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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (June 15, 1971)
TUESDAY, JUNE 15, 1971
Dr. Daniel Davies, vice-president of
Croft Educational Services, will
participate in a dialogue session with
students today at 1:15 p.m. in the
Nebraska Union. The topic for discussion
wiJI be "The Student Role in Governance
of Institutions of Higher Learning."
The first in a series of dialogue
sessions being planned for the summer
session. Dr. Davies' discussion will present
an opportunity for students to interact
on an informal basis with a visiting
authority in the field of education.
"The Silver Spurs of Spokane," a
group of teen-age folk dancers from
Spokane, Washington, will appear today
at 7:30 p.m. in Kimball Recital -Hall.
The junior and senior high school
students will perform authentic folk
dances from all over the world during the
two-hour show. Their performance
includes exhibitions of western square
dancing, Mexican, Spanish and Filipino
dances such as the Tango, Rhumba and
Samba, Continental and English dances
and early and modern waltzes and
The Silver Spurs were organized in
1948. Since 1951 they have toured the
United States and Canada each summer,
performing for audiences in New York
City, Washington, D.C., Chicago,
Edmonton, Canada and other major
cities. They have also appeared at the
Montreal Expo '67 and at the New York
and Seattle World Fairs.
An organist from England and a
graduate of Oxford University, Murray
Forbes Somerville, will present a concert
at 7:30 p.m. June 16 in Kimball Recital
This summer he is a visiting instructor
of organ in the NU School of Music.
Somerville, 23, graduated from Oxford
University with honors in music in 1970
and has since been named an associate of
the Royal College of Organists. His
musical educational background includes
experiences in England,
Rhodesia, Germany and the School of
Sacred Music, Union Theological
Seminary in New York City.
He has presented numerous recitals in
England, Germany, Ireland, and New
York and Connecticut in the U.S. A
featured organist on the British
Broadcasting Corporation network, he
has made two records: "To Us A Child"
and "Music of Kenneth Leighton."
A special performance of electronic
music and the moog synthesizer will be
presented at 7:30 p.m. June 17 in
Kimball Recital Hall.
Dr. Raymond Haggh, professor of
music, said the program is being
presented especially for those who will be
taking part in the All-State High School
Course. The program will be open to the
Professor Haggh will present a
lecture-demonstration of electronic music
which can be traced to the development
of the magnetic tape recorder almost a
quarter of a century ago. This
development paved the way for use of
electronic devices in the making of music.
Following the demonstration.
Professor Haggh will present ''Binary for
Moog" by Richard Moore from the
School of Music studio.
Pro Arte Quartet
The renowned Pro Arte Quartet of the
University of Wisconsin will present three
concerts on campus this week as part of
the statewide Chamber Music Festival
They will present their "Dialogue
Concerts" at noon June 18 in the Faculty
Club and at 8:00 p.m. June 21 in the
Harper, Schramm and Smith Halls. They
will also give a formal concert at 3:00
p.m. June 20 in Kimball Recital Hall.
The quartet-which features Norman
Paulu and Thomas Moore, violin; Lowell
Creitz, cello; and Richard Blum,
viola-will also concuct a series of master
classes for the NU School of Music.
Jazz Band Concert
The NU Jazz Lab Band will present a
concert Friday, June 18 at 7:30 p.m. in
Kimball Recital Hall for All-State
Students and the general public.
Included in the band's performance
will be an adaptation of "MacArthur
Park," arranged by Ron Mills of Grand
Island, and a number of traditional dance
band arrangements by Les Brown.
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To Foster Cultural Endlong
Plans are being made to convert two
floors of Piper Residence Hull into an
International House, a living unit
designed to provide a common meeting
ground for University students from
different cultures, according to Fawzi
Hermes, chief financial officer of the
University Housing Office.
"The International House is conceived
as a community where students would
have the opportunity to learn from Ihe
experience of interacting daily with
students from other cultures," Hermes
He explained that International
House, which will go into operation next
fall, will be composed of both foreign and
American students and will probably
remain open to students during the entire
year. The cost of living in the house will
be comparable to the existing residence
hall room and board rates.
By including both foreign and
American students, Hermes said, the
program serves two purposes. It gives the
foreign student a better chance to
understand and feel at home in the
American culture and it gives the
American student a chance to broaden
and enhance his understanding of other
"By remaining open during the entire
year," he added, "the living unit will
serve another very important purpose,
especially for the foreign students.
Because of the cost involved, most of
these students do not go home for
vacations but must stay on campus or
find off-campus lodging. Typically, these
accommodations are not satisfactory."
If the first two floors of Piper Hall arc
used for the International House, Hermes
said, about 70 students, both men and
women, will be able to participate in the
program the first year. He added that one
floor of the hall will be reserved for men,
the other for women.
