This sounds like a very interesting possibility. But, I do want to
hear from Grove City and Cape Cod before we decide.
I would prefer the FIRST weekend in April, which would avoid APDA and
your big weekend. I hope.
Thanks so much, Scott!
On 5/6/13 8:37 AM, Scott Thomson wrote:
> Howdy -
> Lacking any formal procedure this is Ithaca College's bid to host
> USU Nationals - which would be held April 18, 19, and 20, 2014.
> Ithaca College has excellent facilities for the tournament. - We
> have at least 45 classrooms suitable for the tournament.
> - The campus is beautiful and the rooms would not be too far from
> where the rounds would be announced.
> - Parking is plentiful, convenient and free.
> - Food services is good and caters to all tastes.
> See our campus here ---http://www.ithaca.edu/
> Ithaca and the Finger Lakes Region are an awesome place to visit for
> a tournament.
> - Ithaca has been rated as the #1 College Town in the USA
> - Ithaca is home to Cornell University
> - There are a wide range of hotels (we'll secure a couple of blocks
> in different price ranges).
> - There are fantastic restaurants in a very walkable downtown.
> - There are several waterfalls within the city limits.
> - The Finger Lakes region is known for is outstanding wineries.
> Take a look at the area here - http://www.visitithaca.com/
> We are served by a local airport - flights arrive from Detroit,
> Newark, and Philadelphia. (United, Delta, and USAir)
> There are other regional airports - within about an hour are
> Syracuse, Elmira, Binghamton, and Rochester (2hours).
> As a tournament host I have lots of experience and Cornell
> University has also committed to help with administrative assistance.
> Thanks for you consideration -
> Scott Thomson
> Director of Forensics
> Communication Studies
> Ithaca College