3 September 2002

News from Vermont Debate AKA 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. The newsletter is published every Tuesday during the school year and infrequently at other times. 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.

LDU TO ORGANIZE DEBATE INSTITUTE IN CHINA AS
OTHER INTERNATIONAL CONNECTIONS MATURE


| Zhang Hui and Sun Fei, Chinese debaters who attended WDI in 2001 | Coach Snider in Inner Mongolia before weight loss |

Through a cooperative effort between the Lawrence Debate Union, the UVM Asian Studies Outreach Program, the World Debate Organization, Inner Mongolia Normal University, and the People's Republic of China, UVM debate has been invited to organize a summer debate institute to be held in China in English. UVM coach Alfred Snider visited China in 2001 and found considerable excitement there about debating. Large crowds turned out for lectures about debating and many students formed clubs and activities devoted to debate.

That relationship has borne fruit as IMNU has offered to host a debate institute next summer. "It really is an exciting opportunity," noted Snider, "and it will be the first time anything like this has been held in China. I would have to thank my IMNU colleague Chen Yao and my UVM colleague Juefei Wang for their hard work and cooperation. The students are very verbal and analytical, and China is ready to take its place among major debating nations." The plan is to hold a seven day institute this summer in Hohhot at IMNU and invite students from various parts of China as well as other parts of Asia. "There is considerable debating activity growing in Mongolia and Korea, as well as established debating in places like Japan, and we hope to attract students from all of these countries," smiled Snider. A group of three US faculty will go to China to spearhead the effort.

In other international news, WDI faculty member Jason Jarvis has taken a faculty position at Kyung Hee University in Seoul, Republic of Korea. His Dean, Kyung-Ja Lee, visited WDI this summer as a guest. Jason hopes to expand Korean debating and already has stirred up considerable interest. Luis de Llano of Venezuela, who attended WDI as a guest this summer also, has returned to his home country to good news. He has been named Director of Public Communication for leading television station Televen, and reports that this should only help his drive to put debate in as many Venezuelan schools as possible. He is currently working with a consortium of universities, businesses, and educational organizations. Good luck, Luis! Also, Professor James Fegan of Wasada University in Japan is visiting the LDU this Thursday to learn more about our activities and ways to promote debating.


DEBATE SEASON #104

2002-2003 topic:
Resolved that the United States Federal Government should ratify or accede to, and implement, one or more of the following: The Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty; The Kyoto Protocol; The Rome Statute on the International Criminal Court; The Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights aiming at the Abolition of the Death Penalty; The treaty between the United States of America and the Russian federation on Strategic Offensive Reductions, if not ratified by the United States.

LDU preliminary travel schedule:

September
20-23 Georgia State
28-29 Rochester
February
1-2 Cornell
7-9 Western Washington
14-16 Kansas
21-23 East Regionals/D8
October
12-13 Columbia
19-20 Vermont
26-28 Harvard
March
28-02 Towson
20-24 CEDA Nationals, AZ
November
1-3 West Point
8-10 Central Oklahoma
15-17 Wake Forest
23-24 Binghamton
April
3-7 NDT, GA
January
TBA UMKC
TBA William Jewell
TBA Belgrade (Yugoslavia) Open
May
TBA Tercer Torneo Hispanoamericano de Debate

FROM THE SQUAD MEETING

EVIDENCE SETS WILL BE PRODUCED BY EACH PERSON COMPLETING AN ASSIGNMENT, BUT A WORK STUDY STUDENT WILL KEEP TRACK OF THE SYSTEM AND PRODUCE NOVICE EVIDENCE SETS.
KAYCE MASSEY HAS SOME NEW FUNDRAISING IDEAS SHE WILL BE SHARING WITH US!
STUDENTS WANTING A WORK STUDY POSITION SHOULD SEE TUNA SOON! ALREADY INTERESTED ARE SWEENEY, WILKERSON, MARTY, McDONALD, VALENTINE, HILL, S. MILLER.

POSTERS FOR THURSDAY RECRUITMENT! Trinity McDonald, Billings Langsweirdt, Lafayette Old Mill Hill, Library Cole, Waterman Langsweirdt, Votey/Perkins/Torrey/Kalkin Massey, Morril/Terrill/Marsh/Aiken Witney, Mance Cole, Living & Learning Limprevil Bryce, MAT Langsweirdt, CBW Converse Teresa, Harris-Millis Limprevil, Simpson-Mason-Hamilton Meany, WDW Meany, CWP Owusu, Gym Hellmuth. KEEP PUTTING THE POSTERS UP!


MEETINGS THIS WEEK

AFFIRMATIVE MEETINGS - WEDNESDAY 8:30 PM
RACHEL MEETS WITH TUNA - THURSDAY 3 PM
RECRUITMENT MEETING - THURSDAY 5 PM
VARSITY TRAINING - SATURDAY 1 PM
PRACTICE DEBATE - SATURDAY 3 PM
NOVICE TRAINING - SUNDAY 1 PM
PRACTICE DEBATE - SUNDAY 3 PM

POTLUCK DINNER - SATURDAY 9/7/02 7 PM
TERESA HILL'S PLACE - 241 SO. WINOOSKI #3 - 859-3347
FOOD SIGN-UP SHEET IN DEBATE OFFICE


FLASHPOINT TELEVISION SHOW

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

WANTED: PROGRAM DIRECTOR AND TOPIC COORDINATOR FOR THIS ACADEMIC YEAR

NEXT TAPING - WEEKEND OF 9/15-16
TOPICS SUGGESTED: USA-SAUDI ARABIA RELATIONS, MID-TERM ELECTIONS.


SQUAD MEETING
EVERY MONDAY, 6 PM, 475 MAIN STREET, ALL WELCOME!


OUR RECORD

 

WINS

LOSSES

%

2001-2002 SEASON

438

393

52.7

2002-2003 SEASON

0

0

 

TOTAL

 

 

 

UVM Debate was #9 in both major national polls for debate in the USA for the 2001-2002 season.


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