News Articles

Twelfth Night

Conservatory Presents Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night'

November 13, 2019

The Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University presents the second production of the fall season, William Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night." Performances run from Nov. 21-24 in the Browning Mainstage Theatre in the Loretto-Hilton Center. Ticket reservations can be made online or by calling the Fine Arts Hotline at 314-968-7128.

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Debbie Stiles

News Around Webster: George, Gregg, McBride, Stiles

November 11, 2019

Ryan Gregg presented a paper, "Francesco da Sangallo’s Beard: Artistic Identity in Portraits of Cinquecento Sculptors,” at the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference. ... Counseling faculty member Rebecca George conducted a workshop for local high schools students applying for college. ... Jovan McBride finished third in the Student Human Resource Management competition at the Greater Miami Society of Human Resource Management Legal Update Conference. ... Debbie Stiles has two additional psychology papers publishing this fall.

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student work

Graphic Design Student Showcase: Sexual Misconduct Prevention Poster Series

November 05, 2019

Students in the Professional Practice in Graphic Design course designed posters to confront how college students approach sexual misconduct on campus. Students were challenged to increase awareness of sexual misconduct prevention, with focuses on “consent,” “bystander intervention,” “importance of reporting,” and “amnesty.” With assistance of the Title IX office, students had the opportunity to learn about the subject matter in depth. Works are being showcased in the display area of the library's second floor.

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dance

Webster University Dance Faculty, Alumni, Students Collaborate in 'New Works' Nov. 7-9

October 30, 2019

Webster University’s Department of Dance in the Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts (LGCFA) Presents the "New Works" Concert 2019 on Nov. 7 & 8 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 9, at 2 p.m. on Stage III in Webster Hall. "New Works" is an opportunity for choreographers to try new methodologies, to explore new ideas. It is a laboratory for taking risks, growing and seeking feedback. The choreographers for the "New Works" Concert consist of alumni Marcus Johnson, Paige Walden-Johnson and Rain Stippec. Webster University Faculty Maggi Dueker, Dawn Karlovsky, Monica Newsam, Beckah Reed and Zhao Xi are also contributing pieces.

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faculty

ARC to Conduct Academic Integrity/PPP Focus Groups

October 29, 2019

This Fall semester, the ARC will conduct faculty/staff focus groups that will help assess success in meeting the individual program goals of the Plagiarism Prevention Program (PPP) and academic integrity initiatives. The PPP addresses plagiarism by educating students about Webster University’s academic honesty policy and then by having students incorporate those principles into their own work. Both full-time and adjunct faculty members, as well as staff throughout the worldwide network, are invited to attend these focus groups and provide feedback either in person or remotely.

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teaching festival

Webster Teaching Festival 2020 Call for Proposals

October 21, 2019

The Teaching Festival Committee is accepting proposals for presentations and posters for the 10th annual Webster Teaching Festival, to be held the week of Feb. 10, 2020. Proposals will be accepted until Dec. 20. All Webster instructors, part-time and full-time, are invited to participate.

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faculty

Fall 1 Grades Due Oct. 25: Guidance on incomplete grades

October 16, 2019

Incompletes are tricky business. Since all graduate and undergraduate Fall 1 course grades are due by Oct. 25, 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

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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Rad

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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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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music

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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