The Optimist (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 81, No. 37, Ed. 1, Friday, January 29, 1993 Page: 1 of 8
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ABILENE CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY
ABILENE TX 79699
m 'Volume 81 Number 37
Abilene Christian University
Friday Jan. 29 1993
Spring enrollment rises over previous year
Spring 12th day enrollment was up com-
pared to last spring's numbers an
indicator nlong with the foil increase that
the university's decline in student popula-
tion has halted said Dr. Joe Cope assistant
to the president.
This semester's enrollment totaled 3791
on the 12th day the day universities com-
puted enrollment for federal reporting pur-
poses. Last spring the enrollment totaled 3719
while the previous year's spring figure was
Cope said the upturn in the figures might
represent an upward trend in enrollment
which was at least an indication that the
slide had ended.
Spring figures have not been as impor-
tant an indicator as the fall figures in the
past Cope said but improvements in the
university's ability to track what happens
to individual students makes the spring fig-
ures a more useful indicator of student
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By Charlotte Hardlson
Fith the opening of a Denny's Restau
rant near ACU students have a
wider choice of late-night places to study.
In the past the Kettle Restaurant often
catered to studying ACU students whose
books were open and eyes were bagging.
However some students found the Ket-
tle's service less than accepting.
"They're really rude. Even when you're
just there to eat" said Kris Vanhorn
senior broadcast journalism major from
Vanhorn said she and her roommate
usually go to the Kettle four out of the five
school nights and stay for two or three
SA approves funding for spring concert construction of new deck
By Kathy Colvett ference came through having some money thing that will last for years" Hinshaw said talk while they enjoy the music- game at 5 p.m. he said.
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. Students' Association representatives
wcame together Wednesday anticipating
" a tedious session debating the proposed
budget but the meeting produced several
more pleasant discussion topics instead.
After passing the budget they approved
funding two major projects for students a
concert and a new deck addition to the
I Campus Center.
f The proposed distribution of the $45000
allotted to the SA for this semester was
unanimously approved in about 10 minutes
as opposed to the hour-long consideration
given in the fall.
; Scott Hinshaw SA treasurer said the dif
The figures showed a 143-studcnt
increase in the freshman class but that fig-
ure was offset by the number of seniors
who graduated In December Cope said.
One of the factors in the increase has
been the response to the new degree pro-
gram for non-traditional students which
now has 82 students enrolled Cope said.
Among the various colleges the one
showing a significant increase was the Col-
lege of Professional Studies which gained
100 new students in the spring semester.
Cope said students who had not yet
declared a major were placed in that col-
lege. The College of Business Administration
showed a slight decrease from fall enroll-
ment but Cope said the decrease was less
than had been experienced in previous
Cope credited the recruiting efforts of
Don King recruiting director and his staff
with stopping 'the decline.
King said recruiting efforts among inter
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compete for late-night students
After the opening of Denny's in mid-
September students hoped for a heartier
welcome there than they had received at
Vanhorn said she tried studying at
Denny's but prefers driving across town to
the Kettle at Turner Plaza.
Ted Riegel manager of the Kettle on I-
20 said rudeness might have been a prob-
lem in the past but added "We welcome
Waitress Andrea Garrison had similar
positive comments about students who
choose to study at Denny's.
"It's quiet which makes it a great place
to study "shc said.
"We love it" Garrison added. "Most
students order drinks while they're study
mg and sometimes order food too."
left over from last semester to add to the
The SA then committed to spending
$1000 this semester toward construction of
a large deck with a stage on the southwest
corner of the cafeteria's west dining room.
Hinshaw said the deck will be the most
versatile entertainment area on campus.
Most of the time the deck will be open as
a gathering and eating place said Matt
Murphy SA president.
For breakfast and lunch it can be used by
anybody and it can be closed off as an
extension of the Bean during dinner hours
''Instead of spending money on a one-
hour concert we're spending it on some
national students were also an important
He also said his office has worked to
advance the date it first contacts high
school prospects about attending ACL).
Previously high school seniors would be
contacted the first time in September of
their senior year.
That date has been moved to February a
time when many other universities arc
making their first contacts as well King
By September the recruiters will have a
list of the more serious prospects and will
be able to devote more time to bringing
them to the university making ACU more
competitive King said .
Cope said university officials also are
working on simplifying the process for
obtaining financial aid.
Simplifying the process will not only
make it easier for students to choose ACU
but will help students already attending the
university he said.
Riegel estimated an average of 10-15
students study at the Kettle on an average
night with the number increasing later in
Garrison on the other hand said she
usually sees 2-3 students each night at
Riegel said he had not noticed u remark-
able decline in the number of students who
study at the Kettle since Denny's opened
but added he couldn't be sure since Jan-
uary is generally a slow month for busi-
Students seem to prefer studying away
from their own apartments for one main
reason Vanhorn said.
