The Seguin Gazette-Enterprise from Seguin, Texas on December 4, 1988 · Page 19
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December 4, 1988

The Seguin Gazette-Enterprise from Seguin, Texas · Page 19

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The Seguin Gazette-Enterprise * Sunday, December 4, 1988 • Page 3B —— * -— Homespun gets federal funding SAN MARCOS — A trio of distinguished speakers will challenge Southwest Texas State University's 1,426 degree candidates at two separate graduation ceremonies Dec. 16-17. Biology faculty member Dr. John Baccus will address the 164 master's degree candidates at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, in Evans Auditorium. Meanwhile, at 9:45 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, in Strahan Coliseum, Katherine Sangster Lowry of Austin, a Texas State University System regent, will motivate the 1,259 bachelor's degree candidates and three associate degree candidates. Also encouraging the prospective graduates to accomplish their goals will be one of their own — honors program student Jose Eliaz of Galveston. Baccus has received more than $1 million in grants since coming to SWT 13 years ago. Community ecology is his primary research interest and some of his funded research projects have included beach and dunes floral and faunal relations as influenced by recreational and user impact on the Padre Island National Seashore; a study of the effects of prescribed burning upon white-tailed deer habitat; and an econological study of the mammals of Guangdong Province, China. He is a member and former member of several Texas Parks and Wildlife committees. A profilic writer, Baccus has published papers on a wide range of Texas' flora and fauna including chiggers of Big Bend National Park, a food web analysis of a Texas sand dune community and asymmetry in the antler structure of sika deer from the Edwards Plateau. This year alone, in collaboration with others, he has written and published three papers. In addition, he has presented more than 35 papers at scientific meetings and directed more than 20 graduate theses. Baccus holds a,bachelor of science degree in biology and chemistry and a master of science degree in vertebrate zoology and invertebrate zoology from Midwestern University in Wichita Falls and a doctorate in vertebrate'and : aquatic ecology from the University of North Texas in Denton. Prior to joining the SWT faculty in 1975, he was an associate professor at Wiley College, an ecology research collaborator with the National Park Service of the U.S. Department of the Interior, an instructor at the University of North Texas and assistant curator and research at the Museum of Zoology at the University of North Texas. His awards and scholarships include a Piper Professor Award nominee in 1987, a Presidential Seminar presenter in 1986, Out. standing Educator in the United States in 1974, National Science Foundation Scholarship, Texas State Scholarship and National Teaching Fellowship. Lowry will be giving her second graduation address — the first was 26 years ago at her own graduation from Sophie Newcomb College/ Tiilane University where she earned a bachelor of arts degree in psychology. She holds a graduate degree in occupational therapy from Boston School of Occupational Therapy of Tufts University in Boston, Mass., where she received the most outstanding student award. Appointed to the board of regents in 1983 by then Gov. Mark White, Lowry is the regent's representative to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, chairwoman of the Sam Houston State University Local Committee and a member of the SWT Local Committee, Building Committee, Rules and Regulations Committee, Curriculum Committee and Committee on Employment Practices. A registered occupational therapist, she has been associated with the Texas Institute of Rehabilitation and Research in Houston and the Austin Cerebral Palsy Center. Lowry participated in "Austin Tomorrow," "Forming the Future" of the Austin Independent School District, Leadership Austin and serves as a museum docent at the University of Texas. She is a member of the boards of -the Junior League of Austin, National Science Center Association, Natural Science Center Guild, Laguna Gloria Art Museum and Les Patrons of the Paramount Theatre. She is chairwoman of the board of the Austin Unit of Recording for the Blind and a member of the board of Recording for the Blind Inc., in New York City. Representing his fellow students at the speaker's podium, EUaz is a history major and an English minor with a 3.35 grade point average. The son of Don and Manuella Eliaz of Galveston, he was selected in 1987 for inclusion in "Oustanding College Students of America." He holds membership in Phi Alpha Theta National Society and the Golden Key National Honor Society. He is writing his honors thesis on the literary and social influence of several English romantic poets. Author speaks RITA KERR, AUTHOR of eight historical novels about Texas, talked to Ball Elementary students on Wednesday about life in early Texas. Dressed in period costume, she shared a story on "Girl of the Alamo" based on one of her books and showed Texas artifacts to the students. (Staff photo) Public invited to college's celebration of Festival of St. Lucia set for Monday Homespun Early Childhood Intervention is the recipient of $42,000 ih federal funding. The monies