Wednesday, September 9, 2009

The Forensics coaching staff was hit with the flu this week! It's not easy to satisfy the needs of hard-working students when no coaches are available to help. Thankfully, we all recovered and practice was at full throttle tonight. I'm thrilled to share that we finished another speech!

We're now looking forward to the annual swing we host with Doane College, which will be held at UNO October 31st and November 1st. Any fun Halloween themes you'd like to see for trophies? While you ponder that, don't forget about our Mary Kay fundraiser on Saturday, September 12th. Remember that you can always purchase products online and the proceeds will still be donated to our program. To do so, visit the link below and then click "Contact Me" at the top of the page. This will allow you to email Betty Hatfield, our party consultant, to place your order. Just be sure to tell her that your order is part of the UNO Forensics fundraiser! Enjoy shopping!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Mary Kay Party With a Purpose - To Support the UNO Speech Team!

Now, I know we just did a fundraiser, but not everybody loves baked goods and snack food as much as they like Mary Kay products!!! With this in mind, you are invited to A Mary Kay Party With A Purpose!

On Saturday, September 12 from 2-6 pm at 914 S 37th St Omaha, NE 68105, the team will be hosting a fun get-together with the chance to pick up some Mary Kay goodies you can't find in the stores! 100% of the profits go to support UNO Forensics and our bid to pay for our national tournament. The team travels most weekends from October through April, so our time to start really rolling in donations to pay for nationals is running out. Come and support the team and snag some stuff for yourself while you're at it! Anyone is welcome, but if you wouldn't mind shooting a quick RSVP to, it would be greatly appreciated. Hope to see you there.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Weekend Workshop

On Saturday, August 29th we had another workshop on campus. This was our first chance to get a good look at this year's team in action. We are discovering a bit of a demographics issue.

That some of us may have a problem with.

On a positive note, it's always fun when school starts and the team is together again. We've spent the summer talking about a lot of social, political and cultural issues that our students are energized about. It's so much fun to watch the light bulb go off as they discover new passions and develop their own "voice." We've got interpers watching persuasion and extempers watching poetry! Oh, and you'll all be pleased to know that we only had one event go over 13 minutes!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Update: Smells like success!

Just a quick update from the bake sale! Dr. Jeremy Lipschultz snapped this pic of the gang in action slinging brownies and cookies. If you didn't get a chance to stop by and say hi or make a donation, we've anchored a link on this blog to the foundation Web site, where you can make a gift at any time. As for actually chatting with us, you'll see us around campus at different events all year long.