"If I stay at my apartment I'll go to
sleep. There s no place to sleep at the Ket
tle that s why we go she said.
Construction is expected to begin this
semester if the rest of the funding is
approved by the school
The SA also agreed to commit $3000
each semester of the 1993-94 school year to
completing the project.
The major entertainment committee
unveiled tentative plans for a concert to
occur on March 23.
The concert would feature two little-
known groups and would be in the mall
area where students will be able to eat and
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Women's retreat Friday
By Serene Goh
women's retreat organized by the Spiri-
tual Life Committee will be conducted
Friday evening through Saturday morning
at the Southern Hills Church of Christ.
The retreat sponsored by the Students'
Association bean the theme "Sisters grasp-
ing a heart for God" and is open to all ACU
The meeting will begin with a brief intro-
ductioa.before guest speaker Jeaocne Reese
addresses the topic of being daughters of
God. A small-group discussion will follow
Lyndy Lovcll Spiritual Life Committee
chair said the tone of the retreat will be
"We'll be watching a movie later on in
the night and everyone will sleep on the
floor" said Lovcll senior nursing major
from Hurst. "We're going to bring our
A friendship panel of three women
Vicki Edwards junior corporate fitness
Seminars to discuss men's feelings
conflict resolution strategies
By Kathy Colvott
A husband-wife counseling team from
California will present two seminars on
campus this weekend.
Dr. Brian Jones and Dr. Linda Phillips-
Jones will discuss on Friday "A Fight to the
Better End: Win-Win Conflict Resolution
Strategies" and on Saturday they will guide
participants through "Men Have Feelings
Too: Beyond the Current Men's Move-
ment." Both seminars will meet in the Hilton
Room of the Campus Center from 9-4 p.m.
on their scheduled days.
The seminars will be especially useful for
helping lay-counselors such as church lead-
ers and personnel managers in developing
their skills to counsel people in these two
areas said D.L. Stacey program coordina-
tor in the Department of Professional and
Stacey said she hopes about 25 people
will attend each seminar featuring the mar-
Each seminar will cost $45.
"In their own rights both of them have a
lot of experience" Stacey said referring to
the husband-wife team. "Either one could
do the workshop but they just happen to do
Estimated costs will be kept to a minimal
$5300 compared to the $30000 Paul Over-
street concert: therefore through the money
already in the budget and proposed sales of
$5 tickets the budget is expected to break
even. The motion that plans for the concert
proceed passed without opposition.
Approximately 200 juniors and seniors
are expected to attend a Super Bowl social
Sunday said Will Caire vice president of
the senior class.
The social will begin at 4 p.m. with a
short devotional during which SA treasurer
Scott Hinshaw will speak said Caire senior
biology major from Edmond Okla
The group then will watch the pregame
show at 4:30 p.m. and the DallasBuffalo
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major from Oklahoma City Okla.; Paige
McCall senior elementary education major
from Abilene; and Rutha Taylor senior ele-
mentary education major from Weslaco
will talk about the different aspects of
Christian friendship. .
Lovcll said a group of 20 interested"
women helped plan the retreat.
"We wanted to focus on how important'
our role as daughters of God is" she said.;
"We also wanted to encourage women
looking for spiritual friendships."
Erin Tomblin senior nursing major from
Atlanta will be leading the music for the
night. She said she appreciated the opportu-
nity to lead in the praise and worship ses-
sion. "A lot of people don't have the opportu-
nity to just worship God" she said. "It's
going to be a time where you can lay down
all your other stuff and focus on God."
Tomblin said this was the first time in her
four years at ACU that an all-women's
retreat had been organized. She said help-
ing plan it had encouraged her to sec the
importance of her role as a woman.
this as a team."
Their years of experience working
together personally and professionally also
strengthen their presentation Stacey said.
"About conflict resolution everybody
can see that they're married so they proba-
bly know something about resolving con-
flict" Stacey said.
Tile conflict resolution seminar js
designed to discuss the basics of conflict
and conflict resolution and then probe some'
more in-depth applications.
Helping men recognize and deal with
their feelings will be the focus of the Satur-
Attending these seminars can count as
credit toward achieving or maintaining ccr-
tification in several areas such as in the
Texas Association of Alcohol and Drug
Abuse Counselors Stacey said.
Stacey said 30-70 people from the region
have been pursuing accreditation with
TAADAC and they need these types of
courses to fulfill requirements for it.
The state sponsors several workshops
like these but they usually only travel
among the larger cities Stacey said. People
in West Central Texas who are required to
attend a certain number of the seminars
often find it inconvenient to travel to Dallas
Dunne commercials several prizes will
be given away in. a raffle including a Sega
Genesis video game system a jambox with
a CD player and assorted Dallas Cowboys
shirts and caps Caire said. Pizza chips and
drinks will also be supplied he said.
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