Vol. 31, No. 3 -- June, 2009

 

 

Officers of the AFA, p. 2

Message from the President, p. 3

Convention Meeting Schedule, pp. 4-5

Call for Nominations for Daniel Rohrer Research Award, p. 6

Call for Nominations Outstanding Dissertation or Thesis Award, p. 6

Call for Nominations for the Distinguished Service Awards, pp. 7-8

In memoriam, p.  8

Tournament calendar, p. 9-18

AFA Ballots, p. 19

 

AFA NEWSLETTER

A PUBLICATION OF THE AMERICAN FORENSIC ASSOCIATION

 

VOL. 31, No. 3 -- June 2009

 

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, 2008-2010

Daniel Cronn-Mills, Minnesota State University-Mankato, President

Rich Edwards, Baylor University, Vice-President

Will Baker, Impact Coalition, Vice-President for High School Affairs

Mike Janas, Samford University, Secretary

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

Carol Winkler, Georgia State University, Immediate Past President

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

Allan Louden, Wake Forest University, Webmaster

Dale Hample, University of Maryland, Editor, Argumentation & Advocacy

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

Frank Thompson, University of Alabama, Chair, NIET Committee

 

Nominating Committee:

Jon Bruschke, Chair, Cal State Fullerton

David Cheshier, Georgia State University

Scott Deatherage, National Association for Urban Debate Leagues, Northwestern University

Becky Opsata, Cal State Northridge

Ben Voth, Miami University

Letter from the President:

 

Educational Assessment and Forensics

Daniel Cronn-Mills

 

 

The governance working group of the 2009 National Developmental Conference on Debate addressed the issue of the forensics community engaging in educational assessment. The working group believes that both intercollegiate policy debate and individual events primarily defends itself through anecdotal evidence. Forensics must participate in the same practices as the rest of the educational community and establish national assessment profiles. The governance working group offers two specific proposals:

Proposal 1

Forensic organizations participate in the development of national assessment profiles for intercollegiate policy debate and intercollegiate individual events. Rationale: The profiles need to be on a national level rather than owned/controlled by any one forensic organization. Individual forensic organizations may add to the profiles to address components that are unique for the particulars of their debate and/or individual event programs, but the basic foundation should remain stable across all organizations.

Proposal 2

State, regional and national forensic organizations contribute funding for the purpose of supporting scholar(s) to undertake the task of developing the assessment profiles. Rationale: The creation of the documents will be time intensive, requires particular knowledge sets, and will require testing before national distribution/implementation. Such a task is beyond the scope of a volunteer and deserves the time and attention of a funded scholar.

Proposal 3

The creation of an online database for collecting and sharing data gathered from individual programs who use the national profiles. Rationale: A national database allows for the coordinating of scholarly efforts based on the national profiles. The data may be used for local programs, and state, regional, and national associations.

On both the formative and summative level, forensics needs to step to the forefront and engage in systematic educational assessment of student learning outcomes. As president of the AFA, I plan to contact before NCA the leadership of the other major forensic organizations and encourage support of all three proposals. We may, hopefully, by the time we leave the national conference have a plan and funding for taking the first steps toward establishing national assessment standards for forensics.

In 1990, Jack Kay posed a question that the forensic community has yet to answer: "Are we a value-added educational experience for the departments whose budgets support our activities?" (Kay, 1990). Assessment profiles will provide forensics with the evidence to answer the question.

 

Reference

Kay, J. (1990). Research and scholarship in forensics as viewed by an administrator and former coach. National Forensic Journal, 8, 61-68.

 

[Note: This information will also appear in the published proceedings of the 2009 National Developmental Conference on Debate.]

