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68 - The Michigan Daily - New Student Edition - September 3, 1996


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Editors Nte: These pages of the Per-
spectives section feature short submis-
sions from representatives of various
student groups.
This is a small sampling of the more
than S0 student organizations, based on
summaries submitted to the Daily.
Most student groups will be repre-
sented at Festifall, held from II a. m. to
4 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 13 on the Diag.
Each group will have information about
their activities and how to get involved.
Alpha Phi Omega
Contact: President Ron Pacis, 665-
3541, ronpacis@umich.edu; Pledge Pro-
gram Director Amit Bhatt, 213-7472,
Alpha Phi Omega is a co-ed, non-
Greek, national service fraternity
designed to provide new students with the
opportunity to make friends, serve the
community and develop leadership skills.
APO members volunteer in many areas
of community service, such as environ-
mental cleanups, ushering at campus
events, fundraising for groups such as the
Red Cross and WomenUs Justice center,
and organizing four blood drives a year.
APO also forges friendships by partici-
pating in intramural sports, by organizing
events including euchre nights, road scav-
enger hunts and many more.
How do people join this great organi-
zation? In order to become a member of
APO, people wishing to join must partake
in activities designed to educate you
about our group and to allow you to get to
know the members in the organization.
APO does this by playing games at
retreats, by planning numerous fellowship
events such as ice skating, and by accept-
ing people into the group from the begin-
ning. Current members have said their
induction term into APO has been one of
the best experiences on campus.
Visit our homepage at
www umich.edu/-gammapi and look for
the Alpha Phi Omega table at Festifall. If
you have any questions, please do not
hesitate to contact us.
- By Ron Pacis, APO president
Ballroom Dance Club
Contact: Belinda Miller, 763-6984
Learn to ballroom dance with the Uni-
versity of Michigan Ballroom Dance
Club. UMBDC was founded in 1989 to
promote social ballroom dancing by pro-
viding inexpensive, quality ballroom
dancing instruction to members of the
University community and by providing
an informal environment for social ball-
room dancing. The club is open to Uni-
versity students, faculty, staff, alums and
interested persons in the community.
UMBDC offers weekly group classes
followed by dance practice, with three
dance parties each year. No partner is
necessary and dress is casual. We meet
each Sunday. The beginning group class
is at 7 p.m. and the dance practice from
8 p.m. to 9:30p.m., usually in the Michi-
gan Union Ballroom. Location can vary,
so please check the calendar or call the
UMBDC at 763-6984.
- Belinda Miller,; UMBDC Public
Relations Coordinator

BMX Freestyle
Biking Club
Contact: Bobby Carter, bkcarter-
Mass Meeting: Sept. 27, Modern
Languages Building
The University of Michigan BMX
Freestyle Biking Club is open to all stu-
dents interested in BMX Freestyle riding.
This is a creative and innovative club,
bringing a new dimension to campus.
Members of this club will meet to
assemble and repair their BMX Freestyle
bikes. We will also work to increase rid-
ing and performance skills. The club pro-
gram will also include viewing many pro-
fessional freestyle videos.
A bike is not required for member-
ship. We encourage students of all skill
levels to join our club.
A mass meeting will be held Sept. 27
at the Modern Languages Building. E-
mail Bobby Carter at
bkcarter@umich.edu for the exact time
and any changes. Your questions and
comments are welcome.
- By Bobby Carter; BMX Freestyle
Biking Club
Black Greek
The Black Greek Association is the
governing body for the nine black Greek
organizations at the University. These
include Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.;
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.; Kappa
Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.; Omega Psi Phi
Fraternity Inc.; Delta Sigma Theta Soror-
ity Inc.; Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc;
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc.; Sigma
Gamma Rho Sorority Inc.; and Alpha
Gamma Psi Sorority Inc.
These groups are committed to schol-
arship, campus and community service,
and social enrichment. Greek members
are active in a number of co-curricular
and civic activities, and many BGA
members hold leadership positions on
campus. BGA helps produce and main-
tain a harmonious atmosphere for the
organizations as well as the entire student
body by promoting unity and kinship
among the community.
BGA will hold dialogues and pro-
grams this year to help black students
adjust to the University. To name a few:
At 7 p.m. on Sept. 3 at Trotter House,
we will hold "The Hang," an evening of
dominos, cards, food, fun, music and peo-
ple to break down barriers between
Greeks and non-Greeks on campus.
On Sept. 29 at 6 p.m. in Stockwell's
Blue Carpet Lounge, BGA will hold its
annual Open House to give black stu-
dents information about Greek life and a
chance to meet members from each
sorority and fraternity on campus.
- By Peter Tate, BGA president
Student Book
Contact: Ron Pacis, 665-3541, ron-
. The Student Book Exchange is a non-

