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Edward R. Murrow College of Communication

Student Clubs & Organizations

Join a student club or organization to gain valuable applied experience in communication.

Student Clubs & Organizations

Questions about Murrow College clubs and organizations? We’ve got you covered. Check out all the latest club information from our Murrow Student Ambassadors!

Advertising Club

Faculty Advisor: Dan Petek (

Advertising Club at WSU functions as a small scale advertising agency seeking real businesses and school departments as clients. Our club also makes bi-annual trips to major advertising cities to visit boutique and well known large-scale ad agencies. Real Clients, real experience, real portfolio pieces. We have created a place to start networking now, with fellow Communications students, and serious ad professionals. Our purpose is to provide our peers with hands-on experience that they would not get inside the classroom preparing them for what lies beyond a degree in communications.


The Association for Women in Communications

President: Patty Kieburtz (

Advisor: Wendy Wegner (

The Association for Women in Communications is a professional organization that since 1909 has championed the advancement of women* across all communication disciplines. It recognizes excellence, promotes leadership and positions members at the forefront of the evolving communications era. Our WSU chapter’s purpose is to help prepare those in communication fields by fostering networking opportunities through job shadows, guest speakers and meetings to help prepare you for post-graduation.

This chapter also emphasizes community service and works as a team to create an inclusive and beneficial experience for all. AWC has had speakers and job shadowing opportunities from the New York Times, Edelman PR and The Washington Post.

*Anyone is invited to join – despite our name, you do not need to identify as a woman to join the WSU AWC chapter!


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Cable 8

Faculty Advisor: Marvin Marcello

President and GM: Colleen Hill (

Vice President of TV: Damien Alvarado (

Vice President of Special Projects: Trevor Junt (

Vice President of Marketing and Alumni Affairs: Will Matthews (

Human Resources: Rachel DeAngelis (

Financial Officer: Emma Haggett (

Live your dreams with Cable 8, WSU’s student-run TV station! Cable 8 is where passionate, like-minded individuals collaborate to grow their skills and express themselves through content creation. Directors, producters, actors, editors and more work together daily to practice the skills necessary for graduation into the workforce.

Learn more by visiting YouTube!

Communication Graduate Student Organization (Comm Grad)

President & GPSA District Representative: Alicia Booth (

VP: Leti Couto

Secretary: Christina Steinberg

Treasurer: YingChia (Louise) Warner

Faculty Advisor: Jessica Willoughby

GPSA Senators: Anastasia Vishnevskaya and Jocelyn McKinnon-Crowley

The graduate students in the Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University have established this group in order to communicate information and events among our cohort. Known as Comm Grad, the group strives for a feeling of family among students from a diverse range of background and situations.

The Daily Evergreen

The Daily Evergreen covers local issues, gives young journalists real-world training in writing, editing and management, and provides a platform for diverse voices. We publish online every day and in print on Thursdays.

The paper is independent from Washington State University. Students have extensive autonomy and complete control over content.

We welcome students of all majors and experience levels, If you’d like to work with us, you can find a form on our website or on Handshake.

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KUGR Cougar College Radio

KUGR is an on-campus radio station which will launch its new hybrid format in fall 2011. The station will play a mix of top 40 (contemporary hits), charted alternative and charted triple A during automated hours. Students have the opportunity to host a two-hour weekly radio show from political talk to sports and everything in between. Some shows have become popular because of the interesting musical personality of their playlists. KUGR also carries selected Cougar sports such as basketball and baseball, which students can call live.

For more info or to listen live visit:

Primary Contact: Jonah Oaklief (

Faculty Advisor: Kanale Rhoden (

Studio Line: 509-335-9595
Office Line: 509-335-5042

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Murrow Student Ambassadors

President: Abby Calvert (

We are a student organization that aims to involve past, current, and future Murrow Cougs in the Murrow College through various recruitment and retention events. We are for students, by students.

Fall 2022

Current students can join the ambassadors at Murrow Minutes and hang out and ask questions every week.

We are an interview-based club meaning to be an ambassador you must be interviewed and accepted. New ambassador interviews happen in the spring and summer. If a student is interested in becoming an ambassador, we encourage them to attend Murrow Minutes and any other ambassador events.

Click here to learn more about the Murrow Student Ambassador program.

National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC)

Faculty Advisor: Dan Petek (

The National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC) is an integrated marketing communications plan for a national company. Washington State University students will compete with students from 148 colleges/universities nationwide. The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication team is selected based on a competitive application.

PRSSA – Jay Rockey Chapter

Contact: Cara Hawkins-Jedlicka (

Be at the center of a vibrant community of students with tons of professional connections who all have the same goal of entering the fields of public relations, marketing, and communications. Enhance your knowledge in PR and gain access to professional development. Network and make connections with PR professionals and leaders. Build your resume through applied experience. Engage in events, practical implementation of special projects and add to your portfolio.

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PRSSA – Bateman Competition

Faculty Advisor: Chelsea Newman (

Members of the Washington State University PRSSA-Bateman team gain valuable skills and build lasting bonds through creative collaboration and dedicated teamwork. Each team consists of 4-5 students from the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication, who are selected through a competitive application process. Team members are required to enroll in and complete two 1-credit courses, one in the Fall semester and the second in the Spring semester.

Team members will meet every week during the designated class period for at least one hour. During the implementation phase of the campaign, from February through March, students should expect to spend 8-10 hours a week on the competition. Students are also required to join PRSSA for the year they participate in the competition.

The final deliverable is a campaign summary report, which is an excellent portfolio piece. Three finalists are selected by a panel of industry experts and members of the PRSA national organization. The first place team receives $3,500 and a trophy; second place receives $2,500 and a plaque, and third place receives $1,500 and a plaque. All teams are recognized at the PRSSA National Conference. The 2015-16 WSU PRSSA-Bateman Team was awarded Honorable Mention in the national competition.

Learn more about the PRSSA Bateman Competition