Events


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


KPC virtual state conference is April 2

Kansas Professional Communicators will host a virtual state conference on Friday, April 2. The conference, which will take place via Zoom, will offer a brief networking opportunity, presentations by two outstanding communicators and recognition of this year’s award winners in KPC’s communications contest and the reveal of KPC’s 2021 Communicator […]


WPC silent auction moves online, runs through Dec. 2

The WPC Holiday Silent Auction is a year-end tradition that helps support our scholarships for promising Wichita-area communications students. This year, because of COVID-19, our auction has moved online, with a wonderful array of gift items and packages valued at $25-$150. Bidding starts at noon Sunday, Nov. 29, and ends […]

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Lessons learned from Nebraska Press Women’s first virtual conference

By Wilma Moore-Black After its conference was canceled due to the COVID pandemic, Nebraska Press Women (NPW) finally hosted its annual conference Saturday, Oct. 17. It was an untraditional, historic conference — virtually via Zoom — from 9:15 to 11:30 a.m. sharp. I saw the NPW invitation and decided to […]


Vote on 2021 WPC officers during Nov. 4 meeting

Elections for the executive positions on the WPC board will take place during the virtual Nov. 4 meeting. The following slate has been nominated and will be voted on through a Zoom poll at the end of the meeting. Other board positions will be appointed by the new president. Darcy […]


Help #SaveOurScholarship! WPC ‘Take Five’ virtual mixer set for Oct. 5

Mark your calendars to “Take Five” with WPC’s annual virtual mixer 5:30-6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 5. Proceeds will help save our annual scholarship! As part of the mixer, which will take place via Zoom, you can look forward to hearing about five wines for the fall with Guy Buyer, host […]


Words from the WPC president: Keep moving up professional ladder

Everybody likes the thought of making more money and getting ahead in one’s career. It’s simply individual progress and professional growth. The annual conference offered by the Kansas Professional Communicators is an affordable and practical place to grow. There are five key reasons that it continues to be worth my […]


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KPC conference is March 21

The annual Kansas Professional Communicators conference, open to both KPC members and nonmembers, is happening Saturday, March 21, at the Wichita Art Museum. Special pre-conference tours of creative and news agencies, followed by a mixer at Cocoa Dolce, 235 N. St. Francis, are scheduled for Friday, March 20. The theme […]