 

THE AMERICAN FORENSIC ASSOCIATION

Annual Convention, 11 November 2009, Chicago, IL

 

Meeting concurrently with the National Communication Association and other affiliated organizations

Meeting space and accommodations hosted by the Palmer House Hilton

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, Wednesday November 11th, 2009

 

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

 

10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

NDT Board of Trustees

Palmer House Hilton, Crystal Room

AFA Professional Development & Practices Committee

Palmer House Hilton Logan Room

AFA Research Committee

Palmer House Hilton, Marshfield Room

AFA Educational Development & Practices Committee

Palmer House Hilton, Cresthill Room

AFA Finance Committee

Palmer House Hilton, Indiana Room

AFA Publications Committee

Palmer House Hilton, Madison Room

AFA Nominating Committee

Palmer House Hilton, Kimball Room

 

12:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

AFA National Council

Palmer House Hilton, Cresthill Room

AFA NIET Committee

Palmer House Hilton, Crystal Room

AFA NDT Committee

Palmer House Hilton, Indiana Room

 

5:00 - 7:00 pm

NPDA Annual Business Meeting

Palmer House Hilton, Wilson Room

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4:00 - 7:00 pm

AFA Business Meeting

Palmer House Hilton, Crystal Room

I. Call to Order

II. Appointment of Parliamentarian

III. Approval of Minutes, 2008 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

Palmer House Hilton, Wabash Room

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 by 1 October 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

 

2008

Duane Fish

Northwest College

Actor Paul Newman

2008

Bruce Manchester

George Mason University

 

2007

Allan Louden

Wake Forest University

Former Vice President Albert Gore

2006

Melissa Wade

Emory University

Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi

2005

David Hingstman

University of Iowa

Nina Tottenberg, National Public Radio

2004

Dale Herbeck

Boston College

Christopher Reeve, Actor and Advocate for Medical Research

2003

James F. Klumpp

University of Maryland

Janet Reno, Former Attorney General of the United States

2002

Guy Yates

West Texas A & M University

 

2001

James A. "Al" Johnson

Colorado College

Jimmy Carter, The Carter Center, Atlanta

2000

Jerry M. Goldberg

Pace University, New York

Parents Campaign Against Violence in the Schools

1999

Joseph W. Wenzel

University of Illinois, Urbana

 

1998

James W. Pratt

University of Wisconsin, River Falls

Kofi Annan, Secretary General, United Nations

1997

Rebecca Bjork

University of Utah

Franklyn Haiman, President, American Civil Liberties Union

1996

V. William Balthrop

University of North Carolina

Bill Moyers, Public Broadcasting System

1995

Larry Schnoor

Mankato State University

Barbara Jordan, Professor of Law, University of Texas

1994

Jerry Anderson

Concordia College (MN)

Brian Lamb, C-SPAN

 

1993

Scott Nobles

Macalester College

Hillary Rodham Clinton, First Lady of the United States

1992

Walter Ulrich

University of Northern Iowa

Barbara Jordan, Professor of Law, University of Texas

 

1991

Gerald Sanders

Miami University (Ohio)

William Brennan, Justice, United States Supreme Court

1990

Raymie McKerrow

University of Maine

Laurence Tribe, Professor of Law, Harvard University

1989

David Zarefsky

Northwestern University

Dianne Feinstein, Mayor, San Francisco

1988

Donn Parson

University of Kansas

Ann Richards, Governor, Texas

1987

Vernon McGuire

Texas Tech University

C. Everett Koop, Surgeon General of the United States

1986

Jack Howe

California State University-Long Beach

Franklin Zimring, Distinguished Law Professor

1985

Malcolm Sillars

University of Utah

Richard Lamb, Governor, Colorado

1984

Wayne Brockriede

CSU-Fullerton

Paul Simon, United States Senator, Illinois

1983

Lucy Keele

California State University - Fullerton

Larry Pressler, United States Senator, South Dakota

1982

Glenn Capp

Baylor University

Joshua B. Everett

1981

George Ziegelmueller

Wayne State University

Thomas Bradley, Mayor, Los Angeles, California

1980

Austin J. Freeley

John Carroll University

Bishop Fulton J. Sheen

1979

Annabel Hagood

University of Alabama

Henry Cisneros, Mayor, San Antonio, Texas

 

 

 

In Memoriam

 

 

Michael Walton Pfau, University of Oklahoma, 12 March 2009

 

Carolyn Berglund Keefe, West Chester University, PA, 29 April 2009

 

Frank Girard Harrison, Trinity University, TX, 1 June 2009

 

John Sartain Gossett, University of North Texas, 7 June 2009

 

 

 

AFA TOURNAMENT CALENDAR 2008-2009

 

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

9-10        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

 

 

This means that South Dakota State University will host a tournament, open to any school that wants to enter, on October 9-20, 2009. 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 and 3 preliminary and 1 elimination round of the 11 AFA individual events.

