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Monday, March 19, 1934
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Vol. 83 No. 123
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By Pr.r.i Alwoxd
A $2.6 million two-story office and classroom
building will join Nebraska Hall and the Nebraska
Engineering Center, said the dean of UNL's engi
neering and technology college at Saturday's NU
Board of Regents meetng.
Stanley Liberty said the building will have offices,
a student computer-terminal room and a 500-seat
More than $1.1 million has been committed by a
donor whose name soon will be announced, he said.
The remaining $1.5 million will be raised through
the NU Foundation from other private sources.
The regents will appoint an architect next month
for the project. Construction is scheduled to begin in
October and should be completed by January 1980,
Enrollment in the engineering college has increased
from 2,000 to 3,800 since 1973, Liberty said. So the
college was forced to limit the number of students.
The college hopes to add 12 faculty members, five of
whom would help eliminate overcrowding in pres
ent computer science classes, he said.
The regents also heard a report on the university's
impact on the state's economy.
Don Pursell, UNL director bureau of business
research, said the university directly employs 1.7
percent of the state's labor force. However, the total
employment impact is estimated to be 3.5 percent of
the state's employment, he said.
State funding of the university translates to an
estimated expenditure of $932 million in the Nebraska
economy, Pursell said.
"It's an outstanding return on your money," he
In other action, the regents approved the merging
of the UNL departments of speech pathology and
audiology and special education as part of the "2
percent budget reallocation plan. Changes also
were made in Teacher's College, College of Home ,
Economics, Agriculture College and other areas as
part of the reallocation process.
The board assigned priorities to budget requests
for the entire NU system. The UNL Animal Science
project was given top priority in the budget for
1C34-S5. The UNL Greater-Nebraska Institute of
Agriculture and Natural Resources Facilities pro
ject was ranked second and UNL roads and parking
The board deferred action until next month on
the elimination of UNL programs, including the
department of black studies, to permit further
faculty salary negotiations with the UNO chapter of
the American Association of University Professors.
In a statement prepared by Regent Kermit Hansen
of Omaha, the board of reaffirmed its commitment
to improve employee salaries by giving them top
The 3 percent salary increase, passed by the Legis
lature, was given to all state employees except UNO
AAUP members. . '
The regents also authorized a $2.3 million addi
tion to the 1933-84 budget to pay the 3 percent
salary increase approved by the Legislature.
Crime stoppers needed
Unsolved crimes baffle UNL police
Craig AndresenDaily Nebraskan
You make the call. Referees at Sunday's
DePaul-Illinois State game failed to call
ga-dtending as DeF&cTs Dallas Ccmeys ,,...
reached through the rim to reject a slict by
impels data's Dili Eks!c& Fcr mere on the
NCAA tourney, see Page 8.
By Sczcnse Tctcn
During January and February, the UNL Police
Department was unable to solve several theft and
vandalism esses, a department spokesman said
Thursday. " -
Bob Fey said he would like the help of the univer
sity community and the Crime Stoppers program.
Fey outlined the facts cf seven cases. The first two
are believed to be related, he said.
Case 1 An Apple 60-D computer printer was
stolen from Henzlik Hall between Jan. 17 and 18.
Case 2 An Apple II computer disc drive was
stolen from the same location in Henzlik Hall Feb. 7.
The disc drive's model number is A2M0003.
Case 3 Unidentified person tossed an explosive
device into an 1 lth-floor Cather Hall bathtub. The
incident, which blew a hole in the tub, occurred'
about 10:50 p.m. Feb. 11.
Case 4 Panasonic video cassette player, model
number NV8170, and a color video monitor, model
CT-1300M, were stolen from Ferguson Hall between
Dec. 23 and Jan. 1. Both still were packaged in their
Case 5 A Wild Heerbrugg microscope and 6-volt
transformer were stolen from a Manter Hall life
sciences laboratory. The incident occurred during
the weekend of Feb. 17.
Case 6 A Kodak carousel slide projector tray,
carrying case and slides were stolen from Mabel Lee
Hall during the weekend of Feb. 10.
Case 7 Hewlett-Packard digital voltmeter, model
3476A, and a Hewlett Packard oscilloscope, model
1205 A, were stolen from the Nebraska Engineering
Center between Feb. 9 and 13.
If anyone has information about these or any
other campus crimes, Fey said, they should call
Crime Stoppers at 475-3600.
Fey said callers may earn a reward of up to $1 ,000
for information leading to the arrest of the offend
ers and recovery of the stolen property. Callers will
remain anonymous at all times, he said.
If people need further information about any of
.the cases, Fey said, they should call UNL Police at
New firm to finish
The UNL Alumni Association' announced
Friday that the Universal Surety Co. of Lincoln
has appointed a Lincoln contractor to finish
construction of the Wick Alumni Center on R
Builders, Inc. began construction March 15,
according to the association. The building has
not been worked on since the former contrac
tor, Harold G. Wright of Blair, was dismissed in
With the new contractor, the total cost of the
buiding will include the original contract price
plus costs of necessary change orders, accord
ing to the association. The association said it
hopes the building will be completed this
The association also announced that fund
ing for the building from alumni is complete.
A new pregnancy crisis center in Lincoln
will provide an alternative to abortion
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Oklahoma takes the big Eight gymnast
ics title in a close one Pc-e8
Ron Howards Splash is a film that smells
a little fishy, but go see it for the halibut ....
Arts arrd Entertainment. 10
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Off The Wire 2
UNL welcomes forensic tourney
By Donna Sissort
Forty-five colleges competed in the Delta Sigma
Rho-Tau Kappa Alpha National Forensics Confer
ence at UNL Saturday and Sunday.
This year's conferencel with about 250 contest
ants, was probably the second or third largest in the
past ten years, said Jack Rhodes, director of foren
sics at the University of Utah. Rhodes has been
conference director for three years.
Donn Parsons, director of forensics at the Univer
sity of Kansas said Nebraska's central location
helped attendance. UNL also advertised well and
encouraged people to come, Parsons said.
Former UNL debater, Keith Freadhoff, now 4 a
graduate assistant at the University of Southern
California, said the tournament's representation
impressed him because schools attended from as
far east as St. John's University in New York and as
far west as California.
Jack Kay, UNL director of forensics, said he was
pleased with the support he received from the many
service departments at UNL The police kept build
ings and rooms open, and the physical plant kept
the heat on during the weekend, Kay said. "
Kay said that the DSR-TKA national council,
which selects conference sites, this year decided ori
UNL. The decision each year is based on the school's
reputation for running tournaments and is an
honor, Kay said.
UNL has had a DSR chapter since 1908, when the
organization was founded, Kay said. At first UNL
only belonged to DSR, until it merged with TKA in
1983, he said.
Rhodes said DSR-TKA is a national honor society
for forensics students.
Besides,the competition, Kay said, this year's con
ference initiated 23 new student members.
To become a DSR-TKA member, students must
have shown two years of excellence in forensics
competition and be in the top third of their class, he
The forensics delegates also choose a professional
speaker of the year and a student speaker of the
year, Rhodes said. .
This year the conference recognized Carl Sagan as
speaker of the year, Rhodes said. Sagan, a professor
at Cornell University in New York, is the writer and
narrator of the series Cosmos which airs on public
In past years, DSR-TKA has recognized Hubert
Humphrey and Ronald Reagan as speakers of the
year, Rhodes said.
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