Communication blog

  • Truman forensics nets three national qualifications at Marshall University meet

    November 1, 2016

    By Truman Forensics Students and Staff   Truman State University’s Forensic Union (speech and debate team) took home three new national qualifications in both speech and debate events late October. The team attended the 8th annual Chief Justice and Pi Kappa Delta Southeast Province tournament, hosted by Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. With only five […]

  • Truman Forensics takes third place at Missouri tournament

    October 17, 2016

    By Truman Forensics Students and Staff Truman State University’s Forensic Union (speech and debate team) returned to Kirksville with a third-place finish after competing in mid-October in the University of Central Missouri Missouri Mule and Dale Carnegie Swing. With 10 competitors, the team brought home 2nd Place Debate Sweepstakes for the Dale Carnegie part of the […]

  • Detours magazine named finalist

    October 11, 2016

    Detours online magazine, produced by students involved in the Truman Media Network, is one of 22 finalists in the Associated Collegiate Press Pacemaker Awards. Detours is ranked alongside other major university magazines nationwide. Winners will be announced at the 2016 ACP National College Media Convention later this month. Student media is a co-curricular activity of the Department […]

  • Truman forensics reaches novice semi-finals at Deerberry Memorial

    October 4, 2016

    By Truman Forensics Students and Staff With a team of six competitors, Truman Forensics (speech and debate team) stood out in a tight field as the Forensic Union competed in the 4th annual Bob R. Derryberry Memorial tournament at Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, MO. First years Thomas Segroves and Nicole Johnson both advanced as novice semifinalists in […]

  • Truman forensics starts year strong!

    September 20, 2016

    By Truman Forensics Students and Staff Truman State University’s Forensic Union (speech and debate team) started their 2016-2017 competitive season off with a young but mighty crew traveling to the Western Kentucky University Fall Fiesta, September 16-18. The team took 6 competitors to the tournament and proved to be strong contenders, placing third in Overall Team […]

  • Truman debate is top 5 in the nation!

    April 21, 2016

    By Truman Forensics Students and Staff The Truman State Forensic Union (speech and debate team) is once again in the top 5 Lincoln-Douglas debate programs in the nation. The team competed at the 2016 National Forensic Association National Championship Tournament in mid-April and came home with 5thplace in Lincoln-Douglas Debate Sweepstakes. Truman Forensics has been […]

  • Communication professor receives teaching award

    April 15, 2016

    Don Krause, a professor who teaches in the department of Communication, was the recipient of the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Education.  He received the honor at an April 2016 luncheon in the Missouri State Capitol.  Pictured with Professor Krause (middle) is (left) Truman State President, Troy Paino.  Congratulations Professor Krause!

  • Lambda Pi Eta communication honorary welcomes new members!

    March 1, 2016

    Lambda Pi Eta, the national communication honor society at Truman State, held its biannual initiation of new members at Barnett Hall in Febr. The new members were invited to join the organization based on excellent academic performance within the Communication department and at Truman in general. Keynote speaker, professor of communication Dr. Mark Smith, offered […]

  • Truman State Forensics wins big at Missouri championship tournament

    Truman’s Forensic Union placed second in debate sweepstakes, third in overall sweepstakes and won eight state championships in late Febr. at the Mo. Association of Forensic Activities Championship Tournament. Click here for the complete story.

  • Truman State has big weekend at Webster University

    February 1, 2016

    By Truman Forensics Students and Staff Truman State University’s Forensic Union (speech and debate team) brought home 12 awards from the 18th annual Gorlock Gala tournament. The tournament, hosted by Webster University in late January, was attended by 42 schools with over 600 entries total. In open/varsity Lincoln-Douglas debate, freshman Johnathan Christy and senior Dillon […]

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