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Registered Student Organizations and Student Clubs

Find ways to enhance and develop the great work you do in our courses in one of our student organizations or work opportunities.  You will discover chances for hands on production work, have great discussions, meet faculty and media staff members, and make new friends with students outside of class. Broaden your horizons and create lifelong relationships with people who can help you go from classroom to career.

Our Registered Student Organizations

Saluki Ad Club (American Advertising Federation) - Part of a worldwide organization of advertising clubs. Travel to compete against other universities. Campaigns include market research, media planning, and production of ads. Major function- work and produce advertising campaign that is entered into the national AAF campaigns competition. Contact: Bridget Lescelius

Big Muddy Crew – Gain experience organizing and running the Big  Muddy Film Festival and the Little Muddy Media Arts Festival. Get experience in workshops and on film sets.
Faculty Advisor: Hassan Pitts

GaMeRs - Game Mechanics and Research Studio is an RSO that promotes the research and development of video games. Topics include game design elements, industry business, trends, history, interfacing, reverse engineering, theory, collecting and video game environments as film (machinima).
Contact: Reid Perkins-Buzo

Movie Camera Movement - Learn all crew positions working with your classmates.
Contact: Antonio Martinez

National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) -meets weekly, sponsors speakers, workshops, field trips, social events, and in service projects. Largest association of journalists of colour in the world and offers internship and scholarship opportunities.

Contact: William Recktenwald

Photogenesis – Hosts activities coordinated with Fine Arts and Applied Photography programs, arranges visiting artists, curates exhibition, and organizes field trips to galleries, museums, and photography conferences.

Students in Illinois News Broadcasters Association - Affiliated with the Illinois News Broadcasters Association with career interests in broadcast journalism. Host speakers and career development activities; field trips to stations. Sponsors annual Alumni Conference to interact with current students.
Contact: Joey Helleny

Other Student Clubs and Student Work Opportunities – Students in all majors are welcome to join this Emmy-winning student produced magazine style news show shot and broadcast in HD.  Get experience in production, post production and graphics work.

Saluki Athletics Video Service - Produces over 70 live athletic events over 6 different sports. Works with ESPN, FSN, and other sports entities. Hands-on training with camera operation, sports replay and video switching. All majors welcome. Contact: Shane Gibbons 

Audio Engineering Society - The AES is the perfect complement to your audio education! Network with other members of the audio industry. Learn directly from recognized experts in the audio field. Participate in hands-on workshops and tutorials. Apply for scholarships and enter recording contests.
Contact: Todd Herreman, or Jay Needham

Daily Egyptian - Student-run campus newspaper. Paid student positions available. Application forms available in the Daily Egyptian Office (COMM 1259). Contact: Eric Fidler

Digital Dog Records  - Developer and promoter of the Midwest Music Festival, unofficial Halloween Bash and other musical events that support the local music scene.  DDR is a student run record label that records and produces local talent.

Modern Media Mix - Modern Media Mix is the Media Industries website for MCMA. The website provides an online showcase for written and video content covering and analyzing any and all entertainment industry developments. Student contributors write stories and produce video packages about the media business for the web. 

M.U.S.I.C. - Musicians United in Southern Illinois Carbondale is a music jamming and networking group of students. Opportunities include meeting and jamming with new musicians on a regular basis, where new collaborations are forged. Contact: Todd Herreman

National Association of Hispanic Journalists 
Contact: William Recktenwald

River Region Evening Edition (RREE) - Produces live shows on our PBS station that include The River Region Evening Edition and Saluki Sportsview. Volunteers needed all day.
Contact Greg Todd for details at

Saluki Advertising Agency - Full-service student run agency. Provides advertising and integrated marketing communications to RSOs, university departments and local businesses. Real-world, hands-on experiences in copywriting, design, media planning, strategy development, research and more. Contact: Vicki Kreher

Southern Illinois Radio Information Service (SIRIS) - Provides free over the air reading and information services for individuals who are blind, visually impaired, and print disabled. Volunteers read regional newspapers for broadcast. Contact: Kevin Boucher

SPCTV - Only 100% student ran and operated television station on campus with 24 hour broadcast. Provides hands-on experience and training in pre-production, production, post production, broadcasting, special event planning, film festivals and music video production.

Noisegate - Shows include: In Concert, showcase of musical groups. A student-produced televsion series, originating from WSIU-TV’s Studio A. Provides hands-on experiences from directing to audio mixing and marketing. Participation requires a commitment of 1 weekend a month & 2 meetings per month. Contact: HD Motyl

WIDB - WIDB gives practical experience. It is operated and managed by students. Broadcasts 24 hours a day. Streams over the internet at

WSIU FM News - NPR public radio affiliate, operating 24 hours a day. Learn FM master control, station operations and light production. Student volunteering can lead to paid student employment. Contact: Lisa Morrisette-Zapp

WSIU Programming and On-Air Promotions - Offers paid and unpaid opportunities for students and also volunteer help. Prepares monthly program listings, assist with viewer calls, responsible for scripting, recording voiceovers, and organizing volunteer help. Contact: Monica Tichenor

WSIU TV Production Crew – The production crew works in all facets of TV production. Duties: Lighting, camera work, graphics, audio board, video switcher, studio production work, field production work and directing. Consists of volunteer workers.
Contact: Darryl Moses