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The National Forensic Association (NFA) is an academic association dedicated to providing leadership in intercollegiate speech and debate education in the United States.  The NFA sponsors the annual collegiate national championship in Individual Events and Lincoln Douglas Debate during April.  Additionally, the association promotes and publishes the National Forensic Journal, an academic journal emphasizing scholarly work in speech and forensic pedagogy, as well as a selection of programs at the annual National Communication Association convention.

The NFA is committed to expanding and enhancing collegiate educational opportunities in speech communication nationwide.  The association is governed by an Executive Council comprised of elected faculty members from member institutions.

Announcements and Reminders

  • NFA National Council Conference Call Minutes Now Available The 2015-2016 NFA National Council met for their first conference call on June 3.  One of the orders of business was to discuss making the minutes from these meetings available on the NFA website. The council was in agreement and so these and future minutes from National Council Meetings (face to face or conference calls) can be found at: https://sites.google.com/site/nationalforensicsassociation/about-nfa/executive-council/national-council-conference-call-meeting-minutes.  The National Council meets on a conference call for an hour and 1/2 every three weeks and also meets at both NCA and NFA in person.
    Posted by Karen Morris
  • Call for NFA Committee Members The NFA has 8 standing committees which need volunteers.  Committee appointments are for a one year term and are made by the President.  Each standing committee has at least one National Council member as a member, but the majority of the committee is comprised of NFA members. Directors, Assistant Directors, coaches and graduate students are welcome to volunteer and schools will be represented equally across the committees.   The goal is to have the committees staffed by mid-July.  Please send a note to morriskr@uwec.edu  if you would be willing to serve on a committee and if you have a preference by JULY 1st. Individuals will be contacted via email between July 1 and July 15 to confirm the ...
    Posted Jun 18, 2015, 6:31 AM by Karen Morris
  • Vice President of Tournament Administration Appointed The position of Vice President of Tournament Administration was held by Karen Morris (2014 -2017).  After the election in April, Karen has moved into the position of President, thus leaving an opening for an appointment to complete the last 2 years of the now vacant 3 year term.  The duties of the Vice President  of Tournament Administration include working closely with both the President and the Tournament Director and serving as the third member on the National Tournament Committee.  In addition, this Vice President serves as a liaison between the students and the National Committee.  Dr. White has served on the NFA council in the role of Vice President of Professional Relations for 10 years and has been a constant ...
    Posted Jun 18, 2015, 5:58 AM by Karen Morris
  • 2016 NFA Tournament Site Set After Indiana’s Governor Pence signed the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act on March 27, the NFA National Council put out a call for additional bids for the 2016 NFA Championship Tournament.  Having received no additional bids by the deadline, the Council has agreed to go forth with the original plan of Ball State University and NFA Council Member/Director of Forensics, Mary Moore hosting the 2016 NFA.  We are aware of the amendment to the RFRA signed by Governor Pence on April 2nd; the statement put out by Ball State’s President which says, “In the context of the current state and national conversation related to Indiana’s recent legislation, it is important to reaffirm that Ball State University ...
    Posted Jun 18, 2015, 5:56 AM by Karen Morris
  • Last Call for Host Bids for 2016 NFA Championships BIDS ARE STILL BEING CONSIDERED FOR THE 2016 NATIONALS….UNTIL JUNE 1st Send bid consideration and questions to:  morriskr@uwec.edu  
    Posted May 21, 2015, 1:51 PM by Karen Morris
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