10-12-99

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. Alfred C. Snider is the Director. 802-656-0097 voice, 802-238-8345 mobile, 656-4275 fax, asnider@zoo.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.

VERMONT QUARTERLY TO FEATURE LAWRENCE DEBATE UNION

The Lawrence Debate Union will be featured in an upcoming issue of the VERMONT QUARTERLY magazine. Lynda Majarian (lynda.majarian@uvm.edu) is writing the story and is anxious to hear from alumni, students, staff, parents, and others. Feel free to email her with your comments, memories, etc. The story will be set around the 100th year of Vermont Debate, but focus more on what is happening now and how the LDU is changing and has changed lives.


ON TO ROCHESTER -- HUGE TEAM IN A BIG BUS

TEAMS: Varsity: Morgan-Snider, Lockwood Douglas (Vermont-Middlebury)
Junior Varsity: Serfer-Fishbone
Novice: UVM: McDonald-Pagan, Malley-Weidhorn, Miller-Bernstein, ????-Robinson, Towne-Alexander, Henchel-Thompson, Clark-Winfield
SPCH Class: Gilpatric-Luntz, Mullany-Chartan, Dooling-Eisenstadt, Cardile-Demming, Borsman-Dempsey, Ronshagen-Reynolds, Etherington-Sullivan, Gervais-Parmett.
Trinity: Gana-Engle, Cruise-Littlefield
Vermont/Trinity: Jewers-Zarenner
Coaches/Judges: Snider, Massey, Jaconson, Parmett, Ellis, Schwartz, McGreevy, Hewitt, Wilkerson, Geller, TBA.

DEPARTURE & TRANSPORTATION BE ON TIME! 4:15 PM Friday is load up, 4:30 PM is departure. The later we leave the later we arrive.
Packing: Evidence (separate stuff to work on in bus, no room at hotel to work), supplies, luggage (take it easy, no need to dress up unless you want to), towels. 1/3 = sleeping bag & pillow for Econolodge rooms (4 becomes 6).
Bus: 57 passenger, lavatory, music, videos, sit next to partner, get some work done.
SATURDAY MORNING LEAVE FROM HOTEL AT 7 AM! Be on time or take a taxi to the tournament.
SUNDAY MORNING LEAVE FROM HOTEL AT 7:30 AM! You must move out of the hotel and pack into the van.
PLAN TO RETURN VERY LATE SUNDAY NIGHT!

FOOD You will get $20 as a food money bonus. Gift of Edwin W. Lawrence. Friday night we will stop for fast food on the NY Thruway. Please be prompt! Tournament will provide beverages, bagels, muffins for breakfast. Lunch provided on Saturday - pizza. Dinner Saturday night is still being planned. Bring food if you want, but do not trash the bus.

TOURNAMENT PROCEDURES: You will be assigned a coach pair. When pairings come out find that coach, who will be nearby. Have pen and paper ready to receive coaching. 8-3-5-8 are the times. Schedule attached. Always see your coach before rounds. It may mean you have to hurry. Be on time to your debates, but still see a coach. Fill out round report forms. Never give up. Keep learning. Fill your speech times. Represent us. Stay positive. Winning and losing is no big deal. It is all about learning. Learn and the wins will come!


INTERMEDIATE TRAINING Wed. 10/14 7 PM 475 Main

NOVICE TRAINING -- SURVIVAL SKILLS FOR THOSE WHO HAVE NEVER BEEN TO A TOURNAMENT Friday 10/15 11 AM 475 Main

ARGUMENT DAY -- NO CLASSES AT UVM, DEBATE OFFICE OPEN AND STAFFED ALL DAY Friday 10/15 4 PM 475 Main


RESEARCH AND ARGUMENT ASSIGNMENTS -- DUE BY WED. AM
AFF: Sarah, Justin, Jackie
NEG: Cuba Sarah. Iran Jackie, Iraq Justin, Syria Greta, NKorea Andy, Nuclearism Justin, Normativity Helen, Genetic manipulation Aaron, Corporations Justin, Proliferation & NMD Tuna, WTO bad Sarah, CTBT Justin, Disaster pornography Sarah.
BACKFILES: South Carolina evidence, Anarchy answers, World government answers, Sports bad, Essentialism, Topicality all/nearly all.


PRACTICE DEBATES
Tues 5 PM Pagan-McDonald Miller-X with Andy (?)
Wed 6 PM Alexander-Towne Pagan-McDonald with Trond
Thurs 5 PM Malley-Weidhorn Gilpatric-Luntz with Justin
Thurs 7 PM Serfer-Fishbone Clark-Winfield with Trond
Thurs 7 PM Henchel-Thompson Jewers Zerenner with Jackie
Fri 1 PM Clark-Winfield Alexander-Towne with Justin


FALL TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE
10/16-17 Rochester
10/29-31 Harvard
10/30-31 West Point/USMA
11/6-7 Binghamton
11/12-14 Oklahoma
11/20-21 Columbia
11/20-22 Wake Forest


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