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COPY a Nor RmtMS Draws Huge Turn-out P'4 Killing Fields Deserving of Nomination p. 5 Fencing ''hits'' Campus p. 7 Serving the University of Texas at San Antonio Community Tua«day, February 26, 1985 Voiuma V, Numbar/fu. V Controversy Delays SRA Election Iw Cyatfda Naah flrewe Editor f: lUa yaar'a SRA electiona havs been poatpones due to a lack cf aiudwita filing for poaitioiw. A'. the Fri>raary 20 meeting, concert nr conducting the electiona par <!bnatitHtional atandards mat raaiatanoa from thoae concerned that an election baaed on largely ttnconteated office* wa* not ^Mnocratic. ^Ray Lake, Chairman of Uie faction committea, reported that fiUng for poaitkHi* m the general election echeduled for Fabruary 26 and 27 had reeulted ia only one oonteetad poeition, that of w^homore rapraaantativa. Ha aaid tha reaaon *o few had fil¬ ed waa that no one knaw about the alactioa He recommended ex¬ tending the fiUng period until March IS. with elections to be haU on April 2 and 3. He noted tJd* prooadura would ba contrary to the organization's conatitution WMch at^latae election* muat ba hald two week* priw to spring "hMik. vTba Pariiamentarian, Stephen IfeiabalB, recommended a 2/3 vote ba takaa t« afiact the ehanga. •:-Riek Montemayor, Presidant, cacmmnaBdad adherence to the -dinaittation and said "holes" OMkl be fillad via he-house elec Lake mada a motion to pbatpone the alactkm* and receiv¬ ed no aaomid to hi* motion. Therefore, eaid Mark Dubose, Spnior Rapreacatativa, the alac- Mone ahoaU fall bade to conetitu- tional procaduiaa and ri*ctk>n* hyid aa *ehadalad. Lake aakl "I think wa ahouki vk>fait* tha oooatitntioa and hoM etactfama aftar apring taaak aa we hava in tha paat." Whan ha receiv¬ ed no aimport for thi* poaitkm. ha reaigned aa chairman of the Elec¬ tion committee. Veronica KnuMT, Vksa-Praaklent, agiaad to fill-in aa chairperKm. Dr. Jeff Root than atated "You •iKnild have two pec^le running f«^ avary office — it'* th*' democratic way." He weat on to eay, "Maybe UTSA doaan't daaarva a democracy if tha atadanta don't care enough to run fir office." rXramer then mad* a motkm for camprwaiaa - that tha alacticin ba extended fw one more week. Thi* wa* seconded by Mike Perez, Oraduate representative. Montamayw then aaked for Kramer, Lake, Roet, Jane Duckworth, Adminiatrative Ad¬ viaor, and Koebele to Join jVhat the NueleoT'Free ina Beferendum Sflyaf| 11 n^ of tlM Univtnwityl lesos ai San Antonio deciaM ithirir can^a and aU l«ad* unM University contrrf a Nud^i^l rah and development al at this Univ«^ ;tad. Board of Reipnt* (rf thr .y of Texas System pursue h«;al actioa Juetcompen weapona at, any Individual him ia the haU to continue diacus- *ion of the matter. Remaining member* were aaked to continue di*cu*sion among themaelve*. Upon hi* return, Moi)tamayor called tb* meeting baoito order. After continued didbuseion of Kramer'e motion, it waa agreed by a 13-1-1 vote that the electiona wouM be held March 12 and 13 with flUng to ck>ae March 1. At thia point. Lake aaid that aince the organization had come more in line with his poeitk>n, he wouU Uke to re-inaUta hini**lf a* chairman. The dadekm wa* mad* for Um to *har* th* re*p<»- *ibUiti** with Kramer. Kramer asked that atudenu ba reminded that in additton to regular filing procedure*, write-in candidata* ar* con*idared in th* ganaral faction a* weU. Further, *b* aaktd that any atudant* in¬ taraatad hi h^ibig with th* elec¬ tion by manning the alecti<m Ublea, contact the SRA offk». In cloeing discussion of the elec- tlona, Rebecca Fountain, Senior Ropreeentative, recommended that procedures be put in place to avoid future election confusion. Itt-houae elections fiUed recent¬ ly vacated positions. Kaely Bristow filled tha Recording Secretary poeition; the poeition of Traaeurer remain* vacant aince no one filed for the job. Individual class representatives were filled at a previous meeting; they in¬ clude, Meliaaa Sutherland, freshman; Cathy Villarreal, sophomore; M0nika McOowen, junior; and Robert Borowaky, senior. Other