Communication blog

  • Truman Forensics: top 3 debate school in the nation

    April 25, 2019

    By Truman Forensics Students and Staff Truman State University’s Forensic Union (speech and debate team) has once again proven to be one of the top debate schools in the United States. At the National Forensic Association’s (NFA) Championship Tournament, this year hosted by the Santa Ana, CA school district, the Truman Forensic Union placed 3rd […]

  • Truman Communication professor to author publication on Christianity restoration

    April 16, 2019

    Barry C. Poyner, Ph.D., professor of Communication, will have a book released in July 2019, “Aim for Restoration,” from 21st Century Christian Publishing Co, Nashville, TN.  “Aim for Restoration” is part of its FLEX adult curriculum offerings. From the introduction: The author desires to capture the heart and thrill of restoration and not to put […]

  • Communication professor to serve as parliamentarian

    March 28, 2019

    Dr. Barry Poyner, Professor of Communication, has been named Parliamentarian for the Iowa State Teachers Association.  Dr. Poyner served in this capacity at the Association’s annual conference in Des Moines in March.  In addition, Dr.  Poyner now serves as Parliamentarian for the Indiana State Teachers Association, National Education Association, and National Communication Association.

  • Truman Media Network students win media awards

    March 20, 2019

    Truman State students received two, first-place awards in the 2019 Missouri Broadcast Educators Association (MBEA) media contest.  Judges with expertise in the broadcast and film areas reviewed entries produced by students involved with the Truman Media Network (TMN) and enrolled in coursework in Communication. Joey Iaguessa, assistant manager of KTRM-FM, won a first place air […]

  • Truman forensics earns state championships

    February 27, 2019

    by Truman Forensics Staff Truman Forensics closed its regular season on February 23rd with an incredible showing at the Missouri Association of Forensic Activities (MAFA) Championship Tournament, hosted this year by Webster University in St. Louis. The team earned 14 state championships, including 1st place in Harold Lawson Debate Sweepstakes for the 3rd year in […]

  • 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 […]