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70s Thursday to the 80s by Saturday.
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Ecological concern causes
increased class enrollment
By Lisa Bolin
A greater concern for ecologi
cal issues may account for an
increased enrollment in natu
ral resources classes at the University
of Nebraska-Lincoln this fall, said
Gary Hergenrader, head of the De
partment of Forestry, Fisheries and
Wildlife and the Nebraska State For
Enrollment in some classes has
increased by as many as 40 students.
The oil spill in Alaska, global
warming and tropical deforestation
are all issues facing the public today,
Hergenrader said, but students proba
bly are concerned with ecological
problems in Nebraska as well.
“These problems are not only
worldwide,” he said. “We have our
own problems at home. We have to
worry about the quality of our
groundwater and the effects of the
Two-Forks Dam on wildlife.”
Hergenrader said an increase in
available natural resources-rclated
jobs also accounts for more students
enrolling in such classes.
New jobs are being created and
longtime-vacant positions are being
filled, he said.
Hergenrader said he attributes the
greater job opportunity in the field to
a change in administration concerns.
Administrators have set different pri
oritiesfrom the past because they are
responding to current public con
Statistics provided by Hergen
Natural Resources 100: Introduc
tion to Natural Resources has 92 stu
dents enrolled for the fall semester as
compared to 50 to 60 students in past
Natural Resources 101: Orienta
tion to Natural Resources currently
has 66 students enrolled compared to
past enrollment in the 40s.
Forestry, Fisheries and Wildlife
211: Wildlife Biology and Conserva
tion has 45 students compared to past
enrollment in the 30s.
Forest, Fisheries and Wildlife
323: Resources Policy currently has
35 students compared to past enroll
ment in the 20s.
Hergcnrader said it would be help
ful if everyone knew the basics in
dealing with ecological problems.
“There is a little saying'in the
natural resources field,’’ he said,
‘“everything in the environment is
related to everything else.’ It’s very
general, but very true ... sometimes
we haven’t really appreciated that.’’
Hergenrader said the increased
interest has prompted plans for an
introductory natural resources class
concerning water, which he said he
hopes will be offered in the depart
ment within the next year.
Committee adopts plan to handle
demand for reserved parking
By Jerry Guenther
The Parking Advisory Com
mittee adopted a proposal
designed to handle all UNL
students’ requests for reserved park
ing during an emergency committee
session Monday afternoon.
Lt. John Burke, parking adminis
trator of the University of Nebraska
Lincoln Police Department, said the
proposal has been officially approved
by the committee, but is still subject
to approval by administrative offi
The emergency session was
needed to accommodate the higher
than-expecled demand for reserved
student parking, he said.
Burke said he hopes that final
approval will come today.
“We really felt we had a responsi
bility to provide reserved parking for
all the requests we had,’’ he said.
Under the proposal, Area G, north
of Cather Hall, will be changed to
reserved student parking. Previously,
the lot contained half reserved
spaces, half residence hall spaces.
Burke said the lot will be available
to 100 commuter students and 42
fraternity and sorority students who
have requested and paid for reserved
The lot will be operated by a gate
on the Vine Street entrance, he said,
and will be accessible only by com
Burke said he expects the gates to
arrive and be installed in about two
weeks. Until then, he said, a parking
cadet will be stationed at the entrance
to notify students of the change.
Signs also have been posted and
police have begun calling residence
hall students whose cars they see
parked in the lot to notify them of the
change, he said.
Burke said students from the
Cather, Pound and Neihardt resi
dence halls who have purchased re
served parking will have 49 stalls
reserved for them on the east side of
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JMeph Akpon, a poHbcel science graduate student, displays Ekto masks
whsch he has collected at tiie Nigeria;i Students Association exhibition. He
also collected seven others ton the University of Nebraska State Museum which
are now on display.
Nigerians display native crafts
By Eve Nations
Staff Repo ru t
Students walking through
the Nebraska Union this
week will be able to get a
sampling of the sights and sounds
of Nigeria as the Nigerian Students
Association starts its week-long
display of native arts and crafts.
Joseph Akpan, association
president, said the crafts displayed
are from all regions of Nigeria.
“All the items are made in
Nigeria and have been donated
from Nigerian students,” he said.
“We have masks from the south
ern region and things from all the
rest of the regions.
Linda Schreiner, an assistant
box office manager at the Lied
Center, bought one of the many
”1 think this gives us an oppor
tunity to see things from other
'countries,” Schreiner said. “It’s
beautifully handmade and the
craftsmanship is wonderful.”
Denise Campbell, a sophomore
English major and the publicity as
sistant for the Cultural Center,
agreed that die display increased
”1 think things like this are im
portant so that you don’t isolate
yourself from other cultures,” she
Along with the crafts display,
Akpan is showing four videos that
depict traditional lifestyles in Ni
geria. The video subjects include a
typical Nigerian wedding, cere
monial dances, secret society ritu
als and traditional dances.
Along with raising awareness
of other cultures, the association
also is trying to raise money for its
organization through the sales.
“We have very few Nigerian
students here and it is important
that our organization doesn’t fall
apart,” Akpan said.
Akpan is concerned primarily
with preserving the organization’s
voice to its government and help
ing Nigerian students with pass
ports and scholarships.
“These things are difficult if
we are not organized,” he said.
More nontraditional students are attending UNL
By Lisa Bolin
ccording to a University of Nebraska
Lincoln researcher, the number of non
trad it tonal students returning to higher
education is increasing - especially the num
ber of women.
Deanna Eversoll, director of evening pro
grams and lifelong learning services at UNL.
said the 1988 enrollment for students older
than 24 years of age was 2,144 compared to the
1981 enrollmentof 1,445.
About 60 percent of nontraditional students
are women, she said.
Eversoll said that since 1981 she has been
surveying graduates from UNL who are over
30 and who successfully have completed a
degree. Eversoll said she surveys graduates
over 30 because they are likely to be nontradi
tional students who have not gone to school
Approximately 65 students older than 30
completed degrees in 1981, the study showed.
In 1988, this number increased to about 107.
The study shows that women re-enter UNL
at an older age than most men, she said. In
1988, Eversoll said, the number of returning
women between the ages of 35 and 39 almost
Eversoll said she attributes the increase to
greater social support for women to attend
college. Most women in the age category have
waited to complete a degree after raising a
family, she said.
The average time between entry and re
entry into college for both men and women is
11 years, she said.
Both men and women returning to school
most often report “married” as their marital
status, Eversoll said. The “single” category,
she said, is the second highest for men, and
“divorced” is the second highest for women.
The graduates report several reasons for
having returned to higher education, Eversoll
said. The most reported reasons are job promo
tions and “unfinished business,” she said.
According to the study, a higher number of
May and December Undergraduate Degree
Graduates older than 30,1981-1988
1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988
Source: Evening Programs & Lifelong Learning Services, UNL. (*all figures approximate)
nontraditional students are employed full time,
and family income is the main source of financ
ing higher education.
Largely because of full-time employment,
56 percent of nontraditional students are en
rolled in evening classes, Eversoll said.
Twenty percent reported themselves to be pri
marily evening students, she said.
John Bruce/Daily Nebraskan
The study includes three parts, Eversoll
said. The first part is mailed to nontraditional
graduates after completing a baccalaureate
degree, she said, and focuses on how and why
those graduates completed the degree.
The second part, Eversoll said, is mailed to
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