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IU Northwest students to address social, cultural topics at April 21 speech forum

Forum serves as learning platform for public-speaking students


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Emily Banas
Office of Marketing and Communications

Erika Rose
Office of Marketing and Communications

The campus community and greater Northwest Indiana community are invited to hear original speeches on social and cultural issues from Indiana University Northwest students at the upcoming Spring Speech Forum held on campus Saturday, April 21 from 10 a.m. until noon in Raintree Hall, room 102.

Each semester, IU Northwest students enrolled in public-speaking classes compete by delivering speeches on a wide variety of cultural and social issues. The 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.

To learn more about the event sponsor, the IU Northwest Department of Communication, go to For more information, contact Lecturer Alicia Wright at (219) 980-6595 or