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  • April 15th Edition

    2024 spring graduates invited to school's graduation reception
    DHI Showcase features two SoC faculty members
    Mentors wanted for our new peer-to-peer student mentoring program
    FABJ student awards April 20
    Internships offered at School of Communication
    Doing an internship this summer? Deadline extended to April 26
    Important upcoming registration dates
    Spinnaker Media hiring for summer and fall
    Summer 2024 and Fall 2024 registration tips for B.S. in Communication majors
    Summer 2024 and Fall 2024 registration tips for B.A. in Communication Studies majors
    Summer and Fall 2024 registration tips for those minoring in Social Media
    Summer 2024 and Fall 2024 registration tips for M.S. in Communication Management graduate students
    National scholarships available through PRSSA
    Student ambassadors wanted
    Student clubs and organizations for Communication majors
    Learn more about our M.S. in Communication Management
    Student complaints and appeals

    CommConnectTV-Episode 137

    2024 spring graduates invited to school's graduation reception


    Spring 2024 graduates are invited to bring their families to attend the School of Communication graduation reception. The school's reception will be held on graduation day from 11-11:45 a.m. on Friday, May 3, in the Student Union Ballroom. Undergraduate degree commencement starts at 12:30 p.m., and graduate degree commencement starts at 4 p.m. The reception will give all graduates the chance to say goodbye to favorite professors and classmates. Light refreshments will be provided. The school will recognize the 2023-2024 Outstanding Graduates in the various disciplines, thank our graduating Student Ambassadors, and talk about the benefits of joining the school's alumni association. Please RSVP to commstu1@unf.edu no later than April 19 how many will be in your party for our graduation reception.

    DHI Showcase features two SoC faculty members


    It’s time for the DHI (Digital Humanities Institute) Showcase! In one week, faculty and students will be presenting posters, printed by the DHI's very own poster printer, on the exciting work they've been doing this past year! DHI is happy to have Dr. ​Nashid Madyun, executive director of Florida Humanities, give a brief keynote address before talking with faculty and students about their work. Don't miss a poster from UNF School of Communication faculty Dr. Christina Arnold and Dr. Margaret Stewart.
    The event is scheduled from 3-5 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, in the Talon Room (Osprey Commons Building 16, fourth floor).

    Faculty and students will be joined by representatives of several of DHI’s community partners, including the Jacksonville Public Library, LISC, the St. Augustine Historical Society, and others, who will be setting up tables to talk about their organization and how participants and attendees might work with them on DHI-affiliated projects. 

    The presenters are:

    Andrew Hopkins, PORL- PORL In-Person Data Collection

    Carter Mudgett - A Racist Shooting Close to Home: A Content Analysis of Local, National Coverage of Jacksonville, Florida’s Dollar General Shooting

    Dr. Christina L. Arnold, Dr. Margaret C. Stewart, & F. Dan Richard - Applying Mediated Statement Analysis (MSA) to Detect Digital Deception and Misinformation Online

    James Beasley - Marching On: The USCT Pension Records and Cemetery Rehabilitation

    Jessica Chandras - Who is Florida Man? Media and Florida’s Linguistic Landscape 

    Kailan Sindelar - WildAR Northeast Florida

    Lydia-Rose Hanson- Unveiling Intergenerational Trauma: Colorism, Domestic Violence, and Emotional Intelligence in the Jamaican Household

    Madalyn Starratt - Digitizing the Eartha M.M. White Collection

    María Ángeles Fernández Cifuentes - Alonso de Barro’s Courtly Philosophy: Of Cervantes, Board Games, and OER in the Classroom

    Unveiling the Ezpeleta Affair: Using AI to Explore Cervantes’s World

    Tru Leverette Hall & Maureen McCluskey - Water Stories: A River Harvest

    Mentors wanted for our new peer-to-peer student mentoring program


    The School of Communication will start offering a peer-to-peer student mentoring program in fall 2024, and we are looking for student mentors. The mentoring program, called The Flock, matches a small group of newly arrived undergraduate students with upper-level undergraduate students to foster an environment of belonging and success. Mentors prompt mentees to utilize academic and personal support services and engage in campus activities.  

    The mentor will meet with his/her group of mentees face-to-face at least three times during the academic year to establish a mentoring bond, answer questions, and provide them with useful information to navigate college systems. They will also check in bi-monthly with their mentoring group via phone, email, text, or other apps. As role models, mentors help other students find success in college. 

    Mentors need to be reliable, accountable, respectful, patient, trustworthy, and good listeners. They are leaders who seek to make a difference in the lives of others. Mentors are self-starters, team players, and willing to ask for help. Mentors should be comfortable talking with others, possess good organizational and time management skills, and be willing to communicate with peers and support staff.  

    Interested or just want to know more? Contact the Director of the School of Communication: jparmele@unf.edu

    FABJ student awards April 20


    Two Communication students, Daria Mironova and Carter Mudgett, are finalists in two categories at the Press Forward event hosted by Florida Association of Broadcast Journalists. The event is open to students and broadcast professionals from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, April 20, in the Rosen Centre Resort, Orlando. The event will also feature a workshop and job fair. Registration is not required. For more information visit floridanewsawards.org/pressforward.

    Internships offered at School of Communication


    The UNF School of Communication is accepting applications for summer and fall semesters 2024 interns. The internship program provides an essential real-world experience throughout the semester for students enrolled in the senior internship program.

    For Multimedia Journalism and Digital Video Production students, SoC particularly needs an on-camera news anchors, sports reporter/anchor, and show producer. In the spring semester the SoC expects to fill these positions and an additional production TriCaster directors.

    The intention is to expand the brand of Inside Swoop--a student-produced, daily 90-second show focused on news, entertainment, and sports--which provides hands-on experiences for students aspiring to be anchors, reporters, producers or directors. SoC is seeking students who have a strong interest in broadcasting and production.

    In addition, Inside Swoop is accepting resumes for the social media intern for both the summer and the fall semesters.

    So, why wait to set up an internship for spring when the opportunity is right now? Contact Professor Ken Thomas by sending your resume to k.thomas@unf.edu. Visit the SoC's internship site for requirements and applications.

    Doing an internship this summer? Deadline extended to April 26


    All communication majors MUST complete
    the Internship Senior Project class before they graduate. The deadline for applications has been extended to April 26. Students who are planning on taking an internship this summer should begin their search now for an internship site.

    First go to the communication internship site which houses all of the School of Communication’s pre-approved internships. Connect with the contact person for the site and begin the journey to find the perfect internship. 

    Remember, students CANNOT register for the senior internship class until their internship application has been submitted and the site and supervisor approved by the school. The application for pre-approved sites can be found in the Forms tab on the communication internship site. If you need an application for a non-approved site, email commstu1@unf.edu.

    If you have any questions, reach out to Professor Bobbi Doggett, internship coordinator, at rdoggett@unf.edu or the School of Communication at commstu1@unf.edu

    The deadline for applications is April 15. Don’t wait until the last minute to begin a search.

    Important upcoming registration dates


    During the week of registration, April 15-19, the advising team will offer 20-minute appointments only and in-person drop-ins will be canceled.

    April 15: Registration week by time ticket begins for both Summer and Fall terms

    For more information visit the Registration Guide.

    Spinnaker Media hiring for summer and fall


    Spinnaker Media is now hiring leaders for the summer and fall semesters. Working at Spinnaker Media is a great way to gain real-world experience, network with industry professionals, get published and build a portfolio/resume.

    Apply at the links below:

    If you have questions about these positions, please email Amanda Cox at Spinnaker@unf.edu.

    Summer 2024 and Fall 2024 registration tips for B.S. in Communication majors


    As you prepare to register for Summer and Fall 2024 classes, please become familiar with the Registration and Course Planning Tool in myWings. To learn more about this tool, please visit the OneStop. Here's some advice on what classes students may take for Advertising, Multimedia Journalism, Digital Video Production and Public Relations.

    If you encounter any problems with registration, you may need a "prerequisite override" or other fix. Your advisors, John Buckley and Leshare Demps are happy to see what your options are.

    For Advertising students
    Please note: MMC 4422-Advertising & PR Research, which will be offered in Fall 2024, can be taken in place of the required core course MMC 4420-Mass Communications Research.

    Good "major electives" that are available:

    For Summer 2024: PUR 3000-Principles of Public Relations, MMC 4732-Social Media Management, MMC 3002-Social Media for Communication

    For Fall 2024: ADV 4404-Strategic Branding, MMC 3402-Political Advertising, MMC 3002-Social Media for Communication, PUR 3000-Principles of Public Relations; ADV 3812-Integrated Marketing Communication, MMC 4630-Understanding Emerging Media, MMC 4732-Social Media Management

    For Multimedia Journalism students
    Tips to remember
    : Do not take any courses with the ADV, PUR, SPC, or COM prefix as a "major elective" if you are in the multimedia journalism track.

    Good "major electives" for Multimedia Journalism track students that are available:

    For Summer 2024: RTV 3001-Principles of Broadcasting, RTV 4291-Narrative Production, MMC 4732-Social Media Management, MMC 3002-Social Media for Communication.

    For Fall 2024: MMC 3342-Content Creation Tools, RTV 3220C-TV Production/Visual Arts TV, MMC 4630-Understanding Emerging Media, MMC 4732-Social Media Management, MMC 3002-Social Media for Communication

    For Digital Video Production students 
    Please note: The required course RTV 3260-Single-Camera Production will be offered in both Summer and Fall 2024.

    Good "major electives" in Production that are available:

    For Summer 2024: RTV 3001-Principles of Broadcasting, RTV 4291-Narrative Production.

    For Fall 2024: RTV 4612-Digital Video Effects, RTV 3220-TV Production/Visual Arts TV, MMC 3342-Content Creation Tools, MMC 3402-Political Advertising

    For Public Relations students
    Tips to remember
    : You do not need to take MAR 3023-Principles of Marketing as a prerequisite for advertising classes such as ADV 3008-Principles of Advertising and ADV 3101-Advertising Creative Strategy.

    Please note: MMC 4422-Advertising & PR Research, which will be offered in Fall 2024, can be taken in place of the required core course MMC 4420-Mass Communications Research.

    Good PR "major electives" that are available:

    For Summer 2024: ADV 3008-Principles of Advertising, SPC 4064-Public Speaking for Professionals, MMC 4732-Social Media Management, MMC 3002-Social Media for Communication.

    For Fall 2024: PUR 4450-Public Relations and Event Planning, PUR 4400-Crisis Communication, ADV 3101-Advertising Creative Strategy, ADV 3008-Principles of Advertising; ADV 3812-Integrated Marketing Communication; MMC 3002-Social Media for Communication, MMC 4630-Understanding Emerging Media, MMC 4732-Social Media Management, ADV 4404-Strategic Branding, RTV 3220C-TV Production/Visual Arts TV, MMC 3402-Political Advertising

    Finally, any general curriculum questions can often be answered at Programs of Study and Osprey Map.

    Summer 2024 and Fall 2024 registration tips for B.A. in Communication Studies major


    As you prepare to register for Summer and Fall 2024 classes, please become familiar with the Registration and Course Planning Tool in myWings. To learn more about this tool, please visit the OneStop. If you encounter any problems with registration, you may need a "prerequisite override" or other fix. Your advisors, John Buckley and Leshare Demps, are happy to help. Those students who would like to take a required class that they don't see offered should contact their advisor.

    Tips to remember: One of your required core courses, COM 3042, has changed its name. The course (formerly call “Interpersonal Communication”) is now called “Communication in Relationships.” Also, for your final course in the major, you have the choice of either taking COM 4945-Internship Senior Project or taking COM 4301-Communication Theory & Research Methods. Please note that MMC 4420-Mass Communication Research can substitute for COM 4301. Also note that these courses have pre-requisites. Any general curriculum questions can often be answered at Programs of Study and Osprey Map.

    Good "major electives" in communication studies that are available:

    For Summer 2024: COM 4044-Lying & Deception, MMC 2701-Communicating Across Cultures, SPC 4064-Public Speaking for Professionals; COM 4301-Communication Theory & Research Methods

    For Fall 2024: COM 4561-Strategic Social Media, SPC 4064-Public Speaking for Professionals, MMC 2701-Communicating Across Cultures, COM 4044-Lying & Deception

    Summer and Fall 2024 registration tips for those minoring in Social Media
    The Social Media minor is available for all UNF undergraduate students. Courses listed below that were used for the B.A. in Communication or B.S. in Communication can count in the Social Media minor. 

    The following courses will be offered in Summer 2024:

    MMC 3002-Social Media for Communication, MMC 4732-Social Media Management

    The following courses will be offered in Fall 2024:

    COM 4561-Strategic Social Media, MMC 3002-Social Media for Communication; MMC 3342-Content Creation Tools; MMC 473-Social Media Management, MMC 4630-Understanding Emerging Media

    Summer 2024 and Fall 2024 registration tips for M.S. in Communication Management graduate students


    If you encounter any problems with registration, you may need a "prerequisite override" or other fix
    . Your graduate advisors, Stephynie Perkins and John Parmelee, are happy to see what your options are.

    "Core Requirement" courses being offered in Summer 2024: MMC 6206-Ethics in Communication Management.

    Good "school electives" that are available for Summer 2024: COM 5627-Lying & Deception, MMC 6730-Social Media Management

    "Core Requirement" courses being offered in Fall 2024: MMC 6006-Strategic Communication Theory, MMC 6256-Foundations of Communication Management, MMC 6421-Quantitative Research Methods, MMC 6426-Qualitative Research Methods

    Good "school electives" that are available for Fall 2024: COM 5126-Organizational Communication, ADV 5991-Strategic Branding, COM 5627-Lying and Deception, MMC 5267-Current Issues in Emerging Media, MMC 6730-Social Media Management

    For your "outside concentrations" courses (pick only one concentration from these: Business, Public Health, Leadership, Nonprofit Management or Public Management): Check which courses are acceptable on the MS Communication Curriculum webpage.

    Then see what's available from the outside department/college. Exceptions can be made if the School of Communication and the outside department/college agree. Check with your graduate advisor first.

    National scholarships available through PRSSA


    Each year the Public Relations Student Society of America presents more than $30,000 in scholarships and awards to student members. Check out the many scholarships still available. Most just require an essay and some additional materials. The application due date is April 30.

    But, students applying must be a members of PRSSA National. Here’s how to join so this financial opportunity won't be missed.

    Go to the PRSSA website at https://www.prsa.org/prssa/join-prssa and click on the Join or Renew link. (Make sure to select UNF as your university). 

    For more information, contact Professor Bobbi Doggett at rdoggett@unf.edu.

    Student ambassadors wanted 


    The School of Communication is looking for students to serve as ambassadors for all areas of its programs. Students will be a spokesperson for the communication program, assist with student engagement and events, and give input to faculty regarding the curriculum and other aspects of the program. Interested? Students must be a Communication or Communication Studies major and be willing to serve at least 10 hours per semester.

    The School wants ambassadors from all areas of its programs: advertising, digital video production, multimedia journalism, public relations, communication studies and communication management. Students will receive a branded polo shirt to wear at ambassador events, and students who successfully complete their ambassador duties will receive a crimson cord at graduation. To apply, please email your resume to commstu1@unf.edu and put "Student Ambassador" in the subject line.

     Students are having fun in a photo boot  with masks on sticks.

    Student clubs and organizations for Communication majors


    Find out more about student clubs and organizations for communication majors at the Student Clubs and Organizations. Scan the QR code.

    QR code link to clubs page.

     Below is a summary of options. Joining a student club can help prepare students for a job in the industry.

    Advertising Club
    Follow us:
    Facebook
    Twitter

    Faculty advisor
    Prof. Dee Colvin
    dee.colvin@unf.edu

    Multimedia Club
    Follow us:
    Facebook 
    Instagram
    Twitter

    Faculty advisor
    Ken Thomas
    k.thomas@unf.edu

    PRSSA
    The Public Relations Student Society of America is the foremost organization for students interested in public relations, brand consulting, marketing and event planning.

    Follow us:
    Facebook 

    Faculty advisor
    Prof. Bobbi Doggett
    rdoggett@unf.edu

    Spinnaker Media
    The mission of Spinnaker Media is to provide the university community with news, entertainment, and a forum for the exchange of ideas, while also providing an educational learning environment for students.

    Follow us:
    Website
    Facebook
    Twitter

    Director
    Amanda Cox
    a.l.cox@unf.edu

     A student talks to a faculty member about the M.S. degree at a conference table

    Learn more about our M.S. in Communication Management

    Those interested in applying for the School of Communication's master's degree in communication management can learn more by watching the master's video

    For more information about the degree, please visit the master’s website.

    The 36-credit M.S. in Communication Management provides graduate-level professional skills for those seeking communication-related leadership positions at public relations firms, advertising agencies, news outlets, production companies, government agencies, healthcare companies, and other businesses. Students will learn strategy, metrics, economics, ethical and legal issues, and social and cultural issues in communication and media management. The school is now taking applications for the fall 2024 semester.

    Student complaints and appeals

    All departments on campus take student complaints seriously, maintain a log of complaints, and analyze the log for patterns. Students who would like to raise a complaint to the School's Director may do so via e-mail or other means. There is also an anonymous complaint file that can be requested at the front desk in the School's lobby. More information about grade appeals can be found on the UNF One-Stop Student Services webpage.

     

  • April 8th Edition
    Photo of the sun and moon eclipse.

    Eclipse moves across the U.S. today!

    2024 spring graduates invited to school's graduation reception
    Mentors wanted for our new peer-to-peer student mentoring program 
    Scholarships available from the Northeast Florida National Association of Black Journalists
    FABJ student awards April 20
    Internships offered at School of Communication
    Doing an internship this summer?
    Important upcoming registration dates
    Spinnaker Media hiring for summer and fall
    Summer 2024 and Fall 2024 registration tips for B.S. in Communication majors
    Summer 2024 and Fall 2024 registration tips for B.A. in Communication Studies majors
    Summer and Fall 2024 registration tips for those minoring in Social Media
    Summer 2024 and Fall 2024 registration tips for M.S. in Communication Management graduate students
    National scholarships available through PRSSA
    Student ambassadors wanted
    Hearst Journalism Awards Program
    Student clubs and organizations for Communication majors
    Learn more about our M.S. in Communication Management

    CommConnectTV-Episode 136

    2024 spring graduates invited to school's graduation reception

    Spring 2024 graduates are invited to bring their families to attend the School of Communication graduation reception. The school's reception will be held on graduation day from 11-11:45 a.m. on Friday, May 3, in the Student Union Ballroom. Undergraduate degree commencement starts at 12:30 p.m., and graduate degree commencement starts at 4 p.m. The reception will give all graduates the chance to say goodbye to favorite professors and classmates. Light refreshments will be provided. The school will recognize the 2023-2024 Outstanding Graduates in the various disciplines, thank our graduating Student Ambassadors, and talk about the benefits of joining the school's alumni association. Please RSVP to commstu1@unf.edu no later than April 19 how many will be in your party for our graduation reception.

    Mentors wanted for our new peer-to-peer student mentoring program

    The School of Communication will start offering a peer-to-peer student mentoring program in fall 2024, and we are looking for student mentors. The mentoring program, called The Flock, matches a small group of newly arrived undergraduate students with upper-level undergraduate students to foster an environment of belonging and success. Mentors prompt mentees to utilize academic and personal support services and engage in campus activities.  

    The mentor will meet with his/her group of mentees face-to-face at least three times during the academic year to establish a mentoring bond, answer questions, and provide them with useful information to navigate college systems. They will also check in bi-monthly with their mentoring group via phone, email, text, or other apps. As role models, mentors help other students find success in college. 

    Mentors need to be reliable, accountable, respectful, patient, trustworthy, and good listeners. They are leaders who seek to make a difference in the lives of others. Mentors are self-starters, team players, and willing to ask for help. Mentors should be comfortable talking with others, possess good organizational and time management skills, and be willing to communicate with peers and support staff.  

