FOND DU LAC, Wis.-Students from Marian University participated in the 2010 National Model United Nations-NY (NMUN-NY) conference in New York City, representing the People's Republic of China and Bosnia Herzegovina.
Marian University received a Distinguished Delegation Award for their eight-member delegation's accurate representation of the small war-torn Eastern European country of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Marian participated along with 2,500 students from 340 schools on five continents. This is the third consecutive National Model UN Conference at which Marian students have received an award.
The NMUN-NY delegation from Marian University held a mission briefing with the Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative from Bosnia and Herzegovina to gain real world perspectives on the country's political positions on the various topics covered at the National Model UN conference. Marian came prepared to discuss complex global issues such as Promoting Low-Carbon Economic Growth,Nuclear Energy Infrastructures and Economic Development to Combat Poverty in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
Marian University also represented China on the Security Council as the Council debated matters of international peace and security in the New York conference.
Marian students who competed at NMUN-NY were Justin Stevenson from Lake Mills, Kristopher Warner from Glenbeulah, Josh Ingram from Montello, Laura Whyms from Oakfield, Taylor Putz from Fond du Lac,Denny Mudd from Libertyville, IL, Sara Falk from Berlin, Nick Henkemeyer from Prior Lake, MN and Joel Clark from Green Bay.
Marian University Model UN team: (L-R) Denny Mudd, JoshIngram, Kristopher Warner, Nick Henkemeyer, Joel Clark, Justin Stevenson, Taylor Putz, Sara Falk, Laura Whyms and Elizabeth Manser-Payne.