Ann VerWiebe

Communication Specialist

Ann followed a circuitous path to the WKSU Marketing and Public Relations Department that involved a decade working in professional costume shops and a master’s degree in Arts Administration from The University of Akron. Her duties at WKSU since joining the staff in 1998 include writing and editing E-Notes (the station's national award-winning email newsletter), various print newsletters and articles, and numerous press releases.  She also coordinates WKSU's social media efforts, creates online content and writes newsletters and press releases for FolkAlley.com and the Kent State Folk Festival. Ann also enjoys working with the newsroom on awards submissions and earning prizes for the deserving WKSU staff.

Among these awards are several prizes Ann picked up for press release and email newsletter writing from Ohio Professional Writers, Inc. and that organization's parent, the National Federation of Press Women. You might recognize from her booth duty at events such as EarthFest, the Cleveland International Film Festival and WKSU nights with many local arts organizations, or from the sales table at the Kent State Folk Festival. Ann lives out the single woman cliché by driving a sensible Honda Fit and insisting on putting her cats' names on her holiday cards. Along with being an active Unitarian-Universalist, her interests include sewing, reading, gardening and shopping.

Anyone who donates to WKSU on Thursday, March 23 before 7 PM will be automatically entered into a drawing for a trip to Chicago to see 'Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!' One winner drawn at random will receive roundtrip airfare to Chicago; a three-night stay in a standard guest room at a Hyatt, Hilton, Marriott, or comparable hotel; and $400 in gift cards towards your choice of participating Chicago restaurants. 

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Robert Siegel, senior host of NPR’s award-winning evening newsmagazine All Things Considered, takes the stage at Weathervane Playhouse in Akron on Thursday, April 27 at 7 p.m. Siegel will give a talk on the current state of the media, discuss his storied and accomplished career, and have an interactive dialogue with the audience. 

It's time to pack your film fest bag! The Cleveland International Film Festival takes up residence in Tower City Cinemas from March 29 through April 9. Now in its 41st year, the CIFF brings a wide-range of contemporary international, documentary and American Independent films to thousands of movie fans in Northeast Ohio. For 12 days, filmgoers throughout the region have the opportunity to view 200 feature films and 215 short subjects representing 60 countries. Read on for information on a WKSU ticket discount.
 

Lindsay Kuntzman
Kent State University

WKSU welcomes Lindsay Kuntzman to the team as the new Membership Director. Get to know Lindsay and the important role she plays at the station. 

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