Jim Hanson, Director of Forensics
Bob Withycombe, Department Chair
David Kearney, Parliamentary-IE Assistant (Sept.-Oct.)
Geof Brodak, Parliamentary-IE Assistant (Nov.-May)
Julie Miller, Student Assistant and Intramural Debate Coordinator
J.P. Lacy, Policy Assistant
Front (seated): Sam, Natalie, Denice
Back: Gabe, Brian D, Darrell, Chris G, Bona
Front: David, Samantha, Keola, Lauren, Emily C.
Back: Emily M, John, J.P., Charles, Nicholas, Scott, Thad, Stew, Mario
· Tom Cronin, College President
· Jim Hanson Director of Forensics and Debate Coach.
· Julie Miller, Whitman Forensics Assistant
· David Kearney, Assistant Parliamentary and IE Coach, Sept.-Oct.
· Geof Brodak, Assistant Parliamentary and IE Coach, Nov.-May
· J.P. Lacy, Policy Assistant Coach
A. Penrose Library became fully operational after 14 months of renovation.
B. Whitman students began mentoring troubled teens through the Juvenile justice program.
C. The Seattle symphony preformed in Cordner.
D. Coalition names August pride month.
E. Annual Rainbow Rage theme is Heaven and Hell.
F. The First ever Whitman all night rave, “The Magic Onion Festival” was held.
G. Whitman’s female ultimate team won the northwest tournament in Corevallis Ore.
H. Goldfinger played at “Whitstock.”
Nicholas, Keola and Denice playing Skeeball during a break at a tournament.
CHANGE: Not much change in the courses. The team prep rooms are re-organized so they have twelve computers (three new computers are added) and the practice room 305 becomes the storage room.
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.
The Rhetoric or Public Address minor: A minimum of twenty credits in Rhetoric and Public Address that consists of course work in two areas of study: (A) a four credit Performance requirement to be satisfied through Rhetoric 110, 210, or four credits of Rhetoric 221 or 222; (B) a sixteen credit Theory, Criticism, and Case Study requirement to be satisfied through Rhetoric 240, 270, 370, 379, and 380. Up to four credits of departmentally approved Rhetoric 401 and 402 may be taken to satisfy the Theory, Criticism, and Case Study requirement. Minor modifications in this program may be made with the approval of the department.
RHETORIC 110. Fundamentals of Public Address, 4 hours.
RHETORIC 121, Intercollegiate Forensics Practicum, 1 hour
RHETORIC 221, Public Address in Intercollegiate Forensics, 2 hours
RHETORIC 222, Debating in Intercollegiate Forensics, 2 hours
RHETORIC 240, Rhetorical Explorations: Gender, Class and Race, 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. Rhetorical Criticism, Freedom
of Rhetoric, Background of African American Protest Rhetoric, Argument in the
Law, Politics and Society, Political Campaign Rhetoric: Persuading
RHETORIC 401, 402. Independent Study.
The Parli teams enjoys Mexican food. On the left Brian D (cutoff), Geof, Denice, Mario; On the right, Gabe, Keola, Chris, Nicholas
· January 1 - Y2K passes without serious, widespread computer failures, despite fears to the contrary.
· February 17 - Microsoft releases Windows 2000.
26 - Presidential elections in
28 - Elian Gonzalez returns to
· November 2 - First resident crew enters International Space Station.
13 - Bush v. Gore: The U.S. Supreme Court stops the
Denice, Samantha, and Scott
The whole team! (well, almost everyone)
Brian Simmonds and Brian Ward, 9th,
Brian Simmonds and Emily Cordo, Whitman, 5th, NW CEDA Champs, 5th, CEDA Nats, 17th, NDT participant
Brian Ward and David Guidry, WWU 5th, CEDA Nats, 33rd
Charles Olney and Thad Blank,
NW Scrimmage 3rd, U.
David Guidry and John Poor,
Lewis and Clark 1st,
Emily Cordo and Nicholas
Thomas, NW Scrimmage, 4th, Lewis and
Clark 3rd, U.
John Poor and Mario Cava,
John Poor and Samantha Howell,
Whittaker and Scott Daniel, U.
Lauren Ritter and Emily Marr,
Scott Daniel and John Poor, WWU, 5th, Whitman, 5th
Brant Olson and Todd Borden,
Lewis and Clark 9th; U.
Chris Gorman and Bona Sherifi, Lewis and Clark 9th
Chris Gorman and Mario Cava,
Denice Kelley and Brian Danielson, Lewis and Clark 9th, WWU, 3rd, Whitman, 3rd, NPDA Nats, 17th
Gabe McGuire and Natalie Havlina,
Lewis and Clark 5th; U.
Keola Whittaker and Nicholas Thomas, WWU, 5th, Whitman, 9th, DSR Nats, 9th, NPDA Nats, 33rd
Sam Spiegel and Darrell Miller,
WWU 3rd, Pi Kapp Nats,
Samantha Howell and Dani Boucher, Pi Kapp Nats, Good Rating
Experienced: First, Adam Woodard; Second, Stew Campbell
Inexperienced: First, McLeish Martin; Second, Emily Young; Third, Chris McManus
Individual Events Awards
Brian Danielson Junior Impromptu:
Finalist, Lewis and Clark; Junior Extemp: Finalist,
Lewis and Clark; Senior Extemp, Semi-finalist,
Brian Ward Jr. Extemp LD, First
Charles Olney Novice Impromptu: 3rd, Lewis and Clark
Chris Gorman Junior Prose: 3rd,
Lewis and Clark, 3rd; U.
Darrell Miller Junior ADS: 3rd,
Lewis and Clark, 1st, U.
David Guidry Novice Impromptu: Finalist, Lewis and Clark
Kelley Junior Extemp: 1st,
Lewis and Clark, Finalist, U.
Gabe McGuire Junior Impromptu:
Keola Whittaker Junior Impromptu: 3rd, WWU, 3rd, Whitman; Jr. POI, Finalist
Mario Cava Senior ADS, 2nd, WWU; 2nd, Dean McSloy; 3rd, Whitman; Junior Extemp: Finalist, WWU
Mario Cava and Denice Kelley
Open Duo: 1st, U.
Natalie Havlina Junior Poetry, 2nd, WWU, 3rd, Whitman
Nicholas Thomas Junior Impromptu:
Nicole Reynaud Junior POI, Finalist, Lewis and Clark; Junior Poetry: 2nd, Whitman
Sam Spiegel Junior ADS, 2nd,
Samantha Howell Novice Extemp: Finalist, Lewis and Clark, Finalist WWU
Scott Daniel Junior Extemp: Finalist, Lewis and Clark; Junior Extemp-LD: 3rd, Whitman
Stewart Campbell Novice Extemp: 2nd, Lewis and Clark
Thad Blank Senior Extemp-LD, 1st, Whitman
Todd Borden Senior Impromptu, Semifinalist, Utah; Senior Extemp-LD, 1st, Whitman; Senior NFA LD, 2nd, Whitman; Junior Impromptu, 1st, WWU
Tony Torres Junior Extemp: Finalist, Lewis and Clark
Wanjiru Kamau Junior Poetry: 3rd, Lewis and Clark