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•Leadership Lamar, Page 2
•Cards win statistics,
Wednesday, October 11,1978
Vol., No. 11
Serving the Lamar community for 55 years
JIVING BLOOD—Terri Thompson, manager, left, and Gordon George, co-
)range sophomore, donates her pint chairmen of the drive, right, lend moral
[luring the annual Lamar University Blood support.
)rive, while'Jesse Sanders, blood drive Photo by suv« wu»on
One hundred and five people from
karious organizations participated in the
Iteventh Leadership Lamar conference
^eld Thursday, Friday and Saturday at
faterwood on Lake Livingston.
Purposes of the conference includ' d
Riving campus leaders training that will
promote individual leadership develop-
lent, giving student orgainzations
materials that will increase their ef-
fectiveness and enriching student life in
general, according to steering committee
Co-chairmen of the steering committee,
peslie Landry, and Dale Menefee, seniors,
Opened the conference Thursday evening
ilong with Ann Shaw, dean of student
Development, and George McLaughlin,
pice president for student affairs.
Friday morning’s sessions were presen-
ted by Jacque Placette, director of student
Organizations and panhellenic adviser,
Ind Annie Stegeman, assistant program
pirector for the Setzer Student Center.
Friday evening’s session was presented
by Ann Diel, assistant professor of
The last session, on Saturday morning,
ras a question/answer panel discussion.
Friday and Saturday afternoons were
Ipent playing tennis, swimming, hor-
seback riding, playing golf, jet skiing and
enjoying other means of recreation.
Sponsors for the conference were Blue
Key, Cap and Gown, the Residence Hall
Association, the Setzer Student Center
Council and the Student Government
Students who made up the steering com-
mittee for the conference were Lila Antle,
graduate student, registration chairman;
Mike Baker, senior, publicity chairman;
Andy Blalock, junior, transportation
chairman; Becky Byrd, senior, secretary
and printed program chairman; and
Sarah Cammareri, senior, student par-
Others on the steering committee were
Donald Citrano, senior; Valerie Daniels,
junior, publicity chairman; Phyllis Ford,
senior, facility arrangements chairman;
and Cindy Garrett, senior, special
Also Fran Hudgins, senior, treasurer;
Carmen Rayon, senior, recreation chair-
man; and Tony Sekaly, junior, ways and
The steering committee expressed
gratitude for the financial aid provided by
the RHA, the SSCC, the SGA, Gulf States
Utilities Company and Lamar University.
See photos, page 2
Today is the last day to drop a class or
withdraw from the university without
Students dropping courses are not
equired to clear their decisions to do so
yith their instructors, but they must have
Ihe approval of their academic advisers or
Ihe appropriate department heads, depen-
ding on the individual student’s major.
If the drop procedure is initiated today, a
grade of “Q” (indicating no credit and no
flours) will be recorded on the student’s
transcript. A grade of “W” will be recor-
ded for withdrawls. For drops after the
penalty-free period ending today, grades
kre recorded as “Q” or “F,” indicating
(hat the student was passing or failing at
le time the drop procedure was initiated.
Withdrawal from the university will still
be noted, after today, by a “W” on the
.In dropping a class, students must ob-
tain the necessary forms from their in-
dividual departments before the Office of
Admissions and Records can process their
To take care of any last minute overload,
the office of admissions and records will
remain open until 6 p.m. this evening, ac-
cording to Elmer Rode, associate dean of
Completed drop forms for all schools can
also be processed through Continuing
Education, 101 Wimberly Student Affairs
Building, until 9 p.m. tonight.
Private investors in housing future
By MARK KNOWLES
of the UP staff
A proposed planning schedule for a
university housing project to be primarily
financed by private investors has been
“The project is designed to help campus
shortages by attracting private investors
to the university for purposes of con-
structing housing that would be com-
petitive on the open market,” according to
George McLaughlin, vice president for
McLaughlin said the decision to look into
the possibility of additional housing ac-
commodations was a result of the univer-
sity’s enrollment patterns.
“At the start of each new semester,
more requests for housing are made than
there are units available. At the beginning
of the fall semester, we had over 300
students seeking housing that we just did
not have room for,” McLaughlin said.
