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Van Horn named VP.
By Jeff Zeleny
. Senior Editor
w ames C. Van Hom will be rec
I ommended to the NU Board of
• P Regents to become the vice presi
dent for business and finance for the
University of Nebraska, NU Presi
dent Martin Massengale announced
Van Hom is expected to be con
firmed Saturday at the regent's
monthly meeting. He has held the
position of interim vice president since
May 1992, when Alan Seagren va
cated the position to return to a profes
sorship in the UNL Teachers College.
“We conducted a thorough, na
tional search for a person to fill this
crucial position," Massengale said in
a statement, "and we interviewed a
number of outstanding candidates."
Joe Rowson, director of NU public
relations, said three candidates made
the final cut for the position. Dr. Rich
ard L. Margison, associate vice presi
dent for business and finance at the
University of Illinois and Roy M.
Merolli, vice president for finance
and administration at Easton Con
necticut State University were final
Van Hewn said he has known about
the permanent position since Mon
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Student recovering from accident
By Jeff Zeteny
ummer renovations at the Delta
Upsiion fraternity house turned
into tragedy last week for Eric
Lindvall, a member of the frater
nity, became pinned under-1, MX)
pounds of diywall sheets after trying
to get into his room Sunday, June 6.
The fraternity is undergoing con
struction, and was not occupied* by
students at the lime of the accident.
Construction workers rescued him
after being pinned against a wall for
13 hours, police reports said.
Lindvall, 20, a junior secondary
education major, was listed in fair
condition Wednesday at Lincoln Gen
eral Hospital. He was upgraded from
critical condition and moved from the
intensive care unit to modified inten
sive care, nursing supervisor Kathy
Kevin Hervert, a senior advertis
ing major and Lindvall’s roommate,
said Wednesday that Lindvall’s con
dition was improving.
Family, friends and fraternity
brothers nave been by his side con
stantly since the accident, Hervert
“He has a lot of close friends in the
house and also from Kearney,” Hervert
Lindvall lost his left leg below the
knee in the accident, Peregrine said,
but the chances of saving his right leg
Tim Umshler, an American Fam
ily Insurance casual-field clawwwt- -
aminer, said Wednesday that Robison
Construction of Lincoln was remod
eling the fraternity house.
“We do insure Robinson Construc
tion and we are making an investiga
tion,” he said. “It’s too early to tell if
there will be a claim.”
Hervert said the state of shock
Lindvall’s family and friends felt last
week was diminishing, but they were
still finding it hard to believe the
“They are just coming out of the
initial stages of shock,” he said. “I just
felt like he’s going to walk in any
minute and tell me what to do.”
Lindvall was the Delta Upsilon
summer rush chairman, and Hervert
said he will try to remain active in
“We’re going to try to gel him
involved as much as possible,” he
nal starting salaries for students who graduated between
-- * - 31,1993, compared to 1991-1992
Numbers era estimates of
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offerejl Jobs by recruiters.
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Family, academic life balanced
By DeOra Janssen
Imagine being a teacher, stu
dent, wife, mother and com
Sharon Kuska does them all.
r~r Kuska, an
fessor in the
College of Ar
ceived her doctorate degree in civil
engineering from UNL in May as
her husband and three children
Since 1988, Kuska has pursued her
doctorate degree, and it hasn’t been
easy, she said.
“It’s tough, but you can make it,”
Kuska said. “It can only make you a
better person; the light at the end of
the tunnel isn’t a train,” she said.
Kuska received her bachelor’s of
science and architectural studies from
UNL in 1982 and her master’s of
science and civil engineering fronu
UNL in 1984.
In 1986, after she married her hus
band Galen, Kuska accepted a job at
UNL as an assistant professor of ar
Kuska said she started working
toward her doctorate in 1988, but
she had to put it on hold until 1990
to have her three children: Casey,
5, Allee, 4 and Megan, 3.
“I kept having to drop my
classes," she said.
But from 1990 to 1993, Kuska
balanced her family life, job and
Kuska said that she would spend
the day at work from 8 a.m. until
about 4:30 p.m. Then she would
make the one-hour drive home to
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Graduates face lower salaries
By Mindy Letter
Students preparing to graduate
from the University of Ne
braska- Lincoln in the future
might face a two-tiered problem after
receiving their diplomas.
According to a recent report by the
College Placement Council, jobs
found through recruiting have Seen
slim. And those fortunate enough to
be offered a job should not plan to see
much of an increase in starting sala
ries from last year.
They also might see a decrease in
starting salaries, depending on their
degree and field they enter.
While the inflation rate continues
to grow, Larry Routh, UNL’ s director
of career planning and placement,
said the job market remained static
for those who have recently gradu
ated or are soon planning to graduate.
The job market for graduating se
niors is “tougher and more competi
tive” than it has been in years, Routh
“An ad in the paper with a basic
bachelor of arts requirement and not a
very narrow description of required
skills will draw 200-300applications,”
Routh said. “Employers are easily
receiving as many as two times the
applications as they would three or
four years ago.”
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for graduates are because of conser
vative hiring practices of Fortune 500
companies, coupled with the disman
tling of numerous positions.
“With the downsizing of the mili
tary, you have military people in the
job market looking; then you have
part time and temporary workers who
want full-time work,” Routh said.
Routh said the recent growth of people
in the job market has not left gradu
ates unemployed, but has left them
underemployed in jobs with few ben
efits and low pay.
“Unemployment still has not
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