The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, May 01, 1974, Image 1

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Financial aids office
opens job line today
Students in need of slimmer jobs might find the answer to
their worries at their fingertips.
Beginning today, students can dial 472-3810 for a "list of jobs
Student Employment Coordinator .at the Office of
Scholarships and Financial Aids.
He said his office now employs art electronic secretary which
lists six to seven jobs daily that are offered to students by loca!
businesses. The jobs included on the telephone recording wif! be
the jobs that local businesses have notified the office of the
preceding day.
This way the only openings listed on the recording will be
those that have the best chance of not being taken. Severs said. A
more comprehensive list of jobs Is available at the Office of
Scholarships and Financial Aids, Administration Bldg. 1 12.
In addition, a bulletin board the jobs offered on the telephone
is located in the office. This list will contain- more information
about the jobs, according to Severs.
"The referral service will offer a wide range of jobs, from
painting to clerical work," he said. The jobs, both full- and
part-time, are with local companies.
"Any student who has applied for financial aid next year has a
good chance for summer work-study on or off campus," added
Severs. Anyone interested should contact the Office of
Scholarships and Financial Aids, he said.
The telephone service will be run indefinitely, Severs said.
"I'm going to try to run it from now until midsummer and then
make a decision on continuing it," he said.
"It depends on how much students use it. "If it works out
well, we'll try to keep it year-around." '
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By Lynn SiShasek ' v,
It was a Kennedy assassination that made Ivan Scheier
realize that his job as a research psychologist "was a good
way of protecting yourself from people.' , -
After his realization, Scheier founded and now directs
the National Information Center on VoJunteerism in
Boulder, Cole. The center staff compile! information on
volunteer programs across the country and from other
countries, including Japan, Canada and Australia. Its staff
of volunteers, professionals and analysts travel throughout
the world, offering organizational assistance and
VOlLJ nTOQF" inforrnation to people wanting to set up other volunteer
Scheier spoke Friday in Lincoln to 25 peoplt attending a
college volunteer program conference sponsored by tha
UNL Student Volunteer Services.
In an interview, Scheier explained why he made the
switch to volunteer work.
"After .the first Kennedy assassination, I learned that
. Lee Harvey) Oswald, when he was 15, was called to the
attention of a juvenile court New York," Scheier said.
"A psychiatrist looked at hirrf. ad said, This kid needs
help.' But nothing was done."
Scheier said he believed he could have made a difference '
in what happened to Oswald, if he could have worked with
him as a volunteer in the courts.
In 1963, Scheier did become involved in a juvenile court
volunteer program, under the direction of Horace Homes, a
Boulder juvenile court judge.
"He was one f the fin judges to admit pecpfa from ths
community Into the courts to help the kids," Scheier said.
In 1065, the program received federal funds to establish
itseif as a model program for other juvenile courts in ths
country. The process required contacting other existing
volunteer program! in the country, some not directly
' related to juvenile courts.
1 "We found out it was a vital thing to find out what other
people were doing" within other programs, Scheier mid.
The inforrnation-fpthcring process within th program
gradually developed into a program itself and then into the
center in 1970, according to Scheier. , - ,
According to Scheier, many pmopte still hold c i ta th
concept of volunteer work being "a nicety to ktep tha lady
of the house busy." .
The word volunteer has bad connotations, h said, "it's
ambiguous. It's patronizing. It implies something Incidental
and accidental," ha said.
But the number of volunteers in the U.S. Is estimated!
between 30 and 10 million people, who each volunteer m
average of 100 hours a year, according to Schc-cr. If thtsa
lu were being cold for their services at $2 an hour.
their work would bo worth $G billion to $10 billion, ha
Paid volunteers do exist, such as clerical workers within
volunteer pro-yarns, sod their increasing numbers represent
a change for the volunteer image, Scheier said. '
"Ths day of ih& martyr volunteer Is over, t! ? V
that it has to hurt you to help you," ha uld. "iii'it s.
v,-t'v mt If? ss of the pur altruism than v,'3 cr.r ..
thsra ever was such 8 thing."
See Vo!'jn':.rr, i . i
Wednesday, may 1 , 1 974
incoln, nebraska vol. 97, no. 54
By Charles Johnson
Can consciousness survive after the death of an organism? "
Parapsychologist William Roll is unable to answer this
question, though ha has spent some 20 years studying it and
other psychic phenomena.
Roll spoke Tuesday afternoon in the Nebraska Union on the
topic "Wh3t Science Can Tell Us About Life After Death." He is
head of the Psychical Research Foundation at Duke University in
Durham, N.C.
He Is the author of the book, Poltergeist, which was released in
paperback this month.
Ha said he is trying to look for the "characteristic of
consciousness by exploring ourselves" in his experiments. Ha is
doing research now in "out of ths body experiences," in which ,
some person? seem to be able to leave their bodies and view
themselves "from outside."
He cited studies made on a student with this ability at Duke
University. He said in these experiences, a person has the
sensation of going to a particular place and observing things at
that place.
"Perhaps human consciousness provides a connecting force
between people and the physical world," he said. ''Also, these
experiences tell us something, about out consciousness right
now." '
Roll opened the lecture by describing his book, Poltergeist
Poltergeist means a noisy or rambunctious spirit, he said.
Ha spota of field studies ha had done with poltergeists in New
York and Miami. Both involved objects toppling off ef tabids and
shekel for no apparent reasons.
"If these phenomena are genuine, they represent psychokinesis
(PK)," ho said. "PK is the ability of influencing the physical
environment without any known means."
Although many people think poltergeists are actually spirits,
the movement of oDjects is actuaiiy "a iiving pen! uyWiy to.
contact another living person," he said. "The soui ce of the force
of these phenomena appears to bo a person."
Dy experimental analysis of a Miami warehouse worker
thought to ba causing objects to topple from tha shelves, Roll
discovered a relationship between the number of objects that fell
and the distance of the shipping clerk from the objects. '
8cusf ebjeett fell mwto mora frequently whm tb worker
was do: 3 to them, HoSI concluded that tha PK Dissociated with
th worker was respomiMa for ths formerly iriexpOcahla
Roll alio spoke of ths extrasensory perception U'JP) as
another basic phenomenon he has studied. Ho said ESP is an
awareness of something that is not norma!! available to ths
Experimenting on an Individual gifted with ESP, Roll sssd ho
took train wave measurements at the sams time the person was
doing his ESP guesses.
Ha scored positively when certain train waves were recorded,
Rcl said, end negatively when these waves wore not evidenced.
' "Tho mora wa learn about ESP and PK,' ths more it will
become Integrated mio scientific fields," Roil said.