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MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY                          SCHOOL of COMMUNICATION, MEDIA & THEATRE ARTS

                Education First                                                                                        emich.edu/CMTA

 

 

January 19, 2019

 

Dear Colleagues:

 

The coaching staff and students of the Eastern Michigan University Forensics Program and the School of Communication, Media and Theatre Arts cordially invite you and your team to attend the 45th Annual Tower Swing Invitational taking place on Saturday, February 2nd, and Sunday, February 3rd, 2019.

Both tournaments will offer all 11 NFA Individual Events. Awards will be given to the top six I.E. finalists and to all elimination round participants if needed. We will also be acknowledging the top novice for each individual event. Finally, we will recognize the top 5 competitors entered in I.E. individual sweepstakes as well as the top three schools in I.E. team sweepstakes.

Please find attached information regarding the projected schedule, entries, as well as options for lodging and food. We are very excited to announce that this year the theme of our tournament will be “Back to the Tower.” We are so excited to see all of you here. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact Timothy Ward by either email tward12@emich.edu or phone 850-556-3091

Entries are due by 5 p.m. EST, Tuesday, January 29th, 2018. We look forward to seeing you in Ypsilanti!

Sincerely,

Patrick Seick                                                    Raymond Quiel

Director of Forensics                                          Director of Debate

 

Nina Brennan                                                       

Assistant Director of Forensics   

 

Timothy Ward

Assistant Director of Forensics

 

 

 

Eastern Michigan University Forensics Team · Department of Communication, Media and Theatre Arts

127 Quirk Building, Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Phone: (734) 487-0320 · Fax: (734) 487-3443

2019 Tower Invitational Schedule (Saturday)

9:00 AM          Extemp Prep

9:30 AM          Round 1 of Flight A (ADS, DUO, EXT, PER, POI, PRO)

10:45 AM        Round 1 of Flight B (RC, DI, IMP, INF, POE)

12:30 PM        Extemp Prep

1:00 PM          Round 2 of Flight A

2:15 PM          Round 2 of Flight B

3:30 PM          Extemp Prep for Finals

4:00 PM          Final Round of Flight A

5:30 PM          Final Round of Flight B

7:00PM           AWARDS CEREMONY

 

Emu Alumni Invitational Schedule (Sunday)

8:15 AM          Extemp Prep

8:30 AM          Round 1 of Flight A (ADS, DUO, EXT, PER, POI, PRO)

9:45 AM          Round 1 of Flight B (RC, DI, IMP, INF, POE)

11:30 AM        Extemp Prep

12:00 PM        Round 2 of Flight A

1:15 PM          Round 2 of Flight B

2:30 PM          Extemp Prep for Finals

3:00 PM          Final Round of Flight A **

4:30 PM          Final Round of Flight B

6:00PM           AWARDS CEREMONY

**We will attempt to collapse finals if possible

Entries:

All entries must be received bv 5:00 p.m. EST, Tuesday, January 30th through

http://www.speechwire.com

 

Any adjustments made to the entry after the deadline but prior to the tournament will be subject to a $10.00 nuisance fee, as well as a $15.00 fee per dropped judge. Any changes at registration will be subject to a $25.00 nuisance fee and $100 per dropped judge.

 

Entry Limitations:

Students may enter three events per pattern in both tournaments. Overall school entry is unlimited. Judges will be instructed to allow double/triple entered contestants to perform first.

 

Patterns:

Tower Invitational and EMU Alumni Invitational Tournaments

A: After Dinner Speaking, Duo Interpretation, Extemporaneous Speaking, Persuasive Speaking, Programmed Oral Interpretation, Prose Interpretation

B: Rhetorical Criticism, Dramatic Interpretation, Impromptu Speaking, Informative Speaking, Poetry Interpretation

 

Judges:

One judge is obligated to cover six I.E. slots. We appreciate every effort to cover your slots.  Additionally, any judge who is an alumnus/alumna of EMU’s Forensics Team will cover eight IE slots instead of six.  Please designate alumni on your entry form.

 

Fees:

$8.00 for each I.E. slot

$10.00 for each uncovered I.E. slot

$10.00 per drop prior to registration/$15.00 per dropped judge

$25.00 per dropped slot at registration

$100.00 per dropped judge at registration

Scoring:

IE: Final team sweepstakes placement will be based on team points accumulated according to the table below.  Each school's top three speakers in each event will be used for tabulating prelims sweepstakes. Half of the total prelim points will be added to points based on finals placement. Team sweepstakes will recognize the top three IE programs. Individual sweepstakes awards will be given to the top five students entered in at least five individual events.

