Mount Union Students to Debate the Relevancy of the United Nations Organization

May 05, 2010

A student debate will be held Wednesday, November 9 at 6 p.m. in Bracy Hall Room 04 at Mount Union College.


The topic for the debate will be 'The world should admit that the United Nations Organization (UNO) is irrelevant for national security in this age of international terrorism.'

Dr. Truman Turnquist, interim vice president of academic affairs and dean of the college, will provide the introduction. Dr. Martin Horning, professor of economics, accounting and business administration will serve as chairman and moderator. Judges for the debate include Betsy Brown, instructor of education; Robert Garland, director of libraries; Dr. William Howell, assistant professor of economics, accounting and business administration; Dr. Ernest Pratt, assistant professor of education; and Frank Tascone, assistant professor of English, who will serve as chief judge and scorer.

Students arguing for the issue will be Jody Wurgler, a senior history major from Louisville; Scott W. Lindsay, a freshman from Massillon; Marco Finotello, a junior geology major from Kent; and John M. Highman, a junior political science major from Canton. Leland G. Spencer, a junior communication studies major from Massillon, Chrystal Farmer, a senior sociology and political science major from New Waterford, Gregory M. Reichart, a sophomore history major from Sharpsville, PA; and Mary Ellen Ditchey, a sophomore French and political science major from Warren, will be arguing against the issue.

The student debate is organized annually by Dr. Santosh Saha, associate professor of history.

Cash prizes will be awarded and certificates will be presented to all participants by Dr. Turnquist. First place will receive $70.00, second place $60.00 and third place $50.00. This event is free and open to the public.

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