Communication Studies

Calendar of Events

October 2016


October 03

6:30 p.m.

Leutze Hall 111

Make the Most of Your Major (MMOM)

The Communication Studies Society will host its Make the Most of Your Major information session on Monday, Oct. 3 at 6:30 p.m. in Leutze Hall 111. Hear COM faculty and student organization representatives talk about Spring 2017 course offerings and how you can become more involved in your major. This is a great opportunity to think about the courses you want to take before you meet with your advisor this semester. Declared PCOM majors who attend the entire session will earn an advising FastPass to skip to the front of the advising line DURING THEIR ADVISING WEEK (you must bring your UNCW ID). Contact Ms. Chin at if you have questions.


October 10

PCOM Advising Notice Emailed

Please pay attention to your email and wait until you receive an advising notice (and read it), before reaching out to your advisor. Registration will not open until November 7, 2016


October 17

COM Advising Notice Emailed

Please pay attention to your email and wait until you receive an advising notice (and read it), before reaching out to your advisor. Registration will not open until November 7, 2016


October 5


#IRockFor Survivor Social Media Contest

Nominate someone you Rock for in our #IRockFor survivor social media contest, and they could win a stay at the Best Western Coastline Inn in Downtown Wilmington! For more information on Rock for a Cure or the social media contest make sure to check out our Facebook page or our website at Any questions can be directed to co-coordinator, Megan Wordsworth at or faculty advisor, Professor Jennifer Chin at


October 21

6:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Reel Cafe (downtown Wilmington)

Rock for a Cure

The UNCW Communication Studies Society is excited to present its 10th Annual Rock for a Cure event on Friday, October 21, from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. on the rooftop of the Reel Cafe in Downtown Wilmington. All of the proceeds from Rock for a Cure benefit the New Hanover Regional Medical Center Foundation's Pink Ribbon Project. Admission is only $5 at the door, and it gives you access to an amazing concert featuring the UNCW faculty band, The Schoolboys, and Communication Studies student, Jessi Sykes, and a special testimony from a breast cancer survivor! With your help, the Communication Studies Department will be benefiting women in our local area who are battling breast cancer. Make sure to bring extra cash because there will be raffle prizes and a silent auction featuring items from local businesses such as FREAKERusa, Jungle Rapids, Mellow Mushroom, Island Passage, Chick-Fil-A, and MORE!

September 2016

Starting in September

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:



September 12

6:30 p.m.

Leutze Hall 111

CSS Meeting

JOIN CSS! Monday, September 12th, at 6:30 p.m. in Leutze Hall 111 for their second CSS Meeting of the year! You will have the chance to pay dues and be one of the first people to see the Rock for a Cure t-shirt design and submit your pre-order!

If you have any questions, please contact Farzona Usmanova at


September 19 – September 26

(winner announced at 6:30 p.m. in LH 111).

Scott Dikkers Social Media Contest

Three onion posters rolled up in colored paper will be hidden in four main buildings: The Fisher Student Center, The Fisher University Union, Cameron School of Business, and Leutze Hall. You will have to find it and take a picture/selfie with an Onion poster at the found location. Then, post your picture on Facebook and tag Communication Studies Society. First one to post their picture/selfie wins the prize published by Scott Dikkers!! We will announce the winner at the meeting on September 26, at 6:30 p.m. in Leutze 111. 

More information will be posted on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter by next week!


September 22

5:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Chipotle Fundraiser for Rock for a Cure

Chipotle Fundraiser for Rock for a Cure Just come grab dinner at Chipotle (on Fordham and Oleander next to Independence Mall) between 5:00 – 9:00 p.m., tell the cashier you are supporting CSS, and/or give them a fundraiser flyer. 

Flyers can be found on the CSS Facebook page at We will receive 50% of all the proceeds! This is a fantastic and easy way to support Rock for a Cure and its cause, the Pink Ribbon Foundation. You need dinner anyways right, and I mean who doesn't love Chipotle? 

PLUS: an opportunity to earn CSS points when you post a photo of you eating at Chipotle to your Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook and tag @uncwcss!



