The University of Portland Speech and Debate Union won a Bronze Eagle team trophy from the Northwest Forensics Conference (NFC) for the 2014-2015 academic year, according to Bohn Lattin, communication studies. The NFC is made up of speech and debate teams from Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington, and also includes some of the most prominent, award-winning, and well-funded teams in the nation.
Eagle team trophies are awarded based on a compilation of cumulative points earned during the year. Each individual debate and speech award won, each individual speaker award earned, and each individual platform trophy awarded is tabulated and goes toward a total team score. Team members are Karina Agbisit, communication studies; Lakshmi Biswas-Diener, communication studies; Arthur Hammer, business administration; Elizabeth Hartley, biology; Lisa Holm, communication studies; Patrick Johnson, education; Anna Murphy, political science; Alex Parini, political science; Edward Richter, political science; Chelsea Roberts, communication studies; and Katherine Wilson, political science. All are welcome to see the trophy located in a case outside the College of Arts and Sciences.
For more information contact Lattin at 7352 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
–Story from UPBeat
University of Portland students brought home several awards at the 2015 Public Debate Association National Tournament. Alex Parini (Political Science) won first place speaker at the tournament. Additionally, out of the 114 debaters, Patrick Johnson (Education), Catherine Wilson (Political Science), and Arthur Hammer (Business) were ranked in the top 32 debaters in the nation based on their win loss record. Alex advanced to the top 16 based on his win loss record.
–Story courtesy of Dr. Bohn Lattin