Profiles

Webster student comes to America for pop music

Advertising major Helio Qendro first discovered America through the songs of Britney Spears. Now, he has traveled to America to pursue his American dream.

Webster student self-publishes second novel

Game and game design major Preston Lingle writes as a hobby. This has led to two-self published novels and a dream to write for role playing video games.

Webster student travels to St. Louis for music

Lian de Rijke's passion for music has lead her from her home in the Netherlands to the foreign land of St. Louis, MO.

Fertility experiences inspire alumna’s new film

When alumna Zoe Kennison was told by a doctor that it was a woman's duty to have children, this inspired her to create a film that tackles the experiences and pressures on women regarding parenthood.

Alumnus Cody Renard Richard takes Webster lessons to the Hamilton stage

Webster University alumnus Cody Renard Richard knows how to work the stage. His skills as a stage manager brought him to the biggest show on Broadway, as well as to nationally televised musical events.

Student delegate Natalie Fuller trades Illinois for international

LEIDEN, Netherlands - From Metro-east to far-east, Natalie Fuller traveled to Budapest with the Webster Leiden delegation to take part in a simulated experience to solve diplomatic matters.

Webster alumni and students collaborate for brand-new sci-fi racing game

Independent game developing studio Happy Badger Studio are putting the finishing touches on SmuggleCraft, a racing game where players will smuggle contraband between three factions.

Senior takes charge in social life after health setbacks

Webster University senior Sammya Morgan fought pneumonia and ovarian cancer, which hampered their grades. Morgan persisted, and is currently involved in multiple organizations at Webster.

Webster alumna and author Patricia McKissack dies at 72

Patricia McKissack dedicated her life to writing children's stories centered around African-American history and folklore along with her husband Fredrick L. McKissack.

Webster alumnus Bryan Alaspa goes for horror, thrills in published works

A radio host speaks on air with a serial killer. An elevator serves as a gate to an alternate reality. A man walks into customs at the airport with credentials from a non-existent country.These stories come from the mind of Webster alumnus Bryan Alaspa, class of 1993.

Webster professor John Coveyou leads company in creating science-based tabletop games

What happens when you combine science with tabletop games? You get the creations of John Coveyou, an adjunct faculty member whose games span topics in biology, chemistry and physics.

Former Webster student brings his moves to The Lion King musical

Geoff Myers, who studied at Webster for two years, has been dancing to the "Circle of Life" since 2003, when he joined a Chicago production of The Lion King. That relationship has been ongoing, and his role has expanded since.

The St. Louis “Ripper” connection

Could Jack the Ripper have died in St. Louis? Dr. Francis Tumblety, a suspect in the murders, did. Webster University graduate student Michael Sandknop is looking into the connection as well as the evidence in his upcoming documentary.

Webster alum becomes only personal trainer at Anytime Fitness

Webster University alum Shane Jenne graduated in 2014 with an audio production degree, but since then has become a personal trainer.

Scene design major Robert Ashurst to receive national honor

The audience is seated. The lights dim. The curtain rises, and the spotlight focuses on the actors. One person stands back and watches as his and others’ work is on full display. That work is the set and that person is Webster University scene design major Robert Ashurst.

SGA approves new ceramics club

Carrie Juenger was not allowed to have a horse when she was a child. Now, she is determined to have 1,000 horses.

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