The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, June 07, 1971, Image 1

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    MONDAY, JUNE 7, 1971
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Summer school students with time on
their hands after classes will find a wide
range of activities-both athletic and
cultural-to fill their non-study hours.
The men's Recreation Department will
provide open areas in the fieldhouse and
coliseum this summer for students and
faculty. The coliseum will be open from
9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday through
Friday and from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. on
Saturday and Sunday. The fieldhouse will
be open from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday
through Friday and from 1:30 to 4:30
p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
The coliseum pool will be open from
12:00 to 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 to 8:30
p.m. daily and the weight Toom from
2:30 to 4:30 p.m. daily.
For women, the swimming pool in the
Women's P.E. Building will be open from
4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday
and Thursday, from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. on
Wednesday and from 11:30 to 12:30
p.m. on Friday. There will also be open
gyms for women and men in Room 123
of the Women's P.E. Building on Monday
and Tuesday from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
A variety of works will be exhibited at
Sheldon Art Gallery this summer. The
Student Art Show, a display and sale of
work by University of Nebraska students,
will continue through June 13.
The works of Sidney Buchanan, a
sculpter from the University of Nebraska
at Omaha, will be exhibited in the
Sculpture Garden and in the gallery
through June 20.
The photographs of Edmund Teske
will be on exhibit from June 8 through
July 4. Teske is an urban photographer
who has worked primarily in Chicago and
Los Angeles and is one of the pioneers in
the development of the abstract
photographic image.
From June 2 through July 4 the new
acquisitions will be on display. This
exhibit will consist of gifts received and
purchases made during the last year.
The works of Robert Henri, a painter
and teacher noted for his fresh and
realistic character studies and portraits,
and some of the works of his students
and contemporaries will be exhibited
from July 6 through August 29. Other
selections from the permanent collection
will also be on display during this time.
Two shows will be presented this
summer at the Ralph Mueller
Planetarium. "The Sun's Awesome
Impact," a skyshow dealing with the
sun and its effects on us, is being
presented daily through June 30.
"Galaxies Galore" will be shown July 1
through September 19.
"The Sun's Awesome Impact"
explains the nature of sun spots, solar
flares, solar prominences and eruptions
on the sun. The physical effects of these
phenomena on the Earth will also be
Shows are presented at 2:45 p.m.
Monday through Friday and at 2:30 and
3:45 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and
holidays. Admission price is $.35 for
' students and $.75 for non-students.
Theatre Group
To Present
Three Plays
The Nebraska Summer Repertory
Theatre will have something for everyone
this year-a musical, a comedy and a
"The Man of La Mancha," "We
Bombed in New Haven" and 'The
Tragedy of Macbeth" will be presented
during the fourth season of the Repertory
Theatre, which begins July 2 and ends
August 28. Performances will be
presented nightly except Sunday.
'The Man of La Mancha," a musical
play by Dale Wasserman, is the tale of
Cervantes' legendary knight, Don
Quixote, and his companion, Sancho, in
their quest for 'The Impossible Dream."
Music and lyrics are by Mitch Leigh and
Joe Darion.
"We Bombed in New Haven" is a new
comedy by Joseph Heller, author of
Catch-22. According to Dallas Williams,
professor of speech and dramatic art at
the University of Nebraska, the play is
"absorbing with a profound moral
concern for what is happening in our
theatre of the world."
"Macbeth" is Shakespeare's
compelling tale of the self-abasement of a
once humane and moral man. In the play
Macbeth sinks to murder for the sake of
personal gain and sets into motion the
irrevocable disintegration of his mind,
body and soul.
'The Man of La Mancha" will be
presented July 2, 3, 5, 6, 14, 15, 17, 20,
21, 23, 29 and 31, and August 2, 11, 14,
19 23 27 and 28; "We Bombed in New
Haven" July 9, 10,12,13,16,22,24,28
and 30, and August 3, 9, 13 and 21;
"Macbeth" August 6, 7, 10, 12, 17, 18,
20, 25, and 26.
Calendar of activities Page 2
ETV Schedule . . Page 4
In-depth analysis of the problems
of the foreign student
. Page 5
KRNU experiment
Page 6
With tummar fast-approaching, the popularity of the bicycle is increasing daily.
