Northwestern State University - Potpourri Yearbook (Natchitoches, LA)

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I » ),r I •JtJ - . ■ • - ((f) -. , ... tic name ' s the same Student Life 64 Grits Gresham, a local resident, beer commercial personality, magazine edi- tor, newspaper columnist, and conser- vationist speaks to students about early career struggles. Home run King Hank Aaron attends the Louisiana Sportswriters Hall of Fame dinner in the student union. Aar- on, currently coaching for the Atlanta Braves, helps induct Ralph Garr into the Hall of Fame. (photos by Peter Minder) Academics Top policy makers Governor Edwin Edwards and NSU President Joseph Orze communicate during the year about the system of supervision that NSU will employ. Public forums were held and much debate both pro and con has been aired concerning the govern- ing board for our University. Meanwhile, classroom professors like Nolan Bailey carry on with interesting instruction as usual. Bailey discusses the difference between an f stop and shutter speed during a Journalism Day photography session. NSU students and high school students from through- out the state participte in this special Language Arts Department program, (top photo: Potpourri; bottom photo: Peter Minder) Organizations 114 Shirley Chisholm discusses some of the behind the scenes political theories that formulate our national policies. The former congress- woman and vice presidential candidate spoke as part of the Distin- guished Lecture Series. Decorating the student union is one of the most colorful projects undertaken by campus organizations. Our Christmas spirit is exhibit- ed early in December and culminates our fall semester activities, (left photo: Sheila F. Thomas; top photo: Peter Minder) Sports 160 Although a dismal season was in store for our Gulf Star Conference Demons, the spirit and personal development that took place was enrich- ing. (photo by Don Sepulvado) OtxL tdc Uah-A -» titi 6 hJt N ltMI C4tcvh ' t }c Wi AjC yX if UttcJfcUxJU I . n Opening 64 Academics g Craig Scott, editor Student Life John Ramsey, editor Organizations 1 1 A Sfpi p Hnrtnn editor -A- -A- M. 1 n Sports 1UU Jeff Thompsc Thompson, editor Greeks nnn John Ramsey, editor -£ J£ 234 Individuals Sheila Thomas, editor Community OQ ) 310 Index Peter Minder Adviser i ; ..■■■.• Only the name ' s the same Sometimes you just don ' t get it right the first time, or so the story goes. And when you don ' t, you try, try again. Such was the case for the theme selection for the 1986 Potpourri. When the the staff was first selected in April, a theme of In Pursuit of Excellence, modeled after the game, Trivial Pursuit, was chosen. A couple of weeks later the staff had changed its mind. " We began to think it would be too dated, and would be even more so after the book came out, " says Editor Sheila Thomas as she looks back on that theme. And so the editors ruminated, speculated, and brainstormed for about a week until a Letters to home theme was adopted. In each section, sample letters to Mom and Dad would be included in conjunction with box- ed graphics, and artwork of the university post office. As was the case before, the theme quick- ly grew old, and a new search began . . . The Potpourri ' s neighbor in Kyser Hall the student newspaper, Current Sauce, had planned a public relations campaign with the theme Only the name ' s the same, signi- fying the complete turnaround of the newspaper. Editor Craig Scott felt that this theme would be perfect for the completely changed yearbook. Our particular operation had certainly completed a major turnaround and the whole university was facing a possible shift in governing boards from the state. After a bit of negotiating with the newspaper staff, the Potpourri had its theme. Only the name ' s the same explains this 1986 yearbook perfectly. Near- ly everything has changed from one year ago. An Academics section was incorporated in the book for the first time this year. Deans, their colleges, and academic programs have been covered like never before. Our Student Life section highlights a history of the year that is recorded in jour- nalistically sound and accurate copy. Organizations highlights the ac- complishments of our groups during this year. Coverage of Sports is balanced and represents the wide spectrum of involvement that coexists at the university. Mug shots have been eliminated from the Greeks section and replaced with action photos that present a well-rounded vision of our fraternities and sororities. Individuals utilizes an appealing design technique that allows for quick, easy reference and highlights featured personalities. For the first time, a Community section has been added to give our readers an over- view of our particular environment. Each section is also slightly different from the others, from folio tabs (page numbers and identifications) to typestyles. This was done so each section could have its own personality. In addition, " We ' re trying to give everyone equal coverage, and to cover what they did. and who they are, " says Editor John Ramsey. All section editors are journalism majors, or minors, which should help this yearbook to be more interesting to the student body. An all new staff, a newpuMsher(Jostens) and a redecorated staff office are other changes for the yearbook. So, before you scream " but that ' s not how they did It last year! " Please remember that it ' s quite intentional. And remember, Only the name ' s the samel Natchitoches state representative Jimmy Long, Louisiana governor Edwin Edwards, and local state senator Don Kelly discuss the future of Northwestern, which is the major industry in the Natchitoches trade area. Edwards ordered the study into the feasibility of transferring the University to the LSU system. Board of Regents member John Thistlewaite and William Arceneaux, com- missioner of higher education, appear somewhat bored at the September public hearing concern- ing the NSU-LSU question. Regent Frank Pruitt responds to a student ' s question at the public forum. While many ques- tions were raised at the hearing, few answers were given. Just two weeks later, the Regents recommended the transfer to the LSU system. LSU-NSU transfer N J J k - 1 1 l V J £r - 1 I kS ml »J David and Goliath Edwards orders LSU system to study ' transfer ' of Northwestern The beginning of the end or a new beginning? That was a major question in the minds of Northwestern students, staff, and sup- porters as the Louisiana State University system studied the feasibility of absorbing NSU. In May, Governor Edwin Edwards ordered the state ' s Board of Regents to study the feasibility of the transfer of NSU governance from the Board of Trustees for State Colleges and Universities to LSU. Ed- wards gave the Regents until December 20 to report their findings to both him and the LSG system. The Regents had seen enough by late September, and promptly released their report, which stated that they could find " no legal, educational, or economic im- pediments " to transferring management. The LSU Board of Supervisors then began their lengthy research as to Nor- thwestern ' s potential role in the Louisiana State University system, the state ' s largest. Major reasons cited by Edwards and other state officials for his executive order concerning the transfer include: LSU has long sought the highly suc- cessful NSU College of Nursing in Shreveport. If Northwestern becomes an LSU-system school, then there could be greater cooperation between the two universities, area hospitals, and the LSU Medical Center. The A. A. Fredericks Center is considered one of the finest creative and performing arts centers in the country. NSU could become a highly attractive campus if a music conservatory or dramatic arts center were located in the building. LSU -Alexandria is a two-year institution which offers third and fourth year classes only because professors drive or fly the 120 miles each way from the Baton Rouge campus. If Northwestern were a part of the LSU system, then NSU professors could drive 60 miles each way. " It would be much more efficient from the point of view of the taxpayer, " said William Arceneaux, commissioner of higher education. Most members of the Northwestern community have adopted a " wait and see " attitude regarding the transfer. " Quite frankly, we need to know exact- ly what is going to take place, " said Kathy Cochran,, assistant professor of home economics, " before we can make any deci- sions. We can ' t get hot under the collar before we know anything. " Fraser Snowden, associate professor of philosophy, agrees. " ...I think the basic problem is that we just don ' t know, " he said. " What will we lose or gain? " " If this could give us strength, and inject new blood into the organism, then I ' m all for it. But if we are simply to become an appendage of LSU. ..then I would be con- cerned. " This attitude also exists in the Nat- chitoches community, where local senator Don Kelly is reserving comment. " At this point, I am not advocating NSU ' s becom- ing a part of the LSU system, nor am I defending NSU, " he said following a September public hearing held on campus by the Board of Regents. " Kelly com- mented that regardless of which board the University is under, there must be some curriculum changes. " NSU has got to expand into other areas except teacher education, " he said. " We ' ve got to have some programs at Nor- thwestern that are unique and no other in- stitution has. " The Regents report which recommend- ed the transfer also stated that no matter who runs NSU, they must deal with the in- stitution ' s fiscal uncertainties. The report said that NSU has been under four boards in it ' s 101 -year history, and that there is, therefore, " a precedent for transfer of governance as need or reason dictates. " " Need or reason, " in the eyes of the Regents, has arisen in the forms of economics, enrollment, and other statistics. Only 58 percent of NSU ' s 6,000 students attend class on the Natchitoches campus, and 51 percent of Northwestern students are part-time. Both figures are the highest in the state in their respective categories. NSU ' s 15:1 student-faculty ratio proves that the " faculty is clearly underutilized, " said the report. Also, the University spends only 51 percent of its budget on instruc- tion. This is the lowest of any Louisiana public institution. Only five of the ten dorms at NSU are occupied, and those five have a 57 percent occupancy rate. In order for NSU to become a part of a new system a constitutional amendment would be necessary, requiring a 2 3 vote of the state legislature. A large crowd of several hundred people packed the Recital Hall of the A. A. Fredericks Center for the Board of Regents ' hearing in September. NSU president Dr. Joseph Orze and several members of the Board spoke at the meeting. Photos by Gary Hardamon LSU NSC! transfer Professor Frank Presson takes time to answer a question after class from student Hahatunde Obayan. Academics at Northwestern is more than just studying a particular subject; teachers and students are striving for a more Academic life at many col- leges and universities around the country is an often ignored and unemphasized area. Never- theless, academics remains the backbone of our institutions and should be the main reason students choose a university. At Northwestern, academics has played an important role in the lives of students who spend much time devoted to their education. Dr. Ed Graham, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, says that " students should take a breadth of courses. " Core cur- riculum and more personal, in- depth student advising are em- ployed to try to give students a more well-rounded education. " We may never be a large in- stitution, " Graham said, " but we can certainly be an out- standing small institution. " Academics is highly empha- sized by Dr. Mildred Bailey, dean of the Graduate School. She says, " Give the proper amount of time, effort and seri- ousness to your studies ... it pays off! " " Northwestern ' s student population is excellent, " ac- cording to Dr. Bennie Barron, dean of the College of Basic Studies. Barron emphasizes that students should be sure they have a solid educational foundation to build on, spend time studying and " be willing to work ... " " We have redesigned and made strong points to insure that our students leave North- western as well-educated per- sons, " states Dr. Frederick Gies, dean of the College of Educa- tion and Behavioral Sciences. " Our program is a very good step in this education, " said Gies. The area of nursing was at one time not a commonly ac- cepted college subject, acording to Dr. Peggy Ledbetter, dean of the College of Nursing. But nursing at Northwestern has long been an asset to the aca- demic focus of the university. " NSU has a strong tradition of national visibility in nursing which is pretty exciting, " Dr. Ledbetter says. Often the academic side of college life is outside of the (leaning lab equipment, Paul liergcron spends much time with experiments in the microbiology lab. Only the name ' s the same classroom as much as inside. Dr. Barry Smiley, dean of the College of Business and Ap- plied Sciences, says that stu- dents should explore and " con- centrate on the basic preparato- ry areas in the university core. " Studying, writing papers, go- ing to class, working in the li- brary and reading chapters are all part of the academic life. Making education more well- rounded with diverse class of- ferings and many different col- leges and majors to choose from is what Northwestern is striv- ing to bring its students. Academics is not just the re- sult of years of college study, but rather the means and op- portunities by which students are educated. Students make good use of the library in preparing for classes, researching for presentations or writing papers. Jean Maricelli and Dr. Barry Smiley go over paperwork and make plans for the College of Business and Applied Sciences. Many students do last minute cramming in the hallways, like Lynn Kstes, checking over a map for geography. Craig Scott, editor Academics Programs in the College of Business and Applied Sciences are In High Demand Dr. Barry Smiley can be found most days in his office in the home economics building, carrying out his duties as dean of the College of Business and Applied Sciences. Or he can be found playing golf, coaching little league, or on the soccer field. " I have a great interest in soccer, " Dr. Smi- ley said, " because it is an excellent sport for youth. " Having played soccer for Duke University in North Carolina, Dr. Smiley now coaches soccer for young boys and girls in Natchi- toches. " The high physical activity of soccer makes it an excellent form of youth activity, " he continued. Dr. Smiley shares his expertise in soccer with Craig Orze. Jean Maricelli helps Dr. Smiley keep things orderly in the College of Business and Applied Sciences. L Dr. Smiley keeps busy with plans for his college, which includes majors in business, home economics and agriculture. Dean Smiley ' s interest in young people carries over into his educational career. His college encompasses all business related ma- jors, which have traditionally been the most popular. " Business, accounting and such are popu- lar disciplines and have been since the mid- 1960 ' s, " the dean remarked. " These majors are strong throughout the nation and are in high demand. Students are career oriented and this portion of our curriculum is highly desired. " Business however is not the only major a students can find in the College of Business and Applied Sciences. Majors include agricu- luture and animal science, computer infor- mation, home economics and industrial edu- cation and technology. As dean, Dr. Smiley usually " hears all the problems " which arise in the college but finds dealing with faculty and students " in- teresting. " " I find that working with the students and faculty is pleasant because we have accom- plished groups of both, " he said, " and are comparable to any university. " " Increasing financial resources " is high on Dr. Smiley ' s list for Northwestern. " We have the personnel, the curriculum, the structure, but we still need the resources. We need the opportunity to support our strengths. " " We could improve Northwestern by pro- viding a better set of foundation resources, " he continued, " to achieve the opportunities we are given. " Dr. Smiley emphasizes that students should " concentrate on the basic preparatory areas in the university core " and advises stu- dents not to " get uptight early about your major " but take a couple of semesters to get used to college life. " Explore, " Dr. Smiley concluded. " Be in- volved in the university more than just in the classroom. " " I find that working with the students and faculty is pleasant because we have accomplished groups of both and are comparable to any university. " Dr. Barry Smiley, dean of the College of Business and Applied Sciences Dr. Smiley reviews the annual report for his college. Dean Barry Smile For most students, selecting a field of study is A Major Decision Choosing a major is something that every college student must face at one time or another. And choosing a field of study in which to concentrate does not guarantee you won ' t change your mind. The average student changes his ma- jor several times during a college career and after graduation, some may find that they end up in fields that are not at all related to their majors. At Northwestern, Business Adminis- tration is by far the largest program, for many reasons. Accounting, Elementary Teaching and Physical Education are also popular, according to figures from Institutional Research for the fall se- mester. Changing majors or applying for admission to senior colleges is often a big part of registration, as worker Tim Jacobs finds. All freshmen enter Northwestern un- der the College of Basic Studies and are not actually counted as participants in their declared majors. Others simply don ' t declare a major, or major initially in General Studies, until they decide what they really want. After complet- ing several core requirements, students are then moved to their senior colleges. These requirements are the completion of the freshman English courses, six hours of math, Orientation 101 and a total of 26 credit hours. In the fall of 1985, Basic Studies served 2,965 students; Arts and Sci- ences, 193; Business and Applied Sci- ences, 411; Education and Behavioral Sciences, 269; and Nursing, 600. The Graduate School had 1,241 students but was down almost half in the spring with the phaseout of the Professional Im- provement Program for teachers. Nursing major Cammy McClary receive advice from Alice Mitchell, secretary to the dean. Computer Information Systems major Carlos Cockerham completes a program for one of his classes. 10 Majors Major Accounting Computer Information Business Admin. Office Admin. Agri-Business Agriculture, general Animal Science Plant Soil Science Pre-Veterinary Dietetics Interior Design Home Economics Electrical Tech. Industrial Mgt. Industrial Tech. No. of Students Pre-Engineering Art 68 Advertising Design 74 Photography 163 English 13 German 17 Journalism 4 Music, instrumental 5 Music, piano 1 Music, vocal 3 Music performance, 5 instrumental 3 Music performance, 11 piano 18 Music performance, 12 vocal 28 2 2 8 5 4 1 38 1 1 2 1 1 2 Music performance, theory composition Anthropology Economics Political Science Social Science History Social Work Sociology Speech Business Office Education Distributive Business Education Early Childhood Ed. Industrial Arts Ed. Vocational Home Economics Education Art Education English Education Music Ed., voice Music Ed., instrument Social Science Ed. Elementary Teaching Librarianship Biology Education Chemistry Education Math Education Physics Education Science Education Pre-Physical Therapy Physical Elementary Education Physical Education Physical Ed. Dance Recreation Special Education Speech and Hearing 1 2 4 21 6 10 19 10 1 9 4 12 3 7 3 14 5 5 13 83 2 3 1 5 1 1 9 1 50 5 3 9 7 Dr. Arthur Allen inspects trees with Jerry Smith, and microbiology students Dave Merrell, Anna Hill and Donald Mitchell. Dr. Pam Newman conducts a seminar class in marketing for graduate students working towards a master ' s degree in student personnel services. Participating are Lisa Dowden, Marjorie Mike, Judith Lott, Jack Huff and Jim McKellar. M KJort 1 1 Business administration has long been a popular field of study. And most business majors find, no matter what you try, you ' ll always get Back to Business No matter what field a person chooses to make his life ' s pursuit, they almost all link back to the business world. And this is precisely what draws so many students to major in business administration, or other business-related disciplines. Students have various other reasons for se- lecting business as their college major. " I decid- ed to be a business major becaue one day I ' ll have to run my family ' s business, " said Allen Hardin, a junior. " I hope to learn how to man- age a business well and make it grow and be prosperous. " Freshman Kim Moses feels that there are " more opportunities for business than anything else. The more I learn, the more enjoyable it is. I like to know what ' s going on — how it works, what goes in, and what comes out. " Ed Martin, senior accounting major, receives helps from one of the tutors who keeps hours in the accounting lab of the Business Administration building. Although business-related majors are the most popular, many students claim that the Business Administration building is the " crummiest on campus " and in vital need of renovation. 12 Business Enrol li Students Clay Mayeaux and Angela Cross catch up on homework before class starts. Tracy Fisher, a sophomore, says " I enjoy all the different aspects I get to learn. It ' s not the same thing over and over again. " " I want to learn how to sell to people and about business ethics. " Practicality and success are some reasons stu- dents choose the business world. " In business, you learn a lot more about how our economic system works, " commented Rachel Dupre, a freshman. " This is practical if you are going to live successfully in the real world. " " I love NSU ' s program simply because all the major business principles are stressed, " she said. " In business, you can learn each separate part well and then put them together as a whole. " Senior SuSu Williamson wants to " go out in the business world and work in the marketing field. " She says the most enjoyable part is learning about the business world and how it operates. By majoring in business, Paige Whitley, a freshman, hopes to learn how to " manage mon- ey and be my own boss. " There are many other phases and aspects to the business field, and most business students, like Damian Montelaro, a freshman, find that it is " a lot of hard work. " But it remains true that whatever you do, you ' ll always get back to business. While most students find business classes enjoyable, they also find that it is " a lot of hard work. " Butinesa Knrollment IS Watson Library is a popular spot for students to meet, visit, study or just plain Hit the Books The library has long been the logical place to go when writing a paper, doing research, looking for a magazine or studying. Students find Watson Library on North- western ' s campus is oftentimes a meeting place for " studying students " to get together. The group study rooms usually attract those students who intend to do homework, but end up visiting with friends, sleeping or writing letters. " It seems like, on weeknights, that if there ' s nothing else to do, everyone goes to the library, " says Lisa Jan Bryant. " That ' s usually where everyone is! " But the library is certainly more than just a place students find to socialize. " I like to go up there during the day, " says Jerry Cream- er. " It ' s usually quiet and I don ' t have to worry about too many people. " Lynn Estes, like many other students, finds himself trying " to avoid the library! Unless I have a paper to do or a project for a class, I never think to go there. " Regardless of the reason, students and re- searchers alike find that Watson is an excel- lent library, especially for those with an in- terest in Louisiana history. So the library offers a whole lot more than just " hitting the books. " Finding books can be tiring, but this student rolls right through it. Many students find the library a relaxing place to " hit the books " while others assemble to socialize and visit with friends. 14 Watson Library Wishing he had paid more attention in Orientation, Marshall Carll has trouble finding a listing in the card catalog of Watson Library. In Orientation 101, students are taught basic library skills to prepare them for papers and out-of-class research. Abbie Landry assists Leonard Powell with locating a magazine in the Media Center. ' JEJ-1-. Barbara Franklin begins her research by looking through the magazine index. Watson Library 16 As college graduates will soon discover when looking for jobs, a main interview question may be Do You Compute? Business and computer information students in the four-year degree program will have access to six different types of computer systems, according to Bill Ford, head operator for the NSU Computer Cen- ter. " This is good, " Ford said, " because when you go to work for a company all they are going to do is teach you the basics. You ' re more valuable to a company if your education in computers is more diversified. " Whereas most institutions offer a single type of machine, the Northwestern Computer Center has a diverse amount of equipment to work with. " We are trying to utilize more equipment, " Ford emphasized. When Dr. Otis Cox, director of institutional re- search, took over the Center three years ago, there was " one computer, 10 student terminals, one stu- dent printer and one administration terminal. " Today the Center boasts of three main computers, approximately 70 terminals, 60 microcomputers, and 20 printers. Ford said that plans to buy a fourth computer and cluster three machines into a " super network " will be realized by mid-1986. With so many different systems to offer, the Com- puter Center is keeping majors in computer informa- tion systems, accounting, business and journalism ahead in the computer game . Clyde Jordan signs in with student worker Sandra Jackson. James Anders, a student from the Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts, experiments with the Vax computer. 16 Computer Center all photos by Pat Wyatt Computer Science major Eric Madson completes his homework assignments on the Kaypro, a small machine used in CIS 1020. Anna Airhart, one of the operators in the Computer Center, uses the DecMate computer for word processing. Bill Ford, head operator, helps a student change the ribbon in a letter quality printer. Programmer Don Harrison studies an instruction manual for a new IBM machine. Computer Center 17 In the College of Arts and Sciences students get Quality, Variety and a Personal Touch Dr. Edward Graham, dean of the Coll ege of Arts and Sciences, describes his college in three ways: " quality, " " variety " and " a personal touch. " From journalism and foreign language to chem- istry and mathematics, students in the College of Arts and Sciences can take advantage of " the qual- ity of our offerings, " said Dr. Graham. " And we are constantly working to improve that quality. " Dr. Graham said that he has been most pleased since he became dean with the quality of the stu- dents as well as the faculty which makes up Northwestern. Dean Edward Graham can be found in a variety of places, including Fournet Hall. At home in the laboratory, Dr. Graham spends much of his free time experimenting. Johnnie Mallory, a familiar face to Arts and Sciences majors, receives instructions from Dr. Graham. 18 Dean Edward Graham " Our students are as good as you ' ll find any- where, " he continued. " I like the fact that stu- dents are very grateful for the help they re- ceive. " The variety of the college is evidenced by the vast areas of study which fall under Dean Gra- ham. " I think that students should take a breadth of courses. Some get narrowly specific too soon, " he said. One of the main ideas behind the emphasis of " personal touch " involves the advising of stu- dents. " We are setting up to get more active involve- ment in advising, " he said. " And I would advise students to make full use of office hours. " Dr. Graham exhibits the variety that his col- lege offers. His interests range from chemistry and laboratory experiments to music. " I ' ve always been interested in science, " Dr. Graham said. " Chemistry to me has always seemed the central science. " The dean can be seen frequently in Fournet Hall conducting experiments and doing his own laboratory work. His interest in the arts is expressed through the music of the euphonium, an instrument which he played many years ago, and has re- cently taken up again. " We may never be a large institution, " Dr. Graham concluded. " But we can certainly be an outstanding small institution. " " To provide a personal touch; that should be our goal. " Mr. Richard Jennings, head of the Music Department, plays the french horn to Dean Graham ' s euphonium. " Our students are as good as you ' ll find any- where. " Dr. Edward Graham, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences t. Graham consults with Dr. James Bartholomew, head of the Department of Language rts. Dean Kdward Graham 19 First Hand Experience " Journalism has been good to me, " be- gan Grits Gresham, longtime Natchi- toches resident and outdoorsman. " It ' s opened up a world for me. It ' s a fulfilling career that offers jobs in different direc- tions, but it ' s no rose garden — it ' s a tough world out there. " That ' s the message that over 100 high school students from around the state heard at Northwestern while attending Journalism Day in March. " Writing is a lonely field, but the re- wards are great, " the keynote speaker, who has risen to fame with his Miller LITE commercials, continued. " In writing there ' s no such thing as failures, there ' s only successes. We learn from all our un- successful attempts. " Tom Whitehead, journalism coordinator at Northwestern, demonstrates different layout styles for newspapers and magazines. .» Journalism Day is an effort to bring working profes- sionals together with high schools students who are interested in jour- nalism careers . . . and it gives our own Northwestern students an oppor- tunity to meet and visit with journal- ism professionals. Tom Whitehead, journalism coor- dinator Ron DeFatta, advertising manager for Southwestern Electric Power Company, lectures a group on public relations. 20 Journalism Dav left: Local attorney John G. Williams speaks to students about the role of law in mass communications. In addition to Gresham ' s comments on the jour- nalism world, students attending Journalism Day were lectured on the subject of law and its impor- tance in communications. Natchitoches attorney John G. Williams highlighted for the audience im- portant areas to remember about law and the media. John Jones, yearbook representative from North- east Louisiana University, gave an informative dem- onstration on convenience of using computers for yearbook work. Ron DeFatta, advertising manager for Southwest- ern Electric Power Company, handled a session on public relations and Nolan Bailey, assistant profes- sor of photography, enlightened students on photog- raphy and its place in journalism. Mike Staggs of KSLA-TV and George Cook of KNOC were on hand for students interested in broadcasting. Representatives from the newspaper industry were Nelder Dawson, editor of the Alexandria Daily Town Talk, Betty Bigner, an assistant entertainment edi- tor of the Shreveport Journal, and Don Walker, head of the Natchitoches bureau of the Shreveport Times. " Some of the most important things to develop, " said Dawson, " are a sense of fairness, objectivity and truthfulness. " Journalism Day was successful in bringing high school students together with professional journal- ists and allowing them to benefit from their first hand experience. above left: Don Walker, Nelder Dawson, and Betty Bigner share with the group important areas to remember in the newspaper world. ' Jl M above; Grits Gresham, outdoorsman and longtime Natchitoches resident tells the audience of his good experiences in journalism. left: Nolan Bailey explains how photography and journalism are related. •Journalism l)av 21 Students in classes ranging from math and English, to any of the sciences, are often Doing (Extra) Time Hands-on experience is often the greatest teacher, and that ' s how science and pre-med majors through the years have put in to prac- tice what they ' ve learned in the classroom. But recently labs have been instituted for other students, usually those having troubles in a particular area. top: Students who have trouble with the English language or with any English courses, can find help in the language lab in Kyser Hall. right: Melissa Canales lends a hand to Taylor Townsend in the math lab. The controversial lab was instituted in the fall with a $10 charge for students. 22 Labs left: Nursing student Rosemary Henry puts in lab hours in the new Nursing Education Center. below: Darien Slaughter conducts an experiment for his chemistry lab. The language and accounting labs are uti- lized for those students who have trouble with the English language or writing and reading skills or with accounting concepts. But the math lab, which was instituted in the fall semester, was made mandatory for stu- dents making below a 70 percent on a math test. A $10 fee is charged for students who must use the lab. The failure rate of students enrolled in math classes prompted the math department to counteract with the lab. Dr. Walter Pine, professor of mathematics, said that " people need to give the math lab more time since it is a new requirement. In the long run, it will only help students if they give it a chance and effort. " Some students feel that the math lab isn ' t worthwhile, while others feel that it is quite beneficial. " It has helped me to understand, " said Mike Taylor, " but you must also be will- ing to learn the material, not just have the tutor do all the work. " In comparative anatomy lab students like Billy Miller dissect sharks to learn and understand their various parts. Labs 2:) Thanks to good programs, excellent faculty and a beautiful facility, students get A Little Culture " In theatre and dance we have outstanding facul- ty; we consider them artists-faculty, " began Dr. Wil- liam Hunt, head of the department of Theatre, Dance and Speech Communication. " The quality of performance we maintain is attractive to students. " " There are large enrollments in speech communi- cation, " Hunt continued. " Students want to improve communication skills and understandings. " The Department of Music, under Mr. Richard Jen- nings, serves many students through the Demon Band, directed by Bill Brent. The A. A. Fredericks Center for the Creative and Performing Arts offers students a wide variety of choices. Not only music, dance and theatre, but photography and art classes can be found almost always in progress. above: Louis Hyams is ready to get to work in his advertising design class. left: Angela Lewis stretches her muscles before getting down to business in dance. 24 A. A. Fredericks Center " We have built our advertising and art department up to a point where we can operate almost indepen- dently, " according to Dr. Bill Bryant, head of the Art Department. " University funding and private donations have enabled us to purchase all of our equipment, " he said, adding that he " would like to see an operating budget ... we cannot get information to our poten- tial students without an operating budget. " Nolan Bailey, professor of photography, says that the program ' s strongest point is that " it is based toward pre-professional photography. It ' s a glamor- ous career . . . it ' s enjoyable and you can make money at the same time. " " I would like to add another faculty member and more equipment to give students more variety in their learning experience. " Through the required Fine Arts 104 course, which is an overview of art, music, dance and theatre, de- partments work together to bring student a little culture. Valerie Salter gets a hit during a speech presentation. all pbotot by Keith Colquette Die Lee practices piano, often for the pure enjoyment of it. The A. A. Fredericks Center offers many students the opportunity to explore music, both vocal and instrumental. Judith Broadway entertains a Fine Arts class. Fine Arts is required for all students to get an overview of music, dance, theatre and art. A Fredericks (enter 25 The Louisiana Academy of the Sciences holds annual meeting as Bienvenu Hall Dedicated The dedication of Rene J. Bienvenu Hall, formerly the Biological Sciences Building, was the highlight of the 59th annual meeting of the Louisiana Academy of the Sciences. As part of the three-day program, which attracted scientists from around the state, the Bienvenu Hall Dedicatory Symposium was attended by microbiologists honoring Bienvenu, former teacher, dean and presi- dent of Northwestern. Dr. John Barkate, associate director of the U. S. Department of Agriculture ' s Southern Regional Research Center, was the featured speaker for the symposium. " Rene was well known in the field of immunology, " said Barkate, who was a longtime friend of the late president. " He had a knack for attracting students to work on problems relating to the field of immunology. " Don Harrison takes a look through one of the many microscopes set up for the Academy meeting. " The Amazing Randi " demonstrates how many people dealing with the supernatural are simply magicians. ' resident Joseph Orze unveils a painting of late president and veil-known microbiologist Rene Bienvenu. The Biological Sciences Building was renamed Bienvenu Hall as part of the Louisiana Academy of the Sciences meeting. larold Morowitz, a Yale professor of biophysics and tiochemistry, lectures the Academy on " Life and the Law of ' hysics, " a topic related to the teaching of creationism. As president of the Academy, Dr. Ed- ward Graham welcomed over 400 scien- tists and students to Northwestern ' s cam- pus. As part of the Distinguished Lecture Se- ries, James Randi, nationally-known au- thor, magician and fellow of the Commit- tee for Scientific Investigation of the Para- normal, demonstrated how various people use " magic " to accomplish " super- natural feats. " A distinguished professor at Yale, Dr. Harold Morowitz presented a talk on how the laws of physics relate to creationism. During the course of the meeting, more than 150 scientific papers were presented covering a wide variety of scientific topics. In addition to the Bienvenu Dedicatory Symposium, Dr. David Dobbins, director of NSU ' s Lignite Research and Develop- ment Institute, presided over a Lignite Symposium. " We have never really, as a state, devel- oped our own basis for a science industry, " Dr. Graham said. " I think we are begin- ning to hurt for that reason. I think we need to encourage the development of good universities, because other states that have a good, strong science base have that. " " I think the Louisiana Academy is one of the stronger ones in the South, " he con- tinued. " The members benefit from being able to associate and exchange ideas with other scientists, and that is important to all of us. On the whole, it still becomes the people in the state who benefit the most. " men. " I think the Louisiana Academy is one of the stronger ones in the South. The members benefit from being able to associate and exchange ideas with other scientists, and that is important to all of us. " Dr. Edward Graham, president of the Louisiana Academy of the Sciences Dr. Arthur Allen speaks with a salesman during a break from the 59th annual meeting of (he Louisiana Academy of the Sciences. Louisiana Academy of the Sciences 27 The College of Education and Behavioral Sciences trains future teachers to help their students Grow and Develop Dr. Frederick Gies, dean of the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences, strives to give education majors " compe- tency and marketability. " " Preparing teachers is our major func- tion, " said Dr. Gies. " We also train advi- sors, supervisors and counselors. " The four major departments which fall under the dean are Education, Human Services, Health, Physical Education and Recreation, and Psychology. According to Dr. Gies, his college en- compasses " three functions: teaching, re- search and service. " " We have made large internal improve- ments in all of these areas in the last few years, " the dean explained. " We have de- leted, revised and added. " " For those interested in learning as a life ' s pursuit and in helping others grow and develop, teaching is a worthy career a very satisfying profession. yy Dr. Frederick Gies, dean of the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences 28 Dean Frederick Gies Rose Tauzin and DuAnn Beck update records for students in the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences. Dr. Gies keeps busy with reading and researching ideas for improvement of his college. Competing in a three-mile run, Dean Gies devotes much of his free time to youth running programs in Natchitoches. Most free time for Dr. Gies is spent run- ning. Upon moving to Natchitoches from Seattle, he realized there were no orga- nized jogging programs for young people. He was instrumental in organizing such a program, and is still active in " Naka- Trakkers. " " We want to teach them (young people) how to run. ..and how to compete in a posi- tive sense, in track, cross country and road races, " he continued. " Our town has some of the state ' s best runners. " Dr. Gies has been very pleased with the outlook for the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences. " We have redesigned and made strong points to insure that our students leave Northwestern as well-edu- cated persons. Our program is a very good step in this education. " Renovation of the Warren Easton school building will allow more laboratory schools for future teachers to observe and experience. Education for teachers does not end in the classroom, the dean pointed out. " Our students work with parish schools to experience trying to improve the quality of education. " " For those interested in learning as a life ' s pursuit and in helping others grow and develop, teaching is a worthy career ... a very satisfying career, " Dean Gies concluded. " Seeing kids grow and realiz- ing that maybe you had a little part in that . . . that ' s a neat feeling. " Dr. Gies looks over paperwork from the Department of Psychology, which is included in his college. Dean Frederick Glea 29 The Center for the History of Louisiana Education is Preserving Our Educational Legacy After a devastating fire in 1982, the Center for the History of Louisiana Education, along with the rest of Caldwell Hall, was left in ruins. Four short years later, the Center has gath- ered artifacts of education from around the state, and now boasts a collection even larger and more impressive than before. " I found that when I decided to start again, " said Maxine Southerland, director of the Cen- ter, " that many of the same people who had helped me before, would help me again. I ori- ginally had 28 different kinds of school desks ... I now have 24, which shows you how far we ' ve come since the fire. " The Center is temporally located in the Teacher Education Center which is filled with memorabilia and displays, all of which reflect the rich history of Louisiana education. Collections include a set of antique McGuffey Readers. " We originally had a complete set of first editions, " said Mrs. Southerland, " but our new collection is growing. " J IKACYof ATO n Beckert, a graduate assistant for the Center, displays a wooden sign that she made. DuAnn hi points out one of the many antique school desks featured in the Center. 30 Maxine Southerland, director of the Center for the History of Louisiana Education, spends much of her time repairing, restoring and refinishing donated antiques. Student worker Stephanie Reynolds demonstrates the spinning wheel, one of the museum ' s most interesting items. The Center also owns the Nichols School, an original one-room schoolhouse, which was moved from Cloutierville to Normal Hill in 1982. Textbooks, maps and journals of educators are housed and conveniently organized in the muse- um. A spinning wheel and a school bell add char- acter to displays which have overflowed the ad- ministrative pod. The overcrowding will soon be remedied, how- ever. The Center has been given the old Women ' s Gym which is being remodeled and restored to eventually house the Center. The Center was originally the idea of former dean of education Dr. Robert Alost. With the aid of state Rep. Jimmy Long, a legislative act was initiated naming Northwestern as the location of the museum. " We are very fortunate to have the state muse- um of education at Northwestern, " said Mrs. Southerland. She pointed out that most other state museums are located in either Baton Rouge or New Orleans. The Center for the History of Louisiana Educa- tion also serves as a valuable research center for those interested in the development of Louisiana education. Mrs. Southerland and her staff have begun col- lecting and organizing materials from schools in the state according to parish. " One of our goals is to have a pictorial history of the schools of each parish. So anyone researching a particular parish would know exactly where to look, " Mrs. Souther- land commented. " Right now we are repairing, restoring and re- finishing, " she concluded. " It takes a lot of work. " A lot of work which will be worthwhile for gen- erations to come. Corrin Beckert views a school bell which catches the attention of most visitors. " Right now we are repairing, restoring, refinishing It takes a lot of work. " Maxine Southerland, director of the Center for the History of Louisiana Education Center For The Hisi« r Of Louisiana Kducation 31 Study, Study, Study In between partying, playing and sleeping, that ' s what it ' s all about " I study in my room. Right before a test, I do last minute cramming, usually about two hours the night before. " No, (I am not satisfied with my study habits). I would like to study more in advance. " Susan Ross Senior " I do most of my studying early in the morning or between 10 and twelve at night and about three nights a week. I would like to study more, with more quality hours. " Susan Ebarb Freshman " (I study) only a few days before the test, but I am happy with my study habits. " As for books, I use my brother ' s since we have the same major, and we really use the text in my classes. " Amy Melancon Freshman " I usually study the week before a test and during that week about one to two hours a night. " I usually buy my textbooks. In a lot of classes I don ' t really use them, except economics and math books. " Mike White Junior Finding a place to study is sometimes a problem, although most students use the library, or just study in their rooms. 32 Study Habits Last-minute cramming is not a good habit, but the Student Union is usually full of students anticipating big test. Studying can definitely be tiring, and a little relaxation is always welcome. " I would like to study more consis- tently. I study in the evenings, at home. " All of my classes come straight from the textbooks, like biology, chemistry and physics. " Dennis Jeffares Senior On the way to class or in the halls, that last look over your notebook can mean the difference in passing or failing. Because of bad experiences, some students put off buying their textbooks until after class has met. " I do studying in the library, at night between six and 12. On the average, I study about one to three hours a night. " I have found that I use most of my textbooks. " Heather Graham Freshman Siud Habiti :i3 Northwestern ' s Dr. Joe Dillard, Dr. Huel Perkins of LSU, and KSLA-TV ' s Sylvia Rachal carry on a lively discussion of black ' English. Dr. Huel Perkins, vice-chancellor for academic affairs and professor of humanities at LSU, makes a point with Fraser Snowden. 34 Black English As part of the Distinguished Lecture Series, panel discussion weighs issue of black English Good or Bad? In what turned out to be a rather heated and stimulat- ing discussion, the Distinguished Lecture Series hosted a panel discussion on black English versus standard Eng- lish. " We should acknowledge that he (the black student) has a first language . . . black English, " began Dr. Joe Dilliard, NSU professor and author of several books on the topic. He said that black English should be accepted by educa- tors. " Then we can begin to work on standard En glish. " Dr. Perkins disagreed. " Black English does not exist as language ... it is a dialect, " he began. " To be able to use the English language with fluency and grace does not detract from one ' s ethnicity . . . one ' s blackness. " Perkins went on to say that he would have never been asked to speak at Northwestern " unless I spoke standard English well. I enjoy using it well. " Sylvia Rachal, anchor for KSLA-TV in Shreveport, agreed wholeheartedly with Perkins. " What I want to speak about is reality and economics, " she began. " I would not be accepted as a newscaster if I spoke to you in ' black ' English. Whether black, white, male or female, good English is what matters. " News directors would not hire someone with a black dialect. " Dr. Dillard emphasized that he did not advocate the teaching of black English, but said that we should all be able to under stand it. " We should use it as a teaching quotient, " he said. " Acknowledge it and use it to our ad- vantage. We cannot block out a first language ... we are not going to help students by telling them the language of their peer group is something bad. " Several members of the crowd agreed with Dillard, say- ing that scholars should " acknowledge (black English), and use it. " " To do what with? " Perkins asked emphatically. Mrs. Jo Smith, assistant professor of English, agreed that teachers should have some knowledge of black Eng- lish " so that the students can be understood and then we can show them what ' s right and wrong, what ' s good or bad. " A sometimes verbal crowd gathered into the Fine Arts auditorium to argue their respective points concerning the statements of the panel. - 1 Sylvia Rachal, anchor for KSLA-TV in Shreveport, listens intently to questions from some of her admirers prior to the panel discussion. ill. i« k English :!. " Dr. Millard Bienvenu, director of the University Counseling Center, leads a presentation on stress for college students. Bienvenu retired in March. Faculty Notes . . After many accomplishments and much service, Bienvenu retires Dr. Millard Bienvenu, director of the University Counseling Center, has re- tired from Northwestern with many ac- complishments, both personally and professionally. Bienvenu was appointed head of the Sociology and Social Work Department in July of 1969 and has since served Northwestern in many capacities. His top priorities included upgrading of the Social Work curriculum and ac- creditation of the program. Bienvenu ' s efforts led to the full accreditation of the program by the Council on Social Work Education in 1977. Bienvenu served as chairman of the Council of Academic Department Heads for the university from 1976 un- til 1978. In July of 1983, he was ap- pointed as the director of the Universi- ty Counseling Center, which has since served students in many ways, includ- ing problems with test anxiety and stress. Bienvenu teaches a group of student several relaxation techniques that coul be employed when taking tests o studying. The Counseling Center offer many outlets and ideas on how to dei with problem! 36 Faculty Notes Stokes retires with many years of service ;o Northwestern " Northwestern has been my professional home for many years ... it has offered me many oppor- tunities for research and work out- side of the classroom. " So says Dr. George Stokes, vice- president of university affairs. Stokes has planned retirement for the summer of 1986. " I have always enjoyed my classes, " Stokes said. He joined the university in the fall of 1949 as an assistant professor of geogra- phy. In 1963 he was made dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and was appointed to his present position in 1983. " I think our students are as well prepared as any in the country, " he continued. " Even as dean and as vice-president, I continued to teach ... I have always enjoyed that, and I will miss it. " Stokes plans to continue his col- laboration with Dr. Hiram Greg- ory on environmental research studies. The two have co-authored a book which has been accepted by the LSU Press. " I very much expect to keep in touch with Northwestern, " con- cluded Stokes. Dr. George Stokes, vice president of university affairs, checks over some paperwork in his office. Stokes plans to retire in the summer of 1986. New lounge offers faculty a place to relax, share A number of students, faculty and staff gathered on January 29 to officially open the new Faculty lounge on the second floor of the Student Union. The lounge offers NSU faculty members a special place to relax and talk with colleagues outside of their departmental areas. The lounge will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Presiding over the ribbon-cutting for the new faculty lounge are Dr. Joseph Orze, president, Dr. Virginia Crossno, Academic Department Head Chairman. Dr. Marietta Lebreton, Dr. James McCorkle, and Dr. Tom Haul Southerland, vice president of academic affairs. Faculty Notes H7 Dr. Ledbetter searches for reference material in the medical library. : H Dean Pegg) ledbetter ►Vith a new facility and mproved programs, the College of Nursing is Changing With the Times Combining interest in her own family history with ler professional career has made Dr. Peggy Ledbet- er, Dean of the College of Nursing, " sensitive to the .rea of nursing history. " Cultivating interest in this area and developing neans of utilizing the past have been some of Dr. Abetter ' s main concerns. " I think I became interested in geneaology since I vas the only daughter in my family and I had only •ne brother, " Dr. Ledbetter said. When she decided o begin researching her family tree, she discovered hat " not much has been written about nursing in the South. " )ean Ledbetter gives advice to nursing students )ana Harlan and Robin Demint. She pointed out that Northwestern has played an important role in the history of nursing, having in- troduced a baccalaureate program in 1949. " This was rare at the time, because nursing was not a common- ly accepted college subject, " she said. " I am interested in seeing to it that we become a leader in the idea of nursing history in the South. " " NSU has a strong tradition of national visibility in nursing which is pretty exciting, " Dr. Ledbetter said. Over the years she has found that parents who attended Northwestern in nursing have sent their children to our nursing programmes in nursing is becoming an integral part of health care. With changes in society, people are in the hospital less. We are interested in the well-being of people; making for a healthier society. We are no longer strictly in illnss care, but in health maintenance. " With the new Nursing Education Center in Shrev- port completed, Northwestern ' s College of Nursing has " identified innovative ways of teaching. " Students at the Shreveport campus working to- wards associate, baccalaureate or master ' s degrees, benefit from the diverse facility. " Those going through our master ' s program now have many excit- ing opportunities, " Dr. Ledbetter concluded. The changes in nursing and the limitless expanse of education are helping Dean Ledbetter and the College of Nursing continue to secure a place in nurs- ing history. )r. Peggy Ledbetter keeps up with the latest nedical information. Entering the gates of the Teacher Education Center n Shreveport, Dr. Ledbetter makes herself ivailable to faculty members and students alike. :;h After 12 years of planning Nursing Education Center Opens to Students Nursing students around the country now have 5.4 million reasons for attending North- western ' s nursing program in Shreveport. With a new facility, which cost an estimated $5.4 million, the College of Nursing has finally realized the completion of a project which be- gan in 1974. In that year plans were made and applica- tions were placed for the funding of the con- struction of a new nursing complex. Now, twelve years later, that complex is in full use, educating students with associate, baccalaure- ate and master ' s degree programs. The new campus is composed essentially of three buildings, including the former Line Ave- nue School which was originally to be demol- ished to make room for the new structures. Northwestern ' s Nursing Education Center in Shreveport is finally in full use. Planning for the center began in 1974. 1 A class on the Warrington campus discusses the latest health care techniques. 40 Nursing Center ( ' Through efforts of concerned Shreveport citi- zens, the previously condemned building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. The building has been restored and con- verted into a functional classroom facility. The new structures consist of a two story section, mainly classrooms, and a four story structure for administrative and faculty offices. The structure was designed in consideration of all the modern aspects of nursing education. The large medical library has holdings for re- searchers and students alike. A TV studio and closed circuit television will allow a large class- room of future nurses to view difficult and deli- cate operations. The center will eventually make use of a stu- dent response system which, with the use of computers, will enable students to make imme- diate responses to teacher ' s questions. This will enable the instructors to know exactly where the class stands in certain subject matter. With each floor decorated in a different color scheme, a spacious lounge area, the glass-en- closed library and marble staircases, most stu- dents and faculty members agree that the com- plex is a beautiful and functional addition to Northwestern. Keeping step with the changes in education, nursing students at Northwestern will have the chance to take advantage of the latest available innovations. With the new facility in full use, the College of Nursing is looking forward to the future. I Department heads Shirley Cashio, Patricia Moxley and Phyllil Graves confer on the stairway. The former Line Avenue School has been restored to make a beautiful addition to the campus. Nursing (enter Complete tl 143 foreign students from around the world represent 38 different countries in Northwestern ' s Melting Pot In the fall of 1985, 38 coun- tries from around the world were represented on North- western ' s campus, more than ever before. 143 international students, along with those from all over the United States, made the student body a melting pot of ideas, customs, cloth- ing, languages and religions. Besides our immediate neighbors Canada and Mexi- co, Northwestern students came from as far away as South Africa, Syria, Nigeria, China and Indonesia. The International Student Exchange Program, or ISEP, brought two students to Northwestern. Linda Cockburn, from On- tario, Canada, found many things in Louisiana to be dif- ferent, but said, " I like to meet new people and enrich myself with their way of life. " " I have enjoyed my exper- iences here, " said Sophie Beaumont, an ISEP student from France. " I encourage everyone to go and see differ- ent countries. " 20 N 180 ' W 20 S 40 ' S Bahamas 3 German Democratic Republic Mexico 1 Bangladesh 1 German, Federal Republic Malaysia 9 Brazil 6 Hong Kong Nigeria 7 Brunei 2 Honduras Peru 2 Canada 3 Indonesia 11 Pakistan 2 China (commun ist) 2 India Philippines 1 China, Republic of 1 Iran Saudi Arabia 2 Chile 3 Israel South Africa 2 Cameroon 1 Italy Sudan 2 Colombia 5 Japan 4 Syria 2 Ecuador 1 Jordan 4 Venezuela 29 El Salvador 3 Kuwait 3 South Yemen 1 France 6 Lebanon 3 From Maine to California, 43 states are United at Northwestern As with almost any university, the student body is made up of many interesting and diverse people, from different lands, with different customs and practices. And Americans, although united under the flag of the United States, can be as different from one another as men and women from foreign countries. On the Northwestern campuses, the stu- dents come from as far away as Alaska and Hawaii and as close as Texas and Mississippi. The Fort Polk campus makes up a lot of these out-of-state students who are continu- ing their educations while serving the coun- try. However, there are many students from across the nation who chose to study in Lou- isiana and particularly at Northwestern. Within Louisiana an observer will also find a difference in the Cajun culture of the south and the Bible-belt region in the north. From almost every parish in the state, Northwestern has a student to represent the culture and customs of Louisiana. Many people notice that Louisianians are very different, depending on the region of the state from which they hail. But that ' s the attraction of our state and, with Northwes- tern ' s help, Natchitoches fairly reflects a cross-section of fellow Louisianians. 