Policy Debate Team
The Illinois State Debate Team is part of the Forensics Union. It is the oldest registered student organization on campus. The Debate Team competes at both regional and national tournaments throughout the United States. Competitions are in novice, junior varsity, and open policy debate. The program has consistently advanced teams to the elimination rounds of regional and national tournaments. The team also participates in on-campus public debates and judges at high school tournaments throughout the state.
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CEDA Nationals Results
The team of Marlon Harris and Anthony Ogbuli reached the triple octofinal round as the 50th seed with prelim record of 5-3. The team of Krystal Barnes and Hillary St. John compiled a 4-4 record in prelims.
Spring 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award Inductees (Inaugural Class)
Mary Turilli, Dr. Richard West, Jeffrey Mangrum, Nelsan Ellis, & Dr. Daniel Sullivan.
Fall 2012 Forensics Hall of Fame Inductees
Dr. George Tuttle, Barbara (Mowder) Larson, Dr. Virginia (Smith) Owen, Richard Dempsey, Chiqeeta (Verban) Jameson, and Elighie Wilson.