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Louisiana State University — Shreveport 


Friday, August at, 1979 




Faculty grows 


By La Tonya Turner 

LSUS will gain four new 
faculty members this Fall m 
addition to several members 
who are returning from leaves, 
said Dr, Gary Brashier, vice- 
chancellor for Academic 
Affairs. 

The new faculty members 
are: LaMoyne Batten, assitant 
professor of fine arts -communi- 
cations; Dr. Barbara Decker, 
assistant professor of educa- 
tion; Norma Jean Locke, in- 
structor of music; and Mr. 
Clifton A. Miller, assistant 
professor of quantitative 
management. 

“BATTEN WILL BE teaching 
the fine arts segment of 
communications plus other fine 
arts courses/* Dr. Brashier 
said. 

Batten has a bachelor's 
degree from Louisiana Tech 
University and a master's 
degree from Indiana Univer- 
sity. 

Dr. Decker will teach one 
undergraduate course and two 
graduate courses in education. 
She has bachelor's, master's 
and doctorate degrees from the 
University of Arkansas. 

Mrs. Locke's position is new 
and includes teaching courses in 
music and serving as director of 
the LSUS Chorale, Dr. Brashier 
said. 

“The position of Chorale 
director was formerly a part- 
time position," Dr. Brashier 
said. “Mrs. Locke's position is 
full-tbae,” 

LOCKE HAS A bachelor's 
degree from the Cincinnati 
Conservatory of Music. In 
addition to teaching, Locke will 
develop a two-year transfer 
program for music students 
who plan on transferring to 


other schools as upper- 
classmen. 

MiUer, who will be teaching 
management and marketing 
courses, received both the 
bachelor's and master's 
degrees from Northeast Louisi- 
ana University. He is pursuing a 
doctorate degree from LSU-BR. 

The ROTC program created 
two new positions which will be 
filled by Capt. Frank Bruscato 
and Sgt. Robert Speakman. 

FIVE FACULTY MEMBERS 
will be returning with doctorate 
degrees. Dr. Brashier said. 
They are; Dr. Alice Morgan, 
assistant professor of communi- 
cations; Dr. Charlene Hand- 
ford, assistant professor of com- 
munications; Dr. Michael V. 
Williams, assistant professor of 
German; Dr. Alan Thompson, 
assistant professor of history; 
and Dr. Betty Jones, instructor 
in biological sciences, formerly 
Elizabeth Loftus. 

Doris Lynch, instructor in 
history, and Glen Bolimin, 
assistant professor of English, 
are returning after doing ad- 
vanced study. 

ALSO RETURNING IS Dr. 
Selvestion Jimes, professor of 
biological sciences, who has 
been doing post-doctoral re- 
search. 

Danny Walker, instructor in 
sociology, will resume a full* 
time teaching position. "Last 
year, Walker held a part-time 
position at LSUS while he 
directed the EXCEL program/* 
Dr. Brashier said. 

LEAVING THE LSUS faculty 
are David E. Lawson, assistant 
professor of English, and Ann 
Welsh, assistant professor of 
fine arts. 

Welsh has resigned and 
Lawson will be doing advanced 
study, Dr. Brashier said. 


Interim Chancellor, Dr A. J. Howell 


Chancellor search still on 


By Joey Tabarlel 

LSUS still doesn't have a 
permanent chancellor, but the 
search committee is hard at 
work choosing the next leader to 
replace Donald E. Shipp, who 
retired on June 30. 

Fabia Thomas, campus regis- 
trar and chairman of the search 
committee, says that the ten- 
member committee is busy 
evaluating applications and 
interviewing qualified people 
for the job. 

Thomas did not reveal when a 
final decision would be made. 
The number of applicants, 
combined with the timing of 
Shipp's retirement, has put the 
committee under some strain. 
The chancellor was originally to 
have retired effective Decern- 


LSUS fall enrollment largest ever 


By Ruth Stout 

LSUS is beginning this semes- 
ter with its largest enrollment 
ever, Harry B. Moore, assistant 
registrar and director of institu- 
tional research, said. 

At the end of the three-day 
registration process the number 
of students totaled 3,312, topping 
last fall's registration by 353 
students. But this is just a 
preliminary figure. A new 
group of prospective students 
will be registering Aug. 28 in the 
SLA. 

At the end of the fourteenth 
day of classes the official count 
will be in, Moore said. 

“If we re lucky weil have 
3,500 students at the peak of 
registration," he said. "We'll 
lose about 150 students for 
various reasons, so we’ll proba- 
bly end up with about 3,350 
students when the official count 
comes in." This is a significant 
increase compared to the previ- 
ous fall semester 

Some of the possible reasons 
for the increase in enrollment, 
Moore said, are the graduate 
degrees now being offered; 


ber 31, but in late April he 
moved the time forward to June 
30. This necessitated the ap- 
pointment of an interim chan* 
celior, and the acceleration of 
the committee's work. 

Dr. A* J. Howell, former 
vice-chancellor for Business 
Affairs, was appointed interim 
chancellor in June. He will 
serve in that capacity until the 
appointment of a permanent 
leader for LSUS. Howell has 
served at LSUS since its 
founding in 1965. He has been 
vice-chancellor for the last five 
years. 

People of many different styles 
and outlooks have applied, said 
Thomas. "We've had some very 
well-qualified people to apply, 
some so-so, and some obviously 
unqualified,' ' she said. "But we 
feel that only the most qualified 
will have an opportunity to get 
the job." 

THE L8US SEARCH commit- 
tee is composed of four faculty 
members, three administra- 
tors, two members of the 
citizen's advisory board and 
one member of the advisory 
board who is also a former 
LSUS student. Thomas said that 


the committee serves only in an 
advisory capacity. “We are 
here only to make recommenda- 
tions to (LSU System President 
Martin) Woodin," she said. "He 
will have the final say as to wh o 
(lie new chancellor is." 

l *OF COURSE, it has been 
rather difficult to do much work 
during registration and the first 
few days of school," Thomas 
said. "With all that I have had to 
do, and as busy as the faculty 
members and administrators 
have been, we have had to put 
this aside somewhat/’ she said. 

The committee originally 
hoped to make a decision by the 
opening of school, but with the 
schedule changes and registra- 
tion, that was impossible. 
Thomas now hopes for some 
word by the beginning of the 
spring semester, but she notes 
that that date is very tentative 
at best. 

IN THE MEANTIME, the 
chancellor search committee 
will be working behind the 
scenes on this most important 
decision, “We're evaluating 
applications and interviewing 
people. It just boils down to 
that/ 1 Thomas said. 


Campus expands 

New buildings go up 


By La Tony a Turner 
Levelling and groundwork are 
almost completed in the con- 
struction of the new business 
and education building, accord- 
ing to George Kalmbach, direc- 
tor of the physical plant, 

"The construction is still in its 
early stages," Kalmbach said. 
" Everything is running smooth- 
ly thus far. 1 ’ 

The three-story building will 
cover approximately 80,000 
square feet, Kalmbach said. “It 
will be very similar in design to 
Bronson Hall and the University 
Center with a walkway and 
columns encircling the build- 
ing." 

