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2011.03.31 > For Immediate Release
contact: Wendy Townley - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2762 - email: wtownley@unomaha.edu

UNO Preps for Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month Events

Omaha - The annual Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month celebration at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) begins Monday, April 5. Events include a film showing of the movie Like Stars on Earth, which is about a young Indian boy who is classified as difficult but is awakened by a teacher who sees something great in him. A short moderation discussion will follow the movie.

Additional events include a Mini Marital Arts Film Series and martial arts demonstration where students will receive a continental breakfast in the morning, lunch and a martial arts instructional workshop.

All events are free and open to the public. Events sponsors and supporters include: Student Organizations Leadership Programs, American Multicultural Students, Asian Student Association, Association of Latin/Latino American Students, Indian Student Association, Multicultural Association of Pre-Health Students (MAPS), Lambda Theta Nu Sorority Inc., The Impact Movement

Monday, April 5
6 to 9:30 p.m.
Like Stars on Earth Film Showing and Moderation
College of Public Affairs and Community Service Collaborating Commons
Free Food

Tuesday, April 12
Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Asian Tea Ceremony: Tear Down Asian Myth – One and Half Answers from Tea, presented by Dr. Maorong Jiang, Creighton University
Milo Bail Student Center Chancellor Room
Free Food

Tuesday, April 19
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Martial Arts Madness: Martial Arts Movie Festival with Demonstration
Milo Bail Student Center Nebraska Room

9 a.m., IP Man
11 a.m. Demonstration
12:20 p.m. Ong Bak

Free Food

For more information, call Valerie Thompson, Student Organizations and Leadership Programs, at (402) 554-2711.

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