Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on August 10, 1972 · Page 12
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 12

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Thursday, August 10, 1972
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NorlhwtM Arkansas TIMES, Thuir,t( a y, Au B M»t FAYtTTHVH-l-IC, AHK*H»**_ University Seeks 'Margin Of Excellence' Development Program Adds $2 Million To U Of A Assets [the 1972 73 years, Born of a ,£'The Development Program K the University of Arkansas, begun four^yeais ago in an of- fert to bring a "Margin of Ex- Jpellence" 'to the University, is lossoming into full fruition as academic year realization that private assistance will be a jiecessity for the University in ·the years ahead, this multl ·million - dollar fund - raising ef- stort will seek to finance need id projects for \yhich revenue from state funds is not avail- kfcble These nil! include phy- i i c a 1 plant Improvements. Scholarship f u n d s , endow ed yhalrs for distinguished faculty jnembors, money for research ·and library acquisitions -. Much has been accomplished iVlready In the past four years, tune] largely in the past t w o S'ears, close 1 to '$2 million has peen r a i s e d from private Sources, providing '.educational jnrichmcnts that will benefit students for years to come. Fhis, of course, does not In elude the close to $200,000 an- flually that the University re Selves from private sources in iontmumg scholarship assist- ^nce to its students, or the tunds It receives from corpora lions in Research grants a n d Ion tracts. ; ENDOWED CHAIRS j By far the largest part of the development funds has b e e n for endowed chairs These al 3ow the University to supple. ment regular salaries of pro! lessors arid provide them with lesearch funds thus making it possible to obtain on the fac- Silly some of the most distin gulshed scholars in thi country. , " ·..., ' A total of (1 million has been raised for endowed chairs during : the 'past four! years .hrbugh t h e : Development ;Pro! ram, the University /Alumni ssociation, and trlbnds of the Jnlversity. These · funds have ed to the establishment of:distinguished · professorships .'I n agriculture,: -.history, "transportation, engineering, accounting, and business administration. The Development · Program las obtained more than $350,000 during this pe'riod for improvements to : the physical ilant of the University. T h e largest' part of this money was donated to supplement state-appropriated and federal :unds and. help the : University finance", the' much-needed .expansion of Waterman Hall, the Law School building. T h i s project is expected to get under w a y in.December, a n d w i l l provide an' additional , .30,000 square feet of classroom and library space for the L a w School. : SCHOLARSHIPS In sholaiships, the Universi ty's Alumni Association !each year raises $80,000'to $1GO,OOC from alumni and friends of the University for financial assistance to students, as part of its contributions to the University. Three years ago. t h e University Development Office and the Alumni Association cooperated in a campaign to raise funds so that the University .might offer a full-fee sho larship. to every high .school valedictorian in the state who might want one. In the t h r e e rears this program has been n,qt(ecl, 175 students have benefited from it. One. almost unique gift In tho Developfneht Program was the donation of $100,000 .for an investment fund for students in ;he College of Business Administration, allowing (hem to gain valuable experience by actually trading In securities, After the first year, this fund showed a respectable growth. Once It reaches a certain point, t h e Income from this fund will provide scholarships. In enrollment, the University appears to have reached a period of stability after several years of rapid growth. The enrollment at the main campus is expected to M about the same as last year, when 12,131 registered for the fall;«e- hiester. CONSTRUCTION The 1972-73 school year will see the completion of two,very significant construction projects at the University. T h e Com munlcatlons Classroom build Ing Is expected to .be /completed early this fall. The De partmenls of English; Journa' I i s m , Foreign Languages, Speech and Drama, and Social Welfnro,. rind the Unlvorslly Printing Plant may move in'.o It as early as Oclobor.. , Tlie. Communications 'Class- :pom Building,' Mich will cost about 2.5 rnilTlpii,\is being constructed by Harmon Construction of Oklahoma City* and was designed by Nelson, Laser and Cheyne Architects of Fort Smith. It will have a total of about 123,000 square feet in its seven-story office tower and four-story classroom - Laboratory wing, It is located on the corner of 'Ozark Avenue and Dlckson Street, and is the first building to be constructed on Prairie Grove District Institutes Middle School Concept; Opens Aug. 21 letion Is tho - n e w ' Union on Garland Slrcct west f the University Library. H expected that this building lll be Ilnlshed next spring, ut the Union probably will not move into it until the end of he spring term, This mull!