HSU’s Model UN Club Hosts Third Texas Crisis Simulation

November 25, 2019 Macee Hall, Staff Writer

(ABILENE, Texas)–Hardin-Simmons University’s Leadership Studies Program works tirelessly on countless endeavors each year. The program’s bike rides across the United States, study abroad trips, and Model United Nations Club continue to illustrate the group’s standard of excellence. On Nov. 1-2, the HSU Leadership Studies’ Model UN Club hosted its third Texas Crisis Simulation (TCS), which provided HSU students the ability to work on a mock council and attempt to solve various political dilemmas.

HSU’s Model UN Club hosts the TCS. Members of the Model UN Club, shown above, participated in the Dallas-Fort Worth Model United Nations Conference earlier this fall.
HSU’s Model UN Club hosts the TCS. Members of the Model UN Club, shown above, participated in the Dallas-Fort Worth Model United Nations Conference earlier this fall.

The TCS is held on the Hardin-Simmons campus and helps develop HSU students’ critical thinking and teamwork skills. For TCS3, participants chose between two crisis scenarios to partake in, The First Continental Congress, and Pawnee: The Greatest City in America, based on the hit TV show Parks and Recreation. In each situation, attendees work to define problems, develop, and implement solutions, all while building influence and alliances in a changing political context.

“This was my second year to participate in the Texas Crisis Simulation,” said Ryanne Krueger, a senior in the Leadership Studies Program. “Not only do Model United Nations and The Texas Crisis Simulation look great on your resume, but they also teach creativity and problem-solving that one needs in their everyday life and career.”

“I’ve enjoyed working the logistic side of TCS and assisting the Model United Nations club pull the weekend together,” she said.

Friday’s activities began after classes. Participants registered for TCS before attending a How-to Crisis Session, where they learned the basics for the sessions to come. After an opening ceremony and dinner, the two groups were introduced to their allotted dilemmas in Session 1. On Saturday, two sessions and a lunch break kept delegates busy before the closing ceremony drew the TCS3 to a close.

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