44 Statistics in Louisiana . . E. Baton Rouge 33 Natchitoches 1006 Tangipahoa 5 Acadia 7 E. Feliciana 3 Orleans 24 Tensas 3 Allen 14 Evangeline 10 Ouachita 31 Terrebonne 13 Ascension 11 Franklin 3 Plaquemines 6 Union 2 Assumption 6 Grant 97 Pointe Coupee 2 Vermillion 1 Avoylles 82 Iberia 9 Rapides 827 Vernon 681 Beauregard 157 Iberville 2 Red River 90 Washington 6 Bienville 50 Jackson 18 Richland 10 Webster 55 Bossier 229 Jefferson 39 Sabine 324 West Carroll 1 Caddo 568 Jefferson Davis 9 St. Bernard 8 West Feliciana 3 Calcasieu 34 Lafayette 14 St. Charles 5 Winn 145 Caldwell 6 Lafourche 6 St. James 2 not specified 2 Cameron 3 LaSalle 42 St. John 2 Catahoula 19 Lincoln 15 St. Landry 24 Total 4940 Claiborne 17 Livingston 4 St. Martin 4 Concordia 18 Madison 1 St. Mary 1 (Fall 1985 figures) DeSoto 112 Morehouse 8 St. Tammany 11 In the College of Basic Studies freshmen are Treated With Top Priority " We ' re very human oriented. Our main job is to help freshmen students become a part of the Uni- versity. We love freshmen. " That ' s the sentiment in the College of Basic Studies and Associate Programs, according to Dean Bennie Barron. Dr. Barron ' s college is divided into essentially three parts: the Freshman Division, Associate Pro- grams Division and the General Studies Division. All freshmen entering Northwestern are the re- sponsibility of the College of Basic Studies. " We want to help our freshmen to fully function as university students, " the dean said. " We try to be a bridge from high school to their degree pro- grams. " The Freshman Division includes the College Success Program, Orientation, the American Lan- guage Orientation Center, Advising and Career Planning. " We do a lot of sitting down and work- ing with the students, " Dr. Barron continued. " Our programs are designed, among other things, to help improve the study skills of students. " The Associate Programs Division is comprised of all students working toward an associate degree in any major. The General Studies Division is for students who elect to utilize a broad curriculum for their college education. Dr. B arron reviews a rough copy of a newly compiled textbook for Orientation 101. Loree Shirley checks the files of students applying for application to a senior college. " Northwestern ' s student population is excel- lent, " Dr. Barron commented. " We have a high quality of students, but we should be trying more, moving faster. Our academic programs need to get in step with our students. " " We want to change our thrust in advising, " he continued. " We are encouraging more develop- mental advising. A freshman faculty has been se- lected to advise freshman and has been intensive- ly trained in service activities. " " I find that Freshmen students respond well to being treated with top priority. They exhibit pride in our program. " Dr. Barron ' s free time is as filled as the hours he puts into the university. He plays racquetball " almost everyday. " When not trying to improve his game, his energies are demanded as co-owner of Natchitoches FM radio station, KZBL. The music is broadcast by satellite with a sophisticated computer system, along with local news and advertisements. Dr. Barron advises students to make the most of the opportunities they are given. " Make sure your learning skills are efficient enough, " he said. " Make sure you have a sound educational founda- tion to build on. And be willing to work for what you want. " 46 Dean Bennie Barron Dean Bennie Barron discusses registration plans with Dr. Ray Baumgardner, registrar. As co-owner of FM radio station KZBL, Dr. Barron helps Mitch Mitchell unload equipment for the station. Dean Bennie Barron »7 Members of the NSU College Success Program, who help other students in various capacities, include (first row) Leonard Powell, Elaine Hale, Rohit Ralli, Chenelle Tousant, (second row) Dalwin Trent Deverger, Maria Burke, Chico Mose, Tim Hernandez, (third row) Dennis Nolley, Frances Watkins, director, Tony Thompson, and Judith Lott, academic counselor. The second floor of the Basic Studies building serves as a comfortable area for students to relax, read or study. Judith Lott, academic counselor for the College Success Program, helps a student prepare a schedule of classes for the spring semester. m u, hj00 ir 48 College Success Tutors, faculty members and an organized program help make college for some students An NSU " Success " Story Northwestern ' s College Success Pro- gram has proven to be successful indeed for some students, according to Frances Watkins, director of the program. " At other universities a program like this is called ' developmental studies ' or ' remedial education, ' " began Watkins. " We choose to call our program ' college success ' because that is essentially what we are helping our students do — suc- ceed. " " What we have are courses in basic skills, study skills and a counseling pro- gram. Each student has an academic in- terview and has opportunities to be as- sisted through our tutoring program, " she said. A class in developmental reading meets in the Basic Studies building. Many College Success students are non-traditional, and having been out of school for several years, need exposure in certain areas. Working with computers gives College Success students an extra edge with classes. The College Success program is " en- joying a good bit of support " from the ,rest of the university. " We use regular faculty for our courses, and they are se t up on a rotation basis, " continued Wat- kins. " This helps our program become well-known throughout the universi- ty. " Of the 850 students in College Suc- cess in the fall, 738 were freshman, and 648 of those were first semester stu- dents. " Most of our students are only enrolled in one remedial course, " Wat- kins said. " We often find that a lot of our students are non-traditional — that is they have been out of school for many years and find it necessary to re- ceive help in subjects they haven ' t been exposed to in years. " Watkins pointed out that the goal of the program was to help students pre- pare to study at the regular freshman level, and encourage them to continue with their educations. " Our retention is 58 ' ' ( which is very good, " she added. Of the 42 f ' ( who do not reenroll, 44 ' i were in good standing with the univer- sity and " left for other reasons. " Students are placed in the College Success program according to ACT scores and other placement exams. " The courses are required until the stu- dent passes them, and a D is not consid- ered passing. The courses do not count towards a degree, but they are averaged into grade point average. And a student has three semesters to pass a given course, " she said. Watkins concluded by saying that students find in the program " a place that they identify as being helpful and polite. " And through the College Suc- cess program, students truly do sue ceed. College Succeaa it» ANSWER: Stress is the body and the mind ' s response to pressure, challenges, demands, work and problems. WHY should coWe e s+voenV5 tEAfyv A80UT ANSWER: Because college students may experience stress more than average and should remember that there are methods of coping with stress and anxiety. Many students feel the pressures of college life are sometimes too much. But the Counseling Center offers advice on how to cope with Anxiety and Stress Coping with stress and overcoming anxiety are often two main problems facing everyone, and the college student is certainly no exception. " From our experience, there are many common forms of stress that stu- dents are under, " began Dr. Millard Bienvenu, director of the University Counseling Center. " Test anxiety, math anxiety, stage fright, breaking up with a girlfriend or boyfriend and heavy time demands all cause stress in a young person ' s life. " Bienvenu continued that procrastina- tion, poor time management, alcohol or drug abuse and family pr oblems can also affect a person ' s academic perfor- mance. Stress is the body and mind ' s re- sponse to pressure, challenges, de- mands, work and problems, Bienvenu pointed out. The body has an automatic response system to these problems and prepares by giving itself extra strength to cope. " Of course, stress is not all bad, " Bienvenu said. " Good stress is caused from the ordinary demands we have on us and our time. It ' s what makes us do what is expected of us and makes us do a good job. But often a student, or anyone else, may feel overwhelmed by the demands of life, personally, academically or pro- fessionally, and the body may react in a number of different ways. " Many students experience insom- nia, headaches, their blood pressure rises . . . some become irritable or with- draw ... " he said. 50 Anxiety and S tress When problems and pressure get to be too much, from studying or from personal life, the Counseling Center offers alternatives. When test anxiety occurs, don ' t loose your cool remain calm and try to think about what you studied. When someone feels these things [for a prolonged time, they become overloaded, he said. And sometimes ;worry about a sick family member or [tight money may the the last straw, and many students resign. All resigning students are required [to visit the Counseling Center before jtheir resignation is approved. " We [help process their resignation, find out the reason, and try to be support- ive so they leave feeling better about :NSU and perhaps not so demoral- ized, " Bienvenu said. Of course the Counseling Center is for all students who feel the pressure of everyday life. Bienvenu illustrated that the first step in overcoming anxiety is to assess yourself and try to understand what is happening. " This step is much easier if they come here (Counseling Center), " he said. Another step is to know the strate- gies that can be taken. " We teach |relaxation training, we hypnotize some students, and just talking out personal concerns can help, " he con- tinued. " Finding some outlet for ten- sion, laughing, playing . . . exercise, getting priorities straight . . . these are all strategies a stressed person may take. When taking tests, try to relax and remain calm and in control, Bien- venu concluded. " Stop and think and remember what you. studied. " While a person will experience stress his entire life, in almost every area of his life, many methods can be found to overcome the bad stress and use the good stress effectively. Reactions to stress are varied, but not all stress is bad. Good stress is what makes us do what is expected of us, and do a good job. n iety and Stress 51 Through Inside View and Orientation, freshmen are Preparing for (College) Life Inside View, a three-day orientation program for incoming freshman, and all students new to NSU, is " consistently popular with students, " according Bar- bara Gillis, coordinator of orientation. " At Inside View we are able to aim at a specific audience, " said Gillis. " The freshmen have more time for interact- ing with peers; that ' s the key. " Students entering Northwestern through the Inside View program have an advantage over those who do not, Gillis pointed out. " Although it ' s a small amount of time, we try to show them everything, to prepare them for what ' s going to happen in the fall. " Participants actually become a part of the university dur ing the ses- sion and are exposed to such areas as academic advising, financial aid, reg- istration and dormitory life. Gillis explained that a strict pro- cess is employed in choosing upper- classmen to be Insiders. " The Insid- ers are the new students ' links to the university, therefore selection is very carefully done. " " I think it ' s great when freshmen return in the fall and search the cam- pus for his or her Insider for advice, " said Reatha Cole, 1985 Insider. " The learning and experiencing is not just for the freshmen, " said Scott Davis. " As an Insider you get the chance to learn more about the uni- versity, even those of us who ' ve been here a while. " Students who ' ve entered the uni- versity after attending Inside View feel that they have " a jump ahead of those who don ' t, " said Melody Smith, a freshman from Leesville. Larry Perkins, from Haynesville, was happy " to get a ll the registration hassles out of the way. The Insiders were a big help. " Nila LeBlanc, Wendell Walker, Elie Poimboeuf, Brian Marks, Jill Ramsey and Theresa Parvez discuss registration during a group session at Inside View. " At Inside View, we are able to aim at a specific audience the freshmen have more time for inter- acting with peers; that ' s the key. " Barbara Gillis, coordinator of orienta- tion :« 1985 Insiders Shannon Bennett, Rachel Heider, Scott Davis, Susan Phillips, Steve Horton and Beth Sandiford entertain freshman at Inside View. Other Insiders were Reatha Cole, Audrey Rachal and Charlotte Zumwalt.l Barbara Gillis, coordinator of orientation, explains certain academic policies to Dave DeCuir. 52 Orientation Insider Reatha Cole gives scheduling advice to a member of her Inside View group. Steve Horton tells his group how to go about getting financial aid, as Chris DeVargas listens. After entering in the fall, freshmen enroll in Orientation 101, a course designed to further initiate a student into NSU. " Our focus is on student develop- ment and awareness of what the uni- versity has to offer to that develop- ment, " said Gillis, who also teaches several sections of the course. " That is our primary mission. " " The thrust of orientation is to help students become more assertive and experiment with life planning, " she continued. " We are making ori- entation a more ' doing thing. ' If the student experiences something, the likelihood of them forgetting is less. " " Our main emphasis is still aca- demic policy, " Gillis concluded. " Some things are black and white. But we are trying to emphasize those gray areas, such as student services and how to study effectively. " Through Northwestern ' s Honors Program advanced students are Moving a Little Faster " The classes move at a little faster pace, " according to Debbie Stringer, a participant in Northwestern ' s Honors Program. The program, advised by Dr. Don Ryan, is designed for students who en- joy learning at a faster rate and desire to get more in-depth in certain subjects. " I used to hate history, " says Bert Guerrero. " But since we had an honors history, taught by Dr. Poe, I enjoyed it so much that I chose history as my mi- nor. " " It ' s so much more in-depth, " he con- tinued. " We get on a one-to-one level — it ' s a great learning environment. " " We are trying to establish ourselves by attracting more members, " Guerrero said. " That way we could have more core classes offered to us, for students who want to go deeper into a subject. " " I really like the smaller classes, " says Anne Clifton. " There ' s so much more participation and student-teacher discussion. And since most of us are all in the same class, it ' s easier to study together. " " Those of us in the program are more like a group, " Stringer added. " We are friends and have a lot in common. This makes it a better and more interesting learning experience. " Members of the Honors Program are (row 1) Dr. Don Ryan, sponsor, Gynger Ingram, Ronnie Wise, Rachel Heider, Michele Lavergne, Wendy Moore, (row 2) Amanda Slay, Stephanie Coinell, Debbie Stringer, Kim McDonald, Caprice Brown, Don Forrest, (row 3) Christin Traina, Theresia Arnold, Anne Clifton, Bert Guer- rero, Amy Sukman, (row 4) Tim Long, Greg Giering, Kristy Ryder, Rachel Dupre, (row 5) David Elkins, Greg Jolley, Joel Ebarb and Craig LeBlanc. 54 Honors Program " I ' ve always enjoyed classes that pushed you to do a little more, " began Greg Giering. " I ' d like to see us get a few more students so we could have a wider variety of classes. " Clifton, Giering, Guererro and Stringer all agree that the Honors Program is " not all work. We go on trips together and try to do things to have fun, " Clifton said. " That way, we don ' t get bogged down strictly in our studies. " Eligibility for the program is based on A.C.T. scores, and a student must maintain a 2.5 G.P.A. Those interested in these classes should contact Dr. Don Ryan, in the Math Department. Reading a class assignment while waiting for his next class, Greg Giering enjoys the Honors Program and would like to see the program " get a few more students so we could have a wider variety of classes. " Catching up on studying, Anne Clifton likes " the smaller classes " offered for Honors Program participan ts " and the more in-depth " teacher-student discussion. " ■-WJIJ1 Finishing up her homework on a word processor, Debbie Stringer says " those of us in the program are like a group. We ' re friends and have a lot in common. " Honors l ' mnrum " . r In the Graduate School they ' re Making Life a Little Easier Dr. Mildred Bailey, dean of the Graduate School, along with her sec- retaries and office workers, strives to make graduate life a little easier. " We are a service office, " said Dr. Bailey. " We try to render a service to graduate students courteously, effe- ciently and professionally. " Graduate students are a very im- portant part of the University, Dr. Bailey emphasized. Giving them the time and attention they deserve is a task which Dr. Bailey and her staff work very hard to achieve. Dr. Bailey chairs the Graduate Council which is made up of mem- bers of other colleges. The council makes all decisions concerning gra- duate policies, which usually means long meetings. In addition to overseeing graduate work, Dr. Bailey chairs the Council for University Research of Institu- tional Administrators, or CURIA. The CURIA administers and guides research done by Northwestern fac- ulty members. " The money for this is set aside in the operating budget of the Universi- ty, " Dr. Bailey explained. " Amounts are granted to faculty members do- ing research in various fields. " Dr. Bailey ' s office in Roy Hall is alive with momentos of primitive artist Clementine Hunter. " I am attracted to Clementine ' s paintings aesthetically because of the color and the subject matter of the old south, the plantation era that has passed away, " she said. Dr. Bailey, along with Prof. Thom- as Whitehead and other patrons, was instrumental in the granting of an honorary doctorate of fine arts to Hunter at the 1985 spring com- mencement. Dr. Bailey stands on the porch of the Chaplin House, her home since 1978. The home is a favorite on the annual Fall Tour of Homes in Natchitoches. CHAPUN H0US_ KtfKMTAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PUCES KftVtTI «■ -t 9 Thomas Whitehead and Dr. Mildred Bailey help Clementine Hunter prepare for the 1985 spring commencement exercises before she receives an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts. Dr. Bailey looks over the names of the tourists who have visited her home. The house is decorated with one of the largest collections of Clementine Hunter paintings. I 1 " I ' ve been interested in Clemen- tine for about 23 years, " Dr. Bailey said. This interest has lead to one of the largest collections of her paintings, which is the dominant attraction for visitors to her home. The Chaplin House, which was built in 1892, was acquired by Dr. Bailey in 1978, and has been her home since. After a year of renovation and res- toration, the Chaplin House was placed on the annual Fall Tour of Homes in 1982. The house was placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior. Dr. Bailey ' s advice to students greatly reflects her own dedication and industry. " Give the proper amount of time, effort and seriousness to your stud- ies, " she said. " Profit as much as you can and work hard. It pays off! " Janine Waters serves the Graduate School a secretary to the dean. Executive secret ar i- Janet Cheek. Dr. Baile) reviews the file of one of her man graduate students. Dean Mildred Bailej 51 A Look Within " We have been working for more than a year and a half getting the self-study in order, " ac- cording to Dr. Mildred Bailey, director of the Institutional Self-Study, conducted in conjunc- tion with an assessment of Northwestern by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The Southern Association, which sends a team to study Northwestern every ten years, accredits the university and its programs. " The association looks for our performance in our undergraduate programs, graduate pro- grams, faculty, library, institutional purpose and effectiveness, among many other things, " Dr. Bailey said. The team, made up of twelve educators from around the southeastern United States, was present on Northwestern ' s campus for three days in March to try to find " if what we said in our self-study is true, and to see if we meet the standards that they set forth. " Dr. Sara Burroughs thumbs through a final copy of the Institutional Self-Study Report. The Institutional Self- Study takes a deep look within Northwestern, and required over a year and a half in work, planning and execution. 58 Institutional Sell Study In addition to the report for the southern Association, Northwestern ecently completed a two-year Aca- iemic Zero Base Audit, led by Dr. rom Paul Southerland, vice-presi- lent of academic affairs. The audit was an intensive self- tudy of all academic programs and upport services in the university ' s ive academic colleges and 21 depart- nents. The audit was ordered by Dr. Jo- seph Orze, president, who said the study " involved faculty and adminis- trators in what may be one of the finest academic investigations un- dertaken by any university in the state. " As a result, the university will rec- ommend to the Board of Trustees for Louisiana Colleges and Universities the deletion of several programs. Among those recommended for de- letion are livestock technology, plant science technology, librarianship- secondary education, radiologic tech- nology, interior design, home eco- nomics, secretarial administration, professional chemistry, geography, biology education, chemistry educa- tion, physics education, and distribu- tive education. In addition to recommending that 284 courses be deleted, the university will recommend changes in 174 other courses and the addition of 84 new courses, according to Southerland. Orze stated that the Academic Zero Base Audit " has not only been well received by the faculty and ad- ministrators, but it has added a new quality to an already fine institu- tion. " Dr. Joseph Orze, president, and Dr. Tom Paul Southerland, vice-president of academic affairs, review results of a two-year Academic Zero Base Audit. Dr. Mildred Bailey, director of the Institutional Self-Study, goes over last minute preparations with Janine Waters before the arrival members of a visiting team of the Southern Association. Institutional Self-Stiiil Tom Whitehead assists primitive artist Clementine Hunter at spring commencement exercises. Hunter received an honorary doctorate of fine arts. President Joseph Orze commends mid-year graduates Chris Maggio, Craig Forque, Jay Todtenbier and Thomas Goss. Maggio and Forque graduated summa cum laude, while Todtenbier and Goss were magna cum laude. Spring Commencement, May 1985 summa cum laude (G.P.A. 3.95 or higher) Lillian Nobles Friday Michael Wallace Miquez Linda Sue Tur-Rojas magna cum laude (G.P.A. 3.85 and less than 3.95) Rene Louis Alejandro Eric Scott Burt Sharla Nanette Foshee Beth A. Wright cum laude (G.P.A. 3.75 and less than 3.85) Mary L. Cleveland Judith Lynette Covington Betty Jean Deans Susan Carol Fortenberry Faith Sullivan McNabb Frederick Alan Rushing Elizabeth Villemarette Mid- Year Commencement, December 1985 summa cum laude (G.P.A. 3.95 or higher) Craig Eugene Forque Joseph Christopher Maggio magna cum laude (G.P.A. 3.85 and less than 3.95) Thomas H. Goss Shelly Ragan Price (summer) Allen Jay Todtenbier Kimberly Louise Tollett cum laude (G.P.A. 3.75 and less than 3.85) Peggy Ann Carruth Berry Patty O ' Quinn Varnado 60 Graduation Hunter honored as 435 Northwestern graduates take The Big Step Receiving the honorary doctorate of fine arts degree, primitive artist Clementine Hunter highlighted spring commencement excercises in May. Hunter, the granddaughter of a slave, spent nearly 75 years working in the fields, laundry and kitchen of Mel- rose Plantation outside Natchitoches. She did not begin painting until the late 1960 ' s, but since that time Hunter has become one of the South ' s most important folk artists. Still painting at the age of 99, her honorary doctorate came after many years of hard work as evidenced by the numerous exhibits and magazine features diplaying her work. Her paintings of the imaginative scenes of plantation life were first produced on anything she could find laying around the grounds. Old wrapping paper, used bottles, empty shoe boxes and cardboard were all canvases to her. Hunter was encouraged by several of the cultured guests who spent their summers and holidays at Melrose. The inspiration for all of her work, Hunter says, has been life on the Cane River, where she has lived all her life. " I paints what I knows, " she said. This included cotton- picking, wedding and funeral scenes, pots of bright gerani- ums, and former Melrose owner Cammie Henry feeding her geese. Hunter ' s paintings have been seen around the world. In May, her work was featured in " Forever Free, " an exhibi- tion by black, female artists, at the Smithsonian in Wash- ington, D.C. The New Orleans Museum of Art celebrated her centennial with a major exhibition of her work. Keynote speaker for the commencement exercises was U.S. Rep. Jerry Huckaby of Louisiana ' s 5th Congressional District. At mid-year commencement in December, 372 gradu- ates and undergraduates who earned degrees at the end of the summer and fall semesters were formally recognized. University Alumnus Joseph N. Traigle of Baton Rouge, former state secretary of revenue and taxation, was the featured guest speaker for the exercises. Traigle received the bachelor of science degree in accounting in 1966 and is currently the owner of J. Traigle and Associates, Inc., a management consulting practice which he established in Baton Rouge in 1982. Joseph Traigle, Northwestern alumnus and former state secretary of revenue and taxation, receives a copy of Northwestern State L ' niversity of Louisiana, 1884-1984: A History from President Orze. Traigle was featured as guest speaker at mid-year commencement. Spring graduates show their excitement by tossing hats and tassles in the air at the end of the exercises. i I Completing a college education can be hectic, even right up to graduation day. But most graduates agree that The Tassel is Worth the Hassle After four years of registration, pulling cards, waiting in line, taking finals and track- ing down teachers, graduation day comes to students none too soon. But the hassle of getting things organized and being at the right place at the right time is what graduation day is all about. " I sometimes wonder how I made it through, " says Debbie McCary, who graduat- ed in the spring. " It ' s so confusing where to go and how to line up. It was really exciting, but I ' m glad it ' s over. " Don and Janice Brewer smile for the camera before commencement exercises as her mother looks on proudly. Getting ready to make that big step, graduates help each other with last minute details, such as pinning their hats on straight. 62 Graduation all photos by Don Sepulva But the completion of a college career means so much more than just the headaches of registering, studying and graduating. Babatunde Obayan, a mid-year graduate from Nigeria, reflects that his years at Northwestern have been " productive and in- teresting. I have learned so much about American customs and practices and gradu- ation was the highlight of it all. " Finally reaching that special day is what many students have worked toward for years. One graduate summed it up by saying, " Even though I don ' t know what I ' ll do next, I ' ve reached a turning point. I ' ve accom- plished an important goal and whatever hap- pens next will come naturally. " And reaching that goal makes all the has- sles and headaches worthwhile. Pointing out the agenda for commencement to a fellow graduate, Babatunde Obayan of Nigeria is one of many foreign students to earn a Northwestern degree. Chris Lee searches for his name in the program while waiting for graduation to hc ' in. Shirley Jenningl from the registrar ' s office assists graduate! with last minute complication-. udent Life v a r i e t spices m " Dont be afraid to say no, " is one misconception that Dr. Benjamin Spock clarifies during his Distinguished Lecture Series presentation. Once accussed of be- ing responsible for spreading ideology that fathered the " permissive society, " Spock says that he has never preached, or written guides that reflect this concept. The author of the best selling BABY AND CHILD CARE fields questions from the audience and speaks on topics ranging from the fear of nuclear warfare to baby ' s toys. LESS FILLING than an ordinary day of classroom presentation, but TASTES GREAT to the students anyhow is the reaction from one student as they listen to Grits Gresham reminisce about his writing career. Grits talks about his col- lege life, writing a newspaper column, editing outdoor magazines, political mis- conceptions in the conservation battles, and the fun of making beer commercials, photos and copy by Peter Minder Only the name ' s the same The computer center becomes a vital part of the successful operation of stu- dent activities. More and more time is being logged in the center by more and more students in academic pursuits and recreational pursuits. photo by Craig Scott COLORFUL CHAOS is the goal of the cheerleaders as they spark the crowd to wildly abandon their skepticism and sup- port the spirit of the university. The cheer- leaders represent the university in local parades as well as all the football games, photo by Coy Gammage Edited by John Ramsey Student Life Perry Anderson plays pool at the Student Body nightclub. Anderson is an MSU alumnus employed in Natchitoches. Nightclubbing 66 " Sassy ' s becomes the town ' s newest nightspot " Nightlife in Natchitoches is not exactly the main drawing point of the city, but most NSU students have a good time, anyway. In 1985, the Student Body continued to be the primary night spot for " the college crowd, " but the N-Zone and Sassy ' s also drew increasing numbers of students. Sassy ' s, located in the Natchitoches Holiday Inn, even took to the airwaves on radio station KZBL- FM in late 1985 with a barrage of radio adver- tisements. By using a " TGISOP " (Thank God It ' s Sassy ' s Office Party) campaign and contests such as working person of the day, Sassy ' s quickly became one of Natchitoches ' favorite clubs. Sassy ' s also featured video music, the only club in the parish to do so. " It ' s nice to have a new club in town, ' ' said Eve Randall of Natchitoches. " When school ' s not in ses- sion, everyone stops going to the other clubs and comes to Sassy ' s. It ' s becoming the Natchitoches hangout. " Despite Sassy ' s popularity, Johnny Antoon ' s Student Body continued to draw large numbers of students despite its warehouse-like appearance. The interior of the building was decorated and new contests were originated to combat the new publicity wave for Sassy ' s. The Student Body did not advertise on the radio, and the club ' s college crowd remained just that. ..college. That ' s what some students like about it. " You can ' t go anywhere else and see so many college students, " commented sophomore Kristen Allred of Mansfield. " I like to see all my friends when I go out. " The N-Zone ' s bands and beer busts helped it stay near the top, too. Large crowds were present on most weeknights and especially on weekends to hear the live music. However, many students chose not to party at the N-Zone because of its " rough " reputation. " I wouldn ' t go in that place without a knife, " said freshman Don Walker of Shreveport. " It ' s pretty rough. The (Student) Body is ugly as sin, but it at- tracts a better crowd. Sassy ' s is nice, but expen- sive. " Other Natchitoches nightspots that attracted students included Bodacious Country, the Mariner Cove Lounge, Billiards, and Southern Comfort, which closed during the year. Nightlife Qreg Truex talks to one of his friends at the Student Body. The club remained a popular NSU hangout throughout 1 985 and into 1 986. Two Northwestern students enjoy the grand opening of Sassy s at the Holiday Inn. Sassy s added a new touch of class to going out in •■ Natchitoches. Greg Burke (right) orders a drink from Stu- dent Body bartender Mike Sewell Roommates Eddie Almmllla and Jay Rmt cliff enjoy conversation at Sassy s. Nightlife 67 Summer is traditionally the American student ' s time to relax or get away from college life. It means vacations, laying out in the hot Florida sun, or maybe even a little work to raise money for the fall semester. But for several thousand students each year, they spend their summers in Natchitoches.. .at NSG. Enrollment during the 1985 summer session fell more than 15 percent from the year before, but still 4,600 students enroll- ed in classes at Northwestern. Of these, 2,099 were undergraduates. Of course, Natchitoches is not the " hot spot " of Louisiana. Even less so dur- ing the summer session, of course, but students still found plenty of things to keep them occupied. The Recreation Complex was open all summer, and was probably the most utiliz- ed facility on campus. Hundreds of sum- mer school students and Natchitoches residents alike could be found in the Olympic-size swimming pool, " laying out " in the sunshine, or in the clubhouse. For NSG students who loved to whack the ball, the golf course was also open all summer. But with humid Natchitoches ' summer temperature hovering near 100°, most people elected to stay near the pool. The heat did do wonders for Maggio ' s and Shamrocks on The Strip, however. Frozen drinks sales were reported to be brisk. For students who wanted to avoid either the crowds or the concrete of " the Rec " there was Chaplin ' s Lake, " owned and operated " by Northwestern. On a typical summer afternoon, a combination of ducks and students dotted the grassy banks of the lake. Several major events added to sum- mer life at Northwestern, including the In- side View summer orientation program. It drew over 300 incoming freshmen to the campus for three days, and featured skits, 1km a Greek mixer, and Cabaret, all of which were open to University students. The Natchitoches Folk Festival, held annually in Prather Coliseum, drew over 16,000 people to at least one of its three sessions honoring the American cowboy. Ethnic music, crafts, and food, food, and more food enticed most students to the Festival. Admission was by showing a valid ID card. Many students worked at the National Cheerleaders Association NSG summer camp, which featured 1,500 cheerleaders at one of three week-long sessions. Simultaneously, the Louisiana Association of Student Councils ' summer camp was held on campus, drawing several hundred high school leaders to NSG. The induction ceremonies for the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame were con- ducted on campus in June. The seven in- ductees were Grambling coach Eddie Robinson, NFL Hall of Famer Willie Brown, LSG football legend Tommy Casanova, baseball star Ralph Garr, LSG national track champion Matt Gordy, pro golfer Chfford Ann Creed, and late LSG athletic director Jim Corbett. Hank Aaron, Buck Buchanan and Tank Younger were among the presenters. Another " extra " for summer students was the first crack at fall semester pre- registration. All students, whether in sum- mer school or not, were given the chance to utilize this service. And with the new computer system on line, pre-registered students found a wait of less than one hour in the fall, compared to horror stories of three and four hours from non-pre- registered students. l H m 68 Summer The northwestern Recreation Complex, the " student coun- try club, " was a major attraction during the summer session. Many students visited the Complex daily, either to enjoy the pool, play golf, or just " enjoy the scenery. " At least one coed found a way to beat the summer heat. . Just lay back in her Buick Regal and take it easy. Dur- ing the summer session, cars were constantly parked along scenic Chaplin ' s Lake, as students took advantage of the University ' s natural beauty. Tim Rogers of Natchitoches enjoys the sun (and a Budweiser) and feeds a few of the many ducks that populate the Chaplin ' s Lake area. For 1985, the University added to the number of birds that live on campus. ?rolt £% ' i Phi Mu sorority sisters cheer on the Demon baseball team against GSC foe Sam Houston State in a late spring game. The hills around the dia- mond provided an excellent spot for viewing " America ' s pasttime. " By the way. Nor- thwestern won the game. 1 0- 7. Summer 69 Despite a 45-21 loss to NLU S pirits High at 101st Homecomin g Even a live television broadcast of a 45-21 Homecoming game loss to Northeast Louisiana University couldn ' t dampen the spirits of Nor. thwestern ' s 101st Homecoming celebration. Homecoming Queen Theresa Guillory of New Orleans reigned over a week of high excitement and en- thusiasm for students and faculty alike. On Monday the SAB sponsered an air band contest, which left Kappa Sigma and Phi Mu ' s rendition of " We Are The World " as the winning entry. Taking second and third places were two Kappa Alpha bands, " The Fat Boys " and the " Orgasmics. " " Although there were not as many bands competing this year, the tur- nout and crowd participation were great, " said SAB member Rhonda Wilson. The Homecoming Court was presented at the well-attended Friday pep rally. In addition to Guillory, Nor- thwestern ' s court consisted of Reatha Cole, Michaela Sampite, Yevette Jor- dan, Patti Smiley, Rachel Heider, Amy Whitford, Tammy Collins and Melissa Hightower. On Saturday morning spirits were high as the Homecoming parade drew students and Natchitoches residents to line Jefferson Street. Phi Mu ' s polka-dotted truck took first place in the float contest. Sigma Sigma Sigma was second with their " Smooth Sailing with The Demons " entry and third place was taken by Phi Mu s prepare for the start of the parade. Their float was selected by the judges as the best entry. the Phi Bubba ' s of the BSG. Over 11,000 fans crowded into Turpin Sadium on Saturday night to view Northwestern ' s defeat by the powerful NLG Indians. " They (NLCI) whipped us, " admit- ted head coach Sam Goodwin, after the game. " They hurt us in every way. " But the Indian ambush stood alone as a bad part of a good week of Homecoming fun. " It sure is a good looking court, " remarked one student as the Homecoming court was once again presented at halftime. Also highlighting the game was the Spirit of Northwestern Demon Band, which kept enthusiasm high and fans hopeful. " Well, we didn ' t win, " observed stu- dent Joe Lusk, " but we sure had fun and that ' s what it ' s all about. " Phi Bubba s Joey Hartley, Scott Davis and Daniel Anderson ride a red convertible in the Homecoming parade. The Phi Bubba ' s float won third place. 70 Homecoming Queen Theresa Guillory of New Orleans is escorted by her brother as the Homecoming court is presented during halftime. Reigning over Northwestern ' s Wist Homecoming, the court included Reatha Cole, Michaela Sampite, Yeuette Jordan, Patti Smiley, Queen Theresa Guillory, Rachel Heider, Amy Whitford, Tammy Collins and Melissa Hightower. far left: Vic the Demon cheers Northwestern fans who turned out for the Homecoming parade. left: Richard Mangum and Chuck Shaw watch intently as the Demons make an ex- tra point. Homecoming 71 McNeill wins talent and people ' s choice Bailey Prevails At LOB r? " You never get a second chance to make a good first impression, " said Chrissey Bailey as she strolled across the stage on her way to becoming the 1985 Miss Lady of the Bracelet. The 1985 Miss LOB. Chrissey Bailey, poses for a publicity shot for the Miss Louisiana pageant. 72 Lady of the Bracelet Crowning Chrissey Bailey are Camille Hawthorne and retiring Miss LOB, Elycia Graham. Chrissey flashes a winning smile in the swimsuit competition. ft Chrissey. a 19-year-old sophomore from Natchitoches, said that winning the LOB pageant was one of the hap- piest moments of her life. " Winning a beauty pageant is like every girl ' s dream come true. " But it was certainly no dream when she was crowned on March 22 by the 1984 Miss LOB. Ely cia Graham. " I feel like I ' ve grown up a lot al- ready, " said Miss Bailey. " Winning the Miss LOB title has made me work bet- ter with people. " Becoming Lady of the Bracelet meant that I would be a part of NSCI for the rest of my life, and I was very proud that I could represent Northwestern. " Chrissey said that being in the LOB pageant " accomplished a life-time goal of mine to be able to speak in front of an audience. " In the talent competition, Chrissey managed to dance her way into the hearts of judges Terry Mason, Pat Du- gas, Mike McMahan, Joanne Swearin- gen, and Sue Lacour. She performed a jazz routine to the Pointer Sister ' s hit song " Jump. " " I picked that song because the mu- sic is very energetic, and it was a song that the audience knew. " Bonnie McNeill won the audience ' s favor with her rendition fo " Art Is Call- ing for Me, " a song first made famous by Metropolitan Opera star, Beverly Sills. Bonnie ' s performance carried her to a victory in the talent competition and the People ' s Choice Awards. Chrissey, having won the swimsuit competition was one event ahead of her fellow contestants, Bonnie McNeill, Robin Gunter, Delisa Chance, Kim Sla- ton, Cindy Bordelon, Francine Sibille, and Yevette Jordan. Miss Jordan, winner of the first run- ner-up title, claimed the Miss Conge- niality award for the second straight year. Bonnie McNeill performs her talent competition winning song, " Art Is Calling for Me. " Spread by Pat Wyatt Pageant coordinator Rhonda Wilson receives thanks from Mistress of Ceremonies Anita Whitaker, and former Miss LOB, Lesa Hatley. Giving Chrissey warm congratulations are her mother and father. Mr. and Mrs. George Bailey. " Being Lady of the Bracelet meant that I would be a part of NSC for the rest of my life. " Presiding over the ceremonies was the 1984 Miss Louisiana title holer. Anita Whitaker. Miss Whitaker, a pro- fessional model for Geoffrey Beene of New York, thrilled the audience when she sang " I ' ll Never Love this Way Again, " and " New York. New York. " Lesa Hatley, the 1983 Miss LOB. and Harlan Harvey, a professional mo- del, added to the pageant ' s theme. " A Night on Broadway. " by singing such Broadway standards as " After Yor ' re Gone, " " Cry Me a River, " and " Hit Me with a Hot Note. " Rhonda Wilson, executive producer of the pageant, was presented with a bouquet of flowers by Lesa Hatley from the Student Activities Board, the spon- sor of the event. Miss Wilson was thanked for doing such an excellent job with the pageant in the short time she had to complete lace in the top ten, I felt I had worked hard and was a win- ner anyway. " said Miss Bailey. " Some of those girls are pros they know exact- ly what to do, this was only my first time. " What are Chrissey Bailey ' s plans for the future? " I take life one day at a time. I like the pageant life and I would like to compete in the Miss Louisiana pageant again. I don ' t know what I ' ll be doing for certain in the future, but I know I ' ll be living life to its fullest. " Lady of the Bracelet 73 The Fair is always a fun occasion, but the throngs of clowns and Shriners made the event even happier. Pictured is one of the El Karubah clowns at the Louisiana State Fair in Shreveport, where the Demons met Louisiana Tech Univer- sity on the football field for the 49th year. Northwestern mascot " Vic " (Victory) the Demon waves to the crowd upon entering Independence Stadium for " the big game. " Vic joined " Champ " the Bulldog in playful skits throughout the game. The State Fair queens from the two par- ticipating universities kiss Shreveport mayor John fiussey during pre-game festivities. Kissing the mayor are S ianna Felts of Louisiana Tech and Northwestern queen Monica Lee. 1 985 State Fair Court Monica Lee, Queen LaDonna Banks Mary Ann Bishop Christy Dickey Annette Marler Cindy McAbee Teressa Thomas SuSu Williamson Rhonda Leydecker 74 £ SOS aS 0$ sa mg. Techs Bulldogs clobber NSCI again at State Fair The week before the State Fair Classic are seven of the happiest, most remembered days of the year, with parties, events, and cries of " Wreck Tech. " The days following the game are increasingly sour, however. Why? Louisiana Tech continues to dominate the Demon football team at the annual grudge match. The 1985 matchup was no ex- ception. The Top Ten-ranked Bulldogs humbled the hapless Demons, 33-17, to hand NSU its fourteenth State Fair Classic loss in fifteen years. The team didn ' t win, but thousands of students nevertheless made the one-hour trip to Shreveport...and had fun. Nor- thwestern again won many contests and events at Rally in the Alley in Shreve Square, and spots such as The Cadillac Grill and Stars were alive with purple-clad fans. There were also many fun events planned during the week prior to the game, as the " Burning of the Bulldog " pep rally and the SGA ' s midnight breakfast (at 1 1 p.m.) highlighted the week. Enthusiasm was high entering the game, despite Tech ' s 6-2 record and NSU ' s 2-5 mark. Not all was lost at the game, though. The Spirit of Northwestern Marching Band " easily " whipped the Tech marching band, or at least ac- cording to most Northwestern fans. And even a few Bulldog faithful agreed. After the game, there was renew- ed talk of dropping the State Fair game and returning to a home-and- home matchup with Tech because the Classic has lost the intensity it once had. But for the time being, that elusive State Fair victory flag re- mains where it ' s been for years. ..in Ruston. The big slide is annually one of the State Fair ' s main attractions, and three Natchitoches youth took time to try it out before cheering on the Demons at the game. Louis Hyams and Lynn Lindsey talk about old times during one of 1 985s tailgate parties. Kevin Hopkins and Fred Howell share a laugh while enjoy- ing the food at the Northeast Louisiana game ' s TNT party. The Demons lost their homecoming game thai night, 45-21 , to give the Indians bragging rights for the next year. Tonya Digirolamo and her sister Sonya. a uisitor from Nicholls State University, enjoy the live music at the Stephen F. Austin tailgate party. The Northwestern loss, 1910, gave SFA the GSC ti- tle along with Sam Houston State. 76 Demon Dynamite TNT unfa Guy Cloutier and Wade Desemar at- tempt to figure out what just flew into Guy ' s beer. Demon Dynamite provides excitement as students get Eemon football didn ' t do as well as many people expected in 1985, and perhaps it was because of the team ' s 3-8 record that attenance was down at the Demon Dynamite football promotions. The program, which kicked off to large crowds and good reviews in the season before, drew much smaller crowds and at- tracted less attention. Nevertheless, several hundred football fans showed up before each home football game to drink, eat, and " get fired up " for that night ' s clash in Turpin Stadium. " Oh well, I don ' t care how many people show up, " commented Dale Williamson. " Fewer people just means there ' s more beer for me! " Athletic officials were pleased with the attendance at events prior to the opening game with top-ranked Arkansas State, but even by the time the Demons were headed into their midseason date with archrival Nor- theast Louisiana, only a handful of people participated. Even with the decline in atten- dance, though, the department was pleased overall. Nan Holmes, athletic coordinator, said " we had prizes and giveaways for every event. Everyone seemed to enjoy it again this year. " Demon Dynamite was divided into several activities: the " Blast " intramural games, the " Blowout " pep rally and Union Station entertainment, and the " TNT " , or " Tailgatin ' ' N Turpin. " The Union Station events were popular all season, as students gathered with inten- tions of drinking a few beers and cheering at the pep rally following the show. Most made it out the door, however, leaving small crowds, sometimes fewer than 100, at pep rallies. The subtheme for 1985, " Screamin ' Demons, " was also promoted, and several screaming contests were conducted. Some even made it to the local airwaves on radio stations KNOC and KDBH. Cheerleaders Tammy Collins, Scott Repp, and Brenda Goleman ride on a truck through the crowds .it the Homecom- ing (us. NLCI) TNT activities. Highway 1 becomes a navigable nightmare Shift Stout ien one speaks of " The Strip, " most , people will think he ' s talking about the Sunset Strip in California, or " maybe the strip of casinos in Las Vegas or Atlantic City, or even the famous Miracle Strip in Florida. If the person is from Natchitoches or goes to Northwestern, however, he ' s pro- bably talking about the piece of concrete known as Louisiana Highway 1 running from Keyser Avenue to Wal-Mart and the Coke Plant. And this strip is popular, just like all the others. On weekend nights, navigation in east Natchitoches is impossible due to the amount of " cruisers " on the strip. A large percentage of Natchitoches Central and St. Mary ' s high schools drive up and down, up and down, up and down, etc. The Strip is the biggest high school social scene in the city. The typical route is to start at the A P . or Dixie Plaza parking lots, take 30 minutes to go 1 mile, turn around in the huge Wal-Mart parking lot, and go back. And repeat the same thing several times. Of course, on Friday night, it doesn ' t do much for irate NSG students or townspeo- ple who simply want to make it in and out of McDonald ' s alive. But despite the citizens ' complaints for more police in- volvement, the Strip remains a traffic jam on weekend nights. A few student-oriented businesses are located on the highway, too, adding to the confusion on Fridays and Saturdays. Maggio ' s and Shamrocks, two drive- through liquor establishments; always have long lines of cars with NSG parking stickers on them in line at night. Both have become local college traditions, although A A Western Store on the corner of Keyser Auenue and LA 1 bums in a December fire. The building was totally destroyed, and a small corner shopping center ' is set to be built at the site. the more-popular Maggio ' s forced Shamrocks to close in February, 1986. A Frosty Factory outlet is expected to replace the Shamrock drive-through win- dow by summer. Nevertheless, the Shamrock restaurant is still considered " the nice place to take a date. " Many fast food places are located on Highway 1, including McDonald ' s, Ken- tucky Fried Chicken, Mr. Gatti ' s, Sonic, Pizza Inn, Bonanza, and many others. The Louisiana Highway 1 " Strip " at night. The long lines of " cmising " high school students consistently ag- gravate older NSCJ students and town citizens. ■Ml A bartender at Shamrocks mixes a drink for one of his customers. Shamrocks bar and restaurant is con- sidered one of the nicer places to take a date in Natchitoches. Two Tri-Sigma sorority members wash cars at one of the Strip s businesses to raise money. Car and win- dow washes were constantly being held on the highway by uarious campus groups. I he. SV With the four-screen Parkway Cinema open- ing in 1984, movie-going became as popular in Nat- chitoches as it is around the nation. The theatre ' s attendance in 1985 was also helped out by several " blockbuster movies, " including ones starring Eddie Murphy, Sylvester Stallone, and (so what ' s new?) Roger Moore. Beverly Hills Cop was the unex- pected top grossing movie of the year, and placed in the top ten money-makers of all time. Eddie Murphy stars as a Detroit police of- ficer who goes to Los Angeles to in- vestigate the recent murder of an old friend, and of course gets into trou- ble nearly the entire time. The film continued Murphy ' s hot streak, as 48 Hours and Trading Places were also smash hits. It was obviously his year in 1985, as he even hit the Top Ten with the single Party All the Time. . Murphy did very well in ' 85, but Sylvester Stallone came close. His Rambo character of First Blood came back for more in Rambo: First Blood Part II and challenged Beverly Hills Cop for the top grossing film of the year. Stallone followed his Rambo suc- cess with another " American hero " character, Rocky Balboa, in Rocky IV, released in December. In this fourth episode, Balboa travels to Moscow to meet Ivan Drago, the Russian boxer who killed his best friend, Apollo Creed. 80 Movies Rock star Sting made his mark in 1 985 not only on the world music charts, but on the silver screen as well. After debuting in Dune, he starred as Dr. Frankenstein in The Bride, in which he co-starred with Jennifer Beals of Flashdance fame. Mikhail Baryshnikov and Gregory Hines star- red in White Nights, a film set in the USSR. Judge Relnhold starred in Off Beat after an sup- porting role in the smash Beverly Hills Cop. While it may not seem like it, it ' s been 10 years since Rocky, when Balboa and Creed were bitter enemies. Times change, obviously. In 1984, young people across the country flocked to the theatres to see The Breakfast Club, a film about a Saturday morning high school detention group. In 1985, they returned to the theatre, this time to view St. Elmo ' s Fire, the story of seven recently-graduated yuppies. Aided by John Parr ' s smash hit title song, the movie quickly became a hit. Even though Roger Moore is well over fifty, he returned to the silver screen for the umpteenth James Bond film, A View to A Kill, loosely based on an Ian Fleming short story. Co-starring Christopher Walken and new wave singer Grace Jones as the bad guys, the movie made over $100 million. Of course, Bond saves the world again... Steven Spielberg stayed busy in 1985, as his creations Goonies, Gremlins, and The Color Purple were among the nation ' s top films. The latter was Spielberg ' s first attempt at a dramatic story, and starred an all- black cast. Cher returned to the screen after a successful portrayal of the title character in 1983 ' s Silkwood by starr- ing in Mask, the story of a woman ' s determination to be a good mother for her horribly-deformed son. Mask was one of the year ' s most critically- acclaimed motion pictures. Another critics ' choice was Out of Africa, starring Robert Redford and Meryl Streep. Based on a true story of a Danish countess living on an African farm during World War I, the film was a Christmas blockbuster. While World War I was a focus of Out of Africa, it was the future, or World War 111, that provided the basis for Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, the sequel to The Road Warrior and third in the Mad Max series. In this post-holocaust world, Mel Gibson and a group of children battle the evil ruler of a town, portrayed by rock star Tina Turner. Of course, 1985 has it ' s share of duds, too. Most people would pro- bably rather forget about Rhinestone, Pale Rider, Silverado. Porky ' s Revenge, Police Academy II, and (ahem) Friday the 13th Part Five when reminiscing about the year ' s motion pictures. But then again, who knows? Rutger Bauer and Matthew Broderick teamed up in the Warner Bros, release Ladyhawke. released in February. 1 985. The film was describ- ed by the studio as a " magical, mysterious adven- ture. " Movies 81 University ' s new computer system alleviates most registration pains The University ' s long-awaited computerized registration finally materialized in 1985, much to the delight of thousands of stu dents, faculty, and staff members. In the past, students trekked to the Coliseum to pull class cards and wait in long lines. With the advent of the new registration system, students now register directly on the computer. Of course, the long lines were still present, but students didn ' t seem to mind as much. " At least with the new system I know which classes are full before I attempt to register, " said Babatunde Obayan. " Last year I ended up making schedule changes several times. Besides, I ' d rather wait in one line than many small ones. " The system went on-line in the summer, and by spring most problems had been corrected. The process was simplified to include just five steps: filling out the course request card (with alternate section numbers and courses), getting an adviser ' s signature, getting the dean ' s signature, actual registration at a computer ter- minal, and fee payment. While the new system was advanced enough for nearly every campus office a student could possibly owe to place a " hold " on his her records, it could not speed up certain offices. Financial Aid was the main target of student complaints, as bookstore credits were discon- tinued and refund checks took up to six weeks. Terry Faust, director of financial aid, said that although problems do still exist, this new system is much better. " I think we had fewer problems at registra- tion than ever before, " he said. " It ' ll just take time. " Last year, long waits were caused at registration partly by the lack of pre-registration, which was cancell- ed because of the switching of computer systems and software. Advanced registration returned this year, and students who utilized it sometimes took only 10 minutes to pay fees. Enrollment declined for all three 1985-86 semesters. The sagging figures were attributed to the decline of the Professional Improvement Program for teachers and uneasiness over the proposed transfer of NSCI into the LSG system. TOP: A registration worker giues senior Gil Harrison directions during Northwestern ' s new (and often confused) registration. Signing up for classes by computer quickly identifies problems in student schedules, and two Registrar ' s Office employees look over such a problem during spring registration. 82 Registration Johnnie Mallory of the College of Arts and Sciences makes a phone call to check on the availability of some of her college ' s classes. The dean ' s offices were often very liuely spots during registration, as students came to check to see which classes were full. A terminal operator goes over a student ' s schedule with her. While lines getting onto a computer were sometimes long, the wait was generally much less than in years past. One of the most painful parts of registration is, of course, the cashier ' s table. Many students found themselves making checks of up to $2,000 payable to " Northwestern State University. " Registration 83 One of the 5, 600 students who registered during the fall semester gets her change due from registration. Rose Tauzin of the College of Education and Behauioral Sciences goes over a student ' s schedule with him. To many students, the dean s secretaries were " heauen sent. " 1 84 Registration Taking a few minutes to sit down in Kyser Hall and rework your schedule was not uncommon dur- ing registration, as demonstrated by Chris DeBlieux and Julie Cox. Kim Hebert takes a few minutes for a breather after buying textbooks at the Univer- sity Bookstore as she watches the crowds in the Union lobby. n Registration was really easy for me. I walked right through. It did seem that there was more organiza- tion, but some advisers still sent students to the wrong place for drop adds. -Lisa Lawson It was a great improvement and lots of people said good things about it. I was pleased. --Lola Boone Registration in the spring was much better than in the fall, but we ' re still short of our goal of com- puterized registration. We hope to have that on line by summer or fall. --Terry Faust Director of Financial Aid It ' s finally becoming what it should be. The bugs are getting worked out. Northwestern has been behind the times for a long time, but now I think we ' re egual or better than everyone else. I ' ve been very impressed so far. -Greg Shoalmi re This new process is coming along smoothly, and the spring was very efficient. The fall, though, was rough even for those students who had already pre- registered. -Rachel Heider never saw the Kyser Hall part of registration, but changes from fall to spring in the Union seemed like night and day. There seemed to be less frustration and aggravation. -Fred Bosarge Dean of Students Registration still took me several hours since I had not pre-registered. I realize now that was my own fault. Believe me, I ' ll do it from now on. Some of my pre-registered friends made it through the lines in less than 30 minutes. -Sharon Creel While relaxing after just completing registration. Richie Trum enjoys a Coke from the Union Junction cafeteria. 19 Registration 85 Some students agree that getting involved in college means experiencing Dorm Life " notebooks, pencils, and lunch boxes are all necessities for someone starting school for the first time. The first day of school is a big adjustment for a small child and is one of the first steps towards growing up. " Ironing boards, stereos, and refrig- erators are the necessities now. Mov- ing into the dorm is a step towards adjusting to college life. " Diana Gratten " Everyone has their own opinion of dormitory life. Some people automati- cally snub their nose when the word ' dorm ' is mentioned in their presence. Others remember the claustrophobic feeling they had while living in the close quarters of a residence hall, and other people like myself, smile and softly chuckle when the memorable an- tics of dormitory life are remembered. " Elizabeth Lyle Missey Figueron chats with a fnena " I have always enjoyed dormitory life because it provides me with a co- coon from worries such as utility bills and cooking, but most importantly it gives me easy access to all the univer- sity ' s facilities such as the weight room and jogging track. In other words — it is home away from home. " I have come to enjoy such luxuries like staying in the shower ' till I might ' drown ' and also leaving the radio on for three months straight. Where else can one live without knowing the switch that turns off the air condition- er? " Babatunde Obayan Jay Reynolds. Ken Stephens, and Steve Warren jam to a Van Halen tune in Rapides Halij Brad Corville and Brian Bobb spend an afternoon sitting on top of Rapides Hall 86 Dorm Life £ ?l d Dan Kratz packs in Rapides Hall Patti Smiley and Cathy Jackson posee with David Lee Roth in Natchitoches Hall Damian Montelaro " I feel that living in a dorm is the only way to become a real part of col- lege. You are aware of what is happen- ing at college and able to go, because your home is here. You also meet more people than those who leave before dark. In my opinion, we who live in the dorm have an extreme advantage over those who commute. " Man Goss Natchitoches Hall residents Reatha Cole. Melinda Adkins and Sarah Helken share the events of the day with each other " Being on your toes is the key to being a ' happy camper ' while living in the girls dormitory. Just remember to follow a few golden rules and life should be pleasant, if not enjoyable. " Always, when in the shower, listen carefully for someone to yell ' FLUSH! ' and then quickly step from under the water. Failure to do so could result in blistered skin. I might also add that this is a good tool for revenge. " Reatha Cole Dorm Life 87 Folk Festival Boasts Largest Crowd Ever with Quilting, Cowboys and Cajun Bluegrass Bands " Music always comes first and food second. " was the response that many tourists gave when asked what they liked about the sixth annual Natchi- toches Folk Festival held in Prather Coliseum July 19-21. " There was a kind of smoothness in the music. It wasn ' t really good or bad, but it was on a very professional level for folk music. " said Dr. Donald Hat- ley, director of the Louisiana Folklife Center. Featured entertainers included Had- ley Castille and his Cajun Grass Band, the locally known Interdenominational Choir, the Hackberry Ramblers, who have been together since the 1930 ' s, and the road show cast of the Louisi- ana Hayride. Of the many exhibits on display, which ranged from quilting to boot making, the spinning wheel used for making thread proved to be a favorite attraction for tourists. " It was used by most women on the frontier to make thread which could then be turned into cloth. By pumping the pedal on the spinning wheel the cotton feeds onto the bobbin where the strands are twisted into actual thread, " said Hatley. Hatley pointed out that most of the actual work on the festival is done by student workers throughout the year, and that during the actual festival the work is contracted out. Hatley is also glad to see that " more teachers and organizations are beginning to use the festival to attract people to this campus and the surrounding communi- ty. " Attendance for the 1985 festival was up over the previous two years by twenty percent. Hatley feels that this is a good sign as the festival goes into its seventh year in 1986. The 1986 festival will high- light the hunting and fishing industries. Hatley plans to cover three impor- tant aspects of hunting and fishing: conservation, recreation, and com- mercialization. " We ' re going to place heavy em- phasis on what we have to do to keep the large number of wild game that Louisiana has, " said Hatley. " We ' re also planning to try to con- tact some southern Louisiana fisher- men. They will help to emphasize the historical importance of hunting and fishing in Louisiana. " One of the Los Adaes quilters shows the careful stitching required in quilting. Mearl Byles feeds the cotton fiber on to the spinning wheel used for making thread. MATTCCWOC tE FOLK FESTIVAL Jack Reed carefully places an intricate design on the leather he uses in boot making. 88 Folk Festival all photos by Pat Wyat he Hackberry Ramblers, have been together since le 1930 ' s, perform at the Sunday music show. Tom Rehman demonstrates the art of making Caddo Indian pottery. The Los Adaes Quilters highlight the festival with a folk art of days gone by. " More teachers and organizations are beginning to use the festival to attract people to this campus and the surrounding communi- ty " Dr. Donald Hatlcy. Director of the Louisiana Folklife Center he interdenominational choir draws a large crowd for their somber Isrformance. Folk Festival 89 As the days of King Arthur ' s Camelot return, knights and ladies fair assemble to celebrate for ' One Brief Shining Moment " The glories of King Arthur ' s Camelot, its valiant knights of the round table and beautiful maidens of castles high . . . the excietment of Elizabeth ' s Eng- land, its disdainful ladies and lovesick fops . . . That ' s how Joseph Johnson, director, describes the annual Northwest Louisiana Medieval-Renais- sance Fesitval, which was held in March. The festival, which ran for a week, featured vid- eotapes, films and panel discussions about medi- eval times. The highlight of the festival was the well-attended Renaissance Fair. " Everyone enjoyed witch dunking, " said Johnson, associate professor of English. " The tugs-of-war were popular, and the horsemanship exhibitions were excellent. " The second annual fair was sponsored by the Council of Ye ' Revels, a chartered university organi- zation. " The Council is open to all students, " he said. " It has been given its own budget, which indicates a good bit of administrative s upport. " Johnson describes the fair as a " student attrac- tion, not one designed for tourists. " Over a three-day period approximately 60 people were taken back to the times of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. Mock tournaments of joust, displays of honor, shows of magic and rounds of dancing were presented by the Society for Cre- ative Anachronisms, an organization of Medieval enthusiasts. All through the week jesters could be seen and heard spreading mirth across the campus, causing misrule and dismissing classes. Merchants, entertainers, food vendors, monks and royalty abounded as students turned out on the lawn of the old President ' s Home to " learn about the Renaissance period by seeing interesting peo- ple, colorful costumes and games that were played in Renaissance times. " " Renaissance fairs were a time of celebration, " Johnson continued. " Much like the county fairs and state fairs are today. " Johnson said that he was quite pleased with the turnout and participation in the fair. With a better array of food, more knights, ladies anditoches Par- ish residents a real-life look to the past. " We need more student involvement, " Johnson said, " if it is going to remain a student event. " We learned from the Festival and the Fair last year, " he concluded " But we are still learning, still experimenting, still improving. " top Joseph Johnson, director of the Renaissance Festival and Fair, receives a pie in the face from jesters who provoked the jocularity of the times. bottom: A medieval band entertains students and local citizens who turned out to learn and experience medieval life. 90 Renaissance Fair Proving that she is no lady in distress. ' a member of Society for Creative Anachronisms demonstrates various games of horsemanship. Knights, ladies, royalty and monks alike participate in tugof war. one of the Fair s most popular a tivities Renaissance Fair 91 RIGHT: Zoology senior Coy Gammage of Nat- chitoches takes a nap in the Addition uideo room. Gammage was one of many students who took ad- vantage of the facility. Guys and Gab hair salon has a steady booking of col- lege students and faculty members. The salon, located on the street level of the Student Union, moved in 1 985 from a back hallway to the front of the building, facing Nat- chitoches residence hall. When the hustle and bustle of a large lunch crowd dies down, the Union cafeteria becomes a good study spot. Here, a student takes time to work on class assignments amidst the turned-over chairs in the background, a sign the cafeteria is preparing to close for the day. Jackie Cotton of Career Planning and Placement looks over a student ' s resume. Placement was just one of several student-oriented offices located in the Student Union. 