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Busy December for Chamber Singers, Including 'Home Alone' Screening with STL Symphony

December 11, 2019

The Webster University Chamber Singers, the flagship choral ensemble in the Department of Music, performed the Vivaldi Gloria concert on Dec. 7, and joined the Bach Society on Dec. 10 at Powell Hall for the annual Bach Society holiday concert. Members of the Webster choirs Aurelia and Chorale finish the fall 2019 semester with two performances along with the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra in the live screening of the 1990 holiday classic "Home Alone," complete with John Williams’ whimsical score, at Powell Hall on Friday, Dec. 20, and Saturday, Dec. 21.

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Snapshots: Students present creative work at Graphic Design Showcase

December 10, 2019

Local designers, art directors, prospective students, alumni, faculty and staff gathered to commemorate the 7th Annual Graphic Design Showcase, held Dec. 6, in the Edward Jones Commons of the East Academic Building. This event was co-hosted by the Department of Art, Art History and Design in the Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts and the Career Planning and Development Center. Graphic Design students presented their digital and print portfolios.

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Grand opening in Uzbekistan

In the News: Uzbekistan, Spencer, Larson

December 09, 2019

Webster University’s new campus in Uzbekistan was covered in an Associated Press story about U.S. universities’ strategy as fewer students are coming to the United States from abroad. ... Vanika Spencer was profiled in St. Louis Magazine for a concert series she created showcasing artists of color. ... Allen Larson was interviewed on St. Louis on the Air about his book exploring letters from the Sisters of Loretto to Conrad Hilton that helped persuade the hotelier to fund the Webster University Loretto-Hilton Center.

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Peter Sargent in his office as dean

In the News: Sargent tributes, Jane Austen Festival, Smith on Tik Tok

December 05, 2019

Several publications ran memorial features on Peter Sargent, the dean emeritus and "man who changed fine arts" who passed away last month. ... St. Louis Magazine featured the upcoming Jane Austen festival that will take place on the main campus. ... School of Communications instructor and social media expert Julie Smith was interviewed on KMOX about the video app Tik Tok.

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Professor Emeritus Allen Carl Larson donates a cache of historic letters to Webster University Chancellor Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble during a guest lecture earlier this week. The letters were between the Sisters of Loretto and hotel magnet Conrad Hilton and they show how the sisters convinced Hilton to fund most of the construction of the Webster University Loretto-Hilton Center.

Historic Correspondence to Conrad Hilton from Sisters of Loretto Donated to Archives

December 05, 2019

Five folders filled with original copies of correspondence between the Sisters of Loretto and hotel magnate Conrad Hilton were donated to the University archives on Dec. 3. The letters were written nearly six decades ago, regarding the solicitation for funding for the construction of a performing arts building, which became the Webster University Loretto-Hilton Center.

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Jean Hobler was a former trustee and significant supporter of the Dance program.

Remembering Jean Hobler, Trustee and Dance Supporter

December 04, 2019

The Webster University global community mourns the loss of former trustee Jean Maritz Hobler. Hobler served two terms on the Board of Trustees. She and her late husband, Wells Hobler, were passionate about the arts, and Jean had a special love of dance. Their significant donations allowed Webster University to renovate the dance studio in the Webster University Loretto-Hilton Theatre, giving Webster’s Department of Dance spacious studio space to spark creativity.

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The Conservatory Presents 'Bomb-itty of Errors'

December 04, 2019

The Conservatory of Theatre Arts presents "Bomb-itty of Errors" on Stage III, Dec. 5-8 and 12-15. Created by Jordan Allen-Dutton, Jason Catalano, Gregory J. Qaiyum, Jeffrey Qaiyum, and Erik Weiner, this is an award-winning Ad-Rap-Tation, hip-hop theatre retelling of Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors. The show lasts one hour and thirty minutes and is part play and part rap concert. It is refreshingly current while retaining the integrity of the original.

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Arts and Education Council

Contribute to Arts and Education Council, Receive ARTS Card Discounts

December 04, 2019

Show support by contributing to Workplace Giving. For as little as one dollar a week, you can provide class supplies for a summer art workshop for special needs children or 10 weeks of music classes for one student. With a donation of $50 or more, donors receive Art and Education’s ARTS card, which allows contributors to take advantage of special discounts on events. A gift of any amount is much appreciated.

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Remembering Harry Fisher, Community Music School Donor

December 03, 2019

The Webster University community mourns the passing of longtime Community Music School (CMS) supporter and benefactor Harry Fisher on Nov. 19. Harry and his wife, Arden, have been generous and active supporters of the CMS for decades. Some of their contributions include the Arden and Harry Fisher Endowed Piano Scholarship; the Arden and Harry Fisher Endowed Woodwind Scholarship; initiating and sponsoring the CMS Young Composers Competition.

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Posters from a previous Research Across Disciplines event. This year's event attracted entries from more than 40 students.

From Caffeine to Capital Punishment: Research Across Disciplines Conference

November 25, 2019

More than 40 college students in the St. Louis region will present their research to the community Dec. 6 during Webster University’s annual Research Across Disciplines (RAD) conference. Topics of the student research range from measuring the impacts of caffeine on endurance runners to how human rights issues are portrayed in modern art.

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Allen Carl Larson's 'The Sisters Backstage'

In the News: 'Sisters Backstage,' CMS student, Jane Austen festival

November 22, 2019

Professor Emeritus Allen Carl Larson will be interviewed on St. Louis Public Radio's "St. Louis on the Air" program at noon Dec. 3 to discuss his new book exploring correspondence between the Sisters of Loretto and Conrad Hilton to fund the Webster University Loretto-Hilton Center. ... Community Music School student Jerry Chang was highlighted at STLtoday h as he advanced to a national piano competition. ... The announcement for the upcoming Jane Austen festival was in Broadway World.

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Matt Vogel

In the News: Jensen on sports, Vogel on Kermit the Frog, GDPR team in CASE

November 21, 2019

Alumnus Matt Vogel was profiled by the Associated Press on the role of voicing Kermit the Frog and other roles on Sesame Street. ... Speech Communications professor Scott Jensen was quoted in a WalletHub article about what makes a community a “good sports city.” ... Dominik Jansky, Edna Schick-Bodric and Jeanelle Wiley were quoted in CASE's Currents magazine about the strategies and challenges of implementing GPRD-compliant policies. ...

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Nominations Open for Fall 2019 Dean's Award for Service

November 19, 2019

The Dean's Award for Service recognizes Webster University students each semester for performing a valuable service either on or off campus. This award recognizes students’ volunteer efforts that go above and beyond in student leadership, such as coordinating events or community service in the local area and in other parts of the world. Nominations are due in the Dean of Students office by Wednesday, Nov. 27.

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