News


WPC announces annual scholarship winner

A Wichita State University student will be awarded Wichita Professional Communicators’ annual $2,000 scholarship to pursue her studies in creative writing and communications. Hannah Holliday of Olathe, Kansas, works as a tutor in the WSU creative writing center and plans to graduate in December of 2023. “Grammar has always been […]

Hannah Holliday

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 […]


Tallgrass accepting entries for 20th annual film festival

The 20th annual Tallgrass Film Festival gets underway in late September and is now accepting submissions. This year’s five-day festival will be Sept. 28 to Oct. 2 in downtown Wichita. Filmmakers from around the world will be showcasing documentaries, films directed by women, animation, narratives, short films, and other independent […]


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 […]


Save the date for annual WPC mixer

Mark your calendar. The popular annual WPC mixer and scholarship fundraiser will be Wednesday, Sept. 7, at the Wichita Marriott at Corporate Hills, in east Wichita. Details will be available soon but, in the meantime, event organizers are already actively recruiting sponsors and silent auction donors. For more information, contact […]


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 […]


KPC COA award graphic

KPC seeks nominations for Kansas Communicator of Achievement

Kansas Professional Communicators is accepting nominations for its highest award, the Kansas Communicator of Achievement. Nominate an outstanding member by emailing a cover letter detailing the KPC member’s professional achievements, community service and KPC/NFPW service, plus the nominee’s resume to Cheryl Miller, KPC COA co-coordinator, at cheryl.miller@wichita.edu. The award criteria […]


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 […]

2022 scholarship graphic

Picking up creative work, hobbies

I spent one week in January in isolation due to a close COVID-19 exposure. It brought flashbacks to the onset of the pandemic in 2020 when our lives were uprooted and we had to learn how to adapt to working from home, have meals delivered to our doors, and find […]