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  1. 2013 University of Michigan Seven Week Juniors Program June 23-August 10, 2013 Why should I attend the 2013 Michigan Seven Week Juniors Program? A Pattern of Success: The winners of the last eight Tournament of Champions and Top Speaker at six of the last seven TOCs are alums of the Michigan Seven Week Juniors Program. This year, alums of the Michigan Seven Week Juniors Program have won Montgomery Bell Academy, Greenhill, Blake (tie), Michigan, Ohio Valley, Dowling, Georgetown, Texas, Wake Forest, New Trier, Meadows, Grapevine, the Greenhill Round Robin, and the Northwestern Round Robin. Alums of the Michigan Seven Week Juniors Program this year have won Top Speaker at Montgomery Bell Academy, Greenhill, The Glenbrooks, Michigan, Ohio Valley, Dowling, Georgetown, Texas, Wake Forest, New Trier, Meadows, Alta, and the Greenhill Round Robin. Practice Debates: Each member of the 2012 Michigan Seven Week Juniors Program participated in well over two dozen full-length practice debates during the course of the summer. For example, 2012 alum Natalie Knez from Glenbrook North High School participated in approximately 34 full-length debates. Lectures: Everyone in the 2012 Michigan Seven Week Juniors Program attended dozens of camp-wide and in-lab lectures. Evidence: In numerous waves of assignments, the 2012 Michigan Seven Week Juniors Program produced several thousand pages of evidence and received thousands of pages of additional evidence from the other five Michigan Seven Week Labs. “I had trouble deciding which institute I wanted to spend my summer at, but I’m glad that I chose the 7 Week Juniors Program at the University of Michigan. The combination of in-depth lectures, countless practice debates, and brilliant lab leaders made this summer exceptionally helpful to my career as a debater. Armed with improved argumentative flexibility and understanding of the topic, I can confidently say that I am ready for the 2012-2013 debate season. On top of all that, I can’t think of a more wonderful place to have spent my summer than in the beautiful Ann Arbor!†Nikhil Jain, St. Mark’s (TX), 8/14/12, Winner of the 2012 Grapevine Tournament “The Seven Week Juniors program was unquestionably the best way I could have spent my summer. Not only did the high level of competition make every practice debate a unique learning experience, but the feedback was also priceless. Regardless of your skill level, the exceptional lab leaders and extensive resources at the University of Michigan ensure that you leave Ann Arbor prepared for a successful season.†Natalie Knez, Glenbrook North High School (IL), 8/15/12, Finalist at the 2012 Blake Tournament “The Michigan Camp is unmatched in the experience it brings for all lucky enough to attend it. The Seven Week Junior's Programs put together the most qualified judges and peers to help me utilize my skills and become a much better debater. The intense researching skills encouraged by the camp gave me the most comprehensive view of the upcoming topic that cannot be met by any other camp. Alongside the beautiful campus and delicious food, the camp is home to my fondest memories concerning the friends I've met and made during the seven weeks. Don't miss the opportunity to become a part of one of the greatest experiences you may ever have.†Michael Koo, Centennial High School (MD), 8/14/12, Quarterfinalist at the 2012 MBA and Glenbrooks Tournaments “The Seven Week Juniors program was the best way I could have chosen to spend my summer. From the outstanding lab leaders, incredible access to university resources, and the great number of competitive, full-length practice debates, the Seven Week program is a phenomenal resource for those seeking to achieve competitive success in debate. The unique focus on effective research and quality practice debates is one that can't be replicated. Additionally, Ann Arbor is a great place to spend your summer, and getting to meet so many new people is a truly priceless experience.†Arjun Krishnan, Lexington High School (MA), 8/14/12, Quarterfinalist at the 2012 Glenbrooks Tournament Why should I attend the 2013 Michigan Seven Week Juniors Program? Faculty: David Heidt, Assistant Director of Debate at the University of Michigan and Assistant Coach at Westminster This will be David's eighteenth summer working at the camp and ninth summer working in a Seven Week Juniors Lab with Jason Peterson. He has helped coach four Tournament of Champions winners and one finalist. David helped coached the Top Speaker at the TOC and second speaker three times. He has helped coach the winner of nearly every major high school debate tournament multiple times, including three of the last six NDCA Baker Award winners, four of the last seven Greenhill Round Robin winners and three of the last six winners of St. Mark's. As a college assistant, David coached the winner of two National Debate Tournaments and two CEDA National Debate Tournaments. As a college debater, he won the National Debate Tournament. Shunta Jordan, Director of Speech and Debate at Pace Academy This year, Shunta has coached the finalists at The Glenbrooks and Michigan. She coached the 2009 and 2007 Tournament of Champions quarterfinalists. Shunta also coached the 2007 St. Mark's Champions and Top Speaker at the 2008 St. Mark's and Glenbrooks Tournaments. Over the past five years, she has coached teams to the elimination rounds at Greenhill, Montgomery Bell Academy, Berkeley, The Barkley Forum, Harvard, Wake Forest, Lexington, Blake, and Georgetown. Shunta has worked at the Emory National Debate Institute, Stanford National Forensic Institute and Bates Forensic Institute. She is a former debater at the University of Georgia and National Debate Tournament participant. Shunta has twenty plus years of debate experience. This will be her eighth summer as a faculty member at the Michigan Debate Institutes and third summer in the Seven Week Juniors Program. Jason Peterson, Assistant Coach at St. Mark’s and Assistant Director of Debate at the University of California at Berkeley This will be Jason's thirteenth summer working at the camp and ninth summer working in a Seven Week Juniors Lab with David Heidt. He received the 2009 Acolyte Award, given to the top assistant coach in high school debate. As an assistant coach at St. Mark's, Jason's teams have reached the finals of the Tournament of Champions and Montgomery Bell Academy, won The Glenbrooks, Berkeley, New Trier and Grapevine, and were in the finals of The Barkley Forum, Greenhill, the University of Southern California and the University of Texas. He was previously the Director of Debate at Notre Dame High School, where he coached a team to the quarterfinals of the Tournament of Champions. As a debater at Pace University, Jason reached the quarterfinals of the National Debate Tournament. Josh Clark, Director of Policy Debate at Juan Diego Catholic High School Josh is the former Director of Debate at Notre Dame High School, where he coached the 2009 University of California at Berkeley Champions. His teams have reached the elimination rounds at the Tournament of Champions, Montgomery Bell Academy, St. Mark’s, Greenhill, The Glenbrooks, Michigan, Stanford, the University of Southern California, Meadows, La Costa Canyon, Fullerton, Long Beach, Arizona State University and Alta. Josh was a quarterfinalist at the National Debate Tournament and semifinalist at the Cross Examination Debate Association National Tournament. He helped coach the University of Michigan to the semifinals of the 2008 and 2011 National Debate Tournaments. Josh is a former assistant debate coach at Damien High School. He has previously worked at the Spartan Debate Institutes. This will be Josh’s eighth summer working at Michigan and seventh summer working with the Seven Week Juniors Program. Eric Forslund, Associate Director of Debate at Greenhill School This year, Eric’s teams have won St. Mark’s and The Glenbrooks. Last year, his teams won the NDCA Baker Award, Harvard, Montgomery Bell Academy, The Glenbrooks, Blake, Georgetown, Bronx Science, Grapevine and the Northwestern University Round Robin. He is a former Assistant Coach at Damien High School, where his teams appeared in the late elimination rounds at Greenhill, Berkeley, USC, Arizona State, Meadows, New Trier and Golden Desert. In two years at the University of Wyoming, Eric coached teams to the elimination rounds at nearly every major college tournament, including Harvard, Northwestern, Wake Forest, Texas, the University of Southern California, California State University at Fullerton, Gonzaga, Georgia State University and CEDA Nationals. He has previously worked at the Michigan Classic, the Spartan Debate Institutes, the Cal National Debate Institute and the Wyoming Forensics Institute. This will be Eric’s third summer at the Michigan Debate Institutes and second summer working with the Seven Week Juniors Program. Sheila Peterson, Director of Debate at Wayzata High School Sheila's teams have earned Tournament of Champions bids at Montgomery Bell Academy, The Glenbrooks, St. Mark's, Blake, Emory, Greenhill, Michigan, Harvard, Maine East, Valley, Gonzaga, Iowa Caucus and Dowling. Her debaters have also won Top Speaker Awards at Blake, Michigan, Iowa Caucus and Valley. Sheila has coached three teams to the Top 15 at NFL Nationals. At Concordia College, she consistently reached elimination rounds at tournaments such as Northwestern, Baylor and Redlands. As an Edina High School debater, Sheila was one of the first Minnesota debaters to qualify for the Tournament of Champions, winning both the Blake Tournament and Little Nationals her senior year. She formerly coached at Edina and Highland Park (MN) and this is her seventh year working at the Michigan Debate Institutes and sixth year working with the Seven Week Juniors Program. Sheila is also a past participant of the Michigan Debate Institutes. Michael Greenstein, Director of Debate at Glenbrook North High School This is Michael's fourth year as director of his alma mater, Glenbrook North High School. He was previously Director of Debate at New Trier High School, where he coached the Top Speaker of the 2009 Tournament of Champions, Greenhill, Wake Forest and Ohio Valley. At GBN Michael's teams won St. Mark's, New Trier, the Northwestern Round Robin, and Marquette, reached the finals of the Tournament of Champions, Blake, Georgetown Day, and Berkeley, and the semifinals of Greenhill and Georgetown. He coached the Top Speaker at New Trier and second place team at the Greenhill Round Robin. Michael's coached the Georgia State Champion in 2007 and the Illinois State Champion in 2009, 2010, and 2011. As a debater in high school, he twice advanced to the elimination rounds at the Tournament of Champions and won top five speaker awards at nearly every tournament he attended. While debating at Emory University, Michael reached the semifinals of Georgia State, Wake Forest and CEDA Nationals, as well as the elimination rounds of the National Debate Tournament three times. He is a past participant of the Michigan Debate Institutes and has previously worked at the Dartmouth Debate Institute, Miami of Ohio, and Michigan National Debate Institute. This will be Michael's fourth summer working with the Seven Week Juniors Program. Megan Johnson, Director of Debate at Iowa City West High School Megan has been a coach at Iowa City West since 2009 and previously coached at Dowling Catholic High School. While at Iowa City West, she has helped coached teams that won three state championships and reached the elimination rounds of many regional and national tournaments. In 2012, Megan coached the winners of both the Tournament of Champions and NFL Nationals and the Top Speaker at The Glenbrooks. Her debaters have won the University of Michigan Tournament, the Iowa Caucus and the Valley Mid-America Cup, been finalists at Berkley, reached the semifinals at The Glenbrooks, and reached the quarterfinals at both Greenhill and St. Mark's. This is Megan's second summer working with the Seven Week Juniors Program. Scott Phillips, Assistant Debate Coach at The Meadows School of Las Vegas This will be Scott's eleventh summer working at the Michigan Debate Institutes. In high school, he was the Top Speaker at the Tournament of Champions and CFL National Champion. While debating for Emory University, Scott won ADA nationals, the University of Kentucky Round Robin, Harvard University, Northwestern University and West Georgia. He is a former debate coach at Pace Academy, Notre Dame High School and The Potomac School. Scott has previously worked at the Emory National Debate Institute. He is a co-founder of The 3NR, a collaborative blog about high school policy debate.
