The Faculty


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Remy Wilcox, Director of Forensics







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JoAnne Rasmussen

Instructor, Speech and Drama


Whitman News

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.


Speech Courses

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).


World News

A. The infamous Yom Kippur War breaks out between Israel on one side and Syria and Egypt on the other.

B. The Soviets are accused of illegally providing Egyptian ground troops with tanks and missiles during the War.

C. The energy crisis takes a new turn as fuel prices skyrocket to new highs and the Middle East refuses to cooperate to bring them down.

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.


Team Awards

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