 

 

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER 2009

11-12     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

 

12           IN           Forensic 500 @ University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN.  Audrey Cunningham

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

 

18-20     IN           Purdue Boilermaker @ Purdue University, West Bend, IN.  Josh Caplan. Open.

Usual IEs; NPDA.  purduedebate@yahoo.com

 

18           TN*        8th Annual Music City Invitational Parli Kick Off @ Tennessee State

University, Nashville, TN.  Kimberley LaMarque 615-963-7491.  Open.  NPDA Open 6/3.  klamarque@tnstate.edu

 

19           TN*        8th Annual Music City Invitational Swing, Part 1 @ Tennessee State

University, Nashville, TN (hosted by TSU Forensics Alumni).  Kimberley LaMarque 615-963-7491.  Open.  Usual IEs 2/1; NPDA Open 5/3.  klamarque@tnstate.edu

 

20           TN*        8th Annual Music City Invitational Swing, Part 2 @ Tennessee State                                                                       University, Nashville, TN (hosted by Tennessee State University).  Kimberley LaMarque                                       615-963-7491.  Open.  Usual IEs 2/1.  klamarque@tnstate.edu

 

25-27     KY*        WKU/OU Fall Fiesta @ Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY.  Chris  

                                Chandler 270-745-6340.  Open.  Usual IEs 2/1; NPDA, LD Open 6/4, Nov 6/2.

                                Christopher.chandler@wku.edu   www.wku.edu/forensics

 

26             MD       Towson Season Opener  @ Towson University, Towson, MD.  Jennifer Struve

410-704-2888.  Open.  Usual IEs 2/1   jstruve@towson.edu

 

22           MN        PLUM (Parliamentary League of the Upper Midwest) #1 @ Bethany                     Lutheran College, Mankato, MN.  Open.  Morning workshop to prepare

beginning debaters for afternoon competition. NPDA 3/2.  Phi Rho Pi

style elims. Jonathan.Loging@blc.edu   www.blc.edu/speechteam

 

OCTOBER 2009

 

3-4          WY         The Top of the Rockies @ University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY.  Matt                                                               Stannard 307-766-6690. Open. Usual IEs 2/1. NPDA Open, Jr, Nov 6/4;

LD Open, Jr 4/3.  stannard@uwyo.edu

 

3              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

 

4              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. jwarren8@gmu.edu  www.gmuforensics.org/vaforlovers.php

 

3 tent.     ND*       Lyle Huseby Invitational @ North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND.  Amorette

Hinderaker 701-231-7705.  Open.  NPDA Open 6/2 across both halves of the

swing; Usual IEs 3/1.  Date is tentative.  amorette.hinderaker@ndsu.edu 

 

 

 

4 tent.     MN*       Carol Gaede "Talk of the Tundra" Invitational @ Concordia College,

Moorhead, MN. Holly Manning 218-299-3014. Open.  NPDA Open

continues; Usual IEs, 3/1. Date is tentative.  Information at

www4.cord.edu/csta/forensics/tundra/index.htm    hmanning@cord.edu 

 

8-10        WY         Pioneer Trails Invitational @ Casper College, Casper, WY.  Terry Rogers 307-

268-2648.  Open.  Usual IEs 3/2; NPDA Open, Jr, Nov 6/4.  trogers@caspercollege.edu

 

9-10        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

 

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

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

 

11           AL*        UA Alumni IE Swing @ University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL.  Treva

Dean.  Open.  Usual IEs 2/1.  dean006@bama.ua.edu 

 

13 or 16  MN        PLUM #2 @ Bethany Lutheran College, Mankato, MN.  Jonathan Loging

507-344-7420.  Open.  NPDA Open 3/2.  PRP style elims. 

