Proposed Legislation on CPR Instruction for High School Students Topic of Speakers Showcase

University CenterCAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Jan. 18, 2013 – A freshman studying pre-medicine, biomedical sciences option, will deliver a speech on proposed Missouri legislation for the instruction of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to high school students at the COMMrades’ Spring 2013 Speakers Showcase Jan. 23 at Southeast Missouri State University.

The event is scheduled for noon in the University Center Ballroom and is free and open to the public.

The speech by Scotti Holweger of Neosho, Mo., will examine how the proposed legislation is flawed.

Dr. Glen Williams, professor of communication studies, who oversees the event, says, “The speech is nicely structured and developedᾰexamining three major flaws in the proposed legislation. Ms. Holweger helps us see how what is well intended is not always well contemplated, and how what seems good at first glance can emerge as problematic upon closer inspection.

Holweger is the daughter of Jay and Jenny Holweger of Neosho and is a 2012 graduate of Neosho High School.

Holweger originally completed the speech for SC105 “Fundamentals of Oral Communication,” in fall 2012. She was selected from students taking the course last fall to deliver her speech during the spring showcase to demonstrate effective speechmaking for students currently enrolled in SC105.

The Speakers Showcase, held every semester since spring 2002, is now in its 12th year. The speech, and the discussion that follows, provides a good model for newly enrolled students.

The student organization, COMMrades, sponsors the event, along with the Department of Communication Studies and several businesses in Cape Girardeau, including Cape West 14 Cinema, Horizon Screen Printing, Buffalo Wild Wings, and Bagger Dave’s, and Missouri Running Company.