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October 22, 2009
KALIE LOWRIE/HPU Alumni Services
Court: from page 1
for queen. When asked about her nomination, she
notes, "I don't deserve any recognition, but it's
encouraging to know that I have been given the
chance by my peers to participate in all of the home-
Last but not least, Miranda Cole is a senior Cross-
Cultural Studies major from the town of Borger,
Texas, outside of Amarillo. She is not exactly sure
what God wants her to do in the future; however,
upon graduation she is moving to the northwest
area of Portland and Seattle to work with lots of
coffee and people. This is her first time to be nomi-
nated for the court, and from her recent remarks it
caught her slightly off guard. She says, "Although
people would categorize me as friendly, I have never
viewed myself as popular or anything like a home-
coming queen. It has been a blast so far though!"
Ladies and gentlemen, breathe deeply: this is
your Howard Payne University Homecoming Court
for the year 2009.
Be sure to grab a cup of Fambrough's Joe (not
the person), sit back and enjoy the Homecoming
SGA President offers agenda updates
few policy committee. Both com- Last month, I met with Dr. Ellis,
Robert Davis mittees will be creating a resolution our University President, to discuss
to alter the current policies. Student several student issues. Dr. Ellis told
Student Bodv Government will vote on both poli- me that one of his main focuses
Sd Bdcies before they are presented to was to improve student facilities
President the administration. If you have any and resources. In our meeting I dis-
questions, feel free to contact either covered that Dr. Ellis is very open
committee chair or myself. to creating a stronger relationship
The committee working on our between the administration and the
I hope every one is having a great Howard Payne Tradition Ring met students. I am planning on meeting
semester. In Student Government last week with Balfour on the final with Dr. Ellis again at the end of this
we have been pressing forward in design. We hope to be able to share month.
our goal to serve the student body with you the finalized concept in the Again I would like to encourage
by creating a channel between the coming weeks. Seniors graduating students to give us feedback on their
administration and the students. in December and May will be able concerns, questions, wants and/or
We have created two new com- to purchase the ring after Student needs in University life. Feel free to
mittees to look into the alcohol and Government approves the design. contact me at Robert.Davis@hputx.
curfew policies. Senior Presiding The committee will be looking into edu or (210) 621-5248. You can
Senator, Jessica Zaldivar is heading splitting the ring cost into student also contact Student Government
the alcohol policy committee and fees for future graduating seniors to at SGA@hputx.edu. Thank you for
Curry Mitchell, Freshman Presiding be given a Howard Payne Tradition all your support thus far and I hope
Senator, will be heading the cur- Ring. your semester continues to go well.
President Obama was announced as the
winner of the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize
(created by the inventor of dynamite).
The committee cited Obama's efforts in
nuclear disarmament. Other U.S. Presi-
dents to win the prize include Theodore
Roosevelt, Al Gore, Jimmy Carter, and
Woodrow Wilson. There has been sub-
stantial controversy concerning this de-
cision, domestically and internationally.
Also in international new, western and
collective international pressures have
finally succeeded in an Afghanistan
run-off presidential election. There was
substantial protesting after this sum-
mer's election was reported to have been
Last week a bill was passed that will al-
low prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay to
be tried in the states under U.S. law. This
is a significant step towards closing the
controversial prison site.
A state election will be held on November
3 concerning a number of amendments,
including Proposition 11 to withdraw the
right of eminent domain from private
enterprises. Go to the Brownwood Li-
brary for a free, nonpartisan voter's guide
to learn about all of the issues. You can
obtain an absentee voting ballot by visit-
ing the website of your county clerk or
through the Secretary of State website.
Workers installed traffic lights on the
signal bridge at the intersection of
U.S. Highways 67 and 183 in Early on
During the packed, double-credit
chapel "Student Speak" event, Dr. Ellis
announced that a tentative date for a
Mims dedication is scheduled for April.
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