Communication blog

  • Index takes state-national honors

    April 6, 2011

    The Index has received both national and state awards this year, recognizing the 102-year-old newspaper for its continued excellence. Missouri College Media Association named the Index, Truman State University’s student-produced newspaper, the best college newspaper in the state last weekend, and the College Media Advisers awarded the Index third place in the national Apple Awards […]

  • State Champions!

    February 25, 2011

    Truman Forensics defended its title as Overall Team State Champions February 18-19, winning for the second year in a row. The debaters won four State Champion titles, as well as numerous other awards, to earn the team second place in debate sweepstakes. Senior Sarah Backhaus (Liberty, MO) and freshman Myra Milam (Elkland, MO) shared the […]

  • Speech & Debate Team Kick off the Semester

    February 4, 2011

    The Truman State University Speech and Debate Team traveled to St. Louis to compete in Webster University’s annual Gorlok invitational tournament against 36 other schools from across the nation. The individual events competitors cinched third place overall. Junior Andrew Grojean (Blue Springs, MO) led the speech competitors, winning second place in dramatic interpretation, a semi-finalist […]

  • Truman Forensics Team “Frolics” in Ohio

    December 8, 2010

    The Truman Forensics team competed at The Ohio State University and neighboring Otterbein College this past weekend. Traditionally known as the Holiday Frolic, the combined competitions left Truman competitors in good cheer as they returned to Kirksville with a total of 21 awards. In the first tournament, freshmen Myra Milam (Elkland, MO) and Nick Gorman […]

  • Detours garners national award

    November 16, 2010

    Detours magazine, produced by Truman State students through the Department of Communication, received high honors during a recent national competition.  …more

  • Truman Speech Team Follows the Yellow Brick Road to Success

    November 10, 2010

    The Truman Forensics Team kicked off the month of November with a trip to the wonderful land of Oz – The Norton of Oz to be precise, which was the theme for the 63rd Annual L. E. Norton Memorial Bradley University Tournament. Known widely as one of the toughest competitions of the regular competitive season, […]

  • Attention TSU media students: Scholarship opportunity

    November 4, 2010

    The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation, in association with Ernst & Young LLP and the Grable Foundation, is offering four scholarships in honor of Fred Rogers, the creator and long-time host of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. The scholarships are intended to support and encourage aspiring undergraduate students to pursue careers in children’s media and […]

  • Student media scores election night victory

    Members of the Truman Media Network–KTRM, News36 and the Index–provided live coverage of the 2010 election on cable (News36), over the air (KTRM) and online (Index).  Among the election night coverage highlights: TMN scored the first live media interview with Rep. Rebecca McClanahan, who lost her seat in the Missouri House.

  • Forensics Team Success

    November 1, 2010

    The Truman State University Speech and Debate Team traveled to Omaha, Nebraska October 22-24 and brought back 12 awards. Senior Dylan Clark made it to semifinals in debate and received a 9th place individual speaking award. Freshman Nick Gorman made it to the octofinal round and received a fourth place speaking award. In junior varsity […]

  • Summer 2011 opportunity for Communication students

    October 25, 2010

    The Office of Admission at Truman State is looking for dedicated and energetic students to organize, facilitate programming, and provide guidance to first year students and their parents for nine summer orientation sessions.  Admissions offers a stipend, housing during the program, and leadership experience. Students should apply by visiting or stopping by Ruth W. […]