The Communication and Fine Arts department offers numerous ways for students to become involved at Quincy University; a wide variety of majors and minors are offered, such as Public Relations, Journalism, Broadcasting, Sports and Professional Communication as well as Theater. For those students who would like to expand on their skills, or for those who would like to dabble in communication and fine arts, the department also offers a number of clubs and organizations. Below are three of the clubs associated with the communication and fine arts department.
Brother Sun, Sister Moon:
Brother Sun, Sister Moon (Drama Club) is a student-run organization that promotes the dramatic arts and live theatre while providing an outlet for innovative ideas to benefit the University community. We produce two shows a year featuring students and community members. BSSM has, in the last few years, produced shows such as “Rumors” by Neil Simon, “Sherlock’s Last Case” by Charles Marowitz, and “Phased Away” by Sidney Shackleton (a 2012 QU Graduate). Club members not only raise money to fund student productions, but they also volunteer in the Quincy community; recently the members have volunteered at and raised money for the local Special Olympics. Brother Sun, Sister Moon looks forward to meeting anyone interested in theatre and continues to stay connected to all alumni.
The Communication Club is an exciting way for both communication majors and others to learn more about different communication mediums and how to utilize them for future endeavors. Recently, the club provided an editing workshop where a few members of the club gave pointers to students on how to edit a variety of materials using different programs in QU’s computer lab. The newest project the club is working on, with the help of alumni, is an iPod application for the communication department. The club plans to add links to helpful websites, such as Moodle, as well as a document uploader. There will be several other items to add, such as degree checklists and course descriptions. All those who are interested are encouraged to come to a meeting.
Film Enthusiasts Club:
If you love film (and who doesn’t?) you’ll want to get involved with Quincy University’s Film Enthusiasts club. Students meet regularly to screen and discuss films chosen for a variety of reasons. Themes are often based on holidays, current events, popular film releases, or in partnership with another club. The Film Enthusiasts group meets on a weekly basis and on special occasions. From the serious to absurd, no genre is left untouched! The group also recently added an “Advisor’s Choice” screening where the club advisor (QU professor, independent filmmaker and film critic Travis Yates) personally chooses the film to screen and discuss. Other themes have included President’s Day weekend screenings, a Monty Python theme, and “A Weekend with the Aviators” event that partnered with QU’s Aviation Club.