A group of DWU students from the McGovern Engagement Group attended a Model UN Conference at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis this weekend. This is their second time attending the conference and it’s been a big hit! This year, students CiCi Schneider and Nathan Bader won “Best Delegate” for each of their committees. The students also got to have a little “unscheduled” fun with an evening at the Mall of America!
The McGovern Center hosted congressional candidate, Tim Bjorkman, on campus last week! The other congressional candidates were invited for separate visits as well– we will notify campus if they decide to visit.
We had a fantastic discussion at the “Triggers” forum on March 14th. “Triggers: A Critical Conversation About Guns and Mental Health in America” was hosted by MEG and the McGovern Center, featuring a conversation between John Gruber, a consultant for the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence and former senior organizing manager for the Brady Campaign and Glen Caroline, director of the NRA-ILA Grassroots Division (joining via livestream). Also participating that night was Matt Christiansen, clinical psychologist with Avera Medical Group and expert in teen and community mental health.
We are truly appreciate to all those who attended and participated in this important discussion. At the McGovern Center, we believe it is critical to the health and success of our students and community to be able to have respectful, engaged dialogue around issues that can feel difficult and sometimes polarizing.
To hear more about the event, check out the links below:
SDPB Radio: http://listen.sdpb.org/post/dwu-hosts-forum-guns-mental-health
Daily Republic: https://www.mitchellrepublic.com/news/education/4417925-differing-opinions-gun-control
Students also put together a memorial, as March 14th was the one-month anniversary of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting.