In case you were not aware of this, SIUC has a nationally ranked debate squad, with botth the #1 and #7 teams in the country on the squad. The squad's performance at the national level dates back to the late 1980s, with about a 10 year absence from the national stage from the late 1990s through 2008. One would think, with this sort of performance, the debae program would get a lot more attention from the university and the community. After all, it's competitive, which people like, and it lets the univeristy perform at the national level. Maybe have the Dawg Pound put in aan appearnace ins support of the debate squad or have Director of Debate Dr. Todd Graham come speak to the Chamber of Commerce. After all, if Coach Lennon gets an invite to speak, shouldn't Coach Graham?