Cameron University Department of Communication to hold scholarship auditions for speech and debate team

The Cameron University Department of Communication will hold scholarship auditions for the speech and debate team on Monday, April 29 and Tuesday, April 30 at 3:30 p.m. in the Communication Building, Room 108. Scholarships are available to current Cameron students, transfer students with forensics experience, and graduating high school seniors who will be entering Cameron’s freshman class in Fall 2013. To schedule an audition, contact Sarah Collins, Director of Forensics, at 580-581-2555.

The Speech and Debate team is open to all full-time undergraduate students, regardless of major. Speech team members must be considered in good standing academically.

Cameron competes at numerous state, regional and national competitions each year. The program provides contest experience in both debate and individual events.  Debate has two divisions: Lincoln-Douglas Debate for one-on-one debating and Team Debate, which features a two-person team. Individual speech and interpretative events include Extemporaneous Speaking, Duo Interpretation, Impromptu Speaking, Poetry Interpretation, Persuasive Speaking, Prose Interpretation, Informative Speaking, Program Oral Interpretation, Communication Analysis, Experimental Events and Dramatic Interpretation.

Cameron's Forensic program has been nationally ranked among Pi Kappa Delta senior colleges and universities since 1975, winning two national championships at the Pi Kappa Delta National Speech and Debate Tournament. Cameron has been ranked among the top 10 schools in Pi Kappa Delta's national sweepstakes since 1977.


April 18, 2013