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CoLA Weekly
Friday, April 8, 2016 

Wright State's Model United Nations Team returned from the National Model UN Conference in New York City with the award of Distinguished Delegation, the 37th year in a row that WSU has won a Delegation award at NMUN! The team had the challenging task of representing the Islamic Republic of Iran, which included a Briefing in New York by the Iranian Mission to the United Nations. WSU Model UN also brought home five Outstanding Position Paper awards for the following Committees and students:
  1. ICP Student Mike Gross and undergraduate Amani Massey - General Assembly, 1st committee
  2. Samantha Hall - General Assembly, 4th committee
  3. Amanda Baker - Programme of Action on Small Arms & Light Weapons
  4. ICP student Ummey Tabassum - UNICEF
  5. Dan Palmer - UNIDO
Congratulations to these and all students on the 2016 WSU Model UN team. Kudos to International & Comparative Politics students Angie Loyd and Garrett Teets for providing leadership as Head Delegates and a big THANK YOU to Faculty Advisors Vaughn Shannon and Liam Anderson, Political Science, for their amazing leadership.

Front (L to R): Crystal Burns, Katie Chaney (ICP), Amanda Baker, Jessica Loving, Elizabeth Crisler, Caroline Hoffman, Allyson Clark, Angie Loyd (ICP, Head Delegate), Dr. Liam Anderson (Faculty Advisor, Dept of Political Science)
. Back (L to R): Samantha Hall, Amani Massey, Paige Bokman, Mike Gross (ICP), Cody Smith, Eric Allen, Dan Palmer, Garrett Teets (ICP, Head Delegate), Dr. Vaughn Shannon (Faculty Advisor, Dept of Political Science) 

Are you a fan of baseball, jazz music, or short stories? If you enjoy one, two, or all three of these American art forms, I hope you'll attend The Sultans of Swing: 100 Years of Baseball, Jazz, and Short Fiction on April 14-15. This conference commemorates the 100th anniversary of the publication of Ring Lardner's You Know Me Al, recognized as the first literary baseball fiction. With a lineup that includes keynote speaker Dr. Amber Roessner of the University of Tennessee, plenary speaker Dr. Roberta Newman of New York University, award-winning sportswriter Hal McCoy of the Dayton Daily News, a baseball picnic, and a WSU Raider home game against the Toledo Rockets at Nischwitz Stadium, you'll have plenty of opportunities to experience the best of these three American art forms. View the complete lineup of activities here and be sure to register by April 10 if you plan to attend!
This week's Dean's Student Advisory Board featured members are Elijah Knapp and McKenzie McQuown.

Elijah Knapp
hails from Centerburg, Ohio. He is a freshman pursuing degrees in Mass Communication and Marketing. Throughout the last few years he has done everything from sing in a folk pop band, compete in team policy debate and impromptu speaking, and head up a national writer's collective. Elijah is passionate about people and understanding innovative approaches to making human life better. Elijah hopes to use his degree to work with "social business" startups in an attempt to strengthen developing communities through business.

McKenzie McQuown
is a sophomore studying Spanish and International Studies. She is very passionate about learning languages and is currently taking Arabic in hopes of being accepted into the minor program. Next year, McKenzie will study abroad in Argentina through Wright State's ISA program and is very grateful to have a chance to do so. After she earns her degree, McKenzie would like to work for the United Nations or CIA as a translator. Eventually, she would like to earn her master's degree in Spanish.
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Kristin Sobolik
Upcoming Events:

Modern Languages Poetry Day, Friday April 8, 12:30-2:00 p.m. in Millett Atrium.

Religion and Disability in America, Tuesday, April 12, 3:30-5:00 p.m. in 163 A-B Student Union. Lecture by Dr. Darla Schumm, professor of Religion at Hollins University, is sponsored by the Department of Religion, Philosophy, and Classics and Office of Disabilities.

Please check out the many upcoming activities planned through our Center for Liberal Arts Student Success (CLASS). 


There is so much going on over in the School of Music this time of year. Check out all of the performances, concerts, artist series, and recitals. Their calendar can be found HERE.