The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, October 06, 1998, Page 3, Image 3

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    I Anchor events to make splash
By Dane Stickney
Staff writer
Delta Gamma Sorority hopes to
make more than a drop in the bucket
during the Anchor Splash fund-raiser.
The annual Delta Gamma Anchor
Splash will be Saturday from 11 a.m. to
2 p.m. at Lincoln Southeast High
Some of die Anchor Splash events
include inner-tube relays, medley
relays, T-shirt relays, kiss die coach
relays and synchronized swimming
Delta Gamma President Kelly
Pollard said Anchor Splash has taken
place at University of Nebraska
Lincoln for more than 20 years.
The idea originated on a national
level in the 1930s because of a blind
Delta Gamma member.
Pollard, a senior meteorology major,
said the event is characteristic of the
“The adopted eause of our sorority is
to promote screening ofkindergartners,”
Pollard said “If visual defects are detect
ed early enough, then there is a better
chance of preventing severe problems.
“A while back, we had a member
who had some vision problems.
Through the help she received, we were
able to see firsthand how our effort
makes a difference.”
Included in Anchor Splash is
Anchor Bash, a party Wednesday from
9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at BW-3, 1328 P St.
Admission is $3.
Last year, more than 300 people
attended Anchor Bash, and more are
expected this year.
At the bash, contestants perform to
win the title for Anchor Man and
Anchor Woman. The contest includes a
fact quiz and talent competition.
Emily Gardels, a junior fashion
merchandising major and Delta
Gamma member, said everyone is wel
come at the Splash and the Bash.
“In the past, people have shied away
from the Anchor Bash because they
were not involved in the greek system,”
Gardels said.
Gardels said that in previous
Anchor Splashes, die participants were
limited to UNL sorority and fraternity
members. But this year the competition
is open to all UNL students as well as
Nebraska Wesleyan greek members.
The winners of a banner contest and
a penny drive will have points awarded
into die grand total.
Gardels said Delta Gamma made
more than $1,500 from the Anchor
events last year.
Proceeds from all events will be
donated to various organizations that
provide aid to die blind.
“It is nice to have fun for a good
cause,” Gardels said. “It feels really
good to help people.”
! Law society to hold public interest week
From staff reports
UNCs Equal Justice Society kicked
off its public interest week at the law
college Monday with events to mark the
opening of the U.S. Supreme Court
First Monday is a nationwide event
on the first day of the Supreme Court
session to promote social justice.
“It is a national effort to focus at
least one day on the legal question of
social justice,” said D. Milo Mumgaaid,
executive director of the Nebraska
Appleseed Center.
This year’s First Monday events
commemorated the 50* anniversary of
the Universal Declaration of Human
Rights with a film and panel discussion
focusing on America’s treatment of
immigrants and the death penalty.
The declaration is one of the first
documents adopted by the United
Nations after World War II.
It outlines the basic rights that
should be afforded to all human beings, j
There are additional events planned
for the rest of the week. All events will
be held at noon in 112 McCollum Hall
on East Campus at the NU College of
Wednesday there will be a discussion
about being a legal services attorney with
two recent law college graduates.
Thursday, Mumgaard and other
experienced lawyers will lead a discus
sion about public interest opportunities
in Nebraska.
New director of finance
announced for NU system
From staff reports
The University of Nebraska has
appointed a new director of finance
after the position was vacant for more
than a year. f)
David Lechner has been named
assistant vice president of business
and finance and the director of
finance for the NU system.
He replaces Mary deRegnier who
resigned in June 1997. John Goebel, a
UNL accounting professor, was act
ing vice president for business and
finance in the interim.
Lechner began his new position
with NU on Oct. 1 with an annual
salary of $110,000.
According to a statement, some of
his responsibilities include integrating
technology with business practices,
analyzing capital decisions and busi
ness plans, managing debt and the
treasury and implementing new soft
ware for financial management sys
tems as part of the University’s
Administrative Systems Project
Lechner has more than 20 years of
experience in accounting, auditing
and consulting for private and public
firms start-up operations to opera
tions with more than $2 million in
Before the NU position, he was
the Audit Director at Lincoln’s
Deloitte & Touche LLP, 1040 NBC
Centra*. He had primary responsibility
for governmental, higher education,
non-profit, construction and middle
market clients.
Lechner received his bachelor’s
degree in business administration
from the university in 1975. He is a
certified public accountant.
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