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Paul Davis conducts.

Webster University Orchestra Presents World Premiere Feb. 25

February 23, 2018

The Webster University Orchestra, under the direction of Paul Davis, will perform a new work by fellow music professor Kim Portnoy on Sunday, Feb. 25, at the Community Music School. "Ink on Water" is the middle movement of an orchestral suite composed last year as a sabbatical project. The suite, “Three Pieces After Pictures by Benson Portnoy,” is inspired by the digital fractal computer art of the composer’s brother, Benson Portnoy.

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Tarana Burke, founder of the Me Too movement, speaks at Webster University on Feb. 19, 2018.

In the News: Burke's visit, and Ibroscheva, Cummings and Thomas on MeToo

February 23, 2018

The visit by #MeToo founder Tarana Burke to the Webster Groves campus this week generated coverage on television, radio and print media. School of Communications Associate Dean Elza Ibroscheva, Webster psychology major Baleisha Thomas and Colette Cummings, associate dean of students, also appeared on the Fox 2/Channel 11 program “The Pulse of St. Louis” to discuss Burke’s lecture and what the #MeToo movement means for universities as a whole.

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Christy Capkovic '11 Named to SLIAC Hall of Fame Class of 2018

February 22, 2018

The St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference announced the members of their 2018 Hall of Fame Class, and one of this year's honorees is Webster alumna Christy Capkovic, a standout member of the University's women's soccer program from 2007-10. Capkovic will be honored during the league's annual Award Banquet, which is scheduled for May 15.

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Dr. Donna Cartwright, Dr. Eric Rhiney, Outstanding Undergraduate Marketing Student from Webster University Rachel Mencel, and Dr. David Brennan

Outstanding Marketing Student Honored by Faculty at AMA Conference

February 22, 2018

Webster faculty and students from Webster University’s George Herbert Walker School of Business and Technology marketing program attended the 57th Annual AMA Student Marketing Conference. The conference, sponsored by the St. Louis chapter of the American Marketing Association, was held in St. Louis on Feb. 16. The conference featured presentations by several regional marketing professionals.

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Ellen Hansen, senior policy advisor to the Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, UNHCR. [Photo: Oliver O'Hanlon]

Geneva's 23rd Humanitarian Conference Addresses Refugees, Migration

February 22, 2018

Webster University Geneva’s 23rd International Humanitarian and Security Conference drew 250 to Geneva’s U.N. district for five keynote speakers and two dozen panelists around the theme, “The Need for Effective Global Compacts on Refugees and Migration.” The annual conference was organized in cooperation with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), and benefited from the High Patronage of the Government of the Republic and Canton of Geneva.

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Enhance your Adobe Creative Cloud skills

Library Announces Adobe Creative Cloud Bootcamps

February 21, 2018

The Library is excited to announce a series of eight, half-day intensive workshops that will help students reach their potential in class and at work with Adobe Creative Cloud. Experts will teach a variety of subjects- creative resume building, 3-D printing, data visualization and more -- all using the Adobe products already available to students. Students will create an item for their portfolio that will allow them to share information and follow their passions.

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A kick-off open to everyone will be held on March 8

Webster University Bike Share Program Kick-Off

February 21, 2018

Join the Webster University Sustainability Office and campus partners for the grand opening of our first-ever campus bike share program. Come see the bikes, learn how they work, and take home some free coffee, bagels, resources and swag (while supplies last). The kick-off is open to all and will be held on Thursday, March 8, on the University Center patio.

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Writing Center Open to All Webster Community Members

February 21, 2018

The Writing Center and Online Writing Center gives students, faculty, and staff feedback on essays, projects, theses, dissertations, and professional articles. Students are encouraged to use the face-to-face Writing Center whenever possible for real-time feedback and discussion. Graduate students, online students, and students at extended and international campuses are encouraged to use the OWC for writing needs.

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The Briefing Book published by the Foreign Policy Association

Discuss Global Issues with Webster Faculty in Great Decisions 2018

February 21, 2018

Alumni, students and members of the Webster Community are invited to Great Decisions 2018, the ever-popular series of current events presentations and discussions led by Webster University faculty and sponsored by the Webster University Alumni Association. The schedule this year will run eight consecutive Monday evenings, March 5 to April 23. Register online or by calling the Alumni Office at 314-968-7149.

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Cleo Parker Robinson (Photo by Michele Knudsen)

Webster Dance Hosts Guest Choreographer Cleo Parker Robinson

February 20, 2018

Webster University's Department of Dance will host guest choreographer Cleo Parker Robinson on Feb. 28 for an open rehearsal and an artist conversation on "Race and Gender in the Dance World." The events are free and open to the public, co-sponsored by Webster's Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies Committee and the Department of Dance.

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Register now for  the Spring 2018 Faculty Writing Retreat

Registration Open for March 9 Spring Faculty Writing Retreat

February 20, 2018

Registration is now open for the Spring 2018 Faculty Writing Retreat, to be held on Friday, March 9, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., in the Faculty Development Center Suite (Emerson Library, Suite 420). The Library and the Faculty Development Center invite all faculty, both full-time and part-time, to participate. If you’re struggling to set aside time for a particular project or you just need some momentum, mark your calendar for this retreat.

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Elizabeth Sausele will lead a discussion on assessing creative student work

Creativity and Evidence Faculty Learning Community Meets Feb. 22

February 19, 2018

The next meeting of the Creativity and Evidence Learning Community will be held Thursday, Feb. 22, 3-4 p.m., in the Faculty Development Center Suite, Library room 420. All part-time and full-time faculty and academic partners are invited to join the group’s monthly meetings, which focus on using digital tools to promote creativity while teaching skills such as critical thinking, digital literacy, and effective communication. At our upcoming meeting, Elizabeth Sausele, Instructor in the International Human Rights Program, will be leading a discussion on assessing creative student work.

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The event includes a variety of activities for all ages to increase cultural exposure and understanding.

Happy New Year from the Confucius Institute

February 16, 2018

The Confucius Institute at Webster University rang in the the year of the dog with its annual Chinese New Year celebration on Monday, Feb. 13, in the Grant Gymnasium. Over 500 local K-12 students, parents, teachers and Webster University staff and students attended. The keynote speaker was Chinese-American guitarist Kaiser Kuo, co-founder of the popular Chinese heavy metal band Tang Dynasty and a leader of initiatives promoting greater China-U.S. cultural understanding.

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The festival celebrates band, choir, theater, and visual art

Choral Faculty Lead Festival Choirs from Tennessee to India

February 15, 2018

Department of Music faculty recently led festival choirs from Tennessee to New Delhi. Trent Patterson, director of Choral Studies, and Stuart Chapman Hill, director of Music Education, were invited guest conductors for the two-day Rutherford County Choral Festival in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, at the end of January. The following week, Hill was the first guest choral conductor in the history of the three-day Middle East South Asia Conference Senior Arts Festival (MESAC), held in New Delhi, India.

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