Ad2 Club, affiliated with the American Advertising Federation (AAF), is for students majoring in the advertising and public relations sequences. Club members meet regularly with AAF-ND, Fargo-Moorhead’s Ad Club, hold monthly speaker meetings, participate in the AAF-ND Pro-Am job shadow day and Portfolio Review Day, travel to national AAF conventions and engage in campus and community service projects.
Ad2 Club promotes experiential opportunities to help students excel beyond the classroom. It also fosters friendships, develops leadership skills, encourages professional development, and of course, has fun!
Blackfriars is the theatre student honor society and an MSUM service organization. This club coordinates social activities, banquets and field trips for students interested in theatre. Membership is open to all currently enrolled students, faculty, and staff of Minnesota State University Moorhead.
The Cinethusiasts is a group for filmmakers and film lovers dedicated to activities in film production, networking and screenings. Members attend film festivals, host an annual Academy Awards party, participate in the national 48 Hour Film Project and more.
Our goal for clubDesign is to enhance the verbal and visual communication between design students, the campus, and the community. We explore the methods of typographic and image problem solving through developing real projects that serve the campus and community. We are also an active forum for spreading the knowledge of art and design and involving anyone who is interested in this media.
We have started a few traditions as a club such as at the beginning of the year during the sidewalk café we are the table that does face painting! We also make our own Valentines Day cards and sell them during the week of Valentines Day to raise some fund for our club! We are currently working our cards.
We also keep track of big events going on through AIGA and attend them as a club to help build our portfolio and receive feedback from professionals in our area. It's a great opportunity to see what is out there in the design world and what to expect in the field.
The Film Loop is dedicated to film discussion, film criticism and debate. Members are encouraged to contribute to The Film Loop Journal and the college radio program. Discussions may include everything from animation to Hollywood remakes. We also invite students to present scripts or unfinished films for critique.
Ceramics Guild is a group of people from all different areas of study that come together to learn new ideas through clay. We reach out and communicate with people around campus and throughout the community. One of the volunteer projects we have done is Bethany Homes (an elderly living facility), we also donate to March of Dimes' Bowls for Babies, along with other opportunities that arise. We take trips to explore ceramic artists and to learn new clay processes. The Guild helps anyone who wants to learn about clay: throwing, handbuilding, firing, glazes etc. We encourage anyone who is interested in any techniques to join us and we will provide them access to learn and grow within this vast media.
The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) is affiliated with the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). MSUM’s PRSSA chapter sponsors professional speakers, promotes experiential opportunities and attends regional and national conferences. Students create newsletters, websites and other promotional materials, conduct fundraising campaigns and manage promotional events for clients such as Buffalo Wild Wings, United Blood Services and Boys and Girls Club.
Students compete nationally in the Bateman Case Study Competition, a yearlong research and execution campaign administered for a national client by PRSA. It allows students to apply classroom knowledge, experiential activities and internship experiences to create and implement a full public relations campaign. MSUM students often do well in these competitions.
MSUM’s PRSSA team placed 2nd in the 2010 national contest with the CW Television Network serving as the client for the PR campaign. Contestants developed a campus-based publicity campaign to promote the viewing of the network’s program, Vampire Diaries.
Mass communications students studying broadcast journalism, documentary journalism, multimedia journalism and photojournalism participate in the MSUM chapter of the Society for Professional Journalists, a national organization that promotes professional practices for student and working journalists.
Recent activities include sponsoring educational forums for journalists, students and the community to discuss the role of journalism, attending regional and national conferences, and competing nationally in journalism contests. SPJ promotes experiential opportunities to help students excel beyond the classroom. It also fosters friendships, develops leadership skills, encourages professional development, engages in community service projects, and of course, creates an environment to have fun!
The Works On Paper Guild focuses on cultivating a fun place to create prints and explore new processes. We make prints, books, t-shirts, share print ideas and view movies about printmaking. We send members to conferences, hold print sales biannually, and cultivate a welcoming atmosphere. Our members try to involve ourselves with national print exchanges. Most importantly, we gather as a group of printmakers who revitalize the meaning of printmaking. Many of our members are non-printmakers and we welcome all creative minds.