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To keep our students informed the School of Communication sends out a weekly e-mail, Comm Connect. If you are a current Communication student and not receiving this e-mail please let us know by contacting or commstu1@unf.edu.

  • November 21st Edition

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Brown turkey with tail feathers spread and a black pilgrim's hat on.jpg

    WJXT anchor will teach RTV 3601
    If you are thinking about taking Announcing and Performing, RTV 3601, in Spring 2023, don't hesitate to register today! Melanie Lawson (news4jax.com), the morning show anchor for WJXT, has agreed to teach this course. There is no doubt you will learn a lot from her experience and knowledge in the field of broadcasting.

    New feature on our website: "Course Offerings by Semester"
    To help students schedule their classes, the School of Communication now has a tab at the bottom of the “Undergraduate Programs of Study” page on our website, called “Course Offerings by Semester”: https://www.unf.edu/coas/communication/programs.html

    This undergraduate schedule of when courses are offered is a guide to help students, faculty, and advisors know which courses are always offered every semester and which courses are offered more periodically. Please note that adjustments may be made due to unforeseen circumstances, and more courses may potentially be offered subject to student demand. Check with the school’s director or your academic advisor if you have questions.

    Spring internship application deadline is Dec. 1
    Are you planning on completing your senior internship this spring 2023? NOW is the time to begin looking and interviewing. Internship application forms are available in the School of Communication office or on the internship
    webpage.

    This website houses all of the pre-approved internship sites. Just click on your major track at the top and scroll down to find an internship site that appeals to you. 

    Don't wait until the last minute to set up your interview(s). Internship applications MUST be completed and submitted to the Communication office by Dec. 1.

    If you are planning to intern at a non pre-approved site, it is strongly advised that you submit your application well before Dec. 1, so that your site and internship supervisor can be vetted to be sure they meet departmental guidelines. 

    For more information, contact the School of Communication at commstu1@unf.edu or professor Bobbi Doggett, internship coordinator at rdoggett@unf.edu

    Foundation scholarship applications now being accepted
    UNF Foundation scholarship applications for the 2023-2024 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. Students will have access to Academic Works immediately but all eligible scholarships will not appear until the following day. 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.

    Spring 2023 registration in progress
    Registration for spring courses is in progress. If you need to talk to your advisor before registering, email:

    Brittani Dalton, Communication, B.S. students: brittani.dalton@unf.edu
    Deborah Eichelberger, Communication Studies, B.A. students: d.eichelberger@unf.edu

    Hearst Journalism Awards Program
    The 63rd annual Hearst Journalism Awards Program offers up to $700,000 in scholarship awards, matching grants and stipends. Annually there are 14 journalism competitions: five writing, two photojournalism, one audio, two television and four multimedia competitions. The program awards scholarships to students in college-level journalism. To view the categories and deadlines, visit http://www.hearstawards.org/guidelines-deadlines/. Visit Hearst Awards for details.

    Spring 2023 registration tips for B.S. in Communication majors
    As you prepare to register for Spring 2023 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 advisor is happy to see what your options are. Your advisor is Brittani Dalton: brittani.dalton@unf.edu

    For Advertising students 

    Good "major electives" that are available: 

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

    For Multimedia Journalism students 

    Tips to remember: Do not take any courses in Spring 2023 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: RTV 3601-Multimedia Announcing & Performance; RTV 3220C-TV Production/Visual Arts TV; MMC 3342-Content Creation Tools, MMC 4732-Social Media Management 

    For Digital Video Production students 

    Tips to remember: RTV 3221-Digital Video Editing is now a required core course in the production concentration if you started in Fall 2019. Otherwise, RTV 3221 is an elective. 

    Good "major electives" in Production that are available: RTV 3601-Multimedia Announcing & Performance; 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 ADV 3101-Advertising Creative Strategy. 

    Good PR "major electives" that are available: PUR 4450-Public Relations and Event Planning; PUR 4400-Crisis Communication; RTV 3601-Multimedia Announcing & Performance; MMC 4732-Social Media Management; ADV 3008-Principles of Advertising; and ADV 3812-Integrated Marketing Communication; MMC3002 Social Media for Communication, RTV 3220C-TV Production/Visual Arts TV

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

    Spring 2023 registration tips for B.A. in Communication Studies majors
    If you encounter any problems with registration, you may need a "prerequisite override" or other fix. Your advisor is happy to see what your options are. Your advisor is Deborah Eichelberger: d.eichelberger@unf.edu  

    Those students who would like to take a required class that they don't see offered should contact their advisor. 

    Tips to remember: For your final course in the major, you have the choice of either taking MMC 4975-Internship Senior Project or taking COM 4301-Communication Theory & Research Methods. Please note that both courses have pre-requisites. More details on the Communication Studies webpage. 

    Good "major electives" in communication studies that are available: COM 4044-Lying & Deception; 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

    Spring 2023 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: MMC 6426-Qualitative Research Methods in Mass Communication; MMC 6256-Foundations of Communication Management; MMC 6421-Quantitative Research Mass Communication

    Good "school electives" that are available: MMC 6730-Social Media Management; COM 5627-Lying and Deception

    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. 

    Social media minor available
    The School of Communication is now offering a new minor in social media. The minor focuses on the operational, strategic, and critical aspects of social media as well as creating content on social media platforms. The social media minor is available for all UNF undergraduate students, and any of the courses listed below that were used for the B.A. in Communication Studies or B.S. in Communication can count toward the social media minor. Also, none of the courses in the minor have pre-requisites. Please contact your advisor if you have questions.

    Minor: Social Media (15 credits)

    SELECT 5 FROM THE FOLLOWING:

    • COM 4373 Consequences of Cyberculture (3 credits)
    • COM 4561 Strategic Social Media (3 credits)
    • MMC 3001 Social Media for Communication (3 credits)
    • MMC 3342 Content Creation Tools (3 credits)
    • MMC 4630 Understanding Emerging Media (3 credits)
    • MMC 4732 Social Media Management (3 credits)

    Enhance your academic experience while spending two weeks in France!  
    You can fulfill your graduation requirements while experiencing a different part of the world. Earn 6 credit hours and spend one week studying in beautiful Nantes, France, at Audencia Business School and one week touring the incredible city of Paris. Students in the advertising and PR tracks can use the credits toward their major electives. All other UNF students can use them toward free electives.  

    To find out more, contact Dee Colvin at dee.colvin@unf.edu.  

    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.

    Ad Club
    The purpose of the UNF Advertising Club is to develop individual leadership qualities and an understanding of group action, and to provide a real-world experience to supplement formal education.


    Follow us:
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/204314316301431/about/

    Twitter: @UNFadclub

    Faculty advisor
    Prof. Dee Colvin

    dee.colvin@unf.edu

    Multimedia Club
    Follow us:

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/UNFMediaClub
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/unfmediaclub/
    Twitter: @UNFMediaClub

    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: https://www.facebook.com/UNFPRSSA/

    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: http://https://www.unf.edu/current/-media/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UNFSpinnaker
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/UNFspinnaker

    Spinnaker Media Advisor
    Amanda Cox

    a.l.cox@unf.edu

    Mentorship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students
    Most undergraduate and graduate students can benefit by having a mentor. The School of Communication's mentorship program allows students to find a mentor who is a successful local professional in advertising, journalism, public relations, digital video production, or communication management. They can provide valuable advice about what it takes to get ahead in a communication career. The mentorship website has more information about mentors and how to get in touch with them. For more information visit Communication Mentorships.

  • November 14 Edition

    Congratulations to Dr. John Parmelee!
    New feature on our website: "Course Offerings by Semester"
    Foundation scholarships now being accepted
    Important dates for Spring 2023 registration
    Spring internship application deadline is Dec. 1
    Hearst Journalism Awards Program
    Spring 2023 registration tips for B.S. in Communication majors
    Spring 2023 registration tips for B.A. in Communication Studies majors 
    Spring 2023 registration tips for M.S. in Communication Management
    Social media minor available
    Enhance your academic experience while spending two weeks in France!
    Student clubs and organizations for communication majors
    Mentorship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students

     
    Congratulations to Dr. John Parmelee!

    The School of Communication faculty and staff congratulate Dr. John Parmelee for achieving the Outstanding Faculty Scholarship Award, presented by UNF Academic and Student Affairs. The award recognizes "faculty members who perform meritoriously in scholarship."

    New feature on our website: "Course Offerings by Semester"

    To help students schedule their classes, the School of Communication now has a tab at the bottom of the “Undergraduate Programs of Study” page on our website, called “Course Offerings by Semester”: https://www.unf.edu/coas/communication/programs.html

    This undergraduate schedule of when courses are offered is a guide to help students, faculty, and advisors know which courses are always offered every semester and which courses are offered more periodically. Please note that adjustments may be made due to unforeseen circumstances, and more courses may potentially be offered subject to student demand. Check with the school’s director or your academic advisor if you have questions.

    Foundation scholarship applications now being accepted


    UNF Foundation scholarship applications for the 2023-2024 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. Students will have access to Academic Works immediately but all eligible scholarships will not appear until the following day. 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.

    Important dates for Spring 2023 registration

    Nov. 4 – Registration time tickets posted to myWings

    Nov. 4 – Official spring schedule posted for students' viewing/planning

    Nov. 14 – Registration begins by time ticket

    Please don’t wait until the last minute to meet with your advisor. 
    Brittani Dalton, Communication, B.S. students: brittani.dalton@unf.edu
    Deborah Eichelberger, Communication Studies, B.A. students: d.eichelberger@unf.edu

    Spring internship application deadline is Dec. 1

    Are you planning on completing your senior internship this spring 2023? NOW is the time to begin looking and interviewing. Internship application forms are available in the School of Communication office or on the internship webpage.

    This website houses all of the pre-approved internship sites. Just click on your major track at the top and scroll down to find an internship site that appeals to you. 

    Don't wait until the last minute to set up your interview(s). Internship applications MUST be completed and submitted to the Communication office by Dec. 1.

    If you are planning to intern at a non pre-approved site, it is strongly advised that you submit your application well before Dec. 1, so that your site and internship supervisor can be vetted to be sure they meet departmental guidelines. 

    For more information, contact the School of Communication at commstu1@unf.edu or professor Bobbi Doggett, internship coordinator at rdoggett@unf.edu

    Hearst Journalism Awards Program

    The 63rd annual Hearst Journalism Awards Program offers up to $700,000 in scholarship awards, matching grants and stipends. Annually there are 14 journalism competitions: five writing, two photojournalism, one audio, two television and four multimedia competitions. The program awards scholarships to students in college-level journalism. To view the categories and deadlines, visit http://www.hearstawards.org/guidelines-deadlines/. Visit Hearst Awards for details.

    Spring 2023 registration tips for B.S. in Communication majors

    As you prepare to register for Spring 2023 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 advisor is happy to see what your options are. Your advisor is Brittani Dalton: brittani.dalton@unf.edu

    For Advertising students 

    Good "major electives" that are available: 

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

    For Multimedia Journalism students 

    Tips to remember: Do not take any courses in Spring 2023 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: RTV 3601-Multimedia Announcing & Performance; RTV 3220C-TV Production/Visual Arts TV; MMC 3342-Content Creation Tools, MMC 4732-Social Media Management 

    For Digital Video Production students 

    Tips to remember: RTV 3221-Digital Video Editing is now a required core course in the production concentration if you started in Fall 2019. Otherwise, RTV 3221 is an elective. 

    Good "major electives" in Production that are available: RTV 3601-Multimedia Announcing & Performance; 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 ADV 3101-Advertising Creative Strategy. 

    Good PR "major electives" that are available: PUR 4450-Public Relations and Event Planning; PUR 4400-Crisis Communication; RTV 3601-Multimedia Announcing & Performance; MMC 4732-Social Media Management; ADV 3008-Principles of Advertising; and ADV 3812-Integrated Marketing Communication; MMC3002 Social Media for Communication, RTV 3220C-TV Production/Visual Arts TV

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

    Spring 2023 registration tips for B.A. in Communication Studies majors

    If you encounter any problems with registration, you may need a "prerequisite override" or other fix. Your advisor is happy to see what your options are. Your advisor is Deborah Eichelberger: d.eichelberger@unf.edu  

    Those students who would like to take a required class that they don't see offered should contact their advisor. 

    Tips to remember: For your final course in the major, you have the choice of either taking MMC 4975-Internship Senior Project or taking COM 4301-Communication Theory & Research Methods. Please note that both courses have pre-requisites. More details on the Communication Studies webpage. 

    Good "major electives" in communication studies that are available: COM 4044-Lying & Deception; 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

    Spring 2023 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: MMC 6426-Qualitative Research Methods in Mass Communication; MMC 6256-Foundations of Communication Management; MMC 6421-Quantitative Research Mass Communication

    Good "school electives" that are available: MMC 6730-Social Media Management; COM 5627-Lying and Deception

    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. 

    Social media minor available

    The School of Communication is now offering a new minor in social media. The minor focuses on the operational, strategic, and critical aspects of social media as well as creating content on social media platforms. The social media minor is available for all UNF undergraduate students, and any of the courses listed below that were used for the B.A. in Communication Studies or B.S. in Communication can count toward the social media minor. Also, none of the courses in the minor have pre-requisites. Please contact your advisor if you have questions.

    Minor: Social Media (15 credits)

    SELECT 5 FROM THE FOLLOWING:

    • COM 4373 Consequences of Cyberculture (3 credits)
    • COM 4561 Strategic Social Media (3 credits)
    • MMC 3001 Social Media for Communication (3 credits)
    • MMC 3342 Content Creation Tools (3 credits)
    • MMC 4630 Understanding Emerging Media (3 credits)
    • MMC 4732 Social Media Management (3 credits)
    Enhance your academic experience while spending two weeks in France!  

    You can fulfill your graduation requirements while experiencing a different part of the world. Earn 6 credit hours and spend one week studying in beautiful Nantes, France, at Audencia Business School and one week touring the incredible city of Paris. Students in the advertising and PR tracks can use the credits toward their major electives. All other UNF students can use them toward free electives.  

    To find out more, contact Dee Colvin at dee.colvin@unf.edu.  

    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.

    Ad Club
    The purpose of the UNF Advertising Club is to develop individual leadership qualities and an understanding of group action, and to provide a real-world experience to supplement formal education.

    Follow us:
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/204314316301431/about/
    Twitter: @UNFadclub

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

    Multimedia Club
    Follow us:
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/UNFMediaClub
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/unfmediaclub/
    Twitter: @UNFMediaClub

    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: https://www.facebook.com/UNFPRSSA/

    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: http://https://www.unf.edu/current/-media/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UNFSpinnaker
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/UNFspinnaker

    Spinnaker Media Advisor
    Amanda Cox
    a.l.cox@unf.edu

    Mentorship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students

    Most undergraduate and graduate students can benefit by having a mentor. The School of Communication's mentorship program allows students to find a mentor who is a successful local professional in advertising, journalism, public relations, digital video production, or communication management. They can provide valuable advice about what it takes to get ahead in a communication career. The mentorship website has more information about mentors and how to get in touch with them. For more information visit Communication Mentorships.

  • November 7th Edition
    • Important dates for Spring 2023 registration
    • Spring internship application deadline is Dec. 1
    • Hearst Journalism Awards Program
    • Professor to appear on First Coast News on election day
    • Spring 2023 registration tips for B.S. in Communication majors
    • Spring 2023 registration tips for B.A. in Communication Studies majors 
    • Spring 2023 registration tips for M.S. in Communication Management
    • Social media minor available
    • Enhance your academic experience while spending two weeks in France!
    • Student clubs and organizations for communication majors
    • Mentorship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students
    • CommConnectTV

    Important dates for Spring 2023 registration

    Nov. 4 – Registration time tickets posted to myWings

    Nov. 4 – Official spring schedule posted for students' viewing/planning

    Nov. 14 – Registration begins by time ticket

    Please don’t wait until the last minute to meet with your advisor. 
    Brittani Dalton, Communication, B.S. students: brittani.dalton@unf.edu
    Deborah Eichelberger, Communication Studies, B.A. students: d.eichelberger@unf.edu

    Spring internship application deadline is Dec. 1
    Are you planning on completing your senior internship this spring 2023? NOW is the time to begin looking and interviewing. Internship application forms are available in the School of Communication office or on the internship webpage.

    This website houses all of the pre-approved internship sites. Just click on your major track at the top and scroll down to find an internship site that appeals to you. 

    Don't wait until the last minute to set up your interview(s). Internship applications MUST be completed and submitted to the Communication office by Dec. 1.

    If you are planning to intern at a non pre-approved site, it is strongly advised that you submit your application well before Dec. 1, so that your site and internship supervisor can be vetted to be sure they meet departmental guidelines. 

    For more information, contact the School of Communication at commstu1@unf.edu or professor Bobbi Doggett, internship coordinator at rdoggett@unf.edu

    Hearst Journalism Awards Program
    The 63rd annual Hearst Journalism Awards Program offers up to $700,000 in scholarship awards, matching grants and stipends. Annually there are 14 journalism competitions: five writing, two photojournalism, one audio, two television and four multimedia competitions. The program awards scholarships to students in college-level journalism. To view the categories and deadlines, visit http://www.hearstawards.org/guidelines-deadlines/. Visit Hearst Awards for details.

    Professor to appear on First Coast News on election day
    John Daigle, a School of Communication instructor teaching political advertising, will appear on WTLV/WJXX First Coast News on Nov. 8 for election night coverage. He also will appear on the Nov. 9 morning news between 6-8 a.m. for election analysis at https://www.firstcoastnews.com/elections.

    Spring 2023 registration tips for B.S. in Communication majors
    As you prepare to register for Spring 2023 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 advisor is happy to see what your options are. Your advisor is Brittani Dalton: brittani.dalton@unf.edu

    For Advertising students 

    Good "major electives" that are available: 

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

    For Multimedia Journalism students 

    Tips to remember: Do not take any courses in Spring 2023 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: RTV 3601-Multimedia Announcing & Performance; RTV 3220C-TV Production/Visual Arts TV; MMC 3342-Content Creation Tools, MMC 4732-Social Media Management 

    For Digital Video Production students 

    Tips to remember: RTV 3221-Digital Video Editing is now a required core course in the production concentration if you started in Fall 2019. Otherwise, RTV 3221 is an elective. 

    Good "major electives" in Production that are available: RTV 3601-Multimedia Announcing & Performance; 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 ADV 3101-Advertising Creative Strategy. 

    Good PR "major electives" that are available: PUR 4450-Public Relations and Event Planning; PUR 4400-Crisis Communication; RTV 3601-Multimedia Announcing & Performance; MMC 4732-Social Media Management; ADV 3008-Principles of Advertising; and ADV 3812-Integrated Marketing Communication; MMC3002 Social Media for Communication, RTV 3220C-TV Production/Visual Arts TV

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

    Spring 2023 registration tips for B.A. in Communication Studies majors
    If you encounter any problems with registration, you may need a "prerequisite override" or other fix. Your advisor is happy to see what your options are. Your advisor is Deborah Eichelberger: d.eichelberger@unf.edu  

    Those students who would like to take a required class that they don't see offered should contact their advisor. 

    Tips to remember: For your final course in the major, you have the choice of either taking MMC 4975-Internship Senior Project or taking COM 4301-Communication Theory & Research Methods. Please note that both courses have pre-requisites. More details on the Communication Studies webpage. 

    Good "major electives" in communication studies that are available: COM 4044-Lying & Deception; 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

    Spring 2023 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: MMC 6426-Qualitative Research Methods in Mass Communication; MMC 6256-Foundations of Communication Management; MMC 6421-Quantitative Research Mass Communication

    Good "school electives" that are available: MMC 6730-Social Media Management; COM 5627-Lying and Deception

    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. 

    Social media minor available

    The School of Communication is now offering a new minor in social media. The minor focuses on the operational, strategic, and critical aspects of social media as well as creating content on social media platforms. The social media minor is available for all UNF undergraduate students, and any of the courses listed below that were used for the B.A. in Communication Studies or B.S. in Communication can count toward the social media minor. Also, none of the courses in the minor have pre-requisites. Please contact your advisor if you have questions.

    Minor: Social Media (15 credits)

    SELECT 5 FROM THE FOLLOWING:

    • COM 4373 Consequences of Cyberculture (3 credits)
    • COM 4561 Strategic Social Media (3 credits)
    • MMC 3001 Social Media for Communication (3 credits)
    • MMC 3342 Content Creation Tools (3 credits)
    • MMC 4630 Understanding Emerging Media (3 credits)
    • MMC 4732 Social Media Management (3 credits)

    Enhance your academic experience while spending two weeks in France!  
    You can fulfill your graduation requirements while experiencing a different part of the world. Earn 6 credit hours and spend one week studying in beautiful Nantes, France, at Audencia Business School and one week touring the incredible city of Paris. Students in the advertising and PR tracks can use the credits toward their major electives. All other UNF students can use them toward free electives.  

    To find out more, contact Dee Colvin at dee.colvin@unf.edu.  

    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.

    Ad Club
    The purpose of the UNF Advertising Club is to develop individual leadership qualities and an understanding of group action, and to provide a real-world experience to supplement formal education.

    Follow us:
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/204314316301431/about/
    Twitter: @UNFadclub

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

    Multimedia Club
    Follow us:
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/UNFMediaClub
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/unfmediaclub/
    Twitter: @UNFMediaClub

    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: https://www.facebook.com/UNFPRSSA/

    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: http://https://www.unf.edu/current/-media/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UNFSpinnaker
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/UNFspinnaker

    Spinnaker Media Advisor
    Amanda Cox
    a.l.cox@unf.edu

    Mentorship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students
    Most undergraduate and graduate students can benefit by having a mentor. The School of Communication's mentorship program allows students to find a mentor who is a successful local professional in advertising, journalism, public relations, digital video production, or communication management. They can provide valuable advice about what it takes to get ahead in a communication career. The mentorship website has more information about mentors and how to get in touch with them. For more information visit Communication Mentorships.

     

  • October 31 Edition

    Happy Halloween!

