AFA Newsletter - Oct 2010

AFA Newsletter

AMERICAN FORENSIC ASSOCIATION

VOL. 32, NO. 3 -- Oct, 2010

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Officers of the AFA, p.  2
Message from the President, p.  3
Convention Meeting Schedule, pp. 4-5
Call for Submissions, p. 6
Call for Nominations for Daniel Rohrer Research Award, p. 7
Call for Nominations Outstanding Dissertation or Thesis Award, p. 7
Call for Nominations for the Distinguished Service Awards, p. 8
Tournament calendar, pp. 9-14
AFA Ballots, p. 15

AFA NEWSLETTER

A PUBLICATION OF THE AMERICAN FORENSIC ASSOCIATION

 

VOL. 32, No. 3 -- June 2010

 

The AFA Newsletter is published three times each year and is sent to all current AFA individual members. The first issue (September) contains a directory of current members of the American Forensic Association and a supplement to the tournament calendar for the current academic year. The second issue (January) contains the minutes of AFA Business and National Council meetings from the AFA's annual convention and a supplement to the membership directory. The third issue (June) contains the tournament calendar for the following academic year. Each issue also contains news items of interest to members.

 

You are invited to submit material to be published in the Newsletter. You may submit news items, announcements, or articles (especially ones which are related to forensic activities). Items for the newsletter should be sent to: James W. Pratt, PO Box 256, River Falls, WI 54022, or via e-mail to James.W.Pratt@uwrf.edu. Closing dates for each issue of the Newsletter are September 15th, for issue #1; January 15th, for issue #2; and June 15th, for issue #3.

 

OFFICERS OF THE AMERICAN FORENSIC ASSOCIATION, 2010-2012

 

President, Rich Edwards, Baylor University

Vice President, Scott Harris, Univ. of Kansas

Immediate Past President, Dan Cronn-Mills, Minnesota State University

Vice President for High School Affairs, Dan Lingel,  Plano, Texas

Two-Year College Representative, M'Liss Hindman, Tyler Jr. College

Recording Secretary, Katie Lavelle, Univ. of Northern Iowa

Executive Secretary, James W. Pratt, University of Wisconsin-River Falls

Webmaster, Allan Louden, Wake Forest University

Co-Editors, Argumentation & Advocacy, Catherine H. Palczewski and John Fritch,

University of Northern Iowa

Chair, NDT Committee, Tim O'Donnell, University of Mary Washington Committee

Chair, NIET Committee, Frank Thompson, University of Alabama

Nominating Committee

            David Cheshier, Georgia State Univ.

            Becky Opsata, California State Univ. Northridge

            Ed Panetta, Univ. of Georgia (Chair)

            Larry Schnoor, Mankato, Minnesota

            Ben Voth, Southern Methodist Univ.

 

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

 

Passing the Gavel

 

The leadership of the American Forensic Association is now in the capable hands of President Rich Edwards. I formally passed along the gavel (and the launch codes to the nuclear disad silos) on July 1. Rich is already in process of filling the many committee posts of the AFA.

 

The last two years have been eventful. We confronted the fallout from the "CEDA Incident." The situation did result in a careful review and major overhaul of the AFA Code of Forensics Programs and Forensics Tournament Standards for Colleges and Universities by both the NDT and NIET communities. The Code now includes a specific section on professional conduct. The language in the code is parallel to language in other professional forensic organizations.  The AFA provided advice and support to the Committee on International Discussion and Debate as it came under attack from the National Communication Association. Both events have highlighted the need for all forensic communities to take a pro-active position in promoting debate and individual events. On a positive note, The AFA was a sponsor of the National Developmental Conference on Debate in 2009 and the   National Developmental Conference on Individual Events in 2010. Both conferences highlight the dedication, passion, creativity, and abilities of the scholars in our field.

 

 The future of the AFA is strong and I look forward to see everyone at the AFA Conference in San Francisco.