92 Student Union In Celebrate of College uoiiejfaltf f f wBsn The Hustle and Bustle The Union remains the center of campus life at Northwestern University publications list the Student Union building as the " living room of the campus. " While some students may scoff at this, it seems to be true, as the majority of Natchitoches campus students use the Student Union at least once per day. Of course, the most used part of the building is the Union Junction cafeteria. Run by the campus food service, the Union din- ing area serves mainly upperclassmen and commuters. " Since I live at home, I eat lunch or grab a Coke in the Union, " says freshman Keith Vercher of Matchitoches. " It ' s about the same price as Burger King and it ' s where my friends are, so why not? " Another travelled area in the building is the University Bookstore on the ground level. Like the cafeteria, the bookstore feels their prices are competitive with local merchants. " Our prices are the same as or very close to Matchitoches businesses, " according to Darlene Rachal, director of the bookstore. " Of course, we have little choice as far as textbooks go. They ' re just expensive everywhere. On everything else we constant- •v make price checks with Pat ' s Economy a. id similar stores to make sure we ' re not out of line. " In 1985 the Student Union ceased opera- tion of the Bowling Alley, simply because of it ' s poor condition and lack of use. Accor- ding to Camille Hawthorne, director of stu- dent organizations, the SAB is looking into renovating the area. " Maybe we can use it as an alternative to the large Ballroom for dances, etc., " she said. " It will take a lot of money, though. " Guys and Gals is a private enterprise that rents space in the building, and it remains a campus favorite. " It ' s just so convenient, says freshman Keith Colquette from Mansfield. " They do good work and their prices aren ' t ridiculous. " A popular TV room. The Addition, runs videos throughout the school day. While primarily designed for commuting students. The Addition is increasingly used by resident students. The vast majority of the Student Union is tied up with meeting rooms and office space, including the offices of SGA. SAB. the Dean of Students. Residential Life, Career Planning and Placement, and PFM. The Union Junction cafeteria serves several hun- dred upperclassmen and commuters daily. Students could purchase anything from Cokes to candy to Athenian gyro sandwiches. Student Union 93 Just like Mikey on TV commercials... Excerpt from a weekly phone call from a daughter at college: " Are you eating well? " " Yes, Mom. " " Are you sure? " " Of course I ' m sure, Mom. Would I lie to you? " " Yes. " " Well, that ' s beside the point. Would you like a list of everything 1 have consumed over the last week? " " Now, don ' t you get smart. I ' m just worried about you. " Surprisingly, parent need not be when their children go away to school and live off campus. A large number of them eat as well, if not better, than they did while at home. " I really taught myself to cook. Both of my parents worked, so if I was hungry, I was the one who had to do something about it, " said Terri, a junior primary education major from Fordyce, Arkansas. " I was raised with a plate of meat and vegetables set down in front of me; maybe a sweet for dessert or ice cream, but no junk food. Mama would slap us silly if she caught us with our hand in the cookie jar, so to speak, " she continued. Terri shares her apartment with Katy, a sophomore business major form upstate New York. " When Katy cooks, you can bet it ' s a date with Chef Boyardee. My room- mate makes stale bread and water look good, " Terri said. " Granny never let me near the kitchen, " Katy replied. " She had this paranoia that I was going to burn down the house. Then when I came down here, I stayed with my aunt for a year. Well, she treated me like one of her own, and that included feeding me. I never had to think about what I was eating. But when I moved out on my own, I couldn ' t believe how much work it all is. It ' s easier to open a can of raviolis. " Terri frowned. " I guess it (eating habits) kind of rubbed off on me, because unless I have meat and some type of vegetable to go with it, I feel I haven ' t eaten well. How she can eat that stuff in a can I ' ll never know. " " I know, I know, it ' s full of preser- vatives and it ' ll give you cancer, " argued Katy. " But what doesn ' t cause cancer nowadays? At least we know Burger King will never go out of business as long as I ' m in Natchitoches. " Byron, on the other hand, a senior business administration major from Lake Charles, Louisiana knows the values of good cooking. His kitchen shelves epitomize the all American pantry-everything from French cut string beans to a spare can of hot cocoa mix. And his freezer is well stocked, too. Chicken parts and ground beef, careful- ly wrapped for individual servings, line the shelves of his frost-free Frigidaire. " The apartment might not be the cleanest, but I ' ll never starve, " he smiled. He prides himself in knowing how to make his own roux without burning it, but stresses that he ' s not too proud. " I ' ll accept any homecooked food. If I can ' t eat it now I ' ll freeze it. " When questioned about Katy ' s eating habits, he responded, " Sure everybody goes on food binges-pizza from Domino ' s, a 3 4 pound bag of M M ' s, a frosty from Wendy ' s; but sooner or later you get sick of that garbage and actually want something nutritious. " If Katy rooms with Terri long enough, she may be a gourmet cook by the time she completes college. As for now, she cooks the meals on her designated days. " When I ' m supposed to cook, I try to prepare a balanced meal. The closest I ' ve come is hamburgers and french fries. " (Katy is quick to note that she peeled and sliced the potatoes herself). " Katy does try; I ' ll grant her that much. I think she needs a lot more prac- tice at it, but she ' s on the right track. After all, I ' m still alive, " Terri siqhed. ., i . -Kathy Jenney 94 Eating jive it to students... They 7 Eat (Almost) Mothers will worry, preach, and cook, but the college student will ultimately form his own eating habits, good or bad. Living at home sometimes has a direct relation to the balanced diet of a college student. Says Jerry, a freshman living at home, " I usually eat three meals a day and snack some after school. There is always something to eat at home. And Mom has always believ- ed in good old nutritious food. " Lisa, who is also a freshman living at home, eats " whatever Mom cooks. The last couple of days we ' ve had the basic stuff, hamburgers, hot dogs, meat loaf. " It seems obvious, that when Mom is around, so are the meals! However, some students who live in dormitories have also established fairly good eating Anything! f habits, when the food is made available. Jill, a sophomore from New Orleans, eats breakfast, lunch and sup- per. " I have a meal ticket, and it ' s there, so why not? The dining hall sometimes has good food. I guess it ' s nutritious, " she says. Don, a freshman from Shreveport, enjoys the dining hall but often feels the need to supplement that with Wendy ' s or Mr. Gatti ' s. I just sometimes feel that I don ' t get enough to eat, " says Don, " and I certainly eat more than three meals a day! " While it is apparent that some students living at home and in the dorms do get the proper amount and types of food, on the other hand many do not. Debbie, a senior living with her parent and sisters, often goes without eating breakfast or lunch. " I simply don ' t have time, " she says. " I go from school straight to work and when I get home sometimes I really don ' t feel like eating. I will pick up a hamburger so I don ' t starve or anything. " And then there are those who don ' t live on campus. Linda, who has her own apartment off campus, has three Tabs in her refrigerator. " I try to get a salad at Wendy ' s and I eat popcorn and Red Hots at the theater where I work. And I do go eat with my parents sometimes. I really don ' t feel like I get proper nutri- tion, but it helps me keep my weight down! " So some college students really have a problem. Many are not getting the proper amount of red meats and vitamins. And they say they can live without Mom? Proper nutrition is something many people learn late in life and college is a good time to get into the habit of giv- ing your body the fuel it needs. ■Craig Scott I dtmg 95 Linda Bogolin adds up the prices of her textbooks for the spring semester. It was not uncommon for northwestern students to spend between $ 1 50- $200 for books and supplies. Valerie Salter checks her schedule to make sure she has all necessary textbooks. AI1I IVIAL SU L- ' ICOLTUP Freshman Liz Jar vis and her father visit the University Bookstore during registration ' s an- nual ritual... buying textbooks. Helping them out is cashier Rose Matthews. m J J % ' f | " 96 Bookstore The University Bookstore offers everything from dead sharks to flashy Northwestern sweats as They ' ve g ot it all c hanges were few and far between at the University Bookstore in 1985, but director Darlene Rachal is very pleas- ed with the store ' s operation. " We ' ve kept all the services we ' ve of- fered for years, plus we ' ve added some new ones, " she said. " For example, we began to accept Visa and Mastercard, and we added a book buy-back to the beginning of each semester, instead of just before final exams. " Rachal said sometimes the bookstore is blamed for things out of her control, such as the discontinuation of bookstore credits for Pell Grant students or the fact that most teachers change textbooks every year or so. " I ' ve been here 15 years and most teachers still change books every couple of years. We just order books they tell us to order, " she said, adding that " Financial Aid changed the bookstore credit policy because of the new computer system, " although she still does credits for some athletes and band members. " If a student is waiting on a check and can ' t buy books, we still help him out by sending him to (assistant dean of students) Sam Smith ' s office to get a short-term loan, " said Rachal. Sweatshirts have been the hottest item in the University Bookstore this year, she said, although required school supplies, can- dy and bubblegum, film processing, and Greek-letter items also do well. Next year, Rachal sees the trend as being clothes in loud, flashy colors. " A couple of years ago everyone wanted sweaters for " the preppy look. " This year it ' s sweats and baggy clothes. My salesmen say next year it ' ll be wild colors, " she said, ad- ding that " purple and orange are pretty wild themselves, so a lot of wild clothes will be in school colors. " Rachal added that while the University Bookstore is a traditional college store, it does have some strange things. " You can even come in here and buy zoology lab animals, such as dead cats or shark halves. " she said. " But they ' ll ship it to you, not to me! " TOP: Danny Seymour tine ' s Day card al the (Jniuer. s for that pi jkstore. LEFT: Despite the fact that fries students are no longer allowed bookstore credits, student athletes and some bund members are till giuen ' • privilege. University Bookstore 97 David Bennett pours a drink for a customer while working at Sassy s nightclub in the Holiday Inn. Formerly called The Fort, Sassy s opened in late 1 985 and immediately challenged The V- Zone and The Student Body as NSCI ' s premier nightclubs. Mike Kay and Mike Brown listen to a customer ' s comments while working at Antoon ' s Liquor Store on the Highway 1 Bypass. Antoon ' s ranked with Maggio ' s on the Strip as the most popular liquor store for students. Another Da y, Another Dollar When registration rolls around each semester and students are broke after paying over $1,500 to NSU, it becomes obvious to some: they need a job. And with the ever-increasing costs of a college education, more and more students are partially or fully working their way through school. The largest student employer in Natchitoches is, of course, Nor- thwestern. NSU employs several hun- dred students in capacities ranging from helpers at the equine center to programmers at the University Com- puter Center. Many of these positions are filled through College Work-Study federal funds. Students work an average of 23, 46, or 60 hours per month in the office of their choice, if possible. " I like working in the Graduate School, " said Maritza Milan. " We have a lot of student workers, so it ' s fun. Sometimes it can be boring do- Students find various jobs to help pay school expenses und ing file work, though. " Nice restaurants qet their share of ing file work, though. College nightspots also are a ma- jor employer. Many students work at Antoon ' s The Student Body, the Mariner Cove Lounge, The N-Zone, Sassy ' s, and other clubs in the area. " Positions " range from bartender to bouncer, and salaries can be enhanc- ed greatly by tips. " Tips keep us going, " said Student Body bartender Mike Sewell. " It real- ly helps to get that extra money at the end of a hard night ' s work. It ' s fun seeing all your friends out night after night, but it ' s bad when you have to deal with drunks. " Like most college towns in the na tion, Natchitoches is blessed with a host of fast food establishments, which rank high as another source of student employment. McDonald ' s ranks as probably the largest single restaurant employer, followed by Cot- ton Patch, Burger King, Farmer Brown ' s, etc. Nice restaurants get their share of students, too. Many employees of the Mariner and Shamrock ' s are students at the University. " Working at the Mariner was nice, " commented Betsy Lyle, " but I had to quit to go on to school in Shreveport. I liked working in a nice atmosphere. " Department and grocery stores, such as Beall-Ladymon, A P, and Wal-Mart, are also popular places for students to work. Most department store positions are for sales clerks, but students perform other jobs, too, such as bagboy, stocker, and even assistant manager. " I really like managing a store on weekends, " said Daniel Aydelott, manager of Troy ' s Super Foods in Winnfield. " Sometimes I ' d rather be in Natchitoches with my friends on a nice Saturday afternoon, but I do like making the money. " Dan Medltn takes money and acts as door- man at the Student Body nightclub. Student jobs 99 Unsuk Hall does leg extensions while adjusting the weight of the machine on the side. Like many students, Hall spends several hours a week exercising to keep in shape. Miss Lady of the Bracelet Chrlssey Bailey does squats during an exercise work-out ses- sion at the Body World Health Club in east Nat- chitoches. Bailey is one of a growing number of NSCJ women to work out with weights. Arm muscles get a workout as an tiSCI stu- dent exercises. Several repetitions of each in- dividual exercise are needed to " make your ef- forts show, " according to local enthusiasts. " No pain, no gain " they say. Body Talk NSCI students join national health and fitness craze Working out has become a new American obsession that ranks right up there with mom, baseball, and apple pie. Even in seemingly-remote small towns like Natchitoches, people are in on the current craze. In early 1985, the highly-successful Body World health club was challenged by a new " no frills " club, Back Alley Gym. Many Northwestern students con- tinued to patronize Body World, but a large following made their way to the competition. And some of them are pleased with their choice, even on their first visit. " At Body World you had to share time with the women. You had to memorize a schedule of when men could and couldn ' t work out, " said Tommy Wilson. " I ' m pleased with Back Alley, at least this first time, and I ' ll probably join. " " Besides, it ' s cheaper, " he added. Of course, Body World was still rank- ed highly on many students ' list of " Things to do today. " " Body World has a much nicer place than those other guys do, " said Nat- chitoches resident Roger Dansforth, who is not a member of either club but visits both occasionally with friends. " Sure, that ' s not everything, but I just like the atmosphere here. The sauna ' s great, too. " But like a growing number of people, Dansforth has his own " in-house " gym. " It ' s just a few weights, a bench, and an old calf machine, " he said, " but it gets the job done. " Aerobic, health, and weightlifting classes at Northwestern became in- creasingly popular, both to students who used them to fulfill P.E. re- quirements and to students just looking for a fun class. " I care about what I look like, so I work out, " said Rene Graves. " And the NSCI classes give me extra incentive to actually exercise. I don ' t mess with grades! " With an increasing number of students interested in good health and a good body, the future of exercise, at least at NSG and in Natchitoches, looks promising. ..and profitable. Dewayne LaCaze concentrates on his biceps whUe working out at Body World. Unsuk Hall and Connie Thlels take a break from weightlifting for a few simple exercises. mm Dr. Benjamin Spock Authors 40th edition of BABY AND CHILD CARE !B ringing v S aby " S enjamin Spock, pediatrician, activ- ist, and author of the best-selling baby and child care book, speaks to the NSCI community as a part of the Distin- guished Lecture Series on Wednesday, April 17. " Can our Society Be Saved? " is the scheduled presentation and Spock says we are facing one of our biggest societal problems in leading children to believe that the nuclear situation is creating a hopeless future. He feels we must coun- teract this gloomy image that we are projecting. We must assure our children that there is the chance for things to get better. Hand in hand with reassuring our children of a brighter future, parents must become active voices in bringing about this change. You can ' t become a good parent un- less you become more politically active. Write letters to the editor, demonstrate and encourage your children to become active, " says Spock. Violence on television is one source of futile gloom that pervades young psy- ches believes Spock. Spock endorses the theory that the more violence that is watched the more desensitized a person becomes towards violence. He projects that if youngsters are desensitized and they have the encouragement from tele- vision that violence is normal then they are more willing to accept violence as a normal part of life. " Don ' t allow your kids to watch vio- lence. I ' m not saying that they will turn into murderers, but maybe wifebeaters, or childbeaters, " says Spock. The role of grandparents in the family structure is the source of a great loss for our society according to Spock. We no longer do enough to make grandparents an active, important factor in our ex- tended family structure. Too often, grandparents are not looked upon as a source of great importance, value, and stability. Our mobile society has pushed aside the close contact that was once commonplace in the close knit security of the extended family structure. Spock believes we have lost an important an- choring source to our family structure with this removal of primary importance being given to grandparents. April 1985 marks the 40th anniversa- ry of DR. SPOCK ' S BABY AND CHILD CARE. For the first time Spock has a co- author. He is Michael B. Rothenberg, 58, a Seattle pediatrician and child psychia- trist. Rothenberg has agreed to periodical- ly update the book until the end of the century. When a former editor at Pocket Books The book we want doesn ' t have to very good. " first approached Spock in 1943 to put together a book on babies he said " The book we want doesn ' t have to be very good. " " That hit the spot, " recalls Spock. " The fact that he didn ' t say, ' We want the best dammed book in the world ' --- I figured. Why not take a try? " After 42 years and 30 million copies, DR. SPOCK ' S BABY AND CHILD CARE is still the classic how-to-book that has guided several generations of parents through the enjoyable and exasperating years of bringing up children. Every 10 years or so since 1945, Dr. Spock publishes a revision of the book that made him famous. The updated 1985 version drops seven sections from the 1976 version. T he new edition also adds 38 new sections. German measles has been renamed " rubella " and St. Vi- tus ' s dance has been eliminated. Eggs are no longer recommended for infants under nine months of age because the iron in the yolk is poorly absorbed by babies and may interfere with the ab- sorption of iron from other foods. Topics for new sections include work- ing mothers, step-parents, health main- tenance, television violence, anorexia, bulima, nuclear war, generic prescrip- tions, early development of heart dis- ease, child abuse and neglect, illness in day-care centers, vegetarian diets for children and adolescents, and the con- cept of raising " superkids. " Here is a brief comparison of advice that appeared in the 1945 edition of BABY AND CHILD CARE and the updat- ed advice that appears now. On reducing high fevers: 1945, Spock advises parents to reduce infantile fe- vers with alcohol rubs, followed by half a baby aspirin and another alcohol rub. 1985, Aspirin should never be given for fever. (Aspirin use in children recovering from viruses has been linked to Reye Syndrome.) Father ' s role at birth: 1945, The poor father is a complete outsider. He has to wait around alone for hours while the baby is being born, feeling useless and miserable. If he wants to see his baby, he has to stand outside a nursery win- dow and look beseechingly at the nurse. 1985, He may be an active participant in the labor and in some hospitals may ' catch ' the child as it is born, cut the cord or carry the child to the nursery, watching over him while the mother is being cared for in the delivery room. He no longer has to be the lonely disgrun- tled onlooker. On father ' s roles at home: 1945, Some father ' s have been brought up to think that the care of babies and children is the mother ' s job entirely. This is the wrong idea. You can be a warm father and a real man at the same time. Benjamin Spock speaks to a packed Distin- guished Lecture Series crowd during the publica- tion of the 40th edition of BABY AND CHILD CARE. 102 Distin Series I don ' t mean that the father has to give just as many bottles or change as many diapers as the mother. But it is fine for him to do these things occasion- ally. He might make the formula on Sun- day. 1985, There is no reason why fa- thers should not be able to handle child care jobs as well as mothers and contri- bute equally to the childrens ' security and development ... I think that a fa- ther with a full-time job — even where a mother is staying at home — will do best by his children, his wife, and him- self if he takes on half or more of the management of the children and also participate in the housework when he gets home from work and on weekends. On violence and aggression: 1945, When your child at 2 bangs another over the head, or at 4 plays at shooting, or at 9 enjoys blood and thunder comic books, he is just passing through the necessary stages in the taming of his aggressive instincts that will make him a worthwhile citizen. Let him be his age all along the way. 1985, I believe that par- ents should firmly stop children ' s war play or any other kind of play tht degen- erates into deliberate cruelty or mean- ness. By this I don ' t mean they should interfere with every little quarrel, or tus- sle. I believe that parents should flatly forbid television programs that go in for violence. I don ' t think they are good for adults, either. With some psychoanalytic training from a brief psychiatric residency in the 1930 ' s, Spock was one of the first pedia- tricians to incorporate Freud ' s concept that unloved infants became unloving adults and that severe or premature toilet training caused neuroses. Spock gave advice based on his theoretical knowl- edge. " 1 would give the best answer I could think of and then eagerly question the mother when she brought the baby back a month later. So I really learned it all from mothers. " Spock clarified for Rothenberg the book ' s overriding purpose when they started working together. Rothenberg says, " Ben gave me a good rule of thumb: ' Always keep in mind a frantic mother with a screaming baby in one hand the book the the other ' . " Still fit and trim at 81, Spock is an active lobbyist and demonstrates against nuclear weapons. He maintains a busy schedule of speaking engagements. Spock and his second wife, Mary Mor- gan, 41, spend the winters aboard their boat in the British Virgin Islands and most of the rest of the year in their resi- dences in Arkansas and Maine. Spock believes his biggest contribution has been to give parents confidence. " If parents are self-assured and nonhos- tile, they can be quite strict in such things as expecting more formal manners, prompt obedience, and more courtesies. It doesn ' t hurt children at all to have cooper- ation expected of them. " — photos and copy: Peter Minder (left) Spock drives home the point that too much violence pervades our television viewing, (below) " Why not insist that your children coop- erate around the home? " says Spock. Benjamin Spocl Shirley Chisholm Former Congresswoman and Vice Presiden- tial candidate, Shirley Chisholm warms up before the Distinguished Lecture Series with a press conference. The Democratic Party must realign itself to win the South or it will never win another national election said former Congresswoman and presiden- tial candidate Shirley Chisholm. Chisholm spoke to a near capacity crowd as part of the Distinguished Lec- ture Series. She also held a brief press conference prior to her lecture. " Don ' t sit around complaining about what adults won ' t let you do or say. It ' s up to you to use your potential. " " The basic reason the Democrats have failed to win the White House in recent years is because of the attitude exhibited to Southerners, " she said. " It is simple. The party will not win without the South. We ' d better do something fast, because the South is tilting towards the Republican Party. " " Party leaders need to realize that the old coalitions of the thirties and forties are changing. We ' re a very splintered party. Democrats need an infusion of new blood into their leader- ship, " she said. Commenting on the image of a black or woman presidential candidate, Chisholm says her nomination made some important inroads. Stressing the point that blacks, or women are not demeaned by an unsuccessful political race, Chisholm says Reverend Jesse Jackson did not do anything detrimental in his political campaign for the presidency, (all photos: Peter Minder) 104 Distinguished Lecture Series Shirley Chisholm . . . articulates an inside view of politics in the Washington circle of give and take. In 1984, Chisholm said that " I told Democratic policymakers that they must have a Southern woman on the ticket. Boy, you can imagine what that did, " she commented. She added that Lindy Boggs, a con- gresswoman from New Orleans, was her choice for the vice presidential running mate which was eventually filled by Chisholm ' s fellow New York congresswoman Geraldine Ferraro. " And from the many people I ' ve talked to in the South, I think we would have undoubtedly won some Southern states, " with a Mon- dale Boggs ticket, she said, but add- ed that she felt no one could have beaten Ronald Reagan for the presidency in 1984. " He ' s the greatest ideological presi- dent we ' ve ever seen, " said Chisholm. He ' s very popular " despite the fact that farmers, blacks, and women are not seeing the immediate changes they need, " she said. Chisholm said that the Reagan ad- ministration ' s policies against South Africa must " toughen up, " as the United States ' course is only clear. " We say we believe in a one man, one vote system, yet our nation sup- ports South Africa ' s racist govern- ment. We must tighten their belts where it hurts--in their pocketbooks. " She said that sanctions must be im- posed against South Africa even though it may harm some blacks economically. " I ' ve been there. They all realize that freedom doesn ' t come cheaply. South African blacks would rather die than leave this legacy to future generations, " she said. American is basically a racist and sexist nation, but I can see a black, and a woman, being this nation ' s chief ex- ecutive. It will take time. Rome wasn ' t built in a day, " she said. " Our people don ' t want change because they fear change, and that ' s understandable, " said Chisholm. She added that with change, however, comes new ideas. " Don ' t sit around complaining about what adults won ' t let you do or say, " said Chisholm. " I hate to sound like almost every other lecture speaker, but you are the future of the nation. It ' s up to you to use your potential, " she said. Pointing out that rhetoric is often all that many politicians perform well, Chisholm says we as a public are too often mislead by an image that is projected by polished politicians who do not really understand the situations they are legislating. National Public Radio enthusiast American Book Award author Ellen Gilchrist Reminicises On Adolescence Nationally acclaimed author Ellen Gilchrist says it was the year that she ran the marathon that she finally knew who she was. " I also went through an expensive and laborious psychoanalysis, " she said. Born into a family of all brothers, Gilchrist says the process of struggl- ing to play with the boys and to be a part of the comradery made h er strong. In those days, she says, boys were more valuable than girls. He. in- securities as a child forced her to discover herself and led to a love for literature. " I am enchanted by literature. I love literature so much. I could not sit around and argue about it. I would get into a fist fight over a poem. Gilchrist lives in New Orleans and Fayetteville, AR. She is the author of Victory over Japan, The Annun- ciation, and. In the Land of Dreamy Dreams. Ellen Gilchrist takes a break during her presentation. A small, but appreciative au- dience enjoyed the memories that Gilchrist relayed. Ellen Gilchrist 1Q5 NEWSBRIEFS Peter Minder March 1 After weeks of rumors about his dismissal, President Orze tells University employees that " the slate was wiped clean, " but that the next time he hears rumors about his dismissal, something will be done about it. 4 Nearly 200 high school students visit the campus for Jour- nalism Day sponsored by the Jour- nalism Department. 5 Enrollment figures for the Spring semester show a .75 percent in- crease over the same period last year. 11-16 The second annual Nor- thwest Louisiana Medieval Renaissance Festival gets underway. The festival features movies, seminars, exhibits, video presentations, and discussions on the age of King Arthur. A 13 Students with superior scholastic records receive recognition at the 24th annual Academic Honors Ban- quet. Keynote speake Dr. Carolyn S. Leach Huntoon, speaks about her ex- periences as a member of NASA. 15-17 The second annual Demon Days Rodeo begins Friday and runs through Sunday at the Nat- chitoches Parish fair grounds. 18 Don Beasley, a Natchitoches native who has served on the staff of the nationally-ranked Georgia Bulldogs for the past six years is appointed as head basketball coach after the resignation of Wayne Yates earlier in the month. 20 Shawn Wyble is elected as Student Government Association presi- dent for the 1985-86 school year. 22 Chrissey Bailey, a sophomore public relations major, is crowned Miss Lady of the Bracelet. 26-27 The eleventh annual Kap- pa Alpha Order Boxing Tournament to benefit the Muscular Distrophy Associa- tion raises over $2,500. a April 9 Five potentially life threatening gas leaks are found near the Business Administration Building, Fournet Hall, Roy Hall and Russel Hall. 17 John Ramsey, of Kappa Sigma fraternity, is selected as the In- terfraternity Council president. 18 Former Louisiana governor Dave Treen says at the annual SGA ban- quet that he " may run again. " News Bureau 19 Dr. Benjamin Spock, the famous baby and child care expert and author, speaks on the topic of nuclear war as a part of the Distinguished Lec- ture Series. 19 The Board of Trustees for State Colleges and Gniversities ap- proves the Student Trust Fund proposal. 23 Delta Zeta social sorority an- nounces it ' s closing due to lack of new members. 27 The oldest service organiza- tion on campus, Purple Jackets, in- itiates 21 women, while the Blue Key National Honor Society initiates 15. May 1 Delta Sigma Theta hosts a Jab- berwock Play at the George L. Parks Elementary School. 17 Renowned primitive artist Clementine Hunter receives an honorary doctorate of fine arts at the 100th commencement exercises. June 1 Governor Edwin Edwards orders the Louisiana Board of Regents to conduct a feasibility study of the possibility of placing Northwestern in the Louisiana State University system. 106 Campus 29 Seven of the state ' s athletic legends are inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame at the annual induc- tion banquet. The newest members of the 101 person hall of fame are: Eddie Robinson, Willie- Brown, Clifford Ann Creed, Ralph Garr, Matt Gordy, Tommy Casanova, and the late Jim Corbett. Hank Aaron inducts Ralph Garr into the Hall of Fame. Eddie Robinson goes on to become the winningest coach in the ' history of college football. Willie Brown becomes a member of the coaching staff of the NFL ' s Los Angeles Raiders. July 2 The phaseout of the Profes- sional Improvement Program for teachers is blamed for the lower sum- mer enrollment. The graduate school reports a drop of 884, while undergraduate enrollment decreases only slightly. 2 Sigma Tau Gamma Fraternity decides to purchase the Delta Zeta House on Greek Hill. Sigma Tau Gam- ma lost their first house on Pine Street in 1978. " We re really glad we got the house, " says Shawn Briggs, a senior member of the fraternity. 2 Plans to install a jogging track on Morthwestern ' s campus are announc- ed by the Student Government Assoc- iation. According to SGA president Shawn Wyble, the track was purchased several years before, and is " sitting in the warehouse waiting to be installed, but maintenance has been too busy to get to it. " 2 The Student Union Bowling Alley closes and parts are being bid out to sell. " It would take an exorbitant amount of money to have it redone, " says Camille Hawthorne, director of stu- dent activities. 8 President Joseph Orze says that he is not surprised that Governor Edwards had ordered a study of a possi- ble merger of Northwestern with the LSG system. " It ' s nothing new, " said Orze of the study. " It could contain some very good things for Northwestern, if there is ge- nuine interest on the part of LSCI. " 12 Yevette Jordan is chosen Miss Natchitoches and becomes eligible for the Miss Louisiana Pageant. 15 Work begins on the $126,000 project to completely renovate and restore the historic Old President ' s Cot- tage which will be the new Alumni Center. 16 Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Pans opens and the famous musical review is received well by Nat- chitoches audiences. Featured are local talents Ryan Horton, Molly Thornton, Jim Hunt, Lil Taylor, John-Michael Strange and Amanda Bryant. 17-26 Advanced registration using the new computer software begins July 17 and continues through the 26th. Students must complete " Schedule Re- quest Forms " to give to computer operators who in turn register students. If you have outstanding debts to the university, the computer will show it and you ' ll be back at the beginnning. 19-21 With a salute to working cowboys and cattlemen, the sixth an- nual Folk Festival runs for three days. Features including horseshoeing ex- hibits, cajun music and dancing, and various cowboy demonstrations highlight this year ' s festival. News Bureau Campus 107 NEWSBRIEFS September 6 The Spirit of Northwestern Marching Band debuts at the Demon ' s first home game, with approximately 170 members. | Bill Brent, director, says, " Our marching band shows this year will accentuate unique designs which will provide for a more powerful sounding band. " 10 KNWD, Northwestem ' s campus radio station adopts ' K91.7 ' as its new call letters. " We felt that the old sound had become old and dull, " said station manager Woody Hood, referring to the station ' s for- mat revision. " We were looking for a new sound, a more zestful sound. " 12 Former congresswoman from New York, Shirley Chisholm speaks to a large crowd as part of the Distinguished Lecture Series. " I told Democratic party policymakers that they must have a Southern woman on the ticket. Boy, you can imagine what that did, " remarked Chisholm. Haass nasf r " r — T " ' «svara k-« (}; Northwestern State University 17 Twelve students are selected to tour with NSU ' s top 40 music group, The Entertainers. Students selected are Susan Arthur, Lisa Elkins Susan Phillips, Beth Robert- son, Eric Madson, Pace Thome, Dru La- Borde, Rick Pierce, Joey Craig, Louis Hyams, Dennis Allison and Jerry Davis. 27 It is announced that Northwes- tern ' s enrollment figures show a net de- cline over last fall by 8.08 percent. The total fell from 6,178 in the fall of 1984 to 5,679 in the fall of 1985. 108 Campus ' October 1 After 5 months of study, the Board of Regents says that it could find " no legal, educational, or economic im- pediments " to transferring the manage- ment of NSG from one board to another. 2 Theresa Guillory reigns as Home- coming Queen at the 101st anniversary Homecoming. Homecoming court mem- bers are Reatha Cole, Tammy Collins, Ra- chel Heider, Melissa Hightower, Yevette Jordan, Michaela Sampite, Patti Smiley and Amy Whitford. 3 The annual Pops Concert by the Natchitoches-North western Symphony Orchestra is held. The concert offers a variety of music from the classics to those currently popular. Several hundred people attend the Symphony ' s 1985-86 kick off. 4 Monica Lee is chosen to represent Northwestern at the 49th annual State Fair Game against Louisiana Tech. The eight members of the court are LaDonna Banks, Mary Ann Bishop, Christy Dickey, Rhonda Leydecker, Annette Marler, Cindy McAbee, Teressa Thomas, and SuSu Wil- liamson. 5 The SGA begins moving its week- ly meetings to the residence halls in an effort to become more in touch with the student body. 6 Several members of the NSG fac- ulty and staff take over the Natchitoches Pizza Inn to serve as waiters and waitress- es to raise money for the faculty union. Faculty and staff members include Dean Mildred Bailey, Dean Fred Bosarge, Tom Wancho, Jerry Pierce, Dr. Otis Cox. John- nie Emmons, Dr. Bill Bryant and Dr. Sara Burroughs. 4 7 After months of construction, the interstate 49-Highway 6 underpass is completed and opened for public use. The Interstate itself isn ' t scheduled for com- pletion until sometime in the early 1990 ' s. Campus 109 NEWSBRIEFS October 10 Atop the astroturf recently given to the athletic department is baseball coach Herbie Smith. Athletic director Tynes Hildebrand, state senator Kelly, football coach Sam Goodwin, and Ken Smith of the Superdome Commission look on. 11 The first issue of the Current Sauce to be published with typeset- ting equipment bought by the Current Sauce is issued. 12 Enrollment figures relased by the Board of Regents reflect an 8.08 percent drop in enrollment for NSCJ which is the most dramatic drop in the state. 13 Theresa Guillory reigns as the 101st Homecoming Queen. Other court members are Reatha Cole, Tammy Collins, Rachel Heider, Melissa Hightower, Yvette Jordan, Michaela Sampite, Patti Smiley, and Amy Whitford. 14 According to Loran Lindsey, director of the physical plant, Caldwell Hall which burned to the ground in 1982 will be rebuilt possibly by the fall of 1988 with reconstruction scheduled to begin in the summer of 1986. Proposed tenants of the new building will the admissions office, the cashier ' s of- fice, and registrar ' s office. 15 Historical preservation is the topic of a Distinguished Lecture Series by Eean McNaughton, a New Orleans architect. A walking tour of Front Street with local architect Bob Smith and Bobby DeBlieux, director of the State Office of Historic Preser- vation is held in conjunction with the lecture. 15 Agnes of God is presented by the theatre department with Myr- na Schexnider in the leading role and husband Ray Schexnider directing. 15 Mid-term grading period brings the new policy of issuing notices to students who have a D or F grade and the elimination of mid- term report cards. «. Northwestern State University Report of D and F Grades at Mid-Term Student ' s Name SSN. Last .College. First Middle or Maiden Major I regret to advise you that at mid-term you have a grade of in . Course and Number Factors contributing to your grade include: Attendance Lack of Comprehension of Material Missed Exams Comments: If I can assist you in any way feel free to come see me during my office hours. Instructor Date Whit Copy— Student ' s Copy Canary Copy— Academic Dean ' s Copy 110 Campus 18 Officials from the LSU system visit the campus and discuss library facilities with William Buchahan, library director. James Wharton, LSCI-Baton Rouge chancellor; Allen Copping, LSU system president, Louis Pendleton, Board of Supervisors member; and Helen Crawford, chairman of the supervisors listen to an explanation of our current library conditions. November 12 The Erick Hawkins dance company performs as part of the university artist series. Agathlon, a celebrtation of being alive, Plains Daybreak, a ceremony that takes place on the great American plains on one of the days at the beginning of the world, and Hurrah, a celebra- tion of the Fourth of July, are performed. 13 Dr. Tom Paul Southerland discusses the proposed transfer of NSG to the LSU Board of Supervisors and says, " Things like tuition and ad- mission policies would stay about the same. But it ' s the long-range plan, the future of the university that we are concerned about. The final deci- sion will depend on politics. This is sad, but true. " 20 Don Sepulvado, supervisor of photography for the Division of In- formational Services, opens a unique exhibit of photographs of people and places of northern Sabine Parish at Martinez ' Grocery Station near Zwolle. 27 Organizations continue to decorate the student union in an ef- fort to put the campus in the Christmas spirit. December 7 The Bar-Kays perfrom in Prather Coliseum for the Christmas festival concert with the Shreveport band A-train as the opening act. 8 Nine students selected as cheerleaders for the basketball squads are Tracy Adams, Julia Browder, Nancy Celles, Beth Eitel, Melissa Hightower, Liz Jarvis, Lisa Lawson, Cindy McAbee, and Kim Wilson. Campus 111 NEWSBRIEFS 8 The Christmas Festival brings 125,000 people to the historic riverfront district of Natchitoches. Festivalgoers are asked to contribute $2 for the first time as they approach Natchitoches from the incoming highways. Wheel of Fortune game show host Vanna White is the grand marshal of the main float during the parade. The Zambelli Corporation of Pennsylvania presents a dazzling 32 minute fireworks show. January 28 Budget cuts from the state are expected to be in the range of 3 to 6 percent. E.J. Triche, vice presi- dent of fiscal affairs says, " Nor- thwestern is preparing for the worst. The philosophy we use is to overestimate our expenditures and underestimate our income. " February 1 Sam Friedman, a local businessman and member of the LSCI Board of Supervisors, speaks to the audience during one of the LSG-NSG public forums. Several hundred peo- ple attended various public forums to express their concerns about the pro- posed transfer of NSU to the govern- ing board for the LSG system. 3 Demon Connection, a high school visitation program, brings about 550 students to look over our campus. 112 Campus 1 5 Mayor Sampite fields ques- tions about the future of Nat- chitoches in relation to the rumors that surround the possible transfer of NSU to the LSG system of governance. . 4 Coach James Smith and Michelle Efferson run onto the court after NSU ' s 86-83 upset victory of 10th ranked Northeast. The Lady Demon basketball squad received votes this year in the Associated Press polls and in the CSA Today polls. 26 Sylvia Rachal, KSLA-TV news anchor; Huel Perkins, LSU vice chancellor of academic affairs; and Joe Dillard , NSCI Language Arts Department; present a Distinguished Lecture Series discussion on " Black English " which provokes a spon- taneous and well-received debate with the large audience. Distinguished Lecture Series presents A PANEL DISCUSSION ON BLACK ENGLISH Tuesday, February 25, 1986 11:00 a.m. Fine Arts Auditorium SYLVIA RACHAL KM I Shn -. i . DR. HUEL PERKINS DR. JOE Jgi DILLARD News Bureau Campus 113 The SQA Distinguished Lecture Series brings Shirley Chisolm to cam- pus. Chisolm speaks before a packed auditorium on the behind the scenes influences of politicians. Many organizations take an active role in recruiting potential MSU students. (Right) Sigma Delta Chi helps to sponsor Journalism Day. nSU students and 300 high school students from across the state listen to professional newsmen discuss the state of their profession. KSLA-TV, news director Nike Staggs welcomes the visitors to the NSU campus. (Below) The marching band spends many long hours in preparation for those glorious Saturday night displays. hHH t I ' V T 1 I ' ; 1 VELCOME TO NORTHWESTERN E inn i l Only the name ' s the same . . . Organizations a concerted effort to promote an enriching extra-curricular experience (Above) Participating in the window painting of the student union has become the hottest, friendliest com- petition between all campus organizations. (Below) Saturday afternoon bonfires before the toughest home games spark organizations to attend the football spirit rallies in throngs. Edited by Steve Horton Organizations us Participation in activities at NSU was on the rise this year, as seen through its O raa n iza tions Many people feel that the backbone of college life at nor- thwestern rests on its organ iza- tions, which give students many opportunities for expression, leadership, and excitement. An in- sight into the opportunities organizations at NSU bring shows without a doubt that they are an in- tegral part of student life at NSU. Chartering an organization at NSU is important, according to Camille Hawthorne, director of stu- dent activities. Hawthorne lists the steps involved as first submitting a list of members, a constitution governing the organization, and a faculty sponsor must be selected. Hawthorne comments that over one-third of the organizations on campus are not chartered. Rightfully they should not be in- cluded in any campus activities or be recognized as a campus organization. Many of the organizations listed in Potpourri are not recognized as campus organizations, but because of their desire to be in- cluded in the yearbook, they were allowed to be part. The process of chartering an organization is simple,, however many do not see the necessity for going through the process-they will get involved and be recogniz- ed anyway. But when the non- chartered organization does something worthwhile in the future, the spotlight will not shine on them-rather it will shine on those who took the time to have their organization chartered by Northwestern. Participants In PLP, or President ' s Leadership Program for Freshmen work In individual sessions follow Ing a lecture by Dean Bosarge. PLP Is one of the only programs of Its kind offered around the country. ne Organizations Left page top Who ' s Who Among American Universities and Colleges, an elitist organization for those who have been leaders for their schools, awarded over thirty certificates to tiSU students. They Include: Row 1: Sharon George Allen. Chris Maggio, Laura Waguespack, Celia Blandon. Raymond Nabors, Tom Qoss. Row 2: Elizabety Lyle. Marty Maley, Robert Moore. Rita Ravarre, James Frailer. Row 3: Leah Sherman, Anita Lodridge, Deshon Jenkins. Mar- va Moxey. Beth Sandiford. Row 4: Paula Simmons Harold Scroggins. Roy Roach, Lisa Jan Bryant. Quy Simmons. Belinda Slaughter Parker, Judi Humphrey, Melanle Richardson. Row 5: Jodi Werfal. Denlse Chance, Monica Aucoin, Jonathan Guess, Tim Jacobs. Brad Bates, Jeff Thompson. Camille Hawthorne makes plans for the upcoming SAB concert. SAB has planned additional student oriented activities to Involve more students who are content on leaving riatchltoches for the weekend. Melissa Hightower takes a minute to read the Current Sauce. The publication was rated Five-Star All-American In 1985 by the na- tional Scholastic Press Association. Beasley ' s Bunch, the Demon pep band, blasted excitement as nor- thwestern upset QulfStar Conference champion Sam Houston State. The band ended the season with a " Pee-Wee Herman theme. Organizations I I 7 ALPHA ETA RHO ALPHA KAPPA DELTA In October, the MSU Flight Team qualified for the national In- tercollegiate Flying Associations national competition. Members of the winning team are Buzz Dranguet, Robert nance, Alfred Johnston, John Quave, Mike Turk, and Louis Sklar kneeling. ALPHA ETA RHC Row L:John Quave (vice-president), Mike Turk (president), art Alfred Johnson, Jr. (secretary). Row 2: Burney S. Evans, Louis Sklar (historian). Row 3: Ed Alamilla. Sheila Price (public relations), Bun Dranguet. Robert fiance. 118 ALPHA KAPPA DELTA Lisa Bordelon (president), Tricia Ouidroz (vice-president). ALPHA MU GAMMA ARGUS ILPHA MU GAMMA Dr. it. Schroeder (adviser). Adriana deFaro (president), Jimmy iandefur (vice-president), Cindy McAbee (secretary-treasurer), loris Niette. RGVS David Wilkinson. Qynger Ingram, Jack Bedell. Stephanie Ryals immerson. Ellen Dollar, and Leslie Gregory. Alpha Eta Rho, Northwestem ' s flight team, has been established by Ray Carney for the .purpose of providing in- terested students with experience in the art of aviation. This year Alpha Eta Rho has accomplished more than any other year. For the first time the NSU Flight Team has qualified for the national Intercollegiate Flying Association s national competition. NSU has become eligible by placing third at the regional meet in October. According to Mike Turk, president of Alpha Eta Rho, the University does not fund the team ' s endeavors. Since NSU does not fund us, we have got to pay our own way, ' - exclaim- ed Turk. " It costs us over $1000 to go to Waco for the com- petition. The only income we receive is through donations and fundraising. " A fund to help send the team to Waco has been established by the Office of External Affairs. Their ambitions alone should be enough, but it is in the skies that they will prove their, worth. The Eta chapter of Alpha Kappa Delta is a worldwide sociological society that strives to find the meaning and pur- pose of service in humanity. Those interested in the field of sociology make researching social problems a main objective of the organization. Lisa Bordelon, senior sociology major, serves as president of the organization. Goals of Alpha Kappa Delta include atten- ding many state and local conferences as well as recruiting interested students into the organization. Dr. Roland Pippin is the group ' s faculty advisor. Since Alpha l lu Gamma was chartered at northwestern in 1971, its main goal has been to promote a campus-wide in- terest in the foreign languages. Requirements for membership include maintaining a 3.5 grade point average in four or more semesters of foreign language study. Lectures and field trips across the state are among the projects planned and completed for the organiza- tion ' s members. Dr. Hanna Schroeder, professor of German, is Alpha Mu Gam- ma ' s sponsor. Argus, the magazine published by the students of Nor- thwestern, is the literary arm of the media services offered by the university. Leslie Gregory, editor of Argus , believes that the magazine is unique in that students do have the opportunity to have their work seen and published without censorship. I believe that Argus is a magazine for creative input. You have periods when you go through vast changes and this magazine gives an excellent opportunity to show your true feelings. Each year, those interested in submitting works enter a con- test to see whose work will be published. Gregory holds two contests and takes the top ten percent of all entries and sub- mits them to the Language Arts faculty for final judging. When the entries are selected, rough drafts are prepared for the printer. Usually around ninety selections of prose and poems are contained in Argus. Argus contains many articles dealing with love, school, nature, trees, and people. Many biographical poems about in- cidents are submitted also. Argus is released in early April. Students are often surpris- ed, no, impressed, with their peers submissions, causing them to submit something the following year. 119 ADOS ACS The Associate Degree Organization of Students, or ADOS, serves as the governing body for nurses enrolled in the Associate Degree Program in Nursing on the Shreveport campus. Together with the Warrington Campus Council, ADOS works as a mediator between the nursing students and the ad- ministrative council of the Shreveport Campus. Those representing the Associate Degree students are elected by the Shreveport student body. This year, ADOS has worked together to construct a bookstore student union on their campus. Flo ' s Final Fling marked an end to the spring semester where all nursing students as well as any interested students from the Natchitoches campus could celebrate the end of final ex- ams. ADOS has also spent many hours on Highway 1, atten- ding various SQA functions on the main campus. ADOS provides an opportunity for nursing students to voice their opinions on topics involving the Nursing campus. The American Chemical Society , established in 1967, has been developed to promote chemistry at Northwestern among chemistry and science majors, as well as the non-majors. Marty Maley, president of ACS, believes that ACS has done an excellent job in providing equipment for NSU, such as the mobile lab built for those lacking chemical apparatus. ACS is very involved with the Chemquest program, as well as aiding the City in its fundraising projects. For years ACS has spon- sored a booth at the Natchitoches Christmas Festival to raise money for student research and field trips. Dr. Tom Griffith, professor of chemistry, serves as adviser of the group. The Animal Health Technicians Association is a newly formed organization for those who are interested in the field of veterinary medicine. AHT members work together to learn about veterinarians and their importance in the medical world. Marie Williams is president of AHTA. Beta Beta Beta is a national honor science organization devoted to enriching the quality of the educational experience, both on the college level and the private sector. Monthly meetings are held on campus with members con- sisting primarily of biology and microbiology majors. Its members are interested in a variety of fields related to these disciplines, ranging from applied sciences and health profes- sions to research positions. " The upcoming year should be interesting and fulfilling with the introduction of a new program to our agenda, " said Marty Maley, president of Tri-Beta. " This program will consist of a direct involvement with the state department of Health and Human Resources working on a campus health fair. " This year, Beta Beta Beta has plans to co-sponsor the an- nual health fair on campus. Like last year, this fair will involve a wide variety of health services to NSU students and com- munity members alike. 120 ASSOCIATE DEGREE ORGIMZATION Ot STUDENTS Row 1: Jena Burney, Barbara Burke, Tonya Strickland, Lisa Buras, Julie LaLonde, Anna Rabito, Jami Johnson. Row 2: Dr. Virginia Crossno, Charlotte Quirk, Mike Koshak. Deanna Landry, Janine Murrell. Kim Mathorne. AMERICAN CHEMICAl SOCJJST1 Carol E. Baker (secretary), Tom Griffith (adviser), Marty Male (president), Shawn Briggs (vice-president), Pat Wyatt and Jeff Thomp son (public relations) AHTA BETA BETA BETA INIMAL HEALTH rECHNICIANS ASSOCIATION larie Williams (president), Cherie Lee (vice-president), Beverly Ulmer secretary), Richard Repp. IETA BETA BETA Marty Haley (president), Beth Eitel (treasurer), Shawn Briggs (vice- resident), Carol Baker (secretary). Dr. Wayne Hyde and Coy Gammage study the results of a chemical compound ' s reaction to a certain metal. Dr. Hyde and Qammage are both members of The American Chemical Society. 121 BSU BETA GAMMA PSI BAPTIST STUDENT UNiON Row 1: Craig Forque (president), Beverly Green (vice- president), Walter Litton (bible study), Sondra Dyess (music chair- man), Ronnie Wise (social chairman), Jacqueline Cavanaugh (business manager), Shavon Sullivan (BSU International chairman), Amy Sullivan (publicity chairman), Scott Davis (missions chairman), Joyce Roberts (intramural chairman). Row 2: Jeffrey T. Snow, Stephanie Coriell, Karen Nichols. Daniel Anderson, Larry Southerland, Beth McMillan, Andrew Stephen Harrison, Myra Gulledge (chairman). Row 3: Sheila McDowell, Terrell Snelling, Lason Perkins, tiayla Brewer, Jeannie Chandler, Pant Williamson, Pamela Berry. Robyn Justin rides an exercise bike at the Wellness Fair sponsored by the Student Development Council and other organizations. 122 BETA GAMMA PSI Row 1: Willa Sewell (adviser), Thomas Goss (president), Jeffrey Fonda (vice-president), Melanie Richardson (secretary), Jerry McWherter (treasurer). Row 2: Charlotte Broussard, Susanne Stinebrickner, Bobby Thompson. liot pictured: Patricia Carroll, Lee Waskom. BLACK KNIGHTS BLIND BOYS BLACK KNIGHTS Row I: John Edborg, Jeffrey Kilgo. Row 2: Tom Witt. Anthony Escott, Diana Gratten. Kelly Oates. Row 3: Steven Brown. Angelita Police. Mary Hillman. Thomas Braswell. Joanna L. Foitek. THE BLIND BOYS Row I: Sidney Williams. Dwayne " Pook " Foe. Earl " Hollywood " Martin. Row 2: Ric B. Ellis. David " Doctor " Hudgens. James " Hornbeck " Evans. College Avenue always seems to be active during the day and night, probably because the Baptist Student Union is located there. For years members of this organization have made college life a little more enjoyable. Socials, meetings, discussions, and prayer services are among the many sights the BSU enjoys daily. Anyone regardless of religion is welcome. " We re a family, exclaims Scott Davis who has been a member upon enrollment at NSU. Davis makes it a point to invite everyone to the BSU not only for the spiritual aspects, but for the fun of being around friends. BSU always holds an open door for those who want to be part of a group-no strings or obligations. Whether it be for lunch on Wednesdays or for a social after a football game, BSU always has something interesting happening for students who want a minute away from the hectic life of the college student. Beta Gamma Psi is an organization developed for the ad- vancement of future accountants. Its goal is to provide aid to those graduating in accounting in findingjobs, job goals, and an opportunity to learn more about their field of study. Members of Beta Gamma Psi are required to maintain a 3.0 grade point average in all accounting classes pursued as well as all other classes taken as requirements for a degree. This year Beta Gamma Psi attended many lectures for business majors along with participating in job interviews held on campus. It is the club ' s goal to have its members well situated in accounting positions pending graduation. Mrs. Willa Sewell, Associate Professor of accounting, serves as adviser of the group. northwestern s Black Knights have always had pride in their hard work and have traveled to the national Conference Drill Team Competition in Washington D.C. for most of the years since their inception at NSU. Over the years the Black Knights have become one of the most distinguished and aggressive marching units in Loui- siana. The team has captured first place honors in the Krewe of Poseidon Parade over the past years and this year as well. The Black Knights work closely with ROTC in assuring others that NSU definitely has a strong drill team to be proud of. The Blind Boys is a newly established non-chartered organization at Northwestern. As an intramural team, the Blind Boys ' goal is to win the independent intramural championship! As a whole, the Blind Boys have done an excellent job in staying afloat in the intramural competition, comments Dwayne Poe, a member of the team. They have participated in the campus football, volleyball, and basketball competitions while also being able to compete in the individual competi- tion areas. II others would join together and stay together like the Blind Boys have, Northwestern ' s intramural program will see higher participation as well as more competition in the future. 123 COUNCIL OF YE REVELS CORPS OF CADETS The Council of Ye Revels is directly responsible for the suc- cess of the annual Renaissance Festival held on campus. This group recreates actual occurrences of historic fairs from all over the world. Dr. Joseph Johnson, adviser of the group as well as coor- dinator of the Renaissance Fair, says that parts of the fair are unique in that they are produced by the Council of Ye Revels as well as community people. This year Clay Williams, presi- dent of the group, was a hit as the Lord of Misrule, who was installed to play pranks on the pompous and to dismiss students from daily classes. Each year the organization increases in size probably because of new interests held in the Renaissance Festival. The Army Reserve Officers ' Training Corps prepares col- lege students for the challenges of military service. ROTC pro- grams supply approximately seventy-five percent of the new officers to both the active Army and Reserve components. riSU ' s ROTC program provides cadets with leadership ex- perience and traning in military skills. The Corps of Cadets have conducted a field training course for high school ROTC students in order to expose them to military life in a field environment. They have also helped the Shriner s Crippled Children ' s Hospital. The ROTC program at NSU continues to grow and is well respected on campus. NSU ' s chapter of Delta Psi Kappa is a professional organization for women majoring in physical education, physical therapy, and related fields. Members work together not only for the improvement of their area of their study, but for the means of promoting achieve- ment among themselves. Anita Lodridge, president of the group, along with the other members, have made increased membership their goal for this year. Upon graduation, these young women hope to be able to utilize their knowledge gained from this organization in their teaching and coaching positions. The Data Processing Management Association is a com- puter science group oriented to the management aspects of a computer science field. DPMA tries to help members main- tain and increase their skills in an industry where knowledge quickly becomes obsolete. DPMA has tried to sponsor a speaker monthly. Their trip to a computer center in Alexandria provided hands-on experience in the types of computers used in the present business world. Quest speakers from the community spoke on topics concer- ning processing, developments in computers, aspects of hard- ware and software, and techniques of computer science. Mrs. Betty Martin, instructor of computer science, is the new adviser for the group. COUNCIL OF YE REVELS Row 1: Clay Williams (president), Marie Williams (treasurer), Deb- bie Cable (secretary), Lydia Hoyt. Row 2: Joseph Johnson (adviser), Joel Ebarb. Woody Hood, Lin- da Bogolin, Deborah Knapp. Thomas Sumney, Diana Gratten. Jonathan Guess. 