• Communication Studies

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    Communication Studies
    Hamline University
    1536 Hewitt Avenue
    Saint Paul, MN 55104


    Patricia Palmerton
    Department Chair

  • Communication students studying in Bush Library

    Resources for Students

    Welcome to these pages, intended to provide support for students and faculty in all disciplines. There are two main areas I address in these pages: formal presentational speaking, and oral communication in discussion contexts. As pages are prepared, I will add them to the site.

    Presentational Speaking




    Revising and Finalizing 

    Presenting a Previously Written Paper 

    Dealing with Nerves 


    Class Discussion

    Responsibilities of Facilitators and Participants 



    All of these pages are from Patricia R. Palmerton, Talking, Learning: Oral Communication Across the Curriculum. Copyright © Patricia R. Palmerton, 2001, all rights reserved. A limited number of copies may be made by Hamline University faculty for scholarly or classroom use if the material is distributed without charge and includes the full citation including the URL. All others, contact Patricia Palmerton at ppalmerton@hamline.edu for permission.


  • News
    • Senior Jenna Potter, an English major and German and communications double minor at Hamline, was awarded the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship to teach in Hamburg, Germany. Senior Libby Otto named as alternate to Norway.
    • A group of 43 undergraduate students and faculty attended the 2014 National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) in Lexington, KY from April 2 through April 5. Students presented 35 different projects that resulted from their collaborative research at Hamline.
    • Hear about the eye-opening experiences of Hamline students who participated in this year’s Catalyst spring break service trips.