Communication blog

  • Lincoln contests seek entries

    February 1, 2017

    Some would argue that what Abraham Lincoln is most remembered for is his signing of the Emancipation Proclamation.  The document may have had a limited direct impact on the lives of many slaves, but it was a watershed moment in stating that previously bound people shall be “forever free” (Emancipation Proclamation, paragraph 2). To emancipate […]

  • Successful spring tournaments for Truman Forensics

    By Truman Forensics Students and Staff Truman State University’s Forensic Union (speech and debate team) started the new year on the right foot with successful weekends at two regional tournaments. The team traveled to the Iowa Swing, hosted by the University of Northern Iowa and Simpson College on January 21 and 22, and to the Gorlock […]

  • Internship forum scheduled

    November 14, 2016

    All Truman Communication students are invited attend a forum that demonstrates effective ways of searching and applying for internships. The forum will be held Wednesday, November 16 at 5:00 in Barnett Hall 1211. Snacks will be served!

  • Truman Media Network to provide election coverage

    November 1, 2016

    With one of the most unique election years set to conclude on Tuesday, November 8, members of the Truman Media Network (TMN) will provide live coverage. From 7:00 to 10:00 that evening, live coverage is scheduled on TMN-TV, channel 36 on campus (and streamed live online) combined with similar live coverage on KTRM (FM).  Reporters […]

  • Truman forensics nets three national qualifications at Marshall University meet

    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 […]

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