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Tech to Host Model UN Conference

More than eighty students from six colleges and universities in Arkansas will participate in a Model United Nations conference at Arkansas Tech this weekend.

The students have organized into delegations of three to six students. Each delegation will represent a different country for the conference.

Organizers say students spend a great deal of time preparing for Model UN conferences. Advisor to Model UN at Arkansas Tech Dr. Christopher Housenick said his students have “chosen a country to represent and performed extensive research on their country and two specific issues relating to that country.”

Additionally, the students have learned parliamentary procedure to effectively communicate in a formal legislative body.

The conference is intended to bring together schools in Arkansas which have Model UN programs, provide additional practice for university Model UN programs and keep preparation time and costs to a reasonable amount.

A Most Outstanding Delegation award will be given, along with three Distinguished Delegation awards.

The conference will be in Doc Bryan from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday. For more information, contact Housenick at chousenick@atu.edu

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