The H-SU Brand (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 56, No. 37, Ed. 1, Tuesday, February 16, 1971 Page: 1 of 4
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ABILENE. TEXAS FEBRUARY 16 1971
PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT Cherry Barlow an ac-
complished drummer practices for a performance. See story
page 3. (Brand photo by Dotson)
2 profs receive
Two faculty members have
been awarded Texas Baptist
Faculty Fellowships to enable
them to work on doctoral de-
grees announced Dr. Edward
Groesbeck vice president for
B. W. Aston assistant profes-
sor in history and Lawrence
Clayton assistant professor in
English both plan to pursue
doctoral studies at Texas Tech
University in Lubbock.
At H-SU since 1967 Aston
has been awarded fellowships
to finish his Ph.D. in history.
Aston will spend the summer
months completing his disserta-
tion. He received a B.S. degree
in education in 1962 from Texas
Tech and an M.A. degree in 1964
A native of Fort Worth Aston
. graduated from Technical High
School and attended Arlington
State College from 1958-60.
H-SU will serye as the testing
center for the administration of
the Graduate Record Examina-
tion Sat. April 24.
Persons who plan to initiate
graduate programs in the sum-
mer or fall of 1971 in graduate
schools which require the GRE
should apply for the test. Bro-
chures pertaining to the GRE
and application forms are avail-
able in the graduate studies of-
fice in Abilene Hall Room 1.
The Graduate Record Exam-
ination will not be held in the
Abilene area again until June 19
r The graduate school will ac-
cept scores from either the GRE
or the Miller Analogies Test. H-
SU is an approved testing cen-
ter for the MAT
From 1963-67 he was a graduate
assistant in history at Tech. He
served in the U.S. Air Force
Aston former president of the
Phi Alpha Theta history honor
society belongs to various his-
torical organizations including
Texas State Historical Associa-
tion and the Rocky Mountain
Council for Latin American
His wife the former Lillie
Mae Fields is a home econom-
ics major at H-SU.
Clayton who joined the H-SU
faculty in the fall of 1968 has
been granted a 21 - month fel-
lowship. He earned an A.A. de-
gree from Ranger Junior Col-
lege in 1958 a B.S. and an M.-
Ed from Stephen F. Austin in
1960 and 1964 respectively and
an M.A. in English from North
Texas State University in 1969.
His fellowship is for the 1971-
72 and 1972-73 school years and
both summer sessions of the
1972. He began work on his doc-
torate last summer at Tech
when he received a grant from
the English Department there
to attend the first summer' ses-
sion. Prior to joining the H-SU
faculty Clayton taught English
at Rusk High School and at the
Carrollton -' Farmers Branch
ISD. He'has also been a reading
instructor for Evelyn Wood
His wife is the former Sonja
Irwin. They have a ten-year--old
daughter De Lys.
The fellowships made possi-
ble by the Christian Education
Commission of the Baptist Gen-
eral Convention of Texas are
designed to assist qualified fac-
ulty members of Baptist Col-
leges and universities in gaming
their doctoral degrees.
Public info director
heads state assoc'n
Charles Richardson director
of public information has taken
office as president of the Texas
Baptist Public Relations Associa-
tion (TBPRA). This installment
took place at the two-day TB-
PRA meeting here Feb. 4 and 5
at which former Senator Ralph
Yarborough was a guest speak-
er. The TBPRA is a statewide or-
ganization of public relations
men employed by schools hos-
pitals children's homes church-
tract on marriage
Dr. Guy Greenfield chairman
of the department of sociology
and social work is the author of
a new tract entitled "Marriage
Is For Real" published by the
Southern Baptist Sunday School
Board's Program of Family Min-
The tract is soon to be distrib-
uted to over 33000 churches for
use during the 1971 Christian
Home Week (May 2-9). The mes-
sage of the tract is aimed toward
adolescents who are anticipating
marriage. The problem of teen-
age marriage has been wide-
spread in American society for
Tl)e author sets forth the dang-
ers of marrying too early and
then discusses the various levels
of maturity required for a mean-
ingful marriage climaxing with
an elaboration of spiritual ma-
turity. Mag prints
An H-SU graduate English
student had her poem "Dusk"
published in January's issue of
"College Anthology of Poetry."
Mrs. Patricia Clark submitted
her poem to the semi - annual
magazine in November as part
of a contest it held for college
students across the country.
