Weekly COM News Bulletin

This news bulletin is a copy of the weekly news bulletin emailed to all COM and PCOM majors every Thursday. If you are a COM or PCOM major and are not recieving this news bulletin please email comstudies@uncw.edu.
This site is updated weekly and no archives will be kept.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Dear COM, PCOM and COM 105 students,

This week’s bulletin is full of great stuff. Let’s start it off with an important Rock for a Cure update:

The 8th Annual Rock for a Cure is underway! In order to prepare for our event in October we are having a fundraiser at Might as Well Bar and Grill! If you love enjoying great food, sports, and tasty drinks while promoting a great cause join us on Thursday September 25 from 6:00pm-10:00pm. Our benefit supports the New Hanover Regional Medical Center Foundation's The Pink Ribbon Project.

Raffle tickets for the main event (in October) will be sold during the fundraiser. The tickets will be given to you at the door when you arrive to the main event!

The Rock for a Cure main event will be at Reel Café on October 17! Plan to be there!


GET THE SCOOP about PCOM advising at this week's Communication Studies Society meeting on Monday, September 22 at 6:00 pm in Leutze Hall 143. PCOM advisor Jennifer Chin will tell you how to get ready for PCOM advising by explaining NEW changes to this year's process, and she'll give you tips to get you ready for your advising session. Run and print a hard copy of your CURRENT PRINTER-FRIENDLY degree audit if you want to learn how to read your own audit so YOU know the requirements you need in order to graduate on time! You can learn how to read a degree audit here: http://uncw.edu/reg/degAudit-Students.htm. (Bonus: You will need your audit for advising, so you will already be one step ahead if you print it out now!) Questions? Contact Ms. Chin at chinj@uncw.edu.

P.S. CSS dues are, wait for it… due!


Don't get left out! Pre-order this year's TEAL Rock for a Cure t-shirt before Wednesday, Sept. 24 to guarantee that you get a snazzy shirt to wear to this year's event. Shirts are $10, and proceeds go to the New Hanover Regional Medical Center Foundation's Pink Ribbon Project to help local women who are fighting breast cancer. Order forms are on the Rock for a Cure website at http://uncw.edu/rockforacure under "news." You can pay at this week's CSS meeting or at Ms. Chin's office in Leutze Hall 238.


Welcome to Moe’s UNCW Communication Studies Society is having a fundraiser! Print these flyers http://www.uncw.edu/com/documents/cssmoes.pdf (or pick one up in the COM office) and bring it with you (along with some friends) to Moe’s Southwest Grill (4401 Oleander Dr.) on Tuesday, September 30 from 11:00am – 9:00pm. A percentage of your sale will be donated to CSS!

Are You a “Cats” Person? My name's Joe “Cats” Catenacci. I'm the sports editor at www.portcitydaily.com and host of our bi-weekly sports radio show.I'm in search of a volunteer or two to assist me in covering the area high schools and on the radio show. Please contact me if you are interested.

-Joe Catenacci, joe.c@hometownwilmington.com

In observation of Constitution Day, the Honors College is sponsoring a lecture on the Constitution and local application by District Attorney Ben David from 5:00 – 7:00pm in the Randall Library Auditorium.


Be a Lifeline, attend the Mental Health First Aid education event on Tuesday Sept 23 (1pm – 5pm) and Wednesday Sept 24 (8am – 12pm).

Mental Health First Aid teaches the public how to recognize symptoms of mental health problems, how to offer and provide initial help, and how to guide a person towards appropriate treatments and other supportive help.

This event is designed for non-mental health professionals interested in learning more about mental health, mental illness, and what to do if someone is experiencing a mental crisis.

For more information and registration follow this link: http://www.seahec.net/index.php/classes-and-events/class-description?id=43898  (discounted registration fee for students - $25)


The Department of Campus Life is currently accepting applications for both the Projectionist Staff and the Event Staff. Both positions are great opportunities for students with tech or AV experience, though that experience is not required. These part-time positions are listed on SeaWork: http://uncw.edu/career/SeaWork.html

The Projectionist position is SeaWork reference number 41860: The application deadline is 5:00p.m. on Friday, September 26, 2014

The Event Staff position is SeaWork reference number 41975: The application deadline is 5:00p.m. on Friday, October 3, 2014.

For the Campus Life online application to be completed correctly, students must use Internet Explorer.

My guess around this time you are beginning to get deeper into group work or writing papers and presentations. Here’s a video to remind you to find and express your convictions. Enjoy!


Peace out,

Dr. Olsen, Chair
Communication Studies

Key Dates for COM and PCOM:

• Fundraiser at Might As Well: Thursday, September 25
• CSS Fundraiser at Moe’s Southwest Grill: Tuesday, September 30
• Make the Most of Your Major: Monday, October 6
• Rock for a Cure: Friday, October 17


UNC Wilmington | 601 S. College Road, Wilmington NC 28403 | 910.962.3000 | About this Site | Copyright Notice | Feedback | Page maintained by:  M. Larson [ larsonm AT uncw DOT edu ]