10 April 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.

FISHBONE & WILKERSON NAMED TO ALL AMERICAN DEBATE TEAM, ROBINSON NAMED TO ACADEMIC ALL AMERICA TEAM


Shawn Wilkerson & Aaron Fishbone | Lisbeth Robinson with partner Charles Hoag

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 and coaches.


LDU AWARDS BANQUET FOR 2000-2001
APRIL 28, 2001, 6 PM
WATERMAN MANOR, UVM

CONTACT: woconnor@zoo.uvm.edu

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.


LDU PLANS SPRING PUBLIC DEBATES ON GREEK SYSTEM & GLOBAL TRADE

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.


VOICE OF EDWIN NEWSLETTER NOW ARCHIVED ON THE WEB

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.


FLASHPOINT TELEVISION SHOW -- NEW TAPINGS

TWO SHOWS WERE TAPED LAST SUNDAY
Topics: Campaign Finance Reform, East vs. West: New Cold War?
Steph McDonald, Brian Cole, Aaron Fishbone, and Alfred Snider

Channel 15, Burlington - Wednesday 12:30 PM, Thursday 10:30 PM, Saturday 1 PM
Also available at http://debate.uvm.edu/watchdiscussion.html


MEETING TUESDAY NIGHT AT 6:30 PM

Each year the LDU puts together an argument and evidence handbook for the national high school debate topic which is then offered for sale as a book and as a CD-ROM. Proceeds from this project are used to assist students in attending the World Debate Institute as well as purchase computers, hardware, and software for use by the team.

Thanks to Lisbeth Robinson, Steph McDonald, Nick Soverel, Brian Cole, Charles Hoag, Teresa Hill, Duane Compton, and Shawn Wilkerson for volunteering to assist editor Snider in this project.


INTERNATIONAL EVENTS
COACH SNIDER ATTENDS EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCE IN CHINA, APRIL, 2001
UVM TEAM TO SANTIAGO CHILE FOR INTERAMERICAN SPANISH LANGUAGE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT, MAY 6-13, 2001, THIS TRIP MADE POSSIBLE BY DONATIONS FROM LOYAL ALUMNI AND A GRANT FROM AMERICAN EXPRESS. NICK SOVEREL WILL ASSIST IN SPANISH LANGUAGE TRAINING OF DEBATERS ANTHONY PAGAN AND JILLIAN MARTY DURING APRIL.



SQUAD MEETING
NEXT MONDAY, 6 PM
475 MAIN STREET

LOTS OF IMPORTANT ISSUES TO DEAL WITH!


OTHER

FUNDRAISING DRIVE COMING UP!
Think now about attending WDI 2001!
Consider being a TA next Fall for the debate class
Clear your evidence out of the first floor this week


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


OUR RECORD

2000-2001 Season WINS LOSSES %

TOTAL 2000-2001

348

365

49%

1999-2000 Record: 376-349 52%


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