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

 - Class of 1983

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Physics-Geology Top: Glenn Olah studies betore class tor a test. Bottom left: Group picture. Bottom right: Mike Sadler works out a problem tor his class. 344 f Physics-Geology Studying the extraordinar The addition of assistant professor David Talent to the faculty was one of the major highlights of the year for the physics-geology department. Also, Dr. Paul Schulze, chair- man of the department, received a 10-week NASA fellowship to study lunar samples. Dr. Talent came to ACU from Yerkes Observatory in Williams Bay, Wis. Before spending two years doing post- doctoral work there, Talent received his Ph.D. from Rice University in Houston. The addition of Talent, whose speciality was astronomy, to the physics department filled a hole in that area, said Schulze, "He has added a new dimension we've never had before," said Schulze. "He's actually an astronomer, doing research in astronomy and involving students in that research." The year also was highlighted by the department chair- man's invitation to attend a prestigious, intensive study at the johnson Space Center in Houston. Schulze was one of only 100 scientists across the nation who were accepted to spend 10 weeks researching ar analyzing lunar samples. The geology division had expanded its educational pr gram immensely since Dr. Charles Felix, head of the geoloi program, came to ACU two years ago. The department acquired a new building to house sever offices, a seminar room and three lab rooms last fall. Tl department also acquired some more advanced equipmer bringing ACU's geology program up to date, said Dr. Felix The geology division sponsored a geology club and w working through the Geology National Honor Society 1 obtain a chapter of the honor society at ACU. The pap work had to be completed before the chapter could be fc mally installed, however. During the spring semester the department acquired fossilized mammoth tusk found at an area gravel pit. Fel said the tusk, probably from an ice-age mammal that live 8,000 to 10,000 years ago, was about six feet long ar weighed about 50 pounds. - Kelh Tolfon and Elire Smith FRONT ROW: Mike Sadler, Paul Schulze, ROW Z: David Talent, Paul Morris. NOT SHOWN: Hughbert Collier, Charles Felix,-john Spivey. 9 are fi 5, a

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