 

Daniel Cronn-Mills

AFA Past President

 

 

THE AMERICAN FORENSIC ASSOCIATION

ANNUAL CONVENTION

 

Meeting concurrently with the National Communication Association and other affiliated organizations

 

A block of rooms has been reserved for NCA members at special rates

For more details, see the NCA web site:

http://www.natcom.org/

 

AFA Meetings, Saturday, 13 November 2010

Parc 55 Hotel, 55 Cyril Magnin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

 

Please check the AFA website for the most current information: www.americanforensics.org

 

AFA Educational Development and Practices Committee

Time: Sat, Nov 13 - 10:00am - 12:00pm       Place: Parc 55 Hotel / Stockton

NDT Board of Trustees Meeting

Time: Sat, Nov 13 - 10:00am - 12:00pm       Place: Parc 55 Hotel, Davidson

American Forensic Association Research Committee

Time: Sat, Nov 13 - 10:00am - 12:00pm       Place: Parc 55 Hotel, Fillmore

American Forensic Association Publications Committee

Time: Sat, Nov 13 - 10:00am - 12:00pm       Place: Parc 55 Hotel, Mission II

American Forensic Association Professional Development and Practices Committee

Time: Sat, Nov 13 - 10:00am - 12:00pm       Place: Parc 55 Hotel, Lombard

American Forensic Association Nominating Committee

Time: Sat, Nov 13 - 10:00am - 12:00pm       Place: Parc 55 Hotel, Hearst

American Forensic Association Finance Committee

Time: Sat, Nov 13 - 10:00am - 12:00pm       Place: Parc 55 Hotel, Mission I

American Forensic Association National Council

Time: Sat, Nov 13 - 12:00pm - 3:45pm         Place: Parc 55 Hotel, Hearst

AFA-NIET Committee Meeting      

Time: Sat, Nov 13 - 12:00pm - 3:45pm         Place: Parc 55 Hotel, Mission I

AFA-NDT Committee Meeting

Time: Sat, Nov 13 - 12:00pm - 3:45pm         Place: Parc 55 Hotel, Stockton

American Forensic Association Business Meeting

Time: Sat, Nov 13 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm            Place: Parc 55 Hotel, Market Street

American Forensic Association Reception

Time: Sat, Nov 13 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm         Place: Parc 55 Hotel, Embarcadero

National Parliamentary Debate Association Business Meeting

Time: Mon, Nov 15 - 3:30pm - 4:45pm         Place: Parc 55 Hotel, Divisadero

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4:00 - 7:00 pm

AFA Business Meeting, Parc 55 Hotel, Market Street

 

I. Call to Order

II. Appointment of Parliamentarian

III. Approval of Minutes, 2009 Business Meeting

IV. Reports of Officers and National Council Members

V. Committee Reports

            A. Standing Committees

                        1. Educational Development & Practices

                        2. Finance

                        3. Professional Development & Support

                        4. Publications

                        5. Research

            B. Chartered Committees

                        1. NIET Committee

                        2. NDT Committee

                        3. NPDA Committee

VI. Old Business

VII. New Business

VIII. Resolutions

 

7:00 - 10:00 pm

AFA reception

Parc 55 Hotel, Embarcadero

 

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

 

Argumentation and Advocacy seeks to publish the best in studies of argumentation in all its forms and from diverse theoretical and methodological perspectives. It seeks to address a broad intellectual audience interested in argumentation studies but not necessarily conversant with a specialized vocabulary.   

The journal follows a policy of blind peer review. Manuscripts for regular issues ordinarily will be read by two or three reviewers selected from among the Editorial Board and invited referees; manuscripts for special issues will be read by a guest Editor and invited referees.    

Papers should be submitted electronically from the AFA website.

Papers using statistical methodologies should include reliability estimates for all measures, effect sizes for significant results, and power estimates for non-significant outcomes. Authors should be sensitive to the problem of experiment-wise error rates. Correlation matrices should accompany multivariate procedures such as canonical analysis.

Manuscripts should be double-spaced throughout, including long quotations, notes and references. On a separate page, include an abstract of no more than 100 words with a list of five suggested key words. Notes, lists of works cited, tables and figures should appear on separate pages following the text. The title of the essay (without the author's name) should repeat on the first page of the manuscript. Text should be left-justified only.

Manuscripts should be prepared using Microsoft Word format (doc) or be submitted in Rich Text Format (rtf), and conform to either the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 7th ed., 2009, or the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th ed. (as corrected), 2010. Content notes may be used with either style, but should be kept to a minimum. An exception is that classical sources should be cited in text without dates (e.g., Aristotle, Rheoric, I.1.1354a). Please note that surname prefixes such as der or von are ignored in alphabetizing the reference list (e.g., van Eemeren is alphabetized by "E" not "v"). Upon acceptance of the manuscript for publication, authors should be prepared to furnish photocopies of all quotations for verification purposes, and to provide a final version of the essay in both hard and digital form, including camera-ready copy for artwork and figures. Manuscript length should be kept in the 9,000 word range.

