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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Oct. 8, 1976)
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stents or faedty members of an cztzzts
univtnity afH-ite c this, g cil, and
ihs operators connect them with fce
Ferson they wast.
The lldp line service has been incor
porated into the university operator's
duties this year, and this has led to some
interesting questions, the operators said.
Stnrgeon, a university operator for six
years, said she was once asied if a gun wO
go off on the moon. Another person asked
where you can donate your body after
Dorothy Johnson, a five-year veteran
university operator, said she is often asked
"how do yea freeze this-cr how do you
University operators said they don't try,
to answer the questions, but instead direct
the callers to faculty members or depart
ments that seem most likely to be able to
answer the questions.
Cat Stolen said she was stumped once
when a man called and asked her to settle
a dispute he and his wife were having about
how to set a table properly.
It was noon and everyone was cut
because UNL departments close from 12 to
1 pjn she said. "So 1 told him how I set
my tahJe," she added with a Iauh.
. l!ichalecki said the busiest parts of the
operator's day are from 9:30 to 1 1X0
ajxand from 1:30 to 3 :CO pxi.
Snowy days are'the busiest days, Stur
geon said, llany students call h to see if
classes are cancelled, and operators "aren't
able to handle all the calls," Michalecki
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Tfc? first week of general registration is
frustrating, Johnson said. None of the
operators are allowed to take off during
that time because of the increased work
load, Michalecki added.
Dut university operators "try to be help
ful at all times," she said. "They take a
great deal of pride in their work."
Mkhalecki said that the operators
realize that although a question may sound
tHy to them, it is serious to the person
who is calling.
Although some callers are very abrupt
and "in a hun ,"" most are extremely pa
tient, Michalecki said. Students are usually
understanding, she added.
This year, students were given the
opportunity to become university opera
tors on a part-time basis. Some of the stu
dents are working through the work-study
. program. -
Professional university operators work
eiht-hour shifts, but students work around
their class schedule, t'iehalecki said.
The experiment with student operators
has been "very successful" Michalecki
said, and the center plans to continue using
"Eut we are particular about whom we
hire," she said. An operator must relate
well to people and be courteous and plea
sant, she said. -
Ve can train them for other things,
but we can't change their personality,"
A3 student operators are given on-the-job
touring. Of - 23 university pera
tors, II are students, although not I J are
. part-time, Michalecki said. The cenUrhas
always had some students who worked full
time, usually during the night shift, she
Campus poll could determine
More and better block-oriented enter
tainment WEI be brought to UNL this year
if a poll distributed by the Kack Activi
ties Committee reaches a majority of uni
versity black students, said Joyce Jones,
The poll is being conducted to deter
mine entertainment preferences of blacks,
Jones said. The poll will give students a
chance to voice opinions on their educa
tional, cultural and entertainment choices,
she said. . . ' ,
Black Activities, a committee of the
Union Program Council (HFC), is planning
a major campus activity this semester,
Jones said. Poll results wi3 be used to de
termine who the committee will sponsor
Polling will continue through Satur
day at a booth in the north lobby of the
Nebraska Union. Jones urged all black stu
dents to complete the questionnaire.
The poll covers four entertainment
area? rock groups, speakers, group presen
tations (such as drama troupes and dance
companies), and a section for suggestions.
The Black Activities Committee has
compiled several ideas for possible black
entertainment, including speakers such as
Coretta King and Angela Davis, and rock
group B.T. Express and the Crown Heights
Affair. All those programs could be
brought to UNL under the Black Activi
ties budget, Jones said.
Jones said she hopes to tabulate the re
sults of the poll this weekend &nd begin
work Monday on a Black Activities pro
gram. Although these programs are
designed with the black student in mind,
Jones said, they are presented for the
entire university community.
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