The Truman National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) and Residence Hall Association (RHA) recently returned from the National Association of College and University Residence Halls (NACURH) annual conference. The student delegates brought pride to Truman in several different categories at the conference. Cole Keiper, Sammy Garrett, Rachel Snyder, Erin Darr and Bradford Peace won the Returning and Student Staff Case Study. Keiper and Rick Cazzato Jr. each received a Silver Pin, which is the highest award an individual can receive in the Midwest region. Peace was recognized with Golden Leo from the South Atlantic region and Cazzato was recognized with a Golden Maui from the Great Lakes region. Keiper was selected as the NACURH National Communications Coordinator of the Year. RHA from Truman was recognized for having the most Spirit Points, and NRHH came in third in the nation for the Of the Month Traveling Trophy.

Barry Poyner, professor of communication, has seen his work in parliamentary procedure lead to several consulting opportunities. In addition to serving as parliamentarian for the National Communication Association, he now also serves as parliamentarian for the Indiana State Teachers’ Association (ISTA), assisting them in Indianapolis April 20-21. June 26-28 he will serve as the parliamentarian at the annual meeting of retired members of the National Education Association’s (NEA) in Minneapolis. Poyner will be teaching Parliamentary Procedure, COMM 274, at Truman this fall.

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