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THE The Student Voice of Peru State College Since 1921

September 20, 1991 ,Issue #1

Shively is Soviet coup ~onnection . . by Timothy A. Bailey


Welcome Back! We, the Times staff would like to say hello and wish you, our readers, well for the '91-'92 year. We are, from front left, Katy Duryea, production editor; Kellie Johnson, assistant editor; Laura Osborne, editor-inchief; Lisa Gottula, typesetter; Marty Jacobsen, copy editor; Tom Hyde, lead reporter; Gregg Mattox, ad manager; and Todd Gottula, sports editor. Not pictured are Amy Hollesen, assistant sports editor, and Scott Udey, photography coordinator.-- hoto b Times staff

cording to the Washington Post. Mikhail Gorbachev nominated him for that position. Gorbachev described him as an, "outstanding economist and financial expert." Ironically, this same man was a primary organizer of the attempt to overthrow Gorbachev. Pavlov was a member of the Soviet Union Economic Society, a member of the Council of Ministers of the USSR and chairman of the State Committee on Pricing at the time of his meeting with Shively. Pavlov, along with other members of the Russian delegation, met for two days with the 30-member board of directors of the American Economic :be~eiopment Council at

Many Midwesterners often feel they don't have ties to international . politics. With the recent developments in the Soviet Union, the Times has learned of a PSC faculty member who has an interesting perspective on the Coup. · Bob Shively, director of economic development at Peru, has had a variety of experiences since entering his field in Octoberof 1954. One of these ex'periences has a very timely ring to it. While on the board of directors of the American Economic Development Council, Shively met Valentin S. Pavlov. While the name Pavlov might not ring a bell, he happened to be one of the instigators of the recent Soviet Coup attempt. Pavlov was promoted from Finance Minister to the Soviet Union's by Laura Osborne new Prime Minister in January, acPride in PSC. That's what Dr. Robert Bums, PSC' s new president, hopes to instill in each individual involved with the college. ·Dr. Bums began the work toward his goals in June with a review of the college budgeL The review and the construction of this year's budof the local area. get took Dr. Bums and the staff a There are many authors to choose full three months to accomplish, ~om if southeast Nebraska history utilizing different methods new to ~s your forte. Recommended rea?- PSC but preferred by Dr. Burris. mgs are: _JohnB;own_a~d the Jzm _ Now, Dr. Bums is enjoying havLane Tra~l, by Ahce_Miruc; Normal ing all of the students and faculty o~ the Hzll, by Em1~ Longfellow; back on campus. ''The people reHzlls ?fPeru, by Lomse Mears; and ally make the college what is is," he Martzn Stowell, by Leo Hauptman. commented. See "Luncheon" on page 6 Dr. Bums expects to do mostly budget planning the first 90 days.

the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and at a Washington, D.C. hotel. Themeetingwfil held in March of 1989 with the purpose of improving economic development relations between the twocowitries.AccordingtoShivley. by the end of the meetings, the groups signed an agreement to expand U.S.-Soviet cooperative economic programs. The ironic twist to Shively' s meeting with Pavlov is Shively's im· pression of Pavlov's personality. As stated by Shively, "If the interpreter was correctly interpreting what Pavlov was saying, he was

See "Coup Connection" on page 5

A 'Burn'-ing vision for PSC See "Dr. Burns" on page 2

F acuity Istudents 'do lunch' First brown bag luncheon by Susan Brown On Sept. 11, a group of faculty, staff, and studerits engaged in a new activity, quaintly referred to as a "Brown Bag Luncheon." The group assembled, most with lunches in tow, and sat down to a journey back in time as Bob Shively, master of ceremonies, introduced tour guide for the next hour, Bob Lewellen. The journey took the members of the audience back into the past of southeast Nebraska, and more directly, the immediate vicinity of Peru. Lewellen explained such items of interest as why the hills of Peru were "bald" when the early settlers came here, and what part the area played in the Underground Railroad. Lewellen also entertained the audience with stories about the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Other stories

· centered on the rich history of the founding of Peru State College. Discussion also covered such famous personages from the locality as Martin Stowell, an abolitionist who,alongwithJohnBrown,openly defied the law by assisting many Black slaves in gaining their freedom well into the 1860's. Lewellen also told about one of the more infamous characters of the area, Barnie Baker. It is a story, of the ultimate in breakdown in communicatiol)., or how notto fire a teacher. Lewellen stated that if anyone was interested in local legends that Dr. Royal Eekert was the man to see. "He's quite an expert on the subject," Lewellen said. The group was also reminded that thePSC Library has many excellent books in its special collections room for those who have a desire to pursue a further interest in the rich past


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Cutbacks, low enrollment, -create cancelled fall classes

Library to display banned books

by Dr. Sharon Mccaslin deny others access t6 them. If you were one of the many students who registered for a . Little Red Riding Hood · was Other books 'challenged recently class this semester and then received a letter stating that your banned from two California school )nclu.deHuck Finn, a perennial tarclass had been dropped due to low enrollment, read on. If you districts because. an illustration get for censors for its "racial slurs" shows her basket with a bottle of and John Steinbeck's Of Mice and weren'toneoftheunfortunate,butfeelyoumaybeand/orare wine as well as'·bread and butter.. Men for "profanity." Madeleine nearing graduation, definitely read on. The wine could be seen aS-condon- · L'Engle's award-winning children's This semester many students were victims of cutbacks on ing the use of alcohol. My Friend book, A Wrinkle in Time, was chalcampus. These cutbacks due to, what else, a tight budget, have Flicka was pulled because the book lenged because the "book sends a forced campus administrators to eliminate classes they feel uses the word "bitch" to refer to a mixedsignaltochildrenaboutgood aren't in high demand. Any class low in number, say less than female dog and contains the word and evil." A novel about censor"damn." Nobel Prize Winner ship, The Day They Came to Arrest 4 or 5, was seriously considered for being dropped. Gabriel Marquez's One Hundred the Book, waschallengedbecauseit This year 12 classes (highest number in a long time) were Years of Solitude was removed be- "offers an inflammatory challenge dropped from the fall schedule ; seven of them were upper- cause of profane language. to authoritarian roles." level courses. These cuts in turn have affected those who are . Books like these, challenged or The Peru State College Library is preparing for graduation, possibly holding them back a yearor banned on simil~ grou~ds during participating in Banned Books iwo. · the past year, will be di_sPlayed at Week 1991-Celebrating the Free"U ,, Dr w·ir S d · ·d fi thePeruStateCollegeL1brarydur- domtoRead,whichissponsoredby ~true, . says · I iam ny er, vice-pr~sI ent or ing national Banned Books Week the American Library Association, academic affairs of Peru State College. Accordmg to Dr. 1991-Celebrating the Freedom to theAmericanBooksellersAssociaSnyder it's quite the reverse. Dr. Snyder, states that upper- Read,Sept28-0ct.5.Mostofthese · tion, the Association of American level classes will have precedence over lower-level courses, ~ks are well known b~t 3;fe con- Publishers, the American Society due to the fact that once students are juniors or seniors, they s1d~r~ ~gerous or obJectionable of Journalists and Authors, and the have fewer courses to choose from. Dr. Snyder also stresses bymdividualsorgroupswhowould National Association of College that it's not only a process oflooking over all classes that are to be offered, but also considering and understanding the distribution of resources that a class has, such as a number of majors needing the class, and the number of teachers available to students. by Laura Osborne As we know, Peru State is know for its smaller class sizes Are you wondering what the $25 publication fee assessed and the one-on-one contact that it can offer to its students, but this fall is to be applied for? Many people on campus have sometimes due to budget cutbacks from the state of Nebraska, been asking about it, and I have found the answer for you. it's not always possible to be so generous. "Like it or not," Dr. After speaking with Dr. Burns, I can tell you that the fee, at Snyder· said with disappointment, "it all comes down to this time, has no definite destination. That is because the limited resources, unlimited wants; it's a matter of choices." yearbook program has not yet officially been cancelled. What can you do if you 're faced with a similar situation? Dr. Burns placed the program on hold this summer after Try talking to the division chairmen: they sometiines can evaluating the buqgets of past years. A concern has been that substitute or waive a class or let you take a class by correspon- money has been wasted on the program because large quandence. In some instances, classes may even be taken at tities of yearbooks remain in the Print Shop unclaimed from another school and transfered here-but prior approval must be two years ago. Also, the delay in yearly publication cirCulagiven first. tlon raises questions of the program's effectiveness. Maybe some of this confusion could be cleared up, though, "I want to have a chance to speak with the student senate and ifPeru State would just post a big sigh at Pre:. Registration with student affairs about the need or desire for a yearbook on the the passage that is noted in the last paragraph on the first page part of the students," Dr. Burns noted. He noted that a of the 1990-92 College Catalog. It reads: "The college yearbook program may be kept but that the format may be reserves the right to repeal, change, or amend rules, regulations, changed. tuition and fees, and may withdraw, add to or modify courses If the program is cancelled, the funds have many destination and piograms..." · possibilities, one of which is this publication. Others could include athletic programs. But for now, the money "stays in the bank," so to speak. If you have a definite opinion concerning the issue, be sure to contact your student senate representative.

Students express concern about$25 .publications' fee


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Stores. It is endorsed by The Center for the Book ofThe Library of Congress. The sponsoring organizations believe that most would-be book banners act with what they consider to be the highest motives--protecting themselves, their families and communities from perceived injustices and evils and preserving the values and ideals they would have the entire society embrace. The result, however, is always and ever the denial of another's right to read. The Peru State College Library believes that Americans support our basic right to read guaranteed in the First Amendment to the Constitution ofthe United States. The Peru State College Library encourages the public to view the display. For further information contact Dr. Sharon Mccaslin, technical services librarian. "Dr. Burns" from page 1 "Of course there are the problems of the last four years to deal with. I'll be trying to get better funding and figuring how to best utilize our present funding and fee monies. "Also rn be dealing with other institutions trying to create better education cooperation. PSC can't afford to offer every program students desire. What we can do is offer the basic courses to give students a good start, then help them transfer to another institution where they can complete their specialized degree. Or, students may attend a two-year college, then transfer to PSC to attain a bachelor's degree." Dr. Burns feels such a ''Two-PlusTwo" program will be in the best interests of students. This plan also should keep PSC's enrollment at a reasonable amount. The attendance figures for the past several years have dramatically increased, but Dr. Burns thinks PSC couldn't handle such continued increases with present funding and facilities.. He says he would like to see enrollment remain the same, however. By the end of this year, Dr. Burns hopes to have the personnel and students of PSC and the smround. ingareatohaveonecommonshared vision. The details of this vision . involve everyone but that his plan is just in the planning stages. However, he says it will be based on the idea that PSC can't afford to offer everything simply because it's a good idea or program. Also by spring, Burns hopes to increase pride in the college and to keep that pride going strong through good, quality work and programs. With Dr. Burns spinning the wheel of future motion, PSC could find its·!lf in the success column.



Foreign studies option available by Timothy A. Bailey Peru State College students have an opportunity to discover the new Europe with the Nebraska Semester Abroad. The 10-week program will run from March 20 to May 31 , 1992, according to program representa-

for non-consortium students and $5500 for out-of-state students). ThiS inCludes 12 credits _tuition, room and board, airport transfers, -selected field trips, and round-trip airfare from Omaha. ClassesofferedareTheFutureof the Nation State in Europe, The EuropeanFoodProductionSystem, The Habsburg Lands, Contempo-

State College. Classes will be offered four days a week to provide for three-day weekends for field trips and excursions. Applications are due by Sept 27. Each campus will interview applicants and make the selections by Oct 15. Selected students will then have to make a non-refundable deposit of $500 by Nov. 1. For more information, contact the Nebraska Consortium Advisor at Peru State College, Dr. DavidEdris, -at.872-2237 or Fine Arts Building 109. .

tives. Students will be able to study three weeks at Charles University in Prague, Czechoslovakia, and rary Europe, and an Optional Indeseven weeks at the Irish Institute for pendentStudy.Allclassesareworth three credits each. European Studies in Leuven, BelAccompan:nng the students will giwn. beDr.WesPetersonfrom UNLand The program is open to all students, preferably those from Peru, Dr. Allen Shepherd· from Chadron Amy Fossenbarger and Mike Harling have been awarded scholarWayne,andChadronStateColleges, ships for their scholastic achievement and leadership ability. Debra andtheUniversityofNebraskasysForms in registrar's office..• Pugh is not pictured.~·photo by Amy Hollesen teJ!l. Applicants must have at least a Business f acuity donates... 2.0 GPA,, sophomore standing at the time of departure and need not possess foreign language Skills. Up to 30 students will be selected. by Dr. Kelly Liewer · ' Thecostofthetripis$5,100($5250 by Amy Hollesen ment She is the president of the . ATIENTION ALL STUDENTS dergradilate students thre,e graduaAccounting Association, budget PLANNING TO GRAD~A!E 1 tiondatesduringtheacadeinicyear. Amy L. Fossenbarger, Mike . · DECEMBER 1991: Applicauon These dates are December, May Harling, and Debra Pugh have re- chairmanforStudentSenate, VITA for December 1991 graduation is and July. Degrees are granted in ceivedscholarships for $250 apiece. chairman, which caters to students due in the Registrar's Office on or May and July, while December The scholarships were prepared by and elderly persons to help them fill out tax forms, and Becker- repre- by Lisa Gottula beforeF~day,September27, 1991. graduates receive a statement of business faculty donations. sentative for CPA review. The recipients of the scholarships The PSC campus chapter of Phi The appropriate forms are picked completion in December and their "I was very surprised. There was a were chosen for scholastic achieveAlpha Theta held its initial meeting up at the Registrar's Offi~ and re- degrees the following May. lot of competition in the business There is one formal commencement, leadership contribution to the Thursday, Sept. 5, electing the fol- turned to ~is office along with a department, " said Fossenbarger. school and proven leadership abillowing officers forthe 1991~92 aca- .twenty dollar ($20) apPcllcation fee mentexerciseh~ldeachyearduring Mike Harling is majoring in busiity. The scholarships are given to demic year: President, Lisa Gottula; which must accompany the forms. themonthofMay.Decembergraduness management and business adseniors majoring in business. Vice-President ,R ozann It is the student's responsibility to ates and May and July candidates ministration. He is a student board for degrees are all invited to attend Debra Pugh has a major in busiSchwarting; Secretary/Treasurer, file an application. member on the board of trustees It is anticipated and expected that the commencement exercises. The ness management. Todd Clobes. and formerpresidentof PBL, abusiAmy L. Fossenbarger is majoring Phi Alpha Theta is an international ALL degree requiremen~ will be invitationisapartoftheapplication ness association. completed on or before $e gradua- for_graduation process. in accounting/business managehonor society in history. tion date. This includes correspon- \ The application fee, among other dence courses, extension courses, items, covers thecostforyourretital T. V. coursesetc. Incomplete grades· cap and gown; Your.personal gradNOW HIRING FDR are also n<n appropriate. Students uation announcements. can be purOUTBOUND & INBOUND\ apply for only one degree. chased, at your expense, from the Peru State C()Ilege provides un~ campus Book Stbr~.


Gradua_t_ion app-Iications·due

fhree awarded business scholarships

Phi. Alpha Theta meets for first time

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Yugoslavian student defies stereotypes Combines academics and: athletics

by Thomas M. Hyde

When a person thinks C>f a student from another country, he orshemaythinkof someone who isshyandwhohasgreatdifficulty understanding English. Sanja Simidzija, a PSC sophomore computer science/business management major, from Belgrade, Yugoslavia, is quite different from this line of thinking. Her marketing professor, Mr. Bob Lewellen, is greatly impressed with Simidzija, who 1 •

only speaks her native Serbian, but knows English, Russian and some French. Simidzija decided to attendPSC to play basketball after talking to Coach Wayne Davidson at community college national finals in Kankakee, IL. Now she is playing basketbalffor PSC. Before coming to Peru, she played six years of basketball in hernative Yugoslavia, where she participated, along.,with players older than herself, on the Yugoslavian National Team. As amemberofthisteam, Simidzija helped her team to twice win the national championship in the up-. to-16 age group. Coach Davidson said he feels Simidzija has a great amount of potential and that she will play shooting forward (an outside position), something unusual for a person who has a height of 6 feet2inches (as Simidzijadoes). Coach Davidson said the reason

outside shooting to help balance a team mostly focused on an inside game. Coach Davidson also had this to say about having Simidzija at PSC: "We are pleased to have her on our campus. We think she's an outstanding young lady, both athletically .and academically. She has the potential to be an outstanding player for us during the next three years." Basketball, however, is only one of her many interests. She also likes to· be involved in other activities, and one of these is modeling. In Yugoslavia, Simidzija was enrolled in a modeling school. She considers this her hobby and ·has been involved in it for three years. Unlike other young women who may aspire to covers of magazines, Simidzija said modeling was never a dream of hers. However, when asked if she would want to be on the cover

Person of the Week Sanja Simidzija ·is also his advisee. Lewellen feels she has a "remarkable command ofEnglish," and he also said she is extremely easy to talk with and quite intelligent. H;e said she not

for this is she has an "excellent outside shot, and good passing and ball handling skills."He went ontosaysheisamajorpartoflast year'srecruitingclass, which was acquired especially for their

a fashion magazine, she said she would not refuse such an offer. She has been in about six fashion shows in the United States and has also cIOne some photo shoots. Simidzija learned two ofher

foreign languages English and Russian in grade school because they were required in Yugoslavia. She also learned some French while in school. Simidzija said this about living in Peru: "It is different because

"We are pleased to have her on our campus.· We think she's an outstanding young lady, both athletically and academically. "--Coach Wayne Davidson it's smaller, and I'm not used to it, but I like it. I came here for an education and to play basketball. There are a lot of social activities you can do such as the Art Guild . and designing costumes in the drama department There are many things to do, and I'll keep busy~"

So, it can be seen that not all foreign students are shy and know little English. With her· many activities and proficiency in English, Sanja Simidzija proves the stereotype false.

Deadline nearing, Homecoming '91 by Times Staff Entries forthe 1991 Homecoming parade at Peru State College on Saturday, Sept. 28 are now being accepted. There is no entry fee, and over $200 in cash prizes will be awarded, according to Homecoming coordinator Lori Gottula. The theme of this year's Homecoming is "PSC Goes Hawaiian!" Entries are being accepted in the categories of floats, decorated vehicles, and children in costume, and · judging will be based on theme portrayal, appearance, and originality. The children in costume cannot be a part of a float or decorated vehicle entry to be eligible. Judging will begin at IO a.m. and the parade at 11 a.m. To enter, notify Mrs. Lori Gott~. Peru State College, Peru, Neb. 68421. Be sure to indicate the category being entered.

Quote of the week: "If society lets any considerable number of its members grow up as mere children, incapable of being acted on by rational consideration of distant motives, society has itself to blame."


John Stuart Mill .....____

p PSC GOES HAWAIIAN! Homecoming Events Schedule '91 Wednesday, September 25 Talent Show............... Student Center..........9 p.m. Thursday, September 26 Non-Traditional Student coffee.... .Student Center ...... .10:30 a.m. Roberta Smith, speaker

Water Olympics .......... AWAC ..........7 p.m. Pep Rally.... ,.......... AWAC...............9 p.m. Saturday, September 28 Fun Run.............Student Center .........7:30 a.m. Footb~ll Gaine vs. Missouri Valley..... Oak Bowl... ..1 :30 p.m.

Crowning of the homecoming king and queen . at the halftime


High Heel & the Sneakers be playing for the Homecoming Dance starting at 9 p.m., Satuiday, Sept 28 in the Snulent Center. Barb Lewellen, student programs coordinator, says the band is very well known in the area and are rccoiding artists as 1well as stage performers.


flce••.••Student Center ......9 p.m. featuring'High Heel & the Sneakers



Teaching and doing,

Dr. Eckert brings divetsified experi~nce .to PSC theater ~·'





sign for over 225 different produc- ....--------------. on .education and an increase of Shakespeare: all of them add to tions. He has, indeed, "Cione" as focus on mass producing high school your growth and change you as an well as study and teach. · graduates as one opossible reason individual. . . . That·> what I think It is this kind of "doing" that has for for this lack of preparation. living is all about, is growing and earned Dr. Eckert the ultimate honor The way to be prepared for col- changing, constantly. ·Otherwise of having his biography placed in lege, according to Dr. Eckert, is by you will remain static and that the forthcoming Marquis Who's acquiring a background in the lib- doesn't accomplish anything." Who in America publication Who's eral arts. "I think," says Dr. Eckert, Again, Dr. Eckert reflects in wor:d Who in Entertainmen1. To merely "it [a liberal arts background] is the potential benefits of "doing." glance at a proof of this biography probably one of the most necessary He further states that it is a ~ommon shows one that Dr. Eckert has been parts of an education. You really experience associated wit. "dda~" all over the country acting, learncan'tread novels, even comic strips, that may help students relate to ing, creating, teaching: in short, without having scme basic back- teachers. "I make mistakes," says Dr. Royal Eckert "doing." ground in mythology .... you need Dr. Eckert. "I think if a student Dr. Eckert's belief in "doing" these things. itforalmostanyreading ... it helps understands that a teacher is not Theaterman George Bernard Shaw mixes with his ideas about learning. "College is a time for learning and the aesthetic part of an education." infallible thatit helps.You can reach oncesaidthat"thosewhocando,do; Asked what advice he would give a expanding. If you just go with what them on a human level." those who cannot do,teach." The- student, Dr.Eckertresponded, "treat you've been doing, you don't learn , ''That's what I think living is In the little spare time he has, Dr. ater man Royal Eckert, with over going to college as a job; do the best andyoudon'texpand. Youhaveto all about, is growing and Eckert is still "doing." He likes to twenty-five years teaching experi- you can. You will make mistakes: be adaptable." changing, constantly. Oth- write, and to keep his creative skills As evidenced by the achievements ence and nearly a dozen awards for make them [and] learn from them. sharp, he assembles models. acting, directing and set design,Jlas Spend your time wisely, and that mentioned above, Dr. Eckert prac- erwise you will remain static As one may expect, none of this proven that there are those who can dqesn't mean sitting around and tices what he preaches..One can see and that doesn't accomplish wasted. In every outside interest Royal mentioned, Dr. Eckert asserts that do both. studying constantly, but by also in these achievements that a life- anything." --Dr. Earning his first degree in theater making solid friendships, having time of "doing," can produce a life- Eckert there is value in it that doesn't meet time of rewards. and radio drama from the Univer- fun ... attending activities." the eye. In his own words, "Almost Dr. Eckert believes that this atti- When asked what he considered _anything can be.put to use." sity of Minnesota in 1953, PSC's "College is notjustgoing to school, professor of drama has, has, for the not just talcing classes, but every- tude is prestrnt in many students; the purpose of an· education, Dr. To see an example of what Dr. last 16 years, blessed Peru State thing that's involved in the college however, he says that according to Eckert stated, "Growth and change. Eckert "does,'' attend the Peru Playwith his vast experience. Dr. Eckert, · scene, and getting involved in ex- national trends, many students are Everything we learn, whether it's ers' upcoming production of Leadwith an M.A. and PhD. in drama tracurricular activities. . . . That's notadequatelypreparedforthechal- how to handle a pick and shovel if ing Lady by James Reach, which from UNL has played over 200 dif- part of learning. You do.n't know lenge of college when they gradu- you 're working construction or will be directed by Dr. Eckert ferent roles and has worked on de- what you like until you have tried ate. Dr. Eckert cites a lack of focus maintenance, up to learning Drop in and see how he's "doing."

From the Other Side of the Desk...

Three PSC stude.nts take honors at PBL national business contest

"Coup Connection" from page 1

running away from communism as fast as he could." A similar article printed in the Norfolk Daily News by Kellie A. Johnson in 1989 quoted Shively as saying For the ninth year in a row, .Peru Pavlov was Gorbachev type State College's Phi Beta Lambda very personable, the life of the (PBL) appeared and placed in the party." , PBL National Business CompetiWhen news of the coup reached tion andConvention. Six awards Shively, he was suprised to hear were won by the state of Nebraska that Pavlov had been involved. In and three of those awards were · his words, "I found it hard to betaken by PSC students. lieve. He just did not impress me as This year the competition was held Lisa Gottula Jeff Janssen Mike Harling inAnaheim,CA,attheHiltonTowthe type that would be involved in ers. TenPSCstudentshadadvanced Fairbury, was eighth i_n the ness professoFRuss Beldin, · local something like that" from the state competition to the Mr.FutureBusiness advisor, who also attended the conWhen thinking of his meetings national level. Lisa Gottula, Jeff Executive.competition. Harling ference. Others attending the con- with Pavlov, Shively went on to Janssen and Mike Harling were the stated that he and other students ference were Ted Hru-shtarger, lo- say,"Itjustmakesyouwonderwhy three students that placed at the studied for the exams With practice cal adviwr and Gayle Hytrek, .>tate tests and texts in their division. advisor. According to Beldin, plac- helinedupwiththehard-linerswhen national convention. Harling said "the diversity of com- ing at the national level for the past in his presentation at Georgetown Lisa Gottula, a junior from Table Rock, tied for first place in tlie Ac- petition is appealing because of me illne years is prooi chat PSC con- he was so vocal about changing the counting i category, but on che basis competition from colleges and uni- tains "high quality students and economic system in the Soviet ~ Tnion and getting American-style of time of completion, was placed versities across the Uriited States." .:;trong :trademic training." management in place. second. She felt the contest was a The trio also added that the!· 1 engood way to judge her education efited from the cultural experience "He specifically mentioned he was Notice' nationally. Gottula stated that the as well as the academic experience. well aware the American businesses The dates for Thanksgiving contest gave her "added confidence Included at the conference were lec- vacation are incorrect in the did not like to do business with the in my. education." tures arid workshops Oil self-im- currentcollegecatalog.Peru State {Soviet} government and that conJeff janssen, a senior from Ster- provement, self-realization and how ·College will celebrate sequently, they were setting up a ling, placed fourth in the Business to dress. PSC students took trips to Thanksgiving Day on November Law division. Janssen stated that HollywoodandMexicoduringtheir 28. ·1Jlanksgiving recess will be . cooperative to be the Russian partner with Americans and other West"at PSC you can get as good an stay in California. .. November 28 and 29. erners in joint ventures. education as anyone in the nation." At the competition, siudents "comAlso, classes will be held on "He was very blunt that they need Janssen felt the experience was a pete at the highest possible aca- Martin Luther Kiiig Day, January western investtnent, western techchallenge and a good experience. demic level and give credence to 20, 1992. Mike Harling, a junior from our being there," stated PSC businology and western management.


That was their purpose there: to se up a process to develop jomt ven· tures where.Wester~ Companie~ would join with the cooperative ir Russia to get westem-specificall) American-capital in the Sovie1 Union, to build plants and emplo) people. What they wanted the American partners for was to come in and build plants that would pro· duce consumer gOods." · In addition to his personal per· spective on Pavlov, Shively has hi5 own opinion about why the coui; failed. While in the Air Force, he was trained in psychological warfare. Based on his training, Shivley stated, "One of the principles we learned was that when people are given a measure of freedom, the elements of government control which they had tolerated suddenly become intolerable. When the , poeple are given a measure of freedom, they can't ever go back."

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50 states and 11 nations, making it the largest student gathering in history. Featured speakers included Ralph Nader, Dr. Helen Caldicott, Jesse Jackson, Robert Redford, WinonaLaDukeand Cesar Chavez. COMMON GROUND will focus on diversifying the environmental movement, placing a global perspective on our grassroots campaigns and developing studentleooership. The conference will feature professional and student leaders from both the environmental and

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PSC' has new campus club by Susan Brown Have you:heard the news? There's a new kid in town in the form of a new club. It's called the Women's Information Network (WIN), but the title doesn't cover the full scope of issues to be discussed. "Our go!\l is to inform and educate ourselves, the people on campus, and the people in the community of the issues. that affect women at school, at work, and in their daily lives," said Deanna Swales, chief organizer of the group. "To achieve this goal we plan to provide speakers, workshops, and a support network for the people on campus and in the community." Membership will be. limited to the PSC campus community, but speakers and workshops will be open to

by Robin Anderson


The Student Senate met Sept. It was decided to continue the recycling project that was started last Year· The Senate Standing Committees will take turns collecting cans weekly and taking them down to the Comer Market monthly. Next, the yearbook fee was discussed. We were told that due to · overspending on the budget, the yearbook fees from Iast year were used social justice movements. Conto pay for the books from two years ago. Now there is a shortage of firmed speakers i!lclude David funds to finish last year's book. A report was then given on the new Brower (chairperson, Earth Island increases of meals and tuition. Institute),JudiBari (organizer.RedThe next meeting was Sept. 11. The senator at large position was wood Summer), Howard Zinn (audiscussed, and Deb Morris was voted in as the new senator. thor, PeQQle's History of the United Details about homecoming royalty gifts and flowers were finalized. ~ and Pat Bryant (director, Next, a report was given on the new athletic fees for admittance into Gulf Coast Tenants Leadership games. · Association). Also invited are Noel Last on lite agenda was the organizational board. The political Brown (North American director, U.N.EnvironmentProgramme)and · committee was put in charge of getting it into use. Tony Mazzocchi (president, Oil, Chemical, & Atomic Workers). Consult the COMMON GROUND office for the latest program developments.· The conference program will also serve to introduce the student voice by Times Staff Trombones~-Ray Topscher, Christo the United Nations Conference Larry VanOyen, director of band tine Michel, Mat Scott, Bob on.Environment and Development Matthies, Melissa Friedrichsen; being held in 1992. Several speak- activities, has announced the mem- Rhythm Section--Jennifer Suggett bers of the 1991 Peru State College ers and workshops will address in(keyboard), €OOy Coffins (bass), Ice Blue Jazz Ensemble. ternational environmental issues in They are as follows: Alto Saxo- Jay Wickham (set), Olen Briggs an effort to motivate student parphones--Kent Stutheit, Renee (set). ticipation in this global forum. The Ice Blue Jazz Ensemble will Bilstein, Scott Holmes, Kelcey Forregistration information please O'Connell; Tenor Saxophone--Tom be performing in a joint concert call or write: COMMON Sudik, John Molzahn; Bari Saxo- with the Misty Blues on Sunday, GROUND, 862 i 7th Street, Boul- phone--Stacy Hill; Trumpets~-Jay November 10, at3 p.m. The concert Koziol, Steve Eis, . Peter will be in the ~ollege Auditorium; der, CO 80302. ·· MacNaughton, Jason Brewer; admission is free.

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the g~neral public. Those individuals seeking assistance iil the area of support groups will be directed to the appropriate facilities. Though the organization will be addressing women's issues, this is not a "girls only" group. The issues that involve women in their societal roles also affect men. Male participation in the club is being strongly encouraged _and actively sought. For more information about what WIN is and how you can join, contact Deanna Swales, Chris Barton, or Roberta Smith. Watch for posters concerning information about support groups and upcoming workshops and speakers. Better yet, why Peru-This past summer, Donald egies for the Business Division, as not come to the next meeting? Signs Schwartz had a staged reading of well as selected courses for Conthroughout campus will direct you hi s new play in New York. tinuing Education. He 1s also the Schwartz's one-act play Books, was Humanities Coordinator of the Coas to when and where. read and perforined at Hofstra Uni- operative Education Internship Proversity on Long Island. · : gram. Donald Schwartz teaches Speech, Schwartz has published over 100 Speech Corrections, Media, The- essays,articles,reveiws,criticisms, ater, Composition, and other lan- short stories, entries in encyclopeguage arts courses in the Humani- dias, a novella, and has had plays which is about to be tom down to tiesDivision,andConferenceStrat- produced in Ohio, Florida, and make way for a parking garage. .IlS Maryland. He is currently under Other familiarites include Pat contract with Greenwood Press for Vendetti, Lynn Hicks, Trish Moody, a biography of Lillian Russell. His Thomas Hyde, and Andrew 1 shoi:.t story The Doctor, which has Donovan. by Martin Jacobsen been read at several English club meetings over !he past few years, is The performance date for Leading The Peru State College English scheduled to be published by The Lady is set for October 11, 12, 13, Club met on Sept. 12 in the library Sun magazine in November or De18 and 19. A list of future production dates is conference room. Business dis- cember.Histext,ElementsofSpeech available from Dr. Eckert or Dr. cussed included the Sifting Sands, Communications, is currently bethe Silas Summers Writing Con- ing used in the Fundamentals of Harper. test, visiting scholar, and fund rais- Speech sections. A lcxaj producing. tion of his new musical play, PaAccording to the 1988-90 college "Luncheon" from page 1 catalog, "the English Club promotes triot '76, is scheduled in Omaha in The Brown Bag Luncheon will be the mastery of written expression, held each Wednesday at noon in the encourage8 worthwhile reading and BurOak:Room.Anyquestionsabout ·fosters fellowship among students Darts-Pool-Snooker · the activity can be directed to Bob specializing in English or litera, Shively, economic development ture." HAPPY HOUR officer, TJM 237, Ext. 2427. Any- If you are interested injoiningthe M on:-Fri4-6 pm. one who is interested in gaining English Club, you may contact more from lunch .than just calories Merri· Johnson, president; Martin 910 Eentral. Ave~ isencouragedtoattend.It'sfoodfor Jacobsen, vice-president; Lynn Auburn, NE thought! Hicks, secretary/treasurer; or Dr. McCrann, faculty sponsor.

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Peru Players to begin season by Katy Duryea The cast list has been set for the Peru Player's upcoming perfor~ mance of Leading Lady. A few new fresh faces will be seen on the PSC stage this fall. Directed by Dr. Royal Eckert, professor of speech/ theatre and Leading Lady's director, the show promises to be an evening of entertainment for all ages. Those making their first time appearance on the stage include Dawn Bowsman, Trace Buesig, Charles A. Hamilton, Bob Rohla, Becky Malloy, Tricia Boeck, and stage manager Heather Cohrs. ~u: dience members will also enJOY seeing some familiar faces as veterans of the theatre grace the stage once again. The list includes Penny E Gibbons as Leading Lady Norma Temple, glamorous star of the New York stage, who returns for a last look at the stage of the Regal Theatre, scene of her greatest triumphs,

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Everybody's talking football ...

Tough road lies ahead Time-Out

With Todd by 1 odd Gottula

It's football season! But it's certainly not December yet. So why is everybody talking about the playoffs already? I know, the whole campus is mad because the run-and-shoot offense is gone. Hey, the defensive look has even changed a little. But wait a minute. Football is football. PSC still starts 11 players on each side. They still wear helmets, jerseys, pads and enough tape to hold up all the spliced cable in Delzel Hall. So you're wondering why everybody's all worked up about this season right? Hold on a second. I want all of you football players who are reading this to do mea little favor. Leave the room for a second. Now, are they gone? Okay. We all know the Cats lost their first game this year against Missouri Western, 35-20. We also know the whole campus and community was in a stir after that loss. Not only did the Bobcats have their 15 game regular season win streak ended, but they already

had one more loss than last year's 12-0-1 team! Oh, you say the players are.reading this now. Guys, forget about Missouri Western. One loss won't ruin your season. Everybody knows that you have the talent to go as far as you want. So hang in there. As for you fans. Slow down. The play-offs ~ea long way off, so ease up on the talk about repeating as National Champions and give coach Saban a chance. There's no need to pass more, scrap this or add that. Let coach Saban and the team do their jobs. This season will be tough. Since none of our in-state rivals will play us anymore, the Cats have been forced into playing teams in higher divisions. As if playing NAIA Division I and NCAA Division II schools isn't bad enough, PSC fans will also get a chance to sig~tsee, as there is only one home game left It seems even the larger schools are afraid of the atmosphere created by PSC fans at the Oak Bowl on Saturdays. Speaking of fans, the people on this campus are as excited as ever. I'm sure there will be plenty of"Peru Blue" following the Cats as they travel throughout the Midwest in pursuit of another less than eager opponent. Yes, it's football s~son. It may be hard for this year's team to top last year's 12-0-1 National Championship squad, but I'd be willing to bet that they'll make a run at it!

Bobcats lose season opener Against tough NCAA squad by Chan Crooker

The Peru State football team had to endure a long, wet night in St. Joseph, Missouri as they opened the 1991 season against the Missouri Western State College (MWSC) Griffins. The Bobcats took the field with aggressive play under new head coach Lou Saban. Defensive back Barry McGooden intercepted the frrst pass of the game which gave the offense good field position, and it didn't take long for I-back Mark Whittaker to find the end wne. The extra point attempt by kicker Ron Shaneyfelt was good, and Peru was ap, seven to zero. The Griffin offense couldn't get much going in the first quarter, and Peru e!1joyed a 14-6 lead for a while. However, the next time MWSC scored they went for two and were successful to tie the score at 14. MWSC wa<i abletotakea21-14 lead at the half.

Mark Fritch (82), Matt Hug (45) and Tim Herman (94) pressure the quarterback in PSC's 57-20 win over Dana last Saturday. The Bobcat defense redcorded 13 QB sacks to set a new school record,-¡photo by Todd Gottula

Saban takes over ...

Cats show new look in 1991 by Kris Citrin

Under new head football coach Lou Saban, PSC football is going through a definite season ofchange. Saban took the reigns of the Bobcat program after Tom Shea resigned last semester. Coach Saban has had many different coaching jobs from the professional to the high school ranks, where he has been very successful. Some of the teams in his past experience include the Buffalo Bills, Denver Broncos, University of Maryland and University of Miami.

The-rainy second half pretty much took the passing game away from New offense installed the Bobcats, but MWSC's short When asked what he thought of passes combined with theirrunning game was enough to get them into Peru and its faculty he stated, "This the end zone two more times before is exactly where I want to be and Peru could score. Several field goal what I want to be doing. This is a attempts by Shaneyfelt were just great school and great people." Saban took over officially on May shy to keep Peru from starting a 1. During this time of transition, comeback. The Bobcats did not give up neither former coach Shea nor new though, and that is what impressed coach Saban did much in the way of Assistant Coach Monte Meadows recruiting, for most of the players most about the game. Peru drove , that were being scouted had already the field and was able to score on a been taken by other colleges. Fortulast second pass from senior quar- nately Ted Harshbarger, interim terback Nate Bradley to receiver athletic director, and Larry Brown, Corey Catterson. The extra point offensive coordinator, were able to try by Shaneyfelt was no good, once get afew recruits and some walkagain, but the terrible weather con- on's that have contributed considditions had to play a role. erably to the Bobcat team. Meadows said that the team is One of the first and most noticevery close to playing great football; able changes has been with the he stated that if the technique was a Bobcat's high-powerrun-and-shoot little better and once the team be- offense. Coach Saban has made a gins to get the little things right Peru 180-degree turn by making the ofwill be playing their best football. fensefocusonrunningtheball from

the new pro-set formation. The reason for the change, according to Saban, is "We' re not the same team ... it helps when you have a lot of receivers and a great offensive line, but we're still young." Saban also added "I just don't believe in the run-and-shoot"

New conference possible Some of the other possible changes are not so drastic, but could have an effect on Peru athletics for years to come. The first is Peru's need for either a new division or a new conference to join. According to Saban the possibility of moving up to NCAA Division II is highly unlikely due to insufficient funds and a lack of scholarships. "I'm afraid we would be out-classed; we can't compete with all those scholarships." Harshbarger echoed Saban ,, say-


ing, "Stepping up into the NCA\ D-2 is not possible at this time, bu: we are looking at some confereaces so we can have some guarantee.<;. games."

Scheduling problems Without a conference of its own, Peru has been prevented from play ing schools in this area. "Peru is being hurt by 'K t having a confer~nee because they are forced to play anyone, inclt!ding NCAA teams," said Saban. "We are basically scheduling next year with any team that will play us. Most other teams in Wis area don't want to play us because we're a wimjjng team." Coach Saba!l would not make any predictions about tl1is season. As long as we are a solid, ~o:nf)etitivc team, the winning will c0me, rnmmente1 Saban. "This football team is very good, and you all will see that."


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PSC to face Southwest State ~

completed 20 passes for 445 yards "'against Minot State with 6 touch'd6wn tosses. For the third straight week, our secondary will be heavily tested," Saban said. "Butagreatdeal ofour success will also depend on the rush our defensive line can apply. If last week was a true indication, they're coming around." Peru's interior front of ends Tim Herman and Mark Fritch and tackles Kurt Hasley and Tim Bowen turned into the "sack exchange", dropping Dana's Mike Carruba for nine of 13 QB sacks. Herman, a 66, 280-pound senior, led the foursome with three for 21 yards. }hat, And after last year's game here, In the Mustangs, PSC will be lookit's going to be revenge on their part ing at a one-back offensive set. in their own territory. Those factors PSC will have to cover split end make it very difficult for us." Peru State won a very heated battle over Southwest State at the Oak Bowl last season, 27-17, in a matchup of two nationally ranked teams. All-Americans Nate Bradley and Cory Catterson hooked up on a school-record 92-yard touchdown pass fpr the tie-breaking score late in the fourth quarter. If the Bobcats are going to defeat SSU this year, they will have to dowse the Mustangs' red-hot passing attack. Quarterback Jeff Loots

by Todd Gottula-PSC Sports Information The PSC football team breezed past Dana College in last week's home opener, but'will have its work cut out this Saturday on the road. The Bobcats, 1-1 following a 5720 rout of the Vikings, visit NAIA Division I Southwest State University this Saturday at Mattke Field in Marshall, Minn. The Mustangs improved to 2-0 last weekend with a 61-20 pounding of Minot State. We 're going up against an awfully good football team," PSC ¡ head coach Lou Saban said. "The results we've seen of them are vindicate of

Cory Catterson sprints up-field after making one of his eight catches against Dana. The senior had 155 yards receiving and two touchdowns.-- photo by Todd Gottula


-B~=~:.~ by Todd Gottula The PSC Volleyball team's 1510, 15-8, 15-lOwinoverNebraska Wesleyan on Sept. 9 was their first home win of the season...Missouri Western's35-2e win over the Bobcat Football team snapped PSC's 15 game regular season winning

streak. It was also their first loss Brent Strittmatter, Todd Gottula, since falling to Baker in the 1989 Sherri Ver Ruel, Jennifer Jacobs play-offs... Ball carriers aren't the and Julie Eisenhauer .. .In last only things linebacker Bob Hansen Saturday's win over Dana Ron gets physical with. Hansen, who Shaneyfelt kicked three field goals works as a security guard at the and six extra points to tie his own Nebraska Sate Penitentiary in the school record for points by a kicker summer, has had his share of runwith 15 ...The Bobcat Defense reins at work. .. 30 years ago on Sept. corded a school record 13 quarter16 the Bobcat football team beat back sacks...On the Cats First Two St. Mary's of the Plains College at Possessions it only took two plays Dodge City, KS, 20-12 in their secbefor they scored TD's...Change ond game of a 7-1-1 season...The first annual Tug-of-War spon- From The Past-PSC had 277 yards sored by student programs was rushing compared to 234 passing. won by the team of Mark Fritch,


Linda Downing returns a serve against Nebraska Wesleyan in the Lady Bobcats first home win of the 1991 season. -- photo by Todd Gottula

Lady Cats defeat Wesleyan

Passed up other offers...

Gabriel hired as PSC trainer by Jon Kruse With the beginning of the new school year comes many changes at Peru State College. One of the major changes is new athletic trainer John Gabriel. This is his first positon at Peru State College. When Peru State contacted Gabriel about the position opening up, he passed up an offer by Midland Luthern College to stay in the Peru area. Plus, he said, a brand new program opening up at PSC interested him because he has never really dope anything like this before.. When asked why he likes his new

Alvin Ashley and slotback Wayne Hawkings, who have 27 catches between them. Ashley caught four touchdown passes last week. "We '11 look at what they have and go ahead and apply what we're trying to do defensively," Saban said. "We may even have a surprise in store. But it all still resorts to talent versus talent "Playing on the road is never easy, especialiy against a team such SouthwestState,"Sabansaid. "But there isn' tanything we can do about our schedule, so we might as well get used to it." Peru State leads the series 1-0 with last year's victory. The Mustangs are ranked No. 4 in this week's NAIA Division I poll, while the Bobcats are No. 8 in Division II.

job, Gabriel responded,"I really like the challenge of medicine, I love being involved with sports, and I like the psychology and the science involved also." Mr. Gabriel spent seven years in school at Northern Iowa University. Gabriel feels that there is much more to the position than just being the trainer. "My job consists of teaching healthrelalcdathletic training in the classroom. And that is probably my most importantjob. Jn class I teach wellness."

John Gabriel

The gymnasium was hot and humid, and the Peru State women's volleyball team made it even worse. when they stunned the Nebraska Wesleyan University team on Monday night, Sept. 9. Even though short starter Kerry Mease, who is out with a broken finger, the team pulled together and won the first three games out of five (15-8, 15-8, 15-10). The team roster consists of: Kristi Cummins, Linda Downing, Tammy Hammer, Dana Kruse, Margo LaBrie, Stacey Landwehr, Crystal McGinness,

Kerry Mease, CheriRamer, Tracy Shannon, Melissa Swinney, Cindy Walla and Bev Wedding. Head coach is Jim Callendar. Assistant coach is Bonnie Henzl.

The Peru Chamber of Commerce welcomes all students to Peru State for the 1991-92 year. We hope your time in Peru will be happy and productive!

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THE October 4, 1991

The Student Voice of Peru State College Since 1921


CBS films footage at PSC for weekly program by Todd Gottula


ROGER WELSH, far left, views the Homecoming parade as his CBS film crew prepares to tape footage. Welsh, his producer, soundman and cameraman spent three days on PSC's campus.-photo by Todd Gottula

Activities set for PSC Oct.14-18 for Chemical Awareness Week by Kellie A. Johnson

and Healthy Lifestyles.'~ According to Dr. Lundak, "It will be fasciThe week of Oct. 14-18 may be nating and fun. Everyone should be one of the most important weeks of there." On Tuesday, Oct. 15, aNethe school year. During this week braskastatepatrolman will bespeakthe campus will have many activi- ing at the Student Center. Wednesties concerning Chemical Aware- day, Oct. 16, Kelly Erlingson ness Week, which are designed to Mattinger will appear as a guest make the students aware of what speaker in Peru. Finally, on Thurschemicals, including alcohol, to- day, Oct. 18, Mack McKensey will bacco and drugs, are doing to our speak to students at 11:30 a.m.. country. These chemicals are beAdded to the features of this week coming detrimental to our society, is a dance to be held in the Student and the main objective is to shed Center. The theme of this dance is some light on what can be done to "Guess Who's Knocking." D.J. prevent chemical abuse. Mike Keckler of "Movin' Music" Included in the activities are four from Weeping Water will be proguest speakers. On Monday, Oct. viding the music. 14, our very own Dr. Joel Lundak, Films will be shown during the assistant professor of psychology, week in the Student Center. The will be giving a speech entitled "The movies will be shown Monday Process of Addiction-Prevention through Friday at 8 p.m. The films

include Friday, Love Is Looking At Me Again, Chalk Talk and Reach Out.

Join others in the crossword puzzle contest and the word search which has a $25 prize. Come and enjoy the fun-there's something for everyone!

Lou Saban attracts them all! Not only has the Bobcat head football coach caught the attention of the local news media, but he is also becoming an item of national news interest. Roger Welsh, the host of Sunday morning with CBS, brought a four man crew to film PSC' s homecoming activities and football game with Missouri Valley. The crew, which consisted of a producer, soundmanandcameraman, was borrowed. "I've known Charles Kuralt for many years, so I asked¡ him if I could use his film crew for my segments in Nebraska." Kuralt is a longtime CBS reporter. CBS came to Nebraska to film four separate shows for Welsh' s Sunday morning program. The Missouri River, the apple orchards in Nebraska City, the Oregon Trail in western Nebraska and coach Saban are the stories the crew worked on during their two-week stay in the state. They spent three days in Peru. Welsh commented that PSC has "one of the most beautiful campuses" he has seen in Nebraska. "Just by walking around campus I realized that there is a great sense of pride at PSC," he said. While in Peru, CBS taped footage ofthehomecomingparadeandfootball game. The crew also walked through the campus on nwnerous occasions and filmed students goingabouttheir daily activities. Many of the campus bui\lings and classrooms were also ~ in their taping. When asked why, of all the places


in this country, he decided to come to Peru, Welsh said, "I used to play football in high school. The only problem was that I attended the University of Nebraska so I didn't have the opportunity to play college ball. But, I could have played at a smaller school like this." So what's that have to do with CBS filming a feature on Lou Saban? "I've never been around a small college football team so I wanted to come see how guys at a small college, in the heart of the Midwest, react to a big name coach. Personally, I think it has to be an amazing feeling to play under a man with so much knowledge and coaching experience," added Welsh. Welsh went on to say that he was very impressed with the Bobcat football team. "The players are nothing like those at a large uni versity. The guys at PSC understand that they're here to get an education. In big-time football programs, the players worry about football and then studies. That's not right," he said. Welsh stated that education is another reason why he's interested in coach Saban. "Lou is constantly stressing to his team the importance of getting a degree. In the two days I was at practice he stressed academics many times. He really does care about more than football." The CBS feature on coach Saban and the Bobcat football team will air in mid or late October. The college will be notified of the exact date so it can be announced. PSC's segmentwillbeanywherefromfour

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Consumption of alcohol becomes more expensive Would you refrain from consuming alcohol in a residence hall room if you knew that being caught v.:ould cost you $75 plus $5 per serving found? Would you do it a second time with the price being $125 plus $10_ per serving? Would you do it a third time when you faced the large fines plus social probation and suspension? These questions are staring the Midland-Lutheran College of Fremont students in the face.

becauseofnoiseoriginatingfrom · although that amount is subject Students," Haugland said, "is that it, although Dukes claims the to change. If 4.0 points or more there is no guarantee that the group was quiet. Later, Dukes are accumulated by a student, money will come from the student's own pocket. That found thata person had contacted suspension may be enforced. security about the group. A Any charges, whether alcohol money could come from the second problem stemmed from . related or not, brought against a government's pocket in the follil that complaint, as one of the student may be appealed. All · of a student loan or Pell grant. occupants found the person who cases are handled by the Student We try to concentrate on eduhad contacted security and Judicial Board which is com- cation instead." punched him, said The Midland. posed offive members appointed That student, Jason Dawson, bythepresidentofStudentSen- Nation-wide problem was initially expelled from ate and the Student' Appeals As we see it, there definitely is classes for his actions. He ap- Board, made up of two students a problem on college campuses pealed the sanction and was al- (thevicepresidentandpresident nation-wide today with alcohol lowed back under strong restric- of Student Senate), two admin- abuse. There has been for many Students voice concern tions. Accordingto TheMidland, istrators (approved by the col- years. College administrations The heavy fines are a part of the Dawson stated he didn't think lege president) and two faculty have begun to try to help students · (approved by faculty, Student having problems, which we college's new policy this year. the restrictions were fair. Dukes likewise voiced comSenate and college president). heartily applaud. However, the Two students voiced concern question must be asked what about the policy in the Sept. 20, plaints about his punishments in Classes rather than fines really helps and what really hurts 1991, issue of the college's stu- the newspaper of his, "I can · dent newspaper, The Midland . handle it [the fines], but what if Greater detail on PSC's sanc- students? someone else can't. There must tions for alcohol policy offenses "I wish students could underThe students, Chris Dukes and · Jason Dawson, gave interviews be some other way to punish can be found fa the student stand we're not (trying to) be to Midland managing editor them,"hestatedinTheMidland. handbook. It is important to mean, cruel or rotten. We're · r note that according to Dan trying to help students grow up," Sheri Irwin after having the new · Al h0 I co possession po icy Haugland, Dean of Student said Midland campus counseler policy imposed on them the first Before we comment further Services, no fines are imposaI in The Midland. night of classes. · Dukes had six guests in his upon this issue, let's pause a upon students at PSC for such room that evening when he momenttoinfonnyouofPSC's offenses.Ifthey inc\Jr damages Drinking will continue granted security pennission to alcohol policy. According to the uponpropertynottheirown, But will charging students horenter his room. Two cases of Student Code of the Student are requiredto pay for repairs or rendous amounts ofmoney really beer,halfconsumed, were found Handbook, a person caught in replacement, and they are re-· get them to stop drinking? We by the official. The five occu- , possession or use of alcoholic quired to attend classes on sub-· personally don't believe it will. pants in the room were each fined beverages on any college prop- stance abuse. Students will continue to bring $25 while Dukes' fine added up erty, including residence halls, alcohol into residence halls to $315, according to The Mid- will accumulate disciplinary Who actually pays? simply because that's college points. The figure for abuse of land. life. Students in colleges have . the alcohol policy is 2 points, "The problem I see with fining · been drinking for years and will Security approached the room Letter to the Editor pollcy The Peru State Times wekomes all letters to the editor. All letters Quote of the Week to the editor, cartoons, or articles should be signed by the individual "If a nation expects to person or persons writing them . be both ignorant and and will be published at the discretion of the editors. The Peru free in a state of State Times reserves the right to civilization, it expects by Laura Osborne Where were you after 2 a.m. the morning of Sept 25? If you were one of edit all letters to the editor. Send . what never was and the people who made the utterly stupid, idiotic decision to vandalize the materialto:Editor,thePeruState PSC campus, listen. Ifyou weren't, let me pause a moment to tell you what Times; Campus Mail, Peru State never will be." College, Peru, Nebraska, 68421. --Thomas Jefferson was done. According to Ron Fabry, superintendant of maintenance, toilet paper and yarn were strung in the trees throughout campus. Many signs on and around campus were spray painted with neon orange paint Also painted were some sidewalks near TJ Majors and the doors to the theater as well Published Bi-monthly as a brass placque on the display case by the Administration Buildipg. · Edilor-in-Oiiof •••.•••••••••.••• • •.•••••.••••••••••.•.••...••••••••••.••• Laura Olbomo Spor1S l!ditor ••••••••••••••.••.•••.••••..••••.••••••••••••..•••••••••••.• Todd Oouula Whoever is reSponsible for the vandalism, why? What's the joy you get Produ<:tianl!dil<Jr ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Koly Daryoa out of making our campus unattractive? Personally, I like the fact that Aaimut l!ditor •••••••••••••••••••••••••.••••.•••••..•••••.••••••••••••• Kellie J<imsm I can most generally be proud of the clean appearance of the campus. Head Copy l!ditor .••••••••.•.••••••••••...••••.••••••••.•...••••..••..•• Marty Jacoboon Now, because of these immature actions, much time on the part of . ~ . Photop-aphy Cocrdinau ..•.•...•....••...............•..•........•.••...... Scott Udcy maintenance personnel has been and will have yet to be spent to urido the ,, Photognpbcr ............................................................ Todd Gottula vandals' actions. That time ofcourse, as everything else usually does, adds Ad~ •.•.••.••••••••...•••.••••..•••••.••••.•••••...•••.•••••.••• O,.,ggMattait up to money, not to mention that the time maintenance will spend on this Am. Spor11 l!ditor •..••••...••••..•••.•••••••••..••••.•...•••..••••.••••• An:.y Holl...., work could be used on other valuable work. Lead Ropor1"r ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••.•••.••••••••••••••• Tcm Hyde Typcooam ..•••..•.••..••.••.•.••.•••••..••••. : • . . . . . • • . • . • • . • • . • . . • • • • • • Lil< Gocmla Vandalism is a sign of a callow mentality. It is stupid. It isn't impressive. Advia:r • • • • • • • • • . . • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • . • • • • • • • • • • . • • • • • • • . • • • • • • • • • • • • • Dr. Dan Hol!z It isn't anything to brag about. It is senseless. Out of consideration for the students who do care about PSC, don't do it again.


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continue to do so because they are brought up with that picture of dollil life. That's why we feel PSC's educating students on alcohol and substance abuse is a great idea. However, we do not feel that when a student is caught with alcohol in their dollil rooms or any place else on campus that they should complain about having to abide by the rules of punishment. They knew beforehand what the consequences would be before they made the decision to bring alcohol to the campus with them, and they should be willing to admit they broketherulesandpaytheprice. "I'm tom 50/50 about the system of fining," stated Haugland. "A $200 fine may be a deterent, but if they pay that and can't afford school, what's the gain?"

Bobcat band stepping out~ with spirit by Jennifer Mortensen For the fourth straight year, Larry VanOyenisdirectingthePeruState Marching Band. Throughout all of the long, hot practices of making and teaching routines, Van Oyen comments,''The band is doing great. Even though they have had only a short amount of time getting everything together, the music sounds good, and the band looks good." A fmal comment from Van Oyen was that his band was an "energetic and positive group." The Marching Bobcats have 49 members. There are four seniors out of the group that will depart later this year: Amy Ammeter, Jason Brewer, Cody Collins, and Peter Macnaughton.

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Hawaiian PSC B·omecoming•91

ANDYDONOVANuseshisvocalability to win the original perfonnance division of the talent show.·-photo by Brent Strittmatter


THE PEP BAND and fans help drive the Bobcats to a victory at the Oak Bowl.-photo by Todd Gottula

SHOWTIME,PaulHoward,lip-sync's to get his audience fired up for Homecoming at the talent show.-photo by Brent Strittmatter




From Phi Beta Lambda to Student Programs ...

Diversified student gives to PS<; as he receives by Thomas M. Hyde "There will be time, there will be time To prepare a face to meet the faces¡ that you meet There will be time to murder and

ing to meeting and time for "relationships." An accounting/management major and computer science minor,Jeffmust balance his studies with activities in Student Senate and Student Programs. Jeff chose his course of study after create, And time for all the works and days one of his teachers at Nemaha Valley High School encouraged his inof hands That lift and drop a question on terestin the fields and after he found out about their good job outlook. your plate;" While at Nemaha Valley High --T.S. Eliot "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" School, Jeff learned the value of academics and involvement in acJeff Janssen dQeS most of these tivities. This meant balancing time things in a day. ¡He knows not to and applying what he had learned procrastinate and how to make the about time management to college. bestoftime~ Jeffhaspracticedtime "Jeff is the best, there is none management to perfection by hav- better. He is the epitome of time ing an overfilled schedule. management and takes the heaviest of class loads and activities," according to Russ Beldin, asS.istant "Jeff is the best; there is professor of business and Jeffs none better. He is the advisor. Jeff is a top student, is punctual epitome oftime manage- and works beyond the required level ment ... " in his classes. He has a 3.95 grade --Russ Beldin point average and belongs to Phi Beta Lamda (PBL), the business club on campus that helps members His schedule usually consists of learn skills related to business and part-time jobs, running from meet- hones and develops leadership

skills. In PBL, Jeff has competed at national level three times. This past summer, he placed fourth in business law. He plans to graduate in December and will then work at State FanIJ. Insurance in Bloomington, lliinois. However, Jeff has also been thinking of going to law school, depend~

Jeff said, "being able to make it through Mrs. Ruck's auditing clasS and studying for the National Business Law Test" Beldin summed up Jeff and his achievements by saying, "Jeff is a highly competitive, hard-working individual. He has a high set of values and morals that dictate his lifestyle. Jeff exhibits ahigh potentialofleadership. He'sbeenaleader in everything he's been in." Jeff has also enjoyed being a student at PSC and believes it can provide a good education for anyone with the drive to get it.

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ing on how he does on the LSAT. Jeff said his parents and Beldin were the people who have made the. greatest impact on his life. He cited his' parents because they encouraged him to do what he wanted in

ting priorities, shooting for goals, He is always in a hurry, but he is keeping things in perspective and always thinking. remembering his limits and that a Going to class Jeff thinks the test person should exterid those limits . the time only afew hours.then work as far as possible. in the lab where will i have time With all those activities; it would when can i get to study and i need to seem that Jeff must only study, but talk to mr beldin... he also takes time out to enjoy life All during his thoughts Jeff can by spending time with friendS, run- hear a voice urging him, ning and spending time with a spe- "HURRY UP PLEASE; ITS TIME cial girl. HURRYUPPLEASE;ITS TIME" When asked what he felt the most --T.S. Eliot "The Wasteland" difficult thing he's ever attempted,

Sifting Sands contest to begin soon at PSC

Homecoming a successful week of fun by Kris:Citrin Once again Peru State went crazy celebrating homecoming 1991. The theme for this year's homecoming activities was "PSC goes Hawai~ ian," and once again PSC was full of fun and games. On Tuesday, Sept. 22, students were treated to an all-out Hawaiian dinner. The cafeteria served everything from Hawaiian ham to Polynesian ribs. The food was as good as it has ever been; "it was a welcome change," commented several PSC students. On Wednesday, the talent show started at 9 p.m., with Andy Donovan taking first prize. The water olympics took place on Thursday in pool at Al Wheeler Activity Center. Two teams competed with Troy Uhlir's team coming in first place. The pep rally and bonfire followed the waterolympics at 9:30 p.m. in the commuter parking lot. The morning of Saturday the 28th was a busy one. First, the Fun Run was held with two courses to choose from. One was one and one-half miles long and the other was three miles long. Twenty-five tank tops were given away to the participants. Next, at 11 a.m., the parade com-

life:analomakethebestofwhathe did. Beldin was an influence because, "His overbearing spirit has driven me to teach my full potential in a number of areas." Even though Jeffs time is valuable, he has reached a pinnacle of excellence in many areas. These include the following: serving on the State Board of Trustees as a student representative, being State Parliamentarian for PBL on the local and state levels and working in Student Senate and Student Programs. Jeff has balanced his time by set-

by Martin Jacobsen The Sifting Sands Writing Contestfor the 1991-92 school year will soon begin taking submissions. There will be three categories for the contest poetry, short story and drama There will be three prizes given in each category. First place will be $25, second place will be $15, and third place will be $10. The deadline for the contest is 5p.m.,Nov1, 1991. Entries must be in triplicate: one copy must include name, address, social security number and telephone number; the remaining copies should have only the social security number All contest entries will be considered for publication in the Sifting

Sands, PSC's literary magazine. This year the Sifting Sands will also be accepting submissions from writers outside the student body. Book reviews, essays, interviews and commentaries will be considered for publication, but will not be eligible for prize money. The deadline for these submissions will be Jan. 17, 1991. The Sifting Sands reserves the right to edit all submissions forpublicatjon purposes. No submissions will be returned without a self-addressed, stamped envelope. More information will be posted at various campus locations.or you may contact any member of the English Club or Dr. Anthony McCrann in the Fine Arts Bldg.

Make your appointment with The Haircutters today. 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Mon. thru Fri. 8 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Thursday Phone: 274-5546 FULLBACK JOE PARKS and comerback Bobby Stephens swing into actio at the "PSC Goes Hawaiian" Homecoming pep rally.--photo by Todd Gottul

mencedfeaturingtheBobcatMarch- . ing Band and various high school . bands from around the area. The football game started at2 p.m. intheOakBowL TheBobcatscame out on top with PSC, 36 and Missouri Valley, 3. During a half-time

ceremony the, 1991-92Homecom~ ing King and Queen were crowned. TroyUhlirwasKingandStephanie Kroeger was the new Queen. After the game, students were treated to anoutdoorbarbecuewithbambmgers and hot dogs aplenty.

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In a world of constant change...

Encouragement in unstable world from Dr. Russel \ From the Other Side of the Desk...

