The Optimist (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 80, No. 20, Ed. 1, Wednesday, October 30, 1991 Page: 1 of 6
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Volume 80 Number 20
Abilene Christian University
Wednesday Oct. 30 199t
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By Michael O'Connor
Students gathered Monday in Moody Coli-
seum for "The Dig Meeting" a recruiting
session for Spring Break Campaigns and
were given the opportunity to meet the
leaders of the campaigns.
Campaigns will be conducted in 22
cities in 14 states and the two neighboring
countries to the United States.
The meeting opened with singing led by
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Kristin Behronds senior music education major from San Antonio turns in
hock to her father Andrew Behronds of San Antonio after being named the
Gamma Sigs win
y Deana Hamby
Gamma Sigma Phi won the Homecom
ing Parade float competition this year
with a float sporting the theme of Peter
Pan called "Friends Arc Friends Forever
in the Land of Nevcr-Never."
"Wc decided that we wanted to tie it in
(with the Homecoming theme) even
though we didn't have to" said club
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The float for which the men's social
club won $200 featured the likenesses of
several characters from the Walt Disney
production of Peter Pan including Peter
Pan and Tinkerbcll Scott said.
He said Gamma Sigma Phi's members
and pledges worked together on the float.
"I was really impressed with the way
1 our guys came together to work on it" he
He said the money will help buy
By Charlcl Conatter
Mil students on and off campus will have
their own computerized telephone answer-
ing service called Voice Mail II beginning
Students' accounts will be charged $20
per semester for the service which is not
Because of the nature and purpose of
Voice Mail 11 it would not function effec-
tively without cooperation of the entire
I student body said Bruce Campbell direc
attend SBC meeting plan to recruit
from Lubbock and Trey Burgess junior
youth ministry major from Portland.
Brent McCall Students' Association
president welcomed the 180 prospects
and 42 leaders to the meeting discussed
the history of Spring Break Campaigns
and introduced the Co-chairmen Burgess
and Chad Mullins senior education major
from Brownsville. Jason Fikcs senior
Bible major from Hockley was introduced
as the assistant to the chairmen.
McCall noted the crowd did not equal
the 550 people who participated in last
$200 with float
Christmas trees for Gamma Sigma Phi's
annual Christmas tree sale to be conduct-
ed in December.
The women of Ko Jo Kai won in the
women's division with a float featuring
characters from the comic strip Peanuts
on a red biplane said Diana Harbison
Ko Jo Kai president.
The title of the float "Just Plane Old
Friends" was printed on a banner
extending from the back of the plane
said Harbison senior accounting major
Harbison who said she was proud of
the work of her club's members and
pledges said the $150 award will be used
to reimburse the cost of the float.
Homecoming chairman Clint Fcndley
junior accounting major from Paris
Texas said the floats in this year's
parade were impressive.
He said the parade was a success
despite a threat of rain.
"It poured right after it was over"
have telephone answering service next semester
tor pf telecommunications
"It has to be an all or nothing type of
thing" he said.
Voice Mail 11 will help prevent students
from missing important calls through the
recording of verbal messages in voice
mailboxes. The system will also allow Its
users to broadcast the some message to a
group of individuals by programming their
phone numbers into the telephone.
The recipients' phones will have a puls-
ing dial tone to indicate a message has
Mailboxes may also be established for
year's campaigns. He told the group not to
be discouraged by the turnout because
many people were not able to attend an
evening meeting because of other obliga-
tions. McCall encouraged the people attending
to recruit their friends after leaving the
Mullins told the students Spring Break
campaigns could be described with five
words leaving learning listening lov-
ing and leading.
Students involved in the campaigns will
1991 Homecoming Queen at the football game Saturday at Shotwell Stadi-
um. Surrounding Big Purple band members cheered her on.
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Pledges of the women's social club Ko Jo Kai march in the Homecoming
Parade Friday afternoon. Tho club won the women's division of the float
classes or committees to check for infor-
mation and offices may create helpful
public information lines.
Another feature of Voice Mail II is its
capacity to perform a variety of services
with one phone call.
The One-Call System allows students to
check personal messages change an out-
going greeting and forward private mail-
box messages in a single call.
Telephones of students living on cam-
pus will automatically be hooked up into
the system said Campbell Off-campus
students will be issued a number to allow
have to leave the protected atmosphere of
ACU learn to deal with new situations
listen to the people they minister to love
those people with Christ's love and lead
them to Jesus Mullins explained.
Burgess introduced n slide show which
was combined with music and comments
from previous participants in campaigns.
Featured in the presentation was the song
"It's My Turn Now" from which the
theme of the '92 campaigns is drawn.
Please see Campaigners p. 5
them access into the system he said.
On-campus students will have the
advantage of automatic call forwarding
through Voice Mail II whereas students
living off campus who want this service
will have to buy it through the telephone
company Campbell said
The concept of implementing the system
at ACU originated after a group of people
from Information Services conducted
research and found that many students and
parents were in favor of the idea he said.
About 150 staff and faculty members
have had access to a system similar to
By Debbie Crawford
A cheer came up from the crowd and dp
band played with extra enthusiasm when
one of its own was named Homecoming
Queen for 1991.
Kristin Behrends senior music educa-
tion major from San Antonio and a mem-
ber of the Big Purple Marching Band
paled when her name was first announced
Looking around uncertainly Behrends
said "What do I do7"
But happy tears and a radiant smile soon
replaced the look of shock. "I can't
believe this" she said.
Behrends thanked fellow band and
GATA social club members for their sup-
port. "Thank ou bandLBand arid GATA
have been wonderful" Behrends said.
AftcrKcnny Wilson president of the
Alumni Association from San Antonio
presented Behrends with a gift from the
Kristin has really blos-
somed in the special
atmosphere at ACU. We
think so highly of her
and it is really gratifying
as a parent to see others
love her and appreciate
her as we do
association she was escorted to a red
Mazda convertible for her royal ride
around the stadium.
Just as the ride concluded three of the
tuba players bowed to their queen playful-
One of the first of many congratulatory
hugs Behrends received came from the
school mascot Willie Wildcat. She also
received a bunch of purple and red bal-
loons from a fellow GATA member who
told her "The red balloons are from
Behrends' roommate Christie Boggs
senior human resources management
major from San Antonio said "Kristin
was completely surprised when she won.
She was delighted just to be included the
Homecoming Queen Court."
Behrends was escorted by her fatheh
Andrew Behrends of San Antonio. Mr.
Behrends said he and his wife both were
"so pleased and excited for Kristin." ;
"Kristin has really blossomed in the spe-
cial atmosphere at ACU. We think so
highly of her and it is really gratifying as a
parent to see others love her and appreci-
ate her as we do" said Mr. Behrends.
The Homecoming Queen is chosen sole-
ly by the student body said Carol Tabor
director of Alumni Activities. Behrends
was one of 1 1 girls nominated by the stu-
dent body Oct. 3. Final votes were cast in
ballot boxes in the McGlothlin Campus
Center Oct. 23 and 24.
Voice Mail II for the past four years and
they found it on indispensable service in
their work said Campbell.
The disadvantage Campbcllsaid he fore-
sees to implementing Voice Mail II is the
fact that "people will have to learn how to
use the system."
However Campbell said "It is the kind
of thing that once people leam to use they
will be hooked on it."
Campbell said he "anticipates the need
for written and group training sessions" in
teaching students to utilize the service but
nothing specific has been planned.
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