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Amorette Hinderaker Named President of Pi Kappa Delta

  Congratulations to Amorette Hinderaker, Ph. D., on being named president of Pi Kappa Delta, the oldest forensics honor society for undergraduate university students and a professional organization for speech and debate coaches. Hinderaker takes over as the 9th female president in Pi Kappa Delta history. In addition to her role as Convener of Debates… Read more »

Students Compete in the Oldest Speaking Competition in Texas

This spring, students across Texas are helping buildings speak for themselves in the 99th Annual Battle of the Flowers Association Oratorical Competition. One of the state’s oldest oratorical competitions sets a new topic each year based on Texas History; this year’s theme is “Chiseled in Stone: Iconic Texas Architecture.” With a focus on structures that… Read more »

TCU Speech & Debate Rings in the New Year with a Win

TCU Speech and Debate is taking the competition circuit by storm. In their first competition of the 2024 year, the team won first place overall in the “Individual Event Sweepstakes,” third overall in the Individual “Event and Debate Sweepstakes” and brought home a record 26 top-six finishes across 14 of 15 individual event categories at… Read more »

Four TCU Students Win Communication Studies’ Public Speaking Excellence Award

Four students stand on a stage, holding identical trophies.

Four students have placed in the Public Speaking Excellence Award, a semesterly public speaking competition hosted by the Communication Studies Department, for the spring 2023 semester. The winners are: First place: Hailey Williams, biology junior, who spoke on Henrietta Lacks. Second place: Alli Glasman, ballet and psychology sophomore, who spoke on the neuropsychology behind why… Read more »

TCU Speech & Debate Finishes on a High Note

Students standing with trophies.

TCU Speech and Debate finished their competition circuit this year at the Pi Kappa Delta National Comprehensive Tournament at West Chester University in West Chester, Pennsylvania. The team placed sixth in the nation against 69 other universities and colleges competing, with over 100 entries per event. Josue Cabrera placed second in Spanish Language Impromptu. Adrianna… Read more »

TCU Speech & Debate Wins Oklahoma Championship

Shortly after their win at the Texas Shuffle Swing Tournament, TCU Speech and Debate competed in their final regular season competition, the Oklahoma Intercollegiate Forensic Association Championship. The team won all three championship team awards, including Combined Debate and Individual Events Sweepstakes, Individual Events Sweepstakes and Debate Sweepstakes. In addition to several additional awards, Jackson… Read more »