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Snapshots: A Celebration of French and Chinese Cultural Exchange

December 09, 2019

On Nov. 22, the Confucius Institute at Webster University and Centre Francophone teamed up to host the event, “A Celebration of French and Chinese Cultural Exchange,” as part of International Education Week, bringing Webster students closer to two foreign cultures and celebrating the multicultural heritage of St. Louis. Participants heard from two speakers who discussed the cultural and business impacts of the two countries, and enjoyed a musical performance and buffet-style lunch of Chinese dishes and French cheese and desserts.

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Lindsey Kingston

Around Webster: Balogun, Cosic, Cuille, Kingston, Liberati, Stehn

December 06, 2019

Ryan Liberati and Molly Stehn were awarded a Melanie E. Rawlings research grant for research on college counselor treatment of gay male college students. ... Lindsey Kingston delivered a human rights lecture in Seoul, South Korea, and has spent November on a research fellowship in Melbourne, Australia. ... Emmanuel Balogun delivered a public lecture at Johns Hopkins on African Studies. ... Lionel Cuille’s article on Francis Ponge was published in Contemporary French and Francophone Studies. ... Zlatko Cosic's films are screening at festivals in Argentina and Spain.

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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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Monica “Nikki” Louise Prieto-Teodoro was featured in a story in the Phillipine Tattler about her efforts to protect children and her role as envoy to UNICEF.

In the News: AIDS event, voting awards, UNICEF alumna profile

December 04, 2019

Webster University alumna Monica "Nikki" Louise Prieto-Teodoro was featured in a story in the Phillipine Tattler about her role as an envoy to UNICEF. ... Several St. Louis TV stations covered the World AIDS Day events and free HIV testing held on the Webster Groves campus. ... St. Louis County News ran a story on Webster receiving three national awards for the Student Affairs voter registration initiative during the 2018 election.

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Biological Sciences Senior Thesis Presentation Dec. 18-19

December 04, 2019

The Department of Biological Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences invites the Webster University community to attend their student senior thesis presentations on Wednesday, Dec. 18, and Thursday, Dec. 19. The talks will take place in Browning Hall, ISB room 160. Click through for a list of student topics and presentation schedules for each day.

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chuck bunch

News Around Webster: Bunch veteran award, Cosic film in Russia, transgender conference

November 26, 2019

Recent professional news and achievements for Webster University faculty members include: Alumnus Charles (“Chuck”) Bunch, USAF United States Air Force (ret.), was presented an award by the San Antonio Business Journal, one of 14 Veterans honored with the Veterans in Business award. ... Webster alumnus and adjunct faculty member Zlatko Ćosić will screen an original film, Even the Birds Know It, at the Green Vision International Environmental Film Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia, Nov. 26-29. ... Webster alumni Taylor Michl and current Webster student Elliot Laurence presented at the 2019 Transgender Spectrum Conference, held on Nov. 8-9 at Washington University.

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Nurse Anesthesia students at Webster University. Some of these students are raising funds to take trips to Guatemala and provide needed medical assistance.

Nurse Anesthesia Program Raises Money for Mission to Guatemala

November 25, 2019

Senior students in the Webster University Nurse Anesthesia Program will travel to Guatemala in February and March to provide much-needed assistance to communities in that nation, thanks to a partnership with non-profit organization Refuge International. While in that Central American nation, the students will extend their skills that they have learned in Webster’s classrooms and the varied clinical affiliates.

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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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Free AIDS testing, dramatic performances and a documentary film are part of Webster Universities World AIDS Day recognition.

World AIDS Day at Webster University

November 21, 2019

Webster University College of Arts & Sciences and the City of St. Louis Department of Health will offer free HIV/AIDS testing on the University’s Webster Groves campus on Dec. 2. Dramatic readings from films and plays that touch upon the AIDS crisis will be performed by students and a documentary about the AIDS crisis will be shown on campus that day in recognition of Worlds AIDS Day.

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Anne Geraghty-Rathert earned an Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award.

Professor Geraghty-Rathert Earns Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award

November 19, 2019

Legal Studies Professor Anne Geraghty-Rathert was named one of the top professors in the St. Louis metropolitan area during this weekend’s annual Emerson Excellence in Teaching Awards ceremony. Three alumni who teach in K-12 schools also received the award. The awards program, sponsored by Emerson, annually recognizes more than 100 educators in the St. Louis metropolitan area – from kindergarten to college – who are examples of excellence in their field.

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Jane Austen

Jane Austen Festival celebrates one of history's most beloved authors, Dec. 6-8

November 19, 2019

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Webster University and the Jane Austen Society of North America’s St. Louis region have teamed up to announce a Jane Austen Festival, running Dec. 6-8 throughout Webster University’s campus. Featuring a packed activity schedule that includes an incredible roster of Austen scholars, the event will celebrate and illuminate Austen’s writings, as well as the literary, cultural and historical world in which her stories took place. The festival coincides with The Rep’s production of "Pride and Prejudice," which will kick off the festivities on Dec. 6.

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The cover for Professor Emeritus Allen Carl Larson's new book about the letters between the Sisters of Loretto and Conrad Hilton.

New Book Explores the Letters Between the Sisters of Loretto and Conrad Hilton

November 19, 2019

Allen Carl Larson, emeritus professor of music at Webster University, will discuss his new book “The Sisters Backstage,” a series of letters exchanged between two Sisters of Loretto and hotel chain tycoon Conrad Hilton, at a December event. The back-and-forth exchanges led to Hilton contributing more than $1.5 million towards the building of the Webster University Loretto-Hilton Center for the Performing Arts.

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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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