University Media Board

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About Us

The University Media Board fosters responsible forums of student expression through a variety of media covering writing, photography, cinematography, film, and radio. Groups that fall under the University Media Board include The Athenian, Case Reserve Review, Discussions, Film Society, CWRU Footlighters, LUX, The Observer, Studio 300, SPARC[conversations], WRUW-91.1FM, and Young Writers of Cleveland.

Media Board Organizations

The Athenian

The Athenian first began in the year 2000, started by a couple undergraduates who thought they were funnier than everybody else. Since the early days, The Athenian has grown into a publication featuring satire, comics, anecdotal humor, silly humor, black humor, irony, self-depreciation, and spelling errors. The Athenian is so named because the Case Western Reserve University mascot is the "Spartans", and thus, being the smart asses we are, we chose the name of one of Sparta's rival cities from back in the day. We're The Athenian, we're CWRU's official student humor magazine, and we're proud keep making people laugh (or at least smirk a little) since 2000.

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LED: Literature, Editing, and Design

To represent the literary voices of students in and outside Case Western Reserve.

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Our journal is entirely peer-reviewed and produced by students. Our mission is to publish the best undergraduate research from across the nation. We aspire to connect our readers with new ideas that spark conversations.

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Film Society

The Film Society has been providing the students of CWRU with a place to relax at the end of the week. We show good movies and sell concessions for prices that won't break your bank. Our schedules offer a variety of films through each semester to cater to a broad array of students and community members.

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The CWRU Footlighters is a group dedicated to bringing musical theatre to the students of Case Western Reserve University and the surrounding community. Operating under Media Board, the Footlighters perform both big-name shows (such as Legally Blonde: The Musical, Into the Woods, and Little Shop of Horrors) as well as lesser known shows (Company, Merrily We Roll Along, etc.). From directing, designing, and acting to playing in the pit, building the stage, and managing, the Footlighters is a completely and exclusively student-run and student-produced group founded in 1998.

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The LUX Yearbook works over the course of the academic year to produce a quality yearbook that details university events, student organizations, campus life, athletics, Greek Life and other important facets of Case Western Reserve. The book is available to all students, faculty, staff and administration, and serves as a comprehensive resource into the history and evolution of the university. It is currently the only publication at CWRU that provides a condensed history of student life.

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The Observer

The Observer is the weekly campus newspaper of Case Western Reserve University. We report news affecting or involving students and provide an editorial forum for the university community.

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Studio 300

Studio 300 (formerly known as Rough Rider Productions) is a University Media Board organization that exists to foster responsible expression through video ideation, creation, production, distribution, and consulting, primarily for Case Western Reserve University and the surrounding community.

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WRUW 91.1 FM is the campus radio station of Case Western Reserve University, located in the University Circle section of Cleveland, Ohio. WRUW is a non-profit, commercial free, all volunteer staffed radio station. WRUW operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year. Although WRUW is the student radio station of Case, numerous community volunteers and alumni are involved, giving WRUW a continuity not found in most college radio stations.

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Just in Case - A CWRU Podcast

CWRU Podcast is a club with the mission to give the CWRU community a platform to share their work, perspectives, and experiences with others. As well as to expose others to all the exciting and impactful experiences that occur here at Case.

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A group for those interested in operating amateur ("ham") radio or in getting an amateur radio license. They provide information to individuals and groups in the University and community with regards to good radioelectronics design principles and good radio operating practices.

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Players Theatre Group

Players' Theatre Group (PTG) is a performance group which allows undergraduates the unique experience of taking charge of all aspects of theatrical performances. The shows we perform are student proposed, directed, produced, and performed. PTG is heavily involved in theatre on Case's campus and is the premiere student-run theatre group.

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We are Case Western Reserve University's premier short-form musical improvisational comedy troupe. Throughout the semester, IMPROVment brings comedy to the CWRU community with performances at our Maltz Performing Arts Center as well as other venues in the Cleveland area.

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Media Board Executive Body

Gloria Liu Profile

Gloria Liu

Shivangi Nanda Profile

Shivangi Nanda

Vice Chair
Aaron Bilow Profile

Aaron Bilow

Jonas Muhlenkamp Profile

Jonas Muhlenkamp

Helen Treseler Profile

Helen Treseler

External Affairs Director
Noah Henriques Profile

Noah Henriques

Deputy Director of External Affairs
Kristin Urig Profile

Kristin Urig

Director of DOSA Student Centers
JohnPatrick O’Hagan Profile

JohnPatrick O'Hagan

Associate Director of Engagement at DOSA Student Centers


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