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Chris Weibel recording and producing an album for artist Jimmy Hook.

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Scripps College of Communication mourns loss of staff member


Chris Weibel, Scripps College of Communication's special projects manager and adjunct faculty member, died Thursday, May 24. Weibel received a Bachelor of Science in Communications from Ohio University in 1981.  

Weibel was instrumental in coordinating special projects within the Scripps College of Communication including numerous multimedia productions, designing studio space, and taking part in the initial planning of the new Schoonover Center for Communication, which will open in 2013.

He was an accomplished faculty member known for mentoring students both inside and outside of the classroom. His expertise also was instrumental in helping faculty across the college with multimedia and other information technology needs.

He was a music producer and audio/design consultant to performers and professionals around the world. He was instrumental in designing recording studios in Athens and worked with colleges and professionals to design studios for professional and home use.

Weibel was named Scripps College of Communication's employee of the year in 2011. At the ceremony where the award was presented, then Dean Greg Shepherd said "[Chris] has done a wide range of jobs – more than anyone in the history of the college," said Shepherd. "He did this with duty, competence and honor."

Interim Dean Scott Titsworth in a message to the college community yesterday said,

"Despite what was thrown at him by the world, he was always passionate about the students in our College and willing to be helpful to anyone with any problem, big or small. Chris was a tremendous member of our community, and will be missed."