14 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.

UVM HOSTS HUBER DEBATES
NICE LEAVES AND GOOD HOSPITALITY

| Crowd chows down at last year's tournament |

UVM and the Lawrence Debate Union once again honor Robert "Doc" Huber, who coached at UVM for over 40 years, won championships, and created a secure endowment for UVM debate by getting Edwin Lawrence to invest in future debaters. The tournament is a conscientiously scheduled tournament so that all east region teams will be able to attend and there is a weekend "free" of other East tournaments on either side. The highlights will be the hospitality of the LDU crew, especially in terms of lunch on Saturday. Last year UVM debaters, parents, and alums got down to doing some good cooking and provided everyone with great home cooked dishes to fit a wide variety of tastes. This year we hope to do more of the same.
Rounds on Saturday October 18th will be at 8:30 AM, 11 AM, 2:30 PM, 5 PM, and 7 PM. Sunday the sixth round will be at 8 AM, with awards, announcements, and more food following at 11:30. The elimination rounds will be at 12:30, 2:30 PM, 4:30 PM, and the finals at 6:30 PM. Events are centered in Lafayette Hall on the main campus. All are invited.

 

UVM teams, by a vote of the squad, will debate in prelims but will not qualify for elimination rounds. Also, it was decided that disclosure of your aff is due to Gordie on Thursday at worlddebate2003@hotmail.com.

TEAMS: Harrington-Anderson, Greenbaum-Baldyga, Landsman-Roos-Perez, Myers-Muradian, Mates-Massey, Varela-Kern, Velez-Reimer, Hill-Marty-others, Cardan-Hitchcock, Fortin-Rand, Wright-Lehrer, Dzialo-Zampieri, Sanders-Blumberg, Mayer-Supernaw.

JUDGES: Lockwood, Cole, Knops, Witney, Hoag, both Morgan Parmetts if needed. Other judges may include Ramsey, Crittenden, Jackson.

HOUSING: 12 Marist people, 5 Buffalo people.

Watch for:
-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.

AND THE PEAK OF THE LEAF SEASON!


SNIDER TO ATTEND WORLD DEBATE SUMMIT IN CROATIA

Coach Alfred "Tuna" Snider will be attending the International Debate Education Association global assembly in Dubrovnik, Croatia this weekend. Attended by debate organizers from over 35 countries, it is an excellent opportunity for networking and outreach. Snider will be chairing a panel and responding to papers written by scholars from Japan, Hungary, Kazakhstan, and Moldova. The title of the panel is entitled, "Argumentation and advocacy in contemporary politics."

<== Last year's meeting, Krakow, Poland

Plans will be afoot for developing a faculty base for the World Debate Institute session to be held in China in April, 2004, as well as preparations for the All-Balkan Debate Workshop Snider will be directing over the Thanksgiving break. There is also hope of attracting more international students to WDI, as well as possible plans to hold a WDI session in Europe.


MEETINGS AND EVENTS THIS WEEK

Friday night pre-tournament prep night - Gordie
Wed 8:30 PM Beat the Farm Bill case - Gordie & Brian
Wed 7 PM Win on the neg with Movements - Justin
Thursday 7 PM Speaking Drills - Greta
Thursday 8 PM Novice Training - TBA
Friday 5 PM Heather, Suzie & other Novices Prep - Lindsey
Wed 8:30 PM Carlos-Colin Edwin-Jillian - Justin
Thursday 4 PM Teresa-Sheila Nikki-Amy - TBA


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 DUE THIS WEEK: CASE HITS WED 9:30 PM, OTHER ASSIGNMENTS THURSDASY 8 PM


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 OCTOBER 25, NOON. PLAN TO DO THREE SHOWS! PICK TOPICS NEXT WEEK!


FROM THE SQUAD MEETING

UVM HOST TOURNAMENT: October 18-19, 2003. EVERYONE HELP CLEAN UP!
KEEP THE BACK DOOR CLEAR FOPR HANDICAPPED ACCESS!
PUBLIC DEBATE ON TIBET: 10/23 Massey, Cole, Hill, Mates.
INTERNET DEBATE VS. SLOVENIA: Coming in November.
Next poetry slam will be Wed October 29th, Fireplace lounge, L&L


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 30 39  43.4%
       
TOTAL 30 39  43.4%
       
LAST YEAR AT THIS TIME 49 53  48%

ALWAYS CALL IT HUBER HOUSE!