Communication blog

  • Index earns honors

    April 23, 2012

    Student newspaper, The Index, was named Best in State by the Missouri College Media Association.  …more

  • Communication students spotlight needy kids–without shoes

    The National Communication Association Student Club, Truman State chapter, recently helped spread awareness and funds for improverished children in need of shoes. …more 

  • Truman students earn honors from MBEA

    April 2, 2012

    Truman State students won three first place and two honorable mention awards in the 2012 Missouri Broadcast Educators Association student media contest. The awards were accepted by students who accompanied Dr. Mark Smith (MBEA Vice President) to an MBEA conference/ceremony at Missouri State in late March. First place -Sam Sherman and Geoffrey Woehlk: Sports Play-by-Play (KTRM). […]

  • Media board announces new managers

    February 21, 2012

    The Truman State Media Board has hired student media managers for members of the Truman Media Network. The new managers will assume their duties in the 2012-2013 school year. Jessica Scheetz will begin her second year as editor of Detours magazine. Kathleen Barbosa has been named Editor in Chief of The Index; Geoffrey Woehlk will […]

  • Truman wins 35 awards at state speech and debate championship tourney

    The Truman State Forensics Squad snagged seven Missouri State championship titles during the competition at TSU. The Truman individual events team won FIRST place overall, and the Debate team won SECOND place overall. Jessica Petrie, a Communication major, won first in Oratory (persuasion), which earns her a place in the oldest forensics competition still in existence—the Intrastate […]

  • Lambda Pi Eta initiates new members

    February 9, 2012

    It was a special night for several Communication students at Truman State. On February 6th nine new members were inducted into Lambda Pi Eta: the Communication Honors Society. Dr. Diane Johnson was the guest speaker for the evening. Her topic: honor. She explained what it meant to her and how students and faculty should engage in the opportunity to […]

  • Truman forensics frolics its way to victory

    February 1, 2012

    The Truman State University speech and debate team returned from Ohio in early December with an overall team trophy and multiple individual awards. The weekend consisted of two separate tournaments at the Ohio State University and Otterbein University.  …more

  • Aristotle “stars” in communication department video

    December 9, 2011

    A group of students in the Communication department’s Survey of Rhetoric class have taken learning to YouTube as part of coursework at Truman State.  Students launched a video this fall that features a “conversation” with Socrates.

  • Professor presents paper at media symposium

    November 14, 2011

    For the fourth time in six years, Dr. Mark Smith presented a paper in October at the Great Plains Radio History Symposium. The theme of the sixth annual Symposium, held at Kansas State University, was “Remembering Radio’s Live Music Era.” Smith’s paper, “With Joy and Gladness: Local Radio Entertainment on WJAG, Norfolk, NE, 1922-1934”, focused on live entertainment in […]

  • Truman forensics wins four awards at “The Mule”

    The Truman State University speech and debate team took home four awards November 4-6 at “The Mule”—a tournament hosted by the University of Central Missouri.  The tournament consisted of separate debate and individual events competitions. In the debate portion, freshman Maddie Ebert (Omaha, NE) made it to the semifinal round of Lincoln-Douglas debate where she lost on a […]