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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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Ece Tuncel

Around Webster: Tuncel, Link, Christeson, Cosic

August 06, 2020

Ece Tunce has a paper on negotiations published in Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. ... John Link was a featured presenter at the MidWest Association of Colleges and Employers Virtual Conference. ... A compendium of Con Christeson's reflection prompts are featured by the Museum of Contemporary Religious Art (MOCRA). ... Zlatko Cosic had films screening in Berlin and streaming this month at e-flux.

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Professor Linda Woolf was awarded the Charles L. Brewer Award for Distinguished Teaching of Psychology by the American Psychological Association/American Psychological Foundation

Webster Psychology Professor Receives National Distinguished Teaching Award

August 06, 2020

Professor Linda Woolf was awarded the Charles L. Brewer Award for Distinguished Teaching of Psychology by the American Psychological Association/American Psychological Foundation (APA) last month. Only one professor of psychology in the United States is selected for the award annually. It is considered one of the highest life-time achievement awards in the profession of psychology.

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Daniel Schene

Music Professor Daniel Schene Retiring after 36 Years with Webster

August 05, 2020

Daniel Schene, musician and professor in the Department of Music in the Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts, is retiring after 36 years of service on the faculty of Webster University. Schene has led a successful concert career as recitalist, concerto soloist and chamber musician ever since, giving more than 400 performances across the United States and Canada, and on concert tours in France, Austria, Brazil, Chile and Taiwan.

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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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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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Nicole Springer

Nicole Springer Named Director of Community Music School of Webster University

July 30, 2020

Nicole Springer has been named the director of the Community Music School of Webster University, effective Aug. 17. Springer was selected after a nationwide search led by a committee including members of the School faculty, the advisory board, and faculty in Webster’s Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts. Springer is an experienced arts administrator with extensive knowledge of the academic environment, arts management, and experience with writing local, federal government, and foundation grants.

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McElwee

News Around Webster: McElwee's Laumeier installation, Rodney 'Challenging Racism,' DADAH students win film award

July 16, 2020

Recent professional news and achievements for Webster University community members include: Professor Van McElwee has been named the Ken and Nancy Kranzberg Artist at Laumeier Sculpture Park in St. Louis. ... Associate Professor Basiyr Rodney participated in the online discussion “Challenging Racism and Injustice,” hosted by the Pan-African Ahmadiyya Muslim Association. ... Department of Art, Design, and Art History students Bethany Clemens' and Emma Bright's film “Woolgathering” won first place in the Spotlight Experimental Category the Concordia Film Festival in Montreal.

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Byron Rogers created one of the 42 Doors of Hope.

Webster Alumnus Participates in 42 Doors of Hope

July 13, 2020

The mysterious door that has appeared outside the Sverdrup building might appear to be a door to a fantastical wonderland, but it has a more serious nature - raising money to help cancer patients. Named “Release,” it’s a work by Webster University alumnus Byron Rogers, who earned a BA in Art History in 1995. It is on display as part of the 42 Doors of Hope project, one of the 42 doors around the St. Louis bi-state area, each painted by a different artist.

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Whitlock

Conservatory Welcomes New Stage Management Faculty Member

July 13, 2020

The Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University is proud to welcome Evangeline Rose Whitlock as assistant professor of stage management. Whitlock's impressive artistic trajectory and innovative teaching philosophy uniquely qualify her to lead the BFA program in Stage Management. Prior to her appointment at Webster, Whitlock lived and worked in New York City and was the visiting assistant arts professor of stage management at New York University. She has also taught and mentored student stage managers at Adelphi University, Brooklyn College, and Baylor University.

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Kathryn Smith Bowers

Remembering Kathryn Smith Bowers, Emerita Professor of Music

July 07, 2020

The Webster University community extends condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Kathryn Smith Bowers, emerita professor of Music, who passed away June 30 in Boulder, Colorado. Bowers retired from Webster University in 2010, after 24 years on the faculty. She served as director of choral activities and music education in the Department of Music. She established the MM in Sacred Music, and led the popular Summer Sings series. Before coming to Webster University, she taught at Butler University in Indianapolis.

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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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Jenifer Lewis, pictured here delivered the Commencement Address in 2015, was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Jenifer Lewis '79 to Receive Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

June 22, 2020

International film and television star and Webster Alumna Jenifer Lewis will be immortalized with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Lewis announced the honor on Facebook earlier this month. Lewis is a St. Louis-born actress, singer and community activist. She earned a Bachelor of Theatre Arts from Webster University in 1979.

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calendar

2020-21 Academic Calendar Update for Fall 2, Fall Semester

June 04, 2020

As announced by the Task Force on Transition and Adaptability, the fall break originally scheduled for Oct. 19-23 has been moved to the end of the semester. The 2020-21 academic calendar for U.S. campuses has been updated for undergraduate students and for applicable graduate students (those pursuing programs in the School of Education as well as MFA, MM and MSN students).

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