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Communication and Media

In so many areas of life, from personal to the professional, the world longs for effective communicators. Whether your passion lies in reading the words of literary greats or you write to become one yourself — whether you find joy in shooting and directing films or generating creative, well-designed websites, find the organization that suits you and pursue your passion here.

These organizations are great resources specifically for those pursuing their bachelors in communication, with concentrations in media journalism, public relations, digital filmmaking and leadership, as well as those pursuing a bachelor’s degree in graphic design, bachelors in political/legal studies, bachelors in criminal justice, bachelors in English, or bachelors in art with a concentration in photography.

Forensics Team

William Woods Forensics Team is a speech and debate team that competes in different individual speaking events as well as Parliamentary debate. They offer students from any major at William Woods University the opportunity to compete in intercollegiate speech/debate tournaments in Fulton, Missouri and across the Midwest.

Contact: Hope Gutierrez
Advisor: Anthony Cavaiani

Reel Fanatics Film Club

The Reel Fanatics Film Club will offer interested viewers the opportunity to watch films from different genres, time periods, and countries of origin in a cinema-like setting. Our goal is to promote audience awareness and knowledge of film production and interpretation.

Contact: Krissy Bauer
Advisor: Greg Smith and Tony Weed

Student Website Advancement Team (SWAT)

Student Website Advancement Team (SWAT) is a student-managed business comprised of students who interview and are selected based on their GPA, work ethic, and skills. The organization works with real business clients to create, manage and revise websites. The students also help with the William Woods University website.

The SWAT room is equipped with a Usability Testing lab that functions as a testing tool to analyze website navigation and make suggestions to clients for improvements. This is one of the few labs in the state of Missouri available to undergraduate students.

Contact: Trevor Gruber
Advisor: Eric Brown

The Hoot Campus Magazine

The Hoot Campus Magazine is an online student-run publication that seeks to inform and entertain the campus by publishing four issues per academic year of its news-feature magazine.

Contact: Alaina Leverenz
Advisors: Tiffany Smith and Megan Tando

Writer's Ink

Writers Ink provides student writers community, support, and feedback on their creative writing by hosting monthly meetings where students share and discuss their work. Writers Ink also hosts outside writers who come and read to the university community as well as student reading and performance opportunities.

Advisor: Matt Dube

Learn about Communication and Media honorary organizations and discover how you can get involved.