Hyde Park Forum Qualifying Tournament
The Kent State University School of Communication Studies will hosts Hyde Park Forum Qualifying Tournament on Friday, April 20, in Taylor Hall. The qualifying competition pits Introduction to Human Communication students against one another using persuasive public discourse with clear calls to action. The qualifying tournament is held in fall and spring, featuring 12 to 24 students with the best overall persuasive speeches delivered in the Introduction to Human Communication course. Students in first, second and third place from the fall competition will join the top three students from the spring qualifying contest to compete at the final 2018 Hyde Park Forum on Tuesday, April 24.