2018 Communication Week


Wednesday, October 17

9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

RSC 266  Politicalese

A behind-the-scenes look at the political strategies that propel successful campaigns — two experts will share best practices and personal experiences. Dalton Glasscock (R) is the political director for Congressman Ron Estes. Chris Pumpelly (D) is a partner in Ad Astra Group, a political consultancy to progressive non-profits and campaigns, who is working with James Thompson for Kansas. #GetOutTheVote

RSC 265  Capture the Moment

ESC alumnus Austin Colber t, spor ts editor for The Aspen Times, who has interviewed the likes of Shaun White and Lindsey Vonn, shares his story — from The Sunflower to the Rockies. Austin will announce the rules for a photo competition, open to all ESC students, at the end of his session. #ESCPhotoFinish


11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

RSC 266  Family Feud

Test your skills against your peers in a communication-themed “Family Feud.” Steve Harvey-esque antics may ensue. Produced by Professor Dooley and the “Comm History and Theory” class. Join a “family” and play for prizes or just watch the fun. #PassOrPlay



12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

RSC 233  Lunch with Jeff & Lisa

Tune in for the luncheon honoring ESC’s Outstanding Alumni Jeff Herndon and Lisa Teachman, KSN broadcast journalists, as they reflect on their time in the Elliott School and how it helped their careers. #InspiringStories #FreeLunch


All day 8:15 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

RSC 256 & 261. Ad Astra Film Studies Conference

Speakers include film critic Rod Pocowatchit and author Laura Kirk.The conference covers film criticism, film in education, filmmaking and filmmakers. Registration strongly recommended. #LimitedSeating tinyurl.com/AdAstraFilmStudiesConference


5:00 p.m.

Sign up for the Friday tour of KSN-TV, Intrust Bank Arena and Brothers & Company by 5 p.m. #RSVP
Sign-up Genius: tinyurl.com/CommPaignStops



Thursday, October 18

9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

RSC 265  Game On

Try sports-communication speed networking with sports reporters and columnists working in TV, radio and print. Add a sports editor, an athletic director of development and the digital media/branding director for Go Shockers.We’ll help you work the room of seven sports-communication professionals. #TimedRoundTables #ElliottAlumni

RSC 266  Nate's Crunches

Nathan Carr is the director of user acquisition at Mediavo, a premier digital-marketing company. He works with analysts worldwide to replace blind faith with analytic proof that Mediavo’s ad spend is a sound investment. Carr will discuss how analytics brethren fill similar roles industry-wide as more and more CEOs are demanding to see the numbers.#DoTheMath #NumbersDon'tLie


11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

RSC 265  Tweet Tweet

FromWendy’s to the president, everybody’s tweeting.That’s changing communication careers. Hear from three pros tweeting for KWCH-TV, Riley County Police Department and A-Plus Consulting. #How280CharactersChangedOurWorld

RSC 266  Renaissance Man Returns

Eric Armstrong has done a bit of everything. He’s worked as the associate editor for the political magazine The New Republic, and his writing has been published in Slate and Fast Company. He’s currently a producer on CNN's “New Day.” He’ll talk about breaking into the business in New York, magazine publishing, national broadcasting and his experiences reporting in Indonesia. Did we mention he’s working on a Ph.D.? #StretchArmstrong


11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

RSC 256  Careers for the Creative

Local businesses will chat, one-on-one, about internships and careers.


12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

RSC 233  Live From NYC + Lunch

Alexander Heffner, host of PBS’s, “The Open Mind” and CommWeek’s keynote speaker, presents a peek behind the scenes of hosting a nationally televised news commentary show. Q&A to follow. #NationalTVHost #FreeLunch


7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

CAC Theater. Keynote Speech: Alexander Heffner Addresses Your Angst

Feeling stuck between helpless and discouraged? Politics has never been more divisive. Alexander Heffner, host of PBS’s “The Open Mind,” will address how we can end the cycle of ignorance and controversy. #OpenToThePublic #Free


Friday, October 19

9:30 a.m. - 1:30-ish p.m.

Departing from Elliott Hall.  Campaign Stop

Sign up online: tinyurl.com/CommPaignStops by 5 p.m. Wednesday to reserve your seat. We’ll visit KSN-TV, Brothers & Company and Intrust Bank Arena.Trip includes a free taco-truck lunch. Seats are first come, first served. Contact eric.wilson@wichita.edu with questions. #FieldTrip