Communication Studies

Weekly COM News Bulletin

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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Greetings COM and PCOM Students!

We are in the heart of the semester and I hope you are thriving.  As you manage your priorities remember that your optimal performance is impacted by your physical and mental health.  The reality is you cannot have it ALL.  Pick your spots, take care of you, so you can take care of business. Below there are some great opportunities for relaxation and enrichment (and good food!) so, read on good students, read on!

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EAT to ROCK for a Cure. TODAY, Thursday, September 22 from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the Chipotle on Fordham and Oleander (next to Independence Mall), help the Communication Studies Society raise funds for its 10th Annual Rock for a Cure breast cancer benefit (which will be held next month). All you have to do is eat (and bring a friend or two or three!). Show them the flyer below (or grab one from the COM main office) or tell the cashier that you’re here for Rock for a Cure, and 50% of the proceeds will go to CSS to help us pay for Rock for a Cure, which benefits the New Hanover Regional Medical Center Foundation’s Pink Ribbon Project. CSS members who post a photo of themselves (and their friends) to the @uncwcss or the CSS page on Facebook will earn a point towards active status. Show us your love so we can help others in need. http://people.uncw.edu/chinj/rock/Rock_for_a_Cure_2016/News_files/Chipotle%20Handbill.pdf

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Tickets Available: Tickets to the Scott Dikkers evening lecture, as part of the Leadership Lecture Series, are available and free! Stop by Sharky’s Box Office to pick up your free student ticket. Dikkers, a comedy writer and filmmaker, is a founding editor of The Onion. He will bring humor to this dramatic election year and shed light on the value of information literacy in the modern world as well as the role of satire in today's society. This event will be held on Monday, September 26 at 7:00 p.m. in the Burney Center and is co-sponsored by Mimi Cunningham Speaker Series Endowment of the Department of Communication Studies

 

Media, Law and Ethics Class Discussion: Scott Dikkers will also be holding a guest lecture on Monday, September 26 from 3:00 - 4:15 p.m. in the Azalea Coast Room (Fisher University Union)

Volunteers Needed! CSS still needs volunteers to promote the Scott Dikkers lecture! If you are interested in chalking, painting banners, or helping during the event to earn some CSS points or have any questions please contact Becca Robinson at rar2322@uncw.edu for more information!

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Your State, Your Vote SGA’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee would like to invite COM Students and Faculty to participate in a discussion about the history of voting rights in North Carolina on Tuesday, September 27 at 6:00 p.m. in Morton 100. ALSO stop by the parking lot outside of Fisher Student Center earlier that day, between 4:30 – 6:00 p.m., to get free Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream and register to vote. 

 

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We Are UNCW

Another COM face featured in We Are UNCW! COM Rocks! Follow the link to read about how COM Alumni, Sherick Hughes, is using RESEARCH to find SOLUTIONS to improve learning opportunities for all. http://uncw.edu/profiles/Hughes_Sherick.html

 

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Monday, September 26 is the last day to pre-order a Rock for a Cure T-shirt! Sizes are S-XL are $10, and the shirt design can be found on the Rock for a Cure Facebook page at www.facebook.com/UNCWrockforacure. Shirts can be ordered with cash or check made out to CSS. The deadline for pre-ordering t-shirts is 12:00 p.m. (NOON). You can place money in an envelope with an order form and leave it in Ms. Chin’s office box in Leutze 238 (there are order forms outside of her office). 

 

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Public Speaking Services are now being offered at the University Learning Center. Meet the tutors, view their schedules and find out more by following the link: http://uncw.edu/ulc/publicspeaking/index.html

 

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Colors of the Women’s Movement in India

Join us for a presentation on the history of the challenges and triumphs of the women’s movement in India. Women’s rights activist, Nandini Rao, has worked with international agencies, local communities, and health agencies for more than 20 years helping women and girls in India and around the world. Ms. Rao will also discuss the state of the women’s movement in India today. TODAY, Thursday, September 22, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. in Bear Hall, Room 206

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Academic Majors & Minors Fair
Wednesday, September 28 • 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. • Burney Center
Visit with reps from academic departments in Arts & Sciences, Business, Education, and Health & Human Services.  Find out courses needed, admissions requirements, internships and career options for academic majors throughout campus.  Co-sponsored with University College.

 

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Scott Dikkers Social Media Contest: Goes from September 19 – September 26. 

Three onion posters rolled up in colored paper are hidden in four main buildings: The Fisher Student Center, The Fisher University Union, Cameron School of Business, and Leutze Hall. You will have to find it and take a picture/selfie with an Onion poster at the found location. Then, post your picture on Facebook and tag Communication Studies Society. First one to post their picture/selfie wins the prize published by Scott Dikkers!! We will announce the winner at the meeting on September 26, at 6:30 p.m. in Leutze 111. 

More information will be posted on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter!

https://www.facebook.com/uncwcss/

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From Riot Grrl to Marketplace Feminism The Feminist Student Alliance and Her Campus will be bringing Andi Zeisler, co-founder and creative/editorial director of Bitch Media and author of "We Were Feminists Once: From Riot Grrl to CoverGirl, the Buying and Selling of a Political Movement," to campus on Wednesday, September 28 at 6:00 p.m. in Lumina Theater for a lecture on the selling out of feminism. Check out the Facebook Event for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1118274421589567/

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Short Film Challenge! Project 1324 and Sundance Institute are teaming up for a short film challenge to find bold new voices in the next generation of filmmakers. They’re asking filmmakers between the ages of 18 and 24 to show us: "What’s Next?"

Fifteen eligible winners will become Sundance Ignite Fellows, and receive a trip to the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, a year-long mentorship, and more!

Deadline: Tuesday September 27, 2016, click the link to find out more.

https://sundanceignite2016.com/#/challenge/Nh18B?_k=l1cyfp

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BOOK TALKS Tuesday, September 27, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. at Sharky’s Box Office & Game Room (FSC)

Join us for a faculty, staff and student facilitated conversation on the controversial Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee. You are encouraged to read the book before you join! There will be free popcorn, prizes, and giveaways. #SharkysBookTalks

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Thinking about Graduate School at UNCW? Bring your questions about graduate school at UNCW to our OPEN HOUSE. Meet program coordinators, graduate assistants and current students from our graduate programs. Refreshments provided. Free parking in the parking deck.

Thursday, October 13, 2016 in the Education Building Atrium. Doors are open from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Text GRAD to 90947 to register or follow this link. https://selectsurvey.uncw.edu/SelectSurveyNET/TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=n6KI7n91L

UNCW is proud to offer four doctoral degrees and 29 master degree programs, in addition to education add-on licensure programs and certificates in post-baccalaureate and post-master’s studies.

 

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College is about transformation through encounters.  Encounters with ideas, theories, histories, patterns, events, people, and more.  Some of those encounters will be positive and affirming, some positive and discomforting, some may, unfortunately, be truly negative.  As you navigate through this world, do not assume that it is your right to avoid negative experiences or even discomforting ones.  As C.S. Lewis says about Aslan the Lion, he is not safe but he is good.  Your college experience should share that characteristic.  That is why we have civility as a core skill. It allows us to encounter difference and even discomfort without such encounters needing to become toxic.  Embrace civility as you discuss politics, race, what’s going on in Charlotte, the upcoming debates and all that life in college brings your way. 

 

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