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Zoë Kennison, creator of the award-winning film

Webster Alumna Earns Multiple Awards at Film Showcase

July 31, 2020

The last thing that Zoë Kennison expected when she majored in religious studies at Webster University was to become an award-winning filmmaker. Kennison, who graduated from the College of Arts and Science in 2015, discovered her passion for film through other Webster students. Her feature-length film about pressures on women to have children, "Easy-Bake," won seven awards at the St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase this spring.

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Lindsey Kingston

News Around Webster: Kingston book award, Welsh in 'Prayer,' library spotlight

March 30, 2020

Lindsey Kingston's "Fully Human: Personhood, Citizenship, and Rights" won the International Studies Association’s 2020 Prize for the best book in human rights. ... Keith Welsh contributed to "The Prayer," a conceptual artwork by Diemut Strebe that can generate its own prayers via artificial intelligence that "learns" what a prayer is. ... Elieen Condon and Holly Hubenschmidt were featured in the Amigos consortia's Member Spotlight, discussing library resources and international accreditations.

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Keith Welsh

News Around Webster: Welsh, Hill, Guterman, Glaveanu

April 29, 2019

Keith Welsh presented "Karma or Anti-Karma: Teaching Thai Culture using Chart Korbjitti's 'The Judgment' at ASIANetwork conference. … Stuart Hill led two CHARIS Women’s Chorus concerts. … Gad Guterman presented at the 2019 Popular Culture Association’s national conference. … Vlad Glaveanu co-authored four chapters in the second edition of the Cambridge Handbook of Creativity.

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Chris Parr, chair of Religious Studies

In the News: Parr on Church abuse, Norman on hip hop, Smith on Twitter

August 17, 2018

Chris Parr, department chair of Religious Studies, was quoted in the Christian Science Monitor on the grand jury report of sexual abuse in Catholic parishes in Pennsylvania. ... Walker School faculty member Rosalind "Roz" Norman was on St. Louis Public Radio for the 30th anniversary of landmark hip hop albums by NWA and Public Enemy. ... School of Communications faculty member Julie Smith was quoted in the Huffington Post on ownership of news media Twitter accounts.

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Join professor Chris Parr on Dec. 4 to hear about his Messing Award summer discoveries

2017 Messing Award Summer Discoveries: Meandering Along China's Silk Road

November 29, 2017

The 2017 recipient of the Wilma and Roswell Messing Jr. Faculty Award is Chris Parr, professor in the Department of Religious Studies in the College of Arts & Sciences. Parr spent two weeks over the summer in China focusing on China’s renowned Silk Road. Join him for a brown-bag lunch talk on Monday, Dec. 4, from 12-1:30 p.m. in the UC Presentation Room.

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Buudhist monks from the Drepung Gomang Monastery in India created the sand mandala at Webster University.

Video: Buddhist monks create sand mandala

October 17, 2017

Last week Webster University welcomed Buddhist monks from the Drepung Gomang Monastery in India to campus for the creation of a sand mandala around the theme of world peace and diversity. The three-day process involves careful, intricate design with grains of sand. It closes with a destruction of the sand mandala, evoking the theme that everything is moving and temporary in the world. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Fox 2 were among the outlets capturing the activity with video.

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Chris Parr teaches courses in East Asian religions.

2017 Messing Award: Parr to Study Buddhist Art in China

February 15, 2017

This year’s recipient of the Wilma and Roswell Messing Jr. Faculty Award is Chris Parr, professor in the Department of Religious Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences. He will spend two weeks in China in the summer of 2017 with a focus on the cultural context of Buddhist art in several towns and ancient capitals.

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Eden Theological Seminary

Adult Learning Classes Offered at Eden

March 16, 2016

Webster University has partnered with Eden Theological Seminary and The OASIS Institute, a leader in adult continuing education and volunteer programs, to create high-level learning opportunities for adults age 50+ in the Webster Groves community at no charge. Classes will feature instructors from Eden, Webster and OASIS.

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Zimmerman's installation will light up the RAC on Delmar.

Around Webster: Zimmerman, Michailides, Cooper, Smith

October 28, 2015

Athens vice chancellor for Academic Affairs Susie Michailides represented Webster at an international economic conference in Kazakhstan, Terry Cooper presented with alum and grad student Matthew Wilkinson at the IAPSP conference in L.A., Brian Zimmerman's light installation for the RAC entrance will have its public unveiling on Oct. 29, and Gladys Smith completed her Psy.D. research defense on African-American women trauma and resilience.

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