The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, September 18, 1989, Page 7, Image 7

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    Solutions for racial problems
goal of cultural diversity retreat
By Natalie Weinstein
Suiff Reporter
This year’s cultural diversity
retreat will go a step further than
tin first one, according to coordi
Last fall, the emphasis was
placed on identifying racial issues
and problems, said Paul Miles,
special assistant to the vice chan
cellor for student affairs.
“Appreciating Cultural Diver
sity II: Breaking Through Racial
Barriers” will focus on setting
goals to help solve some of the
problems, he said.
-“Last year we stood on the
comer,” Miles said. “This year
we’re going to hold hands and
cross the street.”
Applications for 26 studenis-at
large are out - another change
from last year.
Peg Johnson, interim executive
assistant to use vice chancellor for
student affairs, said, retreat plan
ners wanted to include students
who aren’t involved in organiza
tions sponsoring the retreat, espe
cially freshmen and sophomores.
‘Last year we
stood on the
corner. This
year we're going
to hold hands
and cross the
Another 44 students will par
ticipate from these sponsoring
organizations: Residence Hall
Association, Developing Realistic
Educational. Activities for Minori
ties, Afrikan People’s Union, Uni
versity Programs Council, Asso
ciation of Students of the Univer
sity of Nebraska, International
Student Organization, Intertrater
nity Council, Panhellenic Associa
tion, Mexican American Student
Association, Vietnamese Student
Association and University of
Nebraska Intertribal Exchange.
Students will leave Oct. 14 at 4
p.m. for Camp Calvin Crest in
Fremont and return at 6 p.m. Oct.
15. Activities will Include speak
ers, small group discussions and
presentations on the history, cul
ture and problems facing blacks,
Hispanics, American Indians,
Asian-Americans and whites.
There is no cost to attend.
The deadline for applications is
Sept. 25. Applications are avail
able at the following offices:
ASUN, RHA, Greek Affairs,
Campus Activities & Programs,
Culture Center Campus Activities
& Programs, Multi-Cultural Af
fairs and vice chancellor for stu
dent affairs.
Great Plains center plans joint venture
ay Jannette Bush
Suff Reporter
If a formal agreement is signed at
the Climate Change Symposium in
Lincoln April 5 through 7, a joint
venture will be under way between
the Canadian Plains Research Centre
and the UNL Center for Great Plains
John Wunder, director of the Uni
versity of Nebraska-Lincoln center,
said plans for the cultural and educa
tional exchange are being made. The
cooperative venture probably will
take place in the spring, he said.
Both centers have many things in
common, which was the incentive for
ideas to start the program, Wunder
In a recent meeting in Sas
katchewan, Wunder and Fran Kaye,
editor of the Great Plains Quarterly
published at UNL, met with James
McCrorie, executive director of the
Canadian center, and Gillian Minifie,
managing editor of joint publica
* In the meeting, they discussed five
areas of possible joint participation.
They include:
• Faculty exchanges.
• Student exchanges.
• Ajoint issue of the Prairie Forum
(a semiannual publication of the
Canadian Plains Research Centre)
and the Great Plains Quarterly.
•Ajoint book publication, includ
ing an encyclopedia of the Great
• A major conference in 1993 to be
in Lincoln.
Kaye said the money for these
programs will come primarily from
foundations such as the National
Endowment For Humanity, the Don
ner Foundation and the Social Serv
ices and Humanities Council in Can
According to Wunder and Kaye,
100 fellows or faculty members are
involved in the Great Plains center
from UNL and the University of
Nebraska at Omaha.
Kaye said 14 UNL undergraduates
are majoring in great plains studies.
UNL offers undergraduate courses in
the field, while the Canadian pro
gram’s courses are graduate level
Kaye said the faculty and student
exchange programs will benefit both
centers because much can be learned
about both cultures.
RECRUIT From Page 1
The admissions department sends
mailings to U.S. embassies to try to
attract foreign students, and has
?;iven recruiting materials to UNL
acuity members who travel outside
the country, Taylor said.
But “the biggest way (UNL at
tracts foreign students) is by word-of
mouth,” Taylor said.
The UNL admissions office re
ceives thousands of application re
quests a year from foreign students,
about one-third of whom cannot af
ford the expense, Taylor said.
Scholarships from UNL will help
foreign students, he said, because
they will be eligible for additional
money from federal agencies and
educational organizations.
Kleis said that recruiting foreign
students is important because UNL
“needs to provide an educational
environment that is global.”
“It’s ridiculous to think that UNL
must confine itself to Nebraskans,”
he said.
