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UNI to host statewide Model United Nations conference; former hostage is keynoter

April 7, 2003
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Rainey Miller, secretary General, Model UN, (319) 273-2668
Gwenne Culpepper, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761

Iowa High School Model United Nations will be on the UNI campus for its annual conference, Thursday-Saturday, April 10-12. About 500 participants are expected.

The opening session will begin at 6:45 p.m., on Thursday, April 10, in the West Gym. UNI president, Robert Koob, will welcome the participants. Following his welcome, Kathryn Koob, former hostage in Iran and now a professor at Wartburg College, will deliver the keynote address.

Model UN offers role-playing opportunities for students who represent countries of the United Nations. For a full schedule of events, go to www.uni.edu/ihsmun/about.htm.