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Alumni Newsletter – March 2016
A publication of the National Speech & Debate Association
Dear Alum,

This month, you can help us celebrate World Speech Day on March 15! We also invite you to help us judge an online oratory contest, earn recognition with Pi Kappa Delta, and check out the latest Rostrum magazine. Get started below!

Alumni Video Showcase » Help us celebrate World Speech Day and be a part of our short video series about former speech and debate competitors who attribute some portion of their success to the activity. Please consider submitting an informal, 30- to 60-second video shot on your phone or computer that explains how your speech and debate experience helped you get where you are today! Send your video to along with your name and title by March 10.

olunteer Opportunity! » Volunteer to be a judge for the 2016 Student Free Speech Online Oratory Competition. From the comfort of your couch, in about two hours total of your time, you can watch and judge submissions for this online contest! If you're interested, email to sign up.
Earn College Recognition » As a lifetime member of the National Speech & Debate Association, you also receive free membership in Pi Kappa Delta (PKD), the national honorary for collegiate speech and debate! If you currently attend a college/university and participate in speech and debate activities (or would like to begin a program), please fill out this application for PKD membership. Want to learn more about PKD? Visit our website at or email

Rostrum Online »
Check out the Winter issue of Rostrum magazine! This edition highlights World Speech Day and other ways you can get involved. We also offer your first sneak peek at #Nats16, introduce Evidence-Based Argumentation (EBATM), interview Pennsylvania alum Robert Ickes, and much more!

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