"Kaleidoscope continues with movies, comedian." November 19, 1996.

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"Kaleidoscope continues with movies, comedian." November 19, 1996.
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Asian Kaleidoscope Month articles and advertisements in the Florida Alligator
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English
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Burkdoll, Amy
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Independent Florida Alligator
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Gainesville, FL
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University of Florida
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University of Florida
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TUESDAY. NOVEMBER 19, 1996,ALLIGATOR,9I{aleidoscopecontinueswithmovies,comedianByAmyBurkdollAlligatorWriter------JulieWatsonsaidsheoftenfeelscurrentsofdiscriminationdriftthroughthecampusair.Theeducationsophomoresaidherfriendsoftenwilluseminoritiesasthebuttoftheirjokes."It'simmature,"Watsonsaid."There'smoreto lifethanjustwhoyouare."ItisthesestudentswhoarethetargetofAsianAwarenessMonth,whichcontinuesthroughtheendofthemonth.AsianKaleidoscope,whichissponsoredbytheAsianStudentUnionandotherstudentorganizations,isamonthlongarrayofeventspromotingAsianculture.ASU,withthehelpoftheReitzUnionProductionsCommittee,hasselecteda seriesofAsianfilmsthatwillbeshownthroughouttheweek.ASUPresidentLillianBascosaidtheytriedtopickoutavarietyoffilmsthatappealtoallAsianstudents,includingChinese,Korean,Filipino,Vietnamese,JapaneseandIndian.But"TheGateOfHeavenlyPeace,"adocumentaryaboutthe1989studentprotestandmassacreinBeijing,isa filmallstudentscanrelateto,Bascosaid."Wecanlearnfromthepast,"shesaid."Themorewebecomeeducated,thelesslikelytheeventswillhappenanywhere."Alsothisweek,FilipinocomedianAlManalowill poke'funatAmericanstereotypestowardAsiansWednesdaynightattheOrange&Brew.Bascosaidthiseventwill beaneffectivewaytoreachpeoplewhoarenotAsianbecausehumorspeakstoeveryone,regardlessofrace.Manalo's.Orange&Brewperformance,co-sponsoredbytheFilipinoStudentUnion,willbehisfirstinFlorida.HehasproducedanumberofFilipinotelevisionshows,includingthecomedianshowcase"What'sinMyRice?"Bascosaiditiseventslikethesethatwillhelpunifyadiversifiedcampus."Youcaneasilybecomecultured,"Bascosaid."Justab sop.It allin.It'slikebecomingmoreempowered,andyou'renotasignorant."frompage1LABButthatisnotthecase,StudentBodyPresidentBrianBurgoonsaid."It'snotourlab,it'sthestudents'lab,"Burgoonsaid."Thisissomethingforeverystu demt touse."Whentheissueofchargingstudentstousecomputersoncampusfirstarose,BurgoonsaidSGinsistedthatstudentsbeallowedtousetheReitzUnionlabwithoutbeingcharged."Wehaveneverchargeda feeinthepast,andIdon'tthinkthatcharginga fee'isright,"hesaid.StudentBodyTreasurerJo'sephStadlenalsosaidwhenthelabwasestablishedthatchargingstudentswasnotanissue."Nowthatthisisanissue,wearestilltryingtoincreasetheresourcesthatSGprovidesforstudentswithoutcharginga fee,"Stadlensaid."Iencourageallstudentstousethis."frompage4WOMENworkshops.Theicebreakerwillfocus on teambuildingandpersonalleadershipstyle.Anotheraspectofthisyear'scon ference isthatitcoincideswiththe50thanniversaryofwomenattendingUFandthe25thanniversaryofwomen'sathletics.Formerleadershipconference directors alsohavebeeninvitedtocelebratetheconfer ence's10thyear. "We'veexpandeda lotsincetheThelabcameintobeingfouryearsagowhenS.Gprovidedthespaceonthethirdfloor,theUnionprovidedthelaborandtheCIRCAprovidedtheconnectionstotheUFcomputersystemandtheinitialequipment,UniondirectorDavidKratzersaid.HealsosaidSGhascontinuedtoupgradeandreplacetheequipmentinthelab."StudentGovernmentisreallyincharge,butIthinkitsuptoallofustoheighten'theawarenessoftheplace,"Kratzersaid.Althoughmanypeopleareunawareofthelab,attimesitbecomescrowdedbecausethelabonlycontainsabout20computers,saidPamelaBourg,aUnionprogramassistant."Duringexamtimesitreallygetscrowded,andweusuallyenforce atwo-hourtimelimit,"Bourgsaid.Despitehavingtofightoffcrowdsattimes,StudentBody VicePresidentLisaMedfordsaidthelabisusuallyaquietplacetotypeapaperorlooksomethingupbeginning,"Limsaid."Whenthisfirststarted,therewereaboutthreeseminars,andabout40peopleattended.Wehadabout400peoplelastyearandabout500theyearbefore."PublicrelationsjuniorSunshineTruemanattendedtheconferenceforthepasttwoyears,andhopestoattendthisyearaswell."Itisreallyagreatexperience,especiallyforyoungerstudents,becauseitshowstheresourcesthatareavailableto you,"Truemansaid."It'sagreatopportunitytomakecontactswithalotofOther Non-CIRCALabson .'H.D:::::::r residents' use .. Easr Hall4 p.an. ro 12p.m. Aparnm:nr Residence Facility-R p.m.ro12p.m. Hall 95-(, p.m. ro 12p.m. Mon.-Thurs. 2 p.m.ro12p.m. SundayColleges--onlyforstudentsinthecollegetouseBuilding Consrrucrion Agriculrure SchoolofForesr ResourcesandConservarion CollegeofJou1'llalism and Communicarions Liberal Arrs and Sciences (wriring lab) CollegeofLaw CollegeofMedicine College ofVcrerin