Inspirational Alumna: Celebrating the career of Lorraine Howell

Lorraine Howell (BA, ‘82) author of Give Your Elevator Speech a Lift! is a highly accomplished Department of Communication Cum Laude alumna whose motivational seminars and skills conferences in media skills training have been requested by the likes of Starbucks,…

By Amanda Weber – The Washington News Council’s Board of Directors will be holding a hearing on a formal written complaint from the Vitae Foundation against KUOW 94.9 FM concerning a story that aired April 13, 2011. It will be…

COM Program Digital Media Mavens hit SXSW in Austin, Texas

Flip the Media is heading off to Austin, Texas this week for the SXSW interactive festival and oh, what a trip it’s shapin’ up to be. Six students from the Master’s in Digital Media program are setting out on the…

By Evan Yang – A recent decision to add communication students Claire Palay, Chad Robischon, and Jessica Naluai to a directed research course that usually only includes architecture and construction management students has turned up positive results. Assistant professor in…

Ever since she was a teenager, Anita Verna Crofts, Associate Director of the Master of Communication in Digital Media (MCDM) program, has been a lover of photography. “I found that it always complemented anything I would write, so the camera…

Fiore-Silfvast innovates on information

Last December, Communication graduate student Brittany Fiore-Silfvast won a Doctoral Dissertation Research Grant from the National Science Foundation for her proposal, “The Informationalization of Healthcare: Shifting Subjectivities, Organizational Forms, and Ways of Knowing in the U.S. and India.” Last year, she traveled…

The next big thing in reality TV

By Evan Yang Lights, camera, action! Well, almost. This quarter, the Department of Communication is offering a course on reality TV under COM 495: Special Topics. Part-time lecturer Florangela Davila and Matt Chan, founder and owner of Seattle-based Screaming Flea…

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