Student-led discussion group

Speaking Center

At the Speaking Center, students discover and develop their voice. We offer individual consultations (walk-in, by appointment), classroom workshops and campus events aimed at developing speaking skills within a variety of contexts – public presentations, ceremonial speeches, classroom discussions, interpersonal conversations, group meetings, interviews, etc. Our consultants educate students on how to communicate ideas persuasively, and empower them to use their voice to succeed in their classrooms, communities and careers.

Faculty and staff also use the center and participate in Teaching and Learning Workshops that address how to integrate oral communication into any classroom.

Services include:

  • Consulting students on individual/group presentations, including brainstorming, outlining, and delivering. Offering feedback on presentation rehearsals.
  • Conducting workshops and delivering presentations on various oral communication topics to classes and groups.
  • Assisting ESL students with English-speaking skills.
  • Organizing and hosting oral communication related events.

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Speaking Center Hours:


Monday-Thursday:
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Friday:
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Weekly Game Night:
Thursday, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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The Speaking Center is located in Stewart Memorial Library.
 

Stewart Memorial Library