The building, which is being 
constructed by J. P, 
McMichael, is scheduled to be 


completed by March 1981. 

LSUS is undergoing several 
other construction projects in 
addition to the business and 
education building. 

The utility building expansion 
should be completed by Novem- 
ber, Kalmbach said, “It will 
house mechanical equipment 
for increasing the heating and 
cooling of the campus build- 
ings." 

The otner building being 
planned is the Health and 
Physical Education building. 
Plans are now being made by 
the architect and construction is 
scheduled to begin by the spring 
of 1980. 

The construction of a connect- 
ing road between the two 
present campus roads should be 
completed in December, 


La. 


Page 2 — ALMAGEST - Friday, August 31, 1979 


Dawning of new era for LSUS 


“All good things must come to an 
end,” or so says the old cliche. Most of 
us are still struggling painfully through 
the first week of school wishing we were 
out by the pool, in Bermuda, or 
anywhere except once again tied to the 
dreary task of getting an education. 
Probably the grimmest event in the 
regime of going back to school involves 
registration. Registration means many 
things to many people. To most it is 
simply a dull necessity. Others use 
registration as a way of marking the 
time they have left to spend in this 
institution. 


Editorial: facts 


and viewpoints 


As a graduating senior (hopefully), 
registration this fall was a time for 
looking back on the progress LSUS has 
made in the past and a time for 
examining the direction it will take in 
the future. 


Almagest 


Many writers before me have 
reviewed the school’s history from its 
beginning in 1967 under the direction of 
its first and only chancellor, Dr. Donald 
E. Shipp. LSUS has progressed from a 
couple of buildings in a cotton patch in 
south Shreveport to a four-year degree 
granting institution with one of the best 
academic ratings in the state. 


However, it seems to me that this 
institution is embarking on a new era of 
growth. The newly completed 
University Center is an indication of 
this new era as is the work now being 
done on the gymnasium and the 
business and education building. This 
summer, the Board of Regents 
approved master’s programs in 
business and education. Student 
enrollment is up and soon a new 
chancellor will be named who, we hope, 
will exert as strong a positive influence 
on the future direction of the school as 
did his predecessor. 


It seems only fitting that this 
newspaper, dedicated to serving the 
students and faculty of this university, 
also renew its efforts to keep pace with 
this new era at LSUS. The staff of the 
Almagest, in the coming months, hopes 
to keep each member of the student 
body and faculty informed of important 
happenings on campus . 


Not only do we want to inform you, 
but we want to listen to you. Instead of 
making these pages accessible to only a 
chosen few, we want to provide each 
student and faculty member on campus 
with a means of free expression , We are 
also interested in suggestions, 
comments and criticisms. We plan to 
do our best to make this paper an 
objective, accurate, open medium 
worthy of its association with LSUS. We 
invite each of you to join us in our 
attempt. 

Susan Jiles 


Editor’s note: In an effort to provide 
students with an opportunity to freely 
express themselves, we are instituting a 
new series in the Almagest. 

Beginning with this issue of the 
Almagest, the series “Student Forum” 
will be a part of the editorial page. Any 
student may submit an article to be 


considered for publication in this 
column. 

Articles submitted may be opinion 
pieces on-relevant issues on campus , in 
Shreveport or the world. They may also 
deal with satire or humor. Articles may 
be submitted in Bronson Hall, Room 
328, during regular school hours . 


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Since most editorial topics have been 
subjects time and time before (such as 
beer on campus, student apathy, gas 
rationing) , it seems only fitting that the 
1979-80 “Almagest” year continue in 
that tradition. 

Thus: Faculty Bathrooms — what’s 
REALLY behind those doors? 

The first time I saw “Faculty 
Women” on some of the bathroom doors 
in Bronson Hall, it really didn’t affect 
me (after all, we had those signs in my 
high school) t but after a while I began to 
wonder if there was something behind 
THAT door that wasn’t behind the door 
that said "Student Women.” 


Student forum 


Was there Charmin in every stall? 
Perhaps a bidet instead? 

Was there a lady (a la Pat O’Brien’s) 
waiting to hand out tissues to anyone 
who happened to sneeze? 

socrates 


Were there pictures of women leaders 
(from Susan B. Anthony to Bella Abzug 
and Wonder Woman) hung in a plush 
lounge area that served coffee and mint 
tea? 

Was music (Bach) being driven by a 
McIntosh amp or was it piped in 
directly from KCOZ? 

Were there, perhaps, four-way light 
selector make-up mirrors (with a 
selection for day, night, home or office) 
instead of flourescent lights? 

Was there no graffiti on the doors or 
walls (but were there magaziner : ,n the 
room instead)? 

Did the towel dispense dispense Bill 
Blass instead of brown paper 1 ' 

Trivia? Perhaps. But what about that 
door? Is there a secret behind thei a? 

I think, though, that the students at 
LSUS (who also have personalized 
bathrooms) are as fortunate as the 
faculty, but what, pray tell, about the 
poor souls at LSUS who don’t fit into a 
student or a faculty category? Port-o- 
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Friday, August 31, 1979 — ALMAGEST — Page 3 


Profs testify at local obscenity trial 


By Kim Purdy 

When Dr. Robert Leiiz, asso- 
ciate professor of English, Dr. 
Marvin Stottlemire, assistant 
professor of political science, 
and Dr. Mark Vigen, associate 
professor of psychology, viewed 
"Dear Pam 11 and "Mary 
Flegus, Mary Flegus/ 1 two 
allegedly obscene films, they 
knew they’d be in court for it. 


Leitz, Stottlemire and Vigen 
presented their professional 
opinions as to the literary, 
artistic, political or scientific 
value of the two films in Caddo 
District Court last Thursday, 


THE JURY BEGAN its deli- 
berations Thursday and re- 
turned a unanimous verdict 
Friday morning that the films 
were obscene. 


Now, after the trial is over, 
more complete perceptions can 
be obtained from the three 
LSUS professors who testified 
before the first jury to ever deal 
with an obscenity trial in Caddo 
Parish. 


DR, LEITZ, WHOSE concern 
was to determine whether the 
films had literary value, said 
that “ 'Mary Flegus, Mary 
Flegus 1 (a take-off on late-night 
soap opera "Mary Hartman, 
Mary Hartman”) had no seri- 
ous literary value. 1 ' 



Dr, Mark Vigen 


"There was an attempt made 
at caricature of some of the 
more prominent roles in ‘Mary 
Hartman,' but this alone does 
not give the work serious 
literary value," Leitz said. 

LEITZ SAID THAT "Dear 
Pam" did have some literary 
value, 

“In court I tried to show that 
literary merit was maintained 
through the use of satire, irony 
and other literary devices/ 1 
Leitz said. 

FOR DR. VIGEN, presenting 
his professional opinion in court 
is not new. He has testified in 
competency cases, insanity 
cases and cases involving issues 
of irresistible impulse. 

Vigen said that he testified in 
this case because he considered 
it a challenge. 



Dr. Robert Leitz 


VIGEN WAS RESPONSI- 
BLE for determining the scien- 
tific and-or educational value of 
the films. 

