The J-TAC (Stephenville, Tex.), Vol. 159, No. 8, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 30, 2000 Page: 1 of 10
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March 30, 2000
Volume 159, Number 8
W IE E K L Y
N E W S
CURE FOR STUPIDITY
Parker says a touch of chlorine
Will dean that right up.
"RULES" IS WORTHY
Film deserves applause.
Boy still in arms over future
of his living situation.
Men's team bring home
Texas Woman's University
Friday at I p.m.
March 31 st
4 p.m. Kingsvlllo
By Amanda Gilbreath
Managing Editor t
The Office of
Recreational Sports is get-
ting the word out about
the recreational sports
facility referendum by
organizing a series of pre-
Monday and continuing
up until referendum vot-
ing begins on April 17.
These presentations are
being made mostly by stu-
dents arid are designed to
provide answers to any
questions other students
might have about the pro-
posed facility, according to
Robert Nimmo, assistant
director of recreational
The student vote is
essential because student
fees will account for partial
funding of the $16 million
The proposed fee would
be $50 during long semes-
ters and $25 in the summer
beginning the semester
that the doors open in the
Therefore, the process
will not continue if stu-
dents do not pass the refer-
With this knowledge, the
Office of Recreational
Sports is encouraging
organizations to make
Rec Center See Page 6
Evaluations don't make the grade
Majority of faculty members disapprove
ofSGA's proposed online evaluation system.
By Eufemia R.Tanner
Academic Affairs Committee Chair
Elvis Moya shared the results of the SGA
Teacher Online Evaluation (TOLE) survey
research with SGA members at Monday's
The report, compiled by Jim Cook, asso-
ciate vice president of student services
revealed that 57.7 percent of the 97 faculty
members who responded to the survey
agreed, in varying degrees, that the course
evaluation questions were appropriate for
Nearly half of the faculty reported that
they used their own evaluation forms to
determine course effectiveness.
The survey results accurately portrayed
the rumors of faculty resistance to the
movement towards online posting of
teacher evaluation results. However,
Moya, who has led the crusade, seemed
more intrigued that an even one-fourth of
the responding faculty members agreed
that it would be appropriate to post the
results of the evaluations on the internet.
The TOLE project is still under construc-
tion, but Moya hopes to receive approval
before Fall 2000 Semester.
The Duck, Duck, Read Program was put
to vote and passed unanimously with 46
supporters. Campus organizations will
now collect books for the following three
weeks, after which time, the selected
books will be donated to Central
Elementary in an effort to promote read-
ing in the school. t
SGA President Bobby Waddell briefly
described the CSAB trip to Washington
D.C. where he met with various govern-
ment representatives including both Texas
senators. The visit was part of an effort to
lay the groundwork to establish a higher
level of interaction between Texas univer-
sity senators and Washington D.C.
SGA See Page 6
A little spring
cleaning of an area lake
Around 50 people helped during the first Proctor Cleanup. The
TSU Student Wildlife Society put on the event which resulted
in the following finds: 153 bags of trash, 18 tires, 3 car doors, 2
VCR's, I TV, I tailgate, a newspaper machine and a boat.The
Society hopes to make this an annual event. Brandon and Craig
Motley, above, wade through the lake to remove a corroded.
barrel. Curtis Brawley, left, picks up a tire to carry to shore.
Photos air Aw Duncmi
Two candidates vie for SGA president
The J-TACgave each of the presidential candidates the opportunity Jo explain their platform if elected. Below are their goals
for the Student Government Association 2000-2Q01.They were instructed to keep their commentaries to 250 words or less.
urrently there are over 7,400 students who attend
Tarleton State University, and as a fellow student I
would like to serve as your Student Body
My main goal is to listen and seek out from students,
both from the Stephenville and Killeen campuses, the
problems and issues that have an effect on our educa-
Visiting with a wide variety of students, I would be able
to hear them out and take their ideas back to SGA,
because the assumptions that a wide variety of students'
express, have truth and validity in matters which are
important to our institution.
I believe that this can be achieved by visiting both cam-
puses and pinpointing issues that need attention from
SGA. Being personal is political and that is an important
part of being your President.
As a lobbyist to the administration and to the Board of
Regents, I am willing to research issues, tackle situations,
and be the one to represent you with poise and profes-
sionalism, with issues that are causing extreme concern in
the university system.
