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

    October 6, 2014

    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 […]

  • KTRM (FM) earns national honors

    March 6, 2013

    Two KTRM managers have been named outstanding national broadcasters by the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System. General Manager Geoffrey Woehlk was named Best College Station Manager in the U.S., and Brooke Giddens received the Best Program Director honor. These two Truman State students competed for honors against radio stations and personnel at larger universities. IBS is a […]

  • Truman Forensics Team Competes at Gorlock Tournament

    February 9, 2013

    The Truman State University Debate and Individual Events team travelled to St. Louis University to participate in Webster University’s Gorlock Tournament. The team returned with several awards in both categories. Junior Myra Milam (Elkland, MO) ranked the top speaker overall at the Gorlock tournament, a mere one point from receiving a perfect score. Teammates junior […]

  • Bulldogs Return with Several National Qualifiers from Dale Carnegie Swing

    November 12, 2012

    Seventeen members of the Truman State University Forensics team travelled to the University of Central Missouri on October 19-20th and retuned with a second place trophy overall in speech and debate combined sweepstakes points, a first place trophy in debate team sweepstakes, as well as several individual awards. The tournament was split into two halves, […]

  • Truman IE Swings into Normal

    October 25, 2012

    Leaving the Kirksville rain, the Truman State University individual events team travelled to Normal, IL to compete at Bradley/ISU Swing Tournament. The first part of the tournament took place in Peoria, Illinois at the Dan Smith Invitational tournament, where the bulldogs competed with some of their strongest contenders this season. Freshmen David Cook (Poplar Blufff, […]

  • TSU debate teams kicks-off season at Western Kentucky

    The Truman State University Debate team has begun their season at Western Kentucky University where they competed in their first tournament of the 2012-2013 school year. The debaters returned with third place in overall sweepstakes points. Sophomore Maddie Ebert (Omaha, NE) and freshman David Cook (Poplar Bluff, MO) were octofinalists in Lincoln Douglas debate, and […]

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