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Webster alumni were featured as 30 Under 30 honorees in the July 12 edition of the St. Louis Business Journal.

Webster MBA Alumni in Business Journal's 2019 '30 Under 30'

July 17, 2019

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.

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Webster alumnus Austin Ratanasitee with the Stanley Cup.

Communications Alum Documents Stanley Cup-Winning Blues

July 08, 2019

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.

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Liam Le Quang

In the News: Miller-Struttmann on pesticides, Flewellen on diversity, Mink on film, chess alumnus, Conservatory student

July 03, 2019

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.

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McGee performing in Webster University Opera Scenes, 2016

Vocal Performance Alumni Join Summer Opera Theatre

July 01, 2019

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.

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See 32 entries from Webster University community members at the 2019 Whitaker St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase.

Webster Students, Faculty Alumni in St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase

June 30, 2019

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.

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Vlad Glaveanu

In the News: Miller-Struttmann on bee die-off, Lange on soccer, Glaveanu on Creativity Week

June 24, 2019

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.

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Andrea Soto

Andrea Soto Named AVP of Development

June 20, 2019

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.

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Otto Hieronymi

Otto Hieronymi Prize for Scholarship in HPIR

June 20, 2019

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.

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John Gutoskey (ARTPRIZE / ARTPRIZE.ORG)

In the News: Ghana and Rhiney, Gutoskey's 'Pulse' art, Webster outreach

June 19, 2019

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.

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Joshua Tyler '18

In the News: Hatton on social media, Ankomah-Graham on feminism in Ghana, Tyler '18 to L.A.

June 17, 2019

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.

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Bruce Umbaugh

In the News: Cross, Donovan '95, Smith, Stroble, Umbaugh

June 10, 2019

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.

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Commencement Program Participants

Snapshots: San Antonio-Area Commencement

June 10, 2019

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.

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At the Fulbright Conference

News Around Webster: George, Hanssen, Hock, Liberati, MacCartney, Cosic

June 04, 2019

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.

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Farida Bedwei

Webster Ghana Holds 5th Commencement Ceremony

May 24, 2019

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.

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Student Life HOF

Three Selected for 2019 Student Life Hall of Fame

May 21, 2019

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.

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