[eDebate] DEBATE ASSISTANTSHIPS IN LAS VEGAS!!!
Jacob.Thompson at unlv.edu
Wed Jan 28 17:55:22 CST 2009
IT'S NOT TOO LATE? The Department of Communication Studies at UNLV has a
"rolling" deadline for admission to our M.A. program and assistantship
positions. Please consider graduate school and coaching at UNLV. There
are several key selling points associated with our program and school:
1) You can get in on the ground floor of a great new program. Our squad
has the right attitude, work ethic, and will to win. Our students are all
good people, appreciative, and wonderful to work with. Also, we have a
large new scholarship endowment and are attracting some of the best
recruits in America to UNLV. The explicit goal of our squad is to become
a national powerhouse. We are a growing program, and as a coach in this
new program, you have the ability to shape the future of our team.
2) You can get a free M.A. in our top-notch Communication Studies program.
You can concentrate in Rhetoric or Interpersonal Communication. My
expertise is in rhetoric, so I'll go into detail about that portion of the
department (although I can provide information on other aspects of the
department at your request). We have six key faculty in rhetoric alone.
These faculty members include the current editor of the Quarterly Journal
of Speech, a past editor of the Quarterly Journal of Speech, the past
president of NCA, the president of the Rhetoric Society of America, as
well as several bright up-and-coming faculty members who are set to be
rock stars in the discipline.
3) You'd get to go to school in Vegas, baby....
4) Your degree is essentially free AND you'd earn a $10,000 per year
stipend.. The money-making opportunities don't end there. You would also
have the opportunity to:
a) Earn an extra $3000 in the summer semester teaching a brief summer
b) Earn a good deal of extra money working at our summer HS institute
(starting this summer--2009)
c) When traveling with us you get the full meal stipend (often up to $50
per day), whatever you don't spend you get to keep.
d) When traveling with us you get to hire out for any rounds not needed to
cover our commitment.
5) UNLV offers our GAs deeply discounted health insurance
6) You would have the opportunity to gain teaching experience as well as
7) We're a privately funded program, so there is no need to ever worry
about budget cuts or state financial troubles taking our budget.
8) We debate at every major national tournament in America, we travel in
style, we fly most places, we (almost) always stay in the tournament
9) Our team has an unprecedented level of institutional support. The
former dean of our college was a high school debater. The Chair of the
Department of Communication Studies was a coach at Kansas, Iowa State, and
Emporia State University. The entire Department of Communication Studies
(in which our program is "housed") is deeply supportive of our program.
10) Great things are on the immediate horizon for debate in Las Vegas.
Aside from the re-birth of the UNLV debate program, local high school
debate is undergoing an unprecedented expansion. The 2007-8 NFL Nationals
was held here in Las Vegas with the opening ceremonies held right here on
the UNLV campus. We will host NDCA nationals in April 2009 (and
potentially again in the future). There already are 2 TOC bid tournaments
held in the Las Vegas Valley. We're starting a summer high school debate
institute this summer, and in addition, Las Vegas is an integral part of
the Urban Debate League's national expansion plan.
For further information, please feel free to contact me via email or
Jacob Thompson, Ph.D.
Director, Sanford I. Berman Debate Forum
Assistant Professor In Residence
Greenspun College of Urban Affairs
Department of Communication Studies
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
4505 Maryland Parkway Box 45052
Las Vegas, NV 89154-4502
office (702) 895-3474
fax (702) 895-4805
cell (702) 809-9670
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