Rebirth of “The Witmarsum” topic of next colloquium
Marathana Prothro, assistant professor of communication at Bluffton University, will
present the Colloquium titled, “From ‘Meh’ to ‘Must Read’: An Insider’s Look at the
Rebirth of the ‘The Witmarsum’” at 4 p.m. on Friday, April 13, in Stutzman Lecture
Prothro is in her third year of teaching at Bluffton and serves as the faculty adviser
to “The Witmarsum,” the student-driven media outlet at Bluffton University.
Previously, Prothro served as the director of marketing and communication at Hesston
(Kansas) College for six years. She also has worked at Mennonite Church USA as the
identity and communications director, as well as the creative manager. A graduate
of Southwestern College, Prothro’s first job following graduation was at “The Newton
Kansan,” where she worked her way up to news editor.
Prothro has a bachelor’s degree in mass communications and film, as well as a master’s
degree in communication from Wichita State University.
She serves on the board of directors for “The Mennonite” and is the communication
advisory council chair for the Mennonite Women USA Board of Directors.
This event is free and open to the public.
- Claire Clay, public relations student assistant