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UT Tyler Students Attend National Model UN Conference

April 16, 2007

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Thirteen students and two political science faculty members traveled to New York City March 20-25, to participate in the National Model United Nations Conference, Dr. Robert Sterken Jr., UT Tyler assistant professor of political science, announced.

“The NMUN program at The University of Texas at Tyler is designed to provide students with an understanding of the history and the inner workings of the United Nations,” Sterken said.

“Students acquired skills in areas such as diplomacy and compromise, while addressing issues such as human rights, terrorism, peacekeeping and regional conflicts.”

Faculty and staff who represented UT Tyler included Dr. Marcus Stadelmann, UT Tyler associate professor of political science; Dr. John R. LeBlanc, UT Tyler associate professor of political science; Whitney Childers, Verica Elliott,; Misti Justice, Danielle Engelhorn, James Curry, Nathan Stiles, Maggie Haas, William Fletcher, Jamie Bitzenhofer, David Brown, Lane Krarup, Jarrett Hill and Michael McGregor.

The NMUN conference is held every spring in New York City at both the United Nations headquarters and Manhattan hotels. Interested students may contact Dr. Marcus Stadelmann, 903-566-7412 or by e-mail, mstadelm@mail.uttyl.edu.

The National Model United Nations Conference originated in 1923 as a simulation of the League of Nations. After the creation of the United Nations in 1945, the NMUN adopted its present format. The NMUN is the largest and most prestigious of all collegiate Model United Nations Simulations in the world.

 This year, close to 4,000 students and more than 300 faculty members attended the NMUN, Sterken added. Forty-eight percent of all the delegates and faculty came from foreign universities including delegations from Great Britain, Germany, France, Austria, China, Italy, Ireland, Japan, Mexico Poland, the Philippines and Turkey.

One of the 15 campuses of the UT Tyler System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service.

More than 70 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at UT Tyler,
which has an enrollment of nearly 6,000 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.

 



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