18 October 2005

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. To unsubscribe from the email version of the newsletter go to http://list.uvm.edu/archives/topicnews.html .

DEBATE SCRIMMAGE FILLS WEEKEND
18 teams debate, new stars are born

Eighteen teams debated this weekend as the LDU held an in-squad scrimmage to prepare for the tournaments to come. With West Point next weekend, Harvard the following weekend, followed by Catholic University and then the University of Massachusetts/Wake Forest weekend, there is a lot of competition coming up. The novices were almost all debating and the experienced debaters both judged and debater in a day long debate frenzy. In the end, new stars had appeared in the LDU sky. The top speakers included 1. Eric Hoke, 2. Ashley Chapman, 3. Eleanor Corcoran, 4. Adam Rostler, 5. Ari Diaconis, 6. Brennan Leene, 7. Taylor Lalemand, 8. Adam Scherr, 9. Tyler Brannan, and 10. Amadeus Kaelber. Food was provided by a combination of Bove's (lasagna) for lunch and a dinner provided by Foggy's Notion, a new club and restaurant in Burlington managed by LDU alumna Kayce Massey. Awards consisted of timers, folders, tubs and expandable files. Needless to say, Vermont won half the rounds and lost half of the rounds, but all called it a valuable learning experience.

WEST POINT -- LOTS OF TEAMS, LOTS OF CHALLENGE

The LDU will be taking 17 teams to West Point this weekend. This huge contingent means four vans, ten hotel rooms, and lots of judges. Bring sleeping bags and towels, as we will be stacking them in at the Days Inn.
BE AT THE OFFICE AT 8:30 AM FRIDAY READY TO GO!

VARSITY: Landsman-Roos & Hitchcock, Keller & Harlow, Clark & Whiting, Kern & Fletcher, McMahan & Nelson.
JUNIOR VARSITY: Sharma & Kimerer, Wilson & Jokajtys, Kichura & Anderson, Lynn & Bates
NOVICE: Helal & Dougherty. Lawler & Mabil, Rostler & Leene, Scherr & Diaconis, Hoke & Paradis, Brannan & Kaelber, Backus & Pignatelli.
JUDGES: Knops, Lockwood, Justin & Helen Morgan Parmett, Timm Reimer, Emily Sanders, Tarik Yeasir, Matt Silverman. Cheatham from WVU will also judge for us.


DOCTOR WHO THEATER RETURNS TO BURLINGTON
MONDAYS AT 8:15 PM. EMAIL alfred.snider@uvm.edu FOR A SCHEDULE!


LDU TRAVEL SCHEDULE FOR 2005-2006

SEMESTER ONE Record Placed SEMESTER TWO

10/1-2 BUFFALO 32-36 1-3-5
10/15-16 UVM SCRIMMAGE
10/21-23 WEST POINT
10/29-31 HARVARD
11/04-06  CATHOLIC
11/12-14 WAKE FOREST
11/13-14 UMASS 
11/18-26 INTL DEBATE ACADEMY            

1/3-5 NORTH TEXAS
11/7-10  TEXAS-DALLAS
1/28-30 BARD 
2/04-06  TEXAS 
2/11-12  BINGHAMTON 
2/25-26  D8/CEDA EAST WEST CT  
3/3-5  NOV/JV NATS GEORGETOWN  
3/23-27  NDT NORTHWESTERN 
3/31-4/03 CEDA NATS DALLAS


FLASHPOINT TELEVISION

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.
Last taping: September 17, Saturday 2 PM. Topics: Caribbean Colonies; Hurricane, Environment & health. Panelists: Fletcher, Anderson, Snider, Whiting.
WATCH FOR NEW FLASHPOINT EPISODES AT THE WEB SITE BY THE END OF THE WEEK!
Next taping: 10/29 if studio space is available.



NOTES FROM MONDAY NIGHT'S 6 PM MEETING:

HOODED SWEATS ARE COMING! BEGIN DISCUSSION OF DESIGN. MATCHING SWEATPANTS WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE. LESLIE AND ZOE WILL HEAD UP THIS EFFORT. DISCUSSION OF SLOGAN ON THE BACK TAKING PLACE ON THE DEBATER LISTSERV.

NEW RESEARCH ASSIGNMENTS WERE GIVEN OUT. ALL DUE WEDNESDAY WEEK.

HARVARD: HITHCOCK & LANDSMAN-ROOS WITH JUSTIN & HELEN
CATHOLIC: HARLOW & KELLER, WHITING & CLARK, ROOM FOR MORE WITH EMILY & TUNA
UMASS: EVERYONE SHOULD PLAN ON GOING

AN INTERNET DEBATE IS PLANNED FOR NOVEMBER. IT WILL BE TAPED AND WEBCAST THEN ARCHIVED AT OUR WEBSITE. THE TOPIC MUST INVOLVE THE UNITED NATIONS. DEBATERS: COREY, JULIA, SHANE, BRADY, CHASE

MORE PEOPLE STILL NEED TO GET DRIVER TRAINING FOR VANS!

TEAMS MUST HAVE MEETINGS WITH COACHES -- STILL TO DO SO ARE WHITING-CLARK.

WORK STUDY POSITIONS: CHASE IS EVIDENCE, JULIE IS MIDDLE SCHOOL, LESLIE IS FUNDRAISING, STEFFI IS EVIDENCE ARCHIVING, BUT ALL SHOULD HELP CHASE PRINT THE EVIDENCE.

THE PC IN THE OFFICE IS ONLY FOR EVIDENCE ARCHIVING. PLEASE USE MACS OTHERWISE.

TO JOIN THE LDU DEBATER LISTSERV GO TO http://list.uvm.edu/archives/debater.html


MEETINGS THIS WEEK

STRATEGY SESSION THURSDAY EVENING AT 8 PM

PRACTICE DEBATES
WEDNESDAY 8 PM JOKAJTYS & WILSON VS. KERN & TBA WITH JUDGE TBA
WEDNESDAY 8 PM LYNN & BATES VS. HOKE & PARADIS WITH JUDGE TBA


SQUAD MEETS AT 6 PM EACH MONDAY NIGHT, 475 MAIN STREET, ALL WELCOME!


2004-2005 NOVICE DEBATE NATIONAL CHAMPIONS
2004-2005 JV DEBATE NATIONAL CHAMPIONS
UVM DEBATE WAS #6 IN THE CEDA NATIONAL SWEEPSTAKES FOR 2004-2005
UVM DEBATE WAS #18 IN THE CEDA NATIONAL SWEEPSTAKES FOR 2003-2004
UVM DEBATE WAS #10 IN THE CEDA NATIONAL SWEEPSTAKES FOR 2002-2003

OUR RECORD
WINS
LOSSES
PERCENTAGE
PREVIOUSLY
32
36
TOTAL
32
36
47%
2004-2005 RECORD
323
328
 49.6%
2003-2004 RECORD
315
374
 45.7%
2002-2003 RECORD
334
384
46.5%

ALWAYS CALL IT HUBER HOUSE!