A lot of things change in this world of ours. Persons, places and things are constantly changing, for better or worse, day in and day out, right before our eyes. What this world needs, some say, is something constant, something reliable, something we can depend on. Fortunately, Peru State College has such constancy, reliability and dependability. For the last 35 years, Dr. Lester Russell has been a mainstay in an ever-changing field: industrial technology education. Dr. Russell's extensive educational background, which includes a double B.A. in industrial arts/music, from Peru State College, an M.S. in industrial education from the University of Minnesota and an educational doctorate from UNL,

has given him a good idea of what a good education entails. Dr. Russell has always supported the general studies program here at Peru State and currently-serves on the general studies committee. He believes a good general studies program is important to a good education and feels the program at PSC has a "good framework." He goes on to say that education is an encouraging field to work in because, "There are always changes taking place and new things to learn. It is not a static, boring area; it's exciting." One of the things Dr. Russell does that helps stabilize our ever-changing world is to advise students to develop some kind of focus. "One of the things I think is Quite imoortant ... is to pick out something in your field of interest and go for it," he says. "Ifyoufmdoutafteryou've been there a semester or so that that isn't it, by that time you may have selected something else. What I don't think that a student should do is become a floater or somebody who doesn't have a defmite goal in mind ... If you make a mistake in setting your goal, that's fine; change your goal. But do have a goal in mind." Dr. Russell believes that education has three main purposes for the

individual: to make us employable, to make us better citizens, and to "provide us an opportunity to explore a variety of things that make up this good life."

"I always appreciate it when students come in and visit with me about things ••. I know I had some people I thought of as role models when I was in college, and I still value the things that I learned from them." --Dr. Lester Russell In the field of industrial technol~ ogy, course content sometimes changes daily. Deciding what to keep and what to change, especially when it is impossible to condense it all into a semester or two, is difficult. "You have to make those choices," says Dr. Russell, "and that is somethingthatteacherssometimes agonize over." Moreover, Dr. Russell said that it is important to set up activities for

the student to use to grasp new classroom. "I always appreciate ,it information, and that this is doubly when students come in and visit difficult when equipmem needs to With me aboUt things .•. I know I be maintained, as is imperative in hadsomepeoplelthoughtofasrole the industrial technology realm models when I was in college, and I still value the things that I learned from them. I've tried to ~mulate that." In his spare time Dr. Russell enjoys gardening, fishing, and music. But he ruis another activity in which he takes much pride: being on the Board of Directors of Epsilon Pi Tau. Having belonged to this inter· national fraternity of technology education since he was a student, Dr. Russell considers it an achieve· ment to now be in charge of the organization's largest geographical region in the United States. He also finds it exciting that of the six seats romprising this board, twc are held by PSC graduates. Morewhere hands-on training is a neces- over, these two graduates hold the sity. "If you 're going to be working top two positions on the board. Thi~ in a laboratory, you've got to have is just further evidence that Dr. materials to work with and equip- Russell provides a little stability ment that's in working order . , . It wherever he goes. So the next time you feel that th~ takes a lot of time and a lot of effort gettingeverythingcoordinated."Dr. world is an uncertain place, devoic Russell states, however, that the lab of constancy, reliability and depend· portion of the lecture/lab type class ability, don't be discouraged. Witt people like Dr. Russell around, y0t provi~es a lot of one-on-one contact with students. One-on-one is may be able to fmd stability on th( important to him, even outside the other side of the desk.

Members of Madrigal Singers and Misty Blues show choir are selected by Michelle Kimball

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Dr. Thomas Ediger, director of choral activities at PSC, announced that members of the Madrigal Singers and the Misty Blues Show Choir have been selected for the fall semester. Members of the Madrigal Singers areasfollows: TimBailey,asophomore from Auburn; Heather Cohrs, a freshman from Bennington; Cindy Dills,afreshmanfromAuburn;John Hall, a sophomore from Alliance; Michelle Kimball, a senior from Auburn; Robert Matthies, a senior from Ohiowa; Kristine Meeske, a junior from Beatrice; Holly Morgan, a senior from Nebraska City; Rick Riesen, ajunior from Ashland; Sarah Schneider, a freshman from Nortonville, KS; Kristi Scott, a junior from Norfolk; Jeff Spencer, a sophomore from Falls City; June Strasil, a junior from Falls City. The members of the Misty Blues are: Amy Ammeter, a senior from Hebron; Tim Bailey,Jason Brewer, aseniorfromG: ma;AmberFabry, ajuniorfromPeru;JohnHall,Michelle Kimball, Stephanie Kroeger, a senior from Malcolm; Brenda Lampe, a junior from Falls City; Robert Matthies, Kristine Meeske, M.ark Orth, a junior from Diller; TooyRieschick,ajuniorfromFalls City; Rick:Riesen, Sarah Schneider,

Kristi Scott, Jeff Spencer, Pat Vendetti, a senior from Omaha; .Belinda Vernon, a junior from Falls City. The accompanist for both groups is Jennifer Suggett, a sophomore from Beatrice. The groups are directed by Dr. Thomas Ediger. Upcoming events for the show choir include the PSC choral festival for high school show choirs on October 22 and 23, The Misty Blues will be performingon both days; The Madrigal Singers will present a Christmas Madrigal Feast on December 13and14. For more information on upcoming events for the music department, contact Dr. Ediger at402872-2253. RAISE $500 ... $1000 ... $1500l



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[ UMHE searches for minister by Tim Bailey United Ministries to Higher Education (UMHE) at PSC is looking for a new minister, as the former, C::ampus Minister Tom Osborne has taken a position in Hastings, NE. Faculty members of Peru, members of the Interdenominational Peru Community Church and members of other surrounding churches are workingjointlyonanadvisorycommitte'i~ to find another minister for both the school and the Peru Community Church. Linda Warren, Peru placement director, is the chairman of the UMHE Advisory Committee. Warren said, "Traditionally, whoever is the minister at the Peru Community Church, also does Campus Ministry." According to the official Peru

UMHE Job Description, the pri- to a peer group that proposes to mary duties of the new campus min- ' continue the substance abuse proisterwill be toprovidepastoral coun- gram at PSC. The head of that proseling to students and faculty and to gram, Gene Engel, accepted a posicoordinate and facilitate special pro- tion in Texas this fall. grams throughout the school year. Meanwhile, the Peru Community Other duties include cooperating Church is searching for a minister, with other Christian and parachurch and when a prospective minister groups on campus, developing per- visits the city of Peru, the Campus sonal relationships so that ministry Ministries Advisory Committee will can be effective in times of crisis, conductaninterview. Thepossibiland bringing campus and commu- ity remains though, that the Peru nity together in shared ministry. Community Church may hire an The new campus minister will also interim minister for up to a year have to spend two hours a day on until a permanent replacement is campus, five days a week. Warren found. Until then, Dr. Joel Lundack, srud, "Mainly, the job is to help the , PSC assistant professor of psychology, has been appointed as the instudents." Despite being without a minister, terim minister on campus. Warren the Campus Ministries organizatio remains hopeful that PSC and the remains busy according to Warren. Peru Community Church can find a The committee recently gave $500 new permanent campus minister as soon as the spring semester.

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by Robin Anderson The Student Senate met on Sept. 18. Three propsed amendments to the constitution were read. Float plans for the homecoming parade were made. The Senate and Student Programs will go together with their float ideas. The Senate received a memo from Dr. Snyder concerning a PSC graduate who had not yet received her accreditation. This is believed to be an isolated problem, and the student finally received her accreditation. Aconcern was also brought to the Senate about the delay ofintramurals. This matter is being looked into. The next Senate meeting was Sept. 23. First on the agenda was the organizational board. It will be filled with a list of organizations on campus by homecoming. The three proposed amendments read at the last meeting were discussed and voted on. Two passed and one did not The two that passed will be voted on again next week. Until a minister is found for the community church, Dr. Joel Lundak will be the temporary minister on campus. Since state and religion do not mix, his office will be moved from TJM to AD Majors, off stateowned ground. Information was brought back to Senate about intramurals. They will be delayed until the paperwork can be finished. A problem with handicap parking was brought up. Parking in general will continue to be looked into with an emphasis on handicap parking problems. It was suggested that World-Herald subscriptions could be sold as a money raiser. This option would be for any group on can1pus. This idea will be looked into further. After the meeting, interviews to fill the senator-at-large position were held. Correction: , IntheSept20issueoftheTimes Cody Collins was incorrectly listed as the bass player for the Ice Blue Jazz ensemble. Deana McAlexander will be playing the instrument for the group this year. by Times Staff We apologize for the error. Sculpture and photographs by two Kansas artists will comprise the next art exhibition at Peru State College. Photographs by Luke Jordan and sculpture by Ruth Bowman, faculty Darts-Pool-Snooker members at the University of KanHAPPY HOUR sas Design Department, will be displayed in the PSC Art Gallery now M on:-Fri4-6 pm. until Friday, Oct. 25, according to 910 Central Ave. Ken Anderson, exhibit cocrdinator Auburn, NE at Peru State. There is no admission fee.

Oct. art exhibits include the works of two Kansans



Notice AWAC & Pool Hours Monday-Friday 12 noon-1 p.m.(both) Sunday, Tuesday, Friday 7-lOp.m. (AWAC) 7-9 p.m. (pool) ¡ Students and faculty will need I.D. cards. Community members must pay $1 per visit

BOB LEWELLEN, a Peru State College assistant professor of business, recently had an article he authored published in a textbook for marketing teachers. Lewellen has been a PSC faculty member since 1972.--photo by Kent Propst

PSC's budget slashed as result of state cuts; Trustees approve the $86,000 loss of funds by Times Staff a doctorate from the University of The Board of Trustees of the Ne- Nebraska-Lincoln. He has devoted braska State Colleges approved a 23 years to higher education, inbudget-cuttingplan to trim $86,000 eluding five years as commissioner from the Peru State College budget of higher education in Montana. last Friday. The budget cut is a result of a two Trustees, at a meeting on the percent funding cut to all state govWayne State College campus, also ernment agencies approved by the formally named Dr. Carroll Krause . legislature and governor last spring. executive officer for the State Col- PSC's share is $86,379, noted Dr. lege system. Robert Bums, PSC president. To Dr. Krause replaces Dr. Richard achieve those savings, some of the Bringelson as executive officer of measures implemented by PSC inthe system, which includes state eluded elimination of an academic colleges in Peru, Wayne and advisor/s~i:imer programs c?OrdiChadron. A native Nebraskan Dr. nator pos1uon and the reduction of Krause earned bachelors and :nas- . an admissions counselor position ters degrees from Wayne State and I from 12 months to nine months.

Some of the other steps included eliminating some faculty and staff professional development travel money, ending PSC membership in several regional and state organizations, restricting use of the college toll-free phone line, and ending an alcohol and drug abuse education program for area public schools. The reduction in state funding for Peru State College is the fourth such budget cut in the last seven fiscal years. Trustees did approve $9,000 for PSC from a miscellaneous renovation fund to accomplish several fire and safety projects on campus.

Comm::::!::'~~Center Program needs leader If you are interested in

improvingyourreadingandstudy skills, the Communications Skills Center will offer unique eightweek speed reading and study skills courses which will begin Oct. 21. For more information, please contact Jennifer Nelson, director of the teaching learning center. Her phone extension is 2203. Mrs. Nelson will kindly provide class enrollment guidance.

by Times Staff Nationwide, more children take part in library summer reading programs than participate in Little League ball. The town of Peru has been a part of this emphasis on education, with an active summer I reading program held at the Peru State College Library. For. the past several summers, Cathy English, a spring 1991 graduate, has volunteered to run the program, with a nu.mber of children signing up. 1

The library and the community appreciate her efforts, but we now are in need of another volunteer. The 1992 theme for the Nebraska Summer Reading Program will be "Dive into a Good Book." A number of posters, certificates, and other material are available from the Nebraska Library Commission to support the program. Volunteers should contact Jim Mulder at the college library.


Not all 'jocks' are dumb ...

If you're not an athlete, read this in practice today? Hey, good for It's 9, but our meeting is over, so "Dumb football player." you can go study now. Have fun "What a stupid basketball player!" you! ¡ Where are you going? and make sure you get to bed at a "Is that baseball/softball player an You have to meet a classmate at decent time! That's important, since idiot or what?" Not only can these phrases be supper so you can study for you have a test tomorrow ... heard at universities all over the tomorrow's test? Hold on; we still Hey, you "dumb jock" slammers country, they've also found their have to go lift weights. I know; my can snap back to reality now, but I do hope you '?njoyed your life as an way into the mouths of many stu- knees hurt too; let's go Ii~ It's 6:15 so you can go eat now. athlete. You're a little confused? dents and faculty at PSC. The "if you're an athlete, you're dumb" You're mad because your study Let me explain. Athletes are not mentality of some students on this partner left, aren't you? Hey, look dumber than other college students. Sure, there are a few athletes who campus is getting a little bit ridicuskip class, flunk tests and do poorly lous and bothersome. intheclassroom. ButtherearenonIf you are one of these people who athletes who also have these probtalk about "dumb jocks," listen up! lems, and I don't see everybody Pretend you're an athlete. I know, putting them down. you hate sports, and you think I'm crazy. But you must like sports a , Sacrificing study time is part of little, or you wouldn't be reading being a college athlete, and each my column, so just cooperate. individual knows that when they go Okay. Now you're an athlete. out for a sport There are many Here's yourschedulefortoday: first, athletes on this campus who carry you need to get out of bed. Don't 4.0 GPA's and rank above many by 7 odd Gottula complain about your sore knees; who make remarks about their IQ' s! that's normal. Now, go ahead and shower, eat and attend any classes As you've come to realize, the or meetings you have scheduled for on the bright side of things. At least daily schedule of an athlete can be today. I agree, this athletic stuff you'll be home by 7 so you can get tiresome and long. Most people a few hours of studying in. isn't that hard So far! wouldn't feel like studying at the Oops! I forgot to tell you about end of an athl~te's day, yet PSC's It's about 2:30, so go get ready for practice. You say you usually study our team meeting tonight It's at 8. student-athletes take the time, tired in the afternoons? Wow, you've Don't be late, or coach will really or not, to study and succeed in the forgotten already. Remember, have your knees hurting--(sprints). classroom. They deserve a little You say you need to study since .more respect than they're getting. you'reacollegeathletenow! Hurry, you had practiee during your regu~ practice starts at 3. Oh, so the drills weren't too bad, lar study time. I understand; I have Quit talking about how dumb PSC scrimmaging was almost fun.and homework too. You 'llhaveto learn athletesare. Whoknows,theymight you didn't do a lot of conditioning to manage your time. See ya at 8. just be smarter than you!




and Teri Wessel of host Graceland. Peru State posted a 3-2 mark in five tourney matches, including wins over Hendrix (AK), School of the Ozarks (MO), and St. Xavier. The Lady Bobcats are now 8-13 overall. Wedding, a 5 foot, 8 inch graduate of Norris High School, led PSC at the Invite with 51 kills and a .276 attack percentage. She also collected 48 digs for a 3.2 average per game, and was 63 of 67 in passing for a 94.1 percent Her match highs included nine killsagainstOzarks and

Lady 'Cats pound Bellevue by Amy Hollesen

At Bellevue College's Sept 2728 tournament, the Lady Bobacats volleyball team defeated Bellevue in their opening match 15-6, 14-15, 10-15, 15-9, 15-8. The Cats were then defeated by College of Saint Mary in the finals 13-15,20-18,11-15,14-16,making their record 9-15. The starting line-up this season includes #1 Margo Labrie, senior; # 10 Bev Wedding,junior; #4 Cheri Ramer, sophomore; #24 Kristi Cummins, freshman; #20 Linda Downing, freshman; #5 Tracy Shannon, sophomore; and #2 Stacy Landwehr, junior. Labrie currently leads the team in Harding University, and 11 digs serving at 94%. She also has 42 versus St. Xavier. acessofarthisseason. Inthecountry Bev is the daughter of Roy and. she would rank fifth, in the district Sandra Wedding of Hickman, NE. <ihe ranks first.

Wedding named to tourney team Peru--Peru State College middle hitter Bev Wedding was named to ihe All-Tournament team of the Graceland Invitational last weekend in Lamoni, Iowa, after leading the Lady Bobcats to a fifth place finish. A total of 12 players, including six each in blue and gold divisions, were chosen by a vote of the tourney's coaches. Joining Wedding on the blue division team were Amy Hamilton of Park College (MO), Julie Carlson and Marg Kohler of St. Xavier (IL); and Deb Haistings


DIANE POKORNY, senior business management major, receives a and gold watch from PSC athletic director Ted Harshbar.ger as reci?ient of the Bert E. Swenson Award. Only junior and senior two-sport letterwmners are eligible for the award based on character, personality, scholarship and loyalty to school trraditions. Pokorny participates in basketball and softball at photo by Vince Henzel

Wedding leads the team in attacks (508) and kills (204 ). She averages 3.04 kills per game. In the country she would rank eighth in attacks, and tenth in the district for blocks and digs. Also, leading in attacks are Ramer, with 2.58 average per game and Cummins with 1.74. In passing Landwehr is tied for first in the district She has a 91 % passing accuracy. The top three defenders for the team are Labrie, Wedding and Ramer. The Lady Cats rank first in the district in aces per game. The team's last two home games will be in a tournament on Saturday, Oct 19 and Wednesday, Oct. 23, against Northwest Missouri State.

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Bobcats defeat Missouri foe in 1991 homecoming game by Jon Kruse The sweet taste of victory was present at PSC's Oak Bowl Saturday, Sept. 28, before almost 2,000 Homecoming alumni and spectators as the Bobcats slapped a 33-6 defeat on the Missouri Valley Vikings. PSC went up on the board early as senior kicker Ron Shaneyfeltbooted a26-yard field goal with 12:01 remaining in the first quarter. On PSC' s next possesion, senior quarterback Nate Brad1ey hit senior Iback Mark Whitaker on a screen pass. Whitaker then made three gocxl moves to elude defenders for a 61yard touchdown (Shaneyfelt kick). With PSC up 10-0, there was a new fire in the team as freshman tight end Tom Farrell explains, "This week was our last home game of the season; we wanted to make it great for the team and everyone who came out to ~ us. The emotion we had in the game was like it was the beginning to a whole new season!" PSC really took charge when Bradley passed to junior tightendJim Gilbert in the flats. Gilbert shrugged off a tackle and took it in for a 52yard touchdown (Shaneyfelt kick). On Missouri Valley's next possession, however, Valley place kicker Jeff Hunt nailed a 50-yard

by Todd Gottula The PSC Volleyball Team claimed fifth place by posting a 3-2 mark in five tourney matches at the Graceland Invitational in Lamoni, Iowa... Middle hitter Bev Wedding was named to the All-Tournament team. SheledPSCwith51 kills,48

field goal fora halftime score ofl 7-

3. Several players thought thatPSC played a lot better this week, as sophomore tight end Jim Schoeppnerexplains, "Emotionally we were a lot better this week than last. The guys seemed to have their heads on straighter." Valley then came back in the third quarter, and Hunt split the uprights with a 21-yard field goal to make the score 17-6 with 11 :09 left in the third quarter. That would be all the scoring the Bobcat defense would give up. PSC then drove the ball from the Peru 37 to the Valley 25 yard line to set up Shaneyfelt's42-yard boot toputthescoreat20-6. Thelasttwo touchdowns came from a SI-yard pass from Bradley to senior wide reciever Cory Catterson, and senior defensive back Brett Jordan's 25yard interception return to make the score 33-6 (Shaneyfelt kick). On the defensive side of the ball, senior linebacker Bob Hansen led the crew with a total of 14 tackles. Senior defensive tackle Kurt Hasley had 10 with two quarterback sacks, for a total loss of -11 yards. Junior corner back Barry McGocxlen said, "Our overall performance was better. We had a few letdowns, but overall we had a pretty gocxl game." digs and was 63 of 67 in passing...The Football Team's 4610 loss at Southwest State was its worst since a 51-7 setback in 1983 to Northwestern, Iowa ..Pre-season All-American center Chuck Trom is out for the season after suffering a severe knee injury in the SouthwestState game ...Ron Shaneyfelt's 52 yard field goal in that same game was his career be<:t...With 408 wins the Bobcat football team ranks eighth on the list of All-Time winningest NAIA football teams...Comerback Alex Malcom and center Brent Strittmatter made

"CBS at PSC" from page 1 to nine minutes long.

At the conclusion of the Cats' 336 win over Missouri Valley, Welsh and his CBS film crew grabbed coach Saban for a post-game interview. After the interview they packed their bags and headed towards the gate. A PSC fan, dressed from head to toe in Peru Blue, hollered over to Welsh as he was walking away,

"So what did you think of Peru?" Welsh, looking a little surprised, turnedaroundandresponded. "Sir. Ijustsaw about900fanssitonadirt bank because there weren't enough bleachers for everybody. I didn't hear one complaint the whole time I was here and you fans truly love your 'little' football team. If this isn't the ideal American football setting then I don'tknow what is!"

Quick Fact- PSC's football team moved up 3

l places in this week's NAIA poll to number 17.

MARK WHIT AKER turns upfield on his 71-yard touchdown reception in PSC's Homecoming win. Whitaker had 62 yards rushing and four catches for 96 yards. PSC travels to Lemars, IA this Saturday wher~ they will take on Teikyo- Westmar.--photo by Todd Gottula

Steve and Erin Sayer see need.. _to

__ Fitness trail fixed up by students. jumpstarting it, mow the now Mehus receiving a grant). Building the trail cost approxi- overgrown trail. With cutting and moving trees and In 1985, a new fitness trail was mately $4800. Natural paths into dedicated at PSC's homecoming. the forests were chosen in order to cutting grass, the total time the Sayers spent on refurbishing the trail An alumni and faculty run cel- eliminate cutting down many trees. ebrated the opening, (a result of Work was donated by campus orga- was about eight or ten hours. Presently, more people are startformer athletic director Maxine nizations and the community. The community further helped the ing to use the trail, and according to their first college starts in last week's . project by donating money and sup- maintenancesupervisor Ron Fabry, his department plans on keeping it homecoming game against Missouri plies. mowed because it has been neAt that time, the trail was pre-· Valley. Malcom responded with glected for too long. eight tackles ...The 33-6 win over dominantly used by the cross Erin Sayer had this to say about country and track teams. However, Missouri Valley was the Cats' fourth the trail: "It can be a good easy or when track and cross country teams straight homecoming win ...The hard workout. The trail is a beautiwere no longer in existence, the Bobcats haven't been beat at home ful place to walk and run and it in nine games. The last time PSC trails came into disrepair. 1991. Summer. Steve and Erin didn'ttakealongtimetocomplete." lost in the Oak Bowl was in the (O'Grady) Sayer walk on the exer1989 playoffs to Baker ...Brett STATE THEATRE cise path, now in disrepair. As they Jordan's interception return for a walk along the trail, they see overAuburn, Neb. touchdown was the first of his career ...Mark Whitaker's 71 yard hanging branches, high weeds and ••••••••••••••••• ID reception was the team's long- fallen trees. Erin and Steve decide $3.00 - Adults est of the season.. .PSC may join to refurbish the trail. They immediately go to work on $2.00- Children & Sr.'s The NIAC Conference. Stay tuned it. Together they move fallentrees, ••••••••••••••••• cut overhanging branches, cut MON. - Family Night Announcer Wanted branches around training stations TUES. - Bargain Night The Peru State Sports Information and cut down small trees. THUR. PERU NIGHT office seeks to employ a public ad- Their next problem is obtaining a ALL STUDENTS & dress announcer for the 1991-92 mower to cut the high weeds. After basketball season. This individual two weeks, Steve Sayer is able to FACULTY ADMITTED will be responsible for announcing find a tractor mower and, after FOR $2.00 (WITH I .D.) at all women's games, and on occaHair Affair Hair Design Closed Wednesdays sion, men's games as needed. Upcoming Movies: Persons interested must possess a DOC HOLLYWOOD Oct 4th clear, persuasive voice, have an un- Full Service Sal on derstanding of the general principles Wotff Tanning Bed BINGO Oct 11th of public address announcing, and ROBIN HOOD Oct 18th be highly dependable. Salary is Paul Mitchell HOTSHOTS based on a stipend per game. Biolage products THE DOCTOR For more information or to apply, contact Vince Henzel at the alumni/ 607 5th St. Peru 872-3215 Call 274-4096 For Showtimes foundation buildin .

by Thomas M. Hyde



THE October 18, 1991

The Student Voice of Peru State College Sin~e1921


Majority polled give support to Sen. Kerrey for presidency by Tim Bailey and Marty Jacobsen

although he does have a speech- thing at all, I apologize for turning writer as a member of his New my back on the working Americans Hampshire staff. The skill of writ- b~indme," as quoted in the Oct 10 Maybe Senator Bob Kerrey ing his own speeches is sure to Oniaha World-Herald. should have opened his campaign bring Kerrey respect, as numerous Senator Kerrey also appears to tour at Peru State College. politicians of the past have been have influence arnongthe younger Suprisingly, 73 percent of the one criticized for speaking other's words voters. Kerrey represents a "genhundred faculty and students sur- and not their own. erational contrast with Bush" says veyed in a non-scientific poll by the Kerrey will now travel the long the Omaha World Herald. Kerrey PSC Times would vote for Kerrey. campaign road to the Democratic said, "IwanttoleadAmerica'sfearOf those surveyed, 14 percent primaries. Should he succeed in re- less, restless voyage ofgenerational thought he had an excellent chance of receiving the Democratic nom"I want to lead America's fearless, restless voyage of ination, 45 percent felt he had a generational progress ... We have been led off course by good chance, 24 percent thought a federal government whose engine has become inertia, his chances were fair, while seven whose direction is adrift and whose compass is cynicism." percent thought his chances poor. -·Senator Bob Kerrey. Four percent of those surveyed believed his chances non-existent. Six ceiving the Democratic nomination, progress...We have been led off percent had no opinion. he will have the biggest challenge course by a federal government Kerrey, 48, who announced his yet: defeating President Bush. Po- whose engine has become inertia, candidacy Monday, Sept. 30, said litical analysts all over the country whose direction is adrift and whose in his speech announcing his candi- speculate that Kerrey' s or any other compass is cynicism." Statements dacy, "It is time for leadership com- Democrat's chance against Bush is such as this are l~ely to attract mitted to posterity rather than popu- slim and none. The outlook at PSC more young voters mto the Demolarity and focused on the next gen- differs greatly. Sixty percent of the Cratic Leadership Organization,~· eration instead of the next elec- people surveyed would vote for national organization of people un.lion." These words come from the Kerrey if he were running against der40yearsoldthathopestoattract man that is not only the candidate, Pre.sident Bush. Thirty-seven per- people between the ages of 18 and but also his own speechwriter. An cent would vote for Bush, and three 40,according tothe Omaha World article in the Oct. 8 Omaha World percent were undecided. Herald. Herald, states that Kerrey "didn't Recently on the campaign trail in As for Kerrey's background he hire a professional speech writer for New HampshireandBoston,Kerrey was born in Lincoln on Aug. ' 27, the most important speech of his appears to be winning the favor of 1943. He attended Lincoln Northlife. Instead, he relied on the advice the American public. In an inge- east High Schoo1, then graduated . harm of people in a close inner circle. nious speech delivered Wednesday ~ degree mp acy from Then he wrote the speech himself." in Boston, Kerrey spoke in front of UNL m 1966. In Oct 1966, Kerrey Kerrey has no plans to hire a full. a market and delivered the follow- enlisted in the Navy SEAL special time speech writerforthecampaign, ing opening line, "Before l'Say any- .forces unit He was wounded dur-

PSC on CBS this Sunday by Todd Gottula The defending national football champion Peru State College Bobcats will get a bit of national television exposure this Sunday (Oct 20). A feature on the Bobcats and head coach Lou Saban is scheduled to air on the program "CBS News Swiday Morning with Charles Kuralt"


from 8-9:30 a.m. Roger Welsch, the Nebraska hu~ morist and author who does a feature on the entitled "A Postcard From Nebraska," filmed the piece during a visit to Peru State on Sept 27-28. Regional CBS affiliates include KMTV-3 in Omaha and KOLNTV Channel 10 in Lincoln.


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(NCSW) representative, Kris Gordon, (center) speaks to the Women's Infomiati.on Network (WIN) on NCSW concerns and other women's issues, Oct. 8 in the Student Center. WIN is a new PSC student organizati.on. -photo by Dr. Dan Holtz


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KrisGordonoftheNebraskaCommission on the Stuatus·of Women ~=!~=us: .:vemm!~and came to Pe~ on Oct ~ to speak to the .public concerning the issues theWomensinformationNetworlc:. nfro tt" th k Sh k abo • · co n ng women as ey see e spo e ut wom~n .s is~ues as growth and development through well as w~ther commissmn .18 pres- education, in the workplace, and in ently working on, such as child care th ral · ty · . . d . & e gene soc1e . issues an eqmty pay 1or women. Th C . . h . th TheNebras.kaCommissiononthe e ommiss10n ac eiv~ .ese Status of Women (NCSW) is dedi- ~nds ~gh research, legisla~on, cated to women having the oppor- 1?forma~o~ ,and referral: publi~a­ tunity anq _freedom to fulfill the tions, trammg and ~hmcal assisrole(s) they choose to pursue in . tance: outreach semces and nettoday's society. working.


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Peru should eliminate the dog-gone problem The dog. Is he "man's best friend" or has he turned against us? The dogs on campus used to be fun to have around, but they have started to become a major problem. The dogs on campus· have become a menace to society, students and daycare children. Surprisingly enough, there is a leash law in Peru, but obviously it is not enforced. "It's been an ongoing process," obtaining a dog catcher for the city ofPeru, according to a City Hall official. The problem seems to be1 lack of funds and a place to keep the strays once they are caught. "To have a dog pound, you have to follow certain regulations; that gets expensive," said a City Hall official. What about the danger imposed upon the students and children of daycare. These animals could do great harm, especially to a small child, if one were enticed into doing so by any person. There have been a few small incidents of students being bitten by dogs. So far, no one has been seriously injured, but who is to say how much longer it will be before someone is hurt.: If this problem continues for an extended period of time the consequences could be tremendous.

Not only are these dogs harmful to the public; they are annoying. Students have commented on the fact that they have had dogs on campus jump on them. (This irritates the students particularly when they are dressed up.) There have also been instances when dogs have gotten into PSC buildings. According to Brian Carlson, an education major, "last week, the dog followed someone into my history class and just sat down." There has also been trouble with dogs entering the cafeteria. According to George Morrison, manager of food service, "it's unsanitary, just like flies~ This is an eating establishment." "If people can forsee what can happen, they need to become aware of the potential danger," ·stated Deanna Swales, a business management major at PSC. Swales also commented that Peru could possibly have the Auburn dog catcher make surprise visits to Peru and take dogs to Auburn to the pound. If Peru could make a little effort to have a dog catcher co:tne to Peru once in a while it could make a big difference in the attitudes of the students and the appearance of the college. It would dispose of the problem efficiently and less 'expensively.

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Student blames administration Accountable: ••• obliged to account for one's acts; responsible, capable of being accounted for; explainable. Obviously Webster did not have difficulty in understanding or defining being accountable; I wish that were equally true of our previous and present administration. There seems to be a belief that the end-no matter what the end-always justifies the means, no matter what the means or whom they hurt. Here at Peru State we have witnessed a pathetic example of this. Our previous administration seemed to have no sense ofto whom they were responsible, showing indifference to the students and faculty they served and represented. They spent and mishandled money .that wasn't theirs, jeopardizing futures entrusted to them. I wonder if their motives were those of personal greed or a need for power, or were they just inept? Perhaps we will never know the true reasons, but I believe they demonstrated and believed they were not accountable for their actions and that other's rights were secondary to their own. Not only are we students victims of their lack of ethics and accountability, but the present administration is now asking us to pay even further. The leadership at Peru State has decided that in order to clean up the mess the previous administration left we mu~tsacrificeourrights as students. I believe they ask too much! They propo8e to cut back important and vital staff, thus increasing class size, and to cut already low

salaries of adjunct faculty members, all without consulting the people they serve-the students and the schools and businesses that will ultimately hire us. I am sure the present administration believes it is doingtheright thingproposingthese cuts and changes, that the end-a balanced budget and a satisfied Board of Trustees-justifies any means they employ. But in doing so, they are infringing on our student rights as stated in section 9 of our student handbook:

1. I have the right to attend classes which are small enough to receive personal attention and to have access to faculty members. 2. I have the right to concentrate in a field in which I am exposed to teachers representing various backgrounds and philosophies. · 3. I have the right to a challenging, rich and diverse curriculum provided by competent faculty. 8. I have the right to a quality edm,:ation at an affordable price. 10. I have the right to an education that will prepare me for my career or graduate school. Without a diverse faculty bringing us their expertise from a wide variety of backgrounds, without a faculty that is accessible and without classes that are small enough to receive personal attention, we will not be receiving a quality education at any price. Just as we students have certain expectations and certain rights from this institution. those

who will be our future employers · and those who will be thecu8tomers and students we serve have certain rights and expectations. They expect that we will be qualified, that we are competent in our field of study, that we have been exposed to a wide range of philosophies, and they have aright to demand that our degrees stand for excellence. How will we be prepared to compete in thejob market or be accepted by a reputable graduate program if our undergraduate education was inferior? We as students are held accountable by our instructors forourwork, and Peru State has very specific demands of us as students before they award us our degrees. It stands to reason that we, the students, the families we support and our future employers demand the same degree of accountability. It is time for the administration to remember for whom they work and to become accountable to them. Lynn Hicks Letter to the Editor policy The Peru State Times welcomes all letters to the editor. All letters to the editor, cartoons, or articles should be signed by the individual person or persons writing them and will be published at the discretion of the editors. The Peru State Times reserves the right to edit all letters to the editor. Send materialto: Editor, the Peru State Times, Campus Mail, Peru State College, Peru, Nebraska, 68421.




PSC students attend career day

Looking toward the future ... by Susan Brown On Sept 26, 25 PSC student hopefuls took a giant step toward the future with Linda Warren, PSC placement officer, as their guide. They were among the many students attending Career Information Day 1991, held on UNL's campus. There were an additional 10 PSC students that traveled to Lincoln on the evening of Sept 25, to take advantage of workshops being conducted on such subjects as various avenuesusedtoconductinterviews, different types of tests one might be expected to take in order to land various jobs, and what one needs to

know about graduate schools. There were a total of75 graduate schools, companies, and agencies represented at the career fair. The most popular majors being actively solicited were business, sociology/ psychology,computersciences,and math. This does not mean, however, that other majors were not being sought after, Warren reassures. "On the contrary, there was something for everyone, and all of thePSC students came away with at. least one good lead," Warren said. Warren also stated that UNL will be hosting another career fair in the spring, and it looks promising PSC students will be invited to at-

Nominations sought ...

Senate Review

tend. This particular career fair will by Robin Anderson be fornon-profitagencies, minority candidates, and government em- ' The Senate met on Oct. 2. Reports of Senate Standing Committees ployment in a variety of federal · were heard. The Executive Committee gave its choice for senator at agencies. large. The nomination was voted on and passed. The weight room's extended hours were given. They are 12-2 p.m. Monday through Friday Warren said she felt the UNL caand 8:30-10 p.m. Monday through Thursday. reer fair was a great sµcess, and Next, the Rules Committee re-read one addition and one amendment she would encourage all students to to the Senate's constitution, and they were both voted on and passed. take advantage of this and other AreportoftheStudentBoardofTrusteeswasalsoheard,andportions career fairs as they are offered. of the last meeting's minutes were read. PSC's career fair will be held on Unfinished business was next on the agenda. A committee was Apt; 9, 1992. For further inform~organized to start planning the survival kits. For new business, a final list of committees was given. Next, the multicultural committee waS tion about what career opporturudiscussed. Last on the agenda was a Senate review. It will be held Oct. ties are available, contact Linda 30 after the regular meeting. Warren at her office in the AdminThe Senate's next meeting was Oct. 9. The Senate's current budget was istration Building, first floor. reported on. Other committees and college bodies gave reports. The next Board of Trustees meeting is Nov. 7-8 in Chadron. The Senate members were invited to attend a seminar addressing the issue of rape. It will be Oct 15 at 3:30 p.m. in the Live Oak Room. The agenda for Alcohol Awareness Week was the read. It begins Monday, Oct. 14. must be returned to that office by Next, it was brought to Senate's attention that tree branches are November 15. Nominees will be blocking someof the sidewalk between campus and the complex. Since notified by December 2. For more the sidewalk is not on state-owned ground, this problem will be taken information contact Susan Cloidt, by the Community Relations Committee to the next community meeting. PIO, at (402) 471-2505. •

NSCS to give award for teaching Here's your chance to honor a teacher who has played a significant role in your college experience. Nominations are being sought for Nebraska State College System Teaching Excellence Award, an annual recognition of outstanding teaching at a Nebraska State College. The award is sponsored by FirsTier Bank, in memory of former State College Board of Trustee member George Rebensdorf. Nominations may be submitted by faculty member, academic administrators, students or alumni. The deadline fornominations is November 15, 1991. The paramount consideration for award nomination is the teacher's willingness to undertake activities that enhance and expand the learning experience for students. Consider these qualities: *development of innovative teaching techniquesandregularapplica. tion of those techniques in the class-


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Thirty-five students have joined the Honors Program this Semester. They are: freshmen--ClintBeave1, Jennifer Berck, Amy Bremers, Ryan Chamberlain, Thomas Deja, LindaDowning, Troy Dunn, April FriedrichsOn,BrukGetachew,Amy Hartgrave, Meredith Kerins, Chris. topher Kober, Michelle Larsen, LanceLawson,LeannMcCoy,Ruth McGuire, Steve Reynolds, Gayle Steiger, and Jenn}' Zook; sophomores--Trace Buesig, Cheryl Cheney, Sheila Mount, Lori Shaw, and Brenda Vonnahme; juniors-SPRING 1992 STUDENT TEACHERS APPLICATION DEADLINE The deadline to turn in applications to student teach during the Spring 1992 semester is Oct 31, 1991. Turn in applications to the Education Office, T.J. Majors 207. Deadline Change The deadline for the Silas Summers Writing Contest has been extended until 5 p.m. Nov. 15, 1991. Entries may be submitted at the mailbox-shaped collection box, located at the circulation desk in the library.

Quote of the Week: Leadership: The art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it. Dwight D. Eisenhower

. Stephanie Erdman, Wenona Fischer,Erin Ingram, R. B. Morten, Teresa Oldham, and Tina Weichel; and seniors--Theresa Baumgartner, Charles Hamilton, Michael Starner, Teresa Stoner, and Sandra Zabel.

The Honors Program is not for everyone. Admission to the program depends on the following criteria: I) 24 ACT composite, or2) a cumulative grade point average of 3.3 for at least 12 semester hours of college credit and a ranking in the top one-fourth of their high school

graduatingclass,or3)acumulative grade point average of 3.3 for at least 12semester hours at Peru State as a non-traditional student, or 4) permission of the Honors Program Committee on written application for students with special abilities or achievements. Continued eligibility ofhonors students depends upon maintaining a 3.0 grade point average. If you are interested in becoming an honors student, you may stop by Fine Arts 215 to sign up with Dr. McCrann, honors program coordinator.

PSC student gives speech Gets national placing by Thomas A. Hyde braska college competition held in Lincoln in June and went on to Joan Christen, a sophomore manationals. joring in math and natural sciences, placed second at the national Women's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) Intercollegiate Oratorical Contest The contest was held on July 20 in Springfield, IL at the I 17th annual WCTU convention. To get to the national competition, Christen frrst entered a speech contest conducted by Rebecca Hasty, adjunct instructor of speech. This contest was held on campus and sponsored by the Nebraska Women'sTemperance Union. In the contest, Christen placed first with a speech titled "Alcohol and Pregnancy Don't Mix," concerning fetal alcohol syndrome. Joan Christen After this, Christen won the Ne-



Disciplined in volleyball and studies at Peru State

Wedding enjoys all challenges that come her way by Thomas M. Hyde "A remarkable student athlete and truly a great representative of PSC both athletically and academically." This is what Coach Jim Callender says about Bev Wedding. Bev, a mathematics education major, has made the dean's list three out of the four semesters she has attended PSC, while playing on the volleyball team. Bev said she manages her study time by self-discipline. She studies after practice, but said it sometimes gets hectic. However, Bev said she always seems to find time to study. Bev approaches volleyball by thinking of it as important and taking it seriously. She feels it is "hard work, but that it is fun doing it" Bev plays at the position of middle blocker on- the volleyball team. A middle blocker is the primary serve receiver and controller, net controller, blocker of all areas of the net and opposition controller. Bev plays a position where other players are three to six inches taller than she. However, Bev makes up for the size difference by being a more solid, all-around player than

her taller opponents, according to Coach Callender. She is one of the few players on the team that is a junior or senior. Bev inspires others by being a good role model, by being able t.o learn new things to be the best player she possibly can and is always striving to do her best. Her most memorable game was last fall versus Kearney State during regular season. Bev recalls, ''They [Kearney State] had justbuilt

"The level of play on the team is higher when there. Bev is a team player, and she is a good role model for younger players." •mCoachJim Callender a new auditorium and they were trying to break the attendance record. It was like a small Devaney Sports Center. I remembe1 slalluingon theendlineas theyannounced our names. When they announced our names, KSC's crowd became

very loud. We lost the games to Kearney, butirememberweplayed them really close and we played together." Bev says she handles a loss (such as the one to Kearney) by thinking how she played and how the team played right after the match is over. She thinks of her mistakes and figures out ways to get better, looks ahead to the next game and forgets theloss. She feels, "if you dwell on it [a loss], it will ruin your season." This philosophy on handling a loss comes from her family, which has had the biggest impact on her life. Bev said the reason is because they pushed her to be better, never let her accept defeat and encouraged and supported her in sports and academics. She also said this about volleyball, ''The rewards you get personally or as a team are worth the hard work

with the difficult schedule.


Bev Wedding said, "things are finally coming together." Individually, Bev is ranked in the district in hitting and passing. Recently, she made all-tourney team at the Graceland College Invitational.

Person of the Week you put into it." Her goals as a player are to make Bev feels her and the team's sea- all-conference and all-district. She son so far has been going well, even also is obtaining information on


Elxperiences range from New York to Japan

McCrann comes home to 'exotic' Peru by Jennifer Mortensen Dr. Anthony McCrann, assistant professorofEnglish, provides proof that you may have to travel to find true happiness, fortune, and wealth. Dr. McCrann has traveled from the eastern part of the country to the west coast , and even overseas just to do what he does best--teaching. Dr. McCrann was born in New York City. When he was 10 years old, his family moved to a suburb in NewJersey.Hegraduatedfromhigh school and then went to college at Villanova in Pennsylvania where he majored in English. After serving time in the army, he worked at Merrill Lynch. Not satisfied with this line of work , he took ajobinadvertisingattheNew York Daily News. While he workect he took night classes at three different universities: New York University, Columbia University,· and the New School for Social Research. Realizing th~ he loved books and the adventure that he got from them, yet still unsure about quitting his job at the New York Daily News, Dr. McCrann, then 28 years of age, finally decided to travel west to Oregon to attend the University of Oregon. Dr. McCrann pursued his ·graduate work for seven

years,receiving three degrees: a professorswheneverhewasneeded. master's degree, doctorate of arts He then taught at several different degree, and a Ph.D. junior colleges. After receiving his degrees, he Dr. McCrann and some friends decided to teach part-time at the · then decided to check into teaching University ofOregon. Dr. McCrann in Japan as it sounded very interestparticularly enjoyed this job because ing and intriguing. He was interhe got the chance to meet up with viewed and was recruited in 1979 to poets, authors, etc. teach in Japan. Dr.McCrann taught In 1975, Dr. McCrann taught at at two Universities in Japan: Western Oregon StateCollege. For Nanzan University and Daido Ina year and a half he filled in for stitution of Technology. Dr. McCrann was in Japan for five years. He described his stay as being fun and exciting. Instead of just bringing a couple of chop sticks back to America, he brought back a wife named Takako. Takako was a translator and an English teacher in Japan. ''That pllifof my trip," comments Dr. McCrann,"was the unexpected part!" In 1983, he returned to the United States to teach composition and literature at Illinois State University. Dr. McCrann and his wife had their son.Eugene, while in Illinois. The reasons behind Eugene's ironic nameare: l)Dr. McCrann lived in Eugene.Oregon for ten years and loved it; 2) Dr. McCrann's favorite playwright is Eugene O'Neill;3) Takako's sponsor-father's name when she was in America as a forDr. Anthony McCrann

eign exchange student was Eugene; and 4)Eugene is the only name in English thatis pronounced the same in Japanese. Dr. McCrann and his family moved to Nebraska in 1988, where he took a position teaching English, conducting theEnglishClub, and coordinating the Honors Program hereatPeruState. He felt that this would be an excellent place for his family to reside and for his son to grow up because of its smaller size. Dr. McCrann has found Peru to be more exotic than some places in Japan. Dr. McCrann is teaching the subjects that he has always wanted to teach, for example, his favorite subject,lrish Literature.

applying for academic All-American. This is her first year eligible. Bev will not complain if she doesn 'tobtain these honors though, as long as she knows she has played her best. Bev's future plans are playing again next year and graduating in one to two years to teach secondary math, depending on when she will be able to student teach. Coach Callender feels Bev is ','an intense, intelligent player who doesn'tletmistakesaffecther. The level of play on the team is higher when she is there. Bev is a team player, and she is a good role model for younger players." Bev's advisor, Mark Fegan, had this to say about her. ''Even though she is out for volleyball, she is not afraid to take an eight o'clock math class." Fegan said her attendance is good and has only missed class once or twice, when the volleyball team had road games. As a student, Fegan felt Bev was conscientious, a hard worker, is prompt and is already taking senior level math classes.

Bluejeans can be ambassadors by Marty Jacobsen Operation Bluejeans, a goodwill gesture of student helping students, will collect one million pairofused bluejeans from American college students and ship them to colege students in the provinces that formerly constituted the Eastern Bloc. Operation Bluejeans is part of a semester project by a team of Kansas State Universtity students who are enrolled in the Small Business Institute program. To participate in Operation Bluejeans, a PSC faculty contact and a group of PSC student volunteers will need to contact the Small l3usiness Institute at the following atldress: Small Business Institute Kansas State University 2323 Anderson Ave., Suite 100 Manhattan, KS 66502-2912

The Times is accepting personals for upcoming issues. .- Personals can be humorous but they must be in good taste. Submit ads to Peru State Times, Box 120 in the Ad. Building mailroom. Ads for the November 1st issue must be submitted by 4 p.m., October 25th, and by 4 p.m., November 8th for the November 15th issue. The cost is $1 for two lines approximately 40 characters per line, and $2 for five lines. Payment for the ad must accompany the submission.



Former PSC student p'asses away in July by Kellie A. Johnson "Only the good die young," are thelyrics .to a Billy Joel song which can easily be adapted to fit the generation of today. Thestatementmay not be ultimately true, but it sure seemsYtkeittothefriendsandfamilyofHankH. Behling. Hank passed

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cide, but there is no way to prove it. Friends and family are more apt to believe that it was an accident. "Just by knowing him, you know that he wouldn 'tdo this. He always made it

through the tough times by relying on friends just as we relied on him," added Kris Citrin, who was Hank's away July 13, 1991, on a farm near roommate while he attended PSC. his parents' house in Otoe. Juan Steele, another of Hank's Hank was born March 25, 1970, roommates said, "He was really nice and was adopted by Fredrick and Barbara Behling. He lived outside and always did for others; he was of Otoe on his parents' farm while veryoutgoingandfriendly." A close attending Syracuse elementary and friend of Hank's, senior Heather junior high school. In l988, Hank Rinaldi, commented, "he taught me graduated from Syracuse High not to worry about our faults and School and proceeded to enter col- shortcomings and that handicaps lege after taking a semester off. and color should not matter to anyIn January 1989, Hank began to one." 11 d ed Hank was laid to rest on July 17, attendPeruStateCo egean stay 1991,atFirstLutheranChurchCemuntil May 1990· While at PSC, eteryinAvoca. Hankissurvivedby Hank became one of the first male cheerleaders. His favorite pastime ..h_i_sp_ar_e_n_ts_an_d_on_e_gr_an_d_m_ot_h_er_. was working on electronics, which Notice he spent a lot of his time r,n. After AW AC & Pool Hours leaving PSC, Hank went to the UniversityofNebraska--Lincolnfor Monday-Friday one summer. 12 noon-1 p.m.(both) Hank then decided to leave college and work on his father's farm, Sunday, Tuesday, Friday which he was to inherit when Mr. 7-10 p.m. (AwAC) Behlingretired.Forthelastyear,he 7-9 p.m. (pool) had worked for his father and kept close ties with friends in Peru. Students and faculty will need The Nebraska state police are looking into the possibility of sui- .._m_us_t_p_ay_$_1_pe_r_Vl_._si_t.



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amputated below the knee. He unwillingly accepted the Medal of Honor in May , 1970. Granted, he's a war hero, so he will undoubtedly capture some of the patriotic and Vietnam vet vote. His personal life also will play a role in the Democratic race. The question: "Will America vote for a bachelor candidate?" TheDaily Nebraskan states that Kerrey was married to Bev Defnall, now Bev Higby in 1974, divorcing in 1978. He has two children from his marriage, Benjamin 16, and Lindsey, 15. Kerrey has dated actress Debra Winger on and off since they met whilehewasgovernor,andthiswill surely give the entertainment centered media quite a bit of material. Finally, one outstanding Kerrey statistic is his business success. Although possessing a degree in pharmacy, Kerrey is co-founder of a chain of restraunts and fitness centers. His reported major assets for Grandmother's Inc. are more than $1 million and between $250,000 and $500,000 with Life Centers Inc. (Statistics from the Daily Nebraskan. )

Two decisions Whether you support Senator Kerrey or not, watch for the following issues to become big news items during the next few months. Kerrey voted against the Persian Gulf war, later stating, "I have had the experience of having government mislead me. It influenced my judgement on what we should do, perhaps too much," as quoted in the Oct. 7 issue of U.S. News and World Report. Kerrey also reversed his decision to back the constitutional amendment to the flag. These two decisions are sure to be major factors in the race as it progresses and as candidates resort to cheaper methods of winning votes over others. Another factor sure to come up is Kmey's somewhat limited politi-

cal career. As printed in the Tuesday, Oct 1 issue of the Daily Nebraskan,Kerrey'scareerbeganwith his 1982-86 stintasNebraska's govemor (not seeking reelection with a 70% approval rate) and his U.S. senatorial position which he won in 1988.

"Significant vision 11 How did Kerrey do versus the other Democratic candidates? Of the poll participants that wouldn't vote for Kerrey, 13 percent would vote for Iowa Senator Tom Harkin, 2 percent for Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton, and I percent for Virginia Governor Douglas Wilder. FormerMassachusettsSenatorPaul Tsongas received no votes in our PSC Times poll. The final question of the poll required a bit more analytical thinking. It was intended to discover the hypothetical impact of· President Bush's popularity on Senator Kerrey's chances in an election.

Thequestionwas,"Wouldyouvote for Kerrey ifBush were notrunning again ?" Seventy-four percent of those surveyed responded "yes", while 21 percent responded "no", with five percent undecided. According to the Daily Nebraskan, not since William Jennings Bryan ran in 1908 has a Nebraskan made a run at the White House. DavidHunter,theDemocraticparty chairman in the lst Congressional District, said in the Omaha WorldHerald thatKerrey is thefirstcandidatewith "significant vision" since _John F. Kennedy in 1960. As we have finished giving you a short outlook on Senator Bob Kerrey's run for president and the results of our campus poll, we close with excerpts from Kerrey's campaignannouncementspeech, "This announcement is to all America. ButthefirstmessageistoNebraska. You are the people who supported me each timel'veaskedforhelp. In my family, business and politics I have never done anything alone. I have always needed you, and you have never disappointed me."

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"" article contains opinions of This the author. This past weekend, the Peru Players staged Leading Lady, a romantic comedy by James Reach. Romance and comedy were definitely present in the PSC rendition of this play, but the Players added a thematic layer to this portrait of the life of the theater and the lives that make the theater. The play begins with a prologue in which a young acress trying to get her theater break poses as areporter in order to meet the leading lady, the ownerof the Regal Theater. The audience is taken back in time, not to return to the present until epiloguecreatingastory-within-a-story motif.

She supplants the former leading lady, which leads to one of the major themes in the play: That new enthusiasm must replace complacency if the theater is to remain alive. But Reach does not stop here. He also points out that there is a certain amount of self-service in the theater, just as there is in every other business. People are forgotten, regardless of their talent and their "virtue."


Lady Cats place in tourney

PSC TIMES POLL: DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL RACE 1. Would you vote for Sen. Bob Kerrey over the other Democratic

candidates? (Sen. Tom Harkin, Gov. Bill Clinton, former Sen. Paul Tsongas and Gov. Douglas Wilder) YES 73% NO 27% 2. If you answered "NO," which Democratic candidate would you vote

for? Harkin 13%

Clinton 2%

Wilder 1 %

Tsongas 0%

3. What do you think Sen. Kerrey's chances are of receiving th~ Democratic nomination? EXCELLENT 14% GOOD 45% FAIR 24% POOR 7% NON-EXIS'IENT 4% 4. If Sen. Kerrey were chosen as the Democratic candidate to run against Pres. Bush, who would get your vote? Bush 37% Kerrey 60% Undecided 3% 5. Would you vote for Sen. Kerrey if Pres. Bush were not running again? YES 74% NO 21 % UNDECIDED 5%

by PSC Sports Information The Peru State College volleyball team will attempt to strut its stuff for mom and dad on Saturday. The Lady Bobcats will hostDrury (MO) College at 10:00 a.m. and Bellevue at 2:00 p.m. at the Al Wheeler Activity Center as part of Parents' Weekend at PSC. "It's always nice to play at home, and I know the girls want to do well, especially with their relatives present," First-year Coach Jim Callender said. Hopefully we'll haveagoodcrowdbehind us. There aren't any other athletic events going on, plus it's our next to last home match of the season." The PSC players will recognize their parents prior to the match with Bellevue, Callender said. A dinner fortheteammembersandtheirfamilies will be held following the contest.

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tainl y no stranger to each other this season. The Lady Bobcats have won all three previous meetings. Callender said his Lady Bobcat squad has been "coming along" following a tough 1-8 start Peru State is 10-5 over the past month. Last weekend, the Lady Bobcats · took second place at the Dana Invitational in Blair in their highest tourney finish of the season. Peru State posted a 5-1 mark, including victo~ riys over the host Vikings, Sioux Falls, South Dakota Tech, Bellevue, and Concordia, to raise its record to 14-16 overall. Junior middle hitter Bev Wedding led the Lady Bobcats with 14 kills against both Concordia and South Dakota Tech, and a tourney-high 19 in a 15-9, 5-15, 11-15 loss to tourney champion Tabor. Freshman Linda Downing sparked the win over Dana with 13 kills and seven over Bellevue. Freshman Cheri Ramer tallied a team-high eight kills against Sioux Falls, and added 14 in the Tabor match. Senior setter Margo LaBrie dished out a six-match total of 186 assists, including a high of 55 versus Tabor. She also led the Lady Bobcats defensively with 81 digs.

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Defense shines in_l4-7 win; Bobcats raise record to 4-2 by Todd Gottula

It took another stellar perfonnance by the PSC defense to give head coach Lou Saban his 70th birthday present a day early. The Bobcat defense had their third consecutive game without allowing a touchdown in their 14-7 victory over the Northwestern Red Raiders at De Valois field in Orange City, IA. The win improved PSC, ranked 12th in the NAIA Division n polls, to 4-2 on the year. A missed field goal of27 yards by RonShaneyfeltandan interception return of five yards for a 1D by Northwestern' s Mark Mass put the Cats behind 7-0 at the end of the first quarter, and the Red Raiders were smelling upset early. After going three downs and out on six of their first ten possessions the Bobcats were intercepted on three other drives- the offense finally got on track late in the first half, generating a 00-yard scoring drive that featured pass completions of 25 yards to Jim Gilbert and 17 yards to Cory Catterson. Joe Parks capped the drive with a seven yard 1D run, Shaneyfelt kicked the PAT,and the Cats were now in a 77 tie with 1:19 left in the half. The defensive stalemate continued in the second half. Then, with 11:08 left to play in the game, PSC's Nate Bradley turned

Northwestern' s smell of upset into a sour taste when he capped off an 11-play 88-yard drive with a twoyard TD pass to tight end Tom Farrel. Mark Whitaker, whorushed for 96 yards on the day, provided the key play of the drive when he ran right side for 50 yards down to the Northwestern 16-yard line. With just over 6:00 to go, the Red Raiders drove from their own 30 to theBobcat25-yardline. Threeminutes later on fourth down and ten, comerback Bobby Stephens got his school record-tying third interception of the game to help seal the win. Bradley, PSC's All-American quarterback, had 192 yards passing in the game which gave him a career total of9,010 yards. That total makes Bradley only the seventh player in NAIA Division I and II history to pass for over 9,000 yards in a career. He got the yardage he needed to break the barrier on a 13yard completion to Catterson in the last minute of the game. The Bobcat defense, which only allowed 41 yards rushing, was led by linebackers Bob Hansen and Steve Gaines with 14 and 9 tackles respectively. Peru State has a two- week layoff before their next game with Wayne State on Nov. 2.

l DEFENSIVE LINEMEN Robert Arnold (48) and Tim Bowen (98) put pressure on the Northwestern (IA) quarterbackj ·After posting a shutout two weeks ago against Westmar, the Bobcat defense rose to the occasion again by allowing ! Northwestern only 41 yards rushing. PSC is ranked #2 in the nation in rush defense.--photo by Todd Gottula

Team progressing...

PSC baseball prepares for season by Chan Crooker

This week I had the pleasure of interviewing head baseball coach Dan Johnson, and I asked him some questions on the baseball team's pre-season practices.

from last year. The PSC baseball team will defmitely have to play good ball to accomplish this goal, as they will play four NCAA Division I teams this year, as well as 2t NCAA Division II teams.

Coach Johnson said that practices Many good pitchers have been going really well so far The pitchers are looking really imthis fall; the weather has been coop- pressive to Coach Johnson. He said, erating wonderfully. He said that "The new pitchers that have come the team tries to have intersquad in are really looking good; they've scrimmages every day to help simu- come in and proved that they can late game-like situations. The main pitch at this level of baseball." With objective during the pre-season is the four pitchers that PSC has back to evaluate the talent and get expefrom last year, and the new talent rience. that is in this year, hopefully the Play difficult schedule PSC baseball team will reach its goal. The Bobcats do have a tough schedule coming up this spring, Pre-season ends soon opening their 59 game schedule against the Creighton Blue Jays, a The team has gone pretty much team that ended up their season last injury free so far this fall with the year with a trip to the College World exception of two players coming Series. The baseball team does have off of summer knee injuries. The five returning starters for the sec- Bobcats will end pre-season pracond year head coach, and he hopes tice on Oct. 19, with the team Coach they will help the team win at least Johnson hopes to play the regular 35 gamesduringtheregularseason, which will double their win total season with.

It looks like the Peru State baseball team is eager to begin regular season play under Coach Dan Johnson.


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It's O.K. to have fat cheerleaders by Todd Gottula I've got an idea. Since I'm tired of looking at fat people I want every person I see on campus to lose some weight. Sinceldon'twant fat teachers, fat dorm directors, fat librarians, fat girls, fat football players or fat cheerleaders plowing around in front of me, I've thought of a plan. PSC's cheerleaders are seen every Saturday bouncing around and supporting the Cats, so I'll start with them. I want to force the administration to require a weight limit for our cheerleaders. You think I'm completely out of control, right? Honestly, I think a 125-pound weight limit for a cheerleader is ridiculous. After all, this is the 90's. The decade of Bon Bon's, Twinkies, chocolate pie and potato chips. Ifcheerleaders want to waddle to the trough of junkfood, more power to them! Too bad the University of Connecticut doesn't feel as I do. They had a weight limit of 125-pounds set for their female cheerleaders. But one of the "fatties" who tried out filed a complaint with the state commission, and the limit was clropped. Sports Illustrated, in their Sept. 2 Scorecard section, gave a thumbs up to the University of Connecticut for dropping the weight limit. This

brought ·mixed reactions from college cheerleaders all over the country. Eric Bussey, a male cheerleader from Cornell, had a letter appear in Sports Illustrated on Sept. 29. Cornell has a 115-pound recommended weight limit for its female cheerleaders. "The problem is not that a woman

Time-Out With Todd by Todd Gottula

get a new cheerleader strong -.. enough to perform his stunts. It's not right that Cornell has a 115pound cheerleader weight limit just because their male cheerleaders aren't strong enough to lift their female counterparts. Now, for the surprising news. PSC has a cheerleader weight limit of 130-pounds. You can weigh more and still try out for a cheerleader here, but if you make it and are over the limit, plan on losing weight before the first game. "We have a limit of 130-pounds. We were told that if we weighed over that during the season we couldn't cheer until we lost the weight," said second-year football cheerleader Penny Krems. She added, "it's not enforced that much since we don't have a lot of cheerleaders at PSC."

The main purpose of a cheerleader who weighs too much looks fat, is to raise school spirit and help but that she is a serious danger to yell the team to victory. I don'tcnre her male partner. Some of the part- if you 're a 200-pound Mac Truck or ner stunts place a lot of strain on the a85-pound Miss America. If you're shoulders and back of the male. It willing to put in the practice time takes a much stronger male to per- and you do a good job, then your form stunts with a 130-pound weight shouldn't matter. woman than with a 105-pound I want all of you cheerleaders to woman," said Bussey in his letter. do me a favor and Sto!J dieting. Bussey shouldhittheweightroom Go buy a few boxes of twinkies harder! If Eric Bussey isn't man and chow down for once. And enough to pick up a 130-pound while you're at it, pick up a chocowoman, then maybe Cornell should late pie for me!

Defense gets first shutout of year by Todd Gottula PSC's 20-0 win over TeikyoWestmar was The Bobcat Defense's first shutout since the 1988 season finale over Iowa Wesleyan (39-0)-a span of 27 games...HalfbackMark Whitaker rushed for 145 yards and had a career-high 34 carries in that same game...The Cats, ranked No. 4 nationally against the rush going in, limited the Eagles to only 55 yards via the ground, and 74 yards passing ... Tight end Jim Schoeppner went down with a strained left knee on a running play late in the first quarter against Westmar. His status for the rest of the season is questionable...The wind, which gusted between 30 and 40 miles per hour, played a factor in the contest, evidenced by place kicker Ron Shaneyfelt. Shaneyfelt, who was 2 for 4 in field goal tries,missedaroutine25-yarder into the wind in the second quarter, but came back to convert from 26 yards out with 1:04 left before the half...Coach Saban's opinion of the wind. "I thought the first kick into the wind was going through,

but then the wind held it up and just blew it aside. But anytime you get two field goals in conditions like that, I'm satisfied."...Wondering about volleyball? The team's matches in the Dana Invitational on Oct 11-12 were their first in two weeks...In the Bobcats 14-7 win over Northwestern freshmen Tom Farrel had his first career TD catch...FullbackJoe Parks' first TD oftheyearcameonhis64thcarryof

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the season...A clipping penalty against Northwestern with 10:49 left to play in the game nullified a 79 yard TD run that would have· tied the game at 14 ...Mark · Whitaker rushed two times for 5 yards in an unfamiliar jersey. The senior tailback ripped his jersey (#1) and was forced to wear (#33). late in th~game..,Jiead Coach Lou,

Saban turned 70 years old a day after the Northwestern win. After the game his players and several fans sang happy birthday to him on the field ... Saban thanked them and reminded everybody of the teams motto 'We can do' ...Sabari hollered, "offense?" And the team responded, "we can do." He then yelled, "defense?" And they screamed back, "we can do." Then showing he hasn't lost his sense of humor, Saban belted out "Kiss the coach?" Yes, a few fell for it! ...

