Speech Night showcases communication students

speechThe public speaking program is preparing for their presentation of Speech Night, a long standing tradition at the university that includes three preliminary round events followed by Speech Night Finals. All events take place in Northside’s Recital Hall and admission is free.

Speech Night, an end of the semester event showcasing the best of Public Speaking at IU South Bend, is a tradition begun in 1982. Every semester, one student is selected from each discussion section of S121 Public Speaking to present his or her persuasive speech in a Preliminary Round. Two students are chosen from each Preliminary Round to present their speeches at Speech Night Finals.

All students who participate in either a Preliminary Round or Speech Night Finals as a master of ceremonies, timekeeper, or usher are currently enrolled in an S121 Public Speaking class.

Public Speaking is a course dedicated to understanding the relationship between speaker and listener creating communication.

Speech Night Finals will be a special evening featuring the winning speakers from the preliminary rounds, guest speakers from within the S121 program, as well as guest judges from the community.

Admission to Speech Night, both preliminary and final rounds, is free, however tickets are required. For more information and to order tickets visit or call the arts box office at 574.520.4203.

Speech Night

Preliminary Rounds
5:30 pm Monday, April 15
2:30 pm Tuesday, April 16
5:30 pm Wednesday, April 17

Final Round
5:30 pm Monday April 22
Northside Recital Hall
1825 Northside Boulevard, South Bend
Free Admission, Tickets Required