The H-SU Brand (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 64, No. 21, Ed. 1, Friday, February 25, 1977 Page: 1 of 4
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Selected from 5 finalists
Colleen Hughes named best dressed
BY RONNIE HOWELL
Collen Hughes a senior applied voice
and music education major from
Garland has been chosen as H-SU's Best-
Dressed Coed for the 76-'77 school year.
She was selected for the honor by a four-
person panel of judges Monday night
after she and four other co-eds had been
previously chosen as finalists by the
Colleen is the nominee of Phi Mu Alpha
Sinfonia men's national professional
music fraternity of which she is
sweetheart. An active member of Sigma
Alpha Iota women's professional music
fraternity the last two years! she is also a
member of Concert Choir and Madrigals.
She is presently directing the SAI
Musicale which will be presented Mar. 5.
In the recent past Colleen had a
starring role in H-SU's theater production
of "Guys and Dolls" as Sarah Brown.
She also served as publicity chairman of
the freshman BSU council two years
ago. Colleen's favorite hobbies and in-
terests center around music.
The other contest finalists and their
sponsors were Jo Cox Epsilon Pi Alpha;
Sarelda Cox Freshman Class; Cheryl
Johnson Phi Phi Phi; and Patricia
Mahood Sophomore Class.
Judges for the Best-Dressed Coed
contest this year were Linda Catlett from
the H-SU School of Business; Natalie
Powers from KRBC; Pat McCurdy BSU
president; and John Brady H-SU's
cafeteria manager representing SAGA
The original 21 girls competing for the
title of Best-Dressed Coed appeared in
assembly program Thursday Feb.17 to
model their casual and formal wear
before students. These nominees and
their sponsors were D'Anna Bingaman
Alpha Phi Omega; Darla Barnett Beta;
Jan Evans Blanche Lange Hall; Jeanne
Bailey Cowboy Band; Linda Sneed
Delta; Karen Lewis Ferguson Hall;
Cyndi Fisher Hunter Hall; Bobette
Hamilton Junior Class; Sharon Carver
Kappa Phi Omega; Rachelyn Stroder
Rangers; Shelley Turner Rodeo Club;
Nancy Hecht Senior Class.
Also Alisa Riddell Sigma Alpha Iota;
Sara Marshall Sigma Delta Sigma; Taby
Martinez Tau Alpha Phi; and Abby
February 25 1977
Trustees vote hike
in tuition room rates
By Jackie Robinett
The Hardin-Simmons University Board
of Trustees adopted a proposal Saturday
Feb. 19 to begin a program to raise funds
for the construction of a new science
research center. The Board also ap-
proved a budget of 15633022 for 1977-78.
The proposal for the new research
center was initiated by Dr. John Brewer
director of the Science Research Center
at H-SU and consultant to NASA. Dr.
Elwin L. Skiles H-SU president told the
Trustees that the building would probably
house six small laboratories storage
space live animal facility and offices.
The new budget shows an increase of
about $550000 over last year's budget.
Part of the increase in expenditures will
be covered by a $3 per semester hour
tuition increase and $2 per semester hour
general fee increase which the Board
approved. Much of the increase will be
covered by an increase in gifts to the
The new rates will give Hardin-
Simmons a tuition charge of $45 per
semester hour and a general fee of $7 per
semester hour a rate which Dr. Skiles
said is still below the median for church-
related schools across the South.
An increase of $40 per semester for
room rent was also approved by the
"It should be noted" said Dr. Skiles
"that the budget reflects substantial
increases in financial aid available to
students through scholarships grants
loans and work opportunities. No
qualified student who wishes to attend
Hardin-Simmons will be turned away for
financial reasons. Those who need
financial help will receive assistance."
Increases In insurance and utility rates
were cited as examples of increased costs
to the university which necessitated a
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Series set Mar. 1-4
Caldwell to be Cornerstone Speaker
This year's annual Cornerstone Series
begins Tuesday Mar. 1 and lasts through
Friday Mar. 4. The featured speaker for
the series will be Marge Caldwell who is
well known as a speaker particularly to
students in the Southwest.
Foundation sponsors trip
to raise scholarship funds
Caldwell a frequent visitor to the
Hardin-Simmons campus in the past is a
professional charm and modeling teacher
and currently hosts a 30 minute radio
show on station KXYZ in Houston each
Sunday evening. She will speak each
morning Tuesday through Friday in
Behrens Chapel-Auditorium to a general
audience and discuss topics with selected
groups of people at 8:30 p.m.. Tuesday
Some 60 H-SU students and 20 faculty
and administration members will depart
from Forty Acres today at noon for a
weekend orange-picking expedition at the
Cone Oasis Baptist Encampment near
Edinburgh. The grove the oranges will be
picked from was donated to Hardin-
Simmons by Dr. and Mrs. H.W. Mclntyre
of Sweetwater. The expedition is spon-
sored annually as a money-raising project
by Student Foundation.
The group will spend Saturday morning
picking oranges which will be transported
to a nearby packing house owned by H-SU
alumnus Otho Brand where they will be
sorted and packed. When the group
returns to campus Sunday evening they
will bring the oranges to go on sale.
Kent Parks chairman of the project
said the oranges will be sold to individuals
or groups here on campus in Abilene and
in the surrounding area for a minimum
donation of $10 per box. The money raised
from the sale of the oranges will be used to
provide scholarships for worthy H-SU
students in need of financial aid. Parks
said that last year's orange-picking
project netted some $5000 for scholarship
Thanks to a $1000 grant by the Baptist
General Convention the orange-pickers
will be featured in a short movie that is to
be made of the trip. The movie will be used
for publicity and recruitment purposes by
through Thursday nights only in Moody
In addition Caldwell will address a
faculty and staff luncheon in Room 208 of
Moody Center on Tuesday and speak at
the Kappa Delta Kappa banquet in the
same room Thursday night at 7 p.m.
The author of three books "The
Radiant You" "Capsules for Con-
fidence" and "Speak Out With Marge"
she has spoken on over 400 high school
and college campuses during the last five
years. She has been a featured speaker at
Acteen conferences state BSU con-
ventions and Ridgecrest and Glorieta
assemblies during Student Week.
For the last 12 years she has served as
marriage counselor and she leads
seminars on the the topic "How to be
Happy Though Married."
The Cornerstone Series a sequence of
Bible lectures is presented to help per-
petuate the ideals set forth in the foun-
dation agreement of what used to be
called Simmons College these ideals
being commensurate with the New
Testament revelation of Christ the
cornerstone of our Christian faith. The
series has been endowed by Dr. and Mrs.
Lee Hemphill in honor of his parents the
late Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Hemphill of
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The H-SU Brand (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 64, No. 21, Ed. 1, Friday, February 25, 1977, newspaper, February 25, 1977; Abilene, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth98880/m1/1/: accessed February 19, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Hardin-Simmons University Library.