The Optimist (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 81, No. 35, Ed. 1, Friday, January 22, 1993 Page: 1 of 8
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Volume 81 Number 35
Abilene Christian University
Friday Jan. 22 1993
Students happy with new
By Casey Matzke
Student response to the appointment of
Major Boglin as associate dean of stu-
dents appeared to be positive among those
"He seemed impressive in Chapel
although I don't know much about him"
said Will Cairc senior biology major from
Edmond Okla. "I trust the judgment of the
people who chose him."
Boglin who succeed Bob Strader in the
J position spoke in Chapel that day about
ins new position.
In some aspects students believe Boglin
has qualities like those of Stradcn
"He seems to be similar to Strader in the
rapport he has with students" said Clint
Fcndlcy senior accounting major from
chance for study
in foreign culture
By Serono Goh
CU's Campuses Abroad 1993 Summer
Programs will visit five countries.
including Japan China Germany Mexico
and England. A range of subjects from
human resource management to Mexican
culture arc being offered.
Apart from academic emphasis the
Campuses Abroad program is planned to
widen each student's perspective of the
countries they visit. Day trips intensive
language and cultural studies arc part of
the itinerary intended to give students a
chance to experience foreign cultures first-
hand. Human resource management courses arc
being offered in the program going to
Japan and China Spanish courses will be
offered in Guadalajara and Mexican and
German language courses will be offered
on the Wcisbadcn Germany trip.
However although each of these three
expeditions deal with specialized areas of
academin such as application of manage-
ment concepts and intensive linguistic stud-
ies the most popular of the Campuses
Abroad programs is the Oxford England
Dr. Terry L. Miclhc who is director of
the Campuses Abroad program is now at
Oxford teaching courses for the spring
semester. Shannon Cain Micthe's adminis-
trative assistant said response to the
Oxford program was greater this semester
compared with the response it received last
"The Oxford England program appeals
to more students because it isn't limited to
certain courses" said Cain. "Because the
program works through the Emmanuel
College at Oxford there are a variety of
courses available to students."
Cain junior English major from George-
town was also a participant in the Oxford
program last summer. He said one of the
things he enjoyed most was living within
close proximity of his professors.
"You stay in the same building as your
professors and get to sec the lifestyles they
iead" he said. "A lot of them made really
good Christian examples for me."
Some foreign students also participated
in the Oxford program. Henry Zondak
sophomore marketing major from Indone-
sia said the exposure he got on the trip
cleared up some of the misconceptions he
previously had about England.
U.S. involvement in Persian Gulf conflict draws support
By Kathy Colvett
Two years after the Gulf War American
planes again are flying bombing runs
over Iraq and again people are developing
opinions concerning the United States' role
as a global police service.
The general feeling among students inter-
viewed appeared to be in favor of U.S. par-
ticipation in the United Nations coalition
attempts to force Saddam Hussein to com-
ply with UN post-Gulf War demands.
"You can bow and scrape and talk and
talk but eventually you might have to go
knock some sense into them" said Dr.
Eddie Meaders associate professor of polit-
Most'of (he students seemed to agree
with this idea although some students
claimed they did not know enough about
the current situation to decide.
Paris. "I'm not sure of what he has done
before this though."
Previously Boglin worked in the Coun-
seling Center and taught classes in the
Boglin's responsibilities as associate
dean of students include supervising male
social clubs overseeing male dormitories
and taking a main role disciplining male
"I think he will do n good job profes-
sionally" said Reed Benedict sophomore
Bible major from Lansing Mich. "I think
he will be stricter get the job done keep
the campus in shape and keep the social
clubs in line."
Men's social club presidents must sub-
mit their plans for Wednesday night meet-
ings and pledging activities to Boglin.
"I think he will be unbiased toward par
Keep your oye on tho ball
Willie Wildcat freshman Sunshine Adams from Cedar Hill entertains four
the Lady Wildcats' Monday night gamo against East Texas State University
Deadline nears for joining Spring Break
Campaigns; preparations nearly complete
By Sharla Stephens
Opportunity for joining a Spring Break
Campaign is ncaring an end as last
minute preparations ore being finalized.
"We're in the part now where everything
is off the ground; we're just solidifying"
said campaign chairman Scott Meyer
senior youth ministry major from North
Richland Hills. "The tickets are being
bought people arc getting paid up and now
we're focusing on building team spirit."
"I don't really know what to think" said
Robbin Coiner graduate elementary educa-
tion major from Waynesboro Va. "I can
sec some reasons for us being involved but
I'm not sure this is the best way to deal with
Janic Haglc senior history education
major from Throckmorton said although
she did not like that U.S. troops had to
return to the Persian Gulf she supports their
"If there's ever going to be any peace in
this world we're going to have to do some-
thing to get that madman out of Iraq"
A few students have some firsthand
knowledge about the Iraqis through their
roles in the Gulf War.
One of them Robert Perez sophomore
undecided major from Los Frcsnos served
five months in the Middle East. He said he
does not think Hussein will cause signifi
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ticular clubs and organizations" said Chad
Stephens senior pre-med major from
Lakcwood Colo. "I thought Strader did a
good job and I think Boglin will too. He
is young enough to understand that we like
'He is young enough to
understand that we tike
to have fun during
pledging arid wise
enough to know when to
draw the line
to have fun during pledging and wise
enough to know when to draw the line."
