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2008 Michigan Debate Institutes

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http://www.michigandebate.com (you can apply online and receive further information about the camps there)

 

2008 University of Michigan Dates-

 

Seven Week Program, June 22nd - August 9th, 2008

MNDI, June 22nd - July 12th, 2008

MNDI and Extension Week, June 22nd - July 19th, 2008

Michigan Classic, July 13th - August 9th, 2008

Michigan Classic Plus, July 6th - August 9th, 2008

 

Summer of 2007 Michigan Camp Alums Have Been in the Finals or Semifinals and Won Top Five Speaker Awards at Eight TOC Bid Tournaments, including St. Mark’s, Greenhill, New Trier, Valley, and Memorial.

 

32 TOC Bids Received So Far This Year!

 

For the Last Three Years, The Top Speaker at the TOC and At Least One Team Member of the TOC and NFL National Champions Have Been University of Michigan Debate Institute Alums.

 

2008 Seven Week Seniors Faculty:

 

Jenny Heidt, Westminster Schools

Calum Matheson, Glenbrook South and North Texas

Jarrod Atchison, Trinity University

Ryan Burke, Emory University

 

2008 Seven Week Juniors Faculty:

 

David Heidt, Westminster and Emory University

Jason Peterson, St. Mark’s and Redlands

Marissa Silber, University of Florida

Josh Clarke, Notre Dame and University of Michigan

 

Seven Week Juniors Faculty:

 

Scott Phillips, Pace Academy and Emory University

Aaron Kall, University of Michigan

Julie Hoehn, Emory University

Joe Carver, Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart

 

2008 Classic Faculty:

 

Sophomores-

 

Tim Alderete (Meadows) and Dana Randall (Carrollton)

Ed Lee (Emory) and James Herndon (Chattahoochee)

Christina Tallungan (GBN) and Eric Forslund (Damien)

 

Juniors-

 

Roy Levkovitz (Woodward) and Martin Osborne (SMS)

 

Seniors-

 

Whit Whitmore (Michigan) and Brenda Montes (Fullerton)

 

2008 MNDI Faculty:

 

Tim Alderete (Meadows) and Dana Randall (Carrollton)

Shunta Jordan (Pace) and Dylan Keenan (Michigan)

Roy Levkovitz (Woodward) and Whit Whitmore (Michigan)

 

If you have any questions, feel free to e-mail me at akall@umich.edu

 

aaron

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Oh, i'm excited. I was thinking about going to Michigan, but now that I know that Jarrod is teaching the Seniors lab, I have to. If anyone is wondering, Jarrod is amazing.

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andy,

 

there are a few differences between the mndi and classic-

 

1. duration- the mndi is 3 weeks and the classic is 4 weeks

 

2. cost- the mndi is cheaper because it's shorter and less evidence is produced.

 

3. faculty- some of our faculty members work at both the mndi and classic, but in general different people work at each camp.

 

4. division of students- the mndi labs aren't broken up by year in school, where the classic labs are. so in mndi labs, sophomores will be mixed in labs with juniors and seniors. the classic labs are organized by grade level.

 

5. end of the camp tournament- there isn't one at the end of the mndi- there is one at the end of the classic.

 

you can apply online to either camp by going to http://www.michigandebate.com

 

if you have any other questions, feel free to e-mail me at akall@umich.edu

 

aaron

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2008 Michigan Debate Institutes Faculty-

 

Tim Alderete, Policy Debate Coordinator at The Meadows School of Las Vegas. Debate Coach for over 15 years. Taught over 25 labs at institutes, previously at Northwestern and Michigan. Has coached state champions in Illinois, Michigan and Nevada. A returning faculty member to the Michigan Debate Institutes.

 

Jarrod Atchison, Director of Debate at Trinity University. Jarrod Atchison, Ph.D. is the new Director of Debate at Trinity University in San Antonio, TX. For the past six years Jarrod has coached successful teams at the University of Georgia and Wake Forest University. In five of the past six years, Jarrod has coached first round teams to the National Debate Tournament including the 2007 Copeland Award winner for the top ranked team going into the N.D.T. His debaters have won numerous speaker awards including the second speaker at the 2005 N.D.T. and the first and second speakers at the 2007 Northwestern Tournament. As a debater at Wake Forest University, Jarrod qualified for the N.D.T. all four years including two first round bids. His senior year at Wake Forest, Jarrod was third speaker at the N.D.T., top seed, and the runner up for the Copeland Award. As a high school debater for Caddo Magnet High School, Jarrod won the Greenhill, Harvard, and Baylor round robins. He qualified for the T.O.C. three times and was tenth speaker overall his senior year. Jarrod has previous workshop experience at Wake Forest University and is looking forward to joining the Michigan faculty.

