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Andrew Goldbranson

Remembering Andrew Goldbranson, Webster Conservatory Student

July 16, 2019

The Webster University community mourns the passing of Andrew Goldbranson, a student who was following a passion for acting and musical theatre in Webster's Conservatory of Theatre Arts. The Conservatory community has been notified and memorial services will be held July 17-18 in Darien, Illinois. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Andrew Goldbranson Memorial Scholarship Fund. This fall the Conservatory will explore an appropriate way to honor Andrew's time at Webster.

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Chamberlin

Chamberlin's Music Available on SheetMusicPlus

July 15, 2019

Bob Chamberlin, emeritus professor of music, has listed many of his musical works on SheetMusicPlus, an internet-based retail outlet. "My motivation to do this...I've never been much of a promoter of my own music and never actively pursued publication whole-heartedly, being content to be self-published and sell copies if someone expressed interest. When I noticed other friends/composers promoting their scores via Facebook, I thought I should give it a try.”

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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: Fall Kindermusik class enrollment now open

July 10, 2019

Inspire your child's love of music. Sing, dance, wiggle and giggle with your little one at a free Kindermusik Demo Day class. Aug. 10-17, 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.

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Liam Le Quang

In the News: Miller-Struttmann on pesticides, Flewellen on diversity, Mink on film, chess alumnus, Conservatory student

July 03, 2019

Nicole Miller-Struttmann discussed the effect of pesticides on pollinators on Fox2 after the City of Glendale announced it would stop weekly fogging for mosquitoes. ... Vincent C. Flewellen and Patrick Giblin were quoted in an "Insight into Diversity" article on "Witnessing Whiteness." ... Webster alumnus and former chess team member Liam Le Quang was in Vietnamnet news after winning the Summer Chess Classic. ... School of Communications faculty member Eric Mink will lead a post-film discussions during the “Silver Screen” film festival. ... Conservatory student Nate Walczyk was mentioned in the River Cities Reader for summer work at a live performance lighting company.

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McGee performing in Webster University Opera Scenes, 2016

Vocal Performance Alumni Join Summer Opera Theatre

July 01, 2019

Webster University vocal performance alumni Brittany Graham, MM ’18 and Randell McGee, BM ’16 joined the cohort of Leigh Gerdine Young Artists this summer season at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis. Members of the program sing in the chorus as well as in supporting roles and/or cover for leading and featured roles in mainstage productions of the Opera Theatre of St. Louis.

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John Gutoskey (ARTPRIZE / ARTPRIZE.ORG)

In the News: Ghana and Rhiney, Gutoskey's 'Pulse' art, Webster outreach

June 19, 2019

Webster Ghana and Professor Eric Rhiney were mentioned for their part in an upcoming Women in PR conference. ... Alumnus John Gutoskey is one of the artists featured in a story about an art exhibit focusing on the Pulse Nightclub attack in Orlando. ... Webster University was mentioned as one of a few institutions that reached out to ITT students to help them continue their education after the for-profit company went bankrupt.

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Werfelmann

Music's Werfelmann Named Finalist for The American Prize

June 11, 2019

David Werfelmann, associate professor and director of the Bachelor of Arts in Music program, has been named a finalist for The American Prize. He is recognized in the "instrumental chamber work" category for his composition Suite à l’antique. The American Prize is a series of non-profit national competitions in the performing arts providing cash awards, professional adjudication and regional, national and international recognition for the best recorded performances by ensembles and individuals.

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CMS Summer Registration

Community Music School New Student Registration June 8-13

June 04, 2019

The Community Music School (CMS) of Webster University offers one-on-one instruction on all instruments of the band and orchestra, piano, guitar, harp and voice at three St. Louis locations. Students of all ages and ability levels can be matched with one of the 100 master music teachers during New Student Registration for the Summer semester June 8-13. The summer semester for Individual Lessons runs from June 20 through Aug. 1.

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students

2019-20 Academic Catalogs Finalized

June 03, 2019

The 2019-20 academic catalogs, which became effective June 1, have been finalized and are live online. Click through for summaries of the new, revised, and deleted programs, as well as links to the annual curriculum change summary reports and approved proposals for Curriculum Committee and Graduate Council.

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Paul Steger

Webster University Appoints Paul Steger Dean of Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts

May 23, 2019

Paul Steger has been named dean of the Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts at Webster University, effective mid-July. Steger joins Webster University from Virginia Tech where he has served as the director of the School of Performing Arts – Music|Theatre|Cinema since 2017. Steger has appeared across North America, Europe, and Scandinavia as a performer, director, speaker and consultant. He has been a guest artist for the National Theatre Conservatory and the North Carolina School of the Arts.

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Webster Hall

2018-19 Highlights: Academics, Athletics, Achievements and Awards

May 20, 2019

Webster University’s Class of 2019 numbers 5,000 graduates across the world, bringing Webster’s total alumni to more than 200,000 and capping another historic year for Webster University. Enjoy highlights of the 2018-19 academic year's achievements for students, alumni, faculty, staff and the University across the worldwide network.

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Nurse Anesthesia student Hilary Mackin with Sister Lucy Arombo

In the News: Sullivan, Corrigan, Mackin

May 16, 2019

Nurse Anesthesia student Hilary Mackin was featured by NBC affiliate KSDK for the remarkable story of how she helped a nun, Sister Lucy Arombo, who had helped her on a visit to Uganda. ... Katy Sullivan '02 was featured in St. Louis Post-Dispatch coverage of commencement speakers. ... Don Corrigan will appear on KMOX Radio on May 25 and Kristi Carson’s “Talk of the Town” on May 26 to discuss his book about squirrels in pop culture.

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Kemper Award

Excellence in Teaching: 2019 Kemper Award Winners Awada, Geraghty-Rathert, Arese Visconti, Ryals

May 15, 2019

The William T. Kemper Award for Excellence in Teaching is awarded each year to two full-time and two part-time faculty members at Webster University who demonstrate teaching at its finest. This year’s recipients are Jef Awada, Anne Geraghty-Rathert, Francesco Arese Visconti and Robert Ryals.

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Dean Eric Rothenbuhler and Courtney Stewart (MA '05)

2019 Outstanding Alumni Award Winners

May 13, 2019

The Outstanding Alumni Award recipients from each Webster University college and school were honored at Friday's Commencement Dinner and invited to address graduates from their respective colleges and schools at the 100th Commencement ceremony Saturday, May 11, at The Muny in Forest Park.

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