Workshops provide specific instruction on a variety of topics, from visual rhetoric to job application materials to writing reports. The workshops range in length and are scheduled at various intervals throughout the year. Each workshop offered is conducted by a trained expert in communication. In a variety of instances, the Communication Center also partners with on-campus schools and groups to conduct workshops. 

Spring 2020 Workshops


Visual Rhetoric and Research Posters

February 24, 3-4pm, Naugle CommLab (CULC 447)

A poster presentation requires very specific features in order to be most effective. This workshop provides attendees with strategies and tips to make their next poster presentation one of the strongest they've ever given. (Fulfills Graduate Communication Certificate Program requirements)

Grant Writing

February 12, 4-5pm, Naugle CommLab (CULC 447)

Grant proposals are more than just another genre of communication; preparing a proposal for submission requires foresight, collaboration, writing proficiency, and audience awareness. This workshop provides a survey of these and other topics than can help project managers and researchers produce successful grant applications. ​(Fulfills Graduate Communication Certificate Program requirements)

Pitching Your Work to the Public - Phase 1: Break It Down

March 10, 11am-12pm, Naugle CommLab (CULC 447)

Are you a graduate student? Have you ever tried to explain your research to audiences outside of your field? This graduate-focused workshop presents attendees with strategies for bridging the gap between your research and general audiences. ​(Fulfills Graduate Communication Certificate Program requirements)

Literature Reviews

March 24, 5-6pm, Naugle CommLab (CULC 447)

A literature review is a central component of academic research. Learn how to summarize and convey ongoing scholarly conversations within different genres of academic communication. (Fulfills Graduate Communication Certificate Program requirements)

Public Speaking

April 6, 3-4pm, Naugle CommLab (CULC 447)

Oral presentations make people nervous. There are so many things go consider: How do you organize your ideas? How do you make clear slides? How do you respond to questions? What you do with your hands? In this workshops, we'll discuss tips for public speaking that will help you gain confidence in front of a crowd.​ (Fulfills Graduate Communication Certificate Program requirements)