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I October 15, 1990 University of Nebraska-Lincoln
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CBA cost
a concern
to regents
By James P. Webb
Staff Reporter
The NU Board of Regents Fri
day voiced concern over the
high price tag of the review
board overseeing the expansion of
the College of Business Administra
Robert Pazderka, assistant vice
president for administration, told the
regents the review board’s general
budget for design planning of the
CBA expansion will cost an addi
tional $170,000 because of the board’s
decision to change the site of expan
sion and because of inflation.
The board decided to scrap nearly
completed plans for northward ex
pansion because it would have ruined
the green space north of CBA, he
said. Doing so will cost $71,683 for
new design plans and a $100,000
increase due to inflation during the
Because the review board was
authorized to oversee the project af
ter it was already well into the plan
ning stages, the money spent on the
First drawings was wasted, Pazderka
In an interview, Regent Robert
Allen of Hastings said he is con
cerned about the budget overruns.
But, he said, it’s more important
for the board to ensure an overall
theme of the CBA building and get
the project started to relieve the over
See REGENTS on 9
Saying goodbye...
Holly Terry, sister of SP. 4 Brian Terry, right, wipes tears from her eye after saying goodbye Sunday afternoon. Terry, a for
mer UNL Business major, left with about 150 other Army Reservists in the Fremont-based General Supply Company. See
story page 7._____
McShane: Love Library in need of more study space
By James P. Webb
Staff Reporter
Love Library has slumped far below na
tional standards for study space, Aca
demic Senate President James McShane
told the NU Board of Regents Friday.
McShane warned that study space in the
University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Love Li
brary has fallen below 50 percent of the re
quirement by the American Association of
Libraries and that library storage capacity would
be exhausted in five years.
“We could put more shelves in there and get
up lo peak storage capacity,” McShane said in
an interview. “It’s a Catch 22; at the same time
we increase storage space, we diminish study
Kent Hendrickson, dean of university li
braries, said total storage capacity for UNL’s
10 research libraries is at 80 percent.
‘‘That means in five years, we will be ap
proaching 90 percent,” Hendrickson said. “For
all intents and purposes, you’re full when you’ve
reached 90 percent capacity.”
Love Library, with 1.5 million bound vol
umes, receives 50,000 volumes annually, he
said, resulting in even more of a space crunch.
“If one area fills up faster, we have to shift
the volumes to make room,” he said. “That
takes time and is costly.”
As other branch libraries, such as the math
library, begin to reach capacity, volumes will
have to be sent to Love Library or to C.Y.
Thompson on East Campus, Hendrickson said.
“That makes them fill up that much faster,”
he said. “There's not much you can do without
additional space; quite often it means taking
away from study space.”
Hendrickson said UNL’s study space is worse
than that of neighboring universities.
“By national standards, we should be able to
scat 20 percent of the student population, but
we are seating around 6 percent total,” he said.
A request for expansion of Love Library
that would meet its need for 10 to 20 years was
made to the administration, but is stuck wailing
for regents’ approval, he said.
“We’ll keep at it because it’s something we
desperately need,” Hendrickson said.
McShane said that Love Library was dropped
from the regents’ list of capital construction
priorities because other projects, such as asbes
tos removal from Burnett Hall and the green
house renovation project, have a higher prior
Professor studies abroad
Children focus of China research
By Brenda Cheng
Staff Reporter
A partnership of research and teaching
has taken William Meredith halfway
around the world.
Meredith, an associate professor and chair
man of the Department of Human Develop
ment and the Family, has visited China twice to
work on a research project about students and
families, and plans to return again in February.
One of his goals is to increase international
understanding by sharing his experiences with
others, he said.
Meredith has shown slides of American life
to more than 900 people in China and has
shown more than 2,100
Americans slides of life
in China.
“I feel that in this
day and age to be fully
educated a person needs
to have some international
exposure. That doesn’t
have to be actually going
some place, but through
courses and that type of thing,” Meredith said.
His first visit to South China Normal Uni
versity in Guangzhou was in 1988. He lived on
campus for four months, taught and did re
search on only children vs. sibling children, a
topic sparked by China’s one-child policy,
Meredith said.
Many Chinese arc concerned that only chil
dren arc spoiled and selfish, he said.
“It was a major social issoc in China,”
Meredith said.
He said he is interested in the policy because
he is an only child and because ne knew that it
was an area that the Chinese people were
particularly interested in having researched.
The one-child policy, started in 1979, limits
each family to one child to control China’s
population of more than 1 billion.
“The family docs not decide when they are
going to have a child. They have to apply for
permission to their work unit, which could be
like the university’s work unit or factory work
unit, to have a child,” Meredith said.
Some rural families rnay be allowed to have
a second child if the first one is a girl because
“countryside old traditions” depend on carry
ing on the family line, he said. The government
has less control in rural areas, he said.
Meredith’s research, like studies of Ameri
can children, found that only children arc not
selfish or spoiled.
He relumed 10 China in May 1990 for six
weeks with Doug Abboil, an associate profes
sor in the human development and family
department, and Steve Sherrets, a part-time
teacher in the department, to do more research
on the effects of the policy on Chinese families.
He is planning an experimental study tour to
China next February with seniors Glen Jagcls
and David Krogman, both human development
majors. The trip will lasttwo-and-a half weeks.
On the trip, they will visit South China
Normal University where the students will
experience college life in China, Meredith said.
One student will videotape segments of the
daily activities at a preschool on campus,
Meredith said. The student also will interview
several preschool teachers and one university
professor who works with the preschool.
The tape will be brought back and used in a
UNL preschool class to show students how
preschools in China compare with those in the
United States.
The other student’s project is to tape inter
views with college students about their lives in
China, Meredith said. These taped interviews
also will be used in the human development
Program to
visually link
From Staff Reports _
Students and faculty in the Insti
tute of Agriculture and Natural
Resources will get quality pro
gramming they wouldn’t have been
exposed to otherwise through an inter
state telecommunications program, an
official said.
Irvin Omivedl, vice chancellor for
1ANR, told the NU Board of Regents
Friday that the program, AG*SAT,
will !:.ik the agriculture colleges of
32 land*grant universties nationwide.
Production of the program will be
directed by Jack McBride, director
and manager of NETV, on East
An introductory course in food
science management, taught by Penn
State University, and a sustainable
agriculture systems course, taught by
, Iowa State University, will be offered
through IANR this spring, be said.