Hosting Flash Gordon Minute podcast: Eric Deutsch

Deutsch co-hosts the podcast Flash Gordon Minute, a minute-by-minute breakdown of the 1980 sci-fi classic Flash Gordon.

Tara Ingalls’s Tingalls Graphic Design achieves major milestones

Tingalls Graphic Design, under the leadership of Owner and Creative Director Tara Ingalls, achieved major milestones in 2017.

Daryl Smith (’94) Named Chief Marketing Officer of Leading Real Estate Developer in D.C.

KETTLER, a real estate development and property management company in Washington, D.C., has enhanced its executive team with the addition of Daryl Smith as chief marketing officer.

Farming Hope: James Stark

Jamie Stark (2013) is the co-founder of Farming Hope, a non-profit community organization bringing sustained employment and training in the culinary industry to unhoused and low-income people in our community.

Journalism Alum Edits Journal, Finds New Home Abroad, and Writes About Trump: Robert E. Gutsche Jr.

Robert E. Gutsche Jr. (JBA ’06) has stepped into a lot of new territory. He has been named Associate Editor of Journalism Practice and is also just now taken a post as Senior Lecturer in Critical Digital Media Practice at Lancaster University (UK) after being Assistant Professor of journalism at Florida International University in Miami. 

Allison Ortiz, Media Minefield, featured on Fit Small Business

Allison Ortiz, Media & Messaging Specialist at Media Minefield, and UW-Madison Journalism alumnus from the Class of 2004 has been featured in Fit Small Business’ article Top 40 Press Release Examples from the Pros.

Steve Mann ’97 Named Director of External Operations for 2019 Minneapolis Final Four Local Organizing Committee

In September, Steve Mann ’97 began as Director of External Operations for the 2019 Minneapolis Final Four Local Organizing Committee.

Alum Wins Awards: John DeDakis

John DeDakis has earned three national book awards for his latest mystery-thriller novel, Bullet in the Chamber. DeDakis, a former editor for CNN’s “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer,” was prompted to pen Bullet in the Chamber following his 22-year-old son Stephen’s fatal heroin overdose in 2011.

Barry Baum ’92 Named Head of Communications for the Milwaukee Bucks

In June, Barry Baum ’92 began as Head of Communications for the Milwaukee Bucks. Baum is leading all communications for the organization, including the team, its business ventures and the new arena, scheduled to open in the fall of 2018.

Reporter, columnist, fairly nice guy, not very tall: George Hesselberg retires

George Hesselberg, Class of ’73, retired in March after 42 years as a reporter at the Wisconsin State Journal in Madison, where he was fortunate to include in his thousands of assignments articles about curious events, extraordinary people and strange happenings at the UW-Madison.