CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Sept. 9, 2008 - The "Development of Solar" was the topic at the COMMrades' Fall 2008 Speakers Showcase held Sept. 4 in the University Center Ballroom at Southeast Missouri State University.
The featured speaker was Bryan Kujawa, a Southeast sophomore from St. Louis, Mo., majoring in international business. In his speech, Kujawa examined the need to invest in and develop solar power, and how doing so makes good sense economically and environmentally. Kujawa was selected from a pool of over 450 students, and he addressed an audience of 160, including students and faculty.
Professor Glen Williams, who oversees the event, says the speech is "one of the best" he has heard, noting that the speaker "addresses an important topic - citing very credible sources as he makes a compelling case for the development of solar."
The Speakers Showcase is for students newly enrolled in SC105 "Fundamentals of Oral Communication" as well as anyone else who would benefit from seeing what a good speech consists of, Williams said. Students in SC105 study the oldest academic discipline known to mankind - public speaking.
The Speakers Showcase, held every semester, is now in its eighth year. The speech,
as well as the discussion that follows, provides a good model for newly-enrolled students
to follow. The event is sponsored by the Southeast Department of Communication; the
student organization, COMMrades; and numerous businesses in Cape Girardeau.