124 CORPS OF CADETS Row 1: Anthony Escott, Eric Manning, John Edborg, Rick Fenoli. Brian Marshall. Jeff Kilgo. William Bacon. Kevin Greenhouse. Row 2: James Frazier, ' Anthony James, Diana Gratten, Tom Witt, Kelly Oates, Angelita Police. Row 3: Jerome Cox. Steven Brown. Thomas Braswell, Mary Hillman, Alfred Jones. Dewey Granger. Row 4: Johnny Dotson. Joanna Foitek. Darrin Blom. Johnnu Cox. " it it! DPMA DELTA PSI KAP PA DATA PROCESSING MANAGEMENT ISSOCIATION Row 1: Betty Martin (adviser), Eric Willis (president), Celena Strickland (vice-president). Row 2: Bit lie Sloop, Sonya Williams. Casandra Crittle, Zenovia Woods. Row 3: Paula Gray, Celeste Shaeffer, Terrell Fully. Row 4: Greg Everett, Chadd Bentley, Rohit Ralli, Kuan Lam Wong. ELTA PSI KAPPA Row 1: Dr. Susan Molstead. (adviser), Anita Lodridge (president), %ura Waguespack (vice-president), Paula Simmons (pledge trainer), ebbie Darbonne (secretary treasurer), Br-erly Sandifer (publicity). Row 2: Abby White, Vickie Cleveland, Tracy Foshee. Ginga raig. Row 3: Stacey Maddox Johnson, Mary Sue Antiltey. The Renaissance Festival is always a successful endeavor for the Council of Ye Revels. Classes are randomly dismissed by " fools " during the event. 125 FCS GEOLOGY CLUB Various organizations participated In the annual Special Olympics spon- sored by Exchange Bank. Members worked together to " cheer on " those com- peting for statewide competition. 126 FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN STUDENTS f Row 1: Jo R. Smith (faculty adviser), Dave DeCruir (president), Bren- da L. Washington (secretary), Sidney Youngbtood (treasurer), Lason Perkins (outreach director). Row 2: Lyndra Bethea, Eric Willard Lee, Alex Felix Cotton, Glen Ware, Eric Stracener, Johnny Cox. GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY Row 1: David Dobbins (faculty adviser), Ricardo Arango, Tro. Hyson (vice-president). R6w 2: Rhonda Phillipp, Elain Hale, Carol Hansen, Kan Harrison. GERMAN CLUB HOME EC. CLUB ERMAN CLUB nv 1: Jimmy Sandefur (president). Cindy McAbee (vice-president), Iriana deFaro (secretary-treasurer). Dr. H. Schroeder (adviser). Row 2: Chris Dubuc, Chris Aaron. Lucky Sprowl. Sophie taumont. Row 3: I. R. Bearden, Jutta Green. Linda Cockburn. .OVIS1ANA HOME ECONOMICS ISSOCIATION Row I: Penny Bishop (president). Dee Ann Hargis (vice-president), aura Vincent, (treasurer historian), Deborah Lynn Jones (secretary). Row 2: Susan Monk, Jodie Baudean. Laura Chandler. Row 3: nancy Delahoussaye. Melanie Dodd, Judi Humphrey. Making the best better is the motto of the Fellowship of Christian Students. Among this group are those who want to make college life better for others as well as themselves. " FCS ' s purpose is to unlock the secrets to the JOY--Jesus, others, and yourself for those who come seeking. Religious projects are planned often for the enrichment of those who want to be a part of this campuswide group. The Geological Society of northwestern is designed to pro- mote the study of Geology. Members are encouraged to ex- amine the field of geology as a possible choice for a career. Each year the Geological Society attends various seminars to study various cultures of past civilizations as well as to learn more about our present society. An annual booth at the Christmas Festival is always sponsored to provide funds for the organization s activities. Membership is open to anyone interested in the field of geology. Dr. David Dobbins. Professor of Geology, is adviser for the group. The German Club is a new orqanization designed to give members an insight to the German way of life, including the language and culture. Field trips and lectures are among the many activities the group sponsors. Students desiring knowledge of the German traditio 1 s are invited to attend. Dr. Hanna Schroeder is adviser of the group. The Louisiana Home Economics Association is a profes- sional organization open to all undergraduate home economics majors. ' LHEA is organized for home economics students to work together to share with others enthusiasm for home economics, ' said nancy Delahoussaye, member of LHEA. LHEA is active not only on campus but around the state. The chapter competed statewide with other chapters in Louisisna. Members are given many opportunities to show their purpose and creativity on campus through catering of parties, lunches, and activities, as well as demonstrations and lectures dealing with home economics today. 127 KAPPA OMICRON PHI IOTA LAMBDA SIGMA Kappa Omicron Phi is a national Home Economics Honor Society. This organization recognizes the abilities of students majoring in Home Economics and its related fields. Members are given opportunites to work with people successfully situated in a Home Economics field. Membership in Kappa Omicron Phi is open to anyone ma- joring in a Home Economic field. Dr. Virginia Crossno is ad- viser of the group. Iota Lambda Sigma, established in 1949, is a vocational organization designed to encourage involvement in the field of industrial technology. Membership is open to any vocational education major with a 2.5 overall average who has been invited to join. Fundraisers, lectures, and meetings are among the many ac- tivities of lota Lambda Sigma. Dr. Raymond Christensen is adviser for the organization. The Institute of Electrical Electronic Engineers is a pro- fessional organization which gives students an opportunity for exposure to various aspects of electronics. One member said that IEEE has shown him different areas of engineering in ad- dition to what riSU offers in that field. All year, IEEE members have engaged in fundraisers and stu- dent activities to provide exposure for the newly organized club. Le Cercle Francais, a relatively new organization on cam- pus, is established to provide students with the opportunity to work with others who are interested in french origins and cultures. Throughout the year LeCercle Francais has become more in- volved in campus activities ranging from fundraisers, par- ticipation in the Renaissance Fair, homecoming parade, and simulated the activities of a typical French breakfast scene. Attendance at meetings is not restricted to members, and non- members, especially students, are encouraged to attend. Ms. Elizabeth Rubino is adviser of LeCercle Francais. KAPPA OMICRON PHI Natasha Deramee (president), Judi Humphrey (vice-president). Pen- ny Bishop, Stacy Baumgardner. 128 IOTA LAMBDA SIGMA Row 1: Raymond Christensen (adviser), Brian Marshall (president). How 2: Dr. Walter Robinson. Scott Lites, Richard Faccone. LE CERCLE FRANCAIS IEEE ' .E CERCLE FRANCAIS Row 1: Yasser Wehbe (president). Manna El-Jour )vlce-president), letsy Lyle (secretary), Camille Marroush (treasurer). Row 2: Sophie Beaumont, Angie Griffith, Wanda Ford, Mara lubino, Elizabeth Rubino (adviser). Row 3: Julie Rusii. Linda Rusli, Celia Blandon. INSTITUTE OF ELECTRICAL ELECTRONIC ENGINEERS Row 1: Masoud Aghania, Richard Faccone, Allen Harlan (presi- dent), Raymond Christensen (adviser). Row 2: Kevin Berry. Victor Lattanzio, Yasser Wehbe, Scott Lites. Ion Hosford, Daniel O ' Leary. Two IEEE members prepare their table for inspection by possible HSU students. IEEE participates in Demon Connection each year. 129 MICROBIOLOGY CLUB NACUS Scott Repp, microbiology major. Illustrates a point to onlooklng-ex- perlmentors. Much of the apparatus used by the biology department has been donated by the Microbiology Club. 130 MICROBIOLOGY CLUE Row 1: Valdia I. Kake (reporter). Paul Bergeron (president). Aim ed F. Khan (vice-president), Allen Pearce (treasurer). Row 2: Dr. B. D. Barridge, Efiong Isang, Efratn Ribot. Row 3: Shawn Briggs. Michael Fisher. IS AC U I Jodi Baudean. Laura Chandler. PICAS MAIT HCAS Patricia Carroll (president), Arleatha Eckles (treasurer), Marti Elkins (co-historian), Karen Nichols (co-historian), Lisa Williams publicity chairman), Monte Johnson, Deborah L. Jones. NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY Row I: Fahd Khalifeti. Jonathan Guess (treasurer), Allen Harlan vice-president), Justin Hormand (president). Row 2: David Rowlette (adviser), Brian Marshall, Jerry Clifton, ievin Berry. The Microbiology Club is an organization established for those who are interested in the field of microbiology and its areas. Members work together to research the many aspects of this wordly field and its unlimited possiblities. The Microbiology Club s main goal is to assist the biology department in its updatings. Apparatus is purchased for the department through fundraisers and other money-earning ac- tivities sponsored by the Microbiology Club. Monthly meeting are held to discuss matters dealing with microbiology. Quest speakers and selected field trips are among the activities of the group. Northwestern s Association for Children Under Six is an organization composed of kindergarten, early childhood, and elementary education members. Plow NACUS has expand- ed to accept members who will teach first through fourth grades. Members hold several programs and workshops dealing with how to teach children music and reading. HACUS works closely with the Louisiana Association of Educators in Student Pro- grams in preparing materials for future reference as teachers. The National Collegiate Association for Secretaries is a professional collegiate organization for secretaries and business education majors to help promote fellowship and development of skills. PICAS is planning to attend the national convention, to help with the Future Business Leaders of America conference, and to have various meetings with guest speakers. Many activities are being planned for national Secretaries Day. The national Association of Industrial Technology at one time was the Industrial Education Club until the spring of 1983 when the IET department gained national accredia- tion from the riAIT. NSU ' s chapter provides IET majors and minors a chance to learn more about industry, to serve in positions of leadership, and to foster new goals. This semester NAIT members traveled to an industrial city and toured various businesses to gain first-hand insight into management, job opportunities, and to view the work in pro- gress at technical work sights. Mr. Wayne Francis is adviser of the group. 131 H_B ORIENTEERING CLUB PSF The Orienteering Team , also known as the Pathfinders, is a slowly growing sport. It involves cross country navigation over a set course using a compass and map skills. Orienteer- ing probably appeals to the ones with the big interest in the outdoors. Competition is very tough. Those fighting for a title ran against others in his or her experience, skill, and age level. The Pathfinders again sponsored their meet with Nat- chitoches Central High School in the spring, with over 400 at- tending the annual competition. The Pentecostal Student Fellowship International, established in 1982, is a religious organization established to provide religious discussions with good fellowship. Sunday night meetings always deal with the teachings of the Bible in relevance to everyday life. One of the ideals of this group is to spend time with each other. Mr. Oatti ' s often serv- ed as the spot for this group to share their ideas and spare time. Another main goal of the Fellowship is campus involvement. The doors are always open for involvement in service-oriented activities geared for development. Christmas caroling, week- ly socials, and planned service projects are among the ac- tivities of this group. The United Pentecostal Student Fellowship acts as sponsor of the group. Periaktoi is a professional organization open to sociology, social work, and law enforcement majors. Activities are plann- ed to acquaint its members with their particular fields of study. Service projects include the Christmas Festival booths, city- wide activities, and on-campus projects. Dr. Charles Keenan, adviser of Periaktoi, works with members in preparing to face the working world following graduation. Phi Eta Sigma is a honorary fraternity for men who during their freshman year achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or better. The organization was initiated to encourage new col- lege students to give more time to their studies and realize that getting an education is the most important part of college. Although we are a fraternity for freshmen, our members are usually active in Phi Eta Sigma throughout their college careers, " says Dan Medlin, president of Phi Eta Sigma. " Our main purpose on this campus is to serve in various capacities at functions where we are needed. " Phi Eta Sigma is a sponsor of the annual Honors Banquet held on campus. Members are utilized in organizing the event and giving out the awards. In addition, Phi Eta Sigma spon- sors activities for freshmen men to encourage them to become eligible for membership by attaining a 3.5 grade point average. 132 ORIENTEERING CLUB Diana Gratten, GregJolley, Rick Fenoli. Brian Marshall, John Edborg, Angelita Police. PENTECOSTAL STUDENT FELLOWSIIIIi Penny Bishop. Terry Griffin. PERIAKTOI PHI ETA SIGMA PERIAKTOI Row 1: Celena Strickland. Beth Watson, Mary Ellen Pine, Sheila Moore, Debbie Hunter. Teresa Normand. Row 2: Reginold Horton (secretary-treasurer), Charles Keenan (ad- viser). Michael Taylor (president). PHI ETA SIGMA Sylvester Roque, Lynn Estes, Brian Marshall. Craig Scott. Eric Manning, David Elkins. Tony Alvis. James Trammel. Pat Wyatt, Tom Whitehead (adviser). Phi Eta Sigma members Greg Shoalmire and Dan Medlin discuss the activities of this years honors banquet. riSU students are recognized at the banquet sponsored by Phi F.ta Sigma for outstanding academic per- formance throughout the school year. 133 PHI ALPHA THETA SAM Music Is a main hobby for Phi Bubba members, a talent that they sup- posedly found during their younger years together. PHI ALPHA THETA Charlton Matovsky (president), Jimmy Sandefur (vice-president). Penny Brandt (secretary), Tom Wancho, Raymond Nabors. 134 SOCIETY FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF MANAGEMENT Row Is Robert Helton (president), Thomas H. Goss (Dice-president), Lee Waskom (treasurer), Melanie Richardson (secretary). Row 2: Michaela Sampite, Yvonne Page. Rohit Ralli. Lyndra Beghea. Row 3: Zula Bo. Ann Ramke. Patricia Carroll, Cynthia Brossett. Row 4: Kenny Cox. Carolyn Sawyer, Kuan Lam Wong. Ed Corley. PHI MU ALPHA SiriFOmA PHI BUBBA y m MU ALPHA SMFOMA Row 1: Dale Meade (president), Gary Lewis Faust, Jeffrey Zer- rtgue (treasurer), Steven Lozano (vice-president). y HI BUBBA Row 1: Craig torque. Jeffrey Snow. Lason Perkins, Larry outherland. Scott Davis, Terrell Snelling, Andrew Harrison. Row 2: Walter Litton. Ronnie Wise. Row 3: Daniel Anderson. MSU ' s chapter of Phi Alpha Theta is an honorary history society open to all graduates and undergraduates interested in the social sciences. Phi Alpha Theta meets once a month to discuss current events and future activities. This year Phi Alpha Theta members attended the Southern Association Historical Seminar where they able to see " history in the making. " Their annual banquet will include guest speaker Frank Vandiver, president of Texas AfifM, who is also a renowned historian. His lecture, dealing with Civil War history, was made public so that all interested could hear. Once again, Phi Alpha Teta will app- ly for the best chapter award, one which Phi Alpha Teta receiv- ed in 1983. Requirements for membership include maintaining a 3.5 average in 12 hours of social sciences along with a 3.0 overall average. The Society of the Advancement of Management is a source of information on current management procedures to members. SAM works with the business community which allows students to interact with professionals. Staying current with the latest practices and trends in the field of management is necessary for a student who will hopefully one day be a member of a company ' s decision making team. Members of the Society of the Advancement of Management is active each year in the credit card drive. Many do not qualify for credit cards, but through SAM, many acquire them. Quest speakers as well as field trips are among the main activities of SAM. Phi l lu Alpha Sinfonia is a professional music fraternity which encourages high standards of creativity, performance, education, and research of music in America. To achieve these goals, membership is open to non-music majors who have an unusual interest or talent in music. Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia pro- vides members to get to know their fellow musicians outside of the rehersal hall. Recitals and other activities are among the activities of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. Phi Mu Alpha provides an opportunity for music majors to develop personal contacts and help each other in the music curriculum. Many members believe that Phi Mu Alpha is somewhat like a bunch of friends in the same interests who get together regularly. . Overall Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia provides people with a greater understanding of the history of music, the use of various languages in music, and exposure to a greater range of music. Phi Bubba is organized by several young men who attend- ed high school together and when they came to college decid- ed to form their own social organization. Phi Bubba members participate in many different social ac- tivities such as being part of the Homecoming Parade and also some activities out of the Baptist Student Union. 135 v PSYCHOLOGY CLUB PRSSA The Psychology Club is an organization for those students interested in a field dealing with psychology. According to Dr. Bob Breckenridge, adviser of the Psychology Club, requirements for membership are not steep. One must maintain a 3.0 overall average, have a major in the field of psychology, and definitely have an interest in helping the organization. " The Psychology Club works jointly with the Psi Chi national psychology organization in improving facilities for psychological research. With planned fundraisers, both organizations are able to improve conditions for study. Lectures and field trips are among the planned activities for the Psychology Club. Public Relations Student Society of America is a pre- professional student organization which has as its parent the Public Relations Society of America. PRSSA is often times a stepping stone for public relations students in helping them break into the public relations world. " Through PRSSA students find an outlet to express their ideas and questions about public relations, " says Craig Scott, president of PRSSA. " We have many opportunities to meet pro- fessionals and learn about their jobs and get insight into the professional world. By attending meetings and seminars, we can benefit from the valuable experience of public relations professionals. " For the first time in the history of the NSU chapter, PRSSA delegates have been sent to the national con- ference. Jeff Thompson attended the 1984 conference in Denver, and Betsy Lyle represented the chapter in Detroit in 1985. The role of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Associa- tion is to further the interest of education through rode. Bareback bronc rider and bull rider Porter Craig said " if it had not been for rodeo and a rodeo scholarship he would probably never have enrolled in college. " Adviser to the rodeo team Dr. Jack Pace says " he hopes the rodeo program here at NSU will help young people receive a higher education and become responsible members of society. It is the goal of the team to qualify for the College National Finals Rodeo " tat is held each June in Bozeman, Montana. President of the team, Stuart Gardener, states, " we have an excellent opportunity to qualify for the national finals Bull rider Ronnie Walters also says " if we can qualify for the na- tional finals this year it would be a big boost for the rodeo pro- gram at NSU. Psi Chi, the national honor society for psychology majors, is designed similarly to the Psychology Club, but its re- quirements are a little tighter. Members still maintain a 3.0 overall average, but they must have earned at least twelve hours in psychology. While the Psychology Club is designed for undergraduate students in- terested in the field, Psi Chi is chartered for undergraduate and graduate students. " Of course requirements are stricter for graduate students joining the organization, but most gradutate courses require a C or better anyway, " says Dr. Breckenridge, adviser of the group. Service to the psychology department is the main goal of Psi Chi. Like the Psychology Club, Psi Chi tries to make research in the department a little more modern. Money from fundraisers finance their ventures. 136 PSYCHOLOGY CLUB Row 1: Keith Sockrider. Mike Dodd. Bill Perdue, Martin Engeran Jim Charpentier, Mark Cutes. Row 2: Frank Notheis, Patricia Horton, DuAnn Beck, Jonna Kit terbeck, Condy Bowman, Laurie O ' Connor, Dr. Donald Gates (adviser). PUBLIC RELATIONS STUDENT SOCIET OF AMERIC Row 1: Craig Scott (president), Reatha Cole (secretary I treasure Chuck Shaw (vice-president). Frank Presson (faculty adviser). Row 2: Lance Ellis, Angela Row. Betsy Lyle, Sonya Rugaud Row 3: Jeff Thompson, Greg Truex. Pat Wyatt. RODEO TEAM PSI CHI RODEO TEAM Row 1: Jelie Piatt, Stephanie Lafleur. (public relations), Jodee Wall, Kim Blevins (vice-president), Sharon Vaughan, Pam Camp- bell, Jana Simmons, Haley Woolen. Row 2: Stuard Gardner (president), Ronnie Walters (secretary), Brian Carroll, Mark Picard, Marc Mikel, Greg Truex. Row 3: Dale Vaughn, John Morgan, John Hoare, Keith Hataivay, Pancho Manzanares. Myles Parker. PSI CHI Row 1: Patricia Morton. DuAnn Beck, Jonna Ritterbeck. Laurie O ' Connor. Cindy Bowman. Row 2: Dr. Donald Gates (adviser), Keith Sockrider, Martin Engeran. Bill Perdue, Mike Dodd, Frank riotheis. Mark Cutes. Jim Charpentier. Reatha Cole and Mr. Frank Presson inspect the possiblltles of the new typesetting equipment purchased by HSU for use In The Current Sauce and Potpourri. Mr. Presson Is advisor of PRSSA. 137 SIGMA ALPHA IOTA SIGMA DELTA CHI Phi Epsilon Kappa is an honorary organization developed for those who have an interest in the physical education field. Most of Phi Epsilon Kappa ' s members hope to enter a posi- tion in either coaching or sports-oriented field. Phi Epsilon Kappa is active in the annual Special Olympics where they act as " cheerleaders ' ' and coaches for the many entered in the events specially designed for the handicapped. The Student Louisiana Association of Educators- Student Programs is a statewide organization for those who plan to enter the open field of education. Its members work with local schools in the parish to better train themselves as well as help present teachers in their teaching needs. SLAE--SP spends many evening hours in the TEC Building preparing bulletin boards, and teacher aids for state projects. Mrs. Fern Christensen, adviser of the group, actively recruits new members for the organization through beginning educa- tion classes offered by NSU, and through this organization she tries to reassure prospective teachers of the opportunities as well as rewards in this field. Sylvester Roque, second year president of SLAE--SP, is work- ing to make this organization one that will attract those seriously interested in choosing teaching as a career. Sigma Alpha Iota helps to make students more aware of music by sponsoring a series of recitals and other events. Through the Liberal Arts department, Sigma Alpha lota can work to schedule activities with the students in mind. Many music majors are able to perform publically for NSU students by being a member of Sigma Alpha Iota. Angie Row, member of Sigma Alpha lota, mentions that Sigma Alpha Iota is an excellent way to express musical talent. " No one is turned away. Through group efforts, everyone can develop their talents never seen before. " Founded in 1903 at the University of Michigan, Sigma Alpha Iota has really added to the musical aptitude of the universi- ty ' s activity calendar. Sigma Delta Chi, or the Society of Professional Journalists, is considered the largest and oldest professional journalism organization. It is a non-profit, voluntary association with a worldwide membership of men and women interested in the field of journalism. Through a broad range of programs, Sigma Delta Chi con- stantly seeks to raise standards of competence in its members, to recognize outstanding achievements by journalists, to recruit and hold able young talent for journalism, to advance the cause of freedom of information, and to elevate the prestige of journalism. Sigma Delta Chi is responsible for promoting high school Journalism Day, a planned effort to inform high school students of present and future trends in yearbook and newspaper design. 138 PHI EPSILON KAPPA Dr. Gordon Coker (adviser). Dean Johnson. Earl Martin. Chris Mag- gto. Perry Anderson, and Bobby Joe Matt. STUDENT LOUISIANA ASSOCIATION OF EDUCATORS-STUDENT PROGRAMS Row 1: Fern Christensen (adviser). Jan Chatelain (secretary). Sylvester Roque (president), David Elkins (treasurer). Row 2. Qynger Ingram. Lisa Williams. Wanda Huhnerford. Debra Williams. PHI EPSILON KAPPA SLAE-SP SIGMA ALPHA IOTA Susan Collum, Jeantne Broussard, Angela Row (president), Gay Scott (vice-president). Teresa riormand, Chandra Blacks ton. 5 OMi4 DELTA CHI Row 1: Jeff Thompson, Sheila F. Thomas. Michael Craig Scott. Row 2: Patrick Wyatt. Peter Minder (adviser), John Ramsey. Dan fiedlln ponders boredom when no one seeks his advice. Medlln Is president of Phi Eta Sigma. 139 WCC WESLEY FOUNDATION Linda Boglin and Elaine Burleigh giue those who forgot their valentine a chance to make amends. 140 WARRIMGTON CAMPUS COUNCIL Row l(top): Jimmy Monroe, Sarah Michaels, Janice Atterbury, Jean Taylor, John Newman, Edtty Newels, Michelle Edwards. Steve Strickland. Kelly Bates. Row 2: Dorothy Shows, Karen Nichols, Amy Viator, Nancy Simp- son, Tara Newman. Row 3: Yvette Jordan, Tina Mlgues, Tammy Broadway, Brad Trummel. Sarah Constance. WESLEY FOUNDATIO Row 1: Jon Hosford (President), Robert Qage (vice-president), Ma vin Thomas (treasurer), Barbara O ' Neal (secretary). Rev. Barbax Duke (director), Joshua Duke. Row 2: Steven Brown, H. Dale Meade, Beverly Sandifer, Marvi Lewis, Amy Sullivan. • ; STUDENT AMBASSADORS YOUNG DEMOCRATS iTUDENT AMBASSADORS Row 1: Scott Davis (vice-president). Shannon Bennett, (secretary), eat ha Cole (president), Ashlle Cox (treasurer), Linda Bogolin. Nor- tan Meadors. Row 2: DeAnn Fannin. Celena Strickland. Karen Nichols, Melissa larper, Brenda Kay Burns. Robin Qunter, Michaela Santpite. ammy Chestnut. David Eschenfelder (adviser). YOUNQ DEMOCRATS Karen Nichols. SuSu Williamson. Michaela Samplte. and John Price (adviser). The Warrington Campus Council along with the Associate Degree Organization of Students, is a branch of the Nat- chitoches Campus Student Government Association-. Selection of officers and senators is similar to Natchitoches Campus elections, where representatives from each of the five semester nursing classes and graduate school are chosen, along with four senators-at-large. WCC representatives work closely with the Natchitoches Campus SQA where many deci- sions concerning both campuses are made. Amy Viator, presi- dent of WCC, travels to Natchitoches weekly to attend SQA meetings where many of the WCC activities are discussed. Along with ADOS, WCC sponsors Flo ' s Final Fling, a year-end party for all nursing majors. WCC makes life in Shreveport a little more interesting for nursing students, for if WCC did not exist, most of their establishments such as a student union, would never exist. The Wesley Foundation traces its history as a united cam- pus ministry of the Methodist churches. The Wesley Founda- tion is the astudent of the Wesley United Campus Ministry. Membership in this special interest group is open to all students regardless of church affiliation. The group is design- ed for those who are dedicated to spiritual growth and Chris- tian discipleship. The main goal of the Wesley Foundation is to focus on the special needs of the student community in areas of social, ser- vice, emotional, and spiritual needs. Student Ambassadors has made a complete turn for the better this year. Under new advisement, Student Ambassadors increased membership by thirty percent. Mr. David Eschenfelder, Coordinator of Enrollment Management, made definite objectives for the group to accomplish, such as mak- ing a more visual appearance on campus. High schools have seen more Student Ambassadors actively recruiting for NSU. Reatha Cole, president, says that the Ambassadors could possibly be a beneficial factor in the success of recruitment: " High school students tend to look to others around their age for advice rather than to seek help from an adult. We work to approach these students on a level that they will understand and appreciate. " Membership in the Student Ambassadors is open to all in- terested in making a name for Northwestern. Meetings are held weekly at 3:30 p.m. in Caspari Mall. The Young Democrats is composed of the majority of stu- dent Democrats on campus. Members learn about government on the local, state, and national levels. Through working with local candidates for of- fice, Young Democrat members are able to gain practical ex- perience in the problems of the political system. 141 Secret Weapons Entertainers act as " recruiters " for NSU northwestern State Universtiy ' s Entertainers plays for five times as many people as the football team does. This is ironic. This year is the twelth year that the NSU Enter- tainers have been providing au- diences with top 40 music. The band consists of thirteen per- formers whose performances help with public relations and recruiting for northwestern. According to Entertainers direc- tor Leigh Johnson, the Enter- tainers perform about 50 times each year to an estimated crowd of 500,000. Performances at such events as the Louisiana State Fair Classic, the Colfax Pecan Festival, the Jonesville Soybean Festival, and especially the Matchitoches Christmas festival have attracted immense crowds to see a band seemingly more popular than those nationwide bands perform- ing miles away. The group travel- ed to over thirty schools in the past year. Tryouts for Entertainers are held once a year, unless members do not return to band due to grades or personal reasons, mentioned Johnson. Scholarships for members range from $1000 a year for those who are selected. It was reported that there were 79 audi- tions for the thirteen spots this year. Johnson has been with the Enter- tainers for ten years, having per- formed as an Entertainer for four years and advising for the remain- ing six. She admits, " thats what brought me to northwestern. " The Entertainers are used as valuable recruiters for nSU. Since entertainment groups of this type are not widespread, many high school students and up- perclassmen alike are amazed at the talent displayed by them. Students commented that during Demon Connection, the main at- traction for the day was listening to them entertain in Union Station. Friday afternoon rehersals at- tract as many fans as regular con- certs do. Entertainers are required to attend rehersals twice weekly. The sound technician play a major part In the Eric Madsen was a great success durlr Entertainers ' success. Jerry Davis sang one song for the Inside View with his vocals. FHA concert In March. Members of the Enter- tniners Include: Row 1: Susan Arthur, Lisa Elktns. Beth Robert- son, and Susan Phillips. Row 2. Louis Myams. Eric Mad son. Joey Craig (fall semester on- ly). Dru Laborde. Pace Thorne. Rick Pierce. and Dennis Allison. 4 uls Myams takes the audience with his talent. Hyams is lead Jimmy McCormlck measures sound for one of the many Entertainers uttarlst for the Entertainers. concerts. Entertainers 143 Emotionless faces following a SAB decision. Rachel Heider, Danny Anderson, and Kim Antee are SAB representatives. Carta Proctor work- ing one of her office hours. Carta Is also active in the Student Qovern- ment Association. Members of the Student Activities Board Include: Row 1: Carta Proctor, Devonne Reese. Row 2: SuSu William- son (parliamentarian), Rhonda Wilson (second vice-president), Rita Ravare (president), Judi Humphrey (first vice- president), Jodi Werfal (secretary). Beth Sandiford. Row 3: Kim Antee, Cathy Busken. Camille Hawthorne (adviser), Eddie Hamilton, Shannon Bennett, Rachel Heider, Tricla Quidroz. 144 Student Activities Board Behind the scene SAB manages all student union activities Since the change of Student Union Governing Board ' s name to Student Activities Board, times and policies have changed. In students ' eyes, SAB was not real- ly respected because of the lack of ac- tivities planned for the student body. The problem was that things were be- ing planned, but not well advertised. SAB is responsible for many of the functions held on campus. Inside View relies heavily on SAB for lighting and music to make the opening a suc- cess. " SAB took a load off of us when they planned our stage during the two sessions. Had they not been around to help, our job would have been much harder, ' ' commented Audrey Rachel, a former Insider. The Lady of the Bracelet pageant has SAB planning the runway, lighting, and seating arrangements yearly. However, SAB has been in the spotlight too, with a successful Bar- Kays concert, several Union Station events, movies, television concerts, and mini-parties. Camille Hawthorne, adviser of SAB, allows the board to actually plan everything. She is always there to give assistance, but believes that it is the students activities, so they should plan them. With the establish- ment of weekly office hours for ex- ecutive officers, the SAB activities of- fice is usually open regularly for com- ments and suggestions. Elections for SAB representatives are held each year along with the an- nual SQA elections. Positions of presi- dent and vice-president are chosen by the elected representatives. Trlcim Quldroz, Brian Smith. Ronald Wilson. Devonne Reese, and Paula Robert- son take a look at the Qeorge Strait concert tickets. Because the concert Is not sponsored by SAB. the ticket prices are higher. Reatha Cole .nut Rita Ravare take a minute to go over past ict o s Both are on the SAB ex- ecutive council. Student Activities Board 145 Makin g it worth h SQA makes more " tangible " improvements for NSl According to many, some SQA administra- tions do not provide their students with im- provements that can be seen. Such is not the case for Northwestern ' s SQA. At the beginning of the current SQA ad- ministration, president Shawn Wyble, his ex- ecutive council, and the senate worked to for- mulate a list of goals and ambitions for the coming school year. To date, SQA has com- pleted most of them. One of the first tasks accomplished by SQA was the installation of cable television in all dormitories. Students now receive premium television for a nominal charge paid at registration. This summer a jogging track was situated around campus so that students would not have to rely on high costs of health spas to stay fit. The most important endeavor encountered by SQA, and the most beneficial, is the Stu- dent Trust Fund. According to Wyble, " the Trust Fund will provide money for students ' interests in the future. Meanwhile, the money already collected is held in interest-bearing accounts until a definite use of the money is needed. " Other accomplishments made by SQA in- clude 100 percent formula funding, where more money from the state ' s budget will be allotted for northwestern. SQA has a voice on the LSU-PiSU merger committee, a group established to investigate the possibilities of NSU becoming part of the LSU system. Along with these goals, SQA has made the blood drives more than successful, while the Distinguished Lecture Series has reached a low peak in popularity. Shawn Wyble stops for a word with a few In- terested students. Wyble Instigated the current SQA slogan, " We represent NSU. and vice-versa. " Members of the SQA Include: Row 1: Joe Mit- chell (graduate adviser), Rhonda Leydecker (secretary), Tint Jacobs (secretary), Danny Kratz (vice-president), Shawn Wyble (president), Mary Kratz (graduate adviser). Row 2: Leah Sherman (director of student life). Nan Qoss. Ashlie Cox. Christi Dickey. Carla Proctor. Row 3: Emilyn Matthews. Reatha Cole (director of public relations), Terri Qarrett. Kristin Allred. Row 4: Chris Maggio. Kevin Greenhouse, Grady Norton, James Frazier. Patrick Boudreaux. Shannon Bennett (SAB representative). 146 SQA SQA president Shawn Wyble and Enrollment Manage- ment director David Eschenfelder look at some of the money earned from the successful trust fund plan. When needed, the trust fund will provide MSU with the money needed to fulfill northwestern students ' needs. Senators Ashlie Cox and Johnny Cox discuss the differences In the northwestern and Louisiana Tech SQA administrations. Each year, both organizations plan the annual State Fair week held on both campuses. Gynger Ingram listens to President Orzes discussion concerning the riSU-LSU merger. Ingram was appointed senatoratlarge in early 1986. SQA 147 Purple Jackets Merry Smith (adviser) and Jodi Werfal prepare an agenda for the next meeting. Werfal Is president. S pecial Delivery Blue Key and Purple Jackets make service their priority Service organizations number many, but there are really only two organizations that northwestern relies on greatly to be hosts and and hostesses for the university. Formed in 1927, Purple Jackets, the oldest organization on campus, is an honorary service organization for women who attain a 2.6 average and membership in two or more campus organizations. Mickie Townsend and Merry Smith advise the 35 member group. The young women in Purple Jackets are the official hostesses of the university. Throughout the year, they work at registration, commencement, football games, and the information booth at the Natchitoches Christmas Festival. There is one week in April where Purple Jackets along with Blue Key, hosts a week of ser- vice to the community by visiting nursing homes. Purple Jackets is a very important organization which contributes much to NSU. Mickie Townsend commented that Purple Jackets is an organization found- ed on high ideals and standards that are still recognized today. " It ' s a pleasure to be their sponsor. " Purple Jackets ' fraternal organization, Blue Key, is also an honor service organization for young men who maintain a 2.6 average. Everyone inducted into Blue Key must also hold an office in one or more campus organization and at least be entering their junior year. Like Purple Jackets, Blue Key ' s ceiling for membership is 35. Dr. Fred Bosarge and Logan Hamp- ton sponsor the organization. The men in Blue Key assist in registra- tion and commencement. Both Blue Key and Purple Jackets make frequent efforts to serve the public as well as the university. Dr. Bosarge has very positive attitudes about Blue Key. Me states, " I think Blue Key, along with Purple Jackets, earned its way into being one of the very positive traditions of NSU. 1 think the sustained quality of the organization really says something about the qualities of student leaders. " Dean Bosarge also mentions the fact that through all the years of changes, Blue Key has been remarkably steady. He is very convinced that they really deliver. Members of Purple Jackets Include: Row 1: Jodi Werfal (president), Lisa Jan Bryant (via president), Laura Chandler (secretary), Karen Mnberger (public relations). Row 2: Natasha Deramee. Beth Sandiford, Wanda ttuhner Ford. Theresa Quillory. Bit Kavare (treasurer), Christi Dickey. Row 3: Melanie Bichardson. Mickie Townsend (adviser), Narva Moxey. Penny Bishofi Row 4: Amy Whitford. Merry Smith (adviser), Melissa Hightower. Paula Simmons. Row 5: Bhonda Wilson. Lisa Bordelon. Anita Lodridge. Monica Aucoin. Judi Humphrey Row 6: Mignona Cote. Terri Qriffin, Janice Brewer. 148 Blue Key Purple Jackets Sylvester Roque assists students at registration. Blue Key and Purple Jackets are re- quired to help the ad- ministration during the week of registration. Members of Blue Key Include. Row 1: Rhonda Leydecker (sweetheart). Marty Maley (vice- president). Reginald Norton (secretary), Tim Jacobs (presi- dent), Sylvester Roque. Dean Fred Bosarge (adviser). Row 2. C oy Gammage, Ray- mond Ptabors. Charlton Matov- sky. Richard M. Fenoli. Kelly Oates, Brian Marshall. Row 3: Lee Waskom. Dean Johnson. Grady Norton. Den- nis Jeffares. Danny Kratz. Courtland French. Row 4. Russel Bienvenu, Leonard Powell. Jeff Fonda. Eric Willis. Row 5: Jeff Thompson, Don Brewer. Joe Mitchell (adviser). Blue Key Purple Jackets 149 Reatha Cote, staff writer, participates In dorm capers regularly. Reatha Is also public relations director for the Student Oovemment Association. Campus newspaper rated among best in nation When the Current Sauce was awarded a Five Star rating by the national Scholastic Press Association, things began to change for the better. For years members of the newspaper staff relied solely on the Natchitoches Times to publish the newspaper weekly. Typesetting deadlines and printing specifications were among the major pro- blems that each editor faced. However, Current Sauce was able to purchase a new typesetter that allowed all typesetting to be done in Kyser Hall and the printing of the paper to be completed at the Times. At the beginning of the spring semester, the newspaper style changed from a tabloid paper to a broadsheet design, similar to a regular newspaper spread. Peter Minder, adviser of Current Sauce agreed that the change would provide bet- ter layout design than a tabloid would. It was the intention that a broadsheet paper would bring in more advertising, which would make the paper more economical to publish. John Ramsey, who has been editor of the paper for two consecutive years, com- mented that Current Sauce has improv- ed vastly in the past year, and because of this change, " We are as good as or better than any other paper our size in the coun- try. " Additions to the staff during the year in- clude Elie Poimboeuf and Qil Harrison (cir- culation), who replaced Russel Bienvenu. Steve Horton Joined the staff as advertis- ing manager, wMIe Keith Colquette was hired as a photo ipher. " All of these ad- ditions should make able to prepare a bet- ter paper, " Ramsey said. Ramsey said the Current Sauce will enter the contest again this year. It Is one more additional way that we can learn about our strengths and weaknesses. ISO Current Sauce Jeff Thompson, sports editor, takes time to work on his yearbook deadline. Thompson Is also sports editor of Potpourri. Craig Scott and Peter Minder pose for Sheila Thomas ' practice sessions with the camera. Scott Is managing editor of the newspaper. •••••••••••••••••••••• The Current Sauce earned 5 marks of distinction In the fall critique from the na- tional Scholastic Press Association. The five marks of distinction were earned for: Coverage and Content Writing and Editing Opinion Content Design Photography, Art, and Graphics ••••••••••••••••••• •• i i ' . ASSOCIATED COLLEGIATE PRESS in recognition of merit awards Current Sauce - first Semester 1984-1985 the honor rating of ALL AMERICAN in the national Critical Service of the national Scholastic Press Association at the University of Minnesota. Jom £.. dxolnicki Executive Director John Ramsey stops for a year- ly portrait. Ramsey spends hours behind the typesetter weekly to assure that the paper Is printed on time. Steve Norton works on advertisers ' artwork. Advertising averages twenty- me percent of the weekly newspaper. Editors John Rmmaey and Crmlg Scott spend an evening at An- toon ' s. Actually they were both covering a newspaper layout on nightlife. Current Sauce 151 With some journalistic foundations mastered, the yearbook staff makes improvements on the . . . Potpourri P utting together a jour- nalistically sound and comprehen- sive record of the year in a yearbook format is a strenuous and time con- suming task. All the editors of this edition of the Potpourri completed Mr. Minder ' s Journalism 309, Magazine Yearbook (Below) Verifying accuracy of details is a process that the Potpourri staff works on at all times during the production process. Editor Craig Scott makes calls at deadline time to ensure that he has told the story without the omission of important details. (Bottom) Training the staff to use the new Compugraphic Modular Composition System for typeset- ting, takes up some of assistant professor of journalism and publications adviser Peter Minder ' s time during the semester, (photo: Sheila F. Thomas) Editing, class prior to being selected for a staff position. All section editors were totally responsible for layout, (Below) Editor Sheila F. Thomas works on aligning one of the paste-up pages accurate- ly. Three sections of this year ' s book were pasted-up by the staff, (photo: Peter Minder) (Bottom) Staff member Coy Wayne Gam mage prepares developing chemicals in the photography darkroom that the Potpourri put together this year, (photo: Sheila F. Thomas) 152 Potpourri Only the name ' s the same copy, and photography in their sec- tion. In addition, the four section editors pooled their talents with Mr. Minder and Coy Qammage to produce the Organizations, Community, and Student Life sections. Mr. Minder helped with all sections of the book and Coy Qammage helped with photography for all sections of the book. This book is constructed under the premise that a yearbook should be a record of the year, a resource reference book, a memory book, a public relations agent , and an educational training experience. We have set aside many past Pot- pourri traditions. But we felt that all our major decisions were construc- tive changes that the yearbook need- ed. Changes were based on sound journalistic principles of content and coverage and changes were group decisions. With the purchase of modern typesetting equipment, the writing and signing of a new production con- tract, and the use of more journalism students, the Potpourri has made some giant innovative leaps forward. This staff brings background knowledge and ever improving jour- nalism skills to this production task. These students were capable of fully comprehending and carrying out the multitude of interviewing, writing, re- writing, proofreading, laying out, designing, photographing, typeset- ting, reporting, and editing that is necessary in the production of a first- class yearbook. (Left) Using the new Apple Computer and the Jostens Micrographix Series software program Editor Jeff Thompson patiently puts together scoreboard information for the Sports section, (photo: Peter Minder) (Bottom right) Editor John Ramsey lays out a page in the Greek section. Greek coverage this year is quite different from anything In the past. Innovative changes were discussed by the entire staff and based on sound journalistic principles that make this book unique. photo: Sheila F. Thomas 1 arbook staff 1 53 Editors John Ramsey and Steve Morton dig through piles of pictures In search of a miss- ing layout. Both editors ' sections are typeset on the Compugraphlc MCS 5. Deadlines Potpourri and Current Sauce summarize an endless year For some, the ultimate nightmare is that eight-lettered word that sells more bottles of Alka Seltzer than any other-Deadline This word has become common for those working on both the Potpourri and Current Sauce staffs, probably because the consequences of not meeting deadlines are undefined. Enough horror stories have been told about deadlines, however, to make the staffs cringe at the mere word. The Potpourri and Current Sauce staffs have been responsible for many deadlines during the year that require submission of completed pages of the yearbook and newspaper to their respective publishers. With only one typesetter for two staffs, work went rather slowly. Words were slung across the room many late evenings, especial- ly Mondays for the newspaper staff, sug- gesting that all give up. As " doomsday " arrives, some contemplate moving into the office to save time, however it passes just as fast. Along with the bad times, there are good times. Jokes and staff " artwork " on the chalkboard in the newspaper of- fice provide constant laughs, and an old eight-track tape player cranks out various music of the past. Proofs of sub- mitted pages begin to arrive in March, which gives an actual view of completed and plant-processed pages. The last deadline for the yearbook staff, and definitely the worst, required submission of 100 pages, no longer could staff members say " put it off un- til next deadline. " Regardless of lack of material and or lack of interest, the pages had to be done. The phones in both offices were always in use covering final interviews, quotes, and miscellaneous follow-ups for pages re- quiring them. Photographers Keith Colquette, Coy Qammage, and Kevin Hopkins scurried through negatives and prints to find pic- tures assigned to them before, but never completed. Adviser Peter Minder remained calm throughout all yearbook and newspaper deadlines. 154 Potpourri I Current Sauce Keith Colquette develops film taken recently. 1 Huddled together for a last minute run down on responsibilities before final deadline are: Sheila Thomas. Steve Horton. Craig Scott. Jeff Thompson. John Ramsey. Kevin Hopkins, and adviser Peter Minder. Craig Scott and Kevin Hopkins prepare for a photographic excursion. Scott Is Academics editor of Potpourri and Managing editor of Current Sauce. Sheila P. Thomas interviews Kay Cheatwood on her views •oncernlng the LSU-nSU merger. Thomas Is Individuals editor ■! Potpourri. Potpourri I Current Sauce Deadlines 155 An Interested student works with KZBL newscasters before broadcasting alone. KHWD now requires that all prospective disc Jockeys attend training sessions before they actually begin work. I? I ' ! Members of KHWD Include Woody Hood, Dlonetta Jones. Scott Jenkins. Lynn Estes. Michelle Alexander. Margaret Weaver, and Joel Pearce. 156 KPiWD Making waves KMWD changes its style from new wave to contemporary This year KMWD, the creative music station of MSU, has made a change in the selection of music played. From a once hard rock and new wave " station, KMWD has turned to the contemporary side of the music em- porium by playing the music heard on most local radio stations. " It ' s what I have always wanted in a campus radio station, " commented freshman Marshall Carll. " Coming from a campus where " new wave " was more popular than American pop, I can really say I enjoy listening to my campus sta- tion. " The number of students taking in- terest in KMWD as disc jockeys has in- creased tremendously. Last year, KMWD relied greatly on Louisiana School students to broadcast daily. Since the change in style of music, KMWD can re- ly again on college students to work, regardless of the fact that they do not receive money for the position. For the first time, KMWD has schedul- ed training sessions for potential disc jockeys, where techniques in broad- casting can be taught and used on the air. Sessions usually last a few hours, but in that time many become semi- professional disc jockeys. Lynn Estes, broadcaster for KMWD, has seemed to be pleased with the changes in style: It ' s the students ' choice. With as many students sug- gesting a change in the selections played, something had to be done. " Mitch Mitchell, program director of KZBL, stops for a Identification shot. KZBL recently opened In Matchltoches as a contemporary FM radio station. Disc Jockey Jeannie Broussard entertains daytime listeners with KHWD ' s new alternative style. KHWD 157 Right page Members of the Jazz Ensemble Include In Row 1 : Norman Meadors, Rob Phillips, Kim Smith. Suzie Revels Pat Divietro. Row 2: Steve Lozano (graduate student), Dwayne Dupuy. Tom Wallace. Jim Swent. Row 3: John Dai. Dan Medlin, Dave Wilkin- son. Jack Bedell. Tommy Moore, Ronald Johnnie, Steve McCain, Eric Urena. Kenneth Crocker, director of the marching band, calls the band to attention on the field. Crocker ' s Job as director Involves conducting the marching and maintaining tempo. Tracy Lee at attention during the Demon Alma Mater. Tracy Is a member of The Cane River Belles. - M 158 Band I Bigg er is better " The Spirit of HSU Band " increases size by fifty " Long hours are worth it. The bigger the band gets, the harder it is to get perfection, and Bill Brent, band direc- tor, only delivers perfection. ' ' Spirit Band member Kim Mebert tells of the long hours in the Prather Col- iseum parking lot where " we sweat our buns off and march our tennis shoes to nubs. ' ' Working individaully with over 170 band members requires more time and patience, but the section leaders are always around to share skills and shout formation instructions. The members of the one marching band and five performing bands are chosen through auditions held before the marching season and again before the concert season. Scholarships are awarded to auxiliary members, and each musician ' s scholarship increases according to their progression. We provide the spirit for the football and basketball games, ' ' comments Kim Hebert. " We try to lead the fans in cheering for the Demons. " " Beasley ' s Bunch " attends each basketball game with a new theme that provides new musical cheers as well as entertainment throughout the games. The wind ensemble, sym- phonic band, jazz ensemble, and percussion ensemble are the performance bands. Each usually gives two concerts per season, a popular attraction for students as well as Nat- chitoches residents. The music performed during con- cert season is almost always by a classical composer. Each student grows as a musician through the challenge of creating perfection, a trait that Brent demands as R top priority. Steve Lazano, graduate assistant for the NSU bands, says that the larger size of the bands and the im- proved quality of musicians enables them to tackle much harder music than they would have over the last few years. Following the Jazz Band s French Revue performance. they went crazy over us, commented Lazano. Band 139 The Demon Story First Full Year in the Gulf Star After playing several years without a competitive conference the De- mons now have a home in the Gulf Star. With one complete year in the Gulf Star Conference the Demons have won two titles. They have also placed second in three other sports and won the overall Gulf Star Con- ference Championship which is based on the final results of twelve varsity sports. The Demons took first place in outdoor track and women ' s basket- ball. They hope to repeat this ac- complishment with nearly all key players returning in the lineup. It was a disappointing season for the 3-8 football team who never seemed to play consistently all sea- son. Gulf Star standouts Odessa Turner and John Stephens along with a strong Demon nucleus will re- turn next year to challenge for the conference title. A young Lady Demons tennis team will return nearly all their start- ers and again will post another win- ning season since they have yet to post a losing season. With present things standing Coach Johnnie Em- mons will try to gain first place after finishing second to only Southwest Texas. Demon baseball despite a 19-34 record showed some bright spots in the play of David Bailey, Clifton Walker and Dave Reynolds. Lady De- mons softball playing with several senior compiled a 20-26-1 record. Head coach Linda Jones feels her freshman along with her seniors will build for a stronger team in the fu- ture. For the first time in several years Lady Demon volleyballers were granted scholarships. Seasons re- sults showed a 15-6 record after posting a dismal 0-23 1984 season. Basketball returned to Prather Coli- seum under new Head Coach Don Beasley. The Demons played a diffi- cult beginning schedule, but won some key games and continued to improve all season. The Demons totaled 56 points while playing in the Gulf Star. South- west Texas was second with 55.5 points, Stephen F. Austin totaled 55 points, followed by Southeastern A Pan American University player shoots a free throw during a game played earlier this season. Demon cheerleaders participate in the Homecoming parade. Louisiana and Nicholls State with 49.5 points each and Sam Houston with 43.5 points. Overall the season was a success but the Demons will have to remain on top of their game to repeat them- selves as Gulf Star champions. After placing fourth in the Gulf Star in football it will be an uphill battle all year to again capture the Gulf Star title and win the All Sports Trophy. Only the Name ' s the Same Keith Hataway takes third place in the bareback event held in San Marcos. Texas. Wide Receiver David Groman views the play of the defense from the sidelines. Jeff Thompson, Editor Sports i6i The Battle on the Gridiron Demons Place Fourth in Gulf Star The Demons opened the 1985 foot- ball season in Turpin Stadium against nationally ranked Arkansas State. The Demons led the nation ' s top- ranked team for three quarters, and only an interception in the endzone saved the boys from Jonesboro from going back home with an 0-1 record. " We should have won the game, " said Goodwin, whose team led 10-6 much of the game. " We had a lot of mental mistakes, both on offense and defense. We were not a well-coached team on Saturday night, " he said. A crowd which athletic officials esti- mate at 10,133 watched the game. Newspapers in Alexandria and Shreve- port estimated the crowd at between 12,000 and 13,000. Two days before the, game, the Times picked North Texas State to de- feat Northwestern by 3 points. NSU supporters answered with scoffs and laughter. After all, how could the de- fending Southland Conference cellar dwellers beat the defending Gulf Star champs? As it turned out, they could do it, and do it quite easily, by turning numerous Demon mistakes into points. The Mean Green Eagles trounced Northwestern, 34-14, in Demon coach Sam Goodwin ' s worst loss in his 24 games at NSU. The loss drops the De- mons to 0-2, while North Texas is 1-0. North Texas Head Coach, Corky Nel- son, said, " They (NSU) led the nation in defense last year and returned most of the players back. I certainly didn ' t think we ' d score 34 points. " Sophomore standout John Stephens remains cool during a late summer practice. 162 Football )uarterback Rob Fabnzio hands the ball off Wide Receiver Odessa Turner runs under a pass Against McNeese two weeks ago. the Demons finally realized their running game, and the result was both a 14-13 win over the visiting Cowboys as well as the best rushing totals of the young season. The 1-2 NSU club rushed for 196 yards against McNeese. compared to a total of 194 in losses to Arkan- sas State and North Texas. The star of the Demon ground game was Frank Graham, who until last week was lining up as the back- up tight end. Graham ran for 112 yards on 18 carries while also grab- bing an 11-yard pass for 123 yards in total offense. For Southern Mississippi and some 18,216 fans at Hattiesburg ' s Roberts Stadium on Saturday, it wasn ' t as sweet as it should ' ve been following Northwestern ' s 22-0 de- molition of USM last season, but a win is a win. " I know that folks would have liked to see us beat Northwestern by more than seven points. " said USM Golden Eagle head coach Jim Car- mody, " and I would have liked to have done that, too, but they are a pretty good football team and had a good game plan. " There were only two other serious drives in the game, when USM drove to the Demon 17 in the second quar- ter before fumbling, and when NSU pushed to the Southern 21 before Van ' s pass was picked off by an Ea- gle defender. unnmg back John Stephens breaks through a hole against Nicholls State 163 The Campaign Continues Two Conference Games There is one bad thing about the De- mons ' winning season in 1984. It ' s making every opponent try harder to beat Northwestern this sea- son ... to gain a little revenge. And it ' s revenge they ' re getting. The Demons dropped to 1-4 with a 45-21 loss to the powerful Northeast Louisi- ana Indians in Turpin Stadium. It was the Northwestern Homecom- ing contest. It was on television . . . and live, at that. It was NLU ' s first-ever win in Turpin Stadium. It ws the Demons ' first loss to NLU in three years, and it assured the Demons of missing the IAA playoffs in 1985, even if they should rebound to take the Gulf Star title. Northeast ' s Bubby Brister quarter- backed the Indians to a 21-7 lead in the first quarter, one which Northwestern could never get within ten points of. Brister was a phenomenal 22 of 27 for 335 yards and two touchdowns. His favorite target for the evening was Chris Jones. Brister and Jones teamed up for 214 yards. " They whipped us. They hurt us ev- ery way, " summarized Goodwin after the game. " The Jones kid is phenom- enal and Brister did what he had to do. " The only positive feature of the game was when sophomore tailback John Stephens took the ball at the Demon 20 and ran 80 yards for a touchdown. The Demons began their second sea- son, that of Gulf Star Conference play, with a come-from-behind 14-10 victory at Sam Houston State. " Our defense bent, but it got the job done ... it was real scary at times, however, " said Goodwin after the game. The winning touchdown was caught by receiver, Gerard Henry. Henry stat- ed, " I thought that Wayne had been sacked, and I turned at the last minute and the ball was there. It was a perfect- ly-thrown pass. " The win put NSU in a tie for first place with Stephen F. Austin. All Photos by Don Sepulvado 164 Football An aggressive Demon defense tackles in numbers. t Ison Brown attempts to divide the Indian front line Frank Graham delivers a block to a Southwest Texas player. For the 14th time in 15 years the Bulldogs of Louisiana Tech did it to the Demons at the Louisiana State Fair in Shreveport, 33-17. It was the sixth straight win in the series for Tech, who raised their re- cord to 6-2 with the win. NSU fell to 2- 5. The Demons passed for over 290 yards but had three passes intercepted by the Bulldogs. It seems turnovers have played a factor all season for the Demons along with an inconsistent of- fense and defense. Backup quarterback Rob Fabrizio had his first pass of the game inter- cepted by the Bulldog secondary. The interception was returned 51 yards for a touchdown and the score stood 30- 10 Tech. And most of the NSU fans still in the stadium began to exit. The fans missed some excitement left on the NSU side, however, as Fabri- zio hit Floyd Turner for a 32-yard touchdown with 7:26 left to make it a 30-17 game. Tech fumbled on its own 35 less than a minute later, and hope sprang up for Northwestern players and fans. Frank Graham couldn ' t hold on to it on the next NSU possession, though, and Tech sealed the victory with a field- goal. This making the final score 33-17 Tech. The Demons continued their season with a game against Southwest Texas down in San Marcos. The game like most all season re- mained close until the end with the De- mons being on the losing end of a 26- 17 score. " Our special teams and certain play- ers have come up big all year. But with our experienced players along with freshmen we should battle for the Gulf Star Conference Championship every year, " said placekicker Jay Mount. Both teams remain in contention for the conference championship, but it seems Stephen F. Austin has the edge on the others. sad Coach Sam Goodwin along with coaches plans game strategy 165 Demons Defeat Colonels Remain In Contention Northwestern surprised Nicholls State in Thibodaux 20-14. Stephen F. Austin led the conference standings with a 2-0 mark, 7-1 overall, going into battle with Sam Houston. The Lumberjacks, were upset at home howev- er, to make the Gulf Star Conference football title race just that ... a race. The Demons (3-6 overall), defeated Ni- cholls (4-5) for the sixth consecutive year by scoring 20 unanswered points, and the holding off a furious Colonel comeback attempt. Southeastern Louisiana University ten- tatively dropped its football program last week, and after the initial shock last week (when SLU lost to Southwest Texas, 55- 15), the Lions came roaring back to upset Northwestern, 20-14, in Hammond. It was Southeastern ' s second win of the year against eight losses. To sum the game up is easy: the 3-7 Demons turned the ball over four times during the contest and the defense let two long SLU plays go untouched. The only way the Demons can clinch a tie for the Gulf Star Conference cham- pionship is if NSU defeats SFA this week- end and Sam Houston State is upset at Southwest Texas. If that happens, all four of those teams will be co-champions with 3-2 conference marks. The Demons haven ' t beaten SFA in two years, so the seven-foot wooden Indian Chief Caddo, the symbol of supremacy in the matchup, has remained in Nacog- doches, TX since the Lumberjacks ' 27-25 win over the Demons at NSU ' s homecom- ing in 1983. Stephen F. brought an 8-2 record into Turpin Stadium compared to the less- than-spectacular 3-7 mark of Northwes- tern. " They (SFA) are the most consistent offensive team that we ' ll have played all season, " said Demon coach Sam Good- win, now 14-18 in his three years at the helm of Northwestern. " Their offensive stats speak for themselves, and (quarter- back Todd) Whitten has good speed and gives them a lot of versatility. " The Demons fell to the Lumberjacks 19-10, but were in contention for the Gulf Star title all season. 