  2. 2013 University of Michigan Seven Week Seniors Program June 23-August 10, 2013 Why should I attend the 2013 Michigan Seven Week Seniors Program? A Pattern of Success: The Michigan Seven Week Seniors Program has produced the winners of the last four Tournament of Champions, the Top Speaker at three of the last four TOCs and two of the last three NFL National Champions. So far this year, alums of the 2012 Michigan Seven Week Seniors Program have won Montgomery Bell Academy, Greenhill (tie), the Greenhill Round Robin, Blake (tie), Georgetown, Texas, Meadows, Dowling, New Trier, and the Northwestern Round Robin. Alums of the 2012 Michigan Seven Week Seniors Program this year have won Top or Second Speaker at Blake, St. Mark’s, Greenhill, The Glenbrooks, Michigan, New Trier, the Greenhill Round Robin, Dowling, Georgetown, and Alta. Practice Debates: Each member of the 2012 Seven Week Seniors Program participated in well over two dozen full-length practice debates during the course of the summer. For example, 2012 alum Humza Tariq from The Kinkaid School (TX) participated in 33 full-length debates. Lectures: Everyone in the 2012 Michigan Seven Week Seniors Program attended dozens of camp-wide and in-lab lectures. Evidence: In numerous waves of assignments, the 2012 Michigan Seven Week Seniors Program produced several thousand pages of evidence and received thousands of pages of additional evidence from the other five Michigan Seven Week Labs. “Michigan Seven Week Seniors offers the perfect blend of skill development, research, and fun. Camp-wide and in-lab lectures are given by debate coaches of the highest caliber, competitive practice debates and insightful redo sessions helped me develop my skills, while extensive research time provides a diversity of arguments to better simulate debate during the regular season. Attending the Michigan Seven Week program has given me an unparalleled experience to prepare for a successful senior year, life-long friends, and countless memorable times around Ann Arbor.†Paula Cheng, Pace Academy, 8/15/12, Quarterfinalist at the 2012 Glenbrooks and Michigan Tournaments “Michigan Seven Week was the best decision I could have made in choosing a summer debate camp. The instruction in the Seniors Lab was amazing, as was the quantity of practice debates. The lab leaders are dedicated and committed to helping you improve at all aspects of the game, from skills to research. Working with some of the most forward-thinking instructors in the country gave me valuable exposure to new and innovative arguments. Finally, the research done at Michigan drastically improved the quality of practice debates and provided a great foundation for this coming year.†Mary Grace Darmody, Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart (FL), 8/17/12, Winner of 2012 Georgetown Tournament “Michigan Seven Week is definitely the right choice for debaters looking to gain a competitive edge in a fun city like Ann Arbor. Debaters have access to incredible library resources and take full advantage of them with feedback from lab leaders, researching assignments they select and consistently dictating the topic’s direction for the year. Whether it’s a camp wide lecture or lab discussion, there’s the right balance between skill development and topic focus. Practice debates in front of the nation’s top judges ensure that students improve on their specific goals, whether diversifying 2NRs or working on efficiency. Returning campers benefit immensely from new drills, advanced lectures, and unique experiences like the college debate panel.†Fran Swanson, Carrollton School for the Sacred Heart, 8/15/12, Winner of 2012 Georgetown Tournament "Choosing what camp to go to prior to your senior year of debate is an extremely difficult decision. I firmly believe that choosing to go to the Michigan Seven Week Seniors Program was one of the best decisions that I made. The care and dedication that each staff member puts in everyday is simply remarkable, and through Michigan's institute, many debaters are able to maximize their potential prior to going into their senior year. Many of the best high school debaters are often at Michigan prior to their last year of high school debate mainly because of the outstanding nature of the program. Through Michigan, you're able to significantly improve your debate skills in a friendly, social environment. Everything about the camp influenced my decision to attend, and everything about the camp influences my decision to recommend it to every rising senior in the nation." Humza Tariq, The Kinkaid School (TX), 8/12/12, Top Speaker of 2012 St. Mark’s Tournament Why should I attend the 2013 Michigan Seven Week Seniors Program? 5. Faculty: Dr. Jarrod Atchison, Director of Debate at Wake Forest University This will be Jarrod's sixth summer working at the Michigan Seven Week Seniors Program. He has a genuine and infectious enthusiasm for debate and is the camp's most popular lecturer each summer. As a debater at Wake Forest University, Jarrod was the top seed and third speaker at the National Debate Tournament. He was also runner-up for the Copeland Award, given to the debate season's most outstanding team. Jarrod is the former Director of Debate at Trinity University and a former assistant debate coach at the University of Georgia. While at Georgia, he coached the Copeland Award winner and second speaker at the National Debate Tournament. As a debater at Caddo Magnet High School, Jarrod won the Greenhill School and Harvard University Round Robins. Jenny Heidt, Director of Debate at The Westminster Schools This will be Jenny's eighth summer working at the Michigan Seven Week Seniors Program. She has coached five Tournament of Champions winners and one finalist. Jenny coached the Top Speaker at the TOC and second speaker twice. Her teams have won nearly every major high school debate tournament multiple times, including three of the last six NDCA Baker Awards for the top team in the nation, four of the last seven Greenhill Round Robin winners and three of the last six winners of St. Mark's. Jenny has previously worked at the Wake Forest University debate camp, the Emory University debate camp, and the Arizona Debate Institute for college debaters. Calum Matheson, Debate Coach at Glenbrook South High School and Harvard University This will be Calum's tenth summer working at the Michigan Debate Institutes and fifth summer working with the Seven Week Seniors Program. He was the 2008 Acolyte Award recipient, given to the top assistant coach in high school debate. Calum's been an assistant coach since 2005 at Glenbrook South and since 2009 at Harvard. He has helped coach the finalists and the second speaker at the Tournament of Champions, the top speaker at the NDT, and the 2010 Baker Award Winners. As a college debater, Calum was the Top Speaker and finalist at CEDA Nationals and twice a semifinalist at the National Debate Tournament. He won Northwestern and the Kentucky Round Robin and was Top Speaker at Northwestern, Harvard, Kentucky, Georgia State, and Fullerton, twice the top speaker at Southern California and the Kentucky Round Robin, and the Top Speaker at over a dozen high school tournaments. Calum was voted to be one of the top five college judges and top ten debaters of the last decade in a poll of college debate coaches, the only person to appear in both categories. He is currently completing his PhD at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. “Despite our varied backgrounds, the Atchison/Heidt/Matheson lab leaders have one significant thing in common: we love teaching debate. We believe that our lab is a small but important opportunity for us to work with the future leaders of the high school and college debate communities. We take our time with you very seriously and we know that a seven week commitment to a debate lab requires that we get to know you as a person and a debater. Although every group of summer students has different needs, we tend to place an emphasis on applied learning techniques that include lectures, discussion, and practice. The past three times we have taught together our lab has had 20+ full practice debates before the workshop tournament. We look forward to another great summer working with some of the debate community's best and brightest.†Jarrod Atchison, Jenny Heidt, and Calum Matheson Brett Bricker, Assistant Debate Coach at Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart and the University of Kansas As a debater at the University of Kansas, Brett won the 2009 National Debate Tournament. He won multiple other tournaments including Harvard, the University of Southern California, West Georgia and the Kentucky Round Robin. Brett was also Top Speaker at Georgia State, Harvard, the University of Southern California, West Georgia, the Kentucky Round Robin and twice at the Dartmouth Round Robin. In three years coaching at the University of Kansas, he coached four teams to first round at-large bids to the National Debate Tournament, the winner of the 2010 Wake Forest University Tournament and semifinalists and the 2010 and 2011 Cross Examination Debate Association National Tournament. In three years coaching at Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart, Brett helped coach multiple Georgetown champions, finalists of the Harvard Round Robin, and semifinalists at St. Mark's, The Glenbrooks, Michigan and Montgomery Bell Academy. His previous workshop experience includes the Spartan Debate Institute, Jayhawk Debate Institute and Arizona Debate Institute. This will be Brett's third summer working with the Seven Week Seniors Program. Melanie Johnson, Debate Coach at Niles West High School This will be Melanie's third summer working with the Seven Week Seniors Program. Prior to coaching at Niles West, she was the Director of Debate at Iowa City West High School. While there, Melanie coached the 2012 Tournament of Champions winner and the NFL national champion. Her teams have reached the elimination rounds of many regional and national tournaments and earned numerous top ten speaker awards, been invited to national round robins and won three state championships. Melanie’s debaters have won Michigan, the Iowa Caucus and the Valley Mid-America Cup, reached the semifinals at The Glenbrooks, and reached the quarterfinals at Greenhill and St. Mark's. She is a former college debater and National Debate Tournament qualifier. Brian Rubaie, Assistant Debate Coach at Niles North High School and the University of Texas-Dallas This will be Brian’s third summer working with the Seven Week Seniors Program. He has coached high school debate for over half a dozen years. Brian’s teams have reached the late elimination rounds of every major national tournament, including the finals of the 2012 Tournament of Champions. In college he has coached teams to the Kentucky Round Robin and the elimination rounds of every major national tournament, including the National Debate Tournament. As a debater at UT-Dallas, Brian won Georgia State University, reached the semifinals of Harvard University, Berkeley, the Cross Examination Debate Association National Tournament and the quarterfinals of the National Debate Tournament and Wake Forest University. He was a top ten speaker at every major national tournament, including the National Debate Tournament. Brian has previously worked at Gonzaga Scholars, the University of North Texas, Baylor University, the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and the University of Vermont.
