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Open Topic -- Any issue / 2019 Heart of Texas Invitational
« Last post by pdebate on September 09, 2019, 08:15:49 AM »
To the College Debate Community:

You are cordially invited to attend the College Debate Preview at the Heart of Texas Invitational. The preview offers representatives from college debate programs the opportunity to talk with high school students about debating in college. The preview will be held during the Heart of Texas Invitational Speech and Debate Tournament in Dallas, Texas during the weekend of October 18-20, 2019.  Last year over 70 high schools from more than 20 states attended the tournament.  College representatives from programs all over the United States were also in attendance. It would be our honor to host representatives from your school this year.

Colleges attending the preview are offered two full pages of advertising (no charge) in the tournament program. The ad pages should be sent to me so that they arrive no later than October 9th. Traditionally, ad pages have included a one page letter from the director, and one page of "college propaganda" about the school. You may format your two pages in any way that you think would be helpful to your recruiting efforts--as long as I get it by the 9th. We have gone to an online program which you might want to take into account when preparing your materials. There isn't a formal schedule for the College Preview Program. We do open a room between rounds five and six on Sunday morning to create a place for students to meet with representatives, however, you are free to watch rounds, talk with students, visit with friends, feed yourself in the coaches lounge, and visit our campus and our city. If you are willing to judge a round or two it would be sincerely appreciated, however, you shouldn't feel any pressure to do so.

You can find most, if not all, the info you need on our tabroom page: http://heartoftexas.tabroom.com
We have a great rate of $90 per night at our tournament hotel, the Marriott Quorum Addison which can be booked online: https://www.marriott.com/events/start.mi?id=1564426984848&key=GRP
That rate expires Oct. 3

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to email the tournament director, Tim Mahoney, pacedebate@gmail.com
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Wayne State University is seeking NDT-CEDA style Phd and MA debate graduate assistants for next Fall. The Department of Communication at Wayne State University offers assistantships in both MA and PhD programs in Communication Studies, Film Studies and Journalism. We have excellent programs in crisis communication, organizational, public relations, political communication, and leadership studies and a host of other comm fields.

The assistantships are very generous and competitive. You will receive tuition waiver, monthly stipend, health and dental insurance (same insurance coverage as faculty--which is better than most universities), and no teaching requirements other than your coaching work with the team (although you can in the summer for extra money). We have five assistantships in forensics - 3 for policy debate, 2 for individual events with a Director of Forensics (Dr. Ron Stevenson) and Director of Debate (Dr. Sydney Pasquinelli).

Learn more at:  http://comm.wayne.edu/graduate/index.php and http://www.wsuforensics.org/joinus.htm.

Deadline for PhD application is February 1. MA admission is on a rolling basis. Please fill out the appropriate MA or PhD application and a graduate assistantship form (http://comm.wayne.edu/grad-forms/grad-assistantship-app-new.pdf)

Also feel free to talk to me about the position. When contacting me, please indicate your current undergrad and grad GPAs, GRE scores (if taken), and scholarly interests.

We have a young but highly competitive team that is strongly supported by a great college, department and alumni. Learn more about our program at www.wsuforensics.org.

We are a public research (R1) university located in the heart of Detroit’s Midtown Cultural Center Historic District. WSU has 13 schools and colleges and 31,000 graduate and undergraduate students. We host a number of concerts, speakers, and city events and festivals and are in walking distance or a very short drive from the renowned Detroit Institute of Arts, the Detroit Public Library, The Wright Museum of African American History, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Comerica Park, Ford Field, Joe Louis Arena, the Detroit Historical Museum, the New Detroit Science Center, the Detroit Film Theatre, the Fox Theatre, the Fisher Theatre, the Gem Theatre and the Detroit Opera House.

Deadline for applying for the PhD program is mid January; if you want a late apply, let me know immediately so I can notify the graduate committee. MA applicants are admitted on a rolling basis. Again, please let me know of your interest so I can let the grad committee know. Please check http://comm.wayne.edu/phd.php for updates.

Please contact me at Kelly.young at wayne.edu or my office phone 313-577-2953.

Thanks, Kelly
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Grad School Positions / Wyoming seeking Graduate Assistants
« Last post by Matt Liu on September 01, 2019, 04:23:48 PM »
The University of Wyoming is seeking two Graduate Assistants to work with the debate team next season, beginning in fall 2020. The position covers tuition for a Master’s degree in Communication Studies or Journalism and comes with a competitive stipend. Please feel free to contact me at mliu6@uwyo.edu with questions about the assistantships or our graduate program.
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Weber / Re: 2019 Val A. Browning Round Robin and Mukai College Classic
« Last post by Ryan Wash on August 29, 2019, 02:37:46 PM »
The application deadline for the Val A. Browning Round Robin is tomorrow! Decisions will be announced Monday.

