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

 - Class of 1983

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Liberal Fine Arts Historians making history Chancellor john C. Stevens was at the head of a class in ie history department, and Bea Speck stepped down from er position as chairman of the department at the end of the :ring semester to highlight the year for the history faculty. Stevens, who had been a history professor before he gan his work as an administrator with the university, had cided to return to the classroom when he was named iancellor in 1981. After one year of getting a feel for his ew job as chancellor, he made the move back into teaching, Jmething he said he had always loved. Dr. Stevens said one of the more difficult tasks in prepar- ig to teach his one course was in putting notes together gain. When he began his administrative work he had failed m keep notes from the classes he had been teaching, and the love back to the classroom necessitated putting those all rgether again. The administration began a search in the fall for a new lstory department head because Dr. Speck was approaching Er 65th birthday in the spring semester, University regula- ons required that department heads relinquish that position which he discussed the book. Hoover also wrote two articles for the Baker Diczionary of Theology. The articles were titled "Arguments for the Ex- istence of God" and "Apologetics" Hoover attended the Conference on Faith and History, an organization of Chris- tian historians, in November and read a paper titled "Marx- ism and the Family." Dr. Henry Speck III gave numerous presentations concer- ning Turkey, one of his specialities. In February he discussed "Turkey: The Forgotten Ally" with a group of Christian business leaders from the Dallas area. He also spoke that month to a group of history and political science teachers in the Abilene Independent School District on "The Middle East Today." In preparation for a 16-day tour of Turkey planned for june, Dr. Speck discussed "The Turquoise and Aegean Coasts: Crossroads of Civilization" in the Campus Center. - Kelly Tolron pon reaching age 65. Faculty members could, however, Jntinue teaching after age 65, and Dr. Speck planned to do rat. At the end of the spring semester, a new department iairman had not been selected. Dr. Thomas Olbricht, dean fthe College of Liberal and Fine Arts, had said earlier that was possible that one of the other history faculty members .ight be named acting chairman for the 1983-84 year. The history faculty was quite involved in publication of Doks and journal articles and in presentations to various 'oups. Dr. Arlie Hoover's book Don? You Believe It! was iblished during the fall semester by Moody Press of hicago. The book, subtitled Poking Holes in Faully Logic, as designed as an introduction to logical fallacies. Hoover id the idea for the book was conceived after an election far when he realized how many people fell prey to logical llacies. During the spring Hoover was featured on several radio the Moody Bible Institute during lk shows produced by at , 5? t 'L Q.-9 . E 7 -3. .Q A x ii -gc 5 Top: Henry Speck III gives a quiz at the beginning of a class. Bottom: Group picture. W.. 4 L -F LONT ROW: Beatrice Speck, Arlie Hoover. ROW 2: james Burrow, john C. Stevens, john Robinson, Benny allaway. C 2 5 D. .J O History f 323

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