News briefs – April 4, 2013

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­­DEBATE TEAMS ADVANCED TO ELIMINATION ROUNDS

Two debate teams from the college advanced to elimination rounds at the Cross-Examination Debate Association national tournament at Idaho State University on March 23 and 24.

The novice team, Tabi Secor and Blaire Warren, advanced to the quarterfinals of the novice breakout, which is a separate elimination round for students in their first year of debate. They won several preliminary rounds against Sacramento State University, City University of New York and New School— New York City. Justin Stanley, coach of the debate team, called this “a very impressive accomplishment.”

The second team, David Cuellar and Daniel Plott, made it to the elimination round after their 5-3 preliminary round record. The pair then lost in their first elimination round to the University of Wyoming.

David Cuellar was also selected to participate on the 2013 All-American Debate Team. Only 30 debaters in the United States are given this honor. These debaters are chosen based on academic success, competitive success and overall value to their squad.

BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING TIME CHANGED

The Johnson County Community College board of trustees will meet on April 18 at 4 p.m. instead of 5 p.m.

The rescheduled meeting will take place in the Hugh Speer board room, GEB 137.

TWO PARKING GARAGES TO BE CLOSED

On Friday, April 5, two parking garages will be closed temporarily. The south half of the Regnier Center garage will close at 11 a.m. and reopen at noon. The lower west garage by the Carlsen Center will close at 7 a.m. and will reopen at 9:45 a.m.

THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES TO INTERVIEW PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES

The trustees will interview Edward E. Raspiller on April 9 at 4 p.m., Joseph M. Sopcich on April 16 at 4 p.m., and Richard G. Shrubb on April 24 at 4 p.m. These meetings will take place in the Hugh Speer board room located in GEB 137.

Each candidate will spend two days on the campus, meeting with students, faculty, staff, Johnson county residents and the college’s Foundation board.

The presidential search committee, which was created to review the candidates’ applications, intends to bring a recommendation to the trustees by May.

Compiled by Hannah Davis, news editor, at hdavis18@jccc.edu

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