Communication blog

  • 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 […]

  • First place finishes for TSU forensic union

    October 22, 2014

    Two members of TSU Speech and Debate squad finished with first place honors during annual swing tournament hosted by the University of Central Missouri. The late October event was split into two separate tournaments: the Missouri Mule and the Dale Carnegie Invitational. The Missouri Mule, held on Saturday, October 18, proved that the team was […]

  • Strong Showing for TSU Forensic Union

    October 8, 2014

    By Truman Forensics Students and Staff Truman State University’s Forensic Union (speech and debate team) attended its second tournament of the 2014-2015 with strong performances and two qualifications for the National Forensic Association championships in April. Six members of the Truman Forensic Union traveled to Illinois to compete at the annual 74-Swing jointly hosted by Bradley […]

  • Smith presents paper at MBEA

    October 6, 2014

    A critical historical assessment of the formation of Alpha Epsilon Rho (AERho) was presented by Dr. Mark Smith at the fall meeting of the Missouri Broadcast Educators Association in Jefferson City, Mo. The paper chronicles the early years of the broadcast honorary that was founded at Stephens College in Columbia, Mo., in 1941. Dr. Sherman […]

  • TSU Forensic Union opens season with 1st place debate finish

    By Truman Forensics Students and Staff Truman State University’s Forensic Union (speech and debate team) opened its 2014-2015 season in September 2014 with notable successes in debate, securing the debate sweepstakes championship and securing four early-season qualifications for the National Forensic Association championships in April. Sweepstakes is an overall tally of the performance of individual […]

  • Truman forensics kicks-off semester on the road

    February 4, 2014

    The Truman State speech and debate team brought back 16 trophies in late January from the semester kick-off at Webster University. The team entered all 6 Lincoln-Douglas debaters in open, a field that included 51 competitors from places such as Lafayette University and Western Kentucky University—some of the top debate programs in the nation.  Senior […]

  • Communication professors present paper at national media conference

    October 30, 2013

    Professor Don Krause and Dr. Mark Smith shared the findings of a critical media study with members of the College Media Association in late October.  The two communication faculty co-authored a study of how police used Twitter in the aftermath of the bombings at the annual Boston Marathon in 2013.  The study closely examined how Boston Police tweets gradually […]

  • Truman speech and debate takes second place at UCM competition

    Truman State University’s speech and debate team travelled to the University of Central Missouri to compete in their second tournament of the season. A “swing” tournament, the weekend contained two tournaments, one held on Saturday and the other on Sunday, with overall awards for both tournaments distributed at the end. The debate team, placing second […]

  • TSU debate squad lands honors “on the road”

    October 22, 2013

    Truman State University’s debate team placed first overall in debate sweepstakes at the Bradley/ISU 74 Swing Tournament in October. The first half of the tournament, The Dan Smith Invitational tournament, was held at Bradley University. Truman seniors swept the competition with Maddie Ebert (Omaha, NE) and Myra Milam (Elkland, MO) breaking to finals and reigning […]