Communication blog

  • 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 […]

  • TSU student media earn high honors

    March 25, 2015

    Truman State students captured five, first place awards and two honorable mentions in the annual 2015 Missouri Broadcast Education Association (MBEA) media contest. Audio and video material produced in 2014 for TSU student media, a Department of Communication co-curricular activity, were eligible for entry. TSU swept the “hard news” video category earning first place and honorable […]

  • Truman Forensics produces novice national champions

    March 16, 2015

    By Truman Forensics Students and Staff Truman State University’s Forensic Union (speech and debate team) made an impressive run at the 33rd annual Novice Nationals Tournament, hosted by the Novice National Forensic Association and Butler University in Indianapolis, IN. The NNFA is a national tournament limited to forensic students in their first year of competition. […]

  • Truman Forensics makes third place showing in Missouri tourney

    February 16, 2015

    The Truman State Forensic Union (speech and debate team) ranks third in Missouri after competing in the annual Missouri Association of Forensic Activities’ Championship Tournament in February. The team took home 2 sweepstakes trophies, 3rd place in Debate and 3rd overall. Additionally, the team took home quite a few individual trophies and several State Championships. […]

  • Truman Forensics has big weekend at Gorlock Gala

    January 26, 2015

    By Truman Forensics Students and Staff Truman State University’s Forensic Union (speech and debate team) attended the annual Gorlock Gala hosted by Webster University this past weekend, January 23rd-25th. This year was an especially big showing, with 49 schools from across the nation and well over 800 entries in speech and debate. This makes the […]

  • Attention students! Truman State Lincoln contest entry deadline approaches

    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 […]

  • Great speeches come to life

    November 14, 2014

    Reminiscent of the popular movie Night at the Museum, great speeches from 20th Century history come to life on Tues. Nov. 18 at the Truman State University’ Ruth W. Towne Museum and Visitors Center. Communication students from COMM 270 will be portraying speakers in an entertaining program scheduled from 7:00-8:00 PM. Approximately 30 students are […]

  • Truman Forensic Union divides and conquers

    By Truman Forensics Students and Staff Truman State University’s Forensic Union (speech and debate team) split the squad the week of November 8 (2014) to attend 2 different tournaments. Students in debate traveled to the Red Bird Invitational at Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois and students in individual events traveled to the Lynn Ross/Alumni […]