Jonathan.Loging@blc.edu   www.blc.edu/speechteam

 

16-18     HI           Pan Pacific Championship Debate Tournament @ Hawaii Pacific University,

Honolulu, HI.  Rose Helens-Hart 808-544-9378.  Open.  Worlds 6/approp.  rhelens@hpu.edu  www.hpu.edu/debate

 

17             MN       Larry Schnoor Invitational @ Minnesota State University Mankato,

Mankato, MN.  James Dimock 507-389-5533.  Open.  Usual IEs 2/1. 

james.dimock@mnsu.edu

 

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

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

 

20              MN       TCFL (Twin Cities Forensic League) #1 @ Normandale Community                                      College, Bloomington, MN.  Mike Wartman 952-487-8364.  Members                                    Only. Usual IEs 2/1.  One-time membership fee.

michael.wartman@normandale.edu

 

23           CA          "Free Afternoon LD" Tournament @ Irvine Valley College, Irvine, CA.  Gary

Rybold.  Open.  LD 4/approp.  Begins at noon.  grybold@ivc.edu

 

23-24     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  

 

23-25     LA*        Autumn Oak Tree Swing @ Louisiana State University Alexandria, Alexandria,

LA.  Kevin Ells 318-473-6489.  Open.  Usual IEs 2/1; IPDA Professional 6/3, Team 4/3, Nov 6/4, Var 6/4.  Louisiana College, Pineville, LA is hosting Team IPDA.  All IEs on Oct. 23.  debate@lsua.edu 

 

23-25     CO*        Springs Swing @ Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO. Sim Butler 719-389-

6339.  Open.  United States Air Force Academy will host NPDA only; Al Johnson Invitational will include NPDA and IEs.  Sim.butler@coloradocollege.edu  

 

 

24           MA         Suffolk Fall Classic @ Suffolk University, Boston, MA.  Bruce Wickelgren

617-994-4241.  Open.  LD Open 4/2; Usual IEs 3/0. 

bwickelg@suffolk.edu

 

30-31     MN         The Vocal Viking @ Bethany Lutheran College, Mankato, MN. 

Jonathan Loging  507-344-7420.  Open.  NPDA Open 4/2; Usual IEs 3/1. 

Jonathan.Loging@blc.edu   www.blc.edu/speechteam 

 

30-31     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

 

30-Nov. 1*WV     Chief Justice/Alumni Swing @ Marshall University, Huntington, WV.  Danny

Ray 304-654-0587.  Open.  Usual IEs Open, Nov 3/1; LD Open, Nov 6/3.    

ray102@marshall.edu

 

NOVEMBER 2009

1              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

 

7              NH          Jack Lynch Invitational @ St. Anselm College, Manchester, NH.  David

Trumble 603-641-7494.  Open.  LD Open 6/3; Nov: 2 workshops & 4/1; Usual IEs 2/1.  dtrumble@anselm.edu

 

7              OH                          Ruth A. Wilcox Forensics Invitational @ Marietta College, Marietta, OH. 

Mabry M. O'Donnell 740-376-4684.  Limited to schools with enrollment of

8,000 or fewer.  Usual IEs (no RC), Impromptu Sales 2/1. 

Mabry.ODonnell@marietta.edu 

 

6-8          TX          University of Houston National Invitational Policy Debate Tournament @

University of Houston, Houston, TX.  Dr. Mike Fain 713-385-0541.  Open.  Policy debate Open, Jr, Nov 6/4.  drmikefain@aol.com

 

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

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

 

8              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

 

6-8          MO*       Missouri Mule Invitational Tournament and Swing @ University of Central

Missouri, Warrensburg, MO.  Arthur Rennels 660-543-8646.  Open.  1

NPDA tournament (Open, Nov 6/approp.), 2 LD tournaments (Open, Nov 6/approp.), 2 IE tournaments (Usual IEs at each).  Co-hosted with McKendree College, Lebanon, IL  

 

6              CA*        Pat Kennedy Round Robin @ University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA.  Dr.

Marlin Bates 209-946-3049.  Competitive bid only.  Contact Dr. Marlin

Bates for bid.  mbates@pacific.edu  

 

7-8          CA*        Paul Winters Invitational @ University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA.  Dr. Marlin

Bates 209-946-3049.  Open.  Usual IEs 2/2; TEAM Open, Nov 6/approp; NPDA Open, Nov 6/approp; LD Open 4/approp.    mbates@pacific.edu  

 

 

 

3 or 24    MN        PLUM #3 @ Bethany Lutheran College, Mankato, MN.  Jonathan Loging

507-344-7420.  Open.  NPDA Open 3/2.  PRP style elims. 

