04-06-99

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, 656-4275 fax, asnider@zoo.uvm.edu email, and http://debate.uvm.edu/ldu.html web site.

 

VERMONT DEBATE WINS GRANT TO TRAIN NEW YORK HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

The Open Society Institute and the New York Urban Debate League have reached agreement with the Lawrence Debate Union to send 120 students and 28 coaches to the 1999 World Debate Institute to be held at UVM this August. Beth Breger, Program Officer at OSI, noted that the UVM program was chosen "based on the excellent national reputation of the University of Vermont's World Debate Institute." Students will join those already attending the high school portion of WDI. WDI Director Snider commented, "We have been working with the NYUDL and UDLs in other cities for over two years now, and we are deeply honored that they would choose UVM for this task as we are also pleased that they have decided to make such a large financial commitment to training inner city students." Snider noted that the WDI program would have to be substantially beefed up to handle the enlarged number of attendees. This will certainly be the largest event in its 17 year history.

BANQUET IS THIS SATURDAY NIGHT!

PLEASE MAKE PLANS NOW AND LET JUSTIN KNOW IF YOU ARE ATTENDING!
Email him at: jparmett@zoo.uvm.edu
PLEASE BRING ALL OF THIS YEAR'S AWARDS TO THE OFFICE BY FRIDAY

5:30 PM Reception in Waterman Manor, Top Floor, Waterman Hall
Fabulous view of downtown Burlington and Lake Champlain
6:15 PM Dinner is served
7 PM Senior Speeches and Awards
8 PM End

MEETINGS THIS WEEK

Handbook Planning - 6:30 PM Wednesday
Banquet Set Up - 5 PM Saturday

 

PUBLIC DEBATE APRIL 22

Resolved: that the United States should continue its current policy of being the world's police force.
Affirmative: Prof. Robert Kaufman (Political Science) & Robert Pontbriand (debater and SGA VP)
Negative: Prof. Will Miller (Philosophy) & Justin Parmett (debater)
Moderator: Raelynn Schwartz, East Debater of the Year 1998-99
Thursday, April 22, 1999 - 7-9 PM - Location to be announced

TIME IS RUNNING OUT TO ORDER A "SILENCE IS COMPLICITY" SWEATSHIRT!

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FRIDAY, APRIL 16 IS PARLIAMENTARY DEBATE DAY
Students will be participating in the first parliamentary debates held on the UVM campus on Friday afternoon. Instructional materials will be provided in advance. Those participating should contact Tuna to be partnered and paired.



UVM TO PRODUCE CD-ROM
In cooperation with UVM CIT & A&S Computing, the LDU's annual high school debate handbook will also be available as a CD-ROM. In addition to a longer version of the handbook on the national high school topic (Resolved: That the federal government should establish an education policy to significantly increase academic achievement in secondary schools in the United States) it will also contain extensive instructional materials for debaters, coaches, and judges as well as multimedia elements, including an exhibition debater on the topic for beginners.

FLASHPOINT!

UPCOMING SHOWS:
#188/#189 CATEGORIES - TAPING ON 4-11-99 AT 2 PM
Meet at office at 1:45 PM, Meet at Adelphia at 2 PM
A. Snider, Fishbone, S. Snider, Parmett, Winfield, others.

WATCH FLASHPOINT! Channel 15, Burlington Wed. 12:30 PM, Thurs. 10:30 PM, Sat. 1 PM
NOW OVER 185 SHOWS!

FLASHPOINT IS NOW AIRING IN SHELBURNE OVER SMALL CITIES CABLE, MONDAYS AT 8 PM

ALUMNI: YOU CAN STILL LISTEN TO THE REGGAE LUNCH

LDU coach Tuna still has his regular Wednesday noontime reggae radio show on WRUV-FM. But now, you can listen to it live through the WRUV website (http://www.uvm.edu/~wruv) or download and listen to various shows as mp3 files at the Reggae Lunch website (http://debate.uvm.edu/reggaelunch.html).

OFFICE NEWS
Move all evidence tubs to basement, put them on tables
Move all personal items to assigned shelves
Finalize organization of backfiles from this season
Decommission your current files if you are graduating
RETURN ALL BOOKS TO LIBRARY!

SQUAD RECORD 1998-99
#2 Debate School in the East (season long regional sweepstakes)

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