EWC Debate Program Granted Membership into the Black Hills Debating Union

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

Dr. Ryan Clark, Black Hills State University, left presents Jeremy Christensen, Communications Instructor/Forensics Director, right a certificate of induction into the Black Hills Debating Union.

Dr. Ryan Clark, Black Hills State University, left presents Jeremy Christensen, Communications Instructor/Forensics Director, right a certificate of induction into the Black Hills Debating Union.

On October 7, Eastern Wyoming College’s debate team was inducted into the selective Black Hills Debating Union, becoming the first community college to become a part of that public debate format.

Dr. Ryan Clark, Associate Professor of Communication at Black Hills State University, presented Eastern Wyoming College with a certificate of induction into the Black Hills Debating Union, signaling more opportunities for students to develop their public speaking.

“While we are committed to existing national debate styles,” said Jeremy Christensen, the newly appointed communication instructor and Director of Forensics at EWC, “being invited into the Union gives us the opportunity to experiment with applying different rhetorical modes and giving our students, across disciplines, the chance to develop what they have learned in the classroom in a laboratory context against colleagues at four year institutions.”

The first time EWC students will compete in the Union will be November 4 and 5 at Black Hills State University.

For more information about the Speech and Debate program at EWC, please contact Jeremy Christensen, Communications Instructor/Forensics Director at 307.532.8367.