The Rider News
Rider's award-winning student newspaper is published on 22 Fridays during the academic year around campus and on the web. Students are responsible for all aspects of the publication, including selling advertisements; writing, editing,taking photos, and laying out the pages; submitting the paperto the printer in electronic form; and maintaining the website. Scholarship support is given to the executive editor and managing editor. The adviser is Dr. Dianne Garyantes.
In the spring of 2006, The Rider News won first place for General Excellence in the New Jersey Collegiate Press Association's annual awards, and first place in the Northeast states for Best All-Around Non-Daily Student Newspaper in the Society of Professional Journalists' contest.
To contact The Rider News, email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (609) 896-5256. The news office is in the basement of Ridge House.
The Rider University Network (R.U.N.)
The Rider University Network is a student organization that produces television programs in the Department of Communication and Journalism’s Television Studio. Programs are regularly broadcast on the campus network and are available everywhere online. Current productions include:
- News@Rider — a weekly half-hour of campus and community news.
- Candid Campbell — an informational session with the Dean of Students Anthony Campbell and other campus guests.
- On The Issues — a weekly sit-down interview program with important figures visiting the Rider University campus.
- What's Shakin — a half hour of local, campus and national entertainment news.
- WRRC Presents — a showcase of rock bands that are featured on the campus radio station. The program includes live studio performances and interviews with the band.
Scholarship support is given to the network's student producer.
107.7 The Bronc
The radio station broadcasts on a frequency of 107.7 MHz. Offering public-affairs programming along with entertainment shows that take advantage of an extensive music library, the station helps students polish both on-air and management skills. John Mozes is the General Manager. The WRRC-FM studios are on the ground floor of the Student Center; telephone (609) 896-5369 or (609) 896-5211.
Scholarship support is given to the station's general manager.
Rider Public Relations Society
This association supplements classroom and internship learning for public relations students through speakers, field trips and networking opportunities. Workshops on writing resumes and preparing for job interviews are held for members. Dr. Aaron J. Moore is adviser.
Lambda Pi Eta Honor Society
Lambda Pi Eta is the honor society of the National Communication Association (NCA). It works to recognize, foster and reward outstanding scholastic achievement in communication studies; to stimulate interest in the field of communication; to promote and encourage professional development among communication majors; to establish and maintain closer relationships and mutual understanding between communication studies faculty and students, and to explore options for graduate education in communication studies.
To be eligible for consideration for admission, applicants must have completed 60 semester credit hours (90 quarter credit-hours); have a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 3.3 for all courses taken; must be in the upper 35% of their institutional academic class; have a GPA for all communication studies courses taken of at least 3.3; have completed the equivalent of 12 semester credit-hours in communication studies; and currently be enrolled as a full-time student in good standing as determined by institutional policies. In addition, students should also display commitment to the field of speech communication, and all persons considered for membership shall exhibit high standards of personal and professional character and shall support the purposes of the honor society. Our department became a member of LPH in 1994. Dr. Dianne Garyantes, Dr. Minmin Wang and Dr. Yun Xia advise the chapter.
Rider Event Planning Club
Rider's Event Executives is a group dedicated to learning about the career options for those in the event planning industry. Through speakers and field trips, students are exposed to a number of professionals in the industry who offer their guidance and expertise. The group also helps students connect with local organizations looking for interns and student workers for various events. Dr. Aaron J. Moore is the adviser.