UW Department of Communication E-news
June 2009

Greetings alumni and friends! Welcome to the UW Communication Alumni E-newsletter, bringing you the latest news of our alumni and friends, department events and current developments in Communication.

Note from the Chair

Chair David Domke

I write to you today as the new Chair of the Department of Communication, fresh off one of the best moments of my brief tenure. A few days ago we graduated dozens of graduate students and hundreds of undergraduate students, and I am still smiling from sharing their joy, hope, and energy. What a moment!

Get scholarships awards and fundraising news.

Focus on Alumni

Hall of Fame, Class of 2009
Meet the latest inductees to the Communication Alumni Hall of Fame. More.

Joseph Slate

Finding His Niche in Children's Books
Communication alumnus Joseph Slate combines his journalism training and creativity to write award-winning children's books. More.

Communication Alumni in the News
A '92 grad shakes up Britain's House of Commons and gets the e-mails flying in Seattle. More.

Innovative Teaching

Creativity, Collaboration and Change
From using Twitter in the classrooms to Facebook applications, Communication students and faculty are creating innovative teaching environments at the UW. More.

Faculty News

Discover notable achievements by our faculty. More.


You're Hired! Boot Camp Career Workshop
Six outstanding volunteers mentor communication seniors on job strategies. More.

Lucas Mack

Alumni Judge Student Speakers
Three pros determine this year's Annual Public Speaking contest winners. More.

Career Lunches
Alumni and friends visit campus and talk to small groups of students about jobs and job search strategies. See who came and what they had to say. More.

Student News

Chantal Anderson
Kristin Okinaka
Judy Vue
Madelyn Fairbanks

Student Achivements
Read about our student newsmakers. More.

News from The Daily
See what your favorite student newspaper is up to. More.

Class Notes

Alumni Updates
See who's doing what: Read notes from the classes of '34 through '09. More.

In Memoriam
We remember friends and colleagues we've lost. More.

Table of contents

Pride Points

The UW’s performing arts venues and museums are home to more than 280 performances, 60 exhibits and 100 public programs annually.

The University confers more than 12,000 bachelor’s, master’s, doctorate and professional degrees annually.

Upcoming Events

UW Alumni Association

This newsletter is produced in partnership with the UW Alumni Association to support your College and to keep you connected to the UW alumni community. UWAA members enjoy great member benefits and discounts, career services and more. See what we're up to at UWalum.com.

Student Calling Program

The UW’s student callers help the University reach its alumni and friends, giving them an opportunity to speak with a current student about campus life, to update their contact information and to support the University. Look for calls to A&S grads to begin July 1.