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Belinda Speaker
100 Years with Woman Suffrage: Prison, Protests, and Promise
February 10, 2020
A Lecture by Belinda A. Stillion Southard, Associate Professor of Rhetoric, University of Georgia
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Center for Speaking & Listening Directors O’Rourke and Lehn Publish Book
January 8, 2020
Professors Sean O’Rourke (Rhetoric and American Studies) and Melody Lehn (Rhetoric and Women’s and Gender Studies) have published the book Rhetoric, Race, Religion, and the Charleston Shootings: Was Blind but Now I See with Lexington Books in its “Rhetoric, Race, and Religion” Series.
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Student Blog: Maren Czura | CEA Prague
November 15, 2019
Center for Speaking & Listening tutor Maren Czura blogs about her latest experiences in the Czech Republic.
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James Blue's "The March," the Long Civil Rights Movement, and Martin Luther King's August 28, 1963 March on Washington Address
October 4, 2019
Author and professor David Frank will speak on the Long Civil Rights Movement.
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DebateWatch Promotes Listening, Reflection, and Conversation
September 30, 2019
More than sixty students and faculty watched the Democratic Primary Debate on September 12, 2019 at the Bairnwick Women’s Center.
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Four Sewanee Students Present Rhetoric Papers at 2019 Clevenger Honors Conference
May 7, 2019
The Clevenger conference, one of the oldest and most prestigious undergraduate research forums in the field of rhetoric, attracts students from as far away as the University of Puget Sound and Florida Atlantic University and nearly everywhere in between.
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2019 Festival of Speaking & Listening Showcases Student Speakers
April 29, 2019
Fifteen finalists participated in four public speaking contests in the 2019 Festival of Speaking & Listening, held on April 23, 24, and 25.
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Prof. Lehn wins Excellence in Teaching Award
April 17, 2019
Assistant Professor Melody Lehn was recognized on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 with the university’s citation for Excellence in Teaching.
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"The Pleasures of Outrage" - A Lecture by Patricia Roberts-Miller (Ph.D.)
February 14, 2019
University of Texas-Austin Professor Patricia Roberts-Miller to speak on "The Pleasures of Outrage: Why We Love Demagoguery"
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Lunch Conversation: Restoring the Political Center with Mort Kondracke
September 10, 2018
On September 14 at noon in the Mary Sue Cushman Room, the Office of Civic Engagement’s “Yea, Sewanee Votes!” program, the Center for Speaking & Listening, and The Sewanee Purple will host a lunch conversation with award winning journalist Morton Kondracke entitled “Restoring the Political Center.”
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