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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Dear COM, PCOM and COM 105 students,

VOTE TODAY!!! Symbolizing civic duty and community engagement, COM 352: Election Campaign Communication, is holding the Inaugural Run to the Polls event TODAY, October 30, bringing members of the UNCW-area community together as they run, walk, or bike from campus to the Board of Elections to take part in early voting together. Run to the Polls will offer entertainment, food and prizes, as well as feature Mayor Bill Saffo, who will open the event at 5:15 p.m. The event seeks to encourage the UNCW-area community to become informed, engaged voters. Registration tables will be held around campus up until the event’s date; cost is free with an optional upgrade fee of $5 for T-shirt and reception. Check out Run to the Poll’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for specified times. Participants can also register day-of event. For more information on participation in this event, contact Dr. Jennifer Brubaker, 962-7869 or brubakerj@uncw.edu.


Calling ALL Communication Majors!

Have you worked on a film or written a film focused research paper during your time at UNCW? If so, Visions Film Festival & Conference is now accepting submissions for short films and research paper presentation proposals. If your work is selected, it will be showcased at the 5th annual Visions Film Festival & Conference on April 17, 2015 in Lumina Theater.

Find out more information about how to submit, rules, and deadlines at http://visionsfilm.org.

Also, like Visions on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/visionsfilm , to stay up to date on all the Visions’ happenings!


Take a Survey Maybe Win a Prize! Take TEAL TV’s survey and you might win spooktacular prizes. You can take it Here: http://goo.gl/forms/RDcOZzawHM


In COM Studies, you are frequently asked, "What's your area of focus in COM?" On Mon., Nov. 3, the Communication Studies Society will host a panel, "Media Relations: It's Complicated." which will examine the relationship between two of our major's popular fields of interest, public relations and news media/media production. How do professionals in different fields with different goals communicate with each other? What makes the relationship between news and PR tenuous, and how might we improve that relationship? The panel will give students a chance to learn more about both fields of study and opportunities to network with professionals from Time Warner Cable News, StarNews Media, WECT, Sweeney Public Relations & Marketing, and BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina. The event is open to the general public and will be held at 6:00 pm in Leutze Hall 143. Contact Ms. Jennifer Chin at chinj@uncw.edu if you have questions about the panel.


The Moore Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (MURAP) invites applications for a ten-week paid summer research internship for undergraduate students (rising juniors or rising seniors at the end of this academic year).The program will be held from May 24-July 30, 2015 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.The MURAP program seeks to prepare talented and motivated students from racially and ethnically diverse backgrounds, or those with a proven commitment to diversity, for graduate study and academic careers in fields in the humanities, social sciences and fine arts. The program provides students with a stipend and a rigorous research experience under the guidance of a UNC faculty mentor. To access an application and for additional information about MURAP please visit our website at http://murap.unc.edu/ or contact Antonio D. Alanís, Program Coordinator, murap@unc.edu


Are you a 2 percenter? An article on PR Daily reported that less than two percent of adults have had any formal training in listening. Remember taking COM 101 Public Speaking? Remember chapter 4? Did you take COM 220 yet? If you have taken these classes (and some others) then you’ve had some training in listening. Use it! It’s a valued skill, and those that do it well are viewed very positively by others. Check out some more fun facts here, http://www.prdaily.com/Main/Articles/Listening_facts_you_never_knew_14645.aspx

Peace out,

Dr. Olsen, Chair

Communication Studies

Key Dates for COM and PCOM:

Pre-Registration Opens: Monday, November 03. Check and read your emails regarding advising sessions.


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