The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, July 18, 1985, Image 3

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Thursday July 18, 1985AThe Battalion/Page 3 jSTATE AND LOCAL Facility could open in March Lab may entice more recruits By BRIAN PEARSON Stuff Writer The new Physiology Research and Condition Lab, which is expected to ppen in March, could bring more Athletes to Texas A&M, a University |\thletic Department spokesman "ays. Wally Groff, associate athletic di rector for finance, says the 23,000 ■quare-foot facility will be used for height training classes, athletic train ing and research. The lab will be lo cated near the southwest corner of Kyle Field “I’m sure its going to be one of the largest physiology research and training facilities in the country,” Groff says. “All of our coaches are excited about it, and it should help recruit more athletes.” Groff savs other athletic facilities under construction also should help in recruiting athletes. He s.ivs construction on both the Additional Physical Education and Intramural Playing Field and the Track and Field Events Center should be completed by December. The $3.3 million center, located west of Olsen Field, will have an in tercollegiate track, an intramural field complex similar to one on the north side of Olsen Field and a golf driving range. Groff says the track should bring larger collegiate track and field events to the University, such as NCAA meets. Currently, most events are held on a rotating basis with other Southwest Conference schools. When the track is completed, tem porary stands will be installed, but permanent stands with about a 6,800 seating capacity will be placed there later, Ciroff says. The track will not be open for public use, he sayS. “It will be a first-class facility,” Groff says. Salutes 1 by uni mient. I continia s reasorJ ar 2d| uld bedi for I m nekfl and M to acqi ipment aerials Dr. Donald T, Sawyer, of’ California, has been named as head of the chemistry department- Sawyer, one of the nation’s top re searchers in the study of oxygen reactions, was trained as an elec- trot hernist. He started his research t areer in 1056 by studying the electrochemistry of oxygen dissolved in water. Since then, he has taught chemistry and ftas published more than 200 research pub lications and four books. Sawyer will assume department head duties Sept, I. Dr. John jf. Diokel, associate dean of the College of Business Ad ministration, has been named associate provost for computing and info* mat ion systems at A&M, In hts new position, Dinkcl wall manage existing computing resources and assume, responsibility for computing-related insti tutional planning including administrative, instructional and re search computing. He also will coordinate planning and imple mentation for the acquisition and upgrading of computing resounes, including networking, support services, administrative applications, and research andmstrueiional computing facilities and support. Dinkel’s appointment is effective Sept. 1, Monique Louise DuBrule, of FI Paso, a senior ornamental horti culture student at A&M, has won a national competition spon sored bvthe American Society for Horticultural Sciences. DuBrule will receive the L.C. Chadwick Outstanding Senior astk and leadership abilities. Maintaining a a.99 grade point ratio, DuBrule is the lop horti culture student at A&M and will graduate in the top one percent of her class, She also is a National Merit Scholar, a member of sev eral national honor societies, and is the recipient of the Outstand ing Graduating Senior Award in the Department of Horticultural Sciences. State senator making bid for Mattox’s job Associated Press AUS I IN — State Sen. J.E. “Bus ter” Brown launched his campaign for attorney general Wednesday, at^ tacking incumbent Jim Mattox for spending nearly $260,000 in politi cal contributions on his successful commercial bribery trial defense. Brown, a Lake Jackson Republi can who has served in the Texas Senate since 1981, said Mattox’s use of political f unds for his defense — even if legal — reflects badly on the office. According to financial reports filed this week with the secretary of state, Mattox, a Democrat, paid al most $260,000 in fees for his de fense in the trial. He was found in nocent of charges that he threatened a Houston law firm’s bond business when it sought to question his sister in an oil rights case. Tom Green, Mattox’s political treasurer, has said that while state law prohibits personal use of politi cal funds, it doesn’t ttpply in this case because the charges against Mattox resulted from his official actions. Brown said he won’t make an is sue of the trial. als area te al readt a repli nt. Ri lace all ■nil of and vat ay the e to coa million on Id ea. prnent \ unde mal sn| o mi id ec niversti litors tor ie Hurl eopold r Smith Bloch, , Oslin. •earsou eopohl ssavoy, Clark, InieyC Bailey, Caspef x-.u ,111(1 iif a*’ nil' if ftci'" 1 r/;» /(In' n" 1 ' l H ' r u. Australian Aggie striving to reach goal By SALLY TAYLOR Reporter Australian Graeme Wren has worked on outback cattle stations, mined for gold, climbed mountains in Tasmania, explored the Great Barrier Reel and now hopes to go into space. Wren, 28, a flight lieutenant in the Royal Australian Air Force, is at A&M on a Rotary Foundation schol arship and is working toward his master’s in aerospace engineering. Wren came to A&M last summer after speaking to engineers and re ceiving the University’s enthusiastic response to his letter of inquiry. But the diploma isn’t the only rea son he came to the University. “A bit of paper doesn’t mean a thing,” Wren says. “Study and all that type of thing is fine, but the real meaning of coming over here is to get to know and see things. That is the education — the other is just ic ing on the cake. “I’ll never stop looking for the op portunity to learn — whether it be technical or otherwise. There is so much