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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Latino Student Union
hosts blood drive

Blood Drive

LifeShare phlebotomist Lisa Masters helps Senior Matt Spaugy of Vandalia give blood as part of the 2010 National Cesar Chavez Blood Drive Challenge in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union. The blood drive continues tomorrow (April 1).

Blood Drive

Senior Samantha Pena of Bluffton, President Carol Cartwright, Vice President for Enrollment Management Albert Colom, Bowling Green Mayor John Quinn, and Richard Romero, the former chair of the Ohio Commission on Hispanic/Latino Affairs, help kick-off the event. Romero presented a plaque to the University for its work with Latino students.

Fulbright lecture spans Guantanamo to Morocco

Fulbright scholar Dr. Abdelaziz Nouaydi will discuss his time spent defending a Moroccan detainee falsely accused and held at Guantanamo Bay in his lecture “Seeking Justice at Guantanamo and After: Stories of the Trials of Moroccan Detainees.”

Presented by the journalism/public relations and political science departments, the lecture will start at 7 p.m. tomorrow (April 1) in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union Theater, followed by a question-and-answer period.

Nouaydi will tell the story of one man coming back to Morocco to be tried after being held at the U.S. detention center for more than four years. Arrested in Afghanistan in October 2001, he was not released until May 2007.

“I will be looking at the Moroccan context of the War on Terror, how Moroccan law has been violated and the struggle with Moroccan authorities and the judicial authorities,” said Nouaydi.

Nouaydi, who is both a professor and lawyer, is teaching an undergraduate course at BGSU in international law in political science and a graduate class in media and terrorism in the School of Media and Communication. He has argued cases in Morocco for press freedom, homosexual rights, other human rights and terrorism. From 1998-2002, he was the advisor to the Moroccan prime minister for human rights and social dialogue and worked with nongovernmental organizations and trade unions.

He has worked with many international institutions and projects in the areas of government transparency, press freedom and a variety of human rights issues. He has also helped with legal assistance for the cases of other Moroccan detainees.

"Dr. Nouaydi brings a perspective often missing in U.S. media coverage. What does happen to these prisoners after they are released to their home countries?" said Dr. Nancy Brendlinger, journalism and public relations.

For more information, contact Brendlinger at

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Showcase features championship debate performances

The nationally acclaimed Speech and Debate Team will show-off this year’s award winning performances in a special showcase of champions tonight (March 31). The event is at 7 p.m. in the McFall Center Gallery.

On March 21, the BGSU Forensics, Speech and Debate Team placed second out of 62 teams at the Pi Kappa Delta National Invitational Tournament in St. Paul, Minn. This was the third consecutive year the team has qualified for this national championship, and the third time they have placed in the top two.

The group is a co-curricular, competitive team offered through the Department of Communication to any BGSU undergraduate in good academic standing. It is BGSU’s oldest competitive team, having been created in 1919. Students, with the help of an experienced coaching staff, prepare speeches, debates and interpretive performances. Organizers say this is a young team, which bodes well for future success.

Time is running out to nominate outstanding student employees

The deadline to nominate a student employee for the Student Employee Appreciation and Scholarship Reception has been extended. You have until Friday, April 2 to submit a nomination form. This is a chance to show your appreciation for students working in your department. Award criteria and forms are available by clicking here and looking under “Employer News.” Contact Linda Szykowny at or 2-2610 with any questions.

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March 31, 2010