News Articles

Amanda Kracen

Around Webster: Kracen research; Dixon panel on diversity; apprentice teaching

September 14, 2020

Amanda Kracen and several Webster alumni who were her research assistants co-published a paper on psychologists providing clinical care in psycho-oncology. ... Trezette Dixon appeared on a special panel discussion on a Society for Human Resource Management panel, "Diversity Despite Disruption." ... A Medium interview with MAT graduate Betsy McMahon discusses teaching during the pandemic and how the School of Education helped students navigate field experiences during these unique times.

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Webster World Report Podcast 13: International relations expert panel, international student perspective

September 11, 2020

The 13th edition of the Webster World Report, the discussion linking Webster University’s global operations during this year of crises, includes a panel of international relations experts from three different continents, all of whom are professors in the Webster worldwide system: Kelly-Kate Pease, Robin Ramcharan and Jozef Batora. The program also features the perspectives of Erika Gavilanes, an international student from Ecuador studying in the U.S.

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Darrell Yates

2020 Alumni Association Award Recipients to be Honored at Homecoming

September 09, 2020

The Webster University Alumni Association is proud to announce the 2020 Alumni Award recipients as Darrell Yates, Terry Gorski, Cody Richard and Michelle Esswein. These outstanding alumni will be honored during the virtual 2020 "Stay" Homecoming events, with a special presentation and video on Sept. 25.

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Calamity West

Alumna, Faculty Member Calamity West's Screenplay Places First in Midwest Film Festival

September 03, 2020

Alumna and adjunct faculty member Calamity West won the Judge's Choice Prize at the Midwest Film Festival on Aug. 26 for her work in the short film Cool for Five Seconds. West wrote the screenplay for the film. West earned a BA in dramatic writing from Webster University in 2004, and has taught playwriting in Webster's English Department since 2017.

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Webster University donors rallied to support its students working on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Webster Surpasses Front-Line Responders Fundraising Goal

August 21, 2020

Thanks to the generosity and quick response by our donors, Webster University has surpassed its $100,000 goal for the Front-Line Responders Fund. The news was announced at the annual Fall Convocation. Part of this summer's crowdfunding efforts, Front-Line Responders was launched to support more than 300 Webster University students who have made personal sacrifices serving on the front lines during the COVID-19 pandemic. "This is a wonderful show of support for our front-line students at a time when we all need good news," Chancellor Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble said.

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Faculty Members

Introducing New Full-Time Faculty Members in Fall 2020

August 20, 2020

Fourteen new faculty members joined Webster University for the Fall 2020 academic term. Click through to read about each one. “We are pleased to welcome this distinguished and diverse group of new full-time faculty members,” said Webster University President Julian Schuster. “They bring strong academic credentials and unique yet varied experiences in a range of industry and educational settings, and I look forward to the energy and talent they will share with students and colleagues this fall. This has been a challenging time to conduct searches, and I thank the faculty and staff on search committees and the academic deans for completing their work so successfully.”

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Faculty Development Grant

Applications for 2020-21 Adjunct Faculty Development Fund

August 17, 2020

Applications for the 2020-21 Adjunct Faculty Development Fund are now open. Applications will be accepted through Sept. 21, 2020. Requests for funds should be for activities during the period beginning June 1, 2020 through May 31, 2021

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Webster alumni Abigail Pfeiffer and Dominique Nadeau

Interracial Gay Couple Finds Love and Success after Webster

August 07, 2020

When Webster alumni Abigail Pfeiffer and Dominique Nadeau met each other the fall semester of their sophomore year, they never thought that they would be spending the rest of their lives together, but now the two are happily engaged. Pfeiffer, who majored in biology, and Nadeau, who majored in theatre studies and dramaturgy, have not only made successful careers for themselves after graduation, but also lives filled with love.

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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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Zoë Kennison, creator of the award-winning film

Webster Alumna Earns Multiple Awards at Film Showcase

July 31, 2020

The last thing that Zoë Kennison expected when she majored in religious studies at Webster University was to become an award-winning filmmaker. Kennison, who graduated from the College of Arts and Science in 2015, discovered her passion for film through other Webster students. Her feature-length film about pressures on women to have children, "Easy-Bake," won seven awards at the St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase this spring.

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Fall at Webster

Adjustment to Graduate Programs for Fall 2020

July 30, 2020

The modalities of some graduate programs have been adjusted for Fall 2020. These decisions were made by academic deans in collaboration with department chairs and faculty, based on a variety of factors, including input from academic partners, employers and students. These and other course modality plans are subject to change based on evolving conditions and capacity related to the pandemic. Students in these programs do not need to re-register for classes.

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Jonah Mixon-Webster

Poet Jonah Mixon-Webster Joins English Department

July 29, 2020

Webster University welcomes Jonah Mixon-Webster as the Visiting Assistant Professor of Poetry in the College of Arts and Sciences. Mixon-Webster’s first book, Stereo(TYPE), won the Sawtooth Prize from Ahsahta Press and the 2019 PEN America/Joyce Osterweil Award, and was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry. Mixon-Webster's research and teaching interests include paracolonialism, the Black Arts Movement, queer literary theories, and experimental performance/digital arts studies.

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Woody Cooper

In the News: Cooper on police, Rodney on school openings, Kracen on Kennard

July 09, 2020

Jameca Woody Cooper was quoted in Salon on why many police departments target ethnic minority communities. ... Basiyr Rodney was interviewed by KSDK about the plans to reopen K-12 schools in the St. Louis region. ... Amanda Kracen co-authored a St. Louis American editorial calling for Kennard Classic Junior Academy to be renamed.

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