Get Ahead with Winter Courses Offered Through the Department of Communication!

Do you need to catch up or get ahead on credits? Winter courses are a perfect way to do that from the comfort of your home!

This year, winter courses will run from Dec. 27 – Jan. 17, 2022.

Here are the courses the Department of Communication is offering for the 2021-2022 winter session:

  • CMM202 Interpersonal Communication (3 credits)
  • CMM302 Business and Professional  Communication (3 credits)
  • CMM325 Computer-Mediated Communication (3 credits) 

All three courses are offered as Online ASYNC, meaning there are no specific meeting times.

Registration for winter courses starts on Monday, Nov. 8 and you do not need an advisor’s permission to register.

Visit: https://www.newpaltz.edu/winter/

Recording Now Available for Nature Culture & History Storyteller Evan Pritchard’s Live Storytelling Event on Campus Oct. 5

The recording is now available for this event here: https://newpaltz.mediasite.suny.edu/Mediasite/Play/31f31645e98b4c16840a5c40a789bc5e1d

 

Save the Date: Tuesday, October 5 from 4-5 p.m. or 5:15-6:15 p.m.
Location: SUNY New Paltz, Lecture Center Room 100
Topic: Bundling Humans and Nature Together: An Autumn Blanket of Stories

The Department of Communication will host author/storyteller Evan Pritchard on Tuesday, Oct. 5 for an evening of storytelling entitled, “Bundling Humans and Nature Together: An Autumn Blanket of Stories.” The event will take place in the College Terrace.

Communication faculty and students and those enrolled in Storytelling and Culture are invited to attend one of two identical sessions: the first from 4-5 p.m., and the second from 5:15-6:15 p.m., which will allow for social distancing.  The college reminds all attendees of its mandatory indoor face covering policy. Please wear a mask.

Evan Pritchard, a descendant of the MI’kmaq, one of the Algonquin nations, is the director of the Center for Algonquin Culture in Rosendale, New York. www.algonquinculture.org.
He has been interviewing traditional native elders for over thirty years. He has lectured on native studies at colleges including Vassar, Pace, Marist, Columbia University, SUNY, and several others. He is the author of over fifty books on native culture and history, including Native New Yorkers; Henry Hudson and the Algonquins (Chicago Review Press); Bird Medicine (Inner Traditions/Simon and Schuster); Native American Stories of the Sacred (Turner Books) and No Word for Time (Millichap).  Evan Pritchard has published original maps of Native American settlements in the Hudson Valley, some of which have been included in an online history exhibition at CONTACT: The Dutch Meet the Wappinger Confederacy at Hell Gate, 1645

-1646 | Gracie Mansion funded by The government of the Netherlands. He frequently appears on radio stations including WBAI and WNYC, and has been a featured guest on CNN, ABC, Discovery Channel, History Channel, and on Roger Hernandez’s 90-minute special “Touring Native New York” on Manhattan Cable. 

 

Seniors—Deadline Upcoming for Summer ’21 Internship

Students looking to graduate in Spring 2021: there is an internship eligibility deadline upcoming that you must make, or risk not graduating on time.

Unlike DMJ majors, CMM majors are not required to complete an internship in order to graduate. However, everyone is encouraged to complete an internship to gain valuable experience. If you are a senior and want to complete an internship for credit, and you have not already completed or are not currently completing an internship, you must intern next semester. That means you MUST apply for internship eligibility this semester! The deadline is Friday, Mar. 12.

So, what does that mean? Applying for internship eligibility means you have to be approved before you can earn internship credits or even start looking for an internship placement.

Our department has to make sure you are ready to represent our department, internship program and SUNY New Paltz out in the work world. Once your internship eligibility application has been approved and you are eligible to earn internship credits, then you can start looking for an internship.

To apply for internship eligibility, click here to be taken to our Internship Eligibility Application folder, which can also be found by visiting Blackboard, clicking on the Community tab and clicking “Spring21_Communication & DMJ Students”

First, read through the Internship Information post and make sure you understand everything in there. After you’ve read that, click the Google Form and enter all the required information to apply for eligibility. Then, upload your progress report and one-page, single-sided resume via the two turnitin links. That’s it! Once you are approved, you will receive an email with your next steps, which include searching for an internship placement.

Remember, the deadline to complete this process is Friday, Mar. 12 if you are planning on interning in the Spring 2021 semester.

Seniors looking to graduate in December 2021 must make the Mar. 12 deadline or you cannot earn credits for an internship you will complete.

Sophomores: Apply for Internship Eligibility Once You Have 60 Credits

Sophomores, CMM majors are not required to complete an internship, but it is highly encouraged. For an internship to count towards your credit count, you must be certified as internship eligible before you start looking for an internship. You can do that once you have 60 college credits.

Internship eligibility does not expire unless you GPA drops below 2.5, so you should apply now so you don’t have to worry about it later. Get it out of the way!

Here are all the minimum requirements to apply for internship eligibility:

  • 60 total credits
  • 30 credits at New Paltz
  • 18 credits in your major
  • 2.5 GPA

Once you have all of the above, visit the Blackboard community “Spring21_Communication & DMJ Students” to submit the Google Form application and upload your one-page, single-sided resume and progress report.

You must be certified eligible at least one semester before interning, so why not get it out of the way now?