  3. The 2013 University of Michigan Debate Institutes June 23 - August 10, 2013 www.michigandebate.com www.twitter.com/umdebatecamp Michigan National Debate Institute, June 23rd - July 13th, 2013 MNDI and Extension Week, June 23rd - July 20th, 2013 Classic, July 14th - August 10th, 2013 Classic Plus, July 7th - August 10th, 2013 Seven Week Program, June 23rd - August 10th, 2013 A Pattern of Success: The Winners and Top Speakers of the last eight Tournament of Champions are alums of the Michigan Debate Institutes. This year, alums of the Michigan Debate Institutes have won Montgomery Bell Academy, Greenhill, Michigan, Blake (tie), Ohio Valley, Georgetown, Texas, Dowling, Wake Forest, New Trier, Meadows, Grapevine, the Greenhill Round Robin, and the Northwestern Round Robin. Alums of the Michigan Debate Institutes have won Top Speaker this year at Montgomery Bell Academy, St. Mark’s, The Glenbrooks, Greenhill, Michigan, Ohio Valley, Dowling, Georgetown, Texas, Wake Forest, New Trier, Meadows, Alta, and the Greenhill Round Robin. Alums of the Michigan Debate Institutes have received 176 bids to the Tournament of Champions thus far this year! 2013 Seven Week Seniors Faculty: Jarrod Atchison, Wake Forest University • Jenny Heidt, Westminster Schools • Calum Matheson, Glenbrook South High School and Harvard University Brett Bricker, the University of Kansas and Carrollton Sacred Heart • Melanie Johnson, Niles West High School • Brian Rubaie, Niles North High School and the University of Texas at Dallas 2013 Seven Week Juniors Faculty: David Heidt, the University of Michigan and Westminster Schools • Shunta Jordan, Pace Academy • Jason Peterson, St. Mark’s and the University of California at Berkeley Josh Clark, Juan Diego Catholic High School • Eric Forslund, Greenhill School • Sheila Peterson, Wayzata High School Michael Greenstein, Glenbrook North High School • Megan Johnson, Iowa City West High School • Scott Phillips, Meadows School 2013 Classic Faculty: Sophomores- Tim Alderete, Meadows School • Sara Sanchez, Lexington High School Andres Gannon, Carrollton Sacred Heart and the University of Southern California • Christina Tallungan, Notre Dame High School Juniors and Seniors- Parker Cronin, the University of Michigan • Sarah Topp, Trinity University 2013 MNDI Faculty: Parker Cronin, the University of Michigan • Christina Tallungan, Notre Dame High School • Sarah Topp, Trinity University • Whit Whitmore, the University of Michigan
  4. I hope everyone is doing well. The invitation to the 2012 University of Michigan H.S. Debate Tournament (November 2-4, 2012) can be found at http://twitdoc.com/1BTP and http://umdebatetournament.tabroom.com/ We look forward to seeing you in Ann Arbor in early November. Go Blue! Aaron Aaron Kall Director of Debate University of Michigan Office Phone Number: 734-239-3996 www.michigandebate.com http://twitter.com/UMDebateCamp
  5. Eric Nelson of Edina High School asked me to post this to the list-serve. Aaron Edina High School is seeking a Director of Debate for the 2012-13 school year. Edina High School has a rich tradition of success in debate and consistently ranks among the very top programs in Minnesota and the nation. Edina High School debaters participate in both the Policy and Lincoln-Douglas divisions. Novice students from the District’s two middle schools are also included in the program. Recent accomplishments include a 2012 Minnesota State High School League championship in Policy Debate. Strongest consideration will be given to candidates with the following characteristics: • Proven experience and success in debate either, or both, as a coach or debater • A long-term vision for continuous improvement of the program • High integrity and an ability to model both competitiveness and sportsmanship • Strong administrative and communications skills The selected candidate will be expected to: • Provide high quality coaching to both varsity and novice debaters • Foster skills in research, organization and cutting and filing evidence for building cases • Conduct practices and student meetings to further develop the skills of the team • Maintain rigorous expectations for student performance and growth • Provide opportunities for competition at the national and local level • Further develop both the Lincoln-Douglas and Policy components of the program • Recruit and manage a team of quality assistant coaches • Collaborate with the coaching staff, administration, parents and community supporters • Represent Edina High School and the program in a variety of venues including coaches’ meetings, media requests, and team functions Applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Eric Nelson at erijnelson@edina.k12.mn.us. About Edina Public Schools Edina Public Schools is comprised of six elementary schools (K-5), two middle schools (6-9) and one senior high (10-12). Total enrollment is approximately 8,300 students. The District serves a large portion of Edina, a first-tier Minneapolis suburb comprised of approximately 47,450 people.
  6. A typical day is morning lectures or lab session from 9:30-11:30 a.m. library/lab session/or practice debates from 1-5 p.m. lab session/practice debates from 7-9 p.m. There are lunch and dinner breaks each day. We don't start until 1 p..m on Wednesdays and Sundays. You will be given periodic evenings off throughout the camp. You should have plenty of time to study. Aaron akall@umich.edu
  7. Congratulations to 2011 camp alums Andrew Jones and Hemanth Sanjeev for winning The Barkley Forum. Congratulations to 2011 camp alum Joseph Lenart for winning the J.W. Patterson Invitational at Heritage Hall. Aaron Aaron Kall Director of Debate University of Michigan Office Phone Number: 734-239-3996 www.michigandebate.com http://twitter.com/UMDebateCamp
  8. 2012 University of Michigan Seven Week Sophomores Program, June 17-August 4, 2012 Why should I attend the 2012 Michigan Seven Week Sophomores Program? 1. A Pattern of Success: The Winners of the last 7 Tournament of Champions and 6 of the last 7 Top Speakers at the TOC are alums of the Michigan 7 Week Program. This year, alums of the 2011 Michigan Debate Institutes have won St. Mark’s, Greenhill, Greenhill Round Robin, Michigan, Pace Round Robin, Ohio Valley, New Trier, Bronx Science, Lexington, Georgetown, Iowa Caucus, Crestian, Arizona State, Long Beach, Meadows, Valley, Alta, La Costa Canyon, and Samford. 2011 alums have won Top Speaker this year at Montgomery Bell Academy, The Glenbrooks, St. Mark’s, Greenhill, Pace Round Robin, Georgetown, USC, Gonzaga, Crestian, Iowa Caucus, New Trier, Valley, Long Beach, and Samford. 135 bids to the TOC thus far! 2. Practice Debates: Each member of the 2012 Seven Week Sophomores Program will participate in over two dozen full-length practice debates during the course of the summer. 2011 Seven Week alum Evan McCarty participated in 34 full-length debates last summer. 3. Lectures: Attendees of the 2012 Michigan Seven Week Sophomores Program will attend dozens of lectures from Seven Week Faculty. 4. Evidence: In numerous waves of assignments, the 2012 Michigan Seven Week Sophomores Program will produce several thousand pages of evidence and receive thousands of pages of additional evidence from the other five Michigan Seven Week Seniors and Juniors Labs. 5. Faculty: Tim Alderete, Debate Coach at The Meadows School of Las Vegas Debate coach for 23 years. Tim has taught over 35 labs at institutes, including Michigan, Northwestern, Appleton and Stanford. His students have reached the elimination rounds of every major tournament in the country, including state championships in Illinois, Michigan and Nevada. Students from Tim’s sophomore labs have gone on to win every major debate championship, including The Tournament of Champions, NFL Nationals, National Catholic Forensic League Nationals, and the National Debate Tournament. Tim has unmatched experience teaching young debaters, having taught the Michigan Classic for Sophomores lab for the last 16 years. This will be his fourth summer working with Sara Sanchez at the Michigan Debate Institutes. Maria Liu, Senior Debater at the University of Michigan and Assistant Debate Coach at The Harker School Maria is a three-time elimination round participant at the National Debate Tournament. This year, she was a semifinalist at the University of Kentucky Henry Clay Debates and Octafinalist at Georgia State University, California State University at Fullerton, and Wake Forest University. In 2010-2011, Maria was a semifinalist at the National Debate Tournament, winner of the University of Georgia Tournament, won third place at the University of Kentucky Round Robin, and was a quarterfinalist at Harvard University, Wake Forest University, the University of Southern California and California State University at Fullerton. She debated at Okemos High School and reached the elimination rounds of many Tournament of Champions bid tournaments. Maria has already been accepted to the University of Michigan Law School as part of the Wolverine Scholars program. She is a past participant of the Michigan Debate Institutes and this will be her fourth year as a faculty member at the Michigan Seven Week Program. Sara Sanchez, Director of Debate at Lexington High School In 2010-2011 Sara coached the finalists at the Tournament of Champions, The Blake School and Lakeland Champions and the winners of the Harvard and Michigan Round Robins. Last year Lexington High School qualified more teams to the Tournament of Champions (5) than any other school in the country. Sara’s had a team in the elimination rounds of the Tournament of Champions 7 of the last 8 years, dating back to her time as an Assistant Coach at Rowland Hall-St. Mark's. Her teams have consistently reached the late elimination rounds of every major national tournament including the NDCA National Championship and NFL Nationals. This will be Sara’s fourth summer working with Tim Alderete at the Michigan Debate Institutes. 6. Testimonials: “I think Tim Alderete and Sara Sanchez should do a Seven Week lab next year. They are the best lab leaders, judges and instructors I’ve ever had at debate camp. Thank you very much.†Scott McCrory, Los Alamos High School, 2011 Alderete/Sanchez MNDI Lab, 7/8/11 “The work at times was really heavy and hard to handle, but it was all very helpful in the long run. Both Tim and Sara were amazing and if I attend the camp next year, I would love to be in their lab again.†Alderete/Sanchez 2010 Michigan Classic for Sophomores Student, 8/6/10
