Whitworth Communications

For Immediate Release

March 9, 2009

Whitworth Team Wins Awards at Intercollegiate Forensics Tournament

Two Whitworth University students won awards at the Spokane Falls Community College Forensics Tournament, held on March 6 and 7. Joy Bacon, '09, won first place in impromptu speaking and Sarah Tunall, '09, won second place in extemporaneous speaking. Together they took second place in parliamentary debate.

In the forensics tournament, a debate topic is announced, and students have 20 minutes to prepare a case.  Some of the topics addressed by the Whitworth team included the economy, diplomatic relations with Cuba, and unemployment policies. The team was coached by Mike Ingram, professor of communication studies and associate dean for faculty development and scholarship.

Located in Spokane, Wash., Whitworth is a private, liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA). The university, which has an enrollment of 2,600 students, offers 53 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

Contacts:

Mike Ingram, professor of communication studies and associate dean for faculty development and scholarship, Whitworth University, (509) 777-4428 or mingram@whitworth.edu.

Emily Proffitt, public information officer, Whitworth University, (509) 777-4703 or eproffitt@whitworth.edu.

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