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Model UN Team receives awards

The college’s Model United Nations team traveled to the 2011 Model United Nations Conference Nov. 19-22 in Chicago, Ill. to represent its assigned country of Cuba. The team received two Outstanding Delegation Awards, one for best representing Cuba’s overall policies and the other for best representing Cuba’s economic and financial policies.

Burning River Brass concert

The 12-member Burning River Brass ensemble will perform in Yardley Hall at 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 16. The repertoire will include classic Christmas songs, as well as original compositions, with styles ranging from traditional to jazz. There will also be a pre-concert talk at 7 p.m. in CC 211, featuring Paul Laird, professor of musicology at the University of Kansas. Tickets are $30, $40.

Electric vehicle charging centers on campus

Charging stations for electric vehicles have been installed and are ready for use in the Carlsen Center west underground parking area. Two parking spots are available for each charge station, and each station can charge two vehicles simultaneously. Anyone interested in using a charging station will need a ChargePoint card or credit card with an RFID chip.

American Indian event

The college is co-sponsoring an American Indian event featuring Russell Means, an American Indian activist and ex-leader of the American Indian Movement. Means will speak on the subject of Indian spiritualism and traditional healing. The event will take place at noon on Friday, Dec. 16 in the Battenfield Auditorium at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

Compiled by Ben Markley.


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