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In the News: Cybersecurity, Design and Theatre Alumni

September 20, 2017

Webster University's cybersecurity program was covered in the Orange County Business Journal and the Orange County Register as it expands to the Irvine, California, campus this fall. ... BFA Graphic Design alumna Ashley Webelhuth was profiled as the “Designer of the Week” in the major design periodical, PRINT Magazine. ... Conservatory alumna Courtney (Dempsey) Burkett and the Detroit Public Theatre she co-founded was featured in American Theatre Magazine.

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[title of show] opens Sept. 27 at Emerson Studio Theatre

Webster Conservatory to Perform Alumnus' [title of show] Musical

September 19, 2017

Webster University alumnus Hunter Bell (BFA '93) wrote a book turned one-act musical that was performed on Broadway in 2008. It received notable attention at the Musical Theatre Festival premiering in New York City and was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical. Webster’s Conservatory of Theatre Arts will be performing the show beginning Wednesday, Sept. 27, at Emerson Studio Theatre.

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Neal Richardson

Remembering Neal Richardson, Music and Conservatory Faculty Member

September 12, 2017

The University community extends condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Neal Richardson, who taught musical theatre styles, musicianship skills, and song study; coached three generations of musical theatre students; and served as musical director for numerous productions at Webster. Services are Thursday, Sept. 14. Memorials may be made to the Neal Richardson Endowed Memorial Musical Theatre Scholarship or to Samuel United Church of Christ.

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Webster University in the news

In the News: English Language Learner grant; MacCartney on gender gap; Karlovsky on dance

September 11, 2017

In further coverage of the $2.7 million federal grant Webster University received, President Stroble was quoted in the Post-Dispatch and DJ Kaiser in St. Louis Public Radio stories. ... Danielle MacCartney was interviewed for a WalletHub feature on causes of the gender gap in health and survival. ... Dawn Karlovsky was the interview subject for Nancy Kranzberg’s arts show on KDHX-FM radio.

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10 Blocks on the Camino Real

The National Theatre of Ghana Performs Tennessee Williams at Webster

September 08, 2017

The National Theatre of Ghana will be performing a production of "10 Blocks on the Camino Real," written by Tennessee Williams, directed by David Kaplan, and produced by Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival on the Webster Groves Campus, Monday, Sept. 11. The performance will take place at 12 p.m. in the green space between The Loretto-Hilton Center and the Thompson Music Building. The performance is free and open to the public.

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Zimmerman's design was for the RAC entrance in University City in 2015.

Around Webster: Zimmermann opening Sept. 8; Hulsizer, Woolf, Stiles, Miller present

September 07, 2017

Brian Zimmerman will be a part of the "upend the air" exhibition that opens at the Luminary on Friday, Sept. 8. ... Michael Hulsizer, Deborah Stiles and Linda Woolf each presented at the 125th American Psychological Association Convention in Washington, D.C. ... Andrea Miller presented at the 112th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association.

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This is an image of a piano.

Faculty Member's 'Pianos for People' an Arts Innovator of the Year

August 11, 2017

Patricia Eastman, adjunct professor of piano, presented about Pianos for People at the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy. Eastman is co-founder of Pianos for People, which received the 2017 Regional Arts Commission “Arts Innovator of the Year” award. The unique nonprofit is quickly gaining national attention for addressing the diminishing presence of pianos in households, and the increasing number of pianos that are abandoned or destroyed.

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Faculty networking and resource fair

Save the Date: Faculty Networking Event and Resource Fair Sept. 14

August 08, 2017

All faculty are invited to attend the Faculty Networking Event and Resource Fair on Thursday, Sept. 14 for an afternoon of learning and socializing. The goal of this event is for faculty to learn about services and resources available to them and their students -- an excellent opportunity to learn about new developments and meet colleagues. If your office or unit is interested in hosting a table at this event, please fill out the survey to let us know.

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Hunter Johnson, music education major

Music Education Student Wins MCDA Award for Outstanding Choral Composition

August 06, 2017

Webster University music education major and Presidential Scholar Hunter Johnson is the 2017 recipient of the Opus Award from the Missouri Choral Directors Association. The Opus Award recognizes an outstanding choral composition by a Missouri composer. Johnson won for his choral work "Stars," with poetry by St. Louis native Sara Teasdale.

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Daniel Schene, director of Piano Studies at Webster University

Piano Studies Director Teaching Academy Teens

July 31, 2017

During summer breaks from teaching at a global university, Webster University music professor and director of Piano Studies Daniel Schene can be found teaching promising pre-college piano students from across the United States, Europe, Asia and South America. A member of the Indiana University Piano Academy faculty since its founding in 1985, Schene says he always returns from the experience with new ideas about music and teaching.

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Lauren Honz '16 earned a bachelor of music education at Webster University.

Honz '16 Named Conductor for St. Louis Children's Choirs

July 24, 2017

Lauren Honz (BME ’16) has been named conductor of one of the St. Louis Children’s Choirs. The choirs include about 450 talented young singers (ages 6 to 18) from more than 200 schools and 85 zip codes in Missouri and Illinois. While at Webster, Honz received the prestigious Peggy Fossett Endowed Music Scholarship and the Jean Sinor Memorial Scholarship, as well as the highly competitive Tresa Jo Wilson Memorial Scholarship awarded by the Missouri Choral Directors Association.

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Browning Hall is nearly complete, but the building is officially off limits until an occupation permit is issued.

Safety Reminder - Browning Hall Off Limits to All but Authorized Personnel

July 19, 2017

Browning Hall, the Interdisciplinary Science Building, is nearly completed, but construction crews are still on site installing major components of the building and completing punch list work. Because it is still officially under construction, the building and the area inside the fenced-off construction zone are off-limits to all but authorized personnel.

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