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Who has time to study--when it’s warm and the water is so inviting? With no time
for a trip to the beach, Brooks Resident Janet Mims settles for the next best thing--
the quadrangle fountain
Staff photos by Greg Giles
SGA, SSCC, IFC support
‘pub-type facility’ in Perch
A resolution proposing that a
“pub-type facility” be created
on campus has been supported
by the Student Government
Association (SGA).
The proposal, submitted by
Shaheen L. Farah, president of
the Inter Fraternity Council,
and Steve Scott, senator at
large, states that “in so much
as the present facilities found
on campus do not fully meet the
needs and pleasures of the
students of Lamar Univer-
sity...such a facility would
significantly improve campus
life.”
The proposal was submitted
in response to questions about
converting the Redbird Perch
in the Setzer Center to a Dub.
Farah is working with a com-
mittee to present the idea of a
facility to serve alcoholic
beverages to campus
organizations. “We want to see
if this idea has solid student
support,” said Farah.
“The committee has only
been in existance for two days
and we have the SGA, the IFC
and the Setzer Student Center
Council (SSCC) supporting the
proposition,” he said.
Co-sponsor of the resolution,
Steve Scott, said that other
large universities in the state
have facilities that serve
alcoholic beverages and they
don’t seem to be having
problems with them. He added
that there is nothing at Lamar
to attract students back to the
campus after they have gone
home after classes.
“We need a place that the
students can go and maybe
have a couple of beers after a
date. If they want to do that now
they would have to go to a bar,”
said Scott.
“The Clue,” a course descrip-
tion booklet being published by
the academic affairs com-
mittee of the Student Govern-
ment Association (SGA) is now
available at no charge at the in-
formation booths in the Wim-
berly Student Affairs building,
the Setzer Student Center and
Tech Arts, according the Greg
Vela, academic affairs chair-
' man of SGA.
Included in the publication
will be a course description of
class objectives and goals,
reading .assignments, type of
assignments (research, case
studies, field work), labs or
seminar sessions (equipment
and supplies needed), grading
system and prerequisites
(courses, background
knowledge).
The course description
publication was approved by
the SGA Senate last Fall,
Certain departments were
not included in “The Clue”
either because of objections to
the publication or inability of
the department to meet the
press deadline.
Copies of the publication will
also be available in counselors’
offices during pre-advisement
week, April 18-22, and at fresh-
man orientation this summer.
“The Clue” follows a trend
taken by major universities
such as the University of
California at Berkley and UT-
Austin, according to Byron
Balentine, member of the
academic affairs committee.
Coordinators of “The Clue”
are Byron Balentine and Greg
Vela.
Lamar offers degree first
SSCC Constitution
raises controversy
The Governing Board of the
Setzer Student Center Council
voted to approve a new con-
stitution for the SSCC Monday,
but controversy arose over
when the new document should
go into effect.
The Board voted to accept the
revised constitution, which has
been worked on for three years,
by a 5-3 vote. It is scheduled to
go into effect after the cer-
tification of new officers.
The hotly contested point of
when the constitution should
take effect had a direct bearing
on the outcome of the SSCC
presidential election Wed-
nesday and Thursday.
The SSCC had recommended
that the constitution go into ef-
fect immediately, thereby
allowing more people to run sin-1
ce the new document makes a
person eligible for SSCC
president with only one
previous semester of being an
SSCC chairman. The old con-
stitution made having two
semesters of experience a
qualification.
major from Winnie, was the
only candidate directly affected
by waiting until after newly-
elected officers were certified
to put the new constitution into
effect. Ledet, who signed up to
run for SSCC president, was
chairman only one semester.
Thus, he was eligible under the
new constitution, but not under
the old.
Had the revised document
gone into effect prior to elec-
tions, then Ledet would have
been eligible to run.
However, because the Gover-
ning Board voted to wait until
after officers were certified
before the new constitution and
therefore lesser qualifications
went into effect, Ledet’s name
could not be placed on the
ballot.
Ledet then decided to cam-
paign as a write-in candidate,
with plans to take the case to
the Supreme Court if he won.
The Student Government
Association Elections Com-
mittee had unanimously okeyed
Ledet’s move to run a write-in
Paul Ledet, junior business campaign Tuesday.
Two on Center staff
turn in resignations
'The Clue’gives regristration hints
Mel Caraway, assistant
director of the Setzer
Student Center, and Neita
Smith, associate program
director, have resigned their
positions, according the
Larry Markley, SSC direc-
tor.
Caraway, who has held his
post at Lamar since March
of 1975, said he would like to
get into more programming.
Before coming to Lamar he
was night manager of the
student center at Van-
derbilt.
“I have really enjoyed the
people here,” Caraway said.
“This school is really
changing. A lot has changed
since I’ve been here.
“It was challenging with
the type of community we
have here. But I really en-
joyed the people-especially
the staff. We have some of
the most qualified people in
the country here. I’ve lear-
ned a lot. I’m just ready for
a change.”
Smith, who graduated
from Lamar in the Spring of
1973, has held her position
since the Fall of 1973.
She is leaving Lamar for a
change of location, ac-
cording to Markley, who
said he felt she would like to
do other things after four
years in her present
position.
Heare earns energy degree
Lamar was the first univer-
sity in the nation to offer a
degree in Energy Resources
Management, and Charles Ed-
ward Heare of Beaumont is
scheduled to be the first
graduate to receive his B.S. in
that specialization.
Heare, a Beaumont High
graduate, has already signed a
job contract with Gulf States
Utilities Company.
This degree program is from
the College of Science, under
the Department of Geology,
and currently has 32 majors.
A recent edition of “Electric
Light & Power” gave credit to
Eastern Illinois University as
having the first degree plan in
this field.
Bryan D. Beck Jr., member
of the Lamar Board of Regents,
saw the article and im-
mediately wrote the publisher,
advising him of Lamar’s
program and prospective
graduate.
Beck said, “Lamar Univer-
sity is most pleased with the
status of the present and future
of the Energy Resources
Management program--the fir-
st to be offered among univer-
sities and colleges of the United
States.”'
Editor sought
for next year
Applications are being ac
cepted for the position o
Editor for the Universit
Press. Deadline for applyin
is 5 p.m., Wednesday, Apr:
20.
Applicants for the position
should have received credit
for News Reporting, News
Reporting (Repeat), Editing
and Copyreading, and Laws
and Ethics of Mass Com-
munications, or should
possess equivalent ex-
perience in the print media.
The ’77-’78 UP editor
should be announced within
two weeks of the deadline by
the Publications Board who
will make the selection.
The new editor will
replace Cheryl Daniels,
Orange Mass Com-
munications major, who will
graduate in May.

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