Sept. 27, 2010
A UW-Stout student will be featured in a new book about crisis management. Matthew Kaskavitch, a senior from Weston majoring in information and communication technologies, was interviewed for “The Four Stages of Highly Effective Crisis Management: How to Manage the Media in the Digital Age,” by Jane Jordan-Meier.
The book uses case studies to examine issues of communicating crisis information through the media. One such case involves Kaskavitch, who has studied the “speed at which information spreads within digital networks,” he said.
Kaskavitch was interviewed by Jordan-Meier. “We talked about issues directly related to UW-Stout in various capacities,” Kaskavitch said.
Kaskavitch has done research on a UW-Stout student protest in the spring 0f 2008. About 1,000 students quickly massed outside the Memorial Student Center when members of the Westboro Baptist Church came to campus to speak out against three students who died in an off-campus fire.
Kaskavitch works part time at UW-Stout in Student Life Services as a Web programmer and is play-by-play announcer for the Blue Devils hockey team.
The book is scheduled to be published Dec. 20.