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MSU students to represent Austria at model EU

On March 28, 2019, seven political science students from Morehead State are heading to Indiana University Bloomington to compete in the Midwest Model European Union (EU). 
Sarah Fink of Hollsopple, Pennsylvania; Alex Quillen of Greenup; Katie Gabbard of West Liberty; Zach Rice of Jackson; Colby Birkes of Winchester; Nick Anderson of Morehead; and Brandon Bryer of Scarborough, Maine, will be representing Morehead State University as the country of Austria during the event.

These students, with the guidance of their faculty advisors Dr. James Masterson, associate professor of government and Dr. Daniel Betti, visiting assistant professor of political science, have worked for the last five months learning about the European Union and its law-making processes. Additionally, these students have drafted policy proposals in the areas of foreign affairs, justice and home affairs, environmental policy, and economic policy.  

“This is a great opportunity for students to combine content knowledge of Europe in general, and Austria in particular, with research, negotiating and diplomacy skills, skills they have developed throughout their political science curriculum, in an effort to pass any of their five submitted resolutions,” said Masterson.  
This is the first time in recent history MSU has fielded a Midwest Model European Union team. Schools from across the South and Midwest will participate in the event.  

Alex Quillen, a junior government major, expressed her desire to be on the team, stating, “This is great opportunity to put to test the many comparative issues I have discussed in my courses while being a part of the political science program.” 

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