TONY UHLIR TACKLES a Northwestern (IA) ball carrier on this kickoff return. The Bobcats, who won the game 14-7, have a two-week layoff before they play Wayne State on Nov. 2.-- hoto b Todd Gottula

Saban links classic Oct. 26; ,_fecumseh golf course to host Peru State College is offering golfers a chance to win prizes and at the same time, an opportunity to meet one of the prize coaches formerly of the National Football League. The Tecumseh Country Club will be the site of the Lou Saban Golf Classic presented by the Bobcat Club, a group of PSC sports boosters, on Saturday, Oct. 26, according to event coordinator Ted Harshbarger. There is a $30 entry fee per participant or $60 per team, which includes green fees, rolls, juice and coffee, and a noon lunch. Tee-off times are available from 8:00 a.m. to 11:48 a.m., and can be reserved through Harshbarger, PSC's interim athletic director. Golfers are advised to register as soon as possible to insure a tee-off time; the two-person best ball is limited to the first 60 teams.

Proceeds from the tourney will benefit the Bobcat athletic department, Harshbarger noted. Saban, an avid golfer himself, is in his first season as Peru State's head football coach. He is a longtime veteran of the NFL, where he coached the Buffalo Bills, Denver Broncos, and Boston (now New England) Patriots. Saban guided the Bills to back-toback AFL championships in 1964 and '65, and was OJ. Simpson's coach when Simpson became the league's first 2,000-yard rusher in 1972. To reserve tee times, send payment in full (payable to ''The BobcatClub") to Ted Harshbarger,Peru StateCollege,Peru,NE68421. For more information, call Harshbarger at(402) 872-2207.

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A Halloween to remember...

Campus of thousand oaks bows to power of ice by Laura Osborne


HEAVY LAYERS of icy rain bent and broke the limbs of many trees throughout the Peru area. The PSC campus wasn't spared, as shown here, and tree limbs shrouded the Jindra Fine Arts building Nov. 2.--photo by Todd Gottula ¡

Dan Haugland, director of resi"It's beginning to look a lot like dence life, stated that blaflkets were Christmas ... "; wait... it's only the distributed to ''residence halls and frrstpartofNovember! But the Hal- the cafeteria maruiged to continue loween ice stonn of '91 has left the to serve students meals. When road conditions improved PSC campus, as well as most of Nebraska, looking like the end of by Saturday night, students were encouraged to either go home or December. Much damage has Oe.en incurred visit relatives or friends in the area. on and by the trees of PSC, the The remaining students were fed Campus of a Thousand Oaks. As and housed in the Nemaha Countv rains turned to heavy layers of ice 4-HbuildinginAubum by that city'; on Oct. 30 and 31, the trees began to civil defense organization. Other bend and break under the weight. groups that offered assistance were According to PSC College Ad- the Christian and Methodist vancement, one limb fell through Churches in Auburn aiid the Episthe roof of a faculty apar,tment, and copal Church In Nebraska City as phone service was lost from Friday well as the Peru Fire Department. afternoon until late Monday morn"The staff and students did a great ing. Also, S0me of the campus' job," said PSC President, Dr. Robtrademark lampposts were dam- ert Bums. "We had lots of inconveaged, not to mention the trees them- niences, but no injuries and no perselves. manent damage, and spirits were Power lines went down with the good. ice and limbs, knocking out elec"Impact on the campus is signifitricity and heat Classes were can- cant, especially regarding the many celledand college officials began to trees that have been split or damaddress the problem of the hun- aged," he noted. dreds of students housed on-camRon Fabry, physical plant direcpus. tor, stated that itwould be at least Wednesday (Nov. 6) before all of the debris could be cleared from campus. studentspreparefor"thereal world." The power outage created probIf you want to apply at either busi- lems for all of us here at the Times ness, Gettys and Hartung both as well. Some of us were stranded in strongly suggest proper dress and a Auburn when the stonn hit at its proper attitude. Hartung suggests worst, which made it impossible to that when applying at NeoData, conduct interviews. The lack ofelec"applicants should have some ob- tricity knocked out the ability to jectives as to what could be gained typeset our materials on computer, by working in a communications and the cold temperatures made it business," and Gettys suggests, "to impossible to work with the chem iremember you're looking to work, cals to develop photographs.

Students successfully mix school ~Nith work This issue contains several articles aboutPSC students who work inaddition to attending their regular classes. Many college students work part-time to help pay for the expenses of college life. The jobs held by the college-age portion of the work force are becoming increasingly important as : financial aid becomes more and more scarce. We wish to extend the hand of gratitude on behalf of all working college students to those businesses who employ us. The jobs and money those employers provide are a vital part of an education for many, which in turn means a brighter future for everyone. We regret that we don't have the space to include all the employers or all the employed. We do hope that the subjects we have chosen wil: provide an accurate repres entation of the entire realm of the college-age workforce.

by Katy Duryea

Money and work experience- two factors that weigh heavily upon a college student's life. Both money and work can be found in this area, though, and really are not hard to achieve. ' IndeeQ- many PSC students have taken advantage of op}>ortunities available to them at two of the larger businesses in the area, NeoData telemarketing and Hinley Dinky supermarket. NeoData, a telecommunications company located on the Peru campus is a familiar name among many PSCstudents.In fact, Mike Hartung, branch manager at NeuData, says the company currently ¡employs about 35 PSC students. And John Gettys, night manager at Hinky Dinky in Auburn, reports that they are employing approximately 12 studeilts at the present time. Not surprisingly, both men

express that students do indeed make "good" employees. When asked what makes an employee "good," Hartung and Gettys both had similar responses stating that at NeoData, one must have a clear speaking voice plus a desire to achieve. Courteousness, promptness and a willingness to get the job done make up factors for a "good" employee at Hinky Dinky. Both Gettys and Hartung say that Binky Dinky andNeoDatahelpPSC

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See "Ice storm" on 5

FOLD Letter to the editor on page 2

Swing choir clinic wrap-up on page 6

Person of the week on page4

PSC's state art exhibition honorees on page 5

Flamenco guitarist on page 4

Volleyball highlights on page 8


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Events add difficulty College is hxtic. Students run from place to place, class to class, cafeteria to library waiting for the bells to either urge them on or to announce their tardiness. It's a fact of life. And there are times when this hectic pace is unecessarily Compounded by outside forces, and ihe extra few minutes between cafeteria and library are unceremoniously robbed from a busy student. A little over two weeks ago an outside force of this nature interrupted life as many PSC students know it: some went hungry, some went to class, some probably said "to hell with it" and went home.


elusive parking spot (an especially valid possibility when school buses are taking up a fourth of the commuter parking lot). Yet another possibility is having the visitors bring a sack lunch. Many college students have said that a sack lunch was standard fare when they went on their high-school field Students deserve service trips orto competitions. All of these Naturally, there is always the ar- individuals have lived to tell about gument that since it's only a couple it of days it isn't really a big deal. Decrease inconveniences Bull. The fee paid forthese services is not paid provisionally: it is paid PSC provides a valuable service to to make these servcices availible high schools when it hosts an event, EVERYDAY. The PSC students there is no disputing this fact. Both have kept up their part of the bar- the college and the high schools gain, partially due to the college's benefit from it, and it gives PSC PSC hosted events good "pay it or else" policy. What do you students in the area in which the The outside force was the high suppose would happen if PSC stu- activity is centered good practical school swing choir contest. Now, dents adopted a "Provide full ser- experience. But the fact is, a majority of the don't misunderstand. It is impor- vices to us everyday, or else" policy? student body is inconvenienced by tant for PSC to host events in which Why not cater? certain aspects of these activities. area high schools visit our campus. Events of this nature are great pubThere are options. One is catering. The fact is, fees are paid to provide licity. But when such events dis- If food service is required to pro- services for PSC students EVERY rupt the routines of PSC students to vide this extra food anyway, why DAY. The fact is, food service is the point that they either skip a class not serve it to the visitors in the probably carrying a full load as it is or a meal, something needs to be AWAC? Sure, classes are held there, and doesn't dese<ve the extra bursaid. but most of the classes held in the den. The fact is, solutions exist, but Fine Arts Building, many of them don't seem to have been considGetting lunch difficult general studies classes (which ered. The lines in both the cafeteria and means they affect a lot of students), The fact is, it's about time they the Bob Inn during the contest were are moved to T.J. Majors for the were. ridiculous. Moreover, the first day duration of the event. What would it of the contest was a Tuesday, a day hurt to move some of the classes when many meetings are held dur- held in the AWAC to another locaing the convo period, 11 a.m. -12:30 tion. , p.m. This is a difficult time for Another option is to have the visimany PSC studentsto squeeze in a tors eat in Auburn. It isn't that far meal under normal. circumstances, away, and if worse came to worst, and on this particular Tuesday, it the food could be brought to Peru was impossible. PSC students as- by a sponsor. Of course, there's sume that a portion of the fees always Casey's pizza. charged at the beginning of the seYes, yes; the busy college students mester is intended to insure access could probably go to Auburn, but to meals ALL TIIB TIME. they run the risk oflosing the everDear Editor: Quote of the week: The letter to the editor from Lynn Hicks (the Times, Oct. 18) includes We can not expect to who do not share the some views and opinions that I breed respect for law fruits of our freedom. would not challenge, but it appears to be a response to some actions and order among people Hubert H. Humphrey Lynn Hicks has been told "the currentadministration" proposes!!$ solutions to problems inherited from earlier years. If I am reading the letter correctly, Published Bi-monthly I believe I should take the opportunity to respond. Nobody has asked Editor-in-Chief ....._. . . . . . . . . . .. , . , , ...............•....•..•••......... Laura Osborne Sports Eilitor. me about these "proposed actions," . .......... , .............................. Todd Gottula Production Editrir ... , but I want to do what I can to be · · · · · · · · · .... · . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . • . . . • . . Katy Duryea Editor ... , .. certain that false mm ors have a short . ......................................... Kollie Johnson life. I am son-y that Lynn Hicks has I lead Copy Editor .. , . . . ......... , .......... , , ................ :M.arty Jacobsen been disturbed by "proposed acPtotography Coordimtcr.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .... , ................ Scott Udoy tions" that have no reality. . ~otograplicr . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Todd Go'.tula Ad ~1anager ......... . To be specific, the letter in the last . . . . . . Gregg Mattox Leaa Reporter. issur;. of this paper says that the . .. Torn Hyde'r .... current :J.dministration proposes (1\ . ..... Lisa C'-ottula Advi3Cr ....• "to ci1t back impo11ant and vital Dr Do:iHoltz staff, thus increasj11gc1ass size" and And what about food service? Its workload seems to increase exponentially during these events, especially in the Bob Inn, which is so extrordinarily understaffed it's a miracle the staff performs as well as it does. Is this fair? Are they compensated for their extra work?

MICHELLE HESS, UNMC Cytogenetics Dept., shows PSC students some of the computer enhancement possibilities used in lab work while tour guide Virginia Grissob looks on.--photo by Susan Brown

Students go to UNMC by Susan Brown Dr. Daryl Long, professor.of science, and Stan McCaslin, assistant professor of computer science, accompanied by 14 PSC students, braved the cold winds early Oct. 29, loaded into two PSC vans and doggedly headed north. The destination was Omaha; the goal was to gain infonnati'Jn and knowledge. The goal began to be fulfilled by 9 a.m. The first stop on the agenda was the University ofNebraskaMedical Center, where the visitors were greeted by Ann Carlson, head of public affairs. Two separate tours were enjoyed by the students, hosted by tour guides Virginia Grissbband Vera Guerra. Both tours visited the Magnetic Resonance Imaging Dept. . (MRI), Medical Technology Lab and the Dept. of Human Genetics . Tour one also saw the Physical Therapy Dept. and the College of Pharmacy. Tour two visited the Habilitation Technology Dept. and the Eppley Cancer Research Center. The Med Center is the fourth largest employer in the city of Omaha, and it was being renovated at the time of the tour to accommo-

Letter to the editor..... Burns gives response

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(2) "to cut already low salaries of adjunct faculty members ... " There is no proposal from the current administration to do either of these things. The letter from Lynn Hicks has a lot to say about accountability. I agree witb, muc,q of v.:ha.t sh~ ~ys. I hope that the College community understands that "the current administration" values professional and personal accountability at Peru State College. It is true that there is a price to pay in solving the problems left from earlier years, and I too get angry that we now must pay that price. I will pay that price because it is the accountability and integrity of Peru State College that is most important here. That is what protects the rights of the students that Ms. Hicks' letter outlines.

Robert L. Burns

date the switch from a clinical practice based operation to one geared primarily for outpatient care and treatment. Each department had its own respective guides, and the students were actively recruited by each department visited. Sheryl Kohlbelk of MRI explained the advances in both technology and pay in her field. John Marinkovich in the Habilitation Technology Center showed students how carpentry and upholstering skills could be utilized in conjunction with habilitative goals to aid individuals in reaching their full potential as human beings. · Next, Michelle Hess gave a slide presentation in chromosomal abnormalities, particularly in cancer cells and birth ·defects, such as Downs' Syndrome. Thecytogenetics lab was toured and lab technicians were viewed at their jobs. Roxanne Alter, assistant professor of the division of medical technology at the Med Center, gave the recruiting pitch for her field ofstudy, citing the boom in research, increasing pay equity scale and the great demand for more technicians in the work force.

Note of Thanks W.I.N. (Womens Information Network) would like to thank all who helped to Il)ake the Date Rape presentation a sm:cess. We had a good turnout and really appreciated the show of support by students, faculty and staff. Norma Micari

Letter to the Editor policy The Peru State Times welcomes all letters to the editor. All letters to the editor, cartoons, or articles should be signed by the individual person or persons writing them and will be published at the discretion of the editors. The Peru State Times reserves the right to edit all letters to the editor. Send materialto: Editor, the Peru State Times, Campus Mail, Peru State College, Peru, Nebraska, 68421.



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not to tell the boss what conditions you want." As many know, it's hard to work and go to school at the same time. This combination requires a lot of time management. but both Hartung and Gettys say students will find their businesses are willing to work arouncj a student's class schedule. How do PSC students measure op against other employees? Hartung and Gettys responded strongly in favor of students. "Most PSC stude!lls have a sincere desire to do well and earn money for college and expenses. These are the ones that can create a win/win situation. They have talents and abilities and a desire to offer; whereas, we give them an opportunity to develop some of their communication skills and earn money at NeoData," said Hartung. Gettys adds that "PSC students are working because they need the money. They work harder than high school students because they

FRESHMAN business administration/ management major EricaEverson gains "real world" experience at Peru's NeoDataJelemarketing firm.··photo by Scott Udey

understand better what money is." NeoData, it's to remember to place ' Gettys also adds that for greates1 a higher respect for their jobs and · success PSC students should re- not to 'blow off' work because of a member to have an attitude that party or other miscellaneous exthey owe their employer their best cuse$. Dedication is something that effort. Finally and propably most starts early on and is indicative of imponanl, Hartung's words of wis- what their future will be for them. dom "If any improvement An honest try deserves honest reis needccl \n a student's succc5s at ward on both sides."

"I've learned about myself. .. " by Laura Osborne

The right location and the need to pay bills prompted Scott Utley, nonuaditional senior, to start searching for a job this past summer. Udey said he applied at five or six places at the beginning of the summer, receiving calls from only two. He was asked if he would like to apply for work at Shop E-Z of Peru. Already living in Peru, Scott chose to work at Shop E-Z rather than a business in Auburn. Scott says he considers his true profession to be art. He began to collect materials needed for his own studio and needed money to do so. Working 23 average hou:rs each weekatminirnun wage allows Scott to follow his professional desires. Utley already has a B.A. in art from Hastings College. He attended graduate school and then came to PSC to attain a K-12 teaching degree. 'Tm really interested in teaching," Scott says, "but positions are hard to find, so I'm trying to expand on what positions I'm qualified for." Scott is taking ten class hours this semester and plans to increase the load to 13 hours next semester. He also serves as the Times photography coordinator. He says his employer is very flexible when he needs time off. Utley enjoys his work, noting that "the paperwork can be stressful!" He feels, however, that the work is beneficial, although not directly

"I like the extra· rn·oney... " · by Laura Osborne

One PSC student holds a different perspective on working while going to school. John Sayer, junior, says he works not because of need, but rather because he likes to spoil himself. "I like the extra money. Also, I always have to be doing something." Sayer, a Springfield native, works weekends at the Choice Smorgasbord in Omaha. During the summer, John also has a lawn service back home. AttheChoice,heworks approximately 16 hours each week after taking his 16 hours of classes. S:iyer is an unmarried traditional studentand lives off-campus in Peru. John's work at the Choice is run-

related to his desired field of work. ''I've learned a lot about myself and about business," he commented.


BEHIND THE counter at Peru's Shop E-Z, Scott Udey finds enjoymentwhiJ,. making neededmoney.--photo by Ro~ Udey

The work with school makes for a busy schedule. "I always run behind--it's become a reality oflife for me." Scott notes that he likes the faster pace. He feels he accomplishes more when under pressure. Sometimes, though, like most ofus Scott wishes he didn't have to work. But, also like most of us, he continues to press on in both the classroom and the workplace.

ning the buffet line. He is paid above minimum wage and says he gets to set his own hours. That also means he has no trouble when he needs to take time off for his school-related activities. by Laura Osborne "Working is helping me realize how people without a higher educaThe combination of marriage, tion don't take time out to listen to work and school keeps Mrs. and respect others," Sayer com- Stephanie Fisher of Auburn goin~ mented. all the time. John said he didn't hdve any diffiMrs. Fisher has worked at the culty finding the job as ahigh school Auburn Pizza Hut for four years, friend directed him to it in February currently serving as a shift manof 1989. ager. During school, Stephanie Although the work isn't related to works an average of 25 hours a his major of physical science, Sayer week. This semester, she is carryenjoys his jobs and the experiences ing a 17-hour class load, and she of life and people they afford. was married in June to Russ Fisher.

PUTTING EXTRA 'UMPH' into his job stockii/.g,~t4o\llwm's Hinky Dinky is Scott Bowman. An Auburn high schoolgr~.Bowman is a freshman at PSC.--photo by Todd Gottula

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"The ••• jobs are out there ••• " Stephanie says her employer is very good about working around her school schedule and activities. She enjoys working and feels she is gaining from the experience. The first benefit she sees is that her job is related to her major of business administration. She enjoys her co-workers and she feels she is learning how to better deal with people in a public setting. Stephanie sometimes wishes she didn't have to go to work as she finds herself struggling to accom-

plish all of hcriesponsibilitics. "

like my job, but sometimes I wish could use my time for other things, she comments. Mrs Fisher's above minimun wage paychecks help pay the bill as her husband also attends classe. atPSC. Stephanie, a sophomore, said sh( didn't encounter much difficulty ir finding a job. "I think the jobs foJ college students arc out there, "she comments. "It's just a matter oJ how choosy you want to be."

[m!ll. . Roberta Smith cares about others Person of the Week By Thomas M. Hyde

Some students go to college to get an education or to have a way to

RONALD JRADFORD, internationally-known flamenco guitarist, Jemonstrates his playing style.-¡photo by Scott Udey

Flamenco guitarist Radford performs in college theatre by Jon Kruse

Known internationally as the American master. of the flamenco guitar, Ronald Radford performed at the College Theati:e on Tuesday, Oct 28. The audience witnessed an extraordinary tech!1ique of the flamenco guitarist and his six string folk guitar: '"' ... ~---Radford has toriied 15 different countries on four continents from Australia tQ ~W~~r.Jand. He has also done manyc<m~SfJtseriesacross the United States as well as touring majorunivefsities:-~orn in California, he started]utcareer as a protege of the_ iegencJ?iy flamenco guitarist Carlos:.Montoya. Radford has also toured throughout Spain to study'Pie lifestyle and music of SpariiSh -Gypsies. While in Spain he studititfcfussical guitar with Andres Sego\lia, ruiother great guitarist. He was'also the only student to be awarded a Fulbright Scholarship in flamenco. Review-

ers have proclaimed Radford as "brilliant", "soul stirring" and "unforgettable." When asked to describe his opinion of Flamenco, Radford said, "It is the unwritten, traditional folk art of Southern Spain."

make money. Roberta Smith is going for the former reason, but she feels she is also going because of a great desire to help others with their problems. Junior psychology/sociology major Roberta Smith is not a typical PSC student. She never attended college prior to coming to PSC lil-ce many students, but that is where similarities stop. Unlike the majority of PSC students, Roberta is a non-traditional student, and unlike most students on campus, didn't graduate from high school. In fact, Roberta quit high school 28 years ago. She went back ten years later and got a GED. Years later, after talking with some non-traditional students attending PSC, but espiecially with her husband's encouragement, Roberta went back to school. She said her husband had been encouraging her to go back to school, forthepastfiveyears. When Roberta finally decided to attend, she decided on PSC because of its proximity to her home in Brownville. Roberta had wanted to go back to school for a long time because she wanted to get an education to help other people. After attending for two years, Roberta is still pleased with her decision, and currently holds a 3.67 GPA. Roberta said college has, "made me more outgoing, and I can voice an opinion

At his performance in the college theater, people seemed to look on in amazement as many in the audience had never seen or heard a flamenco guitarist. Radford said, "I want the audience to relate the music I play to their own personal experiences and their own opinion of the flamenco guitar. I want to give them an opportunity to see a flamenco guitarist,asmanypeoplehavenever seen one or heard of one." Radford also said, "The most im- by Times Staff portant ingredient [in playing flaThe Honors Program will be ofmenco] is what you feel in your fering six courses for the spring heart You have to love people and 1992 semester according to Dr. listen with love; listening is an art" Anthony McCrann, program coorWith Radford's performance, you dinator. could dictate a story in your Jieart. This group of honors courses is the largest selection that PSC has been able to offer. If you are interested in the growth and success of the Honors Program, Dr. McCrann states it is important that you sign up fer the honors courses whenever possible by PSC Student Programs his three albums as well as his ex - so that and adequate number of stuTom May, internationally known tensive concerts in the U.S. and dents will be enrolled. singer-songwriter-guitarist, will overseas. If you believe you qualify as an The concert is sponsored by PSC Honorsstudent,andyouwouldlike appear at PSC's Benford Recital Hall in concert on Nov. 13 at 7:30 StudentPrograms with support from to enroll in one or more of the menp.m. the Nebraska Arts Council. Tickets tioned courses, see Dr. McCrann at The Nebraska-based folksinger is are $2.50 for adults and are avail- his office, #215 in the Jindra Fine known for his original songs from able at the door. Arts Building, or call him on ex-

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without fear of being put down." Roberta: is a non-traditional representative to the Student Senate. She likes being in Student Senate, because, "You can get more involved with individuals, because it is easier to talk with them." Nancy Vogt, a non-traditional student and a member of Student Senate, had this to say about Roberta: "She gets things going and follows through with them, while at the same time she has several projects of her own." Roberta is also a Parliamentarian for WIN (Women's Information Network). This organization works with today's problems of women and men. She said WIN has already had a session on date rape and plans to have one on sexual harassment.

organization's main office in Auburn about 30-45 hours per month, depending on how busy the lines are. She commented that Project Response has many references to he.Ip women but that there are none to help men, and that the rate of men calling has been steadily going up.

"College has made me more outgoing and I can voice an opinion without fear. rr She said her job is to help refer these people to lawyers and doctors, to help get them counselling, to obtain protection orders if needed, and to possibly go to court ever, Roberta said she has yet to do this.) Dr. Lundak, one of Roberta's pro-

Roberta Smith Roberta worked on a summer internship for Project Response and still works there as needed. Project Response predominantly talks to and advises abused women and children through the use of a hotline. ShesaidProjectResponsealso helps transport the abused person to a safe house. Roberta works at the

Six totally new classes offered in spring term

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byfVI or1yJacobsen Which of the following flies fastest a tennis ball, an airplane or an idea? When Harry Tabata is behind it, it's hard to tell. Any of these' is likely to reach a new height. Tabata has sent three sailing. Tabata, a second-generation ,.a.1a1."~"'-'· attended an American school in Tokyo, where he was born. eventhough he grew up speaking both English and Japanese, Tabata did not learn how to write in Japanese until he attended the University of Washington-Seattle, where he earned his B.A. An M.B .A. from Auburn University rounds out his educational background. His teaching background is a bit different than that of the average college professor. Tabata has been teaching since the 1970s, but not always in a college. Be began his career as an instructor in the United States Air Force, whe!"e he was responsible for refining navigational skills; he did this for 10 years. For the last six years, Tabata has been teaching in association with




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Two Peru State College artists have recently received the honorof having their works displayed at a state exhibition. Juniors Gail Purtle and John Asbury will have three works on display at the upcoming National Art Teachers Association show in the Hilmore Gallery at the College of St Mary in Omaha. The show will be open from Saturday Nov. 9 through Dec. 13. Art students from all across Nebraska were allowed to send in slides of three works along with the entry form. The works had to have been made within the last two years. Then, the artists later were notified if their art had been accepted. Purtle, a junior from Hamburg, IA, will have two oil paintings on display; "Masks" and "Persona" based on a George Siegal sculpture. Purtle has been involved in art since she did her first portrait at the age of three. She hopes to pursue a master's degree in art after graduating from Peru. When speaking of the show, Purtle said, 'Tm really glad that we both got accepted." Asbury is originally from Arkansas and has an acrylic painting on display entitled "Live at the HollywoodBowl,"basedonaJuly 5,1968, performance ofThe Doors. Asbury said, "Havingyourworkon display is good exposure and gets your work known. It also builds confidence in

your work." Asbury is pursuing a double major in art and psychology and intends to do graduate work in psychology. Asbury said of his interest in art, "I've always sketched, I've always drawn, and I wanted to develop ... .It's something for my own benefit."

Peru S{ate College. He began as an instructor in the Continuing Education Program at Offut Air Force Base, Bellevue, in 1985. He joined the on-campus faculty in 1989. Tabat brings to the classroom an attitude of putting 110 percent into everything he does. It is not difficult to see that he speaks with an authoritative voice when he advises one to, "Study hard and play hard, because you'll never have a better time in your life than college." And play hard he does. In the three years he has been teaching at PSC, Tabata has never lost a match to a student or a faculty member. Having once played tennis competitively in the Missouri Valley league, Tabata aims high in everything he attempts. Tabata also enjoys reading and doing consulting work in 111aJ1agerr1ent ar1d iTia.rketmg. One of the things T>Bbata feels a student should do is, "to take full advantage" of the career advance-

"The ability to communicate is one of the most important things that students should get <!Ut of college." Henry Tabata ment programs available at PSC. He warns that, "You should start preparing early in the senior year, with a resume, so that you can have a job lined up when you graduate." But what does he think of education? This is where the ideas start to

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The work of the artists will be judged by a professorofartatlowa . Western Community College with by Lisa Gottula prizes going to first and second The campus chapter of Phi Alpha Theta has initiated three new members for places and honorable mention. the 1991-92 academic year. TI1e initiates are Steve Andersen, Joan Fink and Purtle and Asbury will be attend- William Panc.c. Phi Alpha Theta is an international honor society in history. To become a ing the opening of the show as Asbury said, "because we want to member, m1 undergraduate student mast have completed at least 12 semester see what kind of competition we're hours in history, with a minimum GPA in all history courses of at least 3.0 and up against. It's going to be interest- must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 in two-third~ of the remainder of his ing/~ . , ,; 1 i J . :. t , : ; :~ ;,i ·: :.o. :·. 1 , , ·> 1 , or her work.

"Ice storm" from 1 With thereturnofpoweraftermore than 48 hours without it, everyone had a new appreciation for the warmth and comforts we tend to

fly. Tabata contends that even though it is his "mission to prepare college graduates to obtain jobs," that the general studies courses arc "what college is really all about.

Harry Tabata: Thats what the pe0ple outside ex pee t [ofa college graduate], to be able to think and to have interests in areas beside your own." He goes on to say that t11e purpose of a college education is "to broaden your mind and to teach you the ability to think," and continues, "The ability to communicate is one of the most important things that students should get out of college." Without these skills; says Tabata, one has little opportunity to advance in modem society. "It [a college education] ," he says, "is a necessity in such a dynamic world." So whether it's a tehnis ball, an airplane or an idea; the main objective is to make it fly~ as long as there are people who wanno make things fly, it is safe-t<Yassume that Harry Tabata will be givfrig point~rs.

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.I.N. date rape presentation Oct. 15 ndudes and panel discussion 1:· Norma Micari .LN. Public Relations Director

Womens l!1f9rmalion Network (W.LN.) held a date rape presentation in the 1\e Oak Roon10n Oct. 15, 1991. A movie was shown (Against Her Will) and ' panel drscllssion was held. The panel consisted of Angelo John, Nemaha 'ounty sheriff; Dr. Carol Anderson, PSC professor of psychology; Phyllis mgc.nscn of Project Response of Auburn; and Dr. Steve Butler, l'SC vice:•rl'sident of student affairs.

Communications Director Angela Allgood opened the presentation with a :hon speech a!)yut rape and the introduction of the panel. The panel discussion xhich aired student and facuity concerns and answered questions came al terthe lllovie. A reception followed with coffee, tea and cookies.

Smokeout Day '91 is set Thursday; Nov. 21 has been designateJ as the annual Great American Smokeout Day. Over43ffii1Iion Americans have quit smoking. If you are a smoker, the American ~.~cer Society urges your to join those who have quit before time runs out. The S~i~tY also reminds everyone that exposure to other people's smoke increases Jhe risk of developing lung cancer.

THE PERU ST ATE College Misty Blues Show Choir was one of 39 entries in the 20th annual Peru State College Show Choir Festival held this past week. Dr. Thomas L. Ediger directs the group and served as director of the Festival too.--photo by Todd Gottula

PSC hosts 20th annual fes tival by Jennifer Mortensen

On Oct. 22 and 23, PSC's music department and student chapter of MENC presented the 20th annual Show Choir Festival. Dr. Thomas Ediger, musical and clinical director, put together the two-day festival which featured junior and senior high swing choirs from 38 different schools. These swing choirs were put into five different categories according to size--AA, A, B, C, and D. The

winners of these individual classes were as follows: AA-Millard South High, A-Seward High, B-Gretna High, C-Woodbine (IA) High, and D-Pawnee City High. Out of the 38 different schools, nine were from out of state. Schools from Iowa included Wood bi neH igh, Shenandoah Middle School, ThomasJefferson of Council Bluffs(two different groups), Abraham Lincoln of Council Bluffs, Sidney, Oakland and Nishna Valley (Hastings). Nemaha Valley of Seneca, KS was

also represented. Donna Peterson was chosen as 199l's guest clinician/adjudicator for the Show Choir Festival. Peterson is known as a choral director, choreographer, clinician and adjudicator. She is from Chicago, IL and has been the choreographer for PS C's "Misty Blues" swing choir for the past two years. PSC's "Misty Blues" swing choir also performed on both days of the event.

Sexual harassment will be panelists' discussion topic Lincoln--A panel discussion entitled "Sexual Harassment" will be helt on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Wick Alumni Center on 1520 F St. in Lincoln. The event is free and open to the public. The purpose of the event, according to Pamela Lionberger, president o'. Graduate Women in Business at UNL, is to provide individuals ai opportunity to understand what sexual harassment is, the psychologic? impact of sexual harassment, how to deal with it on the job, ways topreven or avoid it, steps to take in the legal process, and what political changC' might need to be effectuated to deal with this problem. The four panelist: include Professor Helen Moore, Professor Jane Conoley, Nebraska Lie:_ tenant Governor Maxine Moul and Anna Shavers, Esquire magazine.



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Bobcat basketball preparing for season opener by Todd Gottula

The Peru State College men~s and women's basketball teams have started preparing for what they hope will be exciting seasons. Four times in the past five years, thePSCwomen's team has finished first or second in team defense in the NAIA District 11, and third in rebounding percentage. The Lady Bobcats started assembling that defensive prowess togetheron Monday, Oct. 7, when fall practices opened at PSC. Head coach Wayne Davidson begins the season with four starters off last year's 15-16 squad which paced the league in fewest points allowed at 67.5 per game. "Our ability to play good defense has been the big factor in recent years," said Davidson. "We've tried to instill in our players to become sound defensive players and rebounders, which will help them win a lot of basketball games." Peru State returns its top rebounders in senior forward Carlotta Watson, who led the District with a 10.7 average per game,

and sophomores Tamir Anderson provements in our of~ensive cat(7.2)andLon;lWhite(7.l). The5- egories this year," the coach said. foot-l 0 Watson set a season record "In our thinking, we've gone to by pulling down 343 total. work on our outside shooting and Given the teams experience, we think with our new people, we'll Davidson said he liked PSC's see signs of that." chances of being a dominant deNewcomers expected to help are fensive club again. "The four transfers S,anja Simidzija and starters provide a good nucleus to Amanda Nannen, and rookies Anhelp the team understand the de- gela Wilson, Leah Fuscher, Amy fensive concept," he said. "We're Flynn and Amy Herman. certainly going to work very hard to have a sound program of rebound- Keep scoreboard busy ing and defense. It'll be a major Offense also appears to be the effort on our part." watchword for the PSC men's b!sketball squad, which opened drills Improve offensively on Sept. 15. Among the eight reThe Lady Bobcats hope to show turning letterwinners for tenth-year great improvement at the offensive Coach John Gibbs are four players end of the floor. PSC ranked sev- with vast starting experience-senicrs enth out of eight District teams in Matt Motley, Michael Woolsey and scoring output, 3-pointshootingand Garrett Mann, and junior swingman Greg Snipes. free throw accuracy last season. But the Lady Bobcats have their Although the Bobcats were no oftop four scorers back in Watson fensive slouch in scoring last year (17.8), White(l 1.4),Anderson(9.2) (78.8 ppg), the 1991-92 version and senior guard Diane Pokorny could keep the sco£eboard much busier. (8.5). "We need to make some im- "We're trying to run a faster style

Wayne State game cancelled...

~!~!2:.~ ~e!~~~J!~~t.?.f!m S~~,?~~ me thePeruStateCollegefootballteam was left out in the cold. Coach Lou Saban's Bobcats were scheduled to meet Wayne State College last Saturday (Nov. 2) in a 1:30 p.m. kickoff at WSC's Memorial Stadium following a twoweek layoff. After excessive snowfallwasr~ordedinnortheast

Nebraska last Wednesday and Thursday, the two teams mutually agreed to postpone the contest until Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. But in a phone call received late Saturday night, Wayne State offi-

who have only played six games thus far this season and need a minimum of eight to meet part of thecriteriafortheselectionofplayoff teams. Now, Peru State can only play seven games (including Midland) before the NAIA extends play-off bids on Sunday, Nov. 17. A win overWayneState,orpossiblyeven a loss, would have put the seventhTanked Bobcats in a good position to make the 16-team field. attempting to qualify for the Division II play-offs for the

second in a tow as an independent. Thefieldofteamsiscomprisedfirst by conference champions which meet the pre-set criteria, and the remainingbirthsfilledbythehighest i"ankedteams(inorder)inthefinal national ratings until the field of 16 is completed. "We will continue to work with the NAIA to determine the ruling on the cancellation," said Harshbarger, "and will appeal to the Council of Presidents if this can'tbeconsideredagamebecause of the weather."


Despite temperatures expected to be around 20 degrees at kickoff, Peru State coaches and players had fully intended to go ahead with the contest, according to Harshbarger. "Pete Chapman and I had many conversations throughout the day (Saturday)," Harshbarger said of . the WSC director of athletics. "Our first indication was that the field · would be ready. However, late Saturday he informed us of the • possibility that even if we got there, we might not be able to play because the field was icy." The cancellation leaves PSC with a 4-2 record going into this week's game against Midland-Lutheran College at Fremont. It further ere-

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game," Gibbs said. "We tried to encourage our kids to do it last year more"; but this season we'll intentionally push the ball as much as possible."



PSC has capable personnel to do the pushing. In addition to Snipes and junior Rob Wright, the Cats have added two swift juco transfers to their backcourt in Fredd Ward and Ryan Harshaw. "Our strength lies in the guards and forwards," Gibb~said. "That's no knock against our inside people, but we have more depth at those positions." Gibbs, however, said he doesn't want the fastoreak to come at the expense of giving up good defense. "One thing that lends to the fast

break is pressure defense," he said. "A lot of those situations arc created by one sort of turnover or another. If a team wants to stop you from fast breaking, all they have >o do is send three people back one( theshotgoesup. So if we play gooc: defense, we can still create fast breal situations." · The coach said he's been encour, aged with PSC's early practice sessions. "Wefeellikewe'replaying: better defense than we have the last three or four years," Gibbs said.

Open season Monday "We want to get the intensity of the past we once had back on defense. I think we can be a good defensive team and score a lot of points because we're a little·. quicker this year." The Bobcats tip-off the season on Nov. 11 at Doane, while the Lady Bobcats open by hosting Concordia onNov.16attheA1 Wheeler Activity Center.




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The Student Senate met Ocl. 16. Senate standing committees gave their reports. The Political Committee reported that they had read p1)e cpnstitution and sent it back. The Programs chairman gave an update on ~vents in the near future. The Community Relations Committee brought back a report from. the last community meeting. The problem of branches blocking thesi~ewiil!cfrom the complex to campus was brought up at the meeting. The town is looking in Lo clearing the sidewalk. The town also asked for ideas to clean up Peru's street~. Once a dale is set, Ilic Senate plans on helping the townspeople clean up the st.reels. Academic Affairs and General Studies arc both looking into the Rising Jr. Exam. Dr. Butler also spoke on Ilic issue. There will be a forum addressing the cxmn on Oct. 31 al 11 a.m. in the Student Center. This forum will help inform students and offer answers to students' questions. Hopefully this will prepare students for Ilic test. which is set to be given Nov. 19 and 20. The Senate will hdp with the forum. The Student Board of Trustees had a conference call Oct. I 5.. Many things were discussed. A problem with some lights in the Complex parking l,>t was brought to the Senate's attention. This matter is being looked into. The Senate did not meet Oct. 23.

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Instructor opposes smoking by Todd Gottula

and gets away with it is because major league baseball doesn't enforce the rule. They must think it's crazy too! Crazy or not, Leyland is breaking a league rule and should not be able to smoke without paying the price. In my opinion, if you're going to make all these rules and waste paper and ink to print them, then you had better stick the managers who break them.

"Mom, can I watch the game tonight?" "Johnny, I've fold you 10 times already, baseball games aren't meant to be warctect by young boys. You can wa~Jn:he Flintstones tonight instead!''" •:: '. . This isho-,1;;-:-mai!y parents felt last week during . playoff games between the.· Atlanta Braves and Pittsb~gh ?jf<ites. You ask why? Becau~e the Pirates manager, Jim Leyland, smoked in the dugout during the game .. No big deal right? Wrong! · · Kevin Price, a fifth-grade teacher in Columbus, GA., is fed up with seeing coaches and managers in pro sports smoke on sidelines and in dugouts during games. Price, a Pittsburgh native, said, "I love the Pirates. My walls at school are covered with Pittsburgh players. I just don't think Leyland's smoking is a good thing for their organization." Both the National and American Leagues say smoking in uniform is not allowed in view of spectators. So how does Leyland get away with it? He generally cups the butt in his hand. You don't see a cigarette,just smoke coming from his mouth. "He tries to hide it, but my students notice," said Price. The real reason Leyland smokes



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Price advised his students not to watch the games on television. Many parents and teachers around the country agreed with his advice, but I didn't. Baseball is America's favorite pastime and all children shou!d be allowed to watch it. A baseball diamond is not the only place where people smoke. In today's society, ever;where you look there is a smoker. If parents and teachers are telling children they shouldn't watch

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a baseball game because the manager smokes, then they need to wake up and look al today's world! Say what you want, but a fifthgrader is not going to go out, buy a pack of cigarettes and become a chain smoker the next day just because he/she watched a baseball game on T.V. It has been proven that smoking is bad for your health, so I understand that we don't want to make smoking look glamorous to our young. But on the other hand, if parents start blowing things out of proportion, then kids will become more aware of smoking, and the situation could backfire. They might want to try it. I really doubt if the fifth-graders in Georgia even noticed that the Pittsburgh Pirates manager smoked until their teacher told them about it. Then they watched just to see if they could catch him doing it. I'll have to admit, Fred, Barney and the boys are better role models tl1an most major league baseball players and coaches, but this is t11e 90's. Bulldozers have replaced Fred's dinosaurs, cars use gas insteadofBarney's feetandWilma's kitchen has a microwave. So, mom, even though a coach may sneak a smoke now and then, the next time Johnny wants to watch a game, let him. You've got to relax a little and change with the times!


Coach Callendar gets 200th win. Peru State College volleyball coach Jim Callender gained his 200thcareervictory on Oct 25 with the Lady Bobcats 15-7, 12-15, 151~ 4-15, 15-12 triumph over McKendree College in a quadrangular at Columbia, MO. For Callender, PSC's first-year coach, it certainly didn't take long to reach the milestone. He entered the 1991 season with. a six-year mark of 182-94 -an average of 30 wins per season. "It's a nice milestone," Callender said Monliay. "But it's really a tribute to several teams that worked real hard. I've had the opportunity to work for several different schools and teams andreceivedsupportfrom each of them. This wouldn't be possible without each of them." Callender, 33, has previously coached at Mundelein College of Chicago, Memphis State University, and Western Oregon State College. At Mundelein, he turned the Lakers into an overnight national contender after starting the team entirely from scratch. He earned

Chicagoland Coach of the Year honors with a 17-30 squad in 1989, and then guided them to a 33-10 mark and District runner-up finish last season. Callender compiled a 45-34 record atNCAADivisionIMemphisState, where he was named the Metro Conference Coach of the Year in 1987 after leading the Tigers to a 24-18 ledger and third place conference finish. During his tenure at Western Or~ egon, Callender' s teams posted an 87-20 record in two seasons, were ranked in the NAIA Top-10 both years, and knocked off such Division I teams as Oregon State and the University of Washington. "All the teams I've coached should feel part of the contribution," Callender said. ''That's one of the things I've always stressed as a coach wherever I've been; it's a team effort Actually, I think this team here has accepted it quicker than most of the other places." Callender's Lady Bobcats have compiled an 18-20 mark through matches of Oct. 26. PSC closed out

the weekend 1-2 overall, including losses to Evangel and the host Cougars at Columbia, MO. The Lady Bobcats missed their first opportunity at No. 200, losing to Graceland College last Thursday in Lamoni, IA, following a five-set victory over Northwest Missouri State in the home finale at the Al Wheeler Activity Center.

THE November 22, 1991


The Student Voice of Peru State College Since 1921

Poll participants approve Thomas , by Kellie A. Johnson and Kris Citrin Did Judge Clarence Thomas sexually harass Professor Anita Hill? We, the people, may never know. Did the hearings by the U.S. Senate sabotage his chances of becoming the next Supreme Court Justice? Apparently, they did not. On Oct. 21, 1991, Judge Thomas was voted into the Supreme Court by a Senate vote of 52-48, according to Time magazine on Oct. 28, 1991. A non-scientific poll taken by the PSC Times on Oct. 30, 1991, showed that 47 percent of those polled supported the nomination of Judge Thomas before the allegations of sexual harassment by Prof. Hill.

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by Chan Crooker Finally, yes, finally it is now a fact that the Peru State football team has once again made it to the NAIA Division II National Championship Playoffs. The Bobcats will face Nebraska Wesleyan University on Nov. 23, at 1:30 p.m. in Abel Stadium on the Wesleyan campus. The decision was made on Nov. 11 to let the seventh ranked Peru State Bobcats into the playoffs even though they didn't meet one requirement, the eight-game minimum rule. One of the standards that theNAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) sets is that in order to be eligible for the playoffs a team must have had a minimum of eightgamesplayvd by Nov. 16, which Peru did not According to the football schedule, we·would. have had the required eight games pad it not been for the ice storm that struck the week Peru was to play Wayne State. Wayne State said that its field was in too poor ofa condition to play the game on, and Wayne wanted to cancel the game. Therefore, Peru was in real trouble because the remaining game days were full, which left no time to make up the Wayne State game.

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Prof. Hill, a majority at 58 percent felt that the hearings should not have been held on public television. A mere 20 percent felt airing the hearings was the right thing to do. The performance of the U.S. Senate in handling the allegations and subsequent hearings was rated largely at 'poor' with 49 percent. Only six percent considered the handling 'excellent,' 20 percent rateditas 'good' and25percentfelt their performance 'fair.' "You people have destroyed my life," Judge Thomas said to the U.S. Senate on NBC ,during the hearings. After the vote, Judge Thomas declared that it was now "a time for healing."

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After the allegations, 54 percent of those polled approved of Judge Thomas' nomination. That is an increase of seven percent from before to after the hearings. Also those againsthisnominationrosefrom 19 percent to 39 percent after the hearings. The majority ended up approving him, but the number also increased for those who did not approve. The greatest percentage that rated Judge Thomas on how good of a job he would do in the Supreme Court was 36 percent with a 'good' rating. There was then a jump over to 'fair' at 19 percent and 26 percent at the 'poor' level. Only 16 percent felt thatJ udge Thomas would do an 'excellent ' job. Concerning the allegations by


Ted Harshbarger, PSC's interim athletic director, and the football coaches began looking for a game. According to Harshbarger, they tried every possiblity they could think of

See "Playoff Game" on page7

DR. WILLIAM SNYDER, PSCvice-presidentofacademic affairs, speaks to students at a forum on Oct. 31 to inform them about the Rising Junior Exam. Looking on is Student Senate Presiden~ Denise Meyer. Please see related editorial on page 2.--photo by Todd Gottula

Widespread tree damage creates problem...

Fake crews ripping off citizens by Martin Jacobsen

The ice storm of Oct 31 has left a .big mess, in more ways than one. Branches are lying in yards, even now,andmanypeopleareprobably wondering how to get rid of them. And rriany other people are aware that these limbs need to be gottei:i rid of and iire willing to..cbar~ exorbitant prices to do so. Chris Adenrgeneral manager of theNationalArborDayCentef,said in a telephone interview that a number of fly-by-night clean-up crewsaretryingtomakeafastprofit by removing branches and even entire trees and hauling them off. In many instances, the branches andtreesarehealthy,andthepeople hauling them away are not only taking people's money, but also are

. further damagmg and even Clestroying branches and trees that could be saved. According to the National Arbor Day Foundation pamphlet When a · Storm Strike:;, thereareanurnberof steps that can, ,if.follow~. ensure the selection of a professioi:1al tree repair/removal ser:\\ice~ "'' ·~

-Make sure the service is an established business or a part of an established business. -Check to see if the service has a listing in the phone book, preferably under tree service. -Detennine whether or not the service carries insurance for property damage, personal liability and worker compensation. -Choose, if possible, a tree service

whosemembersareofaprofess1onal association of arborists. The pamphlet also suggests that a tree care company be consulted when the following dang(<r signs are present: -You.Reed to climb hig!t.or use a chain saw. -The tree is leaning on a structure or another tree. -Electrical wires are involved or structures are endangered. -Major tree repair is necessary. -Large limbs are split or broken while remaining connected to the tree.

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Rising Junior Exam at PSC • raises unnecessary concern Students, faculty and even concerned citizens are talking, talking about the concept, practicality and ethics of the Rising Junior Exam. The Rising Junior Exam must be taken by all students (including transfer students) who were admitted to Peru State College underthe 19901992 catalog and who have completed 45 or more hours of course work. Two days of testing were conducted last week, and two more dates are scheduled for this coming April. So what's there to talk about?

Infringement of rights?


Many students seem to feel that their rights are being infringed upon by their being required to take a test that was not specifically listed in their college catalog. Yet, the catalog does say within the first few pages that the college reserves the right to add anything to the catalog that will be beneficial to both the college and the student body. "OK, so the administration put in a disclaimer that says they can make us do what they want. What's the point of this test then?" a student· may ask.

Reasons for the exam Apparently, there are several reasons for starting this testing system which date back to 1989. Dr. William Snyder, PSC vice-president

of academic affairs, feels that primarily the test is given to surmise how the students and faculty here match up to their counterparts throughout this country. The first intention is to communicate to the college that the Peru State College curriculum is doing what it needs to be doing. So it's not really a negative assessment of the students; it's an assessment of what the faculty is doing. In addition, its purpose is to test the students so that the college can strive to do a better job in educating the sttident body. So what's there to talk about? Tte past two years the test only had to be taken a voluntary basis. This year, in order to truly represent the college and get a fair assessment, it has become mandatory.

Accreditation requirement Another important factor that students might not be aware of is that North Central Accredidation (under whom PSC is accredited) requires that all of its schools provide assessment outcomes. By the time PSC comes up for accreditation again in the year 2000, a total assessment program must be in place. So, we'll eventually be forced to take the test. Why not start it now if it's beneficial ? When responding to the argument that it should have been listed in the college catalog, Dr. Snyder said, " It

should have been in the catalog ... but it does appear on everybody's progress sheet." Dr. Snyder said that the Rising Junior Exam will be printed in future catalogs. Even the Legal and Academic Officer of the Nebraska State College System, Dr. Larry Schultz, published a letter to PSC implying that he has no major problem with implementing the test, as long as the administration does not have a set score that a student has to attain to graduate. According to Dr. Snyder, the students admitted next year will probably have to achieve a set score to graduate, though this resolution has not yet been the job market? So what's passed by the administration. there to talk about? Dr. Snyder sums it up well Need for accurat,e sample with this point, "It comes To a non-traditional student down to this. Ifyou can' tcom-. who doesn't agree with hav- pete, your degree is an expening to take the test because of sive way to spend four years. his or her age, we can see your Need to be competitive point. Yet, if the college is trying to implement a testing It's a competitive world. If program to help improve the you don't have those skills, college and its credibility, you're in trouble. Hopefully, what are three-and-a-half the Rising Junior Exam is one hours out of your day? If the more check for the student to college needs an accurate know that they're getting the sampling of the students' skills." standing, non-traditional stuBecause your score on the dents must also be included. Rising Junior Exam will be Regardless of age, aren't we basically all here for the same reported to you and not placed reason, to become educated, on your transcript, it's simply get a degree, and compete in a good way to understand


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Beer commercials are misleading by Katy Duryea

Peru State Times


It's a familiar scene to most of us. Sunday afternoon, football, friends, food and beer. The American is it? We all know· tlie familiar jargon that blares from our television showing us just how life really is supposed to be. "It's the rightbeernow!", "It'sMillertime!", and the popular "It doesn't get any better than this!"-the slogan from Stroh Brewing Company's ads for Old Milwaukee beer that has recently made national newspaper headlines. A recent arlicle in USA TODAY reported that Suuh's TV ads have

been under attack from five women employees who actually work in the St. Paul, MN, plant. These women are angry at the ad, stating that the "Swedish Bikini Team" co11cept is offensive and ~e&.n­ ing towards women. TheTemale employees are filing suit against the company, stating that the ads "promote an atmosphere of hostility towards women in the workplace." What are these companies saying to us? Obviously, that anyone who drinks their beer will be beautiful, popular and happy. It's a known fact that sex sells. Beer companies use this concept to sell their product knowing that


both the young and the old be tempted by their ads. But, recently, in this country there is a growing concern for young people and the images we portray to them on TV. Ex_en the Surgeon General of the United States has shown concern about beer ads being directly aimed at our youth. Butwhataboutcollegekids? How are Peru State students affected? These beer commercials portray the idea that if you aren't 5 foot 10 inches, 110 pounds, blue eyes and blonde hair and drink Coors Lite,

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NCTE's annual convention attracts PSC's Dan Cox by Times Staff


THE I CE BLUE jazz ensemble performs one of its five selections at the Nov. 10 annual fall jazz band/swing choir concert. Mr. Larry Van Oyen. PSC director of bands, leads the 18-member instrumental group. The PSC Misty Blues show choir also performed as a part of the program.--photo by Scott Udey

by Kellie A. Johnson


The Art Department at Peru State College has proved to be a busy one this year. With shows and the actual work, students have made a great impression on many people. At the PSC Art Gallery, artists from nearby have had their work shown here. A few of the artists include Dan Lynn and Dan Reigert, both of Lincoln, and Ruth Bowen and Luke Jordan of Lawrence, KS. Ken Anderson, associate professor of art, contacts the artists and tries to have shows that correspond with the classes offered at that time, such as having watercolors at the gallery since there is a watercolor class. Anderson can then take students


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Pianist Wanted Experienced pianist to play for the PSC show choir and the jazz ensemble beginning spring semester 1992. Does not have to be a music major. Partial tuition waiver or other financial compensation possible. See Dr. Ediger in Fine Arts 113 or Mr. Van Oyen in Fine Arts 107 or call 872-2253.

into the gallery and show them certain aspects of the artwork. The basement of the old gym is used as the department and has 7,000 square feet when you add in all the nooks. According to the Omaha World Herald, Anderson and Leland "Doc" Sherwood, professor of art, suggested renovating the basement at a cost of approximately $10,000. The renovation was completed in 1988 and has given the artists much more space to work. "The main concern is that our students are well prepared to go out and teach art," stated Anderson. "The art department's primary mission is for the students to become thinkers, because art is about thinking."

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The College Advancement department will need a photographer and darkroom technician for the second semester. Experience with black and white film processing and printing is required. Average 1012 hours per week, minimum salary $4.75/hour. For more information or to apply, contact Kent Propst, ext. 2225. ATLANTIC OCEAN LIVING

PSC's Dan Cox, assistant professor of education and director of field experiences, will participate in an all-day workshop at the 81st annual convention of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). Cox will take part in the workshop entitled "Bringing About Unity Among the Affiliates" cm ·nan Cox Nov. 25 specifically focusing on "Working With New Teachers faculty in English and rhetoric, in Affiliates." and teacher educators from all Some 5,000 teachers and su- parts of the U.S. and Canada pervisors of elementary and sec- willattend thisyear'sNCTEconondary school English, college vention.

Publica_tion fee to help PSC Times In every issue ofourpaper, we, the according to administrative offi-

Times staff, include at least one cials. The budg,ted amount of editorial. UsuaIJ.y our topics focus on events on or ,eff campus that do not directly involve us as a staff. This week, however, we feel it necessary to bring to your attention a concern that does directly involve us, that has been a concern of ours since the beginning of the semester and that many of you have also expressed concern about. The topic: the publication fee. Many students have still been asking, as we have, where is the money from the $25 mandatory fee going? At publication time, the Times has come up with some less-than-definitive answers. The problem with finding an answer seems to lie with a change in policy, as to where publications' fee money should go, and with the fact that there are outstanding debts to pay.

Facts about the fund Here are some facts that we can tell you for sure. Our paper, until this school year.has gotten its money from the college's general fund. This year our funding is supposed to come from the publications' fee,

$4,212 is to pay for publication costs, supplies, telephone services, postage and the managing editor's salary.

Scholarship money cut However, we do not expect to see any other portion of the publication fee as the $22-$23,000 collected from it this semestermorethanlikely will be needed to pay $38,000 in debts. The debts were evidently incurred because money collected for the yearbook program in past years was not always used to pay for the yearbook. Furthermore, the amount designated for scholarships for the· Times staff for this year ($1,800) was cut in half from last year's budgeted amount of $3,600. In 1990, our paper won a first-' place rating in the American Scholastic Press Association's nationwide newspaper competition, scoring 910 out of 1,000 points. This year we are striving for the Association's highest award, a first place with merit We publish each issue on time, and we feel we produce a quality product that the col-

Beer commercials from people, both women and men, with a little more respect They need to page2

you're definitely not cool. And Nanny/Childcare. positions available. you're certainly not going to get a Full-time live in situations with date with that drop-dead gorgeous families in the BOSTON area. Includes room and board, automobile, hunk who can play sand volleyball, insurance. Salary range from $150 to water ski, surf, and still go out on $300 per week. Great way to the town with three women on his experience Boston families, culture, arm at one time while filill drinking history and beaches. Call or write · beer! The idea is just too unrealisTHE HELPING HAND, INC., 1 WEST ST., BEVERLY FARMS, MA tic. What's my point you ask? I want 01915 (508) 922-0526. for beer companies to start treating

quit aiming their commercials at us like we're intellectually retarded. Yes, I drink beer. I like to go out and have a good time, just like anybody else. But unlike TV fantasy, I recognize that most men in the bar don't have three sexy girls each hanging all over them. Most serious beer drinkers have a beer belly, belch, and yell really loud (I'm talking about both men and women) while getting plastered.

lege can be proud of. Why are we telling you all of this? So you will understand that we are not just another group on campus that wants more money. We feel that we have earned at least a portion of the fee, and if we were to receive the funds, they would be put to a proper and good use. Presently, our print shop contains one Macintosh computer. We have no laser printertoproduceourcamera-ready copy on ourselves. We have to use the laser printer in the computer lab at the TJ. Majors building.

Lab schedules vs. staff's schedules Our staff works on the paper as they are able to around their class schedules. This means that many times a staff member may need to print stories, cutlines, headlines or corrections at a time when the lab isn't open to students. If you would like to lend us your support, please let your student senate representative, any one of our staff members or a member of the administration know how you feel. We would appreciate any support given to us concerning this issue. Why don't beercommercialsshow people going out, getting drunk, driving recklessly, maybe losing their lives, maybe getting an MIP or DWI charge, maybe sleeping with someone they don 'tknow and blacking out or spending all night throwing up in the toilet or a trash can, and then trying to wake up the next morning with a hangover so bad they wish they coulc\ die. Because these scenes are reality or at least part of it.


LaBrie sees need for quality and care by Thomas M. Hyde

Many students amble their way • through college and end up being · identified only by the nwnber of · their social security card. Once in · awhile, a person meets someone · who genuinely cares about people and the quality of work. This is Margo LaBrie. Betty Heflebower, secretary for the physical education department, has known Margo since she came to PSC. Betty has also had Margo as a work study and said, "She is dependable, cheerful, kind, caring and nice to have working here." Senior Margo LaBrie has a 3.4 GPA and is an elementary education major with ~ subject endorsement in teaching physical education for grades K-6. She will also have a coaching endorsement when she graduates next December. During her volleyball career, Margo broke seven school records. Some of these include most assists in a season, most assists in a career, most service aces, most aces per game, most digs and most digs per game. Coach Jim Callender said that as

a player Margo. strived to be the' best, worked on weaknesses in play and was very coachable. Coach Callender also said, "Margo was · our senior leader. S'.le controlled our offense like a rudder does a ship. How she played detennined · how well we would do against an opponent" This year she made a few all-tourney teams, including the one for PSC's conference.

Person of the Week Margo had this to say about her last season as a PSC volleyball player: "This year I did really well, and Coach Callender pushed me to be the best athlete I could be. I went out and tried to play 110% every game." For the previous two ·seasons, Margo has won the Hustle Award. She was co-captain in the 1990 and 1991 seasons. Coach Callender assessed Margo's value to the team by saying, "I think that PSC has a better volleyball program because of her. The college was very fortunate to have her


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1 I The following schedule is for the on-campus exam week of December 16-19. l j Monday, December 16, 1991 Original Class Time Exam Time I ll:OOT 8:00-10:00 a.m. I 11:00M 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 19:00M I 9:30T

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as a student, and as a team we will miss her terribly." Dr. Victor Ferre, professor of education, said that Margo is a dedicated, conscientious student She always finished her homework before she had to leave on trips due to volleyball. " Dr. Ferre feels that Margo will be, · "An enthusrastic teacher who students will be interested in because of her love of teaching. She is also

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Margo LaBrie team was composed of Southeast Nebraska girls that were below age 14 to girls age 18 that had made the team through tryouts. Presently Margo said she is working at Peru Preschool to prepare herself for a future job in education. She decided to become a teacher because, "I like working with young children, and I feel that I will have an impact on teaching them basic values." Her plans after graduation are to look for a teaching job anywhere in the United States. Margo said she would like to teach the early elementary grades and possibly coach. With these goals in mind, it seems that Margo LaBrie will make as outstanding a teacher as she was a volleyball player. With her positive outlook and caring attitude, Margo willinspirefutureathletesandscholars alike.

Quote of the Week "The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places. But those that will not break it kills." Ernest Hemingway

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a very caring and concerned person who has a positive outlook on life ·and is very outgoing." Margo felt that her parents had the biggest .influence on her life because they encouraged her to do well, not only in sports (as her high school and college coaches did) but ·also in academics. Margo said that if she didn't do as well as she would have liked in school or in sports, her parents were always there to support her anyway. She said her most memorable moment as a volleyball player was winning last year' scomerence tournament-only the second time in PSC's history that this had been done. She said that before the title match, PSC had to play five games against Wayne State and then went on to beat the College ofSaintMary for the conference championship.

Margo said, "Everyone was excited and eXhausted, but glad we won." Margo also vividly remembers her last home game. She said they played Northwest Missouri State and beat them. Margo said the younger players presented her with flowers and that it was the biggest crowd all season. Her other memorable moment was lastseasonplayinginfrontof4,000 people at Kearney State's (now the University ofNebraskaatKearney) new gym and ahnost beating them, while at the same time being on television. She has managed time between her studies and volleyball by budgeting. Margo said as soon as volleyball practice was over, she usu- . allystudied. Shewentontosaythat Coach Callender stressed the idea that to be a good volleyball player, one also has to be a good student. Margo has been an active member in many student organizations. This yearsheispresidentof the Women's Athletic Association. One of her duties so far was to run a 12-team high school volleyball tournament intheAWAC. She is president of the Varsity Club and is a member of Kappa Delta Phi (the international educa-. tion society). Margo is also a coach for the United States Volleyball Association and helped coach the Peru Juniors team. She said that this





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TOM MAY, an internationally knownfolk singer, performs one of his original songs for PSC students in the Benford Recital Hall. May also held an afternoon workshoponfolksingingwhenhewasoncampusNov.13.-photobyScott Udey






Dr. Davidson, teacher by day, coach by night at PSC ' From the Other Side ofthe

Desk... TRICIA BOECK, Andrew Donovan ~d Trace Buesig this scene fro the upcoming Peru State College produetion of Whose Life [flit, Anyway? Th production began Thursday, Nov. 21.--photo by Lila Fike ·

by Kori Konopka

Announcement of cast for upcoming drama Peru--Rehearsals are underway for the upcoming Peru Players production of "Whose Life Is It, Anyway?" The powerful drama will be stagea ThursdaythroughSunday,Nov.2224, and on Dec. 6-7. Curtain times are 8 p.m. each day except for a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee on Nov. 24.