    Interested or just want to know more? Contact the Director of the School of Communication: jparmele@unf.edu

    Scholarships available from the Northeast Florida National Association of Black Journalists

    The NFNABJ encourages communication students to apply by April 15 for scholarships. The minimum GPA requirement is 2.75. More instructions and the application are available at NABJ Scholarships. The association is holding its inaugural scholarship fundraiser from noon-4 p.m. Saturday, April 27 at Breezy Jazz House, 1402 San Marco Blvd., Jacksonville, FL. For more information, contact President Lynn Jones-Turpin at (904) 534-6628. Application responses may be emailed to neflnabj22@gmail.com.

    FABJ student awards April 20

    Two Communication students, Daria Mironova and Carter Mudgett, are finalists in two categories at the Press Forward event hosted by Florida Association of Broadcast Journalists. The event is open to students and broadcast professionals from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, April 20, in the Rosen Centre Resort, Orlando. The event will also feature a workshop and job fair. Registration is not required. For more information visit floridanewsawards.org/pressforward. The application is attached to the Comm Connect April 8 newsletter in your email.

    Internships offered at School of Communication

    The UNF School of Communication is accepting applications for summer and fall semesters 2024 interns. The internship program provides an essential real-world experience throughout the semester for students enrolled in the senior internship program.

    For Multimedia Journalism and Digital Video Production students, SoC particularly needs an on-camera news anchors, sports reporter/anchor, and show producer. In the spring semester the SoC expects to fill these positions and an additional production TriCaster directors.

    The intention is to expand the brand of Inside Swoop -- a student-produced, daily 90-second show focused on news, entertainment, and sports -- which provides hands-on experiences for students aspiring to be anchors, reporters, producers or directors. SoC is seeking students who have a strong interest in broadcasting and production.

    In addition, Inside Swoop is accepting resumes for the social media intern for both the summer and the fall semesters.

    So, why wait to set up an internship for spring when the opportunity is right now? Contact Professor Ken Thomas by sending your resume to k.thomas@unf.edu. Visit the SoC's internship site for requirements and applications.

    Doing an internship this summer?

    All communication majors MUST complete the Internship Senior Project class before they graduate. Students who are planning on taking an internship this summer or fall should begin their search now for an internship site.

    First go to the communication internship site which houses all of the School of Communication’s pre-approved internships. Connect with the contact person for the site and begin the journey to find the perfect internship.

    Remember, students CANNOT register for the senior internship class until their internship application has been submitted and the site and supervisor approved by the school. The application for pre-approved sites can be found in the Forms tab on the communication internship site. If you need a form for a non-approved site, email commstu1@unf.edu.

    If you have any questions, reach out to Professor Bobbi Doggett, internship coordinator, at rdoggett@unf.edu or the School of Communication at commstu1@unf.edu

    The deadline for applications is April 15. Don’t wait until the last minute to begin a search.

    Important upcoming registration date

    During the week of registration, April 15-19, the advising team will offer 20-minute appointments only and in-person drop-ins will be canceled.

    April 15: Registration week by time ticket begins for both Summer and Fall terms

    For more information visit the Registration Guide.

    Spinnaker Media hiring for summer and fall

    Spinnaker Media is now hiring leaders for the summer and fall semesters. Working at Spinnaker Media is a great way to gain real-world experience, network with industry professionals, get published and build a portfolio/resume.

    Apply at the links below:

    If you have questions about these positions, please email Amanda Cox at Spinnaker@unf.edu.

    Summer 2024 and Fall 2024 registration tips for B.S. in Communication majors

    As you prepare to register for Summer and Fall 2024 classes, please become familiar with the Registration and Course Planning Tool in myWings. To learn more about this tool, please visit the OneStop. Here's some advice on what classes students may take for Advertising, Multimedia Journalism, Digital Video Production and Public Relations.

    If you encounter any problems with registration, you may need a "prerequisite override" or other fix. Your advisors, John Buckley and Leshare Demps are happy to see what your options are.

    For Advertising students
    Please note: MMC 4422-Advertising & PR Research, which will be offered in Fall 2024, can be taken in place of the required core course MMC 4420-Mass Communications Research.

    Good "major electives" that are available:

    For Summer 2024: PUR 3000-Principles of Public Relations, MMC 4732-Social Media Management, MMC 3002-Social Media for Communication

    For Fall 2024: ADV 4404-Strategic Branding, MMC 3402-Political Advertising, MMC 3002-Social Media for Communication, PUR 3000-Principles of Public Relations; ADV 3812-Integrated Marketing Communication, MMC 4630-Understanding Emerging Media, MMC 4732-Social Media Management

    For Multimedia Journalism students
    Tips to remember
    : Do not take any courses with the ADV, PUR, SPC, or COM prefix as a "major elective" if you are in the multimedia journalism track.

    Good "major electives" for Multimedia Journalism track students that are available:

    For Summer 2024: RTV 3001-Principles of Broadcasting, RTV 4291-Narrative Production, MMC 4732-Social Media Management, MMC 3002-Social Media for Communication.

    For Fall 2024: MMC 3342-Content Creation Tools, RTV 3220C-TV Production/Visual Arts TV, MMC 4630-Understanding Emerging Media, MMC 4732-Social Media Management, MMC 3002-Social Media for Communication

    For Digital Video Production students 
    Please note: The required course RTV 3260-Single-Camera Production will be offered in both Summer and Fall 2024.

    Good "major electives" in Production that are available:

    For Summer 2024: RTV 3001-Principles of Broadcasting, RTV 4291-Narrative Production.

    For Fall 2024: RTV 4612-Digital Video Effects, RTV 3220-TV Production/Visual Arts TV, MMC 3342-Content Creation Tools, MMC 3402-Political Advertising

    For Public Relations students
    Tips to remember
    : You do not need to take MAR 3023-Principles of Marketing as a prerequisite for advertising classes such as ADV 3008-Principles of Advertising and ADV 3101-Advertising Creative Strategy.

    Please note: MMC 4422-Advertising & PR Research, which will be offered in Fall 2024, can be taken in place of the required core course MMC 4420-Mass Communications Research.

    Good PR "major electives" that are available:

    For Summer 2024: ADV 3008-Principles of Advertising, SPC 4064-Public Speaking for Professionals, MMC 4732-Social Media Management, MMC 3002-Social Media for Communication.

    For Fall 2024: PUR 4450-Public Relations and Event Planning, PUR 4400-Crisis Communication, ADV 3101-Advertising Creative Strategy, ADV 3008-Principles of Advertising; ADV 3812-Integrated Marketing Communication; MMC 3002-Social Media for Communication, MMC 4630-Understanding Emerging Media, MMC 4732-Social Media Management, ADV 4404-Strategic Branding, RTV 3220C-TV Production/Visual Arts TV, MMC 3402-Political Advertising

    Finally, any general curriculum questions can often be answered at Programs of Study and Osprey Map.

    Summer 2024 and Fall 2024 registration tips for B.A. in Communication Studies major

    As you prepare to register for Summer and Fall 2024 classes, please become familiar with the Registration and Course Planning Tool in myWings. To learn more about this tool, please visit the OneStop. If you encounter any problems with registration, you may need a "prerequisite override" or other fix. Your advisors, John Buckley and Leshare Demps, are happy to help. Those students who would like to take a required class that they don't see offered should contact their advisor.

    Tips to remember: One of your required core courses, COM 3042, has changed its name. The course (formerly call “Interpersonal Communication”) is now called “Communication in Relationships.” Also, for your final course in the major, you have the choice of either taking COM 4945-Internship Senior Project or taking COM 4301-Communication Theory & Research Methods. Please note that MMC 4420-Mass Communication Research can substitute for COM 4301. Also note that these courses have pre-requisites. Any general curriculum questions can often be answered at Programs of Study and Osprey Map.

    Good "major electives" in communication studies that are available:

    For Summer 2024: COM 4044-Lying & Deception, MMC 2701-Communicating Across Cultures, SPC 4064-Public Speaking for Professionals; COM 4301-Communication Theory & Research Methods

    For Fall 2024: COM 4561-Strategic Social Media, SPC 4064-Public Speaking for Professionals, MMC 2701-Communicating Across Cultures, COM 4044-Lying & Deception

    Summer and Fall 2024 registration tips for those minoring in Social Media
    The Social Media minor is available for all UNF undergraduate students. Courses listed below that were used for the B.A. in Communication or B.S. in Communication can count in the Social Media minor. 

    The following courses will be offered in Summer 2024:

    MMC 3002-Social Media for Communication, MMC 4732-Social Media Management

    The following courses will be offered in Fall 2024:

    COM 4561-Strategic Social Media, MMC 3002-Social Media for Communication; MMC 3342-Content Creation Tools; MMC 473-Social Media Management, MMC 4630-Understanding Emerging Media

    Summer 2024 and Fall 2024 registration tips for M.S. in Communication Management graduate students

    If you encounter any problems with registration, you may need a "prerequisite override" or other fix. Your graduate advisors, Stephynie Perkins and John Parmelee, are happy to see what your options are.

    "Core Requirement" courses being offered in Summer 2024: MMC 6206-Ethics in Communication Management.

    Good "school electives" that are available for Summer 2024: COM 5627-Lying & Deception, MMC 6730-Social Media Management

    "Core Requirement" courses being offered in Fall 2024: MMC 6006-Strategic Communication Theory, MMC 6256-Foundations of Communication Management, MMC 6421-Quantitative Research Methods, MMC 6426-Qualitative Research Methods

    Good "school electives" that are available for Fall 2024: COM 5126-Organizational Communication, ADV 5991-Strategic Branding, COM 5627-Lying and Deception, MMC 5267-Current Issues in Emerging Media, MMC 6730-Social Media Management

    For your "outside concentrations" courses (pick only one concentration from these: Business, Public Health, Leadership, Nonprofit Management or Public Management): Check which courses are acceptable on the MS Communication Curriculum webpage.

    Then see what's available from the outside department/college. Exceptions can be made if the School of Communication and the outside department/college agree. Check with your graduate advisor first.

    National scholarships available through PRSSA

    Each year the Public Relations Student Society of America presents more than $30,000 in scholarships and awards to student members. Check out the many scholarships still available. Most just require an essay and some additional materials. The due dates are April 15 and April 30, depending on the award.

    But, students applying must be a members of PRSSA National. Here’s how to join so this financial opportunity won't be missed.

    Go to the PRSSA website at https://www.prsa.org/prssa/join-prssa and click on the Join or Renew link. (Make sure to select UNF as your university). 

    For more information, contact Professor Bobbi Doggett at rdoggett@unf.edu.

    Student ambassadors wanted 

    The School of Communication is looking for students to serve as ambassadors for all areas of its programs. Students will be a spokesperson for the communication program, assist with student engagement and events, and give input to faculty regarding the curriculum and other aspects of the program. Interested? Students must be a Communication or Communication Studies major and be willing to serve at least 10 hours per semester.

    The School wants ambassadors from all areas of its programs: advertising, digital video production, multimedia journalism, public relations, communication studies and communication management. Students will receive a branded polo shirt to wear at ambassador events, and students who successfully complete their ambassador duties will receive a crimson cord at graduation. To apply, please email your resume to commstu1@unf.edu and put "Student Ambassador" in the subject line.

    Hearst Journalism Awards Program

    The 64th annual Hearst Journalism Awards Program offers up to $700,000 in scholarship awards, matching grants and stipends. There are six writing, three photojournalism, three audio and television, and four multimedia competitions. The program awards scholarships to students in college-level journalism.

    The deadline for applications for Team Digital News or Enterprise Story is April 9.

    Visit http://www.hearstawards.org/guidelines-deadlines/ or Hearst Awards for details.

     Students are having fun in a photo boot  with masks on sticks.

    Student clubs and organizations for Communication majors

    Find out more about student clubs and organizations for communication majors at the Student Clubs and Organizations. Scan the QR code.

    Black and white QR code for SoC clubs.

    Below is a summary of options. Joining a student club can help prepare students for a job in the industry.

    Advertising Club
    Follow us:
    Facebook
    Twitter

    Faculty advisor
    Prof. Dee Colvin
    dee.colvin@unf.edu

    Multimedia Club
    Follow us:
    Facebook 
    Instagram
    Twitter

    Faculty advisor
    Ken Thomas
    k.thomas@unf.edu

    PRSSA
    The Public Relations Student Society of America is the foremost organization for students interested in public relations, brand consulting, marketing and event planning.

    Follow us:
    Facebook 

    Faculty advisor
    Prof. Bobbi Doggett
    rdoggett@unf.edu

    Spinnaker Media
    The mission of Spinnaker Media is to provide the university community with news, entertainment, and a forum for the exchange of ideas, while also providing an educational learning environment for students.

    Follow us:
    Website
    Facebook
    Twitter

    Director
    Amanda Cox
    a.l.cox@unf.edu

     A student talks to a faculty member about the M.S. degree at a conference table

    Learn more about our M.S. in Communication Management

    Those interested in applying for the School of Communication's master's degree in communication management can learn more by watching the master's video

    For more information about the degree, please visit the master’s website.

    The 36-credit M.S. in Communication Management provides graduate-level professional skills for those seeking communication-related leadership positions at public relations firms, advertising agencies, news outlets, production companies, government agencies, healthcare companies, and other businesses. Students will learn strategy, metrics, economics, ethical and legal issues, and social and cultural issues in communication and media management. The school is now taking applications for the fall 2024 semester.

  • April 1st Edition

    Go to The Florida Times-Union’s 'College Media Day' for Communication majors
    Scholarships available from the Northeast Florida National Association of Black Journalists
    FABJ student awards April 20
    Internships offered at School of Communication
    Doing an internship this summer?
    Important upcoming registration dates
    Spinnaker Media hiring for summer and fall
    Summer 2024 and Fall 2024 registration tips for B.S. in Communication majors
    Summer 2024 and Fall 2024 registration tips for B.A. in Communication Studies majors
    Summer and Fall 2024 registration tips for those minoring in Social Media
    Summer 2024 and Fall 2024 registration tips for M.S. in Communication Management graduate students
    National scholarships available through PRSSA
    Student ambassadors wanted
    Hearst Journalism Awards Program
    Student clubs and organizations for Communication majors
    Learn more about our M.S. in Communication Management

    CommConnectTV-Episode 135

    Go to The Florida Times-Union’s 'College Media Day' for Communication majors

    Journalism/multimedia students are invited to the Times-Union office for a half-day of programming to network with each other and with local media institutions. 

    The event will be in the afternoon of April 12 and will include:  

    • Two sessions for students to learn from local reporters in the following beats: government, radio, investigative, sports, television and column writing.
    • Students will then receive a “press release” to review before a private “press conference” with someone from city hall.

    Students who are interested can RSVP here.  

    Scholarships available from the Northeast Florida National Association of Black Journalists

    The NFNABJ encourages communication students to apply by April 15 for scholarships. The minimum GPA requirement is 2.75. More instructions and the application are available at NABJ Scholarships. The association is holding its inaugural scholarship fundraiser from noon-4 p.m. Saturday, April 27 at Breezy Jazz House, 1402 San Marco Blvd., Jacksonville, FL. For more information, contact President Lynn Jones-Turpin at (904) 534-6628. Application responses may be emailed to neflnabj22@gmail.com.

    FABJ student awards April 20

    Two Communication students, Daria Mironova and Carter Mudgett, are finalists in two categories at the Press Forward event hosted by Florida Association of Broadcast Journalists. The event is open to students and broadcast professionals from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, April 20, in the Rosen Centre Resort, Orlando. The event will also feature a workshop and job fair. Registration is not required. For more information visit floridanewsawards.org/pressforward.

    Internships offered at School of Communication

    The UNF School of Communication is accepting applications for summer and fall semesters 2024 interns. The internship program provides an essential real-world experience throughout the semester for students enrolled in the senior internship program.

    For Multimedia Journalism and Digital Video Production students, SoC particularly needs an on-camera news anchors, sports reporter/anchor, and show producer. In the spring semester the SoC expects to fill these positions and an additional production TriCaster directors.

    The intention is to expand the brand of Inside Swoop--a student-produced, daily 90-second show focused on news, entertainment, and sports--which provides hands-on experiences for students aspiring to be anchors, reporters, producers or directors. SoC is seeking students who have a strong interest in broadcasting and production.

    In addition, Inside Swoop is accepting resumes for the social media intern for both the summer and the fall semesters.

    So, why wait to set up an internship for spring when the opportunity is right now? Contact Professor Ken Thomas by sending your resume to k.thomas@unf.edu. Visit the SoC's internship site for requirements and applications.

    Doing an internship this summer?

    All communication majors MUST complete the Internship Senior Project class before they graduate. Students who are planning on taking an internship this summer should begin their search now for an internship site.

    First go to the communication internship site which houses all of the School of Communication’s pre-approved internships. Connect with the contact person for the site and begin the journey to find the perfect internship.

    Remember, students CANNOT register for the senior internship class until their internship application has been submitted and the site and supervisor approved by the school.

    If you have any questions, reach out to Professor Bobbi Doggett, internship coordinator, at rdoggett@unf.edu or the School of Communication at commstu1@unf.edu

    The deadline for applications is April 15. Don’t wait until the last minute to begin a search.

    Important upcoming registration dates

    During the week of registration, April 15-19, the advising team will offer 20-minute appointments only and in-person drop-ins will be canceled.

    April 5: Time tickets visible through your myWings
    April 5: Withdrawal deadline for 2H & full-term courses
    April 15: Registration week by time ticket begins for both Summer and Fall terms

    For more information visit the Registration Guide.

    Spinnaker Media hiring for summer and fall

    Spinnaker Media is now hiring leaders for the summer and fall semesters. Working at Spinnaker Media is a great way to gain real-world experience, network with industry professionals, get published and build a portfolio/resume.

    Apply at the links below:

     The application deadline is noon Tuesday, April 2. If you have questions about these positions, please email Amanda Cox at Spinnaker@unf.edu.

    Summer 2024 and Fall 2024 registration tips for B.S. in Communication majors

    As you prepare to register for Summer and Fall 2024 classes, please become familiar with the Registration and Course Planning Tool in myWings. To learn more about this tool, please visit the OneStop. Here's some advice on what classes students may take for Advertising, Multimedia Journalism, Digital Video Production and Public Relations.

    If you encounter any problems with registration, you may need a "prerequisite override" or other fix. Your advisors, John Buckley and Leshare Demps are happy to see what your options are.

    For Advertising students
    Please note: MMC 4422-Advertising & PR Research, which will be offered in Fall 2024, can be taken in place of the required core course MMC 4420-Mass Communications Research.

    Good "major electives" that are available:

    For Summer 2024: PUR 3000-Principles of Public Relations, MMC 4732-Social Media Management, MMC 3002-Social Media for Communication

    For Fall 2024: ADV 4404-Strategic Branding, MMC 3402-Political Advertising, MMC 3002-Social Media for Communication, PUR 3000-Principles of Public Relations; ADV 3812-Integrated Marketing Communication, MMC 4630-Understanding Emerging Media, MMC 4732-Social Media Management

    For Multimedia Journalism students
    Tips to remember
    : Do not take any courses with the ADV, PUR, SPC, or COM prefix as a "major elective" if you are in the multimedia journalism track.

    Good "major electives" for Multimedia Journalism track students that are available:

    For Summer 2024: RTV 3001-Principles of Broadcasting, RTV 4291-Narrative Production, MMC 4732-Social Media Management, MMC 3002-Social Media for Communication.

    For Fall 2024: MMC 3342-Content Creation Tools, RTV 3220C-TV Production/Visual Arts TV, MMC 4630-Understanding Emerging Media, MMC 4732-Social Media Management, MMC 3002-Social Media for Communication

    For Digital Video Production students 
    Please note: The required course RTV 3260-Single-Camera Production will be offered in both Summer and Fall 2024.

    Good "major electives" in Production that are available:

    For Summer 2024: RTV 3001-Principles of Broadcasting, RTV 4291-Narrative Production.

    For Fall 2024: RTV 4612-Digital Video Effects, RTV 3220-TV Production/Visual Arts TV, MMC 3342-Content Creation Tools, MMC 3402-Political Advertising

    For Public Relations students
    Tips to remember
    : You do not need to take MAR 3023-Principles of Marketing as a prerequisite for advertising classes such as ADV 3008-Principles of Advertising and ADV 3101-Advertising Creative Strategy.

    Please note: MMC 4422-Advertising & PR Research, which will be offered in Fall 2024, can be taken in place of the required core course MMC 4420-Mass Communications Research.