166 Football Wayne Van prepares to run the ottense NSU Ark. St. NSU NTSU NSU McNeese 10 12 14 34 14 13 First Downs 11 24 First Downs 23 18 First Downs 14 12 Rushing Yardage 30-82 62-314 Rushing Yardage 45-112 52-340 Rushing Yardage 196 190 Passing Yardage 145 59 Passing Yardage 321 21 Passing Yardage 54 87 Total Offense 227 373 Total Offense 433 361 Total Offense 250 277 Punts-Average 5-45.8 4-45.0 Punts Average 6-37.7 7-39.0 Punts-Average 9-40.2 9-38.2 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 4-1 Fumbles-Lost 3-2 2-1 Fumbles-Lost 3-3 6-3 Penalties- A verage 1 0-60 7-65 Penalties Average 1 1 -74 9-76 Penalties-Average 4-30 3-20 NSU USM NSU NLU NSU SHSU 14 7 21 45 14 10 First Downs 15 18 First Downs 13 23 First Downs 10 25 Rushing Yardage 113 209 Rushing Yardage 37-179 47-183 Rushing Yardage 38-119 42-175 Passing Yardage 102 141 Passing Yardage 165 347 Passing- Yardage 90 189 Total Offense 215 350 Total Offense 344 530 Total Offense 209 364 Punts-Average 9-45.6 6-41.7 Punts-Average 7-45.7 4-32.0 Punts-Average 5-40.6 3-38.3 Fumbles-Lost 2-0 3-2 Fumbles-Lost 3-1 2-1 Fumbles-Lost 3-2 0-0 Penalties- A verage 3-25 5-45 Penalties- A verage 1-5 4-30 Penalties- A verage 3-15 8-60 First Downs Rushing Yardage Passing Yardage Total Offense Punts-Average Fumbles-Lost NSU 17 16 34-70 292 362 4-39.3 4-3 Penalties Average 7-50 Tech 33 20 46-154 286 440 5-37.4 2-1 5-50 First Downs Rushing Yardage Passing Yardage Total Offense Punts-Average Fumbles-Lost NSU 26 12 38-138 189 377 3-41.6 4-2 Penalties-Average 3-40 SWT 17 20 61-288 217 505 0-0 7-7 7-59 First Downs Rushing Yardage Passing Yardage Total Offense Punts-Average Fumbles-Lost NSU 20 13 60-209 68 277 8-41.5 4-2 Nich. 14 12 28-81 115 196 4-30.0 2-1 Penalties-Average 15-125 6-57 First Downs Rushing Yardage Passing Yardage Total Offense Punts-Average Fumbles-Lost NSU 20 19 54-233 146 378 7-44.4 1-1 Penalties-Average 10-85 SLU 14 15 33-163 233 396 7-45.9 5-1 6-35 First Downs Rushing Yardage Passing Yardage Total Offense Punts-Average Fumbles-Lost NSU 19 22 43-199 34 233 6-42.3 1-1 Penalties-Average 5-45 SFA 1 Team Record 15 Stephen F.Austin 4-1 (9-2) 56-273 Sam Houston State4-1 (8-3) 128 Southwest Texas 2-3 (3-8) 401 Nicholls State 2-3 (6-5) 4-32.3 Northwestern 2-1 State 2-3 (3-8) 6-70 Southeastern La. 1-4 (2-9) 167 Lady Demons Fight For National Ranking Win Gulf Star Conference The Lady Demons can ' t do anything for an encore since they went 20-6 last year, in- cluding a perfect 10-0 mark in conference play. How do you top a conference champion- ship and the best winning per- centage in school history? If it ' s possible to accomplish even more than in 1984-85, then this year ' s edition of the Lady Demons almost did it. The Lady Demons returned all four starters from last year ' s fun and gun squad that singed the nets for 88 points per game. But what excites head coach Pat Pierson even more is that her bench will be even stronger. " There ' s no substi- tute for experience, " says Pier- son, now in her eighth year as head coach. " With everybody coming back the only players having to learn will be the in- coming freshman. We ' ll have lots of depth because of all the playing time our reserves got last year. " Lonnie Banks and Teressa Thomas return at the guard slots for the fourth consecutive year. Thomas enjoyed her fin- est year yet in 1984-85, dishing out 190 assists to go along with her career best 11.9 points per game scoring average. Banks rebounded after a slow start to average a career-high 12.5 ppg. The 5-7 senior had 82 steals to lead the Lady Demons in that category. Linda Grayson lead the NSU gals in rebounds, picking off an average of 9.2 boards per game. The 6-1 forward finished second on the squad in scoring with a 17.5 average. Annie Har- ris, a 5-8 Junior, rebounds out the returning four. In double figures for much of the year, Harris finished up the season with 7.3 ppg and was third on the squad with 5.4 rebounds per contest. Top players off the Lady De- mon bench include Sandy Pugh (7.1 ppg), Kristy Harris (third on the team in assists with 60) and Val Williams (3.0 ppg 2.1 rebounds). 168 Women ' s Basketball Sandra Pugh focuses on the defensive aspect of basketball. Linda Grayson scrambles for a rebound. Kristy Harris sharpens her skills before a practice eressa Thomas reaches for a loose bal Incoming players Lori Mar- tin. Clara Jean Davis, Michelle Efferson and Julie Harvey will challenge incumbents Monica Lee and Missy Landreneau for additional playing time. Linda Grayson left the squad during the season for medical reasons with Gussie Leonard returning home for personal reasons. The Lady Demons showed their bench strength with the play of forward center Clara Jean Davis and forward Sandra Pugh. The Ladies remained unbeat- en after reeling off four rela- tively one-sided wins, all in the friendly confines of Prather Coliseum. However, the Lady Demons took to the road for probably their toughest assignment of the season; to try to upset the second-ranked Lady Indians of Northeast Louisiana. In Mon- roe ' s Ewing Coliseum, on the Northeast campus. The NSU Ladies were defeated by a score of 75-56. The Lady Demons opened the season against Southern Arkansas and won 117-53. As the Lady Demons set Northwestern record s for most points scored and margin of victory (64). Nationally-ranked Kansas of the Big Eight Conference pro- vided the Lady Demons some of their toughest opposition of the young season. The Lady Demons overcame a three- point halftime deficit, however, to post a convincing 79-63 win over the visiting Lady Jay- hawks. The Lady Demons ' second annual NSU Christmas Classic saw Northwestern advance to the title game easily by crush- ing Pan American University of Edinburg. TX The tournament title bout pitted the Lady Demons against the Mississippi College Lady Choctaws. a team that (like Northwestern) returned four starters from last season Mississippi College spotted the Lady Demons a 26-9 lead in the first period, but came back against a sluggish NSU squad in the second half to make it re- spectable. The final was 88-77 giving the Lady Demons their second straight Christmas Classic championship. Annie Harris puts it up for an easy basket. Linda Grayson drives for a quick i 169 Ladies Await Post-Season Play Record over twenty wins The Lady Demons lost their first two games of the season on the road in Reno, Nevada. The losses came to the hands of Nevada-reno and the Univer- sity Pacific. The ladies finished 1-2 in the Lady Pack Classic with a victory over Boise State. Returning home the ladies went on a hot steak while winning nine out of ten games. With conference victories com- ing over Southwest Texas, Stephen F. Austin, Nicholls State, Sam Houston State and a loss to the Lady Lions of Southeastern Louisiana. The biggest victory of Lady Demons history came with an upset win over Northeast Louisiana by a score of 86- 83. The Northwestern ladies had wins over powerful Creighton and Gulf Star rivals Nicholls State, Stephen F. Austin and Southeastern Louisiana. The flat play of the girls cost them two games with back to back losses to Louisiana State and Sam Houston State. The Lady Demons won their second straight Gulf Star Conference cham- pionship and tried to keep a slim chance of post-season play open while defeating Gulf Star rival Southwest Texas State, 82-74, in San Marcos. The game broke a two-game losing streak, NSU ' s first this season. The Northwestern ladies are 23-6 on the season, after two victories against Ha- waii Pacific in Hawaii. The wins gave the Lady Demons their best record ever and an 8-3 Gulf Star Conference record. Clara Jean Davis scores another two points. AM Photos by Don Sepulvado 170 Women ' s Basketball Kristy Harris shoots from the inside. Freshman Lon Martin battles underneath for a loo: ball. Val Williams takes control of the ball NSU Team Results 117 SOUTH ARKANSAS 79 KANSAS 108 PAN AMERICAN 88 MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE 56 Northeast LA 83 MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE 88 FLORDIA 82 Univ Pacific 77 BOISE STATE 77 Nevada-Reno 99 LAMAR 108 ARKANSAS- LITTLE ROCK 83 GRAMBLING 72 STEPHEN F. AUSTIN 94 SAM HOUSTON 90 SOUTHWEST TEXAS 86 NORTHEAST LA 83 NICHOLLS STATE 88 Southeastern La 92 GRAMBLING 74 STEPHEN F AUSTIN 100 CREIGHTON 81 NICHOLLS STATE 67 SOUTHEASTERN LA 90 Louisiana State 67 Sam Houston 84 SOUTHWEST TEXAS 95 HAWAII PACIFIC 134 HAWAII PACIFIC RECORD: 25-7 GSC: 8-2 OPP. 53 63 61 77 75 81 67 87 66 85 81 57 70 68 66 52 83 72 93 86 68 85 69 59 118 77 76 62 51 The Lady Demons finished second in the NIT Tournament held in Amanllo. Texas Lonnie Banks steals the ball from an unsuspecting player 171 Demon Basketball Is Back Record both home and away victories After a dismal two-year peri- od in which a total of just nine victories were recorded, NSU entered the 1985-86 season with a new coach and a new- founded optimism. Natchi- toches native Don Beasley re- turns home with the intention of turning around the Demons, and his task is not an easy one. " We won ' t take any short- cuts in building the program " , says the former University of Georgia assistant coach. Beas- ley continued, " I ' m more con- cerned right now about instill- ing pride in our basketball pro- gram, and that pride starts within the player he ' s got to be willing to earn it. We ' ll begin with work on fundamentals and go from there. " We ' ll have to build up to a competitive level, which won ' t be easy, considering the strength of the 1985-86 De- mon schedule! If games against perennial Southeastern Con- ference powers Kentucky and Alabama aren ' t enough, then second semester contests against the likes of Louisiana Tech and Lamar are. No won- der Beasley calls it the tough- est schedule in NSU hoop his- tory. This season ' s team will be made up of mostly young play- ers, with only two seniors on the roster. The rest of the up- perclassmen ranks will be filled by three junior college trans- fers, six sophomores that re- turn from last year, and four incoming freshman. Beasley stated, " My immedi- ate concern is to cut down on the numerous turnovers com- mitted by the Demons last year. It ' s important to take care of the ball and get a shot off at the offensive end. We ' ll also stress a strong defense and build from there. " Key players returning are Gulf Star Conference Fresh- man of the year, George Jones and Dwight Moody. Others who will play a vital part in the suc- cess of the Demons are trans- fers Gerard Bush and Victor Willis. All Photos by Don Sepulvado 172 Men ' s Basketball George Jones places the ball on the glass. Patrick Wesley hopes to draw a foul while protecting the ball. Victor Willis releases a jump shot with a game against McNeese. Dwight Moody jumps over everyone for a rebound New head coach Don Beas- ley has changed the attitude of the Demons, however, and they now play competitive bas- ketball and have been in nearly every game this year. And un- like last year ' s team, coached by Wayne Yates, the fan sup- port is there. New support from Natchi- toches residents, alumni and students have seen the atten- dance figures increase this sea- son compared to the 1984-85 season, when the Demons set all kinds of dubious records in a 3-25 season (last in the Gulf Star) The Demons began the sea- son playing in front of 23.000 people (more people than the Demon football team played for in any one game this sea- son) in Kentucky ' s famed Rupp Arena. Their first loss came at the hands of the nationally ranked Wildcats, who defeated NSU 77-58, in a game surprisingly closer than the score indicat- ed. The next game was against Southeastern conference pow- erhouse Alabama in Tusca- loosa. At the final buzzer, the score read Alabama 82 and NSU 77. The Demons remained on the road by traveling to Dallas to take on the Mustangs of SMU. The Texans handed the De- mons their third loss with the score 77-59 Dwight Moody splits the lane for a basket • Hu l stuffs one for a high percentage shot 173 Demons Gain Respect Finish second in the Gulf Star The Demons came home to the com- fortable confines of Prather Coliseum. They dropped a game to McNeese State and in Natchitoches loss to Lou- isiana Tech. But won back to back games with victories over both Florida A M and Northeast Louisiana. The team lost eight out of ther next nine with a win coming over the Univer- sity of Arkansas at Little Rock. Stephen F. Austin slipped by the boys with a close score of 55-54. The Demons stood with a 3-14 mark before streaking through their final ten games with an 8-2 record. The men ' s basketball program finished 7-3 in the conference, good enough for a second place tie with Stephen F. Austin, as Sam Houston will reign as conference champions. Northwestern ' s average home atten- dance leaped from 600 per game last season to nearly 1,200 per game this season. With the leadership of head coach Don Beasley combined with the loss of only two seniors (Dwight Moody and Roy Roach). The Demons will be a fa- vorite to win the Gulf Star Conference next year. AM Photos by Don Sepulvado 74 Men ' s Basketball Cng Calcote passes the ball off George Jones jumps for another Demon offensive rebound. L Iwight Moody leaps to make a jump shot. Darren Melancon gains control of the loose bal NSUTeam Results OPP. 58 Kentucky 77 Alabama 82 SMU 77 McNeese State 62 Louisiana Tech 69 Northeast LA 69 FLORIDA A M 75 NORTHEAST LA 60 McNeese State 64 Rice 58 Lamar 61 77 59 49 63 60 76 64 61 53 47 68 50 44 64 54 63 71 80 70 64 57 66 84 65 74 75 ARKANSAS-LITTLE ROCK 61 Louisiana Tech 70 Arkansas-Little Rock 75 Northeast La 82 Stephen F. Austin 55 Sam Houston State 71 SOUTHWEST TEXAS 55 CENTENARY 62 NICHOLLS STATE 53 SOUTHEASTERN LA 61 Stephen F.Austin 61 Centenary 70 NICHOLLS STATE 68 SOUTHEASTERN LA 62 SAM HOUSTON STATE 70 SOUTHWEST TEXAS 70 RECORD: 11-16 GSC: 7-3 D atnck Wesley two hands one for an easy basket 175 NSU Team Results OPP. 9 EAST TEXAS BAPTIST 9 LOUISIANA COLLEGE 8 SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY 9 at EAST TEXAS BAPTIST 9 at TULANE 7 ARKANSAS TECH 4 Lamar 6 TULANE 5 LOUISIANA TECH 8 CENTENARY 8 at SAM HOUSTON STATE 1 at McNeese State 4 Stephen F. Austin 1 Arkansas-Little Rock 9 SOUTHERN ARKANSAS 7 at NICHOLLS STATE 7 SOUTHEASTERN LA. 3 Southwest Texas State 5 at LAMAR 3 McNeese State 1 at Louisiana Tech Team Record: 14-7 GSC Record: 3-2 2 5 3 4 1 1 8 5 6 Name (POS ) W-L PCT Pierre Genevier (4) 8 1 889 Francisco Acuna (3) 19-6 760 Axel Reich (5-6) 20-7 741 Claudio Semmelmann (5-6) 17-8 680 Claudio Santibanez (4) 12-6 667 Morris Brown 92) 13-15 454 Jorge Salvo (1) 12-16 429 101-59 631 Francisco Acuna skillfully serves an ace 176 Men ' s Tennis Axel Reich reaches for an outside shot. Morris Brown returns the ball with a backhand swing. First Row: Graduate assistant Carlos Blanco. Axel Reich. Morris Brown. Claudio Santibanez and Sergio de Almeida. Second Row: Head Coach Johnnie Emmons. Pierre Genevier. Jorge Salvo. Francisco Acuna and Claudio Semmelmann. Men ' s Tennis Team Serves Up 14-7 Season for 1985 Finish Second in Gulf Star Conference After winning the Trans America Ath- letic Conference the 1984 men ' s ten- nis team, enjoyed another winning sea- son compiling a 14-7 record. Coach Johnnie Emmons said before the 1985 effort, " As far as the confer- ence is concerned, Southwest Texas is very strong, as is Stephen F. Austin. I see us in the middle of the pack some- where. " Coach Emmons also added, " Trying to replace (Oriol) Vega and Hugo Mo- lina is next ito impossible, " says Em- mons of last year ' s number one and three players. The team lost two seniors at the end of the 1984 campaign, but replaced them with two freshmen, Claudio Sem- melmann and Claudio Santibanez. Semmelmann and Santibanez saw much action and had records of 17-8 and 12-6, respectively. The top singles record on the team was held by Acuna with a 19-6 record. The top doubles team for the season was Acuna and Semmelmann with a record standing at 13-6. Second in line was Genevier and Reich, 12-7, and third was Salvo and Santibanez, 9-6. The team placed second in the Gulf Star Conference with Southwest Texas State taking first place. NSU also par- ticipated in the Big Gold Classic at Southern Mississippi University and fin- ished 10th out of 29 schools compet- ing in the tournament. With an overall record of 14-7 and a Gulf Star Confer- ence record of 3-2 the winning tradi- tion of NSU men ' s tennis should only improve in the future. All Pholo by Don $• 177 NSU Team Results OPP. EAST TEXAS 9 BAPTIST at EAST TEXAS 9 BAPTIST 1 at Tulane 8 7 at NEW ORLEANS 1 Lamar 8 7 at McNEESE STATE 2 at SOUTHWESTERN 8 LA 1 6 at CENTENARY 2 1 Tulane 8 6 LOUISIANA TECH 3 at SAM HOUSTON 8 STATE 1 5 McNEESE STATE 4 3 Stephen F. Austin 6 at Arkansas- 3 Little Rock 6 9 at NICHOLLS STATE 7 SOUTHEASTERN LA 2 at SOUTHWEST 5 TEXAS STATE 4 5 at LOUISIANA TECH 4 Team Record: 13-6 GSC Record: 4-1 Individual Singles Records Name (POS) W-L PCT. Tory Plunkett (I) 17-4 810 Kim Tollett (4) 15-6 .714 Ana Maria de Felippo(2) 14-7 667 Karla Tubbs (6) 13-8 .619 Monica Isaza (5) 12-9 571 Angie Peterson (3) 7-14 .333 Totals 78-48 .619 Ana Maria de Felippo double hands a return volley. Tory Plunkett stretches to make the return. • i 11- 1 1 i FRONT ROW: Graduate assistant Carlos Blanco, Carmen Sirera, Karla Tubbs. and Ana Maria de Felippo. BACK ROW: Head Coach Johnnie Emmons, Monica Isaza, Kim Tollett, Angela Peterson, and Tory Plunkett. 178 Women ' Tennis " 4 Karla Tubbs makes a backhand volley. " « fc NSU Lady Netters Post Winning Season Place Second in Conference The 1985 Lady Demon tennis team stayed on the winning course after an average 1985 season posting a 11-9 record. This squad with only one senior member along with one freshman recorded an overall 13-6 record while going 4-1 in the Gulf Star Conference. The only team that stood in the way of a Lady Demons conference cham- pionship was the Stephen F. Austin Lady- jacks who defeated NSU, 5-4 in Natchi- toches. Seven year women ' s tennis coach, John- nie Emmons commented, " the player who put us over the top this past season is new- comer, Tory Plunkett " whom Emmons calls " one of my strongest players in quite some- time. " Plunkett, from Arlington. Texas, played in the number one singles position. Accolades surrounded the freshman after two con- secutive Demon victories she was named the Gulf Star Conference women ' s tennis Player of the Week. Another teammate re- ceiving honors was Kim Tollett, a junior, named to the Gulf Star Conference all-Aca- demic team for women ' s tennis. Tollett car- ries a 3.87 grade point average in business administration. The 1985 Lady Demon squad defeated NSU rival Louisiana Tech twice during a sea- son where only Tulane had consecutive vic- tories over NSU., Other universiti the future of NSU women ' s tennis. They haven ' t, so far, posted a losing record and the disap- pointing 1984 season will prove to be just a fluke. All Photos by Don Sepulvsdo Lady Demons K. Tollett. K Tubbs. A deFelippo and M Isaza discuss game plan 179 Lady Demons Softball Falls Short Finish With a 20-26-1 Record " The strength of our conference in softball is second to none, " said Linda Jones at the end of the season. " I thought we would be above .500 for the season, but we had several close losses to teams we likely should have swept. But we did have a young team and we will be better with this much experience to carry over to next sea- son. " These remarks came from Lady De- mons softball coach, Linda Jones. The 1985 team consisted of four seniors and five freshmen. The Lady Demons were led in hitting by freshman out- fielder Tracy Foshee, with a .286 aver- age. Ginger Craig, another freshman, was second with a .272 average. Craig led the team with 10 homeruns, setting a career mark for round-trippers in her first season. Craig also led the team with 33 runs batted in and Craig and Foshee both had five stolen bases dur- ing the season. Seniors on the team included shortstop Cindy Berry, sec- ond baseman Renee Richard, and third baseman Annette Manuel. Jones commented after the final game of the season, " We will certainly miss our seniors because of their play around the infield, but we will return a strong nucleus next year. We need to add some pitching and if we can im- prove our depth and team speed we can be much improved next spring. Ending the season with a win over a very good team that consisted of most- ly seniors can serve as a very positive factor for our younger players. " All Photos by Don Sepulvado 1 " " " ' " ■w -fc ina- " Annette Manuel fields the ball and throws for the out. T?%M lMf H " - ' -- Shortstop Debbie Darbonne makes the force at second. 180 Softball Vendy Zucconi, awaits the play at the plate. Renee Richard rifles the ball to first. NSUOPP. OPPONENT 3 2 NORTHEAST MISSOURI 4 5 Northeast Missouri 2 4 Northeast La. 3 2 NORTHEAST LA. 3 CENTRAL MISSOURI 5 2 CENTRAL MISSOURI 4 at Stephen F. Austin 4 9 Southwestern La. 3 7 Southwestern La 3 1 McNEESE STATE 1 3 McNeese State 2 1 at NORTHEAST LA 1 1 Northeast La 3 2 McNEESE STATE 2 5 Southwestern La. 3 2 NORTHEAST LA 5 Nicholls State 4 2 SOUTHWEST MISSOURI 4 2 SOUTHWEST MISSOURI 7 3 LAMAR 3 LAMAR 2 at STEPHEN F AUSTIN 1 9 at Stephen F Austin 1 2 at Sam Houston State 3 4 at Sam Houston 8 2 at SOUTHWEST TEXAS 5 2 at SOUTHWEST TEXAS 1 2 at Lamar 8 7 at LAMAR 4 7 Gr ambling State 12 2 GRAMBLING STATE 3 4 Southeastern La 5 1 SOUTHEASTERN LA 4 Nicholls State 1 5 Nicholls State 4 6 at G rambling State 8 7 at GRAMBLING STATE 1 4 Stephen F Austin 2 Stephen F Austin 2 9 Sam Houston State 12 Sam Houston State 5 6 at McNeese State 3 1 at McNEESE STATE 2 5 at Southeastern La 4 5 .it Southeastern La 1 3 at Nicholls State 4 3 at NICHOLLS STATE RECORD 20 26-1 GSC 412 IRST ROW: Wendy Zucconi, Donna Jo Lafitte. Maureen Kracik, Cindy Berry. Debbie Darbonne. Ginger Craig ECOND ROW: Tracy Foshee. Sydney Forrester, Jeanne Di Vittono, Missy Landreneu. Annette Manuel. Renee ichard. 181 Baseball Needs To Fill Positions Demons drafted by the majors Despite a 19-34 record there is much optimism for the future of Demon base- ball in 1986. A few bright spots in an otherwise dis- mal season were David Bailey, Clifton Walker and Dave Reynolds. Bailey is a 5- 11, 170-pound junior from West Monroe High School who played in all 53 games for the Demons this season. Bailey car- ried a .355 batting average, including 36 runs batted in, 12 home runs, 11 doubles and two triples. He was also named Gulf Star Conference all conference team and Louisiana Sports Writers Association All- Louisiana Collegiate baseball team. " David did just about everything you can do at the plate for us this season, " said Demon Coach Herbie Smith. Smith added, " He got on base, he drove in runs, and he hit the long ball. He turned into a complete player and is a very tough man to get out when he is at the plate. " Pitcher Clifton Walker was selected in the 12th round by the Philadelphia Phil- lies. Walker, a 6-1, 165 pound junior post- ed a 2-6 overall record with a 5.65 earned run average. He collected 45 strikeouts in 53 innings. Reynolds combined with second base- man David Baileas taken in the 22nd round by the Chicago White Sox. The team only won 19 games but gave coach Herbie Smith his 300th collegiate win while sweeping Texas Southern. They also defeated Gulf Star Conference rivals Southwest Texas State, Southeastern La. and Sam Houston State and swept both Louisiana College and Texas Southern. " I ' m looking forward to getting started because I think we played well in the fall and I ' m encouraged, and it will be difficult early because we are so young. But I know we will hit the ball better than last season and I think we will be better defen- sively. Again, our pitching staff doesn ' t have much experience. " I ■: .--:-m--,. i t v-»- rfcfc David Bailey anticipates yet another Demon doubleplay. 182 Baseball Terry Martin slides safely under the tag of a McNeese player. . w x % L NSU OPP 3 4 1 2 11 10 ufino Suarez awaits the pitch. David Reynolds fires to first. Reynolds had a .929 fielding percentage. 9 2 9 9 7 4 1 8 11 8 10 3 3 13 6 3 3 3 5 1 3 2 3 10 5 3 1 7 7 15 12 13 1 9 3 8 3 2 18 12 4 1 3 4 4 13 4 1 7 4 17 10 4 7 6 12 2 4 7 B 6 ? 7 9 5 8 12 4 1 OPPONENT McNeese State McNeese State at Grambling State CENTRAL MISSOURI STATE CENTRAL MISSOURI STATE CENTRAL MISSOURI STATE Central Missouri State SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI Southern Mississippi Southern Mississippi at Louisiana State LOUISIANA TECH Louisiana Tech Louisiana Tech Louisiana Tech TEXAS SOUTHERN TEXAS SOUTHERN Nicholls State Nicholls State Southeastern La SOUTHEASTERN LA at LOUISIANA COLLEGE at LOUISIANA COLLEGE at CENTENARY at Centenary at Tulane at Nicholls State at NICHOLLS STATE at Southeastern La at Southeastern La Northeast La Tulane Tulane SOUTHWEST TEXAS STATE Southwest Texas State SAM HOUSTON STATE Sam Houston State Louisiana State at Stephen F Austin at Stephen F Austin at Northeast La at Northeast La at SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI at SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI Stephen F Austin LOUISIANA COLLEGE Louisiana College Southwest Te«as State SOUTHWEST TEXAS STATE at Sam Houston State at Sam Houston State Centenary CENTENARY RECORD 1934 GSC b 14 ' ike Antonini shows good form delivering a pitch Baseball 183 Support Your Local Demon Cheerleaders spread the spirit Most people think cheerleaders are stereotyped as being a bunch of kids screaming their hearts out at football games. Demon cheerleaders don ' t fit this category. Leading cheers at a game is a result of several hours of weekly practice. They must be able to combine this with daily exercises to re- main perfectly conditioned for a busy sports schedule. Head Cheerleder Scott Repp stated, " We train under the old saying, prac- tice makes perfect. This summer we attended a week-long NCA camp in Dal- las, Texas. " Repp added, " We came back early in the semester to practice ' pyramids ' and ' highchairs ' which require a great deal of practice time as well as pa- tience. These are all required skills that a cheerleader must learn. " Regardless of temperature or weath- er (humidity, rain) the cheerleaders as a group walk the sidelines to add sup- port and spirit to the cheering Demon fans. Bobby Thompson holds up Theresa Guillory to lead a cheer during a pep rally. Member of the 1985 Demon cheerleaders include Front Row: Laurie Weaver, Scott Repp and Mark Colomb. Second Row: Brenda Goldeman, Debbie Cable, Benny Rankin, Shawn Wyble, Kay Lane and Bobby Thompson. Cheerleaders participate in a Friday afternoon blowout. 184 Cheerleaders Cheerleader tryouts are held at the end of each spring and are open to the public. Tryouts in- clude a personal interview, per- formance of cheers, pom-pon routines and various stunts. The ultimate goal of each participant is to be chosen to represent NSU as a Demon Cheerleader. Cheerleader Shawn Wyble com- mented, " The cheerleading squad usually consists of five men and five women who represent Northwestern at both home and away football games and most home basketball games. " Wyble added, " Anyone who en- joys sharing their school spirit with other students is welcome to become a member of this formal group. The group spends hours and weeks mastering an assort- ment of chants and yells as well as acrobatic skills, which do not come easy. " So the next time you are sitting in the stands and notice the skill- ful timing of the cheerleaders, re- member all the hours of practice behind their effort. Demon mascot " Vic " appears with local children. 185 Fun n ' Games For All Students Intramurals is a great way to work out daily frustrations, and it can be a lot of fun, depending on who you play. Kristy Peeples Intramurals is a great way to get involved and meet people. Donna Jo Kelly Intramurals isn ' t the most important as- pect Of collegiate life, but it sure rates Keith Colquette practices driving for intramural golf high. Paula Loe Yes, I like intramurals. I feel it builds a competive spirit between groups and they are also fun. Keith Colquette feel intramurals are a waste of time, nobody even knows who ends up winning half the time. It ' s nonsense with no pur- pose. Brian White ■ ■ I .: All Photos by Jeff Thompson 186 Intramurals 7Voy Kyson tosses a horseshoe. Kappa Alpha fraternity participates in the tug-of-war. Sometimes the competition really gets out of hand. It ' s sad, we (the Greeks) don ' t all get along. No grudges should be held. Anonymous Greek Intramurals are great! I love the Flag Football season! The Phi Mu ' s love to compete in all sports. Angela Gentry Intramurals play a large part at NSU. If offers something for Greeks and Indepen- dents. Because of intramurals Greeks and Independents meet together to compete and to socialize. Chris Wakefield like intramurals because it lets me relax and cut up and be with all my buddies. Dina Haynes think the intramural program is great because it offers competitive events for everyone; even if they aren ' t athletic. Lisa Lawson Charlie Moore lines up behind the eight bal 187 Demon Playground. For All Sports Intramurals gives the average athlete an opportunity to participate in all kinds of events in a casual atmosphere, without anything really being at stake if you win or lose like in collegiate sports, for example, football and basketball. Coy Wayne Gammage Intramurals are a great way to help stay in shape while competing in team and individual competition. Gilbert Harrison Intramurals gives me a chance to play both football and volleyball. Shawn Briggs I haven ' t played many sports, but I en- joy watching from the sidelines. Anne Clifton Watching intramurals is a good break from classes and homework. Debbie Stringer Ronald Davis returns a volley while playing ping pong. Rahme Rahid saves the ball trom going off the table. All Photos by Keith Colquette Mike White shoots over the hand of defender Mike Casey 188 Intramurals ■ Kevin Peters plays one-on-one with Jim Collins. Intramurals help me relax after a day of classes and work. Mickey Stroud I have played intramurals for both an independent and a greek. (Blindboys and TKE) I have especially enjoyed bas- ketball. Rick Ellis Intramurals is a great way to stay in shape and meet people. Sid Williams Basketball is the only intramural sport I play at NSU. Jim Collins My athletic abilities are limited, but I have played rook and uno. Pat Wyatt Rossio Carr prepares to slam a serve across the net 189 The Games Continue Intra murals finishes with Softball I generally play the less physical sports but enjoy supporting my favorite teams from the sidelines. Paula Burke have attended Northwestern for several years and have found intramural competi- tion especially exciting in football and Softball. Sid Williams After this season of basketball I may con- tinue playing all the spring sports. Bert Guerrero My size keeps me from playing basketball but I will be ready for indoor soccer. Mike Burton try to fit my schedule around in tram ur- als but sometimes I find it difficult to make time. Brian Cams Coy Gammage and Mike Turk prepare for ping-pong doubles. All Photos by Coy Gammage 190 Intramurals Theta Chi ' s Dan Kratz puts up an outside shot. ; John Frost takes a dive during intramural tug-of-war. Intramurals provides an opportunity for students to be actively involved without being obligated to an organization. Steve Horton Intramurals gives me an excuse for not doing my homework. Dan Kyler The intramural schedule offers a sport for nearly everyone. Sarah Nelken have watched several intramural games but I have especially enjoyed watching basketball. Ollie Falcon Intramurals gives ail students a chance to compete in their favorite sport. Nicole Smith Brian Boone gives it his all in arm wrestling. 191 Tracksters Go All- American Win First Gulf Star Conference Outdoor Track Championship " I think this team will be the most balanced team we have had here in several years. Our group of newcomers was espe- cially impressive in the fall. I hope they can continue to pro- gress to show results and score points during the indoor and outdoor seasons, said Demon Coach Leon Johnson. These were Coach John- son ' s remarks before the 1985 season. This team returned 11 lettermen and four All-Ameri- cans, including javelin standout Steve Stockton and sprinters Edgar Washington, Percy McGlory and Ray Brown. Stockton, is a two-time Ail- American in the javelin and was ranked seventh in the country by Trackwire magazine. The Demons had three ath- letes qualify for the national meet, with Kelvin Barber in the long jump, Steve Stockton in the javelin and Eric Barber in both the long jump and triple jump. Johnson looked at the sea- son to be a wide open race be- tween the four conference schools. " I know Stephen F. Austin is strong in the distance events and Southeastern La. has been an improved team in each of the past couple of years, " Johnson added, " I don ' t know a lot about South- west Texas, but they have a solid program and I would ex- pect them to compete very well with the rest of us in the conference. " In 1985 the tracksters won the initial Gulf Star Conference track and field outdoor cham- pionship and Johnson claimed Coach of the Year honors in the league. They won the title in Natchitoches at the Gulf Star Conference Meet defeating Southwest Texas by five points. Returning nearly an entire squad for other 1986 season the future of Demon Track can only be optimistic. 192 Track Terry Douglas leaps for the pit. Douglas competed in both the decathlon and hurdles. Eric Barber winds up to make his jump. Barber participated the NCAA National Championship. Track team poses with Coach Leon Johnson after winning the Gulf Star Conference Outdoor Championship L, " I .war m Outdoor Track and Field Results Event Time 100 Meter Dash Edgar Washington 1065 200 Meter Dash Edgar Washington 21 33 400 Meter Dash Wilson Brown 47.10 800 Meter Dash Russell Duty 1:45.41 1500 Meter Dash Ronald Wilkms 3:57.97 Steeplechase Chris Maggio 10:46 80 5000 Meter Dash Ronald Wilkms 16:12 50 110 Meter Hurdles Frank Allen 14 90 400 Meter Dash Terry Douglas 54 16 400 Meter Relay Aaron Charles Edgar Washington Wilson Brown Kelvin Barber 40.26 800 Meter Relay Jeff Bailey Kenny Mosley Aaron Charles Percy McGlory 1:24.90 1600 Meter Relay Edgar Washington Tommy Thomas Donald Toussaint Wilson Brown 3 07 56 3200 Relay Jerome Calbert Russell Duty Ronald Wilkms Chris Maggio 7 44 50 Sprint Medley Relay Aaron Charles Edgar Cooper Donald Toussaint Ronald Wilkms 322 66 Javelin Steve Stockton 249-9feet Long Jump Eric Barber 263 Triple Jump Erie Barber 538 Shot Put Kevin Johnson 58-7 Discus Kevin Johnson 166-0 Pole Vault Richard Whitakei 15 High Jump Eric Lee 6 10 Decathlon Terry Douglas 6396 Russel Duty keeps p.ico in the 800 meter dash i rounds ! 800 metei dash 193 Spikers Make Comeback Women ' s Volleyball Returns After posting a record of 0-23 during the 1984 season. The Lady Demon volleyballers ended the 1985 season just below .500 with a 15-16 record. Head coach Linda Jones commented, " We ' re bet- ter than last year but we should be. I ' m disappointed because when preseason practice started, I expect- ed so much more from them. I ' m not totally pleased, but hopefully this month we ' ll improve and show more intensity and enthusiasm. " Jones added, " Because our team is so young, " I think they were nervous, and this affected our per- formance. " " But don ' t forget, " she continued, " that we played a lot of freshmen, sometimes six at a time, and that was their first college game experience. " Their first victory came against the Ladies of Cen- tenary College in the Northeast Louisiana Round Robin Tournament in Monroe. The winning continued even after the tournament, the Lady Demons downed both East Texas Baptist and archrival Louisiana Tech. The win over Centena- ry came in straight games of 15-2, 15-0 and 15-3. The volleyballers placed second at the University of Southwestern Louisiana tournament. But finished fourth in Gulf Star Conference competition with their only victory coming over Southeastern Louisi- ana. Coach Jones stated, " They (Sam Houston State and Southwest Texas) are the two strongest teams we can play with. It ' ll be good competition for us and we can learn from them. If we progress we could surprise some people. " The reason behind the success of the 1 985 cam- paign rest on the opportunity to grant full scholar- ships. The team consisted of seven freshmen and two returning letter men. Some standouts for the Lady Demons were hit- ters Dawn Carlos and Paula Blanks. The team will return next season with all players except senior Laura Waguespack. First Row: Kirsten Gernhauser. Second Row: Tanya Champagne, Laura Waguespack, Wendy Zucconi. Third Row: Robyn Justin, Dawn Carlos, Paula Blanks. Fourth Row: Sonja Dale, Colette Jones, Annie Bloxson. 194 Volleyball Robyn Justin and Annie Bloxson wait by the net anticipating the next Demon serve. All Photos by Don Sepulvado ead Coach Linda Jones plans strategy during a timeout. NSU OPP. OPPONENT 3 CENTENARY 3 Southwest La. 3 at Northeast La. 1 3 Southern University 3 at Northeast La. 3 2 EAST TEXAS BAPTIST 2 at CENTENARY 2 LOUISIANA TECH 2 at CENTENARY 2 LOUISIANA TECH 1 3 Southern University 3 1 SOUTHEASTERN LA. 3 Nicholls State 3 Stephen F. Austin 3 Wiley College 3 1 at EAST TEXAS BAPTIST 2 CENTENARY 2 CENTENARY 3 1 LOUISIANA TECH 1 3 at McNeese State 3 at Southwest Texas 3 at LOUISIANA TECH 3 2 SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY 3 Sam Houston State 3 Northeast La. 3 McNeese State 3 2 NICHOLLS STATE 2 3 at Southwest La. 3 1 LOUISIANA TECH 3 at Nicholls State 1 3 Stephen F. Austin Overall Record: 1 5-16 GSC Record: 1-4 awn Carlos jumps over her opponent to make a spike Rodeo Team Still On Top Host Second Annual Demon Days The second annual Demon Days Rodeo was held last spring in Nathitoches. The three-day event was held at the Fair- grounds Arena and is sanctioned by the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Associ- ation. Men ' s events included bareback riding, bull riding, saddle bronc riding, calf rop- ing, team roping and steer wrestling. Women participted in breakaway roping, goat tying and barrel racing. With over 200 contestants entering from all over the nation including national and regional intercollegiate champions. The Demons also competed in the Tem- ple Junior College Rodeo held in Temple, Texas and the Southern Region National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association contest in San Marcos, Texas. Ten members of the Demon rodeo team ranked in the top 15 in the final 1984-85 season standings of the South- ern Region of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association. John Hoare of East Palatka, Florida fin- ished the season in second in steer wres- tling to qualify for The College National Finals Rodeo in Bozeman, Montana. Ranking in bareback riding were Greg Truex of Lewisville, Texas, Ben H. West, Leesville and William Kent Darbonne of Hackberry. In bull riding, Mike Yancey of Lewisville, Texas, placed ninth and Darrell Fairchild of St. Gabriel was 1 1th. Stuart Gardner of Opelousas finished 10th in steer wrestling to give Northwestern two top 10 steer wrestlers, and in team roping Jeff Camp- bell of LeMoyen was third and Juan " Pon- cho " Manzanares was seventh. In wom- en ' s competiton Jody Ann Montsdeoca of Okeechobee, Florida, ranked 14th in bar- rel racing. This upcoming year the rodeo team will remain virtually the same and will again host the popular Demon Days Rodeo. WELCOME TO THE i N5U DEMON ORYS RODEO The entrance of the horses marks the beginning of the Demon Days Rodeo Rodeo clowns Kurt Ryder and Michael LaCombe entertain children during the Demon Days Rodeo. 196 Rodeo Team left Campbell tries to wrestle the steer to the ground. Mike Yancey stays in the saddle while attempting t o stay on the bull Rodeo team officers pictured left to right are Stuart Ronnie K Stephanie Lafleui and Kim Blevms 197 Keeping the Demons in Line Athletic Staff Oversees All Action Have you ever asked yourself what keeps the Demons in one piece and who is the man in the white uniform and who those people on the sidelines of foot- ball and basketball games are? Whether you asked yourself this question or not, these peo- ple are athletic trainers. Athletic trainer Jay Ratcliffe commented, " I spend hours at the fieldhouse before and after practice. During the football season I escort the team to both home and away games. Ratcliffe added, " We are not doctors and generally perform four functions: prevent injury, provide first aid, emergency treatment and rehabilitate ath- letes back to full strength. Everything, we do is under the direction of the team physi- cian. " So the next time you watch your favorite Northwestern team in action, even if not ' s football, think about those peo- ple behind the scenes who work hard to get those athletes physically ready to play. All Photos by Don Sepulvado 198 Athletic Staff Art Kaufman Outside Linebacker Coach James Meadors Wide Receiver Coach John Thompson Defensive Coordinator Benjy Pierce Defensive Line Coach Mark Douglas Graduate Assistant Tynes Hildebrand Athletic Director Nan Holmes Field House Director Tom Wancho Sports Information Director V f Jeff Dalpiaz Assistant Sports Information Director Don Beasley Head Basketball Coach Melvin Russell Assistant Basketball Coach Athletic staff proves to be a winner. After winning two conference titles outright, sharing the foot- ball championship and placing second in three other sports, Northwestern won the initial Gulf Star Conference all-sports trophy. The trophy is awarded to the conference school that totals the highest number of points based on finishes in all 12 sports, including eight men ' s sports and four women ' s sports. The Demons won the league title in outdoor track and field and women ' s basketball, shared the football champion- ship with Nicholls State and second in indoor track, men ' s tennis and women ' s tennis. We totaled 56 points. South- west Texas was second with 55.5 points. Stephen F. Austin totaled 55 points, followed by Southeastren Louisiana and Ni- cholls State with 49.5 each and Sam Houston with 43.5 points. " I think the all-sports award is what our athletic depart- ment is all about, it is what you strive for every year. " said Ath- letic Director Tynes Hilde- brand. Xi Leon Johnson Head Track Coach l it Pier son Women ' s Head H.iskflh i Linda Jones Women ' s Volleyball Softball ( Athletic Staff 199 Top Demon Performers All-Conference and All- Am erica n Players Triple and Long Jumper Eric Barber. Junior standout Eric Barber has giv- en the Demon indoor and outdoor track team national recognition. In only his second year of jumping Barber already holds the third best jump in Demon history. With a jump of 51 feet and 10.5 inches recorded dur- ing a NCAA sanctioned meet. Barber sands six feet and two inches and weighs slightly less than 200 pounds. He attended North Natchez High School in Natchez, Ms. and played both football and track. Barber stated, " Football helped me prepare in the Fall for Spring track sea- son. I wasn ' t a football standout but it forced me to remain in shape. But when track season came around I en- joyed the idea of running sprints and making jumps rather than having peo- ple tackle me. " Barber continued, " The Olympics have always been a dream but it isn ' t that realistic but who knows what the future brings. My short range goal is to set the Demon record in my favorite event the triple jump. " Head Track Coach Leon Johnston commented, " We may lack consisten- cy because of our youth, but we will be a deeper and more balanced team than we have been in the past. " Bar- ber ' s experience can only be an asset to a young Demon team. Demon running back John Stephens. Tailback John Stephens has been awarded Gulf Star Conference Fresh- man of the Year in 1984. But in 1985 he won the offensive MVP. What will the 1986 season bring? Stephens, a sophomore from Springhill, Louisiana, gained 1,001 yards on just 202 carries to become only the third back in NSU football his- tory to top the 1,000 yard mark. He already ranks seventh on the all- time career list in attempts and is ninth on the all-time rushing list with 1,468 yards. Stephens this season tied a school mark of three consecutive 100 yards games at the end of the season and will be able to break that mark at the start of next season. Stephens commented, " With two seasons left for me to play I hope I can stay healthy and break all the records but it is hard to say now. In the future I hope the Demons can win the Gulf Star Conference again and maybe further down the road I will have an opportuni- ty to play pro ball. " With most of the Demon football team returning along with Stephens the future can only look optimistic. 200 Sports Feature m 1 1 W£ vin| A m ■ 1 1 § 4 VP Demon forward George Jones. Lady Demons Guard Teressa Thomas. George Jones, a six feet and six inch freshman forward from Captain Shreve High School in Shreveport was named Gulf Star Conference Freshman Player of the Year and Gulf Star Conference first team all-conference squad in 1985. Jones led the Demons in scoring and rebounding, averaging 15.3 points and 7.6 rebounds per game. He shot 54 percent from the field and also led the team with 34 blocked shots. Jones ranks among the top five in the confer- ence in scoring, rebounding, field goal percentage and blocked shots. In conference games Jones was even more impressive, averaging 20.3 points and 9.9 rebounds while shooting 57 percent from the field. George was also the only freshman named to the all-conference team. Jones stated, " In high school I played nothing but football and didn ' t play basketball until my freshman year. After high school I was recruited by seven name schools and over 20 in to- tal, for example, NSU, Tech, Texas Tech, North Texas State, Tulane, Washington State, and Indiana State. I discounted the last two because I wanted to stay some place close. Jones continued, " It came down to Tech and NSU and since I had a quicker chance to play here, I came to North- western. " His choice has made many a Demon fan happy since Jones has three more years of playing time. Teressa Thomas stands only five feet and five inches but she plays like a sev- en-footer. She comes from Trinity Heights High School in Shreveport. Thomas plays guard for the Lady Demons and has helped lead them to both tournament and conference championships in her four years of play. Teressa had her best year in 1985 with eight blocked shots, 11.9 points a game and led the conference in assists. She was named Gulf Star Conference first team and MVP in both the Lady Pack Classic and the Lady Demon Christmas classic. Thomas stated, " This is my last year of play and was delighted in winning the two conference championships and the tournament play. But my proudest moment was when we beat the Lady Indians of Northest. " The Lady Demons have developed a strong women ' s basketball program and Teressa is just more evidence to this fact. 201 Tim Sprowl and Kelll Starnes catch some rays at Kappa Sigma s Luau , held in late April on Cane River. Mandy Hebert of Tri-Slgma works on her sorority s window of the Student Union during the Christmas Festival window contest. Tri-Sigma was one of several Greek organizations entering the competition. MIDDLE: Members of Sigma Tau Gamma cut the ribbon on their newly-acquired house on Greek Hill with (center) HSU president Dr. Joseph Orze and Joe Samplte. mayor of Mai- chitoches. The house formerly belonged to Delta Zela sorority. Phi Mu sisters Anna Hill, Llaa Williams, and Cathy Ernst enjoy a beer while talking dur- ing a Hawaiian party. Only the name ' s the same rom Here to Fraternity y o Greek. The phrase is used every semester [to " rush " interested students, but more people took it to heart in 1985-86 than in most years, leversing a decline of several semesters, the campus Greek __m made healthy strides in both number of pledges and tal number of members. Northwestern ' s fifteen fraternities and sororities were represented by nearly 400 students in chapters ranging in size from four to about 70. The low point of the year for campus Greeks came when Delta Zeta shut its doors in April after nearly 60 years at Nor- thwestern, leaving NSCJ with only three Panhellenic sororities. DZ ' s loss was Sigma Tau Gamma ' s gain, however, as the frater- nity purchased the Delta Zeta lodge on Greek Hill in August, t was the first time the Sig Tau ' s had a place to call " home " v. the late 1970 ' s, when the fraternity sold its residential •use on Pine Street. Greeks continued to dominate campus life, and nearly every campus leader from SGA president Shawn Wyble to _ president Rita Ravare to ROTC head Dan Kratz belonged to a fraternity or sorority. Chris Maggio and Susan Arthur continued the string of Greeks to hold the prestigious titles of Mr. and Miss Northwestern State University. As members of social fraternities and sororities, a primary past-time of Greeks is partying. Each semester yielded many Wednesday night exchanges between fraternities and sororities, and many Greeks held large theme parties in the spring. Among them are Kappa Alpha ' s Old South, Luau of Kappa Sigma, Rum Runners of Sig Tau, and Theta Chi ' s Caribbean Debauchery, among others. Fraternity rush week is one of the main events on campus at the beginning of each semester, and for at least two weeks the campus is a collection of party posters, rush material, little sisters with " I (heart) so-and-so " buttons, and guys who ' ve lost count on how many hands they ' ve shaken. The parties aren ' t so bad, either, unless you work for campus or city police. Athletics and intramurals again played a major role in Greek life, and nearly every day brothers and sisters battled it out in an effort to gain Intramural points and to have fun. Sigma Kappa sorority and Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity won their respective Intramural campus championships in 1985. Turpin Stadium was also alive with Greek spirit in the fall, for campus fraternities rotated the best seats in the house, those of the first twelve rows of the student side. Stomps annually are a major part of Black Greek heritage, and again this year several fraternities and sororities entertain- ed the student body on weeknights in the Sabine Hall parking lot and at local nightclubs. Greeks do more than socialize, however. Each group had a local philanthropy and spent countless hours and effort rais- ing money for that group. Many non-profit organizations were aided by campus Greeks. Included in this long list are such names as St. Jude ' s Children ' s Hospital. Muscular Dystrophy, the Louisiana Kidney Foundation, the NAACP, Project HOPE, and the state Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation, among others. Fraternities at NSC include Alpha Phi Alpha, Kappa Alpha. Kappa Alpha Psi, Kappa Sigma, Omega Psi Phi, Phi Beta Sigma. Sigma Tau Gamma. Tau Kappa Epsilon, and Theta Chi. Cam- pus sororities are Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta. Phi Mu. Sigma Kappa, Sigma Sigma Sigma, and Zeta Phi Beta. Russel Blenoenu collects money from a Nat- chitoches citizen as part of Kappa Sigma s drive to help fight kidney disease. Tau Kappa Epsilon also collected money on local streetcorners. as the Tekes worked to raise money for St. Judes Children s Hospital. Remtha Cole and Eileen Haynes take a break from the chores of being ring girts during the annual Kappa Alpha Boxing Tournament for MD. held on cam- pus in the spring. KA raised over S 2. 500 on the event. John Ramsey, editor Leaders of the pack Greek governing groups keep the entire system together Governing of Northwestern Greek organizations is not always an easy job, according to Pat Boudreaux, first vice-president of the In- terfraternity Council (IFC), which is the governing body for all nine fraternities. " It ' s tough to get everyone working together, but we did a good job of it this year, " he said. " Everyone seems to be getting along better than usual. " As first vice-president, Boudreaux is in charge of all fraternity rush ac- tivities. This is sometimes difficult, he says, because of NSU ' s dual system of rush. " This year we ' re trying to make rush formal, or structured, for all frater- nities, " he said. " Right now, it ' s so dif- ferent. Five of us have structured rush parties and the rest have a deferred rush made up of an information session. " " A unified system of rush will mean a more unified Greek system, " he added. Although both black and white fraternities are represented on the IFC, the races are divided on the sorority INTERFRA TERNITY COUNCIL Front row: James Frazier, Kevin Greenhouse (third vice-president), John Ramsey (president). Patrick Boudreaux (first uice- president), and Richard Fenoli. Second row: Michael S. Mason, Craig Ryan, Jonathan Guess, Jeff Thomp- son, Stacy Scroggins, and Steve Hor- ton. Third row: Grady Norton (parliamen- tarian). Reginald Horton, Martin Briggs, Marvin Below, and Danny Edwards. level. Phi Mu, Sigma Kappa, and Sigma Sigma Sigma form Panhellenic, while Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, and Zeta Phi Beta are governed by Pan- Hellenic. Until it folded in April, Delta Zeta was a Panhellenic member. " Panhellenic is the national gover- ning body designed to bring sororities together, " said Camille Hawthorne, director of student organizations. " We try to do things together. Not big pro- jects, but minor ones. " And since Delta Zeta ' s demise, said Hawthorne, " it ' s made rush much more difficult. We hope to have a fourth sorority within the next two years. " Like IFC, Panhellenic is in charge of the structured rush program of the three formal rush sororities (as oppos- ed to the deferred rush groups). Pan-Hellenic is also in charge of rush, but has a much less structured ap- proach to membership. Each sorority holds informational parties for prospec- tive members. There is no direct com- petition as there is with formal rush groups. Another difference between the predominantly-black and white groups are that whites rush primarily in the fall, while blacks concentrate on the spring, when prospective members already have grades. Of course, regulating rush is not the only responsibility IFC, Panhellenic, and Pan-Hellenic undertake. Panhellenic offers a scholarship to an exceptional freshman sorority member each year, and annually names an Outstanding Sorority Woman at NSG. Last year ' s winner was Carla Roberts of Sigma Kappa. Another project of IFC, Panhellenic, and Pan-Hellenic is to in- crease campus awareness of the Greek system at Northwestern. " We really do a lot of public rela- tions because there has been a dwindl- ing number of female students going through rush, " said Hawthorne. " All they hear about are the big numbers, size and money, at LSCI-Baton Rouge. Most mistakenly feel that they can ' t af- ford it. " 204 Greek government The Interfraternity Council annually controls the seating arrangement of Turpin Stadium for home foot- ball games. Each fraternity rotated among the bottom sections on the student side of the stadium. PAIS HELLENIC COUNCIL ' ANHELLENIC I Front row: Camille Hawthorne (sponsor), Renee Cote (president), Leah Sher lan (vice-president), Michele Lavergne (secretary). md SuSu Williamson. Se ond row: Lynn Nicolle, Karen Taylor, Vickie Cleveland. Susan Arthur, lonica Aucoin, Francine Sibille, dnd Dina Haynes. Marva Moxey Rvgin.i lr.u rs Heideith Myles i: Mary Ann Bishop Rita Ravare 1onte Johnson, Yvctte Carreux. Dionetta Jones, Paula Rubin. Third row Anita Reed. VerdisM.uk. R.trb.ira F r r.inklin. vernmeni 205 A special kind of Brotherhood Brotherhood is the one quality which all frater- nities p ossess in some form or another, but especially evident in four Northwestern social fraternities. Alpha Phi Alpha, Kappa Alpha Psi, Omega Psi Phi, and Phi Beta Sigma all take pride in their uni- que black heritage and emphasize Brotherhood to their members. To them, Brotherhood is more im- portant than the social aspect of Greek life. One way to show the closeness and cooperation of their members is for Greeks to conduct Stomps, or dance shows. These shows, held primarily in the parking lot of Sabine residence hall, prompt hours and hours of preparation by the fraternities and sororities involved. Stomps are for fun, of course, but the contests are also very competitive. Very strong feelings of Brotherhood and stomps are common to all black fraternities at NSU, but each also has very a unique image. Alpha Phi Alpha is probably one of the most academically-oriented of the nine fraternities at NSC, as they pioneered a recent trend towards requiring pledges to have higher grade point averages than " just getting by. " While all other fraternities require a 2.0 for initiation, Alpha Phi Alpha has upped this to a 3.0. Now in its sixteenth year at Northwestern, Alpha Phi Alpha continues to encourage its members to In most fraternities, advisers play an active role in day-to-day opera- tions of a fraternity chapter. Alpha Phi Alpha ' s adviser even helps out with a motivational speech at an A-Phi-A rush party. ALPHA PHI ALPHA Front row: Reginald Davis, Todd Sterling, and Winston Dossman. Second row: Kevin Greenhouse (president), Alvin Graber (secretary), and Terrence Martin (treasurer). Third row: Patrick D. Moses, Marvin Below, Danny D. Edwards. KAPPA ALPHA PSI Melvin Johnson (adviser), Reginald Lynn Horton (polemarch), DeShon Jenkins (vice polemarch), Major Bailey (exchecquer and keeper of records), and Gerard Henry, Strategu s. reach their potential. President Kevin Greenhouse is an SGA senator and is In- terfraternity Council third vice-president, while Ron Cook was Mr. NSU runner-up in 1984. Service activities were important to the Brothers of Kappa Alpha Psi, as they organized a Halloween party for religious groups, the KA Psi Benefit Fashion Show, and continued campus beautification. According to members of the frater- nity, Kappa Alpha Psi ' s fundamental objec- tive is to " unite college men of culture, patriotism, and honor in the bond of a fraternity. " Kappa Alpha Psi was founded in 1974 at NSU in part by Melvin Johnson, who still serves as the fraternity ' s adviser. It was an eventful year for the Brothers of Omega Psi Phi. Omega knocked off unbeaten Kappa Sigma in the Greek championship of the flag football playoffs; however, after beating the " Sig Dogs " the " Que Dogs " lost in the Intramural Super Bowl. Two of the chapter ' s biggest alumni are related to football, too, as Mark " Super " Duper of the Dolphins and Sidney Thornton of the Pittsburgh Steelers are NSC1 Omega Psi Phis. The fraternity also sponsored a win- dow in the Student Union ' s Christmas painting contest, and again placed in the top three. According to Walter Young, " Omega stands on the principles of manhood, scholarship, preservation, and uplifting. " Members of Phi Beta Sigma say they are a true asset to both Northwestern and Natchitoches, since they contribute time and money to worthy charities. SAD, or Sigmas Against Defects, is a program in which Brothers raise money for the fight against birth defects in the Nat- chitoches area. Group member Donald Hall says Phi Beta ' s theme is " culture for service and ser- vice for humanity. " Working for charity is important to predominantly- black fraternities, who raise funds to help charities rang- ing from the NAACP to Sickle Cell Anemia. Window washes at Maggio ' s on the Strip are just one example of the many hours put in to raise the needed money. MEGA PSI PHI Front row: Robert Moore (basileus), ' ichael Mason (uice basileus). Calvin Coats, Edgar K. Cooper, and Freddy Smith. Row two: LaVelle Dickens, William Young, James Frazler, Craig Ryan, Terry Moore, and Keith Washington. PHI BETA SIGMA DOVES Front row Kathleen Phillips. Volanda Bowman. Johnessa Walker. Mary Cunningham, Sheila Keys, and Myra Jackson. ■nt row Ramona Henderson. Sharon White. Gwendolyn Scott, Winnie Dlanne Powell. Brldgette Franklin, and Janice Henderson. Third row Stacey Benjamin, Arleatha Eckles. Rhoda Scott, Carol Mitchell, and Cheryl Mileon. Most Greeks help the community, but three NSU sororities excel at Lendin g a helping hand Of the four sororities in the nation founded by black women, three of them currently have active chapters on the Northwestern campus. A fourth, Sigma Gamma Rho, was present on campus for a couple of years in the 1970s, but soon folded. Currently, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, and Zeta Phi Beta claim NSU chapters. All three national organizations emphasize service and " lending a hand, " so it ' s not surprising that the three list service as their primary function. Socially, they all are active par- ticipants in various stomps held throughout the year. Alpha Kappa Alpha has been at NSG since 1973, and member Dionetta Jones says the sorority ' s purpose is to " make college experiences meaningful and valuable to members in order that they gain self-confidence. " AKA ' s theme is " Service to All Mankind, " and the chapter carried out the theme " through scholastic achieve- ment and friendship among members, " according to Jones. She added that AKA member Mary Ann Bishop was a finalist for the honor of Miss NSG. Annual service projects of the ladies in pink and green were a Greek Extravaganza, a fashion show for the Alpha Kappa Alpha scholarship fund, and a spring fashion show which aided members of the Natchitoches In- terdenominational Choir. Service was the middle name for Delta Sigma Theta in 1985, too. The Deltas visited old folks ' homes in the Natchitoches area and constantly helped local citizens in need. According to Delta Sigma Theta members, the national sorority stresses service and scholarship " rather than the mutual enjoyment of cultural and social activies " that other sororities em- phasize. They add that " Delta provides the means for a member to maintain a close affiliation with her profession and encourages her interests and achievements. " Delta is a truly international Greek- letter organization, with chapters reaching from the United States to Haiti, from Liberia to West Germany. As Zeta Phi Beta celebrated its tenth anniversary at NSU, it returned only one woman in the fall. With the support of the other sororities, however, the chapter did well enough at rush to continue its existence at Northwestern. Zeta Phi Beta participated in pro- grams at the First Baptist Church and Natchitoches Day Care Center, and Zetas could always be found at the Greek Extravaganza or helping their brothers of Phi Beta Sigma. The national sorority also granted fellowships and scholarships to deserv- ing young women. 