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Public Speaking Competition Set for Nov. 14

Public speaking professionals say that you win or lose the battle to hold the attention of your audience in the first 30 seconds of a given presentation.

Are you up for the challenge?

UHD’s Communication Studies program will host a public speaking competition from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., Nov. 14. The event, “Building Our Community,” will be held in the Houston/White Oak Room of Academic Building, A300.

All students from any major are welcome to compete. The speech should span four-to-five minutes and cover what it means to build a community, which could be as small as your family or as large as the nation. Prizes for first, second and third place will be $100, $50 and $25, respectively.

Register by Nov. 12 via email to Professor Burton French at Frenchc@uhd.edu

About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD)—the second largest university in Houston—has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974.

As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive four-year university led by Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz. Annually, UHD educates more than 14,000 students; boasts over 50,000 alumni and offers 44 bachelor’s and eight master’s degree programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service, Sciences & Technology; and University College). In 2018, UHD grew its First Time in College student population by 11 percent and transfer students by 14 percent.

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston. It also is ranked among 15 U.S. universities with lowest net price to students (according to the U.S. Department of Education). The University is noted nationally as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Minority-Serving Institution. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.