September 26

12:00 p.m.

Rock for a Cure t-shirts available for pre-order!!

T-shirts are $10 and the shirt design can be found on the Rock for a Cure Facebook page at Shirts can be ordered with cash or check made out to CSS. Deadline for pre-ordering t-shirts is Mon., September 26th, at 12:00 p.m., NOON. You can place an envelope with an order form in Ms. Chin’s office box in Leutze Hall 238 (there are order forms outside of her office). 

If you have any questions, please contact Morgan Huffman at


September 26

3:00 - 4:15 p.m.

Azalea Coast Room (FUU)

Scott Dikkers Class Discussion

Media, Law and Ethics Class Discussion: Scott Dikkers will also be holding a guest lecture on Monday, September 26th from 3:00 - 4:15 p.m. in the Azalea Coast Room (Fisher University Union)


September 26

7:00 p.m.

Burney Center

Scott Dikkers Evening Lecture

Tickets to the Scott Dikkers evening lecture, as part of the Leadership Lecture Series, are available and free! Stop by Sharky’s Box Office to pick up your free student ticket. Dikkers, a comedy writer and filmmaker, is a founding editor of The Onion. He will bring humor to this dramatic election year and shed light on the value of information literacy in the modern world as well as the role of satire in today's society. This event will be held on Monday, September 26th at 7:00 p.m. in the Burney Center and is co-sponsored by Mimi Cunningham Speaker Series Endowment of the Department of Communication Studies

Volunteers Needed! CSS still need volunteers to promote the Scott Dikkers lecture! If you are interested in chalking, painting banners, or helping during the event to earn some CSS points or have any questions please contact Becca Robinson at for more information!


September 28

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Burney Center

Academic Majors & Minors Fair

Visit with reps from academic departments in Arts & Sciences, Business, Education, and Health & Human Services.  Find out courses needed, admissions requirements, internships and career options for academic majors throughout campus.  Co-sponsored with University College.

August 2016




Monday, August 15, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. in Trask Coliseum

Convocation followed by Hoggard Lawn Picnic.


The Seahawk meeting

Monday, from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. in Leutze Hall Room 141.

The Seahawk, UNCW's student-run newspaper holds meetings every Monday.

17 Fist Day of Class

Atlantis Magazine Club Meetings

Tuesday, August 23 at 7:00 p.m. in CIS Building 1012.

Atlantis Magazine at UNCW would like to invite PCOM and COM students to our first Atlantis Club meeting. This is a great opportunity to learn about publishing and gain hands-on experience in the art of making a magazine. Atlantis Club Meetings will be every Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. in CIS Building 1012 and will feature workshops, guest speakers, fun activities, events, and more.

Atlantis Magazine's Submission Deadline for its Fall 2016 issue is also fast approaching. Students are invited to submit their fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, and photography for selection in the Fall 2016 issue by September 18th at


Involvement Carnival

Wednesday, August 24 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.


Premier of On the Air

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at the Lumina Theatre in the Fisher Student Center.

Come out and see an original feature film sponsored by TealTV, created by a crew of twenty-five students and forty cast members (including our very own David Bollinger and COM students/alumni).


Communication Studies Society Meeting

Monday, August 29th at 6:30 p.m. in Leutze Hall 111.

Please make sure to attend the first meeting to meet the new board members and to not miss out on free pizza! You will get your first CSS points and hear about all the opportunities and events we have this semester.

Also, the Involvement Carnival is on Wednesday, August 24 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., stop by our table in the Campus Commons!

In order to stay up to date with all the CSS events, please follow us on Facebook- Communication Studies Society, Instagram and Twitter – uncwcss and on the CSS Website-

Questions? Contact Farzona Usmanova at 


CIE Student Engagement Mixer

Tuesday, August 30 at 6:00 p.m. at the UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (803 S College Road).

This is a chance for you to meet with local tenants, business owners, and entrepreneurs to hear their stories and expand your own network. This event will be held on

Email to register.

