04-13-99

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.

 

ANNUAL BANQUET A HUGE SUCCESS

Over 70 people, including many, many parents, attended the 1999 Lawrence Debate Union Awards Banquet held atop Waterman in the Waterman Manor, complete with a dramatic porch view of the beautiful Champlain Valley. Senior speeches were given, including Jonathan Brill, Fiona Mahoney, Annalei McGreevy, Carla Mirabelli, Kenan Osmanovic, Justin Parmett, Robert Pontbriand, David Poole, and Rae Lynn Schwartz. Awards were presented. Marty Chausse of the Carlson-Wagonlit Travel Agency on campus received the "Friend of Debate" award for her service in keeping our travel costs down. Aaron Fishbone was the Frank Sonneborn Award winner as the top first year debater. Greta Lockwood received the Edward Butler Prize. Peter Winfield and Aaron Fishbone received Robert E. & George Lawrence Awards. The big cash prizes, coming from the Robert Ashton Lawrence Class of 1899 Debate Excellence prize fund (amount to $4980.00) were given to Sarah Snider, Rae Lynn Schwartz, Helen Morgan, Justin Parmett, and Greta Lockwood. To see the banquet booklet and pictures of the event, check out http://debate.uvm.edu/ldu/banquet99.html.

MEETINGS THIS WEEK

Handbook Planning - 6:00 PM Wednesday
Parliamentary Debates - 5 PM Saturday

 

PUBLIC DEBATE APRIL 22

Resolved: that the United States should discontinue its current policy of being the world's police force.
Affirmative: Prof. Will Miller (Philosophy) & Justin Parmett (debater)
Negative:Prof. Robert Kaufman (Political Science) & Robert Pontbriand (debater and SGA VP)
Moderator: Raelynn Schwartz, East Debater of the Year 1998-99
Thursday, April 22, 1999 - 7-9 PM - 235 Marsh Life Science (auditorium)

FRIDAY, APRIL 16 IS PARLIAMENTARY DEBATE DAY


Students will be participating in the first parliamentary debates held on the UVM campus on Friday afternoon at 5 PM, please be prompt. Instructional materials will be provided in advance. You can find them at http://debate.uvm.edu/meanyparli.html. Those participating should contact Tuna to be partnered and paired. Judges are wanted!
TEAMS: Helen-Greta, Rob-Peter, Kenan-Aaron, Matt-Charlie
JUDGES: Jackie, Anna, and more are sought!



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!
NOW YOU CAN WATCH IT ON THE INTERNET

Just go to the Debate Central video page http://debate.uvm.edu/video.html and get help downloading the free RealPlayer software, and then check out the first Flashpoint to be streamed to the internet at pnm://real.uvm.edu/flashpoint/0499.rm

UPCOMING SHOWS:
#19 IDENTITY POLITICS #191 FEMINIST JURISPRUDENCE - TAPING ON 4-18-99 AT 2 PM
Meet at office at 1:45 PM, Meet at Adelphia at 2 PM
Greta, Sarah, Helen, Rae, Pete, Tuna, 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).

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