The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, May 03, 1967, Image 1

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    Phillippe SpeSkT To Students,
HONORS CONVOCATION . . . rows of scholars replace
the nsnal basketball crowds as outstanding students
filled the Coliseum for recognition at the annual
Honors Convocation.
People-To-People Criticizes ...
NU Apathetic To
Foreign Students
By Dan Looker
Junior Staff Writer
Criticism has been leveled
at administration for its al
leged lack of encouragement,
of foreign student enrollment
at the University by members
of People-to-People PTP).
Phyllis Donaldson, chair
man of the Student-to-Student
Committee announced that
People-to-People of PTP will
hold a special meeting
Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. in the
Nebraska Union to "discuss
American study apathy to
wards foreign students, ad
ministrative policies towards
them and to re-evaluate the
programs of PTP."
People-to-People is a stu
dent organization aimed at
promoting better internation
al understanding on the cam
pus. No Encouragement
Miss Donaldson criticized
administration for its '"appar
ent policy of not encouraging
foreign students to attend the
University for the purpose of
providing educational facili
ties to more Nebraskans."
"We feel that in the long
run this isolationist policy will
deprive University students of
a broadened education," she
She also expressed disap
pointment in the students lack
of interest in foreign stu
dents. "People complain about the
lack of culture here, yet most
University students d 0 n't
know one of the 155 foreign
students on this campus.
Varying Cultures
"These students represent
widely varying cultures from
some 20 Latin American coun
tries, 12 African and Asian
nations, England, France,
Italy, Germany, Austria and
Greece." she said. "Often
these students are some of the
most outstanding people in
their countries yet they are
virtually ignored here."
Miss Donaldson noted that
"this apathy towards foreign
cultures at the University is
not typical of even most mid
western universities."
She cited the University of
Kansas, where there are 500
foreign students and where
some foreign students live as
guests in fraternities and so
rorities, as an example of a
university wilih a more hos
pitable environment for for
eip students.
NU Connections
Ravi Maniktala, a commit
tee chairman for PTP, said
that most foreign students
have never heard of Nebras
ka before coming here and
that the only reason they
come to the University is be
cause friends already here
recommend it.
"If the administration and
the American students show
no interest in foreign stu
dents, then their number will
continue to decline," he said.
He said most American stu
dents were apathetic towards
foreign students and those
that attended PTP meetings
did so only during first sem
ester to get activities points.
Apathetic Students
"Most of the American stu
dents dont even talk to the
foreign students at the meet
ings." The University has the few
est number of foreign stu
dents in the Big Kflit, ac
cording to Mrs. Boykin, for
eign student advisor.
"'Even if we had twice as
many foreign students we
would still be last in the Big
Many Fingers
"As to why this is, it's hard
to put your finger on it," she
said, "although there are a
number of factors involved."
"We require College Board
Examinations for foreign stu
dent admission, which have
to be paid in American mon
ey," she continued. "The ne
cessary $12 dollars required
can be a prohibitive ex
pense." She said the $5 fee for reg
istration applications is an
other "unnecessary hurdle"
for the foreign students since
it is sent back if they are not
accepted and it is deducted
from their tuition if they are
More Scholarships
Mrs. Boykin said Colorado
has 25 scholarships available
for entering foreign students
while at Nebraska a foreign
student must wait one year
until be is eligible for an up
perclass regents scholarship.
After arriving at the Uni
versity the foreign students
problems are not over, Mrs.
Boykin noted. "Most of the
foreign students feel that they
are better accepted by the
Lincoln community than on
campus," she said.
"Some of them go through
four years of college and al
ways feel like an observer
.rather than a participant"
she added.
One Organization
Mrs. Boykin also said she
felt that having one organiza
tion for foreign students in
stead of two would be more
effective. "People-to-People is
run mostly by Americans and
Nebraska International As
sociation is mainly made up
of foreign students." she con
tinued. "This separation doesn't
serve any necessary pur- ,
pose," she added. Mrs. Boy
kin suggested that the two
clubs be combined under a
new name such as "Cosmo
politan Club" which is the
name of the international club
at the University of Colorado.
