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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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In the News

In the News: Miller-Struttmann's bees, Cross on Minneapolis, Rumenjak on IR, MBAs in Egypt

July 24, 2017

Nicole Miller-Struttmann's research on tracking bees received additional coverage from the Associated Press and St. Louis Post-Dispatch. ... Remy Cross was quoted in AP stories about the Minneapolis Police Department after a fatal shooting of a woman who had called 911 ... Webster Leiden lecturer Nives Rumenjak was consulted for an IAmExpat profile about the international relations program. ... Seven Webster MBA grads were among 52 welcomed home through a joint U.S.-Egypt program for women scholars.

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Using microphones and computer algorithms to rapidly identify and quantify bee activity could reduce the tracking costs for farmers and conservationists.

Science Professor's Bee-Tracking Research in the News

June 12, 2017

The recently published study on bee tracking co-authored by Nicole Miller-Struttman is making news across the nation, with coverage in public radio and science-focused outlets. With declines in pollinating species of bees concerning scientists, environmentalists and farmers, Miller-Struttman's research using microphones and computers to track bees provides a safer, less time-consuming and less expensive way to track and quantify bee flight activity.

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Webster in the news

In the News: Polgar Israel feature; Solomon on media mergers; Hall on Comey; van Marissing on leadership

May 12, 2017

Susan Polgar was profiled in the Times of Israel feature, "The female chess grandmaster who checked male privilege," Eileen Solomon was quoted in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Sinclair's proposed purchase of Tribune Media, William Hall was quoted on Jeff Sessions' role in James Comey's firing, and Jean Paul van Marissing was interviewed for thoughts on leadership in the Dutch magazine, Hello Zuidas.

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