Model UN Team Captures Awards

by Public Relations Office - Cedarville, OH

Word of a crisis in India hits your desk in the United Nations Headquarters. What do you do? Cedarville University’s Model UN team had to think through how they would respond in crisis when they took part in the Dayton Model UN competition Feb. 9-11, 2006.

Model UN gives students the chance to effectively and accurately play the roles of nations from across the world and come up with solutions to a variety of international problems. A judging committee assesses the delegates’ abilities of diplomacy, persuasion, and communication.

Of the 140 student delegates from 14 regional colleges and universities, Cedarville students brought home four individual awards. Karen Williams (shown in photo) received the top award of Outstanding Delegate. Ryan Stalker and Megan Waters each were named Distinguished Delegate, the second highest award at the competition. Autumn West received an Honorable Mention.

Dr. Frank Jenista, professor of international studies and the team advisor, noted, “The Cedarville team members put in hours of preparation, convincingly played their diplomatic roles at the conference, and were influential framers of the final resolutions passed by each of the committees. All deserve recognition and appreciation for their superior diplomatic skills and representation of Cedarville University.”