Forensics Tournament Swings onto Fairfax Campus This Weekend

Posted: October 3, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Tara Laskowski

The George Mason forensics team will be host to more than 200 students from across the nation this weekend for the second half of the “Virginia is for Lovers” Swing tournament held Sunday, Oct. 5, on the Fairfax Campus. James Madison University will host the first half of the tournament on Saturday.

Schools from Texas, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland, Kentucky, Washington, D.C., and New Jersey will participate in 11 American Forensics Association speech competition events, including impromptu speech, informative speech, and persuasive speech. The competition will begin at approximately 8:30 a.m., and awards will be announced at 7:30 p.m. in Thompson Hall.

“As I start the season with George Mason students, I could not be more excited about the possibilities,” says Peter Pober, the new director of forensics. “They are talented, they are dedicated, and they are determined to bring honor to George Mason this year.”

The George Mason forensics team is the university’s most successful academic team. Since its creation in 1971, it has earned more than 14,000 trophies.

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