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Applications are open through Sept. 16, for activities beginning June 1, 2019 through May 31, 2020.

Applications for 2019-20 Adjunct Faculty Development Fund

August 15, 2019

Applications for the 2019-20 Adjunct Faculty Development Fund are now open. Applications will be accepted through Sept. 16, 2019. Requests for funds should be for activities during the period beginning June 1, 2019 through May 31, 2020. The fund, which was established in Spring 2016 by the Office of the Provost, is designed to support eligible adjunct faculty for professional development, professional travel and research activities.

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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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Sheila Hwang

News Around Webster: Hwang, B. Smith, Stiles

July 29, 2019

Sheila Hwang has an article in the latest Jane Austen Society of North America journal, "Persuasions." ... Debbie Stiles presented a poster at the 77th Annual Conference of the International Council of Psychologists in Càdiz, Spain, and published an article related to her Faculty Research Grant in "The Peace Psychologist," an APA publication. ... Barry Smith has been appointed to the board of directors of the Advertising Club of Greater Saint Louis.

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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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Linda Woolf

News Around Webster: Filmmakers, Woolf on Social Justice, Miller-Struttmann on bees

July 18, 2019

Linda Woolf gave a presentation, “Hate groups: The many faces of enmity,” at the Gateway to Diversity Conference, and also had two new book chapters published, one with Michael Hulsizer. ... Nicole Miller-Struttmann is part of a panel discussion of native plant gardening and farming at St. Louis Public Library July 24. ... Several faculty, alumni and student had films screening at this month's St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase.

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Webster alumnus Austin Ratanasitee with the Stanley Cup.

Communications Alum Documents Stanley Cup-Winning Blues

July 08, 2019

For St. Louisans, June 12, 2019, will forever be etched in memory as the day the St. Louis Blues ended a 52-year wait for their first Stanley Cup. Webster University alumnus Austin Ratanasitee was there to help document it all in his role as video and digital content producer for Blue Note Productions. He gained hands-on experience for the role as an undergraduate and graduate student at Webster, where Ratanasitee was an integral part of Webster Athletics' digital media efforts, including live streaming of games, taking photos, creating graphics and social media.

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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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Scholarship winners

Four Webster Students Win 2019 Press Club Scholarships

July 01, 2019

Four Webster University School of Communications students were among the 15 students who won 2019 media scholarships from the St. Louis Press Club. Emma Bright, studying film, television and video production; Aly Camacho, studying photography; Julia Peschel, studying photography; and McKenzie Magnus, a graduate student in media production, were presented with awards during a May 31 luncheon at the Missouri Athletic Club.

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See 32 entries from Webster University community members at the 2019 Whitaker St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase.

Webster Students, Faculty Alumni in St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase

June 30, 2019

Eight Webster University School of Communications students, 19 alumni, and two faculty members have had films accepted into the 2019 Whitaker St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase. This year's 29 individual entrants with 32 entries is comparable to the 30 entrants of 2018 who made up more than a quarter of the showcase entries.

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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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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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At the Fulbright Conference

News Around Webster: George, Hanssen, Hock, Liberati, MacCartney, Cosic

June 04, 2019

Paula Hanssen and Markus Hock represented Webster at the Fulbright Conference, "Building Bridges." ... Dani MacCartney's chapter "Monitoring the World Society: LGBT Human Rights in Russia and Sweden" was selected to commemorate Pride Month. ... Rebecca George presented to the Columbia, S.C., chapter of the National Council of Negro Women. ... Zlatko Cosic's video PIZZICATO is screen at the Citygarden, a co-presentation of Cinema St. Louis and Gateway Foundation. ... Ryan Liberati has been awarded an Alumni Award for Scholarship from Bradley University.

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students

2019-20 Academic Catalogs Finalized

June 03, 2019

The 2019-20 academic catalogs, which became effective June 1, have been finalized and are live online. Click through for summaries of the new, revised, and deleted programs, as well as links to the annual curriculum change summary reports and approved proposals for Curriculum Committee and Graduate Council.

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Farida Bedwei

Webster Ghana Holds 5th Commencement Ceremony

May 24, 2019

Webster University's campus in Accra, Ghana, celebrated its 5th and largest-ever commencement on Saturday, May 18, with undergraduate and graduate students convening from three of Webster academic colleges and schools. Graduates heard remarks from Farida Bedwei, co-founder and chief technology officer of Logiciel (Ghana), as well as Webster Ghana Director Christa Sanders, Walker School Dean Simone Cummings, and governmental representatives from Ghana, Italy and the United States.

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