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IU Northwest students to address social, cultural topics at Dec. 1 speech forum

Forum serves as learning platform for public-speaking students

Thursday Oct 25, 2012

Hear original speeches on social and cultural issues from Indiana University Northwest students at the upcoming Fall Speech Forum held on campus Saturday, Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. until noon in Raintree Hall, room 102.

Each semester, IU Northwest students enrolled in public-speaking classes compete by delivering speeches on a wide variety of cultural and social issues. The student speakers are responsible for selecting their own topic based on personal interests. Speeches must be five to seven minutes in length or risk disqualification.

A panel of judges chosen from the university and the community score the speeches and the top three students receive plaques. A reception with refreshments will follow the presentations.

Raintree Hall is centrally located at Gary campus, accessible from the parking lot at 33rd Avenue and Broadway in Gary, one half-mile south of I-80/94. 

To learn more about the event sponsor, the IU Northwest Department of Communication, go to For more information, contact Lecturer Alicia Wright at (219) 980-6595 or

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As one of seven Indiana University campuses, IU Northwest leads the region as the premier, urban campus dedicated to serving the needs of more than 6,000 students from the state’s most diverse and industrialized region. Committed to helping its local Northwest Indiana communities thrive, IU Northwest is best-known for providing a personal, quality and affordable education close to home.  IU Northwest positions its students to be leaders with more than 70 undergraduate, graduate and pre-professional degree options available from the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Health and Human Services, the School of Business and Economics, and the School of Education. The campus is also host to IU School of Medicine-Northwest, which actively involves students in research and local healthcare needs through its four-year medical doctorate program. For more information, please visit

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