"Whose Life?" involves a battle of wits between a recently paralyzed accident victim and his doctor, ultimately resulting in a legal battle to determine who has control over the

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accident victim's life. Cast members include Tricia Boeck, a freshman; Trace Buesig, a sophomore; Andrew Donovan, a senior; Mike Gerhard, a freshman; John R. Hall, a sophomore; Charles Hamilton, a senior; Thomas Hyde, a junior; MattLundak, a sopomore; Beeky Malloy, ·a freshman; John Molzahn, a senior; Jenny Pasco, a freshman; Pat Vendetti, a junior; and Cindy Yates, a freshman . Support staff include Heather Cohrs, a freshman, stage manager; Lynn Hicks, a junior, props; Trish Moody, a junior, props; and Tracey Todorovich, a junior.

habits, have good study habits, · make sure you are well grounded · with basic education, and lastly : set goals and plan your program · with what you wanf to achieve." Dr. Davidson is ready to start . the 1991-1992 basketball season and his goal along with his team is "to be the top team in Nebraska and to compete at the national level.. " Dr. Davidson has a good supporting cast of women behind him and an assistant coach of tli<! pru; .. four years in Vince Henzel. When asked about Dr. Davidson, Henzel replied, "he knows his game and he knows how to win. I learn something every day just

thecoachforthepastsevenyears. His record at Peru is 104-71 and his career record is 341-214. When asked the question does being a coach help you as a teacher or vice versa Dr. Davidson had a philosophy. He believes, "coaching is teaching and in order to be a good coach you also have to be a good teacher of fundamental skills. That is why I enjoy teaching and coaching because of that aspect." If you think this is an easy task; stop it!

When you first hear the word "Superman" don't think of Clark Kent but rather Dr. Wayne Davidson. Dr. Davidson has been involved in education for the past 33 years. He obtained his doctorate from the University of Missouri. Dr. Davidson has also done some traveling; he coached in a small college in Kansas City, he coached at a state school in

With Dr. Davidson you must first learn he is an educator

"coaching is teaching and in order to be a good coach you also have to be a good teacher of fundamental skills. That is why I enjoy teaching and coaching because of that aspect." Coach Davidson

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Indiana, and spent eight years coaching and teaching in Missouri. Dr. Davidson has been at Peru State College for the past ten years. During the day he teaches classes such as Coaching Theory, Motor Development, Principles and History of Physical Education, and the Organization Administration of Physical Education. Butoncethree-thirty rolls around he then changes from a man in a shirt and tie to a man wearing sweats, because Dr. Davidson is the women's basketball coach. He has been

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;~ 'hristmas Madrigal nears Tim Bailey ru's Madrigal Singers are gearing up for the second annual Christmas Madrigal Dinner. For many of us, Christmas tradition is filled with memories of egg nog; '":oery, animated television shows; and of course the supposed fun of 1 ••. nging decorations. ARenaissance Madrigal Feast can also be an integral r·~st of your holiday memories. ir. Thomas Ediger, director of the Peru Madrigal Choir, explains what Aadrigal feast is. Dr. Ediger said, ''Essentially, a Madrigal Feast is an port\mityforpeopletogatherforamealandanevening'sentertainment. · cntctainment is in the style of something very similar to something might have been done during the Renaissance. You'll get to see the '.adrigal Singers in authentic Renaissance costumes performing a lot of ne ceremonial music for the evening. They also perform the after-dinner concert, which includes a lot of music for the Christmas season." 1\1usic is not the only entertainment to be provided at the feast According •o Ediger, a Court Jester will serve as the host of the evening and the Peru ··:ayers will present a brief play.Jugglers and magicians will also roam the audience to provide atmosphere. If music and merriment don't strike your fancy, how about great food? ~;ynonomous with Madrigal meals is an abundance of food and drink. Those who attend the Peru Madrigal Dinner will not be dissapointed as their nourishment will consist of a multi-course meal with a flarnirpudding for dessert. The dinner will be held on two consecutive nights, Dec.13 and 14 at 7 p.m. in the Peru State Student Center. Tickets are on sale now for a price of $13. For further information and for tickets, contact Dr. Ediger at (402) 8723353, contact any Madrigal Choir member, or write to Peru State College Department of Music; Attention: Dr. Thomas Ediger; Peru, NE 68421.

Beatty to speak on Monday Peru--James Beatty, a nationally known communications consultant, will speak to PSC minority students at 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25, i~ Room 228, TJ. Majors. His topic will be "Career Opportunities for Minority Students." Beatty, a native of Chicago, is a graduate of Doane College, according to Linda Warren, PSC placement director. He is now president of National Consulting Systems, a ielecommunications and consulting firm headquartered in Omaha. Beatty has over 20 years experience in the telecommunications field and was an integral part of the development of Omaha as a worldwide telemarketing and information processing center. He has worked extensively with communities across the country in developing information-based industries and creating thousands of jobs. In the evening, Beatty will address Bob Shively's Principles ofEconomic Development class on "The Role of telecommunications in Business Locations." The meeting with minority students is being coordinated by Dr. Spencer Davis, faculty advisor to the Multi-Cultural Affairs Committee, and Placement Director Warren.

THE PERU ST ATE College chapter of Kappa Delta P~ national honorary society in teacher education, will be led in 1991-92 by chapter advisor Dave Jensen, a PSC faculty member, and by Rebecca Staley, president; Brian Carlson,vice president; Cindy Dierberger, treasurer; and Sue Rokey, hiStorian. Not pictured is secretary Robin Anderson.--photo by Todd Gottula _

Judge Thomas' Survey

·Before the hearings regarding the allegations of sexual harassment from Prof. Anita Hill, did you support the nomination ofJudge Clarence Thomas to the U.S. Supreme Court? yes 47%

no 20%

Dr. James Thomas, chair of the . Business Division, will make a presentation to the Arkansas Retail Grocer'sAssociationinFayetteville . in December, as a continuation of his research in the retail grocery industry. Dr. Thomas has been conducting researchondishonestdeliverypractices in the retail grocery industry since 1984. His training video on proper receiving procedures, a result of this research, been purchased by 137 grocery stores nationwide. Among these are some of the largest grocery chains in the country.· The video has now been dubbed

into Portugese and Spapish and is being sold in Central and South America. Dr. Thomas' latest effort involves the use of computers in the direct store delivery process. EarJier this year he had a paper published on that topic at the National Decision . Sciences Institute meetings in San Diego, CA. He will be presenting further research at the .Midwest Academy ofManagementmeetings in San Antonio, TX, next March. During this semester he has also made presentations to the PennsylvaniaRetailMerchantsAssociation, the Texas Retail Grocers Association,andTheFoodMarketinginstitute in Charleston, SC.

no opinion 33%

After the allega:tions by Prof. Hill, did you approve of Judge ,Thomas' nomination'? yes 54%


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How good of a job do you feel Judge Tllo mas will do on the Supreme Court? Excellent 14% Good 36% Fair 19% Poor 26% no opinion 5% Do you think that the hearings concerning Prof. Hill's allegations should have been on public television? yes22%


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How would you rate the performance of the U.S. Senate in handling the allegations from Prof. Hill and the subsequent hearings? Excellent 6% Good 20% Fair 25% Poor 49% no opinion 0%

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Government jobs are now available Peru--The federal government is back into the employment picture again after at least a 10-year absence, according to Linda Warren, PSC placement director. · After looking at projections on the small number of people who will be available for employment in the upcoming years, the federal government is concerned, as are other employers, according to Warren. For that reason, the government is back on campuses, recruiting. At the same time, new civil service exams have been instituted. Being declared invalid by the courts over the past several years, the exams have been rewritten and are now called Administrative Careers with America Examinations (ACWA)coveringsixoccupationaJ groups:

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Cagers tournament winners by Times Staff

Led by All-Tourney selections Fred Ward and Matt Motley, the Peru State men's basketball team reigned as champions of the 1991 PSC Basketball Invitational last weekend at the Al Wheeler Activity Center. Coach John Gibbs' Bobcats, 3-1 posted a 79-65 victory over Grand View on Friday, and an 85-74 triumph over Bellevue College on Saturday enroute to the tourney title. The Vikings claimed consolation honors by getting past Park College, 71-61.

Mann plays well Senior center Garrett Mann paced four players in double figures against Grand View with 15 points, hitting 7of12 shots from the floor. Ward, a 5-10 junior guard, added 13 points, seven steals and six assists, while Motley and fellow senior

forward Michael Woolsey shipped in 11 apiece. · Woolsey'sgamehigh 12rebounds helped the 'Cats dominate the Vikings in the rebound department, 55-41. PSC broke away from a slim 3433 halftime margin by holding Grand View to just nine secondhalf field goals and 30 percent shooting. Mann turned in his second strong performance in as many nights on Saturday in the title game against Bellevue, topping a balanced attack with 19 points and 12 rebounds. Ward scored 16 points and had nine assists, while juniors Greg Snipes and Rod. Green added 14 and 12 points respectively, and Motley 10.

All-tourney team Joining Ward and Motley on the All-TourneyTeamwereBellevue's James Benford and Frank Egan,

Senate Review by Robin Anderson Senate Reporter

and Darnell Robertson of Grand View. Park's Olin Shum was crowned the slam dunk contest winner in between Friday's games, whilePSC's Green, a transfer from Cisco (Tex.) Junior College, was crowned winner of the 3-point shootout. The Bobcats meet Central Methodist College and Northeast Missouri State this weekend in consecutive road games.

Quick Fact: ·Peru State's football team has qualified for the NAIA Division II playoffs for the third straight year, a school record.. ~

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The Senate met Oct. 30. The first order of business, the Women's Information Network constitution, was brought up by the Political C'ommittee. The Senate passed the constitution for the Women's Inforr.1ation Network. United Ministries of Higher Education reported that Dr. Lundak was forced to resi!;"Il his position as interim minister. Dr. Esther Divney is his replacement. Her office hours are from 10 a.m.-12 noon on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Arrangements to see her can be made through Linda Warren.

Yearbook report given The latest report on the yearbook was given; last year's yearbook will be printed. It was then decided that a survey table concerning the yearbook and publication fee should be set up to gather student opinion. A question was raised about the computer lab hours. The Senate was asked to talk to students and bring opinion back to the next meeting. The need to utilize the organizational board was brought up. It was decided to re-order a plaque to replace the one that was lost. The Senate's next meeting was Nov. 6. The Executive Committee had met with Dr. Burns on Oct. 31. Areport on what was discussed was given. Official college bodies then gave their reports. The Student Judicial Board heard one case Nov. 6. General Studies has been discussing the Rising Junior Exam, including the consequences of students failing it and the test's cost. The survival kit letters have been stuffed and addressed. Senate approved the kit's contents. The supplies will be purchased from Corner Market.

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Cats lose in Metrodome Classic by Jon Kruse

After coming off a strong win at Midland Lutheran college in Fremont, the PSC football team felt goodgoingintolastSunday'sgame against NAIA Division I foe Morehead State University. The Bobcats played the Dragons in the third game of the kickoff classic at the Metrodome in Minneapolis, MN.

The Bobcats proved again that they can compete with some of the nations best NAIA teams. The cats "really played their hearts out," despite the final outcome of the game, 43-32. Disappointment was themain feeling at the end of the game as Head coach Lou Saban explained, "I was disappointed because we had a chance to win against a very fine football team." •

Computer lab hours were again discussed. The Senate feels that the hours are satisfactory for now but might need to be changed in the future. A committee was set up l9 buy letters for the organizational board. A list of organization's names, meeting places and times will be posted. To be included, the organization must meet at least once a month. ' The resu1~ froln ihe yearbook survey showed that1 majority of students want a yearbook this year and in the future. · A lot of the scoring was done in the firstquarter.MSU quarterbackBob Concern about Rising Junior Exam JoneshitsplitendMarkKunzeona A student voiced his concern about the Rising Junior Exam. He feels that 36-yard touchdown pass with 14:22 the test should not be a requirement for graduation if it is not stated in the left in the quarter. But PSC recatalog. The Senate is going to inquire about this. As of now, the test spondedquickly.SeniorkickerRon ;emains a requirement for graduation. ;Shaneyfelt booted a 51-yard field Last on the agenda for new business was Barb Lewellen. She brought up ' goal to put the Bobcats on the board the idea of improving the student center and recreational activities. She with 12:00 left in the first quarter. asked for Senate's thoughts. The Senate is to talk to other students and On the next MSU possesion, Keith gather opinion on the the idea. This will be discussed further at the next Bohn had a seven yard touchdown meeting. run to put the score at 13-3.

Sophomore receiver Mike Rucker then returned the MSU kickoff 58 yards. Fullback Joe Parks and wide receiver Cory catterson had big plays to put the Cats in good field position. Nate Bradley squeezed in on a quarterback sneak behind the blocking of the PSC linemen with 8:00 left in the first quarter. Shaneyfelt added the PAT to make the score 13-10. Junior Juan Steele then intercepted an MSU pass and returned it 28 yards to set up a 61-yard touchdown pass from Bradley to Rucker, who went in untouched for six. Holder Aaron Bailey then lofted a pass to Parks for the two-point conversion with 5:56 left in the first quarter to give PSC an 18-10 lead. MSU then went on a scoring run with 17 unanswered points in the second quar,ter to make the halftime score 18-30. The Cats came out in the second quarter and scored on their first possession. Bradley hit Catterson on an eight-yard touchdown pass to tighten thescoreto25-30with 13:04 left in the third quarter. MSU scored on a 17-yard yard pass with 9:00 left in the third quarter. The conversion attempt failed and the score remained 36-25.

The scoring was silent until the fourth quarter when tailback Mark Whitaker sc;ored on a four yard nm to make the. score 32-36. That was as close as :the Cats would get as MSU scored with 1:16 left in the game. Linebacker Stephen Gaines said, ''We had a chance to upset a team but fell a bit short "It wa:; great experience for us, as well a,; something that will prepare us \vcll for the playoffs next week. We re ally played our hearts out"

"Playoff Game" from 1 to schedule a game, anytime, any,where, but because of conference regulations and bylaws, Peru was unable to schedule one. So, Peru asked Wayne State to forfeit the cancelled game which would have gone down as a ~for the Bobcats to give them the eight games. However, Wayne State declined to do this. Then, Peru had to send an appeal to the Championship Competition SubcommitL:; of the NAIA, to see if they would k: · Peru in under these circumsta;::e~. OnNov.11 thedecisionwasmad1 to allow the Peru State football ;:c;.;r;_ a cha:::::c to defend its na!i::mal cham;;:unship title in the 99: plarc ··



Frank "The Tank" teaches lesson....

More to sports than winning Head Coach Dick Strittmatter's Auburn Bulldog football team beat Omaha Cathedral 34-6 three weeks ago to end the season 5-4. No, I'm not writing about the team because I graduated from Auburn High School and played for Strittmatter. I'm writing because one of theirplayers made me realize that sometimes there is more to a game than the final score. Frank Critser was a senior on this year's Bulldog team. He stands 5'10" and weighs 262 pounds. Frank, "the tank," as known by many, was not your typical senior football player. As most of us are aware, seniors usually st:ut and get a lot of playing time and media attention. Well, Frank never started a varsity game and didn't even play until three weeks ago in the last game of his senior season. You see, Frank is not a great physical specimen. He can't bench press 300 pounds, he doesn't run the 40 yard dash in 4.5 seconds and he can't even come close to dunking a basketball. Knowing he had limited athletic ability didn't stop him though. He went out for the team his sophomore year and stuck with football all the way to his final game as a senior. When I was a senior, I had1the privilege of watching Frank in practice. Many times I looked back after sprints and saw Frank running

in last place as hard as he could all the way to the finish. I remember watchinghimonthescoutteam. He got knocked down play after play, yet he always got up. And who could forget the time his practice pants split in the rear during a blocking drill! Wealllaughed,andFrank laughed with us. To be honest, I thought Frank would never last through the season. Butldidseethathehadagreat attitude and always put what was best for the team ahead of his personal goals.

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I didn't hear much of Frank Critser my first year here atPSC. I read the local paper but never really saw his name. He never received player of the game honors, had his picture in the paper or had a story with his name in it. I figured he gave up on football. But, at the beginning of the sea-

son, I saw his name on the roster. I was a little surprised, but the more I thought about it, the less shocking it became. I was glad to see he didn't quit, so I watched Frank at every game to see if he got to play. But he remained on the sideline. In Auburn's last game the team's star back scored one of his three touchdowns. All of a sudden I see Critser, an offensive lineman who hadn't played a varsity down ever, lining up in the backfield for the 2point conversion. The snap was bobbled, and he didn't get to carry the ball. Frank, as well as the crowd, was a little disappointed. But Critser had better luck later. He carried the ball once for a five yard gain and recorded two tackles on defense. He received a standing ovation from the crowd when he came off the field after his carry. You could tell Frank was on the top of the world! Auburn High School has some very good football players, but Frank Critser's five minutes of playing time taught me more about athletics than any of Auburn's starters could have. He doesn't have great physical ability, a lot of statistics or a bunch of clippings to put in a scrapbook, but Frank Critser has something you need to be a success in today's world and something a lot of other athletes would love to have: Heart!

First playoff game Nov. 23 by Times staff

The Peru State College Bobcats will travel for their seventh road game of the season in Saturday's NAIA Division Ilfootball play-offs. But you won't hear any complaints from coachesorplayers with PSC's first-round pairing. The defending national champion Bobcats,5-3,willmaketheshort75 mile trip to Lincoln to play No. 16 Nebraska Wesleyan University at 1:30 p.m. at Abel Stadium. "The feeling here is upbeat," said PSC Coach Lou Saban. "We're exciied to be in the play-offs again. Really, it's a new season for us, but agi-eatinanythingscanalsochange injhe play-offs. There's n9 tomo~~ .• '"- row, so you have t.O give it your best shotoryou'reout.Iguessthat'sone of the great things about the playoffs." Tomorrow almost never came for either PSC or NWU. Peru State received an exemption last week to waive the requirement for a minimum of eight regular-season games before Nov. 1.6. Wesleyan, meanwhile,latchedontothefinalat-large berth when Campbellsville, KN dropped 11 spotsto21stinSunday's

final poll with a 63-14 loss to No. 2 Georgetown, and No. 14 Friends wasrefusedabidduetoaconference limitation. While the Plainsmen were secretly a popular choice among PSC players (the Bobcats have five players on the roster from Lincoln schools), Saban said he had no preference. "It really made no difference to me whatsoever," Saban said. ''The fact weareplayingNebraskaWesleyan and it is an in-state rivalry means there should be a lot of emotion on the field." Peru State and Wesleyan have not played since_ an early meeting in 1989 in a year w~c~ .both teams· advanc~ to.the p1v,1'.'1?.U. U playoffsat>ut 1ost m theOIJCmng-Tmhid • · the Bo1?cats to Baker, KS and the Plainsmen to Chaciton..Stat'e.. . Wesleyan won over PSC 1~ the contest, 38-35, after recovenng _a key fumble on its' own 3 yard line with two minutes left, and later sacking quarterback Nate Bradley with 46 seconds left to preserve the win. Bradley had one of his best games ever the last time he faced NWU, completing 31of55 passes for 379 yards.

Wesleyan' s offense is led by senior running back Bobby Wright, who ranks among the Division II's leading rushers with a 116-yard average. but Saban said he expects to see the Plainsmen air it out, too. NWU has rotated two quarterbacks this season, Ben Huls and Jeff Lindquist, and used a form of the no-huddle offense on occasion. ''They run a one-back set most of the time," the first-year coach said. ''They do put the ball in the air a lot, so it should be a busy afternoon for our secondary."

LORA WIIlTE blocks a shot during PSC's 65-61 season-opening basketball victory over Concordia. White scored nine points and had a game-high 15 ·!bounds.--photo by Todd Gottula

PSC Ladies victorious over rated Concor·dia by Times Staff

Thi:: Peru State College women's basketball team proved to be too tall an order for Concordia to fill last Saturday afternoon. PSC's much taller front line outscored the Bulldogs 54-23 and held a 51-28 advantage on the boards, leading the Lady Bobcats to a 65-61 season-opening victory at the Al Wheeler Activity Center. Coach Wayne Davidson's squad, 1-0, defeated Avila College in Kansas City, MO, Tuesday night, and will host Lincoln University tonight in a 6 p.m. tip-off at the Wheeler Center. Tamir Anderson, a 6-1 sophomore center from Omaha, took gamehigh scoring honors with 14 points. Senior forward Carlotta Watson added 13 points and sophomore transfer Sanja Simidzija 11. Peru State's rebound edge was led by Lora White, a 5-10 sophomore, and Simidzija, who each pulled down .


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15. Anderson, who connected on 6 of 10 field goals, grabbed 12. Traci Leggett paced Concordia, 1-1, with 13 points. The Lady Bobcats swept Lincoln University last season, including a 72-60 triumph at the Wheeler Center.

Wedding, LaBrie on All-District volleyball team by Times Staff

Peru State College setter Margo LaBrie and middle hitter Bev Wedding have been named to the honorable mention list of the 1991 NAIA All-District 11 volleyball team in a vote of the District coaches. Nationally-ranked Hastings College placed the most players on the 12-member first team with five se· lections. Doane followed with three. while Concordia, Chadron. State. Midland-Lutheran, and the College otst. ~ 1<ach h{ld ope. _ LaBrie, a senior from Doniphan .. brpkqingle-season and car~er se' assist marks this year with totals ol 1,380 and 2,749 respectively. She fmished fourth in the district in as· sists per game, tied for third in ser· vice aces per game, and ninth ir digs per game. Wedding was the Lady Bobcats' main go-to player offensively. The 5-8 graduate of Norris High Schoo notched team highs in kills (517) kills per game (3.29), hitting per· centage (.243), and attacks (1,305)



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Can the Cats do it fot number two? by Jon Kruse

kota, the Cats came back to win by Afourth-quarter rally lifted the PSC a touchdown. 路 football team to yet another play- "We had some panic to be honest," off victory against a tough Mid- senior quarterback Nate Bradley western State University foe at said. "I thought of Dickinson State Wichita Falls, TX, last Saturday. last year, and I think that's what got With the help of a strong fourth- - us through the game today. The quarter wind, the Bobcats put 15 deficit wasn'tas big, but the crowed points on the board in the final min- was more involved." utes of the game enroute to a 28-24 A number ofBobcats figured in the quarterfinal win, sealing off the In- fourth-quarter scoring. Senior full路 dians' hopes of continuing in the back Joe Parks helped by capping national play-offs. an 83-yard drive with a one-yard The Bobcats will next fly to touchdown run. Bradley then hit Georgetown, KY, for a Dec. 14 senior tailback Mark Whitaker on a semifinal game in the 1991 NAIA pass for the two-point conversion Division II play-offs. with 8:05 left in the game, to cut the In last year's quarterfinals, PSC score to 24-21. pulled of a similar fete. Down by 20 Senior receiver Cory Catterson also to Dickinson State of North Dacaught passes of 27 and 16 yards, and Whitaker had a 24-yard reception on the first fourth-quarter scoring drive. That's when the PSC defense took over and forced the Indians to punt. The offense then drove from their own 46 to take the lead on Whitaker's one-yard sweep into the end zone. The Indians had one last chance to See page 4 come back, but PSC iihebacker Stephen Gaines stuffed the Indians' Close-up and quarterback for an 11-yard loss on personal with senior fourth and three, which gave the Bobcat football Botx:ats the ball with 59 seconds players on page 8 left in the game.




News-in-briefs on pages 3 & 6 Farewell "From the Other Side of the Desk... " on page 5 Letters to the editor on page 2


See Bobcat football on page 8

SENIOR TAILBACK Mark Whitaker follows the block of offensive tackle Craig Moraski during last Saturday's NAIA Division II play-off game. Whitaker scored 14 points in the game, including two touchdowns and a twopoint c01;versi..m.路 路?hoto by Bonnie Henzel

Lesson of risk comes from hostage experience F 0 L


by Laura Osborne Editor-in-Chiet

This article contains opinions of the author.

As Dr. Daryl Long, professor of science, has bef;n prone to state lately, everything involves some amount of risk. No matter what it is we are doing, there is risk involved. Sometimes, the risks aren't readily visible. At other times, they are quite obvious. Being an American living in the Middle East during the second half

of the 1980' s would be one of those obvious risk situations. Yet~ many Americans did choose to live in that turbulent, American-hating area. And seven American civilians paid for taking such risks. I grew up for the most part in that decade, which means that, for me, a natural part of my learned vocabulary was the words "terrorism and hostages." I guess I really didn't fully understand at the time w_hat it meant for seven Americans to be taken and held hostage for years in Lebanon. But this past month as all of our American hostages were

freed, I finally saw the full picture. chained with shackles, confineJ n Terry Anderson's story has made cells, held in solitary at times and the biggest impression on me being allowed to go to the bathroom compared to those of the other only once every day? I most cerhostages. Perhaps it's because he's tainly can't. a member of the Associated Press. And yet, Anderson returned with a At any rate, I watched on television certain kind of peace about him that as a man who had been stripped of caught me off guard. He holds his freedom for seven years saw, for practically no bitter feelings toward the first time since his abduction, his captors for all they put him his sister, wife, old press buddies through and deprived him of. He and a daughter who was born dur- commented in one of his many press ing his captivity. I cannot even be- conferences that his Catholic faith gin to comprehend what he must carried him thrnugh those scv..:n have felt as he endured those seven See Anderson's years. Can you imagine being release on page 3





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Time for a change?

Smoke in Bob-In": annoying Concerns remain over Rising Junior Exam


An issue that has been in debate the past few weeks is the movcrrn:nt to i·nstill no-smoking policies in public institutions. Case in point: the new Clarkson Hospital (Omaha) policy that all employees must be smoke-free while on Clarkson property with the exception of a few designated smoking areas. Should a no-smoking policy be instilled campus-wide at PSC? . . The current college policy states that smoking is prohibited in all campus buildings with the following exceptions: 1) the AW AC lobby, 2) the Student Center TV lounge and 3) .the Bob Inn. Presently, some smokers are violating this policy by smoking in the Student Center study room. However, signs concerning the policy aren't posted in the area. Specifically, we wish to address the issue of smoking in the Bob Inn. RecenJly, the Student Senate conducted an impromptu poll as a part of the National SmokeoutDay. Thepoll was conducted at random from 11 :00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Swdent Center. One-hundred-sixty-two students and faculty/ staff ans we red yes or no to the single question of the poll, "The current policy of the college allows smoking in the Bob Inn and TV lounge. Should smoking be prohibited in the.Student Center?" Seventy-three persons (45%) felt smoking should not be prohibited while 89 people (55%) felt it should be prohibited. We agree with the majority of the poll answerees. Smoking, in the Bob Inn especially, infringes upon the rights of nonsmokers. It is very unappetizing to try to eat a meal when cigarette smoke is constantly swirling around. The Bob Inn is not properly ventilated, which means that even separating smokers into their own smoking section is not a feasable thought. Passive smoking has been proven to be very harmful. This fact has led pregnant commuter students to prefer going without a meal rather than taking the risk of entering the smoke-filled Bob Inn to get food. · Smoking has no place in such a small establishment that cannot properly ventilate to compensate for the smoke. Maybe total campus-wide prohibition of smoking isn't the answer. However, the Bob Inn certainly is no place foritto be allowed. The policy needs to be reviewed because nonsmokers have the right to be able to study and eat in a healthy environment.

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Editor: I'd like to respond to Times opinions article (Nov. 18, 1991): Rising Junior Exam at PSC raises unnecessary concern. That article states the following: "Even the Legal and Academic Officer of the NebraskaStateCollegeSystem,Dr. Larry Schultz, published a letter to PSC implying that he has no major problem with implementing the test, as· long as the administration does not have a set score that a student haS'tO attain to graduate." · I have read Dr. Larry Schultz's letter, however, and I think, according to what he said, that he does indeed have problems, or, as he stated, other considerations concerning the Rising Junior Exam. He interpreted the college's disclaimer (the college reserves the right to repeal, oramend rules, regulations, tuitions and fees, and may withdraw, add to or modify courses orprograms)inthismanner: "Based on this statement, it appears that entering students have been put on notice that requirement$ for graduation may change and that an examination such as the 'Rising Junior . Exam' may now be required for graduation." "Another consideration, however, is whether changing graduation requirements at will and without reasonable notice, whether in the General Catalog or some other manner, is the best policy or in. the best interest ofstudents and the college." "Based on these considerations and in the interest of fairness, if it is . PSC's intent to require a successful , completion of the 'Rising Junior Exam' as a condition for graduation, it is the recommendation of this official that this new require-

tion. The campus resistance to this meilt affect only next year's enter- . resolution, not yet passed by the ing freshmen class, and the classes administration, is understandable that follow thereafter, and that no- and can hardly be deemed an "untice for this provision be given by necessary concern." Students should amending the 1992-93 catalog to beencouragedtotalkabouttheexam reflect this new graduation require- and tpe questions I have heard them ment" · discussing. For instance, "If I pass At present the administration is all my classes, but get a low grade requiring students take the "Rising -on the exam and am not allowed to Junior Exam," and it is a graduation graduate, aren't I entitled to a full requirement refund?", an interesting question Finally, I want to respond to the and worth discussing. Or this perfollowing from the Times edito- ceptive statement, "The exam prorial: ". . .· to the non-traditional gram itself, now in its third year at studentwhodoesn'tagreewithhav- PSC, should be subject to periodic ing to take the test because of his or evaluation." These are important her age, we can see your point, yet contributions to a discussion that " has not yet been resolved to the Yet what? Whatasnowjob. There satisfaction of many students and is absolutely no connection be- should not be called "whining" or tween whether or not a student·is "arguing" by the editors. Promote fresh out of high school, transfer, discussion from students, don't try non-traditional, or otherwise. The to stifle it. point is are we, the students, going Another distressing note in your to allow the course catalog to be editorial is the emphasis placed on manipulated like clay. Is this a one competitiveness. Cooperation, not timedeal,orwillitsetprecedentfor competition, is the key to success. future manipulation of course cata- Competition is .derisive and counlogs? terproductive in the business world as well as in the academic world. Rod Beyke The "Be good competitors," school ofthoughtisoutmoded. CEOsno~ Should cooperation emphasize their need for team playbe more of an issue? ers, not competitors. In my classes, we have a high Editor: regard for peer cooperation. It's The Rising Junior Exam does not impossible to motivate students ta seem as threatening when viewed · communicate if the climate is comas a barometer of our successes at petitive. Cooperation has proven a PSC. This test could provide useful "valuable tool for speech students. experience for both faculty and stu- As one student commented last se~ mester, "I learned ... [in my Speech dents. However, it appears that accep- 152 class] and made many lasting tance of the exam will be achieved friendships there." .Rebecca Hasty only if the scores of this test are not Adjunct Faculty used as a requirement for gradua-

Farewell 1991; welcome 1992

Readers invited to submit ideas to Times a wide variety of stories, columns and editorials. Our feature stories ranged from polls on important figThe semester is almost over, and the staff of the PSC Times would ures, such as Senator Bob Kerrey like to bid everyone farewell for the and Judge Clarence Thomas, to aryear 1991 andwelcomeyou to 1992. ticles concerning the activities on This past semester the Times ran Peru State campus, such as PBL, choir and the art aepartment. - - - - - - - - - - - - Our ''Person of the Week" ano Letter to the Editor policy "The Other Side of the Desk" colThe Peru State Times welcomes umns, plus "Time-Out with Todd" all letters to the editor. All letters ran on the Campus Scenes and to the editor, cartoons, or articles Sports pages respectively in each should be signed by the individual issue. Our editorials primarily conperson or persons writing them and will be published at the dis- cernedcampusissuesandproblems cretion of the editors. The Peru such as the Rising Junior Exam and State Times reserves the right to ·dogs ro~in? on. campus. . ed 1·t· all 1ett ers to th e editor. Send The Times is sull . not sure .1f you, t . It Edit th p Stat thereader,areseemgeverythingyou m.a ena o: or,. e eru e would like to see in the paper. Do Times, Campus Mail, Peru State 1 you have story ideas or suggestions College, Peru, Nebraska, 68421. , for the paper? No problem. If you

by Kellie A. Johnson

have a story idea and would like to share it with the Times , please drop off the story or idea for consideration at Box 120 at the PSC mailroom. Anyone with a college education canwrite,soifyouwantmoreoutof your paper--just let the staff know. If your work is published, it is an excellent way to show future employers how versatile you can be, no matter what your area ofstudy is. For spring semester of 1992, the Times would like to put a cartoonist on the staff. The newspaper advisor would also like to talk to anyone intere$ted in reporting or photographing for the Times. Interested people should contact Dr. Dan Holtz in room 203, in the Fine Arts building. 1


Students from area schools take technology workshop "'l>eru--Students from 11 regional high schools took part in the Peru ~:'ta! College Industrial Technology and Education (ITE) Open House anr Workshop, held Nov. 21. . . . A total of 55 student'>, plus their teachers, were involved m the event noted Rob Evans, assistant professor of industrial arts. . . . SessiOns were held on topics including computer aided design, pnnc1ple~ of flight, desk top publishing, and oxyacetylene welding of aluminum Evans said. Sessions were led by PSC faculty including Evans, Dr.Lester Russell professor of industrial arts, and Ross Udey, instructor of 1ndus~al arts. PSC students Dave Helms, a senior from Auburn, and Kevm Frey, ; junior from DuBois, also led workshop sessions, as did L~ Peterson o Auburn High School and Lyle Stewart of Johnson-Brock HIÂĽh. Participating schools were Auburn, Nemaha Valle~, Blarr, Farragu (Iowa), Johnson-Brock, Humboldt, Southeast Consolidated, Nebrask:. City, Dorchester, Omaha Bryan, and Yutan.

PSEA busy in fall semester PERU ST ATE College senior David Jones demonstrates how a core is made in the casting a group of area high school students. The students were attending PSC's Industrial Technology in EducaC m (ITE) Open House and Workshop on Nov. 21.--photo by Rob Evans

by Kris Citrin

The Peru Student Education Association (PSEA) has been extreme!_ active during the last few months. According to Dr. Anthony Citrir; associate professor of education and PSEA advisor, PS EA has been ver. busy with activities and conferences. Currently they are selling PSC 1 shirts and sweatshirts, which can be purchased from any PSEA membe or Df. Citrin for $10-15, to raise money for their organization. Recent!; they sent six student representatives to the State Fall Leadership Confer ence in Lincoln. ¡ As well as being busy with conferences, PSEA also has assisted witl many fund raisers: two of the most recent were a spaghetti dinner giver by Peru Daycare and a Social Studies open house at Johnson-Brock where they provided the refreshments. All of the activities for next semester are not yet planned but PSEA i: planning to send people to the State Leadership Conference and have more fund raisers. When asked how he felt PS EA was doing this year, Dr. Citrir said, "this is one of the most active years in PSEA, we have a ver; commited and active group of executive officers."

Christmas celebrating is overdone by Chan Crooker

Christmas, it seems, stirts the day after Thanksgiving and lasts clear through the middle of Jan1,1ary. Now, don't get me wrong I like Christmas, and I definitely like the extended vacation that goes with it, but by the middle of January I'm tired of 'Old Saint Nick' and all of the decorations. Towns are starting to put up Christmas decorations earlier arid earlier every year it seems. The malls are the worst though. I went to a mall in Omaha the day after Thanksgiving and it

Anderson's release from page 1 years. To me, his faith plainly shows, and I'm glad to see it. I don't know if the captors were speaking truthfully when then told Anderson that they weren't going to ta:ke civilian hostages any more. What's to stop them from doing this again if they wanted to? What I do know is that America has been through aseven-yearlria:I that hit us all at a personal level. The American hostages weren't soldiers sent off to fight knowing that becoming a prisoner of war was a possibility. They were civilians, tryingtogoaboutsomewhatnormal lives working at regular jobs. The hostages could have been anyone. As Anderson noted, all the captors cared about was having Americans in their grasp. I wish that I could tum back time for a:ll seven of the Americans held

was filled with CHRISTMAS! They even have Christmas stores open all year round now with nothing but Christmas apparel in them - fill year round! Christmas is a wonderful holiday but doesn't it kind of ruin the great expectations if you start expecting them at the end of November. I remember when I used to get my parents up at 6:30 every Christmas morning because I couldn't wait to see what was in that package under the tree, but now I hurry downstairs because it's finally here, we are

fina:lly going to get Christmas over with so I don't have to listen to the Christmas carols anymore or look at all of the decorations.... wrong! As soon as you step outside the next day you know you're wrong, a:ll of the malls have their post-Christmas sales on, and just to keep you in the spirit of buying, they play the same old Christmas carols. ' I know that I sound like a Scrooge, but Christmas is wearing me out. At least I don't have to participate in the church's Christmas play anymore!

hostage for so long. I wish I could muchsaidaboutpeacea:ndgoodwill. give them back the time they missed Let's hope that, starting with this with family and friends and just the . Christmas, pe'ace and goodwill cait good old American lifestyle with be something that are a part of eva:ll the freedoms that we tend to ta:ke eryday life for all of the world. for granted. But I can't, no one can. Allthatanyofuscandoisremember the !rial and try to learn from the experience. There are things that happen that we can't control. Being a member of a nation can mean that we may be forced to pay for the ideals of our country that other countries and peoples do not like or agree with. It is a risk that we ta:ke on when we become a member of this nation. I hope and pray that the freed hostages will have a:Il of the richest blessings of life now that they are home. But more than that, I pray that America will never have to be held hostage like this again. During the Christmas season there is always

Good luck in Kentucky Bobcats!

Fashion show needs models !

Peru--Students who would like to be models for the annual fashion sho\.\ are encouraged to volunteer in Placement, Ad 105. The show will b< Thursday, Feb. 27 at I I a.m. during the convocatfon hour in the cafeteria A first this year will be the opportunity to present the show on the day o. the business contest for high school students who will also be schedulet to see the show. The models will be ta:keri to Lincoln to select clothing from several store: and will be given training on how to model. The purpose of the fashion show is to show students how to dress fo interviews and careers, in addition to showing them the latest fashions. The deadline for signing up to be a model is Jan. 17. If auditions an needed, they will be held Jan. 20 at 12 p.m. in the Live Oak Room Approximately 20 students will be needed, 10 women and 10 men.

Campus minister is on duty Peru--The new interim campus minister, Rev. George Harrison, h:t> arrived. His office hours are 10 a.m. to I p.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. The office is temporarily located in Tl Majors room 103. Rev. Harrison, who likes to. be called George, recently retiml after 26 years as a caseworker for the Minnesota prison system. He has :ilso served as minister for the Disciples of Christ denomination. Rev. Harrison is available for counseling sessions any time. He can he reached at the parsonage, 872-5905, or at the Peru Community Church. 872-3905. He received his theological training from Lincoln Christian Seminary ir Illinois and a guidance and counselling degree from Fort Hayes College ir Kansas. R~v. Harrison follows Dr. Esther Di vney, who served a.~ cam pus mini st l' fora short time this semester after Rev. Tom Osborne's move to !lasting'


Band endures cold weather to play at game in Fremont bJ7 Jennifer Mortensen

LIZ BAUMAN, a junior elementary education major, teaches a lesson on measurement to the kindergarten through fifth grades at the Peru Elementary School. This project was the on-site experience for Bauman and 16 other elementary education majors for the Teaching Math in Elementary Schools class taught by Dr: Ralph Thorpe, associate professor of education. Dr. Thorpe has been talcing his students out to teach lessons m area schools for almost four years.--photo by Scott Udey

Would anyone out there like to know what playing an instument on a very cold football field is like? If so,justaskanybandmember. And if you would like to try it, then talk to Mr. Van Oyen, band director, about joining next fall. On Saturday, Nov. 9, at 8 im. we met our bus driver, Fred, who seemed to be a rather friendly and Jun type of guy, but he did have two rules that we had to follow on his bus. They were (1) we had to call him Fred and not Mr. Bus Driver, and (2) we had to have a good time. After meeting Fred, we started our road journey to Fremont We arrived at Fremont's empty Memorial Field at 10 a.m. and immediately hit the field to practice. We did not do our field show as planned, due to the conditions of the field. During the game, we continued to do our best, cheering on the football team. We had to do something tokeepourselveswarm. We weren't as lucky as a few of the band members who had some delicious hot chocolate to keep them w~ and

going. Although mo5~ of us were successful at keeping warm, there were a few cases of what Paula Czirr (one of our wild. and crazy percussionists) calls "band comas". Band comas are caused by pe.ople burying themselves to keep warm. Usually they do not come out or move for what seems hours. Jill Lewis (another one of our percussionists) and Meredith Kerins (a trumpetplayer)were the only known cases of these comas. I think somebody should have revived these individuals with some hot chocolate. · After departing from the field, we stopped at Valentino's to pick up our large order of pizza and drinks. We managedto eat it all as we rode home without messing up Fred's bus.

Quote of the week "We said there warn 't no home like a raft, after ~:ll. Otherplaces do seem so cramped up and smothery, but a raft don't" Mark Twain

Native of Ethiopia enjoying pre.medical studies at PSC by Thomas M. Hyde Bruk Getachew (pronounced GeTach-oo) is a freshman pre-medical major wilh a 3.6 G.P.A. To maintain his G.P.A., Bruk has had to sacrifice many things: his time, money and some sleep. Bruk decided to go to Peru because Emeabet Taddesse (a former PSC student who had the . same major as he did), toId hun about it. Bruk met her while in Washington,D.C. and often wrote to her. It was through her letters that Bruk found out about PSC. Helikedtheideaofasmallschool, with a small studenHeacher ratio. Although Bruk still likes PSC, he says that sometimes it does gel boring, because there are really no programs for foreign students at PSC. Bruk says he plans to go to mt>dical school to become a doctor and that he would like to specialize in cardiology. he i> a member of the

·'Ii is nut the tip ofthe moun'ain that supports it, it is the

,·ides." Bruk Getachew ~lulticultural Committee, the honors program and the Fellowsh ir of Christian Athletes but he · s~11ti that at PSC there need to be more opportunities for Christian . fellowship. Rruk said that his philosophy of.

life is that if you are really determined to do something to plan

the way that Bruk was working in the general chemistry class. He

Per"'on oif th e l"lI k ff ee ahead you do anything. He said thatBrukwouldhaveagood 1 Al


also said, (quoting from an unc known source), "Itisnotthetipof themour.tainthatsupportsit;itis · the sides."Wh at Bruk was saymg metaphorically is that people

Bruk Getachew should not try to attain the goal just for its own sake. He said that the goal that you set should alsb be enjoyed in the work that it takes to attain it He. said that you have to plan ahead, that you have to hang on and keep going, to think of the final benefits, and you have to enjoy the process to get there. · Dr. David Pippert, Brok's general chemistry professor, said that he is, "an outgoing, friendly student, regular in attendance." Dr. Pippert also was impressed with

chanceofbecomingadoctorifhe works hard at it. Bruk,formerlyofAddisAbaba, le.ft Ethiopia at 16,becauseofthe civil war. He said it was very difficult to get out of there becauseofit. Heal so said that young men are drafted into the army as soon as they can hold a rifle. Unlike the draft in the United

States, young men cannot get out fth" draf "fth . 0 is teveni eyaregomg to college or have a government job. Bruk also srud that even if you serve in thearmy,youcan be drafted again. In Ethiopia, thereare ISO differentethnicgroupsand 7Sdifferent languages. This isofa these majorethnic prob!em since many groups want t.o break away from therestofEthiopiaandform their own nation. Bruk said that his native Ianguage in Ethiopia, Amharic, is

very difficult to learn, compared to English. He felt that it was difficult to adjust to America because he first went to a non-denominational Christian school in Kentucky. He said it was hard to adjust there because you had to get up early, there was a strict dresscode(hadtowearveryplain clothing), you couldn't talk to other girls and you couldn't stay up late without permission. It is evident that if Bruk pursues hisgoalsandenjoysthehardwork in getting there, he will become a cardiologist.





Enter an entirely different environment...

Unique senior art Show being exhibited at PSC gallery '



TERENCE WENZL stands next to part of ills senior art exhibit now showing in "f'SC's Art Gallery. Wenzl's exhibit, unlike many past shows, is an "installation" in which the whole space in the gallery becomes part of the exhibit.--photo by Scott Udey

."Other side of the desk" column plays its last role in the ·rimes' final issue of 1991 From the Other Side of the


by Martin Jacobsen Z74M&ii dill.

All good t.11ings must come to an end. Like it or not, the end must come. Nineteen ninety-one is nearing its end, andending with it will be this column, or in any event, my writing it.

and grades, ~ut also in the sense of creating the column; meeting those who agreed to be the subjects of the interviews; and above all, applying the things I have learned not only in journalism and English classes but in ALL of the classes Ihave taken. It has become quite clear to me that the liberal education contained in the general studies program that I have so ardently tried to promote through this column is the most important factor in my having been able to continually produce it. I would like to thank Mrs. Crook, Mr. Lewellen, Mr. Fegan, and Mr. Tabata; and Drs. Long, Citrin, Barrett, Eckert and Russell for,the time they gave me and the things I learned from talking to them. I hope that their SUJdents are better able to appreciate their efforts, and it is my sincerest wish that many students~ through this column, are betterable to appreciacte the efforts of their instructors.

writing this column.


Wenzl explains that the block "assumes a thrilling existence, teeterThe following article contains ing powerfully amid a room oflines. opinions of the author. All o.f these lines join together to create a marvelous, yet ambiguous, depiction of the many paths the artist believes his grandmother wanShrug off your inhibitions and pre- dered within her mind." conceptions at the door of the Art Gallery in the Fine Arts Bldg. and enter the surrealistic environment In discussing the exhibit with felof"TheDreamworldofMabelMach low students, I found that many Tegtimeier (Dec. 8, 1904 to Nov. 1, _ viewed it with skepticism at first, 1968),"by senior art major Terence but later reflection compelled them to enter the surrealistic vision again A. Wenzl. and again. Marty Jacobsen, senfor The selections are the artist's in- English major, said that he found terpretation of what must have been .the work intriguing, especially after captured in the mind of his grand- discussing it with Wenzl. A thoughtmother as she grew and matured, provoking collage, this audio-vilivingonthe family farm built in the sual extravaganza cannot help but 1920's. The focal point of the col- challenge the viewer. lection centers around a block that actedasaweightonapulleytoraise The show, running in conjunction and lower the attic stairs in the fam- with another seriiorexhibit, "Emoily farm house. Mabel carved her tions," by Sandy Zabel will conname and the date into the wet con- tinue until Dec.19. Both exhibitt crete of the block. are a must see.

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Final Exam Schedule

I The following schedule is for the on-campus e~lll11 week of December 16-19. I I I I Monday, December 16, 1991


waters, even if it_ be vicariously. This may seem selfish (as those things which motivate us usually are),.but it is not the sole reason for

Original Class Time , ll:OOT ll:OOM

9:00M 9:30T

The easiest part of this column has been finding an angle (that, for you non-journalistic types, is the approach taken by a writer of a column like this). The-people I have sat with thispastyearhaveallgivenme something (oth~r than t.11eir very important and limited time): a phrase, a veiwpoint, a suggestion, · that has made a mark on the way I interpret the world. I hope that the valuable insights they have given me have reached my readers.

Tuesday, December 17, 1991 Original Class Time lO:OOM

12:30T 2:00M 3:30T Wednesday, December 18, 1991 Original Class Time

Exam Time 8:00-10:00 a.m. 10:30 am.-12:30 p.m. 1:00-3:00p.m. 3:30-5:30 p.m. Exam Time 8:00-10:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. l:00-3:00p.m. 3:30-5:30 p.m.

4:00M 12:00M 2:00T

Exam Time 8:00-10:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. I 1:00-3:00p.m. 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Thursday, December 19, 1991 Original Class Time 8:00T 8:00M 3:00M OPEN

Ex&m. Time 8:00-10:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 1:00-3:00 p.m. 3:30-5:30 p.m.


The people we see in the classroom may seem to some to show up for class, to administer a test every now and again, and to have the rest of their time to themselves. This is a myth I have wanted my column to obliterate. I have done a number of things for a Iiving and, as has everyone else, known many other people who have done many other things for a living. And I can say with certainty that the sum of my experience has never revealed the kind of dedication I have seen reflected in the comments of the professors I

2) If the class meets more than once a week and begins at 6:30 p.m., then the exam period is 6:00-8:00 p.m. on the first day of the week that the class meets. I

that level of dedication, when I take up residence on theothersideofthe desk.

I exam period is 8:30-10:30 p.m. on the first day of the week that the class meets. I I I I NOTE: If you have any questions about the exam schedule, do not hesitate to I

"The people I have sat with this past year have all given me something.... a phrase, a viewpoint, a sugggestion, that has made a mark on the It is my wish to someday be in a way I interpret the world." position similar to my subjects; that is, I hope to one day become a Martin Jacobsen college professor. This column has have interviewed. I hope to emulate . given me an opportunity to test the And it has been a good thing, for me anyway. It has been a challenge, not only in the sense of deadlines


NOTE: Original Class Time indicates the first class meeting of the week or only class meeting of the week. EVENING CLASSES 1) If the class meets on1.:e a week, then the exam period is during the scheduled class meeting.

3) If the class meets more than once a week and begins at 8:00 p.m., then the I

• contact Dr. Snyder in the Administration Building.







Entries sought for tourney Peru--Entries are being accepted for a town team basketball tournament to be held Jan. 10-12 at Peru State College, accqrding to event coordinator Dave Jensen. The tourney format will be double elimination, thus guaranteeing each team a minimum of two games, and will be held at PSC's Al Wheeler Activity Center. · Prizes will be awarded for the first, second and .third place teams, as well as individual plaques given to the Most Valuable Player and a fivemember all-tourney team. The entry fee is $80 per team and must be received by Dec. 30, Jensen noted. For more information, contact Dave Jensen at Peru State College at 8722205 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or at 274-4554 during the evenings.

Cadets to be commissioned by Miriam Duckett In May of 1992, the Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) will close its doors to Peru. On Dec. 20, 1991, two of the program's final three participants will be commissioned as second lieutenants in the United States Army Reserve. Cadet Miriam C. Duckett and Cadet Louis V. Goins will receive their gold bars at a ceremony to be held at the Offutt Air Force Base Offic1;;. Club. Duckett is a business management major from Nebraska City. Goins is a psychology major from Kansas City, MO.

Kappa Delta Pi puts on fair Peru-Peru State College's education fraternity Kappa Delta Pi is sponsoring The Great American Book Fair. The fair began yesterday and runs through today from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Burr Oak room in the Student Center. ' · · A variety of the bookswill be available for purchase, with selections for all ages. The books include award-winning titles, classicfavorites and the newest books by popular authors. Visitors can choose from biographies, popular fiction, adventures, mysteries, humor and sports. ·

Placement Activities Congratulations December Graduates! Seniors: December and May grads Deadlines for Resumes: Dec. 19 Nash Finch, retail manger Dec. 19 New York Life, underwriter Jan. 23 Union Pacific, programmer Jari. 29 Wallace Computer Services, sales Seniors: subscribe to weekly job openings bulletin, $6 per month, many new openings for each major every week D~ember grads:

register with the placement effice by submitting resume which will be sent to employers ,

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· BILL SCHWALM (left) of the Nebraska Public Po~er District's Sheldon Station, a coal fired power plant near Hallam, explains the process of electrical power generation to Peru State College students (from left) Jennifer Williams of Bellevue, Roger Clarke of Brock, Arny Allgoqd of Nebraska City, Gine Meier of Bellevue, and their profes~r. Dr. Daryl Long. The students were amilng a PSC energy class group of 50 which recently took a field trip to study energy resources across the region.--photo by,Kent Propst Yt

Senate Review by Robin Anderson Senate Reporter The first order of business at Senate's Nov. 13 meeting was a report from the Executive Committee. A plaque been purchased for the organizational board, and plastic letters will be ordered. Academic Affairs is continuing its discussion on the Rising Junior Exam. They recommended to Pres. Burns to keep the exam a requirement for graduation. They also read five petitions from students. Bus 298 and Mus 212 were approved. It was also decided that non-resident students in Rock Port, 'MO, will pay in-state tuition. TheBoardofTrusteesmetNov. 78 in Chadron. Projects at Peru both in progress and to be. started are ventilation, street· repair, the AWAC,'theOidGym andfirecode deficiencies. The results from the student _sur-


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vey about the publication fee were certification. counted. The majority of students The General Studies Committee want a yearbook this year and in the discussed the bases for the new honfuture. ors program. Senate will continue -to recycle A committee is being formed to aluminum cans. &mmittees will make recommendations ()n how ·to be put on the agenda to remind them utilize the Student Center to its when to pick up the cans. fullest pbtential. Members on the Raffle tickets for Raggedy Ann committee will be announced at a and Andy dolls are being sold. Part later date. of the inoney will go to buy a new bingo ball for the Senate; remainder The AWAC hours have beeri will be.donated to the Make-a-Wish changed and will be posted. A foundation in Nebraska City~ report from the Multicultural ComThe Senate's next meeting was mittee was given. The group is Nov. 20. The Senate first voted on planning on getting t-shirts for Black and passed the constitution for the History Mo~th. They will hold Management Association. regular ?1eeungs on Thursdays at . c· . 11 a.m. m the Emery Oak Room. The Teac her Educauon omm1t- . - - - - - - - - - - tee approved two classes: GSci 298 FASHION SHOW and Bus 375. It also approved the Volunteer Models Needed Rising Junior Exam policy and looked at candidates for teacher Men and Women

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Slow starts hurt Bobcats in two road losses Peru--Slow first-half starts plagued Peru State College mens basketball team Saturday and Monday in road losses at the University ofNebraska-Omaha (UNO) and Nebraska Wesleyan University. The Bobcats fell behind the NCAA Division II Mavericks 38-28 at halftime on S:>turday in dropping a 7766 rte ision at UNO's Fieldhouse

Time-Out With Todd by Todd Gottula.

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JIM GILBERT pops the ball over the net, while teammate Scott Gerdes looks on during action in the two-man volleyball tournament, in the AWAC. Six teams remained in the tournament at press time.--photo by Scott Udey

The faithful readers of the regular column, "Timoout With Todd", will be disappointed to learn that the column will not be presented as a part of this particular issue of the Times. Mr. Gottula has taken ill with pneumonia and couldn't raise his pen of wisdom for us this week. We hope he will regain his health soon and we send him our best wishes. In the meantime, we're sure he'd want us to convey his wishes to you, his regular readers, for a Merry Christmas and a safe New Year. Look on the sports pages of the Times again in 1992 for "Timeout With Todd".

Wedding nets All-America Scholar award Peru--Peru State College middle hitter Bev Wedding has been named an All-America Scholar-Athlete in volleyball by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) for 1991. The 25 student-athletes honored were selected by the NAIA Volley1,;1H Scholar-Athlete committee in c Y11junclion with their national volley ball achievements inthe sport, as well as academic distinction.

Wedding, a 5-foot-10 junior from Hickman is a mathematics/education major and carries a3.80 gradepoint-average (GPA) on PSC's 4.0 scale. To be considered for the award, a student-athlete must maintain a 3.50 GP A or higher, been in attendance for a minimum of one full term, and be a junior or senior in eligibility. Wedding is only the second recipient of the All-America Scholar-

Athlete in volleyball in school history, joining Kaylee Michalski of Ord(1989). PeruStatehasalsohad three GTE/CoSIDA Academic AllAmericans in Glevon Covault (1982), Michelle Workman (1985), and Michalski (1989). Wedding, a graduate of Norris High School, is actively involved in numerous campus activities. An honor roll student, she is a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), Womens Athletic Association (WAA), and Vars\:v

Club, of which she serves as public relations director, and Morgan Hall dorm government. On the court, the three-year starter led Peru State in kills (517), attack attempts (1305), kill percentage (.243), kills per game (3.29), passing (.942), and blocks (121). In thefinalNAIA District II standings, Wedding finished second in passing and fourth in kills per game. PeruStatecompletesits 1991 campaign 21-25 overall under first-year coach Jim Callender.

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before an estimated crowd of 1,500. defenseandincreaseda27-21 marW>C shot just 37 .5 percent in the gin into a 38c23 advantage in only period, and only 32.8 percent for five minutes. the game (22 of 67). Ward, a transfer from Platte ComJunior guard Fred Ward, the Bob- munity College, scored 16 of his cats' leading scorer, didn't break game-high 22 points in the second into the scoring column until early half. Mann chipped in 14 poipts in the second half. He still led the and 10 rebounds, and juniors Ryan 'Cats with 17 and eight assists, fol- Harshaw and Rod Green added 13 lowed by 15 points from senior cen- and 11 points, respectively. terGarrett Mann and 13 points from The Bobcats, who fell to 7-5 over路reserve forward Michael Woolsey. all with the losses, closed out the first On Monday,PSC trailed Wesleyan semester of play Wednesday night 45-27 at intermission after the (Dec. 11) at Concordia College of Plainsmen switched to a 3-2 zone Seward.


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Professional careers possible for senior Cats by Tim Bailey The Peru State Bobcat football team has been known for its dominance the past few years in NAIA Division II. It isn't surprising then that some of the graduating senior Bobcats may be going on to dominate in professional football. Senior starting left defensive back Bobby Stephens from Tampa, FL, decided tQ come to Peru to play after talking to some graduates that highly recommended the school. Stephens said that when the team played in the Metrodome classic in Minneapolis, three scouts from the World Football League (WFL) came to watch the Bobcats play. He said that if the opportunity arose, ''I'd prefer to play in the Canadian League to start off." A psychology/sociology major, Stephens says if the pros don't work out, he plans to go into

coming to Peru. Catterson says that scouts from the Los Angeles Raiders, Indianapolis Colts and the Chicago Bears have come to Bobcat practices this year. Although NFL scouts came to the practices, Catterson said, "I'd like to try out for the Canadian League ifl get the chance." If this doesn't work out, Catterson said he is planning to look for a good coaching job after he graduates. One of the Bobcats who has received much attention the past couple of years is post-graduate quarterback Nate Bradley from Newark, NJ. Bradley was a linebacker at Rutgers University his first year of college, but chose to leave for Peru so he could be a quarterback. Since coming to Peru, Bradley has been so successful at the quarterback position that he now is one of only seven NAIA quarterbacks to have passed for over 9,000 career yards.

talking to a couple of teams, and I'm going to let him work with that until the end of this football season." Bradley said that he is looking forward to talking ·with the Canadian teams, but right now he is most concerned with finishrng up this semester and concentrating on the play-offs. Bradley also "said that he has received some mail from overseas teams, but he doesn't really want to go that route unless a team is WFL affiliated. Senior defensive end Tim Herman played high school ball at Lincoln Southeast where he was a linebacker, and he also played that position at UNL for a year. Herman says that he has received letters from almost every NFL team, buthasn'theardatall from the CFL or WFL. His plans are not really organized yet, but he does plan to try out for some

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days.!' But when asked of his future plans, he said, "To tell you the truth, I think my chances are pretty much slim and none. Ifl'm given a chance to try out, I will. But I'm not holding my breath." Hansen plans to go back to work for the Nebraska State Penitentiary when he gra(luates this month and is looking into joining the Air Force as an officer. Senior Tailback Mark Whitaker from Inwood, NY played two years of high school ball in New York and the other two in Germany. He isn't thinking heavily about the professional ..ranks now; but he definitely plans to try out in the spring. As he put his preferences, "right now CFL, but if the NFL opportunity came, I'm sure I would take it.'.' Whitaker is a psychology/ sociology major and is looking into becoming a correctional officer after graduating.

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business with his sister, who is a paralegal specialist Stephens said that in early January, tryouts for the teams will begin, and he'll start talking with teams if they are interested in him. Senior Cory Catterson from Lincoln was a quarterback at Lincoln Southeast High School but has been a wide receiver since


Bradley has already earned a. · psychology/sociology degree and is pursuing a business management degree in order to play football this season. When discussing his professional possibilities, Bradley said, "Right now I'm looking at Canada. There's some money to be made out there. Coach Saba'ii has been



teams this coming spring. When asked if he had any favorites, Herman said, "Dallas is nice. I'd like to go down there, but I really haven't thought that far ahead." Senior Bob Hansen, a linebacker from Greenwood, NE stated, "I talked to a few scouts early on. I got some mail from the Dallas ·Cowboys, and there's a few


The Peru State Bobcat football team will be in Kentucky this weekend for their semifinal playoff game against Georgetown University. The team will lose many talented seniors this season, but don't fret. Turn on ESPN next year, and you just might see a Bobcat alumnus..

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The Peru State College womens basketball team look out its offensive frustrations or ~:, irthwestem college with an attacking defense December5. After being held to their lowest point production in 42 games, the Lady Bobcats used an effective second-half, full court zone press to force 36 turnovers and create a season-high 22 steals enroute to an 8054 victory at the AW AC. With the victory, PSC improved to 5-1 over- · all and remained unbeaten at home. The Red Raiders dropped to 2-2. ''The whole change in the second half was that we picked up the intensity at the defensive end," Head Coach Wayne Davidson said. "We

gave a much better overall effort and hustle, and with that created a lot of steals which turned into fastbreak baskets." Sophomore forward Lora White, making only her second start of the season, sparked the defense with nine steals - just one shy of equalling Linda Shepard's single-game record of 10. White led all scorers with 20 pointsand took game-high rebound honors with 12. "Lora had a tremendous game," Davidson said. "Much of that came from the pressing defense, and from the ten offensive rebounds she had and converted." Senior forward and leading scorer Carlotta Watson, held out of the starting lineup with a gimpy knee, came off the bench to contribute 14

points on 6-for-9 shooting. Sophomore forward Sanja Simidzija also tossed in 14 points while hitting 7 of IO field goals. As a team, the Lady bobcats enjoyed their second-best shooting effort of the season at44.7 percent(34of76). TheRedRaiders shot slightly better for the game, 47.8 percent, but were limited to only 46 total shot attempts. "I was pleased we had better offensive production an~ that we ended up shooting better from outside," said Davidson, whose Lady Bobcats were held to 64 and 47 points in their previous two outings. "That's an ingredient we need to improve upon." The Lady Bobcats jumped out to double-digit leads early in the first half, as White tallied 11 points and

Early in the fourth quarter, PSC was faced with a similar fourthdown play when the Indians were on the PSC 12 yard line and could have taken control of the game, but defensive end Mark Fritch pressured quarterback Craig Pettigrew to throw an incomplete pass. ''That fourth-down play turned the game in our favor," Coach Lou Saban said. "Usually in a game like . this, one or two plays decide the outcome; and we made the play that was the difference in the gam_e." Whitaker also scored the first touchdown in the first quarter, but the Indians answered with 14 points. The Bobcats scored once more in the first half when Catterson caught a 24-yard touchdown pass with just 18 seconds left in the first half. Ron Shaneyfelt's extra-point attempt failed, leaving the halftime score 14-13. The Indians scored their last 10 points in t'1e third quarter, including a 41 yard field goal by Shane Roberts and a Henry Anders' 17yard touchdown run. Catterson was named outstanding offensiveplayerforthesecond playoff game in a row, with 187 yards on nine receptions. Bradley had 299 yards in the air completing 20 of 44 attempts, arid freshman defensive back Alex Malcolm led the defensive crew with 14 tackks and three assists. · -· Tomorrow's game in Kentucky is scheduled to start at 1 p.m.

