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Lynch named interim director of Confucius Institute

Bill Lynch Named Interim Director of Confucius Institute

September 30, 2016

The Office of Academic Affairs announced that William (Bill) Lynch, professor in the Conservatory of Theatre Arts and former director of Webster’s London campus, has been named interim director of the Confucius Institute at Webster University. Lynch joined Webster University in 1992 as associate professor of voice and speech and was promoted to full professor in 2006. He served as London director from 2009 to 2015.

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A rendering of the Interdisciplinary Science Building

Construction Update Sept 30 2016

September 30, 2016

The steel beam that can be signed by students, faculty and staff will be placed as early as 7:30 a.m. Oct. 14 in the Mary Ann Lee Plaza so that it can be signed. In other construction news, more than half of the drilled piers for the garage expansion have been completed and concrete is being poured in the garage project and at the ISB.

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The atrium includes the names of 2,986 alumni plus skylines from Webster locations around the globe.

Vienna 35th Anniversary Display Honors Alumni, Global Campuses

September 30, 2016

With Webster University celebrating 35 years in Vienna, a new art installation in the atrium of the Palais Wenkheim includes the names of all 2,986 alumni of the Vienna campus as well as landmark skylines from Webster's campus locations in Vienna, Leiden, Geneva, Athens, Accra, Beijing, Bangkok and St. Louis. Designed by Seth Weiner, adjunct faculty member, the display offers visitors a stunning visual reminder of the connections among alumni throughout the campus network.

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Malfunction and Technical Hiccup in Assner-Alvey Exhibit, Opening Reception

September 30, 2016

Robin Assner-Alvey's work is part of the next exhibit at Duet Gallery in downtown St. Louis, in a collection with Washington, D.C., artist Dean Kessmann, where both play with malfunction and the technical hiccup. Assner-Alvey combines the ghostly apparition as a series of abstractions that radiate in layers from the edge of the figure to the edge of the frame. The opening reception at Duet Gallery is Friday, Oct. 7, 6 p.m.

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After Orlando: An International Theatre Action

Gateway Campus Hosts 'After Orlando: An International Theatre Action'

September 29, 2016

Webster University’s Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts is proud to participate in “After Orlando: An International Theatre Action” in response to the tragic shooting at Pulse Night Club earlier this year. With its event on Thursday, Oct. 13, Webster University joins a long list of national and international theatre companies and schools that are sponsoring readings of new plays commissioned in remembrance of the victims. The project was conceived by Missing Bolts Productions and the NoPassport Theatre Alliance and Press in New York City.

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Faculty can register to have conference fees covered.

Focus on Teaching and Technology Conference Registration

September 29, 2016

The Faculty Development Center (FDC) is pleased to announce the opportunity for St. Louis-based Webster full- and part-time faculty to participate in regional teaching conferences with registration fees covered by the FDC (a $100-$300 benefit to Webster faculty members). Opportunities for Fall 2016 include the Nov. 3-4 Focus On Teaching and Technology conference at UMSL.

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Webster University’s Department of Dance Presents Shedding, a Bachelor of Fine Arts Choreographic Concert

BFA Choreographic Concert 'Shedding': Oct. 6-8

September 28, 2016

Webster University’s Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts Department of Dance presents Shedding. The concert showcases the original choreography of senior BFA Dance candidates: Camaron Ballard, DJ Duncan, Jacob Henss, and Molly Ryan. Shedding runs Oct. 6 and 7 at 7:30 p.m., and Oct. 8 at 2 p.m. The performance is located in Stage III, the lower level of Webster Hall, 470 E. Lockwood Ave. The concert is free and open to the public, though donations are accepted.

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children's book

16th Annual Children's Book Drive Begins Sept. 30

September 28, 2016

The annual Webster Works Worldwide Children's Book Drive collects new and "gently used" books for children from infants to teens, donating them to schools and other agencies serving low-income families. Since the project began, 15,393 books have been donated by Webster students, faculty, and staff. To donate, look for golden collection boxes around campus.

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rendered invisible

'Rendered Visible' Curated Exhibit Addresses Incarceration, Justice System

September 28, 2016

An opening reception for "Rendered Visible" will be held on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Arcade Contemporary Art Projects located at Webster University’s Gateway Campus in downtown St. Louis. "Rendered Visible" is a curated exhibit of works by seven artists addressing the topic of American incarceration and the justice system.

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Eleven students from nine countries and three continents come together in Cha-Am.

Snapshot of Webster with 9 Nationalities in Thailand ESL Class

September 28, 2016

Diversity is the norm across Webster classes, but this fall's ESL class in Thailand, with 11 students from nine countries and three different continents, has initiated a special kind of chemistry among students who are learning English as well as about customs and cultures very different from their own. "This mix of nationalities creates an amazing atmosphere of friendship, sharing and learning," said professor Charles Emond

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Reflective Teaching Community to Discuss Grading versus Growth

September 28, 2016

The Reflective Teaching Community (RTC) will hold its next session on Friday, Oct. 7, 12 to 1 p.m. All part-time and full-time faculty and academic partners are invited to join the group for discussion and a pizza lunch in the Faculty Development Center Suite (Emerson Library 420).

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The inaugural summit included 29 students from eight campuses.

Global Student Leadership Summit Set for June 2017 in Vienna

September 28, 2016

Vienna has been selected as the host for the Webster University 2017 Global Student Leadership Summit (GSLS) to be held June 3-10, 2017, President Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble and Provost Julian Schuster announced this week. Strong interest following the inaugural 2015 summit in St. Louis resulted in plans to repeat the program every two years and rotate its location around Webster’s international campuses. A cohort of 26 student leaders will be recruited from the campuses in Accra, Geneva, Leiden, St. Louis, Thailand and Vienna.

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Conservatory Presents 'Slasher' Sept. 28-Oct. 9

September 27, 2016

The Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University presents "Slasher" Sept. 28-Oct. 9, with performances in Emerson Studio Theatre. This hilarious dark comedy won high praise at its premiere at the 2009 Humana Festival. It’s a night of laughs...with a few screams mixed in. This production contains violence and strong language and is intended for mature audiences only.

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