The Bulletin 4/7

UW Department of Communication News & Updates

The Department of Communication's annual scholarship application is now open.

Every Spring quarter, the Department of Communication helps award dozens of various scholarships. Some are awarded based on need or academic merit, while others are based on personal interests (there's even one for car enthusiasts!). There's one simple application to fill out for all of the scholarships; make sure you fill it out today!

Apply online here:

The application closes Monday, May 2. Apply today!

5 credits of upper-division COM credit available for Fall 2016; apply now for this incredibly unique out-of-the-classroom experience!

This fall, Professor Domke will lead a group of students, community members, faculty, and staff on an incredible Civil Rights Pilgrimage to the U.S. South in order to more deeply explore the Civil Rights Movement, contemporary racial inequalities, and Kingian social change. UW students selected to attend register for COM411 and receive 5 credits of upper division coursework.
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From Proffesor Domke:

"In August 2013 three former UW students and I traveled to stand on sacred ground in Montgomery, Alabama. It was in Montgomery that Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat in 1955 and where Martin Luther King Jr., then 25 and a local minister, led a 381-day bus boycott that produced the first grassroots victory of the civil rights movement. And it was at the city’s Greyhound Bus Terminal that white and black Freedom Riders in 1961, most of them college students, were beaten for trying to integrate interstate bus travel—seven years after segregation had been declared unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court. And it was at the Alabama State Capitol in this city in 1965 where King and civil rights advocates—on their third try, after initially being beaten by state troopers—completed their 54-mile march from Selma in support of the right to vote. On our 2013 trip we eventually also visited Birmingham, Alabama and Jackson, Mississippi and Memphis, Tennessee and Little Rock, Arkansas. All of them are places where heroes demonstrated profound courage, forcing people in authority to provide opportunities that we now enjoy. The four of us haven’t been the same since seeing and feeling this history firsthand.

We are now committed to sharing this experience with students, faculty and staff, and community adults. Since summer 2013 we have led five civil rights pilgrimages to the U.S. South. A pilgrimage is an intentional journey of deep substance and meaning, in which people seek to learn, grow, and to understand in profound ways. A pilgrimage is a trip in which we seek to be changed in ways that will better us and the world. These experiences are beyond the usual ones that students encounter. This is a special opportunity. It is a pilgrimage.

In our case we intentionally create groups that are inter-racial, inter-generational, multi-gender and multi-sexual, economically varied, and multi-national in identities. Our diversity is a strength: we go together into and through this experience, seeking to build empathic human relationships. This is not easy, but it is essential if we are going to build positive pathways forward in the 21st century.

We begin with weekly readings and meetings, in which we discuss the communication underpinnings of the civil rights movement—what kinds of words, images, symbols, and broader message strategies were employed, how did the news media respond, and how did various Americans and international publics react? The civil rights movement was about certain values and certain ways of communicating and reacting to those values.

When we are ready, we then journey for 9 days on a trip to the U.S. South. Specifically, we will visit these locations:

• In Alabama: Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, Montgomery, Selma

• In Arkansas: Little Rock

• In Tennessee: Nashville, Memphis

• In Mississippi: Greenwood, Money, Ruleville, Oxford, Jackson, Philadelphia

We meet with footsoldiers, leaders, and locals—all of whom are committed to justice and opportunities. The “teachers” are the places + people we visit AND the people in our group. The pilgrimage is not a series of lectures; it is meeting, seeing, talking, listening, singing, reflecting, and seeking. Fundamentally, at its core this is a communication immersion experience. We will be challenged to grow in our communication practices and to build trust and honesty with each other through our words and actions."

Interested students can email Troy Bonnes, Coordinator of Student Relations, at or stop by the Communication Commons for more information.

Applications are due by 5 pm, Wednesday, April 20 in CMU 118.

Read a blog post from Journalism student Ashley Walls about her experience on a previous pilgrimage:

Don't miss this incredible opportunity!

