27 September 2005

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SEASON BEGINS IN BUFFALO THIS WEEKEND : Enough prep, squad ready to debate


| Lawrence room full of work | Computer room data traffic jam |

Almost all the research assignments are in, updates are being done, intelligence reports on what people are saying are being evaluated, teams are organizing their files, and practice debates are being held.
Friday the LDU leaves for Buffalo to begin the 2005-2006 season.
Varsity teams: Landsman-Roos & Hitchcock, Clark & Whiting, Keller & Harlow.
JV teams: Kichura & Anderson, Wilson & Kimerer, Benjamin & Pignatelli.
Novice teams: Brown & Thibault, Hoke & Lalament, Corcoran & Chapman, Lavallee, Jokajtys.
Coaches & Judges: Snider, J. Morgan Parmett, Lockwood, Sanders, Kern, Nelson.
Van #1 leaves at 11 AM: Snider, Lockwood, Kern, the rest TBA.
Van #2 leaves at 12:30 PM: Kichura, Whiting, Clark, Benjamin, Pignatelli, Wilson, Anderson, Kimerer, the rest TBA.
Van #3 leaves at 1:30 PM: Hitchcock, Landsman-Roos, Keller, Harlow, the rest TBA.
TBAs include: Sanders, Nelson.
Justin will handle disclosure by Thursday night.


HISTORY CHANNEL AUDITIONS

Auditions to be videoed sometime this week if we can schedule it. Those interested include Harlow, Jokajtys, Kichura, Fletcher, Benjamin, Nelson. Email will determine times.

Each student should give a short 3-4 minute speech about some issue they care a lot about, simulating a debate if possible. The HC is looking for articulate speakers who are comfortable in front of a camera. If UVM is selected the debaters wqill be flown to NYC for a taping of a debate against another school that will be shown on the HC's national feed. There will also be a separate debate competition with a $5000 prize for the school who stages the best debate.


TOURNAMENTS LOOM AHEAD: UVM SCRIMMAGE, WEST POINT, TEXAS

Teams began signing up for travel at the squad meeting this week.
WEST POINT: Nelson-McMahan, Clark-Whiting, Harlow-Keller, Benjamin-Pignatelli, Kimerer-Wilson, Landsman-Roos-Hitchcock, Brannan-Kaelber, Anderson-Kichura, and more.
UVM SCRIMMAGE: The LDU will also host a intra-squad tournament on campus. All will be debating and judging.
TEXAS IN JANUARY: Landsman-Roos-Hitchcock, Keller-Harlow, Clark-Whiting, Wilson-Kimmerer, and more can apply. Probably four teams will go.



NEWS AND NOTES OF THE LDU FAMILY

SEEN AT HUBER HOUSE

AARON FISHBONE
Aaron has returned from the Middle East and Estonia and is now working part time while remaining able to travel and keep his options open. He is continuing to work with IDEA and was in Burlington to help Anthony and Amanda Pagan celebrate their marriage now that they are back in the states after Anthony was based in Korea.
Aaron will be working on a major alumni LDU fund drive this year.

<==Aaron with Megan Harlow, Julia Benjamin and Stephanie Kimerer

 

 

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DOCTOR WHO THEATER RETURNS TO BURLINGTON
MONDAYS AT 8:15 PM. EMAIL alfred.snider@uvm.edu FOR A SCHEDULE!


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.
Last taping: September 17, Saturday 2 PM. Topics: Caribbean Colonies; Hurricane, Environment & health. Panelists: Fletcher, Anderson, Snider, Whiting.

Next taping: 10/29 if studio space is available.



NOTES FROM MONDAY NIGHT'S 6 PM MEETING:

THE UN FOUNDATION HAS GIVEN TWO NEW $500 GRANTS TO THE LDU FOR EVENTS IN OCTOBER, INCLUDING AN ALL-CAMPUS SPEAK OUT AND A STREAMING VIDEO INTERNET DEBATE.

BRADY WILL START PLANNING THE OCTOBER 6 SPEAK OUT.

ADDITIONAL RESEARCH ASSIGNMENTS WERE GIVEN, DUE THURSDAY AT 5 PM.

ALL TEAMS DECIDED TO DISCLOSE AT BUFFALO -- JUSTIN WILL COORDINATE.

MORE PEOPLE STILL NEED TO GET DRIVER TRAINING FOR VANS!

TEAMS MUST HAVE MEETINGS WITH COACHES -- STILL TO DO SO ARE WHITING-CLARK.

WORK STUDY POSITIONS: CHASE IS EVIDENCE, JULIE IS MIDDLE SCHOOL, LESLIE IS FUNDRAISING, STEFFI IS EVIDENCE ARCHIVING, BUT ALL SHOULD HELP CHASE PRINT THE EVIDENCE.

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

NOVICE TRAINING PART THREE: THURSDAY 7 PM
MANDATORY BUFFALO STRATEGY BRIEFING: THURSDAY 8 PM

PRACTICE DEBATES
WED 6:30 PM JULIA-TONI VS. COLIN-EMILY
THUR 5 PM CHASE-SHANE VS. BRADY-JEFF JUDGE TBA


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%

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