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Homecoming Weekend is Sept. 28-29

Changes to Homecoming: Reunion and Spirit Weekend

April 25, 2018

The Office of Advancement and Student Affairs Office are pleased to announce a new plan for Webster University’s traditional Homecoming Weekend, which takes place each fall at the main campus in Webster Groves. On Sept. 28-29, 2018, the Office of Advancement will host Reunion Weekend for alumni and friends, including special events for the 50th Reunion Honor Class and private class gatherings for alumni celebrating 5-, 10-, or 25-year reunions. Separately, the first annual Spirit Weekend for students and families will be held Feb. 8-9, 2019.

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Webster University Dance Residency students taught worked with students at Webster Groves High School.

Dance Residency Students Work in School District with Donor Support

April 25, 2018

The Webster University Dance Residency annually places students as mentors in mini-residency at local high schools, with support from private donors. This year they worked with Webster Groves High School and its Theatre Program, integrating dance into the curriculum. One Dance Fellow pursuing a degree in special education at Webster was able to add to the special needs aspect of the 2018 residency.

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The Webster panelists and moderator for

Webster Ghana: #MeToo from an African Perspective

April 24, 2018

The discourse and global outcry against gender discrimination and abuse, culminating in the #MeToo movement, was brought front and center at the ninth public lecture held at Webster Ghana on the theme: "Breaking the Silence: An African Perspective on #MeToo." It was a groundbreaking forum for such a public setting, with many from the surrounding community coming to campus to hear a panel of three Webster lecturers and a prominent psychologist sharing their experiences and engaging the audience in debate.

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Congrats to the winners of the Spring 2018 Gorlok Greats Awards

Gorlok Greats Award Winners Recognized for Spring 2018

April 24, 2018

Through the Gorlok Greats Program, the Webster Staff Alliance recognizes outstanding staff members whose achievements relate to Webster University strategies and support the University's values and mission. Congratulations to the Spring 2018 winners: Theresa Altmann, Sheila Anglin Jordan, Ed Chisholm, Holly Hubenschmidt, Engy Kassem and Shelley Krahl, and to all the nominees!

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Basiyr Rodney intends to build more partnerships and attract more diverse students to teaching.

Rodney to Chair Department of Teacher Education

April 24, 2018

Basiyr Rodney, associate professor in Educational Technology, has been elected incoming chair for the Department of Teacher Education in the School of Education. Among his goals for the department of Teacher Education are the continued strengthening of current programs by further integrating new learning modalities such as mobile and interactive learning. He also intends to increase equity initiatives to attract more first generation students into teaching.

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The institute at Webster University is sponsored by the Holocaust Museum and Learning Center in St. Louis.

Webster Hosts Summer Institute on Holocaust for Teachers

April 23, 2018

A Summer Institute on the Holocaust for high school and middle school teachers will be held June 17-20, 2018, at Webster University. The Institute is sponsored by the Holocaust Museum and Learning Center in St. Louis and will feature Holocaust scholars from Webster University and Washington University, as well as master teachers from Missouri and Illinois. It is designed for educators and advanced students from a variety of disciplines interested in teaching the Holocaust. In-service graduate credit is available.

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WATTS scholars toured Cofactor Genomics as part of the Career Development Tour.

WATTS Scholars Meet Scientists, Visit Cofactor Genomics

April 20, 2018

Winning Approaches for Talented Transfers in STEM (WATTS) Scholarship recipients met with scientists and heard career advice as part of a Career Development Tour coordinated by the Career Planning and Development Center. Accompanied by Mary Preuss, associate professor and chair of Biological Sciences, Julie McHugh, program director, and Trezette Dixon, assistant director, Employer Relations, the students heard about a variety of science career paths while visiting with Doisy College of Health Sciences and touring Cofactor Genomics.

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Catch scenes performed by Webster students, directed by Jacob Lassetter.

Opera Studio Presents Spring Scenes April 20-21

April 19, 2018

Webster University Opera Studio presents spring scenes performed by Webster students, directed by Jacob Lassetter, with Sandra Geary on piano. "A Family Affair" features scenes from Little Women, Eugene Onegin, Hansel and Gretel, Die Fledermaus and more. Admission is free in the Community Music School Friday and Saturday, April 20-21.

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Professor John Nomikos welcomed defense attachés from nine states during the lecture series at Webster Athens.

What's a Defense Attaché? Webster Athens Students Learn from the Experts

April 19, 2018

What does a defense attaché do, anyway? Webster students from four continents at the Athens campus heard from those who do the job, in a lecture series led by assistant professor John Nomikos and featuring defense attachés from France, Germany, Poland, Israel, Italy, Romania, Russia, Serbia and the United States. These international representatives touched on national security issues and presented in unique styles reflecting the diversity of how each gathered, analyzed and disseminated information in their roles.

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Adjunct faculty members Julie Clark and Michael Whitmer won Advisor of the Year awards.

Communications Students, Faculty Honored at National Advertising Competition

April 19, 2018

Students in the Advertising Campaign Production class won third place at the annual National Student Advertising Competition held by the American Advertising Federation. Their mentors, School of Communications adjunct faculty members Julie Clark and Michael Whitmer, won Advisor of the Year. The students collaborated in roles that would be needed to create and operate a small advertising agency, such as account management, account planning, and creative. All are welcome to see them present at the Friends & Family NSAC presentation May 2 in Browning Hall Auditorium.

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Congratulations to Freshman Writing Award Winner Cheyenne Davis and Honorable Mention Anna Rickard

Davis Wins Freshman Writing Award

April 18, 2018

Students, faculty, staff, and the administration celebrated outstanding student writers at the Freshman Writing Award ceremony and luncheon. The first-place winner was freshman Cheyenne Davis for her essay, “Webster Groves: A Community of Gardeners." Anna Rickard received honorable mention for her essay “Recovery and Resistance: An Analysis of Survivors’ Role in Remastering Trauma.” This year winners were awarded educational grants to be used for textbooks or any academic expense of their choice.

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Running April 18-22 in the Browning Mainstage Theatre. Call 314-968-7128 for tickets.

Webster Conservatory Presents Whimsical Love Story 'Brigadoon,' April 18-22

April 18, 2018

The Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University presents the whimsical love story "Brigadoon," where two New Yorkers find themselves lost on vacation in the Scottish Highlands. "Brigadoon" will run from April 18-22 and is one of several events celebrating the Conservatory's 50th Anniversary Season.

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The ensemble performs on Sunday, April 29

Dance Ensemble 2018 Features Flamenco, Contemporary, Ballet

April 18, 2018

The Webster University Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts Department of Dance presents the Webster University Dance Ensemble 2018 (WUDE), under the artistic direction of Beckah Reed. With choreography from international artist Cleo Parker Robinson, alumna Eve Mason and faculty emeritus Gary Hubler, come experience the beauty and uplifting attributes of dance, its rhythms, power of community and also explore some of the challenges of humanity in 2018.

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Journal staffers celebrate their Mark of Excellence Awards. Photo courtesy of Haley Walter, who won for General News Reporting.

Webster Students Win Journalism Excellence Awards

April 17, 2018

Five staff members of The Journal, Webster University's student newspaper, won Mark of Excellence Awards at the Region 7 Conference of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ). The students won first-place awards in general news reporting, in-depth reporting, and featuring writing, while one was also a finalist for a second article in the feature writing category. Their award-winning work covered current issues in St. Louis and campus life events.

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