    • Important dates for Spring 2023 registration
    • Spinnaker media costume contest, open house
    • Applications accepted for Black Play-By-Play Broadcaster Grant
    • Professor to appear on First Coast News on election day
    • Spring 2023 registration tips for B.S. in Communication majors
    • Spring 2023 registration tips for B.A. in Communication Studies majors 
    • Spring 2023 registration tips for M.S. in Communication Management
    • Social media minor available
    • Want to join PRSSA National?
    • Enhance your academic experience while spending two weeks in France!
    • Student clubs and organizations for communication majors
    • Mentorship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students

    Important dates for Spring 2023 registration

    Nov. 4 – Registration time tickets post to myWings

    Nov. 4 – Official spring schedule posts for students' viewing/planning

    Nov. 14 – Registration begins by time ticket

    Please don’t wait until the last minute to meet with your advisor. 
    Brittani Dalton, Communication, B.S. students: brittani.dalton@unf.edu
    Deborah Eichelberger, Communication Studies, B.A. students: d.eichelberger@unf.edu

    Spinnaker media costume contest, open house
    Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 31
    Location: Spinnaker offices, Bldg. 58E, room 2200
    Students with Halloween costumes are invited to stop by the Spinnaker for its annual Halloween Costume Contest and open house. Spinnaker staff want to see witches, warlocks, vampires and more! Participants will have a chance to win Spinnaker swag and candy!

    Applications are being accepted for Black Play-By-Play Broadcaster Grant
    The BlackPxPFund is awarding scholarship money to students this year and looking for students who might be a good fit for their program. They are awarding $7,500 in scholarship money this academic year and will be growing that number in a major way in 2023-2024 thanks to investments from the NFL, MLB, NHL and others who support their initiative. Beyond the money, they have professional broadcasters across the country who have volunteered as mentors and have been working with former applicants over the past two years on professional placement and advice on how to navigate the competitive job market. For more information, visit https://www.blackpxpfund.com/grant or contact Adam Giardino at adam@blackpxpfund.com to introduce yourself and be included in the next wave of scholarship applicants.

    Professor to appear on First Coast News on election day
    John Daigle, a School of Communication instructor teaching political advertising, will appear on WTLV/WJXX First Coast News on Nov. 8 for election night coverage. He also will appear on the Nov. 9 morning news between 6-8 a.m. for election analysis at https://www.firstcoastnews.com/elections.

    Spring 2023 registration tips for B.S. in Communication majors
    As you prepare to register for Spring 2023 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 advisor is happy to see what your options are. Your advisor is Brittani Dalton: brittani.dalton@unf.edu

    For Advertising students 

    Good "major electives" that are available: 

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

    For Multimedia Journalism students 

    Tips to remember: Do not take any courses in Spring 2023 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: RTV 3601-Multimedia Announcing & Performance; RTV 3220C-TV Production/Visual Arts TV; MMC 3342-Content Creation Tools, MMC 4732-Social Media Management 

    For Digital Video Production students 

    Tips to remember: RTV 3221-Digital Video Editing is now a required core course in the production concentration if you started in Fall 2019. Otherwise, RTV 3221 is an elective. 

    Good "major electives" in Production that are available: RTV 3601-Multimedia Announcing & Performance; 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 ADV 3101-Advertising Creative Strategy. 

    Good PR "major electives" that are available: PUR 4450-Public Relations and Event Planning; PUR 4400-Crisis Communication; RTV 3601-Multimedia Announcing & Performance; MMC 4732-Social Media Management; ADV 3008-Principles of Advertising; and ADV 3812-Integrated Marketing Communication; MMC3002 Social Media for Communication, RTV 3220C-TV Production/Visual Arts TV

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

    Spring 2023 registration tips for B.A. in Communication Studies majors
    If you encounter any problems with registration, you may need a "prerequisite override" or other fix. Your advisor is happy to see what your options are. Your advisor is Deborah Eichelberger: d.eichelberger@unf.edu  

    Those students who would like to take a required class that they don't see offered should contact their advisor. 

    Tips to remember: For your final course in the major, you have the choice of either taking MMC 4975-Internship Senior Project or taking COM 4301-Communication Theory & Research Methods. Please note that both courses have pre-requisites. More details on the Communication Studies webpage. 

    Good "major electives" in communication studies that are available: COM 4044-Lying & Deception; 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

    Spring 2023 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: MMC 6426-Qualitative Research Methods in Mass Communication; MMC 6256-Foundations of Communication Management; MMC 6421-Quantitative Research Mass Communication

    Good "school electives" that are available: MMC 6730-Social Media Management; COM 5627-Lying and Deception

    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. 

    Social media minor available

    The School of Communication is now offering a new minor in social media. The minor focuses on the operational, strategic, and critical aspects of social media as well as creating content on social media platforms. The social media minor is available for all UNF undergraduate students, and any of the courses listed below that were used for the B.A. in Communication Studies or B.S. in Communication can count toward the social media minor. Also, none of the courses in the minor have pre-requisites. Please contact your advisor if you have questions.

    Minor: Social Media (15 credits)

    SELECT 5 FROM THE FOLLOWING:

    • COM 4373 Consequences of Cyberculture (3 credits)
    • COM 4561 Strategic Social Media (3 credits)
    • MMC 3001 Social Media for Communication (3 credits)
    • MMC 3342 Content Creation Tools (3 credits)
    • MMC 4630 Understanding Emerging Media (3 credits)
    • MMC 4732 Social Media Management (3 credits)

    Want to join PRSSA National?
    Do you want to have access to the national PRSA Job Center and PRSA Internship Center, plus various professionals sections like the Health Academy, Entertainment & Sports, Employee Communications, Travel and Tourism, and many more? Then you should consider joining PRSSA National, and you don't need to be a PR major to join. For only $55, you get a year's worth of unlimited access to all this plus, professional mentors, and MY PRSA where you can watch webinars, apply for scholarships and receive professional publications. Just go to https://www.prsa.org/prssa/join-prssa and click on the Join PRSSA link. Make sure to include you're with UNF. It's as easy as that. The deadline to join is Monday, Oct. 31.

    Enhance your academic experience while spending two weeks in France!  
    You can fulfill your graduation requirements while experiencing a different part of the world. Earn 6 credit hours and spend one week studying in beautiful Nantes, France, at Audencia Business School and one week touring the incredible city of Paris. Students in the advertising and PR tracks can use the credits toward their major electives. All other UNF students can use them toward free electives.  

    To find out more, contact Dee Colvin at dee.colvin@unf.edu.  

    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.

    Ad Club
    The purpose of the UNF Advertising Club is to develop individual leadership qualities and an understanding of group action, and to provide a real-world experience to supplement formal education.


    Follow us:
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/204314316301431/about/

    Twitter: @UNFadclub

    Faculty advisor
    Prof. Dee Colvin

    dee.colvin@unf.edu

    Multimedia Club
    Follow us:

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/UNFMediaClub
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/unfmediaclub/
    Twitter: @UNFMediaClub

    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: https://www.facebook.com/UNFPRSSA/

    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: http://https://www.unf.edu/current/-media/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UNFSpinnaker
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/UNFspinnaker

    Spinnaker Media Advisor
    Amanda Cox

    a.l.cox@unf.edu

    Mentorship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students
    Most undergraduate and graduate students can benefit by having a mentor. The School of Communication's mentorship program allows students to find a mentor who is a successful local professional in advertising, journalism, public relations, digital video production, or communication management. They can provide valuable advice about what it takes to get ahead in a communication career. The mentorship website has more information about mentors and how to get in touch with them. For more information visit Communication Mentorships.

  • October 24th Edition

     

    • Applications accepted for Black Play-By-Play Broadcaster Grant
    • Spring 2023 registration tips for B.S. in Communication majors
    • Spring 2023 registration tips for B.A. in Communication Studies majors 
    • Spring 2023 registration tips for M.S. in Communication Management
    • Social media minor available
    • Want to join PRSSA National?
    • Rescheduled: UNF Business Career Fair
    • Enhance your academic experience while spending two weeks in France!
    • Student clubs and organizations for communication majors
    • Mentorship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students

    Applications are being accepted for Black Play-By-Play Broadcaster Grant
    Applications are being accepted through Oct. 31 for the Fall 2022 Scholarship Play-By-Play Broadcaster Grant and Scholarship Fund. Applicants need to submit a cover letter, official/unofficial transcript and a radio and/or TV play-by-play demo. For more information visit https://www.blackpxpfund.com./scholarships. 

    Spring 2023 registration tips for B.S. in Communication majors
    As you prepare to register for Spring 2023 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 advisor is happy to see what your options are. Your advisor is Brittani Dalton: brittani.dalton@unf.edu

    For Advertising students 

    Good "major electives" that are available: 

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

    For Multimedia Journalism students 

    Tips to remember: Do not take any courses in Spring 2023 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: RTV 3601-Multimedia Announcing & Performance; RTV 3220C-TV Production/Visual Arts TV; MMC 3342-Content Creation Tools, MMC 4732-Social Media Management 

    For Digital Video Production students 

    Tips to remember: RTV 3221-Digital Video Editing is now a required core course in the production concentration if you started in Fall 2019. Otherwise, RTV 3221 is an elective. 

    Good "major electives" in Production that are available: RTV 3601-Multimedia Announcing & Performance; 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 ADV 3101-Advertising Creative Strategy. 

    Good PR "major electives" that are available: PUR 4450-Public Relations and Event Planning; PUR 4400-Crisis Communication; RTV 3601-Multimedia Announcing & Performance; MMC 4732-Social Media Management; ADV 3008-Principles of Advertising; and ADV 3812-Integrated Marketing Communication; MMC3002 Social Media for Communication, RTV 3220C-TV Production/Visual Arts TV

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

    Spring 2023 registration tips for B.A. in Communication Studies majors
    If you encounter any problems with registration, you may need a "prerequisite override" or other fix. Your advisor is happy to see what your options are. Your advisor is Deborah Eichelberger: d.eichelberger@unf.edu  

    Those students who would like to take a required class that they don't see offered should contact their advisor. 

    Tips to remember: For your final course in the major, you have the choice of either taking MMC 4975-Internship Senior Project or taking COM 4301-Communication Theory & Research Methods. Please note that both courses have pre-requisites. More details on the Communication Studies webpage. 

    Good "major electives" in communication studies that are available: COM 4044-Lying & Deception; 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

    Spring 2023 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: MMC 6426-Qualitative Research Methods in Mass Communication; MMC 6256-Foundations of Communication Management; MMC 6421-Quantitative Research Mass Communication

    Good "school electives" that are available: MMC 6730-Social Media Management; COM 5627-Lying and Deception

    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. 

    Social media minor available
    The School of Communication is now offering a new minor in social media. The minor focuses on the operational, strategic, and critical aspects of social media as well as creating content on social media platforms. The social media minor is available for all UNF undergraduate students, and any of the courses listed below that were used for the B.A. in Communication Studies or B.S. in Communication can count toward the social media minor. Also, none of the courses in the minor have pre-requisites. Please contact your advisor if you have questions.

    Minor: Social Media (15 credits)

    SELECT 5 FROM THE FOLLOWING:

    • COM 4373 Consequences of Cyberculture (3 credits)
    • COM 4561 Strategic Social Media (3 credits)
    • MMC 3001 Social Media for Communication (3 credits)
    • MMC 3342 Content Creation Tools (3 credits)
    • MMC 4630 Understanding Emerging Media (3 credits)
    • MMC 4732 Social Media Management (3 credits)

    Want to join PRSSA National?
    Do you want to have access to the national PRSA Job Center and PRSA Internship Center, plus various professionals sections like the Health Academy, Entertainment & Sports, Employee Communications, Travel and Tourism, and many more? Then you should consider joining PRSSA National, and you don't need to be a PR major to join. For only $55, you get a year's worth of unlimited access to all this plus, professional mentors, and MY PRSA where you can watch webinars, apply for scholarships and receive professional publications. Just go to https://www.prsa.org/prssa/join-prssa and click on the Join PRSSA link. Make sure to include you're with UNF. It's as easy as that. The deadline to join is Monday, Oct. 31.

    Rescheduled: UNF Business Career Fair
    The Business Career Fair, organized by UNF Career Services, is rescheduled from noon-4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, at Adam Herbert University Center, Bldg. 43. The event is presented by Corporate Traffic. Dress professionally.

    For more information, call (904) 620-JOBS(5627) or visit Handshake.

    Enhance your academic experience while spending two weeks in France!  
    You can fulfill your graduation requirements while experiencing a different part of the world. Earn 6 credit hours and spend one week studying in beautiful Nantes, France, at Audencia Business School and one week touring the incredible city of Paris. Students in the advertising and PR tracks can use the credits toward their major electives. All other UNF students can use them toward free electives.  

    To find out more, attend the informational meeting at 3 p.m. Wed., Oct. 5, in Building 14D, room 1013. Contact Dee Colvin at dee.colvin@unf.edu if you are unable to attend or for more information.  

    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.

    Ad Club
    The purpose of the UNF Advertising Club is to develop individual leadership qualities and an understanding of group action, and to provide a real-world experience to supplement formal education.

    Follow us:
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/204314316301431/about/
    Twitter: @UNFadclub

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

    Multimedia Club
    Follow us:
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/UNFMediaClub
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/unfmediaclub/
    Twitter: @UNFMediaClub

    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: https://www.facebook.com/UNFPRSSA/

    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: http://https://www.unf.edu/current/-media/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UNFSpinnaker
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/UNFspinnaker

    Spinnaker Media Advisor
    Amanda Cox
    a.l.cox@unf.edu

    Mentorship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students
    Most undergraduate and graduate students can benefit by having a mentor. The School of Communication's mentorship program allows students to find a mentor who is a successful local professional in advertising, journalism, public relations, digital video production, or communication management. They can provide valuable advice about what it takes to get ahead in a communication career. The mentorship website has more information about mentors and how to get in touch with them. For more information visit Communication Mentorships.

     

  • October 17 Edition
    • Spring 2023 registration tips for B.S. in Communication majors
    • Spring 2023 registration tips for B.A. in Communication Studies majors 
    • Spring 2023 registration tips for M.S. in Communication Management
    • Social Media Minor Available
    • Want to join PRSSA National?
    • Rescheduled: UNF Business Career Fair
    • Enhance your academic experience while spending two weeks in France!
    • JCPenney Suit-Up Event online
    • Student clubs and organizations for communication majors
    • Mentorship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students
    Spring 2023 registration tips for B.S. in Communication majors

    As you prepare to register for Spring 2023 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 advisor is happy to see what your options are. Your advisor is Brittani Dalton: brittani.dalton@unf.edu

    For Advertising students 

    Good "major electives" that are available: 

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

    For Multimedia Journalism students 

    Tips to remember: Do not take any courses in Spring 2023 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: RTV 3601-Multimedia Announcing & Performance; RTV 3220C-TV Production/Visual Arts TV; MMC 3342-Content Creation Tools, MMC 4732-Social Media Management 

    For Digital Video Production students 

    Tips to remember: RTV 3221-Digital Video Editing is now a required core course in the production concentration if you started in Fall 2019. Otherwise, RTV 3221 is an elective. 

    Good "major electives" in Production that are available: RTV 3601-Multimedia Announcing & Performance; 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 ADV 3101-Advertising Creative Strategy. 

    Good PR "major electives" that are available: PUR 4450-Public Relations and Event Planning; PUR 4400-Crisis Communication; RTV 3601-Multimedia Announcing & Performance; MMC 4732-Social Media Management; ADV 3008-Principles of Advertising; and ADV 3812-Integrated Marketing Communication; MMC3002 Social Media for Communication, RTV 3220C-TV Production/Visual Arts TV

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

    Spring 2023 registration tips for B.A. in Communication Studies majors

    If you encounter any problems with registration, you may need a "prerequisite override" or other fix. Your advisor is happy to see what your options are. Your advisor is Deborah Eichelberger: d.eichelberger@unf.edu  

    Those students who would like to take a required class that they don't see offered should contact their advisor. 

    Tips to remember: For your final course in the major, you have the choice of either taking MMC 4975-Internship Senior Project or taking COM 4301-Communication Theory & Research Methods. Please note that both courses have pre-requisites. More details on the Communication Studies webpage. 

    Good "major electives" in communication studies that are available: COM 4044-Lying & Deception; 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

    Spring 2023 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: MMC 6426-Qualitative Research Methods in Mass Communication; MMC 6256-Foundations of Communication Management; MMC 6421-Quantitative Research Mass Communication

    Good "school electives" that are available: MMC 6730-Social Media Management; COM 5627-Lying and Deception

    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. 

    Social Media Minor Available

    The School of Communication is now offering a new minor in social media. The minor focuses on the operational, strategic, and critical aspects of social media as well as creating content on social media platforms. The social media minor is available for all UNF undergraduate students, and any of the courses listed below that were used for the B.A. in Communication Studies or B.S. in Communication can count toward the social media minor. Also, none of the courses in the minor have pre-requisites. Please contact your advisor if you have questions.

    Minor: Social Media (15 credits)

    SELECT 5 FROM THE FOLLOWING:

    • COM 4373 Consequences of Cyberculture (3 credits)
    • COM 4561 Strategic Social Media (3 credits)
    • MMC 3001 Social Media for Communication (3 credits)
    • MMC 3342 Content Creation Tools (3 credits)
    • MMC 4630 Understanding Emerging Media (3 credits)
    • MMC 4732 Social Media Management (3 credits)
    Want to join PRSSA National?

    Do you want to have access to the national PRSA Job Center and PRSA Internship Center, plus various professionals sections like the Health Academy, Entertainment & Sports, Employee Communications, Travel and Tourism, and many more? Then you should consider joining PRSSA National, and you don't need to be a PR major to join. For only $55, you get a year's worth of unlimited access to all this plus, professional mentors, and MY PRSA where you can watch webinars, apply for scholarships and receive professional publications. Just go to https://www.prsa.org/prssa/join-prssa and click on the Join PRSSA link. Make sure to include you're with UNF. It's as easy as that. The deadline to join is Monday, Oct. 31.

    Rescheduled: UNF Business Career Fair 

    The Business Career Fair, organized by UNF Career Services, is rescheduled from noon-4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, at Adam Herbert University Center, Bldg. 43. The event is presented by Corporate Traffic. Dress professionally.

    For more information, call (904) 620-JOBS(5627) or visit Handshake.

    Enhance your academic experience while spending two weeks in France!  

    You can fulfill your graduation requirements while experiencing a different part of the world. Earn 6 credit hours and spend one week studying in beautiful Nantes, France, at Audencia Business School and one week touring the incredible city of Paris. Students in the advertising and PR tracks can use the credits toward their major electives. All other UNF students can use them toward free electives.  

    To find out more, attend the informational meeting at 3 p.m. Wed., Oct. 5, in Building 14D, room 1013. Contact Dee Colvin at dee.colvin@unf.edu if you are unable to attend or for more information.  

    JCPenney Suit-Up Event online

    UNF students, alumni, faculty and staff are invited to shop career dress apparel online or in-store with up to an extra 30% off. To receive the extra 30% off coupon, text OSPREYS to 67292. The coupon may be used through Oct. 30. Shop the JCPenney Suit-Up Event online at https://www.jcpenney.com./m/suit-up-view-all.

    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.

    Ad Club
    The purpose of the UNF Advertising Club is to develop individual leadership qualities and an understanding of group action, and to provide a real-world experience to supplement formal education.

    Follow us:
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/204314316301431/about/
    Twitter: @UNFadclub

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

    Multimedia Club
    Follow us:
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/UNFMediaClub
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/unfmediaclub/
    Twitter: @UNFMediaClub

    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: https://www.facebook.com/UNFPRSSA/

    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: http://https://www.unf.edu/current/-media/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UNFSpinnaker
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/UNFspinnaker

    Spinnaker Media Advisor
    Amanda Cox
    a.l.cox@unf.edu

    Mentorship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students

    Most undergraduate and graduate students can benefit by having a mentor. The School of Communication's mentorship program allows students to find a mentor who is a successful local professional in advertising, journalism, public relations, digital video production, or communication management. They can provide valuable advice about what it takes to get ahead in a communication career. The mentorship website has more information about mentors and how to get in touch with them. For more information visit Communication Mentorships.

     

  • October 10th Edition
    • Media Week 2022 starts today
    • Register for the Social Media Expo JAX 2022
    • School of Communication website has a new look, addresses
    • Spring 2023 registration tips for B.S. in Communication majors
    • Spring 2023 registration tips for B.A. in Communication Studies majors 
    • Spring 2023 registration tips for M.S. in Communication Management
    • Enhance your academic experience while spending two weeks in France!
    • CIRT is now hiring
    • JCPenney Suit-Up Event online
    • Join UNF PR Club
    • Student clubs and organizations for communication majors
    • Mentorship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students

    Media Week 2022 starts today 
    The School of Communication’s 10th annual Media Week runs from October 10-14. This event gives students a chance to meet professionals working in their areas of interest, ask questions and gain an understanding of what it takes to work in the field of communication. Sessions will include:

    • “Off the Field: Digital Marketing in the NFL”
    • “Relationships Across the Communication Concentrations” 
    • “The Climb to the C-Suite; How do Promotion Experiences Differ for Men and Women?”

    And, of course, we will also have our regular activities, such as an Alumni Panel and Reception, the Wednesday “Lunch with the Professionals,” and the Breakout Panels (in the public relations, advertising, digital video production and multimedia journalism).

    The week will culminate with Social Media Expo JAX on Friday, October 14, held at Herbert University Center. This one-day event focuses on strategy, skills, and best practices across the social media and digital industries through a series of lectures, workshops, panels, and networking opportunities with industry professionals.

    Register for Media Week events at https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/10c0e44acae2da1f8c61-unfmedia. 

    Here’s the full schedule of events:

    https://www.unf.edu/coas/communication/media-week-2022-schedule.html

    For questions, email professor Stephanie Araujo at s.mclain-araujo@unf.edu.

