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; of development, said Homecoming’s
11 events create fun competition
“It’s ASUN’s duty to incorporate
all aspects of campus,” Beyke said.
- “The allotment of points creates an
Homecoming events began
Sunday with a 5-kilometer run/walk
and continue today with Herbie
Husker and Lil’ Red greeting people
from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in
Memorial Plaza, in front of Memorial
Howard T. Rainer, program
administrator for the Native
American Educational Outreach
Programs at Brigham Young
University in Provo, Utah, will speak
at 7 p.m. in the NU Coliseum.
McCallan said Rainer will talk
about diversity, as well as issues UNL
is dealing with, such as the repatria
tion of American Indian remains.
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personal enhancement and spiritual
growth - something everyone will
benefit from,” McCallan said.
On Tuesday, Husker Howl prelim
inaries are from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the
McCallan said Husker Howl orig
inally began as a spirit event around
Halloween in which groups competed
to perform the best cheer.
“We incorporated it into
Homecoming,” he said. “Students
still get dressed up and go crazy.”
Homecoming Karaoke, a new
event, will be Tuesday from 6:30 p.m.
to 8 p.m. in the NU Coliseum.
“This year we wanted to try some
thing new and fun,” McCallan said.
“This is one of those new activities
tossed in with the old.”
An old tradition, Homecoming
’ royalty elections, will be Wednesday
from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the Nebraska
and East unions and the Campus
Recreation Center. The Daily
Nebraskan will print a guide of candi
dates in Tuesday’s newspaper.
Alumni volunteers will cruise
campus Wednesday in Molly the
Trolley passing out free pizza to stu
dents constructing^lawn displays.
Professional lunatic and physical
comedian Harley Newman will per
form Wednesday night, after Husker
Howl finals, in the Nebraska Union.
Jamie Gaffney, University
Program Council president, said stu
dents who attend “will be stunned
beyond their beliefs.
“He’s going to do a lot of crazy
stuff like blow fire,” Gaffney said.
“People will definitely agree he’s a
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scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday at
the East Campus softball fields.
Proceeds from hot dog, Pepsi and ice
cream sales will go to the Laura
Cockson Memorial Fund.
“Come on Home” is Friday from
4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Wick
Herbie Husker, the Husker Spirit
Squad and the Scarlet and Cream
Singers will perform. Festivities also
include a free Valentino’s buffet,
Molly the Trolley tours of lawn dis
plays and chances to win Husker mer
“The purpose of the event is to get
local, Lincoln alumni and friends of
the university to come back and help
reestablish the meaning of
Homecoming,” Cacek said.
A carnival and Homecoming
dance also will be Friday from 5:30
p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. to 1
McCallan said the carnival will
feature several activities suitable for
families, including carnival games,
food vendors and music by KFRX
The Homecoming dance is open
to all UNL students and is located at
the State Fair Park grandstand.
Beginning Tuesday, students can
purchase Homecoming T-shirts and
1 p.m. - Judging of Home
coming banners in the
3 p.m. - Judging of office dis
7 p.m. - Speech by Howard
T. Rainer, program adminis
trator for the Native American
Programs at Brigham Young
University, in the NU
All day - Banners displayed in
the Nebraska Union.
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. -
Visits from Herbie Huskerand
□I’ Red in Memorial Plaza.
4 p.m.-6 p.m. - Husker Howl
preliminaries in the Nebraska
6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. - Karaoke in
the NU Coliseum.
8 a.m.-8 p.m. - Homecom
ing royalty elections in the
Nebraska Union, East
Campus Union and Campus
Recreation Center. Students
must present their UNL ID
card to vote.
Evening - Pizza pass, spon
sored by the Nebraska
Alumni Association, will give
out pizza around campus
from Molly the Trolley.
7 p.m. - Husker Howl finals in
the Nebraska Union
Centennial Room. Comed
ian Harley Newman will per
form after Husker Howl.
