The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, November 25, 1996, Image 1

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    Cold turkey
Icebox serves
hockey team,
UNL students
By Josh Funk
Staff Reporter
The new home of the Lincoln Stars hockey
team is how also home to UNL intramural
broomball and club hockey.
The Icebox is in the State Fair Park across
from the Bob Devaney Sports Center, just a few
blocks from campus. v
“With its location the Icebox is ideal for stu
dent use,” Campus Recreation Associate Direc
tor Bill Goa said.
The university has the use of the facility from
9 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Sundays, Tuesdays and
Wednesdays. Broomball games are played from
9 p.m. to 11 p.m., and the hockey club prac
tices from 11 p.m. until 1 a.m.
In addition, the Icebox has open ice times
during the week for ice skating. The cost is
$2.50 plus $1.50 skate rental.
In the future, Campus Recreation hopes to
expand its activities to allow more students to
use the facility, Goa said.
Those future activities include special skat
ing sessions for student organizations and, next
^j?ear, skating classes, he said.
“Broomball is a riot. Now aU we have to do
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By Erin Gibson
Staff Reporter
Seven new school-to-work pro
grams in Nebraska, including (me in
rural Lancaster and Saunders counties,
have received $2 million in federal
funding for die next year, Gov. Ben
Nelson announced recendy.
Lancaster mid Saunders counties
will receive $214,000for die program.
School-to-work programs unite
schools with local businesses and in
dustries to provide students with job
skills and information necessary for
successful careers.
“These partnerships create a state
wide system of education and employ
ment opportunities that help our youth
become tomorrow's highly-skilled and
productive employees,” Nelson said in
a statement
Dari Naumann, Nebraska school
to-work director, said the programs
help all students, not just students in
vocational programs.
“It integrates vocational and aca
demics learning,” Naumann said.
Corky Forbes, school counselor of
Raymond Central Junior-Senior High
in Lancaster County, said that under
die conditions of the grant, the pro
gram has to be available to all students.
The grant will create funding to
supplement vocational training, but
will also help high-ability kids who are
upsuxe which career they want to pur
“They have so many options that
they don’t know which way to go,”
Foibes said.
Naumann said both advanced and
vocational students have benefitted
received federal funding last March.
“It’s been a fairly successful pro
gram in Nebraska,” he said.
The program tries to convince stu
dents thk training in some form is re
quired to be successful in the modem
are introduced to
They have so many options that they
don’t know which way to go.”
Cobh Faun ..
school counselor
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many diverse careers, he said. Students
in secondary schools take part in job
shadowing and career fairs, and may
hold a part-time internship during their
senior year.
These opportunities get students
excited about future careers, he said.
“We’re seeing more students attend
college than we believed would,”
Naumann said.
♦ Bradd Conn, a 1996 graduate of
Minatare High School near
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Pow-Wow brings Native cultuilp
tradition to UNL community
Bt Kelut Johnson
Senior Editor
A drumbeat resonated in die halls of the
Nebraska Union this weekend*, and Native
American song echoed in the stairwells.
In the Centennial Ballroom* a crowd of spec
tators and five drams encircled dancers who
were dressed in colorful regalia.
More than 300 people gathered for the Uni
versity of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Seventh Annual
Pow-Wow, which was sponsored by the Uni
versity of Nebraska Inter-Tribal Exchange
The Pow-Wow is a ceremony that was origi
nally used to conjure the cure of disease or suc
cess in war. Today, Native Americans dance to
keep their culture alive.
And die UNL Pow-Wow integrated values
that are important to Native Americans,
Thurman Cook, an elder of the Omaha tribe,
“We like to do this because it has educa
tional value and traditional value,” Cook said,
“When you bring people together — singing,
dancing and eating together — this is the pres
ervation of our culture.”
Cook said he was proud of the students who
organized die Pow-Wow.
The young people in the tribe who an ecta
caled win be the tomorrow’s leaders, Cook said
‘We live in a more complex world today,”
he said. “So we need education to help us.”
UNITE sponsors the annual Pow-Wow to
give Native Americans students on campus a
cultural outlet Mike Grant, president of UNITE
and a sophomore business administration ma
jor, grew up in Walthill, Neb,, on the Omaha
Indian reservation.
“Natives are reaDy close to their heritage and
culture, and they miss that,” he sakL “When you
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a self-titled “fancy dancer,” performs at the University of