Diane Pokorny nine to build a 3727 halftime lead. Simidzija and Watson had ten and eight of their points in the second half, and PSC pulled away behind its' 1-2-2 full court zone press, which caused 19 turnovers in the period alone. "Another factor to me was the steady play of our guards," Davidson said, "and also the opportWlity to play all 1.3 players, in particular, giving some freshman game experiendce." One such freshman was guard/forward Angie Wilson. The Atchison, KN, native collected seven oints, three rebounds and two assists. The Lady Bobcats' undefeated at home record was .challenged Wednesday nightagainstNorthwest Missouri State, but game results were not available as of press time.

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CHARLOTTE ABRAM acts as guest speaker Jan. 22 in PSC's observance of Martin Luther King Jr.'s bh:thday ..She is an omahanative currently holding a pastoral~hip at that city's Unity Memorial Methodist Church. for further details on PSC's program honoring Dr. King, see the related article on this page. ···photo by Scott Udey

Dr. Kermit Mowbray spoke of the Commonwealth's current condiThe Soviet Union, or the new tion, stating,"The economy is bad Commonwealth of Independent and has been. Ifthe economy hadn't States as they're now known, has have been so bad, wewouldn'thave been going through much transition , had a shift" Dr. Mowbray menthe past year. Who would have ·· tioned the conceptofinfrastructure, thoughtthatwhen theTimes printed a contributing factor .of their ecoa story on thefailed Soviet coup last nomic problem, being the inability . fall, that we would now be talking to transport consumer goods. He ofboth the Soviet Union and Soviet also said that the old regime was Communism in the past tense? much to blame. "Those in power With a majority of the world· in made some extraordinarily bad de. accelerated change and the Comcisions. One of these decisions was monwealth of Independent States the emphasis put on the military at in turmoil, we talked to a few Peru State College professors on their views. of the current condition in that area, what's in store for the Commonwealth in the future, and what must the United States do, if anything, to help them on their road to democracy. Associate Professor of Business by Jennifer Laflin

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to repay relatively quickly at slightly highereffective interest rates which would help to subsidize those with low incomes after school. "Those who ex)?ect to make high incomes would still be attracted to the program by its still-reasonable terms and by its flexibility," Petri said. IDEA loan payments would be calculated and collected as part of former students' income taxes. "Under IDEA, every student, regardless of his or her parents' income, would be able to take out loans for education with complete

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confidence that repayment would be affordable, no matter what income the student ends up e~ing after leaving school," Petri said. "If you lose your job, get sick, or take time off to raise kids, your loan is automatically rescheduled." Petri noted that most students would finish repaying their loans in 12 to 17 years, but any loan amounts left unpaid after 25 years would be wiped off the books. The degree of subsidy provided in this way would depend on a oorrower's total income over the 25 years.

House Education and Labor Committee heard testimony on a new and radically different student loan program, the Income-Dependent Education Assistance Act (IDEA). The proposal's author, Cong. Tom Petri (R-Wisc.), says he is quite optimistic. that the committee will approve the IDEA program in the near future. IDEA would make up to $70,000 of loans available for most college and 1graduate-level students and up to $143,000 for medical students. Under the income-dependent approach, former students would re- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - KEY POINTS OF THE IDEA PLAN pay the loans based on their incomes after Jeaving school. "There * Plan would expand student loan availability while saving billions would benofixedrepaymentschedof dollars ule. Rather,repaymentwouldautomatically be stretched out as long as * Cosponsored by 78 members of the House -- 32 Democrats, 46 people need it to be," said the. WisRepublicans · consin Republican, a member of the Education and Labor Commit* Companion legislation introduced in the Senate by Senators Paul tee. Simon and Dave Durenberger Those with high incomes after leaving school would be. expected


Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday was celebrated on January 22 in the Live Oak Room in the Student Center. The event was sponsored by Studentprograms and approximately 60people, including students, faculty and staff, attended. The keynote speaker was Charlotte Abram, a native of Omaha who is currently a minister at the Unity Memorial Methodist Church. Abram told the crowd of interested listener ; that Dr. King .taught his followers how to deal with conflict with dignity and respect, he also taught them self-control. Later in her speech, Abram asked, "What price are we willing to pay?" She stated throughoutherspeech that in our lives we must make choices, like Dr. King made the conscious choice to fight non-violently. She also made reference to Malcolm X and Dr. King going toward the same goal, but trying to reach this goal in a defferent manner. Abram also believes that our society is being "swept away by indi·, vidualism. What is in it for me?" If we are going to have a nation that is

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the expense of producing consumer goods." Harty Tabata, also of the business division, implied that the evident · cau~ of the problems is that under · their new partial free market sys. tern, costs of consumer goods have ' drdtically increased, as much as · 1,000 percent in some cases. (Sta· tistics from the U.S. News and World Report, Dec 23, 1991) He said that "Bread used to cost two <;ents under the state system". But now, he says the average Commonwealth salary of 500 rubles a month

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Has King's 'Dream' Come True? ! anythingtoseeasdifferentbetween ! the old trau1tional rut of racial; . blacksandwhites?Webelievethat's '. "slighting" -makingoff-handcomi true for a good portion of young, mentsorjokesdegradinganddisrei people today. But there are also I spectfulto the Black race. j those who have grown up with rac- : When asked about his feelings . ism - from both sides. ' about racial relations at PSC, Greg · Reverse racism? Snipes,seniorhealthandPEmajor, • said, "Ithinktherearesomepeople On the surface, perhaps, racism · who are cool with it and some that has been deleted. But what about .aren't. Some people just remain under the surfz.'.'e? Is there racism within their own shells rather than, that is ver1 rarely shown because· dealwiththedifferences,butlthink the opportunityfor it to be exhibited most people here are cool with it" is rare? Is there such a thing as · reverse racism? Is there a combina- Inter-racial relationships tion of both? The differences do exist as they I "I don't think there i~ any more of a racial gap here than on any other naturally must between two people campus," stated Brian Carlson, se- witJ: different cultural backgrounds. · nior elementary education major. Tensioris. today build even more Televi~ion portr~yal "But then there has always been when two people- one from each of On Jan. 16, NBC's "A Different racism. Hopefully there always the~e cultures .- decide. to h~ve a / World," a television sitcom, aired won't be." dating or mantal realtto~h1p, as an episode dealing with the subject One white PSC male wishing to Lora White, junior psychology/so- ! of racial tension. On the sitcom, · remainanonymoussaid, "Prejudice ciology major, commented upon. threewhitestudentsofthefictiCious exists both w,ays. Blacks pressure "I think going out with someone VirginiaA&MCollegemadeabet : each other to hang out with blacks of a diffe:r:ent race is all right as long with "Ron," a black student of . and whites pressure each other to as the couple is happy. But the realHillman. College, over the outcome hang out with whites." ity is that Peru is a very prejudiced of a football game. At the game's Deana McAlexander, a senior so- town for those couples. The success conclusion, the three whites met up cial science major added another of an inter-racial relationship FIVE NEW staff members havejoined the Times. Ourpersonnelnow include with Ron and "threw" their money~ perspective on the question, ''We shouldn't depend on what others from bottom left; Jennifer Laflin. editorial assistant; Lisa Gottula, typesetter; at him. Ron, in his big-headed mood don't really have very. many minor- think, but someone, somewhere will Laura Osborne. editor-in,.chief; Michelle Kimball, colUmnist; Jon Kruse and upon his personal victory, made the ity instructors here at PSC, defi- always have something negative to Chan. Crooker, ed!torial a$Sistants; Marty Jacobsen, hea~ copy. editor; :rodd Gi:ttuia. sports editor; Gregg Mattox, ad manager; and Tiffi Bailey, asslStant comment, "Maybe you guysoughta nitely no black t~chers, especially say about the relationship."· bl ks editor.--photo b Dr. Dan Holtz get a few more brothers on your compared to other campuses." Ob . . 1 trif be y, s e tween ac ;========================~ team." That leads to the question ar~ q1Jo- and v1ous whites has occurred for hun-1,. ' That comment enraged two f)f the tas - whether it be in college admis- dreds of years and has not been . three A & M students who then sions(i.e.IvyLeagueschools)oron eliminated yet. TheJan.27 Lincoln decided to spray paint the word the job market - a proper solution? i Star even attributed the Scott. "nigger" on Rori's car hood, and a Is it right for a white person to be Baldwin incident as evidence that physical fight ensued. The campus ·deni.ed a job or admission intO the raciai tension needs to be resolved. by Robin Anderson security officer had to sort out both Ivy League because law requires I We feel that yes, progress against . Senate Reporter s!des of the story. In so doing, the that a certain number of minorities . prejudice needs to be made. Howthird A&M student admitted he was be hired or admitted - even if the ever, it must be,a two-sided effort. The Senate's first meeting of the year was Jan. 15. Reports of Senate ashamed of his friends' actions and : minority who gets that position isn't Both blacks and wh'ites have to be StandingCommitteeswereheard. StudentProgramsisbusyandhasmany as qualified as the as the caucasian? willing to give somewhat. We can ·activities planned. They will be helping with Black History Month. was sorry for them. That student also admitted that as , If it is equality that is being sought all begin - and thereby perhaps sue- Women's History Month, and sponsoring a dance and fun flicks. AIDS a child he had played with black · after, shouldn't everyone simply be cessfully conclude - such an effort Awareness Week will be Feb. 10-14. Dr. Divney and Rev. George children and thought nothing of the judged equally ·and by their own by looking at every person in the Harrison are going to Lincoln to attend the State Board. The location of difference in skin ~olor. Then, one· individual merits? Do blacks harm world as their own individual per- their office was also discussed. day he heard his father tell a racist their own cause ofeliminating preju- son. Official college bodies then gave their updates. College Affairs met and joke to his uncle. The boy was dice when they continue to volundiscussed faculty release time proposal, Rising Junior Exam policy, and shocked to hear his father say 1 tarily separate themselves from early entry fees. Academic Affairs met and heard ten petitions. Teacher . "You never know" other races in such events as the "nigger". Education met and approved applicants for teachers education and heard Getting back to that episode of" A Is that how many children grow up · Miss Black America pageant? a proposal to increase teacher education and practicum time. The library On the other hand, whites have Different World"; Ron's black also is now using its new system. today? Is that how students of PSC grow up - not realizing there was absolutely no excuse to remain in friend, Duane, had also been de- The Student Board .Member met with Dr. Bums t6 discuss the upcoming tained having participated in the scuffle. He and the caucasian secu- board meeting in Lincoln on Jan. 16-17. rity officer exchanged the follow- Dr. Butler gave an update on the yearbooks. The finish date is still in , ing words which we feel sum up the question. The raffle that the Senate helped donated $100 to Make-A-Wislf in Published Bi-monthly situation: Omaha. The Senate then met the following week, Jan. 22. This was a shorter Duane: "We don't expect a fair Editor-in-Chief .••••.•••••••.••.••.•.••••.••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Laura Oobcxt>c meeting~ The Political Committee is updating its files of organizations' shake from you officer." Sports Edit<r ............................................................ Todd Gottula constitutions. This process will be repeated every three"years. . Officer: "'Cause rm a white man." A.. istanlEditor •.•. "· ••.•.••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• imlBailcy . College Affairs metand heard four petitions. The Judicial Board met and Duane: "That's right." Head Copy Edit<r ••••• ~ •••••••••••••••••••••• : ................_•••••••••• Marty 1..,.,boen heard one case. The General Studies Committee met and set up a new fbOIOgraphy Coonlinatoc.•• , • • • • • • • • • • • . • • • .. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • .. .. • • Soott Udcy . . Officer: "I could be a card-carry- meeting time for this semester. The Student Board Member gave a report from his meeting mLincoln. Ad M~cr ••••••••;•• ; •• : ...................................... , • • • • • • • Gregg Manax ing member of the Klan .••" Some funds were reallocated from Chadron and Wayne State to Peru Duane: ''Never know." Typesetter •••••••.•••• -. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • .. .. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Lilio GouUla State. · Editorial ....................................................... Chm Croobr ·· · JmKruo Officer:"Orlcouldhavemarched j The election for next yt(ar's Student Sentate will be held on the last 1amik Lltlin with Dr. King, you don't know. :ThursdayandFridayofFebruary. Thelastissueofbusinesswasaquestion AdvilCr ................................................................ Dr.Dmffoltz Maybe you should look at me as an .on being tardy to the meetings. There is no-current policy so the Rules individual and not as a color." Committee is going to discuss it and report oh it on a later date.

Dr. Martin Luther King had a dream - a dream that was partially maderealitywhilehewasyetalive. But today - in 1:992 - Charlotte A,bram, PSC' s Martin Luther King Day guest speaker, stated she feels progress made against racial discrimination during Dr. King's life has been lost since his assassination. DostudentsatPSCagreewith her? · When attempting to question people on campus about racial tension between blacks and whites, you ·11 get a lot ef comments - most of which yoµ're told aren't for the record. Thisfact in itself shows that some type of gap between the two · races does exist.




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THE PEOPLES NATURALGAS CO., represented by Director of Economic Development Bruce Bartch (left), recently presented economic development scholarships to Sonya Miller and lerry Breazile, who are students of PSC's Bob Shively (right). Shively is Peru State Director of Economic Development. -- photo by .Kent Propst

Company awards stipends to two Peru State students Peru--Continuing a program begun last year to support Peru State College's academic program in economic development, Peoples Natural Gas has awarded scholarships to two PSC students. Sonya Miller of Bellevue and Jerry Breazile of Auburn have each been awarded $200 scholarships from Peoples, according to Bob Shively, director of economic development at PSC. Bruce Bartch of Peoples Natural was on campus Jan. l~ to present the scholarships. · Only PSC students who completed the "Principles of Economic Devel~ opment" class with a grade of "B" or above, t:md .who are enrolled in "Advanced Economic Development" this term, are eligible for th.e stipend, Shively noted. With corporate headquarters in Omaha, Peopl~s Natural Gas provides retail natural gas to over 325,000 customers •

Students to serve as models in Feb. 27 fashion show Peru--On Thursday, Feb. 27 at 11 a.m. in the Student Center, the offices of Career Planning and Placement and Student Support Services will be hosting the fifth annual Dress for Success Fashion Show. · The Dress for Success Fashion Show, according to Linda Warren, director of placement, offers fashion tips on how to dress to succeed by wearing the outfit that helps you "get the job." Warren said fashions, perfect for inten'iewing, will be presented by Ben Simon's of Lincoln. .Julie Cotton from the Hair Affair in Peru will be doing the hair styles, and Jackie Williams, a Mary Kay representative, will be doing the makeovers. The following Peru State College students will be modeling the fashions from Ben Simon's: Sonya Miller, Amber Fabry, Sonja Simidzija, Cindy Walla, Ruth McGuire, Kristi Napolie, Amy Berkey, Marcy Grace, Norma Micari, Jeff Parker, Dan LaRose, David Jones, Jim Gilbert, Daniel Hamilton, Stacy Kinghorn, Marnie Stairs, Dana Kruse, Lisa Gottula, Denise Meyer, LeeAnn Clifton, Jill Dougherty, Sherri VerHuel, Dorrine McKinney, Ryan Harshaw, Jason Seymour, Troy Uhlir, Brent Strittmatter, and Cory Catterson.

Peru--Forty-sevenPeru State College students completed their work on degrees at mid-term, PSC President Dr. Robert C. Burns has announced. Mid-terrri graduates will have an opportunicy to take part in formal Commencement exercises on May 16, since the college does not hold mid-term graduation ceremonies. Mid-term graduates included: Master of Science in Education Degree--Penny J. Brown~, special education; Laurie J. Graham, elementary education; Bachelor of Arts in Education-Steven Christopher Andersen, social science, history, and coaching; Bachelor' of Science in Education--Shannon Michelle Brown, physical and special education; Tracy Allyn Doerr, elementary edu- · cation; .Haeven H. Pedersen, Jr., elementary education; Teressa Renee Reier, elementary education; Kelly J. Salzwedel, elementary education; Elsie Kay Sejkora, elementary education; Shawn P. Semler, pnysical and special education; Cynthia K. ' Sullivan, elementary education; Sharon L. Wuertz, elementary and special education; Bachelor of Science--David Wilse .Adams, wildlife ecology; Wendell Julius Bogle, chemistry and computer science; Stephen Broady, business administration and management; David W. Crouse, industrial management technology; Lisa A. DeMint, accounting; Miriam C. Duckett, business administration and management; Steven W. Felthousen, industrial management technology; Jana M. Fink, wildlife ecology; Ropert Eugene Hansen, psychology and soci, ology; , , Jeff J. Janssen, accounting, busi- :

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strong and united, we need to work on it. She used the analogy of being on a journey, going forward to reach thedreamsthatDr.Kingtalkedabout. She truly believes that, "A house divided cannot stand." Dr. King had said that people Peru--Peru Players production of Amphitryon 38 has been cast and is wanted to be special~ he called this w?ll into the second wee!< of rehearsal. According to the playwright Jean th.e "Drum Majorinstinct." This inGrraudoux, the adult comedy is the thirty-eighth dramatic version of the. st.met can ~ g~d, and ~tand. for ancient Greek/Roman myth concerning the love of the god Jupiter for the love, peace, Justice, and nghteousmortal woman, Alkmena. ness. This instinct could also be bad Cast members are: Pat Vendetti (Jupiter), Andrew Donovan (Mercury), if we practice the three most danClint Beaver (Sosie), Charles Hamilton (Trumpeter), Thomas Hyde (War- gerous "isms": racism, sexism, and rior), Kristine Meeske (Alkmena), John Hall (Amphitryon), Heather classism. . .. , Cohrs (Nenetza), Tracey Todorovich (Kleantha), Jenny Pasco (Echo),and Sonya ~Iler ~~ad, Ive been to the Trace Buesig (Leda). Mountam Top, Thomas Hyde read The four scenes for the play are being designed by Donovan with lighting ·an excerpt from Dr. King's, "I Have design by Mike Gerhard. Backstage crew assignments are being handled A Dream:" which was a speech gi~en by Peru Players and the students in the Theatre class. The by Dr. King at the March on Washstage manager is Tracey Todorovich, and the directoris Dr. Royal Eckert. ington, August 23, 1963 and Ursula Amphitryon 38 will be presented Feb. 28 and 29 and March 6 and 7 at 8 McLendon read the fmal poem, "I p.m., and on March 1 at 2 p.m. in the College Theatre. Too", by Langston Hughes.

Peru Players begin practice


ness administration and manageCharles J. Trom, busine~s adminment; Shana D. Leggett, psychol- istration and management; Adrian ogy and sociology; Jeffrey Walter H. Witty, physical education and McWilliams, mathematics; coaching; Brian Edward Meyer, business ; BachelorofTechnology--Stephan administration an<l management; R. Bailey, management; David E. Tracey L. Niehues, accounting; Boom, management; Jerry Wayne Debra. J. Pugh, busin~ss adminis- Boothe, management; tration an_d management; Anne Bremers,. management; . Michael J. CostantinQ, manageJoel Patrick Rabe, business administration and management; ment; Brian W. Dawley, manageWarren C. Roberts, business ad- ment; Quinson L. Edwards, manageministrationandmanagement; Sean ment; Larry R. ·Golka, industrial LawrenceScheutz, businessadmin· supervision; David Sobilo, manageistratiop and management; Elizabeth Ann Sickel, accounting; ment; Raymond Stafford, Jr., manageLisa Renee SUilivan, mathematics; ment; and Ulysses Eugene Zeigler, Billie J. Taylor, business adminismanagement. tration and management;

24-hour service a goal

Neodata lays off employees by Barbara J. Balm

available positions. In fact, Hartong said Neodata projects Eight PSC students were among . eventually having a larger staff at the 20 persons laid off Jan. 1 due to Peru than it had prior to the layoffs changes in Neodata's inbound/out- · as it reaches its target of 24-hour bound sales services areas. Peru's service. He noted that since the Neodata has become an inbound beginning of inbound services in 800-number service center that January that the hours of operation rceives phone calls instead of an have been expanded one hour from . outbound service that places phone 7 a.m.-3:30p.m. to 7 a.m.-4;30p.m. sale calls. The company is underHartong also said Peru's Neodata going nationwide restructuring, ac- office has not been singled out for. cording to Mike Hartong, Branch cost effectiveness due to lack of Manager of the Peru office. performance; the restructuring is Hartong said that as the number of representative of what is occurring calls increases, though, so will the nationwide with the company. ··

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Miller seen as 'real,asset' at PSC Person of the Week·.

by Michelle Kimball ''A real asset to our campus." These are the words that Barb Lewellen used whe_nasked about Sonya Miller. Sonya is a junior · economic development/business managementmajorfrom Omaha. Since she has been Peru State, she has been actively involved in various activities and campus organizations. Through this · participation, So,nya has contributed to PSC, and at the same time, has learned some things about herself. . Sonya is a member. of the Student Senate, Student Programs, and theM;ulti..Cultural Committee. In talking about the Senate, Sonyaremarlced, "I really enjoy it. You meet a lot of people and it gives you a chance· to get involved in. more small committees. You gain a lot of knowledge about your school." Sonya briefly discussed her involvement with the MultiCultural committee. She said it was an important organization to her because it is one of the smallest. She added, "This is a


group with a lot of potential, but it needs more people and more input. Tire Multi-Cultural Committee is consisted of mostly minority students, but it doesn't · have to be. Everyone can get involved." Sonya also stated, "Sometimes it is hard being ?. minority student. I've never been treated bad at Peru, but I know the problem exists. I try not to think of myself as a color. I think of myself as a person with adreamforsuccess." Shedefined if for her as making it through college, graduating, and moving up in the corporate world. Her fmal comment on this particular topic was, "Being a minority and. a woman, you have to,work twice as hard!."

You learn so much at college. You learn to take care of yourself because you decide your success. Sonya Miller Sonya chose Peru State for a number of reasons, but she commented on when Pam Cosgrove visitedher school. She was so friendly and made Peru seem like a home away from home. Sonya smiled and said, "I love PSC! I know that this might sound funny, but Peru is like a big high school to me. I've had experiences here that I never had in high school, like being chosen for a homecoming representative and running for Student Senate."

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Sonya Miller · The most important thing Sonya ltas learned while at college is responsibility. "You learn so much at college. You learn to take car.e of yourself because you decide your success." Bob Shively, an administrator in economic development used tpree words to describe Sonya. He said, "Three P's--personality, perseverance and personality." Barb Lewellen smiles as she talks about Sortya. She replied, "I've worked.withSonyasinceshe was a freshman both in Senate and Programs. She's a super girl!" Sonya has a very positive attitude and outlook on life! Her future goals are to go to graduate school and receive a master's degree in business administration. She Js on her way to achieving her desited success. Sonya Miller is definitely a plus to Peru State College.

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Cable TV remains off-limits for residents of Delzell Hall by Chan Crooker Delzell Hall has had to go without cable TV this year due to a problem that occurred last year. This has brought up criticism from many residents this year who don't feel they should be punished for the actions of last year's residents. Last year many of the Delzell residents were splicing info the ca\>le wires of tho~ that were paying for cable; therefore, many of them were getting cable channels absolutely free. Douglas Cable Company found out about this and shut off all of the cable.. Delzell has been without cable since. Troy Uhlir, Delzell Hall resident director, said,"As dorm director I feel, after being in contact with residents every day, that they are more responsible and more appreciative of the dorm than past res10:ents. Therefore, I think they are capable

such as the University ofNebraskaAs many of you may know, there Omaha. Mulder also stated the library is a new "on-line" system in the library. The "on-line" system helps would be able to communicate with students locate books by title, au- other libraries across the world through a system called "internet." thor, subject, or key words. Since nothing was wrong with the When asked what the benefits of the new "on-line" system are, Jim . previoussystem,onemightwonder Mulder, public services librarian, why Peru decided to install the new stated that this system is different, one. The answer Mulder says is so butmucheasier to use. Mulderalso that Peru will be in line with all stated that the new system is easier other publicly owned institutions to follow through because it has a which have the same package. The new keyword title search and is state legislatu;re granted Peru, Chadron, and Wayne State the menu driven. Menu driven means a patron can money which paid for the 3.75 milpickone option from a menu. That lion dollar system. When asked if spending 3.75 miloption then tells the person how to lion dollars was practical, with all continue to the next step. ·In addition patrons can now see if of the b.udget cuts, Mulder said he a book is available for exchange at felt it was because no student fees Chadron and Wayne State. The were used to install this new sys• new system will also contain a se- tem. He also stated that automation rial modulewhich will help patrons makesmaterialsmoreavailable, and locate magazine articles and col- Peru' can now use resources from lege catalogs from other schools, other schools,



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10Monday Feb. 10-14 Aids Awareness Week sponsored by Student Programs and dorms Mens Basketball vs. Park . College, AWAC, 7:30 p.m.

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Nebraska's most beautiful camp, YMCA Camp Kitaki, located on the Platte River, is seeking appliVITA, Student Center cants for the following positions: of handling the privilege of having Boys' Counselor:;, Girls' Counselcable." ors, Wranglers, Lifeguards, WaterA Douglas Cable Company spokes- front directors, Assistant Cook, Band Tour VITA, Student Center person, however, said that there was Crafts Instructors. Adventure Trail just too much of a theft problem last guides, Environmental Program diArchery Instructors, Riflery Mens Basketball vs. Bellevue, year by way of splicing. The spokes- rector. Instructors, Steward. Call or write: AWAC, 7:30 p.m. person said that Douglas has to YMCA Camp Kitaki, 1039 P St, Mens Basketball 'VS. MidlandmeetstandardsfortheFederal Com- LincolnNE 68508;(402)475-9622. Valentines Dance sponsored by Lutheran, AW AC, 7:30 p.m. Multi-Cultural, 9:00 p.m. munications Commission, and they OR ask for one of our application Skating, Old Gym, 6:30 p.m. at your Student Emplqy- .,__ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _,. ment/Career Services Office. were not able to do so with Deizell packets

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The spokesperson said that the company is aware that many of Delzell's residents this year didn't live in the dorm last year, but Douglas still has no intentions of giving the dorm cable this year. According to the spokesperson, Douglas hopes to be able to figure out a way to install cable in Delzell so that it will have cable next year and plans tO work on the matter over the summer.

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"From the Other Side of the Desk" welcomes you back for a second semester of columns profiling Peru State faculty. Joinwithmeas we takealookatoneoftherelatively new facesatPeruState College.Dr. Steven Butler. The new Vice President of StudentAffairs,Dr. Butler, was born in New Mexico, but raised primarily . in the San Francisco Bay area of northern California. He attended college at Humboldt State University in extreme northern California, and received his bachelor's degree in political science and a master's degree in social science at that institution. Di:. Butler then !ll.arted to work in residence halls as an R.A: and as a Residence Hall Coordinator. He next took a position as a full-time professional at California State University at Bakersfield as an As~ sistantDirectorofHousingin 1975. The following year he was named the.Director of Housing at Bakersfield, a position he held for nine

. years. to sell it s strengths. In many ways Peru has been left behind by Lincoln. During his time at Bakersfield, Dr. i Omaha, and the other state instituButler was commuting four hours . tionsinit sowndevelopmentofthe 'roundtrip to the University of school...I think you 're seeing a reSouthern California to start doctoral • surgenceof that [development] right work, now. We're not trying' to do all Just before completing his disserthings. Wecan'twithourbudget ... tation, Dr. Butler was offered a job · but [the priority is] how do we serve at the University of Alaska at Anthe community? How do we serve chorage as Director of Housing, our students? " where he started a residence hall What are Dr. Butler's priorities? program. Previously, the UniverHe said, "One of the things that rd sity of Alaska did not fiave any sort like to work on is the Student Cenof program similar to this. Dr. Butter Use Committee ...Basically, afler said that this was fun because, ter6:00 p.m., there is little going on "We built the residence halls, deDr. Steven Butl~r on this campus. We're trying to veloped the program, hired the staff, came here to interview (in May), develop something that can have and initiated everything. That was ,the staff was a good one. I was very more of. a student-union type of fun because there was nothing, and impressed with Dr. Burns and the approach .•. " we built [something of] it .. While Dr. Butler mentioned that whe:r I was doing that. I completed the job that he had performed. Something felt good about that " students were polled on their prefdissertation..•" Dr. Butler holds a "The working relationship that I erences for development, the. bigdoctorate in education and counhave to have with the President and gest request for improvement was seling, which he received in 1,987. While still at the University of~. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Alaska, he was promoted to the " ••• students [at PSC] have an opportunity to get a lot of Director of Student Life where he was in charge of residence hall.s. the personal attention •..• Students that don't take advantage campus center. student programs, of it are really cheating themselves." Dr. Steven Butler food service, the health center and child care. When asked why he came to Peru in turn that I work with my staff on, to have an automatic teller machine State, Butler stated, "I wanted to be has to be a good working relation- on campus. Second on the list was the ChiefStudent Affairs Officer, ship or you can't be productive. I a game room. Implementation of . at most places it's vice-president, felt it when I interviewed, and thus these projects are in the early stages of development right now. some places it's dean. That was an far it's proven to be true." Video sales, recreational equipWhen I asked Dr. Butler of his aspiration to be the one who had oversight on the various areas.... feelings of Peru,· I received many ment. and a sand volleyball court Some people want to know, why good responses. "Peru has some were also mentioned by the stuNebraska or why Peru? When I great strengths~ and I think it needs dents,alongwithmorestudyrooms,

Professors discuss Soviet changes (90 rubles to a dollar) clearly isn't sufficient to allow the consumers to provide for themselves. HowlongwilltheCommonwealth beinaconfusedstate? BobShively, whoteacheseconomicdevelopment · at Peru State College, gave a very precise prediction stating confidently, "I think it• s probably at the bottom and will stay there much of this year. If the people can resist a takeover by· a communist or other dictatorial groups, I think they will be over the worst part in another· year."

Stable Commonwealth? As with Shively, the professors all believed that the Cpmmonwealth would eventually become .stable within two to 10 years. Dr. John Hahn of the humanities division, specifically said, "It will take quite a while. The only way it will accelerate is through dynamic leader-

ship." He said thathe believed that the Commonwealth states really didn't know what to do right now because, "They have very little knowledge of the democratic systern, and transmission of those economic and political systems into theirdesireddirections." Dr. Hahn also agreed that they would be relatively stable within two years. ' • • •

Need for bumamtanan aid

What must the Commonwealth do, andwhatcantheUnitedStatesdoto help them in their recovery? Shively gave a detailed description of what should be done by the United States in saying, "I think all of the western nations should commit whatever humanitarian aid is necessary to get them through this winter with enough food, clothing, and shelter. This should not be a burden of the United States alone. Western Europe has as much or more at stake

according to Butler. I asked Dr. Butler what differences · he has seen in students over the · years, since he has worked in three 'distinct area~ of the country. He · answered, ..Students in each area are different depending on where they're from. But .the issues with . students remain the same. Their educational needs, their behavioral issues, alcohol and substance abuse, they're pretty much universal in the United States. I find the students here friendly. A concern I have is trying to get more students involved and participating in programs and activities." I then asked him what he had in his plans for the future. He seemed content with his new position, saying, "Somebody asked me if my 'goal was to be a. president of an institution. No, it's not. But will that ever be the case? I can't say ..• I enjoy what I'm doing. I would like to get more involved back in the classroom on the instruction side of it and can see myself at some point· using the administrative experience that I've had and going into teaching counseling,· higher education and administration of student personnet." "I would like to say to all of the students that they have an opportunity to get a lot of personal attention. They've come to a. campus . where their ability to get involved is great ..• Take advantage of it. Students that don't take advantage of it here are really cheating themselves."

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· "No, I think with Yeltsin still in there, the Commonwealth should still be considered a potent force, but not necessarily a force to be Should U.S. save Soviets? feared at this point. I don't see them dwindling away toaninferiorpower Dr. Mowbray too,was asked or a group ofindependent states that whetherornot we should give aid to are disorganized ••• I think we'll see tile countries. He responded, "Yes, Finally• ~e question was asked, Gorbachev come back in some cait's humanitarian ...When Castro . "Do you think that the Common- pacity. I don't think we've seen took over Cuba, if we had been wealth will diffuse the formerly the last of him." more helpful to him, we might be powerful Soviet Union ?" Sara B. getting along with him a lot better Crook, instructor of history, said now than we have in the last 30 PLACEMENT ACTIVITIES years. We'vecertainly given money Resume Expert Workshop, 2 p.m., TJM 301 Feb. 7 to other places." Insights into the state government application process, Feb.10 All but one of the professors interLincoln viewed believed in helping out the Feb.10 First Data Resources of Omaha On-Campus interviews Commonwealth with some sort of .Feb. 12 Resume Expert Workshop, 2 p.m.• TJM 301 Deadline to apply to graduate, Registrar Feb. 14 government economic aid. Dr. Feb. 14 Wildlife Ecology Federal Govemment·exam, Spencer Davis. assoqiate professor Kansas City of history, had a completely differMutual of Omaha On-Campus interview, ent opinion. He took a standpoint Feb. 14 resume deadline shared by many Americans in his Feb. 19 Rent-a-Center On-Campus interview, resume deadline response." Do we need to save the Feb. 20 & 21 Meet the Pros, Omaha & Lincoln Soviet Union ? Do we need to put art, graphic arts, journalism, sales, advertising majors thanwedo...There'snoreasonwhy Japan shouldn't give them humanitarian aid."

billions of dollars into keeping the world stable? No, I don't think so. If it's a good idea for corporations to develop over there, they should do it on their own, but I don• t think tax.payer's money should be used to do it.,,


Search for

coach underway...

Saban steps down from P C helm by PSC Sports Information and Todd Gottula

Peru State College President Robert Bums has announced that the college will begin immediately to· see~ a replacement for Lou Saban, head football coach. It is not known if Saban, whose currentcc)ntractendsMarch 15, will return to PSC. "Whether or not Coach Saban. returns to finish his contractis strictly up to Dr. Bums and Coach Saban," said athletic director Ted Harshbarger. Dr. Bums believes a return to a teachingandcoachingarrangement, allowing for the individual to be on campus"throughout. the academic year, is in the best interests of the college. '.'Saban' s replacement will be hired to both teach and coach," Dr. Bums said. "I understand the necessity for change in the job description for the · head coach and the modifications this would require to my contract," Saban said. "Due to my own personal circum-

stances, however, I can't commit to the 1992 se~on in view of these changes," he added. Saban, the 70-year-oldformerprofessional and major college coach, guided the Bobcats toa 7-4 mark, a Top-10 national ranking, and .the semifinals of the 1991 NAIA Division II play-offs. When Saban was hired last spring, PSC altered the football position to · involve only coaching, recruiting and athletic fund-raising. All previous football coaches held faculty positionsatPSC,apracticetowh.ich the college will return. Dr. Blirns will consult with· Dr. Steven Butler, vice president for student affairs, PSC faculty athletic . representative Dr. Jack Hytrek and Harshbarger in the effort to find PSC's next football coach. The search will be limited, at least initially, to internal candidates at PSC. Many returning players have voiced concern about how long it will take to find a new coach. Dr. Bums agreed that time is a

critical factor. "We must be prompt and thorough in our considerations, as recruitment and plans for spring ball are underway," he said. Harshbarger said that the assistant coaches have been instructed to make plans for conditioning and spring practices, The next coach will be offered appointmenteffectiveimmediately, with the contract period extending through fiscal. 1992-93. Even though the search is limited to current PSC employees, many coaches from around the U.S. have been calling about thejob. "The news of this coaching change is being reported throughout the country," said Harshbarger. "A lot of interest is being shown in this job." The future of the football team remains a question, but Dr. :Bums said that things will be done right. "Peru State College, has a great tradition of successful, quality athletic programs, and we are determined to continue that tradition."

Post-season honors for three Peru--Three Peru State College football players have been named to the honorable mention list of the 1991 NAIADivisionllAll-America football team. The PSC players chosen are quarterback Nate Bradley, defensive tackle Kurt Hasley, and place kicker Ron Shaneyfelt.

Voting was done by a committee representing the NAIA Football

and 20 touchdowns. He was a first team pick in 1990. The 6-2. 205-pounder was the No. 8-rated passer in Division II with a 250.3 yard average, and ninth in individual totaloffenseat234.3 per contest. Bradley also.. set career records for most completions, attempts, yards, ancftouchdowns. Hasley, a 6-3, 265-pound senior, logged a career-high 68 tackles this past season, including eight for losses. He anchored a defensive interiorwhich includedKodakAllAmerican Tim Herman, and ranked second nationally in team rushing defense (54.7) during the regular ·season. Shaneyfelt Shaneyfelt is a repeat choice to the pearance in the Division II national honorable mention list. He finished playoffs by passing for 2,669 yards sixth in kick scoring at 6.00 points per game after ranking as high as second during much of the season. The seniorfrom Millard South High School converted 36 of 38 extrapoint attempts and 10 of 20 field goals. Coaches Association (NAIA-FCA), and officially announced last Friday from theNAIA headquarters in Kansas City, MO. A total of 14 players were selected tO the first and second teams on both offense and defense. Bradley, a senior, guided the 'Cats to a 7-4 mark and a semi-final ap-





Sarah Gaines dumps a pass between two Doane players to ceammate Lora ite during last week's 73-49 setback. White is PSC's second leading scorer ~

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Paulson's single to score Heller and, Dave Deboer's double to drive· Darrell Berry. NU got two ruiis back in the bottom half, butPSC made it6-2 wi , three more runs in the sixth. ,,. The Cats added two runs 'in the' eighth for an 8-4 lead before its bullpen faltered. Peru issued two both teams. walks leading to a three-run eighth "We played well enough to win, frame pulling Nebraska to within 8we just didn't," PSC coach Dan 7, and Troy Brohawn's base-on-; Johnson said. "The only negative balls to leadoff the ninth preceded • thing to come out of this game was Hagy's game-winning homer. the loss." "Offensively, we had good pro-. The Bobcats, who took advantage duction up and down our lineup,"'. of 60~degree temperatures to play Johnson said. "We did the things it their earliest season-opener in his- takes to win, especially against a tory, had two positive aspects to team like Nebraska, but we didn't reflect on. They out-hit Nebraska finish. 12-10, and committed only one er-· Paulson finished 2-5 with four ror defensively. RBI's. WilRafteryandDeBoeralsp· A crowd of 415 atLincoln'sBuck had two hits. BeltzerFieldsaw PSCbreakascoreless deadlock in the fifth. Keven PSCresumesaction Feb. 25 against Heller tripled past NU' s Jed Dalton Creighton University at 2 p.m. a for the first run, followed by Jeff Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha. IttookabighitSaturdayaftemoon to prevent the PSC baseball team from pulling off a huge upset. Nebraska's Dale Hagy delivered a two-out home run in the bottom of the ninth inning off Peru's Mike Fitzpatrick to give the Huskers a 98 victory in the season-opener for

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record at the AWAC is a new school record for Athletic Director Ted Harshbarger aecepts a check from Art Club president Gayle Purtle.. Tl:te club sold football playoff t-shirts and donated part of the money to PSC's athletic programs.--photo b Todd Gottula

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Cagers win thrillers at hO e ·Time-01.JtWith

by Todd Gottula In a half full of big shots, PSC' s

Fred Ward fired the last-4111d loudest-on Jan. 30. · Th.e 5-foot-10 inch junior point guard nailed a hanging 19-footeras time expired to give the Bobcats a :)2~90 victory over Benedictine College at the Al Wheeler Activity Center. The win improved the Cats to 9-0 at home and 11-8 overall on the season. · WardrescuedPSCaftertheRavens reeled off nine unanswered points in the game's final two minutes, including back-to-back three pointers by Jason Wyrick and a threepoint play by Terry Jones, to force a 90-90 tie with 45 seconds left. Benedictine had a chance to take the lead after rebounding a missed shot by PSC's Greg Snipes, but they were called for traveling with 10 seconds left. That set up Ward'.s game-winning shot, which rolled around the rim twice before falling through as the buzzersounded. Whenaskedabout the play, coach John Gibbs said, "We set it up for Fred hoping he'd be able to penetrate and create a 'Shot, draw a foul or dish off to an open teammate."· . Ward tied for game-high scoring honors with 18 points along with Michael Woolsey and GarrettM.ann. Snipes added 17 points for the Bob, cats while Rod Green chipped in 10. . Gibbs was pleased with his team's play for the first 37 minutes but unhappy with the last three. "We played great the whole game and then made very poor decisions at the end which let them back in the ballgame," he said. On Saturday, Feb l, the Bobcats gave .,; :JSually quiet crowd a lot to cheer about when they defeated Central Methodist, the nation's highest scoring team, 116-103 in double overtime. After trailing by as many as 10 points in the first half, PSC made a run to cut the lead to three at halftime. Trailing 90-87 with 13 seconds left in regulation the Cats called a time-out. With four seconds left Ryan Harshaw hit a three-pointer

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Student-athletes sometiines forget how precious life is

Reserve Forward Dan LaRose goes up strong underneath in PSC's 116-103 double overtime victory over Central Methodist.--photo oy Scott Udey

from the corner to send it to OT. The first overtime went back and forth, as neither team was able to pullaway. Withthescoretiedat99, Greg Snipes shot a fade-away jumper that came up short as the buzzer sounded. The second overtime saw PSC pull away in front of a loud and almost crazy home crowd. The Cats

outscored Central Methodist 17-6 in the last overtime period to take the win 116-103. Michael Woolsey led seven PSC players in double figures with 20 points and 15 rebounds. Also scoring well were Matt Motley with 18; Greg Snipes, Fred Ward and Ryan Harshaw with 17; Rod Green with 12 and Garrett Mann with 10.

I met Lonzo Rollins seven months ago when Fred Ward, a teammate of mine on this year's PSC basket.ball team, introduced us. Last summer I called Fred to see ifhe wanted to play in a three-onthree "hoop it up" basketball tournament He agreed to play and said he knew a good player (Lonzo) that would play if we needed another guy. Being the picky person I am, I wanted. to know good" Lonzo was. Fred just said, "Gottula, he can PLAY. Do you wanthimornot?" Wedecidedto· get Lonzo. The tournament was in Falls City, where my dad lives, so the three of us went down a day early and stayed with my dad. We sat around, talked basketball, got to know each other and ate like crazy! The next day we took third place in the tournament (I think the fact that each of usate a whole·pie a half-hour before we played had something to do with us not winning.) But we did have a great time. I didn't see Lonzo much after that weekend, but occasionally I would ask Fred about him. Fred told me that Lonzo might come to PSC to play next season. He was in his second season at Platte Junior College in Columbus. The next time I heard about Lonzo was on Dec. 31. As with every other day of my Christmas break, I woke up at noon, grabbed some lunch and headed downtown to buy an OmahaWorld Herald. I couldn't wait to open up the sports sectioJi and see how the Huskers were preparing for their annual "bowl game choke"! · When I opened to the sports

The 21st rated PSC lady Bobcat basketball team has had its ups and downs during and after the Christmas break. The lady Bobcats traveled to Pensacola, FL during the holiday break. to play in the New Year's classic where they edged Evangel, MO 52-49andlosttotheUniversity of West Florida 63-76. St. Mary's

of Texas pulled off a 77-70 win 12-19. The 6 foot 2 inch lady Bobover PSC in the final game. cat from Belgrade, Yugoslavia In other action, the lady Bobcats scored 35 points an$! pulled down capitalized in wins over Dubuque, 16 rebounds in games against Northwestern, UNK and Park Uni- Concordia . and Missouri Valley versity. However, PSC fell short combined. The following game againstMorningside, South Dakota, against UNK she scored 26 points Graceland and Concordia. _ : in an 85-:77 win. Sophomore Sonja Simidzif;l.was Simidz.~d, "Iwasverypleased, ·named the NAIA Division Ii District U Player of the Week fOl"Jan. and I, think it has made me work




Lady Cats play ,tough over Christmas break by Jon Kruse ·

page, theexcitementofN~braska football suddenly disappeared. Instantly, my stomach became hollow and my head heavy. A headline on the front pageread, "ex-Mi.Hard South player Lonzo Rollins dies at 19." Lonzo collapsed and died after playing about 20-25 minutes in a pickup game at Platte College. His coach, Jack Guitierre~. said, "He hadn't shown any si~s of a heart condition. He was great shape, running, shooting and dunking. He was playing really welt · Lonzo' s death is a mystery. · Autopsyreportsfailedtopinpoint why he collapsed and died. Doctors did say that drugs alcohol was not the cause, Reports say an irregular heartbeat might have been the reason, but we'll never know exactly why this great basket.ball player died. Lonzo was 6-foot-5 inches, 200 pounds, arid one of those guys who was liked by an. Like most college kids., he was a crazy- guy who loved to joke around and have a good time. The shock of his death really hit me. Like Lonzo, I'm only 19, play basketball, and I consider myself to be in good shape. It's scary to know this kind of thing could happen to any of my teammates or me any given time. It hurts to have a friend with so much potential die so young. As college students and athletes, we often forget how lucky we are just to be able to wake up every morning. Because we're young, · onourownandfullofenergy, we tend tothinkthatwe'reinvincible. · But Lonzo' s death is the harsh reality of what could suddenly happen to any of us!

even harder because I have more energy." On Jan. 30, the lady Bobcats met up with some stiff competition against the highly rated Doane Tigers at the AWAC. PSC fell short · 73-49. Lora White led in scoring fortheladyBobcatswith 16points. The5 foot lOinchsopho~oreranks 13th nationally in individual rebounding. . ...



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Peter Gros club guest by Laura Osborne Thanks to Carrie Winn and PSC's Tri-Betaclub,Perusttidentshadthe opportunity to enjoy the visit of a prominent television and wildlife figure Feb. 3. Peter Gros of Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom accepted an invitation to PSC from Winn and the club. Winn stated she had met Gros on a few occasions in ·California. and proposed the idea of asking him to give programs toPSC students. The club provided his plane. ticket for the day-Imig visit. Gros first made an appearance at Hoyt Science Building before eating lunch in the cafeteria with stu..: dents. He then lectured to a science class which met in the Bob Inn before travelling to Auburn's Nemaha County Good Samaritan Center. There he visited with residents showing them a Burmese python, an Asian gecko and a chin;i,ibilla. The animals were provided by Omaha• s Henry DoorlyZoo and Julie Neemeyer. the zoo's marketingassistant,andHaroldMcGovem. zoo volunteer, aided in the display. The next stop on the agenda was dinner in Auburn before returning to Peru for an evening presentation in TJ Majors 114. The final lecture attracted nearly 200 people from PSC and nearby communities. This presentation, as did his other Peru lectures, included the display of birds from Raptor Recovery. The head of the Wildlife Education Center in California focused his topics on animals and the environment Hespokeof"ecotourism",

the combination of travel with education, taking tourists to environmentally sensitive areas being ~e­ ful not to damage those areas while educating the people as to the area's importance. Gros feels there is a great need to get young people involved in the environmental issues. "Some kids think an outdoor activity is a trip to themall,"hecommented. "We need to· get kids into the outdoors and teach them the value of it" Gros proposes to do so by taking more than 20 students to a workshoponrainforestconservation. The workshop will be held in the actual rainforests for 14 days. Students included would be able to visit with the natives and learn how their cultures care for the rainforests. Also, Gros mentioned that the Wild Kingdom has purchased 250 acres of rainforest land which will be used to study the forest processes. He said that students will be allowed to study on the facilities as well. Gros feels there is a positive future for the environment as people are becoming more environmentally aware. ''Good things are happening now,"hestated. "Therearesomany good things happening with recycling and all of the efforts to help save the environment" Gros stated he joined Wild Kingdom eight years ago at the request ofJimFowlerwhenMarlinPerkins became ill. He also has 20 years of experience in travelling to various areas o( the world and in working with animals.




Students and f acuity of PSC give opinions on Japanese and U.S. trade and work ethic

by Chan Crooker These questions dealt with theeco- · . more concerned about quantity and ·, nomic conflict between the United not quality." According to a non-scientific poll StatesandJapan,inregardtoJapan's "What do you thinkoftheJapanese conducted by the Times, 84 per- trade policies, their purchasing of , trade policies in relation to the cent of PSC students and faculty/ U.S. property, and their attitude to- United States' auto industry?" was staff feel the Japanese trade policy ward the U.S. work ethic. The poll the next question, and an overwith the U.S. is unfair. Only 43 was conducted shortly after the •whelming 84 percent felt ·these percent, however, are somewhat / Japanse Prime Minister said that ·policies are "unfair." One-tenth of upset with recent remarks the Japa- U.S. workers are lazy and those polled felt they are "fair, "and nesePrimeMinistermadeinregard unmotivated. six percent had "no opinion." One to the U.S. work ethic. The first question on the poll asked, ·student stated that, "Japan exports OnFeb.11and12, 1992, the Times "Which of the following choices more than most of the Americans asked 80 students and 10 faculty/ most closely represents your atti:.. are aware of." staffmembersquestionsabouttheir tudetowardrecentcommentsabout Views were somewhat one-sided feelings on certain subjects regard- American workers made by the dealing with the Japanese buying ing Japan. , Japanese Prime Minister and largeamountsofU.S.propertywith Speaker of Japan's lower house of . almost half of those polled being Parliament?" Thirty percent felt "bitter" andastrong46percent "con"bitter" toward the comments;· 42 cerned." Four percent were ·percent were "somewhat upset," 12 "neutral" on the purchasing of real percent were "neutral," 10 percent ·estate, while one person out of 90 New Honors courses on page 3 felt the comments were "justified," "slightly approved," and one was" zero percent were "pleased" and ·in favor". "The U.S. helped Japan Native American speaker on page 6 approximately six percent were · get started after the war. I feel that "not aware" of the comments. One Japan is really trying to take over. comment taken from the poll The government should stop letting Silas Summers winners on page 5 stated, "Ifeel that the Prime Min- Japan buy up our land and put some . ister's comments were justified due restrictions on Japan," said one PSC Basketball highlights on pages 7 & 8 . tothefactthattheAmericanworker ,See "Trade Relations" has become JaZy, [because] we are . on page 2




PETER GROS (far right), from Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom, gets "up close and personal" with a Burmese python from the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha. Standing next to Gros is PSC student Ray Boren.--photo by Kurt








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I. Which of the following choices most closely represents your· attitude . toward recent comments about American worlcers made by the Japanese Prime Minister and Speaker of Japan's lower house of Parliament?

·American industries must change to compe.te with aggressive Japan

Japan. once our foe in World War purpose. But that is what makes the the years to come unless both sides compromise to fit the other's needs. II. is now our foe ·in the interna· U.S. so great. Sadly, some analysts are predicting. tional business world. 2. What do you think of the Japanese trade policies in relation to the United States' auto industry? that this will all climax within the Within the 1ast20 years, Japan has Fabricated complications? _ _ Unfair _ _ Fair _ _ Have no opinion steadily forged itself into an eccr Getting back to trade, there are next 20 years with another war. 3. What is your reaction 10 the Japanese buying large amounts of U.S. real nomic giant, right under our noses. instances where Japan appears to be · Some of our complaints are justiestate? Especially during the lastlO years, offering us free trade, but"unforseen fied. Some of their ridicule is justi_ _ Bitter.-- Slightly concerned _ _ Neutral Arnericanshavebeengrowingmore complications" often arise. The set- fied. (But not saying that American _ _Slightly approve _ _ Favor· and more bitter toward the country up goes like this: an American com- workers..are lazy.) But the more we we'd like to consider our cute little- pany will receive orders from an complain· and moan, the more Ja4. Which of the following ·choices most closely represents your .attitude toward Jap:ill in general? · brotherfigure because we've helped interested Japanese company. But, pan will lose their long-time respect makeitwhatitis today.AsColum- problems are found at the pier. The forus. We simply can '.t count each . ~I·. _ _ Hostile _ _ Disapproving _ _ Neutral _ _ Friendly bia University historian Carol Gluck merchandise can't be found, or the other out. We are the two biggest Comments : · said in Time • Feb. 10, 1992, "The product has to wait six weeks to economic powers in the world, but -411 Japanese depended on depending pass an inspection. It seems often wecan'tletthe U.S. be number two 1 on the Americans, and the Ameri- times that the Japanese are doing by the year 2000. Yet it's ridiculous ·JI cans depended on. being depended whatever they can do to keep Ameri- to think that we don't have to coop.uoon." · can items off the shelves. Under- erate and work together. "Trade Relations" continued from page 1 handed collusion, dumping and Actions lo1;1der than words Campus poll revealing predatory pricing also take place. ·So, O.K., the Japanese do imple- This is a tilne to humble ourselves; 4 student. approximately five percent felt · Statistics from another article in · . The final question on the poll asked . "friendly" toward Japan. ment unfair trade policies. But as let the Japanese defame us ~f they this issue of theTimes concerning for an overall attitude towardJapan OnePSC s.tudentsaid thatJapan is a poll we've conducted with Peru we said, they are blown out of pro- want, and work to prove them in general. Twenty-one percent felt ofilyusinggoodbusinessselise,that State staff and studentsj give us a portion. Unless you read the statis- wrong. Nothing speaks louder than ~ . . ~ "hostile" toward Japan, 39 percent the U.S. should stop crying and start good indication of the general feel- tics you may be prone to think that action. The· time is at .hand. Americans ·; were "disapproving." 35 percent . gettting our businessmen and gov., ing of people in the Midwest, and the Japanese don't cooperate with were "neutral" on the subject. and ernment to change their ways. · possibly in the whole U.S., toward usatalland thatoureconomic·woes have always prospered under pres- ~ Japan. People surveyed felt over- are totally their fault. Som~ Japa- sure.Just think of how the Russian whelmingly that Japan implements nese do admit that their $40 billion Sputnik scared us ·into working Frankly.Speaking ~ .f/H;t,, Mh!L unfair trade policies toward us, and trade surplus to the U.S. has af- · harder on our space program and sadly many felt extremely bitter fected our economy. Yet, consider succeeding i11.putting the first man toward Japan in general, often con- these facts if you're the typical, on the moon. That sarqe type of tributing expletive-filled com- "Dadgun Japs are taking away our intimidating pressure is being qients. jobs" person. About 450,000 thrown at us now by Japan. We The fact is. trading policies to- Hondas are now.maoe in the U.S. must ac;cept the. challenge, accept ward us are unfair, but it isn 'tas bad by American workers annually. Japan as a legitimate business partas it seems when you think that the Many Japanese companies are and .ner and competitor and accept the U.S. exports more to Japan than it have been building plants in the fact that we must gear up and do does to Germany. France and Italy United States. However, Ford, GM. whatever it takes to regain respect combined. (Statistics from Time , and Zenith have been opening new as the most successful and producplants in Mexico. · tive country in the world. . Feb. 10, 1992) . This isn't the frrst time of crisis The point is this. Tensions be~ Conflicting values where we've come out on top. tween the U.S. and Japan are sky. Yet, the Japanese are an orga- rocketing. We are well on the road Americans can do it. That is what nized society which first and fore- to further tensions and conflicts in makes the United States the great- · est country on earth. most concentrates on their own interests. To put it simply, if they can buy Japanese, even at the mulQqote of the Week tiple cost of. an imported good, they'll do it. They have great nationalpridein theirunity ofethnic4J "If you advance confidently in the direction of your ~ and in their common sense of pri;r·· dreams, and endeavor to live the life w~ich you have 1l pose. , imagined, you will meet with success." . .~ On the other hand, America could --Henrv David Tlwreau · be seen as the complete opposite to • .T ·~ the Japanese, culturally. What is American culture, really? Our land, our people and our ideals are so· diverse that it would be impossible to.say that our whole country can think the same or have a common, · Published Bi-monthly Letter to the Editor poucy The Peru State Times welcomes Bditot-in.Qiicf •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Laur>. ')lbu:nc a.II lett~rs to the editor. 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Senate Revie by Rohm Anderson

Senate Reporter The Senate's latest meeting was Feb. 12. Bob Lewellen was moved to the top of the agenda. He proposed that the school's 125th anniversary theme should also be used for the homecoming theme. He gave the Senate a of suggested themes. The Senate will discuss it at the next meeting. Reports of the Senate standing committees'were then given. Community Relations reported that the Cargill Company is thinking about coming into this area. This would create many new jobs. Rules Committee then re-read the three proposed amendments and the Senate did a first round voting on them. Academic Affairs approved a new name for Children's Literature and passed four petitions. The Judicial Board met and heard one case this week. Our Student Board Member has received the applications for his position. The applications are due back Mar. 13. Then a committee will be formed to narrow the candidates to three. Those three applications will then be sent on. All students are encouraged to apply. Elections for president and vice-president of Student Senate will be held ·the last week in February. General elections will then follow. Exact dates will be posted. · The Senate agreed to sell tickets for the pancake feed that is being. sponsored by Dr. Bums. A suggested date and time were given to Dr. Burns. Last on the agenda was a yearbook update. A camera-ready copy of last year's book will be ready Feb. 15. It will be completed by the end of this school year. The yearbook committee also turned in some ideas for this year's yearbook to Dr. Bums.

Sport management available

Program blends two majors Peru--Sport Management. a new option for physical education majors. has been approved by the Academic Affairs Commission.according to Dr. Jenold Hanson. The option combines physical education and business to provide the student with the knowledge and skills to enable the graduate to enter occupations in a variety of public and private endeavors. such as intercollegiate and professional sport settings, corporate or private fitness centers, park districts and the growing sport related industries. Career opportunities include those as directors of activity centers. club managers, ·fitness facility managers, directors of public relati.ons for sport teams or organizations; program directors, business managers, ticket sales managers , and directors of community centers. More information and specific course requirements can be obtained from any member of the physical education faculty or Dr. Jerrold T. Hanson, Chair of the Division of Education.

Placement Events Feb. 25 Feb. 25 Feb. 27 Feb. 28 Feb. 28

International Career Opportunities Workshop, UNL Union Pacific on-campus interview, resume deadline Fashion Show, 11 a.m., Student Center PPST deadline Deadline for summer jobs with federal government (i.e. park ranger, surveyor, chemist, writer) Mar. 5 GRE test registration due Mar. 7 PPST & NTE Mar. 12 Public Sector Career Fair, UNL, cost $5, transportation available, government jobs and not-for".profit employers ·

The Communication Skills Center (CSC) The csc offers study skills assistance in the following areas: *How to write a term paper *How to study using a study/reading method *How to manage time *How to prepare for the PPST *How to use the Cornell Notetaking system For more information contact: Frank Ferrante, CSC Director, TJM 313, Ext #2426

JEFF COLGROVE and Dave Joneii work ~casting aluminum goblet projects for a material processing class ~ught b>: Dr. Lester Russell, professor of industrial technology; They also work with Computer Numerical Con trolled trulls and lathes as well as other fonns of advanced industrial technologies. Introductory and advanced classes are offered every other semester through the Division of Science and Technology.-photo by Scott Udey

·New Honors courses to be offered by Marty Jacobsen Four new Honors courses have beendesignedandwillbeofferedin thefallof1992.Thesenewcourses are the result of the. redesigning of the Honors.Program according to Dr. Anthony McCrann.honors pro- · gram coordinator. Under the new design, six courses .· will make up the Honors Program. Two of these courses, HP 101: Twentieth Century· Issues . and HP 400: Ethics and Social Justice, are required if one is to complete the 15~hour program. The remaining nine hours must be chosen from the four newly designed courses: HP 201: Making Sense::Artinthe World,tobetaught by Dan Cox, assistant professor of .education; HP 204: Contemporary Asian Cultures, to be taught by HarryTabata,assistantprofessorof business; HP 205: Science and So-

ciety, to be taught by Dr. Larry Pappas, professor of biology; and HP212: Introduction to Non-West~ em Musics, to be Dr. David Edris, professor of music. HP 101andHP400 are taught by Dr. McCrann, assistantprofessorof English and Dr. Spencer Davis, associate professor history, respectively. According to Dr. McCrann, there are no prerequisites for honors program courses, nor do the courses need to be taken in· a particular order. Moreover, all honors courses will fulfill general studies requirements;noextrahourswillbeadded to the cuiricula of Honors Program participants. Students are free to withdrawfromtheHonorsProgram at any time. "The Honors Program has been redesigned to be more available to students," said Dr. McCrann. "The

administration and many instructors have gone to a great deal of effort to make this a reality, Dr Burns [PSC President, Robert Burns] has enthusiastically sup· ported this effort to improve the content and availability of Honors courses." The purpose of the Honors Program, says Dr. McCrann, is. to challenge academically gifted students with new ideas and perspectives. Usually interdisciplinary, Honors courses are designed to stimulate an inquiry m~el ofleaming through a seminar-style atmosphere. Extracun;icular cultural and scholastic events are also open to Honors stu~ dents. For more information concerning the Honors Program, contact Dr. McCrann, Fine Arts 215 or call 872-2285.

Speaker says new laws curb civil liberties by Keri Hoffman According to the 1st Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America, we are guaranteed freedom of speech, religion and press; our civil liberties. Why then are 15-year old kids being arrested fo:t being out at 10:30 p.m.? Why are male students being expelle,!i from school because they have long hair and wear headbands? Bill Schatz, Executive Director, · Nebraska Civil Liberties Union (NCLU),addressed these and many otherquestions concemingourcivil liberties, on Friday, Feb. 7, to an audience of about 30 here on campus.

Schatz, who has been executive directorof theNCLU for two years, said that~ changing laws are not very favorable for civil liberties. "The state of civil liberties is get. tingworse. Ourdvil libertiesarein jeapordy" Schatz said. The NCLU, which is an affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union, founded 71 years ago, protects the individual rights, civil rights and civil liberties of the public. The NCLU receives 2000 complaints a year. Of that, 200 are reviewed, and only 10 are actually accepted as cases. TheNCLU gets its funding from membership dues . and donations.

Throughout his speech, Schatz gave examples of what he feels are infringements on civil liberties. Schatz said that 83% ofthe private schools in the United States are . religious, 63% do not emoll blacks and 80% contain no Hispanic stu. dents. Administrators, at both high school and college level, have the final say on what can and cannot be printed in school newspapers. In an issue closer to home, Schatz said the Nebfaska state legislature tried to pass a bill that would revoke · and refuse drivers licenses of all people who did not have a high school diploma or GED.

