08-31-99

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.
The LDU meets every Monday night at 6 PM at 475 Main Street.

 

LAWRENCE DEBATE UNION BEGINS 100TH YEAR ON CAMPUS WITH BIG TURNOUT

IN THE FALL OF 1899 .... three UVM students decided to liven up the old campus with the practice of debating. E. P. Butler, Edwin Lawrence and his brother Robert created the University of Vermont's debating society which still exists and thrives today. During the upcoming academic school year we will be celebrating and commemorating the many people, events, and memories of the last 100 years. We encourage you to get in touch with us about ideas and memories.

The first squad meeting of the year was held on Monday night at 489 Main Street and was very well attended given that this was also the first day of school. New faces joined the LDU family, including: Ted Malley, an articulate Speech student; Daniel Serfer, a Florida first year with considerable debate experience; Anthony Pagan, a NYC first year who was the 1998-99 NYUDL Champion; Steph McDonald, a successful college debater who has transfered from Marist College; and Jaime Robertson, an Arkansas first year with considerable debate experience.

The LDU also announced its coachoing staff for the 1999-2000 year. Alfred C. Snider is the Director, while faculty member Jackie Massey, internet entrepreneur Terry McKnight, and law researcher Trond Jacobsen continue as coaches, but are joined by alum Justin Parmett. Rae Schwartz and Jeff Cedarfield will also be assisting.

LDU ANNOUNCES TENTATIVE 1999-2000 COMPETITION SCHEDULE

One or more may have to be cut based on travel costs.
September: 18-20 Northern Iowa Helen-Sarah 22-23 South Carolina RR Helen-Sarah 24-26 South Carolina 2-3 teams
October: 16-17 Rochester All 29-31 Harvard Helen-Sarah 30-31 West Point All
November: 6-7 Binghamton All JV-Novice 12-14 Central Oklahoma Varsity 20-21 Columbia Many 20-22 Wake Forest Varsity
January: 5-7 UMKC Vanload 8-10 Wm. Jewell Vanload 22-24 Baylor or Dartmouth RR Helen-Sarah
February: 5-6 Cornell All 12-13 Marist Many 19-20 Kansas Varsity 26-27 East Regionals at UVM All
March: 3-5 Towson-JV & Nov Nats Many 17-20 CEDA Nats-KC 4 24-27 NDT in KC Qualifiers only

CAMPUS RECRUITMENT BEGINS

Thursday, 9/2/99 6 PM -- Greta & Helen Host
Wednesday, 9/8/99 6 PM -- Helen & Jordan Host

Posters: Billings Sarah, Library Helen, MAT & HM Danny, L&L Anthony Jaime, CWP-WDW-Slade Danny Aaron, HSM Coolidge-Redstone Jaime, CBW Teddy Peter, Waterman Greta, Lafayette Old Mill Helen, Williams Greta, Marsh Aiken Adam, Kalkin Aaron, Torrey-Votey Anthony. KEEP PUTTING THEM UP AGAIN AND AGAIN. DO NOT PUT THEM WHERE THEY DO NOT BELONG!

MEETINGS THIS WEEK

Argument Strategy Meeting - Tuesday 9 PM
Flow Drills - Thursday 6:30 PM
Evidence Day - Saturday 10 AM
Filing Day - Sunday 10 AM
POT LUCK SUPPER - ALL INVITED - SUNDAY 7 PM 34 Bilodeau


PRACTICE DEBATES:
Tues 6:30 Helen-Sarah Anthony-Aaron
Wed 7 Danny-Aaron Helen-Sarah
Thu 7 PM Peter-Greta Helen-Sarah
Fri Noon Aaron-Danny Jordan-Anthony

WORK STUDY POSITIONS AVAILABLE
See Tuna if interested! So far: Peter, Greta, Anthony, Jaime, Helen, Steph

Email us! Huber House