10 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.

104th LAWRENCE DEBATE UNION MAKES PLANS


The LDU stopped its constant motion to snap a photo of those at the Monday night squad meeting

TEAMS FORM, PLANS ARE MADE, AND TWO UVM COACHES ANNOUNCE THEIR ENGAGEMENT
CONGRATULATIONS TO JUSTIN AND HELEN!

With 40 members on the phone list and after an intense weekend of work by the experienced debaters, LDU 2002-03 has begun to take shape. Recruiting has been strong, there are many returning debaters, and debaters who were once considered "younger" are now taking the responsibility of leadership, and leading by example.

New teams were formed, and included Mukherjee & Varela, Hellmuth & Bryce, Welch & Reimer, Balas & Suyarkulova, Hunt & Linder. Many of the new teams vowed to attend the first regional tournament at Rochester.

Alums joined in to serve as coaches as Abigail Trebilcock '01, now working for the Dean for America Campaign, announced her intention to serve as a coach and instructor. Longtime LDU supporter and alum Greta Lockwood '00 also attended to show her support and availability as coach and judge. They both got a hearty round of applause. They join other alums Charles Hoag '01 and Matthew Sweeney '01 as coaches, along with student coaches Shawn Wilkerson and Steph McDonald.


| Justin Parmett, UVM Alum & Coach | Helen Morgan, UVM Alum and Coach |

The real surprise announcement at the meeting was that two UVM coaches are now engaged to be married. Justin and Helen were on the debate team at the same time, but never debated together and did not date each other. Since then they went their separate ways for graduate school but a new bond grew and developed, and now they find themselves coaching for the old home team and about to create a new team of their own -- a family unit. Helen flashed the beautiful and large ring Justin gave her when he proposed, a ring his mother had worn and one that his family wanted him to use for his own marriage. Everyone is very happy for them, and the glow they gave off was obvious. They join other recent LDU matches, including Laura LaPierre and Glenn Ellingson, Erynne Ross and Matt Byrne, and Jethro Hayman and Cleopatra Jones. Stay tuned for more details.


TOPIC AND TRAVEL

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;
October, 12-13 Vermont, 19-20 Cap Cities, 26-28 Harvard
November, 1-3 West Point , 8-10 Central Oklahoma, 15-17 Wake Forest, 23-24 Binghamton
January, TBA UMKC, TBA William Jewell, TBA Belgrade (Yugoslavia) Open

February, 1-2 Cornell, 7-9 Western Washington, 14-16 Kansas, 21-23 East Regionals/D8
March, 28-02 Towson, 20-24 CEDA Nationals, AZ
April, 3-7 NDT, GA
May, TBA Tercer Torneo Hispanoamericano de Debate


RESEARCH THIS WEEK

Jillian Marty is our research director.
Aff research meetings took place on Monday
Neg Wave 1 is due Wednesday, completed sets of briefs
Neg Wave 2 is due Tuesday 9/17, completed sets of briefs


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.
WORK STUDY POSITIONS WILL BE OFFERED TO: SWEENEY, WILKERSON, MARTY, McDONALD, VALENTINE, GALLO, LIMPREVIL.
THE UVM TOURNAMENT WAS MOVED TO THE WEEKEND OF OCTOBER 12-13 TO AVOID CONFLICTS WITH CAP CITIES.
WE ARE PLANNING A PUBLIC DEBATE ABOUT THE INVASION OF IRAQ ON THUR. OCTOBER 10 AT 7 PM.
PRESIDENT JILLIAN MARTY ANNOUNCED THAT A LOOK INTO OUR SGA BUDGET FOUND AN EXTRA $1000 IN OUR INCOME ACCOUNT!


MEETINGS THIS WEEK

NOVICE TRAINING #1: WED. 2:30 PM
NOVICE TRAINING #2: THUR 9 PM
NOVICE TRAINING #3: SUNDAY 3 PM
ADVANCED TRAINING: SUNDAY 2 PM
PRACTICE DEBATE SAT 3 PM OWUSU-LIMPREVIL MARTY MEANY
PRACTICE DEBATE MON 1:30 BRYCE-HELLMUTH COLE-HILL
PRACTICE DEBATE SUN 11 AM OWUSU-LIMPREVIL HILL-COLE
OTHER PDS WERE SCHEDULED BUT THE LIST WAS TAKEN DOWN!


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 - HOPEFULLY 9/15, MEET AT OFFICE AT NOON
TOPICS: TRANSPORTATION WITHOUT PRIVATE CARS; MID-TERM ELECTIONS
HOAG, SNIDER, REIMER, GALLO, MASSEY


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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