The Cycle Continues: Kaci Aitchison Honored as COM Mentor

“Fear is not always an indicator that you should not do something,” answers Kaci Aitchison (B.A., 2001) when asked what words of wisdom she has for students. “When faced with a decision, you shouldn’t be afraid of choosing the ‘wrong’…

CCCE Programs Going Strong in September

The Center for Communication and Civic Engagement (CCCE) is dedicated to understanding communication processes and media technologies that facilitate positive citizen involvement in politics and social life. Recently, CCCE Director Lance Bennett announced several updates to the center’s programming, including…

2017 Alumni of Distinction Honorees Announced

Every year, the UW Department of Communication honors outstanding alumni who are making a difference in their careers and out in their communities by inducting them into the Department’s Alumni Hall of Fame. We also recognize the exceptional work of…

“If You Ask, I Will Go” | Dolores Eyler Enters COM Hall of Fame

“Everyone has a story to tell,” Dolores Eyler (B.A., 1971) muses, when asked what students should know when they decide to become communicators. And during Eyler’s decades and country-spanning journalism career, she has worked tirelessly to tell hundreds of them….

Making “back to school” something special for homeless kids

When Communication Leadership student Tabatha Bennett started working for zulily, a popular Seattle-based ecommerce site, she was impressed by the community partnerships she heard discussed at company “all-hands” meetings. She learned that zulily holds events that benefit organizations like the…

Department Seeking Assistant Professor

Review of Applications: Oct 2, 2017 (Start Date: Sept 16, 2018)
Questions? Email: Dr. Valerie Manusov (

In Memoriam: Life of a Newspaper Man, Wallie Funk (B.A. 1948)

Wallie Funk, a self-proclaimed “newspaper man,” spent decades striving to improve the communities where he worked as a publisher, photographer, and local historian. During a career that spanned nearly 40 years, Funk operated and wrote for five community newspapers, including…

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