The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, February 09, 1983, Image 3

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Page 2 local Battalion/Page 3 February 9, 1983 Peace Corps agents develop new outlook by Angel Stokes :»gan rEui id local mens anti-mii ff v Peace Corps volunteers, from left, Bette Straubinger, staff photo by Irene Mees Mitch Auerbach, and Gregory L. Gregory. Battalion Staff After living and working overseas, returning to the Un ited States can cause culture shock, U.S. Peace Corps repre sentatives, Mitch Auerbach, Gregory L. Gregory and Bette Straubinger, said Tuesday. “When I first came back, I saw the commercial for Atari games that asks, ‘Have you play ed your Atari today?’ and I didn’t know what an Atari was,” Auerbach said. He said that he now thinks in terms of “the rest of the world and then the U.S.” because the United States is the one that’s different. Auerbach, who is working on his master’s degree at Texas A&M, lived in Guatemala from 1980 until 1982 where he was a regional forester. He said he joined the Peace Corps because he didn’t want to settle down af ter graduating from college. “I got a lot more than I gave because I learned lessons that will stick for a lifetime,” he said. Auerbach also said that read ing about events in the United States while in Guatemala was like reading fiction. Gregory worked as an exten sion agent in Paraguay from 1979 to 1980. Although he had traveled and lived outside the United States, he said being a Peace Corps worker was a uni que experience because he lived like the natives. small fish in a very large pond,” Gregory said. Straubinger was in the Philip pines from 1979 until 1981 working with dairy livestock. She said living there was dif ferent because money is not as important to people as it is in the United States. Paraguay is different from the United States because young adults are given responsibilities that are usually reserved for old er people. “I was a medium fish in a small pond there, but when I re turned to the U.S., I became a She joined the Peace Corps: after she became interested in dairy animals while raising her three children. She said that she wanted to continue with her in terest to benefit others. Straubinger is recruiting for the Peace Corps while visiting Texas A&M. I -i Gregory, the Texas A&M Peace Corps representative, and Straubinger will be present to answer questions at the Peace Corps information table that will be in the Memorial Student Cen ter on Feb. 23, 24 and 25. an pusk i rathei |j viewed; d, it count onth its ofi im.And 0 dont ive told! or boll oitmeni vt been: ble. by Patrice Koranek Battalion Staff The Texas A&M Residence Hall Association has come up ith a new way for students to ihow their spirit. February 23, vas officially designated as Ma- oon Day by RHA at their meet ing Tuesday night. feb. 23 named Maroon Day’ Maroon Day, when all stu dents are invited to wear ma- oon, is just one of the activities ilanned for Traditions Aware ness Week, February 21 to March 5, said Gene Hawkins, hairman of the RHA Tradi- ions Awareness Committee. The two week period was set up p make A&M students more ware of Aggie tradition, he said. “Students are not as exposed to traditions as they used to be,” he said. ” We are trying to fix that.” Buck Weirus, Class of’42, will start the activities with a speech on traditions February 21, Haw kins said. Other activities planned by the committee are a field trip on February 28 to sites around campus that have to do with tra ditions and a competition be tween residence halls to see who puts on better programs prom oting traditions, he said. The Traditions Awareness Week is this year’s counterpart to last year’s Security Awareness Week, also sponsored by RHA, Hawkins said. In other business, RHA accepted a resolution stating that a Hall of the Year Award be given to both a male and female dorm, instead of just one dorm. I Relax, Have Fun, Enjoy 1 ne. Tti‘ 3 f the n of* jnimit 15 partis they f line new trad' 5 r. 1 1 1 on n“ t: ona have Is as a ,als ^ a 1 key eiro" 11 offW Way* tv and* | hand' 1 otherf 3 step withDI tru ire • t hadtf Enter a new wonderful world of excitement. The atmosphere is different — the perfect setting for your favorite cocktails! And what food! The menu offers a variety that all the family will enjoy. Popular prices, too. Discover Julie’s Place soon it’s the kind of restaurant that makes you want to come back again and again. 607 Texas Ave. College Station Phone: 696-1427 Open every day — Lunch, Dinner, Cocktails PHI ETA SIGMA SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS Seniors who plan to enter graduate or profes sional schools in Fall 1983 and who are mem bers of Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society should get in touch with the faculty advisr Dr. Curtis F. Lard in Rm. 113, System Bldg., Phone 845-3712. National Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society will award eight $1,000 scholarships and twenty- eight $500 scholarships this year on the basis of the student’s scholastic record, evidence of creative ability, potential for success in chosen field, and character. Only members of Phi Eta Sigma are eligible for these gift scholarships. National deadline for submitting applications is March 1. Application forms are available from the faculty adviser to the local chapter. Local deadline for applications is February 23, 1983. 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