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Collision takes life of PSC student Chad Atkins by Genelle Czirr

PSC RECE~VED A_ GOOD KIND of cut on Sept. 6--a ribbon cutting to commemorate the newly installed floor in the AW AC. Taking part 1~ the ceremony were (from left) Dr. Gregory Stauffer, vice president for administration and finance; Lyle McKercher, pres1den: of the PSC Foundation; Dr. Robert L. Bums, president of PSC; Floyd Vrtiska, Nebraska state senator and a PSC:Foundation trustee; and Dr. Steven Butler, PSC vife president for Student Affairs. The event celebrated the $11?,000 project to replace the floor in PSC's Wheeler Activity Center, with private funds provided by the PSC Foundation.-photo by Kent Propst

A head-on collision on Highway 75 in the early hours of August 12, took the life of a PSC student. Louis 0. (Chad) Adkins III,20, of Nebraska City, was killed when the 1993 S-10 pick-up he was driving was involved in a head-on collision with a 1984 Mack semi-truck owned by the United Parcel Service. The driver of the Mack truck, Daryl L. Compton of Topeka, KS,was not seriously injured in the crash. The accident happened about 3. a.m. four miles north of Auburn on Highway 75. Adkins was northboup.d at the time of the ~ccident. Traffic had to be rerouted, and Highway 75 was closed for almost five hours in order clean up the diesel fuel that had been spilled as a result of the accident. Nemaha County Deputy Keith Helms said the highway was dosed so that the law


enforcement officials could investigate with the help of daylight, so they could see better. The accident was investigated by the Nemaha County Sheriff'.s Office and the Nebraska State Patrol. Adkins was born on Nov. 26, 1973, in Nebraska City to Mr. and Mrs. Louis Adkins. He is survived by his' parents; a sister, Brandi Adkins at home; his paternal grandparents, Louis and Esther Adkins ; and maternal grandmother, Doris Roos, all of Nebraska Citv. He is preceeded in death by his maternal grandfather, Harry Roos. Adkins was a 1992 graduate of Nebraska City Senior High School and would have been a junior this fall at PSC. He was employed by Valentino's, Thurman Bike and Sport, and was a lifeguard. Services were held at Bethel United Church of Christ with Rev. Marie Paterik: officiating.

New floor in AWAC Accreditation assured till 2001 done· over summer by Doug Kerns

by Andrea Graff The project of resurfacing the gym floor in the Al Wheeler Activity Center was completed this past summer. The project had been in limbo since the fall of ·1993.It was made possible by the PSC Foundation, which granted $110,000 in private foods to pay for the new surface. The old floor was the original surface installed when the AWAC was constructed in 1980. It was worn and deteriorating to the point where the project could be put off no longer. E.gbteen !ons of Chem-Turf was poured mto the Wheeler Center to bond to the surface of the old floor. This Chem-Turf is mercury base1l

and has a top coat that is supposed to control wear and cracking, eliminate bubbling and make a smoother surface. During the reconstruction there were a few minor problems, so the ·gym wasn't completed within the original time allotted. However, President Robert Bums and PSC Foundation officials made sure it was done as soon as possible and in plenty of time for the fall semester. The AWAC is open to all PSC students Monday - Friday 6:30 a.m.- 8 a.m., 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Monday - Thursday 6 p.m. -10 p.m., Saturday 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. and Sunday 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.

A recent report to the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools states that PSC has completed the requirements set down in 1991fora10-year accreditation. The authors of the report were Dr. Jack Robinson, director of Institutional Research and Planning at South East Oklahoma State, and Dr. Roland Barden, vice-president for Academic Affairs at Moorhead State University in Minnesota. The two-member team was here last April to assess whether PSC had made the campus more access~ble to the handicapped, established a budget plan and academic planning process, hired more minorities and women, and established a student assessment program. The team's report bas recently been adopted by the full Commission of the North Central Association. The report states, ''In the relatively short period of time since 19'Jl, the fiscal health of the college has been tumed around ... that overcame

its financial problems in such a short ning process as well as processes period of time is a note-worthy for academic progrdlll planning and achievement." review," the report said. Dr. Terry Smith, vice-president 'The two critical things that needed for Academic Affairs, said, "They to be done after the 1991 visit were knew th~t ~e new administration successfully completed," Smith exwas commg. m, although they didn't · plained, "Now what we have to know who it was going to be, and worry about is making sure that they at that time thought the institu- what we said we would do, we'll tion was in such dire straights that do- in terms of procram budoet. was wasn , t going to be ing and the assessment "' program. "' whoever 1t able to turn it around." The critical part of that for this year In fact, in the three years since the is the assessment. Next year when 1991.~sit, PSC has turned a budget we start putting togethe; the bian?efiCit mto approximately $700,000 nual budget request, then the prom surplus fOO.-ds. These funds were gram budgeting comes .back into spent on projects proposed by ad- play." ministrators, faculty, and students. "But overall," noted Bums, "the PSC President Robert Burns added, priority is to now implement and "Lots of whats happened on cam- refine all those things we told North pus in the three or four years I've Central that we were going to be been here has been because stu- doing, and get everybody accus. dents have said this is what they tomed to that, because it is very new · need. " to us. " The report also commended PSC' s PSC is not due to be evaluated ~plans for the future. "Significant again until ~00 l. The college has ! progress has been made in estab- been accredited by North Central dishing an institutional budget plan- unintennittingly since 1915.

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Stricter enforcement · brings more .write-ups Take a good look around the campus. The Wheeler Center's floor has been redone, the lighting on campus has been improved and Delzell has had a major overhaul. Improvements are also in beginning stages at the Centennial Complex and elsewhere. Now that these improvements have been made, it is the student's responsibility to keep the~e buildings intact. In order to protect the financial interests of the college and insure ~he continuation of improvements to the campus, the housing staff has decided to tighten up on the rules. Last year, things got a bit out of hand in the residence halls. Situations tended to get out of hand with fights, fire alarms and broken wfodows occurring with more frequency. As the spring .semester of 1994 came to a close, the residence staff felt it was time for a change. They adopted a philosophy of stopping things before they become a major problem. One way they went about this was stricter enforcement of school policy'beginning on the first day of classes. According to an Resident Advisor at the complex, there have been. more write-ups this year than all of last year. The intention is not to drive the fun out of college, but the RA's job is to enforce the rules. It is our opinion that keeping the residence halls completely dry of ·alcohol would be impossible. The theory is to push the problem far enough \:!-,.nderground that the RA's don't hear it or see it. In a way, the· strict enforcement of the regulations will, hopefully, teach students responsible drinking habits.

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by Jodi L. Hytrek Mary Mcconnaughey, former PSC student, recently brought home the gold from the Good Will Games in Russia. After eight matches, she was declared the champion in the ann wrestling competition at the games. This was the first year the sport of ann wrestling was invited to the Good Will Games. It was considered a demonstration sport this first year. McConnaughey is very proud of her accomplishment and the accomplishment of the entire Team USA who won 12 of the 15 medals in the arm wrestling competition. Because of the inclusion of the sport in the Good Will Games, Mcconnaughey is hoping there is a chance the sport can be considered a demonstration sport in the 1996 ' Olympics. Mcconnaughey began arm wrestling 11 years ago when a friend of hers paid the entry fee into a competition,and she won. At the time she was playing softball and began arm wrestling at the same time. Mary said that this brought a lot of pain to her because of the different type of muscles needed for each sport. ''In softball your muscles are much longer, but in arm wrestling we try to keep all the muscles really tight. I found out I couldn't do both." In the beginning, McConnaughey

present at the hospital. 'Their medi- four sessions." She said that if you you can attend her sessicms. She decided to compete seriously in the cine is 50 years behind. They don't are interested and would like to meets every Tuesday from 5 p.m. to sport for two years. She has now even have the equipment to take have t!ie opportunity to get into the 7 p.m. at "Raffles," a sports bar on been competillg on the national level vitals during surgery.'' Before the sport, compete in competitions and 72nd and Harrison in Omaha, or for nine years and will continue to games began, however, some possibly travel to other countries · you may call her at 592-9315. compete until at least 1996 when American doctors decided to do- for natiorial and world competitions, she hopes to have the opportunity to nate their time and .equipment to go to the Olympics. Before she was invited to the Good help out during the games. 1be man Will Games, Mary had two goals to was actually treated by an Amerifulfill: to win the World's Title she can doctor. Mary's proudest moment was the took home second place last year, and to get arm wrestling into the · closing ceremonies. "They were Olympics. 'The Good Will Games very grand. Five hundred kids wasn't even on the wish list. We walked in carrying balloons and were surprised and very excited to flags." Team USA decided nofto get the invitation and the opportu- chant U-S-A while they walked ip. out of respect for their hosts, but nity to compete." McO:mnaughey said that Team were overwhelmed when they USA was very humbled by. the Rus- passed and most of the audience sians and all that they gave the team. stood and began chanting U-S-A The country is very poor, according for them. Because of the response Team to Mary, "the average person only makes $:30 a month." She also said USA received at the Good Will that she realized how spoiled we are Gan1es, Mary has a "glimmer of in the United States and she now hope" of the opportunity for arm has a better understanding ~f why wrestling to be considered a dem~ so many people want to come to the onstration sport at the .1996 OlymStates to live. "I pay a lot more pics. She will need to stay active in attention to what I throw away now." the sport until that time in order to She mentioned a .scary moment get an invitation to the Olympics that happened during the trip. One should that come about. Because of her rocky start in arm of their athletes be~e seriously dehydrated and passed out .at the wrestlingin learrifug the basic tech- z games. Being a charter member of niques, Mary sponsors practice sesthe Peru Rescue Squad, Mary knew sions every week in the metro area. what to do to help the man. When "It took me three years to learn the MARY McCONNAUGHEY, RIGHT, shakes the winner's hand at the she got to the hospital she was sur- basics and I learned the hard way. I World Arm Wrestling Championship last year. Mcconnaughey took home second place. prised to see the lack of C!luipment ·::au teach someone. the basics in

Britt tries something new by Amy Bremers

of Peru before," Britt said. "But Jo, who already had a year of school, Meet Ron Britt. At 29, he is the had a friend come out here in the fall oldest player on the Peru State Bob- of (19)91, so we go." cats football team. Britt's first year here, he played This year is Britt's third at PSC. A intramural football. His friends from sophomore history major, Britt his team told him he should try out played football for the Bobcats last for the football team. "I talked to year as well as this. Coach Meadows, and he said it He graduated from Diagonal Com- would be okay if I went out for munity High School in Diagonal, spring ball. My friends talked me IA, a tiny tOwn about two and a half into trying out, and I made the team," hours away in which the high school . Britt said. is comprised of only 60 students "My high school didn't have a between seventh and twelfth grades. football team. I went out for basketAfter graduation, Britt worked vari- .ball, and lettered, and lettered in ous jobs for three years, then got a track, but as far as (football) goes, job in Mount Ayr, 1'\., running a rd never even been to areal footmolding machine for the General ball game before I came to Peni. rd Motors company. He wo*ed for , never put on pads, never done anyGM for six years, then, as six of the · thing like that. company's nine factories closed "I was completely raw. Football is down, decided, as he said, "It would · harder than I thought. It's more be a good idea to get an education." ·involved than what spectators see. Britt is married, and has been for.. There's the huddles; the players' three years this month. His wife, Jo, . meetings; you learn more being inDEFENSIVE BACK RON BRITT #31 smiles as he works in the PSC is a senior wildlife ecology major at volved." mai.1 room . in the Administration Buildin~. Britt, 29, played football for ·]'.>SC. They met during high school Britt stated that this season will the Bobcats. last year and is playing again this season. -photo by Sean while at a party and married before . probably be his last He. said, "I M1:Laughlin moving to Peru. "We never heard · promised Jo I would play for

two years. Between school and football, we don't get to spend a lot of time together.... Also, my knees are starting to hurt, and I hurt my ankle playing intramurals, so that's kind of hard on me." For fun, both Ron and Jo Britt like to play paintball and travel. Over the summer, the two drove to Minnesota and rode bikes on 40 mile long trails. They've also been to Rorida, Colorado and New Orleans, Louisiana. When Britt graduates, he hopes to use his history degree to teach, and he also wants to coach football. Britt srud, "I like Nebraska; I'd like to teach here, but I'd go anywhere." Britt suggests to anyone who always wanted to try a sport but never had the opportunity to before to talk with a coach, to get in shape and to ''.just give it a try. One of the regrets I always had," Britt stated; "was thatI didn't ge~ to play (football). 1 wanted that experie1ice. If anyone else wants some kind of experience like that, try!"

Live in Peru? Need something to do?

by Am}1 Bremers

Well. summer is over, and students are finally getting into the swing of school life and activities. Wait a minute, back up there. Who said activities? What activities? Aside from drinking, partying and all those other things that parents, preachers and pets would hate to hear about you doing, what is there to do around.Peru? As many students who have attended PSC for over a year will tdl you, .often you do have to look for fun and inexpensive activities, but if you have even a somewhat creative mind, the looking doesn~t last too long~ PSC's Carnplis Activities Board (CAB) plans many fun and free events throughout the school year. Amy Bausch, a junior special education I elementary education major and member of CAB, said, "CAB arranges . organized, fun, social activities · for the campus." Tad Deja, .a senior mathematics major and CAB member said that these activities range from "dances, to movies, to comedians and other forms of campus entertainment." Dances are almost always held in the Student Center, and "movies are always advertised for the time, date and location," Deja added. CAB also puts together Spirit Week the week of Homecoming. Bausch stated, "Spirit Week has a lot of fim stuff going on." CAB meets every Tuesday

evening at 5:30. Anyon.e is welcome to attend and suggest ideas for campus activities. Now let's get off campus. What else can students do around here? Jeremy Shutts, a senior elementary education major, suggested going "to the Outback in Maryville, MO.on Wednesday nights. It's a good place to dance." Another idea he had was "going shopping for groceries in Nebraska City or Auburn with some of your friends. That's something to do." Felicia Criner, senior elementary education major, said,

is a good way to save money. You don't have to pay anything, and you can play for hours." Ed Decker, owner of Decker's Food Center, said that he knows people who fish down at the Missouri River for something to do. He also said (although·you need transportation for this), · · "There's always Indian Cave State Park. It has hiking (trails) and other things you can do there." Clint Beaver, a senior wildlife ecology major, recalled that during freshman year, "Dinner was always a social event. We'd

"Paintball is a good way to get back at· your friends, and you can legally shoot people. 11 -Paul Czapla, senior computer science major "Road tripping is always fun. Going out to eat and shopping in Iinooln or Omaha is a fun way to spend a night." "And when you're really bored;' Steve Kelsay, a sophomore electronics I robotics major, said, ')ou can just go driving along the back roads around Peru." Jiowever, as Shutts pointed out, "All this stuff sounds great if you have transportation, but what if you don't?" Curt Criner, a sophomore business major, said, "For fun, all my friends get together and play cards. We have pitch tournaments. It's fun, and all the cool kids are doing it. Ha Ha. Seriously though, (playing cards)

put three or four tables together, sit for an hour or so, and talk with all our friends. Now, most of my friends don't have meal plans since most of us live off campus." Deja said that when he was a ''freshman, he got involved in intramural coed flag football. "Because of my team, I met a lot · people who are good fnends of mine now: Students should get involved. in intramurals. Intramurals are a good way to stay in shape and stay out of trouble. Also, they don't cost anything." Beaver said that a great activity during the winter is sledding. "After it snows, we - my friends and I - borrow sled or get


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some big trash bags and sled down Gutbuster (Seventh Street between Washington and Nebraska). After an hour or so, when our feet get numb,_we head back home." Another interesting thing to do in the winter is make snow ice cream. Becky Malloy, ajunior speech I drama major, gave the recipe. "Be sure not to pick up the yellow snow. Go get some nice white snow; mix it with vanilla flavoring or chocolate syrup (or whatever else), sugar and a little salt in a bowl, and eat it." Have you ever heard of paintball? Paintball is a fun, competitive activity in which people are allowed to run around fields or trees wearing camouflage uniforms and shooting their peers. Not surprisingly, it is also very popular. Ron Britt, a sophomore history major, is an avid fan of the game. During the summer, Britt tries to play every weekend, and during the school year, he · tries to get a group together to play whenever possible. He rents out (paintball) guns and masks to people, and gives them 100 paintballs which can last a whole day long - all for somewhere between $15- $20. Sometimes a group drives to Plattsmouth to play, but usually paintball is played near the Boy Scouts' cabin in Pen1. Paul Czapla, a computer science major, has played paintball once before. "It's a lot


of fun being a weekend warrior," he said. "Paintball is a good way to get back at your friends, and you can legally shoot people." If you ever want to try paintball, find about 15 other people who also want to play, and give Ron Britt a call. It could be a very interesting and fun way to spend a whole afternoon. Many students.suggested renting a move, inviting a bunch of friends over, and simply hanging out. Felicia Criner stated, "Just go down to Decker's and rent a movie. It's cheap entertainment, and it's a great social event here." Cheryl Bartels, a junior business administration major, said, "My friends and I don't have to do anything. Just being around and hanging out with friends is enough." Bausch, her roommate, agreed. "And we don't even need to

drink.'' Do you need other ideas? Try visiting graves in the cemetery. Play ultimate frisbee in the football field late at night. Stay up all night and go out to breakfast in Rock Port at 4:00 a.m. Swing on the swing set in the Complex. Join a club. Take a picnic supper to one cif the many surrounding communities' parks. Go to an athletic event. Play tennis, swim, or work out at the AWAC. See what's happening downtown. Make up lyrics to a song. Watch .one of PSC's plays or recitals. Laugh so the whole campus can hear you. Go wild and crazy, just be safe and legal. Have fun Peru! There's plenty to do!

CAB sponsors comedian by Shanda Hahn

Jerry Seinfeld, Paula Poundstone and Roseanne Arnold as well as On Thursday, Sept. 22, 1994 at 8 appearing on "Evening at the p.m., Campus Activities Board Improv," "Comedy on the Road" (CAB) is sponsoring comediav . and "Entertainment Tonight." Chris "Crazy Legs" Fonseca in Crazy Legs has also volunteered honor of Appreciation of Special his talent to raise funds for various Abilities Week. charities such as the "Crested Butte "Crazy Legs" has had cerebral Physcially Challenged Ski Propalsy since_ birth: Fonseca sees gram." himself as "a funny guy who just Appreci!ltion of Special Abilities happens to have cerebral palsy." In · Week runs from Sept. 19-23. A addition to club and college apwide variety ofactivities is 9ffered pearance, he has opened shows for during this week.


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. ~rwo students earn scholarships awarded by Division of Business leadership to the college. A COUl• m\tcee from the division chaired by For two Peru business students. Harry Tabata,. instructor of busi.neir hard work and academic de- ness, looks at the applications and termination paid off this fall. Lori selects from these the ones that they Gerking and Jay Grotrian.• both of feel are the best. Staples also said that the scholarBrock, received Business Division Scholarships that are given out an- ships are given from money that the Business Division receives from nually in the fall. . donations collected mainly from the According to Linda Staples, secretary in the bu.siness office,. these faculty andstaff. From these donations money is set aside for these scholarships are given put to stuscholarships. Depending upon how dents after they apply in the spring. The criteria that the students must much money is received the divimeet is to be an upperdivision stu- sion decides how many scholarships are given and how much each dent who has demonstrated academic achievements and proven . scholarship will be.

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EACH YEAR THE DIVISION OF BUSINESS donates funds to the PSC Foundation to award two top business students. Pictured from left are faculty members Dr. Kermit Mowbray, Bob Lewellen and Carol Ruck; recipi~nts Lori Gerking aud Jay Grotian; and faculty members Russ Beldin, Harry Tabata and Dr. Bill Snyder. Scholarship winners are judged on academic achievement and leadership qualities a.nd are determined by a committee within the Business Division.·photo by Kent· PJ;opst

Where ney Eileen K. Uchytil The hectic rush oi· fee payment is over, and many are asking,"Where did the money go?" Some of the fees are easy to understand: tuition {raised this fall to $50.00 per credit hour), housing, food service - even money paid for non-existent parking space. There are other fees that aren't so easily understood. Dr. Steven Butler, vice-president for Student Affairs, offered the following,expla::mtions. Facilities Fee: pays off the bond issued when the Student Center was built and pays for on-going maintenance. Student Activity Fee: movies, danc,es, speakers and any other Campus Activity Board activity. Student Event Fee: free adinission to home athletic events, plays and musicals. Publication Fe~: The PSC Times and Yearbooks/Student Direttories. Health Care Fee: school nurse, physician, Family Planning Clinic, Well Child Clinic and Women, Inf ants and Children. Butler said that of the three state colleges in Nebraska, Peru has the lowest costs. · Wayne






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Dr. David Ainsworth by Tricia Kruse Dr. David Ainsworth steps into the position of Division Chair of Education and Psychology with the beginning of the 1994-95 school year Ainsworth arrived in Peru from Alva, OK to replace Dr. Jerrold Hanson, the former Chair of the Division of Education. Ainsworth, a former professor ot education from Northwe8tem Okla homa State University, earned hi8 Ph.D. in Elementary Ouriculum and Instruction from the University of Montana. His master of arts was achieved at Adams State College, and he completed his bachelor of arts at Kansas Wesleyan University. He .started teaching in the late 1960's in the elementary education field. He has since taught at Valley · City State University in North Dakota and at the University of Montana. Ainsworth has also taught college courses in the fields of elementary education, secondary education, psychology and special education. When asked about what interested him about PSC, he responded by saying he liked the small college atmosphere and the scenic areas. Presently Ainsworth wants to familiarize himself with the people and understand the system. His future goals include implementing a data base with all teacher education files, and he has plans to link an internet computer system with the·

Dr. Kelly Asmussen by Jenny Pasco A much needed postion has been filled in the Humanities Division. Dr. Kelly Asmussen is the newly appointed assistant professor of human services. Asmussen will be teaching a variety subjects: ·sociol ogy, social casework and criminill justice. With criminal justice he hopes to help develop a program that will make attainable a minor in this area. This minor would involve the interdisciplinary approach. Asmussen, recently having spent 14 years working at a prison, is eager once again to teach at the college level. Asmussen's time working at a prisoo..,as he explains it,· was spent helping inmates involved in therapy programs. Coming from a wide area of educational background and experience, he says he feels at ease in the cla'>sroom. His educational expe1iencc includes at least one year of teach-· ing elementary school, fifth and sixth grade, and a year of teaching at Kearney State before he began his career working at a prison. Asmussen' s coming to Peru also gives him the opportunity to still live in Lincoln. Originally from Ponca, NE, he feels he can easily adapt to the change and slower pace here at Peru. Also, he says he is an avid researcher and advocate for woman's empowerment. Most recently, he.

was a project coordinator for the Leadership _Identification Equiy Project, a three-day seminar for woman. The goal of the seminar was to empower women in devolping their skills for use in theiI place of employment. Also, his most recent research, an article dealing with guns and safety in the public schools ha8 been published. When asked what he hoped to accomplish while teaching here, Asmussen gave an eager reply. He said, "Get through the classes, and not feel as if I lectured, but established a line of commucation." He also hoped to initiate. a good rap.port with students and not be placed on .a plateau where he is unreachable by the students.

care experience. Estes said, "I was lucky enough to beat the May job rush." Her experience with the PSC admissions office is an asset because she is already familiar with campus functions and admissions requirements such as the student health questionnaife. Estes enjoyed the contact she had with faculty, staff and students while · working in the admissions office and counteracts some feelings of isolation by assisting with various campus committees and programs. She not only works on committees to set up counseling programs for AIDS awareness and alcohol awareness, but also teaches the College 100 section on sexually transmitted diseases. Estes is also implementing new programs on campus: wellness, fitness and weight reduction groups. One of her objectives is to have the health center serve more of the faculty and staff. Estes would like to impress upon students her strict adherence to confidentiality. As she said, 'The students arc away from home and should be treated as adults. We should earn their trust." Two work study students assist Estes at the reception desk. They Linda Estes are Chandra Meteer, a senior biology major,' and freshman John by Barbara Payne Meyer. Estes lives~in Auburn with her Linda Estes. former assistant in the PSC Admissions Office, is the husband, Mike, and their two chilnew director of Student Health Ser~ dren who attend Auburn High School, Jill and Matt. vices. Estes enrolled at PSC in 1990 to pursue a degree in business management. Her objective was to specialize in health care management and to combine the licensed practical nurse training she had received sixteen years prior with. the business management degree she will receive in May of 1995. When Estes heard that the PSC administration was looking for a . new director of Student Health Services, she approached the administration and emphasized her health Tara Kreklau

ATTENTION GRADUATES! If you have received a Perkins Loan and will graduate this fall, you MUST' notify the Staff Accountant by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 1994. Prior to graduation, students are REQUIRED to have an "exit interview". Two "group" sessions for the interview will be held during "Dead Week" (Tuesday, Dec. 6, at 11:30 a.m. and Wednesday, Dec. 7, at 12:00 noon) in The Bur Oak Room in the Student Center. Please contact Tina Weichel, Staff Accountant, in Room 101 of the Administration Building or call her at 872-2361, or 872-2211, for more information.

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Tara Kreklau by K. Brook Tara Kreklau is the new Head Women's Basketball Coach for PSC. She applied for the coaching opportunity, and along with it crune the position of academic advisor. She started her coaching career in 1984 at Munich High School in North Dakota She was the assistant volleyball coach for three years. The next two years she served as the head women's basketball coach. She also coached college basketball at St. Cloud State College in Minnesota. The PSC basketball team consists of 14 women: three seniors, four juniors, four sophmores and three freshmen. Practices started with weightlifting and conditioning on Aug. 29. The first game will be an exhibition game against a National Select team from Mexico on Saturday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. The season opening game will be held.on Saturday, Nov. 12 at.4:30 against Grandview, IA. "I think our team Will be very exciting to watch and support because these women have experienced alot of success and wish to remain at that level," says Kreklau. The other position she holds at PSC is that of Academic Advisor. This is her first year advising professionally, but Kreklau states that she has had past experience through advising her athletes. Kreklau works with students who have not yet declared a major. She helps with the selection of classes to help them determine their interests and to funnel them into· a major based on their academic choices. Kreklau has two offices on campus. One is located in T. J. Majors, Room 303, and the other is at A D. Majors, Room 225. When asked which Position she preferred, she stated basketball was her first choice, but both were of equal importance.

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MARA RUSSELL, A FRESHMAN athletic training major, works on one of the Macintosh LC 575's in the refurbished wri\ing lab in TJM 203. Russell is taking English 101.-photo by Doug Kerns

Trustees visit PSC by Jodi L. Hytrek The annual Board of Trustees of the Nebraska State Colleges meeting took place on campus Friday, Sept. 9 and Saturday, Sept. 10. Attending the meeting were Trustees Dr. Kathi Swanson of Alliance, Rick Kolkman of North Platte, Peter Oaussen of Omaha, Gerald Conway of Wayne, Wynn Nuckolls of Fairbury, Joe E. Lutjeharms of Lincoln and PSC' s student trustee, Jason Esser. As hosts, the P S C administration planned two.days of activities beginning al 1:00 p.m. on Friday with a strategic planning meeting on campus. Following the meeting, the trustees met with the Student

Senate in the newly remodeled Great Root!l in De!ze!l. The trustees were then taken on a tour of the rest of the renovations including the AW AC, T.J. Majors, and the Student Center. Friday. evening's activities concluded with a dinner on campus with regional leaders,· faculty and select students. Saturday's :igenda began at 8:00 a.m. with a breakfast at Dr. Bums' home followed by the executive session of the Board of Trustees meeting and the meeting 'itself. The day concluded with several trustees staying for the Bobcat football game. The trustees stayed at the Lied Conference Center in Nebraska City.

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There's a new and exciting place on the Peru campus this year. It's the new Apple computer lab! Not only are there 25 sparkling new Apples in the lab, but the design of the whole room is more comfortable and user friendly than before, according to Dr. Bill Clemente, assistant professor of English. Additionally, a scanner, two laser printers and an LCD overhead projector have been purchased for extensive classroom applications. The new computers are mainly Macintosh LC 575's, which have color screen displays, stereo speakers for operating multi-media programs on their internal CD-ROM drives and network capabilities tc permit E-mail and Internet functions. · Several of the previous computers in the Apple lab were damaged or broken from long use, which was partly why members of the administration felt)t necessary to purchase the modern equipment. However, many of the older machines were still worlcing and will be placed

in previously computer-free offices all over··campus. Although much of the research into buying the new systems was done by Oem.ente, Kevin Cosgrove, computer center manager, was personally responsible for building the network and doing all of the hardware tasks associated with installing a new computer laboratory. His willingness to perform these duties . saved the college several thousand dollars. Assistance for the project was also supplied by Dr. Dan Holtz, associate professor of English, Dr. Toney McCrann, associate professor of English, Dr. Mary Mokris, assistant professor of English, and the administration of PSC. One of the benefits to the new machines will be a much greater ease of operation. The LC 575's have a mouse attached to each com4puter with graphical user interfaces, which means that alinost every command would be a matter of "pointing" and "clicking" on the desired function. Explanations for each function are provided at the bottom of the screen. · The CD-ROM drives will eventu-

ally provide access to a limitless library of information. Use of two · main printers and a new lab design decreases confusion and waste of lab space. The primary advantage to laser printers is that they will print a much greater variety of type styles, with more clarity, and provide increased control over the appearance of each page. The best reason for using the new lab, according to Clemente, is the fact that students can translate skills they learn from these Macintoshes directly into offices and schools anywhere in the'nation, even into IBMcompatible environments with Windows-style technology. Furthermore, these computers can be upgraded within a few years to Power PC's, which are even faster than the 33-megahertz LC 575's, a much less expensive operation than replacing the computers entirely. Even so, advancing technologies may require the replacement of the new system in as little as five years if the college inte.nds to keep Peru students on par with the job matketplace.

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Daycare not just a babysitter by Priscilla Kleinjan "Peru Day Care is not just a babysitter," says Teresa Anderson, director of the facility. "It's a developmental center." The children who are enrolled here are referred to as "students," according ~ Anderson, because they have many learning activities to keep them busy. They go for walks in the park, explore nature and observe the different seasons. Circle Time is designed for show and tell, reading stories and singing songs. Structure Time is held for craftactivities, school papers and constructive learning. The day care has been open for approximately 12 years and not only serves the students and staff, but also the community as well. Along with Anderson, the day care staff includes Kelly McAdams, who is in charge of the Baby Room, ages si."5 weeks to 18 months, and Johnnie Huffman.who is in charge of the Toddler Room for children 18 months to three years of age. Other teachers include Rhonda Willey,

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Kori Konopka and Jenny Pasco. They oversee the Middle Room for three-year-olds and the Big Room for three to five year-olcls. It is a non-profit organization open\ Monday through Friday from 7 am. to 5:30 p.m. and is licensed through the State of Nebraska and the Department of Social Services. The cost for the program ranges from

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ing the results and recommending Morgan residents will also be exMorgan Hall residents have voted the change. This report was then pected to sign their weekend guests to change visitation hours to 9 a.m. presented to Dan Haugland, direc- in at the front desk, check them out to 12 a.m., Sunday through Thurs- tor of residence life, and Dr. Steven and re-sign them in when they reday, and to allow 24 hour visitation Butler, vice president for Student turn. The escort policy is still in effect. on Friday and Saturday. The previ- Affairs. ous visitation hours were from 11 A meeting was held to djscuss the All males must have female escorts a.m. to 12 a.m., Sunday through pros and cons of the new policy. at all times in Morgan Hall. It is no Thursday, and from 11 am. to 2 am. ' Final approval came Thursday, Sept. longer only fue resident assistants with the aufuority to write someone on Friday and Saturday. 1. This new policy, originally proThese changes will be a good test up. Anyone who cat~hes a ~uy posed by Melissa Snyder, Morgan of the residents' maturity according without an escort has that authonty. Hall president, Melissa ·Rippen, to Taylor and Haugland. "The They need only to get a formfrom vice president of student senate, change was precipitated by students their RA. This write-up is just as and Shanda Hahn, Morgan Hall RA, . . . Hopefully, the results of this valid as if Taylor or an RA had went into effect Thursday, Sept. 6. policy will lead to happier resi- written it up. This new policy is probationary When Julie Taylor, Morgan Hall dents and a more positive outlook resident director, first brought this on the building [Morgan Hall], the and will be changed back if probpolicy to the attention of the ad.min- school and the staff," said Hauglaud lems should occur. Moraan staff is proud to be ilie istration she believed, "We [MorAgain Taylor and Haugland state Hall residents] would be well that with this added privilege come pione:i.s of this movement. "Eythe semester before any results some added responsibilities. Mor- ervone has been talking about it would be seen." Seventy percent of gm.1 residents will need to look out M~rgan was the first to get it done," the hall had to vote on the visitation for each oilier a little more and said Shanda Hahn, Morgan RA. Phil Weldele, Delzell resident dipolicy, wiili a majority approval. make more educated, more mature Of ilie 110 iliat voted, 92 percent decisions regarding their choice of . rector, filed his report Sept 6, requesting the same change be made were in favor. guests. at Delzell. No decisions had been Taylor then wrote up a report statmade at the time of this writing.

KATE .WITEK, REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE for lieutenant governor, spoke during the first Candidate Forum at PSC. Her presentation was held on Wednesday, Sept 7 in the Live Oak Room in the Student Center.

PS forums to feature state, I cal candidates by Amy Hartgrave

Jene Spence, republican candidate for Governor. Are you curial.JS as to who to vote On Sept 19, 11 a.m. to 12 noon., for in the upcoming Nov. 8 elec- Patrick Combs, democratic candition? Do you have questions or con- date for ilie first congressional discerns you would like our political trict, will give his presentation. Sept. candidates to hear? Then the Peru 20, 1.2 noon to 1 p.m., Kim Robach, State Student Senate; Barb ilie democratic candidate for lieuLewellen, director of student pro- tenant governor, who is running grams; ·and Dr. Sara Crook, assis- with incumbent Governor Ben tant professor of social sciences, Nelson, will be present. are sponsoring just what you may A tentative schedule for other pobe.looking for. litical candidates is as follows. SepThis semester PSC Student Senate tember 21, 12 noon to 1 p.m,Gene will be sponsoring a series ofpoliti- Spence, Republican candidate for cal candidate forums which will be governor, is scheduled. On Oct. 4, held in the live Oak Room on cam- 12 noon to 1 p.m. Student.Senate is pus. The purpose of this series, ac- hoping to have the Peru City Coun~ cording to .Crook, is to inform PSC cil candidates attend. students, faculty and staff of politiFor more information, the followcal issues in ilie 1994 elections. ing Student Senate members may Another goal is to heighten the · be contacted: Scott Krichau, presiawareness of the policy makers and dent of Student Senate, Charles potential policy makers of PSC and Lanning and Melanie Barry. its contributions. Each forum will begin with a presentation froni the candidate speaking, with the floor ilien being open to discussion. This will give not only the political candidate time to present his/her information, but will 1002 St. -Auburn allow those in the audience to ask 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Sun.-Thur. questions and make comments. 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Fri. - Sat. The first event, held Sept. 7,featured Kate Witek, the Republican candidate for leutenant Governor. If Every Thurs.- $.59 Hardshell Tacos Ii I She is runnin~ on ilie ticket with 11 Evenr Sat..- "All vou can eat• $4.95 IJ

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tration 105. A recent survey "of liberal arts majors shows that students who use the help of professionals in their job search are more likely to find the job fuey want, and jobs found through fue career center typically pay more than those obtained through other sources. Currently, the Coop Ed/Career Services office is offering FREE <',opies of the nation's premier, custom-designed job-search publication, the "Job Choices" series of books published by ilie College Placement Council. More than 1.1 million copies of the books are used each year by students and alumni looking for jobs. Over 500 copies were distributed on the PSC cam~ ·pus. The first book in the series "Planning Job Choices: 19'J5" is the 'howto" guide to employment. Afticles explain every step of the job-search process, from choosing and planning a career to findjng a gtaduate



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Void left in drama department by Dan Ketelsen The drama program is pondering its future after the departure of long-time faculty member Dr. Royal Eckert, former professor of speech and theatre. Eckert had been involved with the program for the last 19 years. Together, Eckert and Dr. Charles Harper, professor of speech/drama, had built the program from .little into a program that puts on four major productions a year. But with the retirement of Eckert, a void was left to be filled. . According to Dr. David Edris, chairman of the Humanities

Division, a part-time position was exist, Dr. Smith said, "As of righ1 advertised. He stated that there now. input is being sought, and were very few applicants. The job directions are being explored." In was offered to two people, but regards to the program, Dr. Smith both declined. concluded, "Peru State College is Dr. Terry Smith, vice president committed to a quality theatrical of Academic' Affairs, said, program. At any liberal arts "Because of long-term declines of college such as Peru, drama is part enrollment, we didn't feel justified of the aesthetic experience." in replacing Dr. Eckert with a full. time position." According to Dr. A Peru Player New Faces producSmith there would have been tion of ''The Dining Room" by changes the drama department AR Gurney opens Sept 30. The even if Dr. Eckert would have play is student directed and deremained at 'Peru. ~gned, with an all freshman cast~ When asked about whether the drama department will cease to .




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Bobcats down two ranked teams Further scoring in the half was re~ down to start the season off with a roar. It came early in the fourth tarded by stiff defense by both teains quarter in the form of a TD pass until Bobcat DB Scott Weyers came from Shane Johnson to Zach down with an intet'Ception and scamSangster. A grasping the face mask pered in for PSC's second TD, makpenalty by the Tigers on the extra ing the score at half 14-3. After a scoreless yet adventurous point attempt brought the ball close enough for Coach Meadows to go third quarter, the Bobcat offense " for two. Powerful play and a surge showed their stripes early in the by the 'Hogs' of the PSC offensive fourth with a 23 yard TD run by line sent Anthony Lee into the end Anthony Lee, burying the Vikings zone and the Doane Tigers home in evendeeper,21-3. Missouri Valley answered with a touchdown of their defeat, 15 - 12. The Bobcats had no desire to re- own several minutes later, but lent after winning the first game of missed the extra point attempt. Finding themselves inside Bobcat the 1994 season, and brought the same fiery spirit to the game vs. the territory after the 'Cats went for it Missouri Valley Vikings on Sept. on fourth and.29, the Vikings pushed it in again for another 10. The game didn't start off at the touchdown. Attempting a two same rocket-pace of the previous point conversion to bring Saturday, perhaps because Mc- themselves within three, they ran Gooden was out with a wrist injury. into a still stout PSC defense and The 'Cats kicked off to the Vikings, were denied, making the score 21WIDE RECEIVER SUNNY LOFTON SKIES FOR A PASS between who after a long return had to settle 16. On the next PSC drive, Jamie coverage against Doane. The Bobcats went on to win the game.which was for a field goal due to the stone wall of the PSC defense. Nevertheless, Stinson helped to alleviate fears of played Sept. 3, by a score of 15-12.--photo by Doug Kerns a Viking comeback by tossing one the Bobcats were down 3 - 0. Our first offensive opportunity to Tom Farrell for 67 yards. T'Mee resulted in a punt, and the Vikings plays later Lee bounced off the left hoped to capitalize and increase their side for the final score of the day, lead. Their hopes were dashed and _giving PSC the win, 28-16. The next game for the Bobcats their fate rapidly turned as leading by Korey Reiman tackler Brandon Bender came down will be Saturday, Sept..17 against with an interception and went un- Dana in the Applejack Bowl in Jerry LeFever, previously an asThere will be a different look in touched for a PSC touchdown. Nebraska City. GO 'CATS! the athletic department at PSC this sistant coach for the Bobcat baseâ&#x20AC;˘ year with the changes in the base- ball team the past three years, was Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) 7pm Tuesday ball coaching staff and the addition reassigned to head baseball coach, of assignments for the athletic di- replacing Dan Johnson. With the Student Center Basement--non-athletes welcome!!!! change, Dan Johnson's duties as rector. ¡ athletic director will be increased. Dr. Robert Burns, president of the college, said that the expanded role for Dan Johnson a'l athletic director would not allow Johnson to remrun baseball coach. Bums stated that he was pleased to find a way that would give greater attention to the athletic director position. When asked what effect the change would have on the baseball team, Johnson stated that hopefully there would be no major change and the team would continue the great season they had last year. Johnson did state, " the one tiring that may affect the team is that there is no paid assitant unlike the previous years." LeFever will not be alone in his coaching duties, though. Previous baseball players Scott Kier, Scott Bullock and Mike Maroney, all seniors, will be helping out as student assistants this year, according to Johnson. When asked what effect the changes in staff would have overall on the athletic department, Johnson ,,said that it would allow him to do his job better as athletic director. Instead of trying to do two full time . jobs, baseball coach and athletic director, Johnson said he can now spend the time needed that his job as athletic director demands.

by Doug Kerns The Bobcats got the 1994 season off to a snarling start by defeating the Doane Tigers and the Missouri Valley Vikings on two consecutive Saturdays. The first kickoff of the season was fielded by Shane McGoode~ inside the Bobcats' end zone. Scanning the field with a calm eye, McGooden decided to take a risk and run the ball back. It proved to be a good decision;is Tiger tacklers fell by the wayside and McGooden rumbled all the way for a 'Cats touchdown. After a Tiger fwnble and a missed 44 yard field goal by PSC, Doane' s offense determinedly drove down the field for a Tiger TD. Stalwart special teams play for the Bobcats resulted in a blocked extra point attempt, however. Scoring was stalled by tough play by both defenses until another Tiger touchdown in the second quarter. Attempting a two-point conversion to put the Tigers up by seven proved futile in the face of the 'Cats unrelenting defense. The half ended with the Bobcats down 12-7. The second half proved more fruitful for the Bobcats, mairuy because of unflinching play by the 'Cats defense, which held Doane scoreless for the remrunder of the game. All PSC needed was one touch-

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1994 PERU STATE VOLLEYBALL TEAM: Front row (from left)- Kelly Ward, Amy Jo McKinney, Stacy Fitch, Tracy Cochran, Krista Hatfield, Mara Russell. Middle rqw- Jennifer Dowding, Raylene Walker, Kellie Vall inch, Shawna Challis, Becki Wetjen, Mary Sughroue, Julie Nykodym. Back row- Jaime Hahn, Renee Moss, Marcy Barber, Jill Parker, Misti Munson, Andrea Graff, Kristi Cummins. Not pictured: Leah Rathe. -photo by Vince Henzel

'93 volleyball team tough act to follow _by Chris Raabe Peru State volleyball doesn't just rebuild, they reload! The 1994 squad has a tough act to follow. They will be playing in the shadow of a 44-16 campaign and a berth in the National Tournament The Lady 'Cats return four starters, eight letter winners, and they have added a tremendous recruiting


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compete for a tourney berth again. Following a split of matches in a tournament on September 2nd and 3rd, the team returned home to play the Doane Tigers. Doane came in hoping to avenge their football team's loss on the gridiron, but left with their tails between their legs after a 3-1 defeat. Perri State took the first two games

15-5, 15-10. With an aggressive attack and tremendous blocking execution, the Cats looked to sweep, but service errors and serve reception posed a problem the entire· match, and was very evident in losing the third set 15-11. The Cats regrouped to take the fourth and final set 15-7 in front of the home crowd.

~intramural by April Czaplewski This year's intramural program will be bigger and better than ever according to Jerry Lefever, director of Intramurals. 'There will be many more activities this year, enough to keep everyone busy! " exclaims Lefever. In an attempt to accomodate everyone's interest, the intramural programmers have added a few new additions. Sports Trivia Night and Ricker Ball are a couple that are sure to add new excitement to PSC intramurals. According to many students on campus, Ricker Ball is already a mystery, Upon pondering what this game is exactly, Roger Cook, a senior wit}\ a P.E., health and coaching major, guesses it is either "glow-in-the-dark baseball"

The Peru State Bobcat football team is looking to improve on last year's record of3-7, and Head Football Coach Monte Meadows believes he has the team to do just that. Meadows believes most of last year's problems were caused by a lack of experience and of overall depth. That yvon't be a problem for the Bobcats this. year with 13 returning starters. There will be one position lacking experience this year, and that is quarterback. Meadows is a little concerned with a lack of college experience at that position because of the big step up from high sch<Jol to college. football. He also said, "There is no question on their (new quarterbacks') abilities, but the mental part can be difficult because of all the pressure." Meadows believes there is a long road ahead accompanied by an equally difficult schedule. "It's going to demand a lot out of our team," Meadows said. "I feel good if we play up to our potential."

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or "someone.dribbling a basketball down the court at night, flicking a Bic lighter." Kelly Ward, a junior with a secondary education major, believes it could be similiar to "hot potato." You can hold it for less than two seconds, then flick it to someone else," says Kelly. Dan LaRose, a senior with an elementary education major, presumes it could be a game in which you make :use of flicking your fingers somehow. 'Maybe marbles?" guesses Dan. Other students guess Ricker Ball to be "sponge ball" or co-ed football. · · Until the mystery is solved, more self-explanatory events will take place. For example, flag football registration took place

August 8-Sept. 9. Intramural aerobics will meet at 5 p.m. in the Old Gym on Monday , Tuesday and Thursday. You can register there. Lifters · and Joggers Club registered Sept. 9-14 and continues all. year. · Co-ed sand volleyball will register Sept. 12-20. Co-ed soccer will register Sept. 26-Qct. 3: The "Noon-Hour Basketball League" will meet everyday from 12-1 p.m. in the Wheeler Center. The bewildering question which has many stumped, ''\Vhat exactly is Flicker Ball?" remains w1answered. If you want to solve the mystery, sign up in October and join the fon!

