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Student Life

Gaylord College houses nearly 30 student organizations

We have just over 1,000 undergraduate students here at Gaylord College, and we have a student organization to help each one build their professional skills and networks. Gaylord College's vibrant student life opportunities empower our majors to knowledgeably choose their professional paths and connect to resources that make it easier to do so. 

With trips to Los Angeles, New York City, Chicago, the United Kingdom and Puerto Rico, our majors have plenty of extracurricular opportunities to build upon their classroom experiences and connect to their future careers.

For more information on Gaylord's travel study and study abroad opportunities, read here

Clubs and Organizations

Advertising Club

Advertising Club


The OU Ad Club provides all students interested in advertising a unique opportunity to gain connections while learning about the field from current agency professionals. Members may also participate in travel study programs to agencies in New York and San Francisco.

 

Contact:
Advisor: David Tarpenning
dtarpenning@ou.edu

Gaylord Ambassadors

Gaylord Ambassadors


The Ambassador Program at Gaylord College was founded by Dr. Joe Foote to give invested students the opportunity to interact with prospective students, alumni and faculty. Ambassadors host tours, attend Gaylord Events, and work within the college to enrich student programs.
 

Contact:
Advisor: Dorion Billups
dorion@ou.edu

Kappa Tau Alpha Society

KTA Honor Society

Kappa Tau Alpha is a national college honor society that recognizes academic excellence and promotes scholarship in undergraduate journalism and mass communication. Membership is a mark of high distinction and honor. Membership is by invitation only and is based solely on scholarship and character.

Contact:
Advisor: Peter Gade
pgade@ou.edu

Magazine Interest Group

Magazine Interest Group

The Magazine Interest Group is for students interested in pursuing a career in the magazine industry. The national organization, Ed2010, affiliated group meets bi-monthly, and teaches members how to succeed in earning internships and jobs in the magazine industry. A trip to New York City, magazine central in the U.S., is an annual event.

Contact:
Advisor: Debbie Yount
Debbie.yount@ou.edu

National Association of Black Journalists

National Association of Black Journalists

The National Association of Black Journalists OU Chapter is open to all journalists. NABJ focuses on community service and orchestrates an Urban Journalism Workshop annually. The workshop takes place at an OKC school with students interested in journalism, allowing students to be mentored by NABJ members. Membership is $10 per semester.

Contact:
President: Darian Dugger
dariandugger@ou.edu

Advisor: Kathy Johnson
kjohnson@ou.edu

National Association of Hispanic Journalists

National Association of Hispanic Journalists

The National Association of Hispanic Journalists is for students in any field of mass communication who are dedicated to the advancement of Hispanics in the news industry. Membership offers access to scholarships and networking with over 1,500 current members nationwide.

Contact:
President: Pamela Ortega
Pamela.ortega-1@ou.edu

Advisor: John Schmeltzer
j.schmeltzer@ou.edu

Native American Journalists Association

Native American Journalism Association

The Native American Journalists Association promotes the next generation of Native American storytellers. Membership offers access to scholarships and attendance at the National Native Media Conference. Register HERE.

Contact:
Interim Executive Director: Rebecca Landsberry
rebeccalandsberry@naja.com

Oklahoma College Broadcasters

Oklahoma College Broadcasters


Oklahoma College Broadcasters is a professional organization for broadcast journalism and creative media production offering mentorship from upperclassmen and insight to the world of broadcasting from professional guest speakers. Anyone with interest in the field may attend meetings. Membership is a $10 fee.

Contact:
President: Shea Smith
Shea.m.smith-1@ou.edu

Advisor: Ken Fischer
kfischer@ou.edu

 

Public Relations Student Society of America

Public Relations Student Society of America

The OU PRSSA chapter creates an engaging learning experience for anyone interested in Public Relations and related fields. The chapter provides a mentorship program, three annual trips, philanthropy efforts, fundraising events, alumni outreach, and various other networking events. Members hear about the speakers’ experiences, career path, history, advice, etc.

Contact:
Advisor: Robert “Pritch” Pritchard
rpritchard@ou.edu

Professional Writing Student Association

Professional Writing Student Association

PWSA thrives in promoting literacy and writing, and being an active member in the Norman community. PWSA welcomes all majors to join, especially those with professional and screen writing interests. Members will have opportunities to participate in National Writing Month, anthology, trips and volunteer opportunities.

Contact:
PWSA@ou.edu

Advisor: Jennifer Barnes 
jbarnes@ou.edu

Society of Professional Journalists

Society of Professional Journalists

The Society of Professional Journalists is for all students with an interest in journalism including print, broadcast, online, advertising or public relations. SPJ is one of the longest running professional organizations in the county. SPJ holds service learning and networking opportunities for student journalists including “Pizza with the Pros” events, the Region 8 SPJ Conference, the Big Event and involvement with the OU community in helping make it the best it can be.

