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Model UN Wraps Up an Undefeated 2010-2011 Season

MUNThe IVC Model United Nations team has won awards at every conference attended this past academic year. The team gained yet another victory at the beginning of April for representing Paraguay and Vietnam at MUN Far West in San Francisco. Competing with over 600 Model United Nations students from three community colleges and forty seven universities worldwide, IVC MUN provided fierce competition and won two of the most prestigious awards at the conference. Professor Stewart Frame is the primary faculty advisor for the Model United Nations program.

IVC Political Science student wins HTCC Conference award

HTCC Conference Student WinnerSuzanne Campbell won third place and a $50 award for her poster presentation entitled, "The Drug Trade and Governance in Afghanistan, Mexico, and Columbia." 
Her paper used the Failed State Index to examine how the drug trade has created poverty and instability in Colombia, Afghanistan and Mexico.  The HTCC Student Research Conference, which is designed to showcase the work of students enrolled in honors courses, was held at UC Irvine, on March 26, 2011.  Professor Traci Fahimi was the faculty mentor for Ms. Campbell. 

Political Science Faculty Attend Spring 2011 Conferences

Joon TraciProfessor Joon Kil attended the Southwestern Political Science Association conference in Las Vegas, in March 2011, where he participated in a session on "teaching circles".  In this collaborative imitative, faculty members from different disciplines who volunteer for the program go to one another's lectures and share feedback on teaching strategies and styles.  Professor Kil plans to introduce a similar program for Social Sciences faculty at IVC.  Also in March, Professor Traci Fahimi attended the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges Discipline Input Group (DIG) meeting in Irvine, where she worked with political science faculty from other colleges and the Cal States to develop common course descriptors for comparative politics and international relations courses and to identify the course content for a political science "Transfer Model Curriculum".


Traci Fahimi
Dean, Social & Behavioral Sciences

Connie Frey
Sr. Admin. Assistant, Social & Behavioral Sciences
T: 949-451-5717