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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The purpose of SPARC [conversations] is to spread knowledge about intellectual subjects as well as gain different perspectives on social and political issues. The conference will aim to feature an even ratio of student speakers to non-student speakers, such as faculty, professionals, community members, etc. All speakers may share a perspective or story about a topic they are interested in. The purpose is to feature speakers that have a strong perspective and have done enough research in their topic to be a credible speaker.

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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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Young Writers of Cleveland

Encouraging Cleveland students to read and write! Young Writers of Cleveland (YWC) is a magazine that is written by students, for students to read. It consists of articles written by Cleveland area students ranging from kindergarten through High School age. The goal of this project is to motivate students to read and write, enhancing their learning in and out of school, and inspiring them to continue to do so by showing them that their work is appreciated and valued.

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Media Board Executive Body

Edith Barlin Profile

Edith Barlin

Noah Henriques Profile

Noah Henriques

Deputy Director of External Affairs
Nolan Sayer Profile

Nolan Sayer

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
Jonas Muhlenkamp Profile

Jonas Muhlenkamp

Shivangi Nanda Profile

Shivangi Nanda

Vice Chair
Justin Zimmerman Profile

Justin Zimmerman

Helen Treseler Profile

Helen Treseler

External Affairs Director


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