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August/September 2013

UNCW Communication Studies Society

The purpose of the UNCW Communication Studies Society is to prepare members for a clear understanding of the communication field and to provide networking opportunities with peers and professionals in communication related fields.

Dues and Points

Its the start of a new school year, which means its time to pay dues! Dues help us pay for refreshments for meetings, service projects and events (like the fashion show and Project Protg), and fund our CSS Achievement Award. The deadline to pay dues is Sept. 30. Dues are $20, unless you were an active member in Spring 2013. In order to become active, you simply need to earn 10 points in one semester. Earn points by attending meetings, participating in service projects, or bringing food to meetings. Active members pay half the membership fee, and get priority status for Project Protg. To join CSS, print out a Member Info Sheet on the website (its under Club Info), and bring your dues to a meeting or to Leutze Hall 238. If you have questions, contact Kaitlin at

Rock for the Cure

Save the Date: The 7th Annual Rock for the Cure breast cancer benefit will be held on Fri., Oct. 18 at 7:00 pm at the Reel Caf in downtown Wilmington. UNCWs unofficial faculty rock band, The Schoolboys will perform, and proceeds from the event benefit the New Hanover Regional Medical Center Foundations Pink Ribbon Project. CSS has raised more than $22,000 since the events inception. If your organization is interested in being an event sponsor, contact Cortney Aherron at or check out our website. If your organization would like to donate an item to our raffle or auction, contact Ms. Chin at Opportunities to volunteer at the event will be announced soon, and t-shirt presales will begin later in September. Keep checking our website and meeting minutes for details.

CSS Online
Missed a meeting? Check out our official CSS website! You can access newsletters and meeting minutes to see what you missed and to learn about point opportunities. Pictures from past CSS events and meetings are also located on the site at CSS also has a Facebook page Communication Studies Society Like our page to stay updated. Have a hard time remembering upcoming events? Follow CSS on Twitter and have messages sent straight to your cell phone. The twitter handle is @CStudiesSociety.

Need Points?
Earning points is easy. Earn a point by coming to meetings. One meeting = one point. If you like to eat (and who doesnt?), you can contact Vice President Karina Villalobos at and ask her what kinds of things we need brought to the next meeting. She can even coordinate with you to get the items in advance if you cant attend the meetings. If food isnt your thing, you can help Secretary Meghan Blair obtain prizes for our meeting raffles. If you work someplace that offers gift cards, tshirts, or other cool giveaways, talk to Meghan at We will also have opportunities for you to participate in service projects later this semester.

onsite? What kinds of socials would you be interested in attending? If you have any ideas or feedback, feel free to contact any of the board members via email or stop by Ms. Chins office hours for a quick chat.

CSS Board
Morgan Lang President Karina Villalobos Vice President Meghan Blair Secretary Kaitlin Batson Treasurer Sutton Hack Historian Summer Saunders Community Outreach Chair Kathleen King Fundraising Chair Alex Lepkowski Publicity Chair Jennifer Chin Faculty Advisor

Why Join?
If youre trying to decide whether or not to become a member, here are a few reasons to make the commitment. 1. Fees are low. Dues are $20/semester for new or inactive members. If you earn 10 points in a semester, the next semester, dues are only $10. 2. Hear about special programs, announcements, networking opportunities before some of your peers. 3. Learn more about what you want to do with your degree after graduating with networking and educational programming, such as our internship panel, networking workshop, Dress for Success Fashion Show, Make the Most of Your Major, and other guest presenters.

Important Dates
Sept. 9......................CSS Meeting LH 143 6 pm Sept. 23....................CSS Meeting LH 143 6 pm

We want to hear from YOU. What service projects do you think we should get involved with? What kinds of projects do you prefer off-campus or on? Collecting goods or helping out a nonprofit