MSA serves as the student voice

By Fona Rose
SA President
University of Michigan students on
campus at the onset of the twentieth cen-
tury bore more in mind than merely their
lessons. With the Spanish-American War
having snuffed out the lives of various
classmates, and Europe playing host to
the first stirrings of a tension which
would eventually envelop the world in the
Great War, students must have worried
over such destiny-shaping forces. Closer
to home, on the watch of University Pres-
ident James Angell, the campus popula-
tion grew steadily under the weight of an
influx of first-generation Americans -
the children of the 1880s' waves of immi-
grants. Simultaneously, freedoms long
taken for granted were eroded by pater-
nalistic philosophers: Black students
found themselves suddenly bound to a
curfew; women saw their numbers dwin-
dle to their lowest point (3 percent of the
total student body) since 1869, when
Madeleine Stockwell became the first
female U-M student. A student populace
in metamorphosis sought to make sense
and order of itself; thus, the University of
Michigan's student government was born.
The Michigan Student Assembly is U-
M's sole central studentgovernment -
representing today's 37,000 students on
the Ann Arbor campus. Each registered
student is entitled to any of the services
provided by this representative body: stu-
dent organization registration, events and
programs funding, office space assign-
ment for an organization, health insur-
ance consultation, appointment to facul-

YAt.VY S IflA L UaU81Y
MSA elections occur twice a year - in the fall and the presidential election in the
spring. Campaign posters plaster most campus buildings, including Angell Hall.

ty committees, fax service and other priv-
ileges. Perhaps more importantly, though,
MSA's 49 voting members carry on a
long tradition of advocacy of students'
needs and rights. As the official voice of
U-M pupils at the federal, state, local and
University levels of government, MSA
listens to her constituents and works to
ameliorate their struggles.
You are invited to help continue a
legacy now nearing its 100th year. The
Assembly is only as strong as her par-
ticipants and needs the talents and
efforts of a diverse group of students to
lead her committees, commissions and

task forces. Every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.,
beginning Sept. 3, the Michigan Student
Assembly meets in 3909 Michigan
Union (763-3241) to shape an agenda
considerate of students' well-being.
With today's campus population
sprinting toward a new century amidst
changes equally as dizzying as those that
dogged our predecessors at the last turn
of the century, we must remember the
importance of student self-governance
and campus action. My name is Fiona
Rose, and as president of the Assembly,
I hope and work for the realization of
these elements.

- By Holly Matto, Inter-Cooperativ
Michigan Cycling
Contact: Matt Curin, 747-6324, ,nax-
The Michigan Cyling'Club is the offi-
cial cycling club for members of the
University community. We currently
have more than 100 members, including
undergraduates, graduate students and
faculty, who ride both road and moun-
tain bikes. Our members range in skill
from beginners to pro-level riders, In
addition to riding recreationally, We
compete in the Midwest Collegiate
Cycling Conference representing th*
University in both road and mountain
bike events. We have been conference
mountain bike champions for the past
three years, and have sent riders to the
Road National competition the past two
years. Last year we hosted a mountain
bike race at Pontiac Lake State Recre-
ation Area and organized a clean-up of
the Arb for Project Serve Week. We are
always looking for new people who
enjoy riding, and maybe even racinj
Our mass meeting will be in September
in Angell Hall Auditorium C.
- By Matt Curin, Michigan Cycling
Filipino American
Student Association
Contact: President Alyssa Durateg
332-8690 ,
Mass Meeting: 5:30 p.m. Thursday,
Sept. 19, Union Kuenzel Room
The role of FASA in the community-is
one of unity of mind and heart. The Fil-
ipino American Student Association
thrives on Filipino culture as the drvng
force behind continuing efforts to educate
individuals about Filipino heritage.
Every year FASA attempts to provide a
comfortable atmosphere for enjoyab
learning about the Filipino culture, hPr-
itage and views. We hold several events

