School of Communication and the Arts
Center Field is an online publication published by the Marist College Center for Sports Communication. Students cover Marist's varsity and club sports in depth and are responsible for everything from reporting, writing, editing, shooting and producing written and video stories. The Center also hosts a podcast network containing about a dozen student-run shows on subjects varying from the NFL to fantasy football, general sports analysis and Premier League soccer.
Advisor: Leander Schaerlaeckens
Ethical Fashion Initiative
The Marist College Ethical Fashion Initiative sees fashion as a means for development and strives to provide support to local artisans and designers of the Hudson Valley area. The Marist EFI team consists of forward-thinking students that are dedicated to stimulating conversation and raising awareness for the sustainable fashion movement.
Advisor: Melissa Halvorson
FM/AM is a fully student-produced publication. Professional Lecturer of Fashion, Merchandising, and Sustainability Melissa Halvorson serves as instructor and editor. FM/AM is built into the academic structure of the Fashion Program; Halvorson teaches the courses “Writing for Fashion” every fall and “Magazine Production” in the spring. The magazine's mission is to present fashion thoughtfully. “Fashion is frequently misunderstood as being about ‘clothes,’ when in truth, it is about change, tension and innovation,” said Halvorson. “Students write about topics and people that can offer some insight into these complex ideas. Editorial decisions are made by consensus based on adherence to this mission.”
Students must apply to take the courses. “The ones who demonstrate high levels of professionalism and creativity apply for leadership positions that then serve as their capstone project during senior year,” Halvorson explained.
Advisor: Melissa Halvorson
Foxtalk is an annual publication created by students in the School of Communication and the Arts. This magazine features stories about both student and faculty accomplishments.
The Marist Band involves approximately 120 students performing in a variety of ensembles. The namesake and largest of these ensembles is the Marist Band. The band performs full symphonic concert programs of standard band literature, tours nationally, prepares a half-time show each Fall for performance at home football games, performs at Marist home basketball games and at the MAAC Basketball Championship Tournament. Membership in this large ensemble provides the student the opportunity to also participate in the Brass Ensemble, Flute Choir, Jazz Foxes, Percussion Ensemble, Wind Symphony, and Woodwind Ensemble. Other ensembles that flourish under the 'umbrella' of the Marist Band include Chamber Strings, Guitar Ensemble, Handbell Choir, and String Orchestra.
Advisors: Arthur B. Himmelberger & Mike Napolitano
The Marist Circle is at the core of a long history of student-run campus media. The Greystone Gazette, Marist's first-ever student newspaper, was published in 1941, and while the newspaper has undergone name changes and the college and technology have transformed, the Circle upholds the tradition of a newspaper produced by students, for students. Today's Circle has online and print editions, and publishes the annual "For the Record,'' which highlights the accomplishments of the "best and brightest'' students at Marist. Any undergraduate student interested in journalism and willing to work is encouraged to get involved.
Advisor: Kathy McNulty
Marist Fashion Inc.
Extracurricular to the Fashion Program at Marist College is Fashion Inc., a club for any student interested in learning more about the industry of fashion. Fashion Inc. brings students with a common desire together with social events relating to the fashion industry as well as with a variety of community service options.
Advisor: Jennifer Finn
Marist Game Society
Marist Game Society is a club for Marist College students who have an interest in and/or love of gaming. It's a community for the hardcore fans as well as the casual fans, and of course for the aspiring game developers here at Marist. It's a place for you to come hang out with friends, talk about games, play games, and maybe even make a couple.
NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY: that's what the club is for--to help YOU learn what you need to know.
Advisor: Karen Schrier
The Marist College Singers involves about 160 students performing in a variety of ensembles.