 

Placing

Prelims – IE

Finals – IE

1st

3 pts

12 pts

2nd

2 pts

10 pts

3rd

1 pt

8 pts

4th

 

6 pts

5th

 

4 pts

6th

 

2 pts

 

 

Event descriptions:

Event descriptions for all eleven NFA events can be found at www.nationalforensics.org.

 

Limited Preparation Events:

Impromptu Speaking

In the spirit of topic areas for the 2019 NFA, we may include prompts other than traditional quotations.

Extemporaneous Speaking

Free WIFI will be available through the universities guest login system. It will issue a temporary access. It does take a few minutes to set up an account so please factor this in when preparing for the event. Additionally, while we are confident that this service will be available, we cannot guarantee it.

***Unlike other event rules, minimum and maximum time limits provided for ALL events are enforced at the discretion of the individual judge rather than the association***

Directions: Quirk Hall, Ypsilanti, MI 48197

           

If you're on US-23, take exit 37A Washtenaw Avenue East. Continue on Washtenaw, and take a left onto Hewitt (there should be a Walgreen's on the corner).  You should pass the football stadium on your right.  Take a right onto Huron River Drive.  Stay on Huron River, it will take you past a McDonald's and the North Campus Lots and will take a right curve and turn into a one-way street. Stay in the right-hand lane, and take a right at the light onto Jarvis.  The Alexander Pay Lot will be on your left.  Quirk is the building on the left with the circle drive.

If you're on 1-94, take exit 183, Huron River Drive (There should be signs indicating it as the EMU exit).  Go north on Huron River Drive, and continue past Cross Street (Michigan Firehouse Museum) and past Forest Ave. Just after you pass Forest make the first left turn onto Jarvis. If you get to the gas station Kampus Korner than you have gone too far. Turn onto Jarvis and go through the light at Lowell St. to get onto campus. Your first left will be the Alexander Pay Lot. This is the best place to park and Quirk Hall and Pray Harold are the building right next to the Alexander Music Building. Quirk Hall is the building with the circle drive.

Parking:

This year the university has made a significant shift in its parking policy. The university has privatized parking on campus. Thus, while in the past parking was open on the weekends, this year the only options for parking are in the designated pay lots. The closest is the Alexander Pay Lot located right next to the Alexander Music Building. The daily max rate is $12.00. Please also find the ParkEMU website where you will find more information https://www.parkemu.com/visitors/parking-rates/. If you have further questions or concerns please feel free to contact Timothy Ward.

 

Emergency Contact:

 

Timothy Ward

850-556-3091

Tward12@emich.edu

 

Possible Lodging Options

 

3.2 miles from campus: Ann Arbor Regent Hotel and Suites, 2455 Carpenter Rd. Ann Arbor, MI, 48108; 734.973.6100.

 

3.3 miles from campus: Days Inn, 2380 Carpenter Rd, Ann Arbor, MI, 48108; 734.971.0700.

 

3.4 miles from campus: Comfort Inn, 2455 Carpenter Rd, Ann Arbor, MI, 48108; 734.973.6100.

 

8.9 miles from campus: American Best Value Inn Suites, 3505 S. State St., Ann Arbor, MI, 48108; 734.665.3500.

 

8.9 miles from campus: Residence Inn, 800 Victors Way, Ann Arbor, MI, 48108; 734.996.5666.

 

9.1 miles from campus: Holiday Inn Express, 600 Hilton Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI, 48108; 734.761.2929.

 

9.1 miles from campus: Marriot Courtyard, 3205 Boardwalk Dr., Ann Arbor, MI, 48108; 734.995.5900.

 

9.4 miles from campus: Motel 6, 3764 S. State St., Ann Arbor, MI, 48108; 734.665.9900.

 

9.8 miles from campus: Red Roof Inn, 45501 N. I-94 Service Drive, Belleville, MI, 48111;

734.697.2244

10.1 miles from campus: Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 46194 N. I-94 Service Drive, Belleville, MI, 48111: 734.857.6200.

 

10.2 miles from campus: Hampton Inn, 46280 N. I-94 Service Drive, Belleville, MI, 48111; 734.669.2424

Food Options both on and off campus

 

Cross St.

Tower Inn Café

701 W Cross St,

Ypsilanti, MI 48197

734.487.4000

Hours Fri 11am-2am

            Sat 11am-2am

            Sun 10am-2am

 

The Wurst Bar

701 W Cross St,

Ypsilanti, MI 48197

734.485.6720

Hours Fri 11:30am-2am

            Sat 11:30am-2am

            Sun 12pm-12am

 

Got Burger!

