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Learn about wine at Union ‘How-To’ workshop

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between a pinot noir and a merlot? Struggling with the wine list at your favorite restaurants? Come find out the secrets to choosing, tasting and pairing great wines from 6-8 p.m. tonight (Feb. 6) and/or Feb. 13 in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union.

Bill Stimmel, owner of Stimmel’s Market in Bowling Green, will conduct the workshop.

Sign up at the Union information desk. The materials fee is $10 for a single session or $15 for both sessions.

Visiting speaker to address impact of policies, politics on Caribbean sex trade

Issues surrounding sex trafficking in the Caribbean will be explored in a Provost’s Lecture Series event this evening (Feb. 6).

In her talk on “Transacting Sex in the Caribbean: Migration, Work and Human Trafficking,” Dr. Kamala Kempadoo, an associate professor of Latin American and Caribbean Studies at York University, Ontario, Canada, will discuss how U.S. foreign policy on human trafficking has impacted Caribbean countries and the consequences of conceiving sex work as violence against women.

Kempadoo will speak at 6:30 p.m. in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union Theater. A reception will follow in the lounge outside the theater.

Kempadoo is the author of Trafficking and Prostitution Reconsidered: New Perspectives on Migration, Sex Work and Human Rights (2005), Sexing the Caribbean: Gender, Race and Sexual Labor (2004) and Sex, Sun and Gold: Tourism and Sex Work in the Caribbean, among others.

She has received a Rockefeller Research Fellowship and research grants from the United Nations Development Fund for Women, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Interpares Feminist Foundation in Canada.

The talk is hosted by the Institute for the Study of Culture and Society and sponsored by the offices of the provost and the vice provost for research, the College of Arts and Sciences and American culture studies, with help from ethnic studies.

Faculty/staff offered discounted tickets for Toledo Opera Gala

Toledo Opera invites BGSU faculty, staff and alumni to buy one ticket to its annual Opera Gala and get a second at 20 percent off. This year’s gala, billed as the "Greatest Wagner Concert Ever!" is at 8 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 11) at the Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle.

Opera Gala tickets range from $12-$50.

To place a reservation or for more information, call Jennifer Gross at 419-255-SING (7464).

The Gala Celebration—a Valentine dinner and dance before and after the concert—will be held at the Toledo Club. Tickets are $85. To learn more, visit

Classified Staff Council calls for award nominations

The deadline to submit nominations for the annual classified staff awards is March 13, Classified Staff Council (CSC) has announced. The reception and ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. April 20 in 101 Olscamp Hall.

In addition to scholarships for classified staff members and their dependents, CSC presents the Outstanding Service Award to a single employee and the Outstanding Team Award to groups of two or more from a University division.

Guidelines and nomination forms are located on the following Web sites:

Staff Scholarships:

Outstanding Service Award:

CSC Team Award:

More information about CSC can be found at
February 6, 2006