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.

Ohio ranks seventh in new business creation, but last among larger states in integrating startups into the overall economy. That makes it hard to build momentum in the state’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

WKSU presents: Growing Ohio’s Startup Culture: An Exploradio Meetup
Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. at the Akron-Summit County Public Library in Downtown Akron 

Register NOW through Eventbrite HERE!

Celebrate Democracy with an Election Night party at WKSU’s Broadcast Center at Kent State University. Starting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 6, guests will be invited to enjoy snacks and activities - including selfie stations, station tours and keeping tabs on the big map - as they watch WKSU News in-studio reporters cover the results of the 2018 midterm elections live. On-air analysts will stop by the party room for brief Q & As that will be available via Facebook Live.

Cleveland Ballet
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WKSU listeners can enter a drawing for a pair of tickets to see Cleveland Ballet's Fall Collection at the Ohio Theatre in Playhouse Square on Oct. 19 and 20 (winners will have a choice of performance dates). To enter, CLICK HERE and fill out the form. Winners will be chosen at random on Monday, Oct. 15 and names will be at the door.

WKSU listeners can enter a drawing for a pair of tickets to see the Tedeschi Trucks Band at the Akron Civic Theatre on Saturday, Nov. 10. To enter, CLICK HERE and fill out the form. Winners will be chosen at random on Monday, Oct. 15 and names will be at the door.

WKSU Members can receive a $12 discount on B-Level seats to specific Apollo's Fire concerts in Akron and Summit County. Discount tickets may be purchased in person or by phone at 216-320-0012 or 800-314-2535 ext. 1. The discount is available for the following 2018-2019 season performances:

Magnificent Mozart
Saturday, Oct. 13, 8 p.m.
First United Methodist, Akron

O Jerusalem!
Friday, Nov. 16, 8 p.m.
Fairlawn Lutheran Church

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