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Model UN Offers Opportunities to Learn, Volunteer

Students participating in UNC Charlotte’s Model United Nations this fall are finding increased opportunities to compete nationally and internationally, as well as options for volunteering in the local community.

Model UN simulates the United Nations in an academic environment. Students who join the Model UN program engage in activities such as mock debates to prepare for competitions where they represent countries and attend embassy and committee briefings. Model UN also gives students the opportunity to practice their research skills and argumentation skills.

"Becoming global citizens who know and care about their world enriches their lives in countless ways," said Cindy Combs, faculty advisor and a professor in the Political Science and Public Administration Department. "They want others to understand the value of their Model UN experience."

Let Me Play Raises $200,000 for Sports Scholarships

The 13th annual Let Me Play luncheon has surpassed $200,000, exceeding the event’s previous record set in 2013. Recently held at the Charlotte Convention Center, Let Me Play raises funding for women’s sports scholarships at the University.

Conceived by Charlotte 49ers Director of Athletics Judy Rose, Let Me Play is designed to mobilize influential women in the Charlotte area in support of women’s athletics and share with them the importance athletic participation can play in the development of young women. It annually attracts many of Charlotte’s most accomplished female corporate and community leaders.

"Part of our mission statement as an Athletic Department says we have a responsibility to develop our student-athletes not just athletically, but academically and socially," said Rose. "Let Me Play has grown tremendously over the years and has allowed us to better fulfill that mission statement for all of our student-athletes, whether they are men or women. We are so thankful for all those involved in making this event a success and helping ensure that our young women have the same opportunities that our young men do."