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Julia Boyle is a winner, and that’s not up for debate. The NIU junior represented Illinois in the 2015 Interstate Oratory Contest and placed fifth in the nation. “I am extremely lucky to have represented both Northern Illinois University and the state of Illinois at Interstate,” said Boyle, who is from Oak Lawn. “It felt...
There is no debating that it has been a stellar season for the NIU Forensics team. From the 2015 Illinois Intercollegiate Forensics Association State Tournament held at NIU, to the Novice Nationals tournament held at Butler University, Huskies continue to earn top honors this March in formal speech and debate competitions. “The coaching staff is...
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Northern Illinois University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, together with the Department of Communication and NIU Forensics, is hosting students from 20 schools for the annual Illinois Intercollegiate Forensics Association State Tournament. Preliminary rounds start today, and the competition will continue through Saturday at locations in the Holmes Student Center and DuSable Hall. Awards...
“It was the best week I’ve ever had,” Oak Lawn High School junior Damian Samsonowicz said of the Northern Illinois University College of Liberal Arts & Sciences’ 28th annual Speech Camp, which provided campers the chance to improve their speech talents while developing life skills that will strengthen them throughout their academic and professional careers. The six-day, residential...
From left: Yanelly Villegas, Andy Robisnon, Bernard Chestleigh, Steven Cyhaniuk, Jimmy Clark, Ben Donovan, Kyle Larson and Lisa Roth.
The NIU Forensics team continues to enjoy success this spring semester. The duo of junior Jimmy Clark and sophomore Steven Cyhaniuk placed among the top four nationally in the junior varsity debate category of the annual Pi Kappa Delta National Forensics Tournament, held in Indianapolis earlier this month. The two competed as a team. The...
Benjamin Donovan, Chris Michels, Yanelly Villegas and Kyle Larson
Ordinarily, the topic of accounting wouldn’t stimulate an exciting discussion for most. However, the way that professor Tim West teaches his Accounting 679 class makes it a topic worthy of debate. In an effort to “better help students develop an ability to think on their feet,” West created a learning experience that simulates the climate...
Back row, from left: Kyle Larson, Yanelly Villegas, Nicole Autry (coach), Lisa Roth (coach), Judy Santacaterina (coach). Front row, from left: Chris Michels, Jimmy Zucker, Bernard Chestleigh, Robert Browning, Kevin Bartelt.
The NIU Forensics team extended its winning streak at the Pi Kappa Delta Nationals at Webster University in St. Louis, Mo., held from March 13 to 16. Eight members of NIU’s Forensics Team competed against 89 other schools to win the “Team of Excellence” award. Debate Team competitors were Chris Michels, Benjamin Donovan, Yanelly Villegas...
Judy Santacaterina
NIU will host more than 200 students Friday, March 1, and Saturday, March 2, for the annual Illinois Intercollegiate Forensics Association State Tournament. NIU has hosted the tournament every other year for the past 25 years and has come to be known as the “cradle of coaches” in the forensics community. So it’s no surprise...
The NIU Forensics team is enjoying a successful season thus far, including a first-place finish overall during a recent competition at the College of DuPage. Six team members took first place in individual categories. They included: Senior Jimmy Zucker of DeKalb (persuasion and first place overall for individual events) Senior Lauren Scott of C­­hicago (poetry)...