STUDENTS PLACE AT FORENSICS MEET
The tournament included two preliminary rounds plus finals in 11 individual events, including prose, dramatic duo, extemporaneous speaking, after-dinner speaking, communication analysis, persuasive speaking and others as well as parliamentary debate.
Kelly Aherns, an English major from New Richmond, Wis., placed 6 th in informative speaking. Aherns presented an original, factual speech on a real subject to fulfil the general aim to inform the audience.
Adam Helbach, a speech communications major from Brule, Wis., placed 3 rd in dramatic interpretation. This event includes the student representing one or more characters from a play or plays of literary merit from screen, stage or radio.
Melissa Lutes, a pre-professional major from Apple Valley, placed 6 th in persuasive speaking. She presented an original speech designed to inspire, reinforce or change the beliefs, attitudes, values or actions of the audience.
Other UW-RF students who participated in the tournament included: Brooke Eglinton, a speech communications major from Caledonia, Minn.; Dee Burce, an agricultural education major from Alma, Wis.; Muchero Mudzonga, a marketing communications major from River Falls; and Livia Johnson, a pre-professional major from Onamia, Minn.
Participating schools includes Bethel University; Concordia College, which placed 1 st in the school sweepstakes; Gustavus Adolphus College; Northwestern College; South Dakota State University; UW-Eau Claire; UW-Madison, which placed 3 rd in the school sweepstakes; UW-Stout; St. Benedicts/St. John's College; and Warburg College, which placed 2 nd in the school sweepstakes.
Speech faculty Jim Pratt and Kathy Olsen are co-directors of the forensics program at UW-RF.
Thursday, 22-Apr-2010 16:06:49 Central Daylight Time
University of Wisconsin - River Falls