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Malaysian Night exhibits culture’s diversity
By Paula Lavigne
Driven by thundering drums, a shimmer
ing gold dragon danced on the ledge of
Broyhill Fountain Sunday in pursuit of a
smaller, red and black lion as they chased
each other into the Nebraska Union.
This traditional Lion and Dragon Dance
opened a night-long celebration of cultura
harmony and pride during the 9th annual
Malaysian Night ’94, sponsored by the Ne
braska University Malaysian Students Asso
ciation. • „
“To know Malaysia is to Love Malaysia
was the theme of this celebration featuring a
banquet of authentic Malaysian foods, cul
tural presentations, traditional dances, op
eras and ceremonial rituals representing the
*£• main cultures of Malays,a - Indian.
Chinese and Malay.
After a lew minor technical dimtultics,
Malaysian Night ’94 carried on smoothly.
Chcow Tcong Oh, NUMSA president
saidNUMSA events, such as Malaysia Night
’94, reflected the diversity of Malaysian
culture. , r .
“1 hope thisevent will bring better friend
ships among ourselves and Lincoln as a
whole,” he said in his introductory speech.
Hendrik van den Berg, faculty advisor to
NUMSA,said the time and work invested in
NUMSA events was commendable.
“NUMSA has distinguished itself as a
very active, if not the most active, organiza
tion on campus,” he said.
James Gricsen, vice chancellor for stu
dent affairs at the University of Ncbraska
Lincoln, said Malaysian Night 94 allowed
those, like himself, who had not traveled on
Malaysian soil, to become familiar with the
culture. . . .
Because of the involvement Malaysian
students display at UNL, Gricsen said he
would like to change the theme (rom "To
know Malaysia is to love Malaysia,” to “To
know Malaysians is to love Malaysians.’
Enliang Ching, a junior psychology
major, said the event made her feel closer to
her family and home in Malaysia.
“To see the stage perlormers ami me
Malaysian slides connects me to my home.”
Ching said the event promoted Malay
sian culture by representing the interracial
harmony in her country.
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near the Big Red Shop that had been
so dark during the fall tour it was
difficult to tell it was even a lot.
With the completion of the 10th
Street viaduct and the 1 lght ing it added,
C'acak said the area had greatly im
proved. By the fall semester, lights
also will be installed in the area be
hind the shop, he said.
The East Campus Loop also will
get additional lighting next fall. The
street is scheduled to have 30 to 40
fixtures installed.Cacak said,a project
expected to cost $58,000.
The cost ot putting up I ignis nas
been a major (actor in making the
improvements more gradual.
UNL pays the electric bill, but the
cost of light installation comes from
resources of individual departments.
Officials said the money to put up
the lights, estimated to be $2,000 per
fixture, came out of various depart
ments' annual equipment budgets.
Johnson said that since the tours
began two years ago, the percept ion ol
safety on the campus had improved
“The perception was that the cam
pus was not safe because i t was so dark
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population, he said.
“Thcyjust rolled in,” he said. “We
didn’t do any recruiting.”
There were others who played
major roles during UNL’s expansion
years, Hardin said.
“We had good support, he said.
“We had a few people around who
knew how to do things and do them
Hardin said the university used
revenue bonds to handle the costs of
building residence halls for the in
creasing number of students.
“We had to do things as economi
cally as possible because the kids who
came theredidn’ t have much money.”
After the residence halls, the next
item up for improvement was City
Campus. Hardin said the university
hired an outside consultant, and a
master plan was drawn up to study
individual college needs — parking,
residence halls and new building lo
With help from the city, Hardin
had 11th, 15th, T and Vine streets
closed off through campus.
Next, Hardin used bonds toexpand
Memorial Stadium and the Nebraska
— and that has been addressed.”
But, for some, an unsafe percep
Johnson said the perception arose
from a hesitancy, especially among
women, to talk about attacks that have
There arc a lot of rumors, he said,
but few facts. The result is that the
u nsafe percept ion m ay con t in ue, wh ile
the issue itself is more difficult to
At an earlier meeting with univer
sity personnel, Johnson said he re
membered one woman tcllinghim she
would never feel safe walkingon cam
pus at night, no matter what the dis
tance or how good the lighting.
Patti Lutter, chairwoman of UNL
Pol ice Advisory, said additional l ignt
ing may not make the campus saler,
but may make people walking across
campus at night more comfortable.
“The lighter a place is, the more
people are going to feel comlortable.
she said. The increased traffic would
discourage people from harming oth
CrSjhc only letdown of the tour was
that the people for whom many of the
improvements are being made.didn t
show “My greatest disappointment is
the lack of involvement by the stu
dents,” Johnson said. “There seems to
be a lack of interest.”
Union and to build the East Union,
Kimball Hall and the Sheldon Memo
rial Art Gallery.
The Nebraska Center for Continu
ing Education was built to bring in
other professors from around the na
tion for national conferences and to
show off UN L, Hardin said.
A grant from the Kellogg Corpora
tion gave the university halfthe money
it needed to build the center, Hardin
said. He said UNL had to raise the
“That was done by tak mg our snow
on the road and asking people from all
across the state to donate,” Hardin
said. “And they did.”
Hardin said he didn’t intend on
leaving when he did. He said the only
way he would leave UN L was if N ixon
invited him to join his cabinet.
Looking back, Martha Hardin, who
met Clifford Hardin when he was
working on the student newspaper at
Purdue University, said seeing what
had been done at UN L was wonderful.
“Thtfrfs one of the rewards is know
ing you helped some people,” she
Hardin said he, his wife, his chil
dren and grandchildren were very
pleased about thebuildingbeingdcdi
cated to him.
“It’s a nice feeling to be gone 25
years and be remembered this way.
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