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Cleo Parker Robinson (Photo by Michele Knudsen)

Webster Dance Hosts Guest Choreographer Cleo Parker Robinson

February 20, 2018

Webster University's Department of Dance will host guest choreographer Cleo Parker Robinson on Feb. 28 for an open rehearsal and an artist conversation on "Race and Gender in the Dance World." The events are free and open to the public, co-sponsored by Webster's Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies Committee and the Department of Dance.

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The festival celebrates band, choir, theater, and visual art

Choral Faculty Lead Festival Choirs from Tennessee to India

February 15, 2018

Department of Music faculty recently led festival choirs from Tennessee to New Delhi. Trent Patterson, director of Choral Studies, and Stuart Chapman Hill, director of Music Education, were invited guest conductors for the two-day Rutherford County Choral Festival in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, at the end of January. The following week, Hill was the first guest choral conductor in the history of the three-day Middle East South Asia Conference Senior Arts Festival (MESAC), held in New Delhi, India.

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Shows begin on Feb. 14 in the Emerson Studio Theatre

Conservatory Presents 'Men on Boats' Feb. 14-18, 21-25

February 12, 2018

The Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University presents "Men on Boats," Feb. 14-18, 21-25, with performances at 7:30 p.m. (2 p.m. on Sundays). The story follows the adventures of a one-armed explorer and his crew of nine men navigating the Colorado River into the Grand Canyon and is reenacted by a cast of 10 women.

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Jenifer Lewis '79 at 2015 commencement

In the News: Lewis '79 feature, Gateway students on the beat, Hayes and Norman on KDHX

February 09, 2018

Jenifer Lewis '79 was profiled in a Washington Post feature that was picked up by other U.S. outlets. ... Adjunct faculty members Bernie Hayes and Rosalind Norman were part of KDHX’s live panel discussion of "Race and the Blues" as part of the station's "Black History Month series. Video is available on Facebook ... Two students at the Gateway were featured by local media for their role as police officers working the Cherokee beat as part of a community policing effort.

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Interact with faculty, staff and students and hear the latest on approaches to engaged learning at sessions from Feb. 12-16.

RSVP for the 2018 Teaching Festival

February 06, 2018

Now is the time to RSVP for next week's annual Webster University Teaching Festival. The entire Webster community is invited to participate, with several sessions to be broadcast via WebEx. This year’s festival includes workshops, poster presentations, panels, and roundtable discussions by Webster faculty, students and staff on the theme "Teaching Toolkit for Engaged Learning." Find out the latest tools, research and happenings and interact with colleagues and classmates at any session Feb. 12-16.

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Brewer was joined by over two dozen students and faculty

Christine Brewer Closes Fourth Voice Instruction Residency

February 05, 2018

Renowned American soprano Christine Brewer closed her Spring 2018 residency with a vocal concert on Friday, Feb. 2. The performance featured more than two dozen students and faculty from the Department of Music. Students involved in the project represent six different programs in the music department. Brewer’s fourth annual residency focused on the forgotten voices of composers who were imprisoned at, or passed through, the Terezin concentration camp during World War II.

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Check out the exhibit beginning Saturday

Adorn or Disfigure Exhibit Opening at Arcade Building Feb. 3

January 31, 2018

Join us on Saturday, Feb. 3, from 6-9 p.m., in the Arcade Contemporary Art Projects Gallery at Webster University’s Gateway Campus, for the opening reception of the exhibit "Adorn or Disfigure," a collection of work featuring student artists in the Department of Art, Design & Art History. The exhibit runs through Feb. 28, and is free and open to the public.

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Hasmik Chakaryan will discuss internationalizing counseling as a profession and graduate degree.

Faculty Research Symposium Presenters Announced

January 31, 2018

Eight presenters have been announced for the annual Faculty Research Symposium, which takes place this year on Thursday, Feb. 18, during the annual Teaching Festival. Life in southeast Asia, dance injury prevention, helping students publish and athlete hazing are just some of the topics to be covered by presenters Keith Welsh, Monte Hancock, Bill Russell, Kim Kleinman, Hasmik Chakaryan, Nicole Miller-Struttmann, Con Christeson and Allison Levin.

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Trivia Night Feb. 3: 'An Evening in La La Land' for Conservatory Class of '18

January 30, 2018

Help us raise funds to send the 20 outstanding senior performance majors to Los Angeles Showcase by showing off your smarts at the Conservatory Class of 2018 Trivia Night, "An Evening in La La Land." The event will be held Saturday, Feb. 3, at 7 p.m. in the East Academic Building's Edward Jones Commons. Tables are $200 and seat 8. Individual seats are $25. A few tables are still remaining!

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Tony Wallner, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

News Around Webster: Wallner joins Academy of Science; Guterman on theatre; Fan on anthropology

January 30, 2018

Dean Tony Wallner has been elected to the Academy of Science-St. Louis board of trustees. ... Gad Guterman has two pieces in "Theatre and Cartographies of Power: Repositioning the Latina/o Americas," published by Southern Illinois University Press. ... Elsa Fan co-organized and co-chaired an oral presentation session on global health at the American Anthropological Association annual meeting.

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The Euclid Quartet will perform a free concert on Feb. 3

8th Annual St. Looey Chamber Blitz features the Euclid Quartet Feb. 3

January 29, 2018

The Community Music School of Webster University hosts a free concert with The Euclid Quartet on Saturday, Feb. 3, at 6:30 p.m., in the CMS Concert Hall. This concert is part of the CMS Preparatory Program's Annual St. Looey Chamber Blitz, a weekend intensive featuring an ensemble-in-residence, and a free concert. As part of the concert, the Euclid Quartet will be joined by students from the CMS Preparatory Program and paired onstage with younger CMS string players.

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The recital will be on Saturday, Feb. 17

Music Inspired by Love of Country: a recital with CMS Faculty

January 18, 2018

The Community Music School of Webster University (CMS) invites you to a Spring concert featuring some of their distinguished faculty on Saturday, Feb. 17, at 2 p.m. The concert will be held at the CMS Concert Hall located at 535 Garden Avenue and features a repertoire that echoes the composer's love of country. The concert is FREE and open to the public.

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News around Webster

News Around Webster: Liberati, Chakaryan, Elstner, Carter, Rosen

January 18, 2018

Amanda Rosen published an article in PS: Political Science and Politics, on her "Best Breakfast in Town" research methods project. ... Ryan Liberati and Hasmik Chakaryan published "Significance of Training for LGBTQ Intimate Partner Violence Victim Counselors" in the Alabama Counseling Association Journal. ... Jeffrey Carter was honored as "Best Musical Director" in the theatre awards by Post-Dispatch critic Judy Newmark. ... Percussion instructor Erin Elstner is a new "Zildjian Artist."

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Join the free concert on Sunday Jan. 21

CMS Preparatory Program Welcomes Internationally Known Violist, Kirsten Docter

January 17, 2018

The Community Music School of Webster University's Preparatory Program welcomes internationally known violist and pedagogue Kirsten Docter for an afternoon featuring a free concert and dedicated viola masterclasses on Sunday, Jan. 21, from 1-5 p.m. Ms. Docter is assistant professor of viola at Oberlin College and was a member of the Cavanni Quartet at the Cleveland Institute of Music for 23 years. A former winner of the Primrose International Viola Competition, Ms. Docter is equally prized as a pedagogue.

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