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

 - Class of 1982

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History APO fund hi torical marker ACU made history this year - in the iteral sense. Monday, Feb. 8, saw the unveiling of the iistorical marker placed on the ACU cam- nus by the Texas State Historical Commission. l And not surprisingly, the ACU history lepartment was instrumental in the place- nent of the marker. History professor lohn Robinson, a member of the Taylor Iounty Historical Commission, was one of he local commission members who work- :d to receive the designation rom the state agency. The marker, funded by the Alpha Phi Jmega fraternity organization, was placed in the west end of the campus in front of he Administration Building on Campus fourt, and read: "This school, formed to rrovide a Christian education for all grade evels, was founded in 1906 by A. B. Bar- for ACU 'his page: bottom left - History depart- tent facultyg bottom right - Sophomore 'ohn Bailey watches an audio-visual bout American history. Opposite page: ap left - Laura Jo Stewart, afreshman rt major, listens carefully to a history 2cture,' top right - Paul Pinson, a ophomore physical education major, fstens attentively to history professor Joe 7paulding's lecture on Western Civiliza- ion,' bottom '- After a U.S. history lec- ure, Dr. Benny Gallaway explains a istoric event to Mary Kay Roberts. ret, an early educator and preacher for the Texas Churches of Christ. It was first call- ed Childers Classical Institute in honor of Col. J .W. Childers, who deeded his homesite at North First and Victoria Streets for use as a campus. Early expan- sion of the institution began in 1912 with the 12-year presidency of Jesse P. Sewell. In 1920 it became Abilene Christian Col- lege and nine years later was moved to new facilities here. The present name was adopted in 1976." Robin Worsham, president of Alpha Phi Omega, was joined in the unveiling ceremony by another ACU historical figure of sorts - Chancellor John C. Stevens. Dr. Stevens, himself an ACU president for 12 years, unveiled other historical plans for the university. In the spring Dr. Stevens announced he planned to continue his interest in history and teach a class in that department in the fall semester of 1982. And while the department gained Stevens as a faculty member, it lost one, too. During the fall semester, Dr. Joe Spaulding announced his retirement effec- tive in May. Spaulding told reporters that after 18 years as a history professor he was "ready to retire and travel, read and preach." Other history professors followed pur- suits outside the classroom as Dr. Benny Gallaway spoke at the monthly Research RONT ROW - Beatrice Speck, Arlie Hoover. ROW 2 - Benny Gallaway, Joe Spaulding, James Burrow, Jhn Robinson. Colloquim in February. Gallaway's topic centered on "Some Grassroots Insights in- to the Civil War: The Paper of Private Soldiers," and was based on research Gallaway did for his book, The Ragged Rebel: A Common Soldier in Parsons' Texas Cavalry. Literary contributions also were made by Dr. Robinson, who published a book titled Living Hard: Southern Americans in the Great Depression. Dr. Beatrice Speck also said many faculty members of the department "read papers and chaired sessions at historical conferences." Student participation was also a part of the history department as Phi Alpha Theta, the international history honor society, inducted several new members. The club also served as hosts at a reception during Homecoming weekend for all former and present members of the cam- pus organization. Black History Month provided history department faculty and students the op- portunity for service, with a month of recognition of the achievements, problems, lifestyles and interests of ACU's black community. History professor Dr. Arlie Hoover and the Student's Association co-sponsored the series of events in February, which includ- ed panel discussions, a film on Martin Luther King and special presentations by notable blacks in the professional world. if .rr ' ., s. L 1 History 153

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