Cyclists abound on the University campus and scenes like this are found everywhere.
This is the first issue of the Summer
Nebraskan, the campus newspaper
published for summer school students. It
will appear four more times during the
first summer session-June 15, 22 and 29
and July 6, and three times during the
second session-July 15 and 27 and
August 10. ..-
The Summer Nebraskan is
independent of the Daily Nebraskan, the
campus newspaper during the regular
school year, and does not profess any
tendencies-radical or otherwise.
We will wage no crusades this summer
(after all, there are only two of usl but
will try to tell you, the student, what is
happening on campus. We will also try to
present articles on subjects which we led
would interest the campus reader.
Teachers Give Eastridge 'Unstructured Classes' Straight
By Dana Parsons
NU School of Journalism
The teachers affectionately refer to it
as organized chaos, although the first-time
visitor is more likely to recognize the
chaos and wonder about the organization.
The kids love it. The teachers give it
straight A's. And surprisingly, say the
teachers, the parents aren't complaining
about it.
The scene is Eastridge Elementary
School and ""it" is this year's newly
adopted differentiated staffing plan,
designed to increase the pupil's classroom
independence and responsibility.
It's not a strange sight at Eastridge 1o
see students lying on the floor reading,
walking in and out of a room at their
leisure or mingling in small groups during
A visitor is surprised to see a first
grade boy stride into the library and
operate alone an 8 mm single concept
projector. The slide is about dinosaurs,
and soon others have crowded around to
peer over his shoulder.
The media specialist explains that the
boy may be viewing the slide either for a
class project or just for the lun of it.
No longer are students conf ined to the
same classroom with the same teacher for
the entire day. Rigid classroom discipline
is not enforced.
Inez Baker, Eastridge principal, said
the program was begun "in an effort to
find more effective ways of dealing with
the children."
Miss Baker, who has 41 years
experience in schoolwork, said
increasingly crowded schools have taken
away the student's responsibility . and
41 threw out the .challenge to my
faculty. 1 asked them if they thought we
could work out something for Eastridge.'"
A committe of four teachers spent
three months devising a program and then
received the go-ahead from the Lincoln
Board of Education. The Eastridge
faculty voted unanimously to try it, and
crossed their fingers.
1'he result is that pupils have learned
that the three R's need not be drudgery.
Many children, for the first lime, ure
finding that school has more to oiler ihim
School officials are confident that a
more favorable disposition toward
learning will improve the students'
The Eastridge program, unique lo the
Lincoln schools, works like this:
Tommy is 12 years old. Instead of
being a sixth grader. h by would at
another school, he is in Team C at
Since this is your newspaper, why not
submit an article for publication? Perhaps
you write poetry or would like to relate a
personal experience.
Why not write a letter to the editor?
The letter can be about anything- what
you like or dislike about the Summer
Nebraskan or the University or what you
feel should be done to correct an
annoying situation.
Any person or group planning an
activity not scheduled on the University
calendar should let people know about it.
Contact us.
For those who are seriously
considering getting in contact with us,
copy, information, pictures and no forth,
can be sent to 319 Nebraska Hall. Oi just
call 472-3377 and we'll pick it up.
His team is comprised of 125 pupils,
corresponding roughly to 5th and 6th
grades. T here are four teachers assigned
to learn C, beside a part-time associate
teacher. Instead of having one teacher,
Tommy has lour.
Most of his classwoik is done
individually. In his morning math class,
(or example, he signs a "contract" which
commits him to doing a certain amount
of work. His goals are kept realistic as a
result of conferences with one of his team
If he gels stumped on a problem.
Tommy can go to the teacher for
individualized instruction. He has relative
freedom of movement in and out of the
room, but his meariderings are checked
by the knowledge that he must complete
his assigned work.
If Tommy is a slightly below average
student, he doesn't have to wony about
keeping up with the rest of the class, as
he would under the traditional system.
He also can get the individual instruct ion
he needs when he needs it.
The lower five grades are divided into
Teams A and B, and use basically the
same formal as does Team C
Thus, llieie are no "giadcs" at
Eastridge. No one passes or flunks in the
traditional sense. Miss Baker also hopes
that the slanclaid report card becomes as
outdated as the duncecap, to be replaced
by personal meetings between teacher
arid parents. .
