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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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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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Katy Sullivan

In the News: Katy Sullivan live; Miller, Rosenblum Op-Ed

May 10, 2019

Webster alumna and Commencement speaker Katy Sullivan was interviewed live by both FOX 2 and CBS affiliate KMOV Thursday morning. The interviews can be watched online. ... History professors Warren Rosenblum and Steven Miller had an Op/Ed published in Thursday's St. Louis Post-Dispatch looking at roots of anti-immigration 100 years ago.

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Spring 2019 Grade Due Dates and Guidance on Incomplete Grades

May 08, 2019

Incompletes are tricky business. Since all undergraduate course grades are due by May 17 and all graduate Spring II course grades are due by May 24, 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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Matthew West

In the News: Kodikara, Houk, Student Leadership Awards

May 07, 2019

Ravin Kodikara was interviewed on CBS affiliate KMOV's coverage of a local vigil he organized for the victims in the recent Sri Lanka church attacks. ... Carrie Houk was quoted in St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Ladue News coverage of the annual Tennessee William’s Festival in St. Louis she leads. ... Cape Cod Today ran an article on the Webster University Student Leadership Awards, highlighting Matthew West, who hails from nearby Orleans, Massachusetts.

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Hunt Gallery

Hunt Gallery Presents 'Anamnesis: Brad Loudenback' May 10

May 02, 2019

The Department of Art, Design, and Art History is pleased to announce a Hunt Gallery exhibition honoring the work of Professor Brad Loudenback, who passed away last year. "Anamnesis: Brad Loudenback" will open at the Hunt Gallery in the Visual Arts Studio building on Friday, May 10. The opening reception will be from 6-8 p.m., with remarks at 6:45 p.m.

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Chorus

Two Webster Choral Ensembles Hold Final Performances of 2018-19 May 4-5

May 02, 2019

Two of Webster’s choral ensembles will perform for the final time of the 2018-19 school year over the weekend of May 4-5. Both performances are free to attend. The Chamber Singers will perform Saturday, May 4 at 3 p.m. at the Siteman Cancer Center. Aurelia, Webster’s other choral ensemble, will perform Sunday, May 5 at 7 p.m. in the Edward Jones Commons of the East Academic Building.

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Collaboratory

Registration for 2019 Global Citizenship Collaboratory Now Open

April 30, 2019

Registration for the ninth annual Global Citizenship Collaboratory on May 21-22 is now open. Faculty, students and academic partners are invited to visit the Collaboratory website and to register now. The annual Collaboratory provides a space for the Webster community to share research, collaborate across disciplines, strengthen assessment practices, and explore new directions related to teaching and learning.

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Englis and Sargent: Favorite theatre designers in St. Louis.

In the News: Sargent, Englis favorite designers; fastest theatre production; Hill on air

April 30, 2019

Peter Sargent and Dottie Marshall Englis were named the region's favorite lighting and costume designers, respectively, in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's annual "The Go! List of Arts." ... The students attempting to break the world record for "fastest theatre production" were featured on local NBC and CBS affiliates. ... Stuart Chapman Hill was on St. Louis On The Air discussing inclusivity and CHARIS: The St. Louis Women's Choir he directs.

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Keith Welsh

News Around Webster: Welsh, Hill, Guterman, Glaveanu

April 29, 2019

Keith Welsh presented "Karma or Anti-Karma: Teaching Thai Culture using Chart Korbjitti's 'The Judgment' at ASIANetwork conference. … Stuart Hill led two CHARIS Women’s Chorus concerts. … Gad Guterman presented at the 2019 Popular Culture Association’s national conference. … Vlad Glaveanu co-authored four chapters in the second edition of the Cambridge Handbook of Creativity.

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Tom Lange of Union Pacific

In the News: Balogun on Sudan; faculty at the border; Rothenbuhler, Lange on Bush train; Portnoy and Martin

April 26, 2019

Emmanuel Balogun published an editorial in the Washington Post analyzing African Union response to Sudan. ... Anne Geraghty-Rathert, Mary Ann Drake and Silvia Navia were interviewed on St. Louis Public Radio about assisting with health and legal services at the Mexico-U.S. border. ... Kim Portnoy and Jim Martin were interviewed on 107.3 RAF about Portnoy's latest CD, which Martin produced, and their teaching. ... Eric Rothenbuhler and alumnus Tom Lange were interviewed on Fox 2 about the Bush Funeral Train.

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Hill

Hill Leads Two CHARIS Women's Chorus Concerts April 26-27

April 25, 2019

Stuart Hill, director of Music Education in the Department of Music, will lead CHARIS, the St. Louis women’s chorus, in two weekend concerts April 26-27 at the Missouri History Museum. "In many ways I see it as a critical counterpart to my work here at Webster," said Hill. "CHARIS stands as a powerful example of what mission-oriented community music making is all about...to make art and enjoy fellowship with each other, but also to sing repertoire and to engage in actions that uplift and support women and the LGBTQ community."

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Peter Sargent

Retirement Celebration for Peter Sargent May 9

April 25, 2019

The Webster University community is invited to attend a retirement celebration for Peter Sargent. He is retiring as Dean of the Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts at the end of May 2019 after almost 53 years of service to Webster University. Please join us on Thursday, May 9, 2019 from 3-5 p.m. in the Thompson House patio area to celebrate. Please RSVP to provostevents@webster.edu.

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Scholarship dinner

Annual Scholarship Dinner Connects Donors, Students

April 25, 2019

Nearly 300 Webster University donors and scholarship recipients joined President Stroble and Provost Schuster for the 2019 Scholarship Dinner on April 4 in Grant Gym. This annual event brings together the recipients of Webster University scholarships, with their generous donors, to celebrate and connect. A tribute to Marilyn and Sam Fox’s years of generous support of Webster University was the highlight of the evening.

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