Hermes explained that last December
a group of interested students and staff
began to consider the development of an
International House on the University
campus. They met during the next few
months, he said, to develop specific plans
and presented their proposal to the Board
of Regents this spring.
"At their June 4 meeting," he said,
"the Regents indicated that they were in
support of our proposal and said that we
High School Juniors Earn College Credit
In Accelerated Journalism Program
Can juniors in high school perform as
well as sophomores in college? If so,
should they be allowed to earn college
These are the questions that the NU
School of Journalism set out to answer
when they initiated the Accelerated
Journalism Program, a program which
allows students who have completed their
junior year in high school to take
introductory journalism courses for
college credit. And, according to Dr.
Gene Harding, associate professor of
journalism, the answer to both questions
appears to be 'yes'.
Dr. Harding explained that 1 8 selected
students are participating in the program,
which began June 6 and ends June 19.
They are enrolled in two journalism
courses-'Introduction to the Mass
Media," and "Beginning Reporting"-and
will receive three hours of credit, the
Nancy Stohi, a high ichool student from Grand Island participating in the
accelerated journalism program, questions Bonnie Summers of Grand Island about
her reaction to the recent tuition increase.
should go ahead wilh our plans."
An important concern of the
committee which formulated the plans,
Hermes said, was how mu.h student
interest there was in participating in the
"Last semester," he said, "wc ran a
random survey of American and foreign
students. The responses were
overwhelmingly in support of the
program. Many students expressed an
interest in participating in the program
and others indicated that they were in
favor of developing an International
House on this campus."
"There is also quite a bit of
community support for the program," he
added. "Many prominent community
members sent letters to Chancellor
Varner and the Board of Regents
expressing their interest in and support of
the proposed living unit."
Hermes explained that present plans
call for the implementation of a number
of special programs in the International
House. These programs include an
international and intercultural study
program, cultural evenings where national
programs are presented, social activities
designed to familiarize participants and
guests with another culture and
cross-cultural sensitivity groups.
The main aspects of the study
program, Hermes said, will be a freshman
seminar, a comparative education course
and English as a foreign language.
According to Hermes, the
International House Committee will be
meeting weekly throughout the summer
to finalize plans for the program.
"Two subcommittees have been
formed," he added. "One will recruit and
select students to live in the house and
the other will recruit and select a
graduate assistant to live in (he house and
serve as a counselor and advisor to the
"One of our main jobs
explained, "is contacting
students to let them know
program and its operation."
Hermes urged all interested students
to send a letter requesting assignment to
the International House to the
International Student Office, 345
same amount as a college student would
"We initiated this program," he said,
"as an alternative to All-State. We felt
that although the All-State program was
basically a good program, it didn't
provide the kinds of educational
experiences we wanted the students to
"We also wanted to experiment with
advanced placement for talented kids,"
The program is designed. Dr. Harding
said, to give talented students a chance to
get a head start on their college
educations and also to help them shape
their future plans.
"W chose juniors instead of seniors,"
he said, "because we wanted to give them
a chance to decide if journalism is where
their interest lies. We also hope that the
program will help them assess their own
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Three Plays To Be Performed
In Repertory' This Summer
Fifty students from universities
throughout the nation will perform three
plays "in repertory" this summer,
according to Dallas Williams, NU
professor of speech and dramatic art.
The students are part of the acting
company which will perform "The Man
of La Mancha." "We Bombed in New
Haven" and "Macbeth" during the fourth
season of the Nebraska Summer
When plays are performed in
repertory, Williams explained, they are
The students who are participating in
the program receive 12 days of intensive
instruction. Dr. Harding explained. They
are in class from 8:30 to 4:30 every day
and are given a writing assignment every
"Actually," he said, "thev will nut in
more hours than a regular student to get
their three hours credit. It's not, as some
people may think, an easy way to get a
couple of requirements out of the way."
During the two-week session the
students will study communications
theory, freedom of the press, what good
writing is and why it's good and will learn
some of 1he routine aspects of journalism
such as writing obituaries and music
reviews. They will also meet campus
personalities and write stories on them,
rewrite wire service stories and learn how
to write a good story for their hometown
"I honestly feel," Dr. Harding said,
"that these students are doing as well as I
would expect a college sophomore to do.
In fact, they are more flexible than a
college student -more willing to accept
criticism and direction."
"We hope that if the program turns
out as well as we think it will," he added,
"that it will become a model program for
Student Concern Evident
Tuition Boost Pochetboolis Say 'Ouch'
Students at the University of
Nebraska -and their parents will have to
dig deeper into their pockets next fall as a
result of action taken by the Board of
Regents at their June 4 meeting.
The Regents voted to boost tuition
rates at the NU campuses in Lincoln and
Omaha. They said they did so in an effort
to implement the budget approved by the
Nebraska Legislature for the 1971-72
Dr. Roberl Prokop of Papillion was
the only regent to vote against the
For a resident at the University of
Nebraska-Lincoln carrying 12 semester
hours, tuition and fees will increase next
fall from $229 to $267.50, for a
nonresident from $479 to $630.50.
