Communication Studies

    COM News and Opportunities 

February 28, 2018

Greetings COM and PCOM majors! 

Spring Break is ALMOST here, so let’s finish the week strong and earn that break.  A few cool things going on this week, a few deadlines coming up, more than a few job opportunities, and a few items to put in your schedule for when you get back.  Read on good people, read on!  Remember, the goal of Spring Break is to come back rested… not arrested.  Just sayin’

Shout out to COM Major, Karli Grant on her acceptance at New England Law | Boston with their Justice Sandra Day O'Connor full tuition scholarship! We are proud of your achievements and efforts within the major and excited for your future at New England Law!   

Many of Our Majors were awarded or recognized at the NC College Media Association Conference for their work and involvement in UNCW student media organizations The Seahawk, Atlantis, and Second Story. So a special shout out to Nikki Kroushl, Casey McAnarney, Logan Prochaska, and K. Layne Smith! Keep up the great work! (If you were involved or awarded and we missed your name, please let us know!)  

Campus Candlelight Vigil – TONIGHT

In the wake of the Florida shooting, join UNCW students in the amphitheater on campus to remember and offer our respect to those who lost their lives and to those whom this will affect for the rest of their lives. This event is meant to simply offer a moment of peace and silence in their honor. There will be several guest speakers and an appearance by the Seahawkappellas.

Tonight, Wednesday, February 28, 2018

UNCW Amphitheater

6:00 p.m.

News and Opportunities in COM Studies



LAST CHANCE for COM Scholarships!

COM Studies Scholarship Applications will close TOMORROW! You can access the COM Studies Scholarships via mySeaport under the Student Services tab and click on the “Apply for Scholarships” link.

The deadline for applications is TOMORROW, Thursday, March 1, 2018.



PCOM Advising

Heads up PCOM Majors, the PCOM Advising notice will go out tomorrow, March 1. Advising will begin after Spring Break so make sure you read the ENTIRE notice and come prepared to your appropriate advising session!

TRANSFER STUDENTS: Please review your degree audit or transcript and ensure that all of your transfer credits are noted. If you are positive you had your final transcript sent to the UNCW registrar’s office and classes are missing please contact In the email include your full name, student id number, and the semesters that are missing. If you did not send your final transcript to UNCW's registrar’s office please have it sent immediately.



COM Advising

Heads up COM Majors, your advising notice will go out on Monday, March 12 by the end of the day. Be sure to read the entire notice and come prepared to your advising session. Advisor contact information will be included at the bottom of the notice.



COM Studies Week

We are expanding our annual event to a week-long celebration of our discipline, department, and all who comprise the Communication Studies family. We encourage current students to take full advantage of these events and the generosity as well as expertise of alumni, faculty, and friends of COM who will participate in these events. Follow along on our social media pages for updates and information @UNCWCOM and

March 19 – 23, 2018

Various Events & Times



Opportunities Across UNCW Campus



Campus Candlelight Vigil – TONIGHT

In the wake of the Florida shooting, join UNCW students in the amphitheater on campus to remember and offer our respect to those who lost their lives and to those whom this will affect for the rest of their lives. This event is meant to simply offer a moment of peace and silence in their honor. There will be several guest speakers and an appearance by the Seahawkappellas.

Tonight, Wednesday, February 28, 2018

UNCW Amphitheater

6:00 p.m.



Volunteer with CARE, Gain Public Speaking and Interpersonal Communication Experience!

Become a CARE Peer Educator! The CARE Peer Educators are a group of UNCW students whose goal is to reduce the risk of interpersonal violence in the hopes of elimination. This goal is realized through interactive presentations, tabling events, discussions, films and panels, and awareness campaigns that reach out to University students. Find more information and an application at  - Application Deadline March 13, 2018

Become a My Stand Mentor! The My Stand Mentor program will train you in handling crises, intervening in potentially difficult situations, and connect you with campus resources to help. This training is designed to give all students the tools to be the change agents in our culture to reduce violence and improve each other's lives. Find more information and training dates at  



Catherine of Siena: A Woman of Our Times

Nancy Murray, OP, part of the same talented Illinois family as actor/comedian Bill Murray, brings to life the Dominican saint Catherine of Siena in a vibrant one-woman show. With simple props and a fertile imagination, Sister Nancy portrays Catherine as the colorful, strong, passionate personality that she was. This event may prove interesting and inspiring for COM Majors on the Performance track. Tickets are FREE and available at Sharky’s Box Office.