profit student organization designed to
help other students. SBE helps U-M stu-
dents by providing an alternate source to
purchase used books rather than purchas-
ing them from bookstores. SBE also pro-
vides a chance for students to sell their
books for more money than at a book-
store. In the end, both the buyer and the
seller come away winning.
How does SBE work? At Student
Book Exchange book drives, which are
held at the beginning of the fall and win-
ter terms, students wishing to sell their
books bring them to the book drive and
set a price for the books. If that book is
sold during the SBE selling days, a
check is returned to the student. If the
book is not sold, it is returned to the stu-
dent and nothing is lost. This is a simple
win-win situation where those selling
books win and those buying books win.
This year SBE will take books Aug.
29-31 and will sell books Sept. 3-4.
SBE is a big job and we are looking
for volunteers and for future officers in
this organization. If you are interested in
helping at the book drive in the Union
Pond Room, please contact the presi-
dent, Ron Pacis, at 665-3541 or over e-
mail at ronpacis@umich.edu.
- By Ron Pacis, SBE president
Bowling Club
Contact: President Travis Raskey,
647-5309 or 763-5786
The U-M Bowling Club is a new orga-

nization. There has always been a team
that represented U-M at many intercolle-
giate tournaments, but travel and entry
fees were formerly paid for by the Michi-
gan Union Billiards Room. By 1997, the
Bowling Club members hope to travel to
at least five major tournaments annually.
We also hope to form student leagues,
which not only improve your game but
help the team raise money to travel. We
bowl at Colonial Lanes, about one mile
from campus. Many club members have
cars to share rides. There is also coaching
available at Colonial Lanes from their
house pro, a former U-M Bowling Club
member. In a few years, we also hope to
establish bowling scholarships.
- By Betsy Sundholnt, staff adviser
Chinese Students
Contact: Kathleen Soo Hoo, 995-
Mass Meeting: 8 p.m. Thursday,
Sept. 19, Pond Room, Michigan Union
Get psyched for a brand new year
with CSA. We have great events loaded
with fun. Bring your friends and come
meet new people. On Friday, Sept. 13,
don't miss the CSA/FASA Welcome
Back Dance.
We also have a fantastic New Year's
Celebration in store for you. The enthu-
siastic CSA officers have planned skate
nights at Yost Ice Arena, cooking lessons

It's cheap: just $7 a ticket
It's relaxed: jeans are okay
It's a night ouft: come solo,
bring friends, or take a date
It's the 1996-1997
School of Music Season.
by Carlo Goldoni
A lively, romantic comedy about sexual
harassment in 18th century England.
Dept. of Theatre & Drama
Trueblood Theatre
October 10-13, 17-20, 1996
The Mystery of Edwin Drood
by Rupert Holmes
This musical whodunit is a
(Charles) Dickens of a mysteryl
Musical Theatre Department
Mendelssohn Theatre
October 17-20, 1996
L'Elisir d'Amore (The Elixir of Love)
by Gaetano Donizetti
i's boy meet girl, Italian style.
Lots of pleasing melodies. Try it.
Opera Theatre
Power Center
November 14-17, 1996
by Henrik Ibsen
Secrets of the post reveal the dark side
of middle-class respectability.
Dept. of Theatre & Drama