 

Ryan Burke, Assistant Debate Coach at Emory University. Winner of the 2006 National Debate Tournament. As a debater at Michigan State University, Ryan received several First Round Bids to the National Debate Tournament, including the third bid in 2006. In his final year of debate, he reached the Semifinals or better at seven of the eight major invitational tournaments, including five final round appearances and three tournament wins. After a year of coaching at MSU, Ryan is now an Assistant Coach at Emory University. This year, Ryan’s teams have won Georgia State and been in the Semifinals at Harvard and Wake Forest. Ryan has previously worked at the Spartan Debate Institutes and is a past participant of the Michigan Debate Institutes.

 

Joe Carver, Director of Debate at Carrollton Sacred Heart. As a college coach, Joe coached the first community college team to ever qualify for the NDT. He led his Whitman College teams to elimination rounds at every national tournament. His teams appeared in the Octafinals of the NDT and quarterfinals of CEDA Nationals. Joe's Carrollton teams have reached the TOC in each of his 3 years as Director. His teams have been invited to The Greenhill Round Robin, The Harvard Round Robin, The Michigan Round Robin and The California Round Robin. They have appeared in eliminations at Greenhill, Georgetown Day, St Marks, Michigan, The Glenbrooks, MBA, Harvard and Berkeley. As a debater, Joe was a CEDA All American and finished his Senior year ranked in the top ten teams nationally. He is a board member of the National Debate Coaches Association and a returning Seven Week faculty member to the Michigan Debate Institutes after a one year hiatus.

 

Josh Clarke, Director of Debate at Notre Dame High School. This year, Josh’s teams have reached the Finals at the University of Southern California and Semifinals at Meadows. Quarterfinalist at the 2004 National Debate Tournament. Former Assistant Coach at Damien High School. Has previously worked at the Spartan Debate Institutes. A returning faculty member to the Michigan Debate Institutes.

 

Eric Forslund, Assistant Director of Debate at Damien High School. In two years at the University of Wyoming, Eric has coached his teams to the elimination rounds at nearly every major college tournament including Harvard, Northwestern, Wake Forest, Texas, University of Southern California, California State University at Fullerton, Gonzaga, Georgia State University, and CEDA Nationals. In 2005 he coached the CEDA Debater of the Year, and his debaters won speaker awards at nearly every tournament they attended. In two years at Damien, Eric's teams have appeared in the late elimination rounds at The Glenbrooks, Greenhill, Berkeley, USC, Arizona State, Meadows, New Trier, and the Golden Desert. His teams have received invitations to the Greenhill and Northwestern Round Robins, and have secured multiple bids to the TOC. He has previously worked at the Cal National Debate Institute and the Wyoming Forensics Institute.

 

David Heidt, Assistant Debate Coach at Emory University and The Westminster Schools. 1996 National Debate Tournament Champion. Coach of the 2007 and 2000 National Debate Tournament Champions. Coach of the 1998 Cross Examination Debate Association National Tournament Champions. Coach of the 2005 Tournament of Champions Winner and 2007 TOC Top Speaker and Finalists. David's teams have won Harvard, Emory, Greenhill, The Harvard Round Robin, The Greenhill Round Robin, and New Trier, and he has coached the Top Speaker at Emory, Greenhill, The Greenhill Round Robin, Michigan, Blake, and New Trier. This year, David’s teams have reached the finals at St. Mark's and Semifinals at The Glenbrooks and New Trier, where he also coached the Top Speaker. David has taught over 20 debate institute labs. A returning Seven Week Juniors faculty member to the Michigan Debate Institutes.

 

Jenny Heidt, Director of Debate at the Westminster Schools. Coached the Winners of the 2005 and 2002 Tournament of Champions. Coach of the 2007 Tournament of Champions Top Speaker and Finalists. Jenny's teams have won Harvard, Emory, Greenhill, The Harvard Round Robin, The Greenhill Round Robin, and New Trier, and she has coached the Top Speaker at Emory, Greenhill, The Greenhill Round Robin, Michigan, Blake, and New Trier. This year, Jenny's teams have reached the finals at St. Mark's and Semifinals at The Glenbrooks and New Trier, where she also coached the Top Speaker. Jenny has previously worked at the Wake Forest University Debate Camp, Emory University Debate Camp, and Arizona Debate Institute for college debaters. A returning Seven Week Seniors faculty member to the Michigan Debate Institutes.

