A Tradition of Excellence Since 1903
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Wayne Kraemer is the President of the Texas Intercollegiate Forensics Association and Operations Manager for the Cross Examination Debate Association (CEDA) National Debate Tournament. He is also the University Interscholastic League Debate Consultant, advising on debate polices and issues in Texas. Mr. Kraemer directs the LBJ Debate Society and the Elton Abernathy Forensics Society. The students he directed have received state, regional, and international acclaim, and he and his team are regularly invited to attend international events. The South Central Region of CEDA has honored Wayne Kraemer as the Coach of the Year in 1997, and again in 1998.
“For more information, contact Wayne Kraemer at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://bobcatspeechanddebate.blogspot.com/
The LBJ Debate Society is named for the former President Lyndon B. Johnson who debated for Texas State under Prof. H.M. Greene. This competitive debate offers primarily British Parliamentary Debating (BP), also known as World Style Debate and National Parliamentary Debate Association (NPDA) team-parliamentary debate. The teams travel locally, regionally, and nationally. Scholarships are available to those who qualify for international competition.”
The LBJ Debate Society is one of the oldest societies on campus dating back to the "Chautauqua Literary Society." This society began in 1903 as a men's society and traveled to debates throughout Texas. President Lyndon Banes Johnson competed on this team from 1927-1930.
There are no membership fees or dues, and anyone who is a Texas State student can join. Meetings are held Tuesday evenings at 5 pm in Centennial Hall, Room 318.
The Elton Abernathy Forensics Society is Texas State's competitive speech team. They are a member of the American Forensics Society Individual Events Tournament (AFA-NIET) and travel a local, regional, and national circuit with emphasis on qualification for the NIET. The society is named for Dr. Abernathy, a former departmental chair and long-time supporter.
LBJ DEBATE SOCIETY
INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC DEBATE
British National Debate Team
Texas State Debate Team
Thurs. Oct. 13th, 6:30 PM
Alkek Library Teaching Theater • ALK 250
"This House would restrict the right to
speak freely in the United States."
Department finalists from our public speaking sections competed for the grand championship on Friday, Dec. 2. It was a tough competition and our judges, Dr. Rebekah Fox, Dr. Ann Burnette and our student judge: John Doe has a tough job to determine the most talented speakers of the semester.The winners are (L to R) Will Fox, Dana Dunning, Kaley Kusenberger (Grand Champion) Gabriella Corales and Kuro Tawil.