College of Arts & Sciences
- Social Sciences Division
- Kapelski Learning Center, Room 226
- tel: 610-499-4365
- fax: 610-499-4603
Amy Franzini, PhD
- Chair & Director, Communication Studies
- Freedom Hall, Room 220
- tel: 610-499-4637
Clubs & Organizations, Communication Studies
The communication studies program encourages students to get involved in activities outside of the classroom.
The clubs and activities offered here empower students to immerse themselves in a variety of exciting projects and experiences that help them develop their skills, discover their own strengths and interests, and emerge as leaders in the field.
The Blue and Gold
Student created and managed, The Blue & Gold, is an multimedia news and information website that combines content from campus radio (Widecast) and the television station (WUTV) with journalistic writing and the power of social media to inform and entertain the university community.
Students develop story ideas and research, write, and edit stories on a variety of topics that they are passionate about. Students interested in photography and graphic design can also gain experience by documenting campus events and arranging the site in a visually pleasing way.
Students can start working with The Blue and Gold during their first semester and work toward a leadership role on the editorial staff.
Students can join Widecast Radio and help run a successful radio station. Students produce programs using industry-standard software and can be heard around the world on our streaming station. Students have the opportunity to host their own programs as early as their first semester on campus. Numerous leadership opportunities are also available, from program director to general manager.
WUTV is the student-managed television studio on campus. Students pitch show ideas and work as both talent and crew for all productions. WUTV also produces programming outside of the studio, from sporting events to debates. Courtney Pio, ’14, found the experience invaluable, saying she felt confident she could “jump right into a job having already had experience as a producer, a technician using industry equipment, and on-air talent.”
Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)
PRSSA is the premiere organization for college students interested in public relations and communications. Widener has an active chapter, whereby students learn about the industry, network with industry leaders, and work on actual public relations campaigns for real-world clients. Numerous leadership opportunities on the executive board provide more pathways to success.