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UW Department of Communication News & Updates

Have you registered to walk in the Department of Communication Graduation Celebration???

The commencement ceremony will be taking place Thursday, June 9, from 1:00-3:00pm in the Liberal Arts Quadrangle (the Quad).

If you are a graduating student and would like to participate in the Communication graduation ceremony, you'll need to register on our Catalyst survey at this link by May 22:

Happy graduation!

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Free Digital Media Workshops

Join Support Systems guru Evan Swope as he leads free afternoon workshops teaching you how to use crucial programs to expand your tech skills!

Refreshments will be provided at both workshops.

Adobe Illustrator

Monday, May 9

3:30 to 5:30 PM

CMU 302

Register here!

Adobe Premiere

Friday, May 27

3:30 to 5:30 PM

CMU 322

Register here!

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Earn $1,000 this summer while getting Comm credit!

Engaged Scholarship: Conducting Research for Equity

COM 495 and 499

10 credits

Summer 2016

Engaged scholarship is the collaboration between academics and individuals outside the academy that supports the exchange of knowledge and resources in partnership and reciprocity. This course bridges research and practice by bringing together UW students and a community in the Rainier Valley area of South Seattle to engage various equity issues. The course is designed to examine the interconnectedness of power, privilege, and difference through academic-­‐community partnerships and applied research. We will explore how youth mentorship, digital storytelling, and resident interviews can help us better understand and address the structural inequalities that the Rainier Valley community experiences.

Students who are accepted into this class will earn 10 Communication credits and receive $1000 stipends as CCDE Undergraduate Fellows. The class will meet at UW Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:40-­‐11:50am and at the Smilow Rainier Vista Boys and Girls Club (SRV) in Columbia City from 2:30‐4:30 pm also on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Please complete a short application at by Monday, May 9, 2016.

Students will receive notices of acceptance by Monday, May 16th.

Instructors: Carmen Gonzalez ( and Victoria E. Thomas ( T & Th 9:40am -­‐11:50 am (at UW) and 2:30pm -­‐4:30 pm (at SRV)

Please contact the instructors for more information.

Registration for Summer quarter is now open!

If you are a current or incoming UW student, there are a number of great reasons to take classes during Summer Quarter. It's a perfect time to enroll in a course you need, explore a new interest, or check out a special program. Earn academic credit and make this summer count.

Why UW Summer Quarter?

  • Better Access. Grab a seat in a popular course. Many courses that fill up fast during the regular academic year are open during the summer and often have fewer students.
  • Major, Minor and Requirement Courses. Catch up or get ahead with Summer Quarter classes. Check off a major requirement, a prerequisite or an Area of Knowledge course.
  • Accelerated Learning. Make the most of your time with condensed, intensive summer courses. The full quarter lasts nine weeks, and some classes are half that length.

Get started here:

---Available Internships and Opportunities---

Don't limit your learning experience to just the classroom! High-quality internships and other opportunities are valuable for students to gain experience, skills, and contacts upon entering the job market. Visit the Department of Communication Internships page for the complete list of opportunities that you can take advantage of. Some of our most recent opportunities include:

---Financial resources---

Fashion Scholarship Fund!

The 2016 YMA Fashion Scholarship / case competition is now open. The scholarship program seeks to support students in majors who closely align with the fashion industry including students focused on: advertising, communications, consumer science, costume design, apparel design, graphic design, economics, finance, information technology, management, marketing, merchandising, etc.

Scholarship awards are $5,000 and selected scholars are invited to attend the annual Awards Gala in New York City. Additionally selected students are matched with an industry mentor for the scholarship year. Last year 5 UW undergraduates received the award and traveled to NYC for the celebration.

Apply online (and more information) here:

Public relations scholarships available!

Applications are now being accepted for PRSA Puget Sound's two scholarship funds. The Sally Heet Memorial Scholarship and the Horace and Susie Revels Cayton Scholarship are awarded annually – at $3,500 each – to students who are entering their junior or senior years and are pursuing careers in public relations.