    Register for the Social Media Expo JAX 2022
    The Social Media Expo JAX 2022 event is Friday, Oct. 14! Don’t miss this single-day event, which is designed to promote the exchange of information, ideas, insights, and innovations among professionals and students. Social media, digital marketing and communication are among topics to be discussed. At this time, we are offering a 20% discount using the promo code UNF20 and extending our Early Bird Registration for $69 (plus fees) discounted. The Eventbrite link for registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/social-media-expo-Jacksonville-2022-tickets-392576245117   

    School of Communication website has a new look, addresses
    Because UNF has switched its content management system, departmental websites have been updated and revamped. The School of Communication website now looks a little different, but the site still has all the information and resources students have come to expect.

    Here are the new addresses for our various webpages:

    Spring 2023 registration tips for B.S. in Communication majors
    As you prepare to register for Spring 2023 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 advisor is happy to see what your options are. Your advisor is Brittani Dalton: brittani.dalton@unf.edu

    For Advertising students 

    Good "major electives" that are available: 

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

    For Multimedia Journalism students 

    Tips to remember: Do not take any courses in Spring 2023 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: RTV 3601-Multimedia Announcing & Performance; RTV 3220C-TV Production/Visual Arts TV; MMC 3342-Content Creation Tools, MMC 4732-Social Media Management 

    For Digital Video Production students 

    Tips to remember: RTV 3221-Digital Video Editing is now a required core course in the production concentration if you started in Fall 2019. Otherwise, RTV 3221 is an elective. 

    Good "major electives" in Production that are available: RTV 3601-Multimedia Announcing & Performance; 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 ADV 3101-Advertising Creative Strategy. 

    Good PR "major electives" that are available: PUR 4450-Public Relations and Event Planning; PUR 4400-Crisis Communication; RTV 3601-Multimedia Announcing & Performance; MMC 4732-Social Media Management; ADV 3008-Principles of Advertising; and ADV 3812-Integrated Marketing Communication; MMC3002 Social Media for Communication, RTV 3220C-TV Production/Visual Arts TV

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

    Spring 2023 registration tips for B.A. in Communication Studies majors
    If you encounter any problems with registration, you may need a "prerequisite override" or other fix. Your advisor is happy to see what your options are. Your advisor is Deborah Eichelberger: d.eichelberger@unf.edu  

    Those students who would like to take a required class that they don't see offered should contact their advisor. 

    Tips to remember: For your final course in the major, you have the choice of either taking MMC 4975-Internship Senior Project or taking COM 4301-Communication Theory & Research Methods. Please note that both courses have pre-requisites. More details on the Communication Studies webpage. 

    Good "major electives" in communication studies that are available: COM 4044-Lying & Deception; 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

    Spring 2023 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: MMC 6426-Qualitative Research Methods in Mass Communication; MMC 6256-Foundations of Communication Management; MMC 6421-Quantitative Research Mass Communication

    Good "school electives" that are available: MMC 6730-Social Media Management; COM 5627-Lying and Deception

    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. 

    Enhance your academic experience while spending two weeks in France!  
    You can fulfill your graduation requirements while experiencing a different part of the world. Earn 6 credit hours and spend one week studying in beautiful Nantes, France, at Audencia Business School and one week touring the incredible city of Paris. Students in the advertising and PR tracks can use the credits toward their major electives. All other UNF students can use them toward free electives.  

    To find out more, attend the informational meeting at 3 p.m. Wed., Oct. 5, in Building 14D, room 1013. Contact Dee Colvin at dee.colvin@unf.edu if you are unable to attend or for more information.  

    CIRT is now hiring
    The UNF Center for Instruction and Research Technology is currently seeking an innovative, tech-savvy student to join its creative team. Both undergraduate and graduate students interested in graphic/web design, media production, or computer support looking for a job on campus are welcome to apply. CIRT will train students who may possess less technical experience but are willing to learn new skills.  

    Students can find the position at: https://www.unfjobs.org/

    JCPenney Suit-Up Event online
    UNF students, alumni, faculty and staff are invited to shop career dress apparel online or in-store with up to an extra 30% off. To receive the extra 30% off coupon, text OSPREYS to 67292. The coupon may be used through Oct. 30. Shop the JCPenney Suit-Up Event online at https://www.jcpenney.com./m/suit-up-view-all.

    UNF PR Club membership drive
    The UNF PR Club is seeking new officers for the 2022-2023 academic year and is beginning its fall membership drive. The club, which is part of the Public Relations Student Society of America, is open to all communication majors, undergraduates and graduates, no matter the degree field. To gauge your interest, complete this quick survey:

    https://unf.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0D3FhydRFbetQW2

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

    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.

    Ad Club
    The purpose of the UNF Advertising Club is to develop individual leadership qualities and an understanding of group action, and to provide a real-world experience to supplement formal education.

    Follow us:
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/204314316301431/about/
    Twitter: @UNFadclub

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

    Multimedia Club
    Follow us:
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/UNFMediaClub
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/unfmediaclub/
    Twitter: @UNFMediaClub

    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: https://www.facebook.com/UNFPRSSA/

    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: http://https://www.unf.edu/current/-media/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UNFSpinnaker
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/UNFspinnaker

    Spinnaker Media Advisor
    Amanda Cox
    a.l.cox@unf.edu

    Mentorship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students
    Most undergraduate and graduate students can benefit by having a mentor. The School of Communication's mentorship program allows students to find a mentor who is a successful local professional in advertising, journalism, public relations, digital video production, or communication management. They can provide valuable advice about what it takes to get ahead in a communication career. The mentorship website has more information about mentors and how to get in touch with them. For more information visit Communication Mentorships.

     

     

  • October 3rd Edition
    • Media Week 2022 starts Oct. 10
    • Enhance your academic experience while spending two weeks in France!
    • CIRT is now hiring
    • JCPenney Suit-Up Event online
    • Join UNF PR Club
    • Attention fall graduates
    • Free MOCA admission
    • Student clubs and organizations for communication majors
    • Mentorship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students

    Media Week 2022 
    The School of Communication’s 10th annual Media Week will be held October 10-14. This event gives students a chance to meet professionals working in their areas of interest, ask questions and gain an understanding of what it takes to work in the field of communication. Sessions will include:

    • “Off the Field: Digital Marketing in the NFL”
    • “Relationships Across the Communication Concentrations” 
    • “The Climb to the C-Suite; How do Promotion Experiences Differ for Men and Women?”

    And, of course, we will also have our regular activities, such as an Alumni Panel and Reception, the Wednesday “Lunch with the Professionals,” and the Breakout Panels (in the public relations, advertising, digital video production and multimedia journalism).

    The week will culminate with Social Media Expo JAX on Friday, October 14, held at Herbert University Center. This one-day event focuses on strategy, skills, and best practices across the social media and digital industries through a series of lectures, workshops, panels, and networking opportunities with industry professionals.

    Register for Media Week events at https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/10c0e44acae2da1f8c61-unfmedia. 

    Here’s the full schedule of events.

    For questions, email professor Stephanie Araujo at s.mclain-araujo@unf.edu.

    Enhance your academic experience while spending two weeks in France!  
    You can fulfill your graduation requirements while experiencing a different part of the world. Earn 6 credit hours and spend one week studying in beautiful Nantes, France, at Audencia Business School and one week touring the incredible city of Paris. Students in the advertising and PR tracks can use the credits toward their major electives. All other UNF students can use them toward free electives.  

    To find out more, attend the informational meeting at 3 p.m. Wed., Oct. 5, in Building 14D, room 1013. Contact Dee Colvin at dee.colvin@unf.edu if you are unable to attend or for more information.  

    CIRT is now hiring
    The UNF Center for Instruction and Research Technology is currently seeking an innovative, tech-savvy student to join its creative team.
    Both undergraduate and graduate students interested in graphic/web design, media production, or computer support looking for a job on campus are welcome to apply. CIRT will train students who may possess less technical experience but are willing to learn new skills.  

    Students can find the position at: https://www.unfjobs.org/

    JCPenney Suit-Up Event online
    UNF students, alumni, faculty and staff are invited to shop career dress apparel online or in-store with up to an extra 30% off. To receive the extra 30% off coupon, text OSPREYS to 67292. The coupon may be used through Oct. 30. Shop the JCPenney Suit-Up Event online at https://www.jcpenney.com./m/suit-up-view-all.

    UNF PR Club membership drive
    The UNF PR Club is seeking new officers for the 2022-2023 academic year and is beginning its fall membership drive. The club, which is part of the Public Relations Student Society of America, is open to all communication majors, undergraduates and graduates, no matter the degree field. To gauge your interest, complete this quick survey:

    https://unf.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0D3FhydRFbetQW2

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

    Attention fall graduates
    The students who have met with their advisors and plan on graduating at the end of fall 2022 term need to apply for graduation. The deadline to apply is Oct. 7. Apply on myWings by following these steps: Student Resources>Self Service>Student Records>Graduation Application. Contact the UNF Commencement Team with any questions about graduation at commencement@unf.edu.

    Free MOCA admission
    UNF students are automatically members of the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville. Membership includes free admission; discounts on camps, classes and programs; and free family access during UNF Family Weekend. The museum has four floors of exhibits and classes such as Studio Practice: Watercolor and Artful Movement yoga. For more information, contact Emily Bailey at e.bailey@unf.edu or (904) 620-5624.

    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.

    Ad Club
    The purpose of the UNF Advertising Club is to develop individual leadership qualities and an understanding of group action, and to provide a real-world experience to supplement formal education.

    Follow us:
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/204314316301431/about/
    Twitter: @UNFadclub

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

    Multimedia Club
    Follow us:
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/UNFMediaClub
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/unfmediaclub/
    Twitter: @UNFMediaClub

    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: https://www.facebook.com/UNFPRSSA/

    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: http://https://www.unf.edu/current/-media/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UNFSpinnaker
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/UNFspinnaker

    Spinnaker Media Advisor
    Amanda Cox
    a.l.cox@unf.edu

    Mentorship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students
    Most undergraduate and graduate students can benefit by having a mentor. The School of Communication's mentorship program allows students to find a mentor who is a successful local professional in advertising, journalism, public relations, digital video production, or communication management. They can provide valuable advice about what it takes to get ahead in a communication career. The mentorship website has more information about mentors and how to get in touch with them. For more information visit Communication Mentorships.

  • September 24th Edition
    • Media Week 2022 starts Oct. 10
    • Enhance your academic experience while spending two weeks in France!
    • New college dean is hosting a pizza party
    • UNF Career Week: Business Career Fair
    • JCPenney Suit-Up Event online
    • Join UNF PR Club
    • Attention fall graduates
    • Learn your communication style
    • Free MOCA admission
    • Student clubs and organizations for communication majors
    • Mentorship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students
    • Spotlight: New advisor Deborah Eichelberger

    Media Week 2022 starts Oct. 10
    The School of Communication’s 10th annual Media Week will be held October 10-14. This event gives students a chance to meet professionals working in their areas of interest, ask questions and gain an understanding of what it takes to work in the field of communication. Sessions will include:

    • “Off the Field: Digital Marketing in the NFL”
    • “Relationships Across the Communication Concentrations” 
    • “The Climb to the C-Suite; How do Promotion Experiences Differ for Men and Women?”

    And, of course, we will also have our regular activities, such as an Alumni Panel and Reception, the Wednesday “Lunch with the Professionals,” and the Breakout Panels (in the public relations, advertising, digital video production and multimedia journalism).

    The week will culminate with Social Media Expo JAX on Friday, October 14, held at Herbert University Center. This one-day event focuses on strategy, skills, and best practices across the social media and digital industries through a series of lectures, workshops, panels, and networking opportunities with industry professionals.

    Register for Media Week events at https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/10c0e44acae2da1f8c61-unfmedia. 

    Here’s the full schedule of events: https://www.unf.edu/coas/communication/Media_Week_2022.aspx

    For questions, email professor Stephanie Araujo at s.mclain-araujo@unf.edu.

    Enhance your academic experience while spending two weeks in France!  
    You can fulfill your graduation requirements while experiencing a different part of the world. Earn 6 credit hours and spend one week studying in beautiful Nantes, France, at Audencia Business School and one week touring the incredible city of Paris. Students in the advertising and PR tracks can use the credits toward their major electives. All other UNF students can use them toward free electives.  

    To find out more, attend the informational meeting at 3 p.m. Wed., Oct. 5, in Building 14D, room 1013. Contact Dee Colvin at dee.colvin@unf.edu if you are unable to attend or for more information.  

    New college dean is hosting a pizza party
    Welcome Dr. Kaveri Subrahmanyam, Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, and share your thoughts or questions with her at 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 27. Refreshments will be provided. To RSVP, please use the QR code.
     

    UNF Career Week: Business Career Fair
    The Business Career Fair, organized by UNF Career Services, is scheduled from noon-4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, at Adam Herbert University Center, Bldg. 43. The event is presented by Corporate Traffic. Dress professionally.

    For more information, call (904) 620-JOBS(5627).

    JCPenney Suit-Up Event online
    UNF students, alumni, faculty and staff are invited to shop career dress apparel online or in-store with up to an extra 30% off. To receive the extra 30% off coupon, text OSPREYS to 67292. The coupon may be used through Oct. 30. Shop the JCPenney Suit-Up Event online at https://www.jcpenney.com./m/suit-up-view-all.

    UNF PR Club membership drive
    The UNF PR Club is seeking new officers for the 2022-2023 academic year and is beginning its fall membership drive. The club, which is part of the Public Relations Student Society of America, is open to all communication majors, undergraduates and graduates, no matter the degree field. To gauge your interest, complete this quick survey: https://unf.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0D3FhydRFbetQW2

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

    Attention fall graduates
    The students who have met with their advisors and plan on graduating at the end of fall 2022 term need to apply for graduation. The deadline to apply is Oct. 7. Apply on myWings by following these steps: Student Resources>Self Service>Student Records>Graduation Application. Contact the UNF Commencement Team with any questions about graduation at commencement@unf.edu.

    Learn your communication style
    Learn how to converse respectfully with civility and respectfulness about challenging topics. Visit the Dean of Students Office table during Market Days from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays through Sept. 28 at Osprey Plaza. Discover your communication style. Take a quick quiz to find out if you are a collaborating owl or competing lion. For more information, email Francesca Brant at f.brant@unf.edu.

    Free MOCA admission
    UNF students are automatically members of the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville. Membership includes free admission; discounts on camps, classes and programs; and free family access during UNF Family Weekend. The museum has four floors of exhibits and classes such as Studio Practice: Watercolor and Artful Movement yoga. For more information, contact Emily Bailey at e.bailey@unf.edu or (904) 620-5624.

    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.

    Ad Club
    The purpose of the UNF Advertising Club is to develop individual leadership qualities and an understanding of group action, and to provide a real-world experience to supplement formal education.

    Follow us:
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/204314316301431/about/
    Twitter: @UNFadclub

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

    Multimedia Club
    Follow us:
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/UNFMediaClub
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/unfmediaclub/
    Twitter: @UNFMediaClub

    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: https://www.facebook.com/UNFPRSSA/

    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: http://www.unf.edu/student-media/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UNFSpinnaker
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/UNFspinnaker

    Spinnaker Media Advisor
    Amanda Cox
    a.l.cox@unf.edu

    Mentorship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students
    Most undergraduate and graduate students can benefit by having a mentor. The School of Communication's mentorship program allows students to find a mentor who is a successful local professional in advertising, journalism, public relations, digital video production, or communication management. They can provide valuable advice about what it takes to get ahead in a communication career. The mentorship website has more information about mentors and how to get in touch with them. For more information visit Communication Mentorships.

  • September 19 Edition
    • New advisor for Communication Studies students
    • New college dean is hosting a pizza party
    • Save the date! Media Week 2022 (Oct. 10-13)
    • The good, the bad and the ugly. Which resume is yours? 
    • Eligible students will be invited to join LPE
    • UNF Career Week: Business Career Fair
    • JCPenney Suit-Up Event online
    • Join UNF PR Club
    • Attention fall graduates
    • Learn your communication style
    • Free MOCA admission
    • Student ambassadors wanted
    • Student clubs and organizations for communication majors
    • Mentorship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students

    New advisor for Communication Studies students
    Welcome Deborah Eichelberger as the new advisor for Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies students. She is a senior academic advisor and the liaison advisor for Criminal Justice.
    She has earned these degrees:
    Ph.D., Clinical Christian Psychology, Jacksonville Theological Seminary
    M.S., Psychology, Florida International University
    M.S., Criminal Justice, University of North Florida
    B.S., Psychology, University of North Florida

    Email: d.eichelberger@unf.edu
    Office: Building 51, room 2500
    Phone: (904) 620-2797

    New college dean is hosting a pizza party
    Welcome Dr. Kaveri Subrahmanyam, Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, and share your thoughts or questions with her at 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 27. Refreshments will be provided. To RSVP, please use the QR code.  

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    Save the date! Media Week 2022 (Oct. 10-13)
    UNF School of Communication will host Media Week 2022 Oct. 10-13. Professionals in advertising, digital video production, journalism, and public relations will come to campus to give students advice on how to get a good job and thrive in the communication industry. More details and a schedule will be published soon. If you want to see what the event looks like, here's a video from a previous Media Week.

    The good, the bad and the ugly. Which resume is yours? 
    What’s your resume like? Is it good, bad or ugly? And for some, do you even have a resume? 

    PRSSA is sponsoring The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Resume Building Workshop at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, in Building 14D/Room 2001. Tamara Kaiwa, career coordinator with UNF Career Services, is scheduled to talk about various resume styles, secrets to great resumes, what to put on a resume, and screening programs used by companies to weed out certain resumes. 

    Please RSVP at https://unf.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2rVIsh5MUsfBhrw

    Chick-fil-A chicken nuggets are planned as a snack!   

    Eligible students will be invited to join LPE 
    Lambda Pi Eta (LPH) is the National Communication Association’s official honor society at four-year colleges and universities. LPH is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS). LPH represents what Aristotle described in Rhetoric as three ingredients of persuasion: logos (Lambda), meaning logic; pathos (Pi), relating to emotion; and ethos (Eta), defined as character credibility and ethics.

    The Alpha Epsilon Upsilon chapter of Lambda Pi Eta at the University of North Florida continues the tradition and upholds excellence in the discipline of Communication. Eligible students will be sent an email shortly so be on the lookout for your invitation to join the Alpha Epsilon Upsilon chapter at UNF. For more information, please contact Dr. Margaret Stewart at m.c.stewart@unf.edu.

    UNF Career Week: Business Career Fair
    The Business Career Fair, organized by UNF Career Services, is scheduled from noon-4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, at Adam Herbert University Center, Bldg. 43. The event is presented by Corporate Traffic. Dress professionally.

    For more information, call (904) 620-JOBS(5627).

    JCPenney Suit-Up Event online
    UNF students, alumni, faculty and staff are invited to shop career dress apparel online or in-store with up to an extra 30% off. To receive the extra 30% off coupon, text OSPREYS to 67292. The coupon may be used through Oct. 30. Shop the JCPenney Suit-Up Event online at https://www.jcpenney.com./m/suit-up-view-all.

    UNF PR Club membership drive
    The UNF PR Club is seeking new officers for the 2022-2023 academic year and is beginning its fall membership drive. The club, which is part of the Public Relations Student Society of America, is open to all communication majors, undergraduates and graduates, no matter the degree field. To gauge your interest, complete this quick survey:

    https://unf.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0D3FhydRFbetQW2

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

    Attention fall graduates
    The students who have met with their advisors and plan on graduating at the end of fall 2022 term need to apply for graduation. The deadline to apply is Oct. 7. Apply on myWings by following these steps: Student Resources>Self Service>Student Records>Graduation Application. Contact the UNF Commencement Team with any questions about graduation at commencement@unf.edu.

    Learn your communication style
    Learn how to converse respectfully with civility and respectfulness about challenging topics. Visit the Dean of Students Office table during Market Days from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays through Sept. 28 at Osprey Plaza. Discover your communication style. Take a quick quiz to find out if you are a collaborating owl or competing lion. For more information, email Francesca Brant at f.brant@unf.edu.

    Free MOCA admission
    UNF students are automatically members of the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville. Membership includes free admission; discounts on camps, classes and programs; and free family access during UNF Family Weekend. The museum has four floors of exhibits and classes such as Studio Practice: Watercolor and Artful Movement yoga. For more information, contact Emily Bailey at e.bailey@unf.edu or (904) 620-5624.

    Student ambassadors wanted
    The School of Communication is looking for students to serve as ambassadors for 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, diversity issues, and other aspects of the program. Interested? Students must be a major in the School of Communication who want to be a bridge between students and faculty 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. To apply, please email your resume to commstu1@unf.edu and put "Student Ambassador" in the subject line.

    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.

    Ad Club
    The purpose of the UNF Advertising Club is to develop individual leadership qualities and an understanding of group action, and to provide a real-world experience to supplement formal education.

    Follow us:
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/204314316301431/about/
    Twitter: @UNFadclub

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

    Multimedia Club
    Follow us:
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/UNFMediaClub
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/unfmediaclub/
    Twitter: @UNFMediaClub

    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: https://www.facebook.com/UNFPRSSA/

    Faculty advisor
    Professor. 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: http://www.unf.edu/student-media/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UNFSpinnaker
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/UNFspinnaker

    Spinnaker Media Advisor
    Amanda Cox
    a.l.cox@unf.edu

    Mentorship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students
    Most undergraduate and graduate students can benefit by having a mentor. The School of Communication's mentorship program allows students to find a mentor who is a successful local professional in advertising, journalism, public relations, digital video production, or communication management. They can provide valuable advice about what it takes to get ahead in a communication career. The mentorship website has more information about mentors and how to get in touch with them. For more information visit Communication Mentorships.

     

  • September 12th Edition

    New college dean is hosting a pizza party
    Save the date! Media Week 2022
    Eligible students will be invited to join LPE
    JCPenney Suit-Up Event online
    Join UNF PR Club
    Attention fall graduates
    Speaking with your student advisor
    Learn your communication style
    Free MOCA admission
    Spinnaker jobs, volunteer opportunities
    Student ambassadors wanted
    Student clubs and organizations for communication majors
    Mentorship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students

    New college dean is hosting a pizza party
    Welcome Dr. Kaveri Subrahmanyam, Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, and share your thoughts or questions with her at 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 27. Refreshments will be provided. To RSVP, please use the QR code.

