Texas Tech University - La Ventana Yearbook (Lubbock, TX)

 - Class of 1985

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Dancers celebrate Texas ' sesquicentennial in Germany Talent on tour For some students, the ear ' s highlight was a trek to Padre Island during spring preak. For the Texas Tech German Dancers, it was traveling to Germany, cour- lesy of American Airlines. I The airline sponsored the oup in exchange for promo- ion in Germany of its new Oallas-Frankfurt flight. The German Dancers :lew to Germany in the sum- Tier of 1985, representing fexas by announcing the Texas Sesquicentennial. In ,1986. Texas will celebrate its 150th anniversary, i Randy Kirk, dance direc- or, said Germany and Texas lave much in common. " Ger- nans have a fascination with Texas. " " he said. The group )erformed in German cowboy blubs as well as in programs at yarious cities. Kirk said some jcrman citizens have even constructed scale models of western towns such as " ' Old Texas Town " in West Berlin and " Lubbock " near Co- logne. The dancers visited such cities as Frankfurt, West Ber- lin. Hamburg, Munich, Heidelberg, Cologne, Mainz and Salzburg. Austria. The German Dancers took in Germany in style; Mer- cedes Benz furnished three vehicles to the group. The trip to Germany was not completely a new experi- ence. In 1983. the German Dancers performed during a 5 ' 2-week goodwill tour in Ger- many. The group performed at festivals that celebrated the 300th anniversary of the first German settlement in the United States. A little closer to home, the German Dancers also traveled to Georgetown for Octoberfest and to New Braunfels in No- vember for Wurstfest. a German celebration. In early October, the group performed in the four South Texas cities of Brenham. Washington on the Brazos. Winedale and La Grange. At La Grange, the German Dancers stayed in a home that was con- sidered to be the former capi- tal of the Republic of Texas. Kirk said Wurstfest is one of the group " s favorite events. " It ' s amazing to see how pop- ular we are deep in UT terri- tory, " he said. " ... It ' s worth that alone to make the trip. You almost have to be there to understand the energy that goes on. " In addition to their perfor- mances across Texas, the danc- ers performed for Tech ' s Ac- tivity Day and University Day, for the Lubbock Cham- ber of Commerce Christmas party and for Senior Citizen ' s Day at the Panhandle-South Plains Fair. The group also sang German Christmas carols at the Hedwig Hill Haus during the Candlelight Tour at the Ranching Heritage Center at Tech. The Hedwig Hill Haus is a German log cabin. In January, the German Dancers performed at the President ' s Breakfast spon- sored by Angel Flight. As part of their regular activ- ities, the German Dancers give dancing demonstrations in the UC courtyard. " You don ' t have to speak German to be in the group, and no previ- ous dance experience is nec- essary, " said Kirk. " We only ask that you want to do it. You get out of it as much as you put into it. " — Camille Wheeler German Dancers perform a dance that depicts the seventh year of marriage. German Dancers — 165

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KTXT Climbs ratings charts by Putting on the hits University-owned KTXT- FM Radio became a hit radio station in the competitive Lubbock market in 1984. By programming a variety of shows and music. KTXT appealed to all audiences and reached new heights in popu- larity within the Lubbock area. Under the direction of Dr. Clive Kinghorn, KTXT is managed and staffed by Tech students who have interests in broadcasting. All Tech stu- dents are eligible to work at KTXT; it is a training facility Disc jockey Scott Ward looks through the station ' s record Hbrary for albums to play on the air. and was created primarily for the benefit of students study- ing within the mass com- munications department. Programming at KTXT dur- ing the past year included several specialty shows along with the contemporary hit for- mal of the station. Jazz was featured on Monday nights, followed by reggae on Tues- day nights and new music on Wednesday nights. Classical music was featured each morning of the week except Saturdays, and black urban, or sou! rhythm and blues, was An Alvarez presented on Sundays. In addition. KTXT presented the Metropolitan Opera during its December-May season. Other shows included the Saturday Top 20 Show and the Westwood I Taped Interview Program, which became pop- ular among Tech students and younger KTXT listeners. " In Perspective, " a radio talk show that dealt with current and controversial issues, also became a favorite among listeners. KTXT sports re- motes helped promote sports enthusiasm within the Tech community by keeping Re Raider fans informed on up-tc the-minute plays and score; The combination of the spe cialty shows and the basic foi mat provided for the broade range of listeners and man aged to attract a larger audi ence for KTXT. In essence, the listener told KTXT what they wante and KTXT responded, sai Bill Pettit, program director. — Dianne Bippei Program Director Bill Pettit anf E Gary Joiner discuss programmir ' ideas in the KTXT on-air studio. ' Filling out production assignments. Production Director Clay Herring prepares for the upcoming week. Examining news hot off the AP wire. Johnnie Paul prepares for a KTXT newscast. K 164 — KTXT

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Q ■ o Advertising key production factor staff is ' backbone Many organizations and op- erations have behind them a group of unsung heroes, a group of people who form the organization ' s backbone through their work. Though produced mainly by student staffs, the student publica- tions at Tech have behind them a large network of these " silent partners. " The advertising staff is made up of 15 students and two full-time employees who are responsible for all phases of advertising, largely for the University Daily. Their duties include sale of the ads and their design and layout. Through advertising. Stu- dent Publications is able to be more independent of the Texas Tech administration. The advertising staff brings in 85 percent of the funding for The UD. The business office staff is responsible for Student Pub- lications management opera- tions. The staff is basically the heart of Student Publications, said Mary Ramsey, business manager. The four-member business staff handles bookkeeping, correspondence, promotion, sales and distribution for TheUD, La Ventana and the Freshman Directory. The staff also serves as the main liaison between the publica- tions and Tech students. " Student Publications pro- vides the only medium of mass communication that ties all aspects of Texas Tech together, " said Richard Lytle, director of student publica- tions. The business office staff members also publish the Fresh ' man Directory, a listing an photos of all Tech freshmer " The purpose of the Fresh man Directory is to give th freshmen an opportunity l identify with a group of peopl as a class, " Lytle said. — Tracy Reimbol and Jane Quin Todd Smith sizes up an ad to be use in the next issue of The Universit Daily, while Tom Burgess uses proportion wheel to measure the siz of the ad. Both students work on th Student Publications advertising stall and handle the ads for the Tech new paper. Mickey Shivitz works on an ad that wa.s purchased by Mark Northcutt as Northcutt explains the details of the ad. Shivitz was a Student Publications advertising employee. Ad manager Jan Childress looks over the UD daily sales report. Mark Mamawal r Richard Lytle and Mary Ramsey dis- -g cuss the financial aspects of Student | Publications at Tech. Lytle is the di- | rector of student publications and -j Ramsey is business manager. 5 166 — Student Publications

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