Manuscripts submitted to Argumentation and Advocacy obligate the author to grant exclusive right of review to this journal until such time as s/he receives the results of our review. Essays that have been published previously in their entirety in other sources should not be submitted; essays that have been published previously in part should be substantially revised before submission. Upon acceptance, copyright should be assigned to the American Forensic Association.

Manuscripts conforming to the journal's editorial policy and submissions guidelines should be submitted, starting March 20, 2010, using the Argumentation and Advocacy website at <www.argumentationandadvocacy.com>. Inquiries may be directed to co-editors Catherine H. Palczewski and John Fritch at <AandA@uni.edu>.

Suggestions for and completed book reviews can be addressed to the book review editor, Gordon Stables at <stables@usc.edu.

 

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS


The Daniel Rohrer AFA Research Award recognizes outstanding scholarship in argumentation and forensics published in the previous calendar year. Any published article, text, or book in the field of argumentation and/or forensics is eligible for nomination. To nominate a published scholarly article please send a letter of nomination detailing why the publication should be honoured and a copy of the complete publication.  If the publication nominated is a book, a copy of the table of contents and of one chapter is sufficient.  Electronic submissions are preferred; hard copy submissions should include six (6) copies of all necessary materials.  Eligible scholarship for 2009 must have a publication date of 2008. The award shall be presented at the annual AFA business meeting to be held in Chicago in 2009. The committee chair must receive nominations no later than October 1, 2009. Nominations received after this date may not be considered.

 

The AFA Outstanding Dissertation or Thesis Award recognizes the best dissertation or thesis in the theory and practice of argumentation and forensics completed in the previous calendar year.  The candidate must be a member of AFA.  To nominate a thesis or dissertation, a letter of nomination detailing the significance of the dissertation or thesis (usually from the project advisor), a copy of the table of contents, and a representative chapter of the completed study.  Electronic submissions are preferred; hard copy submissions should include six (6) copies of all necessary materials.  Eligible scholarship for 2008 must have a completion date of 2008. The award shall be presented at the annual AFA business meeting to be held in Chicago in 2009. The committee chair must receive nominations no later than October 1, 2009. Nominations received after this date may not be considered.

 

Information about past recipients of these awards may be found on the AFA website.

Send nominations and submissions for the 2009 awards to:

 

Jim Dimock

Speech Communication Department

230 Armstrong Hall

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Mankato, MN 5601

 james.dimock@mnsu.edu

 

 

 

The AFA Distinguished Service Award recognizes long-term service to the American forensics community.  The recipient of the award typically comes from within the forensics community (active or retired).  Nominations do not need to be elaborate.  When possible, however, a nomination file may include a letter of nomination and the candidate's vita, indicating service and supporting items.  Areas of interest to the committee might include items such as: positive impact on the field in terms of current research practices, educational practices, community development, and consideration of career as a model for AFA professionals.

 

Nominations should be sent to:

 

David Gaer

Laramie County Community College

1400 E. College Dr. Cheyenne, WY 82001

dgaer@lccc.wy.edu


PREVIOUS AFA DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AND SPEAKER OF THE YEAR AWARDS

 

Distinguished Service Award                          Distinguished Speaker of the Year

1979 - Annabel Hagwood                                                1979 - Henry Cisneros

1980 - Austin J. Freeley                                     1980 - Bishop Fulton J. Sheen

1981 - George Ziegelmueller                             1981 -Thomas Bradley

1982 - Glen Capp                                               1982 - Joshua Everett

1983 - Lucy Keele                                              1983 - Larry Pressler

1984 - Wayne Brockreid                                   1984 - Paul Simon

1985 - Malcolm Sillars                                      1985 - Richard Lamb

1986 - Jack Howe                                              1986 - Frank Zimring

1987 - Vernon McGuire                                    1987 - C. Everett Koop

1988 - Donn Parson                                           1988 - Ann Richards

1989 - David Zarefsky                                      1989 - Dianne Feinstein

