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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.

Advertising Club

Faculty Advisor Dan Petek:
President Bridget Yule:
Vice President Christina Varnell:

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.

Meeting time: Every Thursday at 5:00 p.m.
Location: Goertzen 21
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The Association for Women in Communications

Faculty Advisor Roberta Kelly:
Ari Andrade:

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. The WSU chapter helps prepare women for various communication fields by fostering networking opportunities through job shadows and guest speakers. It also emphasizes community service, they have participated in such programs as the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. The WSU/AWC chapter has been recognized nationally 25 times for excellence, including Outstanding Chapter, Outstanding Fundraiser, and Outstanding Recruitment. Read more about past awards.

Meetings time: Every other Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Location: Murrow East 307
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Cable 8 Productions

Faculty Advisors: Marvin Marcelo – and Kanale Rhoden –
President and General Manager – Noah Benson –
CFO – Reece Yugawa –
Vice President of Television – Ashley Beard –
VP of Marketing – Celeste Harms –
Vice President of Special Projects – Katie Mangold –
Human Resources Director – Ariel Iacobazzi –

Cable 8 Productions, WSU’s award-winning student-run television station, gives students the opportunity to apply their skills to create, produce, direct, and air their own original programs. Students gain extensive hands-on experience in television production, operations, sales, promotion, and management. Students working on Cable 8 programs will use a wide variety of field and studio equipment. Whether you want to produce a documentary, direct a music video, or just want to be part of our awesome sales department, Cable 8 is always on the lookout for energetic, dedicated, and creative people! No experience is necessary, and all majors are welcome.

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Communication Graduate Student Organization (Comm Grad)

President & GPSA District Representative: Davi Kallman
Vice-President (Ph.D.): Lok Pokrel
Vice-President (MA): Kara Stuart
Secretary: Somava Pande
Treasurer: Kyle Lorenzano
Activities Director: Jared Brickman
Alumni Relations Chair: David Silva
GPSA Senators: Susan Xu and Rachel A. Sauerbier

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.

Visit the Comm Grad website

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:

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

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.

Learn more about the NSAC

ONA Online News Association

Advisor: Ben Shors

The Online News Association is composed largely of digital journalists. Founded in 1999, ONA’s membership includes news writers, producers, designers, editors, photographers, technologists and others who produce news for the Internet or other digital delivery systems, as well as academic members and others interested in the development of online journalism.

PRSSA – Jay Rockey Chapter

Faculty Advisor: Cara Salazar
Professional Advisor: Stephannie Ankrah

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.

Meeting time: First Tuesday of the month, 4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Location: Goertzen Hall, room 218/220 and via video conference (email for details)

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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

Society of Professional Journalists

Advisor Benjamin Shors:

The goal of the WSU Chapter of SPJ is to provide opportunities for students to participate in online broadcast and print journalism-related activities on and off campus, develop relevant skills, network with professional journalists, and get internships and jobs. Founded in 1909 as Sigma Delta Chi, SPJ promotes the free flow of information vital to a well-informed citizenry; works to inspire and educate the next generation of journalists, and protects First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech and press.

The national organization has a membership of 10,000 journalists across the country.

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