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Faculty joins debate to celebrate team’s centennial

Faculty joins debate to celebrate team's centennial
In the second preliminary round of the Faculty Debate series, Jay Jones, professor of biology and biochemistry, passionately sides with the government on the motion, “This house should peg the retirement compensation arrangements of all company executives to the average wage of that company’s workers.” The event, Tuesday in La Fetra, was hosted by the debate team. / photo by Brittney Slater-Shew Brian... 

Mansell’s passion inspires debate

Mansell’s passion inspires debate
Senior Ryan Mansell, a political science and speech communication major, is also the captain of the Debate Team. Since joining the debate team, Mansell has strengthened his teammates and encouraged them all to learn as much as they can. In a recent speech he used sports as an example to describe how to prepare a debate argument. He plans to attend law school after graduation and has already received... 

Debaters remain an impressive force

Lauren Creiman News Editor The debate team continued its tradition of success when two of its teams advanced to the elimination rounds at the United States National Open earlier this month. In the tournament, hosted by Claremont McKenna College from Oct. 7 to Oct. 9, La Verne teams MT and PA were among the eight out of 44 teams that advanced to the elimination rounds. Team La Verne MT, consisting of... 

Ruiz tapped to take helm of LV debate team

Rachel Creagan Staff Writer Speech communications instructor Rob Ruiz was recently named director of forensics at the University of La Verne. Ruiz, who broke the team’s semi-finals curse in 2007 by winning the national championship as an undergraduate here, will take over administrative duties in fall 2011. He follows Josh Martin, the previous debate coach, decided to step away from the team to pursue... 

Debaters score at nationals

Amanda Nieto Associate News Editor The University of La Verne debate team is elated by its recent victory at the United States Universities National Championships where team La Verne MT ranked fifth out of the 192 teams. Debate teams from some of the country’s best universities such as Harvard, Yale and Stanford, as well as top-rated international universities, competed at the University of Vermont... 

Debate team continues success

Lauren Creiman LV Life Editor The debate team will part ways for the weekend as its members attend debate tournaments in New York and Oregon in order to prepare for the national championships. Coach Josh Martin and team member Ryan Mansell will head to Colgate Univer­sity in New York while the rest of the team heads to the Portland State University Nationals Warm-Up. “These are the only national... 

Debate: It’s the art and sport of persuasion

Debate: It's the art and sport of persuasion
Ian Lising, assistant professor of speech and debate and chairman of the department of speech communications, outlined the ins and out of debate featured in his new book, “Across the House: The Art and Science of World Universities Championship Debating.” Lising’s talk, for the faculty lecture series was held Nov. 22 in the President’s Dining Room. His ideas for the book came from the time... 

Debate focuses on green regulations

Nolasco Pesina Staff Writer Powerful words, knowledge and different points of view filled the President’s Dining Room on Oct. 28 during a debate put on by the University’s debate team for the Hot Spots lecture series. With global warming of great international concern, many counties and states are beginning to enforce green regulations. Along with these green regulations, new jobs will come and... 

On the Calendar

CAB Pool Tournament Bring a friend and show off your pool skills on Oct. 14 in the Campus Center for CAB’s double pool tournament. Sign ups start Oct. 1 in the Office of Student Life. CAB will be giving the first place team pool sticks. Public Debate Series Catch the University debate team’s final “Soloist” debate at 4:30 p.m on Oct. 7 in the La Fetra Auditorium. The topic is homeschooling... 

Debate team among the world’s best

New coach keeps the squad on course. Kristen Campbell News Editor Ranking 19th among more than 300 schools at the World Universities Debate Champion­ship in Turkey last month, the University of La Verne debate team has proved to itself and to the University that hard work and dedication pays off. The team got a new coach this fall. Josh Martin, former debater and La Verne alumnus, was previously captain... 
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