ESC Weekly Update - September 11, 2014

Welcome to the ESC Weekly Update – your source for internships, job openings and news from the Elliott School of Communication at Wichita State University.

Check out this feature about the Elliott School’s 25th anniversary and its vision for the future at http://www.wichita.edu/thisis/wsunews/news/?nid=2571. The story was written by ESC student Travis Gillespie, an intern in the Office of Strategic Communications.

Communication Week 2014 is set for Oct. 15-16. Help celebrate the Elliott School’s 25th birthday with networking, a student competition, parties and more. Watch for more information soon. Questions? Contact Eric Wilson at 978-6059 or Dr. Matt Cecil, 978-6077.

The newly renovated Rhatigan Student Center (RSC) at Wichita State University will be dedicated at 10 a.m. Sept. 15 on the RSC east patio. Learn more about the dedication at http://www.wichita.edu/thisis/wsunews/news/?nid=2572.

For advising help in Elliott Hall, visit undergraduate advisers Sandy Sipes and Eric Wilson. Sandy is available from 9-10:30 a.m. and 2:30-4 p.m. on Tuesdays, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2-4 p.m. on Wednesdays and 9-10:30 a.m. Thursdays in 102M Elliott Hall. Call 978-5465 for appointments. Eric is available from 9-11:30 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and 2-3 p.m. Tuesdays in 214 Elliott Hall and by appointment at 978-6059. The Elliott School does not offer full-time advising, unlike some campus departments. 

Faculty Accomplishments
Dr. Jennifer Tiernan and her Comm 111 Honors Public Speaking class visited the Kansas Food Bank Sept. 4. Students met with food bank leadership for an informative talk and a tour of the facilities. Tiernan’s students will craft and deliver advocacy speeches focusing on the Kansas Food Bank in class this semester.

David Bisek, marketing and community relations manager for the new Wichita Whole Foods Market, is working with students in Eric Wilson’s Public Information Writing class on a project this semester. Bisek is an ESC integrated marketing communications alum.

Jobs and Internships
The Wichita Downtown Development Corporation is hiring a graphic designer/communication specialist who will be involved in finding new and innovative ways to creatively communicate the progress of downtown Wichita using traditional graphic and digital design, marketing and communication for various projects. This position requires a proactive, self-motivated individual with the ability to create content for various communication channels and audiences. Tasks include website development, social media support, marketing collateral, stakeholder presentations, database and media management. Bachelor’s degree in graphic design, marketing or communications with graphic design experience required. To apply, send résumé, portfolio and references to Jaimie Zellner, vice president of communications, 507 E. Douglas, Wichita, KS 67202, or email to jaimie@downtownwichita.org.

The Union Rescue Mission, located just north of campus on Hillside, seeks a development associate to help with donor communication, public relations projects, event planning, website content management, volunteer supervision and social media. Applicants must accept the URM’s mission statement as a non-denominational, Christ-centered environment that provides services and support for 150 men – some with criminal backgrounds – daily. Student must enroll in co-op credit if hired. Development associate will be paid $8.50 per hour up to 20 hours per week. To apply, send résumé to sferrel@urmwichita.org.

Wichita’s historic Orpheum Theatre seeks an unpaid marketing intern. The student in this position will learn to develop and implement integrated event plans and promotional materials, conduct research for upcoming shows, design publications, help with social media management and more. Co-op credit is available. Ability to work at least 10 hours per week, minimum 3.0 GPA and previous work or relevant class experience preferred. To apply, send résumé, two professional references, current unofficial transcript and schedule with class/work availability to Mallory Rine, marketing coordinator, Mallory.rine@smgwichita.com.

Envision seeks a graphic design associate responsible for collaborating in the creation of designs and executing graphic design projects, creative concepts and sample layouts for varied Envision visual media. Will ensure all graphics, logos, illustrations and communications adhere to the organization’s branding standards. Additional responsibilities include vendor sourcing, relationships and management, archiving and design technology maintenance. Requirements include a bachelor’s in graphic design or related field, minimum three years of professional design experience with knowledge of Adobe, Mac and Microsoft programs, as well as flexibility, an eye for detail and the ability to multitask. Apply at http://www.envisionus.com/Pages/Careers/JobDetail.aspx?id=34708.

Success in the Middle, a mentoring program for at-risk middle school students in Wichita, seeks WSU student-mentors. There is a significant need for help with basic math and reading skills and homework at several locations. A new volunteer training is set for 1-2:15 p.m. Sept. 12 at Brooks Middle School, 3802 E. 27th St. N. (just north of the WSU campus). A light lunch will be provided. If interested, please RSVP to jwencel@successinthemiddle.org.

WSU’s Intensive English Language Center invites you to consider becoming a conversation leader to help students who lack the required English proficiency for full-time academic study. Learn more at http://www.wichita.edu/thisis/wsunews/cnews/?cnid=14650.

The Elliott School Update is published on Thursdays from August to May when classes are in session. Questions or content for consideration? Contact Eric Wilson, ESC outreach director, eric.wilson@wichita.edu or 978-6059.

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