1997-1998

 

The Faculty

 

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Jim Hanson, Director of Forensics

 

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Bob Withycombe, Department Chair, Associate Dean of Faculty

 

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Marilee Mifsud, Visiting Assistant Professor, Classical Rhetoric specialist

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Diana Thomson, Parliamentary-IE Assistant

Abby St. Lawrence, Student Assistant and Intramural Debate Coordinator

 

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Becky Galentine, Volunteer Policy Assistant

J.P. Lacy, Policy Assistant

 

 

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Jessica and Ryan with Becky, Jim, and J.P. at the 1998 NDT

 

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Sean and Adam with Becky, Jim, and J.P. at the 1998 NDT.

 

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Jessica, Lisa and Abby talk in Jimís office.

 

Whitman News

        Tom Cronin, College President
        Jim Hanson Director of Forensics and Debate Coach.
        Abby St. Lawrence, Whitman Forensics Assistant
        Diana Thompson, Assistant Parliamentary and IE Coach
        J.P. Lacy, Policy Assistant Coach
        Evan Bartlett, a debater, was student body president.
 
        Professor of Astronomy Kate Bracher retires after 3 decades of teaching at Whitman.
        Professor of English Pat Tyson retires. Two visiting professors Tara Penry and Jeffrey Thomson join Whitmanís English Department.
        Katherine Hoyt joins Whitman College Department of Politics.
        New interest house-The Writing House- is scheduled to open next fall, and will focus on creative writing and will house 8 Whitman students.
        The Old music building undergoes construction to become the Hunter Conservatory. The team is excited because this will be the teamís new headquarters.
        Plans commence to renovate Penrose Library.
        Frank Greer, Clinton's media consultant speaks on campus about the role of the media in politics.
        Lynn Paltrow, nationally recognized lawyer on reproductive policy advocates women's rights to abortion on campus.
 
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Carolyn Kamau joins the team.
 
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Brian Danielson reads the Pioneer in Jimís office during his first of four years on the team.
 
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From left, Adam, Claire, Abby, Sean Collins, Ryan (hidden behind Abby), and Jim enjoy a Chinese meal.
 

Speech Courses

CHANGE: The departmentís name is changed from Speech to Rhetoric and Public Address. A minor is now offered. Marilee Mifsud, Johnstone visiting professor, offers multiple courses in classical rhetoric including Greek Rhetoric, Roman Rhetoric, Rhetoric revisited (comparing post-modern rhetoric with Greek rhetoric). The political campaign course is dropped (but would reappear in 2000). Rhetorical exploration: race, gender, and class is added and is cross listed with gender studies.

Rhetoric Department Description: Courses treat Rhetoric and Public Address as a liberal art, proposing that such communication is not a skill learned by rule but an exercise of judgment that can be no better than the communicator's understanding of the nature of the communicative acts.

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The Rhetoric or Public Address minor. A minimum of twenty credits in Rhetoric and Public Address that consists of course work in the following areas of study: (A) an eight credit Performance requirement to be satisfied through Rhetoric 110 or four credits of Rhetoric 221 or 222, and either Rhetoric 210 or 270; (B) a four credit History requirement to be satisfied through Rhetoric 370 or the equivalent; (C) a two course Criticism requirement to be satisfied from among the Rhetoric 240, 379 or 380 courses. Minor modifications in this program may be made with the approval of the department.

 

RHETORIC 110. Fundamentals of Public Address, 4 hours.

RHETORIC 210, Advanced Public Address

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

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

RHETORIC 240, Rhetorical Explorations: Gender, Class and Race, 4 hours

RHETORIC 261, 262, 263 Rhetoric in Greece and Rome; Rhetoric Revisited (taught by Marilee, 4 hours)

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

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

RHETORIC 379, 380. Special Topics Courses. Critiquing Criticism, Freedom of Rhetoric, Background of African American Protest Rhetoric, Argumentation in the Law, Politics and Society, Political Campaign: Persuading America

RHETORIC 401, 402. Independent Study.

