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Monday, November 11, 1985
Changes in state affect elderly, professor says
By Linda Hartmann
The Chancellor's Committee on Ger
ontology has submitted a proposal to
the NU Foundation to establish an
interdisciplinary Center for Geronto
logical Research, said Lois Schwab,
UNL professor of human development
and the family.
The committee is seeking private
funds for a $1 million endowment and
$100,000 annually to support the cen
ter, she said.
The proposal says Nebraska has one
of the highest percentages of elderly
citizens in the United States. More
than 13 percent of the population is
more than 65, and in some counties
more than 30 percent of the population
is in this age group.
Schwab said the problem is that
many elderly people live in small towns
that are dying. When the resources that
these people desperately need a
grocery store, church, hospital, bank
and social groups are removed, she
said, elderly residents face problems.
The present move from small family
farms to larger farms and ranches
leaves many elderly people without the
support services they need to live on
their own, she said.
"The desperate economic situation
makes it more important than ever to
promote what is happening with the
people of Nebraska," Schwab said.
"The university needs to form a part
nership with the people of Nebraska so
that we can continue to lead the good
Wick Center increases
business at union
indirectly, director says
By Jody Beem
Increased use of the Wick Alumni
Center will increase Nebraska Union
profits, said Daryl Swanson, union
Although some events are scheduled
at the center instead of the union,
Swanson said, union catering to the
center will make up for the loss.
"The alumni center is like an extra
room," Swanson said. "The outcome
will be a net increase in catering
The center's use increased this fall,
said Jack Miller, alumni association
executive vice president. On football
Saturdays, about 500 to 600 people visit
the center. Miller said the center is
booked up to 14 months in advance.
The center is open to anyone, but
campus groups use the building most.
A few student groups have used the
center, but the students can use the
union so the center hasn't actively
sought their business, Miller said.
Groups that aren't official university
groups are charged a fee. Miller said an
official group is supported by state
Eventually the center's use will level
off. but it hasn't reached that point yet,
The committee wants to research
the health, economic, housing and
educational problems of older people
in Nebraska, the proposal says. Money
from endowment funds would provide a
salary for a full-time coordinator,
secretaries, operating funds for the
office and money for gradute assistants
and development of proposals and re
Schwab said the university needs
facts about elderly people's problems
rather than act on assumptions. She
said the university has the know-how,
expertise and interest to work directly
with the elderly on research.
"These people have been the pro
ducers of our state,' Schwab said.
"They made our wealth and we can't
leave them today."
O UNL police received a report of forgery
Thursday, Checks allegedly were stolen from
someone at 1245 N. 16th and forged in Lincoln,
Seward and Norfolk.
O A fire was reported at Abel Hall Thurs
day. A blanket was left too close to a light and
began smoldering. No damage was reported to
O Stereos were reported stolen Thursday
from two cars in Parking Area 3 near Harper Hall.
O UNL police received two more reports
Friday of stereos stolen from avehicle inParking
Area 3 near Harper Hall and a vehicle in Parking
Area 1 on 19th Street from Q to R streets.
Theft by deception was reported Friday
at 1245 N. 16th St. A person allegedly was billing
phone calls to the number at that address.
reported stolen from the pole on the south side of
Agricultural Engineering on East Campus.
Other items reported stolen Friday were
abookbag from the East Campus Union, clothing
from the Coliseum and a dust mop from Nebraska
O UNL police helped with four traffic acci
dents Saturday. No injuries were reported at two
on-campus accidents at the North Stadium and
one east of Sandoz Hall. Minor injuries were
reported at two off-campus accidents at 70th and
Cornhusker and 14th and Virginia streets.
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