Students to Present Artifacts COMM Alive at PPHM

Oct. 30, 2018

CONTACT:    Paula Schlegel, 806-651-2806,

Students to Present Artifacts COMM Alive at PPHM


CANYON, Texas—West Texas A&M University students enrolled in COMM 1315,  Basic Public Speaking, will present Artifacts COMM Alive with interactive presentations from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3 at the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum. Artifacts COMM Alive will feature students at various stations throughout the museum providing information about artifacts.

For the second consecutive year, Paula Schlegel, WTAMU associate lecturer, has planned for the Artifacts COMM Alive in collaboration with the PPHM. This year’s focus is on artifacts of the People of the Plains exhibit. Schlegel has tasked the students with learning and retelling the stories of the “artifacts from Panhandle history.”

Students have explored various artifacts housed at the PPHM, ranging from WWI helmets, buffalo bone tools and rotary phones to learn about their use and history. Students will recreate stories of the artifacts for guests. As part of their Basic Public Speaking course, the students planned the marketing campaign for the event. Students are applying the delivery skills they have learned in the course, particularly adapting their remarks to audience members who may vary in age from very young to senior citizens.

Artifacts COMM Alive is one of the events that families can enjoy as West Texas A&M University welcomes families for Family Weekend, Nov. 2-4. For more information, contact Schlegel at or by phone at 806-651-2806.



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