College of Communication & Creative Arts
The 115-member Rowan University Ad Club is a student-run organization for advertising majors and for students interested in advertising. The club, celebrating its 30th year at Rowan University, meets weekly with programs including: guest speakers, workshops, carpooled trips, conferences and agency visits, sports and social activities and a major banquet (usually the last Thursday in April) where students, grads, faculty and regional professionals gather for a fun and celebratory evening. The club also sponsors a student-run agency that handles real accounts and is active with the Philadelphia Advertising Club with projects such as hosting its web site and handling the ADDY Awards judging and event logistics.
The faculty advisor is Professor Charles Volpe, who has advised the ad club for the past 15 years. See our website for more details.
Avant is Rowan's undergraduate magazine of literature and art. Funded by the Student Government Association, it appears once each semester. Submissions of poetry, short fiction and visual art are accepted from matriculated students throughout the year.
Selections are made anonymously by an editorial board of undergraduate students. Members of the editorial board are elected each spring by all voting members of Avant. In order to become a voting member, students must attend three meetings. Avant meets every Thursday at 5 p.m. In Room 221B of the Student Center.
Cinema Workshop has been Rowan University's student filmmaking club for over 25 years. Cinema Workshop offers students the opportunity to work on film, video and multimedia projects outside the classroom experience. Students take skills learned in production classes and apply them to creative work either more personal or larger in scope than what is possible within the confines of a 15 week course of study. After a peer-oriented pitch and approval process, Cinema Workshop provides grants in the form of goods and services through post-production, culminating in a year-end screening of often award-winning films and videos.
In addition to production, Cinema Workshop actively promotes cinema studies by organizing screenings of old and new Hollywood movies, foreign films, and independent cinema. These screenings are not exclusively for the benefit of Cinema Workshop members, but for the entire student body.
Cinema Workshop also provides a link to former members, many of whom are working professionals in the field of film and video production.
Cinema Workshop is co-advised by Dr. Joseph Bierman and Mr. Sean O'Leary.
Glassworks, the graduate literary journal of Rowan University, is sponsored by the Master of Arts in Writing. Glassworks is a national publication featuring works from established and emerging writers and artists across the world. Glassworks, appearing both digitally and in print, features literature of all genres, new media, and multi-modal work. Under faculty advisement, graduate students in the Master of Arts in Writing program publish two issues a year, as well as produce editorial content for digital issues. Find Glassworks here.
Lambda Pi Eta
Lambda Pi Eta is the official honorary society for communication students. It is affiliated with the National Communication Association and has over 240 active chapters. Lambda Pi Eta is recognized and accredited by the Association of College Honor Societies.
The organization, which was founded in 1985, recognizes outstanding students in the communication field, encourages their interests and development, and forms relationships among students and between students and faculty. Because Lambda Pi Eta is more than simply good grades, it requires that students become active participants in the communication field and supporters of their program. This is beneficial to students, the College, the University, and the surrounding community.
Students who are interested in becoming a part of Lambda Pi Eta should contact the organization's faculty advisor: Dr. Joy Cypher (x4771).
Public Relations Student Society of America
Anthony J. Fulginiti Chapter
Established in 1993, the Rowan Television Network (RTN) delivers 24 hours of continuous programming to the entire Rowan community. Run completely by students, RTN features a variety of programs catering to a diverse audience. By covering campus events, celebrating cultural history months, and creating original programming, RTN strives to promote unity and awareness.
RTN offers students the opportunity to produce, direct, and star in their own TV programs. Members also have the option to receive one-on-one training with professional equipment. With a $130,000 grant from the Student Government Association, Rowan students work with broadcast quality equipment including DVC-pro, AVID, and Adobe Premiere. In its progression towards going digital, the station recently invested in its first HD-ready camera, the HVX200, and has upgraded its broadcast server. RTN continuously progresses in its professionalism and extended coverage with its dedicated crew and access to advanced technology.
One of RTN's newest programs, appealing to video gamers across campus, is “Game On.” Another new favorite, “School of Pop,” has Rowan students battling it out to test their knowledge on pop culture. Also new to the RTN lineup, “Up All Night,” is the station’s only late night talk show. Along with this year's new programming, RTN will continue broadcasting old favorites. The hosts of “On the Couch,” talk to students and faculty around campus about recent events. “All Access with the Profs,” includes game highlights, statistics, and the latest details on Rowan University Athletics. Also this past year, RTN successfully held its first annual telethon and donated proceeds to Relay for Life.
Meetings take place Monday evenings at 9 P.M. in room 221, in the Student Center (open to all majors). Live video production occurs throughout the week in the Bozorth Studios. Contact RTN at 256-4632, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit its web site at RTNCH5.tv.
George Clark, Adviser
The Whit, Rowan's student-run campus newspaper, has been in print since 1938. Produced by an editorial staff of about a dozen students, The Whit prints at least 3,000 copies weekly, distributing to the entire campus and parts of Glassboro. The paper covers all campus activity, as well as a fair amount of off-campus news, in its events coverage, investigative stories, profiles, opinion pieces, sports coverage, movie reviews, travelogues,music reviews, on- and off-campus concert reviews, and scores of other articles about and pertaining to the Rowan campus.
The Whit has also received a multitude of awards for its coverage and design. Most recently, the Columbia Press Association awarded the paper a GOLD rating in 2001. Also in the 2001 New Jersey Press Association's Contest for Better College Newspapers,The Whit won nine individual awards, more than any other paper in its category, as well as placing third in General Excellence. The paper is a tabloid weekly, usually black and white, and can be found online at The Whit Online.
Women in Communication
Rowan University's Chapter of Women in Communications was established in 2000 by Kate Dagress in an attempt to encourage and unite the female population of the College of Communication & Creative Arts. By 2001, the club was chartered by Rowan SGA and the National Chapter of the Association of Women in Communications. Most recently, the group won the Rising Student Chapter Award at the National Conference in Denver last October.
Approximately every month, the group hosts speakers on a wide range of topics including career development in the various communications fields, resume and interview workshops, and graduate school.
Each semester, the group takes part in a service project relating to women's issues including the annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in Pennsauken, NJ.
Members of the group are also responsible for Co-Producing and Hosting a weekly talk show. "The Women's Room," which airs every Thursday from 5-5:30p.m. on Rowan Radio (89.7 WGLS-FM), discusses topics topics of concern to women.
While the name might be deceiving, WIC welcomes both women and men and is open to any academic major.