WSU Department of Communication
Fall Semester 2016
I hope you all enjoyed the summer and are excited to embark upon the fall semester. As we prepare for another busy semester, please review the information below. Stop by to say hello, and let me know if there’s anything I can help you with. Contact our department secretary, Judy Crown, if you need to make an appointment to see me.
Work hard, and have a great semester!
Julie Frechette, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
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Plan ahead for your Fall Internship - Sept 19th Deadline!
A reminder that if you have an internship for this Fall 2016 semester, or if you have questions about the internship process, you need to meet with Dr. Carroll immediately. Internship contract forms are due by the end of add/drop, on September 19th, with FOUR signatures needed to complete the registration process. Click here for more information.
Fall Internship Opportunities
Scott Dziewietin, an IT Director at the UMass Medical School, is looking for an amazing, rock-star digital media intern this academic year. He's seeking an emerging professional in their senior year who has shown passion in social media, digital media, and gender – who would thrive with some practical experience. Please contact him directly ASAP if you're interested.
Scott Dziewietin | Director
University of Massachusetts Medical School
O. 774-455-4437 | M. 508-688-2396
Community Harvest Project is seeking a marketing intern for this Fall semester to increase community awareness of the organization, events, and other projects related to the promotion of CHP. Specific tasks include
• Explore new outlets for marketing CHP events
• Conceptualize and execute social media campaign for Harvest Home (fall harvest festival)
• Conceptualize and execute series of videos for CHP social media
• Create surveys for evaluating the effectiveness of current marketing outlets
• Help in day to day execution of social media
• Assist in building a presence on Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube that is consistent in messaging
• Other tasks as needed and/or projects that align with the intern’s skills and interests
Contact Tori Buerschaper at firstname.lastname@example.org.
See Dr. Alta Carroll for more internship opportunities this Fall. Remember that your proposal and four signatures are due no later than 5pm to the Dean on Sept. 19th!
Too Smart to Fail? Great article from Inside Higher Ed
When students focus their attention on grades and how they are performing, learning may not result, writes Joseph Holtgreive. Read this great article to discover how to focus on LEARNING instead of grades.
Fall 2016 Academic Calendar
Be sure to align your schedules with the university calendar!
6 Classes begin: day, evening, graduate
12 Last day to add day courses (state-supported)
19 Last day to drop day courses (state-supported)
19 Last day to add/drop evening/graduate
courses (non state-supported)
10 Columbus Day: NO CLASSES
12 Last day to declare/change major/minor
18 Last day to make up Incomplete grades from
20 Failure warnings due in the Registrar’s Office
24 Failure warnings issued to students
10/31-11/10 Advising for Pre-registration
1 Last day to withdraw from courses/school
10 Last day to elect Pass/Fail option
11 Veterans’ Day: NO CLASSES
14-18 Pre-registration for Spring 2017
23-26 Thanksgiving Recess
11/28-12/2 Student evaluation of the faculty
9 All classes end
12 Reading Day
13-21 Final Exams-day classes
22-23 Make-up days for exams postponed due to
28 Final grades for Fall 2016 due in to the