 

James Herndon, Director of Debate at Chattahoochee High School. Coach of the Finalists at the 2005 Tournament of Champions. Coach of the winner at the 2007 Glenbrooks Tournament. James fully qualified five teams to the 2007 Tournament of Champions and fifteen different teams in the last three years. James' teams have reached the Semifinals of Montgomery Bell Academy, New Trier, Ohio Valley, and Michigan. He has coached Top Ten Speakers at Emory, The Glenbrooks, Montgomery Bell Academy, Michigan, and New Trier. Former Debater at Mercer University and Assistant Debate Coach at the University of Alabama. Has previously taught at the Emory Debate Institute and Samford Debate Institute. A returning faculty member to the Michigan Debate Institutes.

 

Josh Hoe, Director of Debate at the University of Michigan. Coach of Quarterfinalists at the National Debate Tournament and Cross Examination Debate Association National Tournament. Coached teams to outrounds at the National Debate Tournament nearly every year since the merger including four teams to Octafinals or better in six years. Coached over twenty-five teams to outrounds at the Cross Examination Debate Association National Tournament. Coached three teams in six years to a First Round At Large Bid to the National Debate Tournament. Coached the Top Speaker at the 2001 Dartmouth Round Robin. 1990 Cross Examination Debate Association National Champion. Two-time Top Speaker and Champion at the Heart of America Debate Tournament. Formerly taught at the Dartmouth Debate Institute and Kentucky National Debate Institute.

 

Julie Hoehn, Senior Debater at Emory University. Winner of the 2007 National Debate Tournament. Semifinalist at the 2004 Tournament of Champions. Winner and Fourth Speaker at the 2007 Georgia State Tournament. Quarterfinalist and Third Speaker at the 2007 University of Kentucky Tournament. Semifinalist and Eighth Speaker at the 2007 Harvard University Tournament. Semifinalist and Ninth Speaker at the 2007 Wake Forest University Tournament. Has previously worked at the Spartan Debate Institutes.

 

Shunta Jordan, Director of Speech and Debate at Pace Academy. Coach of the 2007 St. Mark's Champions. Over the past three years, Shunta has coached teams to the Elimination Rounds at Berkeley, Emory, Harvard, The Glenbrooks, Wake Forest, Lexington, Redlands, Michigan, The Ohio Valley, and the University of Southern California. She has worked at the Emory National Debate Institute, Stanford National Forensic Institute, and Bates Forensic Institute. Current Director of the Emory University Middle School Debate Institute. Former Debater at the University of Georgia and National Debate Tournament Participant. Shunta has nineteen years of debate experience. A returning faculty member to the Michigan Debate Institutes.

 

Aaron Kall, Assistant Director of Debate at the University of Michigan. Coach of the Finalists and Fifth Speaker at the 2002 National Debate Tournament. Coach of two consecutive First-Round At Large Bid teams to the National Debate Tournament. Coach of the University of Kentucky Semifinalists, University of Southern California Semifinalists and Georgia State University Finalists. Coach of the 2004 University of Northern Iowa Champions and 2005 Novice Nationals Finalists. Quarterfinalist at the 2001 Cross Examination Debate Association National Tournament. Formerly coached at the University of Kentucky and worked at the Kentucky National Debate Institute. A past participant and returning faculty member to the Michigan Debate Institutes.

 

Dylan Keenan, Senior Debater at the University of Michigan. Top Speaker and Octafinalist at the 2007 Wake Forest University Tournament. Semifinalist and Tenth Speaker at the 2007 University of Kentucky Tournament. Second Speaker and Octafinalist at the 2007 Harvard University Tournament. Third Speaker at the 2007 Georgia State University Tournament. Quarterfinalist at the 2007 Northwestern University Tournament. Top Speaker and Finalist at the 2005 Novice Nationals Tournament. Winner of the 2004 University of Northern Iowa Tournament. Dylan has reached the elimination rounds at the National Debate Tournament, University of Southern California, West Georgia, Berkeley, and the University of Texas. Dylan is also an Assistant Debate Coach at The Westminster Schools. A past participant and returning faculty member to the Michigan Debate Institutes.

