Student debate team wins first debate of the semester
Oct 10, 2008 1:55 PM | Print
In their first tournament of the fall 2008 semester, the Wichita State debate team recorded a first-place finish.
The debate was held in September at the University of Northern Iowa.
WSU's top team of Matt Coleman and Eric Robinson won the Open division.
They were undefeated (8-0) in the preliminary debate and won every ballot in the elimination rounds, beating the University of Kansas, the University of Minnesota and Concordia College throughout the entire competition.
The topic was the reform of agricultural subsidies in the United States.
Out of nearly 50 people, Coleman was named the top speaker of the weekend, and Robinson placed sixth.
Patrick Rinker and Brian Box qualified for the elimination rounds with a 5-3 preliminary record.
The team beat Concordia College in the round of 16 and lost to the University of Texas-San Antonio in the quarterfinals.
First-year debaters Matt Munday and Creighton Coleman also competed in the Open division, earning three wins at their first college tournament.
Report shows Wichita State grads doing well
WSU students help the homeless
WSU students work on campus construction projects
WSU School of Nursing offers RN-BSN program
Historic bookcase returns to Wichita State
WSU professors seek input on study
Elliott School honors outstanding alums
WSU's Sigma Xi wins Chapter Award
Linwood Sexton Scholarship award winner
Wichita State physical education educator honored
New partner for WSU's tech cluster
KSBDC and PTAC offer free seminar
Russell named director for new center
WSU Nerd Union hosts LARP event
More K-12 schools teach engineering
Psychology professor, Children's Champion
Kansas Senate, House OK $2M for innovation campus
Virgin America still No. 1 airline
'Forty Years/Forty Stories' at WSU museum
February/March 2014 Academe at Wichita State
See a virtual walk-through of Shocker Hall
Wichita high schoolers win WSU Jabara Scholarships