Jonathan.Loging@blc.edu   www.blc.edu/speechteam

 

13           CA          "It's Great To Be Free" Tournament @ Irvine Valley College, Irvine, CA.  Gary

Rybold.  Open.  NPDA 4/2.  grybold@ivc.edu

 

20  tent                  MN*       VFL (Valley Forensic League) #1 @ Concordia College, Moorhead, MN.                                                              Holly Manning 218-299-3014.  Open.  Usual IEs 2/1.  Membership open to

any school at any time. Date is tentative.  hmanning@cord.edu 

 www4.cord.edu/csta/forensics/tournaments/vfl/index.htm 

 

21 tent  MN*       VFL (Valley Forensic League) #2 @ Concordia College, Moorhead, MN.                                                              Holly Manning 218-299-3014.  Open.  Usual IEs 2/1.  Membership open to

                                any school at any time. Date is tentative.   hmanning@cord.edu

                                 www4.cord.edu/csta/forensics/tournaments/vfl/index.htm

 

6-8          LA*        Red River Classic Swing @ Louisiana State University-Shreveport,

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

LA. Trey Gibson 318-797-5081/Jorji Jarzabek 318-797-5318.  Open.  NPDA Open, Nov 6/3; IPDA Open, Var 6/4, Nov 6/3; Professional. Usual IEs 2/2. mary.jarzabek@lsus.edu 

 

17           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

 

20-22     OR          Mahaffey Memorial Collegiate Forensics Tournament @ Linfield College,

McMinnville, OR.  Dr. Jackson Miller 503-883-2625.  Open.  NPDA Open, Jr, Nov 6/4; Worlds-Style Debate 6/approp.; Usual IEs, Mad Libs Interp 3/1.  jmiller@linfield.edu

 

 

 

21            OH*      The Birds of a Feather Swing: 67th 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. 

BGSU4N6@yahoo.com 

 

22           OH*       Birds of a Feather Swing: The Redhawk Royale @ Bowling Green State

University, Bowling Green, OH (hosted by Miami University, Miami, OH). 

Todd Holm  513-529-2278.  Usual IEs 2/1; LD 4/2.  tholm@muohio.edu  (BGSU4N6@yahoo.com for debate entry)

 

21           WI*        Edna Sorber Invitational @ University of Wisconsin-Whitewater,

Whitewater, WI.  Janine Fassl.  Open.  Usual IEs 2/1.

 

22           WI*        Badger Memorial Invitational @ University of Wisconsin-Madison,

Madison, WI.  Ben Jedd 608-692-4287. Open.  Usual IEs 2/1. http://forensics.rso.wisc.edu 

 

 

DECEMBER 2009

 

1              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

 

4-5          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

 

4-5          OH*       The Holiday Frolic @ The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

                                 David Root 614-292-0749.  Open.  L-D 4/4; Usual IEs, Open, Nov 3/1.

                osu_forensics@hotmail.com

 

6              OH*       Frolic Some More @ Otterbein College, Westerville, OH.  Susan

Millsap  614-823-3386.  Open.  LD Open 4/4; NFA IEs 2/1.

smillsap@otterbein.edu  

 

5              NE*        The Outer Limits Swing Part 1 @ University of Nebraska Kearney,

Kearney, NE.  Rachelle Kamrath 402-429-1863.  Open.  Usual IEs 2/1.  kamrathrl@unk.edu

 

6              NE*        The Outer Limits Swing Part 2 @ University of Nebraska Kearney,

Kearney, NE (hosted by Concordia College, Moorhead, MN).  Holly Manning 218-299-3014.  Open.  Usual IEs 2/1.  hmanning@cord.edu 

 

11-12     MN         THBT (This House Believes That) Classic @ Bethany Lutheran College,

Mankato, MN.  Jonathan Loging 507-344-7420.  Open.  NPDA Sr, Nov

6/approp.  Jonathan.Loging@blc.edu   www.blc.edu/speechteam

 