May 2016


Commencement 2016

Department of Communication Studies Graduation Reception!

Saturday, May 07 at 11:00 a.m. in Kenan Auditorium.

It will be held before the main CAS Commencement Ceremony so you can and are encouraged to attend both! If you are graduating or walking this Spring you should have received an email with details. For more information visit

March 2016


COM Studies Day 2016

Friday March 18th

10:00 a.m. Morning Panel - Leutze Hall TV Studio

12:15 p.m. Dress for Success Fashion Show - Warwick Center Ballroom

2:00 p.m. Afternoon Panel - Leutze Hall TV Studio

Don't pass up this opportunity to interact with a panel of COM alumni that can't wait toprovide you within valuable insight they have gained from their experiences in their career field, and more importantly,from the UNCW COM department. Are you having trouble figuring out what career path COM has to offer you? Come check out COM Studies Day!


14th annual Dress for Success Fashion Show

Friday, March 18th

12:15 p.m. Warwick Ballroom Center

14th annual Dress for Success Fashion Show, sponsored by the Communication Studies Society! Take a seat by the runway and watch your fellow students showcase how to get a Job or No Job through the business casual and professional clothes they wear. The event is free and open to the general public. For more information, visit or UNCWdressforsuccess on Facebook.



Advising notices have been emailed. Look for a message form or … check your Clutter folder!


Make the Most of Your Major (MMOM)

Monday, March 14th at 6:00 p.m. Leutze Hall 143

COM Studies Society will be hosting Make the Most of Your Major. Make sure to attend to hear COM professors speak about summer and fall 2016 course offerings!

February 2016

WingSpan Returns for Season 2

Produced entirely by a small group of students in our own department, WingSpan has launched its second season. The new season's format has expanded to include on-location interviews and background information, a Chancellor Chat with UNCW Chancellor Sartarelli, and a Student Spotlight showcasing student learning initiatives.

Episode 1 discussed the heroin epidemic in the Cape Fear region. Watch Episode 1 and all previous episodes online at and on TLN Sundays at 9:00 a.m. and Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m.

Follow WingSpan on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @uncwingspan





Come to the COFFEE CABARET @ STUDIO 125. Sip a hot beverage "on the house" and enjoy original poems, monologues, scenes, and songs created and performed by UNCW students as a Performance Practicum project.

Friday, February 26 @ 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 27 @ 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, February 28 @ 2:00 p.m.

Location: Leutze Hall TV Studio - LH 125

TICKETS: Free for students, all others $8.00.

Students must pick up tickets in Leutze Hall 226, please bring a valid student ID.

All others must purchase tickets by following the link: Coffee Cabaret Tickets


Project Protégé Meet and Greet event

Tuesday, February 23

6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Brooklyn Arts Center (downtown Wilmington)

The Project Protégé mentoring program is back with an opportunity for you to meet with local professionals in a variety of communication-related fields. Practice your networking skills and learn about opportunities to intern or volunteer in the area. Connect with UNCW grads and other communication practitioners in thereal estate, nonprofits, event planning, public relations/advertising/IMC, and media fields.

This event is free andopen to ALL MAJORS. Light appetizers will be provided and a cash bar will be available to those 21+. No RSVP is required. Free parking is available in the BAC parking lot on N. 4th St. (across from the BAC) and on the street. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Jennifer Chin at We hope to see you there!


Powerful Monologues for Good Causes.

2016 production of theVagina Monologues at UNCW on Feb. 10that 7:00 p.m. and Feb. 14that 3:00 p.m. Student tickets are $8 and non-student tickets at $10. Tickets are available at Sharky's or online at etix. Proceeds from the production of UNCW'sVagina Monologues are donated to the Rape Crisis Center of Coastal Horizons Center, Inc ( and the Carousel Center for Abused Children (


Join COM Studies Society at their meeting on Monday, February 8th at 6:00 p.m. in Leutze 143. Find out details about the #AskASenior Panel, the Project Protege meet and greet event, MMOM, the Dress for Success Fashion Show, and a food drive service project to earn CSS points!

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