Thursday, May 1, 2008

HSU Model United Nations Recognized Again!

The HSU Department of Government and Politics’ Model United Nations program was recognized for its outstanding performance at the Model United Nations of the Far West Conference, held April 18-22, 2008, in San Francisco. Students participating in the program as part of Professor Noah Zerbe’s Model United Nations course collected four Meritorious Delegation Awards, which recognize outstanding academic preparation for and participation in the conference. HSU International Studies major Jonathan Linton was also selected as Rappateur, or best delegate, in the economic and financial committee. The awards placed HSU among the top three performers at the conference for the second year running.

Humboldt State’s Model UN program has grown to represent five countries in just its second year of existence, making it one of the largest programs participating in the conference. In the five day conference this year, Humboldt State students represented Canada, Jordan, Italy, Nicaragua, and Tanzania. At the conference, students debated contemporary international issues and United Nations policy with more than 40 schools and 500 delegates from the Western United Sates, Canada, the Philippines, and Russia.

Students participating in the Model UN program were: Ryan Walsh, Jonathan Linton, Sarah Daniels, and Nicole Quinn (representing Canada); Andrew Bond, Norma Clements, Jesus Solis,

Michael Lockary, and Desiree Woods (representing Italy); Willie Shubert, Kienan Parr, Carly Hanssler, and Jack States (representing Jordan); David Bording, Andrew Bevington, Alan Chesbro, Richard Caccamo, and Jessica Martella (representing Nicaragua); and Cara Brannon, Jessica Ponsano, Carol Hurley, Adam Wolter, and Kaitlin Borstelmann (representing Tanzania). The course will be offered again in the Spring 2009 semester.

For more information, please contact Noah Zerbe at 707-826-3911 or

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