Alumna and children's author Patricia McKissack dies at 72 - Patricia McKissack dedicated her life to writing children’s stories centered around African-American history and folklore along with her husband Fredrick L. McKissack.
Alumnus Cody Renard Richard manages the Hamilton stage - Behind the scenes, Webster University alumnus Cody Renard Richard knows how to work the stage. One of the stages he is working on is also one of the most coveted tickets on Broadway.
Wafaa Abu Elula journeys from refugee camp in Syria to Webster Groves (Featured in USA Today College) - Webster University student Wafaa Abu Elula is a Palestinian Syrian from Damascus, who felt the shaking of bombs being dropped around her home as civil war was breaking out. Former student Gabriel Violett successfully auditions for The Voice - Seventh time was the charm for Gabriel Violett, who managed to turn two chair around during his audition for the hit NBC show The Voice. Violett is the brother of director of student engagement Jennifer Stewart.
Lee spikes student interests - Filmmaker Spike Lee took the stage at Webster University's Loretto-Hilton Center to talk about his career and the racial tensions in Ferguson, Mo and Chicago, Il.
Conservatory receives 'Big Love' in Cuba - Webster University's Conservatory of Theatre Arts performed three nights of the Havana Theatre Festival in Havana, Cuba. However, they had to make the stage they needed out of what they could find on the streets of Havana.