1990 - Raymie McKerrow                                                1990 - Lawrence Tribe

1991 - Gerald Sanders                                       1991 - William Brennan

1992 - Walter Ulrich                                           1992 - Barbara Jordan

1993 - Scott Nobles                                            1993 - Hilary Rodham Clinton

1994 - Jerry Anderson                                       1994 - Brian Lamb

1995 - Larry Schnoor                                        1995 - Barbara Jordan

1996 - Bill Balthrop                                           1996 - Bill Moyers

1997 - Rebecca Bjork                                       1997 - Franklyn Haiman

1998 - James W. Pratt                                       1998 - Kofi Annan

1999 - Joseph W. Wenzel                                  1999 - Columbine High School Parents

2000 - Jerry M. Goldberg                                  2000 - Jimmy Carter

2001 - James A. "Al" Johnson                         2001 - Jimmy Carter

2002 - Guy Yates                                               2003 - Janet Reno

2003 - James F. Klumpp                                    2004 - Christopher Reeve

2004 - Dale Herbeck                                           2005 - Nina Totenberg

2005 - David Hingstman                                   2006 - Nancy Pelosi

2006 - Melissa M. Wade                                    2007 - Paul Newman

2007-Duane Fish                                                 2008-Sandra Day O'Connor

2007-Bruce Manchester

2008-Ross Smith

2008-M'Liss Hindmann

 

AFA TOURNAMENT CALENDAR 2010-11

 

Joel Hefling, Editor

Comm. Studies & Theatre, Box 2218, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD 57007-1197

605-688-4390 FAX 605-688-6551 e-mail: Joel.Hefling@sdstate.edu

 

If a tournament does not appear in this listing, please contact the editor and an effort will be made to include the information in a later AFA publication.

Thank you to all who provided information and support for this calendar, especially Jim Pratt, Exec. Secy., and Michael Dreher, Bethel University.

 

In the listings, the following system is used:

 

Open indicates a tournament that is open to any school wishing to attend. Contact the tournament director for information. Phone numbers and e-mail addresses are included.

Members Only indicates a tournament limited to members of an association or league. Membership dues or fees may be required.

Usual IEs indicates the eleven AFA individual events: prose (Pro); poetry (Poe); drama (DI); dramatic duo (Duo); program oral interpretation (POI); persuasion (Per); informative (Inf); communication analysis (CA); extemp (Ext); impromptu (Imp); after dinner speaking (ADS). Other events offered are indicated as clearly as possible. Reader's Theatre is RT.

Rounds of competition are indicated by preliminary and elimination rounds. For example, 3 preliminary rounds and one final round is 3/1; or 6 preliminary rounds, quarterfinals, semifinals and finals is 6/3.

Levels of competition are indicated as Open; Senior (Sr); Junior (Jr); Novice (Nov).

NDT is National Debate Tournament.

CEDA is Cross Examination Debate Association.

TEAM is team debate using the joint NDT/CEDA topic.

NEDA is National Educational Debate Association.

NPDA is National Parliamentary Debate Association.

IPDA/Public is International Public Debate Association/Public Debate.

L-D is Lincoln-Douglas debate. Unless otherwise indicated, we presume the NFA L-D topic, announced August 1, will be used.

NFA is National Forensic Association.

ADA is American Debate Association.

* Before the tournament name indicates that it is part of a swing tournament schedule.

   

Example:

 

OCTOBER

8-9                  SD       Jackrabbit Jousts @ South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD

                                    Joel Hefling 605-688-4390.  OPEN.  NPDA Open 5/3; L-D Open 5/2; Usual IEs 3/1.                                                            joel.hefling@sdstate.edu

 

     This means that South Dakota State University will host a tournament, open to any school that wants to enter, on October 8-9, 2010.  Joel Hefling is the tournament director and may be called at 605-688-4390 or e-mailed at the address shown.  The tournament will offer 5 preliminary and 3 elimination rounds of open Parliamentary debate, 5 preliminary and 2 elimination rounds of open Lincoln-Douglas debate using the NFA topic, and 3 preliminary and 1 elimination round of the 11 AFA individual events.

