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Thursday, November 12, 2015

Dear COM and PCOM Majors,

I know you’re busy! But take about 90 seconds or so to skim these headlines and read the ones that interest you. You might get a great idea for a final paper, a great way to relieve stress or even some scholarship money.


Do you want to learn about what you can do with a COM degree? Then come out to the Communication Studies Society’s alumni panel on Monday, November 16 at 6:00 p.m. in Leutze Hall 143. Four COM grads will talk about their post-grad experiences and classes they took when they were students. This is a great way to get a small sampling of the opportunities waiting for future COM grads and to exercise those networking skills.

Panelists include:

Joy Ellis (2013)

Project Specialist


Tiffani Idol (2010)

Residence Coordinator

UNCW Housing and Residence Life

Jessica Pham (2014)

Event Coordinator

Brooklyn Arts Center

Stacey Pinno (2013)

General Assignment Reporter


For more information, please contact Tabitha Barth (tcb2012@uncw.edu).


Public speaking peer coaching is now available in the University Learning Center! Here is a link to the Public Speaking Services Web page. Check out Meet Our Tutors:


And, just a reminder to those who say “I’m a COM major, I don’t need coaching… ummm, Michael Jordan needing coaching. Embrace the opportunity to get better!


Donna Hicks, who has served as a facilitator during international conflicts and as a consultant to major business and government organizations, will speak about dignity at the University of North Carolina Wilmington at 6:00 p.m. Nov. 17. The event, part of the Women and Global Leadership series, will be in Lumina Theater, inside the Fisher Student Center. Admission is free to the public and the UNCW community. Find out a bit more about here and see her TEDx talk here: http://drdonnahicks.com/


Check out what your classmates are doing! WingSpan: relevant, informative, original

Produced by students, for the public Fridays at noon on www.uncwingspan.com

Mondays & Wednesdays 6pm on TLN.

Follow us! @UNCWingSpan


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Deadline Approaching!! Unenlightened Women Need Not Apply: The Network of enlightened Women, known as NeW, is pleased to share a scholarship essay contest for your students. NeW is now accepting submissions for the 2015 Scholarship Essay Contest through November 15, 2015 with scholarships up to $1,000 and an opportunity to be published.

The purpose of the scholarship contest is to expand intellectual diversity and to inspire college women to reflect on campus culture. If you are interested please follow the link for more information: http://enlightenedwomen.org/essay-contest/

The First Place winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship and the chance to have her work published. Second Place will receive a $500 scholarship.


Belize is Waiting For YOU! COM (Dr. O. and Kara Inman) are leading a one-credit study abroad to Belize. The adventure will satisfy EBC. If you are full time in the Spring you don’t pay anything more for tuition. Follow the link for more information! www.uncw.edu/com/documents/Belize2016.pdf


International Education Week will take place from Monday, Nov. 16 - Friday, Nov. 20. We will kick off the week with our opening reception on Monday, Nov. 16 at 4:00 p.m. in the Clocktower Lounge. You can find a full listing of the week’s events online at: http://www.uncw.edu/international/abroad/documents/iewposter2015.pdf


The Ancients had core skills to. I was doing some research for a talk on virtues and found a short article by a teacher named Mark Edmundson in which he summarized all the ancient virtues into basically three core virtues: Courage, Compassion, and Contemplation. That’s a pretty concise and powerful list. Are you courageous—do you try to do new things that are important to your growth or another larger cause? Are you caring and empathetic to others. And do you work on the inner journey of contemplation to examine your motives, your character, your aspirations and such? As we get ready for Thanksgiving Break, take some time on the drive home to think on these things. Maybe it’s time to talk with Uncle Ray even though he scares you or let your cousin Ginny know that you’re there for her. Just a thought.

Stay curious my friends!

Dr. Olsen, Chair

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