Model United States Senate
**Now Featuring a Journalism Program**
Hosted by: Stetson University
March 13 - 15, 2014
We are excited to introduce our new journalism program! Students will be able to either live-report or play the role of actual journalists. Please spread the word about our new program!
The Floyd M. Riddick Model U.S. Senate at Stetson University seeks to educate college students about the legislative process in one of the nation's oldest political institutions, the U.S. Senate. Each year, over a hundred students from colleges and universities across the nation gather at Stetson University in DeLand, Florida to debate the issues in one of five legislative committees and on the floor of the Senate. Now in its 42nd year, the F.M.R. Model U.S. Senate has served as the launching place for dozens of political careers and will continue to serve the students of Stetson University and other colleges and universities across the nation.
Each year the F.M.R. Model U.S. Senate has been honored with visits from dignitaries, political scholars, and national leaders including former Florida governor Lawton Chiles, U.S. Representatives John L. Mica and E. Clay Shaw, and U.S. Senators Joseph Biden, William Bradley, Robert Byrd, Thad Cochran, Wyche Fowler, Albert Gore Sr., Nancy Kassebaum, Charles Mathias, John Melcher, Bill Nelson, Paul Sarbanes, and U.S. Senator/Stetson alumnus Max Cleland.
Stetson University professors T. Wayne Bailey, Anne M. Hallum and David L. Hill have helped the Model U.S. Senate grow into what it is today. Each year, the F.M.R. Model U.S. Senate attracts participants not only from Stetson but also from universities across the nation. Since its humble beginnings in 1970, the F.M.R. Model U.S. Senate at Stetson University has inspired thousands of students in one of America’s oldest institutions – the Senate. As the nation’s first and oldest college-level Model U.S. Senate, the F.M.R. Model U.S. Senate has gained a national reputation for excellence in civic education.
For questions or comments concerning the Model Senate,
please contact Robert Jones, Student Director at <Rljones@stetson.edu>
or call the Political Science office at (386) 822-7570.