Speech communications instructor Rob Ruiz was recently named director of forensics at the University of La Verne.
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The University of La Verne debate team is elated by its recent victory at the United States Universities National Championships where team La Verne MT ranked fifth out of the 192 teams.
The debate team will part ways for the weekend as its members attend debate tournaments in New York and Oregon in order to prepare for the national championships.
There is no better feeling than watching the blossoming flower of a band grow into something as unique as the Wonder Years.
Ranking 19th among more than 300 schools at the World Universities Debate Championship in Turkey last month, the University of La Verne debate team has proved to itself and to the University that hard work and dedication pays off.
The Hot Spots series continued Thursday as the University of La Verne debate team took on the issue of whether amnesty should be given to immigrants who live in the United States and have not passed the citizenship exam.
Spring break is usually reserved for vacation, but instead of beach umbrellas and surf boards, the University of La Verne debate team competed in the 2009 United States Universities National Debating Championships.
Consistency and discipline were key, as members of the University of La Verne’s debate team advanced for the second year in a row to the Final Round at the United States National Championships, held this year in Portland, Ore.
Ian Lising, University of La Verne debate coach and assistant professor of speech and debate, was awarded the World Debate Council Order of Distinction at the 2008 World Debate Championship in Thailand on Jan. 1.
For several years now the top two teams on ULV’s varsity debate team have been attending the Oxford IV in Oxford, England.