12 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.

BIG WINS AT CORNELL

| Team Photo | Seniors Casey Gervais & Abigail Trebilcock with some of the weekend's awards|

Second Place, Sweepstakes
3rd, 2nd, 3rd in three different divisions
Fishbone Top Speaker in Varsity
10 Students Win Speaker Awards

The Lawrence Debate Union sent ten teams to Cornell last weekend and won a lot of debates, won Second in Sweepstakes (and the trophy is huge), finishing highly in all divisions, but failed to win first place in any of the divisions, coming oh so close to competitive dominance. One person who was alone at the top was Aaron Fishbone, senior and research director, who was named the Top Speaker in the varsity division. Aaron received a standing ovation from the assembled crowd of competitors indicating the appreciation they have for his debating and contribution to the debate community.
In the varsity division Aaron Fishbone and Shawn Wilkerson were 4-2 and finished Third, losing an elimination round debate to Rochester. Aaron was the Top Speaker and Shawn was tenth. Jillian Marty and Vilasa Campbell were 3-3, but both received speaker awards, with Vilasa ninth and Jillian fifth, especially impressive since they are junior varsity eligible.
In the junior varsity division Claudia Greenman and Edwin Owusu were 5-1 and top seed. Casey Gervais and Meredith Parmett were also 5-1. Sheila Limprevil and Abigail Trebilcock were 4-2. All three teams reached the quarterfinals and won their debates, advancing to the semifinals. In the semifinals Claudia and Edwin advanced over Casey and Meredith based on their slightly better record in preliminary debates, while Sheila and Abigail lost their semifinal to Binghamton. Binghamton then went on to defeat Claudia and Edwin in the finals. Thus, Sheila, Abigail, Casey, and Meredith finished Third in JV, Claudia and Edwin Second. In individual speaker awards Claudia was Second, Edwin Fourth, Abigail Sixth, and Casey Tenth.
In the novice division Brian Cole and Adam Gana were the only UVM team to reach the elimination rounds, but did so in style. After a 5-1 preliminary record, they win their octafinal debate and their quarterfinal debate before losing in the semifinals 2-1. Brian was the Third Speaker while Adam was Fifth. Other UVM teams had promising starts to their semester. Sky Ganer and Josh Grenier were 2-4, as were Jill Witney and Casey Massey. Jake Ricker and Julianne Hellmuth were 3-3. Special congratulations to Nikki Muradian and Carlos Varela where were 2-4 in Carlos' first debate tournament ever.
The team had a 35-25 prelim record and a 6-4 elim record for a total of 41-29.
Brian Cole and Nikki Muradian celebrated their birthday on Sunday.


|Birthdays for Brian Cole & Nikki Muradian |


THE NATIONAL SWEEPSTAKES RACE!

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 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
1 Northwestern
2 Emory
3 Michigan State
4 Rochester
5 Dartmouth
6 Berkeley
7 Whitman
8 Southern California
9 Liberty
10 Vermont

KANSAS HERE WE COME!

UVM is off to Lawrence, Kansas for the "Heart of America" debate tournament, one of the nation's most difficult. Wilkerson & Fishbone will attend along with Jillian Marty and Vilasa Campbell. Jackie Massey asks that everyone be at the office Friday 10 AM to head out to the airport.

An interesting book we found in a used book store that we need to talk to KU's Scott Harris about can be found at http://debate.uvm.edu/godshateks.html.


FUNDRAISING DRIVE FOR NATIONALS CONTINUES

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...
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!

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
VARELLA-VANDERKYL

EXPERIENCED:
EGIZI
HURLEY
MOSS

NOVICE:
KELLY
KLEIN
SOVEREL

 


FROM THE SQUAD MEETING...



MEETINGS AND EVENTS COMING UP....

MAKE IT A BIG DEBATE WEEKEND! WORK!

AFF MEETING - WEDNESDAY 9 PM

NOVICE FLOWING SESSION - SUN. 5 PM WITH CHARLIE
GRETA WITH CARLOS & LAUREN - WED. 5:30 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; Alfred book on sovereignty - Gana


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

282

247

53.3

CORNELL 41 29

TOTAL

323

276

53.9


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