Congratulations to the 2014-2015 IRC Executive Board!
President: Matthew Rigsby
VP Campus: Brigid Skorup
VP MUN: Lucas LeBlanc
Director of Finance: Serena Saffarini
Director of Communications: Greg Collier
WMHSMUN: Clayton Southerly
WMIDMUN: Carl Cilke
&MUN: Alexcia Chambers
Service Chair: Meghan Foley
Our fabulous delegation to WorldMUN 2012: Vancouver has done it again! With eleven of the fourteen members earning the coveted diplomacy awards, W&M placed among the top few schools in the world! While the unofficial rankings have yet to be tallied, past years with this ratio have resulted in a second place for the large delegation category.
WorldMUN is truly a group effort. Our delegates trained hard, helping each other to prepare and supporting one another from position assignments all the way through to the glorious end. Many thanks are also due to the numerous members of the Club and W&M community who lent their expertise and talent to numerous training sessions. MUN is a team sport of the highest caliber, and W&M lacks nothing in team spirit.
Congratulations also to all of the universities who participated! These delegations are always a pleasure to work with. It is these friendships and good feelings that WorldMUN strives and succeeds to create.
Until next year, WorldMUN. It has been an amazing experience for all who attended and everyone at home in Williamsburg should be thanked for their assistance. Congratulations delegates!
The IM Outdoor Soccer schedule has been announced! Go IRCWMDs!
Games will be on the Busch Turf behind the Caf. No cleats are allowed. We won championship t-shirts in indoor soccer this year, so lets repeat the victory!
Captain: Diana Villarreal
Monday 3/12 @ 8PM
Monday 3/19 @10PM
Monday 3/26 @ 9PM
Monday 4/2 @11PM
Hope to see you there!
First Game update: Victory! It took us until the second half, but we came out victorious with a score of 4-1. Check out some of the great team in this picture below.
After three years of planning and deliberation, the Club has approved of the creation of a College Conference to be called &MUN (pronounced “and-mun”), using the famous ampersand from W&M. Via an open application, the &MUN Selection Committee recommended and the Board approved Connor Smith as the first Secretary-General, effective immediately. Congratulations!
Much work lies ahead, including the creation of websites, emails, logos, and the selection of a Secretariat. In the meantime, a temporary page has been set up here with basic details of the April 2013 conference.
The IRC helped advise the Career Center on the organization of a Government and Nonprofit Career Day: Making a Living, Making a Difference. The event will run from 10:30-2pm on Saturday March 17th in the Sadler Center and feature panel discussions from alumni in many different career tracts including development, environment, and intelligence. Find out the details and RSVP here.
In addition, on Tuesday March 6th various US intelligence agencies will be having a virtual career fair. Find out more from their flier and don’t forget to RSVP!
Congratulations to Jessie Ede on her selection as the Secretary General of the 11th Annual WMIDMUN Conference! Jessie will be leading a secretariat in planning WMIDMUN XI over the next 11 months. The date of the conference will be announced shortly: pay attention to www.wmidmun.org for more information!
Friday is the last day to submit your photos to the 5th annual Developing World Gallery! Submissions should be posted on this Facebook group through a public album or individual uploads strait to the event. The Muscarelle Museum of Art will have the best photos professionally printed and hung in the Sadler Center on exhibition for the month of April. They will then be sold at a silent auction to raise money for Charity: Water. Find out more about the service committee on the Service Page!
Outside Tangier, Morocco. Wind Turbines line the distant ridge.
Say Cheese! Over 200 Pizzas were required to feed everyone!
The Club is busy this weekend with the 10th annual William & Mary Middle School Model United Nations Conference (WMIDMUN X). The Secretariat has an active twitter going this weekend @WMIDMUNX as does the club @WM_IRClub with plenty of photos! Over 600 middle schoolers from around the country are present for this extraordinary conference.
A former Peace Corps Volunteer, Chic Dambach led an informal peace delegation to settle a border war between Ethiopia and Eritrea before becoming the President and CEO of the Peace Corps Association. He now serves as the Chief of Staff for a Congressman and as the President and CEO of the Alliance for Peacebuilding. Chic recently published his memoirs, Exhaust the Limits: The Life and Times of a Global Peacebuilder. He will be giving his address, entitled “From Peace Corps to Peacebuilding,” on March 13th at 7:00pm in the Sadler Center Commonwealth Auditorium [Facebook Event Link].
Find out more about the IRC Fellow speaker series here.