[eDebate] Reminder--CIDD tour of Britain deadline 11/2

Janas, Michael mjjanas
Mon Oct 29 11:19:16 CDT 2007

The Committee for International Discussion and Debate (CIDD)

of the National Communication Association (NCA)


announces tryouts for


The 2008 tour of the United Kingdom



Approximate tour dates: mid-February to mid-March 2008


Who is eligible: 

Any past or present forensic participant who is under 25 and is a full
time undergraduate in good standing, or who has received an
undergraduate degree but is no older than 25; juniors and seniors are
preferred. We encourage applications from students active in all forms
of forensics, including Lincoln-Douglas debate, team policy debate,
parliamentary debate, and individual events.  Students who apply should
have (or plan to obtain) a valid, current passport.


Students will be evaluated on the basis of their debating skills and
their ability to teach debate basics; their knowledge of political,
social and cultural conditions in the UK, Europe, and the world; and
their ability to represent the United States and American forensics
effectively and professionally. 


How to apply:

If you are interested in trying out for the tour, send by Friday,
November 2, 2007:

1) a letter of interest, explaining your suitability for the tour

2) an official college transcript

3) two letters of recommendation

4) a resume

5) contact information, especially an email address, to:


Michael Janas

Department of Communication Studies

Samford University

800 Lakeshore Drive

Birmingham, AL  35229


If you have questions, please feel free to contact Mike Janas via email
at mjjanas at samford.edu or via telephone at (205) 541-2082.


Finalists will be selected from the applicant pool and invited to attend
tryouts in Washington, DC. Finalists will be notified by email as soon
as possible after November 13th, and will receive an information packet
describing the interview format, interview times, lodging options, and
so on. Transportation and lodging expenses of attending the tryouts are
the responsibility of applicants; CIDD will provide meals during the
interviews and will reimburse up to $200 in travel and lodging expenses.
Two participants will be chosen to represent the United States on an
all-expense-paid tour.




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