Communication Students Bring Speeches to Life

Reminiscent of the popular movie “Night at the Museum,” great speeches from history and the movies will come to life at 7 p.m. Nov. 20 in the Hub of the Student Union Building.

Communication students from COMM 270 & 385 will portray speakers or characters in an entertaining program scheduled from 7-8 p.m. Thirty-five students are involved in the project.

The public is invited to move through the museum in self-paced style, realizing that each student presentation is about five minutes. In addition to performing excerpts from speeches, students will share brief insights about the speakers/characters and the rhetorical situation. Students from COMM 385 will portray speakers from the Top 100 Great Speeches of the 20th Century. Students from COMM 270 will portray movie characters that gave memorable speeches, such as William Wallace in “Braveheart.”

At 8 p.m., a reception will follow honoring the student efforts. Students are also invited to sign-up if they are interested in establishing a National Communication Association Student Club. NCASC is committed to enriching the lives of undergraduate communication majors and minors. Interested students may contact Barry Poyner, professor of communication, at
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