    Good PR "major electives" that are available:

    For Summer 2024: ADV 3008-Principles of Advertising, SPC 4064-Public Speaking for Professionals, MMC 4732-Social Media Management, MMC 3002-Social Media for Communication.

    For Fall 2024: PUR 4450-Public Relations and Event Planning, PUR 4400-Crisis Communication, ADV 3101-Advertising Creative Strategy, ADV 3008-Principles of Advertising; ADV 3812-Integrated Marketing Communication; MMC 3002-Social Media for Communication, MMC 4630-Understanding Emerging Media, MMC 4732-Social Media Management, ADV 4404-Strategic Branding, RTV 3220C-TV Production/Visual Arts TV, MMC 3402-Political Advertising

    Finally, any general curriculum questions can often be answered at Programs of Study and Osprey Map.

    Summer 2024 and Fall 2024 registration tips for B.A. in Communication Studies major

    As you prepare to register for Summer and Fall 2024 classes, please become familiar with the Registration and Course Planning Tool in myWings. To learn more about this tool, please visit the OneStop. If you encounter any problems with registration, you may need a "prerequisite override" or other fix. Your advisors, John Buckley and Leshare Demps, are happy to help. Those students who would like to take a required class that they don't see offered should contact their advisor.

    Tips to remember: One of your required core courses, COM 3042, has changed its name. The course (formerly call “Interpersonal Communication”) is now called “Communication in Relationships.” Also, for your final course in the major, you have the choice of either taking COM 4945-Internship Senior Project or taking COM 4301-Communication Theory & Research Methods. Please note that MMC 4420-Mass Communication Research can substitute for COM 4301. Also note that these courses have pre-requisites. Any general curriculum questions can often be answered at Programs of Study and Osprey Map.

    Good "major electives" in communication studies that are available:

    For Summer 2024: COM 4044-Lying & Deception, MMC 2701-Communicating Across Cultures, SPC 4064-Public Speaking for Professionals; COM 4301-Communication Theory & Research Methods

    For Fall 2024: COM 4561-Strategic Social Media, SPC 4064-Public Speaking for Professionals, MMC 2701-Communicating Across Cultures, COM 4044-Lying & Deception

    Summer and Fall 2024 registration tips for those minoring in Social Media

    The Social Media minor is available for all UNF undergraduate students. Courses listed below that were used for the B.A. in Communication or B.S. in Communication can count in the Social Media minor. 

    The following courses will be offered in Summer 2024:

    MMC 3002-Social Media for Communication, MMC 4732-Social Media Management

    The following courses will be offered in Fall 2024:

    COM 4561-Strategic Social Media, MMC 3002-Social Media for Communication; MMC 3342-Content Creation Tools; MMC 473-Social Media Management, MMC 4630-Understanding Emerging Media

    Summer 2024 and Fall 2024 registration tips for M.S. in Communication Management graduate students

    If you encounter any problems with registration, you may need a "prerequisite override" or other fix. Your graduate advisors, Stephynie Perkins and John Parmelee, are happy to see what your options are.

    "Core Requirement" courses being offered in Summer 2024: MMC 6206-Ethics in Communication Management.

    Good "school electives" that are available for Summer 2024: COM 5627-Lying & Deception, MMC 6730-Social Media Management

    "Core Requirement" courses being offered in Fall 2024: MMC 6006-Strategic Communication Theory, MMC 6256-Foundations of Communication Management, MMC 6421-Quantitative Research Methods, MMC 6426-Qualitative Research Methods

    Good "school electives" that are available for Fall 2024: COM 5126-Organizational Communication, ADV 5991-Strategic Branding, COM 5627-Lying and Deception, MMC 5267-Current Issues in Emerging Media, MMC 6730-Social Media Management

    For your "outside concentrations" courses (pick only one concentration from these: Business, Public Health, Leadership, Nonprofit Management or Public Management): Check which courses are acceptable on the MS Communication Curriculum webpage.

    Then see what's available from the outside department/college. Exceptions can be made if the School of Communication and the outside department/college agree. Check with your graduate advisor first.

    National scholarships available through PRSSA

    Each year the Public Relations Student Society of America presents more than $30,000 in scholarships and awards to student members. Check out the many scholarships still available. Most just require an essay and some additional materials. The due dates are April 15 and April 30, depending on the award.

    But, students applying must be a members of PRSSA National. Here’s how to join so this financial opportunity won't be missed.

    Go to the PRSSA website at https://www.prsa.org/prssa/join-prssa and click on the Join or Renew link. (Make sure to select UNF as your university). 

    For more information, contact Professor Bobbi Doggett at rdoggett@unf.edu.

    Student ambassadors wanted 

    The School of Communication is looking for students to serve as ambassadors for all areas of its programs. Students will be a spokesperson for the communication program, assist with student engagement and events, and give input to faculty regarding the curriculum and other aspects of the program. Interested? Students must be a Communication or Communication Studies major and be willing to serve at least 10 hours per semester.

    The School wants ambassadors from all areas of its programs: advertising, digital video production, multimedia journalism, public relations, communication studies and communication management. Students will receive a branded polo shirt to wear at ambassador events, and students who successfully complete their ambassador duties will receive a crimson cord at graduation. To apply, please email your resume to commstu1@unf.edu and put "Student Ambassador" in the subject line.

    Hearst Journalism Awards Program

    The 64th annual Hearst Journalism Awards Program offers up to $700,000 in scholarship awards, matching grants and stipends. There are six writing, three photojournalism, three audio and television, and four multimedia competitions. The program awards scholarships to students in college-level journalism.

    The deadline for applications for Team Digital News or Enterprise Story is April 9.

    Visit http://www.hearstawards.org/guidelines-deadlines/ or Hearst Awards for details.

     Students are having fun in a photo boot  with masks on sticks.

    Student clubs and organizations for Communication majors

    Find out more about student clubs and organizations for communication majors at the Student Clubs and Organizations. Scan the QR code.


    Black and white, square QR code.

    Below is a summary of options. Joining a student club can help prepare students for a job in the industry.

    Advertising Club
    Follow us:
    Facebook
    Twitter

    Faculty advisor
    Prof. Dee Colvin
    dee.colvin@unf.edu

    Multimedia Club
    Follow us:
    Facebook 
    Instagram
    Twitter

    Faculty advisor
    Ken Thomas
    k.thomas@unf.edu

    PRSSA
    The Public Relations Student Society of America is the foremost organization for students interested in public relations, brand consulting, marketing and event planning.

    Follow us:
    Facebook 

    Faculty advisor
    Prof. Bobbi Doggett
    rdoggett@unf.edu

    Spinnaker Media
    The mission of Spinnaker Media is to provide the university community with news, entertainment, and a forum for the exchange of ideas, while also providing an educational learning environment for students.

    Follow us:
    Website
    Facebook
    Twitter

    Director
    Amanda Cox
    a.l.cox@unf.edu

     A student talks to a faculty member about the M.S. degree at a conference table

    Learn more about our M.S. in Communication Management

    Those interested in applying for the School of Communication's master's degree in communication management can learn more by watching the master's video

    For more information about the degree, please visit the master’s website.

    The 36-credit M.S. in Communication Management provides graduate-level professional skills for those seeking communication-related leadership positions at public relations firms, advertising agencies, news outlets, production companies, government agencies, healthcare companies, and other businesses. Students will learn strategy, metrics, economics, ethical and legal issues, and social and cultural issues in communication and media management. The school is now taking applications for the fall 2024 semester.

  • March 25th Edition

    Go to The Florida Times-Union’s 'College Media Day' for Communication majors
    Scholarships available from the Northeast Florida National Association of Black Journalists
    COAS announces Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow (SURF) program 
    Professor Jones presented annual Weckwerth Lecture
    FABJ student awards April 20
    Internships offered at School of Communication
    Doing an internship this summer?
    Spinnaker Media hiring for summer and fall
    Summer 2024 and Fall 2024 registration tips for B.S. in Communication majors
    Summer 2024 and Fall 2024 registration tips for B.A. in Communication Studies majors
    Summer and Fall 2024 registration tips for those minoring in Social Media
    Summer 2024 and Fall 2024 registration tips for M.S. in Communication Management graduate students
    National scholarships available through PRSSA
    Advising offers drop-in hours
    Student ambassadors wanted
    Hearst Journalism Awards Program
    Student clubs and organizations for Communication majors
    Learn more about our M.S. in Communication Management

    CommConnectTV-Episode 134

    Go to The Florida Times-Union’s 'College Media Day' for Communication majors

    Journalism/multimedia students are invited to the Times-Union office for a half-day of programming to network with each other and with local media institutions. 

    The event will be in the afternoon of April 12 and will include:  

    • Two sessions for students to learn from local reporters in the following beats: government, radio, investigative, sports, television and column writing.
    • Students will then receive a “press release” to review before a private “press conference” with someone from city hall.

    Students who are interested can RSVP here.  

    Scholarships available from the Northeast Florida National Association of Black Journalists

    The NFNABJ encourages communication students to apply by April 15 for scholarships. The minimum GPA requirement is 2.75. More instructions are available at NABJ Scholarships. The association is holding its inaugural scholarship fundraiser from noon-4 p.m. Saturday, April 27 at Breezy Jazz House, 1402 San Marco Blvd., Jacksonville, FL. For more information, contact President Lynn Jones-Turpin at (904) 534-6628. Application (attached) responses may be emailed to neflnabj22@gmail.com.

    COAS announces Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow (SURF) program 

    The College of Arts & Sciences is providing undergraduates students an opportunity to work closely with faculty mentors on research and creative activities. The program is open to promising undergraduate students from all disciplines/majors within the College of Arts & Sciences. Selected participants will have an opportunity to conduct research projects or creative inquiry/activities; students will either assist the faculty member in an ongoing research project or work collaboratively with the mentor in designing and implementing a new project of mutual interest. Students will receive up to $2,500, and their faculty mentors will receive a stipend/research supplies/professional development funding to support their participation in the program. The program is designed for students who are curious, creative and innovative, and provides individualized research opportunities to prepare students for graduate school and/or professional careers and programs.  

    Students will be identified by a faculty member and invited to apply to the program. Students are encouraged to talk to a professor if they are interested. Faculty members have the application, which describes the project goal, method and timeline. The program will run for at least a period of 10 weeks in summer (May, June, and July) – the dates and hours will be negotiated with the faculty mentor. To participate in this program, students must be committed to attending any mandatory weekly meetings and other organized programs/events as required by their department/unit. Participants must present their research at the first COAS SURF poster session to be held Friday, July 26.

    For priority consideration, all application materials and supporting documents must be sent to commstu1@unf.edu by March 31. Applicants who apply by the priority deadline will receive notification of decisions by the end of spring semester.

     The flyer has a photo of Vera Jones and has the name of her lecture.

    Professor Jones presented annual Weckwerth Lecture

    Vera Jones, UNF professor of public speaking, presented the 27th Annual Weckwerth Lecture March 19 on "Leadership 6S: How to Love Them and Lead Them with Empathy" at Springfield College, Springfield, Mass. The Weckwerth Lecture is named in honor of Charles F. Weckwerth, a distinguished Springfield professor of humanics, and annually brings leading experts in the fields of sport management and recreation to address emerging trends in these fields.

    FABJ student awards April 20

    Two Communication students, Daria Mironova and Carter Mudgett, are finalists in two categories at the Press Forward event hosted by Florida Association of Broadcast Journalists. The event is open to students and broadcast professionals from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, April 20, in the Rosen Centre Resort, Orlando. The event will also feature a workshop and job fair. Registration is not required. For more information visit floridanewsawards.org/pressforward.

    Internships offered at School of Communication

    The UNF School of Communication is accepting applications for summer and fall semesters 2024 interns. The internship program provides an essential real-world experience throughout the semester for students enrolled in the senior internship program.

    For Multimedia Journalism and Digital Video Production students, SoC particularly needs an on-camera news anchors, sports reporter/anchor, and show producer. In the spring semester the SoC expects to fill these positions and an additional production TriCaster director with flexible hours. So, why wait to set up an internship for spring when the opportunity is right now? Contact Professor Ken Thomas by sending your resume to k.thomas@unf.edu.

    Doing an internship this summer?

    All communication majors MUST complete the Senior Internship Project class before they graduate. Students who are planning on taking an internship this summer should begin their search now for an internship site.

    First go to the communication internship site which houses all of the School of Communication’s pre-approved internships. Connect with the contact person for the site and begin the journey to find the perfect internship.

    Remember, students CANNOT register for the senior internship class until their internship application has been submitted and the site and supervisor approved by the school.

    If you have any questions, reach out to Professor Bobbi Doggett, internship coordinator, at rdoggett@unf.edu or the School of Communication at commstu1@unf.edu

    The deadline for applications is April 15. Don’t wait until the last minute to begin a search.

    Spinnaker Media hiring for summer and fall

    Spinnaker Media is now hiring leaders for the summer and fall semesters. Working at Spinnaker Media is a great way to gain real-world experience, network with industry professionals, get published and build a portfolio/resume.

    Apply at the links below:

    The application deadline is March 29, 2024, at 4 p.m. If you have questions about these positions, please email Amanda Cox at Spinnaker@unf.edu.

    Summer 2024 and Fall 2024 registration tips for B.S. in Communication majors

    As you prepare to register for Summer and Fall 2024 classes, please become familiar with the Registration and Course Planning Tool in myWings. To learn more about this tool, please visit the OneStop. Here's some advice on what classes students may take for Advertising, Multimedia Journalism, Digital Video Production and Public Relations.

    If you encounter any problems with registration, you may need a "prerequisite override" or other fix. Your advisors, John Buckley and Leshare Demps are happy to see what your options are.

    For Advertising students
    Please note: MMC 4422-Advertising & PR Research, which will be offered in Fall 2024, can be taken in place of the required core course MMC 4420-Mass Communications Research.

    Good "major electives" that are available:

    For Summer 2024: PUR 3000-Principles of Public Relations, MMC 4732-Social Media Management, MMC 3002-Social Media for Communication

    For Fall 2024: ADV 4404-Strategic Branding, MMC 3402-Political Advertising, MMC 3002-Social Media for Communication, PUR 3000-Principles of Public Relations; ADV 3812-Integrated Marketing Communication, MMC 4630-Understanding Emerging Media, MMC 4732-Social Media Management

    For Multimedia Journalism students
    Tips to remember
    : Do not take any courses with the ADV, PUR, SPC, or COM prefix as a "major elective" if you are in the multimedia journalism track.

    Good "major electives" for Multimedia Journalism track students that are available:

    For Summer 2024: RTV 3001-Principles of Broadcasting, RTV 4291-Narrative Production, MMC 4732-Social Media Management, MMC 3002-Social Media for Communication.

    For Fall 2024: MMC 3342-Content Creation Tools, RTV 3220C-TV Production/Visual Arts TV, MMC 4630-Understanding Emerging Media, MMC 4732-Social Media Management, MMC 3002-Social Media for Communication

    For Digital Video Production students 
    Please note: The required course RTV 3260-Single-Camera Production will be offered in both Summer and Fall 2024.

    Good "major electives" in Production that are available:

    For Summer 2024: RTV 3001-Principles of Broadcasting, RTV 4291-Narrative Production.

    For Fall 2024: RTV 4612-Digital Video Effects, RTV 3220-TV Production/Visual Arts TV, MMC 3342-Content Creation Tools, MMC 3402-Political Advertising

    For Public Relations students
    Tips to remember
    : You do not need to take MAR 3023-Principles of Marketing as a prerequisite for advertising classes such as ADV 3008-Principles of Advertising and ADV 3101-Advertising Creative Strategy.

    Please note: MMC 4422-Advertising & PR Research, which will be offered in Fall 2024, can be taken in place of the required core course MMC 4420-Mass Communications Research.

    Good PR "major electives" that are available:

    For Summer 2024: ADV 3008-Principles of Advertising, SPC 4064-Public Speaking for Professionals, MMC 4732-Social Media Management, MMC 3002-Social Media for Communication.

    For Fall 2024: PUR 4450-Public Relations and Event Planning, PUR 4400-Crisis Communication, ADV 3101-Advertising Creative Strategy, ADV 3008-Principles of Advertising; ADV 3812-Integrated Marketing Communication; MMC 3002-Social Media for Communication, MMC 4630-Understanding Emerging Media, MMC 4732-Social Media Management, ADV 4404-Strategic Branding, RTV 3220C-TV Production/Visual Arts TV, MMC 3402-Political Advertising

    Finally, any general curriculum questions can often be answered at Programs of Study and Osprey Map.

    Summer 2024 and Fall 2024 registration tips for B.A. in Communication Studies major

    As you prepare to register for Summer and Fall 2024 classes, please become familiar with the Registration and Course Planning Tool in myWings. To learn more about this tool, please visit the OneStop. If you encounter any problems with registration, you may need a "prerequisite override" or other fix. Your advisors, John Buckley and Leshare Demps, are happy to help. Those students who would like to take a required class that they don't see offered should contact their advisor.

    Tips to remember: One of your required core courses, COM 3042, has changed its name. The course (formerly call “Interpersonal Communication”) is now called “Communication in Relationships.” Also, for your final course in the major, you have the choice of either taking COM 4945-Internship Senior Project or taking COM 4301-Communication Theory & Research Methods. Please note that MMC 4420-Mass Communication Research can substitute for COM 4301. Also note that these courses have pre-requisites. Any general curriculum questions can often be answered at Programs of Study and Osprey Map.

    Good "major electives" in communication studies that are available:

    For Summer 2024: COM 4044-Lying & Deception, MMC 2701-Communicating Across Cultures, SPC 4064-Public Speaking for Professionals; COM 4301-Communication Theory & Research Methods

    For Fall 2024: COM 4561-Strategic Social Media, SPC 4064-Public Speaking for Professionals, MMC 2701-Communicating Across Cultures, COM 4044-Lying & Deception

    Summer and Fall 2024 registration tips for those minoring in Social Media
    The Social Media minor is available for all UNF undergraduate students. Courses listed below that were used for the B.A. in Communication or B.S. in Communication can count in the Social Media minor. 

    The following courses will be offered in Summer 2024:

    MMC 3002-Social Media for Communication, MMC 4732-Social Media Management

    The following courses will be offered in Fall 2024:

    COM 4561-Strategic Social Media, MMC 3002-Social Media for Communication; MMC 3342-Content Creation Tools; MMC 473-Social Media Management, MMC 4630-Understanding Emerging Media

    Summer 2024 and Fall 2024 registration tips for M.S. in Communication Management graduate students

    If you encounter any problems with registration, you may need a "prerequisite override" or other fix. Your graduate advisors, Stephynie Perkins and John Parmelee, are happy to see what your options are.

    "Core Requirement" courses being offered in Summer 2024: MMC 6206-Ethics in Communication Management.

    Good "school electives" that are available for Summer 2024: COM 5627-Lying & Deception, MMC 6730-Social Media Management

    "Core Requirement" courses being offered in Fall 2024: MMC 6006-Strategic Communication Theory, MMC 6256-Foundations of Communication Management, MMC 6421-Quantitative Research Methods, MMC 6426-Qualitative Research Methods

    Good "school electives" that are available for Fall 2024: COM 5126-Organizational Communication, ADV 5991-Strategic Branding, COM 5627-Lying and Deception, MMC 5267-Current Issues in Emerging Media, MMC 6730-Social Media Management

    For your "outside concentrations" courses (pick only one concentration from these: Business, Public Health, Leadership, Nonprofit Management or Public Management): Check which courses are acceptable on the MS Communication Curriculum webpage.

    Then see what's available from the outside department/college. Exceptions can be made if the School of Communication and the outside department/college agree. Check with your graduate advisor first.

    National scholarships available through PRSSA

    Each year the Public Relations Student Society of America presents more than $30,000 in scholarships and awards to student members. Check out the many scholarships still available. Most just require an essay and some additional materials. The due dates are April 15 and April 30, depending on the award.

    But, students applying must be a members of PRSSA National. Here’s how to join so this financial opportunity won't be missed.

    Go to the PRSSA website at https://www.prsa.org/prssa/join-prssa and click on the Join or Renew link. (Make sure to select UNF as your university). 

    For more information, contact Professor Bobbi Doggett at rdoggett@unf.edu.