  9. 2012 University of Michigan Seven Week Juniors Program, June 17-August 4, 2012 Why should I attend the 2012 Michigan Seven Week Juniors Program? 1. A Pattern of Success: The winners of the last seven Tournament of Champions and Top Speaker at five of the last six TOC’s are alums of the Seven Week Juniors Program. This year, alums of the 2011 Seven Week Juniors Program have won Georgetown, Lexington, New Trier, Meadows, Long Beach, La Costa Canyon, Alta and Samford, reached the finals at USC, Ohio Valley, Crestian, Arizona State and Gonzaga, reached the semifinals at Montgomery Bell Academy, St. Mark’s, Michigan, Texas, Wake Forest and Houston Memorial, and reached the quarterfinals at The Glenbrooks, Greenhill, Grapevine, Dowling and Valley. Alums of the 2011 Seven Week Juniors Program this year have won top five speaker awards at Montgomery Bell Academy, Michigan, Blake, Lexington, Georgetown, Ohio Valley, New Trier, Gonzaga, Crestian, Long Beach, Alta and Samford, top ten speaker awards at St. Mark’s, USC, Alta, Arizona State and Meadows, and top twenty speaker awards at The Glenbrooks, Greenhill, Wake Forest, Texas, Iowa Caucus, Grapevine, Valley, Dowling and Bronx Science. 2. Practice Debates: Each member of the 2011 Seven Week Juniors Program participated in well over two dozen full-length practice debates during the course of the summer. 3. Lectures: Everyone in the 2011 Michigan Seven Week Juniors Program attended dozens of camp-wide and in-lab lectures. 4. Evidence: In numerous waves of assignments, the 2011 Michigan Seven Week Juniors Program produced several thousand pages of evidence and received thousands of pages of additional evidence from the other four Michigan Seven Week Labs. 5. Faculty: David Heidt, Assistant Director of Debate at the University of Michigan and Assistant Coach at Westminster This will be David's seventeenth summer working at the camp and eighth summer working in a Seven Week Juniors Lab with Jason Peterson. He has helped coach four Tournament of Champions winners and one finalist. David helped coached the Top Speaker at the TOC and second speaker three times. He has helped coach the winner of nearly every major high school debate tournament multiple times, including three of the last five NDCA Baker Award winners, four of the last six Greenhill Round Robin winners and three of the last five winners of St. Mark's. As a college assistant, David coached the winner of two National Debate Tournaments and two CEDA National Debate Tournaments. As a college debater, he won the National Debate Tournament. Elli Kuenzel, Junior Debater at Emory University and Assistant Coach at Westminster In addition to being a participant at the National Debate Tournament, last year Elli reached the elimination rounds at Georgia State University, Northwestern University, Wake Forest University, the University of Southern California and California State University at Fullerton. She has helped coach a number of teams at Westminster to regional and national success, including two Tournament of Champions victories. A past participant of the Michigan Seven Week Program, this will be Elli’s third summer teaching in a Seven Week Juniors Lab with David Heidt and Jason Peterson. Jason Peterson, Assistant Director of Debate at Berkeley and Assistant Coach at St. Mark’s This will be Jason's twelfth summer working at the camp and eighth summer working in a Seven Week Juniors Lab with David Heidt. He received the 2009 Acolyte Award, given to the top assistant coach in high school debate. As an assistant coach at St. Mark's, Jason's teams have reached the finals of the Tournament of Champions, won The Glenbrooks, New Trier and Grapevine, and were in the finals of The Barkley Forum, Greenhill, the University of Southern California and the University of Texas. He was previously the Director of Debate at Notre Dame High School, where he coached a team to the quarterfinals of the Tournament of Champions. As a debater at Pace University, Jason reached the quarterfinals of the National Debate Tournament. Josh Clark, Director of Policy Debate at Juan Diego Catholic High School Josh is the former Director of Debate at Notre Dame High School, where he coached the 2009 University of California at Berkeley Champions. His teams have reached the elimination rounds at the Tournament of Champions, Montgomery Bell Academy, St. Mark’s, Greenhill, The Glenbrooks, Stanford, the University of Southern California, Meadows, La Costa Canyon, Fullerton, Long Beach, Arizona State University and Alta. Josh was a quarterfinalist at the National Debate Tournament and semifinalist at the Cross Examination Debate Association National Tournament. He helped coach the University of Michigan to the semifinals of the 2008 and 2011 National Debate Tournaments. Josh is a former assistant debate coach at Damien High School. He has previously worked at the Spartan Debate Institutes. This will be Josh’s sixth summer working at Michigan and fifth summer working with the Seven Week Juniors Program. Eric Forslund, Associate Director of Debate at Greenhill School This year, Eric’s teams have won Montgomery Bell Academy, The Glenbrooks, Blake, Georgetown University, Bronx Science, Grapevine and the Northwestern University Round Robin. He is a former Assistant Coach at Damien High School, where his teams appeared in the late elimination rounds at Greenhill, Berkeley, USC, Arizona State, Meadows, New Trier and Golden Desert. In two years at the University of Wyoming, Eric coached teams to the elimination rounds at nearly every major college tournament, including Harvard, Northwestern, Wake Forest, Texas, the University of Southern California, California State University at Fullerton, Gonzaga, Georgia State University and CEDA Nationals. He has previously worked at the Michigan Classic, the Spartan Debate Institutes, the Cal National Debate Institute and the Wyoming Forensics Institute. Sheila Peterson, Director of Debate at Edina High School Sheila's teams have earned Tournament of Champions bids at Montgomery Bell Academy, The Glenbrooks, St. Mark's, Blake, Emory, Greenhill, Michigan, Harvard, Maine East, Valley, Gonzaga, Iowa Caucus and Dowling. Her debaters have also won Top Speaker at Blake, Michigan, Iowa Caucus and Valley. Sheila has coached three teams to the Top 15 at NFL Nationals. In only her second year at Edina, she coached the only policy team in 2009- 2010 to go from having no TOC bids the previous season to having four bids and a Top 16 ranking by the National Debate Coach's Association. This year, Sheila coaches one of the top senior teams in the country, who reached the semifinals at Greenhill and quarterfinals at St. Mark’s, Montgomery Bell Academy, Michigan and The Glenbrooks. Her other novice and varsity teams have already won 6 local tournaments this season. At Concordia College, Sheila consistently reached elimination rounds at tournaments such as Northwestern, Baylor and Redlands. As an Edina High School debater, she was one of the first Minnesota debaters to qualify for the Tournament of Champions, winning both the Blake Tournament and Little Nationals her senior year. Sheila formerly coached at Highland Park (MN) and this is her fifth year working at the Michigan Debate Institutes and fourth year working with the Seven Week Juniors Program. She is also a past participant of the Michigan Debate Institutes. Michael Greenstein, Director of Debate at Glenbrook North High School This is Michael's third year as director of his alma mater, Glenbrook North High School. He was previously Director of Debate at New Trier High School, where he coached the Top Speaker of the 2009 Tournament of Champions, Greenhill, Wake Forest and Ohio Valley. At GBN Michael's teams won St. Mark's, New Trier and Marquette, reached the finals of Georgetown Day and Berkeley, and the semifinals of Greenhill and Georgetown. He coached the Top Speaker at New Trier and second place team at the Greenhill Round Robin. Michael's coached the Georgia State Champion in 2007 and the Illinois State Champion in 2009, 2010, and 2011. As a debater in high school, he twice advanced to the elimination rounds at the Tournament of Champions and won top five speaker awards at nearly every tournament he attended. While debating at Emory University, Michael reached the semifinals of Georgia State, Wake Forest and CEDA Nationals, as well as the elimination rounds of the National Debate Tournament three times. He is a past participant of the Michigan Debate Institutes and has previously worked at the Dartmouth Debate Institute, Miami of Ohio, and Michigan National Debate Institute. This will be Michael's fourth summer working with the Seven Week Juniors Program and third summer leading a lab with Shunta Jordan. Shunta Jordan, Director of Speech and Debate at Pace Academy Shunta coached the 2009 and 2007 Tournament of Champions quarterfinalists. She also coached the 2007 St. Mark's Champions and Top Speaker at the 2008 St. Mark's and Glenbrooks Tournaments. Over the past five years, Shunta has coached teams to the elimination rounds at the Tournament of Champions, Greenhill, Montgomery Bell Academy, Berkeley, The Barkley Forum, Harvard, The Glenbrooks, Wake Forest, Lexington, Blake, Michigan and Georgetown. She has worked at the Emory National Debate Institute, Stanford National Forensic Institute and Bates Forensic Institute. Shunta is the current Director of the Emory University Middle School Debate Institute. She is a former debater at the University of Georgia and National Debate Tournament participant. Shunta has twenty plus years of debate experience. This will be her seventh summer as a faculty member of the Michigan Debate Institutes and third summer leading a lab with Michael Greenstein. Scott Phillips, Assistant Debate Coach at The Meadows School of Las Vegas This will be Scott's ninth summer working at the Michigan Debate Institutes. In high school, he was the Top Speaker at the Tournament of Champions and CFL National Champion. While debating for Emory University, Scott won ADA nationals, the University of Kentucky Round Robin, Harvard University, Northwestern University and West Georgia. He is a former debate coach at Pace Academy, Notre Dame High School and The Potomac School. Scott has previously worked at the Emory National Debate Institute. He is a co-founder of The 3NR, a collaborative blog about high school policy debate. 6. Testimonials: “The intensity of competition at Michigan is unmatched. Not only was I given the opportunity for countless practice debates, but the quality of these debates made all the difference. Getting to debate the best and the brightest over the summer was the most effective way to prepare for the beginning of the season. The feedback from lab leaders was highly detailed and insightful, helping me improve all aspects of my skills as a debater.†Mary Grace Darmody, Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart, 10/20/11, Semifinalist at the 2011 University of Michigan Tournament “Although seven weeks may seem like a long time, the Michigan Seven Week Juniors Program was the best way I could have chosen to spend my summer. The lab leaders and lecturers were some of the best in the country and the number of high-level, competitive practice debates was invaluable. The extensive research and high quality files fully prepare you for a successful year.†Jordan Epstein, Pace Academy, 10/19/11, Semifinalist at the 2012 Montgomery Bell Academy Tournament “The results are unquestionable. Whether you’re new to the game or already successful, you will leave Ann Arbor dramatically improved at debate. The Michigan 7 week program is unrivaled in its combination of brilliant lab leaders, engaging lectures, and top-notch competition. I would not trade the skills I gained and friends I made for anything, and there's no question in my mind that my experience at Michigan was worth every second.†Andrew Jones, Stratford Academy, 10/20/11, Top Speaker at the 2012 Montgomery Bell Academy Tournament “Choosing to attend the Seven Weeks Junior Debate Program at Michigan was the best decision I could have made for the summer. The lab leaders were extremely helpful, and genuinely interested in doing everything to make me a better debater, yet they also made their labs interesting and fun. Not only are the lab leaders great, but the sheer amount of practice debates, resources, and lectures are helping me reach my goals in debate. Michigan's campus is beautiful, and you will meet so many new and interesting people that you will wish the seven weeks were seventeen. I wouldn't have traded the experience for anything else, and would highly recommend it to any debater!†Victor Skenderi, Pace Academy, 10/20/11, Semifinalist at the 2012 Montgomery Bell Academy Tournament “With access to incredible university resources, expert lecturers, and detailed feedback, Umich 7 week allowed me to become an effective researcher. Participating in full-length, competitive practice debates in front of the nation’s top judges allowed me to use the skills that I had learned from the fun and informative lectures. The Seven Week Juniors program is definitely the right choice for those looking to become top-notch competitors in a fun environment like Ann Arbor.†Fran Swanson, Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart, 10/19/11, Semifinalist at the 2011 University of Michigan Tournament
