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The judges assess the Webster University float in the July 4, 2018 Community Days Parade.

Webster University Receives 'Outstanding' Award in July 4 Parade

July 11, 2018

Webster University's float in the annual Webster Groves Community Days July 4 parade received the "Outstanding" award in the category of Best Theme. Global Marketing and Communications, Community Engagement and Facilities Operations collaborated on the University's representation in this major community event, including constructing a float and organizing staff, alumni, student and family member volunteers to represent Webster during the parade, which drew an estimated 40,000 spectators.

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Dean Cummings on NBC affiliate KSDK television.

In the News: Cummings on jobs, Smith on media, Cross on police, Folds of Honor alum

May 25, 2018

Two students were featured with Dean Simone Cummings in a TV segment on what graduates should be doing to find a job. ... New photography graduate Beatrice Gibson is featured as a Schnucks Folds of Honor scholarship recipient. ... Julie Smith was featured by Experts Finder for her ability to translate her expertise on media literacy and social media to reporters. ... Remy Cross was quoted in a story in the Webster-Kirkwood Times about police advisory boards.

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Julie Smith

In the News: Frazier, Smith, Roberts, Browning Hall

April 26, 2018

Paul Frazier was interviewed on Fox News and in the New York Post about cyber security relating to a hacking claimed by an MSNBC personality. ... Julie Smith was on KMOX discussing social media usage and depression. ... Joe Roberts was quoted in WalletHub about best practices for handling credit cards for businesses. ... The innovation award for Browning Hall was featured in PHCP Pros magazine.

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A panel of leaders discussed the arts' impact on St. Louis culture and business.

In the News: Impact of Webster Conservatory, Arts in St. Louis

April 13, 2018

An experts roundtable hosted at Webster University is featured in the St. Louis Business Journal, with arts leaders from across the region discussing the impact of the arts. ... A guest commentary by Tony Award winner Terry Schnuck highlighted how "arts are good for business," noting the many Webster alumni who've made their mark. ... The cover of the Ladue News this week features the Conservatory 50th anniversary with quotes from Dottie Englis. ... President Stroble is interviewed in the Post-Dispatch's "Advancing St. Louis" series.

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Martha Smith appeared on KTRS radio to discuss the annual High School Programming Challenge.

In the News: Smith on coding competition; Stroble in Gazelle; Burke's visit

April 06, 2018

Martha Smith was interviewed on KTRS 550 AM to discuss the annual High School Programming Challenge, as well as the need to teach more children and females how to do computer programming. ... President Beth Stroble was profiled in Gazelle magazine with thoughts on leadership and adapting to change. ... MeToo movement leader Tarana Burke was profiled in St. Louis American upon her visit to Webster last month.

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Mahfood discusses conditions for school teachers on KMOV.

In the News: Mahfood on teachers; Barrett on MLK; Schubert on world affairs; Media Academy

April 04, 2018

Education professor Stephanie Mahfood and two Webster students were interviewed in KMOV's coverage of teacher strikes across the U.S. ... St. Louis Public Radio featured Sonja Perryman, keynote at this year's School of Communications Media Academy. ... Photography professor Bill Barrett discussed a famous photo as part of KSDK coverage of the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination. ... Vienna international relations professor Samuel Schubert was interviewed by Kurier.at on current world affairs.

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President Stroble

In the News: Stroble on Webster innovation; Algieri on Macron; Tuminas on media programs

March 29, 2018

The CIC released a report quoting President Beth Stroble and lauding Webster for its innovations in online learning across campuses and evolving multimedia programs. ... ACE quoted Stroble in an article about students' views of free speech. ... Vienna's Franco Algieri was interviewed on Austrian radio about French president Emmanuel Macron. ... Leiden's Daria Tuminas was profiled in IamExPat to discuss Webster media communications programs.

