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  • Make a Global Impact with Webster on #GivingTuesday Nov. 28
    Join Webster University on Nov. 28 for #GivingTuesday and make #GorlokGiving global. #GivingTuesday is a global giving movement built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in all 50 states and in countries around the world.
  • Holiday Choral Concert on Campus Dec. 6, Noon
    The Alumni Association invites members of the Webster community to join them for the 2017 Holiday Concert in Winifred Moore Auditorium on Dec. 6 at 12:15 p.m. The Webster University Concert Choir and Women’s Chorale will perform a preview of their upcoming holiday concert, to be held Dec. 10 at Christ Church in St. Louis.
  • Orlando Women's Networking, Mentoring Event Connects Grads, Leaders
    Webster University's Orlando campus location hosted a "Positivitea Mentoring and Networking Brunch" to connect recent graduates from Webster and FAMU with successful women business leaders, who will serve as mentors and advisors to these young professionals as the navigate their new career paths. More than 150 women attended and toured the Webster location in downtown Orlando.
  • Webster Dance Presents 'New Works' Concert Nov. 9-11
    Webster University Dance faculty, alumni, and students collaborate to present New Works Dance Concert 2017. The concert features the creative work of Webster Dance faculty and alumni and is performed by Webster Dance students. Performances are Thursday, Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 11 at 2 p.m. at Stage III on Webster's main campus.
  • Around Webster: Reilly on TAP, Hipsher book, 'Amazing' Nurse Bentley '74, MA '88
    Webster Thailand faculty member Scott Hipsher has published the book, "Poverty Reduction, the Private Sector, and Tourism in Mainland Southeast Asia."... English faculty member Terri Reilly presented on the Transitions and Academic Preparation (TAP) program as part of a panel on effective higher education strategies for underrepresented populations.... Judy Bentley '74, MA '88 was honored as an Ageless Remarkable St. Louisan at the St. Andrew's Resources for Seniors System annual gala.
  • Global Holiday Tree Trimming Party Nov. 29
    President Beth Stroble and Provost Julian Schuster invites students, faculty, staff and alumni from every Webster campus to attend the Global Holiday Tree Trimming Party on Wednesday, Nov. 29, from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., in Loretto Hall, outside of Marletto’s Marketplace.
  • In the News: Vet Center, Cyber Explorers, Cosic's 'A Murmuration'
    The dedication of the Cpl. Thomas Palozola Veterans Center received coverage throughout St. Louis print and broadcast media.... Simone Cummings and Quen Agnew were quoted in a St. Louis Public Radio story on the Cyber Explorers Workshop for young girls held at Webster.... Zlatko Cosic was interviewed on St. Louis On The Air with Don Marsh, about his "A Murmuration" currently being projected on the front of the Contemporary Art Museum.
  • University Holds Cpl. Thomas Palozola Veterans Center Dedication
    Family members and friends of the late Tom Palozola turned out in force, along with members of the Webster community, for the dedication ceremony for the Cpl. Thomas Palozola Veterans Center on Oct. 20 at the Webster University home campus. Nearly 100 guests witnessed President Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble and Provost Julian Schuster speak of Palozola's accomplishments and honor him with a proclamation presented to his immediate family.
  • Videos and Dedication Highlights: Impact of Browning Hall
    Webster University formally dedicated Browning Hall, the interdisciplinary science building, on Oct. 19 with a ceremony, academic symposium and faculty panel. Watch a video about what this means for the sciences at Webster, and see photos and video highlights from the dedication events, including heartfelt remarks from donor Jinny Browning, the faculty panel and the academic symposium keynote speaker, Vladimir Ivkovic '99.
  • In the News: Inside Browning Hall; Miller-Struttmann in Scientific American; alum concert design
    The St. Louis Business Journal featured inside looks at Browning Hall, which was recently recognized for design excellence.... Nicole Miller-Struttmann is quoted in a Scientific American story on the effects of climate change on bee populations.... Alumnus John Cameron Carter is profiled in Projection, Lights and Staging News talking about his experience at Webster.
  • Oct. 20: Veterans Center dedication to honor Tom Palozola '15
    Webster University will hold a dedication ceremony for the Veterans Center at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 20, when it is renamed the Cpl. Thomas Palozola Veterans Center. President Beth Stroble and Provost Julian Schuster will speak at the dedication and present a proclamation to Palozola’s family members, in recognition of Palozola’s selfless work for fellow veterans at the University.
  • Alumnus Spotlight: Lobsang Dundup Reflects on His Experience at Webster Thailand
    Originally from Spain, alumnus Lobsang Dundup earned his Bachelor of Arts in International Relations at Webster Thailand’s Hua Hin / Cha Am Campus. Since completing his degree, Lobsang has gone on to be accepted into MSt in International Relations graduate program at the University of Cambridge. When discussing his time at Webster Thailand, Lobsang fondly remembers the profound impact that Webster’s teaching staff had on his studies and the vibrant class discussions with professors and classmates.
  • 2017 Homecoming Snapshots: Celebration Through Community
    Webster University alumni, parents, students, family, friends and the community joined in the Homecoming: Reunion and Family Weekend celebration at the Webster Groves campus on Friday, Sept. 15 and Saturday, Sept. 16.
  • In the News: Cybersecurity, Design and Theatre Alumni
    Webster University's cybersecurity program was covered in the Orange County Business Journal and the Orange County Register as it expands to the Irvine, California, campus this fall.... BFA Graphic Design alumna Ashley Webelhuth was profiled as the “Designer of the Week” in the major design periodical, PRINT Magazine.... Conservatory alumna Courtney (Dempsey) Burkett and the Detroit Public Theatre she co-founded was featured in American Theatre Magazine.
