The J-TAC (Stephenville, Tex.), Vol. 147, No. 4, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 10, 1994 Page: 1 of 8
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Vol. 147 No. 4
Arts and Entertainment .. 5
•Teacher of the Week:
Dr. Robert Newby, Professor/Director of >
Professonal Studies of Education and
Pyschology. Pg. 4.
• Basketball. The Tarleton Texans are
on their way to the playoffs. Pg. 6.
Michael Jordon make it in baseball? Pg. 3
Alpha Phi Alpha, Alpha Phi Alpha will be hosting their
; 1st annual Stepshow March 26, 1994 at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts
: building. Application for all Greek and Non-Greek participants is
i Phi Mu " Phi Mu will,be hosting a Valentine's Raffle Feb. 10 and
; 11 from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at the Tarleton Center.
I Overeaters Anonymous : overeaters
! Anonymous will be having their weekly meeting at the Tarleton Center
| in the Bosque Room from 12:00 p.m.-l:00 p.m.
: Nubian QUQGnZl Nubian Queenz will be selling Val-o
, grams in the Tarleton Center Feb. 10 from 11:00 a.m.-!:00 p.m.
Teaching and Learning Center: The
Teaching and Learning Center will be hosting Math-Supplemental
\ Instruction in the Guadalupe Room of the Tarleton Center from 12:00
p.m.-l:00 p.m. on Feb. 10.
Student Programming Association:
! SPA will hold its weekly meeting at the Tarleton Center in the
Guadalupe Room on Feb. 10 from 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
ClaSZ. Clasz will hold its weekly meeting on Feb. 10 in the
Brazos Room of the Tarleton Center from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
HHv «" i ivj winter Ga IS e ry: There will be an Asian
Exhibit: Past to Contemporary in the Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center
Gallery through Feb. 19. Special Gallery hours for Feb. 16-19 are
from 6:30-7:30 p.m. . '
I Delta Zeta: Delia Zeia will have rush practice in the Rio
i Grande room of the Tarleton Center from 6:30 p.m.-9:30p.m. on Feb
| 10. '
Fellowship of Christian Cowboys:
I Fellowship of Christian Cowboys will hold its annual Spring Fling at
the ECLA Arena on Feb.110 at 7:00 p.m.
Delta Chi: Delta Chi will hold Spring Rush in the Guadalupe
; Room of the Tarleton Center Feb. 10 from 7:15 p.m.-9:45 p.m.
I TeXan Basketball: The Texans will travel to Canyon to
j play West Texas A&M University on Feb. 10 at 7:00 p.m.
i . W,/
! Career Services. Career Services will host interviews ^
with Dekalb Swine Breeders in the Brazos Room of the Tarleton
Center on Feb. 11 from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Multicultural Affairs: A Program/Workshop will be
held in the Tarleton Center Ball Room from 9:00 am.-11:00 a,m. on
TeXah .Baseball. The Texans will travel to Longview on
Feb. 12 to play LeTourneau University at 12:00 p.m.
T©Xan Basketball: The Texan basketball team will host
LeTourneau University on Feb. 12 at 7:30 p.m.
Submissions to the Newsbrief section of the J-TAC must be
submitted to the J-TAC office in Davis Hall by 2 p.m. Tuesday. Items
submitted after the deadline will be considered for the next publication
VAL-O-GRAMS WELL BE SOLD ON THE FOLLOWING !
' DATES AND DELIVERED ON FEBRUARY 14. !;
Non-profit organization, Bulk Rate USPS No. 133, StephenVille, TX 76401
Sheppard fills Education post
Tarleton State University
President Dr. Dennis P. McCabe
announced Monday the selection
of Dr. Ronnie Lynn Sheppard as
Dean of the University's College
of Education and Fine Arts. Dr.
Sheppard was approved for the
administrative position by the
Board of Regents for the Texas
A&M University System after an
extensive nationwide search. He
will assume duties on April 1.
"I am very pleased to an-
nounce the appointment of Dr.
Sheppard as Dean of Tarleton's
College of Education and Fine
Arts," said Dr. McCabe. "It has
By Karman Edgar
Although this semester, is
young, Tarleton's Student
Government Association is al-
ready tackling some issues which
are important to TSU's student
One very important thing
that students need to know is that
registration policy for the sum-
mer sessions has been changed.
Before, students registered by
phone for summer courses.
However, starting this summer,
returning students must register
for summer courses like entering
freshmen - on a walk-in basis.
The reasoning behind the change
is that computers will be down
during the time period alloted for
The Parents committee is
working on a newsletter to/be
sent home to all TSU parents.
Parents are encouraged to join the
organization. Pictures are needed
for the newsletter, especially ones
taken of the student protest over
the change of the color song.
Contact the Student Government
office for more information,
SGA's special committee is
currently dealing with the issue
of the Purple Book, put out by
the Alumni Association. This
book contains information on
Tarleton traditions. However,
there is no mention of Oscar P in
the book. The special committee
is working in conjunction with
the Alumni Association on this
iSSUC" See SGA Pg. 7
been a long and thorough search
and we feel that his qualifications
and experience will greatly benefit
our programs and our students."
A resident of Statesboro,
Georgia, Sheppard comes to
Tarleton from Georgia Southern
University where he serves as
chairman of the Middle Grades and
Secondary Education program. A
veteran educator, Dr. Sheppard
has spent 27 years teaching in
public schools in Pecos, Dallas
and Irving and on the college level
at Georgia College in
Milledgeville and at Georgia
Southern in Statesboro.
