The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, September 05, 1980, Image 5

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what’s up
MSC TRAVEL COMMITTEE: The deadline for applications for
new members is today. All interested persons should pick up an
application in the cubicle in 216 MSC. Interviews will be
conducted Sept. 8-10.
LIVING WORD CAMPUS FELLOWSHIP: Will meet at 7:30 p.m. in
402 Rudder.
BAPTIST STUDENT UNION: Will have its annual Fall Howdy Party
and open-air concert at 7 p.m. at the Baptist Student Center, 201
Old College Main.
OCTOBER CALENDAR: The deadline for recognized student orga
nizations to submit activities for the October activities calendar is
noon in the Student Activities Office.
OASIS: will meet at 7:30 p.m. 601 Rudder.
10: A wealthy, successful musichm pursues the ultimate fantasy. He
follows Bo Derek to Mexico where his fantasy comes true with
unpredictable results. The feature will be shown at 7:30 p.m. in
Rudder Auditorium.
THE JERK: A host of zanies fill the screen with non-stop mad-cap
humor in this story of the life and times of a real jerk. The feature
will be shown at midnight in Rudder Auditorium.
AIAA: Will have a welcome-back party at 6 p.m. in Area 2 of Hensel
PAKISTAN CLUB: Will have its first meeting of the semester at 7
p.m. in 404 Rudder. Everyone is welcome.
OPAS: Student Season Tickets are on sale through Sept. 13 at the MSC
Box Office.
A&M WHEELMEN BICYCLING CLUB: The first fall ride will begin
at 9 a.m. at Rudder Fountain. The ride will be 15 miles.
KOREAN STUDENT ASSOCIATION: Will have a picnic at 10 a m.
at Hensel Park. For more information call or 845-3579.
CATHOLIC STUDENT ASSOCIATION: Will have a one-day retreat
beginning at 9 a.m. at St. Mary’s Student Center. The retreat will
end at 4 p.m. and the cost is $2.
ACADEMIC SKILLS CLINIC: The Academic Counseling Center
will sponsor a clinic dealing with time management, basic study
skills and test-taking at 9 a.m. in Rudder Theater.
STUDENT SENATE ORIENTATION: This mandatory meeting for
all student senators and any persons who are interested in filling a
senate vacancy will be from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in 301 Rudder.
MSC OPEN HOUSE: Tours of the MSC will begin periodically from
6:30-10:25 p.m. at Rudder Mall and end at the reception area. A
street dance will begin at 8 p.m. in the C. Rollie White Coliseum
Area. Representatives from student organizations will be at the
10: The feature will be shown at 7:30 p.m. in Rudder Auditorium.
THE JERK: The feature will be shown at midnight in Rudder Au
TAMU CRICKET CLUB: Will meet at 3:30 p.m. on the MSC Drill
TEXAS A&M SPORTS CAR CLUB: Will have an open house at 6:30
p.m. on the second floor of the MSC.
INDIA ASSOCIATION: Will present a program Tndia-Myths and
Realities ’ at 7:30 p.m. in 103 Zachry Engineering Center.
BRAZOS BOWMEN: Will sponsor a membership meeting and
equipment auction at 2 p.m. at the BBAC.
Allll, 000 distributed
MSC Open House set
Survival kits inform Ags for Saturday night fun
By Starr Moore
Battalion Reporter
Eleven thousand Aggies know
more about Texas A&M University
this year — that is, if they read the
contents of the survival kit distri
buted by Student Services.
The survival kit contains 12
brochures including services offered
by Texas A&M, a consumers’ guide,
a student organization guide and a
calendar of student events.
Out of the 11,000 kits prepared,
4,500 were distributed to the dorms,
and the rest were picked up by in
terested students at locations at the
Memorial Student Center.
Eric Langford, student govern
ment vice president for student ser
vices, said the kits went faster than
he expected. All copies were gone by
Tuesday at 3 p.m.
Langford said only 11,000 kits
were prepared because Student Ser
vices was limited by funds, volun
teers and an under-estimation of the
demand for the kits.
Not only does the kit help fresh
men become aware of the Universi
ty’s services, Langford said, but it
also informs those already aware of
them when, where and how the ser
vices may be used.
He said some students have called
to express their gratitude for the kit.
Thirty-five volunteers, including
some from the Residence Hall Asso
ciation, the Off-Campus Aggies and
the Corps of Cadets, worked all day
until 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
compiling the brochures in four
rooms reserved in the MSC.
Langford said of the joint work
effort, “I never realized just how
many 11,000 folders were ... It’s
amazing how much went into it.’’
The kit brochures were paid for by
the individual Texas A&M depart
ments. The folders were paid from
the Texas A&M Bookstore Profit
Student Services is thinking of
putting the kits in magazine form
next year, Langford said, so private
businesses would absorb the cost
through advertisements.
Great Melon Munch attracts
fun-lovers andseed-spitters
MSC Open House ’80, scheduled for Saturday, aims to give new
students a closer look at Texas A&M University and returning students
a chance to see old friends.
Memorial Student Center tours, a reception, fashion shows and a
street dance highlight the events, starting at 6:30.
Dwight Smith, program adviser, said Open House will introduce
new students to University administrators and faculty, student organi
zations and MSC services.
About 92 student organizations will recruit new members in the
MSC second floor ballrooms, Smith said, including the 19 MSC Coun
cil and Directorate committees.
MSC tours will leave Rudder Mall between 6:30 and 10:25 p.m., to
introduce students to MSC services, Smith said.
Singers, ventriloquists and MSC College Bowl will perform in the
Main Lounge.
Outside, the MSC Hospitality Committee will hold two fashion
shows at 7 and 9 p. m. by the fountains between the MSC and the Board
of Regents annex.
The Texas Highriders, former opening act for Ronnie Milsap, will
provide the music for a street dance in front of G. Rollie White
Coliseum from 8 to 11:30 p.m.
MSC Aggie Cinema will present “10” at 7:30 p.m. and “The Jerk” at
midnight for $1.25 in Rudder Auditorium.
By Lydia Johnson
Battalion Reporter
The Great Melon Munch may join
the list of traditions enjoyed by the
students of Texas A&M University.
More than 800 people were
attracted to the festivities sponsored
by the Organization for the Advance-
ment of Spiritual Involvement
Among Students (OASIS).
Members of OASIS said the 400
watermelons gathered weighed
approximately two and one-half tons
and were cooled by 1,300 lbs. of ice.
The seed-spitting contest, three-
legged race and melon roll were a
few of the contests which delighted
Hakim Yasin won the seed
spitting contest, men’s division, with
a record of 38 ft., 11 in. Yasin, a
21-year-old sophomore industrial
engineering major from Kuwait,
said, “I could spit far because the
wind was blowing against me and it
made me try harder,” he said.
Ellen Smith won the women’s di
vision with a spitting win of 24 ft., 7
Smith and her sister Evelyn won
the women’s division of the three-
legged race in 11.1 seconds.
“Start with the outside foot and
don’t think about your partner, ” they
Winning the men’s division were
Randy Holmes and Mike Donovan
with a record time of 12.7 seconds.
The mixed division title went to Ubi
Figueredo and Doreen Cote in 12.3
The melon roll was canceled when
the melons couldn’t withstand the
Kent Welkener, OASIS presi
dent, said the Melon Munch objec
tive was to get people together to
have fun and learn about the club.
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