"1 am interested in the 
application of psychiatric prin- 
ciples to law. I wanted to learn 
something about the relation- 
ship between pornography and 
the law," Vigen said. 

He concentrated his argu- 
ments on viewer participation. 
He said that the critical viewer 
could enjoy "Dear Pam" and 
"Mary Flegus, Mary Flegus" 
by experiencing sex vicarious- 
ly- 

Vigen contends that these 
movies must be viewed as any 
other movie would be: "the 
viewer must suspend the 
normal parameters of time and 
judgement." 



Dr, Marvin Stottlemire 


ACTING AS A consultant for 
Innovative Data Systems, Dr. 
Stottlemire testified that in a 
public opinion survey 256 of 377 
Slireveporters 18 years or older 
said that adults who pay 
admission should not be allowed 
to view films that include 
explicit sexual intercourse and 
sodomy. 

Paul Carmouche, in a video- 
taping session Monday at LSUS, 
said that the district attorney's 
office "only takes a case if it is 
thought to be a clear violation of 
the state obscenity stat- 
ute." 

CARMOUCHE SAID THAT 
Leitz, Stottlemire and Vigen 
were "excellent" expert wit- 
nesses. 

“They made it very difficult 
for the state to refute their 
testimony," he added. 


Whitehead named to board of supervisors 


By Donna O'Neal 


After a summer spent setting 
up in its new offices at the 
University Center, the Student 
Government Association, under 
the leadership of Keith White- 
head, is moving ahead with new 
goals, 

WHITEHEAD, PRESIDENT 
OF the SGA, was also appointed 
as student member to the board 
of supervisors for the LSU- 
system schools at their summer 
convention in Baton Rouge. 
Whitehead's appointment is 
“the highest honor in the state 
bestowed upon a student," SGA 
member Jeff Lanius said. 


OTHER MAJOR objectives 
on the SGA agenda are the 
establishment of an academic 
appeals board and a student 
legal aid service. The academic 
appeals board would hear 
complaints from students about 
their grades received. The 
student legal aid service would 

be headed by a licensed lawyer 
called an "ombudsman." “He 

would offer legal aid in the form 
of advice to students, even if 


their problems weren't univer- 
sity-related ," Lanius said. 

To be enacted, the academic 
appeals board resolution would 
have to be put before the 
chancellor for his approval. 
Because of a $2,000 yearly 
retainer needed to pay for the 
ombudsman's services, the SGA 
must introduce the legal aid 
services request in the form of a 
bill. The SGA hopes to have the 
appeals board instituted by next 
fall, Lanius said. 


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the organization is now moving 
ahead with plans concerning 
four major goals, 

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SGA is the organization of a full 
Senate. A full Senate consists of 
33 student members, a number 
which has not yet been realized, 
Lanius said. Filing week for the 
Senate seats will be Sept. 4-7 
with the elections to be held 
Sept. 10-1L The first meeting 
will take place on Sept. 14. 

Another goal set by the SGA is 
the publication of an updated 
version of the SGA Apartment 
Guide, which proved popular 
with students last semester, 
"Response to the Guide was 
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By Ruth Stout 


"Ladies from the Shreveport 
Junior League will be demon- 
strating pioneer cooking," Alar 
Thompson, assistant professor 
at social sciences said, “and 
History 405 students will ba 
involved in projects at the house 
from handicrafts to researching 
the early history of Northwest 
Louisiana." 


All of this is part of the 
Pioneer Heritage Program 
sponsored by the Shreveport 
Junior League and the Social 
Sciences Department here at 
LSUS. Soon the Junior League 
will begin conducting tours for 
eighth grade students in the 
area. 


Other new additions include a 
covered wagon and a forge. An 
old fashioned sugar cane mill 
may be added this fall. Per- 
manent utilities are also being 
connected to the house. 


This fall, Caspiana House will 
be open Tuesday, Thursday and 
Friday from 9:30 a.m.41:30 
a m, and Sunday from 1:30 p.m.- 
5:00 p.m. Admission is $1 for 
adults. Children are admitted 
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Page 4 — ALMAGEST — Friday, August 31, 1979 


4 Hart to Hart* 


Glossy series badly written 


By Ellen Davis 

“Hart to Hart/ 1 ABC's new 
comic mystery series, has a 
number of things going for it It 
has two strong ac tors in the lead 
roles, an intriguing plot con- 
cept and a big budget Sounds 
good? Unfortunately there's nne 
major problem — the- writing 
stinks. 

The pilot episode for the 
series was recently shown as a 
preview for the show which 
begins weekly 9 p.m. Saturday 
broadcasts Sept. 22. The two- 
hour show highlighted both the 
series 1 assets and faults. 

M HART TO HART* 1 is hailed 
as an update of the popular 
“Thin Man 1 ' motion pictures of 
the 1930s and 1940s which 
starred William Powell and 
Myrna Loy. The trick is to 
successfully combine murder 
mystery with screwball 
comedy. The pilot episode for 
this television series decidedly 
had a mysterious murder, but 
most of the comedy fell flat. 

The plot centers on Jonathan 
and Jennifer Hart, a wealthy 
jet-setting couple with the 
interesting hobby of playing 
private detectives for the fun of 
it. However, it seems it's really 
Jonathan's hobby with Jennifer 
getting dragged into the situa- 
tion because he needs her help. 
-jii ’‘Jonathan, if we don't get out of 
T;£ here right now I swear to God 
teu; I'll become a nunf” she 
:, H ,. threatens after a very persua- 
sive attempt to scare them off a 
case Jonathan's will usually 
prevails, however, and they 
stay on the case. 

Jonathan is a self-made man 
of many millions of dollars and 
a conglomeration of at least 20 
interlocking companies that 
now bore him. Jennifer is a 
journalist who flies wherever a 
story of interest is. Their family 
is rounded out by a butler- 
chauffeur-confidant named 
Max and a dog, Freeway . 


ROBERT WAGNER AND 
STEFANIE POWERS star as 
the husband-wife team. They're 
the main strength of “Hart to 
Hart/' They make an attractive 
couple and have established a 
good rapport. The charisma and 
chemistry of these two perfor- 
mers is enough to pull the show 
along, or at least make it 
bearable to watch. The biting 
and bickering dialogue between 
them is the best in the show. 
Somehow they even pull off 
some of the weaker dialogue, a 
wonder one must attribute to 
some acting skill on both of their 
parts. All in ail, they make an 
amicable couple. 

Because the show focuses on a 
pair of “jet -setters,” there's a 
healthy budget to give a feel of 
wealth and affluence. This can 
be seen in Wagner's and 
Powers' wardrobes, the selec- 
tion of fast and obviously 
expensive cars, plush locations 
and generally luxurious sets. 
And, of course, there’s always 
their personal Lear jet for flying 
to that poker game in Saudi 
Arabia, dinner in Rome and a 
mystery in Africa, 

One major downfall is the 
writing. The script aims for 
breezy sophistication; what 
actually comes across is an 
insult to the intelligence of the 
viewing audience. In the two- 
hour pilot, the script was 
diseased with cliches. Comedy 
repeatedly fell flat — or dead. 
An example of this came late in 
the show. Powers and Wagner 
run into a slier! ff's car. She's 
unconscious in his arms. The 
sheriff asks who she is (he 
knows Wagner from a previous, 
and literal, run-in), Just as 
Wagner finishes explaining 
she’s his wife, another girl gets 
out of the Harts’ car trunk (how 
she got there is a long story h 
The sheriff demands to know 
who she is. Smiling weakly 
Wagner quips, ”1 like to keep a 


spare in the trunk.” It's 
amazing he even had the 
stomach to get that line out. 

