Around Webster: Power Suburb; Notabene’s CASE award; Sullivan on cybersecurity; Hellinger’s Latin America text; Rishe on MLB pricing

| December 5, 2014

Recent accolades and accomplishments by the Webster University community include:

Webster’s Home Ranked as ‘Power Suburb’

A national analysis of income and population changes calls Webster Groves, the St. Louis suburb where Webster University was founded in 1915, one of the nation’s top 12 “power suburbs.”

The entry, as captured in the St. Louis Business Journal, notes the presence of the University:

“Webster Groves, home of Webster University, came in on the ranking at No. 6. The write-up says: “Almost 12 miles southwest of St. Louis, Webster Groves is home to Webster University. Its population hasn’t grown much recently, but per-capita income has. On top of that, the unemployment rate is down nearly 31 percent.”

The ranking comes from’s “Moving Blog.”

Sullivan Talks to Chamber on Cybersecurity

Kevin Sullivan, adjunct faculty member for Information Technology at Webster’s Memphis Naval Support Activity Mid-South location in Millington, Tennessee, spoke before the Bartlett Chamber of Commerce on how to protect their businesses against computer hackers.  Sullivan’s presentation was part of the chamber’s monthly speaker series titled “Staying Ahead of the Curve.”

Earlier this year the Millington campus partnered with the chamber to lead their monthly business presentations. The series is underwritten by First Tennessee Bank, one of Webster’s corporate partners. Sullivan, who is also the chief information officer for the Navy’s Recruiting Command, told the group about the numerous ways hackers can steal sensitive data and disrupt a business’s operations, and what measures can be taken to help prevent attacks.

The level of information was news to several in attendance. “Cyber theft is something that is growing exponentially every year,” Sullivan said. “As hackers get increasingly sophisticated in their techniques we must stay two steps ahead of them at all times.”

Hellinger’s ‘Comparative Politics in Latin America’ 2nd Edition

The second edition of “Comparative Politics in Latin America: Democracy at Last?” by Daniel Hellinger, professor of International Relations in the College of Arts & Sciences, has just been published by Routledge.

From the publisher: “This text offers a unique balance of comparative politics theory and interdisciplinary country-specific context, of a thematic organization and in-depth country case studies, of culture and economics, of scholarship and pedagogy. No other textbook draws on such a diverse range of scholarly literature to help students understand the ins and outs of politics in Latin America today.”

Rishe Paper on MLB Secondary Ticket Market

Patrick Rishe, professor of economics in the George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology, earned his fourth publication of 2014 for the paper, “How Event Significance, Pent-up Demand, Playoff Saturation and Fan Euphoria Can Impact Baseball’s Postseason Secondary Market Behavior.” Rishe penned this paper with co-authors Brett Boyle of Saint Louis University and Jason Reese of Stephen F. Austin University. Their paper will appear in the Journal of Sports Management and Commercialization. Earlier works by Rishe in 2014 appeared in Sport Marketing Quarterly and the International Journal of Sport and Society.

Read more at the Walker School blog.

Notabene Earns CASE Award

Notabene 2014, the Walker School’s annual magazine, received silver-level recognition from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). The 2014 edition of Notabene is entitled, “Finding Our Arch,” and the stories in this edition highlight the accomplishments of Walker School students, faculty and alumni from around the world. View the 2014 edition of Notabene here.

Read more about the CASE award at the Walker School blog.

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