Communication Studies

Calendar of Events

Wednesday, August 16, 2017: Classes Begin!

Monday & Tuesday, August 21-22: Auditions for the Fall 2017 Production of Ebenezer
Monday     August 21     6:30 - 8:30 pm      Leutze Hall 134
Tuesday    August 22     6:30 - 8:30 pm      Leutze Hall 141

Monday, September 18, 2017
Wrongful Convictions and the U.S. Constitution. Please join us for a special discussion of the persistent problem of wrongful convictions focusing on the 5th Amendment with Ms. Sabrina Smith, death penalty exoneree and Professor Kim Cook, Department of Sociology and Criminology. 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. in Cameron Hall Auditorium 105. Co-sponsored by the department of Communication Studies. Follow the link for more information

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
“What Happened to the American Dream?”
A Discussion with Les Leopold about his book Runaway Inequality: An Activist’s Guide to Economic Justice which documents the now well-established pattern of growing income and wealth inequality in the United States since 1980. Even more, Leopold connects growing inequality to some of the most pressing social issues of the day making the case that runaway inequality is the ultimate culprit in the demise of the American dream, as well as our current economic and political crisis. 5:30 p.m. in DeLoach Hall 114. Co-Sponsored by Communication Studies, find more information at

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Brandon will share his journey of personal growth and discovery and uncover the stories featured on Humans of New York as well as his current project with the United Nations featuring stories from over 20 countries. Brandon has emerged as a worldwide internet phenomenon and one of today’s most influential storytellers. Listeners take away a renewed appreciation for the power of one person and one idea to inspire millions, and encouragement to be a force for good and contribute something meaningful to the world. 7:00 p.m. at Burney Center Co-Sponsored by Communication Studies, find more information at

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Join Dr. Chadwick Roberts as he gives a talk on queer history for the LGTB Resource Office. Heroes and Ghosts: Perspectives on Queer History will explore the historical victories and erasure of queer people. Dr. Roberts is currently studying a web series called Queer Ghost Hunters that engages with queer history. 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. in Wrightsville Beach Room (Fisher Student Center 2017)

Monday, October 9, 2017
Rock for a Cure Chipotle Fundraiser! Come grab dinner with your friends between 5:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. and tell the cashier you are supporting UNCW Rock for a Cure! This is a great and easy way to support Rock for a Cure and The Pink Ribbon Foundation. We will receive 50% of all the proceeds and they will go towards the 11th Annual Rock for a Cure breast cancer benefit on Friday, October 13. 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. Chipotle on Oleander (1525 Fordham Rd. – Next to Whole Foods) CSS Members: You can earn easy CSS points by having dinner at Chipotle on 10/9 and posting a photo of you eating there to your Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook and tag @uncwcss.  Make sure your account is public so we can see the post.

Monday & Tuesday, October 9-10, 2017
Auditions for Ebenezer: A Christmas Carol. We’re seeking actors, singers, dancers, roles for all ages and character types! You will need to perform a brief a cappella portion of a song and read from the script. Auditions will be held on Monday and Tuesday (October 9 & 10), see details below. The performance will be held December 14 – 17. We are also seeking personnel for costume, scenery, lighting, sound, props, stage management, and choreography. For more information please contact Frank Trimble, AUDITION DETAILS: 6:30 Kenan Auditorium. Perform a brief a cappella portion of a song & read from the script.

Friday, October 13, 2017
Get Ready to Rock Out for a Great Cause! The 11th Annual Rock for a Cure breast cancer benefit will be held at the Reel Cafe on Friday, October 13, starting at 6:00 p.m. Admission is only $5 and all proceeds go to the New Hanover County Regional Medical Center's Pink Ribbon Project. Don't forget to bring some extra cash for the silent auction and raffle! Prizes include a one night stay at the Best Western Plus Coastline Inn, an autographed CD from One Tree Hill star Tyler Hilton, an autographed Rachael Ray cookbook, a series 3 Apple Watch, and gift cards from local businesses like The Little Dipper, Islands, and Island Passage! Entertainment will be provided by The Schoolboys and UNCW COM alumna Jessi Sykes! We raised more than $6,600 in 2016, so come out this year to help us reach $50,000 in cumulative donations to Pink Ribbon! For more information visit our website or like our Facebook Page at UNCW Rock for a Cure. 6:00 p.m. at Reel Café (100 S Front St, Wilmington, NC 28401)

Monday, October 23 - Friday, November 3
COM and PCOM Advising! COM Advising Letters went out on Monday, October 16, at 4:30 p.m. PCOM Advising Letters have been sent. Check your email! If you are a COM or PCOM major and did not receive an advising notice, email Meghan Larson ASAP.  If you are in COM 105 AND changing your major to PCOM from a different declared major AND would like to be advised by the COM department follow this link for information, instructions and advising hours.

Friday, December 1, 2017
COM Studies Scholarship Applications Open. Access the applications via mySeaport under the Student Services tab and click on the “Apply for Scholarships” link. The deadline for applications is March 1, 2018.

Saturday, December 9, 2017
Communication Studies Graduation Reception.
Saturday, December 9, 2017 in the Warwick Center Ballroom at 11:00 a.m. NO TICKETS REQUIRED! Please wear your cap and gown! The College of Arts and Sciences Commencement Ceremony will be held afterwards in Trask Coliseum at 1:00 p.m. Check your email for more information. Graduates: make sure you update your information with alumni relations so we can stay in touch!