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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Dear COM and PCOM and 105 students,

Lots of Stuff going on so plan accordingly and be your best self!

Win Cool Prizes!  Enter the ETEAL Instagram Contest, run by the students in COM 438: Advertising 2. Details are here: http://imcclass.com/2014/04/16/experience-eteal/

Contest ends on April 30th and you could win a parking upgrade, a beach cruiser, and more!


Want to learn more about the Campaigns Minor?  This minor is an ideal complement for students interested in IMC/PR and Digital Media with an emphasis on news.  It is also, obviously a good fit for those interested in political communication, leadership and persuasion.  There will be an interest meeting with FREE PIZZA and drinks!

What: Campaign Management Minor Information Session

When: Thursday, April 24, from 11am to 1pm

Where: Leutze Hall 254B

Why: Come learn about the new Campaign Management Minor and eat some pizza!

Paid Summer Internship:  Did you like COM 200 even a little bit?  Here’s an email I got from one of our many successful alumni:

Rick, (he can call me Rick ‘cause he’s an alum!)

Do you happen to have any students looking for an applied learning internship using research? We have something specific opening this summer (internship wise) that requires proficiency in research and process mapping to help solve some business problems and help us construct a knowledge base for future employee training. Do you know of any students who might be a good fit?

This internship will be less about “office hours” and more about working on a project with specific outcome. It is a paid internship.


If you think you want to explore this opportunity talk with Dr. O. (aka Rick) ASAP!  I’ll be screening and submitting 2-3 top students to apply.


CSS members! Head out to our last meeting of the year this Monday, April 21st at 6 p.m. in LH 143. We will be electing our new executive board and showing an end-of-year slide show. If you're near active status but need a few more points, don't forget to e-mail Karina (kv8801@uncw.edu) about bringing food. We will also have an opportunity immediately following the meeting for you to be recorded saying what CSS means to you for a point! Thanks for a great semester!




TealTV Hiring Sitcom Director

TealTV will be filming its second sitcom in the fall and is looking to hire a director. The director needs to be enrolled in the 2014-2015 school year. The sitcom is composed of 5 episodes, and the director will be responsible for attending rehearsals, collaborating on shot lists, keeping in constant communication with the producer, and more. Please email Alexis Strobin (aas7911@uncw.edu) by Monday, April 21 to schedule an interview. Please either attach a resume or include a description of projects you’ve worked on in your email.


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

COM 424 - 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.


The first Annual UNCW Diversity Education Week will take place April 21-27, 2014. This entire week will be filled with thought-provoking interactive workshops, presentations, training seminars and stimulating panel discussions. We welcome all interested faculty, staff and students who practice and value being a diversity leader to participate! Find a list of events at the link below!



Language in America: ARacial Issue? Need a break fromprojectsandfinal exams? Then come hear from fellow COMmajors from COM 495 "Community and Interracial Dialogue"about 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.


War Crimes Investigator to Speak:  Journalism minors may be interested in attending “Facing Death in Cambodia: Memories of a War Crimes Investigator” by Dr. Peter Maguire, UNCW.  It will take place at 7 pm on Tuesday April 22 in MO 100.  A reception will follow. 


How to Avoid Academic Hell.  Historically hell has been defined as many things: really hot, really cold, etc.  But more sophisticated definitions focus on severed relationships and awareness of choice.  The most insightful and painful portraits of hell suggest that the occupants of hell are fully aware of what they could have had if they had chosen differently.  Plagiarism is one of the quickest ways to academic hell.  You will be fully aware of what you could have had yet it will be denied to you because of a choice you made and now regret.  As you prepare your final projects, do YOUR best work and give credit to others where appropriate.  Engage in academic dishonesty at your peril.  We take it seriously because we take you seriously and because we take ideas seriously.  Thanks for embracing the character traits and core skills that would make it “so unlike me” to cheat.

Dr. Olsen, Chair

Communication Studies

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