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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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Nikolaos Antonakakis

Around Webster: Antonakakis, Cuille, Jensens, Rosenblum

April 17, 2018

Warren Rosenblum is giving two talks this week on the origins of the Nazi euthanasia program. ... Vienna's Nikolaos Antonakakis published a guest post for the London School of Economic's British Politics and Policy Blog drawing upon research with Ioannis Chatziantoniou and David Gabauer. ... Lionel Cuillé spoke at Brown University on the 50th anniversary of the Paris student revolution. ... Gina Jensen and Scott Jensen were presented the CSCA Outstanding Contributions to Forensics award.

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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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Journal staff and advisors celebrated at the MCMA conference last weekend.

Webster Student Newspaper Wins 28 State Awards

April 11, 2018

The Journal, Webster University’s student newspaper, won 28 awards at the 2017-18 Missouri College Media Association conference, including Best in State and several individual awards for news and sports writing, news reporting, photography, video, multimedia, cartooning, design and more. The newspaper received Best Overall Newspaper (all divisions) as well as 1st Place Sweepstakes (Division 2), for the most points accumulated based on the number and rank of awards won.

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Webster University has numerous programs to help transfer students succeed in the classroom and on campus. Read the stories of three of those students.

Transfer Students Chose Webster for a Fulfilling Educational Experience

April 10, 2018

Three transfer students from diverse backgrounds including a small town, Sri Lanka, and the military shared their story about how they found Webster to be a good fit to continue their education. Webster’s student life, global community, and resources played a significant role in their transfer selection process.

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Students can renew their Creative Cloud access and migrate their assets at a 60 percent discount.

60% Discount on Adobe Creative Cloud for Class of '18

April 10, 2018

Graduating this year? Webster University Class of 2018 graduates are eligible for a 60 percent discount on Adobe Creative Cloud All Apps subscriptions if they renew by July 31, 2018. Representing a $360 savings over the normal pricing, this allows access to over 20 creative apps, including Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, and InDesign CC, plus you can migrate your assets developed during your studies.

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Webster Geneva celebrated International Women's Day with an

Geneva Hosts Event on Empowering Girls through Technology

April 05, 2018

Last month Webster Geneva’s Media Communication Department and its Centre for Creativity and Innovation celebrated International Women’s Day with a special event on the theme of empowering girls through technology. Representatives from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, ITU, Plan International and UNICEF shared examples of how their organizations are using technology to inspire girls around the world. ITU has since promoted this event as part of a series around the topic.

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Mahfood discusses conditions for school teachers on KMOV.

In the News: Mahfood on teachers; Barrett on MLK; Schubert on world affairs; Media Academy

April 04, 2018

Education professor Stephanie Mahfood and two Webster students were interviewed in KMOV's coverage of teacher strikes across the U.S. ... St. Louis Public Radio featured Sonja Perryman, keynote at this year's School of Communications Media Academy. ... Photography professor Bill Barrett discussed a famous photo as part of KSDK coverage of the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination. ... Vienna international relations professor Samuel Schubert was interviewed by on current world affairs.

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Webster seniors Amy Ostrich, Erin Dean, Maddy Bandowski and Kaura Schertz with Associate Dean Elza Ibroscheva

Communications Students Engage with Schools, Incubator in Gorlok Speaker Series

April 02, 2018

Students from the Webster University School of Communications spent the morning of March 28 judging LaSalle Springs Middle School students’ media project presentations at the downtown T-Rex business incubator. They and Associate Dean Elza Ibroscheva joined other communication experts in offering the students feedback. Their engagement with local schools is part of the School of Communications Gorlok Speaker Series.

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Provost Schuster on set at Channel Nine

In the News: Schuster on economy, Batora on Slovakia, Smith on social media, Cybersecurity ranking

March 23, 2018

Provost Julian Schuster's appearance Monday on ninePBS's "Living St. Louis" about the regional job market is now online. ... Vienna professor Jozef Bátora was interviewed on Austrian TV during protests in Bratislava. ... Webster's recognition as a top cybersecurity program was featured in the St. Louis Business Journal. ... Julie Smith was quoted in USA Today on social media's role in spreading a white supremacist fabrication into news media. She also appears on Radio 63119 today at 1 p.m. to discuss the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica data privacy story.

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The Theatre of Public Policy will take on the question: “Is Modern Media Dumbing Down America?”

Theatre of Public Policy Improv Troupe: 'Is modern media dumbing down America?'

March 23, 2018

Webster’s Speech and Debate Team and Club present Julie Smith and the Theatre of Public Policy improv troupe this Tuesday, March 27, at noon in the Library Conference Room. Smith, faculty member in the School of Communications, will be interviewed by one of the troupe members on the question, “Is Modern Media Dumbing Down America?” Then the troupe will perform a series of humorous scenes that integrate content from the interview, and audience members will be able to ask questions.

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 The 2018 Outstanding Alumni Award winners

2018 Alumni Association Award Winners: Cano, Demings, Horn, Lange, Merschen

March 22, 2018

The Webster University Alumni Association is proud to announce Jennifer Johnson Cano, Congresswoman Val Demings, Matthew Horn, Tom Lange and Al Merschen as recipients of its 2018 Outstanding Alumni Award. Recipients will be honored during each of their respective school or college recognition ceremonies at Webster University’s Commencement on Saturday, May 12, at the Muny Theatre in Forest Park.

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