6:30 p.m. - Pep rally, includ
ing a fireworks display at sun
down, at the East Campus
All day -- “Go Big Red Day.”
Everyone is encouraged to
wear red to show Husker
4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. - “Come
on Home” reception at Wick
5:30 p.m.-7 p.m. - Universit
ywide carnival on the side
walk west of the Nebraska
Union to Andrews Hall. The
reception and carnival events
are open to the general pub
10 p.m.-1 a.m. - Home-com
ing dance at State Fair Park.
Only UNL students will be
4 p.m. - Husker tailgate party
in Memorial Plaza. Free
Fairbury hot dogs and Pepsi
6 p.m. - Cornhuskers play
Kansas Jayhawks in
Halftime - the coronation of
Homecoming king and
queen and the awarding of
1998 Homecoming spirit tro
phies will be announced.
dance tickets at a booth in the
Nebraska Union. T-shirts are $10 and
dance tickets are $3. One dollar of all
ticket sales will be donated to the
Cockson Memorial Fund.
Homecoming activities end at 6
p.m. Saturday when the Cornhuskers
play the University of Kansas. At
halftime, the coronation of the
Homecoming king and queen will
take place, and spirit trophies will be
awarded to Homecoming partici
“We expect great things this year
with Homecoming,” McCallan said.
“We are glad many people want to be
a part of showing the Husker spirit.”
Chemistry book helps non-majors
By Kendall Swenson
Students who learn chemistry
better through practical examples of
technical analysis will benefit from a
textbook written by two ]JNL profes
Professors James Carr and Paul
Kelter have written a textbook
designed to teach everyday uses of
chemistry to liberal arts majors.
“A diverse student body has dif
ferent reasons for taking the same
subjects,” Kelter said.
The book is filled with extra
graphics and was written in response
to the basic complaint of many non
science majors that traditional chem
istry books lack practical applications
of scientific concepts. Clothing, plas
tics and chemotherapy are among the
topics covered in the book.
The book stresses to students to
“go beyond the laboratory” and to
apply classroom knowledge to every
Kelter, winner of the UNL
Outstanding Educator Award for
1996 and 1997, said he saw a real
need for non-science majors to learn
“This stuff affects us all,” Kelter
said. “We all have a stake in knowing
The book is being used for the
first time this fall by Chemistry 105
classes. The course is specially
designed for those students wishing
to take only one chemistry class.
Although the course is ideal for
certain students, it cannot be used as a
prerequisite for additional chemistry
Pre-health and science students
who plan to continue in chemistry are
required to take a different introduc
tion course that focuses on the basic
concepts needed to continue in chem
istry past the freshman level.
TTie department is following the
national trend of having different
chemistry courses to serve students
of different majors, Kelter said.
Courses similar to Chemistry 105
have gained popularity during the
past decade because they can intro
duce non-majors to the subject with
out demanding as much math and
high-level concepts that chemistry
majors need, Kelter said.
Instead, the course puts more
attention on subjects such as food
chemistry, origin theories of the uni
verse and water pollution.
“Chemistry is not something pro
fessors need to ram down students’
throats,” Kelter said. “It can be fun.”
Both professors focused on their
teaching experiences when they co
authored the book. And while it is
perhaps a little early to see the effec
tiveness of the book, former students
of Kelter and Carr are confident in its
Melody Kjerstad, a junior sec
ondary education major, had Kelter
for two chemistry courses at UNL.
“He is one of the most dedicated
teachers I have ever had,” Kjerstad
said. “He really wants to teach his stu
dents about chemistry.”
Jill Maaske, a senior biochem
istry major, also thought Kelter’s style
of teaching would produce a good
“He doesn’t just present the mate
rial,” she said. “He gives you infor
mation you can relate to and use in
Chemistry is not something
professors need to
ram down students ’
throats. It can be fun.”
UNL chemistry professor
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