Lunch Specials

The College Organization Fair will be held in the front hallway of theStudent Center on Tuesday, Sept. 27 from 11 :00 a.m.- 1:00. p.m.



~~~. Coaches urge academic acceleration Study...table required for some athletes perience for each student We want think I know to manage my time. I 'To study or not to study' is a to see them (athletes) accelerating don't think I need to go to a study question pondered by students ev- toward graduation," states Johnson. hall." According to many student athery day. Recently, PSC coaches Another transfer student athlete . letes, the study-table experience is stated, "I feel when I transfered and Athletic Director Dan Johnson have attemped to guide student seen as both negative and positive. from a University with a decent athletes into developing healthy Senior basketball player Iisa Brown GPA, I 've been around the block states, "I can see both points of once or twice. I know how to get study habits. Beginning this fall, all student ath- view. Study-table is good for the my studying done." letes are observed academically, and most part; however, when you come On the other hand, some transfer depending on class rank, grade point to college, you need to be indepen- students are grateful for the study~ average, and whether they are trans- dent and learn on your own. " table. Junior baseball player Bryan A freshman men's basketball Bott says, "Study-table makes me fer students or not, some athletes player says, "I like to go the day study. I do my work there because are required to attend study-table. Each study-table is held from 7 to before a te;st. Then, I feel like I am I have t9. I'm the kind of person 9 Monday through Thursday getting two things done at once. that if I stay home, I won't do it." for my Freshi:nen, transfer Number one: I'm states, "\Ve reali:z.e we students and those who have GPA's test, so I'm happy. Number two: won't make and below the standards set by tilefr I'm going to study-table, so my that's not our respective coach are usually re- coach is happy." · pursue an avenue where we can quired to come once or twice a Transfer students have a difficult help athletes academically. We week. time understanding what justifies want them to learn to budget their Johnson explains the !?-Ced for this the idea that they do not know how time." new requirement as "providing more to manage their time. For example, Some student athletes complain of an academic environment so that junior softball player Andrea Tee time is not spent destructi.vely ." The says, "I think it's okay for freshmen athletic administration desires to because it's their first year; but, See "STUDY-TABLE" create a "complete and positive. ex- after being in college two years, I on page nine.

by April Czaplewski

Band is back in town JAMI BOECK SEFFRON, the baton twirler for the 1994 PSC Marching Band, displays her talents during the band's halftime show at the Peru St.ateDoane College football game on Sept 3 at the Oak Bowl. For more information about the band, see the story on page 6.--photo by Doug


Spirit Week is filled with fun by Priscilla Kleinjan As you already know, homecoming is approaching quickly. Saturday Oct. 22 is the actual day of homecoming for PSC, but the week prior to this, Oct.17-21, is full of activities as well. This week is now known as Spirit Week. The original idea for Spirit Week came from Chris Raabe, Barb L.ewellen, the Week Planning Committee Campus Activi-

In the Sept. 16 issue of the Times, Chad Adkins' name was misspelled · in. the headline. We apologize to all town, sponsored by local patrons those who love and miss Chad, and by Tricia Kruse to all our readers. (after the parade). , PSC at Mardi Gras is the theme --Hall Of Fame induction, presented Also, the day care article quoted for this year's homecoming festiv- in the Oak Bowl at 12:-+0p.m. prices ranging between $1.55-$2.00. ities on Oct. 22. --Kickoff of the football Qame vs. The actual prices are from S 1.30The 73rd annual homecoming day Teikyo-\YestJ.mrr at 1 p.n1. is expected to have a tremendous --Perfonnance of the Band-0-Rama 52. 00. The Times apologizes for tile error. turnout The parade begins at 10:30. at halftime. Gish prizes will be presented to the --199.+ Honh:Cc~m1 ng ,1ueen :mJ top three places in tile best float king CIOWIK'ci :H h:l.lfume category and tile best decorated Ye- --Open Hotbc: tc•r l1'c hide ~'>T,MvA...... tl1e rt:nc1 van . .111 ~ With 60 entiies las! PSC

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MyL-0-V-E Untitled by Eileen Uchytil I see you beneath the moon in June I swoon. My heart starts to pound A~ I l'!Y on the ground--Is it love Or just blocked arteries?

"L" is for the lovely way you look in the morning light "0" is for the oh so sweet lips I love to kiss at night "V" is for the various others that you forsake. "E" is for the every move you make. My Love.. . My Love .. . My Love .. .

Rape can happen· to you! by Dr. Steven Butler vice president of·Student Affairs Rape is the violent "physiCal assattlt by one person against another with the sexual organ, cau8ing both physiCal and emotional trauma; it is not a sexual act. One out of every six college women is subjected to rape or attempted rape. Peru State is not immune from such heinous crimes. There are two types of rape: stranger rape and acquaintance rape. Most rapes on college campuses are by persons the victims know and trust, acquaintances. Acquaintance rape is just as serious, just as much a crime, as stranger rape. Acquaintance rape may start in a seemingly harmless date or by being alone· with a "friend" in an isolated place. It often involves alcohol use by the victim and/or the assailant. Alcohol intoxication on the part of the victim dulls senses and instincts. Alcohol on the part of the male

"no" with conviction; do not give assailant lessens inhibition and gives mixed messages to male acquaina false sense of machismo. tances. Males must understand that The male rapist has low self-es- no m~ no, and that at any point in teem arid poor self-image; his man- a relationship either person can stop hood is in question, and he forces the action by saying no. It is never · someone to sexually submit to prove okay to use force. Improved comhis manhood. Of course, the oppo- · munication between men and site is true; the act of rape only women is the best way to lessen the proves that in fact the male is inca- chances of acquaintance rape. pable of caring for another person PSC has policies that prohibit and developing a mature sexual re- sexual harassment and assault. For lationship. The trauma for the vic- assistance you should contact the tim may last a life time; there may Student Affairs Office in the Adbe emotional trauma: guilt, physi- ministration Building (872-2213). cal pain and even death-not only If you are assaulted, you ehould fi:om the attack but from sexually contact the authorities immediately. transmitted disease and AIDS. ·The They will assist you counselthreat of being raped again is al- ing, medical examination and/or ways present. legal protections. Confidentiality Every :?tudent must take respon'>i- and concern for the victims.' wellbility for his/her own personal being are paramount. If you are on safety. Always use your senses and campus, contact you Hall Director avoid situations that are question- or dial 9-911; if off-campus call the able. Keep car and room doors Sheriff at 911. You can contact the locked at all times. Don't walk Domestic Abuse/Sexual Assault alone at night. Women must make Crisis Line by dialing 1-800-456all their sigllals consistent and say 5764.


Students ponder death penalty· by Genelle Czirr With the recent execution of Harold "Walking Willie" Otey; and with many others on death

Greg Bentz, psychology, "I think it's morally wrong. I don't think it does what people think it does. I don't~ it.'s effective. People aren't going to quit dollfg things because of · the

row, the question of the effectiveness of capital punishment is raised. Is it a question of morals? Is capital punishment inhumane? Is death

too extreme for the c1ime.s. committee!? Here's what some PSC students and staff bad to say: Dan Haugland, director of

Hillard Bryant, physical education, "The de~th penalty shouldn't he established unless you have proven facts of the Crime


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New Van Damme movie excellent one to go see Mia Sarah, who plays Van Damme's wife, was a pleasant surprise. Usually type cast in Get ready Jean-Claude Van wimpy roles, Sarah was Damme fans, you are in for a impressive as a tough survivor. treat! Van Damme's new movie, Her physical prowess is a ''Time Cop," has all the aspect~ reminder of Linda Hamilton's of a great Van Damµie flick tough character in "Terminator blood, bone-:breaking battles, and 2." I was very impressed with breathlessness, - but this one her actions. also has a plot. · With all the action and suspense The story delves into the world of this movie, I found one thing of time travel, the interesting. good and bad Many of the aspects. The action scenes technology is were not as there, but the bad graphic as I guys are amusedto. A beginning to use lot of the it to change the " b o n efuture for their b re akin g own material gain. T h e - - - - - - - - - - - - battle" scenes were shot in government sets up an such a way that it left some of the enforcement agency, the Time action up to your imagination. Enforcement Commission, to You knew he was breaking a bring all the bad guys back and bone, but you weren't exactly stop them from changing the sure which one. future. I love Van Damme movies, and Van Damme is the baddest cop this one is the best I've seen. If in the Enforcement Commission, you want some action, but also Max Walker, who is detennined like a plot that even lets you use to bring down the head bad guy your a little, this one is for played by Ron Silver. Silver is you. Also, if you tend to like well your typical bad guy with a huge built men doing split<> on counters, attitude and even see it here. I was told a ""'u'-u."" it all and friends that this movie after Van and sets out to "Dou bk his men he " I guess fH have to go can. times he rent that one with his fists and feet

by Jodi L. Hytrek

Flaugh, business accounting : "I feel that people: who commit , criminal acts.sucll AS m:urde1\ etc., should pay f()r tQkil)g a life by · bal'ittg theirs t,aken." . ,. · man~ement/

housingJ "rm in favor of capital r•misbment ...butJ didn't like the way the proponents acted at Otey's execution. That was ridiculous."·

Jamol Harris, undeclared, "I think that the death penalty shouldn't he upheld until you make the criminal look foolish."

Jennifer Hurt, elementary ed./ 5pecial ed. "Whatever the criminal does, that's what should he done to him/her." ·

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Special Abilities Comic a hit by Amy


sidered becoming a teacher, but next night the people will just stare because of his speech problems at you with a blank look." On Sept 22, 1994, PSC's Campus Forsenca stated that perhaps his decided this was not the best road tc Activities Board (CAB) sponsored travel. He began studying journal- most f1'lvopte thiD;g about being a the comedian Oi.iis Forsenca known comedian is the enjoyment he gams · ism in college and,while doing this, bv his stage name of "Crazy Legs." from seeing people laugh, and This eve~t was held in honor of started entering talent shows 'just knowing that "some stupid thought Special Abilities. Week. "Crazy for fun." Soon enough, though, this I came up with in the car in the Legs," who has had cerebral palsy began to launch his career as a co- middle of nowhere will make other since birth, has opened shows for median, which he has been doing to people laugh, i:oo." people such as Roseanne Arnold this day. Out of the comedians today, Forsenca does not let his special Forsenca mentioned tha:t perhaps and Paula Poundstone. In an interview conducted with abilities interfere with his career as some of the people who inspire hiir ·Forsenca after his show he explained a comedian. In fact, he. uses them to most artt Steven Wright and Robin how he was given "Crazy make hi!? audience laugh. After Williams. "They are people who Leos" and let us know what it is like a while the audience forgets that just do whatever they do, and no to a comedian. forsenca' s young Crazy Legs even has a handicap. matter how bizarre they are, they And he know~ how to make an nephew used to make fun of his still make it work." inability to walk nonnally and chris- audience laugh! Forsenca says he If you saw Crazy Leg's show, then tened him with the name "Craz) has the typical jokes he uses for many of the others who Legs" as a joke. As Crazy Legs each show, relying on a general skit attended, will probably never look stated in the interview ,"I kind of got each time but,as he states, "Each at a bag of Cheetos the same way the last laugh, though, because it's show is different. You certainly again. If you were one those who making me m 00ey as a stage name!" can't talk about Auburn, Nebraska happened to miss this event, then Forsenca, who has been in show when you' re in Colorado! You also make sure to tum on that television "CRAZY LEGS" FORSENCA and Amy Hartgrave sit chatting prior to business for the past"eight years•. never know how the audience is on November 28. Crazy Legs will Forsenca's performance in the Student Center in honor of Special Abilities ')riginally had several different oc- going to react. The same joke might be airing the PBS special "Look Week. On November 28, he will be airing the PBS special "Look Who's cupational plans. He had first con- kill an audience one night, and the \Vl10' s Laughing." Laughing."-photo by Doug Kerns


Biology interns have exciting summers by Robin Payton ditionally, each of the three acquired Jo Britt, senior wildlife ecology years. job-site mentors. May menrioned May, too, had to live with several major, Julie May, junior wildlif~

BIOLOGY STUDENTS PARTICIPATING in summer internships include Julie Ma,y, Carrie Winn and Jo Britt. These students gained work experience, knowledge and friends from their summe·r jobs,-photo by Robin Payton

"SPIRIT WEEK" from page one. ;.rroup with the most points coP 1 .h·d during the Homecoming h>< :!J:1H Grune on Oct. 22. '!Le :omplex 1alls, Delzell and \1 :;:.;ri and a category called ,. ·.. 1 ·· wbich is designated espe. 'or non-traditional students '!!lH11te ·s will be awarded ,··inn for having 20 •.ff 11''''··..: people in the contests. 1 1. "•.. :;•tcrested in the "other" cat. ' 1\ill have an infonn.ational rncc\~ng on Oct. 10, at 12 p.m. in the :;tudcnt center's Emery Oak Room. Rules on point systems and the agenda for cnntests will be handed 11 1 !h:

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Some of the contests that are scheduled are a Belch contest, a Shopping Cart Decorating Contest, a Shopping Cart Relay Race, a Spring Dash and an Obstacle Course Race. Other contests include a Hour Bowl Bubble Gum Blow, a Kazoo contest, a Hog Calling contest and a Bib Judging contest. The Spirit Week Committee will also have a Count the Jellybean contest and a Hall Decorating contest. On Wednes:.. day, Oct 19, they will also have free popcorn in the Student Center. Points will be awarded for Blue and \Vlrite Day on Oct. 18, the Pep Rally and the Homecoming Parade.

management major, and Carrie Winn, post-graduate biol0gy major, are three Peru students who accepted biology internships this past summer. Britt worked as a researcher at Creighton University in Omaha doing behavioral research on the mating choices of female Polynesian field crickets. May's research for the University of Virginia invol.v~d studying the foraging behaviors of the Carolina chickadee. Searching forested lands for neotropical migratory birds such as· the hooded warbler was Winn's duty for the University of Montana. Of the three experiences, Britt's work with crickets may have been the least physically demanding, but the most mentally challenging. Statistics, computer knowledge and the ability to write a technical paper were primary requirements forthe work she performed. A strong background in zoology was also helpful to her. May was required to use ,statistics, zoology and computer skills in her work as well, but Winn's job was primarily hard labor in hot weaUier with lots of insects. The most difficult part of her summer experience, according to Winn, was not the heat and bugs. She found it most difficult to stay with six other people in one house after having lived on her own for several

other researchers. She was housed an advisor in her program named in quarters that had been histori- Dr. Connor, Winn worked with Dr. cally allotted to slaves. May agreed Ping, an expert on bird behavior, that the adjustment was difficult; and Britt was impressed by Dr. however, that problem was over- Charles ·Baube, the director of her . shadowed by the mild concussion research project. Although May has a strong desire she received when a tree fell on her! All three students insist that the lo work in the field of ornithology, value of their work more than made she feels that related employment is ·up for any difficulties. According difficult to find, and she may have to Winn, "Everyone should work to settle for a more general environoutdoors eight hours a day for at mental position once she begins her least one month because you ~earq. career. Britt, also, wants to work a lot about nature and a lot abcut toward a better enviromnent. Winn is strongly considering opportuniyourself." Although the interns were respon- ties in education, but would enjoy sible for acquiring their own posi- forestry as well. When asked for advice to fellow tions, they did receive initial assisstudents who might desire an intance from Dr. Larry Pappas, professor of biology, and Dr. Thoma.S ternship, everyone agreed with Fred, Klubertanz, assistant professor of the skeleton, who said, "Don't wait biology, through the writing of let- too long to begin applying!" ters and verbal encouragement. Ad-

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cKercher receives award by Jodi l. Hytrek Lyle McKercher, fomiei:PSC math off of an old farmhouse. Some of community, and the Perµ Historical Society has an annual barbecue to instructor, recently received recog- the detailed ginger-breading of the help raise. money. nition from the Peru Historical porch and the posts came from an The work on the museum started Foundation for his leadership, dedi- actual home in Peru that was being cation and long service to the foun- tom down. McKercher salvaged in t11e'Iate 1980's and will continue, dation. The award was given on the what he could and built the stage as money permits, until the entire. project is finished. , heels of McKercher' s retirement using some of the material. . The museum is planning to be from the Board. McKercher's son Rob painted the McKercher, along with past and stage to complete the look of an old open homecoming with displays put . present PSC faculty and staff mem- f ~ous~. He is an accomplished together by Bob Lewellen, and will bers Jack Hamilton Leland scemc aiilst and made the porch possibly be opening on Sundays in Sher~ood, Bob Lewelien, Paul "have the feel of the olden times. the winter months. McKercher retired five years ago Kruse, Bill Snyder and Mary Ruth ~e f arm~ouse ha~ a door and a from teaching math courses at Peru Wilson, joined with community wmdow that look hk~ they could members of Peru to rebuild .the open, but are only painted on the for 31 yeats~ McKercher stated, . downtown museum several years wall. The stage will be ttsed for "When I first came to Peru, I was ago. Tiie museum needed several speakers, children's programs or the math department. I taught 16 math, courses . over a two year · • improvements in its structure. Ac- displays. cording to MeKercher, the building McKercher stressed that he had period." By the time he left Peru he Was once a garage and then a tremendous help from the town's concentrated his efforts on teaching: laundromat. The roof had to be people and the volunteers from the statistics arid mathematics. He rebuilt along with some Of the walls, college. He st;tted that the museum state<fthathefovedteaching,buthe · ·· · · and they put in new doors and win- work would not have come this far . also loved retirement. Also retiring from the board and NEBRASKA LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR KIM. ROBAK made an <lows. without their help. All of the help is McKercher and Hamilton built a voluntary· except for the:f~w jobs receiving recognition wa:s Jack ··ap~;µ;~w~e at PSC on Tuesday, Sept 20 as part of th~ f~~·.§fa~e.nt Senate's '"Polit! series. ~o~ak is a. ~andidate for thtt,~~i.~i<?.~ it; t.he Nov. StaKe on the back wall of the mu-.. ,that were contracted out The money Longfellow of Pein. ··efe<;~Q!J...<?.Q. the Democratic ticket with Gov. Ben NelSO,!J:·.. -~he.~poke to and seum. The stage resembles a porch for the materials is donated by the

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PSC band marches again by Korey . The Peru S:tateJnarching band has taken to the field once again. The new bapd instructor, Cheryl

Fryer, said the band has already performed at three of the football games. Along "!ith the marching band, the flag squad and twirler perform to complete the show.

There are 35 members in the marching band, eight flag squad members and one twirler who will perform at five football games, two parades, and one bonfire pep rally.

The perfonnances are usually three or four songs long and last eight to IO minutes. The band practices around four and a half hours per week on their performance along with the flag squad which also puts in extra time on its own to perfect the performance. Fryer stated that it does take some students more time to catch on than others because many of the band students are from rural schools which do not have marching bands, so this is something new to the students. Fryer is not totally alone in keeping .everything going smoothly. Section leaders Olen Briggs, Spencer Duncan, T.J. Boller, Jamie Brownfield and Sara Anton; drum major Kristin Sandstede; flag corps captain Audra Williams, and twirler Jami Boeck Seffron provide help and leadership for the band.

Fryer states that so far the feedback from the community and audience has been overwhelmingly positive. Fryer says, 'The feedback has been tremendous with encouraging words and compliments." Olen Briggs, a junior music education major, also states that alumni have told him how happy they were to see the marching band back. Fryer also expresses how very proud she is in all the members of the team who have put in the long hours and hard work. She goes on to say that working with the group has been fun; she states how great their atti~ tude has been as well as how much of an honor it has been to direct the group. Briggs echoes Fryers statements, saying that the attitude of the band is greatly improved because people are having more fun and enjoying the band, therefore, leading to a stronger group.

THE PSC MARCHING BAND STRUTS its stuff under the direction of Cheryl Fryer (front left) at the Bobcats' first home football· i~.iiie on Sept. 3 against Doane College. The band is set to play at five football games, two parades and one· pep~~~ly during fall semester.--photo by Doug Kerns .

by Jodi L. Hytrek

· . Six fill seats in Student Senate Become aware of alcoh.ol this mo nth Six new members have recently joined the Studeµt Senate due to by Tera Stutheit '

Toline discussed the topic of alcohol in the Burr Oak Room. On Monday and Tuesday night the movie "When a Man Loves a Woman," starring Meg Ryan and Andy Garcia, was shown. The main plot of this movie deals with an alcoholic mother and the effects on her and herfamily. When asked what it wanted to achieve by sponsoring the activities, CAB said that it wanted to remind students of their choices and responsibilities in dealing with al~

Not only does the montli of October bring about cool fall w~ther, pumpkins and the much needed Fall Break, but it is also Alcbhol Awareness month. Many activities, sponsored by CAB, took place this week as a part of Alcohol Awareness month. On Monday a table of infollllative pamphlets about alcohol was set up in the Student Center. On Tuesday afternoon guest speaker Hruce

vacancies created when four Senators didn't return this fall and freshman cohol as it affects themselves and class representatives were needed. others. They include Wes Graham, a sophomore from Peru, representing Oak Barb Lewellen, student programs Hill student housing; Heather Layson, a sophomore from Brock, repredirector, commented, "I don't re- senting commuter students; Kim Fey, a junior from Nebraska City, call ever hearing anyone saying 'I've representing Davidson-Palmer residence hall; Jim Endorf, ajunior from had a richer, fuller life because I Tobias, representing Clayburn-Mathews residence hall; Steve Jirsa, a drink or do drugs'." . freshman from Llnooln and Jennifer Niday, a freshman from Dunbar. President of CAB, Melissa Rippen, stated, "Alcohol is a major problem, on any college campus. Hopefully by getting this information out to The Misty Blues Show Choir will present their frrst performance Oct students, it could save their own 25-26 at PSC's annual Show Choir Festival. lives and possibly the lives of others."

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Tiffany Holmes, a freshman music major, was recently awarded the S. L. Clements Band Scholarship of $500 each semester for up to two years, She is the first recipient of this scholarship. To be selected for the scholarship, Holmes, who plays the flute, had to perform in a recital before a panel of area high school music teachers who served as judges.

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Lori Gerking, a senior accoilnting and business administration major, was recently named the winner of The Nebraska Society of Certified Public Accountants scholarship. The scholarship is for $500. Scholarship criteria included an interest in pursuing a career in public accowiting, academic ability and leadership skills in both campus life and the community.

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A very special exhibition of art by the late Henry Howard Bagg. fonne.r Peru State College art professor, is currently on display in the PSC Art Gallery, located in the Jindra Fine Arts Center. The exhibition will continue through Oct 25. There is no charge to view the display. It is open weekdays from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. only. The exhibit is provided through the Nebraska Humanities Council.

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PSC presents works of art by students, profes$i.Qnals works have been enjoyed in places as far away as Japan. T.J. Majors is one of the.many The PSC campus is filled with interesting artwork from well known places where you-'.can see a lot of artists and former PSC art students. former students' artwork These The Peru State College Art Gal~ pieces were purchased as permalery will be host for an art exhibit nent collections by PSC when the featuring the works of Henry building was renovated. The Fine Arts building also disHoward Bagg, a prominent early Nebraska artist, teacher and illus- plays work done by former art stutrator. This exhibit is meant to en- dents. The large sculpture on the courage people to consider "true main floor is an example. There are also works displayed in art" vs."making a living." Fonner PSC art students have their the library, Administration Buildartwork displayed in many differ- ing and the Student Center. · The PSC Art Center has one of the ent places throughout the campus. Many of these students have gone largest galleries on a college on to become fine artists,and their pus in Nebrask.a with 160 feet of wall space.

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Madrigal Singers prepare to perform THE PSC M.A.DRIGAL S~NGERS before they d?n their Renaissance garb, includes (front row from left) Marcy Eddinger, Brad ~alle, Schneider, Steve Kelsay, _Desiree H?ckett, Dunlap and Kamerori Hooker, and (back row from left) Steve!trsa, Cynthia Yates, Ray Topscher, Jennifer Baldwin, Kevm Topscher, Sara Bstandig and Dr. Thomas Ediger, director. Not pictured are Brandon Anderson and Brent Madsen.cphoto by Kent Propst



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October Thurs. 6 F.arthtones in the College sponsored the first Business Theatre at 8 p.m. · Information Day, which was an Mon. 10 Intramural Coed Soccer at Welcome to Peru State College, informative day for high school 5:30p.m. students to gain a better returning students and new. I Tues. 11 Varsity Volleyball game understapding of the business .would like to take this vs. Avila College and Neb. field. This year we are looking at opportunity to tell you about W esleyah at 5 and 7 p.m. Management Association. We a possible peer mentor program Wed. 12 IntramUral Punt, Pass and between the college and different are a group of business students Kick and Intramural Soccer at 5:30 who work together to create a businesses in the area. It's easy p.m. better understanding of the for everyone to get involved in Thurs. 13 Intramural Soccer at 5:30 business world after college. Our activities that happen on campus. p.m. Management Association group participates in and Fri. 14 Intramural Soccer at 5:30 sponsors several fun and meetings are held the first . educational activities throughout Thursday of the month at 11 :00 p.m. the school year. Last year our a.m. If you have any questions Sat. 15 varsity Volleyball game vs. club received third place in the please contact Mr. Lewellen in York College and MidlandLutheran . at 5 and 7 p.m. Homecoming parade. We the business division. Mon. 17 Intramural Coed Soccer at 5:30p.m. Tues. 18 Intramural Cool. Hag Footu!m@ ~®l?@~ @L?®® [?)®l?®c9J@ ball at 5:30 p.m. · Anyone,interested in joining the fun Wed.19 Intramural Coed Hag Foot-. at the homecoming parade... ball at 5:30 p.m. M_ANY WORKSOF ART are placed throughout BSC campus, including Thurs. 20 Intramural Coed Hag this. s~ulpture. on the main floor of the Jindra Fine· Arts Center. A special sign up your float by Football at 5:30 p.m. · exh1b1t featunng t!J~. yvorks of Henry Howard Bagg is currently showing in

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by Korey Reiman"··· The Peru State Band has a new leader this y~.~. £1.~J:YJ Fryer has joined the ranks of the Peru State faculty. Frye~; 1}V,ho~s a native ~f Michigan,has'tfavelfed to numerous places following her music ambition. Fryer rece1ved'hel'bachelor of music degre~ fro,ifi ~stem Michigan School of;Mli"Si~ ifud her masters in jazz studi~s:#:h\1'lliusic education from thel1Iliv~ity of Missouri in Kans~ C1tf 'tlbs is Fryer's first experiend~· th'ching college; previous~y spe, ~i!~ht at three high schools.. , .~


A graduate of North Dakota State Fryers will have numerous duties here at PSC: director of bands, in- in Fargo, Weldele will be the.assisstructor of music, te,acher of wood- tant coach for the women's basketwind studies and ensembles and ball team here at PSC. He brings instructor of a couple of other with him six years of experience in courses. coaching both men's and women's During the early-fall the band is baskethaH at various high school concentrating on the marching band . levels. According to Weldele, the but later will move to concert mu~ main difference between coaching sic. Fryer hopes to see an increase on the high school level iS that, "In ·in the size and'capabilities of the high school you're mostly teaching PSC band. Already the band has and the pressure to win isn't quite as tried many diverse-things, from an· . older approach with· the revival of .high." When asked about his ggties as the marching band to the pla)'ing of · Residence Director, Weldeleis very new contemporary music. ·· positive. "I have very good RAs, Fryer stated that she is very enand they've done a great jObmaking couraged by the positive feedback sure nothing has gotten out of hand," from the commtniity thus Xm::. ~cl Weldele said. As for dorm activithe enthusiasim that the band memties, he has planned a ping-pong bers 4ave shown. tourney, a time management seminar and pizza for UNL football games, among other things. Phil Weldele'" Aside from the inconvenience of a 20 piinute drive to Pizza Hut, W el<;lele. is to settle in by Travis "Wease!' . Peril. "I have movedJrom job to Shallenberger· . job in the last six years," he says, P~l Weldele will be this .year's ·"and I am looking forward to stayResidence Director at Delzell Hall, .... ing for as long as they ~ill replacinglong-time RD Ivan Wine- . keep me." . glass.

'NeW::,Eaces' shows up at PSC by Krys Leeds:


The PSC th~lre ,cJ:.epartment introduced thecollege~s new talent in the opening of t·herNew Faces production of A.. R:. Gurney' s "The Dining J{C>om" &t the Peru theatre Sept 30 - Oct 2. Some of Peru's ·ne·w talent includes freshn~(fn J~peech/drama education majors Anni~ Chromy and Russdl Cro~tffi,~ natural Tammie":!. Dodge, John

lighting, while David.. covered .sound. Aaron Wis.dam and Russell Crouch w ere responsible for props. Set construction was done .by Dr. Charles Harper, Hea_ther. Stutheit, Tanya Tea~er, Ryan Kuppelmeyer, Scott Doan, Travis Allgood, Chris Cook, Bridgette Burns, Neal Hu<ison, l\1'ike Gerhard, Annie Cllromy, Shawn Belvins, Dan Russell Sara McConnick.



Having an influence on students' lives is Dunnigan's main reason for choosing to study special education. She expresses a strong concern for her students, and comments that her goal in teaching' has always been to see her "students be successful." She is teaching Introduction to Special Education and Assessment in Special Education this semester. She will also co-sponsor CEC (Counsel for faceptional Children) Joy Dunnigan and be involved with ACES (Association for Challenged and Enabled by Tera Stutheit .Students.) She also works with the Associate professor of special State Legislature on a task force ed,ucation, Joy Dunnigan, says she, that deals with drunk driving laws. "feels very much at home" at PSC. She is currently completing her · Dunnigan taught special educa- · Ph.D. at the University of Netion at Brownell Elementary in braska-Lincoln. She received her Omaha for five years. She is at- masters in Special Education at tracted to.Pel1).,'s small campus and UNL and her bachelor degree from its "feeling of closeness." Doane College. Her main area of She says the transition from the specialization is behavior disorders. elementary level to th.e college level Dunnigan and her husband, who "felt very natural" to. her because coaches at Doane College, live in she has raised four children of her Hickman. She enjoys golf and "doown. She adds that the biggest dif- ing nothing," which she said she ference. b_etween teaching elemen- doesn't get to do very often. . tary studCJ1ts and ~liege students is Her office is located in T.J. Mathat behavior interruptions are not a jors room 211, and she is generally problem afthe college kv.el. on campus every day.


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·Weekend Club new fhis year by Dan Ketelsen A weekend alternative, called the Weekend Club, is being offered to Peru students iliis year. Club member Raven Neu s<tid that the club was organized because, "Out-of-state students wanted stuff to do on the weekend." Altb,ough out-of-state: students originally expressed the need for the club , any student is welcome to join. Neu also said, "We encourage faculty and staff to join also." Tue club has taken part in a couple actiyities so far this year. The club had a social ti1at took place the first weekend back to school. The club has also been to a :Peru football

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MEMBERS OF THE 1994-95 PSC CHEERLEADINGSQUAD are (front row from left) Angie Sellin, Val Richardson, Jennifer Hurt, Mikki Lytle, Debbie Maifeld ai:i.d Kim Bremseth, and (back row from left) Carrie Myers, Cara Marker, Tiffany Chisholm, Christa Myers and Jennifer Blake. The Bobcat mascot this year is Jason Werner.-photo by M.att Uher

Biology club holds first meeting Approximately 25 people attend by Joan Christen . The Biology Qub met on Sept 14, 1994, w.ith approximately 25 members and interested students present • along with sponsor Dr: Thomas Klubertanz, assistant professor of biology. The meeting was called to order by President Jo Britt. Tri;.:Beta inductees were recognized. An attendarice sheet was circulated. The first order of business was the election of new officers. The new

"STUDY-TABLE" from page one. that when they have to fit their time at the study- table into their schedules, they simply have no time left· to manage. Lisa Brown states that, · "I leave my room around 9:30 a.m. When I have study-table, I don't ·usually get back to my room until 9 p.m." A freshman men's basketball player states, "I see college life in a different light. It's busier. I'm flying everywhere. I barely have time to eat in between my activities· and study-table." Some student athletes find reason to remain optimistic. Andrea Tee says, "We only have to go until the first progress reports come out in October. !four grades are above the requirements, we no longer have to gc imately," says Johnson, "we '

officers are President Carrie Winn, Vice-President Jo Britt, Secretary Joan Christen and Treasurer Eric Finke. The treasury contain8 $208.51. Britt broached the topics of moneymakers, speakers and field trips. Some suggestions included a trip behind the scenes at the Lied Rainforest in Omaha, tours of wastewater treatment plants; the Eppley Institute and a bat exhibit in Lincoln on Oct. 15 and presentations by research. professors in

game. Future plans for the group are to attend the Renaissance Festival in Kansas City , MO and also to organize a day trip to a destination that is yetto be decided.. ·. Neu said that so far activities have been limited because of lack of funds and a lack of membership. The current project that the group is working on is selling shirts for Homecoming. Yol.l caii purchase a shirt for $12 during lunch in the cafeteria Monday through Friday. Right now there are a total of 12 members in the club. Any student, faculty or staff member interested in joining the club should contact Ben Smith or G.ary Taylor.

physiology from the University of Nebraska-Omaha. Also mentioned was the a00ual volleyball challenge. A committee consisting of Marlene Oaks, Marnie Argo, Robin Payton, and Jo Britt was delegated to come up with plans and ideas for activities. · Meetings will be.held on the first and third Wednesday of each month in Dr. Klubertanz's lab on the third floor of Hoyt at noon. Minutes of each meeting will be posted outside the lecture room on the same floor.

can tell them to go, but it's up to We can create the opportunity, but each student to make their choice. we cannot think for them."

The bad news is that prices have increased this semester at the Bob Inn. The good news, according to Rhonda Morrison, of Service Master food service, is that studen!s can offset those increases with a bit of intelligent planning. Coupon booklets are available at the counter for $21. These booklets contain a variety of coupon values, ranging from five cents to $1 which can be used to purchase food at the Bob Inn. Since the actual total value of the coupons is $25, the student who uses this method of payment can save $4 for each cou·pon booklet used. Morrison expects the booklets to be available for at least a few years and says that they can be used from one semester

to the next. Meal cards are also available. These cards contain 25 punches for various types of meals. Students can buy 25 breakfasts, 25 lunches, 25 dinners or pick 25 specific meals. The price of ea9f1breakfast is $2.25, each lunch is $3.50, and dinners are $4.25, for all yo\i can eat from the food service cafeteria.. A breakfastonly card would cost $56.25; lunches only would be $87.50 and 25 dinners would be $106.25. In addition to the <'')upon booklets and meal cards, Deb. \ Morris, cashier and cook at the Bob Inn, recommends buying dollar mugs which can be refilled, asking for tea refills which are a nickel less than the first cup, purchasing the daily special ·and joining the coffee club as ways to save money on a tight budget.




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OCTOBER 7, 1994

Many improvements _made ·in Delzell for 1994-95 year by Jesse Henderson Before the beginning of fall classes·, D0lzell, the men's dormitory, had work done on it and improvements made. Each room was equipped with not only new chairs but also new curtainS. The halls were repainted, and the tiles were replaced on the basement floor . • One of the larger improvements to DelzellHall was the refinishing of "'Fhe Great Room," a study room and meeting place for. the

students. The woodwork was · refinished, the room reprunted; the windows ):Teated and new furniture added to complete the room. The contributor of the money given for the improvements of Delzell hall was Jud Douglas, president of the Famiers Bank of Cook. Douglas lived in Delzell while taking summer classes at PSC in 1965. A total of $80,000 was put into Delzell, and residents of the hall will be able to enjoy thi~ gift for a long time.

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MEMBERS OF. THE STATEBOARD OF TRUSTEES PSC student leaders met in·the newly remodeled Great Room in Delzell I-Jail on Sept 9. From left to right are Jason Esser, PSC student trustee; Dr. Kathi. Swanson of Alliance, chair, Board of Trustees; Gerald Conway, tr:ustee from Wayne; PeterClaussen, trustee from Omaha and Scott Krichau PSC student senate president.-pltoto by Kent Propst ' · · ·· · '

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Change$, nlade in j)t\one serViOe b,y Amy Bremers Inc~ you haven't.noticed; a fow c~ges.

.DELZELL HALL RESIDENTS (from !~ft to right) Eckart Werther, Kevin Lee and Andy Zimmenn~ put a video game through its paces .in the refurbished · game room i_n thatdom:lltory.-photo bySeanMeLaughllit

Glemon revs updowntown· with new auto :busines.s by Dan Ketelsen There is a new place in Peru to get your automobile serviced. As of Aug. 22,Kent·Clemon, of 517 Fifth SL; has been running Peru Service, a service station located at the north end of the downtown business;clistrict. Clemon has been the area about .10 years 'and has been working as a part--tinle mechanic · for three years. He said the reason he opened the station was not entirely his choice. Clemon said that , "After three back operations and ah incident wh«re I was pinned under a piece of farm machinery, it was time for a change."Clemon added, "It's something that· I've always


· wanted to do for years. I just decided it was time." When asked about what services were offered at the station, Clemon replied, "I do oil changes, tire repair, tune-ups, fix breaks, and I also have used tires. If I have the tools and the knowledge, I'll fix it." Clemon also said thifwintet he will be available for jump starts. There are no plans in. the future to offer gas at the station, but Clemon did say that he hopes to get a tOw truck in the future. Since opening, Clemon said that he has been very busy. Peru Service is open Monday through Saturday 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., and Clemon said he is there on most Sundays. You can call Pern Service at 872-6215.

have. been made in telephone service the last few months. Most hnp0rtantly, when calling long ~stance, you now have to dial I + 402 + the number when calling within the402 area code. Accord~ ing to Plaine Catpenter, dire9tor of Cotporate Communications for Lincoln. Telephone, this change was made to accommodate the United States' populatipn growth and in..: crease in telecommuili:cations ser-. viees. . Carpenter stated, "There's been such a tremendous growth (in these area8) that the need for more telephone numbers, fax machine numbers and other services bas increased. We weren't running out of numbers in Nebraska, but other partc; 'of the country were."

A six month time frame exists in which all the states ne~ to change their phone service to include dialing local area codes, On.September 18, the Lincoln Telephone Company changed their's. Now,if y~:m forget to include the number 402 when calling long distance .within the 402 area code, a recorded message will remind you. Carpenter .said, "We really appreciate our customers' cooperation with this switch.~' · · Another c~ge LincolnTelephone made recently was not requiring students to pay depoSits for phone service. Carpenter said that the phone company is taking a look · at things <Old asking if things are really serving customers. "We want to be as easy to do busiitess with as possible. We found that requiring deposits in most cases wasn't necessary, and made us unfriendly company." Car;penter also said that Lincoln Telephone Is currently reviewing its hours of operati()n '""""' whether the company is open at convenient times for customers and· if other ways to reach the coll1pany when not open could be made. ·In addition to improving ways of · dOingbusiness, Iincoln Telephone is investing heavily in new ~echnol- • ogy such as fiber optics andintemet access service. . · . ·~:will he a series of changes over the course of the next few years;' Carpenter stated. "The chariges that have been made so far are part of an ongoing effort that we have to implement oui: 'putting customers first plan.' we' re taking a hard lookat how we do business and looking at ways to make us easier to do b'Usiness with."


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Chadron game results ii'.'fJOss by Jesse Henderson On Sept. 24, the Bobcats traveled to Alliance to play the Chadron State Eagles. It was a close battle in the first half with the Eagles leading theBobCats 19-13. JeffSchawang, senior running back said,"We were driving the ball well but sputtered in the red zone [ 20 yards and in]." Then, in the secondbalf, the.Eagles came out ready to play and pulled away from the Bobcats 38~ 13 to win the game. Head Coach Monte Meadows said,"It was a matter of not raising the level of intemity like Chadron did. While they were rais-

ing the intensity, we kept the same attitude and keptit in cruise; therefore, we couldn't stay with them." Alex Malcom, senior cornerback . for the Bobcats said,'The score Satm;<lay didn't sJio" well we played, and with the good practices· w.e' ve been having this week, we aie looking to put another notch in the win column." The Bobcats travelled to Hastings Qct: ·1 to play the Broncos. Brandon :Sender, senior linebacker said," Hastings is a good teani; we're going to have to play ~ith gOod intensity and tackle well." · Here are some of the Bobcat's statistical leaders: · ·

Scoring: . ·•Tf>'S ""PATl PAT2 PTS Anthony Lee .•4 ..'. ·' I 26 Tom FaJTel 2 12 Bon Khanthase1u,.. ".~." .9.. 9 Interceptions: · ·· Alex Malcom 4

Tackles: , IJA ASST TO'{ Branden Bender 23 •. , . 13. 46 Nick Maher 30 15 45 ''.Andrew Beckford 13 40


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Spring teams not lax in fall; work goes on by Chris Raabe

SOPHOMORE ANTHONY LEE carries the ball against Chadron State in the Iron Rail Bowl on Sept. 24 at Alliance. Lee, a sophomore from Newark, N.J., picked up 58 yards on 19 attempts in the 38-13 setback. ,The Bobcats.were successful in rushing the ball in the first half, gaining 128 yards on 21 tries, but held to minus 19 yards in the final two quarters combined.-photo by Vince Henzel

lntramurals flag football, etc. rolling along Intramurals are chugging along at a quick. pace this year as students become involved in all types of athl(ftic activities and events. Flag football excitement ,is in the air as the time of finals is just over, and the team "Gaines 3Peat," among others, had another excellent showing for the 1994 season. The members of the Lifters and Joggers Club are still heaving and huffing their way to an enjoyable '"semester. . The sand volleyball tournament

is nearing its conclusion as the last two teams, "Juana T-shirt" and "V -Crew" prepare to face off for the title on Sunday Oct. 9 at 6 p.m. Alway~~, a favorite, the Punt, Pass and Kick competition will be on October 12 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the field west of Larsen Hall. ~ So far this year, .Aerobics has had a great turnout, with up to 30 students participating. Soon, they hope to advance to step aerobics. Flicker Ball is still mystery, however... #

Even though the b(\seball and . softball seasons ?TC mop.ths away, the two 'squads are in full swing. The softball team is using their new field behind the baseball field. Tue field was built during the '94 spring season and was finished over the summer. The snow fence has .been replaced by a chain link fence around the entire park, and a new backstop 'has been installed. Most of the time of both squads is taken up by scrimmaging and conditioning. Near the end of fall practice, the baseball team plays its own version of the World Series, and will also take on the softball team in a game of fastpitch softball, a tradition at PSC.


WIDE RECIEVER CHRIS AUE turns upfield for yardage in the Applejack Bowl against Doane College in Nebraska City. The game was hard fought, but.the tenacious Bobcats pulled out a victory.--photo by Doug Kerns

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New softball field ready ·for use THE.NEW SOFTBALL FIELD is being used by the softball team for fall practice. The field, begun last semester and completed over the summer, has a new backstop and a new chain link fence. --photo by Sean McLaughlin

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by Chris Raabe Even though the Lady Bobcats have had to play through a tough schedule and some injuries, they have managed to compile a 14-8 record as of Sept. 26. However, six of Peru State's losses are to teams with national ranking. The list includes two setbacks to No. 1 Northwestern of Iowa, and one each to No. 7 Graceland (Iowa),¡ No. 12 St. Mary's (Texas), No. 20 Rockhurst (Missouri), and No. 23 Morehead State (Minnesota). The volleyball team is ranked 24th in the NAIA Top-25 after winning the championship of the PSC Fall Festival on Sept. 23 and 24. The


ST ACY FITq:I, LEFT, AND JILL PARKER attempt to block an attack during the PSC Fall Festival at the Wheeler Center on Sept 23-24. Through 21 matches, Parker led the team in total blocks (51) and average per game (1.34), while Fitch handed out a team-high 351 assists.--photo by Matt Uher


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Lady Bobcats defeated Baker (Kansas) 15-'.3, 15-9, 15-9 and needed only 53 minutes to pound Doane 15-2, 15-11, 15-3. Jill Parker had 15 kills and three blocks, and Tracy Cochran added eight kills and 11 digs in the Bobcat victory over Doane. Stacy Fitch, a redshirt freshman, handed out 58 assists in the two matches. All three were named to the all-tournament team by the head coaches. Parker was chosen most valuable player. Head Coach Jim Callender praised his team's serving in the tournament, which included 20 service aces in the two matches. Seniors Raylene Walker and Mary Sughroue

had strings of ten and nine points, respectively. For the season, co-captain Andrea Graff, leads the team in attacks (399), kills {143) and digs (195),and ' is second on the team in service ' aces (25). Graff and five others have seen action in everv match this year. Despite an ankl~ injury, Jill Parker heads the list in blocking and kills per game. In all, 15 Lady Bobcats have gotten into the 21 matches thus far. That is a tribute to the tremendous depth and young talent the club has this fall. The next home contest will be Oct. 11 against Avila and Nebraska Wesleyan.

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PSC football a hair-raising experience by Jodi L. Hytrek "Football is a culture all its own, and mtless you have been a football player, the culture is hard for you to understand. It's like its own little tribe. You have to prove yourself physically to get respect. You need to sacrifice. It's like the sacrificing of your hair to show that you belong. It is a completely different society within our society." This is what a junior football player said when asked about the recent "Mohawk incident." "To us, we were only doing it to ourselves. It's not like every freshman's head was shaved. But to other people, it is something that is socially unacceptable." To clarify, "the:tvfohawk incident" refers to the day that many freshman football players showed up for their morning classes with Mohawk haircuts. According to some of the football players involved, late one night, freshman football players were roused from sleep to partake in an action to promote freshman team unity, namely shaving their heads. It all began when friends of Ian Maggiore, a second-year freshman, made fun of his haircut, and he decided to shave it. At that time, other football players stood behind him and decided they wanted some-

thing different: Mohawks. They then decided it would be a tool to promote team unity if all the freshman at Delzell Hall got Mohawks too. So, the upper class football players walked into rooms at approximately 3 a.m. and said, "Hey, we're shaving heads, let's go!" Maggiore said, "At first the freshman were not too sure about shaving their heads, but as they saw others do it, they thought, 'Hell, it will grow back'." According to Maggiore, they were not forced to do it, and if they absolutely didn't want their

Hair grows back. This was just within the football players. It was more of a rally thing for the Hastings game." 11

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heads shaved, they didn't get them SOME FOOTBALL PLAYERS who were momentarily "Mohawked" inc'ude (from left to right) Brody Duncan, shaved. Shane Doyle, Scott Hochstein, Ian Maggiore, Shane Johnson and Matt Brown. These players later shaved their Kevin Lee, a freshman who was Mohawk ridges to a basic military cut. -photo by Sean McLaughlin one of the football players aroused in the early morning hours, said, "It do it later, but with everything that learned of the incident when par- Butler, , ice-president for Student wasn't my idea to begin with, but happened, they never got around to ents began calling him less than 2.+ Affairs, about the incident. when it came down to team unity, I it." hours afterwards. The callers said "I told Student Affairs that if anyThis incident, however, received there could be a problem, and the body came to a student and forced went along with the idea. We wanted to make a statement to opposing much attention from the adminis- word "hazing" came up. Burns him to do something, it is defined as teams. Some guys were let off tration and was not seen as just ftm wanted to see if there was any truth hazing and it is against the law in because they had Homecoming or and games nor for team unity. Dr. to the allegations or if there was any family pictures, but said they would Robert Burns, PSC president, first problem. He informed Dr. Steven See "MOHAWK" on page 6.

Despite renovation, T.J. Majors showing wear by Korey Reiman T. J. Majors Bldg. was built long before many of us were even born, and now its age is beginning to catch up with it, despite the renovations a few years ago. According to Dr. Gregory Stauffer, vice president of administration and finance, T. J. Majors was built in 1915 and was last restored in 1988. Despite the renovation of the building, problems that cJcisted even before the renovation was done are reoccurring. Stauffer identified three main problems. The first problem is the cracking of the plaster on the walls. This problem is due to the lack of expan-

sionjoints in the walls. It is ideal to have one joint every 30 feet, but T.J Majors only has one joint per 60 feet. Another major problem is that when the building was renovated a suspended ceiling was put up on the third floor. The builders did not remove the plaster from the underside of the roof, and now that plaster is beginning to peel off. This occurred this summer when part of the suspended ceiling caved in because the plaster had fallen on to it. The last major problem is the moisture in the walls, which leads to the blistering of the plaster on the interior walls. A major reason that the

moisture gets into the building is because the bricks on the west side of the building are of a lesser quality than those in the other three walls. Stauffer said that there are a number of things being done to correct the problems. The college has hired a number of consultants to come in to look at these problems. To combat the moisture the exterior west wall has been waterproofed, water resistant dry-wall has been installed, windows have been caulked, and the drainage system of the building is being looked at to see if it is causing some of the problems. To combat the plaster falling on

the ceiling, the ceiling is being taken down. After this the plaster will be torn off, and the ceiling will be put back up. Stauffer said that these repairs are going to cost the college considerably. If the drainage system does need to be replaced, the cost will be between $10,000 and $20,000, depending upon what type of system is installed. Replacing the walls will also cost between $15,000 to $20,000. To fund these repairs, various means will be utilized including the college's general fund; an LB 309 task force, which was set up by the state; and money that is still left

over from the original renovation fund. Alf of these repairs will not take place overnight. Even if everything is done correctly and soon, it will still take years for the building to look good. This is because of all the moisture that is currently in the walls. Stuaffer said that it could take years before all of this is out.

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I am a large person. It probably would not be inappropriate to use the term jumbo when describing me. In fact, when someone mentions whales within my hearing, they are not usually refening to seadwelling creatures. Some of my college friends, some of whom are also large, have discussed a problem with me that is related to size. We, as individuals, have trouble going to classes. We, collectively, think we are discriminated against because we do not fit into sadistic desk-designers' conceptions of "normal." When I try to squeeze into some school desks, I get bruises on my stomach; other desks cause me back pain. One model traps me inside, and another can't be used at all.

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Sincerely, Jenny Draper

Dear Editor, This letter is regarding the "Campus Voice" column, written by Korey Reiman in the Oct. 7 issue of The Times. Mr. Reiman states that there has

lraqi'question posed in poll by Genelle Czirr It appears that the effects of the Gulf War have not yet occurred to Saddam Hussein because he's back to his old tricks. Consequently, Pres. Bill_ Clinton is in the process of ta]cing action by putting military bases on alert. Is this really necessary? Should this problemhave been taken care of already? This is what some PSC students had to say. Charles Wake, elementary education- 'The way I feel is in the dictionary under "redundant~" it says see "redundant." If we're going to do it, do it and get it done with so we don't have to spend any more U.S. dollars or U.S. lives by continuously going back."

Sean - Guilfoyle, business administration- "President Ointon should establish a U.S. foreign policy to help eliminate conflicts in various countries."


WHERE: Archie Frezell, business administration- "I think that it's a situation that we shouldn't be in right now because we have too any problems to deal with in United States."

Misti Munson, business administration/management" I think they should have taken care of it in the first place, and then we wouldn't have to be dealing with it now."




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Wheelers 'dogged' in efforts to save strays~ by Tricia Kruse Dogs barking, phones tinging and people knocking. \\.'hat would seem as chaos to other people is an everyday occurance for Dennis and Carol \\.'heeler. That's because the \\.'heelers help find homes for, and take in abused, neglected and abandoned dogs. There are approximately 50 dogs in the house and in the a\..Teage. Carol started gradually taking in dogs a little more than five years ago. She said that it all started when she worked at the Bank of Peru. Anyone who didn't want a dog anymore would leave it outside the bank and Carol would take these "dumped" dogs home. Later the Wheelers began picking up strays in Auburn; from there, their work just grew. The \\.'heelers project has become known as the Midwest Animal Shelter. They run the shelter out of their home as a non-profit organization. The money that pays for all of the vet bills, the food and the spaying and neutering of all the dogs, comes from Dennis and Carol and any donations they receive. With the widespread popularity of the shelter, the \\.'heelers pick up dogs from mostly Nemaha and Otoe counties, but also Richardson, Johnson and Pawnee Counties, as well from southwestern Iowa, northwestem Missouri and northeastern Kansas. The \\<'heelers started the shelter to save dogs and to find them good homes. 'There is no fee for adopting . a dog; the only requirement is a good home. Carol says that she looks into the background of people who come looking for a dog. She just wants to make sure that they



take about 20 puppies to the Kansas City airport for shipping every two weeks. With all of the dogs that come into the Wheeler's lives and of all the dogs that are in their house, Carol says that only one of the dogs is actually theirs. Twelve other dogs homes with Dennis and Carol, simply because they are too old to be adopted or have serious medical problems. All of the rest of the dogs that the \\.'heelers take in stay in the shelter until a suitable home can be found for the dog. The Wheelers

have never put a dog to sleep. Ca£4,j said that she finds it sad that 2~;j million dogs and cats are euthanizel~ (put to sleep) a year in the Unit~ States. n Every dog that comes into ~j shelter has a special story. Carc\,j talked about a specific dog nameJ~ "Jack." She got a call early on!J morning from the vet saying tru!J there was a hurt dog being brou~ I in to be taken care of. Carol rushef ,1 to the vet and saw the dog laying oi i the table with pitchfoik stab woun<B J in his side. Carol could tell the <Joi had been starved. Carol said tWl 1 Jack was a stray from a nearbj J town, and he was lucky he liveq I After his wounds healed, Carol ~.I Jack to the shelter only to find outi 1 couple of days later that Jack haj jj heart worm. Heart worm is a deadll J disease that usually kills the dog~ .J the first few years of infectio~)j however, there is a treatment. J~ ;j was put through the treatment, an• Dennis and Carol didn't now ifb'l would survive. Jack seemed to bell. ·~ all the odds. After two scuffles wi~ ·J death, he still came out on top. JacJ I was adopted shortly after his reco~ I ery. There are many dogs with same story, and Dennis and Cartll just want to help. ·A The Wheelers, with all of th~·~ dogs, seem to be running out! j room. Their future goal is to pi< l fortable, and well facilitated. Thi. .j would make this the permanent sl ·. · ter, and it would be self-suppox' • ·. If they can't find a large eno!fll ~1 building, they would probably, ~ ~base a farm home with an adjol mg acreage. . I' ·~ Carol, when asked if she had~: l words of advice, she said "Sp 1 CAROL WHEELER PETS TWO OF THE DOGS she and her husband, Dennis, have sheltered. The couple has and neuter all pets." j ·j taken in more than 500 dogs since January of 1994.-photo by Tricia Kruse

have the right accommcxlations and facilities. The \\.'heelers take an average of 20 calls a day; over half are for dogs · that need help. Carol is frustrated with the number of calls. She wants to help all the dogs, but with so many in the shelter right now, she . sometimes has to tell people, "I'm sorry, I can't take your dog right now, but I'll take your number if I · hear of anyone who wants your dog." . With the average of about 40 -50; dogs in the shelter at one time, Carol . finds it hard to take in every dog.

