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Palacios was produced and shot by David Rocco, assistant professor in the School of Communications.

Professor's 'Palacios' Wins Film Awards Across the U.S.

December 10, 2018

"Palacios," a film produced and shot by David Rocco -- with some help from the dog, Ingebar --in the Webster University School of Communications, continues to win awards after screening at 15 festivals across the United States, and has been acquired for distribution. The feature about a widow and an inner-city teen recently received Best Narrative Feature and Best Cinematography for a Narrative Feature at Cincinnati's Over-the-Thine International Film Festival.

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Ten Webster Alumni Honored with Emerson Excellence in Teaching Awards

November 29, 2018

Ten alumni were honored with the prestigious Emerson Excellence in Teaching award earlier this month. Now in its 29th year, the award pays tribute to area educators – from kindergarten teachers to college professors – for their achievements and dedication to the field of education. Award recipients will have the opportunity to apply for a Gold Star Grant from Emerson that will be presented in spring 2019.

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Webster University Concert Choir

Annual Holiday Concert for Webster Community Dec. 5

November 26, 2018

The Alumni Association extends an invitation to the Webster community to join them on Wednesday, Dec. 5, for their annual Holiday Concert. The concert will take place on campus in the Winifred Moore Auditorium at 12:15 p.m., followed by refreshments in the Webster Groves Room. Alumni, Faculty, Staff, and friends who have made a donation between June 1 – December 1 will receive a limited edition Gorlok or Alumni Ornament at the concert as a thank you for your support of Webster.

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Join the world for #GivingTuesday and help empower students for today and tomorrow.

Make an Impact with Webster on #GivingTuesday Nov. 27

November 20, 2018

Join Webster University on Nov. 27 for #GivingTuesday and make #GorlokGiving global. #GivingTuesday is a global giving movement built by millions of individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in all 50 U.S. states and in countries around the world to support and champion the causes they believe in and the communities in which they live. Through your donations to Webster, you are empowering students to find success now and long after they graduate.

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Jane Ellen Ibur was honored with the Loretto Award and was part of the

Jane Ellen Ibur '73 Selected as Poet Laureate of St. Louis

October 30, 2018

Webster University alumna Jane Ellen Ibur '73 has been selected to become poet laureate of St. Louis, to begin during National Poetry Month in April 2019. The 2013 recipient of the Alumni Association's Loretto Award, Ibur is a poet, creative writer and teacher. She has brought the joys of literature to homeless shelters, prisons, museums, arts centers. "I teach all ages from birth to death, and I treat everybody exactly the same: My job is to give them their voice.”

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Reunion Weekend 2018

Snapshots: Webster Alumni Welcomed, Celebrated at Reunion Weekend

October 17, 2018

More than 250 alumni, faculty, staff and friends visited the Webster University main campus Sept. 28-29 for opportunities to reconnect and reunite at Reunion Weekend. The popular annual event featured reflections on the past and progress toward the future. The weekend celebrated all Webster graduates, with special nods to the Honor Classes of 2013, 2008, 1998, 1993, 1968, 1963 and 1958.

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Save the date for this annual salute to mid-year graduates.

Save the Date: December Toast 2018

October 05, 2018

Save the Date for the December Toast, the celebration of our mid-year graduates: Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, 4:30-6 p.m. at the Webster University Community Music School. This event will honor our August, October and December graduates from the greater St. Louis area. For more information on the December Toast and to RSVP, visit webster.edu/commencement/DecemberToast.

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Dean Peter Sargent and the Stage Management program were recognized by the Stage Managers' Association.

Sargent, Stage Management Program Honored by SMA

September 26, 2018

Peter Sargent and Webster University’s Stage Management program were honored at an awards ceremony held by the Stage Managers’ Association (SMA) in New York City. The dean of Webster's Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts received the first SMA special award for Achievement in Stage Management Education for “inspiring generations of professional stage managers.” He was introduced by alumna Julia Jones '89, who was stage manager for SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical.

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