Remy Wilcox, Director of Forensics
Instructor, Speech and Drama
A. New York actor Jerry Rockwood visited Whitman to perform a special one man show: Edgar Allen Poe-A Condition of Shadows.
B. Olin Gallery displayed an extensive collection of Early American Art.
C. Over 366 High school Debaters representing over 35 schools visited Whitman for its annual tournament, which was directed by John Stanton.
D. The Standard grade point system, which awards different grade points for + or -, was implemented.
E. Jimmy Carter won the Presidency.
F. Whitman won the Northwest Conference soccer championships.
G. Poet Diane Wakoski, visited to perform pieces from her collection of poems Diamond Dust.
H. Whitman began Administering GREs.
1977 Pi Kappa Delta Nationals; Karen Wishart and Kent Phillips, Superiors in Traditional Debate
The department's course descriptions reflect a focus on diction and articulation and the debate course offers argumentation training.
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).
Pi Kappa Delta Nationals, second from the right is Kent Phillips,
A. The Viking 2 spacecraft lands on Mars
B. Mao Zedong dies.
C. Jimmy Carter becomes the first president from the deep south since the civil war
D. Hotel California by the Eagles is released.
E. The first laser printer is introduced by IBM
G. Focus on the Family is founded
H. The Likud party wins Israels elections and establishes Menachem Begin as PM.
Remy proudly showing the Superior certificate that Whitman won at the 1977 Pi Kappa Delta Nationals; Whitman was the smaller of only two schools in the West that won the award.
Lewis and Clark College Tournament, October 809, 1976
Quarterfinalist, Jr. Debate Karen Wishart and Kent Phillips
Quarterfinalist, Jr. Debate Michael Snell and Joel Carlson
Finalist, Oratory and Extemp Kent Phillips
Pacific University Tournament, October 22-23, 1976
Quarterfinalist, Jr. Debate Mark Craze and Allen Douglas
Finalist, Jr. Expos Bill Anderson
Gonzaga University Tournament, October 29-31, 1976
2nd Jr. Debate Karen Wishart and Kent Phillips
Finalist, Interpretation Janet Scott
Finalist , Persuasive Karen Wishart
Tacoma Community College Tournament, November 19-20, 1976
1st Place Sweepstakes
1st Place tie, Jr. Debate Duane Warehime and Keith Walker
1st Place tie, Jr. Debate Michael Snell and Brad Canady
1st Jr. Interpretation David Hartsfield
1st Novice Expos Chris Earle
2nd Jr. Impromptu Mike Bugni
3rd Jr. Impromptu Chuck Harwood
3rd Oratory Mike Bugni
Finalist Jr. Interp Duane Warehime
Boise State University Tournament, February 11-13, 1977
Quarterfinalist Jr. Debate Michael Snell and Bill Anderson
Lower Columbia College Tournament, February 18-19, 1977
1st Place Sweepstakes
1st Jr. Debate Karen Wishart and Kent Phillips
1st Jr. Oratory Kent Phillips
1st Jr. Interpretation Cathy Tanasse
3rd Jr. Debate Michael Snell and Bill Anderson
3rd Dual Interpretation Cathy Tanasse and David Hartsfield
Finalist Novice Interp Duane Warehime
Linfield College Tournament, March 4-5, 1977
2nd Lincoln-Douglas Debate Maura Walsh
3rd After Dinner Speaking Maura Walsh
Finalist Extemp Speaking Vicky Bergvall
Willamette University Tournament, March 11-12, 1977
1st Oratory Mike Bugni
1st Radio Mike Bugni
3rd Debate Craig Ellison and Gordon Hsieh
Finalist Expos Indrani Sigamany
Pi Kappa Delta National Tournament, Seattle, March 18-22, 1977
Superior Sweepstakes (515 contestants from 105 colleges and universities)
Superior, Debate Kent Phillips and Karen Wishart (had highest speaker points of all debate teams.)
Superior, Extemp Kent Phillips (best score)
Excellent, Debate Mike Snell and Bill Anderson
Excellent, Discussion Duane Warehime
Good, Lincoln-Douglas Debate Maura Walsh
Good, Discussion Kathy Holden
Good, Oratory and Interp David Harsfield
University of Nevada Tournament, March 31-April 2, 1977
Finalist, Extemp Kent Phillips
Semi-Finalist, Oratory Kent Phillips