For every dog that goes out, two· dogs come in to replace it. The Wheelers have taken in over· 500 dogs since January of 1994, and about 450 of thesehave found placements in loving homes. Recently, Carol has been taking in puppies from southeast Nebraska. Since southeast Nebraska has an over-population of dogs and puppies, Carol has been sending these· puppies to Salem, MA. In Massachusetts, all pets must be spayed and neutered, so Massachusetts has a huge request for pupCarol and some volunteers







LOUNGE .... Hanson to teach before retirement ---------------------------------by Jodi L. Hytrek Dr. Jerrold Hanson, formerly· known as the Chair of the Division of Education and the Dean of Graduate Studies is again being called "teacher." Being just about ready to retire, Hanson spoke with the ad-. ministration in 1993 in hopes of returning to the classroom for his last few vears. At the time Hanson spoke to the administration, it was not possible for him to give up his position. However, at the beginning of this semester, it was the right time. Jlm1son is now teaching one section of Intro to Psychology, is supervising student teachers, and is doing a special project on advising for Dr. Terry Smith. .\fter being an administrator for 0

14 years, what prompted Hanson to return to the classroom'? "I have always enjoyed teaching. I now have more flexible time to do reading, reviewing and planning. This gives me an opportunity to interact with students and keep up to date in my subject area." Hanson has taught at the college level for 29 years. He spent 21 years as an administrator/instructor at Western State College in Gunnison, CO. He became the Dean of 1he School of Education for the last eight years of his tenure there. Although he is loving his time back in the classroom and his supervision of student teachers, Hanson will be retiring in the spring. He only has one criteria of wh~re he goes after retirement, "There has to be a college nearby." He states that

a college brings a certain culture to an area. There are libraries, plays, concerts and lectures to attend and there is a "higher intellectual climate" that he enjoys. Hanson stated that the main thing he will miss at Peru is the interaction with students and faculty. "This is an intellectual place to talk about things on a higher level." Hanson is moving back to Colorado where he and his wife are building a house near Gunnison on some mountain property they own. Because Gunnison is one of the coldest spots in the United States, they will be spending the winter months either with their son in Flagstaff, AZ or their daughter in Grand Junction, CO. Hanson is going to concentrate on getting back with his hobbies; woodworking, reading, skiing and other.outdoor activities .

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Nebraskans played role In America's Civil War by Tera Stutheit

Unknown to most, Nebraskans played a significant role in the United States Civil War. The ·regiment was involved in two major battles and several skirmishes throughout the war. Shortly after the start of the war, the First Nebraska Volunteer Infantry was formed. Company A was made up of men from Plattsmouth; companies B, G and ' K were from Omaha; C was from Brownville; D was from Nebraska City; men forming Company E were from Burt County; Company H was made of men from Iowa, as well as Nebraska; and company I was " made up of entirely Iowans. The Infantry did not see any real action until February 1862. After slogging through mud and /'newly fallen snow, they successfully prevented a rebel breakthrough at Fort Donelson, in Tennessee, and inflicted heavy ....casualties to the Confederates. . . The 1st sustained only 10 casualties. Their next major battle began : on April 6 when they formed part of the front line in the Battle of

Shiloh. Afternearly two hours of combat, the 1st charged and broke the Confederate line. This was the last major battle for the 1st. The regiment was later assigned to patrolling the countryside, picket duty and manning forts, until late in 1862, when they were involved in the Battle of Chalk Bluff, a skirmish located between Pilot Knob and V anBuren, MO. One of the most difficult periods came in January of 1863. The 1st was patrolling along the Missouri and Arkansas borders when cold and wet weather began to take its toll. Soldiers had to march through the snow without boots or winter clothing. The unit was on half-rations and also short on supplies. Relief finally came in August when they were transferred to St. Louis. In November, the 1st was changed to the 1st Nebraska Cavalry. They continued to patrol the border until 1864 when their enlistment period expired. Most men re-enlisted and were assigned to Fort Kearney where they protected settlers from the Indians.

MEMBERS OF THE lST NEBRASKA REGIMENT brace for a cannon shot durincr the reenactment of the Battle of 01alk Bluff, which was fought near Pilot Knob, MO. The reenactment was staaed Oct. "'16 on the crrounds of Arbor Lodae in Nebraska City.-photo by Dr. Dan Holtz "' "' "'

Re-en actors work to create war scenes from the past by Tera Stutheit Sleeping in overcrowded tents on

the hard,damp earth they were fighting to protect, wearing the same worn clothes for days, marching through snow without boots and wondering whether each day would be their last, the soldiers of the United States Civil War lived far from glorious lives. No one knows the lifestyles of these soldiers better than a Civil War Re-enactor. As any re-enactor will tell you, when the United States was literally split in two from 1861 to 1865, the results were more than remarkable. It may be hard for many people to imagine living through this turmoil, but not for members of the 1st Nebraska Volunteer Infantry and various other groups of Civil War Re-enactors. Members of the 1st have been in movies such as "Dances With ·wolves," "Gettysburg," and "Glory." Around 35 members actively participate in re-enactments throughout the year. The 1st Nebraska, along with other regiments, including the 9th Texas, the only confederate group in Nebraska, and the 8th Kansas, were camped at Arbor Lodge State Historical Park in Nebraska City on Oct. 14-16. Visitors to the camp were able to wander past several tents and learn first-hand what the life of a soldier was like. Small campfires surrounded by undersized canvas Al)RE-ENACTORS OF ALL AGES participated in the weekend activities including Jordan Melcher, age four, from Minnesota. --photo by Jodi frame tents took some of the chill out of the air, and helped make the Hy trek . persistent drizzle more bearable for

the soldiers and visitors over the weekend. From sharing campfire-heated apple cider with Pvt. Bob Soulrup of Omaha, to hearing many firstperson narratives, everyone felt welcomed by the friendly atmosphere and the always courteous soldiers. The men, women and children who made up the camp authentically portrayed life during the war. All re-enactors dressed in period fashions, often drank apple cider from metal cups or, in some cases, tin cans and carried replica weapons. Jack Provines, who has been with the 1st for ten years, said the reenactors try to be as authentic as possible, right down to the soles of their shoes. Several other soldiers shared their knowledge and stories about the war, including James Lucillm of Pawnee City and Jason Leukulich of Lincoln. Both are members of the 9th Texas, Company G. The soldiers talked about how groups actually perform in the battle

re-enactments. They shoot paper cartridges, instead of lead, from replica weapons of the war. The battle re-enacted on Sunday, Oct. 16, was the Battle of Chalk Bluff. It was a skirmish fought near Pilot Knob, MO, when the 1st came upon retreating Confederate soldiers. All soldiers must sign an accident release waiver, as anything can happen. Their ''ammo" is appar..:ntly quite dangerous, especially at close range. Provines said, "You can be injured or actually killed." The re-enr ~tors also talked about other aspects of the war. For example, Charles Goodvear started his business by rubber p<mchos for the soldiers, as did Mr. VanCamp, who supplied canned beans. The phrase "to go off half-cocked" originated during the war. A soldier's gun was in the safety position when the trigger was cocked halfway. Most significant though, over 630,000 people were killed durino this colllltry's llllforgettable strnggl~ between the North and the South.


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Patrick Combs splitting the vote Most poll takeres did not dedown the middle. The results of scribe themselves as politically the District 4 Board of Regents active (68%), but 74% said they were almost as close, with Nancy planned to vote in this election. Hoch edging out Drew Miller Some of the key issues of this with 55% of the total. election poll takers mentioned Of those completing the sur- .were health care reform, crime, vey, 42% said they always vote, maintenance and improvement 25% said they never vote, 21 % of the infrastructure, educational said they usually vote, and 13 % funding, fiscal responsibility, said they seldom vote. campaign finance reform, term 41 % of those polled said they limitations, the budget, abortion were Democrats, 28% were Re- and civil rights issues, and voter publicans, 18% were Indepen- apathy. PATRICK COMBS, Dem. challenger dents and 13% did not belong to 104 total were polled. for Bereuter's seat -photo by Charles a party. Wake

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way it was done. It may have been Nebraska." Dr. Bums continued by in fun, but it is still a long term saying, 'There are a lot of things to concern." by Genelle Czirr do besides hazing to promote team Following the meeting with the unity." He also stated that he firmly football players in Dr. Butler's ofA familiar face on campus will believed organizations such as a fice, Coach Meadows confronted by Doug Kerns be seen on national television in profit and charity organizations, football team do great things for a the team to explain their responsiperson, "but you don't have to haze bility to the team and the college late ~...;ovember. and running length limits. to have these great things happen." and to make them understand the The Instructional Services Center Paid advertising will not be PSC's D1. Kelly Asmussen, is the new name for the fonncr · possible, at least at this time. When Dr. Butler received word consequences that could arise from assistant professor of hwnan servi MediaCenter. ·"Currently we don't have the of the incident, he did not take the their actions. "We wanted them to ces, is to be a guest on the Rolanda According to Kevin Cosgrove, personnel to handle a fee allegations lightly. "Any time an realize they were role models show discussing the topic of teen director of Instructional Services, structure," Cosgrove explained. incident appears to be in violation whether or not they chose to be, and violence. Asmussen will be part the name change was so the Forms for bulletins on Channel of policy or law or threatens the there was a certain responsibility in of the guest panel along with a Center would "have a name that 4 are available in the Center. One safety of students, there is an inves- that." specialist from Harvard Medical means something." He hoped the week advance notice is required. ligation." The investigation proMeadows also said that the issue Sc1100I, parent<>, and children that new name would encourage ceeded, and names of some of the was taken seriously in order to preinstructors to make use of the Students and faculty who are players that did the shaving were vent any future problems. "It was have been involved directly or services tl1e Center can provide. indirectly, either at school or in interested in repa1nng, obtained. These players were called an awkward situation. Hazing did Remodeling may also be i!l the maintaining or using the into Dr. Butler's office to speak to not take place in this incident, but I their neighborhoods, with teen works, including separate viewing Activity Trail, please contact Head Football Coach Monte Mead- had to make sure nothing like hazviolence. rooms for students to view the Biology Club President Carrie ows and himself. ing was happening or would start Asmussen was chosen to be on several televisions in the Center. According to Butler, the students up. Hazing will not be tolerated. A Winn, Dr. Bill Clemente, Dr. the show because he has The Center is located below •the Larry Pappas, Dr. Tom stated that the act wasn't hazing or soft hand was used in that it was all conducted several surveys on the old gym and above the Art Center. Klubertanz or Dr. Robert Bums. forced. The alleged perpetrators in fun now, but a hard hand was topic of teen violence at the high In related news, the rules Input and ideas are welcomed, as produced a petition with names of used in sending a message to the schooi and college levels. governing what is and is not well as volunteer workers. the alleged victims on it indicating rest of the team that it's not serious The show was to originally be eligible to be on the Channel 4 that they shaved their heads of their now, but it could turn into sometaped on Nov. 14 from Kansas bulletin board are being changed. -In-di""\-,i-d_ual_s-1S-t-u""d-en_t_Or_~--aru-.z-a-ti-on_s_ own free will to promote team thing serious." Meadows also exCity, but due to conflicts, the Cosgrove stated, "Better guidelines and Smail Groups to rromote unity. Butler stated that when asked, pressed his relief that the incident are being written to define tl1e use SPRING BREt\K '95. Earn sub- none of the football players could was a lot less than what it was $how will now be aired from New stantsial MONEY and FREE f th gh b · th be · · of Channel 4." York City, live on Nov. 28, at 9 TRIPS. CALL THENATION'S tellhimhowtheshavingofsomeo ouo tto em e gmrung. Changes may include less total LEADER INTER.CAMPUS the freshman's heads would proMaggiore stated that during the a.m. ( 10 a.m. Eastern Standard bulletins, restricting notices to P~OGRAMS mote team unity. "It was not a situ- meeting with Dr. Butler and Coach Time) on Channel 6. college recognized groups and non1-800-327-6013 ation where the team got together Meadows.the players were told they and said, 'wouldn't it be great if we could be facing suspension or exall shaved PSC in our heads'. The pulsion for their actions. The playwhole team didn't do it." ers made a petition that stated in "Even though this incident did essence, "We the undersigned 813 CENTRAL AVENUE AUBURN, NE 68305 not involve injury, we want to make shaved 00r heads to build freshman sure that doesn't happen," Dr. But- team unity and did it of our own free (402) 274-3007 800-451-8973 ler stated. If something did happen will." Maggiore stated, "We took to one of the students during this, the petition around to the freshman, the students involved would possi- asked them to read it and sign it if bly face criminal charges in viola- they wanted to. All of them did." tion of Nebraska's Anti-hazing law. A football player that was in1 Meadows said that the incident volved with the shaving and had his involved more peer pressure than head shaved stated that he thought a hazing. "Even though it was all in bigger deal was made of the incifun, it wasn't right to go about it the dent than it was. "Hair grows back. FAST FUNDRAISERThis wa.S just within the football RAISE $500 IN 5 DAYS _ players. It was more of a rally thing GREEKS, GROUPS, CLUBS, for the Hastings game. This was Office Products and Supplies Furniture MOTIVATED INDIVIDUALS. minor as far as I'm concerned comFAST, SIMPIE, EASY. NO pared to other things that go on on HNANCIAL OBLIGATION this campus that could be consid..__.(800_... ) _77_S_-3_8S_I_EX_T_.3_3_ _ ered hazing."

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DEL SUGGS ENTERTAINS PSC STUDENTS during Spirit Week. Suggs appeared in the Student Center on Wednesda , Oct. 19.

SCHAWANG, 42, TURNS THE CORNER on a Teikyo-Westmar :mder after taking a pitch from quarterback Jamie Stinson, during the necoming football game on Oct. 22. The Bobcats lost by a score of 28-

AND THE WINNING HOMECOMING FLOAT IS . . . the Peru Players along with members of Music Educators National Conference (MENC) doing their rendition of a Mardi Gras festival.

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(LENE WALKER (CLOCKWISE FROM BOTTOM LEFT}, Head tball Coach Monte Meadows, Brandon Bender, Andrea Graff and Kristi tmins get ready to heat things up at the Homecoming bonfire pep rally "hursday, Oct. 20.

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OCTOBER 31, 1994


Make believe monsters help mask real horrors by K. Brook

' LEAST TWO LOCAL SPIRITS have decided to haunt the Jeffrey Whisler home, 821 Sixth St. Skeletons, mpkins and corn are traditional symbols of Halloween festivities.-photo by Sean McLaughlin

grasp the very elements which are so divisive and destructive and try Halloween, hallllted houses, black to tum them into tools- to dismantle cats, ghosts, goblins, bats, monsters themselves." He states that, and Stephen King-these are a few "Novels, movies, TV andradioprothings that scare people. For Stephen grams - even the comic books King fans, these are mild compared dealing with horror always do their to the subjects in a King novel or work on two levels." movie. On top is the "gross-out level" and Stephen King is one of the most. the second level being "the-creeps." discriptive writers there are. A lot The "gross-out" can be done with of people read his books because of varying degrees of artistic flare, but the fact that he seems to leave just it's always there. "The creeps" oil enough to the imagination to keep the other hand is the level of horror you interested. that gets to us by ways of going When you ask people if they've directly to what really frightens us, heard of Stephen King, most people whether it is spiders, snakes, hatmted say yes. Whenaskediftheyreadhis l houses or gory monsters. . hoods, most people say no, the rea-' Horror, fear, terror and panic are son being the books are too scary. emotions that separate people into Dause Macabre is a novel that groups. There's the group that Stephen King wrote on the entire doesn't enjoy being scared and the horrorphenomenonasheseesit In group that thrives on these emothis book he is asked the question, tions. Stephen King says, "Horror ''Why do you want to make up hor- fiction only scares the people that rible things when there is so much let it scare them, and I believe that real horror in the world?" King says, horror does not horrify unless the " The answer seems to be that we reader or viewer has been personmake up horrors to help us cope ally touched. Horror in real life is an with the real ones. With the endless emotion that one grabs hold of." inventiveness of humankind, we

Halloween's haunting memories linger pril Czaplewski "Trick or treat. Smell my feet. Jive me something good to eat!" What or who do you imagine · ;vhen you think of Halloween? '.:>o you imagine decaying bodies ·oaming the graveyards? Do you ive each moment in intense. ;xcitement, awaiting the dark. ;vening to be filled with' nischief? Perhaps you are like Marc Schmidt, a senior wildlife ;cology major, whose idea of Ialloween is treating the cops to i night game of cat-and- mouse." Lemy Blair trembles at the .bought of Halloween. Coming ·rom Nicaragua, a country that iidn' t celebrate this holiday, 3lair's only knowledge of mything scary were the gory ;haracters portrayed in the novies she viewed. Indeed, 3lair was suprised ~ith what ~reeted her at the front door of a aaunted house. "I said ahhh! ! ! I thought they were really after me! The person iliead of me suffered for it, too. I was choking them, almost killing them!" laughed Blair. Needless to say, she•. will never walk into another hallllted house again. Others distinctly remember mother tragic Halloween. After

the ice storm of '91, many students, faculty and staff were forced to live without electricity as well as Halloween. Students were eating by candlelight and sleeping in churches and the 4-H building to survive the cold. Despite the tragedy, PSC President Robert Burns viewed the incident as a "time of surviving together and learning how to make the best of everything." Senior language arts major Amy Bremers said,"I'll never forget the Halloween of the ice storm. Even though Halloween was cancelled, my friends and I still went trick-or-treating. Everyone reminded us that Halloween was cancelled. We faked our surprise and went on to the next house for more candy." Having experienced various unforgettable Halloweens, Schmidt talks offun times. "My friends and I would dress up in black, soap windows, egg the school as well as houses, shoot bottle rockets and .terrorize the cops." "One Halloween, when I was a freshman in high school, I heard stories of the upperclassmen tying up the freshmen to a grave while playing scary music," exclaimed Schmidt.

Mike Webb, sophomore elementary education major, sees Halloween as a time of embarrassment. "I'm not very big on Halloween. Personally, I'm not too big on wearing costwnes. In fact, one Halloween, I was too embarrassed to dress up as a hobo, so I played sick," laughed Mike. Other sources do not take Halloween so lightly. Bremers declared, "Although I did trickor-treat once, I wouldn't do it again or encourage kids to. Now that I am older, I realiZe that Halloween is Satan's big holiday. Originally, it used to be called Hallow' s eve day. It is celebrated conveniently before All Saint's Day and was created so that satanist' s would celebrate, desiring to mock the saints." Ruth McGuire, senior busines" and construction major said, "When I was little, I didn't think anything of it. Now that I'm older, I ask myself if I want to take part in the celebration of evil spirits." What is the true meaning of Halloween? Schmidt says," I really don't know. I've heard that it might be · the last chance for the spirits to do their last hurrah. Maybe it's the calling back of the evil spirits

to scare the heck out of everybody for the last time." Blair says, "My mJm has a· friend who is a witch. She celebrates Halloween with the devil." McGuire explains Halloween as a time to "dress up as something you are not. Satan kinda' does that too. He dresses things and people as something they are not in order to trick you. That's the point of Halloween, isn't it? It's simple. If Jesus has a holiday, Christmas, Satan had to make one up for himself too." "As with Christmas, if you don't know the true meaning, you see Christmas as a time to get toys. In the same way, Halloween is just a holiday to get candy," says

Mike Webb. So, where does Halloween come from? According to the World Book Encyclopedia, the origination of Halloween dates back to the Celts and Druids.On the evening before November 1, the Celts held a festival that honored the Celtic lord of death. At this festival, the Druids built a huge bonfire, where they burned animals, crops and ponibly even humans as sacrifices. During the celebration, people sometimes wore costumes made of animal heads and skins. They told fortunes about the coming year by examining the remains of the sacrifices .

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which is legally transmitted) or inImagine being able to find out formation anywhere. And if a peranything you ever wanted to know. son can't find something he or she Imagine having any kind of knowl- is looking for, someone on the edge right at your fingertips. Well Internet is bound to know where to it's possible- right now in 1994- find it. through a system called the Interllet In order to send and receive inforWhat is Internet? What's so great mation on the Internet, you need to about it? What can you do on and get an "e (electronic) - mail" acwith it? Does it have any draw- count. Usually when you find a backs? • computer that has an Internet proMany PS·c students are included gram, you can get an e-mail account in the almost 200,000 worldwide right away. Your account is prousers of ISCA BBS (Iowa Student cessed (usually and ideally) within Computer Association Bulletin a half hour after you type in the Board System) - a program on the information the program asks you Internet. Bill Lockwood, a junior for. Then you are free to join that elementary I special education ma- 20 million. jor, is one of these. He has been a The main feature of the Internet part of the Internet system for four that PSC students use is the one years. through which people from all over He said, "A few of my friends the world can "talk" to each other who were a year ahead of me in via computers. About 1,000 users school went to UNO (University of . at a time can be on the program, Nebraska at Omaha) and got in- which means that at one time, a volved in the Internet. I started, and person who is using the program is when I came down here, I ended up able to contact and talk to 1,000 finding ISCA. I was the first one to different people.

"I see the transfer of information becoming faster... I see the Internet used in education to teach children to be creative in how they search for knowledge. " Bill Lockwood junior elementary I special education major hook up at Peru. I told a few people about it, and they told a few, and now there are over 50 students involved at PSC." On the lntt:met, 20 million people around the world seek and express information on any subject. Lockwood stated, 'The Internet is a place where people get information from all over the world through computers which are networked together." In only a matter of minutes, a person can send a "shareware'' program (any program

For Tonia Boller, a junior science education major, this is the only reason she uses the Internet system. She said, "I use it because I have a friend at Iowa State, and it saves me on phone bills. We leave each other mail on our accounts. It's a nice way to stay in touch." Another feature a lot of students like is MUD (Multi User Domain)s. MTJDs are role playing games, such as Dungeons and Dragons, but are played on computers. In some of these games, users have to act like


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certain characters, while in others, users just act like themselves. This is Lockwood's favorite thing on the Internet He said, "MUDs is a good · stress relief. You can lose yourself in your character and interact with many other people." ISCA also has over 500 "rooms" or "forums" that users can enter to get and share information about certain topics. Sysops - system operators - are in charge of these rooms and run the different programs that keep the BBS going. They are also available to help users and to answer questions. Under the sysops are the forum moderators. In other Internet programs, these · helpers are called gophers. If you do something in a room that is against the rules or the "netiquette" BILL LOCKWOOD, AN INTERNET USER, works on one of the of the program or BBS, both the computers in the Hoyt Science Hall computer lab.--photo by Sean sysop and the forum moderator of Mclaughlin. that room have the ability to lock . compensate for all the information gram is addictive. He stated, "I out your account flowing around. Second, ISCA of- · don't recommend this to anyone Some of the rooms on the ISCA ten takes a long time for someone to who wants to keep their minds on BBS include "Warm Fuzzies," log on to. At peak hours - late their grades. You spend so much "Rages," "Flirting" and "Writing morning through lunch time and · time on it." Workshop." Warm Fuzzies is a after6p.m.-thereareusually200- Lockwood also agreed. He said,. place where you can leave happy, 300 users ahead of a person waiting "When I first got here, I spent eight silly messages for people you ~ow to get on. hours a day on the Internet. Of or talk t<;> on the BBS. Rages IS a Third, because a lot of BBSs don't course, I made sure I got other things r<>?m which allows you to say some- have age restrictions, anyone, in- done too." thing derogatory. I.f you cannot eluding children, can get ahold of Clearly, the Internet system is a post your message m one. of the pornographic and sexually explicit major part of a rather ambiguous ot?e~ r°'?ms, you can po~t It here. information. Some BBSs do have body of technology, the InformaFhrtmg IS exactly what It sounds restrictions for certain rooms. If tion Superhighway. In the future like. The Writing Workshop room people wish to get into one of those Lockwood sees "the svstem becom~ is o~e in which you can get infor- rooms, they have to send copies of ing easier for the ave;age person to m~tion on ~ow and where to get their drivers' licenses to the mailing get hooked up for free. I see the things published, or talk to people address of the sysop for the room. transfer of information becomino who have been published and post Fourth, being on the Internet is faster and a way to send picture~ any tY:JX: of writing that you want to addictive. At Northwest Missouri over the system. I see the Internet - according to the rules of the room. State University in Maryville, MO, used in education - to teach children Besides the pasitive ~act tha~ any- Internet-ready computers are put in to be creative in how they search for on~ can get Information quickly, every dorm room. Consequently, knowledge. I see the basic concepts easily an~ cheaply, Inte?1et has a :N'WMSU has a lot of Internet users, of the way people act on the Int~met few negauve aspects. !"irst of al!, and the University offers classes on continuing, but I see a lot of these the system lags sometimes. This computer addiction. Sophomore concepts becoming more sophistimeans that often the computers can't Diarra Dunlap agrees that the pro- cated."

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New academic policies apply to all students by Jodi L. Hytrek The new student catalog has re- . cently become available to incoming students and transfer students. It is now more definitive and clear in terms of what classes will be offered and when they will be offered. Acca:ding to Dr. Smith. vicepresident of Academic Affairs, "If it [the catalog] says a class will be offered. it will be on the schedule."

Catalog Is accurate Dr. Smith informed the faculty that when they send their schedules of classes which they want to be offered in the schedule to him, they are to only include those that the catalog says are to be offered that semester. For example, for the spring schedule, he would not accept a class that the catalog says is offered in the fall or one that is offered in the spring of even years. "Students rely on the catalog to plan, and should be able to sit down with their catalog and plan out their four years of instruction at Peru State," Dr. Smith explained. There is only one way a class would be cancelled after it is on the schedule,

and that is if there was not adequate enrollment for the class to continue. · Along with the catalog being mere concise. it also includes several new academic policies. These policies apply to everyone on campus. not just those that use the 1994-96 catalog. All students must be aware of these policies.

tive grade point average and degree considerations simply by petitioning Dr. Smith's office. To qualify. a student must have completed either 15 consecutive semester hours of credit with a minimum 3.0 GPA or30consecutivehours with a minimum 2.5 GPA prior to the semester(s) the student wishes to remove. This can be done for any New policies will ·reason, it does not have to be a apply to all students hardship case or something out of , the student's control. No questions First of all. there is a new incomwill be asked regarding the reason. plete grade policy. The only time The courses and grades do, howthat a student may receive an in- ever. st:ty on the academic trancomplete at the end of the term is script they are just not included in when serious illness, hardship, death calculating GPA. intheimmediatefamily ormilitary GPA's improved by service during the semester has in- b k t · terfered with his/her completion of an rup cy option A third change in policy involves the course. It is no longer possible administrative withdrawal. If a stuto obtain an incomplete if a student just didn't have time to complete . dent gets into a course for one reathe course work. Also. a student son or another and doesn't fill the must have completed a majority of requirements to be in that course. that student can be withdrawn from the requirements in the class to rethat class without consent. Acceive an incomplete. The second new academic policy cording to Dr. Smith, this is to protect the student from having to reis the bankruptcy policy. According to the catalog, a student may take a class. This is prevalent in remove up to two complete semessuch majors as education in which ters of work from his/her cumula-

students have to be enrolled in the Teacher Education Program in order to take certain upper level courses. If a student does not fill this requirement and is allowed to complete the course, the course would not count, and the student would have to retake the course. "It is less hassle to do this in the second week than at the end of the semester when the course doesn't count and the student received a passing grade," Dr. Smith explained.

Staff can remove students from class The fourth new academic policy concerns the addition of directed study to the concept of independent study. There is a clarification of these terms in the new catalog. Directed study is a course the student takes independently to satisfy a graduation requirement that couldn't be met because it wasn't offered. This must be set up with the instructor before the semester. Independent study is a scholarly activity that has a specific objective. For instance, if a subject a student learns about in class fascinates him/her, and he/she would

like to do extensive study and a major paper on the subject to help in future education, the student needs to contact a faculty member in that area and set up a plan to do this research and paper.

Some students may waive College 100 The final academic policy concerns College 100 and who is required to take the course. A student can waive the course if he/she is a trnnsfer student who has completed at least 30 semester hours before the term of admission, a PSC student who has accumulated at least 30 credit hours at a part-time level, a readmitted student who has not maintained normal progress and who had completed at least 30 semester hours or a transfer student with fewer than 30 semester hours before the term of admission and who can transfer a similar course from another college. A more detailed look at these new academic policies and others can be seen in the 1994-96catalogthatcan be obtained from the admissions office in the administration building.

'Musical Comedy Murders' Honors program offered to occur in College Theatre by Amy Hartgrave

by Krys Leeds The PSC Theatre Department will present its second production of the season ,, "The Musical Comedy · .Murders of 1940" by John Bishop in the Peru college theatre beginning Wed., Nov. 16.

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at 2 p.m. Admission is $2.00 at the door. The play is melodramatic. It has the winter snow storms in which all the lights go out, revolving bookcases and secret passages. The entire set and costumes are black and white. So, it looks like a typical 1940's movie, said Eddinger. Dr. Charles Harper, director and head of the theatre department, says things are going well and thinks the audience will get a big kick out of it. 'There's a guy who gets murdered three times and a German espionage. All of this happens while trying to find the mysterious slasher of the chorus dancers. It's fun for everyone." Cast members includeEddinger; Russell Crouch. freshman. speech I drama education; David Norris. freshman. computer science; Freedom Robinson. freshman. speech I drama; Aaron Wisdom, sophomore. art I theatre; Becky Malloy, sophomore, speech I drama; Diarra Dunlap, sophomore, unde. cided; Brian Steele. senior, dleatre; Tonia Bolla-,juoitt, bidogy I chemistry education; and Amy Hartgrave, senior, elementary education.

..It's a neat experience to work with aD these peq>le who have been in other coUege productions:· said Crwch.

Once again PSC will be offering addition, an Honors club. Accordspring semester Honors Program ing to Ruth McGuire, a senior at courses for those students enrolled PSC and work study student for the in this program. The three courses program, "This is a support group to be offered include Making Sense: for the people in the program. It Art in the World (HP 201), Con- will bring together more collectively temporary Asian Culture (HP 204) all the participants in the Honors and Science and Society (HP 205). Program and allow them to voice F.ach class is designed to take stu- their opinions on it. Besides the dents above and beyond the other administration, the students will classes they are taking. In Contem~ now be helping to make decisions porary Asian Culture, students keep concerning this program." There up to date with the world by watch- will also be guest speakers being ing the television broadcast "Asia brought in. Now," through guest speakers and HPpefully this club will help to the sampling of foreign foods. The more collectively relate those incourse Science and Society involves volved with the campus. As stated the class in reading current science by McGuire, they want "to get a articles and reflecting on how these constitution made and hopefully get topics affect us today. Making this started next semester." Sense: Art in the World takes stuA Nov. 15 meeting is being planned dents on culturally enriching field in PSC's Emery Oak room at II trips such as ballets, operas and a.m. for those interested. If you symphonies. wish to find out more information, Next semester the Honors Pro- contact Hany Tabata, sponsor for gram will also be adding a new the Honors Oub, at 872-2293.

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by Korey Reiman play, but they didn't know him beThereis a new face on campus this cause he was only a junior high year, and he has traveled a long student at the time. distance to get here. Horacio Sasha Sasha said that football over in is a freshman sports management Europe is just like it is here in the major. Sasha was born in. States. There are 120 high school Nuremberg, Germany, and also football teams all over Europe, and attended highschool in Nuremberg. they play each other through the Sasha came to Peru to play foot- season. The teams strive to be the ball for the Bobcats after his coach best team in Europe and win the turned him onto the school. After European Championship. Sasha his coach had turned Sasha toward said that while he was in Germany, Peru, he began to send tapes and he played running back and safety correspond with the coacht<s. Sasha and was chosen "All-European" at is not the first player from Nuremberg • safety. to come play for the Bobcats. He Sasha said that he is having a fun has fallen the same path as former time here at Peru, and has enjoyed football players Pat Ray and Mark seeing the new places and meeting Whitaker. Ray just recently ended new people. He said that he is going his playing years, and Whitaker home over Christmas to visit his played on the 1990 championship family, but his plans were unde- HORACIO SACIA, A RECEIVER from Nurenberg, Germany, has team. Sasha said that he knew both cided about what he would do this adjusted well to college and a new country.--photo by Sean McLaughlin. Ray and Whitaker and watched them summer.

Bobcats have disappointing streak but making their presence felt Jesse Henderson e last four games for the beats have all beetle appointments. The biggest one y have come on Oct. 22, when e Bobcats lost the 1 9 9 4 mecoming game by a score 8-16. A key factor in the loss the number of turnovers in the game. The Bobcats faced a very tough Teikyo-Westmar team. The first series drew a blank for both teams, but the Eagles blasted in a touchdown with 8:49 left to go in the first quarter. They didn't stop there, scoring two more touchdowns before the end of the first period. The Bobcats finally made their presence felt with a touchdown pass from Jamie Stinson, freshman quarterback, to junior wide receiver, Sunny Lofton. Stinson said," We needed to focus more on the task at hand, and play with a little more team unity." The Bobcats kept the ball rolling in the third quarter, scoring a touchdown and tackling TeikyoW estmar' s punter in the end zone for a safety after a bad snap. The Bobcats kept it close, trailing 2116 after three quarters. Late in the fourth quarter the Eagles put ''the nail in the coffin," scoring another touchdown ana handing the Bobcats their forth consecutive loss in a 28-16 defeat. Senior linebacker, Andrew Beckford said, "We haven't been playing like a team; when we start playing like a tean1 we will start winning again."

Jacob Stallworth, a junior freesafety is just one of the many Bobcat football players this year, but in the eyes of an 11-year- old boy from Auburn, he is much more. Eric Moody, son of Connie Moody, the head of the media center, has for a long time looked up to Stallworth. When Eric thinks about PSC football, Jacob Stallworth comes to his mind. So on Oct. 13, Eric finally got his chance to meet his football hero in person. Stallworth went to Auburn's middle school to meet with Eric and the rest of the students of Auburn Middle School. While at the school, Stallworth got a chance to eat lunch with Eric and the rest of the student body. After eating lunch, Jacob answered some of the student's various questions and talked to them about football and life in general. Stallworth said, "I love kids, and I enjoyed having the kids ask me questions."

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Lorbeer, 1927 squad Hall of Fame inductees by Jodi L. Hvtrek One of the greatest football teams PSC has ever seen was inducted into the Hall of Fame during the Oct. 22 Homecoming Game. This was the first time in PSC' s history that an entire team was inducted into the Hall of Fame. Three members of the dominating 1927 squad are already individual members of the Hall of Frune: tackle Paul Hertz and halfbacks Wilbert "Dutch" Zorn and Joe Krejci. The '27 Bobcats swept to a conference title with an 8-0-0 record which was only the second perfect season ever to that point. The team kept opponents at bay throughout the season not letting anyone score a point until the last game. Kearney State scored, but the Bobcats won 19-7, anyway. The team scored points at a staggering rate, accumulating scores of 70 points or more three times and two over 90. Under the direction of Hall of Fame Coach Lon Graf, the Bobcats set a record for most points in a season (359).

Two members of the squad were able to attend the Homecoming festivities - Peru resident Everett Heywood, who was a tackle on the team, and Walter Naimat>,a Peru native who is living in Mission Viejo, CA, and who played an end position on the squad. Also inducted into the Hall of Fame was former PSC basketball coach, the late Ernest "Dutch" Lorbeer. Lorbeer spent eight years at Peru State from 1928-36, guiding the Bobcats to a 71-57 record and two conference titles. He also served as a physical education instructor and assistant football coach. Lorbeer also enjoyed a colorful career in professional baseball that spanned almost half a century. He was a minor league baseball player throughout his coaching days at Peru State. He worked for several pro teams, including the Detroit Tigers, the New York Yankees and the St. Louis Cardinals. Lorbeer died in 1985. Lorbeer' s grandson was on hand to accept the honor for the Lorbeer family.

ONE OF THE BEST football squads in PSCs history was inducted into the Hall of Fame before the recent Homecoming game. The 1927 football team, led by Hall of Fame Coach, Lon Graf, ended their season with an 8-0-0 record. On hand for the induction ceremony were players Walter Naiman, top row left, and Everett Haywood, top row-second from right --photo from the 1928 "Peruvian"



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DIGGING A BALL in PSC's game against Washburn Saturday, October 22 is Tracy Cochran, a sophomore from Council Bluffs. The Bobcats last home match is Nov. 8 against Graceland. --photo by Vince Henzel

by Chris Raabe Peru State surprised a field, which included two nationallyrated teams, to win the MidMissouri Volleyball Festival in Columbia, MO on October 7th and 8th. Jill Parker and Amy Jo McKinney each earned a spot on the all-tournament team. Parker's best perfonnance of the tournament came in the finals against Dordt College. The roof was on fire as the junior middle blocker from Auburn added six blocks to a .619 hitting percentage and 16 kills. McKinney, an outside hitter from Wauneta added ten kills and a .600 hitting percentage to Dordt's demise. Coach Callendar cited aggressive serving as a key to winning the semi-finals match over No. 7 Graceland (Iowa). ''We served extremely well. Even though we had only five aces, we hit our spots and took them out of their passing." He added that team deptl1 was a big factor in taking the title: "Being able to play 10 to 11 people pulled us through." The Lady Cats came from behind to beat Washburn at home for Homecoming, winning the match three games to two.. The team is currently 23-16 and are a perfect 90 at home. PSC's next and last regular season home match is on November 8th against Graceland.





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Students donate blood, give gift of life to others by Genelle Czirr On Nov. 3, students and faculty of PSC had the opportunity to give "the gift of life" by donating blood. The American Red Cross Bloodmobile had a donating center set up in the Student Center. Dr. Daryl Long, professor of math and science, has given blood 53 times. He started giving blood in the early 1970s because of health problems his wife was having. His goal was to donate 10 gallons over his lifetime. Currently, he is one pint short of having donated six gallons. Long said, "By donating blood, you're giving the gift of life. You're giving someone another sunrise. Blood is the ultimate gift you can give to another person." For a first-time donor, though,the process can be pretty scary. Potential donors must meet specific health requirements and cannot have engaged in any behavior, such as sharing dirty drug needles or engaging in sexual activities with an AIDS infected person, that might put them or the recipient in danger of contracting the AIDS virus. After filling out an information sheet, potential donors are asked a series cf questions about their health and sexual history. Blood pressure

and temperature are taken just to make sure donors are healthy. A drop of blood is then drawn from the ear to check for iron deficiency. If everything meets the required standards, the donors are sent to a table where they are to place a bar" coded sticker on their information sheets· that says whether their blood is safe to use, or if they have reason to believe their blood is unsafe to use. The only means of identification at this point is the bar-coded sticker. · Donors are then directed to a table where they will be given the units that will be used during the actual donating process. A pint of blood is what is generally donated. Finally, donors are assigned to a donating table where they will be lying during the actual dontion. The donation takes about 10-20 minutes. Donors are escorted to another table following their donation where a light snack is served. They are to remain at that table for 15 minutestomakesuretherearen't any problems such as dizziness, excessive bleeding or fainting. Most donors are left with a small bruise where the needle was inserted. The bruise usually goes away within a . few days.

And the wall came tumbling down CLAY SCOTT, PSC FRESHMAN, helps the college's maintenance crew clean up after a Geo Storm automobile. smashed into the Peru State College welcome sign near T.J. Majors Bldg. The Nemaha County Sheriff's Department says the Otoe county car, which had four occupants, three males and one female, went airborne after hitting the curb in fron! of the sign. Prior to hitting the curb, the car had skidded 150 to 155 feet. The accident happened at approximately 2:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5. None of the people in the car was hurt.--photo by Jesse Henderson

New policy affects transfer students Degree holders can enter PSC as juniors by April Czaplewski How would you like to get out of college earlier than planned? How would you like to shorten your college career by a semester or two? If you are a transfer student, listen closely. This plan is for you! As of Oct Z'l. a new plan for PSC transfer students Wa<J accepted. Students with an Associate of Arts (AA) or an Associate of Science (AS) degree from an accredited community college will enter PSC as a junior and with all general studies requirements fulfilled. PSC is the first college in Nebraska to endorse such a plan. This

transfer policy affects everyone accountable to the current catalog and will come into effect this January. ..This program says a lot for PSC. We're the first institution to accept the AA and AS degrees. We're on the cutting edge of what's happening in education. We are using junior colleges the way they're supposed to be used," stated Dr. Dan . Cox, associate professor of education. Becky W etjen, junior Physical . Education major, received an AA · degree from Platte Community College at Columbus. She said, "This is so sweet. I'm a junior, and

now I can start feeling like one. ing on my degree. I really enjoy Now I can focus on the classes that them." Hackett can distinctly give a lot of are in my subject area, not the~ that do not apply to my major," said credit concerning her "new lifestyle" to the now unnecessary Wetjen. Other students weren't quite as , general education class, Wellness. excited when informed of PSC's "Because of this class, I've quit aew transferring policy. For ex- smoking, lost weight. and I just feel ample, Desiree Hackett, junior mu- better. It's helped me to take better sic ~ajor, is in the process of re- care of my~elf. General education ceiving an associate degree trom .courses help to exand my mind Metro Community College in more. I absorb information like a . Omaha. She stated, "I really don't sponge," said Hackett. Dr. Robert Burns, president of really care. I thrive on education. I'm always curious about some- PSC, said, "PSC's new policy is in thing ,and general education classes the best interest for everyone." An anonymous .psychology~soci~ serve as filler time while I'm work-

:>logy major disagreed. He received an AA from an accredited community college and enrolled at PSC prect: <ling the 94-95 catalog. "You shouldn't be penalized for not startng at Peru State," he said "I bad to take 21 credits over again! That's hull!" he said.

See "Transfer policy" on page 8


College 100? College 100 is a requirement for graduation. But, is it for everyone? In a way, it is, but also in the same respect, it's not. Another class to consider would be Study Skills. The College 100 class is about several different subjects. It covers everything from substance abuse and intervention to awareness of sexaully transmitted diseases and time management. From my conversation with Greg l\1itcheH, director of Student Support Services and also one of the



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Freshman Orientation to me implies a student who is fresh out of high school and maybe hasn't been out in the real world as long as some people have. I think of the two courses, College 100 and Study Skills, that the Study Skills course should be the requirement for graduation. Yes, I love all of the aspects of Study Skills and would highly recommend it for any one, but especially to the nontraditional students who are return, ing to college after being out of school for awhile.


NOVEMBER 18, 1994 .

Registration can cause madness

Final Exam Schedule The following exam schedule is for the on-campus exam week of Dec. 12-15. Monday, Dec. 12

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Original Qass Time 4:00M 12:00M 2:00T 3:30T

Exam fime 8:00-lO:OOam. 10:30am.-12:30p.m. 1:00-3:00 p.m. 3:30-5:30 p.m:

Tuesday, Dec. 13 Original Cass Time l:OOM 8:00T 8:00M 3:00M

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

Wednesday, Dec.14

Original Cass Time ll:OOT ll:OOM 9:00M 9:30T

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

Thursday, Dec. 15

Original aass Time lO:OOM 12:30T 2:00M

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.


out it, madness may quickly set in. If Week in each semester could I For example, the catalog may state . possibly be worse than finals, last·. "every semester" or "spring seinesweek was it. Students were seen . ter, odd years," but the class fails to frantically searching through their . make its appearance in the schedcatalogs with bewildered looks, ule. ~~er famo~ "m~ of practically tearing apart their cop- decepti~ ~ten used IS l_>avmg the . ies of the schedule of classes for wroog listed, or havmg two or next semester and .hysterically more required courses offered at knocking on their advisors' doors the same time and on the same day. during the few days preceding pre- · As many of you know by now it registration, all in order to perfect does little good to complain to your . the ultimate schedule. This has to · advisor or anyone else about these · be the week when every student problems. It is better to laugh about . must wonder if he or she will ever . it and play "outguess the schedule!" graduate. . This can actually help relieve some I have learned in my three years at . of the tension otherwise created. PSC that it is nearly impossible to . I began to wonder as the week's . perform this task, especially as . end drew near that instead of trying graduation nears. I have, however, to make this stressful week easier learned that a sense of humor is a · for us, the academic affair's permajor requirement when trying to sonnet stayed up late and tried to put your schedule together. With- figure out methods to make pre-

NOTE: Original Chm Time indicates the first chm meeting of the week or only class meeting of the. week. EVENING CLASSES

1) If the class meets once a week, then the exam period is during the scheduled class meeting. 2) If the class meets more than once a weekand begins at 6:30 p.m:. then

the exam period is 6:00-8:00 p.m. on the first day of the week ~t the. . class meets. · 3) If the class meets more than once a week and begins at 8:00p;m:. then the exam period is 8:30-10-:30 p.m. on the first day of the week that the class meets. EXAM WEEK POLICIES 1) Students are not to make travel, work or personal plans which conflict

with the college's scheduled exam week. 2) Students are to take their examinations at the scheduled times.

3) Any student with more than three exams on one day should consult with the Vice-President for Academic Affairs before seeking alternative arrangements. NOTE: If you have any questions about the exam schedule, please contact Dr. Smith in the Administration Building.

Still nothing to do? Come on! }

by .Amy Bremera .You know, people complain all the time that there is nothing to do for fun because they attend PSC.. Did anybody even read the first issue of the paper? Tum to page four. I wrote a long (yet interesting) article on just how many things there are to do in and around Penl. whether a person has ac.cess to a vehicle or not. This is my fourth year at PSC. and because of all the things to do around here, I haven't tried everything yet. I've never played paintball (which Ron Britt keeps yelling at me for). I've only seen one recital and one comedian. rm


by Tera Stutheit


only involved in three extra- , curricular activities. And I don't "party" very Often either. . ; Still, I can't find the ~e to do everything I wouldlike to do here in Peru. Between working twice a ' week and trying to get invOlved · ·with as many activities as I can, ' , there's just not enough. time to lry all the things this ~unity and school offers. . Like I wrote in the first issue, ~ften people do have to think , creatively to have a good time. :But geez, we are in college; we :should be able""'k;' think once in a :while, especially if it's about . having fun.


·registration a way to test our wits ; and make US question Our Stability · as students! I realize, of course, that small , campuses will always have a prob, lem with course offerings, and students will forev~ complain about them. At least some things will · never change. · To all of you who will gradnate this fall or next spring, congratulalions. You have mastered schedul·ing. However, I am sure you have ·had many of your own troubles. . I can only hope pre-registration . gets easier in the future. However, . all students should be prepared to drop everything and devote their entire attention to completing their next schedules. 0.And remember to · smile and chuckle to yourself often; · otherwise, self-fustitutiOnalism may 1 result.

New way of registering¡ not fair to many seniors: by Tricia Kruse Last week at PSC, seniors found themselves struggling through 1 registration lines and closed classes. Seniors and juniors were found registering together on Nov. 9. In past years seniors have always had the distinction of registering first, so that they could get all of their required classes. Before, registration ran in class-standing order, with specific times for people 1 to register according to the alphabet and class ranking. Many of the lower classmen, back then, couldn't wait to become seniors so they could have the priority of registering first. Many people find it a mark of respect to be a senior, because being a senior means that a person has made it over the hump and is almost out of college. Seniors this year were frustrated, commenting that they didn't wait all of these years only to have to struggle to get the classes they need to graduate. . The seniors are not frustrated with the juniors, but with the way registration was handled this semester. Many seniors found themselves waking up early to make it to registration, only to find several juniors ahead of them. Sophomores can sympathize with this issue, since they registered with the freshmen on Nov. 10. Dr. Terry Smith, vice president for Academic Affairs, researched the idea of condensing the registration schedule and thought it would save time. Smith said that his research showed there would be no problem for seniors to get into their classes. Smith presented his idea to the Student Senate and the members passed it. Some classes did close on Nov. 9 before some seniors could register, but they were later reopened. Maybe it is just a matter of pride for the seniors who are worried about this issue, but the Times staff has a suggestion. We can still keep the three-day idea; just have the seniors go Wednesday morning, the juniors Wednesday afternoon, the sophomores Thursday morning, the freshmen Thursday afternoon and have registration open to all on Friday. This idea may not solve the problem, but we could at least try




Places to go - Things to do Nov. 16-19: Play, "Musical Comedy Murders", in College Theatre at 8:00 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20 is a matinee of the play beginning at 2:00 p.m.

Nov. 19: Men's basketball vs. Graceland at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21: Intramural 4x4 volleyball at the AWAC at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 22: Turkey Toss at the Student Center at 12:00 noon. Nov. 22: Intramural coed wiffle ball at the AWAC at 6:30 p.m.

Nov. 22: Student music recital at Benford Recital Hall at 8:00 ' p.m. Nov. 24-27: No classes because of Thanksgiving break. Classes are dismissed at 5:30 ' p.m. on Wednesday. Nov. 28-29: Intramural coed wiffle ball at the AWAC at 6:30. Nov. 30: Choir Tour.

A don't do that or this will happen type of theory. How about this one? If you kill someone you, too, will die! There's not a lot of red tape in that sentence, folks. In our cotmtry we have this bluff called the death penalty. It's not practiced on a very wide basis because some special interest groups who are out to save the world say that "Death is not morally correct" or "It'll never work." I have an off-the-wall suggestion. Let's give it a shot! The worst it could do is (gulp) work. There is a reason that Singapore has a non-existent crime rate. Instead of trying to reform a convicted killer and sending him back to the street so he can acquire the title of repeat offender, let's light some of these clowns up. Let's cut the term "repeat offender" right out of the problem category. Let's eliminate the situations where the explanation of ''unconstitutionally vague" can

be used to free or lessen the punishment of one who has been proven guilty of killing another human being. In the Joubert case the State is appealing the decision made by Judge Cambridge, and that is a positive step. Still, there shouldn't even be a situation like this, given the circumstances. Let's try fighting crime with a little authority. The pm:ust!Illt:ll!s don't necessarily be cruel and unusual, just done more swiftly and ~videspread. We win always have a diseased society, but let's not neglect the obvious infections. If you are one of those people who are out to save the world, I'm not asking you to subscribe to my point of view. I am asking that, next time a parolled killer has a problem relocating and starting a new and reformed life, maybe you could rent out that spare bedroom. Please, don't be hypocritical.

tt by Dan Ketelsen Picture this. You've gone through four years of school, you've graduated and you've even kept a long distance relationship together for the entire four years. (The relationship being the larger accomplishment of the two.) The wedding date is set, the invites are in the mail and the cake has been frosted. One night you tell your fiance that you're going to meet the boys at the pub for beverages, and you won't be gone long. You leave for a few hours and return only to have the county medical examiner greet you at the door. He tells you he's not positive-, the dental records will have to be used for confirmation, but he thinks the body before you is your wife who has been raped and bludgeoned into a case for the unethical treatment of criminals club. To help the visual along we 'II say the criminal, Jeffrey Wayne

Manson, a repeat offender, is tried, convicted beyond a reasonable doubt and paroled in eight years. Yeah, that sounds fair. Besides, he was probably confused about his sexuality at the time the murder was committed. You can't possibly sentence a man to death who was pondering a situation of that magnitude. Yes, I am satirizing this great country's penal system, and the sad thing is that this hypothetical situation is not that far-fetched. Fellow human being and convicted killer John Joubert is part of a more hilariously sickening scenario that has unfolded with the help of U.S. District Judge William Cambridge. Judge Cambridge recently overturned the death sentence of convicted killer John Joubert, who was found guilty in the 1983 slay;ngs of Christopher Walden, 12, and Danny Joe Eberie, 13. Judge Cambridge ruled that Joubert was deniedhis

constitutional rights during his sentencing in Sarpy County District Court. Judge Cambridge said that in the application of Nebraska's death-sentence, the term "exceptional depravity" was unconstitutionally vague in Joubert' s case. This man who killed two young boys will not be destroyed like a rabid animal. The survivors of Quistopher and Danny Joe will have to prolong their countdown to death. Come on, people, when will this ludicrousness end? When will the authority figures in this country return from the sabbatical they have taken from the world of common sense and usefulness and get serious. To cure a problem you go after it, cut it off at the pass with all of 'yer guns a blazin'. The drug war is waged on stopping the problem before it starts. The AIDS epidemic is fought with education. If you don't wear a condom, you will acquire HIV,

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any unnecessary not to fire. The shots couldn't of pre-teen The excitement that place was overwhelming. I was lucky enough to be one of seven participants who enjoyed the paintball experience Friday, October 21. Coach Mark Mathews., Coach Kevin MiUer,

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Ron ventured to the wooded area on the east side of the Oak Bowl to a game of Poker Chip In case haven't been informed the new wave of athletics, paintballing is where it's at It has even worked itself to the Peru State College campus. Ron ·Britt, a junior history major, heads a cluster of people on occasional

