June 2010 Kampus Kudos

| June 30, 2010

The talents of Conservatory of Theatre Arts professors Dorothy Marshall Englis, Bruce Longworth and John Wylie were showcased May 28 –June 20 at the Shakespeare Festival in Forest Park in the production of “Hamlet.” Longworth directed the play, Englis was costume designer and Wylie was lighting designer. Several Conservatory alumni also took part, including James Butz ’00, who played the title role, cast members Lindsey Warren ’10 and Matthew Folsom ’10, and current student Aaron Sitrick, in his senior year as a Conservatory student.  Reviewer Judith Newmark says in the May 30 Arts & Entertainment section of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: “The designer’s work — gorgeous costumes by Dorothy Marshall Englis, dreamy lighting by John Wylie and a castle set by Jim Burwinkel…captures Longworth’s romantic vision.”

Gary Gottlieb, associate professor, Electronic and Photographic Media, moderated the panel How Does It Sound Now? at the at the Audio Engineering Society’s May convention in London. At the convention, Gottlieb mentored students, judged a student recording competition and held a book signing for his latest book, How Does It Sound Now? Legendary Engineers and Vintage Gear. The book has been nominated for the Association for Recorded Sound Collections’ Award for Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research. During the convention, Gottlieb was nominated to join the Board of Governors of the Audio Engineering Society. Since his return to St. Louis, Gottlieb provided sound reinforcement for the Glendale JazzFest, featuring vocalist Debbie Lennon, accompanied by Carolbeth True, and Terry Thompson’s Swing Alive band, featuring singer Dean Christopher.

Don Conway-Long, chair and associate professor, Behavioral and Social Sciences, was interviewed as a Father’s Day expert by several news outlets. He discussed the changing roles and attitudes of fathers June 15 on The Carney Show, St. Louis radio station KMOX-AM, link to podcast. Other interviews: June 16, KW Magazine, CKWR-FM, in Ontario, Canada; June 17, St. Louis on the Air, KWMU-FM, and KPLR-TV in St. Louis; and June 18, KTVI-TV, in St. Louis.

James Singer, student media coordinator, School of Communications, and administrator of Webster’s student-oriented Internet radio station KGLX, was interviewed June 16 by St. Louis radio station KMOX-AM regarding Internet radio programming and related topics.

Judith Croxton, adjunct professor, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., was honored May 25 at the 2010 Small Business Association National Small Business Week event. Croxton received the SBA Gold Star Award on behalf of the 20th Contracting Squadron at Shaw Air Force Base, which was recognized for numerous achievements, including awarding 96 percent of available dollars to small businesses. The Gold Star Award recognizes federal agencies with exemplary performance in pursuit of aggressive goals and strategic initiatives that help ensure increased small business participation in the federal marketplace.

Bob Lucas, adjunct professor, Orlando Metropolitan Campus, Fla., recently received the Axiom Business Books Gold Award in the Human Resource category for his book, Training Workshop Essentials: Designing, Developing and Delivering Learning Events That Get Results. His 19th book, Energize Your Training: Creative Techniques to Engage Learners, was released May 15 at the American Society for Training and Development’s International Conference and Exposition in Chicago.

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