12 September 2000

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.

SEASON BEGINS THIS WEEKEND IN IOWA

Aaron Fishbone and Mark Douglas will be debating this weekend at the season-opening debate tournament at the University of Northern Iowa, scheduled to be attended by over 75 different teams. Jackie Massey will be accompanying them. Mark Douglas is a Middlebury student, and this represents a new cooperative venture between UVM and Middlebury. After starting a policy debate team last year at Middlebury, Mark now has a substantial financial commitment from the college and they will be covering all of his costs. Aaron placed third at this Summer's World Debate Institute tournament while Mark finished first.

DEPART: OFFICE 6 AM FRIDAY - JEN KNOPS IS THEIR RIDE
RETURN: TUESDAY AFTERNOON


COMPLETE DEBATE INSTRUCTION NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE

Debate and argument training texts, huge number of instructional videos, and more available at the LDU website, DEBATE CENTRAL, the largest and most comprehensive debate website in the world.

Learning: http://debate.uvm.edu/learndebate.html
Videos: http://debate.uvm.edu/policyvideo.html


TEAMS NEED TO BE FORMED

Without teams you can't go to tournaments and can't get an evidence set. We have 30 debaters, so we should end up with 15 teams. Plane tickets will be purchased soon, and without formed teams to apply these tickets will not be purchased.

TEAMS: FISHBONE-WILKERSON, SWEENEY-HOAG, GERVAIS-PARMETT


NEXT SQUAD MEETING

MONDAY, 6 PM
475 MAIN STREET


MEETINGS & EVENTS THIS WEEK

TUESDAY 8:30 PM - NOVICE TRAINING
WEDNESDAY 8:30 PM - NOVICE TRAINING
THURSDAY PM - PRE-IOWA PRACTICE DEBATE
SATURDAY 3 PM - PRACTICE DEBATE HOAG-SWEENEY VS. WILKERSON-TBA
SATURDAY 5:30 PM - SPEAKING DRILLS WITH ARGUMENTS


OFFICE ISSUES

Take great care with evidence masterfile. Copy what you need and return it neatly.
New chairs have arrived for the debate office, be nice to them.
Computers are prioritized for debate work, not email.
Downstairs cleaning effort coming soon!


RESEARCH SYSTEM

Aaron Fishbone is the Research Coordinator.

ALL RESEARCH ASSIGNMENTS DUE BY WEDNESDAY
ANTHONY PAGAN WILL BE IN CHARGE OF PRINTING THEM.

COUNTRIES: BURUNDI EGIZI, RWANDA EGIZI, TANZANIA KNOPS, KENYA WILKERSON, DJIBOUTI SWEENEY, ERITREA PAGAN, ETHIOPIA PAGAN, SUDAN T SNIDER, UGANDA LOCKWOOD, SOMALIA FISHBONE


WORK STUDY POSITIONS

Give your paperwork to Tuna, and then we will organize a meeting. All work study positions will use a timeclock and will be closely supervised.


FLASHPOINT - WEEKLY TELEVISION SHOW

Greta Lockwood is the topic coordinator for this program. Please give her topic ideas NOW! Taping planned for weekend after this.


UPCOMING INTERNET DEBATES

October - Debate against Central European All Stars [Robinson et al]
November - Debate against Japanese team
November - First internet tournament


THE 2000-2001 YEAR-LONG TOPIC:
Resolved: that the United States Federal Government should substantially increase its development assistance, including increasing government to government assistance, within the Greater Horn of Africa.

THE PLANNED TOURNAMENT TRAVEL SCHEDULE:
September
16-18 Northern Iowa varsity
30-1 Rochester all
October
7-8 West Point all
13-15 Lewis and Clark varsity
21-22 UVM Novice/JV all
28-30 Harvard varsity
November
3-5 Central Oklahoma v-jv
11-12 Binghamton all
15-16 South Carolina (Women's Round Robin) varsity
18-19 Columbia University all
13-15 Wake Forest varsity
January
2-7 KC Swing a few
19-21 Miami (Fla) varsity
February
3-4 Vermont all
10-11 Cornell all
17-19 Heart of America varsity
23-24 East Regionals at BC all
March
3 VT HS States
7-8 Towson all
24-27 CEDA Nationals a few
29-2 NDT Nationals qualifiers only

COACHING STAFF FOR THIS YEAR:

Alfred C. Snider, Jackie Massey, Sarah Snider, Jeff Nichelson, Greta Lockwood


LDU ADDRESS-PHONE-EMAIL LIST NOW AVAILABLE
at http://debate.uvm.edu/ldulist.html


OUR RECORD

1999-2000 Season WINS LOSSES %
Final Record 376 349 52%
       

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