Merrill Samuelson

By Kirsten Johnson – Those who knew Merrill Samuelson, Director of the former School of Communications from 1963-1968 , recall him as someone unlikely to draw attention, or start conflict. They remember their colleague as a thoughtful, hardworking individual with…

Stuteville begins new column for Times

The Department’s own Sarah Stuteville, lecturer and co-founder of the Common Language Project and the SeattleGlobalist.com blog, has begun writing a weekly column for The Seattle Times which will appear every Friday. Her column explores Seattle’s international connections. In her…

Dave Ammons

By Amanda Ma – For more than four years, Dave Ammons (BA, 1970) has worked as the communications director for Washington Secretary of State Sam Reed, and is responsible for all of the agency’s internal and external communications. For 37…

James (Jim) B. King (B.A., 1948), retired Seattle Times executive editor and senior vice president, died Oct. 17, a few days after suffering a stroke. He was 89. King was a Pulitzer Prize winner and a member of the UW…

Immerse Yourself in the Media Realm of Hollywood

All Communication majors interested in pursuing a career in the entertainment and information realm are invited to apply to travel to Los Angeles, Calif., Feb. 7-9, 2013. You’ll meet with leading executives and tour facilities in the areas of: Digital…

‘Hello, Dawg Fans!’: Lou Gellermann relishes UW memories

By Kirsten Johnson – For decades, each game-day looked the same. The siren sounded, fans rose to their feet and the voice of Lou Gellermann (BA, 1958) echoed throughout Husky Stadium. “Hello, Dawg Fans!” he’d cry out. “Hello, Lou!” they’d…

Five esteemed alumni join Hall of Fame

By Erica Thompson – Katherine King, Douglas Ramsey, Elaine Ikoma Ko, Ann Darling and Lorraine Howell each stood behind the podium as new additions to the UW Department of Communication Alumni Hall of Fame last Tuesday. The ceremony was complete…

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