STAM is Social!

The Speech and Theatre Association of Missouri is an organization which promotes communication and cooperation among members of the speech communication and theatre professions in Missouri and that works to increase professional stature and to improve teaching and scholarship in the communicative arts and sciences.

STAM serves its membership in many ways:

  • Holds an annual conference to share papers and programs which present the latest research and offer practical suggstions for teaching.
  • Publishes the Missouri Speech Journal, a Newsletter and an annual Membership Directory.
  • Acts on issues concerning speech, theatre and mass communication education.
  • Works closely with state, regional and national professional and educational organizations affiliated with speech, theatre, and mass communication education.
  • Participates in selecting the Speech Advisory Committee of the Missouri State High School Activities Association.
  • Maintains active involvement with the State Department of Education in Core Competency legislation in Missouri.
  • Offers award incentives to encourage excellence in teaching at all levels.
  • Provides scholarships to students.
  • Provides grants to educators.
  • Hosts the David Peerbolte Missouri Gallery of Theatre.