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Dairyland Swing Part II

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The forensics teams at Moraine Valley College and the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater are pleased to invite you to the 2019 Dairyland Swing, Saturday and Sunday, December 7th – 8th, 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 Dr. Walter J. 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 7th, 2019. 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, PRO)
10:15 Extemp Draw
10:30 Round 2A (EXT, PERS, DUO, POI, CA, PRO)


12:30 Round 1B (DI, INF, IMP, POE, ADS)
1:45 Round 2B (DI, INF, IMP, POE, ADS)
2:45 Extemp Draw

ASAP Awards, Timmerman Auditorium, Hyland Hall (near the lobby)


Sunday, December 8th, 2019. 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, PRO)
10:15 Extemp Draw
10:30 Round 2A (EXT, PERS, DUO, POI, CA, PRO)


12:30 Round 1B (DI, INF, IMP, POE, ADS)
1:45 Round 2B (DI, 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, December 5th, 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 7, behind the Visitor's Center (small building with a blue slanted roof), directly across the street from the main entrance of Hyland Hall. Google Maps recognizes both Lot 7 and 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 may possess limited background and existing research in these areas, therefore, the questions will be crafted with these factors in mind.

Round 1: United States health and healthcare

Round 2: Technology 

Final: Environment & green energy 


Sunday’s tournament will return to traditional extemp topic areas.

Round 1: Economic

Round 2: Foreign 

Final: Domestic 


Extemp prep will be located in a computer lab on both days so if a student experiences connection problems with their laptop or does not own one, access to a hard-wired computer will be available.



The following prompts will be used for Impromptu. 

Saturday: Round 1: Traditional quotations. Round 2: Motivational posters. 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 five individuals overall, and the top five 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. Semifinals will be held in events with greater than 60 entries (this amount may vary based on tournament director’s discretion).



Each day, all students are entered into individual sweepstakes regardless of the number of events entered or the categories entered. The top five 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.



If teams are tied after calculating total team points, team tie-breakers will run as follows: 1) Highest total points, 2) Number of firsts in finals, 3) number of finals



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

John Nash
Email address: nash@morainevalley.edu
Phone number: 773-318-2460

Mailing address

Moraine Valley College, c/o John Nash
9000 W College Parkway B240
Palos Hills, IL 60465

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