Weekly COM News Bulletin

This news bulletin is a copy of the weekly news bulletin emailed to all COM and PCOM majors every Thursday. If you are a COM or PCOM major and are not receiving this news bulletin please email comstudies@uncw.edu.
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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Dear COM and PCOM Majors,

Spring has sprung: enjoy the weather but not at the expense of your classes! Cool thing: you can read this bulletin at the beach!

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COM Studies Scholarships! Did you know the COM department offers scholarships each spring? We have 4 scholarships just for our majors! Check out some of the qualifications below then find more information and directions on how to apply by following this link: http://www.uncw.edu/com/academics/scholarships.html

The deadline to apply is Friday, April 17, 2015.

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With Spring Break behind us and warmer weather on the horizon, summer is quickly approaching. With summer, come job and internship interviews. Don't worry, CSS has just what you need! Join us for the CSS 13th Annual Dress for Success Fashion Show on Friday, March 27, at 12:15 pm in the Warwick Center Ballroom to learn how to tackle these summer interviews. The event was created for students by students, and offers an excellent opportunity to learn what business casual and business professional attire is. If you're lucky, you might win a door prize while you're there!

First impressions are key in an interview, so don't take a gamble on your attire. Learn how to make sure employers want to invest in you and what you have to offer. For more information, visit our website at http://uncw.edu/COMStudiesDay and on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/UNCWdressforsuccess

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Calling All Experienced Writers and Editors: Writing Tutors Wanted at the University Learning Center. The minimum requirements for employment as a tutor are: you must be of upper-class standing (sophomore, junior, senior, graduate student), 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA, successful completion of ENG 201 or ENG 103 and evidence of continued writing practice, and finally two faculty recommendations. To apply download the writing services application at http://uncw.edu/ulc/about/student.html, then drop off your application and supporting materials at the University Learning Center located in DePaolo Hall, Room 1003. If you have any questions email us at ulc@uncw.edu or call 910-962-7857.

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Interested in Media? Student Media is seeking motivated students who may be interested and well suited to serving on the UNCW Student Media Board in the next academic year. The role of the at-large member is toprovide the board with perspectives of the general student population on the activities of the fee-funded student media at UNCW. This voluntary service involves a light obligation— monthly meetings in the fall and twice-monthly meetings in the spring. Other small tasks may be requested from time to time, such as service on subcommittees to accomplish specific tasks. An interest in media ethics, budget allocation and financial stewardship, publishing or accountability is a desirable asset of students-at-large.

To be eligible, applicants must maintain good academic standing (GPA of 2.5 min.) and must not be involved with any board-funded student-run media organization.

The UNCW Student Media Board is the governing body for UNCW Student Media, charged with advising, evaluation and allocating fee funds to four student-run media groups: The Seahawk newspaper, Atlantis magazine, TealTV and Hawkstream Radio. The Media Board takes a viewpoint-neutral approach to its advising and financial oversight. Contact Bill DiNome at dinomew@uncw.edu

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Interested in taking the StrengthsFinder Assessment for FREE??

The open session for StrengthsFinder 2.0 has been rescheduled for Friday, March 20th at 2:00pm in the Topsail Island Room. The first 20 students to sign up will receive the strengths assessment for FREE (regularly $9.99). Contact Jaime Russell, russelljl@uncw.edu to sign up!

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ADVISING 2015

Heads Up PCOM Majors the PCOM advising notice has been sent via email, look for a message from PCOMTeam@uncw.edu

Read the entire notice and plan accordingly so you don’t miss your advising time!

COM Majors – your advising notice has been sent via email from COMStudies@uncw.edu on behalf of your advisor. Read the entire notice and plan accordingly! Your advisors name and office number will be located at the end of the message.

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Get ready for the 14th Annual COM Studies Day!

Join us Friday, March 27th to hear useful advice from COM alumni on networking, finding jobs and more! Discover ‪#‎WhereCOMCanTakeYou

Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/COM-Studies-Day/1409635069348282 for more information on our alumni panelists and events.

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Film Studies is hosting The 4th Annual Cape Fear Environmental Film Forum March 20th & 21st in King Auditorium. It’s going to be an exciting year at the forum and we’d love for COM majors to be part of the discussion!

FREE and OPEN to the public.

Schedule Details:

Friday, March 20, 7pm – A Will for the Woods

Saturday, March 21, 10am – Cape Fear Center for Inquiry, Special Event

Saturday, March 21, 12:30pm – Project Wild Thing

Saturday, March 21, 3:30pm – When Two Worlds Collide (work-in-progress)

For more information, updates on additional panelists, and to join the discussion, follow us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cape-Fear-Environmental-Film-Forum/308636825820445 For more information contact Andre Silva (910-962-2229, capefearenviroforum@gmail.com)

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Local Issues of Poverty and How to Address Them! Taking the Pulse on Poverty 4th annual conference! Monday, March 30, 7-9p.m. in the Burney Center. http://uncw.edu/soccrm/documents/SCJPovertyflyerforweb.pdf

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Sports Storytelling Program! The Wake Forest University Visual Storytelling Consortium is offering an exciting six-hour program insports storytelling this summer. The program will run three weeks and will provide students theopportunity to work with award-winning filmmakers and celebrity sports analysts and athletes like ChrisWebber. Follow the link for more information!

http://college.wfu.edu/documentary/dfp_news/dfp-participates-in-sports-storytelling-program

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African Americans and Education: The Rosenwald School Legacy

Friday, April 10, 2015

9 a.m. - 3 p.m., UNCW Watson College of Education

Keynote Speaker - Carole Boston Weatherford

Film screening of Carrie Mae: An American Life by Claudia Stack.

Follow the link for more information! http://uncw.edu/ed/rosenwald/

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Be Kind. What a perfect way to gear up for COM Studies Day. CARE would like to invite you and your students to all of their wonderful programs for Kindness Week starting next Monday the 23rd! As part of Kindness Week, CARE is running a Kindness Campaign: if you post a kind message on Facebook and tag the CARE Office, you will be entered into a drawing for a free hour-long massage, on us! It can be a message about a random act of kindness, it can be a general pro-kindness post, or a kind message meant for a friend, or whatever! Just be sure to tag us and you could win some self-kindness & relaxation!

Dr. Olsen, Chair

Communication Studies

Key Dates for COM and PCOM:

PCOM Advising Begins - Tuesday, March 17 (check your email for the PCOM letter)

COM Advising Begins - Wednesday, March 18 (check your email for a letter from your advisor on Monday, March 16)

COM Studies Day, Friday, March 27, 2015

Spring COM Scholarships - Applications due Friday, April 17

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