Singers, the general choir, performs full choral concerts, ranging from classical to popular literature, touring both nationally and internationally. Singers is also the centerpiece of Marist College's annual December Ecumenical Service, Lessons & Carols. Membership in Singers provides students the opportunity to audition for membership in some of our smaller ensembles. Singers may audition for Chamber Choir, our advanced ensemble, at the beginning of each semester. Ranging from 20-26 voices, this select choir, has performed at music festivals in Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Washington, DC and Puerto Rico. Additionally, members of this ensemble have participated in World Choral Festivals in Kansas City, MO and Salzburg, Austria.
The Marist Chapel Choir, prepares music for Sunday evening Mass at the campus chapel on a purely passionate and voluntary basis. The Marist Gospel Choir prepares a monthly praise and worship service, also on a voluntary basis.
The all-male Time-Check, all-female Sirens, and co-ed Enharmonics are highly selective a cappella groups, that hold auditions each semester. The three groups perform at a wide array of on and off campus functions throughout the year.
Advisors: Sarah Williams & Mike Napolitano
Marist College Television (MCTV) is a student run, student produced television station on the Marist campus. Producing a diversity of shows in the realm of news, entertainment, and sports since the 1980s. MCTV, as a club, strives to produce professional content, maintain a positive relationship with the student body and the faculty, and works towards the mission of making Marist a better place to go to school.
National Retail Federation Student Association
The NRF student association provides students interested in retail careers with unique educational and scholarship programs, networking opportunities, and access to the latest industry news and research. Along with dozens of other schools from across the country, NRF's University Members can offer an unlimited number of student’s membership to the NRF Student Association.
The NRFSA is recognized by top retailers as the source for tomorrow’s retail leaders.
Follow us on Instagram: NRFSAmarist
Advisor: Jennifer Finn
North Road Communications
North Road Communications (NRC) is Marist College's student-run Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) firm. North Road Communications contains more than 50 members that consist of the Leadership team, Account Executives, Account Coordinators, Creative Designers, and our own internal Publicity team. Over the years, NRC has assisted many non-profit organizations with media relations, social media, research and strategic communications, and event planning.
NRC provides students with the world, hands-on client experience who are interested in entering the public relations, advertising, business, marketing and art fields. NRC begins recruiting new members in November and April. All recruits are required to submit an application and fill out a brief questionnaire about their previous experiences and interest in NRC. We highly encourage all prospective members to follow NRC on social media (@NorthRoadComm) to receive updates on all things NRC and the application process.
North Road Communications meets every Wednesday from 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm in Lowell Thomas. For more information on NRC and our clients please visit our website.
Advisor: LB Greenan
Public Relations Student Society of America
The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) is a pre-professional organization whose mission is to "serve our members by enhancing their knowledge of public relations and providing access to professional development opportunities" and to "serve the public relations profession by helping to develop highly qualified, well-prepared professionals."
As a member, you can obtain access to exclusive PRSSA opportunities:
- Internships & job positions
- Scholarships & awards
- National events, including the National Conference & regional activities
- Professional development
The Marist Chapter coordinates multiple guest speakers, community service events, and fundraisers each semester along with a larger event such as a New York City agency tour or a networking event. The Chapter has received the Star Chapter Award from PRSSA National five consecutive years running. This award is given to Chapters that "provide programming and relationship building opportunities for students." It "is becoming the gold standard for Chapters trying to achieve excellence." In addition, the Chapter was also awarded Club of the Year during the 2017-2018 academic year by the Marist Student Government Association.
Advisor: Amanda Damiano
The Society of Professional Journalists
Marist College hosts a chapter of the national Society of Professional Journalists, a national organization for journalists "dedicated to encouraging the free practice of journalism and stimulating high standards of ethical behavior." Marist SPJ publishes a newsletter about national news for Marist students; engages in investigative reporting projects; hosts film screenings, guest speakers, and workshops; and takes tours of newsrooms including The Wall Street Journal, WNYC, The New York Daily News, and The New York Times. Undergraduate students can get a special deal on membership in the national organization.
Advisor: Kevin Lerner