    Advising offers drop-in hours

    Drop-in hours are offered from 3-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday in person, Bldg. 51, Room 2500. The advisors will be available to answer brief advising questions, though they may not be the student's usual advisor. When students arrive, they will need to discuss their drop-in goals with the student success specialist, and then scan a QR code for a position in the queue. Visit COAS advising to get started. 

    Student ambassadors wanted 

    The School of Communication is looking for students to serve as ambassadors for all areas of its programs. Students will be a spokesperson for the communication program, assist with student engagement and events, and give input to faculty regarding the curriculum and other aspects of the program. Interested? Students must be a Communication or Communication Studies major and be willing to serve at least 10 hours per semester.

    The School wants ambassadors from all areas of its programs: advertising, digital video production, multimedia journalism, public relations, communication studies and communication management. Students will receive a branded polo shirt to wear at ambassador events, and students who successfully complete their ambassador duties will receive a crimson cord at graduation. To apply, please email your resume to commstu1@unf.edu and put "Student Ambassador" in the subject line.

    Hearst Journalism Awards Program

    The 64th annual Hearst Journalism Awards Program offers up to $700,000 in scholarship awards, matching grants and stipends. There are six writing, three photojournalism, three audio and television, and four multimedia competitions. The program awards scholarships to students in college-level journalism.

    The deadline for applications for Team Digital News or Enterprise Story is April 9.

    Visit http://www.hearstawards.org/guidelines-deadlines/ or Hearst Awards for details.

     A group of students at a meeting posing with stick masks.

    Student clubs and organizations for Communication majors

    Find out more about student clubs and organizations for communication majors at the Student Clubs and Organizations. Scan the QR code.

    Black and white QR code to scan for the club website.

    Below is a summary of options. Joining a student club can help prepare students for a job in the industry.

    Advertising Club
    Follow us:
    Facebook
    Twitter

    Faculty advisor
    Prof. Dee Colvin
    dee.colvin@unf.edu

    Multimedia Club
    Follow us:
    Facebook 
    Instagram
    Twitter

    Faculty advisor
    Ken Thomas
    k.thomas@unf.edu

    PRSSA
    The Public Relations Student Society of America is the foremost organization for students interested in public relations, brand consulting, marketing and event planning.

    Follow us:
    Facebook 

    Faculty advisor
    Prof. Bobbi Doggett
    rdoggett@unf.edu

    Spinnaker Media
    The mission of Spinnaker Media is to provide the university community with news, entertainment, and a forum for the exchange of ideas, while also providing an educational learning environment for students.

    Follow us:
    Website
    Facebook
    Twitter

    Director
    Amanda Cox
    a.l.cox@unf.edu

    A student talks to a faculty member about the M.S. degree at a conference table

    Learn more about our M.S. in Communication Management

    Those interested in applying for the School of Communication's master's degree in communication management can learn more by watching the master's video

    For more information about the degree, please visit the master’s website.

    The 36-credit M.S. in Communication Management provides graduate-level professional skills for those seeking communication-related leadership positions at public relations firms, advertising agencies, news outlets, production companies, government agencies, healthcare companies, and other businesses. Students will learn strategy, metrics, economics, ethical and legal issues, and social and cultural issues in communication and media management. The school is now taking applications for the fall 2024 semester.

     

  • March 11th Edition

    CommConnectTV-Episode 133

    Go to The Florida Times-Union’s “College Media Day” for Communication majors

    Journalism/multimedia students are invited to the Times-Union office for a half-day of programming to network with each other and with local media institutions. 

    The event will be in the afternoon of April 12 and will include:  Two sessions for students to learn from local reporters in the following beats: government, radio, investigative, sports, television and column writing. Students will then receive a “press release” to review before a private “press conference” with someone from city hall.

    Students who are interested can RSVP here.  

    FABJ student awards April 20 

    Two Communication students, Daria Mironova and Carter Mudgett, are finalists in two categories at the Press Forward event hosted by Florida Association of Broadcast Journalists. The event is open to students and broadcast professionals from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, April 20 in the Rosen Centre Resort, Orlando, Fla. The event will also feature a workshop and job fair. Registration is not required. For more information visit floridanewsawards.org/pressforward.

    Doing your internship this summer?

    All communication majors MUST complete the Senior Internship Project class before they graduate. Are you planning on taking your internship this summer? If yes, begin your search now for an internship site.

    First go to the communication internship site which houses all of the School of Communication’s pre-approved internships. Connect with the contact person for the site and begin the journey to find the perfect internship.

    Remember, students CANNOT register for the senior internship class until their internship application has been submitted and the site and supervisor approved by the school.

    If you have any questions, reach out to Prof. Bobbi Doggett, internship coordinator, at rdoggett@unf.edu or the School of Communication at commstu1@unf.edu

    The deadline for applications is April 15. Don’t wait until the last minute to begin your search.

    Spinnaker Media hiring for summer and fall

    Spinnaker Media is now hiring leaders for the summer and fall semesters. Working at Spinnaker Media is a great way to gain real-world experience, network with industry professionals, get published and build a portfolio/resume.

    Apply at the links below:

    Spinnaker Editor-in-Chief
    Spinnaker Radio General Manager
    Spinnaker Creative Services Director
    Spinnaker Business Manager

    The application deadline is March 29, 2024, at 4 p.m. If you have questions about these positions, please email Amanda Cox at Spinnaker@unf.edu.

    Advertising specialist job available at Daigle Creative

    Jacksonville, Florida-based Daigle Creative is searching for a smart, driven and enthusiastic entry-level advertising specialist to join its growing team in a part- or full-time capacity. Applicants should be strong writers with experience crafting compelling copy for organic social media, advertisements, and collateral marketing material. The position requires strong organizational skills and a willingness to learn to track advertising media placements and create advertising and earned media reports. Candidates should have or be in the process of acquiring a bachelor’s degree in the communications field. If hired, the candidate will work on a wide variety of accounts and directly support agency leadership.

    Applicants must be able to:  

    • develop organic social media plans and content
    • write copy for advertising and marketing collateral pieces
    • plan, track and manage advertising placements 
    • create advertising and earned media reports
    • communicate effectively with advertising representatives and clients

    Preference will be given to candidates who can also: 

    • plan, create and analyze paid advertising on Facebook, LinkedIn, Google and other social media platforms
    • work proficiently in Excel and Canva (ability to work in social media aggregator platforms, job tracking systems and Adobe InDesign is an additional plus)
    • offer one or two years of related experience (internships, etc.) 

    Salary and benefits vary depending on whether candidate is hired for a part- or full-time position. We maintain a hybrid work environment with in-office time typically limited to two days each week. A full-time, salaried position includes employee benefits such as healthcare insurance, disability insurance and 401K, as well as two weeks of paid vacation and nine paid holidays. Employees also typically work half-day Fridays during the summer months. 

    See more about the agency at daiglecreative.com. Send resumes and writing samples to info@daiglecreative.com.

    Summer 2024 and Fall 2024 registration tips for B.S. in Communication majors

    As you prepare to register for Summer and Fall 2024 classes, please become familiar with the Registration and Course Planning Tool in myWings. To learn more about this tool, please visit the OneStop. Here's some advice on what classes students may take for Advertising, Multimedia Journalism, Digital Video Production and Public Relations.

    If you encounter any problems with registration, you may need a "prerequisite override" or other fix. Your advisors, John Buckley and Leshare Demps are happy to see what your options are.

    For Advertising students
    Please note: MMC 4422-Advertising & PR Research, which will be offered in Fall 2024, can be taken in place of the required core course MMC 4420-Mass Communications Research.

    Good "major electives" that are available:

    For Summer 2024: PUR 3000-Principles of Public Relations, MMC 4732-Social Media Management, MMC 3002-Social Media for Communication

    For Fall 2024: ADV 4404-Strategic Branding, MMC 3402-Political Advertising, MMC 3002-Social Media for Communication, PUR 3000-Principles of Public Relations; ADV 3812-Integrated Marketing Communication, MMC 4630-Understanding Emerging Media, MMC 4732-Social Media Management

    For Multimedia Journalism students
    Tips to remember
    : Do not take any courses with the ADV, PUR, SPC, or COM prefix as a "major elective" if you are in the multimedia journalism track.

    Good "major electives" for Multimedia Journalism track students that are available:

    For Summer 2024: RTV 3001-Principles of Broadcasting, RTV 4291-Narrative Production, MMC 4732-Social Media Management, MMC 3002-Social Media for Communication.

    For Fall 2024: MMC 3342-Content Creation Tools, RTV 3220C-TV Production/Visual Arts TV, MMC 4630-Understanding Emerging Media, MMC 4732-Social Media Management, MMC 3002-Social Media for Communication

    For Digital Video Production students 
    Please note: The required course RTV 3260-Single-Camera Production will be offered in both Summer and Fall 2024.

    Good "major electives" in Production that are available:

    For Summer 2024: RTV 3001-Principles of Broadcasting, RTV 4291-Narrative Production.

    For Fall 2024: RTV 4612-Digital Video Effects, RTV 3220-TV Production/Visual Arts TV, MMC 3342-Content Creation Tools, MMC 3402-Political Advertising

    For Public Relations students
    Tips to remember
    : You do not need to take MAR 3023-Principles of Marketing as a prerequisite for advertising classes such as ADV 3008-Principles of Advertising and ADV 3101-Advertising Creative Strategy.

    Please note: MMC 4422-Advertising & PR Research, which will be offered in Fall 2024, can be taken in place of the required core course MMC 4420-Mass Communications Research.

    Good PR "major electives" that are available:

    For Summer 2024: ADV 3008-Principles of Advertising, SPC 4064-Public Speaking for Professionals, MMC 4732-Social Media Management, MMC 3002-Social Media for Communication.

    For Fall 2024: PUR 4450-Public Relations and Event Planning, PUR 4400-Crisis Communication, ADV 3101-Advertising Creative Strategy, ADV 3008-Principles of Advertising; ADV 3812-Integrated Marketing Communication; MMC 3002-Social Media for Communication, MMC 4630-Understanding Emerging Media, MMC 4732-Social Media Management, ADV 4404-Strategic Branding, RTV 3220C-TV Production/Visual Arts TV, MMC 3402-Political Advertising

    Finally, any general curriculum questions can often be answered on the Programs of Study webpage and the Osprey Map webpage.

    Summer 2024 and Fall 2024 registration tips for B.A. in Communication Studies major

    As you prepare to register for Summer and Fall 2024 classes, please become familiar with the Registration and Course Planning Tool in myWings. To learn more about this tool, please visit the OneStop. If you encounter any problems with registration, you may need a "prerequisite override" or other fix. Your advisors, John Buckley and Leshare Demps, are happy to help. Those students who would like to take a required class that they don't see offered should contact their advisor.

    Tips to remember: One of your required core courses, COM 3042, has changed its name. The course (formerly call “Interpersonal Communication”) is now called “Communication in Relationships.” Also, for your final course in the major, you have the choice of either taking COM 4945-Internship Senior Project or taking COM 4301-Communication Theory & Research Methods. Please note that MMC 4420-Mass Communication Research can substitute for COM 4301. Also note that these courses have pre-requisites. Any general curriculum questions can often be answered on the Programs of Study webpage and the Osprey Map webpage.

    Good "major electives" in communication studies that are available:

    For Summer 2024: COM 4044-Lying & Deception, MMC 2701-Communicating Across Cultures, SPC 4064-Public Speaking for Professionals; COM 4301-Communication Theory & Research Methods

    For Fall 2024: COM 4561-Strategic Social Media, SPC 4064-Public Speaking for Professionals, MMC 2701-Communicating Across Cultures, COM 4044-Lying & Deception

    Summer and Fall 2024 registration tips for those minoring in Social Media
    The Social Media minor is available for all UNF undergraduate students. Courses listed below that were used for the B.A. in Communication or B.S. in Communication can count in the Social Media minor. 

    The following courses will be offered in Summer 2024:

    MMC 3002-Social Media for Communication, MMC 4732-Social Media Management

    The following courses will be offered in Fall 2024:

    COM 4561-Strategic Social Media, MMC 3002-Social Media for Communication; MMC 3342-Content Creation Tools; MMC 473-Social Media Management, MMC 4630-Understanding Emerging Media

    Summer 2024 and Fall 2024 registration tips for M.S. in Communication Management graduate students

    If you encounter any problems with registration, you may need a "prerequisite override" or other fix. Your graduate advisors, Stephynie Perkins and John Parmelee, are happy to see what your options are.

    "Core Requirement" courses being offered in Summer 2024: MMC 6206-Ethics in Communication Management.

    Good "school electives" that are available for Summer 2024: COM 5627-Lying & Deception, MMC 6730-Social Media Management

    "Core Requirement" courses being offered in Fall 2024: MMC 6006-Strategic Communication Theory, MMC 6256-Foundations of Communication Management, MMC 6421-Quantitative Research Methods, MMC 6426-Qualitative Research Methods

    Good "school electives" that are available for Fall 2024: COM 5126-Organizational Communication, ADV 5991-Strategic Branding, COM 5627-Lying and Deception, MMC 5267-Current Issues in Emerging Media, MMC 6730-Social Media Management

    For your "outside concentrations" courses (pick only one concentration from these: Business, Public Health, Leadership, Nonprofit Management or Public Management): Check which courses are acceptable on the MS Communication Curriculum webpage.

    Then see what's available from the outside department/college. Exceptions can be made if the School of Communication and the outside department/college agree. Check with your graduate advisor first.

    National scholarships available through PRSSA

    Each year the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) presents more than $30,000 in scholarships and awards to student members. Check out the many scholarships still available https://www.prsa.org/prssa/scholarships-awards. Most just require an essay and some additional materials. The due dates are April 15 and April 30, depending on the award.

    But, students applying must be a members of PRSSA National. Here’s how to join so this financial opportunity won't be missed.

    Go to the PRSSA website at https://www.prsa.org/prssa/join-prssa and click on the Join or Renew link. (Make sure to select UNF as your university). 

    Membership is $55 for a whole year and gives students so many professional opportunities. And, those who are members of PRSSA while in college, are eligible for associate membership when they graduate and become a professional. This dues option is available for two years and costs a fraction of what the professionals pay. 

    For more information, contact Professor Bobbi Doggett at rdoggett@unf.edu.

    Advising offers drop-in hours

    Drop-in hours are offered from 3-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday in person, Bldg. 51, Room 2500. The advisors will be available to answer brief advising questions, though they may not be the student's usual advisor. When students arrive, they will need to discuss their drop-in goals with the student success specialist, and then scan a QR code for a position in the queue. Visit COAS advising to get started. 

    Student ambassadors wanted 

    The School of Communication is looking for students to serve as ambassadors for all areas of its programs. Students will be a spokesperson for the communication program, assist with student engagement and events, and give input to faculty regarding the curriculum and other aspects of the program. Interested? Students must be a Communication or Communication Studies major and be willing to serve at least 10 hours per semester.

    The School wants ambassadors from all areas of its programs: advertising, digital video production, multimedia journalism, public relations, communication studies and communication management. Students will receive a branded polo shirt to wear at ambassador events, and students who successfully complete their ambassador duties will receive a crimson cord at graduation. To apply, please email your resume to commstu1@unf.edu and put "Student Ambassador" in the subject line.

    Foundation scholarship applications

    There is still time to submit scholarship applications for the 2024-2025 academic year. Students are able to apply to as many scholarships as they qualify for.

    Scholarships that are offered within the School of Communication are listed below. March 10 is the deadline for application submissions.

    Oscar Patterson Scholarship
    Steve J. Borowiec Memorial Scholarship
    The Garrison Family Communication Scholarship
    COAS Communication Scholarship
    Jennifer Bittner Memorial Communication Scholarship
    Liz Slobodian Public Relations Scholarship

    Visit https://unf.academicworks.com/ to submit your application today.

    For questions regarding Foundation scholarships or Academic Works, contact foundationscholarships@unf.edu.

    Hearst Journalism Awards Program

    The 64th annual Hearst Journalism Awards Program offers up to $700,000 in scholarship awards, matching grants and stipends. There are six writing, three photojournalism, three audio and television, and four multimedia competitions. The program awards scholarships to students in college-level journalism.

    Future deadlines include:

    • Team or Individual Investigative Reporting March 26
    • Team Digital News or Enterprise Story April 9.

    Visit http://www.hearstawards.org/guidelines-deadlines/ or Hearst Awards for details.

    Multimedia Club students have fun with masks and props. 

    Student clubs and organizations for Communication majors

    Find out more about student clubs and organizations for communication majors at the Student Clubs and Organizations. Scan the QR code.

    Black and white QR code to scan.Below is a summary of options. Joining a student club can help prepare students for a job in the industry.

    Advertising Club
    Follow us:
    Facebook
    Twitter

    Faculty advisor
    Prof. Dee Colvin
    dee.colvin@unf.edu

    Multimedia Club
    Follow us:
    Facebook 
    Instagram
    Twitter

    Faculty advisor
    Ken Thomas
    k.thomas@unf.edu

    PRSSA
    The Public Relations Student Society of America is the foremost organization for students interested in public relations, brand consulting, marketing and event planning.

    Follow us:
    Facebook 

    Faculty advisor
    Prof. Bobbi Doggett
    rdoggett@unf.edu

    Spinnaker Media
    The mission of Spinnaker Media is to provide the university community with news, entertainment, and a forum for the exchange of ideas, while also providing an educational learning environment for students.

    Follow us:
    Website
    Facebook
    Twitter

    Director
    Amanda Cox
    a.l.cox@unf.edu

    A student talks to a faculty member about the M.S. degree at a conference table

    Learn more about our M.S. in Communication Management

    Those interested in applying for the School of Communication's master's degree in communication management can learn more by watching the master's video

    For more information about the degree, please visit the master’s website.

    The 36-credit M.S. in Communication Management provides graduate-level professional skills for those seeking communication-related leadership positions at public relations firms, advertising agencies, news outlets, production companies, government agencies, healthcare companies, and other businesses. Students will learn strategy, metrics, economics, ethical and legal issues, and social and cultural issues in communication and media management. The school is now taking applications for the summer and fall 2024 semesters.

     

     

  • March 4th Edition

    Advertising specialist job available at Daigle Creative
    Graduation applications available for spring, due March 8
    FABJ student awards April 20 
    Summer 2024 and Fall 2024 registration tips for B.S. in Communication majors
    Summer 2024 and Fall 2024 registration tips for B.A. in Communication Studies majors
    Summer and Fall 2024 registration tips for those minoring in Social Media
    Summer 2024 and Fall 2024 registration tips for M.S. in Communication Management graduate students
    National scholarships available through PRSSA
    Advising offers drop-in hours
    Student ambassadors wanted
    Foundation scholarship applications
    Hearst Journalism Awards Program
    Student clubs and organizations for Communication majors
    Learn more about our M.S. in Communication Management

    CommConnectTV-Episode 132

    Advertising specialist job available at Daigle Creative

    Jacksonville, Florida-based Daigle Creative is searching for a smart, driven and enthusiastic entry-level advertising specialist to join its growing team in a part- or full-time capacity. Applicants should be strong writers with experience crafting compelling copy for organic social media, advertisements, and collateral marketing material. The position requires strong organizational skills and a willingness to learn to track advertising media placements and create advertising and earned media reports. Candidates should have or be in the process of acquiring a bachelor’s degree in the communications field. If hired, the candidate will work on a wide variety of accounts and directly support agency leadership.

    Applicants must be able to:  

    • develop organic social media plans and content
    • write copy for advertising and marketing collateral pieces
    • plan, track and manage advertising placements 
    • create advertising and earned media reports
    • communicate effectively with advertising representatives and clients

    Preference will be given to candidates who can also: 

    • plan, create and analyze paid advertising on Facebook, LinkedIn, Google and other social media platforms
    • work proficiently in Excel and Canva (ability to work in social media aggregator platforms, job tracking systems and Adobe InDesign is an additional plus)
    • offer one or two years of related experience (internships, etc.) 

    Salary and benefits vary depending on whether candidate is hired for a part- or full-time position. We maintain a hybrid work environment with in-office time typically limited to two days each week. A full-time, salaried position includes employee benefits such as healthcare insurance, disability insurance and 401K, as well as two weeks of paid vacation and nine paid holidays. Employees also typically work half-day Fridays during the summer months. 

