Advertising/ Public Relations Society
The Ad/PR Club is a professional student organization that represents the American Advertising Federation and the Texas Public Relations Association. Through their involvement in the club students build their resume and portfolio by competing in the Houston Advertising Federation Student Competition, the National Student Advertising Competition and the local ADDY Awards, as well as gaining access to scholarship and internship opportunities.
Membership in Alpha Epsilon Rho, the honor society within NBS, is open to active members of NBS. Members of AERho emphasize superior scholarship and creative participation in broadcast and corporate production and activity. Membership in AERho exemplifies excellence of work, demonstrated leadership qualities and service to the organization, the community and the industry. Visit http://www.nbs-aerho.org/ for more information on the AERho.
The Eternal Flame is the University's photo book. Students entirely produce this 200+ page publication annually. Students serve as editors, writers, photographers, artists and copy assistants, graphic art assistants, reporters and account sales representatives. It is a great opportunity to gain experience and build a portfolio. Student roles vary from paid staff members to class members (MCOM 3099-Eternal Flame) to club members. The group meets at lunch time each Monday and Wednesday in the Fine Arts Complex, Room 266.
The WTAMU Forensics Team participates in forensics tournaments at the state, regional, and national level sponsored by the American Forensics Association and the National Forensic Association. WTAMU's team is composed of students who compete in individual events in persuasive speaking, after dinner speaking, programmed oral interpretation, communication analysis, prose and poetry. Connie McKee serves as Director of Forensics.
Lambda Pi Eta
Lambda Pi Eta Honor Society was chartered at West Texas A&M in 1995. The purposes of Lambda Pi Eta include to recognize, foster and reward outstanding scholastic achievement, to stimulate interest in the field of communication and to promote and encourage professional development among communication majors. Lamba Pi Eta also coordinates the planning of the annual Communication Week events.
Live Crew is West Texas A&M University’s live sports broadcast for both WT Football and basketball. Students that participate in Live Crew work in a mobile television control room while broadcasting these games on both WTTV and KWTS. If your passion is to be a live sports broadcaster or to run the technical aspects of a live sports broadcast, this is just the opportunity you are looking for.
Maroon Productions is a student organization that works directly with the Office of Communication Services at West Texas A&M University. Maroon Productions produces both long and short form video project for WTAMU as well as assists in the every day branding of WTAMU through multiple forms of media.
National Broadcasting Society
The National Broadcasting Society is an organization created for students and professionals pursuing a career within the electronic media field. The purpose of the NBS is to help collegiate electronic media students make the transition to the professional world. The West Texas A&M University chapter of NBS has been awarded 51 national titles including 9 consecutive Model Chapter and Community Service awards. Visit http://www.nbs-aerho.org/ for more information on the National Broadcasting Society.
NewsOne is a live, weekly newscast that broadcasts from the fully digital studio in the Broadcasting wing of the Sybil B. Harrington Fine Arts Complex. Every week students fill all positions required to produce this live broadcast, from technical positions to on-air talent.
Panhandle Story Telling Guild
The Panhandle Storytelling Guild is composed of students enrolled in storytelling classes. The Guild sponsors community performances at the Canyon Public Library, WTAMU's Kids Kollege, and the Panhandle Plains Historical Museum, as well as the annual spring storytelling festival since 1991.
The Prairie is a student-operated newspaper at West Texas A&M University that was started in 1919. It functions to inform, educate and entertain readers accurately and responsibly through their 28 yearly issues. It does not necessarily reflect the opinions of the administration, faculty or staff.
WTTV is the campus TV channel at West Texas A&M University. WTTV and it’s programming are overseen through the Broadcasting department of West Texas A&M University. Content for WTTV is provided by Departments and Organizations across campus. WTTV also serves at the home for the Live Crew sports broadcasts and NewsOne.