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New Team Captain Volunteers Needed for May Commencement Ceremony

December 10, 2018

Every year we celebrate Webster graduates in May at the Commencement ceremony at the Muny. This event requires the over 200 staff to make this a safe and pleasant experience for our graduates and their guests. The University is working to develop a larger committee of leaders to share the leadership, responsibility and rewards of Commencement day.

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Community Music School Hosts Registration Sessions for New Students

December 06, 2018

From Jan. 5-10, the Community Music School (CMS) of Webster University will host walk-in sessions for new students to register for the Spring 2019 semester of Individual Lessons. CMS offers one-on-one instruction on all instruments of the band and orchestra, piano, guitar, harp, and voice at convenient locations in Chesterfield, Webster Groves and University City. Students of all ages and abilities can be matched with one of over 90 master artist/educators.

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Music Students, Faculty in 'Gift to the City' Holiday Concert

December 05, 2018

For the tenth year in a row, Webster University music students and faculty will give St. Louis a performance to remember with the “Gift to the City” holiday concert at Christ Church Cathedral in downtown St. Louis. This year, however, they've added an additional performance across the river, at the Cathedral of Saint Peter in Belleville, Illinois.

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CMS offers outstanding music education and performance opportunities to students of all ages and abilities and serves the entire St. Louis metropolitan region.

CMS: Open enrollment for Spring Kindermusik classes begins Dec. 3

December 03, 2018

Inspire your child's love of music. Sing, dance, wiggle and giggle with your little one at a free Kindermusik Demo Day class. Jan. 12-19, the Community Music School of Webster will offer sample classes at each of their locations in Webster Groves, Des Peres, University City and Chesterfield. Classes are open to children ages newborn to 6-years-old, and their caregivers, and begin between the week of Jan. 28, 2019.

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Ten Webster Alumni Honored with Emerson Excellence in Teaching Awards

November 29, 2018

Ten alumni were honored with the prestigious Emerson Excellence in Teaching award earlier this month. Now in its 29th year, the award pays tribute to area educators – from kindergarten teachers to college professors – for their achievements and dedication to the field of education. Award recipients will have the opportunity to apply for a Gold Star Grant from Emerson that will be presented in spring 2019.

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The concert showcases original choreography of senior BFA candidates Jaqueline Edwards, Claire Francescon, Megan Reed, and Dorianne Thomas.

Department of Dance Presents 'Inbetween', a BFA Choreographic Concert

November 29, 2018

Webster University’s Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts Department of Dance presents 'Inbetween'. The concert showcases original choreography of senior BFA candidates Jaqueline Edwards, Claire Francescon, Megan Reed, and Dorianne Thomas. 'Inbetween' runs Dec. 6 and 7 at 7:30 p.m. as well as Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. The performance is located in Webster’s Stage III, the lower level of Webster Hall, 470 E. Lockwood Ave. The concert is free and open to the public, however, donations are accepted.

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Student Graphic Design Showcase Dec. 7

November 27, 2018

Webster University Graphic Design students will present in a showcase on Friday, Dec. 7 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the University Center Sunnen Lounge. Each student will have individual tables with their most recent digital and print portfolios displayed and will be prepared to offer explanations and answer guests' questions.

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Tom Cornell with his grandson in studio at Fox 2

In the News: Chamber Singers, Dean Cornell live; Leiden Digital Starters

November 26, 2018

The Chamber Singers performed live twice Friday morning on Fox 2 News, ahead of the Department of Music's annual "Gift to the City" concerts. ... Tom Cornell read a children’s book on air at Fox 2 Sunday morning, then discussed what to look for when buying books for toddlers as they learn to read. ... Webster Leiden's "Move it Forward: Female Digital Starters" event was featured by Dutch News.

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Nominate Students by Nov. 30 for Dean's Award for Service for Fall Semester

November 26, 2018

The Dean's Award for Service is an award given each semester that recognizes Webster University students for performing a valuable service on or off campus. Students can be nominated by any member of the Webster University community. Nominations are due in the Dean of Students office by Friday, Nov. 30.

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For tickets, call the Fine Arts Hotline at (314) 968-7128.

Conservatory Presents Chekhov's 'Three Sisters'

November 26, 2018

The Webster University Conservatory of Theatre Arts presents Chekhov's "The Three Sisters," as adapted by Sarah Ruhl, Nov. 28-Dec. 2 and Dec. 5-9 in the Loretto-Hilton Center's Emerson Studio Theatre. Trapped in a provincial Russian town after the death of their father, three sisters lament the passing of better times and long for the excitement of Moscow. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Hotline at (314) 968-7128.

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Peter Sargent to Step Down as Dean of Fine Arts after 25 Years

November 21, 2018

Peter E. Sargent, dean of the Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts at Webster University, has announced that he will step down as dean after 25 years, effective at the end of the 2018-19 academic year. A search committee will be established to conduct a national search to identify the next leader for the Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts.

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Geraghty-Rathert is professor of Legal Studies and director of the WILLOW Project.

In the News: Chamber Singers, Tom Cornell on air Hayes in STL American

November 21, 2018

Tune in to FOX 2 News on Friday, Nov. 23, at 10 a.m. to see the Webster Chamber Singers kick off the holiday season with several songs. ... School of Education Interim Dean Tom Cornell will discuss what to look for when buying books new readers on FOX 2 News at 8 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 25. ... School of Communications professor Bernie Hayes was recently named interim executive director of the Blues Museum in downtown St. Louis.

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Faculty members have been selected for the APR Committee

Academic Program Review Committee Members Named

November 20, 2018

Provost Julian Schuster has announced the members of the Academic Program Review (APR) Committee for the current year. Following guidelines for the composition of the Committee established with Faculty Senate, the Faculty Senate selected five faculty members, one from each school and college, and recommended additional faculty members. Additional members – faculty, deans, the vice provost, and an international campus representative – were selected by the Provost in consultation with Faculty Senate President Gary Renz. The Committee will convene in the next weeks to create a work plan for Spring '19 and the 2019-20 Academic Year.

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Freedom: The American Hustle

Arcade Gallery Presents 'Freedom: The American Hustle, The Poetry Series' Nov. 17

November 14, 2018

"Freedom: The American Hustle, The Poetry Series" will be held Saturday, Nov. 17, from 1:30-4 p.m. at the Arcade Contemporary Arts Projects Gallery at the Gateway Campus. The voices of several female poets reflect on the cultural perspectives and concept of freedom of the time. The poetry series is a special extension of the Gallery's art exhibition, "Freedom: The American Hustle," on display through Dec. 8.

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Webster Conservatory Presents 'Fahrenheit 451' Nov. 14-18

November 14, 2018

The public is invited to the Webster Conservatory production of "Fahrenheit 451." Ray Bradbury’s classic drama is a timely and suspenseful journey, Fahrenheit 451 is a dystopian tale about the importance of reading and thinking for oneself. The production will take place at the Browning Mainstage Theatre Nov. 14-18 at 7:30 p.m., with the Sunday production at 2 p.m. Free admission is offered to Webster Students, Faculty, and Staff with a valid ID. $15 for adults, $7 for seniors, alumni, and non-Webster students. $2 for children 12 and under.

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