Jim Hanson, Director of Forensics
Bob Withycombe, Department Chair, Associate Dean of Faculty
Keola Whittaker, Parliamentary-IE Assistant
Julie Caton, Student Assistant and Intramural Debate Coordinator
Brian Simmonds, Policy Assistant
· Tom Cronin, College President
· Jim Hanson Director of Forensics and Debate Coach.
· Julie Caton, Whitman Forensics Assistant
· Keola Whittaker, Assistant Parliamentary and IE Coach
· Brian Simmonds, Policy Assistant Coach
2001-2002 Whitman News
A. The new Reid center opened in January.
B. Ralph Nader visited campus.
C. Maya Angelou canceled her vist.
D. Rainbow Rage’s theme is Pink.
E. Charles and Thad, Whitman’s top debate team, place 5th in the nation.
F. Whitman won Northwestern’s debate tournament.
G. Library begins and ends its e-reserve program (with class readings available electronically).
H. Blue Moon includes controversial material which the traditional publisher refused to print.
Nikki and Jim research rhetoric resources.
Rhetoric and Film Studies Courses
CHANGE: The department is renamed the Rhetoric and Film Studies department as Robert Sickles is added as a third member of the department.
The forensics team has two rooms with computers, scanners and printers for use plus a practice room and a cove for their heavy tubs of briefs. Hunter 307, 306 are preparation rooms. 305 is a storage room. 204 is for evidence distribution, practice, and work. bob’s office 303, jim’s office 308, “the cove” for debate tubs was hunter 310.
Courses treat Rhetoric 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 minor: A minimum of twenty credits in Rhetoric and Film Studies 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, Basic Intercollegiate Forensics, 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 and Politics, Political Campaign Rhetoric: Persuading
RHETORIC 401, 402. Independent Study.
(Film courses were not added in time for the Catalog)
· January 11 - The U.S. Federal Trade Commission approves the merger of America Online and Time Warner to form AOL Time Warner.
· February 6 - Likud Party leader Ariel Sharon wins election as Prime Minister of Israel.
· June 21 - A total solar eclipse occurs.
· July 2 - The world's first self-contained artificial heart is implanted in Robert Tools.
· September 11 - Almost 3,000 people are killed in the September 11, 2001 attacks at the World Trade Center in New York City, The Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, and in rural Shanksville, Pennsylvania after an American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the The Twin Towers (a nickname for The World Trade Center (WTC)) and United Airlines Flight 93 crashed into a grassland in Pennsylvania.
· November 10 - The People's Republic of China is admitted to the World Trade Organization after 15 years of negotiations
Thad, David, Brian Ward, Jim
Beth Schueler and Emily Cordo, NW
Scrimmage 5th, Lewis and Clark 5th, U.
Brian Ward and David Guidry, Whitman, 1st, NW CEDA Champs, 3rd, CEDA Nationals, 33rd
and Mike Winnike, NW Scrimmage, 9th; Lewis
and Clark, 3rd,
Charles Olney and Joey Bennett, Whitman, 1st
Charles Olney and Thad Blank, NW Scrimmage 1st, U. Kentucky, 5th, Lewis and Clark 1st, U. Oregon 1st, Wake Forest, 5th , U.S.C., 5th, Fullerton, 9th, West Georgia, 9th, Northwestern, 2nd, NW CEDA Champs, 1st, NDT, 5th, CEDA Nationals, 3rd
and John Poor, U.
Chris McCool and Scott Thompson, Whitman, 1st, Jr.
and Joey Bennett, NW Scrimmage 9th, Lewis and Clark 9th,
Emily Marr and Lauren Ritter, WWU, 5th, Whitman, 5th
Emily Marr and Mike Winnike, CEDA Nationals, 33rd
and Scott Daniel, U.
Joey Bennett and Scott Thompson, U.S.C. 1st,, Jr.
Sean Beaver and Scott Thompson, Lewis and Clark 1st,, Jr.
Thad Blank and Mike Winnike, Whitman, 1st
Bridget Kustin and Natalie Havlina, Lewis and Clark 9th
Bridget Kustin and Natalie Havlina, Point Loma RR Qualifier, Hatfields, 9th
Carlisle and Nicholas Thomas, U.