208 KAPPA ALPHA PSI SWEETHEARTS Conley, Rhonda Kirk, Tracy Adams, and Vlcki Gant. KA Psi Sweethearts, AKA m ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA Dionetta Jones (uice-president), Verdis Mack Regina Tracers (dean of pledges), Mary A (president), Barbara Franklin (dean of probate). Bishop (secretary), and Monte Johnson (treasw B Zeta Phi Beta finds one is a lucky number eing the only member of your sorority to return to campus in the fall might be a scary thought for some girls, but Myrtis Douglas of Zeta Phi Beta handled it quite well. All but three Zetas graduated in spring, 1985, and only three were supposed to return the following year. But only Douglas came back, eaving her as the lone member of her sorority. She was determined, however, not to let the NSG chapter fold, and went head-on against AKA and Delta Sigma Theta at rush. Douglas paid for all chapter expenses with personal funds. She had pamphlets printed, bought food and drinks, organized skits and games, and found family members to provide entertainment for Zeta Phi Beta rush. In the end, it paid off. " It was sure hectic, but we picked up four good girls in the fall, " said Douglas, " and we did well in the spring, too. We had to, because I ' m graduating in May. " Maybe Zetas low numbers had a positive effect, too, since a Zeta Phi Beta alumni chapter has now been formed in the Natchitoches area. Rita Davis of Alpha Kappa Alpha examines AKA bumper stickers and notepads when Greek Expressions Inc. of Lafayette visited Nor- thwestern in the fall. The company, along with the Balfour House of Baton Rouge, sold hundreds of dollars of Greek-letter merchan- dise and provided a service for campus Greeks. ALPHA ANGELS Front row Tracy Towels. Victoria Dupas, Catherine Player. Victoria Kennen. Detra Anderson. Valerie Walden. Sherry Farley. Second roa Mary Simmons Mary Snell (uk x-presidertt), Lisa Williams (seen ■ . Karen Sparks (treasurer), and Gall F easier. Third u Tina Marie Hill. Thelma Ann Jacobs, and Deborah Lynn Jones. DELTA SIGMA THETA I Front row: Paula Rubin (president). Yvette ■ larrett (vice-president), Mitzl Adderley . treasurer), Rita Ravare (second vice- president). Anita Reed (secretary). Cathy Holmes (sargeanlalarms), and Marva Mox- ey (chaplain). Second row: Yvonne Smith, Mavis Blake, Heldelth Myles. and Carolyn M. Payne. Delta Sigma Thela. Alpha Angels 209 Rebels at Heart Old South continues to be Kappa Alpha Order ' s main social event What really makes KA different, " said Kappa Alpha president Chuck Shaw, ' is that we ' re not as much a fraternity as an Order. We don ' t try to mold ' people like other fraternities do, but we take a person with acceptable qualities and refine them. " " Our basic background is one of fine Southern characteristics, " he continued. " We believe Robert E. Lee was the perfect Southern gentleman, and we try to adhere to his beliefs. " Kappa Alpha at Northwestern mn- tinued in 1985-86 to carry out this " tine Southern tradition " in many ways. The highlight of the KA social calen- dar is the annual Old South Week, which is a week of parties. " The parties at the beginning are pretty mild, but they build up, " said Shaw. Saturday, the final day of Old South, is climaxed by a lawn party and Ball, complete with Confederate soldiers and southern belles. Other big social events for Kappa Alpha Order included the Jungle Party at rush, and the Hell ' s Angels party in the spring. The fraternity held its annual KA Box- ing Tournament in the spring to benefit Muscular Dystrophy. The tourney raised approximately $2,500. " We ' re very proud of that, " com- mented Shaw about the tournament and its past success. " For the past three years, we ' ve placed first, second, and third in the nation as far as money raised. And that ' s out of 114 chapters nationwide. " According to Shaw, Kappa Alpha was also successful during rush, as the frater- nity " got a lot of good men. Based on some of the other fraternities, I think we did pretty well on selection, " he said. Shaw added that unlike other frater- nities, KA does not emphasize intramurals. " We ' re not into athletics, but we do well in the major events like football and softball. It ' s the little events like darts that kill us. " " But we ' re just out to have a good KAPPA ALPHA Front row: Dru Laborde, Eric Madison (parliamentarian), Danny Miles (chaplain), Chris Magglo (president), Chuck Shaw (treasurer), Dar- rell Miley (secretary), and Paul Khoury (sargeant- at-arms). Second row: Melinda Adkins, Charlotte Zumwalt, Reatha Cole, Marsha Kay McLamore, Stacy Thurmon, and Cammy Salter. Third row: Richie Trum, Dewayne Moreau, Gene Flores, Bert Guerrero, Greg Giering, Mark Roy, Joey Lusk, Darrell Heck, Jason Rachal, Will Taylor, David Lambert, and Jimmy McCormlck. Fourth row: John Bacon, Jeff Garland, Chris Gray, Joey Craig, Norman Cone, Jeff Knolls, Chris Aaron, Louis Hyams, Pace Thorne, Tommy Moore, Dwight Laurence and Carroll Smith. time, " he said, " ...not to win a trophy. " KA actives involved in campus life in- cluded Mr. NSG Chris Maggio and Dru LaBorde, an SGA senator and NSG Entertainer. Campus sororities obviously like KA, as Maggio was selected as Phi Mu ' s man of the year, while Shaw and Tommy Moore pulled off similar honors from Sigma Sigma Sigma and Sigma Kappa. Maggio served as KA president through November, when Shaw was elected to the post. Other 1985-86 officers included LaBorde, vice-president; Eric Madison, recording secretary; Darrell Miley, co r- responding secretary; Jeff Eversull, historian; Bill Welch, treasurer; Greg Gier- ing, parliamentarian; Richard Mangum, sargeant-at-arms; and Danny Miles, chaplain. KA members Darrell Miley, Kendall Acosta and Pace Thorne shop for Kappa Alpha items when Greek Expressions of Lafayette visited the campus in October. I i r i - Y Bert Guerrero, with bicycle in hand, stands in front of the Kappa Alpha " Mansion on the Hill " on Second Street. Since the KA House is the farthest from cam- pus, many members either took to bikes or cars when uisiting the House. Chris Maggio and pledge Darrell Heck review Heck ' s pledge book one afternoon at the KA House. Pledgeship in KA, according to spring semester president Chuck Shaw, en- courages the pledge to grow individually. In addition, pledges listened to guest speakers every other week on a wide variety of topics, such as community service, alcohol responsibility, and the national KA organization. KAPPA ALPHA ROSE COURT Members of the Kappa Alpha Order Rose Court are (front row)Cammy Salter, Reatha Cole, and Marsha Kay McLamore. On the back row is Melinda Adkins, Charlotte Zum- wait, and Stacy Thurmon. Kappa Alpha 211 Grayson Bolglano prepares cans for Tau Kappa Epsilon s fundraising drive to benefit St. Jude ' s Children ' s Hospital. TKE is just one of nine campus fraternities that raised money or donated their time and services for charitable causes. Alpha Phi Alpha alumni celebrate during the Demon Homecoming game against MLCJ. Alum- ni are an integral part of all campus Greeks, and that fraternity or sorority experience gives alumni a home or friends to come back to. Sigma Sigma Sigma president Susan Arthur helps her sorority wash cars to raise money for needy children. 212 Greek Life A Way of Life Going Greek isn ' t just pledging... it can be a whole new lifestyle G reek life at Northwestern consists of fifteen fraternities and sororities, all of which are different... but surprisingly similar in many ways. While traditions vary from group to group, Greeks share the same " language, " ideals, and way of life. Academics are important to college students, and on most campuses in the United States the All-Greek average is higher than that of non- Greeks. Many national frater- nities and sororities award thousands of dollars in academic leadership scholar- ships, and several Greeks at NSU win each year. Alumni make up an impor- tant part of the University, and likewise they are vital to Greek organizations. Homecoming is the biggest time of year for these frater- nity and sorority alumni as they return to the campus to visit the Greek houses or at- tend functions scheduled by the chapter. Brotherhood or sisterhood is stressed by all Greeks, and it is perhaps the one quality that is most important to a fraternity or sorority member. Critics of the Greek system sometimes call it " rent-a- buddy, " but Greeks may answer with " true friendship can ' t be bought. ..and it ' s not. " The debate will pro- bably go on and on, but one thing is definite: the friend- ships that develop because of fraternities and sororities re- main with one for life. A strong social life is impor- tant to all Greeks, and it is sometimes the huge parties that Greeks are known best for. Whether it ' s at a small get-together or a week-long theme party on which the group spends thousands of dollars, Greeks party. And do it well. TOP: Chrim Mmggto and Tommy Moore of Kappa Alpha select albums to play at their next party. Social events are a highlight of the Greek ex- perience at NSU. Greg Shomlmtre laughs at Shmwn Wyble ' s Joke on a lazy afternoon at the Kappa Sig House. Brotherhood and friendship are vital elements of any fraternity. Greek Life 213 It ' s Life Kappa Sigmas pleased with performance at rush, take tug- o- war title Kappa Sigma entered rush in the fall of 1985 as the largest fraternity on campus, and the fraternity ' s All the Greek You Need To Know rush program did nothing to change that, according to Richard deVargas, president. " We initiated 26 good men this year, which is much better than the other frater- nities, " he said. " I couldn ' t be more pleased with the way rush went for Kappa Sigma. " Social events dominated the Kappa Sigma spring social calendar, as both the Black and White Formal and Luau were held. The formal featured a banquet, champagne party, and dance. About sixty couples attended. The 15th annual Luau, held on the Cane River, featured a 75-foot slide, Hawaiian village huts, and a full week of parties. Scott Repp, spring social chair- man, commented " Luau is our biggest social event of the year, and it ' s still one of the biggest parties at Northwestern. " Following rush, Kappa Sigma kicked off the Intramural season by winning the all-campus tug-o-war championship for the fourth straight year, as the longest pull for the " Sig Dogs " lasted only several seconds. In flag football, the Kappa Sigma Red team finished with a spotless 8-0 regular season mark. Kappa Sigma contributed nearly $800 to the Louisiana Kidney Foundation in May, and Kappa Sigs again aided the Nat- chitoches Christmas Festival with several fundraisers, including selling " City of Lights " Christmas cards. In addition, the Charity Bowl Classic football game was revamped to raise more money for the needy. Kappa Sigmas were very involved in campus life, too, according to deVargas. " There are Kappa Sigs in just about every organization on campus, " he said, citing the football team, flight team, and microbiology club as extreme examples. " We ' re very proud of our ac- complishments. " Fraternity members in prominent campus positions included student body president Shawn Wyble, Current Sauce editor John Ramsey, and head cheerleader Scott Repp. Chapter officers included deVargas; Wyble, vice-president; Daniel Aydelott and Greg Shoalmire, ritualists; Steve Horton, treasurer; and Ramsey, secretary. " .« " 4. 214 Several members of Phi Mu sorority cheer as Kappa Sigma wins its fourth consecutive campus tug-o-war title in September by pulling past IKE. Team members are Mike Brown, Michael Kay, Russel Bienoenu, James Haymon, Kip Fair, Allen Heil, Jeff Dalton, Jinx Cobb, Kevin Peters, James Pearson, Guy Cloutier, Stacy Scroggins, and Marty Maley. KAPPA SIGMA STARDUSTERS Kappa Sigma ' s 1985-86 Stardusters include Lisa Lawson, Leah Sherman, Rhonda Leydecker (dream girl), Cammy McClary, and Susan Arthur. Not pictured are Kathy Jarrell, Angela Lasyone, Connie Leger, and Amy Whit ford. Kappa Sigma James Haymon (in bowtie) leads the Kappa Sigs in cheer- ing at the Northivestern-McTieese football game. Kappa Sigma for the second year in a row won the intramural events sur- rounding the TNT promotions. Kappa Sigma parties with members of Sigma Sigma Sigma at their " Beer and Sports Festival " exchange. Pictured are (front) Richard deVargas, Terri Garrett, and Annette Marler. On the second row are Kathy Jackson, Lynn Lindsey, Marty Matey, and Scott Hampton. Edd Lee is in the back. KAPPA SIGMA Kappa Sigs celebrate after winning the tugo-war title. Kneeling are Richard deVargas (president). Guy Cloutter, inJ John Ber- thelot. Front row: Steve Horton (treasurer) Skip Waters (pledge trainer). Marshall Carll, Russel Blenvenu, Michael Kay. Greg Shoalmlre (ritualist). Keith Vercher, Buzz Dranguet. Stacy Scrogglns, and Tommy Settle. Second row: James Pearson, Greg Powell, Kevin Warner. Dan Medlln, Wade Desemar, and James Haymon. Third row (sitting): Jeff Dalton, Kevin Hopkins. Dennis Allyson, Allen Hell, Charlie Davis, Trey Bobo. Kevin Peters. Jim Cobb, Patrick Keen, and Coy Gammage. Fourth row (standing on truck): Kip Fair, Scott Repp. Don Wyatt, Tim Bates. Keith Colquette. David Dally. James Max- ey, Marty Maley , Edd Lee, Lynn Lindsey. I nd Scott Hamp- ton. Not pictured Daniel Aydelott. Greg Jolley, Pat Mortis, Tim Bates, Mike Gibson, John Ramsey • r and Shawn Wyble (vice-president). Kappa Sigma 215 msh. The time of year when fraternities battle it out for members, to see which chapter has the best jungle juice, and to see who can throw the best party. At Northwestern, rush is the social event of the first week of each semester. Hun- dreds of students, some interested in pledging and some not, attend a full slate of parties and scope the NSG Greek system. Of course, it ' s usually the girls checking out the fraternity houses and vice versa. Join us, if you will, for the adventures of Dan Druff, NSG freshman. Dan is away from mom and pop for the first time since Beta Club convention, and is ready to party. After all, there isn ' t much going on back home in Smalltown, G.S.A. Day One " Welcome to NSG, " says the man in the sports coat and Demon baseball cap. " Here, put this sticker on. We love Nor- thwestern. " Whack! " Ouch, that hurt, " responds Dan as he smarts from being " stuck. " " And thanks. " Needless to say, Dan puts his new Chevette into high gear to get to the dorm. " Wow. The dorm. What fun! " he thinks as he rounds the corner near the Student Union. " So this is it? Big deal, " says our now disappointed freshman. " It looks like a housing project, it smells, and... " " Damn glad to meet ya! " booms a voice behind him. Already his hand is caught in the vice grip of Paul E. Tishun, president (and seventh-year student) of Gamma Tau Ic ti Epsilon, the newest fraternity on campus " Let me help you with that trunk. Yea, | no thanks necessary. And, by the way, since I just happen to be here, let me give you an official GTE rush schedule. " " Well, I ' m really not interested, but I may stop by... " By 8 p.m., of course, Dan hops in the shower to get " prepped " for the night ' s activities. " Glad you could make it! " says a voice as a cold Budweiser is thrown his way " Long time, no see. " " Yea, real long time. Who are you? " is the inevitable response. After about fifty similar encounters, hundreds of dances with cute girls, and countless trips to the beer keg, Dan is skunked. Boy, is he enjoying his first GTE party. Day Two " Where am I, " asks Dan groggily as he tries to open his still blurred eyes. Several guys in the room laugh. " You ' re at the GTE house, dude, " says one. " Hell, it ' s almost time for our next party. " One glance at his Timex (gift from Mom) sends Dan into a panic. " Damn! 1 missed my first day of class and I wake up at a frat house at 5 p.m., " he thinks to himself. " Great way to start, stupid... " Dan staggers back to the dorm and takes a shower. His roommate, who went to the lota Beta Mu (IBM) party, isn ' t do- ing too well either. " Aaargh, my head, " is all he can manage. " The feeling ' s mutual, buddy " answers Dan. lity rush can definitely i interesting experience A couple of hours later, though, Dan is eady again. He gets out his J.C. Penney lowered shirt to wear to the " Don Ho visits Natchitoches " party at the GTE house. ' Boy, am I going to knock the ladies off :heir feet or what, " he asks himself as he Tianeuvers • slowly - down four flights of stairs. " Rough night, huh stud? " asks Paul, who neets him at the door. " Gh, yea, I guess, " replies Dan. " We got to go to class tomorrow, though. No drink- ing for me tonight! " " Well, okay, maybe just one... " Sixty-one beers, shots, and cups of juice later, Dan is imitating Bugs Bunny and challenging fat sorority women to sumo wrestle. Needless to say, after one match he gives up. And a couple of beers later, he gives up for the night... Day Three " Oh nooooo! I can ' t believe I slept through class again! Why didn ' t one of ya ' ll wake me? " asks our stunned freshman at 3 p.m. the next day. " Cool, I thought you were dead, " com- ments one of the Brothers. " Dan, you sure know how to party! " " If I ' m so great, then why does my head feel so bad, " thinks Dan sarcastically. " Thank God tonight ' s party is dry " he says. " I couldn ' t handle another one like last night. ..and the night before... " Day Four " Well, I finally woke up in my own bed and went to both classes, " says Dan pro- udly at his salad bar lunch date with Susie Sorority, his new love that he met at the GTE party. " Even if I get a bid tonight, I ' m still not going to pledge, " he tells her. By 7 p.m., though, Dan is a nervous wreck. " Shouldn ' t they have been here by now? " he asks his roommate. " You told me and everyone else you weren ' t going to pledge, didn ' t you, " answers the roomie. " Oh, yea, but, well, oh shut up, " Dan replies. At 9 p.m., several GTE ' s arrive to hand Dan his bid. " We ' d really like to have you, " says Paul as he rattles off Gamma Tau Ep- silon ' s accomplishments since 1944. " Well you took your sweet time, " thinks Dan, who ' s still sweating from the wait. " Bid party? Tonight? Wait until I get my party glasses... " The bid party is great, Dan ' s girlfriend has already been replaced by a " newer model, " and he ' s considering the question that would have made Shakespeare ponder. To pledge or not to pledge... Day Five Dan goes with his heart and pledges GTE. He ' s only been a pledge one day, but already he knows the Gamma Tau Epsilon creed, dirty songs about those darn IBM ' s, and who the girls with the worst reputations are ...and their phone Artwork by numbers. Lynn Lindse v Cammy McClary looks at Phi Mu decals and other merchandise in the University Bookstore, which has the largest selection of Greek merchan- dise in the region. Phi Mu executive council members Lisa Law son and Leah Sherman browse through a Phi Mu publication while enjoying a between-class break in the Union. ■» v. Q u cnra 5; PHI MU Front: Lynn Nicolle, Lauren Blenuenu, Sheila Cole, Rhonda Leydecker, Cammy McClary, Leah Sherman, and Lisa Lawson. Second row: Renee Carey, Mindy Baumgardner, Cherte Kay Baumgardner, Lucy LeBlanc, Nan Goss, Carmella Magglo, Kim Hebert, Carole Smith, Bren- da Kay Burns, and Deana Haynes. Third row: Emtlyn Matthews, Lynn Every, Tracy, Karen Taylor. Krtsten Allred, Angle Row, Shan- non Bennett, and Karen Oberle. Fourth row: Nancy Celles, Angela Gentry, Missy Harper, Sally Russell, Michelle Wommack, Donna Jo Vercher, Laurie Keeley, Beth Ettel, Audrey Rachal, and Angle Griffith. 218 Phi Mu Think Pink Phi Mu ' s " pink ladies " enjoy successful school year p hi Mu is true friendship, without putting on acts and faces. You don ' t have to act a certain way or Phi Mu ' s 1986 Crush Party is the occasion as Nancy Celles, Melissa Canales, and Student Body disc jockey Skip Waters watch a dance con- test in progress. conform to the group, " says Phi Mu vice-president Christi Dickey. " We want our girls to stay the way they are. " " We don ' t push for beauty queens, " adds parliamentarian Lisa Lawson. " I think Phi Mu ' s are friendly and very classy. That ' s what attracted me to the sorority. " According to Dickey, the Phi Mu ' s lead a very active social life. The Grub Dance in the fall and the spring semester ' s Crush Party and Formal are just some of the parties held by the sorority. Dickey said Phi Mu also held several social exchanges with fraternities each semester. At fall rush, the sorority did well, said Dickey. Phi Mu pledged quota and in- itiated 16 women. Six more pledged in the fall to bring the sorority near MSG ' s ceiling (the maximum number a sorori- ty can have) of 57. " We did just fine at rush, " com- mented Dickey. " We looked at each girl carefully, and we ' re very pleased with how things went. " Dickey said another area in which Phi Mu was very involved is service. The na- tional sorority ' s philanthropy, the hospital ship HOPE (Health Opportuni- ty for People Everywhere). The ship helps needy people in underdeveloped nations. The Cane River Children ' s Home was Kappa lota chapter ' s local philan- throphy. " We bring food, clothes, etc. to help the local needy, " said Dickey. Dickey said she also is proud of Phi Mu ' s record in campus activities. " Several cheerleaders, SGA officers and senators, Purple Jackets, and many other prominent students are members of Phi Mu, " she said. " We believe cam- pus involvement is very important to the sorority. " Phi Mu officers are Lynn Nicolle, president; Christi Dickey, vice- president; Rhonda Leydecker, treasurer; Lauren Bienvenu, secretary; Lisa Lawson, parliamentarian; Leah Sher- man, panhellenic delegate; Cammy McClary, rush chairman; and Julie Wendt, Phi (pledge) director. PHI MU GENTLEMEN ' S COURT Members of the Phi Mu Gentlemen ' s Court are Patrick Boudreaux, Shawn Wuble, Chris Maggio (man of the year). Stacy Scroggins. and Ray Gill. Phi Mu 219 The eleventh annual Kappa Alpha Boxing Tournament to benefit Muscular Dystrophy was held March 26-27 in Prather Coliseum, and ac cording to 1985 tournament director Jim Martin, was very successful. " We had several really good fights, we drew a good crowd, and we raised over $2,500 for MD. That ' s what really counts, " he said. " Northwestern students, many of whom have never been in the ring before, are the ones that deserve a lot of credit for the tournament ' s popularity and success, " Martin said. " They give and take a lot of punches for a worthwile cause. " " And after the tournament ' s over, they feel very satisfied with their accomplishments, " he added. Judges for the two nights of boxing were head football coach Sam Goodwin, graduate assis- tant basketball coach Mark Mendez, and Lady Demon assis- tant coach James Smith. Billy Nichols took top honors in the featherweight division with a unanimous decision over KA ' s Danny Miles. Russel Duty, representing the NSG track team, won the lightweight title when the referee stopped his championship bout with Rodney Hendricks of Kappa Alpha Psi in the second round. Crowd favorite Rafael Ramirez of the track team easily won a third light welterweight division title in the last four years by gaining a unanimous decision over independent John Wilson. The welterweight title went to the football team ' s Kevin Fighting for Their Lives KA Boxing Tournament continues to raise money for the MDA Lewis, who defeated Tony Ver- cher when the referee stopped the fight in the third round. Randy Bonnette of Kappa Sigma took the light mid- dleweight title against Anthony Gibson of the Demon football team when the referee dis- qualified Gibson for holding. Ken McLaren of the NSG Celtics won a unanimous deci- sion against Mark Trahan to take first place in the light heavyweight category. McLaren was light heavyweight runner-up in 1984. The heavyweight bout saw 266-pounder Willie B. Fears of the football team win a unanimous decision against Danny Sisson of Tau Kappa Epsilon. Martin said that in the past ten years, the KA Boxing Tour- nament, which is co-sponsored by Miller High Life, has raised over $22,000 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, and in 1983 NSU ' s Gamma-Psi chapter of KA took the national award for most money donated to the charity. " Coach " Steve Allen gives Kappa Sigma ' s Randy Bonnette instructions during his championship bout with An- thony Gibson of the football team. Ring girls Cindy McAbee, Kim Slaton, Yevette Jordan, Pattl Smiley, Eileen Haynes, and Reatha Cole pose for a publicity shot with tour- nament special guest Charley Hale.. KA Boxing Tournament director Jim Martin presents a check for $2,500 to the Muscular Dystrophy Association on behalf of his chapter. Accepting the money is Nancy Harner of the MDA, and looking on is Steve Wiggins, local Miller High Life distributor and Charley Hale, 1 984 poster child. " 220 KA Boxing Tournament Randy Bonnette squares off against An- thony Gibson for the light middleweight championship of the tournament. Bonnette prevailed in the match and won the title. Danny Slsson of THE listens to Jerry Har- ris and takes a short break between rounds of his heavyweight title match against Willie Fears, representing the Demon football pro- gram. Sisson was unsuccessful, however, as Fears won a unanimous decision. Phi Mu ' s Donna Box gets a mouthguard from Tracy Foshee between rounds in a women ' s exhibition round. Box defeated Joy Ptlie of TriSigma in the fight. All photos by KA Boxing Tournament 221 On the Move Sigma K ' s head to the top at NSU For several years Sigma Kappa was looked at as a " second- class " sorority, but those days are over, according to secretary Melissa Hightower. " I pledged three years ago, and since then Sigma Kappa has at- tracted a lot more girls and we ' re a much better sorority, " she said. " I feel now we ' re on an even basis with the other two sororities. We ' re very com- petitive. " Despite the chapter ' s growth, a strong bond of sisterhood is still something that sets Sigma Kappa apart. " There ' s a real closeness in our sorority, " she said. " Many different kinds of girls come in and still feel at home. We help our girls to get active in school and participate in both sorority and University functions. " Two of the sorority ' s major social events in 1985 were the annual Swamp Stomp in the fall and the spring ' s Violet Ball. In addition, the Hawaiian party Welakahao is held right before finals in the spring. Hightower said Sigma Kappa ' s pledge program was very strong in the fall, as the sorority initiated 14 girls. " Over 90 percent went active, and that ' s good, " she said. Future plans call for " a new, exciting rush " for next fall. Service is a important responsibili- ty of Sigma Kappa, said Hightower. Philanthropies include gerantology (helping the aged), Alzheimer ' s Disease, the Maine Sea Coast Mis- sion, and the American Farm School in Greece. Sigma Kappa is involved in cam- pus life at Northwestern, and several members of the sorority were either elected to or nominated for the Homecoming and State Fair Courts. Purple Jackets president Jodi Werfal, two Cane River Belles, and several members of the SAB and SGA are Sigma Kappas, said Hightower. Sigma Kappa officers are Monica Aucoin, president; Paula Simmons, first vice-president; Hightower, se- cond vice-president; Lisa Bordelon, third vice-president; Ann Ramke, secretary; and Julie Anderson, treasurer. LEFT: Paula Burke, Scott Repp, and Beth Sandiford pose for a picture at a Sigma Kappa social exchange. Cindy Foster and Laura Vincent wash cars to raise money for one of Sigma Kappa ' s philanthropies. McOonaitft Abby White, Paula Burke, and Rachel Helder discuss upcoming Sigma Kappa activities while sitting in the Union cafeteria. SIGMA KAPPA (far left) Front: Ruth Eltel, Paige Whitley, Melissa Hlghtower (pledge trainer). Lisa Bordelon, Monica Aucoln (president). Ann Ramke (secretary). Franclne Slbllle, Mtchele Lavergne, and Julie Anderson (treasurer). Second row: Dee Dee Gladney. Suzette Sand, Maria Burke, Tina Williams, Elaine Burleigh, Darcy LeBlanc, Robin Gunter, Christina Traina. and Jodi Ann Baudean. Third row: Beth Sandiford, Susan Ebarb, Lesseley Deshotels, Rachel Helder, Kim Slaton, Christy Brown, Nlla LeBlanc, Mia Manuel, Leslie Boag-ti. Anita Lodrldge, Paula Burke, Amy Melancon. and Vlcki Cleveland. Fourth row: Cindy Foster, Kelly Hat cher, Rachel Dupee. Ann Fleming, Laura Vincent and Leah Mills. Sigma Kappa 223 Gettin g Involved Tri-Sigma dominates Homecoming, shows campus involvement Involvement " is the one word that describes Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority, according to president Reatha Cole. " The Homecoming and State Fair queens, Miss NSC, several fraternity court members, Miss Natchitoches, Miss Lady of the Bracelet, and all the Demon batgirls are Tri-Sigmas, " said Cole. " We ' re very proud of our involve- ment on the Northwestern campus. " In addition to these various campus honors, Tri-Sigma ' i, also hosted a large number of events in 1985. Among them are the fall ' s Harvest Dance, the Fais-Do- Do, Spring Formal, and Founder ' s Day. Rush was another important event for Sigma Sigma Sigma, said Cole. " We hit quota (26) at fall rush and went way above ceiling (57), " she said. " In fact, we were the only campus sorori- ty that couldn ' t have spring rush because we still had more than 57 members. " " We got some great girls in the fall, " she continued, adding that " Tri-Sigma did so well because of the diverse per- sonalities that we represent. We ' ve real- ly got something for everyone. " In preparation for fall rush, the sorori- ty spent most of the summer remodel- ing the chapter house on Greek Hill. Philanthropies for Tri-Sigma include the Robbie Page Memorial Fund, which emphasizes play-therapy in several American hospitals, and the Louisiana Special Olympics. In addition, Tri-Sigma again held " Sigma Sigma Sigma Serves Children " week, and all benefits helped sponsor needy child in South America. Since the demise of Delta Zeta, the Sigma Sigma Sigma chapter at NSG is the oldest sorority on campus. Nor- thwestern ' s Alpha-Zeta chapter was founded in 1928. Tri-Sigma dominated the 1 985 NSU Homecom- ing Court, as six of the nine girls were Tri-Sigmas. Standing in front of the sorority letters are Amy Whitford, Pattl Smiley, Theresa Qulllory (queen), Reatha Cole, Yevette Jordan, and Mlchaela Samplte. Cole took over as president from Susan Arthur in December, 1985. Other 1985 officers for Tri-Sigma were Don- na Jo Kelly, vice-president; Rhonda Wilson, treasurer; Mandy Hebert, secretary; Lisa Jan Bryant, rush chair- man; and chairman. Renee Richard, education Sigma Sigma Sigma ' s Man of the Year Chuck Shaw is flanked by Rlckie Brtnkley and Mike Sewell, 224 Sigma Sigma Sigma Sisterhood is a quality stressed by Tri-Sigma, and three sorority sisters gather under an umbrella on a rainy day. Founded at MSCI in 1928, the Tri- Sigmas are the oldest sorority on campus. SIGMA SIGMA SIGMA Front: Chuck Shaw, Maureen Kraclk. Christl Moore, Mandy Hebert, Donna Jo Kelly, Penny Johnson, Melanle Dodd. Terri Dodd, Renee Cote, Theresa Gutllory, Tracy Lee, Brenda Grayson, and Linda Kane. Second row: Caprice Brown, Monica Lee, Carmen Roberts, Sarah Nelken, Lisa Jan Bryant, Ashlle Cox, Terrt Garrett, Mtssey Flgueron, Emily Salter, .inci Anlssa Haire. Third row: Judy Vigil, Annette Marler. Paula Woodall, Cindy McAbee. Valerie Salter. Liz Jarvls, Kathy Jarrell, Kelley Rushton, Sony a Rlgaud, Charlotte Zum- wait, Kim Burt, and Melanle Bradley. Fourth row Joy Pilie, Stacte Lafltte, Pattt Smiley, Marti Elklns. Susie Jackson, Cin- dy Ross, Jennifer Chrlstlson, Annette Savoy, Olivia Marona. Karen Guldry, Mtchaela Samplte, Reatha Cole, and Mellnda Adklns. Fifth row: Lori Landry. Nancy Si mmons. Susan Arthur, Trad Fisher, Paula Loe, Teressa Thomas, Amy Whltford, Lisa Seeger, SuSu Williamson, and Susie Jackson. Chuck Gallienjams on the piano at the Sig Tau House on Greek Hill. The piano is one of the most utilized pieces of furniture in the house, say members. The house was formerly owned by Delta Zeta sorority and was purchased by the Sig Tau ' s at the end of the summer session. Brothers Bill Doane, Jay Ratcllff, Stan Hlppler, Carl Morgan, and Mike Hartley roast hot dogs and mar- shmallows on a cold winter afternoon. After going several years without a house, Sigma Tau Gamma members spent a lot of time on Greek Hill. SIG TAG ROSE COURT Front: Melissa Hlghtower, Natasha Deramee, and Lola Boone. Standing: Karen Jones (1985 White Rose), Monica Aucoln, Karen Cassel, and Janice Brewer. (far left) SIGMA TAG GAMMA Front: Monica Aucoln, Melissa Hlghtower, Darrel Delphen (president), Carl Morgan, Jeff Thompson, Brian Marshall (all vice presidents), Jeff Fon- da, and Lola Boone. Row two: Karen Jones, Janice Brewer, Don Brewer, Jay Ratcllff, Brent Landry, and Karen Cassel. Row three: Chris Eastwood, Mike Hartley, Eddie Alamllla, Keith Jennings, Bill Doane, and Natasha Deramee. Row four: Chtco Mose, Gil Harrison, Shawn Brlggs, Troy Kyson, Jerry White, Mickey Stroud, Charlie Moore, Paul Jones, Stanley Hlppler, and Pat Wyatt. 226 Sigma Tau Gamma Carl Morgan contemplates a shot during a pool game at the fraternity house. No place like home Sig Tau ' s dream comes true as fraternity purchases DZ house Home Sweet Home " has some merits, at least to the 25 members of Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity, who for the first time in several years now have a house to call their own. The fraternity sold its residential house on Pine Street several years ago, and had gone without a house or lodge of any kind since. When Delta Zeta sorority folded last spring, however, Sig Tau scrapped plans to build an eighth lodge on Greek Hill and pur- chased the DZ house. " We ' re very pleased to have the new house, " said Jeff Thompson, Sig Tau ' s vice- president of membership. He said the house was not only a central meeting place, but also provided a sense of belonging in a fraternity. " When we bought the house, it brought a lot pf enthusiasm, so much so that rush was anti-climactic. We still pledged 12 men and initiated almost half of them. " " Overall, our chapter involvement was very successful, " he said, " and I feel we had the best Greek rush in the spring. " President Darrell Delphen agreed, and said that one reason the fraternity did well in 1985 was because of the strong Brotherhood in Sig Tau. " We ' re a diverse group of people and we love each other, " he said. " Our Brothers are innovative and fired up. ..we want to be number one! " " Especially with the house, we ' re now a closer group, " said Thompson. " I know every guy as well as I do members of my family. And we even know each other ' s families, too. " Sigma Tau Gamma ' s main social events in 1985 included exchanges, a Christmas semi-formal, the White Rose Ball, and Rum Runners. The latter is a ski party held on Cane River each spring. In addition to Delphen and Thompson, officers for 1985 include Carl Morgan, ex- ecutive vice-president; Brian Marshall, vice- president of education; and Stan Hippler, vice-president of management. Sigma Tau Gamma 227 A common goal Tau Kappa Epsilon works together to capture second intramural trophy Despite not having the best athletes on campus the brothers of Tau Kappa Epsilon worked together to win their second straight in- tramural title in 1985, according to TKE president Dennis Jeffares. " We ' ve got a strong brotherhood, and that ' s why we won the trophy, " he said. " Other groups have good athletes that just don ' t have it in their heart. We show up for every event and try our best. " While intramural events were definite- ly high on the TKE agenda in 1985, several other notable events were also held, Jeffares said. " I went with Roy Roach to Orlando for our national conclave (convention), and we come back with great ideas. While there, we learned our chapter is a little larger than the chapters at most schools comparable to Northwestern, " he said. " When we came back, we started cor- responding more with both our national office and NSU. The results have been good. " Another Tau Kappa Epsilon favorite is the Red Carnation Ball, held last year at the Natchitoches Holiday Inn. Accor- ding to Jeffares, a lot of NSU TKE alum- ni were present. " A lot of guys came back because they ' d heard good things about our chapter. ..that we were on the move, " he commented. " Now our alumni contribu- tions are better than they ' ve ever been before. " Jeffares said that TKE also did well at fall rush, as the chapter gave out 25 bids and pledged 18 men on the first night. " That ' s about an 80 percent ac- ceptance, " he said, " and I ' m really pleas- ed with that. " " We set a realistic goal both in what we were looking for and how many guys we wanted, " he added. " I feel we did well on both counts. " A high priority of Jeffares administra- tion was a revamping of the TKE Little Sister program. He said he wanted to make it a respected position on campus, and to do so relieved the girls of all TKE LITTLE SISTERS Front: Cindy Foster, Shannon Bennett, Carole Smith, Pant Perkins, Paige Whitley, Tonya Stroud, and Tracy Fisher. Second row: Lisa Bordelon, Lorl Landry, Lisa Seeger, Lesseley Deshotels, Dawn Turner, and Cathy Jackson. Third row: Shahn Dempsey, Sheree Cox, Paula Windham, Terrt LeDoux, Annette Marler, and Laurie Thornton. responsibilities. " I wanted to make Little Sisters an honor, " he said. " They ' re a great asset to our fraternity. " TKE officers include Jeffares; Phil Vaughn, vice-president; Chris Pearce, secretary; Jeff Hartline, treasurer; Grady Norton, pledge trainer; KentMastainich, sargeant-at-arms; and Jon Maynard, chaplain. TKE members Grady Norton, Pat LeBlanc, and Rtc Ellis ride in the 1 985 Homecoming parade down Jefferson Street. TKE Little Sister Paula Windham gets lessons on how to play pool from Phil Vaughn. Front row: Dennis Jeffares (president). Phil Vaughn (vice-president); Greg Geler p president); Grayson Bolgtano (secretary). John Lever (historian). Kent Mastalnlch (sgt.atarms). Grady Norton (pledge trainer), and Jon Maynard (chaplain). Second row; Alan Hardin, Roy Roach. John Paul Tlmberlake, Nolan McCool, Robert Potts, Chuck Olltff, and Michael West. row: Eric Foster, Richard Clary, Brian Sweeney, Tom Logan, Mike Rawson and Pat LeBlanc. Tau Kappa Epsilon U p and Comin g With only four actives at Rush, Theta Chi surprises campus by tripling chapter ¥ 1 Then the going gets tough, the tough get going. This old cliche proved true for Theta Chi fraternity in 1985. It was bad when only eight men were supposed to return to NSC in the fall. But it was even worse when president Dan Kratz found out that four of those eight couldn ' t make it for rush due to prior commitments. " It was scary, " recalled Kratz, " but our guys worked very hard. We met a lot of guys and really got them interested in our fraternity. " Theta Chi did so well, in fact, that its membership tripled almost overnight, from just eight to 25. Of the 17 fall pledges, nine of them were initiated, doubling the chapter ' s ac- tive size. The few men that Theta Chi lost in the fall were made up for in the spring, when another seven men pledged, bringing the chapter ' s membership to 26. " We don ' t want to get too big, too fast, however, " cautioned Kratz. " We ' re very happy where we are. " Kratz also commented that NSU ' s Eta Omicron chapter would make a run for the " Most Improved Chapter " award. There are 186 Theta Chi chapters nationwide, but Kratz nevertheless felt good about his chapter ' s chances. " We have a proper balance of academic support, social life, and in- tramural participation, " he said, " that really makes life at Northwestern en- joyable. " Events which helped to make the Theta Chi ' s lives enjoyable in- clude the Caribbean Debauchery par- ty held each spring at the Theta Chi lodge on Greek Hill, the annual Christmas Party ( " we gotta get a new name for that! " said Kratz), and the Red and White Formal. In addition, Theta Chi held several social exchanges throughout the academic year. Theta Chi was honored by several Brothers holding top leader- ship roles on campus. Kratz served as president of the Student Government LITTLE SISTERS Front row: Mary Kratz, Diana Gratten, Angle Row, Debbie Cable, Wanda Huhner Ford, Gay Scott, and Beth Robertson. Second row: Rachel Hetder, Leslie BoagnL Elaine Burleigh, Mia Manuel, Leah Mills, Susan Moloney, Karen Oberle, and Debbie Matthews. Association, while Rick Fenoli is commander of the NSG ROTC. Pat Boudreaux served as first vice- president of the InterFraternity Coun- cil, and Jon Guess was NAIT president. " We ' re proud of our record to the school, " said Kratz. " Theta Chi provides an atmosphere of brotherhood and unity to help each member have a successful college career. " In addition to Kratz, officers for Theta Chi are Kelly Oates, vice- president; Will James, secretary; Da- mian Montelaro, treasurer; Fenoli, pledge marshal; Duane Hauser, chaplain; Johnny Cleveland, first guard; David Messmer, second guard; Ed Knolton, librarian; Joel Ebarb, historian; and Guess, assistant treasurer. Theta Chi pledges participated in the 1985 Homecoming Parade by entering a truck... with them on top. Although Theta Chi didn ' t win, group members say they still had a lot of fun. Pledge Duane Hauser looks on as active member Kelly Oates signs his pledge book. Signing books is a tradition with nearly every fraternity at Northwestern, as it provides both parties with a chance to get to know each other. Damlan Montelmro reviews his Theta Chi pledge book in his Rapides Hall dorm room. Montelaro was among 1 7 Theta Chi pledges for the fall semester. THETA CHI Front row: Joel Ebarb, Elaine Burleigh. Duane Hmuser (chaplain). Damlan Montelaro (treasurer). Dan Kratz (president). John Edborg. and Pat Boudreaux. Second row: David Meaamer, Jodl Baudean, Mia Manuel, and Leah Mills. Third row: Brian Smith, Allen Carter, Diana Oratten, Debbie Cable, Will James (secretary). Wanda Huhner Ford, Debbie Matthewa. Lealle BoagnL Mike ZazzlnL Karen Oberle, and Bob Patlan. Fourth row: Tim Long, Johnny Cleveland, Rick Fenolt (pledge marshal). Chria Wakefield. Robbie fiance, Ed Knowlton. Kelly Oatea (vice-president). Donald Oroa, ind Jonathan Queaa. Theta Chi 231 Dennis Allison enjoys a drink... or several of them... at a Kappa Sigma exchange with Sigma Kappa. Most people join Greek-letter fraternities and sororities for a variety of reasons, but the vast majority of all Greeks agree: a good social life is important. Like at most universities, Nor- thwestern Greeks are primarily socially-oriented. From huge spring theme parties that last an entire week to small get-togethers, Greeks know how to have a good time. Among the larger theme parties are Kappa Alpha Order ' s Old South Weekend, the Luau of Kappa Sigma, Caribbean Debauchery of Theta Chi, and Sig Tau ' s Rum Runners. Some sororities functions include Phi Mu ' s Crush Party and Gnjb Dance, Sigma Kappa ' s Dream Man party, and the Fais Do Do and Harvest Dance of Sigma Sigma Sigma. Other fraternities and sororities participate in campus stomps at night, which keep large crowds enter- tained throughout the semester. Social exchanges throughout the semester keep Greek minds sane, say most fraternity members. Party themes ranging from toga and pa- jama parties to Hell ' s Angels and NSCJ Country Club were held in 1985. Greeks also held several inter- fraternal activities. An all-Greek mix- er at The Student Body during spring rush and several joint exchanges or parties were held during. Even when Greeks did not have an organized party going on, they still had a good time. Members watched TV, played pool, or just enjoyed each other ' s company. " The best time of your life is your school days, " is an old cliche. And for NSC Greeks, it ' s true. Life ' s A Party! " The NSCI Country Club " was the theme of a party enjoyed by Robin Gunter, Kim Slaton, and Coy Gammage. 232 Social Tau Kappa Epsilon members and little sisters take time out before lining up at the NSCI Homecoming parade to pose. TKE entered three trucks in the parade. ..one for each letter. Tri-Sigma ' s Carmen Roberts, Melanle Dodd. and Ashlie Cox dress up for a Halloween party at The Student Body nightclub. Sigma Tau Gamma Brother; cheer for the Demons at thi tiorthwestem us. Northeas. football game. Sig Tau ' s hade great time, but the Demon; were beaten. 45-21. Social 233 ' College Life That Extends Students Staff David Troy Decuir " I am a member of the Student Government Association election board, president of the Fel- lowship of Christian Students, and previously a freshman SGA senator. " As president of FCS, I have to be a brother, minister, teacher, and most of all a friend. I maintain all of these and still keep the organiza- tion running smoothly. I became involved be- cause I care for others. I love to be a part of not only a persons outer image, but their inner im- age to. This is important to me! " I never thought that I would find real friends, or brothers until now at NSU. I am an out-going person with no hang-ups about anything or any- body. I really feel that my achievements only came from God. He is my inspiration. " My advice to other students is to be yourself. Do not try too hard to please others, because they are sometimes never satisfied. " all photo by Shall F. Thorn Merry Smith " I began working at NSU in 1973 in the Depart- ment of Housing. In 1981 1 had an opportunity to move into the office of the Dean of Students where I am currently Secretary to the Dean of Students, Fred Bosarge. " In addition to everyday responsibilites associ- ated with the Dean of Students Office, I work with the Student Government Association and the Blue Key National Honor Fraternity since Dean Bosarge is the sponsor for both organiza- tions. I also serve as co-sponsor of the Purple Jacket Club. I thoroughly enjoy working with the students in each of these organizations. " The services and support of the Division of Student Affairs offers a " college life " that ex- tends beyond academics. Our area provides to students, faculty and staff a broad variety of ser- vices and activites which enrich the college ex- perience. Some of these include: the Recreation Complex, participation in Intramurals, assis- tance in career planning and placement, and a variety of counseling services. " My advice to students would be to concen- trate of their class work, but at the same time to participate and be as active as time allows in campus life and activites. There is much to be learned in and out of the classroom. " Only The Name ' s The Same Beyond Academics ' — Merry Smith Administration Claudia M. Triche " This is my twelfth year to teach at NSU. Pres- ently, I am responsible for direction of the field instruction component of the social work pro- gram. I teach social work methods, human sex- uality, child welfare, and a couple of sociology courses. I serve as the coordinator of recruit- ment and retention in my department. " The best memories include my students. I have had an opportunity to work with many hu- man diversities, but one of my favorites was a woman over sixty in the human sexuality class. She taught everyone in the class the importance of a sense of humor and provided a dimension of wisdom that only life can teach. " The Department of History, Social Sciences, and Social Work has been created by combining three separate departments. The flexibility of the faculty and a strong department head have al- lowed us to work together harmoniously. " As a wife and parent of three small children, I make time to relax. I entertain myself playing with computers, water skiing and watching good Sheila F. Thomas, Editor Otis Cox " The Computer Center staff has developed plans for an even larger Computer Center. If ca- pital funds become available for this project, we believe that we can provide the University with a Center that will be a great source of pride to all. " Most of all, we are proud that with the strong support of Dr. Orze, we have been able to change the policy of the University and acquire the equipment and software which we have added. In addition, we have been able to develop a campus wide policy on computer and software which guides the University in the acquisition and use of the equipment and software. " We are also very proud that we have been able to establish a policy of distributing the responsi- bilities for data processing to all the offices on campus that are involved. " We are very proud that we have been able to involve the Computer Center in the education of more and mor e students. Three years ago, only students from computer science were involved. At this time, at least seven departments directly involve the Computer Center in the content of their courses. Also, numerous individuals, in- cluding students, staff, and faculty make use of the Computer Center for word processing for their own research papers and other personal Individuals II l « « .1 ..» c tfl It £L» H ' ■| ( « ■i ■ MX ■ » Br ' ' President Orze says, ' THE STUDENT MUST MAKE THE CHOICES ' What are some of your proudest moments of leadership here at North western ? (a) Commencement always makes me feel good. The graduates reinforce for me what the University is all about. Each time I shake the hand of a new graduate, I feel proud to be the presi- dent of Northwestern State University. (b) Given the state of the economy in Louisiana, I have taken pride in the ac- complishments of our faculty and stu- dents under sometimes difficult and trying circumstances. (c) I am very proud of the effort put forth by the faculty in conducting the zero based audit of our academic pro- grams and departments. Northwestern State University will be a stronger and better school in the future thanks to their efforts and achievements. (d) I take pride in Northwestern State University ' s intercollegiate ath- letics accomplishments especially in inning the first Gulf Star Conference 11 Sports trophy. (e) When the Northwestern students oted to assess themselves a fee to es- tablish a trust fund to do some things for the University to benefit the stu- dents and the University, I swelled with )ride. How does the future look for forthwestern? The Greek titan Prometheus of lythological fame had the power to ok into the future. At times it was a aluable power, but often he did not ike what he saw. I can only speculate jn the future of Northwestern. I cannot ■■i HHi make the most of their college edu- cation? Good teaching is the primary factor in a good educational experience. I be- lieve that Northwestern has an ample share of good, effective and dedicated teachers. A college education is more than the sum of a student ' s experiences in classrooms and laboratories or in 3tudy situations. It involves the devel- jpment of the student as a total person. Northwestern has almost limitless op- Kportunities for such development through clubs, social organizations, ser- vice organizations, intramurals, media, performing groups, creative activities, lectures, athletics and more. The Uni- see it, but I believe if I could I would versit y offers a lot - but cannot force like what is before my eyes. The Uni- versity is too important to the State and this particular region of the State not to be a vital factor in the future. At pre- sent, we are uncertain as to which sys- tem of the State ' s higher education Northwestern will be a part of. Of more importance is what role shall we play whichever governing board we are un- der. I believe the future will find North- western with some new academic areas of emphasis which will help us to be both unique in our relationship with our sister State universities and com- plementary to them in addressing the higher educational needs of Louisiana. How is the educational climate in this region of the state distinc- tive from other university cli- mates? The fact that Northwestern is located in a small city in a rural agricultural sector of the State has a great impact upon what the University is or should be. All universities must have solid pro- grams in the liberal arts and sciences, but they should also develop strong dis- tinctive academic programs which re- spond to the needs and aspirations of their region. As a regional publicly sup- ported university, Northwestern must be prepared and able to do this. If there is a distinctiveness to our educational climate, it is the expression of our re- gionalism and our ability or inability to jspond to it. ow does this university enrich the opportunities for students to the student to become involved and take advantage of all that is here. In a cafeteria of opportunities, the student must make the choices. Please comment on any other topic(s) that you find interesting or important. I am continually impressed with the quality of student leadership at North- western and the sincere involvement of students for the betterment of the Uni- versity. The friendliness of the University community has to impress people. I en- joy walking on campus and greeting all the people who speak or wave to me as they walk or ride by. JOSEPH J. ORZE, President Photos and Interview by SHEILA F. THOMAS Jhs. 0 z±Lclznt ± CatrLnzt: " ™ Jsrzu ll U.ic£. " ™ " " V mm — om J aul zt outn£xLana. ' Students are truly Whaf image do you think Northwes- tern portrays to the media? Northwestern ' s image among the media is, for the most part, very positive. Media representatives are aware of the institution ' s rich heri- tage and traditions and of its long history of educational service and leadership. Extensive statewide me- dia example, emphasized the me- dia ' s recognition of the university ' s historic significance and importnce in Louisiana education. The media has a deep apprecia- tion and understanding of North- western ' s educational, social, cul- tural and economic impact upon this region of the state, and that im- pact is frequently underscored by the media. For an institution that is located in a community without a daily newspaper or television station, Northwestern receives exceptional- ly-good media coverage because of the reputation that it has developed over the years for excellence in teaching and research and for other superior services and programs. Overall, Northwestern portrays to the media the image of an institu- tion with substantial historic impor- tance, an excellent faculty, out- standing physical facilities, active and influential alumni and students who achieve excellence in numer- ous fields of academic and extra- curricular endeavor. All of those postive aspects of the university are often highlighted in statewide me- dia coverage. — ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT FOR EXTERNAL AFFAIRS V. What improvements are you prou- dest of during your long association with Northwestern? I am very proud of several im- provements including the improve- ment of the academic image of Northwestern State University with more strenuous admission and re- tention standards for students. The Zero Base Audit that was achieved in a two-year study where each degree program was studied as to the purpose of the degree is an achievement of which I am proud. Degrees were reconceptualized and designed so that students would be assured certain competencies when they completed their degree. I am proud of the fact that we were the first state university to complete a two-year study of the general educa- tion components or Core Curricu- lum and it was placed into effect in fall of 1981, two years ahead of a task force being appointed by the Board of Regents to study what they considered to be a problem in state universities as to the lack of a core curriculum. We began the first for- mal evaluation system of faculty and administrators, the first real merit pay system, and we developed a new tenure system based on rec- ommendations from various aca- demic departments as well as a Uni- versity Merit and Promotion Coun- cil that reviews merit and promo- tions and makes recommendations to the President. There are many other improvements, but I think these are among the top. — VICE PRESIDENT FOR ACA- DEMIC AFFAIRS AND EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT -A Even though we seem to be losing financial support from the state, how well are we able to cope with our financial situation. All indications are that state fund- ing will continue to diminish and the instutition will have to provide more self-generated revenues. The present level of funding is not quite adequate but by proper manage- ment and reallocation of funds we can continue to operate. Are there impending changes in our situation that give bright hopes of becoming more solvent? There is no question that we are and have been financially solvent. In recent years budget cuts have in- creased the need to become more efficient in our operation. I believe that in the future we will have to continue to improve our efficiency. What areas of the university are ex- pected to be given increased bud- gets for major improvements? We have embarked into a pro- gram of preventative maintenance which is expected to not only im- prove the physical plant but eventu- ally result in lower operating ex- penses. How is the city of Natchi- toches rewarded through our pur- chasing power? It has been stated in several stud- ies that Northwestern is the main single industry in Natchitoches. Our budget of around 22.8 million dollars is supposed to have an effect on Natchitoches equal to almost twice that amount. It can be said that the NSU has considerable im- pact on the economy of Natchi- toches, and Natchitoches Parish. VICE PRESIDENT FOR FISCAL AFFAIRS 1 238 well-rounded in their education. ' _rt£a JSoiazga {fjEozge. z tok£.i. Otis Cox How has the university changed to make accomodations for a distinc- tive new generation of students? To insure that both current courses and curricula are meeting today ' s students, Northwestern completed in 1985 the comprehen- sive audit of every course and every program of study. A number of courses were eliminated, a number were adjusted, and others were ad- ded. No other university in the State has accomplished such a mea- sure. To insure that Northwestern stu- dents are truly well rounded in their education (as opposed to narrow vo- cational preparation), Northwes- tern adopted a core curriculum in 1981. At the direction of the Board of Regents for the state, other pub- lic universities in Louisiana are just now beginning to adopt such a cur- riculum. Perhaps better than any universi- ty in the state and most in the na- tion, Northwestern has developed a very comprehensive and wide-rang- ing Continuing Education program. The workshops and mini courses cover a wide variety of topics and are geared to meeting contempo- rary educational needs. In terms of student life, the Divi- sion of Student Affairs has assessed and is changing its structure to in- sure that resources are used to the maximum in facilitating individual student development. — DEAN OF STUDENTS AND CHIEF STUDENT AFFAIRS OFFICER What big changes are in the future for Northwestern? One thing that seems certain to me is that NSU, like public institu- tions everywhere, must learn to live with severely reduced budgets and cuts in other forms of support. Economy is a good thing if it makes us rethink our priorities and avoid waste. Carried too far, however, loss of support means loss of essential resources in every category: facul- ty, library holdings, research sup- port, instructional equipment, and physical plant personnel and ser- vices. The universities will not be able to provide the things the state needs so badly and can obtain no- where else. Once they have been brought down, rebuilding them will be both long and expensive. What changes have you seen in stu- dents attitudes over the years? Student attitudes at NSU haven ' t changed much all through the years that I have known them. At all times, even during the recent era of campus radicalism, the main body of students here has remained level- headed, essentially honest, and good-humored. Times have changed, of course. There is greater tolerance of drugs, more drinking, and a different atti- tude toward sex. But the typical stu- dent here is still a person someone of another generation finds pleas- ant to know. As always, he (or she) responds well to an instructor who knows his subject, treats his stu- dents fairly, and brings some hu- mor and enthusiasm to the class. VICE PRESIDENT FOR UNIVER- SITY AFFAIRS V Is the computer center the most rapidly growing center at NSU? Yes, we like to think so. Less than three years ago, the University did not own its own computer system. We had one central processor, one printer and 25 terminals that were rented from Burroughs Corp. which had to serve all student and admin- istrative needs. Since the University began purchasing its own equip- ment and without any special funds, it now owns the following: 1. A central processor, 20 termi- nals, and three printers at its Fort Polk campus. 