CxC Business Studio Open to Assist Students, Faculty

11/19/2012 09:06 AM

BATON ROUGE – The LSU Communication across the Curriculum, or CxC, Business Studio has been open for a couple months now, assisting both students and faculty with their writing, speaking, visual and technological communication skills. Located in room 2019 of the Business Education Complex, the CxC Business Studio’s hours are 1-5 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 1-3 p.m. on Friday.

LSU CxC was established in 2005, as a first-of-its-kind program in the nation. The new business studio is an extension of that program, catering, not surprisingly, to business students, according to one of the studio’s operators for this fall, first-year LSU Flores MBA Zack Thompson.

“We provide writing and presentation help predominantly for undergraduate students,” Thompson said. “We help with the intricate details of PowerPoint and give objective opinions of presentations.”

While the CxC Business Studio’s focus is undergraduate business students, Thompson said the studio is available to graduate students, faculty and students of all disciplines.
Located on the second floor of The Rotunda, the CxC Business Studio’s amenities consist mostly of tables and chairs at this point with one PC, a flipcam and a tripod that can be used to video presentations. More technology is expected to be supplied in the near future, including a Mac Pro. For now, Thompson is bringing his own Mac with him to the studio for students and faculty to use when necessary.

“Students and professors can video their presentations and then email them to themselves to review,” Thompson said. “This gives them the opportunity to see what they are doing during their presentations and what they could be doing differently.”

Major video editing for projects and presentations can be done in CxC’s main studio in 151 Coates Hall.

In addition to Thompson, the CxC Business Studio is staffed this semester by first-year Ph.D. English student David Hill. Together, Thompson said, the staff of the CxC Business Studio offer a variety of services.

“We would be more than happy to go to classes and explain what we have to offer if a faculty member wants us to do so,” Thompson said. “This is especially true for the professors in communication intensive classes.”

Although walk-ins to the CxC Business Studio are welcome, those with appointments are given priority. To schedule an appointment with Thompson or Hill in the BEC, visit and select one of them from the list available.

For more information about the CxC Business Studio, visit

Wendy  Marx 
E. J. Ourso College of Business

Posted on Monday, November 19, 2012