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   from the issue of December 6, 2007

Campus shops offer diverse options


The perfect holiday gift may be just on the other side of campus.

A lunch-hour sojourn across City or East campus offers a variety of shopping opportunities - ranging from Husker garb and Dairy Store goodies, to Broadway show stoppers and massages.

Two campus shops - the UNL Dairy Store and the N Shop - are marking the holiday season in new locations.

The N Shop, managed by Vi Schroeder, moved from Nebraska Hall to the Wick Alumni Center in August. And the Dairy Store now has two locations, the traditional site in the Food Industry Complex and a branch store in the Nebraska Union which opened in September.

"From the time I started here in October (2006), I wanted to take the Dairy Store to City Campus," said Courtney Wilson, manager of the Dairy Store. "I thought it would be a good way to further link the two campuses together."

The Nebraska Union site offers ice cream sales, gift certificates, and meat and cheese gift boxes ranging from the Pioneer ($9.95) to the Sky Box ($44.95). The gift boxes are also sold at the East Campus store and online at

"The last day we guarantee delivery by Christmas is Dec. 14," Wilson said. "But, we will be shipping orders up to noon Dec. 21."

Gifts bearing UNL's academic "N" are available at the N Shop.

"We have a display cabinet on the first floor of the Wick Alumni Center that has a sample of every item we offer," Schroeder said. "People can walk in, look the items over and place an order."

New items include a silver academic "N" charm and "N" cuff-links. Other unique items include golf umbrellas, scarves and ties. Prices range from $1 (luggage tags and pens) to $35 (scarves).

N Shop merchandise can be viewed and ordered online at Sales tax (7 percent) will be added to all personal purchases.

To fuel Big Red spirit, the University Bookstore and Husker Authentic offer a wide range of Husker merchandise.

For a night on the town, campus shoppers can purchase tickets to Husker athletic events, a Lied Center for Performing Arts show or catch a film at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center.

Both the Lied and Ross offer individual-event tickets or gift certificate options. For more information, go online to or

High-tech options - including ever-popular iPods - are available at UNL Computer Shop locations.

Books are also an easy gift choice, available at the University Bookstore and through University of Nebraska Press (

For a unique exchange, campus shoppers can venture to gift shops at the University of Nebraska State Museum (Morrill Hall) or the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery.

The Discovery Shop in Morrill Hall offers a variety of natural history related toys and games, dinosaur and ancient mammal figures, plush animals, T-shorts, books and jewelry.

The Sheldon shop also offers a variety of items, ranging from fine art posters to unique jewelry tooled by area artists.

For a hand-crafted gift, the UNL Clay Club will be selling its wares Dec. 14-15 in Richards Hall, room 118. All work for sale is made by UNL ceramics students. The pieces range from functional pottery and vessels to sculpture. Profits from the sale help fund the club's visiting artist program, field trips and conference attendance.

Sale hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 14, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 15.

And, if you are shopping for someone who needs to burn off some steam or is searching for a bit of relaxation, Campus Recreation offers a number of recreation and massage opportunities. For a complete listing of Campus Rec membership, class and massage offerings, go online to



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