301 W Cross St,

Ypsilanti, MI 48197

734.219.7240

Hours Fri 10am-3am

            Sat 10am-3am

            Sun CLOSED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carpenter Drive

Bob Evans

2411 Carpenter Rd,

Ann Arbor, MI 48108

734.971.2220

Hours Fri 6:30am-9pm

            Sat 6:30am-9pm

            Sun 7am-9pm

Red Robin

3797 Carpenter Rd,

Ypsilanti, MI 48197

734.794.2000

Hours Fri 11am-11pm

            Sat 11am-11pm

            Sun 11am-10pm

 

Applebee’s Grill & Bar

3819 Carpenter Rd,

Ypsilanti, MI 48197

734.973.7440

Hours Fri 11am-1am

            Sat 11am-1am

            Sun 11am-12am

 

 

Downtown

Red Rock Downtown Barbecue

207 W. Michigan Ave,

Ypsilanti, MI 48197

734.340.2381

Hours  Fri 11am-11pm

            Sat 11am-11pm

            Sun 12pm-9pm

Beezy’s

20 N. Washington St,

Ypsilanti, MI 48197

734.485.9625

Hours. Fri 7am-4pm

            Sat 7am-4pm

            Sun 9am-4pm

GO! Ice Cream

10 N. Washington St,

Ypsilanti, MI 48197

734.219.7484

Hours Fri   12pm-9pm

            Sat  12pm-9pm

            Sun 12pm-9pm

Bona Sera

200 W. Michigan Ave,

Ypsilanti, MI 48197

734.340.6335

Hours Fri.  11am-3pm, 5pm-10pm

            Sat  10am-3pm, 5pm-10pm

            Sun 10am-3pm

 

 

 

Depot Town

Sidetrack Bar & Grill

56 E Cross St,

Ypsilanti, MI 48198

734.487.1035

Hours 11am-2am

Aubree’s Pizzeria & Grill

39 E. Cross St,

Ypsilanti, MI 48198

734.483.1870

Hours 11am-2am

MAIZ Mexican Cantina

36 E. Cross St,

Ypsilanti, MI 48198

734.340.6010

Hours  Fri 11am-1am

            Sat 11am-12am

            Sun 12am-10am

Ollie Food & Spirits

42 E. Cross St,

Ypsilanti, MI 48198

734.482.8050

Hours Fri  11am-12am

            Sat  8am-12am

            Sun 8am-12am

Cultivate Coffee & Tap House

307 N. River St, Ypsilanti, MI 48198

734.249.8993

Hours  Fri 8am-12am

            Sat  8am-12am

            Sun 9am-10pm

 

 

 

 

Student Union Food Court

Sona Latin Cantina

734.487.3838

Hours Sat 11am-4pm

           Sun 3pm-9pm

 

Lobby Shop

734.487.2328

Hours Sat 9am-9pm

          Sun 12pm-9pm

 

Starbucks

734.487.9612

Hours Sat 9am-10pm

          Sun 12pm-10pm

 

IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A SPECIFIC RESTAURANT, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO E-MAIL US BEFORE THE TOURNAMENT OR ASK ANY TEAM MEMBER DURING THE TOURNAMENT.

 

Miscellaneous & Fun

Walgreens Pharmacy

2170 Washtenaw Ave,

Ypsilanti, MI 48197

734.485.3899

 

CVS

2151 Washtenaw Ave,

Ypsilanti, MI 48197

734.483.8900

 

Meijer

3825 Carpenter Rd,

Ypsilanti, MI 48197

734.973.1200

 

Kroger

2010 Whittaker Rd,

Ypsilanti, MI 48197

734.547.1790

 

Wal-Mart

2515 Ellsworth Rd,

Ypsilanti, MI 48197

734.434.5620

 

Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Museum

100 E Cross St, Ypsilanti, MI 48198

734.482.5200

 

Michigan Firehouse Museum

110 W Cross St,

Ypsilanti, MI 48197

734.547.0663

 

The Rocket Gifts, Toys and Candy

122 W Michigan Ave,

Ypsilanti, MI 48197

734.483.2291

 

Brick & Mortar Modern General Store

21 E Cross St,

Ypsilanti, MI 48198

734.340.2343

 

Rave Cinemas Ann Arbor 20 + IMAX

4100 Carpenter Rd,

Ann Arbor, MI 48197

 

 

 

 

 

Manager contact information

Patrick Seick
Email address: pseick@emich.edu
Phone number: 8123065427

Mailing address

127 Quirk
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

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