Communication blog

  • Truman Forensics earns high honors in St. Louis

    February 7, 2020

    By Truman Forensic Union Faculty/Staff Truman State University’s Forensic Union (speech and debate team) competed at the annual Gorlok Gala speech and debate tournament, hosted by Webster University in St. Louis, in January. The team returned to campus with multiple awards. In individual event speaking, senior Austin Sopko earned 4th place in pentathlon, a category […]

  • Communication department major serves as Truman PR intern

    The Truman State Public Relations Office has named Ben Schmidt, a senior communication major, as its spring 2020 intern.  Congrats, Ben!  See the full story here.

  • Truman Forensics earns multiple awards at SBU tourney

    October 17, 2019

    Truman State University’s Forensic Union (speech and debate team) earned multiple awards and picked up eight new national qualifications during the annual Derryberry Memorial tournament hosted by Southwest Baptist University in October. In individual events speaking, senior Austin Sopko reached finals in three different events. He finished 2nd place in prose interpretation, 3rd in duo […]

  • KTRM Sponsors Sir Baby Girl Concert

    The KTRM Radio/Truman Media Network promotions team planned and carried-through its first major event of the school year: a concert featuring up and coming artist, Sir Baby Girl. A packed SUB Down Under audience attended the concert in early October.  The event was made possible, in part, through a major fund drive that the students […]

  • 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 […]