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September 22, 1995

Vol. 73 Issue .1

OAKSTOCK: Students• get hands on habitat By Andrea Tee

the students go out to the grass and stake their claims ofland using stakes Peru State College held its 1st An- in the ground with colored flags repnual Oakstock '95 on Sept. 12 and 13, resenting water, flat land, hilly land, at Indian Cave State Park. timber and others. The students were Oakstock is a workshop for hands- then faced with different disasters and on experience in environmental edu- had to decide whether they were gocation across all curriculum areas put ing to stay on their land or return to on by the Education Division for all Europe and tell why. PSC's education majors. Jennifer Slattery, senior elementary Approximately 225 students at- education major, said,"The sessions tended this retreat along with the were the best part because they gave guest speakers, teachers and admin- . us ideas of environmental education istrators. Overnight camping was op- issues to use in the classroom as well as letting us have fun and participate." "I really liked the hands-on Cari Ortmeier, junthat sessions provided, ior elementary educaspeakers were very informative." tion major , also stated,"I really liked -Cari Ortmeier the hands-on training that the sessions protional. vided, and"the speakers were very inThe first day consisted of a variety formative." · workshop sessions, and each stuThe second day all of the students Jent attended four. The workshop met at the amphitheater to listen to ,; speakers ra.nged from an Environ- two different speakers discuss federal. nental Education Specialist to a and state environmental issues. ;:'roject Wild Coordinator to a Park "The purpose of Oakstock was to Ranger.. have the students not only focus on One example of an activity that took the environmental education issues p~lace at these sessions was called but also to have a sense of commu'Stak:ingYour Claim.' I'..orna Lange, nity and an opportunity to meet and a Park Ranger from Homestead Na- find out who their fellow education tional Monument near Beatrice, had · majors are," stated Joy Dunnigan,

ROB BOZZELL, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR of archeology at the Nebraska State Historical Society, talks about artifacts from southeast Nebraska. Those artifacts include pottery, arrowheads and many other unique findings. --photo by Matt Uher

Theatre department put on hold

killed in a traffic accident near

Oakstock coordimltor and assistant professor of special education. Lastly, · By Heather Stutheit there were the closing ceremonies conducted by Dunnigan and Dr.Dan The play's the thing. Maybe not this Cox, associate professor of education. year on the Peru State campus. For A mini t.v. was donated as door prize the first time in years, there will be by PSEA. The door prize was .no mainstage productions on the Peru awarded to sophomore Chad stage. Windeshausen. Dr. David Edris, chairman of the Humanities Division, informed students in a meeting on Sept. 13, that the search for a technical staff member in the Theatre was unsuccessful. This took place in the summer torate in entomology from the Uni- promoted to associate professor in of search _ 1995 versity of Illinois at Urbana. 1983-and was promoted to Professor In response, Dr. Charles Harper, Champaign in 1975. in 1988. professor of Theatre, chose to go Pappas was the principal investiga- strictly to classroom teaching. This, From 1971-75, Papp~ worked at

Nemaha in Nemaha County on June

the University of Illinois, first as a

19, 1995. Atthetimeofhisdeathhe

guest lecturer, then as a teaching as-

tor or co-investigator on six projects _T. atPSC which attracted federal grants . I

was professor of biology at ·PSC. He

sistant and finally as a U.S. Public

totalling $302,570 from the National

was a resident of Auburn. He was

Health Service Trainee. In 1975-77,

divorced and the father of two chil-

he did post-doctoral research at Virginia Polytec:;hnic Institute and State

Institutes of Health. He had an extensive record of published articles in

By freedom

dren: Ellen Catherine, a student at Florida State University, and Emily

University (Blacksburg, VA). From

professional trade journals, many of

Just as enrollment went up this year, so did tuition. Tuition was not the only fee on the student's bill to increase, so did health fees, transcript· fees, facility fees, student activity fees, event fees, as well as room and bOard. In March of 1995, Student Senate received a proposal which included suggested increases in tuition and fees for 1995-96. This bill included all proposed increases. After close examination .the Student Senate passed the proposal It has been two years since there was a increase in tuition at PSC. The increases are as follow: * health fee up $2 to $17 * transcript fee up $1 to $4 * facility fee one to 11 hours up $1 to $5 per hour: 12 plus hours up $12 to$60

Accident claims Pappas' life By Robin L Payton Dr. Larry George Pappas, 48, was

Lenora, of Valdosta, GA. Pappas received his bachelor of science cum laude from the now defunct


1977-79, he served on the science fac-

them co-authored with his under-

ulty at the College of Saint Teresa in

graduate students at PSC. Pappas and

Winona, MN.

Dr. Carol Howard together discovered

Hiram Scott College of Scottsbluff,

Pappas served PSC from 1979 un-

NE in 1969. He received a master's

til his death. He joined the college as

degree in zoology from the Univer-

assistant professor of biological sci-

Timothy S. Norris, 17, driverofthe

sity ofWyoming in 1971, and his doc-

ence, was granted tenure in 1983, was

truck which allegedly. struck Dr.

a new species of insects and named it Culicoides Elemae.

Pappas while Pappas was bicycling

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near Nemaha, pied no contest in his hearing on August 1. He was given 18 months probation.

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in tum, left no one to direct the shows on campus. Dr. Edris also stated that if the students would like to put 'on a student production, the budget is available. The only other thing the students would need is a faculty sponsor. Dr. Edris stated, "It has not yet been decided if another search will be started, or if we will find another solution. This does not mean that the Theatre program has been cancelled." A program review of the Theatre department is due for the 1996-97 school year. This will help to decide the future, according to Dr. Edris. &

e es increase; o years


* student activity fee seven plus hours up $2 to $22 * event fee one to six hours up $1 to · $8: .seven plus hours up $1 to $16 * tuition fur a resident of Nebraska Ts up $2.50 per hour to $52.50 per hour * tuition for a non-resident of Nebraska is up $10 per hour to $I 00 per hour * rooms in Detzel or Morgan are up 4 percent to $700 per semester * there was also a 4 percent increase in the meal plan When asked where the money is being spent, Gene Trimmer, student trustee at PSC to the State Board of Trustees, said, 'The money is spent on the faculty payroll." Trimmer went on to say that in order to keep up with colleges' the same size and with the same curriculum Peru State needed to increase its tuition.

Students angered over Oakstock '95 Somethings seem to have been 2. Many students thought that Oakstock didn't need heating up the PSC campus the last few to be two days long. The second day was mostly filled weeks, and we're not just referring to the tern~ with politicians' aides speaking about bills currently perature. Oakstock '95- yeah, that's what we're being passed, and not about topics relating to educatalking about. From the time of the organizational tion. Many (students) thought that the second day was · meeting held on Thursday, Sept. 7, tempers have flared dull, and they didn't see any point in coming, espemuch like a heat wave. For any type of activity, the cially if they weren't already there because of campfirst time one is held, people will complain. People ing the night before. On the other hand, all future teachwill disagree on how things should be done. What ers do need to expand their horizons and learn about made Oakstock '95 such a hotbed of debate and con- other things going on in the world other than the school tention? We, The Times staff, aimed to find out. subjects that pertain to them. The more you know, First of all, however, we would like to thank Dr.. the better you'll be in your field. David Ainsworth, chair of the Division of Education 3. Oakstock could have been more specialized to and Psychology, foy Dunnigru;i, assistant professor of meet different majors' needs. Most of the workshop speci:af ~ducaiiori. and coordi:ti.atiqr of·Oak:stock '95, . s(!ssions were focused on elementary education. Lanand alHhe others who helped with the first Oakstock. guage, history, math, etc. majors didn;t learn much We acknowledge all the hard work and creative plan- about new and innovative teaching methods for their ning they put into this major event. We also encour- particular subjects. However, the topic of this year's age any students concerned who enjoyed Oakstock '95 Oakstock was to teach kids about the environment to thank these fac~lty members and encourage this (hence, speeches about clean water and endangered event to continue. species); maybe next year's ideas will seem pointless 1. The biggest problem we found with Oakstock to students in elementary education. However, we feel was the lack of communication between those who that more workshops could have been included for organized the affair and the students and non-educa- secondary education majors. tion department faculty members. Students needed 4. There were too many people at Oakstock that · more than a few days 'notice of the event. The Sept. 7 didn't want to be there. Many students felt that they meeting held at 11 a.m. was when most education shouldn't be forced to go, especially if they were not majors found out that there was an Oakstock and that even taking any education classes this semester. they were expected to attend. However, people who Oakstock '95 was mandatory for all education mawere planning Oakstock knew last April about it. El- jors, freshman through senior standing. Perhaps next ementary education students who were fortunate year, the "rule" for Oakstock should be "if admitted enough to be in the planners' classes last year found to teacher education, this is mandatory; if not, this is out ·about it thei:L Also, mostfaculty .members not in . optional." the..e.ducation c1ep¥t:J:nent found oµt only a ~eek be- ·. 5. Going along with this previous idea, we felt that fore that ·as many· half of their sttidents were going Oakstock simply cannot be mandatory. A mandatory to be gone for two days. event like t1!-is is nearly, if not, impossible. It is a


problem for non-traditional students because of day care and transportation conflicts and for traditional students because of job and other conflicts. At the Sept. 7 meeting, Stu.dents brought up these concerns, and leaders consented that if students had conflicts, that they would not be required to go. So it seemed like some people were trying to scare students into attending Oakstock by saying that attendance was mandatory. 6. One last problem we found with Oakstock '95 was that not every activity needed to be outside. We might be enjoying nice weather now, but the second week of September still had scorching hot days. In · addition to the heat, bugs were very plentiful at Indian Cave State Park. In fact, all the information given to students stated to bring bug spray. And what about students (and faculty and guest speakers) with allergies? There are most definitely positive elements of Oakstock '95. Everyone we've talked to thinks that, ideally, Oakstock is a wonderful idea, and that its existence is a good way for education majors to get together and learn new things in a setting other than a classroom. And most students took home some good ideas to put to use when they are teachers. We at The Times understand that there are kinks to be worked out. After all, this was the first year for Oakstock, and we praise Joy Dunnigan, the other faculty members who helped and the guest speakers for coordinating and participating in Oakstock '95. Hopefully, Oakstock '96 will be an improvement over Oakstock '95 thanks to both student and faculty input. We welcome any letters to the Editor and commen ts any student, faculty or staff member or reader has to share.

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· nqying littl~.>\'i13. fot almost e~ght years; May has .. . . . . .. . •. requ~nt/'liii~ !; beeri, a y~getarian:. ~he tirunm.swered risisferit'. Ma:y;starte<ltq'!~K ··. thaqt~fllal question pe()ple ask her iii th~field.s shfpas~. ·. f'Why1don'.~ you eat meat?''~ Sl)e has a;; ;She _started t9, .en.dured the ordea:J of checkmg every · seem to ,foel hurt . food label to make sure there·~elled':it •fog like beef fat or chicken st.ock in :tf'.tiead pamphlets what she eats. . . . .. · ·. 1Jrandcosmet- .She endured stttmg through dmnet'll ;a:nhna:Js; }She·· . where the delicious smell of fried or '.think al:lbut'.how chickens .grilled chicken. was.present, ~d. she ~ k~pt in.tiny cag~ and ·.has lived ~ith cinly being able to eat. · · lliey'relCiU&HShestarted . salad arid.fries at certain restaurants'.· irds .and sqrifrrels J:iking . ,Why?. BecauseMay loves atJimalS . . ·.. ·... ·~·yo.uni: §he s~C9. feeF ••'She ~ovesth~ir innqct'nce.• thekcom~ it1.'.h~~Jiearttha,t~9n,i~tJi!ng iµh~ pass10~ •.th.err trushng natures~ A~d lO:wiisn'trlght::::;}l < ; J .; May belteves thatpeop1e~annotsay •· .. . ·. irilalstliecibjecidot •... ttiatthey tove the creature,~ of the earth .; <'h :. . . . •)1suinption?'·wno tells hu:: unless tpey are willing to acron: their '''.··:mans play Goel' ~nd breed anima:Js. words a11d refuse to consume the flesh · · ·· ,t;\·~;'.:jusbQ,theX 91;\ll.•~~t them?,.'\V!1Y do of those ~nimals..:• • · .. ·.· ..•·. ·. ~~ci f~ftl <· humans' have the ~glit to. take hv~s.? ... .,Allnght, all nght!H I can't s.tand • . · ~bTIISka:\•a~stlite'1mo.Wjl fo( .•.·.. May.ate•turkey .and mashed J;io'ta"• the pressure! There is no May! f m · . m~t~)Mayli'aati(ien'~~ught.up,) < . · ·toes atherfamily's 19871hanJ<sgiv-· . talking· about mysel.f.. 1 lliihk for .a· t~.n.. &·.Cl:>l:9t?tii1ity,• and. h.adi e,,a.te,'nj :ing'dinrier;andthe next day; ona \valk minute there I was getting a little too .IJ:lC,'1t,:itl1'herhfe, Meapo her,~wa~< ;}.Witn)e,(~ou'n~¢r s~~ter, ~5ci~~ tQ serious for even IJ:l)'self! · · · · :m6st often the.basis ofbothlt1hch and • 'din11er.•· She.had.neyer:even hearcfof. ¥vegetarlari -·a,pers<m~ho ~· .eatm¢a:t!.. ;; • .· .... '·'·"• ; : ... ·•. · •· •.• •;. ~··Bowevef/athoughtwould eNe,r hef mind every now artd then~ like a.little. voice whispering ""Isit right.for you•. .eat something that moves and tion and Ffoance pointed out there is ~--=::::-..!-7nr-:::::::;;:::---..-"-7"~ii;:::~~~..,....JL-!~~LI breathes li}<e you do?" May ti:ied to By Josh Whitney no reason to create more parking ignore that voice;.· what was wrong . with eating meat? . She never knew· Those of us who are commuters of- while the overflow parking isn't utianyone who c:!idrt 't. How could some- ten find parking a bunting.adventure. lized. She also said the previous vice If we arrive at Perµ after 8:30 a.m. president for Administration and Fiwe usually have to park on a city nance looked into buying residential street. Commuters have had problems property and other solutions but came parking for a long time. But is it a upon dead ends. She did say it was possible something could be done, but real problem? Comments such as tho~e by junior not soon. Part of the problem is commuters · ceptance to Peru. I ca.n 't say I wasted . •gent, so ilii:ge that I so~titne£ et business administration, accounting "People need to learn the time; but Lno ionget dream. of we don't own the campus. Aren't we management major Susan Meyer, "If. themselves. we pay for a parking place we should how to park," said Cheryl Mellage, .finding an alternate gasoline source, the reason the Bob Inn exists?'• Do get a parking place," are common. So junior in business administration and or discovering cures. for strange dis~ you eversee traditionals using the li~. far this semester 329 parking permits accounting management. Especially eases. l tJ:iipk l n}ay oe.sti:etchjng brary ,f9rariything other than socia:J~. for commuters have been sold for an in winter, it's hard to believe college things to hope for one published bOok i~iM? : Ok, I'm grinning already: estimated 130 parking places. educated people caff park so crebefo~HmJ8. > .··...... ·· . ' Plea5ethrowonly•sbftthirtgs! >1~r Such figures have led many to be- atively. So what is the solution? Fewer I have childteij 'l;\lld a .husband:who. . ,''.The .Fat Lady Sings'' is for ii()nl, lieve that a parking permit is really Caveadsum! (Beware, I am here!) compete for my!fotnework ti):ri<i,;ilna · • ,trads. )fs our voiqe•in tfie'campu~· only a hunting permit. But those es- parking permits, sold on a first come, !got that J,,atin phrruie from an an- share the multiple illnesses \vt;1'pick · nl?wspaper. I chose this namebecailse~ timated 130 parking places do not first served policy, is p0ssible, but not tique copy of Ivanhoe when I was in up from schools, work ang dayca,ie.;< itjmplies alaterevent,.s()rilethingtJ:iat include the overflow Jot on the north practical. In the end nothing can be done. So, either show up early, park high school;.···. It meant more to me, . Though they are very sup,portive of;. happens .tO\Yard the end ofait opera:,'. end of the iot for the complex. Lack of use by commuters of the . at the complex and wear walking then. I was about to enter my first my effo~. tht:reare stin many things notatthe beginning. It als0ha~peµs overflow lot is a rusty link in the ar- shoes, or find a side street and do your college experience and was certain I I wantto do/many things the tradi- iobe a persona! affiJ'ITiationOf ..y,hot' gument for .more parking. Susan best imitation of a mountain goat. WOUid splash into that lake with big~ . tional St\!d~rtt Cail d?, thatl .cannot; ai'.ll; a Ja4 over~.30 woman Who'isnot Udey, vice president for Administra- Some things never change. fish ripples though I carne from a I'm rtot:Complairiirig about the ble8s-'. mriiid to go out in this thiri•hiingrf small pond. Obviously, my plans ings offamily;me~Jy clanfyitigthaf world andgeta degree,, were unr¢alistic. the no~~tnld college'expetj,~neeis dif- .. ·maybe, if rm really lucky, fulfill Nine year$ passed between my last ferent from .traditional Stl.ldent lift\ .. ;, couple ofdreams in ttie process; Jfl. ·attempt at an education and my ac~ PSC has 11 large non-tea.~ con tin- caii do i4 anybody can. i. ··J} \ (




Parking continues as issue for many PSC commuters

The Fat Lady Sings

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Where are the heroes

an·d · heroines of PSC?

CAB plans activi-ties students want Lew~llen a

driving force

By Chris Raabe

Take a left after entering the Student Center, then go to the last door on the left side. I bet most of you do not have a clue as to who resides in that room. My friends, the resident is none' other than Barb Lewellen, Student Programs Director here at Peru State College. Barb Lewellen, with help from toe Campus Activities Board and your representatives on Student Senate, creates and irons out a large amount of the programs that go on all over campus every week. Sl!e is a driving force in an active group of people who ai:e constantly striving to make life here at Peru State College more enjoyable. Every year, the programs improve. Every. year, Barb Lewellen tries to

involve the students and create a care- try to get someone to go with you. free environment in a stressful day. Get a whole group of people together But every year, students are "bored" for a night at the Coffee Hbuse or the and swear that there is nothing to do feature movie of the month. The best thing about these activiat Peru State but drink and party 24 ties is the cost. THEY'RE FREE!! hours a day and seyel) days a week. These are the same people who The student's college budget can easmake fon of those who participate ln ily afford that. No one will have to ·off,the-wall events like the Dr. go digging through the couch or Clemente look.alike contest. Most of breaking open that piggy bank to the time it is because those students · scrounge enough cash. are scared of being themselves and Next iime, check the calendar or the looking elsewhere than the bottle for student senate window for upcoming events if there is "nothing to do." a good time. The programs are there, and it is Don't be afraid to have fun and meet definitely a good time. A lot of people some new people.· I guarantee you are missing the boat. For the student "will not regret the choice. Go to a feeling like.he or she doesn't fit in, it CAB meeting with ati idea for "someis a great way to meet people. Maybe thing to do." Or go to Barb's office Mr. or Miss Right will be there. For to let her know that the Student Prothe people that do go to the programs, grams Director is doing a great job.

By Robin L. Payton

Let's suppose a:Jl members of PSC administration are doing the best job .they can. Further, accept that nobody wanted a half-time job at low pay in the drama department. ·Do we really have no local volunteers willing to take up the slack? .Last spring, people told me how wonderful Perµ and the surrounding area are. Leadership abounds in this community! Scout guides, church leaders and community developers live here, in Peru, A1.1burn, Nebfa~ka City and Brownville - HERE we have greatness - yet, it avails us not. · Obviously;I'm missing something. Perhaps no one considers drama important? Could everyone in the community be fully tapped out and there are no more volunteers? Perhaps the students of PSC do not care about this Jost opportunity? Maybe it never made money? Maybe .there's no drama club and no organizer who has ·stepped forward to take this responsibility? It really wouldn't take much to get the ball rolling. The work later might be intense, but the joy of play productions has always outweighed the

pain. If there was a time students, faculty and community members could meet at the Student Center, noon on Thursday, Sept. 28, for example, it would be easy to set up a drama club meeting, select officers, and set those officers to choosing a play. I imagine, if money can be raised for sporting events and club activities, a dedicated drama club could sell candy or baked goods the same as anyone else. Interested community members might be willing to make donations. I would hope, if the student body rose up and acted in such a bold fashion, that the administration would provide facilities. Excellent leadership and innovation deserves reward. The impetus would be a strong leader - one person to forge a:head followed by several willing actors. It's too bad that person doesn't exist at Peru, that we won't have any plays this year. Maybe someday, our campus will spawn heroes and heroines of such caliber. In the meantime, PSC students will have to be content to learn on the job - should they be so lucky as to receive. positions in schools and theatres without any dramatic training or experience.


Students remember ·or. Larry ·Pappas By Robin L. Payton

four more. science classes, not because I pl_an to teach science. I'm a I have to admit that I didn't expect . language arts major. I took them bemuch from a course called Science cause he was right. Science is a part and Society. I walked into the class- of every discipline. I am only cutroom expecting dreadfully boriqg lee- ting myself out of the picture ifl don't tures and difficult homework assign- learn as much as I can and teach ments. On the teacher's desk a to my future students. · man wearing torn shorts and shirt, My story is not unique. Every stu. strumming a guitar and smiling, with dent of his could tell you a similar tale a harmonica by his side. That was of how he guided their academics to"Moondog," otherwise known as Dr. ·ward knowledge of science. He was Larry Pappas. He was my first intro- more than charismatic; he was a force duction to.."the Blues." ofrea5on, an intelligent man who inWe moved the classroom to the Stu- fluenced others by example. dent Center to learn in a relaxed atEileen Uchytil, senior history mamospqere, and learn we did. Through jor, says, ~·1 thought he was fantastic! informal discussions and debates, we I feel that future students of PSC have hashed out the present, past and fu- been robbed of his wisdom; Ll).St ture of science issues women summer's class was the best he· ever in research, minorities in science, the · taught!. I am still· reminded of him role of science teachers, the ethics of whenever I see trees I recognize." genetics and more. Dr. Pappas occa"He taught me. He inspired me," sionally entertained his inusic were Tony Featherstorie's words. and encouraged us. to show oilr tal- Featherstone is. a junior English and ents because creativity is also impor- history major. tant in this field that many people asPappas's career science students sume to be set and dry. One of the have even more to say. Genelle L key points Moondog inade was that Grossman, who.wasastudentatPSC science is extremely important and a from 1983-87 and is now working at large part of all our lives, to the ex- theC.enters forDi8easeControlinAttent that no one can afford to be ig- lanta, GA, recalls her faculty advi8or norant. . as ltperson .:who was instrumentaJ in Thatone~ihiconvincedmetotake her a scientist. "He en-

DR. LARRY PAPPAS WITH FORMER STUDENT MARK FRITCH couraged me and generated the funds Pappas's teaching was Todd Andernecessary for me to present the results son, research professor in Toxicolof our research at the National Tri ogy at Iowa State University of SciBeta convention (honorary collegiate ence and Technology in Ames, IA. biology association) at Arizona State . Anderson first met Dr. Pappas in 1982 University in Tempe, AZ, my sopho- and often visited him on trips back to more year." She won the first. place PSC. He states, "Without question, Frank G. Bro0ks Award for research Dr. Pappas [was] one of the finest inin inammalian physiology and went structors I have known." on to Harvard University's School of Public Health. Another student who enjoyed


By Amelia McAlexander · The Riverview Restrau.nt ·in Brownville, Ne. has recently changed management. Keno is stln maintained. by the fonner operators, but Kevin Kiers.from McCook, NE, is now jn charge of thecrestaurant. While many things remain the same, a walk into the Riverview may surprise you. the floor space has been reorga~ nized to give every table more space and a fair view out the large windows facing the Missouri River. There are cleaner lines dividing the ~eno area from thedining, so you can be easily se;ited. The new manager has been busy. Kiers began a J!lOnth ago in the




kitch~n to get an. idea how the establishment ran. 1\vo weeks ago he took over as active mamtger, He feels the transition has caused the public little stress, and he is adjusting well to the position. Kiers has several plans to improve on the service and food quality; A hot luncheon buffet idea already,operating. The buffet will!'save time for those customers on a tight schedule," s.tated Kiers. The restaraunt hopes to begi11 purchasing even fresher and h~her quality mea,ts than previously offered. Kiers wants to "create a personal environment" for diners. Future attractions will include nightly specials and a College Night. .


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Pappas's daughter, Ellen Catherine Pappas, writes, "Dr. Pappas was certified in CPR. He was interested in camping, biking, guitar and harmonica, hockey, baseball, photography, running and he loved his dogs." In other words, Pappas was not just a science teacher; he was a true Renaissance man.

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Catch the bug; Check out the bluffs By Tera Stutheit When Roland Sherman of Peru · "gets the bug," one can be sure the bluffs along the Missouri River will

Sherman commented. The carvings can be seen only to adventurous hikers, but are well worth the mile and a half trek. When asked why he chose the bluffs as a

as well as carvings portraying stories' and legends. One of these carvings Sherman has entitled "The Golden Arm". 'It is named after the story by Mark 1\vain

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Sherman says, "It draws in everything enjoys gardening, camping and being I had found out in working on the oth- outdoors. A nature lover all his life, Sherman, at "nearly 70 years old" ers [carvings]." · The Genii, surrounded by his coins, generally walks the path along his is just stepping out of_ the bluff. carvings about twice a week, dependSherman commented that there are ing on the weather. An avid wildsome legends that have come about flower enthusiast, he often collects because of this carving. "Some them for his own yard. Sherman can people think the Genii is good luck, identify over 300 types of flowers and but others think if you touch it, it will plants in the Peru area. One he is parbring bad luck." Interestingly, some ticularly proud of was used by the Inhikers have left coins in the genii's dians to help heal his grandmother of a childhood illness. It is now growmouth. "This carving is as good as my abil- ing in his backyard. Another facet in Sherman's life is ity goes. With the genii I have even amazed myself," Sherman remarked. knot-tying. He can currently tie over He has no carvings planned for the 600 different types and variations of knots, most of which have practical future. Sherman does other art work as uses. Sherman grew up in the Peru area well. Displayed in his backyard are flags with free hand painting~ on where his love for art and the outdoors them. One is a livelier version of the allowed him to lead a very interestNebraska state flag, complete with ing life. After being educated at Peru, he goldenrod, com, and a covered wagon surrounded by 93 stars that

"THIS CARVING IS_ AS GOOD as my ability goes. With the genii I even amazed myself." (says Rol_and Sherman) ~-photo by Tera Stutheit be made more unique and more beautiful. Sherman uses his well"practiced artistic talent to carve artwork into the ~t., bluffs. Hefirst began to carve to "see 't\~\ if he could do it." Most of his carv-~t . ings are done with a putty knife, and some have cement added to them. "Each one is a learning process,"

background for his art, Sherman replied, "It is a lasting thing." His carvings generally depici area interests. Fo_r example, a bobcat, cheerleader and Peru emblem represent the college, and Sherman's version of our state flag symbolizes Nebraska. A tribute to Desert Storm can also be found along the river bottom,





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found this didn't fit his nature, commenting "I like to draw when / like to draw," as opposed to having deadlines each day. Sherman also worked as a carpenter, a butcher, a Union Official and a "River Rat", which he said was the most exciting time of his life. Everything in life, Sherman feels, is a learning process. "You have to work and learn how to do it."

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BROWN IS PROOF: Writers can hail from Peru f By Amy Bremers Last week I had the opportunity to meet an incrediblewoman, originally from southeastern Nebraska, who has a remarkaple and illustrious life. She is also prob?bly the most famous person I've ever met. Her name is Marion Marsh Brown; she spoke atPSC's 1995 graduation and on that day received an Honorary Doctorate of Letters for Literature. She also has published 19 books. In Omaha, I found. Brown temporarily residing in an assisted living facility, where she will be until Oct. 1, recuperating from a fall. There she talked with me about her distinguished teaching and writing career. Brown was born on July 22, 1908, on her uncle's farm near Brownville, and was delivered by a woman doctor, Dr. Kapp, from Peru. "My family lived in Lincoln until I was three or four, then we moved to a farm adjacent to my uncle's," she said. As a MARION MARSH BROWN, 87, has published 19 books so far in her lifetime. A 1927 graduate child, Brown attended a one-room of Peru State College, she now lives in ·Omaha and still writes. --photo by Amy Bremers country school (District 17) which, still standing, is used today to show elementary classes what school was the college newspaper, which at the Susan LaFleshe, a woman from the Nebraska. Some people say Marnie's like in the "old days." time was called The Pedagogian. Omaha tribe who became the first a little autobiographical." Brown said that her most popular When she was 14, Brown graduated After two years she left PSC to teach Native American woman doctor. from Auburn High School, and was literature and creative writing at what Young Nathan, Brown's first book book is probably The Silent Storm, a 15 when she entered PSC . .While at- is now the University of Nebraska at which is a fictional biography about fictional biography about Anne tending college, Brownwrote features Omaha (UNO). Nathan Hale, was chosen as a Junior Sullivan, Helen Keller's teacher. The for the ne~~l],ll_P.~_i,J>!!lYSd~~lo;Pt~~,........ :Sr~~n .~a~;al\Vays been. interested. Literary Guild selection. "I have to Silent Storm was a collaboration with and: was iriy~fyoo)n:(fi~Jlfr:f. ~'. :· . •. ·.. · ·.· 'irl.\vnting. · "Ihao·fon writing: as a ··give my husband credit for my writ- author Ruth Crone. She graffoat~l'if:t'hree :ana':[liaff> ~:child;'' she"-sai(f:":Wlieri fWas to, I .. ing tliat," Brown admitted. "He was After 14 years at UNO, Brown quit years with a degree in English and. had my first thing published; it was a a historian, and when I said I wanted teaching in 1968 so that she could started teaching high school right short story in the Omaha Bee (the to write a book, he said, 'Why not spend more time writing. "I like away. ·Her first teaching job was in Sunday newspaper). Since then she's write one about Nathan Hale?'." teaching," she said, "but I like writSteele City, and she taught at various written 19 books, mostly fictional biShe finds choosing one book as her ing better. I like words; I like the way high schools for eight years. During ographies for young readers, besides favorite to be difficult. "I've had fun words just keep rolling out once you these summers she completed her soine short stories. In October, a re- with all my writing. Because it was get started (writing). I like ICeling like master's degree in English. vised edition of her book Homeward the first, I'm fond of Young Nathan. I'm doing a little good in the world Brown returned to PSC in 1935 to the Arrow's Flight is scheduled to be I also like Marnie a lot. It's a young by giving young people a chance to teach English and be the sponsor of published. This book is a story about teen novel about a girl on a farm in read."


Several of Brown's books have Nebraska themes; these include such books as The Brownville Story, The Pauper Prince and Marnie. Brown has also written books about Willa Cather. J Brown has won many awards dur1 ing her career. These include the Omaha YWCA Woman of Achievement award, the Nebraska Humanities Council Sowers award, the PSC Distinguished Service award and as already mentioned, the PSC Honorary Doctor of Letters. Besides her many achievements, for ' I a while Brown also edited The Brownville Historical Bulletin, a Brownville paper that comes out once "' ' a month. J One of Brown's favorite hobbies, besides reading and writing, is travcling. She has been to every state in I'the United States, several countries in ~ Europe, the Orient and South ), America. Switzerland is her favorite, however, because she likes the people and the scenery so much. She has one son, Paul, who is a lawyer in Omaha, and three grandchildren, an architect, a lawyer and a Jaw student. This remarkable 87-year-old woman does have some words of wisdom for people interested in writing as a career. "They have to be readers. They have to really want to write, and be willing to give up other things. . They must love words and he pretty good at expressing themselves. They have to have patience - you can't write a best seller in a minute. And it doesn't hurt to practice." ~~ Even people living in southeastern Nebraska can be published writers; Marion Marsh Brown is living proof of that.


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{:ampus activities ar~use ~!~~~.!:'ts' 1~~~re<t~~~~1!.t Now that everyone is into the swing of things, let's review some of the activities that have taken place on campus thus far... Students Taking Academic Responsibility (STAR) began Aug. 21 and lasted through the 25th. STAR is an intense week-long course sponsored by Student Support Services. Student Senate held a retreat on Aug. 25. The retreat consisted of five different sessions and concluded at the Coffee House. The Coffee House is sponsored by your Campus Activities Board (CAB) and is located in the lower level of the Student Center. Chuck Wake, a senior education major, not only entertained the Coffee House attendants with his musical performance but also amused, them with his comedic performance. New Student Weekend had a different twist this year. On Aug, 26 at 1 p.m. Freshmen Orientation, better known as College 100, began. The weekend covered all the curriculum that College 100 has during the regu-

two and a half days. The annual Big Brother/Big Sister banquet took place on Aug. 27. The banquet gives incoming students the opportunity to meet returning students. It serves as a mentoring program throughout the year. Phi Alpha Theta and CAB co-sponsored the "50thAnniversary of World War II: First Hand Accounts" on Aug. 31. This consisted of a panel of veterans who educated their audience. CAB held a "Back to School Dance" on Aug. 31, which held an overabundant crowd. The hypnotist Jim Wand was here last semester, and a tape was shown on Sept 12 to remind the students what a great time it was. Cinema Classics opened with the film "Animal House" in the Coffee House and was GREAT fun! Cinema Classics will be shown every Monday and Wednesday in the ·Coffee House. This is just a quick overview of the first weeks of school with lots more

YOU'RE LOOKIN' AT THE NEW 1995 Campus Activities Board (CAB) members. CAB is planning '0 have numerous activites once again in '95. --photo by Chuck Wake

Hard-working representatives ioin Student Senate for fall semester '95 By Heather Joy Layson

Morgan Hall Rep. Anne-Marie Taylor

Do you know what Student Senate does? Do you know who youf Student Senate representative is? I'm here to help inform you. Are you ·vondering who I am to give you such nformation? I am the Student Senate Vice-President and the Campus Activities Board 'CAB) President, Heather Joy yson. It's nice to meet you! .tudent Senate is your governing .Jy here at Peru State College. This vrganization helps inform administra·on and faculty of the student body's )pinion. Representatives were :lected in the Spring semester of '95. fhe meetings are held every Wednesday at 5:45 p.m. in tbe Burr Oak Room in the Student Center. Meetings are open to one and all! Let me introduce you to your hardworking representatives:

President Melanie Barry

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Financial Secretary Andy Tynon

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Delzell Hall Rep. Russell Crouch Clayburn/Matthews Davidson/Palmer Nicholas/Pate Misti Munson

Oak Hill Rep . Wes Graham

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PSC Honors Clu invites students to ioin The Peru State Honors Club would like to invite any interested student who is eligible for the honors program to join ..The club will be attending various cultural and educational events throughout the year as well as providing ' them for the campus. If there are any questions regarding the club feel free to contact one of the officers. The officers are Jennifer Draper, Mikki Lane, Mindy Brockman and Diane Durman. Meeting times will be posted in the various buildings across campus as well as on channel 4.

Students needed for involvement in CAB activities By Heather Joy Layson Interested in being involved at Peru State College? I have the perfect opportunity for you. Campus Activities Board (CAB) is a volunteer-based organization, and every student at PSC is encouraged to become a member. CAB plans the majority of the entertainment for the campus. It's simple; more people=more ideas, which leads to more FUN! The executive committee includes three officers and 11 committee chairs. Meetings are held every Tuesday in the Bur Oak Room at 5:30 p.rn. Corne one, come ALL!

STUDENT SENATE IS once again having an open door policy. If you have any questions aboUt life at PSC, they are willing to help. Among those pictured are President Melanie Barry and Vice President Heather Layson (front, second andthird to I.) and sponsors Barb Lewellen and Dr. Sara Crook (r., fourth and third rows respectively). --photo by Kent Propst

New PSC English professor enthusiastic and optimistic

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Dr. Dennis Cresielski, PSC's new assistant professor of English, has a unique background. Interestingly enough, Dr. Cresielski came to Peru, which he refers to as "a little spot of paradise off the river," from another small town, Peru, IL. After earning his B.A. from Arkansas College in Batesville, IL., Dr. Cresielski taught half-time for five years while completing his PhD. in rhetoric and composition, which he earned at Souther Illinois University in Carbondale. When questioned regarding his teachirig philosophy, Dr. Cresielski replied without hesitation, "Language is the foundation of everything we do." He stresses his "hope to give students an idea of how the composing process works, so they can use it inside of the classroom as well as outside the classroom." Dr. Cresielski is enthusiastic and optimistic about teaching at PSC, emphasizing that "small schools are good schools because they're small." He stated that at small schools, people

know who you are, and the relationships among students and professors are more personal. When asked about additional interests, Dr. Cresielski revealed his fondness for accoustic biues music. He enjoys playing the guitar and, in the past, toured with a band. Dr. Cresielski lives in Peru with his wife, Dr. Virginia Crank, who is teaching some literature and speech courses at PSC; his daughter, Melissa, a junior at Auburn High School; and Banie-The-Cat. Dr. Cresielski would like to inform students that his "door is always open," and that he is willing to be "everybody's writfog consuHant."


By Debbie Sailors

Mark Kesh is the newly appointed assistant professor of management information systems. He fills a muchneeded position in the Business He will be teaching upper and· lower-level computer science courses. · Prl.or to ~oming to. Peru, he taught for. seven years at Wilmington College, Wilmington, OH. In addition, he taught;plll't:;:time .at the University of Cincinnati. Kesh was looking for a change and was interested in life in Nebraska. He found the goals and mission of PSC to be in keeping with his personal feelings aboufeducation. Kesh attended Jackson State Uni-


vetSity,1ackson,'MS;'litid earnect ·. his bachelor 'ofScierice in engineering tpere. His master of science in information·systems was achieved at A & T University in North Carolina. He received his A.B.D. (he has only to complete his dissertation to finish his doctorate) from the University of Cincinnati. He finds working with computers challenging, and he enjoys the challenge. He is an avid reader, particularly to keep up with the latest in computer technology. He also sperids some of his free time playing chess and swimming. Kesh, 37, was bmn in Persia, now known as Iran. He lived there until he was 19, when he came to the United States to pursue his college education. Heis _now living in Auburn, waiting the arrivill of his family, who will join him in :March. His family 'includes hi~ wife, Nahid, three-year-old son and infant daughter. Kesh said that he is happy to be teaching at PSC and that Peru is an "excellent school with nice people." When asked what he hopes to accomplish at PSC, he stated that he feels he can "make a difference" and "provide opportunities for students."

Dr. Richard Clopton, assistant professor of biology, learned just one week before school started that he would be a teacher at Peru State College. He has spent the last two years at Texas A&M University as a research associate, studying the ecology and evolution of complex parasitic life cycles. "I came back to Nebraska because I know the area and because I went to college here in Nebraska, and I want to give somethirtg bac'k to the community," said Dr. Clopton. Dr. Clopton has been married for five years. He has two dogs and says he's a fairly proficient reader.· He also

enjoys a good game of racquetball. Dr. Clopton has a B.S. in agriculture, an M.S. in entomology and a Ph.D. in parasitology. All are from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. Dr. Clopton originally was an engineering major, but decided that he didn't like calculus. So he wrote out all of the majors offered at UNL and started the elimination process, crossing out ;;,;,µ"": all of the majors that required calcu- hasn't declared a major? "Don't neclus. Then he decided that was going essarily pick the major with the most well, so he kept going and narrowed money; pick the one that is most ap_ the list down to parasitism. pealing to you." His advice for any student that

Dunnigan ioins physical education faculty


New to the Physical Education Department this year is David Dunnigan, ·assistant professor of

physical education. He is the instructor for weight training, wellness and muscular anatomy this semester. Prior to joining the staff at PSC, Dunnigan, a University of Nebraska (UNL) graduate, was an instructor at Doane College in Crete for 11 years. There his main job was assistant track coach. He was also the assistant sports information director and taught physical education classes. He and his wife, Joy, have recently moved from Hickman to Peru. You may already know Joy, a twoyear member of PSC's Division of Education. Now that the 20-minute commute for Dunnigan and the 60-

minute commute for Joy have been reduced to a two-block walk, Dunnigan says that they have a few more minutes to spend together. They have four grown children. Dunnigan's outside activities and. interests include, you guessed it, sports! "Basically, any sport will do." Dunnigan said. His musical taste lies in the easy listening area, and he listens to 97.7 FM. "Peru's a little bigger than Doane," said· Dunnigan, "but the atmosphere is pretty much the same. The kids are great, and Peru has an ·excellent' academic:reputation. ·I'm· glad to be here." You can find Dunnigan, or at least. his posted office hours, in room I 07 ofT.J. Majors.

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Lorin Lindsay was recently named the new director of the library at PSC. The appointment is a homecoming of sorts for the Nebraska-born Lindsay, who spent the past nine years as Director of Library Services at the University of Texas at the Permian Basin. "Mr. Lindsay brings to PSC the ta!-

ent and dedication we have needed to make our library the center of the campus," noted PSC President Robert Burns. "That combination of fresh ideas and professional expertise will touch every corner_ of the building and its services," he added. Lindsay was born and spent his early life in the Howard County Community of Cotesfield, moving with his family to Grand Island at the age of six. After high school there he attended the University of Nebraska for a time, then earned his bachelor's, degree from Kansas Wesleyan University. His Master of Library Science degree is from Wayne State University in Michigan. Linday puts a strong emphasis on

what he calls "customer servicr with most of his customers includ college students and professors. Th. is a philosophy he plans to maintaii; at PSC and one he has been directe<! to expand. "We have begun at Peru State to insist on expanded involvement of faculty, staff and students in the decisions regarding budget, programs anJ services," Burns said. "Mr. Lindsa)~ brings an open attitude about our ap-' proach." ! Another priority for Linsay will be• helping PSC plan to improve the 90.J year-old library facility and the way, it provides services. The library, built; when PSC's most advanced diploma: was a two-year degree and the student body numbered a couple ofhunc1 dred, will be a focus for improved! technology and service orientations. ·

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worked asAssistantDirectorofResident Life. She is now the new Director of Resident Life. Noting that she has "an excellent working relationship with Dr. Burns," Sayer enjoyed being Assistant to the President, but missed working with the student population. Her new position allows her to be more involved with students. Sayer says that her new position is

very time-consuming. However, she ties. has found the time to complete her She says the college will be imple- 1 master's degree in education at the menting a five-year plan for furtheri University of Nebraska at Lincoln and improvements to the residence halls:' has been accepted into a Ph.D pro- She adds that students will be ingram at UNL. volved in this process. Sayer states that as DirectorofResiCommenting that "staff and stu dent Life it is her goal "to make cam- dents make the position worthwhile," pus housing something that students Sayer welcomes comments and sug- · can be proud of." She looks forward · gestions. She can be reached by eto the continued renovation of facili- mail at Sayer @ .

Complex gets facelift ,By Mindy Brockman

THE NEW PE.RU STATE TIMES STAFF includes (back I. to r:) .Kim Olson, Je.nnifer Froeschl, Chrls Raabe, Jesse Henderson, Terry Dugan, Andrea Graff, Matt Uher; (front I. to r.) Tera Stutheit, Amy Bremers, Robin Payton. --photo by Dr. Dan Holtz ·

Holtz to speak about famous in-state authors Dr. Dan Holtz, professor of English -at PSC, will give two talks on Nebraska writers in the near future. On Oct. l, he will be the keynote speaker for the annual Bess Streeter 'Aldrich Remembrance Day in Elmwocid, the long-time home of this popular writer. His talk is titled "Doing Our Best on an Unruly River." It hig~fight themes and events iri Aldrich's hovel Spring Came on For,~,a book in which a number of scenes occur in NeoraSka City. ·. Dr.· Holtz, a recently elected member of the board of directors. of the 'Mari Sandoz Heritage.Society, will .·also give a talk on Sandoz in October. He will speak at the 30th annual Western Literature Association Conference, which runs from Oct. 11-14, 'in.Vancouvef. British Columbia. His presentation is titled "Disso"!lance and Harmony: Musical. Varia,\ions in Mari Sandoz's Old Jules." It !is based in part on interviews Dr. fHoltz conducted with the one surviviing daughter of Old Jules, Caroline ;sandoz Pifer.



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• Many changes have taken place at the Centennial Complex over the summer, according to Paula Czirr, Complex Director. Everything from new windows, lights, and fresh paint has been added to get the Complex ready. The computer rooms and game rooms hav~ also had some changes. The computer rooms all received new computers ..They are IBM compatible and equipped with the Microsoft Works program. Each hall has one computer room. These rooms are Pate 13, Palmer 15, and Mathews 12. In use these computer r()OmS, a resident must check out a key from a resident assistant or the Complex Director. Residents wiUalso need a key to · use the game rooms. Some rooms are equipped with pool tables and others

with ping-pong tables. These rooms are Pate 02, Palmer 16, and Mathews 14. Some new equipment has already been purchased, but more items are still needed. This is where all Complex residents come into the picture. Surveys were to be sent out to all residents of the Complex. These surveys asked what types of equipment and games the residents would like to see in the game rooms. The survey also asked what should be done about the kitchen areas. Input from· all residents was strongly encouraged. The money used for all these purchases was taken and will be taken from the hall activity fees that all residents are required to pay when they move in.. Since the money used comes from the residents, Czirr asks that all residents fill out the surveys and return them so the purchases can be made.

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Three PSC coeds will be front and this trio. · "All three are ecxellent students, center when the 1995 Bobcat Marching Band perform5 this fall. and they have a high energy level," PSC students Kristin· Sandstede, she said. '"They have a high level of Jessica Damrow and Sara Anton wiil musical skills, and that's important serve as drum majors for the march~ because they help teach the band. ing group this fitll, according to They are my assistant directors." The group possesses leadership Cheryl Fryer, PSC director of bands. They were selected after rryouts skills and· decision making skills were held this past spring~ Drum which are crucial, especially when majors play a critlcal~le, Fryer-said, · petfonnances btigin, Fry~ said. ''They are completely responsibie and she is excited about working with

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for the performance of the band once it is on the field or in the parade route," she said. Anton is a sophol_Iloe majoring in elementary and special education. Damrow is a sophOme biology ma· jor. S.andstede is a sophomore preveterinary science major. The PSC •Marching Band made its 1995 debut in Nebraska City's Applejack Festival pai"ade on Sept, 16.

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day; from 6:30 - IO p.m., Sunday through Thursday and from 1 - 4 p.m. .on Saturday. The pool will be open .from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Mondays and Paralympic Festival Wednesdays, and from 1 - 9 p.m. on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Wheeler Activity Center will be closed on·~venings when PSC athletic teams On Friday, Sept. 22, at 9:30-11 :00 are hosting eve(lts in the facility and on home football dates. a.m. in the Student Center dining area, Dr. Jimmy Calloway, vice-president of the 1_996 Atlanta Summer Paralympic Games, will be making a PSC's 14th Annual Homecoming celebration will be Saturday, Sept. 30. presentation to the PSC student popuAll clubs and organizations are encouraged to participate. The theme for the lation. celebration is "Rodeo Days." Cheri Becerra; a Nebraska City native, will also appear with Calloway. Cheri is a paralympic athlete who lost The PSC Student Support Services program received a $i75,100 grant for the use of her legs at age four. She and Calloway will be discuss1995 • 96. The .grant, awarded for the third consecutive year by the U. S. Department of Education, provides.service to students considered "at risk" or ing the Paralyqipic Festival, the types .JessJikely to graduate from college. Over 300 PSC students participated last of obstacles the athletes encounter on a daily basis, the training that is r'!year. Over a third of the partidpants posted a GPA of 3.5 or better.· q uired of Becerra, how the paralympics games were developed, and more. Calloway will also be offering paid internship opportunities for PSC students for next summer (end of May through the end of August). These students would be working directly with the athletes and experts from around the world who will come to Atlanta for the games .

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IJ Volleyball season begins By Jennifer Froeschl

ALWAYS A FORCE AT THE NET, senior middle hitter Jill Parker scores a point for the Lady Bobcats. PSC won the match in four sets. --photo by Jesse Henderson .

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The volleyball season is underway, and the Lady Bobcats are looking sharp with an 8-4 record thus far. Coach Callender seems optimistic and believes that this could be the best team he's ever coached. "They are working hard. and having fun, which are the main keys to success," he commented. Thi.s hard work-was put to the test this past weekend as the ladies placed, fifth in the Graceland Invitational. They met some top competition with eight of the 20 teams participating . being ranked in the top 20. The Bobcats ran away with victory in their first three matches against Huronu, St Ambrose and Benedictine. They then bowed. to Columbia and Northwestern. Tracy Cochran, junior outside hitter, was named to tl:le all-tournamnent team. "Tracy's not the flashiest player nor is she the tallest, but she passes and serves well and that is what wins a game. Her overall game continues to get better y.-ith every match," Callender said. This was not the first time this season the the Bobcats have had to face the dominating Northwestern team. They met them in competition at their first tournament of the season, the Northwestern Invitational. NAIA elite, Northwestern, was ranked eighth in the nation and hadn't lost on their home court in the past three years, that is, until they faced the powerful Bobcat team. Unfortunately, they avenged their loss to the Lady Bobcats, beating them in Peru State's final game of the tournament. The ladies suffered their first loss to Hastings after defeating Palm Beach Atlantic and Bethel, which placed them fourth in the tournament over-


Jfd0b~'·,~-r~1ifews college· foC>tball ond ill the Bigger10. S(>rry Paterllq ·• and the gl.lttg,Jhe Nittany will··· have t!ie Citrus· Bowl agal~si.a high po~~~d.t~, like Notre Dame; Thatis if~uHoltz

bit;ih;beeause they kicked more field against LSU. I saw the replay. It was goals in the. third quartet; of night· . a catch~ games oil odd numbered calendar . Baby Bowden will have to root for days. ; ,; .. ·..... · ··•· dear old dad and the tomahawk chop; . Is the PA~ lQ turning intothe I 'wouldn't stick that neck out too far ·. . ... . .· . . . andtheboyscanfinis~~)'ci?~;soo. WAC?Butnowthereaiegoingto~ Bobby~ Any coach who admits to Sch()c)l is bal:k'in foll swing, as is . Notre Dame has ~6t a pO'wder Puff 4() teams in the WAC. Great! More running up the score to get votes in the f()ulldation ofAmerica. No, no( ' 8ch¢<fule'. l $irt!c the)' play;filniqst med!0cte't¢an}s in a yawn 6fa co11- the poUs is at the. same level as those bltsebllll! The otherfoundati6n that eye,Yie~ froJii the arn}e(I;fof?esit; ference: Tun'(NotteDamej~inh1gtlte pe6ple.who \Vere hoping Cal Ripkeri win ~ltimately l>reak our hearts as . AirforC.e/Na~!· Army; t<~8scGuru-d;< W.AiCiri a coupl~ of years,?.. ; ( ' would get hurt, just so he couldn't the striki11g,.m0n~y grubbing; wild• , 'West'~oint, ~nd eyen the Beatp.ce: · \VhatabOut:TexilSA&M? ;BUZZr breiik Lou. Gehrig's record. wm cardeif-Oaseball. ?id, last year: ··Tn:i National Guar'd.·However.f did iiehl- · .Wr()pg ans~er. .;Florida State and solllebody.please drag Bobby into the iilking C'ollege football! '• .· .. that the Beatrice sq~ h~>a decent\" N¢bt8ska'haVe to lose. .l don~t see street and ~hootthe poor inan, before Thifquesti6n festering in most of·· .. tea~ this yeal": .:.r..'o~kf Uke they:,thathllppeninguntil)anuiiry. Beside( tlie NCAA does. · y~~ heads is who is Raabe picking Drunke~!fi~~~ave;W~ir,~~k,~':1~.~':1~.~(1~9,a~;1 ;(!?I~!aci? is ;lookj~g,t~. j>Jay The Florida G~tors are.a goliath .this yeai-, Wen, let me begin with the for theJ1l.J1:ie'Schedule gets tougher• ; sptuler; Tlle).ggies w111 ato11gh again'. It l.ookS like this explosive of~ .Defending · National Campion . than'N:orthwesterllfo,r Pete sake..... ·... · . , tiine with the Buffs.. Co1dd it be The 't'ense. could again be .t9 reckon Comhus1'ers who somehow lost the . T11!s.y~ar·s title doesn't a~ Jo . Hail Mary part II? .•. . ..· .· . . .. ..· with. The serious thumping received number one ranking in the off-season •.... be goillgtoPAC IO either.•. 8cenario,: ... ·. Let us tum .this focu~ topic to the · by Tennessee last week'was a me~ lam still baffled by that one. Hey, W~ngfunbea!sAnzon~~tate,.wh~ . truy reajm ofdeceit, the Southeast. . sage to the rest of the big dogs. Don't they lost Lawrence, Phillips, but they . beats Washington State, Wh() beat~ .. The !()lling tideof Alabama crashed .·mess with the. Gators in the swamp.. · got Herbie back. Tom Osborne . UsC~who beats Arizona; whQ~~·.'ffntl:) probation •oyer,··. Anto.nto . ·.My.prediction is ... "I don't have a ~bowed true class in his handling .of Oregon,whdbeatsUCLA; wh() })(:ii~ )-~angham·~ agent and into thehighly . clue who will win it all!!!" . · the Phillips situation. · . Washington. Each team ties for first ;touted Arkansas Razorbacks.. Hyy, ·· My solution is toremove the new · Penn State have to settle for .·in. the. ¢onference, and in.. the .(ie· .. theyg()t beat by a bunch ofpigs, And playoff systerll from baseball and insecond again, Only this time it is sec~· ·• ~f?r ()r~~on g~ts ~ ~g~e}~~~l> ·~~!Ju~ did~'.t fare:.muc~ bet,t~r .. One in college football.



Sign up your te·ams; lntramurals can bring fun f?r all by Matt Uher One constantthat you can always courit on every semester here on campus is intramurals. · Barb Lewellen, the interim intramural director, quoted, "We have a variety of activities for the ·stud-

dents this semester, and I hope people s.ign-up and, above all, have fun." Lewellen will have handed over her duties to David Teske, the new baseball coach, on Sept. 20. "He is excited and anxious to get started because he realizes. the importance of intramurals on this.campus," stated




end-zone from .one yard out. Peru State answered back on a seven yard~ touchdown '.'1n ~y sophomore ~uar-~ · terback Jamie Stmson. Peru missed;; the PAT and trailed 7-6 at the end o( the first period. · Doane recovered a Bobcat fumble in the end zone but botched the point after early in the second quarter. The 'Cats struck twice forTD's one minute and 30 seconds· apart. Terry Rice caught a six yard touchdown pass;, Shane McGooden scampered in from . eight yards out. PSC took a 21-13 lead into the intermission. Doane scored twice following interceptions to lead 26-21 late in the third quarter. On the Tiger's first possession of the fourth quarter, the Bobcats jarred the ball loose from running back Charlie Shoemaker. Five plays later Stinson hit McGooden in the back of 10-16), ultimate frisbee, 4/4 volley- the end zone for a l 0 yard scoring Lewellen. ball, and the ever-popular wiffleball strike. PSC fumbled the ball in their Some cif the activites going on at own end of the field, giving Doane the present time are flag football, tournament. These activites are slated one last shot. aerobics, lifter & joggers club and· later in the semester.. The Bobcats will attempt to send "We also have activities available their record to 3-1 tomorrow night noon basketball. Other events . planned for this fall are events like in the newly remodeled game mom . against Chadron State. The game will the annual punt/pass/kick competition which is open to eveyone, and it's. be played in Beatrice and is scheduled to start at 6p.m (registration: Oct. 17) , soccer (Oct.. free," commented Lewellen.



all. In other recent volleyball action, the , Bobcats captured a prodigious victory · over the Concordia Bulldogs. Peru . State rallied to beat the previously undefeated Bulldogs in four sets, 154, 15-17, 15-12, 15-12. Leading the Bobcat attack at the net was senior middle hitter, Jill Parker,., who swatted 22 kills out of 42 attempts. Sophomore transfer, Kendra Cory, lead the team defensively with 21 digs. Parker, who is a pre-season_ all-american pick, was impressed with the way the team hung together during the intense second set. "Even . though we lost the·set, the comeback from a score of 9-14 to a final score ' of 15-17, gave us momentum heading into the third set," Parker said. In the home opener, the ladies grabbed a victory from 19th ranked· Doane, in front of a large home crowd. Victory came after four sets, 15-3, 9-15, 15-ll, 15-10. . Leaders for the Bobcats so far this season include Parker with 127 kills out of 261 attempts with 29 errors, · sophomore outside hitter, Jamie Hahn, with 79 kills out of 241 attempts with 27 errors, and setter,., Stacy Fitch, is leading the team in I assists with 258 out of an attempted ! 612 .. Although the ladies have had a sue- • cessful season opener, Callender be11i lieves that they need to be a little mor4i:' intense on the court and serve more·:; aggressively; but offensively, they are; playing great. "The seniors are do-; ing. well with taking on their leader-i ship roles and the new players are· contributing a lot. The whole team knows what we need to accomplish.1 to.. get to nationals," Callender said. , The junior varsity is also following< the varsity in a successful direction. They have captt,ired a 3-0 record beat- · ing Doane, Highland and Cloud County. 'The J. V. team members are, intense and very capable of playing~ varsity. They should be looking for ward to playing varsity," commenteb J.V. coach Raylene Walker. · The Lady Bobcats will be in action_ on Sept. 19, when they will travel to· challenge Dana, before returning to the friendly confines of the Al·' · Wheeler Activity Center for their next! five games, beginning with~ Benedictine on Sept. 21. j

Bobcats start out winning; lose to Dana 1n 1y Chris Raabe '>ana 42 Peru 16 The Bobcat's quest for a 3-0 start 'ell short in 42-16 blow out in last .veeks Apple Jack Bowl in Nebraska :::ity. Peru State rolled up nearly 500 1ards of total offense, but managed o tum the ball over eight times. Peru State took a 10-0 lead early in he game on a 21 yard field goal by vlorgan and an 11 yard scoring strike ·rom Stinson to Reiman. But from '.1en on out, it was all Dana. Squandered opportunities were the ea! story in this lopsided loss. Dana 1ad five picks, recovered two fumbles nd blocked a Bobcat punt. Dana unning back Mike Haddock punched 1oles in the Bobcat defense all night, umbling his way to 109 yards and '>ree touchdowns on 24 carries. A late touchdown pass from Stinson o Matt Brown concluded Bobcat coring in this Dana romp. But PSC "1iscues had already put this game out >f reach.

'eru 24 Tabor 13 Stinson was connected on 17 of 28 iasses for 317 yards in a Peru State ·ictory marred with penalties. the

McGooden raced in from three yards out for his second rushing touchdown ·of the season, and Kory Reiman caught a 19 yard bullet to give the Bobcats a 14-6 lead at half-time . Kicker Jeff Morgan's 25 yard field goal extended Peru's lead to 17-6 early in the third quarter. The Bluejays narrowed the gap with a 85 ·yard drive resulting in a two yard touchdown run. Peru State iced the win on a five yard bootleg aerial, when Stinson found McGooden all alone in the comer of the end zone. Kevin Vogel's interception at midfield sealed the Bobcat's second road win in a row.

Peru 29 Doane 26 The Bobcats traveled to Crete for their season opener against the Doane Tigers. Despite six turnovers, the Bobcats managed to squeeze out a 2926 victory for head coach Dick Strittmatter's first collegiate victory. The Bobcat defense was a key factor in the victory. The Bobcats fell behind on Doane's opening possession, when Tiger running back Matt Reiling plunged into



JUNIOR PUNTER JAMIE CASON is snowed under by a fury of Dana defensemen. The Bobcats were defeated 42-16 in this Apple Jack Bowl held on Sept. 16. --photo by Chris Raabe

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sons of coaching, Strittmatter still shows the excitement and enthusiasm of a kid in a candy store. "Coach Strittmatter brings to our football program the experience and positive outlook it needs," PSC President Robert L. Burns said. "His kind of leadership in our athletic department is what I've been looking for." "I am excited and happy," Strittmatter said, "I've been around Peru State College for eight years and have a lot of pride in it. It's nice to stay in the area and keep the friendships I have developed." Coach Strittmatter has guided the Bobcats to a 2-1 mark going into tomorrow night's game with NCAA Division II foe Chadron State Colle e.

By Chris Raabe This spring a new man will be giving the signs in the Peru State third base coaching box. Dave Teske, formerly of Simpson College (IA) has taken the reigns of the Bobcat baseball program and intramural responsibilities. He is the third Peru State skipper in three years, taking over for Jerry Lefever, who resigned this summer. "Dave's energy and enthusiasm were two of the reasons he was selected," PSC Athletic Director Dan Johnson said. "I see Dave as one of the up and coming stars in the baseball coaching field."

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Hersemann ioins administrative staff By Debbie Sailors

Dr. Daryll D. Hersernann has joined the administrative team of PSC as Vice President for Student Affairs. He arrived in Peru to assume his duties on Oct. 9. The duties of his position .include overseeing the work of the Admissions and Financial Aid offices, Student Support Services, Cooperative Education Career Center, and Residential Life office. He replaces Dr. Steve Butler, who resigned after 4 years at PSC to ac" cept a position at Moorhead State University, Moorhead, MN. · "The national search for this position brought a rich pool of applicants from across the nation," stated Dr. Robert L. Burns, PSC president. "Dr. Hersernrnann rose out of the process as a strong candidate who will add stature and hard work to our administrative team." Before corning to Peru, Hersernann was Vice President for Student Affairs at Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN. He joined that institution in 1976. Prior to that, he worked at Millersville VIJ.iversity in Pennsylvania, the Uni. versity of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, North,_ western University and Whitman

College in Washington. Hersernann, who hails from Peoria, IL, received his J,l.S. in Psychology from the University of Illinois and his M.A. and Ph.D., both in Education: College Student Personnel, from· Northwestern University. He is on the national board of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, the primary professional association for student affairs. "I genuinely enjoy working with students," states Hersemann. "I've worked at institutions of from 1,000 to 12,000 students, and I like the size of Peru State the best. Students tend to flourish where they can know the faculty and staff personally." "It's wonderful to be at a place where I can know the students as individuals," he concludes. "They will .find me to be open and accessib~e, candid and trustworthy:" Hersemann's office is located on the third floor of the Administration Building. Hersemann and his wife, Sharon, have relocated to southeastern Nebraska. They have two daughters, Susan Hersemann Leibman ofWashington;.DC, and-Jennifer Hersemann, a student at Valparaiso.

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Alcohol Awareness Week, Oct. 1622, is a week set aside for the awareness o~ alcohol and problems associated wtth the drug. Recently-many states have passed tougher laws which deal with.drinking and driving. Thousands of have discovered the changes by being prosecuted under stiff new policies. The Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Council of Nebraska is trying to disseminate information about the new laws during Alcohol Awareness Wee~ in an attempt to prevent unpleasant surprises to Nebraska drivers. There are five important procedures which affect drunk drivers. The first allows !in arresting officer to confiscate a driver's license at the time of airest if the owner's breath-alcohol testis in excess of the legal limit(. IO

percent in most states). This ruling is known as Administrative License Revocation, or ALR. A second ruling, the Law ofImplied Consent, says that every person who operates a motor vehicle on public roads or highways has agreed to take a breath test upon request.. Therefore, a driver's refusal to take one allows for confiscation of his license by an · arresting officer under the ALR law, just as if the driver were-proven to be over. the limit. Confiscation for refusal to take the breath test will then result in immediate suspension of the license, usua}ly for an entire year. Standard field sobriety maneuvers, such as standing on one leg while counting to 30 or doing a nine-step walk and turn, are used to determine impairment (the third procedure) because a driver does not need to exceed the legal blood alcohol content (BAC) in order to be arrested for driv-

ing under the influence (DUI). It is not lawful to drive after drinking any amount of alcohol if the driver is impaired. Any impaired driver whose BAC is lower than the limit can still be charged with DUI, even if his BAC is as low as .02 percent. Some states have "zero tolerance" laws which lower the legal BAC to .02 percent or less for anyone who cannot legally drink alcohol. A driver who has been drinking and is under the age of 21, in the state of Nebraska, will be charged with violating the .02 percent BAC limit and will be placed under arrest. Finally, anyone charged with DUI must pay for his defense. Attorney fees for this type of offense average $1200. Several mandatory administrative fees may be required, such as chemical tests ($35), an alcohol assessment ($10), court costs ($24) and drug tests ($30). Ignition interlock devices may be required which cost about $400 for six months. The fine for a first offense DUI usually runs about $500 and the court can order drivers to participate in an alcohol treatment program, which would approximately cost $3900 for one average stay of 28 days. Once the driver has paid his $95 to have his driver's license reinstated at the end of his suspension period, he can look forward to high-risk insurance payments. These payments will be a minimum of one hundred ·percent more than his previous standard rate, if he is able to get insurance at all. These figures are all based upon a first offense; further offenses become more expensive. The total of these expenses could be as much as $6691, but a second offense can cost as much as $7901. A third offense can be as high as $12,291.

Too much alcohol can-have dangerous effects. on you By Robin L. Payton Thirty percent of all hospital admissions are alcohol-linked. Fifty percent of accidental deaths, suicides and homicides are related to alcohol. For those who do not imbibe to the point of hospitalization, chronic drinking causes damage to virtually every organ in the body. Chronic drinkers are more susceptible to infectious diseases and certain cancers. Alcohol disrupts the production of testosterone in men, and causes dysrnenorrhea, amenorrhea and hormone imbalances in women. Even small amounts of alcohol can be dangerous to a fetus and heavier use of.alcohol may cause miscarriages, premature births, underdeveloped fetuses and babies with fetal afcohol syndrome. Nutritional and cell damage caused by alcohol lessens the ability to reason and learn, and increases risk of stroke. An abuser may be physically older than his age and may become dependent on alcohol due to a restructuring of brain cells that have adapted to the heavy use. The heavy user's brain actually shrinks as neurons die and the tissue of the brain wastes away. Heavy drinking increases the risk of dying from heart disease because the alcohol can actually degenerate the heart muscle. The drug hampers digestion and absorption of food, ulcers, gastritis and other disorders. Rectal ble!!!iing 'can occur from the veins and arteries of the colon dilated from alcohol abuse. Alcoholics are at increased risk for osteoporosis. Alcohol, while it does not seem to cause psychological problems, does serve to stimulate the aggressive side of people who are genetically predisposed to such behavior. Alcohol is the most popular drug in the United States and is the most widespread life-threatening substance available.

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O.J. case proves no one innocent We're finn believers of the "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" way of thinking. Now, we have heard in the last week and a halfthl!t the O.J. Simpson case will redefine how our justj.ce system is run, and we just have a hard time accepting that. In fact, a staff member was watching Saturday Night Live, and Nonu MacDonald, iri his Weekend Update skit, announced, "It is finally official, murder is legal in the state ofCalifornia." You. see, our justice system has been constructed so that every accused individual can get a fair trial. Of course, we also have the Salvation Anny who gives out free coats to the needy. OJ. Simpson is not a needy individual and can, therefore, buy the best coat he can regardless of pric~. Therefore, Simpson has the same basic principle the coat provides, only his coat protects better. That's what this case came clown to. There is no doubt that money buys freedom. It always has. If you didn't want to serve in a war, you paid someone else to go for you. Is it wrong? Yes, very much so. Will it change? Never in our lifetime. The ~ Simpson trial was a freak event. How often do we see people in the spotlight go to prison? Rarely ever. The lastcase, we believe, was the Jim Baker scandal, and can you really call this guy a celebrity? The only reason he got as much attention as he did was due to the massive Pentecostal uprising. Every channel you turned to, there was an evangelist; now, we have to wait for a Billy Graham special from Buenos Aires for TV religion. That aside, who really won this case? Obviously, the prosecution with their thrift store resources were no match for the deep pockets of the defense pythons. When one of your witnesses has to plea the 5th Amendment and.another is treated as a hostile witness, there are a few minor snags. However, the prosecution's window of opportunity timeline seemed incredibly solid. Was the winner OJ. Simpson? If this guy could wal.k out in public before, he never will again. On his ride home from county lockup, traffic helicopters followed him to his home and up to his front door. What ~ ~ kind of life is this? The only thing he may have gotten out of this, that would have never happened otherwise, was a #I best seller - remember that? I Want to Tell You, believe it or not, is still selling well and will .~ probably sell until the end of time. ... We think the biggest loser of the entire ordeal had to be Ron Goldman's father. Does this guy have an ~ ounce of composure in him? Understandably, he's very devastated over the Joss of his son. Wouldn't want >,0 his shoes, but at the same time, this man is so full of hate and blood lust that he can not talk in public. We i!:: counted over 15 interviews with this guy in the last three months, a year and a half after his son's slaying>..c mind you and he was never able to speak nonnally once. We understand his loss, but are these whimperings u :ca. any way to pay tribute to his son? Shouldn't he be strong for his family, like the Brown family, and crusade 0 for results and not hate? <5 Speaking of hate, a staff member was watching CNN (which, by the way, has the 3 tape complete highlights for $29 .98), and someone on the network toyed with the idea of Johnnie Cochran running for political This is a nonscientific survey taken on October 6, 1995. A office. Ridiculous? Maybe not Colin Powel is in the lead right now and he has probably killed a few total of 55 people took the survey. people in his time. Is there a difference? - Reshape the justice system?. No way. With people kissing their television sets and jumping around in the streets-of-iriostinajorciti:es· after'the verdict; this was like something ------------~--------~=-~--~:-:i~":""'.~~---,.oufof Revelatiotls. 'NBC'hai'fabootb-o~tsi:de'the coiirthouse·where··· tine! ...:. )> ~10~(R ~o1f HoU·~£S pe€iple:ci:5ultl•coine'up:and;a~k,the legal team for answers to their · ~.~--~ ~ , most pressing.OJ. questions; it was O.J.palooza! were all on 'Tzibu.tato Gilbert awl Sullivan / ~' t~al here, folks, and OJ. wasn't the only one to get off.

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Heroes abound at PSC Dear Editor; I would just like to point out to the students at Peru that there are heroes and heroines on this campus. They are the members of Peru Players, the theatre organization on campus. Peru Players is the oldest collegiate theatre organization in the state of Nebraska. Requirements for becoming a member are to have an interest in theatre, be actively involved in any activities and pay $10 dues a semester. That's it! Yes, Peru Players presents the plays at the college theatre, but not this year. Unless you haven't heard, there will be no plays this year unless it is a student-directed show. What most people don't realize is thatit takes a lot more than just a couple of students getting together to do a show. At this time, there is no student qualified, or who has the time, to direct a mainstage production. We also have to ask who would build the set, sew the costumes and hang the lights. Volunteers? I highly doubt it, since in years past only IO - 12 dedicated students work on getting a show ready. At this time, Peru Players is working on ideas for another search for a faculty member in the Speech/Drama Department. The last two searches proved unsuccessful. Why? Ask the administration. So, yes, there are heroes and heroines on this campus. We're just not able to show our talents on the stage as we usually have. If you would like to join Peru Players, and become a hero, then come to a meeting. [Meetings are held on Thursdays at 11 a.m. in the College Theatre.] Come find out about us before you start making judgements. Sincerely, Sara Anton, President of Peru Players

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Letters to .the Editor Barry makes statement Dear TIMES Staff, It has been brought to my attention that something I said at "Blizzard of Bucks" offended some people. I want to take this opportunity to apologize to the student body for anything that may have offended them. I assure all o,f you that it was done for entertainment purposes only. I think that my dedication and bard work for this institution speaks for itself. Melanie Barry, Student Senate President

Student funds at risk Dear Editor, Congress will vote on October 10 .[the vote may be delayed a month] to cut $10.5 billion from the Stafford Loan Program, removing some 2,800,000 students from the Pell Grant program. Other programs targeted for cuts are SEOG ($583.4 millton), Federal Work-Study ($616.5 million), and TRIO ($463 million). The House and Senate proposed capping the Federal Direct Student Loan Program at 40 percent of new borrowing, with a savings to the government of $6.8 billion over five years. They want to eliminate the direct lending program and Department of Education. The "Campus Gag Rule" would cut federal funds to schools allowing student activity fees to be used for campus-based groups involved in activities aimed at "influencing .public policy."



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By Tera Stutheit The sport of rodeo has many fans across the country, and it is becom1ng more and popular. Making rodeo successful requires a great deal of time and effort from competitors and rodeo organizers. One group which spends large amounts of time prom.oting rodeos is the rodeo queens. Cara Marker, sophomore wildlife ecology/biology major, was recently crowned 1995-96 Miss Rodeo Aksarben. On Sept. 23, she accepted hercrown in front of a sold-out crowd at the River City Roundup World Championship Rodeo at Aksarbcn. Contestants spend two days prior to the rodeo in front of judges. They are judged on modeling, appearance, horsemanship, an interview process and a question and answer section. Marker commented. "You have to knuw everything current in rodeo and current events." She prepares by reading and staying on top of rodeo news. "You never know what questions you'll be asked;" Marker stated. Contestants must prepare their clothing. This is one of the biggest considerations. Marker is fortunate to have her mother's help in this area. The horsemanship part of the competition can be tricky to an unskilled rider. "You have to ride other people's horses," Marker said. She received

special recognition for winning this portion of the competition. As reigning queen, Marker's main duty is to represent and promote rodeo. She is currently scheduled to ride in six grand entries and a few parades. Next year she will do television and radio interviews, especially before and during River City Roundup Days. · A$1200 scholarship is one of the bonuses of winning the queen's title. Marker also took home over $3000 worth of prizes. A new saddle blanket, a hat box and a belt buckle are only a few of the items she received. Marker is no rookie to the world of rodeo queens. In the past four years· she has received first runner-up in the Miss Rodeo USA competition in Oklahoma, and in the Sabetha, KS, and Sidney, IA, queen competitions. . She is also a past Carson Iowa Rodeo Queen. She plans to compete in the Miss Rodeo Nebraska competition and possibly the Miss Rodeo America competition, held in Las Vegas. Competing in quee11 contests is something Mar)(er has always wanted to do. Ever since she was a child, she has ridden horses and shown in horseshows. Marker enjoys her role in promoting the sport of rodeo. "It's abig part of being a queen," she said. Marker doesn't compete in actual rodeo competitions. She says the queen competitions "are more me." ~he also enjoys showing dogs and has been involved in 4-H. She is interested in starting a Circle K Club on campus, which is a junior Kiwanis club for college-aged students. Marker plans to finish college and become a park ranger and wants to stay involved with rodeo. Helping young girls achieve their goals of becoming a rodeo queen also holds· Marker's interest.

