Communication blog

  • Truman forensics finds success in Kansas City

    November 2, 2011

    The Truman State University speech and debate team took home six championship awards at the MCC-Longview Central States Swing Tournament the weekend of October 29. The individual events (speech) competitors took second place overall in team sweepstakes the first day and third place at the second competition. At the first tournament, the team qualified five […]

  • Truman State forensics team starts the season strong

    October 11, 2011

    The Truman State Forensics Team travelled to both Western Kentucky University and Illinois State University in late September.   At Western Kentucky University, Sophomore AJ Taula (Blue Springs, MO) earned 4th place in Dramatic Interpretation, 3rd place in Prose, and took first overall in Poetry during the first half of the swing tournament.  AJ also took […]

  • NCASC forms for new school year

    September 28, 2011

    The local chapter of the National Communication Association Student Club has elected officers for the 2011-2012 academic year: President:  Shelby Wittmeyer Vice President: Natalie Gieseke Secretary: Markia Holt Treasurer: Erica Munton Profession Committee: Bethany Williams Social Committee: Benroy Shimotani The goal of NCASC is to promote the study, teaching, and application of the principles of […]

  • News you can use: Communication Law

    September 27, 2011

    Lindsay Lohan has slapped rapper Pitbull with a lawsuit for poking fun at her in the lyrics of his single “Give Me Everything.”

  • News you can use: Public Speaking

    Here are 15 tips to help you become a confident public speaker.

  • News you can use: How to keep social media from driving you insane

    August 30, 2011

    If keeping up with social media is running you ragged, fear not. These tips can save you.  Read on…

  • News you can use: Will Facebook’s popularity push aside LinkedIn?

    A writer says Facebook is going to destroy the professional networking giant, but LinkedIn remains popular with recruiters.  See more…

  • Truman Forensics finishes season with best ever showing at nationals

    August 16, 2011

    The Truman State University speech and debate team returned from the National Forensics Association Championship Tournament in late April with the best finish in the history of the program. Truman finished second in Lincoln-Douglas debate sweepstakes and fifth in individual events sweepstakes in Division II.  The national championship was held at Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois April […]

  • Tobacco receives send-off

    April 19, 2011

    Communication students participated in “jazz funeral” to demonstrate the dangers of tobacco use.  Picture Gallery

  • KTRM wins broadcast awards

    April 8, 2011

    KTRM (FM), 88.7, the student-operated radio station licensed to Truman State, received two state honors in April from the Missouri Broadcast Educators Association. Truman State competed against numerous public and private universities in the annual media contest. -Tyler Killen won an honorable mention for best sports show: “Benchwarmers.” -Scott Turner also received an honorable mention […]