Eligible students are encouraged to apply! Since both scholarship applications require transcripts, students should allow one to two weeks to complete all of the requirements. The application deadline is May 13, 2016.

Online applications are available under the “Students” section of the PRSA Puget Sound website at

Library Research Award for Undergraduates

All undergraduate students enrolled at the University of Washington are encouraged to submit research projects for this award.

Projects completed during any of the following quarters are eligible: Spring 2015, Summer 2015, Fall 2015, Winter 2016, Spring 2016.

The award deadline is Monday May 16, 2016. The Collect It dropbox closes at 5:00 p.m on this day.

All files required to be considered for the award MUST be submitted by 5:00 on May 16. (This includes the faculty letter of support.)

Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

More information and application found here:

---Other amazing news and opportunities!---

Team up with a visiting student from South Asia this summer to learn and have lots of fun!

ABOUT THE PROGRAM: From June 20 to July 16, 2016 FIUTS is hosting the Study of the US Institutes for Student Leaders in Journalism and New Media (SUSI) in Seattle. This exchange program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, brings 20 undergraduate students between the ages of 19 and 25 from Sri Lanka, India, Bangladesh and Nepal to Seattle. While here, international participants will study journalism and new media, participate in volunteer and service activities, leadership workshops and cultural excursions.

SUSI Ambassadors are University of Washington students who volunteer for the FIUTS SUSI program and receive training and experience in leadership, planning, teamwork, and citizen diplomacy. Ambassadors are an integral part of the SUSI program and act as cultural liaisons, peer mentors, friends and leaders during the international participants’ time in Seattle. As a SUSI Ambassador, you can learn new skills, have fun, make friends, build your resume and support FIUTS’ mission to inspire cross-cultural friendship and understanding on campus and in our community.

Ambassadors will have the opportunity to meet and spend time with all 20 SUSI students, but will be matched with one specific SUSI participant to support throughout the program. Ambassadors should be available for 3 hours of pre-program training, an overnight retreat with SUSI participants on Sunday, June 26th and 1-3 service, leadership and social activities per week (including a Mariners Baseball Game, a visit to the Space Needle, a service project, the Closing Ceremony, and more!) between June 22nd and July 16th. Ambassadors are invited to attend the series of leadership workshops alongside participants throughout the program.

Please note that SUSI Ambassadors are volunteers. All Ambassador meals, transportation and admission fees during program activities are provided by FIUTS.

Please complete the application here, and contact Tom Lang with questions. Application deadline is May 30, 2016.

Be a blogger for Time Out!

Time Out North America has a number of opportunities that may be of interest to students. In case you're not aware, Time Out aims to be a guide to the best trends, things to do, eat, and drink in more than 40 cities across the country.

The blogger network includes writers who work with a member of the staff to come up with great story ideas for the blog. Blog posts can run the gamut, from covering a live event to writing a preview of an art opening or theater performance, or the latest trend and city life pieces. There's also plenty of opportunities to publish national-oriented posts on the site, which would allow writers the chance to get their byline in front of audiences across the country.

While bloggers write for free, they are provided with various perks to make it worth their time, including tickets to restaurant openings, concerts, festivals and other events of the sort.

This is a great opportunity for young aspiring journalists to get some real-life experience to build their resume and get published clips. Interested students should reach out to Time Out North America's National Blog Editor Clayton Guse at

Free screening of documentary "Walls and the Tiger"

Walls and the Tiger is a fantastic documentary film portraying the impact of Safe Economic Zones and globalization on local farming communities in India. The film screening will be followed by a panel discussion including, Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant, professor and author Sonora Jha and film’s director Sushma Kallam.

The film has generated discussions about many contemporary issues including sustenance of local cultures, globalization and more.

Friday, May 13th

CMU 120

6 pm

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