The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, August 06, 1986, Image 3

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Wednesday, August 6, 1986yThe Battalion/Page 3 Warped by Scott McCullar jr Adkisson picks Bond to return to A&M as deputy chancellor 6OOP E.VENIW6, lapies avp GENTLE/AEA/. I'M 'lOOK X LOVEP THI5 PICTORE. \T'£ IWTEN^E*. ir^6UT WRPP MOVIE.CRITIC,ALIEW WRENCHlM(5. f 1T'5 University News Service Janies B. Bond will return to the Texas A&M University System staff Sept. 1 as deputy chancellor, with re sponsibilities similar to those that he held when he resigned two and a half years ago. Bond, 50, is the second deputy chancellor appointee to be an nounced by Chancellor Perry L. Ad kisson within the past week. Earlier, he named Dr. William H. Mobley to join his staff at the deputy chancellor level to assist in business, Financial and related matters. Both appointments are subject to confir mation by the A&M Board of Re gents. Adkisson said Bond will concen trate on legal and external affairs, emphasizing liason with local com munity leaders and governmental relations at the federal level. The chancellor praised Bond’s abilities and cited the value of his past experience with the system and his standing in the community. “He is a person in whom I hold great trust and for whom I have im mense respect, and he is also held in the highest regard by the regents, the administration and faculty for James B. Bond his ability and warm manner,” Ad kisson said. “I know that he is also held in great respect in the community and can be highly effective in working with local leaders to attain goals that are mutually beneficial,” he added. “It is my intention to strengthen the ties between the system and local government and local business lead ers, and Jimmy Bond can play a key role in such efforts,” Adkisson said. Bond said he is looking forward to returning to the system’s staff and working with Chancellor Adkisson. “I am certainly flattered to be ex tended the opportunity to rejoin the system — particularly to serve with Dr. Adkisson,” Bond said. “I also look forward to rejoining my many friends within the administration and faculties of all the system parts.” Before he resigned on Feb. 1, 1984, to re-enter private law prac tice, Bond was vice chancellor for le gal and public affairs. He initially joined the TAMUS staff in 1976 af ter practicing law in Navasota. He has been active in local gov ernment and civic endeavors. He is currently a member of the College Station City Council and he said he plans to continue to serve. While living in Navasota, he served as a trustee for the Navasota Independent School District and is a past president of the Grimes County Chamber of Commerce. In 1974 he was honored as the Grimes County Chamber of Com merce Outstanding Citizen. Also while residing in Navasota he served on the Texas Industrial Commis sion. Bond is a 1958 A&M graduate and he earned his law degree at the University of Houston’s Bates Col lege of Law in 1968. PALE, WITH A REVIEW OF THE MEW SCIENCE FICTION M<WIE,"AUENS/« *l5«g!l!!l WEIRD AWD HORRIFYING!^ ,T " 4S Sf®* 3SS-ASS... EEESr IT WAS EXCITIN ITS.. 0J6SS A heee LAPI65 AMP 6ENTLEMEM NOW YOU'VE ACTUAU-r SEEN A MOVIE CRITIC RAVE ABOUT A MOVIE Waldo by Kevin Thomas the following is a true story ' ipbK ./not lliiil u-d /sounds like . : • x an all- 5^! • o m IAI :;g|f DORM : CAN YOU ovea-act/ve boys AND GIRLS SAY "DISCRETE?" Harsh Realily by Gish Texas tries for 3rd consecutive Miss USA SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Michelle Royer, the new Miss Texas-USA, will try to make it three in a row for the state when she competes for the Miss USA title. Royer, 20, of Keller, was crowned Monday night at San Antonio’s Mu nicipal Auditorium. She will rep resent Texas in the Miss USA con test next February in Miami. The two previous Miss Texas- USAs went on to take the national ti tle. The four other finalists were, first runner-up, Miss Harris County, LeeAnne Locken; second runner- up, Miss Houston, Kimberly Greer; third runner-up, Miss Dallas County, Adrienne Ross; and fourth runner-up, Miss Bayou City, Crystal Dillard. Royer is a student at Tarrant County Junior College. New traffic light system in CS near completion By Jean Lennox Reporter College Station residents will find themselves growling at a few more stoplights next month after the city completes a new $295,300 traffic light system on Wellborn Road, Texas Avenue and FM 2818. The lights will be completed in the next 30 days, says Bill Bock- mon, managing resident engi neer for the State Department of Highways and Public Transporta tion. College Station Traffic Engi neer John Black says the traffic light project started March 10th and consists of five new traffic signals that cost about $60,000 each. Black says federal funds were made available for the lights after data revealed an excess number of accidents on the street. The state earmarks funds for highway improvement, he says, and the money is distributed to cities on the basis of need. The city recorded the traffic frequency on all the city streets and recorded the number of acci dents from 1981-84, then sent all the information to Austin, he says. “There must have been enough