Kleis, who is chairman of the
Association of Big Eight Universi
ties’ International Council, said he
also is working with the association
to help universities develop areas of
specialization, such as in research, to
attract foreign students.
OZQNE from Page 1
The ozone hole came as a surprise
to many scientists, Mount said.
In 1985, a group of British scien
tists discovered the unusually low
levels of ozone over Antarctica.
Satellites were showing a de
crease in ozone as early as 1978,
Mount said, but satellite operators
were ignoring the data because “it
didn’t look right.”
• Damage to the ozone layer, which
absorbs damaging ultraviolet radia
tion from the sun, could be “devas
tating” to plant and animal life, he
Australia and New Zealand al
ready are experiencing a 15 percent
increase in the amount of UV radia
tion, Mount said.
Because CFCs are non-toxic, non
flammable and easy to handle, and
because the CFC industry makes S2
billion a year, it will be hard to put a
ban on them, Mount said.
In more modem plants, CFCs are
being recycled to prevent their re
lease. Future legislation likely will
make recycling a requirement,
Mount said.
CFCs offer a special problem to
scientists, Mount said.
It takes 10 to 20 years for CFCs
released on the ground to reach the
upper atmosphere, he said.
“This can scare you,” hejsaid.
“There has been a tremendous
amount of production since 1960,
which means there is another 30 years
of input which we can’t control and
haven’t seen the effects of yet.”
MEYER from Page 1
31 meeting to file a suit.
Meyer, who describes himself as a
private citizen offended by the re
gents’ action, said he is upset because
of the money that will be spent re
placing Roskens.
The regents agreed July 31 to fire
Roskens while honoring the remain
ing two years of his contract, includ
ing salary and benefits totaling about
Meyer said additional costs for a
search committee to replace
Roskens, along with the salary of the
new NU president, are a “waste of
Although Meyer was told by the
regents’ attorneys that Roskens’ dis
missal was a “personnel matter’’
which is not included in the state’s
open meeting law, he disagrees.
Meyer said that once the decision
was made to fire Roskens, it also
became an appropriations issue be
cause the regents agreed to pay
Roskens his salary.
Student Health and Accident Insurance
Vlid West National Life Insurance Company in Irving, Texas provides
l NL students and dependents with medical coverage designed
specifically for them. All undergraduate and graduate students
who have paid their University^Health Center fees are eligible
for coverage under this plan. Their dependents are eligible for
coverage although they must use community medical resources.
The insurance policy w ill pay 80% of the first S2.500 of reasonable
and customary expenses after a deductible has been met. and 100%
of the expenses above S2.500 up to a lifetime maximum of S50,(XX).
I or treatment received at L'Nl. Health Center, the deductible is .
waived and covered expenses are paid at 1.00%. Refer to your
insurance brochure for additional benefits and covered expenses.
1st Semester enrollment period is Aug. 24 thru Oct. 8, 1989
Fees Cur the 89/90 School Year are as follows:
Student Only.$260.00
Add for Spouse. 720. (X)
Add for bach Child...,. 315.00
If you wish to be covered under this plan, you must fill out
the enrollment cards available by mail or from the Student Health
Center. Coverage becomes effective upon receipt of your payment.
Counseling center extends hours
By Pat Dinslage
■ Staff Reporter
Responding to requests for eve
ning appointments and the success of
last year’s expanded hours, the Uni
versity of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Coun
seling Center now is open two eve
nings a week, said Vernon Williams,
director of counseling.
For the rest of the year, the center
will be open from 5 to 8 p.m.
Wednesday and Thursday, in addi
tion to the regular 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
hours Monday through Friday.
Last spring, the center experi
mented with evening hours. The re
sponse was good, Williams said, with
all the available staff having one to
three appointments each evening.
Williams said the Counseling
Center, in 226 Administration Build
ing, offers information on “where to
find things on campus,’ ’ and counsel
ing on personal and emotional con
flicts, career choices and selection of
a major course of study. The center
does not offer academic advising or
class scheduling, he said.
Last year, he said, the center saw
895 students.
Evening hours also were added for
the increased number of non-tradi
tional students who use the center, he
said. Evening hours fit nontradi
tional students’ schedules better, he
Thirty to 40 percent of the students
seen by center staff members are
older than 25, Williams said.
Many times, their problems focus
on family and marital concerns, fi
nancial problems and problems with
young children, he said.
Williams said the center had tried
offering evening hours several years
ago, and “maybe got one student (a
Williams said he is not sure why
the response has been greater this
‘ ‘ Maybe people are more keyed to
doing things in die evening than they
were (a few years ago),” and realize
that some UNL services are open in
the evening, he said.
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