Contact:
okuspj@gmail.com

President: Matt Trovalli
mtrovallie@gmail.com

Advisor: Judy Gibbs Robinson
jgrobinson@ou.edu

Student Film Production Club

SFPC

Student Film Production Club is for anyone with interest in film production. Meetings involve discussion, icebreakers and guests speakers from the profession and industry. SFPC is actively involved in events such as the Austin Film Festival, 24-Hour Film Blitz, and the Redbud Film Festival Screening. While originating from the College of Arts & Science's Department of Film and Media Studies, many Gaylord College students are active members.

Contact:
ousfpc@gmail.com

Advisor: Dr. Katrina G Boyd
kgboyd@ou.edu

Practicums and Courses

Creative Incubator

Creative Incubator

Students have the opportunity to present and produce their own television shows from concept to finished reel. Students rotate through all of the different technical and creative positions throughout the semester. All content is curated on the Creative Incubator website.  

Contact:
Advisor: Kyle Bergerson
kbergersen@ou.edu

Gaylord Hall Productions

Gaylord Hall Production

Students interested in creating and producing corporate videos or documentaries will get hands on experience. Students will work in various roles of production with Professor Scott Hodgson on several video productions for real clients.
 

Contact:
Advisor: Scott Hodgson
scotth@ou.edu

KXOU Radio

KXOU

Students interested in radio and television programming get experiences with producing and scheduling shows. KXOU-FM offers students the opportunity to create and produce their own content for a live weekly radio show.
 

Contact:
Advisor: Lynn Franklin
glfranklin@ou.edu

Lindsey + Asp Agency

Lindsey + Asp Agency

Lindsey and Asp is a full-service advertising, public relations and digital agency within the Gaylord College. The agency operates with a staff of more than 100 talented young professionals ready to take your message to the next level. Members of the agency have opportunities to become account leads, directors, and serve on the business committee, gaining real agency leadership experience.

Contact:
Advertising: Debbie Yount
Debbie.yount@ou.edu

Public Relations: Pritch Pritchard
rpritchard@ou.edu

The Oklahoma Daily

OU Daily

The award-winning student-run newspaper provides students experience in all phases of contemporary newspaper production including reporting, layout, ad sales, editing and online content development.

Contact:
Editor in Chief: Dana Branham
danabranham@ou.edu

Editorial Advisor: Judy Gibbs Robinson
jgrobinson@ou.edu

Digital/Design Advisor: Seth Prince
sethprince@ou.edu

OU Nightly

OU Nightly

This award-winning student newscast is produced 5 days a week throughout the semester and broadcast on OUTV and on Cox Cable Channel 7. Students interested in anchoring, producing, or directing receives professional feedback and hands on experiences.

Contact:
Editorial Advisor: Bob Dickey
bdickey@ou.edu

Crew Advisor: Ken Fischer
kfischer@ou.edu

OUTV

OUTV

OUTV is the home for student video at the University of Oklahoma. Our network features a number of shows, including "OU Nightly", "The Set", Sooner Sports Pad, as well as other student produced shows, short films, documentaries, and a number of syndicated programs. We are also offer the best in new music with a frequently updated playlist of popular music videos.

Contact:
Advisor: Lynn Franklin
glfranklin@ou.edu

Routes Magazine

Routes

Routes is an online magazine where students produce feature-length articles and multimedia content about stories that are of interest to Oklahomans.

Contact:
Advisor: John Schmeltzer
j.schmeltzer@ou.edu

Routes TV

Routes TV

This show is unlike any other in the nation, combining long-form reporting with multimedia elements and entertainment-style production. Students from broadcast and multimedia journalism, and creative media production have the opportunity to use their skills.

Contact:
Advisor: Kathy Johnson
kjohnson@ou.edu

Advisor: Mike Boettcher
mikeboettcher@ou.edu

The Set

The Set

The Set is a syndicated television music magazine that features local artists and musicians that can be seen statewide on Cox Cable's OnDemand system. Students interested in audio production or creative media production are welcome.

Contact:
Advisor: Lynn Franklin
glfranklin@ou.edu

Sooner Sports Pad

Sooner Sports Pad

This student-driven sports magazine program is one of the first original programs on the new Sooner Sports TV network in partnership with FOX Sports. The 30-minute program is recorded in front of a live audience airing on OU TV on Monday nights at 5 p.m. and on FOX Sports Oklahoma on Tuesday evenings.

Contact:
Advisor: Barry Orr
barryorr@ou.edu

SoonerVision HD

SoonerVision

SoonerVision is the in-house production arm for the OU Athletics department. Over 100 students help produce high-quality video and graphics for the Big Screen and jumbotron at football and basketball games as well as the SoonerSports.com website.

Contact:
Advisor: Brandon Meier
OU Athletics
bmeier@ou.edu

Student Media / Yearbook

Sooner Yearbook

Ranked one of the top yearbooks nationwide, Sooner focuses on capturing the year that was with storytelling packages of text, photos and design. From in-depth profiles on the faculty to stats about our famed sports teams and the latest campus news and events. This group also produces several magazine inserts for the OU Daily each year.

Contact:
Advisor: Seth Prince
sethprince@ou.edu