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

 - Class of 1982

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-1rw-t-atremit--at-,twistmimi zafifwga: lrwn.1::'ii.5ag.,i,,,r1 fmt:-,gtgg-Qaiwgamninuglrwzfr U11 lf-rw when-.eww :".a+4trwJJ--w:wn" Hart-rf::ibiza-nwimgawwiw-:..t+ga1wwreaiiv-Lwvivwwcii .1-J-fmt: mr 8 . A "iw--mutt -mi'-ftwin-1ziwwh','-wi1,vfalezw wcisuiaa-.frfwtnwr.+mymc,-can . Abilene Mayor Elbert Hall of the faculty and staf proclaimed Feb. 20, 1982, as Chancellor Stevens and R2 "William J. Teague Day," and on McGlothlin completed the ii that day Dr. William J. Teague auguration of the president, ar was inaugurated as the ninth Teague gave his inaugur. president of ACU and honored address. with ceremonies, receptions and a During the morning's festiviti luncheon. M A 8 8 PM 8 M if if 9 Teague wore his inaugural robe Even well-meaning graffitists celebrated the inauguration by decorating Teague's car with balloons, crepe paper and phrases written in shoe polish which read, "Just Coronated," "The Big Cheese,', and "Our Main Manf, Although Teague assumed the presi- dential duties on Aug. 27, 1981, when Dr. John C. Stevens retired as president to become chancellor, the official inaugura- tion ceremony was not until Lectureship weekend. Twelve years earlier Stevens also was inaugurated on Lectureship weekend. Teague attended four receptions on in- auguration day and spent the early part of the morning greeting 180 delegates from other universities and colleges, visiting with members of the Board of Trustees, and welcoming approximately 100 of his special guests. The guests included members of the Na- tional Development Council, the Board of Trustees, student body representatives and city administrators. Approximately 68,000 invitations to the inauguration were sent to alumni, parents and friends of the university, and about 2,750 more invitations went to colleges, universities and other societies. And with a crowd of approximately 2,500 to 3,000 people in Moody Coliseum, 36 Inauguration Ray McGlothlin Jr., chairman of the Board of Trustees, directed the inaugura- tion event which began at 10 a.m. One of the highlights of the ceremony was a reading by President Teague's son, Tom, of Dallas of some of his father's favorite biblical passages. The music, written specially for the event, was composed by faculty members of the ACU music department. The pro- cessional, "Fanfare and Celebration," was written by Dr. Sally Reid, associate pro- fessor of music and chairman of the department. The inaugural anthem, "The Spirit of Freedomf' was by Dr. M. L. Daniels, pro- fessor of music. The recessional, "Proces- sion of the Celebrants,', was composed by Ed George, associate professor of music and director of orchestra. Numerous members of the student body, as well as faculty, participated in the inauguration ceremony. Bart Castle, presi- dent of the Students' Association, brought greetings from the students to the new president, and Mark Pickle, president of the freshman class, gave the invocation. Dr. Tommy McCord, chairman of the chemistry department and of the Faculty Senate, welcomed the president on behalf which were given to him by the AC chapter of Alpha Chi, a national hon! society. The inaugural regalia consistedl the doctoral robe, hood and mortarboar Alpha Chi, in keeping with a traditi- begun in 1969 at the inauguration of U Stevens, purchased the regalia for Teagu T he focus of his inaugural address w the importance of Christian higher eduo tion in today's world. , "If the mission of education is to co quer ignorance," Teague said, "then t mission of Christian education is to supli purpose and motive for the conquestf' He said he believed ACU was living to the conquest but if ever the school g in to worldly influences, forsaking foundation the institution was establish on, just for survival's sake, "then let us 1 honorably," he said. Teague also said that the stude. should be concerned with making mo resolutions and not necessarily conformi to popular principal. Opposite page: President William Teague listens to a tribute fn Chancellor Stevens during the inaugu ceremony.

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