Clubs and organizations

Associated clubs

American Institute of Graphic Arts

AIGA includes visual communication, advertising, photography and public relations majors.  AIGA promotes professional practice among graphic designers and provides a forum for discussing values and practices that positively influence the profession. Students affiliated with the organization hear guest speakers, go on studio tours, screen films, and exhibit their work.

Contact:
Kimberly Melhus Mitchell
928-523-2217
Kimberly.Melhus@nau.edu  

Delta Sigma Rho-Tau Kappa Alpha

DSR-TKA is an intercollegiate honor society devoted to the ideals of public speaking and forensics excellence. The team attends the national conference where students compete with students from other DSR-TKA member schools.

Contact:
Dr. Dayle Hardy-Short
928-523-2311
Dayle.Hardy-Short@nau.edu  

NAU Forensics

The forensic team offers students the opportunity to master skills of expression. Students may choose to participate in competitive speaking events, interpretation events, and /or debate.

Students involved with the forensic team participate in regional, national and international competitions.

Contact:
Dr. Dayle Hardy-Short
928-523-2311
Dayle.Hardy-Short@nau.edu  

NAU Speech Communication Association
NAU SCA is an association for students interested in speech communication major and minor courses. Members present papers at professional meetings, provide service related to speech activities in the School of Communication, and have regular opportunities to visit with distinguished speech scholars from other campuses.

Contact:
Dr. Brant Short
928-523-4701
Brant.Short@nau.edu

Dr. Dayle Hardy-Short
928-523-2311
Dayle.Hardy-Short@nau.edu
Phi Alpha Delta

PAD is the nation's largest law fraternity where members develop contacts with PAD law students, legal educators, attorneys and judges. Pre-law students meet with law students at potential future schools and chapters sponsor educational lectures, panels and discussions.

Contact:
Dr. Martin Sommerness
928-523-2510
Martin.Sommerness@nau.edu  

Public Relations Student Society of America

The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) is the foremost organization for students interested in public relations and communications. The group seeks to advance the public relations profession by nurturing generations of future professionals. PRSSA is made up of more than 10,000 students and advisers organized into 300 plus Chapters in the United States. The NAU chapter has been active on campus for more than 30 years.

Contact: 
Jerry Thull
928-523-2234
Jerry.Thull@nau.edu

Lambda Pi Eta

Lambda Pi Eta is an intercollegiate honor society for speech communication undergraduate majors and minors.  To be admitted for membership a student must have completed twelve credits in speech classes and must have a 3.2 GPA. Students also participate in NAU Speech Communication Association (NAU SCA).

Contact:
Dr. Brant Short
928-523-4701
Brant.Short@nau.edu   

Dr. Dayle Hardy-Short
928-523-2311
Dayle.Hardy-Short@nau.edu   

National Press Photographers Association

The National Press Photographers Association is a professional organization dedicated to both print and broadcast photojournalism. Students attend workshops and conventions; have reduced rates on equipment and access to a forum for nation- wide job listings; professional assistance in portfolio creation; entering photography competitions and finding summer internships and scholarships.

Contact:
Prof. Larra Camden
928-523-4335
Laura.Camden@nau.edu  

Northern Arizona Merchandising Association

NAMA is a student organization providing merchandising majors and minors the opportunity to participate in activities related to the world of fashion: textiles and apparel manufacturing, apparel design, marketing of apparel products and the retail environment. Guest speakers, workshops, and field trips to trade shows provide insight as "real world" experiences are shared between professionals and students. 

Contact:
Dr. Kris Swanson
928-523-8913
kris.swanson@nau.edu 

PJ/One

PJ/One is a student and community photography and photojournalism group that promotes and encourages photojournalism at the university, in Flagstaff, and in the Southwest region. 

Contact:

Prof. Larra Camden
928-523-4335
Laura.Camden@nau.edu
Website: http://web.pjone.org/ 

Society of Professional Journalists

SPJ members network with journalists across the country; maintain career connections; have access to a database of breaking industry news; are eligible for scholarships, fellowships and internships; have special benefits such as insurance, health plans, discounted travel and career clothes. Students become well-versed in First Amendment rights, in the ethics that govern the profession and in the relationship that exists among the public, government and the press.

Contact:
Mary Tolan
928-523-0465
Mary.Tolan@nau.edu 

Exchange programs

International Exchange Program

The Hanzehogeschool in Groningen, the Netherlands, and the School of Communication have developed a student and faculty exchange program emphasizing the international perspective to communication. Students who participate in the program are provided an opportunity to study with students from different European universities.

Contact:
Dr. Rich Rogers
928-523-2530
Richard.Rogers@nau.edu 

Or

Prof. Paul Helford
928-523-9312
Paul.Helford@nau.edu 

Student-run media

UTV62

UTV is the School of Communication's student-run television station and production studio.  Based on entertainment industry models, UTV students gain practical knowledge and experience working in whatever areas interest them including programming, writing, production, marketing, and graphic design.

Website: utv62.org

The Lumberjack

The Lumberjack is NAU’s award- winning student newspaper. The Lumberjack provides information, an open forum to the NAU community on a weekly basis, and professional experiences for aspiring journalists as well as students from other disciplines interested in working on a campus newspaper.

Contact:
Prof. Rory Faust
928-523-2511
Rory.Faust@nau.edu
Website: jackcentral.com

KJACK Radio

KJACK is a radio programming service originating in the School of Communication. Students can receive course credit for working at the station (1680 AM radio on campus). The program format for KJACK is generally alternative rock with specialty shows featuring differing musical styles and cultural influences and newscasts.

Contact: 928-523-3036
Website: www.kjack.org 

NAU Live

NAU Live is a media lab that provides news and entertainment programming written, produced and directed by student staff under supervision of a faculty adviser. Students have produced news programs, news magazine shows, drama series and comedy shows. NAU Live allows exploration and experimentation with news reporting, videography, program production and program management.

Contact: 928-523-9193          
Website: naztoday.com