Student Organizations and Related Activities
James Pearson Duffy Dept. of Art and Art History
Department of Communication
- Students interested in film and media arts stay up to date, join projects and even find jobs through the WSU Film & Media Group.
- Communication's GRAs and GTAs have an active Graduate Student Association.
- Consider a student membership in the National Communication Association.
- PR majors may be interested to join WSU's James S. Measell Chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA).
- Student memberships are available in the Society of Professional Journalists.
- Students in the Dept. of Communication are encouraged to become involved with the university's student newspaper The South End.
- WAYN Radio brings original news/talk and music programming to students every day and seeks interested, talented WSU communication students to work at the station.
Department of Music
- Find out more about student membership in the American Choral Directors Association and the Music Educators National Conference.
- Wayne State has chapters of Phi Mu Alpha, Mu Phi Epsilon, Delta Omicron and the national honorary music society Pi Kappa Lambda.
Maggie Allesee Dept. of Theatre and Dance
- Members of the WSU Dance Company perform several concerts per year, including the annual Spring Dance Gala, the department's Noel Night performance and touring performances as On STAGE! Dance Theatre for Youth.
- Members of Dance Workshop create original works that are performed at departmental concerts through the year and may be accepted for performance at any of a number of regional and national conferences.
- Comprised of all undergraduate students in theatre, the Bonstelle Company elects officers on an annual basis. An initial meeting is scheduled by the department at a day-long Bonstelle Orientation for all majors. To help build esprit de corps, the company uses upper-class mentors working with incoming freshmen. Subsequent meetings are scheduled by the students, usually once a month, and activities such as bowling, theme parties, open mic nights, improvs, etc, take place.
- In the second semester, theatre majors may join Performance Exchange, a troupe of actors who take up residencies in area schools, work around a theme, devise a play and work intensely with younger students. Contact Asst. Prof. Mary Anderson.
- Students are invited from throughout campus to participate in Difference Matters, an initiative that uses drama as a catalyst to explore intercultural communication. Contact Lecturer Mary Cooney.