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CANCELED - Charles Finney Oratorical Competition

Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Nancy Schrom Dye Lecture Hall, Science Center 119 Woodland Street, Oberlin, OH 44074

Watch and listen as six Oberlin College students put their public speaking skills to the test and vie for cash prizes. Orators will speak for 5 minutes on a topic of their choice from the following list:

  • Is the printed book becoming obsolete?
  • Should NASA receive more financial support from the government? Why or why not?
  • Was President Obama right to announce a timetable for withdrawing our troops from Afghanistan? Do you agree with his timetable?
  • Who is the most innovative artist currently working in popular or classical music?
  • Should anonymous Internet postings be banned by law?

Their performances will be adjudicated by a panel including Dean Sean Decatur and theater professor Heather Anderson Boll.

The evening's festivities will be moderated by Master of Ceremonies Dean David Stull and will feature music by jazz pianist Jake Silverman.



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