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Recent Webster Music Alumni Impacting the Local Music Scene

February 12, 2020

Webster University Department of Music alumni continue to be active in the St. Louis music scene. “We always say that we are the go-to music program in this area, and our alumni live that out,” said Jeffrey Carter, chair of the Department of Music. Click through for more about where each of the Music alumni may be seen performing everything from opera to jazz, and even with the circus!

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Nick McGeehon recently helped a local family find a new home for Christmas.

Webster Graduate Gives Back to His Community

January 31, 2020

Homeless on Halloween. That would have been the story of Charles and Katya Campbell last year. After some problems with their landlord and a maintenance man, the couple was threatened with eviction from their apartment. But a group of good Samaritans that included 2007 Webster University graduate Nick McGeehon helped find them a new home before the holidays.

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George Herbert Walker III: Webster University Community Remembers Chairman Emeritus

January 22, 2020

The Webster University community mourns the passing of George Herbert Walker III, a St. Louis businessman who counted two U.S. presidents as cousins, served as the United States’ ambassador to Hungary, and for whom Webster's School of Business and Technology is named. Among his many contributions to the University, Walker served 42 years on the Board of Trustees, twice as chair. "Bert Walker was an icon of this community, and we are grateful for all that he did for Webster University across his lifetime and career," said Rob Reeg, chair of the Board of Trustees.

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Fifth Annual Diversity And Inclusion Conference Feb. 24-27

January 22, 2020

Webster University will host its fifth annual Diversity and Inclusion Conference on Feb. 24-27. The forum on Webster’s main campus is open to the community, as well as students, faculty, staff, alumni, and corporate partners, to share experiences, research, and emerging trends that embrace diversity in a variety of welcoming and inclusive ways.

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Carter Leads Music for Circus Harmony, Tickets Available

January 10, 2020

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.

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Webster alumni Helen Hagen, a television pioneer who also broke barriers for women in the television industry, died Saturday at the age of 98.

Remembering Helen Hagen '44 and '82

January 08, 2020

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.

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The Webster Society Dinner honored donors to Webster University.

Marianne and Peter Gleich Honored at Annual Webster Society Dinner

December 20, 2019

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.

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Webster Alumnae Latham, Lam Help Bring Disney's 'Frozen 2' to Life

December 12, 2019

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.

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Professor Emeritus Allen Carl Larson donates a cache of historic letters to Webster University Chancellor Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble during a guest lecture earlier this week. The letters were between the Sisters of Loretto and hotel magnet Conrad Hilton and they show how the sisters convinced Hilton to fund most of the construction of the Webster University Loretto-Hilton Center.

Historic Correspondence to Conrad Hilton from Sisters of Loretto Donated to Archives

December 05, 2019

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.

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Jean Hobler was a former trustee and significant supporter of the Dance program.

Remembering Jean Hobler, Trustee and Dance Supporter

December 04, 2019

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.

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Monica “Nikki” Louise Prieto-Teodoro was featured in a story in the Phillipine Tattler about her efforts to protect children and her role as envoy to UNICEF.

In the News: AIDS event, voting awards, UNICEF alumna profile

December 04, 2019

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.

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Four Selected for 2020 Student Life Hall of Fame

December 03, 2019

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.

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News Around Webster: Bunch veteran award, Cosic film in Russia, transgender conference

November 26, 2019

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.

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