4 Outstanding Nebraskan
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One student and three facul
ty members have been nomi
nated as outstanding Nebras
kans as of 6 p.m. Tuesday.
Letters of nomination will
be received in the Daily Ne
braskan office until noon Fri
day for the award which will
go to one student and one fac
ulty member. The winner
will be announced in Mon
day's Daily Nebraskan.
The nominees so far are
Larry Johnson, Dr. Peter
Wolfe, Dr. John Lonnquist
and Dr. Lisle Rose.
Larry Johnson
Johnson, the nomination
states, has served the campun
in Corn Cobs, ASUN and Pi
Sigma Alpha and has been a
member of Beta Theta Pi
and the Innocents Society.
The letter cites his work as
election commissioner in the
recent ASUN election as
jtMWp James Blackman was
namea me tsui iter's student
Professor and five other fac
ulty were presented Distin
guished Teaching Awards at
the University's Honors Con
vocation Tuesday.
Blackman, assistant dean of
the College of Engineering
and Architecture, received a
plaque and a $500 award. Ha
was cited for "his sincere in
terest in, and concern for stu
dents and outstanding meth
ods of teaching."
The third faculty member
to receive the award, con
ferred by the student organ
ization. Builders, Blackman
has been teaching here since
1941. In 1956 Blackman was
awarded the Distinguished
Teaching Award.
live Faculty
The five faculty who re
ceived the Distinguished
I ( " Yi&Mfff-4'j
Wednesday, May 3, 1967
Regents Ask F or Deferred Rush Study
By Julie Morris
Senioi Writer
Inter-fraternity Council
K1FC) will immediately begin
a study of deferred rush as a
result -tf a Board of Regents
recommendation that such a
study be made.
According to IFC President
Gene Hohensee, the council
will t gin work at its Wednes
day meeting on a study of the
rush proposal, which would
substitute seme type of de
ferred fraternity and sorority
rushing for the present for
ma rush week in the fall.
The Regents Tuesday rec
ommended that the Office of
Student Affairs make a study
of deferred rush as a possible
program for the University.
A final decision on switching
to such a system would rest
with the Regents.
Panhellenic Views
Panhellenic President Shari
Residents Of Pound Hall
Eligible For Hall Offices
AH women not currently
living in Pound Hall but
who plan to do so next year
are eligible to file for office
Counsel Service
Sets Night Hours
University Counseling Ser
vice is open Wednesday eve
nings from 7 to 10 p.m., ac
cording to Dr. Harry Canon
and Vernon W'illiams.
Williams noted that space
restrictions in the Counseling
Service have limited the num
ber of students who can be
seen at any one time and tnat
evening hours will make it
possible for the staff to see
more students.
Canon said he sees the
change as an opportunity to
explore better ways of meet
ing student needs because
day time houi s are not alw ays
convenient for students.
Williams and Canon stated
that the change should be
helpful in meeting the re
quests for counseling by larg
er numbers of students that
usually occur in the spring.
Students wishing to make
an appointment with a coun
selor can do so by stopping
in at the Counseling Service
in 108 Administration or call
ing extension 2008 and 2009.
"best exemplifying his devo
tion to the student body as a
whole "
This year, the nomination
continues, Johnson had "the
thankless job of k e e p i n g
things as legal as possible"
in w h a t was termed "the
most emotional campaign in
the campus history."
"Few seniors have cared
enough to work right through
their last year on campus."
the letter concludes.
Dr. Peter Wolfe
Wolfe's letter of nomination
describes him as being "one
of the most sought-after in
structors in the English de
partment and the University
in general."
The nomination continues
that he is "vital, energetic,
devoted and learned. His pub
lications and his teaching
are both noteworthy.
Students Seek Him
His class in modern fiction
Teaching Award medallions
with a $1,000 check Tuesday
were: .
