Communications Council recently selected the new communication organization heads for next school year.
Last Friday, Communications Council held interviews with applicants for several positions and chose the most qualified candidates for each, Executive Director for Student Involvement Greg Killoran said.
Positions were filled for Broadside literary magazine, the Edge student radio station and the Scout.
Junior English and Spanish major Melissa Wahl, the new editor of Broadside, said she hopes to make several changes to the magazine to raise more student awareness.
“I would really like to get more of campus involved with it,” she said. “I’m hoping to make it more like the Scout.”
Wahl has been involved with Broadside on the prose committee for the past two years and said she hopes to expand it to accommodate a wider variety of submissions.
“Hopefully we can change the formatting size to better incorporate things like art pieces,” she said. “I have a lot of ideas, but it will really all depend on the SABRC funding.”
Sophomore English secondary education major Pat Oldendorf was selected as the new editor-in-chief of the Scout. He has been on the Scout staff for two years as a copy editor, news editor and managing editor.
Oldendorf said he applied for editor because he thinks it is an important position and wants to continue improving the Scout.
“I think the Scout needs to utilize technology – like video and pictures online – to supplement the printed material,” he said.
Being accessible to other students on campus will be a main priority, Oldendorf said.
“I really want students to know that this is their paper,” he said. “There is sometimes a disconnect between the Scout and the students, and I want to close that gap by involving our readers more through things like online forums and article comments.”
Junior journalism major Louis Amberg was selected as station manager of the Edge.
He has been involved with the Edge for three years, first as a DJ and now as the station’s news manager.
“I wanted to get more involved because this is my favorite organization on campus,” he said. “It provides students with a creative outlet they wouldn’t have except in college.”
Amberg said his goals for the station include improving the ways students listen to the station.
“I really want to develop the Web site and make it the most popular place for students to listen,” he said. “I also want to do a lot with Channel 3.”
Other students who were appointed to positions are Mitchell Brann as business manager of the Scout and Melissa Schlesinger as operations manager of the Edge.
No applications were received for business manager of Broadside, but they are still being accepted until the position is filled, Killoran said.
“We may not do anything with the position this semester, but we could,” he said. “The good thing with Broadside is that unlike the Scout and the Edge, it doesn’t really get rolling until a bit into the semester, so we have some time early in the fall to fill the position.”