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Conference Proceedings: National Developmental Conference On Individual Events 2010, Daniel Cronn-Mills Sep 2020

Conference Proceedings: National Developmental Conference On Individual Events 2010, Daniel Cronn-Mills

Proceedings of the National Developmental Conference on Individual Events

The Fifth NDC-IE was hosted two years later in Minneapolis, Minnesota in the summer of 2010. A total of 90 participants presented papers discussing public speaking events, limited preparation events, oral interpretation events, forensic leadership issues, forensics and service learning and tournament assessment.


Conference Proceedings: National Developmental Conference On Individual Events, Daniel Cronn-Mills Sep 2020

Conference Proceedings: National Developmental Conference On Individual Events, Daniel Cronn-Mills

Proceedings of the National Developmental Conference on Individual Events

The Fourth NDC-IE conference occurred eleven years later in Peoria, Illinois. It was hosted by Bradley University in the summer of 2008. This NDC-IE included the largest attendance ever with a total of 93 participants. The topics discussed included: research, the role of a DOF, growth of programs, ethics in forensics, tournament administration, education/competitive duality, growth of the activity and debate and IE relationships.


Conference Proceedings: Third National Developmental Conference On Individual Events Sep 2020

Conference Proceedings: Third National Developmental Conference On Individual Events

Proceedings of the National Developmental Conference on Individual Events

The Third NDC-IE conference occurred seven years later in Houston, Texas. It was hosted by Rice University and Tyler Junior College in the summer of 1997. A total of 40 participants met and addressed key issues such as judge training and tournament management. In addition, this NDC-IE was also marked by timely discussion of NPDA and NFA-LD.


Conference Proceedings Of The Second National Developmental Conference On Individual Events Sep 2020

Conference Proceedings Of The Second National Developmental Conference On Individual Events

Proceedings of the National Developmental Conference on Individual Events

The Second NDC-IE conference occurred two years later in Mankato, Minnesota in the summer of 1990. A total of 81 participants met to discuss topics such as new coaches, judge training, recruitment, community college programs, the AFA-NIET qualification process and ethical uses of evidence.


Complete Issue 57(1) Jul 2020

Complete Issue 57(1)

Speaker & Gavel

Complete digitized issue (Volume 57, issue 1, Spring 2020) of Speaker & Gavel.


Walmart's Opioid Stewardship Initiative Rhetorically Constructed As An Act Of Corporate Social Responsibility, Rachel Kaplan Jul 2020

Walmart's Opioid Stewardship Initiative Rhetorically Constructed As An Act Of Corporate Social Responsibility, Rachel Kaplan

Speaker & Gavel

Walmart is the largest publicly owned retailer in the world (Fishman, 2008). Walmart operates in a contested rhetorical environment because of an aggressive pricing strategy, low-paying wages, and discrimination claims made by women. This paper argues Walmart created several Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs to help improve corporate image and reputation. CSR encourages companies to consider a triple bottom line: people, the environment and profit. Consumers who practice socially responsible consumption choose to support companies they perceive give back to the community, participate in CSR initiatives to help people, and incorporate sustainable practices into the lifecycle of their products. This ...


Exploring The Impacts Of An Open Door Policy And A Mindfulness Room At The Intercollegiate Speech (Individual Events) Tournament, C. Austin Mcdonald Ii, Samantha Burke Jul 2020

Exploring The Impacts Of An Open Door Policy And A Mindfulness Room At The Intercollegiate Speech (Individual Events) Tournament, C. Austin Mcdonald Ii, Samantha Burke

Speaker & Gavel

Two distinct tournament features were offered at a regional intercollegiate individual events swing: 1.) an open door policy for all competition rounds and 2.) a mindfulness room for students. A 16-item survey (with both qualitative and quantitative prompts) was administered at the conclusion of the swing to gain a sense of participants’ perceptions of past tournament experiences and experiences with the newly implemented features. Seventy-one (n=71) respondents participated (competitors, coaches, tournament staff, and hired judges). Analysis of the data revealed: 40% of participants had felt the need to leave a round in the past (a disproportionate 80% of which ...