2. At the Natchitoches campus, its own central processor, 56 termi- nals, and more than 40 printers. The University also shares the cost of a 2nd central processor and soft- ware with the Louisiana School. In addition, three years ago, only three administrative offices had computer equipment. Now, over one half of the offices on campus are supplied with equipment and support. Also, three years ago, there were 10 work stations for students at the Computer Center. Today, there are at least 60 work stations for students not counting those that have been acquired by individ- ual departments. Northwestern is probably the only public University in the state that has not received special capital funds for computer equipment. What we have done has been accom- plished through a small amount of funds that were made available by the President. — - INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH. PLANNING AND SPONSORED PRO- GRAMS Photos and Copy by SHEILA F. THOMAS 239 Aponte-Camacho, Elizabeth: Early Childhood Education; Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico Beck, DuAnn: Psychology; Alexandria Beckermeyer, Tony: Business Education; Haughton Bergeron, Paul S.: Microbiology; Baton Rouge Bowman, Cindy L: Clinical Psychology; Russellville Brandt, Penny S.: History; Natchitoches Browning, Julie M.: Student Personnel Services; Rogers, AR. Burrage, Jr., Joe W.: Nursing; Shreveport Busken, Cathy Ann: Student Personnel Services; Hot Springs, AR. Cammarato, James: Clinical Psychology; Minneapolis, MN. Campbell, Carole Jane: Nursing; Shreveport Cruickshank, Gordon A.: Clinical Psychology; Fairport, NY. Garden, Lisa: Student Personnel Services; Van Buren, AR. Darden, Richard, L: Zoology; Van Buren, AR. Douciere, Debra: Nursing; Mangham Douglas, Mark: Recreation; Van Buren, AR. Eschenfelder, David T.: History; Shreveport Faust, Gary Lewis: Music Education; Austin, TX Gladden, Bernard: Zoology; Baltimore, MD. Gray, James E.: Clinical Psychology; Shreveport Ap-We i M Graduates Mm § " Working in the sports infor- C m | u: mation office here at North- W i ■f 1 western has given me the op- % m flTljML UlB fl portunity to gain practical job -. X experience and to further en- w f . hance my career objectives. ■ Knowing that what 1 do now will really help me in the fu- I -, JM ture is a great feeling. " i BwS — Jeff Dalpiaz B lF 4 240 1 4« J » a. i 9 Green, Barbara L: Clinical Specialist; Independence, MO Hale, Elaine R.: Montgomery Hamilton, James Edward: Student Personnel Services; Winder. GA Hampton. Logan: Student Personnel Services: Pine Bluff, AR Hardin. Laurie Hope: Business Administration; Carthage. TX Hathorn, Donna C: Nursing; Haughton Hendrix, Beth Ann: Student Personnel Services; Dallas. TX Horton, Patricia Rose: Clinical Psychology; Spencer, W.VA Halve, Valdis. I.: Microbiology; Brookfield, Wl Kelley. Joseph E.: Industrial Arts Education; Winnfield Kelley, Patricia Gail: Elementary Education; Winnfield Khan, Ahmed Fuad: Microbiology; Pakistan Kibler. Mark L Clinical Psychology; Jeromesville, OH Kratz. Mary Bane: Student Personnel Services: Blytheville. AR Lafitte. Stacie Lynn: Elementary Education; Shreveport Lee. Shiow-Fen: Business Administration; Taiwan Lozano. Steven: Music; San Antonio. TX Maness. Michael: Theatre Arts; Bountiful. UT Manson. Sharon K Student Personnel Services; Bossier City McKellar. Jim: Student Personnel Services; Bossier City McMahan. Cathi Marie: Recreation; Benton. AR Miller, leanette Nursing; Campti Mitchell. Donald R Zoology. Highland. CA Mitchell Jr.. Joseph Samuel Student Personnel Services. Natchitoches Niette Doris Early Childhood Education; Spanish Lake Nolley Dennis A Student Personnel Services. Natchitoches Proctor, Carla A Student Personnel Services. San Antonio. TX Rhodes. Douglas oology leesville Soileju Kelleen Peterson Recreation. Baton Rouge Westlall. Lewis C History. Florien 241 Adams, David H.: Nursing; Shreveport Ahmad, Mahmoud: Microbiology; Iran Allen, Darlene A.: Business Administration; Gray Arango, Ricardo: Geology; Bogota, Colombia Arterberry, Ronny: Business Administration; Natchitoches Arterberry, Terri: Computer Technology; Ebarb Arthur, Susan: Journalism; Natchitoches Assegaf, Hasan: Business Administration; Indonesia Aucoin, Monica: Social Sciences; Baton Rouge Ayrault, David lames: Industrial Management; Leesville Baccigalopi, Tina: Social Sciences; Grand Chenier Baker, Carol E.: Chemistry; Natchitoches Barber, Debra: Nursing; Homer Bates, Brad: Music; Jena Baumgardner, Stacy L: Home Economics; Natchitoches Bazbazat, Waleed M.: Accounting; Jerusalem Beltz, Diane G.: Nursing; Shreveport Berry, Pamela Suzette: Computer Science; Noble Bethea, Lyndra Ann: Business Administration; Alexandria Bird, Margaret, R.: Nursing; Belcher Ad-Cu Seniors " I am the committee chair- man for public relations and advertising on the Student Ac- tivities Board. I had a work study job in the student union and therefore became affili- ated with the SAB. I feel that too many people miss out on things that go on at school and I ' m glad to say I ' m not one of them. " — Tricia L. Guidroz NASIV: Ufifltsliilt FbrVxi? ' °$£r eh«r, U, dealing with others, be gentle and kind In speech, be true In ruling, be just In business.be competent Inaction, »tch the timing 242 Blakeway, Elizabeth F Business Education: Anacoco Blandon, Celia M Political Science; Nicaragua Bordelon, Lisa: Sociology; Baton Rouge Breitkreutz, Robert: Accounting; Natchitoches Brewer, Debbie Eileen: Nursing; Shreveport Brewer, Gerry Don: Computer Information Systems; DeRidder Brewer, Janice Anne: Psychology; Natchitoches Brossett. Cynthia A Business Administration, Natchitoches Brumley. Janet DeFee: Nursing; Pineville Bryant. Lisa: Business Administration; Natchitoches Burke. Paula: Secondary Education; Cottonport Cambana. Alberto: Business Administration; Peru Carballo. Ernesto Business Administration; El Salvador Carroll, Patricia: Accounting; Mansfield Carver, Frankie V : Nursing; Alexandria Chan, Yoon Fong: Computer Science. Natchitoches Chance. Delisa Chrysse Clinical Microbiology; Leesville Chelette. Pamela Demse Computer Information Systems. Alexandria Cheung, Keith Business Administration. Hong Kong Christopher. Terry Lee Computer Information Systems. DeRidder Chui. On Ting Business Administration. Hong Kong Clark, B Joyce Nursing. Shreveport Cockerham. Carolyn Early Childhood Development. Castor Cooley. Connie DeEtta Biology Education. Singer Corley. Anthony Edward Business Administration. Jena Coulee. Clara Basco Nursing Pineville Craig. Kimberly D Social Work. Pleasant Hill Crittle. Ca ' sandra Computer Science. Natchitoches Crocker. Kenneth Computer Information Systems ImoUe Curry. Virginia Nuising Shreveport 243 Czech, Inez V.: Nursing; Sibley Daramols, Moses: Accounting; Lagos, Nigeria David, tames Todd: Broadcasting; Leesville Davis, Ava R Nursing; Minden Davis, Jerry: Electronics; DeRidder Dech, Zelic F.: Nursing; Pineville Delano, Jennifer Lynn: Elementary Education; Church Point Delphen, Darrell D.: Accounting; Natchitoches Didonato, Miguel: Electronics; Venezuela Dinkins, Irma J.: Nursing; Shreveport Disante, Mary V.: Nursing; Bossier City Doane, William Kelly: Computer Information Systems; Norfolk, VA Dorsey, Mary E.: Nursing; Bossier City Drummer, Annette Marie: Nursing; Simmesport Dunn, Pamela D,: Agriculture Business; Natchitoches Dye, Sherri K.: Nursing; Ringgold Eastwood, Christopher R.: Social Science Education; DeRidder Ebarb, Suzanne: English Education; Many Edwards, Allison Jean: Nursing; Shreveport Efianayi, Friday 0.: Accounting; Nigeria Cz-Ja Seniors " College life is an exper- ience that everyone who has the opportunity and ability, should take advantage of. It ' s a great way to meet many won- derful people while getting an education. The most enjoyable thing about college life is the extra-curricular activities such as ballgames, parties, and dances. " — Thomas Gilbert Harri- son £ r 244 El- Jor . M. Hanna: Pre-Dentistry; Lebanon Evans, Andrew F.: Nursing; Mansfield Feaster. Gail: Merchandising; Doyline Feazel, Susan E.: Nursing; Shrevepoft Fleming, Ann Pierce: Basic Studies; New Orleans Ford. Wanda Huhner: English Education; Gretna Forque, Craig E.: Music; Leesville Gay, Guleann: Nursing; Hall Summit George, Phyllis Gaile: Computer Science; Zwolle George. Sharon: Nursing; Shreveport Goss, Thomas H.: Accounting: Natchitoches Gratten. Diana Elisabeth: Public Relations; DeRidder Green, Sharon: Accounting; Hornbeck Greetham. Paula L : Computer Information Systems; Collinsville. IL. Gregory. Susan K.: Nursing; Pleasant Hill Griffin. Terri D History; Natchitoches Guess. Jonathan M Industrial Technology; Natchitoches Guidroz. Tricia: Sociology; Opelousas Gunter. Robin Jeannine Music Education; Baton Rouge Hale. Susan Diane: Science Education; Coushatta Hansley. Wendy Sue Elementary Education. Colfai Hart, lames Kenneth Anthropology. Natchitoches Hauser. Duane: Industrial Education. Pekin. II Hawthorne, Cecile Physical Education. Natchitoches Henley. Tammy Elementary Education. Pineville Hill. Jr.. Donald T General Studies. SI touis. MO Houston. Essie B Nursing Shreveport Husein. Isam Nazmi Computer Information Systems, lordan Hyde Ten Elaine Accounting Natchitoches Jacobs. Timothy Computer Information Systems Pleasant Ml 245 James, Anthony: Business Administration; Bossier City Johnson, Janet: Business Administration; Alexandria Jones, Angela C: Nursing; Marksville Jones, Laura Ann: Nursing; Denham Springs Jones, Mandy C: Social Work; Fairview Alpha Keen, Carol: Business Administration; Winnfield Kees, Regina Gail: Elementary Education; Anacoco Kelly, Donna Jo: Public Relations; Anacoco Kessee, Florine: Nursing; Shreveport Keys, Sheila: Business Administration; Bunkie King, Mary Angela: Business Administration; Springhill Laborde, Dru: Political Science; Marksville Lavoie, Donald J.: Psychology; Ne Llano Lawrence, Jamie Sue: Business Administration; Hanna Lewis, Marvin: Business Administration; Converse Li Wing, Hong: Business Administration; Hong Kong Litton, Norma Elizabeth: Accounting; Mitchell Lodridge, Anita: Physical Education; Powhatan Lok, Kwok-Ching: Business Administration; Hong Kong Losey, Kendria D.: Elementary Education; Campti Ja-Ni Seniors " I am a member of ROTC. I am responsible for logistics, administrative work, recruit- ing, and to enhance our pro- gram for the upcoming years. I was the captain of our flag football team and we won the championship. This means: being all I can be and a career, being able to make great deci- sions, having good sound judg- ment, planning, organizing, di- recting and controlling. " — Anthony James 246 Ah. L Lyle Elizabeth: Journalism; Lafayette Maggio Jr., Henry: Basic Studies; Natchitoches Maggio. Chr is: Physical Education; Natchitoches Maley. Martin K.: Zoology; Natchitoches Manning, Eric: Computer Science; Haughton Martin Jr , Earl K.: Physical Education; Kenner Martin, Geneva Hutson: Science Education; Leesville Martin Jr.. James Alton: Basic Studies; Natchitoches Martin. Solomon: Business Administration; Natchitoches Matkin. Deborah H Nursing; Shreveport Matusicky, Marilyn Ann: Nursing. Baker McClintock. Melissa L.: Early Childhood Education; Converse McFerren. Lisa Ann: Nursing; Marthaville Meholzadeh, Yadollah: Industrial Technology; Tehran, Iran Metoyer. Raymond J : Radiology Technology; Natchitoches Midkiff. Leanne: General Agriculture; Knight Miguez, Tina M Nursing. Ragley Montano, Beth G Nursing; Fisher Moore. Mary: Office Administration. Pleasant Hill Moore, Terry E : Broadcast Journalism; Shreveport Moore. Tommy Music Education. Carthage Moore. Vivian General Education. Natchitoches Moreno. Edgar Economics. Maracaibo. Venezuela Morley. Melzina Social Science. Nassau. Bahamas Moses. Patrick D Political Science. Natchitoches Moiey. Marva Speech Pathology. Nassau. Bahamas Myles. Heideith V Business Administration. Shreveport Nabors Raymond History Leesville Nicolle tynn Mane Business Administration. Baton Rouge Nielsen Kathryn M Nursing. Shreveport 247 O ' Connor, Laurie-Ann: Psychology; Winnipeg, Manitoba O ' Kere, Samuel C: Accounting; Natchitoches Oyelowo, Francis: Accounting; Nigeria Paddie, Donna: Computer Information Systems; Zwolle Page, Yvonne Marie: Accounting; Natchitoches Payton, Janet: Fashion Merchandising; Chicago, IL Perez-Montalvo, Jose L: Psychology; Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico Pine, Mary Ellen: Social Work; Natchitoches Pitz, Jean Marg: Nursing; Haughton Poco, Liu: Business Administration; Hong Kong Powell, Leonard A.: Geology; Florien Prudhome, Joan: Nursing; Shreveport R alii Rohit: Computer Technology; Delhi, India Ramirez, Jorge: Business Administration; Venezuela Ravare, Rita: Public Relations; Marksville Reed, Anita: English Education; Cheneyville Reese, Devonne: Psychology; Eunice Repp, John Scott: Microbiology; Gretna Richard, Renee: Photography; Sulphur Richardson, Carol Ann: Psychology; Bossier City O ' Co-Th I Seniors " 1 am the committee chair- L man for hospitality and deco- rations in the student union. SAB means to me that 1 have a Y family here on campus. We all S S conglomerate in the office of SAB at all times during the day — if you don ' t show up for school somebody is asking for you. That ' s home to me. w. — Devonne Reese 1 w 248 Richardson, Melanie R.: Accounting; Colfai Ritterbeck. Jonna D.: Psychology; OeRidder Roach. William R.: Physical Education; Tullos Roderick. Michael: Geology; Ashland Ross. Susan Renee: Computer Information Systems; Natchitoches Row. Angela: Public Relations; Shreveport Rusli, Linda: Business Administration; Iambi, Indonesia Sandifer, Beverly: Physical Education; Castor Sandefur, Jimmy H.: History; Fairview Alpha Sandiford, Beth: Social Sciences Education; Florien Sawyer. Carolyn: Accounting; Natchitoches Scarborough. Gilbert N Industrial Technology; Coushatta Scott. Myrtle K.: Nursing; Many Scroggins. Stacy H.: Accounting; Gretna Shaeffer. Celeste: Computer Information Systems; Natchitoches Sherman. Leah: Business; Shreveport Shifflett. Jeffery Matter Military Science; Natchitoches Shoalmire. Gregory C: Pre-Law; Natchitoches Sigari. Abbas H.: Industrial Technology: Tehran. Iran Silva. Freddy J Business Administration; Maracaibo. Venezuela Simmons. Paula Physical Education; Pollock Singleton. Matilda G Computer Science; Mittie Smith. Mary A Elementary Education, lena Southerland. Larry W Business Administration Natchitoches Spears. Terrell E Drafting Technology; Bossier City Spiders. Sharon Elaine Nursing. Shreveport Stegen. Karla Ion Nursing. PineviHe Stoffel. leanne Art. Shreveport Taylor Michael Alan Social Work. leesville Thomas. Sheila Fairer General Studi.-s flaton Rouge 249 Thomas, Teressa Anne: Journalism; Ida Thompson, Bobby: Accounting; Alexandria Thompson, Jeffrey: Public Relations; Audubon, NJ Tompkins, Brenda Lyn: Nursing; Magnolia, AR Varnado, Patty O ' Quinn: Computer Information Systems; Natchitoches Vining, Williams Susan: Business Administration; Anacoco Waguespack, Laura Beth: Physical Education; New Iberia Washington, Brenda Lee: Computer Information Systems; Cottonport Weaver, Lois E.: Business Administration; Flora Welch, Golda: Accounting; Anacoco Werfal, Jodi M.: Zoology; Shreveport White, Anne Sartor: Nursing; Ida White, Charlotte Ann: Social Work; Ida White, Michael: Agriculture-Business; Singer White, Sharon G.: Microbiology; Benton Williams, Carol: Social Science Education; Natchez Williams, Sahara L Nursing; Shreveport Winslow, Jennie Wong: Business Administration; Campti Wolf, Joella G.: Nursing; Alexandria Wyatt, Peggy A.: Nursing; Pitkin Th-Wy Seniors " As an ' insider for the sum- mer orientation program, I was responsible for helping in- coming freshmen learn about Northwestern and its various activities. To me it was excit- ing meeting new people and helping them learn about NSU. It ' s very rewarding to see these freshmen become in- volved on campus. Believe me, involvement enhances your college experience in so many ways. " • — Beth Sandiford 250 ' Don ' t deny yourself your absolute best. ' Susan Arthur " I ' ve always tried to involve myself in as many things as possible without going crazy, and I ' ve had a wonderful time, " says Susan Arthur, Miss NSU for 1986. Susan is a journalism major who is in her fourth year as a lead vocalist with the NSU Entertainers. She has also served as homecoming queen in 1984, state fair queen in 1983, president of Sigma Sigma Sigma social sorority and secretary of Sigma Delta Chi, an honorary professional journalism organization. " I feel that college life should be full of academic and social activity. Studying time just has to be used efficient- ly. School and fun don ' t have to be mutally exclusive, " says Susan. Susan is a member of Phi Kappa Phi, national academic society; Lambda Delta, national honor society for women, the Young Democrats, the Student Ambassadors, and the Student Government Supreme Court. Concerning her in- volvement in organizations she says, " Above all, I think students shouldn ' t just go to class and go home. They should get involved on campus and enjoy themselves! " CHECKING SWITCHER CONTROLS. Susan Arthur works on perfecting one of her broadcast televi- sion productions. Chris Maggio makes sure that Kappa Alpha re- Susan Arthur focuses on the talent during a ports are kept up to date for the fraternity. television production in her broadcast journal- ism class. Chris Maggio " My feelings about college life are all positive. A peison who doesn ' t attend college is certainly missing a very important time in his life, " says Mr. NSU, Chris Maggio. " NSU is an excellent university. I would recommend it to any prospective student. Northwestern has excellent facili- ties, qualified faculty, and the students are the friendliest in the state. I wouldn ' t trade my time at Northwestern for anything in the world, " says Chris. Chris is a physical education major, captain of NSU s cross country track team, a member of Blue Key, Kappa Alpha, and past secretary - treasurer of Phi Eta Sigma, a national honor society for freshmen. Two of Chris ' s proudest accomplishments are his in- volvement with the track team and his activities with Kappa Alpha. " On the track team, I have met many new friends while competing against them athletically. With Kappa Alpha. I have improved my leadersnip skills immensely by serving as a chapter officer. " " My personal goal is to go into coaching and eventually coach at the collegiate level. Coaching is a challenging field. A coach must be knowledgable in his field and he must be able to relay this knowledge to his athletes so they can perform well To be successful I believe you must set your goals high and strive to achieve them; for to do anything else, you are denying yourself your absolute best. Only by hard work and determination can you be success- ful in whatever field you choose. " Chris graduated summa cum laude at the top of his class during fall graduation exercises. Chris maintained a 3.986 academic grade point average STRETCHING OUT Preparing for the cross country event during a track meet, Chris Maggio makes sure that he is in condition to do the best job possible. 251 Adams, Deborah K.: Calvin; Fr. Adams, Amanda Ann: Natchitoches; So. Adams, Angela L. Couvillon: Shreveport; Jr. Adams, Karen Denise: Rayville; So. Affeltranger, Cynthia Sue: Tioga; Fr. Alamilla, Edward M.: Miami, FL; So. Albornoz, Negda Gledys: Jia Juana, Venezuela; So. Allen, Frank: Alexandria; So. Allen, Marye P.: Shreveport; Fr. Allison, Dennis L: Natchitoches; Fr. Allred, Kristin Maria: Mansfield; So. Anders, Loree I.: Pleasant Hill; Fr. Anderson, Daniel G.: Ashland; So. Anderson, Detra Lajuna: Alexandria; Fr. Anderson, Detris: Natchitoches; Jr. Anderson, Kimberly D.: Many; Fr. Antee, Kimberly: Inglewood, CA; So. Anthony, Carletta Danene: Natchitoches; So. Anthony, Sharon R.: Bossier; Fr. Ardoin, Karen Theriot: Minden; Fr. Ad-Bo Fr. Soph. Jr. " I will be pledging AKA. I joined because of the influ- ence of close friends who were already involved. Also, I joined to have fun and to experience a challenge. This means to me a chance to grow, meet people and have fun. Start college with a positive attitude and anything is possible. " — Michelle Beasley 252 mm . 1 Artley. Pamela: Alexandria; So. Askew. Ronald: OeRidder; So. Bain, Virginia A.: Shreveport: Fr. Baker. Steven: Louisville. KY; So Banks. LaDonna: Shreveport; Jr. Barkas, Hanna: Minden; Jr. Basco. Candace Loretta: Galbraith; Fr. Baudean. Jodi Ann: New Orleans: Jr. Bdewi. Ahmad M .: Lahakaia, Syria; Jr. Beams. Deborah Ann: Winnfield: So. Bennett, Shannon Dale: Natchitoches; So. Bentley. Chadd De: Aleiandria; So. Berry, Kevin: Boyce; So. Berthelot. John Edward: Gonzales; Fr. Bevier. Donna Jean: Ocean Springs. MS; Jr. Bienvenu, Lauren Anne: Natchitoches; Jr. Black, Tina Lynn: Baker: Jr Blackston, Chandra: Natchitoches: So. Blake. Mavis Kaye: Natchitoches; It Blanchard, De Linda Fairview Alpha; Fr. Blanchard. Tammie: Fairview Alpha; Jr. Blanks, Paula Anita: Mobile. AL; Ft Bolin. Anne P .: Shreveport. So Borjas. Antonia A.: Puerto La Cruz. Venezuela; So. Borias. Ines A Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela; So. Boscan. Abdon Antonio Cabimas. Venezuela. It Bossier. Denise Converse; lr Bloison Annie Pensacola. FL. Fr Boone David Brian Natchitoches, ft Boojm Leslie Renee Opelomas. fr 253 Bouillon, Carla: Crowley; Fr. Bowman, Volanda Elise: Shreveport; Fr. Boykins, Beverly Ann: Logansport; So. Braden. Sandra Anita: Clarence; Fr. Bradford, Angela Kaye: Leesville; Jr. Breaux, Lisa B.: Bordelonville; So. Breaux, Martha F.: Ragley; Jr. Brewer, Kathy: Natchitoches; Fr. Brewer, Kayla: Natchitoches; So. Brooks, Rita: New Orleans; So. Broussard, Jeaniene T : Broadcasting; Jr. Brown, Caprice Marie: Paincourtville; Fr. Brown, David Lavell: Jonesboro; Fr. Brown, Juanita F.: Natchitoches; Fr. Brown, Marilyn: Shreveport; So. Brown, Steven: Leesville; Jr. Brown, Connie H.: Zwolle; Fr. Bumgardner, Wendy Lynne: Ashland; Fr. Bunyard, S. Kay: Mansfield; Jr. Burke, Maria: Cottonport; So. Bo-Ch Fr. Soph. Jr. " My participation in group activities is helping me pre- pare for my future career. The experiences that I have gained in dealing with people will fur- ther enable me to relate effec- tively with my co-workers in any job that I may acquire after graduation. My active in- volvement has taught me valu- able decision making exper- iences. " — Reatha Cole 254 Burleigh, Elaine K.: Opelousas; Fr. Burns, Brenda: Texarkana, AR; Fr. Burns, Kathy: Chopin; So. Burt-Laroui. Kimberly Amanda: Natchitoches; Fr. Bush, Carnita: Natchitoches; Fr. Butler, Felecia E.: Shreveport; Fr. Cable, Debbie Lynn: Leesville: Jr. Calbert, Jerome: Bunkie; Fr. Calcote. Craig Merrill: Jackson; So. Calhoun. Dawn: Monterey; Fr. Calhoun, Kathy: Natchitoches; So. Campbell. Kenneth Wayne: Belle Chasse; So. Canales, Melissa Kay: Leesville; Fr. Cannon, Angela G : Natchitoches; So. Caperton, Cynthia L.: Shreveport; Jr. Carey, Cindy Lynn: Kansas City, KS, So. Carley. Andrea: Alexandria; Jr. Carlos, Dawn Leah: Houma: Fr. Carpenter. Evelyn Renee ' : Natchitoches; Jr. Cassel, Karen D : Leesville; So. Castore. Maria Suzanne Shreveport; Jr Cavanaugh. Jacqueline Hornbeck; So Chalk. Zimbalist F Clarence, Fr Champagne. Tanya: Houma; Fr. Chandler. Laura J : Calvin; Jr. Chatelain, Jan Mane Mansura Jr Chestnut. Tammy Jonesboro: Fr Childress. Pamela Shawn Shreveport Fr Chmg. Ko Natchitoches: So Chong, Yee Mei g West Malaysia Jr 255 Christison, Jenifer: Springfiled, IL; Fr. Chrysler, Eugene: Shreveport; Fr. Chung, Ireng Oilen: Malaysia; Fr. Ciurej, Patricia A.: Shreveport; So. Claiborne, Jennifer Denise: Lecompte; So. Claiborne, Sabrina Marie: Natchitoches; Fr. Clardy, Loyal: Nashville, AR; So. Clark, Judy: Frierson; Fr. Clark, Patsy Varnell: Winnfield; So. Claud, Silvia A.: Leesville; Fr. Cleveland, Vickie J.: Pickering; So. Clifton, Jacquelyn Anne: DeQuincy; Fr. Coats, Calvin: Natchitoches; So. Cobb, LaDonna Sue: Natchitoches; Fr. Cockerham, Carlos: Castor; So. Coco, Joell Marie: Moreauville; So. Cole, Reatha Diane: Coushatta; Jr. Collins. Jim: Marthaville; So. Colomb, Mark Anthony: Lafayette; So. Colquette, Howard: Mansfield; Fr. Ch-Di Fr. Soph. Jr. " This campus is very beauti- ful. It combines the new look of the student union and the fine arts building with the old look of the dorms. The best part about this university is the friendliness of the people. Everyone seems to welcome you here on your first day and will still greet you throughout the semester. To me this place is like a second home. " — Keith Colquette 256 Conley. Arementa Renee: LeCompte: So. Cooper. Terry: Leesviile; Fr. Conell Stephanie: Leesviile; Fr. Cormier. Pamela M Opelousas Fr. Cotton, Al Felix: Alexandria; So. Couty. Cynthia Marie: Chicago. IL: So. Cox. Anne S.: Atlanta; Fr. Cox, Kim A.: Many; Fr. Cox, Martin Jude: Shreveport; So. Cox, Winnifred: Natchitoches; Fr Craig, Ginger Gayle: Converse; So. Creamer, terry: Campti; So. Critton, Margie: Shreveport; Jr. Crnkovic. Cheryl: Ebarb; So. Crutchfield, Karen: Panama City, FL; So. Curry, Robert Taylor: Chicago, H; Jr. Dale. Sonja: Pensacola. FL; Fr. Dalsgaard. Carolyn: Winnfield; Jr Darbonne. Debbie: Sulphur: Jr. Davis, Catherine Anne: St. Louis, MO: Fr. Davis. Pamela D DeRidder; Fr. Davis, Reginald J West Monroe; So Davis. Scott lames: Coushatta: So Davis. Treena LaShon Mansfield: Fr DeFaro. Adriana Daudt: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; So. DeLalin. Paula I Belmont. So Demint. Robin Shreveport. Fr Dempsey. Shahn Shray Jo»ce So Devi, Laksmi Natchitoches. So Dial. Virginia G Coushatta. Fr 257 Digirolamo, Tonia L.: Baton Rouge; So. Diggs, Deborah: Shreveport; Fr. DiVittorio, Jeanne Kaye: Baton Rouge; So. Dodd, Melanie: Natchitoches; Jr. Dodd, Terri M.: Natchitoches; Fr. Ooolittle, Gordon R.: Ferriday; Jr. Doughty, Jeannie S.: Benton; Jr. Douglas, Audrey: Shreveport; Jr. Drain, Lynne: Shreveport; So. DuBose, Kimberly Ann: Florien; Fr. DuBus, ChrisP.: Metairie; So. Dukes, Sonia Alisa: DeRidder; So. Dumas, Debbie: Many; So. Dupas, Victoria: Alexandria; Fr. Dupre, Rachel Ann: Opelousas; Fr. Durden, Gaye: Bossier City; Fr. Duren, Rachel L: Montgomery; Fr. Durham, John P.: Shreveport; Jr. Durr, Debra D.: Pleasant Hill; So. Dyes, Sondra: Belmont; So. Di-Fo Fr. Soph. Jr . " I believe Northwestern is ready for a change. Joining the LSU system might be what we need here. I believe that if the people got behind Northwes- tern again and supported it, we could be on the move up again growing in size and impor- tance with other universities here and across the nation. " — Coy Wayne Gammage 258 1 Dyson, Donna D.: Winnfield. Jr. Earls, Gretchian Ann: Shrevepori; So. Ebarb, Kevin DeWayne Ebarb; So. Ebarb, Kimberly F.: Zwolle; Fr. Ebarb. Susan Louise: Zwolle; Fr. Eckles. Arleatha: Mansfield; Jr. Edwards. Danny DeWayne: Dallas. TX; Jr. tichhron, Colette P.: Homer; Jr. Eitel, Jonnette Ruth: Natchitoches; So. Elkins. Marti: Natchitoches; Jr. Elkms. Thomas: Natchitoches; So. Ellis, Elwin: Hornbeck; Jr. Ellis, Lance: Hornbeck; Jr. Estes, Lynn E.: Natchitoches; Jr. Eugene. Steven M.: Natchez; Fr. Evans. Angela Louise: Dubach. Jr. Evans, Burney S Meridian. MS; Jr Every. Lynn Diane: Natchitoches; Fr. Faccone, Steven: Natchitoches; Fr. Fair. Latisha A .: Natchitoches; Fr. Falcon, Ollie: Zwolle; Fr. falgoust Shawn E : Johannesburg South Africa; So. Fannin. Dee Ann Calvin; Fr Farley, Sherry Natchitoches; Fr Farmer. Bernardine Converse: Jr Fisher. Tracy Venice. FL. So foitfk loanna I DeRiddei Ir Fonlenot. Jamie Mamou; So Ford, Kimberly Natchitoches; Fr Ford. Steven Todd lonesville Fl 259 Forque, Loretta Elizabeth: Leesville; Jr. Foshee, Tracy L: Coushatta; So. Fox, Suzanne Rene ' : Bossier City; So. Frame, Patricia: Fairview Alpha; So. Franklin, Barbara: Mansfield; Jr. Franklin, LaJuana Sheree: Alexandria; Fr. Fraser, Rhonda L: East Alton, IL; Jr. Frazier, Kathleen: Pleasant Hill; So. Fredieu, Michael Shane: Montgomery; Fr. Fryar, Kent: Many; Fr. Gage, Robert: Leesville; Jr. Gammage, Coy: Natchitoches; Jr. Gant, Vicki Diane: Shreve port; So. Garland, Bobbie Jo: Minden; Fr. Garrett, Terri K.: Alexandria; So. Garrett, Yvette LaSha: Natchitoches; Jr. Gates, Mary: Abbeville; So. Gauthier, Andrea Sue: Hessmer; Jr. Gauthier, Kevin: Hessmer; Fr. Gentry, Angela: Many; Fr. Fo-Ha Fr. Soph. Jr. " I am an SGA f reshmam sen- ator. I became involved in this activity because I feel that I can meet a challenge and working for the students at NSU is a major challenge. I can feel good about myself after accomplishing a task and it means I can help others for the benefit of NSU. Get involved. Don ' t let the activities of NSU pass you by. " — Elizabeth Nan Goss • I 260 Germany, Mary Ellen: ionesville; Fr. Gernhauser, Kirsten Renee ' : Chalmette; Fr. Gillie, Rose M.: Natchez; Fr. Gilson, Katrina L.: DeRidder; So. Giordano, Frances A.: Shreveport; Jr. Gladney, Dovie Elizabeth: Bossier: Fr Gleason, Marth Ruth: Benton; So. Glover, Felecia M.: Alexandria; Fr. Gooden. Patti: Natchitoches; )r. Gosey, Marilyn: Many; Fr. Graber, Alvin Junior: Pleasant Hill; Jr. Grady, Wednesday: Shreveport; Fr. Granger, Tyrone Middle: New Orleans; So. Grappe, Beverly C : Campti; Fr. Grayson. Brenda Arlene: Natchitoches; Fr. Green, Beverly Dawn: Hornbeck; So. Green, Cornelia: Alexandria jr. Green, Darlene Janice: Chicago. IL; So Green. Jennifer Darlene: Alexandria Jr. Greer, Doris Lynn: Coushatta; Fr. Gregory, Ellen Marie: Bastrop; So Griffith. Angela: Kosciusko. MS. So Gros. Alma Louise: Natchitoches: Jr Guidry. Karen Anne: Larose; Fr. Guillory. Bryan: Natchitoches; Jr. Guillory Donna S Montgomery. So Guillory. Kathryn: Natchitoches. So Gunadi. Hengky Jakarta. Indonesia: Fr Hall, Angela Tonett Shreveport. So Hanson. Leah R Winntield fr 261 Hardee, Donna C: Natchitoches; Fr. Harlan, Dana: Shreveport; Fr. Harper, Richard Allen: Jennings; So. Harris, Jacqueline Ann: Natchez, MS; So. Harrison, Kay D.: St. Maurice; Jr. Hassell, Celia: Bossier City; So. Hathorn, Troy Anthony: New Orleans; So. Hearns, Suzanne J.: Columbia; So. Hebert, Kimberly Annette: Alexandria; Jr. Hebert, Mandy: Jennings; Jr. Helire, Felicia Ann: Natchitoches; Fr. Henderson, Therrel: Zwolle; So. Hendricks, Gregory: Bossier City; Fr. Henry, Cindy: Coushatta; Fr. Henry, Rosemary: Leesville; Jr. Herrington, Melissa Anne: Florien; Fr. Hershey, Kandi L: Natchitoches; So. Hershey, Sandra: Natchitoches; Fr. Hewitt, Dorothy Ann: Mansfield; Jr. Hightower, Melissa A.: Kingwood, TX; Jr. Ha-Ja Fr. Soph. Jr. " Northwestern to me is a very special place. The build- ings reflect the culture and pride of years gone by. Many fine people have graduated from here and many solid pro- grams are available. Students feel that their presence here can make a difference. North- western can offer a student a place to relax and feel at home. " — Robin J. Gunter 262 £?: Hill, Tina: Moreauville; Jr. Hioe. Arifin Lukman: Jakarta. Indonesia: Fr. Hippler, Wendell: Many: Jr. Holland, Karla Renee: Shreveport Fr. Holloway, Rayvette Tricnell: Shreveport; Fr. Holmes. Cathy Oenene: Montgomery; Jr. Holmes. Kara F : Arlington, TX; So. Hood. Camilla: Little Rock. AR; Fr. Hood, Woody Bryant: Saline; So. Hoover. Dorothy I.: Natchitoches; Fr. Hopkins. Kevin D : New Orleans; So. Horn. Sharon J.: Shreveport; Fr. Home. Tommy: Atlanta; Fr. Horton. Reginald Lynn: Mansfield; Jr. Horton, Steven G.: New Iberia: So. Howard, Laura L : Haughton; Fr. Howard. Susan: Bossier City; Fr. Hudson, Debbie: Alexandria. Jr . Hudson, Debra Dawn: Singer; So. Hudson, Kenneth: Alexandria Ir Humphrey. Judi: Gonzales; Jr. Hunter. Debra Monroe; Jr. Hunter, Jennifer Nicole Shreveport; Fr Hyams. Clark: Natchitoches Ir Hyles. Jeanelte I Zwolle. So lies. Grelchen Alexandria, So Ingram, Gynger lynne: Shreveport. Fr Isang. Etiong Akpan Nigeria, So. lackson. Cathy E Mary Esther, ft V Jackson, June L Shrevepor! Fr 263 Jackson, Mark) Yvonne: Mansfield; So. Jackson, Sandra: Natchitoches; Fr. Jacobs, Thelma Ann: Moreauville; Jr. James, William H.: Coushatta; So. Jarvis, Elizabeth Laine: Haughton; Fr. Jefferson, Darlene: Natchitoches; Fr. Johnson, Andrea Denise: Alexandria; Fr. Johnson, Candace L: Shreveport; So. Johnson, Georgia: Shreveport; Fr. Johnson, Kimberly Ann: Shreveport; Fr. Johnson, Monte ' : DeRidder; Jr. Johnson, Penny: Pleasant Hill; Fr. Jolley, Joseph Greg: Natchitoches; So. Jones, Deborah: Alexandria; Jr. Jones, Debra Sue: Glerdon, AR, Fr. Jones, Dionetta: DeRidder; Jr. lones, George: Shreveport; So. Jones, Glynis Y.: Cottonport; So. Jones, Kimberly: Oakland, CA; Fr. Jordan, Clyde: Natchitoches; Fr. 264 Ja-La Fr. Soph. Jr. " I feel the most important factor in success in college is attendance. I would suggest to most students that social life comes in second to attendance and academic work. I feel very fortunate to be at Northwes- tern. I especially enjoy canoe- ing in Chaplin ' s Lake and the golf course. " — Jon C. Harlan ! I Jordan. Yevette Diana: Florien; Jr. Joslin, Pamela J.: Haynesville: Fr. Kane, Linda Kay: Natchitoches: So. Keiffer, Vicky Lynn: Winnfield; Fr. Kelly, Sharon: Shreveport; So. Kelly, Sherrie K.: Hessmer; So. Kelly, Teresa Braley: Shongaloo; Jr. Kendrick, Diane G.: Shreveport; Fr. Kennon, Victoria Ann: San Diego, CA; So. Kerry, Gilmore J.: Leesville; Jr. Kerry, Renee: Coushatta; Fr. Khan, Waqar Ahmad: Lahore, Pakistan; jr. Kilgo. Jeffrey: Pineville; So. Kinberger. Karen E : Alexandria: Jr Kinney, Donna Jayne: Sulphur; Fr. Kirk. Rhonda: Lecompte; Fr. Kirk. Stephon: Aleianddria; Fr. Kleefisch, Deborah Sue: Opelousas: Fr. Knapp, Deborah Jean: Pineville; So Knarr. Sharon Anacoco; Jr. Knowles. Elmer Ray: Coushatta; Jr Korn Jr . Daniel Lee: Bossier City; Fr. Kracik. Maureen L Springfield. IL. So Kratz. Daniel: Lumberton. MS. h Lacombe. lames: Marksville; Fr LaCour Jr . Anthony I Natchitoches. Fr Lafitte. Lisa Natchitoches. So Lambert. Georganna Montgomery. So Lancon. Catherine Claire Patterson. Ir landreneau. Melissa Arm Mamou. So 265 Landry, Brent: Donaldsonville; Fr. Lane, Vincent: Haughton, Fr. Lapeyrouse, Lori: Many; Fr. Lary, Richard A.: Montgomery; Jr. Latiolais, Kathy: Lafayette; Fr. Latson, Cynthia: Coushatta; Fr. Lavergne, Michele: Opelousas; So. Lawson, Lisa A.: Natchitoches; Jr. Layssard, Janey: Noble; Jr. Lea, Melanie Ann: Shreveport; Jr. Leach, Deborah: Shreveport; So. LeBlanc, Jeanne Marie: Shreveport; Fr. LeBlanc, Patrick A.: Lake Charles; So. LeDay, Arline Marie: Lafayette; So. Lee, Cherie: Provencal; Jr. Lee, Monica: Ringgold; So. Lee, Richard: Natchitoches; Jr. Lee, Shwu-Fen: San Pedro Sula, Honduras; Fr. Lee, Tessia C: Alexandria; So. Lee, Tracy M.: Natchitoches; Fr. La-Ma Fr. Soph. Jr. " I hold the position of music director at KNWD. It means great responsibility to your lis- tening audience and the non- profit organizations that we supply air time to. My disc jockey job has helped me to achieve what little recognition I have at NSU. People know my voice on the radio, but few know my face. " — Scot Jenkins 266 Lemoine, Katrina A : Mansura; Fr. Leon, Cheryl: Natchitoches; Fr. Lessen, Paula: Minden; So. Lester, Julie Annette: Florien; Fr. Lewis, Ruby: Minden; So. Lewis, Tammy: Port Arthur. TX; Jr. Lewis, Tracey Annette: Natchez; Fr. Lewis. Wanda F : Shreveport; Fr. Lilly, Robert: Many; Fr. Little, Cynthia K.: Leesville; Fr. Litton. Walter Daniel: Converse; So. Llorance, Leona Alicia: Natchitoches; So. Loe, Paula I.: Dry Prong; So. Lotton, Ola B : Natchitoches; So Logan, Thomas D.: DeRidder; Fr. Lonetrass. Herbert J : New Orleans; Fr. Lowery. Carnell E : Bit Springs TX; Fr. Magee Dana: lonesboro; Fr. Maggio. Mary Carmella: Natchitoches; Fr. Maiden, Valerie: Shreveport; Fr. Maloy, Donna Winnfield; Fr Maness. toy: Plain Dealing. )r Manuel, Mia Opelousas; Fr. Mancle, Delores Elizabeth; )r Mancle. Dons Elizabeth; Fr Marroush Camille Lebanon. U Martin, Anthony I Shreveport. So Martin. Douglas Mic Arthur Shreveport, Fr Martin Robert W Pinevrlle h Martinez Caimen MoreauviHe; Fr 267 Mason, Michael: Shreveport; So. Maxie, Birtha: Florien; So. McCiaugherty, Janet: Leesville; Jr. McClung, Edwin L: Natchitoches; Fr. McDonald, Kim A.: Converse; Fr. McDonald, Ricky: Coushatta; Jr. McElroy, Cherrylphine: Many; Fr. McGinty, Martha Ann: Pleasant Hill; Fr. Mclntyre, Lee Ann: Slaughter; Fr. McKinney, Byron: Logansport; Fr. McLain, Melissa: Many; Jr. McMillion, Zina: Shreveport; Fr. Meaux, Dawnia L: Sulphur; Fr. Medlock, Chevelos: Many; Fr. Medlock, Cynthia Ann: Many; Fr. Megason, Scott: Robeline; Jr. Melancon, Amy Marie: New Iberia; Fr. Melancon, Darren James: New Iberia; Fr. Meshell, Judy: Zwolle; So. Metoyer, Deidre: Melrose; So. Ma-No Fr. Soph. Jr. " I am the vice president of Phi Epsilon Kappa, a profes- sional fraternity for physical education majors. This frater- nity was just started and it needs people who will gener- ate enthusiasm. I wanted to be a part of those kinds of people. This fraternity aids in helping me further prepare for my ca- reer. It may help me get a job when I get out of college. " — Dean Johnson } 268 □L j Miller, Candice L: Florien; Jr. Miller. Lisa Ann: Coushatta; Fr. Mills, Joan P.: San Diego, CA; Jr. Mills, Trudi J.: Natchitoches; Fr. Milner, Kimberly Rena: Colfax; Fr. Mitchell, April: Natchitoches; Jr. Mitchell, Karen Denise: Lecompte; Fr. Moffett, Tammy I.: Shreveport; So. Mondello, Lisa R.: Hall Summit; Fr. Monk, Ceith Jean: Alexandria; So. Montgomery. Debra Elaine. Bossier City; So. Moore. Christi: Natchitoches; Jr. Moore. Sheila Mary: Lake Charles; So. Morrison, Kenneth E.: Shrevepoft; Fr. Morrow, Stephanie Marie: Natchitoches; Fr. Mose, Chico: Cottonport; So. Moses. Linda A : Natchitoches; So Myles. Catherine: Natchitoches; Fr Nelken. Sarah: Shreveport; So. Nelms, Rhonda: Hornbeck; Fr. Nelms. Tracey: Ftofien, lr Nevels. Su ie: Haughton: So. Newman, lohn Harvey Jonesboro; Fr Nichols. Karen C : Provencal; So. Nichols, Michelle Denise Shreveport. Fr. Noble, Angillar Yvone Bossier City lr Noel. Frances leesville, Fr Noel. Susan Marie Manv Fr Nora, Anedra Natchitoches, fr Normand, Justin [ Njlchrtoches, Jt 269 Normand, Teresa: Pineville; So. O ' Bannon, William Darren: Natchitoches; So. Oberle, Karen Ann: Bossier City; Fr. Olliff. Chuck: Pearland, TX; Fr. O ' Neal, Barbara Nanette: Montgomery; So. O ' Neal, Carolyn: Shreveport; So. Pace, Jeff Neal: Miami, FL; So. Paddie, Brenda C: Marthaville; So. Page, Cynthia: Natchitoches; So. Pair, Marni: Prairieville; Fr. Palmer, Dorthea: Shreveport; So. Parker, Judi: Ruston; Jr. Parson, Evelyn Patrice: Many; Fr. Payne, Carolyn: Natchitoches; So. Payne, Earline M.: Shreveport; Jr. Payne, Sandra P.: Natchitoches; Jr Payton, Felton: Natchitoches; So Pearce, Deanna: Zwolle; Jr Pearson, Stephanie Rochelle: Bunkie; Fr. Perkins, Pamela: Paradise; So. No-Ra Fr. Soph. Jr. " I am an active member of Sigma Sigma Sigma, and I am in charge of intramurals for the sorority. I have met many people whom I will never for- get. Get involved in different activities whether it be student government, a sorority, a fra- ternity, or sports. It is by get- ting involved that you meet many different people and en- joy you life in college. " — Maureen Kracik 270 J Perry, Phyllis Laneice: Mangham; Jr. Person. Mary Suzanne: Jennings; So. Pfeiffer, Helen Oarlyn: Baltimore. MD; Fr. Pharr. Rhonda Ann: Winnfield; Fr. Pierce, Karen Denise: Many; Fr. Piland. David Wayne: Alexandria; Fr. Pitt, Dudley R : Natchitoches; Jr. Piatt, Julie Tobie: Melbourne, FL; Fr. Player, Catherine: Shreveport; So. Plummer. Douglas Wayne: Anacoco; Jr. ' ondarvis, Valerie: Georgetown; Fr. ' opulis, Emily Yvette: Campti; Fr. Poston. Stephenie Lyn: Wahiawa. HI: So. Pouncy, Patti Delores: Shreveport; So. Powell, Shelley Revna: Shreveport; Fr. Pratt, Linda Gail: Mansfield; Jr. Prewitt. Glenda: Hornbeck Fr. Price III, Clarence: Mansfield; So Prier, Gloria: Mansura; So. Prier, Stacey: Mansuta; So. Pruitt. JoAnna M Shreveport; Jr Quick, June Ashland; So. Rachal. Audrey: Gorum; So Rachal. Marcia: Natchitoches. So Ragan, Jamie Clara. Clarence. So Ragan. Samuel leroy: Clarence. Fr Ramdas. Srmrjm Madras India. So Ramke. Ann Slidfll )i Ramsey. John David: Baton Rouge. Ir Rankin. Benny El Dorado. AR Fr 271 Ratcliff, Jay: Rayville; So. Ray, Paula: Natchitoches; So. Raymond, Fatorous Oeyron: Natchitoches; Jr. Rees, John E.: Natchitoches; Fr. Reynolds, Stephanie: Shreveport; Jr. Rice, Jerri D.: Shreveport; So. Richards, Rachelle: Calvin; Jr. Richardson, Kimberly: Natchitoches; Fr. Richey, Louise Ann: Otis; So. Rigaud, Sonya Marie: Morgan City; Fr. Rivers, Jeffery Lane: Zwolle; Jr. Rivera, Juan R.: Simpson; Jr. Roberson, Ruth W.: Keithville; Fr. Roberts, Carmen: Lake Charles; So. Roberts, Joyce: Pollock; Jr. Roberts, Margaret Louise: Springhill; Jr. Robertson, Judy: Shreveport; Fr. Robinson, Annie M.: Natchitoches; Fr. Robinson, Lori A.: Shreveport; Fr. Robinson, Rosetta: Natchitoches; Fr. Ra-Si Fr. Soph. Jr. " I feel that the experience of college life is very important to the building and enrich- ment of my life as a whole. This is a time when I learn not only about my chosen field of study, but about so many oth- er things. Next to my aca- demic education, the second most important thing I learn about here at college is my- self. " — Birtha Maxie 272 ' i Rodriguez, Jesus E.: Maracaibo. Zulia: Jr. Roque, Sylvester: Natchitoches; Jr. Ross, Cynthia Renee: Anacoco: Fr. Rubin. Paula: Opelousas: Jr Ruffins. Renea: Shreveport; So. Rhymes, Julie Creston; Fr. Sakta. Marwan: Natchitoches: Jr. Saldana. Adrian Derrell: Shreveport: So. Salley. Charles Robert Shreveport; Fr. Salter. Valerie E Many; Fr. Sand. Suzette D. Mansura; So Sanders. Doris Campti; Fr. Sanders. Valerie Jo Homer; So Savoy. Annette: Sulphur; Fr. Scott, Craig: Natchitoches; Jr Scott. Gwendolyn L Plain Dealing; Fr Scott. Margaret Rhoda Benton; Jr Scriber. Angela Dawn Summbefield. So Sepulvado. Mia Ebarb; So Sepulvado. Vicki Zwolle; Jr Servellon Jr., A Luis New York. NY, Fr Settles. Eugenia G Wwnlield. So Shibata. Masae Japan: Fr Shirley. Jeannette Elizabeth Glasgow KY. Ir Shoalmire Patrice Shreveport, Fr Shotwell Kelhe Mane leias Otj IX Fl Shows letter Alan Winntield ft Shows Martha Winnlirld Ir Shumake Dana Culver Cilr CA So Sibille Scott Sunset li 273 Sibille, Sophia Francine, Sunset; So. Sibley, Kathy: Many; Fr. Silva, Francia: Venezuela; Jr. Simmons, Dorrian: Jonesboro; Fr. Simmons, Jana Suzanne: Springhill; So. Simmons, Nancy S.: Verda; Jr. Simons, Jill: Natchitoches; Fr. Singletary, Kathy L: Shreveport; Fr. Skillingstad, Missy L: Ooyline; Fr. Slaton, Kimberly Ann: Rodessa; So. Slay, Richard: Many; Fr. Slay, Susan Amanda: Fisher; So. Sloop, Billie Dee: Leesville; So. Smith, Carole: Baton Rouge; So. Smith, Lisa C: Coushatta; So. Smith, Mary C; Natchitoches; Jr. Smith, Melissa Tonette: Columbia; Fr. Smith, Nicole: Many; Fr. Smith, Yvonne: Natchitoches; Jr. Snelling, Terrell: Converse; So. 274 Sparks. Karen: Bossier City; ir. Speer. Ellen Christine: Many; Fr Sprowl. Lucky: Natchitoches: Ir. St. Andria. John: Pineville; Jr. Steers, Jeff: Pineville; Fr. Steinke. David G.: Many; Fr Stephens. Kenneth Wayne: Haughton; So Stewart. Theresa lee: Bogalusa; Ir Strickland, Celena Shreveport; Ir. Stringer. Debbie Kay Natchitoches; Fr. Stroud. Tonya Suzette: Montgomery; Fr. Stuckey. Paul B Baton Rouge; So. Sullivan. Ada Yolanda: Winnfield; Fr. Sullivan. Amy Kathleen: Castor; So. Sullivan. Shavon Denise: Saline: Jr. Suwardi. Handy Indonesia: Fr Taliaferro, Robyn: Jonesville: Fr Tan. Kow Ping: Malaysia; So Tan, Wen Chee: Malaysia; So Tang. Mei-ling Brunei; So. Tarpley. Carol A Many. Fr Tassin. Bruce Joseph Aleiandna. So Taylor. Kimberly Natchitoches, fr Taylor. Pamala K Aleiandna. Ir Teer. lolyn Ruth Shreveport So Thibodeaui. Monica Opelousas So Thomas. Candi Natchitoches fr Thomas. Lisa Ann Coushatta. So Thomas. Marvin Pickering. So Thomas Renee Aleiandna fr 275 Thompson, Anthony D.: Natchitoches; Jr. Thompson, P. J.: Bossier City; So. Thornton, Laurie: OeRidder; Jr. Thrash, Monica Richelle: Natchitoches; Fr. Tingle, Tara Leeann: Ringgold; Jr. Todd, Sherri: Jamestown; Fr. Toliver. Pamela M.: Natchitoches; Fr. Tomb, Rhonda L: Bossier; So. Tousant, Chenelle Renea: Natchitoches; Fr. Towels, Tracey Oenise: Alexandria; Fr. Townsend, Robbie Dell: Marshall, TX; So. Traina, Christine Marie: Jonesboro; Fr. Turk, Michael Franklin: Lewisville, AR; Jr. Turner, Blossom Marie: Mansfield; Fr. Tyler, Kativa: Ringgold; So. Vailes, Sheldon Renia: Benton; Jr. Vaughn, Oarlene: Shreveport; Fr. Vercher, Donna: Natchitoches; So. Vercher, Lawrence Charles: Cloutierville; Fr. Veuleman, Sheila Pence: Pleasant Hill; Jr. Th-Wi Fr. Soph. Jr. " In the President ' s Leader- ship Program, we attend classes which will motivate us and prepare us to take active roles in NSU activities. PLP is helping me become aware of my abilities and strengths. By the end of this year, I hope I will not only know myself bet- ter, but feel good enough about myself to take charge. " — Sonya Rigaud 276 Viana, Sherly Emy: Indonesia: Jr Vidrine. Danny Joseph: Washington: Jr Vigil. Judy: Mansfield; Jr. Viverette. Yvette: Shreveport: Fr. Wade, Jacqueline Denise: Alexandria: Fr. Wade. Wyvetta Mane: Columbia; Jr Waites. Marianne: Benton; Jr Wakefield. Christopher Leesville; Fr. Walker. Joyce: Natchitoches; Fr Walker. Patrick Todd: Jena: So Walker. Tina M.: Leesville: Jr Walker. Vernel; Shreveport; So Walker, Wendy: Shreveport Jr Walker. Willie M New Orleans; Fr Wall. Sonya Michelle Montgomery. Fr. Wallace. Tom E : Bastrop; Fr Ward. Lyndie W.L. Shreveport. Jr Warren. Tern B Ashland. Ir Washington. Sheila Louise Shreveport; Fr Waters John M Shady Grove; Fr Weaver. Tammy Wmnfield Fr Webb. Patricia Lame Wmnfield So Wenbe. Yasser Beirut Lebanon. So Wells Rossa L Natchitoches Fr Wheat. Janice Natchitoches Ir Whitaker Lockey Mansfield. Ir White Karen S Winntield. So Whitley Paige A Shreveport Fr Whitstine Elsie M Campti Fr Wiley Bonnie Virginia Homer Fr 277 Wilkins, Ronald Ray: Colfax; So. Wilkinson, Anne: Shreveport; Jr. Wilkinson, David: Kenner; Fr. Williams, Bruce: Many; Fr. Williams, Debbie: Natchitoches; Fr. Williams, Debra Faye: Pelican; So. Williams, Eva Alicia: Converse; Fr. Williams, Geraldine: Pelican; Fr. Williams, Jacquelyn Berita: Many; Fr. Williams, John C: Many; Fr. Williams, Lisa: Pelican; Jr. Williams, Lisa Rena: Natchitoches; So. Williams, Melissa Anne: Converse; So. Williams, Pamela Sue: Saline; Fr. Williams, Patricia Ann: Lecompte; So. Williams, Sonya Ann: Shreveport; So. Williams, Tina Ann: Florien; So. Williamson, Pamela: Anacoco; Fr. Williamson, Susan Ellen: Natchitoches; Jr. Williford, Vickie B.: Marshall, TX; So. Wi-Zu Fr. Soph. Jr. " I play golf every day, prac- tice it, and live it. I just love golf and since I was going to spend that much of my time with it I might as well go out for the team. I went out and made it. Get involved with as many student activities as you can handle. " — Richard W. Trum 278 Willis, Elizabeth M : Clearwater. FL. Jr. Willis, Eric: DeRidder; Jr. Wilson. Charlette Rena: Winnfield; Fr. Wilson, John Patrick; Bossier City; Jr. Wilson. Kim; Baton Rouge; Fr. Wise. Ronald C : Coushatta; So Womack, Angela M Winnfield Fr Wong, Kuan Lam: Johor Baru, Malaysia; Jr. Woodard, Cecilia: Ringgold; So. Woods. Zenovia: Alexandria. Jr. Woodward, Sue: Alexandria Jr. Wilma, Murrae: West Monroe; So Wooley. John Alan: Chestnut; Fr. Woon, Yaw S Perak. Malaysia; So Wright, Deliah: Alexandria: So. Wyatt. Patrick Wayne: Marthaville. So Wynn, Eric: Nashville. AR Fr. Yanes, Alejandro F : Maracaibo. Venezuela; Jr. Yates. Aulsie luanita Belmont. Jr Yau. Cheng: Malaysia: So. Young, William C Shreveport. So Youngblood. Sidney Shreveport. So Zazzini. Michael White Plains. NY Fr Zeringue. Jeflrey Paul Luling. Ir Zhu. Bo Guaugzhou. China, Fr Zuniga. Sarah Franks Shreveport. So 279 Adair, Carole: Nursing: Ins ' Allen, Arthur S.: Bio Microbiology; Pr Allen. Carol G.: Nursing; Asst Allen, Jerry L: Bio Microbiology; Pr Allen, Marie: Nursing; Pre Ardrey. Frances: Nursing; Asst Baek, Haesun: Chemistry, P Geology; Asst Barridge, Benny: Bio 1 Microbiology; Pn Bartholomew, James R.: Lai Arts; Pn Best, Roger W.: NSU-Fort Polk; Bienvenu. Millard J.: Cour Center; Di Bitowski, Billie: Nursing; Asst Black, Ann: Language Arts; Black, Robert E.: Theatre, Da Speech; Pre Boone, Judy: Business; Asst Boone. Thomas B.: Business Pf|tiA«Cf1 Boucher. Gary: IET; Ins Boyd. Bertrand: Math; Assoc. Breitkreutz. Henry: Business; Assoc Prof. Bryant. Bill: Art; Professor Ad - Fl Faculty " My proudest accomplish- ments have certainly been spent watching my students improve their ability to com- municate successfully with others. When they progress during the semester and final- ly are able to become good communicators, I am very proud and happy. " - — De Ann 0. McCorkle I 1 ■ ' ■ ' " j£l V . 1J anan, William C : Watson ry, Director: Assoc. Prof ' - . Burton Roy: Biology iology; Professor ighs. Sara: Language Arts: sor ion. Neill Douglas: Language Assoc. Prof. ' . Louvenia M.: Nursing: .tor .. Shirley: Nursing: Assoc Prof y. Carl A.: Chemistry. Physics Hogy: Asst. Prof :k. Stan R : Math: Professor . Jane: Nursing: Asst. Prof mie. Gail: Psychology: Asst. ensen. Fern: Education: Assoc ensen. Raymond: IET: Assoc. . Gordon E.: Health. PE . Rec y. Carl G Business. Assoc. gton. Thomas E Math: Assoc tine M. Nursing: Asst. .ton. Walter Business: Asst. o. Virginia L; Home Ec. sor lohn: Accounting: Asst Prof . Robert A Biology liology. Professor t. Celia A. Home Ec Professor . M Sandra: Nursing: Asst . Patricia H : Human Services. Prof. . William H IE!: Professor , loey I Language Arts: i. David A. Chemistry s t Geology. Protestor . Cecil F Math. Asst Prof is. lohnnie Health. PE i Assoc Prof . Thomas: IET Professor et. Mwu: Nursing. Asst Prol Ford, Christine- Language Assoc. Gates. Clara £.: Nursing: Assoc Gates. Donald: Psychology; Pro Gentry. Roy B.: Health. P.E. Pro German. Norman: Language Asst Girdley. lanice H : Nursing; Graves. Phyllis Nursing; Pro! Griffith, Thomas W.: Chem Physics Geology: Assoc. Hall, Hurst Human Sen Prof Haq. Mary E.: Nursing; Instr Harding, Thomas P.: Psych Asst Harper. Grady M. Art: Pro Harrington, Charles: Watson Li Asst. Hayes, Beth: Nursing, Asst. Himaya. Makram: Nursing; i Holman. Sheila V.: Nursing: Hunt. Sally N.: Home Ec: i Hyde. H. Wayne: Chemistry, Phym Geology; Professor tackson. Terry: Business, Asst n Johnson. Dean F.: History. 5 Science Social Work; Assoc. i. Joseph A. Language Arts; Prof, n, Maiine R Nursing; Assoc. n. Pauline: Nursing; Asst. Prof. . Dennis G : Education: Asst. Nadya: Chemistry. Physics y; Assoc. Prof. Teresa J.: Nursing; Asst. Prof. . Dwayne N. Biology iology; Prolessor , Barney L: Personnel Director, sor iter. Colleen V. Theatre. . Speech; Professor loon C Physics Chemistry: verly L: Business; tor ins. Bobby G .: Student ng; Professor . Debbie: Health. PE. Rec; Prof. n. Betty: Computer Science; ctor e. Maureen: Psychology. Assoc. ain. Doris: Nursing; Asst. Prol. liams. Donald: IET. Aviation :e. Instructor r. Peter Journalism; Asst Prof id. Susan: Health. PE. Rec ; Prol. . Michael: Accounting; i. Pamela: Human Services; of .. Paralee language Arts, i of Ann W Nursing. Asst Prof . Vicki Theatre. Oa nce t Instructor Tamera library. Instructor . Betty I Nursing. Instructor . Betty Health. PE 4 Rec. rat. Clint Math. Prolessor Kk. Norann Nursing Asst i. lissa Accounting Instructor Pr- Yo Faculty Pressor), Franklin I.: Journali Assoc. P Price, Fred J.: Biolog Microbiology; Asst. P Price, Robert: Music; Assoc, r Richert, M. Jeanne: Special Ed.; I I Roberts, Mary C; Art; Profes Rowlette. David: IET; Instruc Runion, Keith: Human Servic Assoc. Pi Scogin. David: Health, P.E. 6 R( Proles Sexton, Randall: Nursing; Instruc Shaw, Bill W.: IET; Profes Simmons, James: Health, P.E. Re Assoc. Pi Simmons, Pamela: Nursing: Instruc Snell. Susan F.: Nursing; Instruc Snowden. Fraser: Philosophy; Ass Pr Stephens, Bobbye D.: Nursi Instruc Taylor, Maxine: History, Soc Science Social Work; Profes; Temple, Austin: Math; Profes: Thames, Earl: Accounting Computer Information Syster Profes: Thorn. James C: Art; Assoc. Pr Tischler, Velma M.: Nursii Instruc Tyree, Amanda: Basic Studies; As Pi Varnado, Larry: Aviation Scien Instruc Viers, Charlie: Biology Microbiology; Assoc. Pi Vroegh. Jerry I.: Basic Studi Instruc Wells, Carolyn: Library; Asst. Pi Whitehead, Tommy N.: Journali: Assoc. P Williams, Eugene: Business; Profes Woods, James M.: History, So Science Social Work; Asst. P Younger, George: Agriculture Animal Science; Assoc. Prof. Younger, Melanie: Agriculture Animal Science; Assoc. P ecome knowledgeable in many fields ' REGISTRATION ADVISING Journalism coordinator Tom Whitehead attempts to keep all journalism majors on the right track so that they are taking the best courses possible. J The Distinquished Lecture Series brings some of the best and brightest people on the lecture circuit to our campus. These lectures are a ma- jor attraction to students and the community. As chairman of the series, Mr. Whitehead spends many hours getting all the details finalized be- fore each guest appearance. As museum curator, Dr. Gregory makes sure that everything remains in order in the William- son Museum. The museum is a popular spot for public school children to gain their first positive and stimulating visit to the campus. in 7:i Thomas Norwood Whitehead " A broad base of knowledge and ex- priences will not only make a career, but also life more rewarding, " says journalism professor Tom Whitehead. Whitehead has worked here for 17 years and he presently coordinates the journal- ism program, teaches classes, supervises the TV studio, advises the freshmen honor group, Phi Eta Sigma; advises the Kappa Alpha fraternity, and is the chairman of the Distinquished Lecture Series. The journalism department tries to " pro- vide competent instruction and continually brings in outside professionals to update our instruction with real world exper- iences " says Whitehead. He is proud of the ability of his department to maintain its viability with the limited financial re- sources provided by the University. Whitehead spends his leisure time travel- ing, reading and living. He encourages stu- dents to become as knowledgable in as many fields as possible and to read widely and live life to its fullest. Hiram F. Gregory " Archaeology is both my hobby and my occupation, " says Dr. Hiram Gregory. As a professor of anthropology in the Depart- ment of History, Social Science and Social Work, Gregory ' s activities include class- room instruction, museum curation, and field research in ethnology and archaeo- logy. " I also enjoy visiting and working on pro- jects with the Indian communities in Louisi- ana, " says Gregory. " We emphasize doing anthropology and trying to help students get professional level experience. " " My best memories are of the 1970 - 1980 ' s while doing archaeological research and teaching field courses. Our re-opening of the Williamson Museum in the mid-60 ' s was also a special thing! We put things to- gether after the old collections in Guardia Hall were destroyed by fire. " Dr. Gregory likes to walk and work in his garden. He thinks that students should find a field they enjoy. College should " be a time for finding an area that is as much recrea- tional (hobby) as occupational. Don ' t let the economics be your major inspiration, " ad- vises Gregory. During his 24 years here, Gregory is espe- cially pleased with several good research projects in anthropology and history, but " I am most pleased with the undergraduates who have gone on to the doctorate in an- thropology at other universities. " photo tnd copy by Shtils f. Thomm INDIAN ARTIFACTS. Cleaning and examining artifacts is a consistent activity that takes place in Dr. Gregory ' s office. Allen, Linda A.: Nursing; Office Administration Antilley. Mary G.: Student Financial Aid Baptiste, Sonnia S.; Police; Officer II Barnes, lohn: Military Science; Chief Instructor Bolton, Daisy L: Student Union; Custodian Brandt. William M.: Military Science; Executive Officer Burton, Joyce M.: Student Financial Aid Cedars, Amarylis $.: Bookstore; Clerk II Cox, E. Elizabeth: Student Financial Aid Cutright, Frankie: Police; Officer III Dale, David: Police, Officer II Edwards, Henry lames: Custodian I Faust, Terry L: Financial Aid, Director Ficklin, Crawford: Police; Asst. Chief Friday, Luvenia S.: Bookstore; Clerk Gage, Ed A.. Nursing; Media Center Garner, Clarice T.: Nursing; House Director Greathouse, Annette: Nursing; Custodian II Guilliams, David B.: Police; Officer II Hawthorne, Camille: Student Affairs; Director of Organizations and Student Activities Al - St Staff " I have been working at NSU since 1966. 1 transferred to the position of secretary to Dr. George Stokes in 1977. In 1983, we moved to the Univer- sity Affairs office when he was appointed Vice President. " My best memories are of those years spent where there was close contact with stu- dents. I love working with the students. " — Mary Moreau Hawthorne. Mary W Bookstore: Clerk Hilton. Mary A.: Nursing: Secretary Horneman. Bob Nursing: Facilities Coordinator House. Ben: Military Science: Supply S|t Jordan. Freddie B Military Science. Admin NCO Lee. lames K : Police: Chief Leier. lackie F Career Planning and Placement Center: Secretary Lindsey. Pearl I : Nursing: Secretary Asst Lot), ludith: Basic Studies: Academic Counselor McCormick. Dorcas M .: Nursing. librarian Mitcham. Sunny D : Recreation Complei Clerk N Monette. McKinley Custodian II Morgan. Doug Special Services. Counselor Morgan. Philip D Librarian Nye. Brian: Military Science Painter. Lorraine: ROIC: Captain Patterson. Lee A Utilities. Laborer Patterson. Rosetta: Custodial Worker II Payton. Earnest Student Center: Custodian Rachal. Darlene Bookstore. Director Rachal. Donald R. Police Senior Police Officer Reynolds. Robert Military Science Riley Ivy I Nursing. Custodial Worker I Robertson. Paula: Student Activities. Secretary Sanford. Ronald Military Science. Drill Instructor Seymour. Dan Career Planning and Placement Center. Director Simpson. Ihelnu Nursing. Word Processor Operator Smith Merry Dean of Students Secretary Smith Susan 8 Testing Center Director Slaughter Susan Nursing Secretary Taylor, Ruthie M.: Nursing; Custodial Worker II Thomas, Wesley: Military Science; Drill Instructor Townsend, Mickie V.: Counseling Center; Counselor Villavaso, Alfred: Military Science Walsh, Edward: Military Science; Captain jtwSS Walter, Tom G.: Residential Life; Director Warren, Arthur: Utilities; Electrician Watkins, Frances: College Success Program; Director Wilson, Bob: Student Activities; Assistant Dean Woods, Lonnie R.: Maintenance; Repairman II David Christopher supervises the operation of the Uni- versity Post Office. He sorts metered, registered, certi- fied, and insured mail as well as presorts bulk quantity mail and fills out daily reports. David has worked with the University for 19 years and originally was employed as a custodian. He is particular- ly proud of the longer and better window service for students and the general public that the Post Office now offers. ■ CHECKING COURSE CREDITS. Johnnie Mallory works carefully and accurately to make sure that all students enrolled in Arts and Sciences degree programs are meeting the specified requirements. One of the strongest advantages that stu- have is the capable and personal interest that JOHNNIE MALLORY takes in them. After 11 years at NSU, Mrs. Mallory is an astute forecaster of what is going right and what needs to be corrected. As Dean Graham ' s secretary, Mallory acts as liaison between the dean and students. Students in these programs are kept up to date by Mrs. Mallory on what they need to do in order to graduate on time. " The closeness I feel toward the stu- dents, and the many friends I ' ve made on campus, " are some of my best memories says Mallory. " We take a personal interest in the stu- dents and make every effort to be helpful, " says Mallory. I am especially proud of the leadership that Dean Graham takes in pro- moting academic excellence. Her advice to students is to " be open and honest, work hard, and have fun! " LORAN LINDSEY, director of the physical plant planning, development, and maintenance; is especially proud of the rec- ognition he has received in the past from the student body for the hard work that went into the creation of the outdoor Re- creation Complex. The Recreation Complex was a project that was started in the early 70 ' s and con- tinues to be improved in 1986. But the real highlight of this project for Lindsey was the appreciation the student governing board expressed by awarding Lindsey a lifetime membership. " To be recognized and rewarded by the students for these efforts has been the high- light of my 16 year career here, " says Lind- sey. Lindsey has also supervised the planning and construction of the teacher education center, the P.E. Majors Building and the Biological Sciences Building. " I was fortu- nate enough to have been actively involved in the planning, construction, and equip- ping of such facilities as the Athletic Com- plex, Watson Library, President ' s Home, Creative and Performing Arts Center, Nursing Education Center, and Fori Polk campus. " " With the development of such facilities and the day to day operation and mainten- ance of the facilities and the campus this department strives to develop and maintain a safe, pleasant atmosphere in which the student can enjoy their studying, learning, working or playing, " says Lindsey. " Most of my leisure time is spent at the Recreation Complex playing golf and serv- ing as Greens Committee Chairman. " Through the years I have felt that Northwestern has been blessed with an ex- cellent student body. They have been posi- tive and proud. They have been under- standing of problems that are sometimes beyond our control. My advice to a student today would be to continue to be positive and understanding. Be proud of Northwes- tern State University, the education that it provides and the opportunities this educa- tion will provide for you for life. " Lindsey ' s department oversees the main- tenance of buildings, utilities, landscape and grounds maintenance, major repairs and renovations, central receiving and warehouse, custodial services, TV and me- dia equipment, scientific lab equipment, the President ' s Home, motor pool, equip- ment and automotive repair shop, business machine repair, telephone and telegraph, and the Post Office. BALANCING THE PAPERWORK. Loran Lindsey directs the operations of the physical plant which directly touches the educational atmosphere of all of the students. ' mi h w » »« «♦ ,.»» • More than 125.000 people- crowded into downtown Natchitoches for the 59th annual Christmas Festival. Like last year, the weather was beautiful, with mid-dav temperatures hovering near 60 degrees. Unlike last year, however, event organizers asked each carload of festival goers in- terning the city from Alex- andria. Many, or Shreveport highways to donate S2 to the festival. Visitors were ob i- ously in the Christmas spirit, for most agreed to pay. Kenneth Mack, a Natchi- toches youngster who re- cently made world headlines hv singing for Pope John Paul II in the Vatican, was the junior grand marshal for the afternoon parade. Grand marshal Vanna white of the syndicated television game show " Wheel of Fortune " endured the light-hearted, hut warm-spirited catcalls of " I ' d like to buy an N, " or " Gimme a vowel. " (above) The famous Christmas lights on (he riverfront bridge art- turned on immediately following a 32- minute fireworks show by the Zambelli Corporation. The yearly lighting of the riverfront lights tops the Christmas Festival activities, (photo by Peter Minder.) (right) Chaplin ' s Lake on the border of NSU is a little quieter this year after the NSU ski team lost its funding from the student body in a general election. The lake is also the scene of the death of a Natchitoches resident who was nine months pregnant. The circumstances of (he death are still " under inves(iga(ion. " (pho(o by Pe(er Minder) (far righ() Naichi(oches Mayor Joe Sampitc spreads good cheer throughout (he community wi(h his plastering of ' I Love Na(chi(oches ' stickers and his strong suppon of NSU. (pho(o by (he- Potpourri) Only the name ' s the same community a spring boa£i of interaction with NSU Governor Edwin Edwards stays busy for a portion of the year with a frivolous lawsuit on the charges of racketeering. The state of Louisiana paves the way for the possi- bility of NSU being incor- porated into the Louisiana State University system of governance. Within the com- munity and the NSU campus there is much discussion and prediction about the advan- tages and disadvantages of this realignment. But the bottom line is; there is no set policy of what high and low points may come out of this potential change in supervi- sion. The lights of NSU are ex- acted to continue to shine gardless of the powers to e that set policies. At this oint everyone preaches that hey want to do " whatever is : est for NSU. " (right photo by the Potpourri bottom photo by Peter Minder.) This community section will present a visual and written pictorial of some of the factors that are present just outside the NSU cam- pus, but that have an impact on the students. Coverage will range from the beaten path of tourist attractions to the atypical sidebars that make our community spe- cial. We had the unsettling tragedy of the death of oni of our students. Ching K was an English language stu dent from Inner Mongolia. China. She was living one- block from the main gates of the campus. She was found hanging from a tree by a rope in a cemetery near her apartment. After a twenty-four hour investigation, Natchitoches City Police arrested the es- tranged husband of the woman who was found dead in Chaplin ' s Lake two weeks earlier. According to local officials, he had been ' i sub- ject of investigation " before the death of Ching Ko. Home run king Hank Aaron drew smiles from thi capacity crowd that listened to him introduce Ralph Garr into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame. Aaron wai only one of the big name at- tractions that made this year ' s ceremony m su ful. tlanta Braves oach Hank Aaron introduces Ralph iarr for induuiun into the Louisiana Sportswriters Hall •■f Fame, (photo h Peter Minder) edited by Potpourri staff The Roque House on the riverbank at Front Street serves as an information spot for tourists. 4 • m The Cloutier Townhouse blends antique charm with modern touches. The courtyard of the William and Mary Ackel House attracts tourists with its fountain and brick walkways. The Odalie Lambre-Gwinn Home, originally located on Cane River at Shell Beach, is an interesting addition to the tour. The home, constructed with a wealth of cypress, was dismantled and moved to its present location on Williams Avenue. Recent additions to the Natchitoches Fall Tour of Homes interest tourists by Combining Old Charm With New Ideas s ..« ' ; I ■LW Combining the old with the new h as become an evident trend in architecture, as regular patrons to the Annual Natchitoches Fall Tour of Homes recognize. For years the tour was simply the same historic sights with very little variation in style. But over the last few years several sights have been added to the tour . . . sights which successfully blend the historic signifigance of Natchi- toches with features of modern liv- ing. The Odalie Lambre-Gwinn Home, located down Williams Avenue on Cane River, is a perfect example. The home was disman- tled and its cypress was carefully moved from Shell Beach to its pre- sent sight, where it was faithfully reconstructed. Over 95 percent of the original cypress was salvaged by owners Mr. and Mrs. Ross Gwinn, who made the home both charming and comfortable, with well-designed contemporary addi- tions, including a swimming pool. The Cloutier Townhouse is the main feature of Ducournau Square on Front Street. The Ducournau Building which stands on a por- tion of an 1818 land grant made to Joseph Tauzin, who came from France in 1776, was acquired by its present owners in 19 7 " ' and has since been renovated. From the foyer of the townhouse visitors view a great open area under a ceiling of thirty-feet. Glass and iron work are used on the balco- ny, which looks out over the Cane River, to lend an attractive open- ness to the house. The rest of the home is furnished with antiques collected by the owner, Mrs. Conna Cloutier. On Jefferson Street, tourists may see another recently added home to the town tour, the Wil- liam and Mary Ackel House. The structure was built by Benjamin Felix Dranguet in 1818. The origi- nal owners were reared in the house, but it was subsequently sold by the Dranguet heirs. After changing hands many times, it was finally acquired by Mr. and Mrs. William A. Ackel in 1964. In the fall of 1981, Mrs. Ackel undertook the task of renovating her home and has transformed it into a showplace of family antiques and new acquisitions. Decorated with various collections of antique plates, dolls and souvenirs, Mrs. Ackel named the home after her children, William and Mary. The expansion of the annual tour has been highlighted by the renovation and restoration of many fine and unusual homes. The historic beauty of these homes mingled with modern touches, has helped Natchitoches remain an in- teresting and varied tourist attrac- tion. All ph. h, I ' . . . ' lop: The Lemee House is (he central point of the city tour, with its courtyard .in ) beautiful iron gates bottom: The ivy-covered Laureate House remains a popular home among tourists visiting Nachitochei. I i.nr of rlODM s 193 Leading the Chicago Bears to a 15-1 NFC Central Division cham- pionship this year was William " Refrigerator " Perry. Perry, a freshman from Clem- son University in South Carolina, captured the hearts of Americans as he appeared in everything from McDonald ' s commercials to the cover of Sports Illustrated. In addition, the Gentle Giant was featured on The Tonight Show and even inspired a " Refrig- erator " doll for children. Under Perry, the Bears won their first 12 games before a loss at Miami. The season was one of the best in the long, illustrious his- tory of the franchise. This was the year the Bears replaced the Dallas Cowboys as " America ' s Team. " Yasser Arafat, longtime leader of the Palestinian Liberation Or- ganization, was again in the news as his group allegedly master- minded the hijacking of the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro. Ameri- can citizen Leon Klinghoffer was killed by the terrorists. Following the hijacking, the killers attempted to escape by plane from Cairo to Libya. They were, however, intercepted by American F-14 fighters, which had been sent by President Ron- ald Reagan. Following the incident, Reagan said that terrorism against the United States would warrant mili- tary retaliation. The hijackers were brought to justice in Italy. Nicaragua remained a thorn in the side of President Reagan dur- ing his fifth year in office. Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega Saavedra spoke of an im- pending American invasion of his country before a packed assembly of the United Nations in the fall. Of course Nicaragua was not in- vaded by the United States as he predicted. Saavedra ' s Moscow-backed re- gime was countered by the Con- tras group of freedom fighters, sponsored militarily and finan- cially by the United States. Nicaragua ' s ever-increasing ties with the Eastern bloc nations led to increased American involve- ment on the side of the Contras. _- , CPS Perhaps the most lasting development in 1985 was November ' s Summit meeting in Geneva of President Reagan and Soviet Pre- mier Mikhail Gorbachev. Although little was accomplished at the meeting, it was never- theless considered major, since it was the first meeting of Ameri- can and Soviet leaders since 1979 ' s Summit between President Jimmy Carter and Leonid Brezhnev. Since 1979, relations between the superpowers had steadily deteriorated thanks to an American military build-up under Reagan. Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze (left) laid the groundwork for the meeting which centered around the idea of a freeze or reduction in nuclear weapons. The Soviets entered Geneva firmly opposing Reagan ' s strategic defense initiative known in the American press as " Star Wars. " Despite Reagan ' s claims that it was a purely defensive idea, Gor- bachev remained unconvinced. He did however agree in principle to talks concerning the possibilities of an earth-based space de- fense system to decrease the likelihood of a nuclear attack. 294 Newsmakers Newsmakers In the world of television, 1985 was the year of the peacock as longtime ratings underdog NBC went to the top. Newcomers Mi- ami Vice challenged powerful se- ries like ABC ' s Dynasty and CBS ' s Dallas in the ratings wars. Largely responsible for the suc- cess of Miami Vice, actor Don Johnson swooned the female audi- ence and was idolized by young males who dressed in imitation of Johnson ' s T-shirt and sports jack- et, which became very fashion- able. The series not only did well in the ratings, but the soundtrack hit the top of the Billboard charts for three months. It spawned two number one singles: Jan Ham- mer ' s Miami Vice Theme and Glenn Frey ' s You Belong to the City. In August, President Reagan appealed to Congress and the American people for sweeping tax changes unheard of since income taxes began in the 1930 ' s. While the Democrats could not object to such a popular move- ment, Rep. Dan Rostenkowski of Chicago presented his party ' s view on tax reform by saying the poor and elderly must be protected. He claimed the Democrats would join the Republicans in a bi-partisan tax reform effort only if the " little guy " was protected. Rostenkowski became a house- hold name with his stirring, patri- otic speech and according to many, was " headed for bigger things " in 1988. Tax reform failed in Congress in December but Reagan prom- ised another try in 1986. Years after the American Civil Rights Movement, the battle for similar reforms heated up in racist South Africa. Black South Africans, led by Bishop Desmond Tutu, demanded their fair share in the governance and profits of the nation. South African leader P. W. Botha de- clared in July, however, that South Africa ' s apartheid system would continue. Across the United States citi- zens divested their stock in South African companies, hoping eco- nomics would force a change in South Africa. Rock stars, who had earlier recorded We Are the World to aid hunger stricken Ethi- opians, recorded 5un City, a song about wealthy whites on South Af- rica ' s gold coast. The song urged performers to boycott South Afri- ca. olleae Press Service ... " Star Wars " Defense System Director James Abrahamson (right) proceeded with his plans to develop the system. By year ' s end, Great Britain and " West Germany had joined the effort. Reagan returned from the Summit to a warm bi-partisan wel- come in the congressional chambers. Americans gave the presi- dent in the weeks following his return the highest approval rating ever given to an American leader. Many observers felt that Reagan had met his public relations match in Gorbachev, who was a man twenty years his junior. Gorbachev and his wife Raisa were both witty and personable, unlike the cold Russian leaders of the past. Mrs. Gorbachev was even featured prominently in American entertainment magazines such as People and Us, and rivaled Nancy Reagan in the world of superpower fashion. The only concrete results of the Summit were increased cultural and educational exchanges between the two nations and the prom ise to accelarate ongoing talks aimed at reducing nuclear armv Both leaders also agreed to hold future meetings, with Reagan going to Moscow in 1986 and Gorbachev visiting Washington the following year. Ncu nukirN 191 The Best Year Ever ' Seven athletic greats enter Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Seven Louisiana athletic legends were inducted into the state ' s Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday, June 30, in the Stu- dent Union Ballroom. Jerry Pierce, coordinator of the Hall of Fame, said the 1985 ceremonies were " extremely successful " and added that this may have been " the best year ever. " A crowd of nearly 500 filled the ball- room to capacity for the banquet. The seven inductees included Willie Brown, all-pro defensive back of the Oakland Raiders; Tommy Casanova, a former LSU Tiger who played profes- sional football with the Cincinatti Ben- gals; the late LSU athletic director Jim Corbett; and Clifford Ann Creed, win- ner of several state golf titles and the Hall ' s first woman inductee. Also inducted were Ralph Garr, the National League ' s batting champ in 1974; Matt Gordy, a standout on the 1933 national champion LSU track squad; and Eddie Robinson, Gram- bling ' s first and only head football coach. The Sports Hall of Fame banquet featured three inductees and two presenters from Grambling. Talking about " the good old days " at GSU are Willie Brown, Ralph Garr, Tank Younger, Buck Buchanan, and coach Eddie Robinson. Brown, Garr, and Robinson joined the other 98 athletic greats in the Hall of Fame. " I thank God for everything, " said Robinson, who recently passed " Bear " Bryant as college football ' s all-time win- ner. " He ' s made it easy for me. After 44 years, I still love what I do. " Creed commented on the importance of being the first woman in the Louisi- ana Sports Hall of Fame, while Brown and Garr each reminisced about old times, especially their college days at Grambling. " The response of the inductees re- flected the importance of this event, " said Pierce after the banquet. " We have a first class production, one that brings as much recognition to Natchitoches and NSU as any other event, " he added. Coach Eddie Robinson of Grambling speaks to a crowd of nearly 500 at the induction banquet. Robinson recently completed his 44th year of coaching. Tommy Casanova is interviewed by Shreveport Times reporter, Yale Youngblood. 296 All-time home run king Hank Aaron talks about his days in the major leagues with Hall of Famer Ralph Garr. Aaron and Garr played together in the lSJ O ' s with the Atlanta Braves. Clifford Ann (reed speaks at the banquet on the honor of being the first woman elected to the shrine, (reed has won several state golf championships. Steve Roe. former Sports lntormation Director, presents Or. (anus Thorn with a plaque honoring him for his work as the Hall ol Fame ' s portrait arnsi »7 City workers string lights along the streets of Natchitoches as early as October, in anticipation of the Festival. Several strings of lights were added in the downtown area in 1985. Reenacting Civil War battlescenes. Confederate soldiers entertained the large crowd of parade watchers who lined Second and Front streets on Festival day. : ■ I J » • " mm The " Spirit of Northwestern " Demon Band leads the way for scores of high school bands and danceline performers in the parade. 298 Christmas Festival Dreaming of a White Christmas Vanna White reigns over 59th annual Christmas Festival as 125,000 are drawn to city top The main attraction to the Christmas Festival remains the stunning fireworks display, presented hy the .mil.. Hi Corporation of Pennsylvania. bottom " Give me an N " and " I ' d like to buy a vowel " yelled many fans of Vanna White, l the popular game show. Wheel of Fortune. White served the 59th ( hfistmu Festival U nr.in.l marshal. More than 125,000 people crowded into the Historic Riverfront District on the first Satur- day of December for the 59th annual Natchi- toches Christmas Festival. For the first time since the Festival was initi- ated, each carload of visitors entering the city from the Alexandria, Many or Shreveport high- ways were asked to donate $2 to the Festival. The Christmas spirit obviously ruled, for most agreed to pay. " Oh hell, what ' s $2 for me and my family to have a good time, " commented Frank Denicola of Shreveport. The famous Christmas lights on the river- front were turned on immediately following a 32-minute fireworks show by the Zambelli Cor- poration of New Castle, PN. Crowds packed the riverfront and gathered all along both bridges to enjoy the fireworks. " I enjoy the fireworks and the lights every year, " said Northwestern alum Mary McCann, now of West Monroe. " But I ' ve got to admit, I ' m kinda worried about this bridge, " she ad- ded. " There must be 30,000 people on it. " The two traditional parades again attracted throngs of festivalgoers. Junior grand marshal for the children ' s parade was Jenneth Mack, Jr., of Natchitoches. Mack had recently made world headlines by singing for Pope John Paul II in the Vatican. Serving as grand marshal in the " big " parade was Vanna White of the top- rated game show Wheel of Fortune. " She ' s fine, " commented several young men on Second Street near Bossier Street. They re- sponded to her smiles and waves by rushing to her car and kissing her hand. Like always, the grand marshal had to put up with hecklers, who this year yelled " I ' d like to buy a vowel " or " Give me an N " as she passed. White continued to smile and wave, however. Each parade included dancelines. bands, guests, beauty queens, and Shriners. Bands from high schools all around the state marched, led by NSU ' s " Spirit of Northwes tern " Demon Band. While the Festival is annually the big attrac- tion to the city, it may also help Northwestern recruitment. Thousands of excited and im pressed high school students dotted the streets. " The Festival is really great. " said Greg Ed monds, a high school senior from Lake Charles " While here. I looked over the NSl) campus again. I like it. I ' ll probably come here. " he said, adding that, " just this one weekend would prob ably make a dull Bemester worthwhile. " ( hriMmis KrMival 199 City Sidewalks . . . Busy Sidewalks? Residents and visitors find, with few exceptions, that the downtown area of Natchitoches is not always lively All over the United States, what used to be the center of activity for most cities and towns has become, in many cases, a forgotten section of town. As cities begin growing outward the down- town areas often become less than well-kept and clean. In fact, without major companies, banks and other businesses, many downtown areas would be barren. In Natchitoches, the downtown area is often lively, thanks to the courthouse and post office. But visitors and residents who happen down Front Street on any given afternoon will not exactly see sidewalks filled with people. With the historic charm and character of Front Street and several established businesses, the downtown area is often quiet, with few peo- ple walking the streets. Banks, law offices, barber shops and dress shops along with the town ' s largest churches, Kaffie-Frederick ' s hardware store, the Carriage House Market, William Ackel Interiors, the Ford dealership and Lasyone ' s Restaurant keep downtown Natchitoches busy, but hardly bus- tling. Regardless of what draws people downtown, Front Street and the riverbank still make a pretty picture for shoppers and visitors alike. Few people walk the streets of Natchitoches, unless drawn downtown for a specific reason. Kim White helps a customer choose a formal at Hughes ' , a dress shop on Front Street. 300 Downtown sa - S? H r i The riverbank is a pretty sight for shoppers and visitors to the downtown area. A painter finishes a sign telling of the, restoration of the old Nakatosh Hotel. The hotel, which once housed Millspaugh Drugs, is being converted into condominiums. Terry Scott, who owns a barbershop on From Street, gives a local boy a trim. V ;• Downtown MM Thrifty Expen$e Account$ $elect the Wi$e Bargain$ N orthwestern students bring a lot of money into the Nat- chitoches community by shopping at the stores located here. Most of the students, though, bring their business to one establishment Wal-Mart. According to Pam Perkins, NSG sophomore, students shop there " because of the low prices. " As Dawn Turner, another NSG student put it, " You can go there with $10. and buy a lot of things. The low prices attract students and seem to be the major reason students shop at Wal-Mart. Several other factors contribute to Wal-Mart ' s success. When students were asked if they would still shop here if the store was five miles out of town, the majority said no. Their con- venient location combined with a wide selection and late hours fits the neeeds of both the younger and older genera- tions. " They have everything. You only have to make one stop, " summarized Lee Mclntyre, NSG freshman. Students seem to agree that there are only two disadvantages to shopp- ing at Wal-Mart. One, the check-out lines are long and usually require a lengthy wait. Two, some employees aren ' t notoriously courteous and helpful. Perhaps these disadvantages come along with the many advantages of a large, discount store, but b usiness is not hampered. Students will wait in order to save a few dollars. (right) Julia Monette, Business Administration freshman, carefully selects from the assort- ment of shoes at Wal-Mart. Several studies have pinpointed the fact that Northwestern is the main single industry in Natchitoches. Accor- ding to Ernie Triche, NSG ' s vice presi- dent of fiscal affairs, the 22.8 million budget of NSG is supposed to have an effect on Natchitoches equal to almost twice that amount. The university has a considerable impact on the economy of Natchitoches., and Natchitoches Parish. copy by Laurie Thornton and Sheila F. Thomas photos by Sheila F. Thomas and Kevin Hopkins layout and typesetting by Peter Minder The university bookstore does a brisk business in art supplies at the beginning of each semester. 302 Shopping $ $tudent $hopping in the city relie$ on the dependable (above) Ava Smith finds the quality greeting cards she needs at Connie ' s Hallmark in the Dixie Plaza shopping center while (below) Dennis Holmes, Broadcast Journalism major examines the stereo equipment at Wal-Mart. Sonya Rigaud discovers the hard, cold reality that $10 does not go very far in covering the expenses of buying her required textbooks Shopping 303 Surveyors check out the sight of a proposed 1-49 overpass. Dirt has already been moved to accomodate the highway ' s bridges. fo 4, p AVING T HE INTERSTATE Interstate 49 construction bringing Louisiana together ; 1 Louisiana ' s long-awaited North-South Interstate 49 superhighway moved closer to reality in 1985 as several c onstruction projects were completed. When finished, 1-49 will run from In- terstate 20 in downtown Shreveport all the way to Interstate 10 in east Lafayette. The total length of the highway will be approx- imately 200 miles, and the road will run through Alexandria, the largest city in Cen- tral Louisiana. Interstate 49 will have a Natchitoches in- terchange as it intersects Louisiana Highway 6 (College Avenue) near Hagewood, seven miles from the NSG campus. The 1-49-LA 6 interchange is currently nearing completion. 1-49 goes through eight Louisiana parishes, including Lafayette, St. Landry, Evangeline, Avoyelles, Rapides, Nat- chitoches, DeSoto, and Caddo. It is in Cad- do and Rapides parishes that engineers an- ticipate the highests costs and most trouble, as the highway must run directly over already-developed areas of Shreveport and Alexandria. Several thousand homeowners will be forced to move, according to state officials. The only substantial portion of Interstate 49 now open to traffic is a 25-mile stretch from Lafayette to Washington, six miles north of Opelousas. Jerry McLain, a Natchitoches resident working on the highway, commented that the work " is very hot and sweaty, but it pays well! I ' m proud to be working on Louisiana ' s super highway. " Bulldozer operator Bill Lanham of Lufkin, TX, came to work in Natchitoches Parish because of the interstate ' s construc- tion. " The construction industry is in a slump right now, so it ' s great that the federal government is building this highway right now. " " Hopefully, the economy will be in good shape by 1991 when 1-49 is finish- ed, " he added. " But until then, I ' m happy to be here. " Shreveport resident Tim Blake said " 1-49 will bring great economic benefits to North Louisiana in tourism and industry. Hopefully, we can finish it on schedule. " Sherri Waggoner, former director of NSG ' s Office of Enrollment Management, hopes that 1-49 will be good for Nor- thwestern ' s sagging enrollment. " I can ' t see how it would hurt us, " she said. " Tech and NLG have benefited from the interstate (1-20) for years. It ' s time we have the same drawing card. It will be so convenient for people traveling from Alex- andria or Shreveport to Natchitoches. " A view " down the road " at the Interstate 49 construction site ■near Hagewood. In the foreground is a rerouted State Highway 6. while in the background are mounds of dirt for fu ; tsses and a small completed section of the highway. Pine Beetles Devastate Local Forests The loss of more than 110,000 acres of state timberlands due to pine beetle infestations is the major agricultural story of 1985. Michael P. Mety, assistant secretary for the Department of Natural Resources and head of the Office of Forestry, says the Southern pine beetle attacked more than 23,000 spots in Louisiana, with the worst single spot in Louisiana being 4,000 acres in the Kisatchie Wilderness Area of Natchitoches Parish. By early November, Governor Ed- win Edwards appropriates $354,887 in emergency funds to pay National Guard crews to cut away timber areas surrounding pine beetle infestations in an effort to stop the spread. Some conservationists and forestry person- nel oppose this method of fighting the pine beetle. Louisiana qualifies for $283,000 in federal funds for timber loses, but poor market conditions due to the glut of pine wood available, poor ecomonic conditions in general, and Canadian lumber imports lead to a dismal outlook for most landowners. " If they can ' t sell their beetle timber, most landowners have to take the losses. They have little choice, " says Mety. Few foresters meet the criteria necessary to claim casualty losses and are also not eligible for income tax breaks due to timber lost to beetles. copy: Peter Minder photos: Gary Hardamon i 5? — Z ' -J CUTTING TIMBER . . . was effective in some cases to stop the spread of the pine beetle. i 8W 3 5 Poor market conditions made the effect of the pine beetle financially devastating for many landowners. PLANTING SEASON . . .Cotton farmers approached the planting season with optimism after rebounding from a succession of previously poor seasons. HARVEST TIME • Cotton harvesting is in full swing by September but farmers are hampered by a heavier rainfall than usual. ' FIRST BALE HONORS . . . The first bale of cotton harvested for the 1985 season was brought in by Doug Nichols, a Cloutierville farmer. Agriculture 307 Renovated headquarters, Scholarship fundraising, and book promotion Draw Attention to Alumni Center Northwestern has been fortunate in recent years to enjoy strong moral sup port, loyal service, and financial aid from alumni and other friends. The Alumni Association is more than just a group of NSC graduates, it is a service organization that generates a major por- tion of scholarship funds. Raymond Carney, Coordinator of Ex- ternal Affairs and Special Events, is in charge of fundraising and scholarship donors. According to Carney his job is to " go out and find donors to give money to Northwestern. " Ninety per- cent of the money generated by the Alumni Association is used for scholar- ships, which in Carney ' s words, are us- ed " to get the students here! " The Alum- ni Association provides 155 - 160 scholarships every year. Without the alumni chapters, none of the money for scholarships would be collected. According to Elise James, Coordinator of Alumni Affairs, the association has recently completed the formation of a new chapter in Dallas, Texas. This chapter is the second out of state chapter, the other being in Houston. James continued explaining why chapter work is important. " It gets the graduates together, helps recruit students, and raises funds, " said James. Ray Carney looks over the yearly reports for fundraising money that has been earmarked for various projects on the campus. NEW HEADQUARTERS. . . for the Alumni Center came from the renovation of the unused, old NSG president ' s home. Students Daivd Thomas, Michell Nichols, and Raymond Miller pause for an afternoon chat on the grounds of the Alumni Center. 308 Alumni Center rnSVa Each chapter is in the process of pro- moting the recently published, NOR- THWESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA 1884 - 1984: A HISTORY by Dr. Marietta M. LeBreton. The renovation of the president ' s home was completed a week before Thanksgiving and now serves as the Alumni Center and houses the office of External Affairs. The Association has a far reaching membership. To become a member, dues are required, $15 for a single member, and $25 for a couple. As Jim Johnson, announcer for NSU Demon basketball would say, " Alumni F ' Ya DemonsI " copy by Laurie Thornton photos by Sheila P. Thomas layout by Peter Minder Elise James (left) and Grade Hicks (right) work in the new alumni center of- fices in preparation for the chapter cam- paign to promote Dr. LeBreton ' s history text. The quar terly publication of the ALUMNI COLUMNS is used to promote the recently published history of NSU from the NSU press. - ia VubU c c bn Alumni Center The 1986 Potpourri contains two indexes. The first is a listing of all people who are either mentioned in copy or appear in photographs. The second is a listing of events, features and organizations. A AIDS Advanced registration Aaron, Hank 296, 297 Acuna, Francisco 176, 177 Ackel, Margaret 293 Adair, Carole 280 Adams, Amanda 252 Adams, Angela 252 Adams, David 242 Adams, Dehorah 252 Adams, Karen 252 Adams, Tracy 208 Adkins, Melinda 225, 86 Affeltrenger, Cynthia 252 Ahmadi, Mahmoud 242 Airhart, Anna 17 Alamilla, Eddie 252, 226 Albornoz, Negda 252 Alejandro, Rene 60 Allen, Arthur 280, 27, 11 Allen, Carol 280 Allen, Darlene 242 Allen, Frank 252 Allen, Jerry 280 Allen, Linda 286 Allen, Marie 280 Allen, Marye 252 Allison, Dennis 252, 232, 215 Allerd, Kristin 252, 218, 146 Almeida, Sergio 177 Alost, Robert 31 Anders, Loree 252 Anderson, Daniel 252, 70, 144, 124, 135 Anderson, Detra 252 Anderson, Detris 252 Anderson, Julie Ann 222, 223 Anderson, Kimberly 252 Antee, Kimberly 252, 144 Anthony, Carletta 252 Anthony, Sharon 252 Antilley, Linda 286 Antonini, Mike 183 Aponte, Elizabeth 240 Arango-Salazar, Ricardo 242 Ardoin, Karen 252 Ardrey, Frances 180 Arnold, Theresia 54 Areterberry, Ronnie 242 Arterberry, Terri 242 Arthur, Susan 251, 242, 225, 205, 212, 214 Artley, Pamela 253 Askew, Ronald 253 Assegaf, Hassan 242 Aucoin, Monica 242, 222, 223, 226, 205, 148 Aydelott, Daniel 214, 215 Ayrault, David 242 Beasley ' s Bunch Budget cuts Baccigalopi, Tina 242 Bacon, William 124 Baek, Haesun 280 Bailey, Chrissey 100, 72, 73 Bailey, David 160, 182 Bailey, Major 207 Bailey, Mildred 6, 56, 57, 58, 59 Bailey, Nolan 21, 25 Bain, Virginia 253 Baker, Carol 242, 120, 121 Baker, Steven 253 Banks, LaDonna 253 Banks, Lonnie 168, 171 Baptiste, Sonnia 286 Barber, Debra Ann 242 Barber, Eric 192, 200 Barkas, Hanna 253 Barkate, John 26 Barnes, John 286 Barridge, Benny 280 Barron, Bennie 6, 46, 47 Bartholomew, James 19, 280 Basco, Candace 253 Bates, Brad 242 Bates, Tim 215 Baudean, Jodi 253, 223, 130 Baumgardner, Mindy 218 Baumgardner, Ray 47 Baumgardner, Stacy 242 Bazbazat, Waleed 242 Bdewi, Ahmad 253 Beams, Deborah 253 Beasley, Don 160, 172, 173, 174, 199 Beasley, Michelle 252 Beaumont, Sophie 42, 29 Beck, DuAnn 28, 30 240, 136 Beckermeyer, Anthony 240 Beckert, Alice 30, 31 Bedell, Jack 158 Below, Marvin 206 Beltz, Diane 242 Bennett, Shannon 253, 52, 218, 228, 146, 141, 144 Bentley, Chadd 253, 125 Bergeron, Paul 6, 240 Berry, Cindy 180, 181 Berry, Kevin Lloyd 253, 124 Berry, Pamela 124 Berry, Peggy 60 Berthelot, John 253 Best, Roger 280 Bethea, Lyndra 242, 126, 130 Bevier, Donna 253 Bienvenu, Lauren 253, 218 Bienvenu, Millard 280, 36, 50 Bienvenu, Russel 214, 215, 149 Bigner, Betty 21 Bird, Margaret 242 Bishop, Mary Ann 208 Bishop, Penny 148 Bitowski, Billie 280 Black, Ann 280 Black, Robert 280 Blackston, Chandra 253, 139 Blake, Mavis 253 Blakeway, Florence 243 Blanchard, Delinda 253 Blanchard, Tammie 253 Blanco, Carlos 177, 178 Blandon, Celia 243, 129 Blanks, Paula 253, 194 Blevins, Kimberly 197, 137 Blom, Darrin 124 Bloxson, Annie 253, 194 Boagni, Leslie 223, 253 Bobo, Trey 215 Bogolin, Linda 96, 141, 124 Bolgiano, Grayson 229, 212 Bolin, Anne 253 Bolton, Daisy 286 Boone, David 253, 191 Boone, Judy 280 Boone, Lola 226, 185 Boone, Thomas 280 Bordelon, Lisa Ann 243, 222, 223, 228, 148 Borjas, Antonia 253 Borjas, Ines 253 Bosarge, Fred 149, 85, 239 Boscan, Abdon 253 Bossier, Maudie 253 Boucher, Gary 280 Boudreaux, Patrick 219, 146 Boullion, Carla 254 By Bu Bu Bu Bu Bu Bu: Bui h But 310 Bowman, Cynthia 240, 136 Bowman, Volanda 254 Boyd, Bertrand 280 Boykins, Beverly 254 Braden, Sandra 254 Bradford, Angela 254 Bradley, Melodie 225 Brandt, Penny 240 Brandt, William 286 Braswell, Thomas 123, 124 Breaux, Lisa 254 Breaux, Martha 254 Breitkreutz, Henry 280 Breitkreutz, Robert 243 Brewer, Deborah 243, 149 Brewer, Don 62, 243, 226 Brewer, Janice 62, 243, 226, 148 Brewer, Kathy 254 Brewer, Kayla 254, 124 Briggs, Shawn 188, 226, 120, 121 Brinkley, Rickey 224 Broadway, Eddy 198, 215 Broadway, Judith 25 Brooks, Rita 254 Brossett, Cynthia 243, 130 Broussard, Jeannie 254, 157, 139 Brown, Caprice 54, 254, 225 Brown, Christine 223 Brown, Connie 254 Brown, David 254 Brown, Juanita 254 Brown, Marilyn 254 Brown, Michael 188 Brown, Morris 176 Brown, Raymond 192 Brown, Steven 254, 140, 123, 124 Brown, Willie 296, 297 Brown, Wilson 165 Browning, Julie 240 Brumley, Janet 243 Bryant, Bill 280, 25 Bryant, Lisa Jan 14, 243, 225, 148 Buchanan, Buck 296, 297 Buchanan, William 28 Buckley, Burton Roy 281 Bumgardner, Wendy 254 Bunyard, Sheila 254 Burke, Maria 48, 254, 223 Burke, Paula 243, 223, 22, 190 Burleigh, Elaine 255, 223 Burns, Brenda 255, 218, 141 Burns, Kathy 255 Burrage, Joe 240 Burroughs, Sara 281, 58 Burt, Kimberly 255, 225 Burt, Scott 60 Burton, Joyce 286 Bush, Carnita 255 Bush, Gerald 172, 173 Busken, Cathy 240, 144 Butler, Felicia 255 Cosby Show Christmas Festival Cable, Debbie 255, 184, 124 Calbert, Jerome 255 Calcote, Craig 255, 174 Calhoun, Kathy 255 Calhoun, Melissa 255 Cameron, Neill 281 Cammarato, James 240 Campbell, Carole 240 Campbell, Joann 196, 197 Campbell, Kenneth 255 Canales, Melissa 255, 22 Cannon, Angela 255 Caperton, Cynthia 255 Carballo, Ernesto 243 Carey, Cynthia 255, 218 Carley, Andrea 255 Carll, Marshall 15, 215 Carlos, Dawn 255, 195, 194 Carney, Ray 308, 309 Carpenter, Evelyn 255 Carpenter, James 136, 137 Carr, Russio 189 Carroll, Patricia 243, 130, 131 Carter, Louvenia 281 Carver, Frankie 243 Casanova, Tommy 296, 297 Cashio, Shirley 281, 41 Cassel, Karen 255, 226 Castore, Maria 255 Cathey, Carl 281 Cavanaugh, Jacqueline 255, 124 Cedars, Amarylis 286 Celles, Nancy 218 Chadick, Stan 281 Chalk, Zimbalist 255 Champagne, Tanva 255, 194 Chan, Yoon 243 Chance, Delisa 243 Chandler, Jane 124 Chandler, Laura 255, 148, 130 Chatelain, Jan 255, 138 Cheek, Jane 281 Chelette, Pamela 243 Cheramie, Gail 281 Chestnut, Tammy 255, 141 Cheung, Po-Keung 243 Childress, Pamela 255 Ching, Ko 255 Chong, Yong 255 Christensen, Fern 281, 138 Christensen, Raymond 281, 128 Christison, Jenifer 256, 225 Christmas, Eugene 198 Christopher, Terry 243 Chrysler, Eugene 256 Chui, On Ting 243 Chung, Irene 256 Ciurej, Patricia 256 Claiborne, Jennifer 256 Claiborne, Sabrina 256 Clardy, Loyal 256 Clark, Brenda 243 Clark, Judv 256 Clark, Patsy 256 Clarv, Richard 229 Claud, Silvia 256 Cleveland, Marv 60 Cleveland, Vickie 256, 223. 205 Clifton, Anne 256. 54, 55, 188 Clifton, Jerry Vaughn 124 Cloutier, Guy 77, 215, 214 Coats, Calvin 256 Cobb, James 214, 215 Cobb, Ladonna 256 Cocckburn, Linda 42 Cockerham, Carlos 256, 10 Cockerham, Carolyn 243 Coco, Joell 256 Coker, Gordon 281 Cole, Reatha 256, 254, 52, 224, 220, 70, 86, 146, 140, 145, 136 Cole, Sheila 218 Collins, Billy 256, 189 Collins, Tammy 77, 70, 71 Collum, Susan 139 Colomb, Mark 256, 184 Colquette, Keith 256, 186, 215, 154 Conley, Arementa 257, 208 Cook, George 21 Cooley, Carl 281 Cooley, Connie 243 Cooper, Terry 257 Coriell, 257, 124 Corley, 243, 130 Cormier, Pamela 257 Cote, Mignona 148 Cote, Renee 225, 205 Cotton, Al 257, 126 Coutee, Clara 243 Couty, Cynthia 257 Covington, Judith 60 Covington, Thomas 281 Cox, Anne 357 Cox, Ashlie 233, 225, 146, 147. 140 Cox, Donnie 198 Cox, Elizabeth 286 Cox, Jerome 124 Cox, Johnny 147, 124. 126 Cox, Kenneth 130 Cox, Kimberlv 257 Cox, Lori 228 Cox, Martin 257 Cox, Otis 235, 16, 281, 239 Cox, Winnifred 257 Craig, Christine 281 Craig, Ginger 257, 180, 181 Creamer, -lerry 257. 14 Crittle, Cassandra 243 Critton, Margie 257 Crnkovic, Cheryl 257 Crocker, Kenneth 243, L58 Crossno, Virginia 281, 37 Cruickshank, Cordon J in Crutchfield, Karen 257 Cucka, John 281 Curry. Robert 257 Curry, Virginia 243 Czech, Inez 2 1 1 D Demon Dynamite Delta Zeta 31 1 Daily, David 215 Dale, David 286 Dale, Sonja 257, 194 Dalpiaz, Jeff 240, 199 Dalsgaard, Carolyn 257 Dalton, Jeffrey 215 Daramols, Moses 244 Darbonne, Debbie 257, 180, 181 Darbonne, Kent 196 Darden, Lisa 240 Darden, Richard 240 Daspit, Bob 281 David, Todd 244 Davis, Ava 244 Davis, Catherine 257 Davis, Charles 215 Davis, Clara 169, 170 Davis, Jerry 244 Davis, Pamela 257 Davis, Reginald 257, 206 Davis, Ronald 188 Davis, Scott 257, 52, 53, 170, 141, 123 Davis, Treena 257 Dawson, Nelder 21 DeFaro, Adriana 257 Deans, Betty Jean 60 Dech, Zelie 244 Decker, Celia 281 DeCuir, David 52, 234, 126 DeFata, Ron 20 Delano, Jennifer 244 Delatin, Paula 257 Delphen, Darrell 244, 227, 226 Demint, Robin 257, 39 Dempsey, Shahn 257, 228 Dennis, Patricia 281 Dennis, Sandra 281 Dennis, William 281 Deramee, Natasha 226, 148 Desemar, Wade 77, 215 Deshotels, Lesseley 223, 228 DeVargas, Chris 215 DeVargas, Richard 214m 215 Deverger, Dalwin 48 Devi, Laksmi 257 Di-Donato, Miguel 244 Dial, Virginia 257 Dickey, Christi 146, 148 Diggs, Deborah 258 Digirolamo, Tonia 258, 76 Dillard, Joe 281, 34 Dinkins, Irma 244 Disante, Mary 244 Divietro, Pasqual 158 Divittorio, Jeanne 258, 181 Doane, Bill 244, 226 Dobbins, David 281, 27 Dodd, Melanie 258, 233, 225 Dodd, Michael 136, 137 Dodd, Terri 258, 225 Doherty, Mike 198 Doolittle, Gordon 258 Dorsey, Mary 244 Dossman, Winston 206 Dotson, Johnny 124 Douciere, Debra 240 Doughty, Jeannie 258 Douglas, Audrey 258 Douglas, Mark 240, 199 Douglas, Terry 192 Dowden, Lisa 11 Drain, Lynne 258 Dranguet, Buzz 215 Drummer, Annette 244 Dubose, Kimberly 258 Dubus, Christopher 258 Duke, Barbara 146 Duke, Joshua 140 Dukes, Sonia 258 Dumas, Debra 258 Dunagan, Cherie 218 Dunn, Pamela 218 Dupas, Victoria 258 Dupre, Rachel 258, 13, 54, 223 Dupuy, Dwayne 158 Durden, Teresa 258 Duren, Rachel 258 Durham, John 258 Durr, Debra 258 Duty, Russell 193 Dye, Sherrie 244 Dyes, Sondra 258, 124 Dyson, Donna 259 Evans, Andrew 245 Evans, Angela 259 Every, Lynn 259, 218 E Ethiopia Edwin Edwards Earls, Gretchian 259 Easley, Cecil 281 Eastwood, Chris 244, 226 Ebarb, Joel 54 Ebarb, Joseph 124 Ebarb, Kevin 259 Ebarb, Kimberly 259 Ebarb, Susan 259, 32, 223 Ebarb, Suzanne 244 Eckles, Arletha 259, 131 Edborg, John 123, 124 Edwards, Allison 244 Edwards, Danny 259, 206 Edwards, henry 286 Efferson, Michelle 169 Eichhorn, Colette 259 Eid, Michael 198 Eitel, Beth 218, 121 Eitel, Ruth 259, 223 Eljor, Hanna 245, 129 Elkins, Lisa 142, 143 Elkins, Marti 259, 225, 131 Ellis, Elwin 259 Ellis, Lance 259, 136 Ellis, Ric 189, 228 Emmons, Johnnie 281, 160, 177, 178, 179 Engeran, Marin 136, 137 Eppler, Thomas 281 Eschenfelder, David 240, 147, 141 Escott, Tom 123 Escott, Tony 124 Estes, Lynn 259, 14, 7, 156 Eugene, Steven 257 F Fraternity rush Folk Festival Fabrizzio, Robert 163, 165 Faccone, Steven 259 Fair, Kip 214, 215 Fair, Latisha 259 Fairchild, Darrell 196 Falcon, Ollie 259, 191 Falgoust, Shawn 259 Fannin, Dee Ann 259 Farley, Sherry 259 Farmer, Bernardin 259 Faust, Gary 240 Faust, Terry 286, 85 Feaster, Gail 245 Feazel, Susan 245 Felippo, Ana 178, 179 Fendli, Richard 149, 124, 132 Ficklin, Crawford 286 Figueron, Melissa 225, 86 Fisher, Tracy 259, 225, 228 Fleckenstein, John 198 Fleming, Ann 245, 223 Foitek, Joanna 259, 123, 124 Fonda, Jeff 226, 149 Fontenot, Jamie 259 Ford, Bill 16, 17 Ford, Christine 282 Ford, Kimberly 259 Ford, Steven 259 Ford, Wanda 245, 148, 139 Forque, Craig 245, 60, 124 Forque, Loretta 260 Forrest, Don 54 Forrester, Sydney 181 Fortenberry, Susan 60 Foshee, Sharla 60 Foshee, Tracy 260, 180, 181 Foster, Cindy 222,223, 228 Foster, Eric 229 Fox, Suzanne 260 Frame, Patricia 260 Franklin, Barbara 260, 15, 208 Franklin, Dee Ann 141 Franklin, LaJuana 260 Fraser, Rhonda 260 Frazier, James 146, 124 Frazier, Kathy 260 Fredieu, Michael 260 French, Carmen 149 Friday, Lillian 60 Friday, Luvenia 286 Frost, John 191 Fryar, Anthony 160 312 Gulf Star Gramm-Rudman Gage, Ed 286 Gage, Robert 260, 140, 141 Gallien, Chuck 226 Gammage, Coy Wayne 258, 260, 188, 232, 190, 215, 154, 149, 93 Gant, Vicki 260, 208 Gardner, Stuart 196, 197 Garland, Bobbie 260 Garner, Clarice 286 Garr, Ralph 296, 297 Garrett, Terri 260, 225, 146 Garrett, Yvette 260 Gates, Clara 282 Gates, Donald 282, 136, 147 Gates, Mary 260 Gauthier, Andrea 260 Gauthier, Kevin 260 Geier, Greg 229 Genecier, Pierre 176, 177 Gentry, Angela 260, 187, 218 Gentry, Roy 282 George, Phyllis 245 George, Sharon 245 German, Norman 282 Germany, Mary 261 Gernhauser, Kristen 261, 194 Giering, Greg 54, 55 Gies, Frederick 6, 28, 29 Gill, Ray 219, 215 Gillie, Rose 261 Gillis, Barbara 52, 53 Gilson, Katrina 261 Girdley, Janice 282 Gladden, Bernard 240 Gladney, Dovie 261, 223 Gleason, Martha 261 Glover, Felecia 261 Goleman, Brenda 184, 77 Gooden, Patti 261 Goodwin, Sam 162, 164, 164, 166, 198 Gorbochev, Mikhail 294, 295 Gordy, Matt 296, 297 Gosey, Marilyn 261 Goss, Nan 260, 218, 146 Goss, Thomas 245, 60, 130 Graber, Alvin 261, 206 Grady, Wednesday 261 Graham, Ed 6, 18, 19, 27 Graham, Frank 163, 165 Graham, Heather 33 Granger, Dewey 124, 85 Granger, Tyeone 261 Grappe, Beverly 261 Gratten, Diana 245, 123, 124, 132 Graves, Phyllis 282, 41 Gray, James 240 Grayson, Brenda 261, 225 Green, Barbara 241 Green, Beverly 261, 124 Green, Cornelia 261 Green, Darlene 2661 Green, Jennifer 261 Green, Sharon 245 Greenhouse, Kevin 206, 146, 124 Greer, Doris 261 Greetham, Paula 245 Gregory, Ellen 261 Gregory, Hiram 37, 285 Gregory, Leslie 117 Gregory, Susan 245 Gresham, Grits 20 Griffin, Terri 245, 148, 132 Griffith, Angela 261, 218, 139 Griffith, Thomas 282, 120 Groman, David 161 Gros, Alma 261 Guerrero, Bert 54, 55, 170 Guess, Jon 245, 124 Guidroz, Tricia 245, 242, 144, 145 Guidry, Karen 261, 225 Guilliams, David 286 Guillory, Bryan 261 Guillory, Donna 261 Guillory, Kathryn 261 Guillory, Theresa 184, 224, 225, 70, 71, 148 Gunadi, Hengky 261 Gunter, Robin 262, 245, 232, 223, 141 E LIT rii Hooters Homecoming Haire, Judy Ann 225 Hale, Rebecca 241, 48 Hale, Susan 245 Hall, Angela 261 Hall, Unsuk 100, 101 Hamilton, James 241, 144 Hampton, Logan 241 Hampton, Robert 215 Hansley, Wendy 245 Hanson, Leah 261 Hardee, Donna 262 Hardin, Alan 12, 229 Hardin, Laurie 241 Harlan, Dana 262 Harlan, Jon 218, 141 Harper, Grady 282 Harper, Julynda 218, 141 Harper, Richard 262 Harrington, Charles 282, 168, 169 Harris, Jacqueline 262 Harris, Kristy 168, 170 Harrison, Andrew 124 Harrison, Dewanna 262 Harrison, Thomas 244, 188, 226 Hart, James 245 Hartley, Michael 226 Hartline, Jeffrey 228 Harvey, Julie 169 Hassel, Celia 262 Hataway, Keith 161 Hatcher, Kelly 223 Hathorn, Donna 241 Hathorn, Troy 262 Hatley, Lesa 70, 71 Hauser, Duane 245 Hawthorne, Camille 205, 286, 144, 116, 117 Hawthorne, Cecile 245 Hawthorne, Mary 287 Haymon, James 214, 215 Haynes, Dina 187, 218, 205 Haynes, Eileen 220 Hearns, Suzanne 262 Hebert, Kimberly 262, 218, 157 Hebert, Mandy 262, 225 Heider, Rachel 54, 52, 223, 144, 85 Heil, Allen 214, 215 Helire, Felicia 262 Helton, Robert 130 Henderson, Therrel 262 Hendricks, Gregory 262 Hendrix, Beth 241 Henley, Tammy 245 Henry, Cindy 262 Henry, Gerard 164, 207 Henry, Rosemary 262, 23 Hernandez, Tim 48 Herrington, Melissa 262 Hershey, Kandi 262 Hershey, Sandra 262 Hewitt, Dorothy 262 Hightower, Melissa 262, 22, 223, 226, 70, 71, 117, 148 Hildebrand, Tynes 199 Hill, Anna 11 Hill, Donald 245 Hill, Tina 263 Hillman, Carol 124 Hillman, Mary 123 Himaya, Makram 282 Hilton, Mary 287 Hioe, Arifin 263 Hippler, Wendell 263, 226, 227 Hoare, William 196 Holland, Karla 263 Holloway, Rayvette 263 Holman, Sheila 282 Holmes, Cathy 263 Holmes, Dennis 263 Holmes, Kara 263 Holmes, Nan 199, 77 Hood, Camilla 263 Hood, Woody 263, 124 Hoover, Dorothy 263 Hopkins, Kevin 263, 76, 215, 155, 154 Horn, Sharon 263 Home, Tommy 263 Horneman, Bob 287 Horton, Patricia 241, 136 Horton, Reggie 263, 207. 149 Horton, Steven 263, 52, 53. 214. 215, 191, 154 Hosford, James 140 Hosford, Jon 140 House, Ben 287 Houston, Essie 245 Howard, Laura 263 Howard, Susan 263 Howell, Fred 76 Hoyt, Lydia 124 313 Hudson, Debbie 263 Hudson, Debra 263 Hudson, Kenneth 263 Huff, Jack 11 Humphrey, Julia 263, 144, 148 Hunt, Sally 282 Hunt, William 24 Hunter, Clementine 56, 57, 60, 61 Hunter, Debra 263 Hunter, Jennifer 263 Husein, Isam 245 Hyams, Clark 263 Hyams, Louis 76, 24 Hyde, Teri 245 Hyde, Wayne 282 Hyles, Jeanette 263 I Intramurals Inside View lies, Gretchen 263 Ingram, Gynger 263, 54, 147, 138 Isang, Ifiong 263 Isaza, Monica 178, 179 J Joan Collins Joseph Orze Jackson, Anthony 166 Jackson, Cathy 263, 228, 86 Jackson, June 263 Jackson, Sandra 264, 16 Jackson, 225 Jackson, Terry 282 Jacobs, Thelma 264 Jacobs, Tim 245, 149, 10 James, Anthony 246, 124 James, Elise 308, 309 James. William 264 Jarrell, Kathy 225 Jarvis, Liz 264, 225 Jeffares, Dennis 33, 228, 229, 149 Jefferson, Darlene 264 Jenkins, Deshon 207 Jenkins, Scot 266, 256 Jennings, Richard 19, 34 Jennings, Shirley 63 Jennings, William 226 Johnnie, Ronald 128 Johnson, Andrea 264 Johnson, Candace 264 Johnson, Dean 268, 149 Johnson, Dean F. 282 Johnson, Georgia 264 Johnson, Janet 246 Johnson, Joseph 283, 90, 91, 124 Johnson, Kimberly 264 Johnson, Leon 199, 200, 192, 193 Johnson, Maxine 283 Johnson, Monte 264, 208, 131 Johnson, Pauline 283 Johnson, Penny 264, 225 Jolley, Greg 264, 54 132 Jones, Alfred 124 Jones, Angela 246 Jones, Colette 194 Jones, Deborah 264, 131 Jones, Debra 264 Jones, Dionetta 264, 208, 157 Jones, George 264, 172, 201, 174 Jones, Glynis 264 Jones, John 21 Jones, Karen 226 Jones, Kimberly 264 Jones, Laura 246 Jones, Linda 160, 180, 194, 195, 199 Jones, Mary 246 Jones, Prenell 226 Jordan, Clyde 264, 16 Jordan, Freddie 287 Jordan, Yevette 265, 224, 225 Joseph, Dennis 282 Joslin, Pamela 265, 70, 71 Justin, Robyn 194 " Keyser " Hall KNWD (or K91.7?) Kalve, Valdis 241 Kane, Linda 265, 225 Kaufman, Art 198 Kay, Michael 214, 215 Keeley, Lori 218 Keen, Carol 246 Keen, Patrick 215 Kees, Regina 246 Keiffer, Vicky 265 Keller, Nadya 283 Kelley, Joseph 241 Kelley, Patricia 241 Kelly, Donna Jo 246, 186, 225 Kelly, Sharon 265 Kelly, Sherrie 265 Kelly, Teresa 265 Kendrick, Diane 265 Kennon, Victoria 265 Kerry, Gilmore 265 Kerry, Melissa 265 Kessee, Florine 246 Kevil, Theresa 283 Keys, Sheila 246 Khan, Ahmed 241 Khan, Waqar 265 Kibler, Mark 241 Kilgo, Jeffrey 265, 121, 124 Kinberger, Karen 265, 148 King, Mary 246 Kinney, Donna 265 Kirk, Stephon 265 Kleefisch, Deborah 265 Knapp, Deborah 265, 124 Knarr, Sharon 265 Knowles, Elmer 265 Korn, Dan 265 Kracik, Maureen 265, 270, 181, 225 Kratz, Danny 265, 190, 146, 149 Kratz, Mary Bane 241, 146 Kruse, Dwayne 283 Kulakowski, John 186, 226 Kyzar, Barney 283 L LSU-NSU Lady Demons Laborde, Dru 246 Lacaze, Dewayne 101 Lacombe, James 265 Lacombe, Michael 196 Lacour, Anthony 265 Laffitte, Donna Jo 181 Lafitte, Lisa 265 Lafitte, Stacie 241, 225, 137 Lafleur, Stephanie 197 Lambert, Georganna 265 Lancaster, Colleen 283 Lancon, Catherine 265 Landreneau, Melissa 265, 169, 181 Landry, Abby 15 Landry, Brent 266, 226 Landry, Lori 225, 228 Lane, Kay 184 Lane, Vincent 266 Lapeyrouse, Lori 266 Lary, Richard 266 Latiolais, Kathy 266 Latson, Cynthia 266 Lavergne, Michele 266, 54, 223, 205 Lavoie, Donald 246 Lawrence, Jamie 246 Lawson, Lisa 266, 187, 218, 214 Layssard, jane 266 Lea, Melanie 266 Leach, Deborah 266 LeBlanc, Craig 54 LeBlanc, Darcy 223 LeBlanc, Jeanne 266 LeBlanc, Lucy 218 LeBlanc, Nila 52, 223 LeBlanc, Patrick 266, 228, 229 Leday, Arline 266 Ledbetter, Peggy 6, 40, 41 Ledoux, Terri 228 Lee, Cherie 266, 121 Lee, Chris 63 Lee, Edd 215 Lee, Eric 126 Lee, James K. 281 Lee, Joon 283 Lee, Monica 266, 169, 74, 225 Lee, Richard 266 Lee, Shiow 241 Lee, Shwu-Fen 266 Lee, Tessia 266 Lee, Tracy 266, 225, 156 Leger, Connie 214 Leier, Jackie 287 • 314 Lemoine, Katrina 267 Leon, Cheryl 267 Leonard, Gussie 169 Lessen, 267 Lester, Julie 267 Lever, John 229 Lewis, Marvin 246, 140 Lewis, Ruby 267 Lewis, Tammy 267 Lewis, Tracey 267 Lewis, Wanda 267 Leydecker, Rhonda 218, 214, 146, 149 Li, Wing Hong 246 Lilly, Robert 267 Lindsey, Lynn 76, 215 Lindsey, Pearl 287 Little, Beverly 283 Little, Cynthia 267 Litton, Norma 246 Litton, W alter 267, 124, 135 Llorance, Leona 267 Lodridge, Anita 246, 223, 148 Loe, Paula 267, 186, 225 Lofton, Ola 267 Logan, Thomas 267, 229 Lok, Kwok Ching 246 Lonegrass, Herbert 267 Long, Jimmy 31 Long, Tim 54 Losey, Kendria 246 Lott, Jusith 287, 48, 11 Lowery, Cornell 267 Lozano, Steve 241, 158 Lumpkins, Bobby 282 Lyle, Betsy 246, 129, 136 Lynch, Debbie 283 Miami Vice Math Lab Mack, Kenneth 299 Mack, Verdis 208 Magee, Dana 267 Maggio, Chris 60, 251, 247, 219, 211, 213, 146, 138 Maggio, Henry 247 Maggio, Mary 267, 218 Maiden, Valerie 267 Maley, Marty 247, 214, 215, 149, 120, 121 Mallory, Johnnie 18 Maloy, Donna 267 Maness, Marion 267 Maness, Michael 241 Mangum, Richard 70 Manning, Eric 247, 124 Manson, Sharon 241 Manuel, Annette 180, 181 Manuel, Mia 267, 223 Mantzanares, Juan 196 Marcelli, Jean 7, 8 Maricle, Delores 267 Maricle, Doris 267 Marks, Brian 52 Marler, Annette 225, 228 Maroma, Olivia 225 Marroush, Camille 267, 129 Marshall, Brian 227, 226, 149, 124, 131, 133, 132 Martin, Anthony 267 Martin, Betty 283, 125 Martin, Douglas 267 Martin, Earl 247 Martin, Edward 12 Martin, Geneva 247 Martin, James 247, 221 Martin, Lori 169, 170 Martin, Robert 267 Martin, Solomon 247 Martin, Terrence 182, 206 Martinez, Carmen 267 Mason, Michael 268 Mastainich, Kent 228, 229 Matkin, Deborah 247 Matovsky, Charlton 149 Matthews, Emilyn 218, 146 Matusicky, Marilyn 247 Maxey, James 215 Maxie, Birtha 268, 272 Mayeaux, Clay 13 Maynard, Jon 228, 229 McAbee, Cynthia 225, 220 McCain, Steven 158 McCann, Mary 299 McCary, Debbie 62 McClary, Cammy 218, 214 McClaughtery, Janet 268 McClintock, Melissa 247 McClung, Edwin 268 McCool, Nolan 229 McCormick, Dorcas 287 McDonald, Kimberly 268, 54 McDonald, Ricky 268 McDowall, Sheila 124 McElroy, Cherrylphine 268 McFerren, Lisa 247 McGinty, Martha 268 McGlory, Percy 192 McHale, Maureen 283 Mclntyre, Lee 302 McKellar, Jim 241, 11 McKinney, Byron 268 McLain, Melissa 268 McMahanm Cathi 241 McMillan, Beth 124 McNabb, Faith 60 McNeill, Bonnie 72, 73 McSwain, Doris 283 McWilliams, Donald 283 Meade, Hershel 140 Meade, James 198 Meadors, Norman 156, 141, 147, 158 Meaux, Dawnia 268 Medlin, Dan 215, 139, 158 Medlock, Chevelos 268 Megason, Elrea 268 Mehdizadeh, Yadollah 247 Melancon, Amy 268, 32, 223 Melancon, Darren 268, 175 Meshell. Henrietta 268 Metoyer, Deidre 268 Metoyer, Raymond 247 Middleton, P.J. 198 Midkiff, Leanne 247 Miguez, Mike 60 Miguez, Tina 247 Mike, Marjorie 11 Miller, Billy 23 Miller, Candace 269 Miller, Jeanette 241 Miller, Lisa 269 Mills, Joan 269 Mills, Leah 223 Mills, Trudi 269 M ilner, Kimberly 269 Minder, Peter 282, 283, 155, 139 Mitcham, Shirley 287 Mitchell, April 269 Mitchell, Donald 11, 241 Mitchell, James 146 Mitchell, Joseph 241 Mitchell, Karen 269 Mitchell, Mithc 47 Moffett, Tammy 269 Molina, Hugo 177 Molstad, Susan 283 Mondello, Lisa 269 Monette, Julia 303 Monette, McKinlev 287 Monk, Ceith 269 Montano, Beth 269 Montsdeoca, Jody 196 Moody, Dwight 172, 173, 174, 175 Moore, Charlie 187, 226 Moore, Christi 269, 225 Moore, Mary 247 Moore, Michael 283 Moore, Robert 164 Moore, Sheila 269 Moore, Terry 247 Moore, Tommy 247, 213, 158 Moore, Vivian 247 Moore, Wendy 54 Moreno, Edgar 247 Morgan, Carl 226, 227 Morgan, Doug 287 Morley, Melzina 247 Morowitz, Harold 27 Morrison. Kenneth 269 Morrow, Stephanie 269 Mose, Chico 269, 48. 226 Moses, Kimberly 12 Moses, Linda 269 Moses, Patrick 247, 206 Mosley, Kenneth 192 Mount, Jay 165 Moxey, Marva 247, 1 IS Myles, Catherine 269 Mvles, Heideth 217 Sain atchitoches Orleans ts Nabors, Raymond 269 311 Nelken, Sarah 269, 225, 191, 86 Nelms, Rhonda 269 Nelms, Tracy 269 Nevels, Suzie 269, 158 Newman, John 269 Newman, Pam 283, 11 Nichols, Karen 269, 141, 124, 131 Nichols, Michelle 269, 308 Nicolle, Lynn 247, 218, 205 Ntelsen, Kathryn 247 Niette, Doris 241 Noble, Angillar 269 Noel, Frances 269 Noel, Susan 269 Nolley, Dennis 241, 48 Nora, Anedra 269 Norman, Paralee 283 Normand, Justin 269 Normand, Teresa 270, 139 Norton, Grady 228, 229, 146, 149 Notheis, Frank 136, 137 Nye, Brian Thomas 287 Opus the Penguin Out of Africa O ' Bryan, Glynn 274 O ' Connor, Laurie 248, 136 Oates, Kelly 149, 123, 124 Obannon, William 270 Obayan, Babatunde 63, 6 Oberle, Karen 270, 218 Oberle, Ann 283 Okere, Samuel 248 Olliff, Charles L. 270 Olliff, Charles R. 229 Oneal, Barbara 270, 140 Oneal, Carolyn 270 Orze, Craig 9 Orze, Joseph 236, 237, 60, 61, 27, 59, 37 Oyelowo, Francis 248 P Pack Prat her P.I.P. phaseout Pace, Jeffrey 270 Paddie, Brenda 270 Paddie, Donna 248 Page, Cynthia 270 Page, Yvonne 248, 130 Painter, Lorraine 287 Pair, Marni 270 Parker, Judi 270 Parrish, Vicki 283 Parvez, Theresa 52 Patterson, Lee 287 Patterson, Rosetta 287 Payne, Carolyn 270 Payne, Earline 270 Payne, Sandra 270 Payton, Earnest 287 Payton, Felton 270 Payton, Janet 248 Peach, Tamara 283 Pearce, Deanna 270 Pearce, Thomas 228 Pearson, James 215, 214 Pearson, Stephanie 270 Peeples, Kristin 186 Perdue, William 136, 137 Perez-Montalvo, Jose 248 Perkins, Betty 283 Perkins, Huel 34, 35 Perkins, Larry 52 Perkins, Pamela 270, 228, 302 Perry, Phyllis 271 Person, Mary 271 Peters, Kevin 189, 214, 215 Peterson, Angela 178 Pfeiffer, Helen 271 Pharr, Rhonda 271 Phillips, Robert 158 Phillips, Susan 52 Pickett, Betty 283 Pierce, Benjy 199 Pierce, Jerry 238 Pierce, Karen 271 Pierson, Pat 168, 199 Pilie, Joy 225 Pine, Mary 248 Pine, Walter 23, 283 Pitt, Dudley 271 Pitz, Jean 248 Planchok, Norann 283 Piatt, Julie 137 Piatt, Tobie 271 Player, Catherine 271 Plummer, Douglas 271 Plunkett, Tory 178, 179 Poco, Liu 248 Poimboeuf, Elie 52 Police, Angelita 123, 124 Pollacia, Lissa 283 Pondarvis, Valerie 271 Populis, Emily 271 Poston, Stephenie 271 Potts, Robert 229 Pouncy, Patti 271 Powell, Greg 215 Powell, Leonard 248, 15, 48, 149 Powell, Shelley 271 Pratt, Linda 271 Presson, Frank 284, 6, 134 Prewitt, Glenda 271 Price, Clarence 271 Price, Fred 284 Price, Robert 284 Price, Shelly 60 Prier, Gloria 271 Prier, Stacey 271 Proctor, Carla 241, 146, 144 Prudhome, Thelma 248 Pruitt, Joanna 271 Pugh, Lasandra 168, 169 Quality Points Quorum Quast, Terry 198 Quick, June 271 " Refrigera tor " Perry Residential Life Rachal, Audrey 271, 52, 218 Rachal, Darlene 287 Rachal, Donald 287 Rachal, Marcia 271 Rachal, Sylvia 34, 35 Ragan, Jamie 271 Ragan, Samuel 271 Ralli, Rohit 248, 48, 130 Ramdas, Shriram 271 Ramirez, Jorge 248 Ramirez, Rafael 193 Ramke, Ann 271, 222, 223, 130 Ramsey, John 271, 214, 215, 204, 154, 139 Randi, James 26, 27 Rankin, Benny 271, 184 Ratcliff, Jay 272, 198, 226 Ravare, Rita 248, 144, 145, 148 Rawson, Mike 229 Ray, Paula 272 Raymond, Fatorous 272 Reagan, Ronald 294, 295 Reed, Anita 248 Rees, John 248 Reese, Devonne 248, 144, 145 Reich, Axel 176, 177 Repp, Scott 248, 184, 222, 77, 215 Reynolds, David 160, 182, 183 Reynolds, Robert 287 Reynolds, Stephanie 272, 31 Rhodes, Douglas 241 Rhymes, Julie 273 Rice, Jerri 272 Richard, Renee 248, 180, 181 Richards, Rachelle 272 Richardson, Carol 248 Richardson, Kimberly 272 Richardson, Melanie 249, 148, 130 Richert, Jeanne 284 Richey, Louise 272 Rigaud, Sonya 272, 276, 225, 303 Riley, Ivey 287 Ritterbeck, Jonna 249, 136 Rivera, Carballo 272 Rivers, Jeffrey 272 Roach, Roy 249, 174, 229 Roberson, Ruth 272 Roberts, Carmen 272, 233, 225 Roberts, Joyce 272, 124 Roberts, Margaret 272 Roberts, Mary 284 316 Robertson, Judy 272 Robertson, Paula 287, 145 Robinson, Annie 272 Robinson, Lori 272 Robinson, Rosetta 272 Roderick, Michael 249 Rodriquez, Jesus 272 Roque, Sylvester 273, 138, 149, 133 Ross, Cynthia 273, 225 Ross, Susan 249, 32 Row, Angie 249, 218, 139, 136 Rowlette, David 284 Rubin, Paula 273 Rubino, Elizabeth 129 Ruffins, Mildred 273 Runion, Keith 284 Rushing, Fred 60 Rushton, Kelley 225 Rush, Linda 249, 129 Rusli, Yuli 129 Russell, Melvin 199 Russell, Sally 218 Ryan, Craig 54 Ryan, Don 129 Ryder, Anna 54 Ryder, Kurt 196 Student Body Space Shuttle Sakta, Marwan 273 Saldana, Adrian 273 Salley, Charles 273, 198 Salter, Emily 225 Salter, Valeria 273, 225, 96, 25 Salva, Jorge 176, 177 Sampite, Michaela 224, 225, 70, 71, 141, 130 Sand, Suzette 273, 223 Sandefur, Jimmy 249, 133 Sanders, Doris 273 Sanford, Robert 287 Sandifer, Beverly 249, 140 Sandiford, Beth 249, 250, 52, 223, 222, 144, 148 Santibanez, Claudio 176, 177 Savoy, Michelle 273, 225 Sawyer, Carolyn 249, 130 Scarborough, Gilbert 249 Schroeder, Hanna 127 Scogin, David 284 Scott, Gwen 273 Scott, Margret 273 Scott, Michael Craig 273, 155, 139, 133 Scott, Terry 301 Scriber, Angela 273 Scroggins, Stacy 249, 219, 215 Seeger, Lisa 225, 228 Seiple, Nancy 157 Semmelmann, Claudio 176, 177 Sepulvado, Violet 273 Seraphine, Vicki 273 Servellon, Luis 273 Settle, Tommy 215 Settles, Eugenia 273 Sewell, Mike 224 Sexton, Randall 284 Seymour, Dan 287 Shaeffer, Myra 249 Shaw, Bill 284 Shaw, Chuck 224, 225, 70, 136 Sherman, Leah 249, 218, 205, 214, 146 Shibata, Masae 273 Shifflett, Jeffrey 249 Shirley, Jeanette 273 Shirley, Loree 46 Shoalmire, Greg 249, 214, 215, 213, 85 Shotwell, Kellie 273 Shows, Jeffrey 273 Shumake, Dana 273 Sibille, Scott 273 Sibille, Sophia 274, 223, 205 Sibley, Kathy 274 Sigari, Abas 249 Silva, Francia 274 Silva, Freddy 249 Simmons, Dorrian 274 Simmons, James 284 Simmons, Jana 274 Simmons, Nancy 274, 225 Simmons, Pamela 284 Simmons, Paula 249, 222, 148 Simons, Jill 274 Simpson, Thelma 287 Singletary, Kathy 274 Singleton, Matilda 249 Sirera, Carmen 178 Skillingstad, Melissa 274 Slaton, Kimberly 274, 232, 223, 220 Slaughter, Darien 23 Slay, Richard 274 Slay, Susan 54, 274 Sloop, Billie 274 Smiley, Barry 6, 7, 8, 9 Smiley, Patti 224, 225, 70, 71, 86 Smith, Ava 303 Smith, Brian 185 Smith, Carole 274, 218, 228 Smith, Herbie 182 Smith, Jerry 11 Smith, Jo 126, 35 Smith, Kim 158 Smith, Lisa 274 Smith, Mary 274 Smith, Melissa 274 Smith, Melody 274, 191 Smith, Nicole 274, 191 Smith, Susan 287 Smith, Yvonne 284 Snell, Susan 284 Snelling Terrell 274, 124, 135 Snow, Jeffrey 124 Snowden, Fraser 284, 34 Sockrider, Keith 241 Soileau, Kelleen 241 Southerland, Larry 249, 124 Southerland, Maxine 30, 31 Southerland, Tom Paul 238, 37, 59 Sparks, Karen 275 Spears, Terrell 249 Speer, Ellen 275 Spillers, Sharon 249 Sprowl, Lucky 275 St. Andria, John 275 Staggs, Mike 21 Steers, Jeffrey 275 Stegen, Karla 249 Steinke, David 249 Stephens, Bobby 284 Stephens, John 160, 162, 163, 200 Stephens, Kenneth 275, 86 Sterling, Todd 206 Stewart, Theresa 275 Stockton, Steve 192 Stoffel, Jeanne 249 Stracener, Eric 126 Strange, John Michael 10 Straughter, Susan 287 Strickland, Celena 275 Strickland, Dale 141, 132 Stringer, Debbie 54, 55, 275, 188 Stroud, Michael 189, 226 Stroud, Tonya 275, 228 Stuckey, Paul 275 Suarez, Rufino 183 Sukman, Amy 54, 140 Sullivan, Ada 275 Sullivan, Amy 275, 124 Sullivan, Shavon 275 Sumney, Thomas 124 Suwardi, Handy 275 Sweeney, Brian 229 Swent, Jim 158 T Tina Turner Taco Bell Taliaferro, Robyn 275 Tan, Kow 275 Tan, Wen 275 Tang, Mei-Ling 275 Tarpley, Carol 275 Tauzin, Rose 275 Taylor, Karen 218, 205 Taylor, Michael 249, 23 Taylor, Pamela 275 Taylor, Ruthie 288 Teer, Jolyn 275 Temple, Austin 284 Thibodeaux, Monica 275 Thiels, Connie 101 Thomas, Candace 275 Thomas, Lisa 275 Thomas, Marvin 275, 147, 140 Thomas, Renee 275 Thomas, Sheila 155, 139 Thomas, Teressa 250, 168, 169. 201. 225 Thomas, Wesley 288 Thompson, Anthonv 48, 276 Thompson, Jeff 250, 227. 226, 139, 149, 120, 136 Thompson, John 199 317 Thompson, Patricia 276 Thompson, Robert 250, 184 Thorn, James 284 Thornton, Laurie 276, 228 Thrash, Monica 276 Timberlake, John Paul 229 Tingle, Tara 276 Tischler, Velma 284 Todd, Sherri 276 Toliver, Pamela 276 Tollett, Kimberly 60, 178, 179 Tomb, Rhonda 276 Tompkins, Brenda 250 Tousant, Chenelle 276 Towels; Tracy 276 Townsend, Mickie 288, 148 Townsend, Robbie 276 Townsend, Taylor 22 Traina, Christine 54, 276, 223 Travers, Regina 208 Triche, Claudia 235, 284 Triche, Ernest 239 Truex, Greg 196 Trum, Richie 278 Tubbs, Karla 178, 179 Tur-Rojas, Linda 276, 190, 215 Turner, Blossom 276 Turner, Dawn 302 Turner, Floyd 228 Turner, Dawn 228 Turner, Odessa 160, 163 Tyler, Katina 276 Tyree, Amanda 284 U USA for Africa Union Station Ulmer, Beverly 121 Urena, Robert 158 ¥ Vanna White Volleyball Vailes, Sheldon 158 Van, Wayne 164, 166 Varnado, Larry 284 Varnado, Patty 60, 250 Vaughn, Darlene 276 Vaughn, Phil 229 Vaughn, Sharon 137 Vega, Oriol 177 Vercher, Donna 276, 218 Vercher, Keith 215 Vercher, Lawrence 276 Viana, Sherly 277 Vidrine, Danny 277 Viers, Charlie 284 Vigil, Judy 277, 225 Villavaso, Alfred 288 Villemarette, Elizabeth 60 Vincent, Laura 222, 223 Vining, Susan 250 Viverette, Yvette 277 Vroegh, Jerry 284 Wal-Mart Wreck Tech Wade, Jacqueline 277 Wade, Wyvetta 277 Waguespack, Laura 250, 194 Waites, Marianne 277 Wakefield, Chris 277, 187 Walker, Clifton 160, 182 Walker, Joyce 277 Walker, Patrick 277 Walker, Tina 277 Walker, Vernell 277 Walker, Wendell, 52 Walker, Wendy 277 Walker, Willie 277 Wall, Jodee 137 Wall, Sonya 277 Wallace, Thomas 277, 158 Walsh, Edward 288 Walter, Tom 288 Walters, Ronnie 197 Wancho, Tom 199 Ward, Lyndie 277 Ware, Glenn 126 Warner, Kevin 215 Warren, Arthur 288 Warren, Terri 277 Waskom, Lee 130 Washington, Brenda 250, 126 Washington, Edgar 192 Washington, Sheila 277 Waskom, William 149 Waters, Janine 57, 59 Waters, Skip 215 Wates, John 277 Watkins, Frances 287, 48, 49 Weaver, Laurie 184 Weaver, Lois 250 Weaver, Tammy 277 Webb, Patricia 277 Wehbe, Yasser 129 Welch, Golda 250 Well, Carolyn 284 Wells, Rosa Lee 277 Wenbe, Yasser 277 Werfal, Jodi 250, 144, 148 Wesley, Patrick 172, 175 West, Ben 196 West, Michael 229 Westfall, Lewis 241 Wheat, Janice 277 Whitaker, Lockey 277 White, Abby 223 White, Anne 250 White, Brian 186 White, Charlotte 250 White, Jerry 226 White, Karen Sue 277 White, Kim 300 White, Michael 250, 32 White, Sharon 250 White, Vanna 298, 299 Whitehead, Tom 284, 285, 20, 21, 56, 60, 156 Whitford, Amy 224, 225, 214, 70, 71, 148 Whitley, Paige 13, 277, 223, 228 Whitstine, Elsie 277 Wiley, Bonnie 277 Wilkins, Ronald 278 Wilkinson, Anne 278 Wilkinson, David 278, 158 Williams, Bruce 278 Willims, Carol 250 Williams, Debbie 278 Williams, Debra 278, 138 Williams, Eugene 284 Williams, Eva 278 Williams, Geraldine 278 Williams, Jacquelyn 278 Williams, John C. 278 Williams, John G. 21 Williams, Lisa 278, 138, 131 Williams, Lisa R. 278 Williams, Marie 121, 124 Williams, Melissa 278 Williams, Pamela 278 Williams, Patricia 278 Williams, Sahara 250 Williams, Sidney 189, 190 Williams, Sonya 278 Williams, Tina 278, 223 Williams, Val 168, 171 Williamson, Dale 77 Williamson, Pamela 278, 124 Williamson, SuSu 13, 278, 225, 205, 144 Williford, Vicki 278 Willis, Elizabeth 279 Willis, Eric 279, 149 Willis, Victor 172 Wilma, Murrae 279 Wilson, Bob 288 Wilson, Charlotte 279 Wilson, John 279 Wilson, Kimberly 279 Wilson, Rhonda 70, 71, 144, 148, 145 Windham, Paula 228, 229 Winslow, Jennie 250 Wise, Ronald 54, 279, 124 Witt, Tom 123, 124 Wolf, Joella 250 Womack, Michelle 279, 218 Woods, Lonnie 288 Woodall, Paula 225 Woodard, Cecilia 279 Woods, James 284 Woods, Zenovia 279 Woodward, Sue 279 Woodward, Thomas 178 Wooley, John 279 Woon, Yaw 279 Wright, Beth 60 Wright, Delilah 279 Ci B: CI C ( c Wyatt, Pat 266, 279, 189, 226, 120, 136 Wyatt, Peggy 250 Wyatt, Terry 215 Wyble, Shawn 184, 185, 214, 215, 219, 213, 146, 147 Wynn, Eric 279 Y Yearbook Yuppie Yanes-Molina, Alejandro 279 Yates, Aulsie 279 Yates, Wayne 173 Yau, Cheng 279 Young, William C. 279 Young, William D. 174 Younger, George 284 Younger, Melanie 284 Youngblood, Sidney 279, 126 Yancey, Mike 196, 197 1 Zoned Parking ZZ Top Zazzini, Michael 279 Zeringue, Jeff 279 Zhu, Po 279 Zucconi, Wendy 181, 194 Zumwalt, Charlotte 52, 225 Zuniga, Sarah 279 fflnndl ©M Ml ttfelEl! 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Fredeircks Center 24, 25 Academics, opening 6, 7 ADOS 120 AHTA 121 Alpha Eta Rho 118 Alpha Kappa Delta 118 Alpha Mu Gamma 119 Alpha Kappa Alpha 208, 209 Alpha Phi Alpha 206, 207 American Chemical Society 120 Argus 119 Arts and Sciences, College of 18, 19 Athletic Staff 198-199 Band 158, 159 Baseball 182, 183 Basic Studies, College of 46, 47 Basketball, men ' s 172-175 Basketball, women ' s 168-17 Beta, Beta, Beta 121 Black Nights 123 Blind Boys 123 Blue Key 148 Business and Applied Sciences, College of 8, 9 BSU 124 Cheerleaders 184, 185 College Success 48, 49 Computer Center 16, 17 Corps of Cadets 124 Counsel of Ye Revels 124 Current Sauce 150, 151 DPMA 125 Delta Psi Kappa 125 Delta Sigma Theta 108, 109 Dorm Life 86, 87 Eating Habits 94, 95 Education and Behavioral Sciences, College of 28, 29 Enrollment, business 12, 13 Enrollment, foreign 42, 43 Enrollment, major 10, 11 Enrollment, state 44, 45 Entertainers 142, 143 Exercise and Fitness 100-101 FCS 126 Folk Festival 88, 89 Football 162-167 Geological Society 127 German Club 127 Graduate School 56, 57 Graduation 60-63 Greeks, opening 64, 65 Greek Government 204, 205 Homecoming 70, 71 Home Economics Organization 127 Honor ' s Program 54, 55 IEEE 128 Individuals, opening 234 Intramurals 186-191 Iota Lambda Sigma 128 Journalism Dav 20, 21 Kappa Alpha 210, 211 KA Boxing Tournament 220. 221 Kappa Alpha Psi 206, 207 Kappa Omicron Phi 129 Kappa Sigma 214, 215 KNWD 156, 157 Labs 22, 23 Lady of the Bracelet 72, 73 Le Cercle Francais 129 Lecture Series, Black English 34, 35 Lecture Series, Chisholm 104, L05 Lecture Scries, Spock 102. 103 Louisiana Academy of the Sciences 26, 27 Microbiology Club 130 Movies HO, 81 NACUS L30 NCAS 131 NA1T 131 Newsbriefs 106 113 Omega Psi Phi 106, 107 Orientation Inside View 52, Periaktoi 133 :u; Phi Eta Sigma 133 Phi Alpha Theta 134 Phi Epsilon Kappa 134 Phi Mu 218, 219 Phi Mu Alpha 134 Phi Beta Sigma 306, 307 Phi Bubba 135 Potpourri 152, 153 Psychology Club 136 PRSSA 136 Purple Jackets 149 Registration 82-85 Renaissance Festival 90, 91 Rodeo 196, 197 Rodeo Club 137 Rush 216, 217 SAB 144 145 SAM 138 Self-Study 58, 59 Sigma Alpha Iota 139 Sigma Delta Chi 139 Sigma Kappa 222, 223 Sigma Sigma Sigma 224, 225 Sigma Tau Gamma 226, 227 SGA 146, 147 SLAE 138 Softball 180, 181 Sports, opening 160, 161 State Fair 74, 75 Stress 50, 51 Student Ambassadors 144, 145 Student Jobs 98, 99 Student Life, opening 64, 65 Student Union 92, 93 Tau Kappa Epsilon 228, 229 Tennis, men ' s 176, 177 Tennis, women ' s 178, 179 Theta Chi 230, 231 TNT 76, 77 Track 192, 193 University Bookstore 96, 97 Volleyball 194, 195 Warrington Campus 40, 41 Warrington Campus Council 140 Watson Library 14, 15 Wesley Foundation 140 Young Democrats 141 C©k)iplfa©nn Approximately one half of the copy from the 1986 Potpourri was sent in to the Topeka, Kansas Josten ' s plant on floppy disks using the Micrographix Series on an Apple lie computer. All other copy was tyepset by staff editors on a Compugraphic Modular Composition System 5 terminal with an 8216 high-range typesetter. The Potpourri is a member of the Associated Collegiate Press and enters the Potpourri in the National Scholastic Press Assoication critique service. The Potpourri is printed in accordance with a 26 page contract enacted by the university purchasing agent and Curt Joiner, the local Josten ' s sales representative. Cover specifications include 150 point tempered binder ' s board with silver hot foil applied in a mistral typeface. Enameled paper is used on all pages. Endsheets are printed in color using a four-color separation process. Division pages are printed in four-color with various screened four-color backgrounds. All headlines are either 30 or 36 point, all kickers are either 14 or 18 point. Body copy in 10 point type size. Captions are in 8 point type size. Photo credits are in 8 point type size. In keeping with the theme of the 1986 Potpourri, Only the Name ' s the Same, several different typefaces and layout styles are employed. Academics, edited by Craig Scott, is laid out according to a mondrian style, with century schoolbook typeface. Student Life, edited by John Ramsey, is in a mosaic style, with korinna typeface. Organizations, edited by Steve Horton is in a modular style and uses benguiat as its tyepface. Korinna typeface and mondrian style are used in the Greeks section, edited by John Ramsey. Sports, edited by Jeff Thompson is in a vertical modular style with news gothic type. Individuals, edited by Sheila Thomas, uses news gothic bold typeface and a columnar layout style. Community is in a mosaic style and uses various typefaces. Photographs come from section editors and a pool of photographers in- cluding Don Sepulvado, Gary Hardamon, Keith Colquette, Coy Gammage, and Kevin Hopkins. All section editors are journalism majors or minors and have all completed Journalism 3090, magazine yearbook editing. 320 Greeks 202 " The purpose of universities is to teach students about a certain field so that they can in turn take what they ' ve learned and apply it to their career and their everyday lives. So maybe my grades aren ' t so hot in a certain class, but if I ' ve learned something, then I don ' t consider it a waste of time, " says Laurie Thornton, Tau Kappa Ep- silon Little Sister. Intrafraternity Council Presi- dent John Ramsey listens to a lot of problems and takes the neces- sary steps to correct them in his roles as Kappa Sigma rush chair- man, IFC president, Current Sauce editor, and Potpourri Greek editor. photos by Sheila F. Thomas Individuals 234 Taking time out to enjoy the Christmas lights is Senior Sheila Thomas. Sheila is the Potpourri Individuals section editor. " Getting interviews, shooting and processing photos, writing copy, and designing layouts have taken up a lot of my time in addition to my regular coursework, " says Sheila. Assistant professor of physical education, Betty Pickett says giving individual attention to students and truly caring about their welfare makes Northwestern a meaningful experience for students. (top photo: Peter Minder; right photo: Sheila F. Thomas) Community 290 The lighting of the annual Christmas Festival lights is a major event for the city of Natchitoches and a major party for the students.


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