Stephens is president of Gamma Sigma
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About 230 people arc signed up for the
13 different campaign destinations Meyer
Campaigns will be traveling to Long
Beach and Santa Barbara Calif; Seattle
Wash.; Miami Fla.; Oak Springs Ariz;
New York; St. Louis Mo.; New Orleans;
Houston; and Tiajuana Mexico.
Additions to last year's destinations are
Costa Rica and San Jose Mexico.
Students desiring to sign up for a cam-
paign must report to the Students' Associa-
tion office by Jan. 29 Meyer said adding
cant amounts of trouble anymore because
enough U.S. military forces could be
deployed within a few day.s.tgmcll any
actions he might begin to take. -. -
Perez said that a younger more creative
successor to Hussein could be more danger-
7 can see some reasons
for us being involved but
I'm not sure this is the
best way to deal with it'
ous than Hussein.
"He is going to be a thorn in our side
until the next regime" Perez said.
However Perez said his contact with
Iraqi refugees led him to think that few
Iraqis strongly supported Hussein. '
"If they had leaders for the people and
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Boglin's appointment as dean is a his-
toric one. While ACU's minority students
make up 17 percent of the student body
minorities lack representation in the
administration. Boglin will be ACU's First
"ACU is moving into the future and is
trying to become more integrated" said
Sheryl Tinncll junior biology major from
Lubbock. "I think we need more minority
professors and administrators."
Chris Troxcl freshman pre-med major
from Bloomington Ind. said "he will
bring in a new perspective."
"I don't think that his being a black per-
son made him a more likely candidate"
For students the transition was quick.
Please see Students p. 7
- year - old Tylor Taylor courtside during
that because airplane ticket purchasing is
being finalized students must sign up
Costs for the campaigns range from $79
for the New Orleans campaign to about
$380 for both the Costa Rica and Seattle
Campaign activities vary widely Meyer
said. Some activities will include visiting
hospitals children's homes and prisons and
working with homeless churches and uni-
Pleese see Campaigns p. 7
not for the government I'd say peace is on
the way" Perez said.
Much of the success of attempts to keep
Iraq's leaders peacefully under control can
be attributed to some degree of worldwide
unity supporting the teams of UN inspec-
tors said Dr. Valdy Eichmann professor of
"I think it's a tremendously hopeful sign
that we are together on something" Eich-
However when the United States recent-
ly bombed a factory complex where sophis-
ticated technology not related to nuclear
development was built the world frowned
"We decided on our own to be a bully"
Eichmann said. "We look brutal again just
as we did in past years when wc viewed
ourselves as the policeman of the world."
Some students expressed similar sentiments.
The 1992 Outstanding Alumnus of the
Year award recipient will be Ray
A recently retired Exxon executive
Hansen graduated from ACU in 1953 and
will receive the award during the Alumni
Day luncheon on Feb. 22.
"Being named Outstanding Alumnus of
the Year is the highest honor bestowed by
the university upon an individual" said
director of alumni Carol Tabor. "The award
is given to an alumnus who has provided
outstanding service to the university pro-
fessional excellence in his field and leader-
ship in his church. Ray has done all three
Candidates for the award arc chosen
through alumni and trustee nominations.
The awards committee then selects finalists
from which the alumni board makes a final
selection in the fall.
Ray Hansen first learned he was chosen
through President Roycc Money at a
December committee meeting in Dallas. "I
nearly fell out of my chair" Hansen said.
Before he was persuaded by his former
employer to come to ACU Hansen had not
made elaborate plans for his future.
"I came to ACU with one pair of blue
jeans and two shirts" said Hansen.
Both he and his friend Ted Sitton had
received full football scholarships and
eventually went on to help lead the Wild-
cats to their first undefeated season in the
sport in 1950.
In addition to his 39 years of managing
Exxon marketing operations Hansen
served five years as an instructor of elec-
tronics and switchboard operation in the
Army Signal Corps.
His unit was named Outstanding Instruc-
tional Unit because its instructors had never
scored less than a superior rating on exami-
nations. "I've done everything from pump gas to
managing half of Exxon's branded sales"
Hansen said. "Through the years the
biggest change has been how rapid change
occurs. What we need now is good people
to train in integrity."
Ray and his wife Nancy now live in Col-
lege Station. They have three children -all
of whom they have sent to ACU.
The awards ceremony will begin with a
reception after the evening lecture on .Feb.
21 in the Hall of Servants.
The Alumni Day luncheon will be con-
ducted the following Monday at noon in
the Gibson Health and P.E. Center.
"I can see the validity of the Monroe
Doctrine but we're acting like more than
just a big boy" Perez said. "We're in dan-
ger of being a bully."
Kiowa Garcia senior history major from
Abilene said the U.S. actions have been
indicative of the remnants of imperialistic
Eichmann said he was concerned for the
United States' sudden drop in world opin-
ion because of the factory bombings.
It would be fine if the UN took the initia-
tive again and wanted U.S. help with the
coalition in a police action but unilateral
action again would be a bad idea Eichmann
Eichmann said "The new administration
might smooth things over but not without
Meaders said "We have somebody new
in the White House and anything can hap-
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