Apply here: https://forms.gle/W1VnvJ2xsJa43UgG9
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Liberty / 2020 Liberty Debate Tournament Invitation
« Last post by mph on August 29, 2019, 12:34:03 PM »
We will not be hosting on our traditional November weekend in 2019.  Instead, we will host in the place of JMU on the weekend of January 24-26, 2020.  This is a one-year arrangement while JMU prepares to host the 2020 NDT.  We hope to see you in January.
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Weber / 2019 Val A. Browning Round Robin and Mukai College Classic
« Last post by Ryan Wash on August 20, 2019, 03:19:59 PM »
Please join Weber State Debate in Ogden this fall for the Val A. Browning Round Robin (Oct 2-3) and the Mukai College Classic (Oct 5-7). The invite and round robin application are below. Hope to see you soon!

Round Robin Application:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSej714EbQP9U641rjCD6Mi40Tf8lqZ36RxyEcuoqaQdshAXDQ/viewform

Hotel Block:

https://secure3.hilton.com/en_US/hp/reservation/book.htm?inputModule=HOTEL&ctyhocn=OGDUTHX&spec_plan=CHHWSD&arrival=20191001&departure=20191007&cid=OM,WW,HILTONLINK,EN,DirectLink&fromId=HILTONLINKDIRECT
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Open Topic -- Any issue / Call for Editor of Argumentation and Advocacy
« Last post by DrScott on August 13, 2019, 10:02:04 AM »
Argumentation and Advocacy Editorship

Call for new Editor of Argumentation and Advocacy, vols. 56-58

Individuals are invited to submit nominations, including self-nominations, for Editor of Argumentation and Advocacy: The Journal of the American Forensic Association.

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. A & A is published by Taylor & Francis, and recent issues may be found here:
https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rafa20/current.

To edit the journal an individual must be a current member or join the American Forensics Association. The three-year editorial term for this quarterly publication will commence with the publication of the Summer 2020 issue (vol. 56, no 1). The editor should be in place by early Fall 2019 so that they may compile an editorial board, develop submission guidelines, and begin receiving submissions by January of 2020. The editorship will span the years 2020 to 2022 (Volumes 56-58, 4 issues a year). The AFA Constitution reserves to the editor the right to select members of the editorial board, and assures them control over the editorial content of the journal.

The nomination should include (1) a statement of the nomination; (2) a current curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of philosophy or approach to the editor’s task; and (4) two letters of recommendation. The statement of philosophy should include the candidate’s editorial philosophy, and should discuss their view of the scope of subject matter appropriate for publication in the journal; it may also contain ideas for potential special issues of the journal. This statement is the candidate’s opportunity to share their vision of the journal with the Publications Committee. This statement is also the appropriate venue in which candidates might demonstrate their commitment to inclusive scholarship by offering 5-10 names the candidate intends to invite to the editorial board.

The Publications Committee enthusiastically encourages interested candidates from historically underrepresented communities and backgrounds, and will view favorably candidates who demonstrate a commitment to inclusive scholarship via a diverse slate of potential editorial board members (in addition to other practices of inclusivity).

Nominations or other inquiries about the position should be submitted electronically to Dr. Scott Varda, acting Chair of the AFA Publications Committee (scott_varda@baylor.edu). Please use “Editor nomination” in the subject line of your correspondence. Electronic submissions should be in MSWord or PDF format. Nominations must be received by September 15, 2019.
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Open Topic -- Any issue / Melissa Maxcy Wade Award Honoring Debate as a Public Good
« Last post by Aharper on August 12, 2019, 09:47:01 AM »
Melissa Maxcy Wade, the Executive Director of the Barkley Forum at Emory University for over 43 years, dedicated her career to the promotion of debate not just in an insular academic setting, but as a means to foster dialogue about difficult issues and to effect change in our communities.  In 2015, she was the first recipient of the Melissa Maxcy Wade Award Honoring Debate as a Public Good.  The award committee is now seeking nominations of other individuals with ties to the debate community who are committed to using debate as a public good or encouraging and empowering others to use debate as a public good. 

Please submit nominations to kara.grant@emory.edu by August 30, 2019.  The award recipient will be announced during the awards presentation at the Georgia State University tournament on September 16, 2019.
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Georgia State / Melissa Maxcy Wade Award Honoring Debate as a Public Good
« Last post by Aharper on August 12, 2019, 09:45:33 AM »
Melissa Maxcy Wade, the Executive Director of the Barkley Forum at Emory University for over 43 years, dedicated her career to the promotion of debate not just in an insular academic setting, but as a means to foster dialogue about difficult issues and to effect change in our communities.  In 2015, she was the first recipient of the Melissa Maxcy Wade Award Honoring Debate as a Public Good.  The award committee is now seeking nominations of other individuals with ties to the debate community who are committed to using debate as a public good or encouraging and empowering others to use debate as a public good. 

Please submit nominations to kara.grant@emory.edu by August 30, 2019.  The award recipient will be announced during the awards presentation at the Georgia State University tournament on September 16, 2019.
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Georgia State / GSU Tournament Hotel
« Last post by BrendonBankey on August 01, 2019, 01:22:59 PM »
Here is the active link for the GSU tournament hotel: https://www.marriott.com/events/start.mi?id=1563807686871&key=GRP
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