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Snapshots: Biological sciences social distancing grad event

May 28, 2020

Like all students at the home campus and other global and extended campuses, Biological Sciences students completed the Spring 2 semester virtually. Wanting to do something special for their graduates, faculty in the Biological Sciences Department held an informal graduation celebration outside of Browning Hall on Saturday, May 23.

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Dean Tony Wallner during the virtual 2020 Commencement ceremony

Webster World Report Podcast 7: Dankert, Johnson, Wallner

May 15, 2020

The seventh edition of this podcast linking voices from across Webster's network features in-depth interviews from Tashkent and St. Louis: nursing student Charlie Johnson, who works on the front lines in the pandemic, Dean Tony Wallner of the College of Arts and Sciences, and Maggie Dankert in Tashkent. The news segment features Nicole Miller-Struttmann discussing her new bee census project called ShutterBee, and a short excerpt from the commencement address by Vladimir Ivkovic '99.

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Nicole Miller-Struttmann

In the News: Miller-Struttmann on Shutterbee, Falconer on mental health, Smith on social media

May 14, 2020

Nicole Miller-Struttmann was interviewed on "St. Louis on the Air" about how citizens in St. Louis can help catalogue bees in the region through her "Shutterbee" project. ... Jameca Falconer was interviewed on NBC affiliate KSDK discussing the mental health implications of staying home during the pandemic. ... Julie Smith was interviewed on KMOX 1120 about media literacy and how to tell real COVID-19 stories from fake and conspiracy-fueled ones.

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Citizen Science: Join Frog Call STL

April 07, 2020

The COVID-19 crisis is upon us. With social distancing and quarantine, many of us are at home on our computers, or perhaps out in the wilderness, isolated from our peers or mentors. Citizen science abounds in St. Louis, and anyone at Webster University can still participate, even during this tumultuous time. On Feb. 25, adjunct professor Michael Dawson of the Saint Louis Zoo led a training session for students in the biological sciences who are interested in a new project, Frog Call STL which records frog and toad vocalizations throughout the St. Louis Metro region.

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Jameca Falconer

Webster in the News: Bio Sciences, Falconer, Smith

March 26, 2020

The Biological Sciences Department's donation of needed supplies to hospitals during the pandemic was covered by multiple outlets. ... Jameca Falconer has been interviewed on ABC and CNBC about anxiety and response to the pandemic. ... Julie Smith was interviewed by Catholic News Service about the importance of teaching media literacy.

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Chemistry lab

Biological Sciences Department Donates PPE to Mercy Hospitals to Aid Healthcare Workers

March 25, 2020

In support of the urgent nationwide need for personal protective equipment for those working on the front lines of the coronavirus testing and treatment, Webster University's Biological Sciences Department has donated their unopened stock supply of N-95 masks, goggles, gloves and disposable lab coats to Mercy Hospitals in St. Louis.

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Africana Studies trip to Webster Ghana, Fall 2019

In the News: Diversity and Inclusion speakers, Ghana trip, Unified auditions

February 10, 2020

Michele Norris, Aisha Sultan and Colleen Starkloff will be guests on St. Louis on the Air Wednesday to discuss topics for Webster's upcoming Diversity and Inclusion Conference. ... St. Louis Magazine published a feature on the Africana Studies fall break trip to Ghana. ... The Chicago Tribune referenced Lara Teeter and Webster's part in the National Unified Auditions for prospective theatre students.

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Biological Sciences Senior Thesis Presentation Dec. 18-19

December 04, 2019

The Department of Biological Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences invites the Webster University community to attend their student senior thesis presentations on Wednesday, Dec. 18, and Thursday, Dec. 19. The talks will take place in Browning Hall, ISB room 160. Click through for a list of student topics and presentation schedules for each day.

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President Beth Stroble

Stroble to Discuss Local Impact of University at Chamber Luncheon

August 08, 2019

President Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble will be the guest speaker as Webster University hosts this month’s Webster Groves/Shrewsbury/Rock Hill Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon. She will discuss the many lesser known ways a university positively impacts a local community, including faculty activities, research and sharing expertise with local companies, conference, camps and more. Non-Chamber members are also welcome to the luncheon on Aug. 15, but must register by Aug. 13.

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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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Anna Grobelny

Grobelny Named to Academic All-America Track/Cross Country Team

June 26, 2019

Webster University senior Anna Grobelny has been named to the 2018-19 Division III Google Cloud Academic All-America Women's Track & Field/Cross Country Team selected by CoSIDA. She is just the fourth Webster student-athlete to earn Academic All-American honors from CoSIDA and the first since 2013. Grabelny graduated this spring with a degree in Biological Sciences and an emphasis on Research and Technology. She is one of 18 women on this year's Academic All-America Team to carry a 4.0 GPA.

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Phyllis Nawrot (MAT '00) was featured in the Houston Chronicle for her Citizenship Education Teacher of the Year Award.

In the News: Goedereis, Miller-Struttmann, Patterson, Werfelmann, Nawrot '00

April 19, 2019

Eric Goedereis' insights on millennials during St. Louis On the Air can now be heard online. ... Nicole Miller-Struttmann also appeared on the show to discuss her bee research. ... School of Education alumna Phyllis Nawrot praised her time at Webster in a Houston Chronicle feature about her Citizenship Education Teacher of the Year Award. ... Trent Patterson and David Werfelmann will discuss Harmonices Mundi on Classic 107.3 FM Monday, April 22.

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Nicole Miller Struttmann named Science Educator of the Year

In The News: Miller-Struttmann, Rosenblum, Starkey

April 15, 2019

Nicole Miller-Struttmann will be interviewed on St. Louis Public Radio's "St. Louis On The Air" about her bee research this Thursday at noon. ... Warren Rosenblum presented “From the Age of Good Intentions to Programs of Mass Destruction: The ‘Feeble-Minded’ in Modern Germany” in conjunction with a United States Holocaust Memorial Museum traveling exhibition, with an article in the Tribune Democrat. ... Jennifer Starkey was interviewed by Radio 63119 for a discussion on Webster's outreach which airs at 1:30 p.m. Monday and again Wednesday and Friday at 7:30 a.m.

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