- evel. building, which will- con- ain almost 180,000 square feet f usable floor space, Is the jiggest construction project, In erms of money, yet undertaken n the Fayetteville campus. vllli.a price tag of $6.5 pillion, It is being financed by a ederal loan and a University PRAIRIE GROVE -- The In pursuing, the achievement Prairie Grove school district will open school doors for the 1972-73 school: year Aug. 21, Jerry .Turner. Superintendent, announced today. . \ M e mbers of th e faculty w ill be involved in pre-schbol In- service workshops Aug. 17 and 18 under the direction of Dr. Henry. C. Dial and a coordinating committee cohslsing of W e n dell McCune. Bobby Lambert, Randall S p e a r , principals of the elementary, middle,-and secondary schools respectively, a n d -Eugene Olszewski, president ' o f t h e P r a i r i e Grove Education Association. COMMUNICATIONS CLASSROOM .is expected to be completed early this Jail Local Drug (CONTINUED rSOM PAGE, ONE) "turn on to life " Teen Involvement is designed to give the elementary student sound drug information and to open lines of communication for children to ask questions About growing up in general; questions they may not ask teachers or parents. Presentation of facts will be done with an emphasis on consideration o f personal values weighing alternatives and decision making Teen Counselors are by no means attempting to be experts or para professionals, but are concerned young people wno have a sincere desire to make a positive effort toward saving other young lives from de pendence on chemicals TRAINING AND SELECTION O b v i o u s l y , selection and training of ~teen counselors is a very important activity if they are' positive models for elementary students After volunteers have been recruited, careful screening wil be conducted by a group made up of the high school principals TeenJnvQlvement Coordinator, ADAPT "Project Director, Teen Involvement; Faculty Sponsor, arid two students' who are, key participAnts in Teen Involve ment. Training of the selected Teen- Counselors will be planned and conducted by me Teen involve ment Coordinator. T h e Teen- 'nvolvement . Coordinator 'will ivork c l o s e l y with Teen- Involvement faculty sponsors and.-other .members of the ADAPT staff in planning the training icssions At least, one training session will precede each'of the. eight cl assro om ; visits mad e' by Teen Counselors during the 1572 73 school year. ADAPT staff members in elude L i n d a McCaley, sec retary; Harold Auwlin, book keeper; Sally Gunn, Teen-In volvement-Coordinator; a n d Paul Gray, ADAPT counselor, Community involvement is also an objective of the program and 'persons interested may call the project office; 5215474 for further Information or to arrange speakers for civic organizations. New Priorities (CONTINUED FBOM PAGE ONI) rived from this bond issue wa to be used to construct physlca education facilities at some o our elementary schools, We have been working wit] he City of Fayetteville" to de velop our school grounds, int playgrounds for childre and adults on a year-afound ba sis. When this program is de veloped our playgrounels wil 1 b much more useable, 'and wi include physical education she ters. . - ' · - ' ; The addition of Happy Hollo; school will also allow us to giv some needed aid to the childre in the Jefferson school a tendance/area, We plan to reduce the teacher load, have a special reading, program, and do other things that will h el p Individualize the l e a r n i n g process for the students. We are looking-forward to a good year for students a n d teachers in all bur schools during the 1972-73 school year. . the objectives of the school, ased on the general philosophy hat the education of the in- ividual child is the ultimate oal, .a new structural and rganizallonal concept will be mplemented this year. Grades-one through five will 3 housed in ' the elementary chool, grades six through eight vill comprise the middle school nd grades nine through 12 the igh school. SCHOOL DIRECTOR Responsibility for decision .iaking to create a progressive chool system are the officers nd members of .the board of directors. They are Billy Joe artholorriew, president; Wilam A. Thurman, f I r s t vice- iresldent; James Rieff, second pr Th 'ice president; Frank ecretary; : , and Mrs. West, Greta Mack, Everett Hart, Charles tills, and Larry Bell; The board of education is in- ·olved in .on-going programs of he . school encouraging in- dvative programs, educational esearch, and has worked very diligently to open and maintain ines of communications with wth the faculty and students. .The board considers con- tructive input and open communications to be most im- jortant to the success of the icadernic program, and the acuity and student . comm li n i 11 es . have . selected representatives to serve as ex- officio members of the-board, fhls is innovative and is the only school board in the state if Arkansas so structured. Prairie Grove High School is one of three high schools in Washington County to .ccreditation f r o m North- Jcnlral Association, the highest accreditation any secondary school can receive; and only ast year received its seventh year re-evaluation and received in outstanding report from the inspecting committee. Though small, the school offers students 42 .units of work at the secondary level, in the areas of English, mathematics, social "studies, science, art. music, journalism, vocational home e c o n o m i cs and agriculture,-business education, foreign languages, physical education and speech. In addition, this yar air conditioning and refrigeration will ;be offered to students in vocational education the first s e r h e s V e r , and masonary, plumbing, and electrical Installation will be offered the second semester. The'latter courses have been added uhdfer auspices of a four school' fe'deral