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Eastern Debate 1/94 part four
REQUEST FOR ARGUMENTS PREPARED BY NOVICES
by Andrea Jacobs
I am currently working on an introductory debate text specifically geared
toward CEDA debate. I would like to include examples of all major kinds of
CEDA arguments (Cases, Value Objections, Counter-warrants, etc.) that have
been prepared and suc
cessfully used by novices in elimination rounds.
I will include the following in my textbook:
1. The names of the debaters who constructed and ran the argument.
2. The name of the college or university the team represented.
3. The name of the DOF of the school and coach who helped the team write the
4. The tournaments at which the position was run.
5. The highest elimination round that the t
eam advanced to using the position.
In return for your help I proems the following:
1. The positions and evidence will be used solely for the textbook. They will
not find their way to Rockland backfiles or be distributed to any other team.
2. I will notify the DOF of the novice team if I select thei
r argumentation for inclusion in the textbook.
Please take advantage of this opportunity to
publicize the success of your school while helping me to complete my
Send material to: Andrew Jacobs, Rockland Community College, 145 College
Road, Suffern, NY 10901.
PEOPLE AND EVENTS......
Tell us about people who coach, judge, or debate for you. We are a modestly
sized community and should be able to keep track of each other.
JAMEY DUMAS has recently announced in an e-mail message that he has decided
to stay in debate instead of moving on to other pursuits. Since Mr. Dumas was
recently named the highest rated judge in the East in the poll taken at the
Vermont tournament, this news will be welcomed by coaches and debaters.
DAVID BERUBE, ALFRED SNIDER, AND KRISTINA PRAY announce the availability of
their new debate text, NON-POLICY DEBATING from University Press of America.
It is soft bound . Snider c
omments: "After 20 years as a debate coach, this is the most scholarly book
that I have ever
seen....mostly because of David and Kristina."
Eastern CEDA Championships will take place on March 5-6 with Marist College
and David Grassmick as our hosts. The tournament will feature six preliminary
debates, three divisions (Varsity, Junior Varsity, Novice), and five rounds
the first day. Tentative plans include: traveling trophies, more food than
last year, mutual prefe
rred judging, and a panel discussion on CEDA Nationals.
NEWS FROM THE CEDA MEETING IN MIAMI
Here are some brief notes about the CEDA meeting held at the SCA convention
in Miami in November.
Nationals entry will be limited to four teams because of room limits. The
registration deadline will
be February 25. Don't miss it!
The sexual harassment policy constructed with the considerab
le effort of Pam Stepp was passed.
The motion to eliminate the policy of voting on a problem area a
nd then a topic was defeated.
Pam Stepp and Greg Simerly (St. Louis Univ.) were nominated for se
cond vice president of CEDA. Make sure to vote!
The sanctioned CEDA season now will now begin on th
e Friday of the third weekend in September.
CEDA-L was announced and explained.
The high sc
hool networking project was introduced.
NEW PROGRAMS NEED OUR SUPPORT
Wheaton College in Norton, Mass. is considering starting a debate team and
CEDA is one of their two choices. The administration has shown some interest
in supporting a program. Ms Zuccini is helping to coordinate that effort.
The University of Maine (Orono) student-led debate team is still working to
move ahead. Ms. Perki
ns of Umaine indicates they may compete more next semester based on funding.
Ithaca College and Queens College both recently won their first debate
awards at Rochester and Hofstra. Brooklyn College ha
s also been working with the IMPACT Foundation.
Whatever happened to Colgate? Does anyone know?
What can we do.....
1. Outreach to them. Talk to them after you judge them. Encourage them.
2. Invite them to your tournament, try and waive their fees, try and find
them places to stay with your students.
3. Share instructional materials with them. Send them some basic materials
you use with novices.
tact their administrations and urge them to support debate.
TAB ROOM ERRORS
A. C. Snider reports two tabulation room errors. It would be too easy to
blame them on the computer. He accepts the
blame and begs forgiveness from coaches and students.
At Rochester: The St. Anselm's team of McAdam and Foley received a loss in
round one instead of the intended win. This made them 6-0 and not 5-1 in
prelims. The computer program is usually double correcting (if you enter data
for one team it will adjust it for the other team as well), but since the
computer was not up and running (bad printer interface) for the first round
at Rochester, the data was hand entered thus deactivating the double
unction. He knows better now!
At Hofstra: William & Mary did not receive zero points for their round one
forfeit (NYC cab drivers can be a problem) as indicated by the tab sheet.
They received av
PLYMOUTH STATE COLLEGE DROPS CEDA
[We received this letter from Scott Maltzie.]
