Nicholls State University



Employers rate oral & written communication essential for career readiness.

2014 National Association of Colleges and Employers survey

Persuasion & collaboration abilities are two of the top soft skills desired by companies.

2019 linkedin analysis

Speech Minor


  • SPCH 101 – Fundamentals of Public Speaking
  • 15 hours of Speech Electives (9 hours of 300 level or higher)


  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Theater Workshop
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Spoken Word Poetry
  • Persuasive Communication
  • Directing
  • Speaking Through Technology
  • Social Movement Rhetoric


Speech Forum Debate

“The US Senate should repeal its filibuster rule”

Tuesday, 11.1 @ 7 pm
Peltier Auditorium

Relate open mic nights

Relate to transparency

Thursday, 10.6.22 @ 7 pm
Mary and Al Danos Theater

Nicholls players

The memorandum

by Václav Havel
10.27-10.28 at 7 pm & 10.30 at 2 pm and 7 pm
Mary and Al Danos Theater

Speech Forum Debate

Next Event

“Should the federal government ban Tim Tok?”

Wednesday, April 17 @ 7 pm
in Peltier Auditorium

Relate Open Mic Nights

Next Event

Relate to Transparency

March 21 @ 6-8 pm
Student Union Deck Area

Nicholls Players

Next Event


March 21-23 @ 7 pm March 24 @ 2 pm in the Mary and Al Danos Theater

Mary M. Danos Theater

News & Events

Speech News and Events

Speech Forum April 26

Date: Tuesday, April 26Time: 7 pmTopic: Should the federal government forgive student debt? This term’s forum will be on Tuesday, April 26 at 7 pm ...
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MACO Events

Fall 2019 Speech Forum Debater Try-Outs

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MACO Events

Speech Forum Spring 2019 Results

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MACO Events

Spring 2018 Speech Forum

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MACO Events

Speech Forum Nov. 8

Don’t miss our fall speech forum Wednesday, Nov. 8, where students will debate if university decision-making should include all relevant student organizations, including SGA.
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Dr. Daniel Bloomingdale

Instructor, Speech 101-B Talbot Hall 985.448.4579
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Dr. Anna Broussard

Assistant Professor, Speech & Theatre Director of Nicholls Players 101-F Talbot Hall 985.493.2673
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Farren Clark

Assistant Professor, Speech CROWN Coordinator 101-E Talbot Hall 985.448.4121
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Lindsay Pellegrin

Administrative Coordinator 4 102 Talbot Hall 985.448.4586
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Kayla Hastrup Whitney

Assistant Professor, Speech 100-D Talbot Hall 985.448.4584
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Department of Mass Communication (MACO)

Office Location

102 Talbot Hall

Mailing Address

PO Box 2031, Thibodaux, LA 70310


fax: 985.448.4577


Dr. James Stewart, Head


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