Harmful Effects of Soda Consumption Topic of Fall Speakers Showcase

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Christine Ehrhard

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,

Sep. 3, 2010 – Christine Ehrhard of St. Charles, Mo., presented a speech concerning the health implications of soda consumption at the COMMrades’ Fall 2010 Speakers Showcase Sept. 1 in the University Center Ballroom at Southeast Missouri State University.

Dr. Glenn Williams, professor of communication studies, who oversees the event, says the speech “examines the problem soda consumption can have for the individual and our nation – especially the issues for health care.”

Ehrhard originally completed her speech for SC105, “Fundamentals of Oral Communication,” in the spring 2010 semester. She was selected from a pool of more than 450 students to deliver her speech at the event, which generally draws 200 students, faculty administrators and the speaker’s parents. 

Ehrhard was chosen to present in the Speakers Showcase to demonstrate the ideals of a well-delivered speech for the students currently enrolled in SC105.

Williams says, “Her speech was nicely researched and structured. She addresses an important topic and cities very credible sources as she makes her case for how soda consumption is harmful to individuals and society at large.”

The Speakers Showcase, held every semester since spring 2002, is now in its eighth year. The speech, and the discussion that follows, provides a good model for newly enrolled students and is open to the public. The student organization COMMrades, sponsors the event, along with the Department of Communication Studies and numerous businesses in Cape Girardeau, such as Cape West 14 Cinema, Buffalo Wind Wings, Horizon Screen Printing, Concepts Hair Salon, Broadway Books and Roasting Company, Port Cape, and Annie Laurie’s Antiques.

Ehrhard, daughter of Herb and Karen Ehrhard of St. Charles, Mo., is a sophomore majoring in communication studies.

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,

Sep. 1, 2010 – Christine Ehrhard of St. Charles, Mo., presented a speech concerning the health implications of soda consumption at the COMMrades’ Fall 2010 Speakers Showcase Sept. 1 in the University Center Ballroom at Southeast Missouri State University.

Dr. Glenn Williams, professor of communication studies, who oversees the event, says the speech “examines the problem soda consumption can have for the individual and our nation – especially the issues for health care.”

Ehrhard originally completed her speech for SC105, “Fundamentals of Oral Communication,” in the spring 2010 semester. She was selected from a pool of more than 450 students to deliver her speech at the event, which generally draws 200 students, faculty administrators and the speaker’s parents. 

Ehrhard was chosen to present in the Speakers Showcase to demonstrate the ideals of a well-delivered speech for the students currently enrolled in SC105.

Williams says, “Her speech was nicely researched and structured. She addresses an important topic and cities very credible sources as she makes her case for how soda consumption is harmful to individuals and society at large.”

The Speakers Showcase, held every semester since spring 2002, is now in its eighth year. The speech, and the discussion that follows, provides a good model for newly enrolled students and is open to the public. The student organization COMMrades, sponsors the event, along with the Department of Communication Studies and numerous businesses in Cape Girardeau, such as Cape West 14 Cinema, Buffalo Wind Wings, Horizon Screen Printing, Concepts Hair Salon, Broadway Books and Roasting Company, Port Cape, and Annie Laurie’s Antiques.

Ehrhard, daughter of Herb and Karen Ehrhard of St. Charles, Mo., is a sophomore majoring in communication studies.