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Wauneen Rucker was profiled in the St. Louis American after being crowned Mrs. Missouri America 2020.

Alumni in the News: Mrs. Missouri, White House fellow, Laguna police chief, Hometown Hero

November 10, 2020

Several Webster University alumni were in the news for notable career achievements: Lindsey Gerheim was named a White House Fellow at the U.S. Department of Commerce. ... Wauneen Rucker was crowned Mrs. Missouri America 2020. ... Kalen McAllister was named a “Hometown Hero” by Schnuck’s for her work helping former prisoners find employment. ... Double alumnus Robert Thompson was named chief of the Laguna Beach Police Department.

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William Hall

In the News: Election coverage featuring Hall, Smith, Webster outreach

November 02, 2020

It's an election edition of Webster in the News: Professor of political science Bill Hall will be part of an election night discussion of civil rights policies, simulcast on KETC and NBC affiliate KSDK. The next morning he'll also be on Fox 2. Separately, Hall was interviewed by the Company Dime about the risks and benefits of CEO’s express personal political opinions. ... Julie Smith was quoted by Vox Media about why some people choose not to vote, and was interviewed by a public radio station and TV station about spotting disinformation during the election. ... Webster's voting support efforts were part of a St. Louis Magazine article about community efforts to increase voter engagement.

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Dance the Vote

In the News: Dance the Vote on CBS; Technology in Charleston; Suggs Scholar

October 29, 2020

The Dance the Vote initiative founded by alumna Joan Lipkin will be featured on CBS television tonight for the program "Every Vote Counts: A Celebration of Democracy." ... Webster Charleston faculty members were quoted in a feature in Mount Pleasant Magazine about how Webster's programs incorporate technology and adapt to virtual environments. ... Webster student Dashauna Mairidith was featured in the St. Louis American as a new Suggs Scholar.

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Chancellor Beth Stroble

In the News: Stroble on Suggs Scholars; Webster value in WalletHub; Cooper, Stephenson on pandemic

October 22, 2020

Chancellor Beth Stroble was interviewed live on KMOX and in the St. Louis American about Webster's Suggs Scholars. ... Mercedes Stephenson was interviewed by Red Latina on the pandemic's impact on the Latino community. ... Jameca Woody Cooper was quoted in USA Today about the fate of community policing during the pandemic. ... WalletHub ranked Webster University among the "top performing schools with the lowest possible cost for undergraduates" in Missouri.

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President Julian Z. Schuster

In the News: Schuster on pandemic learning; Hall on Rewire; South Carolina TCS; Beckstein

October 13, 2020

President Julian Schuster was quoted about safety prep, modifications and future plans as part of a Ladue News feature on learning during the pandemic. ... Bill Hall was quoted on the PBS program, "Rewire," about the nature of politicians' promises of major reform. ... Several news outlets covered the agreement to make it easier for students in the South Carolina Technical College System to transfer into programs at Webster. ... Webster Thailand's Amoneeta Beckstein wrote a guest column in Community Psychology about how Native Americans are coping during the pandemic.

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Basiyr Rodney

In the News: Rodney on education, Davis on Trump, Dance the Vote, Lewis

October 08, 2020

Basiyr Rodney was interviewed by St. Louis Public Radio about the impact of early childhood students who are not accessing school during the pandemic. ... Dorian Hunter Davis's journal article, "Beyond Fact-Checking: Lexical Patterns as Lie Detectors in Donald Trump’s Tweets," was cited in The Daily Beast. ... Dance the Vote event, led by alumna Joan Lipkin, was featured on HEC-TV. ... The German news site Android Kosmos had a brief biography on alumna Jenifer Lewis.

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Webster Votes supports efforts to engage students in democracy and make voting accessible.

In the News: WebsterVOTES, Woody Cooper, Kaiser, chess alumni

October 02, 2020

WebsterVOTES efforts were cited by a guest interview on CSPAN about efforts to make voting more accessible. ... Jameca Woody-Cooper was interviewed by the Danish Newspaper the Jyllands-Posten about the Black Lives Matter movement. ... Webster University alum and chess champion Le Quang Liem and his former Webster teammate Wesley So were mentioned in several news stories as they faced off in the Chess24 Banter Series Final. ... DJ Kaiser was quoted in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch weekend home feature.

