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Oral Communication Center

Oral Communication Center is located in Kirner-Johnson 222.

The Oral Communication Center (OCC) supports students and faculty in achieving Hamilton College's standard for effective oral communication. The OCC offers credit-bearing courses in applied communication skills, delivers customized course support, conducts communication skills workshops and seminars, and provides one-on-one tutoring and group consultations. More ...

The 2016 Three-Minute Thesis competition contestants.
Senior Thesis...Bite Sized

The Oral Communication Center hosted the second annual Three Minute Thesis competition on April 30. Open to all members of the senior class, the competition offers cash prizes for the students who can most effectively summarize their senior projects in three minutes or less. This year’s competition hosted 15 students whose majors and interests ranged from post-colonial economics to concussion management for athletes.  More ...

From left Jeremy Mathurin '16, Jake Blount '17, Conor O'Shea '18, Jonathan Kirshenbaum '19, Michael Nelson '16.
Five Claim Public Speaking Competition Prizes

Five students were awarded prizes in three categories in the annual Public Speaking Competition on Saturday, March 5, in the Chapel. The finalists were chosen after an open preliminary round held in February. Speakers’ presentations were either persuasive or informative in nature, and in one category students were asked to address an assigned topic.  More ...

Oral Communication Center’s Second “Hamilton Speaks” a Success

“Speech” was the word at the Oral Communication Center’s second “Hamilton Speaks: Improve Your Public Speaking in 6 Minutes or Less,” a lunch-hour event on Oct. 28 in the Tolles Pavilion.  More ...