27 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.

VERMONT IS #1 IN THE EAST


THE REGIONALS SQUAD POSES WITH SEVERAL SILVER BOWLS

The University of Vermont won the first place sweepstakes award this last weekend at the Cross Examination Debate Association East Regional Championship Tournament held at Boston College. With 26 wins UVM was five wins ahead of the University of Rochester, who finished second. Cornell and the U.S. Military Academy were tied for third.
In the Open division Shawn Wilkerson and Jennifer Knops were 5-1 and finished Second after losing the final round 2-1 to Rochester. Shawn Wilkerson was named the Top Speaker. In the Junior Varsity division Lisbeth Robinson and Charles Hoag were 4-2 and finished Third after losing their semifinal round 3-0 to Cornell. The teams of Duane Compton & Dave Moss along with Casey Gervais and Meredith Parmett reached the elimination rounds and both finished tied for Fifth in the tournament. Charles Hoag was the Third Speaker, Meredith Parmett was the Ninth Speaker and Dave Moss (even though a novice) was the Tenth Speaker. In the Novice division Vilasa Campbell & Jillian Marty were 5-1 before losing 2-1 to a hybrid team from Cornell & US Military Academy in quarterfinals to finish Fifth. Claudia Greenman was the Fourth Speaker in Novice, while Heidi Semanie (in her first tournament EVER) was Seventh Speaker and Vilasa Campbell was the Eighth Speaker.
In a separate tournament to decide qualifiers to attend the National Debate Tournament things did not go as smoothly. Aaron Fishbone and Anthony Pagan were 6-10, losing critical ballots to Boston College, and did not qualify for the NDT. The squad offers a salute to them for giving it their all.


TOWSON/NOVICE NATIONS/JV NATIONALS HERE WE COME!

WE WILL LEAVE THURSDAY AFTERNOON, MARCH 8, 2001
TEAMS: Fishbone & Wilkerson, Parmett & Gervais, Pagan & Egizi, Soverel & Hill, Greenman & O'Connor, Moss & Trebilcock, Marty & Campbell, Gana & Witney, Cole & Arms, and Knops-Semanie-Sillin are looking for partnerships.
JUDGES/COACHES: Massey, A. Snider, S. Snider, Morgan (alum now at Pittsburgh), Lockwood, and perhaps more!


BANQUET SET FOR SATURDAY NIGHT, APRIL 28, 2001

Students, staff, parents, friends, supporters all invited. We celebrate our year, say farewell to those leaving us, and hand out lots of prize money! Long on fun, short on boring speeches, this is an event you won't want to miss. Location and menu to be announced, but circle it on your calendar now. Wendy O'Connor is in charge of planning.


TRAINING & PREPARATION

NOVICE TRAINING WITH TUNA: THURSDAY 5:00 PM.
JACKIE'S OPEN COACHING SESSION: SATURDAY 1 PM.
NOVICE PRACTICE DEBATE DAY: SUNDAY WITH JACKIE & OTHERS
MANDATORY PRE-REGIONALS STRATEGY MEETING: THURSDAY 9:15 PM


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


PRACTICE DEBATES

Tuesday 6:30 PM Marty & Campbell vs. Hill & Semanie
Thursday 6:30 PM Marty & Campbell vs. Gana & Witney
Thursday 8:30 PM Witney & Gana vs. Hill & Soverel
Saturday 2 PM Cole & Arms vs. Hill & Hoag
Sunday 11:30 AM Wilkerson vs. Marty & Campbell


SQUAD MEETING
NEXT MONDAY, 6 PM
475 MAIN STREET


RESEARCH SYSTEM

Aaron Fishbone is the Research Coordinator.

READ FILES, MAKE SURE YOU HAVE EVERYTHING, WE WILL DO A CASE SURVEY FOR TOWSON AND POST RESEARCH ASSIGNMENTS NEXT WEEK.


COMING UP!

TOWSON: Open: Fishbone-Wilkerson, JV: Pagan-Egizi, Gervais-Parmett, Novice: Cole-Arms, Soverel-Hill, Greenman-O'Connor, Moss-Trebilcock, Marty-Campbell, Gana-Witney.
CEDA NATIONALS: Fishbone-Wilkerson, Marty-Campbell, Knops-Trebilcock.

THE 2000-2001 YEARLONG 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 SCHEDULE:
March
3 VT HS States
9-11 Towson all
24-27 CEDA Nationals 3 teams


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


VERMONT HIGH SCHOOL STATES

UVM will be assisting with the Vermont Debate and Forensic League state debate championship to be held at Montpelier High School on March 3, 2001. The final rounds of both novice and varsity debate will be held in the Senate and House Chambers at the Vermont State House, scheduled to begin at 3:30 PM. Alfred C. Snider will be tabulating the tournament. Judges are sought. The final rounds will take place in the State House in the Senate and House Chambers.

Volunteers include: Lockwood, Trebilcock, McDonald, Witney, O'Connor, Moss.


SGA FUNDING REQUEST FOR 2001-2002

Meet in Debate Office at 3:15 PM Sunday, hearing at SGA at 3:45 PM Sunday. Tuna will prepare a fact sheet, Trebilcock, Marty, Robinson, and Compton will represent us.


FLASHPOINT TAPING THIS WEEKEND

Topics: Global Warming, Tax Cut Proposals.
Panelists: Fishbone, Campbell, Hoag, A. Snider, Witney, Lockwood
When & Where: Debate Office, Sunday, 2 PM


OUR RECORD

2000-2001 Season WINS LOSSES %
SEMESTER ONE 276 283 49%
CEDA East Regionals & NDT District 8 Qualifier 32 37  

TOTAL 2000-2001

308

320

49%

1999-2000 Record: 376-349 52%


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