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  • Carter Leads Music for Circus Harmony, Tickets Available
    Jeffrey Carter, professor and chair in the Department of Music, is currently working as the music director and composer for Circus Harmony, a St. Louis’ only social circus organization, that uses circus art to motivate social change. Carter has written the music for the show titled FLUENTE, an underwater circus adventure, suitable for all ages, with performances are Jan. 18-19 and Jan. 26-26. Bandmembers also includes sophomore music major Noah Lovins, Community Music School's Joe Winters and Music alumnus Jake Stergos.
  • Remembering Helen Hagen '44 and '82
    Film and television producer Helen Hagen, who earned degrees from Webster University in 1944 and 1982, co-founded St. Louis Public Television station KETC, and broke ground for women in the world of television, died on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, at the age of 98. She was honored during Webster’s 100th Commencement Ceremony in 2015 with an honorary Doctor of Humanities.
  • Marianne and Peter Gleich Honored at Annual Webster Society Dinner
    Marianne and Peter Gleich, longtime supporters and friends of Webster University, were presented with the Visionary Award during the Webster Society Dinner, held Nov. 12 at the Ritz-Carlton in St. Louis. The annual dinner honors the members of the Webster Society, which includes donors who give $1,500 or more each year. The Visionary Award was established to recognize the unwavering commitment of individuals and organizations who have been indispensable in helping advance the institutional mission of Webster University.
  • Webster Alumnae Latham, Lam Help Bring Disney's 'Frozen 2' to Life
    Take notice when watching the hit Disney film "Frozen 2," currently in theatres. While set in a fantastic imaginary kingdom filled with magic, singing and an anthropomorphic snowman, astute viewers may spot a lot of Webster University hidden between the frames of the film. Webster graduates Leah Latham '10 and Ashley Lam '11 both contributed to the layout and production of the blockbuster hit.
  • Historic Correspondence to Conrad Hilton from Sisters of Loretto Donated to Archives
    Five folders filled with original copies of correspondence between the Sisters of Loretto and hotel magnate Conrad Hilton were donated to the University archives on Dec. 3. The letters were written nearly six decades ago, regarding the solicitation for funding for the construction of a performing arts building, which became the Webster University Loretto-Hilton Center.
  • Remembering Jean Hobler, Trustee and Dance Supporter
    The Webster University global community mourns the loss of former trustee Jean Maritz Hobler. Hobler served two terms on the Board of Trustees. She and her late husband, Wells Hobler, were passionate about the arts, and Jean had a special love of dance. Their significant donations allowed Webster University to renovate the dance studio in the Webster University Loretto-Hilton Theatre, giving Webster’s Department of Dance spacious studio space to spark creativity.
  • In the News: AIDS event, voting awards, UNICEF alumna profile
    Webster University alumna Monica "Nikki" Louise Prieto-Teodoro was featured in a story in the Phillipine Tattler about her role as an envoy to UNICEF.... Several St. Louis TV stations covered the World AIDS Day events and free HIV testing held on the Webster Groves campus.... St. Louis County News ran a story on Webster receiving three national awards for the Student Affairs voter registration initiative during the 2018 election.
  • Four Selected for 2020 Student Life Hall of Fame
    Elizabeth Robb ’65, Chris McGee ’01, Benny Roberts ’09, and Gaby Deimeke ’16, 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 Feb. 7, 2020. 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.
  • Remembering James Buford
    The Webster University community mourns the passing of James Buford, the longtime president of the Urban League of St. Louis, who served on the College of Arts and Sciences Advisory Board and was Webster's commencement speaker in 2000.
  • News Around Webster: Bunch veteran award, Cosic film in Russia, transgender conference
    Recent professional news and achievements for Webster University faculty members include: Alumnus Charles (“Chuck”) Bunch, USAF United States Air Force (ret.), was presented an award by the San Antonio Business Journal, one of 14 Veterans honored with the Veterans in Business award.... Webster alumnus and adjunct faculty member Zlatko Ćosić will screen an original film, Even the Birds Know It, at the Green Vision International Environmental Film Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia, Nov. 26-29. ... Webster alumni Taylor Michl and current Webster student Elliot Laurence presented at the 2019 Transgender Spectrum Conference, held on Nov. 8-9 at Washington University.
  • In the News: Jensen on sports, Vogel on Kermit the Frog, GDPR team in CASE
    Alumnus Matt Vogel was profiled by the Associated Press on the role of voicing Kermit the Frog and other roles on Sesame Street.... Speech Communications professor Scott Jensen was quoted in a WalletHub article about what makes a community a “good sports city.”... Dominik Jansky, Edna Schick-Bodric and Jeanelle Wiley were quoted in CASE's Currents magazine about the strategies and challenges of implementing GPRD-compliant policies....
  • [Video] Larry Morris Receives St. Louis Champion Award
    Larry Morris, alumnus and coordinator in Webster's Multicultural Center and International Student Affairs (MCISA), received a "Saint Louis Champion" Award during the "Hour of Champions" reception at Hotel Saint Louis from the Saint Louis Civic Pride Foundation for excellence in Saint Louis Civic Pride. This award is given to those with great civic pride and who have exceptional involvement and contribution to the St. Louis community.
  • Webster University AAAC to Celebrate 50 Years
    The Association of African American Collegians (AAAC) at Webster University is celebrating 50 years as a student organization on campus this month.
  • Webster Athletics Names Hall of Fame Class of 2020 Inductees
    Webster University Athletics will place six new inductees into the Webster Athletics Hall of Fame during at the 2020 induction in February. This year's inductees are former student-athletes Greg Murphy (men's golf, 2003-06), Andy Rudroff (men's soccer, 2006-09), Craig Schaefer (baseball, 2008-11), Jenna Steiner Sladek (women's soccer, 2006-09) and Crystal Wilson Wurth (softball, 2001-02), as well as Niel DeVasto, longtime retired athletics administrator and former sports information director Niel DeVasto (1984-2017).
  • Webster University Dance Faculty, Alumni, Students Collaborate in 'New Works' Nov. 7-9
    Webster University’s Department of Dance in the Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts (LGCFA) Presents the "New Works" Concert 2019 on Nov. 7 & 8 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 9, at 2 p.m. on Stage III in Webster Hall. "New Works" is an opportunity for choreographers to try new methodologies, to explore new ideas. It is a laboratory for taking risks, growing and seeking feedback. The choreographers for the "New Works" Concert consist of alumni Marcus Johnson, Paige Walden-Johnson and Rain Stippec. Webster University Faculty Maggi Dueker, Dawn Karlovsky, Monica Newsam, Beckah Reed and Zhao Xi are also contributing pieces.
  • Webster Named as One of the Best Missouri Universities for Earning a Top Degree at an Affordable Price
    WalletHub named Webster University as the second-best university in Missouri, the 36th best university in the Midwest, and the 159th best university in the United States for undergraduate students who want to earn the best degree at the lowest possible cost.
  • 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.
  • 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.  
  • 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.
  • 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.”