At UNO, resident costs for 12 hours
will go from $210 to $246, non-resident
from $366 to $609.
In addition. Lincoln campus students
carrying more than 16 hours will have to
pay $18 for each additional hour.
Formerly there was no additional charpe
for course hours over 1 2 hours a
Opposition to the rtccnt tuition hike is
not as strong as some might expect. From
a recent mini-poll taken by a journalism
alternated so that one play is produced
one night and a different play the next
"For several weeks," he said, "the
company works to build up a
repertory - they rehearse several plays at
once. When those plays are readv to be
produced they are alternated night after
night. One night we might produce "The
Man of LaMancha" and the next "We
Bombed in New Haven."
One of the interesting aspects of
repertory theatre, Williams said, is that
most of the actors in the company have
three different roles in three different
plays. They will change characters as the
"This provides that actor with a great
variety of acting experience," he added,
"and gives him flexibility in learning his
The actors and technical crew are
Jamss Lake To Head Senate
For the first time, the Senate of the
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the
faculty governing body, has a member of
the teaching faculty as its president.
He is James A. Lake, Sr., a professor
of law, whose election for the 1971-72
academic year was announced last week.
A member of the NU staff since 1949,
Lake holds degrees from NU, Harvard
University and the University of
He won the election in a contest
beginning with five candidates and ending
in a runoff with Wallace C. Peterson,
professor of economics and chairman of
the Department of Economics.
The faculty Senate, which originated
in the 1870s, completed a revision in
structure this past year which included a
provision for the election of a president.
Until 1968 the chancellor was the
presiding officer. Dr. Joseph Soshnik,
president of the Lincoln campuses, has
served in the post since then.
Lake is a 1 969 recipient of a university
"distinguished teaching" award. This
summer he will serve on the University
class June 8, it appears many students are
willing to pay more tuition, it they
receive a better quality education. Some,
however, admit that they will feel the
"Costs are going up on everything, so I
guess the University will have to go
along," said Larry Clay, a graduate
student from Wakefield majoring in
educational psychology. He said he didn't
think the tuition raise would affect him
personally, and added that one alternative
to the raise would be federal funding. .
"As long as it's used for a good
purpose, I guess it's okay." said freshman
math major Charles Bridges from Lincoln.
He added that he thought the raise would
"benefit the University."
Graduate student Jim Spooner of
North Platte said he thought NlTs new
rates were still a "bargain" compared to
the eastern school he attended before. He
also said, however, that he did not
support the Regents' decision.
"I don't think," he said, "that this is
the place to hike the prices. A lot of kids
don't have the money, and other forms of
support, such as loans and scholarships,
aren't readily available.
"I think the governor is cheating the
University." he said. "The money spent
for the new fteldhouK could have been
better spent on a library edition.
"Some day," he added, "our football
team may have a university it can be
Another graduate student. Ethel
carefully selected from the many
applicants, Williams said. He added that
they must be highly talented in order to
perform well during the season.
"This is not a holiday for the actors
and crew," he added. "It's probably the
most difficult and tiring work you can
An integral part of the summer season,
Williams explained, is the out-state tour.
During the tour, which begins August 3 1
and ends September 4, the company will
perform "Macbeth" at Cozad, Kearney,
Columbus, David City and Omaha.
Plays will be presented at 8:30 p.m.
nightly except Sunday during the summer
season. Season tickets are available for
$4.50 and may be used in combination at
any performance. The price is $3.00 per
ticket for any group wanting to buy 15 or
more season tickets. Individual tickets are
Massie, didn't think the tuition hike
would have an effect on her personally
but added that it will affect the
non-resident student at the University.
"The majority of these students will be
influenced to stay in their home states,"
Junior Bonnie Summers, a computer
science major from Grand Island,
expressed a concern that was common
among many of the students interviewed.
"I'm not very happy about it." she said,
"because it'll make it so much harder on
A similar concern was expressed by
John Scbutt, whose parents are also
paying for his education. "This will hurt
Dad's pocketbook a little," said Schutt, a
junior zoology major from Meadowgrove.
Sophomore Debbie Dohman, a human
development and elementary education
major from Lincoln, said the tuition
increase "kind of hurts," but added, "I
think it's going to cut out a lot of
students from other states and it might
give the students here a better chance.
Although the grumblings and
applauding this summer may reflect
student opinion of the tuition increase,
the real test will come next fall. A crucial
question yet to be answered is just how
many students-resident and
non-resident -will be able to afford the
new NU tuition and return to campus.
EDITORS NOTE: The preceding article
was compiled from articles written by
high school students enrolled in t&
Accelerated Journalism Program.
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