October 22, 2015
- 1:00 PM
Commonwealth North is proud to once again host the internationally award winning University of Alaska Anchorage Seawolf Debate Team Thursday, October
22nd from 12-1 at the Anchorage Hilton Hotel. In past years, the
Seawolf Debate team has performed engaging and upbeat debates before the
Commonwealth North membership and we are happy to welcome the team back again this
year to address another important public policy topic.
Next month, the team will debate both sides of the resolution - "Be it Resolved: The
State of Alaska should utilize Permanent Fund earnings rather than tax
individuals in order to fill Alaska's budget shortfall".
In the traditional debate style, the audience
will be invited to join in with the energy of the debate by cheering the
arguments that are particularly well executed and reasoned. Please join Commonwealth
North and the UAA debate team next month for a rousing and fun afternoon of
discussion and reasoned arguments.
The Seawolf Debate Program houses the
internationally-competitive Seawolf Debate team, ranked 11th in the world by
the World Debating Website. The team competes in the international
intercollegiate format of debating as utilized by the World Universities
Debating Championships. Intercollegiate athletic teams are frequently divided
on the basis of school size or type of institution. In intercollegiate debate,
however, there are no divisions of this nature. Consequently, UAA's debate
teams face competition from some of the most prestigious schools in the world. Professor Steve Johnson has been the
coach of the Seawolf debate team for nearly 20 years and believes fervently in
the power of academic debating to change people's lives. Seawolf Debate's
success is built on a few simple principles: they genuinely value opportunities
to engage in reasoned discourse, understand world events and the context in
which they occur, and they work exceptionally hard.
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Program Sponsorships Available
GOLD LEVEL ($2,500) - A table of 8 at the event. Premium logo
placement at the event, promotion in our social media and linked on
our web site. Recognition in our promotional materials, at the event, on
Commonwealth North website, and in our Annual Report.
SILVER LEVEL ($1,000) - Table of 8 at the event. Logo
placement at the event, recognition at the event, in our social media, on the Commonwealth North
website, and in our Annual Report.
BRONZE LEVEL ($500) - Two tickets to the event. Logo
placement at the event, recognition at the event, on our website & in our