AFA Newsletter - Oct 2011

 

AFA NEWSLETTER 

A PUBLICATION OF THE AMERICAN FORENSIC ASSOCIATION - VOL. 34, NO. 1 – October, 2011

Officers of the AFA, p.  2

Message from the President, p.  3

Convention Meeting Schedule, p. 4

Convention Meeting Agenda - 5

Call for Submissions, p. 6

AFA Committees 2010-11 pp. 8-9

Call for Nominations for Daniel Rohrer Research Award, p. 10

Call for Nominations Outstanding Dissertation or Thesis Award, p. 10

Call for Nominations for the Distinguished Service Awards, p. 11

Tournament calendar, pp. 12-17

AFA Ballots, p. 18

 AFA NEWSLETTER

A PUBLICATION OF THE AMERICAN FORENSIC ASSOCIATION

VOL. 34, No. 1-- October 2011

 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

 

 Thank you for continuing to support the activities of the American Forensic Association!

As you will notice from looking at the NCA program, our meetings have returned to their normal Wednesday time slot (Wednesday, November 16, 2011). All of our meetings will be on the 4th floor of the Sheraton New Orleans. The general business meeting will be in the Notaway Room at 4:00 p.m. and our AFA reception will be in the Oak Alley Room from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Special thanks to Scott Harris, our Vice President, who has facilitated the meeting planning for the 2011 Convention.

I’m looking forward to seeing many of you in New Orleans!

 Rich Edwards, Ph.D.

Professor of Communication Studies, Baylor University

President, American Forensic Association

 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:  HYPERLINK "http://www.americanforensics.org" www.americanforensics.org

Wednesday - November 16, 2011

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

American Forensic Association Educational Development and Practices Committee

Business Meeting

Edgewood - Fourth Floor

Sheraton New Orleans

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

American Forensic Association Finance Committee

Business Meeting

Gallier A - Fourth Floor

Sheraton New Orleans

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

American Forensic Association Nominating Committee

Business Meeting

Oakley - Fourth Floor

Sheraton New Orleans

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

American Forensic Association Professional Development and Practices Committee

Business Meeting

Nottaway - Fourth Floor

Sheraton New Orleans

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

American Forensic Association Publications Committee

Business Meeting

Southdown - Fourth Floor

Sheraton New Orleans

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

American Forensic Association Research Committee

Business Meeting

Gallier B - Fourth Floor

Sheraton New Orleans

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

NDT Board of Trustees Meeting

Business Meeting

Oak Alley - Fourth Floor

Sheraton New Orleans

12:00 PM - 3:45 PM

AFA-NDT Committee Meeting

Business Meeting

Gallier A - Fourth Floor

Sheraton New Orleans

12:00 PM - 3:45 PM

AFA-NIET Committee Meeting

Business Meeting

Gallier B - Fourth Floor

12:00 PM - 3:45 PM

American Forensic Association National Council

Business Meeting

Edgewood - Fourth Floor

Sheraton New Orleans

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

American Forensic Association Business Meeting

Business Meeting

Nottaway - Fourth Floor

Sheraton New Orleans

 
 
                                           

Thursday, November 17, 2011

8:00 AM - 9:15 AM

AFA-NIET District Chairs: Sharing Ideas to More Fully Represent the Voices of our Districts

Panel Discussion

Oakley - Fourth Floor

Sheraton New Orleans

9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Transatlantic Voices of Leadership and Engagement: A Discussion Panel on the Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Summer Institute (BFTF)

Panel Discussion

Oakley - Fourth Floor

Sheraton New Orleans

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

“Why Does Every Interp Event Sound Like First-Person Prose?” Moving from “Genre” to “Narrative Voice” as the Basis for Partitioning Competitive Oral Interpretation Events

Paper Session

Salon 816 - Eighth Floor

Sheraton New Orleans

00 PM - 3:15 PM

“Why Does Every Interp Event Sound Like First-Person Prose?” Moving from “Genre” to “Narrative Voice” as the Basis for Partitioning Competitive Oral Interpretation Events

Paper Session

Salon 816 - Eighth Floor

Sheraton New Orleans

3:30 PM - 4:45 PM

American Forensic Association - Selected Papers in the Practical Application of Forensic Voices