Coach Johnson teaches the basics How did Coach John~n get into baseball in the first place? He said," [ I've loved ] anything with sports ever since I was little. I have an older brother that's eight years older than I am and he got me interested' in all of it. In high school I played football, bask~lball, and baseball. I've always been interested in that. I probably had the best success in the baseball part of it. I went to "AsfarasrecruitingtoPeru,~alotof college to play baseball... Asa player my colleagues in the business say, and as a coach, I've beell blessed to 'How do you get kids to come to have had some pretty good success. Peru,?' We just try to sell the fact That makes it a lot easier. " Coach Johnson did have great success in "As a player and as a college, beingnamed'anAll-Americoach, I've been blessed can baseball player at Northern. Coach Johnson added that he loves to have had some pretty coaching and teaching and doesn't good success." feel bogged down with both rethat the campus is all inclusive. We sponsibilities saying," It's easy for don't have to do anything outside of me.Itdoesn'tseemlikeajob.••This campus to achieve the education or is vacation for me." After coaching the athletic process. The tuition be- and teaching in. a high school, he ing the lowest within a thousand felt very comfortable with the teachmiles probably is a strongpoint It's ing load he has h~ at Peru. a quaint'little town. It's a very old The baseball season is upon us. and neat looking college campus. I The Bobcats lost a tough one to think it looks more like a college UNL 9-8 a few weeks ago and campus than a lot of places do. officially .open their season at You're not going to get lost in the Creighton the 25th of this month. crowd or lost in the shuffle, but yet Mentioning his thoughts on the Neit's big enough where you're not braska loss, Johnson added, "We under the microscope all of the should have won that one. We out time... It has got a lot to offer with hit them. They had more errors than the surrounding area, the campus we did..•.They got the big hit when activities, and on top of it all really they needed it. We were ahead 8-7 providing a fine education." going into the ninth inning.••. I'm ter I got done with my bachelor's I

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went to a town called Maybank, TX, which is just east of Dallas. I taught and coached there for two years. Then I went back as a graduate assistant to Northern and got my master's. I went to Ranger and I came here from there." I asked Coach Johnson what he felt were some of the strong points ofPeruStateCollege.Hetesponded,

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by Tim Bai Jey It's been just over a year since th~ Peru State Bobcat baseball team welcomed their new coach, Dan Johnson. Johnson came here from Ranger, TX. At Ranger, he was the head baseball and football coach and athletic director in their high school. Johnson said of his Texas experience, "I went there as the head baseball coach and assistant football coach. I stayed in that capacity for two years then they asked me to be the football coach and I took that. Then about six months later I became the athletic director." Johnson recelved his bachelor's and master's degree in South Dakota. "I grew up in South Dakota and went to a junior college in Iowa and then I went back to South Dakota. I played baseball at Northern State College in Aberdine, SD. I graduated with my bachelor's in 1984,andmymaster'sin 1987.Af-

pleased with the way we played, but then again I think about the last ~ason when we lost 13 games by one run." Coach Johnson felt confident that theteamwouldhaveagoodseason. He is pleased with his recruits this year, but mentioned that he lost a few players since this fall for various reasons. He strongly emphasized that his team is training on the fundamentals, not playing a fancy game, but a polished, efficent basic game. "For us to be successful we have to do three things: We have to play a basic every day defense; you catch the ball and you throw somebody out. We have to throw strikes as pitchers. And you have to move the runners around. That's pretty basic•..We concentrate on the fundamentals and we do those things every day." Johnson mentioned that he likes to try to bring out the individuality in both his players and students. John.son said that many teams clorie their players, .as in having all of their pitchers throw the same way, and he sincerely dislikes that approach. "I'm not going to tell people what they should think or how they should think. But hopefully I am going to make them think for themselves. College is a place where not only do you need to absorb the education, but a place where you develop your own critical thinking abilities. It's not a time where you should be

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following the pack. You need to think for yourself and act like an adult. You're still a student but you're not a child. I hope that in·my classes that I can urge, that I can I demand that the students develop their own set of philosophies••. " When discussing his future, Coach Johnson told me that he is planning to stay at Peru State and live in Auburn with his wife and his two children saying, "I'm at the point where I just don't want to move my ·kids anymore. "Johnson and family have lived in nine different resi- ~ dences in eight and a half years. j' He also pointed out. that ·he is happy at Peru and as long as Peru · State is happy with him, .he will i most likely stay. Oh, by the way, Coach Johnson is ~ starting a doctoral program this fall at UNL. So, in a few years you will ' not only have to call him "Coach?', but "Dr. Johnson." 4

Wildlife mural brings life to manor by Vicky Johnson

Tri Beta members turn artist

Recently members of the Tri Beta Biology/Wildlife Club brought a little wildlife to some residents in a Falls City nursing home. Carrie Winn, a post-graduate student studying biology and wildlife ecology, and Sheri Rumbaugh, a junior studying biology and chemistry' devoted much of their Christmas break to painting the hallways of K~tler Manor. Although the m.ural is only half finished the residents of Ketler Manor are enjoying a variety of anin1als. The project

is to be completed this summer. Carrie, a resident of Falls City, picked Ketler Manor because she was previously acquainted with the owner, Vern Ketler. She stated," the residents were more than willing to help and are enjoying the work they have done so far." Another club member, Mark Fritch, joined the artistic duo a few days after the work had begun. While Carrie sketched, Sheri and Mark painted behind her. Residents lending a paint brush or two were George Griffiths, Maudeen "Dee Dee" Lee and

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Alice Jurgens. . Although the Tri-Beta Club has . not been active at Peru for some time, the members are engaged in some interesting and worthwhile endeavors. In addition to the Ketler Manor murals, the club routinely helps with "adopt-ahighway" litter campaigns, nature trail clean-up efforts and recycling projects. The Tri-Beta club is sponsored by Peru State instructor Dr.Larry Pappas. There are currently 20 members. Officers are: President, Mark Fritch; Vice-President, Amber Fabry; Treasurer, Sheri Rumbaugh; and Secretary; Andrea Brown.

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"Let us all hope the dark clouds ofracialprejudice will soon pass away and the deep fog ofmisunderstanding will .be lifted • . • " CARRIE WINN (back left) and Sheri Rumbaugh workonthemural atKetler --Marlin Luther King, Jr•• Manor .in Falls City.--photo cour:tesy of Falls City Journal.


Cosimano, Johnson get top honors

Contest winners announced

SILAS SUMMERS writing contest winners include (from left) Merri Johnson. Tom Hyde, Penny Gibbons, Susan Brown. Tricia Boeck, Ann Cosimano, Marilyn Woerth and Joan Christen.-photo by Lynn Hicks

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Gottula has 'discipline,· motivation' Person of the Week

by Miehe.I le Kimbal I "A classic example of selfmotivation and self-Oiscipline". was the statement Sara Crook made to describe Lisa Gottula. Lisa is a senior history major from Table Rock. Mrs. Crook extended her statement with these words. ''She excels at her work not only because she has natural ability, but because she channels her talents into productive endeavors. She is truly an exceptionalstudent" Therecords prove this to be true, because she currently holds a 3.94 GPA. . Although she didn't start her college days at Peru State, she is very much satisfied here. Lisa initially enrolled at UNL, but didn't find it to her liking. She moved to Salina, KS, where her sister was finishing residency, helped out with child care, and took some classes part-time at a small college there. When that college closed, Lisa moved back

to familiar surroundings and enrolled at Peru State. About PSC, she commented, "I like the community-like atmosphere .. Youcanmakeaplaceforyourself and you don't feel like you're lost in the crowd." Lisa is a member of Phi Be.ta Lambda, and she attended the Leadership conference last year. She placed first in accounting at the state competition which qualifiedherforNationals, where she placed second. She is currently the president of the campus chapter .of"' Phi Alpha Theta, an honorary history fraternity. Lisa is also a member of Alpha Chi. When asked the

"I have no doubt that [Lisa] will continue her success throughout her career and her life." --Sara Crook · question. "What do you like to do in your spare time?" Lisa was quick to ask. "What spare time?" She then added that she enjoys just watching TV, that once in a while she'll shoot some baskets, and that shelikes to walk. Dr. Spencer Davis, Lisa's academic advisor, had this to say about her. "Lisa is frighteningly intelligent, hard-working and conscientious." Lisa is also a work study student for both Mrs. Crook and Dr. Davis. and she is

Harling's term expiring; Trustees seeking new PSC representative Lisa Gottula also the typesetter for the Peru State Times. Lisa's original plans upon graduation from Peru State were to attend graduate school andlater teachhistory,butthoseplanshave since changed. She became interested in law. and sent an application to Creighton Law School. She was notified the same day that classes resumed for second semester that she had been accepted. After three years in law school. Lisa plans to practice in Nebraska. somewhere around this area. Mrs. Crook had one last comment to add about Lisa. She said,"! have no doubt that she will continue her success throughout her career and her life." Lisa's accomplishments prove that self-motivation pays off. It definitely worked for her!

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FLO STUCKWISCH (center) gives a Io.t of credit for her achievements to profes8ors Dr; Daryl Long (left) and Stan McCaslin. Ms. Stuckwisch has been invited to J'f~sent a computer science research paper at a national conference in Minnesota next month.-photo by Cindy Hartman

Pern-~Florence Stuckwisch has been to present a research paper at the Sixth National Conference on Undergraduate Research March 26-28 at the University of Minnesota. A native of the Madison area and 198~ graduate ofBattle Creek High School, she is the stepdaughter of Fritz Ziehmer of Madison. Stuckwisch will graduate in May from Peru State with majors in computer science and mathematics. Her research paper is entitled "An Implementation of a Knapsack Algorithm on an Intel IPSC/2 Hypercube." The research was largely accomplished last summer when Stuckwisch won a National Science Foundation grant to study at the University of Missouri-Rolla. Only.10 students from southern and midwestem states were accepted into the eight-week program. At Rolla she parted up with a research partner. Lupita Sanchez of Panhandle State University in Okla-

homa. SanchezwillbeSni:ckwisch's co-presentor at the Minneapolis conference. S ni:ckwisch called her experiences and successes "a pleasant surprise for me. When I first came to Peru State. I planned to major in accounting and math." "After my freshman year, I took a computer science class with Stan NlcCaslin and decided to go in that direction; I kept my math major and dropped accounting," she said. Mccaslin, assistant professor of computer science, was "a major influence," Stuckwischsaid. Shealso credited Dr: Daryl Long, professor of science, for his influence. "I've had incredible opportunities for student research here, which may not have happened at a larger school," she said. "Peru has done so

Presented by Women's History Month Committee ·and Student Program8 Monday, March 2 • Art Show Opening, featuring women's art, 7-8 p.m., Art Gallery, FA. Thursday, March 5 - Pioneer Women, a program which discusses the variety oflives and roles of pioneer women in the Great Plains, 2 p.m., Benford Recital Hall, FA. Sponsored by the Nebraska Humanities Council. . . Tuesday, March 10 - Christena Menth,,pianist, 7:30 p.m., Benford Recital Hall, FA. Sponsored by the Nebraska Arts Council and Student Programs. Monday, ~arch 23 - Sadie Hawkins Dance, music by complete Music DJ., 9:30 p.m., Student Center.. Women's History Nlonth Book Display in PSC library. Women's History Nlonth Display in Diddell Court in FA Bldg.

Speaker informs students of "The Way" He went on to say,"We don't aspire to heaven or hell. There is no goodorevil.Theconceptofsinand hell was juxtaposed on us. ~was not put here to dominate. We are here for balance and harmony. The Way advocates living in harmony with the universe."

much me. "I knew that at a big university I'd be lost, and that the student-toteacher ratio would oo important to me, " sl}e said. "At Peru, you don't just learn material, you learn from experien<?es--your own and those of the faculty, too." Nls. Stuckwisch has been a mem~ ber of the PSC Student Senate, the college business honorary Phi Beta Lambda, and the math and science •honorary Alpha Nlu Omega. She is :co-director of a computer lab, and :tutors students in math and com;puter science. Stuckwisch has been offered a graduate assistantship at the University of Missouri-Rolla. "I've considered other grad schools, too, but I'm also looking at the job market, " she said.

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A "New Native America". .. by Barbara J •. Balm


grandtather as his father had been killed in WWII. It is smoked each day by Arbuckle. He believes it helps guide him where he needs to go to spread the message. The message is thata New Native AmericanisemerginginTheWay, made up of all nationalities who have left behind their ties with Europe, Africa or the Orient, according to Arbuckle. He noted environmentalists, whose main concern is preserving the earth, as an example. Rebecca Hasty, adjunct instructor of speech, had Arbuckle, who is an author. artist and poet speak to her speech classe~. After the lectures, many students asked for help to pursue a study of The Way.

John ''Twobirds" Arbuckle spoke Nlonday,Feb.10,1992,aboutcenturies-old religious and philosophical traditions of North American Indians. The.two traditions are indivisible and are evident in a spiritual and harmonious lifestyle called "The Way." Arbt,J.ckle, who sees· himself as an "itine:rant educator," was at PSC to share his belief that a New Native American is emerging, who is neither American Indian nor Caucasian. Arbuckle said it is a common misunderstanding that the Native Americans had "no religion or philosophy of their own. Arbuckle, a Vietnam veteran, said, "When I entered the. Army I was listed as STATE THEATRE 'Caucasian with no religious prefAuburn, Neb. erence' on my dog tags. The sergeant would not accept 'American Bargain Night Tuesday Family Night Monday Indian' and 'Native American' as PSC Night Thursday answers. Theredraceisseenas 'the Reg. Adm. $3-Adult $2-Child invisible people."' Arbuckle went 7:30 Nightly (Closed Wed.) Sunday Matinee 2 p.m • on ·to say that Native Americans have found themselves in col)flict KEVIN COSTNER between the dominant society that surrounds them and that society composed of their own people and John "Twob~rds" Arbuckle tribes, which is also very much a The Way also has a "commonalfID part of their everyday lives. ity" that runs through ·an Native Further, Arbuckle said, "There are American tribes which helps define FATHER of l:he two major differences in The [In- it as having its own distinct religion ...........~B.• DE cea:i dian] Way from traditional Chris- and philosophy. "That basic belief Don Johnson tian theology. First, Native Ameri- is the Sacred Circle," said Arbuckle. lVlelanie Griffith P~R..8.PISE cans believe in the Great Mystery. Using examples, he showed how ... -~ ... ~ This mystery goes beyond the con- this symbol was present in the NaALKMENA (Kristine Meeske, left) and her maid, Neneatza (Heather Cohrs, cept of God. Secondly, they believe tive Americans' symbolic language Upcoming Movies: center), listen as Leda, the Queen of Sparta (Trace Buesig, right), tells of her everything is endowed with a spirit." passed on to him, because he was The Hand that Rocks the Cradle Beaut Y & the Beast amorous adventure with Jupiter, the King of the Gods. The scene is from Peru According to Arbuckle, there is a the first born of the first born in his Fr iEid Green Toma toes Players production of Amphitryon 38 to be presented at 8 p.m. on Feb. 28, 29 Grand Canyon need to redefme how society looks family. The ceremonial pipe was and March 6, 7, and at 2 p.m. on March 1 at the the College Theatre.--photo by atreligion and philosophy. passe:c! to him UJ)On the death of his Call 274-4096 For Showti_m~~ '--T_od_d_G_o_tt_ul_a_ _ _ _.,..-_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ___,



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by Times Staff On Feb: 10 Peru State College

"This is my first head coaching job and is pressure in that itself," President Dr. Robert Burns an- he said. "With what's happened nounced thatassistantMonteMead- .h~re the past couple of year8 I do ows was to becbme the new head feel some pressure, but it's presfootball coach. sure I want to have because we've Meadows was selected from an been in play-offs. One of my internal search to succeed Lou goals is to continue that success/' Saban, whose contract with PSC Meadows, a graduate of Kearney ends March 15. Meadows' appoint:. State (now University ofNebraskament as .head coach will take effect Kearney), served two years as a immediately. , graduate assistant for the Lopers "Coach Meadows has a reputation before coming PSC. He coached for taking on tough jobs and having the offensive tackles and tight ends, great success. I know he did that and as the strength coach here at PSC this year, and I am and weight training supervisor. confident that he-.will do that as our head coach in football," Burns said in making the announc.ement. Meadows said. taking over PSC' s traditionallystI'Qng football program was an opportunity hecouldn'tpass up. "This is a great challenge in my career, but I'm ready forit,"hesaid~ "At some point in time, everyone iI) coaching wants to be the head coach, and that opportunity had risen here. There'salotofworktobedone,and I want to be part of the many posiMonte Meadows tive things that are going on with . this team." The Neligh native played and let7 Over the past three years, Peru t~red four seasons on the Loper State has posted a 27-6-1 mark, football team (1982-86). He~tarted earned three consecutive .NAIA at offensive guard as a semor on Division JI play-off berths, and won KSC'.s S-4 team.. . , . .. the national championship fu 1990; After completing his eligibility. Under Saban, the '91 Bobcats were Meadows operated as the Lopers' 7-4 overall and reached the semifi- head junior varsity coaph in 1988 nals of the play-offs. whileservingasastudentassistant. So, does Meadows feel any pres- · Asa member of the Bobcatcoachsure in accepting the position? ing staff last fall, Meadows.worked

with the offensive line and assisted with the play calling, and he developed a good relationship with the players. · "The players and I developed a 1 good relationship during the seasan," Meadows said. "I've kept in close communication with them, and plan to keep the channels open , as head coach." Meadows declined to comment on any changes he has planned, but said some can be expected. "Anytime you switch head coaches, changes are natural, he said, "and there will be some noticeable changes with us. don't want to be specific just now, but I will say that we'll have some." Like any newly appointed coach, recruiting is a "high ·priority" on Meadows list. "Recruiting is our main objective right now," .said Meadows. "We have started conditioning with the players who are hereand we've had a good turnout. But my main concern is to get some commitments for next year." Thenewsofhisnewpqsitionmade · Meadows a happy coach. "I was ecstatic when they told me I had been selected," he said. "IC s a very good feeling to know the administrationhasconfidenceinme and my abilities as a coach ·and . SHEILA SUGHROUE scored a season high 12 points in PSC's win over instructor. UNK.-photo by Bonnie Henzel · "I'm sure there were some concerns; he's too young or he's not experienced enough," Meadows added. "But I believe in myself and I know rm ready." by Times staff .Omaha, scored 12 of her points fifth RNNU.RL Despite missing one of its top guns following intermission asPSC held Dress For Success February14, thePSC women'sbas- off a late Lady Loper rally. After Friday, Feb. 21 - Skating.Old . ketball team shot down the Univer- building a 47-35 advantage Gym, 6:30 p~m. ~ sity of NebraSka-Keamey.. just over eight minutes left. Tami . Sophomore Lora White scored ·16 ·Tullydrilledathree-pomtertospark Tuesday, Feb. 25 - VITA points and snatched 10 rebounds to . ·a run which brought UNK back to Love Connection, Live Oak Rm..i lead a balanced attack and pace the · within 63'-60. The Lady Lopers had 5-7p.m. , Lady BobCats' 68-63 victory ~- a chance to pull even closer, but Wednesday, Feb. 26 -VITA . fore a crowd of 125 at the Health center Ginger Keller. threw tl).e ball i Fun Flicks, 1-7 p.m. and.Sports Center in Kea..ney. :tg out of bounds after being swaJ:med Fashions Provided By~ .. Thur8day,Feb.27-Non-Trad. In all, four players reached double by double team pressure. · · ~.? figures fo~ the 23rd-ranked PSC Peru State, however, was unsucCoffee, Programs Office, 11 a.m. i. Th'.'ursday, Feb. 27, 1992 women, who improved to 17-10 . cessful in running its delay game High School Business Contest overall andreboundedfroni anight- with two minutes remaining and 11:00 a.m,. Hair done by: HairAFFAIR. Peni, NE Student Senate Elections, Student marish scoring effort (60-40)atPark· six-pointmarginat63-57. TheLacly Make-up done by: Jackie Williams ·M;uy !Cir Representotiv• Student Center Center, 11. a.m.-1 p.m.. College three nights earlier. Bobcat's troubles stemmed from Friday, Feb. 28 - Play. Coach Wayne Davidson's squad going 2-for-7 at the foul line in Amphitryon38, College Theater, 8 played without its leading scorer on closing minutes. Make your appointment p.m. the season, 6-foot-2 sophomore Michele Marschman, a 6-2 senior, with The Haircutters today. Student Senate Elections, Student 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Mon. thru Fri. Sanja Simidzija,·who did not make ·had 12 points, nine rebounds and the trip due to medical reasons. Center. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. three blocked shots for PSC. Junk1r 8 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Thursday · Phone: 274-5546 Saturday, Feb. 29 - Play, The Lady Bobcats, using a sag- ·Sheila Sughroue, rotating at Amphitryon38, College Theater, 8 ging man-to-man defense, forced ·small forvvard spot in place the Lady Lopers out of their game .Simidizja along with freshman p.m. planbytakingawaytheinsidegame. .Angie Wilson,matchedherseason' s Sunday, March 1 - Play, ·While UNK was hitting only 22 .bighwith12pointson4-for-8shootAmphitryon38, College Theater, 8 percent from the floor (8 of 36) in .ing from the floor. Senior guard p.m. ' the opening staniil, Peru.State con- Diane Pokorny chippped in 11 Monday, March 2 - Art Ex-, nected on 12 of 32 attempts '(38 ·points, including a pair of three• h!bit, opening, 7-8 p.m. percent) to grab a 35-28 halftime ' pointers. · Peru State closes out the season in lead. Tuesday, March 3 - VITA back-to-back contests with Chadron · · White~ a 5-10 forward from ·State on Feb. 21 and 22. PSC Baseball, 1 p.m.


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Winter Olympics are a bore US athletes need


Inez Watchmefall and Gilbert Imaclutz appeared on the ice wearing brilliant costumes in the skating finals of this year's Winter Olympics in Albertville, France. The balletic duo left the audience breathless with an innovative, roman tic routine to Lizst's "Liebesttaum." All .nine judges award~ thein,first place; a:Ild,Jhe pair skat~;~~way with ~e gold medal! · .. ', · Get real! They.made ·three mistakes and still won the gold? Worse· yet, the United States best finish was sixth. Not surprising, since the U.S.hasonly won three medals so far. True, our hockey team is kickin' some tail, but even if they do win a medal this thing called the Winter Olympics is a joke. O.K., maybe rm being a little too harsh on these athletes. Then again, I wonder if these performers should even be called athletes. The events they compete in are down · right ludicrous. Since many of you are not f®Iiliar with the events,lets talce a Jook"at a few. · · Biatl)lon::. This is an event tn'at . combines the endurance of cross.. country skiing with the marksman.. ship from shooting range. Athletesstopattheshootingrangetwice, · ·first shooting prone and then stand- ·


is so I wouldn'tm,iss any wipeouts. Like it. or not,· the wrecks. provide the most excitement. Without the crashes I doubt anyone would watch the Winter Olympics. I guess I'm down on these Olympics because the U.S. team stinks. We spend millions· of dollars to build. and improve our team's training facilities, yet we struggle to win medals. In 1988 the U.S. won a whopping six metals. Maybe I'm wrong, but I don't think the training facilities are helping much. I could go to Albertville with my roommates, train for a day, jump in a homemade sled and still place higher than the guys we've got over there will. It's pbvious that the media also knows our team is hopeless. A U.S. skier failed to place when he lost control half-way down the slope. Looking for an explanation, a reporter asked, "Did the snow er ice ·have anything to do with your troubles?" (I thought snow and ice werethereasonswecallitthe 'Winter' Olympics.) Take my advice; The U.S. team is sorry, the events are even sorrier and unless you've been having trouble sleeping, I'd suggest you stay away from this year's Winter Olympic coverage!

ing. For each target missed they have to ski one round of a 150-yard path. I bet the CBS ratings skyrocket when they cover the biathlon. I know my eyes were glued to the tube for four hours during this event! It was almost as exciting as watching bowling or a chess match ..

Time-Out With Todd by Todd Gottula

Freestyle skiing- Doesn 'tfreestyle have something to do with swimming? Lets go on .. Luge- Finally an event I can handle. Grown men getting on a 2 pound sled and sliding down a snowpacked trail at speeds of 70 mph. These guys have got some nerve. Alt:ight, you caught me. I have been watching the Winter Olympies a little bit But the only reason

New head coach satisfies players by Jon Kruse

Many changes have been taking place around PSC's football team this year. As many already know, head coach Lou Saban has stepped down from his position due to "personal circumstances". MonteMeadows was announced as the new head coach on Feb. 10 by PSC President,· Dr. Robert Bums. There have been several reactions to the coaching changes. Sophomore tightendJim Schoeppner said, "Coach Saban had good philosophies, but I don't think the communication was at the level it should have been. At times it was frustrating for both the players and the coach." Coach Saban's replacement, Monte Meadows, is a graduate of Kearney State (now University of Nebraska-Kearney). He has '



coached the offensive line at Kearney and at PSC. Reactions to the new coaching changes. have been very positive. Defensive back Alex Malcolm respOnded, "I'm glad that he got the job. I believe he can help the team out the best next year, and with the right personnel; we should have a winning season." Other reactions have been positive also. Freshman tight end Tom Farrel said, "I think coach Meadows deserved it. He will do a great job. The school did a good job in picking him. Now we can do nothing but improve.,, The players know and like the coach frdm the 1991, 7-4 season. Coach Meadows likes his players too. "I've kept in close communication with them, and plan to keep . the channels open as head coach,"'

he said. Meadows summed things up by saying, "I'm sure there were some concems.•.but I believe in myself, and I know I'm ready."

Bobcats shoot well, beat Bellevue by Todd Gottula

The PSC men's basketball team. used a strong frrst half and high shooting percentage· to defeat BellevueCollege96-71 on Feb.13. The win raised the Bobcats record to 15-10 on the season and 12-1 at home. Michael Woolsey; who has been on a mission as of late, put PSC on top early by scoring· eight of the teams first 10 points. Solid play from Fred Ward and Greg Snipes -




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also contributed to the Cats 45-26 halftime lead. ' "That first half was probably the best half of basketball we've played this season. The guys really came out ready to play," said head coach John Gibbs. PSC shot 69% from the field in that powerful first half and held the Bruins to just26 points. The second half of action saw the Bobcatscooldownintheirshooting, brit the lead got larger. "The thing I like to see as a coach is that when we don't shoot the ball well we're still able to put teams away. That's because our execution on offense, intensityondefenseandhustlehave allowed us to play through the cold shooting," said Gibbs. Ward's 3-pointerfrom the left wing with seven minutes left in.the game stretched PSC's lead. to 21 points. Ward was 6-7 from the 3-point arc, one shy of a school record. Everybody got a chance to play, as the bench was cleared with five

minutes left Bobcat subs came in and scored the last eight points to give themselves the 25 pointvictory. When asked about the game Gibbs said, "We played very well together. We had a team meeting a few days earlier which seemed to clear some things up. As aresultof that talk our guys seem to be a lot more focused on what they want to accomplish. "I'm very pleased with the progress we've been making lately," he added. Peru State........................ .45 51-- 96 Bellevue.............................26 45 -- 71 PSC--Wright0-22-6 2, Snipes 7-14 3-4 18, Green 3-5 4-4 10, Harshaw 0-1 2-2 2, Gottula 1-1 3-3 5, Ward 7-9 2-2 22,Mann4-62-310, Woolsey5-10 10, Motley 5-5 5-615, Graffl-12. Totals - 33-55 60%, 23-30 76.7%. Three-point goals - Ward 6-7, Snipes 1-2, Green 0-1, Harshaw 0-1. Rebounds Motley8, Woolsey 6,Mann5.~lsts­ Ward 7, Harshaw 3. Steals - Harshaw 3, Green 3. Record- 15-10

Cosimano victorious in polls by Ti.m Bail~y and Jon Kruse The 1992 Student Senate presidential and vice-presidential elections were held last week at the Peru State College Student Center. The new president-elect is Ann Cosimano, a junior psychology/sociologylpre-law major. Her vicepresident-elect is junior Robin Anderson, an elementary jor. Defeated in the election were presidential.candidate John Ramsey, a junior business/accounting major,

SHERIRUMBAUGH has been named to the All-USA College Academic Team by USA. Today. ·More information about her award is contained in an article on pagt:: 6 as well as in the story bClow.-,·photo by Dr. ~an Holtz

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USA Today names student to college academic tea~ Sheri Rlinibaugb, a PSC junior, was recently named to the 1992 AU-USA College Academic Team by tb.e newspaper USA Today. . . Rumbaugh, a wife, mother of three and a full-time student felt honored to be nominated, let alone to have made the team. When Dr. Carol Pappas, associate professor of natural science, nominated her for the position, Rumbaugh didn't feel she had a chance. She was excited but didn't concentrate on the award that much. When asked how she felt about being accepted to the team, Rumbaug~ said, "l was really excited and very surprised. One of the qualifications is to be a well-rounded student, and recently r ve had to give up some of my ~unity work to devote

mv t:im.e to my studies and family. one of the~ l was so surprised to have been accepted." When asked· what· sh~ cope with. stress, Rumbaugh admitted that curling up on the couch in sweats with no make-up and a pony-tail and watching cart09ns with her daughters is always a lot of fun." For exercise and a llttle t:im.e with friends, she plays volleyball two nights a week. But Rumbaugh' s best advice for managing stress came from the heart. She said, "Put your priorities in order. What needs to be done, do, and what can wait, let it." The important message she had for all was that, "[I am] nothing special. Anyone can reach their goals, as iong as they set goals that are within their reach." She also wanted to thank PSC and Dr. Pappas for the nomination.


,staff conducts readership survey by Laura.Osborne

~ T~.-1s ~taff recently conducted

.·anon-SciCµtific survey of .111 people on campus asking readers' opinions of our paper. Ninety-seven people stated they read the Times on a regular basis with 107 people feeling we do a good job of reporting ca.Inpus news and events. Fifty-seven of those surveyed read the front page fir$t, 34 turn immediately to sports, 10 to campus scenes, six to opinions and three to news-in-briefs. We received 64 "good" overall ratings, 30 "average;' IS "excellent" and five "fair." Now I, as editor-in~chief, would like to address some of the comments received in the other questions. As we have stated before, tb.e $25 publication fee charged all students this year has. not been awarded to us, as a yearbook program is still under consideration.. In fact, our budget was only slightly more than

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and his vice-presidential running an open forum for all students. She mate, Nicolle Miller, a freshman added that she hoped the recycling psychology/sociology major. program would continue because, On Tuesday, Feb. 25, a forum was "I think this is a very beneficial held with the candidates, conducted program to the campus." by out-going president and viceCosimano's running mate, Robin president Denise Meyer and Troy Anderson, was asked, "As Co-chairUhlir. v person of Student Programs, you One question asked of Cosimano · would be responsible for many was, "As President.of Student Sen- things. What types of skills do you ate, what project or projects would possess that qualif)" you for the you implement in .order to get other position?'; She mentioned that she students to be more informed of has been on the Senate.for one year what goes on at PSC?" Cosimano See "Senate Elections" replied that she intends to let stuonpage2 dents realize that the meetings are

Women's History Month display on page 6

Staff comments 'on condom distribution on page 2

Students' Spring Break plans on page 4

Intramural basketball onpage8

$4200 for ~e entire year. Therefore, we do not have the funds to increase'our production and we cannot increase the amount of pages per issue. We wish we· could do both and include all of the information submitted to us, but funds simply do not allow it. We always are willing to accept information concerning upcoming events or events that have occurred ?n campus. We try to cover all subjects that are drawn to our atten-

tion, but we do not. always hear aoout actiVities thartake'place. until someone get$ .upset that we didn't cover them. We accept information concerning campus organizations in new~ release form through campus mail, c/o Peru State Times, but not in large block advertising form. We need that advertising space to sell to area merchants to add to our funds, especially now as we are

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Survey on Peru State Times 1. Do you read the college newspaper, The Times, regularly? yes

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If "no," why? 2. Do you think The does a good job of reporting campus news and events? yes . no _ __

If "no," what would you suggest The Times do to improve? 3. If you answered "yes" to question# l, what section/page do you read first when you pick up the paper? · _ _ Front Page _ _ Opinions _ _ News-in-Brief _ _ Campus Scenes _ _ Sports 4. What do you like best aoout The Times? 5. What do you like least aoout Tlie Times? 6. What is your overall rating of Tlie Tinri!s? ---· Excellent _ _ Good _ _ Average ___ Fair _





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attempting to purchase, entirely on our own, a single laser printer for our publication8 office use. Contains SexuallyExplicit Material:: <'•·; Comml,IDts we appreciated were offended by.information concerning sexµ~l~;·: · those. that constructively ~ded our dise~e! . c,, staff, We do reaµze that two pages of sports is a considerable amount PSC students .living .on campus .read. thes. ,. of our newspaper, bU:t we do not · they got their mail two weeks ago. Every , · wish to exclude any one or two now that the college administration C' · sports in our regular coverage. explaining sexually transmitted disease~<. < One person smveyed stated that student's mailbox on campus. .. , ' ? .. \ what they liked least about the Times So what's the big fuss all about? WeU,insett;(!cl tq;e is the. "lack of students on campus getting to voice all opinions-what pamphlet was a latex condom. There.were al~od~~7pp~q~,r happened to freedom of speech?" with pictures, explaining how to use a condont < • ) · To this person and to all our readers . We understand why some people mayhay~~~°'qff~}'J. I would call attention to the. by the graphic nature of the informatio11, t>,~t"V:e' · · fact that in every issue we include After all, this is the 90's. It's no secref}liaf,<;qll~ffe information about 6m Letters to the Editor policy, the readers' forum to .all over the United States are havingse*'. express opinions ·on any subject staff, feel that what the administratfon.~ki:;. · ····· We cimnot interview every singl~ 18-22 year-olds think of using a:.cq~f ' student on canipus concerning evMany times, college stud~11ts,el~s . ·. YCEHOLLESEN speaks to Nancy Emerson's Sociology340 (fhe Family) ery main editoral subject; this is when having sex because of thei(~ti . lass on Feb. 28 about help~ng dysfunctional families .. HoHesen is a child sim,ply impossible. We would love attitude. ·· · rotective worker for the state of Nebraska and a Dr. ·t<>):eceive justonel~~r to. the edian Holtz · · · · tor.stating clear::cut pertinent opinThe PSC administration felt4h~y.~~r ions!· something. Knowing that movies, vid~: "Senate elections 11 from.· page ·.1 There seems to he some confusion have the same effect, they deci~ed tcfdi~( and Student Programs for three ideas of differerlt types of stt\dents, as to what a newspaper really is. with·inforniation about theAIDS yirus: · · · years. She also added the fact that i.e., non-ti:ads, commuters, minori- Several persons stated they would Director of Residence Life Dan fla~gi~ . she is pre~identof Alpha Chi and ties?" Miller emphasized her new liketo see some gossip in our paper. hall directors of each dorm, helped;: · feels she can organize her time well idea is to post agendas before each I'm sorry, but we are not The Na~ andreally give her all in her partici- meeting to let students know what tionalEnquirer. Our publication is together. Haugland designed the handlq , pation. . . will be discussed. She also men- one for students to learn proper jourthe information in them. . ... ·.· > ' " . " ; One of the questions askeclof presi- tioned a priority discus.sed by all of nalistic techniques, ethics and morWe feel the information handed,qu · dential candidate John Ramsey was, the candidates in increasing enroll~ als. The statistics, instructions on ho,\\! Our newspaper covers more than ''What do youfeel will be the role of ment instudent programs. . general information about .sexµ~~;::Y•, Student Senate on this ccµ:npus durThe two teams also used publtc campus events because we all are ing the coming year?" Ramseysaid relations techniques during their affected by what happens in the got right to the point. This wh()l~'..~~L that bis priorities would be to ex- campaigns. The Ramsey-Miller world around u8 every day. Also, joke. and. even though som:e stud¢1l.~r pand student involvement in activi- connection passed. out "Blow-Pops" we try to follow guidelines for qual· it. we're sure that there·were al~bi/ ties~ and in tum to lia~e Student in the Student Center following the ity publicatfons as set by the Ameriinformation seriously,and be11eq~~:t. Programs ma.1'<r.~ :Vital·fuipactwith forriip.. •and •the victori~us can Scholastic Press Association. Ifs nice to know that ourcolleg~~·' the students~ ·•· · · ···· · · Cosimano:.;Andersoiiteam h?Ji<led These· guideline$· include· student It's obvious that. PSC. is not:'cphq2y A question asked. ofRamsey's run- out homemade chooola:te-cbip Coak.:. interest in the community and community: awareness. · ning ma:te, Nicolle Miller, was ies later that night. · which we thinkwould be inappr9p~~ I worild .like to ~d readers that do you have to r -tte * t'h E'":* · lie to know that· they care· and tealiz~:.J~ Times ·is distributed on publica."What . .new ·s. ideas /Pr db ~ r.o eSta.unorpo '1.. tmprove enate ograms an ow Tb ., te 1.....unes · we .· Icomes' ·the conc.eming sex. . · · ·· · d · ···· ·t th e c eru tion. dates in every building except do you mten to mcorpora e e All. 1eu·.ers a·n.i etters t o th'e ed~t 1 or. the AWAC, Old Gym and the to the editor, cartoons, or articles dorms. They the should besignedbytbe individual doors of all of the other buildings Wt-~U\ by Tim.6<11.~ley person or pe~ons writing them and on the benches on all three :Cit Ml-ra.-w.d by Sc.nt tlofm(.5 and will be published at the dis- floors of TJ Majors. cretion of the editors. The Peru: The Times staff woulc;l like to State Times reserves the right to thank everyone who participated in edit all letters to the editor. Send· the survey. All comments are apmaterial to: Editor, the Peru State preciated, as they will help us make Times, Campus Mail, .Peru State our paper more us¢ful and enjoyCollege, Peru, Ne.braska, 68421. able to om readership.

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Qualified undergrads may take PSC graduate courses-·

GREG MITCHELL (left) and Linda Switzer (fardght) of the Stupent Support Services program at Peru State College tools: a mo_ment to honor three PSC students wh6 have earned "Trio A wards" through a program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education. The PSC students who formally. receive their awards in a program in Lincoln on Feb. 29 include Paul Howard of Brooklyn, NY, Denise MeyerofFalls City, and Amy Fossenbarger of Brock. --photo by Kent Propst

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"Whether or not we admit it to ourselves, we are all haunted by a truly awful sense of impermanence. 11 ~Tennesse Williams

Peru-Students planning to attend the 1992 Summer Session may be puzzled ab6ut their eligibility to take graduate level courses with 500 <md 600 numbers, according to Dr. Jerrold Hanson, dean of graduate studies. Those courses with Q00 numbers are open only to graduate studcn.s, that is, students who have completed a baccalaureate degree. Courses numbered in the 500' s are for graduate students but arc .d~n to• qualified upper-division students, according to Dr. Hanson. AnupJfor::. division student is one who has attained junior status defined at Pcn1 as having earned at least 59 credits. -The Graduate Council has established. the following crit~a for adinission of an undergraduate to a 500 level course: 1) sufficient preparation, i.e., at least 15 hours of work in the discipli.i1c in which the course is being offered with a minimum of 3.0 GPA and an overall GPA of at least 3.0, OR 2) permission of the instructor. . There are also several 500 level courses which are "double numbered," meaning that graduate students taking the course are requited to do additional work in order to earn the graduate credit. Undergraduates enrolling in the upper-division numbered segment of the course complete the regular course requirements. Dr. Hanson said the 500 level courses will offer a challenge to undergraduates, but there are several which \Villenrich the student's backgrmmd and should be considered by the serious student.

Seniors can submit resumes

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Three students get awards

Peru--Students who })ave completed 45 or more semester credit hours by the end of the fall 1991 semester AND who entered Peru State College under the 1990-91 OR the 1991-92 college catalog need to sign up for the RISING JUNIOR EXAM in TJM 303 by MARCH 13. The test is a graduation requirement for the above mentioned students. The test will be given on -April 14 and 15 from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Students need only attend one session. If you have questions regarding the exam, please contactJennif~r Nelson, TJM 303.

Peru--Three.Pero State College generation college students, minorstudents wlio have shown excep- ity students, handicapped students Summer Camp tional perseverance toward the goal and those from an economically Opportunities of gaining their college diploma disadvantaged background are less Nebraska's most beautiful ·camp, will be recognized at a statewide likely to graduate from college than YMCA Camp Kitaki, located on assembly. some others. . the Platte River, is seeking appli~Y Fossenbarger will receive the Denise Meyer; Paul Howard and cants for .the following positions: ·''Trio Achiever Award" ·ror being Amy Fossenbarger will receive . Boys' Counselors, Girls' Counselors, Wrallglers,Lifeguards, Water- ''Trio Awards" through a U.S. De- an exceptional student, characterPeru--All seniors are invited to subinit a resume to the Placement Office front directors, Assistant Cook, partment of Edµcation program. ized by high acadeinic achievement, Crafts Instructors, Adventure Trail They will be recognized at a ban- character, .service activities, and for the Senior Resui11e Book, according to Linda Warren, placement guides, Environmental Program di- quet on the University of Nebraska- commitment to Trio program goals.. director; The book will be sold for $10 to employers. Several requests rector, Archery Instructors, Ritlery · Lincoln campus on Saturday, Feb. She is a senior majoring in ac- have already been received from employers attending the April 9 PSC Instructors, Steward. Call or write: counting and business administra- Career Fair. YMCA Camp Kitaki, 1039 P St, 29. tion. Seniors who have resumes on the Resume Expert Software will automatiTrio is a federal program designed Lincoln NE 68508; (402)475-9622. Paul Howard will receive the "Trio cally be included in the book. Those seniors who have prepared their OR ask for one of our application to assist students who .are statistipackets at your Student Employ- cally less likely to succeed in cot::. Oedication Award," which goes to resumes on the Mac or Professional Write will need to bring'a copy of dw ment/Career Services Office. lege than others. For example. first- a student who bas shown great dedi- resume to the Placement Office, Ad 105, by March 23. cation and persistence in their academic work. Quiz Bowl nears ••• He is a senior majoring in psy~ chology and sociology at PSC. Denise Meyer will receive the Marcl13 UP interview 011 campus. Peru--The annual Peru State ColGottula also said that the experi"Trio Pacesetter Award, 11 given to a . Mar. 5 GRE test registration due lege Quiz Bowl has been scheuled ence of helping with the Quiz Bowl student who has exhibited superior for March 31 and April 1 and 2, could look good to a possible em- leadership and extensive involveMarch 7 PPST and NTE 1992. According to Lori Gottula, ployer, especially for education m~t in school activities. March 12 Public Sector Career Fair - UNL coordinator of the three-day com- majors. "Academic competitions *Government agencies: federal, state, local She is a senior majoring in busipetition, volunteers are being sought such as this are becoming very popu- nes.s administration and manage*Non-profit organizations, graduate schools *Transportation provided - sign up to read questions, keep score, and lar 1n high schools. Principals and ment. March 12 Air Force officer interviews time events. · counselors from local schools call The Trio program on the Peru State March 23 Deadline for Senior Resume Book Gottula stated that the academic me at various times of the year College campus is coordinated April 1 Deadline for sign up, Omaha Public School interviews asking for organizational a8sistance tournament attracts over 500 top through the Student Support Serhigh school students from more than with their own coiµpetitions." vices office at Peru State. 60 schools in Missouri, Iowa, and Besides gaining th~ experience, it's ~ Nebraska. (Kansas schools are.not fun, according to Gottula. "Volwiallowed to compete after March 1.) teers on the first day usually sign up ''The volunteers have always been for more time because they really fantastic," Gottula said. Fifteen enjoy the competition and the volunteers are needed every half scholary experience. 11 • hour from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the To sign up to read, time, or keep 1900 HARLAN FALLS CITY: NEBRASKA 68355 PHONE: (402) 245-3440 •• three-day period. "It is an organiza- score for any portion of the competional challenge, 11 she said, ''because tition, contact Lori Gottula at exOWNER-OPERATOR even if a student can only give a half tension· 2356, or see her in the hour, that half houris very impor- President's office, Ad 202. The Voice of the Bobcats· tant."

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Delays education to raise children

Dr. Gilmore retires...maybe

What are you doing during· this• year's Spring Break?.

Gilmore has three sons, one daugh- . paired (Ll) program in J:..ansing, MI, ter, and H grandchildren. wentba<;kto work for a BOCES in Back to school Fort Morgan, CO, After several years, Dr. Gilmore. teach for two years from 1980-82, then. went back to the BOCES in finally found herself back in school Fort Morgan for two more years. at AT¢. She had a witty comment She also taughtat Western State on getting her bachelor of science iµ College in Gunriison, CO, under elementary education degree stat. · Dr. Jerrold Hanson, PSC Dean of ing,"... ittookmeonehU$band, 12 S d" f f years, and three and three-fourths .Graduate tu 1es, or our years. .. ,,,, children to get my bachelor's." Then, as that college was going by Tim Bailey .Jenny Goering, junior Michelle KimbaJI, senior She went to Michigan State Uni- .· through some changes, she decided plans to visit some going to go to a friend's versity to gether recertification in to retire. But, shortly thereafter she received another call .from PSC, so aunt's and uncle's house friends in Manhattan, KS teaching and found that by taking in South Sioux City Question: "Name the Peru State the recertification classes, she had College professor who has been a completed one-third of the work to consultant, a diagnostician, a direc- get a master's. "So I thought, well, tor of special education, an admin- r might just as well get a master's." istrator of special education, a col- Dr. Gilmore received her master of lege professor, a mother, a wife, a . arts in education from Michigan classrQ9m teacher (even at a log-:- · State University in 1969. ging camp), a supervisor of student A year later she started coursework teachers, and a relaxation thera- at MSU to become a reading conpist?" sultant and an education specialist, Dr. Norma Gilmore is a retiring which she completed in 1972. She Charles Smith, senior Roger Cook, junior associate professor of education at. startedajob in Uoulder, CO, going to work on his pracplans on working in PSC, a co-advisor to Phi Sigma · fall as a special education consultticum and write a paper · Lincoln Chi sorority and a co-sponsor of ant. Eventually, she took a job in Student Council for Exceptional Leadville, CO, as a special educashe decided ". . . a year or two Children. Dr. Gilmore is an intriwould be fme.'~ She's now.been at cate lady who, when I interviewea held on March 8 from 10:30 a.m " .• [students] are the ore, PSC since 1988 andis retiring this by Robin Anderson her, absolutely amaz<;d me with her 1:30 p.m. at the Student Center. July, or at least she says; " I'm really Senate Reporter and we smelt it.down and life story. The experiences she's going to retire, I think...! say I'm The Senate last met on Feb. 26. The tickets can be bought beforehad could fill a couple of lives and refine it in education so The executive committee reported hand for $2, or peopJe can pay at the going to retire, but I don't think that that a maintenance committ~e will door. Donations are also welcome. she's as active as she was thirty they become gold. " I'm going to sit in the rocking chair be coming to campus to do an "enyears ago. Nominations were narrowed to on the deck and look at the lake." ergy master plan." Their goal is to three candidates for the Scroll of Dr. Norma Gilmore Born in Michigan Dr. Gilmore backs up her point of find out how the campus can save Service Award. The final vuting not having an easy retirement by money. The United Ministries in will take place at the next meeting. Dr. Gilmore was born in tion director· although she didn~t expressing what her plans might be. Higher Education committee then The Senate also voted on the recipiMansilona, MI, and lived there un- think she was ready for that kind of She'd like to try selling real estate gave an update. In their last meet- ent of the Senate Scholarship. Wintil she was 15. She then moved with position. Dr. Gilmore added that in Mt. Oaire, MI, along with con- ing the peer minister position was ners of both awards will be anher family to Cadillac, Ml, for a this was another case ofsomething ducting a relaxation therapy Class discussed. March 4 will be the first nounced at the banquet. Reports of the college official bodyear before stints in California, she didn't want to do which helped that she has been trained in, and Lenten breakfast at the Community Arizona and New .Mexico. She her immensely, stating, "This is one working as an adjunct professor at Church. The church is also con- ies were then heard. The College graduated from high school at of the things that I've always found. Central Michigan University which tinuing its supper/Bible study class Affairs committee accepted the new is 17 miles away form her retire- on Sunday at 6 p.m. There is also degree in sports management, the Albequerque High School in New I think I don't want something, and ment residence. . going to be a movie night on Honors Program course proposals, ~1cxico back when the town had I practically beat my head on a brick Educational philosophy Wednesdays at7:30. Signs will be and discussed the new teacher's only 25,000 residents. wall because I don't want to go, and posted. Student Programs decided' policy. Dr. Gilmore attended Scripps Colthen ... as I look back it's the best Finally, after covering her unbe- .on a Spring Fling theme. Itis "125 Fmally, Senate selected the homelege for a year in Clairmont, CA. thing that could have happened to lievably extensive background, I years ... and Still Going." coming theme for next fall. It is This was a college for women only me." This jQb as the director of asked Dr. Gilmore what her phiSenate will be selling tickets for "Celebrating 125 Years of Excelmid she left after one year saying, "I special education for the Mountain losophy of education was, and how the pancake feed fundraiser to be lence." kind of enjoyed being in a coeducaBOCES (Board of Cooperative Edu- she approached education. tional setting." She then took a secational Services) made her the first She said, "All of us have strengths, mester at the University of New woman in Colorado to be a special and all of us have weaknesses ... We just try to work it. out and grow \1exico, then started at the Arizona education director at a BOCES. and develop. In other words they Teachers College (now the UniverStarted Doctorate [students] are the ore, and we smelt .sity of Northern Arizona). it down and refine it in education so -·~BEER Dr. Gilmore was forced to leave She then started a doctoral prothey become gold." ATC saying, "After World War II, gram at the University of Northern "I like to teach the students things my father and mother moved back Coiorado at Greeley. She left the that are going to be relevant to them to \fichigan and I went back also. I Leadville job after a year and a half when they're teachers and so I gear was going to go to college, and I and continued her doctoral work my class curriculum toward that .. 8 a.m.-1.0 p.m. (Mon.-Fri.) 8 a.m.-7 p.m. (Sat.) ~tarted in briefly, but this young full-time, graduating with an Ed.D . I will miss it here: I have good Noon - 4 p:m. (Sun.) . friends here, and I like to think mm1 said that if I didn't marry him in August of 1976. Over the p.ext 12 years, Dr. . about the students out utilizing the now, I would never be able to marry . him I quit college and married Gilmore spent time working as an . knowledge that I have tried to im- 7 a.m.-5:30·p.m. (Monday through Saturday) him~ and \Ve had four children." Dr. administrator for a Learning Im- . part to them."

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by Michelle Kimball If you were a contestant on Jeopardy and the answer was, "An active participant in campus organizations and an excellent representative of. Peru State College," the question. would be,"Who is Mike Harling?" Mike is a senioi,- business administration ·I sales management major with a 3.44. GPA. Mike chose Peru State College because of scholarships . and because he has a brother who also attended PSC: ·Mike decided on a career is business because · "everything. you do in .life is business-related." Mike has been v~ry actiyejn

Phi Beta Lamdba business fraternity. "When I was.a freshman, ·I never would'.ve dreamed.of being presidentof any organization." ·But during:. the 1990-91 school year he Was elected fo that position and achiev.ed a 37 percent membership increase. One important thing Mike has learned and would like to share with others is to never sell yourself short and don't be afraid to set high goals! Mike has had other personal· successes through Phi Beta Lambda (PBL). He was the state chamoion in business law and fu~ business executive, which qualified him for the natio~ competitions, one held m Annaheim, CA; the other in Washington, D.C. "PBL has given me opportunities to travel andseeotherpartsofthecountry. I feel that these opportunites would not have been possible if I had attended a larger school. The opportunities for success at Peru State are good!" . Russ Beldin, asisstant professor .ofbusines.~.an9 PBL sponsor!

spe;µc very higltly of Harling. A<:cor9ing to Dr. Snyder, h~ has· represented st;udent interest very : well .on the General Education · Committee-~d the State Board of Trustees. ·~',He carefully thinks things through. and is very articulate when he states his "He is very posmve, ' position." . Dr. Burns is impressed with and w,hen h(! speaks, Mike•. especially concerning his othe"rs listen!" positi,on on the Board of Trustees, which is a governor-appointed Dr. Robert Burns position. President Burns commented that Mike has impressed him with the way he . He.feels his Senate ex}>erience pays attention to the agenda of has made him a stronger speaker the Board meetings, the way he and has givenhim confidence to states his views, and his express his feelings at meetings. representation of Peru State Mike is currently a student students, even when the other . member on.the Board of Trustees student members' votes totally of Nebraska State Colleges. This position allows him. to represent · differ fr9m his. "If Mike says something at a Board meeting. it Peru students and "be their voice~! is .because he is representing the at meetings. "Being the student board member has helped me. to students of Peru State College. He is very positive. and when he broaden my perspective on speaks, others listen!" Because college policies and to develop Mike's term is almost finished, an appre,ciation for how long Dr. Burns commented that d~isi~~s ~d policies take." Mike's replacement has big shoes Bbththe president and the viceto fill. president of Peru State College said of Mike, ''Over the years, rve seen Mike grow. develop a great deal of self-confidence and extensive leadership skills." Mike has also.been a member of Student Senate for three years. fa

To add to an already busy schedule, Mike is a computer lab assistant two days a week to him. this job is a r~~arding one because it allows .him to help students who are unsure about computers and show how friendly they really are!. · With the background that h;e · has, Mike will 1.llldoubtedly have· a successful career in the business field Mike will graduate in May.

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Vanderford displays courage· by Barbara J. Balm "Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die," said G.K. Chesterton, English writer and journalist. This statement might have been made about Karina Vanderford, a freshman psychology/sociology major at PSC. The youngest of four children of Don and Janice Vanderford, Karina has undergone three liver transplants over the past three years. Her condition was first detected at age 16, while she was attending Auburn High School. Karina went from being involved in many extracurricular activities at school, plus working three part-time jobs, to being confined to a stark, sterile hospital bed on April 17, 1989, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. Janice Vanderford said/'It was very frightening to see your child change be-


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Karina Vanderford fore your eyes. She went from being involved in track to being a little girl lying in a hospital bed fighting for her life." Three days after Karina's seventeenth birthday, on June 27, 1989, she received her first liver transplant

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Rumbaugh gets USA award Peru--Sheri Rumbaugh, a Peru State College junior, was recently named to the 1992 All-USA College Academic Team by the newspaper USA Today. Sheri was n~ed to the USA Today second team--the only strident from a Nebraska college or university to earn a spot on the 6()-student first, second or third,.team rosters.The rosters are filled with students from many large, prestigious universities from coast to coast. · Over I,200 students were nominated by their colleges. Selection was based on scholarship, initiative, leadership and creativity. Dr. Carol Pappas, Peru State associate professor of natural sci-

ence, nominated Rumbaugh for the award last fall. "Sheri is very intelligent, obviously, and self-directed," Dr. Pappas said. ·"Part of her uniqueness is that she manages her time so well." The student and her husband, farmer David Rumbaugh, live near Sabetha, KS, with their daughters, Ashley 7, Ali 5, and Alaina 3. The 1982 graduate of Midway High School in Denton, KS owns a 3.98 grade point average and is majoring in both chemistry and biology. She is a member of Alpha Chi, the national scholastic honor society, and of Beta Beta Beta national science honorary.

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PSC STUDENT RICHARD MARCOU;x and Sudent Senate Vice-President Troy Uhlir "rock it up" for a Fun Flicks video on Feb. 26 in the Student Center. Many students took advantage of the opportunity to be "stars" for a day. -- photo by Tim Bailey

"Vanderford's Courage" frompage5 Karina, oodaunted, carried on with

her life, struggling to work herparttime jobs wbifo overcoming various side effects fo,lm surgery and medication. Just before being hospitalized, Karina had purchased her first car. According to her mother, "Karina was determined to pay her own bills." Fate, however, was not imished with Karina Karina underwent a second liver transplant on Oct. 1, 1989, but this did .not alter her immediate personal educational goal, which was to graduate with her. ltlgh school class. Karina missed most of her junior and s~~Q~ .yem:s due to her precarious health, but with her father's assistance, she earned her diploma. Commencement exercises for the Cass of 1990 were held May 20, but as her classmates walked down the aisle to receive their diplomas, Karina was wheeled down a hospi- . tal corridor to undergo a third liver . transplant. Karina's determination. had enabled het to graduate with a . 3.0 GPA, and her courage had helped to inspire her classmates as · she fully intended to go on to college. When Karina retwned from the hospital to her parents' home in Auburn, she .enrolled at PSC. Karina's cournge has helped her to overcome her biggest obstacle, tiredness, and to pursue her personal goal, a college degree. Last semester Karina made the grade at

college level. Against her doctors wishes, Karina checked herself out of the hospital in order to take her college finals. Karina s?id, "I had worked too hard to take an incom:plete in any of my classes." With effort and her professors' willing- · ness to assist her, she earned 12 credit hours. Karina currently carries 10 hours of classes at PSC. Dr. Qyde Barrett, one of her professors, said, "Here is a person who has set aside personal health problems in pursuit of an edUca.tion." Karina's long-term goal is to become a social worker and to work with other transpl~t patients and their families. In the meantime, Karina's advice to other stUdents is "Enjoy life because you never know how quickly it can be takeJi from you. Don't fret over little things." Emerson said, "Courage is the will to keep standing up after being counted out" ·


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Season ends with play-off loss to Cbad,ron StQ.te by Times Staff

better at staying within the things passes they would break down. As · it tumell out, we shot too quickly Coach'John Gibbs says the 19'11- we tried ~o do as a team. "Obviously, we had some expecand then got out of our game plan. 92 Peru State College mens baskettations of ourselves. We would · "You have to give our kids credit, ball team deserves praise. though, because they fought back have liked to \ave been in the posi"The kids played together and played very hard, and I'm proud of tion of playing at home in the play- the entire game under some adverse them," he said. "They got along offs and getting to the national tour- circumstances. The final score together on and off the court very nament. But we lost two or three wasn't indicative of how cfosethe well, too. They were a pleasure to critical games which probably cost game actually turned out to be." Ward, a 5-lOjunior, paced the us that opportunity. And we also coach and a fun group to coach." The Bobcats completed a 16-13 knew it would be a difficult task to Bobcats with 25 points. Motley season. Wednesday night when get there (nationals) with Concordia added 18 points and 11 rebounds Chadron State jumped out to a 16. having almost everybody back from while Greg Snipes had 10 points. Peru State closed with its fourth 2 lead and held off a late second- last year's team." Three seniors - Garrett Mann, straight loss - the 'Cats longest skid half rally to defeatPSC 93-76 in the Michael Woolsey and Matt Motley of the season. It was also the first NAIA District XI tournament. Chadron State, also 16-13, ad- - ended their careers against time iri four years the Bobcats didn't vanced to Saturday's title game in Chadron. All three transferred earn the right to host a first-round the Division II tourney against de- from junior colleges - Mann from playoff game at the Wheeler Cen. fending champion Concordia Col- Northeast Tech of Norfolk, and ter. Woolsey and Motley both from lege. . ! "You'd much rather play at home "Considering we had some neW Ranger, TX - to play the last. two in a situation like that," Gibbs said .·.faees again, I ~ve no ~blem wi~ seasons at PSC. of the playoffs. "especially where The Bobcats never recovered from we were 13-1 at hom~: and had · our season," Gibbs sru.d. "One 9f our goals to start was to have fa · the early hole they dug themselves played so well throughout.the seawinning record, and we accofil.;. into at Chadron Wednesday. But son. " . ... plished that. We were disappointM they twice pulled within four points The Bobcats will return a strong with the way our season ended, after intemlission, including a three- backcourt next year in Rod Green, butwe had some distractions which point basket by Fred Ward with Ryan Harshaw, Ward, and Snipes: 3: 13 left to make it 78-74. hurt us." Ward broke single-season records Peru State fmished 11-19 overall a · . From there, the Eagles sealed the for most steals (93) .and assists (159) year ago, but improved by five wins win with pin-point free throw accu- while leading the team in s~oring with a squad which had more conti- racy in the final .2:05; hitting 11 of (19.1). 16 attempts. nuity and was "Ifeel very good al::ioutnext year," "Getting off to the slow start was Gibbs said. "because we have two "If you look at last year's t~ aJ?.d this year's, I thirik we were much· the key point," Gibbs .said.. "We · of the top eight players the Dis.improved." he said, "more so thlpl told the .kids we neededto be patient trict coming back and several good, just the win-loss record. Our ki{ls offensively, and if we made thell). young players who-uow know our . · played very unselfishly a!\d wete play defense beyond three orfour syste:µi.'' '



. Controy~*sy s:t1rr00Af}S PSC IQSS: · by Times Stair· . :. •j The PSC women's basketball teamcl~d out~ 1991-92 season last Friday with a 6/- ' 66 la;s to Dana in a NAIA District game at Blair which featured a controveisltU ending. PSC interim athletic d.irector Ted Harshbarger said the school filed an d(ficial protest of the game Monday witp. the District's executive committ~. t The comlni.ttee informed PSC MondJy that the result would stand and no replay gf the game would take place. A possible mi$interpretation by the referees and a scorekeepers' error bOth hang over the game· like dark clouds. With 13 seconds left, the Lady Bobcats took the lead at 66-65 when Lora White sank two free throws. Dana called time-out with nine seconds remaining to set up a Iastsecond shot. After inbounding the ball, the

.si::or!:bOard operator failed to tum on the.· clock. and inCanwhile, the Vikings were able to dribble~vernl times, reverse the ball and get off thr~ shot attempts without any time expiring. . After coQfening, the officials awarded Dana the basket and placed seven seconds on the clock for PSC to work with. The Lady Bobcats had a shot by forward Sanjda Simidziga go in at..the buzzer, but the referees waived it of[ A brief; but heated scuffle between fans followed the contest before order was restored. . Many observers, including Harshbarger, believed all or even more than the nine remaining seconds had expired. According to the iulebook. the officials had !he option of replaying the final nine seconds, or consulting a videotape of the· game. PSC coach Wayne Davidson unsuccessfully argued with the officials for a replay.

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PSC also raised the isSUe with Doug Slifka, the NAIA basketball liaison in Kansas qity. "They indicated t.hat when the game was officially over, it was over," he said, "and the NAIA would not suppress that rule." Freshman Angie Wilson pace the Cats .with a season-high 18 points. White had 11 points and 10 rebOunds while Simidz!ja added 10 points. The loss dropped PSC to a final • 19-12 record.

G~~en scores two p~h1~'hli'' ~ earlier game with Midland .College.· PSC dropped i~'fast 1~our games, including a. 93-76 fir~t-r()t.tnd play-off loss to Gh#ron State, to finish 16-13 on the seaso11. --. photo by Scott tTdey


The Bobcat Baseball team picked up its first win of the season, a 17-9 victory over Missouri Valley on Sunday,

Creighton beats PSC hurlers by Jon Kruse

Errors on the part of die Peru State College baseball teall). were the 11).ajor factor on Feb. 25. PSC played its second game of the season at the Creighton Bluejay Sports Complex and fell to Creighton, 7-0. . The Bluejays, an NCAA Division I team ranked sixteenth in collegiate baseball, had seven unearned runs on six Bobcat errors. The . Bluejays jumped on top first when Brian Davidson smashed a threerun · double in the third inning. Davidson was then driven in with a base hit. The Bluejays' fifth run scored in th fourth inning off two PSC errors. · The Bobcats did threaten to score in the top of the fifth. The Bobcats

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loaded the bases when Mike Simcho singled, Denny Maguire walked and Matt Grewe got a base hit. But the ···············~ Bluejays ended the rally with an inning-ending double play. . Bobcat pitcher Scott Kier, 0-1, spread out five hits in three innings to take the loss for the 0-2 Bobcats. The Bobcats' season opener, held at Buck Beltzer Field in Llncoln, was a close decision to the University of Upcoming Movies: Nebraska, 9-8. JFK Key hitters for the Bobcats in the The Hand That Rocks the Cra::lle game with Creighton were Kevin. Beauty and the Beast Heller, 1 for4; Jeff Paulson, l for. 3; Fried Green Tomatoes Waynes World and Will Raferty, 1 for 4; all with · The Prince of Tides base hits. Medicine Man Simcho summed the game up with. 1_ _ _ _ G_ran_d_Can _ _..y_on _ _ _~ a dirt~ct comment, 'We playethter- Call 274-4096 For Showtimes rible."