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Id THE NEW PIANO LAB AT PERU STATE COLU:GE brings some of the latest technology in musical instruction to the PSC campus. Emily Davidson (right), who teaches music courses at PSC, is pictured working with a group of students in the new lab. -photo by Kent Propst

New music lab vital to From College Advancement Rewrite by Amy Bremers You won't find any microscopes or test tubes in the newest laboratory at PSC. Scales are in regular use, but not to determine weight. The type of measures in this lab are musical.. PSC music students are the scholars found in this new lab. Lab equipment was purchased and installed this past summer, at a cost of approximately $25,000. "New educational technology like this puts our students on the cutting edge for instruction and as they compete later for employment," PSC President Robert L. Burns noted. The Roland brand electronic lab

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The electronic pianos are capable of duplicationg the sounds of the organ or the harpsichord, too, she noted. PSC classes like Fundamentals of Music, Arranging, Music Theory and perfonnance classes can be taught in the new lab, noted Dr. Thomas Ediger, professor of music. PSC's music department also was bolstcredbyarecentgiftfromMr.and Mrs. Woolsey Davis, Nebraska City. The generous donation will be used for various purposes in PSC's choral department. "We are so grateful for the continuing support of the Davis's for the choral and piano departments at Peru State College," Ediger said. "It has allowed us to present many cnriching musical experiences for our music students in the choral area."

Silas Summers contest to begin The Silas Summers Writing Contest will begin on Oct. 16 and will end on Dec. 15. Categories for the contest include Poetry, Non-fiction ( 1500 words maximum) and Fiction (1500 words maximum). All PSC students arc eligible to win cash prizes in each area . Prizes of$25, $15 and $10 will be awarded to the top three entries in each category. Winners will have the opportunity

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Bobcat PSC mascot since but 'Old B_ob' now iust a memory By Amy Bremers

PROWLING PROUDLY IN THE outer office of the president's suite is one of PSC's two new stuffed bobcats. The original mascot, which used to stand in the trophy case in the Student Center, had to be thrown away, and is now replaced. - photo by Amy Bremers

Ever wonder how the bobcat became the PSC mascot? In 1921, Paul "Baldy" Wilcox, the -Pedagogian (student newspaper) sports editor, decided PSC should have a school mascot. Since at the time most teachers were thoughfof as female Wilcox wanted a masculine sort of mascot. At first, Wilcox considered "bears," but according to Earnest Longfellow's 1967 book entitled The Normal on the Hill, "that reminded him too much of the future teachers' hugs. He became pensive and dreamy; finally one night he jumped out of bed with his great inspiration: 'Fight like a Bobcat.' He sprung it on the boys, and they (the members

of PSC's athletic teams) immediately voted for it." The bobcat then became PSC's mascot. On Oct. 20, 1927, Peru received a live bobcat, and became the first in the Nebraska Intercollegiate Athletic Conference to have a live mascot. The animai was a gift from George Hansen, a PSC alumnus. Dean W.N. Delzell accepted the gift on behalf of the college. For 11 years, "Bob the bobcat" lived in a cage near the PSC auditorium until he died on May 20, 1938. On July 11, Bob was stuffed and mounted in the athletic office until he was moved to the trophy case in the Student Center. Unfortunately, Old Bob seems to have lived out his life. On Thursday, Sept. 28 (this year), Bob was removed

from the trophy case to hopefully be restored to his original appearance, but a taxidermist found the cat doused in arsenic. Apparently, in 1938 arsenic was used to keep bugs from eating away at mounted animals. So poor Bob had to be thrown away because he was considered toxic waste. However, PSC now has two brand new stuffed bobcats. One replaced Old Bob in the Student Center, and one roars proudly in the outer office of the president's suite. Currently, PSC is looking for a "live" mascot. If you are interested in dressing in a bobcat costume for athletic events, contact one of the cheerleaders or Bill Clemente in FA 201. (Don't worry, you will not be doused in arsenic.)

The (Boat) Race is on By Amelia McAlexander On Oct. 15 the third annual Great Boat.Race will be held between the Belle and the Spirit of Brownville. This event attracts fans of both ships from all over the area. The steamboat race will begin under the Missouri River bridge in Brownville at 2 p.m., will proceed· down the river to Langdon, MO, and will finish back at the Brownville landing. · The cruisers will be competing for the traditional prize of the Golden Antlers. Tickets for either of the boats may be purchased by calling the Spirit ofBrownville office at 825-6441. Entertainment will be under way on both of the steamboats. · The Spirit of Brownville has been a popular attraction in the historic town of Brownville for the past 14 years. The local owners of the excursion boat, Ra~del and Jane Smith, conduct two cruises a day. The Spirit, captained by Randel Smith, begins her season on Memorial Day and continues until middle October. The steamer was purchased in Omaha from another excursion operator and was brought to Brownville as a 49 passenger cruiser. The Smiths remodeled the boat to accommodate 150, passengers with two decks.



The ship is powered by two 671 diesel engines. These engines power the boat's propellers, since the original paddles on the Spirit are no longer in use. The excursion boat received its name after the last ferry boat used in the town. "We felt it was a nice gesture to name the cruiser after a piece of history," recalled Jane Smith. the Spirit averages eight miles per trip, but it has been to Sioux City and Indian Cave on occasion. Further distances are possible but only on private charters. The Smiths also own the Belle of Brownville that is currently docked in Omaha. The Belle was purchased 25 years ago in Houston, TX. The ship arrived in Omaha by piloting through the Gulf of Mexico, up the Mississippi River, and finally onto the Missouri River. While the Belle is a larger craft than the Spirit, the Spirit holds a special place in the hearts of the whole community. Whatever the outcome of this grand race, the Spirit willhave earned her rest. The cruiser will retire to her winter harbor until the beginning of next season. The.Sp!r~ ofBrownville is one timeless tradition not lost in an ever changing world.


Paralympics rep~ visit PSC OR. JIMMY CALLOWAY (LEFTj AND CHERI BECERRA, representing the 1996 Paralympics Games vi~ited ~SC thi_s past week. Cpllowc;iy is. Vice Presid~nt fo_r Paralympics and Becerra, a Nebrask~ C_1ty resident, !Sa. t?p-rated. compe!1tor 1~ wh~~!cha1r racin!;J. The Parafympics - or Parallel Olympics - are for md1v1duals with physical d1sabd1t1es. They will be held in Atlanta next summer two weeks after the 1996 Summer Olympics are completed in that city. --photo by Kent Propst '

f.LU9.r..a.LP.U~ 1<~ mainder of her career with the Lady Bobcats. "I think that we definitely have the potential and desire to make it Jo nationals." With a 17th place · ranking and a 19-4 record so far this season, Parker and the rest of the volleyball team just migh.t be packing their bags and heading to California by the end of the season!

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SPIRIT WEEK '95 Dormitories fight it out in zany, br·ainy games By Andrea Tee It was a battle of the halls at Peru State College from Sept.2529. Spirit Week was under way as residents of Morgan Hall, Dezell Hall, The Centennial Complex and off -campus residents "other" competed against one another in various events t-ying to earn points for their halls. In order to participate in any of these events, one had to be a student and sign up for the event before 5p.m. the day preceding the event. At least one event was held each day involving a student from each hall. Mind you, these events aren't your typical competitive events, like a relay race, but strange and unusual events such as the Gastronomical Gas Contest. The winner of this contest was based on who could "burp" the loudest. Another event was entitled the Pudgy Bunny Contest. This event entailed putting marshmallows repeatedly, two at a time, into your mouth and reciting "Pudgy Bunny" until only one student could still say "Pudgy Bunny" understandably. Sara Anton, secondary special education and speech/drama major, who was a contestant of the Pudgy Bunny Contest commented,"! had a ball, but the hardest thing was trying to keep the marshmallows from slipping down your throat." "Spirit Week was designed to increase school spirit as well as student involvement while having all competition be in good fun," stated Heather Layson, CAB president. Now that the fun has ended, the scores have been tabulated and the results are iii. The activitfos:h61d and the winning halls are as follows: Monday, Sept.25 · Gastronomical Gas Contest - Delzell Quiz Bowl - Delzell Tuesday, Sept.26 Pie/Gum Contest - Complex Game Night - Complex Wednesday, Sept.27 "Blizzard of Bucks" - All but "other" received participation points. Thursday, Sept.28 Pudgy Bunny Contest - "other" Pep Rally/ Bonfire - participation points Friday, Sept.29 Girls Volleyball Game - participation points And the overall Spirit Week winning hall is .............. Delzell· by a nose.

photos top to bottom, left to right l. Students smile at the dance. 2. The Homecoming crowd shows PSC spirit. 3. Jesse Henderson scoops up money in the Blizzard of Bucks. 4. Students unravel toilet paper in the "Blizzard." 5. April Czaplewski is the queen. 6. Peru Players display winning float.

Homecoming '95 has a whole host of fun activities By Heather Joy Layson Homecoming was another success for Peru State College this year. The day started with alumni receptions; one at the museum and the other at the Student Center for senate alumni. After the receptions the alumni and other spectators began assembling to watch the parade while parade participants lined up. There were 69 entries in the parade with three categories to win. In the float category first place was given to Peru Players/MENC, second place to the Management Association and third place to Todd's Backhoe/ Margaret's Painting. First place for decorated vehicle was awarded to Phi Beta Lambda, second place to Campus Activities Board and third to the Accounting Association. Justin Cotton of Peru won the best kids in costume category. Roosevelt. Brown, Mike Mulvaney and Dr. James Pilkington were inducted into the Hall of Fame at 1 p.m. in the Oak Bowl. Kick off was at I :30 p.m. with an exhilarating game to follow. As second quarter came to a close, half-time began with a Band-o-Rama. Halftime was concluded with the Homecoming court and announcement of King Jacob Stallworth and Queen April Czaplewski. The game resumed with an exciting third and fourth quarter which came to an exasperating finish when the Bobcats tied Hastings 23-23. After the game Delzell Hall hosted a reception for all. This was not the end of the Homecoming festivities. Campus Activities Board (CAB) sponsored a dance in the Student Center until late that night. Those of whom who worked so hard to make Homecoming such a success are commended.

'Coffee House new to PSC Gives students something to do By Josh Whitney

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Those around campus who are in search of something to do in the evenings can find sanctuary in a new addition to the Student Center, the Coffee House. The Coffee House is a non-profit place for good, clean fun located behind the steps of the Student Center on the lower level. The Coffee House started out as an idea formulated by Barb Lewellen, Student Programs Director, and Heather Layson, CAB president and Student Senate vice president. It was created to give students some place to go in the evenings where they could see entertainment that was suited to their tastes. On Monday and Wednesday nights Dr. Bill Clemente, associate professor of English, shows movies. On Mondays the movies are in a popular vein. Such classics as 'Animal House' with John Bellushi have been seen. Wednesday nights are reserved for cinema classics, both old and foreign. Clemente makes a strong effort to create a theatre-like atmosphere. The movies are blown up to larger-than-

big-screen TV proportions without losing any clarity. The Coffee House offers free popcorn, and various coffees and candies for 25 cents. Clemente has obtained funds from CAB to order movies and welcomes suggestions. '"What I am going to show comes from the suggestions of students," he said. Tuesday and Thursday nights are open to anything. Comedians and singer-songwriters have already graced the stage. Poetry readings, karaoke and amateur nights are also being done. Agame named Peru Hollywood Squares with questions coming from students and the squares filled with RAs, staff and faculty is in the works, along with a possible cross-dress bikini contest. The committee for the Coffee House is headed by Chairperson Andre Agee, who has put forth a lot of time and effort towards making it a success. Reactions have been overwhelmingly positive. The attendance has been slowly building, and everyone remains optimistic for future turnouts.

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This sponsored by the Campus Activities Board (CAB), is one of many that CAB is planning to be Id in the new addition to the Student Center. -photo by Kent Propst ~nt,

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you know, the Campus ActiviBoard (CAB) has been working ·hard this semester. The last three •ks are no exception. !:le Coffee House has been open !, sometimes four nights a week :ring many different activities. On 12 the English Club held a poreading in the Coffee House. Oct. .;as an amateur night that brought many of the campuses talents. .ma Classics has been held here ry Monday and Wednesday nights : attendance fluctuating. ·ri teams signed up to participate !e Co-Ed Pool Tourney on Oct. 5. . ch out pool sharks- Peru has their ! comedian Pat McCardy enterl the students of Peru with his ,1 Oct. 3. What a FUNNY guy! .;necoming was a success on Sept. ~ffering the students an array of vities to occupy their time. Jirit Week had the campus in a ed co!I'petition from Sept. 25-29. ._contests included Big Jludgy my, Game Night, Quiz Bowl, the 3

Gastronomical Gas contest and Hall Decorating. Participation points were available at the bonfire, Blizzard of Bucks and the Lady Bobcats Volleyball game. Delzell won the Spirit Week Competition. The Coffee House rocked on Sept. 21 with the musical talents of Nathan Leach and Brandon Bender. Sept. 19 there was an Campus Organizational Fair. Fourteen organizations had informational booths in the Student Center. Sept. 18 the Creative Fun/Recreational committee from CAB held a pinata break in the Student Center. On Sept .14 this committee also had a Water balloon, Egg Toss and Toss Your Cookies contest. The winner of the cookie toss was Connie Burbee, and the winners of the balloon toss were· Stacy Lancaster and Connie Burbee. Congrats! ,.,. Once again Chuck Wake entertained the Coffee House, but this time he shared the stage with the one and only Scott Krichau on Sept. 12. There are many activities coming up so be sure to check the bulletin boar-Os around campus.

Student Senate would like towelcome its newest representatives Joe Sexton, Clayburn/Matthews and Victoria Anderson, Davidson/ Palmer. These two are a great asset to our organization, and we are confident they will do an excellent job! There are two more positions to be filled, so keep watching! Just a reminder that Student Senate meetings are open to one and all!


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Arthaud newly appointe•~, in PSC's Education Divisior By Amber N. Hypse


Come to college computer club By Dawn May

puterclub, he answered, 'The major- agement information systems, ity of students do not have access to showed highlights of activities from The organizational meeting of the e-mail. I want to help the students. the club at Wilmington College. The Peru State Computer Club was held E-mail is such a big .--·- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - . Sept. 28. Sharon Thompson, senior thing." computer science major, is the student Two immeaiate "You don't have to be a computer organizer, and Prqf. Mark Kesh is the projects for the club will faculty organizer. be to get all members an whiz to be in PSCC." Kesh was the advisor and organizer e-mail address and to - Sharon Thompson of a computer club at Wilmington start a home page for College, Wilmington, OH. When each member. asked. why he wanted to start a comKesh, assistant professor of man- proposed constitution was discussed by Wes Graham, senior computer science major. Nominations for PSCC officers were held and elections scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 10. Dan Vice, computer science major, spoke about access to the Internet and the World Wide Web. Angie Wilson discussed dues and other activities for the club. E-mail and its availability 1 was addressed by Bill Lockwood, - . " -• ,, 12 Sessions/$24 senior elementary education major. member interested in opening an Julie C;tton 2 months unlimited/$64 Any e-mail account can contact Mr. Mccaslin in his office, Room 102, 872-3245 612 5th St. Peru,NE Hoyt Science Building Professor Jack Hamilton stated that this club should shine. "Positive things can happen. We need to work to attract others. If it's fun, it will grow." "You don't have to be a computer whiz to be in PSCC," insists Thompson. The next meeting of the PSCC will be on Tuesday, Oct. 10, in Room 114 of T.J. Majors at 11 a.m. Meetings 'Z)~'jt)i!Jiu will be held every second and fourth Tuesday of the month. Anyone with ::t;''~?"iL635s an interest in computers is welcome.

Tamara Arthaud joined PSC's education division as the newly appointed assistant professor of education with the onset of the 95-96 school year. She is instructing special education courses and a psychology class in behavior management. Arthaud is originally from Jacksonville, MO, a small town of about 150 people. She earned her bachelor's degree in elementary and special education and received her masters degree in behavioral disorders from the University of Missouri in Columbia. After completing counseling and graduate hours from Southwest Missouri State in Springfield, she became a school psychological' examiner (the person who gives l.Q. tests). Arthaud is currently working on her Ph.D. in special education assessment at the University of Nebraska. Before coming to PSC, Arthaud taught for 15 years in public schools, ranging from primary to secondary education. She also taught graduate special education assessment at Northwest Missouri State in Maryville. When asked about her goals, Arthaud replied, "I hope to help prospective teachers understand the realities of education, but also I hope

TAMARA ARTHAUD to inspire them to see what they c do for other people." Addition::' she expressed her desire to bre down the barriers between reguf. education and special education· that " all children are considerec'.., belong." Arthaud continued by sa ing, "I believe our future depe~ upon quality education." Arthaud lives in Rockport, MO". is married to Gary Arthaud, who i~ superintendent in Rockport. She> the mother of three daughters: M! issa, Amy and Bobbi. Arthaud a' has two grandchildren. Arthaud's other interests inclUi running, an activity her whole fami enjoys, water activities such as wz· skiing and boating, and reading. S especially enjoys murder mysterit; Arthaud's office is located in Rov 210 ofT.J. Majors.




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Art Gallery hosts many shows Other gallery events include a PSC ered. Other Art Guild activities planned sttfdent show, which will be juried and Have you taken the opportunity to feature an entry fee award. The Ne- visits with area artists stop by the art gallery in the Fine Arts braska Art Teachers Association Un- as well as opportunities for students building lately? There are lots of ac~. dergraduate Art Exhibit is another to learn the business side of art, such tivities happening in the gallery as scheduled event which is open to all as dealing with galleries. Jones is enthusiastic about the hapNebraska college art students. It will well as in the Art Department. The gallery has a number of shows be juried by Dr. Leland Sherwood, a penings in the Art Department and in . the gallery. She says the response to scheduled throughout the year, in- retired PSC art professor. The Art Guild, which is a profes- the gallery has been good and encourcluding two senior shows. According to Peggy Jones, Art Guild faculty sional development organization for ages "anyone to come, enjoy and ask sponsor and Gallery Director, a senior students, is planning a field trip to questions." Gallery hours are Monexhibition is a requirement for all art Emporia State University in Kansas day-Thursday, 9:00-4:00, or an apmajors. Jones explained that senior for an art t!Jerapy exploration day. A pointment can be made by calling shows "essentially say that they can trip to the Nelson-Atkins Art Gallery Jones at 872-2275. in Kansas City is also being considgraduate and be practicing artists."

By Leigh Calfee

Marching Bobcats bigger than ever By Freedom .Robinson

'.!iARLES COWDEN, SEAN Shaughnessy and Troy Schroeder of 1e Power and Transportation class (ITE 127) measure the benefits f solar energy. -photo by Rob Evans

PSC' S Marching Bobcats are back. This year's band is bigger, louder, rowdier, and can be heard through the entire game. There are three Drum Majors: Sara Anton, junior special education/ speech/drama major, Jessica Damrow, sophomore biology/preOptometry major and Kristin Sandstede, sophmore pre-vet major. Together, they direct the band during pre-game, half-time, and cheers and

chants from the stands. They are under direction of Cheryl Fryer. One of the highlights of the Marching Bobcats is baton twirler Jami Boeck-Seffron, sophmore elementary education major. Jami bas twirled for 路 11 years and has instructed others for the past six years. In the last week of July Jami and her dance squad performed at Notre Dame University. They received first place and will travel to Milan, Italy to compete at nationals. Jami was last seen twirling fire during half-time of the Home-

coming game. The flag corp received new outfits this year, and the band's new uniforms will be in for concert band. For the game on Oct. 7 the band will be playing "Satisfaction," "I Can See Clearly Now," and "Motown Medley." Sandstede said the hardest part of band was "dealing with the pressure of putting a show together in three rehearsals." She went on to say that she enjoys being a Drum Major and realizes the stress comes with the territory.

TE students experiment Plummer 24-hour visitation may be ok ing and escort out their friends. For By Troy Moraine others it doesn't matter either way. "I ivith solar energy, electricity awarded CPA Delzell Hall Resident Director Phil just voted for it (24-hour visitation) 'Y Andrea Graff students to show the relationship be- scholarship Weldele recently turned in the proper because everyone else was," said industrial Technology students conucted a lab experiment the last week :1 September lo determine the feasi1Jity of using solar panels to produce '<3ctricity. The ITE 127 Power and Transportion class, taught by assistant prossor of industrial technology Rob ~ans, determined the measurement f voltage and current and the calcu'.tion of watts:A computer graph produced by the

tween the weather (sunny, cloudy, partly cloudy, overcast) and electricity production aided in the experiment. The students also compared the cost of solar panels to the conventional methods of electrical. production. "We found that solar energy at the present time is not a viable alternative to conventional methods of production of electricity," concluded Evans.

Andrew Plummer, a Peru' State College senior from Lincoln, has been awarded a $500 scholarship by the foundation of the Nebraska Society of Certified Public Accountants. Carol Ruck, assistant professor of business, nominates a PSC accounting student each year for the award. Her recommendation is based on academic achievement, leadership skills and involvement in campus activities. The recipient must be interested in a career as a CPA.

?SEA has value for the money 'Y Leigh Calfee

'.The first meeting of the Peru Stuent Education Association, a stucnt-run organization for education '.ajors, was held on Oct. 3. The guest peaker, Jackie Kelsay, K- l Z princi_;1 and athletic director from ohnson-Brock, spoke about student. !aching. Kelsay's talk is just one of 1e activities planned this year by 'SEA. Other possible activities inrude selling PSEA t-shirts, having a paghetti supper and holding mock 路terviews with area administrators. PSEA is affiliated with the Student .iucation Association of Nebraska nd the National Education Associa:on. Affiliation with .these organi~1ons allows PSEA members to en~y all the benefits of the groups exept voting privileges.

Dr. Dan Cox, associate prq[essor of education, says "one of the things I always recommend in my education classes is 'belonging to professional organizations." The benefits of belonging to PSEA include meeting other education majors as well as the opportunity to "network" or make contacts in the professional community. Another important reason to belong to PSEA is that members have $1 million worth of liability insurance to protect them any time they are working with school children. Because of this benefit, Dr. Cox says that PSEA membership is required this year for anyone involved in a field experience: PSEA members ~ee benefits as wen: Dusk Junker, vice-president of PSEA, commented, "It's.a good idea to belong to professional organiza-

tions in the area." President Jennifer Hurt added that belonging to PSEA is fun. 路PSEA has two other meetings, Nov. 9 and Dec. 7, scheduled for this semester. Dr. Cox encou.rages all education majors to pay the $20 membership fee and join as soon as possible.

forms in order for Delzell Hall to have 24 hour visitation on weekends. In order for Delzell to have 24-hour visitation, 90 percent of the hall had to vote. Nintey-five percent of Delzell did. The vote will give the hall 24 hour visitation Fridays and Saturdays. On Sunday thru Thursday the hours would be 9 a.m. till midnight. The hours for the hall now are 11 a.m. till midnight on Sunday thru Thursday, and 11 a.m. till 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday. For many students it is a hassle to get up at 2 in the mom-

sophomore Butch Endorf. Delzell had a good tum-out when 95 percent of the hall voted and 86 percent of the votes were for 24 hour visitation. There were three other choices: the hours right now, 24-hour visitation on Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. till midnight every other day, and 9 a.m. till 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday and 9 a.m. till midnight every other day. As of press time, there was no word on whether the proposal will pass;, students of Delzell must wait.

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Wow! Smart future teachers EIGHT PSC STUDENTS HAVE GAINED MEMBERSHIP in the national honor society Kappa Delta Pi, a national education honorary. Members are selected from college juniors and seniors whose academic rank is in the top 20 percent of their class and who plan to make their careers in the field of education. The Class of '95 initiates into the PSC chapter of Kappa Delta Pi include (from left) sponsor Frank Ferrante, Jennifer Anderson, Bobby Young, Erin Ginley, Joe Dunn, David Junker, Diana 路Ramer, Amy Bausch and Lara Coulter.

t Lady Bobcats take tourne} By Jennifer Froeschl The 15th ranked. Lady Bobcats walked away from the Nebraska Wesleyan Classic this past weekend with a first place finish. The Bobcats won two matches on Friday, claiming victories over Dakota State College (15-4, 15-12, 14-16, 15-11) and Baker (15-7, 15-3, 15-7). Heading into action on Saturday with a 2-0 record, the team beat a previously undefeated South Dakota Tech team (15-5, 15-0 15-4). To clinch the championship title, Peru State defeated Coe College of Cedar Rapids, IA, (15-4, 15-1, 15-2). Their record has escalated to 19-4, after going undefeated in their last 11 matches. Aside from their first place finish, setter Stacy Fitch and middle hitters Kendra Cory and Jill Parker were selected to the all-tournament team. ·Peru State was the only team to have three members selected. An additional award went to Parker who was named most valuable player of the tournament. - "We worked together and kept the intensity up even though we had several tough matches previous to the tournament," commented Fitch who led the team defensively with 24 digs in Friday's match against Dakota State College. The Bobcats have faced some tough

SETIER STACY FITCH, #8, BLOCKS a spike from a Dordt College opponent during the game held Wednesday, Oct. 4. The Lady 'Cots downed the Lady Defenders in four sets. -photo by Chris Raabe

competition lately. On Sept. 29, the faced NCAA Division II Washbm University, winning in four sets (!~ 5, 5-15, 15-10, 15-13). After losili the second set, outside hitter Trar Cochran came through with si straight serves to win the third se The team fell behind early in ti, fourth game, but rallied back to a 1\ 6 lead before sailing to the victor "We played exceptionally well o Saturday, beating South Dakota Tee: who also had a record of 2-0 goir into the match," said Coach Ji! Callender. The entire match laste only 43 minutes. Another big game in the Al Wheel1 Activity Center took place on Oct when the Lady Bobcats faced a toug squad from Dordt College of Sio" Center, IA. The Bobcats lost to 18! ranked Dordt in the.first set (14-h but walked all over the Lady Defenc ers in the next three sets (15-10, 1 . 7, 15-11). Other victories during Peru State winning streak included Benedictit of Atchison, KS, Dana, Mid Ameri( Nazerene of Olathe, KS, and Mou. Marty of Yankton, SD. In these fo1 matches the ladies defeated the cha lengers without losing a set. The Bobcats will attempt to ket their winning streak alive this wee, end when they travel to Baldwin, Kfor the Baker Invitational.

Jill Parker plays key role in, success of Lady Bobcat Volleybal By Jennifer Froeschl A familiar face on the volleyball court this season is senior middle hitter, Jill Parker. Towering at the net at a height of 6-4", Parker enters her fourth year as a starter for the Lady Bobcats. During the past four years Parker has played in 173 matches for the Bobcats and has only experienced two home court losses. Last year, she contributed strongly to the team being undefeated at home and, with only one regular season home game left this season, they could be headed in that same direction. "Jill is probably one of the greatest players to have ever played for

Peru State. She has definitely already left her mark as a premier player in the NAIA," commented Jim Callender who has been Parker's coach throughout her career at PSC. Parker, a native of Auburn, graduated from Auburn High School in 1992. While in high school, she was an outstanding athlete, participating in volleyball, basketball and track. She received numerous awards including all-state volleyball honorable mention in her sophomore, junior and senior years. In the fall of 1992, Parker brought these talents to the Campus of a Thousand Oaks and joined the Lady Bobcat volleyball team. She also

More single day activities expected as fall intramurals fly in,to action By Matt Uher We are two months into school, and JJ1:tramurals are in full swing. One project the intramural department is doing is the relocation of the Intramural Director's office. "Barb - Lewellen, CAB director, and Dr. Bums, President of PSC, noticed that intramurals needed to be visible to the students and that is why I'm moving my office to the Student Center," commented David Teske, new Intramural Director. Teske hoped that he would be moved by the end of the month. ''The office will be easier to find, and I hope the office near the cafeteria will bring more feedback from the students," stated Teske.

Teske also said that he would appreciate more input from the students concerning activities involving intramurals. "I'm trying to get a feel for what tile students want," explained Teske. He is looking to add more single day activities like ping-pong, card, and eight-ball tournaments. Flag football is half-way through the schedule (standings were unavailable). The championship game for flag football will be held in the Oak Bowl on Oct. 24. "I hope moving the game to the Oak Bowl will be more exciting for the participants and spectators," said Teske. Upcoming programs include Punt, Pass & Kick (Oct. 14) and Ultimate Frisbee (signup Oct. 30-Nov. 6).

Parker's net play. "It was always nice to know Jill was on my side of the net. Her net play is extremely dorninationg and intimidating," said Graff. Aside from these accomplishments, Parker has received many other awards. Most recently, she was named Most Valuable Player of the Nebraska Wesleyan Classic and Midwest Region Player of the Week. She has also been named pre-season all-American for the past two years and was part of the 1993 Lady Bobcat team that quali~ fled for the national tournament in San Diego, CA. When asked ifthere is one accomplishment that she is

played on the basketball team for two years. While persuing a degree in secondary education in the field of mathematics, Parker has played a big role in the success of the volleyball program. "I believe that the main keys to success are hard work and intensity," Parker said. This hard work and intensity has definitely paid off for Parker. "Every time she plays, she gets closer to reaching a new mark on the record charts," commented Callender. Last year Parker led the team in hitting with 386 kills. This year she has already pounded 195 kills with a .464 attack percentage. Parker has recorded a career of 1,450 kills, placing her third on Peru's individual career record list for kills. Defensively, she is sitting in third place for her individual record of blocks with 369 solo blocks and 182 assisted blocks. Andrea Graff, a former Bobcat teammate of Parker's, also commented on

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their games. But of course, at a game at the Co1 her.}?utt, No gender bias here! 1 plex Field.s there are no bathroor_ 1'.rown upon all~xecutives equally. little seating, and no. concessi~ <,'The.fact that_Colorad.o has a ~earn stands serving cold hot dogs. Po< tober is upon us. J~ludicrousanyway. Whywouldany: baU does have all of the afore mt. _. eyers is coming out with a nev.; Hal- . one w~t to play playoff games in the .- tioned.. I c~n live. with~ut a sri:I( loy;eenmcivie,colleg-efootballts~ . snow~~iice of.the Colorado? .I portable cubicle to pooh in and w1 i}lg'slJ"cing; and the l~as¢\>a)l p!ayoff's •-· /~tleSs no 'one thought the Ro~kies a seat on the hill. I don't ne~ a co are,:iq fUUswing:' ·A(leastthatisthC'·.· ·would actually make it to the post hot dog, either. I'm not asking f. iiJrilo/:<.'.fhe otily games l~aw'in·theJ season.. < •. ·.-·-· ' .•.. -• . ' much, just a small vehicle that Cl fl.l'Sfr{)und weretqe Rockies·gllffieS, -~.• >Coor5 Field does have an under- pull a ?rag around the infield .. Car oh, and the Manners because .their /ground heating system. The Rockies the maintenance crew depart wnh 01 series went five games. i - ._ .. have underground heating, but Peru of those precious little John Dec Nike Reebok moroni.c reason; which State baseball .and softball don't have tractors that are sitting unused in th onlytheexecutivesol'ABCknow;!btl something to drag their fields with. building. Peru metropolitan area received only ;Itisastrangeworld in which we live, Don't get me wrong. I am ah~ I the Rockies and Braves for the first indeed. PSC sports fan, even football. M: Athletic equipment and apparel for all three games of the series. For those . In this world, I pay an activity fee King Jacob Stallworth reign as a fc of yo11 who are not familiar with the for my admission into athletic events. . but feared ruler. Can I be knighteL your sporting needs PenfmetropoHtan. area, it inC!ude_s -- And yet, I have to pay five bucks to: And my congratulations go out Omaha, Lincoln, Humboldt, arid, I · a home game in Nebraska City. the Seattle Mariners. I am glad yi 27 4-5236 Come in anci see our new custom guess, Denver. That is the only rea- Hey, guess what, it only cost me one beat those convicts from New Y~r soningfor Peru being in the Ro.ckies dollar to get into the game at Crete. The game is still as exciting as e\7.. 826 Central Ave. embroidering machine. Get 15 % off fan region. . ·. ·.• Is thisAppl~jackgame in the stude~t An~ for those of you who are be Au,~ur.p., NE. embroidering with student ID Hmrrtm..._All these Husker fans fan's best interest? Is the. game m cottmg the game of baseball, you 11: _.:~.,;,;7. ,(:.·'l,~f'r;~·1;'\~·1:'~•';'~"'(>;'~:·;·;.!i•t\~;t.:i=====~·='=iiiiiiiiiiiii5ii=t.=i5il!l5i55:!1,,~i<~~~st~,~~~'~'\~~"~it4\~1~~~~\~~:$~in,~R~i~~~Ml~er~,~~~1'~Jan'!,\ .:ff*:~ ~fas"ing out on true great?e!


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for PSC Hall of Fame Rewrite by Matt Uher

HERE WAS NO DISAPPOINTMENT at homecoming despite the fact that the game ended in a e. Seren Humborg (#22) takes a handoff and tries to penetrate the Mustang defensive line. -photo by Chris Raabe

Drake University. Roosevelt Brown was a record-setting NAIA All-American during his football playing days at Peru State College from 1977-80. Brown caught 31 touchdown passes and gained nearly 2,500 receiving yards during his playing career at PSC. His senior season was his best when he caught 19 touchdown passes and earned firstteam NAIA Division II All-American honors. Brown is a teacher and coach in Casper, WY and co-chair of the Physical Education department at Natrona County Higtr-Scpool. He officiates NCAA Division I and II basketball games. Mike Mulvaney was a two star athlete for PSC on the track and on the football field before graduating from Peru State in 1971. Mulvaney broke the Peru State discus record in his first meet as a freshman, and went 0.11 to break his own record five more times. He won or placed in discus competition at such prestigious meets as the Drake, Howard Wood, Kansas, and Arkansas Relays. He never finished lower than fifth place at the NAIA national meet. Mulvaney was a fouryear letter winner on the gridiron. He was team captain and most valuable player during his senior year. Mulvaney is Administrative Support Services Manager at the Beatrice State Development Center, where he has worked for the past 24 years.

The Peru State Hall of Fame accepted three new members prior to the start of the Homecoming game against Hastings College. The inductees included two standout athletes and a highly successful coach. Dr. James Pilkington of Warrensburg, MO (coach), Roosevelt Brown of Casper, WY (player), and Mike Mulvaney of Beatrice (player). "Induction into our Athletic Hall of Fame is a special recognition of excellence for our alumni and fonner staff members," stated Dr. Burns. ''The membership list is a real honor roll of talent and dedication, and these new members will continue that tradition," commented Burns. Dr. James Pilkington, now a Professor of Physical Education at Central Missouri State University, served on the PSC faculty and coaching staff from 1962-69. Pilkington was an assistant football coach, assistant track coach, and head cross country coach. Most of his success was seen in his cross country teams. Pilkington's squads posted Top 10 finishes in the NAIA national meets six times, including a third place in 1965. His teams were 144-6 at home, and the 1965 squad was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1990. Pilkington has many other honors including being inducted into four different halls of fame, one being his alma mater,

Jobcats sister on Homecoming, lose two of three 1

Chris Raabe

1.fter two straight victories to start the 1995 campaign. the Bobcat 'tball team has struggled. Injuries i lack of offensive execution have :n major contributors. The PSC dders have failed to win in their t four games. nedictine 27 Peru 17 Last Saturday, the Benedictine vens paid a visit to the Oak Bowl, tting their undefeated record on the c. The Bobcats battled back from ,7-0 deficit, only to fall 27-17. itfter 17 first quarter points by the lvcns, Peru State struck back on a 1~ yard scoring strike from Jamie nson to Shane McGooden. Jeff Jrgan split the uprights with a 20•d field goal late in the half to pull ; Bobcats within a touchdown at the if.

-:;tinson found McGooden in the zone on a four-yard pass, early fue third period, to knot the game 1 17-17. But that would be all that .;'Cats could do offensively. 'he Benedictine defense stiffened, )lie the offense got rolling. Tony lmentere rumbled to pay dirt from ,,;e yards out to break the tie. medictine kicked a 24-yard field al to round out all scoring on the °;t play of the fourth quarter. The Bobcats showed promise by ining back from an early 17 point heir, but the inability to run the ~tball hurt. The Bobcats could on! y ,:.<iage 71 rushing yards on 34 car~

s. 'tu 23 Hastines 23 1he defense came up big when they l.,to, but a little luck proved to be !'h~Ip PSC needed in a Homecom~ tie with nationally ranked stings College. Hastings had one ?I chance to break the tie, but the

Bronco place-kicker shanked a chip shot field goal on the game's final play. The teams were deadlocked at zero until the second quarter. Stinson took advantage of a blown coverage and hit McGooden for a 65-yard touchdown pass to take a 6-0 lead. The Broncos answered immediately with a 25-yard scoring strike on fourth down and long. Morgan nailed a 27-yard field goal to put PSC ahead 9-7, but Hastings answered the call once more. With 22 seconds left in the first ha]f, Tom Steer !farted in from six yards out. The Broncos added a two-point conversion to take a 15-9 lead into the half. The Bobcats scored on their first possession of the second half, when Sunny Lofton caught a five-yard aerial from Stinson. Again, the lead would not hold. Bronco running back Sam Meyers bolted into the end zone on a two-yard run to give Hastings a 23-16 lead. Peru State wasted no time, driving down to the Hastings five yard line on their next possession. Rick Olsen took a hand-off and pounded his way to the goal line for the score. Morgan's PAT knotted the game at 23-23. In the fourth quarter, Jacob Stallworth thwarted a Hastings attempt to score, when he picked off a Bronco pass inside the Peru State ten yard line. Poor offensive execution and the inability of the Bobcats to stop the run set the stage for a short Bronco field goal attempt, but the kick was wide left, and the game ended a tie. McGooden and Lofton were over the 100-yard receiving mark with 107 and 101 yards, respectively. Nick Maher led the defense with 18 tackles.

DESPITE THE POWER IMBALANCE, Peru State was able to keep pace with the Chadron State Eagles. Quarterback Jamie Stinson (# 19) looks for someone to help get the Bobcats into the end zone, but PSC's efforts were to no avail. --photo by Chris Raabe Chadron State 20 Peru 0 Peru State traveled to Beatrice for a tussle with Chadron State. The Bobcats trailed 3-0 after the first half of play. E.ven though Chadron State rolled up 412 yards of total offense,

the Eagles only got into the end zone twice. The first touchdown came on a two yard run in the third quarter. Chadron defensive back Gilbert Diaz picked off a fourth quarter Stinson pass and ,,'1'

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took it back 35 yards to drive the final nail into the Bobcat's coffin. \ The Bobc?ts have tomorrow off, before-travelmg to Westmar, lA next week. The Bobcats final home game is Oct. 28 against Iowa Wesleyan. '






Squirrel files harassment charges


Musafa, said that his client h~ , ceived unwanted words from his Bo Sally Joe Squirrel. "My client v. harassed on a consistent basis in 1 gards to the size of his nuts and he often he gathers them," said Musa An investigation is pending due prior charges of unwanted escortir

Peru, NE-An unidentified squirrel has filed harassment charges against his boss at Sally Joe Squirrel's Acom Palace, a popular squirrel hangout and escort service, in Nemaha County court. This is the third harassment charge filed by a squirrel this year. Animal county attorney, John



Mike Watt and his b.and ·found not guilty By Parry Docksile

asleep on a speaker while her boyfriend recited every word of every In a time where celebrity equals su- song, even the instrumentals. This premacy, Mike Watt breaks all molds girl must have either recently had a by showing he's an everyday guy- lobotomy or was deaf. Then again, if or at least the supreme everyday guy. your boyfriend is more infatuated On September 26, Mike Watt and his with Mike Watt than he is you, I'd band thrilled the crowd at the Ranch sleep, too. Bowl with their off-off-beat punk The saving grace on the E-Bola like rock stylings. "His band" consisted minor infestation front was one redof guitar god Nels Cline and two headed beauty who we didn't notice drummers. It wasn'tjust loud; it was standing by us until most of the way little brother screaming 'cause he just through the show. In fact, I didn't got his arm sawed off by a mass mur- , notice her until I saw Nels was playderer commie stalker loud. ing the guitar with an egg wisp. Then Watt played several songs off his Blam-o! Watt fell to the background. Watt was an impressive celebrity solo-debut, "Ball Hog or Tugboat?," played some songs I'd never heard, though. Not only did he play nonwent into the bar and got a shot of stop for an hour and a half, he also bourbon (he said), and then finished sold some T-Shirts out of his white with a song called "Piss-Bottle Man" Ford van afterwards: talking to the (Your explanation here). kids, tellin' jokes, and rakin_g in about If there's one thing about the Ranch Bowl I respect, it's the differing beer prices from the pub to the club. Since beer was cheaper where the music wasn't, friend Dan and I ventured into the pub in anticipation for Watt. The AL~ RIGHT, STVOEIJT'S! bartender was friendly and the beer W\-\0 IS 60hJG. 'TO was cold (Pub: three beers out of a VOl.V~~clt. -ro LEAO five-beer scale). We then went into TOOA~'S VOWi.JTARY, the minor infested club and had two ~\-1.£0 PQA~ER! more beers at almost twice the price. "$4,25! Eek!" I said to friend Dan. "We'll see if the opening band sucks and maybe go back into the pub," he said. Believe me, at $4.25 for two beers, it wasn't going to take a lot for this band to suck. The opening band called themselves Six Finger Satellite. We saw the lead . singer with one of those guitar/keyboards. We V lined back to the pub. We talked ahout quite a few things in the pub, and almost saw a guy bowl a 300 game on ESPN. The one thing that came to the forefront was how we've been brainwashed by brew companies. When we have to ditch a concert to get cheaper beer, I think our priorities need re-evaluation. Six Finger we Suck finally got off stage, and Watt set up for his show. This same guy, who toured earlier in the year with a backup band consisting of Eddie Vedder and Dave Groh!, OE.AQ. l.OQ.O, ~T vs was setting up his own equipment. PQA'j ™A\ SC04i0A~ Watt's bass case was pretty straight ~ S'IJl'Qa.\E: COVQ.T forward black with an "American Sex Wll.1. IJOt" QL PAt~O Machine" sticker and his last name \JIT\i RIG.M.T~WltJG C~, ANQTl<.~T 'n-1£ spray pained in stencil forin on the SIOPAtlA'TloN ~ CM~ac\.I case. Do you really think that's nec11.~0 ~ Wl\.I. Olo.ICC. essary? Watt was also donned in blue A6AIN 6f. UPHEl.O, P.wo "!\\At l.ll'- CA.J Levis, a blue flannel shirt, Converse ~T"T"t l'U8\.IC All-Stars, and naturally, his wallet in ScM.OOLS OV"C OF his back pocket .. T"E. RE.LIGlOoJ l!IJS1"1ES:S A>l'D 8Ac.t: Needless to say, Watt gave an enTO EQVC.AT\C>o..J. joyable show. There was one hippieti.Me.l..l. chick in the front row who almost fell

$300 to $400 bucks. Think Uncle Bill's gonna see any of that? He was, in my opinion, a good role model, and I'll bet my socks that even if he did kill his ex-wife and her friend, he'd still be a celebrity. Watt would probably be spending the rest of his life in jail, but he would be the biggest celebrity in his cell block. However, if Watt somehow was acquitted of his crime, I think he would have enough brains not to throw an all-out drink to you, puke bash in his kidney shaped pool, and invite someone who looks like Andre Agassi to get pissed with as soon as he got out. Plus, I believe Watt is beyond trying to find killers and take the law into his own .hands. We call that a vigilante, and for a guy who just got off a murder rap, I think getting in the way of police work would not be a _good

call, especially with Mark Furmantypes living in Northern Idaho. And what's that all about? This wasn't the trial of the century because of the case; it was a trial that created a recluse, a fool, an egomaniac, a sensitive-social type, a rotting old man, a man with no dignity left for his family, and Naked Gun 4.75. We'll play Match Game later. Not that Mike Watt should be concerned with Nazi-loving, crack hunting, hate mongers like the LAPDs phoney crime-scene-looking, evidence fakers. However, he should watch the IRS for that tax thing. Needless to say, Mike Watt and his band were much· more enjoyable than watching our dehumanizing justice system. See it sometime (Watt's show, not the justice thing).

. . . . LIBRA (S. 23-0. 23) Take upon yourself to commit ffll this month. Any fonn will <' This can range from credit d ,_.___~,.. fraud to sending your next de neighbor 8 CDs for a penny, maybe t1: Phish CD, because it's nice to do thin for others. · SCORPIO (0. 24-N. 21) ~ matter what happens to you tf. month, please, keep somethi; in the back of your mind to h' you get through the day. You not a fish! If you were, you might..J just can't talk about it. SAGITfARIUS (N. 22-D. Z This is really going to be a tr.:. sitional month for you. Fi11 you will lose everything )'• have. You'll be depressed ai smoke three packs a day, but then, it'll j1: be a big misunderstanding! A jok Right! Sorry? Then you'll shoot tt. funny guy and go to jail. Then you'll co1 full circle by being shot by a fish. (Do: make any long-range plans) CAPRICORN (D. 22-J. You will run into a celebri' this month. Make sure your i' surance is up to date. Oh, ai !-_,_.,, check on your father. H, been fishing too much lately. It's odd. AQUARIUS (J. 20- F. l Emulate someone this mont It will do you a lot of good ai make you new friends. May< just a suggestion, you can em late OJ. Simpson and help him find 1; person(s) who killed his ex-wife and Re Goldman. That's his new goal in life ~' know. Something fishy? 1 - ......PISCES (F.19-M. 20) Bewp oh great sign of Lent; a !of people are going to put :[,: down because your sign 11· !111111..._<lllilllJ' stupid fish. "What's your~j mean?" they'll scoff. Little do they k ·· Pisces is significant for having no sig, cance whatsoever. Just screw with t; head. Stupid other Zodiac sign peopl< don't need them anyway. ARIES (M. 21-A. 19) 1 words: bowel moveme1· You're gonna have proble" , due to the third moon of Ju,. ter being in the house of Ma (Thought I was going to say Uranus, did• you?). All I know is your bowel mov1 ments are your business, but if I were a. Aries, I would definitely look into sor.c over the counter products to help if ne1 essary. Cracklin' Oat Bran, Taco Bell al! fish work wonders. · TAURUS (A. 20-M. 2( Here's how you make a qui<• ' $50 this month (notthat quic>:: Carry around with you, in'· , ._.._ baggie, two guppies when ya go to parties (make sure water is in tt 1bag too). When no one is looking, ta:. the baggie out of your pocket and set on the counter. Say, "Hey, whose fist; Bet everyone ten bucks you will swallo' them both and then shotgun a beer as chaser. Caution: Don't drink too mu( after you've swallowed two live fish. GEMINI (M.21-J.21) Com. how many trophy fish you sel this month in this county. Ne~ month, the number you fou · .,__._,___,. will be your lucky numbc.' alleye do not count. CANCER (J. 22-Jy. 22) Nov, ,. ~ I ~on't know if this is legal ' Jo ~ this state or not, but go to a p1: store and get two fighting fal! If Then, invite your friends ovc and bet on which one will survive. Po some com and charge a cover. Better th?· Tyson pay-per-view! LEO (Jy. 23-Au. 22) Don't gc into a relationship this montt· don't even date! Unless yous at home and watch "A Fir '!---'....."" Called Wanda" because that' a pretty good flick with that one guy in ii VIRGO (Au. 23-S. 22) Ok, can't stand it any longer. You'r a year older now. You need , find some direction or a carec -1.--.Jlll.• move. Next thing you knov you're gonna be selling fish wholesale fc some guy named Pete who smells wors than you will. Do you really want to smc




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Vol. 73 Issue 3

Choir shows off its stuff page 9

November 3, 1995

:Student attacked, campus takes action By Amy Bremers

Afemale PSC student was attacked at and Oregon in downtown Peru approximately 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 18. The stbdent was· walking alone when an unknown man, about six feet · tall and wearing a white shirt, grabbed her and pushed her to the pavement. She managed to get up and ran to a friend's house neru:Jly. The two reported the incident to Les Stonebarger, sergeant of PSC's security, and he then called the Nemaha County Sheriffs Department. Keith Helms, deputy on duty that night, came out to Peru to investigate the downtown area.

So far, the Sheriffs Department has Spangler, one of PSC's electricians, no leads, but is still investigating. walked around campus to detennine According to Helms, no more as- dark spots and plan for the addition saults have happened since this inci- of more lights. dent, and none "have happened be- · Since the idea of self defense and

The course Shelton leads is a SHARP program which stands for Sexual Harrassment Assault Rape Prevention. Designed by Bruce Siddle, president of Pressure Point Control Tacmqst important you can do for tics (PPCT), Inc. and the American Tai Kwando Association (ATA), the your to course teaches about prevention psychology, sexual harrassment and John sexual assault counter-measures. 111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111 ---------------The area Shelton talked about on fore (in Peru) that have been reported safety was already in students' minds, Oct. 30 was prevention psychology. to this office." Genelle Czirr, sophomore unde~ This includes being prepared for an . In response to the repoJ1ed attack, clared/pre-mortuary science major, assaultin advance and learning things .several people on campus have invited Officer John Shelton otthe to do verbally to make a person not started taking action toward increased Nebraska State Patrol in Lincoln to as much a victim. According to Shelton, the difference safety and defensive thinking. For come talk to students about self debetween life and death is a person's example, both Stonebarger and Tim fense tactics on Monday, Oct. 30.


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reaction time.. Reaction time includes knowing where a phone is and knowing where a place with a lot of people is no matter where you might be, locking your car door when you get in it and wearing clothing that will allow you to move quickly if needed. Shelton emphasized that "The most important thing you can do for your safety is to think ahead." This means "deciding how you're going to act before anything happens to you." Czirr stated that although she wished more people had come, she thought that "those who did come came out with more knowledge about preventing getting into situations in which danger could occur" than they came in with.

Student escorts may be partial -solution By Jodie Hardy

Even before the. assault of a female PSC student, according to a memorandu:lli\wd;§&;U.ed by Dr. Daryl! .• Herseffil&fl.·vice president for student affairs, rumors have spread on campus that there have been many other reports of incidents, but Hersemann assures students these are false accusiitions in the memo .. To counteract this problem there are two surveys to arouse the student body's interest. The first is with the Student Senate and Dr. Kelley Assmusen, assistant professor or human services. The survey is to see if the student body has an active interest in a safety walk. The walk would involve campus security walking with Jammin' Jazz Band students. from the complex down to MEMBERS OF THE DANNY JACKSON TRIO, a jazz group from Topeka, KS, perform ot Peru State the main· campus and around it. ,\College along with PSC's ke Blue Jazz Band during i\_iloon performance on Oct. 17. They later Along the way security would point out the danger·spots students would · presented a jazz improvisation clinic to jazz music lovers on campus. -photo by_Genelle Czirr

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.·S,ophomores a,re not only students affected By Robin

L. Payton

by portfolios

will decide what work is included in advisor, they may want to change gram. The new catalog, next fall, will the portfolios; students have no input advisors prior to the evaluation. include an explanation, as well. If you are a freshman or first-semes- in this program, unlike the Senior Students }VhO retake classes will Although some sort of evaluation ter sophomore, you will probably be Portfolio Program used in the English have an example from the retake program is necessary to continue ac· part of a new program at PSC called Department. Instructors may ·choose alongside the first take example.. Be- creditation and the plan must be in the Sophomore Portfolio Pilot Pro- papers written for the class, or they cause the purpose of the portfolio is place by the year 2002, there was no . *1'am. The pilot accomplishes three may have special assignments or es- to show progress, a better example requirement to disallow student input ~4'rimary goals for PSC: providing the says which they plan to use specifi- from the second class would show im- toward the portfolios. This plan, with student with an early .evaluation of cally for the program. provement of the skill being evalu- no student input; was chosen by fac, academic progress, p r o . . : · - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ated. Any course the student chooses ulty and administration three years ' viding the faculty with an and has slowly been moving toIt is. possible that students of to take within the first three semes- ago . ongoing evaluation of ters at PSC, if it is pait of the general ward completion. It is already concurriculums will some day studies program, will be included in sidered permanent and may be in use ; coursework and instruc; tion methods,. and con- have portfolios kept of their the portfolio. Therefore, students can as early as next semester. ;tinuing the· accreditation There is some discussion among only prevent a course from being inof PSC. A poor portfolio work from the first assignment cluded by not taking that class in the faculty of combining both portfolios, . may. prevent a student they complete at PSC until the first three semesters. However, there Sophomore and Senior, in the English from becoming a junior, may be a requirement to force stu- Department. It is likely that the comlast assignment they finish be- dents or force the sophomore to to take a certain number of gen- bination will occur, but it is uncertain take remedial courses to fore graduating. eral studies courses within those first whether student input in the senior · improve basic skills bethree semesters .so that their portfo- portion of the portfolio will be . fore moving forward. dropped or kept. It is possible that Although the work examples inside lios can be evaluated. Inclusion in the program is manda- the portfolios will not be graded, each A short explanation of the program students of all curriculums will sometory for all students up to the second student's advisor lll)qariotherfaculty was included in freshman orientations day have portfolios kept of their work semester of the sophomore year. All member will evaluate the portfolio to this year and should be included in from the first assignment they com~ courses in the general studies program determine if the student's skills are all future orientation classes, but this plete at PSC until the last assignwill eventually be included in the pi- progressing appropriately. If a stu- is currently the only method by which ment they finish before graduating. lot. Instructors of the various classes dent has a serious problem with their students are informed about the proFaculty members are conc_emed


want to avoid after dark. "I do think the safety walk is a good idea because it allows the students to become aware of the places of danger," stated Morgan Hall Student Sen.. ate Representative Anne-Marie Taylor. The other survey is about constructing a student escort service. The escort service is active at a lot of the larger universities in the area. Due to the recent problems it is also being considered· here at PSC. If made available to students, the escorts would have walkie-talkie's so that they could be in contact with campus security if they had a problem. The escorts would be able to walk people to the main campus from as far away as the complex. If there are any questions about any of this information Dr. Hersemann or any of the student senate representatives can be contacted.

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;~~~~fld,riClbl&Wol-dingtei reitiain· B:e-ca.reful! Peru· may e sma .. Js~IJ~S . . of;tl1e 'Times but not immune from crime :tt-lf~flJ~e: .'.It In this small town of Peru, life sometimes may seem idyllic. The town is quiet (except for perhaps Friday and Saturday nights at the Complex); the people are, generally speaking, friendly; and the two largest cities in Nebraska, Lincoln and Omaha, are each only an hour and a half away. In a town like Peru, people may tend to forget or disregard one important thing: their safety. Peru may seem like a town in which nothing bad can.happen. People leave .their clothes unattended at the laundromat, keep their doors unlocked and walk alone at night. Then something happens that forces us to open our eyes wider and realize the cold, hard, sadtruth that this seemingly safe place is not crime-free and maybe not even remotely so. Two weeks ago, a young woman walking alone at night in Peru was attacked. Forttinately, she was not seriously injured. But this incident raises the issue of security and safety in general. Peru might not be a New York City, and it might seem like just another little Midwestern town, but people can not take the size of this town for granted. First of all, because of the many different backgrounds and cultures PSC's students come from, Peru has much of the ethnic diversity of a large city. Many different morals and life-styles exist in Peru. More importantly, we need to realize that crime is everywhere. Whether lurking in the shade of tall Los Angeles buildings or hiding amidst Peru's corn fields, a criminal can be anywhere. People need to be on their guard at all times. · So, locally speaking, what can students do to be safe but still lead a fun life here in Peru? If you want to walk at night, walk with another ·person, or do it on the main part of campus. PSC's campus is better lit due to additional lights added last year, and even more will be added sometime this year. An even safer option is to walk at the Wheeler Center. With the weather getting colder, the Wheeler Center is a sensible place to exercise anyway. Or if you have to go somewhere alone at night, call someone who will know where you will be. A few years ago, PSC had·a kind of escort service that students could call if they needed a ride or a walk home. Whatever happened to that? K;eep your car doors locked when you park, maybe even while you drive. Keep your room or apartment doors locked. Don't let strangers in. if you must walk to your car alone at night, carry your keys in your fist with the correct key already chosen. Walk with purpose, not dawdling or being fearful. Check under the car and the back seat (or truck bed) before getting into the vehicle. Lock your doors once you are inside. Always, when walking at night, act confident. Be somewhat on guard and carry something in your hand that could be used as a weapon, such as keys, a roll of coins or pepper spray. If you suspect you're being followed, go immediately to a well-lit building or house and seek shelter with other people. Make a phone call. Do not hide in bushes or. other secluded and poorly lit places. If you feel that fearful, run to the tlearest help. · Maybe this all seems like common sense, but it may save your life sometime. Peru is a small town and is most always safe, but that doesn't mean it isn't immune from crime.

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,,~ .The Times is the official student newspaper of Peru State College, Peru, NE, 68421. The Times office is located in the college print shop in the Physical Plant Building, telephone (402). 872-2260, The Times is being published five times during the 1995 fall term by Peru State College Students. Opinions expressed may not necessarily be those of the entire editorial staff. The Times is printed 1zy Auburn Newspa-: pers, Auburn, NE. · The Times welcomes all letters to the editor. All letters to the editor, cartoons, articles, and so forth submitted to'The Times should be signed by the individual(s) submitting them and will be.published a:t the discretion of the staff. Letters to the editor should not exceed 250 words in length. 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


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Apathy is pathetic waste of college minds Dear Editor, Political and social apathy is spreading like wildfire across AmeriCa. As college students, we should begin to realize our responsibility to the future of this country and the world. There is no excuse for anyone (especially college students) to be unaware of political and social implications taking over America.and society as a whole. There is no legitimate excuse for lack of knowledge, apathy and general ignorance when it comes to our future. We know that it is difficult at times to be fully aware of all the issues going on in society. However, if everyone would take ten minutes a day to read the front page of a paper or watch the first ten minutes of a news show, and put this knowledge to use, we could make a difference. A note to remember: Once power has been placed, it is hard to retrieve it! Julie Wagner and Diane Durman

Dear Editor, We would like to bring to your attention the Peru Bobcat Marching Band. We would first like to say that we are impressed by·the size of the band, the way they look and the music they play. We must say that the band director, Ms. Cheryl Fryer, has definitely made a difference in the · band compared to two years ago. We also think the band shows a lot of spirit at the football games. However, we feel that the band members' chants are very disrespectful and tasteless, and also give Peru a bad name for itself. Don't get us wrong, we should support our athletes · but not by saying things about sex and beer. The parents at tbe football games seemed shocked at what the band members say. For some people who have no idea of what we are talking about, we would like to give you an example: "Give mean 'S;' give mean 'E;' give me an 'X;' what's that spell? ('SEX') What's that mean? ('SCORE, SCORE, SCORE')" That is just one of many chants that are very offensive to students and parents. We were very surprised that no authority has said anything about these so-called chants and done something to prevent them. We were also shocked to see our "pride" band director yell with her band these obscene chants. W1' are aware that nothing will probably be done about these chants, but we have spoken to let you know how we feel about the chants and how bad they really make all of you look. Signed, • A group of people who care about Peru's reputation

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"Joe Log.ic" is not smart to "Jolene" Dear Times Staff, I was very 'disappointed in an article in yourlastedition. The one I am talk-· ing about is "Joe Loglc" iri the Opinions section. Granted this is the opinions section; however, I feel that it could be done with some tact and professionalism. Statements like "What the hell!" and "There is an overabundance of lazy!@#@?" are unprofessional and could be replaced with more effective sayings. Also, I don't know where this person got their information from, but if people can actually find parking spots two .blocks from campus after 8:30 a.m: without the city issuing them a parking ticket, I encourage them to let the other 99% of the commuters in on their secret. And as far as buying a bus, where would we park it? Who would drive it? We'd have to buy a permit for that, too! Oh, and would tlie school be willing to pay gas ·. money to go to Belleyue and further? You are right - this isn't high school. . Most high school students have parking spots and enough intelligence to know how to use tact and act more professionally than the author of this article did. Sincerely, "Jolene Logic" · Diane Durman

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PSC catalogs are mini reflections of yesterday and today By Robin L. Payton If you want to see a miniature reflection of the world, read your PSC catalog. Better yet, go back and read catalogs from the past to find out what your parents did for fun, or what your great-great-grandparents considered important. At Peru, we are fortunate to have catalogs beginning from eight years after the establishment of the college, the State Normal School of Nebraska. The first catalog was published in 1874, at which time the school retained eight faculty members and 18 student teachers, most of whom were female. The fourth year class (seniors) included four students who had already finished courses such as morals and manners, botany and drawing, penmanship, Latin, bookkeeping, logic and solid geometry. No description of the courses was provided in the book, but it wouldn't be difficult to imagine that morals and manners might be similar to an ethics class today. Penmanship would have been much more important in a world without computers; can you imagine what "Johnny's" parents would have said if his teacher was unable to write legibly? No library existed at the school then. Students were encouraged to bring whatever bo9ks they possessed

to use as further references to the texts costs a student to attend this school that could be purchased in the village. for a single term, or for a.year. No The Normal School charged no tu- direct answer can be given to this ition, but had an entrance fee or ma- question, as much depends on the habtriculation fee of $5 per term - fall, its of the student. We have here given all the necessary items of expense, and winter or spring. In 1875 a "model" school program students intellectually qualified to was added to the curriculum to help enter the school can form their own estimates." (Italics added.) prospec~ive teachers practice their skills on real pupils: Today we have · In 1880, there were 152 female and practicums and student teaching to 124 male students at the school. Past

. "If I could paint a picture, and paint it in colors true, I would spend my time in work sublime, painting old Peru." - verse from a poem assist education majors. The 1876 catalog lists all school alumni by the year they graduated. The first alumni of the Normal School, the Class of 1870, were George Howard of Leipsic, Germany, and Annie (Moorehead) Joy of Sabetha, KS. The entire class of 1874 consisted of one person who had died by the time the catalog including his name was published -two years later. In 1878, dorm room rates went up from $5 to $7 per term for the best rooms. Also, this year's.catalog included the following statement: "We are sometimes asked how much it

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graduates· of both courses numbered 39. The average age of the student was slightly over 19 years. Forty counties and eight states were represented at the college. Although time marched on, no significant changes were noted by the college catalogs until 1889, when it became necessary to use a smaller font to accommodate more graduates and students. This catalog also noted that the school had been enlarged in 1885. The 1889 summary included 379 female and 193 male students, an average age of 19.5 and slightly lower room !'ltes for dorm housing than the previous year.

The 1894 catalog included pictures (an observatory and a fountain), added a summer school and established a military department. Total graduates had reached 89. Course descriptions were added in the 1898 catalog, along with explanations of the 12 possible courses of study and degrees available from those courses. A diploma fee of $5 was added. Dorm rates went up to $13 for the best rooms. And, as a sign of how times were changing, a note · was placed in the text requesting that alumni keep in touch with the school, at least by having their address on file with the college. From 1904-6, the Chapel and the (old) Gym, were built. The catalog included a poem by S. Y. Barton entitled "A Picture." The first verse reads, "If I could _paint a picture, and paint it in colors true, I would spend my time in work sublime, painting old Peru." Electricity and hot/cold water were added to Mount Vernon Hall, the dorc mitory for ladies. This catalog also mentions good railroad connections for travelling students. Student organizations included the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA), the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA), the Philomathean Literary Society, the Everett Literary Society, the Ciceronian _Debating Club (for

males), the Athenian Debating Club (for females) and the Athletic Association. This catalog also contains a picture of T. J. Majors standing in his corn field. Some of the stalks towered over his head more than three times his height; the whole field was half again as tall as he was. In many ways, this document was more like a gossip column than a guideline for students. It included personal information about several faculty members, graduates, administration and students. The language of the booklet was very informal, similar to many high school annuals or alumni newsletters, but very unlike our catalog today and the catalogs published before 1906. What will the students of tomorrow learn from us? Perhaps it wili be the importance of a college education, signified by the fact that we have programs to help more people get into college. Maybe they will find an ancient disease mentioned, AIDS, (hopefully) cured long in their past. Or they might wonder why sexual harassment was such a huge issue. Our catalog is more than three times the size of the 1874 volume. With computers to aid our writing and storage of documents, will the catalog of 2074contain three times the information of ours? Let's hope PSC is around to find out!

Brownville Cemetery has eye-opening history, elite membership By Amelia McAlexander A casual stroll through a quiet riverview cemetery may seem a mundane. activity for a crisp fall day. However, if you are armed with a little information and a sharp eye, the Brownville_. Cemetery can provide a unique glimpse at local history. The first cemetery .board was formed on Nov. 7, 1864, three years before Nebraska received statehood. Nine local men organized the board, with Luther Hoadley as the president. How long the graves were tended by a nameless group of guardians without the benefit of an official title, is unknown. It is known that the group was composed entirely of women. Women weren't given the right ro vote until l920, so it .was unlawful for them to form a board. Probably the women's husbands served legally in their .places. The town of Brownville was incorporated in 1854, and the old· est recorded date of death was for Mary J. Gilliatt,Aug. 23, i855. Many others were buried before this date,

but we can only speculate about who they were, or where they came from. These graves are thought to be those · of travelers or local residents whose families later drifted on. The oldest graves are unmarked or have.little of the original headstones intact. The most famous individual at the cemetery has earn~ his own page in Nebraska history. Robert Furnace, third elected governor in the state, lies in his family's large plot. In his lifetime he was not only a public official but a newspaper editor and organizer of the State Historical Society. Furnace promoted the first state fair, and two were held in Brownville, due to his constant support. He achieved the rank of U.S. Army Colonel, bestowed on him personally by P r e s . Abraham Lincoln. Later in life, Robert Furnace became an Indian Agent and captured the Indian Chief John Ross. The cemetery is constantly battling the effects of weather and erosion but recently has acquired a new threat .

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Vandals have demolished over 20 headstones in the last few years. The cemetery has chains over the dri v6ways, but unwelcome- intruders persist in destru.ction. Not only is the damage thoughtless, but most headstones are beyond repair. Lola Vice, treasuer of the cemetery board states, "We try to fix them if we can, but many are just too old to ever repair." The older marble markers are rather simple, but as the years progressed, the stones became more imaginative in design. A whole day could be spent studying .the work of

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McCrann refuses the By Amber N. Hypse As William Ellery Channing once said, "Every human being is intended to have a character of his own; to be what no other is, and to do what no other can do," so can be spoken of Dr. Anthony McCrann, associate professor of English at PSC. Many students attend their classes and listen to lectures, yet few students are aware of their professors' background; his or her historical being remains a mystery. Dr. McCrarin has experienced an extremely interesting life; he has journeyed to several fascinating places, and he has encountered various famous people along the way. Dr. McCrann was born in New York City. His father owned a restaurant near the Empire State Building in Midtown Manhattan. He was in the army for six years during which he was in a tank outfit in the National Guards; however, he was never in a tank. Dr. McCrann worked on Wallstreet for Merill Lynch, a New York stock exchange but left for a job in the advertising department at the New York Daily News, the biggest newspaper in the country. After working there for five years and taking night courses in English, he quit his job simply because it was "too easy." While in New York, Dr. McCrann became friends with Toots Shor, a man who owns a famous restaurant in the state; he lunched with Frank Costello, a man who was head of the Mafia at one

DR. ANTHONY McCRANN, ASSOCIATE professor of English at PSC, talks to his interviewer in his office, FA 215. McCrann has a very interesting history, including teaching English classes in Japan. -photo by Andrea Tee. time; played the piano for Bob Hope's wife; met Frank Gifford, former football star and Monday Night Football commentator; and while waiting to fly first class at the Kennedy Airport he spoke with Eddie Arnold, a country western singer who sang,"Make the World Go Away." After leaving New York, Dr. McCrann started school as a graduate student at the University of Oregon in Eugene. He became a semihippie, hung out with poets and received his first pair of blue jeans at the age of 30. He stayed in Oregon for seven years during which he taught at various colleges while earning his M.A, D.A, and Ph.D. While he was in Oregon, Dr. McCrann camped out with various poets includ-

ing the famous poet, Richard Hugo. He also talked to Leslie Fiedler, a literary critic. Dr. McCrann was then recruited to Daido University, an engineering college in Japan where he taught English courses in the city of Nagoya and at Nanzan University, a private liberal arts college. He stated, "Japan is fascinating." While in Japan, he enjoyed watching the sport of Sumo wrestling. During his five year stay, Dr. McCrann met and married his wife, Takako(which means "one who is kind to parents"). From Japan Dr. McCrann moved to. Illinois for five years where he was a temporary assistant professor at Illinois State College. While in Illinois, Dr. McCrann's son Eugene was born.

Finally, Dr. McCrann saw an ad in the paper for an opening in Peru, since he had "never been to South America before," he checked into it, thus he took the job at PSC. Throughout his various travels, Dr. McCrann agreed that there were some down sides; he had to leave the country for work, it was difficult to exist financially, he was away from his family and he hated flying. However, he does admit that overall, there were more up's than down's. Besides his career travels, Dr. McCrann enjoys and has made several "pilgrimages to literary places." One place ofliterary significance that perhaps has inspired him the most is Thoor Ballylee, a Norman tower in Ireland where the famous poet, Will-

iam Butler Yeats, lived. Dr. McCrann stated that it was a "beautiful place, I stumbled on it, I never thought I would find it." He continued to say that while he was there, his "imagination was on fire." Dr. McCrann said that he always had an "urge or image to go to a small college in the country somewhere and talk about books;" perhaps PSC is where he was destined all along. He commented that he's "already lived in big cities." 1-Ie proceeded in talking about PSC by saying that it is "nice, I've never lived in a small town before, I get to teach novel classes and poetry which in a large university would be restricted." Dr. McCrann especially enjoys debating ideas with his colleagues. He commented on one colleague in particular, Dr. Bill Clemente, associate professor of English, whose interesting mind reminded him of a quote that Frank O'Connor, a literary critic, once said about W.B. Yeats; he's "the only man I ever knew who could deduce a universal truth from two errors and the fallacy." Dr. McCrann quoted a few lines by Robert Frost, "Two roads diverged in a wood ...", He explained that in his life there was a "practical"path and a "secure" sidewalk (his job at the New York Daily News for example), he chose the "practical" alternative. As Frost's poem continues, "and I - I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference," perhaps the same can be spoken of Dr. McCrann.

Restoring old cars can turn iunkers into iewels By Josh Whitney As the old saying goes, 'one man's junk is another man's jewel'. Many people have found their jewel in old and discarded automobiles. We've all seen restored cars creep through parades, but the guys who really enjoy their cars are the ones who modernize them a bit. There are even several guys in this county who have taken outdated cars and updated them for driveabiiity and live by the Goodguy's Rod and Custom Association theme 'fun with cars'. Old cars can be found anywhere, but the raw resources are drawing slim as many of the cars that were once rotting beside a farmer's barn have been picked up. Or the ones that were sitting sheltered somewhere have been found and sold. They're CONTRARY TO. WHAT MANY THINK, just because a car is old does not mean it is a piece of junk. still out there though, you've just got Several people in Nemaha County hunt for these old a.nd classic cars to clean modernize and drive ·to know where to look. them. - photo by Josh Whitney. ' · "Going hunting for old cars isn't like it used to be," says local street RAISE $500 IN 5 DAYS - rodder Jim Brown. "You used to be GREEKS, GROUPS, CLUBS, able to take a cruise through the counMOTIVATED INDIVIDUALS. try and find several cars sitting in the FAST, EASY- NO FINANCIAL trees, in junkyards, behind buildings and it isn't that way anymore. If you OBLIGATIONS do find some good. starting material (800) 862-1982 EXT. 33 the owner thinks it's worth twice as . • much as it really is, but you can still BOWLING CENTER • • Art findsomegooddealsnowandagain." Late Night & Weekend Open Bowling Primarily these cars are at least • • twenty-five years old. To be a tech• Sept 25".'Nov 17 • nicalstreetrodone'scarmustbeolder IOC discount per game with student I.D. : Lydia Volski : than 1949. Customs or custom rods : 1 Patty Gallimore • lie primarily from 1935 to 1964 and • 'Nov 30:-Dec 22 _ : have more custom bodywork than • ·• • their street rod counterparts. Most of BEER • POOL TABLE • MIXED DRINKS • SNACKS




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prove appearance, performance and driveability. It is driveability that is most important. 'This car is a driver," says Terry Whitney of his 1941 Plymouth business coupe. "Bugs and rock chips are my trophies. This car has been to Oklahoma City, Colorado twice, the Black Hills and everywhere that I want to go." The main idea behind these cars is to drive them and enjoy them. There are many national events across the country specially for these vehicles. and those who drive their cars to the events as opposed to trailering them have a certain pride in their car. As Brown said "they put wheels on them so you can drive them, not so that they roll on andofftrailerseasier." In fact, this summer there was an event put on by Rod and Custom magazine in Lincoln called Arnericruise where the emphasis was to drive there. Street rods and customs crune from the furthest comers of the country. The event drew 2500 cars and was a fun success for all those involved. There are several street rods and customs in Nemaha county alone. One, a fifty-one Mercury owned by Dean Jodry has won awards at several events. Another, a thirty-seven chevy tudor is driven to work on a daily basis. This is a fun hobby which you can give some consideration to once you enter the "real world". Reproduction bodies as well as all the parts necessary to build a street rod can be had through specialized suppliers like Speedway Motors in Lincoln, so one doesn't necessarily have to scrounge the countryside. A car doesn't have to be expensive, just fun, so give the hobby a look and you'll never regret it.

