The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, April 28, 1997, Image 1

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Wild ending Greetings and salutations April 28,1997
The Red-White Game may have ended wildly, but Charles Bethea, the new director of the Lied Center
both coaches and players were happy with the for Performing Arts, hopes the 1997-98 schedule will CLOUDED PERSPECTIVE
outcome of the Red Team’s 34-28 win. PAGE 9 make him welcome in Lincoln. PAGE 12 Partly cloudy, high 75. Cloudy tonight, low 47.
Fair shows
science plays
part in life
By Angela Heywood
Staff Reporter
Science is everywhere.
For those who attended the celebration of
Astronomy Day and National Science and Tech
nology Week at the University of Nebraska State
Museum Sunday afternoon, it was around ev
ery comer.
Volunteers from across campus and the com
munity gave scientific demonstrations about
seat belts, worms, wetlands, chemistry, pulleys,
earthquakes, radiation and astronomy through
out Morrill Hall to show the role science plays
in everyday life.
“The science literacy problem in the United
States is so bad right now that the National Sci
ence Foundation encourages institutions to bring
science close to the public,” said Marian
Langan, education coordinator at the museum.
“Most people are so intimidated by what
they think science is, that when they find out
that this is it, they’re willing to get involved,”
she said. “We just want to present science in a
fun and interesting way.”
Langan said the demonstrations were ben
eficial because children were given the oppor
tunity to do things that weren’t generally pos
sible in the classroom.
In the Nebraska wetlands display, visitors
were invited to find their own insects — diving
beetles, snails, water boatman and crawling
“We had one kid sit there and do it all after
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N(J CHEERLEADER NIKKI BURKLUND holds back tears as she and about 42,000 football fans at the Saturday Red-White game watched
the tribute to Brook Berringer on HuskerVision while listening to a taped performance of country band Sawyer Brown's “The Nebraska
Song,” in honor of the former Nebraska quarterback who died in a plane crash last April. Lead vocalist Mark Miller, a friend of
Berringer, also led Sawyer Brown in singing the national anthem. Sawyer Brown will perform a benefit concert Aug. 26 at the Nebraska
State Fair to raise money for a $150,000 scholarship fund, which will be used to help pay for the education of future Nebraska football
players, will be named after Berringer.
Brand Forks flooding
disrupts student life
Commencement is
canceled as year ends early
for University of North
By Chris Bjorke
The Dakota Student
University of North Dakota
a week ago, UND students were studying, work
ing on final projects or getting ready for gradu
They were just as surprised as anyone in
Grand Forks to find themselves evacuees, hun
dreds of miles from their flooded-out dorm
rooms or apartments.
The worst disaster in Neath Dakota history ended
UND’s spring semester three weeks early for almost
11,000 students. Commencement ceremonies woe
canceled for the first time in the university’s 114
p year history. Students will receive the grades drey
presently have or receive incompletes.
A reunion of Grand Forks flood victims in Bis
marck, N.D., Tuesday was a chance for evacuated
students to regroup, share flood stories or say goodbye
to each other after four years of college.
Student evacuees mostly agreed that they were
lucky compared to most Grand Forks residents
because campus was relatively dry and most stu
dents didn’t own property. Still, the flood was a
source of grief and disappointment for them.
“I lost my graduation, lost saying goodbye
to friends,” said Tracy Brandt, a graduating com
munications major.
Many students would envy the opportunity
to skip finals, but for UND students, it was a
luxury with a high price.
“At first I was hoping finals would be can
celed, but if I’d known it would be like this, I’d
rather have taken finals,” said freshman Chrissie
Timpe, a Grand Forks native.
Like the rest of Grand Forks, students didn’t
expect the flooding to be so bad.
“Our Toyota Tercel was on CBS national news
with water past its trunk,” said Josh Vossler, also
of Grand Forks. “They told us ‘Don’t worry, it’ll
only be a little more than 6 inches.’”
Marcie Gallagher, a theater arts graduate student,
was still unsure if the water had reached her on-cam
pus apartment Tuesday night, but she made sure her
thesis was somewhere safe before she evacuated
Friday, not knowing when she’d be back.
“I just grabbed a few things,” Gallagher said.
“I thought we’d be gone just a few days.”
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UND spared worst of raging Red
By Chris Bjorke
The Dakota Student
University of North Dakota
University of North Dakota campus wasn’t
spared from Grand Forks’ worst flood in re
corded history, but it did avoid much of the se
vere devastation wreaked on the rest of North
Dakota’s third-largest city.
Even though the campus is several miles
from the Red River, it was swamped with about
a foot of water flowing from the Red to the east
and from the English Coulee, a tributary of the
Red that runs through campus.
Many of UND’s academic buildings and
residence halls sustained flood damage, includ
ing its cafeterias, the Environmental Energy
Research Center and the president’s house. The
medical school suffered the worst from the
flooding, with 6 feet of water reportedly filling
its lower level.
The semester abruptly came to end for UND
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