Student Teams & Organizations
K-State's Advertising Club is the only collegiate chapter of the American Advertising Federation (AAF) in the state of Kansas.
Members receive benefits from being part of a student organization on campus, and they also gain access to an AAF-only online student portal that includes job and internship opportunities as well as various educational events put on by professionals in the industry. The American Advertising Federation is the leading professional organization in the industry, so it provides students the benefit of including the membership on their resumes and having a direct connection to those working in the field.
Ad Club is involved with the AAF professional chapters out of Topeka and Kansas City. Ad Club promotes events that these two districts offer, such as "speed dating" among different agencies in one setting, and agency crawls where students can tour a variety of firms. Additionally, both the Topeka and Kansas City AAF offer scholarships to the KSU AAF members.
Dr. Anan Wan, email@example.com
Ambassadors - Media and Communication
Media and Communication Ambassadors represent the A.Q. Miller School in a professional, enthusiastic, and informed manner, interacting with a variety of audiences, including prospective students, alumni, current students, and faculty.
Ambassadors have the opportunity to learn and practice their skills as media professionals and strategic communicators through work in social media management and influencing, website and blog posting, email marketing, content creation through design and audio/video production, news release writing and promotional material development, event management and photography, providing campus tours, and more.
A call for applications for the next academic year begins each April.
- Receive one credit hour of internship experience for graduation.
- Receive a $500 scholarship award.
- Gain leadership and professional communication experience.
- Receive a department polo and other department-related merch.
Anne Bryant, firstname.lastname@example.org
Associated Press Sports Editors
The Associated Press Sports Editors (APSE) student chapter gives students whose passion is for sports journalism a place to develop skills, interests, and contacts in the field.
APSE has meetings and events throughout the school year, bringing in guests from local television and newspaper outlets, as well as nationally known reporters to give experience and information to club members.
Members have an opportunity to get their work noticed by professionals with the APSE national competition, and will create contacts to help them get internships and in the job search coming out of college. Run by students with a faculty advisor, members will also get leadership opportunities while they learn the ins and outs of the sports journalism world.
Andrew Smith, email@example.com
K-State Debate provides students with an opportunity to represent their school in fierce intellectual competition against students from across the country.
K-State Debate participates in both Policy Debate (NDT/CEDA) and British Parliamentary / Worlds style debate. We welcome debaters of all experience and skill levels.
Dr. Alex McVey, Director of Debate, firstname.lastname@example.org
William James Taylor, Assistant Director of Debate, email@example.com
Kappa Tau Alpha
Kappa Tau Alpha (KTA) is the National Honor Society for Journalism and Mass Communications. KTA is the seventh-oldest honor society in America and membership is by invitation only.
Graduating seniors and master’s students must rank in the upper 10% of their graduating class to earn an invitation to join as life-long members.
The 111-year-old honor society founded its 99th Chapter at K-State in 2021, named in honor of Dr. Louise Benjamin, former Ross Beach Chair in mass communications and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the K-State College of Arts and Sciences.
Lambda Pi Eta
Lambda Pi Eta is the honor society of the National Communication Association (NCA). The national undergraduate communication studies honor society, Lambda Pi Eta (LPH), was established at K-State in 2006. Members of Lambda Pi Eta work hard to promote and establish the importance of Communication.
Mock Trial offers an opportunity for aspiring attorneys and aspiring actors to form teams and prepare to try cases against other universities from across the country. Mock trial is a great activity for preparing students to think critically, communicate effectively, and work in a team.