2010-2011

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The Faculty

 

Jim Hanson, Director of Forensics

 

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Aaron Hardy, Policy Debate Coach

 

Nick Robinson, Parliamentary-IE Coach

 

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Bob Withycombe, Professor of Rhetoric

 

 

 

 

Jimi Durkee, Assistant Policy Debate Coach

 

Lewis Silver, Assistant Parli-Policy Coach

Nick Griffin, Student Assistant, Intramural Debate Coordinator

 

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Alex Folkerth and Carter LeBlanc, Student Assistants

 

 

Whitman Leadership

·        George Bridges, President, Whitman College
·        Tim Kaufman-Osborn, Dean of Faculty
·        Chuck Cleveland, Dean of Students
·        Bob Withycombe, Rhetoric and Film Studies
·        Robert Sickels, Rhetoric and Film Studies
·        Jim Hanson Director of Forensics and Debate Coach, Chair, Rhetoric and Film Studies.
·        Nick Griffin, Whitman Forensics Assistant, IM Debate Assistant
·        Nick Robinson, Parliamentary Debate and IE Coach
·        Aaron Hardy, Policy Debate Coach
·        Jimi Durkee, Assistant Policy Debate Coach
·        Lewis Silver, Assistant Policy-Parli Debate Coach

 

2010-11 World News

1. California failed to legalize weed as voters opposed their Proposition 19 55%-45%.

2. Republicans gain control of the House and make gains in the Senate during midterms, leaving many worried that government will enter into a stage of gridlock where nothing gets passed.

3. A major oil spill off the coast of Louisiana kills local wildlife, harms local fisheries, and goes unfixed by British Petroleum for months.

4. Barack Obama begins the fight to repeal Don't Ask Don't Tell. A massive debate ensues.

5. The website WikiLeaks released over 250,000 secret American diplomatic cables, prompting a political storm and major backlash against the website.

6. Obama withdraws the majority of troops in Iraq.

7. After resigning from governor of Alaska, former Republican VP candidate Sarah Palin, is heavily covered by the media including her controversial “tea party” candidate support and FOX News show.

8. Leslie Nielsen, star of Airplane! and the Naked Gun series, died.

9. The iPhone 4 comes out, promising features above and beyond the iPhone 3. Tech-aholics rejoice, others wonder what the difference is.

10. 33 miners were trapped underground in Chile after a mine tunnel collapsed. They were trapped for more than 2 months before being rescued.

11. Obama pushes a tax compromise that infuriates liberals and creates a large furor in Washington D.C.

 

2010-11 Whitman News

1. Harper Joy Theater is being remodeled.

2. Maxey Hall completes a significant remodel and addition after 1.5 years of work on the building.

3. The stairs in front of the Memorial Building are remodeled and completed in early November.

4. The faculty, having voted to switch to a 3-2 class load, watches as a much larger than expected first year class along with the reduced number of classes create significant difficulties during preregistration. In response, students start movements to change the system and increase class availability.

5. Whitman sororities voted for a 4th sorority to come to Whitman, Alpha Pi.

6. Bon Appetit, which spends seven to 10 thousand dollars a year on dishes at Whitman due to students continually stealing them, continues to fight against students removing dishes from dining halls to no apparent avail.

7. Joe Wheeler won the 9th annual Mr. Whitman pageant, which raised $45,785 for the Chris Elliot Fund.

8. ASWC unanimously votes to fund three environmental initiatives with the goal of making a sustainable campus.

9. Students lobby for the reinstallment of the Free Expression Wall, a place on campus for students to publicly voice their thoughts, after it was removed in 2007 because of student complaints.

10. Whitman's campus became part of a cycling course during the annual Tour of Walla Walla. Students were treated to high-speed bicycle racers whizzing past Reid campus center.

 
 
Team Members 2010-2011

 

2010-11 Coaching Staff

·        Jim Hanson, Director of Forensics (19th year)

·        Aaron Hardy, Policy Coach (6th year)

·        Nick Robinson, Parliamentary-I.E. Coach

·        Jimi Durkee, Assistant Policy Coach

·        Lewis Silver, Assistant Policy-Parli Coach

·        Nick Griffin, Student Assistant

 

2010-11 Participants (xx students)

Xx to be included later.

 
 

Rhetoric and Film Studies Courses

Hunter 307, 306, and 304 are preparation rooms. 305 is used by students.

Bob is in 204. Jim’s office is 308.

