Recent news coverage and faculty and staff accomplishments:
• Walker School sports economics professor Patrick Rishe was interviewed Nov. 9 on Bloomberg.com about the investigation of ex-Pennsylvania State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky and its potential financial impact on the school. Sandusky is facing 40 criminal charges tied to alleged sexual assaults on eight boys stretching back to 2005. Two school officials have been accused of lying to a grand jury about what they knew of the allegations. Rishe speaks with Stephanie Ruhle on Bloomberg Television’s “InsideTrack.” See video here.
• Mark Richards, adjunct professor in the HR graduate program at Webster’s campus in Elgin, Ill., was quoted in “How to cool down hot workplace political discussions” in the Chicago area Daily Herald, Nov. 14. “Very few small companies have specific policies governing political activity in the workplace,” Richards says.
• Daniel Schene, professor and director of Piano Studies, Department of Music, presented a solo recital in as part of the Crescendo Concert Series in St. Charles, Nov. 13. The program included: Bach French Suite in G Major; Beethoven Rondo Op. 51 and the Variations in F Major Op. 34; Chopin Two Nocturnes Op. 27 and Scherzo Op. 31; and Liszt Transcendental Etudes Nos. 11 and 8, “Harmonies du soir” and “wilde Jagd.”
• Melanie Gottlieb, director of Admission Operations & International Campus Liaison, has accepted the position of Vice President (elect) for International Education on the national board of directors for the American Association for Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers (AACRAO). Her two year term will begin at the AACRAO annual meeting in April, with board orientation and training activities to begin this December.
AACRAO is a nonprofit, voluntary, professional association of more than 11,000 higher education admissions and registration professionals who represent more than 2,600 institutions and agencies in the United States and in over 40 countries around the world, with a mission to serve and advance higher education by providing leadership in academic and enrollment services.