Friday, August 12, 2005

Miami Debaters Return to Oxford for Debate Work Week

This Sunday the people who are debating for Miami are returning to Oxford to begin our one-week workshop on the college topic. Our first meeting is Sunday evening.

Our debaters are:

Lydia Elkins (second year)
Ilya Galperin (second year)
Dan Gibbons (second year)
Mike Jensen (second year)
Matt Kern (third year)
Mike Maffie (second year)
Mike Richarson (first year - St. Johns)
Stephen Solomon - (fourth year)
Kevin Wieck (first year - MBA)
Aaron Vison (first year - GBN)
Jason Young (first year - Centerville)

We also know of a couple of potential other people who are interested in being on the team but who will not be attending our workshop.

Our travel schedule (debaters will attend 4-5 of these) for the first semester:

University of Northern Iowa
Georgia State University
University of Kentucky
Loyola University, Chicago
Wayne State University
Harvard University
Wake Forest University
John Carroll University


Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Open Thread

Post on any topic that you wish.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Name the 5-Week Workshop

As I wrote in the previous post, the name "Oxford Scholars" belongs to the MU undergraduate honors program. We agreed that we would find a new name starting in 2006.

While I'm sure this post will cause many humorous suggestions, we hope you'll make a few serious ones too.

Just so you know, we've ruled out "Lundy's Camp 'o K's". Also the "Karl Rove Scholars" has been rejected. Otherwise let us know your thoughts.

We'll give a small reward to the first person who suggests on this blog the name we ultimately select.


Announcements: 2006 Dates, Name the 5-Week Workshop, and Open Threads

Greetings -

Sorry we haven't posted for a few days. Confession, we took some time off.

Anyhow we have three pretty big announcements for you.

First, we've established the dates tentatively for Summer 2006. The 3-Week workshop (Red Hawk) will run from June 25 to July 15. The 5-Week workshop (see below about the name) will run from June 25 to July 29. So pretty much the same dates as this past summer.

So those of you who aren't seniors should mark the dates on your calendar. Seniors, tell your friends.

Also in the 2006 department, we've started negotiating with faculty members regarding next summer and will certainly let you know here when we have some names to announce.

Second, we have to change the name of the 5-week workshop, and we want your suggestions. It turns out there already is a program on our campus called the "Oxford Scholars" (it's part of the undergraduate honors program). Well they were a little miffed that we created this confusion and asked us to change the name starting next year. That's where you come in.

We sort of like the name "Oxford" as a starter, but aren't wedded to it. We want you to help us come up with the name, so I'll start a thread as soon as I finish this post - called "Name the Five-Week Workshop" and you can post your ideas there.

Third, since so many of you are clamoring for new posts, and frankly we're sort of busy now getting ready to debate China, we will periodically (at least once a week) create an "Open Thread" where you guys can post on whatever topics you like. For example, you could let us know how you've been doing since camp ended. If you want to discuss the real world (current events, the 2006 elections, the 2008 elections...etc.) go for it. Whatever you want. Just keep it in relatively good taste, as always. Your parents read this, you know.

Why do so many of you post anonymously?

Some people from the camp have probably quit looking at the blog for now, so since we're getting active again you might want to let them know there's plenty to read about.

Good luck, let us know how you are doing.