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  • In the News: Student move-in, Craft's 'Diagnosis,' Leopold, Butz '90
    School of Communications student Tanner Craft was interviewed on "St. Louis On The Air" about his film, "Diagnosis," his studies and autism.... Joy Leopold was quoted in a Politifact story about how political candidates are referencing the 2014 death of Michael Brown.... Coverage of move-in day for Webster students appeared on KMOV and Fox2 television.... Alumnus Norbert Leo Butz was profiled in Bustle as the critically acclaimed "Fosse/Verdon" airs on BBC.
  • 2019 Alumni Association Award Winners: Hightshoe, McGee, Peckham Stoever, Thompson
    A pioneering police officer, a peace and social justice advocate, a longtime alumni leader and a community builder: The Webster University Alumni Association is proud to announce the 2019 Alumni Award recipients as Nancy Hightshoe, Diane McGee, Jane Peckham Stoever and Kayla Thompson. The recipients will be honored at the Alumni Awards Dinner on Saturday, Sept. 28, during Alumni Weekend.
  • In the News: Chess champ, Smith on media literacy, Film Series opens
    Graduate student and alumnus Illya Nyzhnyk won the U.S. Open chess championship, drawing coverage in the Washington Times and a comparison to Bobby Fischer.... Julie Smith was interviewed by South Korean radio about media literacy, and quoted in Education Dive on a similar topic.... We Are Movie Geeks featured the opening of the 2019-20 Webster University Film Series with this weekend’s “Paris Is Burning.”
  • Referring Students to the Career Planning and Development Center
    The Career Planning and Development Center (CDPC) works with undergraduate and graduate students, in addition to alumni through one year after completion of their degrees, to help with career goal setting and planning. The CDPC team engages with students in a variety of career development areas, including job and internship search strategies, customizing application materials, networking strategies, and graduate school decision making.
  • In the News: Global Citizenship Program spotlight; Link on careers
    The AACU ran a top-story feature on Webster's Global Citizenship Program, speaking about its design and impact with Webster faculty and one alum who "feels like a totally different person" after completing GCP courses.... John Link, director of Webster's Career Planning and Development Center, was interviewed live on 690 AM KSTL to discuss students' career development assistance after graduation, including Webster’s individual services.
  • Erin Bode '03 Charts New Path in Songwriting
    Erin Bode (BA ’03), Saint Louis-based singer/songwriter, is having a busy 2019. Her latest album, Here and Now, is available for download and on compact disc. Bode has also released the album on vinyl, a first for her. Bode, who teaches lyric writing and song writing in the Department of Music’s Bachelor of Music in Composition (Songwriting) major, is also experimenting with new ways of reaching audiences in the fast-changing world of popular music and recordings.
  • In the News: Pickart on music career, Vogel's Big Bird in KC, Smith on media literacy, Laburda on mental health
    Matt Pickart was a recent subject of "20Q," a feature that introduces readers to people involved in the area’s arts and entertainment community in The Gazette.... Conservatory of Theatre Arts alumnus Matt Vogel and his work on "Sesame Street" was the focus of a July 10 Kansas City Star feature story.... Julie Smith was quoted in Education Dive about a study that exposed the difficulties in trying to teach media literacy in K-12 environments.... Webster alumna and licensed mental health counselor Mary Beth Laburda was a featured columnist in USA Today’s “Florida Today” section.
  • School of Communications Alumni, Faculty Win Awards at St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase
    The Showcase Juried Award winners 2019 Whitaker St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase have been announced. Seven School of Communications alumni and a faculty member won a total of 10 awards. The showcase ran the weekends of July 12-14 and July 19-21 on the Washington University campus.
  • Webster Presence Strong at Union Avenue Opera Summer Season
    The Department of Music is represented throughout the Union Avenue Opera (UAO) summer 2019 season, with current students, alumni and adjunct faculty on stage, working on staff, and performing in the orchestra. The season continues with two more performances of "La Bohème" on Aug. 2 and Aug. 3; and with the regional premiere of "Glory Denied" Aug. 16, 17, 23 and 24.
  • Joni Parrent, Wife of Recently Retired VP, to Appear on ABC's "Holey Moley"
    Joni Parrent, wife of recently retired vice president for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs Rob Parrent, will appear as a contestant on an upcoming episode of ABC’s summer show “Holey Moley,” a program where mini-golf champs compete against each other on an extreme mini-golf course. Also appearing on the program as a regular commentator is Webster alumnus and actor Rob Riggle.
