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On 5/6/2013 12:04 PM, Samuel Ward-Packard wrote:
> It's great to see a bid at all, and especially one from the east 
> coast. That said, I'm curious about the thinking behind the choice of 
> date. This USUs would be held a week later in April than is normal, 
> which would mean directly clashing with APDA nats. There are a number 
> of obvious reasons why that's sub-optimal--so my first question would 
> be whether those dates are the only ones on which Ithaca can host.
>
> Best,
>
> Sam
>
>
> On Mon, May 6, 2013 at 11:38 AM, Scott Thomson <[log in to unmask] 
> <mailto:[log in to unmask]>> 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
>     (http://cornellsun.com/node/55914)
>     - 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
>     (607)277-3518 <tel:%28607%29277-3518>
>
>
>
>
> -- 
> Samuel Ward-Packard
> Yale 2014 - Humanities
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>
Howdy Sam -

I would have preferred the weekend earlier as well - but we have a 
gigantic open house for prospective students on that Saturday and 
Sunday.  At least this gets the ball rolling - I would hope that there 
would be other bids (I am pretty sure that there will be).

Scott