6 September 2005

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, alfred.snider@uvm.edu email, and http://debate.uvm.edu/ldu.html web site. To unsubscribe from the email version of the newsletter go to http://list.uvm.edu/archives/topicnews.html .

LDU RECEIVES GRANT MONEY TO HOLD EVENTS
UN Foundation with $1000, more to come

The LDU has received two $500 grants from the UN Foundation as part of their "The People Speak" program. The program takes applications for events covering specific topic areas and awards grants. The LDU applied for two grants to sponsor their regular television program, FLASHPOINT, in September and received approval on both. The funds can then be used to promote the events as well as regular activities of the LDU.

Plans are to submit four more grants, two for future FLASHPOINTS, and one for an on-campus speak out as well as one for a debate to be webcast on the Internet. For more information about this program go to http://www.thepeoplespeak.org/.


THREE LDU STUDENTS TO ATTEND INTERNATIONAL DEBATE ACADEMY IN EUROPE


| EU ambassador and USA ambassador at last year's IDA |

Now in its third year, the International debate Academy, held in central Europe over the Thanksgiving holidays, will be receiving visitors from the LDU this year. Nick Landsman-Roos, Leslie Keller and Jake Meany were chosen to attend the one-week instructional program. In its first year the IDA had 30 students from 5 countries, but in its second year had 68 students from 15 countries. The program includes seven days of rigorous debate instruction that also includes a tournament at the end. Faculty this year will come from the UK, USA, Serbia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Korea, Malaysia and Slovenia. If you want to see a video of the final round from last year (in English) go to http://debate.uvm.edu/watchdebate.html and look for the first debate in the column on the left. Perhaps next year we can see LDU students in that debate! The program is a cooperative venture with the Slovenian national debate program, UVM's World Debate Institute, and the USA embassy in Slovenia.


THREE NEW BOOKS FROM LDU FOLK

The second edition of Alfred Snider and Maxwell Schnurer's popular book MANY SIDES: DEBATE ACROSS THE CURRICULUM will be coming out this fall.
Alfred Snider has finished a book entitled VOICES IN THE SKY: RADIO DEBATING, aimed at being a production manual for using national radio debates to help The book will be released in September.
Robert Huber's excellent 1964 book INFLUENCING THROUGH ARGUMENT has been updated for the 21st century by Alfred Snider and will be released in September.



NEWS AND NOTES OF THE LDU FAMILY

CHARLIE HOAG miscegennation@hotmail.com
"Hey all, I survived the first week of classes. My cell phone is up and running. Here is my phone info: Cell: 919-260-1371 Home: 919-929-7824."
Charlie is a doctoral student in German in the University of North Carolina.

KATHERINE TOSI kat@katswindow.net
"Kat here! Just to keep you posted, I am now working in South Korea in a coastal town called Pohang at a preparatory school. Everything has a lego-land feeling and everything BEEPS. I have a video entry phone in my apartment, which is fun to play with. It was time to leave Burma. Things were getting more unstable all the time. Also, I am now a published contributing author in a book called To Asia With Love, a
travel guide for the region (http://www.toasiawithlove.com/) No money, just fame :) haha. I see that Jason Jarvis has been active in Korea building the debate community. Hurray! Could you send me his contact details? Please let me know if I could be of help. And perhaps I can get my school interested too. I'll test the waters. Lots of love to you. Keep on rocking. PS I just bought an IPOD and am in love with it."

ALUMNI! PLEASE SEND US YOUR NEWS AND PHOTOS!


LDU TRAVEL SCHEDULE FOR 2005-2006

SEMESTER ONE SEMESTER TWO

10/1-2 BUFFALO
10/15-16 UVM SCRIMMAGE
10/21-23 WEST POINT
10/29-31 HARVARD
11/04-06  CATHOLIC
11/12-14 WAKE FOREST
11/13-14 UMASS 
11/18-26 INTL DEBATE ACADEMY            

1/3-5 NORTH TEXAS
11/7-10  TEXAS-DALLAS
1/28-30 BARD 
2/04-06  TEXAS 
2/11-12  BINGHAMTON 
2/25-26  D8/CEDA EAST WEST CT  
3/3-5  NOV/JV NATS GEORGETOWN  
3/23-27  NDT NORTHWESTERN 
3/31-4/03 CEDA NATS DALLAS