 

                Additional forensics tournament information may be found on the website of the Council of Forensics Organizations (COFO):  http://cas.bethel.edu/dept/comm/cofo   On the left side, click on 2010-2011 Calendar.  You may go directly to the list of tournaments at:  http://cas.bethel.edu/dept/comm/cofo/2010-2011calendar.pdf  The listing of tournaments at that site is more extensive, and the site administrator plans to update the listing twice each month.

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER 2010

>10-12      TX         The Pussycat Swing @ University of Houston Main Campus, Houston, TX.  Dr.

Mike Fain 713-385-0541. Open.  Usual IEs 2/2; LD Open 4/3; NPDA Open, Jr 6/4.  drmikefain@aol.com

 

>10          IN            Free-For-All NPDA Debate Workshop @ Butler University, Indianapolis, IN. 

Janis Crawford 317-940-9847.  jcrawford@butler.edu  www.butler.edu/speechteam

 

>11          IN            Forensic 500 @ University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN.  Audrey Cunningham

317-788-3528.  Open.  Usual IEs 2/1, NPDA.  acunningham@uindy.edu

 

>25-26    VA*        SNAFU (Southern and Northern Atlantic Forensics Union) #1 @ Liberty

University, Lynchburg, VA.  Jason Warren. Open.  Usual IEs, Editorial Impromptu, LD.  Jwarren8@gmu.edu 

 

OCTOBER 2010

 

>1-2        SD          Jackrabbit Jousts @ South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD.

                                Joel Hefling 605-688-4390.  Open.  NPDA Open 5/approp; Usual IEs 3/1.                                                                          joel.hefling@sdstate.edu

 

>2            VA*       Virginia is for Lovers Fall Swing Pt 1 @ George Mason University,

                                Fairfax, VA (hosted by James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA). 

Lee Mayfield 540-568-3427. Open. Usual IEs 2/2.  mayfiecl@jmu.edu

 

>3            VA*       Virginia is for Lovers Fall Swing Pt 2 @ George Mason University,

Fairfax, VA (hosted by George Mason University). Jason Warren 703-993-3866. Open. Usual IEs 2/2. ppober@gmu.edu  www.gmuforensics.org/vaforlovers.php

 

>8            MN*       VFL (Valley Forensic League) #1 @ Concordia College, Moorhead, MN.                                                                           Joel Hefling 605-688-4390.  Open.  Usual IEs 2/1.  Membership open to

any school at any time. Date is tentative.  joel.hefling@sdstate.edu 

 

>9            MN*       VFL (Valley Forensic League) #2 @ Concordia College, Moorhead, MN.                                                                           Joel Hefling 605-688-4390.  Open.  Usual IEs 2/1.  Membership open to

                                any school at any time. Date is tentative.   joel.hefling@sdstate.edu

 

>9            AL*         Crimson Classic IE Swing @ University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL. 

Frank Thompson 205-348-8077.  Open. Usual IEs 2/1.  fthompso@ua.edu

 

>10          AL*         UA Alumni IE Swing @ University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL.  Frank

Thompson 205-348-8077.  Open.  Usual IEs 2/1.  fthompso@ua.edu  

 

>16-17    PA*         SNAFU #2 @ Cedar Crest University, Allentown, PA.  Jason Warren. Open. 

Usual IEs, Editorial Impromptu, LD.  Jwarren8@gmu.edu 

 

 

>16          MN         Larry Schnoor Invitational @ Minnesota State University Mankato,

Mankato, MN.  Leah White 507-389-5534.  Open.  Usual IEs 2/1. 

Leah.white@mnsu.edu

 

>17          MN         Bill Robertz Invitational @ Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN. 

Kristofer Kracht 507-933-7486.  Open.  Usual IEs 2/1.  kkracht@gac.edu

 

>19          MN         TCFL (Twin Cities Forensic League) #1 @ Normandale Community College, Bloomington, MN. 

Mike Wartman 952-487-8364.  Members Only. Usual IEs 2/1; NPDA 3/1.  One-time membership fee. michael.wartman@normandale.edu

 

>22-23    KY*       John G. Fee/Curtis Brown Memorial Swing Tournament @ Berea College,

Berea, KY (co-hosted with University of the Cumberlands).  Billy Wooten

859-985-3762. Open. NPDA 6/3; Nov as needed; Usual IEs 2/1 at each tourn..

wootenb@berea.edu   http://www.berea.edu/etsc/debateteam/default.asp

 

>23-24    NJ*         SNAFU #3 @ Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ.  Jason Warren. Open. 

