19 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.

GOOD SHOWING IN KANSAS
Fishbone #7 Debater at Heart of America Tournament

UVM continued to represent with a strong showing on the national circuit at the prestigious "Heart of America" debate tournament this last weekend at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS. For over 30 years this tournament has characterized national excellence in debating. The team of Shawn Wilkerson and Aaron Fishbone debated well at 4-3 and reached the elimination rounds before losing to Lewis & Clark College of Portland, OR. Far more impressive was Aaron Fishbone's achievement of being named the #7 debater in one of America's most difficult varsity debate tournaments. Second year debaters Jillian Marty and Vilasa Campbell were on the trip and scored a 2-5 record, an excellent preparation for them to compete for the East JV title this upcoming weekend at Marist College. Thus, the squad record was 6-9.


EAST REGIONALS AT MARIST IS NEXT
UVM aims for triple sweep -- novice, junior varsity, and NDT qualification.

The CEDA East Championships and the NDT District 8 qualifying tournament are both this weekend at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY where UVM alumni Maxwell Schnurer is the current director. Eleven teams are lined up to go with a real chance to win any and all of the three divisions.
Thirteen varsity teams will be competing for four spots at the National Debate Tournament to be held at Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield, MO. Aaron Fishbone and Shawn Wilkerson have been aiming for this tournament for some time. Favorites in the tournament are currently NYU and Dartmouth.
UVM will enter four JV teams into a division they have dominated except for being able to beat Binghamton. Jillian Marty and Vilasa Campbell, Meredith Parmett and Casey Gervais, Lana Langsweirdt and Claudia Greenman, along with Anthony Pagan and Edwin Owusu will try and bring home the gold.
UVM will enter six novice teams who will need to knock off Rochester in order to come home first, and they include Brian Cole and Adam Gana, Teresa Hill and Jill Witney, Jullianne Hellmuth and Jake Ricker, Amy Myers and Nikki Muradian, Carlos Varella and Lauren vander Kyl, along with Sky Ganer and Josh Grenier.
UVM needs more judging! Jackie Massey, Greta Lockwood, Charlie Hoag, and Sheila Limprevil will be judging. It is hoped that Steph McDonald and Rodrigo Rojas can also join the judging group!

DEPARTURE SCHEDULE: LEAVE ON TIME AND DON'T STOP TOO OFTEN ON THE WAY

10 AM CASEY, ADAM, TUNA GET VEHICLES
11 AM JACKIE LEAVES WITH ADAM, MEREDITH, JILL, CARLOS, AARON, SHAWN, CASEY, JILLIAN, VILASA
12:15 OTHER VANS LEAVE WITH: NIKKI, AMY, BRIAN, JAKE, JULLIANNE, LANA, CLAUDIA, ANTHONY, EDWIN, TERESA, LAUREN, GRETA, SHEILA, CHARLIE, JOSH, SKY
7 PM ROUND ONE AT MARIST COLLEGE


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

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.


COMING SOON - 2002 LDU CLOTHING

Matt Sweeney has agreed to coordinate this effort. Designs and items selected next week.


TRAVEL WITH THE LDU...
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.
-Vermont States 2 March Montpelier (Towson weekend)


FROM THE SQUAD MEETING...



MEETINGS AND EVENTS COMING UP....

ROCHESTER MASH SESSION - WED. 7:30 PM WITH CHARLIE
GRETA WITH CARLOS & LAUREN - TBA
MANDATORY PRE-TOURNAMENT STRATEGY MEETING - THU. 9 PM

LDU 2001-2002 AWARDS BANQUET
SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 2002
PARENTS & FRIENDS - MAKE PLANS NOW!
INVITES GOING OUT NOW, THINK OF SPECIAL AWARD RECIPIENTS, THINK OF SPECIAL GUESTS WE WOULD LIKE TO INVITE, WE NEED TO WORK ON MENU!


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

LDU COACH SNIDER WILL HOST THE VCAM OPEN HOUSE AT THEIR NEW STUDIO THIS THURSDAY LIVE FROM 5-6 PM ON CABLE CHANNEL 15. IF YOU WANT TO GO, LEAVE THE OFFICE AT 4:15 PM.


SQUAD MEETING
NEXT MONDAY 6 PM
475 MAIN STREET

ALL WELCOME!


OUR RECORD

2001-2002 SEASON

WINS

LOSSES

%

PREVIOUS

323

276

53

KANSAS 6 9

TOTAL

329

285

53


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