 

 

 

JANUARY 2010

 

15-16    NE*         The Sleet and Sun Swing, Part 1 @ Concordia University, Seward, NE.         Bryan Moore 402-643-7440.  Open.  NPDA 6/3; L-D 4/3;

Usual IEs 2/1.  bryan.moore@cune.edu

 

17           NE*        The Sleet and Sun Swing, Part 2 @ Concordia University, Seward, NE

(hosted by Bethel University, St. Paul, MN).  Bryan Moore

402-643-7440.  Open.  NPDA 4/3; Usual IEs 2/1. bryan.moore@cune.edu

 

16           IN           BullDog Battle @ Butler University, Indianapolis, IN.  Janis Crawford 317-940-

9847.  Open.  Usual IEs; NPDA 4/1.  www.butler.edu/speechteam

 

21-23     VA          Communicator Classic @ Patrick Henry College, Purcellville, VA.  Isaiah McPeak

410-980-7645.  Open.  LD Open, Nov 5/3; NPDA Open, Jr 6/4. isaiahm@phc.edu

 

23           IA*        Iowa Swing Part 1-Bill Henderson Invitational @ University of Northern

Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA.  Penni Pier 319-352-8256.  Open.  Usual IEs  2/1.  penni.pier@wartburg.edu 

 

24           IA*        Iowa Swing Part 2-Bob Smith Invitational @ Wartburg College, Waverly,                                                             IA.  Penni Pier 319-352-8256.  Open.  Usual IEs 2/1.

penni.pier@wartburg.edu

 

29-30     FL           Marks Invitational @ University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL.  Brendan B.

Kelly 850-474-3365.  Open.  NFA IEs, POI 3/1; NPDA 4/2.  http://uwf.edu/commarts/organizations/forensics/index.html 

 

 

30-31     CA          Rev. Copeland Invitational @ Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA.  Melan

Jaich 408-554-4793.  Open.  NPDA Open, Nov 6/4; TEAM Open, Nov 6/4.  mjaich@scu.edu  www.scu.edu/comm 

 

 

FEBRUARY 2010

 

2              MN        TCFL #4 @ 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          MN         Icebox Classic @ St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN.  Scott                                                                         Wells/Denee Janda 320-308-3000.  Open.  NPDA Open 4/2; Usual IEs, Interp of                                        Children's Literature, Discussion 2/1.   sdwells@stcloudstate.edu

                                http://studentorg.stcloudstate.edu/forensics/forensics.html 

 

5-6          TX          Texas Intercollegiate Forensic Association (TIFA) Spring Championship

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

 

 

6              MA*       Suffolk U/U of FL in Boston Swing, Part 1 @ Suffolk University, Boston, MA. 

Bruce Wickelgren 617-994-4241.  Open.  LD Open 4/3.; Usual IEs 2/1.  bwickelg@suffolk.edu

 

7              MA*       Suffolk U/U of FL in Boston Swing, Part 2 @ Suffolk University, Boston, MA

(hosted by University of Florida, Gainesville, FL).  Bruce Wickelgren 617-994-

4241.  Open.  LD Open 4/approp.; Usual IEs 2/1.  bwickelg@suffolk.edu

 

9 or 16   MN        PLUM #4 @ Bethany Lutheran College, Mankato, MN.  507-344-7412. Open. 

NPDA 3/2.  PRP style elims.  Jonathan.Loging@blc.edu   www.blc.edu/speechteam 

 

6              VA*       Virginia is for Lovers Spring Swing Part 1 @ James Madison University,

Harrisonburg, VA. Lee Mayfield 540-568-3427.  Open. Usual IEs 2/1. CX

in Extemp finals.  mayfiecl@jmu.edu

 

7              VA*       Virginia is for Lovers Spring Swing Part 2 @ James Madison University,

Harrisonburg, VA (hosted by George Mason University, Fairfax, VA).  Jason Warren 703-993-3866. Open. Usual IEs 2/1. CX in Extemp finals.  jwarren8@gmu.edu

 

