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AFA Newsletter: A Publication of the American Forensic Association Vol. 32, No. 3, Summer 2010

Officers of the AFA

Message from the President

Convention Meeting Schedule

Call for Submissions

Call for Nominations for Daniel Rohrer Research Award

Call for Nominations Outstanding Dissertation or Thesis Award

Call for Nominations for the Distinguished Service Awards

Tournament calendar

AFA Ballots

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

Most current meeting rooms and schedule

AFA Business Meeting, Parc 55 Hotel, Market Street - 4:00 - 7:00 pm

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

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.

Daniel Rohrer Memorial Outstanding Research Award

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.

Outstanding Dissertation or Thesis Award (past recipients)

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 Distinguished Service Awards

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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Call for Papers: Special Issue of Argumentation and Advocacy on Public Argument and Digital Media

Almost ten years ago, bloggers spurred public argument about Trent Lott’s controversial toast to a retiring Strom Thurmond. Since then, digital intermediaries using a variety of forms--blogs, podcasts, wikis, photo and video, social networking sites, and microblogs--have influenced innumerable episodes of public deliberation. This special issue of Argumentation and Advocacy calls for submissions that investigate public argument occurring through digital media. We especially seek essays that probe how digital media produce novel argument forms and modes of advocacy, historical analysis of digitally-driven deliberative episodes, and critical approaches to transformations in the nature of public argument. Submissions should be completed by June 1, 2010, and will be competitively reviewed. The special issue will be guest edited by Damien Pfister, and published under Argumentation and Advocacy’s new co-editorship of Catherine H. Palczewski and John Fritch.

Editorial Policy for the special issue:

           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.

           To ensure blind review, a separate file representing the title page should contain the author’s name, current academic title and affiliation, mailing address, telephone number, fax number, and e-mail address, and post-secondary institutions attended and degrees earned; any material that would identify the author should be stripped from the text. Include a history of the manuscript: whether it is derived from a graduate thesis (if so, identify the advisor), any previous public presentation or publication of any portion, or other relevant information.

           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, 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.

            Email a digital copy of the manuscript as an attachment to: dpfister2@unl.edu.

The title of the essay should appear in the subject line.

Send all inquiries and submissions via email to the Special Issue Editor:

Damien Smith Pfister

Guest Editor, Special Issue on Public Argument and/in Digital Media

dpfister2@unl.edu

Editors for Argumentation and Advocacy

The National Council of the American Forensic Association has unanimously approved Catherine H. Palczewski and John Fritch to be co-editors of the national peer-reviewed journal Argumentation & Advocacy. Their appointment is for a three-year editorial term for the quarterly publication, covering issues 47.1 (Summer 2010) to 49.4 (spring 2013).

Editorial policy and submission guidelines

Editorial Policy

    Argumentation and Advocacy is an official publication of the American Forensic Association. The mission of Argumentation and Advocacy is to promote scholarship in the field by publishing the best argumentation and advocacy research from diverse theoretical and methodological perspectives. It seeks to address a broad intellectual audience interested in argumentation studies from a wide array of scholarly traditions such as modern and classical rhetoric, formal and informal logic, intercollegiate forensics, media studies, communication studies, political science, social advocacy, social influence, legal studies, and any other field that concerns arguments and/or arguing.

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.

Completing the submission process at our web portal, www.argumentationandadvocacy.com, will require two steps.

Step 1) Create Paper: Click the “submit paper” button, complete the title and keywords boxes, and upload your paper using the “attach new file” box. Please do not use an ampersand (&) in the title of your document; the system will not upload the file if the title contains an ampersand (&). To ensure blind review, any material that would identify the author should be stripped from the text of the paper. Also, please remove personal information from the “properties” box for the document (usually located in the “file” menu). Directions are available here.

Step 2) Submit Author Information: Click the “submit author info” button, and then provide the following information: the author’s name, current academic title and affiliation, post-secondary institutions attended and degrees earned, mailing address, telephone number, e-mail address, a history of the manuscript (whether it is derived from a graduate thesis and, if so, identify the advisor), any previous public presentation or publication of any portion, and/or other relevant information.

Manuscripts should be double-spaced throughout, including long quotations, notes and references. On a separate page, include an abstract of no more than 120 words with a list of five suggested key words. Notes, references, 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. Paragraphs should be longer than a single sentence. Manuscripts should not exceed 25 pages excluding cover page, abstract, references, notes, tables, and appendices.

Papers reporting statistical results should include reliability estimates for all measurement scales and effect sizes for both significant and nonsignificant results. Authors should be sensitive to the problem of experiment-wise error rates.  Correlation matrices should accompany multivariate procedures such as canonical analysis and structural equation modeling.

Manuscripts should be prepared using Microsoft Word format (doc or docx), and conform to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th ed., 2009 (http://www.apastyle.org). 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”). Content notes may be used, but should be kept to a minimum. 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.

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 (e.g., in the Alta proceedings) should be substantially revised before submission and the original version should also be sent to the editor. Upon acceptance, copyright should be assigned to the American Forensic Association.  

In order to assure that we can provide the most rigorous and helpful reviews, please limit yourself to one active submission to the journal at a time. We are committed to the principle that everything submitted to us deserves to be reviewed by the most qualified people available. This means, however, that our pool of reviewers (both from the board and ad hoc) is too small to accommodate multiple essays from an author submitted at the same time.  Multiple submissions from the same author that are reasonably staggered are welcome.

Manuscripts conforming to the journal’s editorial policy and submissions guidelines should be submitted using the Argumentation and Advocacy website at www.argumentationandadvocacy.com. Inquiries may be directed to editor Harry Weger at ArguAdvo@ucf.edu

Suggestions for and completed book reviews can be addressed to the book review editor, Mark Aakhus of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, at aakhus@rci.rutgers.edu