 

        Traditionally, the discipline of rhetoric focused on the effectiveness of the spoken or written word as it is driven by the rhetorical situation (audience, purpose, and context). Over the last several decades, persuasive media have expanded well beyond the conventional spoken and written message. The increasing pervasiveness of film, video, TV, and the Internet in world culture has expanded the mission of rhetorical studies. To reflect these advances in technology and understanding, we now focus on the uses of language and image to characterize social reality, to debate and confront controversies, and to aid in the transformation of social institutions. Accordingly, the department of rhetoric and film studies is a multidisciplinary program that enriches understanding of the complexity of contemporary communication by providing a solid grounding in the theory, history, production, interpretation, and criticism of a wide variety of written, oral, visual, and filmic texts.

        Rhetoric and film studies courses satisfy humanities distribution requirements (language, writing, and rhetoric in the previous distribution requirements) except: Rhetoric and Film Studies 110, 160, 250 and 360 meet fine arts distribution requirements. Rhetoric and Film Studies 240 and 340 may count toward the alternative voices distribution requirement. Rhetoric and Film Studies 121, 221, and 222 do not count as distribution requirements and may not be taken P-D-F.

 

The Rhetoric and Film Studies major: A minimum of thirty-four credits in rhetoric and film studies, including the following: Rhetoric and Film Studies 160 Introduction to Film Studies. One additional film course (365, 366, 367, 368). One rhetoric course (240, 250, 340, 350, 351, 352, 371, 378). Rhetoric and Film Studies 487 Rhetoric and Film Criticism. Either 491 or 498. Additional work in rhetoric and film studies to make a total of thirty-four credits. Students may substitute up to eight of the elective credits with approved rhetoric and film courses (e.g., transfer credits, and/or credits from other Whitman departments). Students may not count more than four credits of 121, 221, or 222 toward the major.

 

The Rhetoric and Film Studies minor: A minimum of twenty rhetoric and film studies credits, with at least four credits from the Rhetoric area and four credits from the Film area. Students may substitute up to four of the elective credits with approved rhetoric and film courses (e.g., transfer credits, and/or credits from other Whitman departments). Students may not count more than four credits of 121, 221, or 222 toward the minor.

 

Bob Withycombe, Jim Hanson, Robert Sickels

 

The school begins 3-2 teaching load (down from 3-3 previously) leading to significant shortages of rhetoric courses, especially in film courses.

RFS 387 switches from senior to junior year seminar.

 

RFS 110. Fundamentals of Public Address, 4 hours.

RFS 121, Fundamentals of Debate, 1 hour (no longer includes speeches/dramatic interpretation)

RFS 160, Intro to Film, 4 hours

RFS 165, Intro to Filmmaking, 4 hours

RFS 221, Intercollegiate Parliamentary Debate and Speaking Events, 2 hours

RFS 222, Intercollegiate Policy Debate, 2 hours

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

RFS 250. Persuasion, Agitation and Social Movements, 4 hours.

RFS 303, German Film and the Frankfurt School

RFS 325, Imagining Community through Contemporary Japanese Fiction and Film

RFS 340, Background of African American Protest Rhetoric, 4 hours

RFS 350, Freedom of Speech and the First Amendment, 4 hours

RFS 351, Argument in the Law and Politics, 4 hours

RFS 352, Political Campaign Rhetoric, 4 hours

RFS 360, Advanced Film Making, 4 hours

RFS 365, Special topics: Studies in Film Genre

RFS 366, Special topics: Major Figures in Film (The Independent Revolution, The Silver Age of Cinema, The Golden Age of Cinema)

366, ST, Hollywood Stars

RFS 368: Special Topics, World Cinema (Cross listed, Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Hispanic and Brazilian Film; (De)constructing "Third World" Poverty: Imagery and Ethics in the Developing World, Pedro Almodóvar's Spain)

368, ST, Television and American Culture

RFS 371, Rhetoric in Early Western Culture

RFS 387, Rhetoric and Film Criticism

RFS 379, 380. Special Topics Courses

RFS 388: A History of American Public Address

RFS 401, 402. Independent Study.

RFS 491, 498, Thesis (Regular and Honors)

 

Team Awards

 

2010-11 Policy Awards

 

xxADAM MCKIBBEN AND JAMES STEVENSON (HYBRID)

xxWNPT, FIRST JV

 

 

 

 

 

2010-11 Parli and IE Awards

 

xxADAM MCKIBBEN AND HARRY HIXON

xxWhitman McSloy Classic 1, DOUBLES