busines* included diecu*- sion of the University Life Awards. Fleata UTSA, the River Parade float, and the Nudear- Free Zone reeolution. Univwrity Life Award nomina¬ tion* closed Wednesday, February 20. Information on those nomina ted should be tumed in by February 27. Barbara Hoff¬ man, Chairparaon of the ULA conunittee, announced the judgea for thia year's award*. Thay •>*: Marc Byrd and Kathryn Montemayor meeta with aome SRA membera and adviaors in the hall room. outside the SRA meeting Caknupp, etudents; Linda ^^ ^^ . Tp^ 1 1 /^ 1 • ijasscsi^sacite; Campus Gets Endowed Chair Dehn, faculty: Hoffman eaid that the aalectione were made from outaide the SRA thi* year. Fiesta UTSA wiU continue to accept booth sign-upe through March 6. The next CouncU of PreeklenU meeting ie scheddM for that day and wUl be heU in 2.01.04 HB. The River Parade committee, chaired by Barbaaa Hoffman, said that eight paoffia wouU be aalactad to ride thi* y*ar'* float. Includad would be Homecoming King and Queen, five ULA reci¬ pient*, and one winner of the "Why I Want to Ride On the UT¬ SA FkMit" conteet. Conteetanto wiU be narrowed to five by the committee, with the win t to be edactad by SRA member . Mika Parez preaanted a copy of tbe Nuclear Free Zone resolution to members for their review. Fur¬ thar discu**ion of the handling of thi* reeolution at the general elec¬ tiona wa* tabled untU the naxt meeting.* Gifts and pledges amounting to 1500.000 were accepted Thura¬ day, February 14, 1986. by the Board of RegsnU of The Univer¬ aity of Texaa Syatem to e*UbU*h the Ehno Jame* Burke, Jr. Chah- in Management of Building/ Devekipttient hi the CoUege of Businee* at The Univeraity of Texaa at San Antonio. The major contribution to the endowment is being made by Mrs. Elmo James Burke, Jr. in memory of her husband who waa an atttnney and home builder in San Antonio untU hi* death May 1, 1988. othar gift* and pledge* to the fund include 1106,650 from Mr. Burka'* friend* and colleague* in the Oraater San Antonto BuUdere Association and the National Association of Home BuUder*. "The eatabUebment of UTSA'* first endowed chair ia an impor¬ tant and hiatoric event for this univ*r*ity," said Dr. James W. Wegener, president of UT San Antonio. "We are honored to be the beneficiary of this tribute to Mr. Burke. Thi* chair wiU ensure that Mr. Burke's commitment to excellence in the business of buUding and in higher education wUl be weU represented by UTSA students." The chair wiU provide faculty for students pursuing the bachelor of business administra¬ tion degree in management with a concentration in building/ development. "This program of¬ fers business students a unique opportunity," said Dr. E.D. "Doug" Hodo, Dean of the Col¬ lege of Buslnees. "The program, which is the only one of its kind in the United ' States, allowed business students to pursue coursework in engineering and ar¬ chitecture whUe studying 'Ught construction' — the building of UTSA Hosts National Toumament VartoM ¦aaemblad throacb-oot tb* HB Thaaa ^vdaarta ham UCLA amd tha Akt Porea ware dabirtinc tba iaamm "fSkmM tba UJB. provUa to MM^iaswicnrtic MtioM"? By Mary Aaa ViBa Staff Writer This past waeJMnd brought nation-wide recognition to UTSA, when the Univereity hosted a na¬ ttonal levd Forensics touma¬ ment. Over forty echools from coast-to-coaat participated in debate, and a variety of in¬ dividual events including poetry, dramatic interpretation, and-par- suaaive and imfnomptu speaking. The toumament, hekl in the HB. began Friday at 1 P.M. with the firat round of debate. Thare were 34 teama entered in Junior Diviaton d*bate. and 16 Senior teama. from achoola aU ovar th* country. Individnal event* took friaoe on Saturday, with debate continuing throug^ioat the entire weekend, ending on Sunday night. Thia tournament is (' recognized at the national level by, the American Forensic* Aaaociation a* one of a aeriea of competiUtms neceeeary for maay conteetanta to eam qualifying points for National Finals com¬ petitton. Ther* war* a numbar of out of ¦tate cchoola comprting, a* wdl