CHAIR WORDS 11-20-14

Communication is the key leadership attribute of the 21st century. That’s our belief and our guiding vision for the Department of Communication. Business knowledge, topical expertise, cultural understandings, technological sophistication, and relational skills are clearly crucial for leadership too. Our…

Founder of Thrive Causemetics Karissa Bodnar (right) poses with the company's model Lauren Lichon, who has alopecia. Lichon said she had given up on finding lashes that work for her and is thrilled with Bodnar's product.

Beauty with a Purpose: Alumna Karissa Bodnar creates lashes for cancer ‘thrivers’

On her second attempt to get in to the University of Washington, Karissa Bodnar (B.A., 2011) thought long and hard about why she wanted to go to the UW. She wrote that she would give back to the world by…

President of AWC continues long tradition of UW Comm connection

President of AWC continues long tradition of UW Comm connection

The Association for Women in Communications (AWC) has a longstanding connection with the UW Department of Communication – in fact, it was created by seven UW female journalism students in 1909. After recruiting five more women, they formed the Alpha…

NCA celebrates 100 years in Chicago, where association was formed

NCA celebrates 100 years in Chicago, where association was formed

The National Communication Association (NCA) is hosting its Centennial Convention from November 20 to 23 in Chicago, where the founders formed the association in 1914 (then named the National Association of Academic Teachers of Public Speaking). This year’s theme, “The…

From Rodney King to Michael Brown: Media’s Impact on the Portrayal of Black Males

From Rodney King to Michael Brown: Media’s Impact on the Portrayal of Black Males

A forum discussion titled “From Rodney King to Michael Brown: Media’s Impact on the Portrayal of Black Males” is being held on November 14 at the Ethnic Cultural Center (Unity Room) from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Presented by the Minority…

Gerry Philipsen Debate Forum examines physician-assisted suicide

Gerry Philipsen Debate Forum examines physician-assisted suicide

The Debate Union is hosting the second annual Gerry Philipsen Debate Forum on November 20 at 7 p.m. in CMU 120. The topic will be physician-assisted suicide, with featured respondent and UW Communication alumna Dr. Helene Starks. Watch the video:…

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