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Students attend Model United Nations conference

4/23/2004 —

Students from Penn State Wilkes-Barre recently joined students from nearly twenty other colleges and universities on the campus of Converse College in Spartanburg, South Carolina, to participate in the annual southeastern Model Arab League (MAL), a simulation of the actual Arab League. Two dozen delegations were represented, each delegation representing a single Arab state. Students from Penn State W-B represented Palestine.

Two Penn State W-B students earned distinguished recognition for their performance at the conference. Outstanding delegate awards went to Andrew Honeychuck, an international politics major, and David Olsolnick, an economics major. Neil Boyle, a freshman business major, received honorable mention.

The Model Arab League is a part of the Model United Nations (MUN) program at Penn State Wilkes-Barre, both a student club and a course taken for credit.  The MUN is a simulation of the actual committees and agencies of the United Nations that enables students to learn about and become involved in real issues of international relations. Students gain valuable skills in research, writing and speaking.

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