News Articles


In the News: Hall on attorney race; Curtis on cyber scams; Rodney on school; Stewart, Bowers profiles

August 02, 2020

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch profiled Christina "Steenz" Stewart as a trailblazer. ... Bill Hall was quoted in a widely circulated Associated Press article about the high-profile St. Louis Circuit Attorney election. ... James Curtis was interviewed on the Missouri Business Alert podcast. ... Basiyr Rodney was interviewed on Fox 2 about the challenges schools face this fall in the pandemic. ... The late music professor emerita Kathryn Smith Bowers was featured in the Post-Dispatch.

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In the News: Steenz 'One to Read,' Smith one to follow in Slate, BLM banner on KSDK

June 11, 2020

Faculty member Christina "Steenz" Stewart was named by (Comic Book Resources) as one of 15 Black Comic Book Artists that everyone should be reading. ... KSDK ran a short story Monday about the "Black Lives Matter" banner Webster installed in front of the Luhr Building. ... Julie Smith was cited by Slate Magazine as one of a handful of people who are helping the public understand how to tell real information from fake information online.

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In the News: Soccer teams' lunch for nurses, Balogun on WHO, Steenz on the air

May 11, 2020

St. Louis Public Radio interviewed animator and School of Communications adjunct faculty member Christina “Steenz” Stewart, on her vision for "Heart of the City." ... The soccer teams' donation of lunch to local nurses was covered by Gazelle Magazine, Fox 2 news, KTRS 550 AM radio, and the Webster-Kirkwood Times. ... Emmanuel Balogun's op/ed on the WHO's importance in global and U.S. health efforts ran in the Washington Post and was picked up by several other newspapers.

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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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The winning design was submitted by Sarah Lafser '15

New Webster Seal Unveiled with Contest Winner

May 14, 2019

Webster University's new seal was unveiled at Commencement Dinner. A design by Sarah Lafser '15 (BA Animation) was selected through a contest that drew submissions from current students, alumni and faculty. "Webster has had such a huge impact on my life that goes beyond a degree," she said. With that in mind, she said her design modernizes the seal and reflects Webster's global impact while incorporating elements from past seals in its history.

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Students working on animation projects

Animation Program Ranked in Top 50

May 26, 2017

Webster University’s Animation Program in the School of Communications was ranked 21st best in the Midwest and the 48th best in the nation by Animation Career Review, a website for people aspiring for careers in animation, game development/design/art, graphic design, digital art, and related fields. Criteria used to rank a school include academic reputation, admission selectivity, the depth and breadth of the program courses and the faculty, the value of the school as it relates to tuition and average student debt, and geographic location.

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