Around Webster: Collins Named Judge; Stevens on Sisters of Loretto; Thailand Student Honored

| July 23, 2013

News from around the Webster University community:

Collins Tapped for U.S. Magistrate Judge

Noelle Collins, adjunct professor in Legal Studies, has been selected by the district judges of the United States District Court of the Eastern District of Missouri to fill a vacancy for United States Magistrate Judge. Collins was selected from nominees submitted by a Merit Selection Panel, which consisted of St. Louis area attorneys and lay persons. Collins has prosecuted cases involving narcotics, gun crimes and money laundering and currently heads a task force of state and federal law enforcement agencies to coordinate prosecutions for human trafficking offenses. She will begin her term in November upon the retirement of Judge Frederick R. Buckles.

Stevens Presents on Sisters of Loretto and Underground Railroad

Annie Stevens, adjunct faculty in Religious Studies, presented a paper, “Busted Again: the Sisters of Loretto and the Underground Railroad,” at the international Conference on the History of Women Religious at the University of St. Catherine, St. Paul, Minn., June 24, 2013.

Thailand Grad Student Travel Essay Award

Charles McKinney, a School of Communications graduate student at Webster University Thailand in Bangkok, recently won third place in the global annual online Chinese culture contest for his travel tale, “Inner Mongolia: Where Mystery Meets Magic.” The same article was published last month on this travel blog: www.ttetravels.com/inner-mongolia.

A media communications major from Delaware, McKinney has been studying at the Thailand campus since January of this year while continuing to juggle part-time freelance writing and editing. He recently represented Webster at the annual Thailand International Education Expo (TIEE) in February, when he and fellow Webster students were interviewed about their experiences as college students and guests in the “land of smiles.”

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