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Dairyland Swing, Part I

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The forensics teams at Moraine Valley College and the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater are pleased to invite you to the 2018 Dairyland Swing, Saturday and Sunday, December 1st – 2nd, in Whitewater, Wisconsin.


Please join us on Saturday for the UW-Whitewater Edna Sorber Tournament. 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, Moraine Valley will host the inaugural Walter Fronczek Tournament on the UW-Whitewater campus. This tournament honors the current Dean of Liberal Arts at Moraine Valley College who is a long time advocate for forensics.


Enclosed in this invitation 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!




John Nash, Director of Forensics, Moraine Valley Community College

John: nash@morainevalley.edu, 773-318-2460 (cell), 708-974-5556 (office)

Amanda Pettigrew: pettigrewa2@morainevalley.edu 630-453-8248 (cell)

Krista Appelquist: appelquist@morainevalley.edu 708-974-5222 (office)

Jeff Rieck: jeffrey.rieck@gmail.com 630-802-2658 (cell)


Kevin Hill & Brian Schanen, Co-Directors of Forensics, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Kevin: HillKA28@uww.edu, 630-624-6740 (cell)

Brian: SchanenBH13@uww.edu, 262-689-2335 (cell)





Saturday, December 1st, 2018. 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 2nd, 2018. Walter Fronczek Tournament hosted by Moraine Valley (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 by following this link: http://www.speechwire.com/p-calendar.php 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 29th, 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 “John Nash.”


Both days of the swing will be held at Hyland Hall, 809 W. Starin Road, Whitewater, WI 53190.



Teams can park with no penalty both days at non-metered spots in Lot 14, behind the Upham Hall, next door to Hyland Hall.

On Saturday December 1, lot 7 will be closed due to a football game on campus.

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 may possess limited background and existing research in these areas, therefore, the questions will be crafted with these factors in mind.


Round 1: E-commerce 

Round 2: LGBTQ+ and Gender

Final: Justice/Courts

Extemp prep will be located in a computer lab on Saturday 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: Single words. Final: Object

Sunday: Round 1: Single words, Round 2: Object, 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 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



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 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 27th, 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

Kevin Hill
Email address: hillka28@uww.edu
Phone number: 630-624-6740

Mailing address

UW-Whitewater, c/o Kevin Hill
Andersen Library 1002, 141 Wyman Mall, Whitewater, WI 53190
Whitewater, WI 53190

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