THERE’S ALSO A STRONG 
SENSE of deja vu, You’ve seen 
this before, but where? “Hart to 
Hart” is being brought to the 
television audience from Aaron 
Spelling and Leonard Goldberg, 
the gentlemen who brought us 
"Starsky and Hutch” and 
"Charlie’s Angels.” As far as 
sex and violence goes, one can 
expect this new show to get as 
bad a report card from the PTA 
as "Charlie's Angels” usually 
does. Despite the rich trap- 
pings, the show has the same 
sleazy sensationalism of its 
sister “jiggle shows.” 

Yet “Hart to Hart” has 
potential, Wagner and Powers 
can keep the audience interes- 
ted with their loving but 
occasionally strained relation- 
ship as the Harts, The scripts 
need to be tightened up and the 
comedy vastly improved. 
Fewer “mushy” scenes be- 
tween the Harts might also be 
advisable; the audience doesn't 
have to be assaulted by a 
half-dozen love scenes to get 
across the point that they love 
each other. Give the viewers a 
little credit for being able to 
pick up on the obvious without 
repeatedly spelling it out. 

Whether Jonathan and Jenni* 
fer succeed in the ratings game 
depends on how good their 
opposition is. The other two 
shows are also new — NBC's “A 
Man Called Sloane” starring 
Robert Conrad as an American 
James Bond, and CBS 1 "Paris” 
starring James Earl Jones as a 
Los Angeles police detective 
captain It could be anyone's 
game. If “Hart to Hart” 
succeeds it'll probably be on the 
strength of Wagner's and 
Powers' performances. If, on 
the other hand, they fait to make 
the cut, they have a scapegoat 
already — the scriptwriters. 


Muppets not just for kids 


By Ruth Stout 

What's good for television 
isn't always good for the 
movies. Often someone will see 
someone or something that has 
really caught on with the 
television audience and attempt 
to capitalize on it by trying to 
make it palatable to viewers of 
big-screen entertainment. 

Happily, “The Muppet 
Movie” has endured the risky 
venture into films and is sure to 
please the large worldwide 
Muppet following as well as 
those who are unfamiliar with 
these characters created from 
the imagination of Jim Henson. 

BY THE BRILLIANCE of the 
people behind the Muppets, a 
situation has been created in 
which all the humans in the film 
seem different and out of place. 
It's the Muppets that appear 
normal. 

Kermit, Muppetmaniacs’ 
favorite frog, is just your 
average banjo-picking, swamp- 
dwelling amphibian when he is 
discovered by a Hollywood 
agent fDom DeLuiseh The 
agent shows Kermit an ad in 
“Variety” for World Wide 
Studios announcing auditions 
for "frogs wishing to become 
rich and famous," and Kermit 
ts off to pursue his dream. 

His trip to Hollywood brings 
him together with the familiar 
Muppet characters: Fozzie 
Bear, whom he attempts to aid 
in a barroom brawl in the El 
Sleezo Cafe; local beauty queen 
Miss Piggy, who knows her 
Prince Charming when she sees 


him, even though he really is a 
frog; Camilla, the chicken; the 
Great Gonzo, “plumbing 
artiste;” Dr. Bunson Honeydew 
and his assistant, Beaker: and 
that colorful rock group. Dr. 
Teeth and the Electric May- 
hem, comprised of Dr. Teeth, 
Animal. Zoot, Floyd Pepper, 
and Janice. 

THEIR TRIP to the dream 
factory is fraught with dangers 
including a sarcastic waiter 
{Steve Martin), a not-so-squa re- 
deal used-ear salesman (Milton 
BerleL and a German scientist 
(Mel Brooks) who would dearly 
love to perform an “electronic 
cerebrectomy” on Kermit and 
"turn his brains into guaea- 
mole.” 

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But the greatest peril comes 
from Doc Hopper (Charles 
Durning) and his assistant. Max 
(Austin Pendleton), Hopper, 
owner of a chain of french fried 
frogs' legs restaurants, would 
rather see Kermit as a frog 
burger than Jet him get away. 

What makes this film a 
success is the fact that it isn't a 
lengthy version of the Muppets' 
television show. The movie is 
biographical in nature, as we 
find out from Kermit himself. 

“UNCLE KERMIT, is this the 
story of how the Muppets really 
got started?” Hermit's young 
nephew, Robin, asked. 

"Well,” Kermit said, "it's 
sort of approximately how it 
happened.” 

Jerry Juhl and Jack Bums’ 


screenplay is written on several 
levels, making the movie enjoy- 
able for adults as well as 
children. The personality of 
each character is expanded 
beyond what is known of them 
from the television show. 

PAL L WILLIAMS and Kenny 
Ascher are responsible for the 
musical score which, in a few 
spots, is slightly less than 
adequate. Much of the time, 
however, it gets the point across 
in a frequently delightful, some- 
times magical, way. 

A gathering of stars in cameo 
roles adds the element of 
surprise that can only be 
obtained by observing Steve 
Martin's style as he samples 
Kermit ’s selection of wine for a 
romantic dinner, or hearing 
Richard Pryor talk Gonzo into 
buying more than one balloon 
for Camilla. 

But, clearly, "The Muppet 
Movie" belongs to the Muppets 
themselves; they're the undis- 
puted stars. It brings back to the 
screen the inside jokes and 
running gags that make this 
film reminiscent of the purely 
entertaining comedy that 
seemed to be lost forever with 
the Bob Hope -Bing Crosby 
“Road’' pictures. 

UNLIKE MOST FILMS, this 
is one that isn't really finished 
until all the credits have rolled 
past. But.even then, it isn't the 
end because the Muppets con- 
tinue to work their magic on 
television and in the hearts of 
millions of fans all over the 
world. 


Summer movies 
flopped or soared 

Ry Ellen Davis 


Summer is almost certainly 
the favorite season for movie 
studios. Kids are out of school 
and on the prowl for something 
to do. If a movie’s really good, 
there’s no telling how many 
times they'll go back to see it 
again — and again. This past 
summer the studios released 
numerous films. Some flopped 
at the box office while others 
soared. Some hit summer 
movies are still playing in town 
and others are destined to 
return before too long, 

“Rocky II” was one of the 
great hits of the summer. 
Sylvester Stallone not only 
starred in the film, he also 
wrote and directed it. In his 
second movie about Rocky 
Balboa, the lowly street punk 
given a shot at the world boxing 
championship, Rocky gets 
another chance. The titles of 
some music from the sound- 
track like “Redemption” and 
“Conquest” give away the end 
of the film, but, even when 
you're sure he's going to win in 
the end, you still worry. 

