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.

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

film

Support The Webster Film Series: online screening March 27

March 26, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 shelter-in-place direction, the Webster Film Series has canceled all upcoming screenings. Now they need the members of the Webster community's help. On Friday, March 27, a link will be made available where the film "Vitalina Varela" can be rented directly from its distributor's website. To continue to support the Webster Film Series through these difficult times, if patrons use our specific link, the Webster Film Series will receive $5 of the $12 rental fee.

tags: academics, school of communications, webster life, webster today, film series, community engagement

Soheil Mansouri

News Around Webster: Mansouri, Pesakovic, Wiggins

March 22, 2020

Soheil Mansouri was selected as a Specialized Professional Association program reviewer for TESOL and the Council for Accreditation of the Educator Preparation. ... Gordana Pesakovic's chapter on National and Regional Branding of Central Asia appears in the new text, "Economic, Educational, and Touristic Development in Asia." ... Bradley Wiggins’ book, "The Discursive Power of Memes in Digital Culture: Ideology, Semiotics, and Intertextuality," was reviewed by the prestigious European Journal of Communication.

tags: academics, college of arts and sciences, employee news, faculty, global, home page, school of education, news around webster, school of communications, webster today

olc

Upcoming Faculty Professional Development Opportunities from the OLC

March 06, 2020

The Online Learning Center (OLC) is committed to supporting the ongoing teaching and learning in Webster University’s online courses. The same highly qualified faculty who teach for us in the classroom teach our online courses. These upcoming webinars are a great way to learn and practice skills to help elevate the learning process.

tags: academics, college of arts and sciences, global, employee news, extended campus, online learning, college of fine arts, faculty, school of business and technology, school of communications, school of education, webster today

Nives Rumenjak, Webster Leiden

News Around Webster: Newsam, Rumenjak, Cosic, Stiles

March 05, 2020

Nives Rumenjak published an article in "Empedocles: European Journal for the Philosophy of Communication" about political cartooning and freedom of expression in multicultural societies. ... Dance adjunct faculty member Monica Newsam will perform at the 2nd International Meeting of Circus Schools March. ... Debbie Stiles and her Applied Educational Psychology and School Psychology graduate students presented their research at the Society for Cross-Cultural Research in Seattle. ... Zlatko Cosic's films will screen in St. Louis and Michigan.

tags: academics, college of arts and sciences, college of fine arts, news around webster, applied educational psychology, leiden, international relations, faculty, school of communications, school of education, webster today

Library

Register for the Spring Faculty Writing Retreat March 20

March 05, 2020

The Library and the Faculty Development Center invite all faculty to participate in the Spring 2020 Faculty Writing Retreat, to be held Friday, March 20, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Faculty Development Center Suite in Emerson Library, Suite 420. Registration is now open. Writing Retreats provide dedicated quiet time for faculty to pursue their scholarly and teaching agendas free from distraction, and to experience the support and camaraderie of working side-by-side with colleagues.

tags: college of arts and sciences, college of fine arts, faculty, school of business and technology, school of communications, school of education, webster today, library, faculty development center

At this year's Missouri State Tournament the team won four State Championships, third place overall in the Individual Events Sweepstakes, and 26 awards.

Help Send the Forensics and Debate Team to the Nationals

March 04, 2020

Thursday at noon in the Library Conference Room, catch the award-winning Forensics and Debate Team in action -- and help send them to the national tournament. The team accepted a challenge from the sponsor of its national tournament, Pi Kappa Delta: Any team who can bring 30 people to an audience debate will receive half off of their tournament fees. Come fill the room as they debate the topic: "Resolved: This house believes that reducing the national debt is more important than policing the world."

tags: school of communications, webster life, forensics and debate, students, webster today

a

Trezette Dixon Named Director of School of Communication Internship Program

February 27, 2020

Effective Wednesday, March 11, Trezette Dixon will lead the School of Communications Internship Program as Director. Dixon has been with Webster University for 15 years, providing leadership in the areas of employment services, employer development and event management as the Career Planning and Development Center’s Assistant Director for Employer Relations. Dixon is replacing Mindy Berkowitz, who retired in January.

tags: academics, employee news, faculty, school of communications, career planning and development center, students, webster today

a

Webster Forensics and Debate Wins Big at State Tournament

February 19, 2020

The Webster Forensics and Debate Team returned from the Missouri State Tournament this past Sunday, Feb. 16, bringing home four State Championships, third place overall Individual Events Sweepstakes, and 26 awards. Freshman Sarah Hammeke also qualified for the elite Interstate Oratory Tournament, the nation’s oldest forensic tournament. Only two people per state are selected to attend the competition each year. Webster has previously qualified individuals and won third place in that prestigious tournament.

tags: academics, webster life, school of communications, home page, webster today, forensics and debate, students

'The Milly Project' performed at Webster University and was featured by Fox2 News.

In the News: Smith on bots, Kaiser on accents, Legal Studies on Milly Sawyers

February 18, 2020

Fox2 featured an event hosted by Legal Studies Department about the powerful story of Milly Sawyers, an enslaved woman who won her freedom years before the more famous Dred Scott case. ... Julie Smith discussed how to spot bots online in the second part of her appearance, in animated form, on an Arizona news station. ... DJ Kaiser's post on Medium, "Everyone Has an Accent," has gained traction on several platforms and will be published in Age of Awareness Magazine.

tags: academics, college of arts and sciences, global marketing and communications, employee news, faculty, in the news, school of communications, school of education, webster today

Summer/Fall 2020 Academic Technology Request Deadline March 2

February 13, 2020

In order to manage a growing catalog of software titles, Webster University’s Information Technology organization will assess all new software requests based on a number of factors in coordination with the programs of each school. This is in alignment with the themes of the University’s strategic plan, Global Impact for the Next Century. The lab and multimedia classroom software request deadline for Summer/Fall 2020 is Monday, March 2.

tags: academics, college of arts and sciences, college of fine arts, employee news, faculty, school of business and technology, school of communications, school of education, webster life, webster today

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

meeting

Upcoming Faculty Professional Development Opportunities from the OLC

February 10, 2020

The Online Learning Center (OLC) is committed to supporting the ongoing teaching and learning in Webster University’s online courses. The same highly qualified faculty who teach for us in the classroom teach our online courses. They are experts in their fields, and contribute not only their content knowledge but also their international experience to the education of our global student body. These upcoming webinars are a great way to learn and practice skills to help elevate the learning process.

tags: academics, college of arts and sciences, college of fine arts, employee news, extended campus, faculty, global, online learning, school of business and technology, school of communications, school 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.

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

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