Student Organizations

BU TV News

Caterpillar Global Communications Center, John C. Hench Production Arts Studio

Dave Lennie,  Director John C. Hench Production Arts Studio


BU TV News is the student produced, professional quality television program. The half hour live show is aired weekly and highlights the news, arts, and special events happening in the Peoria and Bradley community. BU TV News provides students the opportunity to gain real world television production experience in a professional setting.

Watch a live produce here:

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.

The Agency 

Advisor: Chris Marsh


2017-2018 President:  Hannah Yglesias

The Agency (formerly the American Advertising Federation) educates students on the functions and values of advertising by providing students with opportunities to apply their skills, creativity, and energy to help form creative solutions for other organizations on campus and in the Peoria area.

International Association of Business Communicators - Bradley University

Meeting Times: 6:00 p.m. on the first Tuesday of every month during the school year - GCC 103

Advisor: Dr. Elena Gabor


The student chapter of the International Association for Business Communicators ( 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.