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Alumni return to UNLfor Homecoming
EVENTS from page 1
plays, which will be posted on the
The winner will receive the
“Homecoming Herbie Alumni
So where do the students
stand in all of this?
Homecoming events have
traditionally high participation
from fraternities and sororities
and low off-campus student
involvement, said Kevin
Naujokaitis, Homecoming royalty
Outside student organization
members, fraternities and sorori
ties, several students seem apa
thetic about the week, Naujokaitis
"A lot of groups feel left out,”
But Homecoming coordina
tors have been woridng hard to
attract a greater variety of stu
dents to the events.
Events such as comedian
David Spade’s scheduled|)er
formance should draw in more
than just members of greek hous
es, he said.
Griesen said UNL traditions
have been gaining steam in the
But comparing UNL to a tra
dition-rich school such as Texas
A&M in College Station is another
story, he said.
The Aggies have strong tradi
tions, and students work year
round to preserve them, he said.
"The difference between us
and A&M is that our events don’t
draw the crowds theirs do,”
That can be attributed to
A&M’s strong military traditions,
Griesen also said he noticed
the strong participation of frater
nities and sororities in UNL's
Part of this is because people
who join greek houses are looking
for a strong bond and are more
willing to participate in
Homecoming events, he said.
Increased Homecoming par
ticipation can be fostered through
the development of freshman
learning communities, the
Honors Program and sports pro
“We work in lots of different
ways to bring a community on
campus, and that can’t be done in
just one week," Griesen said.
Targeting incoming freshmen
is another way to make
Homecoming activities grow, he
“I find that students are inter
ested in the history of UNL and
maintaining its traditions,” he
WEDEMAN from page 1
only reckless, but crazy,” Ben
Wedeman said. “Somebody has
to go report on this ... I don’t
regret what I did. I was doing my
UNL Journalism Professor
George Tuck said journalists are
a naturally curious breed who
are tasked with finding out
what’s going on.
“If people are shooting, you '
want to know why they are
shooting. If people are dying,
you want to know why people
are dying," I\ick said, “though
most of us don’t get into situa
tions where we are being shot
It is likely that international
journalists will have to cover
conflicts such as this if they stay
in the field, 7\ick said.
Andrew Wedeman said even
though he worries about the
dangers of his brother’s job, he
knows Ben is “not reckless and
“You know it’s dangerous,
but it is what he wants to do,"
Andrew Wedeman said.
The members of the
Wedeman family developed
their international interests
while growing up in different
parts of the world.
The brothers' father worked
for the U.S. State Department's
Agency for International
Development. His work
brought the family to many dif
Andrew Wedeman, whose
expertise is in East Asia, said he
and his two brothers and one
sister developed interests in dif
ferent parts of the worid based
on where they lived when they
came of age.
“It has more to do with
where we were living when we
got interested in life,” said
Andrew Wedeman, who devel
oped his interest in East Asia
while his family lived in Korea.
He said his other brother is
in Moscow on a business trip
right now, and his sister is a
business consultant in
Philadelphia. Wedeman's par
ents are retired in Arlington,
Andrew Wedeman said that
even with the injury, he proba
bly won’t see his brother soon,
though the two exchange e
“I see him on TV more than
anything else," Andrew
The Associated Press con
tributed to this report
Hiker, biker trails to be linked
BRIDGE from page!
Omaha together, he said.
"Eventually, kids from Omaha will be able to ride
their bikes home if theywant to” he said.
As Greathouse and Rodenburg struggle to raise
money, businesses along the trail are excited by its
potential to bring in additional income.
Jeff Harr, manager of Walton Trail Company, a
bike shop just off the MoPac trail in Walton, said
enthusiastic cyclists from all over the Midwest will
come to ride the trail.
More riders means more business, he said.
But Harr said he is looking forward to much more
The trail will give families a chance to see wildlife,
beautiful landscapes and exercise, he said.
“It's going to be a terrific thing,” he said.
Royalty elections today
FROM STAFF REPORTS
Homecoming is in full swing,
and students still have time to get
Homecoming royalty elec
tions are today. Students can vote
for king and queen at the
Nebraska Union, Nebraska East
Union and Campus Recreation
Center from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The NU Alumni Association
will provide pizza tonight to stu
dents working on lawn displays
during its annual Pizza Pass.
Comedian David Spade will
make his appearance at the
Devaney Sports Center Thursday
night at “Tailgate D: Party on the
Paint.” The event begins at 7:30
The “Come On Home" recep
tion and pep rally will start at 4:30
p.m. on Friday at the Wick
Alumni Center. The all-university
Homecoming dance at the State
Fair Park Grandstand will start at
9:30 p.m. and go until 1 a.m.
The dance features the band
Bossphilly. Tickets are $4 in
advance and $5 at the door.
Advance tickets are available at a
booth in the Nebraska Union and
at the ASUN office.
The week wraps up with a
tailgate party before the football
game at the Nebraska Union
Plaza beginning at 12:30 p.m.
Winners of the competitions
and Homecoming royalty will be
announced during half time of
the Nebraska-Kansas game,
which begins at 2:30 p.m.
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