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, April 09, 2015

Dear COM and PCOM Majors,

Things to do on a rainy day: 1) wear boots or go barefoot and carry your shoes, 2) hang out in Randall or LH lobby between classes instead of going back home, 3) Read this news bulletin!


Need COM 400? If you are a senior graduating in December and you need COM 400 please do the following by Monday April 13. Send Dr. Olsen (olsenr@uncw.edu) an email with 1) your name, 2) your rank order of sections you CAN take. REMEMBER: there are TWO sections of COM 400 this summer so please strongly consider taking one of those sections this summer. Then you’ll have your portfolio ready for Fall applications, etc.


$$$ FREE MONEY $$$ Did you know the COM department offers scholarships each spring? We have 4 scholarships just for our majors! 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.


Applications for CSS office and chair positions for the upcoming academic year are available online at http://student.uncw.edu/org/css. Click “Club Info” and submit your application online. Deadline for completed applications is April 15 at 12 noon. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to add leadership experience to your resume (while also creating portfolio artifacts)!

No meeting on 4/13 for CSS in Leutze Hall 143, but be sure to mark your calendars for elections on Mon., 4/27 at 6:00 pm! We’ll vote in new officers, present graduating seniors with cords, and view our annual slide show!


Research DAY! College of Health and Human Services presents Making Your Mark: Implementing and Evaluating Community-Based Violence Prevention Programs with Keynote Speaker, Moises Prospero. Come to the Burney Center Friday, April 10, 2015 from 10-11:30 a.m. Visit http://uncw.edu/chhs/researchdayevents.html to find out more about Moises Prospero.


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/


Attention all filmmakers, film lovers and movie critics! If you are interested in film and conference workshops then Visions Film Festival & Conference would like to invite you to our annual film festival, next Friday, April 17th, 2015. A full day event where you get the chance to interact with filmmakers and scholars from all around the world as they showcase their work in Lumina Theatre. Be sure to purchase a badge today! A badge grants you entrance to all events during the day-long festival, which includes: All film and conference blocks, Video Race Participation and/or screening, Morning and evening receptions, The After Party and The Keynote Speaker's Address. Our keynote speaker is Caroline Roberts, a UNCW alumna and director Robert Marshall's personal assistant. A full day's pass is $15 or you can purchase individual block tickets for $5. If you attend our bake sale, next Monday, April 13th then you can get our secret code to a discount on your badge. It is a great opportunity and a day full of fun, so be sure to check out our trailer here: https://vimeo.com/124363582 and visit our website: http://visionsfilm.org to purchase badges and get more information!


Interested in a law or health profession? Check out Pre-Professional Student Week, April 13-17, 2015. Students will meet with current professionals, learn how to prepare for the application process and sharpen the skills that will make them unique to prospective employers! Attend 3 or more programs and be entered into a drawing for a free Kaplan Test Preparation course – valued up to $2000!

Visit http://uncw.edu/preprofessional/offerings/preprofweek.html for more information.


Radboud University (the Netherlands) is organizing an International Summer School Course on Young Consumers. This course is designed for advanced Bachelor’s and Master’s students who are interested in youth media and consumer behavior from a marketing, educational, societal and/or policy perspective. The deadline for the early bird discount (10%) is April 1st, but there are also other possibilities for discounts. Follow the link for more information!



Do YOU Know Your Final Grades? No you don’t. But do you have a plan or merely a hope for achieving what you need to achieve in the course. Effective and adaptive individuals focus on maximizing the time and resources under their control. Others fret about the things beyond their control. Our core skill of responsibility emphasis doing what you CAN do to bring about a positive outcome. Take some time this weekend to plan out what it looks like to finish well! And then you can check out the silly baby animal clips on the web to relieve stress.

Dr. Olsen, Chair

Communication Studies

Key Dates for COM and PCOM:

Spring COM Scholarships - Applications due Friday, April 17


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