York College launches competitive speech team for fall 2012

Shannon Leinen
Assistant Professor of Communication and Forensics

York College recently announced the formation of a competitive speech team for the fall 2012 semester. The team will travel to meets in Nebraska, Kansas and Iowa, participating in events such as extemporaneous speaking, program oral interpretation, poetry/drama interpretation, communication analysis, after-dinner speaking, impromptu speaking, prose interpretation, informative speaking, duo interpretation, and oratory.

There are scholarships available for new students who make the team, regardless of major.

Shannon Leinen, assistant professor of communication and forensics, will coach the team. “My goal is to develop the individuals who are a part of the team into accomplished and competitive speakers.  The great thing about competitive speech is there is a lot of diversity in events.  Students interested can choose to mix and match theatrical, professional, and presentational skills,” says Leinen.

For more information, contact Leinen at sleinen@york.edu or (402) 366-3805.

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