News Around Webster: Marcella, Renz on Security; Carter’s Compositions; Ćosić Exhibit Jan. 25; Stringer Presents at DBA Conference

| January 10, 2014

Recent professional news and achievements involving Webster University community members includes:

Webster professors Marcella and Renz’s security article was published in the January 2014 ISSA Journal.

Marcella and Renz on Consumer Security

Security experts and Walker School of Business & Technology professors Al Marcella and Gary Renz had an article published in the January 2014 Journal for the Information Systems Security Association.

In the article, “Privacy Lost:  A Trip to the Mall,” Marcella and Renz explore and reveal the incredible amount of information that is collected on individuals during a seemingly innocuous trip to the mall, asking readers to consider if it is privacy lost or information collected. Click here to read the full article and learn what security concerns consumers need to be aware of when shopping at the mall.

Carter’s Original Holiday Music Fills St. Louis, Kansas City Cathedrals

Jeffrey Carter, chair of the Department of Music, had the pleasure of conducting the premiere of Christmas Day, a new choral work he wrote while on sabbatical. The original piece was written for Grace & Holy Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Kansas City, Mo., where Carter also guest-conducted all the music for the special Christmas Eve service on Dec. 24.

On Dec. 29, Carter also witnessed the debut of his new solo work written in December, O’er the world in silence keeping, sung at a concert at St. Joan of Arc Church in St. Louis on Dec. 29. Click here to hear the sound file of O’er the world in silence keeping.

Ćosić's Identity Artifacts, 2013, is an installation containing a collection of IDs, passports, military permits, letters and other personal papers that reflect the transition from the past (socialist European youth) to the present (capitalist American adulthood)

Ćosić’s Identity Artifacts, 2013, is an installation containing a collection of IDs, passports, military permits, letters and other personal papers.

Video Art Exhibit by SOC’s Ćosić at Gallery 210

The first exhibit at St. Louis’ Gallery 210 opens Saturday, Jan. 25 with Still Adjusting, by video artist and School of Communications adjunct faculty member Zlatko Ćosić. The exhibition features seven experimental and non-fiction short videos and an installation inspired by the artist’s experience of dislocation resulting from 1990s conflicts in the former Yugoslavia, addressing themes of dislocation, identity, immigration, culture shock and assimilation.

A talk and slide presentation by Ćosić in the gallery’s auditorium begins at 4 p.m., immediately followed by a reception from 5-7 p.m. Gallery 210 is located on the University of Missouri-St. Louis campus. Call 314-516-5976 for more information.

Stringer is the director of the long-standing DBA partnership between Webster University and GEM.

Webster University’s Kevin Stringer (L) discussed DBA degrees as part of a round table at the Doctoral School at the Grenoble School of Management (GEM).

Stringer Presents at Grenoble DBA Conference

Kevin D. Stringer, associate professor and chair of the Walker School of Business & Technology at the Geneva campus, presented at the Doctoral School at the Grenoble School of Management’s (GEM) 20th anniversary celebration of its Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree. The celebration, held Nov. 28, 2013, in Grenoble, France, included international speakers and round table discussions on the market position of the DBA and its impact on career paths.

Stringer participated in the first round table discussion, Business Schools and DBAs: A virtuous circle?, and proposed a qualitative case-study of DBA versus PhD programs, which showed how DBA programs are strategic enhancers for business schools offering the program. The audience reacted with a number of questions, in particular about the difference in value between a PhD and a DBA degree, and several participants provided personal testimonials to their perspective on this theme.

Stringer also serves as the director of the long-standing DBA partnership between Webster University and GEM.

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