News Articles

Julie Smith discussed how parents can coach their children on safe social media habits.

In the News: Parenting social media, student mobility, chess grandmaster

September 11, 2019

Julie Smith discussed tips for parents guiding children on safe social media during a feature on NBC affiliate KSDK, filmed in Webster's Sverdrup Complex. ... President Beth Stroble is mentioned in a University World News, "Urgent action needed to sustain global student mobility." ... Incoming student and chess team grandmaster Aleksandr Lenderman was profiled in World Magazine.

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Erin Bode

In the News: Bode '03 on transferring, Alvarez '16 'Hot New Face,' Smith on literacy

August 30, 2019

Erin Bode '03 discussed the benefits and opportunities from her undergraduate transfer to Webster during a KTRS radio interview about her recording career. ... Cher Alvarez '16 was featured in the Chicago Tribune's "Hot New Faces: 10 new Chicago actors you should know." ... Julie Smith discussed media literacy during an interview on the parenting-focused podcast "Moxie Minutes with Gia."

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Joy Leopold

In the News: Student move-in, Craft's 'Diagnosis,' Leopold, Butz '90

August 23, 2019

School of Communications student Tanner Craft was interviewed on "St. Louis On The Air" about his film, "Diagnosis," his studies and autism. ... Joy Leopold was quoted in a Politifact story about how political candidates are referencing the 2014 death of Michael Brown. ... Coverage of move-in day for Webster students appeared on KMOV and Fox2 television. ... Alumnus Norbert Leo Butz was profiled in Bustle as the critically acclaimed "Fosse/Verdon" airs on BBC.

tags: academics, alumni, employee news, faculty, home page, global marketing and communications, new student orientation, in the news, school of communications, webster life, webster today

Julie Smith

In the News: Chess champ, Smith on media literacy, Film Series opens

August 14, 2019

Graduate student and alumnus Illya Nyzhnyk won the U.S. Open chess championship, drawing coverage in the Washington Times and a comparison to Bobby Fischer. ... Julie Smith was interviewed by South Korean radio about media literacy, and quoted in Education Dive on a similar topic. ... We Are Movie Geeks featured the opening of the 2019-20 Webster University Film Series with this weekend’s “Paris Is Burning.”

tags: academics, alumni, employee news, chess, media literacy, global marketing and communications, students, in the news, film series, home page, in the news, school of communications, webster today

Webster's Global Citizenship Program learning outcomes are embedded across the curriculum.

In the News: Global Citizenship Program spotlight; Link on careers

August 05, 2019

The AACU ran a top-story feature on Webster's Global Citizenship Program, speaking about its design and impact with Webster faculty and one alum who "feels like a totally different person" after completing GCP courses. ... John Link, director of Webster's Career Planning and Development Center, was interviewed live on 690 AM KSTL to discuss students' career development assistance after graduation, including Webster’s individual services.

tags: academics, faculty, home page, alumni, in the news, global citizenship program, career planning and development center, global marketing and communications, webster today

Matt Vogel

In the News: Pickart on music career, Vogel's Big Bird in KC, Smith on media literacy, Laburda on mental health

July 25, 2019

Matt Pickart was a recent subject of "20Q," a feature that introduces readers to people involved in the area’s arts and entertainment community in The Gazette. ... Conservatory of Theatre Arts alumnus Matt Vogel and his work on "Sesame Street" was the focus of a July 10 Kansas City Star feature story. ... Julie Smith was quoted in Education Dive about a study that exposed the difficulties in trying to teach media literacy in K-12 environments. ... Webster alumna and licensed mental health counselor Mary Beth Laburda was a featured columnist in USA Today’s “Florida Today” section.

tags: academics, alumni, college of arts and sciences, employee news, faculty, global, home page, in the news, school of communications, college of fine arts, department of music, conservatory of theatre arts, counseling, webster today

Webster alumni were featured as 30 Under 30 honorees in the July 12 edition of the St. Louis Business Journal.

Webster MBA Alumni in Business Journal's 2019 '30 Under 30'

July 17, 2019

Two Webster University alumni were among the honorees this month in the St. Louis Business Journal's 2019 30 Under 30 Awards. Malcolm Crawford and Nesmira Muratovic, graduates of Webster's MBA program, were highlighted as "the next generation of metro-area movers and shakers who are going places." They were honored at a July 11 cocktail reception and featured in the July 12 print edition of the Business Journal on pages 41 and 46.

