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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

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 »

Tracy Williams ’04 (’08 MS) Returns to Campus to Speak About How Her Communication Studies Degree Influenced her Path

The Department of Communication Studies celebrates its Gorvetzian Family Speaker Series with alumnus Tracy Reneé Williams ’04 (’08 M.S.). The generous gift from Ken and Lori Gorvetzian allows the department to bring Communication Studies alumni to campus to share how they use their degree and their communication knowledge in their careers. Williams returned to campus… 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 »

TCU Speech & Debate Wins First Place at Texas Shuffle Swing Tournament

TCU Speech and Debate is back on the road and doing better than ever. Early this spring, TCU Speech and Debate won first place combined speech/debate sweepstakes at the Texas Shuffle Swing Tournament at San Antonio College. The combined sweepstakes is awarded to the top team at the tournament, competing in debate and public speaking… Read more »

Communication Studies Revives Annual Public Speaking Competition

The Department of Communication Studies reestablished its annual public speaking competition, Public Speaking Excellence Award. PSEA allows the top speaker from each section of the COMM 10123: Communicating Effectively class to be “recognized for the exceptional skill and hard work that they have displayed over the course of the semester.” Students were nominated by their… Read more »

Paul King Celebrates 42 years at TCU

The Bob Schieffer College of Communication honors Paul King, Ph.D. on his retirement, which concluded a 42-year faculty career at TCU. As a teacher, Dr. King taught argumentation and debate, communication ethics, and the course that became his signature: Listening, which is vital to deliberation and dialogue. “He gave me my last ever final as… Read more »

5 Things @TCUSchieffer: What Makes Holiday Food the Best of the Year

A table full of Thanksgiving food, including turkey, yams and decorative pumpkins.

With the holiday season upon us, the discourse around food becomes commonplace as families and friends converse about and over meals. Based on her Food, Culture and Comm course, we spoke with Debi Iba, Ph.D., about how food is both a product of culture and a culture producer. From our conversation, we came up with… Read more »