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No debate: These students can tell you about civility

November 14, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s Speech and Debate teams are all about expressing views. There’s no shortage of that in the year leading to the presidential election — and during the week impeachment hearings are televised. The difference is the five members of Speech and Debate shared how to express those views with respect and grace, part of the GCU’s yearlong initiative on civil discourse.

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Speech and Debate team places second

February 11, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

Among 30 speech and debate teams, GCU finished runner-up to Concordia University of Irvine, Calif., on Sunday at the Sunset Cliffs Classic Tournament at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego. Jess Kennedy, Tommee Gleason and Xanthia Clow led the speech team. Kennedy won two events in the novice division and was named the second-ranked speaker of the tournament. Gleason clamed a pair of third-place finishes and reached the finals in two other events and Clow placed third in two events. Two debate pairs (Matthew Calderwood-Grace Laidlaw and Ben Kuykendall-Joseph-Madere) advanced to the top eight.

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