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Model United Nations Club receives awards at annual conference

May 6, 2013
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UW-Eau Claire Model United Nations Club members (from left) Karissa Mueller, Amanda Schibline, Kristen Hathaway, Anne Wagner and Emma Brandt with their awards from the recent Arrowhead Model United Nations Conference.

EAU CLAIRE — Members of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Model United Nations Club were recognized at the 38th annual Arrowhead Model United Nations Conference April 18-21 at Winona State University in Winona, Minn.

Each spring, the conference brings together 200 to 300 students from universities in central North America.

Five UW-Eau Claire students were recognized during the conference:

  • Freshman Karissa Mueller, a history education major from Chippewa Falls, was named best delegate — Iran Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Committee.
  • Senior Kristen Hathaway, a political science major from St. Louis Park, Minn., was awarded best delegate honorable mention — Iran Political and Security Committee.
  • Senior Anne Wagner, a world politics major from Germantown, named the best delegate honorable mention — Iran Environmental Committee.
  • Sophomore Emma Brandt, a Latin American studies and international business double major from Weston, received the best delegate honorable mention — Libya Human Rights Council.
  • Senior Amanda Schibline, a world politics major from Mount Calvary, along with Hathaway, Wagner and Mueller, received best delegation overall honorable mention for the Islamic Republic of Iran.

"I am very proud of the UW-Eau Claire Model UN Club this year, especially the freshmen," said Model United Nations Club President Amanda Schibline.

According to Schibline, UW-Eau Claire's Model United Nations Club has participated in the Arrowhead conference since the founding of the organization in 1994.

"The Model UN Club has won prizes in previous years and has always represented UW-Eau Claire with distinction," said Dr. Ali Abootalebi, professor of political science and club adviser.

The purpose of the Model United Nations Club is to discuss international politics and prepare for conferences such as the Winona event. The group also promotes international diversity and brings together students who are interested in international politics.

For more information about the conference or the club, contact Amanda Schibline at schibla@uwec.edu or ModelUNClub@uwec.edu.

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