 

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Both Ryan Scoville and Adam Symonds spent many hours in Jimís office which turned into a virtual computer lab with three computers, two hooked up to the network and one with a modem. This is the year the ďQuakeĒ craze began.

 

World News

        President Clinton's scandal dominates the political scene near the end of the school year. He engaged in a sexual relationship with Monika Lewinsky and the Republicans later tried to impeach him for not telling the truth about it.
        Egypt-Islamic militants in Egypt killed at least 70 people including 60 foreign tourists outside an ancient temple in Luxor, Iraq. U.S and British officials speculate on the most unobtrusive time to bomb Iraq. Iraq accuses the U.S and Britain of using "jungle law".
        Serbia: Serbian Police and military units entered Kosovo and started to use violence. Turmoil starts in Kosovo.
        Formerly Burma, Myanmar supplies over 60 percent of the world's heroin.

        The newspaper ran ads on Peace Corps, Credit Cards, Computer Storage.

 

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Carolyn Mitchell, Tony Torres, Aaron Walters, Kristen Weaver and in front Akshay Garg formed a core element of the parliamentary debate and individual events portion of the program.

 

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Mike and Melissa competed in the intramural contest. Melissa won first during the fall and at the spring championship tournament.

 

Team News

        Whitman Collegeís debate team is composed of 25 competitors.
        Dovell-Gose oratory contest was held on April 23rd. This oratory contest was established in 1918 in the memory of William Thomas Dovell, class of 1888, and Christopher Columbus Gose, class of 1886, the first graduating class of Whitman.
        Intramural debate topic was "Resolved: That Paula Jones was sexually harassed."
        Whitman hosts a successful college tournament. About 300 people participated with 28 schools in attendance. With over 90 points, the Whitman team ended up number 2 in the Division 1.
        Debate team ranks 11th in CEDA Debate and 12th in parliamentary debate in the nation.
        Van accident leaves several debaters injured as they were traveling to a tournament at Puget Sound. All 13 passengers survived after the left rear tire blew off the van. Mitchell, Whittaker, Danielson, Weaver, Torres, Johnson, Kearney, Lane, Kamau, Walters, Bayley, Schultz and coach Thomson.
 
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The school played up the teamís success with a promotion effort including this picture. The teamís combined parliamentary and policy success were the best in the nation and continued that way until 2000-2001 when Berkeley beat our squad in parliamentary debate and virtually tied us in policy debate.
 
POLICY DEBATE

Team

Division

Prelims

Win %

Elims

Win %

Awards

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adam Symonds-Sean Harris

Open

65-20

76%

14-5

74%

3rd (WWU Scrimmage) 1st ( L & C) 5th (Central Oklahoma) 17th (USC) 9th (USC-Long Beach) 1st (PLU) 3rd (SIU)17th (Northwestern) 1st (Whitman) 1st (NW CEDA Champs) 9th (CEDA Nationals) 1st (NW NDT Qualifier)

Bobby deGrouchy-Keola Whittaker

Public

4-6

33%

NA

NA

1st (Whitman)

Bobby deGrouchy-Tony Torres

Junior

2-4

33%

NA

NA

NA

Brant Olson-Sean Collins

Open

5-8

38%

NA

NA

NA

Jessica Clarke-Ryan Scoville

Open

57-32

64%

6-6

50%

5th (WWU Scrimmage) 5th ( L & C) 9th (Central Oklahoma) 17th (USC) 1st (PLU) 5th (WWU) 17th (Heart of America) 1st (Whitman) 17th (CEDA Nationals) 2nd (NW NDT Qualifier)

Lisa Beyl-Beau Brandow

Open

6-6

50%

NA

NA

NA

Lisa Beyl-Erin Carlson

Open

2-4

33%

NA

NA

NA

Matt Johnson-Lisa Beyl

Junior

6-2

75%

2-0

100%

1st (USC)

Matt Johnson-Lisa Beyl

Open

3-5

38%

NA

NA

NA

Mike Caughey-Lisa Beyl

Junior

5-1

84%

0-1

0%

2nd (L & C)

