The Yellow Jacket (Brownwood, Tex.), Vol. 100, No. 7, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 9, 2009 Page: 2 of 12
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December 9, 2009
Alcohol policy resolution passed;
winter semi-formal announced
Student Bodv President
I hope everyone is doing well
while finishing the semester. In Stu-
dent Government, we are working
hard to represent and serve the student
body by creating a channel between
the administration and the students.
The major issue that we've been
discussing is the alcohol policy.
We surveyed the student body to
get their opinion on the subject.
We were very pleased with the
amount of : ponses we received.
Using this information, we cre-
ated a resolution that would suggest
to the board that the alcohol policy
be changed to allow those of legal
age (21) to consume alcohol off cam-
pus. The resolution was passed after
a vote of 16 to 3 in Student Govern-
ment. It will be taken to the admin-
istrative council before being for-
warded to the Board of Trustees. I
would like to remind students that the
policy will not go into effect until the
Board of Trustees approves the reso-
lution. I am glad that we have been
able to have an educated discussion
across campus concerning this topic.
The resolution concerning cur-
few has been written, but still needs
to be reviewed and voted on in SGA.
On a lighter note, we are excited
to announce that we will be support-
ing Student Foundations to be host-
ing the first annual Snow Ball Win-
ter Semi-Formal. All money raised
through this event will go toward
Student Foundations scholarships.
The tentative date for the Snow Ball
is Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010, with the
location and time to be announced.
Again I would like to encourage
students to give us feedback on their
concerns, questions, wants and/or
needs concerning university life. Feel
free to contact me at robert.davis@
hputx.edu or (210) 621-5248. You
can also contact Student Government
at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for
all your support thus far, and I hope
you all have a great Christmas break.
by NEWS SERVICES
HOWARD PAYNE UNIVERSITY
Senior Tristan Summers was na-
tionally ranked in the top 1 percent on
the Major Field Test (MFT) in Busi-
ness for the fall 2009 assessment.
Summers, who will be graduating
during HPU's Dec. 19 commence-
ment, is pursuing a double major in
Business and the Douglas MacArthur
Academy of Freedom.
Additionally, HPU's Business
Strategy class, the capstone course for
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for their high school prom tickets,
the price range for the Snow Ball
is projected to be $5 a ticket and
$8 a couple. Plus, all of the money
received will be donated towards
Student Foundations scholarships.
"It's going to be a semi-formal,"
explained Katy Lamberton, the
public relations officer for Student
Foundation. Her job is to coordi-
nate between Student Foundation and
SGA in organizing the details of the
"It will hopefully be a mix between
dancing and mingling," Lamberton
Does that sound like a prom?
all business majors, ranked in the top
5 percent nationally, among the 618
universities participating in the MFT.
Other HPU seniors ranking in the top
25 percent included Lane Wakefield,
Michael Lindsay, and Steven Rowell.
"Our business faculty members
are certainly proud of Tristan and
the entire class for this outstanding
achievement," said Dr. Les Plagens,
dean for the school of business. "This
reflects four years of hard work in
our business school. These students
should feel confident competing with
"I don't think so," said Pablo
Guzman, a senior history major at
HPU. "I went to [Dallas Baptist
University's] formal, and it was
amazing. It was nothing like prom."
Besides the fact that other schools
in our conference do similar events,
Lamberton pointed out that Howard
Payne has done this in the past. "I
don't know why they stopped doing
it," she said.
So if this has been successful in
the past and at other schools, perhaps
skeptics are making too much of it.
Most of us have matured since high
school, so it doesn't have to be so
uptight. Rather, it can be another
event in which students can unwind
and create some more memories -
the best of the business graduates na-
tionwide as they pursue their business
There were 132,647 senior busi-
ness majors participating in the U.S.
to form the cohort group.
The MFT in Business provides busi-
ness schools specific assessment
data relating to student performance
in accounting, economics, manage-
ment, quantitative business analysis,
finance, marketing, legal and social
environment, information systems,
and international issues.
only this time from college instead of
high school. Other students seem to
think so, as well.
"It sounds like a great idea," said
Leanne Bledsoe, senior cross-cultural
studies major. "I think it would be
And some have only trivial issues
to sort out before the big day, if it
"I would like it," said Hugo Uribe,
a senior criminal justice major. Then
Uribe joked, "But I probably won't
have a chance to take all of my dates.
I'll have to choose."
At the moment, details are vague,
but the date is set to be early next
semester, most likely on Feb. 6, 2010.
The site is yet to be determined.
U.S. President Obama announced a surge
of 30,000 U.S. troops to Afghanistan to
begin next month. He estimates that the
troops will begin to come home in July
2011. Gen. David Patreas, who oversaw
the Iraq troop surge in 2007, supports
In entertainment news, Oprah Winfrey
announced the retirement of her show
after the completion of its 25th season in
September 2011. Also, Tiger Woods has
created a scandal due to a recent minor
car crash as well as the uncovering of
multiple extramarital affairs. Finally, Jon
Gosselin (Jon & Kate Plus Eight) was
named "Most Provocative" by "Showbiz
Tonight," and has supposedly split from
recent girlfriend Haily Glassman.
Current Houston Mayor Bill White
(Democrat) announced last week that he
will forfeit his campaign for U.S. Senator
to run for the position of Texas Governor.
Coffey Anderson, the Bangs native
and former HPU student who gained a
national following after appearing on
"American Idol" and "Nashville Star"
returned to the area last week.
HPU officials recently presented a check
for $5,104.27 to representatives from the
Brownwood Regional Medical Center
James B. N. Walker Cancer Center. The
money was raised through the Fourth
Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk-
a-Thon at HPU in October.
Twenty-one people turned in Walktober
logs. The total miles walked was
1,041.22, which is longer than the
827 miles from Booker, Texas, in the
northeastern corner of the Panhandle to
Brownsville in the Rio Grande Valley!
The average per day for the group was
33.58 miles, while the average per day
per person was 1.599 miles.
Business students rank high on field test
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