accidents at those inter sections for them to give us the money,” Black says. Bockman said the five new sig nals are at the intersections of FM 2818 and Longmire Drive, FM 2818 and Rio Grande Boulevard, Wellborn Road and Southwest Parkway, University Drive and Wellborn Road, and Texas Ave nue and Deacon Road. He says 90 percent of the pro ject was funded by the federal government and 10 percent was funded by the state. A new feature of the lights is a loop detector under the pave ment that senses metallic objects, he says. When a vehicle approaches the light, it sends a message to a com puter at city hall. The computer then determines the optimum traffic flow for that intersection. “This will help avoid any con gestion at the lights when all the students return for the fall,” he says. Black explains that since he is in charge of the traffic signal sys tem in Gollege Station, he re ceives all the nasty phone calls from people who are upset about the lights. “I didn’t realize that public re lations was 90 percent of the job when I took it,” Black says with a laugh. Sociology head named associate provost University News Service Dr. Jerry Gaston, professor and head of the Sociology Department at Texas A&M since 1981, has been named associate provost for the uni versity, effective Sept. 1. Provost Donald McDonald, who selected Gaston from a list of nomi nees provided by a faculty search committee, announced the appoint ment. , Gaston succeeds longtime A&M administrator Dr. Charles McCand- less, who is leaving to become exec utive vice president at Iowa State University. McDonald said, “1 am happy that Dr. Gaston has accepted this respon sibility, and I look forward to begin ning our work together. “Dr. Gaston brings to this office his many talents and a strong com mitment to the faculty and to equal employment opportunities for mi- .norities.” A native Texan, Gaston, 45, holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from East Texas State University and a master of philosophy and Ph.D. in sociology from Yale Univer sity. After earning his doctorate in 1969, he joined the faculty at South ern Illinois University, rising to the rank of full professor. During that time he also served as an exchange lecturer at the University of Galway in Ireland. In addition to serving on numer ous university committees including the President’s Advisory Council on Minority Conditions, Gaston has been a member of the Texas A&M Faculty Senate since 1983 • Service provides lists of scholarships By KATHRYN GREENWADE Reporter Students in the Bryan-College Station area who need financial aid can find help through a newly organized scholarship search service that puts them in touch with private donors. The Scholarship Source Registry, operated by Tom Stone, puts students in touch with schol arships that correspond to their career interests. The service provides a list of donors that the stu dent might not know about otherwise. Stone said. “The target group for the program is high school seniors and college freshmen and sopho mores,” he said. The application states that the program does not apply to juniors and seniors, but Stone said there is a service available to graduate students. The home company for the service. Academic Guidance Service, located in Marlton, New Jer sey, reported that over $4 billion in gifts, grants, and scholarships is available for students each year. Stone said many of these are not awarded because people are not aware that they are avail able. “I was amazed at the millions of dollars that go unawarded each year,” Stone said. “Part of the reason for the service is that peo ple don’t realize how many sources exist. We identify these sources for them.” Stone is an independent licensee who serves as a contact to the parent company. He charges a fee of $49 to cover the fee the parent company charges him. Students cannot go directly to the company in New Jersey, Stone said. To find out about these scholarships students must fill out an application. A computer at the parent company processes the information and sends the student a list of available sources. Stone said the students are guaranteed a list of at least five sources or they will be refunded their money. Once the students receive the list of donors, they are on their own and it is up to them to fill out the applications. The company will follow up on the students to see if they were successful in finding aid and if they liked the service, he said. There are no general qualifications such as need or grade point average to use the service, he said. “The only qualification is that you want to go to school,” he said. Money is available to those in trade and cosme tology schools as well as colleges and universities, Stone said. “There’s definitely a need for the service in this area,” he said. “There’s A&M, Blinn, a busi ness school and two beauty schools in the Bryan- College Station area.” Stone said the service had only been in exis tence in this area for three weeks, but that the parent company has been in operation since 1975. Students interested in the service can write Scholarship Source Registry, P. O. Box 9122, College Station, Texas, 77840 or call 696-8559. 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