28 September 2004

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.

PREPARATION FRENZY GRIPS HUBER HOUSE


| Jason, Nick and Shane prep in the Edwin room | Darlene organizes her briefs |

| Briefs waiting to be copied | Justin finishes an index |

Policy debate is a research intensive activity, as most of our readers know. No time is more research intensive than the days before the first tournament. With 14 teams headed to Buffalo this weekend the pitch has been feverish at Huber House. People are standing in line to use computers, the copier, and (of course) the paper cutter. Every possible flat surface is covered with pages and bits of paper. The laser printer and the copier keep on humming. People are exulting over the evidence they have found, are frustrated because of the evidence they cannot find, and the air is full of questions about the arguments that are being prepared. The seminar room (dedicated to Edwin Lawrence, of course) is a constant area of activity, with briefing, practice debates and training activities filling the room with sound and movement. Oh, and the Asian Studies program (our friends and neighbors here at 475 Main Street) also have a few classes there each week.

BUFFALO DETAILS:
We depart Friday at various times. A list of departures will be circulated on the debater listserv as well as posted in the office. The hotel is seven hours and four minutes away from us, according to MapQuest.
We stay in the lovely Blue Falls Motel at $45/night. It might be a good idea to bring an extra towel and a sleeping bag is not a bad idea.
We will return on Sunday with vans leaving as people are eliminated from the tournament.



NEWS AND NOTES OF THE LDU FAMILY

SHANE EGIZI from Hong Kong: "I finally received the LDU newsletter. I am happy to hear that LDU is going strong. I am now just entering my 3rd month here in Hong Kong. Everything is going quite well. I am teaching Kindergarten Chinese kids. They are really cute, but wow! They are a handful. I have settled into the city pretty well. Jess and I have found a few really good restaurants we frequent quite often. We found an apartment on the Kowloon side of Hong Kong. It is on a mountainside and is quite peaceful and clean. We were thinking of living right in the city but life is hectic here. We figured we needed to get away each night, besides we found a 3 bedroom apartment with a deck and balcony. It's pretty sweet. I have been to mainland China once so far and it was a big culture shock compared to Hong Kong. The city I went to was Shenzhen. We planning a trip to Beijing sometime this fall or during our winter break. I have some pictures that I will send eventually. It is quite hard when the only places for computer access are internet cafes. Good luck to all the LDU'ers. Keep in touch. My address is as follows and please give to anyone who wants to contact me.. Shane Egizi, 2/F 10L, Hing Keng Shek, Sai Kung, Kowloon, Hong Kong, Phone # (852) 2719-6263."

ANDREA (LOOBY) AMICANGELO: Finishing law school writes: " Things here are good. Jay and I moved to Erie, PA and bought a house. He is enjoying being a professor. Law school is going well. I will be a senior editor on the Law and Technology Journal next year. I am currently working at the District Attorney's Office in Erie, PA. I worked in a large firm last summer and now I am comparing that to criminal prosecution. I like it more than I thought that I would like it! I see that you have some tournaments in the Syracuse area. If you are in need of a rusty novice judge, I would be happy to help. I am sure it will all come back if you elect to have me judge for you. Anyway, I hope everything is going well. I am applying for judicial clerkships in Erie, PA and contemplating going back to the District Attorney's Office after graduation." jaleo1@hotmail.com

SEND US NEWS ABOUT YOUR LIFE AND EVENTS IN IT! LDU ALUMNI LOVE TO KEEP IN TOUCH!


SEMESTER ONE SEMESTER TWO
10/2 Buffalo
10/16 Rochester
10/30 Harvard,
10/30 West Point
11/6 Oklahoma
11/20 Columbia
11/20 Wake Forest
12/4 U Mass
1/5-7 North Texas
1/9-11 Texas at Dallas
1/29 Cornell
2/5 Northwestern
2/12 Binghamton
2/26 CEDA East/District 8 (Vermont)
3/5 JV/Novice Nats at Georgetown
3/19 CEDA Nats at San Francisco State
4/? NDT Nats at Gonzaga, Spokane, Washington

FLASHPOINT TELEVISION -- NOW WITH 290 DIFFERENT PROGRAMS!
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.
Next tapings: 10/19 2 PM, 10/23 2 PM.

