6 February 2001

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. 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.

SUCCESS AT MARIST COLLEGE TOURNAMENT
THIRD IN VARSITY (X 2), FIFTH IN NOVICE

Eight LDU teams descended on the Marist tournament this weekend and emerged with considerable success. Five of the eight teams reached the elimination rounds, six debaters received speaker awards, and many debaters in a division above their level of eligibility had strong showings. The LDU had a 27-27 record for the weekend.
The varsity debaters tried different partnerships as Shawn Wilkerson debated with Shane Egizi and Aaron Fishbone debated with Anthony Pagan. Both teams reached the varsity elimination rounds, and both teams triumphed in their quarterfinal pairings, and then both teams lost split decisions in their semifinal debates to both finish third in the tournament. Meanwhile, novice and JV debaters also did well in varsity debate, with novices Jillian Marty and Vilasa Campbell reaching the quarterfinal round, while at the same time JV debaters Jen Knops and novice debater Aby Trebilcock also reached the varsity quarterfinal round. Other varsity teams included JV debaters Meredith Parmett and Casey Gervais at 3-3 and novice David Moss and JV Duane Compton who finished 2-4.
In Novice debate Claudia Greenman and Wendy O'Connor were 5-1 before losing in their quarterfinal debate, Meanwhile novice debaters Sanjeev Yadav and Nat Sillin were 3-3.
LDU debaters winning speaker awards in varsity included Shawn Wilkerson (3rd), Aaron Fishbone (5th), Jennifer Knops (6th), Anthony Pagan (8th), and Meredith Parmett (10th) In novice Claudia Greenman was 6th.
Many thanks to Marist Director of Forensics Maxwell Schnurer (LDU alum) for hosting us!


LDU COACH SNIDER RECEIVES SERVICE AWARDS IN ATLANTA

At America's largest invitational high school debate tournament, held in Atlanta at Emory University, UVM coach Alfred C. Snider was honored twice by Emory for his service to debate. At the Thursday evening banquet naming the governor of Georgia "Georgia Speaker of the Year" Snider was presented with a "Friend of Forensics" plaque for his assistance to the Emory program over the last 25 years. At the Saturday Coaching Luncheon Snider received the prestigious Paul Slappey Award for Promoting Diversity in Debate presented to a coach who brings debate opportunities to new populations. Both handsome awards now reside in the Edwin W. Lawrence room at UVM.


CORNELL HERE WE COME!

EARLY VAN DEPARTS AT 2 PM, LATE VANS AT 5 PM

VARSITY: Aaron Fishbone & Shawn Wilkerson (UVM/CCV), Anthony Pagan & Shane Egizi, Grace Hardy & Mark Douglas (Middlebury), JV: Lisbeth Robinson & Charles Hoag, Jillian Marty & Vilasa Campbell, Meredith Parmett & Casey Gervais, Duane Compton & David Moss, Aby Trebilcock & Jennifer Knops (UVM/CCV), Novice: Adam Gana & Jill Witney, Nick Soverel & Theresa Hill, Wendy O'Connor & Claudia Greenman, Nat Sillin & NEEDS A PARTNER, Judges: Jackie Massey, Greta Lockwood, Jeff Nichelson, Samuel Young, WE NEED ANOTHER JUDGE!
BRING SLEEPING BAG, PILLOW, AND TOWEL!


TRAINING & PREPARATION

NOVICE TRAINING WITH TUNA: TUESDAY 6:30 PM
FLOWING WITH TUNA: WEDNESDAY 4 PM
NEW OW AFFIRMATIVE MEETING WITH JACKIE: WEDNESDAY 9:30 PM
FAMILY PLANNING AFF WORK WITH SARAH: WEDNESDAY 7:30 PM
MANDATORY PRE-CORNELL STRATEGY MEETING: THURSDAY 9:15 PM


PRACTICE DEBATES THIS WEEK

INDIVIDUALLY SCHEDULED!
TRY AND FIND A CRITIC AMONG COACHES & VARSITY


VERMONT SCHEDULES INTERNATIONAL EVENTS

INTERNET DEBATE VS. CHILE (ENGLISH) APRIL 9, 2001
INTERNET DEBATE VS. CHILE (SPANISH) APRIL 10, 2001
INTERNET DEBATE VS. KOREA (ENGLISH) APRIL 12, 2001
UVM TEAM TO SANTIAGO CHILE FOR INTERAMERICAN SPANISH LANGUAGE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT, MAY 6-13, 2001


SQUAD MEETING
NEXT MONDAY, 6 PM
475 MAIN STREET


RESEARCH SYSTEM

Aaron Fishbone is the Research Coordinator.

POLITICAL UPDATES - SARAH JANE


COMING UP!

THE 2000-2001 YEAR-LONG TOPIC:
Resolved: that the United States Federal Government should substantially increase its development assistance, including increasing government to government assistance, within the Greater Horn of Africa.

THE PLANNED TOURNAMENT TRAVEL SCHEDULE:
February 10-11 Cornell all 17-19 Heart of America varsity 23-24 East Regionals at BC all
March 3 VT HS States 9-11 Towson all 24-27 CEDA Nationals a few 29-2 NDT Nationals qualifiers only


LDU ADDRESS-PHONE-EMAIL LIST NOW AVAILABLE
at http://debate.uvm.edu/ldulist.html


LDU 2000-2001 SWEATSHIRTS ARE HERE!
ORDER NOW FOR NEXT PRINT RUN IN SPRING

Matt Sweeney is coordinator.
REPEAT OF "REPLACING WEAPONS WITH WORDS" HOODED SWEATS
ALSO: HOODED SWEATS WITH "101 YEARS OF SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER"

THEY WILL COST $30 EACH - HOODED, ZIP FRONT, POCKETED
ONLINE ORDER FORM AT http://debate.uvm.edu/ldusweats.html
COLORS: HUNTER, NAVY, STEEL, GRAY, BLACK


OUR RECORD

2000-2001 Season WINS LOSSES %
SEMESTER ONE 219 224 49%
  27 27  

TOTAL 2000-2001

246

251

49%

LDU RECORDS FOR WINS (376) AND DEBATES (725) ARE BOTH WITHIN REACH!

1999-2000 Record: 376-349 52%


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