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The annual Community Celebration takes place the day before the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.

Webster University Students Perform at MLK 2020 Community Celebration in Webster Groves

January 15, 2020

Webster University student performers will again be part of annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebrations in Webster Groves. Conservatory of Theatre Arts students Tony Merritt II and Amara Webb will perform "The Color Purple," the titular selection from the Broadway musical. Also performing at the event is Madison Rodgers, a Webster Department of Dance student who will share a self-choreographed solo. The 2020 Community Celebration takes place Sunday, Jan. 19.

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'Ink Drawings from Other Places' Opens at Arcade Gallery Jan. 17

January 15, 2020

Join the Department of Art, Design & Art History (DADAH) at the Arcade Contemporary Art Projects Annex Gallery on Friday, Jan. 17 from 6-8 p.m. for the opening reception of "Grant Hargate: Ink Drawings from Other Places." While there, attendees have the opportunity to attend the closing reception of the "Art is Labor" exhibit.

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Carter Leads Music for Circus Harmony, Tickets Available

January 10, 2020

Jeffrey Carter, professor and chair in the Department of Music, is currently working as the music director and composer for Circus Harmony, a St. Louis’ only social circus organization, that uses circus art to motivate social change. Carter has written the music for the show titled FLUENTE, an underwater circus adventure, suitable for all ages, with performances are Jan. 18-19 and Jan. 26-26. Bandmembers also includes sophomore music major Noah Lovins, Community Music School's Joe Winters and Music alumnus Jake Stergos.

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Spring 2020 Success Portal Reminders, Updates and New Tools Available

January 06, 2020

Two new student success tools are launching in the Student Success Portal, powered by Starfish, in Spring 2020: the Academic Success plan and the English Proficiency Concern flag. In addition to these new resources, faculty and staff can read through to learn more about existing features, exciting updates to them and when to expect the Attendance Verification, Early Term and Midterm surveys to begin and end.

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In the News: Reinisch on Brexit; Roberts on balance transfers; Art is Labor

December 19, 2019

Vienna's Dieter Reinisch penned a column in the Washington Post on how Brexit has revived fears of a return to violence in Northern Ireland. The piece was also noted in TRT World. ... The Walker School's Joe Roberts was featured in WalletHub's piece about balance transfer credit cards. ... The St. Louis American noted the current exhibit at the Arcade Contemporary Projects Gallery, "Art is Labor."

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Arcade Contemporary Art Projects Gallery

In the News: Hinson on the MBA; Art is Labor; Drury carols

December 18, 2019

MBA program director Steve Hinson was featured on a panel of business school leaders that appeared in the Dec. 13 edition of the St. Louis Business Journal. ... The "Art is Labor" exhibit at Webster's Arcade Contemporary Art Projects Gallery was featured by St. Louis Public Radio. ... The Community Music School's Rebecca Drury was interviewed by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch about her role as a professional Christmas caroler in the St. Charles Christmas Traditions Festival.

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Fall 2 Grades Due Dec. 31: Guidance on incomplete grades

December 18, 2019

Incompletes are tricky business. Since all graduate and undergraduate Fall 2 course grades are due by Dec. 31, now is the time to look over the resources Webster has available to help faculty determine when or if an Incomplete grade is appropriate.

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Busy December for Chamber Singers, Including 'Home Alone' Screening with STL Symphony

December 11, 2019

The Webster University Chamber Singers, the flagship choral ensemble in the Department of Music, performed the Vivaldi Gloria concert on Dec. 7, and joined the Bach Society on Dec. 10 at Powell Hall for the annual Bach Society holiday concert. Members of the Webster choirs Aurelia and Chorale finish the fall 2019 semester with two performances along with the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra in the live screening of the 1990 holiday classic "Home Alone," complete with John Williams’ whimsical score, at Powell Hall on Friday, Dec. 20, and Saturday, Dec. 21.

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Snapshots: Students present creative work at Graphic Design Showcase

December 10, 2019

Local designers, art directors, prospective students, alumni, faculty and staff gathered to commemorate the 7th Annual Graphic Design Showcase, held Dec. 6, in the Edward Jones Commons of the East Academic Building. This event was co-hosted by the Department of Art, Art History and Design in the Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts and the Career Planning and Development Center. Graphic Design students presented their digital and print portfolios.

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Grand opening in Uzbekistan

In the News: Uzbekistan, Spencer, Larson

December 09, 2019

Webster University’s new campus in Uzbekistan was covered in an Associated Press story about U.S. universities’ strategy as fewer students are coming to the United States from abroad. ... Vanika Spencer was profiled in St. Louis Magazine for a concert series she created showcasing artists of color. ... Allen Larson was interviewed on St. Louis on the Air about his book exploring letters from the Sisters of Loretto to Conrad Hilton that helped persuade the hotelier to fund the Webster University Loretto-Hilton Center.

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Professor Emeritus Allen Carl Larson donates a cache of historic letters to Webster University Chancellor Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble during a guest lecture earlier this week. The letters were between the Sisters of Loretto and hotel magnet Conrad Hilton and they show how the sisters convinced Hilton to fund most of the construction of the Webster University Loretto-Hilton Center.

Historic Correspondence to Conrad Hilton from Sisters of Loretto Donated to Archives

December 05, 2019

Five folders filled with original copies of correspondence between the Sisters of Loretto and hotel magnate Conrad Hilton were donated to the University archives on Dec. 3. The letters were written nearly six decades ago, regarding the solicitation for funding for the construction of a performing arts building, which became the Webster University Loretto-Hilton Center.

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Peter Sargent in his office as dean

In the News: Sargent tributes, Jane Austen Festival, Smith on Tik Tok

December 05, 2019

Several publications ran memorial features on Peter Sargent, the dean emeritus and "man who changed fine arts" who passed away last month. ... St. Louis Magazine featured the upcoming Jane Austen festival that will take place on the main campus. ... School of Communications instructor and social media expert Julie Smith was interviewed on KMOX about the video app Tik Tok.

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Jean Hobler was a former trustee and significant supporter of the Dance program.

Remembering Jean Hobler, Trustee and Dance Supporter

December 04, 2019

The Webster University global community mourns the loss of former trustee Jean Maritz Hobler. Hobler served two terms on the Board of Trustees. She and her late husband, Wells Hobler, were passionate about the arts, and Jean had a special love of dance. Their significant donations allowed Webster University to renovate the dance studio in the Webster University Loretto-Hilton Theatre, giving Webster’s Department of Dance spacious studio space to spark creativity.

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Arts and Education Council

Contribute to Arts and Education Council, Receive ARTS Card Discounts

December 04, 2019

Show support by contributing to Workplace Giving. For as little as one dollar a week, you can provide class supplies for a summer art workshop for special needs children or 10 weeks of music classes for one student. With a donation of $50 or more, donors receive Art and Education’s ARTS card, which allows contributors to take advantage of special discounts on events. A gift of any amount is much appreciated.

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