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July 2001 • Volume 161 Number 13
B9 Tarleton's largest residency almost complete
Eric Newman offers advice to
Barnes & Noble becomes
University & SGA presidents
send words of welcome.
"X" MARKS THE SPOT
Campus map guides your stay
See what a Tarleton football
player has to say.
Reviews of the summer pro-
duction and planetarium.
excels in leaps
By |ustin Taylor
Editor in Chief
The PASS Program is now in
its tenth year of operation
under Jerry Madkins, director
of the program and business
' professor. The program was
designed to help eligible stu-
dents make an easier transition
from high school to college. The
criteria of financial need, acade-
mic excellence, leadership, first
generation college students and
meeting application deadlines
enable students to be accepted
into the PASS program. When
students agree to accept the
$2000 scholarship that provides
for tuition, fees, room, board
and books, they must attend
the second summer session at
Tarleton State University.
PASS See Page 10
fr t turn Maim
ierly awaits the
3 njsh date will be
By Alyson Henigan
The Tarleton family e ■
completion of the nev
ments. The estimated f
Wednesday, August fir si The new apart-
ments consist of three buildings, 24 units
and 288 bed spaces, which makes this
facility the largest of all other Tarleton
resident buildings. Residents for the
apartments were determined by hours
completed and requests from returning
students. In building this new addition,
Housing and Resident Life had planned
to shut down Gough and Moody resident
halls but with students returning and
incoming freshman, those halls will
remain open. In order for them to accom-
modate all students who wish to live on
campus,Tarleton will be upgrading
Gough and Moody to comply with the
fire safety codes.
Residents will have access to a club-
house which is located in the center of
the three apartment buildings. This
building contains a large lounge area
with a television and couches. They will
also be able to reserve meeting rooms for
study groups and use the computer lab.
The laundry room will also be located in
Each four-bedroom apartment is fully
furnished with a couch, two living room
chairs, a coffee table and a dining room
table. Each bedroom contains adjustable
beds and desks, computer, telephone
and cable hook-ups. The kitchen area is
furnished with a dishwasher, garbage
disposal, microwave, refrigerator and an
All rooms in the apartments have ceil-
ing fans and have been installed with
regulation water sprinklers and smoke
detectors according to the fire safety
Building of the
Cement is being
poured for the
(Top Left Middle)
Framework for the
apartment goes up.
complexes in tran-
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sition just months
after the cement is
tively scheduled to
be finished by
Photos by Nickie
codes. The upstairs apartments will have
balconies and the ground level apart-
ments will have a patio area.
There is also a total of six handicap
units, Adjustments have been made such
as lowered cabinets, ramps, railings and
bathtubs according to laws made by the
Americans with Disabilities Act-
A pavilion, located next to the club-
house, will be equipped with picnic
tables and electrical outlets.
As for parking, there have been spaces
allotted for one vehicle per resident.
APARTMENTS See Page 10
Incoming freshmen have been warned | On and off the field
Duck Camp Connection | Track athlete makes great strides
By Justin Taylor
Editor in Chief
On August 21 Tarleton State University's sev-
enth annual Duck Camp will begin instructing
incoming freshman on the many traditions of
Together, the students and group leaders will
travel to Van, Texas and spend four days learning
about Tarleton and each other. This camp pro-
vides students with an opportunity to make an
easier transition from high school to college and
begin the semester having already met some
members of their incoming class.
Duck Camp got its name from the legend of
Oscar P - the pet duck John Tarleton owned. It
was said that Oscar P followed John Tarleton
everywhere he went It was even rumored that
Oscar P is buried with John Tarleton.
The Duck Camp program started under the
direction of TASL, the Tarleton Association of
Student Leaders, and is now under the Office of
Duck Camp is offered each summer for incom-
ing freshman. There will be 370 campers attend-
ing this year. The price is $80. This year the
campers will be going to the Sky Ranch Retreat
Center. Sky Ranch is a huge facility that has its
own private ninety-acre lake. All cabins are air-
conditioned and the food is wonderful.
DUCK'CAMP Seepage 10
Special to the J-TAC
Jill Shaw excels at track, horse-
back riding and cheerleading.
In May, she took part in a hep-
tathalon at Tarleton State
University in Stephenvilie,
Texas, where she is a junior on a
track scholarship pursuing a
marketing degree. The hep-
tathalon consisted of the 100-
meter hurdle, high jump, shot
put, 200-meter race, long jump,
javelin and 800-meter race,
It was all in a day's work for
Jill, although her parents and
doctors are certainly impressed
with her physical accomplish-
ments, That's because Jill
underwent posterior spinal
fusion immediately following
her graduation from high school
in Kxum, Texas.
Already an accomplished ath-
lete, Jill was diagnosed with
mild scoliosis during a routine
physical examination in junior
high school. Local doctors told
her parents to wait and see if the
scoliosis got worse. Over the
next few years, it did, but she
continued to run, jump and
cheer (she chose cheerleading
over basketball, where she also
"When I was first diagnosed, 1
didn't think about it, but is was
hard having something wrong
with you in school," said Jill.
As the scoliosis worsened, the
Shaws went to several doctors in
Krum. All of them said the
place for Jill was Texas Scottish
Rite Hospital for Children, At
the hospital, the Shaws met with
Dr. Tony Herring, chief of staff,
who evaluated Jill and later per-
formed a posterior spinal fusion
(the family referred to it as
Herring's Hooks) in July after
her senior year in high school.
Jill and her parents love Texas
Scottish Rite Hospital for
Children. "Everyone is so nice
there," Jill said, "Whenever I go
back, I always stop and say, 'Hi',
to the recovery room nurses.
One visit, I brought them a
Athlete See Page 10
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