April 2011 Campus Kudos

| April 25, 2011

Jeffrey Carter, chair, Department of Music, received the 2011 Distinguished Music Alumnus Award from the University of Central Missouri in April. Carter’s MA degree in vocal performance was awarded by UCMO fifteen years ago.

Alexandre Vautravers, head of International Relations Department, Webster Geneva, was interviewed by Al Jazeera regarding the state of political affairs in Cote d’Ivore, a West African country, which has been engulfed in turmoil for the last decade. The story aired April 11 in an edition of “Inside Story,” which also featured commentary from Gamal Nkrumah, the deputy editor of Al Ahram Weekly and Renaud Girard, the chief foreign correspondent of the French Newspaper, Le Figaro. Click here to view video.

Vera Parkin, piano instructor; preparatory program artistic coordinator and Suzuki Ensemble co-director, Community Music School of Webster University and Webster’s Department of Music, was honored as the Saint Louis Symphony Music Educator of the Year. David Robertson, Saint Louis Symphony Music Director, presented the award April 15 at Powell Symphony Hall preceding the 8 p.m. concert. In addition to teaching piano to young children through college-age students, Parkin is founding director of the Preparatory Program at the Community Music School, a program designed for advanced middle-through-high-school-age music students who anticipate pursuing a career in music.

Tyann Cherry, senior academic advisor, Academic Advising, was recently named to the Webinar Advisory Board for NACADA (National ACademic ADvising Association). Cherry currently serves as chair of the Distance Learning Commission for NACADA.

Bill Barrett, professor, Electronic and Photographic Media, had five photographs — two never before published — included in the newly released book, All is Grace: A Biography of Dorothy Day, by Jim Forest, Orbis Books, Maryknoll New York.

Eileen Solomon, professor, Communications and Journalism, was interviewed for the article, St. Louis Media Experts Offer Different Takes on ’60 Minutes’ Report, in the Clayton-Richmond Heights Patch online newsletter, April 22. Solomon and Repps Hudson, an adjunct instructor in journalism and international affairs at Washington University, present opposing viewpoints regarding a recent 60 Minutes broadcast questioning the truthfulness of bestselling author Greg Mortenson, who has been invited to speak at Fontbonne University’s commencement ceremony this spring. Click here to read article.

Webster University was included in the article, “Where to Get a U.S. Degree Overseas,” in the Education Life section of The New York Times, April 17. The article quotes President Beth Stroble concerning Webster’s first campus in Geneva (including a picture in the print edition), which opened in 1978, and includes information about Webster’s international MBA program and the more than 2,000 students enrolled in Webster campuses in Geneva, Leiden, London, Vienna, Shanghai and Thailand.

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