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Catch scenes performed by Webster students, directed by Jacob Lassetter.

Opera Studio Presents Spring Scenes April 20-21

April 19, 2018

Webster University Opera Studio presents spring scenes performed by Webster students, directed by Jacob Lassetter, with Sandra Geary on piano. "A Family Affair" features scenes from Little Women, Eugene Onegin, Hansel and Gretel, Die Fledermaus and more. Admission is free in the Community Music School Friday and Saturday, April 20-21.

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Running April 18-22 in the Browning Mainstage Theatre. Call 314-968-7128 for tickets.

Webster Conservatory Presents Whimsical Love Story 'Brigadoon,' April 18-22

April 18, 2018

The Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University presents the whimsical love story "Brigadoon," where two New Yorkers find themselves lost on vacation in the Scottish Highlands. "Brigadoon" will run from April 18-22 and is one of several events celebrating the Conservatory's 50th Anniversary Season.

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The ensemble performs on Sunday, April 29

Dance Ensemble 2018 Features Flamenco, Contemporary, Ballet

April 18, 2018

The Webster University Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts Department of Dance presents the Webster University Dance Ensemble 2018 (WUDE), under the artistic direction of Beckah Reed. With choreography from international artist Cleo Parker Robinson, alumna Eve Mason and faculty emeritus Gary Hubler, come experience the beauty and uplifting attributes of dance, its rhythms, power of community and also explore some of the challenges of humanity in 2018.

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Journal staffers celebrate their Mark of Excellence Awards. Photo courtesy of Haley Walter, who won for General News Reporting.

Webster Students Win Journalism Excellence Awards

April 17, 2018

Five staff members of The Journal, Webster University's student newspaper, won Mark of Excellence Awards at the Region 7 Conference of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ). The students won first-place awards in general news reporting, in-depth reporting, and featuring writing, while one was also a finalist for a second article in the feature writing category. Their award-winning work covered current issues in St. Louis and campus life events.

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A panel of leaders discussed the arts' impact on St. Louis culture and business.

In the News: Impact of Webster Conservatory, Arts in St. Louis

April 13, 2018

An experts roundtable hosted at Webster University is featured in the St. Louis Business Journal, with arts leaders from across the region discussing the impact of the arts. ... A guest commentary by Tony Award winner Terry Schnuck highlighted how "arts are good for business," noting the many Webster alumni who've made their mark. ... The cover of the Ladue News this week features the Conservatory 50th anniversary with quotes from Dottie Englis. ... President Stroble is interviewed in the Post-Dispatch's "Advancing St. Louis" series.

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Deadlines begin as early as May 11

Audition Applications Accepted for Community Music School's Orchestras and Ensembles

April 12, 2018

The Community Music School (CMS) of Webster University is now accepting applications for auditions for their orchestras and ensembles including String Ensemble, String Orchestra, Young People's Concert Orchestra, Young People's Symphonic Orchestra, the Preparatory Program (chamber music), and Percussion Ensemble. Band and string students ages 7 through high school are encouraged to apply and audition. Deadlines begin as early as May 11.

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Students can renew their Creative Cloud access and migrate their assets at a 60 percent discount.

60% Discount on Adobe Creative Cloud for Class of '18

April 10, 2018

Graduating this year? Webster University Class of 2018 graduates are eligible for a 60 percent discount on Adobe Creative Cloud All Apps subscriptions if they renew by July 31, 2018. Representing a $360 savings over the normal pricing, this allows access to over 20 creative apps, including Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, and InDesign CC, plus you can migrate your assets developed during your studies.

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Brad Loudenback was professor of art and director of the drawing and new illustration programs at Webster.

Remembering Brad Loudenback, Professor of Art

April 05, 2018

The Webster University community mourns the loss of Brad Loudenback, professor of art, and extends condolences to his wife, Gwyneth Williams, professor of political science, and his stepdaughter, Brynn Davis. He was director of the drawing and new illustration program in the Department of Art, Design and Art History. Based at the main campus in Webster Groves, he also taught at the Vienna campus and served on various faculty committees and the Faculty Senate. A visitation will be held on Friday, April 13, and memorial on April 14.

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Conservatory 50th

Conservatory Celebration Performers Announced, Tickets Now Available

March 30, 2018

Featured performers and speakers have been confirmed for the Conservatory of Theatre Arts' 50th anniversary celebration weekend (April 20-22), and tickets are available for Saturday night’s event emceed by Tony Award-winning choreographer and director Jerry Mitchell. Among those appearing are Webster alumni Hunter Bell ([title of show]), Rocky Carroll (NCIS), Kevin Earley (Broadway’s Les Misérables, Tale of Two Cities, Death Takes a Holiday), Julie Ann Emery (Better Call Saul), Nathan Lee Graham (LA to Vegas, Sweet Home Alabama), Sigrid Wise (soon-to-be Juliet in Shakespeare Festival St. Louis’ Romeo and Juliet), and dean Peter Sargent, along with other faculty, alumni and students. Performances of the Conservatory production Brigadoon will also run that weekend as part of the celebration.

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Music faculty member Debby Lennon won Best Actress in a Comedy for her performance in

Webster Faculty, Alumni, Student Shine in St. Louis Theater Circle Awards

March 30, 2018

Twenty-five percent of the nominees for the 2018 St. Louis Theater Circle Awards had ties to Webster University, and this week we learned that several faculty, alumni and a current student were among the winners. Congratulations to faculty Lara Teeter and Debby Lennon, alumni Jim Butz, Peter and Margery Spack and Sydnie Grosberg Ronga, and current student Evan Addams.

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Arcade Building at the Gateway Campus

Webster Faculty in Women's History Event at Arcade

March 26, 2018

In celebration of Women's History Month and in support of women's leadership, Webster University and the Global Leadership League invite the community to the Gateway Campus in downtown St. Louis. Art adjunct faculty member and alumna Yvonne Osei and associate professor of sociology Danielle MacCartney will engage participants in a discussion around "influence" in international higher education and within the fields of art and sociology. That's followed by a networking reception and chance to see the current exhibit, "Sisu."

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 The 2018 Outstanding Alumni Award winners

2018 Alumni Association Award Winners: Cano, Demings, Horn, Lange, Merschen

March 22, 2018

The Webster University Alumni Association is proud to announce Jennifer Johnson Cano, Congresswoman Val Demings, Matthew Horn, Tom Lange and Al Merschen as recipients of its 2018 Outstanding Alumni Award. Recipients will be honored during each of their respective school or college recognition ceremonies at Webster University’s Commencement on Saturday, May 12, at the Muny Theatre in Forest Park.

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A directing capstone project in the Conservatory, 'She Kills Monsters' runs March 30-April 1 on Stage III.

Conservatory Presents 'She Kills Monsters' on Stage III

March 22, 2018

The Conservatory of Theatre Arts presents "She Kills Monsters," a comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games. Produced as a directing capstone project by Webster students, Qui Nguyen's high-octane dramatic comedy is laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres and '90s pop culture in a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all. Catch it on Stage III the weekend of March 30-April 1.

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The Preparatory Program (Prep) is designed to augment the individual music study of exceptionally talented string, woodwind, brass, and piano students who anticipate pursuing a career in music.

Community Music School Awarded NEA Grant

March 21, 2018

The Community Music School of Webster University is receiving a $15,000 grant for its Preparatory Program as part of the National Endowment for the Arts' first major funding announcement for fiscal year 2018. The Art Works category is the NEA’s largest funding category and supports projects that focus on the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and/or the strengthening of communities through the arts.

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