  10. 2012 University of Michigan Seven Week Seniors Program, June 17-August 4, 2012 Why should I attend the 2012 Michigan Seven Week Seniors Program? 1. A Pattern of Success: The winners of the last three Tournament of Champions are alums of the Seven Week Seniors Program, as well as the winners of the 2010 NFL Nationals Tournament. This year, alums of the 2011 Seven Week Seniors Program have won St. Mark’s, Greenhill, Michigan, the Greenhill RR, Pace Round Robin, Ohio Valley, Lexington, New Trier, Valley, Iowa Caucus, Crestian, Arizona State, La Costa Canyon and Samford. Alums of the 2011 Seven Week Seniors Program this year have won the Top Speaker award at Montgomery Bell Academy, The Glenbrooks, St. Mark’s, Greenhill, Michigan, Pace Round Robin, USC, the Greenhill RR, New Trier, Georgetown, Iowa Caucus, Gonzaga, Crestian and Valley. 2. Practice Debates: Each member of the 2011 Seven Week Seniors Program participated in well over two dozen full-length practice debates during the course of the summer. For example, 2011 alum Evan McCarty from Mountain Brook (AL) participated in 34 full-length debates last summer. 3. Lectures: Everyone in the 2011 Michigan Seven Week Seniors Program attended dozens of camp-wide and in-lab lectures. 4. Evidence: In numerous waves of assignments, the 2011 Michigan Seven Week Seniors Program produced several thousand pages of evidence and received thousands of pages of additional evidence from the other four Michigan Seven Week Labs. 5. Faculty: Dr. Jarrod Atchison, Director of Debate at Wake Forest University This will be Jarrod’s fifth summer working at the Michigan Seven Week Seniors Program. He has a genuine and infectious enthusiasm for debate and is the camp’s most popular lecturer each summer. As a debater at Wake Forest University, Jarrod was the top seed and third speaker at the National Debate Tournament. He was also runner-up for the Copeland Award, given to the debate season’s most outstanding team. Jarrod is the former Director of Debate at Trinity University and a former assistant debate coach at the University of Georgia. While at Georgia, he coached the Copeland Award winner and second speaker at the National Debate Tournament. As a debater at Caddo Magnet High School, Jarrod won the Greenhill and Harvard University tournaments. Jenny Heidt, Director of Debate at The Westminster Schools This will be Jenny's seventh summer working at the Michigan Seven Week Seniors Program. She has coached five Tournament of Champions winners and one finalist. Jenny coached the Top Speaker at the TOC and second speaker twice. Her teams have won nearly every major high school debate tournament multiple times, including three of the last five NDCA Baker Awards for the top team in the nation, four of the last six Greenhill Round Robin winners and three of the last five winners of St. Mark's. Jenny has previously worked at the Wake Forest University debate camp, the Emory University debate camp, and the Arizona Debate Institute for college debaters. Calum Matheson, Assistant Debate Coach at Glenbrook South High School and Harvard University This will be Calum’s eighth summer working at the Michigan Debate Institutes and fourth summer working with the Seven Week Seniors Program. He was the 2008 Acolyte Award recipient, given to the top assistant coach in high school debate. Calum’s been an assistant coach at Glenbrook South for the past seven years and helped coach the finalist and second speaker at the Tournament of Champions. This year, his debaters have reached the finals of Montgomery Bell Academy and Greenhill, quarterfinals of St. Mark’s, semifinals of New Trier and Dowling, and won the Top Speaker award at Greenhill, the Greenhill Round Robin, and New Trier. As an assistant debate coach at the University of North Texas, Calum helped coach the Top Speaker at the 2009 National Debate Tournament. As a college debater at Michigan State University, he was the Top Speaker and finalist at CEDA Nationals and twice a semifinalist at the National Debate Tournament. Calum won Northwestern and the Kentucky Round Robin and was Top Speaker at Northwestern, Harvard, Kentucky, the Kentucky Round Robin, Southern California, Georgia State, and Fullerton. He has previously worked at the Northwestern and North Texas debate institutes. “Despite our varied backgrounds, the Atchison/Heidt/Matheson lab leaders have one significant thing in common: we love teaching debate. We believe that our lab is a small but important opportunity for us to work with the future leaders of the high school and college debate communities. We take our time with you very seriously and we know that a seven week commitment to a debate lab requires that we get to know you as a person and a debater. Although every group of summer students has different needs, we tend to place an emphasis on applied learning techniques that include lectures, discussion, and practice. The past three times we have taught together our lab has had 20+ full practice debates before the workshop tournament. We look forward to another great summer working with some of the debate community's best and brightest.†Jarrod Atchison, Jenny Heidt, and Calum Matheson, 8/23/11 Brett Bricker, Assistant Debate Coach at the University of Kansas and Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart As a debater at the University of Kansas, Brett won the 2009 National Debate Tournament. He won multiple other tournaments including Harvard, the University of Southern California, West Georgia and the Kentucky Round Robin. Brett was also Top Speaker at Georgia State, Harvard, the University of Southern California, West Georgia, the Kentucky Round Robin and twice at the Dartmouth Round Robin. In two years coaching at the University of Kansas, he coached four teams to first round at-large bids to the National Debate Tournament, the winner of the 2010 Wake Forest University Tournament and semifinalists and the 2010 and 2011 Cross Examination Debate Association National Tournament. In two years coaching at Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart, Brett helped coach the Georgetown Day School champions, finalists of the Harvard Round Robin, and semifinalists at St. Mark’s, The Glenbrooks, Michigan and Montgomery Bell Academy. His previous workshop experience includes the Spartan Debate Institute and the Jayhawk Debate Institute. This will be Brett’s second summer working with the Seven Week Seniors Program. Melanie Johnson, Director of Debate at Iowa City West High School Melanie has been at Iowa City West High School since 2008. In the years since, her teams have reached the elimination rounds of many regional and national tournaments, earned numerous top ten speaker awards, been invited to national round robins, won two state championships, and qualified for the Tournament of Champions and NFL Nationals, including a fourth place finish in 2011. Melanie's teams have reached the elimination rounds of nearly every tournament they attended, including New Trier, Blake and the Barkley Forum. Her debaters have won Michigan, the Iowa Caucus and the Valley Mid-America Cup, reached the semifinals at The Glenbrooks, and reached the quarterfinals at Greenhill and St. Mark’s. Melanie is a former college debater and National Debate Tournament qualifier. She has previously led a lab at the Marquette University Debate Institute. This will be Melanie’s second summer working with the Seven Week Seniors Program. Brian Rubaie, Assistant Debate Coach at Glenbrook North High School and the University of Texas-Dallas Brian has coached high school debate for over half a dozen years, qualifying several teams to the Tournament of Champions in addition to coaching numerous tournament champions and Top Speakers. In only two years coaching UT-Dallas his teams have made appearances at the Kentucky Round Robin and the elimination rounds of every major national tournament, including the National Debate Tournament. As a debater at UT-Dallas, Brian won Georgia State University, reached the semifinals of Harvard University, Berkeley, the Cross Examination Debate Association National Tournament and the quarterfinals of the National Debate Tournament and Wake Forest University. He was a top ten speaker at every major national tournament, including the National Debate Tournament. Brian has previously worked at Gonzaga Scholars, the University of North Texas, Baylor University, the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and the University of Vermont. This will be his second summer working with the Seven Week Seniors Program. 6. Testimonials: “Returning to the Michigan 7 Week program for a second year was a fantastic decision. The Seniors lab was one of the best experiences I’ve had as a debater and helped me improve in every aspect of the game. From participating in one-on-one discussions with the top debate coaches in the country, to producing a research base spanning the full breadth of the topic, everything we did this summer was invaluable both for preparing for competitive success during the year and for developing the long term skills necessary to grow as a debater. However, if none of that were true, Michigan would still have been the right choice – the friends I made and experiences I had will last a lifetime, even after I am no longer debating. Finally, Ann Arbor is simply too awesome to pass up.†David Herman, Georgetown Day School (DC), 9/1/11, Winner of the 2011 Greenhill Tournament and Round Robin “The decision to spend my senior year summer in Ann Arbor for the 7 Week Seniors program was definitely the right one. Michigan assembled the best lab leaders, lecturers, debaters, and resources all in one really awesome city which made for an amazing camp experience. Through multiple practice debates watched by some of the nation's top judges, the production of tons of high quality files, and excellent lectures, Michigan gave me the skills and experience that will be necessary for success my senior year.†Evan McCarty, Mountain Brook H.S. (AL), 8/20/11, Second Speaker at the 2011 St. Mark’s and Wake Forest Tournaments “Seven Week Seniors was an even better experience than last year at the Juniors camp. With excellent lectures from lab leaders who are committed to being the best possible educators and awesome debaters who make practice debates insanely productive and fun, I left camp with a better understanding of all aspects of debate.†Mimi Sergent-Leventhal, Edina High School (MN), 8/21/11, Semis at 2011 Greenhill Tournament and Quarters at 2011 St. Mark’s Tournament “If you want a competitive edge going into the debate year, 7 Week is the place to get it. Whether you are a rising junior or senior, the tools provided by the camp cannot be beat. Apart from amazing research resources, the lab leaders, practice debates, and lectures provide all the necessary means for one to excel in debate. Seven weeks may sound like a long time, but it was the most fun way I could have chosen to spend my summer. Ann Arbor was extremely diverse and navigable. I made more friends than I could have possibly imagined. I wouldn't have traded the experience for anything.†Jason Sigalos, Woodward Academy (GA), 8/20/11, Winner and Top Speaker at the 2011 St. Mark’s Tournament “Deciding where to go to camp before your senior year is tough, no question about it. But Michigan was ultimately a great choice. You couldn't ask for a better college town in which to spend the summer than Ann Arbor. The caliber of the lab leaders, the intensity of competition, the quality of evidence, and the utility of lectures all make Michigan an incredible place to go to debate camp.†Isaac Stanley-Becker, Georgetown Day School (DC), 8/20/11, Winner of the 2011 Greenhill Tournament and Round Robin
