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Faculty Research Grant

2017 Faculty Research Grant Recipients Announced

February 16, 2017

The Office of the Provost is pleased to announce the 23 recipients and 22 projects of the 2017 Faculty Research Grants. The awards will fund faculty research and professional development activities which will advance academic excellence for the individual faculty members and for Webster University. Click through to view the recipients.

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Painting class at Webster circa 1975

Remembering Jack Canepa, Longtime Art Professor

February 13, 2017

Webster University's Department of Art, Design and Art History remembers longtime faculty member Jack Canepa, who passed away Feb. 6. A brilliant artist and master teacher, he was professor at Webster from 1971 till his retirement in 1994. He was director of the Loretto Hilton Art Gallery and taught painting, drawing, conceptual art, and art history. He also fostered communities within Webster and throughout the city.

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Webster students performed at the invitation MCA

Webster Students Perform at Capitol for Arts Advocacy Day

February 09, 2017

Webster University students provided feature entertainment on Wednesday, Feb. 8, at the Missouri state capitol as the Missouri Citizens for the Arts (MCA) hosted their annual advocacy day. Representing the Department of Music in the noontime concert were Nathan Coleman, senior piano performance major; Brittany Graham, graduate vocal performance major; and Atum Jones, senior guitar performance major. Madeline Purches, senior musical theatre major, represented the Conservatory of Theatre Arts.

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Celebrating Creativity

Adobe Creative Jam: Artist Talks, Student Competition Feb. 9

February 08, 2017

Adobe Creative Jams demonstrate and celebrate creativity all across the country, and the next event is at Webster University Thursday, Feb. 9. In addition to guest leaders from the local creative community, both the School of Communications and Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts faculty have recommended their best students to compete on design teams in a three-hour charrette showdown, with audience members helping determine the winners.

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Heather Sultz '86 will present on choreography and sustainability

Sultz '86 Visiting as Guest Alumni Choreographer for Dance, Biology

February 07, 2017

Heather Sultz '86, 2017 Guest Alumni Choreographer for the Dance Department, will be in residence in February to set a new dance piece on the Webster University Dance Ensemble, for performance this spring. In addition, she will hold workshops and lectures for both the Dance Department and the Biological Sciences Department.

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The Community Music School of Webster University (CMS) has offered outstanding music education and performance opportunities to students of all ages and abilities in the St. Louis area and beyond since its founding in 1925.

Community Music School Awarded NEA Grant for Preparatory Program

February 06, 2017

The National Endowment of the Arts (NEA) has awarded a grant of $15,000 to The Community Music School of Webster University (CMS) in support of its Preparatory Program for outstanding young music students. Grant funds will help cover the costs of Prep activities in 2017 including coaching, master classes and events that showcase the skills of our young chamber music performers.

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Research Grant Recipients

Spring 2017 Provost Student, Faculty Collaborative Research Grant Recipients

February 03, 2017

The Office of Academic Affairs congratulates the recipients of the Provost Student/Faculty Collaborative Research Grant. Now in its fourth year, the program has funded more than 80 undergraduate research and creative projects covering more than 15 academic departments. The latest recipients have projects ranging from photography and design to pollination, cancer cell research, music and more. Many students present their work at professional conferences including Webster’s Research Across Disciplines (RAD) conference.

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Webster performs 'The Philadelphia Story' Feb. 15-19, 22-26

The Philadelphia Story: Conservatory Performs 1930s Comedy

February 01, 2017

Did you know Webster University's Conservatory of Theatre Arts is among the best in the United States? Come see for yourself with its production of 1930s comedy "The Philadelphia Story," where a high-society second wedding is the setting for a witty, highly entertaining weekend. Reserve tickets by calling the Fine Arts hotline at (314) 968-7128.

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GLIMPSE Highlights Stories from Geneva to St. Louis, L.A. to Bucharest

February 01, 2017

The latest issue of GLIMPSE, the Webster University alumni digital publication, includes a story on alumni entrepreneurs, a profile of multigenerational Webster families and a look at what it's like touring in a Broadway show. From Geneva to St. Louis, L.A. to Bucharest, check out and share these Webster stories.

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Webster University Chamber Singers

Chamber Singers Selected to Perform with Boston Camerata at Cathedral Basilica

January 30, 2017

Webster University Chamber Singers join one of the world’s best early music ensembles, The Boston Camerata, to perform an early masterpiece, "The Play of Daniel," at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis on Tuesday, Jan. 31, at 8 p.m. “We’ve remarked before that our choirs are the go-to university choral groups in this area,” said Jeffrey Carter, Department of Music chair. “Yet again, we are delighted that they have received the call to collaborate with an international artist in an exciting creative endeavor.”

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Opera Scenes Performances Jan. 20-22

January 20, 2017

The Opera Studio of Webster University's Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts presents scenes from five different operas combined in one performance on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 20-22, in Nerinx Hall's Heagney Theatre. These fully-staged scenes from Cosi fan tutte, Le nozze di Figaro, The Rake's Progress, Orphee and Eurydice, and La Boheme will include orchestra and guest music and stage directors. General admission is $10, and $5 for seniors. Admission for all students is free with valid student I.D.

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