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    The Public Speaking Center supports student success by providing quality peer-to-peer consulting for all UW-L students seeking assistance on oral presentations. Peer consultants aid students with topic selection, outlines, content development, delivery, audio-visual aids, managing speaking anxiety, and increasing confidence.  
    Hours and Appointments
    We are located in Murphy 251 (within the Murphy Learning Center). We recommend seeing a peer consultant at least a week before your assignment is due.  To make an appointment, click here. Appointments are recommended. Drop-ins are welcome if a peer consultant is available. Read the frequently asked questions before coming to your appointment.

    Spring 2015 hours:
    Monday: 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m., 1:00-6:00 p.m.
    Tuesday: 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 1:00-9:00 p.m.
    Wednesday: 8:00-9:30 a.m., 11:00-3:00, 3:30-5:30, 6:00-8:00
    Thursday: 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., 3:00-9:00
    Friday: 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
    Saturday: closed

    Sunday: 3:00-5:30 p.m., 6:00-8:30 p.m.

    Public Speaking Competition Finale
    The Public Speaking Competition promotes and showcases student excellence in public speaking. Come listen to some of the best student speakers at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse on Tuesday, March 3 from 4:00-5:15 pm in Cent. Hall 1309. This event is open to the public. 

    Cara Henney - To persuade the audience to help protect Wisconsin waterways from harmful pollutants  

    Samantha Mueller - To persuade the audience to no longer ignore domestic violence

    Allison Shaver - To persuade college students to volunteer for the La Crosse YMCA Teen Center  

    Adria Braley - To persuade the audience to stand up to hate incidents against the LGTBQ community 

    Carly Ferguson - To persuade the audience to eat healthier in college

    Judges include Joe Gow (UW-L Chancellor and Professor of Communication Studies), Susan Schuyler (Senior Lecturer in Communication Studies), and Bailey Benedict (Communication Club President and Peer Consultant in the Public Speaking Center).  

    This event is part of the School of Arts and Communication Creative Imperatives week and is sponsored by the College of Liberal Studies, Department of Communication Studies, and Public Speaking Center. Questions should be directed to Dr. Tony Docan-Morgan at  

     The Public Speaking Center at UW-L is one of twelve communication centers in the United States that has a training program certified by the National Association of Communication Centers. 

    Public Speaking Center

    Contact Dr. Tony Docan-Morgan (Communication Studies) at or (608) 785-6722 for questions, ideas, and feedback. Find us on Facebook



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