In the News: Stroble, Schuster in Austrian biz feature; Sargent’s influence in theatre; Schubert on ISIS

| June 19, 2015

Recent news media coverage involving Webster University community members includes:

Stroble, Schuster, Webster Vienna Featured in ‘Format,’ Austrian Business Magazine

A feature in the latest issue of Format, one of Austria’s top business magazines, interviews President Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble and Provost Julian Schuster on a range of topics, including Webster University’s centennial, its global strategic growth and infrastructure, student mobility and mentoring, and Webster Vienna’s new location and student residence in Vienna’s 2nd District.

See the article, “Hochschule für Weltbürger,” at Webster Vienna.

Alum Stewart Calls Sargent a ‘Game Changer’ in Theatre

Coverage of the Theater Communications Group national conference included an interview with production director and Webster alumnus David Stewart, who praised Peter Sargent, dean of the Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts, for his proactive push to hire more women and minorities in theater management roles:

Peter turned out some of the most impressive stage managers in the country. He has managers that are current PSMs on Broadway, General SMs for Cirque du Soleil, General Managers for major opera companies and the list goes on and on! Back in the day, straight white men dominated theatre management. Peter was able to see around the corner and knew what changes were coming.  He recruited talented women and people of color to become the theatre managers of today.  He continues to influence the work I do today.

Schubert Discusses ISIS, Saudi Arabia on Austrian FM4

Samuel Schubert, international relations faculty member at Webster Vienna, was again invited to speak on Austrian FM4 news program, “Reality Check,” lending his expertise to the newest developments concerning the Islamic State. Islamic State militants have been launching attacks on Shia communities within Saudi Arabia, and this puts Saudi Arabia into a very precarious situation.

Read segments of the interview at Webster Vienna or listen here under the header Islamic State and Saudi Arabia.

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