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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Dear COM, PCOM and COM 105 students,

There are some very important opportunities to review below. All the news you can use in under 5 minutes. Sweet!


Free Performances! (Open to the Public)

Monday, March 2 at 7:00pm in the Leutze Hall TV Studio (LH 125).

Good Enough Featuring personal World War II history, the Curtis Institute of Music, opera in Italy, fathers and daughters, and Jewish Identity, Good Enough journeys through the life of a person who somehow could never believe he was "Good enough."

Mirror Image: Two cousins are born five months apart to identical twin mothers. Shaped by their mothers' careers as 1950s pop singers, these women both complement and contradict one another as their lives unfold. Mirror Image reveals a life and relationship that now exists only in dreams, memories, and on stage

Performances by Dr. Heidi Rose, Associate Professor at Villanova University.


Are You a Gamer? Adrienne Shaw, Assistant Professor in Temple University’s Department of Media Studies and Production, will be speaking on Tuesday, March 3 at 5:00pm in the Wrightsville Beach Room (FSC). Her research and teaching focus on identity and community construction through media consumption, video games and gaming culture, and issues of gender and sexuality in technology.


Leadership Lecture Series: Piper Kerman. Tuesday, March 3, 2015 in the Burney Center at 7pm. In her critically acclaimed memoir-turned Netflix seriesOrange is the New Black, Piper Kerman recounts the year she spent in a correctional facility. Kerman’s book is a compelling and moving conversation about the women she met while incarcerated, raising issues of friendship and family, codes of behavior, and the almost complete lack of guidance for life after prison. Now, Kerman advocates for change in the prison system, speaking to groups that include federal probation officers, public defenders, and formerly incarcerated people. This lecture is co-sponsored by the Mimi Cunningham Speaker Series Endowment of the Department of Communication Studies and the Sociology and Criminology Club.

Students, Faculty and Staff can get up to two tickets FREE with their UNCW ID. Pick up tickets at from the Sharky’s Box office in the Fisher Student Center.


When should you go to a career fair? You should go to the career fair every year that you can. Even as a sophomore you should go so you can make mistakes, look clueless and not have it impact your impressions with recruiters when it counts. You should go several times to grow in your professional personae. Your conversation, your nonverbal and even your wardrobe will benefit from going more than once. This year the career fair is Tuesday March 31, 2015, Burney Center, 12 - 3pm and professional dress is required. Prepare a short introduction of yourself and be ready to be curious about other possibilities you had not even thought of!


Summer Teaching Positions Available:

Teach Reading to Students of All Ages This Summer

· Earn more than $6,000 during the summer. Teachers typically earn between $500 and $700 per week while teaching.

· Gain over 500 hours of teacher-training and teaching experience with a variety of age groups.

· Help students of all ages develop their reading skills and ability to become imaginatively absorbed in books.

The Institute of Reading Development is seeking candidates for summer 2015 teaching positions. We seek applicants with an undergraduate degree or higher from any discipline. We provide a paid training program and comprehensive on-going support.

We hire people who:

· Have strong reading skills and read for pleasure

· Are responsible, hardworking, and have good communication and organizational skills

· Will be patient and supportive with students

The Institute teaches developmental reading programs in partnership with the continuing education departments of more than 100 colleges and universities across the United States. Our classes for students of all ages improve their reading skills and teach them to experience absorption in literature.

We invite you to submit an online application and learn more about teaching for the Institute at: http://instituteofreadingdevelopmentteachingjobs.com/


The AAAS Pitts Family Foundation Minority Science Writers Internship

Minority students interested in journalism and science writing are invited for a ten-week paid summer internship. The program runs from early June to mid-August at the Washington, DC headquarters of AAAS’s Science magazine. The program allows students to work under the guidance of award winning reporters, attend conferences and cover breaking news. The program will provide students with a weekly stipend, as well as the cost of a round- trip ticket to and from Washington, DC. The application deadline is March 1, 2015. To be eligible, applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate academic program at the time they submit their application.

Please visit http://www.aaas.org/page/aaas-minority-science-writers-internship for more information about the internship and application.


Looking for a career in sports? The International Association for Communication and Sport (IACS) will host the 8th Summit on Communication and Sport. The 8th Summit will be March 6-8, 2015 at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte Center City Campus, a new facility located in the heart of downtown. Charlotte The conference runs March 6-8. Go here for more info: http://www.communicationandsport.com/#!summit2015/cpd


Do you have pieces of art and writing that you want to share within the university? Here is a great chance to show your artistic abilities. UNCW’s online interdisciplinary journal, Palaver, is looking for art submissions that defy the confines of a single discipline. Art submissions include video, still image and multimedia. Email admin@palaverjournal.com with questions or visit www.palaverjournal.com to look at past submissions. The deadline is April 1, 2015.


Job Opportunity! Private tutoring company, Cardinal Scholars, and is looking to hire UNC Wilmington students who are extremely academically successful and strong role models, to tutor students in grades K-12 in the Wilmington area. They aim to recruit students who are well-rounded academically, involved in the community, and who love to teach. Check it out: http://www.cardinalscholars.com/apply.php


What does it mean to network? Such the buzzword. “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” That’s a half-truth at best. It’s not who you know, it’s who knows you. And you get noticed by being relational and being of value to others. I had lunch with an acquaintance. We’re not close but a deeper friendship could develop. We have many common interests. He’s working on graduate degree and wanted to brainstorm. I did not go to lunch wondering what he could do for me. I went to lunch wondering what I can do for him. You know what we used to call networking? Relationships.

PS. There is a certain networking and learning opportunity coming up on March 27… do you know what it is? More information coming soon!

Dr. Olsen, Chair

Communication Studies


Key Dates for COM and PCOM:

Good Enough and Mirror Image Performances (Open to the Public) Monday, March 2 at 7:00pm in the Leutze Hall TV Studio (LH 125).

Adrienne Shaw : Gaming at the Edge - Tuesday, March 3 at 5:00pm in Wrightsville Beach Room (FSC)

Leadership Lecture Series: Piper Kerman - Tuesday, March 3, at 7:00pm in the Burney Center

COM Studies Day, Friday, March 27, 2015


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