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What services and qualities does the Public Speaking Center offer?

The public speaking center provides an education service that helps students practice and develop their public speaking skills.

What ideas come to mind when you think of the services of the PSC?

PSC services that come to mind are the student adviser appointments that help students with outlines and speaking practice.

Who are the main target audiences of the PSC?

Demographic: UWL students age 18-24 enrolled in classes that require public speaking requirements

Goals: The goal of the PSC’s target audience is to refine their public speaking skills for class requirements, and develop them for applications in the workforce after they graduate

In your view, what words best describe the qualities of the PSC ?

The best words to describe the PSC are reliable, helpful, friendly, constructive, supportive, and enthusiastic.

What sort of look and feel do you think is required in the logo for the PSC ?

I think the logo for the PSC needs to be simple, informal, and reflect the uniqueness of the PSC at UWL. I used a script font to make the logo welcoming. We are trying to invite people to stop in, so using a script font will portray a welcoming and informal atmosphere.

In your view, which of the following would best represent the qualities of the PSC?

I think lettermark would be the best representation for the PSC because the abbreviation is unique and the goal of promoting them is to make PSC recognizable to students as the Public Speaking Center. Students tend to give nicknames to buildings, clubs, and campus entities, so I think their logo should reflect that.

What colors do you think best represents the PSC?

I think the PSC logo should be orange because orange stands for success. While it would be useful to maintain maroon and white, lots of other logos use those colors and the PSC logo should stand out.


3 Recipes You Need to Try This Fall

The Best Part of Fall: Cooking! These 3 Recipes You Need to Try This Fall will make you forget that summer is over

As we get into the Fall season there are a few things that happen: the daylight is shorter, the weather gets colder, and we have more time to cook!

Simmer away your end-of-summer blues by trying these three delicious and easy recipes this fall!


  1. Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken


Salsa Chicken

This easy slow cooker recipe has only two ingredients and takes 10 minutes to prep!


2. Crock Pot Beef Stew

Beef Stew

This filling beef stew recipe will satisfy everyone at your dinner table.


3. Baked Honey Mustard Chicken

Honey Mustard Chicken

Add some spice to your menu with this simple and delicious recipe.

Embrace the fall by expanding your seasonal menu!

Overcoming fears of public speaking

Did you know that public speaking is the number one anxiety in North America? The second greatest fear is death!

If you have the fear of public speaking, you are not alone. Here are a few things you can do to deal with your anxiety.

Overcoming speech fear

Realize the source of your fear. In a nutshell, it is not knowing what will happen when you are in front of people, giving your speech or presentation. Your anxiety is not that you don’t know your topic. It is that you don’t know what will happen when you step to the podium or table. The fear of being judged, making a mistake, not measuring up, getting hurt either mentally or physically can get in the way of a good performance (speech, seminar, sales presentation, etc.). Remember that people in the audience really want you to succeed. Nobody is standing there hoping you’ll be boring or bad. If you are coming from an authentic place, and you cover the material with clarity, you’ve won 3/4 of your inner battle with fear.

Face down your fears. If you feel your knees turning to jelly out of fear, remind yourself that anxiety stands for False Evidence Appearing Real. Almost certainly, whatever it is that you’re frightened of won’t happen. If there is a real worry, for example you’ve forgotten an important prop, do something about it and then stop worrying. Remember, you can always rationalize yourself out of fear.

Prepare adequately tackle your fears. Make sure you know the material that you’re going to cover. Make a detailed outline, and break it into basic points to memorize. Include subpoints and the title of speech.

Practice overcoming your fears. Find business organizations, networks and clubs in your area (such as Toastmasters) that can afford you the opportunity to practice. Remember to choose topics that you are already an expert on. Speaking on a topic that you are not familiar with will increase your stress, and impede on your performance.

Buy some recording software, and record everything on your laptop. Review it to see where you can improve. Have speaking pros attend your live presentation to give you feedback. Allow yourself the opportunity to learn more every time you go out.

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Watch Out for Wisconsin Weather

UW-L implements its Inclement Weather Plan when conditions make travel dangerous or other events cause serious safety concerns.

During deteriorating weather conditions, itshould be assumed that scheduled activities will continue unless an official announcement is made via University Communications and University Police. Those who travel to or from campus should use their judgment as to whether or not such travel is wise.


When the plan is implemented, look to the following for changes to the university schedule:

  • University’s home page, – An alert notification will run across the top of every page; the homepages will have lead banner notifications.
  • E-mail to all employees and students via EagleApps accounts.
  • Social media venues (Facebook and Twitter).
  • Updates via phone and e-mail from CodeRed (sign up at Police/Emergency-response-plan) – will alert class cancellations or campus closures.
  • Local media: On air and via their websites.


When university classes and events are cancelled, typically employees must report for work with any work changes in accordance with the UW System Inclement Weather Policy.

Hourly Employees

Hourly classified employees who do not report to work, report late, or leave work before the end of the work day because of weather conditions will be allowed to make up lost time during the remainder of the work week, as much time as is beneficial to the work unit. Make up time shall be at the regular rate of pay.

Hourly employees may also take leave without pay, vacation, personal holiday, or compensatory time to cover absence.

Salary Employees

Salaried classified and unclassified employees may use available annual leave (vacation), compensatory time, available holidays, or leave without pay to cover inclement weather absences.

An employee and the employee’s supervisor may agree that the employee can account for the time of the absence in another manner consistent with the professional nature of the employee’s work assignment.

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Digital Content Strategy

Oktoberfest Blog Posts

  • The 5 La Crosse Bars with the Best Oktoberfest Deal
  • The Best Bands at Oktoberfest This Year That You Don’t Want to Miss
  • 6 Infamous La Crosse Locals to Look For at This Years Oktoberfest
  • Ten Ways to Have a Blast At Oktoberfest Without Breaking the Bank
  • 13 Fun-Filled Activities You and Your Kids Will Love During Oktoberfest

CST Department

1.Blog (Format/Type) and List  (Topic)

Description: Generate a list of recommendation created by CST students to advise underclassman the best things do to prepare for being accepted to the CST program

2. Checklist (Format/Type) and How-To (Topic)

Description: In a How-To article (How to graduate in 4 years) provide a checklist of classes and requirements needed for graduation

3. Video (Format/Type) and Behind-the-scenes (Topic)

Description: Compile short video clips from the Communication Club’s meetings and events to post on the org’s website to show prospective members what the club does and show people having a good time at the club to entice students to join

4. Comparison Chart (Format/Type) and  Product Information (about department) (Topic)

Description: Comparing the Communication Department to other Departments at the university with a comparison chart which highlights credit requirements, senior project requirements, and classes available