News Articles

President Beth Stroble

In the News: Stroble on Ghana; Miller-Struttmann; Karash; Uzbekistan

February 19, 2019

The signing of a new agreement with Uzbekistan is gaining international notice for Webster’s new programmatic presence there, and is now featured on The Voice of America. … President Beth Stroble is interviewed in St. Louis Magazine, discussing the Ghana campus. … Nicole Miller-Struttmann was interviewed on KMOX radio discussing a recent study indicating major insect die-offs and the threat of extinctions. … Faculty member Igor Karash was interviewed in “Print” magazine about his illustration process and design career.

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William

In the News: Hall on 20/20, CMS students on Classic 107.3

February 14, 2019

Adjunct faculty member William "Bill" Hall will be one of several interviews featured on the Feb. 16 edition of 20/20. The popular news-magazine program is revisiting the "City Hall Massacre" that occurred in Kirkwood two decades ago. ... Friday at 1 p.m. CST on Classic 107.3 FM, Kathy Lawton Brown will interview Laureen di Bisceglie, vice president of the Artist Presentation Society (APS), and Community Music School students Ilya Rice and Aaron Zoll, winners of the first APS Scholarship for CMS students.

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Werfelmann

Music's Werfelmann Named Semi-Finalist for The American Prize

February 11, 2019

David Werfelmann, associate professor and director of the Bachelor of Arts in Music program, has been named a semi-finalist for The American Prize, recognized in the ‘instrumental chamber work’ category for his composition "Suite à l’antique." The work will be performed by Mieko Bergt and the Ariana String Quartet on Sunday, Feb. 17 at 4 p.m. in Moore Auditorium. Werfelmann also recently received a Faculty Research Grant for 2019-20 to support performance of the work this summer in Belgium at the College Music Society international conference.

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Dominic Cheli mentioned Zena Ilyashov's influence in Symphony Magazine's article,

In the News: Human Trafficking, Hellinger on Venezuela, Ilyashov's Impact

February 06, 2019

FOX 2 news covered the Human Trafficking Workshop hosted by the College of Arts and Sciences Legal Studies department, interviewing Anne Geraghty-Rathert. ... Community Music School faculty member Zena Ilyashov was cited in Symphony Magazine's "Teachers Who Made a Difference." ... Dan Hellinger wrote a column in "The Conversation" academic blog on the constitutional crisis in Venezuela.

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The recording of Portnoy's

Music Faculty Kim Portnoy, Carolbeth True Produce New Recordings

January 25, 2019

The Department of Music announces two new CD recordings by faculty members Kim Portnoy, director of music composition, and Carolbeth True, adjunct professor of jazz piano. Portnoy’s new album, "Caprice," features original chamber music recorded by Webster University faculty and other musicians from the Saint Louis area, spanning a period of fourteen years. The recording was supported by a Webster University Faculty Research Grant. In late 2018, True released "True Christmas," a collection of inventive reharmonizations of classic Christmas carols, filtered through a contemporary lens, on the Autumn Hill Jazz label.

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Search Committee

Search Committee for Next Dean of Fine Arts

January 22, 2019

Webster University Provost, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Julian Schuster has announced the search committee for the position of dean of the Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts. Committee members will assist in recruiting and evaluating a strong and diverse pool of academic leaders. The members of the committee were selected through a collaborative effort with faculty members in the College.

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Hasmik Chakaryan

News Around Webster: Carter, Chakaryan, Falconer, Pollak

January 17, 2019

Jeffrey Carter is music director for Circus Harmony, with six January performances beginning this weekend at the City Museum. ... Hasmik Chakaryan's "Effective Ways to Approach Sexual Assault Response" was 2nd on the American Counseling Association's Top Articles of 2018. Jameca Woody Falconer was selected for the APA Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology... Johannes Pollak co-edited the book, "Creating Political Presence: The New Politics of Democratic Representation."

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Aurelia

Aurelia Presents MMEA Preview Concert in Webster Groves

January 15, 2019

Aurelia, formerly known as the Webster University Women’s Chorus, presents a Hometown Preview Concert on Thursday, Jan. 17, at 7 p.m. at Webster Hills United Methodist Church in Webster Groves, before the Missouri Music Educators Association (MMEA) conference later this month. Aurelia’s repertoire celebrates a diverse array of pieces composed for treble voices, with a special emphasis on uplifting the work of living composers who are women. Admission is free.

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Degree plans students, advisors and prospective students plan a path to graduation.

Undergraduate Degree Plans: Resource for students, families, advisors

January 10, 2019

Webster University students and their families as well as advisors, Admissions representatives, and others have an important tool: Course sequence degree plans for undergraduate majors, which are now available in one place on the web. A subcommittee of the Retention and Graduation Committee worked during 2017-2018 with faculty in all five schools and colleges to assemble this resource for students and their advisors to help plan their path to graduation.

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Ryan Gregg's

News around Webster: Gregg, Schoellhammer, Liberati, De Giorgi

January 09, 2019

Ryan Gregg’s new book, “In City Views in the Habsburg and Medici Courts,” was published by Brill. ... Geneva visiting professor Adm. Giuseppe De Giorgi was profiled in UN Special. ... Vienna's Ralph Schoellhammer's editorial about what the U.S. withdrawal from Syria says about Europe is in the Jerusalem Post. .... Ryan Liberati’s "Counselor competence with male body image disturbance” was published in the Alabama Counseling Association Journal.

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faculty

Carter Leads Music for Circus Harmony

January 08, 2019

Jeffrey Carter, professor and chair in the Department of Music, is currently acting as music director for Circus Harmony. Circus Harmony uses the teaching and performing of circus arts to motivate social change by building character in individuals and bridges between communities. As their music director, Carter is writing music for a six-piece circus band to accompany each performance. The group has six performances scheduled for January at the City Museum.

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