Calendar of Events

March 2014

COM Studies Day

Friday, March 21, 2014

Alumni Panels
10:00-11:00 and 2:00-3:00
Leutze Hall 125 (TV Studio)
Hear from COM grads what they wish they would have known when they were in
your shoes!

Networking Sessions
11:00-11:30 and 3:00-3:30
Leutze Hall Lobby
Join us immediately after each panel for an opportunity to network with our important part of being a COM major!


Dress for Success Fashion Show

Friday, March 21, 2014

12:15pm in the Warick Center Ballroom

Presented by the Communication Studies Society student organization, the Dress for
Success Fashion Show is a business attire fashion show designed to teach students how
to dress appropriately for interviews and workplace situations. The event features an
informative skit based on the hit TV show Scandal, produced by Studio TV students.
Throughout the skit and fashion show, students learn the dierences between business
casual and businss professional attire, how to prepare for an interview, and how to create
their personal image through everything they communicate--from the clothes they wear,
how they act, choices they make, and what they say. The show helps students consider
these issues, which involve development of freedom of thought, exchange of ideas, and
personal growth. Don’t miss out on the awesome rae prizes and the Top COM Model
Contest too!


COM Scholarships

The Communication Studies Department offers a variety of scholarships for COM and PCOM majors throughout the month of March. Please follow the link for more information, application deadline is Monday, March 31st.

COM Scholarship Information and Applications


February 2014

Make the Most of Your Major

Monday, February 24th at 6:00pm in LH 143.

COM students! Ready to get more invested in your major? PCOM students! Want to earn a FastPass to skip the line at advising? Come learn about next semester's course offerings from the professors themselves at Make the Most of Your Major this Be sure to get there early - there will be a crowd!


COM Alumni Reception

Saturday, February 22 at 2:00pm

Catch up with previous professors and old friends at our COM Alumni Reception, hosted by the Communication Studies Alumni Chapter.

Register at

January 2014

Spring 2014 Classes Begin

December 2013


Saturday, December 14, 11:00am in the Warwick Center Ballroom : Communication Studies Departmental Graduation Celebration

Saturday, December 14, 1:00pm in Trask Coliseum : UNCW College of Arts and Sciences Commencement Ceremony

Need to know more? Find additional information here:


2013 College Football Bowl Pool

Want to bring in the new year with some cash?? Enter the Communication Studies Society's 2013 College Football Bowl Pool fundraiser! Multiple entries are allowed at $10 per entry and should be submitted to Jennifer Chin ( in LH 238 by December 20th. The winner will receive 50% of the total dollar amount in the pool, with the other half benefitting CSS. For more information, follow this link : 2013 College Football Bowl Pool

November 2013

COM Alumni Panel

Monday, November 4 at 6:00pm in LH 143

Unsure about life after graduation? Come hear what recent COM alumni are up to at the CSS Young Alumni Panel on Monday, November 4th at 6 p.m. in LH 143!

Julie Andrews (May 2013), Broker Relations Specialist, Brunswick Forest (Leland, NC)

Danielle Dorantich (May 2011), Director of Marketing and Public Relations, Wilmington Hammerheads

Nate Galluppi (May 2012), Promotions Director, WWAY NewsChannel 3 (Wilmington, NC)

Amanda Miller (December 2012), Community Relations Administrator, Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry (WARM)


Visiting Media Scholar

Monday, November 11 at 6:00pm in LH 143

Dr. Deb Wainwright, will be giving a talk next Monday in Leutze 143 from 6pm to 7pm. Dr. Wainwright is an award-winning reality TV producer in Canada and has produced shows like Million Dollar Neighbourhood, Border Security: Canada’s Front Line, and has worked on other reality broadcasts (The Bachelor, The Cupcake Girls).

Dr. Wainwright is going to talk about the reality of Reality Television (editing tricks used, is it really real?) and will then take questions from students.



Project Protégé - Speed Networking

The mentoring program Project Protégé coordinated by the Communication Studies Society is back and better than ever!This program is designed tohelp students learn about careers in communication-related fields. For the first time,CSS will be holding a “speed networking” event on Wednesday, November 20th from 6:00-8:00 pm at the Madeline Suite in Wagoner Hall. Through this event, students will be given the opportunity to interact with local professionals in the careers fields of PR, Event Planning, Marketing, Broadcast Journalism, & much more! Applications can be found on theCSS website under the “events” tab Completed applications aredue no later than Monday, November 4th by NOON inLH 238 (Jennifer Chin's Office)

October 2013

Make the Most of Your Major (MMOM)

Monday, October 7 at 7:00pm

Follow the link for information and handouts from the Fall 2013 event.


Rock for a Cure

Friday, October 18 at 7:00pm at the Reel Cafe

Rock for a Cure is a breast cancer benefit that was established in October 2007 by the UNCW Communication Studies Society student organization.  The purpose of the event is to raise awareness of breast cancer and to raise funds for the New Hanover Regional Medical Center Foundation’s Pink Ribbon Project.  Since the event’s inception, Rock for a Cure has raised more than $22,000 to assist local women with mammography screenings and care bags for women who are undergoing cancer treatments.

September 2013

Donna Brazile: Women in Politics - Are We There Yet?

Co-sponsored by the Mimi Cunningham Speaker Series Endowment of the Department of Communication Studies.

Monday, September 30 at 7:00pm in the Burney Center

Ranked in the Washingtonian’s top 100 most powerful women, veteran political strategist Donna Brazile has worked on every presidential campaign from 1976 to 2000, as well as being the first African-American to manage a presidential campaign. Brazile is also an adjunct professor at Georgetown University, author, syndicated columnist and political commentator, on CNN, ABC and NPR. Brazile brings her original perspective to American politics, race relations, women in politics and diversity.

August 2013

Fall 2013 Classes Begin

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