Dept. of Communication Student Organizations

Ad/PR Club

The UNK Ad/PR Club functions as a small-scale advertising agency seeking real businesses as clients. It promotes better understanding of the mutual functions of advertising and public relations, encourages professionalism and networking with professionals, helps develop the individual communication skills of members, and promotes fellowship.

Members host speakers, coordinate seminars, attend career days, enjoy field trips, do community service projects, and participate in events sponsored by the American Advertising Federation (AAF) and Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).

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Meeting time: Fridays 2:15 - 3:00 p.m. 
Location: Mitchell Center Room 139 Conference Room

Spring 2018 Meeting Dates and Topics:
  • February 23:  Social Media Etiquette

  • March 9:  Cover Letters and Resumes

  • March 14:  Writing for the Media

  • March 30:  Creating Your Personal Brand

  • April 6:  Creating Your Business Brand

  • April 20:  Wrap up/Closing

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Interested in joining, or have questions? Contact:

Dr. Sonja Bickford, Faculty Advisor
(308) 865-8966

Dr. Tasha Dunn, Faculty Advisor
(308) 865-8009


The UNK Forensics team is the competitive speech team on campus, offering students a chance to practice their analytical skills through public speaking events and interpretation of literature. We compete in the American Forensics Association circuit, primarily traveling to tournaments around Nebraska and Kansas. Students who qualify their events will be able to compete at the AFA National Tournament, which will be held in Colorado Springs this year at Colorado College.

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Interested in joining, or have questions? Contact:

Aaron Blackman, Faculty Advisor
(308) 865-8705


Lambda Pi Eta

Lambda Pi Eta is a student organization which recognizes, fosters and rewards outstanding scholastic achievement in the field of communication.

Lambda Pi Eta provides students with the opportunity to discuss and exchange ideas, to promote professional development among communication majors and to establish and maintain close relationships. Lambda Pi Eta stimulates student interest in graduate study and research. Visit Lambda Pi Eta's web site.

Interested in joining, or have questions? Contact:

Dr. Fletcher Ziwoya, Faculty Advisor
(308) 865-8486

Students in Mass Media (S.I.M.M.)

Students in Mass Media (S.I.M.M.) is an honorary organization for journalism/mass communication and multimedia students. Its purpose is to provide students with networking and out-of-class educational opportunities through speakers, workshops and field trips.

S.I.M.M. also provides service to the community, the university and the department through philanthropy and other activities.

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Meeting time: Wednesday at 5:30 pm
Location: Mitchell Center Room 166 - The Antelope newsroom

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Interested in joining, or have questions? Contact:

Dr. Nanette Hogg, Faculty Advisor
(308) 865-1574