STALLONE AND TALI A 
SHIRE, as Rocky's bride, 
Adrian, head a great cast gi ving 
sensational performances. 
Especially good is the fight 
scene between Rocky and 
champion Apollo Creed {Carl 
Weathers). The audience stays 
on the edge of their seats 
cheering until the last moment 
of Uie movie. "Rocky HI” is 
already scheduled to be made. 
If Stallone maintains the fine 
quality, we may even have a 
fourth film. 

Another box office hit was 
"The Main Event,” starring 
Barbra Streisand and Ryan 
O'Neal, It was a success 
moneywise but most critics cut 
it down badly as having too 
much unrestrained Streisand. 

Streisand portrays a well- 
known and successful perfume 
manufacturer whose lawyer 
runs off with all her money. The 
only asset she has left is a 
contract on a broken-down 
boxer (O'Neal). She puts him 
back into the ring and they are 
beginning to do very well. The 
inevitable happens when they 
fall in love. The movie lias many 
highlights and some really good 
comedy. It is not, however, one 
of Streisand's better movies. 
The theme song which she sings 
is excellent ; currently the song 
is climbing into the Top 10 pop 
singles chart, O'Neal is simply 
perfect in his role. And he gets 
up from a prat-fall with such 
dignity. 

M60NRAKER*\ THE 
LATEST JAMES BOND 


MOVIE, was also a hit. It was 
praised for its lavish sets and 
special effects; also, it marked 
Roger Moore's best and most 
relaxed performance as 007, 
Lois Chiles was more than 
adequate as a CIA agent-NASA 
scientist assisting and compli- 
cating Bond’s investigation of 
the disappearance of the Moon- 
raker shuttle which, made by 
Drax’s Enterprises, was on loan 
to the British from the United 
States. Corinne Clery was 
surprisingly effective as one of 
Drax's employees who falls in 
love with and helps Bond, an 
action resulting in her death. 
The Venice and Rio de Janeiro 
locations were visually delight- 
ful, And Jaws (Richard Kiel) 
returns to hunt Bond . , . and 
falls in Jove with a short blonde, 

A real bomb was “Lost and 
Found.” A romantic comedy in 
theory, this was the disaster 
film of the summer. Glenda 
Jackson and George Segal were 
reteamed for the first time since 
"A Touch of Class" and totally 
wasted in a comedy about a 
widower and a divorcee meet- 
ing by mishap and eventually 
marrying. Returning to the 
college where he's a professor, 
they get stuck in a big to-do over 
only one place with tenure being 
available. The movie was an 
awful mess with even a lousy 
ending. 

Another box office failure was 
"Hanover Street/* a love story 
between an American pilot 
stationed in London and a 
married British nurse in 1941, 
Harrison Ford and Lesley-Anne 
Down gave fine performances 
in a movie that simply didn't 
attract a young audience. The 
sets and costumes were 
amazingly authentic-looking. 
The soundtrack was romantic- 
ally sad with lots of violins. It 
just never made it off the 
ground. 

These are just a few of the 
major summer releases, A 
major re-re-release is "Star 
Wars.” Of course, it's the same 
fantastic movie about a young 
boy, a rebellious princess- 
senator, and a mercenary space 
pilot caught up in an epic battle 
against the evil Empire and its 
sinister agent Darth Vader. An 
additional bonus is a short 
preview of the sequel "The 
Empire Strikes Back” which is 
due next summer. One has to sit 
through the ten-minute long 
credits at the end of the film to 
see this preview, but it's well 
worth it. Seeing this makes one 
anxious for next summer and its 
movies. 


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Eta Omega chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha announces a visit from 
Field Secretary Mary MyracleSept, 1*4. AH members, especially 
officers, are encouraged to meet with her. 

A barbecue will be held at Nancy Griswold's house Sunday. 
The chapter’s new pledges are invited to attend and get 
acquainted with their sisters. 

The chapter congratulates Zeta Ellen Davis on receiving the 
Zeta Tau Alpha Foundation’s Shirley Kreasan Strout Memorial 
Scholastic Grant. 

Welcome home to the Zetas who spent part of summer vacation 
abroad: La verne Simoneaux, Great Britain; Jeanette 
Robieheaux. Rome; Nancy Griswold. Paris; and Margie Hodges. 
Angers. France, 


PHI DELTA THETA 

Louisiana Delta chapter of Phi Delta Theta was visited by P 
Glen Smith, chapter consultant. Aug. 29-31. Smith met with of- 
ficers and advised members on fraternal matters. 


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Loggins 

talented 
soloist ( 

By Kim Purdy \ 

Kenny Loggins is a familiar ' 
name — but not by itself. 

It is more familiar in the 
context of Loggins and Messina 
and “Your Mama Don’t Dance 
and Your Daddy Don’t Rock ’n’ 
Roll.” 

BUT IN 19T7 LOGGINS came 
out with “Celebrate Me Home,” 
and his talents as a songwriter 
and singer were brought to 
light. 

There is only one problem 
with “Celebrate Me Home.” No 
one in Shreveport seems to 

Mbum review 

know anything about it. Stan's 
and Musicland had never heard 
of it. Sooto Records finally came 
through with some copies. 

There are several songs on 
the album that should not be 
overlooked when measuring 
excellent lyrical and musical 
qualities of a composition. 

THE TITLE CUT, "Celebrate 
Me Home," is a slow downbeat 
tune that might seem depres- 
sing if anyone else were singing 
it. But the smooth resonant 
qualities of Loggins 1 voice make 
the song simply fantastic. The 
storyline is good. The singing 
makes it excellent. 

"1 Believe in Love" is perhaps 
more familiar. Streisand did a 
wonderful job with the song in 
"A Star is Born." Loggins does 
a better job with it on 
"Celebrate Me Home." 

4 Tve Got the Melody" is yet 
another tune that would compel 
any listener to buy his own copy 
of the album. It is one of the few 
upbeat songs on the album; it 
displays Loggins 1 versatility as 
a singer. 

"ENTER MV DREAM" 
seems to be a favorite of 
Loggins 1 fans. The song starts 
very slow and moves gradually 
into an upbeat, dreamlike 
quality of echoes and reverbera- 
tions. 

As far as popularity is 
concerned, ‘‘Celebrate Me 
Home” doesn't seem to have 
much going for it. But because 
there seems to be a definite lack 
of copies, the lack of popularity 
is understandable. 

Perhaps a little publicity can 
give "Celebrate Me Home" the 
attention it deserves. 

Symphony 

presents 

final summer 
concerts 

The Shreveport Symphony 
Orchestra, conducted by John 
Shenaut, presents its final 
summer pops concert Sept. 2 at 
Bicentennial Park in Bossier 
City and Sept. 3 ai Shreveport's 
Columbia Park. Both begin at 
7:30 p.m. Admission is free. 

Special performing guests are 
Brad Hair, the orchestra's 
concertmaster, who will play 
"Adagio for Violin" by Mozart, 
and the new male chorus, 
"Sound Explosion,” in an 
arrangement of Barbershop 
tunes 

THE PROGRAM will include 
music by American composers 
Aaron Copeland, "Fanfare for 
the Common Man," and Scott 
Joplin, "The Chrysanthemum 
Rag" and "The Cascades Rag " 
Selections from the musical 
"My Fair Lady" by Lerner and 
Loewe will also be performed. 
Also scheduled is an arrange- 
ment of "Big Band Sounds" by 
Woody Herman, 


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Foreign students find variety in America 


By Barbara Wittman 

American high schools are 
easier than foreign schools, 
but . . , Americans have more 
opportunity, more variety and 
more advantages in fields of 
study, according to foreign 
students studying at LSUS. 

