Remy Wilcox, Director of Forensics
Instructor, Speech and Drama
A. The SUB caught on fire, damaging the TV lounge.
B. Whitman employees formed the Whitman College Employees’ Association to improve working conditions, pay, etc.
C. In February, Whitman started its recycling program by distributing boxes throughout the campus as receptacles for recyclable materials.
D. Whitman placed a new emphasis on minorities with the creation of the multi-ethnic interest house.
E. Donald Woods spoke on campus about apartheid.
A picture of the Hudson brothers in the Pio.
The NDT topic was that the federal government should adopt a comprehensive program to control land use in the United States.
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 was placed under general studies and it was called a "teaching area" (which would be changed back to a department in the 2000-2001 catalog).
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).
January, 1978: The high school tournament tab management is run on a computer. This is probably one of the first attempts to use computers at a tournament.
1st Women’s: Maura Walsh, Ethics of Liberation
1st, Men’s: Doug Pauly, Breaking Isolation of Whitman College
2nd, Men’s tie: Bill Way and Tim O’Connell
Pio picture of Mark.
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E. Panama and the United States sign a treaty transferring control over the canal to Panama at the end of the 20th century.
F. Four Palestinians hijack a Lufthansa airlines flight.
G. The Atari 2600 game system is released.
Sadat becomes the first Arab leader to visit
I. The first three nodes of the ARPAnet are connected.
J. Riots begin against the Somoza government in Nicaragua.
K. Roman Polanski flees to France after being charged with engaging in sex with a 13 year-old girl.
Remy wrote: Our strength was in individual events this year and CEDA debate began at the U of 0 tournament this year.
Lewis and Clark Tournament, October 21-22, 1977
3rd Jr.Debate – Bill Anderson and Francis Degnin
Idaho Individual Events Tournament, October 28-29, 1977
1st Readers’ Theater – Kent Brisby, David Hartsfield, and Maura Walsh
2nd – Duo Interp – David Hartsfield and Cathy Tanasse
3rd Place Sweepstakes
University of Oregon Tournament, November 3-5, 1977
1st Jr. Extemp – Kent Phillips
Finalist, Jr. Interp – Cathy Tanasse
Quarterfinalist CEDA Debate – Joel Carlson and Chuck Harwood (First year for CEDA)
Pacific University Tournament, November 18-19, 1977
3rd Jr. Interp – Diane Echelbarger
3rd Debate Speaker Award – Brent Stratton
Boise State University Tournament, Feb. 10-12, 1978
4th Place Sweepstakes (out of 21 schools from 7 states)
1st Extemp – Kent Phillips
2nd Oratory – Karen Wishart
2nd After Dinner Speaking – Brent Stratton
3rd After Dinner Speaking – Kent Phillips
Finalist, Interp – Cathy Tanasse
Finalist, Interp – David Hartsfield
Finalist, Duo Interp – David Hartsfield and Cathy Tanasse
Quarterfinalist, Debate – John Leitch and Steve Daniels
Lower Columbia College Tournament, February 10-11, 1978
1st Novice Debate – Brian Tomkins and Mike Ralph
2nd Jr. Impromptu –Bill Anderson
3rd Jr. Debate – Bill Anderson and Francis Degnin
Finalist, Jr. Impromptu – Francis Degnin
Western Washington University Tournament, February 23-25, 1978
1st Jr. Oratory – Mike Bugni
3rd Novice Interp – Karen Nelson
Finalist, Novice Expos – Jennifer Falk
Santa Rosa College Tournament, March 3-4, 1978
Finalist, After Dinner Speaking – Brent Stratton
Finalist, Interpretation – Karen Nelson
Pi Kappa Delta Regionals, Victoria, B.C., March 21-24, 1978
Superior, Oratory – Karen Wishart
Superior, Interp – Maura Walsh
Excellent, Extempore Debate – Karen Wishart and Brent Stratton
Excellent, Duo Interp – David Hartsfield and Cathy Tanasse
Excellent, Extemp – Brent Stratton
Excellent, Expos – Janet Allen
Good, NDT Debate – Bill Anderson and Francis Degnin
Good, Extempore Debate – Tim O’Connell and Don Taylor
Good, Interp – David Hartsfield
Good, Interp - Diane Echelbarger
Good, Extemp – Chuck Harwood