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Tim Noelker '73 was appointed by the White House to the national volunteer service agency.

Webster Alumnus Appointed General Counsel to Corporation for National and Community Service

May 22, 2017

St. Louis senior counsel Tim Noelker '73 has devoted countless volunteer hours advancing the work of nonprofits and charitable organizations. But when he leaves Thompson Coburn this summer for a high-profile new position, volunteering will become his work. He has been appointed by The White House to serve as General Counsel for the Corporation for National & Community Service (CNCS) in Washington, D.C., effective July 5, 2017.

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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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News around Webster

News Around Webster: Armbruster, Cosic, Mossotti, Roberts

March 21, 2017

Karla Armbruster will present at Rhodes and Stellenbosch universities in South Africa, Joe Roberts received the Visionary Leader Award, Zlatko Cosic's film will screen in the U.K., and Travis Mossotti presented at TEDx Gateway Arch.

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Gina Jensen was honored for longtime service to the nation's oldest and largest forensic honor society.

Jensen wins service award; Braig launches jazz improv resource; Jackson Taffa in Sunday Rumpus

November 15, 2016

Forensics director and adjunct faculty member Gina Jensen received the John Shields Service Award from Pi Kappa Delta, the nation's oldest forensic honor society. Music faculty member and alumnus Christopher Braig has launched jazzbraintraining.com, a resource for teaching jazz improvisation. English faculty member Deborah Jackson Taffa's essay "This American Paradise" was published in the Sunday Rumpus.

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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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National Endowment for the Humanities

Hwang and Navia Awarded National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships

April 15, 2016

Sheila Hwang, Department of English, and Silvia Navia, Department of International Languages and Cultures, have been awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities. They will be two of 16 U.S. humanities scholars at the summer seminar, "Mapping, Text, and Travel” where they will advance their on-going research.

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Around Webster: Woolf on Psychology of Hate, Hwang on Jane Austen, Guterman-Finlayson Play

March 21, 2016

Linda Woolf will give the Distinguished Scholar lecture at the University of Southern Indiana, "The Psychology of Hate: From Intolerance to Terror," on March 21, Sheila Hwang is the Kirkwood Library's guest speaker for "Literary Feasts, from Jane Austen's Day to the Present" on April 20, and Gad Guterman and Doug Finlayson will have a selection of their play read at the National Conference of the Association for Jewish Theatre showcase April 2-6.

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Faculty member Barry Hufker and students Beth Augustin and Kayla Rogers represented the audio production program at Hazelwood's 2016 STEM Fair.

Around Webster: Hwang on 1700s England, Austen; Barrett's 'Camera Obscura'; Corrigan on climate; Hufker audio production

March 09, 2016

Sheila Hwang presented in Oklahoma on her Faculty Research Grant about 18th-century England and will present Sunday, March 13, to the Jane Austen Society; Bill Barrett presented in Texas on his "camera obscura" research; Don Corrigan presented on climate change and weather; and Barry Hufker brought two students to represent the audio production program at the 2016 STEM Fair.

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