Frank Communications Center

English Language Discussion Circles

Join our discussion circles to practice English conversation.


PhD Writing Support

Resources for doctoral students.

Meet Our Team

Meet Our Team

The center's staff members are here to help you improve your skills.

Contact Us

Contact Us

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Contact Director Pamela Bourjaily:

Judith R. Frank Business Communications Center

The Judith R. Frank Business Communications Center works with Tippie students to ensure that they graduate with the communication skills they need to become industry leaders. It's just one of the ways that our innovative programming has an impact on our graduates. To learn how the Frank Center can help you improve your writing and speaking skills follow the link to Why Business Communication Matters. For writing appointments, tutors can focus on organization and development of content, clarity, and grammar. In speaking appointments, students can practice vocal and physical delivery, organize presentation content, and improve PowerPoint slides.

Our trained staff of graduates and peers serves hundreds of students each semester. Our tutors are trained to handle both business writing and speaking and assignments, and mentor each student individually, using course work as guidelines for critique and review. We work closely with professors and teaching assistants in the writing-intensive courses, develop handouts based on particular assignments, and give targeted presentations to classes.


  • The Frank Business Communications Center announces the finalists of the Judith R. Prappas Ethics Essay Contest!
  • The Frank Business Communications writing and speaking centers are closed for the summer and will reopen Tuesday, September 2, 2014.
  • English Language Discussion Circles have finished meeting for this semester. The Circles will resume the week of September 2, 2014. For more information about the ELDC and how you can improve your conversation skills contact Pamela Bourjaily, Director, at