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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."
Young Alumni Sponsoring Veterans Day Collection
The UNC Charlotte Young Alumni chapter will collect items for care packages that will be sent to active duty military service members.
Between Monday, Nov. 7, and Friday, Nov. 11, collection boxes will be in the Auxiliary Services, Facilities Management/PPS, Friday and Foundation buildings; Barnhardt Student Activity Center; Cato and Woodward halls; EPIC; Harris Alumni Center; and UNC Charlotte Center City. On Nov. 12, items can be dropped off at the Alumni Tailgate Village, Hauser Pavilion.
Donation suggestions include wet wipes, facial tissues, lip balm, sunscreen, individually packaged snacks and candy (no chocolate), board games, DVDs, books, magazines, batteries (AAA, AA or D) and personal-sized toiletry items.