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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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HOF 2020

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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chuck bunch

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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Matt Vogel

In the News: Jensen on sports, Vogel on Kermit the Frog, GDPR team in CASE

November 21, 2019

Alumnus Matt Vogel was profiled by the Associated Press on the role of voicing Kermit the Frog and other roles on Sesame Street. ... Speech Communications professor Scott Jensen was quoted in a WalletHub article about what makes a community a “good sports city.” ... Dominik Jansky, Edna Schick-Bodric and Jeanelle Wiley were quoted in CASE's Currents magazine about the strategies and challenges of implementing GPRD-compliant policies. ...

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Morris, right, with Flint W. Fowler, president of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Saint Louis

[Video] Larry Morris Receives St. Louis Champion Award

November 21, 2019

Larry Morris, alumnus and coordinator in Webster's Multicultural Center and International Student Affairs (MCISA), received a "Saint Louis Champion" Award during the "Hour of Champions" reception at Hotel Saint Louis from the Saint Louis Civic Pride Foundation for excellence in Saint Louis Civic Pride. This award is given to those with great civic pride and who have exceptional involvement and contribution to the St. Louis community.

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Webster Athletics Names Hall of Fame Class of 2020 Inductees

November 13, 2019

Webster University Athletics will place six new inductees into the Webster Athletics Hall of Fame during at the 2020 induction in February. This year's inductees are former student-athletes Greg Murphy (men's golf, 2003-06), Andy Rudroff (men's soccer, 2006-09), Craig Schaefer (baseball, 2008-11), Jenna Steiner Sladek (women's soccer, 2006-09) and Crystal Wilson Wurth (softball, 2001-02), as well as Niel DeVasto, longtime retired athletics administrator and former sports information director Niel DeVasto (1984-2017).

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Webster University Dance Faculty, Alumni, Students Collaborate in 'New Works' Nov. 7-9

October 30, 2019

Webster University’s Department of Dance in the Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts (LGCFA) Presents the "New Works" Concert 2019 on Nov. 7 & 8 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 9, at 2 p.m. on Stage III in Webster Hall. "New Works" is an opportunity for choreographers to try new methodologies, to explore new ideas. It is a laboratory for taking risks, growing and seeking feedback. The choreographers for the "New Works" Concert consist of alumni Marcus Johnson, Paige Walden-Johnson and Rain Stippec. Webster University Faculty Maggi Dueker, Dawn Karlovsky, Monica Newsam, Beckah Reed and Zhao Xi are also contributing pieces.

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