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Members of Hamilton's Debate Society.
Debate Society Wins Two Rounds at Columbia University

On Sept. 16 and 17, the Hamilton College Debate Society competed at a tournament at Columbia University in New York City along with nearly 100 other teams from peer institutions. This tournament marks the first competition of the year, and Hamilton’s team won two of the five rounds.  More ...

Jennifer Ambrose and Amy Gaffney
New Directors Lead Oral and Written Communication Centers

Jennifer Ambrose and Amy Gaffney have stepped into the roles of director of the Writing Center and Oral Communication Center respectively, filling the vacancies left by two longtime center leaders. Writing Center Director Sharon Williams and Oral Communication Center Director Jim Helmer retired this summer after serving, collectively, more than 60 years at the College.  More ...

From left Jeremy Mathurin '16, Jake Blount '17, Conor O'Shea '18, Jonathan Kirshenbaum '19, Michael Nelson '16.
Five Claim Public Speaking Competition Prizes

Five students were awarded prizes in three categories in the annual Public Speaking Competition on Saturday, March 5, in the Chapel. The finalists were chosen after an open preliminary round held in February. Speakers’ presentations were either persuasive or informative in nature, and in one category students were asked to address an assigned topic.  More ...

Oral Communication Center’s Second “Hamilton Speaks” a Success

“Speech” was the word at the Oral Communication Center’s second “Hamilton Speaks: Improve Your Public Speaking in 6 Minutes or Less,” a lunch-hour event on Oct. 28 in the Tolles Pavilion.  More ...

Hannah Ferris '16, Emily Kaplan '15, Erika Marte '15, Meghan O'Sullivan '15, Sarah Magee '18, and Joany Lamur '17.
Six Awarded Prizes in Public Speaking Competition

Six students were awarded prizes in three categories in the annual Public Speaking Competition on Saturday, March 7, in the Chapel. The finalists were chosen after an open preliminary round held in February. Speakers’ presentations were either persuasive or informative in nature, and in one category students were asked to address an assigned topic.  More ...

Professor Mark Cryer's topic was Articulation.
Oral Communication Center Hosts “Hamilton Speaks” Event

The Oral Communication Center (OCC) hosted “Hamilton Speaks: Improve Your Public Speaking in Six Minutes or Less,” an hour-long, lunchtime event on Oct. 29. It featured student workers, faculty/staff members and visiting professionals who were each given exactly six minutes to give advice or information on some aspect of oral communication.  More ...

From left Catherine Cooper, William Schoder, Madison Kircher, Porshai Rivera, Hady Hewidy.
Six Prizes Awarded in Public Speaking Competition

Six prizes were awarded in three categories in the annual Public Speaking Competition on Saturday, March 8, in the Chapel. The finalists were chosen after an open preliminary round held in February. Speakers’ presentations were either persuasive or informative in nature, and in one category students were asked to address an assigned topic.  More ...

Glossophilia: The Love of Public Speaking

Glossophobia, the fear of public speaking, affects approximately three-quarters of the population1.  Nevertheless, the Oral Communication Center’s eighth annual Public Speaking Competition draws students from all class years, disciplines and extracurriculars. Even if you aren’t glossophobic, you might still get a little nervous before speaking to crowds. Some of Hamilton’s former winners and current participants generously reveal their tactics and motivations for competing.  More ...

Public Speaking Competition winners Hunter Green '16, Jack Boyle '15, Daniel Lichtenauer '14, Mia Falzarano '13, Evan Van Tassell '13 and Sandhya Rao '15.
Six Awarded Prizes in Public Speaking Competition

Six prizes were awarded across three categories in the annual Public Speaking Competition on Saturday, March 3, in the Chapel. The finalists were chosen after an open preliminary round held in February. Speakers’ presentations were either persuasive or informative in nature, and in one category students were asked to address an assigned topic.  More ...

The winners of the 2011 Public Speaking Competition.
Six Awarded Prizes in Public Speaking Competition

Six prizes were awarded across three categories in the annual Public Speaking Competition on Saturday, March 5, in the Chapel. The 17 finalists were chosen after an open preliminary round held in February. Speakers' presentations were either persuasive or informative in nature, and in one category, speakers were asked to address an assigned topic.  More ...

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