[eDebate] 2008 WDI Update

David Register regedebate
Wed Jul 2 17:28:56 CDT 2008


WORLD DEBATE INSTITUTE
National College Policy Debate Workshop
July 24 ? August 7, 2008
University of Vermont & State Agricultural College

Dates:
One Week Session: July 24 ? Aug 1, 2008
Two Week Session: July 24 ? Aug 7, 2008

The 2008 WDI is right around the corner, but it is not too late to enroll!  If
your institution wants to fund you, we have the potential to arrange
flexible payment options to help.  To sign up, visit debate.uvm.edu/wdi, or
call (800) 639-3210 or (802) 656-2085.  I leave for Europe tomorrow and will
be there until the College Policy program begins.  If you have questions
about College Policy, please direct your correspondence to Sarah Green at
snider.sj at gmail.com.  For all other questions about the WDI, please contact
Tuna at alfred.snider at uvm.edu.

BEGIN ON DAY 1

The pre-camp evidence production has begun!  We will complete a quality set
of evidence that you will receive as soon as you arrive.  This allows you to
have good debates with solid evidence at the beginning of the institute, and
allows us to focus on training you how to debate better.

You can also get on-line as soon as you get to your room.  All of the dorms
are hardwired, so you do not have to set up VPN access until you want to go
wireless.  Just make sure to bring an Ethernet cord.  If you are not
bringing your own computer, you will have daily access to computer labs.

ELECTIVES

Each faculty member will propose a series of elective topics for lectures,
and then you will have the opportunity to select the lectures you want to
hear.  This will allow us to cover a wide range of items to best equip you
for the upcoming season.

THE LIBRARY & VERMONT

The University of Vermont also includes the State Agricultural College.  The
holdings in the UVM library reflect this, and you will find an abundance of
works relevant to the topic in the Bailey-Howe stacks.

Vermont leads the nation in per capita growth of organic farming, and is
also the healthiest state in the union.  Interested in the battle between
corporate agriculture and small farmers?  Vermont is one of the few places
where the small farmers seem to be winning.  Come to Burlington and see how
a community of people who care about how their food is produced is working
toward a future of sustainability.

YOUR STAY

All rooms are doubles, so you will have some space for yourself if you want
some privacy.  The campus is beautiful and all areas are easily accessible
on foot, as is downtown.  In addition, the College Street shuttle is a free
bus service that runs between the campus and downtown.

Burlington's downtown is similar to Boulder, CO or Eugene, OR.  Church
Street is closed to vehicle traffic, so there is a several block long
pedestrian marketplace running through downtown.  Here you'll find street
performers, food carts, restaurants, nightclubs, and many retail stores.  A
walk down Church Street in the summer is always bound to produce something
interesting.

Burlington also features a sprawling waterfront park with amazing views of
the lake, and just across town from the campus there are public sandy
beaches.  The campus has public basketball courts and a large green outside
of the classroom buildings that is ideal for summer activities.

It is rumored that there are frequent poker games in the dorms.

MORE COMING

Look for an update in the next couple of weeks on the details of the
pre-camp evidence set!

GET MORE INFORMATION
Call: (800) 639-3210 or (802) 656-2085
Web: debate.uvm.edu/wdi
Previous posts:
http://www.ndtceda.com/pipermail/edebate/2008-May/075063.html ,
http://www.ndtceda.com/pipermail/edebate/2008-May/075164.html

ACADEMIC CREDIT OPTION
You may enroll for academic credit; call 800-639-3210 or visit the website
for more information.

David Register
Lecturer/Debate Coach
Lawrence Debate Union
Department of Theatre
College of Arts & Sciences
University of Vermont
David.Register at uvm.edu
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