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Program offers students aid to health
■ Active Weigh promotes
exercise, good nutrition
and a commitment to
By Lisa Behrns
It takes more than diets, prescrip
tion drugs or exercise to drop a few
pounds - it takes the right mindset.
Losing weight and having a posi
tive body image are things that
require a long-term mental and phys
Through the Active Weigh pro
gram at the University of Nebraska
Lincoln, students, staff and faculty
members can get the tools they need
for healthy living.
UNL’s Active Weigh program is
oriented to teach healthful living and
encourage exercises that will lead to
weight loss or improvements in phys
ical health, said Karen Miller, regis
tered dietitian at the Health Center.
“Rather than offering a temporary
fix, these programs are promoting a
long-term healthy way of living,”
In the form of a six-week course
that starts in November, Active Weigh
covers topics such as exercise, self
esteem, body image, good nutrition,
hunger and label reading.
The weigh group uses a healthy
lifestyle approach combined with a
support network and positive expec
tations to help participants shed those
“Food is not a moral issue,” Miller
said. “Food has often become a cop
Each year program participants
come away from the program with a
new attitude toward life and their
“The great thing about a support
group is the knowledge that you
aren’t the only one,” said Jan Deeds,
assistant director for student involve
ment at the Women’s Center.
Anyone with nutritional or weight
concerns is encouraged to partici
pate, Deeds said. People with eating
disorders or body image questions sit
alongside people who are concerned
about their weight and health. The
sessions draw UNL students with
many different majors.
“Any time that (you) have an issue
that preoccupies you and keeps you
from attaining your goals is a time
to turn to outside help,” Deeds said.
“You may not always know when
you need help. That’s where these
programs come in.”
Active Weigh begins Nov. 1 and
runs through Dec. 6. People can reg
ister until the class starts.
The 45-minute weekly class has
two sessions - one for students and
another for faculty and staff mem
bers, Miller said.
The class registration fee is $15
for students and $25 for faculty and
staff and includes a discount on one
Campus Recreation Wellness
Any time that (you) have an issue that
preoccupies you and keeps you from
attaining your goals is a time to turn to
assistant director for student involvement at the Women’s Center
The Health Center also offers
several other programs for students
interested in food, weight, body
image or dieting issues.
“The programs have a strong
educational component so the infor
mation we are giving out is accu
rate,” Deeds said.
Programs include the “Eating
Issues” support group, the
“Improving Body Image” group, the
“Accepting Our Bodies
Accepting Ourselves” group and the
“Making Peace with Food” group.
“Students need to know that if
they pay their student fees, they are
able to receive three free counseling
sessions,” Deeds said.
“These preliminary sessions
may be able to solve a problem or
suggest the correct group to turn to.
We want people to feel good about
study abroad options
From staff reports
The Fall 1999 Study Abroad
Extravaganza will be held tonight
at 7 in the Centennial Room of the
Students can gather informa
tion on study abroad programs and
talk to students who have studied
The extravaganza will feature
study abroad programs for the year
2000. Students have the opportu
nity to study in countries such as
Spain, France, the Czech
Republic, Greece and Germany.
Students can get information
about financial aid and scholar
ships and listen to a panel of stu
dents who have studied abroad.
Other activities will include a
study abroad photo contest and a
$250 scholarship drawing.
Last year more than 400
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
students studied abroad, covering
almost all continents.
Safe stolen from store
Burglars stole a safe from Sally
Beauty Supply, 5308 S. 56th St., on
Saturday evening or early Sunday
morning, officer Katherine Finnell
Employees arriving to work at a
nearby Hollywood Video at about 9
a.m. Sunday called police after notic
ing the east door of the beauty supply
store was broken, Finnell said.
The burglars removed a small
safe from the store’s floor, Finnell
said. Total loss, including the cost of
the safe, was $415.
Alarm system tested
in Nebraska Union
University Police and Lincoln
Fire Inspectors tested a new fire
alarm system in the Nebraska Union
on Monday morning.
University police Sgt. Bill
Manning said the system includes a
new public address system, allowing
police the ability to provide instruc
tions to people in the building when
an emergency happens.
More UNL students receive
obscene phone calls
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
students in Abel and Schramm resi
dence halls received threatening or
obscene phone calls Friday, Manning
The calls were similar to the 20
obscene calls placed to other UNL
students this year, Manning said.
Delta Tau Delta Fraternity mem
bers received a phone cal! Sunday
from a man asking to take nude pic
tures of the fraternity members,
Manning said the call placed to
the fraternity was not related to calls
made to the residence hall students.
Compiled by senior staff writer
Clinton says surplus
WASHINGTON (AP) - The feder
al budget surplus is now expected to hit
a record $115 billion for the fiscal year
that ends this week, President Clinton
said Monday. He called the estimate
“proof that we’re on the right road to
prosperity” and urged Congress to work
with him to shore up the retirement sys
tem and invest in education.
“We can do all that and still have an
affordable tax cut for the middle class
and pay down our debt so that by 2015
we are debt-free for the first time since
1835, when Andrew Jackson was presi
dent,” Clinton said.
The administration increased its
estimate of the rapidly growing budget
surplus, saying it should hit at least
$ 115 billion in fiscal 1999, the largest in
“It is a landmark achievement for
our economy,” Clinton said in a Rose
Garden announcement, scribbling the
new administration figure on a chart for
the cameras. .
Clinton vetoed a $792 billion tax cut
bill last week as “too big, too bloated”
and urged passage of a cut in the range
of $250 billion to $300 billion - so long
as needed investments were made first
in Medicare, Social Security, education
and other areas.
Republican leaders are struggling to
adjourn Congress by Oct. 29. They sug
gested Clinton’s veto had killed
chances for sweeping tax reductions
“More surplus money for
Washington means less money for fam
ilies and workers across our country,”■
said Rep. Bill Archer, chairman of the
House Ways and Means Committee.
But Clinton was not daunted by the
prospect of political deadlock.
The surplus is consumed by pay
More surplus money
for Washington means
less money for
families and workers
across our country
chairman, House ways and means
ments on the federal debt, and the esti
mate has no direct bearing on the wran
gling over the fiscal 2000 budget. Still,
Clinton used the good news to urge
Congress to not “throw in the towel”
and put budget matters aside.
“I’m not pessimistic,” the president
said. “We’ve still got plenty of time.”
Noting that the budget deficit was
$290 billion when he took office,
Clinton argued that the rapidly growing
budget surplus was evidence his eco
nomic vision was working.
Earlier this year, the administration
had estimated the surplus for fiscal
1999 - which ends Thursday - at $99
billion, but the booming economy and
larger-than-expected tax revenues
pushed the figure higher. The $ 115 bil
lion figure would far surpass the record
$69 billion surplus last year.
Even after adjusting for inflation,
the administration figure still repre
sents the largest surplus in American
history, the administration said. The
1999 surplus would be about 1.3 per
cent of the gross domestic product, the
largest on this basis since 1951.
Fall ! 999 Study Abroad
Tuesday, September 28, 1999
at 7:00 p«m* In the
Centennial Room of NE Union
- Study abroad programs in the year 2000
- Returnees panel about a diversified world
- Information on financial aid and scholarship
- Returnees Photo Contest, and
- $250 scholarship drawing
420 University Terrace
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