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We all know· that big-time travel to Chadron. colleg¢ basketball players are. 3:59-The 12-hour trip is starting treated like gods on road trips. to have its effect. Everybody but They~ the best food, stay in the Matt Motley and a PSC Times fanciest hotels and ride in the . writer is asleep. Motley seems to nicest buses or airplanes. have found a good joke book to So how does a small-college help pass the time. (f m sure he'll basketball team spend their time be doing push-ups for some of on the road preparing for a g~e? the words in it) Here's my diary of PSC's thiee 4:51-We stop for a train in day trip to Chadron for the firstPaxton (pop. 536). Greg Snipes . round play-off game against sees sheep for the first time. Fted Chadron State. wants the heat turned up. Tuesday-The two vans are 4:57-CoachJohnGibbs stops at loaded at 6:45 a.m., and we pull Ole's Big Game Bar in Paxton. outofPeruat7:30. Most of the .Theteamboltsoutofthevanand guys pull out their headphones . headsJor the counter. "Wrong," aud go back to sleep. An AM says Gibbs: The reason for the radiostationplays-lightlyinthe stopwastolookatacollectionof background. ,(Our van doesn't . 186 stuffed animals. displayed :receiyeanFM,signal.)Really! · throughout'thebar. SJripessees 12:30p:m;-After five hours of · his first bear. .travel along interstate 80, we 5:42-Michael ''Jackson" arrive in North Platte. The team Woolsey claims he's the"nieest .goes to a local gym for a onetough guy around." Dan Larose hour practice. Our point guard, gives an unprintable response. Fred Wara; thinks the gym is 5:42 (again)-We just changed cold. time zones. Man, this trip is 2:42-After eating chicken fried longer than l thought! steak at Bonanza, we load up and 6:34-Hey, a tree! Finally prepare for five more hours of somethin to look at. There is no


scenery in western Nebraska. Garrett Mann, who's been here before, says he thinks there is a barn coming up. I stay awake in excitement. Fred needs some heat. .

Time-Out With Todd by Todd Gottula 8:00-We arrive in Chadron, check into our hotel and goto the gym for a shoot-around. After the practice we go back to the hoteHor a short team meeting. 10: 15-We go to our rooms and talk about basketball, women and everything else. Lights out! Gameday-Wakeup is 9:30a.m. Then breakfast, followed· by a meeting. A few guys head for the

hot tub. A little later the team goes to the gym for a·30 minute review of the scouting report. 2:45-A few guys buy kites and fly them outside of the hotel until the strings break. Th~rest of the team sleeps in their rooms. 4:30-Game-faces-are on. Each player has his own way of getting "pumped up" for the game. Somebody hollers at me because they want the light off, but I need itto write this column. 7:30-Game time! PSC is defeated 93-76 in front of a very rudeandhostileChadronState crowd. We exit the gym quickly to get away from the physical and verbalabuse. Wealltakegood showers to wash off the spit we received from the home town fans. 10:30-Back to the hotel. A few guys watch T.V., while the rest take part in wrestling matches. It's pretty quiet since we lost. Thursday-We pull out of Chadron at 7:30 a.m. and eat breakfast at McDonald's. · 1:00-The team talks coach into


· for a few minutes. We take some pictures and hit the road. 2: 15-Fred tells me to shut the window. I tum around, and he's got his shirt off! {Sometimes that kid doesn't make sense to me.) Guys are studying for tests they missed. 3:30-Coach Gibbs runs into the. curb for the 12th time. Ryan Harshaw comes over from the other van to tell us a joke about cough drops. 8:15-Fred hasn't said a word about being cold in FOUR hours! I look tom:ake sure he's still breathing. 8:37-Nine stops and 12 hours later we Peru. We unload and start our walk to the dorms. It's true. If you play basketball at a small-college like PSC, you won't get pampered the way players are in Division I. But maybe that's what makes this s.o great. We work just as hard as they do without getting the extras. And I betthey'll never get the chance to stop at Ole's Big Game Bar!

Softball season starts today by Times Staff A yeteran, yet some what untested Peru State College softballfeatii will open its 1992 this afternoon hosting Baker {KS) University in a 2 p.m. double headei at the Auburn softball complex. 1he Lady Bobcats return five starters from last year's 17-12 squad which placed third at the NAIA District XI championships-the highest post-season effort since 1979and chalked up the fourth best win total in sch09l history. PSC, under the direction of fourthyear coach Larry Brown, is most

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newcomers on the mound: Erin Ingram from the College of DuPage (IL),andfreshmanBethCordyfrom Wymore. Ingram didn't throw much last season at DuPage, but was 6~0 with a Region IV-leading 0.44 ERA as a freshman. Last year, she batted .377 anddrovein42 RBrs forthe 44-4 Chaparrals, who posted a 39game winning streak and qualified for the National Junior College tournament at Hutchison, KS. PSC lost one of its main weapons

fromlast year's team in pitcher/first baseman Kristi Deleeuw. She was named to the All-America second team as a utility player The Lady Bobtats, who finished 13th nationally in teaµi batting last season, should be a strong offensive club in '92 with Horsham, Pokorny, Fryeand Vetter back and Ingram in the No. 3 hole. · PSC has eight double headers scheduled, weather permitting, which will be played at the Auburn softball complex located just south of Auburn High School.

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Diane Pokorny-are back along with part-time starter Chris Hlavac. by Chan Crooker Horsham, a native of Wahoo, was an All-District selection last season Intramural basketball is now in after hitting a career-high .363 and full swing with men and women scoring 25 runs. Pokorny, a gradu- both hard at play. ate of David City Aquinas High So far this year Peru State has School, earned second team All- offered c<>-ed flag football and volDistrict honors with a .374 batting leyball along with a two-man volaverage and 37 base hits. leyball league. Coach Larry Brown, Other returning starters. are senior co,.director of intramurals, said that Teresa Frye of Bennington at short- it has been very competitive this stop, sophomore Nicole Vetter. of year, but he said, "it's always very Council Bluffs at first base, and competitive." Brown also says he sophoma:e Kelly Burnside of Coun- feels that intramurals are a great cil Bluffs at catcher. Vetter also · asset for Peru students. "It gives started part-time in rightfield. kids a great break from studying, Peru State will have two new faces and it's a great mixer." at two key positions-third and sec- Tu.e 0 1?1Y problems that really arise ond base-as well as an entirely new dunng mtramural sports are schedpitching staf[ • uling the games t~ fit the students' TheLadyBobcatswillrelyontwo schedules.. "Trymg to schedule

people arowid night classes is a real nightmare," said Coach Brown. Brown said that they {he and Erin Sayer, the other intramural co-director) are "tossing" around some new ideas for the intramural program. He said that they are working on putting in a sand volleyball court and would also like to put in some kind of swim meet. Brown also thinks that an intramural track meet would be a good idea; but it would take a large effort to pull it off. At the end of the competition the winners of each sport are ·awarded with a T-shirt, and the rest are just awarded with a great time. If you are interested in playing in intramurals, contact Coach Larry Brown, Majors Hall 216, or Erin Sayer at Morgan Hall.

Small town suits PSC graduate This article "is the first ln a group ofrea"/ted articles included in this issue. They address the problems small towns face as their high school graduates don't return after attaining a college degree. All of the articles in the story campaign are denoted by "italic headlines. by Laura Osborne Mike Gerdes, a current Auburn resident and worker.firmly shakes his head "no" when asked if he regrets returning to his home town. A 1983 graduate of Auburn High School, Mike was raised in the small town 12 miles southwest of Peru. Mike graduated from PSC in 1988, a business administration management major and computer· science minor. . . . Mike first worked for a diamond retailer in Omaha, but realized the occupation wasn't his desired ca" reer path. He next worked for an Omaha business listing company which comPiled all of the businesses of the US and Canada, categorizing them according to their primary business functions. There, Mike was in char~e of all Clll}adian list-

ings. 'The listing company employed over 400 people," Mike stated. "It was a hard ladder to climb and I didn't feel I could meet my goals there. I had kept in contact with people here, and so I applied when I heard an opening had come up here at Aubutn State Bank." Mike's duties at the bank vary widely, thebulkofhi~W<>l'.ls!yin~Wpurchasing of bank supplies arid paying expenses. . Gerdes has a wife, h{atalie,"ffilda four-year-old daughter, Megan, home, and Natalie is expecting in May. "With my daughter, I just didn't feel safe from crime in Omaha," he commented. 'There, everything you could ever want was basically minutes away, but yet it didn't appeal to me. ·It's all a lot of extras wereallydon't ,use,~' he contintled. "Here, I was familiar with the people, I could afford to buy a house here and, to me, there are things I can do in Auburn that I can't in Omaha, like play golf at the spur of the moment. To me, there are more advantages to living in Aubutn eompared to the potential of Omaha," Mike stated.


Future Plans for PSC Students Check the responses which apply to you. 1. My home state is _ _ Nebraska _ _ some other state.

2. I plan to stay in Nebraska after I graduate from college. _ _yes _ _ no. 3. I come from _ _ a large city (100,000 plus population) _ _. an urban area (a town of 2,500 or more population) _ _ a small town (less than 2,500 population) · _ _ a fann family 4. I plan to return to live in or near my home town after I gradUa.te from college. _ _ yes _ _ no.

5. If you answered "no" to the previous question, which of the following most closely reflects your reason for not planning to return? _ _ lack of job opportunities __ . a desire to live in a larger community _ _ a desire to live in a smaller community _ _ other reasons

Gerdes thinks there are opportunities that exist for college graduates to return home. "I admit that current opportunities are somewhat limited, but there can be more .. Young people need to get involved and make their own opportunities like starting their own business," he commented. "Problems for the futures of small towns are foreseeable," Gerdes s~ted. "As average town ages get older wht}11 their graduates don't . retum;'small towns face becoming ghosttowns. There are big potential problems if the opportunities aren't created or maintained," he continued. Gerdes actively supports his opinions by his membership on. the Au- , bum Chamber of Commerce's W-0rkforce Vitalization Committee, ·described in l,Ul,o~r~!icle ofthi.~ issue. The PSC grad strives to be a daily example of what success is possible for students who choose to return to their home towns through his occu, MIKE GERDES is a graduate of Peru State College who decided to retum pation, committee work and private . to his home town to live and work. --photo by Laura Osborne life.

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· by Chan Crooker · According to a 11on scientific poll conducted by the Peru State Times staff, only a small number (seven out of 39) of students from a small town or a farm say they will return after they graduate. . Recently the Omaha' World Herald published a series of artides in regard to the continuing decline in population in rural.Nebraska. The · Peru State Times then decided to ask 100 Peru students if they plan · on returning to the farm or to small

towns and their reasons for doing so, or not doing so. The first question on the poll asked if the respondents were from Nebraska or some other state. Seventy-one students were from in the state. Forty-six of the 100 polled stated that they plan to stay in Nebraska after graduating from college while 51 saidthattheywouldchangestates after graduation. · The next question asked for the . size of community that they had come from. Twenty-three were


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· lation), while 30 respondents were · from an urban area( 25,000ormore · population). 20 out of those polled · were from a small town (a town of · 2,500 or less population). and 17 · were from a farm family. . Only 28 out of the 100 students . asked said that they planned to live . in or near their home town after . they graduated from college, while . 67 plan to go elsewhere. These statistics are not new. They agree

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Woerth applauds safe sex pamphlet Dear Editor: As a non-trad I would like to applaud the college and Dan Haughland's condom pamphlet. I read che pamphlet and I didn't swoon. In "my day," pregnancy was the only thing a girl had to worry about. Unfortunately things haven't changed much. The mentality among consenting young adults seems to be "there's nothing to worry about so long as she's on the pill." WRONG! Ask yourself this question. Do you know how many HIV+ cases are in Nemaha county? You might be surprised by the answer. Remember, "for every action there is a reaction." Think about it. MarilynJ. Woerth

Dean's resignation from staff position disgruntles student Dear Editor: I was shocked and disheartened to learn thaL in a few short weeks Bob Baker will no longer be the Dean of Continuing :Eclucation at Peru State · College. I felt betrayed to learn that no replacement has been sought tc 1 lmish this semester. Last fall I had the opportunity to· work with Mr. Baker as a semester intern through the Community Organization class. Through that experience and numerous contacts with his office prior to and following the internship, I grew to greatly ad.mire Mr. Baker's work. The only true frustrations I experienced were 1 the methods of funding that con- , strain the Continuing Education' department and the bureaucracy that 1 had to be worked through in order to form or to change off-campus· and weekend class offerings. Neither of these impediments were within Mr. Baker's control. To appreciate the work that Mr. Baker has petfonned for many students, one only need be in his office.

by John Stewart ·

Steve Riley is out as the drummer of L.A. Guns. Before joining L.A. Guns, he was the drummer for WASP. His replacement is M.C. Bones. M.C. stands for "Mighty Cool." He says that is what everyone calls him. C.C. D~Ville's n~w gr?up, ''The C:.C. Deville ~penence has been signed by Capitol Records. The lead singer's n3?1e i.s Joey C. ~o~es. I s~pect that this .will have a similar Poison sound to it. The new Kiss album should be out by mid-May, and according to Bruce Kaj.ick, it should be the best one so far. I want to commend Rush for donating $100,000 in proceeds from a recent concert in Oakland to AIDS Reasearch. Rush is in the middle of a world tour that will end in late June. Ten years ago this month, one of the best guitarists of all time was killed, Mr. Randy Rhoads. He was 70 hours away from getting his master's degree. What a combination he would have been able to create. This last Sunday, both the PSC Concert Choir and Madrigals performed. Being in both, I thought it was Hot and Mentally Draining. But many people have commented that it was very entertaining. When speaking with Dr. Ediger, his first words were "really excellent concert" and that most people found the while he worked wholeheartedly to see. that present off-campus or tnm:sf erring students got as many class offerings or transferred credits as possible. Mr. Baker bas opened the door for many people considering a college career. Many of these oncecontinuing-ed students are now on-; campus and academically excelling I students. As Mr. Baker leaves the college, I believe a vital component of Peru· State College is lost. Theresa D. Baumgartner .


extended piece very unique and enjoyable. I personally was happy with the end result, but did have my doubts between the beginning of semester and the actual concert. The whole time my state of mind was "So confused I didn't know whether to scratc.hmy watchorwindmybutt." Dr. Ediger also stated that more men (women too) are encouraged to join chorus. And he is happy with the mixtures of veterans and rookies in both the Choir and thelE@NfilWtf:i!@~fil:MEff@[@@llii@lffiEi'Hl&EBMil1ittili:f@ Madrigals. The Show Choir is currently work- t:rnm1~:u::r::rn/::M:K''' ing on two new pieces to add to _the existing show. They are bemg shown the new choreography byn:::::::~t.~~~f.::m:~~~'~'!1:M' Craig Ellingson, a free lance choreographer from Lincoln. I thought they did an excellent job during the fashion show. At the end of the semester when every group (Choir, Madrigals, Show Choir) petfonns, I think. that the levels of progress will be impossible to measure. The vocal recital on March 12 was a success on the whole, but some 0 us could have done better. But for everybody, including myself,.•s,:::::~-=-~~m congratulations on a good job. Th next recital is scheduled for Ap · 21. I encourage all to attend an view the talent.

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Graduate likes her home ·town by Laura Osborne Leslie Thomas-Bratrsovsky is an Auburn native who chose to return to the community to contribute the benefits of her PSC education. Mrs. Bratrsovsky lives in Auburn with her husband, Jeff, and is the manager of the local Chamber of Commerce. She graduated from Auburn High School in 1984, then eJ)l'olled at PSC. She graduated in 1988 with a B.S. in math and accounting. Leslie's first job was with Ameri. can Meter Company of Nebraska City as Cost Accounting Supervisor for two and a half yeai:s. "I could have stayed there," she stated, "but I wanted to come back to Auburn. so, when I heard that this position 11

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had opened, I immediately applied." don't thirik about being an entrepre~ Leslie returned to her hometown neur and starting their own busibecause she liked the small towri ness," she explained. "Also, it's atmosphere and she w.anted to be important to keep contacts with near family. people in your own city and let The PSC grad had many options ·them know you'd like to stay beavailable outside of Auburn. "I cause a lot of people don't realize . could have remained at American· you would return. If you keep the Meter and continued to be in a su- right contacts, you'll be aware of pervisory position, I could have fur- what is available for you. But, you thered my studies and gotten a teach- have to know in your own mind ing certificate or I could have sat for what kind of lifestyle you want to the CPA (Certified Public Accoun- live." Leslie has no regrets about returntants) and become a public accountant or worked as an actuary in the ing to her home town, feeling it is important for other college graduinsurance business. Mrs. Bratrsovsky's responsibili- ates to do so; ties for the 170-member Chamber . "If you don't have people in the include conducting correspon- community working for its improveden~s with tourists, new residents ment, it will die out. It's important and prospective business owners to have people trying to do things to · provide the jobs and services people who ~e:Wquiries and the coordiare looking for," she stated. nation of retail proinotiqn~ .and "Students should try to get inChamber-sponsored conununity volved,'' Leslie continued," espeevents as well as active membership on the Southeast Nebraska Tour cially irl things related to their deand Travel Committee and the sired field. They can make good contacts and learn outside of the Merriwether Lewis Foundation. classroom. They may even find Leslie feels that if a college stu- that what they had gone to school dent wants to return to their home for really isn't for them,'' she contown, the options are there. "PeoJ>le cluded.

with the statistics found in the Omaha World Herald that show figures taken from the 1990 census stating that 66.14 percent of all Nebraskans live in an urban area and only 33.86 percent live in rural settings. Next, the Times asked why those students who so decided were not planning to return to their home town . Thirty-six of those polled said that it was due to the lack ofjob opportunities in and around their. home town. Fifteen students said by Barbara J. Balm that they just had a desire to live in South.east Nebraska is alargercommunity, whileonlythree addressing many of the same out of the 100 said they wanted to ; problems that are being live in a smaller community. experienced nationwide: a Twenty-one said that they had other changing economic climate, a reasons for moving away. . dwindling population . ~<t. ~ ;, The final question asked that if · diversifying agr,i~ultllf~ts~µe: their answer for not moving back was a lack of job opportunities, ' The larger communities that are located in thesoutheastNebraska . would they like to return to their counties (Gage, Otoe; home if more opportunities were · RichatdSoii; Nemaha, Johnson available to them there. Fifteen of those people said that they would ~ and Pawnee) are combining in a like to do so. and nine said they still •joint effort to attract new industries to this region. Bob would rather not return. , Shively, PSC director of : economic development, and ·Dottie Holliday, director of · Nebraska Business· Development · Center (NBDC) are helping the communities and the businesses in this area reach economic growth. Shively and Hollida; · see southeast Nebraska as having a powerful combination in its current/potential work force and its strategic location. The future for economic growth and <];~1:,Hanes development in this area is increasing. Shively said, ''I think southeast · Nebraska is coming out of a long -exceptional computer §raphics · term decline. This area has the _ -quanti~ discounts · most strategic ... location in all -fast de1ivery . Nebraska with · its quick . For clubs, teams, ; accessibility to market areas in · organizations, party favors, i Kansas City, Topeka, St. Joseph, and special events . Lincoln and Omaha. Economic 800-284-7335 development lies with the FAX 402-475-6183 leadership of a community." He lincoln, went on to sav the next four or

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five years may be slow, but the potential for economic growth is on the upswing. Any type of industry that is not hazardous to · the surrounding area creates a · bigger demand for laborers and : in tuin higher wages as the ec;oµomy :~ecomes more competjti,ye. This changing economic scene ..will be felt in the states bordering Nebraska as well. A 10-hour leadership program will be presented by Shively at Rockport. MO, in April. Community leaders from Mound City, MO, and Tarkio, MO, will be attending the program. In addition, PSC stimulates economic growth through the NBDC. Holliday through the NBDC advises potential businesses or new and existing businesses for profit in management, marketing, record keeping, expansion, technical. assistance and financial counseling. NBDC works as a liason with various governmeµt, education and private organizations to help answer business questions. Consultations are free, and workshops are presented for a nominal fee for any interested parties. Holliday stated, "There is so much potential in this area" Since the first of this year, 57 cli~nts have contacted the NBDC for oonsultations. Client contacts

have c;ontinued to .increase since the NBDC was opened in September 1987 at PSC. Holliday, in 1991, handled a total of 120 contacts. "I do encourage anybody starting a business to have a business plan," said Holliday. The NB:OC program is : funded by the state and federal ~ governments.

Iriterested communities may contact Shively at the &.onomic Development Educational Center, PSC, Peru, NE 68421 or call (000) 742-4412 or (402) 872· 2427. Businesses for profit may contact Holliday at the NBDC, PSC, Peru, NE 68421 or call (402) 872-2274.

Development happening now in southeast corner of the state by Barbara J. Balm PSC Director of Economic Development, Bob Shively, said economic growth and development is becoming a reality in southeast Nebraska. Various industries are in the initial negotiating processes or in the process of opening new facilities. Some established industries are calling employees back to work, adding new positions or remodeling existing plants. Cargill has taken an option on a piece ofland near Nebraska City in anticipation of a final decision to be reached this year about building a wet-com milling plant The plant's end product will be ethanol and other by-products of com. Preliminary work on a '·· National Arbor Day Convention Center has begun in Nebraska City that will eventually employ


90 people. oodfield Iridustries, located in Auburn, begins operation in March with 11 employees. Pawnee City has a new business called HBO Inc., (Harrison Bird Diets), a distribution center for exotic bird feed. Beatrice has added several new industries in the last five years. Triangle Pacific Cabinet Corp., Auburn, has called employees back to work with extended work hours. Marburger Fabrication Irie., Humboldt, has added some new positions. In Tecumseh, Campbell's Soup~ modernized its existing plant. These influxes and changes in the area's industries have opened up many other potential economic changes in the agricultural, housing and mercantilism businesses, according to Shively.

Vendetti finds his dream in theater Person of the Week

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"All the world's a stage, and all the me~. and ~·omen .merely players. This quote from Willi<Ull Shakespeare could be Pat Vendetti's life motto. for on the stage or somewhere around it is where one would fmd Pat most of the time. Pat is a senior speech/ drama major from Om.aha. Theater ultimately changed Pa(s career because he started his freshman year as a wildlife ~logy major. "I got involved . m the theater primarily as a social thing. But from that first semester, I decided to gear towards theater." And in these four years, the college theater has been Pat's second home. Pat ~ been involved, in some way, m 16 different shows here on campus. He has had some part in set construction in all of them, held acting roles in 14, and served as stage manager for one.

Besides acting, Pat has another · specialty in the theater. Pat was instrumental in the design and set-up for the lighting in six main stage productions. He also operates the light board for events in the music department, and offcampus organizations that bring their shows to PSC, such as the Brownville Fine Arts Association. Pat has bad very diverse roles, from Christopher Robin in The House on Pooh Corner to a very

"Pat is very conscientious. You can give him ' a job and expect that it will get done. " Dr. Charles Harper


Dt. Eckert, professor of s~h/ drama, used two worcls to describe Pat. "He's v cheenUi ·and dependa.·"'fo.1 •i.Heryeinh··.r..z v : ,. as. ::.;•.,, an

for the actress that played Granny on The Beverly Hillbillies. To auditioll" fdr this, one has to choose two pieces, one solo and one duet, and present five minutes of material before two adjudicators. Because this award is a national one, every nominee is competing with very high-quality talent. Pat also received the PSC Distinguished Drama award, given by Drs. Harper and .Eckert, ·in 1989 and 1990. Recently, .Pat was accepted as scenery and light instructor and technical director at an all-girls summer camp in Boston. Pat has had experience in this type of position. Just last summer, he worked as a theater assistant and ¢ouiisei0r····ror· 1•a:1i:Academic '~'A<lv•entulfesr' camp here on ...;campus, ·Wherchhe also· worked


1 witJ:t."..Perlkalumnus Robin enthusiasm for~wfuiflie s1do!i~ McKercher, who is presently and everything i~done ~ the bes~· working in New York. . of his ability." Dr., Charles Harper, also a professor of · If Pat could have a dream come true, it would be to do a show speech/drama, added these with Mel Gibson, Kevin Costner, comments. "Pat is very . or Julia Roberts, especially if all conscientious. You can give him · three were in the same show! But a job.and expect that it get a more present goal, upon done." Pat stated that his active graduation in May, is to work for involvement in the theater has a while and eventually go to made him more resporisible. "In graduate school with an aim the theater, there is always a towards either light design or deadline and things must be done acting. Who knows? Some day, · by that time!" one might see a familiar name in This year Pat was nominated neon lights! for the Irene Ryan award- named

serious Dr. Traverse in Whose . Life is it Anyway? When asked• what type of role is his favorite, , . Pat smiled and said, .. I loved · playing a god!" This refm to the · role of Jupiter in the Peru Players · most recent production,. Amphitryon 38. He then added that ;:t. character he has always


wanted to portray is the lawyer in

Inherit the Wind. To explain why that particular role, Pat stated, "I like the subject, and the character is neat because he's quiet, yet alert and smart."

Thorpe, Gilmore head fo.r:;,r:etitement by Vicky Johnson

Gilmore will retire to Mt etaire; ··· MI, where she owns a lake-;.front qottage. She will spend her days selling real estate, working with an expert on cranial research, and t.eaching one eight-week class at Central Michigan University. When asked if she was sure this was retirement, she laughed and said,''! plan to slow down but keep my mind as active as possible. The eight-week class will not require the amount of

At the end of the 1991-92 academic year, two PSC faculty · members will retire. Dr. Ralph Thorpe and Dr. Norma Gilmore, both associate professors of education for the past four years, will bid farewell to Peru to enjoy the life of the retired. However, a life ofleisure is hardly what either have planned. Dr. Thorpe will retire to his home in Lincoln. He currently Dr. Ralph Thorpe teaches the Foundation of In his spare time Dr. Thorpe Education classes as well as helps plans to take up the piano and oversee the student teaching attend a few swimming lessons. program. He admits he has no plans to master Recently both areas were either of the two arts, but he would reorganized, and-Or. Thorpe was · like to be able to hannn~r out a pleased to be a part of that ' few tunes and save his own life if reorganization. Part of the necessary. When asked what he revamping was to move the would miss about PSC the most, Foundation classes further back Dr. Thorpe said he will 'iniss the in the students' educational close and personal relationships I program. The education majors have had with my colleagues and will now be required to participate students." in an orientation class to coincide Although retirement is the word with the 207 Practium. Even Dr. Gilmore used to describe her though Dr. Thorpe will not be at leaving PSC, her plans do not PSC on a daily basis, he hopes to include slowing down. Dr. help oversee the student teachers.

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•,J?S€/~ .· · Dr;·Gilmqre plans to fmd time for golfmg; forexercise and for kayaking for a little excitement. She said, "In what's left of my spare time I will enjoy my family and friends that live in the area." Wh.en asked what she would miss about PSC the most, Dr. Gilmore ·said, "I'm not sure, there's just something about Peru that gets into the blood that you can never get out." When asked if any changes would be made in the special education program, Dr. Gilmore felt the only change would be the finding of a new professor to take her place.

Students reveal divorce opinions . by Jennifer Laflin Once upon a time, families stayed together through thick and thin. Now one out of two marriages end in divorce and the children of this divorce find themselves hurled into another world. A divorce affects children in many ways. One PSC student said, "Ifelt like I would have to choose between my parents, when they got their divorce. Luckily that didn't happen, but I thought it would. It would have been easier if I was younger."

In some cases the divorce happens before the child knows what is going on. Another PSC student I interviewed said she really didn't understand when her father left that he wouldn't be comiJ:Jg back, because she was only three years old. "Divorce can be very devastating because no matter how hard a child tries to deny it, a divorce is a matter of choice," says Linda Bird Francke, author of Grow-

ing Up Divorced. 'The divorce made .me war)' of everything I did in my life, e$pecially if I was making a big decision like college," said another .PSC student. Divorces can also have an effect on what kinds of relationships we get into, if we get into any at all, because of a lack of trust A freshman at PSC explained it to me this way, "children as they grow up see how their parents tumed out and wonder if they will have the same fate. I am in a serious relationship right now and one of the strong points in it is the trust we have for each other. I think that is where most couples go wrong, there just isn't any trust." Growing up in this day and age is bard enough, but when parents get divorced the child has to learn how to adjust to a new Iifestyle with only one parent. This .adjustment can make the child a stronger person.. One PSC student said, "Yes, it made me a stronger person. I stand up for what I believe in and say what is on my mind, because I believe in myself." Believing in yourself is the hardest thing a child of divorce has to do. I myself am a child of divorce and have gone through the range of emotions from hating my father for leaving my family, to being happy that be didn't stick around. Children of divorce must realize that they can survive and with people around them who love and care for them, they will survive.

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Louisville, NE. No: ''There aren't many theaters in the area. I hope to go to Minneapolis, MN andfmdajob. Louisville is a nice community if you prefer a small town. butformy career I need . to live in a big city.

Sheila Sughroue· Indianola, NE

Paul Howard • Sociology Major , Lynn fficks • English Major

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by Tim Bailey Rising from the dangerous region in which reside the oldest humans, on average, on campus, where the fat is chewed, the coffee spills, and the cigarette smoke billows from the depths of Hell, there come three

thought for-a change of pace, in- Alice calls herself the "Gopher," ' stead of pr6ftling a professor~ why saying, "If they run out of somenot proftle some other folks on cam- thfu.g, I go get it. .. I make sure the. · pus whom we see every day ?. tables. are cleaned· off. L wipe the I first asked the ladies what some tables out front- keep the coffee of their duties are. Fran, the Snack filled." Students may remember Bar assistant manager, responded, Alice as a former employee of the 'My hours are from nine to four.. .I Shop-EZ store where she work~d .. usually check to make sure if for two years. She has lived in Perti Rhonda needs something or what I her whole life and says of ~e coldo is do the tables in the Cafeteria.. le~. ''ltQink it's pretty neat. It's the Then I come back in, and Rhonda.. only thing really that's here." She · ·and I together,.geUlie Deli''.Bar;,to,;'.; · :at~'~d ·~~ iSnJoy,:s getting to see gether fot bolh'.lhe· Gaielena Sider ·p&p1tthatsh~ missed seeing after and for the snack bar side." Shop-El closed . However, as Snack Bar manager ~interesting f~t that Alice told from 7 a.m; to3:30p;m;~ Rhonda meisthatshewenttohighschoolin gets the whole thing .going; "It!. the now the T .J. Majors buildmorning I come in and open, get the ing. cinnamon rolls and breakfast items I next asked Fran what sells really ready, turn the grill on, the pizza .big in the Bobcat Inn. She answered,


Auburn pushes development by Times staff


As America faces the problem of students not returning to their home towns after college, a portion of the solution burden falls to the small towns themselves. The community of Auburn, population 3,443, has actively assumed this responsibility. The Auburn Chamber of Commerce's Economic Development Committee has created sub-committees to address specific community problems. One of these is the Workforce Vitalization Committee. The committee's purpose is to provide Auburn's business community with a pool of fresh professional talent which is ready and willing to enter the workforce. The WVClists two goals: l)ToretainandmaintainAuburn's young people within the community upon the completion of tl\eir formal education 2) To attract young professionals to the Auburn area. The committee has five members: JeffDills, Dave Fletcher, Mike Gerdes, Renee Rowell and Laura Osborne. The committee meets once a month. WVC efforts currently include aid in Chamber coordination of Business and Industry Appreciation Week events, involvement in Auburn High School's Career Fair and work towards greater communication with PSC for expanded internship opportunities. "The committee is really Auburn's way of saying, 'We know the students who are natives of our town are a highly qualified potential workforce. We want them to know that there is a future here for them if they just give Auburn a chance,"' stated WVC member Osborne. ''I feel the WVC, in part, is a key to Auburn's future success. The rest of that success lies .within each Auburn student as they approach the completion of their college studies. Students have to be willing to create a future, not just for themselves, but for their home town as well." The \VVC plans to participate in PSC' s April 9 Career Fair. Information concerning internships and potential job opportunities will be available at the committee's booth. .

Local Delivery Rhonda .l\'.fo:rrison

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women ready to satisfy the hunger oven and the basic prep work for the pains of each and every customer. day to get it started. " She also Rhonda Morrison , Fran Eltiste mentioned working with the cafeteand Alice Meyers are the three em- ria side, "We'll help with sack ployees that you're likely to see lunches...odd jobs, little things they giving you a smile when you walk · might need that they don't have into the popular Bobcat Inn. I time to do, we'll do..."

Alice Meyers " ... probably our hamburger or a cheeseburger... We sell probably at least 15 to 20 regular burgers a day. ·Sometimes we can sell 10 Bobcats

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50 employers set to attend Career Fair at Peru State Peru--The Peru State College 1992 Career Fair will be held on ' Thursday, April 9, 1992from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Approximately SO employers are expected to be in the AWAC to answer any questiom; students may have. Curtis Frye, the dean of students at Wayne State, will be the 11 a.m. speaker. He will be speaking on, "What it get ahead in the future?" Students from all majors are encouraged to attend. Accord~ ing to Linda Warren, director of placement, getting information early about career choices helps in planning classes and helps in making. contacts for future employment. Warren especially urges seniors to see the recruiters from many companies and said that several interAIMAN ALARAJ speaks to }.;:(s: Emerson's Cultural Anthropology : views and actual job offers e<µne out of last year's fair. class on ~larch 23. Alaraj, a native of Palestine, is ;a student at the Seniors should have several copUniversity of Nebraska Lincoln. His talk and slide presentation dealt ies of their resumes them to with politics and the way of life in I~rael, Palestine, Jordan and Kuwait Alaraj, hand to employ~rs. "But if the who just recently became a U.S. citi:l.en, hopes that by giving talks he will rpake resume is not ready. don'tstay students understand people of the Middle East better.··photo by Todd Gottula away," said Warren. Students often want to know if they have to wear a snit Warren said students should just wear their best "You do want to make a good ,April 1 first impression and appear to be a Deadline to sigt;l up for Omaha Public SchdOl interview Deadline for $10 due for Teacher Fair · professional person." Deadline for resumes to UNL for Teacher Fair preselect Some of the employers and schools 1 April 9 Career Fair, 9 am.-1 p.m., A WAC attending will be Accent Service 4lJ employers registered Company, Auburn Economic Decafeteria lunch will be served in AWAC vel~pment Subject Committee, for seniors, interns, summer jobs Becker CPA Review, Clarkson April 14-15 TeacherFair- UNL College, Creighton University's April 22 · Infotec Conference and Job Search Forum, Omaha College of Business AdministraI 1:30 am.-1:30 p.m. tion, Farmers Home Administracomputer science and data processing tion, Franklin Life Insurance Comtransportation provided , pany, Inteck Corporatio~Johtison­ Brock High School, Methodist ColHOT TIPS!! ( lege of Nursing, Nebraska Depart* Fifty immigration examiners will be hired in Lincoln. August start' ment of Labor, Nebraska Public 3.45 GPA or test in April Power District, Norwest Financial, Omaha Public Schools, Project ·*Lady Footlocker openings in Omaha, Minneapolis, Des Moines, Response, Rent-a-Centei:, State Sioux Falls Department of Social Services, TableRock-Steinauer Public *Other openings posted weekly on Plac~ent bulletin boards in each Schools, Union Pacific Railroad; classroom building. University of Nebraska Medical Center's Physician's Assistant Pro; *Walk-in tests fot federal government employment at UNL East gram and The U.S. Marine Corps Campus Student Union:. Officer $.election Office. Business, Finance, Management April 17 9:00a.m. The fair is sponsored by Career Personnel, Admin., Computer April 17 12:30p.m. Planning and Pl.acement and The Benefits, Tax, Legal April 17 9:00a.m. U.S. Departmenfof Education StuLaw Enforcement & Investigation April 20 12:30p.m. dent Support Services Grant.

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Peru--Memoir and poetry writing will be the topics of a free public "'J workshop andreading on Wednesday, April 1, at Peru State College. The j presenter will be Dr. Lorraine J. Duggin of Omaha. ~~ Dr. Duggin haS taught fiction writing at Creighton University and has given two workshops on th~ topic, "From Autobiography to Memoir to Fiction." Her own.memoir excetpts have been published in Sluulows: A Flowering A Festival and Nebraska Humanities magazine. Workshop participants will have an opportunity to gain insight, inspiration and methods to motivate them to delve into their own histories. The workshop is scheduled from 3:30 - 5 p.m. in the Bur Oak room of the PSC Student Center. At 7:30 p.m. Dr. Duggin will give a public reading of her works, also in the Bur Oak room. There is no charge for either the workshop or reading. Pre-registration is not required. Both events are presented with funding from the Nebraska Humanities Council. Contact Merri Johnson, president of the PSC English Club, at 274-5217 for more information.

PPST grants to be available Peru--Students who qualify as participants of the Student Support Services Grant will not have to pay the $50 fee for the PPST test next y~, according to Linda Switzer, director of the Student Support Services Grant. There are stipulations that must be observed. NUmber one is applying for a fee waiver from PPST. Freshmen should pick up aform from the Placement Office, Ad 105, and mail it before Junel. If they do not receive thefee waiver from PPST, the Student Support Services will cover the cost of the test for participants of their grant. ~ The qualifications for grant participants Can be deterinined by Switzer or Greg Mitchell inAd 105. The PPSTtestis required by the state ofNebraskafor teacher certification j and is administered during the sophomore year. Tests will be given in ·~ 1992-93 on Oct. 24, Jan. 23, March 6, and June 12.



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Dr. JoAnn Carrigan of the. University of Nebraska-Omaha will be appearing on campus as a guest speaker on April 7, 1992. Dr. Carrigan, who specializes in the study of medical history, will be speaking at 2 pm in the Fine·· Arts Building, Room 21L . Her presentation is entitled -"1 "Nmeteenth'Century Popular Medical Advice Manuals--For Mothers and Others." · ·· · ~ This presentation is of both general and historical interest according to Dr. Carrigan, and much of the "advice" proffered by the manuals appears humorous in light of recent scientific and medical developments. . This event is sponsored by Phi Alpha Theta.

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that's great ! " · Rh()nda also had high pr;,tise for ··PSC town saying, "It's a · 'nights.


. [burgers] a day. You might venture to ask about the new popular pizza slices that the 'Inn has just introduced Rhonda told me a little about" the new product. 'The crust is a frozen product we're 'using. but we roll out and.let it irise. Basically like making "' Olllema e rea ... w· e add our own· h d b d ingredients to spice it" up...They're gO!tJ'! sized pizzas, One .piece is filling." . I also asked the their opin,i()n of PSC. Fran me an ear .full. "I'm glad a college withinPeru. I'm see there's some thing that this town afloat... I would see the college work with ·anybody here in facilities, ot wants ·I'd like to see college more willing to say, 'Ya sure, no prob:lem.' I'd like to the swimining pool hours opened more for the .public...I'm glad have the roller .skating rink for on Friday


nice it's's Comfortlable. likdhe people here... they' re 'very trustworthy." · AU of the ladies mentioned that ithey really love their job and that ione of fueir favorite aspects of it is ;the they get to see on the :other of the counter. Rhonda . said, "Everybody's very friendly. . That's makes itnice." Fran Rhonda both mentioned . that.tht:y would like to take some classes campus. Fran alreadv itook xmtrition class last semester iand takemoreinthatarea /so that can some day ,become !dietic.i:in. Rhonda also was interi ested taking food classes and , possibly some computer classes. The time that you enter the Bobcat you can be asstired that no how busy they are, and Alice will gladly friendly. conversation up a delicious help·in<> of whatever the heck ou order.

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byKeriHorrman On Saturday, March 14, at 5 a.m., most PSC students were on Spring Break sleeping in. Meanwhile,. PSC' s baseball team was headed to Wichita to play Kansas Newman in a double header. The, games against Kansas Newman started an eightday. 14-game southern trip, in which the. team picked up six wins and eight losses and enough fast-food to last a couple of seasons. After losing both games to Kansas Newnlan, it was back into the vans, and off to Gainesville, TX. At 9:35 p.m. the team began to experience van. trouble just outside of Guthrie, Ok. ~eff Paulson tried to fix it by putting 10 gallons of diesel fuel into the tank, which then had to be siphoned out since the van ran on unleaded. "It's scary to think that Jeff will graduate in a couple of months. and be out in the world," said Johnson. On March 15, after repairing the van, the team travelled to Stephenville, TX for a doubleheader with Tarleton State. After losing both games in Stephenville, the players ate at a Mexican restaurant At 8:30 p.m. the were on their way to Temple,




. Monday - PSC lost both games . at Mary by scores of 1-0 and 4-2.. "We're g~ttip.g good pitching, J:>µt: we're hQt bitting," wrote Johnson. After . . · more travel the .g1lys ate at , Grady's in Wac<>, TX. A meeting was held at the liotefto discuss the team's .._play in previous games. ' Tuesday, March 17, was the teams only day off. Everybody :went shopping and found good :deals on hats and clothes. "Darrell ·Berry paid $20 for a baircut ..sucker," writes Johnson. Wednesday, the 18th. Johnson diary says, "We eat · at McDonald's. Again! Left for I:Iawkins to play Jarvis Christian. No work has been done on the field. Eventually, their coach and players show up, but still do nothingtofield. BerryandScott Kier pitched We won both games by score's of9-2 and 7-0. Went back to hotel with sunburn! Ate a good meal at Hickory Fair BBQ." The team played Texas College in Tyler the next afternoon. 'This was quite and experience for our younger players. They were shocked at the cultural differences




between our two schools," said Johnson. PSC lost 4-1 and 5-4 in extra inning~. The first contest f e.atu,red .a 470 Jt .homer off an unnaµieq. PSC pitcher. "Very f t ..~ d ,, k d rus ra · ay • · remar e Johnson. · The next:aftemooti PSC put two more win8 under their belt. Jeff KuhlandDaveDeBoerpitched. in the 13-2 and 11-0 wins over Mid-America College in Oklahoma City. PSC defeated Hillsdale Baptist in two games to end the long trip. Sparked by Scott Kohout and Kier, the pitching staff has went . the last 21 innings without giving up a run. Coach Johnson and Lefever are given very nice pocket knives by the team and many parents which made the tripasatokenofappreciationfor the coaches hard work. 2:40 a.m. -Team arrives in Peru. "This trip was fun, long, meaningful; and educational. I think all of our players and coaches realized that we have it very good here ip Peru and that home definitely is where the heart is," concluded Coach Johnson.

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How many of you pee in the shower? Do you eat com on the cob in circles or side-to-side? Do you look in the medicine cabinet when you use someone else's bathroom? While all my friends are off in Florida watching wet T-shirt contests, I'm sitting here eating Magic Middles while watching Oprah Winfrey ask questi0ns about what Americans do behind closed doors. The fact that I had no money made my decision of visiting my dad in Falls City spring break pretty easy. After 10 minutes of Oprah enough to last a guy a Ilfetime - I decided to get some fresh air. I zapped Oprah from the screen and headed to the local golf course. Before I g" on, there's a few things you should know about this golfer. First of all, I stink. I usually hit the ball on the first swing, but that's the extent of my . talent. Secondly, any shot that ' goes in the air is enough reason to get me excited. And finally, I hate courses with trees and water. Other than that, I don't mind the game. Last year, because we had the same level of talent, I golfed with this girI She decided that I needed to change my ways, so now I'm left tq golf alone. She also said I took golf too serious and was too competitive. I know she was right, so I decided to change my ways this spring. No more smashing clubs, . cussing, throwing balls or pouting around when I golf bad. (Which is

always.) Lately, I've tried to enjoy the walk, have fun, and not worry about my score. I figured this could be a good way for me to relax and get away from college stress. But this time I decided to keep track of my score. MISTAKE! <:Iii My first tee shot hit a tree, the second skimmed across a lake and my third landed in somebody's yard. My putting closely resembled that of my

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seven year-old sister's when she plays Nintendo golf, and I had already lost two of my dad's free Hink.y Dinky golf balls, But more importantly, I wasn't cus~ing or throwing things. And better yet, I was past the water and the oak tree. The next five holes provided the same story line and looked like a statistics problem: 1 tee shot+ 1 penalty stroke + 1 more · tee shot+ 3 short five-iron shots +3 or 4, sometimes 5 putts Gottula frustration. If only my


friend could've seen me. Staying calm wasn't so hard after all. Wanting to get back to my dacrs house as soon as possible, I headed for the last hole. Although my score was higher than Falls City's zip code, I had a feeling my luck would change. I teed up my ball - Frito Lay logo facing the green 280 yards away - and pulled out my favorite (ha,ha) driver. Then, like a reoccurring bad dream, I saw this oak tree sitting right next to a lake. But hey, I've never parred a hole anyway, so I. stayed positive. I hit the ball. The sound of my shot grabbed the attention of golfers on surrounding fairways. I knew it was a nice shot because the other golfers stopped to watch it travel toward the green. As I looked upward for my best shot of the day, I lost sight of my ball. I was watching tllegr~enfor it, when suddenly ··1 .J:ie;ild a THUD. My ball, under the watchful eyes of Fall City's finest golfers, landed 10 feet away. It went straight up, about 200 feet, and came straight down. Laughter filled the area. I slowly walked over to my ball, picked it up and put my scorecard away. I thought about my friend who said I needed to change. I was so glad that I finally played a round of golf without losing my temper. I even looked at the big oak over by the water and smiled because it didn't get the best of me! Then, I walked toward the water, screamed at the top of my voice and threw that ball as far as I could into that damn lake.... · ·

Tough opponents for softball tea1n by Jon Kruse


The PSC softball team had its share of tough competition in games at Shreveport and Bossier City, LA over spring break. The Lady Bobcats lost all seven of the games they played. Of the six teams, five were NCAA Division I colleges. Peru State is a NAIA Division II school. PSC opened against Centenary College in Shreveport, LA to be defeated in a double header 0-7 and 0-10 on March 19. The following day at Bossier City, the Cats' were defeated three times, all by NCAA Division I schools. In the first game against McNeese State, junior infielder Paula Czirr had the lone hit as McNeese States' pitchers threw a one-hitter. The Cats' generated three runs to

Northwestern State's 16 in their second game of the day. Erin Ingram had two RBrs on a single in the fifth inning to drive Kim Horsham and Dianne Pokorny home. The third contest saw PSC losing to Southwest Missouri State 0-6. On March 21 the Lady Bobcats' hopes to pick up a win were still alive, but the competition proved them wrong. Stephen F. Austin College threw a no-hitter in rout to a7-0win. PSC got a rematch with Southwest Missouri State to close out the trip. Peru's only run in the 1-7 loss was when Dawn Little sacrificed for Nicole Vetter in the fourth inning. Vetter added a base hit up the middle for the Lady Bobcats. Although the seven losses were not what head coach Larry Brown

by Times Staff .First-year Coach Monte Meadows says some changes are coming to the football team this spring. ''There will be some similiarities to the past two seasons, but there will also be some differences,!' Meadows said. "I don't want to advertise what they are, but I can say it'll be a little bit of both years and .a few other things, too." The Bobcats, 7-4 last season and winners of 27 of 34 games over the past three years, opened spring practices Wednesday with around 55 players reporting. And among them are 13 starters and 36 letterwinners off of the '91 squad which advanced to the semi-finals of the NAIA Di-· vision II playoffs. Offensively, Peru State utilized the run-and-shoot to average 479.8 yards per game in 1989 and 419.4 per contest in 1990,,butdropped to ·· 36910 last ~~Qn after switching to more Ofground'-COntrolled attack ll,Qder Lou Saban. "We'll use some sets similiar to the run-and-shoot and maybe open it up a little bit, but it won't be the nmand-shoot either," Meadows said. "At the same time, we want to maintain a strong ground game." Mr..adows said the Bobcats are experienced and deep in the area conducive to producing a good at" tack - the offensive line. "Looking at everyone we have back, I feel very comfortable with the offensive line," said Meadows. "We'll have some good competition at a couple of spots, but the nice thing is we won't be losing anything because the person behind whoever starts js capable when tbe time comes." On. defense, Meadows said the schemes will be "sound but simple." "We'll probably use the defense they ran two years ago," the coach

had hoped for, he remained optimistic. "It was a good learning experience for us. The competition of playing the tougher NCAA schools will help us later on in the . season." Coach Brown's squad will see their first home action of the year when they take on Teikyo-Westmar this afternoon. The game will be played at the Auburn Softball Complex at 3:00. .


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As far as actual practices are concerned, Meadows said he plans to start slow and build up, "The first week is a short week, but initially I want to getinto some X's and O's and also set a pattern to what our practices will be like," he said. "I want to have live contact to see some things, but I don't want to contact them to death. This is the time to learn, and I think we can do that in mostly shoulckr pads and by going through it fast. We may end up having only three or four days with a lot of contact "Every thing we do now will lead to two-a-days for the fall. So I want to keep it fairly simple and become good at what will be our bread and butter." Meadows said the Bobcats were busy during the winter months. In addition to weight lifting, the players went through aerobics, agility drills, sprints, and water plyometrics prior to spring break. ''The guys are ready to go, and I thi11k: it's an exciting time for them," Meadows said. "We had a good winter conditioning period, and I thi11k: they're eager to learn."

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said. "It's a good defense and the players seem to like it as well." One of the Bobcats' goals in spring practice will be finding replacements to fill the losses of graduation, including All-Americans in Nate Bradley at quarterback, Cory Catterson at wide receiver, and Kurt Hasley and Tim Herman at defensive·tackle. "We need to identify and evaluate the players we have here," Meadows said. "The questions we hope to answer are can we rely on those we already have, are there some position changes we can make, or will it be someone we have to bring


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Peru State is preparing to celebrate 125 years Lewellen and a committee of 17 others are organizing activities to center around Commencement at theendofthissemesterandHomecoming next fall. This semester's Spring Fling was also part of the celebration and fit into the anniversary's activities with thethemeof125

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Lewellen said, "We wanted to incorporate the future as well as the past" Every organization is encouraged to participate in the celebration and to wish PSC a happy birthday.

PBL does well at state

by Laura Osborne

The ·psc. chapter of Phi Beta Lambda did well in competition at the State Leadership Conference April 3-4 in Lincoln. First place honors~went to Lori Gerking, Accounting I; Lisa Gottula, Business Law; Christy Long, Impromptu Speaking;.and Charles Hamilton, Marketing. Second place: Jeff Janssen, Accounting II; Scott Hinz, Computer Concepts; Angie Bischoff, Future Business Teacher; Christy Long and

Greg Kotas, Business Decision Making Team; Jeff Janssen, Economics; and Christy Long, Ms. Fu. ture Business Executive. Third place: Dt(lyn Clifton, Computer CoJ1eepts; and Jeff Janssen,. Mr. Future Brisiness Executive~ Fourth place: Heidi Halbasch, Machine Transcription. Fifth. place: Chad Heath, Business Law. Sixth. place: John Ramsey, Job Interview. Angie Bischoff was also elected State Secretary.

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College Trustees meet at PSC The Nebraska State College Board of Trustees.made their annual visit to the Peru State College campus for a business meeting March 2728. State. law requires that they meet at least once each year on evezy state college campus, noted Dr. Robert L. Burns, president of ·Peru State College. Matters of finances and physical facilities occupied much of the Trustees' attention. The Board members indicated, for example, they would not be likely to increase undergraduate tuition for Nebraska residents for '92-'93 above the 4.6 percent figure already mandated by the state legislature. 111 Board members may, ho~~ver, be compelled to increase ltwtlon for ·non-Nebraska residents and for




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graduate students at a higher rate to help raise additional revenu~. The Tru~tees J?~Y take formal a~llon o~ settmg twtion. rate~ at _their Apnl and June meellngs in Lincoln. Board members ~read~ have before fh:em a negotiated six percent salary increase for~ faculty ~~mbe~s of th.e collective bargam~ng umt, ~e _State College ~u~allon Ass~1ation. They also indicated ·possible support for four percent increases in salary dollars for ~d·mi~strative and suppot rntaf~--!n.eluding three percent cost-of-livmg .raises across the board, and one .percent for position adjustments, ;merit pay and the like. The Board got an ex.~ive to~ of nearly all campus buildings dunng their visit, Dr. Burns noted. Col'lege personnel stressed the need;for ·new or renovated space in the classroom buildings and the library, more · and better laboratory space, and · · fwds for improv~ upkeep and general maintenance--something that · · haS been neglected in recent years, !Dr. Burns pointed out.I ,.' Dr. Burns reminded Board mem. bers that PSC's top priority for state building funds is for an expansion ofthe college library. The top pri. ority for revenue bond funds, gen-


erated primarily by room rentalfees ·paid in by students, is for a !renovation of the 61-year-old Eliza . Morgan Hall, the only on-campus . residence hall for women. Trustees approved a resolution . saluting efforts of several volunteers as well as PSC staff members in . renovating the 100-year-old President's House last year. Special ·recognition was extended to PSC staff Dr. Bill Snyder, Paul Kruse, Ron Fabry; Eldon Kistner, Bob Breazile and. Bob Judd. Dr. Carol Pappas, associate professor for natural science, gave a spe<.,ial presentation to Trnstces on recent biological research involving .Peru State undergraduate science students. Board members and other visitors were hosted by Dr. and Mrs. Burns at a Friday evening dinner in the college Student Center. A number of college local dignitaries were in attendance, as were the presidents of Southeast Community College, Dr. Robert Eicher, and Metropoli. tan Community College, Dr. Rich' ard Gilliland. ! After the dinner, PSC art faculty . members Dr. Leland Sherwood and ·Ken Anderson gave a presentation : on the college art program.

Pooc es pose problem at PSC by Jennifer Laflin

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Editor's note: This story contains opinions of the author. On March 24 a PSC student walking back from the river was bitten by a dog. Melissa Prante, freshman, said, "I was running out to the river when a black and white dog nipped at my heels. 1 thought it was just because I was running. But on my way back into town, a red came across the street, followed me for a while and then bit me twice. The first time I was able to pull my leg away, but the second time he got a better hold. I was so scared, a111 could do was scr1;am. I think the dog got scared, and that's when he finally let go." Prante received three layers of 11 stitches on her calf from the bite. There is no doubt in anyone's mind that dogs roam all over Peru, ' not just in town, but on campus too. We have seen these dogs, but noth.:;

Toni Cunningham, a PSC student from Auburn who just resigned her position as dog catcher of Peru, was not allowed to come on campus to retrieve a dog because the campus is state property. Cunningham said her reasons for resigning were because of, "the lack of facilities and disorganization within the city." In order to keep PSC from becomanother dumping ground for some PSC students believe it will take a tragic accident or a vicious dog attack before the proper coHege and city government officials stand up and take notice. State ordinances say it is the owner's responsibility to have their dogs tied up or fenced in. If the owners don't assume this responsibility, then the city and state have the power to protect citizens from potentially dangerous animals. City ordinance code 6-109 states that any dog that has bad two writ-

ten complaints in a 30-day time period can be destroyed. State ordinances, on the other band, specifv three complaints over an unlimited period of time before the dog can be destroyed. PSC students and administrators are not the only ones that could be in danger of a dog attack. Children attending Peru's daycare and preschool could also be as wdl as high school students who attend PSC functions. Even a employee is not come onto campus to Cunningham said that the campus could hire a dog catcher of their own. Such a suggestion could be beneficial to the students and administration by reducing the dog population on campus, and by providing an opportunity"of part-time employment to a PSC student. The dog population in Peru, both on and off campus, is a problem. But with a little awareness and a lot of cooperation, we can take a bite out of this problem.

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A little while ago one of the; college's computer labs became in-) fected by a computer virus. This! virus, while a real bother, did not) cause any real damage thatweknowi about We did find 11 people whoj have had the virus transmitted to their disks, and those 11 were , shocked to find their disks bad become infected and that they might lose valuable data. The Student Support Services grant bas an antivirus protection computer program,


which enabled us to clean and repair the infected disks and to ease the minds of the students whose disks were infected - this time. As I helped those students, I would ask them how they thought they got the virus and when the last time was· they used a certa:m computer, etc. It occurred to me that I was becoming a "disk doctor," always asking people when the last time was they used the disk and did they practice SAFE COMPUTING. It also occurred to me that the way this' virus F... :~ Ilic.


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Student feels Bobcatman too violent; Editors respond Dear :Editor: In regard to the "Bobcatman" cartoon, I would like to ask how one expects to use a cartoon to speak out against things such as steroids and

repression of freedom of speech through a violent, murderous superhero who dismembers children and PSC students. This is humor? I find it a misguided attempt to provide an entertaining message. Gail Purtle

we realize that the cartoon wouldn't be appropriate. But since we have mostly an adult readership, we feel "Bobcatman" shotJid be allowed its space. The thing we'd like to emhasize is that even though "Bobcatman" rips people apart whose actions he doesn't approve of, his message is always posiJive. , We understand why you may not 1 find our cartoon hµmorous; we also realize that other students at PSC find this type of humor entertain- ·

"Bobcatman" is obviously the type of comic you like a lot or bate completely. Instead of trying to convince you to love "Bobcatman," we'd like to explain why we decided to include it in the Times. If ing. children were our main audience,

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Society invites· members . Sigma Tau Delta, au international English honor society, invited six new members to join this semester, stated Dr. Clyde Brurett, faculty sponsor the PSC '-'"'"!J<'-i. This opportunity is offered during the second seme~tcr of ·each year. new members include one senior, Merri Johnson; five juniors, Barbara Trace Bucsig, Lynn Hicks, Laura Osborne and Hope Schawaug. · "Due to the relatively small number of students eligible to be members ~here, Sigma Tau Delta does not operate as a distinct org<;; .iization (electing .officers, holding scheduled meetings, etc.), electing instead to work .through the English Club where membership is open," said Dr. Barrett. This membership is offered to upperclassmen majoring in English who. have maintained a high scholastic record. As members, they may contribute material for publication to The Rectangie (an international journal) and the Sigma'Tau Delta newsletters stated Dr. Barrett.

Junior Day is April 30 .

Juniors who want an early start on their job search next year are invited . to Junior Day on April 3Cl The m,eeting will be held during convo hour at 11 a.m. in TJM 114, said Linda Warren, Placement Director. The Placement Office will give a presentation on resumes. Students will need resumes by Oct 1 or earlier to be included in the Nebraska Interview MARCH 28 WAS A DREAM come true for fans of piano music as over 220 pianists from four states participated in Consortium. The total interviews for the nine small colleges added up to the Peru State College Piano extravaganza before a capacity crowd in the College Theatre. Here Dr. Thomas Ediger, 50in 19<J2-93. director of th€? eventi conducts a practice session. Eighteen of the 19 pianos used for the event were provided by WilLinda Warren, placement director, believes that some of the best jobs for liamson Baldwin Piano and Organ of Dawson.~-photo by Todc\ Gottula 1993 grads will be offered through these interviews. She hoped JtiiliorDay will help students to be ready also for a Career Fair on Sept 24 in Lincoln. There will also be infonnation on internships presented by the Cooperative Education Office. Mock interviews will be conducted by faculty and staff for those students interested. by Jon Kruse promotion @d recognition of ''The students were favorably im. ~Warren will explain credential files and other steps needed to prepare Alpha Chi. Peru State's highest scholarship and of those .elements pressed with the papers, and it was for a job search. . of character which make scholarhonor society, attended the Regional a thoroughly enjoyable weekend." Scholarly Presentation Conference ship effective for good among the held at Bellevue College last week- students in the academic divisions . New iµembers of Alpha Chi inend. To be eligible for Alpha Chi of colleges and universities in the ducted last November were senior you must be in the top 10% of your United States of America and other inductees Amy Ammeter, Jeffrey countries." Chmelka, Vickie Dierking, Lisa The Foreigner will be Peru State College's last theater production for the class with junior standing. In attendance were Dr. David At the conference, held every other Gottula, Jacobsen, Susan Kujath, season. According to reviews, the comedy is "a constant invitation to relax Edris, and Dr. Clyde Barrett, both year with nationals intervening, Brian Lhamon, Christina Stover, and laugh at the foolishnes.s of life"; "one comic suprise after another." The play is written by Larry Shue, the author of The Nerd. The Foreigner sponsers of Peru State's chapter of there were 15 schools outofthe35 and Thomas Zieg. ; Junior inductees were Robin is the winner of two Obie Awards for Best New American play and Best Alpha Chi. Members of Alpha Chi in Region IV. Dr. Barrett stepped down as the !Anderson, Rodney Beyke, Fabry, Off- Broadway Production.· submitting essays were Amber This play, under the direction of Dr. Chet Harper, demonstrates what can Fabry with "Bio-Remediation," Secretary-Treasurerof Region IV, ·Kevin Frey, Joan Hazard, Debra Marty Jacobsen with "Spiritual and Peru State's Dr. Edris replaced Morris, Kim Panko, Jeffrey Parker, happen when a group of devious characters must deal with a stranger who Unrest: The Dilemma of Emily him. Other than the presentations, Christine Ramsey, Faith Rolfsen, (they think) does not know English. Presentation of The Foreigner will be April 24, 25, May 1 and 2 starting .. Dickinson," and Marilyn W oerth there were several business meet- Sheri Rumbaugh, Lori Russell, Theresa Taylor, and Belinda at 8 p.m. and Sunday April 26 at 2 p.m. in the College Theater. with "Reality of Abused Children." ings and a banquet. Vernon. The purpose of Alpha Chi is "the Dr. Edris s~d of the oonference,

.Alpha Chi attends conference

Foreigner to be last play

Letter to the editor policy The Peru State Times welcomes all letters to the editor• All letters

.to the editor, cartoons, or articles .should be signed by the individual .person or persons writing them •and will be published at the dis.cretion of the editors. The Peru State Times the right to editall letters to the editor. Send !material to: Editor, thePeruStak 1· !, Campus Mail, Peru State iCoUege, Peru, Nebraska, 68421.

