Communication blog

  • 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.

  • Truman Forensics continues national debate success

    April 19, 2017

    By Truman Forensics Students and Staff Truman State University’s Forensic Union (speech and debate team) attended the National Forensic Association’s (NFA) Championship Tournament on April 13th through April 18th, hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Eight students traveled to the competition where Truman State University was among 75 schools competing in both speech and debate […]

  • Winners of annual Lincoln contest announced

    March 29, 2017

    Art—Poster 1st Place—tie, $200 each Jackson Page—“We Sit Where We Want” Natalie Holmgren—“Nevertheless, She Persisted” 2nd Place, $100 Vian Trinh—“I Move Towards the Light” Oratory 1st Place—tie,  $200 each Spencer Foust—“From Stages to Shackles:  The Short-Lived Liberation of Ringling’s Elephants” Schelleen Gottman—“A Gift of Freedom”   Essay  1st Place, $200 Korbin Keller—“Kennedy’s Sacrifice” 2nd Place, […]

  • New media managers selected

    The Truman State Media Board, composed of student media managers and faculty advisers, has selected four students to lead Truman Media Network operations in the 2017-18 school year. The four students include: Seth Wolfmeyer: Editor in Chief, the Index Gail Hulser: KTRM-FM General Manager Megan Gibbons: Detours magazine Aerin Johnson: TMN-TV All media operations operate […]

  • Truman Forensics warms up for nationals

    February 27, 2017

    By Truman Forensics Students and Staff Truman State University’s Forensic Union (speech and debate team) concluded its regular season competition with a small crew at the Big Red Bird Lincoln-Douglas Debate tournament, hosted at Illinois State University, February 25 and 26. This tournament is often considered to be the national warm-up tournament for debate. With only […]

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