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K-State Debate invites you to the first ever

Wildcat Warmup Pre-Season Debate Clinic


Join us for an evening of learning with K-State Debate Coaches ahead of the 2021 Kansas High School debate season opener. This clinic is timed to help students prepare for the opening debate tournament of the year. Students will hear from the K-State Debate staff about how to set themselves up for victory at their season opener.

We will focus on how to think holistically about the debate topic, how to mobilize generic arguments in specific situations, and how to deal with new and unpredictable arguments at the first tournament. We will also have a question and answer period following the lecture period so students can get individual feedback to help them prepare.

Following the event, the K-State Coaches will stick around to answer any further questions, as well as chat with any students that may be interested in debating in college at K-State.

Cost and Sign-Up

The cost of the clinic is $20 per student. All proceeds from the clinic go to the K-State Debate Foundation, to help support scholarships for K-State Debate students.

Additionally, any student who is registered for the 2021 Virtual K-State Debate Camp will receive free admission to the in-person pre-season clinic. There is still time to sign up for the K-State Debate Camp. Please see this website for more details - https://commstudies.k-state.edu/dsc.html

Event Details

K-State Olathe Campus - September 8th from 5-7 PM

K-State Manhattan Campus - September 9th from 5-7 PM

Students should try to arrive to the clinic 15 minutes early in order to be checked in. We will provide some beverages and light snacks for the students during the event. Students should also bring either a laptop or a notebook and writing instrument to take notes. No other equipment will be needed.

Covid Protocol

We are currently planning to host these clinics as in-person events. We will follow all local public health directives and campus safety guidelines. 100% of our staff is fully vaccinated. We encourage all students who are eligible to get their vaccine before attending in-person events, and encourage all students who have not been vaccinated to wear a mask during the event.


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For More Information

Dr. Alex McVey, Ph.D.
c/o Communication Studies Dept
234 Nichols Hall
702 Mid Campus Drive South
Manhattan, KS 66506
Email:  jalexandermcvey@ksu.edu
Dept Phone:  785-532-6875