BU Forensics Team

This campaign ends on March 15 at 11:59PM EDT

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The Bloomsburg University Forensics (Speech and Debate) Team is competing in several Collegiate Forensic Association (CFA) tournaments this year. Students typically compete in public speaking, interpretation of literature, limited preparation, and/or two types of debate-style events.  

The BU Forensics Team is the largest and most successful team in CFA so far this year, having fielded about 16 students at each of our three CFA tournaments of the Fall semester, winning two 1st Place Sweepstakes Awards and one 2nd Place Sweepstakes Award at these events.  

Unfortunately, our CGA budget and fundraising efforts have not been able to keep up with our various team costs. We have set a goal of $3,000 to cover the expenses for the CFA Winter Tournament in Clearwater Beach, Florida and the March tournament in Ocean City, Maryland. This is a large goal, but every cent is necessary for providing the best possible experience for the forensics students here at BU.

MAKE A GIFT TODAY TO SUPPORT THE BU FORENSICS TEAM

BU's Speech and Debate Team provides students of all majors with opportunities to develop effective communication and debate skills while competing in intercollegiate speech and debate tournaments.  Most of the students on the team are enrolled in the Forensics Practicum course where they can earn one credit per semester for participation on the team.  Other students join because of their love for speech and debate.

According to a recent Forbes article, the ability to persuade is the most important skill employers are looking for from employees.  The ability to communicate effectively is key to being successful in students’ future employment.  There is no doubt that employers will find graduating forensics students to be a much more attractive because of their experience communicating with others, critical thinking skills, and their research and organizational experience with speech and debate. Students have used their speech and debate backgrounds as valuable experiences for law school, graduate school, and for employment after graduation.


LEGAL STUFF: Gifts made through TakeActionBU.org are tax-deductible as allowed by law. All donations made through this project will be used to support the Forensics Team at Bloomsburg University of PA. The Bloomsburg University Foundation, Inc. is registered as a 501(c)(3) organization and is eligible to solicit charitable contributions in all states requiring registration. A full list of state disclosures is available online. Registration does not imply endorsement.

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