“A key that also played an important
role in this decision was the arrival of
President Kemble to the university,” he
“Students, too, were requesting that ef-
forts be made to create a “drag” center
like that of other universities.”
“These ‘drag’ areas consist of all the
shopping facilities that students need.
They include laundries, head shops,
clothing stores and other services within
close distance of the school,” McLaughlin
“It is not our intentions for the project to
develop a shopping area; but we hope that,
as a result, the private sector will seek to
provide these services.”
Under the direction of Bo Crawford,
dean of students, a project planning com-
mittee and an advisory committee were
established about three weeks ago.
Crawford and Bruce Stracener, director
of university housing, met with these com-
mittees to determine the general project
needs and requirements of the plan.
It was at these meetings that the project
became the first to utilize the three-phase
master plan and implementation chart
established by Dr. Kemble last year.
At this point, McLaughlin appointed a
student advisory committee of students to
work with the University Facilities Plan-
ning Review Committee.
“By doing this, we could be sure that the
university planning committee would
receive input from the students as to what
they actually need rather than having It
decided for them,” McLaughlin said.
Stracener and Rex Goode, director of
campus planning, are currently drafting a
written program description which will In-
clude the rough cost estimate of the
This draft will also determine what type
of construction will go on, the number of
students that the project will serve and
what type of services the facility will
After the completion of this draft, the
planning review committee will study the
proposal in the context of the needs and
requirements of the university. It will also
determine if the proposed construction will
enhance or detract from the master plan,
according to McLaughlin.
The preliminary proposal will then be
discussed with Dr. Kemble. If it is ap-
proved, it will be submitted to the Board of
Regents for consideration.
If approved by the Board of Regents, the
proposal will receive any needed
modifications under the direction of
Stracener and Goode.
McLaughlin will then attempt to clear
the proposal with the state attorney
McLaughlin said that the concept has
already been cleared by that office but
must be checked again to insure that the
final details are not in violation of state
“The state concern in this issue is that
state-funded land is being used to build
privately financed housing operations,”
“We are shooting for clearance from the
Coordinating Board by Nov. 30,” Crawford
Starting with a scheduled date of Dec. 1,
the proposal will be presented to private
According to McLaughlin, 19 investors
have already expressed interest in the
project, and he expects more response
when the proposal is made public.
After the submissions of the various in-
vestors have been filed, the Board of
Regents will analyze the proposals and
award the contract on March 15.
Before the contract has been awarded,
however, the university must check with
the City of Beaumont in hopes that it will
“dedicate” the streets of Oregon and Ver-
mont to the project so that they may be
“This would allow the entire housing
project to lie on one solid area of land
•- •• -•» >-
1978-79 CARD-N-ELLES—From left to
right, Lisa Wilson, Debbie Gentry, Amy
Echols, Phyllis Brockschmidt, Jane Car-
baugh, Kathy Williams, Gracelyn Breaux,
Desiree Leon, Robin Clark, Debbie Monk,
and Sarah Darbonne. Photo by suvewiuon
rather than being subdivided by several
streets,” McLaughlin said.
Although Lamar owns most of the land
in the general vacinity of the proposed
housing area, McLaughlin said, an ad-
ditional 6-8 lots will have to be purchased
to accommodate the project.
“Again,, we are shooting for a complete
survey description of the property in-
volved, including the new property, by
Feb. 28,” Crawford said.
“Oscar Baxley (vice president for finan-
ce) is already looking into possibilities for
acquiring the additional land that we need
for this project,” Crawford said.
Construction is scheduled to begin April
1 and target date for completion is Dec. 31,
“We are hopeful that by January 1980
the housing project will be ready for oc-
cupancy,” McLaughlin said.
McLaughlin said that the housing
project has been one of the most exciting
things that he has worked on at the univer-
"First, when the project is finally
realized, it will provide another dimension
to university life which I hope will im-
prove the quality of campus life. The
students and faculty using these facilities
will demand certain goods and services
which will upgrade campus life.”
“Also, the approach of the project is in-
deed novel. It seeks to bring together the
public sector, university and private
capital in efforts to meet the needs of the
students,” McLaughlin said.
