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    The Public Speaking Center supports student success by providing quality peer-to-peer consulting for all UWL 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.    

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    Public Speaking Center - Hours and Appointments

    We are located in Murphy 251 (within the Murphy Learning Center). We recommend seeing a peer consultant at least one 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 2016 hours:

    Monday: 8:00-10:30 AM & 12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    Tuesday: 8:00-10:30 AM & 2:30-10 PM
    Wednesday: 8 AM - 9:30 PM
    Thursday: 8:00-10:30 AM & 2:30-10 PM
    Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
    Saturday: closed
    Sunday: 11 AM - 9 PM

    Discover additional tutoring services on campus by visiting the Murphy Learning Center page. Find additional student success resources by clicking here.

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



    The 2015 Public Speaking Competition, which promotes and showcases student excellence in public speaking, was a success! Our top 5 speakers, narrowed from a pool of 1,200 UWL students were Cara Henney, Carly Ferguson, Samantha Mueller, Adria Braley, and Allison Shaver. More than 500 people attended the semifinal and final rounds. Click here to see their speeches.


    Contact Dr. Tony Docan-Morgan, Public Speaking Center Director, at or 608.785.6722 for questions, ideas, and feedback. Find us on Facebook.

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