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Student Organizations

Alpha Psi Omega

Alpha Psi Omega is a National Honor Theatre Society. Colleges and universities of recognized standing, having an established theatre program or theatre club for the purpose of producing plays, are eligible for membership. To become a member one has to be a part of at least two shows and earn a total of 75 points through various jobs or responsibilities in the theatre.

Statesboro Campus

Faculty Advisor: Sarah McCarroll

2018-2019 Officers

Francesca Foster- President
Andrew Shepherd- Vice President
Mary Flott- Business Manager
Jordan Steve- Business Manager
Sammie Poffenberger- Treasurer

Organization email: apothetalambda@gmail.com

Join Alpha Psi Omega on Facebook.

Eagle News 97

The ability to produce original, televised programming enhances the broadcast academic experience and gives students a rare opportunity to work first-hand in similar environments to the ones they will face when entering the workforce. Best Practices, high ethical standards in Broadcast Journalism/Production, and the curriculum-based applicable opportunities on hand at Channel 97 make the academic broadcast experience here at Georgia Southern University particularly valuable to the viability of our students in the job market.

The student staff for Channel 97 News produces one newscast per week. Aired programming is graded course work, and openings at Channel 97 are listed in the University Course Catalog as BRCT 4090, Video Applications, and requires special approval by Broadcast Faculty.

In addition to news and original student programming, Channel 97 airs programming from Satellite Communications for Learning Association (SCOLA) which is a non-profit, international satellite service of news and entertainment, and the Classic Arts Showcase. Programming airs in various languages.

Channel 97 is a working collaborative effort between the City of Statesboro and Georgia Southern University.

National Association of Black Journalists

The organization fosters a worldwide community of Black journalists and media professionals.

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jennifer Kowalewski

PRestige

PRestige is a nonprofit student-run Public Relations firm. Anyone with three or more semesters remaining can apply to join PRestige. Unlike other student organizations, individuals must go through an interview process. Applications are accepted in the fall and spring semesters. There can be no more than 18 members in PRestige at a time.

Submit applications to Dr. Higgs’ office, Sanford Hall Room 2020. Click here for an application.

Follow PRestige on Twitter: @PRestige_GSU and Instagram: @gsu_prestige

Haley Higgs, Faculty Advisor

Public Relations Student Society of America

Georgia Southern maintains an active local chapter affiliated with the national Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA). The Georgia Southern chapter also participates in activities offered by the related professional society, the Public Relations Society of America, at the national, state, and local levels. Members of the local chapter annually attend national conventions that have included locations such as Michigan, New York, and New Orleans. Professional practitioners speak to the chapter on a regular basis and members develop practical experience through fundraisers and philanthropic work.

Follow PRSSA @ Georgia Southern on Twitter, @PRSSAGaSouthernInstagram and Facebook. Visit the website: https://www.gsprssa.com/

Faculty Advisor: Michelle Groover
Faculty Advisor: Pam Bourland-Davis

2023-2024 Officers

President: Nina Petiot
Vice President: Maggie Waller
Director of Finance: Jamiah Johnson
Director of Internal Communications: Elisha Edwards
Director of Diversity & Inclusion: Maddie Tallent
Director of Digital Media: Chloe Holton
Director of Member Relations: Kaylee Mooyoung
Firm Director: Carson Howard

Sincerely Southern

A magazine of the Department of Communication Arts.

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Society of Professional Journalists

The student arm of the professional journalism association, of the same name, aims at learning more about the broadest fields of journalism and broadcasting, and career opportunities within those fields.

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jennifer Kowalewski

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Holly Cowart

Society of Communication Scholars

The Society of Communication Scholars (SOCS) is a student organization that addresses the academic, professional, and social needs of those pursing majors and minors within the Department of Communication Arts at Georgia Southern University. The Society of Communication Scholars has been established to (1) promote academic advancement of the disciplines within Communication Arts; (2) foster communication as a skill among the University community; (3) to further recruitment and retention of majors within the Department of Communication Arts; (4) to provide academic and professional development as it pertains to student needs for their future; (5) to encourage fellowship, bonding, and communication between students within the Department of Communication arts; and (5) to assist in the dissemination of information pertinent to employment and graduate studies opportunities for majors and minors within the field of communication through a network of students, faculty, and professionals.

Faculty Advisor: Shana Bridges

Find us on TwitterFacebook, and in MyInvolvement (Search for Society of Communication Scholars) to keep up with all our upcoming meetings and events.

Theatre South

If Georgia Southern University’s theatre program is a super hero, then Theatre South is its sidekick.

Theatre South is an open student group that accepts members from all majors. The students host guest artists and run workshops on various theatre topics from improv, to dance, to audition skills and building a resume.  Students are also encouraged to use this time to work scenes and monologs with their peers.  Theatre South also helps promote productions,  hosts Wham! Bam! Play Slam! and produces a 10-minute play festival in the spring where students write, direct, and act.

Faculty Advisor: Nicholas Newell

2018 -2019 Officers

President, Blair McClure

Vice President, Jessica Dube

Secretary, Ashley Wooten

Treasurer, Deja Holmes

Theatre South email:

theatresouthatgsu@gmail.com

Become a fan of Theatre South on Facebook and follow the organization on Twitter.

The 301: Stories From Southeast Georgia

A blog run by Communication Arts students

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WVGS 91.9 The Buzz

WVGS

WVGS 91.9 FM is a student run radio station that is advised by faculty in the Department of Communication Arts. The station employs students each semester in these roles Student Station Manager, Program Director, Sports Director, Music Director, and News Director. Students throughout the university can apply for volunteer on-air positions or apply to be part of the sports, news, or promotions teams.

Approximately 70 students are involved with the radio station each semester. Students involved in sports have the opportunity to do play-by-play and color for various sporting events or participate in a weekly sports talk show. Students involved in news have the opportunity to participate in broadcasting daily live news updates and a weekly news talk show. Some students host their own show or show ideas.

If you are interested in getting involved, email us at WVGS@georgiasouthern.edu

Station Contacts

Station Manager: Jackson Wright, WVGS@georgiasouthern.edu
Music & Program Director: Kaylee Mooyoung, WVGS@georgiasouthern.edu
Sports Director: James Sasser, WVGS@georgiasouthern.edu
News and Promotions: John Shaw, WVGS@georgiasouthern.edu

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Last updated: 1/12/2024