Enter the President’s Public Speaking Contest (Spring 2022)

President’s Public Speaking Contest

To Enter the Contest- Please submit your name and UCO email to the following form: https://forms.gle/YuQN1vHwGdHBAqXN9

Contest Coordinator: Dr. Matthew Moore, Director of Speech and Debate, University of Central Oklahoma. email: mmoore3@uco.edu

Date: Finals, Wednesday, Feb 16, 2022, 2-5PM

Theme: Make UCO a Better Place

About the President’s Public Speaking Competition

The President’s Public Speaking Competition was founded in 2022 as a chance for UCO students to showcase . . .  read more

UCO Qualifies to the 2020 NDT

Congratulations to UCO’s Grant Colquitt and Zach Huffman for qualifying to the 74th National Debate Tournament as the eighth seed from District 3. This is the seventh year in a row UCO has qualified to the NDT.

UCO Student Named State Champion

Freshman finance major Tasha Dozier was named the state champion in Prose and Dramatic Interpretation at the Oklahoma Intercollegiate Forensics Association (OIFA) State Championship Tournament Feb. 29 at Oklahoma City University.

She also placed fourth in Program Oral Interpretation.

2019 Central Oklahoma Debate Institute

2019 CODI Costs and Facts

Apply for the 2019 CODI Here

Dates July 21-27, 2019


  • Registration Before June 21:  Cost of Institute: $325 Cost of Housing: $275
  • Registration After June 21:  Cost of Institute: $375 Cost of Housing: :$325
  • Meal Plan: Cost $175 Covers 3 meals a day, M-F of the camp and Breakfast on Saturday. The Institute will provide Dinner on Sunday July 22 for everyone. Purchase of the meal plan is optional.

Previous CODI attendees receive a $100 tuition discount

Coaches interested in sending multiple students should contact Matthew Moore (mmoore3@uco.edu) to inquire about special discounts.

Tuition discounts available to students facing financial need. Contact Matt Moore (mmoore3@uco.edu) for details.

What does my tuition cover?

Week of lectures and workshops . . .  read more

Saturday Schedule 7/28

930- Drills and Round Prep

10- Tournament Round 4

12- Pizza Lunch

1215- Final Round- all students to be there to judge.

Awards to follow the final round

All activities should be over by 2PM. Parents, students will be in the Center for Transformative Learning Building and can be picked up there. We will not be at the dorms.

Friday Schedule and Tournament Pairings

930– Drills

10 Labs/Tournament Prep

12-1 Lunch *Note shortened meal hours

Round 1 Friday 1 PM

Room Aff Neg Judge
117 Elizabeth/David Jack/Caleb


118 Jaclyn/Paige


Salmaan/Elliauna Kolen
237 Nadia/Dakota


Blake/Charlie/Joe Loghry

Round 2 Friday 3PM

Room Aff Neg Judge
117 Salmaan/Elliauna Nadia/Dakota Colquitt
118 Jack/Caleb Jaclyn/Paige


237 Blake/Charlie/Joe Elizabeth/David Kolen

Round 3 Friday 6PM

Room Aff Neg Judge
117 Nadia/Dakota Elizabeth/David Bunas
118 Jaclyn/Paige Blake/Charlie/Joe Colquitt
237 Salmaan/Elliauna Jack/Caleb Kolen

Round 4 Sat 10 AM

Room Aff Neg Judge
117 Blake/Charlie/Joe Salmaan/Elliauna Shaurer
118 Elizabeth/David Jaclyn/Paige Bunas
237 Jack/Caleb Nadia/Dakota



Wednesday Schedule 7/25/18

930-10 Drills

10-12- Courtney’s Argument Extension and Refutation Lecture (intended for the more beginner students) 237

Loghry’s Next Level Strategy Through Total Situational Awareness Lecture (intended for the more advanced students) 118

12-130 Lunch

130-3    118 Block Writing Tutorial + Block Writing Session

3-5         Practice . . .  read more

Tuesday Schedule 7/24/18

Tuesday Schedule

930-10 Drills

10-12 All  118 Lab Time- Team Pairing

12-130- Lunch

130-3    118 Kritiks/Answering Kritiks (Shae)

237- Negative Strategies (Chris)

3-5         Lab- Prep for Debate

5-630- Dinner

630-8    Lab- Debate Prep