    See more about the agency at daiglecreative.com. Send resumes and writing samples to info@daiglecreative.com.

    Graduation applications available for spring, due March 8

    Students who plan to graduate this spring can follow the steps below to get to a graduation application. The application deadline is March 8. Students who do not plan to participate in commencement still need to apply. Students who applied for a previous term and were denied, need to reapply for graduation. Students should schedule a final graduation check with their advisor to make sure all is well. 

    Graduation applications are available online in myWings.

    • Log into your myWings portal
    • Choose Student on the side menu
    • Select Student Resources, and then Banner Self-Service
    • Click on Student Records
    • Choose Graduation Application

    Important graduation dates: https://www.unf.edu/commencement/important-dates.html.

    Visit the main commencement page for information about regalia, tickets and more.

    FABJ student awards April 20 

    Two Communication students, Daria Mironova and Carter Mudgett, are finalists in two categories at the Press Forward event hosted by Florida Association of Broadcast Journalists. The event is open to students and broadcast professionals from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, April 20 in the Rosen Centre Resort, Orlando, Fla. The event will also feature a workshop and job fair. Registration is not required. For more information visit floridanewsawards.org/pressforward.

    Summer 2024 and Fall 2024 registration tips for B.S. in Communication majors

    As you prepare to register for Summer and Fall 2024 classes, please become familiar with the Registration and Course Planning Tool in myWings. To learn more about this tool, please visit the OneStop. Here's some advice on what classes students may take for Advertising, Multimedia Journalism, Digital Video Production and Public Relations.

    If you encounter any problems with registration, you may need a "prerequisite override" or other fix. Your advisors, John Buckley and Leshare Demps are happy to see what your options are.

    For Advertising students
    Please note: MMC 4422-Advertising & PR Research, which will be offered in Fall 2024, can be taken in place of the required core course MMC 4420-Mass Communications Research.

    Good "major electives" that are available:

    For Summer 2024: PUR 3000-Principles of Public Relations, MMC 4732-Social Media Management, MMC 3002-Social Media for Communication

    For Fall 2024: ADV 4404-Strategic Branding, MMC 3402-Political Advertising, MMC 3002-Social Media for Communication, PUR 3000-Principles of Public Relations; ADV 3812-Integrated Marketing Communication, MMC 4630-Understanding Emerging Media, MMC 4732-Social Media Management

    For Multimedia Journalism students
    Tips to remember
    : Do not take any courses with the ADV, PUR, SPC, or COM prefix as a "major elective" if you are in the multimedia journalism track.

    Good "major electives" for Multimedia Journalism track students that are available:

    For Summer 2024: RTV 3001-Principles of Broadcasting, RTV 4291-Narrative Production, MMC 4732-Social Media Management, MMC 3002-Social Media for Communication.

    For Fall 2024: MMC 3342-Content Creation Tools, RTV 3220C-TV Production/Visual Arts TV, MMC 4630-Understanding Emerging Media, MMC 4732-Social Media Management, MMC 3002-Social Media for Communication

    For Digital Video Production students 
    Please note: The required course RTV 3260-Single-Camera Production will be offered in both Summer and Fall 2024.

    Good "major electives" in Production that are available:

    For Summer 2024: RTV 3001-Principles of Broadcasting, RTV 4291-Narrative Production.

    For Fall 2024: RTV 4612-Digital Video Effects, RTV 3220-TV Production/Visual Arts TV, MMC 3342-Content Creation Tools, MMC 3402-Political Advertising

    For Public Relations students
    Tips to remember: You do not need to take MAR 3023-Principles of Marketing as a prerequisite for advertising classes such as ADV 3008-Principles of Advertising and ADV 3101-Advertising Creative Strategy.

    Please note: MMC 4422-Advertising & PR Research, which will be offered in Fall 2024, can be taken in place of the required core course MMC 4420-Mass Communications Research.

    Good PR "major electives" that are available:

    For Summer 2024: ADV 3008-Principles of Advertising, SPC 4064-Public Speaking for Professionals, MMC 4732-Social Media Management, MMC 3002-Social Media for Communication.

    For Fall 2024: PUR 4450-Public Relations and Event Planning, PUR 4400-Crisis Communication, ADV 3101-Advertising Creative Strategy, ADV 3008-Principles of Advertising; ADV 3812-Integrated Marketing Communication; MMC 3002-Social Media for Communication, MMC 4630-Understanding Emerging Media, MMC 4732-Social Media Management, ADV 4404-Strategic Branding, RTV 3220C-TV Production/Visual Arts TV, MMC 3402-Political Advertising

    Finally, any general curriculum questions can often be answered on the Programs of Study webpage and the Osprey Map webpage.

    Summer 2024 and Fall 2024 registration tips for B.A. in Communication Studies major

    As you prepare to register for Summer and Fall 2024 classes, please become familiar with the Registration and Course Planning Tool in myWings. To learn more about this tool, please visit the OneStop. If you encounter any problems with registration, you may need a "prerequisite override" or other fix. Your advisors, John Buckley and Leshare Demps, are happy to help. Those students who would like to take a required class that they don't see offered should contact their advisor.

    Tips to remember: One of your required core courses, COM 3042, has changed its name. The course (formerly call “Interpersonal Communication”) is now called “Communication in Relationships.” Also, for your final course in the major, you have the choice of either taking COM 4945-Internship Senior Project or taking COM 4301-Communication Theory & Research Methods. Please note that MMC 4420-Mass Communication Research can substitute for COM 4301. Also note that these courses have pre-requisites. Any general curriculum questions can often be answered on the Programs of Study webpage and the Osprey Map webpage.

    Good "major electives" in communication studies that are available:

    For Summer 2024: COM 4044-Lying & Deception, MMC 2701-Communicating Across Cultures, SPC 4064-Public Speaking for Professionals; COM 4301-Communication Theory & Research Methods

    For Fall 2024: COM 4561-Strategic Social Media, SPC 4064-Public Speaking for Professionals, MMC 2701-Communicating Across Cultures, COM 4044-Lying & Deception

    Summer and Fall 2024 registration tips for those minoring in Social Media

    The Social Media minor is available for all UNF undergraduate students. Courses listed below that were used for the B.A. in Communication or B.S. in Communication can count in the Social Media minor. 

    The following courses will be offered in Summer 2024:

    MMC 3002-Social Media for Communication, MMC 4732-Social Media Management

    The following courses will be offered in Fall 2024:

    COM 4561-Strategic Social Media, MMC 3002-Social Media for Communication; MMC 3342-Content Creation Tools; MMC 473-Social Media Management, MMC 4630-Understanding Emerging Media

    Summer 2024 and Fall 2024 registration tips for M.S. in Communication Management graduate students

    If you encounter any problems with registration, you may need a "prerequisite override" or other fix. Your graduate advisors, Stephynie Perkins and John Parmelee, are happy to see what your options are.

    "Core Requirement" courses being offered in Summer 2024: MMC 6206-Ethics in Communication Management.

    Good "school electives" that are available for Summer 2024: COM 5627-Lying & Deception, MMC 6730-Social Media Management

    "Core Requirement" courses being offered in Fall 2024: MMC 6006-Strategic Communication Theory, MMC 6256-Foundations of Communication Management, MMC 6421-Quantitative Research Methods, MMC 6426-Qualitative Research Methods

    Good "school electives" that are available for Fall 2024: COM 5126-Organizational Communication, ADV 5991-Strategic Branding, COM 5627-Lying and Deception, MMC 5267-Current Issues in Emerging Media, MMC 6730-Social Media Management

    For your "outside concentrations" courses (pick only one concentration from these: Business, Public Health, Leadership, Nonprofit Management or Public Management): Check which courses are acceptable on the MS Communication Curriculum webpage.

    Then see what's available from the outside department/college. Exceptions can be made if the School of Communication and the outside department/college agree. Check with your graduate advisor first.

    National scholarships available through PRSSA

    Each year the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) presents more than $30,000 in scholarships and awards to student members. Check out the many scholarships still available https://www.prsa.org/prssa/scholarships-awards. Most just require an essay and some additional materials. The due dates are March 8, April 15 and April 30, depending on the award.

    But, students applying must be a members of PRSSA National. Here’s how to join so this financial opportunity won't be missed.

    Go to the PRSSA website at https://www.prsa.org/prssa/join-prssa and click on the Join or Renew link. (Make sure to select UNF as your university). 

    Membership is $55 for a whole year and gives students so many professional opportunities. And, those who are members of PRSSA while in college, are eligible for associate membership when they graduate and become a professional. This dues option is available for two years and costs a fraction of what the professionals pay. 

    For more information, contact Professor Bobbi Doggett at rdoggett@unf.edu.

    Advising offers drop-in hours

    Drop-in hours are offered from 3-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday in person, Bldg. 51, Room 2500. The advisors will be available to answer brief advising questions, though they may not be the student's usual advisor. When students arrive, they will need to discuss their drop-in goals with the student success specialist, and then scan a QR code for a position in the queue. Visit COAS advising to get started. 

    Student ambassadors wanted 

    The School of Communication is looking for students to serve as ambassadors for all areas of its programs. Students will be a spokesperson for the communication program, assist with student engagement and events, and give input to faculty regarding the curriculum and other aspects of the program. Interested? Students must be a Communication or Communication Studies major and be willing to serve at least 10 hours per semester.

    The School wants ambassadors from all areas of its programs: advertising, digital video production, multimedia journalism, public relations, communication studies and communication management. Students will receive a branded polo shirt to wear at ambassador events, and students who successfully complete their ambassador duties will receive a crimson cord at graduation. To apply, please email your resume to commstu1@unf.edu and put "Student Ambassador" in the subject line.

    Foundation scholarship applications

    There is still time to submit scholarship applications for the 2024-2025 academic year. Students are able to apply to as many scholarships as they qualify for.

    Scholarships that are offered within the School of Communication are listed below. March 10 is the deadline for application submissions.

    Oscar Patterson Scholarship
    Steve J. Borowiec Memorial Scholarship
    The Garrison Family Communication Scholarship
    COAS Communication Scholarship
    Jennifer Bittner Memorial Communication Scholarship
    Liz Slobodian Public Relations Scholarship

    Visit https://unf.academicworks.com/ to submit your application today.

    For questions regarding Foundation scholarships or Academic Works, contact foundationscholarships@unf.edu.

    Hearst Journalism Awards Program

    The 64th annual Hearst Journalism Awards Program offers up to $700,000 in scholarship awards, matching grants and stipends. There are six writing, three photojournalism, three audio and television, and four multimedia competitions. The program awards scholarships to students in college-level journalism.

    Future deadlines include:

    • Team or Individual Investigative Reporting March 26
    • Team Digital News or Enterprise Story April 9.

    Visit http://www.hearstawards.org/guidelines-deadlines/ or Hearst Awards for details.

     Group of students with masks and funny hats on.

    Student clubs and organizations for Communication majors

    Find out more about student clubs and organizations for communication majors at the Student Clubs and Organizations. Scan the QR code.


    Black and white QR code links to the student clubs webpage.

    Below is a summary of options. Joining a student club can help prepare students for a job in the industry.

    Advertising Club
    Follow us:
    Facebook
    Twitter

    Faculty advisor
    Prof. Dee Colvin
    dee.colvin@unf.edu

    Multimedia Club
    Follow us:
    Facebook 
    Instagram
    Twitter

    Faculty advisor
    Ken Thomas
    k.thomas@unf.edu

    PRSSA
    The Public Relations Student Society of America is the foremost organization for students interested in public relations, brand consulting, marketing and event planning.

    Follow us:
    Facebook 

    Faculty advisor
    Prof. Bobbi Doggett
    rdoggett@unf.edu

    Spinnaker Media
    The mission of Spinnaker Media is to provide the university community with news, entertainment, and a forum for the exchange of ideas, while also providing an educational learning environment for students.

    Follow us:
    Website
    Facebook
    Twitter

    Director
    Amanda Cox
    a.l.cox@unf.edu

     A student talks to a faculty member about the M.S. degree at a conference table

    Learn more about our M.S. in Communication Management

    Those interested in applying for the School of Communication's master's degree in communication management can learn more by watching the master's video

    For more information about the degree, please visit the master’s website.

    The 36-credit M.S. in Communication Management provides graduate-level professional skills for those seeking communication-related leadership positions at public relations firms, advertising agencies, news outlets, production companies, government agencies, healthcare companies, and other businesses. Students will learn strategy, metrics, economics, ethical and legal issues, and social and cultural issues in communication and media management. The school is now taking applications for the summer and fall 2024 semesters.

  • February 26th Edition

    School of Communication Internship + Job Fair scheduled Feb. 28

    The School of Communication’s annual Internship + Job Fair is scheduled from noon to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 28, in the Adam W. Herbert University Center. Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to participate. Employers include 1010 XL-Jax Sports Radio, Action News Jax, Axia Public Relations, Daigle Creative, Dalton Agency, Folio Weekly, PGA TOUR, and The Connect Agency, WJXT-News4Jax. Students may register and employers are invited to participate. Contact Brooke Hammon at brooke.hammon@unf.edu with any questions.

    To register or for more information about all of the employers, scan the QR code or go to our Internship + Job Fair website.

    Black and white QR code to scan and register for the Internship + Job Fair.

    To get to the fair: The University Center is within walking distance of the School of Communication building, and students can also take a shuttle that runs from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. with stops at the Library, Student Union, and Building 4 to the University Center.

    To see what the event is like, here's a video from a previous Internship + Job Fair.
    #unfcommunication #unfcomm #unf #unfjobfair

    Advertising specialist job available at Daigle Creative

    Those interested can meet a representative of Daigle Creative at the upcoming School of Communication Internship + Job Fair on Feb. 28 at the University Center: Handshake (joinhandshake.com).

    Jacksonville, Florida-based Daigle Creative is searching for a smart, driven and enthusiastic entry-level advertising specialist to join its growing team in a part- or full-time capacity. Applicants should be strong writers with experience crafting compelling copy for organic social media, advertisements, and collateral marketing material. The position requires strong organizational skills and a willingness to learn to track advertising media placements and create advertising and earned media reports. Candidates should have or be in the process of acquiring a bachelor’s degree in the communications field. If hired, the candidate will work on a wide variety of accounts and directly support agency leadership.

    Applicants must be able to:  

    • develop organic social media plans and content
    • write copy for advertising and marketing collateral pieces
    • plan, track and manage advertising placements 
    • create advertising and earned media reports
    • communicate effectively with advertising representatives and clients

    Preference will be given to candidates who can also: 

    • plan, create and analyze paid advertising on Facebook, LinkedIn, Google and other social media platforms
    • work proficiently in Excel and Canva (ability to work in social media aggregator platforms, job tracking systems and Adobe InDesign is an additional plus)
    • offer one or two years of related experience (internships, etc.) 

    Salary and benefits vary depending on whether candidate is hired for a part- or full-time position. We maintain a hybrid work environment with in-office time typically limited to two days each week. A full-time, salaried position includes employee benefits such as healthcare insurance, disability insurance and 401K, as well as two weeks of paid vacation and nine paid holidays. Employees also typically work half-day Fridays during the summer months. 

    See more about the agency at daiglecreative.com. Send resumes and writing samples to info@daiglecreative.com.

    PR Scholarships Available – Deadline Friday, March 1

    The Florida Public Relations Education Foundation (FPREF) is offering two $1,500 scholarships for PR/Communication students. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 1. The scholarships are named the Dr. Bob Davis, APR, CPRC, Scholarship and Dr. Jay Rayburn, APR, CPRC, Scholarship.  Interested students may download the application.

    Candidates must be rising seniors and slated for graduation not earlier than the following fall semester. Candidates must be full- or part-time students (minimum of six credits per semester), with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. For more information about FPRE please visit Education Foundation - FPRA.

    Graduation applications available for spring, due March 8

    Students who plan to graduate this spring can follow the steps below to get to a graduation application. The application deadline is March 8. Students who do not plan to participate in commencement still need to apply. Students who applied for a previous term and were denied, need to reapply for graduation. Students should schedule a final graduation check with their advisor to make sure all is well. 

    Graduation applications are available online in myWings.

    • Log into your myWings portal
    • Choose Student on the side menu
    • Select Student Resources, and then Banner Self-Service
    • Click on Student Records
    • Choose Graduation Application

    Important graduation dates: https://www.unf.edu/commencement/important-dates.html.

    Main commencement page for information about regalia, tickets, etc.: www.unf.edu/commencement. 

    National scholarships available through PRSSA

    Each year the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) presents more than $30,000 in scholarships and awards to student members. Check out the many scholarships still available https://www.prsa.org/prssa/scholarships-awards. Most just require an essay and some additional materials. The due dates are March 8, April 15 and April 30, depending on the award.

    But, students applying must be a members of PRSSA National. Here’s how to join so this financial opportunity won't be missed.

    Go to the PRSSA website at https://www.prsa.org/prssa/join-prssa and click on the Join or Renew link. (Make sure to select UNF as your university). 

    Membership is $55 for a whole year and gives students so many professional opportunities. And, those who are members of PRSSA while in college, are eligible for associate membership when they graduate and become a professional. This dues option is available for two years and costs a fraction of what the professionals pay. 

    For more information, contact Professor Bobbi Doggett at rdoggett@unf.edu.

    Interested in learning more about public relations?

    PRSSA National is proud to announce its inaugural Chapter Development Month during February. For student members of PRSSA national, the month-long celebration will spotlight key best practices, unveil invaluable chapter development resources, and foster a spirit of collaboration within the vibrant PRSSA community.

    Advising offers drop-in hours

    Drop-in hours are offered from 3-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday in person, Bldg. 51, Room 2500. The advisors will be available to answer brief advising questions, though they may not be the student's usual advisor. When students arrive, they will need to discuss their drop-in goals with the student success specialist, and then scan a QR code for a position in the queue. Visit COAS advising to get started. 

    Student ambassadors wanted for spring

    The School of Communication is looking for students to serve as ambassadors for all areas of its programs. Students will be a spokesperson for the communication program, assist with student engagement and events, and give input to faculty regarding the curriculum and other aspects of the program. Interested? Students must be a Communication or Communication Studies major and be willing to serve at least 10 hours per semester.

    The School wants ambassadors from all areas of its programs: advertising, digital video production, multimedia journalism, public relations, communication studies and communication management. Students will receive a branded polo shirt to wear at ambassador events, and students who successfully complete their ambassador duties will receive a crimson cord at graduation. To apply, please email your resume to commstu1@unf.edu and put "Student Ambassador" in the subject line.

    Foundation scholarship applications now being accepted

    UNF Foundation scholarship applications for the 2024-2025 academic year are currently available for students. In order to apply for Foundation scholarships, please follow these steps:

    Step 1: Complete the Data Sharing Consent Form
    Each year, students must complete the data sharing consent form to be considered for any Foundation scholarship. This includes renewal of an existing scholarship. Once the form is complete, it takes 24 hours for student data to be updated in Academic Works. To access and complete the form:

    • Click here: Data Consent Page
    • Log into myWings.
    • Click on the Data Consent with UNF Foundation Scholarship link.
    • Fill out the form and click submit at the bottom.

    Step 2: Visit UNF Academic Works
    Complete the general application along with any applications from your college or unit. It is important to note that student information is not immediately updated in the Academic Works system once the data consent form is complete/submitted. Students will have access to Academic Works, but all eligible scholarships will not appear until the day after the data consent form has been submitted. It is recommended to wait until the following day once completing the data consent form to log into Academic Works so that ALL potential scholarships appear.  

    For questions regarding Foundation scholarships or Academic Works, contact foundationscholarships@unf.edu.

    Scholarships within the School of Communication
    Oscar Patterson Scholarship
    Steve J. Borowiec Memorial Scholarship
    The Garrison Family Communication Scholarship
    COAS Communication Scholarship
    Jennifer Bittner Memorial Communication Scholarship
    Liz Slobodian Public Relations Scholarship

    Hearst Journalism Awards Program

    The 64th annual Hearst Journalism Awards Program offers up to $700,000 in scholarship awards, matching grants and stipends. There are six writing, three photojournalism, three audio and television, and four multimedia competitions. The program awards scholarships to students in college-level journalism.

