April 23, 2017

News

Webster students fined for parking at Eden Seminary

On Jan. 14, Director of Public Safety Dan Pesold made a blog post warning students of the penalties they could face for parking in lots controlled by Eden Theological Seminary. Students who continued to illegally park on Eden’s campus after Jan. 17 would be subject to ticketing, he said, and would pay any fines owed to Eden.

DAVID NASH /The Journal Kodachrome film canisters fill a bin inside Dwayne’s Photo lab Dec. 30, 2010 in Parsons, Kansas. The processing lab had an overflow of packages of film the last week of December.
EVA CONNORS /The Journal One of the 32 new Steinway pianos purchased last month by the music department of Webster University.
MEGAN DEGONIA/ The Journal Jane Robert, Webster University 1969 alumna, and her husband, Bruce Robert, announced on Dec. 14 their one million dollar donation to begin the Jane and Bruce Robert Professorship in French and Francophone Studies.

French program searches for professor

On Dec. 14, Jane Robert and her husband Bruce announced their donation of $1 million to establish a French professorship. The professorship will add another full-time French professor to Webster University’s French Program. Currently, Emily Thompson is the only full-time professor.

JOSHUA MAASSEN/ The Journal   Police and firefighters tend to the scene of the accident along Big Bend Blvd. in front of the music building at Webster University. Both drivers did not sustain severe injuries from the accident.
JOSHUA MAASSEN/ The Journal Jan Jost Fritz, German instructor, teaches his Intermediate German class.  Currently Webster University offers a total of 56 foreign-language courses.

Foreign language classes canceled due to low enrollment

Webster promotes “Global Citizenship,” but class rosters are showing that not all students share that same idea. On average, three foreign language classes are canceled per semester at Webster University said Paula Hanssen, chair and assistant professor of the department of international languages and cultures. Due to lack of enrollment, these cancellations mostly regard non-conventional languages like Arabic, Mandarin, or Thai.

COLLEEN DOHERTY / The Journal   Mandy Whaley, Amber Franek, and Amanda Gouvenia in the early stages of dance rehearsal Jan. 15, in the large dance studio.
EVA CONNORS / The Journal

Search for associate provost close to an end

Webster University entered the Spring 2011 semester with three administrative positions to fill. Last week Webster invited students, faculty and staff to attend open forums for both the associate provost for planning, policies and operations and the chief communications officer/associate vice president for communications and strategic marketing.