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Opera Scenes Performances Jan. 20-22

January 20, 2017

The Opera Studio of Webster University's Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts presents scenes from five different operas combined in one performance on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 20-22, in Nerinx Hall's Heagney Theatre. These fully-staged scenes from Cosi fan tutte, Le nozze di Figaro, The Rake's Progress, Orphee and Eurydice, and La Boheme will include orchestra and guest music and stage directors. General admission is $10, and $5 for seniors. Admission for all students is free with valid student I.D.

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A rendering of the interior of the Interdisciplinary Science Building

Construction Update Jan 19 2017

January 19, 2017

All in the Webster University community are invited to give feedback Jan. 24 and 25 on the furniture under consideration for the new Interdisciplinary Science Building. At the ISB construction site, drywall continues to be placed and glass is being installed on the exterior. At the parking garage, crews have finished another bay, which will allow them to open up the parking spaces that were blocked off in the existing garage.

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Activist Bree Newsome will present the keynote address at the event. Newsome made headline in 2015 after being arrested for tearing down a Confederate flag from a South Carolina statehouse.

MLK Celebration Jan. 30: 'Tearing Hatred from the Sky'

January 19, 2017

Webster University's Multicultural Center and International Student Affairs will celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, Jan. 30 in the Luhr Building at 5:30 p.m. The event will include dinner, a band, and music from Webster University’s Gospel Choir. The keynote speech, entitled “Tearing Hatred from the Sky,” will be delivered by activist Bree Newsome. Free tickets can be picked up from MCISA tables in the University Center or by registering online.

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Seminar: Political and Historical Implications of the Trump Administration

January 19, 2017

The Department of History, Politics and International Relations is hosting a seminar series open to the broader community, and available for student credit, with guest speakers and readings on the political and historical implications of the Trump Administration. Seating is limited and begins Monday, Jan. 23.

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Freshman Writing Award competition

Submissions Now Open for Freshman Writing Award Competition

January 18, 2017

Submissions are now being accepted for the annual Freshman Writing Award competition. Please consider nominating one or more of your student's papers for this award. Submissions must have been written for a class during the Fall 2016 semester, they may be in any genre, they must be a minimum of 500 words long, and they must be written in English.  

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FDC Monthly Faculty Writing Hours Begin Feb. 3

January 18, 2017

The Faculty Development Center invites all part-time and full-time faculty to participate in monthly writing hours in the FDC Suite, a quiet space designated for faculty use. All are welcome, and coffee and tea will be provided. Click through to view the Writing Hours schedule for Spring 2017. In addition, the Library and the FDC will offer a full-day writing retreat on March 31.

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student panel

Student Town Hall Today

January 18, 2017

All students are invited to attend a Student Town Hall session on Thursday, Jan. 19, at noon in Sunnen Lounge for a discussion of Webster's Stance on Hate and Harassment. The panel will include Ted Hoef, dean of Students, and Nicole Roach, associate vice president of Diversity and Inclusion. Cases will be explored in small groups, with a pizza lunch provided.

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Submit Parent Emergency Fund Nominations by Feb. 24

January 17, 2017

The Webster University Parent Council started the Parent Emergency Fund in 2016 and are looking for nominations for the grant to be given out in March 2017. This fund offers financial assistance to qualified students who lose their bread-winning parent due to death, severe illness, loss of job or circumstances of a similar gravity, while enrolled at the University. If you know of a student in need, submit nominations by Feb. 24.

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