Chandra Carlisle and Zahava Wilstein, Utah, 9th Whitman, 5th, Jr.
and Mario Cava, U.
Chris Gorman and Nicholas Thomas, Whitman, 5th, NPTE, 10th, NPDA Nationals, 17th
Dani Boucher and Chandra Carlisle, Hatfields, 5th
Dani Boucher and
Samantha Howell, Lewis and Clark 1st, U.
Miller and Sam Spiegel, Lewis and Clark 5th, U.
Dean Chuang and Martin Ishikawa, Whitman, 3rd, Nov.
Gabe McGuire and Todd Borden, Lewis and Clark 2nd, Northridge, 9th
Thomas and Sam Spiegel,
Individual Events Awards
Andy Monahan Nov. Impromptu, 4th, Lewis and Clark
Bridget Kustin Jr. Impromptu, 4th, Lewis and Clark; Semis, CSU-Northridge; Sr. Informative, 1st, Lewis and Clark, 4th, Oregon, Semis, Point Loma, 4th, Dean McSloy, 5th, Whitman; Sr. Impromptu, Semis, Point Loma
Jr. Impromptu, Finalist, Dramatic,
Nov. Impromptu, 4th, U.
Chris Gorman Jr. Extemp, 6th and Jr. Impromptu 2nd, U. Oregon, Sr. Impromptu, Semis, Utah; Sr. NFA LD, 3rd, Whitman
Dani Boucher Jr.
Dramatic, 3rd, U.
Darrell Miller Sr. ADS, 2nd, and Jr. Prose, 4th, Lewis and Clark; Sr. ADS, 1st, Jr. Dramatic, 1st, Jr. Prose, 2nd, U. Oregon; Sr. ADS, 4th, CSU-Northridge
Emily Marr, 3rd, Jr. Impromptu, Whitman
Gabe McGuire Sr. Impromptu, 5th, Lewis and Clark
Joey Bennett, 3rd, Jr. NFA LD, Whitman
Katie Imbeau and Sam Spiegel, Sr. Dramatic: 2nd, Lewis and Clark; 6th, 1st, WWU, Dean McSloy; 3rd, Whitman, NIET Qualified; Sr. Prose, 1st, WWU
Katie Imbeau Sr. Dramatic: 3rd, Lewis and
Mario Cava Sr. ADS, 6th, Lewis and Clark; 4th, Oregon, 5th, Utah; 4th Dean McSloy; Jr. Impromptu, 5th, Oregon; Sr. Impromptu 4th, Utah; 3rd, Dean McSloy; 5th, Whitman College; Jr. Poetry, 2nd; U. Oregon; Sr. Poetry, 5th, Utah; 2nd, Dean McSloy; Mario Cava and Dani Boucher, Sr. Duo, 6th, Utah
Michael Winnike Nov. Impromptu, 1st, U.
Natalie Havlina Jr. Extemp, 3rd, Lewis and Clark, Whitman; Sr. Extemp, 6th, Whitman; Jr. POI, 2nd, Whitman
Nicholas Thomas Sr. Extemp, 6th, Lewis and Clark; 1st, Oregon; 3rd, CSU-Northridge; 5th, Utah; 3rd, Dean McSloy, NIET Qualified; Sr. Forensic Criticism, 5th, U. Oregon; Sr. Impromptu, Semis, CSU-Northridge; 2nd, Utah; 3rd, Whitman; 2nd, Portland State; NIET Qualified; Sr. CA, 2nd, CSU-Northridge; 2nd, Utah; 1st, Portland State; NIET Qualified
Scott Thompson, 3rd, Jr. Extemp-LD, Whitman
Sean Beaver Nov.
Impromptu, 3rd, U.
Thad Blank, 2nd, Sr. Extemp-LD, Whitman
Todd Borden Jr.
Impromptu, 2nd, U.
Zahava Wilstein Sr. ADS, 2nd, U.
Bridget Kustin, Beth Schueler
Bridget Kustin, Mike Winnike