A message from Model UN Vice President Eli Sharp:
It's been a while! If you are on this email list, it is because you have expressed interest in Model UN in past semesters. I have some very time dependent updates on Model UN this semester (the application deadline is this upcoming Sunday at 11:59pm), so I won't waste too many words saying I hope you had a good break and are successfully entering your spring semester here at UMBC! As a reminder, we love any and all skill levels in Model UN, and we are by no means an exclusively "Political Science" club, so please do not feel intimidated by the prospects of being on the team just because you are faithful to another major.
This semester, we hope to take a select delegation of you to a very special conference. Hosted by NMUN, this international conference will take place in New York City from April 10th-14th. During the conference, universities from around the world send thousands of young delegates to New York for the week in hopes that they successfully arrive at mock resolutions to the world's most pressing issues, as mediated by a simulation of various bodies of the United Nations. Spread over 5 days, these committee sessions will be complemented by lots of free time in NYC to (safely) roam, eat great food, and make new friends. The week will end with the conference renting out a club in Manhattan for the "delegate dance". Yes, it's fun, that's why I put it in bold.
In order to assess who we would like to bring to this conference to represent UMBC Model UN, we have created an application for the team. Everyone (including vets and e-board members) who wishes to be considered for the team must fill this application out. If you have applied in the past, this application will look very similar. This application is due SOON! This upcoming Sunday, February 5th, at 11:59pm, we will close the application acceptance window. We hope to have the team picked and notified of their status by 10pm on Monday, February 6th (the following day). If you do not receive an email by that time, you unfortunately did not make the team.
Full disclosure: these next couple weeks will be fast moving, with a few deadlines (including payment, which we estimate will be around $200, but we'll get to that soon) and meetings coming up fairly quickly. We are super excited to get started on what we're sure will be a great semester of MUN!