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Speech team wins first state title

Speech team wins first state title

By Natalie Orr, News Editor

February 22, 2016

Last weekend The University of Akron’s speech and debate team won its first state title since its rebirth in 2001 at the Ohio Forensics Association (OFA) state tournament in Columbus. Led by head coach Mark Rittenour and graduate assistant Amanda Layman, the team competed on both Friday and Saturday...

Speech and debate takes second place two days straight in New York City tournament

Speech and debate takes second place two days straight in New York City tournament

By Natalie Orr, Writer

December 9, 2015

Last weekend The University of Akron’s nationally-ranked speech and debate team traveled to New York City to compete in a two-day tournament, “The Off-Broadway Swing,”  hosted in Long Island at Suffolk County Community College. The first day of the trip was spent exploring New York City and ...

Many questions, few answers

Many questions, few answers

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

November 18, 2015

“No topic is off-limits,” UA President Scott Scarborough told the crowd at yesterday’s Akron Press Club event in Quaker Square’s banquet hall, where nearly 175 educators, students, staff, alumni, administrators and community members came to hear him speak. But assuring that no topics are off-limits d...

Upcoming campus protest against UA name-change

Upcoming campus protest against UA name-change

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

May 1, 2015

Seventeen students gathered in Olin Hall Room 124 today, May 1, to work out the details of a protest against a name-change for The University of Akron. The protest will take place next Friday, May 8, starting at 3:30 p.m. Students can join the protest at one of two meeting points on campus: in front...

Speech and Debate Team places second at state championship

Speech and Debate Team places second at state championship

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

February 25, 2015

UA’s Speech and Debate (forensics) Team took second place at the Ohio Forensics Association State Championship on Feb. 21 and 22.  The tournament was held in Kolbe Hall, beginning Saturday and ending with the award ceremony in Paul A. Daum Theatre on Sunday evening.  Speech and Debate Team Captain Lauren Fowkes placed in the final round of ...

Speech and Debate Team no longer goes unnoticed

Speech and Debate Team no longer goes unnoticed

By Nicholas Summers, Copy Editor

February 4, 2015

UA’s Speech and Debate (Forensics) Team may not be said to compete in a physical sport; but its lengthy season, combined with the workload and work ethic of its members, is the same as any other sport. The team sends students to around 25 tournaments on more than 15 weekends from late September...

Proenza’s last commencement speech

Proenza’s last commencement speech

By Zaina Salem, Managing Editor

June 23, 2014

After 115 commencement speeches in his career, President Luis Proenza gave his last one to the University of Akron law graduates of 2014. The 90th School of Law commencement was held Sunday May 18 at E.J Thomas Hall. To begin his speech, Proenza gave three books that influenced him: No Crueler...

Speech contest awards UA students

April 30, 2013

Katelyn Freil A speech contest held last Tuesday awarded five students from various classes around campus. Paige Dobbins, a freshman anthropology major at The University of Akron, won the first prize of $1,000 at the UA School of Communication Speech Competition for her speech titled “Removal of th...

A complaint about in-house speech competition

April 24, 2012

Written by: Katharine Powell Dear Dr. Elizabeth Graham, I would like to extend my congratulations in completing The University of Akron’s first in-house School of Communication Speech Competition. Hosting a project like this requires a tremendous amount of work and dedication from both the faculty...

Problem solving through speech: The School of Communication's speech contest final today

April 24, 2012

Written by: Molly Gase The Martin Center will host the final portion of the School of Communication Speech Contest today. The first-prize winner of this contest will walk away with $1,000 for the best problem-solution speech. The five speakers competing in the final competition were selected as the best presenters from a preliminary speech contest held April 17...