Speech

Concordia University Speech Team is committed to providing a team-centered and supportive environment in which students use competitive public speaking as a context for forming lasting friendships while practicing the foundational habits of a liberal education, including empathy, wisdom, moderation and courage. We provide a safe space for students of all backgrounds to share messages they are passionate about in an effort to make positive changes in our world, our community and ourselves.

We believe that forensics is an activity that is central to the university’s mission to inspire students to learn, serve and lead in the church and world. We will constantly, and unapologetically, push our students to be better: better students, better competitors, better citizens, better people.

Express your passions and discover the power of your voice with speech at Concordia.

Meet Your Coaches

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Joe Davis

Head Speech Team Coach

402-643-7257 joseph.davis@cune.edu Weller Hall 202
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Dr. Erica Lamm

Assistant Professor of Communication

Department of English, Communication and Theatre Arts
402-643-7473 Erica.Lamm@cune.edu Jesse Hall 224

Speak for Yourself

Concordia has dedicated spaces for researching, rehearsing and performing speeches, as well as discovering and cementing the life-long friendships you’ll have with others on the speech team. 

View our speech facilities

Speech Scholarships

Each year, Concordia awards speech scholarships to students who demonstrate ability and desire to improve the team. These scholarships are granted in addition to other merit-, talent-, and need-based aid for which you may be eligible.

Apply for a speech scholarship

I love that the speech team at Concordia tries to represent the values of the school in the pieces we choose. We try to show Christ’s love through how we perform.
Marol Feickert
Lawrenceville, New Jersey
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Expand Your Mind

Concordia Nebraska can provide you with the excellent, rigorous academic foundation you need to be successful no matter where your interest lies. With more than 100 undergraduate, graduate and professional academic programs to choose from, you’ll have the opportunity to study at the highest level, discover your passions and apply your knowledge in ways that will change the world.

Find your calling

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A Private Education With Value(s)

You’ll find a more meaningful college experience at Concordia, where you’ll be part of a supportive campus community as you study your passions and prepare to make a positive impact in the world. Through generous scholarships and financial aid packages, your tuition at Concordia will be similar to what you will find at a large public university.

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Student Success Is Our Priority

Your success at Concordia is not just defined by your GPA, but how you’re equipped to make an impact in your career and throughout your life. We’re committed to providing you the academic and spiritual tools you’ll need to be successful in all facets of your life.

Find your success at Concordia