The games are m Center approximately 80 acres land teammates popular again. this was n o northwest of Peru. There are participants some volleyball game. This was boundaries on all :sides to The participants something totally unfamiliar to encourage safety. And safety is an themselves in camouflage and aspect of the game that Ron really us. either bring their own equipment stresses, "If you follow the rules Trying to chameleon ourselves or rent it from Ron. A paintball it's a safe sport It may hurt a with camouflage and silence, a dead tree that had fallen was our gun, a facemask, and paintballs little when the paintbaHs rut you, shield from the enemy. We sat . (usually 100) is what is but there is no serious damage." crouched for what seemed like The paintballs are round, thinhours and the only sound was the skinned gelatin capsules with rustling of leaves under us as we colored liquid inside it. Paintballs frequently changed positions are very similar to large round trying to find the m o s t vitamin capsules or bath oil beads. comfortable one possible. The fill inside paintballs is non"There he is," Mary whispered. . toxic, non-caustic, water-soluable, body went stiff as I saw the · and biodegradable. It rinses off vador-like mask peering about. clothing and off skin with mild He was about 70 away and soap and water. When a paintball of our position. "Do tags a player the thin gelatin skin we shoot him?" I asked m y splits open and the liquid inside equally-frightened companion. leaves a bright "paint" mark. "I don't know," she inhaled And I had plenty of paint marks silently afraid any sound would tip in the game we played. I got hit off our foe. four times and 0 hit" zero times. Naive and unfamiliar with the Ron reassured me though, "When game, we did nothing but watch. you get used to the gun and how it He slithered around the tree and works, your accuracy will improve . before we knew it, "POP POP!" a lot. You'll be much more His shots were fired. The first one successful next time." hit my shoulder. The initial Next time, I can't wait. shock scared me as I plunged from Britt says, "If you are my crouched position to a sprawl interested in playing orjust want on the ground. Mary, also a little to know more about the sport, shaken toppled about only to get THESE WARRIORS- FOUGHT IN THE PAINTBALL BATTLE of Nov. 6: (front row from left) Scott feel free to call [him] at 872shot seconds later. "Ouch! We've Bullock, Kevin Miller, Joe Suber, Kevin Mahoney and Ron Britt; (back row from left) Dave Ratzlaff, Jake Strange, ' 3705. Everyone is welcome!" been hit!" we called out loudly Jason Cecil, Andy Suber, Dave Riley, Justin Ogren, Dale Lieneman, Mark Mathews and Sunny Lofton.-photo by Jesse Henderson

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by Dan Ketelsen A little money, some books and an average amount of brains are essential to continuing the pursuit of higher education, but without the most basic and


maybe even the back seat of a car. Some students choose to remain in the dorms while other students move into house or elsewhere. Before making a final decision, as to where they should live, students must weigh their options and, more importantly,

"I like living off campus because the "" people I don't want to come over, don't come over." Terry Rice, senior

essential. material item, a roof, you could be left out in the cold A question that faces every student at one time or another is, ''Where should I live, on campus oroff campus?". At the beginning of the sophomore year. traditional-aged students are free to live anywhere they wish: a dorm, a house or

their resources. What influences a student to live on campus or off cam.pus? Obviously the lifestyle of the student is a major factor. When asked the question of why he likes living off campus, senior Terry Rice gave serious consideration and replied, ''I like living off campus because the

people I don't want to come over, don'tcomeover. Also,Icanplay my radio as loud as I want, and, as a 21-year-old, I can have a drink when I want." When asked why she moved off cam.pus, senior Carla Glatllar responded, "I didn't feel like being babysat anymore. Offcampus you can take on the responsibility of being 22-years- · old, and you're not treated like an 11-year-old." Is dorm life really all that bad? Senior Alex Malcom didn't seem to think so. Malcom stated, "Living on campus is more simple. There's no wait to get into one of the few houses off campus worth living in." Senior Brandon Bender, who has lived both on campus and off, recently moved b~k on campus because he says, ''It's easier to meet people and get involved with campus activities. On the other hand. I am 21-years-old and feel I don't need a ''Resident Mom."

There are always advantages and disadvantages of living anywhere." Another student familiar with the biannual decision-making process is senior Mike Rucker. Rucker has claimed homes in six different structures in his fouryear career at Peru State. Rucker states, 'The monthly rent is easier on the cash flow than having to pay one big payment before each semester." Rucker did say, however, he too felt more in touch with the goings on at PSC when lie lived on campus. The bottom line is wherever youchoosetolive,therearegoing to be good and bad aspects of your dwelling. If you like to drink and listen to excess noise, the dormitories are probably not going to be your residence of choice. Theothersideofthecoin is that if you like the comradery of intimate living quarters. you probably own an on-campus parking permit.


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Students juggle jobs and studies by Amy Bremers

her job. Criner stated," I don't like lto work in general. If I didn't have t b.ll d f h 1 I o pay i s an pay or sc oo , uldn't d . ,, WO 0 it. La.fl.m al so wouldn 't workif she didn't eed th t li Sh n e money o ve. e said, "If I didn't have to work, I . · 1 ed would be able toget moremvo1v . th .~ ·n· w rk 1Il e acuVI es on campus. o · . r ·t th t f tun. I · . mg; dum s e amounF 0 e lcanI spen on campus. or examp e, would like to get involved with Student Senate, but I can't because I'm· always working. However, if I didn't work I would have to live at home I c~uldn't afford to go to sch.oo"I, buy books or pay for rent, gas and bills. Cathy Schnell, a junior language arts major, works in the bakery at Country Mart in Nebrask& City. She worked there last semester also, and plans to continue working until the end of this semester, when she will move. She said that she likes parts of her job, and although she doesn't · like working in general, she would still do it if she didn't have to pay her basic survival bills. "I think that I would probably get very bored if I didn't w<>lk," Schnell said. "I would probably just stay home all day and get fat."

if she didn't have to pay for rent, titilities and her credit card bill.·. Glathar, who has worked at Cooper· Nuclear Station in the health /phys- · ics department since June, stated, · "I've worked all through college· (at Earl May, at Auburn Discount liquor and at Hinky Dinky), so I'm. used to working. My job now, though, is an internship, so I'm learning a lot of stuff that could be a career for me some day... so the work's not too bad." How does working affect students' grades and social life? Some students, like Criner, feel that having a job affects these aspects of their lives greatly. Criner said, "I know for a fact that my grades would be much better if I had more time to do· homework. I spend a lot of time doing homework, and even though my grades are satisfactory, I would STEVE KELSAY, SOPHOMORE ELECTRONICS/ROBOTICS MAJOR, works as a pizza chef at Casey's General Store in Peru. Many PSC students hold still like to do better." As far as part-time jobs.-photo by Sean McLaughlin Criner' s social life is concerned, she remembered during her freshman and sophomore year, "All my 3:00 this semester, but I get stuff fere with her social life. "I've had friends were always doing some- done. However, when all my friends jobs that I've had to work nights at, thing, and I·had to work. like on go out, I can't because I usually and when I worked at those places, I could never go out and screw Saturdays, I had to miss all the have to work." Some students find that their jobs around or relax. Having a job doesn't football games. If I didn't have to work, I could have done a lot more affect their grades, but not their affect my grades though. I learned social lives. Potter said, "I get to how to study and manage my time with my friends." spend time with everyone. My because I've always had a job." Other students, like Laflin and Jason Potter, a freshman history :1 Cducationmajor,feels the same way. Kelsay, feel that their jobs interfere. grades, though, are affected. Some- As Schnell stated, "Most people both of these jobs in September, Potter, who wotks about 20 hours a with their social lives, but not with times, when the job requires too have to have jobs. That's a fact. their grades. Laflin said, "Since many hours, I don't have time to get Most parents - even those who pay I'm not off until after 11:15, it's homework done, even when I stay for the cost of school - don't just "When I come home from work, I'm so hard to have much of a social life up until 2:00 in the morning to do throw money at their kids. We have to work for our money." outside of work and school. But at it." tired•.• that I don't want to do homework Schnell stated that because she Most students need to work to pay my job, a lot of people come in and or anything else." doesn't work nights, her social life for bills or school, or just to have talk to me, and I get to see a lot of - Cathy Schnell, junior lanuage arts major people, so it's not like I don't have isn't affected by her job. However, extra money. But is there any benany social life because I work. As her grades often are. ''When I come efit of working? "Of course," Glathar said. "Workand before having them, had worked week at Subway in Auburn, stated,, far as my grades, I think they're home from work, I'm so tired because I work eight hour days that I ing has helped me. I don't just go at Hinky Dinky, Shelton Fireworks "I like my job, and I don't mind actually better because I work. I . , out and spend money on stupid and ITI. He plans to continue .vorking. If I didn't have to work to have to organize my time a lot bet- don , t. want t~. do homework - or i things; instead, I save it. working working at Casey's until the end of pay for car insurance and my loans, ter than if I didn't have to work. If anything else. . , has made me responsible. (I think) the school year, and maybe during I still would. Working helps me something is due, I can't procrastiSome stud~ts, like Gla~, don t having a job through college shows the summer. stay out of trouble and concentrate . nate." feel ~t wo~g_affects therr grades that you have initiative, that not Kelsay agrees. He stated, "Any- or their social hfe. Glathar, who everything is handed to you, and Kelsay said that although his jobs more on school so I don't party all body who is determined enough works, between 2~-25 hours a week, that you can make it on your own." take up a lot of his time, "I would the time." can make time to get homework doesn t work at rught, and says that still work if I didn't have to pay for "Working takes up most of my my bills. I could afford things like. time," stated Kelsay, "but that's not done. I haven't gotten to bed before is the reason working doesn't intera good stereo system or a new car." always bad. If I had a lot of time on Senior elementary I special educa- my hands, I would probably sit tion major Felicia Criner works at around bored drinking beer and and has worked on and off there watching too much TW' 813 CENTRALAVENUE AUBURN, NE 68305 for the last three years. 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·students soon to slam into the sledding season by Korey Reiman The thought of speeding down a

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Pilgrims conquered the 'Turks' Another fractured history lesson by Priscilla Kleinjan Gobble!! Gobble!! It's getting close to that time of year again... Thanksgiving. Turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, salads, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. This is a custom that is traditionally known as the Thanksgiving Feast It wasn't until the Revolutionary War, however, that the "feast" became national. The Civil War brought our people together with a new sense of national oneness. Since 1863, the President of the United States has. annually issued a Thanksgiving Proclamation. Who would have thought back in those days that the tradition of this special holiday would've lasted until today? According to Henry Austin, author of The First Thanksgiving in Amegfg, Governor William Bradford declared this day was proclaimed as a day of giving thanks because of deliverance from the horrible first winter when nearly half of the village perished, but also because of the comparatively sue-

cessful crops. Some people believe the first Thanksgiving was more of a harvest festival than a day of giving thanks back in the early years. A true Thanksgiving was a day of prayer and a day of feasting. Pilgrims had a very good reason to be thankful. After their bleak winter, they managed to construct eleven houses and four buildings they shared. They made friends with the Indians and were taught how to grow com. It was a promise that the colony would now survive! Their Thanksgiving consisted of about three days of feasting and merrymaking. They enjoyed deer, geese, wild turkey, and duck. The exact date of their feast is not known, but some believe it to be about midOctober in the modem calendar. Of the religious festivals, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter, Thanksgiving is the only one that is for all the people. It appeals to all of us whatever our political faith may be as lovers of our country. From that time until now Americans have celebrated Thanksgiving in much the same manner. It signi-



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fies a reunion of families. Family members and family friends get together under one roof and enjoy a big dinner, watch the big Macy's parade flow through the streets of New York and almost always have a football game or two on to watch. Some folks also gather around in the evening and play cards. So, as you can see, Thanksgiving hasn't changed a whole lot from the early years 'til now. It is just more festive. So, when you sit down to have your big dinner this Thanksgiving, remember the pilgrims, for if it weren't for them, none of this ever would have come into being.

ming into a tree at the bottom may not sotmd all that enjoyable to some, but as those who have done it before will tell you, it's a blast. With the onset of winter, the thrill of sledding will quickly come back into fad. For those of you new at Peru it won't be long before you get to experience the "thrill of the hill" out here in Peru. Alex Malcom, a senior sports management major, said that the best hills in Peru are the cemetery hill, gut buster, and the hill across from the complex. For those who don't know where these highlights of the winter season are, just ask. an upperclassman, and they will be happy to tell you where. Stories abound about sledding experiences. Malcom said that during his sophmore year there was a huge snow storm that hit PSC. The power was knocked out for two · days, and school was let out. For the entire two days the campus did . nothing but sled. People used stolen road signs, intertubes, lunch trays and anything else they could find that would do the job. Malcom said that people would

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ige elected to .post Thomas Ediger, professor of music, was recently elected to Music Teacher Association's President-Elect office at their convention. He will serve a three-year term in that office, automatically become President of the organization.

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along with me J?HN MITCHELL,. (LE~T) A FRESHMAN FROM OMAHA, looks as though he wants to pass the :n1crophone offered by Jazz smger Jane Powell. Powell and her band performed for an audience of about 75 people m tl:e Colleg~ ~he~tre on Nov. 3. Desiree Hackett (right), a senior from Omaha, had already taken her turn with the audience partlc1pat1on song. Powell and her band performed such classics as "Take the A Train" and more current numbers such as "I'll Always Love You."-photo by Doug Kerns

shots are still available through the PSC Health Cen.ter and no ...................---------·"Transfer policy" from Individuals, Student Org_anizations · is necessary· and Smail Groups to "Promote I Mark Orth, senior business adSPRING sub- numstration · · · and sports admimstra· stantsialBREAK MONEY'95. and:Earn FREE TRIPS. CALL THE NATION'S lion major, said he has to take at LEADERhINTER-MCAS MPUS least 15 credits in addition to his PSC vocal music groups will present a choir concert on Sunday, Prl..OGRA major courses. Deeexnber 4 at 3 p.m. 1-800-327-6013 With pre-registration already past, many students were suprised to hear of the new policy. Hackett said, "I was not informed of the new program at Peru." "One of the responsibilities of the advisor is to inform the students of these opportunities," said the anonymous source. Overall, students are very pleased with the new transferring policy. "I'mnothawy that we who started earlier than this year didn't get it. but there's no reason we shouldn't

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Students wage :'car wars'/ JEREMY MARTENSEN, LEFf, AND SOPHOMORE JOHN BREAZIL, RIGIIT, race their homemade cars in the basement.or the ITE building. On ~ov. 2, Industrial ~echnology students held a tournament which was supervised by Ross assistant professor of Industnal Technology. Tim Moore, a freshman, won the tournament with his car007.-photo by Amy Bremen

page 1 be happy for those who get to talce d f .t.. 1 " .d the a vantage o we p an, sru anonymous source. 'There are many benefits to a plan like this. You can plan your classes better. I'm glad to hear they're accepting· AA and AS degrees at 100 percent It'll help students get out sooner as well as attract stu· dents to PSC," said Hackett. "When I frrst came to Peru, I was , mad because I had to talce extra f classes just because I transferred. Now, I'm very hawy. I'll get out a whole semester earlier!" exclaimed W etjen. Cox added,"This is going to be a real draw for the college."

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by Jodi l. Hytrek Has anyone wondered lately what the college is doing putting up a huge satellite dish outside of TJ :Majors? No, the college is not trying to get better reception for their cable stations or trying to add .. HBO 2. The college is bringing distance learning to the Campus of a Thousand Oaks. By the beginning of 1995, PSC will be able to receive classes from all over Nebraska through the satellite, and by the fall of 1995 PSC will be able to send classes to sites all over the state. For many years PSC has offered classes to students who could not travel to the campus at many sites in the area. These sites included Beatrice, Falls City, Milford, Offutt and even Douglas County. At this time, however, in order to offer classes at these sites PSC instructors travel to these sites themselves and teach the courses. According to Dr. Robert Bums, president of PSC, 'The purpose of distance learning is to present instruction to people who can't get it any other way. This will make access to classes easier for the student." Burns said that when distance learning is completely in place, the classroom teacher will essentially be able to be in many places at once. Ross Udey, assistant professor of industrial technology and Dr. Terry Smith, vice-president for Academic Affairs have been

coordinating PSC' s efforts to bring distance learning to this campus. They began by writing a grant to get the money for faculty training. They are now in the process of choosing the equipment, obtaining bids for the project and selecting courses to receive and to send. The satellite and main terminal were provided byNEBSAT. According to Dr. Smith, the first step in the process is for PSC to become a receiving site. Students will be able to take a class in TJ Majors that will be broadcast from a site outside of Peru. This will be a two-way interactive video and audio classroom where students can see the teacher and their class and also ask questions of the instructor during the class period. One of the main differences in this type of instruction, according to Udey, is that students will have to push a button on a microphone to ask a question or speak in class. ''Students may be apprehensive at first, but after they get used to it, it should be very well received." Udey also stated that a n advantage to students is that the instructor must be more prepared. An instructor must have better visuals and be more prepared for each class because it is a live broadcast and all the class time must be used. There will be a proctor on the site handing out papers and tests and collecting and sending the assignments to be

graded At this time, the only items being looked at for the distance learning program at the beginning ·of the year are sessions for area businesses such as Cooper Nuclear Station or sessions for professional recertification is such things as nursing. For the second stage of the program, faculty members at PSC will be selected and trained to be instructors. There is much more planning to teaching distance learning classes, and there is a different teaching style to be used. The teachers basically need to start from scratch in preparing for the class. Udey stated that there are three criteria that an instructor must meet to work with distance learning. "First of all, the instructor must have a positive attitude toward distance learning. Second, he or she must be a well seasoned teacher. Third, the teacher must be willing to put in the extra time needed to prepare the class materials." In the fall of 1995, students will be able to take a class at PSC with an instructor in TJ Majors that will be broadcast to several sites around Nebraska. In these initial stages of the project, there are many questions about class offerings, scheduling, tuition and class size limits. However, the wheels are in motion and distance learning will soon be a reality at PSC.


NO, IT'S NOT TO GET THE PLAYBOY CHANNEL. The college has installed this satellite dish on the south side of the T. J. Majors Bldg. as one of the steps in putting its distance learning program in place.-pboto by Jodi Hytrek

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Loss turns to eternal gain JERRY EDIGER, YOUTH PASTOR AT MENONITE BRETHREN CHURCH in Henderson speaks to the PSC Fellowship of Christian Athletes group on Nov. 3. E.diger discussed "Thinking Eternally,'' and Ashley and Amber Epp, 13, also from Henderson, danced for the group. Looking on and listening is Audrey Fulton.-phom by Doug Kerns

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Activity trair needs cleaning up by Robin L. Payton Several faculty members and the Biology Qub are interested in deaning up the Activity Trail which nms behind Al Wheeler Activity Center. While several peqie have discussed this project for a couple of semesters, this may be the year that some of the work will be accomplished. According to Dr. Larry Pappas, professor of biology, there are three stages to the development of the trail. The first stage, planning, is what all interested parties are currendy dOOig. After the initial planning, the actual wa:k of cleaning up the trail will begin. Once the trail is somewhat reclaimed, funding will be needed to maintain the trail and to realize additional goals. Dr. William aemente, assistant professor of English, the originator of this project, says that one of the goals he would like to see realized is to set aside a portion of the mm for planting native~- Part of the trail runs along the border between the hills and the tall-grass

THIS ~X_ERC::I,SE STATION ON TH~ ~CTIVITY TRAIL is situated behind A.O. Majors Hall close to where that buildmg Joms the Al Wheeler Act1V1ty Center. Many of the exercise stations still stand but most are in disrepair. The Biology Oub would like to clean up the trail and label plant species so that the trail• could be used for projects in biology classes.-photo by Sean Mclaughlin




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prairie of southeastern Nebraska. allowing hikers to view two differing ecosystems. The organizers may need to consult experts in order to accomplish an appropriately preserved area The Biology Oub is considering labeling several sites of interest and plant species, then offering nature hikes to daycares and schools in exchange for donations to the club. Dr. Pappas would be able to use the mm for several elem projects with his biology students. Dr. Thomas Klubertanz, assistant professor of biology, and PSC President Robert Bwns, are also supportive of this project and of developing further uses for the trail. Also, all PSC students would have a place to walk in a natural setting. Many options are being discussed and student input is encouraged. Anyone with a desire to work on this project or an idea for using the trail can contact the Biology Qub president, Carrie Winn, Dr. Clemente, Dr. Pappas, Dr. Klubertanz or Dr. Burns.

by Tricia Kruse A new club will soon be available to PSC students. Dr. Bill Oemente, assistant professor of English, is sponsoring Ftlm Qub. Film club will offer a variety of videos to students. Films from silent movies to modem flicks will be played. Additionally, the club will show film classics from all over the world. The club will focus on movies people normally can't get hold of. The ftJms will deal with present campus life and world happenings. Film Qub will be offered next semester, but may have a. meeting yet this. fall. When movies are shown,· they will be open to the public and at no charge to the viewers. Meeting times for the club will be anno'unced at a later time. The idea of the club was

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•PSC has Sacred Heart:ii,e by Korey Reiman If you pay attention to high school

JEFF. SCHA WANG, SENIOR RUNNING BACK, celebrates after scoring the Bobcats' only touchdown against Wayne State on Nov. 12.-photo by Doug Kems

Both players bad many memories they took from their high school sports in Nebraska at all, then you football games. Hochstein said that have surely beard of Falls City Sa- · be attributed the success o.-Sacred creel Heart Sacred is currently vy- Heart to the coaches and how they ing for their sixth straight state cbam- · took time to work individually with pionsbip in football this year as the players. He said the players just theirstreakof75unbeatengamesin got the job done which made the · a row continues to grow. Many hard work fun. people have beard of these accom1: Scbawang echoed Hochstein' s plishments, but what some may not feelings about the coaches playing know is that there are currently two a major role in the winning. players that go to Peru that were on Schawang also attributed the sucthe team when the streak started. cess to the bard work done in the Jeff Schawang, a senior business · weight room during the season. major, and Scott Hochstein. a sopho- · Schawang said that his most more physical education major, memoral,lle game was the team's were both on the team when the first .state championship in 1989 streak started in 1989. "Both becauseot'how much snow was on Sc,ba~g (lll<i.~qch,siem played for the, ground. Also, be bad one of bis the Bobcat$ the past seaso11'. This be8t games rushing. was Scbawang' s final year of playHochstein said the game he reing after a great career offmir years members most is the championship at PSC. Sacred Hearts' coach Doug game his senior year in which the Goltz, who has coached Sacred . team won. Hochstein said, "We Heart from the beginning of the· lost a.lot of starters the prior year, streak, is also an alumn of Peru and a lot of people thought we State. ·couldn't do it again, and the streak

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would end. Buf·we peeved, all that didn't have belie{{ : in us .wrong." Hochstein said that it wasn't so much the goal of winning championships that drove him through each season, but rather the tradition. He said, "It gets harder and harder each year playing behind the tradition !hat has been famed. We wanted live up to that tra(:litiOO,:~we looked at the season gaine by:-game just not let the traditipn down:' Schawang <iai;<fw~i<lrovc was, "watcbingJiwp~plt win state champions~p:;m~freshman year and seeing it wanted to feel that elation they After we ~on our fil'~t one, · feeling was so great-I jµst ~anted ro . achieve that feeling agaiit." The Sacred Heart team has gained national atten~()Jl;'."with their con. tinuous ~~multiple championships; yeffQr~(W~former ·ers, it wasn'ftite'surm.llnding .that made the c.hamfionsbips ,but the thrill of witnU11g that


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CHAD OLSON, JUNIOR defensive back, wraps up a Wayne State receiver in the Bobcats' 33-6 loss.-photo by Doug Kems

After footbrul came the sand volleyball tourney at the Complex. V-Crew was first. Wild Ones finished second. Jamal Harris won the frisbee golf tournament: Fickles Fabulous was foo much for the Hunt, beating them in the soccer competition. Future coed events include wiffle ball, sports trivia and water polO.

Wildcats sack Bobcats in finale by Chris Raabe The Peru State Bobcat football The Bobcats managed only 165 team came into the season finale yards of offense (-65 yards on the against the Wayne State Wildcats ground). Freshman, Jamie with a 3-6 record, having lost their Stinson threw for 212 yards in the last six games. The Bobcats fell 33-6 loss to Wayne ·State. behind less than five minutesintb . Stinson• is the first Bobcat the contest when Wildcat kicker . freshman to throw for over 2000 Andy Von Dollen nailed a 22-yard yards in a season. He took. to fieldgoal. the air for 2215;yards and 13 Wayne State added two touch- touchdowns in this, his rookie downs to take a 17-0 leadinto the year. The Wildcats made it hard second half. Following another on Stinson, who was constantly Wildcat touchdown, the Bobcats flushed from the pocket and sacked put their only points on the board seven times. On nine other when running back Jeff Scbawang occasions, Bobcat ball carriers scampered one yard to pay dirt. were tackled for losses.

Alex Malcom and Jacob Stallworth picked off one Wildcat pass each to give them five and three, respectfully for the year. Malcom and Larry Holliman had 10 tackles a piece. Branden Bender lead the team in tackles for the season with 100, eight of those came against Wayne State. Anthony Lee raced for 356 yards and seven scores on the ground to le<l.d <lH Bobcat rushers. ;. Terry Rice caught 61 passes for 663 yards to lead the receiving core in those categories, while Sunny Lofton caught 52 aerials for 617 yards and six TD's.

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AMY JO MCKINNEY, FRESHMAN SETTER/OUTSIDE HITTER uses her jump serve against Graceland College, Nov. 8 in the AWAC. The Lady 'Cats won the match in straight sets.-photo by Jesse Henderson

Volleyball season ends with perfect home record Bobcats defeat Teikyo-Westmar, lose to Bellevue

by Chris Raabe On November 8th, the Lady Bobcat volleyball squad upended a highly touted Graceland team 158, 15-11, 15-8. The crowd on hand was not huge but was l extremely loud. At one point in the match, the fans chanted "SIT DOWN STU", because Graceland's coach was complaining about a call on the playing floor. Stu got a standing ovation when he finally seated , . himself after receiving a yellow card 路 Coach Callendar' s squad whipped Briar Cliff in the first round of the 路 district tournament at the Wheeler Center, as seniors Raylene Walker, Andrea Graff, Mary Sughroue, and Kristi Cummins played their last home match. After splitting the first two sets 15-11, 10-15, the Lady Cats MARCUS SCHMIDT, SENIOR CENTER, prepares to take the ball to the rebounded to take the match in basket against Teikyo-Westmar in the Peru State Tourney, held Nov. 11-12 in four'setswith wins of 15-0 and 16the AWAC. The Bobcats defeated Teikyo but lost to Bellevue University 72-67'

by Chris Raabe Following a season opening loss to Central Methodist, the Bobcats crune home to host the Peru State Invitational Tournament. Peru State took second by defeating Teikyo-Westmar before bowing to Bellevue in the Championship game. .. The Bobcats took regulation and one overtime period to dispose of the Teikyo-Westmar Eagles. Trailing 39-35 at half-time, Gibbs rallied his troops to tie the contest at 73. In the extra period, the Cats outscored the Eagles 12-4 to post the 85-77 victory. Scott Martin lead PSC scorers with 18 points, while Scott Kier poured in 14. Dan "Silky" King was in the tournament final on Nov. 12.-pkoto by Doug Kerns chairman of the boards, pulling down 13 to go along with eight Nike Reebok assists. Bellevue nipped the Bobcats 7267, sending Peru State's rc~rd to 1-2. As a team, the 'Cats shot Athletic equipment and apparel for only 36 percent from the floor. all your sporting needsl Scott Martin, Ryan Kier, and Tom Riley netted 15, 14, and l 2 points, respectively. Martin and Kier also pulled down seven rebound's. each in the loss. 路 路

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Well, well, well. The first snow- stonn of the ,season fmally came. A • lot of you were probably wondering when it eventually would hit Well, . on Stmday, Nov. 27, winter blew in ~· with all its fury, even though almost · all the snow melted the next day. Llke the snow stonn two and a half years ago around Easter, this '°" stonn hit at an inopportune time • when students were coming back to school from a break. Some PSC students changed the ~ ~mes they normally would have l:headed back to school to make it ~:~~·<ick either before the storm hit or litafter it was over.. Dave Norris, a pfreshman speech I drama major, left i.his home in Council Bluffs, IA, at 8 · a.m. Sunday morning because he :: :new the stonn was coming. "It ~ was very cold and rainy when I left my house," said Norris, "but the roads weren't too bad yet. If I had come back (to school) later, I would " have been a little more wonied about i driving." Krista Hatfield, a sophomore psy-

chology I sociology I drama major, waited until the next day to drive to Peru. On Monday she had no problems driving. She stated, "Coming from Omaha to Peru, I saw a couple of stalled cars on the edge of the road, and one stuck in a ditch. I always have trouble driving on the highway when it's snowing. I'm glad I waited As it is, when I was driving in Omaha that day, my car got stuck on a hill. I couldn't get going up the hill because the road was so slick." Derek Kretsinger, a senior elementary education major, said that he left "after the majority of the storm went through." He left Omaha at 8:30 p.m. and said that at that time the interstate wasn't too bad. 'The roads in Omaha were much worse than the interstate was, I think. There were a few slick spots, of course, but I didn't have too much trouble." Junior psychology major Adam Morris thinks that as soon as winter comes for good, the hilly roads of Peru will prove more dangerous and slick than the highways. "I've

seen lots of people do '360' s', or slide into snow banks or ditches around here. The ditch by the football field is a good one for people to slide in to. Usually when the roads get really bad, I just steal (my family's) four-wheel drive and drive that around though," he said. Hatfield agreed that the Peru roads can get pretty slick. She stated, "I've gotten stuck lots of times here in Peru. I've high-centered on a block of ice and hit a pole too." Icy road conditions are especially a hazard for commuter students. Becky Malloy, a sophomore speech I drama major, commutes from Auburn and said that "When you wake up in the morning, look outside and see snow or sleet, you don't have quite enough will that day to learn." Malloy said that slick roads "scare me. How other people drive on ice scares me. I don't trust others or myself on ice. "Last year as I was driving over the bridge outside of Auburn, a pickup truck slid over into my lane. I had to swerve into the other lane.

AMY BREMERS, ASSIST ANT EDITOR of the Times and resident weather oracle, does a. 'meteorological survey' outside A.D.. Majors Hall on Dec. 6. Ai1 ice and snow storm which hit that day caused classes to be cancelled that afternoon and the following day.--photo by .Doug Kerns

After both of us had crossed the Omaha down a hill equivalent to bridge, the truck started spinning Gutbuster when the car ahead of me and went into the ditch. Now that · got stuck on an embankment. I was scary!" couldn't stop because the hill was Four years ago, Kretsinger was so icy, and I hit the other person's involvedinacaraccidentbecause See "WINTER" on page 8 of a slick hill. "I was driving in

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Madrigal Singers to delight diners on Dees 9 and 10 by Tricia Kruse ·Hear-ye, hear-ye, Lords Ladies of Peru! You are cordially invited to the Kings court (the cafeteria) on December 9 and 10 10 at 6:30 p.m., to relish in the Madrigal Christmas Dinner. For the last four years, Dr. Thomas Ediger has presented his Madrigal singers in a Renaissance festival. When Ediger first began the Madrigal dinner it was simpler. It had music from the period, a skit perfonned by the Peru Players and a jester, this year played by Russel Crouch, freshman. Through the years,.the dinner has incorporated more acts. Now the Madrigal singers are designing their own skits. Dr. Royal J?ckert per~


THE YEARS, PSCs Madrigal Singers (pictured is last year's cast) have worked to bring medieval music and comedy to the holiday season at Peru. •• photo provided by Dr. Thomas Ediger

See "MADRIGAL" on page 8

The story "New policy affects transfer students," which appeared on the front page of the Nov. 18 issue of the Times, contained an error concerning the application of the new transfer policy. The story said, "Students with an Associate of Arts (AA) or an Associate of Science (AS) degree from an accredited community college will enter PSC as a junior with all general studies requirements fulfilled." The story should have said, "Students with a college transfer Associate of Arts (AA) or an Associate of Science (AS) degree from an accredited community college will enter PSC as juniors with all general studies requirements fulfilled."


AWAC policy needs to be defined

~Maybe our country needs~

To be or not to be an athlete :; license for future parents by Dan Ketelsen I'm in wellness class. feeling guilty because I haven't been working out. and something snaps. Boom! Today is going to be the day I start exercising. yes sii, in one hour I will be sporting a new attitude and a profuse sweat Imaynothearanycries of "You're looking huge man!"-but at least I'll feel like I've done something. One hour later (at the new and improved Wheeler Center), I get stretched out and walk right into a heated argument between a faculty member and a former football player. The former player is being told he cannot lift or nm right now because he is not an "athlete." Oh yeah, did I mention that I had gone to lift with a couple of former athletes? Between these former athletes was a total nine years of service to PSC. One of these warriors bad even played on a national championship team! How athletic do you have to be to be an athl~te? Anyway, the reason we couldn't work out was because on this certain day someone bad decided to enforce the unposted rule that only "athletes" could be in the gyni at 3:30 p.m.. ·


Boy. I'd bate to see the pathetic definition of the word "athlete" the enforcer of this rule would give me. My guess is that it would read like this: "An athlete is someone whO is currently on a team here at PSC, but that person bas to be on a team that is presently involved with organized competition, and even though those people are usually at practice at this time, you cannot lift or run because you are not really an athlete (so to speak) because you 're not competing. And by the way, if you are a former athlete, you are just a flank piece of steak to us now." That sounds kind of confusing to me. Does it to you? If the use of the new and improved Wheeler Center was completely free and a charge was not added t~ my bill each semester, I'd have an easier time dealing with the red tape. Ok. enough attitude. though. How about a few suggestions. First off. I'm not going to give the obligatory line where I apologize for being a punk . If I've offended someone, consider it constructive criticism. Ifthe college is going to designate times for certain types of people, do it. Put a big si8fl up, highlight the details in hot pink and make the


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Spirit of Sant' not ust seaso

'Perfect' not easy to define

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policy stick. by Genelle Czirr Make it something we can set Anymore, it seems like a license is own father. our watches by. If ifs 3:30 p.m., What makes these stori there better not be anyone other necessary to do just about anything. than athletes in the Wheeler You need one to operate a motor tragically ironic is that the peop vehicle, cut hair, own a gun. hunt. these children depended on m Center. fish. even get married. People get are the ones that killed them. I On the same note, in the evening these licenses because they think really sad that there are people thereshouldbeatimesetasidefor the bourgeois. In the morning, they can handle the responsibility there that are this sick. that comes along with them, alonly faculty with a last name Perhaps some situations like though a license is not necessary for · could be avoided if there were beginning with the letters A-I. At 11 :00 a.m.... the biggest responsibility of all... classes available to teach some raising a child. Another idea, and it's not a new rental techniques. Maybe req · ·· A few weeks ago. the nation was a license to be a parent is not sue . one, is to employ someone with a appalled when the seach for Susan bad idea whopping four something an hour ; Smith's children came to an end, and have an attendant in the Day care providers are suppos only to find that she killed them to be licensed by the state. If AWAC at all times. Everyone · herself. Some parents improved are supposed to be licensed to could be accommodated, and a their relationship with their chil- for other people's children. w huge manual explaining the use dren to reassure them this wasn't shouldn't they have to be licens of the Wheeler Center would not going to happen to their family. to care for their own? be needed. Sadly, this story is not the only one How about charging a quarter Having children should be loo of its kind. every time a person comes into on as an honor and privilage, not 1 A few years ago, 6-year-old Lisa a God-given right. the building to work out. Do : Steinberg was starved and beaten to whatever, but do something. death by her adoptive parents. Like · Maybe this isn't as big an issue as it seems here. I just saw the way · susansmith.nobodysuspectedthat everything was handled with the Lisa's parents were capable of kill1· ing their own child. They were the former athlete, and that treatment model parents. or that's bow the could hardly be called by Krys Leeds community perceived them. professional. "Goofy" (it's the only word that _ Danny Stutzman' s body was found Christmas is coming. The g on Christmas Eve in a ditch near are getting fat and you-know _,; fits) rules are just something Chester, NE a while ago. He was is coming to town. students. shouldn't have to deal with. Students' needs are , wearing the only Christmas present It's Jolly ol' St Nick-the very· supposed to be a priority, not an he got: blue footed pajamas. The who brought you more joy ,1 j, afterthought. person that put him there was his child than acing Dr. Pippert' s ch'\ istry final would today. Admit it. You miss him. We · do. The day my best friend told Santa didn't exist. I called her a . went home and cried. Even wh by Jesse Henderson . . . . my own mother admitted more than one thing on therr mmd, ! Kringle was fictional, I had What is the perfect life? This is a and no cops coming up behind her doubts. And at the mature age question that all of us have asked 19, I still do. · ourselves at one time or another. with flashing lights. When I think of the good life, one No, I d~n't believe. in a joll~ j Andrew Suber, a freshman physical science major, gave me what might man takes the cake, and that is Mag- man weanng a red ~wt who just be the perfect life for most of .mun P.I. Here is a guy that lives in ~oun~ the ~orld m a sl~ led : the male gender. Suber' s paradise ; a mansion on the beach free of rent. eight tmy reindeer and delivers · is an endless supply of Budweiser, drives aFerrari that isn't his, can get sents to all the good boys and · any woman he wants (and usually There is a mood, an atmosph very friendly, beautiful women, and does), and has what could be the associated with the Christmas s someone to drive his ski boat on an perfect job as a private investigater. son. You've felt it. That "w endless weekend on the lake. But. to Krys Leeds, a sophomore I don't know about the rest of you, ~· you get ~~a sexy but I wouldn't complain about that smiles~ says, ~erry Cbll1Sb:na$1 speech/English education major, it lifestyle. There ts a happiness that seems is no tests. no paper_s, men with ... hover as your boss hums• vuiWUw Got Run Over by a Reindeer i To Whom It May Concern: throughout the work place (and I In reference to the PVC pipe Please return the yard you go home early!!). What do y candy canes you stole out of our ornaments. They're not that big of call it? yard at midnight Sunday Dec. 4. a trophy. Also. grow up -- you're I call it Santa Qaus. What's We don't know what you not in junior high anymore! about my Santa Qaus is he's n' thought you were getting away It's pretty bad when a person has seasonal. That relaxed happine'. with! You were both seen and to put up a reward for $20 yard you feel when your sister vol heard. (I hate to burst your bubble . ornaments. But enough is teers to do the dishes so you can -- nice try!) enough! to that Fourth of July party out at . The only things you got out of Disgusted City Councilperson, lake is Santa Qaus too. Good w the theft are $20 of PVC that my Josh Whisler and Family toward men, that's what the r · children had picked out for P.S. For any information Santa Qaus is. Christmas yard ornaments, a concerning the reward call So, you'd better watch out, chance for one of your friends to 872-5355. Have a Merry you'd better not cry because S ' turn you in for a reward, and Christmas. If you do not lives; He4Wta :W. the hearts maybe a chance to get your names return. them I hope you get minds of cbildrell and in the s . in the county ·paper's court docket. a lump of coal for · andwaQ.llgeeQngS of adults. HO HO HO! Christmas!

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DECEMBER 9, 1994

Joy, love, peace, On earth. Wouldn't it be nice to find these things wrapped in brightly colored packages? Enough for every boy and girl, tummies full of food, toys instead of guns? Warm houses to live in, jobs for Mom and Dad, families together, neighbors standing by each other, helping each other to stand straight and tall. Love, ribbons of love, entwined with garlands of hope, circling the globe, tying us together in brotherhood. Peace, love; Unity.


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'Santa Claus's coming' is too soon for some by Priscilla Kleinjan

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Are you r~dy for Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Santa Claus? If not, you'd better get into the swing of things. Christmas is just around the comer! There's less than a month's worth of shopping days left to buy gifts for family and friends. Christmas is a wonderful holiday. It brings joy and laughter. It brings toys and wanted things. It also brings bills and un\Vanted things. Nowadays, signs of this wintery holiday start to appear around Halloween. Jn the past, Christmas decorations began to appear ·around Thanksgiving. A few Auburn business people commented that some people want to see Christmas decorations, lights, garland and even gifts in their stores · as soon as these things arrive. Ken McCormick, owner and operator of Hummel's Variety in Auburn, said .that they begin to order their Christm,as itews as early as June. It takes approximately two days to decorate the front of the store. _ "I think the reason people w.ant it

[Christmas items] out so early is so · that they will be able to have a variety of selections to choose from · af).d not as many people in the store ·to shop around," McCormick said. Joyce Oetjen, manager of Earl May in Auburn, said, "We order our Christmas items in August, just about the time people start inquir·ing about them. We usually take about two and a half weeks to do our decorations so that we are ready by the end of October." A few Christmas shoppers said that they felt the Christmas items were displayed too early and they believed the "spirit" of Christmas has somewhat diminished and become more materialistic rather than spirituai. The average spent by shoppers interviewed ranged from $20 to $100 per person. These people also believed that the majority of shoppers like Christmas items out early so they can get better bargains and avoid the hectic Christ-

mas rush':_ So this year, the day after Christ-

mas will be the perfect time to start planning for the 1995 Christmas holiday season. ·

Final Exam Schedule The following exam schedule is for the on-campus exam week of Dec. 12-15. 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.

4:00M 12:00M 2:00T 3:30T

Tuesday, Dec. 13 Original Class Time l:OOM 8:00T 8:00M 3:00M

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.

\Vednesday,Dec.14 Original Class Time ll:OOT ll:OOM 9:00M 9:30T

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

Thursday, Dec. 15 Original Class Time 10:00 M 12:30T 2:00 M OPEN

Exam Time 8:00-lO:OOa.m. 10:30 <i:m.-12:30 p.m. l:00-3:00p.m. 3:30-5:30 p.m.

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 once a week, then the exam period is during the scheduled class meeting. 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. · 3) If the class meets more than once a week and begins at 8:00 p.m., then the exam period is 8:30-10:30 p.m. on the first day of the week that the class meets.



1) Students are iiot to make travel, work or personal plans which conflict with the college's scheduled exam week. 2) Students are to take their examinations at the scheduled times. 3) Any student with more than three exams on one day should consult with the Vice-President for Academic Affairs before seeking alternative arrangements.

NOTE: If you have any questions about the exam schedule, please contact Dr. Smith in the Administration Building.






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Selected students earn money j by Korey Reiman

beginning of the semester, the PSC Foundation gave money to the busiA few students at Peru are earning ness office in the amount that each money in a new hands on program student was eligible to receive. The the college began this year called students are paid every two weeks, the Clifford Harding Work Stipend just like work study: Jodi Hytrek, a post graduate maProgram. Through this program three students were selected from joring in language arts I secondary each of five different fields. The education, said that she works about five fields were: library, science, 10 hours per week. Hytrek said that busiqess, education and humani- her main duties were helping with ties. Fiftee1(students in all were the school paper, :English Club, and anything the Humanities Depart. selected for these programs. The students were selected after ment might need. Hytrek said that they applied for the scholarships. the work stipend program was difSome of the criteria for selection ferent from work study because the was: a sophomore, junior or senior type of work is more diversified. She is doing activities in her field, with a minimum grade point average of 2.5; enrolled in at least 12 which help her ready herself for her hours per semester at Peru.; recom- profession. . mended by the division chair; and Alex Malcom, a senior sports manhave a major in the appropriate field agement major, agreed with Hytrek. Each student is eligible to work Malcom said that this experience 140 hours per semester. At the was more of a hands on project.


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Malcom works through the Educa-; tion Department, and he now helps teach a class under Jim Callender. i Malcom said he has learned a lot;• through his experience while he has 1 made money. Instead of just put- 1 ting in time at work study and learn- ! ing nothing abouthis field of study,j this is hands on training. Malcom~ went on to say, "1'.hls is a chance.,~ before you get out m the real world,~ t<;> be an instructor and learn how.' things are done." The stipend is a good chance fo all types of students to make money. The stipend is not based on finan~ cial need; everyone can apply meets the criteria Hytrek said,' is a good opportunity for peopl who may not qualify for other schol arships to help pay for their educa tion. Since post-graduates don' qualify for any of the scholarships it was a great opportunity for me.";

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Although no decisions have been said that non-traditional students , Pre-registration was a big issue ad- made because the next pre-registra- have been able to vote for a r.ondressed in the previous issue of the tion is such a long way off, senate trad representative and Homecom-. PSC Times and one our own stu- submitted a letter to Dr. Terry Smith, ing King and Queen. According to ,, dent senate is looking into accord- vice-president of academic affairs, a survey sent out by the student f ing to Srott Krickau, student senate outlining the concerns and offering senate, most non-trads like this sys-, suggestions, says Krickau. tern, but some would like to vote for'i president. A problem with the five-day pre- candidates from their own class. Student senate has also been busy discussing how non-traditional stu- registration system is the lag time No decisions have been made. Complaints have been made re-' dents should vote for homecoming when no one is there to pre-register, candidates, expressing concerns to waiting time that could be spent garding the lack of variety in week..; the food service regarding weekend doing something else, stated end meals, says Krickau. These\ meals, hearing traffic appeals and Krickau. concerns were addressed to the food. Cutting may be reduced by having service. concerns regarding the parking situation and making nominations for a guard or by imposing a number Student senate is starting to wind ; the teacher's excellence award. system. Everyone would receive a down and wrap up for the semester, 'i Pre-registration issues not ouly number and wait until that number and after all this, they still have l included the new three-day system is called. made time to plan for the senat~. Concerning senate discussion Christmas party. but also concerns regarding line <!bout homecoming voting, Krickau cutting. 1

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Your mouth is watering. Your toniach is growling. While sitting tclass, you watch the clock and liticipate each second as each motent toward appetite fulfillment raws closer. You're craving any~ng; anything to satisfy your huner. Does this describe you? Do ou look forward to meeting your ~ends at the cafeteria, or has it I>-· ~come a duty to be fulfilled? SC students provide a variety of .mions. ason Timpson, sophomore psylogy and physical education ,,'gor said, "Fating is not much of a ' taneous choice. It's become a .If you find yourself answering h ambivalent feelings, you are alone. Andrea Graff, senior ge arts major declares, "Some food is good, some of it is bad. . unch, there are too many good . 'gs at once, and at supper there is

nothing to choose from." Kelsi Hines, freshman sports management major says, "They have a good variety of food. However, a lot of the food is high in fat." Other students may find the food tasty but not nutritious. For example, 'Tue fat content is terrible; everything is fried," says Krista Hatfield, sophomore psychology, sociology and drama major. Drew Billings, freshman secondary physical education and coaching major said that :if he could change one thing about the meal plan, it would be the grease content. Bryan Miller, freshman psychology and sociology major, said, "Sometimes I'll have a hamburger. Once, when they handed it to me, there was grease flying. off of it. That's not nutrition, that's disgusting." Overall, PSC students desire variety as well as nutrition. So what's the solution to the unhealthy monotony?

lpha Chi inducts new members ew members were inducted into the Alpha Chi National College .onor Scholarship Society on December 4. The purpose of Alpha Chi the promotion and recognition of scholarshiracter among students. . unior inductees are Cheryl Barteis. Shane .Buresh, April Czaplewski. · er Draper, Spencer Duncan, Shawn Gerdes. Jay Grotrian, Phyllis >rgensen, William Lockwood and Robin Payton. Senior inductees are Janet Adam, David Gibbons, Rachel Goracke, y Nedley, Lisa Parriott. Benjamin Smith and Toni Vollmer. 1cers for 1994-95 are President April Czaplewski, Vice-President ';ymond Topscher, Secretary Jennifer Draper, Treasurer Cheryl Barteis · Student Delegate William Lockwood. c.




As for a solution to provide vari- Miller said, "They need to have the they care about what we're eating. ety. Director of Food Services sandwich bar open for supper too. " Maybe now, some college kids will George H. Morrison said, "We have Hatfield said, "I think they should realize why they're gaining the freshman 15." a problem. It's the end of the se- have stir-fry for every meal." As for the solution to the high-fat, Graff said, "If you sec exactly mester, and students on the meal plan are seeing the same servers, low-nutritoun meal, the PSCFood what you are eating, you'll be more the same food bar, the same food Service has already signed a con- conscious of what you're putting dishes and are sitting with the same tract to solve that problem. Begin- into your body." Some students believe t.llls the same table. There- ning next semester, a healthy entree fore, if everything looks the same, will be served at every meal. This gram only to be the first step to everything is terrible. No matter entree will be low-salt, low-fat and · becoming health-concious. '''They should have the option of what we do, we're always fighting cholesterol free. "It will be indicated by <i;l healthy heart sticker, so . fat-free cream cheese or fat-free the boredom factor." Morrison and the PSC Food Com- always look for the healthy heart," butter to go on your bagel," said mittee do indeed attempt to fight the says Morrison. The Food Service Hatfeild. boredom however. They fight this will provide the nutritional infor- Hines said, "I can't eat salads here war with "weekly monotony break- mation immediately beside the en·· because there aren't any fat-free ers." "The food committee chooses tree. dressings. It kinda' takes away the one meal out of the week in an PSC students are in favor of the whole purpose of eating a salad attempt to break the monotony by idea. For example, Hines said, "I when you're putting 40 grams of fat somehow providing a different en- think it's a great idea. Ifs really on it, don't ya' think?" vironment," said Morrison. "We good for athletes as well as for those Also starting next semester, the have one 'theme meal' per month; who are health conscious. " Food Service is hoping to provide a for example, the international pot The idea of having all the nutri- vegetarian bar. Morrison said that luck meal," he said. tional information available to the this idea is still questionable. "We Some students have their own students has become very popular. have to find the room," he said. ideas on how to break the monotony. Hines said, "It really shows that

Pi Delta Kappa receives award by Tera Stutheit Peru State College's newly organized chapterof Pi DeltaKappa,an international profession3I education organization, recently received a national award for being an outstanding new chapter. The award is based on the number of members who contribute to the foundation. The strong interest of surrounding educators and administrators to have a local chapter of P.D.K. prompted Dr. Hanson. professor of education, to take the necessary

actions to get the chapter started. With the help of Dr. Hytrek, professor of education and Dr. Cox, associate professor of education, a steering committee was made, and officials of P.D.K. were contacted. Phi Delta Kappa is made up of men and women in education. . Classroom teachers, administrators and college professionals with strong leadership potential and good charactermakeuptheorgani2:ation. Members must also show an inter· est in the goals and accomplish-

ments of P.D.K. The primary purpose of the organization is to promote quality education. The programs of P.D.K. stimulate membership growth and concentrate on problems and issues in education. They also publish the Phi Delta Kap,pan and News. Notes and Quotes, which are sent regu•tarly to its members. The PSC chapter has a $500 scholarship available to an area high school senior who is planning to ' become an educator.

CAB presents 'outstanding' program at regional meeting by Eileen K. Uchytil

1994 Martin Luther King Jr. Day . program which was held in JanuThe PSC Campus Activity Board ary. recently won an award for the· Universities and colleges in five "Outstanding Multi-Cultural Pro- states were represented at the Heart · gram." · of America regional me~ting. The Twelve students and Barb Peru State CAB competed against Lewellen, student programs direc- . groups of all sizes. tor, attended the National AssociaBen Smith, senior, accepted the ti.on for Campus Activities re- award for PSC. Lewellen presented gional conference in Omaha from a \vorkshop, "A Jungle Full of Nov. 10-13. Ideas," t~ fuose attending the conThe award was given for CAB's ference.

If you need study skms assistance in any of the following areas: ERS OF PSC CAMPUS ACTIVITIES BOARD are pictured with the award they recently received at the National iatjollof ~pus A:ctivities regional .mt;eting. CAB members are (front from left) Nicole Miller, senior; Kelly Fort, an; ,B~n Snntli. semor; Gary Taylor, Junior; Raven Neu, freshman; Chandra Mateer, senior; (back row from left) CAB B8rp:Lewellen; Anne-Marie Taylor, freshman; Melissa Snyder, junior; Amanda Ray. sophomore; Melissa Rippen, r; S~J-labn,junior; and Bridgette Bums, fresbman.-photo by Charles Wake

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She is the bright, smiling face students can see every morning and every afternoon throughout the week without fail. She is the surrogate mother to all students who pass through her line. She is Ruby. At a time in life when many people have retired and found other interests other than working, Ruby, who just celebrated her 85th birthday, doesn't even know when she will retire. "First of all, I have to work to keep up with my wants. Once you stop wanting. things, it's over. Second of all, I just like it." When asked about her job she said that it has its ups and downs, b1tt. there are more good days than bad. "Some days you just want to

RUBY DOUGLAS TALKS WITH FIVE of the ove; 10,000 students she has served breakfast and lunch to for the past 17 years at PSC. Even though Douglas recently turned 80, she has no desire to retire yet. Clockwise from front left, Andrea Graff, Jodi Hytrek, Ruby Douglas, Shane Vanoene, Steve Klein and Darin Moss. -photo by Doug Kerns. · "

by Jodi L. Hytrek

· They are all great women who

