Communication Studies

Calendar of Events

May 2017


May 6

11:00 a.m.

Kenan Auditorium

Spring 2017 Graduation!

  • Commencement will take place on Saturday, May 6, 2017
  • Our COM Department Reception will be held at 11:00 a.m. in Kenan Auditorium
  • The College of Arts & Sciences Main Ceremony will be held at 1:00 p.m. in Trask
  • Find more information at

If you have family coming into town for graduation, please see this important information regarding hotel accommodations!

March 2017


March 13

6:30 p.m.

Leutze Hall 111

ADVISING for Summer and Fall will be upon us after spring break! Make sure that you know what classes you are eligible to register for by attending the Make the Most of Your Major information session, hosted by the Communication Studies Society on Monday, March 13 at 6:30 p.m. in Leutze Hall 111. Hear from COM faculty about course offerings for the Summer and Fall before you discuss schedules with your advisor. Interested in learning how you can become more involved in your major? Representatives from COM-related student orgs will be on-hand, too! Bonus—declared PCOM majors who attend the entire MMOM session will be issued a FastPass to skip to the front of the advising line DURING THEIR ASSIGNED WEEK. Get there early to get a good seat, and don't forget to bring your ID to make check-in faster!


March 14

6:30 p.m.

Cameron Hall 105

Tattoos, Taboos, and Tradition: Humans throughout history have used tattooing to indicate status, mark rites of passage, provide protection, and decorate themselves. Tattooing also provides cues about biological quality because it is an injury to the body, and the healing process on the surface of the skin is visible to everyone and impossible to fake. Dr. Christopher Lynn, an Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Alabama, explores tattooing from an evolutionary perspective, incorporating historic and contemporary evidence from the South Pacific, Native American communities, as well as sports fans and college athletes in the United States. COM Studies is co-sponsoring this event, Tuesday, March 14 at 6:30 p.m. in Cameron Hall 105

Dr. Lynn is author of the upcoming book, Evolution Education in the American South (Palgrave-Macmillan 2017).


March 21

6:30 p.m.

Lumina Theater

Democracy for Sale: film screening of Zach Galifianakis’ documentary on gerrymandering in North Carolina. Screening will be followed by a panel with: Dr. Kyle Horton with Represent Us, Dr. Aaron King with UNCW Department of Public and International Affairs, and the NAACP. Co-Sponsored by COM Studies! Check it out on Tuesday, March 21 at 6:30 p.m. in Lumina Theater.


March 21

7:00 p.m.

Leutze Hall 125

Interested in Social Justice, Political Action, Persuasion, and Performance Art? Dr. Jade C. Huell, a dynamic Performance Scholar, is coming to campus Tuesday, March 21 at 7:00 p.m. in Leutze Hall 125. Her Presentation will be part Research Talk, part Performance, part Workshop, and part Call to Action. Don’t miss out on Becoming a Word Warrior: Performance Studies for a New Personal politics.


March 22

6:00 p.m.

McNeil Hall Lecture Room (MC 1051)

UNCW Lambda Pi Eta Honors Society Presents: Graduate School Panel

Featuring graduate program representatives from:
Elon University – M.A. in Interactive Media
NC State University – M.S. in Communication
East Carolina University – M.A. in Communication
Campbell University – M.S. in Public Health

Time & Location:
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Meet and Greet with Program Representatives @ 6:00 PM
Grad Panel @ 6:30 PM
McNeil Hall Lecture Room (MC 1051)

Friday, March 24

various times and locations

COM Studies Day

Schedule of Events:

10:00 a.m. -- Alumni Panel in Leutze Hall 125

11:00 a.m. -- Networking Session in the Leutze Hall Lobby

12:15 p.m. -- 15th Annual Dress for Success Fashion Show in the Warwick Center Ballroom

2:00 p.m. -- Alumni Panel Leutze Hall 125

3:00 p.m. -- Networking Session in the Leutze Hall Lobby

For more information, like our COM Studies Day Facebook page, visit our COM Instagram page, and follow our hashtag #beCOMinspired

February 2017


February 22

5:30 p.m.

Port City Java (Oleander Dr)

Looking for another networking opportunity? You're in luck! CSS is hosting a one-hour Project Protégé social on February 22 at Port City Java on Oleander Drive! This casual networking hour is a great way to speak with other students, COM alumni, and professionals in the community about prospective career fields. Who knows, you could meet a future employer, supervisor or co-worker in the process! So come grab a cup of coffee and gain some valuable networking experience. It's only an hour, what can you lose?! For more information, visit our Facebook page at:

Friday & Saturday

February 24 & 25

8:00 p.m.

Luetze Hall 125

Grab Some M&M’s: Monologues & Music!

Come on out to the Leutze Hall TV Studio and watch your classmates perform under the guidance of Professor Frank Trimble! Friday and Saturday, February 24 & 25, at 8:00 p.m.
Tickets are free! You can pick them up in advance from the COM Office, Leutze Hall 226, or try your luck at the door.

January 2017


January 09

Spring 2017 Classes Begin

Wednesday & Thursday

January 11 & 12

7:00 p.m.

LH 125

UNCW Department of Communication Studies ANNOUNCES AUDITIONS

Performances in Leutze Hall Studio 125

8:00 pm         Friday ∙ Saturday       February 24 ∙ 25

AUDITIONS in Leutze Hall Studio 125

7:00 pm        Wednesday & Thursday        January 11 & 12

20 roles available for male & female singers & non-singers
To audition, present a brief a cappella song
No prepared monologue required - we’ll read from the script
Performers, designers, and technicians may enroll in COM 415:
Performance Practicum for one, two, or three credit hours

QUESTIONS?  Contact production director Frank P. Trimble at