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In the News

This regular column features links to the most significant stories about Webster University or stories that quote Webster faculty and staff members.

Jennifer Bell is interviewed by KSDK Bell Discusses Issues with the FAFSA

Director of Financial Aid Jennifer Bell was interviewed by KSDK about what Webster is doing to help students navigate the FAFSA form this year, given that the U.S. government’s form has multiple errors in it this year.

Blazer Discusses the Choices Facing Fontbonne Students

Lisa Blazer

Vice President of Enrollment Management Lisa Blazer was interviewed live on KMOX about the choices Fontbonne Students have to make in deciding their next steps, what it means to be a “teach out institution,” and what Webster is doing to help Fontbonne students transition into a new college and finish their degrees on time.

Brown-Kennerly Discusses Phage Camp

Victoria Brown-Kennerly

Biology Professor Victoria Brown-Kennerly was interviewed live on FOX 2 news about the College of Science and Health’s “Phage Camp” for high school students.

Morris and Reilly Discuss "Ferguson and Beyond"

St. Louis Public Radio’s “St. Louis on the Air” show focused on the “Ferguson and Beyond” exhibit currently on display in the Hunt Gallery. Adjunct Professor Terri Reilly was quoted.

Smith on Misinformation and Media Literacy

Julie Smith

School of Communications Instructor Julie Smith was interviewed by KSDK about the social media that has spread misinformation about a student fight at Hazelwood East High School.

KOMU (NBC Columbia) had a story about a hearing in the state legislature about a law that would introduce media literacy courses in Missouri public schools. The story mentioned that the idea for the law originated from Smith.

Miller-Struttmann on Climate Change

Nicole Miller-Struttmann

Biology Professor Nicole Miller-Struttmann was interviewed by St. Louis Public Radio about how climate change is linked to the earlier blooming of plants in the region.

Mahfood on Special Education in Kazakhstan

Stephanie Mahfood

School of Education Interim Dean Stephanie Mahfood was interviewed live on KMOX about how SOE is working with officials from Kazakhstan to bring special education programming to the public school system in that country. The station also wrote its own story about the program and put it online, where it was picked up and republished by other news outlets.

Martin on Violent Teen Crime

Claire Martin

Counseling Professor Claire Martin was interviewed by KSDK about a string of shootings in St. Louis where the victims or suspects were teenagers. She discussed why teens commit violent crimes and what needs to be done to address the issue.

Nursing Program's National Ranking

KMOX ran a short story about Webster’s graduate nursing program and Doctorate of Nurse Anesthesia Practice both being nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report in its 2024 graduate program list. (Clip not online).

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