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Arch Bishop of KSU
Kansas State quarterback Michael Bishop is a
key ingredient in the Wildcats' game plan against
Nebraska on Saturday. PACES 8-9
The student center
1 he Lied ( enter for Performing Arts has a
mission to act as a cultural epicenter for the state
and the student body. PAGE 12
November 13, 1998
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VOL. 98 COVERING THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN SINCE 1901 NO. 58
Lincoln Mensa to hold entrance test
By Veronica Daehn
What is a common word in the English language
that contains three consecutive sets of double letters?
Answering such a question Saturday could put one
in a group of the world's most intelligent people.
Lincoln Mensa. the local chapter of the interna
tional organization that focuses on fostering human
intelligence, is holding an entrance exam Saturday at
the Bennett Martin Public Library', 14th and N streets.
A score at or above the 98th percentile on the proc
ured exam must be attained for membership, said Enn
Koffler. a University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduate
student and Lincoln Mensa publications editor.
An equivalent score on other exams measuring
intelligence is also accepted, including the Graduate
Record Examination, the Stanford Binet and the
: California Test of Mental Maturity.
The exam's content is designed to measure reason
ing power and intelligence, rather than how much the
tester has learned, said Jim Bunstock. Lincoln Mensa
membership chairman and calendar coordinator.
Questions dealing with logical sequences, mathe
matics and language usage constitute a two-hour test
that may be taken only once, but prospective members
i can alway s submit scores from alternate tests.
Because questions icm: ■ im-- pe'pv uom
varying ethnic backgrounds are not disadvantaged.
"This (test) is the closest we can get to being com
pletely cross-cultural." he said.
Because the only criterion for membership is scor
ing in the top 2 percent on an accepted standardized
test. Steve Burnham, membership officer, said there is
no typical member.
“Mensa cov ers the entire spectrum of age. profes
sion and gender." he said.
Other than fostering intelligence, the organization
does not hav e a particular agenda. Bunstock said.
"We are primarily social." he said "We have
monthly meetings that are very eclectic "
But intelligence, and the quest for answers to
stumping questions such as the one above, remain their
focus. Incidentally, the answer is: “bookkeeper "
The resting will begin with registration at T OO
p in., and the exam is at 1:30. An informal reception
\ will he held until 4:00 p in.
ERIN KOFFLER, a UNL architecture graduate student in community and regional
planning, became a member of Mensa in 1994. The group is an international
fellowship of intellectuals who are selected by scoring in the top 2 percent on certain
Police ready for Kansas State, Husker fans
By Josh Funk
Senior staff writer
■ Authorities prepare
to protect the football
field and Aggieville
against a sellout crowd.
In the game that could make or
break the season for Kansas State
and Nebraska, police will be keep
ing a close eye on the crowd.
There will be a packed house in
Manhattan. Kan., when the
Huskers take the field against the
Wildcats, and security is taking
steps to contain the purple tide.
"This is supposed to be the
biggest game e\er in Kansas State
history." said Jon Balmer. the
sports editor of KSl \s student
newspaper, the Collegian.
He said students are guarding
their tickets not selling them to
the highest bidder who might be a
Nebraska fan bv keeping them
for themselv es or selling them only
to other K-State fans.
Though he's heard several
strategies to protect KSU's goal
posts, Balmer said if the fans hav e
their way. the posts probably will
University of Nebraska Sports
Information Director Chris
Anderson said though Nebraska
fans are well-behaved, security still
is an important concern.
"We think we hav e some of the
best fans around, but this is a big
game with a lot on the line.”
KSU fans hav e shown that they
can be respectful. K-State Sports
Information Director Kent Brow n
said, but police still have to prepare
"dins game is big for both
sides.” Brown said "And we have
to be prepared for all situations."
Kansas State has been selling
out home games all season, but this
game has had special meaning all
season for the Wildcats and their
fans - Kansas State has not beaten
Nebraska in 29 games.
"It's been a day of concern for"
us since the schedule came out.”
Rilev County Police Capt. Steve
French told The Associated Press.
"1 think it would have been a bigger
day if Nebraska was coming in
without any losses, but it's still a
Riley County, where KSU is
located, will have extra officers on
duty - French would not say how
many and also expects help from
the Kansas Highway Patrol and the
University of Kansas Police.
But KSU Police Assistant
Director Capt. Robert Mellgren
said his agency is preparing for
crowd control like it normal Iv
"It's a big game." Mellgren
said. “There's no getting around
French said police will be
ready to go at 7 a.m., 7U hours
UNL Police Chief Ken Cauble.
who travels with the team, said his
primary security concern will be
NU Head Coach Frank Solich at
the end of the game.
"If they beat us. the stands are
going to empty, and their fans will
head for the goal posts,” Cauble
The KSU Police Department
coordinates its security with visit
ing teams to make sure everyone
knows the plan. Cauble said.
Part of the worry stems from
the 1986 riots in Aggieville after
Kansas State beat the University of
Kansas. Property was damaged.
Please see FANS on 3
By Ieva Augstums
By semester break. UNL students will be
able to access their grades and class schedules
via the World Wide Web.
Howev er, only 15 students will be able to do
it at any given time.
In an effort to be "responsive to students'
needs." Paul Schreier. ASLJN information tech
nology fee advisory board chairman, said.
University Information Services has produced
a Web site that offers access to certain records
without the lines and hassles some students
The “What About Me” Web site.
http: www.iml.edu sis team warn warn html.
now offers students the ability to verify their
graduate student admission status and check
their financial aid and scholarship awards.
By Dec. 21. students also will be able to
access their grades, class schedules and address
information, said Suzan Manthey, student ser
vices enhancement team chairwoman.
Manthey, who has been working w ith stu
dents and administrators producing the WAM
W'eb site, said it provides personal information
about each student.
Manthey said the Web site idea came from
other colleges throughout the country already
providing similar services via the Internet.
Information Services' ultimate goal is to
provide students with online class registration
and complete transcript information, she said.
Schreier said student online registration has
been an ongoing goal of the Association of
Students of the University of Nebraska.
In 1997. past ASUN President Curt Ruwe
signed a bill recommending the Information
Services department research a World W'ide
wen-oasea enrollment ana registration
From that legislation. Schreier said, a tech
nology strategy planning committee was orga
nized to follow and outline students' needs on
"We are trying to create a vision on how
technology will affect students and the univ ersi
ty," Schreier said. "That is our purpose."
Jewel Mlnarik, a sophomore art major, is
responsible for designing the WAM Web page.
"Students should take advantage of the ser
vice," Mlnarik said. "It will be particularly
helpful when NRoll is down. You can access
this 24 hours."
NRoll is the University of Nebraska
Lincoln's telephone class registration serv ice.
Only 15 students can access the Web site at
any giv en time. Manthev said, because of the
limitations on the system's capability.
Manthev said the information posted on
WAM would be secure.
Schreier said Information Serv ices is trying
to prov ide students with the best serv ices on the
"Thev want to make sure students are get
ting what thev want and need." Schreier said
"Technology is advancing. Thev don't want to
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