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Milk contest postponed because of weather
From Staff Reports
The weekend’s snow storm has
forced the “Milk, Where’s Your
Mustache?” advertisement contest at
the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to
be postponed until later this month or
next month. The contest, which picks a
student to be pictured in a milk ad, was
scheduled to be in the Nebraska Union
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New clinic to treat anxiety
By Brian Braun
When many students enter
UNL, they leave behind homes,
families and friends.
Many struggle with finances for
the first time and must cope with
greater academic demands than
they faced in high school.
As a result, some of these stu
dents suffer from an overwhelming
fear of future events - a feeling
called anxiety, said Debra Hope,
director of the University of
To help students, faculty and
community members deal with
anxiety-related problems, Hope
opened an Anxiety Disorders
Clinic at UNL this semester. The
clinic is the first of its kind in
Clinic psychology graduate stu
dents working toward their doctoral
degrees will treat patients, Hope
said. She rejected any assertions
that having students treat patients
would lower the quality of care.
“Everyone will receive the best
treatment available,” Hope said.
“The clinic is not experimental.”
Hope, who is a nationally rec
ognized expert on the assessment
and treatment of anxiety, said she
has worked to treat anxiety at UNL
for the past eight years.
Anxiety is one of the most com
mon mental health problems, Hope
said. About 6 to 8 million
Americans will deal with anxiety in
their lifetimes, including famous
past sufferers Kim Basinger,
Johnny Depp and Alanis
Students in their late teens
through early 20s are most likely to
experience anxiety, Hope said.
But some new, effective treat
ments for anxiety are not being
used in Nebraska, Hope said, and
she wants to use the clinic to bring
these treatments to UNL. She also
hopes the clinic will allow her to
expand her research in understand
ing and treating anxiety disorders.
David Hansen, an associate pro
fessor of psychology and director
of the Clinical Psychology Training
Program, said the clinic will sup
port the research and training of
some of the best clinical psycholo
gy graduate students nationwide.
Work at the clinic also will
strengthen students’ skills in treat
ing anxiety disorders, because they
will treat patients with state-of-the
art techniques and the best treat
ments possible, Hansen said. Hope
said the clinic offers a complete
psychological evaluation for all
who believe they have an anxiety
disorder and want treatment. If it is
appropriate, individuals will then
receive therapy from professors
and graduate students at the clinic.
All therapy is short-term - usu
ally no longer than 14 sessions -
and referrals for prescription med
ication will be provided if needed.
Therapy may be coordinated with
Hope said similar, successful
clinics operate at many other large
colleges, including Boston
University, the University of
Kentucky in Louisville, the
University of Nevada-Las Vegas
and the University of California
The clinic, in 325 Burnett Hall
on City Campus, is open Mondays
through Thursdays between 9 a.m.
and 9 p.m. and Fridays between 9
a.m. and 5 p.m. Fees for treatment
are assessed depending on patients’
Those interested may call the
clinic at (402) 472-2351. All treat
ment is confidential.
Snow causes woes
for students, staff
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cleared and safe for students who
headed to morning classes, he said.
Classes at many schools,
including Lincoln Public Schools
and the University of Nebraska at
Omaha, were canceled Monday.
ASUN President Curt Ruwe
said the decision to not cancel
classes would be OK if the school
had a set policy saying the profes
sors could not penalize students for
“I think if there is no policy in
place on a day like this where there
is a good population that cannot
make it to class then we shouldn’t
(have classes),” Ruwe said.
Ruwe said students had to make
a choice Monday whether to stay
home or brave the icy roads.
But not everyone decided to
take a day off from classes.
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students sitting in the Nebraska
Union main lounge Monday.
Fisher, a graduate student in
English, was waiting for her hus
band, who had driven her to class
that morning because her trans
portation was not adequate.
“I just have a Buick - it can get
stuck,” Fisher said.
Others, like Anthony Gabrielli,
a political science graduate stu
dent, saw no problem with the 11
inches of snow on the ground.
Gabrielli walked a mile to classes
without a second thought - the
same mile he walks everyday.
“This is fun,” the Boston native
said, comparing the weekend’s
snow to the 30 inches of snow
Boston sometimes receives during
Unlike Fisher, many opted not to
make the journey to the university.
Fisher said only six students -
instead of the usual 15 and 30 -
showed up to each of her two class
es Monday. Even one of her profes
sors had trouble making it to cam
pus, leaving the teacher’s assistant
to teach the class.
v Some students and professors
from small surrounding towns or
those who regularly commute from
Omaha were unable to make it to
classes, since Interstate 80 was
closed for part of the morning. It
opened by mid-afternoon.
Doris Smith, a receptionist in
Probably the biggest
problem was the
fact that the roads
were closed today”
the English department, said after
the department received a call from
a stranded professor, it alerted the
students or tried to find someone to
“Probably the biggest problem
was the fact the roads were closed
today when people were ready to
go to school,” Smith said. “It was a
handicap for everybody.”
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classes of 20 to 25 showed up for
modern language classes Monday,
said Loree Peery, an editorial assis
tant in the Department of Modern
Eight of the departments’ pro
fessors did not make it to class.
Any other day, students would
lose participation points for not
going to class, “but a day like today
is just ignored,” Peery said.
Bob Peters, a mechanical engi
neering professor, said 15 of the 25
students in his 8:30 a.m. class
showed up, and two-thirds of his
second class came.
Because some snowplows
failed to make it to some areas of
Lincoln until the morning, it was
expected that a lot of students
would not make it for the earlier
classes, Peters said.
University Police Sgt. Mylo
Bushing said there had not been
any injuries reported on campus.
Ruwe said he saw potential for
injuries on campus throughout the
Blocks of ice and snow hung off
“If one of those huge blocks of
ice and snow were to fall off a
building and hit someone” it would
be just as dangerous as the fallen
tree limbs after the October snow
storm, Ruwe said.
Alleged rapist at large
Lincoln Police still are search
ing for a suspect who allegedly
raped an 18-year-old UNL fresh
man woman whom he met at a
party Saturday night.
The woman met the suspect
during a party in a house on the
200 block of North 18th Street,
Lincoln Police Sgt. Ann
The two engaged in some sexu
al activity at the house during
which the victim removed her
clothes, Heermann said.
The woman wanted to stop and
tried to put her clothes back on,
Heermann said, but he threw her
down and sexually assaulted her.
Store robbed on Sunday
Sunday’s snow and cold weath
er didn’t keep someone from rob
bing a north Lincoln convenience
A clerk said the suspect
entered the 7-Eleven store at 2243
N. Cotner Blvd. at 10:40 p.m.
The suspect - a 5-foot, 6-inch
black male, about 30 years old and
weighing 175 pounds - demanded
the clerk give him the money in the
register, Heermann said. He did
not have a weapon, though.
The clerk complied, and the
suspect left on foot.
Police caught three boys tipping
over headstones in Calvary
Cemetery Saturday night
A neighbor spotted the boys -
one 12-year-old and two 13-year
olds - knocking over stones in the
cemetery at 145 S. 40th St.,
The boys were contacted on the
edge of the cemetery at 40th and O
streets where they were cited for
vandalism and trespassing.
Five headstones had been
tipped over, causing $450 damage.
Compiled by Senior
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