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ONU Phi Beta Delta Earns Midewest Chapter of the Year Recognition

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Ohio Northern University's Gamma Upsilon Chapter of Phi Beta Delta, the Honor Society for International Scholars, has received the Outstanding Midwest Chapter Award for 2010-2011. ONU's Gamma Upsilon Chapter also received that award in 2002. The ONU campus coordinator for Phi Beta Delta, Michael Loughlin, was nominated for the national award as one of the outstanding Phi Beta Delta organizers and contributors. Other Gamma Upsilon officials for Phi Beta Delta include: Khalid al-Olimat as President; Howard Fenton as Vice President, Roseanna Dufault as Secretary, and Suzanne Morrison as Treasurer. The student representative for the last two years has been Political Science major Kelly Morman and the alternate representative is International Studies major Megan Piersol. Loughlin hopes to be able to pick up the ONU Gamma Upsilon Chapter Award at the Phi Beta Delta annual conference in Long Beach, California later this month.

The next major event planned by Phi Beta Delta this year is an April 6, 2011 panel and debate from 7:30 until 8:30 in the Dicke Forum between ONU Associate Professor of Law Michael W. Lewis and an ACLU Washington representative named Ben Wizner. Professor Lewis has just published a volume with the Oxford University Press entitled "The War on Terror and the Laws of War: A Military Perspective." The tentative title of the debate and panel will be "The Predator Program: Legalized Assassination or Legitimate Defense?" Former ONU Student Senate President Michael Hamper and former Vice President Kelly Morman were instrumental in getting the funding for this event.

Well done Phi Beta Delta!