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October 16, 2003

ULM Speech and Debate Forum to Host High School Workshop

The ULM Speech and Debate Forum will host a workshop on high school
speech and debate competition and making the transition to intercollegiate speech and debate Thursday, October 23rd.

This brief seminar will be beneficial to high school competitors both from a standpoint of developing their current skills, as well as, developing understanding for those that may be considering collegiate forensics in their near future. The orientation will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. in Stubbs Hall, Room 244.

On Friday, October 24th ­ Sunday, October 26th, ULM will host the annual R.J. Bicker Speech and Debate Tournament. The tournament, held in honor of the late Robert J. Bicker, a former Director of Forensics at ULM, attracts some of the top intercollegiate speech and debate competitors from throughout the region. At present, representatives from Florida State University, Arkansas State University, Louisiana State University and fifteen other colleges and universities representing six states are expected to attend. In addition to hosting more than 150 intercollegiate competitors, ULM anticipates more than 100 area high school students in attendance at the event.

If you would like more information concerning either the workshop or tournament please contact Bob Alexander at 342-1462. The ULM Speech and Debate Forum is open to any undergraduate student. No prior experience is required.

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