DSU to Host Model UN Event
Dakota State University College of Arts and Sciences will again host a Model United Nation’s event on April 11th, from 9:30 - 2:30, at the Dakota Prairie Playhouse. Students from several speech and composition classes will participate in a simulation of a United Nations General Assembly session, representing a total of twenty five countries. During the simulation, they will propose, debate, and vote on resolutions they have written on topics such as global warming, human trafficking, internet accessibility, support for earthquake victims, and the current situation in Libya.
To prepare for the event, students have selected and researched a member country to represent, created multimedia profiles of their countries, and researched international issues. Participating faculty include Kelly Macleod, Maureen Murphy, and Nancy Moose. Ethelle Bean will preside over the Assembly, and Nancy Moose will be the parliamentarian.
The luncheon speaker will be Sirje Kiin, Estonian author and political activist, who will speak to the assembly about "The Re-Independence of Estonia - Breaking Free from Communist Oppression."
Participant registration begins at 9:00 a.m. with roll call of the General Assembly scheduled for 9:30.
The event is open to the public and will be webcast live from DSU’s website. http://streaming.dsu.edu/live