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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Latino Issues Conference tomorrow looks at culture

Enrique Morones
Enrique Morones

Latino images will be explored tomorrow (Oct. 27) during the 17th annual Latino Issues Conference. Comprising discussion sessions, a keynote speaker and a Mexican and Puerto Rican-themed luncheon, the conference will provide a daylong look at the lives of Latinos in America.

The conference will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in 202B Lenhart Grand Ballroom in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union and is free. There is a $10 charge for the 11:30 a.m. luncheon in 202A Union, which will also feature Latin music and a salsa performance.

Human rights activist Enrique Morones, founder of Border Angels, will speak at the luncheon. Border Angels is devoted to saving the lives of people attempting to cross into the United States in the dangerous terrain surrounding San Diego. Morones has appeared on national and international television.

From 8:30-9:30 a.m., admissions, financial aid and Latino Student Union representatives will provide visiting high school students information about the University. The day's sessions are led by Drs. John Ortiz, ethnic studies, in a panel discussion on the struggles of Latinos today; Alberto González, communication, on how traditions reinforce cultural connections and positive images; Jorge Chavez, sociology, on education, crime and immigration; and Rubén Viramontez Anguiano, family and consumer sciences, on Midwestern Latino education.

 

 

 

 


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United Way campaign halfway through; prizes added

The United Way with Northwest Ohio Community Shares campus campaign is at the midpoint and has raised $71,544 to date toward a goal of $120,000.

Thanks to everyone who has donated and pledged so far. The names of all participants are entered each week into a prize drawing for the duration of the campaign. The earlier you pledge, the more chances you have to win.
Two new prizes have been announced. The campaign will be drawing two winners of a BGSU Centennial glass piece valued at $160. One winner will be drawn from any new or increased pledges received from yesterday (October 25) through Monday, Nov. 1, and another will be drawn from all of those who have donated to date.

At the end of the campaign, winners of a Dell Mini Notebook, courtesy of the University's ITS Department, and an iPod touch®, courtesy of Ziggabyte, the new technology store at the BGSU Bookstore, will be awarded from all submissions. As an incentive to pledge electronically, an Apple iPad®, also courtesy of Ziggabyte, will be awarded from all electronic submissions.

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October 26, 2010