FLASHPOINT TELEVISION

Watch Flashpoint from your computer screen whenever you want! You will need RealPlayer installed on your computer to become a part of our growing audience. Here are some recent programs now available at http://debate.uvm.edu/flashpoint.html. Watch on Burlington Channel 15 Wednesday 12:30 PM, Thursday 10 PM, Saturday 1 PM.
Next taping: September 10, Saturday 2 PM. Topics: Caribbean Colonies; Hurricane, Environment & health. Panelists: Fletcher, Benjamin, Atwood, Anderson, Snider.



NOTES FROM MONDAY NIGHT'S 6 PM MEETING:

NOVICE RECRUITMENT NEXT WEEK!
TUESDAY 9/6 5 PM Whiting & Meany; THURSDAY 9/8 5 PM Benjamin & Whiting; FRIDAY 9/9 4 PM Keller, Nelson.
POSTERS: Waterman Cark, Billings & Lafayette Anderson, Library Meany, Williams Keller, Aiken Kichura, Terril Kimerer, Bookstore Harlow, CWP Kichura, WDW Meany, Simpson Kichura, MAT Benjamin, Harris-Millis Wilson. DO IT!
Wed. Activities Day, in from of Billings: 10-11 Fletcher; 11-12 Nelson; 12-1 Anderson & Hitchcock; 1-2 Anderson, Hitchcock & Fletcher; 2-3 Harlow & Fletcher.

RESEARCH ASSIGNMENTS WERE CONFIRMED, DUE 9/23.

WORK STUDY POSITIONS: ALL DEBATERS SEEKING LDU WORK STUDY JOBS NEED TO SEE TUNA SOON WITH THEIR PAPERS IN ORDER TO RECEIVE A POSITION.

TEAMS NEED TO BE FORMED SO THAT THEY CAN RECEIVE AN EVIDENCE SET. TEAMS MUST FORMALLY DECLARE. NEW TEAMS ARE: KELLER-HARLOW, NELSON-McMAHAN, WHITING-CLARK, MEANY-FLETCHER, HITCHCOCK-LANDSMAN-ROOS, ANDERSON-SILVERMAN, BENJAMIN-PIGNATELLI, QUILL-HARRISON.

PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR TELEPHONE, ADDRESS AND EMAIL FOR THE CONTACT LIST.

THE PC IN THE OFFICE IS ONLY FOR EVIDENCE ARCHIVING. PLEASE USE MACS OTHERWISE.

TO JOIN THE LDU DEBATER LISTSERV GO TO http://list.uvm.edu/archives/debater.html


MEETINGS THIS WEEK

RECRUITMENT MEETINGS LISTED ABOVE

DEBATE PREP: SATURDAY 10 AM ON, SUNDAY 1 PM ON.

DRIVER TRAINING MEETING, SAT NOON 622 MAIN: HITCHCOCK, WHITING, FLETCHER, ATWOOD, SNIDER, AND MORE WELCOME!


SQUAD MEETS AT 6 PM EACH MONDAY NIGHT, 475 MAIN STREET, ALL WELCOME!


2004-2005 NOVICE DEBATE NATIONAL CHAMPIONS
2004-2005 JV DEBATE NATIONAL CHAMPIONS
UVM DEBATE WAS #6 IN THE CEDA NATIONAL SWEEPSTAKES FOR 2004-2005
UVM DEBATE WAS #18 IN THE CEDA NATIONAL SWEEPSTAKES FOR 2003-2004
UVM DEBATE WAS #10 IN THE CEDA NATIONAL SWEEPSTAKES FOR 2002-2003

OUR RECORD
WINS
LOSSES
PERCENTAGE
PREVIOUSLY
0
0
NEW
0
0
TOTAL
0
0
2004-2005 RECORD
323
328
 49.6%
2003-2004 RECORD
315
374
 45.7%
2002-2003 RECORD
334
384
46.5%

ALWAYS CALL IT HUBER HOUSE!