  • Webster MBA Alumni in Business Journal's 2019 '30 Under 30'
    Two Webster University alumni were among the honorees this month in the St. Louis Business Journal's 2019 30 Under 30 Awards. Malcolm Crawford and Nesmira Muratovic, graduates of Webster's MBA program, were highlighted as "the next generation of metro-area movers and shakers who are going places." They were honored at a July 11 cocktail reception and featured in the July 12 print edition of the Business Journal on pages 41 and 46.
  • News Around Webster: Edwards, Higgins, Sprague, Hellinger
    Webster Rolla director Gregory Edwards was elected as an officer for the Meramec Community Enhancement Corporation's board of directors.... Cybersecurity faculty member John Sprague was honored as part of the Diversity and Inclusion Team in NASA’s Office of the Chief Information Officer.... Professor Emeritus Daniel Hellinger returned from a five-month Fulbright residency in Spain with several publications on Venezuela and Nicaragua.... Craig K. Higgins has been appointed Associate Circuit Judge for Missouri's 22nd Judicial Circuit .
  • Communications Alum Documents Stanley Cup-Winning Blues
    For St. Louisans, June 12, 2019, will forever be etched in memory as the day the St. Louis Blues ended a 52-year wait for their first Stanley Cup. Webster University alumnus Austin Ratanasitee was there to help document it all in his role as video and digital content producer for Blue Note Productions. He gained hands-on experience for the role as an undergraduate and graduate student at Webster, where Ratanasitee was an integral part of Webster Athletics' digital media efforts, including live streaming of games, taking photos, creating graphics and social media.
  • In the News: Miller-Struttmann on pesticides, Flewellen on diversity, Mink on film, chess alumnus, Conservatory student
    Nicole Miller-Struttmann discussed the effect of pesticides on pollinators on Fox2 after the City of Glendale announced it would stop weekly fogging for mosquitoes.... Vincent C. Flewellen and Patrick Giblin were quoted in an "Insight into Diversity" article on "Witnessing Whiteness."... Webster alumnus and former chess team member Liam Le Quang was in Vietnamnet news after winning the Summer Chess Classic.... School of Communications faculty member Eric Mink will lead a post-film discussions during the “Silver Screen” film festival.... Conservatory student Nate Walczyk was mentioned in the River Cities Reader for summer work at a live performance lighting company.
  • Vocal Performance Alumni Join Summer Opera Theatre
    Webster University vocal performance alumni Brittany Graham, MM ’18 and Randell McGee, BM ’16 joined the cohort of Leigh Gerdine Young Artists this summer season at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis. Members of the program sing in the chorus as well as in supporting roles and/or cover for leading and featured roles in mainstage productions of the Opera Theatre of St. Louis.
  • Webster Students, Faculty Alumni in St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase
    Eight Webster University School of Communications students, 19 alumni, and two faculty members have had films accepted into the 2019 Whitaker St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase. This year's 29 individual entrants with 32 entries is comparable to the 30 entrants of 2018 who made up more than a quarter of the showcase entries.
  • In the News: Miller-Struttmann on bee die-off, Lange on soccer, Glaveanu on Creativity Week
    Nicole Miller-Struttmann was quoted in a Farm Press story on a major bee hive die-off this winter.... Vlad Glaveanu was interviewed on World Radio Switzerland about Creativity Week at Webster Geneva.... Dave Lange was interviewed for an article about soccer’s history in St. Louis.
  • Otto Hieronymi Prize for Scholarship in HPIR
    The Department of International Relations at Webster University Geneva has created the Otto Hieronymi Prize for the best scholarly monograph in the fields of History, Politics and International Relations (HPIR). The competitive prize honors the former head of the department and founder of the International Humanitarian and Security Conference. Open to all Webster HPIR faculty worldwide, entries for 2019 must be received by Sept. 30. Recipients will be recognized during the 25th annual conference in Geneva March 19-20, 2020.
  • Andrea Soto Named AVP of Development
    Andrea Soto has been named Associate Vice President of Development at Webster University. Soto will lead Webster’s team of development officers and join AVP of Advancement Services Ryan Elliott and Director of Alumni Programs and Annual Fund Kelly Dopman as leads in the Office of Advancement, reporting to President Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble.
  • In the News: Ghana and Rhiney, Gutoskey's 'Pulse' art, Webster outreach
    Webster Ghana and Professor Eric Rhiney were mentioned for their part in an upcoming Women in PR conference.... Alumnus John Gutoskey is one of the artists featured in a story about an art exhibit focusing on the Pulse Nightclub attack in Orlando.... Webster University was mentioned as one of a few institutions that reached out to ITT students to help them continue their education after the for-profit company went bankrupt.