    Pizza-Party-QR-code.JPGSave the date! Media Week 2022
    UNF School of Communication will host Media Week 2022 Oct. 10-13. Details and a schedule will be published soon. If you want to see what the event looks like, here's a video from a previous Media Week.

    Eligible students will be invited to join LPE 
    Lambda Pi Eta (LPH) is the National Communication Association’s official honor society at four-year colleges and universities. LPH is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS). LPH represents what Aristotle described in Rhetoric as three ingredients of persuasion: logos (Lambda), meaning logic; pathos (Pi), relating to emotion; and ethos (Eta), defined as character credibility and ethics.

    The Alpha Epsilon Upsilon chapter of Lambda Pi Eta at the University of North Florida continues the tradition and upholds excellence in the discipline of Communication. Eligible students will be sent an email shortly so be on the lookout for your invitation to join the Alpha Epsilon Upsilon chapter at UNF. For more information, please contact Dr. Margaret Stewart at m.c.stewart@unf.edu

    JCPenney Suit-Up Event online
    UNF students, alumni, faculty and staff are invited to shop career dress apparel online or in-store with up to an extra 30% off. To receive the extra 30% off coupon, text OSPREYS to 67292. The coupon may be used through Oct. 30. Shop the JCPenney Suit-Up Event online at https://www.jcpenney.com/m/suit-up-view-all.

    UNF PR Club membership drive
    The UNF PR Club is seeking new officers for the 2022-2023 academic year and is beginning its fall membership drive. The club, which is part of the Public Relations Student Society of America, is open to all communication majors, undergraduates and graduates, no matter the degree field. To gauge your interest, complete this quick survey:

    https://unf.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0D3FhydRFbetQW2

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

    Attention fall graduates
    The students who have met with their advisors and plan on graduating at the end of fall 2022 term need to apply for graduation. The deadline to apply is Oct. 7. Apply on myWings by following these steps: Student Resources>Self Service>Student Records>Graduation Application. Contact the UNF Commencement Team with any questions about graduation at commencement@unf.edu.

    Speaking with your student advisor
    UNF has moved all undergraduate student advisors to one central location. Here’s how to contact your advisor when you are looking for advice:

    Brittani Dalton
    Advises Bachelor of Science in Communication degree students with concentrations in advertising, public relations, multimedia journalism and digital video production.
    Email: Brittani.dalton@unf.edu
    Office: Building 51, floor 2, room 2500
    Phone: (904) 620-2797

    Kellie Woodle
    Interim advisor for Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies degree students.
    Email: kwoodle@unf.edu

    Learn your communication style
    Learn how to converse respectfully with civility and respectfulness about challenging topics. Visit the Dean of Students Office table during Market Days from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays through Sept. 28 at Osprey Plaza. Discover your communication style. Take a quick quiz to find out if you are a collaborating owl or competing lion. For more information, email Francesca Brant at f.brant@unf.edu.

    Free MOCA admission
    UNF students are automatically members of the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville. Membership includes free admission; discounts on camps, classes and programs; and free family access during UNF Family Weekend. The museum has four floors of exhibits and classes such as Studio Practice: Watercolor and Artful Movement yoga. For more information contact Emily Bailey at e.bailey@unf.edu or (904) 620-5624.

    Spinnaker jobs, volunteer opportunities  
    Spinnaker has several paid positions open for students. They are seeking a sales executive, news editor, FWS sales executive, FWS staff writers and a business manager. Volunteer opportunities are available for students, which include being a DJ, podcast opportunities on Spinnaker Radio and off-camera opportunities with Spinnaker TV. For more information, email spinnaker@unf.edu.

    Student ambassadors wanted
    The School of Communication is looking for students to serve as ambassadors for 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, diversity issues, and other aspects of the program. Interested? Students must be a major in the School of Communication who want to be a bridge between students and faculty 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. To apply, please email your resume to commstu1@unf.edu and put "Student Ambassador" in the subject line.

    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.

    Ad Club
    The purpose of the UNF Advertising Club is to develop individual leadership qualities and an understanding of group action, and to provide a real-world experience to supplement formal education.

    Follow us:
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/204314316301431/about/
    Twitter: @UNFadclub

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

    Multimedia Club
    Follow us:
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/UNFMediaClub
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/unfmediaclub/
    Twitter: @UNFMediaClub

    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: https://www.facebook.com/UNFPRSSA/

    Faculty advisor
    Professor. 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: http://www.unf.edu/student-media/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UNFSpinnaker
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/UNFspinnaker

    Spinnaker Media Advisor
    Amanda Cox
    a.l.cox@unf.edu

    Mentorship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students
    Most undergraduate and graduate students can benefit by having a mentor. The School of Communication's mentorship program allows students to find a mentor who is a successful local professional in advertising, journalism, public relations, digital video production, or communication management. They can provide valuable advice about what it takes to get ahead in a communication career. The mentorship website has more information about mentors and how to get in touch with them. For more information visit Communication Mentorships.

     

  • September 6th Edition

    Attention fall graduates

    The students who have met with their advisors and plan on graduating at the end of fall 2022 term need to apply for graduation. The deadline to apply is Oct. 7. Apply on myWings by following these steps: Student Resources>Self Service>Student Records>Graduation Application. Contact the UNF Commencement Team with any questions about graduation at commencement@unf.edu

    Speaking with your student advisor

    UNF has moved all undergraduate student advisors to one central location. Here’s how to contact your advisor when you are looking for advice:

    Brittani Dalton
    Advises Bachelor of Science in Communication degree students with concentrations in advertising, public relations, multimedia journalism and digital video production.
    Email: Brittani.dalton@unf.edu
    Office: Building 51, floor 2, room 2500
    Phone: (904) 620-2797

    Kellie Woodle
    Interim advisor for Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies degree students.
    Email: kwoodle@unf.edu

    Learn your communication style

    Learn how to converse respectfully with civility and respectfulness about challenging topics. Visit the Dean of Students Office table during Market Days from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays through Sept. 28 at Osprey Plaza. Discover your communication style. Take a quick quiz to find out if you are a collaborating owl or competing lion. For more information, email Francesca Brant at f.brant@unf.edu.

    Free MOCA admission

    UNF students are automatically members of the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville. Membership includes free admission; discounts on camps, classes and programs; and free family access during UNF Family Weekend. The museum has four floors of exhibits and classes such as Studio Practice: Watercolor and Artful Movement yoga. For more information contact Emily Bailey at e.bailey@unf.edu or (904) 620-5624.

    Spinnaker jobs, volunteer opportunities

    Spinnaker has several paid positions open for students. They are seeking a sales executive, news editor, FWS sales executive, FWS staff writers and a business manager. Volunteer opportunities are available for students, which include being a DJ, podcast opportunities on Spinnaker Radio and off-camera opportunities with Spinnaker TV. For more information, email spinnaker@unf.edu.

    Student ambassadors wanted

    The School of Communication is looking for students to serve as ambassadors for 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, diversity issues, and other aspects of the program. Interested? Students must be a major in the School of Communication who want to be a bridge between students and faculty 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. To apply, please email your resume to commstu1@unf.edu and put "Student Ambassador" in the subject line.

    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.

    Ad Club
    The purpose of the UNF Advertising Club is to develop individual leadership qualities and an understanding of group action, and to provide a real-world experience to supplement formal education.


    Follow us:
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/204314316301431/about/
    Twitter: @UNFadclub


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


    Multimedia Club
    Follow us:
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/UNFMediaClub
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/unfmediaclub/
    Twitter: @UNFMediaClub


    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: https://www.facebook.com/UNFPRSSA/
    Faculty advisor
    Professor. 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: http://www.unf.edu/student-media/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UNFSpinnaker
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/UNFspinnaker


    Spinnaker Media Advisor
    Amanda Cox
    a.l.cox@unf.edu

    Mentorship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students

    Most undergraduate and graduate students can benefit by having a mentor. The School of Communication's mentorship program allows students to find a mentor who is a successful local professional in advertising, journalism, public relations, digital video production, or communication management. They can provide valuable advice about what it takes to get ahead in a communication career. The mentorship website has more information about mentors and how to get in touch with them. For more information visit Communication Mentorships.

  • August 29 Edition

    Speaking with your student advisor

    UNF has moved all COAS undergraduate student advisors to one central location, so here's how to contact your advisor when you are looking for advice:

    Brittani Dalton
    Advises Bachelor of Science in Communication degree students with concentrations in Advertising, Public Relations, Multimedia Journalism, and Digital Video Production.
    Email: brittani.dalton@unf.edu
    Office: Building 51, Floor 2, room 2500
    Phone: (904) 620-2797

    Kellie Woodle
    Interim advisor for Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies degree students.
    Email: kwoodle@unf.edu

    Spinnaker Open House

    Students who want to get involved on campus or build their resume are invited to Spinnaker Media's Open House, 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug... 31 in Building 58E, room 2200. Learn about volunteering with Spinnaker, enjoy snacks and enter to win two Conan Gray tickets. For more information, visit https://unfspinnaker.com/.

    Spinnaker jobs, volunteer opportunities

    Spinnaker has several paid positions open for students. They are seeking a sales executive, news editor, FWS sales executive, FWS staff writers and a business manager. Volunteer opportunities are available for students, which include being a DJ, podcast opportunities on Spinnaker Radio and off-camera opportunities with Spinnaker TV. For more information, email spinnaker@unf.edu.

    UNF 50th anniversary speaker series

    The Carpenter Library will host a speaker series event titled "History of UNF Athletics Excellence" at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug... 30, in room 2102 and online. Register at https://unf.libcal.com/event/7856357. For more information, email lib-special@unf.edu or call (904) 620-1533

    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, diversity issues, 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. To apply, please email your resume to commstu1@unf.edu and put "Student Ambassador" in the subject line.

    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.

    Ad Club
    The purpose of the UNF Advertising Club is to develop individual leadership qualities and an understanding of group action, and to provide a real-world experience to supplement formal education.

    Follow us:
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/204314316301431/about/
    Twitter: @UNFadclub

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

    Multimedia Club
    Follow us:
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/UNFMediaClub
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/unfmediaclub/
    Twitter: @UNFMediaClub

    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: https://www.facebook.com/UNFPRSSA/

    Faculty advisor
    Professor. 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: http://www.unf.edu/student-media/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UNFSpinnaker
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/UNFspinnaker

    Spinnaker Media Advisor
    Amanda Cox
    a.l.cox@unf.edu

    Mentorship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students

    Most undergraduate and graduate students can benefit by having a mentor. The School of Communication's mentorship program allows students to find a mentor who is a successful local professional in advertising, journalism, public relations, digital video production, or communication management. They can provide valuable advice about what it takes to get ahead in a communication career. The mentorship website has more information about mentors and how to get in touch with them. For more information visit Communication Mentorships.

  • August 22 Edition

    Welcome back, Ospreys!

    The School of Communication welcomes students back to campus! There are many 50th anniversary activities to participate in this semester for faculty, staff and students. Join the celebration!

    Social media minor available

    The School of Communication is now offering a new minor in social media. The minor focuses on the operational, strategic, and critical aspects of social media as well as creating content on social media platforms. The social media minor is available for all UNF undergraduate students, and any of the courses listed below that were used for the B.A. in Communication Studies or B.S. in Communication can also count toward the social media minor. Also, none of the courses in the minor have pre-requisites. Please contact your advisor if you have questions.

    Minor: Social Media (15 credits)

    SELECT 5 FROM THE FOLLOWING:

    • COM 4373 Consequences of Cyberculture (3 credits)
    • COM 4561 Strategic Social Media (3 credits)
    • MMC 3001 Social Media for Communication (3 credits)
    • MMC 3342 Content Creation Tools (3 credits)
    • MMC 4630 Understanding Emerging Media (3 credits)
    • MMC 4732 Social Media Management (3 credits)

    Welcome Dr. Rachel E. Riggs, our new assistant professor

    By Titus Maurer
    Communication major

    Joining the School of Communication this fall semester is Dr. Rachel E. Riggs, a new professor teaching Public Relations Writing (PUR 3100). Her knowledge in the field comes from her studies at Texas Tech University, where she earned a Ph.D. in media and communication. Since then, she has produced numerous peer-reviewed journal publications, book chapters, conference papers and presentations concerning the topics of sexual assault and mental health disclosure. Her points of interest within these topics are usually with the younger generation, including the demographic of students she will be teaching this upcoming semester.

    When asked what teaching means to her, she said, "I take my role as a teacher very seriously as I know the impact professors can have on students' lives. My past professors have helped guide and shape who I am today."

    Riggs hopes to give back to UNF students.

    "My goal as an educator is to meet students where they are at and help them achieve whatever goals they have set for themselves," she said.

    Riggs offered advice to students who are struggling.

    "The past three years have felt very isolating for us all, but just know you aren't alone," she said. "You have a community of other students who are also going through similar struggles. Reach out to a professor from whom you have or haven't taken a class or join an organization like PRSSA. You can also make an appointment with the counseling department on campus or visit an off-campus counseling office. You owe it to yourself to invest in yourself and your future."

    Rachel Riggs headshot
    Dr. Rachel Riggs, the School of Communication new assistant professor.

    Student ambassadors wanted

    The School of Communication is looking for students to serve as ambassadors for our program. You would be a spokesperson for the communication program, assist with student engagement and events, and give input to faculty regarding the curriculum, diversity issues, and other aspects of the program. Interested?

    You must be a major in the School of Communication who wants to be a bridge between students and faculty and be willing to serve at least 10 hours per semester. We want ambassadors from all areas of our programs: advertising, digital video production, multimedia journalism, public relations, communication studies, and communication management. To apply, please email your resume to commstu1@unf.edu and put "Student Ambassador" in the subject line.

    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.


    Ad Club

    The purpose of the UNF Advertising Club is to develop individual leadership qualities and an understanding of group action, and to provide a real-world experience to supplement formal education.


    Follow us:
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/204314316301431/about/
    Twitter: @UNFadclub


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


    Multimedia Club

    Follow us:
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/UNFMediaClub
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/unfmediaclub/
    Twitter: @UNFMediaClub


    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: https://www.facebook.com/UNFPRSSA/


    Faculty advisor
    Professor. 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: http://www.unf.edu/student-media/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UNFSpinnaker
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/UNFspinnaker


    Spinnaker Media Advisor
    Amanda Cox
    a.l.cox@unf.edu

    Mentorship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students

    Most undergraduate and graduate students can benefit by having a mentor. The School of Communication's mentorship program allows students to find a mentor who is a successful local professional in advertising, journalism, public relations, digital video production, or communication management. They can provide valuable advice about what it takes to get ahead in a communication career. The mentorship website has more information about mentors and how to get in touch with them. For more information visit Communication Mentorships.

  • May 2nd Edition

    Congratulations graduates!

    The School of Communication congratulates its Spring 2022 graduates! The faculty and staff wish you the very best in all of your future endeavors. Go out into the world with confidence and use the Communication skills you have learned during your time with us. Keep in touch!

    --School of Communication faculty and staff

    Please consider joining the school's alumni Facebook group. This is the go-to spot for UNF communication alumni. The Facebook group includes information about alumni social events, recently posted communication jobs, tech tips and school news. Here's how to join the alumni Facebook group: Search for "UNF Communication Alumni" and ask to join.

    Applications being accepted by Summer graduates

    Students who have met with their advisor and plan on graduating in the Summer 2022 term can begin applying for graduation. Apply on myWings by clicking: Student Resources> Self Service>Student Records>Graduation Application. The graduation application period runs from April 25 to June 17.

    Summer and Fall 2022 registration tips for B.S. in Communication majors

    As you prepare to register for Summer and Fall 2022 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 advisor, Brittani Dalton brittani.dalton@unf.edu, is happy to see what your options are.

    For Advertising students

    Good "major electives" that are available:

    For Summer 2022: ADV 4930-Global Promotion Strategies, PUR 3000-Principles of Public Relations, MMC 4732-Social Media Management

    For Fall 2022: MMC 3402-Political Advertising, MMC 3001-Social Media for Communication, PUR 3000-Principles of Public Relations; ADV 3812-Integrated Marketing Communication, MMC 4630-Understanding Emerging Media

    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 (the one exception is COM 4430-International Communication).

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

    For Summer 2022: RTV 3001-Principles of Broadcasting, RTV 4291-Narrative Production, MMC 4732-Social Media Management

    For Fall 2022: MMC 3001-Social Media for Communication, RTV 3220C-TV Production/Visual Arts TV; COM 4430-International Communication, MMC 4630- Understanding Emerging Media, RTV 4581-Lighting for Production

    For Digital Video Production students

    Tips to remember: RTV 3221-Digital Video Editing is now a required core course in the production concentration if you started in Fall 2019 or later. Otherwise, RTV 3221 is an elective.

    Good "major electives" in Production that are available:

    For Summer 2022: RTV 3001-Principles of Broadcasting; RTV 4291-Narrative Production 

    For Fall 2022: RTV 4581-Lighting for Production, RTV 3220C TV Production/Visual Arts TV, MMC 4500-History of Mass Communication; COM 4561-Strategic Social Media

    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:

    For Summer 2022: ADV 4930-Global Promotion Strategies, ADV 3008-Principles of Advertising, SPC 4064-Public Speaking for Professionals, MMC 4732-Social Media Management

    For Fall 2022: 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 3001-Social Media for Communication, MMC 4630-Understanding Emerging Media, 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 and Fall 2022 registration tips for B.A. in Communication Studies majors

    As you prepare to register for Summer and Fall 2022 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 advisor, Liz Wondell (l.wondell@unf.edu), is happy to see what your options are.

    Those students who would like to take a required class that they don't see offered should contact their advisor.

    Tips to remember: For your final course in the major, you have the choice of either taking MMC 4975-Internship Senior Project or taking COM 4301-Communication Theory & Research Methods. Please note that both courses have pre-requisites. More details on the Communication Studies webpage.

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

    For Summer 2022: COM 4044-Lying & Deception, MMC 2701-Communicating Across Cultures, SPC 4064-Public Speaking for Professionals

    For Fall 2022: COM 4561-Strategic Social Media, COM 4301-Communication Theory & Research Methods, COMM 4430-International Communication, SPC 4064-Public Speaking for Professionals, MMC 2701-Communicating Across Cultures

    Summer and Fall 2022 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 2022: MMC 6206-Ethics in Communication Management.

    Good "school electives" that are available for Summer 2022: COM 5627-Lying & Deception, MMC 6730-Social Media Management

    "Core Requirement" courses being offered in Fall 2022: MMC 6006-Strategic Communication Theory, MMC 6256-Foundations of Communication Management, MMC 6421-Quantitative Research Methods

    Good "school electives" that are available for Fall 2022: MMC 5267-Current Issues in Emerging Media

    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.

    Informational session offered soon about our M.S. in Communication Management

    Those interested in applying for the School of Communication's master's degree in communication management can click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0V-TTTvhPc to watch the video.

    You are also invited to attend one of the following informational sessions on Zoom (just provide your e-mail address to our graduate director, Dr. Stephynie Perkins: sperkins@unf.edu):

    • May 19, 6 to 7 p.m.
    • June 16, 6 to 7 p.m.

    For more information about the degree, please visit our master’s website UNF - COAS: Communication - master of science in communication management.

    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 2022 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 Director may do so via e-mail or other means. There is 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 25 Edition

    2022 spring graduates invited to school's graduation reception

    Spring 2022 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, Friday, May 6, 2-3 p.m. in the Student Union, Bldg. 58W, Room 3805 (the room number has been changed). That leaves you and family members plenty of time to attend Commencement, which begins at 4 p.m. 

    This reception will give graduates the chance to say goodbye to favorite professors and classmates. Light refreshments will be provided. The school will also recognize the 2021-2022 Outstanding Graduates in the various disciplines, as well as honor scholarship winners, and talk about the benefits of joining the school's alumni association. Please RSVP to commstu1@unf.edu by April 28 how many will be in your party for our graduation reception.

    Congratulations to our Outstanding Graduates

    The faculty of the School of Communication voted to award the following as Outstanding Graduates this year in our various disciplines:
    • B.A. in Communication Studies: Aryana Burkett
    • B.S. in Communication (Advertising): Caylynn Palmer
    • B.S. in Communication (Digital Video Production): Ashley Goebel
    • B.S. in Communication (Multimedia Journalism): Lauren Sapp
    • B.S. in Communication (Public Relations): Rumooz Al Ghanim
    • M.S. in Communication Management: Sydnie Steele

    The winners will be recognized at our graduation reception on May 6.

    Informational sessions about our M.S. in Communication Management

    Those interested in applying for the School of Communication's master's degree in communication management can watch a video by clicking the photo below, or at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0V-TTTvhPc.

    You are also invited to attend one of the following informational sessions on Zoom (just provide your e-mail address to our graduate director, Dr. Stephynie Perkins:  sperkins@unf.edu ):

    • May 19, 6 to 7 p.m.
    • June 16, 6 to 7 p.m.

    For more information about the degree, please visit our master’s website ( UNF - COAS: Communication - master of science in communication management ).

    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 2022 semester.

    Summer and Fall 2022 registration tips for B.S. in Communication major

    As you prepare to register for Summer and Fall 2022 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 advisor, Brittani Dalton brittani.dalton@unf.edu , is happy to see what your options are.

    For Advertising students

    Good "major electives" that are available:

    For Summer 2022 : ADV 4930-Global Promotion Strategies, PUR 3000-Principles of Public Relations, MMC 4732-Social Media Management

    For Fall 2022 : MMC 3402-Political Advertising, MMC 3001-Social Media for Communication, PUR 3000-Principles of Public Relations; ADV 3812-Integrated Marketing Communication, MMC 4630-Understanding Emerging Media

    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 (the one exception is COM 4430-International Communication).

