Roast to Raise Funds for Communication Scholarship

As part of Communication Week, Nov. 1-6, the COMM Club, Lambda Pi Eta and the Communication Department are sponsoring a roast of Jay Self, professor of communication and department chair, to raise scholarship funds for the Cornwell Award for Electronic Media.

The event will take place at 5 p.m. Nov. 4 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room B. Self often teaches a JINS class on humor and has willingly consented to the event. Georgian Room C will be open an hour prior to, and throughout, the banquet, with silent auction items to bid on, both new and used. The proceeds from ticket sales, the silent auction and gifts will be added to the Cornwell Scholarship. For more information, visit

The Cornwell Award was established by William L. Moore (’34) in 1991 in honor of his former teacher, Clifton Cornwell. Cornwell was a member of the communication faculty and served as director of alumni activities and public relations at Truman from 1925-1945. From 1945 to 1961 he served as the director of public information for the Kirksville College of Osteopathy and Surgery.  

At the time of the endowment, a named scholarship could be established for $3,000. Today that amount is $15,000. The fund currently stands at around $5,000. The effort hopes to double the funds in the scholarship. Tickets for the roast are $10 for students and $15 for non-students and may be purchased through the Communication Department in Barnett Hall. For more information, call 660.785.6004.