Watch the Communication Studies Major Overview Video and Orientation Materials

Please watch the video major overview for all Communication Studies concentrations:

Spring 2021 Academic Advising Walkthrough from Jason Wrench on Vimeo. Closed captions: Spring 2021 Academic Advising Walkthrough_otter.ai (1).

https://newpaltz.knowmia.com/Qi7F

Here is the presentation:

CMM TO Spring 2021 Presentation

Every student must know how to read their DegreeWorks progress report: Tour of Progress Report – Transfers & First Year

Our department requires students to use the My Schedule Planner tool for creating their class schedule before meeting with their advisor. Please watch the tutorials: https://hawksites.newpaltz.edu/dmjnews/2020/03/09/use-my-schedule-planner/

Go through the Advising Checklist: Transfer-Advising-Checklist_for Fall 2021

Internships are OPTIONAL for Comm majors. Understand the requirements to be eligible to do an internship, by reading this post.

Website and Social Media Internship With Nava Atlas

Nava Atlas is offering a website management and social media internship next semester. They are looking for a journalism, communications or media management major.

The internship will involve growing and maintaining two websites, creating content for their sites and managing their social media.

The websites include:

  • Literary Ladies Guide celebrates the lives and work of classic women authors (with a secondary subject of women journalists from the past).
  • The Vegan Atlas is a site featuring vegan recipes and lifestyle.

Internships activities would include (remote training can be provided):

  • Create 2 to 3 new posts per week on mutually agreed upon topics.
  • Learn what goes into creating good content for the web.
  • Learn some fine points on SEO (Search Engine Optimization), which helps posts become
    evergreen and findable through Google and other search engines.
  • Create shareable graphics for Facebook and Pinterest using Canva or graphics program of your choice.
  • Maintain and continue to build social media accounts, including Facebook, Instagram and
    Pinterest. Develop strategies and keep records of metrics to see what’s working, and build on
    successes.

This has always been a partially remote internship, so this would work well now as a 100% remote internship.

To apply, email navaatlas@mac.com.

Marketing Internship for Hale Advisors

Marketing internship for Hale Advisors

Description:

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated intern to join our team and help facilitate with our organization’s project goals. In this position, you will be expected to learn the ins-and-outs of daily routines and procedures to help our team run efficiently.

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

Include but are not limited to the following:

  • Research and various writing assignments
  • Have a love of Digital Marketing and an excitement to learn more
  • Facilitate in content creation for clients
  • Continuous updating on client projects
  • Social Media monitoring and posting
  • Research creative holiday gifts to then order, organize and send to clients during the holiday season
  • Assisting on any other projects to help support the staff

Requirements & Qualifications:

  • Must be above 18 years old and enrolled in an accredited university, preferably in business, marketing, journalism, or public relations
  • Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Energetic and eager to take on new projects and ideas
  • Ability to prioritize/execute to achieve desired company and project goals

 

Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA): Our standard non-disclosure agreement must be signed prior to start.

Send resume, cover letter and a writing sample to Marie Hull marie@haleadvisors.com  before Nov. 9 to be considered

New Course: CMM393 Crisis, Risk, and Disaster Communication

The Spring 2021 schedule of classes should release soon, and on it will be one new Communication class: CMM393 Crisis, Risk, and Disaster Communication, taught by Jack Harris.

Crisis, Risk, and Disaster Communication acquaints students with the fundamentals of crisis and disaster communication and focuses on the broader collaborative and stakeholder environment in which crisis and disaster communication takes place. Students will develop an understanding of the fundamentals of crisis and risk communication and the importance of stakeholder engagement and community collaboration for communicating about crisis, risk, and disaster. Dr. Harris is active in disaster planning, response, and recovery as co-chair of a county Community Organizations Active in Disaster collaboration (COAD), with a state VOAD, and as a member of a local emergency management planning council. His research and writing focuses on organizational resilience, long-term recovery after disaster, and cross-sector collaborations for solving complex public problems.

Check newpaltz.edu often to see when the Spring 2021 schedule of classes releases. Once it does, start making your desired schedule and set up a time to meet virtually with your advisor.

Get Ahead with Winter 2020-2021 Courses

Do you need to catch up or get ahead on credits? Winter courses are a perfect way to do that from the comfort of your home!

This year, winter courses will run from Dec. 21 to Jan. 12.

Here are the courses the Department of Communication is holding for the 2020-2021 winter session:

  • CMM355 Nonverbal Communication (3 credits)
  • CMM359 Communication Among Cultures (3 credits)
  • CMM325 Computer Mediated Communication (3 credits)

All three courses are offered as Online ASYNC, meaning there are no specific meeting times.

Registration for winter courses starts on Monday, Nov. 9 and you do need an advisor’s permission to register.

If you have any questions or want to discuss winter courses further, reach out to your advisor.

Contribute to The Teller’s October Issue

The Teller magazine, a SUNY New Paltz art and lifestyle publication, is currently looking for contributors for their October issue, which is themed Reformation.
The magazine consists of a large lifestyle portion, as well as literature and art. Each issue is themed and is divided into the following sections: Adventure & Culture, Home, Health & Wellness, Home, Fashion & Beauty, Food, and Literature & Art (includes poetry, short stories, photography, art, playlists, etc.). Their archive of past issues can be found here.
They have a rotating set of contributing writers and no set writing staff so each issue is completely unique. Any SUNY New Paltz student is welcome to contribute.
If you are interested, please email thetellermagazine@gmail.com.
The Teller magazine is looking for contributors for their October issue. Email thetellermagazine@gmail.com if interested.