The Department of Communication Studies held another successful COM Studies Day on March 18. Ten alumni returned to participate on two alumni panels. Students learned about the variety of careers they can pursue with a COM degree. Networking opportunities connected students with alumni and local professionals. Current COM students participated throughout as hosts and production crew for the live panels. A business attire fashion show coordinated by students featured student models sporting interview styles and tips, and IMC students also covered the day through live blogging and Twitter in an applied learning initiative.
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“Travels in Vermeer” by UNCW Professor Michael White is a finalist for a Firecracker Award in the Creative Non-fiction category.
A group of UNCW students has created a new production, based on the time-honored art of storytelling, to focus on social justice. The students, enrolled in a communications studies course taught by associate professor Julie-Ann Scott, will premiere “Just Us: Our Stories of Social Justice,” at 7 p.m., April 5, in Leutze Hall, Room 125, on the UNCW campus. A subsequent performance is scheduled for 7 p.m., April 19, at Old Books on Front Street, 249 N. Front St., Wilmington. Both shows are free and open to the public.
Saturday April 16th from 10 AM to 2 PM for our Inaugural CAS Open House. Specific events include a marine animal touch tank, a fossil sifting exhibit, musical performances, art showcases, on-camera performance taught by students and much more! This family friendly event is open to the public and is free of charge.
The UNCW Marine Mammal Stranding Team was contacted to get more information about manatees in our area. William McLellan (Research Associate, Biology and Marine Biology) noted that while it is now quite common to see manatees in this area during the summer and fall, it would be fairly rare for a manatee to be in the coastal waters of North Carolina in March
Varadarajan joined the UNC faculty in 2003 and teaches graduate and undergraduate courses. He has been the recipient of a UNCW Chancellor's Teaching Excellence Award, a Distinguished Teaching Professorship Award and a Discere Aude mentoring award.