The H-SU Brand (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 64, No. 21, Ed. 1, Friday, February 25, 1977 Page: 3 of 4
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February 25 1977
The H-vSU BRAND
KDK banquet slated
Retiring H-SU president Dr. Elwin
Sklles will be honored Thrusday March 3
at a banquet sponsored by Kappa Delta
Kappa. The banquet will be held at the
River Oaks Cafeteria beginning at 7 p.m.
and is open to all students in Bible-related
fields and their dates. Tickets for the
banquet are priced at $2.75 each and may
be obtained from members of Kappa Delta
Marge Caldwell a well-known humorist
and inspirational speaker from Houston
will address the assemby at the banquet.
Kappa Delta Kappa also wishes to an-
nounce its newly-elected officers for 1977-
78. They include Bobby Gordon president;
Greg Austin vice-president; Sam Glenn
secretary-tresurer; David Smith
publicity chairman; Marcus Norris
project coordinator and Tatar Compton
Tom McMillan H-SU's missionary-in-residence
serves as faculty sponsor for
ROTC holds clinic
The Reserve Officers Training Corps of
Hardin-Simmons University conducted a
rappelling clinic for interested persons
Saturday Feb. 19 at the rappelling tower
south of the H-SU baseball diamond.
Although the clinic was held chiefly for
college students and for the high school
students who took part in the preview
programs at Hardin-Simmons and Mc-
Murry last weekend it was open to
members of the general public as well.
Rappelling demonstrations and lessons
were given to persons wishing to learn
The clinic was conducted by members
of the ROTC staff and students of the
mountaineering-rappelling class at H-SU.
Beta Beta Beta holds clinic
Beta Beta Beta National Biological
Honor Society recently toured South-
western Medical School in Dallas.
Nine girls went on the trip and were
shown through the school. Most of the
members of Beta Beta Beta are pre-med
Aston Bridges to attend Council
Dr. B.W. Aston associate professor in
History and Dr. Julian Bridges
Heritage series begins
The BRAND will begin a series of ar-
ticles on local heritage with a feature on
Ft. Phantom Hill in the Mar. 4 edition
according to Randy Armstrong faculty
adviser for the paper.
Armstrong said that the purpose of the
series is to make students more aware of
the history and heritage of Abilene and the
surrounding area. "The series" he said
"will make use of graphics photography
and the written word to capture the local
color of the Abilene area."
associate professor in Sociology at
Hardin-Simmons University will attend
the Southwest Council on Latin American
Studies Mar. 3-4 in Lubbock.
The conference will be held at Texas
At the 9:30 session on Thursday (Mar.
3) Bridges will speak on Brazil and
Brizilian Folk Traditions.
Siki Concert workshop slated
The world-renowed Beta Siki professor
of music at the University of Washington
will present a concert and workshop for
piano teachers in the Big Country area on
Mar. 4 and 5. The program is being
presented by the Hardin-Simmons
University School of Music.
Siki will stop in Abilene before
traveling to Europe for a winter concert
A concert will be presented at 8 p.m. on
Friday Mar. 4 in Woodward-Dellis
Recital hail. Admission will be $2 for
adults and $1 for student.
The workshop will be held on Saturday
Mar. 5 from 10 a.m. to noon and 1:30 to
3:30 p.m. Registration will begin at 9:30
a.m. on Saturday. The fee for the day will
be $10 for teacher $5 for participating
students and $3 for observing students.
Pre-registration for the workshop can
be made by calling the music office at H-
SU at 677-7281. Students wishing to per-
form on Saturday should be recom-
mended by their teachers.
to fund H-SU project
Hardin-Simmons University has
received confirmation of a grant from the
National Science Foundation to fund a
mathematics project for high school
students this summer.
The grant announced by Dr. Elwin L.
Skiles H-SU president and Dr. Charles
Robinson chairman of the Division of
Science and the Department of
Mathematics is for $12550. It is the sixth
NSF grant for summer projects H-SU has
received since 1970.
Dr. Robinson said this year's project
will be conducted from June 5-July 15.
Enrollment will be limited to 25
students all of whom must have com-
pleted their junior year in high schoool by
June 1977 and all recommended by their
teachers as high ability mathematics
The program will be conducted by Dr.
Robinson and Dr. Edwin Hewett of the H-
SU mathematics faculty. Courses will be
Foundations of Geomotry Linear
Topology and Mathematical Modeling.
The students will live in residence hails
on campus during the project and will
have use of all facilities including
recreation opportunities during the six-
"Ours will be one of 147 projects
sponsored throughout the country by the
National Science Foundation" Dr.
Robinson said. "The total outlay this year
by the foundation is about $2.4 mlOien to
accommodate about 4700 outstandtof
high school students across the nattoa."
The H-SU project will be one of seven to
be held in Texas.
to be featured
The Hardin-Simmons University 2
of Music presented the H-SU Symphaajr
Orchestra Honors Concert Feb. 24 to
Woodward-Dellis Recital Hall.
Eight H-SU students were featured to
both instrumental and vocal per-
formances. Student soloists are Stacy
Blair senior from Eastland; Aim Davie
graduate student from Houston; Cofleaa
Hughes senior from Dallas; and Naacy
Merrill senior from Abilene.
Tim Owens sophomore from Abileac;
Laurene Peterson senior from Houston;
Allan Sandlin graduate student front
Brown wood; and Joe Stricklaai
graduate student from San Diego CaSL
Walter Olivares artist-in-residence
and concertmaster for the Abileac
Philharmonic was the orchestra's
Each of the soloists was chosen in
competition before a jury of the School af
Tuition climbs to 945hour
H-SU education rates to increase
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Board chairman Bill Tippen said that
"the income from the new tuition and fee
schedules will partially offset the in-
creased educational and maintenance
budgets. Expenses for utilities and in-
surance are typical of many increases in
operational costs. Furthermore the
increase in room rent will generate
almost enough income to cover the actual
increases in utilities and insurance."
In other action the Board voted
promotions for four members of the
Hardin-Simmons faculty. Dr. James
Alvis assistant professor of French and
Spanish and Robert Phillips assistant
professor of library science were both
promoted to the rank of associate
professor. Jaynne Middleton instructor
in voice and Peggy Williams instructor
in physical education were awarded the
rank of assistant professor. "
Dr. Walter Austin head of the
Department of Accounting and Quan-
titative Sciences; Dr. Loyd Hawthorne
associate professor of music education
and choral director; Dr. Thomas Mur-
phree head of the Department of
Physical and Health Education; and
Robert Phillips were awarded tenure by
Dr. Jim E. Tanner vice president for
academic affairs announced that two
summer sabbaticals have been awarded
through the Faculty Enrichment
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part of the H-SU's Profile for Progrea
program. Dr. Lindell Harris chairman af
the Division of Religion will do research
at Southwestern Seminary; and Tan
Pack assistant professor of voice wal
study with the London Royal Opera.
At a luncheon following the Board
meeting Dr. Clyde Childers vice
president for development announce!
that Dr. and Mrs. W. B. Irvin of DaBaa
have established two trusts with the
Baptist Foundation of Texas of which
Hardin-Simmons has been named
beneficiary. The two trusts have a total
value of $485000.
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