6              NE*        The Fat Tuesday Swing Part 1@ University of Nebraska-Kearney,

Kearney, NE.  Rachelle Kamrath 402-429-1863.  Open.  Usual IEs 2/1.

kamrathrl@unk.edu

 

7              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

 

6-7          CA*        Sunset Cliffs Classic @ Point Loma Nazarene University, Point Loma,

CA.  Skip Rutledge 619-849-2391.  Open.  Usual IEs Open, Nov 2/2;

NPDA 6/5; LD Open, Jr 4/3.  skiprutledge@pointloma.edu

 

12-13     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 3/1.   morriskr@uwec.edu  www.uwec.edu/4N6/

 

14           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

 

12-13    OK*         Sweetheart Swing Part 1 @ University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK.                                                                         Lindsay Wakefield 405-325-1596.  Open.  NPDA 5/3; Usual IEs 2/1.

                                wakefield@ou.edu

 

14           OK*       Sweetheart Swing Part 2 @ University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK                                                                          (hosted by West Texas A&M University, Canyon, TX).  Connie McKee                                                     806-651-2415.  Open.  Usual IEs 2/1.  cmckee@mail.wtamu.edu

 

13            AZ*       Fiesta Swing, Part 1 @ Glendale Community College, Glendale, AZ.  Kirt

Shineman 623-845-3653.  Open.  LD Open 4/2 NPDA Open 6/3; Usual IEs Open, Jr 2/1.  kirt.shineman@gcmail.maricopa.edu

 

14           AZ*        Fiesta Swing, Part 2 @ Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.  Kirt Shineman 623-845-                                      3653.  Open.  LD Open 4/2; NPDA Open 6/3; Usual IEs Open, Jr 2/1.                                                                              kirt.shineman@gcmail.maricopa.edu

 

16           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

 

19           TX          The Lone Star Stampede Part I @ 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

 

19-20    SD           NDISL/SDIFA Dakotas State Tournament @ North Dakota State                                                                          University, Fargo, ND. Joel Hefling 605-688-4390. Members only.

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

 

19-20    IL            The Litrenta Triangle Speech Tournament @ Harper College, Palatine, IL.  Jeff

Przybylo 847-925-6975; Josh Sunderbruch 847-925-6618.  Open to students in first 2 years of competition. Usual IEs, Group Communication, RT 3/1; NPDA Open 6/3.  Parli, Group & RT are Open.    jprzybyl@harpercollege.edu    jsunderb@harpercollege.edu

 

19-21     LA          Eddy Shell Invitational Speech & Debate Tournament @ Bossier Parish

Community College, Bossier City, LA.  Bob Alexander 318-678-6460. Open.  Usual IEs 2/1; IPDA Prof, Vars, Nov 7/approp; IPDA Team 4/approp.  BAlexander@bpcc.edu

 

20-21     MN        MCFA Minnesota State Tournament @ South Central College, Mankato, MN. 

Cindy Larson-Casselton 218-299-3333.  Members only.  NPDA 4/3; Usual IEs, Mini Interp 3/1.

 

26-27       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

 

27           MA         Northeast Regionals @ Location TBA.  Bruce Wickelgren 617-994-4241. 

Members only.  LD 4/approp.; Usual IEs (no POI) 2/1.  bwickelg@suffolk.edu

 

 

 

 

27           OH*       2010 A Forensic Odyssey: "Because We're Aliens & That's How We Roll"

Tournament @ Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH.  Paul Wesley Alday 419-372-8856.  Open.  Usual IEs, Science Fiction Interp 2/1; NPDA Open, Nov 4/3.  BGSU4N6@yahoo.com 

 

 

 

 

28           OH*       "Because We're Aliens" Part 2 @ Bowling Green State University, Bowling

Green, OH (hosted by Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI and Oberlin

College, Oberlin, OH).  Michelle Baker  baker3mt@cmich.edu    Open.  Usual IEs 2/1; NPDA Open, Nov 4/3.  BGSU4N6@yahoo.com 

http://scs.bgsu.edu/forensics

 

 

MARCH 2010

 

2              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

 

4-5          MD         TU Season Closer @ Towson University, Towson, MD.  Jennifer Struve 410-704-

