Communication Studies

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April 5, 2018

Greetings COM and PCOM majors! 

I hope you are enjoying the Springtime weather.  There is a lot to look forward to as we gear up for the end of the semester.

Shout out to Dr. Robert’s and his COM 495 Course!

ETEAL funding is allowing Dr. Roberts' Media, Identity and Difference course to produce a podcast this semester. The podcast, Queer Currents, covers queer media and culture, past and present. Students have been involved in branding and web design as well as researching and writing segments for the podcast. Students are working on segments on queer representations in television, horror films, animation, and stand-up comedy to be released after the semester ends, but the class took some time out to record a live quiz show during COM Studies Week.  Check out that episode here:

Get caught up on past episodes and find out more about the project here:

News and Opportunities in COM Studies




Unfiltered (a Just Us performance)  

Just Us: A Performance Troupe for Social Justice is the culminating product of COM 211: Storytelling and Culture. Over the course of the semester, the students learned how to use the research method autoethnography to analyze culture through their own lived experiences. They named their show “Unfiltered” because of the raw and unfiltered emotion that each student faces while telling their story. Check out this semester’s performance, Unfiltered on Tuesday, April 17 at 7:00 p.m. at Old Books on Front Street at 249 N. Front St in Downtown Wilmington.  

Opportunities Across UNCW Campus



Networking Opportunity in Tech Industry:  Many of our COM graduates work in tech heavy companies such as Castle Branch, tekMountain and more.  Come meet some of these grads and the reps from these companies and more and also pick up cool swag at the 15th Annual Wilmington Information Technology eXchange and Conference (WITX) at UNCW. This event brings students, faculty, staff, and local technology vendors together to demonstrate the technologies they are developing or implementing. This year’s focus is on Growing the IT Community in Southeast North Carolina.

Date: April 10, 2018
CIS Building on the UNCW Campus
Register: by THIS Saturday, April 7




"Google & Democracy: Politics and the Power of the Internet"

Dr. J. Ben Taylor - Department of Public and International Affairs

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

6:00 p.m.

James Hall Auditorium

Find more information at



CAS Undergraduate Research & Creativity Scholarship

As a result of the third annual College of Arts and Sciences Homecoming 5K, twenty awards valued at $250 each will be given to undergraduate students with a major in CAS (THAT’S YOU) to support education-related applied learning expenses in 2018. These scholarships will support students who are planning travel to present research, for scholarship, or a creative activity, or who are conducting a project within one of these domains that requires purchasing supplies. We strongly encourage students from all CAS departments and programs to apply. Find more information at

Application Deadline: April 13, 2018



$$ Campus Life Programing & Events Intern $$

Stefanie Morris, Director of Campus Life Arts and Programs, sent this opportunity to us with a note of how much her and her team enjoy Communication Studies majors. Check out the brief description below and find more information on SeaWork (Job ID: 58554).

The Programming and Events Intern has major responsibilities in assisting with the coordination of the Leadership Lecture Series and subsequent programming surrounding the series. This individual will assist in preliminary planning and organization and will staff Arts and Programs events, including the Leadership Lecture Series, Art for the Masses, and other union programming. The position reports to the Director of Campus Life Arts and Programs and works with other staff members as assigned.

SeaWork (Job ID: 58554)

Application Deadline: Friday, April 13, 2018



$$ Advertising Director Wanted $$

UNCW Student Media is seeking an enrolled student to serve as advertising director in the 2018-19 academic year. We offer on-the-job training (although experience would be great!) and an hourly wage for approximately 10 hours per week. This person will be our sole frontline sales consultant working toward an annual sales goal, handling print, digital and social campaigns. Design experience using the Adobe suite is welcomed but not required.

A job description is posted to SeaWork (Job ID: 58263).

Application Deadline: Friday, April 27, 2018

Opportunities Beyond UNCW



A FREE webinar series just for Communication Studies students!

McGraw-Hill Education is proud to support a student-centered career development webinar series designed to help students land the job they want! One of our notable educators in Introduction to Communication, Dr. Jeffrey Child, Associate Professor of Communication Studies at Kent State University, will share student best practices and the latest tips on developing a professional online presence!

Session Date & Time: Thursday, April 12th at 7:00 p.m.  

Session Title: Operation Social Media Clean Up

Description: Learn of the latest best practices on cleaning up your social media accounts as you begin your job search.

Registration is required, space is limited. Register here:



Fall 2018 White House Internship Program

The Fall 2018 White House Internship Program is a public service leadership program that provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and build leadership skills. This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate today’s young leaders, strengthen their understanding of the Executive Office, and prepare them for future public service opportunities. The term runs from Wednesday, September 5 to Friday, December 7, 2018. 


  • All applicants must be at least 18 years of age by the internship program start date, and must be able to commit to the full internship term to be eligible.  Additionally, applicants must be U.S. citizens and meet at least one of the following criteria: 1) Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a college, community college, or university. Or 2) Have graduated from an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a college, community college, or university (two-to-four year institution) no more than two years before the internship program start date. Or 3) Are a veteran of the United States Armed Forces who possesses a high school diploma or its equivalent and has served on active duty—for any length of time—in the two years preceding the internship program start date.

The White House Internship Program is highly competitive.  Applicants are selected based on their demonstrated commitment to public service, leadership in the community, and commitment to the Trump Administration.  Questions about the White House Internship Program application can be directed to  More information, including details about placements in the White House Internship Program and a list of frequently asked questions, can be found on the White House website:

The application portal will remain open until 11:59PM EDT on Friday, May 4, 2018.  Any applications received after the deadline will not be considered. 



Note from the Chair, Richard Olsen,

I’m flying to Dallas as I write this.  Flying is not hard.  Landing without dying is the hard part.  We don’t pay pilots to fly plans.  We pay pilots to land them safely.  Lesson:  Land well.  Finish well.  The end of the semester is near—be a good pilot! 


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