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Newman returning to WKU to lead forensics program

A WKU alumnus is returning to the Hill to lead the world-champion forensics program. Ganer Lee Newman IV will become Director of Forensics on Aug. 11. Newman returns to WKU from Illinois State University where he is Director of Individual Events for the ISU Forensics Union and a lecturer in ISU’s School of Communication. Since […]

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WKU forensics team wins NFA speech, debate championships

The WKU forensics team won both the National Forensic Association National Tournament championship and the National Forensic Association Lincoln-Douglas Debate National championship, hosted this year by Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Mich., over the April 18-21 weekend. WKU sent 40 competitors with a total of 181 entries to the national tournament. Of the 181 total […]

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WKU forensics team wins 8th AFA national speech title; Gilyard earns top award

The WKU forensics team won its eighth American Forensic Association National Individual Events Tournament championship, hosted this year by Arizona State University in Tempe, Ariz., over the April 4-6 weekend. WKU sent 29 competitors with a total of 66 entries to the national tournament. Of the 66 total entries, 47 advanced to quarterfinal rounds, 31 […]

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WKU forensics team wins world championship for 10th time

The WKU forensics team has won the International Forensic Association tournament for the 10th time. WKU was named world champion in team sweepstakes, winning 11 individual event world championships along the way at the 2014 IFA international tournament March 14-19 in Paris, France. Other competing schools included George Mason University, Oregon State University, Arkansas State […]

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WKU forensics team members compete in Illinois, Indiana

WKU forensics team members traveled to Normal, Ill., and Indianapolis, Ind., to compete in two tournaments the weekend of March 1-2. WKU co-hosted a debate tournament with Illinois State University on the ISU campus. There, senior Spencer Orlowski won the final round on a 3-0 decision vs. Zoe Staum from Lafayette College. No sweepstakes awards […]

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WKU forensics team wins 24th consecutive state championship

The WKU forensics team won the 2014 Kentucky Forensic Association state tournament on Saturday (Feb. 22), keeping alive a 24-year streak that began in 1991. WKU was triple-crowned the team individual events sweepstakes state champion, the team debate sweepstakes state champion and the overall team sweepstakes state champion. This year’s tournament, hosted at Gateway Community […]

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WKU forensics team wins at tournaments in Oklahoma

Members of the WKU forensics team traveled to Norman, Okla., to compete in two tournaments at the University of Oklahoma the weekend of Feb. 15-16. WKU was crowned the team sweepstakes champion at both tournaments and received the overall sweepstakes award for the two tournaments combined. Along the way, the team collected 21 first-place awards. […]

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WKU forensics team wins two tournaments at Murray State

WKU’s forensics team was crowned sweepstakes champion at two tournaments Feb. 8-9 on the campus of Murray State University. WKU’s team consisted of 22 members, all of whom advanced to at least one final round. Four members of the team were recognized for their individual success across at least four events, receiving pentathalon awards. Senior […]

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WKU forensics team members win tournaments at Eastern Michigan

WKU forensics team members traveled to Ypsilanti, Mich., to take part in two tournaments the weekend of Feb. 1-2. WKU won the team sweepstakes championships for both tournaments hosted by Eastern Michigan University. Additionally, all members of the WKU team at EMU advanced to final round. Sophomore Rebekah Hall placed first in individual sweepstakes, a […]

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WKU forensics team wins AFA district tournament

The WKU forensics team kicked off competition for the spring semester by traveling to Tuscaloosa, Ala., and St. Louis, Mo., to compete in three tournaments the weekend of Jan. 25-26. At the American Forensic Association District-Six National Qualifying Tournament, hosted on the campus of the University of Alabama, WKU earned first place in team sweepstakes, […]

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WKU forensics team finds success at tournament in Texas

Members of the WKU forensics team traveled to Austin, Texas, to compete in a tournament co-hosted by the University of Texas at Austin and Bradley University the weekend of Jan. 11-12. WKU’s team of eight placed second in team sweepstakes at both portions of the tournament, ahead of 40 other schools. The competition included George […]

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WKU forensics team wins at tournaments in Tennessee, Ohio

Members of the WKU forensics team traveled to Nashville, Tenn., and Bowling Green, Ohio, to compete in four tournaments the weekend of Nov. 16-17. At Bowling Green State University, WKU’s contingent of 13 was crowned team sweepstakes champion at both tournaments. Other competing schools included Notre Dame University, Eastern Michigan University and Hillsdale College. All […]

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