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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 (starting February 2):
    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 
    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! This event is open to the public. 
    Session 1: Friday, February 6 from 2:30-3:30 in Port O' Call, located in Cartwright Center

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

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

    Libbie Miller - To persuade the audience to educate themselves on sexual assault by attending on-campus events in April  

    Jenae Winter - To persuade the audience to learn another language  

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

    Session #2: Friday, February 6 from 4:00-5:00 in Port O' Call, located in Cartwright Center

    Shaina Wales - To persuade the audience that the North/South Corridor is essential to the La Crosse community  

    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

    Janie Gadsby - To persuade the audience to avoid using their phone while driving 

     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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