Rachelle Kamrath
Department of Communications, 308-865-8705

Members of the University of Nebraska at Kearney Forensics team will perform their events at “The Night before Nationals Showcase” on Tuesday, April 3.

The showcase, which is free and open to the public, will take place at 7 p.m. in Thomas Hall, Room 117 and 119. Five of the seven students whose events will be showcased will travel to Texas State University San Marcos to compete in the American Forensics Association’s National Individual Events Tournament, April 7 – 9. The five students include Brooke Alstrom of Basset, Wilfredo Lopez of Lexington, Katie Lamb of Lincoln, Robert Friedman of Plattsmouth and Kara Loffler ofShelton.

Alstrom and Loeffler will perform their Duo Interpretation about untalented, but famous women. Alstrom will also perform her Communication Analysis titled “International Women’s Day,” and Loeffler will perform her Prose Interpretation titled “Ice Bound by Jerry Nielsen.”

Friedman will be performing in four events, including: Persuasive Speaking, about government pensions; Communication Analysis, about the Malaysian reality television show “Imam Muda”; Impromptu Speaking; and Extemporaneous Speaking. Lamb will perform her Communication Analysis titled “California Fair Education Act” and a Dramatic Interpretation event. “The Mexican-American Dream” will be the focus of a Program of Oral Interpretation by Lopez.

Also presenting will be members of the UNK Forensics team Jessica Albin of Lincoln and Bryson DeKay of Lynch. Albin will perform her Program of Oral Interpretation titled “Crossing Boundaries,” and DeKay will perform his Prose Interpretation titled “Please Stop the Ride: Mike Birbiglia.”

“The American Forensics Association National Individual Events tournament works on a point system,” said Rachelle Kamrath, UNK lecturer of communications and director of forensics. “Our five competing students have accumulated enough points to qualify.”