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2018 Festival Cover Photo
The 2018 Sewanee Festival of Speaking & Listening
May 7, 2018
Twelve finalists participated in the Sewanee Festival of Speaking & Listening’s four separate contests in late April.
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2018 Clevenger Conference Group Photo
Four Sewanee Students Present Rhetoric Papers
April 26, 2018
Four Sewanee students presented rhetorical criticism papers at the Theodore Clevenger Undergraduate Honors Conference in Nashville last month.
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Center Has Leading Voice in Civil Discourse in America Conference at Kanuga
April 2, 2018
Over the first weekend of Spring Break, three representatives of Sewanee’s Center for Speaking & Listening took a leading role in the 2018 Lansing Lee Conference on “Civil Discourse in America,” held at the Kanuga Conference Center in Hendersonville, North Carolina.
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Melody Lehn
Prof. Melody Lehn wins Outstanding New Teacher Award
February 14, 2018
Sewanee Women's Studies and Rhetoric Professor Dr. Melody Lehn has received the Southern States Communication Association's Dwight L. Freshley Outstanding New Teacher Award.
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Sean O'Rourke profile pic
O'Rourke's Library Commons dedication featured in "Vital Speeches"
February 13, 2018
University of the South Professor Sean O'Rourke has been featured by Vital Speeches of the Day, a monthly collection of the best speeches in the world.
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Would you like to be a faculty speaking fellow?
February 12, 2018
During the fellowship year, Faculty Fellows will be expected to meet as a group, on average, three times per month (Wednesdays during the lunch hour); participate in individual consultations as needed and requested;
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2017 journalism panel
Welcome to the Center for Speaking & Listening
December 14, 2017
The Center for Speaking & Listening offers assistance to members of the Sewanee community who seek help as they investigate, develop, refine, and practice oral presentations – speeches, addresses, arguments, debates, and dialogues – and as they seek to understand, through listening, those spoken discourses.
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