5 February 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 DEBATE REMAINS HIGH IN NATIONAL DEBATE POLLS

Vermont debate remained firmly in the top ten as new sweepstakes rankings were released. The NDT sweeps had Vermont in sixth, while the CEDA sweeps had Vermont as eighth. Both represented a slight fall from earlier ranking of third. The LDU just finishes a few weeks off, and has three major point tournaments coming up. Coach Jackie Massey has been boldly predicting a move up the rankings for UVM as "our best tournaments are still ahead of us!" Coach Snider added, "As is our tradition, nothing is changing just because we are in a national sweepstakes race. Our goal remains the personal growth and development of our students, and we encourage them to enter higher divisions in order to gain skills even if lower division competition would net the team more sweeps points."

NDT sweepstakes can be found at http://www.whitman.edu/offices_departments/rhetoric/ndt/00zoverall.htm
CEDA sweepstakes can be found at http://esc.wichita.edu/ceda/ceda0102.htm

NDT TOP SWEEPSTAKES RACE

CEDA SWEEPSTAKES RACE

1. Northwestern University
2. University of Rochester
3. Emory University
4. Dartmouth College
5. University of California-Berkeley
6. University of Vermont
7. Michigan State University
8. University of Pittsburgh
9. University of Southern California
10. Liberty University
11. Wayne State University
12. Mary Washington College
13. Whitman College
14.  West Virginia University
15. U.S. Military Academy
16. New York University
17. Wake Forest University
18. Catholic University (The)
19. University of North Texas
20. Emporia State University
1 Northwestern
2 Emory
3 Rochester
4 Michigan State
5 Dartmouth
6 Berkeley
7 Southern California
8 Vermont
9 Whitman
10 Wayne State
11 Army
12 Liberty
13 Pittsburgh
14 Mary Washington
15 New York
16 Gonzaga
17 Catholic
18 North Texas
19 Fort Hays
20 Harvard

FISHBONE & WILKERSON 4-4 AT NORTHWESTERN

After a 3-1 first day, Aaron and Shawn followed with a 1-3 second day to finish 4-4. Condolences and recognition for all of their hard work. They return to campus on Tuesday and get a chance for some revenge this weekend at Cornell.


CORNELL HERE WE COME!

UVM attends Cornell in force this weekend. VANS LEAVE AT 2 PM ON FRIDAY! ADAM & ABY MEET TO GO GET VANS AT 11 AM.
11 TEAMS: Fishbone & Wilkerson, Campbell & Marty, Trebilcock & Limprevil, Gervais & Parmett, Greenman & Hill, Pagan & Owusu, Cole & Gana, Witney & Massey, Ganer & Grenier, Ricker & Hellmuth, Muradian & Varela.
COACHES/JUDGES: Snider, Massey, Lockwood, Knops, Hoag, Egizi, Sweeney.


FUNDRAISING DRIVE FOR NATIONALS PICKS UP STEAM

Thanks to everyone who has sent in donations! We are on track to meet our target but still need some additional help. Some donations have arrived and others we have heard are on the way. We will have a complete thank you list coming up in a few weeks.

Kayce Massey is still working with the Vermont Liquor Control Commission on her idea.


TRAVEL WITH THE LDU...
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
Universidad Interamericano, Puerto Rico, 5/6-11/2002



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
OWUSU-PAGAN

EXPERIENCED:
EGIZI
HURLEY
MOSS

NOVICE:
KELLY
KLEIN
SOVEREL
VARELLA
VANDERKYL

 


FROM THE SQUAD MEETING...



MEETINGS AND EVENTS COMING UP....

AFF MEETING - WEDNESDAY 9 PM

MANDATORY PRE-CORNELL STRATEGY MEETING - THURSDAY 9 PM

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: IN MARCH


SQUAD MEETING
NEXT MONDAY 6 PM
475 MAIN STREET

ALL WELCOME!


OUR RECORD

2001-2002 SEASON

WINS

LOSSES

%

PREVIOUS

278

243

53.3

NORTHWESTERN 4 4  

TOTAL

282

247

53.3


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