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SIFE gives real-world work
By Rebecka Hyde
A group of UNL students have
j found a cure to the anxiety of post
§ Students in Free Enterprise at the
] University of Nebraska-Lincoln
1 helps give students the practical
* knowledge and the self-confidence
| they need to compete in the business
| world, its members say.
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■I Free Enterprise has close ties with
large companies, students forge rela
H tionships with businesses in Lincoln
§ and throughout the nation.
Companies like Radio Shack,
i Wal-Mart Stores and Manco give
| preferential treatment in hiring to
1 SIFE students.
“We got involved in SIFE
| because we could see the skills and
• hands-on experience that SIFE stu
| dents have,” said Becky Andersen,
| college coordinator at Radio Shack.
“They know how to work in a
1 group and are generally hard workers
| who will do whatever is necessary to
| make the team better.”
SIFE students work closely with
the Lincoln Independent Business
} Association when they prepare for
regional and national SIFE competi
tions. Association members act as
important resources for the team.
They serve as judges for the business
plan competitions and give donations
in time and money to SIFE projects.
Kipp Abresch, president of UNL’s
SIFE, estimated that 40 to 50 Lincoln
businesspersons recognize his name,
which could be invaluable when he
looks for a job.
“I definitely think that I can get a
job with the connections I’ve built in
Lincoln and nationally,” Abresch. “I
can accomplish a task, and have built
the skills and confidence needed to
go out and try an idea if I ever look
into going into business for myself,”
SIFE members learn their skills
through projects such as running
small businesses, preparing educa
tional projects and attending confer
SIFE is supported by corpora
tions and representatives from com
panies like Coca-Cola, Kinko’s and
Hallmark Cards, which serves on the
national board of directors.
Active SIFE members who have
completed 50 or more hours of work
get a certification letter signed by the
SIFE board of directors that includes
multiple pages of signatures from
SIFE completed 43 projects last
year, 25 of which were entered in
competition, said Wendy Henrichs,
coordinator for undergraduate entre
preneurship and SIFE co-adviser.
SIFE runs Dinosaurs, etc., in the
Morrill Hall Museum with net profits
of $8,000 annually. SIFE owns a
copy machine and sells Otis
Spunkmeyer cookies in the College
of Business Administration. SIFE
students also run Class Plus Imaging
with the University Bookstore to cre
ate course packets for professors.
Organization manages all these com
panies and is owned by UNL
Students in Free Enterprise. All the
net revenue is placed in a scholarship
SIFE runs educational seminars,
such as an Entrepreneurs of the
Future Camp, a five-day camp for
high school students. They also spon
sored a Success Workshop to educate
UNL students on how to prepare for
job interviews, and a women’s con
ference with students and local busi
All sorts ot opportunities are out
there, and instead of waiting for them
to come to you, with SIFE you make
them happen,” Henrichs said.
They compete regionally and
nationally at conferences in the
At SIFE national competition, the
team creates an extensive video pre
sentation to give to judges from com
panies from across the country. The
presentation team of four or five peo
ple narrate as the video shows the
projects completed over the year.
UNL SIFE consistently does well
at national competitions, and last
year the group finished 11th out of
more than 300 teams.
Members of the presentation
team have impressed judges so much
that they have been offered jobs on
site at the competition, Henrichs
Speaker confronts her depression
By Josh Funk
The black dog of depression has
followed Kathy Cronkite throughout
Nothing could make her happy
when the dog was there. Everyday
decisions - such as what to wear and
bathing her child - were impossible.
“The dog crouches in the corner
of the room,” Cronkite said. “When I
try to get up he growls and won’t let
But now she has her black dog on
As part of Mental Illness
Awareness Week, Cronkite spoke
about her experiences with depres
sion to a crowd of 500 people at the
Ramada Plaza Hotel, 141 N. Ninth
St., on Wednesday night.
i ne weignt is still on my snoui
ders, but at last I knpw why,”
Cronkite, daughter of newsman
Walter Cronkite, said. “I know the
dog’s name ... it is a disease called
Cronkite battled depression all of
her life without knowing she had a
“I never knew that the problems I
had growing up had a name,”
Finally, after 20 years of therapy, a
marriage counselor put a name to her
Cronkite had never noticed the
pattern to her depressions that
occurred every spring and fall, she
Then she found a therapist who
worked with her to treat the disease,
“He told me that we can treat it
: with therapy and medication,”
Cronkite said. “And since you have
talked for 20 years I think it is time
for some meds.”
I wanted to show that (depression) could
happen to anyone.
“We discussed the options and
together picked a drug we thought
would work and I could live with,”
Clinical depression affects one
out of five people nationwide, but
most go untreated because of shame
or failure to recognize the disease,
There are many symptoms of the
■ People take less pleasure in
activities they previously enjoyed.
■ Loss of energy
■ Loss of sleep
■ Appetite changes
■ Suicidal thoughts
■ Loss in sex drive
Living with depression can be
one of the loneliest feelings in the
world, Cronkite said.
“With depression there is no ban
dage to show where it hurts for sym
pathy,” Cronkite said. “You tend to
alienate others and withdraw from
Because of ignorance of the dis
ease people often feel ashamed,
“The diagnosis was a relief, but I
was still ashamed,” Cronkite said. “I
felt like I should have been able to fix
Treatment gave Cronkite her nor
mal life, she said.
After the doctors “cured” her dis
ease, Cronkite learned to heal herself,
“Curing is what the doctors do to
you, but healing is what you have to
do,” Cronkite said.
But still Cronkite was ashamed of
her disease until she saw an interview
where “60 Minutes” commentator
Mike Wallace discussed his depres
sion, she said.
After that, Cronkite wanted to
help people lose their sense of shame
and help people get treatment sooner.
Cronkite wrote a book, “On the
Edge of Darkness: Conversations
about Conquering Depression,”
which included famous people’s
experiences with depression.
“I wanted to show that (depres
sion) could happen to anyone,”
Cronkite sajd. “We have to reach out
to others with understanding.”
As part of Mental Illness
Awareness Week the University
Health Center will be offering
screenings for depression from 11
a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Pewter Room of
the Nebraska Union.
“When people experience these
symptoms every day for weeks, often
without reason, they should seek
treatment,” said Rob Portnoy, head of
Counseling and Psychological
Services at the University Health
Interested students should come
to the screening, he said.
Once diagnosed, Portney said,
depression can be treated successful
ly with a combination of therapy and
“Most people respond to treat
ment within a couple of weeks,”
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