Student Media Summer Camp
Attend a Student Media Summer Camp at Saint Xavier University! Open to incoming high school freshmen through graduating seniors. Students can participate in one or both of the camps. Students will create their own edition of The Xavierite, Saint Xavier's student newspaper and program their own radio broadcasts.
Since 2003, WXAV 88.3FM has won more than two dozen Illinois Broadcasting Association Student Silverdome Awards, including 1st Place in Best Radio Live Game Sports Broadcast in 2012 and 2nd place for Best Radio Series or Documentary for an episode of Veteran Matters. In 2010, WXAV was named as one of the 40 Best Low Wattage Radio Stations in the country by Paste magazine. WXAV was on of the first stations to participate in the annual and international College Radio Day in 2011. WXAV became affiliated with PRX, the Public Radio Exchange media company in 2013. WXAV has between 15,000 and 40,000 unique listeners online every month.
The Xavierite has won more than a dozen Illinois College Press Association Awards, including 1st Place in Best Features Page Design in 2012. Students report on SXU campus news, athletics and national events that effect the SXU community. Students incorporate new digital technology into their online stories. The Xavierite is a weekly publication that comes out 24 times a year. The newspaper is completely written and edited by Saint Xavier students. In 2013, The Xavierite launched a joint website with WXAV: sxustudentmedia.com.
- Camp is open to all incoming high school freshman through graduating seniors.
- Students will create and oversee their own edition of The Xavierite and program their own radio broadcasts.
- They will have full access to WXAV and The Xavierite offices and equipment.
- They will participate in sessions with media industry professionals, along with Saint Xavier University communication professors, staff and students.
- After participating in the SXU Student Media Summer Camp, students will be able to:
- Describe and identify broadcasting and journalism terminology
- Develop broadcasting and journalism skills
- Identify ethical concerns in broadcasting and journalism
- Produce original work in broadcasting or journalism
2016 Student Media Summer Camp Dates
Monday through Friday, July 11-15
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day
Monday through Friday, July 18-22
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day
Note: Students can dress casually and are asked to bring a bag lunch Monday through Thursday. Lunch will be provided Friday.
More Information and Registration
Registrations costs are as follows:
- Both weeks: $275
- Single week: $150
For more information and to register, please view our 2016 Student Media Summer Camps (PDF). There you will find our registration form to be submitted to the Director of Student Media, Peter Kreten. If you have any additional questions, please contact Peter Kreten at 773-298-3375 or firstname.lastname@example.org.