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, firstname.lastname@example.org
email, and http://debate.uvm.edu/ldu.html
IT'S NOT JUST
ASKING ALUMNI FOR MONEY ANY MORE
| Raising money AND campaigning to name it HUBER HOUSE! |
The LDU has set a fundraising goal of $10,000 for the current school year. The plan is to raise at least $2000 by the end of November and all of it by the end of February. Kayce Massey (chair), Jill Witney, Greta Lockwood, and Eric Mates will be leading the way. The funds will be used to finance more teams to attend the holiday "swing" which has moved to Dallas, Texas, as well as send more teams to CEDA Nationals and finance a trip to the NDT.
There were a number
of new ideas presented at the first brainstorming meeting, and while not all
of them will pan out many of them look promising. They include:
- Having a fundraising concert with a well-known band, and we have a potential financial backer who will put up the funds.
- Providing programs for service club meetings in exchange for a donation.
- Producing overpriced LDU clothing.
- Introducing an LDU "Hall of Fame," and after inducting Edwin Lawrence and Robert Huber, opening up donations in the name of former debaters. Reach $500 and gain entry.
- Providing hot beverages and warm muffins on cold days.
- Asking those we do a lot of business with for cash or in-kind donations.
- Holding fundraisers at local clubs, including "Coyote Ugly Night."
- Holding a "Debateathon" or "Talkathon" and sign up sponsors in advance.
- Provide public speaking and argumentation training for any local group.
- More in the works!
The effort will also involv e the beginning of a campaign to officially name 475 Main Street "Huber House" in recognition of the long service by UVM coach Robert Huber, without whom the LDU would not exist today. This will involve both attempts to raise funds for this purpose as well as an active campaign inside the university to recognize Huber in this way.
Things got off to a rough start for the LDU this weekend, even before the team left, flying into the face of Hurricane Isabel. Jake Meany lost his wallet the night before and so had no identification to get on the plan on Friday, and thus had to stay home. His partner Sheila Limprevil continued the trip to observe and assist. Now down to one team at the tournament, Jillian Marty & Edwin Owusu, the LDU racked up a record of 3-5, less than hoped for. The team was 2-2 on the affirmative and 1-3 on the negative. All spent Monday scouting other teams and arguments so that we can make a positive step forward.
MEET THE PEOPLE OF THE LDU - HEALTHER BALDYGA, FIRST YEAR STUDENT
I am Heather Baldyga and I have participated in debate since my sophomore year
of high school. I first started out as a time keeper and eventually became a
co-captain of my high school debate team. Last year, my partner and I along
with another team from my school took second place in the novice division. Debate
has taken away my anxiety of speaking in front of a crowd. I
am from Westfield, Massachusetts where I attended Westfield High School. As well as being on the debate team, I was also a member of the Young Republicans Club, the foreign language club, and key club. Before entering my junior year of high school, I was a student ambassador through the People to People
program. For three weeks, I visited England, Ireland , Scotland, and Wales where I learned about the variety of cultures. The summer prior to senior year, I participated in the German American Partnership Program. I lived in Germany with a host family for a month, and my family hosted my exchange partner during the spring. This was a wonderful experience, because I got to experience life in a foreign country. I enjoy skiing, playing tennis, and playing with my dog in my free time.
2 PM HOW TO RESEARCH WITH TUNA, TIMM, KAYCE, NIKKI, CARLOS
THURSDAY 5 PM NOVICE TRAINING SESSION #2 WITH TUNA
SATURDAY 10 AM DEBATE DRILLS
SATURDAY NOON FREE LUNCH FOR THOSE DOING DRILLS
SATURDAY 1 PM ARGUMENT REVIEW & STRATEGY SESSIONS
SATURDAY 3 PM PRACTICE DEBATE NICK & MIO VS. COLIN & CARLOS
SUNDAY 2 PM ORGANIZE FILES WITH GRETA
SUNDAY AFTERNOON SIGN UP FOR PRACTICE DEBATES
10/31-11/2 West Point
11/7-9 Central Oklahoma
11/15-17 Wake Forest
1/3-8 North Texas-Texas Dallas swing
2/6-8 West Virginia
2/28-29 DISTRICT8/CEDA East at Marist
3/19-22 CEDA Nats Louisville
Research Director is Jillian Marty. Assignments accepted must be completed.
WERE HANDED OUT ON MONDAY NIGHT.
MUST BE FINISHED BY SUNDAY NOON
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NEXT TAPING WILL BE SCHEDULED SOON.
UVM DEBATE WAS #10 IN THE CEDA NATIONAL SWEEPSTAKES FOR 2002-2003.
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