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Friday, March 24,2000
Vol 99, Issue 125
View to a Swill
Sandy’s offers infamous Elk Creek
and entertaining view of O Street.
A&E, PAGE 9
How to get rich
Ruling your own sovereign nation
is the key to earning money fast.
OPINION, PAGE 5
GMA MORGAN role-plays a contestant who Just won a million dollare on “Rue Vous ette
RAUUoaNre,” a French version of tin game show “Who Wants to be a Millionaire,” wtti
Any Dbc, who plays the host Lacey Butler holds a question up for the audience during tin
Lincoln Plus X High School students’ performance In the Modem Language Fair’s dram;
competition In the Culture Center on Thursday afternoon.
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KIM NEIGHBORS and Stephanie Eidam from Elkhorn High School
dance the “Yancga 600-year-old folk dance In Japan,
Thursday afternoon hi the Nebraska Union.
language skills affair
By Sara Salkeld
High school students from
all over the state swarmed the
Nebraska Union on Thursday
to attend the 24th Annual
Modem Language Fair.
About 1,150 students from
37 high schools came to watch
and participate in the day’s con
tests, which included drama,
folk dance and karaoke, music,
poster and name tag and poetry
reading.The events were held
in French, German, Spanish,
Japanese and Russian.
» Gloria Epps, a German
I teacher from Omaha Benson
i High School, said Benson
I brought 35 Spanish, German
and French students.
“It gives the students an
opportunity to use the language
and gives diem enthusiasm for
the language and a reason to
stick with the language,” she
Katrina Sypal, a sopho
more from East Butler High
School in Brainard, said she
came to watch rather than par
ticipate in the events.
“Our teacher mentioned it
to us, and we all decided to go,”
Sypal said. “We went to some
of the dances and plays.”
The plays, held in the
union, were performed by stu
dents in the foreign languages
A popular event in which
Sypal and her classmate Linda
Please see FAIR on 9
Professor’s love for field leads to award
Editor’s Note* This is the
first in a weekly series of ques
tion-and-answer sessions with
the recipients of the unh^rsity
wide awards for teaching,
research and creative actiNfy.
Today, we visit with Barbatxt
DiBernard, winner of the
Outstanding Teaching and
Instructional Creativity Award.
By Kimberly Sweet
When women’s studies and
English professor Barbara
DiBernard graduated from col
lege, she didn’t even know
women’s studies existed.
Twenty-four years later, the
University of Nebraska
Lincoln professor considers the
subject her passion and has ded
icated herself solely to teaching
women’s studies courses.
The University of Nebraska
Board of Regents recognized
DiBemard last month for her
entluisiasm in teaching
Qr How did yon get
I involved in women’s
When I got my Ph.D.
in 1976, there were no
courses in women’s
lies at my school. I
didn’t know women’s studies
was a field - something you
could study or major in.
When I got to Nebraska in
1978, they were smart enough
to give an honorary degree to
Tillie Olsen, who is a Nebraska
author. I read a book called
“Silences” by Tillie Olsen, and
in that book she described why
we know so few women authors
and about how many women
writers there are, what literature
they write and why it’s not wide
One line I still remember
even though it was 22 years ago
when I read it “You who teach,
read women writers.” And I
said: “Oh my gosh, she is speak
ing right to me.” I had to give
myself an education in women’s
tions about women’s
studies do you fre
Please see TEACH on 8
■ ASUN’s 1997-98
president works on U.S.
Senate candidate’s campaign.
By Veronica Daehn
A former ASUN president is back in
the political arena.
Curt Ruwe, Association of Students of
the University of Nebraska president in
1997-98, has signed on as field director
for U.S. Senate candidate George Grogan.
Ruwe, now a second-year law student
at the University of Nebraska, said help
ing with the Grogan campaign has
his first love.
my study of
law, but this is
chance to get
back into pol
for Senate on Jan. 27.
Grogan, a former owner of a life insur
ance agency, sold his company to run for
As Grogan’s field director, Ruwe is in
charge of creating a network of Grogan
supporters across die state.
“(I focus on) getting people involved
in die campaign and getting (Grogan) out
in front of people,” Ruwe said.
GOP Senate candidate
rvuwc saiu uc mci a iui ui pcupic
across the state as ASUN president and
was excited to have the chance to work
with those same people again.
The campaign is going as well as it
can, Ruwe said.
“George Grogan was not a name peo
ple knew three weeks ago,” he said “Now,
a lot of people want to meet the guy.”
Ruwe’s press secretary, Brittany
Kolste, said Grogan’s office sought Ruwe
out for the position.
“He has a lot of past experience at the
university level, and he’s doing a great job
for us,” Kolste said.
Grogan agreed that Ruwe had the
political experience the campaign needed
“We’re honored to have die opportuni
ty to work with Curt,” Grogan said in a
press release. ‘Tie’s an asset to our team.”
Ruwe said he was especially receptive
to the offer because he had heard Grogan’s
message and liked it
Ruwe ran for ASUN president under
the Advance party and received 67 per
cent of the unofficial vote to defeat Scott
Brauer of the Keg party.
Though Ruwe said he is enthused
about his re-entrance into politics, he said
he doesn’t know what the future holds.
“It’s too early to say,” Ruwe said. “I
always want to be involved with the (polit
ical) process, but I don’t know what my
role will be yet”
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