Foreign students at LSUS 
represent 2 £ different countries. 
Reasons for coming to Shreve- 
port vary almost as much as the 
countries do. "Love" brought 
one student to Shreveport and 
resettlement from Vietnam 
brought several. Some students 
came to the states as children. A 
few are here to study and then 
return to their country. 

EVEN THOUGH THERE 
ARE more advantages here for 
college students, education is 
taken more seriously in other 
countries. Students on foreign 
campuses realize the advan- 
tages an education can give 
them. 

Han Van Tran and Phan 
Thnet came to Shreveport from 
Vietnam, Tran moved here 
three and a half years ago with 
his family; Thnet's family first 
moved to Columbus, Ohio, and 
then to Shreveport. Both agreed 
high school here was much 
easier. 

Tran completed the tenth 
grade in Saigon, but repeated it 
again because he needed to 
improve his English. "High 
school in Shreveport is easier. 
You need only 20 credits and you 
have a choice of subjects. " Tran 
said that in Vietnam schools are 
private. "Public high school is 
only for those who can pass an 
entrance exam.” Also, you 
cannot pass to the next grade 
until you pass an exam, he said. 

"CO-EDUCATION BEGINS 
in the llth grade. Vietnamese 
schools run in two sessions — 
7:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 2 to S p.m. 
Each day a different subject is 
studied, but that subject in- 
cludes everything in the field," 
Tran said. Math includes geom- 
etry and trigonometry. History 
and geography are studied 
together, and physics and 
chemistry are combined. 

Thnet finished the ninth grade 
in Vietnam and skipped the 
tenth at Byrd High School. She 
said all students studied English 
in Vietnam, but "I still have 
trouble with English. It is very 
hard to understand and take 
notes in class." 

The older generation in Viet- 
nam speak French, not English, 
Tran said, since Vietnam was 
part of French Indochina until 
1954 The younger generation, 
not having been exposed to the 
French, speak English. 

TRAN IS IN THE GENERAL 
studies program now, but is 
thinking of pre-med or engineer- 
ing, if “I can get through 
English 115," he said, "LSUS is 
harder than the American high 
school. I must study to pass." 
Tran’s courses include calculus, 


chemistry, French and English. 
He spends a lot of time in the 
writing lab, 

Ken Shimizu is from Nagoya, 
the third largest city in Japan. 
He moved to Los Angeles six 
years ago and attended the 
community adult school for 
foreign students. He graduated 
from high school and college in 
Japan, and again graduated 
from high school in Los Angeles. 

After Shimizu graduated from 
the community school, he came 
to Shreveport to attend Bossier 
Community College and trans- 
ferred to LSUS three years ago. 

SHIMIZU'S JAPANESE 
DEGREE is in industrial phys 
ics. He is studying biology in the 
general study program. "If I 
had the same amount or 
knowledge in English, 1 could 
handle the courses here. I keep 
trying," he said. 

High school in Japan is 
similar to Vietnam, in that one 
must pass an exam to attend the 
public high school. "Nine out of 
ten public high schools are 
harder than the private schools. 
Three students try for each one 
who passes," Shimizu said. 
“You must decide what you 
want to study and you can’t 
change." 

In junior high Shimizu took 
English. *T could write and read 
a little English, but 1 could not 
speak it. The private high 
schools hired British and Amer- 
ican teachers," he said. "I 
taught English grammar in 
Japan." Writing English is still 
Shimizu's biggest problem. 
"Putting English words in the 
right order is still hard, I have 
also forgotten how to write in 
Japanese," 

PUBLIC TELEVISION in 
Japan teaches many different 
languages. Much money is 
spent on education, and all 
students have the same oppor- 
tunity, Shimizu said, 

Japan wants to keep Us 
culture, so they do not allow 


many outsiders, “We do have 
Japanese Indians, though, like 
your American Indian." They 
are Ainu, original inhabitants of 
Japan. They live in isolated 
villages with chiefs, and follow 
their ancestors 1 way of life. 

Henry Ho, from Burma, has 
been in Shreveort one year. He 
moved from New York with his 
family. He is in the general 
studies program majoring in 
business. "I have trouble with 
English 105 and spend time in 
the writing lab," 

MARIKA LESIW AND Vic- 
toria Badugu do not have 
problems with English. Lesiw 
speaks French, Dutch and 
English. She came to the United 
States with CODOF1L to teach 
French in a Minden grade 
school. When asked if she Iiad 
trouble with English, she said. 
"No, 1 taught English and Dutch 
in Belgium before coming to 
Shreveport." Lesiw decided to 
stay in America to get a degree 
in Spanish. 

Victoria Badugu comes from 
India. India has eight major 
languages, but English is the 
most important. Badugu has a 
masters degree in English from 
India and a masters degree 
from Northwestern. She is 
certified as an English teacher 
in Louisiana for junior and 
senior high schools. She is 
working toward a special educa- 
tion degree at LSUS. 

Being from a country with 
many languages, Badugu says 
she can understand the prob- 
lems foreign students have with 
English. She teaches English to 
foreign students ai the adult 
center, 

IN INDIA. BADUGU 
SAID, students go to school four 
years straight, no semesters. 
"Students also do not hold 
part-time jobs. If you go to 
college, you are a full-time 
student.” It takes two more 
years to receive a masters 
degree and one more year at a 


teacher’s college for certifica- 
tion. 

Education is very important 
in India- "Most students believe 
that education is the key to 
success. Everyone studies 
seriously for a degree. Their 
goal is the degree," she said. 
Also, women have equal oppor- 
tunity to all jobs, If a woman 
has better grades, she will get 
the job. There is no discrimina- 
tion because of sex. 

THE OFFICIAL LANGUAGE 
OF INDIA is English, The 
government is tring to make 
Hindi the national language. 
"Unlike other foreign students, 
students from India do not have 
trouble with English. They must 
study three languages in school 
— English, Hindi and a regional 
language." 

Genevieve Alba is from 
Amberl. France. She moved to 
Shreveport when her husband 
was accepted at the medical 
school. She speaks Spanish, 
French and English. She said 
American schools do not let 
children use their imagination, 
American schools give the 
children everything in black 
and white. 

“Europe gives you a good 
start on how to study, but does 
not have modem technology," 
AJba said. In Spain, after her 
husband finished medical 
school, there were no good 
programs, "Here it's a dream," 
she said. 

Everyone in France must 
have a second language after 
the age of 10. English is the first 
choice for most, then Spanish. 
"I took English for nine years 
but can't speak it well, because 
it was taught by a Frenchman 
who could only teach the 
reading part,” Alba said. “I 
want to teach French, but I need 
a degree in French, even though 
I come from Framjer:" 



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Poetry contests 


International Publications is sponsoring a 
National College Poetry Contest which is open to 
ail college students who would like to have their 
poetry anthologized. 

