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Speech, Theatre, and Debate Team



Forensics

 

  

Who we are:

Students with varying majors and interests: future lawyers, aspiring broadcasters, theatre enthusiasts, people seeking to conquer their fear of public speaking, and people looking for a fun and challenging extra curricular activity.


What we do:

  • Individual Events (IE) -  prepare speeches or cuttings from poetry, fiction and play
  • Parliamentary Debate -  limited preparation team debate

Both IE and Debate students travel to weekend tournaments and participate in rounds of competition with students from colleges and universities all over the United States. All travel expenses are covered by the university. We practice one hour a week and travel to approximately four weekend tournaments each semester. Our season begins in August and ends in April.


Why join the Speech & Debate team?

  • 1-3 hours of class credit
  • Thrill of competition
  • Polished public speaking skills
  • Knowledge of politics and great literature
  • Life-long friendships
  • Social events
  • Travel the country

Team Recognitions

  • 2013 - 4th place, Division II, National Forensics Association National Tournament
  • 2012 - Tennessee State Champions
  • 2012 - 13th place, American Forensics Association National Tournament
  • 2012 - 2nd place, Division III, National Forensics Association National Tournament
  • 2010-2011 - Nathional Christian College Forensic Association National Champions

Contact:

Jason Stahl, Director of Forensics
1900 Belmont Blvd
Nashville, TN  37212
jason.stahl@belmont.edu
(615) 460-6155

Ryan Greenawalt, Assistant Director of Forensics
1900 Belmont Blvd
Nashville, TN  37212
ryan.greenawalt@belmont.edu




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