The campus community is invited to attend the forensics team’s winter showcase at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, in Meiley-Swallow Hall. The 10 active members will present some of their work in preparation for the state forensics tournament in March.
To date, the forensics team has had “continued success on all levels,” says John Stanley, instructor of speech communication, assistant director of forensics and director of individual events. During winter term alone, North Central has competed in tournaments against teams from various colleges and large universities and taken fifth place at a tournament at Butler University, Ind., fourth place at the College of DuPage in Individual Events and first place in Debate, fifth place at the University of West Florida in Individual Events and second place in Debate, and third place at Murray State University-Kentucky in Individual Events and first place in Debate.
In the coming weeks, the team will compete at the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire, Ohio University, Illinois Central College and Northern Illinois University, among others.
The goal of forensics is to help students improve their skills in public speaking, oral interpretation and debate. The coaches are Stanley and Richard Paine, professor of speech communication/theatre and chair of speech communication.