project called "Project Van," The four schools participating are Prairie Grove, West ' Fork, Charleston, and Paris and four mobile shops, complete 1 with classrooms, will ·be rotated from site to site each semester' In a two-year cycle. The ' two' vocational areas in addition to the two mentioned above are electronics and a machine shop. HONORS PROGRAM Students at Prairie Grove H i g h School 1 attend the University of Arkansas under the auspices or university honors program: can attend the vocational-technical high school at Fayelteville under a tuition agfeemenl t h e i r -Junior and senior years; and participate in many extra-curricula activities such as athletics, band, chorus student publications, studenl governance, clubs) and class ac tivities. Honors came to the studen ,body of Prairie Grove last yeai- in athletics. The Tigers were co-champions in District IB In football; district champions in basketball; and district champ ions in track and field. Flvi students received honors at tin regional science, fair and threi received, .state:, honors; 'on science student'\vas_chosen t represent Arkansas ' at th National Science ^Academy., am iresent a paper to the academy _'he senior cheerleaders wer first runners-up as the ou c standing group at the camp hel at North Texas State Universit atDenton, Tex. NEW PROGRAMS New innoVative programs ar continuously being- institute throughout the'.Prairie Grov Schools all aimed at the on objective -- the education'of th individual child.. · · Staff members constantl seek to Improve both th curriculum and their method of teaching through furthe e d u c a t i o n and in-servic workshops. Members of th staff are active in state an organizations and serve o rnanV state boards and com mitteesl "Prairie Gorve Is in deed fortunate to have such a outstanding school system wit outstanding board members, dedicated staff, students wh excell (In their endeavors, an a community that believes i quality education and wants th b e s t for its' children," sai 10 land "acquired by tlio Unl- ersily In 1908 with Die as- stance of n · community-wide- inri campaign. · Also rapidly ncarlng c o m ' ' bo repaid from student tecs mid income from t li o Union. Contractor for llio building 19 Manhattan Construction Com' puny of .Fort 'Smith/ and Mus kogce, Okla. · · ! ' . UNION The now Union, will hnve a large recreational area. Including a billiard room and a game room. Its snack bar and cafeteria will seat about 000 persons, and ail outdoor dini terrace will s e a t another more in good weather. Also planned for the new building are a 300- seat auditorium for movies, lectures and even limited play production, a largo book and supply store, a barb e r shop, postoffice, a m a i n lounge, a television lounge, a reading lounge, two music Us- practice rooms, nn Information desk, 17 mooting or biinqusl rootiis, a hutli'oom wltli a capacity of 1,000 norfions, Wi nrt iiUlcry, ft aUidont activities won, and offlsps for UIQ Associated Sliiclcnt UoVoinmonl, student organisations nno inn Division of Student Affairs. Tho term Uila fall will begin .with orientation tor now students on Aug. 28 and 20. and registration will bo held from Aug. 39 through Sept. 1. Classes will bogln llicsony, Sept. 5, after the Labor Day Holiday. Thanksgiving Vacation is scheduled for Nov. 2326, and the first term will end ngiiln this year on Dec, 22, before tha Chrlslmns vacation. Students will return to tha campus Jnn. 10 for rogi Ira- lion for the spring sennestcr^ YOUR CHILDREN CAN LEARN TO PLAY THE HAMMOND ORGAN It's fun. . . .exciting. .. .and rewarding! Your child will enjoy the creative challenge and lasting pleasure of playing the Hammond Organ. From the first note, a child Is fascinated with the full, richer lones'. . . .ihe almost endless variety of musical sounds, Instrumental voices. ... .percussive accents, vlgralo expressions. LEARNING IS EASY ON THE WONDERFUL HAMMOND ORGAN SURE THEY CAN! YAMAHA, CABLE-NELSON CURRIER PIANOS Private Instructions Available on PIANO and ORGAN ANY AGE GROUP HAMMOND ORGAN STUDIOS of FAYETTEVILLE 2423 N. College Phone 443-2137 jumping-jacks 99% of all babies are born'with perfect feet. But they don't often stay that -way. The first wrong shoe, and, all the wrong shoes after that, can ruin them. That 1 s why Davison's Shoes recommends Jumping Jacks .,. shoes ''with the softness and support to take care of growing jeet. ,, and at Damson's Shoes where people take the time to care about your child's jeet. Davison's Shoes in Spring* dale and Vayetteville have Jumping Jacks'"and the people who can jit them. "Focus on Fashion" SHOES Fayett«r!ll« SprlngdaU Brhlht braid trims our fake-fur pant coal 3595 It'look* like ponyskin with broad bands of seal.,,but It's really modocrylle look !ik» the real ihlng. Single breasted toggle closing. Black or gi^Y- Junior sizes, 7 Jo 17. It's our wear-wlth-all fashion group. Shoes^ with a young viewpoint! Pretty dress-ups ·to Ihe newest casual boots. All at our low prices, so you can afford the whole wardrobe! Trket poAM wltfi petyMtof f!b*ff!fl thopn you toftfy, notv HMy. SIzM 32-36A, 32-3M, X-eyelet tie oxford In black or brown luede. 5'/3-10,., Put on fonrrathing smashing...Ilk* a v«lv«t blazer 1499 Single breasled fitted blazer with a bock »IO. Double pockets. Brown rovon veWet. $,' 7-15. ··ft ttnrtch cr«w socks 79$ pr. Orion* ctfyllc ond tlrtlth nylon caiual fovorll.i. Batk and (cihbn lolori. Fit 19 lo 13,

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