24 February 2004

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, alfred.snider@uvm.edu email, and http://debate.uvm.edu/ldu.html web site.

JILLIAN MARTY NAMED AS HONORS GRADUATE


| Jillian Marty -- LDU leader for four strong years ||

Jillian Marty arrived at UVM four years ago with very little debate experience but a determination to make her education at UVM pay off both in and out of the classroom. She has obviously succeeded. She has racked up an impressive list of debate awards but that is a small part of her real contribution to UVM debate.

Jillian is the first debater at UVM to be President of the Lawrence Debate Union for four years. She was instantly recognized as a leader even in her first year, and her performance in these years has led to no one else being interested in challenging her for the office of President. She has fought numerous budget battles with SGA and has provided the LDU with additional funding. She has also worked to raise awareness about debate at UVM.

Jillian has been a strong force in recruiting new debaters. Her concerns are always with the novices, and she has been adamant about making sure the focus of the squad is always on the new debaters. During the last two years Jillian has also been the research director of the LDU, worrying about what other people are arguing and prioritizing research assignments. She has taken her share of those assignments, but has also monitored the research of others and helped countless assignments reach completion through her personal intervention.

Jillian has become a very popular instructor at various high school debate workshops, including UVM's WDI. At WDI she has been the head RA for three summers, and has also worked at camps at Catholic University, Emory University, and in Washington, DC. Her concern for students has always been about them personally first and about debate second, but no student has ever doubted Jillian's commitment to teaching debate as a tool for individual empowerment.

Jillian is awaiting graduate school and fellowship decisions and hopes to get a graduate degree in speech communication.

Jillian will be honored at the College of Arts and Sciences Honors Day ceremony in the spring.


POUGHKEEPSIE, NEW YORK HERE WE COME!

On to Marist College for the CEDA East Championships and the District 8 NDT qualifier.
TEAMS: Marty-Kern, Melander-Varela, Argiros-Hogan, Yeasir-Fletcher, Hitchcock-Cardan, massey-Muradian, Williams-Anderson, Lehrer-Aeschlimann. JUDGES: Helen & Justin Morgan Parmett, Eric Mates, Gordie Miller, Jen Knops.
FRIDAY 10:30 VAN: Helen, Justin, Jason H., Mio, Nick, Lindsey, Colin, Jen, Jillian.
FRIDAY NOON VANS: Tuna, Gordie, Eric, Carly, Andrea, Carlos, Ashley, Haroula, Tarik, Brady, Bent, Kayce, Nikki, Zoe, Jason W.


Vermont State Debate Tournament, March 6, UVM: Kayce, Ashley, Colin, Jillian, Charlie, Jason H., Carly, Tarik, Lindsey, Mike, Brady.
Speak Out, warm weekend, Spring, 2004
New England High School Parliamentary Debate Championship, Brown University, Providence, April 3-4, 2004


LDU BANQUET - Dinner, Saturday, May 1, 2004. Lindsey will coordinate.
Spring Public Debate in April, we need a hot topic.



Thur 6 PM Mandatory Strategy Meeting
MEET WITH YOUR PARTNER AND WORK THIS WEEK!
Thur 3:30 PM Bent-Jason Lindsey-Nikki
Thur 7:15 PM Tarik-Brady Nikki-Haroula


ANNALEI & KAVIKA & ANTHONY

Annalei McGreevy came by the office with her husband David and their beautiful child Kavika. They sent time catching up with old friends and sharing insights with expectant parents Helen and Justin Morgan Parmett. Things are going well up in the Northeast Kingdom and the house and land are convivial.

Anthony Pagan has now reached the ranks of the graduated. He stopped by the office to catch up on old times and let everyone know that he has been working with youthful offenders and is really enjoying it. Good luck, Anthony!


SEMESTER TWO

FEBRUARY
2/28-29 DISTRICT8/CEDA East at Marist

MARCH
3/12-14 Towson
3/19-22 CEDA Nats Louisville

APRIL
4/1-5 NDT Catholic Univ., DC


Research Director is Jillian Marty. Assignments accepted must be completed.

ASSIGNMENTS POSTED IN OFFICE.


NOW WITH 280 DIFFERENT PROGRAMS!
Watch Flashpoint from your computer screen whenever you want! You will need RealPlayer installed on your computer to become a part of our growing audience. Here are some recent programs now available at http://debate.uvm.edu/flashpoint.html. Watch on Burlington Channel 15 Wednesday 12:30 PM, Thursday 10 PM, Saturday 1 PM.

Next tapings: 3/27, 4/3, 5/1 all Saturdays.
SUGGESTED TOPICS FOR NEXT TAPING: Diet Craze, Missing WMD, Armenian Genocide, Remembering Edward Said, Nader for President?
Topics and panelists decided next week.

NEW FLASHPOINTS NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE:
#279: Korea Death Camps
#280: Budget This!
See them at http://debate.uvm.edu/flashpoint.html



SGA BUDGET MEETING reportedly went very well. Lots of people attended and gave stunning testimony of the value of debate as well as the kind of financial need the program has. A description of accommodations recently

TEAM LIST FOR CEDA NATIONALS: Colin & Jillian, Kayce & Emily, Lindsey & Jason, Brady & Tarik, Zoe & Mimi.

SWEATSHIRTS ARE COMING! Mimi Supernaw will coordinator the effort and take orders. She will come next week with style and color choices. Alumni and supporters will be able to order them via email.
FRONT: Lawrence Debate Union 2004
BACK: DEBATE THIS! or DEBATE THIS! with a concert style listing of places visited this year. Places include: Atlanta, Rochester, Croatia, Burlington, Cambridge, West Point, Miami, Oklahoma City, New York City, Winston-Salem, Slovenia, Denton, Dallas, Montreal, Ithaca, Chicago, Binghamton, Poughkeepsie, Baltimore, Louisville, Washington, Beijing.


SQUAD MEETS AT 6 PM EACH MONDAY NIGHT, 475 MAIN STREET, ALL WELCOME!


UVM DEBATE WAS #10 IN THE CEDA NATIONAL SWEEPSTAKES FOR 2002-2003.

OUR RECORD WINS LOSSES PERCENTAGE
PREVIOUSLY 177 221  44.4%
BINGHAMTON 27 32  
 TOTAL 204 253  44.6%
LAST YEAR AT THIS TIME 244 292  45.5%

ALWAYS CALL IT HUBER HOUSE!