News Articles

Jameca Falconer

Webster in the News: Bio Sciences, Falconer, Smith

March 26, 2020

The Biological Sciences Department's donation of needed supplies to hospitals during the pandemic was covered by multiple outlets. ... Jameca Falconer has been interviewed on ABC and CNBC about anxiety and response to the pandemic. ... Julie Smith was interviewed by Catholic News Service about the importance of teaching media literacy.

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Julie Smith, in avatar form

In the News: Falconer on black history, Smith on fake photos, Baseball ranked 1st

February 11, 2020

Jameca Falconer was interviewed by KWMU about approaches to teaching black history to school children of varying ages. ... Julie Smith was turned into an animation for an Arizona news station that asked her to give lessons on how to tell if online information is real or fake. ... The Webster baseball team was highlighted in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch as it enters the season ranked first in all of NCAA Division III.

tags: academics, faculty, in the news, school of communications, home page, global marketing and communications, applied psychology, media literacy, athleticsschool of education, webster today

Falconer

In the News: Ghana featured; Falconer on attention; Smith on 'fake news'

February 05, 2020

Jameca Falconer was a guest on St. Louis on the Air to discuss attention spans and how they can impact the lengthy impeachment proceedings in the U.S. Senate. ... Webster Ghana was featured for its community events, and also mentioned in an Op/Ed about the importance of Africa's academic, economic and cultural importance to St. Louis. Julie Smith was interviewed by Thompson Coburn about “fake news,” Russian misinformation, and what average citizens can do.

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Julie Smith discusses child safety on social media with NBC affiliate KSDK.

In the News: Spiess, Drake on flu, coronavirus; Smith on social media; Tashkent feature

January 31, 2020

The opening of Webster University in Tashkent was a top 50 event of 2019, as featured in the Uzbekistan lifestyle magazine, MyDay Special. ... Nursing faculty members Jody Spiess and Mary Ann Drake were interviewed on local news about how the seasonal flu virus is a greater threat than coronavirus. ... Julie Smith was interviewed about child safety on social media after a man was arrested for sexually assaulting underage girls he met through social media.

tags: college of arts and sciences, employee news, faculty, global, nursing, media literacy, uzbekistan, global marketing and communications, in the news, school of communications, webster today

John Grainger and Rasul Rakhmonov discuss Webster in Tashkent on Uzbekistan TV.

In the News: Stroble on Walker; Grainger, Rakhmonov on Tashkent; Smith on media

January 28, 2020

Chancellor Beth Stroble reflected on the legacy of former Board of Trustees member and chair George Herbert Walker III on KMOX 1120 radio. ... John Grainger and Rasul Rakhmonov of Webster University in Tashkent were interviewed on the weeknight TV program titled Xayrli Oqshom ("Good evening") on Uzbekistan television. ... Julie Smith in the School of Communications discussed how to keep children safe on social media in an interview with CBS affiliate KMOV TV that aired on several stations.

tags: academics, faculty, global, in the news, school of business and technology, uzbekistan, global marketing and communications, media literacy, school of communications, webster today

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.

tags: academics, faculty, global, in the news, global marketing and communications, media literacy, school of communications, school of education, webster today

Julie Smith

In the News: Smith on social media; alumni profiles; Arcade exhibit

October 14, 2019

Julie Smith was quoted in Courthouse News about a Pew Research survey about how social media is affecting readers' trust in news ... A release on alumnus Wyatt Mailloux about his lighting design on The Psychedelic Furs tour appears in Live Design. ... Alumna Michelle (Haberberger) Oyola was featured in eMissourian for her latest book. ... The "Our Last Race" exhibit at Arcade Contemporary Art Projects was covered in Slovenian press.

tags: alumni, college of fine arts, employee news, global marketing and communications, media literacy, arcade contemporary art projects, faculty, school of communications, webster today

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.

tags: academics, in the news, president, school of communications, chess, study abroad, global, students, media literacy, webster today

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."

tags: academics, college of fine arts, faculty, in the news, department of music, conservatory of theatre arts, media literacy, school of communications, 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.”

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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.

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Ted Green presented research on

News Around Webster: Green, Zinselmeyer at NCHE; Chappell on King; Miller on teens, media

March 25, 2019

Ted Green and Tom Zinselmeyer presented at the National Council for History Education conference on how collaboration between museums, educators, and historical societies can engage early adolescent learners. ... John Chappell presented a paper, "Carole King's Consciousness Raising Path to Tapestry" at the Southwest Popular/American Popular Culture Association conference. ... Donald Miller has written an exhaustive "teens and media" reference book, "Coming of Age in Popular Culture: Teenagers, Adolescence, and the Art of Growing Up."

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Grosso presents on family law reform and gender equality.

News Around Webster: Grosso, Ibroscheva, Polic

December 11, 2018

Sarah Grosso of Webster Geneva presented at the 3rd International Conference of the Asian Yearbook on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law on the theme of Law, Gender and Sexuality. ... School of Communications Associate Dean Elza Ibroscheva published an essay on European media and #MeToo in Media Ethics Magazine. ... Geneva's Viktor Polic presented on corporate use of the cloud and security at the Annual CISO Summit Europe in Montreux.

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Webster leadership meets with American Chamber of Commerce Ghana.

In the News: Global education in Ghana, Film Series, 'Fake News'

November 09, 2018

President Stroble and Provost Schuster were featured in Ghana Nation for their joint lecture, "The importance of Global Education in the 21st Century," delivered at the Ghana campus. Their visit was also the lead story in the American Chamber of Commerce Ghana. ... Julie Smith's lecture "What is Fake News" was featured by Gatehouse Media. ... The Webster University Film Series was noted among "Best Things to Do" by the Riverfront Times.

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Browning Hall has won two more design awards.

In the News: Corley, Roberts, Media Literacy, Browning Hall

November 06, 2018

The St. Louis on the Air discussion with Webster faculty members Jessica Bellomo and Art Silverblatt and student Deja Lawson is available online. ... Kathy Corley was interviewed on Fox2 for her film, "One Toke Over the Line and Still Smokin," which screened at the St. Louis International Film Festival. ... Joe Roberts was interviewed on WalletHub about how small business owners can manage business credit cards rewards. ... Browning Hall was highlighted in stltoday for two design awards.

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