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									             VOL 25, Issue 49
             Augus t 11, 2003
              ugust 11
                                                   t h e fa c u l t y a n d s ta f f n e ws l e t t e r fo r h a r d i n✯ si m m o n s un i v e r s i t y

table of contents                                   Summer Camps Boost Youth, Others
Class Visits KTXS-TV ................... 2
Athletic Trainers Meeting .............. 2
                                                    On Campus
Did You Know ................................ 2
Faculty/Staff News ........................ 3
                                                         Summer camps attract many
Editor’s Perspective ........................ 3
                                                    youth, their leaders, and other special
Faculty Staff Picnic News ............ 3
                                                    guests to the Hardin-Simmons Uni-
Notes of Interest ............................ 4
                                                    versity campus.
Calendar of Events ........................ 4
                                                         The summer of 2003 has been no
Remember in Prayer ....................... 4
                                                    exception. Close to 6,000 guests will
                                                    have been on the campus before the
                                                    summer ends, according to Tim Mc-
FortyAcresFACTS                                     Carry, veteran director of facilities for
                                                    HSU who oversees HSU summer
   Charles Richardson,                              camp programs.
                   Editor                                While two summer academic sessions
        Brenda Harris,                              have been in progress, the camps have                Hawthorne, and several church youth
              Asst. Editor                          brought additional children, youth, and              groups who have held retreats on The
                                                    leaders to the Abilene campus.                       Forty Acres.
 Media Relations
                                                         The HSU staff have been busy this                    The largest camp at HSU is Super
          Box 16212                                 summer in coordination of the various                Summer, sponsored by the Baptist Gen-
      Abilene, TX 79698                             programs such as two weeks of Super                  eral Convention of Texas Evangelism De-
325.670.1262 • 325.670.1263 fax                     Summer for Baptist youth across the                  partment. Combined, the two camps drew
                                                    state, Fellowship of Christian Athletes,             more than an estimated 1,800 students
                                                    basketball, tennis and baseball camps,               and leaders.
The FortyAcresFacts                                 Threshold, the two-week camps for gifted                  The camps bring potential students to
      deadline is                                   and talented youth, Texas Baptist All-               campus and provides additional income
 Wednesday at 5 p.m.                                State Choir-West, headed by Dr. Loyd                 for the university.

  Please e-mail submissions to                            Coca-Cola Comes to the HSU Campus
     HSU is                                                                                            Effective August 1, Coca-Cola became the
  a community                                                                                     official soft drink vendor for the HSU campus.
                                                                                                  A variety of Coke products including Coca-Cola
 dedicated to                                                                                     Classic, Vanilla and Cherry Coke, diet and caf-
   providing                                                                                      feine-free soft drinks, Sprite, Pibb Xtra, Mello
                                                                                                  Yello, Fruitopia, Powerade, Nestea iced tea,
 excellence in                                                                                    Minute Maid juices and sodas, and Dasani
   education                                                                                      bottled water will be available across the cam-
                                                                                                  pus. Dr Pepper will continue to be available in
enlightened by                                                                                    dorm vending machines and in the cafeteria.
Christian faith                                                                                        Custom Food Group will be providing
                                                                                                  snacks for the campus vending machines.
  and values.
HSU’s Summer 2 Oceanology/Meteorology
Class Tours Abilene’s KTXS-TV
     Andrew LaFavers, adjunct              Abilene from Beaumont where                  The HSU class met station
 faculty member for HSU’s de-              he was employed by KBTV-                 manager, Jackie Rutledge, (who
 partment of geological sciences           NBC 4. He also was an instruc-           also is a member of HSU’s Me-
 in the Holland School of Sci-             tor in geology/meteorology at            dia Relations Advisory Board),
 ences and Mathematics, con-               Lamar University, Beaumont.              news personnel, engineers and
 ducted students in the Summer                  LaFavers earned a master of         sales and marketing representa-
 2 oceanography/meteorology                science in broadcast meteorol-           tives.
 class on a tour of KTXS-TV’s              ogy at Mississippi State Univer-             LaFavers also lectured and
 studio on Monday, Aug. 4.                 sity, Starkville, in 1998. He also       answered questions in the news
     LaFavers, a meteorologist             earned the master of science de-         studio about weather forecasting
 for KTXS for the past year, be-           gree in earth science and chem-          and insights into his 4 to 4½
 came a part-time HSU faculty              istry and the bachelor of science        minutes on the air to provide
 member during the fall term of            degree from Texas A&M Uni-               Big Country residents the latest
 2002 shortly after coming to              versity, Commerce.                       weather summaries.