Usual IEs, Editorial Impromptu, LD.  Jwarren8@gmu.edu 

 

>30          WI*         Match Made in Heaven Swing, Part 1 @ University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Eau

Claire, WI.  Karen Morris 715-836-3305.  Open.  Usual IEs 2/1.  morriskr@uwec.edu  www.uwec.edu/4N6/

 

>31          WI*         Match Made in Heaven Swing, Part 2 @ University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Eau

Claire, WI (hosted by James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA).  Lee Mayfield 540-568-3427.  Open.  Usual IEs 2/1.  mayfiecl@jmu.edu

 

 >30         NE*        The Doane Nut @ Doane College, Crete, NE.  Dawn Bartlett 402-826-6707.

Open.  Usual IEs 2/1.   dawn.bartlett@doane.edu

 

>31          NE*        UNO Go Nuts @ Doane College, Crete, NE (hosted by University of Nebraska-

Omaha, Omaha, NE).  Abbie Syrek 402-554-3952.  Open.  Usual IEs 2/1.                                           asyrek@mail.unomaha.edu

 

NOVEMBER 2010

>5-6        TX*        Texas Intercollegiate Forensic Association (TIFA) Fall Championship @

San Jacinto College-North, Houston, TX.  Wade Hescht 281-618-5641.  Open. 

NPDA Open 6/3; Usual IEs 2/2.  wade.hescht@lonestar.edu

 

>7            TX*         San Jacinto North Invitational @ San Jacinto College North, Houston, TX.  Wade

Hescht 281-618-5641.  Open.  Usual IEs 2/2.  wade.hescht@lonestar.edu

 

>5-7        LA*         Red River Classic Swing @ Louisiana State University-Shreveport,

Shreveport, LA. Co-hosted with Bossier Parish Community College, Bossier City,

LA. Jorji Jarzabek 318-797-5318.  Open.  NPDA Open, Nov 6/3; IPDA Professional, Var, Nov 6/4. Usual IEs 2/2. mary.jarzabek@lsus.edu 

 

 

>11-13      FL         STAR Invitational @ Florida State College, Jacksonville, FL.  Chad Kuyper 904-

646-2338.  Open.  Usual IEs, RT 3/1; LD; NPDA.  Limited to 6 IE entries, 5 NPDA teams, 5 LD, 2 RT per school.  Cash awards for Pent, Poetry, ADS champs!  ckuyper@fscj.edu

 

>19-21      CA        Dahlin Invitational IE/18th Annual Griffin Invitational Speech and Debate @

Grossmont College, San Diego, CA.  Roxanne Tuscany 619-644-7276.  Open.  Usual IEs, NPDA.  Roxanne.tuscany@gcccd.edu

                                 

>20-21    NY*        SNAFU #4: 2nd Annual Charity Ball @ University of Albany, Albany, NY.  Jason

Warren. Open.  Usual IEs, Editorial Impromptu, LD.  Jwarren8@gmu.edu 

 

>20          OH*        68th Annual Falcon Classic @ Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green,

OH.  Paul Wesley Alday 419-372-8856.  Open.  Usual IEs, Editorial Impromptu

2/1; NPDA 4/approp; IPDA.  BGSU4N6@yahoo.com 

 

>21           OH*       Birds of a Feather Swing @ Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

(swing partner TBA).  Usual IEs 2/1; LD 4/2.  BGSU4N6@yahoo.com

 

>20          WI*         Great Wisconsin Swing Part 1 @ University of Wisconsin-Whitewater,

Whitewater, WI.  Jim Disrude.  Open.  Usual IEs 2/1. disrudejl10@uww.edu

 

>21          WI*         Great Wisconsin Swing Part 2 @ University of Wisconsin-Madison,

Madison, WI.  Ben Jedd 608-692-4287. Open.  Usual IEs 2/1. ben@studyblue.com 

 

>23          MN        TCFL #2 @ Normandale Community College, Bloomington, MN.  Mike

                                Wartman  952-487-8364.  Members Only. Usual IEs 2/1. 

