Around Webster: Passanise, Foley RAC Artist Grants; Chakaryan on UNA Board; Huang in Counseling Journal; Carter in Lee’s Summit Hall; Teeter Cabaret

| April 21, 2014

Recent professional news and accomplishments by Webster University community members include:

Passanise, Foley Receive Artists Support Grants from RAC

Department of Art, Design, and Art History faculty members Gary Passanise (for Visual Art/Painting) and Tate Foley (for Visual Art/Print-making) have each received Artist Support Grants from the Regional Arts Commission (RAC). They are among 28 artists receiving a combined total of $57,380 in Artists Support Grants from the RAC. Individual grants range from $700 to $3,000 for a variety of projects.

These grants provide direct funds for individual artists’ projects, needs, and creative opportunities in all disciplines. The grant program is designed to be flexible and accessible and to encourage creativity, innovation, entrepreneurship and sustained commitment to artistic work. They are a significant part of RAC’s platform for St. Louis to be recognized as a hub for arts and creativity.

Jeffrey Carter - Lee's Summit Hall of Fame


Carter Inducted into Lee’s Summit H.S. Hall of Fame

Jeffrey Carter, chair of the Department of Music, was inducted into the Lee’s Summit (MO) High School Hall of Fame on April 12. Carter graduated from the high school in 1979. Other notables in the school’s Hall of Fame include jazz great Pat Metheny and U.S. Senator Paul Coverdell.

In his remarks at the induction, Carter said, “I count my time at Lee’s Summit High School as a gift … that has allowed me to prosper and grow and help change lives the way these adults and this school helped form my own many years ago.  Thank you, Lee’s Summit High School, for helping me have the tools to live this life with grace and humor and knowledge that I hope has led to wisdom.”

See photos from the event here.


Counseling: Chakaryan Named to UNA Chapter Board; Huang PTSD Manuscript Accepted by Flagship Journal

Hasmik Chakaryan, assistant professor of counseling in the College of Arts & Sciences, has been named to the board of directors for the United Nations Association – Greater St. Louis Chapter.

Assistant professor of counseling Hsin-Hsin Huang‘s manuscript based on her dissertation regarding returning war veterans and PTSD, has been accepted by the American Counseling Association’s flagship peer-reviewed journal, the Journal of Counseling and Development. This publication is highly selective; only 20 percent of submissions are accepted for publication.

Teeter ‘Lucky To Be Me’ This Weekend

Lara Teeter makes his St. Louis cabaret debut this weekend in Lucky To Be Me at the Gaslight Cabaret Festival, sharing his journey as artist, teacher, husband and dad. According to the director, the Tony nominee “shows us just how fresh the songbook is in a master song and dance man’s hands. And feet.”

Show times are 8 p.m. Friday, April 25, and Saturday, April 26. Tickets ($30 and $35) are available here.

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