The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, September 25, 1992, Page 2, Image 2

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    Poor conduct at football game troubles police
By Jan Calinger
Staff Reporter
UNL students are getting rowdier at Ne
braska home football games, and their behavior
is causing Ken Cauble, UNL police chief, to see
Cauble pointed to the Middle Tennessee
State game Sept. 12 as an example, during
which students threw cups of beer and other
beverages at the Comhusker Marching Band.
Band uniforms were stolen, band members
were injured and a cup filled with vomit was
thrown at the band, he said.
z “I’ve been here since 1965,” Cauble said,
“and the display was one of the worst I’ve ever
“I’ve never seen a crowd treat its own band
like that.”
“(The incident) was amazing,” he said.
“People should come to support the team, not to
disrupt things.” ^
Band director Jay Kloecker said the band
was a target of hecklers because it stood out in
the crowd.
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I don’t have a crystal ball', but I know that when the field game
becomes less interesting, people will find other ways to enter
tain themselves.
— Becker
Lincoln Police Department captain
“The fact that they are in uniform makes
them easier to see as a group,” he said.
Kloecker said students’ conduct forced band
members to concentrate on their safety, rather
than music, during games.
“I couldn’t watch the game,” Kloecker said.
“I spent my time watching things being thrown.”
Although Cauble said most of the problems
were with the student section, he did not blame
the student body as a whole.
“The few (students) that cause problems
reflect on all students,” he said, and “tftk
bothers me.”
Cauble said a lack of manpower contributed
to the problem. About 25 police officers are a..
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home football games, he said, and most of them
are stationed near places with large amounts of
money, such as concession stands.Only seven
or eight officers are left to control the crowd.
And not all of these officers are available to
watch the crowd at all times, Cauble said. At the
Sept. 12 game, officers were summoned to
three medical emergencies, he said.
“A lot of people don ’ t get that we’ re not here
just to baby-sit but have other responsibilities,”
Cauble said.
w £ Cauble said manpower for student sections
could not be greatly increased.
“We cannot have 20 officers in the student
section,” he said. “That’s not possible.”
Lincoln police officers are present at home
football games, but they usually don’t handle
the student section because they don’t have as
much jurisdiction as UNL Police, said Lincoln
Police Capt. John Becker, who supervises Lin
coln police officers at games.
“A university officer is a staff member,”
Becker said. “There are university rule viola
tions that UNL officers can deal with that are
not enforceable by Lincoln police because (they
are) not against any statute or ordinance.
“It makes more sense to have UNL police in
the student section.”
But Lincoln police do sometimes become
involved with students, Becker said. During the
Sept. 12 game, Lincoln police arrested a stu
dent who was assaulting a university police
officer, Becker said.
Becker said he did not know whether there
was a trend toward bad crowd conduct.
“I don’t have a crystal ball,” he said, “but I
know that when the field game becomes less
interesting, people will find other ways to
entertain themselves.”
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“There was no way I could be
pleased,” Joyce said, because her
student’s test was regraded.
“When someone regrades your
papers, nothing else matters to you,”
she said.
Although the regrading gave the
student a higher grade for the course,
Joyce said she wasn’t asking for the
student’s grade to be changed back.
“I have asked for an apology, which
I have not gotten. I have asked for an
apology from the English department
and from the dean and I’m not satis
fied yet,” Joyce said.
Moore said five students filed griev
ances for the grades they received in
English 244. Two grades were raised
via UNL’s grade-appeals process
through the Department of English
and the College of Arts and Sciences.
Grade changes are justified, Moore
said, if appeals committees at UNL
have evidence that an instructor graded
a student in a “biased or capricious
Moore said the committee also
ruled that the English department’s
grade appeals committee had erred in
dealing with appeals of the grades
Joyce assigned.
The UNL Department of English
failed to inform Joyce in writing of
one grade appeal from a student in her
class, Moore said.
“That’s clearly a violation of pro
cedures,” she said.
Moore said English department
officials thought the letter of appeal
written by one student was “so hateful
that they decided not to show it to
The NU Board of Regents policy
and a provision in the English
department’s guidelines state that
Joyce should have been given at least
a summary of the letter so she would
have a chance to testify in front of a
grade appeals committee.
“She was denied an opportunity to
adequately represent herself,” Moore
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I have asked for an
apology, which I have
not gotten. I have
asked for an apology
from the English de
partment and from the
dean and I’m not satis
fied yet.
former UNL English professor
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“It was clear that communication
between Professor Joyce and the En
glish (department grade appeals com
m ittee had broken down completely,”
she said.
Several students from Joyce’s sum
mer class had complained to the En
glish department about her, Moore
The College of Arts and Sciences’
grading appeals committee changed
one student’s grade after hearing com
plaints that the atmosphere in Joyce’s
classroom was hostile, Moore said.
“We believe the college’s com
mittee didn’t have adequate informa
tion to make that decision,” she said.
The committee members didn ’ t inter
view students in the class, Moore
“They can’ t rule about another fac
ulty member’s atmosphere in the way
they did it,” she said. “To do so leaves
every faculty member vulnerable.”
Moore said Stephen Hilliard, chair
man of the English department, testi
fied that he had never questioned
Joyce’s teaching ability or methods.
Joyce agreed that the atmosphere
in her summer English class was hos
“When students challenge your
knowledge in a classroom, I don’t
respond by turning the other check,’’
Joyce said. “I don’t sec anything wrong
with telling that student they don’t
know what they’re talking about, par
ticularly when they’re being hostile.”