 

Ed Lee, Assistant Debate Coach at Emory University. Coach of the 2007 National Debate Tournament Champions. Ed has coached Semifinalists at the National Debate Tournament, the University of Kentucky, Harvard, Wakes Forest, and Fullerton. Ed has coached the winner of the Georgia State and West Georgia Tournaments. Ed has coached the Top Speaker at the West Georgia and Texas Tournaments. Former Director of the Bay Area Urban Debate League and Co-Director of the Tuscaloosa Debate League. Ed judged the final rounds of the 2005 Cross Examination Debate Association National Tournament and 2005 and 2006 National Debate Tournaments. A returning faculty member to the Michigan Debate Institutes.

 

Roy Levkovitz, Director of Debate at Woodward Academy and Assistant Debate Coach at Emory University. Coach of the 2007 National Debate Tournament Champions. 2006 National Debate Tournament First Round Bid Recipient. Participated in Elimination rounds at the National Debate Tournament, CEDA Nationals, Georgia State, Kentucky, Harvard, Wake Forest, University of Southern California, Fullerton, West Georgia, and University of Texas. Top Ten Speaker at CEDA Nationals and Top Twenty Speaker at the National Debate Tournament and every other tournament attended his senior year. His teams at Emory this year have won Georgia State and reached the Semifinals of Harvard and Wake Forest. His teams at Woodward have won the University of Georgia Tournament, reached the Finals at Greenhill, and Semifinals at St. Mark's and Michigan. A returning faculty member to the Michigan Debate Institutes.

 

Calum Matheson, Assistant Debate Coach at the University of North Texas and Glenbrook South High School. Finalist and Top Speaker at the Cross Examination Debate Association National Tournament. Second Speaker and Two-Time Semifinalist at the National Debate Tournament. Winner and Two-Time Top Speaker at the Kentucky Round Robin. Winner and Top Speaker at Northwestern. Top Speaker at the following College Debate Tournaments: Kentucky, Harvard, University of Southern California, Georgia State, and the University of California, Fullerton. Two-Time Director of the University of Kentucky Fellows Program. Assistant Coach of the 2006 Tournament of Champions Finalists. This year, Calum's teams have reached the Semifinals at New Trier and Quarterfinals at Michigan and Greenhill, where he also coached the Top Speaker. A past participant and returning faculty member to the Michigan Debate Institutes.

 

Brenda Montes, Assistant Debate Coach at California State University, Fullerton. Tenth Speaker and Double Octafinalist at the 2007 National Debate Tournament. 2007 National Debate Tournament First-Round Bid Recipient. Brenda was the Second Speaker at the Cross Examination Debate Association National Tournament, Fourth Speaker and Octafinalist at the National Debate Tournament, Second Speaker and Octafinalist at USC, Second Speaker and Semifinalist at the Georgia State University Tournament, and Quarterfinalist and Ninth Speaker at Wake Forest. Two year faculty member at the Southern California Urban Debate League Summer Institute. Assistant Debate Coach at the Harker School. A past participant and returning faculty member to the Michigan Debate Institutes.

 

Martin Osborne, Senior Debater at Missouri State University. Martin is in his fifth year of college debate at Missouri State and is a three-time qualifier to the NDT. He has cleared at major national tournaments over the last three years including Georgia State, Kentucky, Harvard, Wake Forest, both legs of the California Swing, Northwestern and CEDA Nationals and was the top seed at Kentucky in 2006. He has received top ten speaker awards at University of Southern California, Fullerton, University of Texas at Dallas, Georgia State, Wake Forest, and Kentucky, where he was awarded Top Speaker in 2007. Martin has previously worked at Kansas University Jayhawk Debate Institute, University of Missouri Kansas City Debate Institute, Missouri State Debate Institute, and the Spartan Debate Institute.

 

Jason Peterson, Assistant Debate Coach at St. Mark's and Redlands. Coach of the 2006 Tournament of Champions Quarterfinalists. This year, Jason's teams have won New Trier and been in the Finals of Greenhill. Quarterfinalist at the 2000 National Debate Tournament. Coached the University of Southern California to two consecutive First-Round At Large bids at the National Debate Tournament. A returning Seven Week Juniors faculty member to the Michigan Debate Institutes.