What do Florence Nightingale,· Rosa Parks, Joan of Ark, Susan B. Anthony, Mother Theresa, Eleanor· Roosevelt, and Ruby Douglas. have in common? Yes, they are all women, but that's not all.

worked for what they believe in and really cared about the people they came in contact with. Ruby Douglas is still working for what she believes in and still cares about the people she comes m contact with.

For the few people on this campus who don't know who Ruby Douglas is, she is the little lady who sen·es breakfast and lunch to all in the cafeteria. She is the 85 YEAR OLD little lady who has been serving breakfast and lunch on this campus for 17 years.


mows her own lawn, raises her own garden and does a lot of canning. In the winter she shovels her own walks and always takes care of her home. She is also involved in the Peru VFW Auxiliary. Her philosophy about staying so active is, "If you just sit down, your whole body goes to pot!" Ruby was born in Brownville, got married to Ellis Douglas in 1931 and raised five children. She began working at the gannent factory in Auburn when her youngest son was in kindergarten. She worked there for 25 years before coming to the college to work. Ems passed away in 1980. She has 16 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

"Some days you just want to throw up the sponge." "If you just sit down, your whole body goes to pot." Ruby Douglas throw up the sponge!" She enjoys all of the over 10,000 students she · has seen come through her line and · the many friends she has made · working on this campus. Ruby doesn't just sit down and relax in her easy chair after the seven and a half hours she works at the college. In the summer she

The VFW recently threw Ruby a birthday party that drew over 100 people to wish her well. As I told my ex-co-worker while I interviewed her, "When you have a party that draws that many people to see you, you know you've done. something right in your life."

Busy people still find time to help by Robin L. Payton Most people would not consider southeastern Nebraska a paradise on earth, but PSC may be helping to create a small utopia in this part of the world. From members of the administration to the custodial staff, nearly every employee of PSC is . involved in some form of community service in addition to their careers. One of the prominent examples of community-minded responsibility is Jack Hamilton, assistant professor of business. He is involved in three separate service organiz.ations: Boy Scouts of America, Kiwanis and the Nemaha County hospital.

Hamilton leads scout troop Hamilton is the scout master for the Peru Boy Scout troop. In addition to weekly meetings, once a month outings and summer camp in Hwnboldt every summer, this troop goes to a High Adventure camp every third year and has canoe trips each of the other two years on a river in southeast Missouri. This year, the Peru Scouts plan to

go to Canada on a trip to Lake Winnipeg. They will fly in and canoe out, with a bit of fishing along the way. The troop has produced five Eagle Scouts in the past three years with four more waiting for the honor.

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the community. His specialty seems to be thinking globally and working locally. He furthers the field of science by encouraging young people to be interested in chemistry, performing a chemical demonstration called Chemagic for schools, 4-H clubs; Girl Scouts and other groups. He is also the president of the Auburn Kiwanis. He has been a member for fifteen years, and this is the second time he has been president of that organization.

The Peru Kiwanis organization also takes up a portion of Hamilton's time. Kiwanis public services include cleaning up the cemetary sidewalk every year, creating an addi- .Holtz backs reading tional sidewalk near the park, fundDr. Dan Holtz, associate professor ing some of the Boy Scout trips, picking up the litter from a portion of English, is president of the Auof highway, building wooden toys burn Friends of the Library. The for service organizations and needy Friends, with the help of the Nefamilies, printing T-shirts for the braska Humanities Council. propost-prom party in Auburn and vide plays and dramatic programs maintaining a local Boy Scout camp. to Auburn children, as well as other Hamilton is a member of the board enjoyable activities. Holtz also of directors for the Nemaha County sponsors an adult reading circle hospital and believes that "every which meets on the third Monday of individual ought to be involved in each month. public services." Although one would think that Dr. David Pippert. professor of running a day-care would be quite natural sciences, is another indi- enough time spent with children, vidual who contributes his time to Teres~ Anders.on, director of the

PSC daycare, is working to provide her small town with library access. Janet Hawley, secretary of the Natural Science Division, and Julia Perry, secretary of the Humanities Division, volunteer their time through the local schools and churches, as do many others. Charlotte McComas, custodian, is a clerk at Brownville and supports city. activities for the children and senior citizens of her village. Administrators and professors at PSC go beycnd the call of duty to support students and student organizations at PSC, even when there are no monetary rewards. Charlotte McComas mentioned that the professors in the Hoyt building are always wearing smiles to welcome students, even on the coldest days of winter.

Hoyt instructors help She was particularly impressed by the way Dr. Tom Klubertanz, assistant professor of biology, has . become such an integral part of · PSC after only being here for a year. She specifically mentioned his work with the biology club,

on the nature trail, and his'.; generally friendly nature. Her listr of helpful individuals was not short one.


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The spirit of community service deeply ingrained in Peru. Many of! those interviewed gave reasons forJ, the concentration of public works5 surrounding PSC employees. Some f thought that everyone would desire.~ to give to their community, but could~ not explain why people in other' communities might not participate in their own towns. Some said that small places need fellowship o portunities such as those provid by service organizations beca there is little else to do, but they not have an explanation for the Ia of community spirit in many oth small burgs. Yet, all agreed southeastern Nebraska is a muc better place to live because of contributions of PSC employees. None of those who were int viewed came up with a good r to explain why Peru people are ceptionally generous. Perhaps it something in the water.


DECEMBER 9, 1994

Parents manage classes and kids Many students with children attend PSC


by Doug Kerns The primary concern of parents · t h eir · ch"ld For many is 1 ren. students at PSC, the fulfillment of their college duties is delicately inter-twined with their responsibilities as parents, and balancing an academic career and a family life can be very demanding. The idea of raising a family and attending college is not a 'traditional' one. Often, having children to care for even discourages parents from enrolling. Freshman psychology / sociology major Priscilla Kleinjan said, "I started in college here in 1985 and quit. I always kept saying 'I want





easier by a spouse or significant other. Payton stated, "He [her husband} is very understanding of my need to study, and he watches the kids whenever I need to, so he is very surportive. I have met a lot of w0men who do not have supportive spouses, whose spouses would pull them from college if they could." In addition to collegiate aad familial duties, some parents also work. For many student parents, juggling a work schedule in addition to their other responsibilities can be treacherous. Kleinjan noted, "I have to wait until next semester [to find a job] because my schedule is all messed up and nobody wants to work around it" Payton commented, GOGOL OR GERBERS? Travis "Weasel" Shallenberger, like other "Now that I don't have my parents student parents at PSC, bala.nces time and attention between demanding baby-sitting, I can't do that lives in college and at home. -- photo by Doug Kerns because it takes too much time away from my kids." parent." She continued, "They'll older children, then you have Often parents feel that it is have more things if I get a better automatic baby-sitters." However, for many parents, better to work fewer hours so that job; the benefits are worth waiting especially those with very young more time can be spent with their for." children. Travis "Weasel" Unfortunately, having children children, aids like day-care can be Shallenberger summed up this · can severely limit the amount of a bit imposing. Shallenberger thought by stat:ing, "Bpth of us extracurricular activities available explained, "I don't dig the idea of going out and just working and to a parent. Payton said, "You next semester having to put her in working to get all this money, but .can't participate in even half of the day-care, even just a couple hours. not being around the kid: that just organizational activities on That's just creepy to me. ff It is not always easy for isn't cool. She comes first." campus. Every minute you spend The financial difficulties in an activity you're paying children to understand why their parents are in college, and in some inherent in a college student's life someone to watch your kid." are sometimes difficult for their Day-care and school are two cases the parent/child relationship children to understand. Brook · ways that children can be taken off can suffer. Payton said, "My son stated, "I tell them that once I get their parent's hands to provide is jealous because his mom's out of school things will be a lot:· them with a little 'extra' time. getting better grades than he is. easier for us, since I'm the only Payton also added that "if you have He thinks it is kind of a pain. ff

''Every minute you spend in an activity, you're paying someone to watch your kid. 11 Robin Payton, junior English major



every day, gets me friends, gets me · activities, and keeps my mind working." Many student parents hope that their degree will help to ensure a happy life for their families while simultaneously furthering their own knowledge. "I want to get a job and I want a future," said Junior language arts major Amber Hypse. She added, "I got pregnant in high school, but I have always wanted to be a teacher, an.d I decided that it wasn't going to stop me. I won't be happy with myself until I get through school." Almost. as important as hard work, proper time management is

to go back, I want to go back,' but then I had my kids and it was like, 'now, I can't go back for a while because I want to stay home with them.' Now that they're in school, it's a lot easier to do." The motivations for parents to attend college are varied, and some have both their's and their children's interests in mind. Junior English I education major Robin Payton stated, 'The reason I'm going to college is to get a degree so that I can pay for my son's college. What it does for me now is that it gives me a creative outlet, it gets me out of the house

a necessary and crucial part of the Ii ves of student parents. Freshman business management major Kristal Brook said, "It's a battle because they want attention, and I have to have my a tten ti on somewhere else, but they want it all the time. It's tough managing your time." Kleinjan added, ·"During the day it is not so bad because they have to go to school. It gets trying at times. I usually wait until the kids go to bed at 8:30 to do my homework. It's a lot quieter." The task of managing time is, for some lucky parents, made

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"MADRIGAL" from page 1 Emilie Davidson.

Dragon...siaying part of Madrigal dinner again by Tricia Kruse From the pages of a Medieval farce come to life a noble knight, a dangerous dragon, a cure-all doctor and many more bizzare characters. Every year the Peru Players perform a mummers play for the Madrigal Dinner called "The Play of Saint George." This year Charles Harper directs the nine characters in their quest. St. George, played by Brian Steele, senior, represents the traditional hero. This comical hero slays the dragon and the Amazon Knight, while in the process is slain himself, and then brought back to life. This play is focused around Christmas time and incorporates such characters as the Spirit of Christmas, played by Sara Anton, sophomore. Heather ,Stutheit, senior, president of Peru Players, has found this a wonderful experience. She said that doing the skit as a group is the best part of participating in the Madrigal Dillller. So, come to the Madrigal dinner and watch the Peru Player mummers weave their way through hilarious puns, slapstick fights and the meaning of Christmas.


TONYA KUKER OF THE PSC BIOLOGY CLUB works to prevent the growth of dogwood saplings at the Rulo Bluffs site of the Nature Conservancy. Kuker, is a senior from Stella.-photo by Carrie Winn

3iology Club clears brush :rom Nature Conservancy _ 'lY Robin L. Payton The Biology Qub assisted The fature Conservancy on Saturday, fov. 12, and another Saturday last lonth when they went to the Rulo Uuffs site to clear brush and do eneral clean-up of the land. The fature Conservancy is a nonprofit rganization that buys land, then ~stores it or preserves it The Rulo lluffs site consists of more than 08 acres in the hills this side of the 4issouri River, south of Rulo. 0n the Rulo site, both saplings and •rairie grasses are desired by the

WINTER" from page 1 ar. It flew off the embankment. .uckily no one was hurt." Another concern besides accilents when bad weather strikes is :etting stranded in the snow. Beore the weather gets any worse, ·ou should prepare your car for the eason. The Safety and Health :ouncil of Greater Omaha SHCGO) suggests that people have heir cars tuned up and their batteres and voltage regulators checked md switch to a winter-weight or alleason oil. According to Jeff Hanson, Public nformation Coordinator for the: ~ebraska State Patrol, everyone hould keep a "minimum survival" in their cars ~o they will be >repared :md safe m case the~ ar.e :tranded m bad wea~er. This ~1t ncludes the followmg: an ice .craper, a steel shovel or hoe to help lig a car out of a ditch, jumper :ables, a couple of woolen or warm >larikets and I or sleeping bag, some >lastic garbage bags to help keep

Conservancy. Dogwood trees, which grow thickly on the bills overlooking the river, tend to overgrow . an area, requiring that the saplings be thinned or removed from some areas of the preserved lands. Members of the club who assisted in the project were told by Brent Lathrop, stewardship and protection specialist, that one working volunteer is worth fifty people giving money. For more information about The Nature Conservancy, please call the Nebraska field office at (402) 3420282, or contact Carrie Winn, president of the Biology Qub.

you dry, a flashlight and extra batteries to signal for help, a three pound metal coffee can, candles and matches or a butane lighter. "A candle put inside a coffee can . will provide you with light and a surprising amount of heat for inside a vehicle," Hanson stated. "But be sure to keep a down-wind window cracked when using a candle so you get enough oxygen." If you are stranded, the most important thing to do is to stay with your car. Hanson said, "Your car . will provide you with shelter from the wind and cold, and it's a lot easier to find a car than it is to find one person. Also, freezing tem. peratures can kill you fast" Other things to remember are don't panic; · don't overexert yourself trying to · free your vehicle; stay active; and. run your engine as little as possible.. Hanson said that if at all possible, . avoid driving during a storm. If you . don't have to go somewhere, don't. But if you have to, Hanson suggests · "planning ahead. Let others know :

when you leave, what time you're expected and how you' re getting there - what roads you're going to take. And don't deviate from that route unless you notify someone. Also, slow down when_ driving." Hazardous road conditions and bad weather are a part of winter. As the SH~GO says, "How you take care of yourself, how you prepare, and how you react can mean the difference between slip-sliding and walking away."

forms one of his amazing stories (Saturday only), and the servers of the meal have become peasants. The Madrigal singers decided on some very special skits this year, such as, the Ann landers of Lancelot played by Ray Topscher, senior. This is a spin off the syndicated advice column in the paper. Other skits are a Politically Correct version of Llttle Red Riding Hood and a comical sword fight between A Knight to Remember, Jon Dunlap, freshman, and Sir Laughs A Lot, Brad LaBalle, sophomore. Though there are many comic acts, the main focus is still the music. Ediger said,'The Madrigal singers are a select group, so I wanted to showcase their talent in the production." The music performed is from the Renaissance period, the 1500's, and it is unaccompanied. At the end of the production, however, the singers will perform Christmas carols with the accompaniment of Mrs.;

Malloy, Steele chosen for audition Senior speech/drama major Brian Steele and sophomore speech/drama major Becky Malloy have been selected to audition for the Irene Ryan scholarship at the American College Theater Festival in January, in Lincoln. Malloy and Steele were chosen by an adjudicator for their performances in the "The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940." About 2000 actors from the Midwest will compete for this scholarship.

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FCA for all, not just athletes hear the name FCA. April Czaplewski, a junior language arts Whoever thinks that atlµetes just major, says that the group doesn't care about sports and passing grades just sit around praying and doing hasn't seen 'he Fellowship of Chris- Gregorian chants. FCA does all tian Athl-:.tes,(FCA). Every Tues- sorts of fun activities that tie into day night students gather at the bot- religion. Michelle Turner , a senior tom level of the student center at 7 psychology/sociology major said p.m. and have an enjoyable hour that some of the group's activities have included guest speakers, films, together. Some students may have miscon- a bake sale, selling of sports trivia ceptions about the group when they books and a lot of fun had by all the

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members. Scott Daniels, an undeclared sophomore, said that there is usually an average of 15-20 people attending the meetings. The meetings are light-hearted and full of laughter. The group is supportive of one another and is friendly. The group is not for athletes only . Everyone is welcome to come hang out and have an enjoyable hour.

Age gap can cause stereotyping by Krys Leeds

APRIL CZAPLEWSKI, VICE-PRESIDENT of Fellowship of Christian Atletes (FCA), directs an activity at the Nov. 29 meeting. Every Tuesday at 7 p.m., FCA meets in the basement of the Student Center.

"We all learn from each other," says Kristin Sandstede, freshman traditional student. But, there is a certain animositv between the traditional students and the non-traditional students that people don't want to talk about because, for the most part, neither knows that much about the other,

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one was impaired in some way at The task force also discusses other the two-hour mark. Her blood ways to make"drinking safer for alcohol level was .76 after she everyone. One way Dunnigan thinks Joy Dunnigan, assistant professtruggled to drink three glasses of drunk driving could be lessened is sor of special education, who serves wine, and she had some minor im- to place breathalyzers in bars. on the 92nd Legislators Driving People who have been drinking While Intoxicated Task Force, re- pairments. would no longer need to guess if One participant who was at or cently participated in a day-long they were legal to drive. above the legal limit after two hours drinking test. On Nov. 16, eight Dunnigan also commented that said she would drive and was members of the task force settled in she would like to see a similar test at the Highway Patrol Testing Cen- shocked to find her driving would given on campus to a variety of have been illegal. Many particiter for an afternoon of drinking. college students. "The experience pants were going to rethink their Dunnigan, who is a non-drinker, would be very eye-opening to evdrinking habits after going through was asked to participate in the test eryone." which took place from 11:30 a.m. to this process. In addition to its role in sponsor- Dunnigan says she will most likely about 5:30 p.m. The main idea of ing this test, the task force gathers pass if she is ever asked to particithe test was to see how much alcohol it takes to reach the legal blood information and statistics and meets pate again. She was quite sick the alcohol limit of .10% and what the about once a month to try to pass next day and had an "awful headlegislation to lower the legal limit to ache." impairments are. After a full lunch the participants .08%. Dunnigan commented, "A were given a choice of what they lot of people ~e driving w~o ho~- ~r·':"In-d~iv"'!i~d-ual-:-s-S!!!"t-u""!d-e1.-1t-O~r.-g.-~aru-,··""!'tio;;.1..;1;-.· ru1d Small Groups to -Promote wished to drink. White wine was estly don t think they are mtoxi- ' Dunnigan's choice; others chose cated." It has been found that people · SPRIN\} BREAK '95. subare impaired before 10% is reached stants1al MONEY and FREE beer or mixed drinks. . . . TRIPS. CALL THE NATION'S The test was given in a very con- ?11~ ~ order to reduc:e ~ccidents and . LEADER INTER-CAMPUS PkbGRAMS trolled manner. Drinks were mea- lllJUnes the legal hm1t should be 1-800-327-6013 sured accurately, and specific time lowered. frames were given. For example, participants were to have had three drinks at the end of two hours. Everyone was tested at the end of each hour. • _ Rockport, MO • Then a field sobriety test was ~~-~! Just a 15 minute drive from Peru: given, in which participants walked __ heel to toe for a certain length, touched their noses with their fin- :Part-time positions open: servers, kitchen, gas station and deli• . Benefits: . • gertips while their eyes were closed • *half price meals • and held one leg up for a certain : *unitorms provided *profit sharing • time length. A breathalyzer test • *above average pay *flexible hours • was given as well to determine each : *great working conditions person's blood alcohol level. • *paid vacations and time and a half on selected holidays: Dunnigan commented that every-

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says Spencer Duncan, junior trad. At PSC, a non-trad is defined as any student not starting college immediately following high school, but for social purposes there is a larger age gap than that. This age gap can range from four to five years, to as much as 10 or more, depending upon whom you ask. The animosity stems from the age gap and an inability to relate to each other, says Duncan. "Non-trads sit in the front row, making small talk with teachers, and act like "brown nosers," savs one traditional student. · Eileen Uchytil, junior, non-trad, can understand how some actions could be perceived as such and say some non-trads do brown nose, but most are just closer in age and maturity level to their professors. Some have worked for or are friends with their professor. Uchytil sits in the front row, not to "kiss up," but to avoid distractions. "(Classes) are easier for younger kids because it's fresh in their minds, nor do trads seem to care as much. Non-trads try harder." But, Sandstede says, "I don't think



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it's fair to stereotype all traditional. students, saying all we do is party. There are some traditional students with major career goals, who don't have time to just goof off all the time." Some would like to see classes segregated. A senior, non - trad would like to be in a class made up entirely of non-trads because, "Regardless of how much college students think they are grown up, they ar~ not." A junior trad and a junior non-trad would simply feel more comfortable in a class with people their own age. On the opposing side, "We can't have segregation between the trads and the non-trads because we would lose too much valuable input and too tnany learning opportunities," says Sandstede. "A mixture enriches both the trads and the non-trads," says Brenda Russell - Croop, junior non··trad. Lori Nickels, senior non-trad, sums it up. "The differences among students .make it more interesting as long as all are serious about learning."

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Bobcats did it again. The Peru Bobcats went up against the Baker Wildcats Dec. 1 in the A WAC and came out on top 61-42. Angie Wilson led the ladies by scoring 11 points. Cheryl Reineke and Angie Hubach bQth scored 10 points each to add to the win for Peru. Lisa Brown and Jennifer Trouba also pitched in with eight points . each. The remaining 14 points were courtesy of Sarah Gaines, Sherlyn . Ehmen and Jill Schulte. Both teams have very strong defenses that kept the scoring down. · And at one point in the game when a Lady Wildcat was to shoot from · the free-throw line and everything · was still, a fan made two loud disturbances and nixed the points totally. When asked about her thoughts on ANDREA GRAFF (52) SLIDES INTO ACTION in the December 1 home game against Baker. The Bobcats shot their way to a victory with a score of 61-42. The Bobcats will host Rockhurst on December 9 in the . the victory, Coach Kreklau comA WAC beginning at 7:30 p.m. -photo by Doug Kerns . mented that her team did an excel-

· they have played so far. They have ·been away for seven consecutive games in 16 days and have been battling injuries, illnesses and fatigue. She also mentioned that regardless of the difficulties the team remained mentally tough and very well prepared. "The only thing I was somewhat dissapointed in was the fact of the ball not going in the basket as much as it should have," said Kreklau. In fact, the best shot of the night may have come during ·the halftime when a spectator, Nicole Vetter, threw the ball and made a basket from half court. The fans went wild. The Lady Bobcats have 19 more games left for the season with 11 of .these being on their home court. .Their next scheduled home game is . tonight, Dec. 9, at 7:30 p.m. against


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Alex Malcom, a cornerback Canadian Football League, World from Tabor, Iowa, and Branden Football League, Arena League, Bender, an outside linebacker from Football League of Europe, anc Nebraska City, have been selected others have been invited to attenc to play in the annual Coaches' the event. A two day professional National All-Star Football Classic testing combine will also be hek on April 1st in Kansas City, that weekend. .Missouri. Malcom led the Bobcats ii Only players who have· interceptions (5}; pass breakup: completed their college football (13), unassisted tackles (60), a11c eligibility are chosen to play in blocked kicks (6) this past season this all-star game. Scouts from while Bender led the defensive uni the National Football League, in total tackles with 100.




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Bail Bonds 'tainted' ns, Raabe declares by Chris Raabe In 4 X 4 volleyball, Farrel outlasted Reese's Hitters in the tournament final. Coed whiffle ball was filled with fierce and heated competition. Chico's Bail Bonds scratched out two tainted victories over a worn down and beat up Whiskey Sponge Jacks, who played without all-stars Jen Dappen and Chris Raabe. Next semester, Peru State intramurals will include some exciting sporting events. February sports include basketball (men and coed), ping pong, two on two basketball, spike night, indoor soccer, softball, and sand volleyball. April's aerobics will continue next semester on every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday at 4:00.

THE 1994-95 PSC MEN'S BASKETBALL TEAM includes (from back left) Head Coach John Gibbs, Assistant Coach Dan La Rose, Todd Pettit, Chris Lade, Nate Caldwell, Scott Martin, Ryan Kier, Archie Frezell, Danny Ahrens, Jamol Harris and Student Assistants Scott Doan and Jason Libal. (From front left) Student Manager Tom Cander, Jamie Stinson, Tom Riley, James Ross, Scott Daniell, Marcus Schmidt, Ben Royal, Paul Calloway, Dan King, Albert Nonnan, Danny Williamson and Student Manger Trevor Nwabufo. -photo by Vince Henzel

'Cats fall to Benedictine; Kier hits 18, Calloway 14 by Chris Raabe Peru State men's basketball has gotten off to a shaky start this season. The Bobcats are 3-9 and losers of their last three games in a row. Their last victory came back on November 26th, when the Cats upended the Teikyo-Westmar Eagles on their floor. Since then the Bobcats have lost to Park, Dana, and Benedictine. On the road at Dana, the Bobcats shot 46._7 percent from the field while the Vikings drilled 64.8 percent of their attempts from the field. Albert Norman, paced the Cats with 20 points. The junior out of Bellevue West was six of 10 from the floor and seven out of eight from the charity stripe. Tom Riley, Daniel King, and Scott Martin pulled down five rebounds a piece in the 96-86 loss. On December 5th, coach Gibbs'. squad came home to host the_ Benedictine Ravens. The Bobcats i

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took the lead early in the first half and headed into the intermission with a four point advantage, 3531. With 11:44 left in regulation, the Ravens captured the lead on a i three-pointer. Peru State stayed with Benedictine and pulled to with in one, when King dished of to Paul Calloway for an easy i bucket with under three minutes to go. While Bobcat cagers went cold, the Ravens hit back to back three's to seal a 78-73 win. Ryan Kier lead the Bobcats with an 18 point effort. Calloway poured in 14, and Norman and Riley added 11 points each. Both, King and Norman, dished out four assists, while Kier, King, and Martin tussled for six boards each. The Peru State Bobcats traveled to Midland last night and will continue on the road with a trip to the William-Jewell Tournament on December 16th and 17th.

Parker, Graff and Fitch named all-region picks Rewrite of PSC Sports Information Stories by Jesse Henderson Three PSC volleyball players have been nam'ed to the NAIA's All-Midwest South Independent team. Jill Parker, junior middle hitter, led the team in all three niajor hitting categories. Parker had 386 kills, a .293 attack percentage, and 3.2 kills per game. Parker also named coplayer of the year by the region's coaches. Head volleyball coach Jim Callender said, "I think Jill is on her way to becoming one of the best players in the nation. She can pound the ball, but the way

defensively she changes the game is probably even more impressive. I'm really thankful she's on our side and we don't have to go up against her." Another player who make the team, Andrea Graff, senior outside hitter, was one of four graduating seniors. Graff led the team in digs per game at 3.4 and service aces at 53. Joining Parker and Graff is freshman setter Stacy Fitch. Fitch led the team in total digs at 436 and serving percentage at .955. All three girls will be up for AllAmerica honors that will be decided Nov. 30-Dec. 3 at a NAIA volleyball committee m Chattanooga, TN.



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by Amy Bremen:. Ever wonder why .students pay so darn much for their books at the beginning of each semester. and get so little money back at the end'? Well here is all you ever wanted to know about Some things just surprise you. Bookstore only buys back books that it knows instructors are to use the next semester. lnstructors have m in book orders the bookstore that are prairmn:1~ to use certain books the how many Without a


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ager of Bobcat Bookstore, Pollet will buy anything back that is in market condition, meaning unless a new edition of a book is coming out Adams stated, 'Tuey (Follet) send us the computer and the software that the bookstore uses when buying back books, and they determine the prices they buy for. We can't put information into the cornp11ter as a book we can book order from an and we have no control over what Follet

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book order, the bookstore cannot buy a book back Instead, Follet Book Company in Chicago, Illinois, will buy the book back, but almost always at a lower price than the bookstore would have paid. According to Deb Adams, man-

used the next semester, the books for classes that are only offered in the fall cannot be sold back to the bookstore at the end of the fall semester. The bookstore will usually take them back to sell to Follet, which won't pay as much, but the

LANA CASEY AND SCOTT KRICHAU exchange money, books and smiles at the Bobcat Bookstore. High prices force some students to frown while buying their books, but not this student. -photo by Doug Kerns

bookstore jusi. doesn't have space enough to keep extra books for the whole year. "However," Adams said, "if we're not buying a certain

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• . DAN THOMAS by April Czaplewski What food are you craving right now? How does a big, greasy

hamburger smothered with cheese sound? Or are you dreaming of a. banana split smothered with chocolate topping made completely fat free? Depending on your specific tastes, your choice may differ from one day to the next. Meeting tlie needs of each and every taste bud at PSC is just one of many concerns for the new Food Service Director. Dan Thomas. Thomas says, "My door is open; let me know what you want c1nd what you need. I prefer hearing your specific input in writing." Already. Thomas is making changes in the meal plan. ''I've responded to some of the nontraditional students' requests. Now. we have healthier food

offerings in the snack bar." Specificity is very important in determining any change in what or when you eat from day to day. Thomas says the the only way to incorporate any change at all is the "make your input known to me." For example, let's say you did not like what you ate at supper. You made your opinion known to Thomas simply by stating, "Supper was terrible." Thomas would have a difficult time meeting a need that was not stated. "Specific requests are easier to meet than an emotion." For example, students are requesting a specific need of variety. "We need more of a variety: for example, hamburgers, · hot dogs, and chicken breasts,"

says an anonymous male. 'Tuey need to have healthier food. It's gotten better, but we need more than one or two healthy things per meal. It would be great to have sandwiches for supper," says Mikki Lytle, a sophomore psychology major. "We need a different variety of soup," says Angie Sellin, a sophomore sports management major. A common need of healthy food is requested by Jeff Kuhl, a senior business management major. He says, "I think their food is too fatty and too greasy. They need to get rid of those greasy hamburgers. "When I come in, all I see· is grease,.grease, grease. We need healthy food, like plain low-fat

tuna and more shrimp," says an anonymous male student. Another common need expressed among students concerns the hours of meal time. Some students would like to eat breakfast, but not so early. The ideal time for an anonymous male student is 7:30 to 9 a.m. The hours allowed for supper time are also a great concern, especially those in athletics. Kuhl says, "A lot of times basketball, baseball or football practices don't get out until 6 or 6:30 p:m. They · [athletes] miss out on supper. Last year, we missed out all the time, It needs to be from 6-8p.m." Thomas would like to hear what. you have to say. good or bad, just as long as you are specific.


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ters decide for a change On January 4, Congress convened having a Republican majority. Dissatisfied with the wasteful, enigmatic leviathan Congress had become under liberal navigation, the fraction of Americans who voted have decided that it is time to try something new. The man in the spotlight for the 104th Congress is House Speaker Newt Gingrich. In an effort to assure Americans that this Congress is determined to get things done, and to assuage popular fears that business will continue as usual, Gingrich and other GOP leaders have written the sloganriddled "Contract With America." But is the "Contract" a realistic attempt to consolidate conservative might to bring government under some discipline, or is it only so much ballyhoo? Gingrich's plan contains ten elements, some of which will probably slide into law easily with little impediment, like a defense spending increase, family reinforcement legislation, and tax cuts for families. Others, however, will face staunch resistance, as partisans wrangle over issues like welfare, term limits, and capital gains cuts. The "Contract" wisely avoids certain controversial conservative planks like gun control legislation, prayer in schools, and a ban on abortion. This is the type of selectivism that will be necessary for the conservatives to succeed in an extremely polar society. Of course, this may not be the best way to keep special interest groups happy, but perhaps the current habit of perpetual campaigning will offset any resulting loss of popularity. Gingrich and his fellows are winning many admirers for cutting back the House staff by one-third. Further efforts to streamline Congress will also be looked upon favorably by the majority of Americans. The question remains: Can the conservatives subtly avoid antagonizing the middle class and still reduce the deficit? Gingrich calls himself a "conservative futurist." We at the Times hope that his vision of the future includes wise politics and not just dramatic posturing.

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Meyer and 'Chico's Bailbonds' send letters Many more volunteer To the editor:

While I'm on a roll, why no mention PSC student volunteers Chuck Lanning, senior elementary education major, served on a Peru Chamber committee helping write up new Peru promotional brochures. Andrew Tynon, sophomore math major, spent countless hours last fall assisting Auburn Middle School and Auburn High School football coaches preparing young athletes for their games. Brad Clapper, senior biology major, is East Ward councilman for the City of Peru. Whether an employee or student at PSC, it can be safely said that there are those, in spite of hectic work or class schedules, who still find time through volunteerism to enrich people's lives. Just another volunteer, Linda M. Meyer PSC Custodian Chamber membership chair Church organist

Kudos to Robin Payton's feature article in the December 9, 1994 issue of The Times aptly describing the spirit o f volunteerism that exists among PSC employees involved in civic, service, or church organizations in their communities. If allowed, I would like to add to her list of accolades for PSC community volunteers. Kent Propst, director of College Advancement, served as Peru Chamber of Commerce President for the 1994 year. Kent is also advisor to Peru's town newsletter, The Printout. Ross Udey, industrial technology assistant professor, and Sue Udey, business manager, are serving as S~cretary and President, respectively, for the 1995 Chamber. Peggy Groff, financial aid advisor, and Jackie Williams, secretary, are either Article contradicted members or officers of Peru City Rec., which oversees sports activities for Peru's youth, Dear F.ditor, including summer baseball and This letter is in regard to Chris softball teams and wintÂŤr wrestling. Jim Robbins, Raabe's article concerning custodian, is active in Peru Intramural Co-Ed Wiffleball. As reported by Mr. Raabe, Chico's Kiwanis.

Bailbonds were undeservingly awarded the title of wiffieball champions. He comes to this conclusion due to the absence of himself and another so called "allstar." However, in the regular season game, Raabe and the fully loaded "Whiskey Sponge Jacks" were soundly beaten by the undefeated Chico's Bailbonds. We would like to make it known t o everyone that Chico's Bailbonds were victorious in all three games between these two teams. What Chris Raabe is really whining about is the simple fact that he was unable to attend and participate in the championship games. Well, Mr. Raabe, we are very sorry to inform you that the Intramural program has a set schedule and cannot work around one individual. In conclusion, we would like to know what committee got together and deemed you ''Intramural God"? Sincerely, "Chico's Bailbonds" Scott Heese Kerry Brandt Jennifer Slattery KellyMuhle Cari Ortmeier Jeremy Wilson Marty McHale :Eddie Hamblin

1fJE[[JE 1f]]JM[JE§ The Times is the offic nt newspaper of Peru State C em, NE, 68421. The Times office is located in the college print shop in the Physical Plant Building, telephone (402) 8722260. The Times is published 10 times per year (five times in both the fall and spring semesters) by Peru State College students. Opinions expressed may not PRIZE WINNING necessarily be those of the entire editorNEWSPAPER 1994 ial staff. The Times is printed by the Press Printing Co.; Nebraska City, NE. l'febrUl<aPreUAllaoc:latim:. The Times welcomes all letters to the editor. All letters to the editor, cartoons or articles submitted to The Times should be signed by the individualls writing them and will be published at the discretion of the editors. Letters to the editor should not exceed 250 words. The Times reserves the right to edit all letters to the editor for grammar and style. Please send material to Editor; The Peru State Times; Campus Mail; Peru State College; Peru, NE, 68421. Editor-in-Chief Assistant Editors

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Jack Nicholson does more than 'huff and puff' in Wolf by Jodi l. Hytrek "I've never loved anybody this your seat trying to figure out what way. Never looked at a woman would happen next, but scared to and thought if civilization fails actually see it. and the world ends, I!ll still I believe that Jack Nicholson understand what God meant if was born to play the part of Will I'm with her." Randall, the man who is turning Wow, what a line! What into a wolf. Think about it, put a woman wouldn't fall at the man's little hair on him - doesn't he feet who said this to her and love actually look like a wolf? I don't him forever? But, what would know how he did his research, you do if the man who said this to but he defmitely had me believing you was growing ver hairy, had in him. teeth jutting out and was panting One pleasant surprise was the loudly? This was the dilema comedy relief David Hyde Pierce Laura Alden, played by Michelle brought to the movie as Roy, one Pfeiffer, was faced with in the of Will's assistants. Pierce, better movie Wolf. known to This - - - - - - . - . - - - - - - - - those who ~~~

was recently re.leased on v id eo , conquered a v e ry d if f ic ul t task. How do you realistically tell a story about a very unrealistic thing? How can you make people believe the unbelievable? Let me tell you, by the end of this story I was defmitely rooting for the good wolf! This movie had all the elements of a good action-filled drama. It bad a good guy, a bad guy, ~mance, key characters providing comedy relief and a story that kept you on the edge of


T. V. as Fr as i e r's b rot he r , N il e s , b ro ugh t the same dry sense of humor to the movie as he does to the T.V. show. You can see the worshiping look in his face every time he looks at Will even before you hear him say, "You are my God." There is a term known as willing suspension of disbelief where you become absorbed in the reality of the piece, but know it is just an imitation. If you are willing to let yourself suspend your disbelief for awhile, you will thoroughly enjoy this movie.

Student Information System links inter-department data by Jodi l. Hytrek

and members of the Student Information Sistem team (L-R) Kathy Liewer, Dwight Garman and Curt Luttrell cut a ceremonial computer tape to commemorate the oeg1mnn1g implementation of the system. - photo by Kent Propst

"The main benefit to students is that all the information they need will be in one location rather thaaspread out in different offices," Kevin Cosgrove, Student Information System project leader, explained. Cosgrove was talking about the new computerized student information system (SIS) that Peru State College has recently to implement. The .-,,u.llU,,""1"" Office and Business ,,,,..,,.,.,rn have the and the Office and Financial wiU be next come "on- line". to Cosgrove

following the entry of all student data dating back to the spring of 1988, this will be a time and labor saving system. It will allow different offices and departments to share information about students. For instance, at the present time if a student ne .. ...:.~ to talk to their advisor about t11' ,r schedule they have to firs\ go to the registrar to get their progress sheet. With this the advisor will be able to their progress sheet up on the said that this will eliminate lot of the ~""'"""' from office to office students are doing now.


New eatery, the Cottonwood, to open soon in Peru this

by Jodi L. Hytrek the end of week. tremendous amount of work to the If I asked you what businesses a The Morrison's looked into building to get it ready to open. town has to have to satisfy the buying the restaurant when it first Along with redecoratiD~. they needs of its community members, closed, but changed their minds. .have moved walls, added windows, what would you answer? Many Recently, they began looking at added central air, added bathrooms people would say a grocery store, ' the restaurant again as purely an · and storage areas, made way for a gas station, a place to get tires investment. To get it running and' more seating, put in new tile and put on your car or get your car then to sell it was the goal at first. carpet and worked on the ceiling. fixed, a bar, a roads crew, a post ~ow, however, they ';'Te looking at Town supports venture office, a bank and, of course, a 1t as an opportum ty to do restaurant. something long term in the According to the Morrison's, Peru now has all of the community. "We want the they had a great deal of help and elements a town needs to satisfy community to have a nice place to support from the community. its community. Along with the eat" Among the many people who recentlyre-openedbarandthenew 17 years of experience donatedtime,expertiseandadvice car repair shop, Peru is again were Bob Judd,- Esther Divney, going to have a restaurant. George has been in the food Lyle Douglass, Becky Zook and service business for 17 years. Terry DeBoer. Morrisons buy restaurant They have been members of the When trying to com\! up with a George and Rhonda Morrison of Peru community for close to 10 of name for the restaurant, they tried Peru have recently acquired the those years. Recently the Director many different ones before coming restaurant in downtown Peru, of Food Service at Peru State' up with "The Cottonwood:" previously known affectionately as College, George is now the Food George explained that the concept "Rubo's". After several years of Service Director for Nebraska City of the name came from the history vacancy, the restaurant, The Public Schools. of the area. He told the story of Cottonwood, will be opening by George and Rhonda have done a how the settlers and traders would

make deals with the Indians to trade their wares for stacks of firewood. Much of the wood along the river was cottonwood, hence the name. The Cottonwood will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. They will have basic breakfast items, and lunch will be like afast food restaurant. Rhonda said that there will be counter service at lunch with different sandwiches available, pizza, french fries, salads,chickentenders,etc. Service with 8 smile

by and against youth. The goal of and Mike" Walker from the the Summit is to provide a forum · Cleveland Task Force on Violent· for youth to discuss how young Crime, as well as individuals from people are impacted by violence around the state with expertise and and to empower youth to take an experience in the area of youth active role in programs, activities violence. and projects designed to prevent or Invited to speak are Coach Ron reduce violence. Brown and football player Abdul . The Summit will feature Allen ~-fuhammed from the University Curtis, Executive Director of the of Nebraska. Youth and an adult Nebraska Commission on Crime sponsor from high schools or

Awards to be offered to graduate students The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Fou11datio11, a federally-endowed program designed to strengthen instruction about the Constitution in the nation's schools, will award generous fellowships in 1995 for master's degree level graduate study ef the framing and history of the U.S. Constitution. College seniors and college graduates who intend to become secondary school teachers of American history, American government, and social smdies are eligible for awards. After completing study under their fellowships, James Madison Fellows are required to teach American history, American government, or social studies in graqes 7-12 for a minimum of one year each year of graduate assistance they receive.


Fellowships carry a maximum stipend of $24,000 (for up to two years of full-time study for college graduates). Fellows may enroll in graduate programs leading to master's degrees in American history, political science, or education offered by any accredited university. Participation in an accredited four-week summer institute on the principles, framing, ratification, and implementation of the. Constitution and Bill of Rights is required of all fellows, normally during the summer after the commencement of study. Details about the program may be obtained on campus from Dr. Spencer Davis or from the James Madison Fellowship Program, P.O. Box 4030, Iowa City, IA 52243-4030; telephone 1-800-5256928.

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Future plans for the restaurant include the obtaining of a liquor license to serve beer and wine with the meals, a pizza oven to offer high quality homemade pizzas and Keno. However, dinner is a different The Cottonwood will be open story. George explained that Tuesdays through Thursdays 7 customers will still be able to a.m. to 8 p.m., Fridays .. ana· order off the lunch menu and eatin Saturdays 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. and the front area, but for those who Sundays 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. want a nicer meal, the dining The Morrisons extend an room will be open. "It will be a invitation to all to stop in for nice dining experience for dinner their Sunday buffet on Super Bowl· with nice china, linen, and black. Sunday. The buffet will run fr.em and white service. The customers 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Violence topic of NebraskaYouth Summit Lincoln - The University of Nebraska at Kearney will host the First Annual Nebraska Youth Summit on March 1, 1995. The Nebraska Youth Summit is qne of several summits that will be held throughout the nation as part of a national law-related education program called Youth For Justice. Nebraska's Youth Summit will focus on ways to prevent violence

will be able to choose from a limited menu of entrees, including a featured special ranging from prime rib to shrimp scampi to barb-que ribs." George mentioned that he will be doing most of the cooking on the dinner menu.

community groups around the state are encouraged to register early. Space is limited to 50 school or community teams for a total of 250 persons. To register, contact Tom Keefe at the Nebraska State Bar Association, P.O. Box 81809, Lincoln, NE 68501 - 1809, (402) 475 - 7091. There is no registration fee.

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and "The Killer Pony." Annie Hodge ~as published P'?ems and Chromy's "AH I Have Are the .essays m many magazmes and Memories" won second, and Amy scholarly journals. Sayer's "Father or Fiction" The contest is annually claimedthirdplace. sponsored by the Pern State In the short fiction category, English Club. Terry Dugan won first place with Cash awards in the three "Perspectives," Tim .Chard was categoies are as follows: $25 for again honored with second place 1st, $15 for 2nd, and $10 for 3rd. for 'The Life for Me," and third These works, in addition to place went to Diarra Dunlap for others submitted by both PSC ''Nfail Call." students and non-students, will be TI1e judge of the contest was Dr.. published in the literary journal, Marion Hodge of High Pomt ' the Sifting Sands. WINNERS OF THE 1995 SILAS SUMMERS Writing Contest University in North Carolina. Dr. include the following: (front row) D.A. Hackett and Annie Chromy;

Kems The results of the 1995 Silas Summer's Writing Contest are in. Robin Payton won the first • place in poetry for her work, r '' ''Distance." Second place was C;..;."C awarded to Tim Chard for his poem, "Slight Stirrings." D. A. Hackett took third with "Observations at Fontanelle Forest" The first place wfo.ner in the essay contest was Amelia Crow

(middle) Amelia Crow, Amy Sayer and Dir.1rn Dunlap; and (back) Robin Payton, Tim Chard and Terry Dugan.

ec mb r PERP, NE· - A number of students have completed work at mid-year toward a degree from Peru State College, PSC President Robert L. Bums has announced. Several <>f the mid-year duates earned their degree with demic honors, Dr. Burns ed. Degrees with Highest ·stinction involve a grade point verage (GPA) from 3.90 - 4.00; 'ith'High Distinction, 3.75 3.89; and With Distinction, 3.50 ~ 3.74. · . Mid-year graduates will be invited to take part in PSC's annual Commencement ceremony on May 6, Dr. Burns said. Students graduating With ~Highest Distinction include Rachel Renee Goracke of Sterling, Karen L. Jowza of Bellevue, Angela M. Lavilay of Tecumseh, Jody A. Nedley of Beatrice and Toni L. Vollmer of

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Falls City. Graduates with H i g h Distinction include Johnnie E. Ballue of Peru, Dawn Renee Bernhardt of Beatrice, Loma N. Cruz of Omaha, Danny Jay Fisher of Cook, Stephen B. Gaines of Watson, MO and Amy Sue Gittinger of Bellevue. Graduates With distinction include David M. Ashenfelter of Nebraska City, Kimberley· Sue Beebee of Omaha, Toni J. Cunningham of Auburn, Joan Marie Fedoris of Nebraska City, Karen Kaye Gartner of Beatrice, ToddMichaelGottulaofAubum, Ronald D. Smith of Papillion, Mark Alan Stamer ofSidney, IA and Michael Whitney of Milford. Peru State College mid-year graduates include: Master of Science i n Education • Cheryl Marlene Grove of Tecumseh and Dee A. Hannaford of Alliance.

Bachelor of Arts - Todd Michael Gottula of Auburn. Bachelor of Science i n Education - Aaron Lee Bailey of Plattsmouth, Kimberley Sue Beebee of Omaha, Dawn Renee Bernhardt of Beatrice, Loma N. Cruz of Omaha, Joan .Marie Fedoris of Nebraska City, Stephen B. Gaines of Watson, MO, Karen Kaye Gartner of Beatiice, Amy Sue Gittinger of Bellevue, Rachel Renee Goracke of Sterling, Karen L. Jowza of Bellevue, James Lewis Lantz II of Auburn, Angela M. Lavilay of

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Stud nt rec PERU - Excellence in the classroom has earned a spot on the Fall 1994 Academic Honors List at Peru State College. according the PSC President Robert L. Burns. Honors list students must have a grade point average of 3.75 or higher on PSC' s 4.0 grading scale. Students must be enrolled as full-time students and have no incomplete grades or "holds.. on their academic record, Dr. Burns said. Peru State College Academic Honors List students for Fall of 1994 include: NEBRASKA Auburn - Sheri L. Andersen, Brenda M. Black, Jerry L. Breazile, Ryan C. Casey, Nellene R. Dill, Jennifer L. Draper, Brandy J. Feighner, 'Jeffrey G. Fossenbarger, Shawn M. Gerdes, Carla J. Glathar, Angela S. Hawley, Kelsi A. Hines, Laura C. Hoschar, Rhonda L. Johnson, Phyllis K. Jorgensen, James Lewis Lantz II, Laura L. Lowrey, Josh W. Miller. Melissa A. Prante, Annette K. Reardon, Cathy L. Wheeler, Amanda S. Volkmer and Verna R. Zaruba. Aurora - Julie K. Fort. Avoca - Michelle L. Heath. Barneston - Krys Leeds. Beatrice - Dawn R . Bernhardt, Connie K. Cody, Karen K. Gartner, Michelle L. Lytle and Jody A. Nedley.




Bellevue - Jennifer F. Blackwood, Karen L. Jowza, Fawn R. LeMay, Fred C. Mccaslin Jr., and Alicia K. Richards. Benedict - Gayle D. Steiger. Bennington - Angela J. Holtapp. Brock - Lori S. Gerking, Jay C. Grotrian, Rhonda M. Jeanneret and Lisa G. Othmer. BrownviHe - Judy K. McAlexander. Burchard - Tracie L . Wehrbein. Diller - Jessica D. Damrow. Dunbar - Matthew A. Reuter. Elk Creek - Cheryl A. Bartels. Ewing· Mandy L. Spangler. Falls City • Julie D. Bauman, Laura L. Coulter, Robbie L. Craig, Lillian A. Cromer, Jan E. Duerfeldt, Charlene M. Jorn. Douglas W. Jorn, Linda N. Junker, Mark E. Junker, Kristy M. Snethen, Rachelle D. Thompson and Toni L. Vollmer. Fairbury • David A. Junker. Friend • Gloria D. Engel. Full~rton • Anna Koskela and Karen m. Rolf. Grand Island • Melissa M. Ericson and Laura E. Kelsay. Hampton - Jennifer Berck. Hastings - Janet K. W amer. Hickman - Kristin N . Sandstede.




Wheeler Center gymnasium and weight room hours include Sunday through Thursday, 6 to 10 p.m.; Monday through Thursday, 6:30 to 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Friday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m. Operi hours for the pool include Monday and Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m.; and Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m. Semester passes are available through the Athletic Department.

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Cheryl Fryer has been named clinician and conductor for the Galaxy Conference Band Clinic to be held Monday, January 16 in Falls City.







The PSC Concert Band and the Ice Blue Jazz Band will present a concert on Sunday, Feb. 12. It will be held in the College Theatre Auditorium at 3 p.m. Admission is free.

nor for Humboldt - Teresa M.; Monnette. Indianola - Mary C. Sughroue. Johnson • Rachel R. · Goracke, Mary L. Stewart, Tera A. Stutheit, Jason A. Swanson, Debra J. Vahle and Brett E. Davis. Lincoln - Amy I. Bremers, Spencer D. Duncan, Alicia A. Guenther, Andrew C. Plummer, and Amanda J. Ray. Lorton - Brett E. Davis. Loup City - Cheri L. Spiegel. McCool Junction - Andrea D. Walker. Milford - Tina M. Johnson and Tamara S. McNabb. Milligan - Jody J. Jansky. Murray • Sylvia L. Pohlman. Nebraska City • David M. Ashenfelter, Branden F. Bender, Amy S. Gittinger, Gina M. Hotsenpillar, Nickola R. Kreifels, Wendy A. Livingston, Conda C. Moyer. Jo Ann Jordan, Stacy L. Sawyer, Maureen E. Simmons, Leo E. Trimmer, Anne R. Wieckhorst, Janice J. Whitley apd. Dawn R. Wonderly. Norfolk • Mindy S. Brockman. OdeU - Stacey R. Roever. Omaha - Cynthia A. Bell, Jami L. Boeck, Jennifer B . Concannon, Christopher A . Dunn, Montie R. Glaze, Ann R.


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Goetz, Thomas A. Jackson, Michelle L. Kildow, William H. Lockwood, Nicole M. Miller, William Muldoon, Nicolle C. Pilant, Nikeesia N. Ranson, Bruce M. Riegel, Greer C. Sayles, Regina R. Skelton, Jennifer M. Slattery, Louise Taylor, Maria K. Taylor and Theresa A. Tester. Orchard - Craig A. Hall. Otoe - Amy L. Sayer. Papillion - Kristina A. Kreifels, Jeffrey H. Peters, Ron D. Smith and Ida J. Stuthman. Pawnee City - David T. Gibbons, Jean E. Gibbons, Angie R. Haughton and Jody L. Vetrovsky. Peru - John E. Ballue, Grace G. Brentano, Sabine Clapper, Lelruria J. Cummings, Jodi L. Hytrek, Dusk A. Junker, Autumn R. Stuhr-Reeves and Cynthia A. Yates. .Plattsmouth • Aaron L . Bailey and Christine N. Fricke. Salem - Douglas L. Kerns. Shubert - Diana M. Ramer and Daniel .R Vice. Silver Creek - Rhonda R. Jilg. . SteUa .; Susan R. Findlay and MarkL: Uhri. Sterling • Jonathan 0. Rathe. Syracuse - Christopher S . Lade, Carol A. Linquist and Rhae E. Werner. Tecumseh - Joan A. Christen, Angela M. Lavilay, Susan M. Meyer and Jamie R. Stinson. Valparaiso - Nancy R. Barry and Shane E. Buresh. Verdon - Lukas T. Fritz, Midred A. Liberty and Sheila P. Snodgrass. Virginia - Korey L. Reiman. ALABAMA

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opens for business i.under new ownership ~l:>Y Doug Kerns prices. !'!""Shooters, Peru's new bar, is Shooters is open from 1 p.m. to ilopen for business. Now, Peruvians 1 a.m. 7 days a week. Happy hour : ~d area residents have a new is from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. everyday. ~ "~in town to kick up their According to Shirley, total ~li." . '\~ have a rollicking good capacity would not be a problem at time. · Shooters, and she said that there Shirley Wissler is ihe owner of will be no problems with too big ~Shooters. She is a south-east of a crowd. Nebraska native, and her son owns When Shirley took over the the building housing the bar. operation of the bar, it was in Shooters is in the same location quite a state of disrepair. A great :as Peru's former bar, the Hotel deal of work went into bringing • Whiskey , which was in the same the bar back up to working order ! as the previous incarnation, and providing customers with a · .illies. clean and pleasant atmosphere. Shirley felt that the previous Though Shooters is more attempt at establishing a tavern in streamlined and modern, with eru failed because of a lack of many lighted signs and cable TV, und management. ''There's there are several similarities ore than just opening the door," between Shooters and the former she added. establishment. Tim Rice's Bobcat There has been a positive is still on the wall, and the ~e from the oommunity in· ammgemmt of the ha<, tables and ards to the new opening, chairs is pretty much ·the same. rley stated. The pool table is still present and · Shooters offers a variety of · in working order, as is the dart ~7·~estic beers, as well as two on machine. The old juke box is the • Also, a moderate selection of same as ever, offering music to '~ are available for reasonable suit mmt ""'tes.


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Shirley welcomes everyone to Shooters; however, no minors are allowed after 9 p.m. She adopts a no-tolerance policy with regard to minors attempting to .use fake I.D.'s. She stated, ''We have rules to follow from the Liquor


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specials. Eventually, pizza and sandwiches will be served at Shooters, Shirley stated. Also, street dances are planned after the end of winter. Both a pool and a dart tournament are also planned.

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Eileen K. Uchvtil The Brownell House at 809 Fifth St., next to the Peru Historical Museum, is being renovated by the Peru Historical Foundation. Mary Ruth Wilson, a resident of Peru, is in charge of the Foundation's effort to return the landmark house to its turn-ofthe-century appearance. The work by the Foundation is being assisted by member~ of Phi Alpha Theta, Peru State's history honorary society. The house, which is believed to be the oldest in Peru, has undergone numerous changes, both in appearance and in ownership, since its construction in the late 1800' s. Tracing the past tenants has been made difficult because the original abstract has been lost. Phi Alpha Theta president, Mark Junker, senior education, social science and history major; researched deed . transfers at the Nemaha County .courthouse in Auburn. He was eventually able to establish who the first owners


were and then reconstructed the data contained in the missing· document. In 1858, Elizabeth BaH purchased a portion of the land now occupied by the house, with approximately ten other lots in the vicinity of Peru. The Brownell's occupied the house from 1901 to 1909. Family members from as far away as New York are enthused about the restoration. They have promised not only financial support, but the donation of items qf interest for public display. No definite time has been given for the completion of th.e restoration. Various aspects of the face - lift are underway now. The house has had a .number of additions over the years, including a porch which will be removed in order to return the house to its former state. Persons interested in Phi Alpha Theta or the work of the Peru Historical Foundation can contact Dr. Sara Crook, Dr. Spencer THE PERU HISTORICAL FOUNDATION is remodeling the Brownell House at 809 5th Street in downtown Peru. Assisted by Phi Alpha Theta, the Foundation hopes to restore the house to its original appearance. -photo Davis, or Mark Junker. by Sean McLaughlin ··