When A Global Pandemic Gives You Lemons You Dig Deep And Find A Way To Make Lemonade Better, Todd Holm Jul 2020

When A Global Pandemic Gives You Lemons You Dig Deep And Find A Way To Make Lemonade Better, Todd Holm

Speaker & Gavel

So far, the year 2020 has been fraught with obstacles. Australian brush fires burned over 18 million hectares of land, thousands of buildings, and killed hundreds of people. Indonesia, Japan, Puerto Rico, and parts of the continental US saw massive flooding. The Taal Volcano in the Philippines erupted and caused the evacuation of more than 300,000 people. There have been 45 earthquakes over 6 magnitudes in Turkey, The Caribbean, China, Iran, Russia, Philippines, India, and other countries. Algae blooms in Antarctica have caused the snow to turn green, and there are literally swarms of locus in parts India, Asia ...


Speaker And Gavel Call For Submissions: Forensics Administration And Practice In The Age Of Covid-19, Stephanie Wideman Jul 2020

Speaker And Gavel Call For Submissions: Forensics Administration And Practice In The Age Of Covid-19, Stephanie Wideman

Speaker & Gavel

Speaker and Gavel invites authors to submit manuscripts for an upcoming special edition focused on scholarship, pedagogy, research, competition, and administration in competitive and non-competitive speech and debate practices within and post the global Covid-19 pandemic. We welcome submissions from forensic coaches, communication scholars, and students (undergraduate and graduate).


Front Matter Jul 2020

Front Matter

Speaker & Gavel

Front matter and table of contents for volume 57, issue 1 of Speaker & Gavel.


Using Bourdieu In Communication And Forensics Research, Stephen P. Hagan Jan 2020

Using Bourdieu In Communication And Forensics Research, Stephen P. Hagan

All Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Other Capstone Projects

As norms in the forensics community are often unspoken and have few identifiable starting points, habitus and Bourdieu seems an apt place to begin an analysis. Further, such analysis can serve as a potential case study for broader applications of Bourdieu to communication studies. Thus, my goal is to provide an overview of Bourdieu’s work through his interconnecting ideas of habitus, field, and cultural capital and use those concepts to discuss college forensics as a case study of how communicative norms and attitudes are shaped in small collective social structures such as forensics. Building from that application, I explore ...


Flashback To 1985: The State Of Speech And Debate: A National Perspective, Richard G. Fawcett Aug 2019

Flashback To 1985: The State Of Speech And Debate: A National Perspective, Richard G. Fawcett

Communication and Theater Association of Minnesota Journal

Since I left Minnesota to join the staff at the National Federation of State High School Associations as their speech and music coordinator in July 1978, a number of forces have impacted America’s high schools, high school activities programs, and more specifically, high school speech and debate activities. I should like to focus on some of these forces tracing their eventual impact on speech and debate programs.


Public Speaking Tasks Across The University Curriculum, Gina Iberri-Shea Aug 2019

Public Speaking Tasks Across The University Curriculum, Gina Iberri-Shea

Communication and Theater Association of Minnesota Journal

Oral communication proficiency is often highlighted as an outcome of U.S. university curriculum, yet it is often unclear how it manifests in the classroom. This paper presents a series of surveys investigating oral communication tasks across the university. The focus of the analysis is on public speaking tasks occurring across disciplines. Results demonstrate that there is a wide range of tasks found in university syllabi, that group and individual presentations are the most prominent, and that communication studies incorporates task types unique to the discipline. Descriptions of the task types found within disciplines are provided, along with an analysis ...


Complete Issue 56(1) May 2019

Complete Issue 56(1)

Speaker & Gavel

Complete digitized issue (volume 56, issue 1, Spring 2019) of Speaker & Gavel.


Chris Vein: What Forensics Did For Me, Chris Vein May 2019

Chris Vein: What Forensics Did For Me, Chris Vein

Speaker & Gavel

ALUMNI CORNER: The forensic community is filled with alumni who will tout the benefits they received through their participation in intercollegiate speech and debate activities. As directors of forensics programs face battles for budgets and sometimes for their program’s very existence, having a collection of published testimonies about the positive influence of forensics can be a tremendous help. To that end, Speaker & Gavel is setting aside space in each issue for our alumni to talk about how forensics has helped them in their professional life. These are our alumni’s stories.


Tyson Carter: What Forensics Did For Me, Tyson Carter May 2019

Tyson Carter: What Forensics Did For Me, Tyson Carter

Speaker & Gavel

No abstract provided.


