The J-TAC (Stephenville, Tex.), Ed. 1 Thursday, February 1, 1990 Page: 1 of 8
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ITARLETON STATE UNIVERSITY
POSTAGE PAID USPS N0.133
STEPHENVILLE, TEXAS 76401
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 1990
A PROUD PART OF THE TEXAS A&M SYSTEM
Photo by Marc Parka J-TAC staff
Bank Shot: Billiards specialist, Jack White, pool cue.
shows Tarleton students his talent with a
Expert shoots with TSU students
By Meianie Fowler
Jack White, internationally
famous pbckpt billiard and trick-j
shot artist, held a workshop in
the Tarleton Center Cave on
White taught students
registered for the workshop the
history of pocket billiard, how to
select, hold, stroke and chalk a
cue stick, and the diamond
The diamond system is also
known as the three rail system in
which a player bounces the cue
ball off one side, the top rail, and
then the other side before hitting
This was White's ninth ap-
pearance on the Tarleton Cam-
pus. He is currently on a tour of
He has been touring colleges
and universities for twenty years.
White was the only pocket
billiard player to ever be asked
to perform in the White House.
He has played fpr seven and
one half presidents. He also per-
formed for the Queen of
White's greatest honor was
Memphis Naval Air Station
Hospital in 1974.
White will hold a clinic next
year at Tarleton. His clinic con-
sists of four classes each lasting
one hour and a campus wide
Pocket Billiard Championship
Tournament directed by White.
The clinic runs five days and
also includes a Pocket Billiard
and Trick Shot Exhibition.
After being taught by White
how to perform the handkerchief
trick shot, Rachael Burns said
she was surprised to learn that
"girls can play pool, too!"
.Gary Brister said, "He's
[White] an okay guy.
He taught me that you always
have a shot on the table."
The Association of College
Union International (ACUI),
region twelve qualifier, Jamie
Camocho said, "He [White]
taught me discipline and how to
use the diamond system."
White also made some strong
impressions with other students
who attended the workshop.
Rachael Burns, "He's
Danny Bay insisted that "He
Stuart Imel said,"He taught
me how to use the diamond
system to improve my game."
Tom Bridges said, "He taught
me how improve niy game by
Photo by Marc Parks J-TAC staff . , , f .
Potential legacy: Jack White (right) pauses from a game : Yer" fme learncd a few tips
with Jamie Camocho, region twelve qualifier, ACUI. ,te wl" hel" h,m wUh h,s samc'
Writing lab offers variety
By Crlssa Miller
Among the many teaching and
learning services that Tarleton
offers is the writing lab in the
The writing lab, supervised by
Sandra Beaty, tutors over one
thousand students per semester in
a wide variety of areas.
Beaty says that most students
think the writing lab is for
English subjects only. The truth
is the lab tutors for the Writing
- Proficienay 'TeM^s^Iling , use of
the IBM compatible computers,
for research papers, and counsel-
ing for writing anxiety.
Christy Kellner, and Doug
Conklin, Senior Enlish and
History student, are new tutors
for the writing lab.
The addition of these tutors
allows the lab more hours and
and a more personalized attention
for the students, said Beaty.
Students preparing for the
Writing Profeciency Test can
recieve one-time tutorials, and
will have a greater chance of
passing, she said.
By Pmanuel Alvear
Editor iri Chief
Available senatorial positions
and reorganization of committees
were the focus of sessions call-
ed by Student Government
Association (SGA) Monday,
January 22 and 29.
The first meeting was called in
order to make several special
Several Senatorial position
openings were announced. Open-
ings at the time were for Senators
for the Computer Information
Services, Fine Arts, and Educa-
tion and Psychology departments
said Tommy Green; Speaker of
Senators were told to en-
courage members of the Tarleton
student body to apply to fill these
At the end of the meeting, the
Senators" were divided into the
These new committees were
resently organized by SGA in
order to better utilize the
available human resources.