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When the bookstore buys a book back, it pays half of the price it will sell the boOk for the next semester. When the bookstore· has to order books, it checks at the used book companies first (Follet Book Company and Nebraska Book Company), and if they don't have enough of the used books that are needed, the bookstore then buys the rest as new ones from the publishers. The new book markup is a standard 25 percent. Qµt of that 25 percent comes all of the bookstore's expenses. These include freight company charges, employees' salaries and rent. Yes, the Bobcat Bookstore is an independent business and pays rent to PSC. ''We are a not-for~profit organization. All our proceeds go back into the college mostly for scholarships," Adams stated. Also, the bookstore loses money on books it doesn't sell. Spring 1994 book returns (books the bookstore didn't sell) to tlie pµblishers · totalled $26,000. Adams said, "A lot of times publishers won't take the (new) books back, and we can't return used books after 30 days." Since used books come in July, there's no way of telling if they will sell before the 30 days are up. So the bookstore holds a book sale like it did earlier this year and practically gives the books away. Approximate percentages of what the bookstore sells are as follows: new books, 55 percent; used books, 28 percent; clothing, eight percent; supplies, four percent; imprinted "Bobcat items," three percent; and ,

other items, two percent. Adams said that she hears many complaints from students. "Most say, 'we're too expensive' and 'we make too much money'." Terry Dugan, a freshman English major, said, ''The bookstore here is considered a monopoly. It has the exclusive rights on the books we buy because we can't go any place else. I think (it) could drop the prices a little bit, but I don't know what it's overhead is." Gretchen Stukenholtz, a sophomore secondary education major, said, "I think that the prices are really high. It wouldn't be so bad if they paid back more." Stukenholtz, who transferred this semester from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln (UNL), said that the University Bookstore gives quite a bit of money back. "At UNL, you have two choices to buy books from: Nebraska Bookstore and the University Bookstore." Another complaint Adams often hears is "'We bought this book and didn't need it.' Well, we can't help that. We often tell students to go to class first and see how much you need the book, then come back and buy it." Most students spent between $175-$250 this semester. Dugan, who bought all new books said, "If I' d gone earlier (to buy books) I don't think I would have paid as much." Adams said that the most expensive books are business and science ones because of the immense amount of knowledge in them. The

least expensive are the ITE books. The reason is because ''there's no buy back money. There's not such a need for those books." Not all schools have a bookstore system like PSC does. Some rent out books. For example, Leann McCoy, a former PSC student who now attends Central Missouri State in Warrensburg, Missouri, stated, "Some of our books we rent; some of them we buy and can sell back at the end of the semester. The books we rent we pay about $15-$16 for and can't keep." Usually the books McCoy's school requires her to buy are paperbacks, workbooks and other things students would probably write in. One disadvantage of this rental system is that students can't write in the rented books. They can only use yellow highlighters. "If you even use a pink highlighter in a book, you get charged at the end· The problem is, when you get a rented book, people have already highlighted in the book, and you can't go over it in another color," McCoy said. She spent only about $100 on books this · semester. Paying a lot of money for books is part of the whole college experi- · ence. Maybeknowingthatthebook! store doesn't gain much from students' shortageofmoneywillhelp · in the four year student - bookstore. relationship. As Adams said, 'We're not here to take money be. cause we want to, we're here to help. the students." .

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student hails from Kenya by Amelia McAlexander

_and their personal beliefs. Carol states that Kenya and Peru Who would ever guess that a are similadn culture. Surprisingly, 1;\Velve year old who loved to bathe the clothing, cars and class strucher hedgehog in Kenya, :East Af- ture are the same. Kenya is steadily rica, would end up in Peru. That's becoming more westernized, but exactly where Carol Baha is, and · still merges well with the old culshe's enjoying every minute. ture. Carol is a freshman studying to However, in Kenya, college is major in art or theater, and although out of the question for those not in unsure of her career choice, feels at the elite, wealthy class. Tests are Peru "the possibilities are wide given at the eighth grade level, open." which determfiles if a student should Baba moved from Kenya in 1986. continue on to college. These tests On her way to the U.S. she made are extremely difficult, and the poor stops in England, Rome and Ger- seldom continue with their educamany. Carol feels the experience tion. Carol would have been able to left her more outgoing and accept- attend college, but her choices would ing of new situations. Since Kenya have been limited. is a mix ofdiverse populatioQS, she Her options for a career have inalso feels she is more open tooth~ creased by leaps and bounds. Carol


has been modeling for the last two years. It began with a local Mall show, and has expanded to many other projects. Carol chose to attend Peru because of the smaller classes, affordability ;and the friendly campus life. She now resides in Morgan Hall, but travels home to Fort Calhoun to visit her family and pursue her modeling in Omaha. Baha will be modeling for the Bridal Show in Omaha, Jan. 28; at the Holiday Inn. She will be garbed in several selections from various stores in the area and hopes to see many Peru students attend. So , if you happen to see Carol on campus, stop and take the time to say hello! She's one more reason to be proud at Peru.

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Dancin' the night away at PSC ON JAN. 19, STUDENTS danced to many different tunes in the PSC Student Center. This dance was sponsored by CAB. -photo by Doug Kerns

Media Center, mailroom changes made over break by Tera Stutheit As some of you may have noticed, a few changes have been made around campus over Christmas break.. Fust of all, the mailroom has been moved next to the Media Center in the Art Department building. Also, many materials formerly round in the media center are now located in the library. Theever-friendlyatmosphereof the mailioom welcomes all students

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n play 7 ga es in 11 days; overcome ti red legs t in 5 of 8 by Andrea Graff The Lady Bobcats have really been on the move since their return to the hardwood after the Christmas break. Since January 6, the Lady Bobcats have played eight games. Seven of those fell into a time span of 11 days. This may seem like it would be a good excuse for losing, but that isn't how Peru State's squad used the time span. Overcoming tired legs and minds, the Lady 'Cats showed both mental and physical toughness by winning five of those eight games.

The women were at home last Friday to play host to the :MidlandLutheran Warriors. Despite hitting only 27 percent from the field, the Lady Bobcats came within three points of the 13-3 Warriors. In a game of defense, :Midland took a 26-12 lead into half-time. The Lady Bobcats tried to step it up a notch in the second half. Peru State gradually chipped away at the Midland lead. A three point goal, a steal, and lay-up from Angie Wilson cut the

Warriors' advantage to five points. That was the closest the Bobcats would get as :Midland puHed away for a 54-41 victory. Wilson put 15 points on the board for Peru State, while Angie Hubach pulled down 10 rebounds. The Lady Bobcats traveled to Mount Marty the following day bu_t came up empty. in a 79-69 loss. The Peru State women play host to Dordt tomorrow afternoon at 2:00 in the first game of a double header.


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readers out there. Tom Osborne: A trip to the .Fiesta Bowl, another title, and the same quality football for years to come. Danny Nee: Another 20 wins, another NCAA Tourney birth, and another disappointing first-round loss. It takes more than a good tie . The Buffalo Bills: Retirement and social security. Stan Humphries: A victory on Sunday. The Dallas Cowboys: A big couch to sit on while they WATCH the Super Bowl this year. Brook Berringer: Another blood clot in Tommie Frazier's leg. The Super Bowl Big Mac Guys: To star in their own motion picture. Bill McCartney: An easier conference to coach in, like the cream puff Big 10. Gary Gibbs: An assistant's job with McCartney. Chris Berman: Bring ba8eball back, back, back, back, back, back! It's gone! · Jeff Bagwell: Another MVP year and 60 homers to go with a Houston World Series sweep of the Yankees. Cal Ripken: 113 more consecutive starts. Tony Gwynn: .400 Mike Tyson: A man's voice and a rape hotline to call. George Foreman: To collect social security and still have the

heavyweight title. The Canadian Football League: A U.S. team winning the Grey Cup, EH! The NCAA: That they grab their ears and pull their heads out. Damn Communists! Bud Selig: Scab Major League Baseball, if needed The Cubs have been playing with scabs for years. The L.A. Rams: A scenic view of the Mississippi River in St. Louis and some Busch (Anheuser that is.) Rush Limbaugh: My writein vote for President. Rush is right! Peru State College: More girls. The guy-to-girl ratio is about 80 to I. Monte Meadows: The Husker Offensive line. PSC Baseball Freshmen: Some really nice haircuts. Paul Azinger: A PGA title. The Miami Hunicanes: A couple more NCAA rule violations. Jim Callendar: An office maid and a really powerful dust buster. Matt Grewe: Skiing lessons. Dennis Hopper: A pair of my shoes. Bad things man... Bad things. The NBA: A strike! Why can't those neanderthals strike? Dr. Clemente: Another year of incredible enthusiasm and a sharp haircut.

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JANUARY 27, 1995





Teikyo- estmar Eagles collapse under pressure by Chris Raabe Despite a 28 point showing from .Teikyo-Westmar forward, Chris Fitzpatrick, and poor free throw shooting ·by the Bobcats, the Peru State men won their fifth game of the year with a 94-78 victory in the Wheeler Center last Saturday. Coach John Gibbs said his game plan was "to pressure the Eagles into making turnovers and slowing down the transition game." Although Peru State's defense fell asleep at times, they effectively carried out the game plan. The Bobcats forced 18 Eagles turnovers in the contest. Defensive pressure allowed the Bobcats to start the game with a 12-3 run in the first four minutes. Tom Riley keyed the scoring with two three-pointers in the opening run. Riley, a 6'2" guard from Omaha, finished the game with 19 points and five out of six from the trifecta arc. The teams traded buckets the entire first half enroute to a 52-40 Peru State lead at half-time. Ryan Kier led all Peru State scorers at

Let the games begin! by Tera Stutheit Just as students are getting back into the routine of things on campus,· so are intramural activities. A variety of activities are planned for this semester, including basketball, ping-pong, soccer, softball and sand volleyball. Jerry LeFever, head baseball coach, plans and organizes intramural activities, and is looking forward to the upcoming semester. He commented that the fall semester went very smoothly, and he anticipates that this semester will be just as good, if not better. Lefever said that the number of students who participne is "as good as can be expected with all of the. other things going on, like night classes and athletics." He stated that it is getting harder for people to get a team together due to the increasing number of night classes. Most activities are played Monday through Thursday evenings. with some Sunday games. Scheduling deperuk primarily on the availability of the courts for the inside activities. It becomes. less of a problem for the outside activities. 'The number of participants is

leveling off. It hasn't grown, but there is still quite a bit of interest,"LeFever commented. Volleyball, he said, is about the most popular among students. The first activity for this semester is soon to be underway. Men's and co-ed basketball will be played through February on courts one and three in the Wheeler Center from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. A ping-pong tournament is scheduled for Feb. 8 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the student center. It is open to any student who wishes to play. Registration is Feb. 6-10. March will bring a men's and coed two-on-two basketball tournament. Registration is Feb. 20-24. The tourney is scheduled for March 2 and March 6-7. This will be played in the A WAC on courts one and three. A co-ed "Spike Night" will be held on March 22 in the AWAC. Registration is March 610. Co-ed indoor soccer is planned for the last week in March. Registration for this ~ent is March 20-24. March 27-31 will be registration for a i;o-ed softball tournament to be played the lust two weeks in

April. This will be played in the evenings on the softball field. Also in April will be a co-ed sand volleyball tournament. Registration is April 10-14 and will begin April 20. Registration forms for all activities may be found in 'the Student Center. For more infonnati.on contact Jerry Lefever, A.D. Majors 215.

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the intermission with 12 of his 18. points. The sophomore from Lincoln East also provided some muscle in the paint with 10 rebounds, seven of which were offensive. ' Jamie Stinson sparked the j second half with eight of his 14 . points. Six of those.points came' on two early three-pointers. The , Eagles fought to within six pGints · at the five-minute mark, but ran out of gas as the Bobcats pulled away with baskets by Paul Calloway, Kier, and a three-point.1 bomb froni Riley. Charity tosses l by Riley and freshman, Chri:s1 Lade, sealed the 94-78 victory. j Coach Gibbs was "pleased with I 1 the running of the offense and the shot selection." He said, "If we can sustain our defense, we can finish strong this year. We've young kids. They're going to learn and get better and better."

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.St te senators meet with stud nts PSC representatives spend day in Lincoln · by Doug Kerns On Monday Jan. 3 0 , representatives from PSC, along with student government members from around the state, presented state senators with joint resolution opposing cuts in funding for post-secondary education in Nebraska. Assistant Professor of history/ political science Sara Crook stated, 'fhis year~ the presiden,t o\ UN-L's· student government thought that it might be a good idea, rather than UN-L out there all by itself, to get a collective group of all the student senate organizations in the state for postsecondary institutions, to


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collectively support this idea that tuition is continually spiralling .upward, and that may be collectively they might have more clout speaking to their state legislatufes." PSC senate members who made the trip to lJN'-L's annual .State Senators on Campus Luncheon were student senate President Scott Krichau and senate members Diane Durman, Heather Layson and Herman Vollman. Dr. Crook and Director of student . programs Barbara Lewellen also attended. The resolution, proposed in November at the State"wide Siu.dent Government Conference in Kearney, discourages legislators

from decreasing state aid to postsecondary institutions and encourages them to pass proposed budgetary increases. "The resolution pretty much stated tha't we would like to si::e increases in our funding instead of decreases." Krichau explained. "The more money you give us, the better quality students we can put out, the better quatity graduate we will have come back and work in Nebraska, which will improve the economy and keep the cycle going." V oilman added; "We had to voice our opinion that the state should pay more; we don't want

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Are Wheeler Center hours fair to aH? by Amy Bremers

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·"We have this neat blue building that the school pumps all its money, seems impossible to get intofqr the normal schmuck," Dan r- Kettles~, a junior English major ~ said about the Al Wheeler Activity , .Center. Is this an exaggeration? ~ Maybe. But many PSC students Ii.. feel the same way. With the Wheeler Center's limited hours, faculty and staff, athletes, intramural participants, stuuents, and townspeople all find it difficult to get time to use the facility. "Everybody wants time," Vince Henzel, sports inf9rmation director, stated, "but there's only so much space, and the demand is high." Many students feel that during ~ open gym from 11 a.ill. - 1 p.m. ~ Monday - Friday and especially 6.10 p.m. Monday - Thursday, atJ;iletes dominate the facility, both ~ occupying the weight room and fillJi.. ing up the courts. LaJean Fajen. a junior real estate and land use economics major, said, •t'I can understand ihat the football


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out It's not fair that they get it all .. sometimes. During intramurals, a lot of the athletes sit on the track so they can watch the game, and we can'i.walkpr jog." Fajen also said that she gets frustrated because even at 6:00, athletes seem to completely occupy the weight room when she and other people she knows wants to use it. "Ifs our turn at night to have the facility, so please let us," · she stated As Kettlesen said, "If they're gonna [sic) have a time specifically for athletes, have to have a time specifically for the ayerage Joe~"

According to Henzel however, when the athletes are not actually practicing (from 3 - 6 p.m.), they still have the right to use the Center. "From 6:00 to 10:00, the AWAC is. open to everybody, athlete or not. Athletes are students too. They pay fees like everybody else." But as Yvette Neyland, a &-enior art education major, said, "I feel that although I am a paying student like any athlete, it seems like the athletewhO pays the same fees gets special privileges." Neyland said

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SENIOR JEFF SCHAWANG takes it to the hoop while adroitly circumventing the defense of freshman Zach Sangster in the men's intramural basketball tournament in the Wheeler Center on Thursday Feb. 9. ·

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To: PSC Times, This· letter is aimed at all the ,. _ students, faculty, and team members that co.1tinue to complain aboµt the cheerleadeFs. ..., It seems that no matter what they do, they still cannot get any good recognition. I hear people complain when i. · the cheerleaders don't make it to a I. game (home or away), but yet they complain when they are at a game. The complaints range from the uniforms that they wear 'to appearing too fake. These people do not realize hm..· much effort ~he cheerleaders put in. They do .-not get paid to be there; they do it in their own free time. Up until this year they paid for "" everything themselves. Thanks to Dr. Burns, the cheerleaders were able to get nice new unifonns and look like a real college squad. ;· Unfortunately, people still complain about the uuifonns. I don't know about you, but I

see girls walking around all the time with belly-baring shirts, so are their new unifonns too radical for this school? I certainly don't think so! I also hear people complain because they act too much like a high school squad. Number one, this is all done on their own time and with their own knowledge. Obviously they can't afford a' cheerleader coach like many big colleges. Number two, I seem to recall what the squad was like a few years ago - excuse me but that was embarrassing! These girls have come a very long way since then, so give them a break, and if nothing else give them a chance. This is simply trial and error for them. It would certainly be nice if they could get a little crowd participation and a little crowd support. I don't think that's too much to ask. They might not be the UNL cheerleaders, but they PSC Bobcat

Dear Editor, cheerleaders. They should Money. That is the talk of the definitely get some credit and PSC campus these days. Who respect for their efforts. has it, who gets it, who doesn't Last of all, I would like to Most of the gripe is coming from address team support. These girls try to make it to as many games athletes, but I have heard it from as they can. They are not other departments. However, I think the athletes biggest gripe excused from their classes like could be the lack of appropriate other sports. Because of this, training facilities. there are nights that the squad is Number one on the list is a unable to attend. legitimate weight room. I am I have heard not only team members complaining, but also not talking about a fitness center, but a real honest-to-GQ<f, weight coaches. If there is something room. Bottom line: Peru State you want done or don't like, just does not have one. go to the cheerleaders or their Ask any transfer student or sponsor. It really looks terrible even someone from a large high when you hear the teams and school. PSC NEEDS a weight coaches saying things. room. Nautilus equipment is not A simple thank you oDce in a consider~ weights. They limit while would suffice. Because to tbe range of motion and isolate be honest, I can see how much certain muscle groups causing an they have improved. However, I imbalance in muscle make-up in also see and hear things that strength-dependant athletes. show little school spirit. So Free weights and barbells and give them support, they deserve . pulley-system free weights are it. the answer. Leave the machines for the fitness room.

Yes, I realize the monq mvolved. I have <llrcad} discussed this with certain higher ups on this cmnpus. But, as Dr. Bums wa~ so proud to point out last year, the fiscal year for PSC was a profitable one . Here's the wake up call Peru Staters ... this is a "state supported" college. Breaking even financial!: is the purpose. If a profit is made in one )ear, the excess is to be spent tne following years. It is not to be absorbed by the proflt gremlin, never to be seen again. With enrollment up again this year, more of a profit should appear. It is time, not just for the athletes, but all departments on the Peru State College Campus to start seeing some kickbacks of the administration's great financial accomplishments.

.Mark Meadows Senior 1995

Termite trouble boots Career Services . .

"Yum yum," say hungry insects by Jodi L. Hytrek "Excuse me, can you tell me where the Cooperative Education Department is?" "Pardon me, I'm looking for Ted Harshbarger and Career Services, do you know where they went?" ''I need help with my credential file, where are the people to help me?" Students at PSC have been asking these questions lately because the place they would usually find the Cooperative Education and'Career Services Department is now tom up with construction. Termites were found in that area of t h e Administration Building and ev(;ryone had to move. The entire staff of Cooperative Education and Career Services has been temporarily moved to the multi-purpose room in the Student Center. This is the downstairs room behind the stairs where the commuter study area used to be housed. According to

Dr. Robe.rt Bums, PSC president, this was one of the only rooms big enough 0n campus to hold the entire department. Ted Harshbarger, director of Cooperative Education and Career Services, wants to stress to students that although the department has moved, it is ftdly functional and is able to offer the same services to the students as it did in the Administration Building. ~on Fabry, physical plant director, explained that Terininex had been called twice in the last year because the college felt there were termites. However, six months ago the college decided to go in and check the problem themselves. "Because the college now ha<; some temporary carpentry help, we felt it was time to go in and fix the~ problem," Fabry explained. ''When they ripped up the east wall, they found

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The. PSC C911cert Band and Ice I audiences." Blue Jazz Band completed t.heir T4e Concert Band played a annual tour ..of area schools last variety .of music from "Chorale week. · and Shaker Dance" by John The bands performed at Zdechlik to "Stars and Stripes Palmyra, Dorchester, Tecumseh Forever" by John Phillip Sousa and Dawson:Nerdon High Schools · and other numbers as well. The on t4eir two"day tour, Feb. 8 and· Jazz Band's selections included 9. Band Director Cheryl ·Fryer such works as "Old Mari and the said, "Our bands did a superb job Z" by Doug Beach and George on tour. The performances were Shutack and ''Teddy the Toad" by excellent and.well received by our Neal Hefti.

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termites. The more they ripped, the more they foui1d." It was decided to move the entire office, get rid of the termite prob1em, spray the building again and make other corrections ileeded such as wiring. Fabry was hopeful the construction would · be completed by middle to late March. According to Fabry, the reason the termites were only found in the northeast corner of the basement of the t h e Administration Building is that this area was the only place Terminex couldn't get to. 'The building was built directly on the ground and there was no crawl spare for Terminix to 'use." "For more than a decade, the college has been fixing it (the termite problem) with the bandaid approach," Burns stated. The college decided it was time ,to stop t!J_e problem.


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that if students are unable to work out during the evening, they can't from 3 .;., 6 p.m. since the gym is closed because of atb,letes, and she doesn't think that's fair. "And at night it's pretty normal to be unable to use the weight room or track because of athletes," she stat~i. "I do understand they have to condition., but I ask that common courtesy be extended when they're thinking about monopolizing the AWAC. Don't take up all the space. I think that they (coaches and athletes) forget about the student who doesn't participate in a sport. The attitude I get is 'wliy are we down here anyway if we'. re not participating)n sports?'." But I pay to be down here." A senior athlete agreed that athletes do have a lot of time in the .. Wheeler Center. But he also said that ''basically the majority of the school is made up of athletes, either involved in basketball, softball, football or whatever. So much of the school is involved in sports, and ifs kind of hatd to get in all the practice we need, especially in the wiriter months, when all different teams need the space."

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But as Henzel said, "We'v that very few people go do after 10:00. We have a l number of work study do. spend, and we'd need more we wanted to operate an ad hour." Some people feel that co cation needs to be improv tween athletes, other stude staff. Concerning the voll players taking up a lot of. Barber said, "Instead of y us or talking behind our you'd like a court, ask us to If students have a problem group monopolizing the c Henzel said, " Say something person working the table, and she) will tell me. "We need another facility. now the administration .is proc~ss of making another room. There <.t:c signs in the Center now listing times, h costs, rules, etc. We' re tryi continue making the syste smoothly. Anyone who has' a. idea, suggest it to me. We ne hear how to do things better."

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Marcy Barber, a junior volleyball player and business management major, said, "'When we can only use one. court~ we just can't get our practice in." Townspeople too sometimes get frustrated with the way the 'Wheeler Center operates. Julie Cotton, owner of Hair Affair in Peru, pays $40 for a semester .pass to the Center. She stated, "My only concern is that the AWAC could be open some way when something is going on in the gym - like a game." When a game is going on, nobody can use any part of the facility. "Last semester, I'd go there, and there would be a game, so I'd have to leave. Maybe a student would be willing to sit in the doorway during a game or something so we'd be able to use· the gym." "I understand that time restrictions are placed on the place, but I don'.t understand why it can't be open more and employ someone to sit in there," Kettlesen commented. Barber agreed. "Maybe it could be open later for people if they want to go down there,"she suggested.

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Dr. Joel Lundak, associate professor ofpsychology, gave a speech on diversity during Black History Week at Peru. His speech highlighted the importance of Affirmative Action of all minorities, including caucasians, by quoting statis tics from the Newark of three decades ago. Newark was the site of a four-day riot for racial equality ju 1967.


rhea rate, the highest syphillis rate, the highest maternal mortality rate, the highest proportionate urban tax rate, the highest population density, the highest proportion of laud set aside for urban renewal clearance and the highest daytime population turnover in the nation (commuters to white coHarjobs). Lundak stated, "Equity and excellence must go together. You and I are called upon to help empower equity - we will be more likely to achieve it !f we empower excellence. of Black History that it gives us an opportunity to focus upon accomplishmentsin world history and our nation's history by black people." Arizona and New Mexico were dis.covered by a black man named Estevauico. Onesimus, another black man, develope<:l an innoculation against smallpox in

Five causes were listed as reas<ms for the riot: co.:troversv over the location of a medical-deiiW school in Newark, controversy regarding the selection of a secretary to the Board of Education, the reaction to alleged police abuse at a Muslim home on the city line, increased activity of militants and alleged tension over plans to hold .a National Convention on Black· Power in Newark Atthattime, among the major cit- 1121. ies in .the country, Newark had the Lundak closed his speech saying, highest crime rate, the highest tu- "Honoring and empowering diverberculosis rate, the highest gonor- sity benefits all ofus!"

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cuts that \Vouid make' the students pay more." ~ · ,PSC's student .senate met with Dr. Robert Bums and Dr. St.even Butler the week prior to prepare ~ for the trip to. Lincoln. Krichau " stated, "They got back to us with some facts to help hack up what we wanted to tell the ~enatorsdust Ii> some things to make us feel more prepared." Dr. Crook added, "We went probably the best prepared, and a lot of the. information we did have came from the administration, so we were very appreciative of Dr. Bums and his staff foJ" giving us that data so we ~. had cold, ~ard facts to back up

what we asked for." Layson added, "We were thankful to Barb. Dr. Crook and Dr. Bums because on the way up there they gave us information and educated us on things like what we were supposed to be doing there and what we. could expect from it. The things we knew were things that the senators might not have known if we hadn't told them." Those who attended the Luncheon felt that preparedness was a key to the impression made by PSC senate members. "We knew that our goal was to go there and make them remem~r Peru State College, remember it for good reasons, but also remember, that there are things that need to

It's not.all fun and games! JUNIOR JEFF FOSSENBARGER joins in the fun in the Old Gym on Feb. 7 during a class aimed at giving students a chance to teach their peers to practice for the intermediate grades. PE 311 is a class that goes through games, relays; tumbling, volleyball, basketball and many other sports.--py Jesse Henderson

be improved," Krichau · we impressed them quite a bit." some of our students a first baud commented. Dr.. Crook added, ''I . . After the Luncheon; a joint exposure of some of the was very impressed with their press conference was held at the politicking that does go on in presentation that day, because they State Capital Rotunda, where the budgetary preparations, so it was a did come well briefed in how Peru resolution was f o t ma 11 y good learning experience as well State is impacted by government announced. Krichau \Vas one of as giving us some visibility that budgetary decisions in Lincoln." . the speakers. sometimes down here in the . Another factor distinguishing "I pointed out how aH the southeast comer of the state that is PSC at the Luncheon was the campuses have problems, all the not always easy to get. I think we increased enrollment this semester. campuses need money, no one is . were very visible that day." Dr. Crook noted, "Probably the better than anyone else, and we'J"e Lewellen sai<:l, "l felt that we one thing that really garnered all in· the same boat, 11 Krichau understood why we were there, and attention that day was the idea that said. "My big point was that ~e were able to relay the information Peru State is the only post- are all being hurt by this, no one we wanted to relate about our secondary institution showing a more than another, we all need the school in a professional way. I major i.ncrease in enrollment." help." thought it was a very good day for V oilman stated, ''We had other Dr. Crook felt P S C 1 s Peru State and for the senators that student senate members come up representatives learned some represented the students. I think to us and ask, 'What are you guys valuable lesimns. "The thing .that the students can be real proud. of doing right down there?' I think I thought was great was it gave them because they did a good job."

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J Three faculty members published recently by Tera Stutheit Three faculty members have recently had their writings published. Dr. Mary Mokris and Dr. Willian1 Clemente, assistant professors of English, each wrote non-fiction pieces, and Donald Schwartz, who has been teaching English and speech for ten years, wrote a short story. "Second Dakotas Conference of Early British Literature," a volume of.early British literature includes "Measure for Measure" and "The Duke's Dark Deeds" by Mokris. This piece is concerned with tll'e work of William Shakespeare. Also published in this volume is "Elizabeth's New Arcadia: Tue 1 Lady of May"' by Clemente. This is written about a short play by Sir Philip Sidney. The volume was published by the Northern State University Press

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·of Aberdeen, SD. Both Mokris and Clemente attended the Second Dakotas Conference on Early British Literature held last at Dakota State University in M~l<lls:on, where they presented This conference them to be published. They are both planning to return to the conference this spring. Schwartz's short story entitled "The Spinoza of the Gridiron," was published in Grit last month. It is a story about a critical football game for a high school team. However, it not only includes the intense efforts of the players and the never-ending physical strains of but also a side of the sport that most of us do not see. Schwartz estimated this story to be his 1OOth piece published. He is currently working on two non-fiction pieces.

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""' Garvey .. by Robin L. Payton ated by Marcus to stand for all Africaq-Americans .. · · Peru celebrated Black History Seven principles explain why Week with several activities Kwanzaa is a holiday that honors sponsored by the Campus AcAfrican-American people and their Kwanzaa is important to AfricanAmericans. Umoja (unity), thities Board. past. It lasts for se:ven days, from kujichagulia (self-determination), Dr. Joel Lundak kick-started Dec. 26 until Jan. 1. Kwanzza is ujima (collective work and responthe week on Monday with a not a religious holiday. speech on diversity in the Burr , Dr. Maulana Karenga began sibility), ujamaa (cooperative ecoOak Room. On Wednesday, the nomics), nia (purpose), kuumba Kwanzaa and first celebrated it in Student Center sported a display 1966. He s.earched for a language: (creativity)andimani (faith)are the of famous black Americans, that represented all Africans and Nguzo Saba (reasoos for Kwanzaa). along with artifacts and inforAn example of a Kwanzaa celeventually chose the worclo matlon on Kwanzaa. ebratlon, called a Karamu, would ''kwanzaa" from Swahili because A game of "Name That Tune" that East African_ language is not · be invite guests into your home, featured black artists on Thurstied to any specific ethnic group or recognize distinguished guests and . day. FridayCABhosted.aBack elders, hav.e a song or poem pertribe. to Our Roots Dance, also at the Kwanzaa means "first fruits of the formed about the importance of Student Center. harvest" and is celebratedhefore:the unity, recite the Nguzo Saba (seven beginning of the dry season. Dr. principles of Kwanzaa), ask an im-. portant family member or friend to Karenga's holiday allows people recite a speech about one of the r------------------------_....,....,...;,;;;;;.,;:;,;;;;.,;:;,;;;;.,;:;,;;;;.,;:;,;;;;;::;;;;::;;;;:::,. time to celebrate and study African history. As a symbol of unity, fam- sevenprinciplesoranotherrelated ily and friends gather toge¢er and topic, fill the unity cup, play drums, 813 CENTRALAVENUE AUBURN, NE 68305 exchange gifts. Another symbol is share food and recite the Tamshi la the "bendera,'' which is a flag ere- Tutaonana (farewell statement). . 800-451-8973 by Robin L. Payton



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"Fantasticks" to sing way to stardom by Jodi L. Hytrek For the first time in over five years the drama and music departments at PSC are getting together to perform a musical. On Feb. 22-26 the cast wiU perform "The Fantasticks" by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt in the College Theatre. "The Fantasticks" is a musical lqve story about. two neighbors who would like to get their children to fall in love. They figure the best

way to do this is to build a wall between their homes. Their philosophy is what you can't get you want more. They feel if they forbid their children from seeing eachother they will fall in love. Therestofthestoryisabouthowfar the fathers go and what the con~quences are. I Dr. Chet Harper, professor· of · speech and drama, is the stage rector for the production and Dr. Thomas Ediger, professor of mu-

sic, is the musical director. The cast includes Brian Steele as El. Gallo, Jennifer Baldwin as Luisa, ·Dave Norris as Matt, Steve Jirsa as . · Hucklebee, Ray T opscher as Bellomy, Kent Stutheit as Mortimer · and·l\!farcyEddingerlas the mute. Sara Anton is the stage manager. The musical will be performed Feb. 22, 23, 24 and 25 at 8:00 p.m. and Feb. 26 at 2:00 p.m. in the college theatre.

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SOPHOMORE MARCY EDDINGER d~intily sprinkles junior Jennifer Baldwin and freshman David Norris in "The Fantasticks."--photo by Doug Kerns

"It Had To Be You" first opened on May 10, 1981 attheJobn Golden Theater in New York, just i~ time to qualify for the 1980-81 Broadway season Tony Awards. Written by the show business husband and wife writing team of Joseph Bologna andRenee Taylor, the comedy is based on the couple's own lives. The play is a continued exploration of that mysterious thing called the male-female relatiomhip. Repertory Theater of America, Alpha~Omega Players, consists of three separate touring units? each one equipped to do three or four

plays at any time. Each unit is comprised of four actors who are not only talented, personable people, but are specially trained to adapt to a wide variety of playing situations and unique facilities. Producer/ Artistic Director Drexel H. Riley auditions over 600 actors yearly from which he chooses his select group for the nine-month national tour. "It Had To Be You" is.the love story of Theda Blau and Vito. Theda is a budding actressand play-

wright. She fails an audition, but the producerasks her to audition for others. impressed by Vito, follows him by cab and seduces him. The remainder of" the play is about his creative attempts to escape from her clutches. With thehelp of three powerful guardians, Theda successfully woos.Vito. · "It Had To Be You" was per- · formed· at Peru by the AlphaOmegaPlayers on Feb. 8 in the Student Center.

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Governor recommends $1 million upgrade by Jodi L. Hytrek On Thursday,. January 12, Governor Ben Nelson gave lus State of the State Address outlining his recommendations for the 1995-97 budget. PSC President Dr. Robert Burns was "pleasantly surprised" at the governors priorities. According to his address, the state colleges at Peru, Chadron and Wayne are targeted for a 5.48 percent hike in fiscal 1995-96and 3.38 percent the next year. The governor also earmarked almost $1 million in his budget to upgrade the electrical distribution system at PSC. Bums stated that the electrical system at Peru was done in the 1920' sand is in desperate need of improvement. This upgrade will greatly enhance. safety lighting across the campus and make the electricity run more efficiently. If the legislature approves the recommendation, PSC will get the money for the improvement after July 1. The real "wild card" in all the budget talk is. salary increases, according fo Burns. The


Governor · wants to fund three percent raises in.each of lhe next .




two years. Negotiations with various unions representing state workers continue, but clearly they are seeking more than three percent. Any raise above that funded by the state means the money must come from the agencies themselves. In the case of Peru State, the two most likely sources are distasteful ones: tuition increases for students, and/or elimination of staff. To help him prepare his budget recommendation, the governor asked all state colleges to submit a budget outlining what they would do as an entity if they were looking at a 10% cut in funding. PSC submitted this in July. Dr. Bums stated that at that time the revenue outlook for the state was bad, but is now looking better. ·~one of the reasons for this uplifted outlook is the fact that salary increases were projected at 5% and they are now only4%." The budget is now in the hands of the appropriations committee. At this time they are looking at the document the governor prepared from the 10% cut documents from the colleges. They are beginning at this point

instead of ·the point of the · governor's. recommendatioll. Dr. Burns wished the .appropriations committee would not start with the 10% cut document, but realized the appropriations oommittee "may only be being thorough and looking at all possibilities." A date is tentatively set for PSC to testify at the hearings for the appropriations committee on March6. At these hearings the college will tell the committee where they are financially and where they· want to be and why. They will also answer any questions on their submitted material. Bums explained that they will discuss the fact that at PSC there are a growing number of adjunct teachers because the enrollment is ever increasing. They w i 11 address the topics of hiring more educators, of upgrading the library and of upgrading the electrical system. After hearing all the. testimony from all the state agencies, the appropriations committee will· send its recommendation to the legislature. The college will find out what their 1995-97 budget is going to be in late May.



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Autism occurs in five out of every 10,000 children and is four times more common in boys. In reality, autism occurs in five out of every 10,000 children, and is four times more common in boys. yYhen Travis was diagnosed two yearsJater as. autistic, I was confused and devastated. The next year involved endless testing and heartbreak.. A battery of physicians studied Travis and discussed him as if he was a horrible freak of nature. The constant questions posed to me were endless and emotionally exmtusting. "Did I take dmlYs while I was pregnant? was my 'Pregnancy nonnal? w~ I ever ill? Did Travis have high fevers?" There were many questons but no ' answers.

Whose fault was it my son' wasn't "normal"? Whose fault was it my sori wasn't "nonnal"? Did my body do this to my child? Was my :genealogical make-up to blame? In the end it didn't really matter. Away from the hospitals, doctors and all the seemingly useless tests, he r~ed my son.

The most immediate problem cation Pre-School for two years. It seemed to be getting information wasn't geared just to autistic chilon autism. Unfortunately, there dren, but for a didn't seem to be any. What I did multi-handiuncover wasn't encouraging. capped clientele. Autism is considered a disorder Through this that has no "cure". Autistic chil- wonderful· pro~ ?len dislike physical contact, show gram staffed by inappropriate emotions, refrain from many special mixing with others and have lim- education stuited communication. dents, my son My son would be fortunate to took the first steps ever speak. My son would never out of his· shell. improve and would live in a silent He learned to vacuum he could not escape, and accept the touch of strangers, masimp?ssible for me to penetrate. My family soon adjusted to ac~ ter the common commodate Travis's needs. The spoon and, atthe crowds in grocery stores, banks and age of four, called shopping centers were unbearable me mom. None for him. Autistic children are over- of these feats sensitive to sounds, light, taste or were easy or happened overnight, touch. Also, these kids must have rou- buthe c0Uld learn tine. Anything that disturbs the and did. When Travis natural order sends Travis _into his and I began our owi:i W?£ld He ~ould flap~ hands,. /· enut high continuous shrieks ~ journey i:n,to edu'many rock. If not removed from the s1tu- cation, ation, he would hit his~ and~ were skeptical. Autism is considuncont:ollably. My child couldn t ered a hopeless condition and many leave his home unless he never left children are given up on. It w_as the security of the car. suggested to me by "respected" phyTravis's savior came in the form sicians that I place my son in an of the Llncoln Public School sys- institution. They stated it would be tem. The University of Nebraska too much stress on my family; and had a program that might help my I had another normal child to conson. I knew Travis was behind that sider. I learned never to assume a blank stare, if only a way could be doctor has all the answers! I chose found to reach him. I had to try. I to fight to know my son. His could not fail him. The program progress has been steady and he looked like our first ray of hope; ·continues to dazzle me daily, but it ru;id we were starved for a little is a struggle. sunshine. . Travis ~ow attends a pre-school Travis attended the Barkley Cen- headed by Don Loseke for special ter Early Childhood Special F.du- needs children in Nebraska City.




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Stephen Gaines, former student · football coach, stated that being a · student coach was worth all ~he When you were little and were · work. "I learned a lot working with asked, "What do you want to be · Coach Kevin Miller. It also gave when you grow up?" what did you · me a chance to be arom1d my teamsay? Fireman, policeman, astro.mates and friends for another year." naut., rock star... ? The people in this One of the hardest things a stustory said they wanted to be a coach. .dent coach is faced with is the tranTheir dream started when they sition from being a teammate to first got ahold of a ball and learne<J, being a coach. Gibbs illustrated the sport. They were good at some, this by stating, ''The student coaches thing. They fell in love with the are often in class with these players sport and wanted to pass their love at 2:00, but quickly have to change on to prospective new players. their role at 3 :00 from ~ing a friend However, they needed a way to .to being their boss." . achieve their dream. They u.eeded LaRose said that this•is the bigto learn how to pass on this love and gest challenge at first, but one of the how to teach the game they so loved main responsibilities he has is to be to someone else. Here at Peru State, a peace maker for the team. "The they have found a way to do this. student coach fills the communicaSeveral of the coaches at Peru tion gap between the palyers and State have implemented student the head coach. A player may feel coaching programs. They take students interested in learning how to more comfortable talking with me coach and embed them into their rather than Coach Gibbs." Lefever stated that although the program. Many of these students transition may be a difficult one, his have played in their program and coaches are handling it well. ''They have used up their eligibility. Now may have friends on the team, but they are given the opportunity to their priorities are set. When they learn how to coach. get to practice they know they have Dan Johnson, athletic director, STUDENT COACH fJRIA.N WOEBBECKE )nstructs Sherlyn Ehmen in the elements of blocking an respol!sibilities and they all follow explained that as a small school opponent off the ball while practicing for the Panhandle Game.--photo by Andrea Graff through with them." with staff concerns this program is extremely important. The students the student coaches a larger schol- office work done; the actual prac- coaching, on-court and off. I want · LaRose stated that the bottom line are picked by each individual coach . arship. Coach John Gibbs added, ticing is the easy part." · to be prepared to head my own for him is that in this program the and are only given scholarship "Being a student coach is very time stµdent CQ~~h~ g~Jout of it what Because many of the sports do not program when I leave here." money from the pool of money each consuming and the students sacri- have assistant coaches, the student W oebbecke stated, "I'm learning they put into it. "I. wouldn't have coach is allotted for all of their. fice the opportunity to get anoth~r coaches are required to not only the ins and outs of coaching. 11ris gotten where I am today if I would athletes. job that would pay them more help in practice but to work with program is helping me understand have just showed up at the games to There are also times when there is. money." scouting, recruiting, paper work and the strategies of coaching, plus it's be one of the coaches on the bench." The head coaches are thankful for not enough funding to pay the stuc Johnson stated that it would be practice preparation. Their season building on what I already know." dent coaches. For example, this ideal for each sport to have an assis- is aslong or longer than a player's Scott Bullock, student baseball the hard \vork and dedication of the year's student coach for women's tant coach, but because of the finan- se~on and they need to abid~ by the coach, sc:li.d that the benefits go both student coaches and are glad they ways, ''The students get a chance to can be involved in this type of a basketball, Brian Woebbecke, is not cial concerns, it is not possible. same rules as the players. , get experience as coaches and gain program. on scholarship. '.'Anytime someone According to Dan LaRose, assisLefever agreed, "If I could change Johnson wrapped it up by saying, vohmteers their time at such a small one thing I would have one assistant tant men's basketball coach, the knowledge while dealing with colschool is definitely a bonus to the coach and one student coach. benefits far outweigh the drawbacks. lege coaches who really know the "We all owe the student coaches a program," Tara Kreklau, head Coaching requires a lot of time, " I want to leam how to do every- sport. The school also benefits by debt of gratitude for their hard work women's basketball coach stated. time that student coaches sometimes thing there is .to .do with coaching. getting knowledgeable coaches and an apology for pushing them so Jerry Lefever, head baseball don't have. With an assistant coach I got involved with all aspects of without having to pay a full-time hard, sometimes into things tl1ey are not really ready to do." assistant." coach, expressed his desire to give it would be easier to get all of the

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the job." Jack Hamilton has been selected Among other responsibilities, as the new chairman of the Hamilton is involved in the Business Division at Peru State. process of making an articuiation Dr. Jim Thomas resigned his contract with several colleges~ for position as the chairm;;m of the example, Southeast Community Business Division due to his new Colleges at Beatrice, Lincoln and job as the Dean of Continuing Milford, Metro Tech, Iowa Education. Han1ilton has been Western. The contract consists of acting as the Di vision Chairman ·a transfer program designed for ever since. business majors. Hamilton s~ys, The process of finding the "Our whole philosophy is that th,e appropriate person for.the job was students at these colleges fjnish a long one, according to their program there. We won't Hamilton. "Dr. Terry Smith, take their students." vice-president of academic affairs When asked about hi s and Dr. Robert Burns, president of management strategies, Hamilton PSC, advertised, did the says, "Everyone has a different interviewing process and did a strategy. I believe that group national search. Earlier, they decisions are the only way to be discussed a contingency plan if successful. If we are going to they were not able to finci anyone, grow, it'll be because of all of us, and I was recommended. not only one person. So far I've Consequently, they were not able had one-hundred percent to make a match, so I was offered cooperation."

'Big Al' looks for big laughs by Robin L. Payton Al Carpenter is a rather unique comic. _Just ask anyone who has seen his show. Born and raised in the Was~ngton D:C. area, "Big Al" has performed at many of the major comedy clubs up and clown. the east coast, including the Richmond Comedy Club, Slapstix in Baltimore, The Comedy Works in Philadelphia, and The Comeidy Cafe in Washlngton D.C. Al is the 1990 East Coast Merit C'omedy Competition Champion. He has opened for Tommy Davidson, Richard Lewis, Chris

Rock, A. Whitney Brown, and Charles Fleischer (the voice of Roger Rabbit). An accomplished actor as well as a standup comic, Al has appeared in numerous TV and radio commercials, and has performed at the National Theatre in Washington. He also has showcased at the 1990 NACA East Coast Coffeehouse Convention. Al's unusual observations will definitely make you laugh; and that's what it's all about. Carpenter will be performing at Peru in the Student Center on Feb. 23,8p.JU.·





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On February 3, Calloway poured in 21 points and grabbed a season high 14 rebounds as Peru State slipped past Bellevue College 64-6 L The Bobcats returned to the Al Wheeler Acti:vity Center to play host to Park College on February . 6. Peru State was shooting fQr their first back-to-back wins of the 1994-95 hard court campaign.

Jaime Stinson, a true freshman in the first from Tecumseh, gave Peru State a minutes. Tom a . 64-63 lead with 53 seconds left and sophomore out of Omaha, came 1 sealed the victory by -stealing a off the bench to spark a 22-4 run pass with nine seconds remaining with three trifectas. His last threein regulation. Scott Martin added pointer gave Peru $tate their a free throw with three ticks on the biggest lead, 35-19. After Park . clock as the Bobcats triumphed 65- College went ·on a 12-2 run of · 63 in a gmn~ that had 12 lead their own, cutting the deficit to six changes. · ~points, the 'Cats took a 37~31 lead Stinson scored 12 of his 17 into the intermission. points in· the first half, eight of Martin, who led the team with · nine rebounds, scored 12 of his team high 19 points in the first six minutes of the second half. The Bobcats fronted , but Park be a l to be too and Stinson 1ong range threepointers, and Riley sank two tosses from the charity stripe to knot the contest at 63-63. The Bobcats dropped a heart breaker on ·the road at TeikyoWestmar. Peru State took a 7-18 record into this past week. The squad ends the regular· season tomorrow in Sioux Center, Iowa with a game against· Dordt College. Riley and Kier led the

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team in scoring with 11.6 and 11.5 points per· game, respectively.. Martin swatted 2·9 blocks, while Dan King swipe<!. _the ball from opponents 3() times and <lisped out 75 assists. (All season statistics are up to the Park College game.)

Check out those moves! MEN'S BASKETBALL COACH JOHN GIBBS demonstrates the fundamentals that have helped his teams win so many games. Congratulations go to Gibbs, who recorded .his 200t~ ~ens basketball coaching victory in his game against College earlter m the season. -photo by Sports Information

Roundballers heating. it up in intramurals by Tera Stutheit Intramural actiyities have gotten off to a great start. Currently, there are 14 teams playing basketball, and several students are participating in aerobics. There are 12 teams that make up the men's schedule and two teams playing co-ed. Jerry LeFever, director of intramurals, commented that this is the largest number of students who have participated in recent years. Upcoming events include a 2x2 men's and co-ed basketball tournament, spike night. an<l an indoor soccer t ouniamen t. Registration for spike night is March 6-10, and registration for indoor soccer is l'viarch 20-2-k The ping-pong tournament, originally scheduled for February 8, will be played later in the semester.


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by Chris Raabe . today at 1:00 p.m. The double Peru State's baseball team is header will mark the debut of new gettiqg a jump on old man winter. Bobcat skipper, Jerry LeFever, The squad hopes the weather will who is taking over the program's oblige them ~s they travel to reins after serving as an assistant Oklah.oma for a six game road .the past three seasons. swing this weekend. Following today's double dip, The Bobcats were scheduled to Peru State is scheduled to play open the 1995 season with a game Oklahoma Baptist University against Oklahoma University of tomorrow and 0kl<>11oma Christian Science and Arts in Chickasha on Stmday before making a long

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Lady Bobcats obliterate Panhandle State, 77-63 · by Andrea Graff

Gridiron ~oach resigns from PSC football team

The Lady Bobcats battled for another ''W" February 6 at the Whee!~r Center. Peru State took on Panhandle State of Oklahoma for the third time this season and denied ·Panhandleoftheir}X>Ssible "chann." by PSC Sports Information resignation of Monte Meadows. The Lady Bobcats knew it would A national search to find a new Meadows was head coach for the head foot'oall coach at Peru State past three years and an assistant for be a battle from the beginning. PlayCollege is beginning, President one year. In his three seasons as ing twice before, each team was Robert L. Bums has announced. head coach, Meadows compiled a familiar with each other's strengths "The college plans to have the 13-16-1.record. He also had taught and weaknesses. This, however. new coach identified within the physical education classes. didn't stop the Lady Bobcats from current semester," Dr. Bums said. Dr. Burns plans to move quickly doing their job and getting it done coach.will have primary to fill the position and has as they won 77-63. duties heading up the Bobcat appointed a screening committee Peru State never trailed once football program, along with some of students and employees. throughout the game. However, teaching duties in PSC's physical Recruiting and other duties will be Panhandle kept within striking diseducation program. carried out by Bobcat assistant Dr. Burns .earlier accepted the coaches and the athletic di.rector.


trek home that night. Peru State is slated to play 12 games on the road before hosting its first home twin hill. The Bobcats open at home on March 4 against Dakota State University . (South Dakota) at 2:00 p.m. at the PSC complex field. .The Bobcats finished the 1994 campaign as District rul1ller-up with a 34-16 record.

tance of Peru by never trailing by more than six points the whole first half. The second half was what seemed to be the tuming point for the Lady Bobcats. Peru State came out nail-· ingtheir shots and opened up the game 46-33 within the first four minutes of the half. However, Panhandle wasn't aQ<>ut to throv· in the towel; they fought back and kept the game within ten points for the next nine minutes of · the game. But the well-conditioned Lady Bobcats continued to pres. ~e the Qa1l on defense and take tht? ball to the hoop on offense which proved to be too much for Panhandle.

Peru State was led by senior Angie Wilson who had 16 points and five assists! She was followed by senior guard Sarah Gaines with 14 points and nine rebounds. The lady Bobcats will begin playoffs at home on Tuesday Feb. 21. On the i;eason, Wilson is leading in average points per game with 13.3. Wilson is also second in rebounding averaging 6.3 per game, second in. assists with a total of 96, and second in steals with 56. Sophomore Angie Huback is second in scoring averaging 10.4 per game and the leader in rebounding with an average of 8.9 per game. Gaines is leading in both assists and steals with 98 and 58. '<'




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Registration policies ch'ange for fall of 1995 by Jodi .L. Hytrek

The job of pre-registration is here again. However, this time it 'is a little different. Partly because of an editorial written in the Nov. 18 issue .of The Times and partly because of the accessibility of the new computer system, the process has been. modified .to make things easier for the student.. According to Dr. Terry Smith, vice-president for ·academic affairs, all of the things a student ueeds to pre~register are located in the schedule itself. There is no extra card to lose or packet to pick up. Because of the new computer t .•' system, each class has its own 5[ digit call number. This will be ~ used by the computer operators to make the process go quicker. They. no longer have to type in all the class information; the call number. will provide ·them with all that. The strident will need to be extra careful when filling out the regis.tration form that is located


on the back page of the schedule. One mistake with the call number, and the computer will bring up the wrong class. Another change with the schedule is the Separate times allotted for each grade level. For instance, seniors and postgraduates that have 90 hours or. more will be able to pre-register Wednesday, March 29 from 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. This change is a direct result from an editorial written after pre-registration last fall. The rest of the pre-registration schedule is as follows: Juniors with 60-89 hours will pre-register from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 29. Sophomores with 30-59 hours will pre-register from 8:30 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 30. Freshmen with 0-29 hours will pre-register from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 30. Friday, March 31 is open to all who would like to pre-register. Smith hopes that with these changes pre-registration will be easier and quicker for students.


