David Domke, chair of the UW Department of Communication, outlined his goals for the department’s next few years at a recent staff meeting. The author and former journalist reflected on these goals in a forward-looking blog post that speaks to what a communications department of the 21st-century should look like.
Domke says the department will look to be entrepreneurial, seeking funds, developing ideas and creating new products and approaches. It will engage with the public via lectures, workshops, organizational boards and partnered events. It will act as a source for news media and will seek opportunities to provide knowledge to students and foster a navigational mindset for how to succeed in a 24/7 communication world.
In short, it’ll get busy, get involved and get noticed. Read Domke’s post here, and enjoy these tasty Dawg Treats:
- UW alum Lynn Sheldon, who was featured in the June 2010 issue of Columns, directed the Sept. 26 episode of Mad Men, the Emmy-award winning TV series.
- Heather Krasna, career director at the Evans School of Public Affairs, was featured on NPR. Her book, Jobs That Matter, provides job seekers with tips to land great jobs in government, nonprofit and corporate organizations serving the public good.
- UW researchers have developed a way to use a building’s electrical wiring as an antenna, reducing power consumption and extending the sensor’s range.
- Ray Larson, the gardener at the UW president’s mansion, picks 10 indispensable Northwest plants.
- Seattlepi.com’s Big Blog features a look at the UW Common Book, You Are Never Where You Are.