Webster University

9:17 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

Jennifer Johnson Cano Returns Home To Preview Carnegie Recital

Jennifer Johnson Cano and Christopher Cano
Lisa Mazzucco

When mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano enrolled in Webster University, her goal was to be a choral conductor.  But Webster’s Director of Vocal Studies Carole Gaspar had other ideas. At the end of Cano’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.  “So I changed my major,” said Cano, “and started really focusing my energy on practicing and learning more of the craft of what singers need to know to be successful.”

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The Two-Way
2:56 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

Webster Celebrates College Chess Title, As New Hire Pays Off

Webster University chess coach Susan Polgar, second from left, won two national titles at Texas Tech. When Webster hired Polgar last year, the entire Tech team followed her to St. Louis.
Alan Greenblatt NPR

Originally published on Mon April 8, 2013 2:47 pm

If there's no such thing as bad publicity, how much is good publicity worth? Webster University wants to find out.

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.

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St. Louis on the Air
8:58 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

Mary Beth Tinker On The First Amendment And Rights Of Students

Mary Beth and John Tinker

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.  But that’s exactly what happened.

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Webster University
11:00 am
Fri September 30, 2011

Ex-inmate gets 4 years for student aid fraud against Webster University

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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.

Michelle Owens of Florence, S.C., pleaded guilty in June to federal student financial aid fraud and mail fraud. She was sentenced Thursday in Florence.

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Webster University
12:52 pm
Wed June 8, 2011

SC woman pleads guilty to defrauding Webster University

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A former South Carolina inmate has pleaded guilty to federal fraud charges for posing as online students at Webster University and collecting thousands of dollars of financial aid.

The U.S. attorney'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.

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from Cityscape
10:53 am
Wed April 20, 2011

Webster University Project documents the end of Kodachrome

Image from Kodachrome End of the Run: Photographs from the Final Batches (Scott Layne)

On January 18, 2011, the very last batches of Kodachrome film were processed at Dwayne's Photo Lab in Parsons, Kansas. Webster University students and faculty were there to witness that last run, which included 100 rolls of their own.  

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Blues Sale
6:27 pm
Thu March 17, 2011

St. Louis' status as mid-level market possible factor in Blues sale

The Scottrade Center, home of the St. Louis Blues, on Dec. 15, 2010.
(Rachel Lippmann/St. Louis Public Radio)

The St. Louis Blues are for sale for the second time in six years, and a local economics professor says St. Louis' status as a mid-level market may have contributed to the move.

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.

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