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The Technical Assistance Center, a joint project between NU and the Department of Economic Development will take on another dimension through its affiliation with NASA, UNL Chancel lor Martin Massengale said. Massengale said the center has been successful in its two years of existence, during which it provided information to 2,000 businesses and individuals. The center will be a source of current Morrill Hall to display new Plains Indian exhibit despite poor conditions By Lynne Bomberger Staff Reporter Despite existing climate-control problems, a new Plains Indian Gallery will open in May 1988 at Morrill Hall, said Tom Myers, curator of anthropol ogy for the museum. Tine museum col lections are built by the gifts of people who support the museum.' Myers A collection of Plains Indian mate rials was donated to Morrill Hall by the heirs of George B. Wilson, a doctor from Gordon at the turn of the century, Myers said. "Fine museum collections are built by the gifts of people who support the museum," Myers said. Most of the donated items in the collection originated at the Pine Ridge Two mosques operate locally; organization name corrected Two mosques in Lincoln are availa ble for worship at 30th and Starr streets and at 23 and U streets, said Amer Sheikh and Nereed Siraj. The 2324 U St. location will have a special Moslem service for Ramadan, which will begin on either April 28 or 29, said Samir Hussain, president of the Islamic Foundation of Lincoln. Friday's Daily Nebraskan incorrectly reported that no mosques currently operate in Lincoln. In Friday afternoon sermons at the Nebraska Union, political themes are sometimes discussed in a religious context, but sermons are not always political, Sheikh said. Persons interested in attending a Ramadan service should call Hussain at 466-0138 between 10 and 12 p.m. on April 27 to find out the exact time and date. technology from around the world, pro viding "fingertip" information to Ne braskans, he said. One example of its use, is in tech nology developed in space programs and research which has had many commercial applications in the past. The applications range from medical and consumer products to farm mach inery, said Len Ault, deputy director of NASA's Technology Utilization Division. The program is based on a network of computer services and data bases that will aid in information sharing. The center will work with industries to take current technology and match it with the companies' needs, Ault said. Industrial Application Center servi ces will be free. Radford King, director of NASA's Industrial Application Center at the University of Southern California, said Nebraska was the first in a series of places that will house affiliate pro grams. NASA plans to establish appli cation centers in 15 Western states in the next several months. Reservation in South Dakota between 1880 and 1910, Myers said. Some of the items important to the museum's coUection include: a pipe bowl held by an eagle's claw made of red pipestone, a beaded pipe bag and a bag made of porcupine quills, Myers said. Although the new exhibit is exciting and gratefully accepted, Myers said, donations and museum support would be better if the climate control were improved. "It's really a disaster," Myers said. Myers said all the collections could be damaged by the climate. Therefore, many priceless items are not on display or even kept in Morrill Hall, he said. "It's an incredibly high risk," he said. Myers said that the Plains Indian exhibit will have a ventilation system to protect the items. "It's a short-term measure," Myers said. The College Career Christian Fel lowship was incorrectly referred to as the Campus Christian Career Fellow ship in the Religion on Campus series story, April 16. NDSL interviews set for next week Students who received a National Direct Student Loan while attending UNL are required by federal regula tions to attend exit interviews. The interviews will be next week in the Nebraska Union Monday through Thurs day and in the East Union on Friday. The times are: O Monday, April 27, at 5:30 p.m. O Tuesday, April 28, at 10:30 a.m. O Wednesday, April 29, at nooa O Thursday, April 30, at 3 p.m. O Friday, May 1, at 5:30 p.m. V 1 P " ? " T T " " , 1 " ' 1 1 1 ' ' 11 " ' IJI " 1 ' - "' 1 M H ; -: : 1 ' 1 ' I it 1 ' : t ! i i : , ! ' : ' 1 ; i i . " i : ! 1 ' J t i ! , : " ' i n p ' ' n - f 1 i ' i n : ft 1 ' ' ' , i 5 v 1 f s ' - ' ' i - -: - - , i i " ' U : I I -A - I ! . ' 1 ni irrir I i n ": - - W f I Mi l m ! ! s i : - M i U M ' I u l . - - ' i : i i h ' I , ' J I i t I j j Is; t ' it - , Aiji . h : UKhl l n f! n n r, l ; . I i --I J ' y l u ; t ' I i i I'll t 4 i i j -') I 1 : 111 I s I I'll i" hi I;: :1 P ' "' 1 l ' II IS' it if! - I I f M ! ft r, I l.ii !!M . i sit -;! P . . X t" " ! : i P ! - 'Mi pi,,, il : U I f : it. A worker helping construct the Lied Center for Performing Arts moves through a forest of reinforcement bars on Friday. Workers are pouring cement for some of the Lied Center walls. Com disttniiFlbs CenteF9s meigMbdwrs 'burnt mew plase is qMetF By Kip Fry Staff Reporter Construction on the Lied Center for Performing Arts is on schedule for completion by April 1989, but profes sors in nearby buildings want it fin ished before then. With all the pile-driver pounding and mud from the rain, the neighbors are learning to live with the construc tion. "We're coping with hip boots, with all the mud here," said Kerry Grant, professor of musicology and director of the School of Music in Westbrook Music Building. Grant said the loud noise from the pile driver has "introduced new rhythms here that we haven't heard before." The pile driver pounds 80-foot steel rods and 40-foot wooden rods into the ground. The rods eventually will keep the building's foundation from settling, said a spokesman for Builders Inc., the project's construction company. The spokesman requested anonymity. ftl ' f7 TS However, work has quieted down now as crews pour concrete. That stage of the construction should continue for about the next year, the spokesman said. Construction also has affected the Westbrook Building. The water was turned off in the building during school, but officials asked the construction crew to hold off until spring break, Grant said. The workers agreed, he said. Construction also has curtailed the use of Kimball Hall during the day. Grant said that he knew about this a year ago, so Kimball's schedule was planned around the construction. "In the long range, it has been less severe than we thought it would be," Grant said. "We planned for the disrup tion, but we'll be glad to see the con struction end." Noise has been the complaint from people in the Temple Building, which houses the department of theatre arts and dance. Doug CarrolDaily Nebraskan ST Trt liTN yTYTTXT "The pounding was very disruptive," said Pat Overton, theater manager. "There was no place else to go, so it just continued. It was tough for acting classes." The building soon became a sounding board for noise, said Tice Miller, pro fessor and graduate adviser of theatre arts and dance. He considered the noise a minor irritation, especially if the windows were closed. "The building is sound, with thick walls, so it absorbs the noise pretty well," Miller said. The mild winter had little effect on the construction schedule. The construction crew did not gain any time duirng the mild winter, said the spokesman from Builders Inc. "We lost some time from the rains and snow the last four weeks," he said, "but it is hard to tell right now how much that will affect things." The spokesman said that he has not received any complaints about the noise.