COM Week 2019 Scheduled for February 22-28

This year’s COM Week will be held from Friday, February 22 – Thursday, February 28. Award winning PBS/UNC TV documentarian and Meredith alumna Brenda Hughes will be joining the department at a few of the following events:

Friday, February 22 from 3 -4:30 p.m. at Curtis Media’s Building in Raleigh: Radio Tour at Curtis Media Group; David Stuckey, Executive V.P. of Curtis Media Group, will be giving students a studio/office tour of the company. Curtis Media owns approximately 60 radio stations across North Carolina. Students should meet with Dr. Spero in the lobby of the Curtis Media building by 3 P.M. (3012 Highwoods Blvd #201, Raleigh, NC 27604). Space is limited for this event; contact Hannah Naylor ( or Doug Spero ( to RSVP.

Monday, February 25 from 10-10:50 a.m. in Harris 214: ABC-11 Meet & GreetA number of people from the news department will be on hand to explain a number of things about the station: What they do, what opportunities there are for intern candidates, and the various jobs that may be available. They will describe what goes into making the station run on a daily basis, including outlining the positives and negatives of the various jobs. They will also be taking questions from the students and will be available for one-on-one conversations. Breakfast will be provided; contact Doug Spero for more information (

Monday, February 25 from 3:30-4:40 p.m. in Harris 214: A Workshop on Visual Storytelling; What are the “rules” for creating a visual story? Award winning PBS/UNC TV documentarian Brenda Hughes will illustrate principles of effective storytelling using examples from her work, including one of her Regional Emmy Award winning documentaries, Thank You Eddie Hart.

Tuesday, February 26 from 8-9:30 a.m. in Belk Dining Hall (West): Breakfast with Brenda Hughes; “What Do You Really Want To Do With Your Life? Strap On Your Hiking Boots and Let the Adventures Begin!”; A breakfast with Meredith alumna Brenda Hughes. Hear Hughes talk about the life-changing event that resulted in a lifetime of storytelling—from news reporting to promoting police department good news, to producing documentaries. Her latest adventure is presenting inspiring stories on YouTube. *This is a RSVP event. Contact Isabella Rossi ( for more information*.

Thursday, February 28 from 5-6:30 p.m. in Harris 214: Lambda Pi Eta Honor Society Induction Ceremony; The Department of Communication’s undergraduate honors society is hosting an induction ceremony for Communication majors and minors who have shown academic dedication, and represent the top percentage of their class. Family and friends of admitted students are invited and encouraged to come.

Melyssa Allen

News Director
316 Johnson Hall
(919) 760-8087
Fax: (919) 760-8330