Spring Arbor University's Department of Communication and Media

Spring Arbor University's Department of Communication and Media "Our departmental mission mandates the cultivation of faithful stewardship of communication graces." - Dr. Paul Patton We accomplish our mission by helping students produce, publish and perform original work that is both ethical and effective.
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Even though we have seven undergraduate majors, there is a strong sense of community fostered by department-wide programs, collaborative projects and shared course requirements. SAU offers majors and minors in the following programs: Advertising and Public Relations Broadcasting Communication Studies Cross-Cultural Communication (minor only) Drama Professional Writing Speech Video/Film Visual Communication (major only)

Mission: Our mission is to prepare credible, creative Christian professionals for a world where the mastery of communication skills and technologies is essential.

Operating as usual

Senior seminar 2020
10/10/2020

Senior seminar 2020

10/03/2020
Spring Arbor University

Spring Arbor University

Former SAU faculty member Dr. Paul Patton performs a dramatic reading of scripture from the book of James for #SAUHomecoming2020!

Spring Arbor University Alumni & Friends
10/02/2020

Spring Arbor University Alumni & Friends

Be sure to check out our website for all the links or just hop on here and we will be posting them throughout the day. www.arbor.edu/alumni/homecoming/

Spring Arbor University Alumni & Friends
10/01/2020

Spring Arbor University Alumni & Friends

Join us for our virtual homecoming this Saturday at 4:00 p.m. to watch Dr. Paul Patton's enlivened scripture reading from the book of James.

09/30/2020

While we are not able to meet in person for Com Con this fall we can still gather digitally. This month Wally Metts and Quentin Schultze share insights into Servant Communication. Listen to the end for how to get your name in the hat for a giveaway! #saucomcon

89.3 The Arbor
09/17/2020

89.3 The Arbor

Meet Michael! (Visual Communication/Digital Media at SAU) Be sure to give Michael a virtual 🤚 when listening to Breakaway each night from 8-10 📻

89.3 The Arbor
09/10/2020

89.3 The Arbor

Our students are excited for what’s to come! Listen on-air in south-central Michigan starting September 22!

Having fun promoting our extra curricular programs at the lo-down today! You could work on a film crew, write & design s...
08/31/2020

Having fun promoting our extra curricular programs at the lo-down today! You could work on a film crew, write & design stories for The Pulse, or be on air at 106.9 HOME.fm!

Spring Arbor University
05/19/2020
Spring Arbor University

Spring Arbor University

SAU is excited to launch the online Master of Education in Trauma and Resiliency program! This innovative program will equip teachers to understand the impact of trauma on students and to learn essential social-emotional teaching strategies for the classroom and beyond!

Learn more: https://bit.ly/35XhtAS.

05/16/2020
SAU Class of 2020 | Senior Tribute

In place of the traditional commencement activities #SAUComMedia is delighted to have produced this senior tribute for all the Spring Arbor University spring 2020 seniors. We hope these reflections provide a heartfelt send off to all of those we can’t be with today!

We are very excited to congratulate our graduating class of 2020 on all of their achievements! Although we wish we could celebrate them in person, we have pu...

89.3 The Arbor
05/15/2020

89.3 The Arbor

Congratulations to our class of 2020 Senior Broadcasters! 🎓👩‍🎓👨‍🎓 @jubilee_jackson @stagesandpages121

Despite the current events #SAUComMedia is staying busy helping to turn traditionally in person events into virtual ones...
05/13/2020

Despite the current events #SAUComMedia is staying busy helping to turn traditionally in person events into virtual ones.

89.3 The Arbor
05/10/2020

89.3 The Arbor

🎙Student Broadcaster Highlight


Tory Hyde is a Visual Communications Major who loves the community feel at SAU. Her favorite Bible verse is Acts 20:24 and she loves listening to For King and Country!
#GrowingYourFaith Victoria Hyde

05/09/2020
Spring Arbor University Alumni & Friends

Spring Arbor University Alumni & Friends

Happy Friday! Join Associate Professor of Communication Mary Darling, as she leads us in a simple, yet powerful spiritual practice.