Mrs. Clark's husband is sta-
tioned at Dyess Air Force Base.
Head consultant to speak
at counselors conference
Confronting Change" is the
Theme of the Sixth Annual
Principals and Counselors Con-
ference sponsored by the De-
partment of Guidance Education
Thursday Feb. 18.
Sponsored by H-SU in coop-
eration with the Region 14 Edu-
cation Service Center the con-
ference will b from 9 a.m.-3
p.m. in the Moody Center.
Speakers include John Lucas
chief guidance consultant for the
Texas Education Agency; Dr.
Richard L. Erlckson associate
professor of education at the
es and agencies of the Baptist
Presently there is debate as
to the need for the existence of
the Baptist Press of the South-
ern Baptist's. The Baptist Press
one of the few religiously affil-
iated nation - wide news services
in the United States reports con-
troversial as well as good issues.
"I am one PR man" said Rich-
ardson "who feels we must keep
open communication on both
the state and national levels."
According to Richardson the
Baptist Press has been "praised
by editors of major newspapers
It is possible that a Student
Congress Committee may be
formed trying cases in student
According to one member of
Student Congress the proposed
committee would consist of five
student members: two appoint-
ed by the administration and
faculty two appointed by Stu-
dent Congress and the chairman
to be elected by the Student
Trustees will convene for
their annual spring meeting
Friday Feb. 26. A key item will
be consideration of H-SU's 1971-
72 budget and special reports.
Chairmen of committees
have been advised to schedule
meetings for Thursday evening
or early Friday. A coffee will
be held at 9:30 a.m. in Moody
Center for all of the trustees
pior to the general meeting at
Presiding at the general meet-
ing will be the chairman of the
board of trustees Ed Ponder a
Sweetwater attorney. Trustees
will also consider several other
reports in their agenda includ-
ing a progress report from the
Building" Committee and one
University of Arizona in Tuc-
son; John Ridener guidance
consultant for the TEA.
Lucas will speak on "Trends
in Program Development" at
9:45 a.m. Dr. Erickson is to speak
at the noon luncheon on "Reve-
lant Changes for Guidance" and
at 2:30 p.m. Ridener will present
"Counseling and Change" using
a demonstration with students.
A panel on "Counseling Ex-
ceptional Children" will be con-
ducted at 10:45 a.m. At 1:30 p.m.
a symposium on "Challenge of
Change" moderated by Mrs.
Doris .Watson" counselor at
including the Associated Press
and United Press International."
It provides news in educational
religious and secular areas cov-
ering Baptists of the nation not
.just Southern Baptists.
About TBPRA Richardson
said there" is "a general move-
ment in (Baptist) PR people to
upgrade their own abilities. It
will be tougher to assume PR
responsibility in the future with-r '
out proper training.
"We are interested in attract-
ing those who are most quali-
fied and best trained in mass
communications" he said.
The powers of the proposed
committee are to hear student
discipline cases and recommend
action to the Deans of Students.
The proposed committee is to
act as a check - and - balance
system with the Deans of Stu-
dents. If the committee meets with
trustee approval it will start
next spring said Ann Skiles
chairman of the committee
studying the proposals.
from an ad hoc committee con-
cerning library building. Trust-
ees are also expected to make on
the scene inspection of construc-
tion of the new Mabee Hall
(ROTC facilities) and the new
home for President Skiles.
Vice chairmen of the Board
of Trustees now are Robert Fo-
ley of Wichita Falls and A. S.
(Sam) Waldrop of Abilene. Sec-
retary is Abilenian Jim Jen-
nings. H-SU's 1970-71 Homecoming
will begin Friday evening and.
will continue through Saturday-
evening Feb. 27 with a basket-
ball game between the H-SU'
Cowboys and Houston Baptist:
College in Taylor County Coli-
seum. Stamford High School will be
Lucas came to the TEA in
1966 from the Bryan school sys-
tem where he had been a teach-
er counselor director of -adult
education and director of test-
ing. He earned the B.B.A. and
M.Ed degrees from Texas A&M
He is- currently assisting the
U.S. Office of Education in
"Common Status Measures."
Cost of the conference is $3
according to Dr. Lois Mai tin co-
ordinator of thg event and direc-
tor of guidance education at H-SU.
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