Green announced the propos-
ed changes at the SGA meeting
held on January 14.
The new Academic Affairs
committee was formed in order
to represent student interests to
Tarleton administration concer-
ning matters such as testing,
teacher evaluations, and
The Academic Affairs com-
mittee chairperson will be
Samantha Mingus, Social
Sciences Senator, said Green.
Mingus was formerly chairper-
son of the now disbanded Ac-
tivities committee which became
largely a part of the Academic
Mingus will also hold a seat on
the University Academic Affairs
Council j which met on Tuesday
The University Operations
committee will be chaired by
Beau Baer, Marketing Senator.
Baer previously served, on the
Fees committee which, along
with the Facilities committee
became part of the University
The newly formed committees
met briefly after the General
In other Business discussed in
the General Assembly:
*Parkey also announced that
campus-wide nominations for
Class Favorites and Mr. and Ms.
TSU would be held on Tues. Jan.
30 and Wed. Jan. 31.
Elections for the Finalists
would be announced at a later
Parkey announced that SGA
would have several booths posted
at various locations on Campus.
*Green informed Senators of
potentially misleading letters
concerning Financial Aid.
Green said that several
students had reeieved letters from
a company which misleadingly
promised potential scholarships
and told Senators to warn
students that these lettgpS Wgre .
Summer program ends
By Barbara Martin
Youth Opportunities Unlimited
(YOU) summer program at
Tarleton State University, which
provides fourteen and fifteen
year old high school students the
opportunity to work and gain
high school experience has been
cancelled said Vice-President of
University Operations, Dr. Den-
McCabe said the Y.O.U. pro-
gram provided quality experience
to students, but TSU did not have
the facilities to accomodate the
large number of students in ad-
dition to the many existing pro-
grams at Tarleton during the
Summer programs that provide
students with opportunities to im-
prove skills at Tarleton are
Mainstream, Upward Bound,
Youth Experience Success
(YES), two athletic camps,
cheerleading camps, band
camps, flag and rifle camps, a
Chemistry program for honors
students and SAIL a program for
young children, said McCabe.
Students qualifying for the
YOU program must meet certain
criteria to be accepted.
Students must have
demonstrated the ability to suc-
cessfully complete required
coursework at grade level or
above, and they must be
recognized to fit a definition of
need placing them into a certain
Mary Huggins, director of the
Mainstream, YES and YOU
summer programs said that the
Mainstream and YES students
live in the North Central and
West Texas regions near
Stephenville; whereas, the YOU
program students came to
Tarleton from San Antonio,
"We currently have two pro-
grams, Mainstream and YES,
that share the same requirements
with YOU," said McCabe.
"We would rather provide
quality experience to kids closer
to us and not become strung out
so thinly that we test our limits,''
The YOU program from San
Antonio placed 75 students on
the Tarleton campus, Huggins
"There was a problem trying
to find that number of kids
employment. We had 75. The
University of Texas only had
twenty with that size campus,"
Huggins added that Tarleton
campus facilities are not geared
for maintenanceof a program for
students of that age.
Several students and teachers
from the Stephenville area com-
munity will be affected by the
decision to discontinue the YOU
See 'Program' Page 7
If a student would like to
review his or her exam, they can
contact Beaty at the writing lab.
The staff at the writing lab will
go over the exam with the stu-
dent and help them to correct any
Spring semester writing lab
Monday 9:00-12:00, 1:00-4:00
Tuesday 8:30-11:30, 1:00-4:00
Thursday 8:30-10:30, 1:00-4:00
Beaty said that all students are
encouraged to take advantage of
the writing lab , arid " see their
writing and grammar skills im-
The jwlnner Is...: Asslatant Coach Melvin
Modesty presents Danny Ward with an
award at the Tarleton Fall Sports Banquet
Photo by Marc Parks, J-TAC staff
held in Wisdom Gym, January 23. Ward was
a member of the Texans T.I.A.A. champion*
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