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Idaho State University Carlile speaking competition winners announced

Posted December 17, 2010

Idaho State University's Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies is pleased to announce the winners of the Fall 2010 Clark S. Carlile Memorial Speaking Competition.

This semester, Tori Hill, a junior from Malad who's majoring in accounting, won first prize with "Allergy Asthma." Junior Accounting major Danielle Gneiting, of Idaho Falls, garnered second place with her speech about atrial fibrillation, "Electrical Storm of the Heart."  Third place honors went to sophomore Finance major Stephanie Woodworth of American Falls who explained "Rainbows: The Journey of Light."

The winners, and the other three competitors, employed techniques they're learning in the classroom to bridge the gap between the lay audience and the highly technical information they were presenting. 

The judges, experts in their own right, were: Jim Fullerton, assistant dean of Student Affairs and director of Leadership Development; Susan Norby, occupational health nurse for Union Pacific Railroad; and Peter Vik, professor of psychology and director of the University Honors Program.

John Gribas, University Ombudsman and communications professor, served as moderator.   Professor emeritus Carlile, for whom the contest is named, taught for many years in the department and several years ago provided a generous endowment to fund the contest. Each semester six outstanding students from business and professional speaking classes compete for cash prizes.

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