BU TV News
Caterpillar Global Communications Center, John C. Hench Production Arts Studio
Interim Director John C. Hench Production Arts Studio
BU TV News is the student produced, professional quality television program. The half hour liveshow is aired weekly and highlights the news, arts, and special events happening in the Peoria and Bradley community. Midstate Magazine provides students the opportunity to gain real world television production experience in a professional setting.
Bradley University Speech Team
2012 AFA & NFA Champions
Caterpillar Global Communications Center, Room 126
Bradley Speech Team is recognized nationally as the most successful speech team in the country with 39 American Forensic Association and National Forensic Association national championships. Students compete throughout the year in tournaments across the nation. The team hosts the L.E. Norton Memorial Invitational Tournament in November for collegiate competition and the George Armstrong Heart of Illinois Individual Events Tournament for high school students in December.
Society of Professional Journalists
Advisor: Kevin Capie
Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) is the Department’s oldest student group. It assists students interested in print and broadcast journalism. Those interested in newspaper, magazine and radio/television news are encouraged to participate with this group.
Public Relations Student Society of America
Advisor: Becky Petrany
Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) is the premiere national, pre-professional organization for those interested in a public relations career. Professional development, assistance in job and intern searches and community involvement are augmented by guest speakers and field trips to provide practical public relations experience.
American Advertising Federation
The American Advertising Federation (AAF) serves students with a primary interest in Advertising. The student organization is affiliated with the national American Advertising Federation. They plan regional competitions and various field trips including a major trip to Chicago advertising agencies.
International Association of Business Communicators - Bradley University
IABC-BU members meet with HR Manager and Communication alum, Matt Noe ('02) at Caterpillar, Inc.
Meeting Times: 6:00 p.m. on the first Tuesday of every month during the school year - GCC 103
Advisor: Elena Gabor
The student chapter of the International Association for Business Communicators (www.iabc.com) at Bradley University (IABC-BU) seeks to provide organizational communication majors with learning experiences beyond the classroom and networking opportunities by connecting our members to both the local and the global network of business communicators, leaders, HR managers, and entrepreneurs. Our activities include: discussing organizational case studies, visiting local companies, organizing career panels where business communicators talk about their jobs, helping students prepare for job interviews, or simply bowling together to increase cohesion of our group.