Around Webster: McElwee Video Dec. 6; Hyman Arctic Photos Dec. 9; Schuster on Greene; Chapman on International Education

| December 5, 2013

Recent and upcoming professional accomplishments from Webster University faculty members include:

Still from Van McElwee's "And/Or"

Still from Van McElwee’s “And/Or”

Van McElwee’s ‘And/Or’ at Bruno David Gallery Dec. 6

School of Communications professor Van McElwee shows his video titled And/Or in the New Media Room at Bruno David Gallery this Friday, Dec. 6 from 5 to 9 p.m.  And/Or includes a wandering figure tracing tunnels through a space of possibilities. David Finkelstein of Film Threat calls And/Or “… A kind of evocative visual poetry, equally stimulating to the eye and the mind.

Click here for more information on McElwee or And/Or.

For more information on the opening or directions to Bruno David Gallery, visit

Photos from the Arctic by Randall Hyman

Photos from the Arctic by Randall Hyman

Randall Hyman’s ‘Shattered Arctic’: Images of the Arctic through climate change Dec. 9

From mid April through early August of this year, Webster University School of Education adjunct faculty member Randall Hyman traveled the Norwegian Arctic as an Independent Fulbright Scholar on research ships, coast guard vessels, snowmobiles and ice floes collecting stories, photos and videos about Norway’s struggle with climate change.

In a presentation at the St. Louis Zoo Monday, Dec. 9, Hyman takes his audience exploring glaciers, sitting astride icebergs, peering down seal holes in the frozen Arctic Ocean and edging along sheer cliffs amid breeding seabirds.

7:30 to 9 p.m., Monday, Dec. 9, 2013
St. Louis Zoo: Anheuser-Busch Theatre – The Living World
Admission is free. No reservations needed.

Joe Schuster Appalachian Essay on Fiction of Amy Greene

Joseph M. Schuster, professor in the School of Communications’ Department of Communications and Journalism, contributed a critical essay, “A Richness of Characters: The Fiction of Amy Greene,” to the Fall 2013 issue of Appalachian Heritage, a journal published by Berea (Ky.) College focused on literature from America’s Appalachian Region.

Chapman Presents at ASHE on International Education and Branch Campuses

Grant Chapman, associate vice president and director of International Programs, presented as part of a panel symposium on international education and international branch campuses at the Council on International Higher Education (CIHE) Forum during the Association of the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) Annual Conference held in downtown St. Louis on Nov. 13.

During the presentation, “Trust but Verify: Institutional and International Perspectives on Cross-border Quality Assurance,” Chapman spoke about strategies and tactics when operating international branch campuses. Grant spoke about internal and external quality assurance issues.

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