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

    For Summer 2022 : RTV 3001-Principles of Broadcasting, RTV 4291-Narrative Production, MMC 4732-Social Media Management

    For Fall 2022 : MMC 3001-Social Media for Communication, RTV 3220C-TV Production/Visual Arts TV; COM 4430-International Communication, MMC 4630- Understanding Emerging Media, RTV 4581-Lighting for Production

    For Digital Video Production students

    Tips to remember:  RTV 3221-Digital Video Editing is now a required core course in the production concentration if you started in Fall 2019 or later. Otherwise, RTV 3221 is an elective.

    Good "major electives" in Production that are available:

    For Summer 2022 : RTV 3001-Principles of Broadcasting; RTV 4291-Narrative Production 

    For Fall 2022 : RTV 4581-Lighting for Production, RTV 3220C TV Production/Visual Arts TV, MMC 4500-History of Mass Communication; COM 4561-Strategic Social Media

    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:

    For Summer 2022 : ADV 4930-Global Promotion Strategies, ADV 3008-Principles of Advertising, SPC 4064-Public Speaking for Professionals, MMC 4732-Social Media Management

    For Fall 2022 : 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 3001-Social Media for Communication, MMC 4630-Understanding Emerging Media, 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 and Fall 2022 registration tips for B.A. in Communication Studies majors

    As you prepare to register for Summer and Fall 2022 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 advisor, Liz Wondell ( l.wondell@unf.edu ), is happy to see what your options are.

    Those students who would like to take a required class that they don't see offered should contact their advisor.

    Tips to remember:  For your final course in the major, you have the choice of either taking MMC 4975-Internship Senior Project or taking COM 4301-Communication Theory & Research Methods. Please note that both courses have pre-requisites. More details on the Communication Studies webpage.

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

    For Summer 2022 : COM 4044-Lying & Deception, MMC 2701-Communicating Across Cultures, SPC 4064-Public Speaking for Professionals

    For Fall 2022 : COM 4561-Strategic Social Media, COM 4301-Communication Theory & Research Methods, COMM 4430-International Communication, SPC 4064-Public Speaking for Professionals, MMC 2701-Communicating Across Cultures

    Summer and Fall 2022 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 2022:  MMC 6206-Ethics in Communication Management.

    Good "school electives" that are available for Summer 2022 : COM 5627-Lying & Deception, MMC 6730-Social Media Management

    "Core Requirement" courses being offered in Fall 2022 : MMC 6006-Strategic Communication Theory, MMC 6256-Foundations of Communication Management, MMC 6421-Quantitative Research Methods

    Good "school electives" that are available for Fall 2022 : MMC 5267-Current Issues in Emerging Media

    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.

    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 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 18 Edition

    2022 spring graduates invited to school's graduation reception

    Spring 2022 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 2-3 p.m. Friday, May 6, in the Student Union Ballroom, Bldg. 58E, room 3804. That leaves you and family members plenty of time to attend Commencement, which begins at 4 p.m. The reception will give graduates the chance to say goodbye to favorite professors and classmates. Light refreshments will be provided. The school will also recognize the 2021-2022 Outstanding Graduates in the various disciplines, as well as honor scholarship winners, and talk about the benefits of joining the school's alumni association. Please RSVP to commstu1@unf.edu by April 28 how many will be in your party for our graduation reception.

    Summer and Fall 2022 registration tips for B.S. in Communication majors

    As you prepare to register for Summer and Fall 2022 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 advisor, Brittani Dalton brittani.dalton@unf.edu, is happy to see what your options are.

    For Advertising students

    Good "major electives" that are available:

    For Summer 2022: ADV 4930-Global Promotion Strategies, PUR 3000-Principles of Public Relations, MMC 4732-Social Media Management

    For Fall 2022: MMC 3402-Political Advertising, MMC 3001-Social Media for Communication, PUR 3000-Principles of Public Relations; ADV 3812-Integrated Marketing Communication, MMC 4630-Understanding Emerging Media

    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 (the one exception is COM 4430-International Communication).

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

    For Summer 2022: RTV 3001-Principles of Broadcasting, RTV 4291-Narrative Production, MMC 4732-Social Media Management

    For Fall 2022: MMC 3001-Social Media for Communication, RTV 3220C-TV Production/Visual Arts TV; COM 4430-International Communication, MMC 4630- Understanding Emerging Media, RTV 4581-Lighting for Production

    For Digital Video Production students

    Tips to remember: RTV 3221-Digital Video Editing is now a required core course in the production concentration if you started in Fall 2019 or later. Otherwise, RTV 3221 is an elective.

    Good "major electives" in Production that are available:

    For Summer 2022: RTV 3001-Principles of Broadcasting; RTV 4291-Narrative Production 

    For Fall 2022: RTV 4581-Lighting for Production, RTV 3220C TV Production/Visual Arts TV, MMC 4500-History of Mass Communication; COM 4561-Strategic Social Media

    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:

    For Summer 2022: ADV 4930-Global Promotion Strategies, ADV 3008-Principles of Advertising, SPC 4064-Public Speaking for Professionals, MMC 4732-Social Media Management

    For Fall 2022: 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 3001-Social Media for Communication, MMC 4630-Understanding Emerging Media, 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 and Fall 2022 registration tips for B.A. in Communication Studies majors

    As you prepare to register for Summer and Fall 2022 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 advisor, Liz Wondell (l.wondell@unf.edu), is happy to see what your options are.

    Those students who would like to take a required class that they don't see offered should contact their advisor.

    Tips to remember: For your final course in the major, you have the choice of either taking MMC 4975-Internship Senior Project or taking COM 4301-Communication Theory & Research Methods. Please note that both courses have pre-requisites. More details on the Communication Studies webpage.

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

    For Summer 2022: COM 4044-Lying & Deception, MMC 2701-Communicating Across Cultures, SPC 4064-Public Speaking for Professionals

    For Fall 2022: COM 4561-Strategic Social Media, COM 4301-Communication Theory & Research Methods, COMM 4430-International Communication, SPC 4064-Public Speaking for Professionals, MMC 2701-Communicating Across Cultures

    Summer and Fall 2022 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 2022: MMC 6206-Ethics in Communication Management.

    Good "school electives" that are available for Summer 2022: COM 5627-Lying & Deception, MMC 6730-Social Media Management

    "Core Requirement" courses being offered in Fall 2022: MMC 6006-Strategic Communication Theory, MMC 6256-Foundations of Communication Management, MMC 6421-Quantitative Research Methods

    Good "school electives" that are available for Fall 2022: MMC 5267-Current Issues in Emerging Media

    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.

    Looking for a summer class that offers a global perspective?

    Register for ADV4930--Global Promotional Strategies for Summer A! This DL course will help you become familiar with a variety of advertising and public relations strategies and tactics used in the international arena. 

    Students also will gain an understanding of different cultures and the implication this has for advertising and public relations. The course counts as a major elective for advertising and PR students and a free elective for all other Communication students. There are only five spots available. Just email dee.colvin@unf.edu for clearance to register.

    Internships for seniors

    Are you planning to complete your senior internship this summer?
    There are plenty of pre-approved sites which are offering internships face-to-face, remote, or a combination of both. For pre-approved internship sites, go to the communication internship information page and search your major field to see what’s available. 

    Remember, you can’t register for the Senior Internship Class (MMC 4975) until your internship has been approved. The submission deadline for applications has been extended to April 22. Applications for internships can be found on the Communication Majors Canvas Home page or under “Forms” on the Internship website. 

    Internships offered at School of Communication
    The UNF School of Communication is accepting applications for Summer and Fall semester 2022 interns. The internship program provides an essential real-world experience throughout the semester for our 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 fall semester we expect to fill those positions and an additional production TriCaster director with flexible hours. So, why wait to set up your internship for summer and fall when you have the opportunity right now?

    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.

    In addition, the SoC is accepting resumes for the social media intern for both the department and Inside Swoop in 90.

    Contact Professor Ken Thomas at k.thomas@unf.edu for more information or email your resume for these positions. Visit the SoC's internship site for the senior internship requirements and applications.

    Informational session April 21 about our M.S. in Communication Management

    Those interested in applying for the School of Communication's master's degree in communication management can click on the link to watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0V-TTTvhPc.

    You are also invited to attend one of the following informational sessions on Zoom (just provide your e-mail address to our graduate director, Dr. Stephynie Perkins: sperkins@unf.edu):

    • April 21, 6 to 7 p.m.
    • May 19, 6 to 7 p.m.
    • June 16, 6 to 7 p.m.

    For more information about the degree, please visit our master’s website (UNF - COAS: Communication - master of science in communication management).

    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 2022 semester.

    Alumni Profiles: What are they doing now and what's their advice to current students?

    Aisling Glocke is a photographer in training at News4Jax. She graduated UNF a year ago with a degree in communication and a focus in digital video production. Faith VanPelt interviewed Aisling Glocke in Jacksonville. Video link: https://www.facebook.com/unfcomm/videos/490306205702832

  • April 11th Edition

    Attend the Multimedia Club meeting

    The UNF Multimedia Club will hold its last meeting of the semester at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, in the Communication Lab, Building 14D, room 1008. On the agenda are club officer elections for the 2022-2023 school year, summer events and guest speaker Professor Frank Goodin. Come and hear the club's plans for the summer. Plus, get an insightful viewpoint from Professor Goodin about the world of digital video production and more. For more information, email k.thomas@unf.edu.

    Resubmit FloridaShines applications

    Students who applied between March 22-29 to take courses at another college as a transient student will need to reapply at FloridaShines. Students must apply at FloridaShines to take courses at another college, and it was not accessible to UNF students who tried to submit applications during that time. For more information about transient enrollment at another institution, visit https://www.unf.edu/ugstudies/FYA/transient-students.html or meet with your academic advisor.

    Summer and Fall 2022 registration tips for B.S. in Communication majors

    As you prepare to register for Summer and Fall 2022 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 advisor, Brittani Dalton brittani.dalton@unf.edu, is happy to see what your options are.

    For Advertising students

    Good "major electives" that are available:

    For Summer 2022: ADV 4930-Global Promotion Strategies, PUR 3000-Principles of Public Relations, MMC 4732-Social Media Management

    For Fall 2022: MMC 3402-Political Advertising, MMC 3001-Social Media for Communication, PUR 3000-Principles of Public Relations; ADV 3812-Integrated Marketing Communication, MMC 4630-Understanding Emerging Media

    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 (the one exception is COM 4430-International Communication).

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

    For Summer 2022: RTV 3001-Principles of Broadcasting, RTV 4291-Narrative Production, MMC 4732-Social Media Management

    For Fall 2022: MMC 3001-Social Media for Communication, RTV 3220C-TV Production/Visual Arts TV; COM 4430-International Communication, MMC 4630- Understanding Emerging Media, RTV 4581-Lighting for Production

    For Digital Video Production students

    Tips to remember: RTV 3221-Digital Video Editing is now a required core course in the production concentration if you started in Fall 2019 or later. Otherwise, RTV 3221 is an elective.

    Good "major electives" in Production that are available:

    For Summer 2022: RTV 3001-Principles of Broadcasting; RTV 4291-Narrative Production 

    For Fall 2022: RTV 4581-Lighting for Production, RTV 3220C TV Production/Visual Arts TV, MMC 4500-History of Mass Communication; COM 4561-Strategic Social Media

    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:

    For Summer 2022: ADV 4930-Global Promotion Strategies, ADV 3008-Principles of Advertising, SPC 4064-Public Speaking for Professionals, MMC 4732-Social Media Management

    For Fall 2022: 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 3001-Social Media for Communication, MMC 4630-Understanding Emerging Media, 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 and Fall 2022 registration tips for B.A. in Communication Studies majors

    As you prepare to register for Summer and Fall 2022 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 advisor, Liz Wondell (l.wondell@unf.edu), is happy to see what your options are.

    Those students who would like to take a required class that they don't see offered should contact their advisor.

    Tips to remember: For your final course in the major, you have the choice of either taking MMC 4975-Internship Senior Project or taking COM 4301-Communication Theory & Research Methods. Please note that both courses have pre-requisites. More details on the Communication Studies webpage.

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

    For Summer 2022: COM 4044-Lying & Deception, MMC 2701-Communicating Across Cultures, SPC 4064-Public Speaking for Professionals

    For Fall 2022: COM 4561-Strategic Social Media, COM 4301-Communication Theory & Research Methods, COMM 4430-International Communication, SPC 4064-Public Speaking for Professionals, MMC 2701-Communicating Across Cultures

    Summer and Fall 2022 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 2022: MMC 6206-Ethics in Communication Management.

    Good "school electives" that are available for Summer 2022: COM 5627-Lying & Deception, MMC 6730-Social Media Management

    "Core Requirement" courses being offered in Fall 2022: MMC 6006-Strategic Communication Theory, MMC 6256-Foundations of Communication Management, MMC 6421-Quantitative Research Methods

    Good "school electives" that are available for Fall 2022: MMC 5267-Current Issues in Emerging Media

    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.

    Looking for a summer class that offers a global perspective? 

    Register for Global Promotional Strategies for Summer A! This DL course will help you become familiar with a variety of advertising and public relations strategies and tactics used in the international arena. 

    Students also will gain an understanding of different cultures and the implication this has for advertising and public relations. The course counts as a major elective for advertising and PR students and a free elective for all other Communication students. There are only five spots available. Just email dee.colvin@unf.edu for clearance to register.

    Internships for seniors

    Are you planning to complete your senior internship this summer?
    There are plenty of pre-approved sites which are offering internships face-to-face, remote, or a combination of both. For pre-approved internship sites, go to the communication internship information page and search your major field to see what’s available. 

    Remember, you can’t register for the Senior Internship Class (MMC 4975) until your internship has been approved. The submission deadline for applications is April 15. Applications for internships can be found on the Communication Majors Canvas Home page or under “Forms” on the Internship website. 

    Internships offered at School of Communication

    The UNF School of Communication is accepting applications for Summer and Fall semester 2022 interns. The internship program provides an essential real-world experience throughout the semester for our 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 fall semester we expect to fill those positions and an additional production TriCaster director with flexible hours. So, why wait to set up your internship for summer and fall when you have the opportunity right now?

    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.

    In addition, the SoC is accepting resumes for the social media intern for both the department and Inside Swoop in 90.

    Contact Professor Ken Thomas at k.thomas@unf.edu for more information or email your resume for these positions. Visit the SoC's internship site for the senior internship requirements and applications.

    Internship opportunities available at media companies
    College sophomores, juniors, and seniors with a 3.0 or higher who are interested in gaining on-the-job experience in journalism, sales, marketing, production, and creative services are encouraged to apply for paid internships via the Emma Bowen Foundation, a media and tech diversity organization: https://www.emmabowenfoundation.com/application_info.

    Attention Seniors: If you secure an internship with the Emma Bowen Foundation and plan to use it to meet the MMC4975 senior internship course requirement, you will need to submit Application B and all required documents to commstu1@unf.edu by April 15.

    Informational session next week about our M.S. in Communication Management

    Those interested in applying for the School of Communication's master's degree in communication management can click on the link to watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0V-TTTvhPc.

    You are also invited to attend one of the following informational sessions on Zoom (just provide your e-mail address to our graduate director, Dr. Stephynie Perkins: sperkins@unf.edu):

    • April 21, 6 to 7 p.m.
    • May 19, 6 to 7 p.m.
    • June 16, 6 to 7 p.m.

    For more information about the degree, please visit our master’s website (UNF - COAS: Communication - master of science in communication management).

    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 2022 semester.

    Alumni Profiles: What are they doing now and what's their advice to current students?
    Matthew Farina, class of 2018, is using his communication skills to excel in business. Matthew is a commercial account executive at Miro, a software company based in Austin, Texas. Eden Resnik interviewed Matthew via Zoom. Video link: https://www.facebook.com/unfcomm/videos/440348821136393.

  • April 4th Edition

    Advisor change begins April 4

    Beginning Monday, April 4, there will be a new interim advisor for all B.A. in Communication Studies students. Liz Wondell (l.wondell@unf.edu) is located in Building 51, room 2500. The contact information for the College of Arts & Sciences Advising Office is asadv@unf.edu or (904) 620-2797.

    Resubmit FloridaShines applications

    Students who applied between March 22-29 to take courses at another college as a transient student, will need to reapply at FloridaShines. Students must apply at FloridaShines to take courses at another college, and it was not accessible to UNF students who tried to submit applications during that time. For more information about transient enrollment at another institution, visit https://www.unf.edu/ugstudies/FYA/transient-student.html or meet with your academic advisor.

    Summer and Fall 2022 registration tips for B.S. in Communication majors

    As you prepare to register for Summer and Fall 2022 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 advisor, Brittani Dalton brittani.dalton@unf.edu, is happy to see what your options are.

    For Advertising students

    Good "major electives" that are available:

    For Summer 2022: ADV 4930-Global Promotion Strategies, PUR 3000-Principles of Public Relations, MMC 4732-Social Media Management

    For Fall 2022: MMC 3402-Political Advertising, MMC 3001-Social Media for Communication, PUR 3000-Principles of Public Relations; ADV 3812-Integrated Marketing Communication, MMC 4630-Understanding Emerging Media

    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 (the one exception is COM 4430-International Communication).

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

    For Summer 2022: RTV 3001-Principles of Broadcasting, RTV 4291-Narrative Production, MMC 4732-Social Media Management

    For Fall 2022: MMC 3001-Social Media for Communication, RTV 3220C-TV Production/Visual Arts TV; COM 4430-International Communication, MMC 4630- Understanding Emerging Media, RTV 4581-Lighting for Production

    For Digital Video Production students

    Tips to remember: RTV 3221-Digital Video Editing is now a required core course in the production concentration if you started in Fall 2019 or later. Otherwise, RTV 3221 is an elective.

    Good "major electives" in Production that are available:

    For Summer 2022: RTV 3001-Principles of Broadcasting; RTV 4291-Narrative Production 

    For Fall 2022: RTV 4581-Lighting for Production, RTV 3220C TV Production/Visual Arts TV, MMC 4500-History of Mass Communication; COM 4561-Strategic Social Media

    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:

    For Summer 2022: ADV 4930-Global Promotion Strategies, ADV 3008-Principles of Advertising, SPC 4064-Public Speaking for Professionals, MMC 4732-Social Media Management

    For Fall 2022: 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 3001-Social Media for Communication, MMC 4630-Understanding Emerging Media, 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 and Fall 2022 registration tips for B.A. in Communication Studies majors

    As you prepare to register for Summer and Fall 2022 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 advisor, Liz Wondell (l.wondell@unf.edu), is happy to see what your options are.

    Those students who would like to take a required class that they don't see offered should contact their advisor.

    Tips to remember: For your final course in the major, you have the choice of either taking MMC 4975-Internship Senior Project or taking COM 4301-Communication Theory & Research Methods. Please note that both courses have pre-requisites. More details on the Communication Studies webpage.

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

    For Summer 2022: COM 4044-Lying & Deception, MMC 2701-Communicating Across Cultures, SPC 4064-Public Speaking for Professionals

    For Fall 2022: COM 4561-Strategic Social Media, COM 4301-Communication Theory & Research Methods, COMM 4430-International Communication, SPC 4064-Public Speaking for Professionals, MMC 2701-Communicating Across Cultures

    Summer and Fall 2022 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 2022: MMC 6206-Ethics in Communication Management.

    Good "school electives" that are available for Summer 2022: COM 5627-Lying & Deception, MMC 6730-Social Media Management

    "Core Requirement" courses being offered in Fall 2022: MMC 6006-Strategic Communication Theory, MMC 6256-Foundations of Communication Management, MMC 6421-Quantitative Research Methods

    Good "school electives" that are available for Fall 2022: MMC 5267-Current Issues in Emerging Media

    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.

    Looking for a summer class that offers a global perspective? 

    Register for Global Promotional Strategies for Summer A! This DL course will help you become familiar with a variety of advertising and public relations strategies and tactics used in the international arena. 

    Students also will gain an understanding of different cultures and the implication this has for advertising and public relations. The course counts as a major elective for advertising and PR students and a free elective for all other Communication students. There are only five spots available. Just email dee.colvin@unf.edu for clearance to register.

    Are you planning to complete your senior internship this summer?

    There are plenty of pre-approved sites which are offering internships face-to-face, remote, or a combination of both. For pre-approved internship sites, go to the communication internship information page and search your major field to see what’s available. 

    Remember, you can’t register for the Senior Internship Class (MMC 4975) until your internship has been approved. The submission deadline for applications is April 15. Applications for internships can be found on the Communication Majors Canvas Home page or under “Forms” on the Internship website. 

    Internship opportunities available at media companies

    College sophomores, juniors, and seniors with a 3.0 or higher who are interested in gaining on-the-job experience in journalism, sales, marketing, production, and creative services are encouraged to apply for paid internships via the Emma Bowen Foundation, a media and tech diversity organization: https://www.emmabowenfoundation.com/application_info.

    Internships offered at School of Communication

    The UNF School of Communication is accepting applications for Summer and Fall semester 2022 interns. The internship program provides an essential real-world experience throughout the semester for our 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 fall semester we expect to fill those positions and an additional production TriCaster director with flexible hours. So, why wait to set up your internship for summer and fall when you have the opportunity right now?

    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.

    In addition, the SoC is accepting resumes for the social media intern for both the department and Inside Swoop in 90.

    Contact Professor Ken Thomas at k.thomas@unf.edu for more information or email your resume for these positions. Visit the SoC's internship site for the senior internship requirements and applications.

    Informational sessions about our M.S. in Communication Management

    Those interested in applying for the School of Communication's master's degree in communication management can click on the link or photo below to watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0V-TTTvhPc.

    You are also invited to attend one of the following informational sessions on Zoom (just provide your e-mail address to our graduate director, Dr. Stephynie Perkins: sperkins@unf.edu):

    April 21, 6 to 7 p.m.

    May 19, 6 to 7 p.m.

    June 16, 6 to 7 p.m.

    For more information about the degree, please visit our master’s website (UNF - COAS: Communication - master of science in communication management).

    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 2022 and fall 2022 semesters.

    Alumni Profiles: What are they doing now and what's their advice to current students?

