Faculty Notes: Hellinger on Venezuela; Erickson’s Play Featured; Haas Book; Stephens on the Move

| February 7, 2012

Recent achievements of Webster University faculty members include:

Hellinger on Venezuela Developments

Dan Hellinger, professor in History, Politics, and International Relations, now writes a monthly update  on developments in Venezuela for the Center for Democracy in the Americas, a Washington non-governmental organization (NGO). Read the January update here.

Erickson’s Play Featured at Nebraska Festival

English professor Michael Erickson‘s full-length play, Honor Student, will be featured at the Great Plains Theatre Festival in Omaha, Neb.  Honor Student is one of thirty scripts  selected from over 640 nationwide submissions for workshop development and readings at the festival. The Great Plains Theatre Festival is an annual gathering of hundreds of theatre professionals from around the country for a week of readings, discussions, and networking. The festival runs from May 26 to June 2.

Kansas City: Haas Columns on History, Politics, Humor

Webster Kansas City’s Jim Haas, retired M.A.T. director and current adjunct, has published a collection of columns written for The Record newspaper in Kansas City, Kan., between 1989 and 2011. Where’s My Great Society? contains 132 of these columns, some serious and some whimsical, and is available in paperback through bookstores and online through amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com, and jimhaasauthor.com. An e-book version will be published in February.

The subtitle sums it up: Irreverent political commentary, reverent history, marginal humor, essential trivia, and other observations on our time. It is a must read for those of us who know (and for those who will get to know) Dr. Haas’ keen sense of humor and insightful observations.

Little Rock Faculty, Alumni Make the Lists

Little Rock Family magazine showcased a section called “Mothers on the Move” that featured full-page profiles of Sha’ Stephens (p. 24) adjunct instructor of business and human resources at the Little Rock (Ark.) Metropolitan campus location, and Mandy Richardson (p. 22), a 2006 MBA grad from Little Rock.

[Note: Stephens and Richardson weren't the only Little Rock faculty member and alum in the news recently: Adjunct faculty Susan Altrui and 2010 grad Sam O'Bryant were featured as "12 in 2012" who are making a difference in Central Arkansas.]

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