    Future deadlines include:

    • Digital News or Enterprise Story--Individual Feb. 27
    • Team or Individual Investigative Reporting March 26
    • Team Digital News or Enterprise Story April 9.

    Visit http://www.hearstawards.org/guidelines-deadlines/ or Hearst Awards for details.

     Students are having fun in a photo boot  with masks on sticks.

    Student clubs and organizations for communication majors

    Find out more about student clubs and organizations for communication majors at the Student Clubs and Organizations. Scan the QR code.


    Black and white QR code to scan to get to the clubs website.
    Below is a summary of options. Joining a student club can help prepare students for a job in the industry.

    Advertising Club
    Follow us:
    Facebook
    Twitter

    Faculty advisor
    Prof. Dee Colvin
    dee.colvin@unf.edu

    Multimedia Club
    Follow us:
    Facebook 
    Instagram
    Twitter

    Faculty advisor
    Ken Thomas
    k.thomas@unf.edu

    PRSSA
    The Public Relations Student Society of America is the foremost organization for students interested in public relations, brand consulting, marketing and event planning.

    Follow us:
    Facebook 

    Faculty advisor
    Prof. Bobbi Doggett
    rdoggett@unf.edu

    Spinnaker Media
    The mission of Spinnaker Media is to provide the university community with news, entertainment, and a forum for the exchange of ideas, while also providing an educational learning environment for students.

    Follow us:
    Website
    Facebook
    Twitter

    Director
    Amanda Cox
    a.l.cox@unf.edu

    A student talks to a faculty member about the M.S. degree at a conference table

    Learn more about our M.S. in Communication Management

    Those interested in applying for the School of Communication's master's degree in communication management can learn more by watching the master's video

    For more information about the degree, please visit the master’s website.

    The 36-credit M.S. in Communication Management provides graduate-level professional skills for those seeking communication-related leadership positions at public relations firms, advertising agencies, news outlets, production companies, government agencies, healthcare companies, and other businesses. Students will learn strategy, metrics, economics, ethical and legal issues, and social and cultural issues in communication and media management. The school is now taking applications for the summer and fall 2024 semesters.

  • February 19th Edition

    School of Communication Internship + Job Fair scheduled Feb. 28

    The School of Communication’s annual Internship + Job Fair is scheduled from noon to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 28, in the Adam W. Herbert University Center. Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to participate. Employers include 1010 XL-Jax Sports Radio, Action News Jax, Axia Public Relations, Daigle Creative, Dalton Agency, Folio Weekly, PGA TOUR, and The Connect Agency, WJXT-News4Jax. Students may register and employers are invited to participate. Contact Brooke Hammon at brooke.hammon@unf.edu with any questions.

    To register or for more information about all of the employers, scan the QR code or go to our Internship + Job Fair website.

     Black and white QR code with an arrow pointing at it and the words "Scan me."


    To get to the fair: The University Center is within walking distance of the School of Communication building, and students can also take a shuttle that runs from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. with stops at the Library, Student Union, and Building 4 to the University Center.

    To see what the event is like, here's a video from a previous Internship + Job Fair.
    #unfcommunication #unfcomm #unf #unfjobfair

    PRSSA hosting study session for communication students

    Freaking out about midterm exams? Want some company who shares your angst and who can help you study? The School of Communication's Public Relations Student Society of America is hosting at Midterm Study Session from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21 at the Roundbird Coffee Shop, 1094 3rd St. N., Jacksonville Beach. All communication students are welcome! Come have some coffee or another beverage, like tea or an energy spritzer, to sharpen your mind and help each other tackle those difficult communication courses we all need to take. Don't suffer alone. Join us and study.

    Jaguars opening 6 shadow spots for women

    In observation of National Girls + Women in Sports Day, the Jaguars will offer six shadow opportunities to high school or college-aged women. Applications will be accepted through Feb. 21 at
    https://www.teamworkonline.com/football-jobs/footballjobs/jacksonville-jaguars/national-girls-and-women-in-sports-day-shadowship-2068094. The shadowships will occur the first week of June.

    National scholarships available through PRSSA 

    Each year the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) presents more than $30,000 in scholarships and awards to student members. Check out the many scholarships still available https://www.prsa.org/prssa/scholarships-awards. Most just require an essay and some additional materials. The due dates are March 8, April 15 and April 30, depending on the award. But, students applying must be a members of PRSSA National. Here’s how to join so this financial opportunity won't be missed.

    Go to the PRSSA website at https://www.prsa.org/prssa/join-prssa and click on the Join or Renew link. (Make sure to select UNF as your university). Membership is $55 for a whole year and gives students so many professional opportunities. And, those who are members of PRSSA while in college, are eligible for associate membership when they graduate and become a professional. This dues option is available for two years and costs a fraction of what the professionals pay. 

    For more information, contact Professor Bobbi Doggett at rdoggett@unf.edu.

    Interested in learning more about public relations?

    PRSSA National is proud to announce its inaugural Chapter Development Month during February. For student members of PRSSA national, the month-long celebration will spotlight key best practices, unveil invaluable chapter development resources, and foster a spirit of collaboration within the vibrant PRSSA community.

    Advising offers drop-in hours

    Drop-in hours are offered from 3-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday in person, Bldg. 51, Room 2500. The advisors will be available to answer brief advising questions, and may not be the student's usual advisor. When students arrive, they will need to discuss their drop-in goals with the student success specialist, and then scan a QR code for a position in the queue. Visit COAS advising to get started. 

    Graduation applications available

    Students who plan to graduate this spring can follow the steps below to get to a graduation application. The application deadline is March 8. Students who do not plan to participate in commencement still need to apply. Students who applied for a previous term and were denied, need to reapply for graduation. Students should schedule a final graduation check with their advisor to make sure all is well. 

    Graduation applications are available online in myWings.

    • Log into your myWings portal
    • Choose Student on the side menu
    • Select Student Resources, and then Banner Self-Service
    • Click on Student Records
    • Choose Graduation Application

    Important graduation dates: https://www.unf.edu/commencement/important-dates.html.

    Main commencement page for information about regalia, tickets, etc.: www.unf.edu/commencement. 

    Student ambassadors wanted for spring

    The School of Communication is looking for students to serve as ambassadors for all areas of its programs. Students will be a spokesperson for the communication program, assist with student engagement and events, and give input to faculty regarding the curriculum and other aspects of the program. Interested? Students must be a Communication or Communication Studies major and be willing to serve at least 10 hours per semester.

    The School wants ambassadors from all areas of its programs: advertising, digital video production, multimedia journalism, public relations, communication studies and communication management. Students will receive a branded polo shirt to wear at ambassador events, and students who successfully complete their ambassador duties will receive a crimson cord at graduation. To apply, please email your resume to commstu1@unf.edu and put "Student Ambassador" in the subject line.

    Foundation scholarship applications now being accepted

    UNF Foundation scholarship applications for the 2024-2025 academic year are currently available for students. In order to apply for Foundation scholarships, please follow these steps:

    Step 1: Complete the Data Sharing Consent Form
    Each year, students must complete the data sharing consent form to be considered for any Foundation scholarship. This includes renewal of an existing scholarship. Once the form is complete, it takes 24 hours for student data to be updated in Academic Works. To access and complete the form:

    • Click here: Data Consent Page
    • Log into myWings.
    • Click on the Data Consent with UNF Foundation Scholarship link.
    • Fill out the form and click submit at the bottom.

    Step 2: Visit UNF Academic Works
    Complete the general application along with any applications from your college or unit. It is important to note that student information is not immediately updated in the Academic Works system once the data consent form is complete/submitted. Students will have access to Academic Works, but all eligible scholarships will not appear until the day after the data consent form has been submitted. It is recommended to wait until the following day once completing the data consent form to log into Academic Works so that ALL potential scholarships appear.  

    For questions regarding Foundation scholarships or Academic Works, contact foundationscholarships@unf.edu.

    Scholarships within the School of Communication
    Oscar Patterson Scholarship
    Steve J. Borowiec Memorial Scholarship
    The Garrison Family Communication Scholarship
    COAS Communication Scholarship
    Jennifer Bittner Memorial Communication Scholarship
    Liz Slobodian Public Relations Scholarship

    Hearst Journalism Awards Program

    The 64th annual Hearst Journalism Awards Program offers up to $700,000 in scholarship awards, matching grants and stipends. There are six writing, three photojournalism, three audio and television, and four multimedia competitions. The program awards scholarships to students in college-level journalism. Future deadlines include: Digital News or Enterprise Story--Individual Feb. 27, Team or Individual Investigative Reporting March 26. Visit http://www.hearstawards.org/guidelines-deadlines/ or Hearst Awards for details.

     Several students attended the Multimedia Club meeting.


    Student clubs and organizations for communication majors

    Find out more about student clubs and organizations for communication majors at the Student Clubs and Organizations. Scan the QR code.

    Black and white QR code links to the student clubs website.
    Below is a summary of options. Joining a student club can help prepare students for a job in the industry.

    Advertising Club
    Follow us:
    Facebook
    Twitter

    Faculty advisor
    Prof. Dee Colvin
    dee.colvin@unf.edu

    Multimedia Club
    Follow us:
    Facebook 
    Instagram
    Twitter

    Faculty advisor
    Ken Thomas
    k.thomas@unf.edu

    PRSSA
    The Public Relations Student Society of America is the foremost organization for students interested in public relations, brand consulting, marketing and event planning.

    Follow us:
    Facebook 

    Faculty advisor
    Prof. Bobbi Doggett
    rdoggett@unf.edu

    Spinnaker Media
    The mission of Spinnaker Media is to provide the university community with news, entertainment, and a forum for the exchange of ideas, while also providing an educational learning environment for students.

    Follow us:
    Website
    Facebook
    Twitter

    Director
    Amanda Cox
    a.l.cox@unf.edu

    A student talks to a faculty member about the M.S. degree at a conference table

     Learn more about our M.S. in Communication Management

    Those interested in applying for the School of Communication's master's degree in communication management can learn more by watching the master's video

    For more information about the degree, please visit the master’s website.

    The 36-credit M.S. in Communication Management provides graduate-level professional skills for those seeking communication-related leadership positions at public relations firms, advertising agencies, news outlets, production companies, government agencies, healthcare companies, and other businesses. Students will learn strategy, metrics, economics, ethical and legal issues, and social and cultural issues in communication and media management. The school is now taking applications for the summer and fall 2024 semesters.

     

     

  • February 12th Edition

    School of Communication Internship + Job Fair scheduled Feb. 28

    The School of Communication’s annual Internship + Job Fair is scheduled from noon to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 28, in the Adam W. Herbert University Center. Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to participate. Employers include Axia Public Relations, Dalton Agency, Folio Weekly, PGA TOUR, and WJXT-News4Jax, Students may register and employers are invited to participate. Contact Brooke Hammon at brooke.hammon@unf.edu with any questions.

    To register or for more information about all of the employers, scan the QR code or go to our Internship + Job Fair website.Black and white QR code to scan to register.

    To see what the event is like, here's a video from a previous Internship + Job Fair.

    To get to the fair: The University Center is within walking distance of the School of Communication building, and students can also take a shuttle that runs from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. with stops at the Library, Student Union, and Building 4 to the University Center.

    #unfcommunication #unfcomm #unf #unfjobfair

    Women invited to participate in focus group

    The PUR 4800-Public Relations Campaigns class will host a focus group about volunteerism at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 15, for their capstone class project.

    All women ages 18 to 30 are invited to participate in the focus group, which will last approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour. The focus group will take place in Building 14D, Room 2001. Pizza and refreshments will be provided to all who participate.

    For questions or to RSVP, please email Summer Humphries, n01501170@unf.edu.

    National scholarships available through PRSSA

    Each year the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) presents more than $30,000 in scholarships and awards to student members. Check out the many scholarships still available https://www.prsa.org/prssa/scholarships-awards. Most just require an essay and some additional materials. The due dates are March 8, April 15 and April 30, depending on the award.

    But, students applying must be a members of PRSSA National. Here’s how to join so this financial opportunity won't be missed.

    Go to the PRSSA website at https://www.prsa.org/prssa/join-prssa and click on the Join or Renew link. (Make sure to select UNF as your university).

    Membership is $55 for a whole year and gives students so many professional opportunities. And, those who are members of PRSSA while in college, are eligible for associate membership when they graduate and become a professional. This dues option is available for two years and costs a fraction of what the professionals pay.

    For more information, contact Professor Bobbi Doggett at rdoggett@unf.edu.

    Interested in learning more about public relations?

    PRSSA National is proud to announce its inaugural Chapter Development Month during February. For student members of PRSSA national, the month-long celebration will spotlight key best practices, unveil invaluable Chapter development resources, and foster a spirit of collaboration within the vibrant PRSSA community.

    Advising offers drop-in hours

    Drop-in hours are offered from 3-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday in person, Bldg. 51, Room 2500. The advisors will be available to answer brief advising questions, and may not be the student's usual advisor. When students arrive, they will need to discuss their drop-in goals with the student success specialist, and then scan a QR code for a position in the queue. Visit COAS advising to get started.

    U.S.-China relations lecture

    The Distinguished Voices Lecture Series presents Robert Daly speaking on U.S.-China relations at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, in the Adam W. Herbert University Center. Daly is the director of the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, and he has an extensive background in U.S.-China relations. Reserve a seat. For more information, email unfevents@unf.edu.

    Graduation applications available

    Students who plan to graduate this spring can follow the steps below to get to a graduation application. Students who do not plan to participate in commencement still need to apply. Students who applied for a previous term and were denied, need to reapply for graduation. Students should schedule a final graduation check with their advisor to make sure all is well.

    Graduation applications are available online in myWings.

    • Log into your myWings portal
    • Choose Student on the side menu
    • Select Student Resources, and then Banner Self-Service
    • Click on Student Records
    • Choose Graduation Application

    Important graduation dates: https://www.unf.edu/commencement/important-dates.html.

    Main commencement page for information about regalia, tickets, etc.: www.unf.edu/commencement.

    Student ambassadors wanted for spring

    The School of Communication is looking for students to serve as ambassadors for all areas of its programs. Students will be a spokesperson for the communication program, assist with student engagement and events, and give input to faculty regarding the curriculum and other aspects of the program. Interested? Students must be a Communication or Communication Studies major and be willing to serve at least 10 hours per semester.

    The School wants ambassadors from all areas of its programs: advertising, digital video production, multimedia journalism, public relations, communication studies and communication management. Students will receive a branded polo shirt to wear at ambassador events, and students who successfully complete their ambassador duties will receive a crimson cord at graduation. To apply, please email your resume to commstu1@unf.edu and put "Student Ambassador" in the subject line.

    DJ hours available on WSKR 95.5 FM Spinnaker Radio

    Students who want to pick the music on 95.5 FM WSKR or be a talk DJ, now have the chance! Spinnaker Radio has multiple one-hour slots open on the DJ board. Slots are first come, first served! If you are interested, email Lisa, Spinnaker Radio's general manager, at radio@unfspinnaker.com. As always, no prior experience is required. Spinnaker Radio staff will train new DJs.

    Spinnaker Media is now hiring for spring

    Are you looking for an on-campus job? Spinnaker Media is now hiring for the spring 2024 semester. Working at Spinnaker Media is a great way to gain real-world experience, get published, and build a portfolio/resume. Spinnaker Media is now hiring a Spinnaker news editor who is primarily responsible for the ongoing news coverage and a Spinnaker government reporter who covers Student Government and national, state and local governments.

    Foundation scholarship applications now being accepted

    UNF Foundation scholarship applications for the 2024-2025 academic year are currently available for students. In order to apply for Foundation scholarships, please follow these steps:

    Step 1: Complete the Data Sharing Consent Form
    Each year, students must complete the data sharing consent form to be considered for any Foundation scholarship. This includes renewal of an existing scholarship. Once the form is complete, it takes 24 hours for student data to be updated in Academic Works. To access and complete the form:

    • Click here: Data Consent Page
    • Log into myWings.
    • Click on the Data Consent with UNF Foundation Scholarship link.
    • Fill out the form and click submit at the bottom.

    Step 2: Visit UNF Academic Works
    Complete the general application along with any applications from your college or unit. It is important to note that student information is not immediately updated in the Academic Works system once the data consent form is complete/submitted. Students will have access to Academic Works, but all eligible scholarships will not appear until the day after the data consent form has been submitted. It is recommended to wait until the following day once completing the data consent form to log into Academic Works so that ALL potential scholarships appear.

    For questions regarding Foundation scholarships or Academic Works, contact foundationscholarships@unf.edu.

    Scholarships within the School of Communication
    Oscar Patterson Scholarship
    Steve J. Borowiec Memorial Scholarship
    The Garrison Family Communication Scholarship
    COAS Communication Scholarship
    Jennifer Bittner Memorial Communication Scholarship
    Liz Slobodian Public Relations Scholarship

    Hearst Journalism Awards Program

    The 64th annual Hearst Journalism Awards Program offers up to $700,000 in scholarship awards, matching grants and stipends. There are six writing, three photojournalism, three audio and television, and four multimedia competitions. The program awards scholarships to students in college-level journalism. Future deadlines include: Personality/Profile Writing Feb. 13, Digital News or Enterprise Story--Individual Feb. 27, Team or Individual Investigative Reporting March 26. visit http://www.hearstawards.org/guidelines-deadlines/. Visit Hearst Awards for details.

    Student clubs and organizations for communication majors

    Find out more about student clubs and organizations for communication majors at the Student Clubs and Organizations. Scan the QR code.

    Black and white QR code to visit student clubs website.

    Below is a summary of options. Joining a student club can help prepare students for a job in the industry.

    Advertising Club
    Follow us:
    Facebook
    Twitter

    Faculty advisor
    Prof. Dee Colvin
    dee.colvin@unf.edu

    Multimedia Club
    Follow us:
    Facebook 
    Instagram
    Twitter

    Faculty advisor
    Ken Thomas
    k.thomas@unf.edu

    PRSSA
    The Public Relations Student Society of America is the foremost organization for students interested in public relations, brand consulting, marketing and event planning.

    Follow us:
    Facebook 

    Faculty advisor
    Prof. Bobbi Doggett
    rdoggett@unf.edu

    Spinnaker Media
    The mission of Spinnaker Media is to provide the university community with news, entertainment, and a forum for the exchange of ideas, while also providing an educational learning environment for students.

    Follow us:
    Website
    Facebook
    Twitter

    Director
    Amanda Cox
    a.l.cox@unf.edu

     A student talks to a faculty member about the M.S. degree at a conference table

    Learn more about our M.S. in Communication Management

    Those interested in applying for the School of Communication's master's degree in communication management can learn more by watching the master's video

    For more information about the degree, please visit the master’s website.

    The 36-credit M.S. in Communication Management provides graduate-level professional skills for those seeking communication-related leadership positions at public relations firms, advertising agencies, news outlets, production companies, government agencies, healthcare companies, and other businesses. Students will learn strategy, metrics, economics, ethical and legal issues, and social and cultural issues in communication and media management. The school is now taking applications for the summer and fall 2024 semesters.

  • February 5th Edition

    Women invited to participate in focus group

    The PUR4800 Public Relations Campaigns class will host a focus group about volunteerism at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 15, for their capstone class project.

    All women ages 18 to 30 are invited to participate in the focus group, which will last approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour. The focus group will take place in Building 14D, Room 2001. Pizza and refreshments will be provided to all who participate. 

    For questions or to RSVP, please email Summer Humphries, n01501170@unf.edu.

    Advising offers drop-in hours

    Drop-in hours are offered from 3-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday in person, Bldg. 51, Room 2500. The advisors will be available to answer brief advising questions, and may not be the student's usual advisor. When students arrive they will need to discuss their drop-in goals with the student success specialist, and then scan a QR code for a position in the queue. Visit COAS advising to get started. 

    Interested in learning more about public relations?

    PRSSA National is proud to announce its inaugural Chapter Development Month during February. For student members of PRSSA national, the month-long celebration will spotlight key best practices, unveil invaluable Chapter development resources, and foster a spirit of collaboration within the vibrant PRSSA community.

