4 November 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.

BOUNCING BACK HARD!
Success at West Point in all division, five teams clear, winning record, varsity posts best record of any school


| Edwin Owusu & Jillian Marty | Teresa Hill & Colin Kern


| Nick Landsman-Roos & Miosotis Perez | Mike McMahon, Helen Morgan Parmett, Suzie Greenbaum |


| Zoe Anderson & Michael Harrington | Dean Blumberg& Emily Sanders |

After two tough weekends Vermont debate scored early, often, and late at West Point. In a large and well-attended tournament featuring 90 teams LDU success came in all three divisions.
Leading the way were the two varsity teams, Edwin Owusu & Jillian Marty along with Teresa Hill and Colin Kern. Edwin & Jillian were 5-1 in prelims. They defeated Boston College 2-1 in octafinals, UMKC 3-0 in quarterfinals (being coached by UVM alum Sarah Snider), before losing to NYU 3-0 in the semifinals, thus finishing THIRD. Meanwhile, Colin & Teresa were 4-2 in prelims, defeated the University of Florida 3-2 in octafinals, defeated a Georgetown/Catholic University hybrid team (being coached by UVM alum Aaron Fishbone) 3-0, but then lost their semifinal debate 3-0 to Boston College, thus finishing THIRD. The teams were very close to a close out of one of the most prestigious tournaments in the East. The 13-4 varsity record was an excellent showing.
In the Junior Varsity division the hybrid team of Miosotis perez (Middlebury) and nick landsman-Roos (UVM) were 4-2 in prelims. They defeated St. lawrence 2-1 in octafinals before losing to Rochester in the quarterfinals. Nick Landsman-Roos was the seventh speaker in the division. Kayce massey and Eric Mates did not clear to the elimination rounds.
In the novice division every team made progress and there were some breakthroughs. Mike Harrington and Zoe Anderson were 4-2 and reached the octafinal round, where they lost. Mike was the tenth speaker and Zoe was the eighth. Meanwhile a team that began preparation on Monday, attending their first tournament ever, had considerable success. Suzie Greenbaum and Michael McMahan were 3-3 in prelims but had good speaking scores so made it into the double octafinal debate, where they defeated Rochester 3-0. In the octafinals they lost to Liberty 3-0 but it was one of the more impressive premier showings in LDU history. They went from joining the team on Monday to winning an elimination rounds 3-0 on Saturday. There was also a general strong showing among the novices, with the teams of Emily Sanders & Dean Blumberg along with Carly Lehrer and Eric Wright just missed the elimination rounds by a few speaker points. All novice teams improved.
The overall record for the weekend was 37-33, getting the LDU back on the winning track. Five of ten teams reached the elimination rounds and seven teams had a .500 or better record.


MORE FAMILY NEWS - CASEY GERVAIS & JOE RAMSEY

 

 

In our survey of LDU babies recently we missed a very important one. Nya Jane was born this last summer, and the current photo shows her with mom, Casey Gervais. Obviously the child has the lungs of a future debater. Casey and Joe are living and working in Burlington. The current photo was taken last week. Congratulations to all!

 

 

 

 

 


OFF TO OKLAHOMA THIS WEEKEND

TEAMS: Marty-Owusu, Hill-Limprevil, Mates-Massey; COACHES: Miller, Snider
DEPART FROM DEBATE OFFICE: 9 AM sharp! Please be there ON TIME! Ride to airport courtesy of Reimer & Knops, thanks!
Strategy meeting during lay-over in Newark.


MEETINGS AND EVENTS THIS WEEK


THURSDAY 5 PM NOVICE TRAINING WITH HELEN-JUSTIN
WEDNESDAY 6:30 PM LIMPREVIL-MASSEY VS. MARTY-OWUSU
SPECIAL ARGUMENT MEETING TUESDAY 7 PM KNOPS, OWUSU, LANDSMAN-ROOS
SUNDAY 2 PM SPECIAL WORK SESSION WITH HELEN & JUSTIN, REIMER, LANDSMAN-ROOS, ANDERSON, MURADIAN, GREENBAUM ARE COMMITTED TO ATTEND


TRAVEL SCHEDULE 2003-2004

SEMESTER ONE
SEMESTER TWO

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: WEDNESDAY 9 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.

NOW LOOKING FOIR NEW TOPICS. NEXT TAPING DECEMBER 6, 2003, 12-3 PM.


FROM THE SQUAD MEETING

WE NEED HOUSING FOR NYU 11/14-15 IN NYC, PLEASE HELP US!

START PLANNING NOW FOR THE TEXAS SWING IN JANUARY!
ARRIVE IN BURLINGTON 12/27, WORK DAYS ALL DAY 12/28-29-30, MORNING OPF 12/31. DEPART FOR TEXAS 1/2. RETURN BY 1/11.

START PLANNING NOW FOR PARTNERSHIPS AND TOURNAMENTS FOR NEXT YEAR.


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 64 99  39%
WEST POINT 37 33  
       
 TOTAL 101 132  43%
LAST YEAR AT THIS TIME 140 158  46%

ALWAYS CALL IT HUBER HOUSE!