He received his Bachelor ot
Arts in English and Spanish
Education from Baylor University.
His Masters of Education in
Secondary Education and his Ed.D.
in Elementary Education came
from the University of North
During the five years at
Southern Georgia, Dr. .Sheppard
organized a study to develop three
Professional Development High
Schools as part of the Renaissance
Group Institute for University; he
^initiated a review of certification
programs in Middle Grades
Education to determine its compli-
ance with' new Professional
Standards Commission and initi-
ated revision of the B.S. in Ed. in
Middle Grades Education.
A noted author, Dr. Sheppard
has frequently published materials
in scholarly journals, textbooks
and monographs. He has received
research grants from the National
Endowment for the Humanities
and Georgia Southern University.
Among his numerous public
appearances are frequent
presentations to the annual
National Middle School
See Dean Pg, 7
wae* SS&3 m Wk M
Tarleton Students enjoyed Virtual Reality yesterday in the Student Center sponsored by S.P.A.
Photo by Brig Lopez
Something's Afoot packs punch
Murder is on the mind of
Richard Denning, and when he
says he is going to kill the cast of
his most recent production, he re-
ally means it.
The Department of Fine Arts
will be presenting Something's
Afoot, a musical comedy about
murder, mystery and the fun you
can have with both. The play,
written by James McDonald,
David Vos,' and Robert Gerlach,
will be performed nightly at 7:30
p.m. Feb. 16-19 at the Clyde H,
Wells Fine Arts Center
According to director Richard
Denning, the show is actually
modelled after the Agatha Christie
mystery Ten Little Indians, and
follows several guests to a
weekend vacation at the estate of
Lord Rancour. However, ,once the
guests have arrived, they are
mysteripusly killed one by one as
the playjprogresses. "The play is a
farce. It's a takeoff on the old
whodunits, " said Denning. "
It's really a show filled with spec-
. The rspectacle is created by the
combination of music, humor and
special effects. "The set fiendishly
kills off the guests, one by one,"
said Denning, The murders
committed by the deadly set will
be accomplished courtesy of a
special effects class being taught
According to D.enning, each
student in the special effects class
is responsible for taking one of
the murders - ranging from poison
to explosion- and bringing it to
life on the stage.
Denning said that he hopes to
encourage area schools to attend
Oscar P. proposal
Tarleton Freshman Writer
Journal offers opportunity
' FLOWERS, .BASKETS OF CANDY,AND SINGING TELEGRAMS WILL BE •'
AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE DELIVERIES ARE FREE!!! j,
Brig Lopez III
Editor In Chief
Oscar P. can be more than
just a duck. With the help of
Dr. Mercer, Vice president of
Student Services, Faculty; Staff
and Students, Oscar P. can be an
alternative form of
entertainment, other than just
going to the bar. The Oscar P.
just may be the future hang-out
for Tarleton Students.
A proposal has been turned
in to the Fund for the
Improvement of Post-Secondary
Education. With this grant an
establishment would be reno-
The establishment that lies
on Lillian Street across from the
new Student Center would be
The New Oscar P, location.
This would be a drug-free
environment where you can feel
comfortable with out the
pressure of alcohol.
"On Thursday nights there's
nothing else to do but go to the
bars," said Dr. Mercer "Even the
people who don't drink go
because they really have no
other alternatives. We hope to
give them one."
A campus-wide survey was
conducted and alcohol binge
drinking was. identified as a ma-
jor factor for absenteeism on
campus by students and faculty.
The Oscar P. would
consist of a dance floor with a
DJ, a game room, and a serving
. of exotic drinks. Other plans
for the FIPSE money would
include drug and alcohol
awareness programs on campus
and promotional flyers.
The grant application was
submitted in January but it will
be June before any decision is
made. If the money is
awarded, Dr. Mercer says The
Oscar P. will open in the fall,
of 1994 in conjunction with the
new Student Development
By Louise Cates
The "Tarleton Freshman
Writer" is a journal edited and
designed by the students and faculty
of Tarleton's English Department
and offers opportunities to students
who are interested in writing. Just
ask Tami Kyle and Ben Bullock,
whose papers in the journal were
.chosen for publication in a national
text. It consists largely of a
collection of research papers
submitted from freshman level
The English and Languages
Department began producing the
"Tarleton Freshman Writer" in the
fall of 1991 and released volume
three last semester. In its first year,
the journal was produced, published
and printed at Tarleton State
University; however, the last two
issues were printed by Harper
Collins Custom Books, a national
publisher of texts.
"The journal is( comprised of
research papers written mainly by
freshman composition students, but
works from all grade levels are
welcome," says Dr. Randall
Popkeoi director of the Writing
Program. The pages of "The
Tarleton Freshman Writer" are
designed by students in Nick Lilly's
desktop publishing course, English!
3113, titled technical writing with
computer applications. From start
to finish, approximately 40 people
work on this publication, not
counting the writers.
The goal of the journal is to
provide students with sample papers
to help them understand what is,
expected of them, and to inform,
them of their research options. In
the editor's preface, Popken states,
"In other words, reading these
(samples) should help you
understand there is no single kind of
'research paper' but that there are
enormous possibilities for subject
matter, overall orientation,
methodology, and pattern of
organization." "The Tarleton
Freshman Writer" is used as a
textbook for freshman composition
students to provide'an example as
well as- to interest the students in
responding to what has already been
This publication offers
See' Freshman Pg. 7
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