VIDEO: Anita Verna Crofts’ Speech at SXSWedu

Comm Lead Associate Director Anita Verna Crofts presented her “Let Students Lead” teaching philosophy at the SXSWedu Conference & Festival in Austin last week. You can watch her solo talk, “From the Flight Deck: Community in the Classroom,” below. For…

Well-known author Kristin Hannah (’83) pulls from Northwest roots

She may have been born in Southern California, but award-winning author Kristin Hannah (B.A., 1983) calls Western Washington her home. She moved here when she was eight years old, and decided to attend the University of Washington in Seattle when…

Fulbright Scholar Pamela Pietrucci awarded Research Fellowship

Pamela Pietrucci joined the UW Department of Communication in 2008 as a Fulbright Scholar from Italy, after experiencing other international exchange programs in Spain and Miami. She was recently awarded the Simpson Center’s Digital Humanities Commons Research Fellowship, which sponsors…

Inaugural Leadership Luncheon

On Thursday, May 8, the Department of Communication and the Department of Communication’s Alumni Board hosted the Inaugural Leadership Luncheon in the HUB Lyceum. The event raised a total of $20,910 ($15,910 from donors and $5,000 from sponsors). We thank you…

Anita Verna Crofts’ Classroom Philosophy Takes the Stage at SXSWedu

Leadership and creativity are not gifts bestowed on some, but skills achievable by all. That’s the mantra of Anita Verna Crofts’ class COM 536 “Leadership Through Story and Communities: Creativity and the Digital Age,” the second course of a two-part…

UW Comm’s Civil Rights Pilgrimage

On March 1, Chair of the UW Department of Communication David Domke led a group of supporters and students on a seven-day trek across the South to landmarks where critical events happened during the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s…

Chats with the Chair: David Sherman leaves behind an advising legacy

After more than two decades of exemplary service to the Department of Communication, Director of Academic Services David Sherman is retiring. Sherman has been the friendly face of the advising office since 1986, overseeing its evolution into the Communication Commons—a…

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