March 23, 2017

Author: Bill Loellke


‘He’s everybody’s friend’

Webster University senior Devin Yuji Spencer, Jr. of Japan has jumped between his home country and the United States many times for his schooling. While in the U.S., Spencer came to Webster and, in his last semester, received the Global Citizen Award at the annual Student Leadership Awards Ceremony.


WGST program holds open house

College of Arts and Sciences Associate Dean Danielle MacCartney said women’s studies has been a part of Webster University since its inception. Women and Gender Studies became a formal program a few years ago and held its informational open house Thursday, March 31.

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A “warrior of faith”

Webster University graduate student Audriana Smith was having trouble finding a job she was passionate about after her undergraduate studies in broadcasting. Smith, a devout Christian, prayed that God would help her find her way.

A drag galaxy far, far away

Webster University drag queens and kings took to the stars to perform at the 20th annual Drag Ball, hosted by professional drag performers Siren and Rydyr. Sophomore Elizabeth Swanson created the personality Vicki Mirage to perform for the first time.

Webster dance major Melanie Harvengt (left) goes over moves with student Tayler Kinner (right) during a rehearsal of “The Living Space,” which will run at the Kranzberg Arts Center for two nights.  MORIAH BOYCE / The Journal
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The art of ‘effortless effort’

Saint Louis Symphony Associate Concertmaster and violinist Heidi Harris said a performer has to learn to be one with their body. Harris is teaching a master class at Webster University teaching yoga to help students enhance performance.

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