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like science institute
By Julie Sobczyk
A straw poll taken at a meeting of
59 UNL engineering professors Mon
day reflected that the majority support
a draft proposal for the Omaha Insti
tute for Information Science.
Karol Bredenkamp, communica
tions coordinator of UNL’s College
of Engineering and Technology, said
the poll at the meeting was a gauge to
find out if there would be faculty sup
port for the institute.
“There has to be some support from
the faculty, or this won’t go over very
well,” Bredenkamp said.
In the poll:
• Thirty-five were in favor of the
• Six were opposed.
• Fourteen were ambivalent.
• Three were resigned to it being
• One was confused by the pro
The poll carried no official weight.
Electrical engineering professor
Frazer Williams saidengineeringdean
James Hendrix would use the results
as an indicator of faculty support for
Hendrix could not be reached for
Williams said the results of the poll
showed professors are wi 1 ling to try to
end the engineering debate.
“I think it indicates that the College
of Engineering as a whole is trying to
find a good solution to an existing
problem,” he said.
Richard Gilbert, chemical engi
neering professor, said he was in favor
of the institute, but would not say i f the
concept would work. He left Monday’s
meeting early and did not vote.
“It represents a joint effort from
both campuses,” Gilbert said. “I have
no idea whether this will fly or not.
I’m not going to project what will
Head of Lied Center
leaves on good terms
By Julie Sobczyk
Although C. Bruce Marquis will be
resigning as executive director of the
Lied Center for Performing Arts, he
says he will keep tabs on his old of
“The center is one of the finest
university centers in the country, and
I’ll always look forward to hearing of
great things that happen with the Lied
in the future,” Marquis said.
Marquis, who has been the execu
tive director since October 1994, an
nounced his resignation last week. It
will take effect May 31.
He said he decided to resign be
cause his artistic and institutional vi
sions for the Lied Center differ from
“It wouldn’t be fruitful for me to
stay,” Marquis said. “I respect the
university’s and community’s views
and their right to have a director for
the Lied Center whose views are more
closely attuned to theirs.
“It was a difficult choice and one
that I didn’t take lightly. 1 really en
joyed meeting wonderful people at
The search for the new executive
director of the Lied Center for Per
forming Arts is set to begin in a few
weeks, said Herb Howe, associate to
the chancellor. The university wil 1 use
a search firm to hire the new director.
“In the past, we’ve used a search
firm,” he said. “They’ve done well in
the past, and I suspect we’ll use them
If a new director is not found by
May 31, Howe said he would take
over as interim director.
Although Marquis was director for
a short time, he made many contribu
tions to the Lied Center, Howe said.
“The Lied is in excellent finan
cial condition, and the number of
students’ at performances is going
up,” Howe said. “The age of people
attending performances is going up,
and he is building an audience of the
Marquis said he considered getting
the Lied Center out of debt one of his
greatest accomplishments asdirector.
“Now we are out of a deficit,” he
said. “The Lied has generated a sur
plus last year and set new attendance
The Lied Center’s financial gains
are expected to continue this year,
Marquis said, because of more stu
dents coming to performances.
“I’m pleased we could offer stu
dents more artists which may be in
tune with their interests,” he said.
After he resigns, Marquis said
would be pursuing other options in
Marquis’ wife, Jeanne, is a UNL
assistant professor of advertising. He
said she would leave Lincoln if and
when he did.
“Until then, she will continue to be
and act as a member ofthe faculty,” he
said. “She’s very happy here.”
ASUN plans to discuss
dial-up access proposal
By Kasey Kerber
UNL’s modem pool, a 24-hour
study area in Nebraska Union and
student advising are three topics slated
for ASUN’s first meeting of the se
S h a w n t e I 1
of the Association
of Students of the
University of Ne
braska, said ASUN
would discuss a
plan to hand over
dial-up access to a
tion Services planned the switch be
cause of increased off-campus usage
ofHUSKERnet, she said. Off-campus
students could be charged $ 10 a month
for access privileges.
Hurtgen said ASUN had met with
Kent Hendrickson, associate vice
chancellor for information services.
“They assured us that the decision
to choose a commercial handler would
be delayed until more student input
could be received,” she said.
One past project ASUN will dis
cuss is the 24-hour study area, soon to
be available in Nebraska Union.
“This is something we worked to
ward, and the effort has paid off,”
To use the 24-hour study area, stu
dents will need their student identifi
cation cards. Cards will be scanned to
increase security and make sure only
students use the lab."
Advising also will be addressed at
At the end of the first semester,
Hurtgen submitted three main pro
posals to the Admissions and Advis
ing Committee and a list of advising
The committee has asked ASUN to
select one senator from each college
to meet with it later this semester.
“No date has been set yet,” Hurtgen
said. “Hopefully they will try to re
solve this issue by the end of this
month or early February.” .
The meeting is tonight at 6:30 in
Wednesday, January 10, 1996
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