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awards for top professors « Students admire a professor who emphasizes class interaction...” Michele Decker Mortar Board officer Decker said students have responded more this year than last year, possibly because more information has been posted about the award.For September, Jeff Spinner-Halev, a professor of political science, received the award. “I was very surprised and honored,” said Spinner-Halev, who received the award for his Political Science 483 class. “Teaching is one of our primary missions at UNL, and it’s important for students to have a role in acknowledging certain professors.” Russ Ganim received the award for October for his French 321 class. “I was very happy and very moved. There is no bigger satis faction than knowing that the students respond to our teach ing. It’s important to get student input. “Their voices should be heard,” he said. ^^minations^rba^^ re^iyedfor November, but nd" | decision has been made. ?* ^enThnugbTheff‘wasn % \ much response last year, the group wasn’t discouraged from deciding^ to continue the tradi tion, Decker said. “I think it’s important to rec ognize the teachers on campus,** Decker said, “Our gfoup stands for scholarship, leadership, and service. IT it wasn’t for the teachers, we Wouldn’t be fhe* group that we are today.” In order for a student’s favorite professor to be recog nized, a short application must * be filled out and returned to the Office for Student Involvement. It involves a brief essay con cerning the reasons the student feels the professor should receive the aWard. All nomina- * tiojis will be considered for the award, and Mortar Board will make its selections based on the responses they receive, v* Decker said Mortar Board is looking for professors who “go out of their way to teach the stu dents, someone who can be a friend as well as a professor.” “Students admire a professor who emphasizes class interac tion and makes learning fun.” ■ To receive recognition, teachers must go out of their way to connect with students. By Anne Heitz Staff Reporter For more than a year, UNL’s Mortar Board has offered stu dents the chance to give their admired professors a show of recognition. But that opportuni ty has been unused until this year. Outstanding professors can be recognized for inspiring lec tures and exceptional teaching abilities through Mortar Board’s Professor of the Month award, said Michele Decker, current officer of the Mortar Board National Honor Society. So far this semester, two people have been awarded Professor of the Month by Mortar Board. “I don’t think the students really knew much about the cdntetft,-*Decker said. 7 The gfbup didn’t publicize the award much last year, which resulted in a lack of nomina tions. This year, the group is trying to promote the award in hopes of getting a lot of partici pation from University of Nebraska-Lincoln students. new holiday recipe book HOLIDAY from page 1_ - tional foods might help family mem bers relate to vegetarians. When Reed-Klein goes to her fam ily’s house now, she brings her own #she$ toshare family ^ ' stir.-fnes and other ethnic dishes to share* Sne also brings traditional food like pumpkin pie cooked \withaut egg^. /‘It tastes tiie same, but Tinas 2 grams ofjfat instead ofSO.” — * are plenty of Other options at Thanksgiving dinner. Her fhvorites include cranberry salad, Stove-Top stuffing, mashed potatoes and home made bread. Reed-Klein alstphgs her favorites: mashed potatoes and a spe cial homemade mushroom gravy to top them. “People always think that you are going to go hungry. They think all you can do is eat salads,” Re£d-Klein said, but stressed that this is fair from true. She said most vegetarian dishes actu ally have more variety and contain more real food. * Reed-Klein said she encourages those who expect food dilemmas dur ing the holidays to-come |o the Environmental Resource Center Tor tips on how to deal with family mem bers who may be offended about skip ping out on turkey tradition. “There are a lot of positive things that you can do without offending family and friends; "Chey are weird at first, but if you aiinTntititimt, it will go a lot easier” . a* Next year YE.G.G.I.N. plans to put Popple always thihk'that you are goirigfo go hungry.” Carol Reed-Klein V.E.G.G.I.N. vice president out a recipe book that will include win ning recipes from its annual Thanksgiving dinner contest. Members bring dishes to compete in different categories as well as to share in the dinner. A vegetarian Thanksgiving home page at http://www.boutell.com/vege tarian/Thanksgiving, html includes recipes for traditional favorites, such as pumpkin pie and gravy, as well as recipes to suit those with a flavor for the untraditional, like a nut roast. As far as the tradition goes, Wilhelm said she doesn’t think she is missing anything. “I don’t really understand die tradi tion of turkey.” Both think it is important to respect their families though. “You don’t have to preach or lec ture doing this isn’t the way,” Reed Klein said. She respects her family’s desire to celebrate with the traditional entree and their tastes for meat. Wilhelm agrees. “Once I am out on my own, I will begin to cook things that I like. 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