Remy Wilcox, Director of Forensics
Instructor, Speech and Drama
A. The College added two new faculty members while two professors retired.
1. From the English Department, Phillip J. Acker retired as Professor of English.
2. From the Political Science Department, William L. Hamilton retired as Professor of Politics.
3. Andrew Hudson was added to the English Department as Assistant Lecturer in English
4. Susan Miller and Allan Donald were added to the Political Science Department as Assistant Professors of Politics.
B. Alicia May was the Student Body President
C. Robert A. Skotheim was the President of the College,
D. Students protest over a lack of coed dorms around the campus.
E. Three students are expelled as they are caught cheating during the finals.
The department's course descriptions reflect a focus on diction and articulation and the debate course offers argumentation training. Forensics now clarifies individual events and debate.
Speech Department Description: Courses treat public speaking as a liberal art, proposing that such speaking is not a skill learned by rule but an exercise of judgment that can be no better than the speaker's understanding of the nature of the communicative acts.
SPEECH 11. Fundamentals of Speech, 3 hours.
SPEECH 14. Fundamentals of Articulation and Diction, 3 hours.
SPEECH 43, 44. Principles and Practice of Forensics, 1 hours (individual events), 2 hours (debate).
The infamous Yom Kippur War breaks out between
B. The Soviets are accused of illegally providing Egyptian ground troops with tanks and missiles during the War.
energy crisis takes a new turn as fuel prices skyrocket to new highs and the
D. McDonalds becomes the first fast food chain to declare profits over a million dollars all over the world.
F. British Prime Minister Tony Boyle resigns amidst a flurry of corruption charges labeled against him.
Pacific University Tournament, October 10-11, 1975
1st Jr. Debate – Charlie Mitchell and Jeff Hughes
1st Lincoln-Douglas Debate – Maura Walsh
2nd Novice Debate – Jim Edmunds, Gordy Hsieh, Marianne Zobrist & Michael Otten
2nd Jr. Persuasive – Marianne Zobrist
2nd Novice Impromptu – Kathy Holden
Finalist, Jr. Expos – Steve Kidder
Finalist, Senior Expos – Catherine Colson
Gonzaga University Tournament, October 24-26, 1975
3rd Jr. Debate – Maura Walsh and Bill Craze
Quarter-finalists, Jr. Debate – Steve Kidder and Bill Hudson
Lewis and Clark Tournament, Nov. 30-Dec. 1, 1975
Finalist Interpretation – David Hartsfield
Finalist Extemp – Michael Miller
Finalist Persuasive – Catherine Colson
Washington State University Tournament, February 6-8, 1976
1st Extemp – Steve Lindsay
3rd Place Tie, Jr. Debate – Maura Walsh and Steve Lindsay
3rd Place Tie, Jr. Debate – Steve Kidder and Bill Hudson
4th Extemp – Steve Kidder
4th Interpretation – David Hartsfield
Idaho Speech Conference, Boise State, February 13-14, 1976
3rd Debate – Charlie Mitchell and Duane Warehime
3rd Interp – Kent Brisby
Finalist, Expos – Catherine Colson
Finalist, Expos, Jane Foreman
Santa Rosa Speech Tournament, March 5-6, 1976
2nd Place Sweepstakes – University Division
2nd Duet Acting – Kent Brisby and David Hartsfield
Quarterfinalist, Novice Debate – Craig Ellison
Finalist, Interpretation – David Hartsfield
Pi Kappa Delta Province Tournament, Fairmont Hot Springs, Montana, March 23-26, 1976
Superior, Jr. Interp – Maura Walsh
Excellent, Open Debate – Maura Walsh and Steve Lindsay
Good, Extemp Debate – Steve Kidder and Bill Hudson
Good, Jr. Extemp – Steve Lindsay
Good, Jr. Interp and Expos – Kathy Holden
Good, Sr. Interp and Expos – Catherine Colson