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In conjunction with the University’s first Parent & Family Weekend, the UW Department of Communication’s Open House will showcase the research, teaching, and community engagement of faculty, staff, students, and alumni. Since the 2002 merger of the School of Communications and the Department of Speech Communication, the Department has been working toward enriching the student experience and engaging with key communities in creative, entrepreneurial ways. We believe communication is the central leadership attribute of the 21st century. The Open House will highlight some of the key ways we engage in and seek to cultivate such leadership. It will be an opportunity for our story to meet yours.

During our Open House we will have faculty, staff, students, and alumni on hand to talk about their work, open our Centers, and offer hands-on workshops and talks. Try out public speaking or witness a mini-student debate. Visit our Center for Communication and Civic Engagement and our Center for Communication, Difference and Equity, or the Seattle Globalist news organization. Our Communication Commons with be open for snacks and a chat with our advisers and professional development mentors. Come see our research, teaching, projects and work.

Students and families, we invite you to see where a degree in Communication can take you. And alumni, come back to campus to learn alongside freshman to get a taste of what it would be like to be a current college student. All are welcome!

WHEN: Saturday, April 9 from 1 to 4 p.m.
Communications Building

Registration for Summer quarter opens April 13!

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:

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Interview to Internship: Marketing and PR with Loolwa Khazzoom

Join Career Kickstart for an i2i event! Employers come to campus, enabling students to participate in 15 minute, one-on-one interviews for a chance to land a great internship! Sign up for a spot before they're all gone!

WHEN: Monday, April 18, between 2 and 4pm


From the employer:

Loolwa Khazzoom is a a public relations manager specializing in holistic media,holistic marketing, holistic public relations, and holistic promotions. Her services include branding and messaging development, image and communications management, website content development and optimization, social media management, traditional media campaign management, book development, and in-house writing and editing.

She's looking for an intern, and you can sign up for a 15 minute interview here:

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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:

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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

Hearst Journalism Awards

The UW Department of Communication is now accepting entries for the Hearst Awards journalism competition in Breaking News Writing. Students can win up to $2,500 cash prizes in this journalism competition. Students can submit to these, or any other Hearst category through this entry form: Any entry from a non-UW publication must also include an emailed statement from the editor of that publication verifying that the piece was the entrant's work with minimal editing. Students must be journalism majors to be eligible in this month’s categories, except Photo Story/Series. Please read more about each category's entry guidelines through Hearst.

Breaking News Writing (due 4/11) Entries for Breaking News should be breaking news done on a tight deadline. The article must be coverage of the event, not analysis. The entry should demonstrate how quickly and accurately the entrant used available journalism tools to cover the story with an emphasis on use of real-time reporting. The work must be from March 1, 2015 throughApril 11, 2016. Entries are judged on quality of writing and reporting, defined angle, knowledge of subject, clarity, and reporting depth. View previous winners in this category here.

Read about journalism student Agazit Afeworki's recent Hearst award here!

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2016 Spring Career Fair

Thursday, April 14, 2016
3:00 - 7:00
HUB Ballrooms - UW Seattle Campus
Open to all majors, class levels and alumni from all three UW campuses!

Are you looking for that perfect career position, summer job or internship opportunity? Search no more! The Career Center’s annual Spring Career Fair will bring more than 120 employers to the Seattle campus, who are all looking to hire Huskies of all majors and class levels from all 3 UW campuses. This is a great opportunity that you don’t want to miss!

Registered employers will be looking to fill jobs and internships in a wide range of industries, including corporate, small business, government agencies, and non-profit organizations. Please check out the list of attending employers. Make sure to research those employers you’re interested in meeting with by visiting their websites and doing a quick review of them online and in trade magazines.

More info here:

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About the Bulletin

Your weekly newsletter on all things Professional Development. Here you will be able to view current internship and job opportunities, Career Kickstart workshops, Exploration Seminars, and other great opportunities and updates through the UW Department of Communication. For more information visit us in CMU 118, the best study space in the Communications building!