News Articles

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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Christina

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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Balazs Szanto

In the News: MacNeill on inequality, Szanto on Vietnam, alumni in news

July 06, 2020

Allan MacNeill was quoted extensively by CNBC regarding racial wealth inequalities and how they perpetuate social injustice. ... Balaz Szanto was quoted by DAP News about the ASEAN member conference and how Vietnam is positioning itself in border disputes. ... Alumnus Ken Lorentzen co-wrote an article for the U.S. Army website about artificial intelligence and data strategy in the Army. ... Webster University was mentioned in Rolling Stone Magazine in a profile on John Zorn, who studied music at Webster before beginning his legendary composing career.

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Bill Hall

In the News: Pease on pandemic, Ramcharan on Iran, Hall on protests, alum takes command

July 02, 2020

Kelly-Kate Pease was quoted extensively in El Universal, the major Mexican newspaper, on the impact of Covid 19 on the future of multilateralism and international organizations. ... Robin Ramcharan was quoted in Iranian news outlets about the impact of U.S. withdrawal from the Iran Nuclear Treaty. ... Bill Hall was quoted in Time Magazine about "the history of looting" in the United States. ... Alumnus Lt. Col. Jay VanDenbos was profiled after taking command of the U.S. Army 900th Contracting Battalion.

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Warren Rosenblum

In the News: Rodney, Rosenblum, Smith, Cooper

June 29, 2020

Warren Rosenblum was interviewed on NBC affiliate KSDK and KWRH radio about the historical context of Christopher Columbus and Confederacy monuments and their removal. ... Jameca Woody Cooper was interviewed by MEL Magazine on “How to Use Motivational Interviewing Tactics to Make People Realize They’re Wrong." ... Julie Smith was on the “Persons of Interest” podcast on how to debunk false info on social media. ... Basiyr Rodney penned an op-ed in the newsletter for the PanAfrican Ahmadiyya Muslim Association USA.

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Pease

Effects of Global Pandemic: Webster World Report Podcast 10

June 26, 2020

The tenth edition of the Webster World Report features a discussion with two of Webster’s international relations faculty, Kelly-Kate Pease and Franco Algieri, about the current state of diplomacy, police brutality, and human rights in the U.S. in the wake of the George Floyd protests. The news segment of the program features short audio with Webster University Ghana's Christa Sanders and Mjiba Frehiwot, and Amanda Kracen of the Psychology Department discusses stress relief during the pandemic.

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Christa Sanders, Webster Ghana director

Podcast: Racism, Race and the Coronavirus on Webster World Report 9

June 12, 2020

The ninth edition of the Webster World Report podcast features in-depth interviews with Christa Sanders in Accra and Jameca Woody Cooper in St. Louis discussing racism, race and its relation to the coronavirus pandemic. The program also deals with various reactions to the killing of George Floyd, and an excerpt from the podcasting project on global citizenship produced by Webster University’s Leiden campus.

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Heather Mitchell

In the News: Mitchell on cognitive dissonance; Hodson on trauma; University statements

June 04, 2020

Heather Mitchell was interviewed on "St. Louis on the Air" about cognitive dissonance, about how people navigate their risk-taking decisions such as during the pandemic. ... Carol Hodson was interviewed on the "Truth and Consequences" podcast about her use of the languages of art to address trauma and its aftermath. ... The University's plan for fall was on local TV news, while the statement on the killing of George Floyd was posted by the AACU.

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Final Academic Catalogs

2020-21 Final Academic Catalogs Published

June 04, 2020

The 2020-21 final academic catalogs, which became effective June 1, are live online. Final summaries of the new, revised, and deleted programs, as well as links to the annual curriculum change summary reports and approved proposals for Curriculum Committee and Graduate Council. PDF versions of the catalogs have been published online as well, and can be downloaded and printed on demand.

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