Communication Studies

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Thursday, October 21, 2016

Greetings COM and PCOM Students!

I hope you are enjoying the weather and will take a few minutes to read through the department highlights below.  They start with a quick shout out to Dr. Bolduc and his summer class/crew who got state recognition for their PSA videos on environmental issues. Check it out!



When Can I Get Advised?

NOTE ON PCOM ADVISING: the advising CBT doesn’t work on Google Chrome and Safari 10. Find more PCOM information at

- COM advising notices were sent out on Monday, October 17. Check your email for a notice from 

- If you are not COM or PCOM but would like to change your major, find more information at 



Come ROCK with Us! CSS is hosting the 10th annual Rock for a Cure breast cancer benefit TOMORROW, Friday, October 21st from 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. at the Reel Café.  All the proceeds from the benefit will go directly to NHRMC Foundation's Pink Ribbon Project to help local, uninsured women receive breast cancer screenings and provide comfort bags to women in the community undergoing treatment for breast cancer. Rock for a Cure features the UNCW unofficial rock band, The Schoolboys and opening act COM senior Jessi Sykes, and a breast cancer survivor speaker. Admission is just $5 at the door, but make sure to bring extra cash for the raffle and silent auction! Raffle tickets start at $3 for one ticket, $5 for two tickets, $10 for five tickets or $20 for twenty tickets, and one lucky winner will win an Apple Watch Series 2! Other raffle and auction items include: Signed Coach Keatts basketball, Alex and Ani Bracelet, Signed Scotty McCreery Book, Freakers and much, much more!


Deadline Thursday, October 20! Before you head out to Rock for a Cure make sure to cast your votes for the “I Rock For” social media contest. You can cast your votes by liking/sharing your top “I Rock For” photo on our Facebook page at The photo with the most likes/shares by 11:59 p.m. on October 20th will win a one-night stay at the Best Western Plus Coastline Inn in Downtown Wilmington for their nominee!

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact co-coordinator Megan Wordsworth at or visit our website at 



Don’t Forget to Vote! You are cordially invited to participate in the 2016 Run to the Polls event! Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. Event begins in front of UNCW’s Leutze Hall. Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo and many local candidates have the chance to meet voters, answer questions, distribute information, etc. After the speakers, we will move together, in a symbolic act of civic engagement, to the polls (Board of Elections on Government Center Drive) for Early Voting. It’s the only event in town that introduces candidates to voters as we head off to vote! Sponsored by UNCW’s Election Campaign Communication class, in partnership with the City of Wilmington. After voting party at Might as Well and Trolleys bring you back to Leutze Hall. Email for registration information



Mark it in your calendar! The next CSS meeting will be Monday, October 24 at 6:30 p.m. in LH 111!

Looking for ways to earn CSS points? CSS is taking donations for victims of Hurricane Matthew. There are families who have lost nearly everything and are in need of our help! From peanut butter to toilet paper to men’s, women’s and children’s clothing! If you bring something and leave it in the bin outside Ms. Chin’s office (LH 238) with your full name noted on it, you will receive one CSS point. We will be accepting these donations until Wednesday October 26. A complete list of possible donation items is located on the bin. If you have any questions about donations email Ashley Robinson at

The Halloween carnival is coming up on Tuesday, October 25 and we still need candy to pass out to the kids! You can bring up to 3 bags of individually wrapped candy for one CSS point. Either bring them to our next meeting on October 24 or leave them in the donation bin outside of Ms. Chin's office (LH 238) with your name on the bag. We are also looking for volunteers to work a shift at the carnival. Volunteers can dress up (in an appropriate costume) and work a shift for one CSS point. If you have any questions about the event email Farzona Usmanova at



Go to Greece with COM, Get Course Credit! Dr. Pullum and Kara Inman are planning to take a group of students to Greece in March 2017! Students will receive one hour of credit in Communication Studies (COM 294) and may fulfill their Explorations Beyond the Classroom (EBC) requirement. Topics relevant to intercultural communication and Greek rhetoric will be covered, along with Greek mythology, and ancient Greek history.

Application Deadline is Thursday, November 10, 2016 apply here:

Find more information on the Greece trip here:



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:




TAC is Hiring! Techies, Nerds, and Geeks wanted! Do people come to you for technology advice? If so, you could work for the TAC. Interested applicants should email their resume, cover letter, and proposed spring class schedule to Courtney Lee at by Monday, October 31. Students will be hired for Spring 2017. Find more information about the position on Seawork under “TAC Student Worker on campus” or Featured Jobs.



You’re invited! The fourth annual Seahawk Leadership Conference will take place from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 22, 2016. SLC provides up to 200 UNCW students with a free opportunity to attend a campus-based leadership conference and connect with other students, faculty, staff, and local community members. All students, regardless of class year, abilities, or experience level are welcome. Expect development across these areas: Personal Leadership, Organizational Leadership, Social Justice, Navigating a Career Path. Conference Registration Is Open!



Capstrat’s 10th Annual Student Networking Night!

Capstrat, a premier communications agency in the greater Raleigh area, is hosting its annual Student Networking Night on Wednesday, November 2 at 5:30 p.m. Capstrat is known for its expertise in strategic communications and for working with clients such as Lenovo, GSK, Deloitte, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Duke Energy and Fidelity Investments.  Hearing from our CEO! Listen to current employees and clients! Get tips on how to market yourself as a future candidate! Network with employees and clients! Enjoy some free food!

The event takes place at Capstrat’s office: 1201 Edwards Mill Road, Suite 400, Raleigh, NC 27607.  If you are planning on coming, please RSVP at



Road Trip to Your Future! Check out the Communication Studies Graduate Program at UNCG! Talk with current professors, graduate students and alumni, find out about research opportunities and post-graduate opportunities. Monday, November 7 from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. Location: Communication Studies Department, 103 Ferguson Hall, UNCG. Register by Wednesday, November 2. Send an email with your name and email address to


Working for a Living?  About now, with papers due and exams around the corner you may be wondering if college is worth it.  It is.  In COM we hope you’ll use our curriculum to become a great person and the professional success will follow.  Here is an interesting Washington Post article that shows the top paying majors in college.  We’re on the list directly and indirectly.  We have many of our graduates in jobs all up and down the list.  Enjoy.  


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