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April 15: Forensics Showcase

Event will feature students who will be competing at national tournament.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office, 4-3-2013

Mankato, Minn. – Several Maverick Forensics participants will demonstrate their speaking abilities for the public in an Individual Events Showcase event from 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. on Monday, April 15 in the Minnesota State University, Mankato Centennial Student Union’s Ostrander Auditorium.

The Individual Events Showcase, free and open to the public, will feature forensic program participants who have qualified to attend the National Forensic Association National Championship Tournament held at Marshall University in Huntington, W. Va., from April 18-22.

Seventeen Minnesota State Mankato students are entered in 65 events at the national championship tournament. Students had to qualify in at least three events to attend the national tournaments.

Students competing at the national tournament include Minnesota State Mankato seniors Ryan Zahn, Nicole Hudak and Lillian Lamoreux; juniors Paige Russell, Margaret Pence and Rebekah Buege; sophomores Cade Shelton, Nathan Pasmore, Caitlin Frymet, Erika Gustafson, Zach Aufenthie, Alex Cutschall, Sarah Cain; and first-year students Brady Taylor, Taylor Besse, Tanner Sunderman and Jordan Carrillo.

Prior to that, six team members (Zahn, Pence, Buege, Shelton, Pasmore and Sunderman) will compete in 22 events at the American Forensic Association – National Individual Events Tournament Friday through Monday at Hutchinson Community College in Hutchinson, Kan.

For more information, please contact Leah White, associate professor and director of forensics, by phone at 507-389-5534 or by email at

Maverick Forensics is housed in Minnesota State Mankato’s College of Arts and Humanities’ Department of Communication Studies and serves students from all disciplines of the university. Forensics students learn about the process of human communication through actively engaging in public address, oral interpretation and debate competition with colleges and universities from across the nation.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,413 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 31 state institutions.

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