    Tracey Kyles is a graduate assistant and Ph.D. student at the University of Florida. Tracey graduated with a master’s in communication management from University of North Florida in 2021. Her research focuses on media psychology, communication technology, and brand management. Jadah Foltz interviewed Tracey in Jacksonville. Video link: https://www.facebook.com/unfcomm/videos/330451182003567

  • March 28 Edition

    Summer and Fall 2022 registration tips for B.S. in Communication majors

    As you prepare to register for Summer and Fall 2022 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 advisor, Brittani Dalton brittani.dalton@unf.edu, is happy to see what your options are.

    For Advertising students

    Good "major electives" that are available:

    For Summer 2022: ADV 4930-Global Promotion Strategies, PUR 3000-Principles of Public Relations, MMC 4732-Social Media Management

    For Fall 2022: MMC 3402-Political Advertising, MMC 3001-Social Media for Communication, PUR 3000-Principles of Public Relations; ADV 3812-Integrated Marketing Communication, MMC 4630-Understanding Emerging Media

    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 (the one exception is COM 4430-International Communication).

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

    For Summer 2022: RTV 3001-Principles of Broadcasting, RTV 4291-Narrative Production, MMC 4732-Social Media Management

    For Fall 2022: MMC 3001-Social Media for Communication, RTV 3220C-TV Production/Visual Arts TV; COM 4430-International Communication, MMC 4630- Understanding Emerging Media, RTV 4581-Lighting for Production

    For Digital Video Production students

    Tips to remember: RTV 3221-Digital Video Editing is now a required core course in the production concentration if you started in Fall 2019 or later. Otherwise, RTV 3221 is an elective.

    Good "major electives" in Production that are available:

    For Summer 2022: RTV 3001-Principles of Broadcasting; RTV 4291-Narrative Production 

    For Fall 2022: RTV 4581-Lighting for Production, RTV 3220C TV Production/Visual Arts TV, MMC 4500-History of Mass Communication; COM 4561-Strategic Social Media

    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:

    For Summer 2022: ADV 4930-Global Promotion Strategies, ADV 3008-Principles of Advertising, SPC 4064-Public Speaking for Professionals, MMC 4732-Social Media Management

    For Fall 2022: 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 3001-Social Media for Communication, MMC 4630-Understanding Emerging Media, 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 and Fall 2022 registration tips for B.A. in Communication Studies majors

    As you prepare to register for Summer and Fall 2022 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 advisor, Brett Woodle, is happy to see what your options are.

    Those students who would like to take a required class that they don't see offered should contact their advisor.

    Tips to remember: For your final course in the major, you have the choice of either taking MMC 4975-Internship Senior Project or taking COM 4301-Communication Theory & Research Methods. Please note that both courses have pre-requisites. More details on the Communication Studies webpage.

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

    For Summer 2022: COM 4044-Lying & Deception, MMC 2701-Communicating Across Cultures, SPC 4064-Public Speaking for Professionals

    For Fall 2022: COM 4561-Strategic Social Media, COM 4301-Communication Theory & Research Methods, COMM 4430-International Communication, SPC 4064-Public Speaking for Professionals, MMC 2701-Communicating Across Cultures

    Summer and Fall 2022 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 2022: MMC 6206-Ethics in Communication Management.

    Good "school electives" that are available for Summer 2022: COM 5627-Lying & Deception, MMC 6730-Social Media Management

    "Core Requirement" courses being offered in Fall 2022: MMC 6006-Strategic Communication Theory, MMC 6256-Foundations of Communication Management, MMC 6421-Quantitative Research Methods

    Good "school electives" that are available for Fall 2022: MMC 5267-Current Issues in Emerging Media

    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.

    Looking for a summer class that offers a global perspective? 

    Register for Global Promotional Strategies for Summer A! This DL course will help you become familiar with a variety of advertising and public relations strategies and tactics used in the international arena. 

    Students also will gain an understanding of different cultures and the implication this has for advertising and public relations. The course counts as a major elective for advertising and PR students and a free elective for all other Communication students. There are only five spots available. Just email dee.colvin@unf.edu for clearance to register.

    Are you planning to complete your senior internship this summer?

    There are plenty of pre-approved sites which are offering internships face-to-face, remote, or a combination of both. For pre-approved internship sites, go to the communication internship information page and search your major field to see what’s available. 

    Remember, you can’t register for the Senior Internship Class (MMC 4975) until your internship has been approved. The submission deadline for applications is April 15. Applications for internships can be found on the Communication Majors Canvas Home page or under “Forms” on the Internship website. 

    Internship opportunities available at media companies

    College sophomores, juniors, and seniors with a 3.0 or higher who are interested in gaining on-the-job experience in journalism, sales, marketing, production, and creative services are encouraged to apply for paid internships via the Emma Bowen Foundation, a media and tech diversity organization: https://www.emmabowenfoundation.com/application_info.

    Internships offered at School of Communication

    The UNF School of Communication is accepting applications for Summer and Fall semester 2022 interns. The internship program provides an essential real-world experience throughout the semester for our 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 fall semester we expect to fill those positions and an additional production TriCaster director with flexible hours. So, why wait to set up your internship for summer and fall when you have the opportunity right now?

    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.

    In addition, the SoC is accepting resumes for the social media intern for both the department and Inside Swoop in 90.

    Contact Professor Ken Thomas at k.thomas@unf.edu for more information or email your resume for these positions. Visit the SoC's internship site for the senior internship requirements and applications.

    Informational sessions 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 video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0V-TTTvhPc 

    You are also invited to attend one of the following informational sessions on Zoom (just provide your e-mail address to our graduate director, Dr. Stephynie Perkins: sperkins@unf.edu):

    • April 21, 6 to 7 p.m.
    • May 19, 6 to 7 p.m.
    • June 16, 6 to 7 p.m.

    For more information about the degree, please visit our master’s website (UNF - COAS: Communication - master of science in communication management).

    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 2022 and fall 2022 semesters.

    Alumni Profiles: What are they doing now and what's their advice to current students?

    Check out this video about 2017 UNF multimedia journalism grad Morgan Yonge. She is putting her skills to use outside of the traditional world of journalism. Yonge shows how her storytelling experience easily translates into other fields, including real estate. Caterina Calabretta interviewed Morgan Yonge in Jacksonville. Video link: https://www.facebook.com/unfcomm/videos/420421736148470

  • March 21st Edition

    Summer and Fall 2022 registration tips for B.S. in Communication majors

    As you prepare to register for Summer and Fall 2022 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 advisor, Brittani Dalton brittani.dalton@unf.edu, is happy to see what your options are.

    For Advertising students

    Good "major electives" that are available: 

    For Summer 2022: ADV 4930-Global Promotion Strategies, PUR 3000-Principles of Public Relations, MMC 4732-Social Media Management 

    For Fall 2022: MMC 3402-Political Advertising, MMC 3001-Social Media for Communication, PUR 3000-Principles of Public Relations; ADV 3812-Integrated Marketing Communication, MMC 4630-Understanding Emerging Media 

    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 (the one exception is COM 4430-International Communication). 

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

    For Summer 2022: RTV 3001-Principles of Broadcasting, RTV 4291-Narrative Production, MMC 4732-Social Media Management 

    For Fall 2022: MMC 3001-Social Media for Communication, RTV 3220C-TV Production/Visual Arts TV; COM 4430-International Communication, MMC 4630- Understanding Emerging Media, RTV 4581-Lighting for Production 

    For Digital Video Production students

    Tips to remember: RTV 3221-Digital Video Editing is now a required core course in the production concentration if you started in Fall 2019 or later. Otherwise, RTV 3221 is an elective. 

    Good "major electives" in Production that are available: 

    For Summer 2022: RTV 3001-Principles of Broadcasting; RTV 4291-Narrative Production 

    For Fall 2022: RTV 4581-Lighting for Production, RTV 3220C TV Production/Visual Arts TV, MMC 4500-History of Mass Communication; COM 4561-Strategic Social Media 

    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: 

    For Summer 2022: ADV 4930-Global Promotion Strategies, ADV 3008-Principles of Advertising, SPC 4064-Public Speaking for Professionals, MMC 4732-Social Media Management 

    For Fall 2022: 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 3001-Social Media for Communication, MMC 4630-Understanding Emerging Media, 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 and Fall 2022 registration tips for B.A. in Communication Studies majors

    As you prepare to register for Summer and Fall 2022 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 advisor, Brett Woodle, is happy to see what your options are.

    Those students who would like to take a required class that they don't see offered should contact their advisor.

    Tips to remember: For your final course in the major, you have the choice of either taking MMC 4975-Internship Senior Project or taking COM 4301-Communication Theory & Research Methods. Please note that both courses have pre-requisites. More details on the Community Studies webpage. 

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

    For Summer 2022: COM 4044-Lying & Deception, MMC 2701-Communicating Across Cultures, SPC 4064-Public Speaking for Professionals 

    For Fall 2022: COM 4561-Strategic Social Media, COM 4301-Communication Theory & Research Methods, COMM 4430-International Communication, SPC 4064-Public Speaking for Professionals, MMC 2701-Communicating Across Cultures 

    Summer and Fall 2022 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 2022: MMC 6206-Ethics in Communication Management. 

    Good "school electives" that are available for Summer 2022: COM 5627-Lying & Deception, MMC 6730-Social Media Management 

    "Core Requirement" courses being offered in Fall 2022: MMC 6006-Strategic Communication Theory, MMC 6256-Foundations of Communication Management, MMC 6421-Quantitative Research Methods 

    Good "school electives" that are available for Fall 2022: COM 5126-Organizational Communication, MMC 5267-Current Issues in Emerging Media 

    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.

    Are you planning to complete your senior internship this summer?

    There are plenty of pre-approved sites which are offering internships face-to-face, remote, or a combination of both. For pre-approved internship sites, go to the communication internship information page and search your major field to see what’s available. 

    Remember, you can’t register for the Senior Internship Class (MMC 4975) until your internship has been approved. The submission deadline for applications is April 15. Applications for internships can be found on the Communication Majors Canvas Home page or under “Forms” on the Internship website. 

    Internships offered at School of Communication

    The UNF School of Communication is accepting applications for Summer and Fall semester 2022 interns. The internship program provides an essential real-world experience throughout the semester for our 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 fall semester we expect to fill those positions and an additional production TriCaster director with flexible hours. So, why wait to set up your internship for summer and fall when you have the opportunity right now?

    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.

    In addition, the SoC is accepting resumes for the social media intern for both the department and Inside Swoop in 90.

    Contact Professor Ken Thomas at k.thomas@unf.edu for more information or email your resume for these positions. Visit the SoC's internship site for the senior internship requirements and applications.

    Informational sessions 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 video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0V-TTTvhPc.

    You are also invited to attend one of the following informational sessions on Zoom (just provide your e-mail address to our graduate director, Dr. Stephynie Perkins: sperkins@unf.edu):

    • April 21, 6 to 7 p.m.
    • May 19, 6 to 7 p.m.
    • June 16, 6 to 7 p.m.

    For more information about the degree, please visit our master’s website (UNF - COAS: Communication - master of science in communication management).

    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 2022 and fall 2022 semesters.

    Alumni Profiles: What are they doing now and what's their advice to current students?

    Patrick Lloyd is a 2017 multimedia journalism alum. He is an anchor and reporter at an NBC-affiliate in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Patrick received his first TV experience here in Jacksonville at First Coast News. He worked as a video editor and photographer while still finishing his studies at UNF. Hayley Jones interviewed Patrick Lloyd via Zoom. B-roll is courtesy of Patrick Lloyd. Video link: https://www.facebook.com/unfcomm/videos/1220186831823980.

  • March 14 Edition

    Washington Post podcast featured communication professor about Ukraine

    Dr. Nataliya Roman, a UNF School of Communication journalism professor, talked to TV and radio stations about the invasion of Ukraine, her homeland. She most recently was interviewed in a Washington Post podcast. She also was interviewed by First Coast News Feb. 24, Action News Jax Feb. 26, Melissa Ross on WJCT Feb. 28, and The Washington Post on Feb. 28. 

    Are you planning to complete your senior internship this summer?

    There are plenty of pre-approved sites which are offering internships face-to-face, remote, or a combination of both. For pre-approved internship sites, go to the communication internship information page and search your major field to see what’s available. 

    Remember, you can’t register for the Senior Internship Class (MMC 4975) until your internship has been approved. The submission deadline for applications is April 15. Applications for internships can be found on the Communication Majors Canvas Home page or under “Forms” on the Internship website. 

    PRSSA extends membership deadline

     Tuesday, March 15, is the new deadline set by the Public Relations Student Society of America, for national membership. PRSSA is one of the most prestigious communication-related professional groups with 11,000 student members and 300+ chapters around the globe.  

    It’s easy to join. Just go to the PRSSA website at https://prssa.prsa.org/join-prssa/ and click on the Join or Renew link. For an annual fee of $55, you’ll have access to a wealth of information like internships and job openings, meeting professionals in the field, and scholarship opportunities.

    If you have questions about national membership, contact the PRSSA Faculty Advisor, Professor Bobbi Doggett, APR at rdoggett@unf.edu.

    Want to spend part of your summer in France? 

    Enhance your academic experience! Apply by March 18 and you can fulfill your graduation requirements while experiencing a different part of the world. Earn six credit hours and spend two weeks studying in beautiful Nantes and three days touring Paris. Students in the advertising and public relations tracks can use the credits toward their major electives. All other UNF students can use them toward free electives.  

    Contact Dee Colvin at dee.colvin@unf.edu for more information.

    Informational sessions 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 our video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0V-TTTvhPc.

    You are also invited to attend one of the following informational sessions on Zoom (just provide your e-mail address to our graduate director, Dr. Stephynie Perkins: sperkins@unf.edu):

    • April 21, 6 to 7 p.m.
    • May 19, 6 to 7 p.m.
    • June 16, 6 to 7 p.m.

    For more information about the degree, please visit our master’s website (UNF - COAS: Communication - master of science in communication management).

    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 2022 and fall 2022 semesters.

    Alumni Profiles: What are they doing now and what's their advice to current students? 

    Liz Norton is a creative manager at Prime6 Brands in Cologne, Germany. Liz graduated from UNF in 2018. She studied multimedia journalism. Kasey Batchelor interviewed Liz via Zoom. Video link: https://www.facebook.com/unfcomm/videos/3390556621274311.

  • March 7th Edition

    TV, radio stations interview communication professor about Ukraine

    Dr. Nataliya Roman, a UNF journalism professor, talked to TV and radio stations about the invasion of Ukraine, her homeland. She was interviewed by First Coast News Feb. 24, Action News Jax Feb. 26, Melissa Ross on WJCT Feb. 28, and The Washington Post on Feb. 28. 

    Are you planning to complete your senior internship this summer?

    There are plenty of pre-approved sites which are offering internships face-to-face, remote, or a combination of both. For pre-approved internship sites, go to the communication internship information page and search your major field to see what’s available. 

    Remember, you can’t register for the Senior Internship Class (MMC 4975) until your internship has been approved. The submission deadline for applications is April 15. Applications for internships can be found on the Communication Majors Canvas Home page or under “Forms” on the Internship website. 

    PRSSA extends membership deadline

    Tuesday, March 15, is the new deadline set by the Public Relations Student Society of America, for national membership. PRSSA is one of the most prestigious communication-related professional groups with 11,000 student members and 300+ chapters around the globe.  

    It’s easy to join. Just go to the PRSSA website at https://prssa.prsa.org/join-prssa/ and click on the Join or Renew link. For an annual fee of $55, you’ll have access to a wealth of information like internships and job openings, meeting professionals in the field, and scholarship opportunities.

    If you have questions about national membership, contact the PRSSA Faculty Advisor, Professor Bobbi Doggett, APR at rdoggett@unf.edu.

    CIRT student job opening

    The Center for Instruction and Research Technology is seeking an innovative, tech-savvy student to join the Creative Team.

    Both undergraduate and graduate students interested in graphic/web design, media production, or computer support looking for a job on campus are welcome to apply. CIRT will train students who may possess less technical experience but are willing to learn new skills.  

    Students can find the position at https://https://www.unfjobs.org/

    Spinnaker is now hiring

    Spinnaker is the student-run media outlet for the University of North Florida. Spinnaker has several paid positions in the Newsroom, Spinnaker Radio, the Business department, and Creative Services. 

    Positions are posted, as they become open, to unfjobs.org. For more information about Spinnaker, please visit https://www.unf.edu/student-media/ or https://unfspinnaker.com/.

    Please note you must be continuously enrolled at UNF for the duration of the position and not be on academic probation or suspension as defined by the most recent University of North Florida course catalog to be eligible for any of the positions.

    Informational sessions 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 our video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0V-TTTvhPc.

    You are also invited to attend one of the following informational sessions on Zoom (just provide your e-mail address to our graduate director, Dr. Stephynie Perkins: sperkins@unf.edu):

    • April 21, 6 to 7 p.m.
    • May 19, 6 to 7 p.m.
    • June 16, 6 to 7 p.m.

    For more information about the degree, please visit our master’s website (UNF - COAS: Communication - master of science in communication management).

    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 2022 and fall 2022 semesters

    Alumni Profiles: What are they doing now and what's their advice to current students?

    After graduating in 2019 with Master’s in Communication Management, Ronnesha Rodgers joined UNF’s Marketing and Communications department as a social media specialist. Sierra Stuckey interviewed Ronnesha Rodgers at UNF. Video link: https://www.facebook.com/unfcomm/videos/887651332117965

  • February 28 Edition

    School of Communication Internship + Job Fair

    The School of Communication is hosting its annual Internship + Job Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, in the Student Union Ballroom, Student Union West. Students can meet around 40 employers offering internships and/or jobs in advertising, journalism, digital video production or public relations. Come dressed for success and bring your resume (and please wear a mask) to learn about all the exciting internships and career opportunities in the communication field. For more information and a list of registered employers, visit the internship fair website.

    Coders needed for Summer 2022

    Two undergraduate and/or graduate students are needed to work with Dr. Christa Arnold and Dr. Margaret Stewart this summer. Students will be asked to code information from a research survey regarding Deception on Social Media. A training session on how to code the deception on social media data will be provided by Arnold and Stewart. Coders are needed for 40 hours during Summer C and will be paid $12 per hour.

    If you are interested in this summer position, please email your resume to christa.arnold@unf.edu .

    If you would like more information or have any questions, email christa.arnold@unf.edu and/or m.c.stewart@unf.edu .

    Are you planning to complete your senior internship this summer?

    There are plenty of pre-approved sites which are offering internships face-to-face, remote, or a combination of both. For pre-approved internship sites, go to the communication internship information page and search your major field to see what’s available. 

    Remember, you can’t register for the Senior Internship Class (MMC 4975) until your internship has been approved. The submission deadline for applications is April 15. Applications for internships can be found on the Communication Majors Canvas Home page or under “Forms” on the Internship website. 

    CIRT student job opening 

    The Center for Instruction and Research Technology is seeking an innovative, tech-savvy student to join the Creative Team.

    Both undergraduate and graduate students interested in graphic/web design, media production, or computer support looking for a job on campus are welcome to apply. CIRT will train students who may possess less technical experience but are willing to learn new skills.  

    Students can find the position at  https://www.unfjobs.org/postings/19271 

    Spinnaker is now hiring

    Spinnaker is the student-run media outlet for the University of North Florida. Spinnaker has several paid positions in the Newsroom, Spinnaker Radio, the Business department, and Creative Services. 

    Positions are posted, as they become open, to unfjobs.org. For more information about Spinnaker, please visit https://www.unf.edu/student-media/ or https://unfspinnaker.com/.  

    Please note you must be continuously enrolled at UNF for the duration of the position and not be on academic probation or suspension as defined by the most recent University of North Florida course catalog to be eligible for any of the positions. 

    Informational sessions 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 our video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0V-TTTvhPc.

    You are also invited to attend one of the following informational sessions on Zoom (just provide your e-mail address to our graduate director, Dr. Stephynie Perkins:  sperkins@unf.edu ):

    • April 21, 6 to 7 p.m.
    • May 19, 6 to 7 p.m.
    • June 16, 6 to 7 p.m.

    For more information about the degree, please visit our master’s website ( UNF - COAS: Communication - master of science in communication management ).

    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 2022 and fall 2022 semesters.

    PR majors invest in your future with PRSSA

    Are you a PR major and want to learn more about your field other than just through your classes? Then think about joining Public Relations Student Society of America, the most prestigious communication professional group in the nation with 11,000 student members and 300+ chapters around the globe.

    It’s easy to join. Just go to the PRSSA website at  https://prssa.prsa.org/join-prssa/  and click on the Join or Renew link.

    For an annual fee of $55, members will have access to a wealth of information like internships and job openings, meeting professionals in the field, and scholarship opportunities.

    If you have questions about national membership, contact the PRSSA Faculty Advisor, Professor. Bobbi Doggett, APR at  rdoggett@unf.edu . The deadline to join is Feb. 28.

    Alumni Profiles: What are they doing now and what's their advice to current students?

    Fouad Zabaneh is a multi-platform producer at WJXT (Channel 4) in Jacksonville. He graduated from UNF in 2020 with a major in TV production. In this video produced by a UNF student Kathy Pham, Fouad talks about his typical day at work at Channel 4. Video link: https://www.facebook.com/unfcomm/videos/248813410672222.

    There’s a new advisor for B.S. in Communication students

    By Max Bowman
    Communication major

    Brittani Dalton is the newest advisor at the UNF School of Communication. She was born and raised in York, Pennsylvania and she has a bachelor’s degree in Middle School Education from East Carolina University and a master’s degree in Higher Education Policy and Student Affairs from West Chester University. 

    After graduating from ECU with a teaching degree, she was a substitute teacher at a school district in West Chester, Pennsylvania.  

     “I was at the same school every day but didn't’t know which grade/class I was teaching until I got there each morning,” Dalton said. “It was a challenging but very fun job. I enjoyed learning about students of all ages. After earning my master’s degree, I got a job at UNF as an academic advisor and here I am!” 

