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ASUN promises reward
for removal of stickers
‘SSS’group could face official sanctions
By Brad Davis
A donation was promised to any
organization that would remove the
“SSS” stickers plastered all over the
UNL campus at Wednesday’s ASUN
meeting in the Nebraska Union.
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
James Griesen said student organiza
tions could earn money for their groups
if they volunteered to scrape away the
stickers stuck to sidewalks, signs and
sculptures on campus.
The stickers are name tag-sized
with three red S’s, which stand for
Senior Scroll Society. The society,
which has remained anonymous to the
administration thus far, could face sanc
tions under the University of Nebraska
Lincoln Code of Conduct if caught,
Griesen said if someone gave him
the names of the people involved in
sticking the labels around campus, the
person providing the information could
also be eligible for a “donation” if
charges for the vandalism were sus
tained under the Code of Conduct
Members of the Association of
Students of the University of Nebraska
passed a student appointment to the
Judicial Board of a person who would
be capable of impartially ruling on the
vandals’ charges if they were to be
brought before the board.
Appointment No. 58 unanimously
appointed sophomore Andee Cummins
to serve as an alternate member of the
Speaker of the Senate Viet Hoang
said alternates were needed because of
elimination of greek and residence judi
cial board and their formation of an all
In other ASUN news:
^jgg Each week, the Daily Nebraskan will feature a
W member of the Association of Students of the
K University of Nebraska.
■If Mat: Erik Hoegemeyer
p Year Junior
IHIir: Agricultural economics
■ ASIN position: College of Agricultural Science and Natural
Resouces senator; chairman of the Academic Committee
Contact Information: Call or visit the ASUN office in the Nebraska Union to speak with
Hoegemeyer about student concerns. The office phone number is 472-2581.
OtllOr Involvement Farmhouse Fraternity, ALpha Zeta agricultural honorary.
Why ASUN Is Important Hoegemeyer said ASUN was important because many students
did not have the time, resources or desire to be involved in student government. He said
senators had the opportunity to speak for the people who weren't involved in ASUN. “Those
of us in student government need to work hard. We can affect every last student on this
Responsibilities In ASCII: As Academic Committee chairman, Hoegemeyer said he
and his committee were the 'students’ watchdog over the administration’s academic policies.’
He said his committee was in charge of “any academic issues that come about,’the Outstanding
Educator award and handlinn Dead WaaIt cnmnlaints
Current ASUN prefects: Hoegemeyer said his committe was working to improve college
advising at UNL His committee is surveying advising departments and students and will make
recommendations for changes after the results are compiled and analyzed. “Students’ time
at the university is money, and wasted classes at $75 an hour are unacceptable,’ he said.
“Adviser-student relationships are important at a university this large. There has to be some
contact - everyone likes to know they’re cared about and they’re not just a number."
Biggest challenge facing AML Hoegemeyer said the biggest problem facing UNL
was “A Jack of cooperation between various entities on campus.” He said groups such as
greeks and non-greeks, ASUN and UPC, people on City Campus and people on East Campus
and other groups needed to become more united. He said the separation of people on City
Campus and East Campus presented one of the biggest divisions of people. ‘People need
to buck the attitude that Tm and East-Campus-er,' or Tm a City Campus-er’,’ Hoegemeyer
as NU relations
From Staff Reports
State Sen. Ron Withem of
Papillion has been appointed director
of governmental relations for the
University of Nebraska.
Withem, who has served as
speaker of the Nebraska Legislature
since 1994, will assume his new posi
tion Nov. 24. The Logan, Iowa native
was chosen from a pool of 95 candi
dates. His salary will be $82,000.
. ^ •
J.B. Milliken, NU vice president
for external affairs, said Withem was
selected because of his long-standing
support of education in Nebraska.
In addition to serving as chair
man of the Unicameral’s education
committee, Withem is a former high
school teacher and former member of
the Papillion-La Vista school board.
He is currently executive vice
president of the Mechanical
Contractors Association of Omaha.
