The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, September 30, 1999, Image 1

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Rock Choke Jayhawk
Despite falling behind in the first game, the
Nebraska volleyball team comes back to sweep
the Jayhawks in three. PAGE 9
Seeing Double? September 3p, 1999
When “The Dining Room” opens tonight,
audience members will see the actors in not one, SUNSHINE AND
not two, but up to nine roles. PAGE 12 Mostly sunny, high 75. C|e ight, low 40.
Born to run
Mike Warren/DN
DURING A FLAG FOOTBALL game on the Cathei^Pound residence hall fields, Brandon Moser, a member of Pi
Kappa Alpha Fraternity, attempts to outrun defenders from Sigma Chi Fraternity. The flag football game was
part of intramurals offered by the Campus Recreation Center. Sigma Chi won the game 19-14.
Total enrollment
drops; minority
percentage is up
By Dane Stickney
Staff writer
Even though there is a drop of total
students enrolled at UNL, the percent
age of minority students on campus is
holding steady.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Institutional Research and Planning
recently released this year’s minority
enrollment figures, which revealed that
nearly 10 percent of UNL students are
Last year, 9.6 percent of UNL stu
dents were of African American,
American Indian, Asian or Hispanic
descent. This year, 9.9 percent of UNUs
enrollment consists of minorities.
Despite the increase in percentage,
the overall number of minority students
dropped from 2,210 in 1998 to 2,192
this year.
The number of total students
enrolled in the university also dropped
from 22,408 last year to 22,142 this
The result is a narrow percentage
increase in minority students for this
academic year.
Cynthia Gooch, assistant director
for multicultural recruitment, said the
slight increase is a positive step for the
“Anytime you don’t lose ground it is
a positive step,” she said. “It’s positive
that we’re about the same.”
Gooch said she is looking for a con
tinued increase in minority enrollment.
“I hope to see it increase more and
more each year,” she said. “But it takes
time. You have to plant the seeds first.”
Those seeds include providing
more resources and devotion to minori
ty students both in and out of Nebraska,
Gooch said.
“There are minimal scholarship
opportunities for minority students at
UNL when you compare us with peer
institutions like Oklahoma and
Kansas,” she said.
“If we re to compete, we have to
make a commitment to providing more
resources and scholarship programs to
minority students.”
Gooch said UNL needs to make
itself more visible to minority students
on a local level by dispersing multicul
tural recruiters throughout the state.
Currently, Gooch travels across the
state recruiting minority students. She
said it is hard to be available to all inter
ested students.
“College is a family and communi
ty decision,” she said. “If the university
is not seen by a community or ethnic
group as a positive institution, then peo
ple will be skeptical.”
Because other universities devote
resources to scholarships and recruit
ment, Gooch said, some Nebraska stu
Please see ENROLLMENT on 6
Man arrested for allegedly
producing, selling meth
By Jake Bleed
Senior staff writer
The Nebraska State Patrol arrested
a Geneva man last week, concluding a
multiagency investigation into two men
suspected of producing and selling
methamphetamine in Lincoln and
“Meth is a real problem in this area,”
Lincoln Police Capt. Duaine Bullock
said. “We’ve got a lot of people involved
with meth, and we’ve got a lot of meth
Bryan J. Lauber, 40, of Geneva, was
arrested Friday.
Lauber and a 40-year-old Lincoln
man, John Charles Peterson, allegedly
produced more than 7 ounces of
methamphetamine, a U.S. Attorney
General’s Office press release said.
Lincoln police arrested Petersen, on
the 1500 block of Hilltop Street on Aug.
9 on an outstanding warrant from
Missouri, where he is currently in jail,
die press release said.
Lauber and Peterson allegedly pro
duced and distributed the methamphet
amine from November 1998 through
Aug. 19, the press release said.
Assistant U.S. Attorney General
Mike Heavican said he did not know
where the methamphetamine was
allegedly produced in Lincoln.
Lauber and Peterson were charged
with one count of conspiracy to manu
facture and distribute methampheta
mine by an indictment unsealed by a
federal grand jury Sept. 23.
The men face from five to 40 years
in prison followed by four to five years
of superv ised release and a fine of up to
$2 million.
Police are encountering more
methamphetamine in Lincoln, Bullock
said, a sign that the drug’s use has
increased in the Star City.
“When street officers are starting to
find (methamphetamine), that’s a pretty
good indication that its use is increas
ing,” Bullock said.
Most of the methamphetamine in
Nebraska is not produced in the state
Please see METH on 6
Newly appointed official aims
to improve distance education
By Kimberly Sweet
Senior staff writer
Ask newly appointed associate
vice chancellor James O’Hanlon to
outline his new job description, and he
may give you a blank stare.
Appointed last week for a two
year post as head of extended educa
tion and outreach, O’Hanlon’s new
responsibilities are as broad as the
state of Nebraska.
As the person responsible for
coordinating distance education
across the state, O’Hanlon’s job has
many facets - some of which he is not
even aware of yet.
“Right now, I’m still trying to fig
ure out what I’m supposed to do,”
O’Hanlon said jokingly.
The position is new to the current
dean of the Teachers College, but the
field of extended education is not.
The Teachers College has used
We have faculty who are doing exciting
things, we just need a more organized
James O’Hanlon
associate vice chancellor
distance education to conduct doctoral
degree programs across the state,
O’Hanlon said.
“Our college has been one of the
major ones involved,” he said.
Now, the associate vice chancellor
will work to help University of
Nebraska-Lincoln faculty members
get involved with distance education.
With a large number of faculty
members interested in participating in
distance education, the next step is to
make it accessible to them, O’Hanlon
“We have faculty who are doing
exciting things, we just need a more
organized approach,” O’Hanlon said.
Along with providing faculty sup
port, O’Hanlon hopes to find ways to
incorporate it into research and teach
ing on campus.
He also wants to find the areas
where UNL can make the biggest con
tributions in distance learning and
Please see O’HANLON on 6
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