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Liam Le Quang

In the News: Miller-Struttmann on pesticides, Flewellen on diversity, Mink on film, chess alumnus, Conservatory student

July 03, 2019

Nicole Miller-Struttmann discussed the effect of pesticides on pollinators on Fox2 after the City of Glendale announced it would stop weekly fogging for mosquitoes. ... Vincent C. Flewellen and Patrick Giblin were quoted in an "Insight into Diversity" article on "Witnessing Whiteness." ... Webster alumnus and former chess team member Liam Le Quang was in Vietnamnet news after winning the Summer Chess Classic. ... School of Communications faculty member Eric Mink will lead a post-film discussions during the “Silver Screen” film festival. ... Conservatory student Nate Walczyk was mentioned in the River Cities Reader for summer work at a live performance lighting company.

tags: employee news, faculty, alumni, chess, biological sciences, diversity and inclusion, global marketing and communications, college of arts and sciences, school of communications, college of fine arts, global marketing and communications, in the news, webster life, webster today

Vlad Glaveanu

In the News: Miller-Struttmann on bee die-off, Lange on soccer, Glaveanu on Creativity Week

June 24, 2019

Nicole Miller-Struttmann was quoted in a Farm Press story on a major bee hive die-off this winter. ... Vlad Glaveanu was interviewed on World Radio Switzerland about Creativity Week at Webster Geneva. ... Dave Lange was interviewed for an article about soccer’s history in St. Louis.

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Joshua Tyler '18

In the News: Hatton on social media, Ankomah-Graham on feminism in Ghana, Tyler '18 to L.A.

June 17, 2019

Geneva's Lionel Fatton was quoted in an Associated Press article about the problem with fake profiles on social media. ... Alumnus Joshua Tyler, a former Donald M. Suggs Scholar, was featured in the St. Louis American as he heads to the American Film Institute. ... Ghana's Kobby Ankomah-Graham was quoted in a news article about a popular feminist blog in Ghana.

tags: alumni, employee news, faculty, global, webster life, global marketing and communications, in the news, geneva, ghana, webster today

Bruce Umbaugh

In the News: Cross, Donovan '95, Smith, Stroble, Umbaugh

June 10, 2019

President Beth Stroble was interviewed on Radio 63119 about Webster's diversity and inclusion efforts. ... Remy Cross was on KMOX discussing study that found thousands of racist posts on Facebook by active-duty police. ... Bruce Umbaugh spoke with Reviewed about data privacy issues with life and health tracking apps. ... Julie Smith was quoted in a Forbes article about social media platforms handling false and doctored political material. ... Matthew Donovan '95 has become acting secretary of the Air Force.

tags: academics, alumni, college of arts and sciences, home page, global marketing and communications, criminology, media literacy, philosophy, diversity and inclusion, in the news, president, school of communications, webster today

Nurse Anesthesia student Hilary Mackin with Sister Lucy Arombo

In the News: Sullivan, Corrigan, Mackin

May 16, 2019

Nurse Anesthesia student Hilary Mackin was featured by NBC affiliate KSDK for the remarkable story of how she helped a nun, Sister Lucy Arombo, who had helped her on a visit to Uganda. ... Katy Sullivan '02 was featured in St. Louis Post-Dispatch coverage of commencement speakers. ... Don Corrigan will appear on KMOX Radio on May 25 and Kristi Carson’s “Talk of the Town” on May 26 to discuss his book about squirrels in pop culture.

tags: academics, alumni, faculty, in the news, global marketing and communications, school of communications, college of arts and sciences, college of fine arts, webster today

Katy Sullivan

In the News: Katy Sullivan live; Miller, Rosenblum Op-Ed

May 10, 2019

Webster alumna and Commencement speaker Katy Sullivan was interviewed live by both FOX 2 and CBS affiliate KMOV Thursday morning. The interviews can be watched online. ... History professors Warren Rosenblum and Steven Miller had an Op/Ed published in Thursday's St. Louis Post-Dispatch looking at roots of anti-immigration 100 years ago.

tags: college of arts and sciences, college of fine arts, home page, global marketing and communications, history politics and international relations, in the news, webster today

Brenda Newberry

In the News: Newberry, Corrigan, Roberts, Tennis

May 08, 2019

NBC affiliate TV6 out of Marquette, Michigan, produced a story on Katrina Serbentes, who will begin study next year and join the Webster University tennis team. ... The St. Louis American highlighted Brenda Newberry, who will receive an honorary degree at Saturday’s 100th Commencement ceremony. ... Joe Roberts was quoted by Wallhub about advice for emerging entrepreneurs. ... Don Corrigan will be featured in a Festus-Crystal City radio interview and newspaper article next week on his new book “Nuts About Squirrels."

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Matthew West

In the News: Kodikara, Houk, Student Leadership Awards

May 07, 2019

Ravin Kodikara was interviewed on CBS affiliate KMOV's coverage of a local vigil he organized for the victims in the recent Sri Lanka church attacks. ... Carrie Houk was quoted in St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Ladue News coverage of the annual Tennessee William’s Festival in St. Louis she leads. ... Cape Cod Today ran an article on the Webster University Student Leadership Awards, highlighting Matthew West, who hails from nearby Orleans, Massachusetts.

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