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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Sept. 20, 1978)
Wednesday, September 20, 1978
CCTV claims that its Channels Can Teach Viewers
By Jeff Unger
Hie students stare intently at young
college students as they tell how close they
came to suicide, then listen as professionals
explain ways to deal with college pressures.
This film, 'College Can Be Killing," is
just one of nearly 1 ,200 programs available
to UNL professors, students and staff
through the University of Nebraska's
Closed Circuit Television Service, accord
ing to V. T. Miller, CCTV director.
Miller said he sees CCTV, which is
supported by the University, as more than
an entertainment center.
"This is a convenient method of deliver
ing educational resources to the class
room," he said. "I feel that television has
great potentials as a learning resource and
mat its uses are growing considerably."
According to Miller, available films
range from dance to dentistry, all through
those little one-half inch to two-inch
Production services offered
He said that most of the films are pur
chased or recorded from television, but
that CCTV also offers production services
"Most of the tapes are on a half-inch
reel or three-fourths inch cassette, but if
the program needs to be produced, it's
done on two-inch broadcast quality tape,"
Although the cost of production
normally would be expensive and the
process difficult, he said CCTV can elimi
nate much of the burden.
Miller said CCTV, located on the third
floor of the Nebraska ETV building offers
a consulting service to plan the program
and that if it is for a class, the production
facilities and personnel are provided. Hie
only costs to the department wanting to
film a production would be those of the
film and props.
Not all of the films offered by CCTV
are theirs. Miller said they get some of their
films through the Nebraska Educational
Televising Consortium for Higher Educa
tion. He said NETCHE has between 600
and 700 programs and that CCTV can use
them for a small fee which is paid by the
Cheaper to pay
"We feel that sharing costs is the best,"
Miller said. "It's cheaper to pay them a fee
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Miller said CCTV programs can be
broadcast over three stations and that there
are 185 reception points In 36 buildings
throughout city and east campus.
But that's not enough, he said. They
have only 21 color receivers and 70 black
and white and he said they would like to
hook up more rooms in more buildings
to their co-axial cable.
"We're limited to some degree by
funding," Miller said. "We don't have
enough rooms wired, so consequently some
classes go without our service.
"Last year we finally got a room on city
campus that we couM control."
He said the room, located in the 501
building, can be reserved for classes wishing
to view a CCTV program.
Miller has set his sights on a possible
future function for CCTV.
He said he would like to offer an infor
mation system to dormitory rooms,
lounges and the union. Working with the
university, he said, CCTV could run daily
bulletins such as class cancellations and
fast -breaking news.
He also said he would like to see the
journalism school get involved with CCTV
and broadcast news and even some live
Earlier football ticket sales
accelerate drop-add process
By Shelley Smith
Football ticket sales aided drop-add
traffic, according to UNL Assistant Direc
tor of registration and records Tony
Schkade said drop-add went surprising
ly smoothly this year, and said one reason
is because of early football ticket sales.
He said season football tickets were re
leased two days earlier this year, so stu
dents weren't scrambling through drop and
add to get full-time status in order to pur
chase a ticket:
"Things were a lot more relaxed this
year," he added.
James Wickless UNL bursar, said 6,334
students went through drop-add and paid a
total of $31,670 in fees.
Ted Pfeifer, director of registration and
records, said, this year fewer students went
'through drop-add than in, the past years.
He attributes this to the large number of
students who went through free drop-add
during the summer, or students who were
content with what they received and didn't
want to bother with drop-add.
"Basically, this has been the calmest
registration and drop and add period. The
students this year seem more cooperative,
and congenial," he added.
He said computer foul-ups were minimal
this year, and when they did occur, the
administration tried to make sure of the
problems by mail at no charge to the stu
dent. He also added that drop-add fees were
waived if there is any departmental change
involving course numbers, or times, or if an
adviser recommended the wrong classes.
Schkade said enrollment has been rising
in the past few years, causing many closed
"The class space just wasn't available,"
He also said the administration publish
ed lists of closed classes and placed them
around the drop-add area to inform stu
dents what was closed before they got in
"It worked real well this way. If a stu
dent saw that a class he wanted was closed
he could look for an alternative class be
fore getting in line," he said.
Wickless said he felt the administration
was better prepared and organized this year
and was very happy with the small number
He said the money collected in drop-add
fees is .deposited directly into a special
-account, and is - used for university
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