July 2010 Kampus Kudos

| July 30, 2010

Sam Bresler, adjunct professor, San Diego Metropolitan Campus, Calif., recently received the Human Resources Lifetime Achievement Award from the San Diego Business Journal. A nationally life-certified senior professional in human resources, Bresler earned certified compensation professional accreditation from World at Work, formerly known as the American Compensation Association. For many years, Bresler has had a volunteer leadership role in the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). He served as president of the SHRM National Foundation in 2002 and is a member of the Foundation’s board of directors.

Anne Ku, adjunct professor, Leiden Campus, presented the paper, “House concerts for art music: multiple stakeholders, audience development, and sustainability,” at the June 2010 International Conference Of Cultural Economics at the Copenhagen Business School. [insert link to article] In addition to teaching science and statistics courses at Webster Leiden, Ku is a full-time pianist and concert producer.

Annie Stevens, S.L., adjunct professor, Religious Studies, presented the paper, “Teaching Sisters, Professional Women: Loretto Normal School 1897-1934,” at the June 27-30 International Conference on the History of Women Religious (HRW) at the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania. Stevens was recently appointed book review editor for the HRW newsletter, published in cooperation with the Cushwa Center at the University of Notre Dame. She is also a member of the board of directors of Nerinx Hall High School in Webster Groves, Mo.

Jef Awada, assistant professor, Theatre, served as movement director, for the summer production of Shakespeare’s Othello at the Great River Shakespeare Festival in Winona, Minn. This marks Awada’s third year with the Festival.

Doug Finlayson, associate professor, Theatre, recently directed Act a Lady at the Nebraska Repertory Theater and Equus at HotCity Theater in St. Louis.

Julie Foh, faculty guest artist, was dialect coach for Tales from the Tunnel at the Bleecker Street Theater in New York City this summer.

Gary Glasgow, associate professor, Theatre, played the part of Osric in Hamlet, May 28-Jun. 20, at the Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis. He also performed in two summer productions at The Muny in Forest Park: as Mr. Pittman/The Major in Titanic and Principal Clark in Footloose.

Lorraine LiCavoli, representative, Theatre and Dance, served as assistant stage manger at the summer productions of Titanic and Footloose at The Muny in Forest Park.

Tara McCarthy, lecturer, Theatre, worked on the recent production of Wicked at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis and styled wigs and hairpieces for The New Jewish Theatre’s production of Laughter on the 23rd Floor.

Hugh O’Neal Richardson, accompanist, Music, recently performed and arranged music for Mama Knows and the Gateway Men’s Chorus. He also composed music for the Imaginary Theatre Company’s production of The Nutcracker.

Peter Sargent, dean, Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts, designed lighting for the Jun. 18-Jul. 31 production of Into The Woods at the Hope Summer Repertory Theatre in Holland, Mich., and will design In The Year Of Toad And Frog, Aug. 2-13 at the same venue.

Kat Singleton, associate professor, Theatre, directed the Jul. 3-Jul. 11 production of Red, White And Tuna at the Lyceum in Arrow Rock, Mo. Alumni Quin Gresham and Emilee Buckheit also took part in the production http://www.lyceumtheatre.org/news.php?id=76

John Wylie, professor, Theatre, is lighting designer for Always…Patsy Cline at St. Michael’s Playhouse, Jul. 27-Aug. 7, in Colchester, Vermont.

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  1. Anne Ku says:

    Here is the link to the 15-page paper on House Concerts: http://www.acei2010.com/upload/acei/house%20concerts%20for%20art%20music.pdf
    I will continue to identify and interview concert producers and other multiple stake-holders of house concerts when I visit the USA in the autumn. Feedback is most welcome.