Forensic debate focuses on the skill and art form of oral communication. With forensic debate, students thoroughly research, practice and deliver speeches, debates, interpretations or dramatizations of literature.
HU has a rich history of debate on its campus. As far back as 1931, HU was home to the Dunbar and Douglass Literary and Debating Societies. According to the 1931 senior class yearbook, both clubs aimed to cultivate an intelligent interest in current events and to stimulate interest in forensics.
Over recent years, forensic debate fell dormant at HU. However, last year it was re-established under the Department of Fine and Performing Arts, with assistant professor Sarah Brady as advisor. The team consists of approximately six to eight consistent members.
As new trends arise in the business world, HU students are adapting with new methods of learning. This semester students from four different classes have been introduced to a different method of applying what they learn in the classroom to the real world.
Students in Organizational Behavior and Business Research initiated the first Research Symposium held by the School of Business. Meanwhile, two Advertising Management classes took their classroom education and applied it to a real-life advertising campaign. All three classes learned material in the classroom that they were able to share with their fellow classmates and outside organizations.
Since 2003, Dr. Kanata Jackson's Organizational Research course has created the "Collegiate Journal of Organizational Behavior." The journal includes individual papers from each of her students.Read more ...