The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, February 25, 1998, Page 6, Image 6

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The following is a list of goals ASUN has set, and the progress it has made.
1. To create successful programming tor Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan.
19 as wel as create a Martin Lulher King Jr. Day coorrinating commission
tor |990i .w , ;<
- ASUN President Curt Ruwe said a representative from toe Chancelo^s office wi be added to theist
oltai^ and Otowur^taBdersoi the 1999 oommission. :
Z Research and work toward the impiementatiort ofmidtefTn and standard
acaaefntc evaluations macuoonm me existing departmental evaluations.
— nuwe sac racer* meeengs ano MPontfetton from students nas made nm retniK standem evauaions.
The untareiy needs new evakafcre, he said, but Ruwe is not sure what form would be best One
idea being discussed, besides nondepartmental evaluations, is interactive discussions among
students who have had the same class and teacher, Ruwe said. "Before we say 100 percent
this way, we have to ask if it is the best thing," Ruwe said.
3. Continue to work toward implementation of a parking education class.
- No signKcant actons have taken place recently; Ruwe said.
4. wont lowara internet registration tor classes.
- Paul Schreier, chairman of the technology fee acfcisory board, said Director of Hormaion Seivices
Donna Liss completed work last week on middteware, one part of the software needed to have Internet
registration tor classes at UNL Schreier said in about a montoLiss should know the esfrnated cost tor
the project 4
5. Lobby for student support for the “brain gain” bill.
- ASUN senators wl probably vote soon to support LB1176, the'brain gain" bi, Ruwe said. Senators
voted dovwi train gatoT support on Feb. 11 and have not reconskSepad I yet
6. Have the Student Impact and Government Uason Committee start campus
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- No action was taken on this subject
7. Reconstruct the Outstanding Educator Award.
- Ruwe said he hoped to have a new sanction process implemented by the March 11ASUN elections.
Posstole options, he said, ware having a takehome balot Students could nominate three teachers by
writing a paragraph on each and tumkrig i in later. The Academic Commltoe then would decide on one
teacher a nonwiate several teachers v^ the senate voting on the awardw#toing teacher.
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r Latinos target academics
By Lindsay Young
Assignment Reporter
Members of Latinos United in
Pursuit of Academic Excellence hope
to give Latinos a way to unite &cj»dem
ically rather than just culturally.
LUPAE members said they want
to help Latino students academically
and therefore boost their graduation
and retention rates.
Within University of Nebraska
Lincoln student organization^ “there
isn’t really anything geared toward
academics,” Lisa Duran, LUPAE
president, said.
But organizers want LUPAE,
which started during the spring
semester of 1997, to change that.
Members want to start a inentor
ing program.
Mentoring among the members of
LUPAE will play the largest role in
addressing the group’s goals, Urrvano
Gamez Jr., a founding member, said.
“We want to become more
focused on the mentoring and upper
classmen helping underclassmen get
set in their schedules,” he said.
Duran, a junior psychology major,
said members learn about activities
that can make college easier.
At die next meeting, for example,
a representative from Queer Services
will talk to the group about resumes.
In the past, the group has had rep
resentatives from the Hispanic
Community Center talk about getting
involved in the community. It has
looked into tutoring at the local ele
mentary schools as well.
LUPAE also will address other
issues such as stress management and
affirmative action, Duran said.
Marcela Raffaelli, LUPAE advis
er, said the group plans to bring in
graduate students to talk about gradu
ate school applications.
Gamez said UNL needs a way for
Latinos to strengthen academic skills
and study habits. He said the group
would concentrate on scholarly, not
social, issues.
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“We try to be a group which
focuses on academics tather than
political problems on campus,” said
Gamez, a sophomore computer sci
ence and mathematics major.
One challenge LUPAE is hieing is
a lack ofmembers, Duran said.
members will definitely
haye^a voice in the group,” Duran
Th%gKRip is just starting to build
itself! up, said NicholeBerlie, treasur
er ancMIsophomore mathematics and
broadcasting major.
Gamez said everyone - Latino or
not - is welcome to join.
LUPAE also welcomes any facul
ty members who want to get involved.
LUPAE meets on the first and
third Sunday of every month. The next
meeting is Sunday at 6:30 p.m. in die
Neihardt Residence Hall Gray Parlor.
Alliance gives voice to Asians
ASIAN from page 1
The group also plans to promote
awareness and appreciation of differ
ences and commonalties of Asian eth
nic cultures, and it wants to work with
other Asian student organizations in
establishing common goals.
One goal the Alliance has made is
beginning an Asian Awareness Week
in April.
Details are not firm yet, organizers
said, but a sports tournament and a
forum will be held.
Robert Stoddard, geography pro
fessor, is one of the co-advisers of the
group. He said Asian Awareness Week
is needed at UNL.
The Asian population is “very def
initely part of our population but there
hasn’t been as much attention” given
to them as there have been to other
minority groups, he said.
During Asian Awareness Week,
the group will sponsor a forum for stu
dents to come voice concerns of
Asian-Americans. Often, the Asian
population’s concerns are not heard,
“Asians seem to have the quiet
voice,” Tran said.
The sports tournament held during
Awareness Week will be a way for
Asian organizations at UNL and orga
nizations from other Nebraska col
leges and universities to unite.
One of the group’s main focuses
though, Tran said, is attracting new
“We just want everybody to know
we’re here,” she said.
The group will also be co-sponsor
ing an appearance by former Nobel
Peace Pnze nominee, Chai Ling, with
the Woman’s Center on March 5. Ling
will give a speech in the Nebraska
Union Centennial Room.
The Asian Student Alliance meets
every other Sunday at 7:30 p.m. at the
Culture Center. Its next meeting is
March 8.
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