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Dairyland Swing, Part II

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The forensics teams at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater are pleased to invite you to the 2017 Dairyland Swing, Saturday and Sunday, December 2nd & 3rd, in Whitewater, Wisconsin.

Please join us on Saturday for the UW-Whitewater Edna Sorber Tournament (Dairyland Swing Part I). This longtime tournament honors the past efforts of Dr. Edna Sorber, the former forensics director at UW-Whitewater who brought the 1967 Pi Kappa Delta National Convention to the Whitewater campus. Then on Sunday, UW-Oshkosh will host the second annual Titan Clash on the UW-Whitewater campus (Dairlyland Swing Part II).

Listed below are additional details including registration deadlines, tournament schedule, etc. We understand your team budget is not unlimited so we appreciate your consideration for attending this swing. We look forward to seeing you in December on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater!


Elliott Fischer, Director of Forensics, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, fischere@uwosh.edu, 608-609-0290 (cell)

Jim Disrude, Director of Forensics, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, DisrudeJL10@uww.edu, 608-780-4637 (cell)



Saturday, December 2nd, 2017. Edna Sorber Tournament hosted by UW-Whitewater at UW-Whitewater’s Hyland Hall
8:00 Registration, Hyland Hall Lobby
8:30 Extemp Draw
9:00 Round 1A (EXT, PERS, DUO, POI, CA, DI)
10:15 Extemp Draw
10:45 Round 2A (EXT, PERS, DUO, POI, CA, DI)
12:30 Round 1B (PRO, INF, IMP, POE, ADS)
1:45 Round 2B (PRO, INF, IMP, POE, ADS)
2:45 Extemp Draw
ASAP Awards, Timmerman Auditorium, Hyland Hall (near the lobby)
Sunday, December 3rd, 2017. Titan Clash Tournament hosted by UW-Oshkosh (same location)
8:00 Registration, Hyland Hall Lobby
8:30 Extemp Draw
9:00 Round 1A (EXT, PERS, DUO, POI, CA, DI)
10:15 Extemp Draw
10:45 Round 2A (EXT, PERS, DUO, POI, CA, DI)
12:30 Round 1B (PRO, INF, IMP, POE, ADS)
1:45 Round 2B (PRO, INF, IMP, POE, ADS)
2:45 Extemp Draw
ASAP Awards, Timmerman Auditorium, Hyland Hall (near the lobby)
Please register separately for each side of the swing using www.speechwire.com. Students may enter up to three events per flight. Students with multiple events in a flight will be responsible for making it to their rounds on time. Students may enter two duos (with different partners) but this will count as two events in a pattern. There are no limits on the number of entries a team can enter in any event, but teams entering large numbers in certain events may anticipate competing against teammates in preliminary rounds. The host schools will not enter their own half of the swing unless an extra team is needed to meet the minimum team requirement for AFA-NIET qualifying standards.
$8/entry. One quality judge covers six slots. There is a $10.00 fee for every uncovered entry. Fees are assessed on Thursday, November 30th, at noon. Additional drop fees include $10/entry drop at registration and $50/dropped judge at registration. On Saturday, make checks payable to “UW-Whitewater Forensics”. On Sunday, make checks payable to “UW-Oshkosh Forensics”
Both days of the swing will be held at Hyland Hall on the UW-Whitewater campus, 809 W. Starin Road, Whitewater, WI 53190. 
Teams can park with no penalty both days at non-metered spots in Lot 7, behind the Visitor's Center (small building with a blue slanted roof), directly across the street from the main entrance of Hyland Hall. 
Printable University campus map: http://www.uww.edu/campus/uwwmap.pdf
Wireless Internet access has been requested for both days and students may use the internet during extemp preparation. 
Recognizing internet access has drastically expanded the pool of information available to extemp speakers, Saturday’s Edna Sorber Tournament will experiment with unconventional topic areas. We understand students will possess very limited background and existing research in these areas, therefore, the questions will be crafted with these factors in mind.
  • Saturday Round 1: Domestic agriculture
  • Saturday Round 2: Domestic conservation
  • Saturday Finals: Professional and Collegiate Athletics, issues off-the-field
Extemp prep will be located in a computer lab so if a student experiences connection problems with their own laptop, access to a hard-wired computer will be available.
  • Sunday’s tournament will return to traditional extemp topic areas and extemp prep moves to a lecture hall with no additional computers available.
The following prompts will be used for Impromptu. 
  • Saturday: Round 1: Traditional quotations. Round 2: Rhetorical Inquiry. Final: Object
  • Sunday: Round 1: Proverbs, Round 2: Ethical Dilemma, Final: Traditional Quotations
Each day, awards will be given to all event finalists, the top three individuals overall, and the top three schools accumulating the greatest number of combined points from all of their preliminary and final rounds combined. Points will be earned as followed:
Final Round: 1st (12 pts), 2nd (10 pts), 3rd (8 pts.), 4th (6 pts), 5th (4 pts), 6th (2 pts), remaining finalists 1 pt. each.
Semifinal Round, if needed: 1 pt. for each non-advancing semifinalist
Preliminary Round: Ranking of 1 (3 pts.), Ranking of 2 (2 pts), Ranking of 3 (1 pt)
Each day, all students are entered into individual sweepstakes regardless of the number of events entered or the categories entered. The top three individual speakers (based on total points earned in preliminary and final rounds combined) will be honored at the awards ceremony. Tiebreakers: 1) Highest total points, 2) Highest number of 1st-place awards in finals, 2nd-place, etc., 3) Highest total of events advancing to finals.
Boxed lunches can be preordered for $7.00 each on both days. If you’d like to pre-order lunches for both days, you MUST place a separate order on Speechwire with each tournament. Please submit your order on Speechwire and orders are due by the same time registration closes: Tuesday, November 15th, 5pm. We’re sorry, but we cannot make additions or subtractions after this date/time. A boxed lunch includes a sandwich, chips, fruit, cookie, and soda. Please pick either Turkey, Roast Beef, or Veggie. No orders can be accepted after the deadline and there will not be extra lunches available for purchase at the tournament. 
There are no restaurants within a brief walking distance, however, several fast food options are within a short driving distance of about one mile (McDonalds, Qdoba, Jimmy Johns, Rocky's, Culvers, Taco Bell, and Subway). A map of nearby restaurants will be included in your welcome material upon arrival. Also, Jimmy John’s will deliver to campus. Jimmy Johns: 262-473-6100.
There are two hotels in Whitewater. Hotel managers have encouraged teams to call and inquire about discounts for larger reservations. Discounts are available based on availability. The two Whitewater hotels are:
Super 8: 917 E. Milwaukee St., 262-472-0400
Baymont Inn: 1355 W. Main St., 262-472-9400
There are additional options nearby in Janesville and Fort Atkinson.


Manager contact information

Elliott Fischer
Email address: fischere@uwosh.edu
Phone number: 608-609-0290

Mailing address

UW-Oshkosh, c/o Elliott Fischer
800 Algoma Blvd.
Oshkosh, WI 54901

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