to get involved in.” Wren has been getting involved in things all his life. “1 worked every chance I had,” he says. “That provided some marvel ous opportunities. I worked on a two and one-half million acre outback station mustering and branding cattle, and I worked in an iron ore “I’ll never stop looking for the opportunity to learn — whether it be technical or otherwise: There is so much to get involved in. ”— Graeme Wren mine and I drilled for gold. I built si los and I worked in blacksmith shops. “There is truth in the saying that hard work is a cure for a lot of things. It helps give you personal confidence, personal pride, a sense of achievement and stamina,” Wren says. He added that despite being busy, he still managed to have fun. While working on a cattle station called Cosmo Newbry, he said he raised a joey (a young kangaroo). “I was a stockman at Cosmo New bry, and we lived on kangaroo be cause that was all there was.” he says. “The local aboriginal tribe killed a mother kangaroo to eat, so they had a little joey. I made a little pouch and had it swinging around my neck with his little head sticking out.” Wren says he hasn’t slowed his pace since he came to the United States. He spends a great deal of time traveling and making speeches about his country. He has spoken at Tulane University in New Orleans and at the space center in Houston. “And I love giving talks to schools — I’ve spoken to every primary school in the district/’ Wren says. “That’s what I like doing.” He says that in talking with chil dren both here and in Australia, he has found they often lack “the aim and the goal.” “Children need to learn that aim — perseverance — is the important thing,” he says. “If you have a goal, you reach for the top. If you never reach it, that doesn’t really matter as long as you can look back and say ‘I tried.’” When he is not studying or visit ing Schools, Wren says he likes going for drives and listening to music. But he doesn’t enjoy rock ’n’ roll. “I find that you don’t have to spend a lot of money to enjoy your self,” he says. Wren says he doesn’t get home sick very often. His mind is on some place even farther away than Austra lia. “My ultimate desire is to get into space,” he says. When Australia was offered a po sition on the space shuttle, he ap plied for the position, but it was later postponed. “It was postponed because the po- , 1)010 H ■ p/M ICS» MUSCULO SKELETAL PAIN STUDY TAMU students with recent (7 days) untreated muscle or bone injury, get $25 for taking safe leading prescription muscle relaxant. G & S Studies, Inc. 846-5933 TENSION HEADACHES? If eligible, get $20 for taking one easy dose of safe OTC medication and keeping di ary. Reputable investigators. G & S Studies, Inc. 846-5933 Our99C Margaritas are made from Tequila Sauza products. Their s aren't. really fine eats Daily from 4-7 p.m. ’ZZZZZZZZZL ZZZZZZZZZZZ2 ^ Learn to JITTERBUG at s GRAHAM CENTRAL STATION s si I • Class starts Sunday. 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Brown, 44, is the second Republi can to enter the race. Last week, Ed Walsh, the Williamson County dis trict attorney, resigned his post to run. AS did Walsh, Brown accused Mattox of failing to devote enough effort to criminal law enforcement. Brown said that although the at torney general’s office primarily is to deal with civil and constitutional is sues, he believes an attorney general also can take the lead in criminal jus tice matters before the Legislature and elsewhere. He also discounted reports he may not be eligible to run because of a constitutional prohibition on legis lators seeking offices for which they approved higher salaries. Brown said the salary hike in cluded in the appropriations bill was minimal, and he said lawmakers at tached a rider to the bill saying the raise doesn’t apply if one of them is elected to the post. All Skin Care Products Glamour Line Some Selected Items Hurry! Sale Ends July 31st Creekside Plaza (Next to the Hilton) 846-1888 40% off 50% off 75% off sition was originally meant for more of an observer, and that’s a little bit of a waste of a good spot,” Wren ex plains. “Instead of sending someone up as an observer now, we could wait a little longer and then really utilize the position.” Wren says he thinks he has a pre tty good shot at the position. “Right now, I’m just trying to im prove my chances,” he sayS. Wren will be at A&M another year improving his chances before he re turns to Australia. He Says he could continue his studying at A&M, but he would rather go home to spend Some time with his mother, who has been ill. “I’ve been recommended for a Ph.D.,” he says, “and I would really like to stay because there are things I haven’t done and things I haven’t seen.” But “my mum is pretty sick,” he says, “and I keep on thinking here I am here pursuing all this tech nical stuff, which in the big scheme doesn’t really matter much. If 1 lose out seeing Mum or spending good time with Mum, it’s just not worth it.” He says he does know that he will continue to aim for his goals. “My ultimate career objective is, of course, to get involved with the space program,” Wren says. “My other objective is to be satisfied and content with my life. The important thing is to have a goal.” \StJzzlin STEAK HOUSE is featuring two Aggie favorites each Thursday night from 4 p.m.-10 p.m. $ 3.09 Chicken Fried S teak Cream Gravy Your Choice of Potato Texas Toast Reg. $ 3.79 *6.99 17 oz. Choice Broiled Sirloin Now your choice of fl'amehrbiled or charbroiled. • Sauteed Mushrooms • Your Choice of Potato • Texas Toas t Reg. *7.99 ESTERS* SIZZLINOP^Sunday-Thursday STEAK HOUSE Friday TndSa P ,u”day 1701 South Texas Ave. n a.m.-ii p.m. Next to Rodeway Inn-Bryan 779-2822 Coming to the second session of Summer School? OPTIONAL MEAL PLANS ALL students may dine on a meal in the Commons Dining Center from July 11 until August 16. 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