The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, January 22, 1990, Page 5, Image 5

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    Organizations plan Earth Day activities i
ay viciona Ayone
Senior Reporter
Ecology Now and other Earth Day
organizers Sunday set a big task ahead
of them for April 22 - saving the
About 40 environmentally-con
cerned people met to continue plan
ning for the Earth Day celebration.
On April 21, a rally and march to
the State Capitol is planned to show
support for the environment.
On Earth Day, April 22, the cele
bration will kick off at Pioneers Park
in the Pinewood Bowl at 1 p.m. At
1:30 p.m., poetry readings and local
music groups are scheduled. The Chet
Ager Nature Center will hold nature
hikes, bird-banding demonstrations
and interpretive displays presented
by Nature Center staff and volunteers
from 2 to 5 p.m.
An Earth Fair with booths and
exhibits about environmental issues
also is planned for April 22. A street
dance, poetry readings, tree plant
ings, interactive games, folklore and
story telling, a bake sale and art fairs
are planned for the evening.
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and though it has improved and is
functional, it lacks key components
for future demands.
He said the new system would
operate through a central database,
as opposed to the two that control
the current system. With the new
system, additional software and
service benefits would be avail
“I view automation as the key
to personalization,” Griesen said.
“With this computer system, we
can provide 24,000 students with
the personal information they de
According to the proposal, the
goal of the system is to integrate
“core” student data, including
registration, records, admissions,
financial aid, student accounts and
student recruitment data
Director of Registration and
Records Ted Pfeifer, chairman of
the project task force, said he looks
forward to more computer services
but also realizes that the change
will take time and money.
“It’s not an overnight thing,
and few realize how complex stu
dent systems are,” Pfeiter said.
“Nearly all data on campus fun
nels through our database.’ ’
Officials at Colorado State
University took four years to es
tablish a comparable system, Pfeifer
Griesen said the project needs
broad representation, including
advisers, department heads, stu
dents and financial representatives.
The next review board meeting
to discuss the new system’s re
quirements will be at 3 p.m. today
in the Nebraska Union.
Continued from Page 1
priority to installing lights in the Area
20 lot at 19th and Vine streets. Uni
versity of Nebraska-Lincoln students
said in September that the dark lot
was not safe, he said.
The lighting project underwent
research and revisions after the park
ing officials’ emergency sessions last
semester. Final plans were announced
during semester break, Burke said.
The $34,500 lighting project is
$4,500 less than the first estimate,
Burke said. According to Burke, the
project will begin in spring when the
ground isn’t frozen.
In addition to installing lights, the
Parking Advisory Committee will
survey 1,250 commuter students about
the number of hours they stay on
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