Thursday, March 15, 2018.

Lumina Theater

7:00 p.m.



$ TealTV is Hiring $

TealTV is an on-campus student-led production network and we are looking for executive position applicants for the 2018-2019 academic year. If anybody wants to take on a leadership role within the organization, now is the time to apply! Even if you have never held a leadership role, this is a great opportunity to grow and develop those skills. Within the application, there is a link to position descriptions. Below is a link to the executive application,

This is a paid position, so please only apply if you have the time to dedicate to the organization. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email me at

Application Deadline: Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 12:00 p.m.


$$$ Campus Dining is Hiring $$$ 

Campus dining is looking for driven students and they came directly to COM Studies to find them! Check them out below and apply ASAP!

Peer-to-Peer Sales Team (20 openings)

Gain valuable marketing and sales experience with your peers. Earn extra cash with this on-campus position. Active during meal plan sign-up periods at the beginning and end of each semester with opportunities for further employment throughout the semester. Follow the link to learn more and apply:

Marketing Intern (1 opening)

The Campus Dining Marketing Team is looking for a driven marketing student intern.

This position is listed on SeaWork, sign in now to find out more information and apply.

Job number: 58031

Job title: Campus Dining Marketing Intern

*up to 10 hours/week this spring (training), up to 30 hours/week over the summer, up to 15 hours/week during the 2018-2019 school year

Opportunities Beyond UNCW



RISE Fellowship Opportunity – Priority Review of Applications Begins TODAY!

RISE Learning Experiences: - The cohort will participate in an 8-week summer research institute that includes training in research methods, GRE prep, doctoral application reviews, a UVA-sponsored visit to their undergraduate research conference and weekly seminars with scholars in the field. The current RISE fellows are engaged in a yearlong mentorship. We are fortunate to have UNCW’s own Dr. Donyell Roseboro as one the mentors in the program.

RISE Speakers and Faculty:  The fellows are taught by NCCU and UNC-Chapel Hill professors and last year, the seminar speakers were from Duke, UNCW, the New School of Social Research, the University of New Mexico, the University of South Carolina, Temple University, and Grambling University, among others. There was also an N&O journalist covering education and the NCCU archivist who spoke about Durham's African American history and the history of segregation in the region.

Follow the link for more information:

Priority Review of Applications TODAY, Wednesday, February 28, 2018



2 More Days to Apply!

Get a Foot in the Door of your Broadcasting Career!

We are inviting students from all nearby universities to the Kellar Radio Talent Institute at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC.

The mission/purpose of this Radio Talent Institute is to discover, coach, and then connect students interested in a broadcasting career with the broadcast industry.  Our hope is that you will join us in making your students aware of this unique opportunity and to encourage the appropriate students to apply. The Kellar Radio Talent Institute is held on the campus of Appalachian State University June 11 - June 20, 2018.

Follow the link for more information!  

Application Deadline: March 2, 2018


$ Job Opportunity with the Azalea Festival $

The North Carolina Azalea Festival is looking for Ticket Office Team Members to work in the ticket office this spring 2018. The office is conveniently located to campus and offers great flexibility with your schedule.  For any questions you may have, contact Adam Guttadauro at To apply, please send you resume to We are looking for someone who is available for the business hours of Monday-Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. We typically do shifts of 9:00 am - 1:00 pm and 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm.



Note from the Chair, Richard Olsen,

Get Ready to Kick Some… assumptions.  There are several contentious issues dominating the headlines.  We hope you’ll be an engaged citizen on these issues as well as practice your skills in civility and intellectual curiosity by truly asking “why do you think that’s the case?”  But, these issues—such as how best to make schools safer—are complex issues that are ideal for revisiting some communication basics like: what are your definitions, what are you assuming is true about human nature, what is your implicit hierarchy of values FROM which you are arguing?  What questions could you ask of your conversation partner to unpack and examine his or her assumptions?  It might make the road trip to the Florida Gulf Coast a bit more lively.


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