are made available through Chapter 1, a supplemental federal resource for state-supported special education programs. This welcomed source of revenue has enabled Homespun to successfully recruit bbth full* and part-time speech- language pathologists. With these staff additions, Homespun is able to enrich existing communication services and guarantee the availability of a speech-language pathologist at each of its five centers located in Fredericksburg, Kerrville, New Braunfels, San Marcos and Seguin. The speech-language pathologists join Other professionals to participate in comprehensive team assessments, develop in concert with family members an individualized service plan, and provide direct therapies as needed. This increased funding also ensures that 10 previously unserved families now have access to the spectrum of educational, therapeutic and support services offered by Homespun. Homespun is a 1 family-focused program recognizing and appreciating the family as the force behind a child's growth and development. Homespun provides ongoing guidance and support enabling families and children to grow together and achieve a life of fulfillment, independence and self-sufficiency. Homespun Early Childhood Intervention serves families of children birth to age three who have developmental delays associated with birth defects, accidents, illness, prematurity or other factors. Services include but are not limited to: home-and center-based educational opportunities; physical, occupational and communication therapy; language, motor and family labs; services to parents siblings and extended family members; group and individual sessions; case management; and mainstreaming activities. Homespun is funded by Early Childhood Intervention (ECI), Austin State School Community Services, United Way, County and City Commissions, Community Fund and other local organizations and now Chapter 1. To make a referral or find out more about the program and its services, please call the Homespun center at (512) 379-3971. Area residents are invited to a celebration of the Festival of St. Lucia at Texas Lutheran College at 10 a.m. Dec. 5, in Chapel of the Abiding Presence, Weinert Mehiorial. TLC freshman Anna Nystrom, a Swedish exchange student, will be SL Lucia. She will wear a crown of candles and lead the procession. Senior Elaine Wolter of Bishop will read the legend, and freshman Sara Nellermoe of Seguin will read the scripture. Two 5-year-old Seguin boys, Ky Cooksey and Kevin Kiel, will be star boys. Swedish bread and coffee will be served following the program. The tradition is based on the legend of Lucia of Sicily who was martyred for her Christian faith. Centuries later, according to legend, she brought food to Sweden during a famine. The name Lucia is from the Latin word for light Dec. 13 was, in an old calendar, the longest night of the year. So Lucia's arrival marks the coming of longer days, and Lucia, through her martyrdom and willingness to suffer, represents a greater light and stronger love. 'AUCTIO Wednesday at 7:00 P.M. Sunday at 2:00 P.M. Ezra Pleasenl Auctioneers Txs 128-006641 1933 IH 35 East. 625-4419) HEIDELBERG AUCTION HALLE The Haircut Store 417 N. Austin Get Ready For The Holidays With A New Perm Or Hi-Lites. Now $30.00 through December 23rd. We give the best haircuts, styles and perms in Seguin and at the best prices too! Call or come by: 417 N. Austin 372-3609 Open Mon.-Frl. 9:00-5.30 Thur. 12-8 p.m. r r r Toddler tough. Little boys know how to get down to the business of play ing. That's why there's OshKosh B'Gosh® bib overalls. These hard-working bibs have a contemporary touch as well as old- fashioned durability. Let your toddler test them today. L.J B'GOSH The style is fashionable. The fit is comfortable. New from OshKosh B'Gosh. TheGenuine Article; Finding casual clothes that feel good is easy. Finding casual clothes that look good is more difficult. Fortunately, someone understands your needs. Take the OshKosh B'Gosh® twin pocket shirt and jumper, for instance. Both feature soft, natural cotton, loose and easy designs and, of course, all the attention to detail that made OshKosh B'Gosh famous. Sometimes, the best new ideas come from an old friend. OshKosh B'Gosh. STORK REPORT Cruadalupe Valley Hospital is proud to announce the birthjs) of...~ A daughter, Kellen Diane, born Monday, Nov. 21 to Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Schuerg. A daughter, Ruby, born Tuesday, Nov. 22 to Mr. and Mrs. Enrique Gallegos. A son, Luis Joseph Jr., born Tuesday, Nov. 22 to Mr. and Mrs. Luis Joseph Ramon Sr. A daughter, Reagan Lynn, born Wednesday, Nov. 23 to Mr, and Mrs. Charles Bell. A son, Rayfleld 111, born Thursday, Nov. 24 to Mr. and Mrs. Rayfield Taylor Jr. A son, Jose Jeremias, born Thursday, Nov. 24 to Mr. and Mrs. Javier Ordonez. A son, Trinidad, born Friday, Nov. 25 to Mr. and Mrs. Cut* berto Ramirez. A son, Eric Thomas, born Friday, Nov. 25 to Mr. and Mrs. Dale Oster Sr. A son, Omar, born Friday, Nov. 25 to Mr, and Mrs, Modesto Garcia, A daughter, Clarissa, born Friday, Nov. 25 to Mr. and Mrs. Guadalupe Arellano. A daughter, Cayla Nichole, born Sunday, Nov. 27 to Mr. and Mrs. John Barrlentos Sr. A daughter, Brittany Danielle, born Sunday, Nov. 27 to Mr. and Mrs. Randy Harkey, A daughter, Keille Uynn, born Wednesday, Nov. 30 to Mr, and Mrs. Dennis Offer. Valley Hospital

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