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 on: January 11, 2019, 10:10:41 PM 
Started by SherryHall - Last post by SherryHall
From Jack Minnear:

Jack Minnear That's terribly sad. I remember Joe both as a highly intelligent person and as one of the kindest people I've ever met - the sort of person who would go out of his way to show concern to people he barely knew.

 on: January 11, 2019, 10:09:33 PM 
Started by SherryHall - Last post by SherryHall
From Joe Bellon:

It would appear that former Wake Forest debater Joseph Peery has passed away. Joe was a truly good man, and it was my privilege to call him my friend.

 on: January 11, 2019, 10:09:06 PM 
Started by SherryHall - Last post by SherryHall
Just saw the news on facebook that former Wake Forest debater, Joseph Peery passed away.  He was a former lab student of mine and I am heartbroken.

Here is what Alan Coverstone said:
A former roommate and good friend has left the earth far too soon. He was a faithful man, a great husband, a wonderful father, and a Deacon fan. Joseph Peery was one of the very best people I ever knew. He did more for his friends, including me, than we could ever do for him and never expected anything in return. How to express condolences for someone so strong and wonderful and now gone far too soon? To live with the commitments he demonstrated may be all we can do. God bless you, Joe. I love you and will miss knowing you are out there.

 on: January 10, 2019, 12:32:17 PM 
Started by SherryHall - Last post by SherryHall
I am writing to remind everyone that the deadline for subscribing to the NDT is coming up – January 15, 2019.  The fees to subscribe at this date are $300.00.  You must subscribe to the NDT to be eligible to participate in Districts and count toward your District’s bid allocation, as well as to participate in the ranking system.   The following is the list that I have of schools that have paid.  If you have not paid and intend to, you may pay through the AFA website, the NDT website [ ] or by sending a check made payable to the “NDT” to 324 Franklin St., Cambridge, MA 02139. 
If you are not on this list and believe that you have paid, please contact me immediately to let me know at
Thank you,

Arizona State University
Baylor University
Binghamton University
Boston College
California State University @ Fullerton
California State University @ Long Beach
Concordia University
Cornell University
Dartmouth College
Emory University
Emporia State University
Fresno State University
George Mason University
Georgetown University
Gonzaga University
Harvard University
Indiana University
James Madison University
Johnson County Community College
Kansas State University
Liberty University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Michigan State University
Missouri State University
New School
Northeastern University
Northwestern University
Rochester University
Rutgers University
Samford University
Trinity University
United States Military Academy
United States Naval Academy
University of California @ Berkeley
University of Central Florida
University of Central Oklahoma
University of Florida
University of Georgia
University of Iowa
University of Kansas
University of Kentucky
University of Louisville
University of Mary Washington
University of Miami
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota
University of Missouri @ Kansas City
University of Nevada @ Las Vegas
University of Pittsburgh
University of Southern California
University of Texas @ Austin
University of Texas @ Dallas
University of Texas @ San Antonio
University of Wisconsin @ Madison
University of Wyoming
Vanderbilt University
Wake Forest University
Wayne State University
Weber State University
West Georgia University
West Virginia University
Wichita State University

 on: January 06, 2019, 01:56:41 PM 
Started by Dinger - Last post by Dinger
Last call for 2019 CEDA Summer & Topic Meeting Hosts!

Deadline: February 1 @ 11:59pm PST


The CEDA Executive Committee is now accepting bids for the CEDA summer meeting to be held in 2019. 
Information about bidding is detailed below.

Deadline: February 1, 2019

Submission: Please email me your bid information in a Word or pdf document by the deadline.  The bid should be no more than 2 pages in length. Send to dinger at gmail dot com. Potential opportunities for engaging public, expert and/or diverse community populations is encouraged.

Preferred dates: May 30 to June 2, 2019 (arriving May 30 with the CEDA Business Meeting in the afternoon; Topic Meeting would be in the morning on May 31 to midday on June 2).
While the above dates are preferred, June 6-9, 2019 is another potential weekend. If you would like to propose a different date in your bid, please do.

Technology preferences: Participants should have access to wireless internet while on campus.  The ability to webcast the topic meetings is preferred but not required. 
Travel Arrangements: Hosts should detail travel costs and options, and whether they are able to provide any travel support such as airport shuttling for participants.

Hotel: Host should provide a suggested meeting hotel and the room rate.

Other amenities: Additional host support, such as hospitality, lunches, etc., is welcomed but not required. Please detail any additional amenities you plan to provide in your bid. 

Please contact me if you have any questions.  Thank you for considering engaging in this valuable service to the debate community.

