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  • In the News: Smith on social media; alumni profiles; Arcade exhibit
    Julie Smith was quoted in Courthouse News about a Pew Research survey about how social media is affecting readers' trust in news... A release on alumnus Wyatt Mailloux about his lighting design on The Psychedelic Furs tour appears in Live Design.... Alumna Michelle (Haberberger) Oyola was featured in eMissourian for her latest book.... The "Our Last Race" exhibit at Arcade Contemporary Art Projects was covered in Slovenian press.
  • Snapshots: Students Connect With Recruiters For Career Fair 2019
    The Career Planning and Development Center welcomed over 60 companies and organizations, over 100 recruiters including alumni to the annual Webster University Career Fair on Tuesday, Oct. 8. Students and alumni from across the St. Louis metro area, representing all St. Louis campuses joined in this amazing on-campus recruiting event. Students and alumni benefited from this unique and valuable opportunity to meet face to face with representatives from Fortune 500 companies, non –profit organizations and more.
  • Student Discount for The Angel Band Project Benefit with Butz '90
    Webster University students can receive a discount when The Angel Band Project presents, "The Angel Band Soundtrack" Saturday, Nov. 2. The benefit concert raises funds for The Angel Band Project's music therapy programs and initiatives in St. Louis, Seattle and New York City. Webster alumnus and two-time Tony Award-winning actor Norbert Leo Butz '90 will make a guest performance at the event. The Angel Band Project was founded to honor Butz's sister, Teresa Butz, who was murdered in 2009. Norbert will be joined by Teresa's surviving partner, Jennifer Hopper.
  • Spectrum 2019 Conference at Webster University Oct. 22
    The Spectrum 2019 Conference for non-profit marketers is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 22. This one-day professional development opportunity is for nonprofit communications professionals and leaders; more than 200 marketing professionals are expected to attend the conference in the East Academic Building and Browning Hall. Student and Webster Staff registration is priced at $99.  
  • Career Planning and Development Center Host Career Fair Oct. 8
    The Career Planning and Development Center will host the annual Career Fair, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 1-4 p.m., in the University Center Gym on the Webster Groves campus in St. Louis, Missouri. This event is open to all current students and recent alumni. Meet recruiters face-to-face! There will be many employers ready to share information and discuss full-time, part-time, internship and volunteer opportunities. Whether you are a freshman, sophomore, junior, senior or alumni, the Career Fair is an excellent opportunity to gather career-related information.
  • Webster University Presents 'Small Works' at Arcade Contemporary Art Projects
    Webster University's Arcade Contemporary Art Projects (ACAP) Annex Gallery is proud to host "Small Works", an exhibition showcasing 10" x 10" innovative works by Surface Design Association's (SDA) textile and fiber artists from the United States, Australia, China, Japan, Poland and the United Kingdom. The "Small Works" exhibition opens with a reception on Saturday, Oct. 5, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., in conjunction with the SDA biennial conference, Beyond the Surface, Oct. 3-6.
  • In the News: Rolla adopts highway, Owsley on music faculty, Eaton '06 design
    The Rolla campus' student-initiated adoption of a stretch of Highway 72 was covered in the Rolla Daily News.... Jameson Eaton '06 was profiled for his "illustrious career as a hairstylist and wig designer" for TV and film.... Jazz historian and radio host Dennis Owsley sung the praises of Webster music faculty in a story about his new book on jazz in St. Louis.
  • Alumna Presents 'Our Last Race' Arcade Contemporary Art Projects Oct. 4
    The Arcade Contemporary Art Projects (ACAP) is proud to present a multimedia solo exhibition of internationally exhibited artist and Webster University Vienna alumna Eva Petric with her work titled, "Our Last Race". Opening with a reception on Oct. 4, 6-9 p.m. at 812 Olive Street, St. Louis 63101, Webster Arcade (Gateway Campus). "Our Last Race" explores questions surrounding the growing possibilities through genetic engineering, which seemed not so long ago as just science fiction, but which is and becomes more normal, accepted and perhaps even required, if not now, in our close future, no matter what the cost to our humanity and our fabric of natural human connection.
  • Student Life Hall of Fame Nominations Due Oct. 18
    Nominations for the Student Life Hall of Fame for this year are now available. All nominations must be submitted by Oct. 18. 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.
  • Webster Alumnus Featured on CBS National News for Kindness
    Webster University alumnus Jeff Turney was profiled in a feature story on CBS National News this weekend for an act of kindness to a community member. Turney, a police sergeant, helped a WW II veteran move across the country after learning the man was attempting to relocate by himself.
  • Call for Nominations: Honorary Degree Recipient and Commencement Speaker
    The Honorary Degree Committee is seeking nominations for the honorary degree recipient and commencement speaker for Webster University's 101st Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 9, 2020, at The Muny in Forest Park in St. Louis. This annual ceremony is the largest gathering of graduates and their families from Webster University campus locations throughout the world. Nominations must be submitted through the online form and will be accepted through Friday, Oct. 4.
  • 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.