a* aeveral Taxa* and tocal par- tic^iant*. Davkl Tuck, partici¬ pant in informative episaking from the United SUtae Afr Force Academy in Colorado Springs, was impre8*ed with the size of the toumament: "This is an extreme¬ ly hu-ge toumament, e*p*ci*lly for thi* area. Moat of tbe toui^ nament* in the eouthwaat are regional onee. It'* not often that thia many schools compete with each othar outskle of CaUfomia, or the Eaat." John Jackaon, coach for the Southwest Missouri State team was particularly im- praeeed with the level of competi¬ tion ia debate. Both UCLA and Weber State CoUage. in Utah, the number one and numbar two teams in the nation, reepeetivdy, advanced to final* in Senior V>M- sion. with Weber's victory tato- ing them within nine pt^ts of top-ranked UCLA. Junior Divi¬ aion wa* won by Miami Univarai¬ ty, who beat out California Polytech from San Luia Ofatopo^ in the final round of debate on Sunday nic'-t. Taxaa achool* dfal well hi tai- dividual avente againat auch na¬ tional competitor* aa the United State* Afr" Force Academy and the Univereity of Southern CaUfomia. Trinity gamered top honws in impromptu and extem¬ poraneous speaking, and San An¬ tonio College took home trophiee in both persuasive and infor¬ mative speech. Other regional achool* that did well were Southwaat Texaa State Universi¬ ty, Rice University, UT- Arlington, and the University of Ttaaa at El Paso. The UTSA squad did not participate bi ita oam toumament. Skip Eno, Ofrsctor of Forenaica at UTSA. stated that he was "pleaaad with the exceptional tur¬ nout at thia year's toumament." He further noted that the level of participation ia "a reflection of UTSA's growing reputation within the national Foreneic* community." Eno appreciated th^ contributions of time by savaral faculty mambers who par- ticteatad by judgfaig both debate ¦nd individual eventa. "A touma¬ ment of this size would be ex¬ tremely difficult to manage without the support of fiCHlty and ataff niMrbara." commantad Eno. single and multi-family residences and smaU commercial projects such as strip shopping centers. No other university of¬ fers a construction degree through a business school." Burke, for whom the chafr was named, received his BA degree from the University of Houston and his LLB degree at The University of Texas Law School. The former major in the U.S. Marine Reserves practiced law in San Antonio in the late 1940s. By 1951, after joining his father's building business, he was elected president of the Greater San An- vonio Builders Association. He also had served as president of the National Association of Home BuUders (1961) and was inducted into the Housing HaU of Fame hi May of 1979. Burke's profes¬ sional phUosophy was dedicated to buUding quality homes at a reasonable price.* Regents FiU Vacancies AUSTIN. Texas (SpM - Jees Hay of Dallas, a member of The University of Texas System Board of Regents since 1977, was elected chairman of the nine- member group Thursday. The Regents also elected Robert B. Baldwin III as first vice chairman and Shannon RatUff, second vice chairman. Both are of Austin. Mr. Hay succeeds Jon Newton of Austin as chairman. Mr. Newton's term on the board aa- piled this month, as did the t*rm* of Jame* L. PoweU of Port McKavett and Howard N. Richard* of Auatin. The three have been reptocad on the Board, through appointment by Gov. Mark White, by Jack Blanton of Hou*ton. W.R. Rodan of MkUand and Mr. RatUff. Mr. Hay wa* fir*t appointed to tbe Board of Regenta by Gov. Dolph Briacoe in 1977 and waa reappointed by GoveratH- White in 1983. Regenta aarva six-yaar terme. In assuming the chairmanship, Mr Hay notad that. "Aa a firat priority, the Board muat extend ita beet effort to omtinue ade¬ quate legislative funding for the compooMita of the U.T. System and, hidaed aU of Texas Ugba- •ducation."
|Subject||University of Texas at San Antonio--Periodicals.|
|Description||A digital archive of The Paisano, a student operated newspaper at the University of Texas at San Antonio.|
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