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News Around Webster: Andrews, Butler, Cosic

September 13, 2019

Webster Thailand's Tim Andrews received the "Best Reviewer" award for the International Management Division at this year’s Academy of Management conference in Boston. ... Kansas City's Cass Butler has been selected for the 2020 class of The Emerging Leaders | Institute for Advancing Women, Kansas City’s premier women’s leadership development program. ... Zlatko Cosic will have two more films screening at festivals this month, two in Milwaukee and one in Wrocław, Poland.

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Julie Smith discussed how parents can coach their children on safe social media habits.

In the News: Parenting social media, student mobility, chess grandmaster

September 11, 2019

Julie Smith discussed tips for parents guiding children on safe social media during a feature on NBC affiliate KSDK, filmed in Webster's Sverdrup Complex. ... President Beth Stroble is mentioned in a University World News, "Urgent action needed to sustain global student mobility." ... Incoming student and chess team grandmaster Aleksandr Lenderman was profiled in World Magazine.

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Dog's Best Friend?

Around Webster: Armbruster on dogs, Vahldick audition guide, Cosic films

September 04, 2019

Karla Armbruster's essay, “Dogs, Dirt, and Public Space," is part of the collection, "Dog’s Best Friend?: Rethinking Human-Canid Relations," published by McGill-Queen’s University Press. ... Community Music School faculty member Tyler Vahldick partnered with the Kansas City Symphony to create a website and video guide for students preparing for All-State Band auditions. ... Zlatko Cosic has films screening at international festivals in Malta and Palestine this month.

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Erin Bode

In the News: Bode '03 on transferring, Alvarez '16 'Hot New Face,' Smith on literacy

August 30, 2019

Erin Bode '03 discussed the benefits and opportunities from her undergraduate transfer to Webster during a KTRS radio interview about her recording career. ... Cher Alvarez '16 was featured in the Chicago Tribune's "Hot New Faces: 10 new Chicago actors you should know." ... Julie Smith discussed media literacy during an interview on the parenting-focused podcast "Moxie Minutes with Gia."

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Dorian Hunter Davis

Around Webster: Davis, Liberati, Woolf, Hulsizer, Stiles, Cosic

August 26, 2019

Linda Woolf, Michael Hulsizer and Debbie Stiles presented at the APA convention, and Woolf published a Psychology Today column on mass shootings. ... Ryan Liberati was awarded the Registered Play Therapist credential by the Association for Play Therapy. ... Dorian Davis Hunter critiqued a book on elections reporting for the International Journal of Communication. ... Zlatko Cosic is a finalist for InSITE 2020, a May 2020 public exhibition developed by the Downtown STL Public Art Initiative.

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Mobil

Faculty Mobility Opportunities, Apply by Oct. 15

August 23, 2019

Applications for the Leif J. Sverdrup Global Teaching Fellowship and proposals for the short-term faculty-led study abroad program for Fall 2020 are now being accepted. The deadline for both of these mobility opportunities is Oct. 15. Informational sessions will be held on WebEx for each.

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Joy Leopold

In the News: Student move-in, Craft's 'Diagnosis,' Leopold, Butz '90

August 23, 2019

School of Communications student Tanner Craft was interviewed on "St. Louis On The Air" about his film, "Diagnosis," his studies and autism. ... Joy Leopold was quoted in a Politifact story about how political candidates are referencing the 2014 death of Michael Brown. ... Coverage of move-in day for Webster students appeared on KMOV and Fox2 television. ... Alumnus Norbert Leo Butz was profiled in Bustle as the critically acclaimed "Fosse/Verdon" airs on BBC.

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Student Success Portal Updates and Reminders for Fall 2019

August 23, 2019

The Student Success Portal, powered by Starfish, is already contributing to student success and improving Webster administrative processes as we kick off the Fall semester. Updates for Fall 2019 include: attendance verification surveys, the flagging system and additions to the website resources. There will be future updates rolling out throughout fall semester and a variety of training options to get familiar with the system.

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Applications are open through Sept. 16, for activities beginning June 1, 2019 through May 31, 2020.

Applications for 2019-20 Adjunct Faculty Development Fund

August 15, 2019

Applications for the 2019-20 Adjunct Faculty Development Fund are now open. Applications will be accepted through Sept. 16, 2019. Requests for funds should be for activities during the period beginning June 1, 2019 through May 31, 2020. The fund, which was established in Spring 2016 by the Office of the Provost, is designed to support eligible adjunct faculty for professional development, professional travel and research activities.

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Julie Smith

In the News: Chess champ, Smith on media literacy, Film Series opens

August 14, 2019

Graduate student and alumnus Illya Nyzhnyk won the U.S. Open chess championship, drawing coverage in the Washington Times and a comparison to Bobby Fischer. ... Julie Smith was interviewed by South Korean radio about media literacy, and quoted in Education Dive on a similar topic. ... We Are Movie Geeks featured the opening of the 2019-20 Webster University Film Series with this weekend’s “Paris Is Burning.”

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Sheila Hwang

News Around Webster: Hwang, B. Smith, Stiles

July 29, 2019

Sheila Hwang has an article in the latest Jane Austen Society of North America journal, "Persuasions." ... Debbie Stiles presented a poster at the 77th Annual Conference of the International Council of Psychologists in Càdiz, Spain, and published an article related to her Faculty Research Grant in "The Peace Psychologist," an APA publication. ... Barry Smith has been appointed to the board of directors of the Advertising Club of Greater Saint Louis.

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Matt Vogel

In the News: Pickart on music career, Vogel's Big Bird in KC, Smith on media literacy, Laburda on mental health

July 25, 2019

Matt Pickart was a recent subject of "20Q," a feature that introduces readers to people involved in the area’s arts and entertainment community in The Gazette. ... Conservatory of Theatre Arts alumnus Matt Vogel and his work on "Sesame Street" was the focus of a July 10 Kansas City Star feature story. ... Julie Smith was quoted in Education Dive about a study that exposed the difficulties in trying to teach media literacy in K-12 environments. ... Webster alumna and licensed mental health counselor Mary Beth Laburda was a featured columnist in USA Today’s “Florida Today” section.

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Linda Woolf

News Around Webster: Filmmakers, Woolf on Social Justice, Miller-Struttmann on bees

July 18, 2019

Linda Woolf gave a presentation, “Hate groups: The many faces of enmity,” at the Gateway to Diversity Conference, and also had two new book chapters published, one with Michael Hulsizer. ... Nicole Miller-Struttmann is part of a panel discussion of native plant gardening and farming at St. Louis Public Library July 24. ... Several faculty, alumni and student had films screening at this month's St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase.

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Webster alumnus Austin Ratanasitee with the Stanley Cup.

Communications Alum Documents Stanley Cup-Winning Blues

July 08, 2019

For St. Louisans, June 12, 2019, will forever be etched in memory as the day the St. Louis Blues ended a 52-year wait for their first Stanley Cup. Webster University alumnus Austin Ratanasitee was there to help document it all in his role as video and digital content producer for Blue Note Productions. He gained hands-on experience for the role as an undergraduate and graduate student at Webster, where Ratanasitee was an integral part of Webster Athletics' digital media efforts, including live streaming of games, taking photos, creating graphics and social media.

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