Paper Session

Oakley - Fourth Floor

Sheraton New Orleans

 Friday, November 18, 2011

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

The Pedagogical Implications of Voices Communicating Forensics

Paper Session

Edgewood - Fourth Floor

Sheraton New Orleans

12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Threading Our Stories: A Communal Exploration of Women's Voices in Academic Debate

Panel Discussion

Jackson - Fifth Floor

New Orleans Marriott

 

12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Voices of Change: Critical Issues for Directors of Forensics

Paper Session

Gallier B - Fourth Floor

Sheraton New Orleans

 

3:30 PM - 4:45 PM

Obama’s Nuanced Voice: Race, Airstrikes, and Democracy

Paper Session

Salon 817 - Eighth Floor

Sheraton New Orleans

                             

 Saturday, November 19, 2011

9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

From Monotony to Vocal Variety: Reclaiming Our Voices in the Oral Interpretation of Literature

Panel Discussion

Salon 820 - Eighth Floor

Sheraton New Orleans

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Is It Over…Or Just Beginning? Making the Transition from Research for Competition to Research for Scholarship

Panel Discussion

Edgewood - Fourth Floor

Sheraton New Orleans

 

3:30 PM - 4:45 PM

American Forensic Association: National Parliamentary Debate Association Business Meeting

Business Meeting

Salon 820 - Eighth Floor

Sheraton New Orleans

                             

 AFA National Business Meeting

New Orleans

November 15, 2010

4-7 p.m.

Nottaway - Fourth Floor - Sheraton New Orleans

Call to Order

Approval of Agenda

Appointment of Parliamentarian

Approval of Minutes

 

Reports of Officers and National Council Members

 President – Rich Edwards, Baylor University

Vice President  - Scott Harris, University of Kansas

Past President – Dan Cronn-Mills, Minnesota State University, Mankato

Vice President for High School Affairs  - Dan Lingel, Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas

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

Recording Secretary – Kate Lavelle, University of Northern Iowa

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

Historian – Jerry Sanders

Committee Reports

Standing Committees

Educational Development and Practices – Megan Houge Koch, Illinois State University

Finance – Aaron Duncan, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Professional Development and Support – Jason Warren, George Mason University

Publications – Stephen Croucher, Marist University

Argumentation & Advocacy – Cate Palczewski & John Fritch, University of Northern Iowa

Research – James Dimock, Minnesota State University, Mankato

Chartered Committees

NIET Committee – Frank Thompson, University of Alabama

NDT Committee - Tim O'Donnell, Mary Washington College

Old Business

New Business

(Items here to be determined by the recommendations of the AFA Committees and the AFA National Council in meetings earlier in the day)

Resolutions

Adjournment (to the AFA Reception at Oak Alley)

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.

AFA COMMITTEES, 2010-2011

* = Committee chair

 Educational Development and Practices Committee

*Curt Gilstrap, Drury University, (term expires 2012) - cgilstrap01@drury.edu

Ken Young, James Madison University (term expires 2012) - young2kw@jmu.edu

Rae Lynn Schwartz Dupre, Western Washington University (term expires 2013) - raelynn.schwartz-dupre@wwu.edu

Megan Houge Koch, Illinois State University (term expires 2014) - mkoch@ilstu.edu

Wade Hescht, North Harris College (term expires 2014) - wade.hescht@lonestar.edu

 Finance Committee

*Aaron Duncan, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (term expires 2012) - aduncan3@unl.edu

Lee Mayfield - James Madison University (term expires 2012) -  mayfiecl@jmu.edu

Ben Voth, Southern Methodist University (term expires 2013) - bvoth@smu.edu

Larry Schnoor, Minnesota State University, Mankato, (term expires 2014) – lschnoor@hickorytech.net

Bobby Imbody, University of Alabama (term expires 2014) - imbody@gmail.com

Sarah Partlow, Idaho State University, (term expires 2013) - partsara@isu.edu

 Professional Development and Support Committee

*Susan Collie, University of Wisconsin-Stout (term expires 2012) - colliesu@uwstout.edu

Tim Brown, Cedar Crest College (term expires 2012) - tbrown@cedarcrest.edu

Randy Cox, University of Texas, Austin (term expires 2013) -  mrcox@mail.utexas.edu

