16 October 2000

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.

STRONG SHOWING IN OREGON

Shawn Wilkerson and Aaron Fishbone put in a strong performance out in Portland, Oregon last weekend. Attending the tournament at Lewis & Clark they finished Fifth in a strong field and both won speaker awards. Aaron was the #4 speaker in the varsity division and Shawn was #9. They continued their strong showing on the negative, and were undefeated on that side this weekend.
Aaron is a junior from Long Island, NY and is LDU research director. Shawn is a junior from Burlington and is a new addition to the squad this year.


VERMONT IS NEXT -- WE HOST

Teams:
Junior Varsity: Gervais-Parmett, McDonald-Chartan, Hoag-Sweeney, Robinson-Langsweirdt
Novice: Pesaturo-O'Connor, Martin-Marvin, Trebilcock-Kelley, Nilson-Moss, Hurley-Greenman , Sillan-Yadav, Witney-Crowell, Campbell-Marty
Judges/Coaches: Knops, Pagan, Snider, Lockwood, we need 2 more!
SCHEDULE POSTED IN THE OFFICE!


PUBLIC DEBATE ON PHYSICIAN ASSISTED SUICIDE

Tuesday, October 17, 2000, 7 PM
Campus Center Theater, Billings Student Center
Hemlock Society vs. Not Dead Yet
Moderator, Aaron Fishbone; Videographer, Greta Lockwood
Part of Disability Awareness Month


OTHER LDU NEWS

LDU participates in first tournament for Providence Urban Debate League
LDU coach and many alumni participate in global debate conference in Budapest
Coach Snider announces end of LDU sponsorship for eDebate Listserv


COMPLETE DEBATE INSTRUCTION NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE

Debate and argument training texts, huge number of instructional videos, and more available at the LDU website, DEBATE CENTRAL, the largest and most comprehensive debate website in the world.

Learning: http://debate.uvm.edu/learndebate.html
Videos: http://debate.uvm.edu/policyvideo.html


NEXT SQUAD MEETING
MONDAY, 6 PM
475 MAIN STREET


MEETINGS & EVENTS THIS WEEK

TUESDAY 9 PM - RESEARCH PRIORITIES
FRIDAY EVENING - PREP NIGHT FOR ALL TEAMS

PRACTICE DEBATES
WED 8 PM GERVAIS-PARMETT McDONALD-CHARTAN
WED 9 PM MARTY-CAMPBELL WITNEY-CROWELL WITH HOAG
THUR 8 PM YADAV-SILLIN MARTY-CAMPBELL WUTH JEN
THUR 9 PM ROBINSON-LANDSWIERDT HOAG-SWEENEY


SGA ISSUES

LDU President - Matt Sweeney
LDU VP - Greta Lockwood


RESEARCH SYSTEM

Aaron Fishbone is the Research Coordinator.

RESEARCH ASSIGNMENTS AT TUESDAY NIGHT MEETING!


WORK STUDY POSITIONS

Campbell, Pagan, McDonald and Parmett are signed up. Waiting for more.


FLASHPOINT - WEEKLY TELEVISION SHOW

Greta Lockwood is the topic coordinator for this program.
Channel 15, Burlington - 12:30 PM Wed, 10:30 PM Thur, 1 PM Sat.
Next taping is NOVEMBER 4th or 5th. Topics: next meeting


THE 2000-2001 YEAR-LONG TOPIC:
Resolved: that the United States Federal Government should substantially increase its development assistance, including increasing government to government assistance, within the Greater Horn of Africa.

THE PLANNED TOURNAMENT TRAVEL SCHEDULE:
October UVM Novice/JV all 28-30 Harvard varsity
November 3-5 Central Oklahoma v-jv 11-12 Binghamton all 18-19 Columbia University all 17-20 Wake Forest varsity
January 2-7 KC Swing a few 19-21 Miami (Fla) varsity
February 3-4 Vermont all 10-11 Cornell all 17-19 Heart of America varsity 23-24 East Regionals at BC all
March 3 VT HS States 7-8 Towson all 24-27 CEDA Nationals a few 29-2 NDT Nationals qualifiers only


LDU ADDRESS-PHONE-EMAIL LIST NOW AVAILABLE
at http://debate.uvm.edu/ldulist.html


LDU 2000-2001 SWEATSHIRTS ARE COMING!

Discussion next Monday, Matt Sweeney is coordinator.


OUR RECORD

2000-2001 Season WINS LOSSES %
Previously 18 23 12.5%
West Point, Lewis & Clark 27 35  

TOTAL

45

58

43%

1999-2000 Record: 376-349 52%


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