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IU Northwest students to address social and cultural topics at April 16 speech forum

Forum serves as learning platform for public speaking students


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Hear original speeches on social and cultural issues from Indiana University Northwest students at the upcoming Spring Speech Forum held on campus Saturday, April 16 from 10 a.m. until noon in Raintree Hall (102).

Each semester, IU Northwest students enrolled in public speaking classes compete by delivering speeches on a wide variety of subjects. Though the topics for this year’s forum have not been determined, previous speeches have examined such timely issues as voting rights, generational learning differences between digital natives and Generation Xers, the legalization of marijuana, drug trafficking and more.

The nine student speakers are responsible for selecting their own topic based on personal interests. Speeches must be five to seven minutes in length or risk disqualification.

A panel of judges chosen from the university and the community score the speeches and the top three students receive plaques. A reception with refreshments will follow the presentations.

The campus and greater Northwest Indiana community are invited to attend the Spring Speech Forum. Raintree Hall is centrally located on campus, just south of the main campus parking lot along 33rd Avenue.

To learn more about the event sponsor, the IU Northwest Department of Communication, go to .