News Articles

Ralph Olliges, Webster University School of Education

In the News: Olliges, Smith on digital literacy and safety; Tashkent opening

October 30, 2019

Webster University professors Ralph Olliges and Julie Smith were quoted in separate stories relating to digital literacy and safety for children. Smith, in the School of Communications, was interviewed for a St. Louis Public Radio story about proposed legislation requiring such literacy in K12 curriculum. Olliges, in the School of Education, was on the KMOX commute-time news about teaching kids digital citizenship. ... Separately, the opening of Webster in Tashkent was covered by AKI Press in the Kyrgyz Republic.

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Webster University in Tashkent

Webster in the News: Top colleges, Uzbekistan, Pease on Venezuela

October 25, 2019

Webster's 2nd-in-Missouri ranking by WalletHub was covered in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and by KSDK, the NBC affiliate. ... Kelly-Kate Pease was interviewed and quoted by El Mercurio about the controversial election of Venezuela to the United Nations Human Rights Council. ... Webster's campus in Tashkent was covered by University World News as part of Uzbekistan's efforts to expand higher education throughout the country.

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Paula Witkowski (center) discussed dyslexia on St. Louis On The Air.

In the News: Fatton on Asia security, Witkowski on dyslexia, Film Series

October 18, 2019

School of Education Professor Paula Witkowski was interviewed for a half hour discussion on dyslexia on St. Louis Public Radio’s “St. Louis on the Air” program. ... Geneva's Lionel Fatton was interviewed by Swiss, Swedish and Chinese media to discuss different aspects of security and international relations topics in Japan, China, North Korea and Hong Kong. ... Webster's Film Series was featured for the upcoming screening of "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" with live accompaniment by The Invincible Czars.

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scholarship recipients

San Antonio Grad Students Awarded Endowed Scholarships

October 15, 2019

Two students from the Webster University San Antonio metro campus location were awarded scholarships: Courtney Leanne Bradford was awarded The Joyce Garlick Peavy Endowed Scholarship in the amount of $3,244, and Denzell Erves was awarded the William Thornton Memorial Endowed Scholarship in the amount of $1,454. Both scholarships are funded by esteemed alumni and community members who believe in and value a distinguished Webster education.

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Human Rights Conference

In the News: Witkowski, Geraghty-Rathert, Human Rights Conference

October 15, 2019

Paula Witkowski will be on St. Louis Public Radio at noon Wednesday to discuss the many misunderstandings the public has about dyslexia. ... Anne Geraghty-Rathert appears in a Time Magazine story about a murder conviction that was overturned due to an ineffective defense attorney. ... Blake Hamilton, one of the guest speakers at last week's annual Human Rights Conference, was on KMOX 1120 discussing the conference and immigration in St. Louis.

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Part of the Webster crew during their first litter cleanup in Rolla.

In the News: Rolla adopts highway, Owsley on music faculty, Eaton '06 design

October 02, 2019

The Rolla campus' student-initiated adoption of a stretch of Highway 72 was covered in the Rolla Daily News. ... Jameson Eaton '06 was profiled for his "illustrious career as a hairstylist and wig designer" for TV and film. ... Jazz historian and radio host Dennis Owsley sung the praises of Webster music faculty in a story about his new book on jazz in St. Louis.

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Hemla Singaravelu received an award for her presentation on

News Around Webster: Singaravelu award, Brown state appointment, Cuille on Camus

September 25, 2019

Hemla Singaravelu received an award for her presentation on "Gender Difference in Mental Health Needs Among Bosnian Refugees" at the World Communication Association Conference in New Zealand. ... Earl Brown, who has been a faculty member in the Counseling program at Webster Rolla for two decades, has been appointed by Missouri Gov. Mike Parson to the State Rehabilitation Council. ... Lionel Cuillé will present in French on "La Chute" by Albert Camus at La Société Française on Sept. 27

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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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.

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