Face of TCM Robert Osborne (’54) inducted into Alumni Hall of Fame

For more than 20 years, Robert Osborne (B.A., 1954) has been the face of Turner Classic Movies (TCM) television network as the primetime host and anchor. Since the show first aired in 1994, Osborne has been vital to the TCM…

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…

Be ‘radical by example’ says Tim Egan (’81) in Univ. of Portland’s Zahm Lecture

Pulitzer prize-winning author and New York Times columnist Timothy Egan (B.A., 1981) delivered University of Portland’s 16th Zahm Lecture in American Catholic Education on Thursday, September 17 in a packed Buckley Center Auditorium. Egan’s talk titled “Francis and Francis: How…

Ashley Stewart (left back), Caley Cook (center back), and Erika Schultz (right of Cook) celebrate at the end-of-the-year SPJ gala. Photo by Joshua Trujillo.

Planning is in full swing for the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Western Washington Chapter’s upcoming programs. Heading the board as President is Athima Chansanchai who served as vice president and treasurer last year, and by her side is UW…

Alumni Hall of Fame inductee Colleen Fukui-Sketchley regarded as committed diversity advocate

As an undergraduate in the UW Department of Communication, Colleen Fukui-Sketchley (B.A., 1994) started working as a salesperson at Nordstrom. More than 20 years later, her position has evolved to where she is now the Corporate Center Diversity Affairs Director….

Public Scholarship: Kirsten Foot fosters collaboration against human trafficking

Research that Professor Kirsten Foot began in the fall of 2007 has culminated in a new book titled Collaborating against Human Trafficking: Cross-Sector Challenges and Practices. This is her fourth book, but the first that is written primarily for audiences…

Alumni Hall of Fame inductee George Walker (’51) honored as long-time business, civic leader

Raised in Queen Anne with diploma in hand, journalism alumnus George Walker (B.A., 1951) couldn’t find a single publication to hire him at the dawn of the Korean War. He wrote for The Daily while in school, but The Seattle…

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