President of AWC continues long tradition of UW Comm connection

The Association for Women in Communications (AWC) has a longstanding connection with the UW Department of Communication – in fact, it was created by seven UW female journalism students in 1909. After recruiting five more women, they formed the Alpha…

NCA celebrates 100 years in Chicago, where association was formed

The National Communication Association (NCA) is hosting its Centennial Convention from November 20 to 23 in Chicago, where the founders formed the association in 1914 (then named the National Association of Academic Teachers of Public Speaking). This year’s theme, “The…

From Rodney King to Michael Brown: Media’s Impact on the Portrayal of Black Males

A forum discussion titled “From Rodney King to Michael Brown: Media’s Impact on the Portrayal of Black Males” is being held on November 14 at the Ethnic Cultural Center (Unity Room) from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Presented by the Minority…

Gerry Philipsen Debate Forum examines physician-assisted suicide

The Debate Union is hosting the second annual Gerry Philipsen Debate Forum on November 20 at 7 p.m. in CMU 120. The topic will be physician-assisted suicide, with featured respondent and UW Communication alumna Dr. Helene Starks. Watch the video:…

Chat with the Chair: Lecturer Michael Souders reinstitutes debate program, rapidly gaining momentum

While the University of Washington historically had a thriving debate team, when Lecturer Michael Souders joined the UW Department of Communication in Fall 2013, he had to build the Debate Union from the ground up. Now with a steadily increasing…

11/14 Communication Open House and Orientation

The Department of Communication is hosting its first Communication Open House and Orientation event on Friday, November 14, 2014 from 3-5pm in the CMU building’s first floor. Snacks and a photo booth will be provided. Come and meet our faculty,…

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…

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