 

Scott Phillips, Assistant Debate Coach at Pace Academy and Emory University. Coach of the 2007 National Debate Tournament Champions. Coach of the 2007 St. Mark's Champions. Scott was a Semifinalist and Third Speaker at the 2006 National Debate Tournament and Top Speaker and Winner of the 2006 West Georgia Tournament. He was also Second Speaker and Quarterfinalist at the Wake Forest Tournament, Fourth Speaker and Semifinalist at the Kentucky Tournament, and an Octafinalist and Fourth Speaker at the University of Texas Tournament. Top Speaker at the 2004 University of Kentucky, Kentucky Round Robin, Harvard University, University of Southern California, and Georgia State University Tournaments. Winner of the 2003 and 2004 Kentucky Round Robin. Winner of the 2003 Harvard Debate Tournament. Top Speaker at the 2003 Wake Forest Tournament. Top Speaker at the Tournament of Champions, The Glenbrooks, Harvard, Montgomery Bell Academy, the Greenhill Round Robin, and the Michigan Round Robin. Winner of CFL Nationals, St. Mark's, Greenhill, Valley, and the Michigan Round Robin. A returning faculty member to the Michigan Debate Institutes.

 

Dana Randall, Assistant Director of Debate at Carrollton Sacred Heart. Has coached teams to the elimination rounds at Greenhill, Georgetown Day, St Marks, Michigan, The Glenbrooks, MBA, Harvard and Berkeley. Elimination round debater at multiple tournaments in her college career. As a lab leader, Dana has worked at Spartan Debate Institutes, Whitman National Debate Institute, and Impact Coalition. Dana is returning to Michigan after a one year hiatus.

 

Marissa Silber, Assistant Debate Coach at the University of Florida. Former debater at the University of Southern California and former Assistant at Notre Dame High School. Two-Time District One Champion. Elimination Round Participant at the Cross Examination Debate Association National Tournament, Wake Forest, Georgia State, and several other national tournaments. Writer for Victory Briefs Handbooks. Formerly worked at the Southern California Urban Debate League Camp. A returning Seven Week Juniors faculty member to the Michigan Debate Institutes.

 

Christina Tallungan, Director of Debate at Glenbrook North High School. Coached the winner of the 2007 Tournament of Champions and NFL Nationals. Coach of the Top Speaker and Semifinalists at the 2006 Tournament of Champions. Christina coached the Winner of the University of California at Berkeley Tournament and Winner and Top Speaker at the University of Southern California Tournament. Four year CEDA and NDT debater at the University of Southern California. Assistant Debate Coach at California State University, Northridge. Assistant Administrator for the Los Angeles Urban Debate League. Former Instructor at the University of Southern California National Debate Institute and the Southern California Urban Debate League Camp. A returning faculty member to the Michigan Debate Institutes.

 

Whit Whitmore, Assistant Debate Coach at the University of Michigan and Woodward Academy. Semifinalist at the American Debate Association National Tournament, Winner of the University of Alabama Crimson Classic, and Finalist at the Delta Sigma Rho/Tau Kappa Alpha National Tournament. Whit has coached for the past five years at the high school and college level. In the past, Whit has worked for Mercer University, the University of Alabama, and Piedmont College. A former institute instructor at Emory, Wyoming, and Georgia State. A returning faculty member to the Michigan Debate Institutes.

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is there any advantage to applying for 7 week earlier?

or should i just finish out my last couple tourneys (that all end before february) and then apply?

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is there any advantage to applying for 7 week earlier?

or should i just finish out my last couple tourneys (that all end before february) and then apply?

 

idk. I would apply as early as possible because they already have several dozens of apps in. It is a very competitive camp, and I think the quicker you commit the higher your chances are of getting in.

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the first wave of acceptances was supposed to be out by jan 1.- none have gone out yet. i should be able to get these out within the next week.

 

sorry for the delay.

 

aaron

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Hey guys. I applied here. Any updates on the acceptances?

 

Im pretty sure the email said first wave will be out by Jan 15, not sure though.

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Im pretty sure the email said first wave will be out by Jan 15, not sure though.

 

Where did you get that stat from? Here is what I received as part of my email:

 

December 26, 2007

 

Sam,

 

We have recently received your application to attend the 2008

University of Michigan Seven Week Seniors Program.

 

Admission notices by no later than May 31, 2008, but we reserve the

right to admit students earlier than this date depending on their

qualifications. We will be admitting the first wave of candidates by

January 1.

 

 

 

Then Mr. Kall proceeded by saying that the process was delayed...

 

the first wave of acceptances was supposed to be out by jan 1.- none have gone out yet. i should be able to get these out within the next week.

 

sorry for the delay.

 

aaron

 

 

im thinking that the first wave will for sure be in by that date though. good luck to everyone else applying btw.

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cody,

 

we've received about 50 seven week applications as of today. if you are interested in applying, i would encourage you to do so.

 

aaron

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