Campus Life

Students ‘toon’ in to Kinematifest

Staff and students gathered at Webster on April 15-16 to celebrate the ninth consecutive year of Kinematifest, where participants appreciate art and animation, as well as meet people working in the industry.

Students learn ‘living generously’

Students of the keystone seminar “Living Generously” have spent the last few weeks coming up with ways to do just that. The seminar, taught by adjunct professor of education Bob McMullen, is focused on how the concept of generosity affects those involved in the process of being charitable.

Edward Jones CEO to speak at Commencement

St. Louis-based finance firm leader Jim Weddle previously served on Webster’s Board of Trustees and Executive Committee. The upcoming commencement will be his first address to graduating students.

Going through “The Grind”

Webster University student Max Friedman was one of 250 submitted short LGBTQ plays for the BRIEFS Festival. His play about love and the art of communication was one of those chosen and was directed by Conservatory assistant professor Gad Guterman.

Art Prom honors David Bowie

Students came dressed in their best 70s glam ready to dance as a tribute to their favorite artist David Bowie. From his 1977 sailor look to his iconic lightning bolt tattoo, Bowie was represented at the annual Art Prom hosted by the Webster University Art Department.

VIDEO: Webster hosts its first Global Game Day to promote cultural exachanges

Webster University hosted its first Global Game Day April 6, organized by five different organizations on campus. The event was held to help International students and students who want to discover culture meet each other.

Ilyasah Shabazz reflects on father Malcolm X’s legacy

Ilyasah Shabazz, the third daughter of activist Malcolm X, spoke to students and faculty about her history, accepting herself and finding ways to combat racism Thursday, March 31 at Nerinx Hall.

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.

Art student constructs wooden car in parking lot

Students and faculty that pulled into Lot H Monday may have noticed a dome of green in one of the parking spots by the Art Department. Caitlin Grace made an instillation for her Intermediate Drawing class where she had been instructed by her professor Lyndon Barrois to engage directly with the lived environment.

Community Music School turns 90

One St. Louis piano teacher’s vision paved the way for the Community Music School (CMS) at Webster University, which is celebrating its ninetieth anniversary.

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.

Plain White T’s to play Webster’s Springfest

Plain White T’s will perform at Webster on Saturday, Apr. 16 for the 2016 Springfest concert. The Springest concert will take place in the Grant Gym at 7:30 p.m. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

A radical educational change

Webster University senior Jesse Smith joins St. Louis student organization for progressive students, which seeks to make changes in the education system.

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.

Students display art in ‘The Black Experience’

Seven Webster University students put on a show in the Visual Arts Building showcasing their lives as black individuals.

Tattoos of Webster

In the spring of 2016, The Journal set out to create a gallery chronicling the different tattoos that students and employees at Webster have on their bodies. Every tattoo holds significant meaning to those that get ink, and The Journal wants their stories to be heard.

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