1941, but was not accepted because he didn't have any college education. Fighter pilots are bold, immortal, Instead, he joined the RAF and transand theyfacetheirfearsheadon. Fred ferred to the U.S. Corp later in 1942. "Bud" Farington, a 35 year Auburn Farington, unlike most other pilots resident is such a man, though judg- in the 8th Air Force, had official ing only by his small 5'6" stature,. one pilofs training before joining the Air would never guess he is capable of Force. He attended Dallas Aviation maneuvering a powerful piane around School after he graduated from high the skies. But for 56 years, he has school. · been doing just that. ''The Air Force actually kind of Bud was bitten by the flying bug frowned on having previous training. when he saw an open-cockpit plane They wanted to start you out the way fly over Falls City. A short time later, they wanted. It's a different type of at age 7, he took his first airplane ride flying," explained Farington. in Horton, KS. After that day, he In looking back Farington is glad knew he wanted "N b •td he joined the Air to become a piof everyone can u1 Force "There lot. a plane and take their was a.war going He learned to granddaughters and on,andyouhadto fly in an open friends on a ride." be somewhere. I cockpit biplane Bud Farington preferred to be in with no brakes the air." and no tail wheel, and he soloed on He did comment that flying for the Oct. 6, 1939, at the young age of 19. Navy would have been his second Farington went on to fly 65 combat choice, but he said with a grin, "!can't missions during WWII. At the con- swim very far." trols of a P-51 North American MusFarington was eventually promoted tang, he escorted b,omber planes to Captain and was called back to serthrough enemy territory. vice in 1953. He also spent time in ''The P-51 is fast, sleek and had the air during the Korean War. most all the capabilities a pilot likes After the war, Farington put his in an airplane. They are nice and re- skills to good use as a flight instrucsponsive and actually easy to fly," tor. He taught students in Falls City, Farington commented. "It was my Kansas City, MO and in Malden, MO. favorite plane to fly. I survived the He is now instructing in Auburn. "I ·war in it." enjoy seeing a student work hard to . Although Farington flew with the build up to his first solo," Bud com8th Air Force, 4th Fighter Group of mented. the U.S. Air Corps during most of the Bud, his wife Bobbi and their two war, it was the Royal Air Force of children moved to Auburn in 1962, Britain that gave him his start. where he managed the municipal airHe tried tojoin the U.S. Corp in port and with his wife started Auburn

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Flying Service. He began agriculture spraying and instructing at thi.s time. Although Bud has given up spraying in the last few years, he continues to do some instructing, but he mostly flies for pleasure. Throughout his flying cai:eer, most would say Bud has at leaSt touched base with nearly all aspects of flying. However, in the early 70's he began a project that topped off his long list of aviation feats; he began to build his own airplane. "I used plans and started in my basement building the fuselage, wings and tail separately. I wanted to see if I could do it. It was for self-satisfaction," Bud explained. · After nearly eight years the "CP" was finished. It was a open cockpit two-seater Contiplane with a 65horsepower engine and a wingspans . of only 26 feet. "It was an ego trip for me. I have nothing but good memories flying it, "Bud remarked. One memory, however, he is sure not to' forget is the day he disassembled it. "All my passengers grew up, "Bud quipped. Some of his fondest memories are taking his granddaughters for rides. · "Actually the insurance was high and it wasn't a utility type of aircraft," he said. "It was only meant to go putputtin' around the sky." Bud added proudly, "Not everyone can build a plane and take their granddaughters and friends on a ride." During his 56 years of flying, Farington has been honored many times, both during and after the war. He received Air Force, wings from

three different countries, the U.S., England and China. He also received numerous Air Force medals while serving his country. Recently, however, Bud received what is perhaps the greatest honor any pilot can receive. The Auburn MunicipalAirport was officially renamed

"Farington Field" in honor of hisservice to the Air Force. "It was an honor to join an elite group of people in the aviation business who have had an airport named after them, especially since I am still around to enjoy it," Farington remarked.

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know his limits," Bud commented. never tried to get someone in the . "Safety is knowing enough so you plane if they didn't want to," he said. Fred "Bud" Farington, Auburn, has don't over step the bounds of the "Most people don't understand · definitely been around. the world of plane's ability,_ especially in bad · what makes a plane fly, " he comaviation for awhile. For 56 years he's weather," Farington stated. mented. "There ·is no feeling of been flying and learning all he can When teaching his students to fly, height. Once people begin to underabout airplanes. Farington commented, "I'll do every- stand it, they have fewer fears." Dtiqng his career, safety has been thing I can to help them get their lie As forthe future0fsmall airplanes,his top priority. ''The machine's abil- cense, but ifl ever learn they that fly Farington says there won't be any ity and the pilot's ability have to co- carelessly, I'H work just as hard to unless the pilot's liability gets figured incide," Farington said. "Otherwise, take it away." out: He also commented that the price so.."!leone will get hurt." Preflight and postflight chedks are of small planes is now too high for important aspect of flying a regular part of Farington's flight the average person to afford. that Farington values is knowing procedures. "Flying is as dangerous Farington talked about local uses when not to fly. "Weather is a major as you want to make it." He under- for small airplanes. He said that most factor when flying. A pilot needs to . stands people's fe1-s offlying. "I've are used for pleasure, but crop-dust FRED ~'BUD" FARINGTON performs part of a pre-flight check. r---,-,----------,-,-,-.,..,....,_,,.._,.._ _..,...,.......,.,...,..,..,,,..._,..,,__,,,, . -photo by Tera Stutheit

Commuters enioy the ride, learn to use the time wisely By Leigh Calfee

WELCOME TO KANSAS is a sign that Amber Hypse, Robin Payton and others see every day on their way home from Peru. Sabetha, KS is approximately 48 miles from PSC. -photo by Robin L. Payton




Have you ever had one of those days that began around 6 a.m. and when you finally got home it was nearly 10 p.m.? The staff and students who commute to PSC certainly know what one of those long days feels like. However, commuters don't mind the driving. In fact, commuters make the most of their drive time by studying, listening to music or unwinding at the end of a busy day. Junior language arts major Amber Hypse commutes daily from Sabetha, KS, and comments, "I tune the radio to the Edge and look at the scenery." Hypse doesn't mind commuting but says it's frustrating to drive two hours only to find that class has been cancelled. Debbie Sailors, a freshman language arts major, and Dawn May, a sophomore speech pathology major,

commute together from Falls City, and feel that commuters are isolated from many college services when they aren't at school. May says that not having easy access to campus computers makes some of her classes more difficult. Although Sailors and May find commuting frustrating at times, they do use their drive time wisely. Sailors relates, "Commuting gives Dawn and me a chance to catch up, discuss classes and study together." Robin Payton, a junior language arts major who commutes from Sabetha, uses her drive to spend time with her daughter, who attends the 9ampus daycare. Payton says that a working car and gas money are the biggest financial drawbacks of commuting. She also comments, "I always think about how I could use those two hours of driving for other things."

Associate Professor of Education Dr. Dan Cox makes use of his daily drive from Shenandoah, IA, by taking notes on a hand-held tape recorder and using his cellular phone to make important calls. Cox says of the drive home each night, "Driving lets me change hats from work to husband and father." Dr. Toney McCrann, associate professor of English, likes commuting now much more than when he lived on the east coast. He says that two hours of driving on the east coast got him about 20 miles. McCrann now lives in Nebraska City and says of his 23-minute commute to Peru, "I put on Beethoven or something and enjoy it." Many commuters feel as McCrann does. Although frustrating at times, commuting is an opportunity to study, listen to music or just to relax and enjoy the scenery.

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junior elementary special education so common among young women today. major. Mini skirts and wrap skirts are other Some might say this style has gotThe looks of the late sixties and ·rly seYenties are back in style. Flip ten a little.out of hand. For example, popular styles from the early seven.rough any magazine and you will Converse manufactures the Chuck ties. Short, sleeveless dresses also ~e bell bottoms, platform shoes and Taylor high-top canvas basketball came into style during this period. :ven velour pantsuits. The look can shoes with a three inch platform heel. Cutouts and see-through inserts of ·n be found here on campus. Lo- What kind of outfit would you wear sheer fabric in certain articles of y, the platform shoes are the most them with? According to Val clothing are another common fashion · resented style. Richardson, junior secondary math style that remains popular today. · '.>latform sandals, with either cork education major, "I think they are Purses designed to look like treaplastic soles, were the leading shoe absolutely disgusting because my sure chests are also common today. \ Aes during this time. Wearing them mother wore them when she was Instead of having a long strap, they ,ifu jeans was.also a popular way to young. They remind me of a hippie." are carried by handles. Metallic locks riodel them. Now, almost any shoe Those of you who claim to dislike and trim are also features of this type 1.yle can be purchased with a platform the fashions of years ago need to look of bag. So for those of you who hated the <:el-anything from dress boots to into your closets. You will find many "lmis shoes. "I'm fascinated with the clothing styles of the past in your styles from the late sixties and the 1ility platform shoes have to make present wardrobe. For instance, seventies, wait a while, they will be person stand out in an eccentric sort denim overalls came out in 1972 out of style again soon. But beware,· f way," states Sara Lynn Murray, along with the t-shirt dresses that are because_ they will be back.

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Matt Uher, senior secondary education language arts major, believes the ability to compromise and understand are the most important. "It is easy to say that but I think it is the key in having a successful relationship," he added. Matt also thinks it is helpful "to be able to get along with her parents, it makes it easier." Andrea Tee, senior secondary education language arts major, feels trust and honesty are vital; without these a relationship is sure to fail. Every couple has their own ideas of what makes their relationship work, more power to them! Let's just hope we keep the "up domino" and don't experience the "down domino"! Good Luck!

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Sabbaticals awarded to two PSC professors Anderson, Davis to recharge enthusiasm for teaching By Debbie Sailors Two longtime faculty members at PSC have been granted paid sabbaticals for the upcoming spring semester. Ken Anderson, professor of art, and Dr. Spencer Davis, professor of history, have been chosen to receive sabbaticals. Both had submitted applications this past spring and were notified in September of their selection. It is the first time in over IO years that P_SC has granted paid sabbaticals to any faculty members. Sabbaticals are granted to college professors for various purposes. In larger colleges and uni- PROFESSORS DAVIS AND ANDERSON are versities, sabbaticals are often for the purpose of rest and re- cal for scholarly work, creative enjuvenation. They are generally deavors, continued research, developawarded every seven years, with apment of new courses, travel or plication unnecessary. thought. At PSC, a sabbatical proposal is Both Davis and Anderson stressed submitted for administrative considthat their students will ultimately beneration only when funds are avail- efit greatly from their sabbaticals. able. A professor may use a sabbati- Both feel that they will come back for

Vi s if your local schools, see investment in education The week of Nov. 12-18 will be formally proclaimed American Education Week by Peru Mayor Dick Stich on Nov. 9. Stich, Peru State President Dr. Robert Burns and Education Division Chairperson Dr. David Ainsworth will sign the proclamation. This year's week-long observance will carry the theme "Good Schools Are A Great Investment." In celebration of this week, citizens are being urged to visit their local schools to see how their investment in education is paying off. The celebration is not inclusive to the process and facilities, but also, education workers are being praised for their

dedication to helping today's children become tomorrow's responsible citizens. The emphasis of the week will focus on the fact that "investment" involves more than monetary values. It also means public interest and active participation in support of various schqol events and programs which are of prime importance. American Education Week was established as an annual event in 1921 by the National Education Association and the American Legion. Today, there are 10 other co-sponsors, including the U. S. Department of Education.

going on sabbatical next semester to recharge their teaching batteries. -photos by Andrea Tee the fall semester feeling refreshed and recharged with new ideas. Davis intends to travel to Connecticut to do research in the Yale University Library. He also hopes to attend events and lectures at UNL and UNO. Anderson plans to visit New York

City and the San Francisco area, visiting art museums and exhibits, interviewing artists. Anderson hopes to return with a body of his own completed sculptures and Davis would like to see some of his articles published. Dr. Terry Smith, vice president of

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PSC hosts Show Choir Festival By Heather Stutheit

performance. The adjudicator for this years festival was Dr. Robert Davis. You.are probably wondering what Dr. Davis is the director of choral acall of the extra people were doing on tivities at North Iowa Area Commucampus.the other day. They were here nity College in Mason City, IA. Alfor the 24th Annual Show Choir Fes- though Dr. feedback to tival~ The festival was held Oct. 24- the schools on their performance, the 25 by the Peru State College depart- MENC students run the show. ment-01' music and student chapter of The duties that tht!se students irmst Music Educational National Confer- perform include: hosting schools to ence. make sure they get places on time, Thirty-two schools participated in running the sound and setting the this years festival. They perform both stage for the high schools, setting up for competition and feedback on their for the festival and cleaning up after

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;iC'S MISTY BLUES SHOW.CHO.IR performs at the 24th annual ,'OW Choir Festival it hosted. D,r. Thomas Ediger's group is·one ; 35 show choirs performing during the two-day event.

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Five members of the Adult Basic Education program offered through Peru State College took part iri the 14th annual ABE Conference in Kearney. · · The participants attended a variety of workshops and talked with other adult educators from across Nebraska, according to Chris Dietz, Volu11teer C()ordinator,f,Qr the program at PSC.

it is over. Some of the students must show up by 6:00 a.m. to get things ready. "Our main duty is just to keep things running smoothly," commented Raymond Topscher, president of MENC and a music education major. Iri addition to these duties, many of the students performed in PSC's own Misty Blues show choir both. days of the festival. MENC is already looking forward to next year and is planning the best festival ever for the 25th year.

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YI. What's up with that? · Fechnology is everywhere. My sisr" want to e-mail me. The Lincoln'.li\lhal Star's web site is under coniuctiori. · Roy Rogers and Dale ~ans are launching an Internet site ~the World Wide Web. This stuff is {)Wing arid nothing seems to be ex.acted in the race to be "on-line." ~decided to find out what this is all ibuL Mark Kesh, assistant profes'~ of management information sys1ns, invited me to sign up for a semi~J on e-mail that was being con."cted by Dan Vice, a junior comiter science major. I'm happy to inounce that you can now e-mail me 'Whe.n Colonie Martin, a freshman ?Ctronics/robotics major, was asked :ly she was learning to use e-mail, replied, "I have a friend at Doane lege that lwant to write to.:' J1ysical education instructor David {mnigan attended the seminar. "Ev~ system is different," he stated, i!ld I need to refresh iny memory." kStudents and instructors around fmpus were asked if they used eail or were interested in it.. Most o'dents replied that they would take ~eminar 'to learn e-mail if it was ~nvenient. . Some just didn't care. ~my Froeschl, a junior language arts f'jor, said, "I don't know how to use !nail but I'd like to learn. I think it puld be helpful in the future." . !For those of you who aren't using inail;" here's the story. Every stulnt at PSC can access e-mail and the ~ernet free of charge. You can send ail to anyone with an e-mail ad:.::ss. It's really easy to use. More e-mail .seminars will be ofed in the future. The dates have t &en set but you can see Kesh in ,'.;business office ofT. J. Majors for ore information. Bill Lockwood, a \Ilior elementary educatiollJspecial !ucation major, offered his help to ,yone interested. He said, "If you ~ntto find rile, I'm iri the Hoyt comJter lab often." ~heck it out! Jt's fun, it's easy and i' cheap! Unless you want to be left ~hind, take the opportunity now and ) cruisin' on the superhighway of



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Cohn; junior, Damarcus Johnson; f junior, Lawrence Hollier; junior, Greg Midnight Madness, Dick Vitale, Thompson; freshman, Gregg Bobby Knight and the heat being Liesemeyer; freshman, Shawn turned on in the Al Wheeler Center. Gibbs. What do these things have·in comThis year look for the Bobcats to mon'? Basketball is just around the have more of a pressure style defense. . corner. The Peru State men's team is "We are looking to use three guards in final preparations for their season and two forwards much of the time, opener, Nov; 6 against Central Meth- but we will start most games with a odist College of Fayette, MO. bigger lineup to disguise our shorter The Bobcats are coming off a dis- lineup," explained Gibbs. Depth has appointing season of 8·20. They are always been a strength for Gibbs in looking to improve on that mark from the past, and this year the depth is last year. "We believe that we should even stronger. "As a team l would have a successful season. Although compare them to the team we. had a it will be a tough test for us because year before we went to nationals," we have 11 home games compared commented Gibbs. to 19 on ~e road," commented head . "Our .first opponent is Central basketball coach John Gibbs. Methodist. This team scored 130 . Wea!messes that coach Gibbs saw points on us last year, and they are in his team were having the players re~ing everyone. Our· objective , 1*come familiar with the system and will be to slow them down and reduce fariiiliar with each other. "Our team their point production. This team will isprobably a year fri>m being a top probably be the best team to enter the 25 team, but we want to be competi- AWAC this season," remarked Gibbs. tive by the second semester because One player that will be missing as a team that is what we are shoot- from the lineup when they take the . ing towards," explained Gibbs. collrt on Nov. 6 is junior, Chris Lade. 'This team is probably the most ath- He is a strong post-player who is a letic team I've h.lid in the past two smart kid and a good player who will years. I. think this will be a solid re- be missed," stated Gibbs. Lade is rebounding team and a team that will covering from an injury and the staplay tough defensively. Defense and tus on his return is uncertain at this rebOunding are the two big keys in . time. having a successful team," stated 1'wo new faces on the sideline that Gibbs. might .look familiar to most people The Bobcats are returning seven that weie former players themselves from last year's squad. They include: are now assistant coaches .• Fred junior, Nate Caldwell; junior, Scott Ward, a two-time all-American, Daniel; freshman, Jamol Hai:ris; se- played on the team that went to the nior, Daniel King; sophomore, Chris nationals in 1993, and Paul Calloway La~e; senior Albert Norman; junior, was the most valuable player on last Tom Riley. Captains on this year's year's !;quad. "I think these two men squad are Daniel King, Albert will do a great job," commented Norman and Tom Riley. Gibbs. "The recruiting class was a succes~ "Overall I feel very optimistic for and four of these nine recruits are the upcoming. year, As I Stated ear· going to step in and play key fC!les," lier if this team can get familiar with commented Gibbs. Four are from the system, and above all with each ·junior colleges, two are freshmen and other we will ~e very competitive. the other three are red-shirting. These players are a good bunch of The six recruits, that are on the ac- men and will get the job done," re-· tive roster include: junior, Lance marked Gibbs.

and applied the pressure, sackin; Wesleyan quarterbacks five times an• dropping running backs for losses oi nine occasions. Jason Wheeler ha] 15 tackles, while Nick Maher add~ 10 tackles, a fumble recovery, and a . , I ·mtercept10n. : Westmar 17 Peru 14 "\ The Bobcats traveled to Westmaj Iowa for a showdown with 5., Westmar University on October 2J. Peru State drew blood first whiq Maher rumbltid to the end zone fro~ 20 yards out. The kick failed, but tit 'Cats went into the locker room wi~ a 6-0 halftime lead. \ Westmar went to the !)ir for the1 first score of the game early in t1i thir~ period, on an eight yard scori~ strike. The Eagles added to their ofi .point lead when Clint Broer scor~ from one yard out. A field goal eY tended the lead in the fourth quarte\, Jamie Stinson hooked up wit McGooden for a 30 yard aerial, a~ Korey Reimen added the two-poi~ conversion to pull-the 'Cats within: field goal. But the Eagles stiffenr; and the Bobcats were turned awaj Maher and Scott Weyers led the d~ fensive charge with I 3 tackles a pieq

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Again, Peru got the short end after another grueling five game match, The Bobcat volleyball team finally 15':.9, 13-15, 15-4, 13-15, 15-9. "We were physically drained from got to play the competition they needed to play to make that final step the Columbia game. I know if we of improvement for post-season play.. had played Rockhurst Friday it very The Bobcats traveled to Springfield, well could have come out differMO, over fall break to play in one of ently," commented Parker. Parker believes that physical fathe toqghest tournaments they have played in all season. Jill Parker, se- tigue could possibly be credited to nior middle blocker, said, 'This was the best of five game tournament. just the competition we needed to This year the Bobcats have only make the improvements necessary for post-season play." Peru began the best of five tournament sweeping Harding College three straight games, 15-9, 15-8, 15-7. Peru was then to face a very tough Columbia (MO) team. Columbia, ranked 8th nationally, hammered Peru in three straight games in a previous tournament at Graceland College. However, the task would not be so easy in Springfield. Peru and Columbia were neck and neck exchanging wins in the first four played in best of three game tournagames of the match. Peru, however, ments. would come up on the short end with "It doesn't sound like a lot, but goa 15-8 loss in the 5th game. ing best of five is much more strenuParker saw this particular loss in ous than the best of three game good spirit. "Last time we played match. Most best of.three matches Columbia we'gothammered by them. can be played between 45 and 90 Going tough with them for five games minutes. In best of five matches, that shows some massive improvement· could easily be doubled. Our Cofrom us. You can't be disappointed lumbia game lasted 2 1/2 hours. That in that." is hard on a player physically as well The I,,ady Bobcats, ranked 17th na- as mentally," replied Parker. Even with the Peru team having Julie Nykodym, sophmore from Tilden, shows excellent form while tionally, opened up the following day two rough losses behind them, it ·~ceiving a serve, which shows another reason why the Lady Bob- facing the 12th ranked Rockhurst.



wasn't enough for the Bobcats to be counted down and out of the tournament. The ladies had one final game in Springfield in which they crushed Drury College 15-7, 15-4, 15-11. Raylene Walker, senior student assistant, believes the tournament was a positive experience for the Bobcats. "They played their best and lost, but more importantly it opened some doors for improvement. Now they know the level they have to play at to

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season last year, lost four key players her career as coach of the Bobcats last from last year's team. Those players season. rf'he 1995-96 Lady Bobcat Basket- include Angie Wilson, Lisa Brown, Kreklau stated that the team has 1ll season will soon be underway. Sheryln a the bitpeof )fding to 6' senior, Jen Trouba, Ehman and - - - - - - - - - - - - - - • quite depth at .tices (which started on Monday, S a r a h rimeter which 2) are going well and everyone Gaines .. will allow .he team is working with Jots of Brown .and them to put a ,ensity." ,. Wilson, along lot of pressure "Trouba, the lone senior on this with Brian on defensively 1i!r's squad, is one of only five re- Woebbecke, and allow them , ning players. The other four vet- are working to play up ,41s include 5'6" junior Jill Schulte,· with the team tempo offen~ '""sophomore Tammie Dodge, 5'8" as student assively. nior Cheryl Reineke and 5'9" jun- sistants. Assistant r Angie Hubach. This year they have eight,pew re- coach Phil Weldele, also in his sec. Hubach also commented on the cruits. "We have a lot of depth in the ond year with the Lady Bobcats, com\m's practices thus far. ""We are freshman class. I'm very pleased with mented on one of the team's major .img but we are working together practices and am confident that they strengths. "We are able to see the 1 ry well and are looking forward to will be ready to step it up and contrib- floor very well," he said. ,.usitive season." ute early in the ·sea5on," commented As for a weakness within the team, !'he Bobcats, who captured a 26-12 head coach Tera Kreklau, who began Kraklau only mentioned one. "Al-

"We have a lot of depth in the freshman class." -Tera Kreklau

though we have quality along the front line we are lacking in depth, which means we will need to stay injury free and out of foul trouble," Kreklau said. The Lady Bobcats will open their season at home on Nov. 9, when they will face Mount Marty of Yankton, SD. The Lady Bobcats last faced Mount Marty in the playoffs of the 1994-95 season. In that game, Peru State handed Mount Marty a loss which ended their season. "They' re big, talented and experienced ... , but beatable!" commented Weldele. The Ladies will then hit the road for a duel with Avila College in Kansas City, MO, on Nov. 11, and will be on their home court in the Al Wheeler Activity Center on Nov. 14, when they will face the women's basketball team from York.

be at the level they want to be at." Will Peru reach that level in time for playoffs? Parker says yes. ''We'll probably get to play both Rockhurst and Columbia again, by ·then we'll have made some changes to counteract with their offenses. I'm confident in the ability of my teammates and myself, so from here on out, teams better be ready to play hard!" Peru moves to a strong 29-6 on the season. The Lady Bobcats travel to Topeka, Kansas to play NCAA Division II Washburn.

Coed volleyball and ultimate frisbee slated to start in November By Matt Uher Have you noticed that the coat closet in the Student Center has been tllrned int;·the new intramural office? Coach Dave Teske's office hours range from 11 :00 AM to 2:00 PM everyday. If you miss him, give him a call at 872-2443. "I would be more than grateful to listen to .anyone with any suggestions they might have concerning intramurals," explained · Teske. Intramural posit:ons are open for both semesters. Upcoming activities inciude: -414 coed volleyball -ultimate frisbee (men, women, coed) Sign-up ends November 6 Registration forms are available in Teske's office located in the Student Center. "Again I would like to stress that feedback is essential for intramural success," said Teske.

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November 3, 1995

Bad love poetry fin For the third year, Dr. Bill Clemente has sponsored a bad love poetry contest in the English 309 Creative Writing class. Please, do not read these if you are currently in a good relationship and would like to keep it.

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with you I have no pride. I guess he was right; you do have great eyes. Your silhouette appeared from atop the banister. After first and second glance, I reached for the canister. . As you tried to embrace me, I thought of my friends, their friendship in doubt, I just wished it would end. As I stammered from your hulking grasp, I tried to pull focus, but just choked and gasped. I gathered my thoughts, nice guy shoes put aside, grabbed my coat and ran like hell!! Bye Bye.

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Your body is like a pedestrian crossing sign , without the lines. I yield to you always. I miss you,· Don't throw away all we got skin, so white like the dormatory toilet paper. and kick me out of our trailer court. Let me rub you on my body. Make me sore. Don't discard me like a Kleenex full of snot Your stomach like food service jello. All right to touch and taste. The lemon flovor reminds me or a lottery ticket that came up short. of your breasts. Small and pointy, the same to tast<" My dearest, you are the stuff of dreams. Your mouth as loud as the f--kers in room 317. C'rnon. for once let's be smart, If passion were paper, I'd have reams. Make me want to shut your mouth with my lips You're my Cleopatra and I your Romeo. Sweet darling, you make my heart race fast, and get no sleep when I have class at But if you go, you'll smash my heart Faster than winners of derbies past. eight in the morning.

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Oh love, my love, you are the one "<~hilt>ab1y, I want your love back. How I miss you so. Everything I see iitihfS You captured my heart like a raiding Hun. say our thing is over and done, two-horse town reminds me of you and It seemed forever I did wait, Squashed like a squirrel under my tire track how much I miss your idolic rriind and body. To find in you my destiny, my fate. or even deader if shot by my gun.



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like that bull did that clown's head at the Rodeo. I know if you go, I'll be sick. Already my butt has a sore rash. I need your love honey, quick So what if I am white trash .

Although r·m away. you're with me in all I see an( .. hear, my dear. Come see me for I am alone in this ' college zone before I find someone else who'll take my mind off this place.

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November 27, 1995

Volleyball squad snatches bid to nationals

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~~'SC gets OK to purchase Conrad's "Aindy Brockman "'he Board of Trustees voted on '.turday, Nov. 11 to.allow Peru State Jllege to purchase the former )nnid's Building in Nebraska City. "e college plans to renovate the iilding and to use it for off-campus .:ssrooms and as a Technology Cen1.

"This is a natural continuation of hat we have been doing at other ..ces across this region," said PSC ·esident Dr. Robert L. Burns. "We ·1 been looking for space to rent in ~braska City to offer our extension _;rk when this came up. It was a .1den opp.ortunity we were in a po·ion to take advantage of." The building will .be. purchased for

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$160,000. The money will come The building, erected in 1971, was from the college's cash funds which first used as an Elk's Lodge. It conare generated from the college itself. sists of 15,000 square feet and has a Private funding and Foundation paved parking lot. Upon inspection grants will be used to furnish the by the state, the building was declared Technology Center. structurally sound and ready for renoAccording to Burns, a receiving sat- vation. ellite dish will be one of the first purAssociate professor of English Dr. chases. Later, equipment for trans- Bill Clemente thinks the center is a mitting via satellite will be added. great idea. He would like to see the The building sits in the southwest- local multi-national corporations give ern part of Nebraska City near the their support in the form of funding intersection of Highways 2 and 75. for technological equipment. He With this location; the facility can also would also like to use the facility to be used·by business, industry llnd edu- teach a business communications cational groupsfor programs and con- class which would put emphasis on ferences. Being located near the Lied business writing. Clemente feels that Conference Center is another advan- the facility has a lot of good possitage for this facility, according to bilitie.s as Jong as the school makes Burns. good use of it.

By Andrea Graff "Oh my, we could actuaUy win this thing." With adrenaline pumping and emotions soaring, thoughts of a national bid was all Jill Parker, captain of the volleyball team, could think about before that final point was served. On Nov. 18, the Peru State volleyball team traveled to Columbia, MO to face Rockhurst, the 12th ranked team in the nation, for the third time this season. Considering it the "ultimate challenge," the Lady Bobcats avenged two previous losses to Rockhurst to snatch away a bid to the National Tournament. Going into the Regional Tournament, Peru believed that only two teams out of the region would have the privilege of attending the National Tournament. Peru thought they had to beat Rockhurst to be one of the two teams. Thirty-two teams will make the trip to San Diego, CA to try their talents for the National Championship title. Peru and Columbia were the two teams in the Midwest Region to land the bids. However, Rockhurst and St. Ambrose, also in the Midwest Region, gained bids by being "at large" teams in the nation. To gain an "at large" bid, a college's national ranking must be among the best in the country. It just so happens that two teams in the Midwest Region · were strong enough to acquire "at



PSC student dies in accident A November 13 collision between two vehicles on Highway 136 ended the life of Terry Lynn Lee, 23, of Auburn. Lee was a junior at PSC and a counselor at Tarkio Academy (MO). The accident also claimed the life of Cynthia Gerdes, originally from Humboldt, but who lived in Beattie, KS, until the time of her death. Lee was headed west on Highway 136 near Brownville-at 8:30 a.m. when his 1989 Honda collided with the eastbound 1978 Ford Mustang driven by Gerdes.

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mainstages, exhibit halls and filmi get without losing large amounts of video showings. money," added Taylor. Ct's 6 a.m., Thursday, Nov 9, 1995 .. The educational sessions were just The mainstages included an array ho would think six weary PSC stu- that, educational. At these sessions of entertainers. The participants were 1t programs staff members loading members could learn how to run a able to watch everything from comem a Lumina mini-van would come dians to regurgitators 'k a few dats later with two presti(someone who swallows "ft was exciting to be repre- miscellaneous items and ,ms awards and a lot of memories. '!'he 11-hour drive to Denver, CO, senting Peru ai" this conven- brings them "back up" 1s well worth the trip. The six travdemand) to musi-Shanda Hahn upon tion. 11 l ng companions included Barb cians. These mainstages )Wellen, Student Programs director; were like commercials avid Teske, intramural director; better meeting, become a better advertising their acts. The exhibit ~ather Layson,_ Campus Activities leader, gain better publicity halls gave the participants a chance Jard (CAB)~preside)lt; Shanda with stress ... plus to meet with the sponsoring compa;hn, CAB· Vice~presldent; Anne- many other options. nies and their eptertainers. The film/ ··arie Taylor, CAB first officer; and "It was at Barb's and Dave's educa- video showings gave tips about run1ssell Crouch~ movie chairperson. tional session that I had my best ex- ning a better movie program. l'he reason behind this trip was the perience at NACA," states Taylor."It "It was exciting to be representing ·nual convention for the National was here I found out what a great Peru at this convention, especially :;sociation of Campus Activities CAB we have." This convention in- when two of our members w.ere honJACA). For three long days these cluded larger schools with bigger ored with prestigious awards," said ., attended educational sessions, problems. "At least we use our bud- Hahn. Barb Lewellen received the

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large" bids. That raises the bids in the Midwest Region to four, a very unique occurrence. Although Peru would have qualified by gaining an "at-large" big if they had lost to Rockhurst, team members say they wouldn't trade the feeling of beating Rockhurst for anything. Becky Wetjen, co-captain of the team said she felt a sense of relief. "I have gone to nationals before at my junior college, so the feeling had a strange familiarity. It was a feeling I never thought I would feel again. Plus, it was relieving because all of the pressure was off of us." Squad members felt various emotions about the win. Kendra Cory, middle blocker, felt a sense of "satisfaction," while Marcy Barber, outside hitter, described the feeling as "unbelievable." Parker credits much of the win to the intensity of practices the previous week. "Rockhurst is a really good blocking team so Coach Callender had us hit on a high net and had guys come in and block against us so we could work on hitting around a high, solid biuck." Callender says that his team is playing very well. "We're doing an excellent job playing as a team. We're playing confident, focused and together, three characteristics of a championship team_." Peru is ranked 13th in the final poll,

Nemaha County Sheriff Loras Baumhover didn't say in which lane the cars collided, but did say that, although Auburn's Jaws of Life equipment was used to remove both drivers, both probably died at the time of the impact. A memorial service for Lee was held in Benford Recital Hall at PSC on Monday, Nov. 20.

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OutstandingAdviserofthe Year while Russell Crouch-became the Unit Representative for Nebraska. CAB nominated Lewellen for the Outstanding Adviser of the Year award on behalf of all that she does forthiscampusandcommunity. "My best experience was watching Barb's 'graceful acceptance' of her award," a smiling Crouch added. "We felt it was important to have i better representation for smaller schools; Russ was the, man to do the 1: job. He is a great asset to this campus and will be to NACA as well," added Hahn. To become Unit Representative the member had to apply and then be voted on by their region. ' For Hahn the best experience was that "We became much closer and stronger as a group and now know that we really are an excellent CAB just like Barb always said."


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What was your reaction to Gen~ral Colin Powell's decision not to run for resident of the United States?

By Gene Trimmer The purchase of the old Elk's club in Nebraska City by Peru State College comes as a welcome surprise, not only to the community, but to the college population as well. The possibilities are endless; this location is central to Omaha and Lincoln. Man) of our instructors and students commute from these locations. One use for the site is night classes. The purchase of a down link could present many opportunities for distance learning; These are just a few of the possibilities. I am sure many more are in the works. As a Nebraska City resident, I am pleased to see this building being used in the worthwhile direction of education which wil' enrich the entire region. As a technology center, this facility will serve not only southeast Nebraska, but southwest Iowa, and possibly parts of Missouri and Kansas. Board of Trustees member, Dr. A. 0. Gigstad of Nebraska City, said plans are to have this satellite campus open by the fall of 1996. Some minor repairs are needed to the roof, along with placement pf some non-load-bearing walls on the interio1 of the building. PSC President, Dr. Robert Bums, is alread~ drawing up floor plans for the new classrooms. At the last meeting of the Board of Trustees in Chadron, questions were raised about operating costs. Dr. Carol Krause, exl ecutive director to the Board of Trustees, said that Nebraskt City Utilities records indicate that Conrads had incurred utilit) bills of about $2000 per month. The college's expenses shoulo be much lower, as the cost of running a kitchen will not be ~ factor. 11 This purchase and prospects for the future of PSC are excit? ing and, to many, long awaited. The goal of2000 enrolled stu; dents on and off campus by the year 2000 may be met with thh new facility in Nebraska City, allowing for much needed class. room space with the continued growth of our campus. Statistics show that enrollment is up and continues to expand ever: year. Dr. Burns and all involved deserve a round of applause ii their valiant efforts to enlarge, enrich and expand our campw into the ever-growing field of technology. Gene Trimmer, Student Trustee,State Board of Trustees

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- Mr. William Cole, part-time instructor "I think it was a very wise decision on his part. 1.

admire Colin's honesty in his decision."

- Dr. Sara Crook, Assistant Professor of Social Science and Chairman of Otoe County Republicans "Disappointed, I like his moderate stances, and thought he also represented a good opportunity for Americans to elect their first minority President. I thought he was. particularly qualified for the position because of his knowledge of foriegn affairs."

- Jacob Stallworth, senior, Psychology and Sociology major "Actually I don't think he has to prove himself because he is a respectable man. I thought it was a good decision. The reason why is that he was in the military for '35 years."

- Dr. Spencer Davis, Professor of History, "Disappointed, I thought he would have made a good candiate. I think a.lso it would have been valuable to the Republican party to have an attrative and popular figure. I fhink his position as a fiscal conservative and a moderate on social issuses is a very appealing position and dose to what many voters of today believe in.'~

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Planning to graduate? By Heather Stutheit Are you going to graduate? You may think SO, but might not if you haven't applied. I have talked with many seniors who do not even know that they must apply for graduation. One student was recently talking with me and stated that she had talked with both the chairman of her division and the Registrar's office and asked what she needed to do to graduate. Neither told her she needed to formally apply. When she went back into the Registrar's office to make sure that nothing else needed to be done, she was told that she was supposed to apply back in September and may not

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Finally pre-registration is over. However, before registration did everyone look at their progress report? They can be picked up in the Registrar's Office after you have completed 30 credit hours or are a transfer student. These reports could be very helpful if they were done correctly. Before registration I looked over my progress report. Being a sophomore, I was very excited. This little form was going to make my life so much easier when it comes time to pre-registration. When looking at my form I got very confused. Classes I thought I needed were not listed. Classes that I had rio idea even existed were in their place. Thinking I had wasted my freshman year, I was devastated. Then I noticed that the office has me down as the wrong major. Now I have this wonderful reference, but it is of absolutely no

By Debbie Sailors

Have any of you heard one of these lines? "I'll have the gals in the office make copies of this." 'The office girl typed this just this morning." "I'll see how the. ladies are coming along on that." I'm thinking you probably have. I have. On more than a few occasions. I've been attending classes at PSC since January. I have met many in-

Commuters with tots have special parking problems ·

Infans ejulat. (The infant crieth.) What is the toughest part of your : lay? The hardest thing I have to do '<Very single day occurs when I arrive at Peru. No, it isn't finding a parking place, but you 're close. For me, the rough spot happens af•er I've parked and have unbundled my daughter from her pillow, blanket arid car seat, have awakened her for the third or fourth time that morn;ng and am guiding her half-sleeping body five blocks~ sometimes in rain,

book for me, flipping pages and trying to remember if I took a certain class or if! was going to take the class. I started asking around to see if I was the only one with this problem. LouAnne Steinkamp, senior English major said, ''They put classes in wrong slots. They had my general education classes marked instead of marking my classes for my BA. "Students had classes they hd 'taken left blank, classes they haven't taken filled in, and there were even classes left off." Steinkamp also said the progress reports were very cramped. I agree with this; the reports are cramming a lot of information into a small space making thtm very difficult t0 read. Progress reports could be absolutely wonderful if they were done better. Just think-a list of classes that you don't have to go over with a fine tooth comb to make sure that there are no mistakes. Wouldn't that be great?

Sexism exists at PSC

.· ice or snow, to the day care. I carry a heavy book bag, a purse and other bags, which makes it impossible for me to carry her the entire distance. Yet, I am a commuter and usually running much. later than I planned, especially on the bad days. I don't have time to drop her off in the day care loading and unloading zone, then find a parking place and often then walk right back to T. J. Majors. Therefore, my burden peaks about every morning when Jessica cries all the way to the day care about being cold. Of all the guilty crisis moments I experience, this one is the worst. I can hear you now. "Dress her warmer!" Do you really think I don't take care of my beloved children the best I can? She wears tights with her dresses, long sleeves, good coats and shoes or boots. The clothes are not the problem here.

be able to graduate in December. The faculty and staff need to know what is required of the students and inform them of these requirements. The catalog does state that seniors must apply for graduation. Signs are also posted around campus before the date the applications are due. In this case the student could also be blamed. But, when students do ask the faculty, they should not be led astray. So, if you are graduating in May, be watching for the signs with the application date. Oh, and do not forget the infamous $20 for your application fee. This time you cannot say that you haven't been warned.

"Drop her off first, every day!" I not make the street-side parking next try, when the weather is really cold; to the commuter lot into a daycareto give us time for that. In spite of parents-only zone? Yes, it gives my best efforts, it just doesn't work some students a minor privilege, but out every day. And, my daughter is only while they have children attendconsistently cold, even when the ing Peru Day Care. And remember, we're doing this for the babies and weather feels fine to me. If we could be assured of having a children.. There's even a chance that spot in the commuter lot every day, I less time in the wind and cold could wouldn't worry as much. However, help decrease the number of sniffles sometimes we park far enough away inside the building, which might cut that I must carry her along with ev- down on the absences of non-tradierything else for the day, at least long tional students. One drawback besides jealous enough to warm her up a little. I don't think I'm the only parent commuters without children might who has this problem. In fact, some be the expense of printing another parents have two children out in the color of car tag for parent commutcold, in strollers, arms or walking. ers. Also, when construction crews Isn't there anything we can do to al~ woi:k along that street, it cuts the leviate a bit of pain for these pre-kin- number of spots by half or more. Even so, I think the idea deserves dergarten kids? I have a solution. It isn't the great- consideration. I'm sure Peru's day est idea, and I would certainly listen care children shivering on their way - to other options, b~t here it is. Why to "school" every day would agree.

telligent and thoughtful administrators and instructors. Their help and guidance has been invaluable to me. However, it has been disappointing to hear remarks like these. Now, I don't believe that any of these remarks has been intended in a derogatory, offensive or demeaning fashion. In fact, I feel quite the opposite. These women are obviously valued and respected employees, doing valued and respected jobs at PSC. However, referring to these women-these trained and talented professional women-as "gals," "girls" and "ladies" is inappropriate. Perhaps some of the secretaries, clerks and receptionists who work in the very offices that I am referring to are thinking, "I'm not offended. Why does she care? She should mind her own business!" Well, I'm afraid I am offended. I care about pe~etuating sexual stereotypes. It is my business. I am a woman. I was one of those "gals" for nearly 15 years. Maybe there are some administrators and faculty members saying right now, "I may say that once in a while, but I don't mean anything by it." And you probably don't. But shouldn't you take the time and make the effort to correct what is incorrect. "I'll have the office staff make copies of this." "My secretary typed this just this morning." 'Tl! see how my assistants are coming along on that." Political correctness aside, don't these sentences just sound better?



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when student teaching By Andrea Graff and Tera Stutheit

AS SHE IS BEING EMBRACED by Hawthorn Elementary students, Nicole Vetter, ·senior PSC student teacher welcomes praise. -photo by Andrea Graff

Plan-Plan-Plan. If you're an education major in a methods course, more thatn likely you have heard that phrase more than once. Nicole Vetter, a senior in the stages of student teaching said, "When they tell you planning is important, they're not kidding. There's no winging it like so many people think!" Vetter has been student teaching at Hawthorn Elementary in Lincoln for the last 12 weeks. She is majoring in elementary/special· education. Her first eight weeks were with first grade, and her remaining eight weeks are being spent with fourth through sixth grade special education. "I just loved my first graders. It was everything I thought it would be," commented Vetter. Special education, on the other hand was different for Vetter. "I can't be) ieve how challenging it is. It's not that I don't like what I'm doing now, but first grade is my nitch." After the first week of teaching Vetter knew she had made the right career choice. "I must admit, I was scared to death on my first day, but after about two days I was ready to be the teacher," Vetter remarked. "I sat in the back of the room more than enough during my practicums." By the time Vetter had taken over the classroom she described herself as "ready, anxious and excited." Vetter credits her cooperating teacher, Mrs. Russel-Miller, with a great deal of her success. "She gives me a lot of great advice and she teaches exactly how I want to teach." Scott Bullock, student teacher at Tarkio Public Schools, says nothing you can learn in col-

lege courses compares with actual experience. "I learned more in my first week of student teaching than I did in all of my education classes put together." Vetter agrees, "Of course they [college instructors] can't teach you how to be prepared." · Everyone-'s student teaching experience will : obviously be different, but Bullock believes that] with a good cooperating teacher it can be a posi- i tive experience for everyone. "Your cooperating teacher gives you so much knowledge about : teaching itself," Bullock commented. "If you] can get comfortable being in charge and show ' confidence, then you should have no problem." ; Ryan Knippelmeyer, senior elementary edu- ' cation major, recently finished student teach- J ing at Calvert Elementary in Auburn. During his experience, Knippelmeyer learned the most in the area of classroom management. "Keep-t ing the class on task at all times was sometimes·; a challenge. It's something you don't realize~ until you're actually teaching." " Knippelmeyer felt he was well-prepared for his student teaching. "You can really utilize'~'. what you learn in methods classes,· Knippelmeycr added. "You have to take them. seriously and be sure to save everything; it comes in handy." Knippelmcyer, as did Vetter and Bullock,. knew immediately that he had made the right. choice of major. "It's great to be a positive role model in young. kids' lives," Knippelmeyer remarked. Seeing what they have learned in their college courses be put to use was rewarding in itself for all three student teachers interviewed. Also, each stressed how important it is to plan ahead and use your time wisely.

Cooperating teachers find helping rewarding By Andrea Graff and Tera Stutheit Cooperating teachers are often faced with a challenge when college students take over their classes for 16 weeks. Although it usually creates an extra work load for them, they find it rewarding to help prepare future educators. Howard Martin, a Peru supervisor from Omaha, is the supervisor who was assigned to Vetter. "Basically what we look for is how prepared the student teacher is while teaching the lesson. We look at the opening and closing of the lesson and classroom management. We hope we don't find the students controlling the teacher," Martin commented. He believes Vetter does her job well. "Nicole makes it fun for the students. Anyone who can make it fun like Nicole will make an excellent teacher." Judy Ruskamp, English teacher at JohnsonBrock High School and former cooperating teacher, welcomes student teachers. " Being a cooperating teacher is my responsibility as a part of the education profession." Ruskamp is always happy to provide a place for her future colleagues to learn. She feels

one of the most important things a student teacher can gain is the experience of teaching in an actual classroom, as we11 as getting used to the atmosphere and work load that can be expected. She advised future student teachers to ""ry to get as much out of the student teaching experience as possible." She also advised students to..,take advantage of every opportunity they come across, including extra dulies. "Visiting other classrooms is a good idea also," Ruskamp added. NICOLE VETTER, student teacher from PSC, works with students at Hawthorn Elementary School in Both Ruskamp and Mar- Lincoln. She has been student teaching for the last 10 weeks. photo by Andrea Graff tin have found the student teaching program to be· successful. "I have always Get your flu shots in the Health had good communication with the supervising Center today! AD Majors 324 teachers at Peru and with the students themselves," Ruskamp commented.

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:RAIG KARGES PERFORMS ONE of his many mystifying acts of nind power on the PSC Student Center "stage." Karges entertain.ed ;tudents on Nov. 6. -photo by Andrea Tee

'X-mas arrives early in town of Brownville .By Amelia McAlexander


Christmas will arrive a little ·'"early in Brownville this year. The j historic town is preparing for its f, annual Victorian Christmas Tour of Homes. The tour will run Nov. ~5 and 26, from I to 5 pm and features six homes decorated in holiday attire. The historic homes chosen for this year's celebration are Cogswell( 1865), Bechivc(l 864), Salt Box( 1880), Blacksmith( 1870), Gov. Furnas( 1868), and Carson(l872). . The' School House Gallery, on rnain street, will serve hot cider ! and treats. Several other activities, such as demonstrations on glass blowing, jeweiry' fl!aking, and art work will also be taking · place. The downtown merchants will serve snakes for those who wish to browse through the many shops. Tickets are $7 for adults and $4 for children, with children under · five free. All proceeds from the :,,. tour will go to the Brownville Historical Society and the Fine Arts Association. For more information call (402) 825-4131, or write Christmas, Box 1, Brownville, NE 68321. Tickets can b~ purchased at the Carlson House, at Third and Mafo, I the days of the tour.

The mind is a mysterious thing. No one knows this better than Craig Karges, an expert in extraordinary phenomena, who came to entertain our campus and challenge our minds on Nov. 6 in the Student Center. Extraordinary phenomena are those incredible, unexplained mental and physical happenings in the lives of ordinary individuals that have yet to be explained by scientists of today. Karges refers to the human mind as the greatest computer ever invented. "But like almost every computer, we utilize only a percentage of its power. We use only IO to 20 percent of our minds," he continues. "Think about the capabilities existing in that 80 to 90 percent controlled by our subconscious. The most extraordinary phenomenon is the power of the human mind." After the death of his great uncle, a Vaudeville stage medium turned spiritualist", the 15-year-old inherited an extensive collection of his manuscripts a!ld journals dealing with magic, mentalism, spiritualism and parapsychology, which ledKarges to perform as a magician and mentalist during high school and college. "I do not possess supernatural powers, nor do I perform as a psychic, spiritualist or magician," said



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paycheck placed in one of several envelopes, while the others all contained blank paper. An audience volunteer was then asked to select one envelope and bum the rest. The illusion works this way: if Karges is successful in controlling his volunteer's thoughts, the remaining envelope should contain his check. If not, his performance is free. His performance that night was not free. Jennifer Froeschl, junior secondary education language arts major, said, "I really enjoyed the show, but I just don't understand how he does it." When Karges was asked about the most memorable moment of his Peru State College performance he referred to the portion of the show during which he chose a volunteer, Jeff Wusk, freshman industrial technology education major also known as 'Smalls' and asked him to draw something on a piece of paper. Karges then drew the same thing on his board without looking at Smalls paper. Karges started laughing and drew the image on his board, which faced toward himself, after Smalls was finished with his drawing, When Karges turned his board around to show the audience the drawing, he said," I can't believe that Smalls drew a penis. Out of all the performances I have ever done, no one has ever drawn a penis."

• Student twirls her way through life since age 8 By Heather Stutheit '

which she went against 35 other participants. Also in 1992 her trio won Each person has something that the National Competition against 80 makes him or.her unique. One stu- participants iri their division. "In an dent on our campus has a talent as a average year there will be between twirler. Y6u may have seen her dur- 7,000 and 10,000 participants at ing half-time of the football games. National Competition," Jami said. Her nameis Jami Boeck-Seffron; she This year Jami, along with 11 other is a sophomore elementary education members and five alternates, travel major, the twirler for the Peru State with Sue's Stepperettes to participate Band and the coordinator for the Peru in the World Competition fhis spring. State flag corps. The team won the Senior Porn-Pon She has been twirling since age Division at the National Championeight An ad in the paper was offering , ship out of 35 teams. "There are classes," Jami said, "and my parents only four teams going to represent asked me if I would be interested." the United States, we were just lucky She has been twirling ever since. to be chosen as one of them," Jami Jami is part of Sue's Stepperettes said. Twelve other countries besides which is a group of200 youths of vari- the United States participate in the ous ages. The group has gone to Na- World Competition. tional Competition the last nine years. Besides all of her competitions, In 1990 they took a show lour of 23 Jami ·also teaches students of her members to the Soviet Union. The own. She has 15 students in Netour lasted two weeks and went to the braska City through the recreation cities of Minsx, Moscow and department. Each of these students Lenningrad. They also perform closer · has a half-hour lesson with Jami t<;> home. The group marches in local once a week. parades and sometimes performs halfJami also coordinates the 11ag time shows at Omaha Racers, UNO, corps in Nebraska City and has UNL and Creighton basketball games. taught at UNO flag camps during the Jami has won many competitions by summer. herself and in small groups. For the Jami has had much success in her last eight years she has been named 11 years of twirling. It just goes to Miss Majorette of Nebraska m vari- show that even the most unique talous divisions. In 1992 she won the ents have their rewards. novice two-baton competition in

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Karges. For six consecutive years Karges has been named the most popular v;nety entertainer on the college circuit. He was named 1995 Campus Entertainer of the Year by both the National Association for Campus Activities and Campus Activities Today magazine. He has made over 1500 appearances on more than 500 college campuses in 49 states. His television cre.dits include the Tonight Show with Jay Leno and CNN's Larry King Live. His performance contained various unexplainable events. For example, he passed around a pad of paper on which each member of the audience were to write their name, birthday, phone number or social security number and a thought. Each participant kept his or her piece of paper. , Later on in the show, Karges asked the audience to think about their initialS.or the numbers they wrote.down. He then closed his eyes and asked if there were any Sarah's in the room, and two women stood up. Karges proceeded to recite the numbers and the thoughts that the two women wrote down on their pieces of paper. "First, I couldn't believe that he picked me, and then I couldn't believe he knew the personal stuff I wrote down," said Sarah Hawley, sophomore math education major. At the end of the show, he had his

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(contains opinions of the author) Apathy is the disease that eats our society alive. In business, consumer apathy closes businesses and shopping centers faster than banks can foreclose on the loans those businesses and shopping centers took out. Apathy shuts down major organizations and moves teams like the Cleveland Browns and the Los Angeles Rams and Raiders to greener pastures. This disease becomes even more dreadful when someone else's money is involved. Peru State, as well as. other campuses around the country, suffers from this disease; however, steps have been taken to help find the vaccine for this plague of the technological era. The cure, commonly referred to as Student · Programs and the Campus Activities Board (CAB), remains light but effective. Small doses of Dr. Jim Wand here, Blizzard of Bucks there, and poo1 tournaments around the corner become infused into our scholastic veins every day. CAB and Student Programs try, wholeheartedly, io improve the campus and student way of · life through activities, and believe it or not, their efforts work.

the game room. has since gone through a number of changes.· From that time in 1992 up until jus(last year, the pool tables and video games that the game room.:were owned by a private vendor. Now, the school owns all of the pool, ping pong, air hockey, and foosball tables in the game room, and they can all be played free of charge; plus, the room stays open until midnight. "Now it's free, and it's going to be even better," says Lewellen. ·The fruits ofLewellen's Jabots in the game room extend beyond on-campus use; Lewellen admits that a lot of the activities that C.A~B. is in charge of serve a dual purpose: student activities and school promotion. "It's a big point that they(theAdmissions personel) show students the g a m e

ing to Lewellen; she believes that, if you don't take advantage of programs and services offered at Peru State, "You've missed out on some of your education. We have a lot of things that a lot of students have never had."

WHAT? NO SKYNA:RD? ''The budget is just notthere," says Lewellen in response to questions about bringing in "celebrities." "Our goal is to give the students the most · varietfwith what we have." Another large misconception that runs rampant concerns the quality of the acts brought in by CAB. "People think that just because they're (entertainers) performing in Peru, they're no good," says Heather Layson, CAB president. To their credit, performers such as Dr. Jim Wand and Craig Karges, who have per-

CREATING THE ATMOSPHERE "Atmosphere is always important,". says Barb Lewellen, director of Student Programs. Lewellen, now in her sixth year at Peru State, believes that students need comfort and a place to go that is their own. One of the purposes of the CAB Coffeehouse, according to Lewellen, includes giving people, iraditionals to rion-traditionals to commuters, a place where they can go and relax-maybe have some popcorn, and the fact remains, all students need a place to go and do whatever they need to do in a safe, comfortable environment. As with all new projects, such as the coffeehouse, establishing that specific environment can not be easily done at first, but as Lewellen says, "You hav~ to make a start. You've gotta have a start, and it's not going to be what it's always got to be." Lewellen believes firmly that if things stay constant for too long, they become worthless; everything needs to be constantly evolving for the betterment of· the program. "It's important to get things in plac'e. Then, move forward," says Lewellen. One such project, the game room in the Student Center, has gone through an evolutionary process. Christened in ·November of 1992,


room(on campus tours)," says Lewellen. .

MEETING EVERYONE'S NEEDS "What's an activity for one person is not an activity for another," states Lewellen. Peru's non-traditional and comniuter populations sometimes get left out of the mix when traditional night programs such as variety acts and intramural sports are involved because these students have other responsibilities geared more toward families and work. In regards to the non-traditional students, Lewellen says, ''Their whole life structure is different, but they do have needs that'heed to be met. Some might just want to sit on the chairs outside and enjoy a nice day." Programs that develop through CAB aren't just activities, they serve as educational lessons as well, accord-

formed several times at Peru State, have won many awards and accomplishments in the entertainment industry. They not only play Peru State, they play Penn State and others. "Students don't know the quality they're getting," Lewellen added. Back in the late I 980s, Peru State played host to the likes of Joan Jett and the Blackhearts and Cheap Trick; however, the sacrifices made to bring. those acts in far outweighed the benefits. Not only was the entire campus activities' budget spent on those shows, money had to be pulled from other areas. Even though Peru State does not enjoy the likes of superstars (one drive to Omaha or Kansas City can quench that desire), students have places like the coffeehouse, a game room, a lounge, sand volleyball courts, and so on. The next priority, according to Lewellen, deals with installing pool tables in the residence halls.

to-day basis. ~ Lewellen believes Peru State cam- · "I would have killed to have ~ pus activities attract more students, something like this when I was in ·1 percentage wise, than many of the school," said Clemente. He also"'.'. major universities that do not have added that this may be the only · developed, student-led programs such chance a lot of students will have as CAB. Yet, turnout at many events to.see cinema from other counsponsored by the school surprisingly tries and from the underground low. The low turnouts not only en- movement in this country, and compass variety acts, but it also in- film can enlighten and change ·. cludes sporting events and educa- people just as literature and art . tional forums. can; that's why we bring these J Dan Johnson; Athletic Director, said movies in, Clemente continued. overall attendance at sporting events Despite the low turnout, · has also been declining from previ- Clemente, who also teaches the ous years. This lack of school spirit Film Criticism class, stands firm , reflects badly on the school. Approxi- on his effort to bring more cul- , mately I 00 people attended the men's ture to this college. "I'm not go- ; basketball home. opener. On that ing to let ignorance dictate what same night, Craig Karges put on his I do," he said. "You just have to show for well keep doing what you do and hope over 100 things get better. And if they don't, do it anyway." people. Did the fact SPOONBENDER SPEAKS that both Illusionist Craig Karges, who re- . events hap- cently performed at Peru State, pened on the feels that a major reason for stusame night dent apathy can be directed tocancel each ward the evolution of technology. other out atten- "It's hard to get people to go out," dance wise? Karges said. "They can just push Before we a button and get anything." (He consider that added that being a closet resiquestion, con- dence hall dweller is easier to acsider this: the complish due to the internet, attendance for gaming systems, and cable TV.) the women's "You can get so isolated." basketball Apathy, Kargcs believes, has behome opener come more of a problem now barely broke than ever. Karg.cs spoke or a per60. More formance series he was involved than 1000 with a few years back, and durpeople live in ing this time, he played for a this town. crowd of 50 at a major univerAnd when students do go to games, sity. After the show, the school's they act as if they're attending a vigil. representative congratulated him On Monday the 20th, Peru faced-off and made Karges aware that his. against Kansas Wesleyan, and lost in show hands-down had the best the final minute by a score of 78-80. turnout the school had had all In spite of the excitement of the game, year for the series, "Some of the the students that did show up (and sat large schools don't have very. in the graveyard known as the student good activities boards. They'll section) could not cheer! The bring in between two and four big Wheeler Activity Center filled with hames a year but nothing on a the noise from the parents and sur- regular basis," he said. rounding community members, and To his credit, Kargcs enjoys the only students that noticeably coming to Peru State, and he percheered sat with them- a 78-80 forms at smaller schools because,• game! Clearly, those that wish to one, more smaller schools exist, 1 cheer should sit on the west side. and two, the amount of personal Anqther fledgling program, Cinema expression he can generate wiv Classics, has also felt the crunch of more personal setting helps him 1 apathy. ter his act even more. Karges r Sponsored by Dr. Bill Clemente, added that using the cafeteria in Cinema Classics airs movies twice a student center creates a more at week (Mondays and Wednesdays) ence friendly atmosphere than 1 featuring both mainstream films, such atres and recital halls which seeri as Animal House and Strange Brew, constrict and intimidate a lot to international films that students people. Hence, fewer people atthave absolutely no access to on a day- events in recital halls and theatre


Lack of student su1 By Chris Raabe (contains opinions of author) Two years ago, Peru State's volleyball team vanquished the opposition in the Regional Tournament and advanced to the National Tournament. The Al Wheeler Activity Center was packed and LOUD. This year, the squad returns to the Big Dance, and support lacked in extreme fashion. Dan Johnson, Peru State Athletic Director,

stated, "We have good athlete attendance, but we don't have the support. People aren't getting into it as much." Other events coinciding with athletic events create part of the problem. Johnson also cited classes offered only at night and not during the day doesn't help either. The biggest problem may reside in media coverage. Volleyball coach Jim Callendar stated, ''There isn't as much media coverage. There are fewer write ups in the local papers." The media posters of the past remain in the past. "People missed out on some great volleyball," Callendar commented. Take a look at the athletics at the

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~rtainment are (clockwise from left) Cheryl Fryer, The Famous Dancing Chickens (Barb Lewellen and Julie Taylor), Dr. Dennis Ciesielski, Shawn Schacht and Matt Asher, l Barb Lewellen and Dr. Sara Crook. -photos by Jesse Henderson and Heather Joy Layson

coming dance in particuiar, ~ve be'.lne event that has been admittedly come tradition (like sporting events). ~nsistent throughout the years at Yet, even more of a tradition, many lthering a large number of students students get hammered and then make one time has been the school an appearance at the dances. lnces. Part of this may be because Despite this logic, many feel that it ,,cial interaction between. sexes would be better for the school if these kes place, a lot of people sweat and people that did drink would not even ~body gets hurt until country swing come to the dance at all-again, tra. unveiled. 'Plus, dances, the home- dition. And to the conservative's de-


fense, these people have a point because the law deems it illegal to be intoxicated on school property. This, of course, does not mean people will stop doing it. To come full circle, drinking goes along with the main principles of apathy. Drinking makes the consumer lethargic, and when people start drinking after classes in the middle

of the afternoon, it is highly unlikely that their presence· will be felt positively at home games orC.A.B. sponsored events, if at all. · One simple fact remains-programs get measured by the amount of revenue and support they receive, and if support disappears from these activities, so will the activities. What be-


oort could mean' !!.l coach, commented, "As a player, ,e support can help so much. When ·ire is no support at home, it makes .ings a lot tougher. It's like no one

~res." Low attendance takes its toll on re·ruiting, as well. "Recruits always sk about the support at home," 'allcndar stated. In the recruiting 1ar, Peru State could lose out to ;hools with better fan support. In ie big equation of things, this means ·c downfall of Peru athletics. When 'cruits don't come, fans d.on 't know bout games, and school spirit dies-1e program dies. ·Since 1992, the campus support of ,)Orting events has declined notice-

ably. Players look back at game tapes, and they can not believe the overflow crowds rooting on the Bobcats, win or lose. Extra bleachers stood unde_r each basket to handle the people, but it was still standing room only. Where has the support gone? Johnson commented, "Students do not have as much free time on their hands as in past years. Peru State does not have a big community, geographically." However, Peru is located in relatively the same area as it was four years ago. The community support has declined as well. The loss of the Peru Parent Program could contribute to this fact. The program was designed

to give freshman help him/her out w college. In retu given a pass t discontinuati Program im School sp themselves i do attend ga ting on their cessions. But in chants. The cheerleaders rece1 ne forms within the last year, b do not grace the Al Wheeler A Center with their presence eith the cheerleaders can't attend, who can blame the students. Last year, the

comes of a school without activities? The school turns into a prison where its inhabitants live limited to what they can and can not do. We have a choice in what we can do, but if we do not exercise that choice and start attending activities and cheering at games, the choice will be phased out by lack of financial support from places that matter.

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for no conference crown or divisional title. They play for themselves, the fans, and Peru State College. The time has come for people to take notice and pull athletics from the mire. When athletics goes, what will be next department to be phased out? Perhaps it will be the band. No halftime marching; no pep rally to play for. Perhaps intramural activities will follow suit. Kiss the Physical Education department good-bye. Then will the Al Wheeler Activity Center be phased out, as well. If the proper action is not taken, this tail spin will end when Peru State College ceases to exist. That would be a sad day, indeed.

Alpha C'hi members inducted Fifteen receive honor on Nov. 19 By Debbie Sailors

with over 250,000 members. Each fall, the PSC Faculty Senate Fifteen students became new nominates students for membership. members of Alpha Chi, an academic Membership in Alpha Chi represents honor society, at an induction an opportunity for students to present ceremony held Sunday, Nov. 19, at scholastic work at regional and the Benford Recital Hall in the Jindra national conventions held each year. Fine Arts Building. Only juniors and· Alpha Chi does not focus on any one seniors with grade point averages in area of study. Scholastic work can the top 10 percent of their classes include research papers, dramatic were eligible for this honor. These presentations, artistic works or students must also have completed 24 musical performances. The regional Peru State College credit hours within convention is to be held at Northwest the last year. Missouri State University in In the fall of 1980, PSC was Marysville in March. installed as the Nebraska Delta The new members of Alpha Chi are Chapter of Alpha Chi, a national Cynthia Bell and Dusk Junker, collegiate academic honor society

Education honored PSC PRESIDENT ROBERT L. BURNS and PSC senior Jennifer Hurt recentlysignedadocumentproclaimingtheweekofNov.12-18 as "Education Week" at tlie college. -photo by Kent Propst

seniors; and Caroline Bridger, Mindy Brockman, Sabine Clapper, Jean Gibbons,. Amber Hypse, Brent Lottman, Michelle Lane, Colleen Mincer, Marlene Oaks, Matthew Reuter, Mary Stewart, Leo Trimmer and Daniel Vice, juniors. New officers were also installed at Sunday's ceremonies. They are as follows: Mindy Brockman, president; Michelle Lane, vice president; Amber Hypse, secretary; Brent Lottrrian, treasurer; and Leo Trimmer, student delegate. Faculty sponsor for Alpha Chi is Dr. David Edris, chairman of the Humanities Division.

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Progress reports completed, available .for inspection By Freedom Robinson Progress reports are completed and can be picked up at the Registrar's Office. A progress report is a list of classes students have taken, the grade they received and a list of classes that need to be taken in order to graduate. The first page tells how many hours the student has taken, the GPA, how many upper division hours taken and the year of the student. The next page lists all of the general studies divided into categories as in the catalog. On the third page is the academic major, what catalog the student is under, and how many hours the student needs to fill the major. Work begins on the progress reports only after a student has completed 30 credit hours. Progress reports are completed upon arrival for transfer students. A note to transfer students states, "Grades are not accepted in transfer, only credit hours the student has successfully completed. Therefore, a check- mark is used in

the grade column to indicate transfer hours. All transfer grades must be C or higher for courses required, elected, or selected to complete major course requirements." When asked why several students have had problems with some of the progress reports, Alice Hamilton, academic credentials technician, said. "They were probably not updated; we have been working on them, and· they should be updated now." Students are encouraged to look at their progress reports to make sure they don't take any unnecessary classes. Students can also look at their transcripts. A transcript is a copy of the students permanent record. If a student wishes to take the report from the office there is a $4.00 charge. A transcript begins as soon as a student begins taking classes. Students can check out their progress reports for as long as they want to at no charge, as long as it is returned to the Registrar's Office.

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PSC holds Business : Information Day •• By Troy Moraine Approximately 155 high-school students visited Peru State College on Nov.15, as a part o_f Business Information Day. The students attended four sessions: entrepreneurship, keys to interviewing, deterring shoplifting and importance of the internet. Students in the Business Division put this program together. Each session lasted for one hour, and then the students moved on to another session. The students then had a break for lunch at noon and at 1 p.m. they all met at the College Theatre and discussed the day's events. Some of the teachers who helped out were Dr. Jiin Thomas, professor of business and dean of Continuing Education; Paul Hinrichs, instructor of science and technology; Dave Ruenholl, director of Nebraska Business Development Center; and Ted Harshbarger, director of Cooperative Education and Career Services. Each one of them covered a different session. This is the third year Peru has held Business InformatiOn Day. Awards and a $50 savings bond were given out as prizes.

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DR. BILL CLEMENTE, ASSOCIATE professor of English at PSC, teaches a class of gifted children after school. -photo by Josh Whitney

By Josh Whitney The future poets of the next century are having their minds fed here at Peru State College. Dr. Bill Clemente, associate professor of English, is teaching a group of seven gifted kids in the Omnibus program. The Class meets once a week at 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and centers on creative writing. Dr. Clemente thoroughly enjoys teaching the fourth, fifth and graders, calling the class "a lot of fun." The Omnibus program is a program for gifted lids who achieve a composite score of 90 or above on the Iowa Test of Basic Development. It gives them classes after school once a week for six weeks. According to the students, the classes are educating

and entertaining for them. Besides Clemente's class in creative writing, there are classes in aerodynamics and art among others in the program. The class that Clemente teaches is more of a workshop than a class. The kids write in class under the guidance and encouragement of Clemente and his volunteer helpers. The writing the kids produce is always interesting .. The creativity they show is tremendous. Their perspective never cease~ to be thought provoking and can sometimes bring about a chuckle or two. In one sessibn, the kids' first assignment was to write apology poems that apologize for some makebelieve act for which they really are not sorry. The next assignment was to incorporate some Spanish words

from a given list into their poem. The following week they wrote wish poems that showed some remarkable creativity that was matched only by the next poems which were to invite a friend to some make-believe place and convince them to come. In the next class they wrote about Halloween and gave new viewpoints on the ancient holiday. Consistently, the kids consider the class fun and look forward to coming every time. They very much enjoy writing in class. Some even said that they were tempted to possibly write outside of class. The energy these kids possess is enough to wear out a spectator. "They keep you young," Clemente states.

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"Peru State is set to break a lot of barriers and make major moves ahead, and Doug -1\.fason will be a big part ofthat." That is what Dr. Robert Burns, PSC president, has said about the college's new Director of Admissions and C o l 1 e g e

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- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - • He said, "In terms of job placement "Here we a after graduation, [PSC is] doing have combination far better than the national of the quality average." education of a _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _Doug _ _ _Mason .__ _ state school, t h e program at Southwestern College in atmosphere of a small private college Winfield, KS, for three years. and low cost too. That's a dynamite Although the high school class of combination. 1994 was the smallest in the nation ''There are a lot of unique qualities in the last 30 years, Mason believes about Peru State that, in terms of

PSC hosts arts and humanities panel

A PANEL OF DISTINGUISHED ARTS AND HUMANITIES SCHOLARS discussed the future of the arts and humanities in America at an event hosted by Peru State College. The panel discussion featured (from left) Jane Renner Hood and Molly Fisher of the Nebraska Humanities Council, Ron Hull of Nebraska Public Television, George Neubert of the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Peggy Jones of Peru State, Littleton Alston and Ashton Welch of Creighton University, and Suzanne Wise and Neville Murray of the Nebraska Arts Council. culture." Audience members reacted positively to the event. Dr. Toney McCrann, associate professor of English, feels the panel served a useful purpose. He commented, "It's interesting to see people like Ron Hull

to get their spin on events." Associate Professor of Ei:1glish Dr. Bill Clemente agrees and said, "I sincerely wish we'd see more of this kind of informative discussion format about various topics on campus." Jones was pleased with the panel

Credit transfers now made easier By Dawn May

Twenty-five of Nebraska's junior colleges, colleges and universities have recently agreed on groundbreaking policies to make credit transfers easier. These policies, now known as the "Nebraska Transfer Initiative, have been in effect at Peru State College since 1993, according to Dr. Terry Smith, vice president of -academic

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Peru State College hosted an arts md humanities panel discussion in .he College Theatre on Oct. 30. The event, which was held in conjunction with National Arts and Humanities month, featured a variety of artists and humanities scholars. PanelistsUiscussed the importance of arts and humanities in society, as well as the effect Congressional budget cuts may have on arts and humanities programs. Panelists inc.luded Jane Renner Hood and Molly Fisher of the Nebraska Humanities Council, Ron Hull of Nebraska Public Television, George Neubert of the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Peggy Jones of PSC, Littleton Alston and A~hton Welch of Creighfon University and Suzanne Wise and Neville Murray of the Nebraska Arts Council. Peggy Jones, assistant professor of • art and the event's coordinator, said the purpose of the panel was to look at the role of arts and humanities in our culture. Jones believes that · funding for the arts and humanities is essential and stated, "If endowments arc gone, we lose a large part of our

student recruitment, we haven't tapped yet.. For example, in terms of job placement after graduation we are doing far better than the national average. To have a 90 percent placement rate within nine months of graduation is fantastic, ar j it's a huge selling.point." Consequently, he believes in two years PSC "will have challenges in dealing with the number of students attending PSC" and wanting to live in the residence halls.

affairs. PSC also has similar agreements with institutions in Iowa, Kansas and Missouri. The student with a college transfer associate degree from a junior college or trade school wanting to transfer to PSC benefits the most"'from the policies. A student with this degree from an accredited institution can enter PSC with a junior class standing, or if the student has fewer than 60 hours, all hours will transfer.

