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Around Webster: Erickson play opens; Rockwell in Peru; McElwee, Cosic screenings

May 17, 2017

Michael Erickson's "Honor Student" opens this weekend, directed by alumnus Taylor Gruenloh. ... Van McElwee's "Objects In A Landscape" was screened at the National Gallery of Art this month, while "Flag And Its Shadow" opened in Los Angeles. ... Several Zlatko Cosic films are screening this month in St. Louis and in June at the OtherMovie Lugano Film Festival in Switzerland. ... Rick Rockwell gave two presentations at the Latin American Studies Association conference in Lima, Peru.

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Tom Oates returned to Webster in 2012 as the inaugural director of Webster's campus in Accra, Ghana.

Founding Director of Ghana Campus, Media/Journalism Program, Retiring

May 16, 2017

Tom Oates, the inaugural director of Webster’s Ghana campus, is retiring at the end of May. Oates first joined the then-Webster College in 1972, spending eight years in roles that included director of the Media Center and founding director of the media and journalism undergraduate degree program and the MA in Media Studies. He returned to Webster in 2012 upon the establishment and opening of the Ghana campus in Accra.

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Scenes from Webster University commencement ceremonies in Vienna, St. Louis, Geneva and Leiden (clockwise from top left)

Snapshots: 2017 Commencement Ceremonies around the World

May 15, 2017

Commencement season is in high gear at Webster University, with several ceremonies at campuses around the world taking place last weekend, and more to come through the summer. The largest was the 98th annual ceremony at The Muny in St. Louis, which attracted grads and families from across the network. See photos and links for the scenes from several ceremonies celebrating this year's 6,058 grads who add to a network of 192,000 alumni.

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Webster in the news

In the News: Polgar Israel feature; Solomon on media mergers; Hall on Comey; van Marissing on leadership

May 12, 2017

Susan Polgar was profiled in the Times of Israel feature, "The female chess grandmaster who checked male privilege," Eileen Solomon was quoted in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Sinclair's proposed purchase of Tribune Media, William Hall was quoted on Jeff Sessions' role in James Comey's firing, and Jean Paul van Marissing was interviewed for thoughts on leadership in the Dutch magazine, Hello Zuidas.

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FDC holds Faculty Writing Hours May 5

May 02, 2017

The Faculty Development Center (FDC) invites all part-time and full-time faculty to close out the term with this year’s final writing hours session on May 5, 1-4 p.m., FDC Suite (Library 420). Writing hours provide a quiet space and designated time for work so that faculty can free themselves from distractions, enjoy the camaraderie of working side-by-side with colleagues, and simply carve out time for their research and writing projects.

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Learn, engage and support student research at Webster!

RAD Schedule: Join in Supporting Student Research May 5-6

May 02, 2017

Take a break from your end-of-semester tasks and come out to support undergraduate and graduate student research at the Research Across Disciplines Conference May 5-6. This spring's conference features a lineup of diverse topics from a variety of disciplines, including psychology, biological sciences, education, music, art, French, literature, nursing and so much more. Among the 47 presentations, six will be via teleconference and one will be via creative display.

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Faculty Recognized at 24th Annual Student Leadership Awards Dinner

May 02, 2017

In addition to the numerous students honored at the 24th Annual Student Leadership Awards Ceremony on April 28, the Learning Happens Everywhere award was presented to faculty members Debra Carpenter, Mary Preuss and Carol Williams in recognition of their exemplary collaboration with Student Affairs professionals. The Student Organization Advisor Award went to AIGA advisor Noriko Yuasa.

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Photography students

Students Search for 'Perfect Shot' in Chiang Rai, Thailand

May 01, 2017

Led by Webster Thailand lecturer Thomas Groves, a group of photography students from the Leiden, St. Louis and Hua Hin campuses traveled more than 940 kilometers to far northern Thailand in search of the "perfect shot." Located in the pristine mountains of Wiang Pa Pao, students had the opportunity to explore the natural scenery along with the impressive organic coffee farm nearby.

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Lombok, Indonesia

A Photographer's Dream in Indonesia

April 25, 2017

As part of a creative research program for Webster University Thailand’s media communications faculty member Thomas Martin Ronald Groves recently completed and published a photo book entitled "A Glimpse of Kawah Ljen and Lombok, Indonesia." Situated just east of Indonesia’s tourist island of Bali, Lombok is famous for its pristine beaches, adventurous surfing and unique wildlife. The Kawah Ljen volcano and sulphur mines in East Java, meanwhile, provide a completely different setting.

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Forensics and Debate Team Showcase Performance April 26

April 24, 2017

The Webster University Forensics and Debate Team will host its annual “Showcase Performance” on Wednesday, April 26, from 12-1 p.m. in the Library Conference Room. The showcase will feature performances that earned national honors, including the national championship. There will also be an opportunity to visit with the student members after the performances. Light refreshments will be provided.

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Webster University Advertising Campaign class is once again the District 9 winner of the National Student Advertising Competition

Advertising Campaign Class Wins Student Advertising Competition, Heads to Nationals

April 20, 2017

The Webster University Advertising Campaign class is once again the District 9 winner of the National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC). The team, made up of 15-member team of copywriters, designers, and account service members, received 1st place and received a special recognition for "Outstanding Graphic Design." With the district win, they will now compete in semifinals from May 4-5.

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Webster community members in the news

In the News: Legal Studies and human trafficking; Smith on fake news; Algieri on U.S.-Europe-China relations

April 14, 2017

The "Stop Human Trafficking" event co-sponsored by the Legal Studies Department was covered on KPLR TV and St. Louis Public Radio, School of Communications adjunct faculty member Julie Smith was interviewed in a Washington Post Magazine feature on media literacy and fake news, and Vienna international relations head Franco Algieri was interviewed by Der Standard on U.S., China and Europe relations.

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Journal Awards

Journal Staff Earns 21 Award Wins at MCMA Conference

April 13, 2017

The staff of the Webster University student newspaper, The Journal, received 21 awards from the Missouri College Media Association, including first place Sweepstakes Award in its division of college newspapers. This award acknowledges the most awards won overall. The six other first place awards included best website, news writing, column writing, feature photo, and entertainment and political cartoons.

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News around Webster

News Around Webster: Rosenblum, Workie, Cuille, McGrath, Cosic

April 12, 2017

Warren Rosenblum was awarded a fellowship at the U.S. Holocaust Museum and Memorial. Lionel Cuille presented at an International French Studies colloquium. Kim McGrath presented "Women in Leadership: How to Prepare for Difficult Conversations" at the Forum on Education Abroad. Menbere Workie is publishing a monthly commentary on economics and finance. Zlatko Cosic's newest film, "Even The Birds Know It," will screen at a festival in Gdańsk, Poland.

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