[eDebate] WDI College Scholars, Summer 2007

Kuswa, Kevin kkuswa
Tue Apr 17 19:00:00 CDT 2007

Hi all,
We had a surprisingly large number of strong applications for the WDI College Policy Scholars positions.  Thank you to all who applied and congratulations to the following debaters:
Doowan Chung, Wake Forest
Eric Cole, West Georgia 
Liz Lauzon, Richmond
Brian Rubaie, Texas-Dallas
Kyle Zarazan, Kansas State

These debaters, all returning to competition on the "Middle East" topic, will be assisting at the wdi college workshop (July 27-August 11) as scholars.  They will participate in the first web-cast debates on the topic, assist in pre-workshop argument construction, and aid in teaching throughout the workshop.
In addition to the scholars, WDI planning is in full swing.  We have a great curriculum/schedule we will make available soon.  We hope to see you in Burlington this summer! 


The best in personalized instruction in policy debate since 1984.
NO extra fees (copying, lab fees, etc.) and includes library use,
Lexis-Nexis, Internet in all dorm rooms, all copying, complete evidence
set, t-shirt, CD of evidence and more.
Three ways to attend, even if you have a job or are restricted to
certain dates.

Weekend Immersion July 27-30 2007
One Week Session July 27-August 3 2007
Full WDI Session July 27-August 11 2007

WDI Weekend Immersion - Arrive on Friday July 27 and receive huge
evidence set. Saturday features topic area lectures and briefing on
evidence set. Sunday features four practice debates and a farewell party
on Sunday night.

WDI One Week Session - Arrive on Friday July 27 and complete the weekend
as described above, then spend the rest of the next week working on
debate skills, research, elective classes and theory in small sessions
with faculty members.

WDI Full Session (Two Weeks) - Experience the above two programs and
then in the last week focus on research project and skill sessions using
daily practice debates. The full package will prepare you to succeed in
the upcoming year.

The programs provide excellent preparation for debating the 2007-2008
CEDA/NDT national topic. Skill and theory training for students at all
levels of experience. Legendary evidence set and small group sessions.
WDI students go on to success at novice, junior varsity and varsity levels.


Dr. Kevin Kuswa, University of Richmond
NDT champion debating for Georgetown, past NFL Top Speaker in policy
debate, outstanding coach at Texas and Richmond. Specialties include
innovative counterplan strategies, integration of arguments into
strategy packages, new approaches to the critiquing process and judge

Jackie Massey, University of Oklahoma
One of America's finest coaches, his team was undefeated in winning the
CEDA national tournament this year over 180 teams, also finished Third
at the National Debate Tournament. His areas of expertise include
empowering students through argumentation, training methods that
emphasize personal relevance and strategically defusing the most common
arguments on any topic. Check out the results from last year alone:
CEDA National Champs, NDT Semi-Finalist, 3rd CEDA Sweeps, 2nd NDT
Sweeps, 2nd First Round at Large Rankings , Semis Novice Nationals,
Semis JV Nationals. Let Jackie teach you how to succed.

Sarah Snider, Kansas State University
As a successful college debater she reached the elimination rounds at
the NDT and CEDA Nationals. She was previously a coach at the University
of Vermont, then the University of Rochester (winning the NDT
sweepstakes that year), before becoming the program director of the DC
Urban Debate League. Was named "Debater of the Year" in the East her
senior year, and has also received judging awards and the John A
Jacobsohn Award for Service to Debate. Now coaches at Kansas State
University. He areas of expertise include creative counterplan options,
topicality affirmative and negative and the skilled use of critical

Gordie Miller, University of Rochester
After a successful debating career became a coach and has worked at
several schools, and each time the program has been characterized by
excellence. He has coached the top speaker at CEDA Nationals, the JV
National Champion team, and countless other debate successes. At WDI he
has been a high school attendee, a college attendee, a faculty member
and an administrator.

David Register, University of Vermont
David has a successful debate career, including numerous elimination
round appearances at CEDA nationals and multiple qualifications for the
National Debate Tournament. He gained a Masters degree and coached at
the University of North Texas. He has previously taught at numerous
debate institutes in the Midwest and now brings his talents to WDI. His
areas of expertise include development of affirmative cases that subsume
negative arguments, the creative application of counterplan-disadvantage
packages and the ability to turn common negative arguments.

Dr. Alfred Snider, University of Vermont, WDI Director
Has coached three teams to national semifinals and was an NDT
semifinalist as a debater for Brown University. Has coached two national
novice champion teams and three JV national champion teams. Now directs
the largest policy debate squad in America. He has published extensively
on the theoretical and practical aspects of debating, including three
books in the last sixteen months. He is the originator of the gaming
paradigm for debate. He has in recent years been engaged in an effort to
expand debating on a global basis, and has done debate training in over
fifteen different countries and directed major training institutes on
three continents. He has won the Glenn Pelham, George Ziegelmueller,
John A Jacobsohn and Don Brownlee awards for outstanding debate coaching
and service. He is also currently the director of tournament operations
for the National Forensic League's national championship speech and
debate tournament.

For 2007, you will reside in the Living and Learning Center with other
program participants. You may select a single room or a double room for
the duration of your stay; if you choose a double room and do not
indicate a preferred roommate during housing registration, one will be
assigned to you. A central kitchen will be available for your use.

WDI College Policy does not include meals. Meals can be purchased for
cash on campus. Three meals a day will be served in the dining hall. A
variety of foods will be offered with an emphasis on maintaining a
healthy diet. Vegetarian and non red meat items are always available.


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WDI Weekend Immersion: $205, Group Discount: $185 (2 or more students
registering together)
WDI One Week Session: $815, Group Discount: $753 (2 or more students
registering together)
WDI Full Session: $1187, Group Discount: $1126 (2 or more students
registering together)

Registration information is at
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AFTER REGISTERING ONLINE, complete the form and return to us by June 1,
2007. Please read the form carefully. The form will provide you with
instructions for providing statements depending on the status of the
applicant. The forms are at
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