Weekly COM News Bulletin

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Dear COM, PCOM and COM 105 students,

There is a TON of important and cool stuff in this week’s edition.  Do yourself a favor: get a smoothie or a sweet tea and sip and read!!! 


"This Friday is going to ROCK! The 8th annual Rock for a Cure breast cancer benefit is finally here! Join us TOMORROW, Friday, October 17th at 6 p.m. on the rooftop of the Reel Café. The night will be filled with great music from fellow COM major, Perry James DeLuke and UNCW faculty band, the Schoolboys. There will be a raffle featuring some amazing prizes from local businesses such as Islands, Freaker USA, Gold’s Gym, Chick-Fil-A, and many more! For all you country music fans, we will be auctioning off items such as autographed merchandise from Scotty McCreery and Josh Turner. More into sports? Our auction will also include an autographed helmet from VT head coach, Frank Beamer and cornhole boards perfect for your next game day. All of these awesome prizes are only a few of the items we will be giving away at the event. Even if you’re unable to attend, we will be selling raffle tickets up until the night of, for an iPad Mini! This will surely be a night you do not want to miss! Admission is only $5.00; a small cost for making a huge difference! For more information, check out our website at http://uncw.edu/rockforacure!"

And check out some of the local press coverage!

Lumina News:





PCOM advising begins on October 20th.

PCOM Students - the PCOM Advising Notice has been sent twice. If you don't see it in your mailbox please check your junk mail for an email from PCOMTeam. If you still can’t find it ask a friend or email PCOMTeam@uncw.edu.

We’ve decorated for Halloween and have candy for PCOM students to enjoy while they wait to meet with an advisor. Check out #PCOMAdv on Twitter and Instagram for pictures taken while waiting - we have a few from last night.

University College Students (freshman/sophomores who haven’t declared a major) you have received email(s) from your University College (UC) advisor. Follow the instructions they sent to make an appointment with them. Even if you are thinking about Communication Studies as a major you must meet with your UC advisor this semester.

Are you thinking about changing your major to Communication Studies? Then follow the instructions available here: http://uncw.edu/com/advising/documents/changemajorhandout.pdf

The handout includes when Ms. Bulger is available to meet with you to discuss the major and how to prepare.

Remember to check out #PCOMAdv for the great pictures and advice from past PCOM Students.

For all students - if your advisor requires you to bring a printed printer friendly degree audit bring that version. You may have to turn off your pop-up blockers. If you print your audit and there are graphs at the top then you haven’t printed the printer friendly version and the advisors can’t advise you with that version.


"INTERNSHIPS, we all need them, we all want them, and we all struggle with finding them. LOOK NO FURTHER, CSS can help! Monday, October 20th in LH 143, Communication Studies Society has the honor of hosting Ms. Tammy Bulger to talk about all things Internship! Bring yourself, your questions, and get ready to learn from the best! See you at 6:00 p.m. sharp!"


Speaking of Internships: The Scripps Howard Foundation Semester in Washington program is seeking interns for Spring and Summer 2015. Interns cover Washington and may also report for campus, hometown or other news organizations. Interns work with an experienced editor to choose, report and edit stories. Interns produce multimedia stories using social media, blogs, online stories, videos and slideshows. This is a paid internship with free housing in furnished apartments. Apply at www.shfwire.com. Click on “apply” and “reporting internship”


Fifth Annual Entrepreneurship Week
UNCW’s fifth annual Entrepreneurship Week will take place October 20th through the 24th. This year features a video series profiling Jeff Bezos, Howard Schultz, and Steve Jobs. New to this year is the Innovation Concept Pitch Competition, where up to ten UNCW students will present their concepts to a panel of three entrepreneurs. The Competition is sponsored by tekMountain – Wilmington’s newest business incubator/accelerator. Entrepreneurship Week is open and free to all UNCW students, but seating is limited. Students must pre-register for certain events. Schedule of Events: http://www.csb.uncw.edu/e-week/


Words that Hurt: Student Survivors of Hate Speech

Come out to the Randall Library Auditorium and hear from fellow students on their experiences with hate speech. Tuesday, October 21 at 8:00pm. Sponsored by students of HON 110, UNCW Honors College and the Upperman African American Cultural Center.


Want to explore careers in COM?  At the inaugural Career Carnival employers, alumni, and relevant student organizations will be split into industry pods and available to provide real world career information for all students – freshmen through graduate students. Wed, October 22nd from 1:00pm-5:00pm  at the Burney Center.


Are There Jobs in Family Comm? Yes and ECU has a graduate program that can help you land one! They are having their annual marriage and family therapy recruitment fair on October 24th at the ECU Family Therapy Clinic 612 East Tenth St. in Greenville from 10 am –noon. Call 252-737-1415 for further details or directions.


Man UP!!!  This year’s Men’s Summit will be held on Saturday, November 8th. This year the summit will be from 9-4pm with lunch provided and a raffle for amazing prizes.

If you’d like more information on the Summit, you can visit the website at http://uncw.edu/care/mensleadershipsummit.htm


Pre-registration is Coming! All COM and PCOM notices have been sent,please check your email and junk folder for a message from COMStudies@uncw.edu or PCOMTeam@uncw.edu and READ IT!

Have you paid your fines?  It’s no good having your super-secret registration code if you haven’t paid your library fine or parking tickets or … Next thing you know you’re competing with Freshmen for an 8:00 am class you don’t even need because all the classes from MMOM are full! 


FOOD DAY WILMINGTON - UNCW Public Sociology,Feast Down Eastand its partners invite the community to participate inFood Day Wilmington. The main event will be held from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the UNCW Amphitheater. Food Day is a nationwide celebration of, and movement toward, more healthy, affordable and sustainable food.Food Day Schedule: http://www.feastdowneast.org/Food%20Day%202013%20-%20Oct%2024%20Agenda.pdf

For more information on Food Day, a nationwide celebration and movement for healthy, affordable, and sustainable food, seehttp://www.foodday.org/.


HOW??  I had the privilege of being invited to Eastern University just outside of Philadelphia over our Fall Break to speak to students and faculty as a visiting scholar.  Beautiful campus and a wonderful opportunity to meet new people.  Their campus is wrestling with a rather difficult issue that requires dialogue and careful attention to how various events across campus are planned.  The COM department has been asked to help.  Remember, that what you bring to the table is an expertise on a PROCESS as well as a CONTENT AREA.  You should know all the who, what, where, when of communication: you have to talk like you read the books!  But don’t forget that you also can bring unique attention and awareness to HOW.  You can keep a sharp eye and ear to the communication dimensions of everything around you.  I think that’s cool.  

Key Dates for COM and PCOM:

• Rock for a Cure: Friday, October 17


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