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BSC Model United Nations Club Visits U.N. Headquarters in NY

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    Monday, May 06 2013
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    Jim Nelson/Media Relations - (304) 327-4103 jnelson@bluefieldstate.edu
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Bluefield State College Model United Nations club   students (left-to-right) Cassie Smith, Kharles Mwalo, and Amy Pritt are   pictured in front of the New York City landmark, “The Knotted Gun,” a   pro-peace sculpture by Swedish artist Carl Fredrik Reutersward.  The   students and BSC Model UN advisor Dr. Colin Cavell visited several the United   Nations Headquarters, the Museum of Modern Art, the Empire State Building,   and other historically significant locations during their recent trip to NYC.

(Bluefield)--Three members of the Bluefield State College Model United Nations club and their advisor visited the United Nations Headquarters in New York City, as well as other venues in the vicinity, from April 18-22, 2013.  Those participating in the trip included BSC Model UN students Amy Pritt, Kharles Mwalo, and Cassie Smith.  BSC Model UN Advisor Dr. Colin S. Cavell noted, “The group received a tour of the UN Headquarters by a South African guide who explained the goals, structure, and worldwide activities of the United Nations.”

The group traveled by van to Greensboro, North Carolina on April 18 and boarded an AMTRAK train to Penn Station in New York City.  Due to mechanical problems, the train was delayed initially for five hours and arrived in New York City around 3:30 the following morning.  Nevertheless, the BSC team was up a few hours later to begin their tour of the United Nations.

In addition to touring the United Nations Headquarters, the BSC Model UN team also visited the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), the Empire State Building, the Paley Center for Media, and the Central Park Zoo.