Bethel has a long history of success in its forensics program. Bethel is one of only six colleges and universities in the nation – of any size – to qualify for the American Forensic Association National Individual Events Tournament (AFA-NIET) since the tournament began in 1978. Another plus is that we fully fund travel and competition expenses for our forensics team.
The Bethel College forensics will be competing in the following tournaments this semester. All tournaments feature American Forensic Association individual events competition. Tournaments with
(NPDA) in the name also include National Parliamentary Debate Association debate competition.
|Sept. 22||Bob R. Derryberry Memorial Invitational, Southwest Baptist Univ.||Bolivar, MO|
|Sept. 28-30||Debates on the Plain Swing, Hutch CC (NPDA) and Sterling College||Hutchinson, KS|
|Oct. 5-7||Sunflower Swing, Bethel (NPDA) and Sterling College||North Newton, KS|
|Oct. 19-21||Missouri Mule Swing, Central Missouri University (NPDA)||Warrensburg, MO|
|Oct. 26-28||Central States Swing (NPDA), Metro State CC||Lee’s Summit, MO|
|Nov. 3-4||Loper Rodeo Swing, UN Kearney and Hutch CC||Hutchinson, KS|
|Nov. 10-11||Lynne Ross IE Classic/KSU Alumni Swing, Kansas State University||Manhattan, KS|
|Dec. 1-2||Outer Limits Swing, UN-Kearney and Concordia College||Kearney, NE|
|Jan. 25-27||Kansas in Nebraska Swing, UNL||Lincoln, NE|
|Feb. 1-3||Border Wars Swing, Kansas Wesleyan (NPDA) and Metro CC||Salina, KS|
|Feb. 8-10||Zombie Apocalypse swing, Hutch CC and Sterling|
Sweetheart Swing, OU (NPDA) and West Texas A&M
|Feb. 15-17||Missouri State Championships, Southwest Baptist U., Bolivar, MO||Bolivar, MO|
|Feb. 23||KASIE-Kansas State I.E. Championships, Kansas State Univ.||
|Mar. 1-2||District III AFA-NIET Qualifier, West Texas A&M Univ.||Canyon, TX|
|Mar. 13-16||Pi Kappa Delta National Convention and Tournament (NPDA), Webster University||
St. Louis, MO
|April 5-8||AFA-National IE Tournament, Hutchinson Community College||Hutchinson, KS|
|April 18-19||NFL Kansas West Qualifying Tournament (High School)|
|Apr. 26-27||Interstate Oratorical Association National Contest||Shreveport, LA|
Schedule may change without notice.