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Add AS? tax and service
Pepsi recycling plan
targets student body
Bins placed for ideal convenience
■ Human Rights Committee
Chairwoman Sara Russell said her com
mittee was trying to organize several
open forums to be held before and after
Coretta Scott King’s speech at the Lied
Center for Performing Arts on Nov. 6.
Russell said most tickets were gone, but
some may still be available at the Culture
Center or the office of Multi-Cultural
Affairs. She said she was also trying to
organize satellite locations where stu
dents who did not get tickets to see King
would still be able to hear her speak. If
King’s contract allows, Russell said she
wanted to broadcast King’s speech at
various locations around campus.
■ Technology Fee Advisory Board
Chairman Jeff Schreier said his com
mittee would tour campus computer
labs Nov. 7. He said the tour would give
the committee the opportunity to evalu
ate the purchases made possible by the
technology fee, which was added to
UNL tuition this year.
■ Committee for Fees Allocation
Chairman Kendall Swenson said he
wanted senators to give campus organi
zations a printout explaining student fee
allocation. He said if organizations
wanted more detailed information, he
would provide them with a more com
■ Special Topics Committee
Chairwoman Chris Linder said her
committee was working on a survey to
distribute to students regarding a possi
ble fall break. The survey would ask stu
dents if they wanted a fall break, and if
so, which schedule they preferred for
■ Government Bill No. 17 unani
mously passed. The bill recognized the
contributions of homecoming coordi
nators: Jane Scarrow, homecoming
coordinator; Rachel Stanton, royalty
coordinator, Paula Allen, executive sec
retary of ASUN; and Marlene Beyke,
director of development of ASUN. The
bill named all four as “Pillars of
Strength,” and called Beyke a “modem
By Josh Funk
Each year the UNL recycling
department saves the university
money by reducing the amount of
garbage sent to the landfill.
This year Pepsi is helping the
university with its recycling pro
gram by placing recycling bins in
public places and emptying them.
Pepsi has placed aluminum and
plastic recycling bins at 25 sites
around campus. There are more
planned for high-traffic areas.
“We are trying to make students
aware of recycling, and that some
„ thing other than aluminum can be
recycled,” said Pepsi general sales
manager Curtis Thomson.
More bins may make it easier
for students to recycle.
“I recycle when I am on campus
because there are all these bins
around,” senior marketing major
Ryan Scholz said.
All the bins are emptied once a
week and the contents taken to a
recycling center. Pepsi does not
make any money from the recy
cling, Thomson said.
Pepsi is trying to make students
conscious of the world around them.
“We all live on the same planet,
and it is a fragile world,” Thomson
For students, convenience or
money may be a stronger motivation.
“It’s better than just throwing
stuff away,” Scholz said. “At least it
“I recycle here (on campus) and
at home, but I just do it for the
money,” said junior electrical engi
neering major Jeremy Groves: ; ' *
The university recycles in offices,
classrooms and residence halls, but
the majority of it is done in offices
because of die volume of trash gener
ated there, University Recycling
Coordinator Dale Ekart said.
We try to save as
much as we can
from going to the
UNL recycling coordinator
Last year the university recycled
781 tons of garbage, including card
board, office paper, newspaper, alu
minum, steel and plastic.
The university concentrated its
recycling efforts on office trash
because it accounts for the most tons
of waste in the landfill, Ekart said.
“We try to keep as much as we
can from going to the landfill,”
Ekart said. “Then we save on dump
ing fees at the landfill.”The reason
the university has not recycled in
public areas around campus is cont
amination in the recycling bins,
It will take time for students to
learn to recycle, Thomson said.
“Recycling could drive down
the cost of products if we all did it,”
In addition to the money saved
on dumping fees, the university gets
money from selling the materials.
Last year the university made
$15,000 from the sale of refuse.
This amount fluctuates with the
marketpriqejr.; nj n.f ; » !
The remainder of the recycling
department’s $30,000 operating costs
are covered by the money the univer
sity saves on landfill fees, Ekart said.
“The university is better off eco
nomically because of recycling,”
is now in
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