  11. 2012 University of Michigan Debate Institutes, June 17-August 4, 2012 www.michigandebate.com http://twitter.com/UMDebateCamp Michigan Seven Week Program, June 17th - August 4th Michigan National Debate Institute, June 17th - July 7th MNDI and Extension Week, June 17th - July 14th Michigan Classic, July 8th - August 4th Michigan Classic Plus, July 1st - August 4th A Pattern of Success: The Winners and Top Speakers of the last seven Tournament of Champions are alums of the Michigan Debate Institutes. This year, alums of the 2011 Michigan Debate Institutes have won St. Mark’s, Greenhill, Greenhill Roun Robin, Michigan, Pace Round Robin, Ohio Valley, New Trier, Bronx, Lexington, Georgetown, Iowa Caucus, Long Beach, Meadows, Valley, Alta, The Crestian, Arizona State, La Costa Canyon, and Samford. 2011 alums have won Top Speaker this year at Montgomery Bell Academy, The Glenbrooks, St. Mark’s, Greenhill, Greenhill Round Robin, Pace Round Robin, Georgetown, USC, Iowa Caucus, New Trier, Valley, The Crestian, Gonzaga, Long Beach, and Samford. 2011 alums have received 135 bids to the Tournament of Champions this year! 2012 Seven Week Seniors Faculty: Jarrod Atchison, Wake Forest University • Jenny Heidt, Westminster • Calum Matheson, Glenbrook South High School and Harvard University Brett Bricker, the University of Kansas and Carrollton Sacred Heart • Melanie Johnson, Iowa City West High School • Brian Rubaie, Glenbrook North High School and the University of Texas at Dallas 2012 Seven Week Juniors Faculty: David Heidt, the University of Michigan and Westminster • Elli Kuenzel, Emory University and Westminster • Jason Peterson, St. Mark’s School of Texas and Berkeley Josh Clark, Juan Diego High School • Eric Forslund, Greenhill School • Sheila Peterson, Edina High School Michael Greenstein, Glenbrook North High School • Shunta Jordan, Pace Academy • Scott Phillips, The Meadows School 2012 Seven Week Sophomores Faculty: Tim Alderete, The Meadows School • Maria Liu, the University of Michigan and The Harker School • Sara Sanchez, Lexington High School 2012 Classic Faculty: Sophomores- Josh Brown, Homewood-Flossmoor • Christina Tallungan, Notre Dame High School Juniors and Seniors- Parker Cronin, the University of Michigan • Sarah Topp, Trinity University and Carrollton Sacred Heart 2012 MNDI Faculty: Parker Cronin, the University of Michigan • Sara Kirsch, Lexington High School Christina Tallungan, Notre Dame High School • Aaron Vinson, New Trier High School Aaron Kall Director of Debate University of Michigan Office Phone Number: 734-239-3996 www.michigandebate.com http://twitter.com/UMDebateCamp
  12. September 2, 2011 The 2011 University of Michigan High School Debate Tournament Friday, November 4th- Sunday, November 6th, 2011 On behalf of the University of Michigan and Michigan Debate Program, we are pleased to invite you to attend the 16th Annual University of Michigan High School Debate Tournament. The tournament will be held on the Central Campus of the University of Michigan on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 4th-6th, 2011. The tournament will provide competition in the Varsity and Novice divisions of two person (policy) debate. The tournament has been certified as an OCTAFINALS TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS QUALIFIER FOR POLICY DEBATE IN THE VARSITY DIVISION. HOW TO REGISTER Teams must register by Monday, October 10th, space permitting. Tournament entry and judging fees are also due at this time. Fees should be mailed to 2205 Michigan Union, 530 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Checks should be made out to Michigan Debate. If for some reason you can’t pay by check, we should be able to accept Visa and Mastercard credit card payments via our webpage- http://www.michigandebate.com. No refunds will be issued after October 10th. We will accept as many entries as we have available rooms. If we have filled up by the time you register, we will have a waiting list available. Last year we reached capacity in both divisions and had to turn several entrants away, particularly those who registered informally. Please enter early to assure your teams a spot at the tournament. All registration and entries should be done at www.debateresults.com. The high school tournament calendar can be found at http://commweb.fullerton.edu/jbruschke/webhs/Calendar.aspx. Using this software will allow us to use ordinal judging preferences and permit judges to enter their ballots online. Final registration will be held in the Schembechler Suite from 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. at the Hampton Inn Ann Arbor South on Friday, November 4th. You will receive tournament packets (including a campus map, the final schedule, restaurant suggestions, etc.) at registration. TOURNAMENT FORMAT The schedule is always subject to change based on entries. The varsity division will consist of seven preliminary debates: two preset rounds on Friday and five additional preliminary rounds on Saturday. Round 3 will be paired high-high and rounds 4-7 will be paired high-low. Round 4 will be lag-powered off rounds 1 and 2. Rounds 5-7 will be power-matched. The top 32 teams will clear to a Double Octafinals on Sunday morning. All preliminary and elimination rounds will be held on the Central Campus. The novice division will also consist of seven preliminary rounds: two preset rounds on Friday and five additional preliminary rounds on Saturday. Round 3 will be paired high-high and rounds 4-7 will be paired high-low. Round 4 will be lag-powered off rounds 1 and 2. Rounds 5-7 will be power-matched. The Novice division is currently scheduled to clear to Octafinals on Sunday morning. To maximize ordinal judge preferences, ach team entered has a 4 round prelim judging obligation. All judges are obligated for the first elimination round. Judges are further obligated to judge one round after the elimination of their last team. Schools whose judges or replacement judges do not meet their obligations can have their teams prevented from competing. TOURNAMENT FEES Fees for the tournament are $100.00 per team. A limited number of hired judges will be available at $120.00 per uncovered team. In other words, a full judge would cost $240.00 and cover two teams. LODGING The tournament hotel is once again the Hampton Inn Ann Arbor South and they gave us a rate of $92.00 per night. The address of the Hampton Inn is 925 Victors Way, Ann Arbor, MI 48108 and their phone number is 734-665-5000. Their webpage address is http://hamptoninn.hi...ctyhocn=ARBVWHX. When making reservations make sure to tell the receptionist that you are with the UM Debate 2011. If you are having difficulty making a reservation, please ask to speak with Tera L. Fox, Director of Sales- (734) 665-5000, ext: 118. There are plenty of restaurants located near the tournament hotel, including lots of fast food options and a few late night spots like Damon's and Red Robin. This year, we’ve secured a secondary block of hotel rooms at the newly remodeled Sheraton Ann Arbor Hotel for $99.00 per night. This property is located right across the street from the Hampton Inn Ann Arbor South. Their address and contact information is 3200 Boardwalk Street, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108-1774, Phone: (734) 996-0600. Their webpage address is http://www.starwoodhotels.com/fourpoints/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=761. When making reservations make sure to tell the receptionist that you are with University of Michigan Debate. If you are having difficulty making a reservation, please ask to speak with Heather Reznik, Sales Manager- (734) 929-3408. TABROOM I am pleased that that Greg Achten of The Harker School has agreed to be in charge of the tabroom again. WIRELESS INTERNET ACCESS We are pleased to be able to provide free wireless access this year for all competitors, judges, and coaches. In order to receive this access, you will need to provide the complete names and e-mail addresses of everyone to Aaron Kall by Thursday, October 28. Please e-mail this information to Aaron at akall@umich.edu. CONTACT INFORMATION Aaron Kall, Director of Debate, akall@umich.edu David Heidt, Assistant Director of Debate, davheidt@umich.edu The University of Michigan Debate Team, 2205 Michigan Union, 530 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. (734)239-3996- Aaron Kall’s Cell Phone (always try first) (734)764-6808- Michigan Debate Office (734)763-5902- Michigan Debate Office Fax DATES AND DEADLINES Tuesday, October 4- Sheraton Ann Arbor Hotel Block Expires (Space Permitting). Monday, October 10 - Registration Deadline and all Tournament Entry and Judging Fees are due. No refunds will provided after this date. Tuesday, October 11- Hampton Inn Ann Arbor South Hotel Block Expires (Space Permitting). Friday, October 28- Names and e-mail addresses of those who want internet access is required. Friday, November 4th, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. - Registration at the Hampton Inn Ann Arbor South Schembechler Suite Friday, November 4th, 1:30 p.m.- 2:00 p.m.- Late Registration on Campus at Angell/Mason Hall- Fishbowl area The above information is also located at http://www.michigandebate.com/tournament.php The University of Michigan Debate Program is located in the office of Student Activities and Leadership within the Department of Student Affairs at the University of Michigan, the premier Big Ten University. 2011 University of Michigan High School Debate Tournament Schedule *SUBJECT TO CHANGE* Friday, November 4th: 10:00 am- 12:00 pm- Registration at the Hampton Inn Ann Arbor South Schembechler Suite 1:30 pm- 2:00 pm- Late Registration on Campus at Angell Hall 3:00 pm- Round 1 and 2 pairings released Online and at Tournament Buildings 4:00 pm- Round 1 (Preset) 6:00 pm- Round 2 (Preset) Saturday, November 5th: 7:00 am- Pairings released Online, at the Hampton Inn Ann Arbor South, and on Campus 8:00 am- Round 3 (High-High) 10:00 am- Round 4 (Lagged Powered and High-Low) 12:00 pm- Lunch Break 1:00 pm- Round 5 (High-Low) 4:00 pm- Round 6 (High-Low) 6:00 pm- Dinner Break 7:00 pm- Round 7 (High-Low) Sunday, November 6th: 7:00 am- Elimination Pairings Released Online, at the Hampton Inn Ann Arbor South, and Tournament Buildings 8:00 am- Varsity Double Octafinals and Novice Octafinals 10:00 am- Awards Assembly in an Angell Hall Auditorium immediately following Varsity Double Octafinals and Novice Octafinals 11:00 am- Varsity Octafinals and Novice Quarterfinals 2:00 pm- Varsity Quarterfinals and Novice Semifinals 5:00 pm- Varsity Semifinals and Novice Finals 8:00 p.m.- Varsity Finals Aaron Kall Director of Debate University of Michigan Office Phone Number: 734-239-3996 www.michigandebate.com http://twitter.com/UMDebateCamp