Athletic Training Students Attend
SWATA’s 49th Annual Meeting
    Several HSU athletic training          sionalism in Athletic Training.”
students and professionals attended             An athletic training alumni din-
the Southwest Athletic Trainers’           ner was also held on July 25, with
Association’s (SWATA) 49th Annual          18 athletic training students and
Meeting and Clinical Symposium             alumni attending the dinner.
July 23-26, in Arlington, TX. Five
HSU athletic training students at-
                                                Elizabeth Heyer, a junior in ath-
                                           letic training, was elected recording
                                                                                      Did you know...
tended the meeting, together with          secretary of the Athletic Training              . . . the annual reading
David Stuckey, assistant professor         Students’ Association. The ATSA is          of 1 Corinthians 13 (the
of physical education and director         comprised of athletic training stu-         love chapter) at Convoca-
of athletic training education and         dents from Texas and Arkansas.
                                                                                       tion began in the early days
services, and D.J. Gililland Jr., assis-   Student travel to this meeting was
tant athletic trainer and adjunct in-      supported by funds raised during            of the university (sometime
structor of physical education.            the year by the Athletic Training           between 1892 and 1900) at
    Both Stuckey and Gililland pre-        Society.                                    the request of Dr. James B.
sented to the student section of the            Stuckey also served as a practi-       Simmons, benefactor of the
meeting on July 24. Stuckey’s pre-         cal skills examiner for the National        school. Convocation is
sentation was “Manual Muscle               Athletic Trainers’ Association
Testing for the Lower Extremity”           Board of Certification examination,
                                                                                       scheduled this year for
and Gililland presented on “Profes-        held Aug. 3 in Dallas.                      September 4.

2     FortyAcresFACTS
     faculty & staff News
    Five Hardin-Simmons University professors,                        late Dr. Velma Reiff, associate professor English
      nominated by their peers, have received the                     and widow of the late Dr. Evan A. Reiff, an HSU
      prestigious Piper Award from the Minnie                         president.
      Stevens Piper Foundation of San Antonio.                              Dr. Donna Clevinger, professor of theatre
            They include: Dr. Robert Hamner, se-                      and head of the theatre department, received the
      nior professor of English and humanities and                    honor before joining the HSU faculty in 2000.
      member of the HSU faculty since 1971; Dr.                             The San Antonio foundation annually se-
      Rosanna Herndon, professor of speech                            lects 10 professors at Texas colleges and universi-
      communication emeritus; the late Dr. Rupert                     ties and provides a stipend as well as statewide
      N. Richardson, distinguished professor of                       recognition.
      history and a former president of HSU; the                            HSU faculty annually nominate one of their
      late Dr. Lois Martin, professor of education                    number for consideration by the San Antonio
      and director of counselor education; and the                    foundation.