    Dalton has always enjoyed playing sports and going to sporting events.  

    “I grew up going to Orioles games with my dad in Baltimore and ever since then, going to sporting events has been fun for me,” she said. “My teams are the Orioles (MLB) and the Chicago Bears (NFL). I hope to make it to a Jumbo Shrimp game this season because what an awesome name for a sports team.”

    She also enjoys exploring new towns, places and restaurants. 

    “I try to find more local small owned places, rather than chains,” Dalton said. “If anyone has any suggestions, let me know!” 

    She said that one of her biggest accomplishments was completing her master’s thesis. 

    “One – because I never thought it possible to be interested in something enough to write so many pages about it. But especially because it was important work to me,” Dalton said. 

    Her advice to students on how to be successful is this: 

    “Work hard, don’t beat yourself up if you mess up a few times as long as you get back up, and to find something that makes you feel like your own definition of successful. In addition, I would tell students to use their resources. My graduate school advisor told me a story of a student they once worked with that they helped get through some hardship throughout their time on campus. This person referred to my advisor as ‘good company,’ meaning she was someone that helped this student navigate the turbulent waters of their college experience. My advice to students would be to find that person who is their ‘good company,’ find those people that are good resources. There are so many resources on campus that go unnoticed by a lot of students.” 

  • February 21st Edition

    School of Communication Internship + Job Fair

    The School of Communication is hosting its annual Internship + Job Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, in the Student Union Ballroom, Student Union West. Students can meet around 40 employers offering internships and/or jobs in advertising, journalism, digital video production or public relations. Come dressed for success and bring your resume (and please wear a mask) to learn about all the exciting internships and career opportunities in the communication field. For more information and a list of registered employers, visit the internship fair website.

    Internship Fair Workshop scheduled

    The UNF PRSSA group and the Multimedia Club will cohost an "Internship Fair Workshop" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 21, in Building 14D, room 2001. Food and drinks will be served and a speaker will provide input to students on professional etiquette and dress, interview tips, and effective resumes and cover letters. Since the Communication Internship + Job Fair is March 1, this workshop gives students a week to get their information and dress ready for the fair. For more information, contact Professor Roberta Doggett at rdoggett@unf.edu.

    There’s a new advisor for B.S. in Communication students

    Brittani Dalton will now advise all Bachelor of Science in Communication degree students with concentrations in Advertising, Public Relations, Multimedia Journalism and Digital Video Production. She has a M.S. in Higher Education Policy and Student Affairs from West Chester University of Pennsylvania, and a B.S. in Middle Grades Education with Concentrations in Math and Science from East Carolina University. She is temporarily housed in Building 51, room 2500, but will soon be moved to the Communication building, 14D. To contact her email brittani.dalton@unf.edu or call (904) 620-2797.

    Coders needed for Summer 2022

    Two undergraduate and/or graduate students are needed to work with Dr. Christa Arnold and Dr. Margaret Stewart this summer. Students will be asked to code information from a research survey regarding deception on social media. A training session on how to code the deception on social media data will be provided by Arnold and Stewart. Coders are needed for 40 hours during Summer C and will be paid $12 per hour. 

    If you are interested in this summer position, please email your resume to christa.arnold@unf.edu. If you would like more information or have any questions, email christa.arnold@unf.edu and/or m.c.stewart@unf.edu.

    Transformational Learning Opportunity Scholarships available to COAS students

    The College of Arts and Sciences has $18,000 available for students to complete a transformational learning opportunity. These are competitive, merit-based awards in support of undergraduate students engaged in scholarly and/or creative projects that will enrich their academic learning and personal development. The project must be undertaken during the summer or fall semesters. 

    The TLO Scholarship will fund students pursuing: 

    • Directed Independent Study - specific guided research with a full-time faculty member 
    • Internships - academically relevant unpaid internships 
    • International Learning - study abroad or TLO courses abroad 
    • Undergraduate Research that requires lengthy laboratory or field work 

    Apply by Feb. 25 through Academic Works by searching COAS Transformational Learning Endowed Scholarship on the Academic Works webpage. Applicants will need to upload a PDF document answering the below questions: 

    1. Write an essay explaining your interest in the program, internship, or Transformational Learning Opportunity for which you are requesting funding. How and why will this experience be transformational? 
    2. Upload an email or letter (as a PDF) from a sponsoring faculty member stating that they have reviewed your essay and support the transformational learning opportunity you are proposing. Please have the faculty member include the dates of the project. 
    3. What is the total amount of funding you are requesting for this award? Detail how you plan to spend the funding, if selected. 

    For more information about this opportunity, visit Dean's Leadership Council Transformational Learning Scholarship website.

    Are you planning to complete your senior internship this summer?

    There are plenty of pre-approved sites which are offering internships face-to-face, remote, or a combination of both. For pre-approved internship sites, go to the communication internship information page and search your major field to see what’s available. 

    Remember, you can’t register for the Senior Internship Class (MMC 4975) until your internship has been approved. The submission deadline for applications is April 15. Applications for internships can be found on the Communication Majors Canvas Home page or under “Forms” on the Internship website.

    CIRT student job training

     The Center for Instruction and Research Technology is seeking an innovative, tech-savvy student to join the Creative Team. Both undergraduate and graduate students interested in graphic/web design, media production, or computer support looking for a job on campus are welcome to apply. CIRT will train students who may possess less technical experience but are willing to learn new skills. Students can find the position at https://www.unfjobs.org/.

    Spinnaker is now hiring

    Spinnaker is the student-run media outlet for the University of North Florida. Spinnaker has several paid positions in the Newsroom, Spinnaker Radio, the Business department, and Creative Services. 

    Positions are posted, as they become open, to unfjobs.org. For more information about Spinnaker, please visit https://www.unf.edu/student-media/ or https://unfspinnaker.com/

    Please note you must be continuously enrolled at UNF for the duration of the position and not be on academic probation or suspension as defined by the most recent University of North Florida course catalog to be eligible for any of the positions.

    Spinnaker Workshop: Clips, Reels, Resumes

    3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23 

    Location: Spinnaker Newsroom Bldg. 58E, Room 2209

    https://unf.zoom.us/j/99776984277

    Are you preparing for your first job in news? Wondering what to include in your clips, reels or resume? Join Spinnaker as hiring managers from news outlets across Jacksonville are asked about what they look for in reporters and producers. Guests for this workshop include Stacey Readout Beauchamp, assistant news director at WJXT; Ashley Greer, executive producer at Action News Jax; and Paul Runnestrand, managing editor at The Florida Times-Union. The event is open to all students. PR majors invest in your future with PRSSA.

    PR majors invest in your future with PRSSA

    Are you a PR major and want to learn more about your field other than just through your classes? Then think about joining Public Relations Student Society of America, the most prestigious communication professional group in the nation with 11,000 student members and 300+ chapters around the globe. 

    It’s easy to join. Just go to the PRSSA website at https://www.prsa.org/prssa/join-prssa and click on the Join or Renew link. For an annual fee of $55, members will have access to a wealth of information like internships and job openings, meeting professionals in the field, and scholarship opportunities. 

    If you have questions about national membership, contact the PRSSA Faculty Advisor, Professor. Bobbi Doggett, APR at rdoggett@unf.edu. The deadline to join is Feb. 28, 2022. 

    Join one of Communication's student clubs

    Get involved in a School of Communication student club and/or organization. Clubs include: Ad Club, Multimedia Club, and PRSSA. All students majoring in Communication are welcome! More information is on our Student Clubs and Organizations webpage as well as on the bulletin board just inside the front door of the School of Communication office.

    Informational sessions 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 our video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0V-TTTvhPc.

    You are also invited to attend one of the following informational sessions on Zoom (just provide your e-mail address to our graduate director, Dr. Stephynie Perkins: sperkins@unf.edu): 

    • April 21, 6 to 7 p.m. 
    • May 19, 6 to 7 p.m. 
    • June 16, 6 to 7 p.m. 

    For more information about the degree, please visit our 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 2022 and fall 2022 semesters.

    Alumni Profiles: What are they doing now and what's their advice to current students?

    Katie Connors is the director of marketing and public relations for Nelson and Associates Insurance in Fernandina Beach. From marketing, public relations and social media to planning community events, Katie exceeds in it all. Emma Giusti interviewed Katie Connors in Fernandina Beach. Video link: https://www.facebook.com/unfcomm/videos/633008134818941 

  • February 14 Edition

    Transformational Learning Opportunity Scholarships available to COAS students

    The College of Arts and Sciences has $18,000 available for students to complete a transformational learning opportunity. These are competitive, merit-based awards in support of undergraduate students engaged in scholarly and/or creative projects that will enrich their academic learning and personal development. The project must be undertaken during the summer or fall semesters.

    The TLO Scholarship will fund students pursuing:

    • Directed Independent Study - specific guided research with a full-time faculty member
    • Internships - academically relevant unpaid internships
    • International Learning - study abroad or TLO courses abroad
    • Undergraduate Research that requires lengthy laboratory or field work

    Apply by Feb. 25, 2022, through Academic Works by searching COAS Transformational Learning Endowed Scholarship on the Academic Works webpage (https://unf.academicworks.com/users/sign_in). Applicants will need to upload a PDF document answering the below questions:

    1. Write an essay explaining your interest in the program, internship, or Transformational Learning Opportunity for which you are requesting funding.  How and why will this experience be transformational?
    2. Upload an email or letter (as a PDF) from a sponsoring faculty member stating that they have reviewed your essay and support the transformational learning opportunity you are proposing. Please have the faculty member include the dates of the project.
    3. What is the total amount of funding you are requesting for this award?  Detail how you plan to spend the funding, if selected.

    For more information about this opportunity, visit Dean's Leadership Council Transformational Learning Opportunity Scholarship.

    School of Communication Internship + Job Fair

    The School of Communication is hosting its annual Internship + Job Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, in the Student Union Ballroom, Student Union West. Students can meet around 40 employers offering internships and/or jobs in advertising, journalism, digital video production or public relations. Come dressed for success and bring your resume (and please wear a mask) to learn about all the exciting internships and career opportunities in the communication field. For more information and a list of regi

    Internship Fair Workshop scheduled

    The UNF PRSSA group and the Multimedia Club will cohost an "Internship Fair Workshop" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 21, in Building 14D, room 2001. Food and drinks will be served and a speaker will provide input to students on professional etiquette and dress, interview tips, and effective resumes and cover letters.

    Since the Communication Internship + Job Fair is March 1, this workshop gives students a week to get their information and dress ready for the fair. For more information, contact Professor Roberta Doggett at rdoggett@unf.edu.

    Are you planning to complete your senior internship this summer?

    There are plenty of pre-approved sites which are offering internships face-to-face, remote, or a combination of both. For pre-approved internship sites, go to the communication internship information page and search your major field to see what’s available. 

    Remember, you can’t register for the Senior Internship Class (MMC 4975) until your internship has been approved. The submission deadline for applications is April 15. Applications for internships can be found on the Communication Majors Canvas Home page or under “Forms” on the Internship website. 

    CIRT student job opening 

    The Center for Instruction and Research Technology is seeking an innovative, tech-savvy student to join the Creative Team.

    Both undergraduate and graduate students interested in graphic/web design, media production, or computer support looking for a job on campus are welcome to apply. CIRT will train students who may possess less technical experience but are willing to learn new skills.  

    Students can find the position at https://www.unfjobs.org/.

    Spinnaker is now hiring

    Spinnaker is the student-run media outlet for the University of North Florida. Spinnaker has several paid positions in the Newsroom, Spinnaker Radio, the Business department, and Creative Services. 

    Positions are posted, as they become open, to unfjobs.org. For more information about Spinnaker, please visit https://www.unf.edu/student-media/ or https://unfspinnaker.com/. 

    Please note you must be continuously enrolled at UNF for the duration of the position and not be on academic probation or suspension as defined by the most recent University of North Florida course catalog to be eligible for any of the positions. 

    Spinnaker workshop series offered

    Spinnaker Workshop: Careers in Radio
    3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16
    Location: Spinnaker Newsroom Bldg. 58E, Room 2209 | https://unf.zoom.us/j/99776984277  

    Join Spinnaker as we welcome Rich Jones, news director at 104.5 WOKV, and Madison Roberts, news producer at 104.5 WOKV and former Spinnaker Radio general manager. Roberts and Jones will answer questions about career opportunities in radio and talk about their own experiences working at a radio station. The event is open to all students.

    Spinnaker Workshop: Clips, Reels, Resumes
    3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23
    Location: Spinnaker Newsroom Bldg. 58E, Room 2209 | https://unf.zoom.us/j/99776984277  

    Are you preparing for your first job in news? Wondering what to include in your clips, reels or resume? Join Spinnaker as hiring managers from news outlets across Jacksonville are asked about what they look for in reporters and producers.

    Guests for this workshop include Stacey Readout Beauchamp, assistant news director at WJXT; Ashley Greer, executive producer at Action News Jax; and Paul Runnestrand, managing editor at The Florida Times-Union. The event is open to all students.

    Webmaster needed

    The Coggin College of Business is looking to hire a current undergraduate or graduate student as a part-time webmaster. For details: https://https://https://www.unfjobs.org/

    PR majors invest in your future with PRSSA

    Are you a PR major and want to learn more about your field other than just through your classes? Then think about joining Public Relations Student Society of America, the most prestigious communication professional group in the nation with 11,000 student members and 300+ chapters around the globe.

    It’s easy to join. Just go to the PRSSA website at https://prssa.prsa.org/join-prssa/ and click on the Join or Renew link.

    For an annual fee of $55, members will have access to a wealth of information like internships and job openings, meeting professionals in the field, and scholarship opportunities.

    If you have questions about national membership, contact the PRSSA Faculty Advisor, Professor. Bobbi Doggett, APR at rdoggett@unf.edu. The deadline to join is Feb. 28, 2022.

    Join one of Communication's student clubs

    Get involved in a School of Communication student club and/or organization. Clubs include:  Ad Club, Multimedia Club, and PRSSA. All students majoring in Communication are welcome!

    More information is on our Student Clubs and Organizations webpage as well as on the bulletin board just inside the front door of the School of Communication office.  

    Informational sessions 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 our video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0V-TTTvhPc.

    You are also invited to attend one of the following informational sessions on Zoom (just provide your e-mail address to our graduate director, Dr. Stephynie Perkins: sperkins@unf.edu):

    • April 21, 6 to 7 p.m.
    • May 19, 6 to 7 p.m.
    • June 16, 6 to 7 p.m.

    For more information about the degree, please visit our master’s website (UNF - COAS: Communication - master of science in communication management).

    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 2022 and fall 2022 semesters.

    Mentorship opportunities for grads, undergrads

    Most students can benefit by having a mentor. The School of Communication's mentorship program allows undergraduate and graduate students to find a mentor who is a successful local professional in advertising, journalism, public relations, digital video production, or communication management. They can give students valuable advice about what it takes to get ahead in a career. The mentorship website has more information about who the mentors are and how to get in touch with the mentor. They are all eager to hear from Communication students: Communication Mentorships.

    Alumni Profiles: What are they doing now and what's their advice to current students? 

    Luiza Motta gets to tell stories about University of North Florida students and faculty. She is a videographer at UNF. Motta also owns a video production business. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in communication with a focus in video production in 2016. She is also a graduate of our master's degree in communication management. Lauren Connell spoke with Motta at UNF. Video link: https://www.facebook.com/unfcomm/videos/212614237688516.

  • February 7th Edition

    Transformational Learning Opportunity Scholarships available to COAS students

    The College of Arts and Sciences has $18,000 available for students to complete a transformational learning opportunity. These are competitive, merit-based awards in support of undergraduate students engaged in scholarly and/or creative projects that will enrich their academic learning and personal development. The project must be undertaken during the summer or fall semesters.

    The TLO Scholarship will fund students pursuing:

    • Directed Independent Study - specific guided research with a full-time faculty member
    • Internships - academically relevant unpaid internships
    • International Learning - study abroad or TLO courses abroad
    • Undergraduate Research that requires lengthy laboratory or field work

    Apply by Feb. 25, 2022, through Academic Works by searching COAS Transformational Learning Endowed Scholarship on the Academic Works webpage (https://unf.academicworks.com/users/sign_in). Applicants will need to upload a PDF document answering the below questions:

    1. Write an essay explaining your interest in the program, internship, or Transformational Learning Opportunity for which you are requesting funding.  How and why will this experience be transformational?
    2. Upload an email or letter (as a PDF) from a sponsoring faculty member stating that they have reviewed your essay and support the transformational learning opportunity you are proposing. Please have the faculty member include the dates of the project.
    3. What is the total amount of funding you are requesting for this award?  Detail how you plan to spend the funding, if selected.

    For more information about this opportunity, visit Dean's Leadership Council Transformational Learning Opportunity Scholarship.

    School of Communication Internship + Job Fair

    The School of Communication is hosting its annual Internship + Job Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1, in the Student Union Ballroom, Student Union West. Students can meet around 40 employers offering internships and/or jobs in advertising, journalism, digital video production or public relations. Come dressed for success and bring your resume (and please wear a mask) to learn about all the exciting internships and career opportunities in the communication field. For more information and a list of registered employers, visit the internship fair website.

    Are you planning to complete your senior internship this summer?

    There are plenty of pre-approved sites which are offering internships face-to-face, remote, or a combination of both. For pre-approved internship sites, go to the communication internship information page and search your major field to see what’s available. 

    Remember, you can’t register for the Senior Internship Class (MMC 4975) until your internship has been approved. The submission deadline for applications is April 15. Applications for internships can be found on the Communication Majors Canvas Home page or under “Forms” on the Internship website. 

    IERE Plans a Community Cleanup

    Join the Institute of Environmental Research and Education for a Community Cleanup at the Northbank Riverwalk. Volunteers will be collecting trash and debris at the Riverwalk and along the St. Johns River beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 12. For more information and to register, visit the IERE website at https://www.unf.edu/environment/

    Spinnaker is now hiring

    Spinnaker is the student-run media outlet for the University of North Florida. Spinnaker has several paid positions in the Newsroom, Spinnaker Radio, the Business department, and Creative Services. 

    Positions are posted, as they become open, to unfjobs.org. For more information about Spinnaker, please visit https://www.unf.edu/student-media/ or https://unfspinnaker.com/. 

    Please note you must be continuously enrolled at UNF for the duration of the position and not be on academic probation or suspension as defined by the most recent University of North Florida course catalog to be eligible for any of the positions. 

    Webmaster needed

    The Coggin College of Business is looking to hire a current undergraduate or graduate student as a part-time webmaster. For details: 

    PR majors invest in your future with PRSSA


    Are you a PR major and want to learn more about your field other than just through your classes? Then think about joining PRSSA (Public Relations Student Society of America), the most prestigious communication professional group in the nation with 11,000 student members and 300+ chapters around the globe.

    It’s easy to join. Just go to the PRSSA website at https://prssa.prsa.org/join-prssa/ and click on the Join or Renew link.

    For an annual fee of $55, you’ll have access to a wealth of information like internships and job openings, meeting professionals in the field, and scholarship opportunities.

    If you have questions about national membership, contact the PRSSA Faculty Advisor, Professor. Bobbi Doggett, APR at rdoggett@unf.eduThe deadline to join is Feb. 28.

    Students may apply for the Sarah Patterson Social Justice Memorial Scholarship

    Applications are now being accepted for the UNF Sarah Patterson Social Justice Memorial Scholarship, with a deadline of Feb. 14. Any College of Arts and Sciences undergraduate or graduate student who advocates for social justice for LGBT and/or minority populations is eligible. It awards $2,500 for the next academic year. For more information, email jwesely@unf.edu.   

    Join one of Communication's student clubs

    Get involved in a School of Communication student club and/or organization. Clubs include:  Ad Club, Multimedia Club, and PRSSA. All students majoring in Communication are welcome!

    More information is on our Student Clubs and Organizations webpage as well as on the bulletin board just inside the front door of the School of Communication office.  

    Informational sessions 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 our video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0V-TTTvhPc.

    You are also invited to attend one of the following informational sessions on Zoom (just provide your e-mail address to our graduate director, Dr. Stephynie Perkins: sperkins@unf.edu):

    • April 21, 6 to 7 p.m.
    • May 19, 6 to 7 p.m.
    • June 16, 6 to 7 p.m.

    For more information about the degree, please visit our master’s website (UNF - COAS: Communication - master of science in communication management).

    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 2022 and fall 2022 semesters.

    Mentorship opportunities for grads, undergrads

    Most students can benefit by having a mentor. The School of Communication's mentorship program allows undergraduate and graduate students to find a mentor who is a successful local professional in advertising, journalism, public relations, digital video production, or communication management. They can give students valuable advice about what it takes to get ahead in a career. The mentorship website has more information about who the mentors are and how to get in touch with the mentor. They are all eager to hear from Communication students: Communication Mentorships.

    2022-2023 UNF Foundation scholarship opportunities

    UNF Foundation scholarship applications for the 2022-2023 academic year are currently available for students to in Academic Works.

    School of Communication scholarships:
    COAS Communication Scholarship
    Oscar Patterson Scholarship
    Steve J. Borowiec Memorial Scholarship


    In order to apply for scholarships, please follow these steps:

    Step 1: Complete the Data Sharing Consent Form. Click here: Data Consent Page

    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. Students will have access to Academic Works immediately but all eligible scholarships will not appear until the following day. 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 foundationscholarship@unf.edu.

    Alumni Profiles: What are they doing now and what's their advice to current students?

    Paola Lorenzo is a media specialist at the City of Jacksonville Division of Sports and Entertainment! Paola is a School of Communication alum who graduated in 2018 with a major concentration in public relations. Our student Michelle Kidder interviewed Paola N. Lorenzo. Video link: https://www.facebook.com/unfcomm/videos/405775447906595

  • January 31 Edition

    School of Communication Internship + Job Fair

    The School of Communication is hosting its annual Internship + Job Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1, in the Student Union Ballroom, Student Union West. Students can meet around 40 employers offering internships and/or jobs in advertising, journalism, digital video production or public relations. Come dressed for success and bring your resume (and please wear a mask) to learn about all the exciting internships and career opportunities in the communication field. For more information and a list of registered employers, visit the internship fair website.

