News Articles

Dog's Best Friend?

Around Webster: Armbruster on dogs, Vahldick audition guide, Cosic films

September 04, 2019

Karla Armbruster's essay, “Dogs, Dirt, and Public Space," is part of the collection, "Dog’s Best Friend?: Rethinking Human-Canid Relations," published by McGill-Queen’s University Press. ... Community Music School faculty member Tyler Vahldick partnered with the Kansas City Symphony to create a website and video guide for students preparing for All-State Band auditions. ... Zlatko Cosic has films screening at international festivals in Malta and Palestine this month.

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David Werferlmann

David Werfelmann Premieres 'On Vitreous Forms' on Sept. 7

September 03, 2019

David Werfelmann, assistant professor of the Department of Music, is an award-winning American composer of instrumental, vocal, and electronic music whose works are widely performed and recorded by ensembles and soloists throughout the United States. On Sept. 7, David will premiere his new piece called "On Vitreous Forms."

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Erin Bode

In the News: Bode '03 on transferring, Alvarez '16 'Hot New Face,' Smith on literacy

August 30, 2019

Erin Bode '03 discussed the benefits and opportunities from her undergraduate transfer to Webster during a KTRS radio interview about her recording career. ... Cher Alvarez '16 was featured in the Chicago Tribune's "Hot New Faces: 10 new Chicago actors you should know." ... Julie Smith discussed media literacy during an interview on the parenting-focused podcast "Moxie Minutes with Gia."

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starfish boiii

Student Success Portal Updates and Reminders for Fall 2019

August 23, 2019

The Student Success Portal, powered by Starfish, is already contributing to student success and improving Webster administrative processes as we kick off the Fall semester. Updates for Fall 2019 include: attendance verification surveys, the flagging system and additions to the website resources. There will be future updates rolling out throughout fall semester and a variety of training options to get familiar with the system.

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Mobil

Faculty Mobility Opportunities, Apply by Oct. 15

August 23, 2019

Applications for the Leif J. Sverdrup Global Teaching Fellowship and proposals for the short-term faculty-led study abroad program for Fall 2020 are now being accepted. The deadline for both of these mobility opportunities is Oct. 15. Informational sessions will be held on WebEx for each.

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Jie Wang led high school students through a master class.

Chinese Dance Professor Leads Master Class

August 19, 2019

As part of the Confucius Institute at Webster University’s China Spotlight Series and the Webster Department of Dance’s Summer Intensive, the Confucius Institute and the Department of Dance jointly invited Jie Wang, associate professor from the Dance Education Department in the School of Arts and Communication at Beijing Normal University in China, to host a master class for high school students from across the country on Aug. 2. Her class showcased Tibetan folk dance.

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Applications are open through Sept. 16, for activities beginning June 1, 2019 through May 31, 2020.

Applications for 2019-20 Adjunct Faculty Development Fund

August 15, 2019

Applications for the 2019-20 Adjunct Faculty Development Fund are now open. Applications will be accepted through Sept. 16, 2019. Requests for funds should be for activities during the period beginning June 1, 2019 through May 31, 2020. The fund, which was established in Spring 2016 by the Office of the Provost, is designed to support eligible adjunct faculty for professional development, professional travel and research activities.

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Ece Tuncel

News Around Webster: Bhaila, Bode, Cosic, Smith, Tuncel

August 12, 2019

Ece Tuncel published an article in Group Decision and Negotiation and received a $10,000 (NTR)-Peterson Grant for her research on negotiations. ... Karuna Bhaila completed a summer internship at Janzabar with faculty advisor Marty Smith, made possible through a grant received by Webster. ... Erin Bode's latest recording, "Here and Now," is available for download and on CD. ... Zlatko Cosic's "Pizzicato" will screen at festivals in Switzerland this month.

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Erin Bode '03, who teaches lyric writing and song writing, is experimenting with new ways of reaching audiences.

Erin Bode '03 Charts New Path in Songwriting

August 05, 2019

Erin Bode (BA ’03), Saint Louis-based singer/songwriter, is having a busy 2019. Her latest album, Here and Now, is available for download and on compact disc. Bode has also released the album on vinyl, a first for her. Bode, who teaches lyric writing and song writing in the Department of Music’s Bachelor of Music in Composition (Songwriting) major, is also experimenting with new ways of reaching audiences in the fast-changing world of popular music and recordings.

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Matt Vogel

In the News: Pickart on music career, Vogel's Big Bird in KC, Smith on media literacy, Laburda on mental health

July 25, 2019

Matt Pickart was a recent subject of "20Q," a feature that introduces readers to people involved in the area’s arts and entertainment community in The Gazette. ... Conservatory of Theatre Arts alumnus Matt Vogel and his work on "Sesame Street" was the focus of a July 10 Kansas City Star feature story. ... Julie Smith was quoted in Education Dive about a study that exposed the difficulties in trying to teach media literacy in K-12 environments. ... Webster alumna and licensed mental health counselor Mary Beth Laburda was a featured columnist in USA Today’s “Florida Today” section.

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McGee

Webster Presence Strong at Union Avenue Opera Summer Season

July 23, 2019

The Department of Music is represented throughout the Union Avenue Opera (UAO) summer 2019 season, with current students, alumni and adjunct faculty on stage, working on staff, and performing in the orchestra. The season continues with two more performances of "La Bohème" on Aug. 2 and Aug. 3; and with the regional premiere of "Glory Denied" Aug. 16, 17, 23 and 24.

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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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