Communication Studies

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.
This site is updated every Friday afternoon and no archives will be kept.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Greetings PCOM and COM students,

Don’t forget to brag about days like this.  My friend in Philadelphia is dealing with 34 degrees and snow.  Shoot a selfie of yourself outside reading this news bulletin to a friend at another school to remind them how cool it is to be a COM major at the Dub.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY DARWIN! Come celebrate creativity through science with COM Professors, Dr. Julie-Ann Scott and Mr. David Bollinger at Anthropology’s third annual Darwin Day event! Tuesday, February 7, 2017 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. in Cameron 105. Here’s a little inside scoop… Dr. Scott will be presenting on Disability and Natural Selection: Resisting Stigma/Embracing Mortality. Check it out!

 

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ATTENTION: The Next CSS Meeting will be held on Monday, February 6 at 6:30 p.m. in Leutze Hall 111! This meeting will have important updates and information about CSS happenings as well as a guest speaker. Katie Merritt, a recent COM grad will be joining us to share some of her post-grad experience, insight on her current position and the journey that led her there. We hope to see you Monday!

  

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Is a Career in Publishing in Your Future? Attend this interest meeting and see if this publishing opportunity is right for you! Monday, February 6, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. in Keenan Hall 1111. The Publishing Institute is an intensive four-week, graduate-level program held each summer at the University of Denver. Each year we host 95 students who are looking to begin a career in publishing. Our students meet industry professionals, learn the nuts and bolts of the publishing industry, and join a great network of professionals from all over the country. Check it out!

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Looking for the Perfect “While I’m in College” Job that will improve writing, computer and organizational skills? Follow this link for more information: http://uncw.edu/com/documents/spacemanagement.pdf

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Do you like Buzzfeed? Do you like blogging about the latest trends or issues that would be of interest to UNCW students? Check out UNCW’s chapter of the national blog, Her Campus. There are plenty of ways to get involved: from writing to marketing, the possibilities are endless! Check out our application here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd9rtQ_zzvOBEIAc49xE4wtYcR_8db1_e_yN-_lz3utGJURPg/viewform?c=0&w=1

 

 

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Get Published! Atlantis Magazine, UNCW's Creative Magazine, is accepting fiction, nonfiction, art, photography, and poetry from all North Carolina Undergraduate and Graduate students. Students may submit up to ten pieces by Monday, February 6. Submit your work at https://atlantismagazine.submittable.com/submit.

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Summer Apprenticeships with NC Growing Together Food Supply Chain. Be part of the food system change happening in North Carolina and around the country! Through an exciting 8-week program, apprentices will have the opportunity to work with local food hubs, businesses and organizations and gain hands-on training related to local food systems and value chains work. The application deadline is February 5, 2017. Find more information at https://www.ncgrowingtogether.org/summer-apprenticeship/

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Interested in the Local Food Movement?  UNCW is hosting Feast Down East’s Local Food Conference on Friday, February 10. There are a variety of workshops including business management and marketing, training for food policy councils, growing techniques, cooking demonstrations and more! Check out the conference schedule here: http://www.feastdowneast.org/local-food-conference-workshops

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Find Your Edge: Marketing EDGE is thrilled to announce that we are currently recruiting students for our Collegiate Summit that will take place in New York City from June 4-7, 2017.

The Marketing EDGE Collegiate Summit connects undergraduates from across the country with top marketing professionals to discover careers in data-driven and interactive marketing.

Find more information and apply at http://findyouredge.marketingedge.org/students/marketing-programs/collegiate-summit Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, so students are encouraged to apply early. Students graduating in May or June of 2017 are ineligible to apply.

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$$$ Summer Internship: Gain hands-on experience with environmental communication on both sides of America! The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center is seeking an intern to work for 18 weeks, from April through August, covering the work of SERC researchers in Maryland and California. Find out more here: https://serc.si.edu/interns-fellows/internships-new/research-projects/public-engagement  Application Deadline February 10, 2017.

 

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Super Bowl MONDAY?!?!?   As a friendly reminder heading into Super Bowl weekend, Monday is not a holiday.  So this is a great weekend to try a little experiment.  Get all of your work for Monday and even Tuesday done on Friday before you call it “the weekend.”  Then when you do it, reflect on how liberating it feels to enter the weekend free of those obligations.  In a great book called “Margin” the author notes that many of us play at work and work at play and therefore never really have the weekend our body, mind and soul needs.  Give it a shot and let me know how it goes.  Oh, and bring on the haters:  Go Pats! 

 

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Mark Your Calendars, Spring 2017 Graduates!

  • Commencement will take place on Saturday, May 6, 2017
  • Our COM Department Reception will be held at 11:00 a.m. in Kenan Hall
  • The College of Arts & Sciences Main Ceremony will be held at 1:00 p.m. in Trask
  • If you have family coming into town for graduation, please see this important information regarding hotel accommodations! http://uncw.edu/commencement/includes/CommencementSpring2017Accommodations.html
  • The graduation application deadline is March 03, 2017!

 

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FREE WORKSHOP on Google AdWords! Pay-per-click advertising on the Google platform can significantly boost exposure and revenue for companies and organizations looking to build an online presence, but there’s a caveat attached to that success. Without a proper understanding of how AdWords works, it’s also possible to lose money and achieve little to no results.

Come learn about the AdWords platform and discover the power of pay-per-click ads!

From 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on February 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23; March 1, 2

Email cie@uncw.edu to register, free for students!

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Secure Your Summer Income: UNCW MarineQuest is looking for staff with videography, editing, and story boarding experience. They have multiple position available this summer, check them out and apply at http://uncw.edu/marinequest/artseaemployment.html, for more information please contact Erin Moran, MarineQuest Summer Program Coordinator, at morane@uncw.edu

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Are You a College Journalist (or Recent Grad) with a Passion for Visual Storytelling?

The Center for News & Design at GateHouse Media is looking for a college journalist with a passion for visual storytelling to join them for a summer in sunny Austin, Texas. You will work with some of the company’s leading journalists during a 10-week learning experience, integrating digital and print design for national news projects. Interested? Follow the link to learn more and apply. http://bit.ly/2hgzVOu