Jason Warren, George Mason University (term expires 2011) - jwarren8@gmu.edu

David Gaer, Laramie County Community College (term expires 2014) - dgaer@lccc.wy.edu

 Publications Committee

*Stephen Croucher, Marist College, Chair (term expires 2014) - stephen.croucher@marist.edu

Penni Pier, Wartburg College (term expires 2012) - penni.pier@wartburg.edu

Kevin Minch, Truman State University (term expires 2012) - kminch@truman.edu

Matt Gerber, Baylor University (term expires 2013) – matt_gerber@baylor.edu

David Worth, Rice University (term expires 2013) davidstevenworth@gmail.com

Dawn Bartlett, Doane College (term expires 2014) - Dawn.Bartlett@doane.edu

 Research Committee

* James Dimock, Minnesota State University, Mankato (term expires 2014) – james.dimock@mnsu.edu

Richard Paine, North Central College, repaine@noctrl.edu (term expires 2012)

Chad Kuyper, Florida State College, Florida State College, Jacksonville (term expires 2012) – chadkuyper@gmail.com

Peter Pober, George Mason University (term expires 2013) - ppober@gmu.edu

David Steinberg, University of Miami (term expires 2013), dave@miami.edu

Treva Dean, University of Alabama (term expires 2014) - treva.dean@ua.edu

 

NDT Committees

National Debate Tournament Committee

Ron Stevenson, Wayne State, Central Representative (term expires 2013) stevenson.ron@gmail.com

Jim Lyle, Clarion University, Eastern Representative (term expires 2013) – jrlyle@gmail.com

Edward Lee, Emory University, Southern Representative (term expires 2012) edlee3@gmail.com

Sarah Partlow, Idaho State University, Western Representative (term expires 2012) - partsara@isu.edu

 National Debate Tournament Board of Trustees

Allan Louden, Wake Forest University (term expires 2012) - louden@wfu.edu

Sherry Hall, Harvard University (term expires 2013) - shahall@comcast.net

Greg Rosenbaum, Palisades Associates – greg@palisadesassociates.com (term expires 2014)

Danielle Wiese Leek, Grand Valley State University (term expires 2015) leekd@gvsu.edu

Melissa Wade, Emory University (term expires 2016) - mwade@emory.edu

 NIET Committees

National Individual Events Tournament Committee

David Gaer, Laramie County Community College, Western Representative (term expires 2012) - dgaer@lccc.wy.edu

Joel Hefling, S Dakota State, Central Representative (term expires 2012

Kellie Roberts, U of Florida, Southern Representative (term expires 2013) - robertsk@UFL.EDU

Daniel Leyes, Brookdale Community College, Eastern Representative (term expires 2013) - dleyes@brookdalecc.edu

  National Individual Events Tournament Board of Trustees

Leah White, Minnesota State University Mankato (term expires 2012) – leah.white@mnsu.edu

Joann Edwards, Univ. of Mississippi (term expires 2013) jedwards@olemiss.edu

Aaron Duncan, Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln (term expires 2014) aduncan3@unlnotes.unl.edu

Dave Gaer, Laramie County Community College (term expires 2015) dgaer@lccc.wy.edu

Lee Mayfield, James Madison University (term expires 2016) - mayfiecl@jmu.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

 HYPERLINK "mailto:dgaer@lccc.wy.edu" \t "_blank" 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

2009 - Frank Thompson

                Lee Mayfield

                Leah White

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

 Links for Information about Collegiate Tournaments:

 Council of Forensics Organizations:

http://www.collegeforensics.org/2011-2012calendar.pdf

 College Policy Debate

http://commweb.fullerton.edu/jbruschke/web/Calendar.aspx

 National Parliamentary Debate Association

http://www.parlidebate.org/execsec/tournaments11.php?PHPSESSID=676a504cf68b5175e50ec15a606bee29
AFA BALLOTS

 All ballot forms consist of three pages: original on white, and two carbonless copies on pink and yellow. Form W also has an additional white half-sheet.

 

FORM DESCRIPTION

All ballot forms are supplied in lots of 100 @ $15/100

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A: CEDA with boxes (8-1/2 x 14")

E: Without boxes  (8-1/2 x 11")

H: Lincoln-Douglas without boxes (8-1/2 x 14")

P: Parliamentary (8-1/2 x 14")

W: With short form, with boxes (8-1/2 x 14")

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