  • In the News: Hatton on social media, Ankomah-Graham on feminism in Ghana, Tyler '18 to L.A.
    Geneva's Lionel Fatton was quoted in an Associated Press article about the problem with fake profiles on social media.... Alumnus Joshua Tyler, a former Donald M. Suggs Scholar, was featured in the St. Louis American as he heads to the American Film Institute.... Ghana's Kobby Ankomah-Graham was quoted in a news article about a popular feminist blog in Ghana.
  • Snapshots: San Antonio-Area Commencement
    As Webster campuses continue celebrating the 100th graduating class, Webster University's 43rd anniversary in the San Antonio area welcomed more than 1,000 guestscelebrating graduates from campus locations including the San Antonio Metro, Lackland Air Force Base, Fort Sam Houston and Randolph Air Force Base.
  • In the News: Cross, Donovan '95, Smith, Stroble, Umbaugh
    President Beth Stroble was interviewed on Radio 63119 about Webster's diversity and inclusion efforts.... Remy Cross was on KMOX discussing study that found thousands of racist posts on Facebook by active-duty police.... Bruce Umbaugh spoke with Reviewed about data privacy issues with life and health tracking apps.... Julie Smith was quoted in a Forbes article about social media platforms handling false and doctored political material.... Matthew Donovan '95 has become acting secretary of the Air Force.
  • News Around Webster: George, Hanssen, Hock, Liberati, MacCartney, Cosic
    Paula Hanssen and Markus Hock represented Webster at the Fulbright Conference, "Building Bridges."... Dani MacCartney's chapter "Monitoring the World Society: LGBT Human Rights in Russia and Sweden" was selected to commemorate Pride Month.... Rebecca George presented to the Columbia, S.C., chapter of the National Council of Negro Women.... Zlatko Cosic's video PIZZICATO is screen at the Citygarden, a co-presentation of Cinema St. Louis and Gateway Foundation.... Ryan Liberati has been awarded an Alumni Award for Scholarship from Bradley University.
  • Webster Ghana Holds 5th Commencement Ceremony
    Webster University's campus in Accra, Ghana, celebrated its 5th and largest-ever commencement on Saturday, May 18, with undergraduate and graduate students convening from three of Webster academic colleges and schools. Graduates heard remarks from Farida Bedwei, co-founder and chief technology officer of Logiciel (Ghana), as well as Webster Ghana Director Christa Sanders, Walker School Dean Simone Cummings, and governmental representatives from Ghana, Italy and the United States.
  • Three Selected for 2019 Student Life Hall of Fame
    Ciléia Miranda-Yuen ‘01, Tammy Gocial ’03, and Jenn Christ ‘04, have been selected as the newest members of the Webster University Student Life Hall of Fame. They will be inducted at a ceremony to be held in Sunnen Lounge Thursday, May 30, with a reception beforehand in the University Center Commons. RSVP before May 27. The Student Life Hall of Fame recognizes those individuals who demonstrated an outstanding commitment to improving student life at Webster University through campus, or community, involvement and/or participation in organized campus activities.
  • 2018-19 Highlights: Academics, Athletics, Achievements and Awards
    Webster University’s Class of 2019 numbers 5,000 graduates across the world, bringing Webster’s total alumni to more than 200,000 and capping another historic year for Webster University. Enjoy highlights of the 2018-19 academic year's achievements for students, alumni, faculty, staff and the University across the worldwide network.
  • Commencements begin for Class of 2019
    Webster University's 100th graduating class has begun celebrating at commencement ceremonies across the network, including ceremonies last weekend in Geneva, Leiden, St. Louis and Thailand with more to come this weekend and through the summer. Overall, the class includes 5,000 graduates -- ranging in age from 19 to 72 -- and representing 101 countries across the globe.
  • In the News: Sullivan, Corrigan, Mackin
    Nurse Anesthesia student Hilary Mackin was featured by NBC affiliate KSDK for the remarkable story of how she helped a nun, Sister Lucy Arombo, who had helped her on a visit to Uganda.... Katy Sullivan '02 was featured in St. Louis Post-Dispatch coverage of commencement speakers.... Don Corrigan will appear on KMOX Radio on May 25 and Kristi Carson’s “Talk of the Town” on May 26 to discuss his book about squirrels in pop culture.
  • Webster alumna and St. Louis Poet Laureate Shirley LeFlore 1940 - 2019
    Webster University alumna and St. Louis Poet Laureate Shirley LeFlore ’76, died Sunday morning. She was only the second poet laureate in the city’s history, and the first black woman to hold the title.