     

    JCPenney Suit-Up Event 

    Location: JCPenney at the Avenues Mall 
    Cost: Free 

    Participate in the Suit-Up Event at JCPenney, scheduled from 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 6. Enjoy up to an extra 30% off select men’s and women’s career dress apparel and shoes. This event is open to all UNF alumni, students, faculty and staff. Visit Career Services at https://www.unf.edu/careerservices/ for more information. 

    Spinnaker is now hiring

    Spinnaker is the student-run media outlet for the University of North Florida. Spinnaker has several paid positions in the Newsroom, Spinnaker Radio, the Business department, and Creative Services. 

    Positions are posted, as they become open, to unfjobs.org. For more information about Spinnaker, please visit https://www.unf.edu/student-media/ or https://unfspinnaker.com/. 

    Please note you must be continuously enrolled at UNF for the duration of the position and not be on academic probation or suspension as defined by the most recent University of North Florida course catalog to be eligible for any of the positions. 

    Webmaster needed

    The Coggin College of Business is looking to hire a current undergraduate or graduate student as a part-time webmaster. For details: https://www.unfjobs.org/.

    Enhance and broaden your education with PRSSA membership

    Interested in joining a national club? Well, PRSSA (Public Relations Student Society of America) may be what you’re looking for. Annual membership in PRSSA is $55, and it will help enhance your education and broaden your network. Here are just a few reasons to join: 

    Real-World Experience — Apply what you’ve learned in the classroom by securing an internship or job through the PRSSA Internship Center or the PRSA job center.

    Mentorship — Utilize the vast network of professionals that PRSSA offers for advice and much more. You can reach out to the Champions for PRSSA, your local PRSA Chapter, and the College of Fellows.

    Scholarships and Awards — Be recognized for your accomplishments or let us help fund your education with over $30,000 worth of scholarships and awards. 

    Plus, it’s easy to join. Just go to the PRSSA website at https://prssa.prsa.org/join-prssa/ and click on the Join or Renew link.

    With this national membership, you will be part of one of the most prestigious communication groups in the nation with more than 11,000 students and 300+ chapters around the world. Deadline is Feb. 28, 2022.

    For more information, contact the UNF PRSSA Faculty Advisor, Professor. Bobbi Doggett at rdoggett@unf.edu

    Students may apply for the Sarah Patterson Social Justice Memorial Scholarship

    Applications are now being accepted for the UNF Sarah Patterson Social Justice Memorial Scholarship, with a deadline of Feb. 14. Any College of Arts and Sciences undergraduate or graduate student who advocates for social justice for LGBT and/or minority populations is eligible. It awards $2,500 for the next academic year. For more information, email jwesely@unf.edu

    Join one of Communication's student clubs

    Get involved in a School of Communication student club and/or organization. Clubs include: Ad Club, Multimedia Club, and PRSSA. All students majoring in Communication are welcome! 

    More information is on our Student Clubs and Organizations webpage as well as on the bulletin board just inside the front door of the School of Communication office.  

    Informational sessions 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 our video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0V-TTTvhPc.

    You are also invited to attend one of the following informational sessions on Zoom (just provide your e-mail address to our graduate director, Dr. Stephynie Perkins: sperkins@unf.edu):

    • April 21, 6 to 7 p.m.
    • May 19, 6 to 7 p.m.
    • June 16, 6 to 7 p.m.

    For more information about the degree, please visit our master’s website (UNF - COAS: Communication - master of science in communication management).

    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 2022 and fall 2022 semesters. 

    Mentorship opportunities for grads, undergrads

    Most students can benefit by having a mentor. The School of Communication's mentorship program allows undergraduate and graduate students to find a mentor who is a successful local professional in advertising, journalism, public relations, digital video production, or communication management. They can give students valuable advice about what it takes to get ahead in a career. The mentorship website has more information about who the mentors are and how to get in touch with the mentor. They are all eager to hear from Communication students: Communication Mentorships.

    2022-2023 UNF Foundation scholarship opportunities

    UNF Foundation scholarship applications for the 2022-2023 academic year are currently available for students to in Academic Works.

    School of Communication scholarships:
    COAS Communication Scholarship
    Oscar Patterson Scholarship
    Steve J. Borowiec Memorial Scholarship


    In order to apply for scholarships, please follow these steps:

    Step 1: Complete the Data Sharing Consent Form. Click here: Data Consent Page

    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. Students will have access to Academic Works immediately but all eligible scholarships will not appear until the following day. 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 foundationscholarship@unf.edu.

    Alumni Profiles: What are they doing now and what's their advice to current students?

    Kari Davidson is a client partnership manager at Adjective and Co. in Jacksonville Beach. Kari graduated UNF in 2018 with a degree in advertising. Emily Gibbs met with Kari Davidson in Jacksonville. Click the photo to see Davidson's video.

  • January 24th Edition

    School of Communication Internship + Job Fair

    The School of Communication is hosting its annual Internship + Job Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1, in the Student Union Ballroom, Student Union West. Students can meet around 40 employers offering internships and/or jobs in advertising, journalism, digital video production or public relations. Come dressed for success and bring your resume (and please wear a mask) to learn about all the exciting internships and career opportunities in the communication field. For more information and a list of registered employers, visit the internship fair website.

    Students may apply for the Sarah Patterson Social Justice Memorial Scholarship

    Applications are now being accepted for the UNF Sarah Patterson Social Justice Memorial Scholarship, with a deadline of Feb. 14. Any College of Arts and Sciences undergraduate or graduate student who advocates for social justice for LGBT and/or minority populations is eligible. It awards $2,500 for the next academic year. For more information, email jwesely@unf.edu

    Join one of Communication's student clubs

    Get involved in a School of Communication student club and/or organization. Clubs include:  Ad Club, Multimedia Club, and PRSSA. All students majoring in Communication are welcome!

    More information is on our Student Clubs and Organizations webpage as well as on the bulletin board just inside the front door of the School of Communication office.  

    PRSSA needs leadership

    Are you interested in taking the next step and becoming a leader? The UNF Public Relations Student Society of America club is seeking new leadership to replace students who have graduated. 

    Leadership doesn't require a lot of time, but it does mean a commitment to the club and the duties. There are a variety of positions (president, vice president, treasurer, programs, social media). A leadership position will enhance your abilities, give you valuable experience and allow you to make valuable contacts with public relations professionals. 

    If you’re interested in becoming more active in PRSSA, please contact professor Bobbi Doggett, faculty advisor, at rdoggett@unf.edu. 

    Informational sessions 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 our video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0V-TTTvhPc.

    You are also invited to attend one of the following informational sessions on Zoom (just provide your e-mail address to our graduate director, Dr. Stephynie Perkins: sperkins@unf.edu):

    • April 21, 6 to 7 p.m.
    • May 19, 6 to 7 p.m.
    • June 16, 6 to 7 p.m.

    For more information about the degree, please visit our master’s website (UNF - COAS: Communication - master of science in communication management).

    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 2022 and fall 2022 semesters.

    Mentorship opportunities for grads, undergrads

    Most students can benefit by having a mentor. The School of Communication's mentorship program allows undergraduate and graduate students to find a mentor who is a successful local professional in advertising, journalism, public relations, digital video production, or communication management. They can give students valuable advice about what it takes to get ahead in a career. The mentorship website has more information about who the mentors are and how to get in touch with the mentor. They are all eager to hear from Communication students: Communication Mentorships.

    2022-2023 UNF Foundation scholarship opportunities

    UNF Foundation scholarship applications for the 2022-2023 academic year are currently available for students to in Academic Works.

    School of Communication scholarships:

    1. COAS Communication Scholarship
    2. Oscar Patterson Scholarship
    3. Steve J. Borowiec Memorial Scholarship

    In order to apply for scholarships, please follow these steps:

    Step 1: Complete the Data Sharing Consent Form. Click here: Data Consent Page.

    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. Students will have access to Academic Works immediately but all eligible scholarships will not appear until the following day. 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.

    Alumni Profiles: What are they doing now and what's their advice to current students? 

    Brooks Baptiste, class of 2017, works in Atlanta as a multimedia journalist and anchor for the morning TV show at CBS46. Brooks majored in multimedia journalism at UNF. He started his TV career here in Jacksonville at First Coast News while still in school. Baptiste worked as an associate producer at first, and then he quickly moved to become an anchor and reporter. Jacksonville residents might still remember his popular TV segment “The Buzz” on Good Morning Jacksonville. Magduline Bakor interviewed Baptiste via Zoom. B-roll is at the courtesy of Brooks Baptiste. See Baptiste’s video at https://www.facebook.com/unfcomm/videos/268295885348597.

    Student Spotlight: Madison Miguel 

    By Marie Billow
    Multimedia Journalism student

    Madison Miguel is a junior majoring in communication with a focus in multimedia journalism. She is 19 years old and loves music and soccer.          

    She began her major intending to work in a newsroom but has realized she prefers writing about people. Because of her passion for music and people, she is hoping for a career in press management in the music industry.

    “Some artists may say they tell you the whole story, but you never know how much they actually share,” she said. She is passionate about telling artists’ stories in a way that explains who they really are.

    In five years, she sees herself working for Warner Bros.. and commuting to New York City while staying with family in Boston.

    Miguel, a Portuguese American, said family is very important to her. She said people in the U.S. tend to be more focused on career and less so on family than other cultures. Miguel said fashion blogger Nina Yu inspires her because she is someone who works from home and simultaneously prioritizes family and career.

    “She makes me feel like it’s more socially acceptable to want that,” she said.

    She’s very proud that in college, she has become more aware of who she is.

    “I realized how introverted I can be sometimes, and I’ve gotten much better at putting myself out there,” she said.

  • January 18 Edition

    School of Communication Internship + Job Fair

    The School of Communication is hosting its annual Internship + Job Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1, in the Student Union Ballroom, Student Union West. Students can meet around 40 employers offering internships and/or jobs in advertising, journalism, production or public relations. Come dressed for success and bring your resume to learn about all the exciting internships and career opportunities in the communication field. For more information, email s.mclain-araujo@unf.edu

    Join one of Communication's student clubs

    Get involved in a School of Communication student club and/or organization. Clubs include:  Ad Club, Multimedia Club, and PRSSA. All students majoring in Communication are welcome!

    More information is on our Student Clubs and Organizations webpage as well as on the bulletin board just inside the front door of the School of Communication office.  

    PRSSA needs leadership

    Are you interested in taking the next step and becoming a leader? The UNF Public Relations Student Society of America club is seeking new leadership to replace students who have graduated. 

    Leadership doesn't require a lot of time, but it does mean a commitment to the club and the duties. There are a variety of positions (president, vice president, treasurer, programs, social media). A leadership position will enhance your abilities, give you valuable experience and allow you to make valuable contacts with public relations professionals.

    If you’re interested in becoming more active in PRSSA, please contact professor Bobbi Doggett, faculty advisor, at rdoggett@unf.edu.

    Informational sessions 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 video at Video link: UNF School of Communication MA-Communication Management - YouTube.

    You are also invited to attend one of the following informational sessions on Zoom (just provide your e-mail address to our graduate director, Dr. Stephynie Perkins: sperkins@unf.edu):

    • April 21, 6 to 7 p.m.
    • May 19, 6 to 7 p.m.
    • June 16, 6 to 7 p.m.

    For more information about the degree, please visit our master’s website (UNF - COAS: Communication - master of science in communication management).

    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 2022 and fall 2022 semesters.

    Mentorship opportunities for grads, undergrads

    Most students can benefit by having a mentor. The School of Communication's mentorship program allows undergraduate and graduate students to find a mentor who is a successful local professional in advertising, journalism, public relations, production, or communication management. They can give students valuable advice about what it takes to get ahead in a career. The mentorship website has more information about who the mentors are and how to get in touch with the mentor. They are all eager to hear from Communication students: Communication Mentorships.

    COVID-19 vaccination/booster clinics, testing

    UNF will host three Walgreens COVID-19 vaccination/booster clinics for students, staff, faculty, and friends and family, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 19 and 20, in the UNF Field House, Building 26, and from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21, in Hicks Hall, Building 53, rooms 5314-20 and 5314-30 (first floor). Schedule an appointment at wagsoutreach.com/schedulerLanding. Walk-ins will be accepted after 11 a.m. daily.

    UNF will resume COVID-19 testing Jan. 10 from 1-4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday in Lot 17 near the Housing Maintenance Facility, Building 62. A UNF ID and completed UNF COVID-19 Consent Form will be required. Forms are online and also will be available at the testing site.

    2022-2023 UNF Foundation scholarship opportunities

    UNF Foundation scholarship applications for the 2022-2023 academic year are currently available for students to in Academic Works.

    Study abroad scholarships:
    Dr. Debra Murphy-Livingston Study Abroad Scholarship
    James Van Vleck Study Abroad Scholarship, $1,000
    Falloon Endowed Study Abroad Scholarship
    J V Vleck Promising Future Study Abroad Scholarship, $1,500
    Janice A Machin Endowed Study Abroad
    Judy and Saul Eisen Endowed Study Abroad
    Gray Scholarship Study Abroad, $2,000
    Cascone Family Study Abroad Scholarship, $1,000
    George Rainbolt French Study Abroad
    Harriet LeMaster French Scholarship, $1,000
    Moriarty Irish Studies Scholarship

    School of Communication scholarships:
    COAS Communication Scholarship
    Oscar Patterson Scholarship
    Steve J. Borowiec Memorial Scholarship
    In order to apply for scholarships, please follow these steps:

    Step 1: Complete the Data Sharing Consent Form. Click here: Data Consent Page.

    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. Students will have access to Academic Works immediately but all eligible scholarships will not appear until the following day. 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.

    Alumni Profiles: What are they doing now and what's their advice to current students?

    Watch our very own journalism grad Robert Davis talk about his work as a senior product editor at The Washington Post! Davis graduated UNF in 2002. Serena Legg interviewed Davis via Zoom. View the video of Davis at https://www.facebook.com/unfcomm/videos/257604302979674

    Student Spotlight: Kathy Waterman 

    By Daysia Borden
    Multimedia Journalism student

    Kathy Waterman gets ready for a day on the UNF campus by grabbing a bottle of water or Gatorade and a bag of Miss Vickie's barbecue-flavored chips.

    Waterman is a 20-year-old junior at UNF pursuing a bachelor's degree in communication with a concentration in multimedia journalism.

    She has had an innate desire to be a journalist since the seventh grade. In high school, she worked for the school newspaper.

    “I did the cover pages. Once I saw how good I was doing, I knew that I would be a great journalist,” Waterman said.

    She said watching the local news with her father was the spark she needed to motivate her to get into the journalism field.

    “Melissa Harris-Perry [an American writer, professor, television host and political commentator] inspired me,” Waterman said. “The way she wrote articles and conducted her interviews was enough inspiration for me.”  

    Waterman said what makes her a great student is her ability to stay self-motivated. She often reminds herself of her purpose and why she cannot give up. The support from her parents is also what she gives credit to for her success at UNF. A challenge that Waterman said she faces in college is trying to balance and deal with personal issues outside of school.

    Waterman was born in Baltimore, Maryland. However, she grew up in Homestead, Florida. What she misses most about Homestead is the food and her mother.

    “My favorite restaurant back home is El Coquito. Mofongo and alcapurria is what I always get and it is so good,” Waterman said.

    Waterman adores her half Puerto Rican heritage. She said that the one place she can live for the rest of her life is Puerto Rico. In contrast, she said if she had to eat one food for the rest of her life, it would be Jamaican food.

    Since coming to UNF, the biggest change Waterman said she has had to make is to her social circle.  

    “In high school, I was surrounded by mostly bad influences. Since coming to UNF, being surrounded by like-minded people has helped my life a whole lot,” Waterman said.

  • January 10th Edition

    Join one of Communication's student clubs

    Find out more about student clubs and organizations for communication majors. 

    The bulletin board just inside the front door of the School of Communication office has more information about the student clubs that are associated with the B.S. in Communication major. More information is also on our Student Clubs and Organizations webpage.

    Multimedia Club schedules first meeting 

    The Multimedia Club has scheduled its first meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, in the computer lab, Building 14D, room 1008. Club members will review paperwork for field trips with the UNF Ultimate Frisbee and Equestrian teams. Members also will learn how to use cameras. For more information, email Michaela Broxton at N01476359@unf.edu. 

    PRSSA needs leadership 

    Are you interested in taking the next step and becoming a leader? The UNF Public Relations Student Society of America club is seeking new leadership to replace students who have graduated. 

    Leadership doesn't require a lot of time, but it does mean a commitment to the club and the duties. There are a variety of positions (president, vice president, treasurer, programs, social media). A leadership position will enhance your abilities, give you valuable experience, and allow you to make valuable contacts with public relations professionals. 

    If you’re interested in becoming more active in PRSSA, please contact professor Bobbi Doggett, faculty advisor, at rdoggett@unf.edu.

    Mentorship opportunities for grads, undergrads

    Most students can benefit by having a mentor. The School of Communication's mentorship program allows you to find a mentor who is a successful local professional in advertising, journalism, public relations, production, or communication management. They can give you valuable advice about what it takes to get ahead in your career. The mentorship website has more information about who our mentors are and how to get in touch with the mentor of your choice. They are all eager to hear from you: Communication Mentorships

    COVID-19 vaccination/booster clinics, testing

    UNF will host three Walgreens COVID-19 vaccination/booster clinics for students, staff, faculty, and friends and family, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 19 and 20, in the UNF Field House, Building 26, and from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21, in Hicks Hall, Building 53, rooms 5314-20 and 5314-30 (first floor). Book your appointment here. Walk-ins will be accepted after 11 a.m. daily. 

    UNF will resume COVID-19 testing Jan. 10 from 1-4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday in Lot 17 near the Housing Maintenance Facility, Building 62. A UNF ID and completed UNF COVID-19 Consent Form will be required. Forms are online and also will be available at the testing site.

    2022-2023 UNF Foundation scholarship opportunities

    UNF Foundation scholarship applications for the 2022-2023 academic year are currently available for students to in Academic Works.  

    Study abroad scholarships:
    Dr. Debra Murphy-Livingston Study Abroad Scholarship
    James Van Vleck Study Abroad Scholarship, $1,000
    Falloon Endowed Study Abroad Scholarship
    James Van Vleck Promising Future Study Abroad Scholarship, $1,500
    Janice A. Machin Endowed Study Abroad
    Judy and Saul Eisen Endowed Study Abroad
    Gray Scholarship Study Abroad, $2,000
    Cascone Family Study Abroad Scholarship, $1,000
    George Rainbolt French Study Abroad
    Harriet LeMaster French Scholarship, $1,000
    Moriarty Irish Studies Scholarship 

    School of Communication scholarships:
    COAS Communication Scholarship
    Oscar Patterson Scholarship
    Steve J. Borowiec Memorial Scholarship

    In order to apply for scholarships, please follow these steps: 

    Step 1: Complete the Data Sharing Consent Form. Click here: Data Consent Page

    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. Students will have access to Academic Works immediately but all eligible scholarships will not appear until the following day. It is recommended to wait until the following day onc
    e 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.

    Spring 2022 registration tips for B.S. in Communication majors

    As registration for Spring 2022 classes comes to an end, 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 advisor is happy to see what your options are. Your advisor is either Liz Wondell (L-Z) or Brett Woodle (A-K).

    For Advertising students 

    Good "major electives" that are available:  

    PUR 3000-Principles of Public Relations; ADV 4930-Strategic Branding, MMC 4732-Social Media Management, ADV 3812-Integrated Marketing Communication 

    For Multimedia Journalism students 

    Tips to remember: Do not take any courses in Spring 2022 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: RTV 3601-Multimedia Announcing & Performance; RTV 3220C-TV Production/Visual Arts TV; MMC 4732-Social Media Management   

    For Digital Video Production students 

    Tips to remember: RTV 3221-Digital Video Editing is now a required core course in the production concentration if you started in Fall 2019. Otherwise, RTV 3221 is an elective. 

    Good "major electives" in Production that are available: RTV 4291-Narrative Production; RTV 3601-Multimedia Announcing & Performance; 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 ADV 3101-Advertising Creative Strategy.  

    Good PR "major electives" that are available: PUR 4450-Public Relations and Event Planning; PUR 4400-Crisis Communication; RTV 3601-Multimedia Announcing & Performance; MMC 4732-Social Media Management; ADV 3008-Principles of Advertising; and ADV 3812-Integrated Marketing Communication  

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

    Spring 2022 registration tips for B.A. in Communication Studies majors 

    If you encounter any problems with registration, you may need a "prerequisite override" or other fix. Your advisor is happy to see what your options are. Your advisor is either Liz Wondell (L-Z) or Brett Woodle (A-K).

    Those students who would like to take a required class that they don't see offered should contact their advisor. 

    Tips to remember: For your final course in the major, you have the choice of either taking MMC 4975-Internship Senior Project or taking COM 4301-Communication Theory & Research Methods. Please note that both courses have pre-requisites. More details on the Communication Studies webpage.  

    Good "major electives" in communication studies that are available: COM 4044-Lying & Deception; 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  

    Spring 2022 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: MMC 6006-Strategic Communication Theory; MMC 6256-Foundations of Communication Management; MMC 6421-Quantitative Research Mass Communication 

    Good "school electives" that are available: COM 5126-Organizational Communication; MMC 6730-Social Media Management; COM 5627-Lying and Deception; ADV 5991-Strategic Branding  

    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. 

    Alumni Profiles: What are they doing now and what's their advice to current students? 

    This is the first in a weekly series of video profiles of School of Communication alumni that will run during spring 2022.  

    Henna Bakshi is a writer and producer for HLN and CNN. She graduated from UNF in 2014 with a bachelor's degree in communication and a concentration in multimedia journalism and production. In this video, she explains what her job entails and what a day in her role looks like. Communication student Lauren Sapp interviewed Henna Bakshi via Zoom. The B-roll video footage is courtesy of Henna Bakshi.

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