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Church prepares for Eastern Easter
By Amanda Schindler
While many UNL students finish the last
of their Easter candy this week, members of
one Greek Orthodox Church are just getting
ready to celebrate.
One week after the Western Christian
Easter, the Greek Orthodox Church of the
Annunciation on 63rd and X streets will cele
brate its Easter this Sunday.
This past week served as their Holy Week,
which pairs tradition and culture to tap church
members’ spirituality and senses.
“We pray not just with our minds - we
pray with our bodies,” said Paul Barnes,
Greek Orthodox member and University of
Nebraska-Lincoln piano department co-chair
Holy Week officially began Saturday,
called Lazarus Saturday and named after
Jesus’ resurrection of his friend Lazarus from
the dead. Festivities will continue until Easter
Sunday, when members will feast on lamb and
other Greek dishes, marking the end of their
48-day Lenten fast from animal products.
Each day of Holy Week is marked by a dif
ferent ceremony, demonstrating Christ’s jour
ney to death and back.
To stimulate all senses in such cere
monies, the church uses incense during wor
ship to create a spiritual environment, the ris
ing smoke symbolizing the ascent into heav
en, said Greek Orthodox priest Nicholas
The music of Byzantine chants, much like
those used in Jewish ceremonies, stimulates
the sense of hearing. Bowing and making the
sign of the cross make prayer a physical
The presence of icons reminds members
they are not alone in their prayers, Barnes
Provoking the senses in this way helps fol
lowers feel like they enter heaven when they
enter the church, he said.
“It’s a way of setting that space apart as
holy,” he said.
Klodnicki said the senses were given by
God to help humans experience him to the
“To experience God is to fully immerse
yourself into the oneness of him,” he said. “If
you do that less than your totality, are you
Three services are highlighted today at the
church, beginning with a reading of psalms in
the morning. This afternoon the figure of
Christ placed on the cross in Thursday’s cruci
fixion ceremony will be removed and placed
on the altar in white cloth, symbolizing Jesus’
burial by Joseph of Arimathea.
The day will end with the Lamentations, a
representation of the burial service with beau
tifiil songs of both grief and glory, Klodnicki
For those who can, a fast begins today and
lasts until the Easter feast early Sunday mom
ing. But first, an 11 p.m. mass on Holy
Saturday, marked by a midnight candlelight
ceremony with Klodnicki, will celebrate the
resurrection. ; . j jj ■
Klodnicki said the use of candles is signif
icant of the sacrifice religion requires.
“It’s a sacrifice when the candle is gone,
you’ve given it entirely to God,” he said. “You
have offered light.”
After making offerings, members cele
brate what he has given them with their Easter
feast at 2:30 a.m. Sunday morning with tradi
tional Greek food and festivities, Barnes said.
After feasting for a few hours, members
sleep, only to wake again to more celebrating
and feasting at friends’ homes.
Despite the rigorous schedule, Barnes said
the celebration is all the sweeter because of
the anticipation of the Great Lent.
“It’s been building up for seven weeks,” he
said. “But it’s not just about food. It’s a com
mitment to increase Bible reading and prayer,
a need to return to God.”
Reception honors UNL’s
top student, staff leaders
By Kelli Lacey
Leadership through dedica
tion and perseverance were com
mon themes at the Eighth Annual
Recognition Reception in the
Nebraska Union on Thursday.
University of Nebraska
Lincoln Chancellor James
Moeser opened the ceremony
recognizing excellence among
UNL’s outstanding leaders.
“Every award winner and
every noa^ee should feel hon
ored to be included in the 1998
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Recognition Ceremony,” he said.
“I would like to congratulate all
of you in advance because of
your exceptional dedication,
efforts, time, volunteer work and
leadership that’s here to make a
difference in making a good
community a great community.”
Mass recognition was
bestowed on students who were
part of UNL’s programs to make
stronger leaders. Awards and
those honored included:
i ■ The Chancellor’s
Leadership Class and its adviso
ry board. It started four years ago
for outstanding freshman who
excel in leadership skills.
■ The LeaderShape Class of
1997, which took 52 students
through a five-day training ses
sion over spring break to help
them create visions for their stu
■ Volunteer Spirit Awards
were given to five students, a fac
ulty member, a staff member and
five groups who volunteered
hours of service in Lincoln.
The category for the staff
member award was created in
honor of the late Kim Hobsen,
who worked at Student
Involvement. Her motto, said
Diane Podolske, an assistant
director of Student Involvement,
was “not to wait for tomorrow’s
opportunity, but to grasp
■ The Essential Experiences
recognition was given to 96 stu
dents based on their out-of-class
The ceremony also recog
nized people-for their work with
UNL’s studeht organizations:
■ Susan York won as
Organization Officer for her
involvement in Circle K.
■ Russell J. Ripa won as
Organization Member for his
involvement in Innocents
■ Mary Nabity won as
Organization President of the
Year for her involvement in the
UNL Pre-Vet Club.
■ Norm Schneider won as
Outstanding Adviser of the Year
for his advising in two organiza
tions: Pre-Vet Club and Alpha
“You all make a difference in
your activities and in your pro
grams on campus,” Bugenhagen
said. “Continue to volunteer and
continue to make our campus
environment a great one through
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Low turnout doesn’t spoil show
By Kelly Romanski
Only two people showed up for
Wednesday’s Chicano Awareness
Week talent show, but organizers
said that didn’t keep it from being a
One of the two who got up in
front of about 20 people in the
Culture Center was graduate stu
dent Domino Perez, who read an
excerpt from her dissertation, “In
the Shadow of the Pecan Tree,” a
prose about her discovery of being
a Mexican-American woman.
