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Fall 1 Grades Due Oct. 24: Guidance on incomplete grades

October 16, 2019

Incompletes are tricky business. Since all graduate and undergraduate Fall 1 course grades are due by Oct. 24, now is the time to look over the resources Webster has available to help faculty determine when or if an Incomplete grade is appropriate.

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Music Majors Win Top Honors at NATS Chapter Auditions

October 15, 2019

Webster University music majors took top honors at the St. Louis-area chapter auditions of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) on Oct. 12, hosted by Webster University. Winning first place in their divisions were sophomore Madalyn Tomkins, sophomore Caleb McCarroll (winning first in both musical theatre and classical division), senior Olivia Bosaw, senior Madeleine Buckley, and graduate student Amy Mazzeo. Conservatory of Theatre Arts junior Savannah Smith won first place in her musical theatre division, and first-year music major Kelly Beekman won second place in her division.

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Julie Smith

In the News: Smith on social media; alumni profiles; Arcade exhibit

October 14, 2019

Julie Smith was quoted in Courthouse News about a Pew Research survey about how social media is affecting readers' trust in news ... A release on alumnus Wyatt Mailloux about his lighting design on The Psychedelic Furs tour appears in Live Design. ... Alumna Michelle (Haberberger) Oyola was featured in eMissourian for her latest book. ... The "Our Last Race" exhibit at Arcade Contemporary Art Projects was covered in Slovenian press.

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Annual Research Across Disciplines Conference Dec. 6

October 10, 2019

Submit your work for the RAD conference and gain valuable experience as an emerging contributor to your field. Original work from students in any field, and throughout all levels of Webster’s global network can be submitted. All submissions will be considered for an oral presentation, poster presentation, or creative display. Submissions are being accepted until Nov. 10.

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Angel Band Project

Student Discount for The Angel Band Project Benefit with Butz '90

October 09, 2019

Webster University students can receive a discount when The Angel Band Project presents, "The Angel Band Soundtrack" Saturday, Nov. 2. The benefit concert raises funds for The Angel Band Project's music therapy programs and initiatives in St. Louis, Seattle and New York City. Webster alumnus and two-time Tony Award-winning actor Norbert Leo Butz '90 will make a guest performance at the event. The Angel Band Project was founded to honor Butz's sister, Teresa Butz, who was murdered in 2009. Norbert will be joined by Teresa's surviving partner, Jennifer Hopper.

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High School Student Ryan Jacobs Records With Webster University Chamber Singers

October 02, 2019

High school student Ryan Jacobs is one of four winners of the 2019 Student Composers Competition. Jacobs’ winning composition was recorded by Webster University Chamber Singers. Since 2004, the Young Composers Competition has recognized and encouraged the efforts of those between the ages of 12 and 21 who are involved in the creative process of composing music. Awardees will have their works performed by musicians from Chamber Music St. Louis at a public concert that is professionally recorded

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Part of the Webster crew during their first litter cleanup in Rolla.

In the News: Rolla adopts highway, Owsley on music faculty, Eaton '06 design

October 02, 2019

The Rolla campus' student-initiated adoption of a stretch of Highway 72 was covered in the Rolla Daily News. ... Jameson Eaton '06 was profiled for his "illustrious career as a hairstylist and wig designer" for TV and film. ... Jazz historian and radio host Dennis Owsley sung the praises of Webster music faculty in a story about his new book on jazz in St. Louis.

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BFA Students to Perform Choreographic Concert 'Liminal' Oct. 10-12

September 30, 2019

The choreographic work of senior Bachelor of Fine Arts Dance candidates Chrissy Clair, Kendall Heuman, Paige Van Nest, and Jane Tichy will be presented in the BFA dance concert "Liminal" on Oct. 10-11, at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 12, at 2 p.m. The show will be held in Stage III, in the lower level of Webster Hall. The performance is free and open to the public, though donations are accepted.

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Juan William Chávez

Around Webster: Chávez grant, Drake, Palmer nominations, Rosenblum talk

September 26, 2019

Juan William Chávez has received a Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant. ... Nursing faculty members Mary Ann Drake and Janice Palmer are finalists for the March of Dimes Missouri, Metro-East Nurse of the Year Awards. ... Warren Rosenblum was selected to deliver the University of Cincinnati History Department’s annual Von Rosenstiel lecture, "No Place for Disability: The Origins of Mass Murder in Fantasies of Perfection."

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Dog's Best Friend?

Around Webster: Armbruster on dogs, Vahldick audition guide, Cosic films

September 04, 2019

Karla Armbruster's essay, “Dogs, Dirt, and Public Space," is part of the collection, "Dog’s Best Friend?: Rethinking Human-Canid Relations," published by McGill-Queen’s University Press. ... Community Music School faculty member Tyler Vahldick partnered with the Kansas City Symphony to create a website and video guide for students preparing for All-State Band auditions. ... Zlatko Cosic has films screening at international festivals in Malta and Palestine this month.

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David Werferlmann

David Werfelmann Premieres 'On Vitreous Forms' on Sept. 7

September 03, 2019

David Werfelmann, assistant professor of the Department of Music, is an award-winning American composer of instrumental, vocal, and electronic music whose works are widely performed and recorded by ensembles and soloists throughout the United States. On Sept. 7, David will premiere his new piece called "On Vitreous Forms."

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Erin Bode

In the News: Bode '03 on transferring, Alvarez '16 'Hot New Face,' Smith on literacy

August 30, 2019

Erin Bode '03 discussed the benefits and opportunities from her undergraduate transfer to Webster during a KTRS radio interview about her recording career. ... Cher Alvarez '16 was featured in the Chicago Tribune's "Hot New Faces: 10 new Chicago actors you should know." ... Julie Smith discussed media literacy during an interview on the parenting-focused podcast "Moxie Minutes with Gia."

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Student Success Portal Updates and Reminders for Fall 2019

August 23, 2019

The Student Success Portal, powered by Starfish, is already contributing to student success and improving Webster administrative processes as we kick off the Fall semester. Updates for Fall 2019 include: attendance verification surveys, the flagging system and additions to the website resources. There will be future updates rolling out throughout fall semester and a variety of training options to get familiar with the system.

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