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John Sprague (Photo: NASA)

News Around Webster: Edwards, Higgins, Sprague, Hellinger

July 15, 2019

Webster Rolla director Gregory Edwards was elected as an officer for the Meramec Community Enhancement Corporation's board of directors. ... Cybersecurity faculty member John Sprague was honored as part of the Diversity and Inclusion Team in NASA’s Office of the Chief Information Officer. ... Professor Emeritus Daniel Hellinger returned from a five-month Fulbright residency in Spain with several publications on Venezuela and Nicaragua. ... Craig K. Higgins has been appointed Associate Circuit Judge for Missouri's 22nd Judicial Circuit .

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Kemper Award

Excellence in Teaching: 2019 Kemper Award Winners Awada, Geraghty-Rathert, Arese Visconti, Ryals

May 15, 2019

The William T. Kemper Award for Excellence in Teaching is awarded each year to two full-time and two part-time faculty members at Webster University who demonstrate teaching at its finest. This year’s recipients are Jef Awada, Anne Geraghty-Rathert, Francesco Arese Visconti and Robert Ryals.

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Sandra Jenkins of Webster on WALB News

In the News: Faculty at border; Film, TV, Video; Fort Stewart's Jenkins

April 22, 2019

Faculty and students in the Film, Television, and Video Production program will be interviewed on 107.3 RAF at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 23. .... Anne Geraghty-Rathert, Mary Ann Drake and Silvia Navia will be interviewed on the April 25 "St. Louis on the Air" about their trips to the U.S.-Mexico border to offer legal advice and health services to migrants. ... Fort Stewart director Sandra Jenkins was interviewed on WALB about her efforts to support scholarships for first-generation students from low-income families.

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Dominic Cheli mentioned Zena Ilyashov's influence in Symphony Magazine's article,

In the News: Human Trafficking, Hellinger on Venezuela, Ilyashov's Impact

February 06, 2019

FOX 2 news covered the Human Trafficking Workshop hosted by the College of Arts and Sciences Legal Studies department, interviewing Anne Geraghty-Rathert. ... Community Music School faculty member Zena Ilyashov was cited in Symphony Magazine's "Teachers Who Made a Difference." ... Dan Hellinger wrote a column in "The Conversation" academic blog on the constitutional crisis in Venezuela.

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Walker School Dean Simone Cummings was profiled in the St. Louis Business Journal.

In the News: Cummings featured; CMS on NPR; WILLOW in national news

September 04, 2018

Simone Cummings was featured in the St. Louis Business Journal on work-life balance. ... Coverage of WILLOW Project client Angel Stewart went national, with Associated Press stories appearing in outlets across the country. ... Community Music School student Jerry Chang's live performance will air along with an interview on NPR's From the Top this week.

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Geraghty-Rathert is professor of Legal Studies and director of the WILLOW Project.

In the News: Geraghty-Rathert on WILLOW Project, Angel Stewart Parole

August 30, 2018

Anne Geraghty-Rathert was interviewed by St. Louis Public Radio, Associated Press and the Riverfront Times about the case of Angel Stewart, a woman who has spent the past 25 years in prison despite suspicions that she was also a victim in the crime for which she was convicted. Stewart has been paroled by Missouri, with help form the WILLOW Project, but still has a life sentence in Iowa. Geraghty-Rathert is professor of Legal Studies and director of the Willow Project.

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Contemporary French and Francophone Studies, Vol. 21, Issue 4

News Around Webster: Stehn, Hwang, Cuille, Dozer, Weeks

March 28, 2018

Molly Stehn presented at an ACA conference on using dialectical behavior therapy within the counselor-client relationship. ... Lionel Cuille co-edited an issue of Contemporary French and Francophone Studies. ... Sheila Hwang presented on Jane Austen at an 18th century studies conference. ... Edythe Weeks contributed to a white paper in the "Contested Space Operations: A Strategic Multilayer Assessment" joint project. ... Brian Dozer was named Irvine Chamber Member of the Month.

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Single mothers in need of supplies and children’s gifts for the holidays

The WILLOW Project End of the Semester Supplies, Gift Drive

November 21, 2017

This year, WILLOW is sponsoring three single mothers who are in need of supplies and children’s gifts for the holidays. One of the moms is a current Webster student, one graduated from Webster in May and is looking for a job, and one is a friend of a current Webster student. All three of them are struggling temporarily to make ends meet and to get back on their feet.

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Legal Studies will host an open house and student orientation Sept. 27

Join the Legal Studies Student Orientation and Open House on Sept. 27

September 26, 2017

The Legal Studies department is hosting a Student Orientation and Open House on Wednesday, Sept. 27 from 6 - 8 p.m. There will be a representative from St. Louis University School of Law Admissions as part of the panel discussion to answer any questions about applying to law school or law in general. This will be a great opportunity for those interested in attending law school.

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willow logo and willow board

Faculty, Alumni Fight for Missouri's Forgotten Women with WILLOW Project

March 28, 2017

Student-teacher relationships sometimes go beyond the classroom, and that’s what happened for Webster associate professor Anne Geraghty-Rathert and her student Amy Lorenz-Moser. After graduating from Webster and later completing law school, Moser began representing women who were incarcerated for murdering their abusers. Her commitment to fight for her clients has successfully played a role in the release of several domestic survivors from prison. Through the WILLOW Project, these attorneys aim to help prevent more victims.

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Commencement at Webster's campus in Accra, Ghana

In the News: Judge Bryant appointment; Hellinger on Cuba, Venezuela; Ghana commencement

June 15, 2016

Legal Studies faculty member Judge Paula Bryant was appointed circuit judge by Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, International Relations professor Daniel Hellinger's insights on politics in Cuba and Venezuela were featured in multiple outlets, and Webster Ghana's second commencement was featured on Ghana's Joy Online news portal.

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During her weeklong visit as Woodrow Wilson Fellow, Mercedes Tunstall delivered a public talk,

Wilson Fellow Talks Cybersecurity, Social Media, Finance with Students, Partners

April 11, 2016

Mercedes Tunstall concluded her visit to Webster University last week as the second Woodrow Wilson Fellow from the Council of Independent Colleges. She spent April 4-8 in St. Louis visiting faculty members, students, alumni and community members in several engaging occasions to discuss social media, privacy, legal issues and cybersecurity. Her background as a Washington attorney and FTC staff attorney lent great insight to students in legal studies, cybersecurity, human rights and communications and journalism courses.

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While in the Netherlands, President Stroble joined in the Webster celebration of International Women's Day and a meeting on The Bijlmer Project.

Snapshot: Stroble in Leiden on Women's Day, Bijlmer Project

March 10, 2016

Webster University President Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble met with members of the Leiden campus while in the Netherlands earlier this week. The visit coincided with International Women's Day, and she joined the campus celebration of that event as well as the latest meeting on The Bijlmer Project, a nonprofit, grassroots collaborative project at Webster Leiden that assists victims of human trafficking. The St. Louis campus will host an event on trafficking on March 19.

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