PSU Hosts U.N. Day Celebration Oct. 26

October 25th, 2009 by Adam

PLYMOUTH, N.H.-
For more than sixty years, the United Nations has strived to maintain international peace and security, develop friendly relations among nations and promote social progress, better living standards and human rights. The Model UN is an authentic simulation of the U.N. Councils and Committees and PSU has a long history of participation in the Model U.N. program, which will be celebrated Oct. 26, 3:30-5 p.m., in the Trevorrow Tower Room at Lamson Library and Learning Commons.

Model UN
PSU students in Amsterdam last year participating in a Model U.N. event

Begun in 1951 by Dr. Charles B. Kinney, the model U.N. event brought high school students from New Hampshire, Vermont and Quebec to the Plymouth State campus with Dr. Jim Hogan subsequently coordinating this event from 1958-1980. Plymouth State students would work with high school students to form committees, based on the General Assembly of the United Nations. The students would tackle the worldwide issues of the times, present arguments and resolutions. Currently, PSU Professor Filiz Otucu has revived PSU’s Model U.N. activities , helping students appreciate what is possible in global relations.

“We are living in a global society,” Otucu said. “There are incredible challenges, the U.N. is doing its job, but it’s a work in progress, so the Model U.N. teaches us what we can do, how we can contribute and play a role in this global village.”

PSU students have traveled worldwide to attend Model U.N. events, and have restored the tradition of bringing high school students to campus every spring. The October 26 event celebrates the past and present of the Model U.N. at Plymouth State and former participants, students and the public are urged to attend. The event will feature photos of recent Model U.N. activities and archival photographs from the past five decades of PSU’s Model U.N. activities from the Lamson Library and Learning Commons’ Spinelli Archives.

For more information about this release, contact Bruce Lyndes, PSU Media Relations Mgr., (603) 535-2775 or blyndes@plymouth.edu

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