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Communication Studies and Theatre Clubs and Organizations

Bridgewater College has many extra-curricular opportunities for Communication Studies majors to build skills in vocational interests.

BCN
The Bridgewater College Network is a co-curricular program that includes the college newspaper (Veritas) and the college radio station (BC Spark Radio). Please click on the links for more information about each of these groups.

Each of these media outlets contains content that is written, edited, and published/produced by students. BCN publicizes noteworthy campus events, presents campus news and opinions, and provides training in practical journalism to its staff. While BCN extends curricular goals within courses in the Communication Studies department, participation is open to all students interested in journalism, regardless of major.

For more information about BCN media channels please contact:

The Pinion Players
The student-run theatre organization, the Pinion Players, provides students with co-curricular opportunities to participate in all aspects of theatrical production, from directing and acting to designing and playwrighting. Any student interested in theatre may join. Activities vary yearly, are driven by student interest and may include children's theatre productions for local elementary schools, madrigal dinners and a student-directed performance showcase. For more information, please contact Jessie Houff, Pinion Players President, or Dr. Scott W. Cole, Pinion Players advisor.

Mass Communications Organization
The Mass Communications Organization's mission is to educate members interested in the field of communication. The organization provides information on activities, forums, internships, career opportunities, and other media experiences. As an integral part of MCO, students will take trips to locations of various organizations in the field of communication. MCO supports service learning projects in the field of communication. It is also responsible for the College's television station, BCTV. Membership is open to all who are interested and is strongly recommended for those students who are majoring or minoring in Communication Studies. Past trips and events included a visit to New York City, which included touring the Today Show set and NBC studios, and attending the Broadway production, Rent. Other trips featured a visit to CNN headquarters in Atlanta and a tour of the White House press office and briefing room in Washington, D.C. For more information, please contact Dr. Pierson, MCO faculty advisor.

PRO
The Public Relations Organization provides opportunities for public relations students to apply the theories and skills they learn in the classroom. Each year, the club selects a Bridgewater client and provides free public relations assistance to help strengthen and support a community initiative. In addition, the club organizes educational events such as guest speakers and field trips that enhance member understanding of public relations practices and promote ethical public relations practices. For more information, please contact Dr. Strano, PRO faculty advisor.

Ripples
Founded in 1922, Ripples is the Bridgewater College yearbook, produced annually. Involvement in Ripples provides students with the opportunity to gain knowledge about current computer software and production techniques used in the field of communication. All students are welcome to join the staff. No experience is necessary. For more information, please contact Professor Hughes, Ripples advisor.