''There is a perceived gap between two-year and fourcyear institutions," said Smith. "Hopefully, this Initiative will close that gap and make transfers seamless." Smith said that, under the old policies, the course being transferred must have been exactly the same as the course offered at PSC. Often, the previous school was asked for a syllabus and course description before a credit transfer was granted.

discussion as well. She believes the fact that high-quality panelists voluntarily gave of their time reflects the level of commitment to the arts and humanities. Jones stated, "If we don't fund the effort to civilize us in spite of ourselves, who will?"

The sclledule for the Madrigal Dinner for Christmas has been released. The dinner is an event in . which you can take a step back in time and dine in the king's court. A full-course meal is served, accompanied by Wassail (a drink representing wine). This year's dinner features the Madrigal singers, who throughout the dinner entertain the audience with music of the time. Dr. Royal Eckert will mesmerize the audience with his stories. The jester presiding over the ceremony is Russell Crouch, sophomore speech/drama major. When asked about his favorite part of the dinner he said, "Probably interacting with the crowd and the Mummer's play." Again this year the Peru Players will present St George's Play. The cast forthe play has not yet been released. The Madrigal Dinner for Christmas will be on campus Dec. 8 and 9, and there will be an extra performance at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Nebraska City on Dec. 10. The price is $12.00 for students and $15.00 for nonstudents. The show in Nebraska City is $12.00.

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hoopsters sPring into action defense proves Tough women's basketball off By Jennifer Froeschl

The Peru State Lady Bobcats met the York Lady Panthers in basketball action on Nov. 14 at the Al Wheeler Activity Center. Throughout most of the first half, the teams were within one or two points of each other. With six minutes left in the half, York pulled away with a five point lead making the score !Oto 15. With two minutes left in the half, the Bobcats picked up the defense and came back to trail by only one. Freshman Deana Christiansen, · sunk a shot with 1:02 left. This sent the ladies into their locker room with a one point lead over the Panthers. Increasing the intensity in the ~ec·­ ond half, the ladies gradually walked away with the rest ofthe game. Assistant coach Phil Weldele commented on the team's success. "During half-time we realized that we were playing good defense, but we needed to execute better on offense." The aggressive defense mentioned by Weldele continued as the Bobcats allowed the Panthers to score only two points in the first six minutes of

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the second half. Peru State then stepped up the offense and jumped to an eight point lead with fourteen minutes left. In the final seconds of the dual, Amy Petry, 5 ft. 6 in. freshman fired in a three pointer at the buzzer to seal the 54 to 36 victory over the Panthers. Angie Hubach, 5 ft. 9 in. junior, led the team offensively with sixteen points and defensively with thirteen points. The Bobcats opened up their season with a 72 to 60 victory over Moµnt Marty of Yankton, SD. They then suffered a close loss, 42 to 47, to Avila College of Kansas City, MO. Peru State shot 28 percent in the second half while the ladies from Avila shot 42 percent. Hubach was the leader in this game with fourteen points and eleven rebounds. In their first tournament of the season at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, MO, on Nov. 1718, the ladies went 0-2 to two previously undefeated teams. "We played two very talented NCAA divisiOn II . teams. Both games were a good measuring stick for us to see what we need

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to work on," commented Coach Tera Kreklau. She noted that the main' thing they need to work on is offensive execution, "It will just take time for the players to know how to play with each other," she said. The NWMSU Bearcats handed the Bobcats their first loss of the tournament, 42 to 74. Jen Trouba, 6 ft. senior, scored 10 points to lead Peru State .while Hubach dished out six assists. In their second game, the Bobcats fell to Southwest Baptist, 58 to 71. Hubach put in 19 points while Petry scored 16 points. Currently the team is shooting 37 percent from the field. "We seem to have a lot of team unity, which is very important. We get along on and off the court very well. Eventually our rough edges will smooth out as we continue playing together," commented Jill Schulte, 5 ft. 6 in. junior. The Bobcats will travel to Graceland College in Lamoni, Iowa on November 28 and will then be back on their home court to face Benedictine of Atchison, Kansas on December I.

Bobcats use three~point bombs in early season win over Central Methodist By Matt Uher

The men's basketball team entered the Dana Tournament this past weekend with a 2-1 record. The Bobcats opened first round action against Grand View College, Des Moines, IA. Grand View defeated the Bobcats 8375. Rockurst, Kansas City, MO., defeated the Bobcats in a close one by the score of 54-53. The Peru State Bobcats fell victim to Dakota State, Madison, SD. This was the Bobcat's first loss of the season. Dakota State shot 48 percent from the field and hit of 19 three pointers while the Bobcats shot a mere 39 percent in a 92-70 loss. Junior Tom Riley was the leading scorer for the Bobcats with 18 points, and Lance Cohn, junior, was the leading rebounder with seven boards. Baker College, Baldwin City, Kansas fell victim to the visting Bobcats, 90-89. Greg Thompson, junior point


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guard, scored 22 points, added five assists and pulled down seven rebounds in the victory. Others scoring for the Bobcats were Riley with 18, Lawernce Hollier, junior, 16 and Demarcus Johnson, junior, added 14 points and six boards. The Bobcats opened their season with a thrilling victory over Central Methodist College, Fayette, MO., 8886. The Bobcats used effective free throw shooting to propell them to victory. The Bobcats used the three point

shot as a weapon against Central Methodist making 10 trifectas from beyond the circle. Riley led all scorers with 23 points, while Johnson added 15. Thompson and Scott Daniel, junior, put in 13 each. Thompson led the Bobcats with eight assists, while Hollier pulled down 11 rebounds. Next home action for the Bobcats will be after the Thanksgiving holiday on November 30 against Dana College.

TOM RILEY DRIVES FOR THE HOOP AND SOME HARM in the Bobcat's season opening victory over Central Methodist in the Wheeler Center. -photo by Matt Uher

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Guy bending spoons beats out volleyballer's run for nationals

When f;&s-~ai freshman, lsaw' college athl.etics at its finest 1 stumbled down three flights of Delzell's stairs, crossed the only street in Peru, and entered the Oak Bowl for the first time. · This was no desolate arena of hushes. I saw it. as powerful, invigorating, and awesome. The only reason.people ventured home at half-time was to tap. the keg and return for the sec~ ond half. The. only. i;mpty •seats

were on the visitors' side. Now, I read letters. in the paper about the band's "tasteless" cheers. The players competein front of hushes. '\Vith all the open seats, I problem moving away from those offending band members. In fact, there should be enough room to sit on your hands, too. .Those cheers were here, when Uirst came and will be here, when I am gone. . Let's talk fan support. The Peru State volleyball squad had a most impressive regular and post-season. Most of you went to see Craig Karges bend spoons and missed the bOat. Two years ago, extra seating was made available for the overflow crowd of students. This year, I witnessed a dismal showing of

support. · The 'Cats were on the road to the Nlltional Tourney, and you could have heard a pin drop. This lack of school spirit rests on the shoulders of the younger gen- · eration of Bobcat fans, who race home on Friday night to see their old high school teams lose. The spirit is not dead at PSC but could be gasping on last breaths. Is it basketball's turn to play in ari empty Wheeler Center? I apologize to the seniors playing their last season at this institution. This is not the just, reward you deserve. Home field advantage can not be a phrase utilized to describe the friendly conf"mes at Peru State. Maybe the football team had a sub-par season, but they won't im-




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prove without the needed support. My hat goes otT to the PSC band and those great cheers. And I hope my boys in the end zone come back next year. The torch of school spirit needs to be fueled and passed on... Opponents should cringe at the thought of playing in Peru, not fall to the ground in obscene laughter. I am calling the old rowdies to arms. Bring your penny-IDied milk jugs and your face paint. The time of resurrection cries for the Bobcat spirit of old to rear its Hacksaw Jim Duggan head. If athletics decomposes to oblivion, the school may soon follow. Hello. Is there anybody home? Would the last one out of Peru State please turn off the lights?

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Bobcat's ,football season en s with loss to Wesleyan Plainsmen By Chris Raabe

The Peru State football squad traveled to Lincoln, Nebraska on Nov. 11 to play the final game of the Bobcat's 1995 gridiron campaign. The Plainsmen of Nebraska Wesleyan stood between the Bobcats and a fourth win of the season. · · Seven Peru State turnovers and a powerful, Plainsmen ground attack sent the 'Cats home losers. Peru State fell behind early, when Nebraska

Wesleyan scored three times in the , first quarter to front 20-0. The Bobcats struck pay dirt early in the second period on a 12 yard scoring strike from Jamie Stinson to Korey Reiman. Jeff Morgan's extra point put the Cats within 13 points. Unfortunately, the Plainsmen rattled off 27 unanswered points as the Bobcats struggled offensively. Peru State could manage only 194 yards of total offense, while Nebraska Wesleyan ran wild: Plainsmen

tailback EdWedmeyer bolted for 204 yards and two touchdowns. The 'Cats rushed for 80 yards as a team. The Peru State defen~<'> 'vas led by Nick Maher's 12 tack.le~. Jermaine "Beef' Sharpe recorded the only sack for Peru State in this white washing. The Bobcats finish 3-5-1, winning only one of their last seven games. Since 1993, Peru State has compiled a record of9-19-l. The last Bobcat winning season occurred in 1992, when the Bobcats finished 7-2-1.

Sacred Heart's streak ends By Dawn May

Give her the rock, baby! FRESHMAN GUARD SHANNON TOWNSEND nails a jumper from the perimeter in a home victory over visiting Mount Marty on November 9. The 'Cats romped, 72-60. -photo by Jesse Henderson

They have been accused of recruiting players and of allowing only the best athletes to attend their school, but all they have really done is win. And win they did. The Falls. City Sacred Heart Irish football team won an inctedible 87 games in a row before losing to the Table Rock Tigers on Nov. '6 in a double-overtime game. During, Sacred Heart's seven-year reign, 36 of their vktcries came by the 45-point rule. Only two games went into overtime. Three classes of seniors didn't loose a varsity game during their careers. The Irish runners gained 24,806 yards or 14.1 miles. Thirty-one players made the all-state list. The all-state list for this year's squad has not been released. Coach Doug Goltz, a 1987 PSC

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and shot at the National Championship CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 moving up four positions from their . previous 17th ranking. Callender believes this is exactly where they need to be. "We're already being considered a 'sleeper team.' Many times it's those teams in the 9th-12th rank-

ing that really surprise people. It's those teams which are dangerous to the highest ranking teams." Tuesday, Nov. 28, is the departure date for the Lady Bobcats. They will be allowed practice times in the Point Loma gymnasium in San Diego to put

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the final touches on the game plans and strategies. The Lady Bobcats will take on Montevallo of Alabama and Point Loma of California on Thursday in best of five matches. Despite the fact that each of these teams are very dominating, Parker has optimism. "Some of us played in the National Tournament in 1993, so hopefully this time it won't seem so overwhelming. It's just like any other tournament. The best team will win!"

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graduate, now in his ninth year at Sacred Heart, had inherited a winless team when he started in 1987. Goltz and assistant coach Dennis Prichard, also in his ninth year, hold a current 101-8 record. "The winning streak isn't something we talked about, but everyone we played was wanting to end it. We emphasized to the team that if we lost, it wasn't going to be because we weren't prepared," Goltz said. Prichard thinks that the Sacred Heart community deserves a big share of the credit for the wins. 'They, rather than the coaches, have to do with the ability of the kids. We arc very lucky to get these talented athletes and good kids," he said. Jeff Schawang, senior accounting and business management major, was part of the incredible streak.

Schawang, a 1991 Sacred Heart graduate, helped his alma mater win their first ever State Championship in 1989. He said, "At the time (that I graduated), it was a big deal that we had won six straight championships. We had won the football, basketball and track championships in 1989 and 1990. We weren't even thinking in terms of a long football streak." Both coaches are looking forward to next year. They are only losing five seniors and the up-and-coming freshmen have an undefeated record. Goltz concluded, "Our first game next year will be Sep. 6 at Falls City's Jug Brown Stadium against Table Rock. That is a huge motivator for the team." Will this be the beginning of a new and longer winning streak? Watch and see.

Wannabees take title By Andrea Tee

"Intramurals are going very well. tThe students are getting more comfortable with me and the way I like things run," said Dave Teske, intramural director. "It's very important that the emphasis be on having fun and participating rather than winning." Speaking of having fun, in flag football the NFL Wannabees beat the !Loose Cannons in the championship game on Nov. 12 to take the title. Volleyball is underway and continues until Nov. 29. There are nine earns in the running, and may the best team win. Upcoming activities include: • wiffieball: sign-ups Nov. 22-29 • five-on-five basketball (men,women,coed): sign-ups

are Dec. 6-13, play beginning in spring • three-on-three Schick's Super Hoops basketball tournament Dec. 13 (watch posting for signup dates and location) There are still work study positions open for intramural officials. Previous playing experience is preferred, but training will also be provided. Teske would like to include some less physical activities for spring, such as game room activities, cards and even a Sega tournament. "My goal is that everyone who participates have something to show for their participation. This may mean winning a shirt, meeting new people, making a friend or just socializing through school activities," said Teske.




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FOR ANY INFORMATION LEADING TO THE APPREHENSION OF MR. PETER and any other members of the R.L.0. who may have been involved in the shooting of Randal Nutsnack. Mr. Peter, A.K.A. Brian Dennehy, may or may not have scars all over parts of his body. At the time of the incident, Mr. Peter had hair, bufit may or may not have been cut off by now. DO NOT APPROACH MR. PETER UNLESS YOU HAVE HAD A RABIES SHOT! He has the ability, also, to make his eyes turn red in the presence of a quick flashing lightsource. Mr. Peter may or may not be armed; however, if anyone would like to take his family hostage, his hole is l I 4 mile west of the golf course in Nebraska City. Do not be fooled by the faux B. Bunny mailbox and the burrowing around the entrance. Contact animal antiterrorism expert John Musafa if you have any details or a rabbit because really all rabbits look the same. Besides, anyone convicted of this crime is going to be put awa immediate! and ho e for the death enal I mean after all it's not California .

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Pretty stupid idea these guys came up with, but it sure made people laugh.

The $20 million man is back on the big screen with his newest movie, Ace Ventura, Wizen Nature Calls. Jim Carrey, who makes $20 million per motion picture, stars in the sequel to the highly successful Ace Ventura Pet Detective. In his newest adventure, Ace Ventura has to travel to Africa to find the Great White Bat. The trick is, if Ventura doesn't find the bat, two African tribes will fight to the death. There is something else too, Ventura hates bats and refuses to touch them. But according to Ventura, all living creatures deserve a chance, so he takes the case; plus he is getting paid $20,000, so that doesn't hurt any. This isn't just any ordinary detective movie. Ventura has his own style

and uses it to track down the Great White Bat. Whether it be riding around in a robotic rhino, wrestling with an alligator, driving recklessly, or just meditating, Ventura does it all. I see why Carrey makes $20 million a picture, because this film has no supporting cast. But who cares? Jim Carrey is hilarious as Ace Ventura, and there will probably be more sequels in the future. I think that the director just told Carrey what he wanted and let him go wild. This movie has no rules, and Carrey just displays his talent as a great come- i di an. There is no great acting in this movie, but if you what to just sit back and laugh, I recommend this movie. On a scale ofone to four stars, I give this movie 2 1/2 stars.

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December 15, 1995

Vol. 73 Issue 5

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Distance Learning Center open for business Two classes scheduled for spring '96 By Robin L. Payton Dr. Robert Bums, PSC president, was one of the speakers at the celebration of the opening of PSC's new Distance Leaming Center on Nov. 28. Located on the third floor of T. J. Majors Bldg., the center will be used for two classes next semester and oth~rs in the fall. The two classes that will be offered in the center next fall dre Political Science 426: American Constitutional Law and Psychology 1-60: Psychology of Corrections and A.t-Risk Youth Education. instructors at Metropolitan Commu-

nity College in Omaha participated in the ceremonies in real-time from their own interactive learning facilities. After Dr. Bums' remarks, the Metropolitan faculty played a taped program which explained distance learning and its possible benefits to students. The tape was followed by a miniature lesson given by Dr. Sara Crook, assistant professor of history and political science. The lesson included tips for presenting items to distant learners, such as how large the typing on paper must be for students to view the text on television monitors. The event lasted from 3:30 p.m. to approximately 5 p.m. and was attended by large numbers of PSC students; faculty, administration and staff.

DR. SARA CROOK, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF HISTORY and political science, presents material for the opening of PSC's distance learnin classroom in TJMa"ors. - hoto b Robin Pa on

Recreational trail south of Brownville in the works; several-groups helping project By Amelia McAlexander

get this project off to a good start by ing land measurements. However, also sponsoring a grant for additional not much more can be done until A proposed recreational trail from trail funds. after January 1, 1996, due to conNebraska City to south of Brownville The NRD is presently drafting a trail tractors still removing rails and ties. 1-ias been the subject of heated debate plan it hopes to have completed by the A NRD subcommittee has been ."or the past year. In October the end of this year. This plan will then formed by NRD directors. The comNemaha Natural Resources District be submitted to the state along with a mittee includes Chuck Chase, Mike (NRD) took legal possession of the application for funds. The grant the Speece, Ronald Heskett, Alfred rail bank corridor, and discussion has NRD is applying for is a federal grant Gigstad, Kathy Wittler and Howard oegun on the 'future of the old tract. given to. states from the Highway Sautter. This committee will assist TheJ~ails to trails, a naiional orga- Commission called Inter-State Trans- in advising the formation of the trail, nizario~ Jhat takes uill!Sed railways portat.ion _Et~hancement Activities, or but states that th!l public needs to beand converts them info.trails, tlaS ISTEA. This grant is specifically for. CQTJI~ involved .. sponsoi:edapproximately 85th'otisa:nd · iloii moionzoo tratisp&rta:tion and wiil An 0rganization of citizens, landdollarstowlirds ihe project. Noimally match the applicants fonds at a ratio owners and trail enthusiasts is bethe organization offsets its costs by of 80 to 20. ing formed. Anyone wishing to join salvaging the rails arid ties from ihe Some work has already ~n accom- may. contact the NRD office. This· .::xisting track,. but in· this case has plished along the trail itSelf. The will be the community's trail, and pledgeddts support: without iiny sal- . Honey €reek bridge has been re- , decisions need to be made. vageable materials at the site. The moved, but has not been replaced. The: Those who have suggestions or Nebraska Game and Parks Commis- Boy Scouts of America have helped concerns need to participate. ..ion has ient another helping hand to in measupng existing bridges and. tak-

ighyvay 75 construction roving mess for drivers By Amber N. Hypse

four lanes." He added, "Two lanes will handle the traffic that we have." Attention commuters! Anyone Goering also explained, ''The Contraveling north of the Peru tum-off structors, Inc. out of Lincoln have on Highway 75 will notice the im- the bid." However, the engineering mense mess of road construction. It office is in Tecumseh. is becoming a rising concern, espeEverything is under construction, cially since the arrival of winter including bridges. Eventually a trafweather. Rumors have been spread- fic light will be installed when the ing about what is actually being first bridge over the viaduct is bedone, making it difficult to distin- ing redone. The bridge will be built ( guish the faets. one half at a time. At this time, de' Dennis GQtlnng, highway mainte~ tau~ ~nct nag people fil'e not ex. nance superintendent of the Ne- pected. bi:aska Department of Roads in AuGoering recommends all travelers burn, said the road ..presentiy being, possible to take highway 67 when traveled will be.. moved, and it will going to Peru. The road is better; it become the· shoulder for the new is shouldered; and there is less trafroad being built. He eontinued, "Ev- fic on it. erything· is being redone." The anticipated completion date is 1;.he newroad will remain two set for the fall of I 996. However, : laries. Goering-said, ~'Though traf- as Goering remarked, "Anything is counts, it wasn'tfeasible to have sub·ect to change."




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Theater's futu By Heather Joy Layson and Amy Bremers

i>SC'S CONCERT CHOIR, with direction byDr. Thomas Ediger, per~ormed their final concert of the year Dec. 3.-photo by Andrea Tee

What is the future of the theater department at PSC? Right now, the answer doesn't seem clear. In the first part of r-{ovember, Heather Stutheit, senior speech I drama I English major who graduates this December, talked to Dr. Terry Smith, vice president of academic affairs and asked that someone be hired for the spring 1996 semester to help out with the theater department. "Since I was graduating, !offered to apply for [the job]," Stutheit said. "[Dr. Smith] said that he had not thought about it for a long time and would get back to me."

According to Stutheit and Dr. Charles Harper, professor of speech I theater, Dr. David Edris, chairman of the Humanities Division, then talked to Smith stating why Stutheit's proposal was a good idea. However, Smith turned down the proposal. Smith said that at the beginning of the school year he had" asked Dr. Harper if they (the upper division theater majors) do not have live mainstage theater experiences will the academic po[!ion of their program prepare tl)em sufficiently as degreereceiving majors, and he said 'yes'." Harper admitted in a formal memo to Smith that he was wrong when he said that he believed most of the upper division theater majors were ex-

perienced enough. " In that memo I stated the reasons why Heather should be hired, and said that earlier I had been wrong; the students do need live theater to prepare them for their degrees," Harper said. Again Smith turned down the proposal. "What I respo~ded by saying was that we made a decision about what we were going to do at the beginning of the year, and there's no new evidence to lead us to believe that the decision was wrong. We began this year with the professional advice of the theater faculty member; we took his advice; he's changed his mind, but we've made our plans. We're set for the year."



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Do you think it was right for President Clinton to send troops to Bosnia? Why or why not?

By Dawn May

Dr. William Snyder, professor of economics

It's true, I can't drive 55 mph! No matter how hard I try, I find my speedometer creeping up into the ticket zone. Let's just face the facts. I like to go fast. Really fast. Those of you whom I pass on a regular basis will agree. Thanks to President Clinton's signing of a $6 billion road bill on Nov. 27, federal restrictions on speed limits have been removed and each state can now set their own limit. Why, you may ask, should the speed limit be increased? First of all, common sense is common sense, no matter how fast you drive. On Dec. 8, Montana reverted to its

pre-197 4 policy of "reasonable and prudent" speeds during daylight hours and 65 mph on interstates at night. Montana drivers are trusted to use their own judgement and common sense. Given that trust, most people will do the responsible thing. Those who choose not to comply are dealt with appropriately. Second, people drive above the speed limit on a regular basis. Speeders are, for the most part, law-abiding citizens. If drivers are not endangering the lives of others or being reckless, they shouldn't be fined. Next, the money you save on gas by driving 55 mph, especially in newer model vehicles, is a minimal amount. If

you are that concerned about the money you are spending on gas, go slower. Last, but not least, raising the speed limit would give our law enforcement officials more time to pursue "real" ·criminals. In other words, quit picking on me! Judging from the number of people that passed me on Interstate 29 while I was passively driving 65, the more popular opinion of the.driving masses is to raise the limit and do it quickly. But, until at least January, Nebraskans must keep driving 55 on highways and 65 on the interstates. Until then ... well ... I'll try to drive 55, maybe.

"No. Hhink essentially it is a civil! war. I don't think outsiders can1 successfully intervene in a civil war. Also it places U.S. men and women at risk with little chance of resolving this century old conflict. Tito successfully retreated into the hills against the Germans and conducted guerilla warfare."

Dr. David Ainsworth, education chairperson "I think it is a mistake. First, the terrain is made for guerilla warfare, a very similar situation to that of Vietnam. Secondly, I have real doubt that we will be able to solve the issues between the Bosinians and Serbs. They've been fighting for generations. and there is no quick fix to it.".

Do we really need to drive any faster? By Mindy Brockman

currently at 55 miles per hour, most They also make accidents worse. A colpeople drive at least five miles over the lision at a greater speed causes greater limit. If limits are raised to 65 miles per Is it worth hurting or killing someone impact. Why do we want to put ourhour, people will drive at least 70 or more while driving faster just io save a few min- selves even more at risk than we already miles per hour. Many of us are already utes? Is it worth putting yourself, your pas- are? sengers and .other drivers in danger? Are How many times have you been passed ( driving entirely too fast. If the limits are raised, we will have more accidents and we really in that big of a hurry? on the highway by some crazy driyer more deaths. What do all these questions have to deal who does not look to see if oncoming with? The speed limit of course. Recently, cars are approaching? Is it fair that Clinton has passed a law that lets each state someone driving too fast can lose conEditors' note: choose the speeds we are able to drive on trol and cause you to get into an acciinterstate and other highways. Friday, Dec. dent? This reporter says "no." No matter what your opinion 8, was the _day that drivers needed to beDon't get me wrong, there are drivers is on the issue of speed. limit come more aware of speed limit signs when out there who are responsible and can changes, we hope that you crossing state lines. Since each state has handle driving 80 miles an hour or faster. different limits, we need to pay better atten- But look at how many drivers are not use common sense and cour- · tion to the speeds we drive. able to responsibly handle driving at tesy while driving, whether The speed limits are fine just the way they much slower speeds. I believe there are cruising along at 75 or takare.' why' is there· such a fuss to raise more careless drivers than careful ones. tfleID;?,.faster·sp_eeds cause more accidents. With.Nebraska highway speed limits ing your time at 55.

Todd Dierberge, freshman, undecided

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Syndee Oblinger, junior, special education

'Protein shoplifting' problem in cafeteria

"No, I don't think they want om help. I think it will lead to a large1. war."

Dear Editor, The Times. is the official student newspaper of Peru State Col" lege, Peru, NE, 68421. The Times office is located in 'the .college print shop in the· Physical Plant Building, telephone (402) 872~2260.. . The Times is being published five times during the 1995 fall term by Peru State College Students. Opinions expressed may not necessarily be those of the entire editorial staff. The Times is printed by Auburn Newspapers, Auburn, NE. "The Times welcomes air letters fo the editor. All letters to the editor, cartoons,..:aiitfcles,. and so forth submittedto The Times should bi: signed by the .indivldual(s) submitting them and will be published at the discretion of the staff. Letters to the editor should not exceed 250 words in length. The Times reserves the right to edit all letters to the editor for grammar and style. . Please send material to: Editor




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As difficult as this may seem to believe, a large quantity offood has qeen stolen from. the food s_ervice over the last few months. · · This not only includes taking an extra hamburger back to the residence halls, but also ·students on the meal plan who have been giving food to those that are not on the meal plan. Ithas been proposed that ifthisis continued,priceswmgoupand violators' meal plans could be suspended for a period of time (if not*n- totally away 4'rom1he"Studerit). c · Our job, as Student Senate, for one, is to make sure that students are getting the most for their money. However, for us to do that successfully, we need cooperation from students. We realize that the quality of the food served, as well as the variety, could use improvement, but for us to meet these goals, we need cooperation from · students with the hope that the "protein shoplifting" will end. If it does not end, there are proposed measures that do not seem favorable for Peru State students. One option, as before mentioned, is revoking the student's meal plan. Another option is idea that other schools use which concerns the commons area.. If this stealing .of food does not stop, there may be a paid entrance required to even enter the cafeteria. We would not like to see this hiippen. If you have any information leading to these thieves, you can contact members of food service. Plus, if you have any concerns about food service in general, please contact Student Senate or Dan Thomas, food service manager, at your leisure. Sincerely, Student Senate

Leigh Calfee, junior, Language Arts


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Tes Gruber, junior, English

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#*@%! (Latin for#*@%!) What a day! Everybody has health problems on occasion, so you don't need to hear about mine, but it would help if I'd ever heard of the illness before! Anyway, this column is about my son who got beat up on his way home from school this week, and I happened to be there because l was

UL Arthur is a sensitive kind of guy. It upsets him when other kids tease him and, at 13, he hasn't learned how to deal with teasing yet. They tease him because of his name, because his glasses have plastic frames instead of metal, because he sings well enough

to .be included.iii spec;ial twen~ ~nq for a dozen other reasons (;!qually scfphistieated. Most of us hav.e been through simi~ lar events, though maybe not always to similar degree. In Sabetha, we are fortunate to have a school system and principals who take an active stance against violence, so it may be a few years before another beating occurs. This is Arthur's second experience. The first, back in grade school, gave him a concussion. Iconsider him fortunate to have had fewer encounters than he might have had in a larger school, a bigger town or a school systern with less guidance. What does this have to do with col~ lege students? Well, a lot of us are planning to be teachers. Unless you plan to teach at a very small school, and possibly even then, you're going to have to deal with a certain amount of violence. It may be only amongst the students, but it could also involve you. It's easy to say that these occurrences are games of childhood, but

concussllJnispretty seriousbusi~ess, Your brightest minds are likely to be the hardest hit by these childhood "games" because the most intelligent kids are often singled out by bullies. And, while such encounters are not new in the history of mankind, guns have elevated the danger level beyond what childrep should· reasonably be expected to handle. Not that guns are necessary - Arthur's concussion was ·caused by a bookbag. What should we, as educators,. do? That's a good question; I'm here to find the answer. I have no idea what to do in a violent situation, and that is one of the reasons why I need to be trained. It's one part of why teachers aren't · just people who walk into a school with experience in business, or with good science grades or with a couple of books published. There is more to education than simply knowing your subject, just as parenting is more than making babies. So, maybelshould have named him David?





McA/exander says ...

Love poetry sets bad example for PSC Dear Editor, .The November 3, 1995 issue of the PSC Times printed a letter to the editor on page three. The letter referenced the Peru Bobcat Marching Band and suggested that perhaps some of the cheers were disrespectful and tasteless. Reading on through the same issue, I found on the final page the winners of a "Bad Love Poetry Contest" sponsored by an instructor. I realize the idea was the poetry was to be bad. However, "bad" does not describe this contest, but disre-

spectful and tasteless certainly do apply. Perhaps we need to evaluate the examples staff are presenting to our students. The PSC Times is more widely read than you might think. It finds its way to businesses and places of employment throughout the area. I take pride in PSC and would certainly like to see more thought given to how we present ourselves to our community. Sincerely, Judy McAlexander

Planning essential for successful wedding By Heather Joy Layson

"Going to the chapel, and we're going to get married." Word has it you' re getting married, congratulations! Are you ready, or are you stressed about what to do next? First of all, relax. Everything will work out; the wedding will be beautiful; all will be fine. When planning a wedding, keep in mind to do what makes you happy, remember it's your "big day." Yes, it's fine and dandy to get input here and there, but have enough guts to follow your own ideas. Some toes might get stepped on, but who is the one getting married anyway? A long engagement will help a lot. After being engaged for a period of time, the couple should have an idea of what they want to begin their lives together. This time will allow you to get ideas, to shop around and to compare prices. Don't ever think a question is too stupid to ask! It's not every day you get married, is it? After the date has been set and ideas have been conjured, start booking. It is best to start with the location of the ceremony. Remember just because the location has been reserved, do NOT assume clergy comes with the package. Be sure to reserve the person to unite the two of you as one. Next, reserve the place to have the reception. After you have these items checked off your list, start getting in touch with the more commercialized businesses (photographers, florists, caterers, music, etc.). Be careful to ask a lot of specific questions with these businesses. Can

we keep the proofs? Do you charge a fee for travel? Any suggestions on what foods will keep the majority of the guests happy? Can we get beverages from your service? How much will you charge if we need you to stay longer? Can you recommend someone? These are all valid questions. However, the latter is important if you hit a brick wall with a company. A brick wall can be anything from too expensive or the company has already booked the time you need them. If your parents are paying for the wedding, it is easi,er to receive lump sums of money rather than calling every other day requesting more funds. How about opening a separate checking account? This will save a lot of time and unwanted hassle. To help avoid any hurt feelings, start compiling guest lists right away. Always check, re-check, and check the list again. If you think of' someone you would like to invite, put him/her on your list. There is always time to add and cross off of the' list. It is better to have the guest list completed at least three months before the wedding. The invitations need to be mailed five weeks before the big day. Try not to be a control freak, and ask for help if feeling overwhelmed. Utilize the members of your wedding party! Weddings are more enjoyable if something is done that sets it apart from all the rest. Find something different, away from "traditional" to give your day a unique twist. If all else fails-ELOPE!

>Veggie World

'. Br~m continues hunting issue; gives her farewell to PSC

Hi there everyone! Well well, so you all just loved my column last rime, eh? So I've heard. The threats :if dead squirrels on my car sure were ~un to hear about, let me tell you. I set out last issue to make some C)eople mad, to poke fun at some 'leople, and to prompt feelings of guilt in some people about their "disgustmg activity," and I seem to have ac~omplished my goal. Yay! Although '\can't physically force hunters to stop

hunting, I can make some feel guilty about what they do, and if just one person stops, I've helped my lessthan-fortunate animal friends. Another Yay! - I received a Letter to the Editor about my story. The author of the letter seems to think that I think hunters are "uneducated savages." However, as I would like to make clear, I don't feel this way at all. . i dldii'i say that hunters were stupid or uneducated, I simply said that lcouldn't understand why, in our educated society in which so many peaceful activities exist, anyone would enjoy killing an innocent creature. Also, about what the author of the letter and countless other people I've talked to over the eight years I've been meat-free endlessly argue concerning overpopulation of hunted animals - I'm sick of that excuse to kill! I am so tired of hearing "Ifwe didn't hunt, the World Will be overrun by deer."

Get over it! Is this the only excuse anybody has to shoot down an animal? We will never know if deer will overpopulate because no one ever gives them a chance to. Besides, the human race·fa vastly overpopulated; should we all go out and kill each other to control the human population? What gives us the right to take care of overpopulation of animals anyway? That is so hypocritical. People raise. animals. People force animals t6 breed and therefore force more animals upon the earth, and then use the excuse that there are too many animals on this planet in order to morally hunt. Why do people raise farm animals to kill and eat? They aren't overpopulated. People raise them. Can I stress this point too much? People seem to get mad at me no matter what I do to express m);' opinion on eating meat. I've never protested at a stockyard or entered a labo-

ratory and freed caged animals; I've never had the urge to yell out the window while driving past a "butchering plant;" I've never even written anything as strongly opinionated as both last issue's and this issue's columns. But even my gentle tactics seem to make people angry: things like displaying bumper stickers on notebooks, saying things like "Moo" or "A big cow must have died for that · huge cheeseburger" at dinner, or "Oh what a cute animal, I can't believe people can eatit" while passing a field of sheep. Good, I'm glad people get angry. Ifl don't make you angry, that means you don't care about what I say. If I do make you angry, it means perhaps you feel guilty about the fact that you eat animals' flesh. Another Yay for me! You know what I really hate, or at lea8t really can't comprehend? I do not understand the massive amounts of people who say they love animals

yet eat them. Really, does this make sense? As examples let me suggest the veterinarian who went into the business to save animals' lives, the protester at fur shops who wants animals to keep their coats but not their lives, the vegetarian who knowingly cheats and eats meat occasionally, or any pet owner, who looks at his/her animal and thinks "how adorable, how cute, how smart" yet eats one of its distant relatives. Would any of these people ·or anyone else for that matter rather admire animals; pet them and love them, or eat them? This is my last column; I graduate this December. (Yet another Yay!) I pray that no one hates me for anything I've written, but instead thinks about the ideas and questions I've posed during the last two semesters. If you truly love animals, plain and simple, you shouldn't eat meat. For those of you who don't love them, well, good eating - I guess.

Distance 1·earning not By Robin l. Payton Distance learning seems like a dream come true for colleges and students across the world. Children in Australia can learn from their own living rooms; Metro College in Omaha can send and receive courses in cooperation with Peru. Someday, we might not need a commuter parking lot at PSC because all the commuters will be learning from classrooms closer to home. Education students will soon be taking classes on how to teach through the medium of television: how to stand, point, speak, dress and move. These classes may be offered via satellite from an instructor who has never set foot on the campus. Miracles abound in this electronic age, but will our new teachers find jobs? Distance learning classrooms only need one teacher for hundreds of students.· Furthermore, the \earning sites don't need certified teachers to monitor the students, only "facilitators" who know how to tum equipment on and off and who can manage classroom behavior.


these facilitators won't handle any serious problems but will call trained technicians for electronic assistance and report unusual student problems to the far away instructor. The National Education Association (NEA) is adamant about preventing new technology from displacing any current profes hundreds of students. Further- · more, the learning sites don't need certified teachers to monitor the students, only "facilitators" who know how to tum equipment on and off and who can manage classroom behavior. these facilitators won't handle any serious problems but will call trained technicians for electronic assistance and report unusual student problems to the far away instructor. These facilitators won't handle any seriouwho struggled to put their children into colleges, of my own financial burden to attain a degree and of my son's future experiences which will be limited by the amount of money I can earn as an educator. Even if colleges don't altogether disappear, the profession of teaching is going to radically change. Facilitators are not likely to be paid well enough to warrant needing a degree. For every real teaching job there will be hundreds of

Hunting important to ecology Dear Editor,


Also, why does the Department of Natural Resources employ Ecologists I am writing in response to the ar- and Biologists to set bag limits on aniticle by Amy Bremers "Hunting is a mals so that their population is not desad, disgusting activity." This article pleted to extinction? By the way, these makes it seem that hunters are unedu- are educated people, contrary to the arcated savages who go out and kill ticle. everything. It seems to me that Ms. Another point I'd like to make is that Bremers needs to know something most hunters and fishermen are involved about Ecology and Biology. in societies that preserve the environFirst of all, if populations of wild ment such as Ducks Unlimited, Pheasanimals were let to go uncontrolla- ants Forever, National Rifle Association, bly, they could easily overpopulate an · and Bass Angler's Sportsman's Society. area over time. They would use up These organizations seek to preserve the the food resources, even fields of corn populations of animals so that future and soybeans, and die of starvation. generations can enjoy the sport. They would wastefully decompose in I am not against her stating an opinthe wild~ ion, but Ms. Bremers should _know the · Ancither fact is that natural disas- facts or reality of the situation before ters such as blizzards, floods, torna- she jumps to conclusions about people does, and hailstorms kill more wild who hunt. animals than hunters. These can wipe out entire populations in a given area Brian Keul iri a short time. Senior, Biology major



SJI!ith added that as unfortunate as not filling the theater tech job at the beginning of the year was, the administration was going to stick to its decision. Many students agree that not having a theater tech position filled is unfortunate. Sarah Anton, junior secondary education I special education speech I drama major and president of Peru Players, said, "I feel the administration is making a big mistake. "The problem we've had in the past with the last two searches is that the applicant is not willing to accept the position, mostly due to the pay. Well, Heather is willing to accept the pay; she's willing to do the job; she's more than qualified enough to do the job, and the administration is still saying 'no.' I think they're making a big inistake." Russell Crouch, sophomore speech/

drama I secondary education major, agrees with Anton. He feels that Stutheit "would definitely be a plus to the college. It's a shame that we don't get to do live theater at any time during the yea:r. It involves so many people on campuS." Shanda Hahn, senior language arts I secondary education major, is upset also because she is supposed to graduate in a year; and she "might not get the opportunity to work with live theater again." "From what I understood," Stutheit stated, "they (the administration) had no obligation to offer live theater on campus. I was very disappointed in the school to hear them say they had no obligation to offer it. It's not only a handson experience for the theater students, but it's also a cultural thing for the rest of the students on campus, and it involves a lot more people than strictly theater majors.''

• • good is the Old Gym? pos1t1ve ByWhat Andrea Tee make a good tasting, well rounded

candidates, perhaps thqusands. Yes, students may benefit from having the best of the batc_h to teach them, but where will their mentors be? Future students will not be individuals any more than.the instructors will. There will not be individuals any more than the instructors will. There will be no intimate talks together, no shy dreams brought to light, nor bold ones either. There will be professor "A" who teaches from. city "X" to students "I-many." Not much can change the course of history and certainly not this editorial. Even if I wanted to go back to horses and ox-carts, too many others dream of cybernetic futures. These changes have already begun, and we go onward. But, if you think the world has changed too much in the past twenty years, just wait for the next twenty. Prospective teachers, take a piece of advice with you into the nineties: lose weight, dress well,' and learn how to behave on television. Or, better yet, find another profession and hope that it, too, does not become obsolete.

Come spring semester, the softball and baseball are going to need to start practicing, but where and when are the questions. The softball and baseball teams, along with other athletic teams, previously used the Old Gym as their place to practice in the winter months. But now, due to the remodeling of the Old Gym, no athletic team is allowed to use the facility. As of now, the_ Old Gym is being used to hold some aerobic classes and dance classes with an instructor present, and that is the extent of its use. However, I was told by the administration that the Old Gym is going to become a human performance lab and wellness center. Keep in mind, this will take more money. So when this will happen; no one can say. In the meantime, I was told that there was to be a batting cage put in for the use of the softball and baseball teams. Again, no one could tell me where or when this was to be done. Even so, a batting cage just isn't enough. One can 'tjust bat; one needs to throw, catch, pitch and field to have a good team, just as one can't make a cake with only eggs. One needs milk, flour, the cake mix and the eggs to

cake. When I discussed this issue with the administration, I was told that the faculty hadn't made any proposals about the situation and that they should be able to deal with the issue themselves. Also, I was told by a member of the administration that I have a one-track mind because I care about what is going to happen with softball and baseball. Since when is caring about what one is involved with considered having a one-track mind? Obviously, as you have read, I have been getting mixed signals, and someone isn't telling the whole story. I feel it is time for both sides to quit blaming each other for the good of the college and its students, as athletics and athletes are a part of the college. Because, after all, isn't college supposed to be for the students? All I do know is that there is only about a month left until the softball and baseball teams are supposed to start practicing and plans aren't even made as to where the batting cage is going to go, let alone putting it up or where and when we are to practice. So, are softball and baseball going to be left out in the cold, literally? Your guess is as good as mine.


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. faculty keep busy during retirement -

By Leigh Calfee There is an assumption that retirement means taking up the rocking chair. Three emeritus faculty members from Peru State College have a different idea of what retirement is. Dr. Clyde Barrett, Lyle McKercher and Dr. Esther Divney have been busy traveling, involving themselves in Peru community affairs and enjoying their grandchildren. Although retired, the three have many memories of their time at PSC and the students they served. Dr. Clyde Barrett, professor emeritus of English and former vice-president for academic affairs, retired from PSC in 1993 after 28 years of service. Since retiring, Barrett and his wife have traveled extensively, visiting Greece, Holland, Germany, France DR. CLYDE BARRETI and Finland, among others. They visit Corpus Christi, TX, during the he enjoyed both the teaching and the winter months and own a gift shop administrative work. When asked if in Warsaw, MO, on Lake of the he would ever consider going back - Ozarks. Barrett and his wife also to teaching he r¢plied, "I am perfectly enjoy seeing their grandchildren who ·satisfied with retirement although I live in Oklahoma and Texas. certainly was not tired of the job When Barrett is in Peru he enjoys when I left." fishing, reading and visiting friends. Lyle McKercher, professor emeriHe is also active in the community, tus of mathematics, is also perfectly belonging to the Peru Community satisfied with retirement. Since reChurch and serving with the Peru tiring in 1990 McKercher and his Foundation, which raises money for wife have visited England, Scotland, PSC scholarships. Ireland and Wales and frequently Barrett says he saw many changes travel to southern California and in his 28 years at PSC, Including south Texas. They also enjoy visitchanges in the students. He com- ing their six grandchildren. ments, "Students seem to have more When in Peru, McKercher enjoys of a questionong attitude today." making stained glass as well as buyAlthough many of his 28 years were ing, rebuilding and refinishing old _spent in administration, Barrett says furniture. He and his wife are presi-



dents of the Shuffles and Ruffles square dancing group in Auburn: He is president of the Peru Foundation and also says, "I'm sort of the handyman at the community church." McKercher has seen many changes in his students over the years. He says, "Kid,s are more worldly today. They were maybe more serious back in the early days. A lot of them were the first in their families to go to college and were more appreciative than they were in college." Teaching is something that McKercher says he thoroughly enjoyed, but he is definitely enjoying his retirement. He will continue to travel and be involved with the Peru Foundation. . Professor Emeritus of Education,

Dr. Esther Divney, does her share of traveling, usually to the Summer Theological Seminary Seminars in St. Andrews, Scotland. She travels there each summer because she is a commissioned lay preacher for the Presbyterian church. In addition to being a preacher, Divney serves on the Peru City Council, belongs to PEO, owns houses which she rents out and serves with the Peru Foundation. Divney is a pioneer of sorts at PSC. She was the first woman to hold a doctorate at PSC, the first woman to gain tenure and the first female to be a full professor. Divney was brought to Peru State in 1975 to develop the special education teacher certification program _

She retired in 1990, but has many strong beliefs about current education al issues. An advocate of multicultural education, Divney taught the first multicultural education class at PSC. · Inclusion, or mainstreaming special education students into the regular classroom, is an educational issue which she feels very strongly about. She says, "Inclusion denies everything that these children have signaled that they need." She believes that children are identified as needing special education services i,ecause their needs are not being met in a regular classroom. Divney has seen enormous changes in her students over the years. She says that post-World War II children were meek and easy to discipline. When the 1960's came along Divney found it almost impossible to teach a child anything and found that children were often hostile and aggressive. Today she believes students are more business-like, vocationally oriented and concerned with finding a job quickly. Divney has certainly had a long and distinguished career, but retirement suits her just fine. She is part owner of the Print Shop in downtown Peru and works there frequently. Last year she preached 40 out of 52 weeks for the Presbyterian church. These three retired faculty members are active and involved. Each enjoyed their time at PSC and now are enjoying their retirement. They certainly dispel the myth that retired people must take up the rocking chair.

Hanukkah holiday festival of rededication IY ~

Heather Stutheit

~If you' re like me, a mid western girl, you .may have wondered about the Jewish festival ~f Hanukkah, which falls around C::hnstmas time. You may be. surprised to discover at Hanukkah has little ornothing to o ~ith Christmas. Hanukkah is a .._ st1val ofrededication of the ancient ·~udean Temple. Let me give you a httle background. In the year 585 BC the first temple of Judah, the Jewish state, was destrayed by Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon. In 445 BC it was rebuilt. Alexander the Great conquered the country inc. 335 BC. A,fter the death of Alexander there was no one to watch over tne empire. The Empire was divided into three parts. The Assyrians took over the


northeastern section and in 175 BC conquered Judea. The Assyrjaps turned the Sec,9~~I Temp)e)nto a _place of w9'r:Ship f< · their Pagan 9ods. ']I'! 165 13,s:f:


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tin)e, b6tltholid~ys were eelcessfullycondu_c!Cd a ihree·y<.!ar , ,: ·.. e)?~"fl{lia; twg'~al\dl~~:,~ere added to rill a war again sf Antiochusc:I'V, .Wn<)';\ theSpecia!Hanuk,kruiMenorah. Hawas the ltjn~ of the Assyrians. .;·:· .~ ;riukka!],;tl)erefor~,has eight days and The victor,Y was celeprate~ . 9X.~; . ~ight'·candles (or ~ach of the days, lighting the seven candles.·pn~.e: \vjtf(anint?;<;,,aildle to "guard" the othTemple Menorah Which symb61i~S, ers. 'Tpe'Jighting of the Hanukkah knowledge and understanding ~nf!Jic:<:i¥ . · over the eight-day period light of God protecting i~Jews.:/~J:·;; 'emorates the events that ocSuccoth (Booths) is an eight~diiy' curred during the war. The ChristBiblical holiday following Yorn KipL mas lights seen everywhere now pur, in the autumn. It is a festivaftp came from the lights of the Menorah. celebrate the 40 years in the de,~tf, The Christians saw that the Jews had following the Exodus from Egypt!~;i' lights for their celebration, and they During the time the MaCCfll?h#S;:/ !"anted lights also. were fighting the'Assyrfaiis,'the);:'c'Siltclthe Hebrew calendar is a lumissed the celebration of Succoth. nar calendar, J:Ianukkah is celebrated ;)'"''Tl),



also become somewhat commercialized. Jewish people have begun to trade gifts as in the Christmas celebration. This is simply to assimilate what is going on around them. The next time you think of Hanukkah, don't think of Christmas, think of the Festival of Rededication. (Our thanks to Donald R • Schwartz, part-time instructor in speech and Organizational Communications, who has published and• taught several classes and seminars in Biblical scholarship, for the i!Jformation for this story.) '


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at different times every year and just happens to fall around the celebration of Christmas. Last year the final day of celebration fell on Dec.IO. This year it will fall on Dec. 25. However, the Christian celebration of Christmas started out in the spring. The priests changed the date of Christmas to convert pagans. At the time that Christmas was originally celebrated, there was also a pagan solstice. For this reason, the priests moved it to the winter to get these people to convert.. In the last 150.years Hanukkah has



Students answer

'piercing' •

question: Should I give my body to art? By Debbie Sailors

ART DEAN, TATIOO ARTIST from Falls City, uses his tattoo gun to inject ink into Tonya Simmonds, also from Falls City. -photo by Debbie Sailors

The patient lies quietly on the table. The light fore, those seeking a tattoo or piercing should overhead is adjusted. A sterile needle is un- ask about the sterility of the tattoo gun and wrapped. The aroma of alcohol permeates the needles used and the qualifications of the tatair.>. · · tooist or piercer. · Soon, the patient grimaces as the procedure Ralph Spangler, owner of Ralph's Hungry begins. Some time later, he hears, "All done," Eye Tattoo, said thanhe most popular tattoos and he sits up and views ... his new tattoo. right now are college and fraternity designs. Tattooing is enjoying a resurgence in popu- Oriental and tribal styles in all black have been larity, especially among college students. Body big sellers the past few years. Custom designs piercing has also become a trend. The results are also available. Most tattooists discourage of a recent on-campus survey show that students the use of names in a tattoo, with the exception at PSC are no exception. Many of them have of the names of a person's children for sometattoos and body piercings. But why would any- one getting a tattoo. This isn't too surprising. one submit to these painful and permanent pro- Some PSC students have tattoos with personal cedures ... and pay to have them done? significance while others choose whimsical or The answers fantasy styles. 're . John Tiedt, junior "Lt (getting a tattgo) hllrt a little accounting major; . ~Jain. at·first, but once he got going, it "st ."· Others has a tattoo of two andidn't hurt anymore. It was gels on a cloud with feel that tattooing and body piercing numb." his children's names are forms of art and under them. A gift Andrea Tee, senior individual expresfrom his wife, this lanuage arts education major sion. Still ·others tattoo obviously has have these procespecial meaning. dures done to get a rise out of their parents. Keri Baer, freshman psychology major, has a Some plan for months ahead, and others, such tattoo of a spotted green tree frog. Why? She as Lynette Beck, sophomore pre-nursing major, . "thought it would be cool." A fanged skull with go fof""a spur of the moment thing." a background of demons was the choice.of John Alcohol consumption appears to have some Cash, sophomore math education major. He ;connection with the decision to be tattooed or got his tattoo "for the hell of it." pierced. A good number of PSC students who Tattoos, if not cared for proverly, may fade responded to the survey reported being drunk and need retouching. Dick Warsocki, a widelywhen they decided. However, most tattoo and known tattoo artist with Grinn & Barrett in body piercing shops have policies prohibiting Omaha, recommended that instructions tattooing or piercing if the customer is drunk. of a ne\'V tattoo be followed closely. Doing so In addition, most shops require that the customer will reduce the possibility of complications, be 18 or over. which he says are rare. Tattoo and piercing shops in Lincoln and The cost of a small tattoo runs about $25. It Omaha, such as Ralph's Hungry Eye Tattoo and may take JO minutes to an hour. A postcardGrinn & Barrett, are favorites with PSC students. sized tattoo costs around $80 and takes two to In Nebraska, these shops are not required to be three hours, depending on the detail. People licensed or inspected. Tattoo artists or body who have extensive tattooing, known as· tattoo ptercers don't have to be licensed either. There- collectors, may invest thousands of dollars and

hundreds of hours in their collections. For instance, a full back tattoo takes anywhere from 30 to 40 hours. Tattoo collectors are generally charged an hourly rate of about $50.. You do the math. Body piercing is a less-complicated procedure. A human body can be pierced almost any place----ears, nose, lips, tongue, eyebrows, cheeks, chest, nipples, navel, hand webs, knuckles and genitals. The most popular place for PSC students seems to be the ears. A few have pierced noses, eyebrows, nipples and navels. Dustin Durant, freshman sociology major, has a pierced tongue. Since May, when he had the piercing done, he's had DUSTIN DURANT SHOWS off his tongue' to relearn some basic skills like talking, eating piercing.--photo by Debbie Sailors and kissing. He likes to see the reaction it causes in people. He wears a small silver barbell that ·"I want to be a teacher," she stated. "How cool he leaves in all the time. He's had no compli- is a tattoo now? I wasn't thinking long-term." cations, although they do occasionally occur, A few students who responded to the surve:1; especially in piercings of the nose and hand. indicated that they didn't have a tattoo or piero'l Multiple ear piercings and facial piercings are ing and would not want one. They felt that boJ\.'. equally popular with both sexes. Nipple pierc- piercing was "disgusting," "abnormal" and "ju~1 ing is a frequent choice for men and navel pierc- plain sick." Scott Venter, a junior psychology ing for women. Piercing is done for about $20 major, wondered, "Why not just put a tattoo in above the waist and $30 below the waist. Jew- the middle of your forehead, where everyone elry is not included. . could see it?" He believes that tattoos are <:· According to PSC students, it's not nearly as· stigma in today's society. painful to be tattooed or pierced as is commonly· .Tattooing and body piercing have been around. thought. Most indicated that their experiences for centuries. Tattooing has seen its popularity were, at most, uncomfortable. Andrea Tee, se- rise and fall during that time. Piercing of nior language' arts education mAjor with an Az- women's ears has been fully accepted for years. tee sun tattoo on her leg,. commented, "It hurt a However, men piercing their ears and other body little at first, but once he got going, it didn't parts is still controversial. hurt anymore. It was numb." Will the popularity of tattoos and piercings When asked if they had any regrets about their recede anytime soon? Or, will both become more tattooing or body piercing, PSC students re- accepted in our society as more and more people sponded almost unanimously with a resound- choose to decorate their bodies this way? We ing "no." However, Susan Bergemann, senior can only wait to see. elementary education major with a small flower tattooed on her ankle, did express some regret.

OUIJA CRAZE: Students not bored with board game By Andrea Graff It seems that a strange "craze" randomly hits the students of Peru State College periodically throughout the school year. This craze is student's participation with a OUIJA board. This Parker Brothers game (for those of you eight years of age and up) is played by believers, non-believers, those who don't know what to believe, and those who just "don't care." After surveying 20 PSC students, 15 are definitely non-believers. However, of these 15, eight have participated in a OUIJA session at least

twice this year. Jennifer Krakow, senior math education major, falls into the "non-believer but participant" category. "It's just a little too much for me to leave to the imagination. In away I want it to be real because it's a way to look into the future, but realistically I know it can't be real." Other students voiced their opinions a variety of ways from "it's FREAKY," to "no way." Gina Froehlich, sophomore psychology major, falls into the "no way" category. A simple, "GET REAL," was all Gina had to add on the topic. Some students have had sirange or unexplainable events occur when par-

ticipating in a OUIJA session. Jill Parker, senior math education major, says it is "FREAKY!" She adds, "We asked the OUIJA board who we were talking to and the name of a friend's dead grandfather was spelled out. He (the friend) was in the room but not playing. Nobody else knew the grandfather's name ...or the fact that he was dead!" At least five of the 20 people surveyed have been witness to something "unusual" like this. Stacy Fitch, junior biology/pre-medical technology major, doesn't know how "it knows." She adds, "We asked for a sign and it kept going 4226. We didn't know what it meant until we went into

the other room friends were watching television. A basketball game was on and when a time-out was called the score was 42-26. Explain that!" Greg Bentz, senior psychology major, can't explain why things happen because no such event has taken place with him or even in his presence. He believes people pull or "test" it and assist with the spelling. "I would like to believe but there has never been anything concrete to make me believe. It's really hard to take someone's word about things like this so something would have to happen to me to make me a believer." Bentz also thinks that people like

to be scared by things like OUIJA. "We have all heard our stories about the super-natural and because it's an. 'unknown' we find it interesting. A lot Of people want there to be something out there." So do we leave the unusual happenings to mere coincidence? Bentz say~ no. "About OUIJA being real, I would have to say probably not However, I do believe that there at' forces out there and maybe sort! people can tap into them, but I can't.· For all of you believers or non-be· lievers, a bit of good news. OUIJP says Nebraska is going to win anothe; national championship. Believe h now?



,First Lady of Peru: Hear 'the rest of the story' 1y Amy Bremers

Almost everyone at PSC knows who Dr. Robert Bums is. (For those of you who don't, he's the president of the college.) But .not too many people on campus.have the privilege . of meeting the woman behind the man, his wife, Pat Burns. The "First Lady of PSC" was born in Louisville, KY, on February 12, 1941, but as she said, "You're only as old as you feel, and I don't feel 54." Bums attended a college preparatory · high school where she worked as the advertising manager for the school's award-winning newspaper, and she herself won an award for layout and design on an ad that featured Singer sewing machines. "I had the best family," Burns reflected. "My mom was the manager .·of cafeterias in the GE company, and :ny dad was a railroad worker." The baby of the family, Bums also has two older brothers. After high school, she continued her schooling at the University of Kentucky and acquired a degree in journalism. Shortly after that, she married a man she lived across from and ,grew up with, Robert Burns. "He was my high school sweetheart," Burns smiled. The two lived in Germany during ,their first year of marriage since her husband was in the army, and then Jhey returned to Kentucky so that he could finish his schooling. "When he

received his doctorate, we had our son Chris, who's 30 now, and moved to La Crosse (WI) where Bob taught English and Literature for 13 or 14 years," Bums said. Meanwhile, they had another son, Les, now 24. Bums' family made a career change to Moorhead in Kentucky then to WashbuminTopeka,KS,(whereDr. Burns was the vice~president and then the president of tl!e university and from where both sons graduated). This is her fifth year living in Peru., and she expressed that she likes both the community and the college a lot. "The community is wonderful. I get to know the community and can be just as involved as I want to be," Bums said. "(Also,) there's a lot to be said for small-town colleges: small classes, you get to know the faculty and students in an entirely different atmosphere than a larger size college, and I think students get a well-grounded education." Burns has had several jobs in the past, including volunteering as an aide in classrooms while living in La Crosse, and working in the Legislati ve and Administrative Services Offlee in the Kansas legislature for three years. Her high pressure job in the legislative office consisted of paying bills, taking committee minutes, hiring secretaries and conducting legislative research. "Basically, we took care of all the needs of the legislature," Bums stated. But, "When Bob took the presidency at Washburn, I

had to choose between this job and taking care of my family; I couldn't do both, and I always opted for home life." This lady, who doesn't keep a high -profile on campus, belongs to several community organizations. She is JI member of Beta Sigma Chi, a socja1 sorority which meets in Nebraska City~ the PhilanthropiC EduFational Organization (PEO), group which encourages women to continue edueating themselves; and a group ofladies who gathers to sew. Bums likes to travel, and has been to sucn places as Scotland, England, Austria and the Caribbean. Church is very important to her, and she collects angels and folk art brick brack. She also owns two dogs, Buddy and Katy. She is very proud of her kitchen and the fact that when she is entertaining she can keep everybody socializing in the kitchen. Bums described, "I grew up in a home that had lots and lots of people and food. The kitchen was a place where you didn't just come to the table to eat, but you dined and visited." First Lady Burns feels that life has been rich to her. She said that she thought her' biggest accomplishment was raising a good family with morals and work ethics and "having my children (and grandchildren) healthy and happy, and keeping them that way."


PAT BURNS, AKA 'FIRST Lady of PSC', poses with her two dogs Katy and Buddy. -photo by Amy Bremers -

TYSON OESTMANN {R.), senior electronics/robotics major, takes a quail retrieved by his dog Toby while hunting near Johnson. Toby always accompanies Oestmann on his bird hunting adventures and proves to be a worthy partner.

TAKING AIM IN A FIELD near Johnson, senior elementary education major Brett Davis (L.) eyes his target. Bird hunting, which Davis enjoys because he can be out in the open, is one of his favorite pastimes.

-ph'otos.,.by Tera Stutheit

Thrill of the hunt attracts many PSC students By Tera Stutheit Getting up before the sun, braving _inclement weather and walking several miles a day over rough terrain are all aspects that hunters often face. Some people may have a hard time understanding why people would go through all of this just to hunt. However, with various hunting seasons underway, many PSC students have put in numerous hours pursuing wild game. Senior elementary education major, ,Brett Davis, is one such hunter. "I love being outdoors when no one else is around," he remarked. "When vou 're out in the open by yourself you iave to rely on all of your senses." Davis also said that he enjoys the ~hallenge of hunting. "Hunting isn't just about killing animals. You can learn a great deal by being out in nature." Tyson Oestmann, senior electronics/

While inclement weather may keep robotics major is also an avid hunter. He commeneted, "Hunting helps you some hunters inside, Davis and Oestmann look fo!'Ward to it. ''The get a lot off your mind." Both Davis and Oestmann find rush of adrenaline you get while hunting to be very relaxing. "It's a hunting makes up for it," Davis comstress reliever," Oestmann remarked. mented. Oestmann agreed saying, Davis added, "After being in classes "Hunting is too invigorating and exall day, I like to get out in the open." citing to worry about the weather." Another aspect of hunting that Both Davis and Oestmann hunt deer, pheasants and quail, raccoon, Davis and Oestmann enjoy is traincoyotes and do some trapping. Davis ing and hunting with their bird dogs. prefers deer hunting over oth~r game. "A great deal of time a11d money is "You only get nine days, and all you involved," Davis commented. Although there are great rewards do is hunt deer." Oestmann on the other hand enjoys during the training process, pheasant season the most. "I like Oestmann said that it is difficult at hunting with my dog, and it's a chal- times when your dog doesn't listen to you. "When my dog is retrieving lenge to hit flying birds." Davis spends a great deal of his free and he would rather run around and time hunting. During deer season he play instead of bringing it to me, it's hunts everyday and during other sea- very frustrating." "A hunter and his dog have a close sons, usually four to five days a week. He usually hunts near Johnson with relationship," Oestmann commented, his brother on land that is owned by "You depend on them for success when you hunt. If your dog ever dies, his emplbyer.

it's like losing a hunting partner." Although both Oestmann and Davis enjoy hunting, it is not the only reason they hunt. "Hunting controls animal populations and the spread of diseases. Also, the money the state takes in from hunting licenses goes towards benefiting the animals, like preserving wildlife and improving habitats," Davis remarked. '






"I have a hard time understanding people who don't support hunting. They usually just don't have all the information," Davis continued. For Davis and Oestmann hunting is an enjoyable hobby thatal,so helps improve nature. looking forward to Christmas)Jt~ak, when they can put classes outOftheir mind and concentrate on huntlrt~.

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:j College group travels to see rare Treasures of the Czars By Amber N. Hypse

Anderson shows off studio KEN ANDERSON, PROFESSOR OF ART AT PSC, ;its in a h,is future art studio. Anderson bought the concrete building behind Decker's Food Center several years ago and started remodeling as soon as he found out about his sabbatical. He hopes to be finished within a few weeks and plans to use the building for working on the sabbatical. -photo by Amy Bremers


On Tuesday, Nov. 7, 13 PSC individuals traveled to the Kansas International Museum in Topeka, KS to view historic Russian artifacts. Treasures of the Czars, an exhibition from the Moscow Kremlin Museums, consists of I 0 galleries covering various aspects of the lives of Czars and Czarinas during the 300year period of the Romanov dynasty. Approximately 265 objects of art are on display throughout the self-guided tour. The trip was sponsored by PSC's Phi Alpha Theta, a national honorary history society. Dr. Sara B. Crook, assistant professor of social science, and Dr. Spencer Davis, professor of history, were co-sponsors. Mr. William Cole, part-time instructor, was among those who attended the exhibit. Cole felt the exhibition was "very well executed." He also said that he obtained new knowledge for his own "V.F.O.G.I." (vast funds of general information). He noted, "Lenin made a concerted effort to preserve these artifacts of the past, contrary to what our western propaganda had for several decades." Cole con-

tinued, "All the wealth, the glitter and the brilliance was done at the expense of the serfs (peasants)." Davis commented on the "wonderfully put together exhibit." However, he was surprised that there weren't very many paintings. Davis added, "I wouldn't say that any of them were a work of art I would enjoy for aesthetic value, but as evidence of the historic life style of the Czars and Russian nobility." Crook felt the exhibit was "very impressive." She said, "The presentation of the actual artifacts was excellent. The artifacts themselves were stupendous." She also commented on one particular item-a 700 carat solid Topaz jewel. She added that the exhibit was "dripping with jewels." The Treasures of the Czars is an opportunity of a lifetime which is highly recommended for people of all ages. Crook added, "It is a memorable way to familiarize yourself with Russian history." The museum is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week. The Treasures of the Czars exhibition will end Dec. 31 to return to Moscow. Reservations are recommended.


·Kiwanis Club plans mati·ns Desktop publishing new way to go.

December 1995 marks the 50th consecutive year that the Auburn ,iqy.-aq\sGlub.has.sponsgred,a, week of matins services the last.full week prior to Christmas. Each year the project starts in early November when the ministers of six churches in Auburn are sent a letter reminding them of the dates of this year's matins and a request .that they arrange for laymen in their church to give the message, read scripture and give a prayer. The services are planned for the men and boys of the community. High school age boys meet in the church fellowship hall about 7:15 a.m. and march in just prior to the start of the service at 7:30. Each church organist has a special folder in which the two Christmas hymns to be used in that church are printed out in a lower key so that the men \.can sing them in unison.

The total service is about 20 minutes Jong so that students can get to school and men can get to their jobs prior 8 a.m. The chairman of the Kiwanis matins committee is at each church by 7:15 a.m. to answer any questions the participating laymen may have and to be sure that the organist plans to use the music in. the lower key. That Kiwanian is also the song leader at each of the six churches.· The matins attendance averages over 150 men and boys, equaling about 1,000 individuals each year. This year the matin services will be the week of Dec. 18 through the 23. Monday will be held at the Trinity Lutheran Chm;ch; Tuesday at St. Joseph's Catholic, Wednesday at St. Paul Lutheran, Thursday at the Presbyterian, Friday at the Christian and Saturday at the Methodist.

By Troy Moraine Do you ever wonder how newspapers are put together? Do you ever wonder how they get that design or how did they do that graphic? The answer is desktop publishing. Desktop publishing software allows users to design and produce professional looking documents which contain both text and graphics. Examples of such documents include newsletters, technical manuals, and annual reports. According to Terry Dugan, assistant editor of Peru State Times, desktop publishing is vital to newspapers. Dugan also added, "Desktop publishing allows you to be more precise and line things up." · Newspapers haven't always had computers to do the desigh and make the graphics. Reporters and editors would have to type their stories on typewriters or even some <;>Id comput. ers, then print them out., After getting their stories printed or typed they would make sure everything was per-



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Native African visits PSC,- discusses cinema By Josh Whitney # On Wednesday, Nov. 29, Peru playedhost to honored guest Dr. Mamadou Ousmane Niang, assistant professor oflinguistics in the English department of the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Naing is a native African from the country of Mauritania and, Pulaar being his natural language, has a Pulaar - English dictionary coming out next year. Naing also speaks French,Wolof, and Intermediate Arabic as well. The list of his honors, articles and professional presentations are rather long and could fill an article by itself. Linguistics, although being his expertise, was not the reason for his visit to Peru. Naing has an interest in African cinema and gave a talk on it at 10 am and 2 pm in the Benford Recital Hali. Independent African cinema was the basis of his talk. As he explained, the films made are not generally for the DR. MAMADU D. NIANG PRESENT~D a pair of lectures on African cinema at Peru State College on . sake of entertainment. They are genWednesday, Nov. 29. His discussion included a review of the history of filmmaking in Africa, and of erally in an artistic vein and make a statement of some kind. The thematic

current trends In African cinema. -photo by Kent Propst

concerns run the gamut from confronting and questioning certain traditions and political agendas to stories of birth, death and everything in between. The film makers run into many problems with their films. One of the major problems is funding. These films are filmed with the conventional equipment we tend to think of, and making films is very expensive. If the basic story or message of the film is controversial, or ifthe government decides it doesn't like it, backing can be hard to come by. Censorship is a big obstacle to overcome in Africa, and some governments go to great lengths to torture those who disagree with them. Even if the money is found to support their film, the actual filming is a hardship. Following that, distribution is yet another problem. Making a film in Africa that is going to have any merits is not easy and takes much dedication on the part of everyone involved. The presentation Naing gave was an informative one which sparked several questions afterward.

:McCarty shares message Gym renovations nearly completed about living with HIV By Heather stutheit

By Debbie Sailors

Darren McCarty recently celebrated important anniversary. Ten years ago, on Nov. 14, he tested posited for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. McCarty, who lives in Lincoln, is known-to many PSC students for his fascinating presentations to each semester's freshman orientation classes. ,He has been giving his presentation for Peru students for the past three years. In fact, Darren was here at PSC on the date of his 10-yearanniversary. He also talks to students at other colleges and high schools, as well as civic organizations. McCarty is' one of about eight percent of people infected with the human immunodeficiency. virus who have not developed AIDS symptoms. Through a combination of exercise, rest, diet and numerous medications, he remains in excellent health. 'Tm in better health than I've ever been," he says. He actually weighs 30 pounds more now than when he was diagnosed. He has achieved this by lifting weights and using anabolic steroids prescribed by his doctor. Keeping weight on is an important part of



fighting the virus. Darren has become very involved in educating.himself and others about HIV and AIDS. He keeps constantly informed about new developments and treatments, allowing him to play an important part in his own health care. He works closely with his physician, Dr. Thomas Stalder, who is willing to listen to Darren's suggestions. He serves on a state Department of Health advisory committee. He was recently honored by the Lincoln and Lancaster County AIDS Task Force at a ceremony' where-he was pres~nted with the Individual Educator Award by the mayor of Lincoln. Since testing positive, he has lost his job, lost his insurance, quit school and given up his dream of becoming an athletic trainer for the Nebraska Cornhuskers. He has also attended the funerals of many friends who died from AIDS. He is unsure why he has lived while others have dieCl He asks, "Why am I stil!'here?" He wonders if he has a defective virus or a better genetic makeup. "Sometimes I wonder if I have HIV or some minor immune disorder." One thing is certain. Darren McCarty will continue to fight the virus with all of his resources. "I want to be one of the first people to live with this," he says. Be is living proof that an HIV diagnosis is not an automatic death sentence.

Wheeler Center. This is because in the past there has been damage to the The Old Gym renovation is'' not walls when the baseball and softball complete: Bob Breazile, facilities teams have practiced in there. The proposal was made up by Dave manager, stated, "The renovation is being done to make the building · Dunnigan and Education Division available to more students." The Chairperson Dr. David Ainsworth. purpose for the renovation is to turn On the back side of the now unstable the Old Gym into a health and wall will be two classrooms and a wellness lab~ -Along the west wall on -wellness facility; ·· The facility wUI no longer be used the open side there are plans to put · by the athletic ~teams for practices. some aerobic equipment. The open half of the gym will be All practices will be held in the

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Bobcats avenge early sea-J~ loss to Dakota State The Bobcat men's basketball team is coming off recent, 74-69 win over Dordt College (IA). Tom Riley, a junior from Springfield had the hot hand in the win over Dordt. Riley scored a career-high 31 points and added 11 rebounds to lead the Bobcats. The two teams went into the intermission tied at 35, but it was the Bobcats who took control of the ballgame in the· second half with an impressive 17-5 run to pull ahead. Dordt's lead was seven when the Bobcats scored 17 of the next 22 points to take a 6055 lead. During that span, Peru State got three straight scores from Riley which included two inside lay-ups and a three-pointer. Peru used solid shooting from the free throw line down the stretch to ice the win, their fifth of the year, giving them a record of 5-6. Lawerence Hollier, junior from Colorado Springs, CO., was a perfect seven of seven from the field. Hollier was behind Riley with 14 points and nine boards. "I feel the kids have played well because most of the season we have started four new players to the program each game," said coach John Gibbs. The Bobcats also avenged an early season loss with a convincing 85-72 win over Dakota State, SD. The Bobcats were beaten 92-70 just weeks before at Dakota State. Trailing 36-35 SENIOR POINT GUARD DANIEL "SILKY' KING stops and pops a short jumper over on unknown at the half, the Bobcats took the lead defender in a thumping of visiting Dakota State on December 2. The Bobcats avenged an early for good when Hollier stole a pass and season loss with an 85~72 win. -photo by Jesse Henderson · dunked PSC into the lead, 44-42 with I, , ,· . .



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Froeschl named 'Player of the ·vear' candidate '1illRlill~ 11 ·'

By Andrea Tee

By Chris Raabe

Congratulations go out to 4U2NV, who beat the Poor Loosers to take the title of coed volleyball. The championship game was held on Dec. '4, at 8:30, in the Al Wheeler Activity Center. ~.The title :-_vas gained; afte.r three competitive sets of close. scores. The first set was 15-8 for 4U2NV, the second set went 15-4 to Poor Loosers, and the third set was 1512 .to 4U2NV for the championship spot. Mark Miller, junior criminal justice major and a memberof 4U2NV said," The last game was a battle. Both teams played hard, but in the end our team worked together and pulled it out." .Wiffleball is underway, consisting offive teams all hungry for the title. Don't forget, 515 basketball (men, women, coed) play starts early next semester.

