November On-Campus Briefs

Flagler Model U.N. wins honorable mention
By Grace Walsh |

Flagler College’s Model U.N. had a conference at Embry Riddle this past weekend.

One of the delegates, Daniel Lonergan received an honorable mention in the African Union Conference. This conference dealt with Security Firms and their impact on nations in conflict and possible alternatives for Security Firms in international hot-spots.

President of Flagler College’s Model U.N. Patrick Ferguson, senior, is majoring in Political Science and obtaining a double minor in history and environmental science. Vice President is freshmen Natalia Andino Rivera.

Model U.N. is a student club under the political guild. It is currently waiting for approval to become an academic club.

“We started working on the club last year and right now were filing to become an academic club. Hopefully we can get more funding by next year” Ferguson stated. The club meets generally about two to three times a week when there’s a conference coming up.

Upcoming conferences are the Southern Regional in Atlanta, November 18-20 in which they will be representing Haiti. Such topics include implementing the Durban Declaration, ensuring global food security and examining the role of women in the international security system.

Flagler College Presents: Agnes of God
By Kayla Ward |

Last week, the Flagler College Theater Department performed Agnes of God, a play by John Pielmeier that opened on Broadway in 1982.

The show premiered Wednesday night at the Flagler College Auditorium and continued through until Saturday.

Agnes of God is about a young nun, Agnes, who gave birth to a child but hid her pregnancy from her convent.

Three Flagler College students were cast in this play. Leah Wiseman, senior, played the roll of Agnes. The Mother Superior was played by Sarah Berland, junior. Emily Glazier, senior, played Martha.

The show was an emotional drama with a chilling story line. Wiseman’s role as Agnes was unnerving but executed with flawless talent.

Glazier’s character, Martha, had many different dimensions.

Martha was assigned to Agnes’ case as a psychiatrist to try to help Agnes. Throughout the play Martha learns much about her own faith as an Atheist dealing with a Catholic convent and finds herself feeling sympathetic for Agnes.

The role of the Mother Superior was riveting.

Berland’s character was agonized by the events that had occurred in her convent. She believed that Agnes was pure at heart and consistently fought for her innocence, even if it meant sacrificing her own morals.

There will be a special encore performance on Nov. 19 at the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum. Tickets for this performance are $8 and can be purchased at the Flagler College Auditorium Box Office.

Take a STAND Against Cancer
By Colleen Drew |

On November 17, the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), will be holding a charity event on campus. The event kicks off at 7 p.m. and will continue until 9 p.m.

PRSSA is a student-run society that helps plan events and fundraisers in the community. This campus wide event is to raise money for the Cancer Research Center at Flagler Hospital. This is the club’s third annual benefit for the center, and they hope students will come and support the cause.

STAND is an Olympic head-to-head elimination-style competition that will be held on the West Lawn. Students and faculty create teams of five and the winner will be awarded with the STAND 2010 trophy and a mystery prize. There are five rounds of the competition.

Students do not need to compete in order to attend the event. There will be food, raffles and music for those who want to cheer on their favorite team.

Last year a check for $2,000 was presented to the hospital, this year the goal is $2,500.

The Search For Friendship Scavenger Hunt
By Elizabeth McElhinny |

The “Search for Friendship,” a day-long scavenger hunt, was an event put on by the Flagler College Best Buddies club on Saturday, November 13.

The primary goals of this event were to raise money for the club and to raise awareness about IDD, or intellectual and developmental disabilities.

“We’ve had fundraisers and events on campus and no one really knew what an intellectual disability was, so to help raise awareness about what it is, and to raise awareness on campus about the club Best Buddies we decided to have this event,” said Elizabeth Trammell, Flagler Best Buddies co-president.

This scavenger hunt included a list of over 100 items that served as possible point-winners. The teams competed against each other from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in a frantic race to accomplish as many tasks on the list as possible.

The Flagler College Best Buddies club members dedicate their time to bettering the lives of those living with intellectual and developmental disabilities by creating fun events and befriending them.

“What we do here is we go and hang out with buddies from the St. Augustine Center for Living. We do events with them like karaoke, bingo, and all kinds of different things. Their ages range from 18 all the way to the oldest one who is 86,” said Parker Eckhoff, Flagler Best Buddies co-president.

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