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News Around Webster: Saisanan at NVivo Virtual Conference, Stiles Member of RMHRN, Advisors Presents at Annual NACADA, Playwriting Faculty Upcoming Works

October 14, 2020

Yupa Saisanan presented her paper at the NVivo Virtual Conference 2020. … Debbie Stiles is on the Steering Committee of the Refugee Mental Health Resource Network. … Kyle McCool and Jordan Wienke were selected to present at the annual NACADA, the Global Community for Academic Advising. … Calamity West has been commissioned to write a new play, "PANGEA," for the Jackalope Theatre Company in Chicago. … Taylor Gruenloh was selected by Stowe Story Labs to work on a screenplay.

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Calamity West

Alumna, Faculty Member Calamity West's Screenplay Places First in Midwest Film Festival

September 03, 2020

Alumna and adjunct faculty member Calamity West won the Judge's Choice Prize at the Midwest Film Festival on Aug. 26 for her work in the short film Cool for Five Seconds. West wrote the screenplay for the film. West earned a BA in dramatic writing from Webster University in 2004, and has taught playwriting in Webster's English Department since 2017.

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Jane Ellen Ibur was honored with the Loretto Award and was part of the

Jane Ellen Ibur '73 Selected as Poet Laureate of St. Louis

October 30, 2018

Webster University alumna Jane Ellen Ibur '73 has been selected to become poet laureate of St. Louis, to begin during National Poetry Month in April 2019. The 2013 recipient of the Alumni Association's Loretto Award, Ibur is a poet, creative writer and teacher. She has brought the joys of literature to homeless shelters, prisons, museums, arts centers. "I teach all ages from birth to death, and I treat everybody exactly the same: My job is to give them their voice.”

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Deborah Taffa

News Around Webster: Cosic, Kunz, Robinson, Taffa

May 21, 2018

Deborah Taffa was chosen Desert Writers Award recipient by the Ellen Meloy Fund for Desert Writers. ... Sandra Kunz was appointed to the Oklahoma Commission by the governor and confirmed by the Senate. ... Marva Robinson was nominated regional representative for the national board of directors of The Association of Black Psychologists. ... Zlatko Cosic had films screened at multiple festivals in Italy and the U.K. this month.

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From Cosic's

Around Webster: Erickson play opens; Rockwell in Peru; McElwee, Cosic screenings

May 17, 2017

Michael Erickson's "Honor Student" opens this weekend, directed by alumnus Taylor Gruenloh. ... Van McElwee's "Objects In A Landscape" was screened at the National Gallery of Art this month, while "Flag And Its Shadow" opened in Los Angeles. ... Several Zlatko Cosic films are screening this month in St. Louis and in June at the OtherMovie Lugano Film Festival in Switzerland. ... Rick Rockwell gave two presentations at the Latin American Studies Association conference in Lima, Peru.

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Erickson's 'Honor Student' was selected for the NEXT ACT! summit in New York.

Erickson in Residence as Plays Selected for October Festivals

October 14, 2016

Michael Erickson, professor and playwright in the English Department of the College of Arts & Scienes, will be in residence in Ashland, Oregon, after his play, "Oberon Springs," won the Ashland New Plays Festival contest. Another Erickson full-length play, "Honor Student," was selected for the Capital Repertory Theatre's four-day "NEXT ACT!" New Play Summit in New York. His one-act "Caveman's Rock" took second place in a science playwriting competition at Stony Brook SUNY.

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