Communication Connection

Friends of Com Newsletter

Message from the Chair

“The Dub.” It’s an abbreviation for UNCW that highlights the fondness we all have for the informality and “chill” that is such a part of this great university. What makes the Dub so special? It’s the people. more...

Department News

Seahawks Soar with WingSpan

With each project that Dr. Brubaker does, she tries to go bigger than before. “Since this one was Media and Politics, I wanted something media focused.” A political television show perfectly combined elements of both subjects. more...

What are Freakers and Why Does COM Studies Have Them?

Branding can be difficult. It can be hard to gain name recognition when a multi-million dollar ad campaign is out of the question. How does an organization get their name out to the public in a meaningful and memorable way that will avoid breaking the bank? more...

Faculty Profiles

Double Time

Instructors by day, a magazine editor, an American Sign Language interpreter, and a stand-up comedian by night, Shannon Gentry, Susan Lanier, and Brooklyn Green all lead interesting lives as the unsung heroes of the Department of Communication Studies. more...

Former Seahawk Now Teaching Seahawks

Working side by side with some of his former professors, David Pernell never thought he would be back teaching at the school where he received his undergraduate degree, going from being a Seahawk to teaching them. more...

Alumni News

Wise Words from a Lawful Seahawk

For those who are approaching the crossroads of graduation, with a communication studies degree or as an alum looking for another educational pursuit, law school might be the next step. more...

UNCW Alumna Makes Her Dreams a Reality

Timing can put our dreams on hold or allow doubt to overshadow our capabilities. This was not the case for Kaitlyn Russell, class of 2015. The former UNCW COM Studies student knew what she wanted and she was determined to go and get it. more...

Events and Happenings

The World and Ethics

Dr. Jose V. Sartarelli was inducted as UNCW’s new chancellor in the spring of 2015. He hasn’t been in Wilmington for long, but already he has a vision for the school and a desire to make the university a better place for education. more...

Students Lace Up to Vote

It’s a 22-minute walk from Leutze Hall to Government Drive. The students in Dr. Brubaker’s Election Campaign Communication class knew the route well. With about 100 members of the UNCW community, they walked, ran and biked to the Board of Elections more...

Opportunities in COM

COM Students Help Educate the Educators

Transition can be stressful. Towards the end of the school year, many communication studies students are embarking on their transition into the professional world. The transition can be even harsher when college students do not have a professional portfolio or any artifacts to show potential employers they have the skills to succeed. more...