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MAFL #6 at Northern Illinois University

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Hello MAFL Friends!

I hope you will join us for MAFL #5 and MAFL #6 hosted on the Northern Illinois University campus on Saturday, January 25, and Sunday, January 26, 2020. Many thanks in advance to Judy Santacaterina, Matt DuPuis, and NIU Forensics for their hospitality.

Special Note for MAFL 5&6: We are now accepting hosting bids for the 2020-21 MAFL season. These must be submitted to lisaroth@uwm.edu by Sunday, January 26th. You can find details about hosting requirements on the MAFL website: www.mafl.info. 

The Mid-America Forensic League is committed to inclusiveness and welcomes students and coaches from all identities and social roles. In light of ongoing harassment and discrimination, MAFL stands in solidarity with and will continue to offer a safe, educational space for our most vulnerable members. In this spirit, if you (students, coaches, or judges) encounter any issues that impede your ability to be mentally and physically well at the tournament, please seek out the MAFL Wellness Advocate. The MAFL Vice President, Megan Koch, is serving as the 2019-2020 MAFL Wellness Advocate.

Entries: Each school may enter 6 students per event. Each student may enter up to 4 events. Because of the 1 hour and 15-minute time limit for each round, it is strongly recommended that students are only double-entered and not triple-entered in a pattern. It is the responsibility of the student to make it to their rounds on time. Judges cannot wait past the time allotted for the round. Students may not enter all 4 events in one pattern.

*Entries are due Tuesday, January 21 by 5:00 pm CDT. After this point, no new entries will be accepted, however, changes and drops may be made on the SpeechWire website until Wednesday, January 22 at 12:00 pm.*

Fees: Please remember that at the first MAFL you attend, you will be required to submit your yearly membership dues of $300.00. This payment entitles your school to attend all of the remaining 2019-2020 MAFLs. A non-member school may attend 1 MAFL weekend per season without paying membership dues, but instead, pay $8 per entered slot and uncovered judge fees.


Beyond your one-time membership dues, the only fees you will pay at each tournament are for uncovered or dropped slots. Each full-time judge covers 6 slots, and uncovered slots are $10 each. If you bring more than 20 uncovered slots, the fee will be increased to $20 for each slot beyond 20.

*All fees will be assessed on Wednesday, January 22nd at 12:00 pm. After this point there will be a $10 charge for each dropped slot.*

Please do not hesitate to contact me (lisaroth@uwm.edu) if you have any questions about MAFL tournaments or using SpeechWire. Visit our website www.mafl.info if you want more information about MAFL. 


Lisa Roth
MAFL Tournament Director



MAFL #6 TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE - Sunday, January 26 at Northern Illinois University




Registration/Breakfast – Watson Hall 237


Extemp Draw – Dusable 176


Round 1A – Ext, Pers, Duo, ADS, Poe, POI


Extemp Draw


Round 2A


Round 2A - Ext


Lunch Break 


Round 1B – Imp, Pro, Info, CA, DI


Round 2B


Extemp Draw


Finals A & B (If Possible)


Finals A - Ext


Awards – Location TBA


Title IX Office: https://www.niu.edu/ethics-compliance/title-ix/index.shtml  

Student Code of Conduct: https://www.niu.edu/conduct/student-code-of-conduct/index.shtml

All Gender Restrooms: https://www.niu.edu/gsrc/gender-sexuality/trans.shtml (The closest are in Cole and Reavis Halls)

Smoking/Vaping Policy: https://www.niu.edu/smokefree/index.shtm  

Local Counseling Services: https://www.niu.edu/counseling/services-offered/index.shtml 

DACA Resources: https://www.niu.edu/undocumented/resources/daca.shtml

Campus Emergency Evacuation: https://www.niu.edu/publicsafety/_pdf/Emergency-Response-Guide.pdf

Wi-Fi login: NIU Guest (no password)


Red Roof Inn & Suites DeKalb

1212 W. Lincoln Hwy.

DeKalb, IL 60115

(815) 758-8661


Super 8 DeKalb

800 Fairview Dr.

DeKalb, IL 60115

(815) 748-4688


Baymont Inn and Suites DeKalb

21314 Lincoln Hwy.

DeKalb, IL 60115

(815) 748-7100



Campus Maphttp://www.niu.edu/parking/_pdf/x_parking_map.pdf

GPS-able Address: Carroll Avenue, DeKalb, IL 
Parking Advice: Parking is free on Saturday and Sunday; park anywhere on campus except in "Reserved Spots."

Options within walking distance on W. Lincoln Hwy:

  • The Huddle: (815) 758-8899
  • Potbelly: (815) 756-1658
  • Chipotle: (815) 756-3715


Options for delivery: 

  • Jimmy John's: (815) 756-6004


Manager contact information

Lisa Roth
Email address: lisaroth@uwm.edu
Phone number: 309-264-0933

Mailing address

3390 South 43rd Street
Milwaukee, WI 53219

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