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November 7,1988 University_orNebraska-Lincoln V0T88 No. 50
Hill opposes financial aid formula changes
By Victoria Ayotte
University of Nebraska-Lincoln students
may receive less money from the State
Student Incentive Grant program if the
formula for calculating the aid is permanently
changed, said Bryan Hill, chairman of the
Government Liaison Committee.
Hill listened to a report made by legislative
staff to the Nebraska Legislature’s Education
Committee Friday on LR390, a resolution to
make an interim study of financial aid and to
make recommendations for change to the
Legislature based on findings.
Hill did not testify Friday, but said Sunday
he is interested in LR390 because he wants to
make sure the committee does not recommend
keeping the formula change.
The original method of calculating SSIG
funds is based on Pell Grant funds the institu
tion received the previous year. Hill said.
He said the slate appropriated $750,000 for
the SSIG program last year. That money is
matched by federal funds.
Those who support the formulachange want
Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
money to be included with Pell Grant funds in
calculating the SSIG funds the institution re
Sue Gessner, director of the Nebraska Coor
dinating Commission for Postsecondary Edu
cation, said Sunday the commission adopted
the formula change this semester.
The problem with this approach is that Pell
Grant funds are based solely on need, while
SEOG funds are based on the institution’s
grantsmanship capabilities in the early stages
of the application process, Hilt said.
The Pell Grant is an entitlement program,
while the SEOG program gives a specific
amount to an institution, regardless of the
amount of needy students.
“It’s a skewed formula,” he said, and not die
“most accurate" way to allocate SSIG money.
Hill said such a formula shifts funds to more
“That would be very negative for an institu
tion like UNL," he said.
Funds should be used for those students who
can’t attend any college without financial aid,
“These students (at higher-cost institutions)
would get grant money at the expense of those
See MONEY on 6
at dinner time
By Larry Peirce
Instead of dining out Saturday
night, three University of Ne
braska-Lincoln students served
dinner to others.
Monte Kyes, Laura Nettiand and
Greg Baldwin arrived at The Gather
ing Place, 1448 E St. at 4:30 p.m. to
set tables, make coffee, heat ham and
bean soup and cut pies to serve to
some of Lincoln’s needy. After 13
people dined free of charge, the three
volunteers washed dishes and went
The group, part of UNL’s United
Ministries in Higher Education,
serves twice a month at the food
kitchen soup supper. The supper is
served daily from 5 to 6 p.m.
i ne students said tnat by serving,
they gel the satisfaction of helping
others less fortunate than themselves.
Nettland, a senior animal science
major, said she doesn't like to see
people go hungry.
'It's something that's always
bothered me . . . seeing people not
having enough to eat,” sne said, "I
don’t want to stand by and do noth
• _ ti
Saturday's meal was the third that
Nettland and Kyes have served at The
Gathering Place. Nettland said the
experience has changed how she
looks at poverty and hunger in Lin
“The Gathering Place has made it
more real to me,” she said. “I wish
otliers on cam ms could see this.”
Baldwin, s s >phomore sociology
major, ladled soup into bowls from a
five-gallon pot in the kitchen. He said
he was serving at The Gathering
Place for the first time, and expected
a “1930s community hall” setting
instead ot the large house with Fin
ished wood floors and mirrored cabi
nets. In the ground-floor dining room,
eight tables with centerpieces were
set for 25 people.
Baldwin said poor people are easy
to think of as tat isue s ana not people.
Poverty is a problem, he said, that
needs to be addressed by the public.
The Gathering Place is addressing the
problem. he said, even if it helps only
a few of the thousands of needy
people in the United States.
Balwin said his involvement has a
lot to do with United Ministries.
“We’re just here to worship God
and help His causes all we can,’’ he
Kyes, a senior meteorology major,
said a variety of people come to the
soup suppers, some don’t have
homes, he said, and some are try ing to
make what little money they have go
as far as possible.
Nettland and Kyes said they no
ticed that many people who come are
lonely and need contact with other
people. They said people are
^humble,” and appreciate the food
One man, who ate at The Gather -
Entity Turek, a 7-year-old from Lincoln, pickets for Amendment 402 Friday at the Federal
Rally leader wants informed voters
By Jeff Beals
ebraskans need to be better in
formed about Initiative 402, a
referendum on Tuesday's elec
tion ballot which would pull Ne
braska out of a five-state, low-level
radioactive waste compact, said Nell
Eckersley, leader of a pro-402 rally.
“People don’t know enough,”
Eckersley said. “We’re trying to in
form; even to make a few people more
aware of 402 would be fine.
Eckersley and about 25 other
members of the student group, Early
Warning, demonstrated Friday on the
east side of the Federal Building
along 16th Street between P and O
Proponents of402 want Nebraska
to be withdrawn from the compact.
Eckersley said if 402 is not passed,
“Nebraska would be stuck with
Nebraska has been chosen as a host
state for the storage facility.
Students held signs saying “Dump
the dump,” “Vote for Nebraska’s fu
ture” and “What is low-level waste?”
Some of the demonstrators distrib
uted flyers to motorists stopped at red
Andy Upright, a member of Early
Warning, said he hoped the demon
stration would help pass Initiative
“I think this rally will cause people
to think about the issue,” Upright
said. There are many people who are
for it. We want to support them and
give them more information.”
Opponents of Initiative 402 are
well-financed by out-of-state groups
who want the storage sight in Ne
braska, Eckersley said.
Other stales have invested more
than $1.5 million to defeat 402, Eck
MNo one wants die waste site near
them so they are willing to spend a lot
of money to keep it away,” Eckersley
Upright said the amount of money
spent on advertising bothers him.
“The ads are not representative of
what is happening,” he said. “They
downplay the importance of the is
By Jannette Bush
Running can be used as therapy to
improve one’s self-image and
self concept, said a research
project coordinator from the Univer
sity of Maryland.
Michael Sachs, a sports psycholo
gist who spoke on East Campus last
Thursday, said non-competitiveexer
cise will improve mental and physical
health which will reduce anxiety and
improve one’s self confidence. But
encouragement from self, family and
friends is needed, Sachs said.
Sachs said a healthy mental image
of “self’ comes before exercising.
He said individuals must think
about what self means to them. There
are four versions to self which include
real self, perceived setF, ideal self and
Each version of self affects the
way individuals feel about them
selves. Individual feedback is impor
tant to give the support that one needs
for a positive self-image, Sachs said.
Friends can act as “change agents”
to offer reinforcement, but as indi
viduals change, so might their
friends, Sachs said.
running is not
going to cure all
ills, but it makes for
“As you make changes... you may
get a new circle of friends,” Sachs
He said self-motivation is diffi
cult, but it is easier to become moti
vated to participate in non-competi
tive sports when friends are willing to
Sachs said being with friends alle
viates the strain of being alone.
In order to continue to exercise,
one must be able to sec the benefits of
exercising, Sachs said. But before a
person can receive the benefits of
exercise, he or she must master small
goals and make sure those goals are
“It takes a level of discipline to get
to that point,” Sachs said.
He said people may begin exercis
ing five to 10 minutes a day or running
eight to 10 miles a day. Once that goal
has been achieved then people may
icti guuu auoui mai atcumptisnrneiu
and want to continue each day.
“Achieving (your goals) makes
you feel good about yourself as a
result," Sachs said.
Running is good therapy because it
helps the runner relieve stress. Sachs
said people are stressed in different
area; of their lives at one time or
“Exercising and running is not
going to cure all ills, but it makes for
improvements," he said.
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