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Provost Schuster on set at Channel Nine

In the News: Schuster on economy, Batora on Slovakia, Smith on social media, Cybersecurity ranking

March 23, 2018

Provost Julian Schuster's appearance Monday on ninePBS's "Living St. Louis" about the regional job market is now online. ... Vienna professor Jozef Bátora was interviewed on Austrian TV during protests in Bratislava. ... Webster's recognition as a top cybersecurity program was featured in the St. Louis Business Journal. ... Julie Smith was quoted in USA Today on social media's role in spreading a white supremacist fabrication into news media. She also appears on Radio 63119 today at 1 p.m. to discuss the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica data privacy story.

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This season is the Conservatory's 50th anniversary, with a special celebration weekend planned for April 20-22.

Webster Wins Industry Awards for Conservatory, Browning Hall Promotions

March 15, 2018

The Global Marketing and Communications unit has earned Webster University five more industry awards for advertisement, print production and video work that promoted two major initiatives in 2017-18. The Collegiate Advertising Awards and Service Industry Advertising Awards announced over the past month recognize creative work for this year's Conservatory of Theatre Arts 50th anniversary and last fall's dedication and academic symposium for the opening of Browning Hall.

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President Stroble discussed the upcoming conference on Fox 2.

In the News: Diversity and Inclusion, English-language learners, #NeverAgain

February 27, 2018

President Beth Stroble appeared on Fox 2 This Morning to discuss this week's Diversity and Inclusion conference. She discussed keynote speaker Donald Suggs and the topic of unconscious bias. ... Nicole Roach also discussed those topics on "St. Louis on the Air" on St. Louis Public Radio. ... DJ Kaiser was also on that NPR affiliate to discuss the growth of English-language learners in the suburbs. ... Remy Cross was credited for his work on a New York Times video about youth leading recent protest movements.

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Tarana Burke, founder of the Me Too movement, speaks at Webster University on Feb. 19, 2018.

In the News: Burke's visit, and Ibroscheva, Cummings and Thomas on MeToo

February 23, 2018

The visit by #MeToo founder Tarana Burke to the Webster Groves campus this week generated coverage on television, radio and print media. School of Communications Associate Dean Elza Ibroscheva, Webster psychology major Baleisha Thomas and Colette Cummings, associate dean of students, also appeared on the Fox 2/Channel 11 program “The Pulse of St. Louis” to discuss Burke’s lecture and what the #MeToo movement means for universities as a whole.

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Webster faculty in the news

In the News: Page, Woolf on school shootings; Ibroscheva on #metoo; Reddy on 'smart' gyms

February 19, 2018

Webster's Florida State counseling program director Kristin Page was interviewed by multiple local news outlets about how to respond to tragedies like last week's school shooting in Parkland, Florida. ... Linda Woolf's article on the topic was one of Psychology Today's "Essential Reads" on Thursday. ... Exercise Science director Dave Reddy was in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on the evolution of "smart" gyms. ... Elza Ibroscheva was quoted in Footwear News article about how the #MeToo movement challenges the marketing industry to diverge from "sex sells" policies.

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Mieko Hironaka-Bergt

In the News: Pollak, Cross, Werfelmann, Hironaka-Bergt, Bushey

November 14, 2017

Music faculty David Werfelmann and Mieko Hironaka-Bergt will be interviewed Wednesday on 107.3 FM about their Nov. 21 concert. ... Vienna director Johannes Pollak was on Austrian radio FM4 about Brexit's prospects. ... Criminology professor Remy Cross was interviewed about the investigation of police action during the Charlottesville “Unite the Right” rally. ... Art and psychology major Amanda Bushey was featured in the Belleville News Democrat for her art therapy work with veterans dealing with PTSD.

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President Beth Stroble

President Stroble Featured in KMOX Profiles Series

November 13, 2017

Webster University President Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble was featured in KMOX 1120 AM radio's KMOX Profiles series with Carol Daniel. The wide-ranging and personal interview goes back to childhood influence from teachers, the inspiration she has experienced throughout her career, the importance of mentoring others, the reasons Webster's mission attracted her to the University.

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