In the News: Corrigan on KMOX for Environmental Book; Rishe on Bloomberg, CNN on Clippers Sale; Louisville Alumna; Campus Tours

| June 2, 2014
Corrigan's book covers contemporary environmental issues, sustainability efforts, and argues how to educate the next generation.

Corrigan’s book covers contemporary environmental issues, sustainability efforts, and argues how to educate the next generation.

Recent news media coverage involving Webster University community members includes:

Corrigan’s ‘Environmental Missouri’ on KMOX

School of Communications faculty member Don Corrigan‘s latest book, “Environmental Missouri,” is the first comprehensive guide to local and state environmental issues in the Show-Me State. With the book now out on Webster University Press, KMOX-AM radio’s Kevin Killeen sat down with Corrigan to discuss the book on Killeen’s “Whole ‘nother Story” segment. Listen to the Corrigan interview here.

Later this month, Corrigan will appear at a special event and book signing at Schlafly Bottleworks in Maplewood. That event is Sunday, June 22, at 7 p.m.

Rishe on NBA L.A. Clippers Sale

The Los Angeles Clippers were valued by Forbes as the 12th-most-valuable team in the NBA, yet Steve Ballmer’s winning bid to purchase the team is an unprecedented $2 billion. To discuss the financials and whether Seattle-based Ballmer might consider moving the team to the Northwest, cable news turned to Patrick Rishe, economics professor in the George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology. He appeared on Bloomberg, CNN and CNBC.

Watch the Bloomberg clip here.

Alumna Profiled in Louisville Business Journal

Webster University alumna (MA Media Communications) Teresa Aldridge was profiled in the Louisville Business Journal’s “20 People to Know: Human Resources” edition. Among the quotes:

The biggest piece of advice I would offer is to learn as much as you can about people and how to be a good leader. Anyone can learn regulations, standards and laws, but the really successful HR professionals are those who understand people and how to communicate with and influence all different types. Never stop learning.

On Shifting Priorities of Campus Tours

A post at the Choice Blog about the evolving priorities on campus tours cites experience from Webster tour guides:

Admissions officials from Webster University in St. Louis, Mo., say that while questions about cost are increasingly frequent, students seem to be more concerned with housing and ask questions about roommates, special accommodations like learning challenges and health concerns, and availability of housing. Tour guides at Webster University see more questions regarding daily life from students, as well. Many ask whether the campus is more liberal or conservative and what their policies regarding smoking are.


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