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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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STEM Extravaganza

Biological Sciences Outreach and Recruitment at K-12 STEM Event

February 26, 2019

The Department of Biological Sciences represented Webster University at the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Extravaganza at Hazelwood Central High School in Florissant, Missouri, on Saturday, Feb. 23. Assistant professor Victoria Brown-Kennerly and Exercise Science program director David Reddy were joined by two undergraduate students to make connections with many college hopefuls.

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Bruce Umbaugh

News Around Webster: Umbaugh, Groeneman, Carpenter '18, Bendiremed

December 06, 2018

Bruce Umbaugh has been elected to the Executive Council of the Association for General and Liberal Studies (AGLS). ... Ryan Groeneman had a paper published in the Royal Society of Chemistry journal CrystEngComm, with Dontrell Carpenter '18 as a co-author. ... Leila Bendiremed, a graduate student at the Vienna campus, published an article in Defense IQ on the strategy behind Belgium's decision to purchase F-35 fighters.

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Nicole Miller-Struttmann discussed her research on bees during the total solar eclipse in Smithsonian Magazine.

In the News: Miller-Struttmann in Smithsonian, Croghan 'On the Air,' Dubberke on KSDK

October 12, 2018

Nicole Miller-Struttmann is in Smithsonian Magazine discussing her research of bee behavior during the 2017 total solar eclipse. ... Sports and Entertainment Marketing program lead Jack Croghan appears on Friday's "St. Louis On The Air" program to discuss the latest proposal to bring MLS soccer to St. Louis. ... Economics faculty member Sarah Dubberke was on NBC affiliate KSDK Thursday morning discussing consumer tips for using credit cards.

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Rosenblum on TV

In the News: Miller-Struttmann on bees, Rosenblum on Holocaust, Ibroscheva on media stereotypes

June 21, 2018

Warren Rosenblum was on KPLR Channel 11/Fox 2 News with representatives from the Holocaust Museum Learning Center to discuss the their summer teacher institute at Webster. ... St. Louis Public radio followed Nicole Miller-Struttmann in Forest Park as volunteers tracked bees as part of a national study. ... Elza Ibroscheva was quoted in the story, “Why are Men So Afraid of Skin-Care Products?” in Stylecast Magazine.

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Julie Smith

In the News: Pease on Korea radio, Smith on social media, Miller-Struttmann's Bee Blitz

June 04, 2018

Kelly-Kate Pease was interviewed by the "Morning Wave” radio program on BEFM Radio in Busan, South Korea, about President Trump’s trade war against China. ... Julie Smith appeared live on the 6 p.m. FOX 2 newscast Tuesday to discuss the Roseanne Barr controversy, offering advice on social media use. ... The community-based St. Louis Bee Blitz science project led by Nicole Miller-Struttmann was one of St. Louis Magazine’s recommended outdoor activities for June.

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The event is free and open to anyone age 10, but registration is required.

Help Track Pollinators at the Bee Blitz 2018 in Forest Park

April 30, 2018

You're invited to the second annual St. Louis BeeBlitz, June 16 in Forest Park. All it takes is a camera, a patch of flowers, and you! After a crash course in “bee photography,” participants will work in teams to conduct photo surveys. Your photographs will help biologists track bee populations around the nation through BeeSpotter, a web-based citizen science program. You'll also learn about bee biology and how you can support wild bee populations. The blitz is free and open to anyone over age 10, but registration is required.

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WATTS scholars toured Cofactor Genomics as part of the Career Development Tour.

WATTS Scholars Meet Scientists, Visit Cofactor Genomics

April 20, 2018

Winning Approaches for Talented Transfers in STEM (WATTS) Scholarship recipients met with scientists and heard career advice as part of a Career Development Tour coordinated by the Career Planning and Development Center. Accompanied by Mary Preuss, associate professor and chair of Biological Sciences, Julie McHugh, program director, and Trezette Dixon, assistant director, Employer Relations, the students heard about a variety of science career paths while visiting with Doisy College of Health Sciences and touring Cofactor Genomics.

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Academy of Sciences

St. Louis Science Fair: Call for collegiate judges

February 15, 2018

The College of Arts and Sciences is hosting the Honors Division of the Academy of Sciences St. Louis’ Science Fair on Saturday, Feb. 24. Science experts with advanced degrees or certification are needed to judge collegiate-quality student science projects during a morning poster session and an afternoon oral defense. Grad students in science-related field are also eligible to serve as judges.

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