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September 27,1988 University of Nebraska-Lincoln Vol. 88 No. 21
Grant to aid agriculture curriculum changes
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An almost $620,000 grant from the
W.K. Kellogg Foundation of Battle
Creek, Mich., will help University of
Nebraska-Lincoln’s College of Agriculture
change its curriculum for the 1990s.
The grant, which lasts three years, will fund
a program called University of Nebraska New
Partnerships in Agriculture and Education, said
Ted Hartung, the interim dean of the College of
The project will aid in the development of
partnerships among students, faculty, business,
government and industry professionals, Har
tung said. Students and faculty will be involved
in the designing of new learning experiences.
These learning experiences will come in the
form of courses, internships and other innova
tions, he said. They will stress basic knowledge
and theory, multidisciplinary context, problem
solving in experimental settings, issues of val
ues and ethics, competencies in writing, speak
ing and interpersonal skills and student-cen
tered learning, he said.
“Teams of students will be used in rede
signing courses, Hartung said, “They will be
asked to participate with faculty to see what
“The Home Economics, Arts and Sciences
and College of Business, will also be a source
of input for the College of Agriculture so the
new course content will be more interdiscipli
nary,” Hartung said.
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advanced in the curriculum of the college,
“As a result of the projects, our students will
be better prepared; our faculty members will be
using new methods of teaching; and the college
will have in place an efficient means of curricu
lum innovation reaching a wider range of sup
port groups,” he said.
These will promote new ideas and informa
tion and will be designed to aid the college in
conceiving and developing new content for the
curriculum and new techniques for learning, he
The foundation, established in 1930 to “help
people help themselves,” has distributed more
than $1 billion in support of programs in agri
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sis within those broad fields include adult
continuing education; community-based,
problem-focused health services; a wholesome
food supply and broadening leadership capac
ity of individuals.
Projects in opportunities for youth are
concentrated mainly in Michigan. Support for
economic development is provided only in
The Kellogg Foundation is among the larg
est private philanthropic organizations of the
world. It supports programs in the United
States, Latin America, the Caribbean and South
Hartung said, “One of three applicants re
ceive Kellogg grants and this is definitely a
boost to morale.”
No-alcohol rule to stay |
Effectiveness of drinking policy questioned
By Ryan Steeves
When Brad Wilson lived in
Abel Hall two years ago, he
and his friends didn’t let the
University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s
no alcohol policy stop them from
indulging in a party atmosphere.
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Wilson, who lived on the 13th
floor, said that although preparation
was a little difficult, parties were
commonplace. Residence hall stu
dents would buy an eight-gallon keg,
throw it in a laundry basket, surround
it with clothes and transport it in the
elevator, he said.
Once inside their rooms, Wilson
said he and his friends put the keg
under a desk, kicked out the panels
underneath the desk and slipped the
tap into an adjoining room. If any
enforcement official entered the
room, the tap went back through the
opening and no trace of the keg could
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At issue in this slyness is UNL’s
no-alcohol policy. Some UNL offi
cials say the policy promotes respon
sibility and safety, while some UNL
students say it encourages just the
Wilson, a junior agriculture engi
neering major who now lives off
campus, said siricienforccmcntofthe
no-alcohol policy would force stu
dents to drink at off-campus parties,
increasing the number of drunk driv
“Isn’t it a lot safer to sit around in
your room and get smashed rather
than driving around and getting
smashed at other people’s parties?”
Ll Ken Caubie, UNL police divi
sion commander, said he’s heard that
But Caubie has a rebuttal.
“If they’re not responsible enough
to assign a (designated) driver,” he
said, “then theyTe not responsible
enough to drink.”
Tim Casey, who lives on the 8th
floor of Harper Hall, said he and his
friends have had little success with
Casey, a senior history major, said
party-goers can’t keep track of desig
nated drivers’ alcohol consumption.
As a result, he -said, rWtofc with a -
drunk driver can be a necessity.
“If you’re stuck somewhere,
you’re going to risk it," he said.
Caubie and Casey differ on other
issues as well.
Caubie said UNL’s no-alcohol
policy is beneficial because drinking
increases assaults and vandalism. But
Casey said those problems are going
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UNL officials might control alco
hol-rc4atcd problems better if they
allowed alcohol on campus and
threatened to strip those rights il
abused, Casey said.
Caublc, on the other hand, said that
enforcing such policies would be
impossible because of a lack in police
Douglas Zalcchka, UNL director
of housing, echoed that concern.
"It is impossible in this society to
enforce any alcohol regulation 100
percent,” he said.
Zalcchka said he supports the no
alcohol policy because he has seen
too many students encounter too
many problems from alcohol, such as
broken relationships and poor grades.
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Victim in good condition
Attorney says suspect
will not he charged now
By Victoria Ayotte
Senior Reporter _
Deputy County Attorney Tom
Jaudzemis said Monday he
does not plan to press
charges at-this lime against a former
University of Nebraska-Lincoln foot
ball player for allegedly shooting a
20-year-old Lincoln woman early
Jaudzemis said Ed Outlaw is the
suspect in the shooting of Melissa
Scholl. While the incident appears to
have been “probably accidental,”
Outlaw could be charged with reck
less use of a gun, Jaudzemis said.
OuUaw allegedly shot Scholl Fri
day shortly after midnight at her
home, 2612 N. 49th, Apt. 4,
Scholl was shot in the jaw, with the
bullet lodging in the neck, Jaudzemis
said. She was listed in good condition J
Monday at Bryan Memorial Hospital.
Jaudzemis said he does not want to
comment on the facts of the shooting
in case the county attorney’s office
decides to charge Outlaw.
“We’re still looking at it,” he said.
Another man was on the scene, but
will not face any charges, he said.
Outlaw was a walk on I-back dur
ing the 1987 Nebraska football sea
son, but the Sports Information Off ice
said “he never played a down” for the
Peace Corps recruitment grows
UNL and national volunteers increase
By Brandon Loomis
A current nationwide adver
tising campaign is leading
more Nebraskans than ever
to the toughest job they’ll ever love.
Ruth Ann Thompson, University
t)f Ncbraska-Lincoln Peace Corps
recruitment coordinator, said that
when she came to UNL in 1986, only
three students applied to volunteer.
This year, she said, 16 UNL stu
dents or graduates already have been
nominated (or positions, and nine arc
working with cili/.cns in Third World
During that same period, the
number of volunteers entering duty
nationwide rose from 2,668 to 3,424,
To get nominated, applicants must
have a four-year degree in a field that
host countries request or related work
experience and community service.
Thompson said agriculture, mathe
matics, education and any of the sci
ences are Fields in demand
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