                                One-time membership fee.   michael.wartman@normandale.edu

 

>29-31      OR        Mahaffey Memorial Collegiate Forensics Tournament @ Linfield College,

McMinnville, OR.  Dr. Jackson Miller 503-883-2625.  Open.  NPDA Open, Jr, Nov 6/4; British-Parliamentary Open, Nov 6/2; IPDA Open, Nov 5/3; Usual IEs Open, Jr, Nov 3/1.  jmiller@linfield.edu

 

DECEMBER 2010

 

>3-4       WI           Michael Nicolai Forensics Tournament  @ University of Wisconsin-Stout,

Menomonie, WI.  Susan Collie 715-232-1297.  Open.  Usual IEs, Interpretation of

Music Lyrics 3/1.  colliesu@uwstout.edu

 

>3-4        OH*        The Holiday Frolic @ The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

                                Bethany Sanders.  Open.  L-D 4/4; Usual IEs, Open, Nov 3/1.

                osu_forensics@hotmail.com

 

>7            MN         TCFL #3 @ Normandale Community College, Bloomington, MN.  Mike

Wartman 952-487-8364.  Members Only.  Usual IEs 2/1.  One-time

membership fee.      michael.wartman@normandale.edu

               

 

JANUARY 2011

 

>22-23    PA*         SNAFU #5 @ West Chester University, West Chester, PA.  Jason Warren. Open. 

Usual IEs, Editorial Impromptu, LD.  Jwarren8@gmu.edu 

 

>28-29    FL           Marks Invitational @ University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL.  Brendan B.

Kelly 850-474-2332.  Open.  NFA IEs, POI 3/1; NPDA 4/2.  bkelly@uwf.edu   http://uwf.edu/commarts  

                               

FEBRUARY 2011

 

>1            MN        TCFL #4 @ Normandale Community College, Bloomington, MN.  Mike                                                                             Wartman  952-487-8364. Members Only. Usual IEs 2/1; NPDA 3/1.  One-time

membership fee.   michael.wartman@normandale.edu

 

>4-5        MN         Icebox Classic @ St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN.  Scott                                                    

Wells 320-308-3000.  Open.  NPDA Open 4/2; Usual IEs, Interp of Children's Literature 2/1.   sdwells@stcloudstate.edu

                 

>4-5       TX           Texas Intercollegiate Forensic Association (TIFA) Spring Championship

@ Texas State University, College Station, TX.  Wade Hescht 281-618-5641.      Members only.  NPDA Open 6/3; Usual IEs 2/2; RT.  wade.hescht@lonestar.edu

 

>6            TX           Texas State Invitational @ Texas State University, College Station, TX.  Wade

Hescht 281-618-5641.  Open.  NPDA Open 6/3; Usual IEs 2/2. 

wade.hescht@lonestar.edu

 

>5-6        PA*         SNAFU #6 @ Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, PA.  Jason Warren. Open. 

Usual IEs, Editorial Impromptu, LD.  Jwarren8@gmu.edu 

                                                                                                                                               

>4-5        NE*         The Fat Tuesday Swing Part 1@ University of Nebraska-Kearney,

Kearney, NE.  Rachelle Kamrath 402-429-1863.  Open.  Usual IEs 3/1.

kamrathrl@unk.edu

 

>6            NE*         The Fat Tuesday Swing Part 2 @ University of Nebraska-Kearney,

Kearney, NE (hosted by Northeast Community College, Norfolk, NE). 

Melissa Lemke-Elznic 402-369-1879.  Open.  Usual IEs 2/1. 

Melissa@northeast.edu

 

>12          WI*        Wisconsin Love Fest Part 1-Grace Walsh IE Tournament @ University of

Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Eau Claire, WI.  Karen Morris 715-836-3305.  Open.  Usual IEs 2/1.   morriskr@uwec.edu  www.uwec.edu/4N6/

 

>13          WI*        Wisconsin Love Fest Part 2-Red Hawk Invitational @ University of

Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Eau Claire, WI (hosted by Ripon College, Ripon,

WI). Deano Pape 920-748-8152. Open. Usual IEs 2/1.   paped@ripon.edu

 

>15          MN        TCFL #5 @ Normandale Community College, Bloomington, MN.  Mike                                                                             Wartman  952-487-8364.  Members Only.  Usual IEs 2/1.  One-time

membership fee.   michael.wartman@normandale.edu

 

>18-20    TX           The Lone Star Stampede @ University of Houston Main Campus, Houston,

TX.  Dr. Mike Fain 713-385-0541.  Open. Usual IEs, RT 2/2; LD Open 4/3; NPDA Open, Jr 6/4. drmikefain@aol.com

 

>18-19                    SD           NDISL/SDIFA Dakotas State Tournament @ South Dakota State                                                                                        University, Brookings, SD. Joel Hefling 605-688-4390. Members only.