Jen Froeschl, a junior language arts major, has been named as a finalist for the intramural's "Player of the Year" award. Froeschl is a graduate of Falls City Sacred Heart, where she played volleyball, basketball, ping p<>ng; .and underwater bowling. In 1993, she was named Richardson County Lawn Jarts Player of the Year. She was crowned co-ed, 8-ball pool champion in October. Froeschl was recently voted cOO!est person in the room by her English Club. She enjoys reading, sleeping and watching Night Flix on TBS.

*Special Announcement* On Monday, Dec.18 ai 5:30 in the Student Center, there will be a Hairy Legs Contest: Yes, you read that right, a Hairy Legs Contest. This event will be divided up into two categories, male and female. The contestant with the hairiest legs from each category will receive a year supply of Schick razors. So, let your leg hairs grow, grow, grow and bring them down for a hair raising experience!


13 minutes remaining in the game. The Bobcats added to the lead with consecutive three-pointers by freshman Greg Thompson and junior Scott Daniel to make it 57-43 with just under 10 minutes left. PSC pulled ahead by as many as 19 points, and the closest Dakota State could come was 11. Offensively, the Bobcats were paced .by a balanced attack featuring five players in double digits. Thompson led PSC with 18, while Lance Cohn and Hollier added 15. PSC failed in a comeback attempt against Dana losing by IO points, 7565. The Vikings jumped to an early 10-3 lead and never trailed. Although the Bobcats cut the lead to two points late in the game at 62-60. Dana then pulled away to seal the victory. Hollier led a balanced Bobcat scoring attack with 13 points. Four 'Cats were in double digits. Peru State put together a 15-point lead at halftime, before holding on to win their third game of the season against Benedictine of Atchison, KS. The Bobcats had hot hands from the field, shooting 48%. The Bobcats shot an impressive 57% from the field in the first half and never trailed Benedictine, breaking a season high streak of four losses. Hollier and Thompson led the Bobcats with 13 points while King and Riley added 11. Hollier also led the Bobcats on the boards with nine rebounds. "Defense has been a key in our recent success, and the last four games have been an improvement for our team. We'll continue to improve· throughout the season and hopefully peak by February," said Gibbs.

Editors' Note

letter of application to : Starting today, each issue will conSport's Editor tain an intramural's "Player of the The Peru State Times Year" candidate. All intramural parCampus Mail _ticipants .are.eligible. for this..mosL .... --Peru.State College prestigious award. Peru, Ne 68421 The Times staff is looking for comPlease include a return address and mittee members to decide on the fi- two reasons why you feel you are n.alists for the award. To becm:ne part qualified f9r this dubious distinction. of the Intramural 'Player of the Year *No postage is necessary, if mailed Voters' Committee, please send your in Peru State's Campus Mail.

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.ady Bobcat hoopsters look for improvement in second half of season By Jennifer Froeschl Although the Lady Bobcat basketball team has suffered recent losses, coach Tera Kreklau remains confident. "We are an awfully goqd 4-6 team," she commented. "As a coach, I am pleased with our ·performance. Over the past two weeks, we have shown tremendous .improvement.. If they keep practicing with intensity, the second half of ·the season could very well be a great success." Kreklau also noted that the Christmas break will give the injured players a ·time to heal so that they can come back playing with full intensity. In recent court action, the ladies fell to Dana. The Bobcats led early in the duel, 17-14, but Dana then went on a 15-0 run midway through the first half to eventually build a 13-point lead by halftime. In the second half, the Bobcats

poured on the defense and pulled into the contest, but the Tigers anwithin two points three different swered with a 34-15 run in the next 11 minutes to take the lead for good. times. Unfortunately, with each attempt Peru State was lead by Amy Langdon, Peru State failed to take the lead. In sophomore, and Jen Trouba, senior, the 64-58 loss to Dana, Angie with 16 and 12 points respectively. Trouba, who brought in nine reHubach, jµnior, scored 15 points and bounds against Doane, comment~d hauled in IO rebounds. "It was a very disappointing loss," on her hopes for success through~ut said Kreklau. "We could've won, we the remainder of the season. "If we should've won, but at the same time continue to improve on offense and I'm pleased with our comeback in keep the intensity up on defense, the second half of the season should be the second half." In the Bobcats second tournament successful," she said. Amy Perty, freshman, also comof the season, the Briar Cliff Invitational, the ladies Jost to Briar Cliff, mented, "Going into the second half 95-60, in the opening round and to of the season, I hope that we will conHastings College, 73-53, in the con- tinue to improve by working together as a team." solation match. The fans won't see the Lady BobOn their home court, the Ladies recent! y faced Doane. Although Doane cats work on the home court again handed Peru State a 65-55 loss, the until after Christmas when they will Bobcats gave the 10-1 Lady Tigers a face Graceland of Lamoni, IA on Jan. run for their money. The Bobcats 12. This weekend they will travel to jumped to a 14-9 Jead eight minutes Fremont for the Midland Tournament.

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Bobcat volleyball bid at National Tournament come.s up short By Andrea <:;raff

game was so close. The momentum kept switching, and it just ended up The Peru State volleyball team on the other side of the net at the end ended its season with a 39-11 record. of the game. We played five long, ·Tue team fell sho11 of Its goal at the· · tough games," . .. Despite 'the tournament !Osses; the national tournament in San Diego, CA. Peru won one of four games in team had a memorable time taking in pool play, defeating only Taylor Uni- the sights and sun in beautiful San Diego. The sights included places versity of Indiana. Jill Parker, senior middle blocker, such as Mission Beach, Old Town, believes the national tournament Tiajuana; and various outdoor shop. could.have.turned QUtdifferentlyfor ping malls. For her.outstanding efforts during ·Peru State·· had they · .defeated Montevallo of Alabama in their very the season, Parker was named second first game atthe tournament. ''The team All-American. Parker lead the team in kills and blocks and was in the top three in digs. At the national tournament, Parker was ranked 14th for her spiking efficiency and average kills per game. She was also ranked 24th for her serving percentage. On an overall ranking in all categories, only 16 other player's statistics surpassed Parker's own numbers. Although Parker has received many other honors and forms of recognition, she believes gaining All-American status is "unbelievable;" ''The All-American thing hasn't really hit me yet. I see my name on lists with other players whom I have watched play, and I have never thought of myself as being as good as them. It's an honor to know that other coaches see me as being able t::; 0 m play at that level," stated Parker. The Bobcats lose some key players but look forward to having an outstanding campaign in 1996.

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Robert Rabbit's d.eath "not a suicide": Musafa suspects foul play


Vol. l Issue 5

December 15, 1995

REAL NEWS SURVEY What are your feelings on the abolition of the 55 mph speed limit? Clnu:ky "I think it is a disgrace to our society. There are too many irresponsible drivers out there to warrant such an action. It's as if a squirrel can't leave his tree anymore!"

Highway 67-Robert J. Rabbit, 6 months, was maliciously crushed by a car driven by PSC Student Bryan Bott on Wednesday. Nebraska State Patrol Liaison to Wildlife, John Musafa, suspects foul play was involved. .Although there were no witnesses; Musafa believes that four s uirrels acted in retaliation for

last month's slaying of Randal Nutsnack, VIS "He just looked too shocked that he was hi1 by the car," stated Musafa. "I can't help think ing this was not a suicide. This was squirrels. Musafa believes the copy of Prozac Natior. found in the ditch with "I Hate Myself and Want to Die" hi hli hted is urel coincidental.

i.s c.alled;Y()()Cloo Child, The CD con- sidered as the sketchbook of a .great record companies have put out some tains m11teriabyhereheJs stripped of artist. For Hendrixfans ()ile wHlfind new. box sets. There is a 2 CD set by . h~s ~tucljp: l:fericltjxis.wel~l<11cwn (or that sometimes there are some mas- · Led Zeppelin cafied "Live Dreams:· · Jiis~yol~tionary useofsttidio:effecfs terpieces in the sket~hbodkc Torri Petty has a 6 CD set with 27 pre. >tl111t gt!:Ye ~im a .psyc~adelic sound The Edge, 10 L9, has turned t<Yblas~ viously unreleased tunes that's bound : Ol)ly,ffilltcl1¥?ky.lr9n Bµtt(!dl,Y's p)1emy•. In some of their little ads to be a winner. And Nirvana has put · ~ · · · · d.a~J)avitlll,' .•.· Tl;iese tunes between. songs they have taken .time out 6. CD singles from their albums hedi~n.()f n~(ianyofthat outJ()insuli:apoupleof?reat bands. "Neverrnind" and "In Utero" that .•.. stll~o;~ckeif)'. Telle i)~.ti,ty. at;td;EtW· · Tiley n1ight play a snippet of Lynrd showcase..somewonderrul non~album$.ll)b'urit$h()~N~im tosQi11e Skylii4 o.~4<12'.eppelin and.askJfyou gt11fiS. ·May!Jeit's not to() late to make. · · ;1,ljrjg~t;atop~:\\1!$.lii~ ?J!itl!r: getti~.ofh1:aringthesa:rne old c]as- someaddiiions toyourChristmas list. ·~()f!,'-;sori;gs~ sic·Somew)lete else (Z92? ·lrbe ·• . As(ar as concerts; Babes in 'J'oyland · .\'atj~~tNetsi<)t1$ of'l98a;.; if.ngel/ Ea'gle?); W:ho. are they kidding?,Z92 .;vm be atthe Rancl1Bowl on the 19th. ancf)M · · ile;'·•·~~~bdd~o Cijlle' (93;3)and,ip~Eagle (92:9)arectraw· It'. you want tickets the .Ozzy w~$i;.C~t( . ... . ·...· ilsed l!Sia Jl1gfrom30140years•; ;The Ozzborne conc1:rt in Ames, IAin Febblue~ja~t()mE}ectriP.Ladylan(l. This ·Edge draws from aboutfOuryears ruary or the AC/DC. show in Kansas Y,ersl()n;ta~t::stJris wondet'fulblues witl)}heexception old song by City, MO irtApril;youbettergetyour sopg hacl(.t(J;the Delt1triQne dStlld •:R>;E:M. 0r.Stirtg. Now. who do you· tickets quick .. I'in sure they'll gofast. altj)(Jff.;he11.r.;~lu~.s]egl)!1.4 ~()bert thil):k•is g()ing to have· a better: vari~ The answers to Jastissue's question: , Jo~Jisori~etfonningit:rnesongson ety? (jive,l!leabreakguys,pmchof "Live?!*@ Like a Suicide" on Uzi tpi~;~l!jlllJ!:~ fortposewho at'.Cseri~··. the music. is .very good, bµt. ·Suicide Records ..·For ~¥xttime: What 1 OJIS.W.J!Slca} ~.evot~es 1tiiq;tr9tJor e:v: : fe~·zeppelilJ w'iU outlast thent alt. legenda(y ·.. performer . closed ecyone:: l'his:alllulh •·shouldJ:ie. con_. ..· ·•.•.•· with.the CJ1ristmas seaso~ upon .Us; Wobdstock· onMonday morning?


(=risky "Look at me! I've got a nut in my hands! I'm • ·.·. .·. • , ·...· . . .·•· · w1th iiJi&ok;c:;ltid;the gathering for win t e ( ! " Morissette & The Rentals captivate .in Omaha (Note: Frisky By·Heathtu-Joy•Laysc>n: .~ · was placed in a _i~rw '-i,1':; ::".l~j f'.1(.fe :··:1'.'~· i .. ). . _.r.:l."''..1:. . j /'":"+VJ_E:: t.LY r;:_-:t>~· ~.. -""\, nd .tkemto: iJ.n• as;y~ lLMan.flifu'i:'alliliWA1l!fllslvti:it'i~sene, 21 ye~r ol,ct, ~anad~1'om•:lOP.sip sen- . .~§!i~n,) satii~'ff1 1th'e ·tliva 1of ge\ieration"X~" 1 From the bliinLreality of '.'Yo.u .Gughta •. Mr. Wiskers Know" to the heartfelt expression in "Perfect," Morissette has been able to "I'm really not capture a world-wide audience. sure .. .it sounds, Morissette puts on a powerful performance. On Friday, Nov. 24 Morissette okay, but I'm a rocked the Mancuso Convention Hall in Omaha. However, the audience got cat so what do a good pump of energy from the opening band, The Rentals, who played for I really care? I an hour. "I always feel sorry for the opening band," states Marcy Grace, just watch the senior admissions counselor, "Everyone is there to see the headliner. The cars go by and Rentals were great. They really got the audience going." Half an hour later, and after some technical problems were fixed, out came wait for my family to come home so Morissette. From the moment she kicked into "All I Really Want," it was I can be arrogant toward them." obvious that most of the audience has not only taken those songs to heart, Mehico •ibfii\' ' Hey they know them by heart. Shanda Hahn, senior secondary language arts mayou with the jor, says, "I can relate to the lyrics of her songs. It's comforting to know camera, get out you're not alone and that someone else has been put through similar rough of my yard be- spots." "The worst part about the concert was the moshing," says Jennifer Hamann, fore I gnaw JEFF ONUS WINS THE WORK STUDY EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH your... oh, the senior criminal justice major,"I'm sorry, but her music is not about moshing.'' for December. His job is taking the blame for everybody else. It's safe to say that Morissette will return to Nebraska, and that we'll accept speed limit. Well, if I ever got out of this cage, I her with open arms. (91C,95 suppose chasing cars is going to be No gambl~ with 'Cosino' u I!:. ~'1 "" 4'Tt' more difficult-that is if I'm ever on G~OEN•NG By Troy Moraine the highway." Bird Imagine striking it rich! A great iHt C\.A.SSROOI<\ S (name with- job, a beaUtiful wife, an'd even a hired ~RE O'JE.RCR.OW'CIE.t> .A1'l:OT~e 1'£:AC\.\ERS held du• to gun that will ta](e care of all your t\R€. UNQtR.P~10! .wildlife ·re'-· problems. Then have it all disappear .r0 (; ct i 0 n and have people try to kill- you. program} Casino, based on a true stozy, takes·; "Target prac- place in the 1970s. "Robert DeNiro tice is going to stars as Ace, a bOOkie from "back : be a lot harder.· All in all, I think it's .home" whO is asked to run a Las Ve. just another ploy by the mafia to de- . ~ casinQ for the mob, but is not sure stroy wildlife at its roots." he wants the job. l:le takes the job and moves tc> Las Vegas. Jae Pe5ci · Devey stars as Nikki, Ace's best friend from "I'ma lawn or- .back home. Nikki, Ace's hitman, is. nament. How a thief, he will basicall;y steal anythe hell do you thing that is worth something. think· I feel Everything is going great until about. it! You Sharon Stone enters the picture. She want to know plays a hooker that works the casino. how I feel? Ace likes her because she brings in Try being stuck in a pool all damn a lot of money and falls in love with day with some flower!That's how I her. Ace asks her to marry him and feel, pal! Hey, don't leave ... please." things start to take a turn for the S e a: Ill worse. Nikki starts getting greedy "s q u i. r re I and ends up getting kicked out of evI/ON' T W.OQ.2.lj, e,~ 1'\E: TIME: e c t e r " erycasinoinLasVegas. Acedoesn't ~ov Al'lQ ~ou'2. l.-1\\"\.t .e.IJOO\ES Flanegan, want to be seen with Nikki because O~OP OU\ O~ \Jltc'.,H SCHOOL 1 Senior then i.t would just look bad for him. W't.'l.-L 1-\A\IE: !:1ouQ. P'2.\SON "It's open sea- And Ace's wife starts getting in(.~u,<; l?.Ull.-\ArJOcatA~'l\O'<). son 1996, volved' with drugs and becomes a baby!· Those junky. whiney squirrels bettei- start sayin' There are so many details to this their prayers now and pray to wh_at movie, there is no way I could exever tree God they worship that they plain them all. I did think this was a never meet me! HA HA HA! Gather vezy good movie, and I highly recthis you rodent! HA HA HA!" (Note: ommend i~. However, it is very long, Flanegan, as well, was taken to an almost three hours, and very, very asylum shortly after that question.) violent. I give it four out of five stars. <-·





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New policies raise questions of cleanliness By Chris Raabe

Vice president of academic affairs, Terry Smith, resigns President of Peru State COllege, Dr. Robert Bums, expressed a mix of personal and professional feelings when he announced that 1'r. Terry Smith, vice president of academic affairs, has accepted a position as Vice Pesident of Columbia College in Missouri. Smith will finish the spring semester at Peru Staie. Burns stated that Smith's accomplishments at Peru State are numerous during his three-year stay. Smith's contributions included wide ranging revision and enhancement of Peru State's curricula, development of new catalogs, a faculty handbook, new teaching sites and an advising system-to mention just a few. Also, Burns is confident in Smith's ability ·to play a leadership role at Columbia College that will be marked with distinction. A national search for a Vice President for Academic Affairs will begin immediately.

·Hersemann said, ."The physiCal The Al Wheeler Activity Center has adopted plant found the two policies: 1) students must bring another floor damaged pair of shoes to change into before using the from a drink. The WheelerCenter,and 2)beveragesarenolonger floor's sealant is allowed in the arena. not thick enough, The first "new" rule is actually an old rule and the carbonthat has never been enforced. "The shoe- ation leaves holes change policy will keep the floors cleaner," in the sealant. stated Athletic Director, Dan Johnson. "People Moisture then come into the Wheeler Center with salt and works through rocks on the bottom of their shoes. That doesn't the holes into the help the floor." Last semester, turf shoes were floor. Pitting of not allowed to be worn by baseball players, but the floor is the reRon Fabry, the director of the Physical Plant, suit." said, "Any black sole shoes cause black marks However, on the floor. The turf shoes are not responsible Fabry said, "Ydfor the marks on the floor." · low stains on the The second policy change deals with drinks floor are caused intheWheelerCenterbuthasramificationsthat by pop being reach far beyond. In addition to the prohibition spilled on the of pop on a day-to-day basis, beverages have floor and not bebeen disallowed at athletic events, and the con- ing cleaned up." I cession stand has been closed "with no plans of He didn't mention re-opening it in the near future," stated Vice the carbonation President of Student Affairs, Dr. Daryl! ·eating through Hersemann. the sealant. In fact, according to Fabry, the Hersemann commented, "The stand has been Wheeler Center floor does not have a sealant. closed due mostly to the new policy. It is hard In a Dec. I memo from Fabry to Vice Presito keep pop out ofthe gym." Since pop can't dent of Administrative Affairs, Susan Udey, be monitored, the concession stand will not be Fabry suggested that "pop be disallowed in the reopened. Al Wheeler Activity Center with the exception Senior.Tony Duffek ran the concession stand of the lobby area. Two stains have been located as an intern ..andJctur..,sx,"'4m.t,'i,.b.e!p.ed...t.od2perc"'.w ..since . Nov. ,.l..,of...19.9~::..,.,Clu<hstain i.s... .01Lthc ate the stand which pulled in over $200 of profit main court. The other stain is located at the at Peru State athletic events last semester. The lobby entrance and splatters its way to the stand also made over $720 during a three-night Wheeler Center custodial room. volleyball tournament last fall. "The stand was Jerry Henrichs, the custodian stated, "I think not costly to the athletic department, and it did the stain occurred during the high school volnot take any time away from my (Johnson's) leyball tournament in October." Henrichs reA.D. duties," stated Johnson. ported the stain on Nov. 7. However, head volThe major issue is the effect carbonated bev- leyball coach Jim Callendar said the stain had erages have on the new Wheeler Center floor. been on the main court since a solvent was


Pappas scholarship established Members of the Peru State College Biology Club have donated $500 to a scholarship fund in memory of the late Dr. Larry Pappas, a longtime professor at PSC. Dr. Pappas died this past summer in a car-bicycle accident, and a schol)\' arship fund in his memory has been established by his family. The Biology. Club conducted a J;i11ke...~~le, a ~oup supper and a raffle drawing to G\ise the funds.

Art Exhibit Opens The sculpture of Stuart Wheat and the photography of Clay Walker are currently on display at the art gallery in the Jindra Fine Arts Building. The show runs through Feb. 16 and can be seen between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Fri<iay or by appointment by calling 872-2275.

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Peru State College has become one of only a

Ifew Nebraska colleges to offer a middle grades

Dr. Daryl! Hersemann, vice president of stu- 'education field endorsement. Dr. David dent affairs, will hold open office hours for stu- Ainsworth, chl'tirman of the education division, dents each Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. says this addition is important to the curricu~ in the Emery Oak room of the Student Center. lum and will greatly enhance the teaching skills Students are invited to stop by at anytime dur- and employment opportunities of those students ing those hours to ask questions, express con- who pursue it. PSC has been working for sevcerns or just say hello anc;I become acquainted. eral years towards creating this program in compliance with state require.ments .. Ainsworth feels that there is an ongoing stateWriting contest deadline extended wide, if not national, trend towards increased The deadline for the Silas Summers writing emphasis on students at the middle grade levcontest has been extended to Feb. 9. Students els. This sentiment is echoed by many others are invited to submit poetry, short fiction and in the field. "Larger metropolitan schools are non-fiction, and prizes will be awarded to the moving even more rapidly towards more emtop three works in each category. All entrants· phasis on the middle school concept," added will be considered for the Sifting Sands, Peru Dr. A. J. Hytrek, certification officer of the eduState's literary journal. Entries may be turned cation division. This is due, in part, to a grow-

spilled at a wrestling tournament last March, over six months before the stain was discovered by Henrichs. Fabry said the main problem area is from 3p.m. when Henrichs goes off duty, until he clocks in the next morning. The only exception is game days, because Henrichs stays until the .game is over. Fabry .did .not recommend closing the stand, because games are not a trouble time. As far as cleaning, the Wheeler Center floor is not waxed, .but a scrubber is used instead. Fabry stated, "Each day, Monday through Thursday, one floor is scrubbed. On Fridays, all the floors are scrubbed, and on game days,

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ing awareness by education professionals of the ments of the early childhood endorsement bespecial needs of children in the middle school come certified to teach children from birth age group. through third grade. Therefore, when combined Hytrek added, "There are very few middle with the middle grades endorsement, certificaschool-certified teachers out there right now." tion covers birth through grade nine, an exDr. Daniel Cox, director of field. experiences tremely marketable range. for the education division, pointed out, "There Students who combine an elementary educaare 16 teacher-training schools in Nebraska. tion endorsement with the newly-offered middle Peru is now one of just a few to offer the middle grades program will end up certified to teach school endorsement. There aren't very many kindergarten through grade nine. Alone, the colleges in the nation that offer this program." elementary education endorsement enables the Increased interest in middle schools combined student to teach kindergarten through grade with the fact that there are so few qualified eight. While it appears that only one additional middle school teachers or schools offering the grade is made available, this is misleading. The endorsement highlight the significance of PSC elementary education endorsement is limited by adding this field endorsement. the fact that any teaching done at the seventh The middle grades endorsement prepares stu- and eighth grade level must be done in self-condents to teach grades four through nine and tained classrooms. The shift towards more emphasis on the middle works well in tandem with either the elementary education or early childhood education field endorsement. Students who fulfill the requireContmued on page 2

into either Dr. Bill Clemente, Dr. Mary Mokris, Dr. Anthony McCrann, or the Silas Summers entry box located in the library.

Movies shown in coffee house Every Monday and Wednesday at 7 p.m., Cinema Classics invades the Coffee House in the basement of the Student Center. Foreign films as well as modern classics are shown for those interested in expanding their cultural horizons or just looking for something to do. Upcoming films include Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window (Feb. 5), Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times (Feb. 14), and Martin Scorsese's Goodfellas (Feb. 19). Refreshments are available, and Channel 4 displays the upcoming films.

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Calendar of Events N~w middle for February Contmued from page 1 6 - CAB Variety Act "Regency" 8 p.m., College Theatre 12-16- Room Draw for 1996-1997 13 - CAB's Valentine Scavenger Hunt · 13 - Aeolian II 8 p;m., Benford Recital Hall 14- CAB Valentine Dance 9p.m: to .midnight; Student Center . _ _16- CAB Movie "While You Were Sleeping" 8 p.m., Benford Recital Hall 16- Principal Counselor Day at PSC 16 - Applications for May Graduation Due 1~ - CAB Travel Activity to Lied Center (Lincoln) or Orpheum Theatre (Omaha) 22 - Engineering and Technical Fair-UNL . 22 - Hypnotist Jim Wand 8 p.m., College Theatre 22 - Student Recital 11 a.m., Benford Recital Hall


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grades education field endorsement, either alone dren of this age are working through ~pecific school concept is accompanied by a plan to or in conjunction with another endorsement, tasks, including getting along with peers, parplace more grade levels in middle school set- will be required to follow the programs as out- ents, teachers and, perhaps most important, tings. Middle school settings usually don't lined in the co,urse catalog to be released in the themselves. make.use of self-contained classrooms, mak- ·fall. This catalog will be the first to offer the Waggoner hopes to incorporate some of the ing it necesssary to be certified for middle middle grades endorsement, and it should be same middle grade teaching methods for this grades in order to teach fourth, fifth and sixth noted that, while seeking just the middle grades class and stated that he wants his students to be grade students who hav.e become part of the endorsement is an option,jt is not-recom- well-prepared for the middle school teaching middle school system. mended: The faculty in the Education divi~ion challenge, including effective interviewing techElementary education majors who have com- feel strongly that the middle grades endorse- niques. He plans to include workshop-type acpleted the requirements for thei.r field endorse- ment alone would limit employment possibili- tivities, field trips and guest speakers in an openment find themselves generally well-pre- ties. forum atmosphere. pared to seek the middle grades endorsement. Nine PSC students are taking "Teaching in Chris Raabe, senior, elementary education Most will need OQlyJo take an additional three- the Middle Grades."_ Dave Waggoner, counse- major and a student in "Teaching in the Middle credit class, "Teachfog in the Middle Grades," !or for the past five years at Mission Middle Grades" this semester, has been hoping the and to complete required student teaching in a School in Bellevue, teaches the class. Waggonei: middle grades endorsement would become a middle school. At least some practicum hours is working on his doctorate in middle school reality while it was still an option for him. He need to be spent at a middle school, also. Each education at UNL. Aihsworth stated, "We are 'fias already completed his practicum hours in student's transcript will be reviewed on an in- lucky to have such a well-qualified instructor middle schools and, in the fall, will fulfill his dividual basis to determine if practicum require- for this course." Cox added that, "UNL has one student teaching requirements in an Omaha ments have been met. of very few doctoral programs for middle school middle school. His goal since becoming a PSC Early childhood education majors who have education in the nation." The class meets student has been to teach middle school. Jen fulfilled their requirements are in a similar situ- Wednesday nights from 5 to 7:30 in T.J. Ma- Slattery, senior, elementary and early childhood ation, although they will probably have a small jors building ·education major, is taking the middle grades amount of additional coursework to complete Waggoner explained some of the concepts of class also. She hopes to have better opportunialong with the new class. Those students who middle grade learning that have recently begun ties for a teaching job after she graduates by have completed the secondary education field to interest education professionals more and being certifi.ed to teach preschool through ninth endorsement will need to take the new class p!us more. He stated that middle grade students, age grade. approximately 20 hours of additional classe's in 10 to 15, are not junior high students. Middle , PSC students have a distinct opportunity that order to seek the middle grades endorsement. grade students encompass a broader age range is unavailable to the majority of our nation's In both cases, middle school student teaching that begins at a younger age. An emphasis is college students. Administration and faculty will-have to be completed and practicum hours placed on hands-on learning that is student-cen- members who worked toward implementing will have to be reviewed. . tered. Course work is more integrated and team this program have helped to increase the job Any student who choos~s to begin the middle teaching is implemented when possible. Chi!- opportunities for many Peru students.


6- CAB Variety Act "Regency" 8 pom., College Theatre R.A's:'dormed' if you 7 - Cinema Classics "Place of do, 'dormed' if you don't Weeping" (S. Africa) 7 p.m;, By Krys Leeds Coffee House 8 - CAB and Art Guild video "Color Write ups increased by more than 40 percent of Adjustment" noon, Student at Peru State College last semester. Was it a Center 12 - Cinema Classics "Within Our wilder year, or was there another reason for these inflated numbers? Gates" 7 p.m., Coffee House Erin Sayer, director of residence life., feels l~,- Video "Martin Luther King. these numbers might be misleading. "it's not Celebration" 1l a~m~, Student 110 students being written up. There is only a Center small group causing problems." In fact, only 19 - Cinema Classics "Where the 22 residents accounted for 61 of the 110 write Caged Bird Sings: Autobiography of ups. Contrary to popular belief, freshman did not Maya Angelou" 7 p.m., Coffee House 21 - John Harris, motivational make up a majority of this small group. "New speaker workshop, 7 p.m., Student students coming in, making up most of the Morgan and Delzell population, made up less Center than.halfthe write ups," reported Sayer. ·Delzell 21-- Cinema Classics "Ta Dona" 11 and Morgan combined were responsible for Fire".(Mali) 7 p.m., Coffee House only 53 of the write ups, compared to spring 26 - Cinema Classics "Ketta-The '95 when Delzell, alone, had 77. · Heritage of the Groit" (Burkina Sayer also feels that resident assistants are Faso) 7 p.m., Coffee House cracking down and are no longer giving residents four or five warnings.

. The Times, the official student newspaper of Peru State College, is published once every two weeks by Peru State College students. The Times office is located in the college publication office in the Physical'Plant building, telephone (402) 872-2260. Opinions expressed may not necessarily be·those ofthe entire editorial staff. All letters to the editor are welcomed: Letters, cartoons, articles, and so forth submitted to The Times should be signed by the individual(s) submitting them artd will be published at the discretion of the staff. Letters to the editor should not exceed 250 words in length. The Times reserves the right to edit all letters to the editor for grammar and style. The Times is printed by Auburn Newspapers, Auburn, NE. Please send material to: Editor Peru State Times .Campus Mail Peru State College PRIZE WINNING Peru, NE 68421 NEWSPAPER


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Peru Players The state's oldest college dramatic organization, Peru Players, currently has around 15 members and meets every other Thursday at 11 a.m. in the College Theatre. Peru Players officers are Sara Anton, president; Marcy Eddinger, vice-president; and Freedom Robinson, _secretary/trea~urer. "Getting live theatre back at PSC," stands as the main goal for the club, this semester. During the week of Jan. 24-28, members of the Players attended the American College Theatre Festival (ACTF) which is a play contest for colleges in the midwest region; an adjudicator decides which school(s) qualify for the national contest. Every year, schools may enter two to three students in the Irene Ryan Acting Competition. Ryan played the character of 'Granny' in the "Beverly Hillbillies." Also, contests for light, sound, costume and design take place. Peru Players..are-s1tll-organtz1ng--:a-trip--to-NewYorksometime·this May, which will include several Broadway shows as well as tours of NBC studios and Radio City Music Hall. Anyone that is interested can contact Dr. Charles Harper, professor of speech/drama, or Anton.

PSEA The Peru Student Education Association (PSEA) dedicates itself to helping future educators of America.· The officers include: Jennifer Hurt, president; Dusk Junker, vice-president; Dave Junker, treasurer; Scott Heese, secretary; Michelle Kildow, historian; Geane Gibbons, non-traditional representative. . To become a member, an application form needs to be filled out; also, a $20 fee must accompany - the application. Three dollars of this fee remains at the Peru chapter while the rest goes to the state. This fee gives the member a subscription to publications that offer new ideas in teaching . PSEA meets once a month in T.J. Majors room 114. The next meeting is Feb. 8 at 11 a.m. PSEA, this semester, is planning a soup supper in February, and in March, PSEA will take a trip to the Joslyn Art Museum with the Johnson-Brock ninth grade. Plus, a conference with other colleges is currently being organized to attain new ideas and to learn from each other.

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If you ve got music, you ve got good times Inferior ma'intenance at root jukebox, my fingers excitedly Nearly everything in life is best acIn • the of problems to floor of AWAC companied trace a line under each selection. A by music. Thoughtful and • piercing Pearl Jam guitar riff fills the thought-provoking music selection , Proper maintenance holds the key to keeping possessions in tiptu air. It's so good to be "Alive." enhances and enlightens the activities top condition. In those terms, a baseball card collector wouldn't Perhaps the evening play plans indare allow a four-year old to handle a Mickey Mantle rookie card, and without oil changes, our cars would collect in various junk yards awaiting a high schooi shop class to rescue them from auto purgatory. / With that in mind, how could the new floor in theAWAC, little more than one year old, suffer the adversities it has, resulting in the closure of the concession stand? In the custodial staff's defense, people should report spills immediately to whomever is responsible for the AWAC at that moment. We still haven't outgrown the occasional spill, but we should be mature enough to take responsibility for those spills. That aside, we venture to the mysterious stain that is turning into the bloody glove of PSC. Was the stain a result of soda spilled dming a high school volleyball tournament in October, or was it the result of a mixture between blood and a chemical used to clean it up during a wrestling tournament in March of 1995? Either way, the stain remained unreported until Nov. 7, 1995, and due to this discovery and a rash decision, the already anemic athletic department budget will miss out on the lucrative concession business that accompanies high school basketball tournaments. How long had those in charge discussed the ramifications and feasibility of closing the concession stand? Many schools, in fact, do not allow beverages in their gymnasiums, but we can not think of a single school that does not have a concession stand in operation during games and a lobby area to accompany it. Maybe the decision wasn't as rash as we may think. Dr. Daryl! Hersemann said to a Times reporter that the concession stand wasn't costeffectivc. However, to us, the decision to close the concession stand seems to have been made too quickly. In further searching last week, behind bleachers, we discovered a program from December graduation and a Pepsi cup, among other things; plus, an unusual fragrance lingered from an area by the south wall where someone had recently vomited. Guess what accompanied the odor. Hospitality does not come to mind when we speak of the restrooms in the AWAC. Is anyone else embarrassed that visitors :Jo PSC athletic events, not to mention students and their families, have to use those restrooms? We recently spoke to Dennis Gilbertson,, Buildings and Grounds Supervisor at North Dakota State University. NDSU has the same 'type of floor as we at PSC do, with the exception that their floor is approximately 30 years old and has never been replaced. We asked Gilbertson how they deal with stains on the gym floor. Gilbertson chuckled as he said the reason they don't have a problem with stains is b<:cause they clean their floor every day. Cleaning consists of dry mopping the floor every morning and then going over the floor with their floor scrubber. , Granted, we at the Times are not responsible for cleaning the AWAC and, frankly, do not know all the ins-and-outs of taking care of such a facility. Yet, we as students (not to mention the taxpayers of the state) pay for that facility and its upkeep. As we see it, our money would be better off invested in Mickey Mantle rookie cards.

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of everyday life. Take, for instance, the morning routine-out of-bed,into1he shower; out of the shower, into the clothes; out of the house, into the world. In silence, this routine takes on the monotony of a lecture on African cinema; but, with some Bush playing in the back- c1ine to the Student Center. Feeling, at times, overworked and overground, everything is Zen. Driving to and from work or school whelmed, it helps to know that Alanis can be boring; the scenery repeats it- predicts "everything's gonna be fine, self like a chase scene in a cheap car- fine, fine." As some days wind down, I remain toon. Just by slipping the Indigo Girls into the CD player and allowing their wound up like Quentin Tarantino on soothing harmony to wash over me, ephedrine. Yearning for relaxation "the closer I am to fine." and craving creature comforts, I careWhile working or studying, music fully choose Dave Matthews Band. can inspire greatness. The cleanest Cheered by the thought that "every conceivable house and the tallest day has its way of being forgotten," I stacks of Bounce-fresh laundfy result realize the required mental release. As from R.E.M. providing the "Finest usual. a dose of Dave does it. Worksong." The most unbearable All work and no play makes life shift at work becomes bearable with about as exciting as "The Jewelry Jackopierce's reminder that I'm a Showcase" on !ate-night QVC. After "Capable Girl." a long day, maybe a few friends and a Comp_rehending Emerson's Nature few drinks at the local watering hole or cramming for the PPST's can be are in order. Dropping my dollars into as daunting as trekking up the icy in-

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I take immense pride in saying to people that I go to school at Peru State College. Even though Peru is often referred to as the lesser of the three state colleges, those who have been here past their first year and value the education Peru State has to offer know differently. With that in mind, I saw a funny thing. I work with the women's basketball team and enjoy it very much; so, whenever anything is printed about the Bobcats, I take interest in it. Gandering at the official men's and women's basketball team poster displaying the schedule and team photo, I became appalled. Not only is the schedule on the poster next to unreadable, former women's team member Lori Henn is identified as Julie Henn in the poster. Odd. I looked on and discovered Chris Lade's name was spelled "Chris La9de." 9? With my curiosity unsatiable, I looked at the inserts in the men's and

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clude an intimate encounter. I daresay that the right music for sex is the most important musical decision made. It must be mutually agreeable and conducive to spontaneity, much like the crucial lights on or lights off determination. Remember the Righteous Brothers and Rebecca Howe? I believe that almost everyone who's ever had sex has a favorite sex song. A song so powerful that hearing it, anytime or anyplace, evokes physical responses such as weak knees or bcdroom eyes. For my own personal and private reasons, the passion of Prince's "Purple Rain" has aphrodisiacal qualities unlike any other tune known to me. Life, in all its mundane and mc:gical moments, somehow becomes transcendent when Big Head Todd and the Monsters pronounce it 'just a circle." After all, just a long movie spanning from your birth to your death. chronicling the events in between. Why not have a kick-ass soundtrack·?

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women's programs which give updates on the team as well as star player identification. I was beyond shocked to see that words were consistently misspelled and horrible grammar covered the page. In the Dec. 18 issue of "Bobcat News & Notes," a newsletter from the sports information department, coach John Gibbs is quoted as saying, "There is not many teams you'll beat if you shoot that poorly." Gibbs has been at Peru since 1981 and I believe, would not say 'There is not many... " This publication, from our school, makes our coach seem as if he talks as if he were raised by wolves. Also in that issue, Deana Christiansen, who won player of the week Dec. 11-17, was credited with having 10 rebounds, nine assists, nine steals and five blocked shots "in the win (against Graceland College)." These numbers were for the week. In reality, she had three rebounds, three assists, six steals, and two blocked shots for the game.

These programs, that people actually see, epitomize everything a learning institution, like Peru State, is all about. I ask you, what kind of message does this send about our school? Let me tell you: If you go to Peru State, you don't know how to spell or distinguish between past and present tense. On one hand, recruiters say come to Peru to get a quality education and a job after you· ve graduated. Of course, on the other, once you graduate, you' II have the equivalent of an eighth grade education. Being in charge of this newspaper, I realize it is very difficult to catch every mistake, but placing a "9" in a person's name? Come on. It's not just the basketball poster; there are mistakes in almost every publication released from the athletic department. Who approves these things? Someone needs to decide if we're going to give off the impression of being a.higher learning institution or people without an education who are expected to make so many mistakes.

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afternoon tea. Visiting the prosecuting attorney's office captivated "Se_~, hear, think and live it." Kelsay where she heard the prosecutFour Peru State College students ing attorney reinact his argument put this motto to practice when they from a current murder trial. "It was immersed themselves in the Austra- fascinating to watch him work," lian crim1rial justice system on a ten- stated Kelsay. day study tour to Queensland over Asmussen, considering himself a Christmas break. strong believer in educational oppor. Mike Manske, J.D. (Doctor of Ju- tunities outside the classroom, feels risprudence ), assistant professor at the students left assuming they knew Washburn University, organized the a lot about their own criminal justice trip and extended an invitation to Dr. system, and tours such as these chalKelly Asmussen, assistant professor lenge their knowledge about people of criminal justice, and any students and their own judicial system. "The from PSC interested in learning more best part was watching Peru students about Australia's legal system. become a part of another group of stuOn Tuesday, Dec. 26, Asmussen dents, to fit together and watching and his parents, Manske, and a total them patricipate on that level," said of 28 college students including: Asmussen. Diane Durman, sophomore, criminal This trip was not only an educajustice/ pre-law; Laura Kelsay, senior, tional experience but also a social sCience; Nicole Miller, PSC multicultural one, according to graduate and Jason Ross, sophomore, Asmussen. During rare free time, stupsychology/ sociology, departed from dents spent an afternoon at a koala Kansas City International airport. and kangaroo sanctuary where the After losing a day due to the Intern a- students held the koalas and fed the .tionaLDa1e.. Line, Jhe.y. .arrived in kangaroos. Time was also allowed - CROQUET ANYONE? Brisbane, Queensland on Thursday, for snorkeling, exploring coral reefs Dec. 28, and the group stayed at and rain forests, body surfing, shopTHE PSC ART DEPARTMENT held a jurored art exhibition and contest. and this veor, the winner wos selected Emmanuel College (without air con- ping, sun bathing and meeting new by Omaha artist Paul Conner. Students could choose to submit a five dollar fee along with their work to be ditioning), which houses the music people. "Everything was fun; there eligible for a cosh entrv fee award. The awards were presented bv Peggv Jones, assistant professor of art. department of Queensland University. was no one best part, but the friendThe Best of Show/Entrv fee award of $50 went to Rhonda Johnson for her box sculpture titled "Christina's Not needing an alarm clock, they ships made were outstanding," proWor,ld. (top)." Cindv Dills' oil triptvch, "Croquet(bottom)." received a $25 gift certificate donated bl,! Dick Blick were awakened around 4 :30 every claimed Durman. Art:IY\aterials in· Lincoln for Second Best of Show honors. Two students were given Honorable Mention morning by the kookaburra, a bird Durman and Kelsay agreed that a awards. "Untitled;" bl,! Shawn Blevins wos given o $10 gift certificate olso from Dick Blick. while Aaron known for i!s loud cry similar to hu- lot can be learned about a professor Wts_dom'.s "Untitled" earned him $10 in cosh. Both paintings were done in oil. . The..exbibit .displaved from .. ·man laughtet; ''It was a jungle right by spending two weeks in a foreign Jon. l S-26. -photos bv Tern; Dugan outside your window," said country with him, while Asmussen Asmussen. was impressed that he and 28 college Their-day-officially began around·- kids traveled 20,000 miles without Publication Schedule 8:30a.m.andwentsteadilyuntil4:30 incident. Emmett Asmussen, Dr. Any news briefs or letters to the edip.m. Most of this time was spent in Kelly Asmussen's father, summed up tor must be submitted by the dead- By Troy Moraine ferent places to go to see art shows, meetings with various departments of the trip: "I feel more like I do now line date to make the following week's including Kansas___Cicy, Omaha . and... Ji)~_qi.min_aJjusJic_e_system.and.Jo.urs_. thanLdici when I first got here." . issue. As the second semester begins, two . Lincoln. I hope the students use these of facilities which often included hav- - - - - - - - - - - - • new faces, Janine Copple and Mark resources to expand their minds," said ing lunch on site and being invited to #7-February 16 Fuerniss, join the PSC faculty. Both Copple. Deadline: February 8 arehereforjustonesemesterreplacThe other new instructor is . f't. American Heart 61111 . ing Kenneth Anderson, professor of Fuerniss, who is replacing Hinrichs Association,.y #8-March 1 art, and Paul Hinrichs, instructor of in the math department. Fuerniss re-

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science and technology. Replacing Anderson in the art department is Copple, a graduate from Tyler School of Art at Temple University. She -has taught at the University of Nebraslh1 at Lincoln and can also teach Spanish. Copple has her own studio at home were she does wood carvings. In addition, she has illustrated a couple or books_ In Copple's opinion, Peru is a very mobile place. "There are a lot of dif-

ceived his master's degree at UNL, where he currently teaches night classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays. He has been teaching for about 25 years and has taught everyone from sixth graders to college students . Fuerniss was surprised to find the classes so full; he has almost 40 students in four out of five classes. "I really just want the students to acquire a better knowledge of math," said Fuerniss.

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Cafeteria renovations one step toward improving Student Center By Shanda J. Hahn

People Nqt From Idaho The cast and crew of "The PSC Times Bunch" has expanded from the previous season and fought off cancelation and the Neilsens once again. This year's east of characters inclues (starring in alphabetical order from left): top row, Leigh Calfee, Terry Dugan, Jennifer "Little Frog" Froeschl, Shanda Hahn, Dan Ketelsen; second row, Scott Krichau, Heather Joy Layson, logo, Krys Leeds, Troy Moraine; third row, Chris Raabe, Freedom Robinson, Ann B. Davis as Dr. Dan Holtz, Debbie Sailors, Andrea Tee; bottom row, Matt Uher, Shane Vanoene, Josh Whitney and Greg Wolfe as Peter.

ReC:rtals key for students and staff )y Dawn May Perfotmance plays a very important ;art for both students and faculty in he music department. Before graduation, niusic majors nust first give a senior recital, and hose students who study applied ;lUsic or take private lessons also :.. :,;iicipate in a student recital. As role l:ddels, the faculty of the music de;artment set an example by performng as well. Dr. David Edris, chairman of the -Iumanities Division, and Dr. Thomas

Ediger, professor of music and diieetor of choral activitie>, have been performing together in facul1y recitals for 15 years. Together, with Edris on trumpet and Ediger on the piano, they make up the duo known as Aeolian II. Ediger said their practice time depends on how close to a recital they are, and perforry1ing also tends to be a form of relaxation because they enjoy performing. Aeolian II gives two recitals a year with their next one on Feb. 13. Graduating music majots tend to spend at least one semester or more

in preparation for their senior recitals. Vocalists and pianists must memorize their music, and the experience culminates years of hard work and dedication to one's skills. Ediger expressed his regret that there would be no musical this spring, but he stressed there will be musicals at PSC in the near future; when that time comes, volunteers will be needed. Students should keep in mind that all of these performances and recitals are necessary and important to the music students.

generated from student fees or revenue bond money. "When it comes Recently the cafeteria in the Student to changes in the Student Center, the Center has gotten a face-lift. Some money comes from student fees 0r the changes include the. addition of a juke CAB budget," explained Lewellen. box and lattice as well as a new paint "Students get to see their money at work." job. Besides the paint job and addition These changes are only a beginning of renovations in the Student Center of lattice and a juke box, ivy was and are not the first that have been added as well. "I love the colors," made. The Burr Oak room has been said Dr. Bill Clemente. associate proredone along with the Game room and fessor of English, "but the parsley on lower 1evel of the Student Center. the ceiling doesn't send me. How- Plans for other renovations will also ever, the overall effect is more intibe occurring sometime this year, ac- mate and less institutional." This is cording to Barb Lewellen, director of the look the committee was going for. student programs. The next renova"We started by looking at repainttion will most likely be the Bob Inn. ing the bottomare or the walls of the Since the food service contract is up Student Center. We wanted somefor bid, the committee is waiting be- thing fresh looking and the ideas just cause the food service that is hired grow from there when you have a may be able to make changes on their good creative comrninee. Students own, using their own funds. have also expressed their wishes for Lewellen is onthe committee engi- changes in the looks of the Student neering the changes along with Erin Center," stated Dr. Burns. Awnings Sayer, director of residence life; Julie were also added to complete the Taylor, assistant director of residence theme, and the trophy cases were life and Morgan Hall director; Dr. cleaned and repaired, along with felt Robert Burns, president of PSC; and mirrors being added. "The new Paula Czirr, Complex director; Tara look is great. This is just another exKreklau, student advisor; and mem- ample of PSC's ability to put students' bers of Student Senate. In reference ideas and requests into action," said to the changes, Lewellen went on to Melanie Barry, junior, sports managesay, "We have lots in mind but can ment major.. _ . , . , ,, · . , . , only do what time and our budget alLewellen summed up, "Because of low." the constant use of the Student CenSince the Student Center is a rev- ter and the cafeteria in particular, it enue bond building, Nebraska Legis- becomes the students' dining room, lative Law does not permit the use of living room and den. The cheery, airy, state funds for renovation. Nor can Garden Cafe look creates a pleasant funds be mixed or drawn from other atmosphere. The best reward is havareas to be used on the Student Cen- ing students say that they like their ter, said Burns. The budget for the home away from home." renovations of the Student Center is

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Peru State Lady Bobcat Basketball coach Tara Kreklau remains optimistic as thr team heads into the remain~ ing regular season games and post season competition with a 8-14 record. ····-· ··· ·· "We've said all along.that our ultimate goal is to be at our best by the end of the season as we head into the playoffs," she said. Kreklau c;ommented that they must go into every practice with this ·goal in mind and make themselves a better team. According to Kreklau, the inconsistencies in the team's performances are frustrating yet challenging. She believes that these inconsistences are a sign of a young team. "We've decided that we aren't going to make excuses. Either we get the job done or we don't." Deana Christiansen, 5 ft. 9 in. fresh. man, seems to know what ir takes to get the job done. Christiansen was recently, named NAIA Division II regional playerofthe week for the week of Dec. 7-13. She scored 68 points in three games that week, including a career high 29 against Graceland (IA) College in the Bobcat's 62-59 win. During the week, she also pulled down 10 rebounds, dished out nine assists, had nine steals and five blocked shots while leading the Bobcats to victory. She also shot 25-47 from the field including 7-19 on three pointers and l l- l 3 from the free throw line. Christiansen, who played in only

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Fredd "The Wizard" Ward has been named as a finalist for the Peru State Times Intramural Player of the Year award. Ward, a secondary education and psychology/sociology major, was a crucial ingredient in his team's dominance of the Shick three-onthree tournament. The former record-setting, Peru State Bobcat, point-guard is currently an assistant coach for this year's men's basketball squad. Intwo years of playing, Ward set the career steals and assists records but credits his intram"Ural three-on-three success to teammates Terry Rice.Jason Stinson, and Jason Libal. Ward and company head to Ames, IA for the regional tournament, hot shot contest, and free throw shooting contest. When asked about his nomination for Player of the Year, Ward stated, "I am honored and a little out of shape, but it is basketball. Things come· naturally." "The Wizard" feels no pressure frorri the award's prestige. "It's not like I'm playing on some dumb college team. Our coaches team outweighs opponents by 30 lbs. a man. · I got Strittmatter setting screens for me." "The'Wizard" calls Bellevue home. Last year, he taught learning disabled and behavior problem children at a private school in Omaha. Ward hopes to someday become a head basketball coach. Congratulations to Coach Ward, the second "Intramural Player of the Year"·finalist.

"I dig 'em! They're not too competitive but just enough to be fun," said Greg Bentz, senior, psychology major and avid participant in intramural activities. During the wiffleball competition, Bentz was a member of The Dipper Dappers who beat The Tongas in the championship game to take the title. The Dipper Dappers ended the season with a record of 7-1, the best of ·the five teams who fought for the title. Currently, men's basketball dominates the intramural aC'tivities with 14 teams and 120 players. Each team plays six games during the regular season with a tournament following to determine the champion. Sportsmanship is the key to the true spirit of competition. In order to make sure that everyone abides by the rules

of fair play, a ratings system has been developed to consistently evaluate a team's performance in sportsmanship. The ratings system ranges from four points (the truest form of sportsmanship and spirit) to zero. If a team falls below an average of 2.5 for the season for any reason, the team forfeits its spot in the play-offs, and if at any time after two regular season games the team's average falls below two, all upcoming games are considered forfeits. Plus, after two zero ratings, team members will not be allowed to participate in intramurals for the rest of the academic year. "Rivalry is good, but when it goes beyond competition to poor sportsmanship, it gets to be a problem that we don't need,"·said David Tesk~. intramural director. The intramural sp_ortsmanship guide can be picked up in the intramural office.

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Congratulations go out to the Shick three-on-three basketball champions. Men's champions are Fredd Ward, Terry Rice, Jamie Stinson and Jason Libal; Jennifer Dappen, Jill Parker and Cari Ortmeier won the women's competition. Both teams will represent PSC at the regional tournament in Ames, IA on Feb. 17. Response to the intramural program has been favorable. "The way the intramurals are run gives everybody a chance to participate and not feel intimidated," said Mark Miller, junior criminal justice major. Will Portor, junior, physical education major, agrees with Mi1ler. "Intramurals gerpeople involved with the school, and the football scheduling was well organized." However, a few glitches remain. "I think that the t-shirts awarded to the champions of each event need to be more creative and fun. The previous t-shirts have sucked," said Lea Bausher,junior, pre-physician's assistant major. And finally, congratulations to coach Teske on the recent birth of a 7 lb. 12 oz. boy, Daric Pale. ··

mas. "I noticed a real change in m) playing when I could devote all of mj practice time to basketball. I feel tha: the team has more confidence in m' and that I can contribute more to thi team now," she said. Kreklau believes Christiansen hai provided a spark for the whole team especially on the offensive floor "Deana is a tremendous competito, who comes from a winning progranl (Omaha Roncalli) and hates to lose,\ she said. : The Bobcats have also gained an other addition to the team. Celesti Nolte, a 5 ft. I 0 in. freshman fron Falls City Sacred Heart, transferre( at the semester from Benedictine (K:i>; College. "Peru was originally m) first choice when I was being re· cruited, but circumstances led 1{1e tc ~­ Benedictine." she said. When Benedictine's program clidn ·; meet Nolte's expectations she decide\ to transfer. "I didn't feel comfortable and relaxed at Benedictine. l fee much more at home as part of th( Bobcat basketball team," noted Noice "Celeste is an outstanding athlek who is a tremendous addition to ou' team," commented Kreklau, "ThE more she practices the more familia; she becomes. The full impact of he; addition to the team won't be felt until next year when she will be wit~ the team from the beginning of tJI,': , season."

Scores from recent Bobcat cager action PSC 62 Graceland 59 "Diaper Dandy" Deana Christiansen tallied a season-high 29 points in the Bobcat victory. Jill Shulte added 13, while Hubacl! grabbed 13 boards. 'c r•

Concordia 76 PSC 72 .1lo Shannon Townsend had four swiit and four assists. Christiansen, Amy Petry, and Jen Trouba had 21, 17, anci 16 points respectively. ·· PSC 63 Hosings 51 Celeste Nolte was chairman of the boards, snaking 14 off the glass to go l\iith nine points. Christiansen scored 23 points, as the 'Cats rolled past the Lady Broncos at home. Grand View 73 PSC 47 Hubach led PSC with l 3 points, and Trouba grabbed 9 rebounds. PSC 71 Dono 66 Nolte exploded for 18 points, while pulling down 6 caroms. Townsend sealed the win with two clutch freethrows in the final seconds.




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Bobcats rebound from tough Christmas ,schedule to beat Warriors By Greg Wolfe

Welcome back to the second half of the Bobcats men's basketball season. After returning from the Christmas break, the Bobcats traveled to the Northwestern Tournament in Orange . City, IA: In the Cat's first action back, Peru State fought hard and won 73-70 in overtime. Lawrence Hollier and Tom Riley scored 21 and 20 points respectively. The victory pitted the Bobcats against the host, Northwestern. Peru State fought a valiant battle, but the 'Cats lost the championship game 101-89. Riley and Damarcus Johnson led the Bobcats with 19 points apiece. Senior Albert Norman added 16, a career best. After an encouraging split at the Northwestern Tournament, the Bobcats took to the hardwood at the Tabor Classic. In the first round, the Bobcats fell behind Tabor College by 19 points. Peru State came out with a stepped up defense in the second half to tie the game, with only one minute left to play. Untimely turnovers late in JUNIOR GREG THOMPSON (20) looks For an open passing lane. while Lance Cohn (42) works to get inside the final half cost the Bobcats the . position. Scott Daniell (12) watches From the perimeter. Thompson led the 'Cats witn 23 points. and Cohn game . .had eight rebounds. The Bobcats slipped. past the Warriors 75-74 on Jan. 20. -photo by Chris Raabe Riley led all scorers with a career

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'Continued from page 1 ;nented, "Jerry (Henrichs) is supposed to dust mop the floor before scrub. · 1g." Mopping is recommended in .der to remove any pebbles that ,ould be smashed into the floor. When Henrichs was asked if he dust nops the floor, he responded, "Sometimes, usually on the courts but rarely Jn the track or in front of the enrances. It doesn't do any good to just nop, so I don't clean it.". . As far as the concession stand ~oes, orders have come from Peru 5tate College President Dr. Robert '' 11stodiscontinue·theserviceofthe. 1d in the Al Wheeler Activity Cen';. ,, and.until further notice, the con·~ession stand will be closed to assist 'ompliance with the new "NO )RINK" policy. Swanson, Gentleman and Hart in. talled the floor in the AWAC and Nere contacted in early December to hspect the damage to the floor. The ·ompany has not sent a representaive, yet.

Big 1-2 to become part of NFL bv vear 2000 Well, well, Mr. Lee Corso must have received major head trauma while coaching at powerhouse Indiana. His grass theory struck me as lunacy before the Fiesta Bowl and funny afterwards. My hat goes off to the Cornhuskers and their second straight National Championship. In a season marred with controversy, Tom Osborne proved something to me. Dr. Tom is the classiest act in all of football. All those who attempted to knock him down 'should be ashamed. -1994was aseason of destiny; ending .with an ·orange Bo.wl win and a Nationa;l Title. The non-believers knocked a weak Husker schedule and claimed the Nittany Lions were robbed of a share. Now, the Mighty Big Red have stepped into an elite level. The second-best team in the country managed to get driHIKI 62-24. The Huskers thoroughly enjoyed the "Fun -n- Gun," but it was Nebraska that pulled the trigger. The Gators were reduced to a pair


. Two Cents with Chris Raabe of boots, and .Steve Spurrier wore them well. Florida gulped a. big spoonful of their own medicine as Tommy "should have won the Heisman" Frazier punched holes in a paper mache defense. Lawrence Phillips returned with a vengeance, running through Florida's defense as if they were tackling dummies . In a jesture of good will, Dr. Tom knelt on the ball at tfie Gator one yard line. It was the same late game tactic used on perennial powers Pacific, Iowa State, and Missouri. I call it mercy. Perhaps Steve Spurrier has

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learned a lesson from this. A gator will never survive a Nebraska winter storm. I found the post-game quite disheartening. The pre-season pollsters were already shooting off about how Florida was the top team going into next season. Whoa! I don't think a 62-24 drudging deserves a pre-season top spot. I don't think Nebraska has lost a game since the season ended. The Gators should not find it hard to return to the top. They_have added Pacific and Notre Dame to the schedule. The University of Pacific has started up the football program for two more seasons. Pacific's Athletic Director' John Musafa stated, "We hung with Nebraska for a few minutes and lost by about the same margin as Florida. The way I see it, we could sneak up on the Gators." Notre Dame head coach, John Musafa has guaranteed a victory. Meanwhile, the University of Nebraska has become part of the Big 12,

or sh,ould I say Big One and little I I. That is a little harsh, considering Colorado, Kansas State, Kansas, and Texas A & M all rolled to bowl victories. The Big 12 looks tob~the.,pi;e·, miere conference for years to come: NFL Commissioner John Musafa stated, "The new conference may become part of the NFL by the year 2000. I guarantee Deion Sanders will have to learn how to hit and tackle, if the NFL annexes the Big 12." "Welcome to Tostito's Super Bowl XXXV (35 for those of you not familiar with the Roman System), The University of Nebraska hopes to add to an unprecidented I 01 straight wins dating back to I 994. A tough Minnesota Vikings team stands in the way. Let's go to analyst Lee Corso." '.'I am going with the Vikings in this one. Nebraska will not win, because the game is being played on grass." I know, I'm going a littl.e overboard ... Whoa! Gotta go! Nebraska is about ready to score, again.





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high 32 points, including eight threepointers. Coach John Gibbs commented, "The inside game hurt us." Tabor's 6' 11" center turned into a Bobcat nightmare scoring 15 points and pulling down 17 rebounds. Peru State came oudlat in the consolation game with a disappointing 84-67 loss at tlle hands of Sterling College. Riley scored 21 points, while Scott Daniels .added 14. The Bobcats poor showing may have been due to a long lay-off over the Christmas break. Before the break, the 'Cats won four out of five games. Gibbs said, "Since the break, we haven't shot or rebounded well at all." Due to the confidence the team has shown, Gibbs thought, "We will 'get our shooting back up to par." The Bobcats returned home to play host to the Midland Lutheran Warriors on the Wheeler Center floor. Peru State shot 42 percent from the field and prevailed 75-74. Tom Riley paved the way with 26 points and nine boards. Greg Thompson added 23 points, while dishing out seven assists. Hopefully, the hard work will pay off in the run to the play-offs. The men's hoopsters play host to Doane College tomorrow and Park College on Tuesday. Both are slated for 7:30 starts.


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this winter,' He should've just went back into his hole." Eight squirrels have been detained in conjunction with the. attack as Brownville residents remain in a state of shock. Van Groundhaggen's children refused to be interviewed with the that they too may see their shadows and receive their eternal punishment. Musafa added, "It's pretty bad wheQ you can't even come out bf your own hole anymore. What's that saying for our society? Squirrels are an anar.- chic threat to the balance between nature and man. If we couldn't squash -them like silly putty; they might actually be a threat." When asked about death threats he had received, Musafa had no comment, but he did say no creature without opposable thumbs was going to push him around.


A straw poll of 50 PSC students shows Steve Forbes as the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination, Of those asked, 25 percent said they weren't aware that, out of the list of candidates, Bill Clinton was not running for reeleetion, and another 64 percent said they would not vote for any fruit manufacturer or type of cracker. Two percent asked if the Greek guy with bushy eyebrows had been impeached yet, while another 4 percent liked the pretty flowers that were situated by the place of polling. Here. are the results: _

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From Dusk Till Down: ride to hell-and back By Troy Moraine Bank robbery, hostages, Mexico, a bar with topless dancers, vampiresthis was a wild movie! From Dusk Till Dawn has all of these things and more. George Clooney and Quentin Tarantino star as Seth and Richard Gecko, brothers who have just robbed a bank and try to head for Mexico. Along the way, the Geckos pick a few hostages: a minister named Jacob, played by Harvey Keitel, and his two kids. The Gecko brothers, with a little help from their hostages, make it into Mexico and to the bar where':they have to last until dawn. The onty problem is the bar is full of vampires -who are ready to feast on

everyone there. It is a battle to the finish. Blood flies everywhere, people get tom in half and the vampires are loving every minute of it. The remaining people who haven't been caught by these vampires make a valiant effort to stay alive by using everything from crosses to crossbows and even supersoakers .filled with holy water. The battle rages on as Clooney leads the way with his wooden spike hooked onto a drill, shredding whatever bloodsucker steps in his way. I found myself jumping through the roof a couple of times and loved it. As I left the movie, I was really pleased with the ending; for once the· guy doesn't get the girl. Basically, this was an edge-of~your-

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'Athletic Director, Dan Johnson, re.signs; Kreklau named interum

By Debbie Sailors

Pat Longley just sent out her Christmas letPeru State Athletic Director Dan Johnson has ters last week. Yes, she's late, but she was a ;~1ccepted a position in Hopkins, Minnesota. little busy over the holiday break. On Dec. 18, ''Johnson, who served two and one-half years as she donated one of her kidneys to her husband 1thletic dirctor, also coached the baseball team of 35 years, Dr. William Longley, programmer/ from 1991-1994. Under his tutelage, the team analyst and former instructor at Peru State. recorded the best season in Bobcat baseball his"It just seemed the logical thing to do," Mrs. ':tory with a 34-16 mark. Longley said about her decision to offer a kid. He will put his baseball knowledge to work, ney to her husband. "I knew he wasn't doing ,pnce more. Johnson has been named head basetoo well." Longley's kidneys failed just over ball coach and new facilities director at Hopkins five years ago due to complications from diaHigh School. betes. Head women's basketball coach Tera Kreklau · Longley, 58, started dialysis as soon as he has been named as Peru State's interum athletic knew the diagnosis. Knowing the only ·~cure" llirector. Kreklau has been at Peru State since for long-term kidney failure is a transplant, he :he fall of 1994. tried to place his name on the waiting list for a .(areer Fair announced combination kidney and pancreas transplant, The division of cooperative education and which would have also eliminated his diabetes. ·;~areer services are sponsoring a career fair to , His health at the time prevented his nam~ from be held at Peru State's Student Center on April being added. ~from 10:30 a.m. to l p.m. The Longleys, who have lived in Peru for 12 1 The fair offers juniors and seniors a chance i 1/2 years, were both affiliated with PSC at that ~o speak with prospective employers in their time. Dr. Longley taught physics and computer fields of study, and freshmen and sophmores science for nearly ten years. In his current poare invited to discover new career opportuni- i sition, he works closely with the computer systies, begin to make contacts and look for pos- , tern and programs used by the college. Mrs. sible internships. ! Longley, 56, was night reference librarian at In addition to over 40 business representatives l PSC from 1983 to 1990. She left her job when from across the region already scheduled to at- ! the demands of caring for her husband became tend, Creighton University, University of Neoverwhelming. 4braska Medical Center an~ ~?rth~est Miss.ouri j Longlcy's dialysis treatments were necessary State University will bffe'fil'i'de\'ffll"'ifff611ttl!ttl'.m"T"fourtrm~s·a"tfrry·amtlasted one hour each.· A on their graduate programs. ·


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curred, it would benefit the college as a whole. "We need to en visualize this thing and get Since the closing of the Old Gym in the spring people exercise regimes that they can do and of '95 many questions have arisen about its fu~ be comfortable with," said Ainsworth. ture. According to Dr. David Ainsworth, chairMany feel the hours on the Al Wheeler Acperson division of Education and Psychology, tivity Center (AWAC) are too restrictive. the Old Gym may become a wellness labora- Melanie Barry, junior sports management matory and exercise facility. jor, sympathizes "If this proposal passes the David Dunnigan, assistant professor of physi- general population wouldn't be restricted on cal education, pi;oposed to the administration when to schedule their needed exercise program ways to utilize the Old Gym. Dunnigan's pro- to comply with the hectic practice· and game posal includes placing two classrooms and a schedules of the Wheeler Center." human performance lab behind the movable' Last spring the proposal for the Old Gym enwall. tailed adding racquetball courts, weight lifting "This way we would have a laboratory to pre- room and an aerobic facility. Due to much oppare our majors(physical education) for the real position, this proposal could not be passed. world," states Dunnigan. "We have the equipRacquetball courts are too costly and would ment for· assessment but can't use it due to lack disturb classes being held in the art facility. The of space." floor in the Old Gym cannot hold the heavy Ainsworth added that if tljese changes oc- weight system that was originally proposed.

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IT TAKES MORE THAN A KIDNEY TRANSPLANT to stop Pot and William longlev frorn spending tirne together at their favorite place to enJOV coffee-The Cottonwood. - hoto by Debbie Sailors

Tyson Oestmannil died in a hunting accident on Feb. 4, 1996. Tyson was born June J6, 1973, the second child of Jerry and Roxanne Oestmann. He graduated from Johnson-Brock High School in 1991 and was a senior at Peru State College majoring in industrial technology/ electronics and robotics. I had a class with Tyson my first semester here. It was Advanced English Composition and he, Nathan Grube, senior, wildlife/ecology and I were in the same group. I don't remember who else worked with us, but I remember Tyson. He struck me as reserved, shy. He and Nathan were always talking about hunting~ always. Tyson loved it.

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However, the aerobic facility could still be held in the front area of the gym. Ainsworth would like to sec many of the heavier weight systems to be in the AWAC and to bring up the aerobic equipment such as the stair-steppers and stationary bikes to the Old Gym while adding a multiple-station weight system "A multi-station weight system would be spread out enough that the floor could support it...this way a person could get both aerobic exercise and/or resistance exercise," added Ainsworth. However when d1ange occurs in a building that had so many different uses in the past, questions will arise about where to hold these events. With acceptance of this proposal, Ainsworth and Dunnigan would like to see the Old Gym in use by next fall.

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T~ansplant: the ultimate gilt of I v Cont:mued from page 1 permanent catheter was surgically inserted for the treatments. Later, using a different method of .delivery known as "machine-paced" dialysis, his treatments lasted about 12 hours each, administered overnight, six times per week Needless to say, Pat Longley kept busy helping her husband with his medical care. She helped monitor his treatments and chart his medication use. She carefully prepared his meals, conforming to his severely restricted diet. Then, only six months after his kidneys failed, testing revealed that his coronary arteries were blocked; quadruple bypass .surgery was performed. Longley came through the surgery, weakened; but still facing a myriad of health problems. Mrs. Longley' s role as caregiver was now even more vital. Longley recovered from heart surgery and pursued once m 0 re the possibility of a transplant. Due to his age, he was no longer eligible :or the dual-organ transplant, but he asked to have his case re-evaluated in early summer of last year in hopes of being placed on the kidney transplant waiting list. After doctors determined that he was a viable candidate for a transplant, his name was added to the list, and t!icrc he remained until October 1995, when Pat offered to become a donor. There were many hurdles to overcome before Pat's offer became a reality, though. The

chances were slim that she would be an appro- rate for transplant patients in the Clarkson pro- "But, of course, they don't know Peru, so they priate donor, yet she went ahead with tests to gram is about 95 percent. didn't realize we'd have lots of help," Pat said. determine if blood type, tissue type and viral The Longleys were ready, then, to schedule She believes Peru residents have been "particuexposures were compatible. "I was hoping the surgery and receive some individual pre- larly unique" in their heartwarming response. against it," said Longley about the possibility surgery .psychological counseling. The Although he had to return to the hospital for of his wife becoming a kidney donor. "That Longleys' daughter, Elizabeth Schrieber, and some minor adjustments in his anti-rejection way, she wouldn't have to make the decision." son, Harold Longley. arranged to be with their drug therapy, Longley continues to recover. He Against the odds, Pat was approved as a suit- parents. Two of Mrs. Langley's brothers also takes over 30 pills a day, including a tiny bahy able donor for her husband. Not only did they planned to help for as long as they could. aspirin to help thin his blood. He still must reboth have type A blood, but they also each were Dec. 18 began with Pat being prepared for strict his diet, but only for the diabetes, which Rb negative. "It'samiracle,"saidMrs.Longley. surgery and ended eight hours later when Dr. leaves him with many more choices. Doctors And, quite possibly, it is a miracle, especially Longley was released into intensive care. Six will continue to monitor his condition, watchwhen you consider a recent news story about a days later, Christmas Eve, husband and wife ing for any signs of rejection. He returned to 59-year-old Omaha woman who was also on came home. After a quiet holiday spent recu- work part-time on Feb. 1 and hopes to resume the waiting list for a kidney transplant. Since perating, Longley managed to make it out to full-time duties by March l . being added to the list in February of 1994, the his favorite coffee shop, The Cottonwood, the Mrs. Longley is nearly back to her normal woman.had been called in 22 times, unsuccess- day after Christmas. Pat, however, was tired routine. She is able to do laundry and cook now. fully attempting to match tissue type with do- and taking just a little longer to bounce back. In fact, she is back to her twice-weekly water nated kidneys. Eventually, the 23rd try was a This dependency was at odds with her role as aerobics, and her brothers and children have majch, and the woman received a kidney. caregiver for so many years. "I had to learn to long since returned to their homes. "I feel pretty Longley and the Omaha woman are both pa- be on the receiving end," said Pat. Doctors had great," she says. And she finally got those tients in the kidney transplant program at warned Pat that she would need a lot of help Christmas letters mailed. Clarkson Hospital in Omaha. The program, in once she was home. They had worried that the existence since 1971, is supervised by Dr. Longleys wouldn't have adequate support. Rodney Taylor, director of kidney transplants. Interestingly, recent studies have shown that organ transplants between spouses increase the chances for survival over those of other unrelated donors and recipients. It is not yet known what causes this phenomenon, but doctors say the emotional connection between 'the couple An organization open to all students which provides a wide range of activities to enhance seems to help. Normally, the five-year survival members' knowledge in the field of business management - that's the Peru State Management Association. Peru State Management Association officers include Curt Van Laningham, president; Jim Endorf, treasurer; Shane Vanoene, public relations; Meghan Gilligan, secretary. are cadaver kidneys and 2,000 are donated by This group strives to provide enrichment and experience in developing leadership. living relatives or spouses. The average wait One hundred and fifty-five students from area high schools attended a Business Day that was for a kidney is 14 months. · sponsored by this association and other business clubs. The group is also planning a trip to St. with the other business-affiliated organizations. * When a new kidney is transplanted into a Louis Meeting times for the Peru State Management Association are the first Thursday and third , recipient, the old failed kidneys are usually not Tuesday of every month. removed.

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little known facts about kindney transplants *Kidney failure can be caused by three different factors. They include complications from diabetes, complications from high blood pres~ sure and traumatic injury to the kidneys. * There are actually two different types of.dialysis. Hemodialysis is generally performed in a hospital with special machines. It usually requires two or three treatments per week and takes about four.hour$ each tinie. It involves the removal of blood from the arteries, filtering out of waste products and returning the blood through the veins. Peritoneal dialysis is done at home with close monitoring necessary. Treatments must be administered several til)les each day and last about an hour each. The waste products are filtered out of the bk>odstream using a sterile solution and a surgically-implanted catheter.

* Nearly 25,000 people are on the waiting list for kidney transplants. Yet only about· one: fourth that number, of kidneys are donated.each year. Of that onC"-fourth, approximately 4, 100

*The oldest living kidney transplant recipient is 77 years old. The donor ... his 78-year-old wife. * Nearly 38,000 people are currently waiting for organ transplants, nine of whom die waiting each day.

