Arielle Wiedenbeck speaks at Public Relations Society of America’s ICON Conference

Friday, October 29, 2021 - 1:00pm

Arielle Wiedenbeck graduated from the College of Journalism and Mass Communications in May 2021. While at Andersen Hall she studied advertising and public relations and political science.

She was also the creative director for 2020-2021 UNL Public Relations Students Society of America Bateman Team. The team won second place in the national competition with their project “The Civility Effect”.

This fall, Wiedenbeck was on a panel titled  “Next-Generation Civility: How PR Students Are Waging War Against Incivility — and Winning” at the Public Relations Society of America’s ICON Conference. At the panel she conversed with fellow recent graduates about the importance of reversing the corrosion of civility in American life.

Civility is a topic that Wiedenbeck is passionate about because as the creative director for the Bateman team last year, her role was to help foster more constructive and inclusive public discourse in all corners of society through creative and design.

“I’m honored to have been asked to serve on this panel,” Wiedenbeck said. “Civility is only going to become more and more important in the future and I’m glad I’m able to help spread awareness.”

Currently, Wiedenbeck is a data science intern for the Nebraska Civic Engagement Table.


Arielle Wiedenbeck