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Catch screenings July 13-22, including 28 works by Webster students, faculty and alumni.

Webster Students, Alumni, Faculty in St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase

June 15, 2018

Webster students, alumni, and faculty make up more than a quarter of the screenings at the upcoming St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase. All work, including work by 28 Webster community members, will be shown at Brown Hall on the campus of Washington University between Friday, July 13, and Sunday, July 22. “This is another example of how much the Webster University School of Communications adds to the culture of filmmaking and media in this region," said Aaron AuBuchon, associate professor and chair.

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Julie Smith

In the News: Pease on Korea radio, Smith on social media, Miller-Struttmann's Bee Blitz

June 04, 2018

Kelly-Kate Pease was interviewed by the "Morning Wave” radio program on BEFM Radio in Busan, South Korea, about President Trump’s trade war against China. ... Julie Smith appeared live on the 6 p.m. FOX 2 newscast Tuesday to discuss the Roseanne Barr controversy, offering advice on social media use. ... The community-based St. Louis Bee Blitz science project led by Nicole Miller-Struttmann was one of St. Louis Magazine’s recommended outdoor activities for June.

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Dean Cummings on NBC affiliate KSDK television.

In the News: Cummings on jobs, Smith on media, Cross on police, Folds of Honor alum

May 25, 2018

Two students were featured with Dean Simone Cummings in a TV segment on what graduates should be doing to find a job. ... New photography graduate Beatrice Gibson is featured as a Schnucks Folds of Honor scholarship recipient. ... Julie Smith was featured by Experts Finder for her ability to translate her expertise on media literacy and social media to reporters. ... Remy Cross was quoted in a story in the Webster-Kirkwood Times about police advisory boards.

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Deborah Taffa

News Around Webster: Cosic, Kunz, Robinson, Taffa

May 21, 2018

Deborah Taffa was chosen Desert Writers Award recipient by the Ellen Meloy Fund for Desert Writers. ... Sandra Kunz was appointed to the Oklahoma Commission by the governor and confirmed by the Senate. ... Marva Robinson was nominated regional representative for the national board of directors of The Association of Black Psychologists. ... Zlatko Cosic had films screened at multiple festivals in Italy and the U.K. this month.

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Work continues on the Sverdrup Building this week.

Construction Update May 17 2018

May 17, 2018

Work continues on the Sverdrup Building. An upgrade to the HVAC system could make some parts of the building colder than normal Friday. The west elevator also will be temporarily closed for a few hours Friday. And more deliveries are expected to the building in the coming weeks.

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Film, TV, Video Production Program Shows 'Movie Magic' at Science Center

May 11, 2018

Faculty and students from the Film, Television and Video Production program partnered with the Office of Admission to give community members a taste of movie making at the St. Louis Science Center's "First Friday: Movie Magic" event. The event, attended by over a thousand people, shined the light on Webster programs, equipment and people with four "sound stages" filling the museum and demonstrating how the magic of the screen is created.

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Students prepared a railroad crossing safety campaign for Union Pacific.

Students Save Lives, Raise Awareness in PR Capstone Projects

May 10, 2018

For the 15th year, Webster University seniors designed real-world campaigns as part of the capstone public relations campaigns class in the School of Communications. The experiential-based class provides students with experience working for real clients to solve communications issues. The students designed a railroad crossing safety campaign for Union Pacific, helped Nestle Purina Petcare build relationships in a small Georgia community, and aided a nonprofit preschool, The Learning Center, in Sunset Hills.

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Julie Smith

In the News: Frazier, Smith, Roberts, Browning Hall

April 26, 2018

Paul Frazier was interviewed on Fox News and in the New York Post about cyber security relating to a hacking claimed by an MSNBC personality. ... Julie Smith was on KMOX discussing social media usage and depression. ... Joe Roberts was quoted in WalletHub about best practices for handling credit cards for businesses. ... The innovation award for Browning Hall was featured in PHCP Pros magazine.

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Adjunct faculty members Julie Clark and Michael Whitmer won Advisor of the Year awards.

Communications Students, Faculty Honored at National Advertising Competition

April 19, 2018

Students in the Advertising Campaign Production class won third place at the annual National Student Advertising Competition held by the American Advertising Federation. Their mentors, School of Communications adjunct faculty members Julie Clark and Michael Whitmer, won Advisor of the Year. The students collaborated in roles that would be needed to create and operate a small advertising agency, such as account management, account planning, and creative. All are welcome to see them present at the Friends & Family NSAC presentation May 2 in Browning Hall Auditorium.

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Journal staffers celebrate their Mark of Excellence Awards. Photo courtesy of Haley Walter, who won for General News Reporting.

Webster Students Win Journalism Excellence Awards

April 17, 2018

Five staff members of The Journal, Webster University's student newspaper, won Mark of Excellence Awards at the Region 7 Conference of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ). The students won first-place awards in general news reporting, in-depth reporting, and featuring writing, while one was also a finalist for a second article in the feature writing category. Their award-winning work covered current issues in St. Louis and campus life events.

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