The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, October 06, 1988, Page 5, Image 5

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    Chemistry conference
Chairmen will discuss course's future
By Brandon Loomis
Suff Reporter
Chairmen erf college and univer
sity chemistry departments from
across the region wui convene at the
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Fri
. day and Saturday <io share ideas on the
future of college chemistry.
The Conference for Chemistry
Department Chairpersons, sponsored
by the UNL chemistry department,
begins Friday at 12:45 p.m. in Hamil
ton Hall, and concludes with a 6:30
p.mJSaturday banquet at die Hilton
George Sturgeon, vice chairman
and associate professor of the UNL
chemistry department, said depart
ment chairs from Colorado, Iowa,
Kansas. Missouri, Nebraska and
South Dakota will take home ideas
about coping with faculty problems
and which chemistry courses should
be taught to college undergraduates.
Speakers from as far away as the
University of Northern Territory in
Australia will address modem devel
opments in college chemistry.
Sturgeon said chairmen at the
conference also will discuss the role
of high school and college chemistry
“There’s some question about
whether we’re both trying to do the
same thing,” he said
Many college courses are simply
repeats of high school chemistry, he
said. College chemistry should be an
extension of high school chemistry,
he said, not a review.
The problem may be hard to solve,
Jubo’t 132$ 1 itb St, said profits
from pecnteouendingAight games
are frcta 3400 » $ijuQQ more. He
said he equates this trend to people
who shop in the afternoon, eat a
late lunch, and then go to thfe game.
“Bat I’m not going to lose any
sleep over it” said Stimbert
»an> nager, execuave flirtoor
of die Downtown Lincoln Associa
tion, said night games give busi
nesses more opportunities. But
expectations were not “raised and
squashed” by the university's deci
sion, she sai d.
“We do not look at the univer
sity with a jaundiced eye,” she said.
he said, because many high school
students want a working knowledge
cfchemistry.butwiUnotgoon to take
chemistry in college.
Tlie chairmen also will discuss
allowing chemistry departments at
smaller colleges, dial cannot afford
expensive chemistry equipment, to
use the equipment ol' larger universi
Sturgeon said schools like Kear
ney State College, Hastings College
and Nebraska Wesleyan University
could use UNL ’s chemistry equip
ment some day.
Hie UNL chemistry department
holds a conference at least once every
two years. Sturgeon said. Subjects
vary each year between chemistry,
organic chemistry and department
chairs, he said.
Test time changed
f*pwu Surf Repom
All Accounting 201 tests chat were
scheduled for 5:30 pm. today have
been changed to 7:30 p.m., according
to Carol Wilson, secretary at the
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
School of Accountancy.
Although the exam times have
been changed, students will be tested
■ in the same looms as was previously
Officials had problems securing
test rooms for the 5:30 p.m. time,
Wilson said.
Lincoln attorney Herb Friedman iogs during his
lunch hour Wednesday at Memorial Stadium.
Hendricks symposium draws record number of scholars
By Kari Mott
Staff Reporter
The Hendricks Symposium on the
U.S. Senate has dirawn its largest
number of participants in recent
years, said John Hibbing, co-organ
izer of the symposium.
The symposium begins at 1:30
p.m. today and lasts unttl 12:45 p.m.
Saturday in the Nebraska Union.
Twenty-eight congressional
scholars from universities across the
country are participating in the event,
sponsored by the University of Ne
braska-Lincoin political science de
partment. Sixteen scholars will pres
ent papers on Senate topics and the
others will review the papers.
Although the speakers are experts
in their fields, the topics aren't be
yond understanding by the average
student, Hibbing said.
“The topics aren’t beyond the
grasp for undergraduates,” he said.
Hibbing said he doesn’t know how
many people will attend the sympo
sium, which will deal with subjects
such as Senate elections, internal
operations, policy and representa
tion. and Senate history.
Hibbing said he chose the Senate
as the subject of this year’s sympo
sium because the Senate nced.s to be
studied more. s
“The Senate hasn’t received the
study and analyzing as the House of
Representatives has,” Hibbing said.
The symposium will stimulate
interest in the Senate and scholarly
analyzing, he said.
G.E. Hendricks, a UNL alumnus
who donated money with the stipula
tion it be used to promote discussions
of controversial issues in American
politics, finances the symposium.
Hibbing said.
The Nebraskan Committee for
Humanities and The Dirksen Con
gressional Center also provided fund
ing for this year’s symposium.
Originally, the symposium was
held on an annual basis, Hibbing said,
but then changed to every 18 months.
The symposium, which is in its
11th year said Hibbing, is open to
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