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Listen to debates, humor, poetry and more as forensics judge

Posted October 26, 2007

P O W E L L, W y o. - If poetry, humor or debates on contemporary issues interest you, the Northwest College Forensics Department invites you to judge college forensics at the upcoming Trapper Speech Rendezvous Friday and Saturday, Nov. 9 and 10.

Judges can commit to hours convenient for them and are not required to judge all day. They can choose from a variety of events that include after dinner speakers, poetry interpretation, readers' theater, extemporaneous speaking, persuasive oratory, duet interpretation and parliamentary debate.

To help people feel more comfortable with judging, the NWC Forensics Department will hold 45-minute judging workshops on Tuesday, Nov.6, at 5 p.m. and again Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m. in Room 118 of the Orendorff Building. Both sessions include live demonstrations of various events and videos from national final rounds.

Duane Fish, NWC's co director of forensics, said some people are hesitant to judge because they don't think they're qualified but find it quite simple and enjoyable when they do it. The primary component of judging individual events is simply to rank performances from best to worst.

To find out more about judging forensics, e-mail Duane Fish or call (307) 754-6024.