Communication blog

  • 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 […]

  • Truman State students cover Iowa Caucus

    Several Truman State students were scheduled to attend and report on the Iowa Caucuses, a Communication Department tradition.  Much like commercial media that have descended upon the state, the students are providing coverage for the Truman Media Network, including and KTRM-FM.  See the full story of Caucus coverage here.

  • Truman Forensics caps successful weekend in Illinois

    November 16, 2015

    By Truman Forensics Students and Staff Three members of the Truman State University’s Forensic Union (speech and debate team) competed in the inaugural City of Cedars Swing in mid-November. The tournament was hosted by McKendree University in Lebanon, Ill., and featured a strong showing by our competitors. On the first day of the tournament, senior […]

  • Truman State Forensics nabs 2nd place in Limited Entry Sweepstakes

    November 4, 2015

    By Truman Forensics Students and Staff Truman State University’s Forensic Union (speech and debate team) took home 2nd Place in Limited Entry Sweepstakes with a small but mighty group during the last weekend of October. The team attended the 7th Annual Chief Justice and Pi Kappa Delta Southeast Province Tournament hosted by Marshall University in […]

  • Truman State student media receive national recognition

    Truman State student media are the recipients of two national awards for excellence in media.  The “Best of Show” awards were announced in Austin, Tx., on November 1 during the Associated Collegiate Press/College Media Association fall convention. The Truman Media Network website ( received third-place honors in the small university category.  Detours magazine was honored […]

  • Truman Forensics takes third place in debate at Dale Carnegie Swing

    October 20, 2015

    Truman State University’s Forensic Union (speech and debate team) took home third place in Debate Sweepstakes, as well as some impressive individual successes during the Missouri Mule/Dale Carnegie Swing in October, hosted by the Talking Mules of the University of Central Missouri. The tournament consisted of two separate tournaments. On day one of the Missouri […]