with the gen-
Qualifications for the job stated
in the advertisement include a proven
record of highest leadership and
scholarly achievements, an earned
Ph.D. degree or equivalent, demon-
strated administrative skills and the
Ability to work effectively with fac-
ulty and a diverse external constitu-
A form letter has also been sent
to every college and university in the
nation asking for nominations and
Nomination and application
closing date is March 31, 1991 and
the preferred appointment date for
the new president is on or before July
According to Jeanne McEndree,
Administrative Assistant to the In-
terium President, McCabe intends to
apply for the position as President of
Tarleton. McCabe then confirmed
his intentions to apply for the job.
"I am very interested in the
presidency of Tarleton State Univer-
sity," McCabe said.
Sex and dating roles
discussed by Hall
By Chlrsty Moore
After a pleasant evening of
dinner and the movies, a couple ends
up back at his place. They play
around on the couch for an l*our or so
and thea.get 'uiidressed^arid go, to - his-
bedroom. -She decides, that having
sex with this person wasn't what she
wanted after all. If she tells him no
and he forces her to have intercourse
with him anyway, is it rape? '
Yes it is, according to Bob Hall.
Hall, an expert on the preven-
tion of sexual aggression and con-
flict, presented the- program "Just
'cause we're dating Don't mean we're
mating" at the Fine Arts Center
The lecture about the pressures
and conflicts of dating focused on
the varied sexual roles of men and
"Everyone has different ideas
about what is expected of them be-
cause we were all told about sex in
different ways.„.Women are sup-
posed to look attractive but act pas-
sive. Men are told 'Go for it but be
careful'," said Hall.
These stereotypes and a lack of
communication are what Hall thinks
makes dating diffucult "When you
end up alone £t someone's apart-
ment, it is the equivalent of the start-
ing, grn at the Olympics. Let the
' Ifiigul!" he said. • ^ ■■ ->■' < -
These so-called games can in-
fringe on a person's personal rights
unless both parties communicate their
wants and needs. Hall says that no
one but you knows what you're
comfortable with so "it is up to you to
bring it up".
Hall commented that one of the
reasons that people are uncomfort-
able about talking about sexual rela-
tions is because the terms are un-
If someone puts their hand on
your leg or touches you in any way
that you don't want them to, it is
considered sexual aggression, Jiq,
Sexual assault occurs when you
are engaged in more serious sexual
relations and you ask your partner to
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by TSU students
A special f/fograin honoring the
late Dr. Maitm Ltulier King Jr. wits
sponsored hy die United Students
Social Club (USSC) and the TSU
Gospel Ch)ill\ Monday evening in
the theater of the Clyde H. Wells.
Fine Arts Center.
I he e\ent was Ik* Jul by USSC
President Ardina Greer and the
membepi of USSC.
MunmI tubule to Dr. King was
provided hy the TSU Gospel Clwrus
which was accompanied hy David
Baldwin on Piano. The Chorus per-
formed soveul gospel songs includ-
ing "Lilt livery Voice" which con-
eluded the ceremony.
The ceremon/ included a candle
light tribute in wiich several mem-
bers of USSC tecited quotes which
reflected the sentiments expressed
by Dr. King. 'Hiis loncludocJ with
King's famous "I Have a Dream"
spcach which was read by Greg
Guest speaker at the ceremony
was Dr. Jerry Madkins. Madkins
speech centered on the theme "More
Than Just Daydreaming."
Mudkim urged tha* [WiCM to
follow their dreams, but to do so
realistically so llutt their dreams could
\v reached tor the benefit of every-
During tlkJ closing remarks, Dr.
Dennis McCabe, act>ng Resident of
ijrMon, .stud Utat King had a great
aflect on Tarleton and Amenca as a
"It's been 28 years since an as-
sassins bullet stifled his voice, but he
still remains a true hero," he said.
Greer said she was ,vcry im-
pressed with the turnout lor the trib-
"It was great to see so many
people come this year" she said*
Greer said that planning ft* (h&
tribute and preparations began last
September, This tribute is one of
several events planned by USSC.
-"Our membership has increased
from last year, and we hope to induct
mm now members soon" sbe md,
She said Students interested in
joining USSC could, contact her
through |lte Minority Affairs office,
and all students ait welcome,
share views on war and the
By Christy Moore
With Jhe onset of war in the
Persian Gulf, opinions on the justi-
fication of "Operation Desert Storm"
and its consequences have exploded
into the public eye.
While some show their support
with yellow ribbons and care pack-
ages to Saudi Arabia, others hold;
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candlelight vigils in this country's'
major cities to demonstrate their dis-
Lun for this war; ,
When asked how they felt about
the United Sites' involvement with
the fight against Saddam Hussein,
most of the Tarleton students inter-
viewed seemed to believe that the
US. is justified in their actions. How-
ever, their opinipns on the possible
initiation of the draft : were widely
"Saddam Hussein started alt of
.tliis wlien he invaded Kuwait and he
has to be stopped," said William
Self, a freshman ag services and
development major. "Besides, ,in5vwg0 'ttioughiflci^
vading little countries was how Hitler called to duty.
got started." ,, America's lack of available
Wliile Self said th&;^odfti
if he was drafted, he believes that journalism" **" major r Roleftcic
beginning the draft again should be Richardson. "We had no choice. If
used only as a last resort "If it gets we don't fight now, we would even-
to the point that we have to draft
people then we've lost the war any-
way. We may as well just give Up."
Tracy Turner, a freshman music
major, doesn't feel that we should be
in the Middle East "It is useless to
fight a war over oil. War setUes
nothing," said Turner.
He thinks that America should
avoid the draft but says that he would
tually end up fighting anyway," he,
said, "if we had waited we might not
have had the upperhand that we have
Richardson doesn't want the;
draft to come into play unless abso-
lutely necessary but commented that
if he was called that he would go
fight fa- the U.S.
Freshman criminal justice ma-
jor Bobby Edwards thought that the
United States was right in helping
Kuwait ('The situation had gotten
really bad when we had ! to inter-
venes^ said Edwards. "If we hadn't
done something when we did, sooner
of later it would get to the point
where he wouid^try lo invade the
whole world. He would be unstop-
Edwards doesn't think that the
draft will be necessary. "There are
enough patriotic people left in this
country that will volunteer if more
troops are needed." He commented
that he would volunteer for Desert
Storm if the situation arises.
Protecting our interests is how
sophomore business science major
Mandy Clark views the war. She
hopes that the military won't draft?
peqple but' says that she would go if "
"We've already tried peace, so \
there was really no other option but
war," said Dawn McGrath, fresh-
man general business major.
McGrath said that the draft was
a really bad idea and she hopes that
it can be avoided.
As Desert Storm escalates and
the reports of more bombing and
prisoners of war fill our newspapers
and television screens, the conflict
of opinions on the homefront will
become more pronounced. Those of
lis left in America should appreciate
thl f^lljat we don't have to fight a
war toJhaVe(;ths freedom to express
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