Member News


Support your local everything

I think I’m riding a high (and possible heat exhaustion) from Open Streets ICT this year, but I’m feeling really fortunate to live in a city that elevates entrepreneurs and celebrates all things local (not just the flag). We have some of the best local restaurants with menus carefully curated […]


Fall is almost here

Fall is right around the corner, and that always indicates a busy time for most organizations. In Library world, we moved our annual Big Read from fall to winter/spring because it clashed with so many other great community events. But that doesn’t mean we are sitting back and twiddling our […]


Kansas communicators earn awards in state, national contest

Congratulations to the many talented members of Wichita Professional Communicators who earned state and national honors this year for their work. Awards from the Kansas Professional Communicators’ annual competition were presented during the KPC spring awards luncheon at Heart of Country Catering in Goddard. The competition recognizes excellence in categories […]


Life moves fast, take care of yourself

I don’t know about you, but life has been moving really fast these last few weeks … err … months. There’s a lot of change in the air in my world, and with that comes a lot of time spent mulling over things in my brain. Which can be a […]


Communication is evolving

Those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer are here. Yes, I did just watch that episode of “Gilmore Girls” where that phrase was repeated in song throughout the entire episode. I’m also so happy summer is here. Whether we want them to or not, things are opening up. People are […]


Gwen Larson

NFPW names Communicator of Achievement nominees

The National Federation of Press Women has named its nominees for Communicator of Achievement, which include Wichita Professional Communicators member Gwen Larson. Larson has worked in journalism and communication for 36 years, with 17 years at The Emporia Gazette as a reporter and editor. She also had a weekly column […]


Change is good

Changes are brewing at Wichita Professional Communicators. And that’s a good thing. This past year, we’ve challenged the status quo with monthly programs that made us think differently about what the communication sector looks like today. Gone are the days of the standard newsroom, the traditional inverted pyramid story template […]


It takes a village

It takes a village to make Wichita Professional Communicators work. This month, I want to talk about the hard work and dedication our board puts in each month to organize events and work to provide scholarships to communications students. Your vice president/president-elect, Naomi Shapiro, is a digital genius who keeps […]


Refresh and reorganize this spring

I’m writing this month’s column during our second snowstorm in a matter of weeks — only this time, instead of eating take out Chinese food and watching “Kill Bill” with my partner, I’m nestled away in my office at the Library. I hope everyone has stayed warm and safe during […]


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Applications now open for annual student scholarship

Wichita Professional Communicators is proud to offer an annual $2,000 scholarship to students pursuing a communication field of study at Wichita-area colleges and universities. Do you know a student who could benefit? Fields of study include journalism, graphic design, photography, public relations, advertising, marketing, digital media and more. WPC is […]