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Northwest Missouri State University


Student Orgranizations

AdInk

AdInk, the University's advertising club, offers students the opportunity to learn more about advertising agencies and specific skills required to advance their career goals. Students tour regional advertising agencies and attend a Kansas City advertising career symposium. Many advertising agencies today offer multimedia design and production as part of their services.

View Website »  Sponsor: Lisa Bishop, Jacquie Lamer

DigEM

DigEM is an organization for IDM majors, IDM minors, and non-related majors interested in digital electronic media. The DigEM organization serves to promote the following:

  1. An increased knowledge of design, development, creativity, and applications of IDM.
  2. Greater interest in computer programming, new media, and visual imaging.
  3. A means of communication between persons having interest in all areas of IDM and those people working in the professional environment.

DigEM is an organization encompassing digital design and all things involved. If you have an interest in design of any type, then we are the organization for you.

View Website »  Sponsor: Chris Graves, Carol Spradling, Jody Strauch

ECHO

ECHO is open to all communication majors. Members gain valuable experience and professional networking opportunities in the fields of communications and public relations.


Sponsor: John Katsion

Forensics Team

A student organization which honors active forensic participation and scholarly activity and promotes improvement of public speaking skills. Students qualify for membership by competing in tournaments and maintaining a sufficient grade point average.

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Sponsor: Brian Swafford

Future Speech/Theatre Educators of Northwest

Future Speech/Theatre Educators of Northwest provides support, information, and social opportunities for students pursuing a B.S.ED. in Speech/Theatre. The group produces plays and workshops for the university community and is active with area secondary schools.

Sponsor: Joe Kreizinger

Lamda Pi Eta

A national communication honor society which recognizes, fosters and rewards outstanding scholastic achievement in communication studies, encourages professional development among majors, provides an opportunity to discuss and exchange ideas in the field of communication and establishes and maintains closer relationships and mutual understanding between speech communication faculty and students. Membership is based on grade point average. New members are inducted each semester.

View Website » Sponsor: Nathan Wilson

Professional Media Organizations

There are quite a few media and college organizations in the country, and Northwest belongs to a good number of them. Broadcast and journalism students attend annual conventions sponsored by these organizations in cities such as Atlanta, Dallas, New York, Chicago and New Orleans. Most of the organizations acknowledge superior achievements with awards. The Department is a member of the following groups:

  • Associated Collegiate Press
  • College Newspaper Business and Advertising Managers
  • Columbia Scholastic Press Association
  • Missouri College Media Association
  • National Press Photographers Association
  • College Media Advisers
  • Radio and Television News Directors Association (RTNDA)
  • Missouri Broadcast Educators Association

Society of Professional Journalists

The Northwest student chapter of SPJ is active in national and regional convention activities and sponsors career-oriented programs throughout the year. Regular programs focus on media and the law, diversity in the newsroom and job-hunting skills. The chapter is open to both journalism and broadcasting students.