7 October 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.

STRONG SHOWING AT ROCHESTER
Ten teams attend, eight reach elimination rounds


| A few of the trophies won last weekend |

| Leo Velez is happy, Mike Harrington rests | Carlos Varela & Miosotis Perez |

The university of Vermont kicked off its East region debate schedule last weekend with considerable success. Eight of the ten teams attending reached the elimination rounds, the top speakers in varsity and junior varsity were from UVM, the second place junior varsity team and the third place varsity team were from UVM. Most importantly, a new crop of debaters was introduced to the activity and seemed excited about more debating and more tournaments to come.

Jillian Marty and Edwin Owusu finished third in the varsity division. Jillian was the top speaker at the tournament and Edwin was third. Miosotis perez (of Middlebury College) debated with UVM's Nick Landsman-Roos and finished fifth in the varsity division. Sheila Limprevil and Teresa Hill finished ninth in varsity. Sheila was the tenth individual speaker. Colin Kern and Carlos Varela were also tied for ninth in varsity, as were last year's novices Timm Reimer and Leo Velez. There was a separate set of speaker awards for students who were eligible as junior varsity, and Nick landsman-Roos was top speaker, Eric Mates was fourth, and Colin Kern was sixth. In a separate break-out debate for the top two junior varsity eligible teams not reaching the varsity elimination rounds, Eric Mates and Kayce Massey finished second. Nikki Muradian and Amy Myers also debated in the varsity division.

In novice debate UVM had three teams entered, with many more to come at future tournaments. Zoe Anderson and Mike Harrington as well as Pat Mayer and Mimi Supernaw made the elimination rounds but lost and thus finished ninth. Ben Dzialo and Paula Zampieri did well at their first tournament but did not clear to the elimination rounds.

UVM coach Snider received a strange award at the assembly, a genuine shepherds crook from Ireland. It had something to do with leading a flock. However, if UVM debaters anything they are NOT sheep.


UVM TO HOST TOURNAMENT

October 18 & 19 UVM hosts the 2003 Robert Huber Memorial Debates. Some 50+ teams from all over the East are expected to attend. Plans are moving ahead for the tournament, including:
-Delicious food prepared by parents, supporters, and debaters to delight the attendees, just as we have done for the last few years.
-Six rounds of top competition followed by elimination round debates.
-Administration by UVM coaches Justin and Helen Morgan Parmett, tabulation and pairings by Gordie Miller and UVM alumni Maxwell Schnurer of Marist College, and exciting night life provided by our many social directors.
-Unusual and provocative awards, as is our custom.
-A huge number of UVM teams competing.


MEETINGS AND EVENTS THIS WEEK

Aff Meeting, Tuesday, 11 AM, Nikki with Tuna
Speaking Drills, Tuesday, 7 PM with Greta
Novice training, Wednesday, 7 PM with Gordie
Skill Drills, Friday 11 AM with Helen & Justin
Practice Debates, Friday 3 PM & Sunday 2 PM
Speech Redoes, Saturday 3 PM with Brian


TRAVEL SCHEDULE 2003-2004

SEMESTER ONE
SEMESTER TWO
OCTOBER
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.


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.


FROM THE SQUAD MEETING

UVM HOST TOURNAMENT: October 18-19, 2003. WE NEED PEOPLE TO COOK FOOD FOR THE TOURNAMENT!
Vote through email this week on tournament issues.
Next week we discuss disclosure issues.
PUBLIC DEBATE ON TIBET: 10/25 Massey, Cole, Hill, Mates.
INTERNET DEBATE VS. SLOVENIA: Coming in November.
POETRY SLAM: Oct 11 is the big day! 7 PM Lafayette 108.
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
PREVIOUSLY 3 5  37.5%
ROCHESTER 27 34  
TOTAL 30 39  43.4%
       
LAST YEAR AT THIS TIME 49 53  48%

ALWAYS CALL IT HUBER HOUSE!