Webster University http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Jennifer Johnson Cano Returns Home To Preview Carnegie Recital http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/jennifer-johnson-cano-returns-home-preview-carnegie-recital <p>When mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano enrolled in Webster University, her goal was to be a choral conductor.&nbsp; But Webster&rsquo;s Director of Vocal Studies Carole Gaspar had other ideas. At the end of Cano&rsquo;s sophomore year, Gaspar suggested that she should pursue a career as a singer. Cano had already been in her first opera scene at Webster and had enjoyed it. &nbsp;&ldquo;So I changed my major,&rdquo; said Cano, &ldquo;and started really focusing my energy on practicing and learning more of the craft of what singers need to know to be successful.&rdquo;</p> Sat, 28 Sep 2013 02:17:51 +0000 Mary Edwards 30239 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Jennifer Johnson Cano Returns Home To Preview Carnegie Recital Webster Celebrates College Chess Title, As New Hire Pays Off http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/webster-u-celebrates-college-chess-title-new-hire-pays If there's no such thing as bad publicity, how much is good publicity worth? Webster University wants to find out.<p>Last year, the university didn't have a chess team. On Sunday, its team took home the national college championship, the President's Cup, after winning what is often called the "Final Four" of chess.<p>Webster, which is located just outside of St. Louis, picked up its team nearly intact last year from Texas Tech. Mon, 08 Apr 2013 19:56:39 +0000 25229 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Webster Celebrates College Chess Title, As New Hire Pays Off Mary Beth Tinker On The First Amendment And Rights Of Students http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mary-beth-tinker-first-amendment-and-rights-students <p>When Mary Beth Tinker was a middle school student in Iowa, she never dreamed that she would one day see her name attached to a Supreme Court decision in her college text book.&nbsp; But that’s exactly what happened.</p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 01:58:28 +0000 Mary Edwards, Alex Heuer & Don Marsh 10101 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mary Beth Tinker On The First Amendment And Rights Of Students Ex-inmate gets 4 years for student aid fraud against Webster University http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ex-inmate-gets-4-years-student-aid-fraud-against-webster-university <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="350" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" scrolling="no" src="http://maps.google.com/maps?oe=utf-8&amp;client=firefox-a&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;q=Webster+University&amp;fb=1&amp;gl=us&amp;hq=Webster+University&amp;hnear=0x87df35f54d237135:0xab917e2aef7aa4b0,Normandy,+MO&amp;hl=en&amp;view=map&amp;cid=14816014668554036110&amp;source=embed&amp;t=m&amp;vpsrc=0&amp;z=11&amp;iwloc=A&amp;output=embed" width="425"></iframe><br /><small><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?oe=utf-8&amp;client=firefox-a&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;q=Webster+University&amp;fb=1&amp;gl=us&amp;hq=Webster+University&amp;hnear=0x87df35f54d237135:0xab917e2aef7aa4b0,Normandy,+MO&amp;hl=en&amp;view=map&amp;cid=14816014668554036110&amp;source=embed&amp;t=m&amp;vpsrc=0&amp;z=11&amp;iwloc=A" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 255); text-align: left;">View Larger Map</a></small></p><p>A former South Carolina inmate has been sentenced to more than four years in prison for using the identities of 23 fellow prisoners to collect thousands of dollars of student financial aid through Webster University in suburban St. Louis.</p><p>Michelle Owens of Florence, S.C., <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/sc-woman-pleads-guilty-defrauding-webster-university">pleaded guilty in June</a> to federal student financial aid fraud and mail fraud. She was sentenced Thursday in Florence.</p><p> Fri, 30 Sep 2011 16:00:48 +0000 The Associated Press 2160 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org SC woman pleads guilty to defrauding Webster University http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/sc-woman-pleads-guilty-defrauding-webster-university <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="350" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" scrolling="no" src="http://maps.google.com/maps?oe=utf-8&amp;client=firefox-a&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;q=Webster+University&amp;fb=1&amp;gl=us&amp;hq=Webster+University&amp;hnear=0x87df35f54d237135:0xab917e2aef7aa4b0,Normandy,+MO&amp;hl=en&amp;view=map&amp;cid=14816014668554036110&amp;ll=38.671573,-90.308304&amp;spn=0.187632,0.291824&amp;z=11&amp;iwloc=A&amp;output=embed" width="425"></iframe><br /><small><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?oe=utf-8&amp;client=firefox-a&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;q=Webster+University&amp;fb=1&amp;gl=us&amp;hq=Webster+University&amp;hnear=0x87df35f54d237135:0xab917e2aef7aa4b0,Normandy,+MO&amp;hl=en&amp;view=map&amp;cid=14816014668554036110&amp;ll=38.671573,-90.308304&amp;spn=0.187632,0.291824&amp;z=11&amp;iwloc=A&amp;source=embed" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 255); text-align: left;">View Larger Map</a></small></p><p>A former South Carolina inmate has pleaded guilty to federal fraud charges for posing as online students at <a href="http://www.webster.edu/">Webster University</a> and collecting thousands of dollars of financial aid.</p><p>The U.S. attorney&#39;s office in St. Louis said Wednesday that Michelle Owens submitted fraudulent admission applications to the suburban St. Louis-based university in the names of 23 people who were inmates at Leath Correctional Institution in South Carolina.</p><p> Wed, 08 Jun 2011 17:52:53 +0000 The Associated Press 1387 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Webster University Project documents the end of Kodachrome http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/webster-university-project-documents-end-kodachrome <p>On January 18, 2011, the very last batches of Kodachrome film were processed at <a href="http://www.dwaynesphoto.com/">Dwayne&#39;s Photo Lab in Parsons, Kansas</a>. Webster University students and faculty were there to witness that last run, which included 100 rolls of their own. &nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 20 Apr 2011 15:53:43 +0000 Libby Franklin 974 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Webster University Project documents the end of Kodachrome St. Louis' status as mid-level market possible factor in Blues sale http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-status-mid-level-market-possible-factor-blues-sale <p>The <a href="http://blues.nhl.com/">St. Louis Blues</a> are for sale for the second time in six years, and a local economics professor says St. Louis&#39; status as a mid-level market may have contributed to the move.</p><p>Team chairman Dave Checketts put the team up for sale Wednesday night when he could not reach a deal to purchase the 70 percent owned by an investment management firm.</p> Thu, 17 Mar 2011 23:27:46 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 753 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis' status as mid-level market possible factor in Blues sale