Senior Lauren Lupkowski won the Indiana State Individual Events Tournament scholarship award Feb. 18, for her entry in its eighth annual Scholarly Paper Competition. Topping a field of 10, Lupkowski received $100 for her paper “The Oppression of Glee’s Messages,” written for the course Media & Cultural Criticism, taught by Associate Professor Ann Savage.

Butler’s Speech and Debate Team members hosted the event on campus, along with Indiana’s first ever collegiate State Parliamentary Debate tournament on Feb. 17

Five schools sent debaters; Butler placed third overall. Senior Matt Miller finished sixth out of 24 students competing.

“We placed seventh at the Individual Events State tournament on Saturday, with Varsity and Novices giving their best efforts,” said Janis Crawford, director of forensics in the College of Communication and advisor to the speech team.

Butler will compete at the Pi Kappa Delta National tournament in Kansas City during spring break.

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