    U.S.-China relations lecture

    The Distinguished Voices Lecture Series presents Robert Daly speaking on U.S.-China relations at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, in the Adam W. Herbert University Center. Daly is the director of the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, and he has an extensive background in U.S.-China relations. Reserve a seat. For more information, email unfevents@unf.edu.

    Not a member of PRSSA National? Here's how to join. 

    Go to the PRSSA website at https://www.prsa.org/prssa/join-prssa and click on the Join or Renew link. (Make sure to select UNF as your university). 

    Membership is $55 for a whole year, but there are many opportunities students will have access to. Students who are members of PRSSA while in college are eligible for associate membership when they graduate and become a professional. The dues option is available for two years and costs a fraction of what the professionals pay. 

    Also, to be part of the PRSSA Canvas page, students can email their N numbers to Professor Bobbi Doggett at rdoggett@unf.edu.

    Graduation applications available

    Students who plan to graduate this spring can follow the steps below to get to a graduation application. Students who do not plan to participate in commencement still need to apply. Students who applied for a previous term and were denied, need to reapply for graduation. Students should schedule a final graduation check with their advisor to make sure all is well. 

    Graduation applications are available online in myWings.

    • Log into your myWings portal
    • Choose Student on the side menu
    • Select Student Resources, and then Banner Self-Service
    • Click on Student Records
    • Choose Graduation Application

    Important graduation dates: https://www.unf.edu/commencement/important-dates.html.

    Main commencement page for information about regalia, tickets, etc.: www.unf.edu/commencement. 

    Student ambassadors wanted for spring

    The School of Communication is looking for students to serve as ambassadors for all areas of its programs. Students will be a spokesperson for the communication program, assist with student engagement and events, and give input to faculty regarding the curriculum and other aspects of the program. Interested? Students must be a Communication or Communication Studies major and be willing to serve at least 10 hours per semester.

    The School wants ambassadors from all areas of its programs: advertising, digital video production, multimedia journalism, public relations, communication studies and communication management. Students will receive a branded polo shirt to wear at ambassador events, and students who successfully complete their ambassador duties will receive a crimson cord at graduation. To apply, please email your resume to commstu1@unf.edu and put "Student Ambassador" in the subject line.

    School of Communication Internship + Job Fair scheduled Feb. 28

    The School of Communication’s annual Internship + Job Fair is scheduled from noon to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 28, in the Adam W. Herbert University Center. Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to participate. Students may register and employers are invited to participate. Contact Brooke Hammon at brooke.hammon@unf.edu with any questions.

    To register or for more information about all of the employers, scan the QR code or go to our Internship + Job Fair website. To see what the event is like, here's a video from a previous Internship + Job Fair.

    To get to the fair: The University Center is within walking distance of the School of Communication building, and students can also take a shuttle that runs from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. with stops at the Library, Student Union, and Building 4 to the University Center.

    #unfcommunication #unfcomm #unf #unfjobfair

    DJ hours available on WSKR 95.5 FM Spinnaker Radio

    Students who want to pick the music on 95.5 FM WSKR or be a talk DJ, now have the chance! Spinnaker Radio has multiple one-hour slots open on the DJ board. Slots are first come, first served! If you are interested, email Lisa, Spinnaker Radio's general manager, at radio@unfspinnaker.com. As always, no prior experience is required. Spinnaker Radio staff will train new DJs.

    Spinnaker Media is now hiring for spring

    Are you looking for an on-campus job? Spinnaker Media is now hiring for the spring 2024 semester. Working at Spinnaker Media is a great way to gain real-world experience, get published, and build a portfolio/resume. Spinnaker Media is now hiring a Spinnaker news editor who is primarily responsible for the ongoing news coverage and a Spinnaker government reporter who covers Student Government and national, state and local governments. 

    Foundation scholarship applications now being accepted

    UNF Foundation scholarship applications for the 2024-2025 academic year are currently available for students. In order to apply for Foundation scholarships, please follow these steps:

    Step 1: Complete the Data Sharing Consent Form
    Each year, students must complete the data sharing consent form to be considered for any Foundation scholarship. This includes renewal of an existing scholarship. Once the form is complete, it takes 24 hours for student data to be updated in Academic Works. To access and complete the form:

    • Click here: Data Consent Page
    • Log into myWings.
    • Click on the Data Consent with UNF Foundation Scholarship link.
    • Fill out the form and click submit at the bottom.

    Step 2: Visit UNF Academic Works
    Complete the general application along with any applications from your college or unit. It is important to note that student information is not immediately updated in the Academic Works system once the data consent form is complete/submitted. Students will have access to Academic Works, but all eligible scholarships will not appear until the day after the data consent form has been submitted. It is recommended to wait until the following day once completing the data consent form to log into Academic Works so that ALL potential scholarships appear.  

    For questions regarding Foundation scholarships or Academic Works, contact foundationscholarships@unf.edu.

    Scholarships within the School of Communication
    Oscar Patterson Scholarship
    Steve J. Borowiec Memorial Scholarship
    The Garrison Family Communication Scholarship
    COAS Communication Scholarship
    Jennifer Bittner Memorial Communication Scholarship
    Liz Slobodian Public Relations Scholarship

    Hearst Journalism Awards Program

    The 64th annual Hearst Journalism Awards Program offers up to $700,000 in scholarship awards, matching grants and stipends. There are six writing, three photojournalism, three audio and television, and four multimedia competitions. The program awards scholarships to students in college-level journalism. Future deadlines include: Personality/Profile Writing Feb. 13, Digital News or Enterprise Story--Individual Feb. 27, Team or Individual Investigative Reporting March 26. visit http://www.hearstawards.org/guidelines-deadlines/. Visit Hearst Awards for details.

     

    Student clubs and organizations for communication majors

    Find out more about student clubs and organizations for communication majors at the Student Clubs and Organizations. Scan the QR code.
    Black and white QR code.
    Below is a summary of options. Joining a student club can help prepare students for a job in the industry.

    Advertising Club
    Follow us:
    Facebook
    Twitter

    Faculty advisor
    Prof. Dee Colvin
    dee.colvin@unf.edu

    Multimedia Club
    Follow us:
    Facebook 
    Instagram
    Twitter

    Faculty advisor
    Ken Thomas
    k.thomas@unf.edu

    PRSSA
    The Public Relations Student Society of America is the foremost organization for students interested in public relations, brand consulting, marketing and event planning.

    Follow us:
    Facebook 

    Faculty advisor
    Prof. Bobbi Doggett
    rdoggett@unf.edu

    Spinnaker Media
    The mission of Spinnaker Media is to provide the university community with news, entertainment, and a forum for the exchange of ideas, while also providing an educational learning environment for students.

    Follow us:
    Website
    Facebook
    Twitter

    Director
    Amanda Cox
    a.l.cox@unf.edu

     A student talks to a faculty member about the M.S. degree at a conference table

    Learn more about our M.S. in Communication Management

    Those interested in applying for the School of Communication's master's degree in communication management can learn more by watching the master's video

    For more information about the degree, please visit the master’s website.

    The 36-credit M.S. in Communication Management provides graduate-level professional skills for those seeking communication-related leadership positions at public relations firms, advertising agencies, news outlets, production companies, government agencies, healthcare companies, and other businesses. Students will learn strategy, metrics, economics, ethical and legal issues, and social and cultural issues in communication and media management. The school is now taking applications for the summer and fall 2024 semesters.

  • January 29th Edition

    Multimedia Club meeting

    Attention Ospreys! The Multimedia Club has scheduled its first meeting of the semester at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30, in Bldg. 14D, Room 2001. The group will share their plans for the semester. For more information, contact Professor Ken Thomas at k.thomas@unf.edu or board member Riley Dodd at n01477219@unf.edu.

    Interested in learning more about public relations?

    PRSSA National is proud to announce its inaugural Chapter Development Month beginning Feb. 1. For student members of PRSSA national, the month-long celebration will spotlight key best practices, unveil invaluable Chapter development resources, and foster a spirit of collaboration within the vibrant PRSSA community.

    U.S.-China relations lecture

    The Distinguished Voices Lecture Series presents Robert Daly speaking on U.S.-China relations at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, in the Adam W. Herbert University Center. Daly is the director of the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, and he has an extensive background in U.S.-China relations. Reserve a seat. For more information, email unfevents@unf.edu.

    Not a member of PRSSA National? Here's how to join. 

    Go to the PRSSA website at https://www.prsa.org/prssa/join-prssa and click on the Join or Renew link. (Make sure to select UNF as your university). 

    Membership is $55 for a whole year, but there are many opportunities students will have access to. Students who are members of PRSSA while in college are eligible for associate membership when they graduate and become a professional. The dues option is available for two years and costs a fraction of what the professionals pay. 

    Also, to be part of the PRSSA Canvas page, students can email their N numbers to Professor Bobbi Doggett at rdoggett@unf.edu.

    Graduate applications available

    Students who plan to graduate this spring can follow the steps below to get to a graduation application. Students who do not plan to participate in commencement still need to apply. Students who applied for a previous term and were denied, need to reapply for graduation. Students should schedule a final graduation check with their advisor to make sure all is well. 

    Graduation applications are available online in myWings.

    • Log into your myWings portal
    • Choose Student on the side menu
    • Select Student Resources, and then Banner Self-Service
    • Click on Student Records
    • Choose Graduation Application

    Important graduation dates: https://www.unf.edu/commencement/important-dates.html.

    Main commencement page for information about regalia, tickets, etc.: www.unf.edu/commencement. 

    Advising has moved

    Attention students! COAS School of Communication advisors have moved to Building 51, suite 2500. To contact the COAS advising office, email ASADV@unf.edu or call at (904) 620-2797.  

    Student ambassadors wanted for spring

    The School of Communication is looking for students to serve as ambassadors for all areas of its programs. Students will be a spokesperson for the communication program, assist with student engagement and events, and give input to faculty regarding the curriculum and other aspects of the program. Interested? Students must be a Communication or Communication Studies major and be willing to serve at least 10 hours per semester.

    The School wants ambassadors from all areas of its programs: advertising, digital video production, multimedia journalism, public relations, communication studies and communication management. Students will receive a branded polo shirt to wear at ambassador events, and students who successfully complete their ambassador duties will receive a crimson cord at graduation. To apply, please email your resume to commstu1@unf.edu and put "Student Ambassador" in the subject line.

    School of Communication seeking DL Coach

    The School of Communication is looking for a DL Coach for Media Planning, ADV 3300. If you have completed this course and would like a remote position, please send your resume to D'Lynn Phelps, d.phelps@unf.edu

    DL Coaches (also known as academic coaches) support faculty who teach online classes by answering student questions, reviewing class submissions and other activities as requested by the professor. It is a remote position so there is no need to be on campus to complete work hours.

    School of Communication Internship + Job Fair scheduled Feb. 28

    The School of Communication’s annual Internship + Job Fair is scheduled from noon to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 28, in the Adam W. Herbert University Center. Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to participate. Students may register and employers are invited to participate. Contact Brooke Hammon at brooke.hammon@unf.edu with any questions.

    To register or for more information about all of the employers, scan the QR code or go to our Internship + Job Fair website.

    Black and white QR code that links to the registration site for the Internship + Job Fair.To see what the event is like, here's a video from a previous Internship + Job Fair.

    To get to the fair: The University Center is within walking distance of the School of Communication building, and students can also take a shuttle that runs from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. with stops at the Library, Student Union, and Building 4 to the University Center.

    #unfcommunication #unfcomm #unf #unfjobfair

    DJ hours available on WSKR 95.5 FM Spinnaker Radio

    Students who want to pick the music on 95.5 FM WSKR or be a talk DJ, now have the chance! Spinnaker Radio has multiple one-hour slots open on the DJ board. Slots are first come, first served! If you are interested, email Lisa, Spinnaker Radio's general manager, at radio@unfspinnaker.com. As always, no prior experience is required. Spinnaker Radio staff will train new DJs.

    Spinnaker Media is now hiring for spring

    Are you looking for an on-campus job? Spinnaker Media is now hiring for the spring 2024 semester. Working at Spinnaker Media is a great way to gain real-world experience, get published, and build a portfolio/resume. Spinnaker Media is now hiring a Spinnaker news editor who is primarily responsible for the ongoing news coverage and a Spinnaker government reporter who covers Student Government and national, state and local governments. 

    Foundation scholarship applications now being accepted

    UNF Foundation scholarship applications for the 2024-2025 academic year are currently available for students. In order to apply for Foundation scholarships, please follow these steps:

    Step 1: Complete the Data Sharing Consent Form
    Each year, students must complete the data sharing consent form to be considered for any Foundation scholarship. This includes renewal of an existing scholarship. Once the form is complete, it takes 24 hours for student data to be updated in Academic Works. To access and complete the form:

    • Click here: Data Consent Page
    • Log into myWings.
    • Click on the Data Consent with UNF Foundation Scholarship link.
    • Fill out the form and click submit at the bottom.

    Step 2: Visit UNF Academic Works
    Complete the general application along with any applications from your college or unit. It is important to note that student information is not immediately updated in the Academic Works system once the data consent form is complete/submitted. Students will have access to Academic Works, but all eligible scholarships will not appear until the day after the data consent form has been submitted. It is recommended to wait until the following day once completing the data consent form to log into Academic Works so that ALL potential scholarships appear.  

    For questions regarding Foundation scholarships or Academic Works, contact foundationscholarships@unf.edu.

    Scholarships within the School of Communication
    Oscar Patterson Scholarship
    Steve J. Borowiec Memorial Scholarship
    The Garrison Family Communication Scholarship
    COAS Communication Scholarship
    Jennifer Bittner Memorial Communication Scholarship
    Liz Slobodian Public Relations Scholarship

    Hearst Journalism Awards Program

    The 64th annual Hearst Journalism Awards Program offers up to $700,000 in scholarship awards, matching grants and stipends. There are six writing, three photojournalism, three audio and television, and four multimedia competitions. The program awards scholarships to students in college-level journalism. Future deadlines include: Personality/Profile Writing (Feb. 13), Team or Individual Investigative Reporting (March 26) and Photo II - Picture Story/Series (Feb. 6). visit http://www.hearstawards.org/guidelines-deadlines/. Visit Hearst Awards for details.

     Students are having fun in a photo boot  with masks on sticks.

    Student clubs and organizations for communication majors

    Find out more about student clubs and organizations for communication majors at the Student Clubs and Organizations.

    The black and white QR code links to the UNF School of Communication clubs.
    Below is a summary of options. Joining a student club can help prepare students for a job in the industry.

    Advertising Club
    Follow us:
    Facebook
    Twitter

    Faculty advisor
    Prof. Dee Colvin
    dee.colvin@unf.edu

    Multimedia Club
    Follow us:
    Facebook 
    Instagram
    Twitter

    Faculty advisor
    Ken Thomas
    k.thomas@unf.edu

    PRSSA
    The Public Relations Student Society of America is the foremost organization for students interested in public relations, brand consulting, marketing and event planning.

    Follow us:
    Facebook 

    Faculty advisor
    Prof. Bobbi Doggett
    rdoggett@unf.edu

    Spinnaker Media
    The mission of Spinnaker Media is to provide the university community with news, entertainment, and a forum for the exchange of ideas, while also providing an educational learning environment for students.

    Follow us:
    Website
    Facebook
    Twitter

    Director
    Amanda Cox
    a.l.cox@unf.edu

     A student talks to a faculty member about the M.S. degree at a conference table

    Learn more about our M.S. in Communication Management

    Those interested in applying for the School of Communication's master's degree in communication management can learn more by watching the master's video

    For more information about the degree, please visit the master’s website.

    The 36-credit M.S. in Communication Management provides graduate-level professional skills for those seeking communication-related leadership positions at public relations firms, advertising agencies, news outlets, production companies, government agencies, healthcare companies, and other businesses. Students will learn strategy, metrics, economics, ethical and legal issues, and social and cultural issues in communication and media management. The school is now taking applications for the summer and fall 2024 semesters. 

  • January 22nd Edition

    Graduate applications available

    Students who plan to graduate this Spring 2024, can follow the steps below to get to a graduation application. Students who do not plan to participate in commencement still need to apply. Students who applied for a previous term and were denied, need to reapply for graduation. Students should schedule a final graduation check with their advisor to make sure all is well. 

    Graduation applications are available online in myWings.

    • Log into your myWings portal
    • Choose Student on the side menu
    • Select Student Resources, and then Banner Self-Service
    • Click on Student Records
    • Choose Graduation Application

    Important graduation dates: https://www.unf.edu/commencement/important-dates.html.

    Main Commencement page for information about regalia, tickets, etc: www.unf.edu/commencement. 

    Advising has moved

    Attention students! COAS School of Communication advisors have moved to Building 51, suite 2500.  To contact the COAS advising office, email ASADV@unf.edu or call at (904) 620-2797.  

    PRSSA needs new leaders for spring term

    It's a new year, and our UNF Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) needs new leadership. There are a variety of positions available which will give you hands-on experience and leadership duties which you can post on your resume. If you are interested in becoming more involved in PRSSA and perhaps would like a leadership position, please contact the faculty advisor, Prof. Bobbi Doggett at rdoggett@unf.edu.

    Student ambassadors wanted for spring

    The School of Communication is looking for students to serve as ambassadors for all areas of its programs. Students will be a spokesperson for the communication program, assist with student engagement and events, and give input to faculty regarding the curriculum and other aspects of the program. Interested? Students must be a Communication or Communication Studies major and be willing to serve at least 10 hours per semester.

    The School wants ambassadors from all areas of its programs: advertising, digital video production, multimedia journalism, public relations, communication studies and communication management. Students will receive a branded polo shirt to wear at ambassador events, and students who successfully complete their ambassador duties will receive a crimson cord at graduation. To apply, please email your resume to commstu1@unf.edu and put "Student Ambassador" in the subject line.

    School of Communication seeking DL Coach

    The School of Communication is looking for a DL Coach for Media Planning, ADV 3300. If you have completed this course and would like a remote position, please send your resume to D'Lynn Phelps, d.phelps@unf.edu

    DL Coaches (also known as academic coaches) support faculty who teach online classes by answering student questions, reviewing class submissions and other activities as requested by the professor. It is a remote position so there is no need to be on campus to complete work hours.

    Get involved with Spinnaker Media

    Spinnaker Media is currently seeking writers, sports broadcasters for play-by-play, and volunteer DJs for the spring 2024 semester. Spinnaker Media  is the student-run media outlet for UNF and supports UNF Spinnaker, an award-winning digital newspaper; WSKR 95.5 FM Spinnaker Radio, a low-power FM radio station; and Spinnaker TV, which airs on YouTube. No experience is required. Training will be provided. Volunteering at Spinnaker is a great way to gain real-world experience in video and audio production, get published, build a portfolio, and network with industry professionals. For more information email spinnaker@unf.edu

    School of Communication Internship + Job Fair scheduled Feb. 28

    The School of Communication’s annual Internship + Job Fair is scheduled from noon to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 28, in the Adam W. Herbert University Center. Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to participate. Students may register and employers are invited to participate. Contact Brooke Hammon at brooke.hammon@unf.edu with any questions.

    To register or for more information about all of the employers, scan the QR code or go to our Internship + Job Fair website.


    To see what the event is like, here's a video  from a previous Internship + Job Fair.

    To get to the fair: The University Center is within walking distance of our building, but you can also take a student shuttle that runs from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. with stops at the Library, Student Union, and Building 4 to the University Center.

    #unfcommunication #unfcomm #unf #unfjobfair

    DJ hours available on WSKR 95.5 FM Spinnaker Radio

    Students who want to pick the music on 95.5 FM WSKR or be a talk DJ, now have the chance! Spinnaker Radio has multiple one-hour slots open on the DJ board. Slots are first come, first served! If you are interested, email Lisa, Spinnaker Radio's general manager, at radio@unfspinnaker.com. As always, no prior experience is required. Spinnaker Radio staff will train new DJs.

    Spinnaker Media is now hiring for spring

    Are you looking for an on-campus job? Spinnaker Media is now hiring for the spring 2024 semester. Working at Spinnaker Media is a great way to gain real-world experience, get published, and build a portfolio/resume. Spinnaker Media is now hiring a Spinnaker News Editor who is primarily responsible for the ongoing news coverage and a Spinnaker Government Reporter who covers Student Government and national, state and local governments.

