Beginning freshman year, communication students have access to the department’s superb facilities for television production, video and audio editing, radio production, news writing, and digital design.
Schnabel Hall is home to the communication department and related student media outlets:
Schnabel Hall houses an industry-quality, three-camera digital teleproduction studio with teleprompters; a separate weather studio featuring WSI weather graphics; a 20-Mac workstation non-linear (digital) video/audio lab, and a digital sound editing suite. The editing facilities allow for complex student video and audio productions.
The communication department is a WSI client and receives data feeds and weather graphics via satellite through two advanced graphics workstations. Communication has strong program connections with Valpo’s geography and meteorology department.
On-Campus Radio Station
The 36-watt campus radio station, WVUR, houses state-of-the-art production and Internet streamcasting facilities. WVUR is entirely student run. It has active news and sports divisions and broadcasts a wide range of music genres. Student positions are eagerly sought and competitive.
News and Design Facilities
Valpo has excellent desktop publishing and digital photography facilities used by the weekly campus newspaper, The Torch, and the campus yearbook, The Beacon. Both organizations are entirely student run and provide additional opportunities for students to develop their skills and a portfolio of work.