Mike Caughey-Sean Collins

Junior

12-2

86%

3-1

75%

1st (USC)

Mike Caughey-Sean Collins

Open

17-24

41%

NA

NA

NA

MikeCaughey-Lisa Beyl

Open

6-7

46%

0-1

0%

5th (Whitman)

Overall

All

189-126

60%

27-14

66%

 

PARLIAMENTARY DEBATE

Team

Division

Prelims

Win %

Elims

Elim %

Awards

David Kearney-Dave Perry

Senior

32-16

67%

7-5

58%

9th (Colorado)

2nd (Willamette)

 

 

 

 

 

 

5th (Point Loma)

 

 

 

 

 

 

5th (DSR-TKA)

 

 

 

 

 

 

17th (NPDA)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bobby deGrouchy-Tony Torres

Senior

3-3

50%

NA

NA

NA

Tony Torres-Aaron Walters

Junior

1-5

16%

NA

NA

NA

Brian Danielson-Dave Perry

Senior

4-2

67%

1-1

50%

5th (L & C)

Brian Danielson-Brant Olson

Junior

3-3

50%

NA

NA

NA

Brian Danielson-Akshay Garg

Junior

7-5

58%

1-1

50%

5th (Whitman)

Chiasha Dickens-Brian Danielson

Senior

3-3

50%

NA

NA

NA

Chiasha Dickens-Matt Johnson

Senior

7-5

59%

4-0

100%

1st (L & C)

Matt Johnson-Bobby deGrouchy

Senior

3-3

50%

NA

NA

NA

Brian Danielson-Akshay Garg

Open

4-4

50%

NA

NA

NA

Matt Johnson-Brant Olson

Senior

23-9

72%

4-4

50%

5th (Willamette)

17th (Point Loma)

 

 

 

 

 

 

3rd (Whitman)

 

 

 

 

 

 

9th (NPDA)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mike Caughey-Peter Stiffler

Junior

4-2

67%

0-1

0%

9th (UPS)

Thad Tierney-Brendon Nafzinger

Novice

2-4

33%

NA

NA

NA

Lea Rees and Tony Torres

Junior

2-4

33%

NA

NA

NA

Aaron Walters and Cael (UW)

Novice

2-4

33%

NA

NA

NA

Carrie Mitchell-Kristen Weaver

Novice

2-4

33%

NA

NA

NA

Overall

All

77-63

55%

15-11

58%

 

INDIVIDUAL EVENTS

Speaker

Division

Event

Award, Leg

Adam Symonds

Junior

Extemp

1st (Whitman)

Aaron Walters

Novice

Extemp

2nd (L & C)

 

 

3rd (Whitman)

Aaron Walters

Novice

Informative

2nd (L & C)

Bobby deGrouchy

Novice

Impromptu

Finalist (L & C)

Bobby deGrouchy

Novice

Extemp

Finalist(L & C)

Brant Olson

Novice

Extemp

Finalist (PLU)

Brian Danielson

Junior

Dramatic

2nd (WWU)

Brian Danielson

Novice

Impromptu

2nd (WWU)

Carolyne Kamau

Open

Poetry

Finalist, 4th leg (L & C)

Carrie Mitchell

Junior

Extemp

2nd (L & C)

Dave Perry

Junior

Extemp

1st (L & C)

David Kearney

Senior

Extemp

Finalist (Whitman)

Kristen Weaver

Novice

Informative

Finalist (Whitman)

Matt Johnson

Junior

Extemp

Finalist ( L & C)

 

 

2nd (Whitman)

Matt Johnson

Senior

LD

3rd (Colorado College)

 

 

9th (DSR-TKA)

Rose Alappat

Novice

Informative

1st (Whitman)

Sean Harris

Senior

Extemp-LD

1st (Whitman)

Thad Tierney

Novice

Impromptu

Finalist (Whitman)

Tony Torres

Junior

Informative

1st (L & C)

 

 

3rd (PLU)

 

 

2nd (WWU)

 

 

Finalist (Whitman)