The IU competitive debate program is recruiting for the 2012-2013 season. Do you enjoy researching major political controversies, arguing passionately about issues of importance, and honing your public speaking and critical thinking skills? If the answer is yes, then competitive debate is for you!
As active members of our program we will build you into powerful orators and researchers, all while you challenge other Big 10 schools and Ivy League Universities (yes Harvard) in tournament style debates. Shiny trophies may very well be in your future.
This season’s topic will have you engaged in discussions about government restrictions on and incentives for energy production in the United States. Team members will learn about issues such as U.S. oil extraction in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, tax credits to promote photovoltaic solar panels, and natural gas fracturing restrictions.
Our team is open to all undergraduate students who want to be a part of a competitive team atmosphere. Join us during our callout meetings:
Wednesday August 22 and Wednesday August 29. 7:00-8:30 PM in SPEA 276. We will provide pizza, while you provide the intellectual energy and drive.
Brian L. DeLong
IU Director of Debate