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Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

Model UN Society invites students to Montreal
Western’s Model United Nations Society is inviting students to attend a Model UN conference at McGill University in Montreal.

“You don’t have to be involved in the club to attend,” said Dana Bekri, the society’s VP-finance. “It will just be a great way to learn about international politics and go sightseeing in Montreal.”

The group leaves the night of Wednesday, Jan. 24 and returns Sunday, Jan. 28. Tickets are $350. Access passes and discounts to Montreal sights are included.

Interested students must attend a mandatory meeting next Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. in Room 203 of the Kresge building. The club will also have a booth in the University Community Centre atrium that day.

For more information, e-mail the society’s president Rob Hunter at
"Claire Neary

Want to be USC Prez? Attend the Presidential Candidate Cafe
Next Wednesday, University Students’ Council President Fab Dolan is hosting the Presidential Candidate Cafe, an information session for anyone considering running for USC president.

The event begins at 11 a.m. and is in council chambers, Room 315 of the University Community Centre.

Attendees can ask Dolan questions about his position, the workings of the USC and the campaign trail.

“The USC is always looking for ways to improve its transition methods,” Dolan said. “[And] this will be an early start for a successful candidate.”

Anyone planning to attend should RSVP today by e-mailing Dolan at
"Lyndsey Janzen

Visiting PoliSci prof to discuss Israel and Lebanon
This Monday at 7 p.m., students are invited to attend a lecture by Professor As’ad Abukhalil, “The Israeli War on Lebanon: Causes and Consequences.”

Abukhalil, a political science professor at California State University, will lead discussion following his speech. The event is hosted by the King’s University College Human Rights Institute and takes place in the back room of the Student Wemple Lounge at King’s. Admission is $3.
"Claire Neary

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