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"Kaleidoscope Provides UF Community With A Glimpse Of Asian Culture." October 29, 1997.
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Title: "Kaleidoscope Provides UF Community With A Glimpse Of Asian Culture." October 29, 1997.
Series Title: Asian Kaleidoscope Month articles and advertisements in the Florida Alligator
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Language: English
Creator: Asian American Student Union
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Publisher: Independent Florida Alligator
Place of Publication: Gainesville, FL
Publication Date: October 29, 1997
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For more information/call 392-D726, Ext.246.MatthewMatteliano,abusinessadministrationjunior .' fromTampa,looksovertheWallofMemory,aportablewallthatwillallowpeopletoputupthenamesofpeoplewhosedeathswererelatedtoalcoholandotherdrugs.Thewall wasondisplayrecentlyatthePlazaoftheAmericasaspartofAlcoholAwarenessWeek.(UFphotobyBob Bird) CulturalFair, ReitzUnionColonnade,Nov. 3,11a.m. to 2 p.m.,withvariousorganizationsdisplayinginformationfromavarietyofAsiancultures,theChineseAmericanStudentAssociationandtheKoreanUndergraduateStudentAssociation willdemonstratehowtowriteinChineseandKoreancalligraphy. "Hello(Sex) Kitty ...,"aone-womanshowstarringDeniseUyehara,Nov. 5at8 p.m.inthe ReitzUnionBallroom, ahumorousexplorationintolove,datingandsexualorientationasseenthroughthe eyesofanAsian-Americanwoman.Unlessotherwiseindicated,alleventsarefreeandopentothepublic.Formoreinformationorfor a tull listingofevents, call 392-1665, ext. 326orpointyourwebbrowsertohttp://grove.ufl.edu/ -asu/ month97.html.eryday.Schwartzsaidhehopesto createfuturebusinessownerswhowilltreatindividualswithrespectthroughunderstandingandnotjusta desire tocomplywithfederal guidelines."Abusinessmajorwhomayowna businesssomedaywillnotonlyhavea fullunderstandingoftheAmericanswithDisabili tiesActandtheconsequencesonhisorherbusiness,"Schwartzsaid."TheownerwillhopefullyalsobesupportiveofthespiritoftheAmericanswithDisabilities Act sothattheindividualwillgobeyondtheminimumrequirementsandtrulyprovideaninclu siveenvironmentforemployeesandcustomers."Eventhoughthe course isbeingofferedthroughthe CollegeofEducation,Schwartzemphasizedthatitis actuallytargetedtowardsnon-Educationmajors."Thecourse isdesignedsothatgraduatestudentsarecomfortable interactingwithindividualswhoarediversewhileintheirThroughoutovember,theAsianStudentUnionsponsorsa seriesofeducationalprograms,speakersandotheractivitiesaimedateducatingpeopleaboutAsianAmericansoncampusandinthecommunitycalledAsianKaleidoscope. Themonthkicks offFridaywitha"Masquerade"Halloweenpartyfrom10 p.m.to1 a.m.attheThomasCenterindowntownGainesville.Costumedguestsarefree,whilethemoreconservatively attiredpaya $2 cover charge. ADJwillprovidethemusic.AdditionalAsianKaleidoscopeeventsinclude: Picnic, Nov.I,noonatLakeWauburg,featuringa "Battleofthe Sexes"competition,andfreemusicandfood. 1997 ASU Basketball Fest, ov.I,9 a.m. to 6 p.m.andNov. 2, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., FloridaGym.KaleidoscopeProvidesUFCommunityWithAGlimpseOfAsianCultureWallOfMemoryDuringthe 1996-97 season, theCenterfor thePerformingArtsatUF established theCenterPartnersProgram.Itspurposewastosecurefundingfor tickets tobedistributedto the physicallyandmentally chal lenged, at-riskstudentsandotherpopulationsnottypicallyrepresentedamongtheCPA'saudiences.Inthatfirstyearof operation,morethan$10,000wasraised topurchaseticketswhichweredistributedtoover25communityor ganizations,includingBlackonBlackCrimeForce, BigBrothers/BigSisters, Foster ParentsandTacachale,amongothers. The CPA is seeking to continueandexpandthisprogramfor the 1997-98 season.Ifyou wish tomakea financial contributionortosubmita request for tickets, call 392-1900.CommitteeSeeksFaculty,Staff OnTravel-RelatedIssuesCPACenterPartnersProgramContinuesToProvideTicketsBusinesspeopleandprofessionalsknowthatto succeedtheyneedtokeeptheir clientsorcustomershappy.But thequestionsis:howdoyoukeeppeoplehappywhenyoudon'tunderstandtheircircumstances -becausethey'reina wheelchair,orhearingimpairedorgay? TohelpprepareUFgraduatestudentstoanswerthatquestion,EducationProfessorStuartSchwartzdevelopedanewgraduatelevelcoursepatternedonhispopularundergraduatecourse, Exceptional People. Thenewcourse, Transdisciplinary Services for ExceptionalPeople, willenablegraduatestudentstolearnhowto interact success fullyintheirpersonalandprofessional liveswithpersonswhoaredisabledorfrom di versegroups."I'vehadnumerousgraduatestudentssaythatthey'veneededpreparationtodealwithpersonswhoaredisabledandinotherwaysdiverseintheirownselective career areas,"Schwartzsaid. "This course istrulyaresponsetothatstatedneedbygraduatestudents."Thecoursefocusesonteachingtomorrow'sprofessionalshowto interactwiththediversitythattheyencounterevTickets for Gator Growl, UF's homecoming pep rally, areonsale at Gate13ofBenHillGriffin Stadium. Student tickets are$9each, one ticketperID,alumniandstudent guest tickets are$13.Tickets for the general public are$14plus service charge and are available from the Uni versityBoxOfficeorfrom any TicketMaster utlet. For more information, call397-

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