May 2010 Kampus Kudos

| May 19, 2010

Ellen Driber-Hassall, senior director, Albuquerque Metropolitan Campus, presented “AgeQuest 2030: Laying the Foundation for the Aging Super Highway,” March 16, at the 2010 Aging in America Conference for the National Council on Aging – American Society of Aging (NCOA-ASA) in Chicago, Ill. Co-presenting with Dribber-Hassall was Webster alumnus Jack Bishop, who earned a master’s degree in gerontology in ’07. The two presented results of original research on seniors’ attitudes toward aging.

Thomas Styles, adjunct professor, Scott Air Force Base Campus, Ill., was the guest speaker at the March meeting of the Lebanon Illinois Rotary Club.

Van McElwee, professor, Electronic and Photographic Media, has been named a 2010 Guggenheim Fellow. The fellowship is awarded for demonstrating “exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts.” A retrospective of McElwee’s work will be shown in June at the Anthology of Film Archives in New York.

Don Corrigan, professor, Communications and Journalism, who marks his 32nd and last year as faculty advisor to the The Journal student newspaper, celebrates the publication winning 37 individual and staff awards from the Missouri College Media Association annual awards contest, including the first-place overall Sweepstakes Award and 12 other first place awards.

Gary Gottlieb, associate professor, Electronic and Photographic Media, has been nominated for the Association for Recorded Sound Collections’ Award for Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research. Winners will be announced in August and the awards will be presented at the association’s annual conference in May 2011. Gottlieb was nominated for research leading up to publication of his book, How Does it Sound Now? Legendary Engineers and Vintage Gear, published in 2009. The research was funded in part by a grant from Webster University.

Scott Patterson, public safety supervisor, Public Safety, was recently inducted as an honorary member of Webster University’s chapter of the National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH), an organization that recognizes the top one percent of student leaders who live on campus. Patterson was honored for exemplifying the chapter’s pillars: leadership, scholarship, recognition and service.

Webster University’s Facilities and Grounds staff were featured in the article “Fast, Friendly Fix-Its,” in the online publication, University Business, May 2010, concerning good customer service in university facilities and maintenance departments. http://universitybusiness.com/viewarticle.aspx?articleid=1574

Ann Mack, adjunct professor, School of Education, received the Sustainable Visionary Award from the St. Louis Business Journal, as part of the newspaper’s Heroes of the Planet Awards, which honor and promote businesses that have led the way in advancing and promoting environmental sustainability in the St. Louis region. Mack received the only award given to an individual. http://blogs.webster.edu/education/blog/2010/04/22/webster-professor-ann-mack-awarded-visionary-hero-of-the-planet-award/

Adelia Mazzella Chace, adjunct professor, International Languages and Cultures, recently presented “Using Wikis to Promote Student Learning and Faculty Collaboration” at the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Technology Showcase in Boston.

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