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Clubs are a vital part of the college experience. They help you connect with other students and faculty who have similar interests, bridge the gap between education and experience, and build lasting friendships.
The Secondary English Education Club provides a lively forum for the discussion and exchange of ideas among Secondary English Education majors, as well as with other English majors, minors, and those interested in the study of language and literature. The club elects its own officers and schedules literary events, social activities and community service projects. It also partners with other groups on campus, such as the theater department, Writing Center, Speech and Debate Club, and college media where the groups’ interests intersect.
Advisors are Gwen Sullivan and Amy Minervini.
The Spanish Club promotes the language and culture of Spanish-speaking countries as it organizes academic, social, and service activities on campus and within the local community.
Advisors are Ian Tippets and Julie Bezzerides.
Speech & Debate Club
As a club, Speech and Debate is a place for students to develop and polish their performance, critical thinking, and research skills. Students with no prior experience are welcome and the tournaments the club attends have categories specifically for these types of students. With a wide range of speech formats, a student can find their niche or try many different ways of communication. Tournaments are held in person and virtually, meaning students can participate in ways most conducive to their schedule and class load. Meeting times vary every semester to accommodate most students. The club will typically attend two tournaments a semester.
When not competing, the club is actively involved on campus. The club regularly hosts debates open to the public with a wide range of topics. These debates feature members of the team who offer argumentation on multiple sides of an issue, with additional time designated for audience participation and comments. In 2023, the club hosted the Town Hall Debates for the Associated Students of Lewis-Clark State College elections. Team members helped plan and moderate the debate to help the candidates share their ideas. The club also regularly participates in campus events such as Warrior Wednesday and the Welcome Fair.
Email the advisor: Marcy Halpin at [email protected]
Check Us Out!
2022 Public Debate: Vampires VS Zombies
2021 Public Debate: Police Reform Panel with Justice Studies Club
Club of the Issue: Speech and Debate
Silverthorne Theatre Group
The Silverthorne Theatre Group looks to involve students in producing live theatre on campus whether on stage or behind the scenes, whether faculty or student created. The club also brings guest artists to campus and is actively involved in the Kennedy Center American Theatre Festival a multi-faceted regional theatre competition/scholarship opportunity showcasing the best creative work in all areas of college theatre.
Advisors are Nancy Lee-Painter and Jef Petersen.