“Hopefully,” McLaughlin said, "it will
enable the university to provide first-class
housing accommodations to the students
while at the same time producing a profit
for private investors.”
Eight Card-N-elles and three alternates
were chosen to be members of the new
basketball dance troupe, on Monday in the
Chosen to serve for the upcoming
basketball season are Desiree Leon, Port
Arthur freshman; Gracelyn Breaux,
Beaumont freshman; Phyllis Brocksch-
midt, Port Neches freshman; Sarah Dar-
bonne, Nederland freshman; Amy Echols,
Port Neches freshman; Cindy Monk,
Silsbee freshman; Kathy Williams,
Nederland freshman; and Lisa Wilson,
Alternates for the coming season are
Jane Carbaugh, Nederland freshman;
Robin Clark, Port Arthur junior; and
Deborah Gentry, Nederland freshman.
The new members tried out before a
panel of five judges, performing a routine
that they had learned at clinics held the
week before, according to Annie
Stegeman, Card-N-elle sponsor.
The dance group will be performing at
the half-time of all home basketball
games. Their routines will be
choreographed by Lindsey Wilson, Lake
itudents’ last chance today
;o drop class without penalty
Pub name contest planned
The Setzer Center Governing
Board is sponsoring a contest to
rename the Redbird Perch when it
becomes the campus pub.
All students, faculty and staff are
eligible to enter the contest and vie
for the prize of a lunch and a dinner
for two in the pub.
The University Press will carry an
entry coupon in its Friday edition.
All entries must be turned in by noon
Wednesday, Oct. 18, at the In-
formation Desk in the Setzer Student
The entry chosen by the Gover-
ning Board will be presented to Dr.
C. Robert Kemble, president of
Lamar, for approval.
KVLU-FM is looking for volun-
teers to help with a three-day
“Salute to the Golden Days of
Radio,” Oct. 27-29. The station will
be broadcasting 42 hours of old-time
radio shows during the special
marathon, with a goal of doubling
the number of KVLU members and
Workers are needed to take
telephone pledges, fill out con-
tributor forms and help with station
announcing, particularly during the
late-night hours before signoff.
Lamar students, faculty of staff
members willing to volunteer are
asked to call Joanne Scarborough or
Sarajane Lohmann at KVLU, 838-
Ransom offered for KU mascot
LAWRENCE, Kan. (UPI) — Members
a University of Kansas fraternity are
lling to pay $75 ransom for the safe
turn of a 7-year-old chubby blue and red
*d that has not been seen on campus for a
Baby Jayhawk, a mascot costume that
s not been able to appear at three home
itball games, is missed.
Wore precisely, the Baby Jayhawk first
is missed Sept. 9 when it disappeared
>m a firm where it was being recovered.
A search to locate the costume has in-
volved the athletic department, fraterni-
ties and the alumni association, and
suspicions have spread to Texas A&M —
whose team was in Lawrence the weekend
the bird disappeared; Kansas State
University — always an archrival; and
Iowa State — which invades Lawrence
Oct. 28 for homecoming.
KU has placed messages on the
scoreboard at each of three home football
games and asked alumni associations at
the three other schools to seek the Baby
Jayhawk, a mascot representing a fic-
tional bird. Members of the Phi Kappa
Theta fraternity at KU, which built the
float in 1971 introduced the diminutive
mascot as a companion to the 1959-vintage
big Jayhawk, has placed reward ad-
vertisements in the Kansas State and
Texas A&M student newspapers.
But the Baby Jayhawk, produced at a
cost of $600 seven years ago, has not been
Jerry Waugh, assistant athletic director,
says the department is considering
replacing the Baby Jayhawk with a new.
model but will not decide until the football
season is over.
“We would hate to go through a basket-
ball season without the mascot,” Waugh
said. “If it isn’t found, I would assume then
that we would take steps to try to get it
DEMONSTRATION—The Iranian Student Association of Lamar University held a
demonstration in front of the Setzer Student Center Monday to protest the regime of the
Shah of Iran and American involvement in their home country. Phot* by tiro wumb
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