October 27, 2014

Bill Nowling to deliver 'An Insider's Perspective on the Detroit Bankruptcy' lecture at Wayne State, Nov. 13

Wayne State University's College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts and the PR|D partnership of southeast Michigan public relations professionals, welcome Detroit Emergency Manager's Office Communications Director Bill Nowling in a lecture and Q&A session titled, "An Insider's Perspective on the Detroit Bankruptcy."

The free event takes place Thursday, Nov. 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the lounge of the Alumni House on Wayne State's Midtown Detroit campus. Attendees are asked to RSVP online at specialevents.wayne.edu/PRD.

Drawing from the reality that "every crisis is a loss of trust," Nowling's lecture will provide WSU alums, students and the community with the communication challenges inherent in guiding a city through bankruptcy.

During his 25-minute talk, Nowling will discuss the significance of internal messaging, building lines of communication with the mayoral and city council offices, and navigating the media. The talk will be followed by a Q&A session. Public relations practitioners, journalists and communicators from all fields are encouraged to attend.

PR|D is a partnership of southeast Michigan public relations professionals exploring the challenges and opportunities for communicating positive messages about Detroit within the context of the municipal bankruptcy. PR|D engages the community in developing strategies for constructive, positive communication.

Wayne State University's College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts serves 2,200 students majoring in 16 undergraduate and 11 graduate programs in art and art history, communication, music, theatre and dance. Wayne State University, located in the heart of Detroit's Midtown Cultural Center, is a premier urban research institution offering more than 370 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 28,000 students.

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