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NSCM eUpdate March 24, 2020
Working Remotely Update

For those of you who may need specific items in order to successfully work from home, please send these requests to your unit’s leaders.

  • For the Department of Communication, please send the request to Deanna Sellnow.
  • For the Department of Film and Mass Media, please send the request to Will Kinnally.
  • For the Department of Games and Interactive Media, please send the request to Natalie Underberg-Goode.
  • For the Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy, please send the request to Ben Noel.
New UCF President-Elect — Alexander Cartwright

The Board of Trustees has selected Alexander Cartwright as the president-elect of the University of Central Florida. To read more, click here.

Nicholson School Launches New Winter Park Website

The Nicholson School of Communication and Media’s journalism program launched a new grant-funded website designed to bring more light and transparency to Winter Park city government.

This site is a searchable database where users can access publicly available information about the activities of Winter Park’s government. This information includes:

  • City commission meeting minutes
  • Voting records and action items
  • Financial records and spending reports
  • Grants
  • Contracts and vendors
  • Salaries
  • Public works
  • Campaign contributions
  • Financial disclosure statements 

Users can browse data sets by collection and search by keyword terms. While the initial database on the site focuses on action items, meeting minutes and campaign contributions, more data sets will be added over time as the research team collects and curates more records and data.

For more information or questions, please contact Rick Brunson.

New Film Free for UCF Faculty, Staff, and Students

Christine Hanlon and Adam Parrish worked with the UCF Office of Diversity Initiatives and the UCF Libraries to fund the purchase of film screening rights for The Representation Project's new film, "The Great American Lie." The film screening on campus has been canceled due to coronavirus. However, They were able to secure rights to view the film online, which we can share with all UCF faculty, staff and students. 

"The Great American Lie" will be available online for all UCF faculty, staff, and students until June. You can access the film here.

UCF Transitioning to Remote Internship Experiences

UCF is asking employers to transition in-person internships to remote internships. Please read the attached letter from Dr. Theodorea Berry, Vice Provost, Division of Student Learning and Academic Success and Dean, College of Undergraduate Studies.

Internship Updates
Faculty Center Resources Updates

The Faculty Center staff are working remotely and are available full time to answer questions. To contact, feel free to email

To see their creative pedagogy for online instruction, click here for a quick list of ideas for active learning activities in fully online classes, both synchronous and asynchronous.

Lastly, the landing page of their website offers clearinghouse links for resources at UCF for specific help with Zoom and setting up Webcourses.

UCF Alumni Scholarships Open

Each year UCF Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving awards scholarships to UCF students demonstrating strong academic ability and significant extracurricular and community involvement. UCF Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving are pleased to again offer more than a dozen scholarship opportunities for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Applications are now available on A2O.

Updated Faculty and Staff Phone List

A revised version of the NSCM Faculty and Staff Contact List is available at the link below for your convenience.

NSCM Faculty and Staff Phone List
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12405 Aquarius Agora Drive, Orlando
Florida 32816 United States

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