29 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.

LDU STUDENTS START NEW STATEWIDE TELEVISION PROGRAM FOR DEMOCRATIC PARTY


| Abigail Trebilcock (right) with former partner Marisa Kelly | Aaron Fishbone |

Under the sponsorship of the LDU Abigail Trebilcock and Aaron Fishbone will be planning, arranging and hosting a regular television program to be shown on all cable access stations in Vermont. The show will be taped on Wednesdays at the state house in Montpelier and will feature democratic lawmakers. The show was arranged through the cooperation of the LDU and UVM alumni John Tracy who now is a democratic leader in the state legislature.
Other UVM students will be helping with production and technical aspects. The program will pose issues and tough questions to lawmakers to attempt to help voters throughout the state understand the challenges facing Vermont and the democratic party's proposals.
Other political parties can contact the LDU if they are interested in similar arrangements.


LDU ELECTS 2002-3 OFFICERS
MARTY PRESIDENT, LANGSWEIRDT VICE PRESIDENT, LIMPREVIL TREASURER


| Jillian Marty | Lana Langsweirdt | Sheila Limprevil (right) with former treasurer Abigail Trebilcock (left) |

LDU elections for the 2002-3 year took place at the squad meeting so that new officers could be involved with the budget request for 2002-3 that will be submitted soon to the SGA. Usually LDU elections are calm affairs, but this year there were active races, speeches, and considerable deliberation by the team. Although Lana ran unopposed the races for president and treasurer were tight.

Congratulations and good luck.


FUNDRAISING DRIVE FOR NATIONALS PICKS UP STEAM

With more than seven contributions pledged by alumni, the LDU is well on its way to raising the money needed to send all deserving teams to nationals. Individual donors will be mentioned as checks arrive. The first to arrive was a $750 donation from Laura and Glenn Ellingson, made possible by a match from Verizon, Inc. Thanks go out to them!
In other ideas Kayce Massey is working on arranging for fundraising activities to go forward in places of business friendly to the LDU, including those of family members of the debaters. Jill Witney is also working on this effort. Fairly radical approaches are being contemplated, so stand by for news and information.


TRAVEL WITH THE LDU...

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


NORTHWESTERN THIS WEEKEND

Aaron Fishbone and Shawn Wilkerson will be under the care of Jackie Massey this weekend as they go to Chicago to compete in the Northwestern tournament. They are scheduled to leave the office at 5:45 AM on Friday. GOOD LUCK!


JUDGE VERMONT HIGH SCHOOL DEBATES!

South Burlington High School's successful debate team is coached by the LDU's Matt Sweeney and Meredith Parmett. They are asking all LDU members and supporters to consider judging at local high school tournaments. Email Tuna if you are interested.
-BHS tournament 16 February
-Vermont States 2 March Montpelier (Towson weekend)


PARTNER ROSTER

TEAMS
IN SEARCH OF PARTNER

FISHBONE-WILKERSON
MARTY-CAMPBELL
TREBILCOCK-LIMPREVIL
GERVAIS-PARMETT
LANGSWEIRDT-GREENMAN
GANA-COLE
BRUE-HILL
MURADIAN-MYERS
HELLMUTH-RICKER
GANER-GRENIER
MASSEY-WITNEY

EXPERIENCED:
EGIZI
HURLEY
MOSS
OWUSU
PAGAN

NOVICE:
KELLY
KLEIN
SOVEREL
VARELLA
VANDERKYL

 


FROM THE SQUAD MEETING...



MEETINGS AND EVENTS COMING UP....

WEDNESDAY 6PM - SEMINAR FOR BRAND NEW DEBATERS WITH TUNA

AFF MEETING [BE THERE!] - THURSDAY 7 PM WITH JACKIE

FLOW DRILLS FOR ALL NOVICES- FRIDAY 5 PM WITH JILLIAN

PRACTICE DEBATES THIS WEEK
TUES 8 PM FISHBONE VS. MARTY-CAMPBELL
WED 8 PM FISHBONE VS. MARTY-CAMPBELL
THUR 6:30 PM FISHBONE-WILKERSON VS. TREBILCOCK-LIMPREVIL
FRIDAY 2 PM COLE-GANA VS. GRENIER-GANER

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


RESEARCH ASSIGNMENTS

Aaron Fishbone is the research director.
Politics - Fishbone; Off-reservation - Massey & Wilkerson; Answers to discourse - Cole; Manifest destiny answers - Gana; New Topicality violations - Marty & Cole
ADA Scouting: Liberty, Catholic, George Mason, Mary Washington - Gana, Soverel, Marty, Witney


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 FEBRUARY 2, 1 PM - MEET AT OFFICE
Topics: Abenaki rights, Stem Cell Research
Panelists: Langsweirdt, Myers, Snider, more welcome



SQUAD MEETING
NEXT MONDAY 6 PM
475 MAIN STREET

ALL WELCOME!


OUR RECORD

2001-2002 SEASON

WINS

LOSSES

%

PREVIOUS

278

243

53.3

       

TOTAL

278

243

53.3


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