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By Mike KJuck
Sparking new interest but keep
ing with tradition is the goal this
week for Homecoming as the Uni
versity of Nebraska-Lincoln kicks
off Homecoming '88 — The Greatest
Show in Nebraska^^^^^^^^^
Bryan Valencia, chairman of the
University Programs Council Home
coming Committee, said the group
tried to get activities which would
bring new interest in Homecoming
but also kept activities which have
"We wanted events where the
students could get fired up with
UNL," Valencia said.
A Homecoming carnival Friday
night is the largest project the com
mittec worked on 10 aiuaci siuuwua,
Valencia said. The carnival will be
held in the parking lot south of the
Bob Devaney Sports Center from 3
to 11 p.m.
Valencia said the committee
spent so much time and money plan
ning the carnival, other activities
were subcontracted to other organi
One organization helping with
Homecoming this year is "Celebrate
Nebraska 88." The group was organ
ized by Gov. Kay Orr as a year-long
statewide series of events recogniz
Valencia said Celebrate Ne
braska participation will help attract
more attention to UNL’s Homecom
The activities planned by Cele
brate Nebraska include faculty pres
entations, from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday
and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.
The group is planning to have col
lege and department open houses, a
variety of exhibits at the sports cen
ter and displays at the Military and
Naval Science Building.
Celebrate Nebraska has been in
strumental in planning a 9:30 p.m.
alumni basketball game Friday and
the official start of the 1988-89
Comhusker men's basketball prac
tice at 12:01 am. Saturday. The
group has scheduled gymnastics,
swimming and diving demonstra
tions for & p.m. Friday. College and
department exhibits will be on dis
play from 7:15 to 11 p.m. on the
concourse level of the sports center.
»oikukui suiu uiai aitnough Cele
brate Nebraska activities and the
carnival are scheduled for the same
time, attendance number should not
"They should complement each
other and spark new interest in get
ting more people in olved,” Valen
Valencia said the committee has
retained some traditional homecom
ing events including the decorating
and judging of living units, a sand
volleyball tournament Tuesday and
Wednesday at Selleck and Harper
Schramm-Smith sand volleyball
courts and the Homecoming narade
at 6:15 p.m. Friday.
The parade route has changed
from previous years and will start at
the loop by the NU Coliseum and
finish on the west side of the sta
A fun run begins this week's ac
tivities at 3:30 p.m. today. Valencia
said that no pre-registration is neces
sary for participants in the run. The
entry fee is $3 and prizes will be
awarded by KFRX.
Royalty elections are from 8 a m.
to8 p.m. Wednesday at the Nebraska
and East Unions. The coronation
will be at halftime of the Nebraska/
Oklahoma State football game. The
Homecoming student talent show
will be held at 7:30 p m. Wednesday
at the Nebraska Union Ballroom.
Street Legal will perform for the
Homecoming Dance from 10 p.m to
2 a.m. Thursday at the Nebraska
Harassment policy questioned
RAPE from Page 1
UNL women surveyed had been
unable to stop unwanted sexual inter
In some eases, unwanted inter
course would be legally classified as
first-degree sexual assault and in
others it would not, Moore said.
The sampling was of970 men and
women at UNL and represented stu
dents from residence halls, fraterni
ties, sororities and off-campus hous
ing in proportion to their numbers on
campus, Moore said.
Because the study is representa
tive, Moore said, it comes close to
the overall percentages of women
who currently experience sexual
harassment and assault on campus.
Answers to questions on the cir
cumstances surrounding unwanted
intercourse indicated that alcohol
and/or verbal manipulation were
usually present, Moore said.
Marcee Metzger, interpersonal
violence counselor for Residential
Education at UNL, said alcohol can
diminish the warning signals of pos
Men may act on society's message
that too much to drink excuses the
behavior that follows, she said.
A threat to end the relationship by
the male was reported most often as
a reason for engaging in unwanted
sexual intercourse, Moore said.
"Women and men have very dis
torted images of appropriate sexual
activity," sne said.
When asked if they had been a
victim of first degree sexual assault,
3 percent of the women said they had
been, Moore said.
In a separate study, 11 percent of
men surveyed said they had been so
sexually aroused in a situation that
they were unable to stop themselves,
although the woman didn't want
Eight peicenl admitted saying
things they didn’t mean in order to
have sexual intercourse.
Two to three percent of the men
admitted threatening to end a
relationship or using physical force
when wanting to engage in inter
"We need to be changing students'
attitudes," Moore said. "One of the
most important things we can edu
cate students about is appropriate
social relationships, including sex
It is important to pnmmf/nifgif
that the responsibility for identifying
appropriate social and sexual rela
tionships has to be taken by men, as
well as women, she said,
But sexual harassment and as
sault, Moore said, is not limited to
interactions octwecn students.
A study on sexual harassment by
faculty members toward students
found that 21 percent of the 970 male
and female students surveyed had
suffered at least one of 10 types of
uninvited sexual attention from fac
ulty members, Moore said.
Faculty members included pro
fessors, coaches, teaching assistants
and campus work supervisors.
Uninvited sexual attention in
cluded unwanted letters and phone
calls, deliberate cornering and verbal
threats, Moore said.
Of the 516 women who answered
the survey, 12 percent reported one
or more of six serious types of harass
ment from a faculty member, Moore
One percent, or about five
women, reported that sexual assault
included penetration, Moore said.
The survey on sexual harassment
by faculty members has a two per
cent margin of error, plus or minus,
dcnous narassmcni muuucs
being physically cornered or
touched, experiencing pressure for
unwanted sexual activity, experienc
ing threats of physical violence and
the use of violence or coercion that
resulted in penetration, Moore said.
Negative feelings were reported
toward classwork and class paruci
pation after the harassment or as
sault, she said.
Eighteen percent of the women
reported drops in class attendance,
Moore said, and 13 percent reported
a drop in quality of work. Fourteen
percent said they thought their
grades were affected in some way,
she said. Some students said their
ability to relate to other students was
affected, she said.
The Security Advisory Commit
tee viewed and summarized the re
port at that time, Moore said. The
committee then asked the Faculty
Senate to develop ethical guidelines
regarding sexual harassment of stu
dents by faculty, Moore said.
The committee asked that the
policies address emotional repres
sion and financial exploitation also,
Moore said she knows of no such
Faculty Senate president Robert
Diffendal said he isn't sure if a policy
exists, either. Bui Diffendal said NU
Board of Regents by-laws and poli
cies should take care "of any unbe
coming behavior displayed by fac
Staff and administration members
need to take responsibility for the
action of their colleagues, Moore
^ UNIVERSITY of NEBRASKA-LINCOLN
Monday, October 10.... 3:30 PM Fun Run at the Coliseum
Tuesday, October 11 ... 4:00 PM Sand Volleyball at Selleck
Wednesday, October 12 Semi-fmal’s and Finals of Volleyball
8:00 AM-8:00 PM Royalty Elections 8
7:30 PM Talent Show at Nebraska Union I
Thursday, October IS.. .10:00 PM-2:00 AM Dance
City Union Ballroom
Friday, October 14.3:00 PM Living Units Displays Judged
3:00 PM-11:00 PM Carnival in Parking Lot
South of Devaney
6:00 PM Homecoming Parade
Saturday, October IS. ...11:00 AM Pep Rally on the Plaza
1:30 PM Football (Oklahoma State)
Half time - Crowning of Royalty
5:00 PM Volleyball (Oklahoma) .
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