Cutting Edge Facilities

Schnabel Hall is home to the Department of Communication; the campus radio station, WVUR; the campus television station, VUTV; the student newspaper, The Torch; and the campus yearbook, The Beacon.  It houses an industry-quality, 3-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 Department is a WSI client, and receives data feeds and weather graphics via satellite through two advanced graphics workstations.  Communication has strong program linkages with Valpo's Geography/Meteorology department.

  Non-Linear Editing  Studio
  TV Editing  Audio Editing 


The 36-watt campus radio station, WVUR, houses state-of-the-art production and Internet streamcasting facilities. WVUR is entirely student run. It has very active news and sports divisions, and broadcasts a wide range of music genres. Students positions are eagerly sought and competitive.



The weekly campus newspaper, The Torch, is entirely student run. News, editing, layout, editorial/opinion, and sports reporting positions are several of the areas attracting a wide range of students. The Torch has excellent desktop publishing facilities for layout.

Torch Office Torch Office Student in Torch Office


The campus yearbook, The Beacon, is also entirely student run and incoporates digital photography with desktop publishing.