The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, October 14, 1997, Page 2, Image 2

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Oct 2 Thursday
North Face sponsored slide show
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Grand Opening of NewXocation
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CBA Open House
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October 14
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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
When they left, the four hosts
found anti-gay chalkings on the side
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
“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
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
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
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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
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
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.”
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