  Editor’s             Perspective
     May we salute members of the Hardin-Simmons University Former Faculty, Staff, Administra-
tion Fellowship who will mark their 15th year as an organization this September.
     The original bylaws and constitution of the group, made up of former and retired members
of the HSU faculty, staff and administration, were approved on Sept. 22, 1988.
     Over the years, many retired faculty and staff and those who at one time were employed by
the university have gathered quarterly for special meetings and programs.
     Dr. J.G. and Billie Martin are the current co-presidents.
     Over the years, The Fellowship has honored various faculty and staff as Members of the Year. Charles Richardson
                                                                                                      Director of Media Relations
     To date, award winners have included:
     Faculty: 1992: Ethel Hatchett (deceased); 1993: Dr. Eva Lee Craik; 1994: Dr. Velma Bennett Reiff (deceased); 1995: Dr.
Talmage W. (Jack) Dean (deceased); 1996: Miss Emogene Emery; 1997: Dr. Lindell O. Harris (deceased); 1998: Dr. J. G. and
Billie Martin; 1999: Dr. Zane Mason; 2000: Ellen Turner; 2001: Dr. Rosanna Herndon; 2002: Dr. George Newman; 2003:
Martha Boggs.
     Staff: 1992: Hattie Bell Martin (Deceased); 1993: Dr. Lee Hemphill; 1994: Aileen Culpepper; 1995: Kenneth Hill; 1996:
Charlene Archer; 1997: Dr. Elwin L. Skiles (deceased); 1998: Jimmie Kate Richards; 1999: Dr. Wesley Coffman; 2000: Dr. Bill
Beazley; 2001: Juanita Reeder; 2002: Dr. Jesse C. Fletcher; 2003: Peggy Pattillo.

              Back to School Fiesta at the Expo Center
                                       Faculty/Staff Picnic
                                                       Friday, August 22
                                   Taylor County Exposition Center, Big Country Hall Building
                           Fajita and Taco Meal Served at 6:00 p.m. While a Mariachi Band Performs
                                       Activities for the children are from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
                 (Rides on HSU’s White Horses and Balloon Animals and Face Painting by Sassy the Clown)

                                                                                           FortyAcresFACTS 3
Notes of interest                                               Calendar of events
• Information Management Swamped                                •Birthdays This Week
    Please be patient with assistance from the                     Susan Roehrig                08/11
    Information Management office during the next few              Don Taylor                   08/12
    weeks as they move personnel into the Skiles and
    Caldwell buildings.                                            Ben Dow                      08/12
• Multipurpose Room Gets a Face-Lift                               B.J. Baldridge               08/15
   The carpet in the Johnson Building Multipurpose                 John Hill                    08/16
   room will be replaced in the next few weeks.
                                                                • Classes Start August 25
• University Calendars Available
   University calendars may be picked up at the HSU             • Faculty Staff Picnic is August 22
   Post Office.

                                                                 ‘Prof’ Bynum, 96, Dies
                                                                      Dr. Raymond “Prof ” Bynum, 96, 1926 graduate
And the Lord’s servant must not                                  of Simmons University (now HSU) with a bachelor’s
  be quarrelsome but kindly to                                   degree in Spanish, died Aug. 1 at Mesa Springs
                                                                 Healthcare Center in Abilene.
    everyone, an apt teacher,                                         While at HSU, he was a member of the Cowboy
 patient, correcting opponents                                   Band.
                                                                      He was director of the Abilene High School
        with gentleness.                                         Eagle Band and McMurry University Indian Band
          2 Timothy 3:24                                         over a continuous span of 46 years.
                                                                      Hired by the Abilene school system following
                                                                 graduation from Simmons, he volunteered to start
                                                                 the AHS band with 16 boy members. The band be-
Remember in prayer                                               came the first marching band in Texas.
                                                                      In 1938-1939 he organized and directed the first
                                                                 All-Girls High School Band in Texas, another first
Names are added to this list weekly and remain for               for Abilene schools. He then had the sole responsi-
a period of two weeks.                                           bility for teaching and directing three instrumental
Lou Henson, former head basketball coach                         groups: Boys Band, Girls Band, and Orchestra.
                                                                      He became director of the McMurry band in
Brett Ellis, son of Dr. Bill Ellis, vice president for           1946, which had disbanded during World War II. He
academic affairs                                                 served in this capacity until his retirement in 1972.
Edward Martinez, son of Viviano Martinez, campus                      The HSU alumnus was a past president of the
police officer                                                   Texas Music Educators Association and Texas Band
                                                                 Master’s Association. He was honored as Texas
Parents and family of Earl Garrett, director of
                                                                 Band Master of the Year in 1968.
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