Joyce said the grade disputes were
not the sole reason she left UNL.
“I left because I had no reason to
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UNL receives grant to create
Japanese studies reading room
By Neil Feldman
Staff Reporter
Wendy Navratil
Senior Editor
Masao Wada, consul general of
Japan in Kansas City, Mo., spoke
Thursday night to promote a new
Japanese reading room at the Uni
versity of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Takehito Saeki, president of
Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing
Corp., USA, recently presented
UNL with a $100,000 grant to es
tablish the Kawasaki Reading
Room for Japanese Studies, said
Harriet Turner, chairwoman of the
department of modem languages
and literatures.
“He not only gave the dona
tion,” Turner said, “but his com
pany packed and shipped all the
books from Japan halfway around
the world, hand-delivered them to
Oldfather Hall and charged us noth
During his speech, Wada said
he hoped the reading room would
educate students and faculty in U.S.
Japan relations. He stressed the
importance of strong relations be
tween the United States and Japan
and global harmony among inter
national stales.
“Japan and the United States are
trustworthy allies,” Wada said, “but
this was not always the case.”
Wada talked about the isolation
that characterized Japan before
World War II.
“We are very lucky that the first
Americans we encountered were
such nice people,” Wada said. ‘-Too
many people still look back at Pearl
Relations between the two coun
tries have dramatically improved
since World War II, Wada said.
And with greater understanding of
each other, he said, Japan and the
United States will continue to grow
UNL Chancellor Graham
Spanier said he was pleased with
Saeki’s gift to the university.
“Mr. Saeki’s foresight and in
terest in promoting global thinking
will create this new facility that
will serve students, faculty, staff
and the community,” Spanier said.
Spanier added that the reading
room would bolster the Japanese
studies program at UNL.
Turner said the reading room
contained everything from atlases
and reference works to audio and
video tapes and novels.
“Students who know nothing
about Japanese can go through these
fabulous books and learn a lot about
Japan—without even knowing the
language,” she said.
The reading room, in 1126
Oldfather Hall, contains about
1,200 books from Japan, Turner
said. It is open from 1 p.m.to5p.m.
Monday through Friday.
Ryoko Sasaki-Shuss, an instruc
tor of Japanese who was the project
director, will monitor the room.
Books and other materials from the
room will not circulate outside the
reading room .Turner said, but an y
one is welcome to use them.
Am6ng some of the most valu
able possessions are documents that
were reconstructed after being de
stroyed in World War II, she said.
One volume of such documents
cost about SI,000.
“No other university has this,”
she said.
James Mackicwicz, a sopho
more business major who attended
Thursday’s program, said he was
pleased with the addition to the
foreign language department.
“I think it will really make it a
great program,” he said.
Career Day helps students find jobs
Employers meet
students seeking
work, internships
By Matthew Grant
Staff Reporter
Career Information Day gave UNL
students a better chance to be among
the 50 percent of students who get
jobs immediately after graduating.
Employers from 84 companies met
Nebraska students at the event, spon
sored by the Career Placement Asso
ciation of Nebraska, in the Nebraska
Union Thursday.
Career Information Day provided
an opportunity for students graduat
ing this year to give companies their
Representatives from local, na
tional and international organizations
answered questions and provided
employment information and com
pany literature for about 1,000 stu
dents, said Sandy Corbitt, assistant
director forCarccr Planning and Place
ment at UNL. She helped coordinate
the day with Keith Zimmer, athletic/
career counselor.
Most of those who attended were
from the University of Ncbraska-Lin
coln, but students also came from the
other 25 Nebraska colleges that are
CPAN members.
More companies attended the event
than last year, Corbitt said, but the
recession is having some effect on
employment opportunities. She said
companies might come to the event
even if they didn’t have jobs avail
“There are fewer new jobs avail
able, and the others are more com
petitive,” Corbitt said.
Career Information Day included
a career fair, information tables, pan
els and workshops and a fashion show,
where interview and workplace cloth
ing was displayed and a panel of
professional recruiters talked about
dressing to impress for interviews.
Student-athletes and Golden Key
National Honor Society members
modeled the outfits for more than 100
Students taking advantage of the
day’s events said they thought it was
a good idea.
Troy Johnston, a sophomore me
chanical engineering major, went to
Career Day looking for an internship.
A couple of the booths interested him,
he said.
Jeremy Parolek, a freshman arche
ology major, was checking out the job
market early.
“I was told in one of my classes it
would bcagood idea tocome,”Parolek
Beginning midnight Wednesday
12:55 p.m. — Compact discs sto
len, Architecture Hall, $300.
1 p.m. — Man injured, vehicle
bicycle accident, 14 th Street, west
of Harper-Schramm-Smith Com
plex, $100, transported to Univer
sity Health Center.
1:56 p.m. — Purse stolen, Ne
braska Union, $50.
2:31 p.m, — Bicycle stolen, Ne
bi ska Union, $810.
4:02 p.m. — Two-vehicle, non
injury accident, 35th and Fair
streets, $350.
4:20 p.m.—Book bag stolen, Uni
versity Bookstore, $42.
5:16 p.m.—Hit-and-run accident,
East Campus Loop, $50.
8:55 p.m. — Shirt, watch, calcula
tor and $4 stolen, Mabel Lee Hall,