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Looking Forward to Fall!

We are wrapping up the semester with a picnic at the Broad Ripple Park.  We will be getting ready for Fall this summer.  We have plans to meet in August to begin working on pieces, speeches, etc.  We are always … Continue reading

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Spring Semester started with a Bang!!

The Butler University Speech Team began the Spring semester by hosting the largest tournament in recent history with 22 schools and over 300 slots of awesomeness! We then travelled to Ohio University where we placed Third overall and brought home … Continue reading

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Bowling Green State University

Junior, Jeremy Washington competed in 3 different events. Freshman, Meaghan Perry placed 2nd in DI and competed for the first time in Programmed Oral Interp along with Freshman, Taylor Pearson who also competed in Poetry. We have one more tournament … Continue reading

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Purdue

Eight members of the Speech Team travelled to Purdue this past weekend. Senior, Ciara Williams placed 6th in Poetry Interpretation and qualified for Nationals. Junior, Jeremy Washington placed 4th in Programmed Oral Interpretation and newcomer, Meaghan Perry brought home Top … Continue reading

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Speech Team Travels

Three students travelled to Ball State University over break. Senior, Ciara Williams; Freshmen, Yusuf Qureshi, and Taylor Pearson competed in several events. The top 5 schools in the nation competed at this tournament! Taylor Pearson took 4th place in Novice … Continue reading

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Butler Beat talks Forensics!

The Butler Beat, a talk show produced by the CME department, spoke with Professor Crawford in September about the Speech Team. Check it out here: http://bit.ly/15MXPWA.

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New Semester, New Students

The Butler Speech Team is looking forward to a new year with many new students joining the team. We had our first call-out meeting where 9 Freshmen showed their interest in joining the team! This year plans to be a … Continue reading

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National Forensics Honorary Charters Butler Chapter

Pi Kappa Delta, a national honorary society for intercollegiate forensic programs, has chartered the Butler Speech and Debate Team as its new IN Zeta chapter. Members Marcus Harvey, Ciara Williams, Maggie Smith, and Jeremy Washington, and faculty advisor Janis Crawford … Continue reading

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Last Words tournament

The Butler Speech and Debate Team travelled to IUPUI again on March 2 to compete in the “Last Words” tournament where Junior, Marcus Harvey took 4th in Poetry and Senior, Molly Kordas took 5th in Programmed Oral Interpretation. The team … Continue reading

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State at IUPUI

The Speech and Debate team did not have to travel far for the 2013 State tournament this year.  It was just down the road at IUPUI. The speech portion took place on Saturday, February 16 and the parliamentary debate portion … Continue reading

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