15 January 2002

News from Vermont Debate AKA The Voice of Edwin is the weekly newsletter of the Edwin Lawrence Debate Union at the University of Vermont, an endowed co-curricular program which trains students in debating and sponsors national competition and community events. The newsletter is published every Tuesday during the school year and infrequently at other times. Alfred C. Snider is the Director. 802-656-0097 voice, 802-238-8345 mobile, 802-656-4275 fax, asnider@zoo.uvm.edu email, and http://debate.uvm.edu/ldu.html web site.
The LDU meets every Monday night at 6 PM at 475 Main Street.

UVM #1 IN KANSAS CITY

LDU WINS COMBINED SWEEPSTAKES AT BOTH MAJOR TOURNAMENTS
EVERY STUDENT WINS AN AWARD - MANY SPEAKER AWARDS
FISHBONE AND WILKERSON BREAK THROUGH
THE ROAD TO 400 WINS CONTINUES


|Aaron Fishbone, #1 UVM Debater | Meredith Parmett, Casey Gervais |

Twenty-six hour drive from Vermont to Kansas City. Six days of debating. Twenty-six hours driving back. A ten day trip, preceeded by five full days of work and preparation.

The finest college debate teams in America were in the Midwest for six brutal days of debating at William Jewell College (100+ teams) and the University of Missouri at Kansas City (90+ teams), and although UVM did not win any of the tournaments outright, the LDU did compile the best overall record and brought home the combined sweepstakes award. The award is given to the school whose top four teams have the best record at both tournaments. UVM had 39 wins, four ahead of Emory University with 35. At the first tournament Vermont was 4th in sweepstakes behind Northwestern, Emory and Rochester. But, after it was all over, UVM was alone at the top.


|Abigail Trebilcock, Sheila Limprevil | Jillian Marty, Vilasa Campbell, Jackie Massey |

Every LDU student (14) received an award on the trip, including Seniors Aaron Fishbone (13th speaker, 3rd speaker, 17th place team twice), Claudia Grenman (5th speaker, 5th place team, 9th place team), Casey Gervais (1st speaker, 6th speaker, 5th place team), Meredith Parmett (5th place team), Adam Gana (2nd place team) and Abigail Trebilcock (3rd speaker, 7th speaker, 5th place team, 5th place team). Juniors Shawn Wilkerson (17th place team twice), Anthony Pagan (4th speaker, 9th [place team), Vilasa Campbell (3rd place team), Lana Langsweirdt (8th speaker, 9th speaker, 5th place team, 9th place team) all won awards. Sophomores Brian Cole (2nd place team, 10th speaker), Teresa Hill (9th place team) and Jillian Marty (3rd place team) were also award winners, along with Frosh Sheila Limprevil (9th speaker, 5th place team, 5th place team).

Overall the squad was 68-45. Coaches included Jackie Massey, Greta Lockwood, Shane Egizi and Alfred Snider.


MORE ALUMNI NEWS

DEBATING COUPLE HAS HOLIDAY BABY

Cleopatra Jones and Jethro Hayman celebrated New Year's Day with the birth of their second son, as of yet without a name. Mom and baby are doing well. The new arrival joins other holiday children born on Valentine's Day and Independence Day. All babies were born at home.

ANDREA (LOOBY) AMICANGELO RELOCATES

"I just wanted to let everyone know that Jay officially accepted the position at Penn State Erie. We are starting to look for houses and we will probably be moving to Erie at the end of June! We are very excited to be back east."

EX-COACH BERUBE ANNOUNCES END TO POLICY DEBATE COACHING CAREER

"As some of you may or may not be aware, this is my least year coaching policy debating. There are a lot of reasons from ageism in debate to other opportunities and challenges. I am asking the Dean to hire a substitute and will advise a parley team if she refuses to replace me.

STEVE DOLLEY FIGHTS NUCLEAR PROLIFERATION BY DAY WHILE PLAYING IN HIS BAND LIQUID LOBSTER BY NIGHT

Check out his exciting web pages, including for his band http://www.liquidlobster.com and for the Nuclear Control Institute http://nci.org/
Steve has testified extensively before Congress and has written for the New York Times. He was recently attacked in print by the nuclear energy industry lobbying groups for his alarmist views that plutonium is dangerous. These concerned nuclear issues, not Liquid Lobster.

 

 


SEMESTER TWO TRAVEL LOOMS

Northwestern University 2/2-4/2002
Cornell University 2/8-10/2002
Kansas University 2/15-17/2002
Marist College/East Champs 2/22-24/2002
Towson University/Novice & JV Nats 3/1-3/2002
National Debate Tournament, Missouri 3/22-25/2002
CEDA Nationals, California 4/5-8/2002


LDU TERRORISM DEBATES NOW AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET

Both debates from this Fall are now available for viewing. You will need RealPlayer [http://www.real.com/] to watch these events, but it will scale to match the speed of your connection.

MILITARY ACTION IN AFGHANISTAN? 16 October 2001. http://real.uvm.edu:554/ramgen/debate/terrordebate101601.rm

SHOULD WE FIGHT A WAR AGAINST TERRORISM? 13 November 2001. http://real.uvm.edu:554/ramgen/debate/pubdebterror1101.rm


FROM THE SQUAD MEETING...



MEETINGS AND EVENTS COMING UP....

SUNDAY, 1 PM - SEMINAR FOR BRAND NEW DEBATERS

LDU 2001-2002 AWARDS BANQUET
SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 2002
PARENTS & FRIENDS - MAKE PLANS NOW!


RESEARCH ASSIGNMENTS

Aaron Fishbone is the research director. NDT Qualifier assignments are coming. Research assignments for semester two begin next week.


FLASHPOINT TELEVISION SHOW

Vermont Community Access Media, Channel 15, Burlington - Wednesday 12:30 PM, Thursday 10:30 PM, Saturday 1 PM
Also available at http://debate.uvm.edu/watchdiscussion.html

NEXT TAPING: SATURDAY, 1 PM - MEET AT OFFICE
Topics: India-Pakistan conflict, Middle East Stalemate
Panelists: Snider, Campbell, Lockwood, Cole, Hill, Hoag



SQUAD MEETING
NEXT MONDAY 6 PM
475 MAIN STREET

BE THERE TO ORGANIZE FOR THE SECOND SEMESTER


OUR RECORD

2001-2002 SEASON

WINS

LOSSES

%

PREVIOUS

210

198

51.4

KC SWING 68 45  

TOTAL

278

243

53.3


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