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  • Truman State Forensics wins big at Missouri championship tournament

    March 1, 2016

    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 tmn.truman.edu 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 (tmn.truman.edu) 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 […]

  • Truman Forensics shines at SBU tournament

    October 6, 2015

    By Truman Forensics Students and Staff The Truman State University Forensic Union (speech and debate team) placed 2nd in Debate Sweepstakes and 3rd in Overall Team Sweepstakes at the Bob R. Derryberry Memorial tournament in early October. The event was held at Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, MO. The TSU team traveled with 11 members. […]

  • Truman forensics starts year strong

    September 24, 2015

    The Truman State Forensic Union (speech and debate team) started its 2015-2016 competitive season with a small but mighty crew traveling to the Western Kentucky University Fall Fiesta in September. The team took 6 competitors to the tournament and proved to be strong contenders, placing 3rd in Debate Team Sweepstakes and 3rd in Overall Team […]

  • Truman Forensics third in the nation in Lincoln-Douglas Debate

    April 22, 2015

    The Truman State University’s Forensic Union (speech and debate team) finished its season with high honors: an overall national third-place finish in the Lincoln-Douglas debate sweepstakes. It all took place during the 2015 National Forensic Association Championship Tournament hosted by Ohio University in Athens, OH. The national tournament represents months of hard work by individual […]

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