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President Julian Z. Schuster

In the News: Schuster on leadership, student debt; Flewellen in Business Journal; Ghana lecture series

September 28, 2020

President Julian Z. Schuster was interviewed on the Vance Crowe Podcast about response to COVID-19, the value of higher education, and leadership strategy. ... An interview with Vincent C. Flewellen was part of the special edition of the St. Louis Business Journal honoring him and others named to the 2020 Diverse Business Leaders. ... Webster Ghana's upcoming public lecture and panel about the upcoming presidential elections was featured in Ghana's Citi Newsroom.

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Rothenbuhler

In the News: Rothenbuhler, Williams, Laue, Smith

September 25, 2020

A Higher Education Channel interview with Eric Rothenbuhler about the St. Louis Media History Foundation will air Sunday on Channel 11 at 9:30 a.m. ... An interview with Andrew Laue about virtual college fairs aired on CBS affiliate KMOV and several other stations across the Midwest. ... Gwyneth Williams discussed the legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg this morning on KMOX’s Hancock and Kelley show. ... Julie Smith was interviewed in a segment that aired on several news stations about fact-checking claims and misinformation spread on social media.

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Ralph Olliges spoke from his front yard about tips for guiding children through online learning.

In the News: Olliges on home learning; Buck on move-in; Hall on protests; Stiles on mental health

August 28, 2020

Ralph Olliges was featured on Fox 2 News and KPLR 11 giving tips to parents on how to guide children through remote learning during the pandemic. ... John Buck was interviewed during resident student move-in to detail the safety protocols Webster has put in place. ... In an interview airing on multiple Sinclair TV stations, Bill Hall was interviewed about protests in the United States. ... Debbie Stiles was interviewed by VOI Radio in London about children’s mental health and the reopening of schools amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Hall

In the News: Hall on Bush-Clay; Liberati on children in pandemic; Alum book; Rodak

August 13, 2020

A story quoting Bill Hall on a prominent Congressional primary appeared in more than 300 newspapers in the United States...Ryan Liberati was interviewed live on Fox2 about the effects of the pandemic on children. ... Webster Alumnus Willie (Mac) McDaniel was featured in several newspapers for his book chronicling his childhood in 1950s Selma, Alabama. ... Dawn Rodak, campus director for Webster's Melbourne Metropolitan location, wrote an article in Space Coast Business.

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Christina

In the News: Hall on attorney race; Curtis on cyber scams; Rodney on school; Stewart, Bowers profiles

August 02, 2020

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch profiled Christina "Steenz" Stewart as a trailblazer. ... Bill Hall was quoted in a widely circulated Associated Press article about the high-profile St. Louis Circuit Attorney election. ... James Curtis was interviewed on the Missouri Business Alert podcast. ... Basiyr Rodney was interviewed on Fox 2 about the challenges schools face this fall in the pandemic. ... The late music professor emerita Kathryn Smith Bowers was featured in the Post-Dispatch.

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Webster University Ghana

In the News: Ghana, Cooper, Roberts, Smith

July 22, 2020

A National Catholic Reporter column cited Webster University as a higher education leader for its campus in Accra, Ghana. ... Joe Roberts was quoted by Wallet Hub to explain the difference among credit card offers. ... Julie Smith was quoted in Greencamp magazine about the difference between misinformation and disinformation on social media. ... Jameca Woody Cooper was interviewed by Med Circle about the importance of finding a therapist who is culturally inclusive.

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Woody Cooper

In the News: Cooper on police, Rodney on school openings, Kracen on Kennard

July 09, 2020

Jameca Woody Cooper was quoted in Salon on why many police departments target ethnic minority communities. ... Basiyr Rodney was interviewed by KSDK about the plans to reopen K-12 schools in the St. Louis region. ... Amanda Kracen co-authored a St. Louis American editorial calling for Kennard Classic Junior Academy to be renamed.

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Balazs Szanto

In the News: MacNeill on inequality, Szanto on Vietnam, alumni in news

July 06, 2020

Allan MacNeill was quoted extensively by CNBC regarding racial wealth inequalities and how they perpetuate social injustice. ... Balaz Szanto was quoted by DAP News about the ASEAN member conference and how Vietnam is positioning itself in border disputes. ... Alumnus Ken Lorentzen co-wrote an article for the U.S. Army website about artificial intelligence and data strategy in the Army. ... Webster University was mentioned in Rolling Stone Magazine in a profile on John Zorn, who studied music at Webster before beginning his legendary composing career.

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