Speech and Debate: Students majoring in communication studies might
want to consider participating in the activities of The Franklin Debating Society.
Members compete intercollegiately in debate and a range of forensics activities.
The Society hosts the touring British debaters in the Fall and a 19th
Century-style debating event in its 10th year in 2010. Contact
Ted Sheckels, the faculty advisor, for more information!
Stinger Radio: Students might also consider getting involved in
RMC's new student internet radio station, Stinger Radio, which is on the air for
24 hours a day 7 days a week! What they do varies from year to year. Participation
can enhance one’s major program significantly. Contact
William L. Roberts, the faculty advisor, for more information!
Debaters and forensics participants can win Branch and Sutherlin Oratory Medals
that date back to the 19th Century.
Students from throughout the college can compete and win the Hugh Scott Oratory
Award, a cash prize for outstanding persusive speaking. This award, supported by
alum members of the Franklin Society, is becoming an important tradition on the
The communication studies program also maintains the Alpha Beta Mu chapter of Lambda
Pi Eta, a national honorary society sponsored by the National Communication Association.
Members of the Franklin Debating Society may become members of the national forensics
honorary Delta Sigma Rho-Tau Kappa Alpha. Contact
Joan Conners, the faculty advisor, for more information!