Communication Studies




    COM News and Opportunities 

November 29, 2018


Greetings COM and PCOM majors, 


This cold weather edition of the news bulletin is brought to you by the core skill “perseverance.”  The one word definition of perseverance is “anyway.”  Get it done anyway, go to class anyway, have the hard conversation anyway.  We know it’s crunch time and you’re busy, read this bulletin (say it with me) ANYWAY.


Shout Out to our very own Julie-Ann Scott-Pollock for her recognition by the National Communication Association! Her book, Embodied Performance as Applied Research Art and Pedagogy, was awarded Best Ethnographic Book of 2018, a chapter she wrote for another publication was awarded Best Ethnographic Book Chapter of 2018 and an article she wrote, with former COM Major (now COM Alumna) Hunter Houtzer, was awarded Best Ethnographic Research Article of 2018—WOW! Congrats Dr. Scott! COM Rocks!



Registration Information


Writer · Actors · Singers · Musicians · Designers/Technicians · Marketing Specialists
In Spring 2019, students enrolled in COM 415 Performance Practicum will create and perform an original stage musical in Leutze Hall Studio 125.  Opportunities are available for writers, actors, singers, musicians, designers of all types (audio/lighting/scenic/wardrobe), technicians, and marketing/promotions specialists.  Interested?  BRAVA!  BRAVO!  For details—and to request a registration override—contact Professor Trimble at  



News and Opportunities in COM Studies




COM is Giving Away $$$$

COM Studies Scholarships open on Saturday, December 1, 2018. You will be able to access the COM Studies Scholarships via mySeaport under the Student Services tab and click on the “Apply for Scholarships” link. Scholarships may pull information from FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). FAFSA is open now and must be completed by February 1, 2019.

COM Scholarship Deadline: March 1, 2019.



Network Training Session with Dr. Weber

Our favorite COM 105 lecturer, Dr. Weber, will be teaching all about the ins and outs of networking at the CSS end of the year meeting! Networking is an essential skill for COM majors and this meeting will definitely end the year with a bang. Also, thanks to everyone who donated to the food drive—we were overwhelmed by the number of donations!

Monday, December 3, 2018

7:00 p.m.

Leutze Hall 132




Opportunities Across UNCW Campus



$$ Student Media is Hiring $$

Applications are being accepted for next year’s top manager positions at UNCW’s four student media:

-          Editor-in-Chief, Seahawk newspaper

-          Editor-in-Chief, Atlantis magazine

-          President, TealTV

-          Director of Advertising Sales, UNCW Student Media


They are seeking candidates with aggressive marketing ideas, strong communication and time-management skills, sound ethical compass, and dedication to responsible, high-quality content and public service. Sounds like they’re looking for some COM Majors!  


These challenging positions are open to enrolled UNCW students in good academic standing, pay annual stipends, and offer strong resume-building and leadership experience. Follow the link for more information and application details:

For more information, call Bill DiNome at ext. 2-7138, or e-mail:

Application Deadline: Friday, December 16, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.




Opportunities Beyond UNCW



Applications Now Open for the Clif Bar Business with Purpose Scholarship!

Clif Bar and Scholarship… need we say more? If you aren’t interested already here is a little more information. Clif Bar is searching for full-time seniors graduating in Spring 2019, with visions for doing something purposeful with their first year of post-graduate life. Someone who is motivated to bring purpose-driven experience into their future business career. Four scholarship winners will receive:

  • Up to $37,172 toward college debt repayment following completion of your 9-12 month experience.
  • $3,000/month stipend for the duration of your experience.
  • Mentoring from Clif employees to discuss the connections between your exploration of purpose and your future business career.

Follow the link to apply!

Application Deadline: January 25, 2019




Note from the Chair, Richard Olsen,


Don’t Let Flo Win:  It would be easy to define this semester by Hurricane Florence.  There was mass destruction, campus disruption, and many of you were personally impacted by the storm and recovery efforts.  Some of our COM faculty suffered significant losses.  But, we will CHOOSE to make this semester about teaching, learning, final projects we’re proud of, adapting efforts we’re proud of, friendships we made and more.  Please avoid dwelling on “If only . . .”  and focus on “Here’s what’s possible given . . .”  That change in framing will empower you and not Flo.  And that’s a good thing. 



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