The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, October 14, 1997, Page 2, Image 2
THE MOOSE’S TOOTH > 11_ Bring 1 can of food for entry. SLIDE SHOWS & EVENTS Oct 2 Thursday North Face sponsored slide show 7:30 pm Lincoln store Oct 3 Friday North Face sponsored slide show 7:00 pm Omaha store Oct 4 Saturday Grand Opening of NewXocation 10:00 am Omaha store Oct 13 Monday 50 Classic Climbs slide show 7:30 pm Omaha store I Oct 14 T uesday 50 Classic Climb slide show I 7:30 pm Lincoln store ft Praise Sing Tonight 425 University Terrace (Behind Pound I Dorm) 436-7177 8:00 Sing Along With Great Christian Music Attention All CBA Students CBA Open House for Juniors and Seniors October 14 5:00-6:30 First floor atrium in CBA. Please stop by GBA 13.8 or call 472-2310 before 1:00 today to RSVP Vou even get free pizza, pop and ice cream If you’re a Width whiz, you’ll know it’s a gVCtit clcul. (If you’re not, well, you can come along, too.) Hey, we all know college students don’t have a lot of money to throw around. That’s why Amtrak* is such a great deal. With prices like these, you can afford to visit friends and family every weekend. And, with the Student Advan tage® Card, you save 15% on your ticket. The savings really add up. For more information, call your travel agent or 1-800-USA-RAIL. Trains depart from the Amtrak station at 201 N. 7th Street, Lincoln, NE. I_I 1-800-96-AMTRAK 'Fares shown are each way based on round-trip purchase, apply to coach travel only and are sub|ect to availability Reservations may be required. No multiple discounts. Fares, schedules and restrictions are subject to change without notice Hosts give air time to chalking debate I By Matthew Waite Senior Reporter A week after the “Three Men and a German” talk show on KRNU-FM found itself in the center of controver sy, they learned on the air Monday night they can breathe a little easier. The show, which airs Monday nights on 90.3, spent most of its two hour time slot to talk about the furor they may have inadvertently caused. A caller to the show a week ago said he was not happy with the National Coming Out Week chalkings on campus sidewalks. The hosts told the marrthat he should voice his opin ions, but said the opinions shouldn’t be derogatory. They even gave some chalk out to people who came to the station. When they left, the four hosts found anti-gay chalkings on the side walks. Monday night, one of the people who got a piece of chalk called them to say he did not write what has been branded as hate speech. The caller said he wrote one thing - “Masturbation is for everyone” - and did not do “anything wrong.” The hosts, however, did read an apology over the air. David Pedersen apologized to the groundskeepers who had to clean up the chalk, to broadcasting majors and professors and to gay students for any harm they may have called. Pedersen said, however, that they did not apologize for the show. “These topics need to be dis cussed,” he said. The show featured Alison Knudsen of the Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Resource Center, and Brian Franz from Someone You Know. Knudsen said that while they should not have given out the chalk, the “Three Men and German” show did not mean to cause trouble. “I can think of nothing you said that could be construed as homopho bic,” she said. Klaus Marre, one of the hosts, said the ignorance displayed on the side walks shows there needs to be more discussion. “This is what the show is all about; speaking out what’s on your mind,” he said. “It would be delusional to think we’re going to patch things up. “But maybe we can help a little.” Conference inspires Hispanics By Lindsay Young Staff Reporter Five stars dotted the banner hang ing at the 15th annual U.S. Hispanic Leadership Conference,~They repre sented diversity, pride, community, unity and empowerment. Thousands of Hispanic high school and college students gathered in Chicago for the conference Wednesday, and they left Sunday with feelings to match those repre sented^ that banner. Members of the UNL’s Mexican American Student Association who attended the conference said they were excited to bring the enthusiasm from the conference back to the numbers who didn’t attend. “It empowers everyone who goes, and we try to spread this to the group and get them motivated,” Gabrielle Dalton, president of MAS A, said. The conference was held by the Hispanic Leadership Institute. The importance of voting and becoming involved polkibalfy Was a major emphasis of the conference, Dalton said. Various congressmen inspired students to get involved in the politi cal process, said Lori Lopez Urdiales, staff assistant for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Office of Admissions. Juan Izaguirre, vice president of MASA, said seeing people who have succeeded gave him the motivation to believe he could succeed. Izaguirre, a sopljomore social sci ences major, s'aid listening to Hispanic leaders motivated students to graduate from high school and col lege, and continue to get a doctorate. Speakers such as Lt. Col. Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch - who spoke on campus for Xicano Awareness Week last year - spoke at breakfast, lunch and dinner, keeping the energy up throughout the week end, Izaguirre said. He said the moti vational speakers were some of the best in the nation. Izaguirre said most of the work shops he attended dealt with creating community. He said he learned what people rely on to fulfill needs and wants. And, he said, the conference encouraged the use of the word “we” rather than “I.” Other issues addressed through I workshops and speakers included Control of power, establishment of professional relationships, network ing and the motivation to get involved and stay involved. Because 7,000 students from all over the country attended, it was hard for students to meet everyone. As a result the conference sponsored dances and activities to give them a chance to meet more people and net work, Izaquirre said. The conference started in 1983, and the first organizers expected 300 people to attend, Dalton said. Instead, 600 people showed up for the confer ence. Attendance has steadily grown over the years. Daltdn said the conference achieved its goat of empowering its participants. She said that aside from receiving a lot of information, she was motivated. , “(The conference) said ‘You can do it and you need to do it,’” Dalton said. “The pride and unity were defi nitely there.” Dalton said MASA members had to do a lot of fund raising for the event, but the members seemed glad j that they did it. “I asked if it was worth it, and they said, ‘Definitely - without ^ doubt,’” Dalton said. Urdiales agreed. “Anyone who went for the first time, I feel that they got an inspiring and motivational message - especial ly the young people who went to con tinue their education,” she said. “One way to empower is through educa tion. The message was very loud and clear.” 1 -- i MASA president wins Andrade scholarship By Lindsay Young Staff Reporter Gabrielle Dalton got more than motivation last weekend at the U.S. Hispanic Leadership Conference in Chicago - she was awarded $1,000 on the first day. Dalton, president of the Mexican American Student Association, was one of the 30 winners of the Juan Andrade Scholarship. Winners of the scholarship received $ 1,000 and an all-expense paid trip to the conference. Juan Andrade is the presi dent of the Hispanic Leadership fi Institute^ Which runs the Chicago conference. Lori Lopez Urdiales, staff assistant in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Office of Admissions, wrote a recom mendation for Dalton and attended the conference. “Anyone who is from Nebraska was real proud to see Gabe recognized at the confer ence,” Urdiales said. “She real ly did make us proud." Requirements for the schol arship include being a full-time undergraduate student, submit ting an application and a photo, writing an essay and obtaining two letters of recommendation. Dalton said she thought her involvement with MASA and her work with the Mexican Awareness Through Association at the Nebraska State Penitentiary played a part in receiving the award. Urdiales said the institute looks for students who are lead ers within their community off and on campus, students who excel academically and students who volunteer time with com munity arid eamf>i& projects. She said they also look for students who can organize groups and move toward goals and objectives. Dalton was the right person to receive the scholarship, Urdiales said. “I feel Gabe is one of the most inspiring and greatly moti vated and potential leaders in our community and state.” P Questions? Comments? Ask for the appropriate section editor at (402) 472-2588 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Fax number: (402) 472-1761 World Wide Web: www.unl.edu/DailyNeb The Daily Nebraskan (USPS144-080) is published by the UNL Publications Board, Nebraska Union 34, 1400 R St., Lincoln, NE 68588-0448, Monday through Friday duming the academic year; weekly during the summer sessions.The public has access to the Publications Board. 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