“I never thought of myself as
being a Chicana,” she said during
She wove her self-discovery
into “La Llorona,” a folk tale of a
ghostly woman passed down for
three generations of her family.
Perez will be an assistant pro
fessor of ethnic literature and cul
tural studies in the fall.
The other talent for the evening
was the emcee, freshman speech
pathology major Anadelia Lamas,
who sang “Deja que Saiga la
Luna,” or “Let the Moon Come
Out” a capella. The song is from
the film, “Los Gavilanes,” (The
The structure of the talent show
was “pretty much impromptu,”
said Lamas. The problem was that
nobody felt very spontaneous.
Mexican American Student
Association President Gabrielle
Dalton said last year’s talent show
had five or six participants, but this
year, many who were involved
before couldn’t make it, including
one student who was in the opening
of Tom Stoppard’s play “Arcadia.”
In addition to the talent show
the Culture Center showcased a
Mexican dance instruction.
More of the audience partici
pated in the dancing than in the tal
ent show, and those who did were
having a lot of fun doing it.
Although Lamas was “a bit dis
appointed” with the low turnout of
the talent show, she said the danc
ing made up for it.
Said Dalton: “It’s been a great
Bull Fry planners hope to have a ball
Saddle up your appetite and get
ready to go nuts Saturday - Burr
Residence Hall’s second annual Bull
Fry is sure to be a
grand ol’ time.
Adrian Regier, a
comatose after a
football injury in
Bull Fry will turn
Burr Hall s lawn into a country
extravaganza with sand volleyball,
bull fries (bull testicles) and the
Farmers Olympics for all ages.
Darin Robertson, a cousin of
Regier’s and resident of Burr Hall,
said he was pleased to see other resi
dents supporting the Regier family.
Robertson, a freshman diversi
fied agriculture major, said any
money raised to help reduce medical
expenses and other costs will be
appreciated by the family.
“Donating money from the Bull
Fry is a really good idea,” Robertson
said. “With the situation that they are
in - having to live both here and back
home - the expenses keep growing.”
Kelly Meyer, Burr Hall Vice pres
ident and senior diversified agricul
ture major, said last year’s Bull Fry
drew nearly 300 people. This year
they are expecting about 500, he said.
Beginning at 9:30 a.m., co-ed
volleyball teams will compete in a
Registration is $25 per team. Prize
money, $100 for First place and $75
for second place, will be awarded.
Phil Erdman, Burr Hall president
and sophomore agriculture education
and agriculture business major, said
the Bull Fry lunch will be served
from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Roasted bull fries are the special
ty for the afternoon; however,
Erdman said area businesses have
donated hot dogs, hamburgers and
side dishes to complete the meal.
Tickets are $5 per person. Children
under 5 will be admitted free.
Bull Fry participants also have
the opportunity to take part in the
Farmers Olympics from 1 p.m. to 5
p.m. Events include: dummy roping,
human barrel racing, bail relays, post
throwing, tug-of-war, and cow-chip
throwing. The cost is $10 per team,
and prize money will be awarded.
“We want everyone interested to
come out and participate,” Erdman
said. “It’s bound to be a great time.”
Adam Walker, host of KZKX-FM
(96.9) Club Kix, will be broadcasting
live 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Walker said this will be the sec
ond year 96 KX has promoted and
participated in the Bull Fry.
“We decided to promote Burr
Hall’s Bull Fry as a public service,”
Walker said. “We wanted to help the
residents of Burr Hall ^et a good
Along with free promotion,
Meyer said, organizers received
financial support from individual
A total of $1,400 was donated
from the University of Nebraska
Lincoln’s Residence Hall
Association and RHA to help reduce
the overall costs of the event.
“We are very grateful towards the
City Campus residence hall support,”
he said. “It’s a lot easier to unite City
and East campuses when you believe
in a common cause.”
Alyson Stein, a sophomore
English major, said the Cather-Pound
Residence Hall Association donated
$50 and is holding a donation drive
this week. Students can donate
money by going to Cather-Pound
food services during dining hours.
The drive closes at 6 p.m today.
Erdman said individual campus
organizations also donated money.
All ticket and T-shirt sales, as well
as donations, will go to Adrian
Regier and his family to help defray
For more information contact
Philip Erdman, Burr Hall president,
at (402) 436-0851.
“Everybody talks about giving
money to charities,” Erdman said.
“But this isn’t a charity, it’s a young
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a reasonable manner.
“You don’t shoot skeet with an
AK47,” he said. *
He also said he feels concealed
weapons pose a possible threat to
law enforcement agents.
“There is a difference between
a shotgun and an AK47,” he said.
“There are some weapons designed
for hunting and some designed for
the sole purpose of killing some
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Fellow Democratic candidate
Bill Hoppner will appear on the
program April 28 while
Republican gubernatorial candi
date John Breslow is scheduled to
appear May 7.
Republican candidates Jon
Christensen and Mike Johanns also
have been invited to appear, but
dates have not yet been set.
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