Dale Gibb, professor of
architecture, a faculty mem
ber since 1959 cited for the
development of a strength
ened graduate program in ar
chitecture. Ray Frantx, professor of
English, a specialist in the
Age of Enlightment and Rea
son and a faculty member
for over 35 years.
Walter Mientka, profess
or of mathematics, director
of the National Science Foun
dation Summer Institute in
math for high school teach
ers. Keith Newhouse, profess
or of mechanical engineer
ing, faculty adviser for Sig
ma Tau professional fratern
ity and recipient of an Amer
Muller said Panhellenic now
has no plans for a move to
ward a study of deferred rush.
She said the council was
"aware" that the Regents
were discussing the issue and
noted that the National Pan
hellenic Council recommends
the use of fall formal rush
over a deferred rushing sys
tem. According to IFC Treasur
er Jerry Olson, the Regents
have made three similar rush
recommendations in the past
five years. Nothing has come
of these proposals with the
exception of a 1963 IFC study
recommending that a de
ferred rushing program would
be unacceptable for the Uni
versity. G. Robert Ross, vice chan
cellor and dean of student af
fairs, said his office will make
the study in conjunction with
in the Pound HaH elections
which willl be held May 11,
according to Elaine Kallos,
president of Pound.
Interested students may
file for office at the Pound
Hall office between the
hours of 9 a.m.-noon. 2 p.m.
5 p.m., 7 p.rrL-11 p.m. un
til Saturday.
Available Offices
Offices which are avail
able include: president, vice
president, secretary, trea
surer, social chairman, ac
tivities chairman and IDA
In addition, a public re
lations chairman, scholar
ship chairman, intramurals
chairman and program
chairman will be appointed
Contact Students
Students who are unable
to file at any of the listed
times should contact Dox
Sato, Carol Welsh or Elaine
Kallos for this purpose.
An orientation for the
candidates will be held
Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the
Cather-P 0 u n d conference
room. Students desiring
further information should
contact one of the three stu
dents listed above.
was also praised and the nom
ination pointed out that "ev
ery semester, many disap
pointed students are turned
away by the registrar."
Lonnquist, a professor ot
agronomy, has been de
scribed as one whose "untir
ing, unselfish labors have
brought international acclaim
not only to himself, but also
to the college of agriculture."
The letter continues that his
listing in Who's Who in Amer
ica calls him a C. Petrus Pro
fessor of Agronomy, Fellow
American Society of Agrono
my, recipient of the Distin
guished Service to Agricul
ture Award, and is an advisor
to the Rockefeller Founda
tion as well as a lecturer in
So. America.
Dr. John Lonnquist
Lonnquist is a member of
the American Genetics Asso
ciation, Sigma Xi, Gamma
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ican Society for Engineering
Education award for teaching
excellence in 1965.
J. Galen Saylor, profess
or of secondary education
and chairman of the depart
ment, cited for his develop
ment of outstanding students
who have earned disting
uished careers on their own
and a Fulbright Lecturer in
Finland 1962-63.
Scholarship Honors
More than 1,650 students,
faculty and parents attended
the convocation at the Coli
seum where 1,130 students
were honored for high schol
arship and 136 seniors were
recognized for superior schol
arship during their college
Keynote speaker at the con
vocation was Gerald Phillip
pe, chairman of the board of
General Electric, a 1932 Uni
University of Nebraska
IFC, Panhellenic and the ad
visory boards of the two
groups. Hohensee said IFC
will join its efforts with the
other groups when the study
is underway.
Report Ready
Ross said the report would
be readv "certainly before
Hohensee said that IFC
members probably would not
now favor a deferred rush
system but that opposition
could be based mainly on a
lack of knowledge about such
a program. The future IFC
attitude toward a proposed
deferred rush would "all de
pend on the outcome of the
study," he said.
Hohensee named three
schools that now use de
ferred rushing systems, Kan
sas State for sorority rush
onlyK the University of Ohio
and Stanford Universitv.
