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Play depicts UNL
By Kim Sweet
Many student leaders will be mak
ing their acting debut at the Howell
Theater Tuesday night.
Amy Rager, ASUN first vice pres
ident, will be among them.
“In sixth grade I had a part in a
musical, but I don’t think that really
counts,” Rager said.
Rager and others - including Curt
Ruwe, Association of Students of the
University of Nebraska president, and
Brian Oxley, Mortar Board president -
will be coordinating their theatrical tal
ents to give students insight into what
the university judicial process is really
like with the play “A Clear and Just
The two-act play was written by
Director of Judicial Affairs Charles
The first act focuses on a student
committing a violation involving
underage possession of alcohol and
possession of marijuana.
The second act brings in the uni
versity’s judicial board and simulates
the normally closed-door process
through which students who violate
the student code of conduct must go.
In July, when Greene was hired as
director of student judicial affairs, he
began to think about different ways of
Normally, he gives a 40-minute
presentation to 60 or 70 students. He
hands out student codes with high
lighted sections that specifically apply
to them. But Greene wanted to make
more of a statement with his presenta
tion and reach more students at the
“We wanted to do something bold,”
Greene-^a& “Apia}?W3djd;have more
of a^impact and reach more people?”
Greene took his idea to Vice
Chancellor of Student Affairs Janies
Griesen. He agreed to the idea as long
as it was a play with students and by
Greene then went to Brad Buffam
of the theater department to work on
the staging of the play. Theater doctor
al candidate Nita Ritzke gathered his
thoughts and ideas into a script.
The result was “A Clear and Just
Greene’s next task was to find
actors and actresses. He went to the
students he had been in contact with
the most in his time at the university.
“I wanted regular students, not
actors,” Greene said. “I wanted it to be
a group of amateurs.”
He also decided that he wanted stu
dents who have committed themselves
Greene will play himself in the
production. So will John Harris, spe
cial assistant to the vice chancellor for
student affairs, as will the entire judi
Greene believes the play will be a
good medium to get his message
“I cannot stop students from violat
ing the student code of conduct,”
Greene said. “What I am trying to do
with this is help students understand
how the whole judicial process works.”
The play will be performed at.7
p.m. Tuesday at the Howell Theater.
Students can get free tickets Mondayat
the Student Judicial Affairs Office,
106 Canfield Administration.
The cast, which is made up entirely
of amateurs, had two rehearsals,
Will this fulfill a childhood dream?
“I have always wanted to be an
actor,” Greene said. “And if the critics
(Jon’t kill it, I’ll talk to the vice chan
cellor about doing another one.” -
Students show support
for chemistry instructor
INSTRUCTOR from page 1
Chemistry Professor Paul Kelter
said McLaughlin is an asset to his
“Chemistry is a department
where we have many distinguished
teachers,” Kelter said “We know one
when we see one.”
In an informal poll of tenured
chemistry faculty members,
McLaughlin said 15 out of 16 want
ed him to stay past this year.
McLaughlin has received sever
al Missouri state and national teach
ing awards, including three national
awards for innovative science teach
When UNL finds a nationally
recognized teacher in its ranks, the
university should keep him or her,
Despite student and faculty
enthusiasm for the visiting instruc
tor, administrators said it is “unlike
ly” McLaughlin will be hired on a
McLaughlin said even if the uni
versity was considering hiring him
full time, he wants the security of a
two- to three-year commitment so he
can continue to teach and to conduct
Dean of the College of Arts and
Sciences Brian Foster said the chem
istry department plans to hire two
permanent, tenure-track faculty
members within die next two years.
But McLaughlin said he is not
seeking a tenure-track position.
For that reason, and because
McLaughlin may lack the special
ization the chemistry department
seeks, the department may have no
place for him next year, Foster said.
. The department may have an
opening for another one-year
adjunct position, Foster said.
McLaughlin said he must know
soon whether he can stay at UNL,
because the St Joseph school district
must know if he will return.
George Sturgeon, chemistry
department vice chairman, said the
department has not received permis
sion to hire new faculty members
either by the arts and sciences col
lege or Academic Affairs.
Associate Vice Chancellor for
Academic Affairs David
Brinkerhoff said all new faculty
members hired for tenure-track posi
tions have to go through a search
process to find the best candidate
and have to comply with affirmative
There may be instances, howev
er, when faculty members are hired
without this search process, he said
Several top-level administrators’
spouses are employed at UNL, some
in tenured positions and some with
out having gone through a search
process. Foster said some exceptions
to the process were made for dual
“Sometimes we hire someone,
and there’s a partner who has to
come along,” he said
Students who want McLaughlin
to stay at UNL are starting a letter
writing campaign and have request
ed a meeting with UNL Chancellor
Wednesday, ASUN passed a bill
supporting McLaughlin and his
request to stay at UNL.
Ritchie, who has McLaughlin
for Chemistry 110 this semester, said
he was invaluable to UNL.
“I’m not expecting a tenure or a
top-faculty job, but the fact that he
can offer a strong foundation in edu
cating people in the chemistry field
is something you can’t give up.”
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