The Optimist (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 71, No. 1, Ed. 1, Friday, August 26, 1983 Page: 1 of 16
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Students who Hv m off-campus
Mating this fall may be affected by a
reposal to change city zoning
egukUmw that would limit the Rttmfcer
f unrelated people living m the same
Mttdence from five peeple to three
Lee Key Geerge city Btanntng
irector said "Laat January the
ropeaal whkh ie part of a new aeniflg
rdtekanee was takn to the city's
'tanning and Zoning Cominteekm.
"The proposal is juct now coming
fefore the committee. If the proposal
lasses it will go te the City Council for
ntbWc hearings and ultimately a
kidsion" said George.
A public hearing is scheduled for
lept. 19 In the City Council Chambers
Several committees discussed
ecommendatlons to be passed by the
:ity Couacll. One committee the
strategies for Responsible Growth
Technical Commission lookedat
several posssible options to be
Mscuftsed at the public hearings. The
3RG committee was designed
pecially for Interested cittern in the
There are seven ptennkg com
ntestens with three new ones rotating
(ontinuously. New committees are
tetected perledkaNy to present dif-
ersni sides of a sonwg iseuef George
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into effect it wilt W art young
all three coHeges In Abilene but wUl
also affect elderly people Hving in the
Hirrounding areas as well."
"We've been looking forward to this
for 20 years" said Dr. Robert D.
Hunter vice president of the univer-
sity concerning the completion of the
(Design for Development fund-raising
More than $75 million has been raised
since 1962 for the development of
buildings and other projects on cam-
pus sakl Hunter.
Members of the National uevewp-
ment Council will attend a luncheon
Sunday to celebrate the completion of
the program sakl Itunter. The council
also will meet at 2:30 p.m. Sunday to
piecues plans for a new fund-raising
Clark Potts director of audlo-visuakt
vlll present an audio-visual program
ailed "Reaching the Summit" said
Aarlcne Rlcketts Hunter's secretary.
I lie slide presentation is a review of the
tevclopment of the university during
be past 20 years she pa W.
Five men will make short speeches
epresentlng the viewpoints of different
(roups said Rlcketts. Walter H.
Idama dean emeritus will make his
emark from the viewpoint of the
acuity. Brad Cheves Students'
Association president will speak in
ehatf of the students.
Reuei LemmoM evangelist and
tditor from Austin will speak for
:hurch leaders said Rlcketts.
'resenting the viewpoint of the
'olunteers will be BW Johnson Board
if Trustees member from AmariUo.
peulah to attend Chapel
iBeulah Cain Arvln ACU'a oldest
ivlng alumnus will be introduced with
Kher community leaders during
fpening Chapel Monday said Chartene
Ulckelta secretary for vice president
JMrs.Arvm's great nteees Yvonne
eevy and Deferes GaUivan both from
'iross Pistes wIM accompany her to
bhapol Susantte Sandtfer another
jreat nteee from Abilene also may
ypcomyawy her said Rkfcetts
Normaii ArchNtahJ associate dean of
jtedents saM Mrs. Arvln attended
Usstteg Chapel serviees te WW and
ptl but was unabte to attend last year.
1W. Arvin was first tetrodueod te
tCU studwats Sept. 1 im when
reuft of the university's oldest ahtmai
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o said "The problem is one of In-
tensity with pros and cons from every-
one."George said "In the early IWs
lieighberhoeds were designed for tho
Changes have taken place in the last
W or 79 years and single family resi-
dences have been converted into muki-
famlly residences" he said.
"Xkkrly people who live In the
neighborhoods once had good incomes
and spent their life styles and Invested
savings where they Jive" said Geerge.
"The rcsidsnta feel intimidated and
complam' because they are Mocked m
their driveways when five persons whs
live together park their cars on the
street causing parking shortages and
traffic problems" be said.
"The conflict is one of change with
two sides te the argument. One side
comes from the college students and
the ether side comes from the residents
in the neighborhoods" George said.
However he did say there is an ad-
vantage for resident! on the economic
side which is to receive a good income
from the rent occupants pay
George said "There is still one side
of the argument which has not been
discussed and that is the question of
whether It's the responsibility of the
colleges and universities to provide
adequate housing or whether it's the
responsibility of the communities to
provide adequate housing for the
college students who are an integral
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The meetings will give anyone in-
terested m the proposal te change city
sening regulations an opportunity te
voice his opinion te the city council.
Finally Ray McGlothln Jr. chairman
of tho Board of Trustees will speak on
behalf of the unlvcrlsty s donors.
President William J. Teague and
McGlothln will present distinguished
service citations to key volunteers of
the National Development Council said
Teague will make a speech titled
"The Challenge Today: A New Era"
Former chairmen of the board will all
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BSherred chairman pf the Beard of
Trustees from 1M7-1M7 and board
member since 1933 wiH attend the
luncheon said Hunter.
Sherrod and former President Den H.
Morris helped to launch the Design for
Development program he said.
Sherrod recently celebrated his 9eth
Also attending the luncheon will be
Mrs. Blllle Paine widow of Willard
Paine who was chairman of the board
from 197-1974 said Hunter. McGlothltn
has been the chairman since 1874.
