23 September 2003

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.
The LDU meets every Monday night at 6 PM at 475 Main Street.

LDU PLANS SEASON-LONG FUNDRAISING EFFORT

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.


DISAPPOINTMENT IN ATLANTA

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

Hi, 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.


MEETINGS AND EVENTS THIS WEEK

WEDNESDAY 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


TRAVEL SCHEDULE 2003-2004

SEMESTER ONE
SEMESTER TWO
OCTOBER
10/4-5 Rochester
10/18-19 Vermont
10/25-27 Harvard
10/31-11/2 West Point
NOVEMBER
11/7-9 Central Oklahoma
11/14-16 NYU
11/15-17 Wake Forest
JANUARY
1/3-8 North Texas-Texas Dallas swing
1/31-2/1 Cornell
FEBRUARY
2/6-8 West Virginia
2/7-9 Northwestern
2/14-15 Binghamton
2/21-23 Kansas
2/28-29 DISTRICT8/CEDA East at Marist
MARCH
3/12-14 Towson
3/19-22 CEDA Nats Louisville

RESEARCH

Research Director is Jillian Marty. Assignments accepted must be completed.

RESEARCH ASSOGNMENTS WERE HANDED OUT ON MONDAY NIGHT.
MUST BE FINISHED BY SUNDAY NOON


LDU'S TV SHOW

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.

NEXT TAPING WILL BE SCHEDULED SOON.


FROM THE SQUAD MEETING

PRELIMINARY ROCHESTER LIST: Kern-Varela, Perez-Landsman-Roos, Hill-Limprevil, Marty-Owusu, Reimer-Massey, Muradian-Myers, Harrington-Anderson-Pascal want to go as novices, class teams.
UVM HOST TOURNAMENT: October 18-19, 2003.
PUBLIC DEBATE ON TIBET: 10/25 Massey, Cole, Hill, Mates.
INTERNET DEBATE VS. SLOVENIA: Coming in November/December.
POETRY SLAM: Oct 11 is the big day! Thursday at 7 PM also an organizing session.
SPEAK OUT: Plan for one just before our tournament.
Upcoming bios for the newsletter: Reimer, Mates, Anderson.


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


OUR RECORD

UVM DEBATE WAS #10 IN THE CEDA NATIONAL SWEEPSTAKES FOR 2002-2003.

OUR RECORD WINS LOSSES PERCENTAGE
SO FAR 0 0  
GEORGIA STATE 3 5  
NEW TOTAL 3 5  37.5%
       
LAST YEAR AT THIS TIME 5 11  31.5%

ALWAYS CALL IT HUBER HOUSE!