10/19 is the next taping, meet at 2 PM at the office for a ride.

Suggested Future Topics: Free speech and protesting, Fogel's Vision for UVM.
COUNTDOWN TO PROGRAM #300 BEGINS
Now in the 290s it is only a matter of time (and not a very long time) until Flashpoint reaches its 300th show. Ideas are being sought for how this show should be done. Let us know of any ideas.



NOTES FROM MONDAY NIGHT'S 6 PM MEETING:

GREAT JOB ON RESEARCH ASSIGNMENTS! A FEW STILL OUIT, BUT THE MAJORITY ARE DONE AND NEW ASSIGNMENTS WERE HANDED OUT.
NEW RESEARCH ASSIGNMENTS DUE THURSDAY AFTERNOON!

PARTNERSHIPS: New partners include ANDREW PARK & GREG RHEAULT, NATHAN GAGNON & MATT SILVERMAN.
BUFFALO: Nelson-McMahan, King-Barone, Kimerer-Aeschlimann, Whiting-Brown Varela, Hitchcock-Sanders, Hogan-Yeasir, Landsman-Roos-Owusu. Brady Fletcher seeks a partner.
ROCHESTER (preliminary): Whiting-Brown Varela, Hitchcock-Sanders, Rosato-Perez, Landsman-Roos-Meany, Kimerer-Aeschlimann.
PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE: Watch the debate and comment for the press, 10/5, Chase, Nick, Ethan, Jake, Jason, Shane, Stephanie.
GOVERNOR DEBATE: At VPR on 10/26, ask questions as well as be in audience. Nick, Chris, Greta, Chase, Jason, Shane, Emily, Helen, and maybe Kayce.
CAMPUS SPEAK OUT: Zoe has a sound system and it is a go for 10/7 starting at noon. We will need postering help and set up help as well as lots of debaters to speak. Watch for posters coming Monday. Thanks to DJ BLT for helping us out.
INTERNET DEBATE: Hitchcock and Landsman-Roos debated Preble and Kimerer, with a taping 27 September for a showing later.
WORK STUDY: Jobs have been handed out, and they need to be done. Andrea Aeschlimann still needs to attend orientation with Tuna.
POETRY SLAM: Thursday 10/14 L&L Fireplace lounge. Charlie is coordinating.
SEMINAR ROOM: Stop leaving your stuff (orphaned piles of briefs mostly) in the room, as it also hosts Asian language classes.
HANDICAP ACCESS TO HUBER HOUSE: Stop blocking the back door with your evidence. We MUST remain accessible to all of our brothers and sisters who want to use this building.


NOVICE TRAINING TUESDAY AT 8PM FOR PARK, CLARK, BARONE, AND ANY OTHERS!

THURSDAY AT 5:40 PM SPEAKING DRILLS WITH LOCKWOOD

THURSDAY 6 PM MANDATORY STRATEGY MEETING -- BE THERE

Practice debate: Tue 7 PM Landsman-Roos-Owusu vs Hitchcock-Sanders with Snider
Practice debate: Wed 2:30 PM McMahan-Nelson vs Aeschlimann-Kimerer with Meany
Practice debate: Thursday afternoon (TBA) Whiting-Brown Varela vs Clark-Barone with Morgan Parmett


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


UVM DEBATE WAS #10 IN THE CEDA NATIONAL SWEEPSTAKES FOR 2002-2003.
UVM DEBATE IS #18 IN THE CEDA NATIONAL SWEEPSTAKES FOR 2003-2004.

OUR RECORD WINS LOSSES PERCENTAGE
PREVIOUSLY      
BUFFALO COMING UP!      
       
2004-2005 RECORD      
2003-2004 RECORD 315 374  45.7%
2003-2003 RECORD 334 384 46.5%

ALWAYS CALL IT HUBER HOUSE!