The Lion's Roar

Students and faculty reflect on virtual public speaking experience

D Vickers Hall is home to the Department of communication and Media Studies. Many students have had to take their public speaking courses online due to the pandemic.

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

September 24, 2020

Although the pandemic forced some classes to switch to a virtual format, virtual public speaking courses were already available prior to this semester. While some instructors have noticed students struggling with the online format, other students find virtual public speaking classes to be more beneficial f...

Public speaking: a common fear but important career skill

Dr. Gabe Willis, dean of students, speaks to the audience.

Daniel McClain, Staff Reporter

November 24, 2019

Public speaking is used from the classroom to the workforce, and practice can make one’s speech an effective tool. According to the article “What is Shyness?” published by Psychology Today, about 40% of Americans consider themselves shy, and of that demographic, the majority believe it is a...

Using the skills taught in class to face obstacles outside school

Using the skills taught in class to face obstacles outside school

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

April 9, 2019

Skills taught in some classes can be directly applied in the real-world setting. Public speaking, Introduction to Financial Accounting and Software Engineering are courses professors explained are significant both in the class setting and in everyday life. Shawndee Fluker, instructor of communicat...