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Patrick Giblin
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Attended University of the Pacific
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Light spring storm that moved through my neighborhood this evening.
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Grant's Trail in St. Louis
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Photos taken Feb 5 2014 in Chicago - most at the Shedd Aquarium
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Photos taken throughout the day - starting at the Audubon Society Bird Sanctuary near Alton, Illinois, then to the Rock Chain Bridge north of St. Louis, and finally to the Delmar Loop for the annual ice festival.
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100 years ago today Joe E. Ross, comedian, actor, and star of Car 54, Where Are You? was born. Here he is with Fred Gwynne (Gwynne is on the left). #BornOnThisDate  
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Photos taken around my house during the St. Louis Blizzard of Jan 5, 2013.
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Public Relations
Employment
  • Webster University
    Director of Public Relations, 2013 - present
  • University of the Pacific
    Media Relations Manager, 2013
  • Modesto Bee
    Reporter, 1992 - 2006
  • Manteca News
    Reporter/Editor, 1991 - 1992
  • California Department of Justice
    Assistant Public Information Officer, 1989 - 1991
  • Institute for Policy Studies
    Intern, 1989 - 1989
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Director of Public Relations for Webster University, guitar player, photographer, gadfly
Introduction
I worked more than 17 years in newspaper journalism, at everything from a small twice-weekly paper to a regional newspaper. I've had articles printed in national and international news organizations, and have covered a few of the biggest stories of the past 20 years. My last few years in journalism were spent covering technology issues, as I have been a closet computer geek since I bought my first 8088 computer in 1984.

I left journalism five years ago to work for University of the Pacific, a non-profit private college in the California Central Valley that is consistently ranked among the top 100 universities in the United States. While I was the media relations manager, I introduced the University to social media and was the unofficial SM go-to guy. I also recently completed a  Master's degree in communication, writing a thesis that explored how social media was impacting crisis communication plans at institutions of higher education. 

Most recently, I have been hired as the Director of Public Relations at Webster University in Saint Louis, Missouri. I'm looking forward to hearing a lot of jazz and blues while there.

Outside of work, I am a shutter bug, a guitar player (I play in a jazz band), a movie fanatic, and a bicycle fanatic. I'm not one of those nutsy road-bike guys in the spandex who do century rides, but I do ride my bicycle all over town and often ride it to work.

My photography skills have improved significantly since moving jobs, possibly because the University often uses me as a back-up photographer at events. I also take a lot of photos of other events on my own free time and have had several photos published in newspapers and used during television news stories in the past few years - including having a dozen photos used by the PBS News Hour about the 2010 Maker Faire in San Mateo.

I'm also the proud father of a Smith College student. And I am tragically abandoned, er, single.

And that's that.
Education
  • University of the Pacific
    Masters in Communication, 2008 - 2011
  • CSU Chico
    BA Communication/International Relations, 1984 - 1989