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
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The LDU placed an unprecedented three students on the All American Debate Teams named by the Cross Examination Debate Association for the 2000-2001 season. The awards were announced at the CEDA national tournament held in Tennessee. Junior Aaron Fishbone was named to the team to represent UVM. Usually only one student from each school can be named to the All American team, but since Shawn Wilkerson attends the Community College of Vermont (transferring to UVM in the Fall) it was possible that partners on the same team could be named to the All American squad. Aaron is a junior and Shawn is a sophomore.
Lisbeth Robinson, senior, was named to the Academic All American team. Lisbeth is a true LDU champion. She began as a novice last year and immediately moved to varsity and junior varsity debate. She was recently named as the top senior in her major, Biochemical Sciences. She has been accepted and received a fellowship for a unique graduate program at the University of Minnesota, where she will be attending law school as well as medical school to develop a legal and medical expertise in the area of toxicology. While debating successfully and staying at the top of her class, Lisbeth has also been an exemplary mother of the LDU's favorite child, Colby, who has accompanied her mother on numerous debate trips.
Future issues will
feature more stories about national awards recently received by the LDU students
The LDU announces
the date and location of its Awards Banquet for this academic year. Waterman
Manor will once again be the location for a celebration of another year of
debating and the community it has created.
A reception begins on the porch of Waterman Manor at 6 PM, please come early to see the magnificent view of Lake Champlain and to meet and greet. Dinner will follow before 7 PM.
The program will include speeches by graduating seniors, recognition of team achievements, recognition of those who have assisted us in our efforts, and the awarding of over $6000 in cash prizes for deserving students.
Menu includes: Choice of salads, grilled chicken, vegetable lasagna, rice and potato, vegetables, desert bar, breads, coffee.
Free for debaters and $15 each for guests, we especially encourage PARENTS to attend.
The Greek System debate will be rescheduled for later this Spring. Thanks to David Moss, Wendy O'Connor, and others for organizing this event.
Former LDU member David Grover is working with UVM debaters to put on a debate on global trade issues Tuesday, April 17, at 7 PM in Marsh Life Science 235. The debate will feature a student and a faculty member on each team as a run-up to the trade conference taking place in Quebec later this month.
This newsletter is now available as far back as February, 1999 on the LDU website. Just go to http://debate.uvm.edu/vofelist.html and choose the date and headline which interests you. Each week the new newsletter will be added.
1999-2000 Record: 376-349 52%
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