Former and current chairmen of the
National Development Council also wmI
be at the luncheon said Hunter Dean
Walling founder of the council and his
wife Thakna also wlH be present.
Hunter said the WaNmp helped kick off
the Design for Development project by
giving KM.MS to help pay for the cost
of Moody CeJfeeum.
Teague was the second chairman of
the council and James Muns president
of Wyatt's Inc. is the current chair-
man. were honored during opening Chapel
ceremonies. She received a standing
ovation when she stood and waved a
Mrs. Arvln has eetebrated her iMtfc
isist and MMd birthdays at ACU. In
IMC she agate waved her hankie as
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A construction worker hangs onto the crane) hook white being lowered from a portion of the new library
wing. Work was just getting underway when many students left In May. Now the wing isbeglrWng to '
take shape as the first stages of
New non-credit program to be
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ACU will offer a new non-credit
course titled the Computer Literacy
Program beginning Sept. 12 said Dr.
CG Gray dean of academic affairs
and director of the program.
The five-week computer program-
ming class te open to all students and
members of the Abilene community
The main purpose of the course is to
teach students how to use microcom-
puters as a personal tool he said. The
program Is designed to "teach com-
puter literacy by application te context
of how you use the computer" said
Students who graduate from ACU
now need to be trateed 1 computers to
be competitive wHh ethe- coHeev
graduates In their pertkuter fields of
work he said.
The program wlH be offered twice
during the semester. The topic for
Session I is "Usteg me Microcomputer
as a Word Processor (Super Scripstt)"
and Session H's topic it) "Usteg the
Microcomputer as a Word Processor or
for Spreadsheets (VteacakV'besald.
construction are completed (photo by
. Classes win moet two hours a week
for computer testructtei: and studeete
wiH have a one-hour lab each week
Students who enroN for the program
vtviat. ata a
wiW 'be divided tete M classes Gray
said. Mere clones may be addsd te the
future if the demand arises he said
Students may choose from four
specialised courses of study withte the
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Computer Literacy Program each
cevorteg a specific application of the
microcomputer Gray s(d.
These courses will teach students
how te use a computer' for word
processing date manageteent.elec-
tronic spread sheet calculations and
basic disc operations he said.
No .typing skills are required; said
Classes will be scheduled Monday
through Friday from 3-5 p.m. 6-8 p.m.
and 8-10 p.m. said Gray. Saturday
classes will moet from 8-10 a.m. and to
a.m. te neon.
Lab periods are flexible with (student
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The computer lab located in the
A4mlmstratleH Buildteg. Room 318
wIN be open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m Monday
through Saturday Gray sakl. One or
mora student monitors wl be present
Also at the end of me course each
student wiH receive a special caed
aHowteg Um to use the computer lab
for practice or personal work he said
A smH usage fee will be charged c.
cordteg to time spent In the lab said
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The expansion wing of the Margaret
and Herman Brown Library will
provide necessary space for student
work areas and rare library materials
said Kenneth Roach dkvKtor of
libraries and Instructional media.
Tlie need to provide space for a
government documents collection
which is the fastest growing section of
the library is one reason for buildteg
the wing said Reach. Brown Library
has been designated by Congress as a
government depository library he said.
A government depository library
receives material from the federal
government at no charge. "However
as with all free gifts they're not exactly
free." said Roach "We have to provide
space for it. "The government
documents collection wW be set up on
the third level of the wing1 he said.
A special collections room will be
constructed on tho second level. This
room will contain railroad collections
rare Bible and textbook collections and
the university's archives said Roach.
The railroad collection was started to
preserve the historical and cultural
background of Abilene as a railroad
town Roach explained.
Textbooks predating the 1998s are
contained in the textbook collection
said Roach. These textbooks provide a
record of education te America he
The aroturss of the tswrersity
provide a historical reeord of ACU said
Roach. The collection contains most ef
the publications put out by ACU most'
of the yearbooks pubhehed aed a file of
articles written about ACU people be
These collections are. considered
special because K is unusual tar
alibrary the stee of Brown library to
have such material Roaeh sold.
In addition to the seaee allocated ter
rare materials the expansion wing wiH
contain an atrium three large
classrooms and an unfinished area for
future growth Roach said.
The two-story atrium will: be
designated as an area of leisure where
students may visit and study together
Three classrooms with a capacity for
approximately 130 to 150 people will be
provided temporarily on the second
level Roach said.When other
classrooms can be built the three
classrooms wlil be removed and the
space will be 'edl for library ex-
pansion he said.
Reach said the expansion's first level
will be used as an area for future
growth and will remain unfinished.
"There are ptens In the mlH for use ef
this space on the first floor but we are
net 'ready to publicise what we are
going1 to do with that space" Roach
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Students can. take one cr all ef the
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receive Continuing Educatten Uek
certificates for each ekes cometeted te
receive only me C.E.U for eoeh
Gray said he hopes the Computer
Literacy Program wUl be an annual
program that will bfcrease computer
litereey'ef the average ACU graduate
Also he said he hopes new courses can
be added to the four Introduced this
Cost Is $138 per session whkh covers
aU materials needed for the course.
RegtttraUon terms will be available te
the Campus Center Friday on a first-
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The second aeseten wiH be Oct. 17-
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