Alum Colleen Fukui-Sketchley earns 2015 Charles E. Odegaard Award

Colleen Fukui-Sketchley (B.A., 1994) was named the 2015 recipient of the UW Charles E. Odegaard Award, which was established in 1973 “to honor a member of our community whose leadership sustains the former University of Washington President’s distinguished work on…

Lori Matsukawa (‘96) named 2015 UW Comm Distinguished Alum

No fear. It is those two words that alumna Lori Matsukawa (M.A., 1996) has lived by and the bottom-line advice she gives to students determined to find their way. “Pursue your passion, pursue your dream, develop your talent,” she tells…

Former Chair, alum Jerry Baldasty named Interim Provost of UW

Gerald (Jerry) Baldasty has been a part of the UW Communication family for a long time – he earned a B.A. in 1972 and his Ph.D. in 1978 from the Department before joining the UW faculty later that year. He…

Selma Is Now: Civil Rights pilgrims to speak at Seattle Public Library

Fifty years ago in March 1965, the nation watched as Alabama state troopers brutally beat civil rights marchers on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma in what became known as “Bloody Sunday.” Two weeks later the same marchers walked 54…

MARCHING TO SELMA: HOW MLK, LBJ, & THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT CHANGED THE WORLD

Fifty years ago in March 1965, the nation watched as Alabama state troopers brutally beat civil rights marchers on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma in what became known as “Bloody Sunday.” Two weeks later the same marchers walked 54…

Colloquium: University of Maryland iSchool prof discusses changing norms of interaction due to networked spaces

On Thursday, March 12, Assistant Professor Jessica Vitak of University of Maryland’s iSchool will be talking about how communication technologies have affected the way we conceptualize friendship and consider privacy. I like it….whatever that means: The evolving relationship between disclosure,…

Fendall Yerxa remembered for outstanding journalism, superb teaching

Two-thousand fifteen marks the 50th Anniversary of when Fendall Yerxa joined the faculty at the UW School of Communications, after many years working as a professional journalist. Also an ex-marine, Yerxa anchored at ABC News in the early 1960s, was…

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