from experts, picnics at the Arb, Big
Sib/Little Sib families and much more.
So come drop by our table at Festifall
to learn more or come to the mass meet-
ing Sept. 19. Get pumped and we hope
to see you soon!
- By Kathleen Soo Hoo, CSA treasurer
Circle K International
Mass Meeting: 7 p.m. Thursday,
Sept. 19, Michigan Union
Circle K Inter-
national is the
world's premier
collegiate service
and fellowship
organization, with
clubs across the
United States and
around the globe.
We address local,
national and inter-
national issues. In
addition to service,
the club empha-
sizes fellowship
and leadership.
The University
club is experienc-
ing a time of
explosive growth
and is currently
looking for people
who can help lead LSA Seniors Dawn
us through this Halla and Julie Lon
year and into the
next century. We are an open, caring club
with strong, visionary leadership.
By joining our organization, you will
not only experience tremendous person-
al growth, but gain leadership ability and
garner friendships that can last a life-
time. There are also scholarship and
travel opportunities, as well as chances
to meet local business leaders. In addi-
tion, Circle K looks great on resumes
and graduate school applications.
We are interested in meeting positive,
open-minded individuals who want to
make a difference. The CKI rocket ship is
about to blast off. Will you be on board?
- By Todd Brockdorf; CKI president
Contact: President Holly Matto, 662-
The student co-ops are owned and
operated by the members who live in
them. Members attend and participate in
house meetings, serve as officers and
contribute four hours of work per week.
The co-ops offer eight-month
fall/winter and two- and four-month
summer housing contracts on Central
and North Campus. Monthly rates are
approximately $365 and include room,
food, utilities, local phone, laundry facil-
ities and newspapers. The student co-ops
are diverse, with a mix of undergraduate,
graduate and international students. We
have non-smoking, vegetarian and sub-
stance-free houses varying from 12 to 90
members, with an average size of 33.
The 19 Central Campus co-ops are in
a variety of areas, only a short walk from
most University buildings. Most have
cable, TV/VCR, a pop machine, a bike
shed, porches and a computer.

from Bach to Mendelssohn
Cutting-edge dance to the music of the great
German composers.
University Dance Company
Power Center
February 6-9, 1997
Dancing at Lughnasa
by Brian Friel
Chosen by Time Magazine as one of the 10
best plays of 1991. Five devoutly Catholic
sisters are drawn to pagan Irish culture.
Dept. of Theatre & Drama
Mendelssohn Theatre
February 13-16, 1997
Spring Opera
to be announced
Opera Theatre
Mendelssohn Theatre
March 26-29*, 1997
*Wednesday-Saturday performances
by Samm-Art Williams
One man's struggle from rural North Carolina
to the promised land of the North and

Marsh, iUsa Hoinacki, Erik Benson, Matt
gworth talk on the porch of Lester coop.
focusing on giving members an opportu-
nity to get to know one another, as well.as
students from other Filipino organizations
across Michigan. Events include, the
Member Retreat, Cultural Dinners
(potlucks - Masarap!), the Christmas
Extravaganza (dinner and talent shov
and many other events in October -Fi-
ipino American History Month. In aadi-
tion to these events, FASA holds weekly
workshops for our members.
Most of all, FASA is an organizatiop-in
which you can meet new people and form
lasting friendships. It is our goal for Fil-
ipinos to have a group that they can iden-
tify with and a group where others can
learn and experience Filipino traditionC
Join the newsletter, yearbook, socl
committee, dance troupe, and participate
in IM sports (flag football, volleyball, and
more). Come contribute to the success of
FASA and eventually become a member
of the alumni network. Mabuhay!
- ByAlyssa Durate, FASA presient
Hillel n
U-M Hillel, the second-largest st14
programming organization on camo ,
plays a vital role not only in the eanpus
Jewish community but in the life oflhe
entire University. Throughout the year,
Hillel sponsors services and classes, top-
flight cinema and theater, major speakers
and entertainers (Chaim Potok, Oliver
Stone, Adam Sandler, Dennis Millerlie
Wiesel, etc.), publications (Prospectthe
University Hillel's Jewish student journal
and Consider, the University's award-Wi0
ning weekly issues forum), meals;caun-
seling, a Jewish feminist group, three
Israel affairs groups representing e4ry
political stripe, and more.
Located at 1429 Hill St., U-M Hillel is
the country's most active and diverse,

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