PSC Library · Book Sale STAFFING A ROUND of the '92 PSC Quiz Bowl, an academic competition for regional high schools held last week, were (f:Om left) junior Jill Meyer, senior Ron Hackbart, and computer science professor Dr. Bill Longley. The contest this year drew almost 100 teams. --photo by Kent Propst

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other students. She states, "Some' times other students can really re) sent an over-achiever.. But everyone has made me feel comfortable, and no one has evidenced any ugli-. · ness." Joan is very happy at Peru. ''I really like the atmosphere because it is so stimulating. Everyone is so alert and alive." Joan described . PSC as an optimal learning situaby Michelle Kimball , tion; "The teachers will really wotk ' - - - - - - - - - - - - - ' - - - ' , with you. You are not just a square ~ on a seating chart." Joan attended Joan Hazard "A very caring person" was the 1 UNL for a. semester after high phrase Dr. Charles Harper, profes- school. When asked to make a This is the most fascinating.aspect!" sor of speech/drama used when de- comparison, Joan said, "Plato reads When asked about her chdsen field sc~bing !oan Hazard, a senio~ En- just ~e same whether it is UNL or of English, Joan commented that it • ERRI JOllNSON, PRESIDENT OF PSC'S English Club, and Dr. Lor1 gli~h ma1or from Neb~ka City. PSC. . was the one thing that didn't sound i raineDuggin read a poem written oy Dr. Duggin, during a public reading of Smee she and her family moved to Joan commented that bemg a stu- ' too difficult. She· chuckled then · Dr. Duggin's poetry on April 8 in the Student Center. The poem uses an exNebras~a ~ity, she has taken a few dent has made her more assertiye added, "I couldn't have been ~P.E. i perimental fonn and is meant to be read simultaneously by two people.·-pho~lasses m mcervals.. This semester and confident. She feels that her major." : to by Todd Gottula 1s her fifth consecutive semester,as Dr. Dan Holtz, associate professor a full-time student. There is one· of English, has seen Joan in a num-. aspect that makes Joan different· "The way things mesh, ber of his classes, yet a lot of the from other students; Joan will be 64. every subject has a reltime, he is the one learning. He years "young" in June. evance to every other said, "Joan has a concern for others. When talking about her ventures I've gotten insights from her on vises potential writers to begin with SUb'}ect. II as a' college student, a very distinct how to work with other students." by B~bara J. Balm personal incidents that have changed grin.appeared on her face. She. Joan Hazard He went on to say, "Joan is very Creative juices were tapped in the their lives. remarked, "I'd .take a few classes,, good at choosing words in class Bur Oak room of the student center! . In addition, Dr. Duggin suggests quit for a while, take a few more; discussfons. She is really able to Approximately 80 people attended to start writing with small segments then quit again. I finally reached opinions are based on fum ground, · formulate her thoughts and express a creative writ:ing workshop conor scenes; moments can be plotted the paint where my family didn't and she has the belief that when you herself precisely, a gift most people ducted. by Dr. Lorraine J. Duggin on out later. The time period should be really need anything, so I thought, are in a climate where people are don't have. She brings a different April 1 at PSC. Dr. Duggin spoke · identified. The writer should delete I'm going to' go play, so I to seeking higher learning; you might perspective to class, and it's fun to about the insights, the inspirations any unnecessary elements and play, and now I'·m working my tail· have something you know that oth- have someone with her life experi- and the methods needed to help choose the most dramatic moments. off!" Her hard work is evident, ers don't. "Plus, you always know ences around." people write their own memoirs. She ended the workshop.with ahuthough, because she presently holds that there is a book somewhere that Joan will complete her schooling Dr. Duggin said, "We a1l have morous note, "Don't show your work a 3.98 GPA. will tell yousometbll;lg!" Joan stated in December of this year. She has shimmering pictures in otlr minds to relatives." At first, Joan was a little apprehen- that she is amazed at how things fit no set plans upon getting her de- that have a lot of emotional feelings In the evening, Dr. Duggin read sive about going back to school. together in education. "The way gree, "I didn't do this for any reason built around them ... most satisfac- some of her poetry and memoirs. full-time. She wasn't concerned things mesh; every subject has a except self-gratification." That rea- tory to write about even though we Dr. Duggin, an artist with the Neabout the faculty, just mainly the: relevance to every other subject. . son is just as good as any other! don't always know why." She:: ad- braska and Iowa Art Councils, is a free lance poet and fiction writer living in Omaha. The workshop was funded by the Nebraska Humanities Council and the PSC En.glish Club. can either go to college, spend a lot Moines, or whatever; You just never cfoes include his #1 single Tri Tone Quotation ofthe Week of money and not be assured a job know." and his latest single Just Keepin "This nation will survive, ••• when you get out, or you can get a Spinal Tap finally released their Me Honest. Go and check both of the orderly business of life will ·job.and work and get experience."· latest album, Break like the Wind. these out. He is only 25, so God do I feel old. The CD can be found in the extra · Finally, the Peru State Jazz Band go forward if only men can speak He said, "We don't make gobs of· long box which has 50 percent more and Show Choir just completed a in whatever way given to them." William Allen White money, but we get a lot of benefits recyclable material. Tap consists tour. Here are a few comments that you can't put a price on. Such · of David St. Hubbins (vocal and from the members: as meeting Van Halen, which I've guitar), who used to be Lenny on Dr. Thomas Ediger, choir directordone three times, - the coolest guys Laverne and Shirley, Nigel Tufnel "I thought it was excellent. I thought in the world. ·rve met Dave Mustaine . (guitar) a.k.a. Christoper Guest, who both groups did a really nice job, (singer/Megadeath); he has a big . was a comedian on the Saturday excellent pe1formances, a lot of enby John Stewart . attitude, but everybody already Night live crew, and Derek Smalls ergy, a lot of enthusiasm, good ~;.;.;.;.;.;.;.;.;.;.;.;.;.;.;.;.;.;.;.;;.;.~ knows that. (bass). who does voices for The· musicianship .. .! appreciate all the "The prob{em is that when people Simpsons. Tap has gone through hard work that everyone does just to I went to Llncoln this week for an meet rock stars they leave them- many drummers. The whole story set up and tear down and do the interview with the "Godfather of· selves wide open, because you never can be seen on the home video This other details that are.necessary to Radio," Jon Terry (The Animal at know what kind of day they had. is Spinal Tap. make this all work." KFMQ 102). We discussed label- For example, I met Tesla in Omaha, Larry Van Oyen, director of bandsing,. the financial aspect of radio, nicest guys in the world; two days This latest release is, I think, the "We had great audiences ... the tour where he got his start and the com- later, I went over to Des Moines to second best album they've ever put was a huge success." plete nmdown on Spinal Tap. see them because I enjoyed the show out The best was their 1982 release John MolzahnTerry first took a part-time posi- in Omaha so much, went back to see called Smell the Glove, but both are "I think we rocked." tion with a small radio station i.n them and they were complete jerks. ju8t shy of being as good as our very Tom SudikMissouri near his home town. He They must have had something.go own Larry Van Oyen's triple plati- 'This group has mellowed out from then said to get in the business "You wrong with the show, Omaha, Des num album Use Your Big Toe which what it used to be."

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Poet urges aspiring writers to look for their own 'shimmeringpictures'


Stu visits with Jon 'The Animal' Guitar and Pen ...


Peer consultants help PSC students by Tim Bailey

and Vicky Johnson . The Peru State College Student Support Services office has provided an invaluable service to eligible students for the past year through peer consultants. Linda Switzer, project director of Student Support Services, said that peer consultants can help students themselves, or they can refer st\1dents .to other departments for help. She added that, "A student who doesn't know they' re going is less likely to study to get there. So, if a student doesn't have a major, sometimes the peer consultant can let that student know how important that is ... We' re teaching them about our [job] resource library... Sometimes they just need somebody to check up on them. Often the peer consultant can check upon them." The campus has 15 peer consultants that each help an average of 15 eligible students. The funding for

"Virus" from page 2 set of questions. What we do know is that in as little as three days 11 "' people had infected disks - ·that we know of. · This virus story parallels a different type of virus, one that kills, and one for which there is no cure. Yes, I am talking about AIDS. I ask you to reread this letter and this time replace the words "computer virus" with "AIDS virus," "SAFE COMPUTING" with "SAFE SEX,'.' "people's computer disks" with "people's bodies." Qearly, this is also the way the AIDS virus is passed around. This harmless computer virus parallels the deadly one. I just read in the newspaper that one in every 250 Americans could be infected. On this small campus everyone sooner or later will know"'who had an infected disk. So talk to them and ask them how they felt about not knowing they had a computer virus. As it was not a pleasant experience, I do hope it was an educational one with no real harm done. However, some students do not practice safe computing let alone safe sex. I just hope they do not get a computer virus or the AIDS virus. I can cure the first virus with another computer program. I cannot cure the latter virus! Only infonnation, education and control will help with the AIDS virus. So I ask you to pass the word around - have yourself and your computer disks checked. Practice SAFE COMPUTING and SAFE SEX - the data. and the life you save may be your

the peer consultants is provided by a Title IV, U.S. Department of Education grant. The consultants must have at least 45 credit b.ours completed and carry at least a2.5 GPA. Prospective consultants must fill out an application and are interviewed for the position. Once they have been accepted, consultants are required to participate in 16 hours of intense training in counseling skills, listening skills, and in many of the services that Student Support Services provides. The basic purpose, according to Switzer, is to help students solve their problems so that they are more successful at school. Many of the services provided by Student Support Services are available to all students. All of the services, including peer consultation, are available to the students that qualify for the grant. Switzer said of the process, "We have 225 students that we can accept into Student Support Services according to federal guide-

· lines." To become eligible for the grant. supported services, the · considered on the basis of three criteria. being a first generation college student (neither parent has a college education), meeting the ec6nomic guidelines oflow inconie as set by the federal government, . andbeing handicapped. According to Switzer, "These students, statistically, are more at risk than other students for not completing their degree:" "One of the things that we can do is to try to spot problems before they become huge. The peer consultants are to get to know the students well enough to know that if there is something that n,eeds to be looked at, let's see if we can get it before the GPA becomes too low.... " The full range of programs provided through the Student Support Services include handicapped services, career workshops, personal counseling, fmancial aid assistance,


. time management sJ9,lls, resume writing, selecting amajor,sl'!lllll1er ! bricl,ge program, personalized moni' toring, study skills improvement. '_career planning/exploratipn. cul. tura1 events/workshops, stre8sman. agement, employment search, · gradl.late school information, and . the peer consultantship. · One of the peer consultants is Joe Davidson, a senior elementary edu. cation major. Davidson said that, "Socially, you getto meet a lot of . people...I've seen a lot of people in for Resume Expert. .. career work. sh.ops arebig.:.cultural events are big too." He mentioned that the two biggest elements that he has personally been able to help his grant peers with is encouragement and educatio1,!al goals. Kristine Meeske, a junior pscyhology/sociology major started work as a peer consultant last fall. She commented on her participation as a consultant. "I like to help people, mainly. It just gives you a

goodfeeling... Ithinkfrs easierfor students, sometimes, to talk to another student, to relate. to a student, rather than to somebody in the administration. It makes. you feel really good when you can help somebody." · Meeske was also asked which areas of the Student Support Services that the grant students seem to use the most. She responded, "Mostof the students use the Re~e Expert . progr~ ...We do a lot of career . c?unsehng. We have access to all kinds J?~ogr~s to help you fig-



if 1t s a.good area to be m. All Peru State College sl?den.ts · can take advantage of s.e~ices m ·the Student Support Services of·flee. A pro~pective grant student


.the full !~ge ?f services ~an stop .by Admini.stration 105. Switzer said ,tha~ she will gladly explain the cri. tena to the student, sign the student up, and enroll the s~dent.

reflects on long PSC career

Big 1nte~st 10 computers...




Quasar.. .! had a course in nuclear astro-physics from a guy who later got the Nobel Prize for Physics." ' I asked McCaslin how he became 1 interested in physics and computers · in the. firstplace. "My high school . was so small that they offeroo chem! istry and physics every other year. l When I was a junior, it was the time when they were offering I . physics ... So I got into physics there , i by Tim Bailey i and got interested there...I got inter- ' L---------------' ested in computers at that same Stan Mccaslin has an extensive time...[However], at that time, they, 'science background to say the least. did not have very many computer .He was PSC's first computer sci- science programs." ence instructor and has been here Stan McCaslin since 1971. Currently teaching gen11 • • • in computer scieral studies astronomy and the uptor. "Originally, I was hired here as per level computer science classes, ence, you really learn a computer programmer. As Comhe provided me with a quite interputer Center Director, I came in by doing it. " esting conversation about bis life about six months before they got Stan McCaslln experiences. their first computer." McCaslin was raised in Leroy, Mccaslin has been at Peru ever MN, a town close to the size of since that time except for one year Peru. Coming from a small town He also said that he was. influ- when he left to work on his second didn't prevent him from receiving enced by a summer program he . masters degree. He received bis three college degrees. . participated in during high school. master of science in computers from McCaslin did bis undergraduate "Whenlwasajuniorinhighschool, UNLin 1985. work in physics at McCallister Col- they had one of these National Sci- . I asked him how long he has h~d lege in St. Paul, MN and has a ence Foundation summer [pro- an interest in, instructing masters of science in physics from grams] for science students ...On the others." From the time J was in high the California Institute of strength of my computer experi- school, I've always wanted to Technology(CIT) in Pasadena, CA, ence that summer in high school, I · teach... " Next, of course, I asked where he also started a minor in · got summer work with IBM. I him, "why"? He responded,'' I guess astronomy. He graduated from CIT · worked for IBM for two summers that it was my high school science . in 1971 and said that it was an during college in the development teachers. I had some really inspir. immensely educational experience 'lab at Rochester, MN doing com- ing teachers in high school and also : because of some of the people .that puter programming." in college." i he was able to study under. "One of When McCaslin graduated from Because McCaslin has been a proown. my Astronomy classes was taught CIT in 1971, he was immediately fessorfor quite some time, I thought Gregory Mitchell, Counselor . by the man who discovered the hired at Peru, but not as an instruc- it only appropriate to ask him of Student Support Services

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how he approaches t~aching. He answered," Particularly in Computer youreatly learn it by doing it. Really, the only way to learn to program is to write programs. I think of my job as trying to motivate the student to write programs and trying to help them. when they run into difficulty...Unless you 'get on the machines and do it, it doesn't soak in." Over a'.period of twenty plus years at the same institution, an instructor must surely notice a change in stu. dents' attitudes and ideals. ·He had some potent comments to give me ·on this idea. "Overall, .I think the students right now tend to be a little more serious than they have been... On a negative side, they're more apathetic politically, less cone cemed with things other than their studies ...There's a lot less student activism.. .! think that's bad." Next, I asked him what he thought of the city of Peru an.dhow the school has changed. "It's a nice location, and it's a good place to . raise kids ...Over the years, my opinion of the college has improved. It's one of the very few places where you can, for a reasonable amount of money, get good instruction at a small institution." · "How about future plans?", I finally asked. He responded, "I don't see myself leaving Peru .. .I would certainly like to go back and work on a Ph.D. I would like to be able to do that and continue teaching here, but I haven't found a way to do that yee'


Placement Events April 14 April 14& 15 April 17, 19, 20, 21 &23 April22 April 30

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NOTICE: Next fall an additional section of College 400 will be offered on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 9 a.m. for those who couldn't register for the 1 p.m. class on Wednesdays. The course may be completed in five weeks or fifteen. Junior Day Thurs., April 30, 11 a.m. TJM 114 Prepare for fall interviews ... -resumes -Mock Interview Festival Be ready for August deadlines'• when employers recruit May '93 • grads early! Information on internships also · available. See Placement, Ad 105, for additional information.

Senior Women

are invi~d to a luncheon April 14.,,, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Llve Oak Room Sponsored by AAUW Speaker on backpacking and cycling Other pai:ticipants: All camptis female employees WIN Non-Trad Qub Campus Ministry

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MEMBERS OF.PERU STATE'S industrial technology fraternity who participated in Epsilon Pi Tau's Exemplary 1'I Inititation Ceremonies March 25 include (front row) Kevin Frey; Russell Dalton; Dan Simms; Ross Udey--Co-Trustee; ! and Dorrine McKinney. (Back row) Dr. Lester Russell--Trustee; David Jones, Jr.; Todd Clark; Kevin Hamele; Tim Friese! and G Jorn.·· hoto b Rob Evans

·.:PSC Eta chapter members attend .education conference by Laura Osborne PSC' s Eta chapter of Epsilon Pi Tau, the International Honorary Professional Fraternity for Education in Technology, participated in the international technological association conference in Minneapolis on March 25. .Students Kevin Frey, Russell Dalton, Todd Qark:, Kevin Hamele, Timothy Friese!, Dorrine McKinney, David Jones, Jr., Gary Jorn and Daniel Sims took an active part in ceremonies initiating exem, plary leaders from around the U.S. as well as foreign countries, The Eta chapter also hosted the breakfast which took place the next mom. ing. PSC's Dr. Lester Russell, Eta · ·chapter trustee, acted as emcee for the initiation ceremonies. Outstanding students, teachers and administrators in education for technology are eligible for Epsilon .Pi Tau membership. To be nominated,

students must be ''upper-level" and STATE THEATRE· demonstrate leadership potential, Auburn, Neb. according to the fraternity's handbook.· Administrators and teachers Bargain Night Tuesday FamilyNight Monday who have made significant contriPSC Niglit Thursday butions to the profession may be Reg. Adm. $3-Adult $2-Chila nominated, as well as industrial lead7:30.Nightly (Closed Wed.) ers whose services and achieve· Sunday Matinee 2 p.m. ments are tonsistent with the fraternity's precepts. Membership .B~a.l..1ty -.::::> ariocl t h e is not determined in regards to race, ...c::> sex or creed. The fraternity cur(gJ ' C> - - - - - - - - - rently has over 60,000 members in 73 campus and seven field active chapters. .._,.,.. __....... The Eta chapter also recently joined the Adopt-A-Highway pro- Upcomin~ Moyies:. gram. April 1 was the first working Beauty and the Beast day as the group cleaned up the area Fried Green Tomatoes along the road from the corner of Wayne's World highways 73-75 and 67 west for The Prince of Tides two and a half miles. To fulfill the Medicine Man program, the group must clean their "adopted" area two times a year.



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YVONNE METHOD-WALKER, Union Pacific personnel officer, speaks to Dr. Joel Lun<lak:'s Human Relations class on April 2. Method-Walkersaid human relations skills are more important than ever for a successful business career, because intense international competition, the need for large corporations to down-size and restructure, and technological change place heavier demands on employees to develop good working relations with many new colleagues.-plloto by Jennifer Laflin





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(by Times Staff : getling done on the mound. PSC Upon being eliminated from last has a ERA of 4.98, down from year's NAIA District 11 playoffs, 7.64 season. the PSC baseball team immediately "Our pilching has been tremen. setagoal tonotonlyqualifyforthe dous at "Johnson said. "I .· post-season tourney again. this pitching about as well spring, to earn the No. 1 seed. It hasn't been flawless, Peru off to a slow 3'-11 kept them (flaws) to a · start this season, including a sixand we've also played game challenging trip to behind them;" Kansas, and Oklahoma. Scott Kohout, 3-2, is the The Bobcats then put together a vvitb a 2.65ERA and 34 streak, which in34 innings. Among consecutive shutouts surprises are Brad ofDanaathom~. PSCs 4.13), and two freshdroppe(i. 12-18 with losses Kier and Jeff Kuhl. last University of Ne,dshirt from Grand Island, braskaatOmaba(UNO)andWayne a 3.96 ERA and 24 State. 24 innings. Kuhl, a 6Despite last week's losses, JOhnis 2-1 with son said likes the progress his tossed three comteam has made. games in as many starts. "At this point, we need to win good pitching, Johnson . th~ all," Johnson said of his team's said, Peru State needs more ofienremaining District games. "Our .sive production to win big. The . goal is to go into the tourney as the Bobcats are hitting .294 collectively, No. 1 seed. And to do that, obvi- but more importantly, have stranded ously we have to beat Bellevue, 191 runners comp~ed to their opHastings at Hastings, Doane at ponents' 157. .Doane, and take two from Mid"It's not that our offense has been land." bad, it's been sporadic," the coach Johnson, in his second season at ·sa;id. "A good example was our · PSC, said the Bobcats· may have double header with Concordia We · taken a few early lumps, but also go from scoring 14 runs inthe first learned by them. game to only 1 in losing the sec"I think we've got o~lves into a' . ond." · · . situation where we know what to do 111 think we have quite a few play. on the field (to win)," he said. "Now. .ers who are capable of producing, . it's a matter of getting it done each .but we also have several who must . time out." . produce from game to game in orTbus far, the Bobcats have been der for us to be successful." 1


SHORTSTOP MIKE MARONEY is tagged out at home plate in his attempt for an inside-the-park home run against oncordia on March 26. The rest of the team watches from their newly built dug-out ·PSC split with the Bwlldogs in the double-header.--ph~to by Todd Gottula -

Hurlers working to iIDprove field by Keri Hoffman

Spring is a time for new things, a time.when people want to get out and do something. That's just what the PSC baseball team has been doing to its field this semester., lately, the team has done some general maintenance on the field and built dugouts. The dugouts have railroad-tie bottoms which were primarily installed to save money in two areas. One, the wood is easier on the cleats that

the players wear, and two, they cost less than a concrete floor, said Coach Dan Johnson. The team made several trip~ to Craig, MO to pick up the 170 railroad ties needed to build the floor of the dugouts. All of the work was done by the players, coaching staff and volunteers. This summer the players plan to remove the fence that is around the outfield and replace it with a wooden·fence that will enclose the whole park. Johnson said the team would also like to see the

scoreboard, which was donated . by Pepsi three years ago, installed. The estimated cost for all the improvements is around $3,500. Johnson said the money for the improvements comes from donations the team receives and from fund- raising activities. Regarding the changes, Johnson said, "It's good for recruiting." He also said the improvements would give his players a sense of pride and make them feel good about playing for Peru State.

Week busy for baseball team by Chan Crooker .

· In baseball action last week PSC won five of 10 games. The Bobcats won a doubleheader against Dana on March 24 with strong pitching from Brad Gerdts and Kevin Heller. PSC took its 9-16 record into games with Concordia two days . later. After outscoring the Bulldogs 12-2 in the first game, PSC went cold and lost the nightcap 3-1.

PSC 0-2 against UNO Head Coach Dan Johnson's team traveled to Omaha to play the University of Nebraska-Omaha and came away with two tough losses on the road Darrel Berry's single in the second inning brought in Mike Maroney for PSC's only score in the 6-:lloss. The Cats were defeated 5-3 in the

second game of the day. The Bobeats had a big third inning as they were able to take a 3-1 lead. UNO Came back and scored four runs to get the victory. Second baseman Mike Maroney was 3 for 3 from the ·plate.

Cats win .doubleheader PSC got back in the win column when they beat Doane on April 3 in a doubleheader at Crete. Scott Kohout upped his record to 4-2 with the Cats 15-3 win ill the opener. Berry homered, as did Kevin Heller.

ond time this season. . A very tough Wayne State team ·came to town the following day. TheWildcats picked up nine hits enroute to a 6-2 win in the first game. "Against Doane we hit the ball well and picked up fhe runners in scoring position; whereas, Saturday we di<;fn't, II said Maroney. Scott Kier gave up six earned runs in the loss to drop his record to 2-3.

Wayne St~te too tough

PSC used three pitchers in the sec.ond game, but couldn't find the right combination to slow down Wayne ·State's bats. They scored 10 runs in Peru's bats didn't cool off from the l the bottom of the third inning to put ,first game as they scored seven runs : the game out of reach for the Cats. in the first inning of the second lWayne State won 16-8. game; PSCaddedfourmoreruns to get the 11-7 win. Gerdts pitched . ; After the busy week, PSC's record the Bobcats to victory for the sec- !stood at a respectable 14-18.

.Spring football game on 11th · The PSC football team will conclude three weeks of spring practices with its Blue..White spring game tommorrow. Frrst-year coach Monte Meadows said the format will match the of.f ense, or Blue squad, against the defense, or White team, instead of conventional split squads. The scrimmage will be broken down into three sessions of 15 plays each, with a special scoring system used for the defense. "From the beginning, all the guys asked if wewere going to have a spring game. So I know they're anxious and excited about it/' said ·Meadows.

.. SPRING GAME: Sat., April 11, 10:30 a.m.(tentatively} at the Oak Bowl. Offense vs. Defense. . RETURNING PLAYERS: Peru ·State returns as many as 36 lettermen from last year's 7-4 squad, ·including 13 starters (6 offense, 6 defense, 1 kicker) . TARGET DATE: The '92 season opener is sched4.led for Sept. 5 at home against Doane in a 1:30 p.m. kickoff at the Oak Bowl. for PEER MINISTER POSITION

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·Let's cage the PSC Bobcat

SOUTHPAW BETH CORDRYfires a pitch to homeplate during a recent home game. The freshman earned her first victory of the season last Saturday with a 17-9 triumph over Teikyo-Westmar for consolation honors of the G<>Qfathers Classic in LeMar8, IA--photo by Vince HenzeL

Did you ever wonder why the Bobcat is PSC' s mascot? PSC received its' nickname back in 1921, when Baldy ·Wilcox, the editor of the campus newspaper, wrote that the Peru teams fought like a bunch of Bobcats. The name became popular and was quickly adopted It wasn~t until October of 1927 that PSC had its' first live mascot. C.E. Hansen, a 1912 graduate, sent the Bobcat all the way from. Arizona. PSC's W.N. D~lzell graciously accepted the offer, reportedly the first live mascot of the conference schools in Nebraska. "Bob,'.' as named by the students, was kept in a .cage underneath the gymnasium where the art classrooms are now located. Every Saturday '~Bob" would be loaded up and taken to the football game in his cage. The fJrst Bobcat eventually died, and like mascots throughout the country, he$as preserved behind glass in the trophy room at the AD. Majors building. Another Bobcat was given to PSC by an unknown source years later, but students failed to take good care of it, so it was given to the zoo in Lincoln. Now, I want all of you who don't like a change in pace to quit reading this. Go on. Getlost. Go watch Captain Kangaroo or something. O.K. I'm going to try an(l convince the administration that we need to change PSC's mascot I know, I know. The Bobcat dates back a long time and shouldn't be

messed with. But our athletic teams need a nickname that people in surrounding communities and on campus can relate to. A Bobcat just won't cut it anymore. I did a little creative "brainsearcbing" and came up with these possibilities for a new school nickname: Buffalo - I may be a sexist pig, but if we purchase a buffalo for our mascot, I think we should get a female. The males get too big. And like young college students, they only have one thing on their -minds!


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by Todd Gottula Scotties - I like this one, except I don't want to be the -0ne responsible when somebody steals Dr. Burns' dogs to take to thegames. · Elephant - Original, but with PSC's budget we probably couldn't even afford to store and feed it. Cow - This is something that, unlike the Bobcat, is in great abundance in this area. The only problem is that a few residents of Morgan Hall will get mad Hey,

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I guess there is one thing that fits all of the criteria. And we wouldn't even have to change our colors. The Peru State College Parking Tickets.


Lady Cats.take third place trophy by Times Staff .. There are comebacks, and then. there is Peru State College's mi-. raculous come-from-behind finish over Teikyo-Westmar on Saturday.· After being held hitless .through· the first four innings and trailing 9- · 0, the Lady BobCats rallied for four· runs in the fifth and exploded for a, 13-run sixth to post a 17-9 victory· over the host Eagles to claim conso- · lation (third) honors at the Godfa- . thers Classic in LeMars, Iowa. "It was certainly an incredible . comeback to say the least,11 PSC . Co-Coach Erin Sayer said. "We. went from everything going wrong early to everything going right ff · First baseman Nict>le Vetter keyed · the outburst for PSC almost singlehandedly. The sophom~re ripped· · six RBI's in the frame, including a three-nm triple to tie tiie score at 7- · 7 and a three-run double to cap the · inning. Vetter :finished the contest 3-for-7 · with seven Rel's; ·

I told you to read something else. Road Kill - "Home of the PSC Road Kill." It sounds better than Bobcats and would also make for some interesting decals on the football helmets! Road kill ·definitely has a future, but I think the college better steer away from the use of animals as our mascot. Let's take a look at some other ideas. The Fighting Oaks - Hey, here's a good one. Then again, what if we had another Halloween ice storm that wiped out all the Oaks? Let's goon. Skippers - This would be good if we had a nice lake for boating, but since my toilet bowl is the largest body of water in Peru, I don't think it will work. Vacuums - This scores a 10 for originality, but probably a foolish choice. I can just hear the opposing team's cheerleaders chanting "Peru State sucks!" Keggers - I can already sense your approval. But I doubt that we'd be able to convince Dr. Bums and the boys that it is appropriate. (I think we better keep searching.) We need a mascot that doesn't need to be fed, is a daily fixture on our campus, will never become low in numbers and, finally, will be easy to associate with.

Shortstop Teresa Frye drove in four an opportunity to win their pool, but runs on a pair of singles and being dropped a 4-3 decision earlier in the hit by a pitch, while outfielders Kim day to Teikyo-Westmar. Horsham and Diane Pokorny added "I think still coming out second two RBI's api~. . · , was good," the coach said. ''It wasn't ''We told the girls she was throw-· an easy pool, and we had to play ing a strike almost regularly on the · well to get where we did." first pitch," Sayer said of TWU's · "As far as finishing third, we're Lisa Muhs, "and not to lay off the· happy with it. ·We also lost to a first pitch and be more aggressive. . really good Southwest (State) team. "Once we started to hit off her and So coming up against competition. it steamrolled, then she wasn't able like that, and coming back the way to handle it 11 we did were both positives for us. ff The Lady Bobcats posted wins. The Lady Bobcats suffered a 5-3 over Minnesota-Morris (5-3) and. setback to the Mustangs, the even-· Dordt College (10-6) to go 3-2 at tual tourney champion. the tourney and place second in. PSC will compete in the Norththeir pool. Last year, they swept all' west Missouri State Invite today five games to capture the Godfa-· -~d tomorrow in Maryville. thers' title. Peru State landed two players on: the All-Tournament team in Vetter· The baseball drill where a · and HorSbam. In five games, Vetter· was 6-for-16 with nine RBI's while· coach or player tosses a ball Horsham was 7-for-17 with a total in the air and bats it to an of six RBPs and five runs scored. . outfielder is called Fungo. Sayer said the Lady Bobcats had

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to all students, faculty, and staff who assisted with the four days. of track meets. Because of your efforts, we received many comments on the meets as 11 being the best ever held at PSC! 11 Again, thanks. Your help was definitely appreciated! Ted L. Harshbarger Interim Athletic Director

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.Dr. Pappas wins state college teaching Excellence Award· . by Laura Osborne

Dr. Carol Pappas. associate professor of biology at PSC. has been selected as the recipient of the . FirsTier. George RebensdorfTeaching Excellence Award. The selection was made by the Nebraska State College Board of Trustees. . Dr. Pappas was nominated for the · yearly award by Dr. David Pippert. the cbainnan of the division of science and technology at PSC. Criteria for the award include an overall positive student evaluation, superior level of teaching effectiveness,

an active and positive record of service to students and the winner must have actively undertaken involvement in faculty development programs and developed an inno. vative course or program of study which provides enhanced educa. tional opportunities for.students 9oth in and outside the classroom. Junior Sheri Rumbaugh, a threeyear student of Dr. Pappas, said of the instuctor, "She always has time for. her students, no matter how busy she is, and she takes every opportu~

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Louie Lantz (far left), Tim Bowen.David Schock and Dan Gauchat, residents of the Nebraska and 5th Streets "Bud ouse," took advantage of Peru's 13" snowfall the day after Easter to construct a "snow bottle." The heavy snows caus e college to close April 21, the latest "winter" closing date for the college ever. A combination of rains and temperatures in.. the lower SO's contributed to the snow';disappearance by April 24. ••• photo by Todd Gottula.

PSC students volunteer for fire duty by Chan Crooker

The Perri Volunteer Fire Department includes 11 personnel from the Peru State College campus; These 11 are Jay Kowil. John Sayer, Steve Sayer, Penny Gibbons, Todd Klopfenstein, Mike Blum, Tim Rice, Craig Hall, Chris Stangl, Todd Cox and Josh Eads. These students volunteer valuable time and effort to be a part of the fire department for various reasons. Josh, a freshman from Brandon, FL, decided to join after his "roommate. Chris Stangl. got him interested. He says that he has gone out on several calls including three fires. After all of the classes and training, :Eads said he was ready for the real thing. ''It's kind of a rush; it's n,ot really fun, but it really gets the

adrenalin flowing." On his first call he says that he wasn't really scared, he was just excited and ready to go. Craig Hall, a sophomore business administration and business man: agement major from Ewing, has been on the volunteer fire department for three months and has gone out on one call. Hall said that most . of the training isjlJSt;hands on experience, along with going to meetings and training sessions once a ·week. Todd Klopfenstein, a junior respi. ratory tlierapy major from Lincoln, · decided to join the fire department · after talking with some friends that · were already on the department "I . felt the need to help people," said , Klopfenstein. After graduation he . said he hopes to do rescue work .along with other medical work in

his field. Klopfenstein says his most memorable moment on the department is the time he responded to a call and was the first one to show up at the fire barn. He rushed out to the fire

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. . DR. CAROL PAPPAS, right, puts forth extra time and effort to help students such as Kristi Scott, said .Sheri Rumbaugh,. another of Dr. Pappas' s.tudents. ••• photo by Todd Gottula


FOLD Finals Schedule onpage3 Dr. Bums reviews

first year on page S Seepage2

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Spring Fling photos on page 6 Basketball AD.Americans o~page17

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The magazine Guitar for the

PracticingMustcmnreachedits one ' hundred first issue with the May 1 1992 edition. Of all the magazines 1 I read, this is the best one by far. ,All

interview with Rick Savage (bass-" ist I Def Leppard, average). He is asked, "You're a player. Did' you ever try fingers?" He says, "Yeah, and it sounded awful. Whenever I with fmgers, I get an uneven Between different plucking fingers, some boom out, some disappear, you get clicks here and. there. Sometimes :it works - during slow moody songs. But in general, it's far better just to lock onto the groove with a pick." Most bassists that use a pick play a harder style. First came the Monks of Doom, then Temple of the Dog, now the Slaves of New Brunswick are here

the bass lines are included, another ; plus. Speaking of bass, I've run by Jdm Stewart into a snag playing. Wen its not really a snag but more of a dilemma Def Leppard has recently replaced I was recently told by someone that the late Steven Qaik(guitarist) with an effective and true bass player veteran axe master Vivian uses his or her fingers. Guitar for Campbell. Vivian, who has played r the Practicing Musician also bad a· with Wbitesnake and Dio, is just , view on the subject Page 80 of the1 what they needed. Maybe now they last issue contains the middle of an i withmypick.asAlbumoftheMonth, a new feature to look forward to in :t llustr•+or - Hoh..a.s the months ahead. This album is a Wratr "T;,._ B,.:lc.y . tribute to New Jersey bar life and 1--.-:--:--:---:""~-.:l!P-t--~:-+=---:-..---:--;:--::----:--;----t. good songwriting. It consists of 50 or so of Glen Burtnick's closest ....,.,~:-:-:=----~~-.-;:---~----i friends. Glen is the man behind the r.-::.'=::-=:-:-::1 questionable reformation of Styx. Some of the best songs on the al, bum are "Kinky," "Seven Minutes to Heaven," and "Rock N Roll Queen." It's defmatively a nine on my scale. Moving on to music in politics... Political guru Steve Exon (son of Sen. J. J. Exon) is the man behind an undercover record labeling sting operation in Omaha. Four stores in Omaha this last week went under investigation for selling certain albums to minors. This man ought to be shot! I'mjustnot the biggest fan of record labeling in the first place, and second I'm outraged that something of this small magnitude has taken precedence over Omaha's bigger problems. C'mon Steve, go after the real criminals, you idiot! I hope that all of you have enjoyed reading my articles and I look forward to writing again next semester! I don't know what you're going to do this summer but I'm going to attend a few concerts, drink a few beers, and play gobs of that new Nintendo game "Nude Twister" (I lose concentration playing the real version). Have a great summer and remember to keep one foot in the gutter. and one fist reaching for the gold.

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Schedule conflicts cause graduation delays by Keri Hoffman

even years. If were unable to take the class semester, you· will have to wait until the spring of 1994 before it will be offered again. If, for some odd reason, you are unable to take it in 1994, because it is full or you have a schedule conflict, or whatever. you will have to wait another two years. I personally ran into a problem

concerning this arrangement of cl.ass

quired courses. When I pre-enrolled for the fall there were two required classes I needed. These classes were offered on the same day at the same Now I have to wait until the one class I was unable to take comes around again, in two years. I know several people who, because of the ti.mes classes are offered, mus~ remain in school an

See 'Scheduling' page 3


Wh t do you think about Bobcatman?

Nancy E~-:~ Instructor ·of sociology \ '.?: ·: "It's great mal-;'Ke's . showing creativity. But as a sociologist I don't like tQ::.see violence used as a sour~ of campus humor. It shouldbe moderated in someway."

Mary Mil~berger -·Junior, pre-pharmacy "I think it's stupid. He portrays · real-life instances unrealistically. We don't go around beating up people to solve problems. ·

Larry Brown - freshman,



"I think it's funny . .It's for a college-aged crowd. It's something different. and I like it."

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Brian Coburn -- Junior, soci· ology "We're in college, so it shouldn't be hard to accept I think it's ·kind of stupid. but it's the first · thing I read after the sports."·


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.mentari edueJspecial educ. · "I like it becaus.e he says what he wants and isn't concerned ·about what people think., .He speaks up for those afraid ·to stand up for themselves."

.'Scheduling' from page 2

Fiital Exam Schedule The


~he.dule is for the on-campus exam week of May 11-14.

Monday, May 11, 1992 Original Class Time 3:00M 8:00M 8:00T

l:OOM Tuesday, May 12, 1992 Original Class Time 9:30T 9:00M

ll:OOM ll:OOT \\'ednesday,May13,1992 ; Original Class Time ; 3:30T ! 2:00M 12:30T


Exam Time 8:00-10:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 1:00-3:00 p.m. 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Exam Time 8:00-10:00 am. 10:30 am.-12:30 p.m. 1:00-3:00 p.m. 3:30-5:30

Exam Time 8:00-10:00 am. 10:30 am.-12:30p.m. 1:00-3:00 p.m. 3:30-5:30 p.m.

extra. semester. Does the .school arrange classes this way to keep us here longer so they can get more money from us? I can see why Peru doesn't offer required courses every year. First of all, it would cost more because additional faculty would have to be hired, and second, there probably · · wouldn't be enough students enrolled in the class to make it worth the effort of adding required classes to the schedule on a more frequent basis. But maybe two different classes could fulfill the requirement. In other words, an alternate class could be offered the semester · the required class isn't offered. This · way.· students could have a different class to substitute for a required •TroyUhlir class that is difficult to schedule. These alternate classes could be . .the classes that are normally of- by Jennifer in SiW.tent 8enate,-a0.d a'chairperLaflin .fered in a semeste~. Thatway, adTroy· Uhlir, a senior business ad- ' son of Student Programs. .diti.onal faculty would not be needed. ministration/business management ; F.ach year at PSC the Student Sen.Studen~ could then fulfill their remajor. is this year's Scroll of Ser- !ate nominates stildents for this .quited classes easier and possibly vice Award winner. Uhlir. has been award; any student is eligible. The graduate in four or five years in- . an RA. at Delzell, and i.s currently 1 award goes to a Student , ''Who bas stead of six or seven years. . an RD. there. He was voted 1991 . contributed a great deal to PSC," This is just one possible solution; King and was a mem- . said Barb Lewellen. student pror 1ll sure there are many more. . Homecoming ber of the 1990 NAIA Champion·Something does need to be done, ship Football team. He is also active ;, grams coordinator. . jhowever. or everyone at Peru State \will become professional studeiits.

Uhlir receives Scroll of Service Award. ,· I '

Thursday, May 14, 1992 Original Class Time 2:00T 12:00M 4:00M OPEN

Exam Time 8:00-10:00 am. 10:30 am.-12:30 p.m. 1:00-3:00 p.m. 3:30-5:30 p.m.

NOTE: OriginalClass Time indicates the first class meeting of the week or only class meeting of the week.





. 1) If the class meets once a week. then the exam period is during the scheduled class meeting. ,

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3) If the class meets more than once a week and begins at 8:00 p.m.. th~ the· exam periociis 8:30-10:30 p.m. on the first day of the week that the clas8 ~!8-




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I 2) If the class meets more than once a week and.begins at 6:30 p.m., then the · exam period is 6:00.8:00 p.m. on the first day of the week that the class meets,

NOl'E: If you have any questions about the exl!Ql.schedule. do not hesitate tQ contact Dr. Snyder in the Administration Building.


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Peru Volunteer Student Firemen from page 1 alone and was a little nervous. only to have the rest of the department anive shortly afterward he has been a member of the Peru Volunteer Fire Department for three years. The president ofthe Peru Volunteer Fire Department is also a Peru State student. Chris Stangl, a junior wildlife ecology major from Randallstown, MD, decidedtojoin the volunteer fire department after being involved with his hometown department. He joined that team when he was 16 and liked it so much he decided to join Peru's as well. Stangl is also the secretary/trea-

surer for the Peru Rescue S'quad his duties as the president of the department include presiding over business meetings and taking on the role of Assistant Fire Chief, if the Head Fire Chief or the assistant are gone. Stangl says his most memorable moment on the department is the fire school he had to attend in Grand Island. He also enjoys the "thankyou's" that he gets after assisting in a fire or accident. "I like being able to help the community,'' said Stangl. So the next time you feel alone on Peru's campus, don't sweat it Peru State's finest are on the job.

Dr. Carol Pappas' Excellent Teacher Award from 1

JlJNIOR TODD KLOPFENSTEIN and freshman Mike Blum are members of Peru's Volunteer Fire Department They also attend PSC and live on campus.·.· photo by Tim Bailey

nity to tµm a situation into a learn- ing as a career. "Adventure" is the ing experience. She definitely de- , word she uses to describe her phiserves. the award. She is an excel- losophy of teaching. "It keeps me lentrole model for women and any- going to try and make learning an one else. She does a good job of adventure for students, and to do balancing her full-time teaching, that I have to keep it an adventure research and family life. I and formyself." some other students attended the ' Dr. Pappas has been employed at American Mosquito Control Asso- PSC for8 1/2 years. She received ciatioll meeting with her at Corpus her B.S. in anthropology from Christi where we saw how highly Florida State University, and her she is regarded by her peers." Masters in teaching biological sciDr. Pappas said she chose teach- ences and her Ph.D. in entomology ing by chance after ruling out nurs- both from the University of Illinois.


iLaura Osborne edits her last edition Person of the Week.

by Michelle Kimball Dedicated.. This would be an appropriate word to use when one is describing I.aura Osborne. a junior F.nglishmajor from Peru. To keep up with a schedule like I.aura's. one would have to be exactly that, dedicated! I.aura graduated from Aubur.t1 High School in 1989, and sh( chose to further her education at PSC, the main reason being that she didn't want to leave this area. Upon her entrance to college, I.aura had a particular field in. prespective: journalism. She didn't waste any time getting into the swing of things as far as her chosen field was concerned. Laura got involved immediate!) in the campus newpaper, the thennamed Pedagogian, mainly through the Beginning Journalism class. Since then, she has held different positions on the staff of the now-named Peru State Times. I.aura has served as advertising manager, assistant editor, and editor-in-chief, a position which she has had for

six or seven times during the semester. This is what I.aura has to deal with, because just like a term paper, the Times has a deadline that must be met." He went on to say that to add to that pressure, the campus newpaper is not s~mething that just one person or professor sees; it is something that everyone has . access to. That makes' Laura's job a little more difficult. However, according to Dr. Holtz, who is also Laura's academic advisor, she has handled that pressure extremely well! "She is very diligent and· very determined. She is a very good journalist, and very dedicated. She came into college. with the idea that she wanted to· Dr. Holtz expressed a very high. focus on journalism; and she has opinion of Laura and her work ·done an excellent job of achieving with the campus newspaper. He that goal." Dr.'IIollzcredits Laura made a comparison to a college with being instrumental in student with a term paper that is · keeping the paper running, and stated that she takes on extra responsibility to make the paper "She is very diligent as good as it can be. This being and very determined Laura's last semester on the staff, Holtz concluded with this ••• a very good Dr. comment, "I and the other members of the staff will miss journalist••• " , her." Dr. Dan Holtz In addition to her job as the editor, she also has two part-time jobs in Auburn. One of those is due on a certain date, and the being part of the staff of the pressure he/she feels when struggling to get it done on time. Auburn Newspapers. John He stated, "Take that kind of Sanders, I.aura's supervisor, bad pressure and magnify it as though very favorable comments. "She you had to do this type of paper has willingness to accept

; three semesters, including this one. AccOrding to Dr. Dan: Holtz, advisor to the Times, this is the 1 longest any one person has served ' as managing editor since he has ·. been the paper's advisor. When asked about her job as editor-in-chief, I.aura replied, "It was good hands-on experience that helped me to learn how to do various things with the newspaper.. I had. had some education in journalism before I cain.e to college, but not a lot. Being an editor has given me the confidence I needed tofeel like I know what f mdoing'." She then added that what she likes most about her position is the responsibility. ·


Laura Osborne· assignments on short notice~ and · she can adapt to a variety of feature story ideas. In fact, she has assumed all editorial responsibilities for production of our special sections," he said. According to Sanders, I.aura has been exposed to most phases of newspaper production at Auburn, and he feels she will be a valuable .isset to any paper she works for in the future. Laura gives partial credit for her success to her parents. "My parents are the reason I have success in anything. They always 'I told me if I put my heart into it and do my best, then it's. successful;"· Laura has been a , success at PSC, especially with • the campus newspaper.. Because this is the last issue of the Times that she' 11 be a part of, the staff felt this would be a good way to commend her for her efforts.

Osborneearns state press award

Laura Osborne, managing editor of the Peru State Times, received notice on April 29 that she is the 19<12 first-place winner for the Nebraska Press Women. The award carries a prize of approximately $500. Any upperclass woman pursuing a career in mass communications at any of the state's colleges and univiersities is eligible to apply. Announcement of the award will be made this week in Scottsbluff, and Osborne will be officially recognized at the Nebraska Press Women's meeting in Columbus next September.


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From the Other Side of the Desk....

by Tim Bailey

'--------------.J It's been a year now since Peru State College welcomed its new president, Dr. Robert Bums.. from Washburn University in Topeka, KS. I spent twenty minutes speaking with the president, and he<l upon his first year's accomplishments and his priorities for the future. I first asked the president what he thought he accomplished in his first year's term. He began his response with extensive talk on the budget "When I came we knew that there were some budget problems with the college... a shortfall· of about $40(),000. The legislature bad take~ a special bill to give the college about a quarter of a million [dollars], approximately half of the need, with the idea that the college would come up with the balance....

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· ''What we Qiscovered in the year was that th~ problem. really was about three umes the size anybody bad known....... It was really about a million dollars beyond what the legislature bad provided." Dr. Burns stated that the budget problem is now somewhat stabilized and was surprised that it was resolved so quickly. "In a year's time, it's amazing actually that we've been able to do all that's happened in that regard." His other big priority was the next topic of discussion. "The other goal, of ccurse, was to get to know the college and it's people... so that you can begin to have a sense of their needs and interests. I think that's . gone well too. If I hadn't bad the


cal Educauon Sports Management option. Dr. Burns next discussed the college's ongoing plans to make improvements upon the grounds. "We're doing some campus beautification. This campus bas been known throughout its history as a beautifulplace,anditis... We have been known for a long time as the campus of a thousand oaks... These oaks are getting old ... We've got to start now to plant replacements so that when they actually are gone, we'll already have trees to replace them." .11

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budget problems to deal with, and they weren't so urgent. I'd have bad more time to. do the usual things a new president does. It was simply a matter of maklng sure that the college was on a firm foundation first; then I could do some of the fun things later." Dr. Bums said that he.has strongly prioritized getting to. know the students and community better in the coming year. I next asked Dr. Burns what the plans are for the ooming year at PSC. He mentioned that work is continuing on some newly devel-

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He also said that with some funding from .other sources such as OPPD, the college will be bringing in some flowering shrubs, trees, picnic Pibles, bencpes and planters to make the campus a more usable place for students. He addec1 that beautification of the campus is not the only motivation for making improvements. "What mltional stud-

Dr. Robert Burns ies show is that students pick the college they come to, to a great e:l).tent,onhowitlooks... Sowewant to make it look like th~ quality place we know it is." 1·ed Dr· Burns sat·d that he bad worl\I with the Student Senate in accomplishing some goals. "One of the most satisfying thoughts I have at the end of this .year is how I have worked with Student Senate...Through the Student Affairs offices and working with. the Student Senate, we established, for example, a committee to deal with how the Student Center might be reorganized and upgraded to be a ·real student center. Right now, it's

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mostly ~ cafet~a with some meet·ingr00ni$ ... " · :fle stated.l:bat the primary concern . of many sllJ:dents is to get an auto· matic (ATM) on or •near campu:s. They are close to getting this implemented, along with .. other new developments. More games in the Student Center and possible expansion of the bookstore services were also mentioned by · Dr. Bums as ideas received from students. One big issue with students this year is that, previously, student fees may not have been used appropriately. Dr. Burns says the problem has been rectified and that, "Now . we can say when we charge these · th • .student fees in the future, . ey re . goi'1.g ~ be used for the things ·they'~ededicated to." . I brought up the question oflong range plans for PSC, concerning ·possible expansion of the college's ·size. Dr. Burns responded that, in the end; he is more concerned with · improving the quality of the college than improving the size. Aslleavethiscampus,colfoge and column, I will remember the one distinct quote that summed up my whole interview with Dr. Burns as he said, "We've really made some amazing progress in a year's time. There's a lot inore work to be done... " .~----'----------~----~

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Jacobsen to furthereducat100 at UNO ~e:~::o~~=t~:=. Peni--ln the last few years Marty Jacobsen bas gone from soup, to studies, and now, to salaried scholar. The 29-year-old Tecumseh native and former Campbell's Soup Co... employee is about to steer his life in a new direction. Nofonly bas he been given a graduate assistantship to the University of Nebraska at ·Omaha, but he has been awarded

For those who know him, successisaforegoneconclusionforthe · focu:sed and talented Table Rock · resident who carries a 3 .93 grade point av~ge. "Marty is a superior student~ he : has a vocation for the scholarly life," . said Dr. Anthony McCrann, assistaut professor of English. "He is in love with literature and has a great breadth to his reading. He will make an excellent teacher." Surprisingly, college was not in his plans ·after graduating from Tecumseh High School. He spent ' time in the Army, then worked for 10 years at Catnpbell's Soup Co. A tuition aide program at Catnpbell's prompted him to enroll at PSC in the fall of '87, and he has been making the most of the opportunity

one ol only two competitive graduate fellowships from UNO's En..; glish department Ail English major who will graduate next month, Jacobsen will en~ roll next fall in graduate school as a teaching assistant The fellowship and graduate assistantship will provide Jacobsen a combined stipend 9f over $7 .500.

MARTY JACOBSEN discusses literature with professor Bill Cole.·-photo by Kent Propst

ever since. Of bis opportunities at PSC, Jacobsen said, "To me, a good student will get a good education; the good ones must be willing to go beyond what they get in the classroom. A good teacher will motivate, and all of my professors in the English department have been very inspiring.*'

Student Senate, NonTrad Programs, His first two college classes were Student Center Committee, New with Professor Bill Cole, who StudentWeekendCommittee, the Jacobsen said possesses "an amazing command" of literature.· staff, f~culty and administration. Jacobsen was hooked from the first You have all been most helpful. I day. Cole said, "Marty is and has appreciate the.wonderful cooperabeen one my·most astute scholars,. tion I receive. Barb Lewellen one who tenaciously and consistendy pursues a vastfund of general information." "I am proud of Marty and of the faculty who have worked with him,'' said President Robert L. Burns. "Such distingmshed awards are rare, and they come only when you can combine special students with specialfaculty." Marty is a member of the mitional <l:L..-rtljHanes honor scholarship society Alpha Chi, vice president of the English IOOOK!! club, a member of the international .~· ;JJAW ~ English honor society Sigma Tau -exceptional rompuler graphics ·Delta, bas been assistant editor of -quantity discounts the campus literary magazine Sift-fast delivery ing Sands, and has been a columFor clubs, teams, nist and copy editor for the campu:s organizations, party favors, newspaper the Times. and special events . Ultimately he wants to teach on 800-284-7335 the college level and "share what FAX 402-475-6183 I've teamed; the most important part ' Uncoln, of learning is shari~ knowledge."

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ard, White win honors Softball team picks up two wins by Times Staff PSC basketball players Fred Ward Lora White have been named honorable mention All-Americans by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) for the 1991-92 season. The ~elections were made by the NAIA's AU-America committees during the respective mens and womens national tournaments in Stqirenville, TX, and Monmouth,

White, a 5-10 sopJtmm:ore, of only 20 honorai:ile mentic)n in the womens va.i..•uuu><. other district cagers made the listing - Trisha Lukawski of Chadron State, and Dana's Katie Corbitt and. Jennifer Edelman. White is the first PSC player to earn NAIA national recognition in womens and only the second ever to achieve post-season OR honors beWard, a 5yond the 10 junior, District . was joined L i nd a on the list Shepard, the by two Fred Ward Lady Bobother Nebraska District XI players - cats' all-time scorer, gained honorDevin Smith and John Puelz, both able mention All-America from Fast of Concordia. . Break magazine in 1985 after aver. Few players, if any, have made a aging a school-record 23.9 points bigger all-around contribution than per gam~. Ward did this past season. He led With White averaging 12.6 points the Bobcats in scoring (19.0) and all and 11.5 rebounds, Peru State posted three categories in three-pointers a 19-12 record this season, the third highest win total in school history. and free throws - made, attempts Ward is, the first honorable menand high percentage. But Ward tion men8 selection at PSC since also led the 16-13 Bobcats in steals Danny Shouse, the Bobcats' career and assists with school records of scoring leader with 1,867 points, 93 and 159, respectively. was selected in 1979.

women's softball team game losing streak by aereat1n12 Doane College in both a double- header on April

RBI's. PSC scored tbree runs in and fifth innings to jump out 0 lead. Doane came back to score its nms·of the game in the si'\.th in making the score 6-2. Bobcats came "r"'""'""" back to score four runs in the sixth which gave them thC final margin of

Bobcats starters collected in the 10-2, 64.wins. . In one, pitcher Erin Ingram 5-hitter and struck out two PSC's bats cooled off in the win on the mound and but they were still able to . raise season record to 7-15. the 6-4 win. Cordry pitched . Kim Horsham had a big day at the .,,,_,,~u;;o to get the win on plate 3-for-3 with one nm batted in and one run scored. un;•uw..t, while Ingram came in . Rightfielder Beth Cordry was 2up her second save of the for-4 at the plate with two triples~ .year. two RBI's and two runs scored. A single by Cordcy in the first Kelly Burnside added ahit and two inning scored Kim Horsham from

first base to give PSC the early lead. Doane added one run in second but PSC , ,,,,,,IY...,"'" ,, with two runs of their second. A big third inning gave the control of the game. PSC three runs, keyed by .UJ',•UUJcv"i Paula Czirr's hit which drove in with two RBI's and one run sconY' added one RBI ·runs.

Doane added three runs in the inning, but couldn't put together . anything in the last inning, and held on for the 6-4 win.

Fourth·annual athletic banquet Sunday PSC will hold its fourth annual tive teams for the 1991-92 academic · · year, and present individual awards all-spbrts athletic banquet this. Sun. day .at the PSC Student C~nter be- . ginning at 5:30 p.m. ~ The public is invited to attend the event, according to interim athletic director Ted Harshbarger. The cost. is $9 per person, and checks can be. made out to PSA Varsity Club.

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M eadow s coaches first spring game by Jon Kruse

The annual Blue-White Spring Game was held April 11 at PSC's Oak Bowl. It was the Bobcats' final practice of their three-week workouts. First year head coach Monte Meadows had a positive reaction to the spring practices, remarking, "We had pretty good weather, and we got a good foundation built for next year." Despite former head coach Lou Saban's departure, the team experienced a good transition between coaches. "With the players, as far as the relationship goes, I don't think there was much adjustment," noted Meadows. "I didn't treat the team any different than when I was an assistant." · Before taking the head coaching position, Meadows was an assistant for the Bobcats. Assistant coach Larry Brown is currently the only other paid on-campus coach. Aside from Meadows and Brown, several graduate assistants were involved with spring practice. There have been several changes under Meadows's leadership. "We put in some new things like diff~­ ent ~ts. formations and schemes,* noted Meadows. "I was pleased

with a lot of things, and there were some pleasant But of course there is always things we need to polish up on." Meadows· further commented, "On

offense we will be in a one-"1ck set proven in the past to be successful." It's a pleasant place to work, throwing type offense to. try and put Meadows responded well to his ,everything looks gCX:d." the defense in a bind, and l>asically .overall impression of bis .new posiwe want to take whatever the de- tion; noting, "I plan on being here :l,lllj•lll:ill:ll~$, fense is going to give us. It's been awhile. It's aplace I can settle into. SCORING PLAYS Shane McGooden 76 pass from Jason Eaton (Bon Khanthasene kick) Mike Rucker 75 pass from Eaton (Kevin Oliver kick) Khantasene 30 FG Jeff Schawang 21 run (kick failed}


Jerry 5/30. Chris O'Neal 5/21, Tany 8/17, Briven Jackson 418; Nick Maher 7, Rick Olsen 3/6, Jason Eaton 6/-24. PASSING- Eaton 9-13-2, 273; Uhlir 524-3, 85. RECEIVING - Jim Gilbert 4/125, Rucker 3/92, Shane McGooden Bryan Sullivan 3/3i, Aaron Bailey Chris Aue 1/12, Rice 119.

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Baseball team goes extra mile If you're a PSC baseball player: or coach, pat yourself on the back. The things you've done to improve your program and facilities should be commended. · For the· rest of you, listen to · everything that the baseball team bas done this year to raise money • for themselves. They raffled off acolorT.V. and sold 1900 tickets, worked the concession stands at· Omaha Racers' basketball games',. sold concessions at PSC · basketball games, got donations · and held their annual Vegas Night· dinner, and in , addition to numerous other things, held youth baseball camps in Shenandoah, IA and Louisville, NE. Swprised? So was I. It doesn't seem right that the baseball team· has to do all of these fund.raisers · to get money for the program. I realize that the other PSC athletic . teams do fundrail!ers also, but . not to the extent that Head Coach Dan Johnson's men do. "We're not looking for a paton the back. We do the fundraisers out of want and need," said Johnson. He added, 'We don't have to do the fundraising. With . our budget we could get by, but we'd only play half the games that we do now and we wouldn't get to go on a spring trip and stuff like that." Then~ are many programs throughout the state that don't do · the extra things that PSC's baseball team does. But the Cats . want the best. A good schedule, equipment and unifonns, so they go the extra mile. College sports are an expensive business and .PSC helps as much as it can, but·

something needs to be done. A couple months ago, the . coaching staff and players, along with the help of a few volunteers, built dugouts at the baseball field. · With only one campus carpenter, and other priorities on his list, the players were forced to build the dugouts themselves. . They rounded up the supplies and spent 12 hours of a Saturday and built. the dugouts. Without their effort they wouldn't have had good· dugouts-this season. . lhe team also made the decision to buy their own uniforms. "I bought the pants and they paid $100 for the rest of the uniform,". said Johnson.

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responsibfo for laying the line to the scoreboard," said Athletic Director Ted Harshbarger. 'We're making improvements as money becomes available," he added. The baseball team has volunteered to do everything they can to have the kind of program they want, but it's still not right. It's no secret that in comparison to all colleges in Nebraska, PSC' s athletes do far more fundraisers than any school in the state. Harshbarger proved this in a study · he did for a paper he wrote on the funding of college athletics. I'm sure all the extra work is getfing to be a chore for those associated withPSCbaseball. It's not fair that they have to do this in order to have the things they need to be successful. Thefre doil!-g · the best they can with the money · that's available. I know funds are low and PSC has helped the team out whenever possible, but they need to help more. I'd be willing to bet that PSC is the only baseball team in the state that doesn't have a scoreboard.

by Todd Gottula Other improvements to the field are being'planned. Johnson is trying to find enough donations to be able to purchase a wooden fence to replace the chain link fence that surrounds the field. And if more money can be found, a scoreboard will be installed. "We've already got the scoreboard, but the power company charges $1500 to install a power pole. Then PSC is :

It's not right that every time our players need something done that they have to do it themselves. They should be worrying about winning baseball games, not raising money for the college. Sooner or later the responsibility needs to be taken out of the players' hands. As for Coach Johnson and his players, nice job. Whether you do the extra work because you have to or not, you definitely deserve a pat on the back!

Softball team loses key player The Peru State College softball team has apparently lost starting shortstop Teresa Frye for the remainder of the season due to an injury, Co-Coach Erin Sayer said.. Preliminary tests by Peru State trainer John Gabriel indicate Frye has a dislocated right shoulder, said Sayer..

"She's going to see another docto1 just to be sure, \int it doesn't look good," the coach said. Frye, a senior from Bennington, suffered the injury in a nonathletic incident following the Lady Bobcats' 2-0, 2-3 split with Dana College in Blair on April 13. Frye, PSC's No. 3 hitter in the

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lineup, was batting .270 on the season with 13 RBI's and 12 runs scored in25games. Kim Horsham, a si;mior from W ahoo, will start at shortstop in Frye's stead and Beth Cordry, a freshman from Wymore, will move from rightfield to leftfield as Horsham's replacement, Sayer said., "This puts us in a difficult .situation because we need Beth to pitch," Sayer said. "And ~oving Kim to the infield reduces our speed in tlie outfield." Without Frye, the Lady Bobcats. dropped two games, losing 4-0 to . the College of St Mary and 13-3 to . : Avila College on April 14.

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FIRST BASEMAN.Jeff Paulson prepares to field a ground ball. The senior was 2 for 4 and scored three runs in Tuesday's victories over Doane College.

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Cats win recent games by Jon Kruse

In ·the second game, the Bobcats three hits weren't enough to seal the

The PSC Bobcat baseball team win. Heller had a double, while has compiled an J8-24 record. The 'catcher Brian Smith and third Cats have lost close games as of baseman Matt Miller ~th singled. Gerdts' pitching record dropped to late. At Hastings College the Bobcats 4-3 with the loss. The Bobcats have had four games lost both ends. of a double-header cancelled due to uncontrolable cir-' by margins of 2-4 and 3-4. On Saturday, April 27, the Bob- cumstances. Peru State's game on April 27 cats ground it out with theUniversity of South Dakota at Vennillion. PSC against the University of Nebraska split with USD winning the first at Kearney was canc:;elled because game 3-2 with pitcher Scott Kohout UNK elected not to play :Pse'after going the distance on the mound to taking their playoff situation into improve his record to 5-2. They consideration. lost the nightcap by a score of 2-3.. The game against the University Brad Gerdts threw a four-hitter, but of Creighton was cancelled due to . NCAA game violations against took the loss on the mound. In the first game of the double- Creighton. NCAA schools can only header, second baseman Mike play 10 percent of their games Maroney was 2~4 including a against smaller divisioned schools. double. Centerfielder Kevin Heller . Creighton is an NCAA Division I alsowas2-4withtwosingles. The school and has already reached the game stayed tied at two from the limit •fourth inning into the top of th,e · The Bobcat baseball team played eighth when Heller put the Bobcats 'a make-up game against Doane on top for good by collecting an. College on Tuesday and won 13-2 RBiito make the scote 3-2. and 11-4..

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1991-1992 The Times (Peru, NE) - issues 1-12  

1991-1992 newspapers issues 1-12 for Peru State College, Nebraska

1991-1992 The Times (Peru, NE) - issues 1-12  

1991-1992 newspapers issues 1-12 for Peru State College, Nebraska