Bringing the Classroom to the Public

We are committed to bringing our ideas into the public conversation, and to asking the public for ideas and suggestions. Learning is a two-way street, and when there are great social changes underway—like we now see with the crisis in…

Faculty Awards & Achievements March 2009

W. Lance Bennett had a MacArthur Foundation grant renewed to Aug 2009. The “Civic Learning Online Project” studies the kinds of civic skills young citizens may acquire from online engagement sites such as RockThe Vote and MyBarackObama. The qualities of…

Interns from the class of 1973 reunited in 1985. From left: Marilyn Hagberg, Betsy Trainor, Alicia Comstock, Nancy Bergh and Elaine Kraft.

Note: The Olympia Legislative Reporting Internship Program students cover the Washington Legislature for a daily newspaper or radio network. They work full time in Olympia during winter quarter. Past employers include The Seattle Times, the Post-Intelligencer, the Oregonian, the Everett…

Jenna Lange

The Department of Communication hosts a series of career lunches for undergraduate and graduate students. Alumni and friends visit campus and talk to small groups of students about jobs and strategies. The students benefit greatly from these events and quite…

Faculty Awards & Achievements March 2009

Lisa Coutu was promoted to principal lecturer. Dr. Coutu specializes in the study of communication and culture, the ethnography of communication, and discourse analysis. She teaches undergraduate courses in language, culture, and communication, intercultural communication, and interviewing, as well as…

Student News March 2009

Tiia Koppel wins LAGRANT scholarship UW Communication senior Tiia Koppel is a 2009 recipient of a LAGRANT FOUNDATION Scholarship. She is one of 10 undergraduates from universities all over the United States to receive this prestigious award. Koppel traveled to…

Class notes March 2009

Joseph Slate B.A. 1951 Slate’s newest children’s book, I Want to be Free, with illustrations by Caldecott honoree E.B. Lewis, will be published by Putnam in 2009. Also in 2009, a musical based on Slate’s best-selling “Miss Bindergarten series will…

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