Patrick Waldinger
1st Vice President, CEDA

 on: January 02, 2019, 09:26:36 PM 
Started by kelly young - Last post by kelly young
Dear colleagues,

The American Forensic Association (AFA) is now seeking submissions for the upcoming 2019 National Communication Association (NCA) convention. The convention will take place November 14-17, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. The AFA is an association of educators committed to supporting forensic pedagogy. The AFA is interested in promoting and supporting research that enhances the theory and practice of argumentation, advocacy, and competitive debate and public speaking competition.

The AFA encourages submissions that reinforce the convention theme of “Communication for Survival.” NCA First Vice President Kent Ono provides several examples of how scholars could approach the theme:

“The convention theme, ‘Communication for Survival,’ is designed to help inspire us to think about the ways communication improves lives, helps people build relationships, sustain communities, change society for the better, and provide peace of mind. As scholars, teachers, students, leaders, and community members, I hope I can count on you to consider the ways communication can help people and the planet to survive. I imagine that convention attendees will be discussing change: the Black Lives Matter movement; the #metoo movement; international relations; apocalyptic rhetoric; driving while black or brown; homo sacer; the prison industrial complex; terrorism; economic crisis; natural and man-made disasters; gun violence; health care; and/or utilitarian and pragmatic approaches to communication. Additionally, the theme might inspire engagement with and innovation of current theoretical scholarship (e.g., social movement theory, theories of social change, neoliberalism, racial microaggressions, biopolitics and necropolitics, racial battle fatigue, queer futurity, integrated communication, negotiation, etc.).The theme is meant to challenge our community to think about the many ways in which communication can help improve our lives and our communities.”

For more information, see the convention call at

The AFA encourages submissions that explore these themes for forensics professionals and forensics education. The AFA specifically encourages submissions that explore how forensics practice trains students to challenges cultural practices that threaten individual or collective survival or promotes or operates as individual or collective survival strategies.

The AFA will accept the following submission types: individual papers, panel discussions, and paper sessions. All submissions must be made via NCA Convention Central. For a definition of submission types, please refer to the step-by-step "How to Submit" instructions provided in the Convention Resource Library ( on the NCA Convention website. Individual papers, panel discussions, and paper sessions submitted to the division may be theoretical, empirical and/or critical in nature. The AFA encourages a diversity of methodological approaches.

We encourage panel discussion proposals that include authors with diverse institutional affiliations, and to include the name of a Chair and a Respondent who are not one of the presenters.

Individual Papers: Individual papers should be less than 6,000 words and written to conceal authorship and institutional affiliation. Instructions on how to prepare an unidentifiable copy can be found in the Convention Resource Library. Papers should be accompanied by a description of no more than 150 words. Proposals must include author, description, keywords, and AV requests (if any) in the electronic submission form.

Panel Discussions: Panel discussion proposals must include a panel title, a 150-word rationale of the content and format of the panel, a brief description of the panel discussion, and panelist contact information. A Chair is required for a panel discussion. We encourage panel discussion proposals that include participants with diverse institutional affiliations. Proposals must specify if any AV capabilities are required.

Paper sessions: Paper sessions should include a session title, a rationale for the session, an overall description of the session, titles and abstracts of papers to be featured, and participant contact information. Sessions should include participants with different institutional affiliations. Proposals also should include the name of a Chair and, if included, a Respondent who is not one of the presenters. Proposals must specify if any AV capabilities are required.

All submitters are encouraged to review the Professional Standards for Convention Participants prior to submission, located in the Convention Resource Library ( Helpful resources, including step-by-step instructions on how to submit are also included in the Convention Resource Library. The AFA point of contact is Kelly Young, Wayne State University, kelly.young [at], 313.577.2953.

The deadline to submit is Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 11:59pm Pacific Time.

 on: December 31, 2018, 10:02:01 AM 
Started by Austin Thoma - Last post by Austin Thoma
Hi all,

The University of Wyoming is seeking applicants for the Director of Debate position. This position also involves teaching in the Communication and Journalism Department.

Details can be found here:

 on: December 20, 2018, 03:56:34 PM 
Started by sharris - Last post by sharris
We have formed a committee to develop recommendations for reforming the topic selection process. David Cram Helwich is the chair of the committee.

If anyone has recommendations to make to the committee you may submit those to David at

If you would like to be added to the committee you may communicate that to me at

 on: December 12, 2018, 04:32:08 PM 
Started by coach_hanes - Last post by coach_hanes
Hi all,

I put together a full description of software for debate tabulation, including all the formulas I've developed over the years:

Best wishes,


 on: December 06, 2018, 10:51:42 AM 
Started by jregnier - Last post by jregnier

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