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Forensics and Debate Team Win Three State Championships, Jensen Named MAFA Coach of the Year

February 25, 2019

The Webster University Forensics and Debate Team competed in the Missouri State tournament hosted on the Webster’s campus by the Missouri Association of Forensics Activities (MAFA) and brought home three state championships Feb. 23-24. The Webster team brought home a total of 19 awards from the state tournament, including the MAFA Coach of the Year Award for Gina Jensen.

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Study Break

Webster Forensics and Debate Team Hosts, Wins Big at Study Break Tournament

December 03, 2018

Webster University students excelled at the annual Study Break Debate Tournament on Dec. 1, winning each of the four team and individual categories, as well as the team sweepstakes championship. In an effort to both provide an experiential learning experience and service to the collegiate debate community, each year the Webster University Forensic and Debate Team partners with the class POLT 1550 Introduction to Political Argumentation and Debate for the tournament, hosted at Webster.

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Laurel Kratz

Forensic and Debate Team Nets 13 Awards in Opening Weekend

October 08, 2018

Webster University’s award-winning Forensic and Debate Team traveled to their first tournament of the season this past weekend at Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Missouri, and returned with a number of individual and team awards. The team’s 13 awards include a third place team sweepstakes award and two individual sweepstakes awards, along with three individual event championships.

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Nikolaos Antonakakis

Around Webster: Antonakakis, Cuille, Jensens, Rosenblum

April 17, 2018

Warren Rosenblum is giving two talks this week on the origins of the Nazi euthanasia program. ... Vienna's Nikolaos Antonakakis published a guest post for the London School of Economic's British Politics and Policy Blog drawing upon research with Ioannis Chatziantoniou and David Gabauer. ... Lionel Cuillé spoke at Brown University on the 50th anniversary of the Paris student revolution. ... Gina Jensen and Scott Jensen were presented the CSCA Outstanding Contributions to Forensics award.

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Forensics and Debate Team Showcase Performance April 26

April 24, 2017

The Webster University Forensics and Debate Team will host its annual “Showcase Performance” on Wednesday, April 26, from 12-1 p.m. in the Library Conference Room. The showcase will feature performances that earned national honors, including the national championship. There will also be an opportunity to visit with the student members after the performances. Light refreshments will be provided.

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Gina Jensen was honored for longtime service to the nation's oldest and largest forensic honor society.

Jensen wins service award; Braig launches jazz improv resource; Jackson Taffa in Sunday Rumpus

November 15, 2016

Forensics director and adjunct faculty member Gina Jensen received the John Shields Service Award from Pi Kappa Delta, the nation's oldest forensic honor society. Music faculty member and alumnus Christopher Braig has launched, a resource for teaching jazz improvisation. English faculty member Deborah Jackson Taffa's essay "This American Paradise" was published in the Sunday Rumpus.

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Goodarzi in Chicago; Jensen lifetime achievement; Chamberlin performs in Lebanon

November 08, 2016

Longtime forensics director Scott Jensen received the lifetime achievement L.E. Norton Award at the national tournament, Webster Geneva's Jubin Goodarzi presented at Northwestern and U. of Chicago while in the U.S. on faculty mobility, and emeritus professor Bob Chamberlin played an organ recital in Lebanon, Pennsylvania.

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A number of individual awards contributed to Webster's top finish in the MAFA Championship.

Forensic and Debate Team Adds More Awards at MAFA Championship

February 23, 2016

The Webster University Forensics and Debate team continued its strong spring with a number of awards, including the Missouri State Champion plaque, at the 2016 Missouri Association of Forensic Activities (MAFA) Championship Tournament, an event held on Webster's home campus in Webster Groves. Coach Scott Jensen also received the Distinguished Service Award from MAFA.

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