Communication Studies

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 receiving this news bulletin please email
This site is updated every Friday afternoon and no archives will be kept.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Greetings COM and PCOM Students!

Shout out to Teal TV for their Chalk with Walk campaign.  Nice practical example of trying to use basic communication to make the world a better place! Got some nice coverage by local news too.  Read on for other cool opportunities including scholarship application details.



Take Survey and Win $$$ Help the Department of Environmental Studies and UNCW’s Sustainability by taking this quick survey and enter for your chance to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card, a Klean Kanteen and a UNCW Sustainability T-shirt!



Want to Change the Future?!?! Then be a part of the Campus Facilities Master Plan! Attend one of their Open Sessions to learn more about the process and offer your opinions regarding current and future campus facility needs. Your input could influence changes that will make campus a better place for future students! So check it out!

Monday, November 28 at Randall Library. Start times at 6:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m., or 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, November 29 at Wagoner Dining Hall. Start times at 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Wednesday, November 30 at Fisher University Union. Start times at 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.




Attention: CSS proposes last volunteer opportunity of the semester: If you would like to receive one CSS point, please donate any toy appropriate for Toys for Tots for children up to the age of 12. We encourage you to bring more than one toy since CSS would like to donate as many toys as possible for children who are in need this holiday season. Please, leave your donation in the bin outside of Ms. Chin’s office (LH 238) with your full name noted on it. We will be accepting toy donations until December 1!

If you have any questions, please contact Ashley Robinson at



Calling all Runners and Couch Potatoes! The College of Arts and Sciences will host its 2nd Annual CAS Homecoming 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run on Saturday, February 1, 2017! Proceeds from this event are given back to YOU and other students to help fund individual applied learning experiences! This year’s race is all about team work and awards will be given to the fastest team and the team with the most UNCW spirit! Sign up today—you have until February to gather your friends, coordinate costumes and get in shape to win!



Real Life Experience – Magazine Journalism! The American Society of Magazine Editors has sponsored the Magazine Internship Program—a ten-week summer program for rising college seniors at magazines in New York and Washington. Since the program was founded in 1967, some 1,800 college students have worked as ASME interns. Nearly 450 have gone on to successful careers in print and electronic journalism! The application deadline is December 1, 2017 and it is strongly recommended that you include a recommendation letter from a faculty member to increase your chances of being accepted. Read more about the program and apply here:




$ Paid Opportunity $ Videographers Needed! (local)

Tom Gale, Communication Studies Alumnus, is in need of videographers to create high quality videos about numerous topics (town and beach communities, Wilmington area parks, specific neighborhoods, etc.). to be used on his website. If you are interested please contact Dr. Olsen,, asap. Tom Gale is a valued alumnus who continues to give back to the COM Department and support COM Majors like you! Find out more about Tom on our Alumni Spotlight page




HEADS UP! COM Scholarships! COM Studies offers merit and need-based scholarships for our COM and PCOM majors. Apply via mySeaport under the Student Services tab and click on the “Apply for Scholarships” link. The application opens on Thursday, December 1 and closes on Wednesday, March 1

Bonus: if you complete all the general scholarship questions you will be considered for other scholarships being offered across campus.



Diversity Open Mic Night – Tonight! Atlantis and students in creative writing’s Issues and Diversity in Publishing course will host an open mic night this evening, Thursday, November 17 in Sharky’s Game Room at 7:00 p.m.




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:




Undergraduate Proposals Wanted: Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Research Conference at the University of South Dakota is accepting proposals for academic

papers, posters, performances of creative writing, music, dance, presentation of visual arts, and roundtable or workshop sessions. The deadline for submissions is Thursday, December 1. Find more information at



Interested in Grad School? If you are interested in Health Communication, Information Studies, Instructional Communication, Risk and Crisis Communication or Strategic and Organizational Communication then the Graduate Program in Communication at the University of Kentucky's College of Communication and Information could be for you!

They are recruiting for their MA and PhD Programs in Communication. The application deadline for their Fall 2017 cohort is January 5, 2017.

Don’t think you can afford to go to Grad School? This program offers master's and doctoral assistantships to qualified students. Master's assistantships include full tuition remission, basic health coverage stipend, and a general stipend of $12,000!

Find more information here:




Details, details, details.  Make sure that after your register for classes you run your degree audit to make SURE that your registration did what you wanted and you are either cleared for graduation or have a very clear sense of what is left to take in future semesters.  Hint: green is good, red means there is work to do.  While we are often flexible in helping you meet your needs an oversight on your part is not a REASON for us to change requirements. 


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