  13. September 2, 2011 The 2011 University of Michigan High School Debate Tournament Friday, November 4th- Sunday, November 6th, 2011 On behalf of the University of Michigan and Michigan Debate Program, we are pleased to invite you to attend the 16th Annual University of Michigan High School Debate Tournament. The tournament will be held on the Central Campus of the University of Michigan on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 4th-6th, 2011. The tournament will provide competition in the Varsity and Novice divisions of two person (policy) debate. The tournament has been certified as an OCTAFINALS TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS QUALIFIER FOR POLICY DEBATE IN THE VARSITY DIVISION. HOW TO REGISTER Teams must register by Monday, October 10th, space permitting. Tournament entry and judging fees are also due at this time. Fees should be mailed to 2205 Michigan Union, 530 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Checks should be made out to Michigan Debate. If for some reason you can’t pay by check, we should be able to accept Visa and Mastercard credit card payments via our webpage- http://www.michigandebate.com. No refunds will be issued after October 10th. We will accept as many entries as we have available rooms. If we have filled up by the time you register, we will have a waiting list available. Last year we reached capacity in both divisions and had to turn several entrants away, particularly those who registered informally. Please enter early to assure your teams a spot at the tournament. All registration and entries should be done at www.debateresults.com. The high school tournament calendar can be found at http://commweb.fullerton.edu/jbruschke/webhs/Calendar.aspx. Using this software will allow us to use ordinal judging preferences and permit judges to enter their ballots online. Final registration will be held in the Schembechler Suite from 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. at the Hampton Inn Ann Arbor South on Friday, November 4th. You will receive tournament packets (including a campus map, the final schedule, restaurant suggestions, etc.) at registration. TOURNAMENT FORMAT The schedule is always subject to change based on entries. The varsity division will consist of seven preliminary debates: two preset rounds on Friday and five additional preliminary rounds on Saturday. Round 3 will be paired high-high and rounds 4-7 will be paired high-low. Round 4 will be lag-powered off rounds 1 and 2. Rounds 5-7 will be power-matched. The top 32 teams will clear to a Double Octafinals on Sunday morning. All preliminary and elimination rounds will be held on the Central Campus. The novice division will also consist of seven preliminary rounds: two preset rounds on Friday and five additional preliminary rounds on Saturday. Round 3 will be paired high-high and rounds 4-7 will be paired high-low. Round 4 will be lag-powered off rounds 1 and 2. Rounds 5-7 will be power-matched. The Novice division is currently scheduled to clear to Octafinals on Sunday morning. To maximize ordinal judge preferences, ach team entered has a 4 round prelim judging obligation. All judges are obligated for the first elimination round. Judges are further obligated to judge one round after the elimination of their last team. Schools whose judges or replacement judges do not meet their obligations can have their teams prevented from competing. TOURNAMENT FEES Fees for the tournament are $100.00 per team. A limited number of hired judges will be available at $120.00 per uncovered team. In other words, a full judge would cost $240.00 and cover two teams. LODGING The tournament hotel is once again the Hampton Inn Ann Arbor South and they gave us a rate of $92.00 per night. The address of the Hampton Inn is 925 Victors Way, Ann Arbor, MI 48108 and their phone number is 734-665-5000. Their webpage address is http://hamptoninn.hi...ctyhocn=ARBVWHX. When making reservations make sure to tell the receptionist that you are with the UM Debate 2011. If you are having difficulty making a reservation, please ask to speak with Tera L. Fox, Director of Sales- (734) 665-5000, ext: 118. There are plenty of restaurants located near the tournament hotel, including lots of fast food options and a few late night spots like Damon's and Red Robin. This year, we’ve secured a secondary block of hotel rooms at the newly remodeled Sheraton Ann Arbor Hotel for $99.00 per night. This property is located right across the street from the Hampton Inn Ann Arbor South. Their address and contact information is 3200 Boardwalk Street, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108-1774, Phone: (734) 996-0600. Their webpage address is http://www.starwoodhotels.com/fourpoints/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=761. When making reservations make sure to tell the receptionist that you are with University of Michigan Debate. If you are having difficulty making a reservation, please ask to speak with Heather Reznik, Sales Manager- (734) 929-3408. TABROOM I am pleased that that Greg Achten of The Harker School has agreed to be in charge of the tabroom again. WIRELESS INTERNET ACCESS We are pleased to be able to provide free wireless access this year for all competitors, judges, and coaches. In order to receive this access, you will need to provide the complete names and e-mail addresses of everyone to Aaron Kall by Thursday, October 28. Please e-mail this information to Aaron at akall@umich.edu. CONTACT INFORMATION Aaron Kall, Director of Debate, akall@umich.edu David Heidt, Assistant Director of Debate, davheidt@umich.edu The University of Michigan Debate Team, 2205 Michigan Union, 530 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. (734)239-3996- Aaron Kall’s Cell Phone (always try first) (734)764-6808- Michigan Debate Office (734)763-5902- Michigan Debate Office Fax DATES AND DEADLINES Tuesday, October 4- Sheraton Ann Arbor Hotel Block Expires (Space Permitting). Monday, October 10 - Registration Deadline and all Tournament Entry and Judging Fees are due. No refunds will provided after this date. Tuesday, October 11- Hampton Inn Ann Arbor South Hotel Block Expires (Space Permitting). Friday, October 28- Names and e-mail addresses of those who want internet access is required. Friday, November 4th, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. - Registration at the Hampton Inn Ann Arbor South Schembechler Suite Friday, November 4th, 1:30 p.m.- 2:00 p.m.- Late Registration on Campus at Angell/Mason Hall- Fishbowl area The above information is also located at http://www.michigandebate.com/tournament.php The University of Michigan Debate Program is located in the office of Student Activities and Leadership within the Department of Student Affairs at the University of Michigan, the premier Big Ten University. 2011 University of Michigan High School Debate Tournament Schedule *SUBJECT TO CHANGE* Friday, November 4th: 10:00 am- 12:00 pm- Registration at the Hampton Inn Ann Arbor South Schembechler Suite 1:30 pm- 2:00 pm- Late Registration on Campus at Angell Hall 3:00 pm- Round 1 and 2 pairings released Online and at Tournament Buildings 4:00 pm- Round 1 (Preset) 6:00 pm- Round 2 (Preset) Saturday, November 5th: 7:00 am- Pairings released Online, at the Hampton Inn Ann Arbor South, and on Campus 8:00 am- Round 3 (High-High) 10:00 am- Round 4 (Lagged Powered and High-Low) 12:00 pm- Lunch Break 1:00 pm- Round 5 (High-Low) 4:00 pm- Round 6 (High-Low) 6:00 pm- Dinner Break 7:00 pm- Round 7 (High-Low) Sunday, November 6th: 7:00 am- Elimination Pairings Released Online, at the Hampton Inn Ann Arbor South, and Tournament Buildings 8:00 am- Varsity Double Octafinals and Novice Octafinals 10:00 am- Awards Assembly in an Angell Hall Auditorium immediately following Varsity Double Octafinals and Novice Octafinals 11:00 am- Varsity Octafinals and Novice Quarterfinals 2:00 pm- Varsity Quarterfinals and Novice Semifinals 5:00 pm- Varsity Semifinals and Novice Finals 8:00 p.m.- Varsity Finals Aaron Kall Director of Debate University of Michigan Office Phone Number: 734-239-3996 www.michigandebate.com http://twitter.com/UMDebateCamp
  14. September 2, 2011 The 2011 University of Michigan High School Debate Tournament Friday, November 4th- Sunday, November 6th, 2011 On behalf of the University of Michigan and Michigan Debate Program, we are pleased to invite you to attend the 16th Annual University of Michigan High School Debate Tournament. The tournament will be held on the Central Campus of the University of Michigan on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 4th-6th, 2011. The tournament will provide competition in the Varsity and Novice divisions of two person (policy) debate. The tournament has been certified as an OCTAFINALS TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS QUALIFIER FOR POLICY DEBATE IN THE VARSITY DIVISION. HOW TO REGISTER Teams must register by Monday, October 10th, space permitting. Tournament entry and judging fees are also due at this time. Fees should be mailed to 2205 Michigan Union, 530 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Checks should be made out to Michigan Debate. If for some reason you can’t pay by check, we should be able to accept Visa and Mastercard credit card payments via our webpage- http://www.michigandebate.com. No refunds will be issued after October 10th. We will accept as many entries as we have available rooms. If we have filled up by the time you register, we will have a waiting list available. Last year we reached capacity in both divisions and had to turn several entrants away, particularly those who registered informally. Please enter early to assure your teams a spot at the tournament. All registration and entries should be done at www.debateresults.com. The high school tournament calendar can be found at http://commweb.fullerton.edu/jbruschke/webhs/Calendar.aspx. Using this software will allow us to use ordinal judging preferences and permit judges to enter their ballots online. Final registration will be held in the Schembechler Suite from 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. at the Hampton Inn Ann Arbor South on Friday, November 4th. You will receive tournament packets (including a campus map, the final schedule, restaurant suggestions, etc.) at registration. TOURNAMENT FORMAT The schedule is always subject to change based on entries. The varsity division will consist of seven preliminary debates: two preset rounds on Friday and five additional preliminary rounds on Saturday. Round 3 will be paired high-high and rounds 4-7 will be paired high-low. Round 4 will be lag-powered off rounds 1 and 2. Rounds 5-7 will be power-matched. The top 32 teams will clear to a Double Octafinals on Sunday morning. All preliminary and elimination rounds will be held on the Central Campus. The novice division will also consist of seven preliminary rounds: two preset rounds on Friday and five additional preliminary rounds on Saturday. Round 3 will be paired high-high and rounds 4-7 will be paired high-low. Round 4 will be lag-powered off rounds 1 and 2. Rounds 5-7 will be power-matched. The Novice division is currently scheduled to clear to Octafinals on Sunday morning. To maximize ordinal judge preferences, ach team entered has a 4 round prelim judging obligation. All judges are obligated for the first elimination round. Judges are further obligated to judge one round after the elimination of their last team. Schools whose judges or replacement judges do not meet their obligations can have their teams prevented from competing. TOURNAMENT FEES Fees for the tournament are $100.00 per team. A limited number of hired judges will be available at $120.00 per uncovered team. In other words, a full judge would cost $240.00 and cover two teams. LODGING The tournament hotel is once again the Hampton Inn Ann Arbor South and they gave us a rate of $92.00 per night. The address of the Hampton Inn is 925 Victors Way, Ann Arbor, MI 48108 and their phone number is 734-665-5000. Their webpage address is http://hamptoninn.hi...ctyhocn=ARBVWHX. When making reservations make sure to tell the receptionist that you are with the UM Debate 2011. If you are having difficulty making a reservation, please ask to speak with Tera L. Fox, Director of Sales- (734) 665-5000, ext: 118. There are plenty of restaurants located near the tournament hotel, including lots of fast food options and a few late night spots like Damon's and Red Robin. This year, we’ve secured a secondary block of hotel rooms at the newly remodeled Sheraton Ann Arbor Hotel for $99.00 per night. This property is located right across the street from the Hampton Inn Ann Arbor South. Their address