Since this position requires a full time commitment, I
am willing to play that role by giving up activities which
take up my time, and give it to my service as President, I
want to work for you and I would like to see things get
1 have set priorities and I am willing to dedicate an
extra effort in seeing that SGA be more successful than
ever, I would appreciate your support and your vote as
your Student Body President.
One of the main things that I along with the help of
SGA as a whole would like to accomplish if elect-
ed would be to get the word out that students do
have a say in what happens at Tarleton.
I would like to further promote school spirit and tap
the full potential that this school possesses. However, if
elected the presidency would not be about doing what I
wanted to do, it would be about myself along with the
executive council and the SGA body acting as the voice of
the students and accomplishing things that the students
I want the students to know that they have and outlet
to get ideas to the administration. I would like to have an
open door policy on the SGA office to hear any student
concerns or ideas.
If a student has an idea for advancement or improve-
ment of our school, I would like them to know that SGA
can listen and work on these ideas.
I believe that every student's ideas are important and
that by working together that we can make Tarleton a
better place for all.
♦ Elections will be held from April 17-19. Students will be
able to vote online at the following web address:
• Computers will be set up for voting in the following build-
ings along with all the computer labs: Business, Humanities,
Wisdom Gym and the SDC.
• A pre-election debate will be sponsored by The J-TAC on
April 10 at 6:15 p.m. in the SDC Ballroom A.
SEE PAGE 10 FOR CANDIDATE PROFILES.
Dollars & cents
By Blair Fonder
. .StaffWriter . . .. _ • - .
Student activities is the top money grabber on the
general student services side of the budget. They
receive $158,000, followed closely by recreational sports
$148,000, rodeo activities at
$126,000 and student publica-
tions at $120,000.
Wanda Mercer, vice-president of student services,
said that recreational sports receives so much because
three out of four students take part in the programs
provided by recreational sports while attending
Tarleton State. 1
"This is the reason the recreational sports amount is
so large," she said, "We usually have about 60 softball
teams compete in intramurals each year, and we even
have an intramural hockey team."
Ronnie Giles, recreational activities director, said that
of the $148,000 his organization receives from the stu-
dent services fees, $26,800 goes to pay the wages of stu-
dents employees. These students develop, officiate and
supervise all of the intramural events Tarleton offers.
"We use our students to carry the leadership and
development of all our intramural events," he said.
"We treat all of our student workers like employees of
Tarleton. I think that is what makes our intramural pro-
gram such a success."
Operating expenses such as travel to national events,
equipment and improvements account for $27,250 of
the recreational sports budget,
"Basically, the equipment we purchase is used to run
our intramural activities. With 81 softball teams, 63 flag
football teams and 41 basketball teams, our equipment
expenses can add up quickly."
The recent addition of the sand volleyball courts
located behind Crockett Hall has increased Tarleton's
Fees See Page 10
Lewis to be history
By Caleb Chapman
Student safety is the
main concern on the minds
of the housing department.
Director of Housing
Charles Gibbens said prob-
lems include potential fire
and the deteriorating con-
ditions of Lewis Hall.
Currently Lewis Hall is
used strictly for overflow
purposes. No students are
housed in Lewis, Plans for
next fall are to condemn
the building and not use it
"It's only a matter of
time before it will be
The process may be
delayed; however, because
the building is used for
storage and is the only way
to enter one of the other
women's halls. Gibbens
said that because the build-
ing has gone too long
Housing See Pace 6
Stephenville to upgrade business scene
By Marily Durbin
The City of Stephenville has
plans for several new businesses
and plans to make some changes
to current businesses.
"There are definite plans for some
new things and some improvements
for current businesses," said Troy
Curtis, City of Stephenville Building
Some changes you may notice include
plans for relocation of the Texas Bank. It
will have a new location at Northwest Loop
and Wolfe Nursery Road.
The HEB grocery store on Washington
Street has plans to build a HEB fuel station at
the vacant lot by the store.
New businesses that are in the making in
Stephenville include a Magic Touch Car
Wash in the 2600 block of West
There will also be a new shop-
ping center at the corner of West
Washington and Wolfe Nursery Road.
Some businesses that will be in
this shopping center include a Jack in
the Box, Staple Office Supply and a Goodies
"We are not sure of when these changes will be fin-
ished, these are just our current projects," Curtis said.
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