News Articles

Simone Cummings, dean of the Walker School

In the News: Cummings on healthcare; Wellness award; Gilbert on transfers

June 19, 2018

Simone Cummings was quoted in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch about a proposal to build new cancer treatment centers at several Mercy hospitals and clinics. ... Christina Gilbert was quoted in a story about what prospective students should ask at college fairs. ... The Pharmacy Choice medical news service covered the institutions like Webster University that recently won UHC's "Well Deserved" award for wellness.

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Webster alumni and DAU fellows Bryan R. Cleve and Corry B. Cox with Fort Leavenworth director Katie Ervin.

Students Complete DAU Senior Service Fellowship Program

June 04, 2018

Two Webster graduates recently completed the Defense Acquisition University (DAU) Senior Service Fellowship program. The fellows spend 10 months in the program and all take classes through Webster. Two of the fellows, Bryan R. Cleve and Corry B. Cox, also completed their MA in Management and Leadership from Webster during this time. Webster's Fort Leavenworth director, Katie Ervin, presented them with their degrees at their graduation ceremony at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama.

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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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Commencement 2018

In the News: Pease on NPR; Curtis on cybersecurity; Tony-nominee alumni; Shifting demographics

May 14, 2018

Kelly-Kate Pease's sit-down on the nationally broadcast NPR program 1A is now available online. ... Jim Curtis appeared on the educational podcast "Yes College" discussing Webster's cybersecurity program. ... An Inside Higher Ed column examines how schools like Webster have evolved over the decades to meet changing demographics, like non-traditional and online students. ... A sydnicated round-up of Tony nominees highlights where they went to school, like Webster alumnus Norbert Leo Butz.

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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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Webster University's Colorado Springs location

Webster Receives 'Best of Colorado Springs' for 4th Consecutive Year

April 24, 2018

Webster University has been selected for the 2018 Best of Colorado Springs Award in the University category by the Colorado Springs Award Program for the fourth consecutive year. The award recognizes companies that have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category, and enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community.

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Pinar Alakoc received the Deborah Gerner Grant for Professional Development at the ISA conference in San Francisco.

News Around Webster: Alakoc, Anderson, Hipsher

April 23, 2018

Pinar Alakoc received a professional development grant at the ISA Conference, and separately had a paper accepted for the Journal of Political Science Education. ... Kristen Anderson's book, "Abolitionizing Missouri: German Immigrants and Racial Ideology in Nineteenth-Century America," was reviewed in the American Historical Review. ... Thailand's Scott Hipsher contributed a chapter to the book titled, "Higher Education, Leadership, Management and Marketing."

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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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A panel of leaders discussed the arts' impact on St. Louis culture and business.

In the News: Impact of Webster Conservatory, Arts in St. Louis

April 13, 2018

An experts roundtable hosted at Webster University is featured in the St. Louis Business Journal, with arts leaders from across the region discussing the impact of the arts. ... A guest commentary by Tony Award winner Terry Schnuck highlighted how "arts are good for business," noting the many Webster alumni who've made their mark. ... The cover of the Ladue News this week features the Conservatory 50th anniversary with quotes from Dottie Englis. ... President Stroble is interviewed in the Post-Dispatch's "Advancing St. Louis" series.

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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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Martha Smith appeared on KTRS radio to discuss the annual High School Programming Challenge.

In the News: Smith on coding competition; Stroble in Gazelle; Burke's visit

April 06, 2018

Martha Smith was interviewed on KTRS 550 AM to discuss the annual High School Programming Challenge, as well as the need to teach more children and females how to do computer programming. ... President Beth Stroble was profiled in Gazelle magazine with thoughts on leadership and adapting to change. ... MeToo movement leader Tarana Burke was profiled in St. Louis American upon her visit to Webster last month.

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The screening will be April 5 with a panel discussion to follow

Screening and Panel Discussion: 'All the Queen's Horses'

April 03, 2018

The MS in Forensic Accounting program in the George Herbert Walker School of Business and Technology is sponsoring a free screening of the film "All the Queen's Horses" next Thursday, April 5, at 5:30 p.m. in the Browning Hall Auditorium. The film focuses on Rita Crundwell, who in her role as controller and treasurer of Dixon, Illinois, embezzled over 50 million dollars, committing the largest municipal fraud in U.S. history. The film will be followed by a panel discussion with experts in the fields of accounting, finance and fraud.

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John Aleshunas

Teaching Climate Change Policy with a Little Number Crunching

April 03, 2018

Complex topics, like climate change policy, can often be better understood when students get experience with the underlying information and data supporting the policy. Practical exercises help students understand policy concepts and the reasons why these policies become politically complex. Faculty, staff and students are invited to join John Aleshunas for a workshop on using data to teach about climate change, Wednesday, April 4, in East Academic Building 212, 2-3 p.m.

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