The International Student Organization from IUSB is pleased to offer its Fourth annual International Food Fest. This event is meant to introduce our culture to our local community, students, and all public in general. Part of the funds generated through this event is used to create some scholarships to the International Students.

Name of the event: International Food Fest.
Location of the event: IUSB Cafeteria
Date and Time: April 06, from 4:30 to 7:30 P.M
Some Performances:
-Medieval Presentation
-Mexican Folk Dancing
-Local band
-Also playing music from: Middle Eastern, Latin and Asian
Food will be offered from countries like: India, Indonesia, Ethiopia, Mexico, Japan, Italian, Taiwan, Russia, Singapore, Thailand, China, Germany, Korea, etc.
Price: Advance $5.00. Door $6 (The ticket will be exchanged for four items)
For more information and pre-purchased tickets
International Center (IUSB) 237-4419/ Alumni Office 237-IUSB

Saturday, May 4th, 2002

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Goshen College


Alexa for Congress

Alexa’s legislation for Hispanic and Latino Affairs Commission approved by General Assembly.

INDIANAPOLIS-Legislation authored by State Senator Bill Alexa to establish a legislative commission on Hispanic and Latino affairs passed the General Assembly during the waning hours of the session, Thursday. Alexa is a candidate for the Democratic nomination for Congress in the Second Congressional District.

“This commission will be an important tool to aid our growing Hispanic and Latino population,” stated Alexa. “It is imperative that state government hears the voices of Hispanic and Latino Hoosiers, and I believe the members of this commission will facilitate that dialogue.”

Agencies represented on the commission will include Family and Social Services, Department of Health, Department of Education, Department of Correction, Civil Rights Commission and Department of Commerce. Members of the commission will include state agency directors or an Hispanic or Latino employee as designated by the director. The governor also will appoint an Hispanic or Latino business person to sit on the commission. Appointments will be made after July 1, 2002.

“The commission will work to promote cooperation and understanding between the Hispanic and Latino communities and other communities throughout Indiana. Currently, Hispanics and Latinos are under represented on governmental boards and commissions. This commission will determine why and make recommendations to correct the situation. It is imperative that the growing number of Hoosiers who are Hispanic and Latino be represented at all government levels,” Alexa concluded.

The new Indiana Second Congressional District includes all of LaPorte, St. Joseph, Starke, Marshall, Pulaski, Fulton, Cass, and Carroll Counties and portions of Porter, Elkhart, White and Howard counties.

The Democratic Primary is Tuesday, May 7, 2002.


Goshen College to offer program for prospective leaders in Hispanic churches;

Theological instruction in Spanish geared toward lay people

GOSHEN, Ind. - Goshen College aims to help Spanish-speakers take leadership roles in their congregations through a series of classes which meet at flexible times, offered through the college’s Hispanic Education in Theology and Leadership department.

One group of students, meeting on Saturday nights, began in late February, but leaders said future groups could meet at any time that was convenient for group members.

The Instituto Biblico Anabaptista por Extensión (IBAPE), or Anabaptist Bible Institute by Extension offers a Hispanic-biblical-theological identity that remains faithful to the Anabaptist tradition and responds to the needs of the congregations to train members to manage the affairs of congregational life.

Classes meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturdays.

Faculty members of the college’s Hispanic Education in Theology and Leadership will lead the courses, in conjunction with some adjunct instructors. The program, led by Rafael Barahona, director and assistant professor of Hispanic Education in Theology and Leadership, aims to train pastors and leaders in the Hispanic church community.


Globalization Proves Disappointing

MONTERREY, Mexico, March 20 — The world leaders who have gathered to discuss how to fight poverty do not always see eye to eye on what works best. But many now agree that the force they once saw as a near panacea — globalization — has come up short.

Globalization, or the fast-paced growth of trade and cross-border investment, has done far less to raise the incomes of the world’s poorest people than the leaders had hoped, many officials here say. The vast majority of people living in Africa, Latin America, Central Asia and the Middle East are no better off today than they were in 1989, when the fall of the Berlin Wall allowed capitalism to spread worldwide at a rapid rate.

Rather than an unstoppable force for development, globalization now seems more like an economic temptress, promising riches but often not delivering, in the view of many of the leaders at the United “The thing about globalization is that if you blink, you miss it entirely,” said Trevor Manuel, South Africa’s finance minister. “It’s not some kind of permanent phenomenon.” When Mr. Manuel and many other officials from around the world talk about economic integration, they tend to focus on why it has proved disappointing — why rich countries keep many trade barriers in place, why Wall Street is fickle when it comes to investing in emerging markets, why multinationals ignore even some poor countries that follow the right policies.

“There’s no creation of wealth without the necessary infrastructure — and that infrastructure demands outside aid,” Mr. Chirac said.

“The trend of globalization is that surplus capital is moving from the periphery countries to the center, which is the United States,” said George Soros, the financier and philanthropist who has become a leading critic of globalization.

Mr. Soros came to Monterrey to persuade leaders to back his idea of creating a $27 billion pool that poor countries could use to finance development, especially when private capital flows dry up. He said aid is needed to tame the market.

“The U.S. government view is that markets are always right,” Mr. Soros said. “My view is that markets are almost always wrong, and they have to be made right.”


ITPC important points to remember.

a.. Minorities are disproportionately affected by tobacco-related illnesses.
b.. Each year approximately 45,000 African Americans die from a preventable tobacco-related disease.
c.. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among Hispanics and Native Americans.
d.. Smoking contributes to heart disease, the leading cause of death for Hispanic Americans.
e.. The cancer death rate is 22 percent higher for black women than for white women.
f.. For Hispanic women breast cancer mortality exceeds that of lung cancer.
g.. For Native American women cancer of the breast is still the third leading cause of cancer death
h.. Black men are at least 50 percent more likely to develop lung cancer than white men are and have a higher mortality rate from the disease
i.. African Americans make up 75 percent of the menthol market, controversially considered the most deadly of all brands.
j.. African American smokers have a higher smoking-related cancer rate, despite smoking 35 percent fewer cigarettes per day than Caucasian smokers smoke.