Wichita Professional Communicators


NFPW appoints Amy Geiszler-Jones to serve second term on national board

Amy Geiszler-Jones, former longtime Wichita Professional Communicators board member and current Kansas Professional Communicators president, has been appointed to a second two-year term to the National Federation of Press Women board as historian. In her role as NFPW historian, Geiszler-Jones is responsible for recognizing members who have reached significant membership […]

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Library’s Summer Reading Program returns

Two free family concerts were held outdoors June 7 at Naftzger and Clapp Parks to officially kick off the Wichita Public Library’s Summer Reading Program. Jim Cosgrove, aka Mr. Stinky Feet, told stories and sang songs to more than 270 attendees. The Summer Reading Program is the library’s annual reading […]


Amplifying the voices of others

A recent Forbes headline caught my attention: “Want a career boost? Try speaking up for someone else.” The article by Josie Cox spotlights new research showing that employees who advocate for a colleague’s ideas are not only helping out that colleague, but they’re also reaping benefits themselves by advocating for […]


WPC members win awards at national contest

Several WPC members earned awards during the 2021 National Communications Contest sponsored by our national affiliate, the National Federation of Press Women. With more than 2,000 entries from across the country submitted in this year’s contest, these talented members faced tough competition. All of these NFPW award recipients had to […]


Colorado Press Women to host Summer Getaway

Colorado Press Women is hosting a Summer Getaway on July 30-31 in Cañon City and Alamosa, historical cities with deep roots in newspapering, and will honor two newspapers whose female staff helped found CPW 80 years ago. Members of Wichita Professional Communicators have been invited to attend. Registration for the […]


WPC Scholarship Committee co-chairs Judy Conkling, left, and Wilma Moore-Black, at right, stand with Daegiona Wilson, the 2021 WPC Scholarship recipient.

Southwestern College student wins WPC scholarship

An enthusiastic and spirited Southwestern College student majoring in convergent journalism is the winner of the 2021 Wichita Professional Communicators $2,000 scholarship. Daegiona Wilson stands out among her peers at the Winfield, Kansas, college, from the classroom to the track field. The scholarship award helps to ease the stresses of […]


Wanted: Auction items for annual WPC scholarship fundraiser

Each year, WPC awards a $2,000 scholarship to a talented communications student — funded, in large part, by proceeds from the silent auction at our end-of-summer mixer. This year’s mixer will be on Sept. 1 at the Wichita Marriott — watch future WPC newsletters for more details — but we’re […]


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The ebb and flow of anxiety

I can’t remember the exact date, but I remember the feeling I got when I started to venture out the first few times after being at home for so long during the pandemic. I remember feeling anxiety, just by getting in the car and driving. I felt claustrophobic in my […]


WPC members earn awards in KPC communications contest

Congratulations to the following Wichita Professional Communicators members who earned awards in the Kansas Professional Communicators‘ communications contest and were honored during the KPC spring conference: Beth Bower – Communicator of Achievement; First Place Specialty Articles, Food Guy Bower – First Place Specialty Articles, Travel Blog, Personal; and Radio + […]


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Beth Bower earns KPC’s highest honor

Congratulations to Beth Bower, WPC board member and former WPC president, on being awarded Kansas Professional Communicators’ highest honor: the 2021 Communicator of Achievement! The COA is given in recognition of professional accomplishments, community service and affiliate service to KPC and the National Federation of Press Women. Beth is a […]