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Community members share a historical astrological moment

Solar Eclipse Brings Community Together

August 23, 2017

People across the United States made plans all summer to travel hundreds of miles to be in one of the few prime viewing spots for totality in the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21. One of those spots was Webster University's home campus in Webster Groves, where Webster was founded just three years before the last time such an event could be seen from coast to coast in the continental United States. Faculty put on an educational show, while staff from many departments helped ensure some 850 people had a memorable experience at Webster.

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Michael Cottam

Cottam Named Dean, AVP of Military Campuses and Online Education

August 22, 2017

Provost Julian Schuster has announced that Michael Cottam, associate vice president and director of the Online Learning Center, has been named dean and associate vice president of Military Campuses and Online Education effective Sept. 1. In this role, Cottam will oversee military base locations in addition to the online operations.

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Professor Nicole Miller-Struttmann works with sixth grade students on setting up scientific equipment for a national bee study.

Webster Professor Works with Area Sixth-Graders on National Bee Study

August 21, 2017

Professor Nicole Miller-Struttmann, who holds the Laurance L. Browning, Jr. endowed chair in the Department of Biology, has been working with area students and teachers, to set up scientific equipment and collect data on how bees behave during a solar eclipse. The project is part of the “Beeclipse,” a national study conducted by several universities during the recent eclipse.

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View the presentations online from anywhere in Webster.

Fall 2017 Library Online Webinars: Research, resources, presentation tips and more

August 21, 2017

The Library is excited to announce its webinars for the fall. These online training sessions allow students and faculty of all skill levels to improve research skills and interact with a research expert. They can be accessed from anywhere in the world, and registration allows participants to view recordings if they cannot attend the live session.

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Webster University faculty in the news

In the News: Miller-Struttmann on bees, eclipse; Woolf on human rights; Cross on violence

August 21, 2017

Nicole Miller-Struttmann appeared on CBS affiliate KMOV's evening and morning newscasts to discuss her research with bees and their behavior during the eclipse, which will be part of a national study. ... Linda Woolf was quoted in USA Today and also was interviewed on KGO Radio in San Francisco about human rights and combatting the spread of hate in the wake of events in Charlottesville. ... Remy Cross was interviewed by KMOX-AM and on BBC World News about violence in Charlottesville.

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Simone Cummings

In the News: Cummings profile; Woolf on Trump; Cottam on online; Erbs '85 salute

August 11, 2017

Simone Cummings was profiled in the St. Louis American for her new role as dean of the Walker School. ... Linda Woolf's op/ed on President Trump's speech to the Boy Scouts was published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. ... EducationDIVE spoke with Michael Cottom about online learning opportunities for degree completion. ... Donna Erbs ’85 has been named by the St. Louis Business Journal as one of this year’s Most Influential Business Women.

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This is an image of a piano.

Faculty Member's 'Pianos for People' an Arts Innovator of the Year

August 11, 2017

Patricia Eastman, adjunct professor of piano, presented about Pianos for People at the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy. Eastman is co-founder of Pianos for People, which received the 2017 Regional Arts Commission “Arts Innovator of the Year” award. The unique nonprofit is quickly gaining national attention for addressing the diminishing presence of pianos in households, and the increasing number of pianos that are abandoned or destroyed.

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Addressing the graduates

Global MA in International Relations Cohort Completes Program in Vienna

August 09, 2017

Webster University’s Global Master of Arts in International Relations students celebrated their program completion at a graduation luncheon held at the Palais Wenkheim on the Vienna campus. Students complete this degree in 11 months, traveling every eight weeks to a new campus location in the Webster system. The class of 2017 studied in Vienna, Leiden, Athens, Geneva, Accra, Havana, Beijing, Bangkok, and Washington, D.C.

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Hunter Johnson, music education major

Music Education Student Wins MCDA Award for Outstanding Choral Composition

August 06, 2017

Webster University music education major and Presidential Scholar Hunter Johnson is the 2017 recipient of the Opus Award from the Missouri Choral Directors Association. The Opus Award recognizes an outstanding choral composition by a Missouri composer. Johnson won for his choral work "Stars," with poetry by St. Louis native Sara Teasdale.

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Kingston

News Around Webster: Pollak, Kingston, Woolf, Cornell

August 03, 2017

Associate professor and institute director Lindsey Kingston contributed a chapter to the new book "Understanding Statelessness." ... Webster Vienna director Johannes Pollak is co-editor of "Representation," a book in a series from the Library of Contemporary Essays in Governance and Political Theory. ... Professor Linda Woolf has been named a fellow within the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI). ... School of Education associate professor and department chair Thomas Cornell presented at the World Congress on Education in Dublin, Ireland.

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Global Leadership Academy 2017

Global Leadership Academy 2018 Applications Open

August 01, 2017

Applications for the 2018 Global Leadership Academy are now open. Faculty and staff throughout the Webster University network are encouraged to apply for this cohort program, which entails a series of workshop and activities that help faculty and staff lead successfully within the university. There will be three information sessions at the end of August for those interested in applying by the application deadline of Sept. 29.

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Daniel Schene, director of Piano Studies at Webster University

Piano Studies Director Teaching Academy Teens

July 31, 2017

During summer breaks from teaching at a global university, Webster University music professor and director of Piano Studies Daniel Schene can be found teaching promising pre-college piano students from across the United States, Europe, Asia and South America. A member of the Indiana University Piano Academy faculty since its founding in 1985, Schene says he always returns from the experience with new ideas about music and teaching.

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