* Only abourone-third of all Americans have signed a donor card and less than half of those people have told their families about their wishes. *As recently as 15. years ago, the average stay in the hospital after transplant surgery was two months.

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Biologv Club Interested in biological sciences? The Biology Club provides activities for those interested in this field. Biology Club officers include Aaron McCormick and Julie May, co-presidents; Michael Wonderly, vice-president; Sabine Clapper, secretary; Marlene Oaks, treasurer. The club has held fundraisers to provide biology scholarships and plans a trip to Columbia College in St. Louis. This field trip would allow the members to check out the school's graduate program, with an entertaining camping trip to follow. This organization has started cleaning the nature trail behind the Al Wheeler Activity Center and plans on using it as an educational trail. Beta Beta Beta, a subcommittee, is the college's professional honorary biology fraternity open to junior and senior biology students. Candidates for membership must have aboveaverage grades and plan to continue studying biology. Meeting times are Wednesdays at noon.

English Club The English Club encourages worthwhile reading, promotes the mastery of written expression and fosters fellowship among-students specializing in English or literature. English Club officers include Matt Uher, president; Terry Dugan, vice-president; Freedom Robinson, secretary. This organization's goals include conducting the Silas Summer's writing contest, constructing the Sifting Sands and inviting a significant author to Peru's campus. On March 13, Michael Carrey, a poet from Iowa, will be reciting his works at Peru State. For further information contact Dr. McCrann, associate professor of English, in Fine Arts 215. Meetings are as needed and will be advertised.

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J ,Christian Coalition wrong group for rights With the exception of maybe AIDS, we are not supposed to be scared by much in this post-cold war era (maybe add _the IRS to that list). But the scariest thing to come out of the U.S. since Crystal Pepsi seeped out of Iowa this week: the power of the Christian Coalition. Even though Bob Dole won the caucus, Pat Buchanan, who received over half of the Christian Coalition vote, came out of nowhere to prove God doesn't need $35 million to get second in ,fowa. Maybe that's taking it a bit too far. However; what do we really know about the Christian Coalition, and even with such a large following, does the Coalition represent the will of the people? It's tough to argue that people in America are against God, but are most people in America against human rights, as the Christian ::'.oalition is? Rep. Chuck Hurley, a state representative in Iowa, said, "We must hate the wrong doing. We must not hate the wrong doers." He said this in regards to homosexuality, but this seemed to be a motto repeated throughout the speeches of Coalition supporters. So, do we hate robbery but not the robber? I thought that wrongdoings and wrong-doers went hand-in-hand. Jay Sekulow, an attorney and vocal member of the Coalition, stated in a speech during a Coalition rally on Feb. IO that homosexuality was "evil." During the same speech, he called "same-sex .narriages" the downfall of the "great empires" of Rome, Greece, and even Nazi Germany. Sekulow also said that his cousin was a lesbian, but he doesn't hate her. But, according to Sekulow's way of thinking, isn't she evil? And, aren't good Christians supposed to .ate all that is evil? These people treat alternative social behavior, as well as criminal ·iehavior, as if Satanic possession were involved. If a consenting 1dult wants to be married to someone of the same sex, will that 1estroy society at its roots like Nazi Germahy was· destroyed? The Christian Coalition says hating same-sex marriages is a case of hating wrong-doing and not the wrong-doer, but maybe, more :ruthfully, it's the American way of creating an Aryan race.


Finding answers can become an obsession " ... rising up through the air. Up from the Edge. I read anyIn• Tapes" ahead in the distance, I saw a shimthing and everything about alternative mering light ... " Don't worry. This isn't a retrospective of 20-year-old Eagles' music. However, I must admit a warm fuzzy feeling comes over me whenever I'm welcomed to the classic "Hotel California." I always love song I know all the words to. In a recent discussion with some friends, we debated the definition of a word contained in the song. You surely recognize one of those really important discussions. I, certain that I knew the correct meaning, asserted that fact. Instantly contradicted, I stood my ground. My equally-certain opponent held up for a totally different definition ... an impasse. Did I mention that I have one of those anally-retentive, obsessivecompulsive, prissy, perfectionist personalities-but in a good way? I like control. I also like to be right. So, the definition of the disputed word became a personal challenge. I wanted to find out what the word meant, and I wanted to be right. I first consulted my four successively-largerdictionaries-no luck. I noted to myself that perhaps Webster's was due for a letter about this matter. I ventured to the library and looked in the biggest, oldest dictionary and, still, no satisfaction. An


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Debbie Sailors all-consuming need-to-know burned inside me. I looked at every specialized dictionary I found. I dashed into every bookstore to check out the dictionaries. I asked friends and teachers. How could a word be so elusive? By now, you might be thinking, "Why doesn't she get a life?" Believe me, I have a life-a life that I regularly neglect for pointless pursuits of this type. I really don't understand why; 1 assume it's some sort of escapism thing-childhood traumas, maybe. I guess I missed that day of Ed. Psych. But, I digress. You see, I apply the same dogged tenacity to all of my many manias, music holding a top spot. I follow new alternative music as zealously as others follow "All My Children." I tape hours and hours of "120 Minutes" on MTV, as well as "Left of the Dial" and "Basement

rock music. I spend money on CD's that should go to VISA or Dillard's or-well, the list goes on. I'll hit the road to Omaha or Lincoln to catch an up-and-coming band with a buzz going, knowing full well that an early class awaits me the next morning. I believe that my personal weakness has its advantages. For instance, I know the meaning of lots of words. And, I usually listen to some pretty cool new music-music that makes you say, "yeah ... that's it." The best part, though, is sharing music picks. Now, some crazy per5on has given me this column. Therefore, I feel compelled to share. Right now, I'm listening relentlessly to the soundtrack of the movie, "KIDS." This CD offers a pleasinglyeclectic mixture, featuring mainly music by Folk Implosion. I particularly recommend this programming combo, if you can: tracks 3. 4. 5, 7, 9 and 10 (add 6 if you·rc feeling wacky). This is a fur.I-} liuk pick, but it grows on you in a 01g way. Listen for "Natural One," a song from this CD that is just starting to get local radio airplay. Well, that's it for this time. By the way, does anybody know what "colitas" means?

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Similarities outweigh differences 8y Amber N. Hypse Members of the Association for Challenged and Enabled Students (ACES) live by the group's motto: Our similarities outweigh our differences. Amy Rut and Shane Buresh epitomize that saying. Rut and Buresh can be placed in the same category as every other Peru State student-ambitious and goal-oriented. Yet, as much as they are like all of us, one fact s~parates them from the crowd; both Rut and Buresh are blind. Many see Rut and Buresh clairvoyantly maneuvering their way around the campus, yet few know much about them except that they are blind. Rut, a senior psychology/sociology/ criminal justice major, hopes to work in marriage and family therapy. Howc~ver, she has always been tempted to "'run away and sing." She holds various positions on campus. She is a peer mentor, is president of the Nebraska chapter of the National Federation of the Blind, volunteers for a domestic violen.ce hotline and is prc~ident of ACES. While growing up in Nebraska City, Rut was not mainstreamed into the public school until her ninth grade year. During her high school career, Rut was named head cheerleader, participated in track, played piano, sang in swing choir and was a member of the National Honor Society. Before attending her firSt semester of classes at Peru State, Rut spent part

of her summer practicing and memorizing the campus's concrete trails. "Things just clicked," said Rut, "I had to learn the tricks of the trade." Buresh, a senior secondary education major, hails from Valparaiso and would like to become a professor of math or a teacher of the blind. Buresh currently serves as treasurer of ACES and is an active member in Student

Senate. In additon, Buresh has written a column for the Times. Although the duo are flesh and blood like us; naturally, their adaptation to live in a world without vision took different routes. Rut learned Braille as a child; Buresh was not taught Braille until his junior year of high school. Both agree their canes are

their eyes. Buresh said that ifhe gets up from a table without his cane, he feels awkward. Rut feels the cane and Braille are vital to her life. "Without Braille, a blind person is illiterate; without a cane, you can't go anywhere independently." Rut, who has been using a cane since she was a young girl, admits, "I hated it when I was little." 11 "Blindness is a disability, not a handicap," says •IS Buresh, who does not believe in the po1i ticall y correct approach of side-stepping basic realities. 'Tm blind, so I won't ever drive a car." However, Rut said, "I really think people with differences need to be treated with respect, even though people may do things differently, they are all the same inside." She added, "Acceptance is better with growth." "Our similarities outweigh our differences," Buresh, repeating the

motto of ACES. 'The only difference is, I don't have eyesight. It just takes people getting used to it." As far as school work is concerned, Rut feels the professors and staff at Peru State have been "incredibly accommodating, accepting and understanding." In particular, Rut points out her experience with math instructor Paul Hinrichs, who checked out a book on Braille to better understand her and helped Rut by raising mathematical diagrams for her. "It great! y impressed me." Rut continued, "I'· wouldn't have received that 11 kind of treatment at a larger university." Heicn Keller once said, "The most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight but no vision," and although they arc blind, Rut and Buresh have good days and bad days like everybody else. Our similarities outweigh our differences.

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Accident claims Oestmann's life i Harris to speak do it." He described Tyson as full Continued from page 1 on "The State of vigor and very giving. "He was 11 I wish in this article you could hear constantly running around. He'd of Black America the voices of those who knew Tyson; hop out of his truck, he'd run up our I

steps, hop in our house." John Harris is a native of si. L:ol.1is, - hear the laughter as they talked about Tyson had helped with the Johnsoi good times; hear the emotions as they MO. Harris is a talented motivational Brock weightlifting and footbalt: described Tyson as a person and speaker and professional consultant shared their memories. "He will be team for the past couple of years. who frequently gives presentations greatly missed," states a softspoken "He went in at six every morningfor.colleges, corporations, school disMelissa Rippen, senior psychology/ nevcr got paid; nothing. But he tricts, community and religious orgaloved weightlifting, and he'd go up sociology/criminal justice major. nizations. Tera Stutheit, senior language arts/ and have it (the gym) opened up Harris will be speaking on Feb. 21 secondary education major, remem- before the coaches even got there, at 7 p.m. in the Coffee House. His bers spending time with Tyson hang- be there for a couple of hours, then presentation will focus on "The State ing out in the student center and go- come to class." said Grube. of Black America: past, present, and As we all reflect on our own ing to the lake. "If there was somefuture." thing going on in Johnson, Tyson was memories, one thought remains Harris, who is a graduate of the always around, and he made sure he prominent; Tyson Oestmann will be University of Missouri at Columbia, missed. As Rippen said, "Some . always had a good time." currently serves as the special assispeople knew him better than others, Grube, a close friend of Tyson's for tant to the Vice Chancellor for Stuthe past eight years, recalls Tyson as but everyone knew him in a very dent Affairs at the University of Nebeing pretty laid back. "I couldn't special way whether it was his smile, braska at Lincoln. make him mad. Itried, and I couldn't his laugh or his hellos ... " Admission is free.


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committee, sponsors the Council for Exceptional Children and co-sponJoy Dunnigan and Tamara Arthaud sors the Association for Challenged are used to homework. As assistant and Enabled Students. professors of special education, they Teaching full-time and being a fullassign homework almost every day. time student leave Dunnigan little However, Dunnigan and Arthaud of- time for a personal life" She said it is . ten receiv_e homework as well. Both difficult "giving 110 percent at Peru teachers are also students working on as well as being a wife, mother, grand. their Ph.D.'s at the University of Ne- mother and friend." She sometimes braska at Lincoln. feels overloaded. Dunnigan, who teaches a full load However, Dunnigan sees many benof classes at Peru State, is also a full- efits to earning her Ph.D. Profession. time student workillg on her Ph.D. in ally, she believes a Ph.D. allows you special e d u c a t i o n . - - - - - - - - - - - - - to better comLast semester she pete for teach11 spent three days a The more you ing positions; it week in Lincoln in knOW, the more is an important addition to teaching piece when apclasses, while this you realize you plying for ten' semester she is in don't know" ure. Lincoln once a day Personally, and one evening a Joy Dunnigan Dunnigan looks ... week. Dunnigan forward to inexpects to finish her degree in about . creased knowledge. She said, ''The two years and said, "A year from now more you know, the more you relize I would hope to have the coursework you don't know. There is a tremendone." She must also pass two com- dous responsibility when you teach petency tests and write a dissertation. teachers to give them everything posIn addition to her teaching duties, sible to be the very best." Dunnigan is on the biology search Arthaud sees learning as a life-long

process. This commitment to learning finds her teaching a full load of classes at PSC as well as working_ on a research project at UNL. Her Ph.D. will be in special education focusing on assesment testing. She has about two and a half years left to finish her degree . Arthaud said, "It's very difficult when you are both teacher and student. Deadlines creep up really quickly, and sometimes it's hard to do as well as you could have done." She also said working oil her Ph.D. means taking money out of her household. Graduate hours can be very expensive. However, Arthaud likes being a student. She finds that she can adopt materials and methods she uses at UNL to her classes at PSC. Believing there is much more she needs to know about special education assessment, Arthaud commented, ''The day you stop learning is the day you should .stop teachin_g." This life-long commitment to learning is what keeps Arthaud and Dunnigan' going on those busy days when they must both be teacher and student.

Fall 1995 academic honors list announced ¡ The following is a list of students. who received academic honors for the fall . 1995 school term. To qualify for this list, students must have earned at least a 3. 75 grade point average for the semester. .lien, Marti Christiansen, Colin Allen, Tami Clapper, Sabine Anderson, Sheri Converse, Isaac Anderson, Tiffany Converse, ~usan Asher, Matthew Cookerly, Rachel Barnes, Melzar Cooper, Anna 'Bartles, Cheryl Cowan, Joshua Bashaw, Greggory Crawford, Vanessa Bausch, Amy Cromer, Lillian Bentz, Greg Cross, Alma Bergemann, Susan Czaplewski, April , Biggs, Marcia Damrow, Jessica Boeche, Catherine Davis, Brett Boeck, Jami Dills, Cynthia Breazile, Jerry Draper, Jennifer Bremers, Amy . Duerfeldt, Jan Brentano, Grace Dugan, Terry Bridger, Caroline Dunn, Troy Brockmap, Mindy Durman, Diane Bullock, Leslie Scott Eckert, Laura Burchett, Heidi Eckrich, Douglas Burnside, Kelly Ehmen, Sherlyn Calfee, Leigh Endorf, James Callahan, Rachel Endorf, Robert Carlson, Anthony Fey, Kimberly Cave, Amanda Fichter, Kyle Chandler, Jamie Findlay, Susan Chaney, Debora (Abele) Flaugh, Jamie Christen, Joan Fossenbarger, Jeffrey 1

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The presidential primaries enter the 1996 year representing lo man; a c:hancc: to make a difference in the way our country is run, bur for others, the •.:vent is as welcome as a fox in a hen house. The Iowa caucuses climaxed on Monday, and theTimes was in Des Moines to cover the first major step to the White House. •· During our travels, we visited Lamar Alexander's headquarters, attended i the signing of the "Marriage Protection Resolution'' and inhaled the election J atmosphere. However, our first goal focused on finding out exactly how a caucus works. Unlike a primary, a caucus represents a more organizational approach to ~ -electing officials. Four stages must be completed qcfore any candidates win delegates from a state's caucus. During the first stage of the precinct caucus. before precinct delegates are elected, a straw poll is taken to, basically, judge the overall feel of whom the voters would vote for in a primary. The results of the straw poll, seemingly, would be the same as those of the election of delegates, but sometimes, strategy plays a role in electing district delegates. In another example, if Dole had little support, his existing supporters could vote for a district delegate who represents a candidate who feels the same on issues as Dole. To clarify, Jenny White supports Alan Keyes because Keyes opposes a flat tax. Jenny is also aware that Keyes has very little chance of picking up enough votes for a delegate. She then could give her support to Lamar Alexander's delegate, who also opposes a fla: tax and has mure of a chance of being elected. If the flat tax issue is the oniy one importam to her. either candidate would be useful to represent her views. This does not stop Jenny from voting for Keyes in the straw poll, which is used primarily for media purposes. After the straw poll is taken.a pre-determined number of delegates arc elected to. the county convention where they will be able. to elect delegate~ 10 the district caucus. These prccincl Jelegaics, in a way, represent the presidential candidates because, no matter who wins the straw pt1lls, these dclcg~tcs ca~ vote however they wish. For example, Jeff Davis, a Bob Dole supporter, w•mls to be a dciegatc for his precinct. He makes it very clear to those who vote in the precincr I hat Jeff is a Dole supporter, and if elected delegate. he wili use his vote in future stages of the caucus for Dole. Ir Dole would happen to drop out ol 1he race, he can still vote for Dole, or he can vote for an existing candidate. His vote, or that of any other delegate is not sci in stone after the precinct caucus. Then,the members of the precinct then discuss what they feel should be included in the party's platform. The platform wili be debated on all levels of the process. On March 23, the county convemion takes place. ln this part of the election process, all steps taken in the precinct caucus are repeated with the exception of the straw poll vote. A month later, the district caucuses are held, and during this time, three people are elected to serve on the state central committee. This committee is the governing body for the political party and has a great deal of influence on the selection of candidates as well as the distribution of campaign funds. Finally, in the middle of June, the state convention is held. Herc, state delegates are elected to the national convention, the state party platfom1 is discussed and adopted and two presidential-at-large electors are elected. Are you still confused? You may just be nom1al. All parliamentary procedures aside, the straw poll dominates the focus on the Iowa caucus. All candidates get their feet wet in Iowa, and the rest of the nation looks on to find out what the candidates believe. As for those registered to vote in Nebraska,"''' the candidate is traditionally chosen before the May primary.

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On Feb. 10, three c: ·:dictates attended the Chief Council for theAmcrican Center for Law kick-off of the Nation~l ::::ampaign to Protect and Justice, Jay Sekulow, called homosexualthe Sanctity of Marria:.•; at First Federated ity "evil" and "a pagan culture.'' Sekulow, who Church in Des Moines. L .. Master of Ceremo- appears occasionally on The Family Channel's nies, Bill Horn, called ti• campaign the "fight "The 700 Club," called this issue "more sigto begin the legal defini: m of marriage." nificant than any trial I've ever faced in the After giving a brief spc. :h, Ambassador Alan Supreme Court." Keyes, Pat Buchanan ~~ .d Sen. Phil Gramm "No culture has ever surviv'·'d with 'same-sex signed the "Marriage Pro<:;ction Proclamation," marriages,"' Sekulow stated. using the Roman which was written by m::mbers of the national Empire, Greece, and even NJ;•i Germany as his campaign. The documc: stated, "Marriage is examples. Sekulow added, "Some people say an essential element ir :he foundation of a we're in a post-Christian era: I prefer to say we healthy society... govem1 ·. :nt has a duty to pro- are in a pre-Christian era." tect that foundation." After Sekulow's speech. an offering was The resolution also s.: gests that "the state taken, ancl two letters were read. One was from should not legitimize he: .:sexual relationships Sen. Bob Dule, who stated he fully supported by legalizing 'same-se~. :c1arriage' but should the resolution, but thought it "does not go far continue io reserve the~;• cial sanction for one enough." Another letter, from Gov. Lamar man and one woman as '· isband and wife.'' Alexander. said that Alex:wJcr endorses the This campaign was hr ght about by actions resolution, but contrary to the resolution's statein the legislature of Ha :i calling for a state- ment, AJc);ander stated we need "less from wide vmc. on whether c '.ens of Hawaii want Washington and more from ourselves" in all to recognize "same-sc." ;arriages.'' Hawaii areas. Senator Mike Gabbard•· ed, "Homosexuality In addition to the sche(L:kd guests, some is promoted in society'" glorified in pop cul- guests showed up to state r:. :,. concerns. The ture. If we allow horn· :xual marriages, we Iowa chaprer of "Expose th.: Right" picketed open a Pandora's box th:: vill be impossible to outside the ciiurch in the mi( ·:t of a brisk north close.·· ln concluding h1 peech, Gabbard held wind. The assembled group;· mned a line from homosexuals responsibi !or "behavior that's one end of rhe church to the: ·lher. destroying themselves:• ·.veil as society.''


·Organization kev to campaign Campaigns are won or lost through organization. Does the ·1ndidate have enough volunteers on the phones? Are they :al!ing enough? The Lamar Alexander camp was kind enough g open their headquarters to us for a few hours, and what we _aw may surprise you. As we stepped into the reception area of the Alexander head;uarters, it was evident the occupants were temporary. The . ,round level hosted desks and computers as well as eraser boards md at least two telephones per room. The walls were covered ·:ith pieces of paper where each piece contained the names of 1ossible Alexander constituents in every district in Iowa. The upstairs of the building looked as if it was still under onstruction. Carpet appeared occasionally on the wood-covred floor and the monotony of space was broken up only by he occasional telephone, and someone was always on the tele·hone. We entered the room where Alexander promotional ~ems (plaid shirts, video tapes, stickers, buttons) were housed. According to Alexander volunteer, Michael O'Tool, two 1eeks ago, the room, as well as the, was filled .\ the top with boxes of these items. Now, a few boxes remain . :upplies were running low with two days until the caucus . .Good news entered the Alexander camp the day before when 1ey were informed they had won the Iowa high school elecons over Bob Dole by 2300 votes. This vote involved juniors nd seniors from high schools all over the state. The hope is .at the children talk to the parents and swing a few more votes .lexander's way to add to his slowly rising figures. In Decem:er, six percent of the voters favored Alexander, and that numhas increased to 15 percent just two days before the elec.on. Volunteers will use all of these figures to persuade voters J Alexander's side. Everyone working at the headquarters is in a constant state of 1otion, and it's look out or get run over in the hallways. Withut a strong showing in Iowa and New Hampshire, the camaign will end, and life will return to normal for the volunteers. ut, on Tuesday morning, Alexander says good-bye to Iowa !ith hopes to return someday soon to face President Clinton.


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PSC Flag Corps turns into Winter Guard Way back in August, the Peru State College Flag Corps began rehersals along with the marching band for their 1995 performance season. When the Bobcat football season ended, so did the Marching band season. But the Flag Corps kept on ·working, under the guise of the PSC Winter Guard. The eight-member group is under the direction of Cheryl Fryer, PSC director of bands. Jami Boeck, sophmore, elementary education major, serves as its coordinator. According to Boeck, the group does exhibition performances at area high schools and during high school drill team competitions. In addition, the

group perfored at a men's home basketball game on Feb. 6. Typically, they present a five to seven minute performance to pre-recorded musical accompaniment. "It gives our young group some ad-· ditional experience, and we hope it serves as a recruiting technique for us, too," Boeck said. "We hope others see us and choose to join us after they enroll at Peru State."

Winter Guard members include (clockwise from top left) Jami Boeck, Rachel Callahan, Cindy Wingert, Amy Inman, Lou Ann Steinkamp, Heidi Rekart, Kristi Witherspoon, and Katy Gilbert.

Ambassadors vital for recruiting By Krys Leeds Think back. Do you remember thai strapping young stud (or studette) who escort.ed you across this beautiful campus., talking up the professors, bragging about the dorms, easing your fears? Was that person the same one who called you up, psyched you up and got you here. Consider the impact that person has had on the beginning of your young adulthood. Rarely recognized, except maybe by a vague "hey, I think I know that guy," the ambassadors play a vital role in Peru State College's recruitment. "We do a lot of work we don't get credit for," said Sara Anton, junior, secondary special education, speech/drama major. According to Russell Crouch, sophomore, secondary speech/drama/ history education major, the role of an ambassador includes leading potential PSC students on a tour around campus. During this time they answer any questions the person might have about PSC, discuss activities available at Peru and escort them to necessary meetings. "I like the college, so it's very easy for me to tell people about it," said Crouch. According to Marcy Grace, admissions counselor, ambassadors are required to work two days a week and

two weekends a semester. Tour times are Monday through Friday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and occasionally on weekends. If a tour is not scheduled during the assigned times, the ambassadors spend that time doing office work. Besides tours, ambassadors are obligated to ·attend two meetings a semester with the admissions office to discuss ways to generate new and larger tours, said Grace. They also help organize orientations and New Student Weekend. The Ambassadors just finished planning Principal/ Counselor Day. The ambassador program is run by the admissions office, and there is a handbook that all the ambassadors must follow. An ambassador must be a sophomore and maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA. After filling out an application, the candidate is interviewed and required to give a tour of campus-the final step in the interview process. The ambassadors for the 1995 1996 year include Vic David, psychology/sociology major; Kim Fey, elementary & special education major; Crouch; Anton; Marcy Eddinger, junior; Spencer Duncan, senior; Melissa Rippen, senior; and alternate Tonia Boller,senior. -..;


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Intramural cagers' vie for tourney spots By Andrea Tee

Sneakers are being blown out, blisters are accumulating and players are acquiring traits of a vacuum, sucking air like a Hoover! Intramural men's basketball has definitely started off with a bang, a bump and- a bruise or two. · These weekend warrior athletes are giving it their all. Some of the combatants are in tip-top shape running the court, while others haven't even made it past half court. It's not varsity basketball as Peru State varsity teams go, but it's as close as some of these warriors can or want to get. Play began Jan. 25. The Western and Eastern divisions are hard at work, jockeying for team seeding in the tournament. There have been a lot of close games, a few blow outs and an overtime game. The 50-point mercy rule has only been used once. "It's both fun and competitive, but come tournament time, it will be all business," said Jamie Stinson, a sophomore majoring in health and physical education. David Teske, Peru State's intramural direcAll films are shown in the Coffee House located in the basement of the Student tor, is very happy with the sportsmanship displayed by most of the teams; however. two Center. All films start at 7 p.m. 19 - "Goodfellas" (Robert DeNiero, teams are borderline with a 2.5 and a 2.344 on the rating system. ''The teams are very conscious and making a great effort to be Joe Pesci) aware of the opponents and the referee's." 21-"Ta Dona"-"Fire" (Mali) The rating system seems to be working well as arguments and 26 - "Ketta-The Heritage of the trash-talking have been minimized. 'The referees are doing a great Groit" (Burkina Faso) job and the rating system is all right," said Ben Tilley, a freshman 28 - "Blue Kite" (China) majoring in special education. ----------------1 In other intramural news, Rhonda Jilg and Kristina Kreifels beat Matt Asher and Jeff Wusk in the IO-point pitch tournament on Wednesday, Jan. I. Congratulations, girls, you showed those boys that diamonds are a girl's best friend. The co-rec basketball season is imminent, so stay tuned for further information.

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Rosenberg to speak during women's history month· Ellen Rosenberg will be speaking at a brown bag educational luncheon on March 4 at noon in the Bur Oak room of the Student Center. She . , will primarily discuss sensitivity issues. As a popular speaker, she's presented at the following conferences: state and national health, . drug abuse prevention, sexuality, and other edu: cational conferences. Rosenberg has also appeared on many radio and television talk shows and has been featured in newspapers across the United States. Her programs for school districts, community and professional organizations, and college and university audiences are nationally acclaimed. Her presentations to more than half a million students; staff and parents in forty-five states have established her as one of the foremost authorities on the real issues facing today's young people.

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A gift from the heart At this time of year, the cold winter days tend to drag, and the sunny days of springtime seem a long way off. But you can warm up your days in little more than an hour by giving a gift from the heart: the gift of blood. Every day someone needs blood. In fact, every minute patients in the United States use more than 38 units of blood or blood components. An ample supply must be .on the shelf when it's needed. In our area, the Red Cross must collect 2,100 units each week to meet the need for blood and help support the nationwide Red Cross blood system. · The bloodmobile will be in Peru at the Peru State College Student Cen-

ter on March 6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call Misti Munson at 872-3084 to make an appointment. If you're healthy, age 17 or older and weigh at least 106 pounds, you can donate blood as often as every 56 days. Please call today and make an appointment. By doing so, you'll warm up your days and help someone in need by giving a gift from the heart.

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The list of Intramural Player of the Year candidates has expanded to four. Rhonda Jilg and Kristina Kreifels have been named co-finalists for the dubious award. Jilg and Kreifels are sophomores. Jilg is seeking a degree in accounting, while Kreifels is majoring in biology. The two recently vanquished all opponents in an intramural pitch tournament. The tandam staved off a late game comeback to grab the champiQnship, but it wa5 the first game that proved to be the most dramatic. On the last hfil!d, the pair shot the moon for the win. Kreifels commented, "Our superior wisdom won us the game." Kreifels stated, We loved rocking the boys." Jilg and Kreifels, who are roommates, comprised ·the only women's team entered into the competition. It was a Cinderella story; this darkhorse duo surprised the 10point pitch world in grand fashion. Jilg was honored to be selected for the pillar of intramural acheivements saying, "The Intramural Player of the Year Award takes competition to a heightened level." Kreifels views the nomination as a great experience. "Because of this noII).ination, my competitiveness will be increased," stated Kreifels. The twosome has competed in wiffleball and sand volleyball but looks to take water volleyball by storm. The pair wants to send a message to the rest of the intamural community. The pair said, "Just remember, women always end up on top!" 0

Head men's basketball coach John Gibbs summed up his team's play in five words, "We are playing really well.". __ _ Assistant coach Fredd Ward added that the team has finally "come together," and he has really noticed how the plays are happening naturally with the players reacting, rather than thinking. The Bobcats routed Bellevue on the Bruins home floor Feb. I. Peru State forced 24 Bellevue turnovers, led by Greg Thompson's five steals. Five players reached double figures for the 'Cat cagers. Demarcus Johnson hit for 21 to lead all scorers. Tom Riley buried four treys to finish with 14 tallies. Thompson; Lance Cohn and Lawrence Hollier chipped in 16, 15 and 10 points respectfully. On Feb. 4, the Bobcats had five players in double digits but had to rally to win a 72-70 thriller at Doane. Thompson dished out 11 assists to go with his 13 points. . --Inside the last 30 .Seconds of the game, Thompson and Cohn hit one of two, on consecutive trips to the line, to insure the Bobcat victory. An I 8-2 second half run erased a 14-point deficit. as Peru State upended Park College 8 I-77 in front of the Wheeler Center crowd on Feb. 6. Thompson poured in 25 points, while Riley put the biscuit in the basket for 24. Hollier was chairman of the boards, pulling down IO rebounds, while Cohn pulled down nine caroms off the glass. Clutch free throw shooting-iced

the win down the stretch. The 'Cats are coming together at a perfect time. They have won three of their last four games and are looking sharp for the play-offs. The tournaments are right around the corner. Thompson, the Bobcat's point guard said "It has come down to crunch time. One loss and we're out." But he also added how well practice has been going and how practice will pay off. Shooting guard Riley looked back over the entire season and said, "We've been practicing hard since September, and there is no way that any of us are going to roll over now." He also went on to say, "We've been having a lot of positive things happen in practice, and I think that all the hard work will carry over into the play-off games."

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greater than that of any professional skipper. The philosophy, however, is Ti basically the same. I A coach must have confidence, respect for the players, but most of all, communication and understanding. Communication is a key to the functioning of a team. It is a universal necessity from tee-ball to the profes• sional circuit. Many coaches go through a time of anal retentiveness. This usually· Quintin's bat exploding after making comes about due to the Jack of cornconta<.:t with the baseball. And who municati·on with players, coaches or could ever forget the "Hot Dog" re- both. No one knows everything about lays in the dugout. the game. I have coached this interesting pheKnowledge of sports cannot be renornena we affectionately call "Little ceived through osmosis from books. League." The mental challenge of Itisn'tasevenstepprocessor 12-step dealing with 12 fourth graders is process. Coaching intelligence springs eternal from experience, clinics,otherperson'sviewsandtheability to change. None of these possible without communication. Tom Osborne docs not make every decision on his own. Assistant


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Troubo set to ride off into Lone Ronger s sunset :iy Ju Froeschl "Jen Trouba has definitely been a eader. She is an individual who has ed more by her example than by .vords," said coach Tara Kreklau, who 1as coached the Lady Bobcat Basket·all team for the past two years. Trouba, an elementary education najor from Lincoln, is the only se,ior on this year's squad. She has 1iayed for the Bobcats for the past ·our years and has been a powerful nfluence on the team. Last year, she made 46 percent of ier shots, averaging 4.7 points and 4.8 ebounds per game. Towering at a ieight of six feet, she had 17 blocks. "I believe that leadership is a ne:essity to achieve successful team mity. As the lone senior this year, I new that I would need to step up and ,e a leader," said Trouba, who is a :o-captain on this year's team. The players and coaches have seen his leadership shining through. "Jen , a player who can always be counted m by players and \:Oaches," Kreklau aid. "She has been an absolute plea- . .ure to coach. She has a great atti:ide and work ethic." Angie Hubach, who shares the co.3.ptain role with Trouba, also menioned, "As the only senior, she has tepped up and shown her dedication >Y giving her all in practice and in ;ames." Trouba seems pleased with her per':Jrmance during her years at Peru )tate. Most importantly, she says that he has gained a greater sense of re:ponsibility and now realizes that ·ard work and dedication pay off. As for the remainder of the season, frouba remains optimistic. "I think hat we've worked more as a team )nee the Christmas break. We've .een a lot of improvement that I hope viii continue through the remainder if the regular season and in our post~ason play," she said. Trouba's last home game will be tonorrow at 7:0Q in the Wheeler Cener. The Bobcats host Midland.

COACH TERA KREKLAU (RIGHT) CREATES A STRATEGY, while Shannon Townsend (le~). Celeste Nolte (52). Tammie Dodge (24). Jennifer Troubo (42) and Jill Schulte (12) heed their skipper's commands in recent cager action at the Al Wheeler Activitv Center. -photo bV Chris Raabe

Bobcats come up on short end of thriller with Grandview Despite two recent losses, coach Tara Kreklau believes that "Now, more than ever, we will surprise some people when we hit the play-offs." The Bobcats first fell to the powerful Doane Lady Tigers. "We were down by only nine points at the half," com. mented coach Tara Kreklau, "but we couldn't keep up the intensity." The Tigers, who are ranked number one in NAIA division II, beat the Bobcats 88-67.

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"They're still practicing hard and enthusiastically. We are still continuing to improve," commented Kreklau. "I think that our main strength, going into the end of the season, is our strong sense of team unity," said junior, Jill Schulte. "If this continues, we should see success in the remaining games and during the play-offs." Nolte, a freshman addition at semester, continues to be a strong force for the Bobcats and was recently named NAIA Division II Regional Player of the Week.

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Maaske 10-23 2-3 22, Knipplemeyer 4-10 0-0 9, Divis 2-5 0-0 4, Slominski 1-2 0-0 2, Uldrich 2-8 0-0 4, Wilson 3-5 2-2 8, Sorensen 5-12 0-0 IO, Barrett 3-8 2-3 8, Bredesen 1-3 0-0 2, Plucker 5-8 5-6 15, Van Engen 0-0 1-2 I, Seier 1-2 00 2. Totals 37-89 12-16 87.

Schaben 4-5 0-0 9, Van Pelt 1-6 00 2, Janning 2-7 0-0 4, Westcott 1-4 0-02, Rogers4-6 l-3 9,A. Bricker 12 0-0 2, Yauk 1-8 3-45, S. Bricker23 0-0 4, Delger II-19 0-0 27. Totals 27-61 4-7 64.

Fleming 1-6 0-0 3, Melander0-2 00 0, Lemonds 1-5 0-0 2, Berry 0-0 00 0, Hargens 5-7 2-4 12, Cambrelen 0-0 0-0 0, Williams 9-18 1-2 19, Folkerts 0-0 0-0 0, Kubik 5-1 I 0-0 15, Johnson 0-0 0-0 0, Schacht 0-0 0-0 0, Folts 8-18 5-6 21. Totals 29-67 8-12

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JILL SCH!.JLTE (12) FUES INTO YOUR LAP during a 71-66 victorv over visiting Dano on Jon. 29. -photo bv Oiris Raabe

The ladies then experienced a difficult loss to Grand View (IA), losing by only one point. Celeste Nolte stepped up to drain a three-pointer from way downtown, drawing the foul to boot. The charity toss gave Peru State a one-point lead with 12 ticks left on the clock. However, a Viking bucket with six seconds left handed the 'Cats a 64-63 loss. The Bobcats had three seconds to get off a shot for the win, but the inbound pass was deflected; the 'Cats never got a last shot off.

Schulte 6- II 3-4 15, Christiansen 3-II 0-0 7, Townsend 1-5 0-0 2, Warner 0-5 1-2 I, Dodge 1-6 0-0 3, Hubach4-7 1-2 9, Petry 7-12 0-0 17, Trouba 1-3 0-0 2, Nolte 5-7 2-2 12. Totals 28-67 7-10 68.

Peru State (8-16) Schulte 3-3 1-1 7, Townsend 2-4 44 8, Dodge 0-0 0-0 0, Hubach 5-14 1-6 II, Petry 6- II 0-0 14, Trouba 3-9 0-0 6, Pride 0-0 0-0 0, Nolte 5-10 3-6 14. Totals 25-54 10-20 63.


Peru State (8-17) Schulte 2-4 3-5. 7, Christiansen 415 0-1 11, Townsend 0-5 2-3 2, Warner 1-2 0-0 2, Hubach 0-8 0-0 0, Petry 4-15 2-2 14, Trouba 5-8 5-6 15, Pride 0-0 0-0 0, Nolte 5-8 0-1 IO. Totals 21-65 12-18 61.

Squirrelson wins Nob~Jp_rize_ Treelon, Saskatatchewan-Lord

According to Nobel juror and Alvin Squirrelson, squirrel poet lau- world non-human mammal literature reate, has won the Nobel Prize for critic John Musafa, the deciSion was Animal Based Literature. difficult to make. "It's not one of those things where In his acceptance speech, Squirrelson called for an end to the you give a squirrel the award.this year Squirrel-Rabbit war that is destroy- because a rabbit or a wombat won last ing both the squirrels and the land. year. We judge on merit, not species." "We must strive-strive, I say-to When asked if the allegations of become one for our crying children's Musara accepting a bribe in exchange sake. All my long life, this ethno-spe- for the award were true, Musafa said, cies war has devastated minds and "That's preposterous," as he rode into lives that may never be repaired. the night in a jet black)aguar with Wow, this thing's heavy." ·three hookers in the passengers' seats.

By Lord Alvin Squirrelson . Half a tree, half a tree, Half a tree onward, All in the wood of Death Scampered the six hundred. "Forward the Squirrel 6rigade!" Charge for the nuts!" he said. Into the wood of Death · Scampered the six hundred. "Forward the Squirrel Brigade!" Was there a squirrel dismayed? Not though the soldier knew Someone had blundered. Theirs not to make reply, Theirs not to reason why, Theirs but to do and die. Into the wood of Death Scampered the six hundred. Rabbits to right of them, Rabbits to left of them, Rabbits in front of them Thumpered and thundered; Stormed at with shot and shell, Boldly they scampered well, Into the jllws of Death, Into the mouth of hell Scampered the six hundred.

Flashed all their acorns bare, Flashed as they turned in air Sabering the rabbits there, Charging and army, while All the wood wondered. Plunged in the firey-smoke Right through the line they broke; Running 'round the rabbits Reeled from the acorn-stroke Shattered and sundered. Then they scampered back, but not, Not the six hundred. Rabbits to right of them, Rabbits to left of them, Rabbits behind them Thumpered and thundered; Stormed at with shot and shell, While the heroes fell, They that had fought so well Came through the jaws of Death, Back from the mouth of hell, All that was left of them, Left of six hundred. When can their glory fade? 0 the wild charge they made! All the wood wondered. Honor the charge they made! Honor the Squirrel Brigade, Noble six hundred!

CORREOION In Real News issue #6, we inadvertently misspelled William S. Burroughs' last name. Hey, we were all screwed up at the time. We read the book, and well, there's really no excuse, I guess. Sorry, it won't happen again. The misspelling that is. We'll keep reading books.

Black Sheep not Baaaa By Troy Moraine

When I saw the new movie Black Sheep, my expectations were high; the result was Tommy Boy 2. Chris

Farley and David Spade are back again giving much of the same laughter as in Tommy Boy, their first major motion picture together. The movie starts with Farley's brother running for governor and Farley driving through the town mak~ ing a fool of himself and his brother. His brother's solution is David Spade; Spade's job is to watch over Farley to make sure he doesn't do anything to ruin his brother's campaign. Of

course, he fails, and Farley gets his picture taken while drinking alcohol with a group of kids, but he is just teaching the kids a lesson not to drink. Farley and Spade end up in a cabin in the woods, and even then, Farley finds ways to ruin his brother's campaign. The person whom Farley's brother is running against gets pietures of Farley supposedly starting a fire at a local recreational center. However, h~s actually trying to put it out. So it is up to Farley and Spade to save the day, just like in Tommy Boy. ·· ·· 111ts·movre-was-entertaining, -bur it·


was too much like Tommy Boy. Chris Farley is a very funny man and did a good job in this movie, as did David Spade. But I think they would do better with a new story instead of having them going around and making fools of themselves and then solv ing everything that has gone wrong in the movie. If you are really looking for a laugh an_d li_ked these two in Tommy Boy, f suggest you rent Tonuny Boy and wait for this one to hit the video stores. It will be much better sitting in the privacy of your own home. I give the · ·muvie two out of five stars.

Issue #9 hits newstands on March 15 By Leigh Calfee

Ten join Kappa Delta Pi Ten future educators have been inducted into the Peru State College chapter of the national education honorary Kappa Delta Pi. Membership in this organization is limited to juniors and seniors who rank in the top 20 percent of their classes and intend to pursue a career in education. Spring '96 inductees include Carl Calfee, junior; Leigh Calfee, junior; Jean Gibbons, senior; Dave Grabowski, senior; Katherine Hilgenfeld, senior; Kara Jenkins, senior; William Lockwood, senior; Marsha Nicholas, senior; Cari Ortmeier, junior; and Gen Ptacek, senior.

Choral groups to perform On Sunday, March 3, the Peru State College Choir arid Madrigal Singers will present a free concert in the College Theatre. A highlight of the concert will be a performance of the complete "Magnificat" by the Baroque composer Pergolesi, with added strings. An orchestra or violins, cello and keyboard will accompany-the choir.

Scholarship applications for 1996i 997 ·school year due today Any student interested in applying for one of the many scholarships offered through the Peru State College Folll1dation must return the application to the financial aid office by March 1. If you are interested in picking up an application, contact the financial aid office.

Student teacher applications for spring 1997 due today Applications for education majors to fulfill their student teaching requirements are due on March I. All education majors who are planning to student teach during the spring 1997 semester mus~complete their applications and turn them into theDivision of Education by this date.

Teresa Anderson says the thing she enjoys most about the Peru Daycare is the kids. That's good, because as director of the daycare she deals with an average of 30 kids a day, mostly the children of Peru State.College students or working families from the Peru area. The daycare is invaluable to those who use it. Anderson says, "I've had a lot of parents say if we weren't here they couldn't attend classes." The daycare, located in the basement ofT. J. Majors, is licensed for 35 children from six weeks to 12 years oid. It is open year-round from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and fees are reasonable. Licensed through the State of Nebraska and the Department of Social Services, the daycare is :1 non-profit organization. Peru Daycare provides breakfast, lunch and snacks and has structured activities for children 18 months to five SCHOOL IS NOT TOO FAR OFF for these tvkes, but until then. thev "hang out" at the davcare center in years old. The children enjoy T.J. Majors. The davcare center is licensed to care for up to 35 children whose ages range from six finger plays, singing and weeks to 12 vears old. - photo by Leigh Calfee ' games. Older children practice its student workers. PSC students who work at names and letter recognition. Anderson says, PSC's swimming pool. The toys, supplies and equipment used at the the daycare are paid directly by Peru Daycare, "I think we do basically the same or as much as daycare are sometimes donated, and any extra not workstudy. Along with the student worka preschool." Outside activities for the children include tak- money the daycare receives goes to purchasing ers, the daycare accepts volunteers willing to ing walks and playing on the playground be- equipment. The daycare usually holds a donate their time. hind T.J. Majors. In the past, the children have fundraiser in the spring to help defray expenses. Contmuee1 on page 2 Another expense the daycare incurs is paying been able tu play in the Old Gyrh and have used

By Freedom Robinson

Student Senate election petitions due by March 6 Applications for gaining a spot on the ballot for Student Senate positions must be completed and returned by March 6. If you are interested in running for a.Senate position, sign-up sheets are available at the Student Senate offices or you can contact Barb Lewellen (872-2252) for more information.

Bloodmobile in Peru March 6 At this-time of year, the cold winter days tend to drag, and the sunny days of springtime seem a long way off. But you can warm up your days in little more than an hour by giving a gift from the heart: the gift of blood. Every day someone needs blood. In fact, every minute patients in the United States use more than 38 units of blood or blood components. An ample supply must be on the shelf when it's needed. In our area, the Red Cross must collect 2, I 00 units each week to meet the need for blood and help support the nationwide Red Cross blood system. The bloodmobile will be in Peru at the Peru State College Student Center on March 6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call Misti Munson at 8723084 to make an appointment. If no one answers, feel free to leave your name, pho'ne number and two best times of availability on the answering machine. If you're healthy, age 17 or older and weigh at least 106 pounds, you can donate blood as often as every 56 days. Please call today and make an appointment. By doing so, you'll warm up your days and help someone in need. by giving a gift from the heart.

Women's Histo~y Month kicks off March I. Women across the country and across campus will be honoring the w0men who-have made great achievements in society and the paths those women"' iaid down to follow. Barb Lewellen, director of student programs, has spent the last two months organizing this celebration. Women at Peru State are reflecting upon their heritage and idolizing the women of the past and present. Shanda Hahn, senior secondary education/language arts major, says she admires Rosa Parks. "She was a woman who wasn't afraid. Even under extreme circumstances, she stood up for what she believed in." Anne-Marie Taylor, sophomore special education elementary/music major, looks up to her mother because when she was younger, her mother helped her through the tough times of her life. "I admire everything she's ever done,"

said Taylor. Even women on campus are being honored this month. Victoria Anderson, junior elementary education major, says she looks up to Barb Lewellen because, "she cares all, loves all and does all." Throughout the month, PSC \"Cill be honoring these women and many more. A di~play will be up at the Student Center; this year's theme is "Women: Past and Present." Dr. Bill Clemente, associate professor of English, will also celebrate by showing movies by and about women during his Cinema Classics series. Clemente is planning to start off the month by showing "Thelma and Louise." One week will honor Julia Roberts by showing "Mystic Pizza" and "Steel Magnolias." Clemente is also planning to show "The Tiger," a film from Ecuador about women's struggle for equal rights, and a documentary about women from five different countries and their

battle for equal rights, called "Through Open Eyes." A panel called "Leading Women of Nebraska," put on by the Women's History Committee and organized by Dr. Sara Crook, assistant professor of history and political science , will be in Benford Recital Hall March 13, at 2 p.m. Nancy Hoch, of Nebraska City; Dr. Jo Taylor, academic president of Wayne State College; and Jeannette Volker, interim president at Southeast Community College, have been confirmed; others invited to speak on the panel are Kay Orr, ex-govenor of Nebraska; Helen Boosalis, mayor of Lincoln; Gladys StylesJohnson, chancellor at the University of Nebraska-Kearney; and Deb Collins, anchor woman from KOLN-KGIN. Following the panel, there will be a reception open to the public sponsored by the American Association of University Wofl}en (AAUWJ. According to Crook, "Women are extremely talented and can be the leaders of the.future."

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Calendar of Events for March MARCH IS WOMEN IN IDSTORY MONTH 1- Scholarship applications due, Financial Aid office 1 - Studentteacher applications for Spring 1997 due, Education Office 3 - Choir concert, 3 p.m~, College Theatre 6 - Faculty/Staff/Student College Quiz Bowl, 6 p.m., Student Center 6-7 - Band tour of area high schools 7 - Midwestern gang violence speaker, 11 a.m., Live Oak 8 - District History Day Contest, 9 p.m., Student Center 8-Mid-Term 10 - Band concert, 3 p.m., College Theatre 13 :- Poet Michael Carey, 7:30 p.m., Benford Recital Hall 13 - CAB Movie, "Jaws," ,8 p.m., College Pool (AWAC) 14 - Student Recital,, 11 a.m., Benford Recital Hall 15- ResidentAssisstant re5ignation/ reapplication deadline 15 - Last day to withdraw from regular semester courses (W) 18-22 - Mid-Term Break (Residence Halls close at 6 p.m. on March 15) 24 :- Residence Halls re-open, noon 25 - Classes resume 25-29 · - Pre-registration for Fall 1996 semester, Student Center (EVENTS ARE SUBJECT TO ClI~G,~WITHOUT


Daycare invaluable to students says Anderson

On March 13, poet Michael Carey will recite some of 'his works in the Benford Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m, The English Club is sponsoring this event Carey farms in southwest Iowa. He is a graduate of the Writer's Workshop at the University of Iowa and is author of three books of poetry: The Noise The Earth Makes, Honest Effort and Nishnabotna. Carey has also written a teaching manual, Poetry: Starting From Scratch, and has been involved in the writing of two plays, A Song In The Wilderness and Dear Iowa. Most winters, Carey travels the Midwest as a visiting poet-in"residence, and in the summer he teaches at the University of Iowa's Summer Writing Festival. Carey is co-founder and editor of Loess Hills Press, a fine-arts subsidiary of Mid-Prairie Books.

Continued from page 1 With 30 children playing closely together, sickness is a big concern for the daycare, Pink eye, head lice, rashes and colds are th in gs Anderson and the other caregivers are very familiar with, Anderson says the daycare follows state guidelines concerning sickness by posting a sign when a case of pink eye or head lice occurs, Parents are asked to keep sick children at home, Another concern for the daycare is discipline. Children who are behaving inappropriately are placed in a 'time-out' where they sit for a minute for every year of age, or they count to ten. Anderson says this time gives children a chance to calm down, and in the process, they practice their counting, Creative solutions like these, along with patience and empathy, are the keys to successfully caring for 30 children a day, For Teresa Anderson, however, the most important thing is to just enjoy the kids.

Statewide art exhibit housed in Art Gallery Peru State College is hosting the 1996 Nebraska Association of Teachers of Art Undergraduate Art Show. The show runs through March 15 in the Art Gallery. Recent works by 43 students from 12 Nebraska colleges and universities-including Peru State students Cindy Dills, Rhonda Johnson, Michelle Kildow and Aaron Wisdom-are on display. Professor Emeritus Leland Sherwood served as the judge for the show. The exhibit, which is being coordinated by assistant professor of art, Peggy Jones, is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Phi Beta Lambda Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) is a state and national business fraternity. Epsilon Tau, Peru State's chapter, is open to all students interested in business. The officers include the following: Jennifer Duerfeldt, president; Stacee Wieser, vice-president; Cheryl Bartels, financial vice-president; Tracy Gibbons, secretary; Laura Lea Lowrey, public relations; and Jim Endorf, parliamentarian. This organization has a busy semester planned. Events such as a spring trip to St. Louis, March 9-12, an Easter activity for the area children, an auction to raise funds for the organization, and a Spring Leadership Conference April 12-13, keeps the club occupied. PBL meets the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 11 a.m. in TJ Majors 114 unless otherwise posted.

Sign up taking place for "Bobcat Walk" Society of Social Awareness Want to lose those extra pounds you gained hibernating this winter? Then sign up for Bobcat Walk. . This program is co-sponsored by the Health Center, Intramural Office, Campus Activities Board and Student Senate. Bobcat Walk is open to all students, faculty,· staff and their families. You may choose from activities such as walking.jogging, running, swim,ming and cycling or a combination of all the above. . . ., Sign-up fonns are located in the Intramural Office or the Health Center. Once you sign up, you ~?Y workou~ at times, that are convenient for you. You must then keep track of mileage and turn rt m weekly mto the marked wall-pocket in theAWAC. The registration fee for this program is $5 to help cover the cost of T-shirts. The T-shirts are given out after completion of increasing levels (level one=50 miles, level two=IOO miles, level three=250 miles and level four=500 miles). Questions reganling this program should be Linda Estes at the Health Center (8722229) or Dave Teske in the Intramural Office (872-2443). -.,

The Times, the official student newspaper of Peru State College, is published once every two weeks by Peru State College students. The Times office is located in·the college publication office in the Physical Plant Building, telephone (402) 872-2260. Opinions expressed may not necessarily be those of the entire editorial staff. All letters to the editor are welcomed. Letters, cartoons, articles and so forth submitted to The Times should be signed by the individual(s) submitting them and will be published at the discretion of the staff. Letters to the editor should not exceed 250 words in length. The Times reserves the right to edit all letters to the editor for grammar and style. The Times is printed by Auburn Newspapers, Auburn, NE. Please send material to: Editor Peru State Times Campus Mail Peru State College Peru, NE 68421 Editor

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Jennifer Froeschl Shanda Hahn Scott Krichau Heather Joy Layson Krys Leeds Freedom Robinson Debbie Sailors Andrea Tee Matt Uher Greg Wolfe Dr. Dan Holtz

Society of Social Awareness (SSA) sprang from a Community Organization class taught by Nancy Emerson, instructor of social work/sociology. The club was revived by members of the class. Phyllis Jorgensen serves as the club,s president, while Amy Rut is the vice-president. Other officers are Vic David, secretary; and Barbara Van Der Kamp, treasurer. Currently, the orgariization aims to have Peru State graduates present a forum on issues concerning life after Peru. SSA will also work with the Community Organization class, programming activities for Earth Day. SSA meets the first and third Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the Coffee House.

Alpha Mu Omega Alpha Mu Omega is an hom;irary mathematics academic fraternity. Members include students with above-average grades in mathematics who have taken at least ten hours of mathematics are eligible. This organization is working on the Southeast Nebraska Math Contest for area high school students.. The contest is tentatively planned for March. Officers for Alpha Mu Omega are Brent Lottman, president; Val Richardson, vice-president; Aaron O'Brien, secretary/treasurer. There is not a set meeting time, so watch for posted advertisements.

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Ignorance can be deadly By linda Estes, L.P.N. Peru State Health Center

The spread of HIVI AIDS is at epidemic proportions; .and we hear about it on the radio, television and newspaper all the time. But, have you considered the fact that you are not indestructible? One night of unprotected sex can sentence you to death .. The AIDS virus doesn't care who you a:re; it cares about what you do. Here at the Peru State College Health Center, literally thousands of condoms are given out free of charge each year to students. The intent is not to condone sex; however, if you are going to engage in the act, you should at least be resI>onsible enough ~o be P!otected. On Feb. 14, the Health Center distributed Valentmes with condoms to students at the Student Center. This is the second year for this event, and some comments were received at the Health Center concerning the message the Health Center is sending out to students. I would like to clarify the Health Center's stand. First and foremost, the Health Center is not endorsing having sex, but if students are going to have sex, they should be safe and use a condom. The Health Center purchases approximately 6000 condoms yearly to hand out, free of charge, to students in an effort to help prevent STDs, AIDS and pregnancy. The- messages in the Valentines· were written to get a SAFE ·message across in a catchy manner and to draw the studen.ts' ... attention to the fact that if abstinence was not the first option, then practicing safe sex was the best alternative. A wa~ing was also enclosed in each Valentine stating the fact that abstmence was the only I 00 percent safe method of birth control and pre.vention of sexually transmitted diseases. These messages were mtended for students, and receipt of Valentines was optional. The Health Center provides a service to all students, from.taking care of illnesses to counseling and health education. The nurse speaks in numerous classes each year about STDs, HIV I AIDS, birth control, etc. and programs are held regularly in the residence halls on health-related issues. The Health Center is for all employees and students of PSC. Not everyone approves of the health issues facing our society today, but it is the responsibility of the PSC Health Center to addres~ t~ese issues in a manner that students can understand and are w1llmg to accept. · Statistics have shown that one out of every 500 collei;e students is infected with the HIV virus, so our campus may not be immune. The infected person is not required to notify the school administration of their disease unless they choose. They can continue to have unprotected sex and spread the virus. So, it is everyone's obligation to be protected. Don't assume that the person_you are going to have sex with will come prepared. You need to protect yourself and carry condoms. · This past year, AIDS became the number one killer of people between the ages of 20 and 40. This disease can go as far back as 10 years undetected, so most were infected in their late teens to mid-twenties. ·· The Health Center will be glad to talk with anyone who has concerns or questions about HIV/ AIDS. Condoms can be picked up free of charge from your R.D.s, R.A.s or the Health Center. Hours for the Health Center are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mondax._ through Friday. Also, the Nemaha County Health Department in Auburn is an HIV testing center, and you can be tested anonymously. You may make an appointment for testing, if you feel you may have been exposed, by calling 274-4549. Results take approximately one to two weeks. If one pregnancy or one case of HIVI AIDS can be prevented by · the messages that come from the Health Center, then our goals will have ~en achieved,

Vic Anderson junior elementary education major

There we were, standing in line, the, cool February night air on our faces, feeling wise·for bringing an extra shirt. Shoulder to shoulder, our shortsleeved concert cohorts shuffled about, shivering. As my friend, Dawn, and I stood-not shiveringwe found ourselves engulfed by tiny" waisted, tummy-touting nymphettes who were provocatively posing for the baggy-shirted, nonchalantly-noticing Beavis and Butthead clones. All of them appeared to be about 16 years old. Instead of wise, I was beginning to feel old. "But, h.ey," I thought, "all of us are here to see the same group, Seven Mary Three"you know, that "music unites" spiel. Once foside, the crowd collected by the dim red light of thoughtfullyplaced Red Dog beer signs. The fairly small venue filled to the max, creating a sea of bobbing heads. As we waited anxiously for the music to start, people-watching was the pa:stime of choice. I spotted a tall, gangly, blond kid sporting earrings in both ea,rs, a Coed Naked cross-dressing T-shirt, a silly goatee and an uncanny resemblance to ·my .own 15year-old son, Tim-with facial hair and pierced ears, that is. Well, that started me thinking. How would I feel about Tim attending an 'all-ages show such as this one? How would he feel if I invited him along next time? Would he want to see a concert with his mom? Would I let him go with friends? Before I could become too obsessed, thankfully, the opening act took the stage. . Blue Moon Ghetto rocked; the moshing began. Bruises, cuts and contusions not being favorites of mine, I avoided the "pit." I decided that a successful mosher needs to be big, with lots of fat for padding. I


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•1 Debbie SQ I 0f5 couldn't help but picture my skinny first-born jumping into the fray. I realized then that Timbo needed a couple more years of growth before he attended any concerts. Wowed by BMG, the crowd waited impatiently for Seven Mary Three. By the time they came on, besides moshing. several kids were "surfing" over the undulating crowd. More than a few crashed to the ground when the crowd suddenly lost interest in them. Being adverse, as I am, to groping by strangers and fast trips to the floor, I also avoided any surfing action. Though being thin is probably an advantage in crowd surfing, I assured myself that Tim surely wouldn't appreciate having his package probed, either. "Tim will have to be happy with CDs," I thought, "concerts are just not in his immediate future." After thoroughly enjoying the concert, we started the drive home. A funny, foggy sensation enveloped my ears. The Emergency Broadcasting System began testing its signal somewhere in the vicinity of my auditory nerve. At that moment, I made a decision. Although I; as.ait:adult, ~ould · continue to attend concerts, Tim would have to restrict his· concertgoing to ... well, never. How could I, as his mother, allow him to go to a concert, knowing the many dangers

involved? Perhaps if I made him aware of the horrors of moshing, crowd surfing and hearing loss, he would agree. The next morning, I told Tim my tale of woe (over the still-incessant ringing in my ears). Downplaying considerably my extreme enjoyment of the music, I briefed him of the events of the previous night, including the injuries I imagined for each of the crashing concert-goers. I felt I had made my point. Ttm, looking somewhat serious, pondered the information I had given him. As he began to speak, I was so proud. He seemed so mature and wise. beyond his years at that moment. I waited to hear his condemnation of the teenage tomfoolery. "Sounds cool, Mom," he said, grinning, "but I would have worn ear plugs." My quest to protect thwarted and perhaps unnecessary, I consoled myself. "At least he doesn't have a job. He needs money to go to a concert." Barring any sudden job-hunting attempts on his part, my baby is s.afe .. . for now. · · ' · Other overprotected s.hut-in.s .i;nay want to check out Blue Moon Ghetto's self-titled CD, which I heartily recommend. The Oma:ha band's· acoustic-driven rock is fresh and energetic. Their emerging- hit, "Shine All The Ttme," plays occasionally on~ the Edge. Any Edge listeners might be interested to know that the new. afternoon deejay, Nikld. Boulay,. prqvi_d~ :i}1~; 'credible backup vocals on ihe' forie: Blue Moon Ghetto plays regularly at several Omaha night spots. I hope to see them again soon, but Tim, of course, will be staying home, listening to the CD.

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Contest winners Silas Summers writing contest recognizes Peru State's talented writers. This contest, sponsored by the PSC English Club, awards writers in three specific categodes: poetry, short fiction and non-fiction. Winners in their respective categories received $25, while those in second and third places won $15 and $10, respectively. In the poetry division, Robin Payton received first place with her poem "Crosses." Kristin Sorenson took second place· with her poem "Grandpa." While, Laura Kelsay":> "Winter Haiku" took third. Bill Lockwood's "Turn. Turn. Turn." received an honorable mention. Amy Bremers took first in the fie-


tion category with her short stor:r "Bobby's World." Laura Kelsa;r came in second with "Billions and Billions." "Deus ex Machina." by Terry Dugan received a third place award. An honorable mention was granted to Kim Milligan for her shorl fiction "Favorite Uncle."' For the non-fiction category, Jen-y Breazile won first place for "Hey Man, Nice Dream." Phil Bender's "Fat Jack is Dead!" took second, and Josh Miller received third for his untitled piece. These and other si:udents works will be published this spring in the Sifting Sands, Peru State's literary journal. This will be the 50-year anniversary of the journal's publication.

'l'VE GOT YOU UNDER ... dah. doh. dum ... UNDER MY SPELL!" HYPNOTIST JIM WAND mesmerized his audience with his talents Feb. 22 in the College Theatre. Campus Activities Board sponsored the event. Legend has it that Wand leaves his bodv during performances to levitate his spirit over his subjects. But then again. what hvpnotist doesn't? -photo by Heather Joy Layson

TRIO honors students Three Peru State College students received awards through the fedc·;-aliTRIO program, according to PSC President Robert Burns. Amy Rut, senior psychology/sociology major; Melanie Barry, junior sports management major; and Gene Trimmer, junior psychology/special education major, were presented the awards during a TRIO recognition program held Feb. 22. The program was part of National TRIO Day. R~\'.:ya~yr~s.en.ted with the"[RIQ. "Dedication Award," based on dedication; effort and persistence in academic work.

The "Pacesetter Award" was given to Barry. This honor goes to a student who exhibits supctior leadership Trimmer received the "Achiever Award" which goes to an exceptional student as characterized by academic achievement, character, service· to others, leadership and committment to the mission of TRIO programs. PSC's Student Support Services TRIO program has been assisting PSC students for the past five and a hal.f years through services like peer mentoring, peer tutoring, personal and academic advision and financial aid information.

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Eight selected for honor band Eight PSC students were selected to the Nebraska Intercollegiate Honor Band which will be held at UN-L's Kimbal Hall on March 2 and 3. Participants from PSC include Spencer Duncan, senior saxophone; Shawn Schacht, sophomore baritone; Tiffany Holmes, sophomore flute; Matt Asher, freshman trumpet, T.J. Boller, senior french horn; Mary Novak, freshman french horn; Jennie Voorhees, freshman french horn; and Tim McConriaughey, freshman tenor saxaphone.

IS THAT VELVET? THE PERU STATE COLLEGE MADRIGAL SINGERS were invited to porticpote in the Holidov for Madrigals. on Feb. 18. held at the Grand Island Interstate Holidav inn. The Group performed six modngol selections as part of on all madrigal concert featuring high school and area madrigal groups. Members of Peru State's Madrigal Singers are (in no certain order) Joni Martinosk1. freshman: Lisa Othmer. sophomore; Steve Jirsa. sophomore; Jon Dunlap, sophomore: Steve Kelsov. junior; Becki,! Bstondig. sophomore; Jamie Morgan, freshman: Jen Baldwin, senior; Rochel Callahan. freshman: Cvnthio Yates. senior: Kevin Topscher, junior; Nathan Leach. freshman; Harold Bornord. Freshman: and Marcv Eddinger, junior.

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Intramural Plover of the Year-Candidate JJy Chris Raabe Jamie Stinson, sophomore health id physical education major, is the fth Intramural Player of the Year mdidate. The Tecumseh native is a JO year starter for the Bobcat foot.ti! team. Stinson played a big role in the )hick 3-on-3 tourney drive to Ames, .A. The former Bobcat guard has .dded intramural basketball to the list. "I feel the nomination will bring :iredd Ward and I closer together," )tinson stated when asked about how :1e nomination will affect his relation>hip with his Shick teammate. . "I feel no pressure to win the award. ;. play my game-whatever happens, ~appens, said Stinson. "Good luck 1 0 the rest of the candidates." I. Stinson doesn't see intramurals as ust a game, but he thinks players need '.l know how to keep things under :ontrol. "It takes teamwork in 1tramurals," Stinson elaborated. . At this point, Stinson is undecided '·!:lout who to vote for in the upcomng 'primaries and presidential elec• lion. Even with HIV on the prowl, 'tinson did not think it should be :nandatory for intramural basketball •layers to wear condoms. He stated, 'Since it is intramurals, it's OK if you '0n't wear one on the court. Someimes you just have to take your :hances."

The battle continues for the men's intramural basketball teanis as each team has completed their regular season and set their minds to the postseason tournament which is what iL all· comes down to. The championship game will be played between the top team from each division. This is for the whole enchilada! "We have good shooting on the outside and down the stretch our team chemistry will be our biggest asset," said Brian Childs, a junior team member of Shooters B&G. Dennis Baker, a junior team memberoflmogene Grain said;" We aren't going to play as hard as we know that we can because we want to give another teai:n the opportunity to win the shirts this year." "If our floor general (Terry Easter, sophomore) doesn't get kicked out of the game again, then he can lead us to the championship," commented J11cob Stallworth, the senior captain of In It To Win It! ·Good luck warriors, and may the best team rub it in gently. In· other basketball ·news, Fredd INTRAMURAt'. BASKETBALL PLAYERS PERFECT their chemistry as the\1 prep for the "big ewhilodo.' known as Ward, senior; Jamie Stinson, sopho~ _ the final 14. The co-rec season begins on March 11. - photo by Andrea Tee ·~~~~~~~~-~-~-~-' more; Jason Lible, senior; and John Whiting represented Peru State in the affairs, has challenged Krous to a ral activities, ranging from schedul- way to go to school and do an internSchick's 3-on-3 basketball second match. Is Smith all talk, or will he ing games/events and their officials, ship at the same time and the same round tournament which· was held in put his money where his mouth is? organizing the days and times of these place than thr0l1gh the intramural ofgames/events, being an official for fice? See David Teske if you have Aimes, IA at.the Iowa State Recre- Stay tuned. ational Center on Feb. 17. The guys Co- rec basketball will be played the these ga.' to promoting any any questions about an intramural inwere 2-1 in the pool play and lost in weekofMarch 11-15,solaceupyour intramural activity. ternship. "This internship gives me the opthe semi-finals to Iowa State. "The shoes. and watch for game times TEE'S PICK OF THE WEEK guys represented Peru very well as posted at the intramural office. portunity to gain hands-on experience Intramural basketball is still the they beat some really great teams," Another, less acknowledged, aspect and get a feel for what's to come later name of the game. According to my said David Teske, intramural direc- of intramural are the interns. This in my career," said Gregory. look into the future, I would have to tor. Grubb added," I am given the trust say that D-1 Prospects will come out semester, Jeremie Gregory and Bon Khanthsene, s'enior, took Shawn Grubb,both seniors majoring and authority to deal with all of the on top of this tournament and will "Sega Video Game King" in the Sega in sports management, are complet- situations that I encounter, the way I 'wear their shirts with pride. The only NFL contest held on Feb. 17 at the ing a four credit hour internship which feel suit. Also, it is going to look great chance of an upset would come from student center, while Jesse Krous, equa~s 160 hours for the semester. on my resume'!" YourTuitionAt Work, but my 'Magic freshman, won the Cribbage tourna- Interns help with all of the intramuSo, after reading this, what better 8 Ball' says," Try again!" ment earning the title "The King of Cards." It is rumored that Dr. Terry #I Chocolate Tie Smith, vice-president of academic


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Peru State 85, Ozarks 80


The B"obcat men's basketball team breezed to a first round playoff victory over the University of the Ozarks at home, 85-80, but a loss to Northland (WI) on Tuesday denied the Bobcats the National play-off berth. The Ozarks victory sent them on a 28-hour round trip to Shreveport, LA for their second round play-off game versus LSU-Shreveport. "It was a long trip, but we stayed focused and that made the trip seem shorter-:even though we got lost seven or eight times and had to ask directions," said junior shooting guard, Tom Riley. Upon arrival, the Bobcats. were all business. The Pilots of Shreveport concentrated on shutting down Peru's leading scorer Tom Riley, and this left open the remaining point guards. "They came out and shut me down, but the rest of the team stepped up and shot out the lights," said Riley on the team's performance. Scott Daniels, junior guard, did just that by hitting seven threepointers in the first half alone to lead the Bobcats to a 55-42 halftime lead. "We really shocked them," junior center Lawrence Hollier added, "by half-time we had taken the home crowd out of the game completely." The Cats continued their destruction of the Pilots in the second half and l_ed by as much as 24 points late iri the game. They finished the game shooting a mind boggling 66 percent from the floor. "That's the best we've shot this year without a doubt," Bobcat coach John Gibbs said. "We shot as good as we can shoot the ball." After returning, the Bobcats.were teeming with confidence before heading out to battle number one seed Northland. "We've hard and right now tlie regular season doesn't matter," said shooting guard Tom Riley. "It comes down to one game right now, and we're going to play until it hurts." . "The victory in Shreveport just puts us one step closer to our goal ofreaching the National Tournament." said 'Cat junior forward Demarcus Johnson. "We've got nothing to lose now." Their toughest battle at this point is another long road journey to Ashland, WI. "My concern is if the kids can withstand the trip," said coach Gibbs. "We've played so well, I'm wondering When the kids will hit that wall. Hopefully it's not until Tuesday night at about midnight." But the Bobcat men were riding high after .their previous road victory and came into Northland with the fire-needed to play in the National tournament. FORWARD DEMARCUS JOHNSON SKIES FOR TWO in the Bobcats first round vicj!,fifortµna!ely, North!i,md remembered to keep the estinguishers • torv over the ~niversity of the Ozarks in the Wheeler Center on March 20. Johnson (j!ti ~i!.~~.. ,Mt~pht1J6)ig dnve'itheBobcars by a ' · li2:d the Bobcats with eight assists. -photo bv Chris Raabe score of 73-94. Riley Jed the team with 12 points.

Peru State (85) Daniell 1-2 0-0 3, Thompson 2-8, l'16 15, Norman 3-7 2-4 8, Riley 9-ll.i 1-1 25, Johnson 2-4 4-4 8, Gibbs 2-2 0-0 5, Cohn 3-5 1-2 7, Hollier 6-8 2' 2 14, Crockett 0-1 0-0 0 University of the Ozarks (80) Richardson 2-6 3-3 8, Wilbanks 3-~ 10-11 17, Cheatham 0-1 0-0 0, Brown 8-21 1-3 18, Jefferson 8-10 1-5 17 Dotson 4-8 0-0 I 0, Booher 2-6 0-0 4: Batie 3-5 0-0 6 ·' PSC 36 49-85 Ozarks 35 45 - 80 FG%-PSC 52, Ozarks 45. FT%-PSC 72, Ozarks 68. Rebounds- PSC 24, Ozarks 21.

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Women's team ends season on sour. note By Jen Froeschl

the Peru State record, while scoring a total of 35 points. "I'm disapp_ointed the season ended "I am upset with the way things as quickly as it did but I'm looking turned out in the play-offs, but we forward to and am optimistic about have a lot of talent and can expect nextyear's team," said women's bas- good things for next year," said Jill ketball coach, Tara Kreklau, after the Schulte, junior guard, who scored season ended due to a loss in the open- eight points in the play-offs. Celeste ing round of the NAlA Division II Nolte, freshman center, and Angie Midwest Regional play-offs. Hubach, junior forward, also scored The team took an eight-hour road eight points. trip to Clarksville, AR, where they In action before the play-offs, Peru faced the University of the Ozarks in State dropped a close game to the seva head-to-head basketball battle. The enth-ranked Midl;;tnd Lutheran team. Bobcats fell behind early in the first The 'Cats hung tough with the ladies half and were unable to keep up with from Fremont, losing by only three the Lady Eagle's in the second half. points, 60-57. Despite the 88-66 loss, freshman Peru tied the game early in the secguard Deana Christiansen hit seven ond half, 28 all, but Midland had an of twelve attempted three-pointers, a 11-2 run and pulled ahead making it _personal career high which also ti~s 39-30. After pouring on the defense

and stepping up the offense, the BobPeru State (66) cats found themselves in the range of SchuIte 3-6 2-2 8, Chri s t"iansen 13victory. 29 2-4 35, Townsend 0-3 2-2 2, With 1:50 remaining, Amy Petry, Warner 0 _1 0_0 O,"Dodge 0-3 0-0 o, freshman guard, sailed in a threepointer. Then Shannon Townsend.. Hubach 4-10 0-1 8, Petry 1-3 0-0 3, freshman guard, brought the team ··Tronba 0--5"0-0 0, Pride 1-2 0::1 2, even closer with two free throws to Nolte 2-7 4-6 8 put the team within three. UnfortuUniversity of the Ozarks (88) nately, an attempt from three-point A_. Dean 0-1 0-0 0, P. Dean 2-4 0-0 5, land at the buzzer failed to go in. Wiley 6-11 0-0 17, Ralph 3-7 2-2 8, The Bobcats ended the season with Rhodes 0-2 0-0 0, Wilson 1-2 0-0 2, a 8-19 record. Kreklau wrapped up West 4-11 4-4 12, Stoltenberg 5-10 the season optimistically, "We were 2-4 12, Langham 8-15 0-0 21, Myers a much better ball team at the end of 5-7 2-2 12 the season than at the beginning. PSC 35 31 - 66 We'll c'ontinue to make improve- Ozarks 46 42- 88 ments during the off-season and be FG%-PSC 34,0zarks 48. an even better team at the beginning FT% -PSC 62, Ozarks 83. of next season." Rebounds-PSC 36, Ozarks 42.