    Foundation scholarship applications now being accepted

    UNF Foundation scholarship applications for the 2024-2025 academic year are currently available for students. In order to apply for Foundation scholarships, please follow these steps:

    Step 1: Complete the Data Sharing Consent Form
    Each year, students must complete the data sharing consent form to be considered for any Foundation scholarship. This includes renewal of an existing scholarship. Once the form is complete, it takes 24 hours for student data to be updated in Academic Works. To access and complete the form:

    • Click here: Data Consent Page
    • Log into myWings.
    • Click on the Data Consent with UNF Foundation Scholarship link.
    • Fill out the form and click submit at the bottom.

    Step 2: Visit UNF Academic Works
    Complete the general application along with any applications from your college or unit. It is important to note that student information is not immediately updated in the Academic Works system once the data consent form is complete/submitted. Students will have access to Academic Works, but all eligible scholarships will not appear until the day after the data consent form has been submitted. It is recommended to wait until the following day once completing the data consent form to log into Academic Works so that ALL potential scholarships appear.  

    For questions regarding Foundation scholarships or Academic Works, contact foundationscholarships@unf.edu.

    Scholarships within the School of Communication
    Oscar Patterson Scholarship
    Steve J. Borowiec Memorial Scholarship
    The Garrison Family Communication Scholarship
    COAS Communication Scholarship
    Jennifer Bittner Memorial Communication Scholarship
    Liz Slobodian Public Relations Scholarship

    Hearst Journalism Awards Program

    The 64th annual Hearst Journalism Awards Program offers up to $700,000 in scholarship awards, matching grants and stipends. There are six writing, three photojournalism, three audio and television, and four multimedia competitions. The program awards scholarships to students in college-level journalism. Future deadlines include: Sports Writing (Jan. 23), Personality/Profile Writing (Feb. 13), Team or Individual Investigative Reporting (March 26)  and Photo II - Picture Story/Series (Feb. 6). visit http://www.hearstawards.org/guidelines-deadlines/. Visit Hearst Awards for details.

     Multimedia Club students have fun with masks at a meeting.

    Student clubs and organizations for communication majors

    Find out more about student clubs and organizations for communication majors at the Student Clubs and Organizations.
    Below is a summary of options. Joining a student club can help prepare students for a job in the industry.

    Advertising Club
    Follow us:
    Facebook
    Twitter

    Faculty advisor
    Prof. Dee Colvin
    dee.colvin@unf.edu

    Multimedia Club
    Follow us:
    Facebook 
    Instagram
    Twitter

    Faculty advisor
    Ken Thomas
    k.thomas@unf.edu

    PRSSA
    The Public Relations Student Society of America is the foremost organization for students interested in public relations, brand consulting, marketing and event planning.

    Follow us:
    Facebook 

    Faculty advisor
    Prof. Bobbi Doggett
    rdoggett@unf.edu

    Spinnaker Media
    The mission of Spinnaker Media is to provide the university community with news, entertainment, and a forum for the exchange of ideas, while also providing an educational learning environment for students.

    Follow us:
    Website
    Facebook
    Twitter

    Director
    Amanda Cox
    a.l.cox@unf.edu

    A student talks to a faculty member about the M.S. degree at a conference table

    Learn more about our M.S. in Communication Management

    Those interested in applying for the School of Communication's master's degree in communication management can learn more by watching the master's video

    For more information about the degree, please visit the master’s website.

    The 36-credit M.S. in Communication Management provides graduate-level professional skills for those seeking communication-related leadership positions at public relations firms, advertising agencies, news outlets, production companies, government agencies, healthcare companies, and other businesses. Students will learn strategy, metrics, economics, ethical and legal issues, and social and cultural issues in communication and media management. The school is now taking applications for the spring 2024 semester.

     

  • January 16th Edition

    Advising has moved

    Attention students! Starting Tuesday Jan. 16, COAS advising will be in Building 51, suite 2500. To contact the COAS advising office, email ASADV@unf.edu or call at (904) 620-2797.  

    PRSSA needs new leaders for spring term

    It's a new year, and our UNF Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) needs new leadership. There are a variety of positions available which will give you hands-on experience and leadership duties which you can post on your resume. If you are interested in becoming more involved in PRSSA and perhaps would like a leadership position, please contact the faculty advisor, Prof. Bobbi Doggett at rdoggett@unf.edu 

    Student ambassadors wanted for spring

    The School of Communication is looking for students to serve as ambassadors for all areas of its programs. Students will be a spokesperson for the communication program, assist with student engagement and events, and give input to faculty regarding the curriculum and other aspects of the program. Interested? Students must be a Communication or Communication Studies major and be willing to serve at least 10 hours per semester.

    The School wants ambassadors from all areas of its programs: advertising, digital video production, multimedia journalism, public relations, communication studies and communication management. Students will receive a branded polo shirt to wear at ambassador events, and students who successfully complete their ambassador duties will receive a crimson cord at graduation. To apply, please email your resume to commstu1@unf.edu and put "Student Ambassador" in the subject line.

    School of Communication seeking DL Coach

    The School of Communication is looking for a DL Coach for Media Planning, ADV 3300. If you have completed this course and would like a remote position, please send your resume to D'Lynn Phelps, d.phelps@unf.edu

    DL Coaches (also known as academic coaches) support faculty who teach online classes by answering student questions, reviewing class submissions and other activities as requested by the professor. It is a remote position so there is no need to be on campus to complete work hours.

    Get involved with Spinnaker Media

    Spinnaker Media is currently seeking writers, sports broadcasters for play-by-play, and volunteer DJs for the spring 2024 semester. Spinnaker Media  is the student-run media outlet for UNF and supports UNF Spinnaker, an award-winning digital newspaper; WSKR 95.5 FM Spinnaker Radio, a low-power FM radio station; and Spinnaker TV, which airs on YouTube. No experience is required. Training will be provided. Volunteering at Spinnaker is a great way to gain real-world experience in video and audio production, get published, build a portfolio, and network with industry professionals. For more information email spinnaker@unf.edu

    DJ hours available on WSKR 95.5 FM Spinnaker Radio

    Students who want to pick the music on 95.5 FM WSKR or be a talk DJ, now have the chance! Spinnaker Radio has multiple one-hour slots open on the DJ board. Slots are first come, first served! If you are interested, email Lisa, Spinnaker Radio's general manager, at radio@unfspinnaker.com. As always, no prior experience is required. Spinnaker Radio staff will train new DJs.

    Spinnaker Media is now hiring for spring

    Are you looking for an on-campus job? Spinnaker Media is now hiring for the spring 2024 semester. Working at Spinnaker Media is a great way to gain real-world experience, get published, and build a portfolio/resume. Spinnaker Media is now hiring a Spinnaker News Editor who is primarily responsible for the ongoing news coverage and a Spinnaker Government Reporter who covers Student Government and national, state and local governments. 

    Foundation scholarship applications now being accepted

    UNF Foundation scholarship applications for the 2024-2025 academic year are currently available for students. In order to apply for Foundation scholarships, please follow these steps:

    Step 1: Complete the Data Sharing Consent Form
    Each year, students must complete the data sharing consent form to be considered for any Foundation scholarship. This includes renewal of an existing scholarship. Once the form is complete, it takes 24 hours for student data to be updated in Academic Works. To access and complete the form:

    • Click here: Data Consent Page
    • Log into myWings.
    • Click on the Data Consent with UNF Foundation Scholarship link.
    • Fill out the form and click submit at the bottom.

    Step 2: Visit UNF Academic Works
    Complete the general application along with any applications from your college or unit. It is important to note that student information is not immediately updated in the Academic Works system once the data consent form is complete/submitted. Students will have access to Academic Works, but all eligible scholarships will not appear until the day after the data consent form has been submitted. It is recommended to wait until the following day once completing the data consent form to log into Academic Works so that ALL potential scholarships appear.  

    For questions regarding Foundation scholarships or Academic Works, contact foundationscholarships@unf.edu.

    Scholarships within the School of Communication
    Oscar Patterson Scholarship
    Steve J. Borowiec Memorial Scholarship
    The Garrison Family Communication Scholarship
    COAS Communication Scholarship
    Jennifer Bittner Memorial Communication Scholarship
    Liz Slobodian Public Relations Scholarship

    Hearst Journalism Awards Program

    The 64th annual Hearst Journalism Awards Program offers up to $700,000 in scholarship awards, matching grants and stipends. There are six writing, three photojournalism, three audio and television, and four multimedia competitions. The program awards scholarships to students in college-level journalism. Future deadlines include: Sports Writing (Jan. 23, 2024) and Personality/Profile Writing (Feb. 13). To view all the categories and deadlines, visit http://www.hearstawards.org/guidelines-deadlines/. Visit Hearst Awards for details.

     Multimedia Club students have fun with masks during a meeting.

    Student clubs and organizations for communication majors

    Find out more about student clubs and organizations for communication majors at the Student Clubs and Organizations.

    Below is a summary of options. Joining a student club can help prepare students for a job in the industry.

    Advertising Club
    Follow us:
    Facebook
    Twitter

    Faculty advisor
    Prof. Dee Colvin
    dee.colvin@unf.edu

    Multimedia Club
    Follow us:
    Facebook 
    Instagram
    Twitter

    Faculty advisor
    Ken Thomas
    k.thomas@unf.edu

    PRSSA
    The Public Relations Student Society of America is the foremost organization for students interested in public relations, brand consulting, marketing and event planning.

    Follow us:
    Facebook 

    Faculty advisor
    Prof. Bobbi Doggett
    rdoggett@unf.edu

    Spinnaker Media
    The mission of Spinnaker Media is to provide the university community with news, entertainment, and a forum for the exchange of ideas, while also providing an educational learning environment for students.

    Follow us:
    Website
    Facebook
    Twitter

    Director
    Amanda Cox
    a.l.cox@unf.edu

    A student talks to a faculty member about the M.S. degree at a conference table

    Learn more about our M.S. in Communication Management

    Those interested in applying for the School of Communication's master's degree in communication management can learn more by watching the master's video

    For more information about the degree, please visit the master’s website.

    The 36-credit M.S. in Communication Management provides graduate-level professional skills for those seeking communication-related leadership positions at public relations firms, advertising agencies, news outlets, production companies, government agencies, healthcare companies, and other businesses. Students will learn strategy, metrics, economics, ethical and legal issues, and social and cultural issues in communication and media management. The school is now taking applications for the spring 2024 semester.

     

     

  • January 8th Edition

    Student ambassadors wanted for spring 2024

    The School of Communication is looking for students to serve as ambassadors for all areas of its programs. Students will be a spokesperson for the communication program, assist with student engagement and events, and give input to faculty regarding the curriculum and other aspects of the program. Interested? Students must be a Communication or Communication Studies major and be willing to serve at least 10 hours per semester.

    The School wants ambassadors from all areas of its programs: advertising, digital video production, multimedia journalism, public relations, communication studies and communication management. Students will receive a branded polo shirt to wear at ambassador events, and students who successfully complete their ambassador duties will receive a crimson cord at graduation. To apply, please email your resume to commstu1@unf.edu and put "Student Ambassador" in the subject line.

    School of Communication seeking DL Coach

    The School of Communication is looking for a DL Coach for Media Planning, ADV 3300. If you have completed this course and would like a remote position, please send your resume to D'Lynn Phelps, d.phelps@unf.edu

    DL Coaches (also known as academic coaches) support faculty who teach online classes by answering student questions, reviewing class submissions and other activities as requested by the professor. It is a remote position so there is no need to be on campus to complete work hours.

    Foundation scholarship applications now being accepted

    UNF Foundation scholarship applications for the 2024-2025 academic year are currently available for students. In order to apply for Foundation scholarships, please follow these steps:

    Step 1: Complete the Data Sharing Consent Form
    Each year, students must complete the data sharing consent form to be considered for any Foundation scholarship. This includes renewal of an existing scholarship. Once the form is complete, it takes 24 hours for student data to be updated in Academic Works. To access and complete the form:

    • Click here: Data Consent Page
    • Log into myWings.
    • Click on the Data Consent with UNF Foundation Scholarship link.
    • Fill out the form and click submit at the bottom.

    Step 2: Visit UNF Academic Works
    Complete the general application along with any applications from your college or unit. It is important to note that student information is not immediately updated in the Academic Works system once the data consent form is complete/submitted. Students will have access to Academic Works, but all eligible scholarships will not appear until the day after the data consent form has been submitted. It is recommended to wait until the following day once completing the data consent form to log into Academic Works so that ALL potential scholarships appear.  

    For questions regarding Foundation scholarships or Academic Works, contact foundationscholarships@unf.edu.

    Scholarships within the School of Communication
    Oscar Patterson Scholarship
    Steve J. Borowiec Memorial Scholarship
    The Garrison Family Communication Scholarship
    COAS Communication Scholarship
    Jennifer Bittner Memorial Communication Scholarship
    Liz Slobodian Public Relations Scholarship

    Advisors available to help students

    All students registering for 2024 classes should be sure to read the tips in Comm Connect! There are four detailed sections that go over tips on what classes to register for depending on your degree! The tips cover registration for B.S. in Communication, B.A. in Communication Studies, Social Media Minor, and M.S. in Communication Management. Please read the section that pertains to your degree. As you prepare to register for Spring 2024 classes, please become familiar with the Registration and Course Planning Tool in myWings. To learn more about this tool, visit One-Stop. If you encounter any problems with registration, you may need a "prerequisite override" or other fix. The School of Communication's advisors, John Buckley (N01567014@unf.edu) and Leshare Demps (l.demps@unf.edu), are happy to help. 

    Spring 2024 registration tips for B.S. in Communication majors

    As you prepare to register for spring 2024 classes, please become familiar with the Registration and Course Planning Tool in myWings. To learn more about this tool, please visit OneStop. Here's some advice on what classes students may take for Advertising, Multimedia Journalism, Digital Video Production and Public Relations.

    If you encounter any problems with registration, you may need a "prerequisite override" or other fix. Your advisors, John Buckley and Leshare Demps are happy to see what your options are.

    For Advertising students

    Good "major electives" that are available:

    ADV 4404-Strategic Branding, MMC 3002-Social Media for Communication, PUR 3000-Principles of Public Relations, ADV 3812-Integrated Marketing Communication, MMC 4732-Social Media Management

    For Multimedia Journalism students

    Tips to remember: Do not take any courses with the ADV, PUR, SPC, or COM prefix as a "major elective" if you are in the multimedia journalism track. Good "major electives" for Multimedia Journalism track students that are available:

    MMC 3342-Content Creation Tools, RTV 3220C-TV Production/Visual Arts TV; MMC 4732-Social Media Management, MMC 3002-Social Media for Communication; RTV 4330-Documentary Fundamentals

    For Digital Video Production students

    Good "major electives" in Production that are available:

    RTV 4330-Documentary Fundamentals, RTV 3220C TV Production/Visual Arts TV; MMC 4500-History of Mass Communication

    For Public Relations students

    Tips to remember: You do not need to take MAR 3023-Principles of Marketing as a prerequisite for advertising classes such as ADV 3008-Principles of Advertising and ADV3101-Advertising Creative Strategy. Good PR "major electives" that are available: PUR 4400-Crisis Communication, ADV 3101-Advertising Creative Strategy, ADV 3008-Principles of Advertising; ADV 3812-Integrated Marketing Communication; MMC 3002-Social Media for Communication, MMC 4732-Social Media Management, ADV 4404-Strategic Branding, RTV 3220C TV Production/Visual Arts TV; MMC 4251-Creating Health Messages for the Mass Media

    Finally, any general curriculum questions can often be answered on the Programs of Study webpage and the Osprey Map webpage.

    Spring 2024 registration tips for B.A. in Communication Studies majors

    As you prepare to register for spring 2024 classes, please become familiar with the Registration and Course Planning Tool in myWings. To learn more about this tool, please visit the OneStop. If you encounter any problems with registration, you may need a "prerequisite override" or other fix. Your advisors, John Buckley and Leshare Demps, are happy to help. Those students who would like to take a required class that they don't see offered should contact their advisor.

    Tips to remember: One of your required core courses, COM 3042, has changed its name. The course (formerly call “Interpersonal Communication”) is now called “Communication in Relationships.” Also, for your final course in the major, you have the choice of either taking COM 4945-Internship Senior Project or taking COM 4301-Communication Theory & Research Methods. Please note that both courses have pre-requisites. Any general curriculum questions can often be answered on the Programs of Study webpage and the Osprey Map webpage.

    Good "major electives" in communication studies that are available:

    COM 4373-Consequences of Cyberculture, COM 3440-Small Group Communication, COM 4301-Communication Theory & Research Methods, SPC 4064-Public Speaking for Professionals, MMC 2701-Communicating Across Cultures, COM 4044-Lying & Deception

    Spring 2024 registration tips for those minoring in Social Media

    The Social Media minor is available for all UNF undergraduate students. Courses listed below that were used for the B.A. in Communication or B.S. in Communication can count in the Social Media minor. 

    The following courses will be offered in spring 2024:

    COM 4373-Consequences of Cyberculture; MMC 3002-Social Media for Communication; MMC 3342-Content Creation Tools; MMC 4732-Social Media Management

    Spring 2024 registration tips for M.S. in Communication Management graduate students

    If you encounter any problems with registration, you may need a "prerequisite override" or other fix. Your graduate advisors, Stephynie Perkins and John Parmelee, are happy to see what your options are.

    "Core Requirement" courses being offered in Spring 2024: MMC 6006-Strategic Communication Theory, MMC 6256-Foundations of Communication Management, MMC 6421-Quantitative Research Methods, MMC 6426-Qualitative Research Methods

    Good "school electives" that are available for Spring 2024: ADV 5991-Strategic Branding, COM 5627-Lying and Deception, MMC 6730-Social Media Management

    For your "outside concentrations" courses (pick only one concentration from these: Business, Public Health, Leadership, Nonprofit Management or Public Management): Check which courses are acceptable on the MS Communication Curriculum webpage.

    Then see what's available from the outside department/college. Exceptions can be made if the School of Communication and the outside department/college agree. Check with your graduate advisor first.

    Hearst Journalism Awards Program

    The 64th annual Hearst Journalism Awards Program offers up to $700,000 in scholarship awards, matching grants and stipends. There are six writing, three photojournalism, three audio and television, and four multimedia competitions. The program awards scholarships to students in college-level journalism. Future deadlines include: Sports Writing (Jan. 23, 2024) and Personality/Profile Writing (Feb. 13, 2024). To view all the categories and deadlines, visit http://www.hearstawards.org/guidelines-deadlines/. Visit Hearst Awards for details.

     A photo of the Multimedia Club members having fun with masks.

    Student clubs and organizations for communication majors

    Find out more about student clubs and organizations for communication majors at the Student Clubs and Organizations.

    Below is a summary of options. Joining a student club can help prepare students for a job in the industry.

    Advertising Club
    Follow us:
    Facebook
    Twitter

    Faculty advisor
    Prof. Dee Colvin
    dee.colvin@unf.edu

    Multimedia Club
    Follow us:
    Facebook 
    Instagram
    Twitter

    Faculty advisor
    Ken Thomas
    k.thomas@unf.edu

    PRSSA
    The Public Relations Student Society of America is the foremost organization for students interested in public relations, brand consulting, marketing and event planning.

    Follow us:
    Facebook 

    Faculty advisor
    Prof. Bobbi Doggett
    rdoggett@unf.edu

    Spinnaker Media
    The mission of Spinnaker Media is to provide the university community with news, entertainment, and a forum for the exchange of ideas, while also providing an educational learning environment for students.

    Follow us:
    Website
    Facebook
    Twitter

    Director
    Amanda Cox
    a.l.cox@unf.edu

    A student talks to a faculty member about the M.S. degree at a conference table

    Learn more about our M.S. in Communication Management

    Those interested in applying for the School of Communication's master's degree in communication management can learn more by watching the master's video

    For more information about the degree, please visit the master’s website.

    The 36-credit M.S. in Communication Management provides graduate-level professional skills for those seeking communication-related leadership positions at public relations firms, advertising agencies, news outlets, production companies, government agencies, healthcare companies, and other businesses. Students will learn strategy, metrics, economics, ethical and legal issues, and social and cultural issues in communication and media management. The school is now taking applications for the spring 2024 semester. 

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