The Aerie, Yearbook of University of North Texas, 1990 Page: 22
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past Texas Tech
Football team wins first
Eagles lose 35-16 to SFA
Men's basketball team
loses its first 17 games of
Somehow, the men's bas-
ketball team makes it to
the final game in post-
Drama department per-
forms "The Marriage of
Bette and Boo"
Jay Smith, Dean of the
College of Business, turns
in his resignation
NT archaeological team unearths prehistoric culture near Ray Roberts Lake
by Julie Hemby
Authorities with the U.S. Army
Corps. of Engineers were guarding
a site at Ray Roberts Lake where
an NT archaeology team had ex-
cavated findings from a prehistoric
culture that lived in North Texas
more that 11,000 years ago.
Findings from the Clovis Indian
culture were to be unveiled to the
press at the lake, which was about
10 miles North of Denton, said Dr.
Reid Ferring, NT excavation team
"These findings are from the ol-
dest culture we know about in
North America," Ferring, a geog-
raphy and anthropology faculty
member, said. "The site is believed
to be the oldest, best dated and
best preserved one from this cul-
Scientist called the find one of
the most significant in North Tex-
as, said Sally Werst, public affairs
officer for the Corps of Engineers
in Fort Worth. Werst declined to
discuss what was found and details
of the dig.
The corps funded the excava-
tions. Federal authorities hired re-
searchers at NT's Institute of Ap-
plied Sciences after workers un-
covered materials more than a year
ago while building Ray Roberts
The Clovis culture of the
Southern Plains hunted Ice Age
Mammoths, camels, bison and
horses. The prehistoric Indians
were believed to have first arrived
on the North American continent
from Asia more than 20,000 years
Scientists found isolated sites in
northern Mexico, Nova Scotia,
Canada and the United States. The
first archaeological find was un-
covered near Clovis, N.M. in 1932,
and that was how the name was
derived, Ferring said.
He hesitated to say too much
about the findings until the press
conference, but he did say that this
might be a "lucky find", meaning
that corps authorities were at the
"right place at the right time."
NT spring enrollment increases 2,000 from last year; surpasses Texas Tech
by Thao Hua
Preliminary figures for spring
1990 showed almost 2,000 more
students enrolled than last spring,
similar to fall 1989's record-high
enrollment, Lynda Nygren of the
As of Jan 27, the 12th class day,
NT had 25,547 students, an in-
crease of 1940 students or 8.2 per-
cent over last spring's 23,607.
Spring enrollment dropped from
last fall, which totaled 26,743, al-
though Nygren said the decrease
"Generally there's a decrease in
spring," Nygren said. "For one
reason or another, students don't
For example, in the College of
Education, some students choose
to attend school in the fall semes-
ter and seek teaching practicums in
the spring to satisfy certification
"Another thing has to do with
the academic status of students,"
Joneel Harris of the Registrat's Of-
fice said. "Some are suspended and
not allowed to return. There's just
a variety of personal reasons."
NT again was the fourth largest
school in Texas, surpassing Texas
Tech University in the number of
enrolled students, but falling be-
hind the University of Houston
and Texas A&M University. How-
ever, NT had the highest percent-
age increase of the four schools.
UT-Austin did not have a pre-
liminary enrollment figure avail-
able, but a spokesman said enroll-
ment for spring 1989 was 47,560.
Tech officials reported a 22,873
enrollment figure, an increase of
1.4 percent over last spring's
UH officials reported an in-
crease of 792 students or 2.7 per-
cent from last spring's 29,449 while
A&M reported an increase of
1,402 students or 3.8 percent from
NT had 6,041 more students
than in spring 1986, an increase of
Because of administrative
changes such as canceling classes,
primary figures differed from ac-
tual figures, which were not avail-
able, she said.
"Generally, there is some differ-
ence between the preliminary and
actual figures, but it's only a slight
difference of about 3 or 4 percent."
The number of transfer students
also increased in spring 1990. NT
had 2,532 transfer students, an in-
crease of 367 or 17 percent over
last spring's 2,165 figure.
To curb next year's enrollment,
the Faculty Senate passed a resolu-
tion to limit enrollment of transfer
students and incoming freshmen.
Transfer students with less than
30 credit hours would be required
in fall of 1991 to have a minimum
2.5 grade-point average, and a
minimum 2.25 GPA would be re-
quired for students with 31 to 45
credit hours. Students with more
than 45 credit hours would be re-
quired to have a minimum 2.0
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