Let freedom ring!. BALD EAGLES HAVE BEEN FREQUENTING the water holes in the wooded areas to the east of the Brownville bridge on the Missouri side of the river. In recent weeks, Scott Holmes has seen them on damp, misty morning~. He saw this one around 9 a.m.-~photo by Scott Holmes

; Conflicts arise over future of Old Gym by April Czaplewski

A UNISEX BATHROOM is now being added to the old gym as part of the current renovation taking place. Workers from the Peru construction company, Out of the Woodwork, began the project last week. --photo by Jodi Hytrek

However, in order to install or What recreational facilities would remodel any of these areas, several you like to see come to PSC? issues must be considered. The Would it be racquetball courts? first of these is the issue of noise. An aerobic-dance room? Weight Due to the Art DepC1.rtment's room? Or would it be a wellness basement location, noise may facility with aerobic machines like present a problem, "especially in bikes, stair machines, rowing the classroom," said Dr. Steven ma,chines and treadmills? Butler, PSC vice-president. Y'our wish may come true. The . Another issue is money. Butler Campus Review Committee, a said that if PSC would divide the group formed in order to review gym into several components to all possible uses of the Old Gym, install all of the recommendations recommends that the main floor made by the Campus Review and the upper alcove become part Committee, "It would cost of the recreational center for the. approximately $1.5 million. We campus. 'fhe Campus Review don't have that kind of money to Committee recommends assurance · put tow3I'd the project." of the structural integrity of the Butler added, "For our first main floor, and the installation of phase, we have $90,000 ·bathrooms, three racquetball available." This money will be courts, aerobic3I'ea, wellness·area, used to provide one uni·sex weight room, intramurals office, bathroom, 3/4 of a new floor, and and a storage facility. painting. "The racquetball courts

cost $30,000 each, in addition to the cost of a new floor underneath," said Butler. Another conflict is that once this project is in effect; the baseball and softball teams will no longer be allowed to use the Old Gym for practice during inclement weather. Scott Kier, a senior student baseball coach, stated, "If you're asking me if. they should cancel the baseball program, I'd say 'yeah' ··because we're not going to be good anymore. If you take away the indoor hitting, yot: can't recruit. In Nebraska, you need lo have indoor facilities to recruit. The top players from all over will come and look, but to them it's a joke." Softball player, Andrea Tee said, "You'd think since the

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You constantly look in the mirror. "I 'need' to lose weight!" you tell yourself But, five pounds isn't enough. You have the desire, but you just don't have the wm power. But everywhere you ~urn, you see beautiful women and gorgeous men. You turn on the tv. There they are. Women, do you you feel the pressure? Beautiful women in bikinis are everywhere. So you put the pressure on yourself. You HAVE to lose weight. When you tell your boyfriend or girlfriend, they laugh and say, "You aren't fat!" Why don't you believe him/her? I mean, why would he/she lie? Even though they believe in you and believe you are beautiful, you don't buy it for a second. Why not? You become obsessed. You cannot go one day without thinking about how much you need to lose weight. It eats at you. So you eat., Or you

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Layson defends Student Senate Dear Editor, In the Feb. 17 issue of The Times I read a column by Chris Raabe concerning parking and tickets. I must say this upset me greatly! I feel Raabe was closed minded about the whole issue. Yes everyone is entitled to their own opinion but AT LEAST make an effort to be educated about it! Being treasurer of Student Senate I know for a fact that the members of Student Senate who are on the traffic sF'lcommittee do a good job. Student senators are not the only ones who hear appeals for tickets. Since Raabe \\as a member of . Student Senate at one time he should realize that senate has ALWAYS been aware of this problem. Student Senate cannot be the scapegoat for fack of

availability for parking on this campus. In my years here at PSC, I have received my share of tickets and know that they were my own fault. It is a reality that parking will always be a problem on this campus, but you cannot blame the people who are trying to help you. After receiving a parking ticket that you think was unfair, you have the right to appeal it. You can make your appeal at the physical plant. The appeal is heard by a traffic subcommittee which is made up of faculty members as well as members of student senate. The subcommittee votes on each appeal and then you will receive a letter infonning you on

Money received trom parKmg tickets helps maintain the parking lots we currently have. For a parking garage to be erected on campus it would cost students as much as $250 per student to have a parking pennit. · I sympathize with all that athletes have to pay for, but until the government allots the school · more money, things aren't going to change. I, a spectator, wish that wasn't so but am not in charge of our government's budget. HOWEVER, I also sympathize with every aspect of this campus that goes through hardships; everyone has their stories. Thank you for your time and attention.

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don't. The important thing is that 'it's YOUR decision! It's the one thing in your life you can control. You may have anorexia or bulimia. If you care one ounce about your body or voi!lrs,eif. :read on. Do you realize that over 4 miHion people suffer from these diseases? That's right, they are both diseases. They are serious and they could kill you. Out of these 4 miUion people, only a few are actually diagnosed. The others just "diet" to the ~int ofmabmtri· tion. Some suffer from being underweight; others have the symptoms, the thoughts, the obsession, but no one knows-sometimes not even themselves. How do you know if you have the 'symptoms of these dis· eases? Well, if you are one who's emotions and life are often dependent on how you feel about your looks and your body, you are definitely in the majority. ·1s your self•esteem determined by how you look? Then, you are in the first siage of what could form into anorexia or bulimia. ' When you see that beautiful woman or man on TV, you cringe with jealousy. You long so much to have that body that

appears everywhere you look. You can't get away from her/ him. If this is you, sorry to say it, butyouhaveo~~ofthemost pronounced symptoms of anorexia or bulimia. Does eating or choosing not ' to eat give you a sense of con· trol? If so, then I suggest getting help. Often anorexics and bulimics feel that they've lost, ' control of their lives. They attempt to :regain!control by, eat. ing and then discarding the food through laxatives, vomit· ing, or fasting. Do you eat , when you are depressed? This , is an example of an attempt to feed a hungry heart. You long for something to soothe you.· You want the pain to go away, so you do what feels good. In the end, you feel guilty, de, pressed. You exercise, throw-r up, or use laxatives. Then the , cycle starts again. It's miser- , able. You need help but you, don't think you have a prob- j Iem. You do. It's called bulimia. If you feel this way, please get help. Contact your RA or call the Health Center at 872-2229. Care enough about your body " and yourself to take care of ~ what God's given you. If you ; stop right now and get help, you may gain the control you long for.... the control of mak· , ing a life decision ••• to let go.




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by Amelia McAlexander Have you ever been at a party, and one of the "nerd set" arrives. The room suddenly comes alive with, "Can you believe they showed up?" After awhile the poor slob makes a hasty exit, and vows never to mingle again. The word "popularity" has been springing from many mouths on campus,Jately. I hear it winding through the halls, whispered in the restrooms and forced over stiff lips in classrooms. Who's in, and who's out. The old popularity contest. I, being old, but yet not wise, decided I~ to take a stand. I fear senility is looming in the not so distant future and it is time to speak out! Why is it so vital to be popular, anyway? • Everyone, at some time, worries about being popular. Wanting to be liked is natural. We all want to belong, be included and feel wanted UnfortUnately, life doesn't always work that way. ~will be someone along the please. who thinks ·, or~ dislikes your s o matter how tough the exterior is, it hurts. I do :not possess any grand wisdom to make a person a popularity maclllne. I can tell you it's just not worth the pain. If you spend all your time stewing about what others think, you won't have time to live. Who cares if you're not part of the "in crowd?'t Individualism is more



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has its problems too important! It says in the constitution that we are all created equal, but nowhere does it state we should all be alike. How boring it would be if we were. Believe it or not, being different has tons of advantages . If you dress differently, your own fashion statement is guaranteed. None of your clothes will go out of style. I wonder how many clothing designers began that way? Are your a free thinker? Good! Some of the worlds greatest minds were considered odd! If we had closed ourselves to possibilities, we would still be living in caves, and carrying clubs.

person. Sometimes being popular has a heavy price tag, and it doesn't immunize you from harassment either. I wish I could say things change as we grow older, but I can't. In all honesty, the popularity contest never ends. It just depends if you chose to play the game. Don't fall for it! The only way to "win" is with self-confidence. If someone chooses not to like you, fine. So be it! Reali~ that they have the problem, not you. In many cases it is because they are unsure of themselves, so they strike out at others. They worl. t be losing any sleep ovec how they treat others, so why let it get you down.

Plato doesn't strike me as having been a If we were all alike, party animal! life would be truly' uneventful. Do you really think Einstein was considered ''hip?" Plato doesn't strike me as having been a party animal, eithert Maybe you. dqp;' t have the bucks to keep up with the popular: s~t; , Who cares? People survived long · before the invention of cash. llie is not about what you drive. what you own or the amount in the old bank account. It's about caring, compassion and how you take the punches of Jiving.· I have also discovered that popular people have just as much stress · and insecurity as anybody else. Yes, there is no such thing as a perfect

rm not saying this to be rude and purposely obnoxious! The phrase, "Do unto others.,. definitely has merit. It is .interesting to be different. If we were all alike, life wOUld be truly uneventful! Marching to the tune of a different drummer can be fun. Stand up for who you are. and take pride in yourself. In ten years who was popular won't mean squat! Don't let popularity rule your life, because I will guarantee, everyone will remember the names of the "weird ones!"

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Today is History Da~c~1995 at Contest will be eligible to enter PSC, and the District History Day the State Contest at Wesleyan Contest is from 9 a.m to 2:30 University in Lincoln on April 22. p.m. The theme of this year's Three special awards will be competition is, "Conflict and available at the State Contest. Compromise in History." First, the Center for Great Plains. Dr. Sara Crook, District History Studies is sponsoring the Great Day coordinator, feels that the Plains History Award for the entry Peru State College District that best examines a conflict or ti History Day Contest "provides a compromise relative to the Great+ unique opportunity for students to Plains. Second! the Sentry C.ivil ;·;: rigorously pursue a topic of War Round Ta.])le of Omaha ls:;J particular interest to them." ) sponsoring award for an· entry<:{ The History Day competition is which focuses on the Civil War,;i~ open to students in grades 6th- Finally, the Nebraska State,,


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PSC'S CHAPTER OF KAPPA DELTA PI inducted nine new members on Feb. 15. Pictur~d from left are Frank Ferrante, campus counselor of KappaDelta Pi, and inductres Donna Huehns, Jody Vetrovsky, Angie Holtapp, Jeff Fossenbarger, Kelly Hollim,m, Jody Jansky, Dusk Junker, Angela Hawley and Kappa Delta Pi Area Coordinator Steve Waters. Not pictured is Carla Gifford. Waters, from Wichita State Univ. in Kansas. was making an on.campus visit an<f gave PSCs chapter an "outstanding evaluation,• according t6 Ferrante. To be eligible to join the organization, which is an international honrary society in education, students must have an overall grade point average of3.0 and have earned 72 credit hours.-

12th. The six categories include Historical Society is sponsoring}'' essay, and .group or individual "TheAtomicAgeHi~tory Award," ~\'I media presentation, project, and which focuses on the post-World ,; performance. . The top entry in War II era. Each award includes a .•... ·. · eac;h category will receive a . $100 cash award. . ·;.; History Day T shirt. Dr. Crook encourages attendance Winners from the District to "help end the dull and boring '.. reputation given to history!" ·~

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Students' input needed for college outcome survey by Jodi L. Hytrek

offered. the co'lege's role in As part of PSC 's assessment developing a student's selfby North Central Accreditation, confidence, career options. etc the college must have students The information supplied will fill out a college outcome survey "be kept confidential and. names that wiH judge the effectiveness will not be individually listed on of services and programs provided any report. The surveys will be sent to be by PSC. 111e survey will by given to a scored and PSC will get the sample of students that are results. The results will show representative of 'the population how students feel about the on campus. It wm be distributed services and programs the college during classes at a particular time provides and how the college has contributed to their overall selected by the administration. The survey asks tne students education. The results will provide their opinions on such things as faculty respect for students, information to the administration residence hall services, financial to help them to make decisions aid services, varicfy of courses on services and programs.



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compared with those with medium being conducted by a Tulane Violence involving the possess- or low .incidences to determine University professor. ion of a weapon is an ongoing and what the differences are. "It will Asmussen said that he expects • increasingly explosive topic in give us a chance to really take a · the grant application to. .be "" modem America. Professor of look at something that's impacting accepted. ''We've got good support Humaniµes Kelly Asmussen has campuses a great deal all across the from five noted criminologists made an application to the country,u Asmussen explained. from around the country who have ...._National Institute of Justice for a Dr. Asmussen's doctoral been involved in other studies, and "'" grant to conduct a national study oissertation pertained to weapon I think we're pretty positive that to explore the issue of weapon· carrying on the University of we willbefunded," he stated. possession on eollege campuses; Nebraska campus, and a national Asmussen .said that the study I!:"·· The grant application is a study on the subject intrigued him could put· our campus in the ., request for .$345,000 toi dQ a two because of his findings in the national limelight . "It will be a • ,.;........- -......:...........- . . . . . : . . . . - - - - - - - - - - - - - -..... " ·big plus for the college because 11 /s it fear that is driving this type Of behavior, or is it the. Peru State College name will · · / ·th t th h b dt ? D be spread all over the country." pnor v1gience a ey ave een expose o. . O He noted that he would like PSC they come from a home where there is violence? to be involved in a pilot study There are so many potential variables that might prior to the natfonal survey "to see cause or be associated with this behavior. II if there is Some type Of relationship in the rnral areas '---Dr. Kelly Asmussen ~ similar to what is supposed to b.e only in the larger cities." . ~ year study on about 60 college dissertation and in other studies he Asmussen hopes the survey will campuses involving about 12,000 has conducted. Also, the study help to explain why some college students. · Campuses that have would be done jn conjunction with students risk their academic careers ..,..high incidences of weapon a similar nationa:l study con- by illegally carrying weapons on ~ po~session would then be centrating on hlgh school students campus.· He posed the questions,

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Tera Stutheit Are yQu interested in possibly obtaining a summer internship or "' a position in .a promising company? Lucky for you there .is an easy way. On March 23 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the ~ Live Oak Room of the Student Center, the Cooperative Education and Career Services Office is "' sponsoring a Career Fair. The ninth annual fair will host such companies as Metropolitan Life Insurance, various YMCA ... camps, the Nebraska Center for ... Women, Western Auto, several military. services, and numerous graduate schools. There will be s. 35representatives total .. ~ Jauelle Morgan, senior business management major, and Cheryl Bartels, junior business adminis""tration I management I accounting • major; who. ooth work part time workers in the Career Services office, commented that all students

should attend. Students•··with majors .of all areas benefit from the fair. They advise students to bring a coyy of their resume with them. Morgan .and Bartels also commented that during past fairs, interviews have been scheduled and several internships were obtained by students attending the fair. Ted Harshbarger,. director of Cooperative Education and Career Services, commented that a great amount of work. goes into planning the Career Fair. "Students need to take advantage of the fair in order to find out what employers are looking for when hiring new employees. The job search is not an easy one," he warned. · Attending the Career Fair can give students a head start on job searching and may possibly save time and energy wasted "pounding the pavement."

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E-mail access nOW available by Jodi L. Hytrek The long-a\vaited arrival of access to e-mail service via the Internet is upon us. According to Dr. Robert Burns, president of P~C, access to this for al I .interested faculty, staff and students is now available. The necessary computer equipment to make this happen that has been on back order has now arrived. It is now installed and ready to use. Anyone interested in obtaining an Internet address will need to contact Stan Mccaslin at his office in the computer lab of the Hoyt sci.ence building. Upon receiving the address students will 8Iso need to read and sign ethical policy statements concerning the uses of Internet. These include PcrnNet, lVIIDnet, and NSFNEf.

Dan and Deb Lunzmann, owners of Wheeler Inn, set aside five "Burger Madness Tuesday Nights" to benefit area charities. For all of these charities, the Wheeler Inn donates a portion of the money made on the forgers, fries and drinks. 0 the r organizations other than PSC that have benefited from this are the American Legion baseball teams, Auburn Rescue and Fire and several environmental projects. The. volunteer waitstaff included Susan Unruh, Vince Henzel, Kevin Miller, Jolene.. .Block, Jim C.illcnder, Cindy Campbell, and Ted Harshbarger.

"Old Gym" from page 1. college is giving us scholarship money to go to school, they'd at least want to see success out of the product they've sponsored. It seems ironic to me that we have money to spend on racquetball courts, but not money to better our athletic. programs. We don't have a scoreboard, dug-outs, benches or a batting cage. You'd think they'd give to the athletics of the school, not to a recreational fund." Why can't the softball and baseball players practice in the new facility? Butler explained, "They've been using the Old Gym inappropriately. Baseballs are bounced off· walls. There are marks on the floor and dents on the new fire doors. This is the kind of activity we can't have if we want to make this [facility} fit for everyone. You just can't take


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one step forward and two steps back. You can't build it to be tom up again." Some students disagree. Val Richardson, a sophomore majoring in secondary education and math, said, "Everypne gets pushed around. The athletes don't have a place to practice. In fact, the atltletics who aren't in season get first priority over those who are in season. Volleyball can use two courts in the A.W.A.C. Baseball should get first priority when they are in season." · Kier stated, "Spring sports have always been messed around with. Baseball and softball hasn't always been top priority at PSC. We're tl1e most independent team. What other team does their 0 w n maintenance, puts up their own dug-outs, and buys their OW:Q uniforms and meals?"


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What's the solution? What will the spring athletic teams do? Dr. Butler suggested, "I think that a batting cage could happen. What can't happen is having games in the Old Gym and hitting balls against the walls." Tee questioned this suggestion. She says, "It's like he's getting us a batting cage just so we'll shutup. That's how I feel." Kier said, !'They've made a lot of promises before. In 1989, they promised a scorebo<trd. That didn't happen until last year. I'll believe it when I see it." On the other hand, many students who are not in 'formal athletics' think the plans made by the administration and the committee are a great idea. Julie Taylor, resident director of Morgan Hall and intramural step-aerobic participant, said, "Structurally,


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·hood hanging in the balance, a large been "brainwashed" to think that Thirty-four of the almost 300 numbe.r of students fail to adapt. the only time for studying is .at first-year students that attended According to the survey, students night. Peru State last semester fell victim were surpnsed at how unrealistic On the average, students have to academic probation. Approxi- their estimates of needing 10-20 three classes on Monday, Wednesmately 10 percent of freshmen en- study hours a week was. In reality, day, and Friday and two classes on rolled in fall 1994 earned a GPA of a student needs 30-40 hours a week, Tuesday and.Thursday. That leaves lesll than 2.0! I shudder to think on the average •. to attain a B aver- approximately eight extra hours in how miserably difficult it has to be age or better (3 hours outside of the day that the students could be to get such a !Ow grade. Just wait! · class for every hour spent in class). studying and still having nights free. Over 20 percent of Delzell Hall Few students envision college as Lack of time management and treads on In Delzell, only a full-time job, and as Greg studying techniques lead to the five of the 130-some students re- Mitchell, Student Support Services number one reason students fail: ceived honors-three of whom coordinator, sees it, "College is skipping class. · were freshmen. These numbers, learning how to make choices and If.a student goes to class every played off most of the timeas nor- live with the consequences." The day and sits in the first three rows, mal, become tame when it is seen question is ... has anyone taught a C usually serves as the worst that over 40 percent of freshmen these "explorers" how to make grade they will get (with few exenrolled each year do not return to choic~? ceptions); however, the luxury of Peru-voluntary and involuntary. Mitc~ll adds that most students limited, specialized classes throws Why the high academic disci- have become a "victim of their most students for a loop and leaves plinary and dropout rates? Fresh- environment" "Is a parent or guard- them backtracking:-scrambling to men have no idea how to act in ian going to work every find things to do with college. their time. According to a "Mommy and Daddy Penn State Univeraren't there to kick them sity survey of out of bed each mornfreshmen students, ing," says Mitchell. If "96 percent_ 99 students want to be percent of f i r s t - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - • treated as adults, the re-" year students expect to earn a B day, and does the child see the sponsibility level needs -to be average or better in their first year rewards?" stepped up, and it's apparent that of college. At the end of one year, One goal of the College lOOpro- this has not happened. less than 40 percent of first-year gram at Peru State is tb teach stuAccording to thePSC Retention students earn a B average and less dents (or reaffirm the student's abil- Study, an analysis of academic and than5 percent earn an A average." ity) to make choices and live with student life, the number of "writeThese freshmen, like others, the consequences. ups" for the use of intoxicants and found out that college is not high The "time management" section drugs increased 91 percent in 1994 · school. As obvious as this sounds, of College 100 describes the secret. from 1993. This, the study claims, freshmen neglect to realize they do to succeeding in college: A student can be attributed to the lack of a bar not just come to another city; they does not have to study between in the community, th~ use of fake come to another planet. seven and nine at night. Mitchell IDs, and the availability of alcohol With their occupational liveli- believes that a lot of students have . ·to minors from local businesses.

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Better and conscious eilforcement of the alcohol/drug policy helped raise this number-only three of the 41 people "written-up" for alcohol were written up twice. Drinking and college has gone hand in hand for a long time, but are those who are upset about the alcohol policies even 21 yet? Alcohol and drug "write-ups" accounted for 58 percent of violations in the fall of 1994; however, another facet of finding yourself in this galaxy of higher education concerns taking out those animalistic aggressions on inanimate objects (a.k.a. breaking stuff). Signs and ornaments missing, drive-by paintballings, halls flooding, not to mention toilets being uprooted are annual occurrences of immature pranks pulled by the average freshman. Nemaha County Sheriff's Deputy Keith Helms, who has been employed by Nemaha County for 13 years, says that despite sporadic vandalism and graffiti, Peru's crime rate has dropped from 16.9 crimes/ 1000 in 1987 to 8.4 crimes/1000 in 199::1..

Helms attributes .this to ,the sheriff's department. "\Vben I first started as a dispatcher, .there would be between 18 and 20 people in jail a night. Now, there's rarely one or. two at a time," said Helms. Peru, speaking of crime and vandalism, was a"rat's nest" before 1988 when the sheriff's department started to "clean it out." Although the best-case scenario would be for the campus to discipline their students in all situations, the police department is not afraid to step in when maturity goes by the wayside. Though time management and civic responsibility are major considerations and responsibilities for new students to deal with, Mitchell says, 'There is a place in secondary education (or everyone. Students should take ownership of their campus." By the looks of the Delzell grounds, ice cream on the walkways, and paint on the football field, students need to change the oil, and the facilities are a thousand miles overdue.

TRIO members help students achieve goals

For 15 Peru State College students, the 1994-95 school year has meant concern for the academic . success of a lot more than just themselves. The§e individuals have been serving as "peer mentors" and tutors for fellow PSC students through a federal program, the TRIO program, which celebrated its 30th anni vers~ o~ F~b~ Z7th. FU!ldedby a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, memberS of the TRIO program have been working with over 230 PSC stuilC dtb·.~ts, hedlpin~·thoalestudents achieve IJ · ·.. o/:aca eunc g s. The program is designed to improve the retention andpuation rate. of students who are.~hysically or learning disabled, f~~1lowincome families, and/or .~JiO,~·~t".'generation college stu-


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are free, and all the studenthas to do is make the effort to come into our office and sign up," said Greg Mitchell, director of Student Support Services. Pam Williams, student intervention coordinator, said,"We encourage students to tell us what their needs are, and we will design the services around that need if possible. If we cannot provide the service, we will direct the student to the correct office." Peer mentors and tutors in Peru State's Student Support Services program include: Beth Armstrong, Kristi Cummins, April Czaplewski, Renae Gerdes, Dusk Junker, Nicole Miller, Janelle Moran, Jonee Roach, Amy Rut, Nicole Short, Jacob Stallworth, Gary Taylor, Tanya Teater, Gene Trimmer and Angie Wilson.

THE STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES PROGRAM held a special progmmrecently, featuring (from left) Dr. Ste Yen Butler, vice president for student affairs; PSC President Robert Bums; Desiree Hackett, a junior and winner of the Pac ~.:ttcr Award; and Greg Mitchell, director of Student Support Services.··photo by Charles Wake


MARCH 10, 1995

We have a poet on the premises! by April Czaplewski You've waited so long to hear the words of' acceptance. Sometimes you lie awake at night dreaming of the words your dream guy or gal would say to you on that perfect night. . Suddenly, you hear. a rock .hit your window. "Who could it be?" you ponder. "Oh my gosh, it's him.I.her! '1 As your heart is racing, they motion for you to open your window. That's when you hear it, the words you've longed to hear all of your empty life. Your. dream lover is,serenading you with sweet ·words of poetry by moonlight. You hang upon every word. "How .did they know my every heart's desire?" Do you enjoy hearing poetry? If so~ did you realize that you may have the qualities of the next Edgar Allen Poe? Yes, it is true. Rich Wyatt, a published poet from southern California, says to become a pot;t all you need is instinct and the desire to do it. Having attained a B.A. in Fine Arts, specializing in~ creative writing, Wyatt says, "Really, I became a poet on accident. After I

you .when you think that's the . only way to validate your writing. No matter what, you have to keep on writing," says Wyatt. Wyatt says .that there are some sources of money, but they are rare. "Sometimes, it's a matter of luck. Other times, it's a matter of working hard."· Poets can apply and receive grants for their bard work; however, these may only add up to five ten thousand dollars per year. Currently, Wyatt is temporarily working as a painter's assistant for PSC. "One of the benefits in being a poet is that you get to meet pretty. interesting people," Wyatt says. You may wonder what a poet writes about. If you were a poet, what would your main theme be? Initially, the author may have a theme in mind, but the final theme is determined in the mind of the reader. One possible theme expressed by Wyatt is one of lon.eliness and isolation from people and the world in general. ·wyatt says, "I ·basically write about people moving around, but failing somehow to both connect physically and emotionally."

Night In a RuralTown The night before insects \lilable to resist the lamps and porch lights. Possums beat down heavy grasses, Always a road in their way.


Rich Wyatt had gotten out of the army, the only class offered was a general creative writing class. After I wrote my first poem, gradually, I became inspired. I. found it fun, so I continued to write. Now, I can't see myself without writing. In fact, I need to write." So, what makes a successful poet? Is it the fame? Maybe it's the money? Wyatt testifies that when he began to write, his career was 'just writing," but eventually, "I got caught up in getting published. That can overwhelm

Trains, ambling through, sized up every loading dock and alley, then moved on, or were side-railed, freight to be scattered purposefully like thistle, leaving open boxcars to signal dark commerce beyond the stray dogs that sniffed along the tracks 'If for what some transient might have dropped, might have swallowed and thrown up in pain. A car passed slowly, bump, bump, over a crossing. Before dawn; a. car, a wisp of fog, sometimes left town amid its own headlights' fanfare, and the sign saying, HURRY BACK, and the man or woman stepping out of a house to shake dust loose. from the fields.

PBL to hold spring auction Phi Beta Lambda will be Both new and used items will be holding its annual spring auction available; including new and on Wednesday, March 22. The shelf-worn items donated by local auction is the club's major fund- businesses. The public has also raiser. The proceeds will be donated items. spent on competitive events at This is the perfect opportunity the state and national level, to purchase used furniture for business trips and other club dorm roows and off-campus activities. housing. Some other items There will be a wide array of which will be available include: items for sale at the auction. gift certificates for local

CC@~®rru@@[f March: 6 -10. Preregistration .for. su1mt1er l>~ltl¢Ster 8 - 10. Registration for Coll~e Quiz Bf)wl; (CAB) . 10. Halls close for midter~ breakf<i·:~·~· .. ·. . . . . . ....• 1q. Last day to drop regular ~~t~r; a(~ 19. Halls open after midtenn•l>r~, nooli .20. Classes resume. · · .21- ~.2. ·College Quiz Bowl,S~ .2.2. Jazz Band Clinic all day, .23. Dance, 9 p.m., Student 9e.,~ 23. Career Fair, Student C~~ ·· 27. HyprttitjSt Jim Wand,8•p:~~$ · 27 - 31. Preregistration ff>r•fall~ .29. PSC Senior ArtExbibitionl>,Mi 30. Student.Recital, U a.~,B~ri,fc)r 30. Pool tourney, 8:30 p.m., S~ud~ll

April: 1. Pi~o Extrav~an:m, all day,901 3. Jelly Bean Guess' noon' S~d •.. 4 • S. ~ovie "The Fugitive," 8Jpi~~~. 6. Non-tradOaks Meeting, :t1:Jq~Jn:,. 7 - 8. Mother/Daughter weekend ... · ··

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strives by Amy Bremers He wrote a dissertation on child abuse and neglect in 1978 at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Now· he leads workshops and teaches classes on child abuse and neglect detection. He works as a legal consultant functioning as an expert on child abuse. He also serves on several boards dealing with both children and abuse. Who is this man? He is Dr. Anthony Citrin, professor of education atPSC. During the school year and summer, Citrin speaks at workshops all over Nebraska. These workshops deal with signs and symptoms of child abuse and neglect and usually cater to a particular group cl people. For eis.ample, on March 16, Citrin will be talking to workers who "can be good detectors if they know what to look for." Then on April 7 and 8, be will travel to Nqrfolk to talk to child care providers. Workshops like these and the many others Citrin teach people bow to detect child abuse and how to report it. WhenCitrin goes to these workshops, he goes as a professot of

PSC. "I do these as a service of this college - as a public service provided by PSC~" he stated. ''It's not ~e going out and doing this by myself. Also, when f ve done things like this, a good 90 percent are done in such a way that I don't have to cancel any classes, so they don't interfere with school." Usually the workshops are held on the weekends. Besides visiting and talking to various education classes on campus one~ in a while, Citrin also teaches two specific classes on abuse and neglect. O~e is a one credit hour class for PSC undergraduates and is located near Peru. Another is a three credit hour class designed for graduate students, and i~ held at varying sites throughout Southeast Nebraska such as Falls City and Beatrice. Citrin stated, "To my knowledge, we are the only coll((ge in Nebraska thaLoffers a specific course such as this for educators on a consecutive basis." These classes cover many aspects of child abuse. 11,lcluded among them are the seven types of child abuse and neglect~ the consequences of being a victim, the law and social service concerning child abuse, prevention, detection and teenage

· parenting. Citrin wrote the textbook for this class, called Victims All. Citrin is also involved in the legal aspect of child abuse. In some child abuse cases, ·he will appear as an expert witness in court, trying to show why a situation is abusive or a child is in jeopardy or trying to defend someone from being wrongfully accused of child abuse. Sometimes be reviews materials for attorneys.

very lucky cases where the dan1age (done) to the child was minimal.'' Another case - one of Citrin' s first in which be acted as an expert witness - illvolved a Korean mother who had married an American service man who was a spouse abuser. The mother got custody, and later wound up attending the where Citrin taught. Whenever Citrin appears as a witness, helps a client or leads a workshop, he does not get paid whatso-

service that provides counseling, protection and a hotline for abused spouses. He bas been chairperson of that group for two years. He said, "Spouse abuse and child abuse are interconnected, and I need to be involved in that aspect." For the last three years be bas been the chairperson of a section of the Foster Care Review Bo~d. an office of the state government. This board reviews all the children in foster care every six months to,make sure they are getting the service~ " ...the only money I see ever is traveling and things they need. 'The victims that I'm trying to help often end up expense - mileage and hotel rooms. .My in foster bonies, " explained Citrin, and that is why he is so interested in interest is seeing children protected - not foster care. money." - Dr. Anthony Citrin As another one of his ways of keeping in touch with small chilTwo cases stand out in Citrin's ever. He tells those he helps, "When dren, Citrin bas also served on the mind as times he's helped children and if you can ever pay it, give $100 board of directors for the Peru Day and parents. Orie involved a tbree- to the Chiid Abuse and Neglect Care for the last few years. year-Old victim whose mother aban- Fund through the Peru Foundation. Citrin said that what he derus .doned the child at six m<>nths•. If people would like to make a do- with, especially in court cases, is she came back, she wanted money nation in my name, God bless them. often depressing and upsetting. from the father and threatened to But the only money I see ever is "I've seen children go back to hortake the child back if he refused. traveling expense - mileage an<~ rifying circumstances; I don't alThe child custody case ended up in hotel rooms. My interest is seeing ways win; I do get depressed. But if the Supreme Ceiurt of North Da- children protected - not money." I can i1,1 some way salvage a kid in kota. ''It took a lot, but the father Five years ago Qtrin started serv.- the deal;<1nd see him wind up in a wound up having full custody," ing on the board of directors for better ciicumstance, it's worth it." Citrin said. "This was one of the Project Response, a domestic abuse


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On March 4, .the Peru State baseball. squad. set hut to. put, ati end to a dismal nine game losing · It was not th~ typical baseball Saturday as: temperatures in the 20's were accompanied by sleet and driving snow. Chris Raabe, a right-handed j.unior from Red Oak, Iowa, went the distance to record his first victory of the se<lson, as Peru State bats pounded otit 13 hits and 13 mns of support in the 'Cars 130 romp of NCAA Division II, Dakota State. After a scoreless first frame, the Bobcats plated their first mn in the second inning. Ted Eisthen


reached pn an error an.d moved to third 01ia Greg.Bentz single. A Jacob Stallw9rth infield single s~nt .Ei~thenJ1orqe. . Peru State added four more runs in the second. . Following a Raabe's lead off walk, first baseman Greg Wolfe .walloped a double into the gap. Sophomore Bryan Bott's triple plated Raabe and Wolfe. Bott came home 011 an Eisthen ground out. Bentz drew a walk, swiped second base, and scored on Joe Gonyea's single. The Bobcats exploded for seven tallies in the fourth to put. the game out of reach. RBI singles by Raabe, Wolfe, and Bentz accounted

for three of the scores, The rest the pitching end. Reliever,. Matt came on two-run triples h y: 'Uher sports a team low 4.50 ERA, Eisthen and Gonyea. A sacrifice and Raabe leads the staff with 20 Hy b.roµght by . Bentz brought strikeouts. home the Bobcats final run in the Coach Jerry LeFeyer nofod .the fifth inning. . . . quality competition his team has Raabe used a bafflmg knuc~le been playing. The 'Cats have lost . b.all to keep the Dakota State 1'ats to ranked NAIA opponents,,lowa silent. He record~ a car~er lJ!gh · State, and Emporia State (NCAA 10 str~ke~uts: ":hil~ allowu~g JUSt •Division II). LeFever said, "This two hits, m six nunngs of work. years schedule is a tough one. Th~ 2-9 Bobcats are led Now we start to play teams at our offensively by Bryan Bott (.417, 7 level. Most teams are playing CANADIAN GREG WOLFE is one RBI), Raabe (.375, 3 doubles), their first game; we've played 11." of the offensive leaders this season. Wolfe (.364:7 8 RBI, 6 stolen The Bobcats play around home bases), and. Eisthen ~.3~0, 7 RBI). over spring break with games at Shawn Exner, a JUWor frc .11 Doane on March 14 and at home Calgary, Alberta,. and Raabe are against Doane and Concordia on the two pitchers with victories on March 15 and 16.

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by Tera Stutheit Intramurals continue to run smoothly as basketball comes to a close, and volleyball and indoor soccer begin. The first champion to be named was Jennifer Schultz's co-ed basketball team. They won two out of three games to take the title. The men's schedule finished this week with; Coaches, Auggies Doggies, In It To Win It, and Aue's All-stars making up the final four teams. A two-on-two basketball tournament was also played tltls week. . The next event to be played is "Spike Night." Co-ed teams will play six 011 six volleyball matches on March 22 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the Wheeler Crnter. . Registration for the co-ed mdoor soccer tournament is March 20-24. .Play will begin March 28.

La y 'CatS finish season, lose to defending ~ational champs by Andrea Graff The Lady Bobcat basketball . team ended their 1994-95 campaign by losing 90-69 to the NAIA defending national champions, Northern State University of South Dakota. Peru State was: overwhelmed by the quickne~s and precis~ execution of Northern State's offense. The Lady '.Cats trailed at the intennissiqu 54-35. A win,for Peru seemed to be

almost hopeless, but the determination of the Lady Bobcats came· shining through in t.he second half as Peru was only outscored by two points in the final 20 minutes of the game. Angie Hubach led Peru with 16 points and eight i:eboun<;!s. Nancy Barry added 11 points, and Angie Wilson dished out six as.sists. On the year, Wilson ma~e her mark in many areas of the game as she led Peru in points and assists:

with 13.7 points per game and 112 total assists. Wilson was also second in average rebounds with 6.4 per game and second in... total steals with 67. Sarah Gaines led the Lady Bobcats in steals with a total of 71 and was second in assists with 110. Sophomore Angie Hubach led the team in rebounds with an average of 8.6 and followed Wilson in points with 10.8 per game.

Softb.all's 'baker's dozen' hop~s for successful 1995 campaign by Chris Raabe Last season, the Lady Bobcat softball tean1 had a banner year under first year head coach, Mai:k Matthews. Student assistant coach, Scott Heese said, "We need good tt;am unity this season." Heese is referring to the fact that the squad has no seniors this season. The team graduated two seni.ors and lost three-"fourths of its pitching staff. The Lady Bobcats do return.three sophomores, Kerry Brandt, Cari Ortmeier, and Rachel Duede, who accounted for 4 5 percent of the crew's total offense in 1994. Coach Matthews feels this year's recruiting class is a strong one. The addition of the strong armed, transfer Jill Madsen at third will allow Matthews to move Duede to .first base. The Lady 'Cats also picked up Juni9r College All-American Dawn Miller to play center field and bat lead-off. "Miller is a

switch hitter with great speed." says Matthews. This will add more speed to an already fast squad with a lot of long ball potential. The team hit 20 round trippers last season. With Jen Slattery as the lone returning pitcher, the Lady 'Cats picked up two more quality hurlers in the off-season. Californian Andrea Tee is a control pitcher, who Matthews said, "moves the ball around really well." Freshman Shawna Chalis is the "hard baller" who will round out the staff.


Besides the addition of Miller fo the outfield, Lea Bausher could get the call in right field this year. Her left handed stick will be a tremendous advantage. Coach Matthews hopes the team . can stay healthy, since the squad consists .of only 13 players this season. "Moving people around, because of injuries, takes away from the strength of a potent lineup," says .the Lady Bobcat skipper.. "We need consistent play," added Heese. The team travels to Kansas for this year's spring trip.

SARAH GAINES, ONE OF THE FOUR seniors who ended her basketball

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Trevor Nwabufo is remembered by Jodi L. Hytrek "He was a very unique person and a lot offun. We all have special memories of him. I went away with a smile on my face every time I had contact with him. This is a real loss to all of us." Coach John Gibbs expressed his feelings of sadness in the death of Trevor Nwabufo, a PSC freshman from Washington D.C. Trevor was the meµ's basketball student manager, was cast in the .upcoming campus play and touched the lives of all he came in contact with. Trevor Nwabufo was tragically killed in a car accident on Sundax, April 2 just northeast of Auburn. "If anyone ever wanted to know what qualities a perfect student' , would have, they could just look at Trevor. He was always friendly and. polite and got along ' with everyone. He was such a sweet kid," said Marcy Grace, the ~-. admissions counselor who welcomed Trevor 1J1i.. and his family to the campus during summer "' orientation. "He was the most friendly and polite person I have met i.n rµy entire life," recalled MeHssa Snyder, Trevor's "~ig Sister" on campus. "He would always acknowledge you even if he saw you from across campus. He would nod his head and say, 'How ya <loin'?'" While attending Woodrow Wilson High· School in Washington D.C. Trevor began looking through a data base at school for colleges in the Midwest. He found Peru State, According to Grace, his qJ,om wanted him to get away from the crime and crowds of the big city and get into the open spaces of the Midwest. The first time he saw Peru State was orientation, and then he was here to stay. Trevor had to learn about the ways of the Midwest and small town life. According to some ofhis friends, he didn't know what to call many of the objects native to this area. For instance, what we know as a windmill was a·windmachine to Trevor. One of his friends, freshman Clay Scott, took Trevor home with him to North Bend to .show 'him how to fish. This is one of his fondest memories. "We took him fishing, and he didn't even know what a fisbing pole was used for'. My dad showed him bow to cast, but he just got all tangled up in the line. It was so funny. We went out and let him drive the boat, but he just kept the steering wheel pulled inone direction so we were just going in circles. When we told him to just drive he said, ~ ._ ..,.._...~.._ ._ 'I am driviniz!''.'




Accident claims life of student Driver loses control' on gravel road by Jodi L. Hytrek One PSC student was killed and three others were itljured in an accident on Sunday, April 2. About 4:30 p.m. a blue /1977 Impala was traveling south on an unnumbered gravel road wh~n the driver lost control and the car overturned into the ditch. Trevor Nwabufo, age 19, of Washington D.C. was the front seat passenger. Through the course of the accident he was thrown against the dash and windshield, causing severe head and chest trauma. Trevor died after being transported to Nemaha County Hospital. The driver, Bryan (Philly) Kiraly, 18, suffered a broken collar bone and cuts and lacerations. The two· back seat passengers were Kenny Fortune, age 19, who suffered multiple cuts and abrasions, as did Diarra Dunlap, age 22. All four were transported to Nemaha County Hospital by two Auburn Rescue Units assisted by the Auburn Fire Department. Fortune, the only one of the four wearing a seat belt, was released .from the hospital the same night. Kiraly was released the next morning and Dunlap was released that evening. The driver side and front passenger side seat belts were missing from the car. The Sheriff's office stated that the belts were cut out prior to the accident and not as a result of trying .to get

THIS IS THE REMAINS of the blue 1977 Chevy Impala 4-door involved in the accident which resulted in the death of Trevor Nwabufo, a PSC freshman. Bryan (Philly) Kiraly, also a freshman at PSC, was the driver oft.he .vehicle that lost control on a gravel county road just north of Auburn. Kiraly and the other two passengers escaped with minor injuries. -photo by Jodi Hytrek

the victims out of the car. According to the police report, Kiraly was driving south on the gravel road when he crested a hill and met another vehicle. To miss the other vehicle, Kiraly swerved, lost control and went into a very deep ditch on the east side of the road. Someone in the other vehicle stopped at an area. farm house to call an ambulance and police, and then returned to check on the young men. Investigating officer Deputy Sheriff Dan White stated that Fortune and Kiraly were able to get out of the vehicle on their own while Nwabufo and Dunfap had to

be removed by the rescue squad. Tht> Auburn Police Department and Nebraska State Patrol assisted .in the investigation at the scene. At this time the cause of the accident is listed as excessi vc speed and an inexperienced driver on gravel roads. White explained that the accident is still under investigation and all leads arc . being pursued. He stated that all parties involv.ed are cooperating and more information will be available at a later date. The entire investigative file will be forwarded to the county attorney for review following the close of the investigation.

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On March 8 and 9 PSC students :· elected a new Student Sena.te pre silent and vice president. And the winners are ... Melanie Barry"'and lit>. Heather Layson respecively. Iii;,, Both women have senate experiIJ · ence. Barry, a sophomore sports management major, was elected freshman representative last year, .. and this year has been the Morgan

Hall representative and the record- to make sure they see our needs in ing secretary. a positive way so they will rememLayson, a junior language arts ber us in a good way." major, has served for one year on ''The Board of Trustees are trythe Senate and served as treas.urer ing to cut the school's budget by ten this past spring. percent - a flat rate for all state colBarry and Layson have been very leges - and we are going to try to busy preparing for the Board of tell them to not cut it," Barry said. Trustees coming to PSC today "Also, we want to get the trust(April 7). Layson stated, "They al- \ ees into the library to see how out~ ways come every year to review dated the books are. We need the what the campus needs and what money," asserted Layson. progress has been made. We want Other concerns the leaders are

considering are preparing for the New Student Weekend on August 26-28 and trying to keep the enrollment at PSC up. Barry remru:ked that the freshman enrollment this year was up 20 percent "We are trying to keep it up. We're working with faculty· and staff to try to find ways to keep the enrollment up." "Melanie and I are vecy excited about the group this year," said Layson. Barry agreed. "We have a full

S;,:nate this year; every position i:-. filled." Thi.s means that they don't have to interview anybody to be in the Senate next fall. "It ~hows that students are really interested." Barry and Layson ran against Jim Endorf and Jessica Damrow, and write-in candidates Spencer Duncan and Terry Dt1gan. Scott l<richauand MclissaRippcn served as president and vice president last year, but didn't want to mn again this year,

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a sophomore wildlife ecology major, remembered almost everything On March 27, many PSC students abOut the experiew;:e. "I've never bad the opportunity to do stupid and felt like that before. I was so ridiculous things they never would laid back and didn't care about have done had they been in their anything. I did whatever he told me to." Deisley's adventures on stage right minds. Hypnotist Dr. Jim Wand. who included leading a flock of ducks travels to schools all over the coun- andcryingoverthebabyhehadjust try to entertain their students, vis- given birth to. Other activities the hypnotized ited PSC for the first time in two students participated in included years. The response from both partici- riding roller coasters, getting shot pants and the audience was very by a sleeping powder gun, putting enthusiastic. Jen Draper, a junior suntan lotion all over their bodies, business administration major, was discovering that they farted, and one of the first participarts on stage. playing in a Michael Jackson conShe said that when Wand turned on cert supposedly led by the singer

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Deisley, every time Wand said "hypnosis," looked down at his shirt, thought it was backwards, by Doug Kerns and turned it around. Deisly said, Congress may cut Nebraska's : "I didn't know why I kept doing it~ grant under the Prison literacy I just kept turning it around. It ~ct of 1991 with the Recission made me mad after a while. Every Act of 1995, acconling to Asso.. time I looked down, my shirt was ciate Professor of Psychology "' on backwards." Joel Lundak. And who can forgetJoe Gonyea The 199,S bill has already been who explained in great detail about • passed by the House of Reprehis very expensive and valuable sentatives.and is currently up for snoot-flute which in acttiality was discussion in the Senate. It several balloons tied together. would cut funds for adult vocaJessica Damrow, a freshman bitional education, drug-free ology major and a member of the school programs, and the Prison audience of the hypnotist, thought literacy Act. "This would take the night was interesting and amusaway the third year of our proing. "I loved it! It was one of the gram," Dr. Lundak concluded. most fun things I've been to since I "Every time I looked down, my shirt Lundak said tlie funding is degot here. Now that I've seen hypsigned "to help develop prowas on backwards." - Jason Deisley notism done, I wouldn't be afraid grams to facilitate the transition to try it." of prisoners from prison to work the red light which caused the par- himself. (In actuality, Kenny ForDraper, Hurt and Diesley all said settings." InNebraska, this pro.. ticipants to focus and relax, she tune was the person who sang thattheexperiencewasagoodone. gram is called Work Link, and ~ could feel her eyes get blurry and "Bad" that night.) Draper felt "real good afterwards. Lundakis its independent evalubegan to feel "real tired. It was biWhile the students were still in I slept well, and I wasn't tiredat all ator. "The purpose of it is to help zarre. I felt my body getheavy, and trances, Wand told certain ones that the next day. In fact, I got up earprisoners develop basic life I felt like nothing mattered." when they came out of their trances, lier than usual." skills, and we're talking about Jen Hurt, a junior elementary edu- they would do certain funny or riDeisley stated that although he more than just how to balance a cation major, was out in the audi- diculous things. Forinstance,Hurt was a little embarrassed when his checkbook or fill out a job applience when the performance began. and three others were to feel an friends filled him in on details he cation," Lundak stated. • "All I remember," she said, "was electric shock and jump out of their had forgotten, he wouldn't hesitate If the bill does pass, it would • looking up at the light and every- chairs every time they heard the · to be hypnotized again if given the affect PSC in l"'.O ways. Lundak thing around getting black. All I word "microphone." chance. ••But," he remarked, "I explained, "Our students here could see was the light, and all I Draper, as soon as she heard the would like to see for myself what take two courses if they partici'" could hear was his voice. Next word "Chicago",gotoutofherseat other people look like." pate. One is my Psychology 460, thing I know it was 10:00. I about wanting to kiss Wand. The Campus Activities Board which is psychology of at-risk had a cow!" Nicole Miller yelled at the hyp- (CAB) sponsored this event On the other hand, Jason Deisley, notist, "Shut up, you jerk!"


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youthandcorrectimal education and therapy. The other part of the progr;.un is for students to do a practietm where they may participate in educational or group therapy activities in the prison." Over 65 PSC students have participated in the program over two and one half semesters. Over Spring break this year, Senior Nicole Miller and sophomore Chris Placek worked at the Nebraska Center for Women. Seniors Kay Bauman and Derek Kretsinger spent close to 40 hours this year at the Geneva Youth Rehabilitation Center. Lundak remarked, "We are very excited about the experience we are providing for Peru students," but added, "Of all the things the federal government has to spend money on, prisoners are the least popular." Lundak said that when prisoners improved their education skills, their chance of returning to prison is greatly reduced. Bauman asserted, "If we were to get more programs concerning group therapy about having authority problems, attitudes, and learning to have respect for one another, this would definitely lead our adolescents to look at life in a positive manner and not a ne ative one."

Students get really sick about that darn flu bug by Andrea Graff A bacteria swept over Peru State College causing a definite disruption on campus. The bacteria, "gastroenteritis,'' was first report<>,d to Linda Estes, director of the College Health Center, on March 17. "Gastroenteritis" is passed like any other flu bug, and many of the symptoms are the same: nausea, elevated temperature, achiness, vomiting and diarrhea. What made ~s bacteria so dominating was the dehydration which, in some cases, occurred due to the severe vomiting. "Some students came in and were vomiting every four to five minutes~ they couldn't even keep water down, which resulted THE PSGICE BLUE JAZZ BAND perfonned with special guest ar1#t Dr.JC. Combs (playing the vibraphone at front) in dehydration," said Estes. at the annual Jazz Band Festival and Clinic on March 22. Dr. Combs, afaculty member at Wichita State University and the "Seven students from Delzell festival clinician and judge, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Combs of Peru and the brother of Barb Lewellen PSC Student and Morgan Halls were Programs director. Cheryl Fryer directs the Ice Blue Jazz Band.--photo by Doug Kerns ' hospitalized for dehydration,"

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Honors club new at PSC by Diane Durman Peru State College bas a new organization: the PSC Honors Club. The club was formed to allow academically success.fut students to interact and express ideas and thoughts among one another. The club is also focused on promoting a high academic standard at PSC and advancing the honors program by acting in an advisory capacity to the faculty involved with the program. Th~ Honors Club is available to any mte~ested Peru stu~~nt ;-vho has obtamed the .quabf1cat10ns necessary to be m the honors program. The officers of the club are President Jenny Draper, Vice

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ty Jodi L. Hytrek What do you get when you put ~i.ght students with different personalities together with seven 'Other students with different personalities and an instructor? Well, this semester you get a ;roduction of A Thurber Carnival. Tue D.irecting I PSC is putting 'on the main stage ilji<luction of A Thurber Carnival ~'tten by James Thurber. Tue cast will be performing April 20, 21 and 22 at 8 p.m. in the College :J'heater. ' The class, consisting of eight stQdent directors has been responsible for the casting, jpostuming, prop gathering, designing, and directing of the entire production. All these activities have been under the :s11pervision of Dr. Chet Harper, professor of speech/drama and director of theater. ''Theater is a hands on degree. The stage becomes a laboratory.

Trying to. learn theater. from a Isome great people. 0 This allows book is like trying to learn ho'Y to me to deal with people in a way I dissect a frog without actually' never thought I would," Freedom doing it," Harper reasoned. "I am , Robinson, a freshman drama, trying to prepare these students to speech/English major said. go out and teach theater in the: The student directors include middle and secondary grades." Hatfield from Omaha, Potter from Harper continued, "By putting Omaha, Robinson from Wood t}1ese eight directors together to River, David Radke, a junior work as a team on the same music education major from production, they are learning Talmage, Annie Chtoiqy, ·• ~· tlIEERS TOYOU! (Sitting left - right) Terry Dugan, Jason Potter and Spencooperation and compromise." freshman speech/theater s~ndaif • · c6rDuncan put their glasses together during a scene in the play A Thurber ca:This skill will assist them in all education major from North Bend, 11ival that tney will be presenting April 20, 21, and 22. Standing to the· left is aspects of their futures. Thesha Calloway, a sophomore Krista Hatfield and to the right, Freedom Robinson. The play is being directed Krista Hatfield, a sophomore undeclared major from San by eight students of PSG. The cost of admission is only 50 cents. Everyone is theater/secondary education major Antonio, Russell Crouch, a welcome to attend. -photo by Jodi L. Hytrek and student director, echoes freshman speech/drama education Harper, "I think this is a great major from Glenwood and Jodi experience because I'm learning to Hytrek, a post-graduate language The cast of the play includes work with. different kinds of arts secondary education major in charge of light design, Hytrek people and face many frustrating from Auburn. is iu charge of publicity, and Marcy Eddinger, Aaron Wisdom, . problems that I'm definitely Along with directing two ~cenes Potter is helping Heather Stutheit Brian·· Steele, Terry Dugan, leamingfrom." . of the play, the students have with set design. Crouch is also in Spencer Duncan, Dave Norris and Another student director~ Jason taken on other responsibilities for charge of props, and Radke is the Tammy Kratzer. Rounding out Potter, a freshman soc~al se<ience the production as well. Hatfield stage manager. Aaron Wisdom is the cast.are several of the student major remarked. that he likes the and Robinson are in charge of creating the posters and the directors themselves. fact that he gets to work with costumes, Radke and Crouch are programs.

