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thursday, february 13, 1975 lincoln, nebraska vol. 98 no. 81
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Pow wow funds
Bader to decide
By Jim Zalewski
Ken Bader, vice chancellor for student affairs, said he will
announce his decision today regarding the proposed allocation of
funds to the Council of American Indian Students (CMS) by the
Fees Allocation Board (FAB).
His decision will be -presented at the FAB meeting at 5:15, he
said. Marguerite Boslaugh, chairwoman of FAB, said FAB had
proposed that CAIS receive $3,500 to fund their spring pow
Boslaugh 'said Bader sent a letter to the FAB stating that the
Minority Affairs office had some money available for minority
students. Bader's letter was sent to the board to let them know
that other funds are available besides those from the FAB, she
The FAB allocation has been discussed informally, but Bader
will not comment on the proposal until the meeting Thursday,
"We felt it was a worthy cause," she said. "We held an open
hearing on the issue. There is the possibility that Bader will not
approve our recommendation because he does not want to
duplicate money and efforts."
CAIS received $3,500 to $4,000 last year for their pow wow
from Minority Affairs, Bader said. CAIS has boycotted the
Minority Affairs office this year because of policy disagreement's,
Bader said CAIS wanted all of the funds for Indian students to
be removed from Minority Affairs and set up in an independent
fund for use by CAIS. Educational as well as legal reasons
prevented him from doing this, he said.
Not all demands met
"My perception is that this boycott exists in regards to action
on my part," he said. "I made all the efforts I could to meet some
of their demands, but I couldn't do them all."
Jimmi Smith, director of Minority Affairs, said his office has
served Indian students whenever they requested service. He said
CAIS has declared the boycott, but that Minority Affairs still is
open to any student who wants to take advantage of the services
No group of students is guaranteed any amount of money
from Minority Affairs, he said. Smith said he will talk to Bader to
request a base of at least $5,000 to be used to promote cultural
affairs for all minority groups.
"We're concerned with the total cultural program for all
minority organizations," Smith said. "We are trying to get enough
money to help all minority groups to sensitize the campus to
Boslaugh said if the proposal was denied, FAB would pursue
the action no further. The action would have to be taken by the
groi'p that was denied, she said.
"They (CAIS) would have to go to the chancellor, and then
the regents," she said. "I would expect the Indian students would
take some further action. They could try to file a complaint
based on racial discrimination."
La Point, president of CAIS, was unavailable for
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State Sen. Larry Stoncy of Omaha
Photo by Ttd Kirk
Teacher license bill proposed
By Randy Wright
Teachers' licenses in Nebraska will be handled
exclusively by the State Board of Education if a
bill introduced by Omaha State Sen. Larry
Stoney is passed.
The current law says the board cannot refuse
a teaching position to anyone who has two years
of college credit toward his degree- even though
he may not have four years of college. Stoney 's
bill, to be discussed on the floor this week,
would eliminate this section from the law and let
the state board decide which applicants fulfill the
Opponents of the bill include S.II. Brauer of
the Nebraska School Improvement Assoc.
"We should not put 500 teachers who have
proven their competency into a position that
could interfere with their job because of a degree
requirement," he said.
Stoney said he estimates about 170 teachers
may be affected by the bill. Board personnel said
they have no current figures, but those affected
would be teachers in small, Class I rural schools.
The bill also states that any teachers currently
holding licenses but not having baccalaureate
degrees will be given until September 1979 to
earn their degree.
"It's not the intent of the bill to force these
good teachers out of the system," Stoney said.
"But from an overall standpoint, the children are
entitled to the extra two years of education that
most teachers have."
Paul Belz, executive secretary of the Nebraska
State Education Assoc., said Brauer opposes the
bill because rural areas are a tax shelter. He said
these areas, where most of the nondegree
teachers are employed, might experience a tax
increase if the bill is passed to pay for increased
teacher salaries. Brauer denied that this was his
reason. Stoney said the increase in taxes would
be "negligible when weighed against the benefits
of the bill. I think we have to consider the
To be issued a teaching license in Nebraska
now, the applicant must have a B.A. in education
at an accredited university, according to Glen
Shafer, director of teacher certification for the
Robert Egbert, dean of the UNL Teachers
College, said he does not foresee any major
increase in enrollment because of the bill. He
favors the bill, he added.
"Anytime we increase standards of
professional people, we're doing the public a
service," Egbert said.
Artists, poets performers
acks' contributions shown
Photo by St Bornr
Jimmi Smith, director of Minority Affairs
Artists, poets and performers will be visiting UNL
during February as part of Black History Month.
The month is "primarily to inform the whole
university community of the contribution blacks have
made in the making of this nation," said Mark
Anderson, president of the Afro American Collegiate
Society (AACS). He said the events are designed to
"show cohesiveness between all races'
The project is a joint effort of the AACS, Blacks
of African Descent, Black Activities, Elites and Kappa
Many of the month's activities are planned by the
black student organizations, Anderson said. Formerly
only a week, the event has been extended to a month
because of the number of activities.
Presentation by poet
Poet Haki R. Madhubti (formerly known as Don
Lee) will give a Readin' and Rappin' presentation at 8
p.m., today, in the Nebraska Union. He also will
participate in a rap session at 4:30 p.m. in the Sandoz
Madhubti has published five volumes of poetry of
black experiences, according to Ron Welburn of
Negro Digest. Madhubti is currently poet-in-residence
at Howard University in Washington D.C.
Paintings and soft sculptures with social and
political themes are on exhibit in the Union Main
Lounge. The art, by artist Faith Ringgold, will be on
display through Feb. 21. Ringgold will lecture and
show slides on black art in the Union Ballroom Feb.
20. She also will participate in a rap session at 3:30
p.m. that day in the Culture Center, 16th and Y.
Kappa Alpha Psi will sponsor a party Feb. 15 at the
Sunday, jazz musicians Donald Byrd and the
Blackbyrds will perform in the Union Ballroom. The
8 p.m. concert is sponsored by Black Activities and
admission is $3. Byrd is head of Jazz Studies at
The Blacks of African Descent will present a
program of dancing, singing, and poetry focusing on
black heritage Feb. 17 in the Union. The free
performance will begin at 8 p.m.
The Creighton University Afro American Student
Assoc. choir will perform Feb. 18 in the Union
Ballroom at 8 p.m. The free concert is sponsored by
AACS and Kappa Alpha Psi.
Movie night at the Culture Center will be Feb. 21.
Entertaining and educational movies have been
planned by Black Activities and AACS. Movies
include That Man Dolt, Cool Breeze, and Black Girl.
There will be a 50 cent admission charge.
A Black Heritage Dinner and Show will be Feb. 23
in the Union Ballroom. Soul food will be served and
the show will be presented by Blacks of African
Descent. Advance tickets are $3.
The Afro Academy of Dramatic Arts from Omaha
will perform at 7 p.m. Feb. 26 in the Union. The
performance is free.
Arrangements to serve Soul Food in residence hall
cafeterias have been made by the AACS. Soul food
dinners will be served in Harper-Schramm-Smith
cafeteria Feb. 18 and in Cather-Pound-Neihardt Feb,
24. Nonresidents will be charged the regular guest
dinner charge of $2.25.
Anderson said Black History Month activities are
open to all students.
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