Communication Studies


 SPECIAL NOTE: Classes have been canceled as of 12:00 p.m. on Monday, September 10, 2018. Any events scheduled for this week are likely canceled. Keep an eye on the UNCW homepage and social media outlets for more information regarding this week and next week. Thank you!


    COM News and Opportunities 

September 6, 2018


Greetings COM and PCOM majors, 


Today is a very important day!  First, it is the birthday of Meghan McPhail famous for many things but mostly for her amazing work in the COM Office.   It is also National Read a Book Day, which happens to be her favorite!  Did you know reading can improve Critical Thinking (one of our Core Skills). In honor of the occasion, please read our “COM News Bulletin: The Book” today, get all caught up and be one of the few Americans who will have read a book today. 


Did You Know? In Fall 2016, Dr. Bolduc took a group of COM Students to Ireland to film a promotional documentary on the partnership between UNCW and Maynooth University in Ireland. This video has been recognized with an Award of Excellence in the 2018 Broadcast Education Association Festival of Media Arts and a 2018 Bronze Telly Award! Congrats to Dr. Bolduc and our wonderful majors! COM Rocks!
Find more information about the Telly Award here:,-Students-Win-Telly-Award.html

Find the video on the UNCW FYSA website:  



News and Opportunities in COM Studies




Come Meet the New IMC Professor!

CSS is a great place to make a large major feel small by engaging in community service, networking, and educational opportunities alongside your fellow COM majors. At our next meeting the new IMC professor, Professor Willingham, will be introducing herself while discussing the redesigned IMC program. The rest of the semester’s meetings, which are held every other Monday, will consist of specialized panels, guest speakers, and meeting a variety of COM professors. We are still accepting new members and would love to have you there! If you have questions, please reach out to Allison Phillips,

Monday, September 10, 2018

6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Leutze Hall 132





Opportunities Across UNCW Campus



Food! Fun! Forensics?

Speech and debate (forensics) is an academic sport that showcases drama, improvisation and objective argumentation. The Speechawks will be having their first meeting of the year TONIGHT and you're invited! There will be food, fun, and a whole lot of forensics. If you have questions, email

TONIGHT, Thursday, September 6, 2018

7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

CIS 1012 (Computer Information Systems Building)



The Seahawk newspaper is looking for writers and future leaders.

An award-winning college publication on the state and nationwide level, The Seahawk will be graduating a majority of its editorial board at the end of this school year. We are looking for younger students, particularly sophomores and juniors, who will step up in our organization and lead after the current staff is gone. Opportunities range from writing to copy editing, marketing, layout and graphic design.

The Seahawk holds its weekly meetings each Monday at 5:00 p.m. in Leutze 131. Please stop by if you're interested—we would love to have you. For more information, contact Noah Thomas at

Monday, September 10, 2018

5:00 p.m.

Leutze Hall 131



Submit to Atlantis: Art, Photography, Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry

Submissions for the Fall 2018 issue of Atlantis Magazine, UNCW's Creative Magazine, are now open. Since 1971, Atlantis Magazine has published the art, photography, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry of students across the state. Undergraduate and graduate students attending any North Carolina public, private, or community college may submit up to ten pieces in each category at  

Deadline for Submissions: Monday, September 10, 2018



Career Fair Volunteers Needed!

On Wednesday, September 19th the UNCW Career Center will be hosting its annual Career Fair and we are looking for volunteers to help our employers get settled into the fair. Volunteer opportunities range from greeting employers, carrying recruitment materials from a drop off point, and answering any questions employers may have. This is a great opportunity for you to gain volunteer credit for your student organization as well as make professional connections across multiple industries. Let us know your availability by taking a quick survey:

Sign-Up Deadline: Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Career Fair Volunteer Details:

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Campus Commons

Questions? Contact Charles Ozuna,  



Volunteer Fair!

The Office of Student Leadership and Engagement brings you the 3rd Annual Volunteer Fair! Participants of the Fair will include local non-profit organizations, service-oriented UNCW student organizations, and international service programs and organizations. This event is perfect for students needing service hours for organization or class requirements and students wanting internships or career experience. Find more information at

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Warwick Ballroom



UNCW “Get Adobe Certified” Club – First Meeting

Our goal is to get as many students Adobe Certified by giving students the information they need to realize their creative potential with Adobe Premiere, a video editing program. We will be meeting in the Tech Nest so space is limited to 15 people. Please sign up on Facebook at UNCW Get Certified,

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Tech Nest (Fisher University Union)



Welcome Wednesday with CIE

Join us for a tour of the CIE facilities! Learn what goes on at the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Wednesday, September 25, 2018

9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

803 South College Road

Wilmington, NC 28403




Opportunities Beyond UNCW



Suit-Up Event

The JCPenney Suit Up is a collaborative event with JCPenney and the UNCW Career Center to provide students and alumni with an exclusive shopping event for professional attire. UNCW students and alumni will receive 40% off all professional attire at this exclusive one-night event. Everything you need to finish your look for that next interview or the Career & Internship Fair. Prizes, games, food & Sephora makeovers included! Find more information at

Sunday, September 9, 2018

6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

JCPenny at Independence Mall

3500 Oleander Drive, Wilmington, North Carolina 28403



NC FILM forum September Meetup

UNCW and CFCC students:  Come mingle with fellow filmmakers and creatives!  This mixer is FREE and open to all ages including you kids under 21!  Free appetizers will be provided!

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

5:30 p.m.

Waterman’s Brewery

1610 Pavilion Pl, Wilmington, NC 28403



Want To Put Your Photography And Social Media Knowledge To Good Use?

JDRF Coastal Carolina Chapter ( is holding our annual One Walk on Sunday, October 28, 2018 downtown on the Riverwalk and we need 1-2 individuals willing to take photos the day of the event and help us with our social media efforts leading up to and during the event. Not only will you gain valuable experience, you’ll also receive a free event t-shirt, food, letter of recommendation, and/or volunteer hours. Contact Dalene Bickel at or call 910-509-9899.




Note from the Chair, Richard Olsen,


Talk Smart:  On this day 21 years ago over 1 million people lined the streets for Princess Diana’s funeral.  Over 2.5 billion people watched on television.  Why was the world enamored with this women who held no “real” power?  She had what we call “semiotic power”—she had meaning to people.  Her grace, her compassion, her authenticity and her persona blended to embody what most people saw as a good person who has risen to the challenges of her position.  And because of that she had an impact on fashion and what it meant to be a woman of her times.  Who do you think holds similar semiotic power today?  Grab a beverage and have a fascinating conversation around this theme.  



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