Our Purpose

The UAF Speaking Center is a service provided by the Department of Communication to assist the students and faculty of the University of Alaska Fairbanks in preparing and delivering public presentations. The Speaking Center is staffed by graduate students in the Professional Communication graduate program in the Department of Communication.

The center provides two basic services:

Students can come to the Speaking Center to receive help in conceiving, organizing, writing, delivering, and refining an individual or group presentation. Student may have their presentations digitally recorded for their own viewing.

Students should email uaf-speakingcenter@alaska.edu or call 907-474-5470 to set an appointment.

Faculty, particularly those teaching Oral Intensive courses, can request that members of the Speaking Center staff come to their class and deliver a fifteen minute, thirty minute, or sixty minute presentation on effective public speaking and presentation. These presentations can be adapted to fit the needs of the the faculty member's class. Faculty can also request that the Speaking Center staff come to their class for a five minute or less introduction of the Speaking Center facilities.*NEW* for 2012-2013, faculty may also request a presentation on basic debate procedures.

Faculty members should contact Dr. Pete DeCaro at padecaro@alaska.edu or 907-474-6799 for more information or to schedule a presentation.

Spring 2016 Hours of Operation

MWF 11:00 - 2:00
T 12:00 - 1:00, 2:00 - 5:00
R 12:00 - 5:00

Please call 474-5470 or e-mail uaf-speakingcenter@alaska.edu to schedule an appointment at the Speaking Center. Walk-ins are accepted if space is available. Appointments can be requested during times outside of regular office hours.

 Practice time without coaches is available daily prior to Speaking Center hours. 

How to Find Us

507 Gruening

Located in the Department of Communication on the fifth floor of the Gruening building.

Follow @UAFSpeakCenter on twitter!

Following @UAFSpeakCenter on twitter can give you updates on Speaking Center hours, facilities, appointments as well tips and information to improve your public speaking!

Have an oral presentation to do?

We can help!

The UAF Speaking Center can help you! Come visit us to get coaching on refining your presentation topic and organizing your presentation effectively. Most importantly, come see us to practice your presentation and get immediate, constructive suggestions from a Speaking Center coach.

You’ll be glad you did!

We are open to all students currently enrolled at UAF or TVC. Please call 474-5470, or email uaf-speakingcenter@alaska.edu to schedule an appointment.


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