A key element, according to program
coordinator Mrs. Marilyn Peterson, is that
the students "are working at the level
where they belong."
With the emphasis on individual
instruction, a teacher rarely stands in the
front of the class lo "leach" in the
time-honored manner. If she does, the
students are just as likely to be sprawled
on the floor as sitting in desks. At least
one classroom has no desks.
"It's ridiculous lo expect a child to sit
still without talking for the entire day,"
one teacher says. "It's the most unnatural
thing in the world "
Although most ol the teachers say
their teaching methods have nct
drastically (hanged this year, some have
had to make udiustmrrits.
"There have been some problems and
some blowups," said Dave Rutledge, a
learn (' teacher who was on the
loiir-mrmber com mil lee.
"1 he main problem has been coming
to grips with discipline as a unit," he said.
The teachers are unanimous about one
thing dif lerentiated slatting has made
their jobs much more difficult.
"I'm working hardei than ever belore
in my lite," said Mrs. Mary ( liiire ('cm,
A Summer Committee on University
Governance, composed of delegations
from each of the University's campuses,
has been formulated to study campus
problems and to designate necessary
constitutional revisions.
The committee will enumerate the
powers, functions and responsibilities of
the various parts of the University,
including a statement of procedures
assuring academic due process for both
tenured and non-t en tired faculty
members, according to Dr. Wallace C
Peterson, NU professor of economics and
a member of the committee.
Dr. Peterson explained that the need
for such a committee became apparent
last Spring following the dismissal of
Stephan Roman, an untenured faculty
member, for participation in the strike
act ivities in May of 1 970.
'it was the feeling of many faculty
members," he said, "that the proper
precedures were not followed in the
Rozman case. We felt that we had to
develop codified procedures which would
be followed in such a case."
He added that another reason for
formation of the committee was the fact
that thee had not been a revision of the
by-laws since the University of Omaha
merged with the University of Nebraska.
The study group is composed of 35
members, representing the University of
Nebraska at Lincoln, the University of
Nebraska at Omaha and the University of
Nebraska Medical Center. There are nine
faculty members, nine students, nine
Wisconsin Pro Arte Quartet
To Highlight Music Festival
The renowned Pro Arte Quartet of the
University of Wisconsin will provide the
teaching - performing highlight in a
Statewide Chambci Music Festival June
17-23 at the University of
Nebraska- Lincoln.
The Festival, which will draw student
and adult siring groups fiom various areas
of Nebraska, is supported by NU's
Summer Sessions program and the
Nebraska Arts Council. It will be directed
by Dr. Louis C. Trzinski of the NU
School of Music and Mrs. June Moore of
the Lincoln Public Schools.
The Pro Arte Quartet will conduct a
series of master classes and coach the
ensembles. They will also hold special
conferences with string teachers attending
the various sessions of the festival, some
devoted 1o student and some to adult
string players and groups.
NU School ol Music faculty members
will provide instruction and preparation
for the string groups, in cooperation with
the efforts of the Pro Arte Quartet.
who has taught in Lincoln since 1952.
"I'm doing so many new things."
"The way the education world is
going, we've got to change," she added.
"I'm all for TV. 1 knew years ago we'd be
using it in the classroom some day."
Mrs. Cox also served on the planning
committee and is enthusiastic about the
success of the experiment.
'The lid is off for the gifted child.
We've held him back for years."
"1 he children are able to make
choices, and as a result they won't go to
pieces so much later on in life," she said.
"Give them liberty here and later on
they'll be OK."
With a many as 30 or 40 children in a
classroom working independently, one
wonders if a child couldn't get lost in the
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administrators and eight representatives
of the Regents on the committee.
"An important aspect of this
committee," Dr. Peterson said, "is that all
parts of the University will play a role in
developing a new set of by-laws. These
by-laws, as a result, should reflect the
needs of the entire University
Dr. Peterson said that the committee
plans to divide into sub-groups to
investigate a number of topics including
the division of rights and responsibilities
within the University, how rights and
responsibilities are to be exercised, the
appropriate channels of authority and
specific problem areas.
He explained that the committee will
prepare a statement regarding the rights
and responsibilities of students, faculties,
administrators and Regents. It will also
study the internal organization of the
University, the role of faculty senates or
similar bodies and the place of student
bodies for self-government.
