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CSU-Pueblo hosts Rocky Mountain Cooperative forensics camp

Release Date: June 25, 2015

Cora Zaletel

Executive Director, External Affairs

Colorado State University-Pueblo

(719) 549-2810

CSU-Pueblo hosts Rocky Mountain Cooperative forensics camp

PUEBLO - Students from universities across the country will gather July 7-13 at Colorado State University-Pueblo to facilitate the growth and awareness of debate in the region and support the University's forensics program as part of the Rocky Mountain Cooperative (RMC).

Forensics Director Kathryn Starkey was approached early in the year by coaches in the debate community about hosting a summer camp to promote debate and provide an opportunity for students across the country to hone their parliamentary debate skills with experience levels ranging from first-year novice students to college seniors with several years of competition under their belts.

CSU-Pueblo recently revived its forensics program and is located in an area central to many schools in the region. Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, the University hosted a summer forensics workshop for high school and college students.

"Now that the team is back on campus, we are happy once again to offer a college debate camp," said Starkey. "Our goal is to make the RMC an annual event to help provide an affordable and educational experience for students around the region and to reinvigorate the high school camp that reigned on this campus for years."

Participating students will attend more than a dozen lectures ranging from how to write a debate case to topic specific lectures on domestic and international issues and then participate in several practice debates to reinforce the topics learned in the daily lectures. All camp participants will compete in a round-robin style tournament from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 12 in the Psychology Building. The public is invited to attend this event. .

Registered attendees include students from Texas Tech University, University of Texas at Tyler, Casper College, Eastern Wyoming College, Colorado Christian University, Northwest College, CU Boulder, as well as the host CSU-Pueblo team. Coaches attending hail from Texas Tech, CSU-Pueblo, University of Montana, CU-Boulder, Stanford University, and Colorado College.

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