WKU students compete at the American Model United Nations Conference in Chicago
|Author: Zach Miller|
Date: Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013
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Seventeen WKU students represented Bolivia at the 23rd meeting of the American Model United Nations conference in Chicago, November 23-26. Our delegation team represented Bolivia on five general assembly committees, two Economic and Social Council committees and a special committee on peacekeeping. They covered pressing global issues such as counter-terrorism, the rights of the child, torture, poverty eradication and sustainable development. Congratulations to all of our students for their hard work. Special congratulations to Rebecca McPhearson and Chelsea Cornett who were awarded with the outstanding delegation of the conference for the General Assembly Third Committee. This is a special achievement in a conference of over 100 universities and colleges participating.
Students who participated in the conference were Mallory Treece, Kimberly Adkins, Jacob Keith, Rebecca McPhearson, Sabrina Heinrich, Maya LeMaster, Luke Jean, Tyler Prochazka, Bailey Mack, Katie Stafford, Hatim, Alamri, Megan Skaggs, Hayley Hilbert, Chase Thomas, Chelsea Cornett, Samira Asad, Alexandra Schulte, Jaclyn Stewart
Dr. Saundra Ardrey was selected for a 2017-2018 Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant to South Africa from July 2017 to June 2018.
Ashleigh Cleary, an IA major, and Dr. Rich co-authored an article in the Taiwan Sentinel on same-sex marriage legislation and public opinion in Taiwan. https://sentinel.tw/attitudes-gay-taiwan/
Stella Treumann, an international affairs major from Germany, and Dr. Timothy Rich co-authored an article on Taiwanese perceptions of Syrian refugees. Treumann conducted an experimental web survey... https://sentinel.tw/taiwan-syria-refugees/
Rich received the University Research/Creativity Award at the 2016 Presentation of Faculty Awards for his scholarly contributions to East Asian politics.
Political Science Student, Barrett Greenwell, presented his thesis research at the Pi Sigma Alpha Conference.
Alexandria Knipp, a WKU student from Olive Hill, has been awarded a prestigious U.S. Foreign Service Internship from the U.S. Department of State.
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