The deadline is October 3L All entries must be 
original and unpublished. The entries must be 
typed* double-spaced and on one side of the page 
only with the student's name* address and college 
on each entry. 

There is an entry fee of one dollar for the first 
poem and 50 cents for each additional poem. It is 
requested that each entrant should submit no 
more than 10 poems and they should not exceed 14 
lines in length. 

Each poem must have a separate title (avoid 
“untitled 11 ). Foreign language poems and small 
black and white illustrations are welcome. 

Entries must be sent to: International 

Publications* P.O. Box 44927* Los Angeles* CA 
90044. 


Horner’s art 


David Horner, assistant professor of art* will 
have his work shown with that of Clyde Connell* 
Jerry Slack and Marvin White of the Great Gator 
Group of Louisiana in the Lawndale Annex at the 
University of Houston on August 31-5eptember 2L 

NTE tests set 

Test dates for the National Teacher 
Examinations have been announced by the 
Educational Testing Service. The tests will be 
given November 10* 1979* February 16* 1900 and 
July 19* 1980 at test centers throughout the 
country* 

On each full day of testing* registrants may take 
the Common Examinations, which measure their 
professional preparation and general educational 
background, and or an Area Examination that 
measures their mastery of the subject they expect 
to teach. 

A list of test centers as well as general in- 
formation can be obtained by writing to: National 
Teacher Examinations* Box 911* Educational 
Testing Service, Princeton* New Jersey 08541. 

Program Council 

As the spring semester came to an end last May, 
so did the traditional LSUS Student Activities 
Board. The SAB has been renamed the University 
Center Program Council in order to emphasize the 
fact that its various projects and activities are not 
strictly for the benefit of LSUS students. 

Ann McConnico, newly appoint ed president of 
the organization* explained* lk 'Student Activites 
Board' sounded like all of the activities were 
designed for the students only ; but several of the 
projects are planned for the community also* and 
most* if not all* will take place in the University 
Center.” 

This semester's activities include a full schedule 
of films* speakers, dances* concerts, entertainers* 
performing artists from local theatres and a 
drcus, One of the highlights in the next few 
months will be a political forum* which the 
Program Council is sponsoring jointly with the 
SGA, that will give all who are interested the 
opportunity to hear different gubernatorial 
candidates. 

Inquiries* suggestions or complaints concerning 
campus activities may be voiced to McConnico in 
the University Center, Hoorn 224. 

1 n ■- 111 l, miirg 


Campus briefs 


Biology Club 


Lamba Sigma Upsilon* the Biology Club* will 
hold a business meeting Thursday at noon. All old 
dub members are urged to attend along with 
anyone wishing to join. Upcoming trips and new 
projects will be discussed. For further in- 
formation contact Deborah Evans al 742-8658, 


Calendar 


Friday, August 31 


2 and 7:30 p.m. — "Jaws” University Center 
Theater. Rated PG. 


Monday, September 3 

Labor Day — School Closed 
Closed Sept. 9 because of power plant shut down 

Library schedule 

7:45 a.m. -9:30 p.m. Mon/Thurs. 

?:45a.m.-5:00p.m. Friday 
Closed Saturday 
2-5 p.m. Sunday 


Tabarlet honored 

Joey Tabarlet* a senior communications and 
pre law major at LSUS, took top team and in- 
dividual honors in a recent debate workshop for 
colleges and universities sponsored by 
Washington University in St. Louis* Mo, 

Tabarlet teamed with Steve Beckley of Idaho 
State to win the championship of the eight-round 
tournament, Tabarlet was also named the best 
speaker of the tournament and won the award for 
outstanding student contribution. 

A graduate of Southwood High School, Tabarlet 
is the son of Dr, and Mrs. B.E, Tabarlet of 2022 
Holly Oak Drive. He has been a member of the 
varsity debate squad for the past three years at 
LSUS, where he is also an honor student. 


Gymnastics class 


Joanie Johnson, a nationally rated gymnastic 
competition judge, will teach SPAR’s gymnastic 
classes at Querbes Gym this fall and winter. 
Registration will be held at the gym today from 2 
p.m. till 4:30 p.m. 

Classes will be divided into toddlers, ages 3-5; 
beginners ages 6-9 and 10 and over; and in- 
termediate, which will be for all ages. Classes will 
be $10 a month for one hour a week or $15 a month 
for two hours a week. 

Johnson has taught gymnastics for the past 
eight years. She has taught the SPARKS at SPAR 
and the team has risen to the level of major 
competition, 

For further information about classes contact 
SPAR / Ms. Johnson at 861-0949 or 221-1776. 


TV feature set 


“Vision Becomes Reality” is the title of a half- 
hour program featuring LSUS to be aired on 
Channel 6. 

Dr. Gary Brashier, vice-chancellor for 
Academic Affairs* said the program will be 
general, giving coverage to various aspects of 
LSUS* 

“The program will briefly cover the history of 
LSUS,” Dr. Brashier said, “but most of the show 
will cover the programs at LSUS* including the 
library* academic programs* faculty and student 
af faiis. 

The program will be narrated by eleven per- 
sons* nine faculty members and two students, Dr. 
Brashier said. Dr. Dalton Cloud* chairman of the 
department of communications* will serve as the 
principal narrator. 

The script for the program was written by Dr. 
Mary McBride, dean of the college of liberal arts. 

All the taping for the program has been com- 
pleted* but the air date has not been finalized. A 
tentative date has been announced for Saturday at 
6:30 p.m. on Channel 6* 


Tabarlet speaks 

Dr, Bobby Tabarlet* dean of education* will 
speak at a meeting of the Student Louisiana 
Association of Educators on September 7 at noon 
in the Caddo-Bossier room in the University 
Center. Education majors and SLAE members 
are urged to attend. 

Spectra staff 

The 1979-80 SPECTRA staff has been selected 
and approved by Dr. Mary McBride, The new staff 
is: Kim Purdy* editor; Roxanne Oliva* assistant 
editor; Nancy Davis, special projects director; 
Kay Law Layman* business manager; and Mike 
Oliva, special projects director. 

All contributions to SPECTRA must be sub- 
mitted by the end of the fall semester. Students 
and faculty members are urged to submit prose or 
poetry* including speeches and feature articles. 
Cash prizes of $25 will be awarded in each 
category. 

Contributions can be turned in at the SPECTRA 
office in Bronson Hall, Room 225. 


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Friday, August 31, 1979 — ALMAGEST — Page 7 


Story 

by 

Verne Foss 



Caspiana House 


Photos 

by 

Steve Dupree 

and 

Verne Foss 



LSUS: 

On the 
go--- 



Science Bldg. 





University Center 



Gymnasium Road Construction 


The days of a “cottonfield 
campus" are past. With con- 
struction underway for the 
Gymnasium and the Business 
Administration Building, facili- 
ties at LSUS have ringed the 
Mall, providing an urban atmos- 
phere for the University. 

The opening of the University 
Center at the end of the spring 
semester added to this dimen- 
sion as well, heralding a new 
facet of student life. 



