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Communication studies department students have diverse opportunities to explore their interests:
- The Whitworthian
The Whitworthian newspaper staff members have received regional and national awards for outstanding reporting, design, interactive web content, and photojournalism.
Whitworth.fm offers alternative music both in internet webcast and over the airwaves.
Natsihi yearbook staff members repeatedly have been honored for by their publishing house for excellent writing and design.
Students interested in public speaking and debating have helped the forensics team win regional and national tournaments. The Ethics Bowl team has also won the regional and national bowl competitions.
- Service Learning
Students have the opportunity to apply what they are learning in the classroom through service-learning projects. Public relations students have created fundraising programs for Young Life and developed Bloomsday promotional programs to increase the number of volunteers at Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery. Organizational communication students meet with community service agencies and review grant applications as part of a campus philanthropy project.