Department of Communications

Registered Student Organizations

Click the following links to learn more about each organization:



Alpha Psi Omega           Alpha Psi Omega- Zeta Rho Cast

Advisor: Dr. David Ruebhausen

Alpha Psi Omega is the national theatre fraternity. Membership in UNA's Zeta Rho cast of Alpha Psi Omega is open to students involved in all areas of theatre. Invitation to membership is based upon contribution and excellence in theatre, on/offstage and in the classroom. The Zeta Rho cast functions as a service organization, assisting with department activities include sponsoring or assisting with fund raising, the George Lindsey UNA Film Festival and concession sales at theatre productions.

Find us on facebook at the UNA Theatre Program.

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UNA Film & Digital Media Production          UNA Film & Digital Media Productions

Advisor: Mr. Jason Flynn, MFA

Providing students the opportunities to engage in artistic growth with professional qualifications and the necessary experience to enter a thriving field, which connects exponentially with diverse disciplines.

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Find us on facebook at Film & Digital Media Productions

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LPH Logo          Lambda Pi Eta (LPH)-- HONOR SOCIETY

Advisor: Ms. Stephanie Montgomery

Lambda Pi Eta (LPH) represents the first letters of what Aristotle described in The Rhetoric as the three modes of persuasion --Logos, Pathos, and Ethos.

LPH was founded by Stephen A. Smith in 1985 at the University of Arkansas and became a part of the National Communication Association (NCA) in 1988, and the official honor society of NCA in July 1995.

LPH goals and purposes are: (a) to recognize, foster, and reward outstanding scholastic achievement in communication studies; (b) to stimulate interest in the field of communication; (c) to promote and encourage professional development among communication majors; (d) to provide an opportunity to discuss and exchange ideas in the field of communication.

The official colors are crimson to represent the communication discipline and silver in recognition of speech and oratory skills.

To qualify for membership students must have completed 60 semester credit-hours (90 quarter credit-hours), have a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 for all courses taken, and have at least a 3.25 GPA for all communication studies courses.

For more information, consult the National Communication Association's website or contact faculty advisor Ms. Stephanie Montgomery at 256-765-5094 or click here. We encourage you to strive for membership in this outstanding organization.

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Lion Com          Lion Com

Advisor: Ms. Stephanie Montgomery

Lion Com is a public communications club that focuses on developing public communication skills for all students, faculty, and staff. We provide training, advice, and seminars for any person wishing to develop their public communication skills. Whether talking to five people or five thousand people, Lion Com can help you develop lifelong skills that will put you ahead in today's competitive job environment.

Find us on facebook at Lion Com.

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NBS logo          National Broadcasting Society- Alpha Epislon Rho, UNA Chapter

Advisor: Dr. Patricia Sanders

The purpose of the National Broadcasting Society is to enhance the development of college and university student and entry level professionals involved in electronic media (including web/internet technologies and new media), broadcasting, mass communication, radio, television, cable, and/or electronic media at chapter, district, regional, and national levels.

Alpha Epsilon Rho is the National Honor Society for Electronic Media Student.  Members of AERho emphasize superior scholarship and creative participation in broadcast and corporate production and activity.  Membership in AERho exemplifies excellence of work, demonstrated leadership qualities and service to the organization, the community, and the industry.

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TEK         Tau Epsilon Kappa- TEK

Advisor: Dr. David Ruebhausen

Tau Epsilon Kappa (TEK) is open to theatre students interested in developing their skills and artistry in theatre technology and then putting those skills to work in various events scheduled for Norton Auditorium.  TEK students will assist with UNA Theatre productions as well as UNA Music events and touring productions such as Will Rogers Follies, Godspell, Shanghai Circus, Much Ado About Nothing, and Dance Theatre of Harlem.

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PRIDE Logo          UNA PRIDE

Advisor: Dr. Beth Garfrerick     

Advisor: Ms. Lisa Darnell

UNA Pride, or Public Relations Individuals Dedicated to Excellence, is the official student public relations organization at the University of North Alabama.  Membership eligibility includes PR majors and minors and students who have taken or are currently enrolled in COM 230, the Fundamentals of PR course.  One annual membership fee to UNA PRIDE also includes membership in:

  • The North Alabama Chapter of the Public Relations Council of Alabama (NAPRCA)
  • Southern Public Relations Federation (SPRF)
  • Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)
  • Alabama Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA)
Find us on facebook at UNA PRIDE and twitter at UNA_PRIDE.

 

The North Alabama Chapter of the Public Relations Council of Alabama (NAPRCA) is Alabama's longest operating and largest group of public relations practitioners. The organization exists to further the professional and networking interests of today's public relations and communication professionals in private, public, and nonprofit businesses and organizations. In addition to monthly on-campus meetings, UNA PRIDE members attend monthly NAPRCA meetings in Huntsville where they network with professionals for internship and job opportunities.  Students also attend the annual PRCA conference held each spring at rotating locations around the state.

The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) is the foremost national organization for student interested in public relations and communications.  The organization seeks to advance the public relations profession by nurturing generations of future professionals.  PRSSA advocates rigorous academic standards for public relations education, high ethical principles, and diversity in the profession. 

The Alabama Chapter of Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) sponsors workshops and job fairs and UNA PRIDE members attend national and southeast regional PRSA/PRSSA conferences and conventions.

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University Players          University Players

Advisor: Mr. Charlton James, MFA

University Players is one of the oldest groups on campus and is composed of students from all areas of the university. University Players is an organization whose goals are to promote and stimulate interest in the dramatic acts on campus and in the community, to assist with recruitment and outreach and to further theatre education and community/campus enrichment among those interested in the dramatic arts.

Find us on facebook at the UNA Theatre Program.

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