2888.  Open.  Usual IEs 2/1.  jstruve@towson.edu

 

5-7          OH          National Christian College Forensics Association National Tournament @

Cedarville University, Cedarville, OH.  Konrad Hack, Tournament Director

949-854-8002        X 1805. Members only.  L-D Open, Nov 4/3; NPDA Open, Nov

6/4; Usual IEs, Faith Literature, Reader's Theater 3/2.   konrad.hack@cui.edu  NCCFA President: Skip Rutledge 619-849-2391 skiprutledge@pointloma.edu    www.nccfa.org/

 

5 tent.     MN*      VFL #3 @ Concordia College, Moorhead, MN. Holly Manning 218-299-3014.

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

fees available. Date is tentative.   hmanning@cord.edu  

www4.cord.edu/csta/forensics/tournaments/vfl/index.htm

 

6 tent.     MN*      VFL #4 @ Concordia College, Moorhead, MN. Holly Manning 218-299-3014.

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

fees available. Date is tentative.   hmanning@cord.edu    

www4.cord.edu/csta/forensics/tournaments/vfl/index.htm

7              OH*       The Generic @ The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.  Director TBA.

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

 

16 or 23 MN         PLUM #5 @ Bethany Lutheran College, Mankato, MN.  507-344-7412. 

Open.  NPDA Open 3/2. Season awards.  jonathan.loging@blc.edu

 

12-13     WI          AFA-NIET District IV Qualifying Tournament @ University of Wisconsin-Stout,

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

 

15-16     GER       International Forensic Association Tournament @ Berlin, Germany.  Clark D.

Olson, Tournament Director  480-965-3825.  Open. 9 NFA IEs, nuance event 2/2; Open NPDA, LD 4/0. Lodging arrangements must be made through AIFS in London. Contact the Tournament Director for information.  Clark.olson@asu.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

18-21    MN          Pi Kappa Delta National Comprehensive Tournament @ Holiday Inn Select-

Airport, Minneapolis, MN (hosted by Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN).  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. Invitation on PKD website (www.pikappadelta.com  ) in July. NOTE: This is a hotel tournament.  Participants must be guests of the hotel in order to enter the tournament.

 

19-22     TX          NPDA National Tournament @ Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX. 

Tournament Director:  Glenn Prince.  NPDA 8/7.  Kevin Minch, NPDA

President, Truman University.  kminch@truman.edu

 

26-28    KS            28th Novice Nationals Individual Events/Parli Tournament @ Hutchinson

Community College, Hutchinson, KS.  Michael Dreher, Tournament Director 651-638-6052.  Open-Novice Only.  NPDA 6/4; L-D 4/2; Usual IEs, Impromptu Sales, Reader's Theatre 3/2.  mdreher@bethel.edu  www.novicenats.org/

 

 

APRIL 2010

 

2-5       WI             AFA National Individual Events Tournament @ University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Eau Claire, WI.  Larry Schnoor, Tournament Director 507-387-3010.  Members Only.  Usual IEs 3/3.  LGene9535@aol.com

 

5-10        LA          Phi Rho Pi National Junior College Tournament @ Marriott Hotel Downtown,

New Orleans, LA (hosted by Tallahassee Community College, Tallahassee, FL).  Duane Fish, Tournament Director 307-754-6024. Members Only. CEDA Jr 6/2;  L-D Jr 6/2; NPDA Jr 6/2; CEDA-LD Jr 6/2; Usual IEs, Interpreters Theatre 3/2.  

duane.fish@northwestcollege.edu    www.phirhopi.org 

 

15-19     OH          NFA National Championships @ The Ohio University, Athens, OH. Vicki Karns,

Tournament Director.  Open.  NFA IEs, 4/3; L-D 6/4.   vkarns@suffolk.edu

 

23-24     OK          138th Interstate Oratorical Association National Contest @ University of

Oklahoma, Norman, OK.  Larry Schnoor, Tournament Director  507-387-

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

 

 

MAY 2010

 

1-2          CA          American Readers Theater association Championships (ARTa) @

Los Angeles, CA public venue TBA.  Wade Hescht, Director.  Readers Theater only.  artchamps@aol.com    www.readerstheater.org

 

 

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