Nine Mount Mary students and faculty attended the February 2008 conference of the United Nations Commission on the Status of
Women as part of their class “Model United Nations.”
At the conference, representatives of member states gather to evaluate progress, identify challenges, set global standards
and formulate concrete policies to promote gender equality and advancement of women worldwide.
Mount Mary College also has a strong Model United Nations program.
In March 2010, members of the Mount Mary community broadened their classroom experience with a study trip to Munich, Germany. The group of 37 visited the region – a
first for the college - over spring break
to learn more about the origins and
work of the School Sisters of Notre Dame. The 10-day trip also
served as a means to study the history,
culture and architecture of Munich, the
birthplace of the Nazi Party as well as a
beautiful city whose old churches and
homes blend with contemporary museums
and office buildings to draw
tourists from the world over.
History professor S. Linda Marie Bos,
along with three other Mount Mary community members, served as trip leaders. In recent years, history courses were also taught in China.
History and Political Science Department students also participate in the annual Social Sciences and Related Disciplines Student Conference and NEW Leadership Wisconsin program
The History Club promotes an interest in history and affords an opportunity to discuss that interest with other students and with members of the faculty. Meetings are centered on learning and enjoying new aspects of history as an appreciation for other peoples, other times, and other places is developed. Membership is open to any student interested; it is not necessary to be either a history or a political science student.
Phi Alpha Theta is the undergraduate and graduate national honor society in history. Phi Alpha Theta promotes high scholarship in history, leadership qualities, character, and good campus citizenship. The Historian, a scholarly quarterly in the field of history, is published by the national office.
The Delta Omega Chapter was installed November 1953, at Mount Mary College and is open to those students who fulfill the national requirements. To qualify for membership, applicants must have maintained a 3.1 average in history courses, and a 3.0 in 2/3 of the remainder of class work. Applicants must also have completed 12 credits of history.