Symposium offers students insight into corporate and health communications careers

    April 07, 2014

    Healthy communities and health-related innovations will be the focus of an upcoming communications event.

    The UW-Whitewater Communication Department is sponsoring the second-annual Corporate and Health Communication Symposium.

    The event runs from 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Thursday, April 24 in the University Center Old Main Ballroom. It will feature more than 15 corporate, healthcare and nonprofit experts who will share knowledge on a range of healthcare topics. The day will give students a deeper insight into potential careers and a chance to learn from panels of industry experts.

    Christina Jones, a communications professor, will delver a keynote address at 9 a.m. and will share her research about hunger.

    Panel sessions at 9:30 and 11 a.m. will hit a variety of issues, including public health, nonprofit innovations, employee wellness and nutrition.

    Panelists include:

    • Sue Konkel, Jefferson Public Health: Public health
    • Amy Venables O'Neil, PADA: The non-profit community
    • Geralyn Dorn, St. Colletta's: The non-profit industry
    • Jim Scharnell, Quality Catering: Nutrition
    • Jerry Curtin, Standard Process: Employee wellness
    • Amanda Krentz, Ambrose Health Center: Health and fitness
    • Kathy Price Taylor, patient advocate: Importance of her growing field
    • Tom Karthausser, UW-Whitewater: Sustainable Campus Gardens
    • Jeanine Fassl, Optimist Club: Innovations in the non-profit world
    • Molly Wiederholt, Epic: Health and corporate software and the innovations in training
    • Angie Alesci, Aurora Healthcare: End of Life
    • Donna Bembenek, YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee: Innovations in the non-profit world
    • James Arnett, Meriter Hospital: Careers and jobs
    • Jim Pernau, Edgerton Hospital: Sustainability as an innovation
    • Josh Fishburn, UW-Whitewater: Innovations in gaming

    For more information, contact Bill Lowell at 262-472-1286 or Julie Ridgeman at 262-472-1034.

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