The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, October 24, 1994, Image 1

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■ NU offense wakes, runs past Tigers, Page 6
Arts & Entertainment
■ French theater will play at UNL, Page 9
PAGE 2: Chambers wants to protect immigrant workers
NU studying the effect
it has on Nebraska
By Brian Sharp _
Senior Reporter
The University of Nebraska will be taking
a good look in the mirror during the next year.
NU President Dennis Smith has called for
a study of NU’s educational, economic and
cultural contributions to the state. The study
already is under way.
Charles Lamphear, director of the Bureau
of Business Research at the University of Ne
braska-Lincoln. said impact studies were com
mon around the country, but to his knowledge,
this study was the first to be done at NU.
Lamphear has been with the university for al
most 28 years.
“(The study) is meant to express to the state
and the community that the university plays a
vital role ... not just in the near term but the
long term.”
The study is a team effort. Lamphear said,
involving groups from all four NU campuses.
The bureau at UNL is leading the project, he
The study is broken into two parts,
Lamphear said.
Snort-term contributions include the year
to-year effects the universities have on
Nebraska’s economy, such as jobs, money
brought in through grants and contracts, and
income generated through research and other
areas, he said.
The long-term contributions include areas
such as arts and other cultural activities that
are perceived to make Nebraska a better place
to live, he said.
“It is not a study evaluating the university,”
Lamphear said. “It is just a study showing what
the university is doing and has done.”
The study will have no effect on the amount
of funding given to programs or campuses, he
Lamphear said a similar study that UNL
Chancellor Graham Spanier commissioned for
the Lincoln campus had served as a model for
the current study.
Each campus will provide the research bu
reau with accounting records, a faculty sur
vey, staff and student expenditure patterns and
its efTect on Nebraska.
Accounting records from all campuses al
ready are in. Lamphear said. The University
of Nebraska at Kearney has completed the stu
dent surveys, he said, and other campuses
should turn in results by the end of October.
Smith calls for a preliminary report to be
done in the spring of 1995, Lamphear said.
The bureau contacted representatives from the
four campuses beginning in mid-September,
he said.
So far. everything is on schedule, Lamphear
Nov. 4 deadline given
j to foreign student group
By P+PraJaw—n _ _
Senior Reporter
A new election for the International Stu
f dent Organization should be held by Nov. 4.
ASUN’s student court ruled last week.
* Clarifying a decision last May that called
* for a new election, the court said sufficient time
had passed for the international student group
to hold the election.
“The election and installation of an
organization's officers in a timely manner is
imperative to the officers' legitimacy in hold
ing office as well as to the very nature of the
< organization's existence," the court said.
“Therefore, time is of the essence to both
those aspiring to hold office and to the organi
zation itself.
Installation of elected officers should occur
immediately after the new election, the court
The court also decided the new election
should be open to any candidate who met the
required criteria.
The court ruled last May that the
organization’s April 7 election was invalid
because it was not held in strict accordance
with election rules set by the organization's
constitution. The court said new elections
should be held sometime after the fall semes
ter began.
The organization's previous officers would
retain their positions until the new election was
held, the court decided last May. The student
court also recommended that the organization
change its election procedures and revise its
vague constitution.
Sunjae Park, who won the presidency in the
invalid election, petitioned the court for the
clarification, requesting that it specify a date
for the new election. Park was unavailable for
Park also requested that the court specify
whether the international student group’s in
terim government had the authority to change
election procedures and revise the
See COURT on 2
Young fish in a big pond
Travis H«yli«/DN
Ramona Clark, a mathematics m^or, makes her way across campus
last week. Though oho may seam like any average college student,
Clark la only 14 years old. See story and photos on page 3.
Hockey Club founder hopes funds won’t freeze dreams
UNL student works
to make ice rink
a reality in Lincoln
By Jeff Randall _
Staff Reporter " •
At UNL, football, basketball and baseball
tend to be the major sporting events.
But Chicago native and senior architecture
major Paul Wember is trying to turn ice hockey
into another local favorite.
Most avid hockey fans can be found in
Canada and the northern United States, but
Wember said hockey recently had migrated
south. Cities such as Los Angeles, 5an Jose
and Dallas have acquired National Hockey
League franchises.
Omaha even has its own U S. Hockey
League team — the Lancers. Lincoln, though,
has been seemingly left behind in this trend.
That’s where Wember comes in.
Wember founded the University of Ne
braska-Lincoln Hockey Club last year and is
president this year. He said his main motiva
tions for forming the club were his love for
hockey and the shortage of recreational activi
ties in Lincoln.
“When I first moved to Lincoln,” Wember
said, “I was surprised how popular things like
cruising were. In Chicago, kids who arc bored
can go to the ice rinks. Here, there wasn't any
thing like that.”
Wember said he was trying to change that.
He is putting his architectural education to
work in designing an ice rink for the Lincoln
“With the help of an investor,” Wember
said, “this project could easily be done in one
year. It is really a kind of dream for me.”
Meanwhile, the UNL Hockey Club is prac
ticing for upcoming intercollegiate competi
tion. Wember said the weekly practices, neld
at the Hitchcock Ice Arena in Omaha, usually
brought in about 20 participants.
“Last year we were just running scrim
mages, and we had about 30 or so guys on the
ice, Wember said. “This year, though, with
the upcoming games, a lot of guys have
dropped out, because they didn’t think they
were up to it.”
Wember said the current makeup of the team
was eclectic.
“We have some players out there who have
tried out for semi-pro, Wember said, “and last
week we had to teach one of the players how
to stop on the ice. We have every range of ex
perience and ability.”
The Hockey Club’s first game is Nov. 4 at
the University of Northern Iowa. The rest of
the games will be played at Hitchcock. Wember
said the season would last as long as the club's
money does, probably until late February.
“Money has been a serious factor,” Wember
said. “Sponsors and donations have helped out
tremendously, but we could always use more.”
Wember said the main obstacle to finding
donors was the the two-location nature of the
“We're based in Lincoln, but we have to play
and practice in Omaha,” Wember said, “so
Lincoln businesses are afraid they won't see
as big of a return on their investments, and
Omanans have UNO (the University of Ne
braska at Omaha), so they aren’t as interested
in a UNL team.”
Wember said the club was in need of better
equipment, but the main expense was ice rink
rental time, which cost $90 an hour at
Wcmbcr said he was optimistic about the
future of the club, crediting team coach JefT
Althaus with providing much inspiration.
“He is just a phenomenal coach,” Wembcr
said. “He’ll teach anyone anything from how
to skate, how to stop or how to make a really
hard slap shot.”
Wember said the hockey club was more than
just another activity for him.
“I really love this sport,” he said, “and I
just want to make it available to everyone
around here.”