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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (April 19, 1999)
SHANTA GRIFFIN dances at
the International House’s
Bridging Differences event
Sunday night in the
Centennial Ballroom at the
Union. Griffin and three
other students danced to
“Papa Plus” by Koffi
International House puts on diversity event
By Nicole Hall
Thirteen groups bridged the differ
ence of diversity Sunday night. The
International House put on its first ever
Bridging Differences event.
The International House originated
from two floors of Cather Hall. It start
ed with four students who saw a need
this year to bring back the International
House that died off from Piper Hall.
The group’s recent beginning has
not stopped it from playing host to 10
major events in their first year.
Bridging Differences is the organiza
tion’s last and largest event.
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All campus groups were invited to
participate in this event. Thirteen
responded and 10 contributed.
“This is the biggest event dealing
with this issue,” said Yow Lian Tay, pro
gram director for Bridging the Gap.
Despite the lower than anticipated
attendance of campus organizations,
enthusiasm for the event was strong.
“We expect next year to be very
successful,” Tay said.
The participation by campus orga
nizations was very diverse. The groups
all had the common goal of breaking
down stereotypes and building unity
across campus while paying attention
The event began with the groups
displaying their material and presenta
tions by representatives prepared to
explain the stance of the organization
on campus diversity.
The Association of Students of the
University of Nebraska - one of the
participating groups - had a main
objective of showing support for the
international student body on campus.
The group was recruiting students, par
ticularly foreign students, to apply for a
position on its International Student
“The committee is now composed
of American students,” said Alana
Cent, a junior agriculture and natural
ASUN is also trying to build a liai
son between American and
“It’s their university too,” Cent said.
The Lincoln Friends of Foreign
Students - an organization that works
to build leadership skills of internation
al students on the UNL campus - was
also in attendance.
The group works to build relation
ships between the community and
international students by assigning stu
dents to families in the community.
The greek system also gave repre
sentation to the evening’s event. Phi
Gamma Delta and¥i Kappa Alpha
both expressed the need to diminish the
stereotypes that greeks have concern
ing international students and the inter
national students have about the
“There are biases on both sides,”
said Tom Scott, a junior education
Pi Kappa Alpha advocated more
diverse representation within die greek
“The whole greek system needs to
become more diverse,” said Nick Fitch,
rush chairman of Pi Kappa Alpha and a
sophomoru secbndafy education
The Residence Hall Association
was also in attendance.
RHA deals with international soci
ety regularly. It decided to bridge the
gap by sharing poetry, art, and poems.
Because of an editing error, the Daily Nebraskan incorrectly stated
how much the price of a pack of cigarettes would rise under an amend
ment proposed by Sen. David Landis. The price would rise by 30 cents
Because of an editing and a reporting error in Friday’s Daily
Nebraskan, Ryan Fandrich, a performer of NU mascot Lil’ Red, was
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