Abilene Christian College - Prickly Pear Yearbook (Abilene, TX)

 - Class of 1982

Page 151 of 424


Abilene Christian College - Prickly Pear Yearbook (Abilene, TX) online yearbook collection, 1982 Edition, Page 151
Page 151

Text from page 151:

Search for Classmates, Friends, and Family in one
of the Largest Collections of Online Yearbooks!

Your membership with E-Yearbook.com provides these benefits:
  • Instant Access to Millions of Yearbook Pictures Online
  • Full Access to High-Resolution, Full-Color Images
  • Search, Browse, Read, and Print Yearbook Pages
  • Access College, High School, and Military Yearbooks
  • Support the Schools in our Program by Subscribing

p nglish ulitzer winner vi its ACU "Miss Gwendolyn Brooks made a lot of ipples in the communityf' said Dr. Chris Villerton, English professor, about the 'ulitzer Prize winner and Chicago poet aureate who came to ACU. Bringing Miss Brooks to ACU in Jovember was the English department's tiggest project. Her visit attracted approx- mately 300 people. Willerton attributed the large audience o Miss Brooks' ability to create interest in variety of people. Because she's a black roman and an accomplished writer, she ttracted women's organizations, the JAACP, aspiring and accomplished lriters and all poetry lovers, he said. "Many just came to see what a Pulitzer 'rize winner looked 1ike,', said Willerton, miling. And to those who came, the energetic 14-year-old was no disappointment. Brooks, the first Pulitzer Prize recipient o come to ACU in several years, made a tositive impression on everyone, especially he students, said Willerton. Her interest in students was ,emonstrated when she took an ACU stu- .ent's manuscript with her to read and ritique in her room before leaving xbilene. Everyone can identify with the subject natter of her work, Willerton said. "Her vriting crosses racial boundries. It deals vith the common problems of life. She is ,ble to make sense of things that don't nake sense? Brooks was a recipient of a Pulitzer Prize for her poetry book Annie Allen, numerous awards for creative writing, two Guggenheim fellowships and 40 honorary doctoral degrees. The funding for the Brooks, visit came from three groups: the Students' Associa- tion, the Cullen Foundation and the Abilene Cultural Affairs Council. That particular combination of grants had never been used by the English depart- ment in a joint effort toward one project, said Willerton. The funding procedure worked well because it served the many different in- terests of the funding groups as well as the community, he said. Besides bringing Brooks to ACU, another first for the English department was a new creative writing course. ,The course was called Topics in Writing. Willerton taught the class which focused on poetry and fiction writing for advanced writers. Another course offered by the English department was a tour and study of Lon- don, England. The three-week tour, part of Maymester, was a three-hour course taught by Preston Harper, professor of English. Students studied literature and culture at Richmond College in London where they lived during their stay. The English Club, a student organiza- tion, published its annual literary magazine, the Pickwicker, in April. The Pickwicker included stories, poems, essays, photographs and art work by students. Sigma Tau Delta, the English honor .Sf organization, sponsored the Rhetta Scott Garrett creative writing contest in February. This contest consisted of entries in the divisions of poetry, short stories and essays. Two English faculty members, Dr. David Williams, associate professor, and Dr. Dale Priest, assistant professor, were selected in November as officers of special sessions for the fall 1982 meeting of the South Central Modern Language Association. Williams also was appointed as a regional judge for the 1981 National Council of Teachers of English Achieve- ment Awards in Writing Program. The council recommends high school seniors to colleges and universities for admission and financial aid based on performance in competition. This page: left- George Walton responds to a comment by a student,' right - Robert King and Paul Colby prepare to leave a Monday night class. Opposite page: top left - Dale Priest sorts through mail in his officeg top right - After creative writing class, Chris Willerton and Gordon Johnson discuss poetry,' bottom right - The English department facultyp bottom left - Clinton Hurley works on a computer program. Hurley introduced computer technology to the department: middle left - After a writing class, Matt Minson waits for a friend. English

1985 Edition, online yearbooks, online annuals 1970 Edition, online yearbooks, online annuals 1972 Edition, online yearbooks, online annuals 1965 Edition, online yearbooks, online annuals 1983 Edition, online yearbooks, online annuals 1983 Edition, online yearbooks, online annuals
1981 Edition, online yearbooks, online annuals 1976 Edition, online yearbooks, online annuals 1976 Edition, online yearbooks, online annuals 1976 Edition, online yearbooks, online annuals 1981 Edition, online yearbooks, online annuals 1983 Edition, online yearbooks, online annuals
Are you trying to find old school friends, old classmates, fellow servicemen or shipmates? Do you want to see past girlfriends or boyfriends? Relive homecoming, prom, graduation, and other moments on campus captured in yearbook pictures. Revisit your fraternity or sorority and see familiar places. See members of old school clubs and relive old times. Start your search today! Looking for old family members and relatives? Do you want to find pictures of parents or grandparents when they were in school? Want to find out what hairstyle was popular in the 1920s? E-Yearbook.com has a wealth of genealogy information spanning over a century for many schools with full text search. Use our online Genealogy Resource to uncover history quickly! Are you planning a reunion and need help? E-Yearbook.com can help you with scanning and providing access to yearbook images for promotional materials and activities. We can provide you with an electronic version of your yearbook that can assist you with reunion planning. E-Yearbook.com will also publish the yearbook images online for people to share and enjoy.