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December 2, 2010
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The National Hispanic University Debate Team Prepares for the California Regional Ethics Bowl at Chico State
Award-winning team placed third in 2009

San José, Calif. - Dec. 2, 2010- The National Hispanic University (NHU) award-winning debate team will participate at the California Regional Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl at Chico State University on Dec. 4, 2010 at 9 a.m. Teams from several universities will compete for the opportunity to represent California at the national Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl competition in Cincinnati next year. The NHU debate team placed third in the regional competition last year.

The Ethics Bowl is designed to develop students’ abilities in ethical analysis and judgment. A moderator poses questions on professional, social, political, or personal ethical issues to student’s teams.

“The NHU team has been recognized as one of the most formidable ethics debating teams locally and nationally,” said Michael Jordan, NHU professor of Liberal Studies. “The NHU team has competed in more than fifty head-to-head ethics bowl matches and has retained forty-five wins nationwide.”

In 2008, NHU became the first National Undergrad Bioethics Bowl champions, beating the University of Miami, Dartmouth College and Southern Methodist University. The NHU debate team was founded in 2003 by a group of five students interested in creating a discussion group on a variety of philosophical and ethical issues.

The 2010 NHU debaters represent various disciplines, including business administration, liberal arts, and computer science. NHU’s debate team members participating in the California Regional Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl include Eric Morales, David Doyon, Gabriel Sanchez, Ernest Martinez, Stephanie Anchonda, and Evelyn Plascencia.

About The National Hispanic University

The National Hispanic University (NHU) was founded in 1981 to provide Hispanic students with access to quality higher education. NHU offers a diverse portfolio of undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs in business, education and information technology, delivered in a multicultural, collaborative and supportive learning environment. The 11-acre campus is located in California’s Silicon Valley. NHU is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), http://www.wascsenior.org. More than 500 students attend NHU. For more information, visit www.NHU.edu.

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