Curious about UAA Seawolf Debate? Meet Wiley Cason, representing UAA at the UAA-Harvard Debate April 25

2013-04-24 by

Junior Wiley Cason is one-half of the UAA Debate team meeting Harvard Debate to argue repeal of the Second Amendment on April 25 at the Bear Tooth Theatrepub.

Like his debate partner, Amy Parrent, Cason began debating in high school and joined UAA’s team as a freshman. Today he coaches debate at East High and formerly at Chugiak High.

In this short interview, he describes how a debater prepares by understanding that many arguments come down to the same philosophical issues, such as protecting our liberty and freedom versus our assuring our security.

He says he debates because it’s flattering to have an audience of listeners, and it teaches him to think in a more disciplined way,

This interview was recorded April 15, two days before the U.S. Senate stopped the bipartisan gun legislation that Cason speaks optimistically about in this interview. Cason’s brother, Drew, was on the team that debated Stanford last year over whether hate crimes warrant special punishment. Kathleen McCoy of UAA Advancement interviews.



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Curious about UAA's Seawolf Debate? Meet Amy Parrent, representing UAA at the UAA-Harvard Debate April 25

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The UAA-Harvard Debate scheduled for April 25 at 8 p.m. at the Bear Tooth Theatrepub, pits two top-flight university debate teams over this motion: “This House Would Repeal the Second Amendment.” UAA will propose, or argue for the repeal of the Second Amendment; Harvard will defend the status quo.

This short interview with Amy Parrent is a window into a student’s perspective of being on the Seawolf Debate team. From Sitka, Amy debated four years in high school, and joined the UAA team as a freshman.

“Steve” in the interview is Steve Johnson, director of the UAA Seawolf Debate Program and debate coach. The interview is by Kathleen McCoy, UAA Advancement

She describes the skill set she has developed through debate, offers a window into preparation, and acknowledges that even after eight years as a debater, she still masters a case of butterflies before each event.

This interview was recorded April 18, 2013.



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UAA Seawolf Debate
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UAA-Harvard Debate Blog
Meet the teams, learn about debate
Meet the two teams
Who represents UAA, who represents Harvard?
UStream
Live stream of debate, 8 pm April 25, 2013
Harvard Speech and Parliamentary Debate Society
Website

'Beyond the Bear' with Dan Bigley and Debra McKinney

2013-04-24 by

Dan Bigley and Debra McKinney are co-authors of “Beyond the Bear,” the story of Dan’s brutal bear attack and dramatic rescue. The book describes Dan’s extraordinary life after being blinded. Combining fascinating details, Alaska journalist Debra McKinney’s captures the core essence of Dan’s experience. The book is a must-read.

Recorded April 22, 2013.

UAA Bookstore events are free and open to the public. Free parking is available in the South Lot just across from the bookstore. For more information, contact Rachel Epstiein at repstein2@uaa.alaska.edu or (907) 786-4782.



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