English Conversation Hour
English Conversation Hour will resume in the Spring 2021 semester (date TBA--likely late January or early February). If you have not previously participated this academic year, please click here to register so that we can add you to our Teams site.
About Our Workshops
Workshops provide specific instruction on many topics, including but not limited to visual rhetoric, oral presentations, job application materials, and academic writing. The workshops range in length and are scheduled throughout the year. Each workshop is conducted by a trained expert in communication. The Communication Center also partners with classes, academic programs, departments, and student groups to conduct workshops.
Fall 2020 Workshops
The Communication Center will be offering workshops only by faculty request. All workshops will be online. To request a workshop, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spring 2020 Workshops
Visual Rhetoric and Research Posters
February 24, 3-4pm, Naugle CommLab (CULC 447)
A poster presentation requires very specific features in order to be most effective. This workshop provides attendees with strategies and tips to make their next poster presentation one of the strongest they've ever given. (Fulfills Graduate Communication Certificate Program requirements)
February 12, 4-5pm, Naugle CommLab (CULC 447)
Grant proposals are more than just another genre of communication; preparing a proposal for submission requires foresight, collaboration, writing proficiency, and audience awareness. This workshop provides a survey of these and other topics than can help project managers and researchers produce successful grant applications. (Fulfills Graduate Communication Certificate Program requirements)
Pitching Your Work to the Public - Phase 1: Break It Down
March 10, 11am-12pm, Naugle CommLab (CULC 447)
Are you a graduate student? Have you ever tried to explain your research to audiences outside of your field? This graduate-focused workshop presents attendees with strategies for bridging the gap between your research and general audiences. (Fulfills Graduate Communication Certificate Program requirements)
March 24, 5-6pm, Naugle CommLab (CULC 447)
A literature review is a central component of academic research. Learn how to summarize and convey ongoing scholarly conversations within different genres of academic communication. (Fulfills Graduate Communication Certificate Program requirements)
April 6, 3-4pm, Naugle CommLab (CULC 447)
Oral presentations make people nervous. There are so many things go consider: How do you organize your ideas? How do you make clear slides? How do you respond to questions? What you do with your hands? In this workshops, we'll discuss tips for public speaking that will help you gain confidence in front of a crowd. (Fulfills Graduate Communication Certificate Program requirements)