Communication blog

  • 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 […]

  • Truman Forensics awarded 2017 Missouri Debate Champion!

    February 20, 2017

    Truman State University’s Forensic Union had a successful weekend attending the Missouri Association of Forensic Activities Championship Tournament hosted this year by the University of Central Missouri. The team earned the Harold Lawson Debate Sweepstakes Award in the open division, making them the top debate team in Missouri. In addition to debate sweepstakes, the team […]

  • 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 […]