News Articles

Amanda Kracen

In the News: Smith on social media, Kracen on anxiety, Roberts on small business

June 01, 2020

Julie Smith was interviewed on several media outlets about evaluating information spread over social media during breaking news events. ... Amanda Kracen was interviewed in the Webster Kirkwood-Times for her insights on handling stress at home amid pandemic-related worries about jobs, the economy, and family health. ... Joe Roberts was interviewed by Credit Donkey to share tips for small businesses establishing banking relationships.

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Scott Jensen Selected as 2020-21 President's Faculty Fellow

May 26, 2020

Scott Jensen, professor in the School of Communications, has been selected as the 2020-21 President’s Faculty Fellow. The President’s Faculty Fellows Program is an opportunity for faculty members to contribute to the leadership of key strategic efforts of Webster University by partnering with Academic Affairs or support units.

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School of Communications alumnus Drew Jordan won a Pulitzer Prize this year as part of the New York Times' Visual Investigations Team

Webster Alum Wins Pulitzer Prize for Times Syria Coverage

May 22, 2020

When School of Communications alumnus Drew Jordan started working as a motion designer for the New York Times, he never thought he’d end up winning one of the highest honors in the journalism industry, but he did. After working with a team of journalists on two ground-breaking stories that proved that Russia was engaging in shadow warfare in Syria, he, along with the whole team, was awarded the coveted Pulitzer Prize. His award was announced earlier this month.

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Seven Communications Students Win St. Louis Press Club Scholarships

May 20, 2020

The St. Louis Press Club with the St. Louis Journalism Foundation has awarded scholarships totaling $20,500 to the region’s outstanding communication students. Seven of these 15 scholarships were awarded to Webster University School of Communications students. These scholarship winners come from all over the St. Louis region, and this year an international student from Vietnam was among Webster's scholarship winners.

tags: academics, school of communications, webster life, webster today, students, scholarships, advancement

Master Sergeant Steven Doty and his service dog Filos

Webster Grad, Employee and Air Force Veteran Receives Service Dog

May 18, 2020

Master Sergeant Steven Doty, who earned a Bachelor of Arts in Media Communications and Rhetoric in 2016 through the School of Communications, was paired with his dog, Filos, a few months ago through the program K9’s for Warriors, a non-profit organization that provides service dogs to disabled American veterans. He is now helping raise awareness of PTSD by publicly sharing his story. He recently was featured on FOX 13 news about PTSD and how service dogs help.

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Professor Julie Smith used the gaming app Discord to supplement her online Media Literacy course and increase student engagement during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Media Literacy Class Uses a Gaming App to Enhance the Online Environment

May 18, 2020

The sudden shift from on-site to on-line was a difficult transition for many students and professors. But for one class—Media Comm 1630 class, or Media Literacy, taught by Professor Julie Smith—the students have found a creative way to stay engaged with each other outside of Canvas, Webster’s official online teaching platform. The class adopted Discord as part of its communications and use it to augment the lessons that happen on Canvas.

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Webster Film Series Presents 'The Wolf House' and 'Jose'

May 15, 2020

This week The Webster Film Series is presenting two new films. The first film is a stunning and innovative work of stop-motion Chilean animation title "The Wolf House." The second film presented is the Guatemalan love story "José." This film is partnership with QFest St. Louis, which is St. Louis' annual LGBTQIA+ film festival.

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

Nigora Turaeva

News Around Webster: Turaeva, Krueger, Baden, Cosic

May 15, 2020

Nigora Turaeva and Herman Krueger co-published an article on oxidization by gold nanoparticles, and Turaeva also published chemistry papers for Elsevier and in "Frontiers in Chemistry: Theoretical and Computational Chemistry." ... Larry Baden received the Distinguished Faculty Award from ACUI. ... Zlatko Cosic's pandemic-postponed collaboration with St. Louis composer Christopher Stark was broadcast by the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra.

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Photojournalism Student Documents Quarantine Life in Vietnam

May 14, 2020

Last week, the Webster World Report podcast shared the story of Phuong Bui, an undergraduate photojournalism student in the School of Communications in Webster Groves who had endured 23 days of quarantine, when she returned to her home country of Vietnam, due to the coronavirus pandemic. This was a government imposed quarantine that began immediately after she stepped off a plane to Ho Chi Minh City, the last plane allowed into that city’s airport before the Vietnamese government closed the country to incoming flights. Read her poignant story in this edited transcript of her conversation.

tags: global, school of communications, webster life, webster today

Nicole Miller-Struttmann

In the News: Miller-Struttmann on Shutterbee, Falconer on mental health, Smith on social media

May 14, 2020

Nicole Miller-Struttmann was interviewed on "St. Louis on the Air" about how citizens in St. Louis can help catalogue bees in the region through her "Shutterbee" project. ... Jameca Falconer was interviewed on NBC affiliate KSDK discussing the mental health implications of staying home during the pandemic. ... Julie Smith was interviewed on KMOX 1120 about media literacy and how to tell real COVID-19 stories from fake and conspiracy-fueled ones.

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Christina

In the News: Soccer teams' lunch for nurses, Balogun on WHO, Steenz on the air

May 11, 2020

St. Louis Public Radio interviewed animator and School of Communications adjunct faculty member Christina “Steenz” Stewart, on her vision for "Heart of the City." ... The soccer teams' donation of lunch to local nurses was covered by Gazelle Magazine, Fox 2 news, KTRS 550 AM radio, and the Webster-Kirkwood Times. ... Emmanuel Balogun's op/ed on the WHO's importance in global and U.S. health efforts ran in the Washington Post and was picked up by several other newspapers.

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CRF Orientation for Those Seeking Initial Status of Tenure, FDL May 12

May 07, 2020

The Committee to Review Faculty (CRF) will hold its annual orientation for faculty seeking initial status of tenure or FDL via WebEx on Tuesday, May 12, at 1 p.m. CRF co-chairs Joe Sencibaugh and Larry Baden will discuss deadlines and process for the coming year. They will distribute information sheets for candidates seeking initial status and for department chairs as well as take questions about the process.

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Spring 2020 International Distinction Award Recipients

May 05, 2020

The Office of Study Abroad is pleased to announce the Spring 2020 International Distinction award recipients. International Distinction recognizes bachelor’s degree students who meet achievements in international education while at Webster, including advanced proficiency in a foreign language, study abroad and international fieldwork.

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