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College of Fine Arts Events Canceled for Rest of Semester

March 18, 2020

After a discussion with the college leadership and faculty of the College of Fine Arts, it has been determined that the current circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak mean we will need to cancel all public performances in the programs for the remainder of the current semester. This decision is effective Tuesday, March 17, out of concern for the safety of students, faculty, staff, and patrons of the College of Fine Arts. This includes Hunt and Arcade Gallery openings, Conservatory performances, music events, and dance performances.

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Upcoming Faculty Professional Development Opportunities from the OLC

March 06, 2020

The Online Learning Center (OLC) is committed to supporting the ongoing teaching and learning in Webster University’s online courses. The same highly qualified faculty who teach for us in the classroom teach our online courses. These upcoming webinars are a great way to learn and practice skills to help elevate the learning process.

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Nives Rumenjak, Webster Leiden

News Around Webster: Newsam, Rumenjak, Cosic, Stiles

March 05, 2020

Nives Rumenjak published an article in "Empedocles: European Journal for the Philosophy of Communication" about political cartooning and freedom of expression in multicultural societies. ... Dance adjunct faculty member Monica Newsam will perform at the 2nd International Meeting of Circus Schools March. ... Debbie Stiles and her Applied Educational Psychology and School Psychology graduate students presented their research at the Society for Cross-Cultural Research in Seattle. ... Zlatko Cosic's films will screen in St. Louis and Michigan.

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Library

Register for the Spring Faculty Writing Retreat March 20

March 05, 2020

The Library and the Faculty Development Center invite all faculty to participate in the Spring 2020 Faculty Writing Retreat, to be held Friday, March 20, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Faculty Development Center Suite in Emerson Library, Suite 420. Registration is now open. Writing Retreats provide dedicated quiet time for faculty to pursue their scholarly and teaching agendas free from distraction, and to experience the support and camaraderie of working side-by-side with colleagues.

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Brewer Week Wraps Up with Concert Focused on Women Composers

March 05, 2020

Acclaimed American soprano, Christine Brewer, finished her annual residency at Webster University on Friday. She was joined in a festive concert by more than a dozen students from the Department of Music. For more than a decade, Brewer has been Visiting Professor of Music in the Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts. She conducts master classes each Fall semester, and then spends a week each Spring semester teaching voice lessons, giving talks, coaching students, and joining students for a themed concert.

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May Gallery Hosts Tod Bryant's 'Troop C Armory' Exhibition

February 28, 2020

Built for a National Guard horse cavalry unit, the Troop C Armory was constructed between 1903 and 1907 on 3 acres in Brooklyn, New York. Tod Bryant, architectural historian and photographer, will speak about his work on Friday, Feb. 28, at 3 p.m. in Sverdrup 123 with an opening reception to follow at 5 p.m. Bryant's work will be on display in the gallery until March 27.

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Winter Dance Workshop: Local high school students gain college dance experience

February 26, 2020

The Department of Dance in the Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts educates students into becoming a skilled, creative, and compassionate artist. Many of the students in the Department of Dance already have had years of training under their tutus before college. Still, oftentimes many younger dancers are not sure if pursuing a career in dance in their college years is the right path for them. The annual Winter Dance Workshop offers instruction in ballet, jazz, modern and aerial to these high school-age dancers to help them gain skills and guide their next steps.

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Summer/Fall 2020 Academic Technology Request Deadline March 2

February 13, 2020

In order to manage a growing catalog of software titles, Webster University’s Information Technology organization will assess all new software requests based on a number of factors in coordination with the programs of each school. This is in alignment with the themes of the University’s strategic plan, Global Impact for the Next Century. The lab and multimedia classroom software request deadline for Summer/Fall 2020 is Monday, March 2.

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Recent Webster Music Alumni Impacting the Local Music Scene

February 12, 2020

Webster University Department of Music alumni continue to be active in the St. Louis music scene. “We always say that we are the go-to music program in this area, and our alumni live that out,” said Jeffrey Carter, chair of the Department of Music. Click through for more about where each of the Music alumni may be seen performing everything from opera to jazz, and even with the circus!

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Africana Studies trip to Webster Ghana, Fall 2019

In the News: Diversity and Inclusion speakers, Ghana trip, Unified auditions

February 10, 2020

Michele Norris, Aisha Sultan and Colleen Starkloff will be guests on St. Louis on the Air Wednesday to discuss topics for Webster's upcoming Diversity and Inclusion Conference. ... St. Louis Magazine published a feature on the Africana Studies fall break trip to Ghana. ... The Chicago Tribune referenced Lara Teeter and Webster's part in the National Unified Auditions for prospective theatre students.

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Upcoming Faculty Professional Development Opportunities from the OLC

February 10, 2020

The Online Learning Center (OLC) is committed to supporting the ongoing teaching and learning in Webster University’s online courses. The same highly qualified faculty who teach for us in the classroom teach our online courses. They are experts in their fields, and contribute not only their content knowledge but also their international experience to the education of our global student body. These upcoming webinars are a great way to learn and practice skills to help elevate the learning process.

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Stuart Chapman Hill

Around Webster: Jostedt, Umbaugh on Neil Young; Hill on teaching music; Tuncel appointment

February 06, 2020

Music education director Stuart Chapman Hill is the co-author of "Musicianship for Teaching," in the Oxford Handbook of Preservice Music Teacher Education in the United States. ... Philosophy faculty members Mike Jostedt and Bruce Umbaugh each contributed to "Neil Young and Philosophy," the latest in the Philosophy of Popular Culture series. ... Ece Tuncel was appointed associate editor at Group Decision and Negotiation," a journal focused on the process of group decision and negotiation.

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Battles

Joanna Battles Receives the 2020 Wilma Roswell Messing Jr. Faculty Award

January 27, 2020

The Office of the President has announced the recipient of the 2020 Wilma Roswell Messing Jr. Faculty Award: Joanna Battles, associate professor in the Conservatory of Theatre Arts. Since 1977, the Messing has been awarded to full-time faculty members for internationally focused summer activities that will strengthen the curriculum and improve the teaching/learning experience. Faculty proposals are peer-reviewed by an appointed University committee.

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