Category Archives: Debate

MSU Talks hosts debate on two-party system

On Tuesday, Sept. 13, the Missouri State debate team will host an open-forum MSU Talks debate on whether the U.S. should keep its two-party system or explore expanding into multiple parties. The debate is part of MSU’s Public Affairs Week. Once the …

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Debate Bears win 3rd place at national tournament

Missouri State’s debate team won third place at the National Forensic Association’s National Championship Tournament last month. Students earn individual awards Other awards included: Joe Hamaker, 4th place in the nation, Lincoln-Douglas Debate Brenden Brower Freeman, National speaker award, 5th place in the …

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Reunion to bring current and former MSU debaters together

The fifth reunion for the Spicer Debate Forum will be celebrated with a series of events May 13 and 14. Participants will be able to visit with past and present coaches, meet current team members and mingle with former teammates. Schedule …

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MSUTalks! forum encourages audience to participate in debate

Drs Eric Morris and Elizabeth Dudash-Buskirk will revive Missouri State’s public discourse forum MSUTalks! during this year’s Public Affairs Week in September. The communication professors will lead the Sept. 16 discussion on the question, “What defines a healthy community?” It …

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Dual credit program a success for debate camp

The Missouri State Debate Institute wrapped up its 2015 summer debate camp in July, bringing more than 50 high school students to campus. MSDI provides in-depth debate instruction, and graduates have consistently dominated local and national debate circuits. Many have …

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COM sponsors Homecoming event with MSU alum Tom Black

Greetings! October is an exciting month in the communication department. This month’s InCommon blog post comes from the desk of Dr. Eric Morris, Assistant Professor of Communication and Director of MSU Debate. We hope your fall semester is going well! …

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Communication student wins Top Paper Award

Congratulations to students of the communication department who have been selected to present their research at the Sooner’s Communication Conference at the University of Oklahoma on March 8 and 9. Among the students selected, Calvin Coker, a graduate student of …

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