Tasteful blending of building 
materials and architectural 
styles emphasize the youthful 
vigor of the campus and are 
indicative of the progressive 
aura that surrounds the school's 
reputation for quality educa- 
tion. 


Continued growth is essential 
for the livelihood of an institu- 
tion , . * and LSUS is keeping 
pace. 


Eiuainoss Administration site 


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Hawaiian trip judged success 


Menu 


Monday, Sept. 3 
Closed. 

Tuesday, Sepl. 4 
Roast beef, mashed potatoes, 
gravy, buttered corn, roll, 
medium drink - $2.29, 

Wednesday, Sept 5 
Lasagna, tossed salad, garlic 
toast, medium drink - $1.99. 

Thursday, Sept. 6 
Smothered steak, mashed 
potatoes, gravy, green beans, 
roll, medium drink - $2.19, 


Friday, Sept 7 

Baked pork chops, potatoes au 
gratia, English peas, roll, 
medium drink - $2.19, 


Classified 


By Deborah Evans 

Thirty-seven persons from 
LSUS experienced sunny days, 
friendly natives, blue skies, 
clear water and lots of excite- 
ment last summer on the 
SAB-sponsored trip to Hawaii . 

The group was comprised of 
LSUS students and faculty as 
well as some of their family and 
friends. Not ah were from the 
Shre veport-Bossier area ; seven 
were from other areas including 
Baton Rouge, New Orleans, 
Logansport, Rodessa and St. 
Charles, Mo. 

They left Shreveport on May 
29 and returned on June 6. 
Although they encountered a 
few problems, in retrospect 
everyone claimed to have had a 
wonderful time and most said 
they would enjoy a return visit. 

BECAUSE OF THE United 
Airlines strike the trip was 
nearly cancelled, but the pro- 
ject was salvaged when the 
group was booked on a Bra niff 
Airline flight. After flying Delta 
to Dallas the group suffered a 
major disappointment when 
their flight was delayed. They 
arrived in Dallas at 11 a.m, and 
were supposed to leave at I p.m. 
However, because of problems 
the flight did not depart until 
around 10 p.m. 

Then the flight was even 
further delayed by an un- 
expected stop in Los Angeles to 
pick up more passengers. They 
finally arrived in Honolulu 
around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday 
instead of 4 p.m. Tuesday as 
scheduled. 

After arriving at the airport in 
Honolulu the weary passengers 
had flower lets placed around 


their necks. On the bus heading 
to their hotel the tour guide 
wanted to make sure no one had 
been left out so he asked the 
group if everyone had gotten 
lePd, 

The next morning at a 9:00 
briefing with the travel agency 
representative everyone ap- 
peared tired but cheerful. 

ONCE IN HAWAII, the group 
had the option of either doing 
their own sight seeing or signing 
up for organized tours. The 
Hawaiian Holidays travel agen- 
cy had provided the LSUS tour 
group with an escort named Bob 
who helped the group members 
make reservations, rent cars 
and anything else. 

There were many things to 
see and experience in Hawaii, 
including beach picnics, glass 
bottom boat cruises, exotic 
shows, shopping sprees, Poly- 
nesian foods, Hawaiian discos 
and trips to the other islands. 

"Despite the fact that most 
people didn't know each other 
and were from varying age 
groups, everyone had a good 
lime,” Dr. Jimmie Smith, vice 
chancellor of Student Affairs 
and spokesman for the group, 
said. ”We had a really good 
group.” 

The majority of the group 
signed up to attend a Hawaiian 
luau. Unfortunately, because of 
the rain that evening, the 
entertainment portion of the 
luau was cancelled: however, 
the group was able to enjoy an 
authentic Polynesian dinner 
including raw fish, roast pig, 
mai tais, pineapples and coco- 
nut pudding. 

Dr, Robert Kalinsky, profes- 
sor of biology, and his wife were 


on the trip. Kalinsky said he 
en joyed the trip and would like 
to go back. "I wouldn't stay in 
Honolulu when I went back,” he 
said, because he preferred the 
other islands. Many members of 
the group visited some of the 
other islands such as Hawaii, 
Kauai and Maui in addition to 
Oahu where they stayed at the 
Waikiki Village Hotel. Many 
considered the other islands far 
more beautiful because they 
were not as commercialized. 

A FAVORITE SPOT of many 
tourists was the Polynesian 
Culture Center on the northern 
part of Oahu. The center is 
located near the Brigham 
Young University campus and 
is operated by The 
Church of Jesus Christ of 
Latter-Day Saints (Mormon). 
They have a parade of canoes in 
which there is a canoe represen- 
ting each of the Polynesian 
islands such as Fiji, Tahiti and 
Tonga. 

There are many exhibits and 
villages showing the lifestyles of 
the different Polynesian people. 
That evening a show entitled 
"An Invitation to Paradise” 
was presented. It featured 175 
native dancers, most of whom 
were students working their 
way through BYU-Hawaih 

Many group members also 
attended the beach picnic at 
Hanauma Bay where they were 
given a chance to try snorkel - 
ing. A local dive shop provided 
the equipment and some on-the- 
spot instruction. This enabled 
many to see the beautiful coral 
and abundant marine life up 
close. 

WHILE AT Hanauma Bay the 
group also visited a place known 


as the "toilet bowl.” It is a place 
in the rocks along the shore 
where the water rushes in and 
out of a large hole and looks to 
many people like a toilet bowl 
flushing. Many jumped in and 
stood about knee deep in water 
until the tide came in and filled 
the bowl until it was over their 
heads before it swiftly rushed 
out. 

One place that touched all 
who visited was Pearl Harbor. 
" Everyone should go to Pearl 
Harbor while in Hawaii” Dr. 
Smith said, "the people visiting 
the Arizona Memorial were so 
silent and there was such a 
feeling of reverence.” 

Yet another favorite activity 
of the group was frequenting the 
local discos. Most of the discos 
in Waikiki are open seven days 
a week until 4 a.m. Spatz, 
Valentinos and The Sting were 
some of the most popular. 

THE GROUP encountered a 
few problems on the trip such as 
a price increase with the change 
in Right plans, the long delay in 
Dallas, and one girl ran into 
problems because her suitcase 
was lost. When departing 
Hawaii a couple of girls were 
left in the Honolulu airport and 
had to take a later flight. 

Later in the summer Dr. 
Smith and his wife, Gwen, held 
a party for those who went on 
the trip. Everyone got together 
and viewed slides, exchanged 
stories and showed off their 
pictures. 

Everyone talked about all 
they had learned such as how to 
"hang loose” and let out a warm 
"Aloha”! It was an experience 
they won't soon forget. 


Room 

Room needed, Graduate student needs 
a room for fait semester. Anyone 
interested in a roommate, call John 
Baker, MB 1W- 


RMMrck 

Research volunteers desperately 
needed, fr you have difficulty s eying 
'‘ns" to unreasonable requests and 
would like to learn to be more 
assertive, please contact Joyce 
Benefield. Bronson 351, or call 9B7 382* 
event nqs. 


Needed 

College student needed: Child care 2 
hrs. per day. Mon. FrL, Across 
from LSUS. Call 797-1729 after 5. 


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