12 December 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.

LDU COACH TO BE KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT KOREAN NATIONAL TOURNAMENT IN DECEMBER, 2000

In Budapest: Coach Snider, John Meany of Claremont, and GyeongHo Hur of Kyung Hee University

LDU coach Alfred Snider has been invited to go to Korea by the director of their national championship tournament, GyeongHo Hur of Kyung Hee University, to offer debate workshops and to give the keynote speech at their first national debate tournament. Prof. Hur expects well over 100 teams at this first tournament. Plans are also in the works for a live webcast of the major events of the tournament. Those of the Voice of Edwin mailing list will receive updates on the webcast day and times.
Prof. Hur attended the World Debate Institute last summer for a month to learn everything about debating, and seems to have done just that, creating widespread debate participation in Korea as well as gain the sponsorship of the Prime Minister and the Mayor of Seoul. In recognition of the contribution UVM and WDI have made to Korean debating, the winners of the tournament will receive scholarships and support to attend WDI's International Debate and Discussion Workshop this summer. Plans for Snider's visit were finalized in Budapest in October at the International Debate Education Association conference.
Prof. Snider flies to Korea on 17 December and returns on 24 December.

WATCH FOR COMING WEBCAST FROM KOREA!


LDU ATTENDS NEW YORK URBAN DEBATE LEAGUE TOURNAMENT
SERVING AS JUDGES AND AS UVM RECRUITERS

Winners in NYC

Six LDU representative made their way down to New York City last weekend to attend the NYUDL tournament held at Manhattan Center for Science and Mathematics. Coaches Jackie Massey, Sarah Snider, and Alfred Snider were accompanied by debaters Jillian Marty (NYUDL alumna), Lana Langswierdt, and Jennifer Knops. While Tuna was in tab the other five judged. Many UDL debaters have indicated an interest in UVM, and would be welcome considering the strong addition UDL students like Anthony Pagan and Jillian Marty have already made to the program.


OTHER LDU NEWS
CREATE AND DECLARE NEW PARTNERSHIPS OR CONTINUE WITH OLD ONES

THOSE ATTENDING THE KC SWING MUST REPORT FOR FULL-TIME PREP ON DECEMBER 27 AT 9 AM!

Swing Partners: Fishbone-Wilkerson, Sweeney-Hoag, Parmett-Gervais, Marty-Campbell, Trebilcock-O'Connor, Knops-Egizi, Pagan-Douglas, Moss-Hurley.


NO SQUAD MEETING
NEXT MONDAY


MEETINGS & EVENTS THIS WEEK

THURSDAY 9 PM - POST FINAL EXAM RESEARCH MEETING
ATTEND AND GET ASSIGNMENTS


SGA ISSUES

We have now submitted a supplemental funding request .

LDU President - Matt Sweeney
LDU VP - Greta Lockwood


RESEARCH SYSTEM

Aaron Fishbone is the Research Coordinator.
LIST OF RESEARCH AREAS IDENTIFIED AT LAST WEEK'S NEGATIVE MEETING IS AVAILABLE IN THE DEBATE OFFICE!


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:
January 2-7 KC Swing 8 teams
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!
ORDER NOW! TIME IS RUNNING OUT!

Matt Sweeney is coordinator.
REPEAT OF "REPLACING WEAPONS WITH WORDS" HOODED SWEATS
ALSO: HOODED SWEATS WITH "101 YEARS OF SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER"

THEY WILL COST $30 EACH - HOODED, ZIP FRONT, POCKETED
ONLINE ORDER FORM AT http://debate.uvm.edu/ldusweats.html
COLORS: HUNTER, NAVY, STEEL, GRAY, BLACK, WINE


OUR RECORD

2000-2001 Season WINS LOSSES %
SEMESTER ONE 163 161 50%

TOTAL 2000-2001

163

161

50%

1999-2000 Record: 376-349 52%


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