2017 Academics News Articles

Composing on the shores of Lake Clark, Alaska

Webster Music Professor Selected Artist in Residence on Lake Clark, Alaska

July 18, 2017

David Werfelmann, assistant professor in the Department of Music, was artist in residence at the Chulitna Lodge Wilderness Retreat in Alaska this summer. Werfelmann was among 15 artists selected for a residency at Chulitna from over 200 applicants through a juried selection process. It's the second consecutive summer he has gone "off the grid" for creative pursuits, this time collecting and setting texts for a new choral work to be premiered by the Webster University Chamber Singers.

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This is the sixth year the TAP program has been institutionally funded.

Webster Welcomes Students in Summer TAP Program

July 13, 2017

The Academic Resource Center and academic partners throughout campus are gearing up for the Summer TAP (Transitions and Academic Prep) program to be held July 19-28, 2017. TAP is a free residential program for conditionally admitted Transitions students who are new to Webster. During the 10-day program, TAP students live on campus, take a two-credit college course, and participate in campus workshops and activities, including the faculty "lunch and learn," to help them transition to university life.

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Contact the FDC to register.

Focus on Teaching and Technology Conference Registration

July 13, 2017

The Faculty Development Center (FDC) announces the opportunity for St. Louis-based Webster full- and part-time faculty to participate in regional teaching conferences with registration fees covered by the FDC, a $100-$300 benefit to Webster faculty members. A major fall 2017 opportunity is the annual Focus on Teaching and Technology conference held at UMSL Sept. 28-29.

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Enroll by Aug. 10 for a discount, or try a free Demo Day Aug. 12-19.

CMS Fall Kindermusik, Little Mozarts Enrollment Now Open

July 10, 2017

Enrollment for fall Kindermusik and Music for Little Mozarts (keyboard) classes is now open at the Community Music School of Webster University, with five St. Louis-area locations. These activities are carefully and creatively designed to enhance children's cognitive, language, physical, creative, and social-emotional development. Plus, they help foster a lifelong love of and appreciation for the music itself.

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New Programs and Certificates Introduced for Summer 2017

July 07, 2017

With Browning Hall, Interdisciplinary Science Building, only weeks away from being completed, Webster University is augmenting its STEM-related courses by introducing a new undergraduate major that will be able to take advantage of the new lab space – Chemistry.

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Lassetter singing in Italy

Voice Professor, Student, Alumna in Italy for Symposium

July 05, 2017

Jacob Lassetter, associate professor of voice in the Department of Music, is singing and teaching this month at the Bassi Brugnatelli International Conducting and Singing Symposium in Robbiate, Italy. Webster student Sophie Shugart and alumna Kait Turner are participating in this year’s program, receiving lessons, coaching, movement, conversational Italian instruction, and performance opportunities.

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