In investigating the appropriate
channels of authority. Dr. Peterson
added, the committee will develop
procedures to be followed in all cases
involving hiring, promotion, tenure,
non-rca ppoin t men t and dismissal.
Student disciplinary activity will also be
"The fourth heading," he said, "will
cover all other matters, including
disruptive activity, appropriate sanctions,
relations with the legislature, intercarnpus
relations and so forth."
In addition to working with the
festival participants, the members of the
Pro Arte will conduct masteT classes for
string students attending the University's
All-State Fine Arts Course, June 13-July
A number of concerts are also being
scheduled by the Pro Arte String Quartet
- which features Norman Paulu and
Thomas Moore, violin; Lowell Creitz,
cello, and Richard Blum, viola.
They will perform in a formal concert
at 3 p.m. Thursday, June 20, in Kimball
Recital HaTT and wilr give' their populaT
"Dialogue Concerts" at several sites on
campus. They will play at noon in the NU
Faculty Club on June 1 8; at 8 p.m., June
21 in the Harper, Smilh, Schramm
residence hall complex; and at 1:15 p.m.
in the Nebraska Union on June 22.
Persons interested in taking part in the
festival may make arrangements by
contacting the School of Music,
University of Nebraska - Lincoln.
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Miss Baker denies this, saying that
differentiated staffing exposes the child
to "greater contact with adults."
As a Tesult, she said, "the child has a
choice, personality-wise. Now he has lour
friends instead of one."
A case in point is that of a 1 2-year-old
girl at Eastridge, who said she was having
trouble with decimals.
One of her team teachers wasn't
getting through to her, so now she goes to
one of the other three in the team.
If a happy student is a better student,
Eastridge almost assuredly would have
the best students in the city. It's hard to
find a pupil who dislikes the change to
differentiated slaffing.
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The results of the committee's work
and their recommendations, Dr. Peterson
said, will have to go back to the various
constituencies-faculty, administrators
and students-for their approval. The
Regents will then give the final approval.
Nancy Ryan, a student member of the
committee, explained that the student
group is interested in developing policies
which outline the student's role in
University governance, and especially his
role in deciding who should have tenure
and who should be reappointed or
"We sould also like to discus the
possibility of an All-University Senate,
composed of students, faculty members
and administrators, and a better system
of making cirriculum policy," she said.
She added that the. student members
plan to use a team of 20 or 30 students to
research various problems and to do
in-depth studies of possible causes of and
solutions for those problems.
"This kind of thing is going on in
campuses all over the country," Dr.
Peterson said. "There seems to be an
attempt being made in many places to
determine how authority should be
shared in a large and complex institution
such as a university."
13,500 To Attend
Summer Sessions
An estimated 13,500 students will be
attending the two summer school sessions
this year, according to Dr. Alan Seagran,
director of summer sessions.
Dr. Seagran said he expects about
8,000 students to enroll first session and
5,500 to enroll second, based on
pre-registration figures.
About 40 percent of the summer
school students are graduate students, he
explained, and a big block of these are
teachers attending just the summer
sessions. A large percentage of th"
undergraduates are full-time student
attending school year around and
incoming freshman.
"'In spite of a tuition increase," Dr.
Seagran said, "enrollment will probably
be up from last year. Then we had 7,720
in the first session and 5,375 in the
Dr. Seagran explained that summer
school students will be paying more
tuition and fees per credit hour
summeT than they did in 1 970.
He said that the 1970 tuition and fees
were $19.25 per credit hour, while this
year the amount is figured on a slidint
scale. Resident students will pay $25.50
for one credit hour, $72.50 for three and
$133.75 for six. Non-residents will pay
$47.50 for one credit hour, $238.50 for
three and $265.75 for six.
And the Kids Love It
slowed down," said sixth grader DeAnne
Taylor. "You can work at your own
Don't a lot of the pupils take
advantage of their new freedom? she was
asked. "Some do, but they probably
would act the same way under the old
system," DeAnne said.
She said she thought she was "learning
more" this year and that she was being
better prepared for junior high.
Miss Baker scoffs at the idea that the
responsibility is too much for the
"The kids are champing at the bit to
be on their own," she said. "We're not
putting more responsibility on them,
we're giving them the amount they can
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