Around Webster: Stovall leads Eastern Region; Joe Schuster on fiction; Hoef on ethics training; Brown writing workshop at SLCC

| April 14, 2015

Recent professional news and accomplishments for members of the Webster University community include:



Stovall Named Eastern Regional Director, OMA

Vince Stovall, director of Webster’s Fort Jackson (South Carolina) campus location, has been named to the position of Eastern Regional Director for Webster’s Office of Military Affairs (OMA).

“Vince’s expertise and experience will bring great value to the region as he become the senior administrative officer for the OMA’s Eastern regionally assigned campuses,” said OMA head Brig. Gen. Mike Callan, USAF (Ret.), associate vice president for Military and Government Programs.

Joe Schuster Delivers Paper/Presentation on Historical Fiction; 1st Novel ‘The Might Have Been’ Praised

Joe Schuster, professor, Department of Communications and Journalism, School of Communications, delivered a talk as part of a panel on historical fiction (“Historical Fiction and Fictional History”) at the annual convention of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in early April. Schuster’s paper looked at the decisions that writers make about how accurate they believe they need to be if they write about actual historical figures in fictional narratives and how those decisions affect the work in question.

Separately, Schuster’s novel “The Might Have Been” earned a mention in a recent roundup review of 2015 baseball books in the prominent cultural blog, The Daily Beast, which cited his novel as one of only two baseball novels published over the last few years that the review’s writer considered “well-crafted.”

Hoef Presents on Ethics Training for Student Leaders at ACUIC Conference

Ted Hoef, associate vice president for Student Affairs and dean of Students, presented a session on “Ethics Training for Student Leaders” at the Association of College Unions International Conference in San Antonio on April 10.

Writing Center Leads Workshop for GED Program at SLCC

Representatives from the Writing Center in Webster University’s Academic Resource Center presented a writing workshop on paragraphing and grammar to the GED program at St. Louis Community College-Meramec. Carolyn I. Brown, Writing Center coordinator, and student writing coaches Caroline Koncz and Sara Krutewicz ran the workshop.

Brown coordinated with the GED program at Meramec to share areas of expertise that the GED students would find valuable. This also provided the opportunity for members of the Writing Center staff to use their skills to benefit others and represent Webster University to the community.

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