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to make way
for new ones
From Staff Reports
Love Library will empty its
storage space today and take the
show on the road.
“It’s one day only. If they,
don’t get over today, it’s tool
late,” said Judy Johnson, head
of acquisitions for the Univer
sity of Nebraska-Lincoln librar
Johnson said books currently
in storage would be sold from 8
a.m. to 3 p.m. today outside un
der the library link.
Books of all subjects are for
sale during the annual event,
Johnson said. Hardcover books
are $1, with paperbacks selling
for 50 cents and music scores
for 25 cents.
Most of the books were gifts
to the library, she said. Many of
them are duplicates ordon’t meet
the needs of students and fac
“We’ve got lots of mysteries,
and that’s not something we
teach here at UNL,” Johnson
A few books on sale are old
books no longer in use. And the
library desperately needs space
for new books, Johnson said.
Profits from the sale will go
into a fund for new books.
Unsold books will be taken
to the Lincoln-Lancaster Depart
ment of Corrections, which has
no budget for reading material
for the inmates, Johnson said.
Materials not taken by the
corrections center will be picked
up by the Salvation Army.
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Interior design program gets accreditation
By John Fulwldw
The UNL interior design program,
which moved to the College of Archi
tecture last year, recently got a seal of
approval from accreditors, the
program’s coordinator said.
Betsy Gabb said the six-year ac
creditation showed that the program
was moving in the right direction.
Previously, the program had earned
only two- and four-year accredita
tions, she said.
“Our students... have the opportu
nity to be more competitive in the job
market,” she said. “We’re the only
accredited program in the state.”
She said one reason the program
received a longer accreditation was
that the quality of student work had
The program also earned the longer
accreditation because of the move to
the architecture college, she said. The
College of Architecture has facilities
that were not available in the College
of Home Economics, she said.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Chancellor Graham Spanier moved
the interior design program from the
former College of Home Economics
into the architecture college on July I,
1993, Gabb said.
The program was moved because
architecture and interior design are
similar disciplines, she said, and be
ing in the College of Architecture
provided interior design students more
Accreditors from the Foundation
for Interior Design and Research an
nounced earlier this year that the newly
placed college had met all the require
ments in available facilities and re
sources, curriculum, the quality of
student work, the availability of sup
porting courses, the support of fac
ulty in related disciplines and cultural
“We prepared for the accreditation
during the fall semester of ’93. We
had to submit a report to the accredit
ing agency,” Gabb said. “They vis
ited campus during spring of’94. And
then that all has to go back through
channels, so we just received word as
school opened this year.”
Gabb said the accreditation pro
cess required a lot of paperwork and
even more digging. The program had
to prepare a written report and show
student work, she said.
“They establ ish guidel ines for any
undergraduate program in the coun
try, and so we needed to meet or
exceed all ofthose guidelines in order
to receive full accreditation,” she said.
Gabb said the program had no prob
lems with the transition, and the stu
dents didn’t have to go through the
normal hassle of changing colleges.
“There’s been no trouble with that
transition at all; in fact it’s gone very
smoothly... Because it was done as a
group and because the associate dean
here ... was committed to making it
happen as easily as possible for the
students, it did,” she said.
But not every student chose to
“Most of the interior design ma
jors chose to change colleges. There
were a few... no more than five who
had the option of finishing the degree
as it was in the College of Home
Economics,” Gabb said.
Amy Schweers, a senior interior
design major, was one of those five.
Schweers decided not to switch be
cause of her scholarship.
“There was going to be no money
available forme to pay for my school
ing, where I have pretty much every
thing paid for in the College of Home
Economics,” Schweers said.
The interior design classes and pro
fessors have not changed. But the
students now can take professional
electives in the College of Architec
ture that more directly relate to their
major, Gabb said.
For students who were not around
when the change occurred, it is a I ittle
harder to get started.
“The requirements forgetting into
the College of Architecture initially
— as a freshman, or whatever — are
more stringent than they were in the
College of Home Economics,” she
“Our students ... have
the opportunity to be
more competitive in the
job market. We're the
program in the state."
coordinator of the UNL interior
The minimum high school grade
point average is higher for the Col
lege of Architecture, and some of the
high school course requirements are
different as well.
Gabb said she was enthusiastic
about the new opportunities both in
terior design and architecture majors
“I think the move to the College of
Architecture... will provide an oppor
tunity for both sets o f students to gai n
an appreciation for the other disci
pline, to see the similarities and the
differences, to have the opportunity
to work- on some team projects —
much as they would in their profes
Teens arrested in connection with shootings
By Brian Sharp
Two 14-year-old boys were ar
rested in connection with a shooting
spree in west Lincoln on Monday
afternoon, police said.
Sgt. Ann Heermannofthe Lincoln
Police Department said police still
were investigating the incident Tues
day and were considering filing more
charges. Another 14-year-old boy may
be cited in the case, she said.
Police gave the following account
of the incident, which occurred be
tween 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. Monday:
Five rounds were fired into a soc
cer ball in a home at 1600 Van Dorn
St. The ball had been placed in the
middle of the floor of a downstairs
The owner of the house realized
something was wrong when glass
started breaking. Three rounds were
fired through a basement window on
the west side of the home. The bullets
lodged in a center wall.
Police investigated the house later
and discovered that two other rounds
had been fired at the west side of the
house and into a bedroom. Total dam
age was estimated at $190.
At 1610 Van Dorn St., the scenario
Three rounds were fired at a back
door, two rounds into the west side of
the house and five rounds into an
upstairs bedroom. Damage was esti
mated at $330.
The shootings then continued on
At 1601 Burr St., the owner woke
to two popping noises. One of those
pops was a bullet that went through a
window on the southeast comer ofher
home. At least two rounds were fired
at her residence.
The last report came from 1640
Burr St. Owners of the residence found
two bullet holes in the side of their
home and called police.
Heermann said the two boys were
arrested for vandalism and discharg
ing a firearm within city limits. They
were cited and released to their par
ents, she said.
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