and contact information is 3200 Boardwalk Street, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108-1774, Phone: (734) 996-0600. Their webpage address is http://www.starwoodhotels.com/fourpoints/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=761. When making reservations make sure to tell the receptionist that you are with University of Michigan Debate. If you are having difficulty making a reservation, please ask to speak with Heather Reznik, Sales Manager- (734) 929-3408. TABROOM I am pleased that that Greg Achten of The Harker School has agreed to be in charge of the tabroom again. WIRELESS INTERNET ACCESS We are pleased to be able to provide free wireless access this year for all competitors, judges, and coaches. In order to receive this access, you will need to provide the complete names and e-mail addresses of everyone to Aaron Kall by Thursday, October 28. Please e-mail this information to Aaron at akall@umich.edu. CONTACT INFORMATION Aaron Kall, Director of Debate, akall@umich.edu David Heidt, Assistant Director of Debate, davheidt@umich.edu The University of Michigan Debate Team, 2205 Michigan Union, 530 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. (734)239-3996- Aaron Kall’s Cell Phone (always try first) (734)764-6808- Michigan Debate Office (734)763-5902- Michigan Debate Office Fax DATES AND DEADLINES Tuesday, October 4- Sheraton Ann Arbor Hotel Block Expires (Space Permitting). Monday, October 10 - Registration Deadline and all Tournament Entry and Judging Fees are due. No refunds will provided after this date. Tuesday, October 11- Hampton Inn Ann Arbor South Hotel Block Expires (Space Permitting). Friday, October 28- Names and e-mail addresses of those who want internet access is required. Friday, November 4th, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. - Registration at the Hampton Inn Ann Arbor South Schembechler Suite Friday, November 4th, 1:30 p.m.- 2:00 p.m.- Late Registration on Campus at Angell/Mason Hall- Fishbowl area The above information is also located at http://www.michigandebate.com/tournament.php The University of Michigan Debate Program is located in the office of Student Activities and Leadership within the Department of Student Affairs at the University of Michigan, the premier Big Ten University. 2011 University of Michigan High School Debate Tournament Schedule *SUBJECT TO CHANGE* Friday, November 4th: 10:00 am- 12:00 pm- Registration at the Hampton Inn Ann Arbor South Schembechler Suite 1:30 pm- 2:00 pm- Late Registration on Campus at Angell Hall 3:00 pm- Round 1 and 2 pairings released Online and at Tournament Buildings 4:00 pm- Round 1 (Preset) 6:00 pm- Round 2 (Preset) Saturday, November 5th: 7:00 am- Pairings released Online, at the Hampton Inn Ann Arbor South, and on Campus 8:00 am- Round 3 (High-High) 10:00 am- Round 4 (Lagged Powered and High-Low) 12:00 pm- Lunch Break 1:00 pm- Round 5 (High-Low) 4:00 pm- Round 6 (High-Low) 6:00 pm- Dinner Break 7:00 pm- Round 7 (High-Low) Sunday, November 6th: 7:00 am- Elimination Pairings Released Online, at the Hampton Inn Ann Arbor South, and Tournament Buildings 8:00 am- Varsity Double Octafinals and Novice Octafinals 10:00 am- Awards Assembly in an Angell Hall Auditorium immediately following Varsity Double Octafinals and Novice Octafinals 11:00 am- Varsity Octafinals and Novice Quarterfinals 2:00 pm- Varsity Quarterfinals and Novice Semifinals 5:00 pm- Varsity Semifinals and Novice Finals 8:00 p.m.- Varsity Finals Aaron Kall Director of Debate University of Michigan Office Phone Number: 734-239-3996 www.michigandebate.com http://twitter.com/UMDebateCamp
  15. September 2, 2011 The 2011 University of Michigan High School Debate Tournament Friday, November 4th- Sunday, November 6th, 2011 On behalf of the University of Michigan and Michigan Debate Program, we are pleased to invite you to attend the 16th Annual University of Michigan High School Debate Tournament. The tournament will be held on the Central Campus of the University of Michigan on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 4th-6th, 2011. The tournament will provide competition in the Varsity and Novice divisions of two person (policy) debate. The tournament has been certified as an OCTAFINALS TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS QUALIFIER FOR POLICY DEBATE IN THE VARSITY DIVISION. HOW TO REGISTER Teams must register by Monday, October 10th, space permitting. Tournament entry and judging fees are also due at this time. Fees should be mailed to 2205 Michigan Union, 530 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Checks should be made out to Michigan Debate. If for some reason you can’t pay by check, we should be able to accept Visa and Mastercard credit card payments via our webpage- http://www.michigandebate.com. No refunds will be issued after October 10th. We will accept as many entries as we have available rooms. If we have filled up by the time you register, we will have a waiting list available. Last year we reached capacity in both divisions and had to turn several entrants away, particularly those who registered informally. Please enter early to assure your teams a spot at the tournament. All registration and entries should be done at www.debateresults.com. The high school tournament calendar can be found at http://commweb.fullerton.edu/jbruschke/webhs/Calendar.aspx. Using this software will allow us to use ordinal judging preferences and permit judges to enter their ballots online. Final registration will be held in the Schembechler Suite from 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. at the Hampton Inn Ann Arbor South on Friday, November 4th. You will receive tournament packets (including a campus map, the final schedule, restaurant suggestions, etc.) at registration. TOURNAMENT FORMAT The schedule is always subject to change based on entries. The varsity division will consist of seven preliminary debates: two preset rounds on Friday and five additional preliminary rounds on Saturday. Round 3 will be paired high-high and rounds 4-7 will be paired high-low. Round 4 will be lag-powered off rounds 1 and 2. Rounds 5-7 will be power-matched. The top 32 teams will clear to a Double Octafinals on Sunday morning. All preliminary and elimination rounds will be held on the Central Campus. The novice division will also consist of seven preliminary rounds: two preset rounds on Friday and five additional preliminary rounds on Saturday. Round 3 will be paired high-high and rounds 4-7 will be paired high-low. Round 4 will be lag-powered off rounds 1 and 2. Rounds 5-7 will be power-matched. The Novice division is currently scheduled to clear to Octafinals on Sunday morning. To maximize ordinal judge preferences, ach team entered has a 4 round prelim judging obligation. All judges are obligated for the first elimination round. Judges are further obligated to judge one round after the elimination of their last team. Schools whose judges or replacement judges do not meet their obligations can have their teams prevented from competing. TOURNAMENT FEES Fees for the tournament are $100.00 per team. A limited number of hired judges will be available at $120.00 per uncovered team. In other words, a full judge would cost $240.00 and cover two teams. LODGING The tournament hotel is once again the Hampton Inn Ann Arbor South and they gave us a rate of $92.00 per night. The address of the Hampton Inn is 925 Victors Way, Ann Arbor, MI 48108 and their phone number is 734-665-5000. Their webpage address is http://hamptoninn.hi...ctyhocn=ARBVWHX. When making reservations make sure to tell the receptionist that you are with the UM Debate 2011. If you are having difficulty making a reservation, please ask to speak with Tera L. Fox, Director of Sales- (734) 665-5000, ext: 118. There are plenty of restaurants located near the tournament hotel, including lots of fast food options and a few late night spots like Damon's and Red Robin. This year, we’ve secured a secondary block of hotel rooms at the newly remodeled Sheraton Ann Arbor Hotel for $99.00 per night. This property is located right across the street from the Hampton Inn Ann Arbor South. Their address and contact information is 3200 Boardwalk Street, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108-1774, Phone: (734) 996-0600. Their webpage address is http://www.starwoodhotels.com/fourpoints/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=761. When making reservations make sure to tell the receptionist that you are with University of Michigan Debate. If you are having difficulty making a reservation, please ask to speak with Heather Reznik, Sales Manager- (734) 929-3408. TABROOM I am pleased that that Greg Achten of The Harker School has agreed to be in charge of the tabroom again. WIRELESS INTERNET ACCESS We are pleased to be able to provide free wireless access this year for all competitors, judges, and coaches. In order to receive this access, you will need to provide the complete names and e-mail addresses of everyone to Aaron Kall by Thursday, October 28. Please e-mail this information to Aaron at akall@umich.edu. CONTACT INFORMATION Aaron Kall, Director of Debate, akall@umich.edu David Heidt, Assistant Director of Debate, davheidt@umich.edu The University of Michigan Debate Team, 2205 Michigan Union, 530 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. (734)239-3996- Aaron Kall’s Cell Phone (always try first) (734)764-6808- Michigan Debate Office (734)763-5902- Michigan Debate Office Fax DATES AND DEADLINES Tuesday, October 4- Sheraton Ann Arbor Hotel Block Expires (Space Permitting). Monday, October 10 - Registration Deadline and all Tournament Entry and Judging Fees are due. No refunds will provided after this date. Tuesday, October 11- Hampton Inn Ann Arbor South Hotel Block Expires (Space Permitting). Friday, October 28- Names and e-mail addresses of those who want internet access is required. Friday, November 4th, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. - Registration at the Hampton Inn Ann Arbor South Schembechler Suite Friday, November 4th, 1:30 p.m.- 2:00 p.m.- Late Registration on Campus at Angell/Mason Hall- Fishbowl area The above information is also located at http://www.michigandebate.com/tournament.php The University of Michigan Debate Program is located in the office of Student Activities and Leadership within the Department of Student Affairs at the University of Michigan, the premier Big Ten University. 2011 University of Michigan High School Debate Tournament Schedule *SUBJECT TO CHANGE* Friday, November 4th: 10:00 am- 12:00 pm- Registration at the Hampton Inn Ann Arbor South Schembechler Suite 1:30 pm- 2:00 pm- Late Registration on Campus at Angell Hall 3:00 pm- Round 1 and 2 pairings released Online and at Tournament Buildings 4:00 pm- Round 1 (Preset) 6:00 pm- Round 2 (Preset) Saturday, November 5th: 7:00 am- Pairings released Online, at the Hampton Inn Ann Arbor South, and on Campus 8:00 am- Round 3 (High-High) 10:00 am- Round 4 (Lagged Powered and High-Low) 12:00 pm- Lunch Break 1:00 pm- Round 5 (High-Low) 4:00 pm- Round 6 (High-Low) 6:00 pm- Dinner Break 7:00 pm- Round 7 (High-Low) Sunday, November 6th: 7:00 am- Elimination Pairings Released Online, at the Hampton Inn Ann Arbor South, and Tournament Buildings 8:00 am- Varsity Double Octafinals and Novice Octafinals 10:00 am- Awards Assembly in an Angell Hall Auditorium immediately following Varsity Double Octafinals and Novice Octafinals 11:00 am- Varsity Octafinals and Novice Quarterfinals 2:00 pm- Varsity Quarterfinals and Novice Semifinals 5:00 pm- Varsity Semifinals and Novice Finals 8:00 p.m.- Varsity Finals Aaron Kall Director of Debate University of Michigan Office Phone Number: 734-239-3996 www.michigandebate.com http://twitter.com/UMDebateCamp
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