                                NPDA 4/approp; Usual IEs 3/0.             joel.hefling@sdstate.edu

 

>25-26    SD          SDSU Bunny Bop @ South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD.  Joel

Hefling 605-688-4390.  Open. NPDA Open 4/approp; Usual IEs 2/1. 

joel.hefling@sdstate.edu

 

>25-26       TX*      Speech on the Beach @ Del Mar College, Houston, TX.  Wade Hescht 281-618-

5641.  Open.  NPDA Open 6/3; Usual IEs 2/2.  wade.hescht@lonestar.edu

 

>27            TX*       Speech on the Beach Part 2 @ San Jacinto College-North, Houston, TX.  Wade

Hescht 281-618-5641.  Open.  NPDA Open 6/3; Usual IEs 2/2. 

wade.hescht@lonestar.edu

 

>26          OH*        "Once Upon a Round" Tournament @ Bowling Green State University, Bowling

Green, OH.  Paul Wesley Alday 419-372-8856.  Open.  Usual IEs 2/1; NPDA

Open, Nov 4/3; IPDA.  BGSU4N6@yahoo.com 

 

>27          OH*        "Happily Ever After" @ Bowling Green State University, Bowling

Green, OH (hosted by BSUS PKD Alumni).  Paul Wesley Alday 419-372-8856  Open.  Usual IEs 2/1; NPDA Open, Nov 4/3.  BGSU4N6@yahoo.com 

 

MARCH 2011

 

>1            MN        TCFL #6 @ Normandale Community College, Bloomington, MN.  Mike                                                                             Wartman  952-487-8364.  Members Only.  Usual IEs 2/1. One-time

membership fee.   michael.wartman@normandale.edu

 

>5-6        NY          Marist LD Swing @ Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY.  Audra Diers.  Open.  LD

Open, Jr 4/approp.  audra.diers@marist.edu

 

>4 tent.  MN*         VFL #3 @ location TBD. Joel Hefling 605-688-4390.

Open. Usual IEs 2/1.  Membership open to any school. Individual

fees available. Date is tentative.   joel.hefling@sdstate.edu   

 

>5 tent.  MN*         VFL #4 @ location TBD. Joel Hefling 605-688-4390.

Open. Usual IEs 2/1.  Membership open to any school. . Individual

fees available. Date is tentative.   joel.hefling@sdstate.edu    

 

>6            OH*        The Generic @ The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.  Bethany Sanders.

Open.  LD Open 4/2; Usual IEs 2/1.       osu_forensics@hotmail.com 

 

>11-12      SD         AFA-NIET District IV Qualifying Tournament @ South Dakota State University,

Brookings, SD. Susan Collie, District Chair 715-232-1297.  Members only. Usual IEs 3/1. colliesu@stout.edu

 

>17-20   OR            Pi Kappa Delta National Tournament and Convention @ Mt. Hood Community

College, Portland, OR. Open. Scott Jensen, Tournament Director 314-223-6141. Open, Jr, Nov divisions of TEAM, NPDA, IPDA and LD are usually offered; Usual IEs 3/approp.  www.pikappadelta.com 

 

APRIL 2011

 

>1-4       NE            AFA National Individual Events Tournament @ University of Nebraska-Kearney, Kearney, NE.  Larry Schnoor, Tournament Director 507-387-3010.  Members Only.  Usual IEs 3/3.  LGene9535@aol.com

 

>14-18     IL           NFA National Championships @ Illinois State University, Normal, IL. Dr.

Brendan Kelly, Tournament Director.  Open.  NFA IEs, Editorial Impromptu 4/3;

L-D 6/4.   bkelly@uwf.edu

 

>21-23    VA          139th Interstate Oratorical Association National Contest @ James Madison

University, Harrisonburg, VA.  Larry Schnoor, Tournament Director  507-387-

3010.  Members Only.  Oratory 3/2.  LGene9535@aol.com

 

 

 

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