Around Webster: Teeter ‘Lucky to be Me’; Cosic wins RAC fellowship; Alumni Emerson teaching awards; Howes’ business book

| November 20, 2014

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

Lara Teeter

Lara Teeter

Teeter Brings ‘Lucky To Be Me’ Back Nov. 22

Conservatory of Theater Arts faculty member and renowned musical theatre performer Lara Teeter reprises his cabaret performance of Lucky To Be Me at the Gaslight Theatre Saturday, Nov. 22, at 8 p.m. After taking it to New York’s 54 Below, Teeter brings the show back to St. Louis where it debuted last spring.

Claimed by both St. Louis and Broadway as one of its own, the Tony-nominated Teeter shares his journey as an artist, teacher, husband and dad. Faculty and staff are invited. Tickets are available online.

Ćosić Receives RAC Artists Fellowship
Zlatko Ćosić


School of Communications adjunct faculty member, alumnus and video artist Zlatko Ćosić has received a 2014 Regional Arts Commission Artists Fellowship. The RAC awarded 10 fellowships totaling $200,000 to 10 local artists as part of its annual round of Artists Fellowships.

Cosic, who earned his BA in Video Production and Interactive Digital Media from Webster University, creates work that spans from short films, video, and sound installations to theater projections and live audio-visual performances.

His work has been shown in over 30 countries, exploring themes related to issues of identity, immigration, and the complexity of living in a new environment, concentrating on the necessity to embrace cultural differences and establish dialogue among people.

Webster Melbourne’s Howes’ Book on Performance Culture
Greg Howes - Webster University in Florida

Howes’ book offers a simple, disciplined approach to optimizing a business team’s performance.

Greg Howes, Webster University adjunct faculty menber in the George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology, has published a new book, “Business Optimization: Six Steps to a Sustained Performance Culture.”

Howes challenges readers to imagine how every member of a management team can become aligned toward achieving its strategic goals. He sets down a simple, yet disciplined approach, which provides a tested, successful business model for maximizing a sustained, performance-based culture.

“In addition to an astute mind, Greg has an engaging personality and quick wit, which makes him an outstanding instructor,” said Robert Cox, Webster Melbourne director. “Our students are extremely fortunate in our MBA and Management programs to work with an individual who combines scholarship with real-world experience.”

In addition to the Webster Melbourne campus location, Greg also teaches for Webster at the Patrick Air Force Base and the Merritt Island locations.

Webster Alumni Receive Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award

Butler was among four alumni honored in 2014 by Emerson for Excellence in Teaching.

Four Alumni Receive Emerson Excellence in Teaching Awards

Last Sunday, Webster University alumni Ellen McCray, Adam Stirrat, Darcell Butler and Janine Lillard, were among 99 St. Louis-area educators to receive an Emerson Excellence in Teaching award.

Now in its 25th year, the awards pay tribute to area educators – from kindergarten teachers to college professors – for their achievements and dedication to the field of education.

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