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kevin kuswa
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« on: February 28, 2014, 02:00:47 PM »

Call for Nominations: Grad & Undergrad Topic Committee Reps

It is time for nominations for the graduate student rep and the undergraduate rep on the Topic Committee.  These individuals would serve on the Topic Committee this summer including the topic meeting in Kansas City from June 11-13 (full CEDA Summer Meeting Info below).

If you are nominating yourself, please include your school, whether you are a GA or current debater (junior or younger), and a working email and cell phone #.  If you are nominating someone else, include all of the above information and please make sure the nominee would be willing and able to serve and to attend the summer meeting.  All nominees are committing to attend the summer meeting from June 11-13 if elected.

Also, nominees are encouraged to post comments about their approach to the topic process or other insight on their nomination.  Those statements may be posted at any point between now and the end of balloting.  Unless we do not have three or more confirmed nominations for each position by the end of the business meeting at CEDA, we will collect nominations until then.  The current plan is to open the ballot for a week after the NDT—it should help both of the successful nominees to know the results as soon as possible in order to make summer plans.  For a sense of previous statements and questions involving views on the topic and concerns the community may be interested in, these links are all fruitful:

http://www.cedadebate.org/forum/index.php/topic,4751.0.html

http://www.cedadebate.org/forum/index.php/topic,4770.0.html

http://www.cedadebate.org/forum/index.php?topic=4223.msg9269#msg9269

Send nominations to me at kuswakd at whitman dot edu

Thanks,

Kevin


From Paul Mabrey:

CEDA is excited to announce that Johnson County Community College will
be hosting the 2014 summer meeting. In addition to the topic and
business meeting, CEDA will host a one-day debate conference and
partner with the National Speech & Debate Association (formerly
National Forensics League) to provide educational and networking
opportunities for members of the high school and collegiate debate
communities. A number of people and programs have expressed interest
in a debate conference and more opportunities to work with the high
school debate communities. Our goal is to help facilitate this. We
hope that you are able to attend the meetings, conference and high
school national tournament.

The 2014 CEDA summer meetings will run Wednesday June 11 – Friday June
13, 2014. The debate conference will happen Saturday June 15, 2013.
CEDA will participate in the opening day of the National Debate &
Speech Association national tournament with booths during the
exhibition fair and educational sessions during the afternoon.

Overland Park, KS is conveniently located in the middle of the
country. Overland Park is easily within driving distance of many and
fairly close to both the Kansas City International Airport and Wichita
Mid-Continent Airport. JCCC is within 5 miles of the Overland Park
Convention Center, where the NFL events will happen on Sunday, and the
Crowne Plaza, where JCCC has arranged a hotel block for the CEDA
meetings. The CEDA meetings and conference will take place on the JCCC
campus.

The hotel is the Crowne Plaza in Overpland Park, KS at $89/night and
includes a hot buffet breakfast for those staying at the hotel. More
information on how to secure a room or rooms will be forthcoming.

Crowne Plaza
12601 W 95th St, Lenexa, KS 66215
(913) 217-1000

Please stay tuned, as we will post more information about the summer
meetings, debate conference and National Debate & Speech Association
collaboration. We hope to have the conference call for participants
out within a few weeks. Please contact Paul Mabrey (firstnamelastname
at gmail dot com) if you have any questions, concerns or suggestions.

Anticipated Schedule:

Wednesday June 11, 2014
9am-5pm: Topic Committee

Thursday June 12, 2014
9am-5pm: Topic Committee

Friday June 13, 2014
9am-12pm: Topic Committee
1pm-5pm: CEDA Business Meeting

Saturday June 14, 2014
Debate Conference

Sunday June 14, 2014
All day: Registration Fair Booths
Afternoon: 2 educational workshops for high school students

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kevin kuswa
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« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2014, 02:02:05 PM »

forgot to mention--CEDA provides reimbursement for expenses going to the Topic Committee for the grad/undergrad reps.
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« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2014, 03:32:03 PM »

Nudge. A little over a week left for these nominations.  I think we have a big enough slate on both sides to close nominations at the start of CEDA but it would be great to have a bigger list.

If you have nominated yourself or someone else and not received a confirmation from me, you should email me at kuswakd at whitman dot edu.

Those on the ballot, feel free to post your approach to the topic or any other useful information here on the Forums.

These positions are critical in many ways--it's the most immediate feedback from people who have recently debated we get on the Committee, these folks are a big part of the pre-meeting research efforts, the voting (one of 7) is really significant especially because we have a lot of 4-3 votes, and it adds some perspectives to the group that we really need (not to mention being a great way to get started for next season).  Remember, it's a great resume item and your expenses are paid.  As I mentioned before, for folks writing topic papers or on the committee, I'm willing to write a letter of support for you/your file and I know a few others who would as well. 
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« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2014, 04:50:48 PM »

last few days to nominate someone or yourself as the grad student or undergrad rep to the Topic Committee.
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kevin kuswa
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« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2014, 10:28:02 AM »

Hi all,

We will close the nominations tonight at midnight (EST).  After that point, we will work on putting the ballot together and send that information out.  There will be two weeks after the official ballot comes out to discuss the nominees and vote.  This will give people a chance to talk about their views during the national tournaments but ballots will be due soon after the NDT in early April.

WE HAVE AN AWESOME LIST OF CANDIDATES AT THIS POINT!  It's really exciting.  This is an unofficial list, but if anyone here does not want to be on the ballot or cannot make the summer meeting, please let me know and we'll remove your name.  Also, nominees are encouraged to share their views and approach to the topic here on the forums--this will help to give the voters more information and distinguish the candidates.  Suggestions on what to write about are above in this thread.

(Unofficial) Current Nominees for the Topic Committee

Undergrad:
Rashid Campbell--Oklahoma
Lee Quinn – Wake Forest
Jason Sigalos--Emory
Dan Stanfield—CS Fullerton

Grad:
Rashad Evans—UC Irvine
Logan Gramzinski--Georgia
John Koch – Wayne State
Will Scott – James Madison
Leah Moczulski – Wake Forest
Ryan Wash—Wake Forest
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kevin kuswa
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« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2014, 11:16:49 AM »

The ballot is out for the two Topic Committee Reps (grad/undergrad).

Candidates may want to share a few thoughts about their approach.  We will have 3-4 days after the NDT for people to vote, but it might help to give people a sense of what you will bring to the committee before this weekend.

Here's the list of nominees:

Undergrad:
Rashid Campbell--Oklahoma
Lee Quinn – Wake Forest
Jason Sigalos—Emory
John Spurlock—UC Berkeley
Dan Stanfield—CSU Fullerton

Grad:
Rashad Evans—UC Irvine
Logan Gramzinski--Georgia
John Koch – Wayne State
Geoff Lundeen—Gonzaga/Georgia State
Will Scott – James Madison
Ryan Wash—Wake Forest
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