Declamation Day, 2009
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On April 22nd, at Bezanson Hall, UMass held the second annual Declamation Day event, entitled From Ovid to Obama. The idea for Declamation Day was originally envisioned by the Dean of CHFA, Joel Martin, with help from Theater Professor Milan Dragicevich, in an effort to rekindle the spoken word, as the Dean described in his introduction. The goal of Declamation Day is to bring the skills of rhetoric and speech back into the spotlight and create more focus on public speaking at UMass. To read more, click here.