Volume 32, Number 5
February 04, 2019

Internships, travel and scholarships are in the news in this week's Comm-Announce.

If you are thinking about doing an internship for academic credit with the Department of Communication during the summer semester (or if you are interested in knowing what to do for a position for next fall), the time to get moving is now.

Next Friday, February 15 at 1 pm, there will be an information session for students with questions about internship eligibility, how to sign up, what positions will be approved, and more. If you can't make that meeting, additional sessions will be held on Thursday, March 7 at 2:00 or Wednesday, April 3 at 10:00. All meetings will be held in the Strickler 310 conference room.

Please RSVP if you are interested in attending (to and note which meeting you will attend. Bring a resume and unofficial transcript with you.

The Film & Production Minor Facebook page is officially launched. It'll include new info on upcoming classes, film events and job opportunities. Check us out at:

The American Advertising Federation-Louisville is now accepting applications for its scholarship program. Each year, AAF-Louisville awards two $2,500 scholarships. The scholarships are targeted for students pursuing careers in an advertising-related field, with a diversity award specifically dedicated to minority students. Application deadline is coming up on March 1. Several UofL Comm students have won these scholarships in the past. For more information on eligibility and to apply, go to this URL:

Doesn't warm weather sound good? You can enjoy the sun and the culture of another country while earning academic credit this summer.

The 17th Annual Study Abroad Program in Panama is sponsored by the Department of Communication as well as the Latin American and Latino Studies Program. The program begins with classes on Belknap campus and then students travel to Panama on May 6 with a return date of May 26.

Students earn 6 credit hours taking courses in PanamanianCulture (taught in English) and Spanish or Communication (taught in English) at the Quality Leadership University, Uof L's partner campus in Panama City. The regular program cost is $3,500 (but scholarships and a special Communication student discount substantially lower the cost) and includes tuition, round-trip airfare to Panama, housing and breakfast at a Panama City hotel, organized excursions, and ground transportation for excursions as well as transport to and from the airport in Panama.

There are still a couple of spots open for this program. So don't miss out-apply soon. For more information, on the web go to or contact Professor Al Futrell (

The World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana is offering the David Hershberg Scholarship for international study in the summer of 2019. Scholarship funds of up to $1,500 can be used to help defray the costs of international travel, lodging, and maintenance for a period of at least 21 days of study or research outside the United States.

A selection committee will evaluate applications on the basis of academic merit and the importance of study abroad for the personal, intellectual, and professional development of the candidate. Applications deadline is February 15. For more details and an application, go to

Applications are not being accepted for the Tom Peterson Memorial Scholarship that provides $1000 to a deserving Kentucky college student pursuing a career in communications and/or journalism. This scholarship is open to students in their sophomore, junior, or senior years of college study. Applicants must be full-time students with majors in broadcast journalism, journalism, mass communications, digital media, or telecommunications.

The scholarship will be presented to the selected winner at the KAPB awards banquet on Saturday, April 13, at the Hilton in downtown Lexington. The deadline for student applications and required supporting documents is Friday, March 8, 2019. The link to the application is:

Does Boss Baby fit the genre of the New Weird? What can we learn about depictions of Latin American civilizations by comparing El Dorado and The Emperor's New Groove? Are you inspired by those "in this essay I will..." memes? If these questions appeal to you, or you have some of your own, submit a proposal to PopCon!

PopCon! is a one day, academic(ish) conference exploring the intersection of pop culture, fandom, and academia. We are currently seeking submissions for workshops, panels, oral presentations, and more, whether they be fanciful or formal! Submissions from students, staff, faculty, and community members are welcome. Have questions about whether your topic is right for PopCon!? Reach out to Noah Smith, Honors Student Council President, at The conference will be held April 5, 2019 on the Belknap campus (details on locations, start time, featured speakers, etc. will be shared in March).

Submissions are due by 11:59PM on February 20, 2019. Submit to PopCon! at:

That's it for this edition of Comm-Announce. Have a good week.