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Tuesday, March 31, 1987
FMysics media center open
By Joeth Zucco
UNL has become t he home of a refer
ence service for audiovisual and other
materials available to members of the
American Associat ion of Physics Teach
ers. The Instructional Materials Center,
which opened Friday, will supply
information about computer software,
videotapes, film and videodiscs.
Dr. Robert Fuller, I'XL professor of
physics and astronomy will be editor of
the center at Ferguson Hall 1 10. Fuller
for East Union CAP office
By Stephanie Averill
The Campus Activities and Pro
grams office in the East Union may
Valerie Wetzel, coordinator of the
CAP-East office, said student organ
izations using the office space are
Possible renovations may include
a library, a lounge area, a trophy
case and a few typewriters, Wetzel
Currently a log posted in the
office keeps track of how often and
for what purpose the area is used.
The East Union, which may require
more meeting space, also must be
considered in the planning, Wetzel
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is on a visiting professorship at the Air
Force Academy and will return to L'NL
Marilyn McDowell, project assistant,
and the department of physics and
astronomy will oversee the center until
McDowell said Fuller was chosen
because of his reputaton in t he physics
field for having a background in phys
ics media. She said he has experience
producing video discs,
"He has a national reputation for
being an innovative authority in elec
tronic materials," McDowell said.
said. One possibility would be to
build one large meeting room instead
of the several small offices in the
Activity Suite, she said. But a single
meeting room may be difficult to
build, Wetzel said, because the
Activity Suite has an unusual
The survey results and East Union
meeting-room possibilities will be
submitted to the Union Board soon.
David Madigan, a freshman archi
tecture major, will compile the sur
veys and compose preliminary de
signs. If the Union Board approves the
plans, Wetzel said the office should
get university bond money in the
summer of 1988.
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McDowell said UNL was chosen
because there has never been a central
location to provide media information
to physicists. She said that the center
is financed through the American
Association of Physics Teachers, based
at the I'niversily of Maryland, UNL's
vice chancellor for research and the
physics and astronomy department.
"It's a project the physics depart
ment sees fit to support," she said.
McDowell said there will be no fees
to use the informaion and probably
never will be.
By Jane Hirt
The Office of International Educa
tional Services moved during spring
break from Nebraska Union 343 to the
International Affairs Center at 1237 II
St. "to bring all international activities
together on campus," said Judy Wen
tlorff, foreign student adviser.
Wendorff said the office strives to
meet the needs of students, faculty and
staff involved in international educa
tional exchange at the university.
The office helps foreign students
and faculty to adjust to society and
helps domestic students plan overseas
study and travel.
"The office provides everything from
cheap passport photos to Eurail passes
and a lot Of traveling information,"
The new office, located on the first
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MaryJoe Hall, public information
officer for the Department of Koads,
said 1-80 is most ly open except for
the Greenwood exchange between
Omaha and Lincoln.
Although drifting continues, she
said, traveling 1-80 should be less
"But Omaha roads are not well
cleared," she said. Snow-packed
ramps and stranded cars may hinder
some students' return, However, Lin
floor of the International Affairs Cen
ter, is about the same size as the old
one and has room for students to
gather, Wendorff said.
Wendorff said the new location is
more convenient for American students.
But senior accounting major Vishnu
Sukhram, treasurer of the International
Students Organization, said he prefers
the old location, which is right next
door to the ISO office in the union.
Americana collection donated
Cliff Hillegas, founder and chairman
of Cliffs Notes, has donated his collec
tion of more than 500 books on Western
Americana to the NU Foundat ion.
The books will be in the Christlieb
Gallery of Western Art in Love Library.
Most are rare first editions of Western
history, art and fiction, said Christlieb
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coln city streets are reasonably pas
sable, said Darrell Derby, mainte
nance coordinator with the Public
Works Department. Derby said rain
fall the week before the blizzard
saturated the "dumping grounds,"
making snow removal difficult.
Though some residential streets
have only one open lane, the univer-
sity streets arid parking lots are
fairly clear, said Sgt. Dick Gammel
of t he UNL Police, The only problem
area, he said, is the temporary lot
east of Sandoz Hall.
"I've known these guys a long time,
we're next door," he said. "Most stu
dents will be inconvenienced by the
move. It is easier to come to the union."
The IES space in the union was
granted to the University Honors Pro
gram in February by the Union Board.
The program formerly was located in
Administration Building 106, the Pre
nrtitrir. Ion Vplwin
Hillegas is a trustee for the NU
Foundation and is on the grants and
awards committee. He graduated from
Midland Lutheran College and was a
graduate assistant in physics and geol
ogy at NU. He worked for 25 years at the
Nebraska Bookstore in addition to
founding Cliffs Notes.
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