Study Other Schools
He said the IFC study
would include suueh points as
May Queen To Reigu Saturday
As Ivy Day Honors Revealed
Ivy Day win make its 78th
annual appearance at NU Sat
urday on the west lawn of the
Sheldon Memorial Art Gal
lery. The climax to weeks, even
months of guesswork. Ivy
Day will feature the presen
tation of the May Queen, her
court, and the selection of new
Mortar Board and Innocent
Tower To Chime
Carillon Tower chimes will
announce the beginning of
Ivy Day at 11:15 am. fol
lowed by a University Band
concert at 11:30.
The May Queen, selected
by a vote of junior and senior
mar ars,
L -x . J-:-
TAPPING NEW MORTARBOARDS and tackling new Innocents highlights the
annual Ivy Day observance. Scenes such as this will be repeated Saturday as this
year's seniors yield masks and baldrics to their successors.
At Convocation
versity graduate and one of
the 11 Masters Week speak
ers. Phillippe told the audience
the nation's "great need" is
for leaders, "not just educat
ed people."
a report on the success of the
system at other schools, the
cost difference, and the pos
sibility of decline in the Greek
system because of the rush
The fraternity rushing sys
tem at the University now in
cludes a series of "open week
ends" in the school year w hen
high school seniors are
rushed, a series of summer
rushing events, a period of
wildcat rush when each house
may pledge 10 men in a spe
cified summer period and a
formal rush week in the fall.
Sorority rushing is limited
to the formal rush week in the
fall and informal rush during
the school year.
Deferred Rushing
A deferred rushing plan
could call for rushing only in
the spring for University stu
dents, a specified period of in
tensified rush one to two
months after classes begin or
informal rushing throughout
the school yar.
women, will be crowned at
noon. Her court includes out
standing women from each
class and three children of
former Mortar Board mem
bers. Contestants in Ivy Day Sing
will begin their competition
at 12:30 p.m. Ten women's
and six men's living units
were chosen for the competi
tion on the basis of try-outs.
Trophies Given
Scholarship - activities tro
phies will be presented to one
men's and one women's living
unit by the senior honoraries.
Inter - Fraternity Council
will present the C. B. Schultz
community service award
H mm
ijfrX. ."I
He said the business world
has been a leader in bring
ing about t h e progress of
modern day society and that
"in solving the problems of
the society private enterprise
has been a principle agent."
Oldfiold Scholarship
The first annual presenta
tion of the Kinman-Oldfield
Scholarship to the sophomore
standout in ROTC was made
to Tony John Kozlik a sopho
more in electrical engineer
ing who ranks first in a class
of 200 sophomore Air Force
Kozlik received a $1,000
scholarship from the fund es
tablished by Col. and Mrs.
Barney Oldfield.
For pictures of teachers
winning Distinguished Teach
er awards, see page 4.
VOL 90, NO. 93
Ross said the study will
take economic effects into
consideration to a ex
tent Deferred rush might be
more expensive in the long
run because of a cutback in
members which would mean
vacant housing for fraterni
ties. Fraternity men now live
in the houses as pledges, 30
per cent of most fraternity
housirg is filled by pledges. .
Hohensee commented that
it would be financially impos
sible for University fraterni
ties to put a deferred rush
plan into effect this fall and
that he would also consider
the fall of 1968 too early to
start such a system unless
the Greek houses knew before
this fall of the planned
Hohensee said the houses
would need time to build up
the house membership in an
ticipation of a cutback be
cause of the deferred rush
and the E. F. Schramm scho
lastic improvement award.
Panhellenic will present the
Madelaine Girard award t
the women's living unit with
the best philanthropy pro
gram. Senior Awards
Other awards include the
top senior men's and wom
en's grade average and
spring day trophies.
The tapping of Mortar
Boards and tackling of Inno
cents will begin at 2:30 p.m.
and 3 p.m. respectively. New
senior honorary members ara
chosen from applications by
students with junior standing.
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