Communication blog

  • Forensics speaks strong in St. Louis

    February 1, 2019

    By Chris Outzen, Director of Forensics Truman State University’s Forensic Union (speech and debate team) brought home two tournament championships in debate and numerous other awards at the 21st annual Gorlok Gala, hosted by Webster University in St. Louis. In a field of 42 schools from 17 different states, Truman Forensics had its best performance […]

  • KTRM Snow Daze a success

    January 31, 2019

    The KTRM Snow Daze concert turned-out to be the hot campus ticket on a cold night in the SUB Down Under. The late January event, open to the campus community, featured live music and a chance to raise money for the student-operated radio station. The show featured two bands from Kirksville, Khan Queso and American […]

  • It’s Communication Week! Join Us!

    November 5, 2018

    The campus community is invited to attend several Communication Week events that highlight the importance of communication. -Mon. 11/5, 7:00 PM.  Prof. Don Krause will present The Legacy of Mr. Rogers in the campus Planetarium. -Tue. 11/6, Vote!  Then join fellow students for an election watch party in Barnett Hall 1211. -Wed. 11/7, an internship […]

  • Truman Forensics brings home tournament championships!

    By Chris Outzen, Director of Forensics Truman State University’s Forensic Union (speech and debate team) brought home four tournament championships, among multiple other awards, from the annual Missouri Mule/Dale Carnegie Swing, hosted by the University of Central Missouri in late October. The team took 3rd in Individual Events at both the Mule and the Carnegie tournaments, […]

  • Communication graduate awarded Quill for documentary

    August 14, 2018

    Sarah Hicks (Communication ‘18) was awarded a Kansas City Quill Award this summer from the International Association of Business Communicators – Kansas City Chapter for her Documentary “Redefining Art: Filling the Fine Arts Budget Cut Gap.” Produced for the final project as part of a video production class in the department of Communication, Hicks’ documentary […]

  • Truman Forensics produces tournament champ in Sacramento!

    March 5, 2018

    By Truman Forensics Students and Staff Truman State University’s Forensic Union (speech and debate team) traveled to Sacramento State University in California for the Hornet Cup in early March. With only a crew of four debaters, the team took second in debate sweepstakes and senior communication major Kelsey Barnes was named tournament champion in Lincoln-Douglas debate! […]

  • Truman forensics is the Missouri debate champion (again)!

    March 1, 2018

    For the second year in a row, the Truman State University Forensic Union has earned Missouri’s Harold Lawson Debate Championship. The team competed in February at the 2018 Missouri Association of Forensic Activities (MAFA) Championship Tournament, hosted this year on Truman’s campus. In addition to winning the open debate division of the tournament, the team […]

  • What are they doing now?

    January 30, 2018

    Each week, the department of Communication highlights a successful Truman alum, who benefited professionally and personally from completing the communication major.

  • Truman forensics rocks the Iowa Swing

    By Truman Forensics Students and Staff Truman State University’s Forensic Union (speech and debate team) sent two speech competitors to Indianola, IA, to compete at the Iowa Swing tournament, hosted by Simpson College and the University of Northern Iowa. Both students made final rounds and sophomore Austin Sopko earned 2nd Place in individual sweepstakes for the […]

  • KTRM assistant manager wins award

    April 20, 2017

    Chris Burk, KTRM Assistant Manager, has received a 2017 first-place award for best radio station promotion announcement.  The honor was presented by the Missouri Broadcast Educators Association as part of its annual student media contest.  Truman State is a member of MBEA; Dr. Mark Smith serves as the current Communications Director of the organization.