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UNL center receives grant to create encyclopedia
By Tasha E. Kelter
Staff Reporter ' ~ 1
After applying three times in four years,
UNL’s Center for Great Plains Studies has been
granted $ 190,000 for writing and producing the
Encyclopedia of the Great Plains.
The grant, which consists of $140,000 in
actual grant money and $50,000 in matching
funds, was awarded to the center by the Na
tional Endowment for the Humanities.
The grant will cover three years of research,
writing, publication and printing. Additional
funds still are needed to pay for the last two
years of the project, said Linda Ratcliffe, a
spokeswoman for the Center for Great Plains
Studies. The projected publication date is 2000,
The center was notified of the grant in May
1995. The grant is a substantial chunk of money,
considering that Congress may cut NEH funds,
The idea for the encyclopedia was conceived
by John Wunder, the center’s director and a
history professor, Ratcliffe said. Wunder began
planning the encyclopedia when he first arrived
at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1988.
David Wisbart, a human geography profes
sor, has been chosen to edit the encyclopedia.
Wishart has published'a book about Native
Americans of the Great Plains called “An Un
speakable Sadness: The Dispossession of the
Nebraska Indians.” The book was published in
spring 1995. •
Three graduate students will work as
Wishart’s editorial assistants, Ratcliffe said.
Several regional editors will look for people
interested in writing the encyclopedia’s entries,
Ratcliffe said she expected the encyclopedia
to be large. It will contain 26 chapters, and each
will have at least 100 entries, she said. In addi
tion, it will contain a large introductory essay
and historical references.
“It will probably weigh at least 20 pounds,”
The Encyclopedia of the Great Plains will
join a list of regional encyclopedias, including
those for the South and New England, she said.
The encyclopedia will be available to librar
ies, schools and businesses. Businesses should
find it especially useful, Ratcliffe said, because
it can be used to recruit people to the Great
The encyclopedia may sell for less than
$100, Ratcliffe said.
“He (Wunder) would like to sell it for $50,
but in the year 2000 that may not be possible,”
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“This will certainly call attention
to the issue,” she said, “and maybe
make people think.”
Thousands of football fans filed
past the protesters on their way into
Memorial Stadium. Some looked over
the signs and nodded or shook their
heads to express their opinions.
Sandy Mathis of Hastings sat un
der a tree behind the protesters.
“Naturally you don’t like to see
violence against women,” he said. “I
think this is something that will wake
Jim Hannon of Hastings stood near
the protesters with his wife and two
young children. He said his daughter
had asked why Phillips wasn’t able to
“I told her — she has pictures of
Phillips on her wall — that he broke
the rules,” he said. “And just like in
this house, when you break the rules,
you get punished. I don’t think he
should play again.”
Many passers-by shouted words of
encouragement to the protesters, but
askickoffneared, the number of nega
tive heckles grew. Mostly men and a
few women voiced their opinions.
One man, who began questioning a
protester, was ushered away by Lin
As the protest came to a close,
Kriss stepped away from the line and
let out a weary sigh of satisfaction.
“I’m really pleased,” she said. “Yes,
the negative comments are increas
ing, but people have had more time to
go out and get...” she said shrugging
her shoulders. “We really don’t pay
much attention to them.”
Kriss and Popa said no other pro
tests have been scheduled, but are still
“We will have to wait and see what
the decision is with Phillips’ eligibil
ity to play,” Kriss said. “If he is al
lowed to play again, I’m sure it would
bring about further protests.”
Mike Brock of Omaha was on his
way into the stadium when he decided
to join the rally.
“It isn’t something that they should
be getting away with,” he said. “All
these people walk by and don’t have
an opinion or say anything. I’msaying
Student regent insults Payne at meeting
hrom sian Heports
A brief argument broke out at
the NU Board of Regents meeting
Friday when a student regent in
sulted a regent.
Student Regent Justin Peterson,
from the University of Nebraska at
Omaha, was arguing with Regent
John Payne of Kearney.
Peterson, who was sitting across
the room from Payne, ended his
argument by saying to the regent,
“Yeah, well atleast I’mnotadrunk.”
At this point, Regent Chair
woman Nancy O’Brien of Water
loo told Peterson he was out of line.
Payne and Peterson had argued
earlier in the meeting when Peterson
disapproved of appointing an ar
chitect for the Walter Scott Engi
neering Center and Nebraska Hall
Peterson said that as long as the
board continued to ignore the engi
neering program at UNO, he disap
proved of the project at the Uni ver
sity ofNebraska-Lincoln. .
After Peterson’s first statement,
Payne told him he was out of line.
The four student regents are non
voting members of the board.
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Peg Blake, UHC director, said the
health center needed student fees like
a government needs taxes. The cen
ter cannot operate on a fee-for-ser
vice basis, she said, because of the
university’s transient population.
A fee-for-service basis would
also discourage students, she said.
“If they feel bad, they’ll just stay
in their rooms until it got better,”
she said, “and they might have bron
O’Brien said she would have the
University of Nebraska Medical
Center staff explore how to effi
ciently manage the university’s
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The regents also approved an
amendment to the amendment pro
posed by Hassebrook that would
subject die research to peer accep
The regents rejected Miller’s
third amendment to set up an advi
sory council that would give input
on research and service activities.
They approved his final amend
ment, which made aminor wording
change to the University of Ne
braska at Omaha’s mission state
ment in the resolution.
In other action, the regents did
• Approved funding and ap
pointed contracts for 11 renovation
projects, including Burnett Hall,
Nebraska Union expansion and the
Walter Scott Engineering Center.
• Approved conveyance of six
tracts of land to the city and ap
proved the acquisition of 10 tracts
• Listened^to a resolution frdfn
UNL Student Regent Shawntell
Hurtgen to take students’ opinions
into consideration in the future of
the UNL mascot.
• Listened to a report from In
terim Chancellor Joan Leitzel on
the future of the Apollo 009 space
capsule. An anonymous donor is
underwriting the cost of the
capsule’s renovation, which will be
done by Duncan Aviation. Leitzel
said there were three display sites
• Approved the 1996 calendar.
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