30 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.

IT'S A FAMILY AFFAIR
Babies, weddings, and other news of the LDU family


| Helen & Justin, expecting in May | Michael Malone & new baby |


| Dawn gets married | Daphne Spencer enjoys a bath |

COACHES EXPECTING BABY

Recently married Helen Morgan Parmett and Justin Morgan Parmett have announced that they are expecting a baby in May, 2004. Congratulations! No indication yet of name choices.

DEBATER HAS BABY

Michael Malone and his partner have had a lovely baby girl. The new arrival is keeping both Mom and Dad busy, although Mom was able to return to work.

ALUMNAE PLANS WEDDING

Lori Sherman is planning her wedding. She and Rob will be wed February 7, 2004. Contact Lori at vtsherman@hotmail.com about her plans.

ALUMNAE HAS WEDDING

Dawn Rabinowitz has married her beau Adam Norris. Their wedding was actually filmed for use in the TV program, A Wedding Story. Congratulations. Contact Dawn at flyingjustice33@MAC.com.

ALUMNI HAS BABY

This announcement is a little late, but worth the wait! At 11:44 p.m. on December 13, 2002, Daphne Hwang Spencer made her debut appearance, weighing in at 6 lbs. 8.3 ounces, and an impressive 19 inches in length (bigger than either of her parents were!). Daphne and mom (Cathy) came home on December 17, and her first night home was a long one for all concerned! The above photo shows Daphne is developing nicely. Contact Jerome at SpencerJ@GOVT.CO.CHARLES.MD.US.

VERMONT COACH OVERJOYED BY BBC NEWS

From the sublime to the ridiculous. LDU coach Alfred Snider has had an intense relationship with the science fiction television program, Doctor Who, to say the least. He is overjoyed by the news that the BBC is bringing back its most popular series of all time. Even the BBC says it is true!


ROCHESTER: UVM COMES IN FORCE

Twelve teams are ready to descend on the University of Rochester tournament this weekend. Varsity teams include: Colin Kern & Carlos Varela, Miosotis Perez & Nick Landsman-Roos (Middlebury-Vermont), Teresa Hill & Sheila Limprevil, Jillian Marty& Edwin Owusu, Nikki Muradian & Amy Myers, Timm Reimer & Leo Velez, Eric Mates & Kayce Massey. Novice teams (attending their first debate tournaments ever) include: Zoe Anderson & Michael Harrington, Karen Fortin & Vladimir Maysyuk, Ben Dzialo & Paula Zampieri, Dean Blumberg & Emily Sanders, Pat Mayer & Mimi Supernaw. Coaches and judges include: Tuna Snider, Helen Morgan Parmett, Justin Morgan Parmett, Gordie Miller, Jill Witney, Brian Cole, Charles Hoag, and Greta Lockwood

Van #1 leaves at 11:30 AM Friday: Justin, Helen, Nick, Mio, Jillian, Edwin, Sheila, Teresa, Eric, Kayce.
Van #2 leaves at 2:30 PM Friday: Brian, Gordie, Timm, Zoe, Mike, Greta, Leo, Jill, 2 more.
Van #3 leaves around 3:30 PM Friday: Tuna, Charlie, Nikki, Amy, 6 more.
Other novice teams will sign up for vans Tuesday.


MEET THE PEOPLE OF THE LDU - ZOE ANDERSON, NOVICE DEBATER

This is my second year at UVM, but I should be a junior by Winter Term, from taking AP and summer classes. I am trying to graduate early for the 2006 Olympics which are being held in Turino Italy. I like school, love philosophy and thrive on competition. My main competitive field is Boarder-cross, a snowboarding discipline which is almost just like Motocross; on snow. This last year I placed 3rd at Nationals and hope to make it to World's this year in British Columbia (Boarder X will be inducted into the 2006 Olympics). Aside from that, I have been campaigning for Howard Dean and sell T-shirts in my free time to raise money for my trip to BC in March! Until then, I hope to learn from my debating experiences to maybe one day enter in the field of Law or Politics.


MEETINGS AND EVENTS THIS WEEK

TUESDAY 5: 30 PM - FILING WORK SESSION WITH GRETA
TUESDAY 6:30 PM - COLIN & CARLOS VS. NIKKI & AMY WITH TBA
WEDNESDAY 1 PM - COLIN & CARLOS VS. TIMM & LEO WITH GORDIE
WEDNESDAY NIGHT - WORK NIGHT AT THE OFFICE
WEDNESDAY 4 PM - NOVICE TRAINING WITH TUNA
WEDNESDAY 8:30 PM - FLOWING & SPEAKING WITH HELEN & JUSTIN

THURSDAY NIGHT - MANDATORY PREP SESSION FOR ROCHESTER


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 ASSIGNMENTS WERE HANDED OUT ON MONDAY NIGHT.
MUST BE FINISHED BY WEDNESDAY 9 PM (EXCEPT POLTIICS)


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. Watch on Burlington Channel 15 Wednesday 12:30 PM, Thursday 10 PM, Saturday 1 PM.

NEXT TAPING PLANNED FOR WEEKEND OF OCTOBER 11 OR 12, TOPICS CHOSEN NEXT WEEK.


FROM THE SQUAD MEETING

UVM HOST TOURNAMENT: October 18-19, 2003. WE NEED PEOPLE TO COOK FOOD FOR THE TOURNAMENT!
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! 7 PM Lafayette 108.
Yom Kippur fast breaking next Monday, potluck, Helen & Justin's house.
SPEAK OUT: Friday, October 17 at Noon, in front of Tyler Theatre.


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 3 5  37.5%
OFF WEEKEND      
TOTAL 3 5  37.5%
       
LAST YEAR AT THIS TIME 5 11  31.5%

ALWAYS CALL IT HUBER HOUSE!