Communication Studies

Weekly COM News Bulletin

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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Greetings COM and PCOM Students!

Take a minute to read over this week’s COM News! There are a lot of opportunities for involvement across campus, you may not be able to participate in all of them but follow through on what stands out the most for you!



When Can I Get Advised?

-PCOM notices have been sent! Find more information at

-COM advising notices will go out on Monday, October 17.

-If you are not COM or PCOM but would like to change your major, find more information at 



Where Will You Go with COM? Dr. Bolduc, Trahern MacLean and 11 students have all returned safely from Ireland after an amazing study abroad trip. The COM students spent a week at Maynooth University filming b-roll and interviewing local students for a promotional film they are making for the UNCW-Maynooth program. They also soaked in the surrounding village culture and cuisine, and learned a great deal about Irish culture and heritage through visits to places like Dublin, the Cliffs of Moher and several fascinating sites of antiquity. Wonderful country, great people and good times all around. Hurricane Matthew caused travel delays but some students took advantage of the extra time to travel to Paris or spend a few extra days in Dublin. Look for the film sometime during the spring semester and look for YOUR opportunity to travel abroad (Dr. Pullum is taking a group to Greece in March)!

Greece Information:

Other Opportunities:



Come ROCK with Us! CSS is hosting the 10th annual Rock for a Cure breast cancer benefit on Friday, October 21st from 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. The event will be held in downtown Wilmington on the rooftop of the Reel Café. All the proceeds from the benefit will go directly to NHRMC Foundation's Pink Ribbon Project to help local, uninsured women receive breast cancer screenings and provide comfort bags to women in the community undergoing treatment for breast cancer. Rock for a Cure features the UNCW unofficial rock band, The Schoolboys and opening act COM senior Jessi Sykes, and a breast cancer survivor speaker. There will also be a silent auction and raffle with tons of awesome prizes from local businesses.

Auction items include: Signed Coach Keatts basketball, Guitar and signed Tyler Hilton CD, Alex and Ani Bracelet and so much more!

Our raffle will feature: Freakers, Wine and Design, Signed Scott Dikkers book, Gift cards from Sweet N Savory, Buffalo Wild Wings, Islands, and more!

Check out the list at and remember to bring some extra cash to win!


Admission is only $5 at the door, so come help us Rock the Rooftop!

Before the event you can help us treat a breast cancer survivor to a one-night stay at the Best Western Plus Coastline Inn in Downtown Wilmington! Simply like your favorite "I rock for..." story posted on our Facebook page With questions about Rock for a Cure please contact co-coordinator Taylor Vaughan at



Save the Date to VOTE Gear up for our 2nd Run to the Polls! This is an event to get students and members of the community excited and to participate in early voting. Dr. Brubaker's COM 352 - Election Campaign Communication is hosting the event with the City of Wilmington. The event will begin at 5:00 p.m. on November 3. More information coming soon!

Follow us: Twitter: @RunToThePolls and Instagram: @runtothepolls



Halloween Carnival is on October 25th from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. in Trask. You can bring up to three bags of individually wrapped candy to our next meeting for one CSS point. We are also looking for volunteers to work a shift at the Halloween carnival to pass out the candy to kids. Volunteers can dress up in an appropriate costume and work a shift for one CSS point. 

If you have any questions email Farzona Usmanova at



CareerFest! Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Burney Center

A one-day career exploration event! EXPLORE different industries, EXPERIENCE various careers, ENGAGE with alumni and employers, EMBARK on your career journey! This will be a fun and informal event—no need to dress up. There will also be free food, a spinning wheel with prizes, and the opportunity to win 1 of these door prizes: ENO hammock, Roku streaming media player, Penny Skateboard, YETI Rambler, or a Bluetooth Beach Package.  To learn more visit  



You’re invited! The fourth annual Seahawk Leadership Conference will take place from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 22, 2016. SLC provides up to 200 UNCW students with a free opportunity to attend a campus-based leadership conference and connect with other students, faculty, staff, and local community members. All students, regardless of class year, abilities, or experience level are welcome. Expect development across these areas: Personal Leadership, Organizational Leadership, Social Justice, Navigating a Career Path. Conference Registration Is Open!



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:




Road Trip to Your Future! Check out the Communication Studies Graduate Program at UNCG! Talk with current professors, graduate students and alumni, find out about research opportunities and post-graduate opportunities. Monday, November 7 from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. Location: Communication Studies Department, 103 Ferguson Hall, UNCG. Register by Wednesday, November 2. Send an email with your name and email address to


Who is responsible for this!? This week’s news is brought to you by the core skill of “Responsibility” Our core skill of responsibility emphasis doing what you CAN do to bring about a positive outcome. We define it as “Taking control of the processes necessary to achieve what you set out to accomplish. This involves the coordination of motivation, initiative, and perseverance.”  Notice we focus on processes, not circumstances which we often like to blame when things go wrong.  Expect traffic, expect technology glitches, expect people to need reminders, etc.  These frustrations are the reality of life in a fallen world.  Stay joyful and optimistic by mastering the processes by which we get things done anyway


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