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Mal1oney replied, 'The highlight of my trip was watching Jen .Climbing out of car windows to take pictures of skyscrapers in Cleveland, seeing Jen jump up and down in Lake Michigan and seeing Jen take 36 pictures of Niagara.Falls." Other students found their vacation exhausting rather than relaxing. Chan Crooker, a senior majoring in Language Arts and secondary education, drove with a group of eight people to South Padre Island. Raylene Walker, a senior physical education/ health major, remained the only girl among seven guys. Walker and Chan described their vacation as, 'just a h,uge party." So, what's a typical day at Padre? For most, everyday was a 'day at the beach,' literally. "Everyday, we woke up and walked to the beach. We laid out from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Elzeryday was so hot, the sun beat down on you. The cool breeze off the ocean helped cool you off," says Anna Koskela, a freshman majoring in elementary and special education. Walker says, "We drank· and played volleyball on the beach. Some of the guys participated in sumo-wrestling. Everyday, they had stufflike on MTV." "On the beach, Coca-cola set up contests all day. They had all sorts of stuff like the water balloon toss, dance contest and tug-a war contest. They had a D.J. and a bar on the beach. Some girls would be so drunk that they'd take off their bikinis after the contests," says Koskela. "At night, we hit the bars," says Walker. Chan Crooker had a wild night at the bar when he was introduced to the "upside-down margarita chair." Crooker says, "You sat in this chair as they poured two bottles of alcohol down your

throat. Then, they spun you around until you waved that you were ready and they'd start it all over again." Walker managed to take a souvenir out of the "Tequila Sunrise" bar. After dipping their cups into a one-gallon bucket of mixed drinks, "I got outta' there with a Tequila Sunrise bucket," Then, "we'd take the 'drUnk bus' to Charlie's!" says W al.ker. Koskela says the 'drunk bus' was "a bus that took you up and down the island. They'd stop and pick anybody up and take them to Charlie's dance club. Wb.en they drove by us, guys were hanging out the windows, yelling through a megaphone, asking if we needed a ride! On the way home, there were five or six guys hanging Oll to the outside of the bus." A common goal among all spring breakers was to have fun! Ian Maggiore, an undeclared sophomore, says the highlight of his trip to ski in Colorado was "partying! That was fun! And skiing."

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'Cardboard Crack' throws time management a curve By Parry Docksile The fastest gt()Wing craze in the nation does not deal with purple dinosaurs or bellbottoms. This fad, affectionately referred to as "cardboard crack", is a role-playing cardgameknownasMagic: The Gathering. A fantasy game that pits opp0sing sorcerers against each other in the fictional land of Dominia. The game consists of five colors or groups of cards-each color highly specialized for a certain aspect of the game. Some cards allow theplayer to bring "creatures" into play to try to weaken and run the opponent out of life (each player starts the game with 20 life points); Other cards, for example, provide protection from your opponent or devastating direct damage techniques which can cause the game to shi(t in the opponent's favor in one foul swoop. Magic: The Gathering, first developed as "Five Magics" in 1982 by designer Richard Garfield, has captured a large market share of the gaming industry. One reason for this can be attributed to the addictivenessoftbegame, Garfield wrote about this addiction and the

beginnings of the game in ''The the terms from the game as inside ·looks killer." Killer? Maybe. Frustrating? AlMagic: ·The Gathering Pocket jokes with other people who play Player's Guide". Garfield writes, the game." For example, manna, ways, but especially after a loss. "About ten o'clock one evening, whichrefeiS to resources needed to Says Krichau, "Sometimes I feel (Garfield and a friend) started a cast spells, becomes anew slang for the tide just turned to the other pergame in the University of Pennsyl- money. Tapped out, tapping refer- son. Other times .• I feel they (the vaniaAstronomy lounge, ring to the procedure of getting cards he was beaten with) were just a window- manna, becomes synonymous with cheapplays. I get very, very ...upset trying to figure out the play that less, "I'm broke." would have saved me." During this ai r Duncan agrees, "If condi- reporter's sesyou're not paying attioned sion with the tention to what. your players, room. opponent has out, you We played those that can get burned really continuously particiuntil about pated 3:00am-atleast played that's what we about ailable to players, (som thought, until we rare cards from the first edition of the gan1e, the left the building and Alpha series, can run a found that the sun had layerilpto$145,according to Scrye Magazine,a Some PSC students have experi- eight price guide for collectenced that addiction. Spencer games in two and a able card games) card Duncan says that, since playing the half hours. Occasionally, the game, " I spend less time with my players would .switch thei.r deck combinations and possibilities girlfriend. It is an addiction; I let colors to come up with new combi- of winning seem endless. Another it@ketimeawayfrom other things." nations to try to defeat the other feature that separates Magic: The Despite the lack of female compan- opponent. Occasionally, the play- Gathering from other games comes ionship, Duncan claims, "(Magic) ers would strip themselves from in the form of illustration. Each provides a place for relief from their thrones for phone calls (brief individual card represents one artstress. It's a challenge to try to fig- ones), bathroom breaks (briefer i:stsinterpretation of thecard 's abiliure out what I am going to do with ones),andachange of soundtracks. ties. Many prints of the artwork the cards I have." Another on-looker, Tom Cander, (and maybe for a pretty pem1y the Another student, Scott Krichau, said about the game "It looks fun if originals) from the cards are availadmits to using the game lingo in youknowhowtovlay. Itmakesme . able from the artists themselves. Artists hail from all parts of the reallifesituations. "Youusealotof think of Dungeons and Dragons. It

Skeleton unearthed near Morgan Ha.II human. He called the police and that was found showed signs of the teeth still intact under the gum reported the findings. The Auburn Police Department line. This would indicate the body roped off the area and began found was that of a yopng child. digging for more remains. The According to Hamilton, the state Nebraska State Patrol criminal patrol officers have estimated the investigative unit was .also called age of the child to have been in to assist the investigation. approximately four years old at the According to the police time of death. Dan will be continuing with the department, almost all of the remains of the body Dan found job he began with a request from have been unearthed. They have the authorities that he turn over been taken to a funeral home any other findings. "I .feel a littlt; where they are being held for weird about continuing to dig. wasn't ~xpecting. I'm a little leery about it, but I He unearthed what he found to reburial. Hamilton stated that a jaw bone will finish the job I started." be a human arm bone. This finding made him. rethink what he first thought were dried pieces of a pumpkin. These pieces turned out FLOWERS & BALLOONS to be pieces of a human skull. FOR ALL OCCASIONS Dan remembered that the Mount Vernon Cemetery used to be W eddil!,gs Sympathy Funeral Arrangements Hospitals loeated in this area and was moved Fresh cut l silk: I dried flowers Gifts Plants to anotherlocation. He reasoned We deliver in Auburn and Nemaha County that the remains of all those buried Worldwide Wire Delivery were not moved. ''When they first built the house they also found .· skefel(>lls.(' WltJi · help from a science Midtown Auburn determined that the 1208 "J" Street 274 - 3638 ®nes>he had were most likely

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Branding Iron makes its mark oy Tera ·Stutheit Does a combined grocery store, craft and antique shop, and a homecooked-meals restaurant located in the middle of a 72-person town, owned and operated by a local family who is not looking to make a large profit sound too good to be true? Maybe, but it isn't. From crafts and antiques to home cooked meals, the Branding Iron in Julian, NE has most everything a person would need. Stocked on its wooden shelves lining the walls are convenience items like bread, soup and cereals. Handmade crafts and antiques are displayed on the shelves intermingled with the groceries, and on the barn-board walls. This store, located in the "center" of Julian, is a family-run business. It is co-owned and operated by Tim Clarke, a senior history major at PSC, his wife Mindi, and Clarke's parents, Roger and Nancy Clarke. of Brock. His father purchased the builoing last summer, and the remodeling began. With the help of many family members, new paint was added; the walls we redone with old barn-boards, ne\\j linoleum was · added, and the kitchen was updated. The Brandit}g Iron, a name that Tim thought 'just fit," opened in


August of last year. The Clarke chatting with diners as he refills family "wanted to give the town a tea glasses and coffee cups. chance to survive.". The family atmosphere /draws Tim spends a part of everyday quite a crowd. They serve between running the store. He also farms 60 and 75 people at these meals. with his father and is enrolled part- Mos~ customers are Julian time at PSC. "I have learned not residents, but many drive from to waste time during the day. I use neighboring towns to take part in my time wisely," Clarke responded the home-cooked food. when asked how he manages his The Branding Iron also has cold bq~y schedule. ''I put in a lot of sandwiches, frozen pizzas and soup long days." for qaytime diners. They In February, weekly home also serve ;bfacuits ~d gl,"avy and cooked meals were aaded to the ham anq ~ggs· on Saturday store's line of grocery and craft mornings: . items. These range from spaghetti Not only do family members to roast pork and roast beef. The help out, but several townspeople meals are completed with a potato, volunteer their time as well. One vegetable and salad. Desserts of such volunteer is Velma Anville homemade pies, malts, sundaes of Julian, who comes in three days and rootbeer floats are ·also a \Veek. Anville most e1tjoys the available. people who, and she also The entire family comes · remarked, ''It's itlce to have a store together to help make the Friday in Julian again." night meals run smoothly. The Clarkes simply ·and Nancy and her sister, Carol unselfishly want to help· the Bruggeman, also .of Brock, do community. They enjoy running most of the cooking. Tim's the business .and giving the mother-in-law also lends a hand. "townsfolk" a place to drink Roger helps out by washing coffee, relax and feel at home. dishes, as do Sid Bruggeman, "We have no intentions to make Tim's uncle, and Bruce Broady, a a lot of money;" Clarke stated. family friend. A common sight "We only want to give ·a little on Friday night is Dale Epler, something back to. the town:" Tim's grandfather, standing behind The. Clarkes plan. to expand the the counter making malts and line of grocery items and add some


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hardware items "to help out the farmers," Tim remarked. The Branding 'Iron is open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with meals being served on

Fridays from 5 p.m. to 8 Saturday hours are 8 a.m. to noon. Thi~ Friday's meal is a choice of baked ham or meatloaf.

What the heck's a hedgehog? Am~lia McAlex.ander Lilckily enough pairs survived to to do is injure themselves on the In January I wrote an article in ensure afuture population of these hedgehog's spines. When the


which I made a slight mention of a hedgehog. Since then I have had quite a bit of response. It's nice to know I'm not all alone out there! I am by no means· an expert 011 hedgehogs, but I will attempt to answer the most common questions"that have been l'Osed to me lately.· Where do h<(dgehogs come from? Hedgehogs probably came from Europe, spread into Asia, .and then into Africa. Scientists .don't seem to know their exact origin. Today they hav~ wandered as far north as Scaridiruivia; Siberia and Mongolia. Iµ fact, they can be found in the wild almost everywhere except Australia and the United States. In .tlle:: ~~J:tj~~ ;tJ:r~; h~Jl~ehog natul,"aHy ~ ~nha11V · they la re considered as common as the raccoon is to us. Meat and bowls of milk are placed in gardens to encourage their visitation. They not only provide "patio" entertainment, but also rid the area of unwanted pests. The reason we see hedgehogs in pet stores is due to impo1·tatiov. I.n 1990 the U. S. Department of Agricuiture banned all imports.

cuddly creatures in the U. S. Is the hedgehog a relative to the porcupine? No! The hedge-hog evolved from a group called the insectrvora, and taxonomists· determine that they are related to humans. Not real comforting huh? The closes.t hedgehog relatives are gymnures (moonrats) and solenodons. What do hedgehogs eat? In their natural habitat a hedgehog will eat about anything. They will eat plants, but also like insects, spiders, earthworms, larvae, and other wiggly things. The diet that seems to work best in captivity is a high quality cat food, mealworms, and small portions of cottage cheese. Youmayalsofeed ]them fruit and vegetat>!es. . Another reason to. love these prickly little guys is that they also love to eat posionious snakes and scorpions. Not that I advise running· out and feeding them to your pet! How does a slow, waddling hedgehog catch such dangerous dinners? First the hedgehog will get as close as he can, then roll up in a prickly ball. When the snake or scorpion attacks all they manage

attacker is worn out and weak, the hedgeJi.og unrolls and eats them! What kind of housing will I have to buy? Not much! A large aquarium will work. but it is best to have a large wire guinea pig, or other large-animal, cage. They need the room to burrow about and exercise. Are hedgehogs noisy? No. The most noise will will ever .hear them make are clicks, grunts, and scratching! How long will a hedgehog live? Around 4 to 6 years is the average life span.. It is believed tµat since hedgehogs hibernate in the wild, and they do not in captivity, that this shortens their life. How much will a hedgehog cost? The animal itself can be bought for anywhere from $35 to . $150. It just depends where, who, and when you buy. The market for hedgehogs is dropping at this time, but may increase again. In short, a hedgehog makes a great pet! Their curiosity, gentle nature and outgoing personality endear them to the hardest of hearts. If some of you have any more questions. write me! I'll do my best to answer!

Meet the new campus execs THE NEW PRESIDENT and Vice President of the Peru State College Student Senate are Melanie Barry (left) and Heather Layson. They were elected by a vote of the PSC student body. -photQ by Kent Propst

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Times wins in regional contest by Jodi L. Hytrek

Peru State College's stu4ent newspaper, The Times. recently com• peted ina regional newspaper competition for the first time in at least eight years. The staff brought home three awards from the. competition. The. Rocky Mou n ta i n Collegiate Medfa Association (RMCMA) Conference was held in Ft. Collins. CO this past weekend. The. ediforial staff consisting of Jodi Hytrek. editor, Doug Kerns, assistant editor and Amy Bremers, assistant editor and Dr. Dan Holtz. advisor; attended the conference. · On Friday and Saturday there

were several workshops the st.udents .attended given on such topics as coaching writers. ethieal iSsues in mass media, asking the right foten'iew questions. <;areer opport:Qnities in multi-media and advertising ideas. The. workshop presenters were top members of the media and educational institutions in the country. Friday afternoon the students listened to Thomas. Sutherland· talk on. his experience. as a hostage in Beirut and. the role the media played in his ordeal. Sutherland was held for 2.354 days in Beirut, Lebanon where he had·~n teaching. ·Sutherland expressed his

gt'atitude to the media for their assistance during his ~ptivity and release. He commented on the power .the media has and how that power should be used. At the awards banquet on . Saturday evening. PSC writers took home three awards. Bremers w6n an ho.norable mention in the sports feature category for her story on Ron Britt. Hytrek won an honorable mention i.n the indeptb investigative category for her · stoiy on the ·~Mohawk incident" and a third place in the sports feature category fol' her story on Mary McConnaughey: PSC competed against 54 colleges hailing. from 14 states. COMING HOME WINNERS from the Rocky

~fountain Collegiate Media Association Conference held this past weekend in Ft. Collins, CO was the editori<.l staff of The Times newspaper. Standing under the banner from left are . Jodi Hytrek, Doug Kems and Amy Bremers. -photo by Dr. Dan Holtz


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Peru State's baseball squad looked to end. a four game losing streak; in which, three of those losses came at the hands of Bellevue University (ranked 10th in tlieNAIA): The Bobcats had managed to .<).'\'.e~age only two runs 3lld foµr hits of support over the four game slide. But on April 2, the Bobcat bats exploded for 44 hits and 42 rilns. This merciless attack resulted in 24 extra base hits as Peru State swept a twin bill from Mount Mercy of Iowa

A single by Joe Gonyea and a ground-rule double by Raabe each drove in a run in the fourth frame to pull the 'Cats within one run. Errors again dug a hole for the Bobcats, but timely hitting kept the 'Cats in the contest. An RBI double by Klein, a two-run single . by Gonyea, arid an,RBI single by Raabe accounted for four more PSC runs to take a 9-8 lead. Mount Mercy countered with two runs of their own before Steve Young tied the contest at 10-llO; with a home run to center. Grewe·

followed Young with a single and scored on Patterson's double to right. Freshman, Shane Van Oene doubled down the third-base line, scoring Patterson and Aaron Lauby, who was hit with a pitch. Gonyea doubled and Raabe followed him up w~th a two-run dinger. Raabe, a junior first baseman, went 5-for-5, ~ncluding two home runs and five RBis, while Gonyea went 4-for-5 and drove in three ; runs~ · , , , ; ; ; , , , • ·•. ' · · becin ·•i(::h:itkefi ;, Winge rt ,, •

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by Chris Raabe team committed in the four games The Lady Bobcats have spent · of the tournament. Six of those almost an entire month on the came in the final game against the road. If winning 50 percent of the Univ~rsity of South Dakota. "Our road games is ideal, the Lady 'Cats pitting is where I thought it would are on a roll. Peru State softball .b~, but we have got to improve is 9-2 away from home, and :our defense," Matthews undefeated at Complex Field. .commented. The squad rapped out Last Friday, the squad stopped 52 hits over the span of four in Seward to thump Concotdia games. twice, '7-3 and 23-4, before The Lady 'Cats rallied from a heading to Vermillion, South 10-2 deficit against Buena Vista Dakota for the Briar Cliff with four runs in both the fourth I~vitational To.urnament in the· and fiftb inning. The winning mu Dakota Dome, The Lady 'Cats reached base in the bottom of the defeated Buena Vista of Iowa sixth when Rachael Duede walked (ranked third in NCAA Division and went to second on Jill III) 11-10, Briar Cliff of Iowa 5-4, Madsen's single. Jen Slattery and Nebraska Wesleyan 8-7, before sacrificed Duede to third and Cari bowing to the University of South Ortmeier squeezed the winning mu Dakota 12-10. home. Head Coach Mark Matthews· Slattery scattered five Charger said, "Errors killed us over the hits, to run her record to 4-0, as weekend. Fortunately we hit the Peru State stopped a late inning ball as well as we did." Matthews rally by Briar Cliff to win 5-4. is referring to the 15 errors his Dawn Miller sparked the offense

by going 3-for-4, stealing two bases.· and scoring two runs. Kerry Brandt drove in three runs. Brandt had two of her four RBis in the seventh inning as the Lady Bobcats rallied from behind agaiu to up end Nebraska Wesleyan 8-7. Madsen and Brandt had three hits a . piece. In the final tournament game, i1 was the opponents turn to come from behind. The University of South Dakota scored two mns in the fifth to with the wiu. Jen Dappen paced PSC going 3for-3 with two RBis and three mns scored. Madsen hit a three-run homer and Brandt pounded a twomn double to go with one single each. The Lady Bobcats arc on the road until April 19. The squad plays host to Hastings with a double dip starting at 4:00 at Complex Field. ·

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Henzel resigns· from SID position by Andrea Graff April 4 was Vince Henzel's last working day at Peru State College. Henzel was the Sports Information Director (SID) for 12 years before r<-signing from his position. Henzel began his job in January of 1983. The position was only part-time, allowing Henzel to also attend college here. He graduated

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ITI shuts down day.shift Change may affect some students by Amy Bremers About a month ago, Idelman Telemarketing Incorporated, better known as m, shut down its daytime shift hours at its Peru facility. Although this change may not affect too many students right now, it might affect those planning on staying in Peru over the summer and · wanting to work at ITI full-time. According to Don Sheets in Oniaha., vice president of operations for the company, when ITI started up its .Peru location, it was not intended to have a daytime shift. "When this facility was first started, it was for a nighttime facility. We didn'trun daytime shifts. When we did get a day shift in Peru, the people who worked it were told it was not permanent," he said. About 15 employees were working the day hours when ITI canceled them. Most of those people shifted to working nights. Between about 30-36 people work there each night now. Sheets said that he didn't think the STUDENT COACH MIKE RUCKER ALONG with the remaining assistant coaches and student coaches are still awaiting the hiring of a head football coach. According to the story on page 12 in this issue, the search committee is starting from change resulted in a loss of hours square one. However, football must go on, and here Rucker is coaching from the side line during the spring football game. for any of the employees. "A person can work over 30 hours a week - photo by Jesse Henderson working nights and Saturdays .... most (day) peopledidn'tworkover

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30 hours a week anyway." Working five hours on weekdays (4-9 p.m.) and six hours on Saturdays (9 a.m.- 3 p.m.) equals 31 hours. Some of ITI's locations do run day hours along with night hours. However, ITI does not dictate which places will run day hours and which will not, or when day hours will he reduced or postponed. Sheets explained, "It's a 'natter of the number of phones the clients want us to run. The hours we run go up and down based on our clients' needs. The clients decide what volume they want us to run." He continued, saying that "sometimes a facility operates with. day shifts, and sometimes just with night." "We've spent a lot of money to make this a real nice place to work," Sheets said. "A.nd we think it's been successful for the community and the college." But if you are planning ()n working in Peru this summer, and want to work at HI, don't count on working during the day yet. As of right now, neither Sheets nor anybody else knows if or when day hours wiU return to Peru. "It's purely client driven," he replied.

Students say drinkers shouldn't be drivers by Jodi L. Hytrek - with help from Times staff South Padre Island has it, the Bahamas has it, big cities have it, other schools have it, why not Peru? I'm talking about a ride home service for people who }µlve been drinking too much and do not want to drive home. · With all the catastrophes that can happen when someone drinks and dri ves, The Times staff wanted to discuss possible solutions to this problem. Inaneditor'smeeting,the staff talked about ways other places have handled the problem. In places such as South Padre Island, a well-known party city, there is a bus .that travels bar to bar to pick up peoplewho have been drinking too much and drive them safely home.

Because the establishments for servioe provided, would you use it? ride home service. On the top of people home from any establishdrinking in Peru are limited, there Woulg you volunteer to drive this. list was Peru State College it- ment." He continued by stating that is a better chance of students driv- people home if they are drunk? self. Following PSC as ride home the liability for this would be a ing to different cities to drink. The Who do you think should provide a options were: friends who were not question asked by the state along staff came up with the suggestion ride home service? drinking (designated drver), the with how far away the establishof creating a service that would Forty-three percent of those sur- place where you are drinking, and ment is from the college and why travel to downtown Peru and pos- veyed have driven home after hav- the city. the service is needed. "I wouldn't sibly to area communities to pick ing more than one drink, while 56 expect easy answers to those quesup the students and bring them percent didn't. Sixty percent re- "I think the students tionsorm1easy yes. The real quessafely home. ported they have not driven drunk should (provide the ser- tions should be to the responsibil · One hundred PSC students and or ridden with a drunk driver in the : ity of the person drinking; however, vice); it is our peers we we would be willing to look al it" staff were surveyed during their past month, 40 percent did. The lunch hour on what their opinions responses were fairly even on are trying to save. n One survey respondent agreed were on the subject. They were whether they would go to the bar --survey response with Bums by writing, "The state asked six questions: Do you drive more often if they had a ride home. should come up with a system that home from the bar after having However, 88 percent responded On the school providing the ride provides safety for drivers. It's also more than one drink? Have you they would use a ride home service home service, Dr. Robert Bums, . a school choice to provide safety, driven home drunk in the last month if it was provided and 86 percent PSC president, explained that the · ' but the student must take responsiorriddenhomewithadrunkdriver? .volunteered their service to drive issue could be looked into by the bility for their actions." Would you go to the bar more of- people home. college. "We would have to check Dan Haugland, director of Rcsiten if you had a ride home provided Those surveyed had several sug- with the state to be sure it would be . dence life, noted, "I don't discount .for you? If there was a ride home gestions on who should provide a O.K. to spend tax moneys to bring : See "Drinkers" on page 5

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Distance learning a serious change The a<h:an~ pf ~cience affect m; at a rapid and shocking rate, all the more ~n a nation like the l '.S. Joining in the·insuppressable su rgc toward ;;i future of fibcropti~l}J,y,.i;:,on.veyed thought waves and .. long distance lovemaking, PSCbas e1:tered the arena of <Jis~~·,~earning. With distance ,earning, PSC students coul<tview and interact with 'lris'truct'b'ts at other institutions aroui1d the state, and perhaps eventually around the continent· and ·fue·world. Classes not avail4bl~:~:t,be downlinked via satellite. her~.; PSC classes needed by students at other colleges can be.sem to them. This capa~lfty:~yil~~fow students to fill in the gap~ i~ the curriculum and will work toward a solution to low class enrollment by alleviatfng' 'tile' need of live instructors·.· This small ·change at PSC is a reflectionof wider changes in the entire society. These changes make'"grt;afe'f"'"familiari ty and competence~with technology a must. It: is' tlie diity of schools to teach ,at )e~st the basic skills



needed to get by · in a computerize<.1 world. But being taught how to use a computer and being taught by a computer are very different things. No child could be adequately taught by a machine; why suppose an adult can? Walking the line between vapid technophobia and glazed futurism is not easy. The first is · inspired by ignorant fear, the second by ignorant hope. A voiding the two perils can be done by wise contemplation of all facets of such changes that can radically alter each of our lives. As the number of distance learning classrooms grows and interaction between colleges becomes more extensive and routine, students will have more options. Students will now be able to enroll in classes taught bt the most popular minds of their field, excluding all lesser instructors. These poor discarded souls may feel like the proverbial worker who lost his assembly line job to a machine that could: do the job faster, cheaper, and


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with less sick days. But don't worry. Someday not too far away, in their own living rooms or at the comer Quick Mart, students will be able to e-chat day or night with a user friendly virtual-professor who can accomodate hundreds of simultaneous queries and will respond to students as per criteria established by colleges, parents, or even students themselves. These cyberDocs will have a databank loaded with the most correct and up-to-date thought of the time, if there is any. We at the Times are not suggesting that as a society we regress to some mythical scholarly state of the past, before the ambiguity of advancement made us weigh technology.against its ,potential for misuse. In some fields machines have supplanted workers; in most areas, however, technological advances carry the scope of the fietd to new heights. But when technology is mme than supplemental in an area dealing with the sh.aping of human souls culturally and intellectually, it becomes perverse.

Sport legend never played a game by Parry Docksile On Sunday, April 23, broadcasting legend Howard Cosell died at the age of77 of cancer. Cosen was born Howard Cohen, in WinstonSalem, North Carolina and will be forever known as one of the most abrasive sportscasters to ever don a yellow blazer and microphone. His " like it is" style made him many fan~ and jl!st1 f~ ,many en* i ~ l'1 ! emies. l 1! I t Cosen, the father of sports broadcasting, gave the occupation purpose and an ethical guideline. In his prime, his persona defined sports and was beyond huge. Cosell said, "Half the people loved me. Half the people hated me, but all the people listened to me." The grandeur of boxing and the popularity of Monday Night Football owe their success to Cosell, who 'later in life spoke out against the two sports. In 1985, Cosell retired from television and from radio broadcasting in 1992. <



While living during his Monday ~ Night Football years, I took Cosell on as my idol in the entertainment industry. The first impersonation I ~ ever attempted happened to be ~ Cosell; I read my script from ABC Monday Night Football as Cosen for the elementary talent show. I, ~ 1 like many other five to seven year old boys, had to stay up those extra twenty minutes past bedtime to see ii Howard present his halftime high- I lights which were sometimes better than the game. And, whose parents didn't have the foam brick to ~ throw at the television every time Howard came on the screen? Howard's ego ran rampant like Tony Dorsett ... through the minagerie ... of a Redskin's defense ... that could only be classified as merely sublime ... and frankly, though I never knew him, I will miss his mastery.. .like the Dallas Doomsday Defense and Danny White.


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Peru area golfers can now take advantage of near-unlimited golf at a single price this summer. With the purchase of a 1995 Southeast Nebraska Golfing Green Card, enthusiasts can play 576 holes of golf at courses located near home for a one-time fee of $46-- an approximate $400 value. Participating in this year's Green Card program are 32 courses located in the following communities: Auburn, Aurora, Beatrice Country Club, Beatrice Hidden Acres, Carter Lake, IA, Clay Center, Crete, David City, Elmwood, Eagle Woodland Hills, Fairbury, Fremont Valley View. Fremont White Tail Run, GAEL AINSWORTH READS "MAKE WAY FOR DUCKLINGS" to area children in the PSC Library on Sunday, Grand Island Fooner View, Grand .April 23. Although this was only Ainsworth's second appearance at the PSC, she has also perfonned for children in North ~ Island Indianhead, Hastings Elks, Dakota. She is the wife of Dr. David Ainsworth, chair of the Division of Education and Psychology.-pboto by Doug Hebron, Henderson, Hooper,

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Matt Asher, senior trumpet player from Yutan High School, was diosen 011 April 11 by a panel of three judges to receive PSC's Clements Band Scholarship. The $2000 scholarship will be awan:led in the am01mt of $500 per semester over the next two years. Next fall~ Matt will use his musical talents as a member of the Bobcat Marching Band, the PSC Concert Band, the Ice Blue Jazz Band and the PSC Brass Ensemble.


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Tiffany Holmes, freshman flutist, will represent PSC at the state Music Educators National Conference (MENC) convention next fall. Holmes was chosen by the student chapter of MENC following a studentrecital.April 13. Shewasalsothe 1994-95recipientoftheClements Band Scholarship.




Dr. Anthony McCrann, associate professor of English, presented a paper at the April 1 Midlands Literary Conference, held in Omaha and hosted by Creighton University. Assistant professor of English, Dr. Bill Clemente, served as a moderator at one of the sessions.





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Times wins again at two state-wide contests Staff members of The Times, PSC's student newspaper, recently brought home 12 awards from state journalism contests. The contests were conducted by the Nebraska Press Association (NPA) and the Nebraska Collegiate 1'·1edia Association (NC.MA). The award-winners were Jodi Hytrek, Doug Kerns, Amy Bremers, Jesse Henderson, Scott Holmes, Tera Stuthei( Chris Raabe an<l Ray Topscher. In the NPA competition, Henderson gathered in a first-place award for Best News Photo, and Bremers finished third in the Best Editorial category.

In t'.1e NCMA contest, ·Henderson, Raabe and the.tealll of Holmes and Topscher all took first in the respective categories. Henderson won for best News Photograph, Raabe for best Sports Column and Holmes and Topscher for best Cartoon. The Times' stafrs other awards in i the NCMA contest were as follows: · Second Place: Hytrek, Editori"al Writing,andStutheit,Feature Story. Third Place: Bremers, Feature Story, and Hytrek, Hard NewsiSpot News. Honorable Mention: Kerns, Feature Story, and Stutheit, Hard News/ Spot News.

Faculty trained at Metro The Nebraska Educational Telecommunications Commission has awarded Peru State $9,000 to train six faculty in the techniques to teaching via satellite from the soon-tobe-completed .distance learning classroom in TJ Majors. Coordinator for Distance Leaming Ross Udey said that initially the room will be used as a multi-media classroom. Also, classes will be sent from UN-L to Peru for Cooper Nuclear Plant employees working on master's degrees. The six PSC faculty members have already completed the first tr.tining session at Metro Community College in Omaha. Their reactions were varied. Assistant Professor of History/ Political Science Sara Crook was impressed: "It is exciting to think

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anybody for the idea, but students have to be responsible for something." He continued by stating he wouldn't want to be the one who would drive the drinkers home and made the point of the liability of the person driving. He was worried what would happen if one of the drinkers became unconscious or the driver had a wreck. "I think it (the service) would be ideal. I'm not sure about all of the technicalities legally, but if the school could provide a ride home for the students, it would be much . safer than students trying to get home by 'themselves," Ted Harshbarger, director of Cooperative F.ducation/Career Services, related. He continued by stressing, "As long as it's made aware to everyone that this isn't promoting · drinking, but because it's from the bar, we will know the students

would be of legal age to drink." Shirley Whissler, proprietor of Shooters, stated that although they do not have a ride home service, "We have driven people h.ome if they are too drunk to drive, or their friends have." Many people sur-Yeyed and interviewed mentioned the responsibility of the ind~vidual .. "I think the students should (provide the service); it is our peers we are trying to save," one respondent expressed. Another suggestion was brought up by Linda Estes, LPN, director of the Health Center, "A deal where you could sign up and pay a fee for the privilege of being driven .. .like $4 up front." Because of this survey people have been thinking of different solutions to this ·problem. At the last meeting of the Student Senate, they discussed the possibility of a service like this. This summer they

Would you volunteer'fo drive people home if they are drunk?

will be looking into services provided by other colleges. Stephanie Schrader, co-president of the Peru Chamber of Commerce asserted, "This would be a tough one to legislate. I think it is a good idea, I can see a lot of positive to it, andit would probably keep our rescue squad in the bain more on Saturday nights, which would be nice."

Changes made in Complex 11·fe. by April Czaplewski Residence life has changed at the Centennial Complex this year. Some of these changes may appear to be too restrictive to. some students. Others may find it .comf9ftir;ig to know that the RA' s (resident assistants) care about. what the students do, good or bad. "This year is really different from last year,"· says senior RA , Charles Wake. "Last year, we had a lot more problems with alcohol. When the students were loud, we'd knock on the door. They'd say 'Come in! Oh, do you want a beer, Chuck?' There was so much inconsistency within the RA staff, you couldn't do anything about it.,, Will Porter, sophomore P.E. _and secondary education major, has also noticed a great difference in the residence halls. "Last year, the second floor of Davidson got away with a lot more stuff. It was less disciplined, less strict, like we'd have parties in the hall: Nothin' would happen to us,'' says Porter. Some have noticed the difference in the number of abused facilities. Wake says, "There were a lot more problems with fire-pulls last year. A lot more windows· were broken."

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This year, the RA's have pulled anymore together to enforce the rules which Czir says, "There are a lot of have always existed, according to , go~)d results that have come from Paula Czir, Resident Director of· this family-like staff, but we're the Centennial Complex. not perfect yet. Every year, we Wake says, "The RA staff is a want to get the residence's lot more closely knit. They are opinions and try to improve willing to back.each oth~r up a lot yearly.:' more." · :Another change has been in the What are the results of these living conditions.. Porter noticed a changes? change immediately after Davidson Porter noticed the variation in went co-ed. He says, "Last year, fights among the the the halls used to reek. They complex. He says, "There are smelled dirty and funky. This definitely fewer fights. The last · y-ear, some girls have moved into semester of last year alone, I can Davidson and they keep· their remember three or four fights." rooms cl caner than the guys. Heather Layson, a junior Now, the guys try to keep up with secondary language arts major, has the girls." noticed a change in the RA staff. Next year, more changes are to She says, "They take write-ups come. There are to be new seriously. They do what's stated windows, thermostats, overhead in the contract. You don't just get lighting, new computers and written up ten times. Not so furniture in the new study area in many students think it's a joke each dom1.

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PBL members place at state; 4 to compete at national meet Four PSC business students qualified for the national Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) competition during the state PBL contest. Another eight PSC students were honored at the state meeting, held April7-8inLincoln,accordingto State PBLAdvisor Bev Ramsey of PSC. Ten Nebraska universities and colleges and 125 of their top business students participated. Tom Proudfit took first place in Business Law to qualify for the national PBL contest July 5-8 in Orlando, FL. He also placed third in Finance and seventh in Accounting II. Stacee Wieser placed first in Ma~ chine Transcription to qualify for the national meet. Jan Duerfeldt qualified by placing second in Accounting II. Rose Munsey qualified for nationals in two categories, with sec-

ond place finishes in Human Resource Management and in Economics. She added a third place finish in Accounting I. Other PSC students placed in competition but.didn't qualify outright for nationals. Cheryl Bartels placed third in Information Management and seventh in Business Commurncations. Rhae Werner was second in M~. Future Business Executive and was Jay Grotrian placed second in Mr. Future Business Executive. Amanda Cave· was third in Word Processing. James Fender was third in Accounting II. Jen Duerfeldt placed fourth in Information Management.. Tracy Gibbons finished fifth in Business Law and fifth in Economics. Brenda Black was named to Who's Who in Nebraska PBL.


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Ray, Junker receive Harding Scholarships The first-ever Peru State College Clifford Harding Social Science Scholarships have been awarded to Amanda Ray and Mark Junker. Junker an<l Ray were selected to receive the $1,000 scholarships for the 1995-96 academic year. Recipients are chosen based upon academic record and leadership qualities from among PSC social science students. The sch0larships are funded through the Peru State College Foundation by a gift from the late

Dr. Clifford Harding, a 1944 graduate and former PSC faculty member. Ray is a sophomore history major.- Junker is a senior social science major. PSC social sciencefaculty recommend qualified candidates for the award to the college Scholarship Committee, composed of PSC students, faculty and staff as well as a representative of the PSC Foundation. The Scholarship Committee then selects the recipients.

MARK JUNKER AND AMANDA RAY (from left) recently became the first-ever,recipients of the $1,000 Clifford Harding Social Science scholarships, awarded by the college and the PSC Foundation. Pictured with the two are Dr. Sara Crook, assistant professor of history and political science; Dr. Spencer Davis, professor of history; and Dr. Leland Sherwood, a member of the PSC Foundation Board of Trustees.--photo by Charles Wake

Epsilon Pi Tau receives awards The Peru State College chapter of the international technology honorary Epsilon Pi Tau recently received two major awards at a meeting in Nashville, TN. PSC's Eta chapter was judged the best chapter from the Central States region of the United States. The region includes 12 states from North Dakota to Texas and from Colorado to Missouri, according to Dr. Lester Russell, PSC professor

of industrial technology. The chapter was selected for its activities in the past year, including participation in the national Industrial Technology Education Association meetngs, its "Adopt-AHighway" litter pickup program near Peru, buildiig toys for children each Christmas, its prize-winning float at Peru State Homecoming, and other activities. PSC senior Rut..11 McGuire of·

Blair, who is president of the chapter, ~on ihe first place award for · best undergraduate research paper in the Central States region. Dr. Russell was re-elected to chair Epsilon Pi Tau's International Board of Directors for the coming year. The board approved the establishment of a new Epsilon Pi Tau chapter at the University of Nebraska at Kearney during its business meeting.

Board of Trustees promotes four faculty members,. ·tenures three Four Peru State College faculty members were promoted and three were given tenure by the Board of Trustees of the Nebraska State colleges during the Board meeting this past Saturday. Faculty members Dr. William Clemente, Dr. Daniel Holtz, Dr. Phil Phillips, and Harry Tabata received rank promotions, according to PSC President Robert L. Bums. Dr. Clemente, Carol Ruck and Ross Udey were granted tenure, or ongoing appointment to the college teaching staff. Udey is an assistant professor of. industrial technology and has been a member of the PSC faculty since 1988. Ruck is assistant professor of business who joined PSC in.

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1989. Dr. Clemente, who was promoted from assistant to associate professor of English, came to PSC in 1993. HarryTabata was promotedfrom instructor to assistant professor of business, and has been a full-time

faculty member since 1989. Dr. Phil Phillips was promoted from instructor to assistant professor of STUDENT SENATE MEMB~RS FOR 1995-96 are (front row from left) Annbusiness and has been at PSC since Marie Taylor, Melanie Barry, Heather Layson, Spencer Duncan and Desiree 1993. Dr. Holtz; who joined PSC Hackett. (Row two) Russell Crouch, Vic David, Kim Fey and Melissa Snyder. in 1987, was promoted from asso- . (Row three) Diane Durman, Steve Jirsa, Shanda Hahn and Dr. Sara Crook, adviser. (Back row) AndyTynon, Misty Munson, Shane Buresh and Barb Lewellen, ciate to full professor of English.

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£gje is king of culture, cycling Have you ever known anyone who

once ran a movie theater and a drive. in? Have you ever known anyone who colkcted something really cool? Have you ever known anyone who could ride his bike forty miles to school at the age of 64? If you said no, you could be wrong. You may not know it, but many students at PSC do know a person · who has done and is doing all of these things. His name is Bill Cole, part-time English and literature instructor. Before Cole came to Peru to teach such subjects such as advanced composition. appreciation of literature and history of the English language, he taught four years at Tarkio College and ran a movie theatre and

drive-in from 1973 - 82. Cole noted that with the onslaught of video, the movie industry and especially the drive-in part of it, declined to the point where he got out. In 1983 Cole happened to check with Peru for. a position. He started at Peru in continuing education. Since that time, Cole has been a part-time instructor in the humanities department. He is on campus Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and for the past few years has also taught in the summer. Speaking of summer classes, Cole is not your average 64 year old when it comes to transportation. He

"They're mean and m tempered. If you don't know what you're doing and you mess with a spring the wrong way, you can really get cut up." lives in Shenandoah and loves to ride his bike. 'The bicycle is a convincing alternative to the automobile. You don't have to find a parking space," he quipped. Using this philosophy, during tht: summer Cole .was driven to PSC with his bicycle in tow. He would use the bicycle during the week and bike the .SO miles back h0me at the end of the week. Along with biking home from school, he bikes on several area trails including the Wabash Trace and the hnogene. He has also participated in the Wish Ride out of Nebraska City.




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IT'S NOT THE HORN OF PLENTY but the sound amplification device for.a Victrola phonograph, one of many owned by Bill Cole, adjunct instructor of English. In addition to collecting and restoring old phonographs, Cole is an avid bicyclist.--photo by Doug Kerns ·

One of Cole's passions is collecting phonographs and records. He has an extensive collection of records including classics and old popular artists such as Rudy Vallee. These 78' s that he collects are in mint condition and he plays them often on iris various phonographs. Many of the 78' s just have one song per side, therefore, the collections are stored in record portfolios. Cole has several old phonographs that he has found at places like antique shops and flea markets. Many of these phonographs Cole

has actually rebuilt and refinished. cranks and steel needles. One of his By working with several phono- cabinet phonographs that was built graphs, Cole is able to _fix them in 1927 plays for 20 minutes when when they break. He mentioned the it is wound fully. care that needs to be taken when Cole grew up in Texas and has working with the inner makings of been married to his wife, Mary Jane, an antique phonograph. ''They're for 32 years. They have three chilmean and ill tempered. If you don't dren and three grandchildren. know what you're doing and you Now, as students of PSC, we can mess with a spring the wrong way, all look at our instructor Mr. Bill you can really get cut up." Cole in a new light. And please, be The oldest phonograph Cole has · courteous and careful of bike rid- . is an E.dison Home Phonograph that ers. he feels was built in 1902. He also has a few cabinet phonographs with



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Plans for abandoned rail line not quite on track;

By Amelia McAlexander

This story contains opinions of the author. ·

took possession. The Nebraska State Game Warden in this area, Bill Krause, said that there is a large number of rare wildlife in the Peru/Brownville area, but that his area of responsibility is over 1,600 square miles. This woWd make adequate patrol difficult. Many Brownville residents have concerns regarding any development. Bob Sage, who lives south of Brownville. says there are already vehicles driving on sections of the old rail bed. and he sees wildlife Woodsiding Bottom (the area where management and property damage the bridge is located) and affects as future issues. Judy McAlexander, another resiaround 2,000 acres. Basically, the area "isunaccessibletotaxpayers," dent, says the rail bed is within 50 according to Jones. However, if feet of her home. For personal any project is to ~ feasible, the reasons she does not want the influx

next storm. Falling boulders appear to be a problem, not easily cured. Corkey Jones, a Brownville resident, voiced some concerns regarding a railroad bridge directly north of Brownville. Jones said that Burlington had problems with this area, but had iittle success rectifmg the situation. He also said that "Honey Creek drains approxinlately 30 sections of land, but the railroad bridge is a constant obstruction." The bridge causes the flooding of

A tract of land running from Nebraska City to south of Brownville, .abandoned by Burlington Northern Railroad, has been a hotbed of con. troversy for the last few years. So I set out to discover what its present status is, and what the old line's future might be. When .the track was first announced "up for grabs," there was an immediate surge for possession by two groups. The Southeast Nebraska Railroad Association proposed an excursion train, and a second group composed of various parties united for a bike/hike trail. Since the status of the rail line was in question, I contacted Susan ·"At a time when the government is cutting so Green, Public Relations, at many important programs, I don't fee/ our tax Burlington Northem in Lincoln, NE. money should be spent on any more unnecesGreen stated that at this time the sary commitments by tax funded track is considered aband-ned, that A & K Railroad Materials has pulled -Judy McA/exander up the rails and ties, and that "Burlington Northem's options are bridge would have to remain. of strangers wandering about her open." According to Nemaha The wildlife protection of the property, and if it were fenced, it County Assessor, Lila Gottula, no whole area would need to be stud- would have an impact on the free deeds have .been filed, and ied. I walked only a small way into travel of wildlife. Burlington is the legal owner. a section of the tract In that time I Her main concern is tax dollars. After sloshing along three miles observed a colony of beaver, wood McAiexander feels that "At a time of the track in question, I soon won- ducks, wild turkeys, a deer rub, and when the government is cutting so dered what effects "people expo- various birds of prey, all within 20 many important programs, I don't sure" would have on the wildlife of feet of the rail bed. Amidst the .. feel our tax money should be spent the area. Regardless of what form abundant tracks were those of a on any more unnecessary commitof recreation comes abou~ the ques- bobcat. Human intrusion would be ments by tax funded agencies." "If tion seems to be: should, and could, detrimental to these natural resi- a group purchases and finances any project proceed? When I use dents. change, the NRD would assume the the word "sloshing", I do not use it Paul Rohrbouth, of the Nemaha responsibility of upkeep." ·lightly! The area has always been Natural Resources District declared I asked various businesses for their subject to mud slides, according to that the old railway is considered a input, but most were noncommittal. local residents, and still remains so. corridor, and that "A corridor is a Bill Thurman, owner of Thurman's There were areas of the small sec- natural resource." He also pledged Bike and Sport in Nebraska City is tion I traveled that were nearly im- the NRD's support, and would be in favor of a trail. He feels it would passable due to standing water and willing to sponsor and accept title benefit the entire community by debris. If they were to be cleared, (which means the NRD would bringing niore revenue to the surthey would only be replaced by the maintain the area) for whomever


STANDING WATER COVERS MUCH of this stretch of the abandoned Burlington Northern rail line bed in the Brownville-Peru area. Amelia • McAlexander walked part of the line in mid-April to get a better idea of its condition.

rounding areas. Chuck Chase, of rural Brownville, agrees that a trail would benefit business and farmers, and breathe life back into small struggling communities. Chase also states that "Property values go up," and "typically crime is not a problem." In conclusion, any projects introduced would need a tremendous amount of money to make the tract usable, and could expect to spend

an equal amount for maintenance.·:· Whether you are for an excursion · train, trail, or would prefer to leave things as they are, the communities it will effect must become involved now! The decision of others may affect us all sooner than we think. Judging by the large amount of ties ' stacked along the north edge of Peru, part of the decision has already been made. Only if we speak out will the decisions truly be ours.

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Bobcats split on road trips KORNER KITCHEN · by Chris Raabe • in extra innings. Left-hander, The Peru State Bobcat baseball Greg Formanski pitched a gem in team split a pair of double headers the loss. The southpaw cruised earlier this week. The Bobcats until the sixth, when Briar Cliff traveled to Sioux City to play the put runners on first and third with Chargers of Briar Cliff last Sunday n:o outs. Formanski got a pop fly and t11en loaded up the vans for a to short, a strike out, and a trip to Hastings College on grounder to second to get out of Monday. The squad trekked over the jam. The Chargers' winning 700 miles during the two grueling nm scored all tie l way from first trips. base on a double to the center field In the first game, the Bobcats' wall. big inning came in the sixth. The Bobcats got treiuendous PSC taliied six times to take a 9-4 pitching from Reid Olson in the lead. Matt Grewe and Jeff Maio first game at Hastings. Olson, a both ripped RBI singles, and Joe Gonyea pounded a two-run double. Chris Raabe and Steve Young both drew free passes with th~ bases loaded. Grewe and Brian Bott both hit solo homers in the seventh frame to extend the lead to 11-6. The Chargers struck for five runs in the bott0m half of the ! seventh to 'send d1c game 'i hti:/ · · extra innings, but the 'Cats loaded · the bases on singles by Greg Bentz, Raabe, and Young. Greg Wolfe brought the winning run home when he bounced a ball off the pitcher's glove. Ted Eisthen pitched a perfect eighth to get his fourth save of the year. Grewe swung 'the big stick for the Bobcats, going 3-4 with four RBI's in the 13-11 victory. Peru State managed only three hits in the night cap, bowing 1-0

junior from LeRoy, Minnesota, scattered four hits and fanned seven for his second win of the season. The Bobcats tallied twice in the second and added four more in the fifth en route to a 6-1 win. The 'Cats scored their only run in the second inning of the second game. Raabe. hit a double, tying a Peru State record with 15 doubles in a season. Raabe advanced to · third on a perfectly executed bunt by Bentz before scoring on Aaron Lauby's sacrifice fly to center.

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by Chris Raabe The Peru State softball "Baker's Dozen" is off to the best start in school history. The team tore through a tough schedule to post an unheard of record of 29-7. Assistant skipper; Scott Heese said, "We are a team to be reckoned with, if we cut down on errors and keep crushing the ball." Heese is referring to the team's 349 batting average. Last weekend, the Lady 'Cats won the Teikyo-Westmar Godfather's Oassic Tournament posting a 4-0 record. The squad upended Briar Cliff in the opener by rallying for two runs in the seventh inning to win 4 - 3 .Rachel Duede had four hits and Kerry Brandt hit <i':home run. Peru State beat the host team, Teikyo-Westmar, . l.i-7 by scoring four runs in the first inning and never looking back. Brandt hom~red in her second straight game to provide the pop for the Lady Bobcat offense. Jen Slattery lifted her record to 11-1 in game three of the tournament, as PSC beat Morris of Minnesota 7-3. Dawn ~1iller collected three hits and Jill Madsen hit her third round tripper of the season. · Brandt and Madsen homered in the championship game and collected three hits a piece as the Lady 'Cats toppled T eikyoWestmar for the title. Shawna Challis picked up her ninth victory of the campaign with a 10-2 win. With the Lady Bobcats explosive offense, a trio of pitchers has quietly sat by. Slattery, Challis, and Andrea Tee have proven to be one of the best staffs in the Midwest. Opposing hitters are batting only .255 against these three hurlers. The staff also boasts a 1.83 ERA in 36 games. With solid pitching, timely hitting, and good defense, the Lady Bobcat "Baker's Dozen" looks to be a Cinderella of the post-season tournament.

by Andrea Graff WeH, if you're waiting for a release of the name of the new football coach, sorry, but you'll just have to keep waiting. The long drawn-out process of hiring a new coach has been delayed. The position was turned down by the selected finalist. A selection committee was · formed consisting of faculty and students of Peru State College to interview and decide on who the new football coach would be. The committee was purposely blended of people from differ~nt departments of the college, such as the Division of Education, Financial Aid, and the Athletic Department. Dr. Butler, vice president of Student Affairs,Jusflhed the combination of the people on the committee, "Faculty can be very critical of athletes so the more the faculty is involved, the more understanding they will have of athletes and the programs. Also, this helps in the uniting of the faculty and the student-athletes. The committee is made up of both men and women, faculty and students, and ethnicity was considered.

DEFENSIVE END MITCH REILLY ffl.97) chases fullback Mitch Skeens during the spring football game played Saturday, April 22 in the Oak Bowl. The team played the game without the direction of a new head coach, as !he selection process was still continuing this week.--photo by Doug Kerns

lntramurals finish strong by Tera Stutheit As intramurals come to a close for the semester the last of the activities are being wrapped up also. Team Libel took the 2x2 Men's Basketball tournament, with second place going to team Rex. The softball tournament is slowly being finished, due to rained out games and scheduling problems. At press time "Screaming Eagles" are leading the tournament, with four _other teams in competition. Sand volleyball started last week with five teams playing. Jerry LeFever, head baseball coach, commented that softball, basketball and sand volleyball have been the most popular activities this semester. Overall he was extremely pleased with the participation. 'This is the smoothest year we've had yet," LeFever remarked. He did however mention scheduling problems due to weather. The number of basketball players for three on three during the noon hour was about average. LeFever reported,MOUild eight to ten people normally compete. Approximately six joggers loggCd miles and a few weight lifters participated. LeFever seemed very optimistic for the upcoming intramural season. He said the most popular ac-

tivities will remain in the schedule with a few new games and activities. Tae kwon do, for example, will be offered and pickle ball and tennis may appear into the schedule again. LeFever would also like ~o have fewer league formats and more mini-tournaments, with the exception of basket~all, which he said is very popular in the winter months. More one night activities will be included as well. An important change LeFever would like to see be made possible is that of hiring officials. He stated that their are advantages and. disadvantages to this. "Officials are currently part of work study with some volunteers. If we hire officials it will take away their hours." However, complaints about the. officials · were common, so he would like to alleviate some concerns by having paid officials. Other changes include keeping better records and sprucing up the tshirts. LeFever concluded, "Intramurals went very well. We had good reception from the students." He was pleased with the participation and wanted to thank all the students who were involved. "Without the student involvement, intramurals wouldn't be possible."

Jamie Stinson, the 1994 starting quarterback for the Bobcat football team and also a representative of the selection committee believes it was a good decision to include more . than just the athletic department in the decision of the new coach. "The committee is very unbiased. I think that's one reason why this particular committee was selected," Stinson said. Butler added, "The football program affects all departments across campus. Besides being a major recruiting factor, the coach will also have to teach in the department of education and work closely with the department of financial a: ' Every department across cam)'.''' will come in contact with the co; ;: . Also, with a selection commit, like this one, the point of view· decision won't only come from athletic department." So what's the decision of committee? Start from scratch. Stinson says, "We're starting fo 'ii, the beginning. Nobody is elin>1 nated. Our goal is to get one befo: the year is over, but if we don that's okay. We want to bus·! through the selection, but we wa; to make the best possible decisio1 That's what's important."

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