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