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Baseball .-vs. Kansas Wesleyan, 1 p.m. · - vs. Hastings, 1 p.m. · - at Rockhurst, 1 p.m. ' - vs. Dana, 1 p.m. . - at Benedictine, 1 p.m. 3 - at UN-0, 1:30p.m. 7 - at Oklahoma City, 2 p.m. 3 - at Oklahoma Baptist, oon 9 - at St. Edwards (Austin, ~X), 1 p.m. 9 - at Concordia Lutheran '.<\ustin, TX), 2 p.m. °' - at Northwood (Cedar Hill, 'X),2 p.m.


Softball looks to build'off last year's success By Jen Froeschl

assistant coach, Scott Heese. Matthews mentioned that the big"Take me out to the ball game. Take gest strength of the team so far is their me out to the crowd ..... " Ball fans, offense, As for .the team's main weakget ready to sing it loud. Softball sea- ,ness, "Our biggest weakness is our son is just about to bpgin! ability to stay focused. We have a. The Lady Bobcats strike up the ac- tough schedule this year. We've got tion this weekend at the William to be able to have the killer instinct Woods Classic in Fulton, MO. when we get behind," he said. The 'Cats, who recorded 36 wins A key player returning from last last year which is the most wins in year at third base is Jill Madsen, a sethe school's history, return 11 letter- nior who led the team with a .461 winners, including all eight position batting average last year, while starters and two starting pitchers. knocking eight home-runs and 46 "With all the players fmm last RBI's. Madsen was named MVP of year's team returning, Ueel we have the District tournament and MVP runa strong team and the potential to ner-up for All-Region last year. make it to Nationals," commented · Other contributors will include senior Andrea Tee, who led the pitch- shortstop Kerry Brandt, a senior who ing staff last season with 13 wins, scored 46 runs and was second on the while striking out 36 batters. '95 team with five home-runs and 36 The Bobcats'.quest for Nationals RBI's; centerfielder Dawn Miller, a isn't an unrealistic goal for the team. senior who led with 28 steals and.bat- William Woods Classic, Last year the ladies finished just two ted .393 last season; and senior Jen 'BA victories away from their berth to the Slattery, who shares the mound with - William Woods Classic, national tournament. They won the Tee and was named All-Region as a District VI title and placed fourth in pitcher last year, while leading the 'BA the Region. This season they will be team in fielding percentage at .987, - at Dana, 4 p.m•. - Kansas Wesleyan Invite, in a new Region with several new and batting .333 with 14 stolen bases. teams to challenge in regular season Softball fans can also expect solid BA play. Hastings College and the Uni- action from junior infielders Rachel - Kansas Wesleyan Invite, versity of Mary in South Dakota, who Duede and Can Ortmeier along with BA are both ranked in the top 25, are in- senior catcher Jennifer Dappen. ~- vs. Briar Cliff, 2:30 p.m. cluded in this region. Matthews concluded by saying, S- Washburn Invite, TBA "My expectations are high. The "I'm looking forward to a good seaS - Washburn Invite, TBA. team understands what r want and I son, I think we can have it if we stay 'l - vs. Concordia College, 3 know what they can do. Now we need healthy, especially with only two to put it together, " said Coach pitchers, we have the potential to be .m. Matthews, who enters his third sea- . a good team. We just have to push -----------~ son as head softball coach along with ourselves."


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single to pull the 'Cats within one. The Coyotes, however, put the game .The Bobcat baseball team dropped out of reach with a five-run bottom ree out of four games during their of the sixth. 'St road trip of the season. First year Nebraska City native Kyle Becker, :lpper, Dave Teske said, "Talent- freshman pitcher, took the mound in se we were right with them. As far · the second game and literally baffled execution and communication, we the Coyotes through six innings be!re behind." fore giving way to the bullpen. "Kyle The 'Cats committed. five first in- kept the ball down and was very efng errors, spotting Washburn Uni- fective," Teske stated. "He had good :rsity, KS eight runs in the. first velocity on his pitches and hit the 1me. Even· though Peru State out corners." Becker recorded six· K's, :the Ichabods, the Bobcats dropped while surrendering only one run on : season opener 11-0. In the night- two hits. :;, junior pitcher Deon Wing~rt The Bobcats played outstanding in uckout 10; but the Bobcats lost to the field, committing no errors in 14. JyneState7-2. Again, the 'Cats out inriings of baseball. ...,. 1gged their opponent, but were deChilds drove in three runs in the first tted. inning with a two~out home run to )eru Staie traveled to Salina, KS to deep center. The 'Cats added another •Y Kansas Wesleyan. The Bobcats run in the second and tallied two in tiled 5-1 heading into the sixth in- both the third and the fifth. ,,g. Steve Young,juniorout fielder, Lauby and Child were a combined d Brian Childs, junior catcher, 6-8 with four RBI's and four runs 1ched base. safely. Aaron Lauby, scored. Chris Raabe, senior pitcher; phomore outfielder, smashed a Duncan Patterson, junior out fielder; )le into the right center gap to bring Young and Wolfe had one hit a piece !m home. Greg Wolfe, junior first in the 8-2 victory. >eman, plated Lauby with his RBI

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Raabe plans YMCA comeback Michael Jordan lefLbasketball in search of greener pastures. Well Mike,,it looks like no little leaguers will want to "Be Like Mike." I'm not saying a .125 batting average is bad. I am presently battling Mr. Mendoza. Now Mr. Jordan is right back where he belongs, atop the NBA. I am glad to see he has quit making a mockery of the game of baseball and returned to making a mockery of opposing defenses. And above all, he made a comeback. The l 990's has become the decade of the comeback In all sports, the comeback has slowly crept into the vocabulary of daily routine in sports. The list of heroes lengthens each month. Prior to Jordan was George Foreman. The minister-turned-food franchise lifted boxing out of the doldrums with his palate and punching. · Mike Tyson has leapt from the chains that bound him to preach of a new life of religion. He is no longer the feminine-voiced boxer turned rapist. Now he spends his days fighting tomato cans in the ring and calling



of a comeback, but I think it is probably just a rumor. He was still dead the last time I checked. I am pondering a possible comeback of my own. I have decided I am . going to try to make a comeback in YMCA sixth grade basketball. I have taken the measures needed to be eligible for the 1996YMCAdraft. I figure I have improved somewhat since the mid- l 980's and I have been training rigorously for the past few months. Sure I'll have a mobility advantage, but it won't be easy. I have already conta..:t.;d the league to announce my intentions. I have been met with some · opposition, but I can't waitto play on those nine-foot rims. , If this turns out, I might just try to get back into pee-wee football as well. Imagine the possibilities.


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Last Temptation ofTlmmper," a fictitious account of Thumper, the patron saint ofRabbitland. It was at this time that a reward for Squirreisayshe's head on a stick was offered by the Prime Hare. of Rabbitland, the Ayatollah Toomany. Squirrelsayshe responded, "Ha! The only way they'll ever get that is by shooting me 13 times when I'm most vulnerable!" At the time of his death, Squirrelsayshe's only venture into television, "My So-Called Nut," a show about a young girl «c inability to cope with reality and U1c fact that nothing will ever go your way if you keep whining about everything to your stupid friends, wa:; given new life by MTV. \Vhen asked about the rabbit response, Musafa added. "Well, they said they didn't do it, but rabbits are liars. So, you know, I gotta investigate it. They said that, 'if I proceed in this case, I should beware the eyes of March' or something like that. I hate when they talk in codes."

Pacino stars, but Cusack shines in Citt,J Holl By Troy Moraine

Bridget Fonda, who is the lawyer of the police officer, to figure out why Al Paci no lights up the screen again the dealer didn't get any jail time. In in the new movie, City Hall. But the middle of all of this, Pacino is tryPacino isn't the one who steals the ing to create more jobs for the people show, it's his right-hand man, John of New York a~d keep his deputy Cusack. mayor from getting into trouble. Paci no plays the mayor of New York The movie was very good, but at City and Cusack plays his deputy times I found myself wandering away mayor, who believes he can make a and becoming bored. It picks up todifference. The movie starts out with wards the end of the film when you a shooting in downtown Brooklyn. A find out who is behind everything. boy has been killed by a stray bullet Pacino is very good in his role as the during a cop-drug dealer gun battle. mayorofNew York, but Cusack is the It seems that there is a scandal in- person I -kept wanting to see. I have volved with the shooting. The drug never been a big fan of his, but now I dealer had been picked up a couple can't wait for his next film. As for of years earlier for possession of a Fonda, her character kind of vanishes handgun and drugs. His sentence toward the end of the film, and you should have been time in jail, around don't really know what happens to 20 years, but the judge let him off with her. just parole. So now there is a big conI do recommend City Hall and sugspiracy concerning a judge, a politi- gest you pay close attention to the cal boss and a Mafia family. movie, otherwise you will be lost. I Cusack tries, with the help of give it three stars out of five.

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in his victory speech on Tuesday. In a big surprise, Pat Buchanan garnished the other 20 percent of the Arizona vote, but a new Arizona law states that any votes for a dead person running for public office cannot count. Buchanan passed on in 2015. The candidates will forge ahead to South Carolina to try to win valuable delegates. Well, except for Buchanan who is still on the ballot in 40 states.

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Health Center closed March 27-29 The Health Center will be closed March 27, , 28 and 29 so that school nurse, Linda Estes, ,;'can attend a college nurses' meeting. No im~.munizations will be given to release holds dur1.f>ing those three days. The doctor will be in ,. the clinic on Tuesday, March 26, instead of Thursday, March 28. To make an appointment for the doctor on that date, contact Estes at 872-2229. The counselor will be available as usual.

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all that we should. Consequently, many of us do not cover certain areas." According to Harper, a partial solution might be found in the general studies program. Harper would like to see a minimum of six hours required as part of that program. The first Fundamentals of Speech class would cover individual speeches involving organization, research and delivery. The second would progress to group discussions, interviews and debates.

"Dr. Harper, with the current curricula, do you feel Peru State language arts majors are being prepared to teach high school speech? "Absolutely not." The state of Nebraska requires language arts majors to take a minimum of six hours of speech. After.those six hours, graduates must be effective in parliamentary communication, non-print and non-verbal communication. The state --11---------------------also demands competency in group discussions and curricular and extracurricular activities. In the 1994-96 catalog eight speech classes are offered, four of which are offered "as needed." One is a directed study. Language arts majors are only obligated to take three. Speech 254: Public Speaking and Speech 357: Interpretive Reading are required, and Speech 152: Fundamentals of Speech is required as a part of the general studies program. This goes slightly above the state's minimum six .hours, but are language arts graduates competent in the necessary areas? This would leave professors free to·incorporate "There's no way I'd be able to teach a speech more analysis into the Public Speaking class. class. I'm not prepared to do that," said senior "We could analyze what makes a great speech language arts major, Amber Hypse. Juliane Lee, and a great speaker." sophomore language arts major, agreed with Then the Interpretive Reading class would Hypse: "I don't think I'd feel comfortable as a study different types of literature, critiques of teacher. Debate, Oral Interp ... If you're a that literature and move into perforrnance of and speech teacher (graduated from Peru) you're critiques of perforrnances of that literature. "I not prepared to lead any of that." would critique, and the class would critique. "Perhaps we are doing a minimal job," said This would help prepare students for teaching." Dr. David Edris, chairman of the Humanities Harper feels the only way to learn is by doDivision, "but there are a large number of things ing. "You can't learn acting by a book. You to be covered in the class, with a large number must have practical experience and feedback." of .students taking (Fundamentals of Speech) The same rule applies to the Nebraska School as a general studies class." Activities Association (NSAA) guidelines esDr. Charles H,arper, professor of speech and tablished for competitive speech. Harper feels, drama, said Speh 152 instructor$ are told to somewhere in the curriculum, NSAA gui.delines cover all of the basic speeches, but it's just not possible. "We can't cover in three-hou-r class Continued on page 5


Preregistration for Fall '96 takes place March 27-29 Preregistration for the Fall I 996 terrn will be held in the Student Center March 27-29. A $20 preregistration deposit must be paid in 'the business office before. preregistration is allowed. The preregistration schedule is as follows:

·WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27 8:30-11 :30 a.m., 90 hours and above, seniors and posigraduates 1-4 p.m., 60-89 hours, juniors

THURSDAY, MARCH 28 .5:30-11 :30 a.m., 30-59 hours, sophomores i-4 p.m., 0-29 hours, freshmen

FRIDAY, MARCH 29 8:30-11 :30:a.m., open to all 1-4 p.m., open to all

PSC~ Grace University sign pact .Dr. Neal McBride, president of Grace Uni'ersitX in Omaha, was. on campus recently to gn a cooperative agreement with PSC. Peru ;1ate will offer coursework on the Grace cam- · 'US leading to a Bachelor of Science degree i elementary education from PSC. This is ie fir~t cooperative venture with Grace, but thers a:ejn development.

such as course overload, academic probation or suspension or class waivers to Dr. Terry Smith, "The Faculty Senate is the body at Peru State vice president of Academic Affairs. From there, College to provide primary counsel on all aca- they can appeal to Faculty Senate and in turn demic matters. Thus, the Faculty Senate shall appeal to Dr. Robert Burns, president of PSC. concern itself with any and all policies govern- Petitions range from possible class substitutions ing academic matters," states the Faculty Sen- for requirements or the waiver of a class. ate Constitution. Although only in its second Heather Layson, a Student Senate representayear, Faculty Senate is a vital part of this cam- tive to Faculty Senate stated, "When students pus. need a General Studies class waived or a sugFaculty Senate deals with numerous academic gestion for a substitution, (those concerns can matters, such as admission requirements, teach- be addressed to) Faculty Senate." ing assignments, course schedules, academic Faculty Senate is composes! of seven voting standards for students and for the illstitution and · members and four non-voting:rneritbers. Votevaluation of the educational program. The ing members are elected in accordance to the group also hears student petitions and propos- Faculty Senate Constitution. A new Chair-Elect als for new courses and programs and revisions and At-Large senator are chosen each year by of current courses. "Basically,'.' said Dr. Dan vote of all the full-time faculty, Division rep~ Holtz, current chair of Faculty Senate, "Faculty resentatives in Science and Technology, the HuSenate reviews· and recommends changes in manities, Education and Business are elected academic policies and programs.'' for two~year terms. Faculty representatives to Students may petition any academic issue, the Faculty Senate must be chosen from fac-

ulty holding the rank of instructor or assistant, associate or full professor, except those holding administrative responsibilities at the level of division chair, director or above, or those who are professional librarians, according to the Faculty Senate Constitution. All representatives must have been on the faculty for two years prior to the years in which they serve. The current Chair-Elect is Ross Udey. Dr. Joel ~ Lundak is the Education Division representative, and Dr. Sara Crook is the Humanities Division.representative. Carol Ruck and Rob Evans are the representatives for the Divisions of Business and Science and Technology, respectively. The current At-Large Senator is Stan Mccaslin. Division representatives serve for two years, and the four divisions elect representatives on a staggered schedule. The Divisions of Business and Science and Technology elect new rep-

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Calendar of Events for March 15 - Last day to withdraw from regular semester courses (W) 18-22 - Mid-Term Break (Residence Halls cfose at 6 p.m. on March 15)

24 - Residence Halls re-open, noon 25 _:... Classes resume 25- Cinema Classics "Women with Open Eyes," 7 p.m. Coffee House 25 - Applications for Resident Ass.istants for 1996-97 available, R~si­ dence Life 27-.29 ·- Preregistration for Fall 1996 semester, Student Center 27 - Cinema Classics "The Tiger," 7 p.m. CoffeeHouse 27 - Jazz Band clinic, College '.fheatre


1 ~ Comedian· Sam Griesbaum, 8 P·lll'., Student Center 2 ·;..., ~Iisty Blues concert, 8 p.m., College Theatre 2 - CAB Easter Egg Hunt 2 - Career Fair, Student Center (Events are subject to change without notice)

Peru State Facultv Senate created Deadline approaching to improve academic environment for Fall '96 financial aid tives are chosen by their divisions after that Continued from page 1 .resentatives in-even years, while the Divisions of Education. and Psychology and Humanities choose new representatives in odd years. Thus, Ruck and Evans will be completing their terms this spring. Li!<.e~division representatives, the ChairElect serves a two-year term with one year as the Chair-Elect and the second as the Chair. Non-voting representatives to Faculty Senate include Dr. Smith, academic vice-president; Dr. Kelly Liewer, registrar; and Spencer Duncan ·and Layson as representatives from Student Senate. Elections for Cbair-Elect and Senator-atLarge are held in the first two weeks of April at the annual election. Division re resenta-

annual election and before finals week. All elections are conducted by written ballot. Terms of office begin at the opening of the academic year. Faculty Senate meets every· Tuesday at 11 in the Business Division Conference Room. Meetings·are open to anyone unless the Senate is discussing a student petition or a personnel issue. · Dr. Holtz concluded, "Jfstudents have ques: tions about academic policy they should first go to Dr. Smith. However, they'need to be aware that they can bring ideas on changes or revisions to Faculty Senate. Faculty Senat() tries to make the academic environment as good as it can be. Faculty Senate provides a place the.student body can go for changes in academic policies."

March is the time to complete either the Renewal Application sent to students by the U.S. Department of Education or the 1996-1997 form for federal student aid which is available in the Financial Aid office. April 1 is the deadline for completing either form. These forms, according to Financial Aid director Dwight Garman, are very important if a student wishes to receive federal aid such as a Pell Grant or a Stafford or PLUS Loan. These forms of aid are based on eligibility as determined by the forms for federal aid. If the forms are not completed by April 1, a high probability exists that the aid may not be available for students by the time fee payment for Fall 1996 comes around. If you have any questions or need any forms, stop by the Financial Aid office.

Tax assistance available The PSC Accounting Association is again offering the Voulunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program this semester. VITA volunteers are available in the Student Center from noon to 2 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays and from 3:30-4:30 on Wedvesdays. The program will run up to the April 15 income tax deadline. Questions about the program can be answered by Carol Ruck at 872-2266.

Art Gu~ld The Art Guild, formerly known as the Art Club, is a social club for art majors and students interested in art. This organization's informal atmosphere is expressed through a lack of votedupon officers. Currently the club is planning trips to Kansas City and to Chicago. The Kansas City trip includes seeing the "Made in America" exhibit. While in Chicago, the group will be visiting the art expo. ' This organization assists in the preparation of the Performance Art Piece. Those interested in offering presentations can contact Peggy Jones, assistant professor ofart. Meetings are as announced.

Association of Challenged .and Enabled Students (ACES) ACES provides support and information for those having, or concerned with, learning disabilities or physical disabilities. It strives lo expose the non-disabled population to a more realistic perspective of those with disabilities. The officers include the followir(g: Amy Rut, president; Kari Stallbaumer, vice-president; Amy ·Bausch, secretary; Shane Buresh, treasurer and Charles Lanning, historian. This organization will sell suckers and will sponsor a bowling tournament as fundraisers. Recruiting new members is a constant goal for this group. ACES plans to have a pamphlet available soon. This club meets the first and third Wednesday of each month at 3:30 p.m.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)

PERU STATE COLLEGE STUDENTS crowned their new Student Senate leaders. Russ Crouch

FCA is a religious organization open to anyone who is interested in singing and being part of an encouraging group. Meeting times are as posted. The leaders of this group include Philip Davis, Lisa Parde, Scott Daniell and Kelvin Whitmore. This organization will strive to increase its membership after mid-term break. FCA also brings informative speakers to the campus.

tokes over as the new Student Senate President, and Shonda Hohn will seNe as Student Senate Vice-President as well as C.A.8. President. -photo by Terry Dugan

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Epsilon Pi Tau (EPT), an honorary professional fraternity in technology education, selects juniors and seniors in the industrial arts and other fields, based on their grade point averages. EPT officers are Jason Prante, president; Jeff Colgrove, vice-president; Herman Vollman. Jr., secretary and Greg Bashaw, treasurer. This organization has adopted two miles along the highway fo~ litter pick-up which it does once in the fall and spring. At Christmas time, EPT makes wooden toys to help the local Kiwanis club with its toy project: On April 19, Epsilon Pi Tau will have a banquet for initiation of new members, as well as for alumni. Meeting times are as posted.

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reasons, but the quality- of our education program seems to predominate. Many students' majors sound like this: (blank) (blank) secondary/elementary education major. This has oeen PSC for many years and will probably never change, but is it possible that some education majors are leaving PSC ill-prepared for their future career? If they are, whose fault is it: the school's or the student's? We focused in this issue on language arts education majors and discovered something previously unknown to uslanguage arts majors (and possibly just education majors in general) are expected to know a little about everything but not a lot about any one thing. Is this commonplace, or are we lacking in some areas that are going to be vital up to 40 years from now? Graduates with a Language Arts degree are supposedly effective in all areas of communication-written and verbal. They are "certified" to teach English, journalism, drama and ' speech. Speech at Peru seems to have fallen between the cracks, and if it's stepped on, someone's back is going to be broken. Fundamentals of Speech, Interpretive Reading and Public Speaking are geared more toward intrapersonal abilities rather than being able to teach someone how to give a speech. PSC does prepare students, themselves, to communicate effectively and to get their point across. Speech in high school, however, is a lot more than that. A speech teacher must be able to instruct and critique speakers in competitive situations such as speech contests which build not only a students self confidence but ability as well. If the teacher is not familiar with guidelines, regulations or what a competitive speaker will be judged on, how can they effectively teach students in class let alone lead a speech team? Those who teach speech at PSC don't feel it is their responsibility. Truthfully, in the Fundamentals classes, it's not; however, what class is available to learn that technique after that? Whose responsibility is that? .Some toss it to the administration, some toss_it_to the. education \_lepartment. The education department tosses it back; there is already too much for them to cover under the Language Arts degree. The administration feels Humanities needs to address it. Bottom line-nothing is getting done. When language arts majors say, "There's no way I'd be able to teach a speech class," is it possible that a change needs to be made? There is no simple answer that will solve everythingmake everyone happy and incredible speech teachers. Per.._ haps a "Practicum in Speech" class that would focus specifi1 cally on teaching speech could be incorporated, or maybe simply strengthening our current curricula would help. If each instructor involved with the speech classes could work together to focus on different aspects of the department, language arts majors might be more prepared to teach a high }' school speech class or coach a speech team. "We do not believe that the objectives meet the guidelines outlined by the state of Nebraska. Prospective teachers are receiving a Nebraska teaching license, aren't they? Nebraska demands competency in cumcular and extracurricular activities (specifically speech and drama) and only one of those is being met. '


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Dave Teske Head Baseball Coach ·"My mother is my role mod~! because she has supported in. everything I have tried to do and pushed me when there have been things I didn't want to do. All she has ever wanted was for me to be happy."


Josh ;Whitney senior English major "Delta Burke. She has a lot of character, beautiful appearance and a wonderful Southern drawl. I've admired her since she was on "Designing Women" because she was the only reason I watched the show."

Julie Severs sophomore psychology and sociology major "My sister is my role mod.el. She has been through a lot, and I admire her strength.· She is my best friend and hero i>e~ause sh~ goes. school, wo~ks l\yo jobs; ge~ goOd grades. - and raises a three~year-old daughter~~


,Jeremie Gregory. senic:>t sports management major _ __ . "My ~at grandmother is my role model._ She has alway~ been one that I.could go to to find ihe right answers and where I_ searched for advice; Withou_t her my mind would not have been as great as an 3$Set. .She has been . the one to hold our family together through · the good and not-so"good times."





Former-poet Corev listens to the land By leigh Calfee The weekends ate usually hectic at Michael Carey's 400-acre farm near Farragut, IA. This weekend, his four children have friends sleeping over, his wife, a storyteller, has just rec turned from Texas, and planting season will begin soon. So, how does a farmer with a wife and four children find the time to write poetry? Carey says, "You just fit it in when you can." Carey, who read his poetry at Peru State on March 13, is a farmer-poet who travels the Midwest sharing his unique vision of life on the farm. When he is not traveling, he and his wife, Kelly, farm land that has been in her family for five generations. Farragut is a long way from Queens, NY, where Carey was born. Raised in Nutley, NJ, Carey came to Iowa to attend graduate sc:hool. He got a master of fine arts degree from the University oflowa and met his.future wife at an Amish Oktoberfest. Due to a death in the family, the farm was dropped into their laps shortly after the two were married. Carey knew little about farming, He used to drive around his neighbors' farms trying to figure out what they were doing. Sixteen years later, Carey has stopped using his tractor's turn signal when he reaches the end of a row of corn or beans. Sixteen years have also given Carey the opportunity to listen to the land. He says, "You farm, an~ ;xo,~ liye, and then certain images stari,re,sopa.ting {or:you. Sp_m_uch Ian~ guage comes froin ihe soil. I found I didn't have to took for metaphors." . The images which resonate for Carey are collected in his books The Noise The Earth Makes, Honest Effort and Nishnabotna. Carey says, "Each book tries to do something different." Honest Effort was written during

the farm crisis of the mid-1980's. Carey says the bleakness in that collection of poetry reflects the feeling he got as he traveled around and talked to farmers living through the crisis. Nishnabotna, a collection of poems and short historical pieces about southwest Iowa; "is an attempt to mythologize our place," says Carey. Carey is currently working on a book of spiritual contemplations tenatively titled The Holy Ground. He has also started a publishing company called Loess Hills Books with the intention of giving poets and writers from Iowa a chance to have their work published. Carey's interest in poetry began in high school when he first read poetry by T. S. Elliot and William Butler Yeats. Carey says, "Yeats just stole my heart away. He looked just like my grandpa." After graduate school, MICHAEL CAREY ENJOYS HIS ROLE as a former and a poet. Carey taught in Ireland for a while, Morch 13. -photo by Lei h Calfee and upon moving back to Iowa, he began to get his poetry published. His work has been published in numerous magaby Micael Carey zines, including The Poetry -11------------''--------=---lrelandReview, The Midwest Last night the air anything purer than Quanerly and Time. He has turned brittle and this white-this heaven appeared on television and fell into crystals come to earth, hell's Water was the subject of an article on the window, smokey and gurgling. One in the Wall Street Journal. on the leaves, could let his body disappear Carey continues to give poon the horses' ears. in the fading trees etry readings throughout the. None of us were ready. by the dark river, Midwest. He teaches at the Death always comes listening for the desperate University of Iowa Writer's too soon, the night lowing of lost animals. Workshop in the summer. too early. It is barely One could join them And after 16years, hefinally October, yet this morning in the beautifully bought a second tractor. I can rub the frost indifferent air. Carey's role as farmer-poet from the steering wheel And, as God is a comfortable one for him. of the tractor. Its metal is my witness, , He continues to write poetry seat cools, then dampens I do. and plans to continue farmmy overalls. It is hard to ing as well. He says, "When count the cattle for the fog. you're farming it keeps you Steam rises from the river honest. It's healthier for my as clouds descend, heavy with floating water. art." From Honest Effort I have never seen Š 1995


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:PERU STATE PRESIDENT ROBERT BURNS showed Steinhart Foundation Trustees Marv Ellen !Bosworth (center) and Nancv Weldon the future site of the new computer lab in the Re. gional Technologt,J Center in Nebraska Citt,J. Computers and related equipment will be •obtained thanks to a $90.000 gift from the Steinhart Foundation. -photo bt,J Kent Propst

Peru State College President Dr. Robert L. Burns has announced a major gift in support of equipping the college's new technology and education center in Nebraska City. Burns informed PSC faculty and staff attending an all-college meeting on Thursday that the St~inhart Foundation has presented the college with a check for $90,000. ''This generous gift is the largest we have so far from a private individual or foundation," said Burns. "It is heartwarming and exciting to see the support the College's new center is attracting." "The Steinhart gift will fund the computer lab that is central to the entire operation," remarked Burns. The Nebraska City~based Steinhart Foundation strongly believes in the project, as the major gift demonstrates, according to Foundation Board President, Mary Ellen Bosworth of Nebraska City. These funds wm be used to purchase and install 25 IBM compatible microcomputers and two Apple Macintosh computers and related equipment, said Burns. The purchase orders for the Pentium-grade microcomputers, the Power Macs and supporting lab equipment are already in preparation.

Installation of the equipment in a specially designed lab space will be done as soon as room renovation is completed. Peru State's Regional Technology center, housed in the former Conrads/Elks Club building, was purchased by the College last year. Renovations of the interior space began as soon as the State College Board of Trustees' approval of the purchase was obtained. The Center will serve as the College's tech~ no logy classroom facility, with plans anticipated for partnerships with business and industry, professional groups, government agencies and educational organizations for additional use. The Steinhart Foundation was established in Nebraska City in 1954 by the late Morton and Ella Steinhart. Its purpose is to support chari. table enterprises, primarily focusing upon activities of direct benefit to citizens of Nebraska City and the surrounding area. "The Steinhart Foundation and others who are lending support to Peru State's new Regional Technology Center are helping us to set a major new direction for the College and the region we serve," Burns said. "We are using new highways, technological and physical, to take our efforts into the new century," explained Burns.


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artificial ones." The NSAA does set up an artifi'.should be taught. He feels because cial situation but this "artificial situ·of time restraints it would be impos- ation" is very real to a speech teacher sible to incorporate them into Inter- according to Lewiston High School 1pretive Reading or Publ.ic Speaking. speech coach, Scott Anderson. "If However, Harper does not think that you don't follow those rules and js justification for them not being guidelines, you can't compete. The NSAA provides a structure." jtaught. Inez Brettman, coach for the Lee agrees that Language Arts majjors should definitely be taught Humboldt speech team, feels the NSAA guidelines and regulations. guidelines are important even if you lHypse also feels these rules and don't compete. "The NSAA provides basic guidelines that should be ;evaluation sx~tems arc important. ' j Edris says students should be foll9wed for any speech." Edris feels the difficulties sur'').ware of the organization and does !not feel that simply reading the . rounding the issue do not mean we ;NSAA handbook will prepare a per- shouldn't be exploring additional son to properly evaluate or instruct a classes or concentrating on these 1,speaker. Because there is not a fothings. "If those involved in Lanjrensics or debate team at Peru, Speh guage Arts feel it is something that 1152 instructor Dr. Dennis Ciesielski needs to be addressed; max.,be some does not feel it is necessary to cover upper-division classes in teaching lihe NSAA regulations in his Funda- speech as an exracurricular activity could be developed." Ciesielski 1mentals of Speech class. "Most of .the students (in the class) are not would also be willing to work with i speech majors. ·The real purpose (of the various departments to see what the class) is to guide them in their could be worked out. bility to handle real situations, not I




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Have you seen a 50-foot-tall Mick Jagger? Well, here is your chance! The CAB Travel Committee is planning a trip to visit the Lied IMAX theatre in Hastings on March 30. The cost of the tickets to see "Rolling Stones: at the Max" is $12. The money needs to be in to Barb Lewellen by Monday, March 25. This will allow the Travel Committee to reserve the seats at the IMAX for Saturday. The group will be leaving Peru at



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the Health Center, Intramural office, Campus Activity Board and Student Senate. With While growing up, young children played this program you can exercise any way you doctor. The boys would be the.doctors, and wish as long as mileage is accumulated. the girls would be the nurses. Linda Estes, Estes also organizes programs dealing with nurse at the Peru State Health Center, never. health issues for Delzell Hall and Morgan stopped playing. Hall . If students need information for class In 1978, Estes became certified as a Licensed projects, the Health Center invites them · Practical Nurse (LPN). She looked at nJJrsing down for help. as a way tq put her then-husband through Estes has this advice for students who are sclioo( ··She' says, "Nursing paid better than afraid to visit the doctors, "Come down and secretaria!'work did." talk. The main· thing is, it's free all the time. . In the summer of 1989, she enrolled in That's the big advantage of being a college classes at PSC: Her goal was to get her Reg- student-no doctor bills. They'(students) istered Nurse (RN) license. After a few reeeive good quality care from myself as well classes, she decided she didn't want to con- as the doctors. If someone falls and sprains tinue in this path. "I didn't want to drive to an ankle, we've got an athletic trainer that I Omaha everyday, so I went into business ad- refer some students to, simply because he's ministration." Estes 'graduated from PSC in better qualified. The counselors down here 1994 with a bachelor's degree in business ad- are wonde,rful. Our location on campus is ministration. She has all of the credentials of great; it helps the confidentiality." an·RN~· shejust doesn't have.the license. The $17 health fee is what supports the Jennifer:Gentert; sophomore criminal justice Health Center and keeps it stocked with maj0r,.said,.:'She's very active in the Health band-aids, cotton balls, cough syrup and Center. :She looks out for everybody and condoms. makes. them feel comfortable." She is in Estes has an apartment located in A.D. charge of evaluations, scheduling, paperwork· Majors in case of an emergency and can be and the treatment of minor illnesses. Even reached anytime. though she is not allowed to prescribe mediDuring her free time, Estes sperds a lot of ci:ile; she's happy to go into Auburn to pick up time involved in PSC athletics as well as her prescriptions for students who don't have ve- son's wrestling meets. She also enjoys takSENIOR HEATHER NEDROW 'PLAYS PAT;ENT' for Campus Nurse Lindo Estes. Estes can bel hicles. This program began last year. ing her son and daughter camping. Accord- . found at the Health Center, located in A.D. Majors, anvtime vou're b1tt<:;n bv the bug. Another program Estes is heading is the Bob- ing to Estes, "Nothing beats the outdoors." -photo· by Terry Dugan cat Walk. The program is co-sponsored by

Clemente's 11crack11 helps 'We Real Smart II' win quiz bowl , Real Smart II,' consisting of Shanda I Hahn, senior; Brent Lowi1an. senior:; My intramural basketball pick of Lou Ann Steinkamp. senior: Russell the week was 1ight on as D-1 Pros- Crouch, sophomore: and Sean pects won the championship game on Guilfoyle. sophomore went unde- 1 March 7, defeating Chocolate Tic, 56- fcated in the college 4uiz bowl. h·1 41, to end the 1996 intran111ral bas- came down to the wire between 'Wei ketball season. The game lived Real Smart Ir and TBA 'We Real its billing, and both teams represented Smart II' pulled it out with a photo' their divisions well. finish. "Our intramural season had its ups "We were very confident going into and downs, but come the last three the howl as we had four returning. games of the play-offs; we played at players from last year, and as you can our top potential and clutched the see, our con ride nee showned title," said Jason Koerner, freshman through:' said Shanda Hahn, senior and team member of D-1 Prospects. memher of"Wc Real Smart II.' If you were tuned in to the rumor Dr. Bill Ckmcntc, associate profcs· about Dr. Terry Smith, vice-president sor of English and a team mcmher of of academic affairs, challenging Jesse TBA, said, "We was rookcd 1 AnyKrous, freshman, to a cribbage match; thing to do with math should be . here"s a: news flash: Dr. Smith did banned or should he in the single dig- 1 put his money where his mouth is its, like I+ I=2 . Oh yes, and a conand beat Krous on March 4, 2-0. Then gratulations to the winning sideKrous beat Dr.Smith 2-1 in 8-ball. those bastards 1" · Hats· off to Dr. Smith, a true man of Clemente was given the title his word. "Clemente on crack" when it came The college quiz bowl was held on down to the questions ahout the CanMarch 6 at the student center. Six terbury Talcs. He answered the 4ucs- ; teams entered, and tl')e process was tions before they were even asked. It · double elimination. The team, 'We was definitely a hattle of the minds!

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D-l PROSPECTS REIGN as the 1996 Intramural basketball champions. The team members include (ba(k from left) Jamie Stinson: John Whiting, Jason Koerner. John Nepple, .Ben Tillet,J, (front) Seren Hamberg, Aaron Brand. Jason Stinson, and Scott Weyers. -photo by Matt Uher



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TEE'S PICK OF THE WEEK With spring break upon us, intramural events are temporarily slowing down with the exception of the fierce frisbie golf competition. After the break, co-rec soccer will be one of the first events. I'm going to go out on a limb here, but I will predict that Finkles Fabulous Feet II will repeat as intramural co-rec soccer champs come April. The fact that I am a captain of this team has nothing to do with the fact that I picked us to win. Really.



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' with. Ole Man Winter, while defeating Clarke College, 7-3, in the first ~"We played. well, but we could defi- game. Senior pitcher Jen Slattery se.,.'tely play better.,'"commented sem.· or cured the win for Peru, giving up only nter fielder Dawn Miller, after the four hits. Offensively, Miller led the '.:>beats . ~ent 4-2 in the Kansas team by knocking in three runs on a ,fesleyan Invitational in Salina this triple in the third inning. past weekend. . The Bobcats then lost the next three , .The softball team went 3~ I in pool to Lambuth College, 12-7; Quincy !:>lay; and · 1-1 in tournament action, College, 5-4; and Mount Mercy Colswiping victories from Bethany (KS), lege, 4-2. ~terling (KS), Minot State (ND), and "We played pretty fair offensively," Kansas Wesleyan. "We lost two, but Coach Mark Mathews.said. "We !,"e should actually have only lost one. could have easily wori every game we i:~ !just didn't come through in the played. We just made some costly \·~t few innings,'' said assistant coach errors. We have to prepare better." , ~ott Heese. · The players seems to agree with • "Our hitting has been fairly consis- Mathews.· "We have the potential to . THE PERU STATE BASEBALL TEAM WORKS OUT in the new batting cage in installed Morch 6 .. - hoto b Matt Uher t mt. We need to work on staying fo- beat everyone we've lost to," com:.used. and playing good defense mented senior third baseman Jill through the whole game," he said. Madsen. "In all of our losses we've Peru State senior catcher Jennifer beaten ourselves. Fortunately, we've Dappen led the 'Cats at the plate, belt- learned from this," added junior in- By Greg Wolfe ·cording to Teske, the Cats 2-7 record ing 13 hits out of 23 at bats while se- fielder Rachel Duede. reflec,ts that lack of time outside on curing a .565 batting average for the "This weekend we made our first It's springtime. The grass is yellow; . the field. )Purnament. She also scored nine step towards being the team we ex- the wind blows a biting cold from the ,Junior shortstop Joe Gonyea runs and had four RBI's. pect to be. We are living up to some north and the Bobcat mens' baseball doesn~t feel the team is playing badly. , 'In the opening tournament of ihe ··of our expectations," concluded team is back into the swing of things. Gonyea remarked, "Even though our season, the William Woods Classic Heese. The men played.their first two home record doesn't show it, as far as talI.Fulton, MO), the ladies had to battle games against the Vikings of Dana ent and progress; we're twice as far and were swept in their home debut. as we were last year." Over the past Coach David Teske does not feel the four games Peru averaged a little over team's play is a reflection the 10 runs per game. The only problem team'stalent. Teskesaid, "We'resuf- is ihat the opposition averaged a little fering from a lack of being able to more than that. "Right now we're hitplay." He added that the cold weather ting the crap out of the ball,'' stated three players left. Deisley thought, has been a factor. "It's been hard to senior pitcher Chris Raabe, "so when "We're dead. It's over with." But it get into the rhythm with the terrible our pitching comes around we'll be was Deisley who sank a jumper from weather keeping us inside." And· ac- in good shape." the top of the key to give the Beavers a 64-63 win. Deisley was sm:prised to receive the nomination. "I thought people were lying to me." I have become accust-0med to many Deisley was involved in several in- of the aspects of the lfves led by the tramural activities last year. And millions of searching souls traveling ~WO while this was his first experience this. through this institution. But I was not I l year, it probably won't be his last. prepared for ihe devastating vision ,. , Deisley emphatically stated, "Hey, my eyes endured, not to mention my my talent is up for bids. You haven't stomach. seen nothin' yet. Just get me on anIn the past, my taste buds have been In the first round of the intramural other team so I can show my stuff." destroyed by the mutating food of the T Dcilsey feels condoms should be "choke and puk~" we affectionately oa~ketball tournament, Jason Deisley R~abe pulled off one of the most miraculous mandatory in intramurals. "You call the cafeteria. I see why the "j • J •• comebacks in intramural history. never know who has got something," checks are written to DAKA. Every The junior wildlife ecology major Deisley elaborated. time I eat the food, I spend time in letes. On a recent baseball trip, a He closed, "I would like to thank the restroom making that very sound. player found something in his sandfrom Holdrege wa.s one of the three players left on the floor for his team. my girlfriend, Becky. Ifit wasn't for This is not a random act of <lining: wich that did not belong there. We Je Beavers trailed by five-seven her, I wouldn't have performed as atrocity. I have contacted the FBI will call this man Mr. X to protect minutes left, in the game-and only well." (Food Burglary Institute) about some him. The FBI will put him into witmajor violations of the eatery codes ness protection, anyway. of the U.S. constitution. Yes, ihere Mr. X opened his sandwich to find are such codes in the constitution. the normal things like turkey, cheese Actually, the law was included in the and a bug. Ohh, wait! The bug wasn't Bill of Rights. normal, and (I am not making this up) An outcry has arisen from some ath- it was securely hidden in the cheese.

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Hopefully the pitching will come around quickly; over spring break;ihe men will take a trip to Oklahoma City; OK and to Dallas, TX. This will match them against two of the topranked teams in the country. "We're really excited about about our spring trip,'' added Teske. "We're going to face sorTlc good competition, and if we play the way we are capable of; we'll do well." The players are looking forward to the challenges they will face over the next week. Sophomore Aaron Lauby said, "We're going to sec how we stack up against some great competition."

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Perhaps it was a plot against thel:\"ase- · ball team. We will never really know. One question popped into my head. Why did it want that food so badly that it would risk its life for it? I did some research on the situation and contacted some people I know. Agents Molder and Scully relayed some very interesting information to me. It turns out that the "bellyfiller cheese bug" is an insect that is the size of a pin head. Once digested into the stomach, it swells to the size of a 16 oz. steak, hence the name bellyfillcr. It stops hunger so people no longer want to eat. Scully told me ll)afly ¢afctcrias use this little creature to':~fop big appetites.' " · I don't think big appetites are a, problem in our cafeteria. It must have been sent to Peru State by accident. Or was it an accident?!

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r.JI New York City, NY-The animal .kingdom mourns today for their slain !hero, John Musafa, who was assassinated this morning by Mark DavidRabbit. Musafa, 35. was outside his !!hotel w.·ith .his wife, Coco standing besid,e him. · ! · "Musafa was in New York attending a banq'uet in his honor sponsored lby the United Nations for his work in the squirrel-rabibit peace keeping , process. As he was preparing to enter a limousine, David-Rabbit asked lhim for an autograph and shot him 1five times at point blank range. A lcopy of The Rabbit in the Rye was lin David-Rabbit's possession at the Itime of his arrest. In his nine years on the Animal !Special Forces Agency (A.S.F.A.), Musafa helped keep animal violence 1 lto a minimum and became the most powerful member of the A.S.F.A. 1 since one James Hoffa held the post I many years ago. I Before entering the A.S.F.A., 1Musafa was a member of "The 1Ramones," a popular American rock band, until he married Coco Bonio 1in 1986. Many say that the group was never the same after the marriage and were displeased that not a I single bullet his Ms. Bonio-Musafa. I Current "Ramones" lead singer, !J?q R,,, ~aid" "Tf\at really 1sucks, ll}an. John was a good guy. 1He's why I'm here today. If he 1 wouldn't have left the band, I'd still Ibe peddlin' hot dogs in Spain." . I We attempted to speak with Ms. ! Bonio-Musafa ~ut couldn~!...!!_nder.:











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Apollo 13 Babe Brave heart The Postman Sense &Sensibility HACKSAW: Apollo 13 MURDERER: Bravcheart

Nicolas Cage-Leaving Las Vegas Richard Dreyfus-Mr. Holland's Opus Anthony H<>pkins-Nixon Scan Penn-Dead Man Walking Massimo Troisi-The Postman HACKSAW: Scan Penn MURDERER: Nicholas Cage

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Joan Allen-Nixon stand a single word she said with the feel your pain." District Attorney Jerry Musafa said I Kathleen Quinlan-Apollo 13 . exception of "Large insurance 1 Mira Sorvino-Mighty Aphrodite policy." that the death penalty with optional j Mare Winningham-Georgia President Bill Clinton shared his benifit roast will be sought in this! Kate Winslet-Sense & Sensibility sympathy in a personal letter to the case. i HACKSAW: Mira Sor.vino animal kingdom by announcing~·-"_!_ _ _ __ _I . MURDERER: Mira Sor.vino

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By Lore$ Alvin Squirrelson My ears shall never hear again Since they heard that fatal shot. Our lives, good John, you did defendIn time, it won't seem all for not. You sorted through the mud and muck For those soulless beasts who whined. To them, you said, "Hey, kid. Sorry about your luck," And then, on vegetables you dined. You were a strange one, dear friendNever seemed to make much sense. Even before your dubious end, You built around your house a candy fence. Invited us to come and snack at your gate, But we couldn't enter into your world. Your untimely end was more than fate. We've all had enough of the squirrels.

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Clank, clank, clank. That is the sound of money being dropped into a slot-machine. The gambler is hoping to win it big, but instead he loses all of his money in no time. Most people would be pretty upset if they lost all of their money, but this is supposed to be fun. President At Ameristar Casino in Council Bluffs, IA, Russell Crouch, sophomore there are a lot of people who walk out of the Vice-President place losers, but still come back for more. Shanda Hahn, senior Teresa Milner, assistant director of marketing Senators-At-Large: for Ameristar said, "The reason people keep Amy Petry, freshman coming is the thrill of winning. They think they Jessica Damrow, sophomore can come and hit the jackpot." Anne-Marie Taylor, sophomore There are 1,012 slot-machines at Ameristar, Steve Jirsa, junior and according to Milner, they are the hottest Misti Munson, junior ticket there. Along with the slots, there are also Vic Anderson, junior 40 table games, including craps, blackjack and Jill Schulte, junior roulette. People don't go just to gamble. Brent Lottman, senior Ameristar ha.s a choice of four dining options Commuter Representatives a 300-seat buffet, a 24-hour, 200-seat restauMelanie Barry, junior rant, a 200-seat steakhouse and a large sports Gene Trimmer, junior bar featuring live entertainment and a special Non-Traditional Representatives menu. ·Carl Calfee, junior The reason Ameristar picked the Council Debbie Sailors, sophomore Bluffs area is because of the surveys that were Morgan Hall Representative taken, and it has proven to be successful. Shannon Hall, freshman "Ameristar was the number one riverboat caDelzell Hall Representative sino in Iowa for the month of February, and we Jeremy Pryor, freshman just keep getting better," said Milner. Clayburn/Matthews Representative There are plans to expand Ameristar, but no Jennifer Hamann, senior word yet on when or where. Right now things Davidson/ Palmer Representative are going well. Ameristar has four locations Jonee Roach, junior including Council Bluffs; Vicksburg, MS; and Nicholas/Pate Representative Jackpot and Horsesheu, NV. The last two locaVal Richardson, junior tions are just casinos, not riverboats. Oak Hill Representative There are also plans to build a hotel that will Wes Graham, senior connect with the main pavilion. The hotel will Artist/Photographer displays work hold 160 rooms, 120 deluxe rooms and 32 Artist and photographer Pam Berry of Omaha unique hot tub suites. It will also have a is currently showing her recent works in the PSC Art Gallery from now until April 28. Berry's display is in conjunction with the Humanities Colloquium entitled "In What America Do You Live?" The Gallery is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. or by ap- By Debbie Sailors pointment. "It's still too much fun," explains Peru State Psychologist available for students student, "Jake," although that's not his real Need to talk? Eldon Davis, Peru State psy- name. Jake is a problem gambler who doesn't chologist, holds office hours in the Health Cen- want to quit. Jake started his gambling career, ter, and students may set up a session free of playing cards l'o(ith friends, shortly after he got charge. All appointments are kept confidential his first job as a teenager. As soon as he was . and can be made by calling 872-2229. old enough, he progressed to lottery tickets and OFFICE HOURS pickle cards, what he terms "the starter drugs Tuesday of gambling." 9:30a.m.-l I :30 a.m. Eventually, he started playing the horses and l :30 p.m.-5 p.m. gambling at casinos. He's maxed out his credit Wednesday cards and, somehow, has· been able to hide a Noon--4 p.m. $20 thousand debt from his friends and family. Thursday Therefore, he chooses to keep his identity pri10:30 a.m.-Noon vate. l p.m.-5 p.m ..

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SLOT MACHINES ARE ONE OF THE MORE POPULAR GAMES of chance in casinos. Both video gambling machines and table games monopolize the riverboat casinos in Council Bluffs. IA. Ameristor Casino. alone. hos l .012 slot machines on their boot.

children's arcade room. According to Milner, it should be ready around August. The riverboat also has plans to cruise this spring and summer. It must go on 100 twohour cruises per year. The cruising will begin April 1 during the morning. The riverboat will only travel two or three miles a day, with a speed oflO mph. There must be a captain aboard the boat at all times. If you live in Lincoln, the casino will be taking shuttles back and forth from Lincoln in the near future. It already takes shuttles from Omaha and Des Moines. "There are a lot of regulars who visit the riverboat. Most of them are older people who have probably retired and have spare time on

their hands," Milner said about the age group at the casino. "But on the weekends it is pretty much even between younger and older people." When Milner says the younger crowd, she means people over 21. No one under 2 J is allowed on the riverboat, period. There is also no limit on how much money someone can spend. So if a person comes in with $1,000 and wants lo spend it all, then that is all right. but maybe a little crazy. If someone has a gambling problem and needs help, the casino does have phone numbers available for that purpose. The casinos are open 24 hours a day. So if you do decide to go there, just remember not lo take all of your money. You might just spend it all.

If the fact that Jake is a student here at Peru shocks you, well, be prepared. Recent on-campus screenings of a sample group of 160 PSC students reveal that one out of three has had a problem with gambling. At least 40 percent had a problem gambler in their family or peer group-usually a grandparent. Fil(e percent of those sampled would be classified as pathological gamblers. The screenings were administered by Mac McKenzie, director of human services at Oak Arbor Recovery Center in Nebraska City, one of several specialized gambling treatment facilities in Nebraska. McKenzie indicated that these numbers, along with those of other colleges, are especially alarming considering that many college students are not 21 and cannot

legally gamble. Most turn to illegal sports betting, which, up until this year, had been decreasing. However, the fact that this year's Super Bowl was the most heavily gambled-upon event in history contradicts the trend. It's no wonder that statistics show an increase in problem gambling. Today, 48 states allow some type oflegalized gambling. Twenty-seven states have full-fledged casinos. Legal gambling grosses more than $35 billion annually, more than is spent on movies, videos, concerts and major league baseball games-combined. People are spending more money on gambling than ever before.

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Jake, an adyenture gambler, felt "a lust for Compulsive gamblers often have grandiose more money-without having to work for it," "win big." Howanother characteristic of the compulsive gamever, the big win is always "just around the corbler. Many gambling addicts find creative, disner." No win is big enough. Any money won must be wag~red for bigger and bigger payoffs .. honest or unlawful ways to obtain money to continue their gambling. Jake maintains that Gambling losses, to the addict, ensure reek- - - - ' - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - "something inside wouldn't let Thought to be a progressive and me steal." inc.urable illness, compulsive gam• Compulsive gamblers are seeking treatment in record bling, Or gambling addiction, is ·numbers. In 1995, 1,518 perindicated when gambling causes sons called lines ._,grow.. in..g·_o.r.·. continuing problems in in Nebraska-up 53 percent from 1994. At the national the gambler's life. level, hot lines received nearly 40,000 calls in 1994-nearly less and .desperate attempts to recoup. This quadruple the 1991 total. The Nebraska Council on Compulsive Gampathetic cycle of winning and losing continues until the gambler recognizes the problem and bling encourages problem gamblers to call their toll-free hot line at 1-800-560-2126. seeks help.. plan~ for their lives, once they

Five years ago, the average age of problem gamblers was between 24 and 35 years old. Today, the numbers are between 17 and 70 years old. Clearly, more of our nation's youth and ·elderly ate becoming addicted to gambling .. What is compl!lsive gambling? Thoughtto be a progressive and illness, com-. pulsive gambling, or a gambling addiction, is indicated when gambling causes growi11g or contil)uous problems in the gambler-'s lifo. . There are t~o. types of prc)blem gamblers. "adventure gamblers" choo.Se · sports betting, horse races and card games: where some skill is required. "Escapist gamblers" are drawn to mind-numbing slot. machines. Although trends are shifting, men generally are adventure gamblers and women, escapist gamblers.

Executive Director, Matt Pelzer, explained that those who call may be supplied with information, referred to a treatment center, or referred to Gamblers Anonymous or Garn-Anon, two well-known and well-regarded support groups for problem gamblers and their loved ones. Both groups use the familiar 12-step program, based on the programs used by Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon. When asked if he felt Gamblers Anonymous worked, Pelzer, himself a reformed compulsive gambler, responded, "It sure worked It saved my life." Jake, although he isn't ready to quit gambling, acknowledges his gambling problem. When asked if he has ever considered seeking help for his problem, Jake admits that he hasn't and "never will." He states that he has "no more money," which he feels will effectively end his problem gambling. Care to wager a bet that it won't?

PetuState hosts·22nd Jazz Band Festival By• Heather Joy Lay5on The College 'Theatre was

swinging to the of 17 different high school jazz bands 'March 27 during PSC's 22ndannua1Jazz Band Fesifva1 ·andC!iniC, ·· '·ttif'~as a very successful day. Perspective students were on campus, and Music Educators National Conferece (MENC) members introduced them to our facilities and music department," said Denys Shafer, MENC president. · Following each group's appearance, James ten Bense{ cfrniciari, appraised their performance and selected winners iii each of six school classifications. Pawnee City High School, directed by Doug Phillips, was chosen as best show in Class D. In' Class C the top choice was the group from BurHngame, KS, directed by Mark Hecht. The winner in Class B was Maysville, MO, directed by Tim Oliver. Placi~g first in Class A was Blair High School's band directed by Andy Sorenson. The Class.AA winnenyas Kearney High School and. director Sam Zitek. In the new band classification, top honors went to Lincoln East High School's "Jazz II" group and director Jeff Lean. "It was one of the bigger jazz festivals we've had in a long time, and I think people left with good feelings all around," adds Shafer. souncl~

THE PERU STATE JAZZ BAND SHOWED THE YOUNGER CROWD how to swing during the 22nd annual Jazz Band Festival and Clinic. The Jazz Bond is under the direction of Chervl Frver. -photo bv PSC Advancement

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3 Tough questions mean tough answers Does cigarette smoke really cause lung cancer? Tobacco has been around for over 2,000 years; and over 55 million Americans smoke today. In only the last two decades, cigarette smoking in this country dropped 20 percent. ·Why? In J 976, Jim Jones was appointed to the San Francisco Housing Authority.. This same Jones founded the Christian Assembly _of God· church (later .called the People's Temple) in Indianapolis, IN, and in 1965, he moved his church to San Francisco where the membership swelled to thousands of people who worshipped Jones. In 1977, rumors spread that the charismatic Jones had a sinister power over his followers, extorted money from them, encouraged sexual promiscuity between himself his flock and that Jones enforced discipline by beatings and blackmai.l. When these rumors were found true (and broke in the press), Jones and 800 followers fled to the Jonestown commune in Guyana. When California congressman Leo Ryan visited the "Jonestown" settlement in Guyana to investigate the charges in 1978, Jones and his followers killed Ryan and then participated in a mass suicide. That's a bit excessive. Do we all know how HIV/AIDS can be contracted? Have we ever as.ked? Ate we afraid to get a blo9dtest because the truth may be a lot more painful than our perception of the truth? But if you've had, are you strong ·enough to ask: is it possible? The national debt was one trillion dollars in 1980. Today, it is over three times that. How on earth did it get so high? What is going to happen to this country when we owe 12 trillion dollars and our minimum wage is $8.50 per hour? Better yet, about five years ago, Peru State College took a page from the U.S. Government handbook and became a debtor of somewhere between (i.e., it depends who you ask) $200,000 and $700,000. We aren't a large school. Didn't . anyone notice? How in the world were we ever a:ble to bounce back.from that and thrive today-in five years time? Does anyone want to know? .


What is mad cow disease? Can it kill us all like some British Ebola nightmare? Can we still drink tea and watch Mr. Bean unprotected? 1

When you start asking tough questions, you get tough . answers and, more often than not, solutions to problems. This country went almost 80 years without Mothers Against Drunk Drivers, but since the car was invented, drunk drivers have killed many, many people. The problem is declining because people have become aware of the problem. Who knows how many people were killed by drunk stagecoach drivers. In 1935, Alcoholics Anonymous was founded, and today, a support group exists for almost every affliction. To be a member of AA, first, you must admit that you have a problem. Then, the problem is dealt with-in 12 steps or less. We have these organizations today because someone cared. Someone recognized a problem and acted on it. We need more people in this world who want to know the truth. We need people to want to know why something is the way it is. Without these people, the dead weight of this world will continue to weigh heavily on any hope of a future for our country, which is slowly evolving into a "Jonestown" with every dollar added to the debt toteboard.

Hot Tamales and housekeeping · #(or Ilk• moth.,, Ilk• son) Sitting down to write, Sometimes a difficult task, I think to myself,. "Self, wouldn't some Live, 'ThrowingCopper;. be great about right now?" .So, I'm off on a quest to find Ed and friends who, by the way, have been missing~in-actlon for some time now. (Please refer to my "Difficult Task Equals Procrastination" theory.) I realize, with horror, that the tape is lost in the limbo land that is my ten-year~old son, Kellen's, bedroom. A true disaster area, it holds lost secrets, such as the location of about 75 pairs ofnail clippers, hundreds of missing socks and at least $100,000 in Monopoly money. As I'm searching through the rubble, I'm pondering a "switchedaV-birth" scenario. This messy boy surely couldn't be'my son. The upside-I also find his stash of Hot Tamales. My favorite. Contained within this den of debris is also his latest "project." Being

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Responses to education article Dear Editor: The Times article (March 8, 1996) for which I was interviewed concerning training for language arts majors at Peru State College has caused furor and consternation. I am sorry for this turn of events. That was not my intent when I replied to Krys Leeds' questions during the interview. Neither was it my intention to degrade the language arts major. I believe that students who. have graduated with a language arts major have received the best education that the English and speech departments could impart.

The last .part of this article represents a misunderstanding of the facts as they were stated between the interviewer and the interviewee. It was implied that in the Interpretive Reading class there was not the opportunity to analyze or have critiques from the instructor or the students. This is incorrect. The students in this class prepare and present selections from different types of prose, poetry and drama. Over 16 selections are presented in class by each member of the class. I give both an oral and a written ~ri-

tique of each selection, and each member of the class is given the opportunity to critique the presentations of other students. Also, the selections must be analyzed by those presenting. For those who have stated that they do not believe this to be true, I will gladly supply them with a list of both past and present Interpretive Reading students and they can, if they so desire, contact the students and find out for themselves. Dr. Charles Harper Professor Speedi/Drama

Sy Krys lHds _ attack ·on the class. However, in the teach the class from a more literary Speech is generally divided into natural flow of conversation, all .it perspective. two primary categories: informative says is that the Fundamentals Ifeelthe curricula needs to be more and dramatic. In the article regard- class( es) would cover the basics. uniform. That is what I understood ing the current speech cuiricula, Dr. Public Speaking would delve more Harper to mean, and that is what I Charles Harper, professor of speech deeply into the informative division,·· m!;ant in my paragraph regarding the and drama, outlined a plan to leaving Interpretive Reading to cover Interpretive Reading class. strengthen these two categories.. the dramatic aspect.. TQe paragraph : . ·'·. The language arts major--:-oas a Harper claims "the last part of the was part of naiuraJ:progressfori. . who·l~is very strong. I, too, believe article represents a misunderstanding The course outline for Interpretive I am receiving an excellent education. of the facts." The paragraph address- Reading is not very specific in its re- The best? There is always room for ing the Interpretive Reading class, · quirements. For example, my Inter- improvement. when standing alone, could imply an pretive Reading professor chose to


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"I favor legalizing gambling in Nebraska instead of seeing our money going into Iowa's pocket. Gambling createsjobs, and most likely schools will also benefit from the tax revenue created l)y gambling. It i.s a form of entertainment for some people, and most gamble anyway with others on sporting events." · · ·

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Sy Jen Froeschl "He rocks in the tree top all the day Jong. Hopping and a bopping and a singing his song. All the little birds on Jaybird Street Jove to hear the robin going tweet, tweet, tweet." Although Peru has no Jaybird Street and no rockin' robins, it does have the old oak tree in front the Jindra Fine Arts building. Thanks to Dr. Bill Clemente, associate professor of English, this tree has become a feeding area for 15-20 different kinds of birds. Clemente, whose office is garnished with identification charts, buckets of birdseed, bird figurines and even binocuiars, first became interested in birds back in 1967 when he lived by the ocean in San Diego, CA, near the Mexican border. As he would run along the salt water estuary, he would see many birds, that appeared to be seagulls, fly up and away. After looking the birds up, he found out that they were actually called ruddy turnstones. "They were some of the most beautiful things that I had ever seen, and I've been hooked ever since," he said as he pulled a book about birds out of his desk drawer to show off the ruddy .turnstone's picture. Clemente then carried this passion for biids to the Peru State campus. During his first year, he noticed from his office window in the Jindra Fine Arts building, that the big oak tree "was begging for a feeder. The branches seemed to say 'adorn me.'" When he put the first ones up people were afraid that they wou Id never stay up, but they did, and the Peru students have grown to appreciate them. "They give unique character to the


campus," said Amber Hypse, senior language arts/ secondary education major. Another student, Leigh Calfee, who is also a language arts/ secondary education major, appreciates the feeders too. "I think they're great, and my three-year-old son even enjoys looking at them with me," she said. Since Clemente's first year on campus, the bird feeder collection has expanded to eight different varieties. "As time has gone by, I have upgraded. I would like to try a multi-colored effect," Clemente said. The latest addition to his collection is the star that hangs in the center of the feeders. "I love to sit and watch the birds, and I think it's really great, except they ALTHOUGH THEY WERE NEVER THOUGHT TO LAST. THE FEEDERS on the oak tree south of the Jindra Fine Arts building crap all over the bench attract quite o flock-the bird commissary of Peru State -photo by Terry Dugan out there," said T.J Boller, senior science/ secondary education major. Clemente admits that his bird mentioned that some birds, like car- Cornell Lab of Ornithology, where When Clemente hangs them up dinals and junkos, prefer to take the Clemente's data are used to address watching tends to make him feel older each year, it takes about three weeks seeds off the ground, while others, questions such as, "Are flock sizes of because several students have made for the birds to start coming around. like the robins, don't eat the seeds at common birds larger in smaller or comments like, "You remind me of ''They usually don't start coming un- all. "They're just very curious," he colder regions?" and "Does bird feed- my grandfather," or "My dad likes ti I their other sources dry up," he re- said. ing affect the long-term survival of bird feeders too." marked. "Birds are like people. If Oh well, whether or not bird feedClemente takes his bird watching winter bird populations?" there's a lot of stuff going on, other another step further as a member of Although Clemente enjoys the feed- ing is an old person's hobby doesn't birds will come." Project Feeder Watch. He keeps a ers, he does have the chore of refill- seem to matter to Clemente. "If you When the birds do arrive, pa5sersby tally-sheet on the species seen, along ing them three to four times a week. look out the window there's always can see many birds ranging from with the precipitation and the tem- He also has to deal with the squirrels, something going on, " he said. "It's goldfinches and house sparrows to perature of a given watch period. The who enjoy taking the seeds from the purely for enjoyment.., red-bellied woodpeckers. Clemente tally-sheet is then returned to the feeders and the ground.

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The answer is ••• ' PERU STATE HELD ITS 14TH ANNUAL HIGH SCHOOL QUIZ BOWL APRIL 1-3 and students from all across the ' area participated. Tuesday's final competition pitted the (MASCOT NAME HERE)'s from Superior High School . (left) against the Fighting (OTHER MASCOT NAME HERE) from Elmwood-Murdock High School. Kent Propst (center) gave his best Alex Trebek impression while seniors Wes Graham (standing) ond Spencer Duncan 'r helped make this experience a pleasant one for the students. -photo by Terry Dugan

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~deadline i Those seeking financial assis' tance next year should have their Renewal Application or FAFSA form in Cahokia, IL by now. According to Dwight Garman, Fi'i nancial Aid Director, the result of \ sending in the application form _is t the Official Eligibi"liry ·DOCument for Financial Aid called the SAR. f This year, the SAR will be sev1era! pink papers sent only to the /student's address and not to the \school. Garman says that when /these papers are received, they j should be checked for accuracy and 1then forwarded to the PSC Finan!cial Aid office by June l. · Once again, June I is the next dc.adline in the financial aid process ·10>thc 1996-97 school year. Financial aid. including student loans, cannot be processed until an accurate SAR is recorded in the Finan:cial Aid office.


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Rempp enjoys role of professor, principal 8y lefgh Calfee

Remember visiting the principal's office as a child? One would think college students would have seen the last of the principal's office. Not so if one Visits As'sistant Professor o( Education Kass Rempp's office. In addition to her teaching duties at Peru State, she is the principal of a oneroom school near Nebr.iska City. Rempp's experience as a principal began in South Dakota when she was only 25 years old. She was an assistant principal for three years and a head principal for two years. She believes she was one of the youngest principals in South Dakota's history. Rempp now teaches full-time at PSC and is working on her doctorate in educational administration. She says her duties as principal/administrator are very part-time. Although she visits the one-room school only once or twice a month, Rempp enjoys her time there. She says. "Any contact you have with the classrooms keeps you out of that ivory tower." Her duties include ob-

serving learning, doing paperwork and working on a school improvement plan, which every school must have for accreditation. She is also responsible for formal observations of the school's two teachers: Two teachers for one school may not seem like a lot, but the school only has nine students. Rempp says the parents who send their children to the school value the individual attention ·their children receive. The two teachers are responsible for first- through eighth-graders, and both teach their own art, music and physical education classes. Rempp says that is one reason elementary education majors at PSC are required to take art, music and P.E. methods courses. Although the time Rem pp spends as a principal is minimal, she relishes the opportunity to be in the classroom working with both teachers and students. She says, "My favorite part of being a principal has been the ability to help teachers be better teachers and to facilitate learning. It's lots of fun for me."




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"Research and literature still show that people with internships on their resumes get interviews first, get job offers first, and get higher starting salaries," stated Ted Harshbarger, director of Cooperative Education and Career Services. While internships are requiredfor some majors at PSC, the experience they can provide is immeasurable. PSC presently has 49 students in internships this semester, which is slightly higher than the figure from last spring. Internships range from a contract estimator for a plumbing company in Kearney to a Lab Technician trainee in Nebraska City to an elementary education major working with a latch-key program in Falls City. Any student with 15 or more credit hours is eligible to apply for an internship . The Cooperative Education and Career Services staff will work with students to place them in internship positions. relevant to their fields.

Harshbarger recommends that freshman and sophomore students utilize the internship program to explore possible careers if they are not sure of a major. For sophomores and up, he recommends focusing on getting practical experience relevant to their major or career goals. Sometimes it is difficult to find appropriate internships for some majors, such as education. "Internships do not replace practicums; they only supplement related work experience for education majors," added Harshbarger. Internships are available to students at any time, and up to twelve hours of internships may be applied toward graduation. For every 40 hours of actual work time, students may receive one credit hour. Interns must complete a formal resume for their internships, as well as a summary report upon completion. "Internships provide students with opportunities to experience real-life job situations," concluded Harshbarger.

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·' Tooay's forecast calls for overcast skies with a 50 percent chance of flurries. The Bobcat men's baseball team is well into the middle of the season but still has not had a chance to get into the swing of things with the inclement weather. Last weekend, the team's Parents' Weekend was snowed out for ihe:second time, with four games being cancelled. "It's tough to play with any consistency when we play games once every seven days," said junior centerfielder Steve "Albert" Young. Despite the weather, the 'Cats are coming together. "We've been playing some real tough competition, and thathas made us step up to another tevel o.f play," said Young. fonh:lr teftfielderBryatt "Floyd'' Bott added, "The fovel we are pfaying at right now is going to surprise our up-coming competition. The team is coming together with the pitchers being relaxed, and the sticks back-up to what they


were when the season started. From · here on out the wins will come real tout-de-suite-Ii ke." The 'Cats young pitching staff has also stepped up their level of play. "We have two freshmen pitchers in, Kyle Becker and Ryan Dehning, and they've made the transition from le.gion ball to collegiate ball quite nicely," said senior Reid "Geoffry" Olson .. "They've contributed a lot to our staff.thus far." · HopefUlly, they will continue their hard work throughout the season. The baseball team still has over 30 games remaining, and the competition won't get any easier. Bott said, "The season hasn't been easy up until now, and I know that it won't get any easier from here on out." Tqe season may not get any easier, buf the teandtill h1rs a positive outlook.' "There are'lots of first- year players that have stepped up and done a job along with the veterans, and, despite our record, we're still having fun," said Young.



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Solid hitting proves to be key to success for softball team runs. "We seemed to pick up the intensity after Kerry and Rachel's big ''If we continue to dominate offen- hits. They r~ally got our momentum sively and keep working hard defen- moving in the right direction," said sively, we can expect to be contend- senior pitcher Andrea Tee, who ers for nationais," said senior catcher picked up another win forthe season. This momentum dwindled in the Jennifer Dappen, who is-the Bobcats' leading hitter this season with a .452 second game as Briar Cliff avenged average. Dappan smacked an inside- the loss to take a 7-3 win. "We hit the-park home run to slide a 3-2. vic- the ball hard, "Coach Mark Mathews tory past Concordia College in a re- said. "We just hit it right at them. They made the plays all game long." cent home duel. The Bobcats then picked up a secWith the 'Cats trailing by one in the bottom of the seventh inning with two ond place finish in the Washburn Inouts, Dappen placed a much needed vitational (Topeka, KS), after falling shot to short centerfield. Pinch hitter to the host team in the opening round Lea Bausher rounded the bases to tie 1-0 and in the championship game 5the game asDappan put the finishing 0. On the way to the final game, the touch on the game by scoring the fi-· Bobcats went on a four-game victory nal run. "We have been working on staying sweep, defeating Doane 8-0, Buena focused throughout the entire game, Vista 8-0, Baker 8-1 and Buena Vista and I think it's starting to pay off. We 2-L . "We made improvement, and are coming through when it's crunch that's what we've talked about in practice," Mathews said. "I was time," said Bausher. In the Bobcats' home-opener, the happy to see how we were able to ladies split a double-header with Briar come back after our opening-round · Cliff College (Sioux City, IAY: The loss." The Bobcats will travel to Sioux 'Cats walked away with the first City, IA to face Briar Cliff College; game, defeating the Chargers 15-5. The highlight of the game came in again on April 9, and w.ill then hosl 1 the third inning when juniors Kerry North Dakota State University on ·Brandt and Rachel Duede clobbered April 11. over the fence, back-to-back home

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Preside'1t Griffey pleasant sound to Raabe THE BOBCAT SOFTBALL TEAM HAS BEEN ON A TEAR LATELY AND HITTING HAS ONLY BEEN A THIRD OF THE BAffiE. Pitcher Jen Slattery coils to foil Concordia batters (top) in home action last week, and Jill Madsen keeps on her toes helping to fOr{)l. a brick wall of an infield (left).

I have listened to the badgering and mudslinging of the campaigns for the presidency. My vote lies with the one man who has proven himself, Ken Griffey, Jr. deserves a nomfnation. I realize he is not old enough to actually run for President of the United States, but I can't think of another candidate as qualified as Mr. Griffey. Griffey has turned around the game of baseball in the magical way that only he can. Perhaps, he could do it with the country. I'm sure you think I am joking, but I am serious. We need a man in the White House who can hit a ball 500 feet. . Foreign leaders will be standing in line to meet President Griffey. He could autograph a couple of baseballs

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April 8, 1996

Being inane is not our intention, it just works out that way

OTHER NAMES FOR THINGS (for~erlv .known as the 7 l /2 word" review)

By Scott Krichau

Acne zits, pimples, craters, a celebacy policy with nature


Cigarettes smokes, darts,. grits, cancers, butts, Kevorkian's,J,ittle helper

Guinness Beer mud water, brown paradise, unconditional Irish love (Note: the love mentioned in this section is not from British ruled Northern Ireland)

Calvin Klein Jeans Commercials soft porn, puberty catalist, time filler, weinerschnitzel

The Bricks Under the PSC Marquee a target, destination point, moveable wall, DMZ

A Serious Hangover Armaggedon revisited, Where's my keys?, Why do I keep doing this to myself?

