Communication Students Bring Great 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. 17 at the Ruth W. Towne Museum and Visitors Center.

Approximately 35 communication students from COMM 270 and 170 will portray speakers or characters in an entertaining program organized by Barry Poyner, professor of communication, and sponsored by the Communication Club (NCASC).

At any given point, about half of the students will be in character. This will allow the other student performers to move around and enjoy student speeches as well.  

The public is welcome to walk through the museum at their own pace. Each student presentation is about five minutes.

Students will share brief insights about the speakers/characters and the rhetorical situation, in addition to performing excerpts from the speeches.  

Students from COMM 270 will portray speakers from the Top 100 Great Speeches of the 20th Century, such as Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Declaration of War.  

Students from COMM 170 will portray movie characters that gave memorable speeches, such as William Wallace in “Braveheart.”

NCASC is committed to enriching the lives of undergraduate communication major and minors by promoting the study and application of communication principles through educational and social functions.

Interested students may contact club president Nathan Vickers,

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