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Newhouse Honors Late Faculty Member Stan Alten, Establishes Award in His Name
The Newhouse School will host a celebration of the life and scholarship of late faculty member Stan Alten Sept. 23 on campus.
Alten, who taught in the television, radio and film department from 1970 until his retirement in 2008, died April 30.
“Professor Alten loved audio production and instilled a discipline and passion for it and the broadcast industry in his students,” says Herb Weisbaum ’74, one of Alten’s former students. “For many, Dr. Alten was also a dear friend, who built a strong bond with students and helped guide their careers.”
Alten was an internationally renowned scholar and practitioner in audio production. He was the author of 16 books, including “Audio in Media,” one of the leading texts on the subject for over 30 years. The book was reprinted in 10 editions and translated into several languages.
In his honor, Alten’s friends, family and former students have established the Stan Alten Excellence in Audio Award. Donations may be made in two ways:
- Online: Visit the Newhouse School’s online giving form; select “my gift is a tribute to”; select “in memory of”; and enter Stan Alten.
- By mail: Send checks to Ed Gorham, Newhouse School, 215 University Pl., Syracuse NY 13244. Make checks payable to Syracuse University and note that the donation is for the Stan Alten Award.
The celebration of Alten’s life will be held Sept. 23 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium, Newhouse 3. R.S.V.P. by Sept. 17 by contacting Professor Doug Quin at firstname.lastname@example.org.