Alum Floyd McKay’s (’95) new book tells the ‘Oregon Story’

A look into Pacific Northwest politics and media, alumnus Floyd McKay (Ph.D., 1995) wrote a book titled “Reporting the Oregon Story: How Activists and Visionaries Transformed a State,” which is a media and political memoir of the period between 1964…

Long-time professor of advertising Lawrence Bowen remembered as academic, best friend

Lawrence Bowen, who passed away on March 5, will be remembered as a renowned professor of advertising, but also as a husband, father, soldier, and best friend. Born in Philadelphia in 1928, he joined the Air Force when he was…

Alumna Carley Simpson’s (‘04) new show ‘We Bought the Farm’ debuts on HGTV

Alumna Carley Simpson (B.A., 2004) moved to a farm outside of Seattle with her family when she was 13 years old – little did she know, working five acres in her childhood among an abundance of animals would become the…

George Walker, 2015 Alumni Hall of Fame inductee, passes away

George Walker (B.A., 1951), who was inducted into the Department of Communication Alumni Hall of Fame last year, passed away last month at age 86. Walker was raised on Queen Anne Hill and spent the majority of his years in…

Alumni Hall of Fame member Jack Gladstone (’82) wins Community Spirit Award

Alumnus Jack Gladstone (B.A., 1982), who was inducted into the UW Communication Alumni Hall of Fame in 2013, won a Jennifer Easton Community Spirit Award from the First Peoples Fund. Each year, the First Peoples Fund “honors and celebrates exceptional…

Building legacies: Alumnus J Mullineaux on communication in philanthropy

W. John “J” Mullineaux (B.A., 1982) has been asking himself the big questions — about meaning and purpose in life — since he was an undergraduate. The answer has evolved over the years, but for Mullineaux, who currently works as…

Robert McChesney, professor, speech communication.

Communication alumnus and Alumni Hall of Fame member Robert McChesney (M.A., 1986; Ph.D. 1989) will be back at his alma mater to deliver a talk on March 8. WHEN: Tuesday, March 8 at 3:30 p.m. WHERE: CMU 126 RSVP: https://uwcommmcchesneytalk16.splashthat.com/…

Alix sailing Boston Harbor.

From her time as a Husky to her current work as the Associate Director of Player Relations for The Football Players Health Study at Harvard University, UW Comm alumna Alixandra A. (née Knapp) Nozzolillo (B.A., 2004) sees the meaning of…

‘I didn’t think about being first,’ says Pat Cranston, first woman professor in School of Journalism

On a crisp fall afternoon overlooking Elliott Bay, Pat Cranston sits on the couch sipping tea amongst Native American artwork covering the walls of her Queen Anne home that she has lived in for more than 50 years. An avid…

A watchful eye on Washington: UW Comm alum Walker Orenstein continues his legislative beat

For someone without political aspirations, recent UW Comm alumnus Walker Orenstein (B.A., 2015) has spent a lot of time in the shadow of the Washington state capitol dome. Orenstein first moved to Olympia in 2015 as an undergraduate participating in…

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