05/04/2020
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This week #AlmostChapel pays tribute to Porchfest, including Paul Patton's delivery of the latest addition from the Fertility Cult Hymnbook Committee.

May the fourth be with you! This Almost Chapel contains lightsaber battles, the brandy bunch , and it's porchfest. Special thanks to this weeks guests: The P...

05/01/2020
Spring Arbor University
04/27/2020

Spring Arbor University

In times of uncertainty, we all must prioritize our mental health and wellness. That’s why SAU’s Department of Student Development and Success has teamed up with Holton Health and Wellness Services to provide tips on how to manage stress and reduce anxiety: https://bit.ly/2xIBMVO

04/18/2020
The ULTIMATE Canon M6 Mk ii Review

Check out this camera review by #SAUComMedia Video/Film alum Tyler Thorne!

The much anticipated video is finally here. The ULTIMATE Canon M6 Mk ii Review. The more I use this camera the more I really like it! High Quality in such a ...

Michigan State University College of Communication Arts & Sciences
04/07/2020

Michigan State University College of Communication Arts & Sciences

Contents of a Zoom meeting:

#MondayMorning #RemoteLearning #WorkFromHome #TeachFromHome

04/04/2020
Grip Rigs

Grip Rigs

Animated version of film crew in quarantine.
By @robertas_neve
Music and sound by @eoncheese


Visit GripSupport.com for more from the grip community!

Lending a Helping Hand
04/03/2020
Lending a Helping Hand

Lending a Helping Hand

By Sarah Williams During Spring Arbor University’s (SAU) spring break, SAU students went on mission trips to Guatemala, Las Vegas and North Carolina. Post-Undergraduate Outreach Ministry Intern…

"I learned some things during my recent bout with COVID 19." - Wally Metts
04/02/2020
a tale of two texts

"I learned some things during my recent bout with COVID 19."
- Wally Metts

It’s good to remember that our illusions of control seldom serve us well. There was nothing I could do. No calls to make, no pills to take, no one to blame, no shortcut to take.

Setting up in the #SAUComMedia studios for “Deeper, Quarantine Edition”. Join us tonight to worship with the chapel band...
03/18/2020

Setting up in the #SAUComMedia studios for “Deeper, Quarantine Edition”. Join us tonight to worship with the chapel band and hear a message from our Chaplain Brian Kono.

Follow the link to see us live at 8pm tonight! https://livestream.com/springarboru

03/17/2020
Almost Chapel // March 16, 2020

Things are quite different around campus at the moment, but some things still persist. Who says you can’t have Almost Chapel without Chapel?

Classes are online, and so is this weeks Chapel! This Almost Chapel contains hand sanitizer, housing options, and a devotional from Brian Kono. ♥ The Almost ...

#SAUComMedia is keeping busy assisting faculty across our campus in recording video content for their new online classes...
03/16/2020

#SAUComMedia is keeping busy assisting faculty across our campus in recording video content for their new online classes. We are happy to share our resources and expertise in this unique time.

We are thrilled to have been apart of the Wolf Tree Film festival a few weeks ago in Marshall,MI. Our student produced s...
02/04/2020

We are thrilled to have been apart of the Wolf Tree Film festival a few weeks ago in Marshall,MI. Our student produced short film “Sadie Hawkins” won best student film!

You can watch Sadie Hawkins along with our other films here: vimeo.com/249834552

01/11/2020
Spring Arbor University

Spring Arbor University

Calla Webster, recently graduated with a communication studies degree, is grateful for the professional confidence the program instilled in her and the versatile skills she acquired while attending SAU.

We excited for Will Shoot For Credit - Fall 2019 tonight in White Auditorium! Doors open at 6:00pm, films start at 6:30p...
12/11/2019

We excited for Will Shoot For Credit - Fall 2019 tonight in White Auditorium! Doors open at 6:00pm, films start at 6:30pm.

Will Shoot For Credit - Fall 2019 is next week! Stay tuned for a sneek peek at movie posters and a teaser trailer in the...
12/04/2019

Will Shoot For Credit - Fall 2019 is next week! Stay tuned for a sneek peek at movie posters and a teaser trailer in the next few days!

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