Imitatio, Civic Education, And The Digital Temper, Jessy Ohl May 2019

Imitatio, Civic Education, And The Digital Temper, Jessy Ohl

Speaker & Gavel

This essay advocates for the reinvigoration of imitatio pedagogy to reestablish disciplinary commitment to civic education in perilous democratic times. I argue that imitatio offers a needed response to several contemporary democratic challenges. After mapping out three theoretical relations of imitatio, I describe one approach for inculcating democratic citizenship via imitatio designed for undergraduate education. Finally, I conclude by reflecting on the specific affordances of imitatio education in the digital age and call on educators of rhetoric and communication to once again perceive democratic well-being as a disciplinary responsibility.


Fighting The Formula: Adherence To Unspoken Rules Limit The Value Of Individual Events, Eric Mishne May 2019

Fighting The Formula: Adherence To Unspoken Rules Limit The Value Of Individual Events, Eric Mishne

Speaker & Gavel

Forensics is one of the most valuable activities in which college students can be involved. However, the strict adherence to formula and unspoken rules diminishes the educational benefits. This article explores an extensive body of literature highlighting the concerns of formulaic practices in collegiate forensics. The author asserts that authenticity, genuine learning, transferability of skills, innovation, and high quality speaking are the biggest victims of stringent adherence to the forensic formula. Specific recommendations for competitors, judges, coaches, and organizing bodies are given, suggesting that there are alternatives which can mitigate growing concerns.


A Letter From The Novice National Forensic Association, Matt Delzer May 2019

A Letter From The Novice National Forensic Association, Matt Delzer

Speaker & Gavel

A letter of welcome from the Executive Director of the Novice National Forensic Association.


A Letter From The Speaker & Gavel Editor - Big Change, Little Change, Todd T. Holm May 2019

A Letter From The Speaker & Gavel Editor - Big Change, Little Change, Todd T. Holm

Speaker & Gavel

A letter from Speaker & Gavel editor Todd Holm about the future of Speaker & Gavel.


A Letter From The Dsr-Tka President, Mary Moore, Mike Edmonds May 2019

A Letter From The Dsr-Tka President, Mary Moore, Mike Edmonds

Speaker & Gavel

A letter from the President of DSR-TKA announcing the dissolution of Delta Sigma Rho-Tau Kappa Alpha (DSR-TKA).


Front Matter May 2019

Front Matter

Speaker & Gavel

Front matter and table of contents for volume 56, issue 1 of Speaker & Gavel.


Complete Volume 29(1-4) Jan 2019

Complete Volume 29(1-4)

Speaker & Gavel

Complete digitized volume (volume 29, issue 1-4, Fall 1991/Winter 1992/Spring 1992/Summer 1992) of Speaker & Gavel.


Complete Issue 24(1) Jan 2019

Complete Issue 24(1)

Speaker & Gavel

Complete digitized issue (volume 24, issue 1, Fall 1986) of Speaker & Gavel.


Complete Issue 24(2-4) Jan 2019

Complete Issue 24(2-4)

Speaker & Gavel

Complete digitized issue (volume 24, issue 2-4, Winter 1987/Spring 1987/Summer 1987) of Speaker & Gavel.


Complete Issue 23(4) Dec 2018

Complete Issue 23(4)

Speaker & Gavel

Complete digitized issue (volume 23, issue 4, Summer 1986) of Speaker & Gavel.


Complete Issue 23(3) Dec 2018

Complete Issue 23(3)

Speaker & Gavel

Complete digitized issue (volume 23, issue 3, Spring 1986) of Speaker & Gavel.


Complete Issue 23(2) Dec 2018

Complete Issue 23(2)

Speaker & Gavel

Complete digitized issue (volume 23, issue 2, Winter 1986) of Speaker & Gavel.


Complete Issue 23(1) Dec 2018

Complete Issue 23(1)

Speaker & Gavel

Complete digitized issue (volume 23, issue 1, Fall 1985) of Speaker & Gavel.


Complete Issue 22(3-4) Dec 2018

Complete Issue 22(3-4)

Speaker & Gavel

Complete digitized issue (volume 22, issue 3-4, Spring/Summer 1985) of Speaker & Gavel.