The Priest in Lincoln Who Plans on Excommunicating Catholics Who Belong to Certain Pro-Life Organizations Unless They Disavow Their Membership in Those Organizations. Well, there really is no other. word for that guy.

CORRECTION In Times issue #9, the headline "Clemente's 'crack' helps 'We Real Smart II' win quiz bowl" was incorrect. Clemente participated with the team "TBA." We apologize to "We Real Smart II" for inferring they would have Dr. Bill Clemente on their team. We were the ones· on crack at the time.





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THE NEW STEAMBOAT TRACE TRAIL WILL RUN along the tracks seen in the above map from Brownville to approximatelv six miles south of Nebraska Citl,J The trail is projected to be finished bl,! the year 2000.

Plans are well underway for the Steamboat Trace HikingBiking Trail that will begill near a ghost town called Minersville, just south of the OPPD plant near Nebraska City, and end in Brownville. This will be the only trail of its kind in Nebraska, according to Dr. David Ainsworth, president of the Steamboat Trace Trail Association and chair of the Division of Education and Psychology. The finished trail will cover 21 continuous miles. The path will vary from 50 to 200 feet ih width and will be covered primarily with limestone screens, a by-product of limestone quarries. One mile is planned to be paved for easier stroller and wheelchair accessibility. The Nebraska Games and Parks Commission awarded a $53,000 grant to the project to be used for signs, bridges and boundaries etc. Most of the money for construction of the actual trail will come from the $387,000 grant awarded from the Intermodel Surface Transportation Enhancement Act (ISTEA). It is estimated that it will take up to $600,000 doJlars to finish the Steamboat Trace Trail. Because the ISTEA grant came from 1997 funds, the money cannot be used until at least November of 1996. Therefore, construction for the trail is not likely to begin until the spring of 1997, says Ainsworth. It is estimated that it will take up to thre.e years to complete the trail. According to Ainsworth, there are several advantages to a trail like this. Jonee Roach, senior psychology/sociology major, would agree. "It will add so much more to the area." Besides being a fitness trail, great for walking, jogging and biking, there are a lot of ecological advantages. "It is a green corridor. A green corridor means that you have a place with a lot of plant life that basically provides habitat for wildlife and provides plants that are going to produce oxygen. It is usually free of noxious chemicals, and basically it kind of returns to the natural habitat." The trail also provides great recreation for bird watchers. Most of the trail runs along the Missouri River, which is a natural habitat for the bald eagle and a rest stop for migrating song birds. By the head of the trail, there is a place called Hamburg Bend where corp engineers are building a wetland.

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I By leigh Calfee

Times staff wins awards

The Peru State Times won seven awards at The Board of Trustees voted April 12 to inthe Nebraska Collegiate Media Association's "Golden Leaf' awards on April 13. Included crease the computer lab fees beginning with the in the honors was a third place the best Fall l 996term;... The increase is needed to eliminate a deficit in spending for the computer labs. overall newspaper category. For students enrolled in less than seven hours Tera Stutheit received first place in the best feature photo category for her picture of Tyson of classes, the fee will increase from $5 to $8 Oestmann and his hunting dog while Scott per semester. The lab fee for students enrolled Holmes and Ray Topscher captured a first for in seven or more hours will increase from $IO best cartoon. Second place awards were gar- to $16. In each case, the fee will be increased by 60 nished by Chris Raabe (sports column), Debbie Sailors (feature photo) and Terry Dugan (lay- II percent. However, Vice-President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Terry Smith says this is the firstout spread). 1 A third place award was won by April ever increase in the computer lab fees. The Czaplewski for ad design. Members of the NCMA include Hastings, Midland Lutheran, Dana, Doane, Wayne State Food Service Being Reviewed and Nebraska Wesleyan. Page 2 In addition, Debbie Sailors also captured a I third place award for feature writing at the Ne- Does A Lab Fee Increase braska Press Association's Better Newspaper Benefit All? Contest. Her winning story was on Peru State Page 3 . College students with tatoos and body piercPeer Mentors Are Important ing.



Football team to scrimmage Saturday The annual Blue/White game will be held on Saturday April 20 in the Oak Bowl at IO a.m. The game will conclude by noon and admis- .. sion is free.

Flag Corp try.outs to be held Auditions for the PSC Flag Corp will be held on April 21 at 3 p.m and April 22 at 7 p.m. No experience is necessary to try out. Contact Cheryl Fryar (Jindra Fine Arts Hall) or Jamie Boeck (Morgan 120) for more information.

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current fees are the original fees established in 1991. Smith says the fee increase is needed because the budget for the labs is at a deficit. The current computer Jab fees bring in $1.9,361, while the cost of operating the labs is $24,803 annually. Increasing the fees will eliminate this deficit. The bulk of the $24, 803 goes to pay the students who supervise the labs, and the rest covers the cost of supplies such as paper and ribbon. None of the computer lab fee pays for maintenance or upgrading. According to Smith, the feedback he has been getting is that students want the labs, especially

the new Macintosh lab in T.J. Majors, open longer hours. He says, "The Mac lab is under such pressure" that there is the possibility of at least one more new lab. Smith believes the new fee is much needed. He says, "We're operating at a deficit now. We've plugged in a fee that I think will allow us to anticipate some growth. We want to build in a fee structure so it will not have to be changed for awhile." So, although the computer lab fees will soon increase, the new cost will allow the labs to be open longer. It will also allow for the possibility of at least one more new computer lab on campus.




Grant awarded for hiking/biking trail Continued from page 1 "(This Trail) is nothing like the others in Nebraska. It's got woodlands, wetlands, bluffs and hills," said Ainsworth. Another aspect of the trail making it unique to that of any other in Nebraska is its historical significance. There are three Lewis and Clark campsites along route, Abraham Lincoln stayed in Brownville and there is record of mankind in this area dating back 10,000 years. "The trail will be extremely beneficial to the area. It should bring in a lot of tourism," said Heather Nedrow, senior criminal justice major. The National Rails to Trails Conservancy purchases abandoned railways from the railroad. They strip the rails, ties and gravel and sell them to generate money to purchase more railways. Once the railway is stripped they sell the title lo local organizations. They are a non-profit organization. According to the Rails to Trails fact sheet, the National Rails to Trails Conservancy purchased this land at a price of$83 thousand, then deeded it to the Nemaha Natural Resource District (NRD). The Nemaha NRD now acts as coordinator for the project and is responsible for a ·majority of the cleanup and upkeep of the land.

Six Honorable Inductees THE PERU STATE COLLEGE CHAPTER OF THE NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY PHI ALPHA THETA grew by six members after induction ceremonies held Tuesdal,J, April 9. Phi Alpha Theta members must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.1 or above and have completed at least 12 credit hours of history courses to be eligible for membership. Students inducted in the ceremony included (from left to right) Doug Jorn. senior; Laura Kelsay, senior; Charlene Jorn, senior: Elleen Uch1,Jtil, senior: Ph vi Iis Jorgensen. senior; and Amanda Ray. senior. Dr. Saro Crook serves as temporary sponsor of the chapter. Roy also serves as the chapter President. while Jorgensen is Vice President. The Secretar /treasurer is Uch ti!. hoto b Genelle Czirr

Committee reviewing choices for food service vendor By Fr~edom Robinson Choices could bring changes in PSC food service. The Board of Trustees has a policy which requires PSC to periodically explore new options in food companies. What do students think of the current food being served in the cafeteria? Is breakfast 'yah!' or 'blah!"? Is lunch 'yummie!' or 'crumrnie!'? Blanmer Gomez, business administration major, who works for the food service said, "The quality of food and the management are the best I've seen. Sara Schnieder, senior music marketing major, said, "Not being on any meal plan, the few times I do eat there the variety of food is good, but it all stinks." DAKA, the current food service company, took over for Service Master during the 199495 year:· .DAKA is again petitioning to service PSC. Two new companies are also putting in their bids: Sodexho and PFM. According to Student Senate President,

Russell Crouch, "All three companies are very competitive and gave great presentations." The petitioning companies offered specialty restaurants, which will be placed in the Bob Inn. (The Bob Inn menu will continue to be offered.) The restaurants proposed include Taco Bell, Godfathers Pizza,, Pan D's Pizza and Pizza Hut. All companies proposed labels for food, listing all nutritional information. · · Crouch said, "If a new food company services PSC, it would not affect the price of the meal plan." But the specialty restaurants would not be included in that price. All companies are also proposing later hours for the specialty restaurants. To decide if a new food service should be offered, student senate established a committee made up of five students, faculty and staff, with input from other students. The committee does not have the power to choose the food service company. PSC President, Robert Burns has to make a proposal to the Board of Trustees, and

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they will make the final decision. Crouch, a member of the committee, visited Creighton University to sample food and get students' opinion. The company servicing Creighton is Sodexo. Crouch said, "I thought the food quality was great; everything was very impressive." Ann-Marie Taylor, sophomore special'education major, who is also a member of the committee went to sample the food and service at Doane College. She said, "The facilities were smaller than ours, but everything was pretty clean. The food was all right." All three companies promote breaks from the norm. Crouch hinted that one company during finals week would serve breakfast in bed. Mattresses would be brought in to the student center, and students could crawl into bed and be served breakfast. If a new food service company is taking over they will start some time in June. If not, DAKA will remain servicing PSC.

Financial Aid office needs completed SAR by June 1 Generally, there are only two types of financial aid available for the summer semester: student loans and workstudy. Student loans and workstudy applications are due May I in the Financial Aid office for summer school. Students must be pre-registered for summer classes before summer aid can be processed. Also, although the SAR (pink sheets that will be received by students to varify information from the Financial Aid Form that was to be sent on April 1) says that the form does not need to be sent to the PSC Financial Aid office-it does. The Financial Aid office needs your SAR by June I as requested earlier this spring.

Management Association to meet Any business. major who wishes to be involved in the PSC Management Association is invited to come to the May 2 meeting in TJ Majors 326. The meeting starts at 11 p.m.Officer positions are still open. Contact Bob Lewellen for more details.

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Are students wasting lab fees? Although it fiscally is needed, a 60 percent increase in the computer lab fees (albeit only six dollars a year) came as a bit of a surprise. Anytime anything goes up 60 percent, an eyebrow or two raises. Who really uses the labs? Does a majority of the use come from classes, people using the internet or students typing papers? From our observations, the Mac lab in TJ Majors has been used primarily for composition and some computer science classes, the IBM lab in TJ Majors for business related classes as well as Desktop Publishing and the Hoyt lab, the one that gets the most use (it's the one that is the most accessible), is home to the computer programing classes and fastest internet use. Now, if the labs are monopolized by classes during the day, wouldn't it be more feasible to charge a lab fee for everyone taking a class in one of the labs rather than charging ail students $16 dollars a semester? All the Mac lab computers can be used for, effectively, is word processing, spreadsheets, etc. because they are too slow to run a program like Netscape with any efficiency. That's why most students don't use the Mac lab for internet access. In Hoyt, the computers that have World Wide Web access are very efficient, and the electronic mail system is great for students. However, during the nighttime hours, the student payrolls, which amount to 80 percent of the lab fee, are being squandered. Both labs in TJ Majors are vacant in relation to the number of computers they house (exception: mid term and finals), and the Hoyt lab computers are monopolized by students who are on the Web or talking to other students via the ISCA telecomunications program. There's another, and probably better, term for ISCA: a telephone. Why should students who have telephones have to pay for those who do not? Plus. an unwritten rule of the labs is that items that are not school related cannot be printed off the internet. This is due to people printing off things from 20 pages of pornography to gardening tips and recipes. If these occurences are now being monitored and no more paper or toner is being wasted, it seems that charging a $5 or $10 lab fee for a class is a much stabler solution than raising the lab fees by 60 percent.

Letter to the editor

Gibbs questions integrity of Times Dear Editor:

Although I am not a Catholic, and Scott Krichau 's article "Other Names for Things" in no way offended me, I can't help but point out the fact that Catholics favor the "pro-life" movement. I believe the word you were looking for, Scott, was pro-choice, pro-abortion, pro-death, etc. I suggest that you read up a little on what you're talking about next time you try to be a comedian. In light of all this, I present to you, The Peru State Times, my very own little version of "Other Names for Things:" 'The Real News" pointless, tasteless, waste of paper and ink. "The PeruTimes" pathetic, offensive, 50% useless info, 30% advertisements, 20% gap fillers (example: "The Real News") This does not apply to the entire paper. I do feel that certain sections of theTimes are interesting. But without the sports and occasional school article, theTimes is hurting. I enjoy


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silliness as much as the next person, but the line of silliness is often crossed into being in bad taste or even offensive. I know that everyone is going to say, "Well, if it offends him, he doesn't need to read it." My reply to that is that I go to school here and pay just as many fees and expenses as everyone else. I feel that improvements could be made which would really help the quality and integrity of the Times. Sincerely, Shawn Gibbs Elementary Education Sophomore Editor's note:

In issue #10 of theTimes, Scott Krichau's review was incorrectly typed. The error was unfortunate, appalling and regretful; I was the one who typed it in. Mr. Gibbs's letter is greatly appreciated (it's the first one we've gotten from a student this semester). It takes a lot of courage to speak out and break the mold of apathy. People read a newspaper for different reasons-some because of the sports, others for the news and some actually, in the case of the Times, for the entertainment of"Real News." As a common rule, people turn to one section of the paper, whether it's business, news, sports or entertainment and, then, read the rest if they have time or skim the other articles for anything of interest. As far as the Times being "pathetic" and "hurting," I must point out that we recently received third place at the Nebraska Collegiate Media Association's (NCMA) "Golden Leaf' awards in the best newspaper category. In addition, we also received an award from the Nebraska Press Association for feature writing; members of the Nebraska Press Association include all the schools in the (NCMA), along with UNK, Chadron

State and UNO. In winning third in the NCMA, we placed higher than Midland Lutheran, among others, which has a journalism program and a budget of over $I 00,000. We have no journalism program at Peru State, and our budget this year was $8, 100. That budget is paid for through student publication fees which average out to roughly three dollars per student per semester. When the "Real News" was created last fall, the intention was for it to be a page of social and political satire to add humor to the Times. Some people don't understand some our of satire, others think it's great and still others think it's a waste of space and "tasteless." Everyone has their own moral line which occasionally gets crossed, and different things are offensive to different people. Mr. Gibbs is offended by the Times, many people are offended by the personalities of Rush Limbaugh and Don Imus, and I'm offended by tampons being too close to the toothpaste in retail stores. Writing satire is like throwing darts, and we try to hit the bull's eye as often as possible-in Mr. Gibbs's eyes. we have been missing throughout the entire paper. Everyone has a right to their own opinion. Letters to the editor are always welcome, and the misconception is that letters have to be in response to stories we print. Anyone can write a letter about anything: congratulating an organization about a program they sponsored, criticisms of or kudos to school policies, opinions about anything, and the list goes on. The Times is your voice, and as long as your comments and suggestions are above the "libel line," they will be printed, space permitting. Letters can be sent through campus mail or our e-mail address, which is "" Your input is important for the school to have an interesting, timely and important paper. -T.D.


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Tracy Cochran junior psychology/sociology major "I just 'use the lab for mv computer class. The reason whv I don't use it is because mv roommate has a computer in her room.

Jason Reeder freshman business management major "Not too often. I basicallv just use my roommate's computer because it's easier for me to use.

T.J. Carmichael Freshman undecided major "The onlv time I use the lab is when I have a paper I need to tvpe. 路 1reallv don't use them For anv other reason ...

Renee Moss sophomore secondary education major "I use the lab once a month. The only time I'm in the lab is when I have a paper to due for a class."

Chad Moody sophomore criminal justice major "The onlv time I use the lab is when I need to use their printers. Otherwise, I have mv own computer in mv room. and I use that all the time for doing mv papers or projects."

Brian Woebbecke junior sports management major "Between two and three times a week. I use it to do papers. and I use the internet to look up how my sports teams are doing."

Peer mentors help students help themselves By Mindy Brockman

I have helped someone and knowing they can come to me if they have probNot only do students who receive lems. I like being a role model and mentoring and tutoring services ben- knowing I am useful to someone. I efit from peer mentoring, but those would really like that everyone would students who offer their support do be able to come to .me with problems." also. Working as a peer mentor is a On being a peer mentor, Cheryl very rewarding experience and can Bartels, senior accounting/ managebecome a very important part of col- ment major, says, "I am glad to have lege life to everyone involved. been given the opportunity to meet new "Being a peer mentor means a great students and to know that I have hopedeal to me because I enjoy helping fully helped in some way to have made and talking to the students I work their college experience a positive with," says Jonee Roach, senior psy- one." chology/sociology major. "I, myself, Helping students is what the also have a peer mentor. I benefit mentoring program is all about. The from her because it is good to know motto for Student Support Services is that there is some one there to talk to "helping students help themselves." If wh0 will be a good listener." you are interested in becoming a peer Peer mentor April Czaplewski, se- mentor, or would like to have a peer nior language arts/secondary educa- mentor, stop in the Student Support tion major, says that her experience Services office in T.J. Majors 300. has been "self gratifying .... knowing


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PSC 1s teacher training programs receive accreditation Peru State College's teacher training programs have received accreditation by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), according to PSC President, Robert L. Burns. Notice of achievement was just received said Burns, and it is for NCATE's full five-year term. He hailed it as a major accomplishment by PSC's Division of Education. "This highly sought accredifation confirms via outside specialists that our education programs have strength and excellence, " said Burns. "Dr. David Ainsworth, chair of the Division of Education, and many of our faculty can take pride in this important accomplishment." "Only about 500 American colleges and universities are NCATE accredited out of nearly 1300 with teacher training programs, according to Jane Leibbrand, spokesperson for the

Washington D.C.-based accrediting "I think the most impressive thing agency. about the experience was what hap-, In fact, full NCATE accreditation pened on the [NCATEJ Board of Exused to come in 10-year blocks, then aminers' exit interview," said Smith. seven-year increments. A few years "The Board Chair said they would ago, NCATE revised and strength- 'highly recommend' continued acened it's standards and implemented creditation-I've never heard that a five-year accreditation process, with phrase used by a visiting NCATE team." annual reports required. "NCATE is 'the' national standard Ainsworth noted that NCATE acsetting body for teacher education in creditation is not required of instituthe United States," noted Ainsworth. tions. and, indeed, nearly. 800 of the "Some institutions have had a hard country's approximately 1300 time meeting their requirements and · teacher-training colleges don't have have had to either delay or surrender accreditation. their accreditation." "NCATE accreditation does a NCATE accreditation, granted to couple of things," he said. "It allows PSC programs at both the graduate you to compare your program against and undergraduate level, requires in- a set of natiOnal standards. And, it's stitutions to meet "standards which a consumer issue: NCATE accreditend to keep the teacher education tation as'sures students, schools and program on the c11tting edge," said Dr. states that the program your graduTerry B. Smith, vice president for aca- ates have completed meets the highdemic affairs. est standards."

'Student Support Services helps students )succeed in college and graduation 'By Mindy Brockman

qualified; that is, they must meet at least two of the preceeding criteria. "Helping students help themselves" The program is designed to help stuis the motto of Student Support Ser- · dents with any problems they may vices. The program's goal is to help have. If a student has a problem, and students persist in college and gradu- the school does not have program that ·ate. will benefit him/her, a new program Applications to Student Support will be tailor-made, or the student will Services are accepted throughout the be referred somewhere that the year and can be picked up in T. J. needed help can be found. Maj9rs,room 300. Students meeting The program is funded ()ntirely by certain eligibility requirements can the U.S. Department of Education. receive academic assistance, personal Funding for this year totaled ~upport and social support from the $175,000,andnextyeartheestimated program. All services are available amount is $180,000. The program is free of charge. currently funded through 1997, and In order to be eligible for assistance the staff is in the process of rewriting from the program,. students have to its grant proposal for funding after meet at least one of the following cri- 1997. teria: Greg Mitchell, director of Student I. Neither parent has a Support Services, says, "We have a bachelor's degree.. very dedicated staff, including Pam 2. Student meets low income Williams, student intervention coorguidelines outlined by the U.S. De- dinator; Kevin Miller, tutorial coorpartment of Education. dinator; Cindy Moran, administrative · 3. Student has a physical or secretary; Susan Unruh, student interlearning disability. vcntion officer; and Jamie Federal law requires that 66 percent Brownfield, student intern." of all eligible students must be dualThe program curreil~y serves

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around 250 students. There are 16 peer mentors and 20 peer tutors employed by Student Support Serves. The program has many services that are unique to the campus: tutorial services, mentoring services and one-oncine advising in such areas as time management, stress management, test-taking.skills, academics and life skills. The program also provides a 24-hour tutorial/informational hotline. In addition, the Student Support Services office has a computer which is equipped with a speech-to-text synthesizer that can be. used by student with dyslexia or physical handicaps. The office also has special .computer equipment designed to help blind students use the computer. The students can hear rather than see what is one the screen. Mitchell hopes to also add a learning skills lab to the program. If you meet at least one of the requirements or are not sure whether you do, feel free to stop in to as\<.. Mitchell says that the staff is there to help students help themselves.

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The five-member NCATE accreditation team visited campus last October. The PSC Education Division began preparations for the visit over a year before that, Ainsworth said. NCATE "complimented us on the strength of our faculty and the excellent models they present to students," said Ainsworth. 'They said they liked the model we use that employs the concept of our helping teachers to become effective decision-makers." "I think [accreditation] is a testament to outstanding divisional leadership and to an energetic and professional faculty who care deeply about the quality of their graduates;"=-= added Smith. "We were established in the last century to prepare teachers," said Burns. "It's good to know that we still do it with such excellence." The next NCATE visit won't come until the fall of 2000.

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By Chris Raabe The Peru State softball team split a double-header on the road at Briar Cliff on April 9 before making a strong showing at the College of St. Mary's· (Omaha) Tournament last weekend. The Bobcats lost the championship game to the host team. April 9, the 'Cats scored two runs in the sixth frame. Rachel Duede, junior first baseman, reached first on an error and went to third on a single by Kerry Brandt, senior shortstop. A Lea Rauscher sacrifice fly and Jen Slattery single plated Duede and Brandt. Andrea Tee, senior pitcher/ outfielder held the Chargers scoreless to record the shutout victory. Peru State hurler Slattery relinquished only one earned run but took the loss in the night cap 3-2. Last Friday, the 'Cats traveled to St. Mary for pool play. The Bobcats upended nationally-ranked Kansas Newman in the first game 10-6, avenging aJoss to Kansas Newman in the Park College Tournamen.t earlier in the. season. Brandt went 3-3 With four RBI's, the Bobcats pounded out 11 hits. · -Four untimely errors spotted the Dana Vikings a four-run lead early in the second game. Peru State dmpped - the contest 9- l to finish outpool play, pitting Peru State against Midland Lutheran iii tlreflrstmund the tourney Saturday morning. Bauscbe.r's inside-the-park grandslarn,highlighted a seven-run fir8t innin~, as Peru State rolled to a 9-4 victory. ·All seven runs were scored with two outs. Assistant coach, Scott Heese stated, "That's getting the job done when we had to." An eight"nin third inning helped the.

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Bobcats advance in the winners' bracket with a 12-4 whipping of Dana. Senior third baseman Jill Madsen went 3-3, driving in three runs. Tee went the distance, picking up her second win of the tournament in as many days. Peru State rallied to tie the College, of St. Mary with a four-run second inning. The Bobcats tallied three

times on senior centerfielder Dawn Miller's inside-the-park home run but could.manage only two hits the rest of the way. St. Mary prevailed 12-5. Bauscher swatted. three hits and drove in three runs as the Bobcats upended Kansas Newman, once agairi. ·The 'Cats ripped 11 hits, scoring five runs in the second and five more in the fifth to put the game away.

St. Mary played the spoiler-again. Miller took the loss, while the Bobcat bats were held to only four hits. "St. Mary is a good ball club. They are 28-5, and one of those losses was to us earlier in the year," Heese said of the loss. He continued, "We were worn out by the fifth game. It is tough to stay motivated for 12 hours." The 'Cats look to build off the

strong showing last weekend. Tomor row, they travel to the William WoodS' Invite. Senior pitcher/outfielder Jen Slattery stated, "We need to play error free ball and hit the ball like we· are capable of doing. We need it all to happen at the same time if we expect to advance in the tournaments at the end of the year."

Professional athletes are turning into Freakshows TQday, the face of professional sports:has changed from the carefree sm.ile of Ozzie. Smith to the grotesque head of Medusa; I mean Dennis Rodman. I always get the two confused. Professional athletes have begun to overstep the bounds of their respective sports. These professionals, for the most part, have become overpaid crybabies, determined to ruin the integrity of the game. People claim the game has changed, but I beg to differ. The players appear to see themselves as bigger thiin the game, but I see them as diseases trying to eat

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legislative bill. These freak shows don't stand for what the game represents. They are in it for themselves. Dave Justice, outfielder for the Atlanta Braves, was asked if he loved baseball. His answer: "I like it, but I don't love it." Laker's guard Nick Van Exel was suspended and fined by the league for hitting a ref. His comment, "I will apologize to him when he apologizes to me." Michael Irvin, wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys, said "I don't have a drug abuse problem." Who do these players

ers. Ignorance arguing with ignorance just doesn't get the job done. If they keep playing with fire, eventually the two sides will get burned. If so, professional sports could be lost' forever. My mother taught me a tremendous lesson. When I abused a privilege .. she said to me, "SHAME ON YOU!!!" I think we can all learn something from this. The time has come to quit the bickering and the greed. The time has come 10 restore integrity lo the game. Where have you gone Joe DiMaggio?




think they are? Fans no longer root for a player who plays for the same team year after year. They cheer for a hired gun who will quarrel over dollars and end up on another club battling arbitration two years down the road. Marge Schott hasn't given the owners of professional teams the needed shot in the arm (no pun intended). Her statements GVer the past few weeks have mad.e her the queen bee of anal retention. I am no longer amazed by the disagreements between owners and play-


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Weather wreaks havoc For PSC baseball By Greg Wolfe

The Bobcat baseball season can be summed up in one sentence spoken by junior outfielder Steve Young, "I can't remember the last time we played." This is the situation the 'Cats have been in all year with the weather being so uncooperative. "We had four games postponed last weekend and ended up taking a week off in between games," said Coach Dave Teske. "Having no continuity with games has meant that our four-man rotation has not been able to get in any sort of rhythm." However, junior leftfielder Bryan Bott suggested a solution, saying, "Maybe we could play wiffle ball games down in the,AWAC if the weather doesn't get any better."

Hopefully will change span since the 'Cats have over 30 games to make up within the next three weeks. "The rest of the schedule will be important to see how we will be ranked for the post season tournament," said Teske. "We have to pick up some wins against all the teams in our region [who happen to be some of the top teams in the country] in order to get a good seeding for the tournament." Recently the men over-came a few injuries to split the season series with number-one seed Rockhurst. "I think with beating Rockhurst we proved that we can play with any team in our region," said' senior pitcher Deon Wingert. "We've gained a lot of confidence in knowing that we can beat a team like Rockhurst," added junior

shortstop Joe Gonyea. "If we can stay healthy we are going to be a surprise when tournament time comes around." Before the regional tournament the Bobcats have to finish the regular season, which includes l 0 home games. "With the tough schedule remaining, we could sure use some extra support from the student body to cheer us on at home games," said Gonyea, which is not to say that there have not been good crowds. Teske has been very pleased with the turnouts. He said, "We've had some good vocal crowds out lo cheer us on and get on the other teams. The strong home crowd is one thit1g that keeps us in our game." The Bobcats take on arc::-rival Bellevue University on Saturdc.y at 1.


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Student votes needed to annolnt IPOTY winner 3y Chris Raabe Finally, the time has come for the PeruStateversion of.the ESPY's: You, the farts, will get to vote on which intramural athlete deserves to ';e named the Peru State Intramural .Player of the Year. Junior Jen "Little Frog" Froeschl got the intramural ball rolling by ~!aiming the co-ed, 8oball pool cham-

pects to an Intramural Basketball Championship. Stinson's vote against mandatory condoms could cost him. Only time tell. Jason Diesley played an instrumental role in the greatest comeback in modem intramural history. Our final candidate led his intramural basketball team back from a five-point deficit to a one-point win in the first round of the tournament. Diesley pulled off the miraculous comeback with only two teamma,tes left on the floor.

pionship last October. Froeschl has competed in many intramural events in the past but pulled off the 8-ball championship while bearing child. Contestant two is a former standout for the Bobcat National Tournam~nt basketball team. Fredd "The Wizard"

Ward was the driving force behind the dominance of the Schick ~hree­ on-three tourney in January.


Those are the finalists. To cast your votes, send us your choice to Intramural Player of the Year The Peru State Times Campus Mail Peru State College Peru, NE 68421 (no postage neccessary if mailed in campus mail) or vote via the Votes must be cast by April 29. One vote per person, please.

The third finalist is a superb duo of sophomores. Rhonda Jilg and Kristina Kreifels won the hearts of card sharks everywhere,. when they shocked the pitch world by taking the 10-point pitch tourney. The pair commented, "Just remember, women always end up on top!" We will see. Finalist Jamie Stinson is the ideal intramural athlete. Stinson played a big role in the Schick tourney, along with Ward. He also guided D-I Pros-



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Richard Gere is back, better than ever in his new picture Primal Fear. He plays defense attorney Martin Vail, who doesn't mind seeing his face on the cover of magazines or on the television set. The movie starts with the brutal murder of an archbishop. Later a young man is found all c.urled up in a corner by railroad tracks, covered in the blood of the beloved archbishop. The young man is Aaron Stappler, and he claims that he didn't do anything. He says he was just returning a book when he heard a noise. So he went up to the room to see what was the matter, and the archbishop was lying there. Then Stappler claims he blacked out. But he does remember seeing a third person in the room with he and the archbishop. Martin Vail to the rescue. Vail takes the case pro-bono and really wants to help the young man. Stappler says that the archbishop was like a father to him, and he would never hurt him. Vail has to figure out a way to find that third person and to keep his client from getting the death penalty. It is a race against time, and Stappler has the best person. on the case. This is an edge-of-your-seat thriller that will keep you guessing until! the very end. Richard Gere does a great job playing this character, and for awhile you actually thirik he is a defense lawyer. Wh.oever you think did it, didn'tdo it. I give Primal Fear four out of five stars.

Presidential candidate Devon Doll, hot off his defeat of Scott Krichau for the Republican nomination, was charged with assault yesterday at the Kinder-kid Preschool Center. Allegedly, the confrontation occurred when little Suzy Bargas, three, claimed that her mom would make a better first mom than Doll's. After the claim, Doil struck Bargas with a large, metallic symbol of business and industry. Eyewitness Mary Poppinrich, Kinder-kid manager, said, "Devon was playing with a Tonka toy-you know, the yellow one that works like a crane? It's a popular toy. Devon just loves to play with that crane. Anyway, Suzy wanted to play with the crane, and Devon said that she should play with some dolls or the kitchen set. Well, Suzy was not happy with that whatsoever. She had the same look on her face that she had when Devon stuck his hand in her macaroni and cheese and weenies. Anyway, Suzy said, 'Hey! I'm an independent woman who can play with cranes if I want to.' Well, Devon didn't like that talk so he said, 'Well, rve got the Republican presidential nomination in the bag.' I'm so proud of him. He hums 'Hail to the Chief' almost as often as he does the 'Sesame Street' theme. 'Sunny day... sweepin' the

clouds ... ' Oh, oh, anyway, she said that Republicans are turning into Fascist Pigs-I don't know where she learned that word. Her mouth should be washed out with soap. Anyway;then she said that her mommy would make a better first mommy than his mommy. And Devon said in a cute little William Howard Taft voice, I love when he uses that voice, 'No, she wouldn't because my mom is prettier, and yours is a burden to the tax payers of this country.' Then Suzy said that he was a poopy pants. That's when he took the crane and hit her across the face." Republican party chairman, · Haley Barber, Jr., is playing this incident off as an unwarranted assault on Doll's integrity. Barber said, "Poopy pants is the last straw. She didn't need to stoop to that level. He was just trying to protect tlie wholesomeness of the Republican party. She's lucky he wasn't playing with the toy carpenter set. Besides, she got the last punch in-a sucker punch when he was getting into the patrol car, I might add." Doll's former opponent, Scott Krichau, said, "The people of this country didn't believe me when I said he was a suicidal time bomb ready to explode all over the swing set of life. I think the public should have given me more of a chance; yes, I am ad-

The FBI has released a copy of the original draft of what is thought to be the unabomber's manifesto found recently in the shack of Ted Kaczynski in Lincoln, MT. We have attained a copy of the original draft, as well as the draft which was printed in the Washington Post, and have noted a few items that did not·make the final draft. Page 1, top right hand comer: "Rt 5, Box 32, Linc0ln, MT' Page I, paragraph 1: "It was the best of times, it was th~ worst of times." .Page I, paragraph 3: "My brother had always been a snitch. There was a time on July 4, 1952 when he told our mom that I had fireworks I had stolen hidden in my pants. I received the worst beating of my life that night. That was the day I knew I would be the unabomber. I wanted to blow up my brother." Page 3, paragraph 25: "She touched his forearm-muscles rippling. He touched her breast softly as she said, 'I love you, Ted! You are the only man for me-so strong, so outdoorsy. Make a bomb for me."' Page 5, paragraph 43: "There's too many kids in this tub. There's too many elbows to scrub. !just washed a behind that I'm sure wasn't mine. There's too many kids in this tub." Page 8, paragraph 72: "I found the cure for head lice. I found it! Yes! No more itching! Oh, no! There it spills. No! No! No! I Damn you lice! Damn you to hell." Page 16, paragraph 134: "What's up with that Perot guy anyway?" Page 17, paragraph 138: "Star Wars is the root of all evil." Page 19, paragraph 152: "Then I said, 'No, I ordered fries, not onion rings.' After that, I took a board I had strapped to my back and beat the intercom until it smashed into a million pieces." Page 22, paragraph 170: "You don't know what it's like living in a shack in Lincoln, MT. Bears start looking at you funny after a while .. Then, they stop asking you to play bridge with them. Then, they say, 'Hey, why don't you go back to your own kind before we eat you.' That's when I blow them up."

CORRECTION In issue#!O, we stated that Issue#l 1 wou.ld be on newsstands on April 16. Obviously, it was suppose to read April 19. What happened was ... our moms showed up with some cookies and milk and our puppy dogs while we were working on the front page. Well, Spot and Lassie were jumping up and down on the keyboard and six popped up instead of a nine. So, that's why. The reason we didn't catch the mistake when we took .the paper to the printer can be blamed on crack.

dieted to One-A-Day vitamins, but they're so good." Detective of all political candidates under four feet tall, Anthony "Pappa Tony" DiFriko, who has taken over for the late John Musafa, said, "Kids is kids. Is no kids? Is kids. Kids play. Kids play fight. Kids fight. Kids is kids." Immigration is looking into the matter of Pappa Tony's language.

Bargas officially announced her candidacy for presidency as an Independent candidate. Her jaw should be fully mended in about five·· weeks. Luckily, she's not all that accustomed to solid, grown-up food anyway. Her menu for the next few weeks will include pureed beanie weenies, grilled cheese shakes and macaroni and cheese suppositories-no one has told her about tha1 yet.

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THE PERU STATE MADRIGAL SINGERS GAVE.A ROYAL HAND during the fourth annual Nebraska-Dakotas Conference Of) Earlv English Literature which was held April 25-26 at Peru State College. Professors and students from nine states presented papers on various literarv topics. and "Shakespeare's Songs" were performed ;n addition to the Madrigal's performance Dr. Marv Mokris and Dr; Bill Clemente organized the conference. -photo by Dan. Holtz

According to a recent survey conducted by the Division of Education, graduates felt that the existing curricula had more than adequately prepared them to teach. However, the education department is still striving to make improvements. According to Dr. Anthony Citrin, professor of education, the practica respondents experienced has been greatly altered during the past 18 months. In 1995, the Education Division, along with help from the Peru Student Education Association (PSEA), sent out a survey examining the Peru State education program. This survey was sent to JS9 graduates of 1990 through 1994 to discover the strengths and weaknesses of that program. Of the 43 percent that responded, 56 percent had elementary endorsements, 29 percent had secondary, nine percent represented K-12 endorsements, while the remaining six percent were preschool/early childhood. ¡ Regardless of the feieds education majors are choosing. a rapidly increasing number of Peru graduates are leaving to teach in an urban area. In the 1989 survey, 79 percent of the graduates were teaching in rural schools, while in 1995, that number dropped to 31 percent. These numbers demonstrate a growing demand for multi-cultural education, which the PSC Division of Education has set out io meet. It would appear that PSC is well on its way to meeting those demands. When asked how well the individual understood intercultural relationships and appreciated the heritage of various ethnic and minority groups, on a scale of five to one, five being outstanding, one being inadequate, the mean score was 3.3 (adequate to more than adequate). However, according to the 1995 survey, a significant number of graduates are still teaching in rural schools. Citdn says as a result. ~ontmued

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By Leigh C:alfee Jodi Hytrek named 1996 Future Teacher of the Year Jodi Hytrek has been named the 1996 Future ¡Teacher of the Year by the Nebraska English/ Language Arts Council (NELAC). Ms. Hytrek, a senior language arts and former editor-in-chief of the Peru State Timesdid her student teaching at Berlin High School in Wisconsin. Her hometown is Auburn. The Future Teacher Award recognizes an outstanding. English or language arts major who plans to graduate and seek a teaching position the following fall. Nominees can be an undergraduate or graduate student from any of Nebraska's public or private colleges or universities which have a program to prepare English/ Language Ans teachers. This is. the eighth year the award has been __ presented by NELAC, an organization representing English/language arts teachers across Nebraska. Previous future teachers have come from the College of St. Mary. Dana College, Creighton University and the Universities of Nebraska at Omaha and Peru State College.

Commission Approves Tech Center The Nebraska Coord,inating Commission for Postsecondary Education gave final approval on April 23 to the use of the Regional Technology .Center in Nebraska City as an off-campus branch. Approval is for a three-year period.

.Munson selected for honors Junior Misti Munson. a business management major, was named this year's "Scroll of Service Award" recipient. The "Scroll of Service Award" is given to the student who shows exceptional dedication to Peru State College. Munson was also selected by Gov. Ben Nelson to be Peru's Student Board Member to the State Board of Trustees. Her term is for one year.

Last summer Peru State College established its own page on the World Wide Web. Since then that Web page has been accessed by PSC faculty and students, as well as by peopl('! all over the world. In March 1996, PSC's Web page was viewed by people from 26 countries including Poland, Mexico, Japan, Finland and England. In the Unit~d States the page was accessed by military personnei ai,:id government offices. The Web page displays useful information about PSC, including the complete 1994-96 catalog, a synopsis of degree requirements, the academic calendar, sports schedules and pictures of campus buildings. The individual departments on campus, as well as the library, also have spots on the Web page. Faculty can display class syllabi, course descriptions and other informa,tion important to the classes they are teaching. According to Stan Mccaslin. assistant professor of computer science, future plans for the page include "expanding what we've got." He says the computer club held a workshop last fall to teach faculty how to use the Web. Future workshops on how to use the Web may also be scheduled. McCaslin believes the Web is the wave of the future. He says eventually students might use a Web page like PSC's to narrow their college choices. He believes the possibilities for using the Web pages are endless. Getting connected to the Web is easy. Seven of the computers in the Hoyt lab and all of the Macs in T.J. Majors have a program called Netscape, which students must use to access PSC's Web page. This program allows students to browse the World Wide Web or anything else on the Internet. Mccaslin says the computer literacy courses now have units on using the World Wide Web, but he believes "the best way to learn to do it is by doing it."

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Inside this Issue Cox Wins Excellence Award Page 2 Intuit: I've Got It, You Want It? Page 3 Get Marino's Autograph for Me Page4

Player of the Year Crowned Page 5 Softball Stats Page 6 A Farewell to PSC Page 7 Summer Horoscopes Real News

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Times wins first place award The Times was awarded first place last week in the American Scholastic Press Association's Annual Review and Contest Awards for scholastic newspapers. The Times earned 880 out of a possible I 000 points to garnish the award for colleges and universities with enrollni.ent between 1001-1700. Over 470 student newspapers from across the nation entered the event. Other Nebraska schools winning awards were the Concordia College (Seward) Sower (colleges/universities with enrollment between 5001000) and Northeast Community College (Norfolk) Viewpoint Gunior/community colleges with enrollment between 1701-2500).

Students score at PBl conference Four PSC business students qualified for this summer's national Phi Beta Lambda business conference and competition after th~ir perform.ances at the state PBL event in April. Andrew Plummer, Lelania Jane Graham, Tom Proudfit and Tracy Gibbons qulaified for nationals which will be held in July in Washington, D.C.

Smallfoot to head Continuing Ed Dr. Robert Small foot, President of McCook Community College and Native of Nebraska City. has been appointed Director of Continuing Education effective July I.

PERU STATE COLLEGE PROFESSORS Dr. Saro Crook and Dr. Don Holtz will lead this summer's Trails and Toles Tour and Institute. The two- · week program. which begins June 10, features education both in the classroom and across the entire state. Forty-three people. mostly elementary through secondary teachers from around the sta'te, will go on the tour. Stops range from os far eost as the Old Freighters · 1 Museum in Nebraska City to Fort Robinson near Crowford. The project is funded in port by a $9,0PO grant from the Nebraska Humanities ' Council, by more than $3,500 in scholarships for participants from the Peru State College Foundation and by financial support from th0 Nebraska State Historical Societt,i. -photo by Kent Propst


Teacher education program meeting objectives according to PSC sunley .Continued from page 1 Peru will continue with its long range plans to prepare students for rural environments. Overall, when asked how successful PSC graduates felt as teachers, 94 percent felt successful or very successful; l 00 percent were satisfied or very satisfied with being a teacher, compared to only 85 percent in the 1989 survey. "Hopefully, this in indicative of improved screening processes and greater use of practicum experiences aiding students to make better career choices," said Citrin. Although only 14 percent of those surveyed were special education majors, a majority of those surveyed felra:deqtiatcly prepared to recognize amainstreamed child with special needs and adequately prepared to deal with those needs in a regular classroom. Graduates did not feel quite as prepared to ·recognize or handle gifted or talented students. According to Citrin, "The area of gifted and talented education continues to be a difficult one for our division. There arc few opportunities in the local school systems to-examine comprehensive programs; thus our students have only limited opportunity for hands-on experience. We have attempted to compensate by increasing classroom instruction in this topic, but it does not appear to completely remediate the situation." While the mean score for this area was· a 2.9 (almost adequate), it is indicated as an area of concern for the Education Division. The Division of Education's two strongest points involved knowledge of resources and methods of individualizing instruction, with a mean score of 4.3 (more than adequate to outstanding) and the ability to organize and present classroom information, materials and resources, with a mean score of 3.89. This survey was used to verify the quality and appropriateness of the current Division of Education curricula. Dr. David Ainsworth, chairman of the Division of Education and Psychology, was pleased with the overall results. "The results were very -typical; by and large with a survey like this, you. te.nd•to get a gr.bup response. We have a pretty good program, and the students".

The Times, the official student newspaper of Peru State College, is published once every two weeks by Peru State-College sttidents. The Times office is located in the college publication office in the Physical Plant Building, telephone (402) 872-2260. Opinions expressed may not necessarily be those of the entire editorial staff. All letters to the.editor are welcomed. Letters, cartoons, articles and so forth submitted to The Times should be signed by the individual(s) submitting them and will be published at the discretion of the staff. Letters to the editor should not exceed 250 words in length. The Times reserves the right to edit all letters to the editor for grammar and style. The Times is printed by Auburn Newspapers, Auburn, NE. Please send material to: Editor Peru State Times E-MAIL: Campus Mail PRIZE, WINNING psctimes@ Peru State College NEWSPAPER bobcat.peru .edu Peru, NE 68421 1996 lf'obrturka rraoo AnltOCladon


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In issue #I I of the Times, the article "Committee reviewing choices for food service vendor," by Freedom Robinson, contains a few inr correct facts, according to Erin Sayer, Director of Residence Life and Chair of the Food Service Review and Evaluation Committee. In Ms. Robinson's article, it is stated that "If a new food service company serves PSC, it would not affect the price of the meal plan." According to Sayer, even if DAKA returns as our food service company, a rate increase will probably occur due to·inflation, labor costs, etc; until a company is chosen, we will not know exactly what the increase will be, but every attempt will be made to make the increase as minimal as possible. Also, the committee established to review the food service proposals were not chosen exclusively by ·student senate. The committee was officially appointed by Dr. Robert Burns, PSC

President, who also made sure the appropriate f administrative personel were on the commit- ·, tee to review contract specifications, financial data and issues such as vending, concessions J and catering service. According lo Sayer, this , committee began with four students, one fac- ·1 ulty representative, one support staff representative, two vice presidents and Sayer. herself, as chair. When the faculty member resigned i from the commi!lee, due to schedule conflicts, · a student was appointed to fill the opening. In the article, it is stated that the new food service contract, whether it be awarded to 1 DAKA, Sodexho or PFM, would be in place some time in June; actually, the new contract will start July l, I 996. 1 We would like to thank Ms. Sayer for her · help in clearing up the discrepancies in the ar- .,., ticle.




Cox receives Teaching Excellence Award Dr. Dan Cox, associate professor of educa- to stop what he is doing and work with a stution and director of field experiences, has been dent." Cox says of teaching, "It is not what I do; it's tabbed to receive the 1996 Nebraska State College System Board of Trustees Teaching Ex- who I am. My [career in education] has given cellence Award. The award goes annually to me much pleasure, despite the inherent diffian outstanding culties, and I have been fortunate to have been faculty mem- recognized for my efforts. That recognition is ber from either secondary, however, to the knowledge that r ' Chadron, Peru have been a positive influence on the lives ol or Wayne State many young people." Cox, who has taught at PSC since 1988, holds College. Cox will re- a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction from the ceive a $3,000 University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He earned his stipend and an M.A. in lit!'!rature from the University of Neengraved tro- braska-Omaha and his B.A. in English from phy. He is the Tarkio College (MO). In selecting the award recipient, the Board of I 2th recipient of the award, Trustees evaluates nomination packets which which is include student evaluations. Jerry Conway of funded by an Wayne, chair of the Board, noted that many stuendowment dents appreciated the fact that Cox treated them from FirsTier as peers. "One student wrote, 'When Dan refers to us as fellow teachers and not students. it Bank. Dr. David helps to build our professionalism."' Other nominees for the 1996 award were Dr. Ainsworth, chair of the Education Division, nominated Cox. He wrote, "Dr. Cox is the best Charles Cressy, professor of business at prepared college teacher I have ever known. At Chadron; and Ray Replogle, professor of fine the same time, his students seem to like and arts at Wayne. All will be honored at a recognienjoy him. He is available and always willing tion luncheon May 8 at the New World Inn in Columbus.

Senior exhibition now open

Summer office hours announced

An exhibition ft;aturing art by PSC seniors Kami Hooker and Michelle Kildow is on display in the PSC Art Gallery in the Jindra Fine Arts Building. the exhibition continues through May 11.

Summer office hours have been announced: by PSC Predident Dr. Robert Burns, and are. effective from May 20-Aug. 16: Mondays-, Thursdays, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. and Fridays from. 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Fines needed for improving conditions If we get caught speeding, we pay a.fine. If we park where we're not supposed to, we pay a fine. If we are late filing our taxes, the government fines us. All of these are examples of consequences . for breaking rules. \ So, what is wrong with making those who live in residence halls pay fines for breaking the rules, nothing. At least that's what 'I student senate and we, at the Times, believe. ·~~.. An initial proposal that was introduced would fine a student $25 :'il for possession of an alcoholic beverage and would provide for _ ( further fines based on the amount of liquor found in the room. Fining students sounds like a more effective way to deal with disrespect of the rules than a straight write up. In the fall of 1995, 22 residents accounted for 61 of the 110 write ups-fines would tl · curb this trend. 'a The residence halls have eyolved greatly over the years. There \ once was a time when a member of the opposite sex in your dorm :I room meant expulsion; the "everything goes" phase has come and g 0ne as well. However, if we, as students want new programs or improvements to our current facilities, it reassuring to j know that some of the money we pay to go to school here does not ·· go to repairing walls or replacing carpets that have seen better days before being destroyed by parties in people's·rooms. In addition, the fines would probably go directly into the hall , fund, which would save all the students money in_the end.




Editor: ·-A problem that has existed for some time has recently gotten worse. I live just off campus, and I can't help but notice that the yards of those that live in Peru, including my yard, have turned into landfills: pop cans, beer cans and bottles, Hardee's trash and McDonald's trash have become a burden. I shouldn't have to put a trash can out for you when you shoukl be responsible enough to take care of the trash.

I ask the students who are doing this to please have some consideration and respect for other people's property. Plus, I know that parking on campus is a problem, but if you're going to park on the side streets, please make sure that driveways and private parking areas are not being blocked. You need to park quickly because you need to catch a class, but we need to get our. cars out so that we can go to work or pick our children up from school. Rhonda.Morrison


When you've got it, you ve got it In

• I had a little scare recently. Admittedly, it was mainly my imagination • running away with the spoon, but, dammit, it was a scare. As you know by the absence of my column in the last issue., I was sick, I couldn't quite put my finger on what was wrong, but I was as down as a lovesick Rosie the Robot.· The doctor walked into the exam room, took one look at me, listened to my story and said, "::nmnds like mono. We'll draw a little blood." unique in somerespects, but I would What was this "we'.' thing? I'in al- definitely rather have an ordinary, ways amused when doctors imply this run-of-the-mill, plain-Jane viral infecintangible partnership, as if they're tion. The second possibility, actually going to have blood drawn lymphoma. Lymphoma. That ends with me, for moral support. in "oma," and that can't be a good He returned after an interminable thing. wait with the results that he called, And, finally, the third contender, "Good news, bad news and kind-of- "some type of immune deficiency." funny news." Now, I don't know Wait a minute! Immune )2eficiency? about you, but I'd rather not have any IcD? Isn't that half of ... ? Oh no, medical test of mine with "kind-of- I've got "ID"? Is that better or worse funny" results. than an "oma"? ID-oma! OmaMy doctor, who evidently sidelines ID! You can sef' I had a few things to as a stand-up comedian, explained the think about. Naturally, I was secure good nell{s (that I didn't have mono), in the fact that I had never ... uh ... the bad news (that I now couldn't be probably never ... I mean ... hardly easily treated with "mono medicine") ew1 exposed myself to any of those and the kind-of-funny news (that my pesky risk factors. I left his office armed with induswhite count was unexpectedly w.ay, way below normal). As I was laugh- trial-strength antibiotics, instructions ing hysterically at this news, I asked to come back if I didn't feel "mark,what this information meant. edly improved" within the next few He pointed out three possibilities, days (as if I might just forget to rethe first of which was "a unique viral turn) and his assurance that I didn't infection." Now, I don't mind being need t<r worry. Where's that "we"

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Nanse responds to "wasting lab fees article Dear Editor: I am writing in response to the article "Are students wasting lab fees?" I feel that if the staff of your newspaper is going to write an article they should at least put forth the effort to ''-write the facts. Since the author did "not, I will. First of all, the only computer science class that is taught in the Mac labs is the Introduction ttrComputer Applications class and sometimes Hypercard during the summer. Here are some more facts about the T.J. Majors Mac lab: At a speed of 56.6 kps the Macs, although not a more powerful platform, access the ~Web just as efficiently as the PCs do. The Web can be a very pusy place. Picture it as a highway. In a traffic jam a Porsche will make it from point A to B just as quickly as a Yugo. - Internet utilities such as email, Telnex, lynx and ftp are also accessible in the Mac lab, and they all run very well. !SCA can also be accessed from the Mac lab as well as any other terminal or networked computer on campus, not just the.ones in the Hoyt lab. The problem is,. most people do not know how.


Here are some more facts about the Hoyt computer lab and ISCA: In the two years that I have attended PSC not a single programming class has been taught in the Hoyt lab. Very rarely we may go on a "field trip" to the lab. Last fall my class spent maybe a totalof90 minutes in the lab, hardly "monopolizing'; it. ISCA is not a telecommunications program. Kermit, Procomm and even possibly Netscape fall into this category, but certainly not ISCA. ISCA was set up as an acadeR;tic computing system by the University of Iowa. Through ISCA, an individual can post questions, thoughts and ideas on an electronic bulletin board that is vjewed by thousands of people daily. This is a great way to get feedback from people all over the country. Unfortunately, most Peruvians do not use !SCA for its intended purpose. Message-express seems to be the most popular !SCA tool that people use, but after four or five weeks, it seems to lose its novelty on the !SCA newbies. Comments on the "unwritten rule" and "a much stabler (sic) solution": Nothing is more exciting than getting

a dot matrix printout of Miss July and looking at it as I think of all the great things I could be doing with the printout of the recipes I have downloaded. And to say that the fees are squandered during the nighttime hours is purely ignorant. Although we may not have Bill Gates working our labs, most of the workers are fairly well versed on the operation of the systems which they are responsible for. To charge only students who have computer-related classes would work fine IF we also charged all faculty and . students who use any Internet utility the same amount a commercial service provider would: about twenty bucks per month. It is unfortunate that more students do not take advantage of the computer services that are available here on campus. To have a working knowledge of computers and the Internet certainly will not hurt one's chance of getting a job, unless, of course, the perspective employer is a disciple of Ted Kaczynski.


thing when you really need it? Well, luckily, I did markedly improve in the next few days, apparently the recipient of that insidious viral infection. I returned to school after missing a whole week. (The makeup work alone may send me into a relapse.) However, my little mini-scare really made me think about what's important. The possibility of having _IDS really makes a five-page Shakespeare paper look like a booger! And, the thought of any kind of an "oma" makes me rethink the concept of a bad-hair day. How 'bout a no-hair day? Finally, being gone from this place for awhile really made me-well, happy and relaxed come to mind: But, in all fairness, out-of-sync and jonesin' for school also come to mind. I know that sounds a bit sick and twisted, but, hey, what can I say, that's me! I missed everythiog about PSC-from the parking (or lack thereof) to the pop quizzes to the pasty potatoes and gravy in the cafeteria. But mainly, I missed the people. And, much to my surprise and de! ight. people actually missed me, too. I'm glad to be back just in time to-leave again? How am I going to make it through the summer without this place? Guess I'll just have to somehow endure the sun and fun until September when many of us will be back to do it again. I can hardly wait!


Will Nanse

lundak says advertisement reflects contemporary racism Dear Editor: Thank you for printing the advertisement for the breathtaking Canon color copier by the Auburn. Newspapers. "See red ... " dramatically expressed by the African American male; probably supposed to be about 12 to 14, with eyes glaring and fists clenched, gave me a wonderful opportunity to demonstrate in Psychology 255, Psychology of Human Rel~tiO!JS, not so sµbtle ster~typing and

contemporary racism. There is no justifiable reason for using such a negative, stereotypical image to motivate people in southeast Nebraska to buy any product. Joel Lundak, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Psychology Instructor of "Psychology of Human Relations" Member of the campus Multicultural Committee

Editor's Note: We at the Times do not condone racism, nor do we encourage degrading sterotypes or behavior that would purposely try to hurt someone. Obviously, Auburn Newspapers is not going to purposely degrade a race to sell copies. We didn't see any negative stereotyping when we agreed to nin the advertisment-we saw the kid as a kid . ...,..T,D.

The staff of the Times would like to take this opportunity to thank Chris Raabe, Dan Ketelsen and Matt Uher for their time, devotion and talents that they have loaned to the Times and the students of Peru State over the last few years. Chris's vast knowledge of sports, Matt's devotion to follow whatever was asked of him through and Dan's-well, Dan is Dan-will be greatly missed. Unfortunately, they will have to be replaced, but their influence will be with the Times for years to come. We extend our best wishes for career success and enjoyment which will be achieved, thanks to their education at Peru State. Thanks guys.

·Hendricks to spend summer with Miami Dolphins ACES sp?nsor .


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By Freedom Robinson How are you spending your summer'? Counseling at a summer camp? Going home to work? Taking summer classes at PSC'? Gregg Hendricks. junior sports management major. will he spending his summer doing an internship with the Miami Dolphins foot hall team. From June 8 until the end of August. Hendricks will he working under Joe Ciminio. the assistant equipment manager for the Dolphins. with a chance to intern for the Dolphins during the .1996 foothall season. Hendricks will he performing the same tasks for the Dolphins as he does. for the Bobcat football team. He will be in charge of laundering 'the players' uniforms: making sure the game field is ready to play on: preparing for tlie games: transporting to and from the airports: and making sure everything is cfean. prepared and ready to go, · When asked how he prepared for an imemship like this. Hendricks said. ··Everything that I need to know I learned .at PSC in the last four ye'ars hy working under the supervision of previous head football coach Monty Meadows. [<:urrent head coach] Dick Strittmatter and Kevin Miller. wlio is defensive coordinator." Hendricks· received his internship p9siJion with the help of Peru State's Career Services. He mailed a letter and a resume to all but se1·en of the ;·l{f·H~S§}tll!_al,fooJb!,tH~pams .. ·£ie was · •)!i~Scn·~Sf011e oJ the. four or fi·ve in. terns'. with a' chance to stay <in for the entire foothall season. Hendricks credits Ted Harshharger. director of


Cooperative Education and Career Services, with helping him get the intership. All of the other teams he wrote to responded. but the positions were full. The teams said they would keep his name on file and see if they needed him next year. The Dolphins wanted Hendricks to begin his internship in April and stay until August. He worked it out with his instructors to leave early, but he

could not find housing until the camp started. Once training begins housing will not be a problem. Hendricks will stay in the hotel right across from the stadium, all of his meals will be paid for, and he will receive a $600 monthly allowance. Hendricks said, "I feel anticipation;


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The PSC chapter of the Associa.. · tion of Challenged and Enabled Students (ACES), for students with physical and learning disabilities, hosted a special bowling tourna-' · :, ment on April 25 at Auburn Lanes. ' One of the tournament's three games featured a unique challenge for each person on the four-member teams. One bowler's vision was impared by the use of light-proof goggles, and another bowled with socks on his or her hands. A third member bowled with the arm opposite the one they were accustomed to using. All of the imparements were designed to simulate types of disabilities which affect millions of Americans, noted Chuck Lanning, senior and ACES member. Bowlers didn't have their choice· of disability, just like people in real life don't have a choice, explained Amy Rut, senior ACES member; each person received their disability through a random drawing. The team from PSC Student Support Services were the high rollers for the event while the team from Southeast Nebraska Developmental Services (SENDS) won a close second. PSC Council for Exceptional Children placed third, and CAB/ Student Senate and the Nebraska School for the Visually Handicapped placed fourth and fifth. respectively.











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Deisley, wins first annual Dec_ker's Grocery IPOTY award By Chris Raabe The ballots have been tabulated, and Jason Deisley has been named the Intramural Player of the Year for 1995-1996. Deisley, known as "King Comeback" in intramural circles, won the closest voting in the history of the Decker's Grocery Intramural Player ofthe Year Award. The scene was set on a chilly March evening. Deisley's team, the Eager Beavers, was trailing the favored KGuns in the first round of the Men's Intramural Basketball Tournament. One teammate had been ejected just prior to the intermission and a second one fouled out with seven minutes left in regulation. Any normal team would have called it quits, trailing by five points with only three men left to play. But the

Eager Beavers were no normal team, and Jason Deisley was not a normal man. The junior wildlife ecology major from Holdrege took over. ' As the clock wound down, Deisley matched the K-Guns shot foe shot. With six seconds left on the clock, Deisley pulled down a rebound and raced the length of the court. He pulled up at the top of the key and buried a 12-footjumper over two defenders. The bucket gave the Eager Beavers a 64-63 win on the wings of a miraculous performance by Deisley. In our modern era of·intramurals, seldom does one man rule like a Greek god over the weekend-warrior's world in the same way Jason Deisley did. His name shall ring eternal with intramural athletics.

IPOTY VOTING RESULTS Jason Deisley Kristina Kreifels and Rhonda Jilg Jamie Stinson Fredd Ward Jen Froeschl Chris Raabe (write-in)

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tournament will advance to Hastings for regionals. The victor in Hastings will then go to nationals in Alabama. "I'm looking forward to this weekend because we have improved as a team tremendously from day one. With a little more perseverance, the outcome of the weekend will be positive," said senior third baseman Jill Madsen. Madsen is currently leading the team with a .361 batting average, with 30 homeruns and 39 RB I's.

Many people are unaware of the relationship that the Peru State Softball team has with country singer Willie Nelson. No they aren't being stalked by the IRS, but they are consistently finding themselves playing on the road, again. This weekend, the 'Cats will travel · to Sioux City (IA) for the sectional tournament. The top two teams of the


.SENIOR JEN DAPPEN IS POISED to score from second base in recent Bobcat action. Dappen is tied for the team. lead in doubles. with Jill Madsen, belting out 12 so far this season. -photo by Andrea Tee

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Peru State." McGooden lit up the crowd on the Last Saturday night at Richfield opening play of the game by going Stadium in Minneapolis, MN, Nick 40 yards on a pass reception. Loften fylaher, Sunny Lofton, Jacob provided key blocks on several plays, Stallworth and Shane McGooden rep- while Maher and Stall worth harrassed resented the Peru State football pro- opposing offenders. Peru State Head Football Coach gram in an NAIA Division II All-Star football game. All four played well Dick Strittmatter said about the game, and were singled out by Coach Rich- "I thought it was a good experience ard Jones who said, "I'm very im- for all of the guys. I think they had pressed with the quality of players at some fun and they all played well."

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Baseball team hopes to use recent experiences as nspring-board 'y Greg Wolfe As the Bobcat men's baseball team winds up their ;eason, they have the sub-regional tournament and high-quality competition to look forward to. Assistant coach Shawn Exner, who is familiar with the regional competition, says, "We're probably in che toughest region in the United States." Coach Dave Teske feel the 'Cats are a force to be reckoned with. "Coaches around the region have been talking, and they don't want to play us because our record doesn't indicate the talent we have on this team," said coach Teske. "We've improved a lot this season, and I'm looking forward to seeing the players turn it up a notch in the tournaments." The players see the same improvements and are hoping to peak toward sub-regional time. "The . games this week are the last games for us to prepare [for the sub-regional tournament]," said sophomore designated hitter Shane VanOene. "Hopefully_ we'll be able to learn from and use them as a springboard into the tournaments." With the season nearing an end, the team took a look back at what has been accomplished. Teske said, "We're going to use the high level of compe·tition and everything we've learned. It's like we're going into a second season with a dean slate, and now we know what has to be done, and we'll do our best to accomplish it." Sophomore first baseman Sean Guilfoyle also took a look back over the season and said, "The pitching and hitting have been on different roads throughout the season. Now with these _two elements and a supporting cast coming together, it produces a good equation going into the post season." The baseball team's home schedule is now complete, and the team would like to thank alrthe fans for coming out to support them through rain or shine. Some of you die-hard Bobcat fans may want to join in the spirit as the men travel to Sioux City for Sub-Regionals on May 9-11.

Well, the time has come for me to bid farewell to tl1e scenic mystery of Peru State College. Most of you are probably breathing a sigh of relief, as I drift away from the campus of a ·housand oaks. · The life I !)ave lived on the hallowed campus of PSC has not always been a picture perfect one. I like to call it the path less traveled by. Dr. Bill "Grisley Adams" Clemente taught me that. Athletics at Peru State College have been a rollercoaster ride for the past four years. I have seen the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. I've been in a frenziedAWAC an<l a silent Al Wheeler Activity Center. When I came to Peru State College in 1992, things were quite different.

FIRST BASEMAN GREG WOLFE. JUNIOR. RECEIVES A PICK OFF THROW in diamond action at the Complex field earlier this season. Uncooperative weather hos drastically reduced the number of games the Bobcats were to ploy this season. -photo by Dan Ketelsen


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WO remained constant through all my parking just plain ·sucks. 'en •'S years; Have you ever read the poster, "EvI



with Chris Raabe Delzell didn't have cable. The football team couldn't !Ose; i:i,either could the basketball teams for that matter. Pop could be taken into theAWAC. Fan support was at an all-time high, and people drove through campus on a regular basis. Now, people can't get

erything I need to know, I learned in Kindergarten"? I have comprised my own little work of wisdom. "Almost everything I need to know, I learned at Peru State College." I learned sometimes you can get by only visiting a class four times a year, and sometimes you can't. A cold shower and coffee will not sober you up for a mid-term exam. Decker's Grocery Store has everything a college student needs: beer, chips and dip. Brick walls can always be repaired. And the worst tasting mixed

drink is a glass of Peru water. I also learned that all night classes go way too long. Fees will always increase. Bird feeders CAN keep a man busy for an entire semester. And Dr. Snyder's World Civilizations before 1500 was the best eight o'clock class I took. But most importantly, be as involved as you can and have fun. You'll have plenty of time to sleep when you're dead. Remember, Peru State College is not just an experience. It is a state of mind. I leave you with a few predictions about the future of Peru State College. 1999- Peru State has a million-man New Year's Eve ]5arty. 2000- One million people wake up on New Year's Day and say, "Where

the hell is Peru? How did I get here?" 2001- "Flag" finishes his doctorate and begins his college teaching career at Peru State College. 20JO- Peru State gets a robotic maintenance department. However, they all perish tragically when the new robotic sprinklers go off during a visit from the Board of Trustees who are also robots. 2020- The second big earthquake strikes Nemaha County. Everything east of the Missouri falls into the . ocean. Peru thrives as a coastal town .. Dr. Clemente becomes the oldest mayor in the country. October I 5, 2025- The Chicago Cubs beat the Tokyo Dragons in the World Series. October 16, 2025- Hell freezes over, and the world comes to an end.


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By Troy Moraine

Jean-Claude Van Damme makes his directing debut in the movie The Quest. Hopefully, he will never direct another movie again. He stars in this film with movie veteran Roger Moore. Even after the movie was over I couldn't figure out what the point was. It was boring, boring and even



more boring. Van Damme is on a quest to win a tournament, where the greatest fighters all over the world are going to be. Sounds good, right? Wrong. The only way you can enter this tournament is by special invitation only, and with the invitation you get a map with the lost city on it. So Van Damme and Moore tag along with the U.S.A. heavyweight boxing cham-

And for the first time, no crac/(

pion of the world. He doesn't know what .is going on, he just thinks they are his servants. At first Van Damme's goal is to steal the solid gold dragon that is going to be there, but instead he wants to win it. The first hourand 15 minutes of the movie is Van Damme, Moore and the boxer traveling to the lost city. No action, no suspense, no nothing! By the time these guys get there, I was

ready to go home, but I stayed. The tournament starts, and right off the bat you know who Van Damme is going to fight in the final round, the biggest and worst guy 'there. Van Damme takes the place of the boxer, and the boxer helps him train.for the fights. Finally, there was some action in the movie, but even the fighting was boring. There was nothing new or origi-

nal in this movie. I have seen it all many, many times before. After sitting through the movie for two hours, the only thing good I could come up with about this movie wa~ that it was over. Do not go see this movie. I repeat, do not go see this movie, unless you arc having problems sleeping at night. I give it half a star out of five.

taurant." Czirr is having a food IV inserted on May 15, and it will be removed Aug 7-DON'T MISS IT! Pulling a Ted Kaczynski, Russell Crouch, sophomore everything major, said "I will be hiding out!" He is currently under 24 hour observation. Spencer Duncan, senior math education major, will be employed at a child care facility and bartending at night. "I will be rejuvenating myself to come back next year." We hear the kids like his special fruit juice martinis and milk shaken, not stirred. Arny Petry, freshman elementary education major, plans to work at a fireworks stand and plans to take a trip to Chicago. Juliane Lee, sophomore language arts/secondary education major, will be also be taking a trip to Chicago as

well as a trip to Walt Disney World. "I also plan on going to the pool every day." Allegedly, Lee and Petry will be meeting in Chicago with some fireworks and Mickey Mouse ears starting a three state rampage which will conclude in late July. Watch your news for states and times in your area. Several students are tying !he knot this summer. Laura Lea Lowrey. junior business administration/ marketing option, and Amber Hypse, senior language arts/secondary education major, arc just a couple of students who will be walking down the aisle. One thing is for certain. Peru State students will not be lacking in the activities department this summer!

HOROSCOPES FOR ~~~f}2i~{;! Diseases have never been pretty, and we're sure that some statistic somewhere shows that more diseases are contracted during the summer than any other season. Medical terms are· often too complex for people to pronounce, let alone fit on one piece of paper. So, the medical world has used names of famous people who have been stricken by a disease to make the disease more user friendly. As a·· service to you, our devoted readers, we have compiled a list of diseases that should be watched for this summer that have afflicted celebreties born under your sign.

CAPRICORN Annie Lennox Disease: Warning signs-you may find yourself cross dressing and singing Eurythmics songs. Cure-a swift kick in the . head.

AOtmmus 2tl-~ ·Edgar Bergen Disease: Warning signsc.:....:yoti will be 'Overcome with the desire to sew buttons on your hand. Cure-see the movie "Magic." (F

Jack Kerouac Disease: Warning signs-you will find yourself saying "man" in slang terms as well as traveling a lot, being tragically hip and drinking excessively ... wait ...that doesn't sound all that bad. ARIES (M 9) Chico Marx Disease: Warning signs-you may find yourselfassociating with people who paint mustaches on their faces. plus you'll finda you-self-a talkin'a like-a dis-a. Cure-carry around a bicycle horn (see Harpo Marx disease and consult a psychoanalyst before trying this method).

TAIJIUIS (A 20·M 20) Mad Cow Disease: Warning signs-your friends may find you ly':: ing dead on your kitchen tloor for no apparent reason. holding part of a cheeseburger in your hand. Curc-

Toi'u. GEMINI (M 21-J 21) John F. Kennedy, Jr. Disease: Warning signs-the impulse to start up a worthless magazine overcomes you, yet you've got the money so why not spend it. Another symptom: on reflection. you realize you·ve had way too .much good luck lately. Cureget involved with a person who's last name rhymes with Kennedy-like Schmemedy, Enerdy, or Kersey (slant rhyme] (Alternate Cure: buy your dad's chair for $800,000) CIUICER (J 22-Jy 22) Louis Armstrong Disease: Warning signs-you might say to yourself, "What a wonderful world!" in a low, gruff voice. Cure-waking up to reality twice a day should do the trick.

Jay North Disease: Warning signsyou find yourself walking up to complete strangers, with terror in your eyes, yelling "I was Dennis the Menace! Really I was! I have pictures! See, that's Mr. Wilson! Oh, why don't you see, you simple fool! Why! Why! Why!" Cure-work at an independently operated fast food joint until you get fired for insubordination. {~

George Jones Disease: Warning signs-due to your flamboyant lifestyle, you may find yourself forgetting ... well, everything-'what you're doing on stage, what the words to your songs are, why you tried a comeback in a world of country music which no longer has a place for you. You know, that kind of stuff. Cure-STOP LOVING HER, TODAY! llBRA {S 23-0 23) Thelonious Monk Disease: Warning signs-you pac~ back and forth and repeat, ..'Thelonious. Thelonious? Felonious. Polonious. Thelonious." Obsession overtakes you. Cure-you find out who Thelonious Monk is and wonder, "What the hell was I obsessing about?" The rest of your summer will go well (more of a virus).

By Heather Joy Layson

. If you run across a Peru State student this summer you might hear them say several different things. One may be, "Would you like some fries with that?" Another may be, "Take a step to my left; you are blocking my sun!" Yet another may be, "So what if we go to school together! Get out of my yard!" Summer jobs may be the one time of the year that students worry about the hours they work, rather than the money they make while others work three jobs to develop a nest egg for an upcoming semester. Genelle Czirr, sophomore psychology/sociology major, will be overworking this summer. "I have four jobs: two babysitting, one at a movie theatre and the other at a Keno res-

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SCORPIO (0 24-N 21) Jodie Foster Disease: Warning signs-you start feeling your insides ripping apart to the base of your very soul and within 48 hours. you're dcad ... wait. that's cbola .. No, wait. .. THAT IS JODIE FOSTER DISEASE. Cure-yeah. right. SAGITTARIUS (N 22-D 21) Mark Twain Disease: Warning signs-you start making up names for fictitious diseases and symptoms to scare people who actually read these things. Cure-get a tan, spend summer in Mexico as "Juan Portillo." wear a fake mustache (man or woman), rise to power as the leader of the poor, eat tofu, find the cure for AIDS and cancer only to Jose them in a poker game to a royal flush (he had to have been cheating-I had four ·jacks), come back in the fall and lie about everything.







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1995-1996 The Times (Peru, Ne) - issues 1-12  

1995-1996 newspaper issues 1-12 for Peru State College, Peru, Nebraska

1995-1996 The Times (Peru, Ne) - issues 1-12  

1995-1996 newspaper issues 1-12 for Peru State College, Peru, Nebraska