25 February 2003

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 DEBATE WEEKEND IN BURLINGTON

UVM PLAYS HOST TO CEDA EAST CHAMPS AND NDT QUALIFIER


| DEBATERS AT MONDAY NIGHT MEETING EXTEND THEIR WELCOME TO VISITORS |

Burlington plays host to the eastern debate community this weekend as two tournaments, CEDA East Regional Champs and the NDT District 8 Qualifier, will both be held at UVM. The CEDA tournament will feature three divisions of debate. The NDT Qualifier will have eight teams competing for three bids to the National Debate Tournament held in Atlanta later this year.
The tournament will try to set new standards in hospitality, with real Danish pastries instead of bad doughnuts, fruit, free water and name brand soda throughout the tournament, candy handouts on day one, a pizza-awards assembly on Sunday, and a meal home-cooked by parents and family of debaters.
The schedule is as follows, come to Lafayette 108, the center of activities. ALL ARE WELCOME!
SATURDAY 3/1/03
8 PAIRINGS LAF 108; 8:30 ROUND ONE; 11:30 ROUND TWO; 1:30 LUNCH LAF 108; 2:30 ROUND THREE; 5 ROUND FOUR; 7:30 PM ROUND FIVE
SUNDAY 3/2/03
7:30 PAIRINGS LAF 108; 8 AM ROUND SIX; 11 AM AWARDS & PIZZA LAF 108; 12 ELIM #1; 2:30 ELIM #2; 5 ELIM #3; 7:30 FAREWELL

Assignments for the weekend include: Ballots Tuna, breakfast order Tuna, lunch #1 food Massey, Malone, Helen, Justin, Jen; lunch #2 food Tuna; publicity Tuna; registration Saturday AM Lindsey; breakfast #1 set up Jen; breakfast #2 set up Brian; welcome book Tuna; sign production Tuna; put up signs Charlie Michael; lunch #1 set up Shana/KT; lunch #2 set up Tuna; shopping Jen Kayce. ALL STUDENTS NEED TO HELP WITH CLASSROOM CLEAN UP ON SUNDAY!


HEART OF AMERICA RESULTS

"Some teams did better than we hoped and some did not do as well as we had hoped," was the report from Coach Justin Parmett over the phone about the Heart of America tournament held at the University of Kansas in Lawrence. Three teams attended. Lana Langsweirdt and Teresa Hill rolled out their new "slam poetry" strategy and found it was productive as they worked to get the kinks out of it. They lost their break round to finish 3-4. Colin Kern and Carlos Varela had the biggest surprise of the weekend. The two novices finished 3-4 in varsity at one of America's toughest tournaments. Sheila Limprevil and Jillian Marty were 1-6.
The tournament gave lots of chances to scout people for this weekend and the LDU watched the elimination rounds all day. Congratulations to Nate Gorelick and Ricky Garner of NYU who won the tournament, defeating Gonzaga in the finals.


DEBATE ACROSS THE CURRICULUM WORKSHOP WEBCAST

This event will be on March 5, 2003 at 3 PM ET. It will consist of a live webcast of the Debate Across the Curriculum workshop that the LDU will be presenting to UVM faculty at the Center for teaching and Learning. It can be viewed at http://www.uvm.edu/debate_theater/ and requires QuickTime 6 installed. This is the first of a series of webcasts designed to meet the needs of a global audience.


TOPIC AND TRAVEL

2002-2003 topic:
Resolved that the United States Federal Government should ratify or accede to, and implement, one or more of the following: The Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty; The Kyoto Protocol; The Rome Statute on the International Criminal Court; The Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights aiming at the Abolition of the Death Penalty; The treaty between the United States of America and the Russian federation on Strategic Offensive Reductions, if not ratified by the United States.

East Regionals: Marty & Limprevil (NDT Qualifier), in CEDA Open Langsweirdt & Hill, Cole & Knops, in CEDA JV Muradian & Hellmuth, Owusu & Meany, in novice Mates & Melander, Malone & Velez, Massey & Reimer, Varela & Kern, O'Connor & Friel. Judges: Morgan (NDT), Parmett, Lockwood, Egizi, Hoag, Jackson, Gervais, Greenman, Trebilcock.

Towson (tentative): JV Nationals Langsweirdt & Hill, Cole & Knops, Muradian & Hellmuth, Owusu & Meany, in Novice Nationals Varela & Kern, Mates & Melander, Reimer & Massey, Malone & Velez. Judges: Morgan, Parmett J, Parmett M, Miller, TBA.

CEDA Nationals, Phoenix (tentative): Marty & Limprevil, Knops & Cole, Langsweirdt & Hill, Varela & Kern, Massey & Reimer, Mates & Melander. Judges: Morgan, Parmett, Miller, Fishbone.

LDU travel schedule for Spring, 2003:
3/1-3/2 East Regionals/D8 at UVM
March, 14-16 Towson, 20-24 CEDA Nationals, AZ
April, 3-7 NDT, GA


AMOS TEVELOW SIGHTING

Legendary LDU debater is now a faculty member in communication at Ithaca College in New York. Seen here at the Cornell tournament looking just as guilty as ever.

Send in your pictures and news, as the ALUMNI EDITION will be coming up in the Spring!

 


RESEARCH THIS WEEK

Jillian Marty is our research director.
THE RESEARCH LIST IS POSTED IN THE OFFICE! ALL ARGUMENTS MUST BE FINISHED BY THURSDAY NIGHT!


FROM THE SQUAD MEETING

BANQUET IS MAY 3, 2003! MAKE PLANS NOW!
BURLINGTON HS STUDENTS WANT TO DEBATE AGAINST US. SEE HELEN IF INTERESTED.
BURLINGTON HS NEEDS PEOPLE TO TRAVEL WITH THEM ON 3/8, SEE MATT FOR DETAILS.
SLAM POETRY EVENT RESCHEDULED TO AVOID CONFLICTS.

SPEECH REDO WITH TUNA: MATES WED 2 PM, MELANDER WED 11 AM, MALONE WED 1 PM, VELEZ THUR 4:30 PM


PRACTICE DEBATES THIS WEEK
FRI NOON MASSEY-REIMER MATES-MELANDER
FRI 5 PM MURADIAN-HELLMUTH MALONE-VELEZ
FRI 5:30 PM COLE-KNOPS MEANY-OWUSU


MEETING THIS WEEK

WED 8:30 PM MANDATORY STRATEGY MEETING
FRI AFTERNOON AND EVENING WORK IN DEBATE OFFICE TOGETHER


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/flashpoint.html

LAST SATURDAY WE COMPLETED #262 FUTURE OF THE SPACE PROGRAM AND #263 DEATH PENALTY

NEXT TAPINGS SCHEDULED FOR 3/8 HOPEFULLY

TOPICS: PROTEST AND RESPONSIBILITY; TBA

GRETA LOCKWOOD IS OUR PROGRAM COORDINATOR, LEAVE TOPICS IN HER MAILBOX.


SQUAD MEETING
MONDAYS, 6 PM, 475 MAIN STREET, ALL WELCOME!


OUR RECORD

 

WINS

LOSSES

%

PREVIOUS

237

 


278

 

46.0%

KANSAS

7

14

NEW TOTAL

244

292

45.5%

UVM DEBATE IS CURRENTLY #12 IN THE CEDA NATIONAL SWEEPSTAKES FOR 2002-2003
UVM Debate was #9 in both major national polls for debate in the USA for the 2001-2002 season.


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