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Ohio Northern University to present forum on ‘Crisis: Freshwater in Northwest Ohio’

Sep 24, 2014

Ohio Northern University’s Phi Beta Delta honor society for international scholars and the ONU chapter of Gamma Theta Upsilon, an international honor society in geography, presents “Crisis: Freshwater in Northwest Ohio” in the Dicke Forum on Wednesday, Oct. 8, at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

A three-member panel will discuss the latest crisis of freshwater that occurred this past summer in Toledo and dissect what occurred and the ramifications of the crisis. The water problem was a result of toxins contaminating the water supply to approximate 400,000 residents in northwest Ohio.

Comprising the panel are Patrick Lawrence, professor and chair of Department of Geography and Planning, College of Languages, Literature and Social Sciences at the University of Toledo; Isabel Escobar, professor of chemical and environmental engineering, associate dean of research development and outreach at the University of Toledo’s College of Engineering; and Beth Seibert, the stormwater and watershed programs coordinator with the Allen County Soil and Water Conservation District in Lima, Ohio.

Phi Beta Delta is the honor society for international scholars. Founded in 1987, the nominees for membership in the Gamma Upsilon chapter of Phi Beta Delta include outstanding faculty, staff, students and alumni. The society hopes to integrate those who possess a deep commitment to international affairs, education and research. One of the functions of the Gamma Upsilon chapter has been to create a regular forum in which international affairs can be discussed using University sources and by seeking prominent individuals with varied experiences in international affairs recruited from beyond the University community.

Gamma Theta Upsilon (GTU) is an international honor society in geography. Gamma Theta Upsilon was founded in 1928 and became a national organization in 1931. Members of GTU have met academic requirements and share a background and interest in geography. GTU chapter activities support geography knowledge and awareness.

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