In the News: Stroble in INSIGHT; Farish book among ‘Best of 2014,’ Conservatory Broadway World nominees

| December 10, 2014

Recent news media coverage involving Webster University community members includes:

Stroble Featured as Diversity Visionary in ‘INSIGHT Into Diversity’

Webster University President Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble is featured in INSIGHT Into Diversity after receiving the Diversity Visionary Award from the magazine. This award honors individuals who have made significant past and present contributions to diversity in higher education.

“As one of the few women college presidents, Stroble has used her own experience to advocate for the value of diverse and inclusive leadership both in higher education and in the region’s corporate sector.”

See the full feature on page 12 of the magazine at this link.

Farish’s ‘Inappropriate Behavior’ Makes Best of 2014

“Inappropriate Behavior,” the first book of short stories by Murray Farish, assistant professor of creative writing in the English Department of the College of Arts & Sciences, made the St. Louis Post-Dispatch‘s list of the “Best Books of 2014.” Writes the P-D:

These short stories by a writing teacher at Webster University demonstrate a wide, impressive range of topics, characters and problems. Featuring men and women, first person and omniscient narrator, big city and small town, teens and adults, sadness and a little silliness, they include turns of phrase, depth of emotion and engaging plots that are all too rare, particularly in a first book.

Conservatory Nominees in Broadway World St. Louis Awards

Webster’s Conservatory of Theatre Arts is represented by several nominees in the Broadway World St. Louis Awards nominations. You can vote for many Webster artists via Broadway World here, including:

  • Jeff Behm, Conservatory student – Best Lighting Design Musical
  • Joanna Battles, faculty  – Best Director of a Drama
  • Edward Coffield, adjunct faculty – Best Director of a Comedy
  • Garth Dunbar, adjunct faculty – Best Costumes Musical
  • Sarah Harmon, Conservatory student  – Best Actress in a Drama
  • Susie Wall, adjunct faculty – Best Actress in a Drama

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  1. Jeffrey Carter says:

    And more good news on the Broadway World nominations … Webster student Larissa White (School of Communications) was nominated as Outstanding Actress for ‘Bonnie & Clyde’ at New Line Theatre, a show that I music-directed! We have even more Webster connection to that list, one that includes several alums as well.