I wanted to notify you, both as Eastern Region Representative and as a good
friend, that after a great deal of thought and personal debate, I have
decided that Plymouth State College will not be participating in CEDA during
the Fall 1993 semester. I have elected instead, to participate in the NFA L/D
I have made this decision for two main reasons. Firstly, PSC continues to
have a fairly small program student-wise. The economic insanity of bringing
1-3 students to long-distance tournaments makes staying close to home make a
lot of sense. Secondly, and more far more important to my decision, is that
the differences in the philosophy of debate as practiced in CEDA and my own
continues to grow. I think Michael Bartanen's letter states my sentiments far
more clearly than I could, so I won't restate them here. Suffice it to say
that it has been no secret that I've been dissatisfied with the direction of
CEDA for some time. This year, I felt compelled to make a change.
I wanted you and the other coaches in the region to recognize that my
decision has nothing to do with any words or actions from particular coaches
or teams in the region, rather it is based solely on what I feel is best for
this program. I'm not on any political crusade. I consider you all friends
who I will sorely miss.
I still hope that the membership of the region will be as interested! in
attending the December 4-5, 1993 version of the Granite State Invitational as
I would be in seeing you all there. Invitations will be going out shortly.
All I ask is that you let me know whether there is interest in the region in
participating in such a tournament, so I can plan awards, etc.. I will
understand either way. I wish you and the region all the best and hope our
paths will cross again soon.
Director of Debate
EASTERN TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE FOR S
22-23 East Region Workshop, Vermont
29-30 Spider Classi
5-6 Marist Invitational, Marist College
12-13 Russell Martin, Cornell University
19-20 Tolley Classic, Syracu
26-27 Lynch Debates, St. Anselm's College
No number. Not ye
5-6 East Championships, Marist College
11-13 Novice Nation
als, Towson State
1-4 CEDA Nationals, Middle Tennessee
ND LETTERS, ESSAYS, ARTICLES....
Let this be your forum. Unused, it is just paper which comes your
way. If used, it can educate and inform.
JUDGE PHILOSOPHY STATEMENTS
At the East Region meeti
ng in Rochester, there was a consensus to create an East Region Judge Book.
We are asking each judg
e in our region to send us a statement. We have no pre-set questions, just
say what you think.
CEDA TOP TEN
THE COACHES POLL
December 1, 1993
Compiled by Tim Mahoney, Pace University. Contact him if you have questions:
L FIRST SEMESTER 1993-94 POLL
1. Northwest Louisiana State (Lamoine & Foote)
2. Kansas State (Deveraux & Houde)
3. Univ. of Missouri KC (Genco & Johnston)
4. Emporia State (Achten & Feeler)
5. Northwest Louisiana State (Hayes & Trice)
6. Michigan State (Camps & Repko)
7. Univ. of Missouri KC (Heter & Riggenberg)
8. Univ. of Central Oklahoma (Farstveet & Hovden)
9. Univ. of North Dakota (Basinger & Ryan)
10. Univ. of Central Oklahoma (Hammond & Steffin)
Also Receiving votes: American (Berman & Chud), Emporia State (Efrid &
Ayres), Emporia State (Richardson & Siemers), Southwest Missouri State
(Reagan & Thompson), Southwest Missouri State (Klemz & Thompson), Southwest
Missouri State (Hopper & Thompson), Univ. Missouri KC (Hayes & Maag).
NEXT POLL: Last week in January.
NEXT ISSUE OF EASTERN DEBATE
FEBRUARY 1, 1994
DEADLINE IS JANUARY 20, 1994
COMING SOON.......a brochure for you
CEDA NATIONAL DEBATE WORKSHOP
Two Weeks, July-August, 1994
University of Vermont
Alfred C. Snider, U
niv. of Vermont
1993 National Debate Coach of the Year
David Berube, Univ. of South Carolin
Most published CEDA theorist
John Meany, Claremont Colleges
Most creativeargument theorist
ay Connell, Florida State University
Top speaker, 1993 CEDA Nationals
Steve Woods, Univ. of Verm
Coached at Kansas State & Florida State
Sam Nelson, Univ. of Rochester
Top teacher of novice debaters
Theory....regular, innovative, exploratory.
Skills....flowing, researching, CX, organization.
Prepare....on topic area, and to win!
Meet....other students and coaches.
Enjoy...cool Vermont summer and night life.
Housing available in university dorms.
Group rates available.
Fees to be announced.
For complete information:
National Debate Institute
Tyler Theatre, UVM
Burlington, VT 05405
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