Did You Know?

Did you know the UNT Debate team, established 1901, is the oldest continuously running student organization on campus? Dr. Brian Lain, Associate Professor of Communication Studies, has led the team since 2005. He coaches students to utilize real-time critical thinking and strengthen usage of the three types of appeals: ethos, logos and pathos—all heavily deployed in Debate tournaments and the real world. Over 10 years, Dr. Lain’s team brought home more than 175 trophies from national tournaments.

The UNT Debate team is working to build a UNT Debate alumni community. In April, the team hosted its 2nd annual Debate Alumni reunion—a mock debate between alumni and current students. Save the date for next year’s mock debate: April 20, 2018.

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