1995-1996

 

The Faculty

 

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Jim Hanson, Director of Forensics, Acting department chair

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Bob Withycombe, On sabattical

Description: 1995-3

Natalie Yarwood, Assistant Director of Forensics

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Jennifer Becker, Volunteer Assistant in Forensics

 

Description: 1996

Jared Phillips, Volunteer Assistant in Forensics

Loan Lam, Volunteer Assistant in Forensics

 

 

Whitman News

Jim Hanson is the Director of Forensics and debate coach as well as Department Chair.
Tom Cronin is the College President.
Jacqueline Nguyen is the student body president.
Pat Keef replaces David Deal as Dean of Faculty
 
        The politics department hires two new professors Manfred Steger and Andrea Wuerth
        Whitman welcomes two new professors to its education department, Fred Garza and Anne Pailliotet.
        New professor Matthew Freytag joins the philosophy department.
        The foreign languages and literature departments adds two new Spanish professors this year, Polly Hodge and Richard Davies.
        Professor of Economics Gordon Philpot retires after 27 years teaching at Whitman.
        In the fall of this year the beginning of the new tennis court center is one of the most noticeable projects on campus
        Whitman receives a grant of $200,000 from Kresge Foundation for the renovation of Lyman.
        The Office of Admission and Financial Aid relocate to Penrose House
        The President moves from the Penrose House to the Sherwood House

 

Description: 1995

Disneyland without Jim who was at home recovering after breaking his ankle. In the picture (going clockwise), Steve Rowe, Natalie Yarwood, Andy Backlund, Matt Johnson, Adam Symonds, Andy Nachtigal and in the center near Tigger, Sean Harris.

 

Speech Courses

CHANGE: Bob Withycombe goes on sabbatical. Jim teaches 30 person Rhetoric 110 courses to cover the load. 221 and 222 are split up with 221 being for parliamentary debate and individual events; 222 being for policy debate. Minor changes in the wordings of a few courses were also made.

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 110. Fundamentals of Public Address, 4 hours.

SPEECH 210, Advanced Public Address

SPEECH 221, Public Address in Intercollegiate Forensics, 1 or 2 hours

SPEECH 222, Debating in Intercollegiate Forensics, 1 or 2 hours

SPEECH 270. Persuasion, Agitation and Social Movements, 4 hours.

SPEECH 370. Seminar: Western Rhetorical Thinking, 4 hours.

SPEECH 379, 380. Special Topics Courses. Rhetorical Criticism, Freedom of Speech, Background of African American Protest Rhetoric, Argumentation in the Law, Politics and Society

SPEECH 401, 402. Independent Study.

 

Description: 1995-3

Jenn Becker, Andy Backlund, Natalie Yarwood, and Jim Hanson hang out at Jared and Loanís apartment (which was right next door to Jimís place)

 

World News

        The Republicans and the Young Democrats club debate about the affirmative action. Feminists also debate the path to gender equity.
        Internet censorship promotes violation of rights.
        Drinking abuse a concern on campus
        Washington DC Clinton signs a bill that gives states the right to set their own speed limits. He also asked to send 20, 000 troops to Bosnia for peacekeeping
        The Pio ran ads on date rape awareness, the Treasure Net Computers and for the Walla Walla vision center.
        Faculty and students raise gay awareness on campus as part of the National Coming Out Day.
        In the world news, the situation in Rwanda. The government fails to help. The jails are overpopulated and over 2000 inmates have died over the past 15 months from desease.
        Sri Lanka at least 70 people were killed in between Sri Lankan troops and the separatist forces in a week.

        The situation in Israel. Israeli soldiers were killed in the Southern Lebanon.

 

Description: 1995-2

Jason Smith and David Kearney showed well at the Northwest Pi Kappa Delta tournament.

 

Team Awards

About 40 schools attend the Whitman College Intercollegiate debate tournament hosted by Jim Hanson. This tournament brings about 500 contestants, 30 of which are from Whitman College. The CEDA Debate Topic is on U.S foreign policy relating to Mexico

 

Team

Division

Prelim

Win %

Elim

Win %

Awards

Biluk-Lechner

Open

3-4

43%

Rowe-Harris

Open

47-24

67%

3-8

28%

2nd (WWU Scrimmage), 9th (L & C), 5th (SDSU), 2nd (Linfield), 9th (USC), 9th (CSU), 17th (UU), 9th (NW CEDA Champs), 33rd (CEDA Nats)

Backlund-Symonds

Open

45-26

64%

4-6

40%

6th (WWU Scrimmage), 3rd (SDSU), 5th (Linfield), 9th (CSU), 17th (Heart), 9th (NW CEDA Champs), 33rd (CEDA Nats)

Johnson-Carlson

Open

8-11

43%

Nachtigal-Kamola

Open

2-5

29%

Nachtigal-Kamola

Junior

8-4

67%

2-2

50%

5th (L & C), 3rd (Linfield)

Biluk-Lechner

Junior

5-7

43%

1-1

50%

5th (L & C)

Johnson-Nachtigal

Open

14-22

39%

Kamola-Banducci

Novice

3-3

50%

0-1

0%

5th (UU)

Johnson-Nachtigal

Junior

5-3

63%

0-1

0%

9th (UU)

Carlson-Biluk

Open

1-5

17%

Rowe-Symonds

Open

3-3

50%

1-1

50%

3rd (Whitman)

Backlund-Harris

Open

3-3

50%

1-1

50%

3rd (Whitman)

Banducci-Kamola

Junior

2-4

34%

Overall

149-124

55%

12-21

37%

 

Team

Division

Prelim Record

Win Percentage

Awards

David Kearney and Jessie Sherwood

Open

7-5

58%

9th, 9th

David Kearney and Kristofer Peterson

Open

4-1

80%

1st

David Kearney and Dawn Mac Donald

Open

1-5

17%

 

David Kearney and Jason Smith

Open

8-6

57%

Excellent

Dave Perry and Tim Clairmont

Open

4-7

36%

 

Dave Perry and Jason Smith

Open

3-3

50%

 

Dawn Mac Donald and Anea Bergen-Barer

Open

2-4

33%

 

Ashley Gelvin and James Kuwahara

Nov., Jr. Whit.

12-5

71%

3rd, 5th jr.

Amy Lechner and Kelly Phipps

Junior

2-4

33%

 

Tim Clairmont and Matt Vanderberg

Junior

4-2

67%

5th

Lea Rees and James Kuwahara

Novice

4-2

67%

2nd

Evan Bartlett and Anea Bergen Barer

Novice

2-4

33%

 

Evan Bartlett and Lea Rees

Novice

2-4

33%

 

Overall

All

55-52

51%

 

 

Speaker

Division

Event

Awards

Leg?

Anea Barer-Bergen and Dawn Bird

Open

Duo Interp

1st Place

 

Anea Barer-Bergen

Open

Oral Interp

3rd Place

 

Dawn Bird

Junior

Drama

1st, 1st

 

Kelly Phipps

Open

Impromptu

1st Place

 

Kelly Phipps

Open

Oral Interp

1st Place

 

Shannon Henderson

Open

ADS

Finalist, Finalist

Yes-4

James Kuwahara

Novice

Impromptu

Finalist

 

James Kuwahara

Junior

ADS

2nd Place

 

Adam Symonds

Junior

Extemp

2nd Place

 

Lara Clark

Junior

Drama

2nd Place

 

Lara Clark and Dave Perry

Junior

Duo

2nd Place

 

David Kearney

Open

Impromptu

Excellent Award

 

Jason Smith

Open

After Dinner Speaking

Excellent Award