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thursday, january 23, 1975 lincoln, nebraska vol. 98 no. 69
UNL plans women's workshops
Beginning in February, women will be offered
a new kind of service through UNL's Extension
A series of 18 workshops will be offered and a
women's resource center may be established, said
Kenneth Bader, vice chancellor for student
affairs. One problem facing the resource center,
however, is finances, Bader said.
Current economic conditions do not allow
new programs to be started as eisily as in the
past, Bader said. Financing of the $31,000
women's center is thus uncertain, he said.
The program of nontraditiona! women's
education is a series of workshops that are
designed for women older than most college
students, Bader said. The workshops, which will
be taught by UNL faculty members and members
of the community, include such topics as group
process and leadership skills, marriage
enrichment, economics and management for
secretaries and career exploration for women.
Bader said often women wish to return to
school, either to complete requirements for a
degree or to explore career opportunities. The
workshops are intended for women who have
had their education interrupted by marriage and
child rearing, he said.
The idea for the workshops and the women's
resource center resulted from this year's report
by the Chancellor's Commission on the Status of
Women. The report concluded that more could
be done for older women in Lincoln and
Lancaster County, Bader said.
"We, as administrators, haven't paid a
conscious attention to the problems of older
women," he said. "We don't think about the
barriers older women encounter when returning
to school," he said.
A report by UNL's Institute of Research and
Planning indicates that about 8,000 students are
age 23 or older and 107 are age 65 or older.
Reluctant to return
Bader said older women sometimes are
reluctant to return to school.
"They hesitate to return to school because of
the stereotyping of their roles," he said. "Very
often they are apprehensive about how
professors will treat them and what kind of
major to take."
In addition to the workshops, older women
may receive academic and financial aid
counseling at the proposed resource center,
Bader said. Although no definite location has
been chosen, the center "could be located any
place on campus," Bader said.
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Placement center offers
Help for the future
Editor's note: This is the second in a series of stories examining
placement offices at UNL, the services they provide and the cost to
the student using them.
By Jim Zalewski
About 1,000 students use the services offered by the Career
Planning and Placement (CPP) Office each year, according to Frank
All colleges except Teacher's operate through CPP, Hallgren
said. Teacher's College offers its own job placement service, but
students in the college can use other services offered by CPP, he
Hallgren said engineering, business administration and other
career-oriented majors use the service more frequently than do
"An engineering or business student is more likely to go directly
to full-time employment," he said. "We don't have many medical,
law or dentistry school grads because a large percentage of them go
into private practice."
Printing, job listings
Students also use the service to have resumes printed and to
check but job listings not in their major, he said.
"We don't actually place people in jobs," he said. "We work
with them to help them find the job they desire."
Hallgren said a student may be more successful initially if his or
her major is specialized. However, he said personal qualities and
other abilities may lead a student into a totally different field.
'"In certain sales positions, personal qualities are more important
than any major," he said. "A person without any business training
may be very successful in sales."
Job openings are presented to students in two ways, he said. A
firm may send a recruiter to campus to interview interested
students or it may phone or mail in job openings and the type of
individual desired, Hallgren said.
In the latter case, students have to make the initial contact.
Employers also may check students' resumes, he said.
The College of Agriculture has a separate placement office
because of the physical distance involved between the two
campuses, Hallgren said.
"It's more practical to arrange interviews and other matters for
agriculture students on East Campus because it is more practical
for them," he said.
The School of Journalism also maintains its own job placement
office, Hallgren said, because of the different types of job offers
they receive. He said many may be internships, which are not
"The people publishing the papers just don't need the numbers
of new people every year that a firm like General Motors might,"
CPP, which is funded by student fees, also gives out
information for the PACE exams, a test given by those seeking
government employment. Hallgren said about 100 students seek
information on these exams each year, but CPP has no statistics on
how many actually take a government job.
The CPP staff would like to do more individual counseling,
"We have workshops, seminars and career counseling meetings,"
he said. "We try to get students to think about their future and
what they want to do when they get out of school. The earlier they
do this, the better."
Larger staff wanted
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UNL's Department of Actuarial Science is hoping it can add.
The department, which teaches the application of mathematics
to predict insurance rates, premiums and pension programs, is
looking for a person to supplement its one-man staff and for a new
chairman to replace the one leaving at the end of this semester.
Stephen G. Kellison, who submitted his resignation Jan. 9, after
nine years of doing both jobs, said he is not resigning because of
any complaint against the university.
"I have had good support while I've been here," he said. "I'm
just looking at tliis as a growing awareness on rny part that college
teaching is not part of my long-term career plans."
Interviews begin in February
Kellison said he and a committee from the Nebraska Actuary
Club now are accepting applications for both jobs. Interviews will
begin in mid-February, he said, with the hope that one of the
positions will be filled by mid-semester and the other by the end of
"We want to do this as soon as possible so that students can be
informed of the change," he said.
Only the staff opening was publicized in trade magazines, and
journals, but with Keliison's resignation, the committee will
consider any applicant for both jobs, he said.
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