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Thursday, April 04, 2014

Dear COM and PCOM Majors,

Miss out on all of the COM Studies Day action? Check out the photo gallery from the alumni panels and fashion show at the following website: http://people.uncw.edu/chinj/COMStudiesDay/COM_Studies_Day/Gallery.html.

Special shout out to event photographer and COM Studies senior Summer Saunders on capturing all of the fun!


UNCW’s Office of Housing & Residence Life is currently accepting applications for an Undergraduate Production Assistant. This position will involve shooting, editing, and producing video content for various outlets, along with other related tasks. This position would be an especially valuable experience for students interested in video production, digital and social media, or advertising. Note that some familiarity with video camera operation and video editing software is required. Please see the attached job description for a full list of responsibilities and requirements.

Applications are being accepted now until Monday, April 21st, with employment to start in May. All applications and inquiries should be directed to Kirby Snell at kas6294@uncw.edu. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume detailing relevant experience.


Exploring Professions like Law or Health? Check these out:

Drop-In Advising Hours

We welcome all pre-health and pre-law students to drop-in for advising on Mondays & Thursdays from 10-12pm. Students can check-in at the front desk in University College, located on the 1st floor of DePaolo Hall.

Pre-Health Lunch & Learn: Exploring Health Schools Abroad

Monday, April 14 – DePaolo Hall Room 2017 – 12:00pm

There are a number of reputable health programs beyond the United States. This program will give an overview of the number of different schools and programs that can provide you with a great education and an international experience! Lunch is provided. RSVP is not required.

Pre-Health Lunch & Learn: Spotlight Career on Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.)

Tuesday, April 15 – DePaolo Hall Room 2017 – 12:30pm

In celebration of National Osteopathic Medicine Week, Dr. Cecile Robes and several resident physicians from the NHRMC Residency in Family Medicine will be on campus to discuss the principles of osteopathic medicine, which is the fastest growing in the addition of new medical schools in the US. In addition, there will be demonstrations using hands-on care known as osteopathic manipulative treatment. Lunch is provided. RSVP is not required.

Pre-Law Speaker Series: Spotlight on A Legal Profession Featuring Judge Stuart Naam

Monday, April 21 – 5:00pm – Leutze Hall, Room 139

Author of the recently published, “A Whistleblower’s Lament: The Perverted Pursuit of Justice in the State of New York”, Judge Stuart Naam will share his experiences of becoming an ouster after he exposed fabricated police testimonies in several murder cases. No reservations or tickets necessary. All are welcome.


Looking for great COM classes? Below are just a few examples of COM classes that will emphasize some applied learning through cool projects.

CMM class with Dr. Vernon Cronen: Interactive seminar-style class that explores one of the more useful theories in the discipline with one of the theory’s creators. Great for all COM students regardless of career focus. It is now open to ALL students with Junior or Senior standing.

Students in COM 415 will be cast in a short film created for National review on memory and aging. Each student is directed and filmed individually. Contact Dr. Scott, scottj@uncw.edu, for more details. OR if you're interested in helping with filming please contact Dr. Bolduc, bolducw@uncw.edu

COM 352 - Election Campaign Communication is one of the core requirements for the Campaign Management minor, and will not be offered again until Fall 2016, so if students will be graduating prior to that and are looking for the minor, they need to take it this Fall. Class time is MWF 2-2:50, although you’ll only meet MW,due to the applied/engaged component.


Language in America: ARacial Issue? Need a break fromprojectsandfinal exams? Then come hear from fellow COMmajors, from COM 495 Community and Interracial Dialogue, speakabout the importance of diversity and whether or notlanguage has become a racial issue in America. As COM majors it is important to be aware ofdiversity and we are here to help. All participates will be entered to win great raffle prizes including gift cards from McAllister's and El Cerro Grande. Our lesson/activity will held on Thursday, April 24th, 2014 in Leutze hall room 139 at 5:30 PM.


Documentary Debut: Come out and watch the documentary film, "Something You Can Call Home" and bring someone with you! The film explores the life of a former marine with a government career and a charismatic student living under a bridge to show how the face of homelessness in America (and Wilmington) is changing rapidly. The film will be shown in King Hall, Room 101 on April 23 at 7 p.m. and a discussion will follow the screening.


Want to See a Debate? We get very few opportunities to actually see “reasoned discourse” in our society. If you’d like to see a pretty high level debate, Dr. Olsen will be moderating a debate entitled “The Resurrection of Jesus: Fact, Conspiracy, Illusion or Mystery?” Monday, April 14, 7:00 p.m. in Lumina Theater. All that stuff about claim, data, warrant will be on full display.


Possible Job Opportunity! Private tutoring company, Cardinal Scholars, and is looking to hire UNC Wilmington students who are extremely academically successful and strong role models, to tutor students in grades K-12 in the Wilmington area. They aim to recruit students who are well-rounded academically, involved in the community, and who love to teach. Check it out: http://www.cardinalscholars.com/apply.php


What to Expect When You’re Expecting. We all have expectations and they can be a source of preparation or resentment. I just had a challenging conversation with a very kind, earnest older adult that hinged on her expectations about how art is to be displayed and viewed/appreciated. Her arguments were wonderfully passionate and grounded in core values of “honor” and such. Had we simply debated her arguments we would have gone round and round. What was needed was some discussion about her assumptions and expectations. It was at that level that the merits of both sides became clearer. Are you encountering some disagreements with roommates, parents, significant others, yourself? Explore the assumptions and expectations and see if that helps. Try “what do you mean by _____” and see if you can move from arguing to dialoguing


Peace out,

Dr. Olsen, Chair

Communication Studies

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