October 2005 Issue Preview
A Hindu Wedding: Bonding of East and West
Ravi Kalla and Maureen Smith were married recently at the Bishops Bay Country Club in Middleton, Wis., following the traditional Hindu ritual. The ceremony was led by Hindu priest Kalyana Sundaran. Afterward, a Christian rite was conducted by Minister Leslie Schenk
Ethnic Fest at Bayview
The Triangle neighborhood celebrated its 21st annual ethnic fest with a diverse cultural performances, craft vendors, ethnic cuisines, children's games, and an art exhibit. Hugs, smiles, and animated conversations of neighbors expressed what love of community really meant.
HRH Thai Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn
Edgewood rolls out its royal carpet
She didn't wear a crown or a bejeweled gown when Her Royal Highness (HRH) Thai Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn visited Edgewood College this past spring. Edgewood College, through Prof. William H. Young, has a long history of collaborative exchange programs with Vajiravudh College, a royal establishment in Bangkok.
      Edgewood conferred HRH an honorary doctoral degrtee in humane letters, in recognition of her contributions in promoting higher education and her multifaceted outstanding work in other fields.
Sri Krishna Janmashtami
by Dr. Frank Gaetano Morales

Sri Krishna Janmashtami is one of the most important holy days in the Hindu religious tradition. On this day, Hindus celebrate the divine appearance in our world of Lord Krishna, the incarnation of God, who is known for teaching the famous Bhagavad Gita, the most important scripture of Hinduism.
Plus the following:
* News from Home and around U.S.
Your Master Tax Advisor, by Mei-Feng Moe
Is there more to Social Security than a retirement benefit for me? by Paul Kusuda
Mental Health and the Asian American community, by Meera Rastogi
* Domestic abuse in the Hmong community, by MaiZong Vue
Nawaphan Havarangsi, by Maya Ghayyad
* Social Security Column, by Karyl Richson
* Kajsiab House Fund-raiser
* New Hmong arrivals at Olbrich Botanical Gardens, by Laura Salinger
* Traveling with Li and Jon, by Regina Cowell
* Dr.Guirish Agni: Finding home in Wisconsin
* Rotary Group Study Report fromTaiwan, by Renee Moe
* Screaming Monkeys, by Kenny Tanemura
* Health News: on asthma
* Happenings around Town
* Classified Ads Section
* AsiaPop: The top ten confusing Japanese vending-machine products, by Ben Freund
* Asian Restaurant Guide
* Asian Wiz Community Resources
Thai Fest at Olbrich Botanical Gardens in Madison, Wis.
Cover Story:
      A Thai girl performs a bird dance at the Olbrich Botanical Gardens' Thai Pavilion this past summer during the Thai Fest, a celebration of culture sponsored by the University of Wisconsin Alumni Association. The Thai cultural and Fine Arts Institute of Chicago performed various numbers that highlighted the richness of Thai culture.
Puppet PALS
RSVP of Dane County offers a seven-week preschool program called Puppet PALS (Positive and Affirming Life Skills). Two teams of eight multicultural and intergenerational volunteers travel to Head Start Centers preschools in Dane County to share a weekly 45-minute program with children ages 3-5.
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