In the News: Webster Alum at Tony Awards; Rishe on NBA, Stanley Cup

| June 25, 2013

Recent news media coverage involving Webster University community members includes:

Jerry Mitchell wasn’t the only Webster University connection at the recent Tony Awards. Alumna Amy Gornet was there thanks to her work as stage manager for A Christmas Story. Read an interview with her in the Webster Groves Patch. Said Gornet of the Conservatory of Theatre Arts in Webster’s Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts:

“It is a great program that is affiliated with the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis and Opera Theatre of St. Louis.  That means that there is a lot of opportunity to work with working theatre professionals.  The best way to learn about stage managing is to actually work in theatre and to work with as many people as possible.”

Speaking of the University’s partnership with professional theatres, that relationship puts all on the map when international publications like the Financial Times review shows like The Kiss by the Opera Theatre.

Meanwhile, the Webster Groves Patch also covered Webster’s new online degree completion program, formally announced last week.

Finally, with both the National Hockey League and National Basketball Association concluding their championships over the past week, sports economics expert Patrick Rishe, professor of business in the George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology, covered the economic effects in his Forbes online columns about the champion Miami Heat and Chicago Blackhawks.

Category: Advancement, Faculty, Webster in the News

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