  • Webster Conservatory to Perform Alumnus' [title of show] Musical
    Webster University alumnus Hunter Bell (BFA '93) wrote a book turned one-act musical that was performed on Broadway in 2008. It received notable attention at the Musical Theatre Festival premiering in New York City and was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical. Webster’s Conservatory of Theatre Arts will be performing the show beginning Wednesday, Sept. 27, at Emerson Studio Theatre.
  • Webster's Outcomes Survey for Summer Graduates
    To gather important data about the outcomes of our graduates, the Office of Institutional Effectiveness needs your help in encouraging recent Summer 2017 graduates to complete the Webster University Outcomes Survey. The survey is delivered via email to recent graduates worldwide approximately six weeks after each term’s graduation date.
  • Informal Commencement Celebrates Non-Traditional Path
    Webster University’s Commencement ceremony happens every year in May. For the past decade, it has been held at The Muny theatre in Forest Park, where graduates gather to hear the commencement address and receive their degrees in front of a crowd of family and friends. But Jenni Taylor, who graduated in 2011 with a degree in Educational Studies, never had that main ceremony experience – until now. This past summer, a small group of supporters made sure she got to cross the Muny stage in a cap and gown.
  • Patricia Reardon Arnold Named Vice President of Advancement
    Patricia Reardon Arnold has been named Vice President of Advancement at Webster University. Arnold originally joined Webster in January 2017 to serve in this role on an interim basis. As the head of Advancement, Arnold provides strategic direction and leadership of Webster's Advancement Office, which includes: Annual Fund, and Major Gifts, Alumni Programs, Parent and Student Programs, Corporate, Foundation, and Advancement Services.
  • Remembering Neal Richardson, Music and Conservatory Faculty Member
    The University community extends condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Neal Richardson, who taught musical theatre styles, musicianship skills, and song study; coached three generations of musical theatre students; and served as musical director for numerous productions at Webster. Services are Thursday, Sept. 14. Memorials may be made to the Neal Richardson Endowed Memorial Musical Theatre Scholarship or to Samuel United Church of Christ.
  • Workforce Recruitment Program for Students, Recent Grads with Disabilities
    The University is again participating in this year's Workforce Recruitment Program, which connects federal employers with college students and recent grads with disabilities eager to prove their abilities in the workplace through internships or permanent jobs. Eligible candidates from all majors and degree programs, ranging from college freshmen to recently-graduated students, must register by Oct. 11, 2017.
  • 2017 Homecoming Spotlight: Shop, Rock and Glow
    Webster University alumni, parents, students, family, friends and the community are invited to the Webster Groves campus for Homecoming: Reunion and Parents Weekend on Sept. 15-16, 2017. An annual Homecoming event, the Shop, Rock and Glow event features art booths and live performances as part of this expansion of the popular Garden Glow opening reception. Visit the Alumni website to learn more and register.
  • Webster Remembers Sister M. Cecily Jones '45, English Professor and Dean
    Webster University remembers Sister M. Cecily Jones (nee Margaret Blanche Jones), a Sister of Loretto, alumna and longtime faculty member who died peacefully on July 18. Sister Cecily's English courses were popular during her time as faculty member from 1949-1961. She also served as Dean of Women (dean of students) from 1955-1961, residing in Loretto Hall. A prolific writer and poet, she can be seen reflecting on her time at Webster in several centennial videos.
  • Call for Nominations: 2018 Honorary Degree Recipient, Commencement Speaker
    The Honorary Degree Committee is currently seeking nominations for the 2018 Commencement ceremony taking place Saturday, May 12. The honorary doctorate degree recognizes accomplishments of individuals, including alumni, as well as those who may not have had any previous association with the University.
  • 2017 Homecoming Spotlight: Lightning Talks
    Webster University alumni, parents, students, family, friends and the community are invited to the Webster Groves campus for Homecoming: Reunion and Parents Weekend on Sept. 15-16, 2017. An annual Homecoming event, Lightning Talks includes short presentations on various topics by alumni, students and faculty. Visit the Alumni website to learn more and register for Lightning Talks.
  • Alumni Digital Publication Glimpse Presents Summer 2017 Issue
    The Office of Advancement's Summer 2017 issue of “Glimpse,” the digital publication for Webster University alumni worldwide, provides a snapshot of Webster’s alumni, faculty, staff and students doing the extraordinary. Topics include a series of stories about alumni authors with blossoming careers, a tour of Browning Hall – the new Interdisciplinary Science Building, an homage to Webster’s Conservatory of Theatre Arts, and much more! "Glimpse" is online, interactive and environmentally friendly.
  • International Student Trivia, Throwback Thursday, Homecoming Human Library
    Among the social events hosted in the University Library Conference Room this fall are an International Student Trivia Night on Tuesday, Aug. 29, a "Throwback Thursday" night with forgotten technologies from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Sept. 7, and the "Homecoming Human Library" event that will introduce students to alumni on Thursday, Sept. 14.
  • In the News: Cummings profile; Woolf on Trump; Cottam on online; Erbs '85 salute
    Simone Cummings was profiled in the St. Louis American for her new role as dean of the Walker School.... Linda Woolf's op/ed on President Trump's speech to the Boy Scouts was published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.... EducationDIVE spoke with Michael Cottom about online learning opportunities for degree completion.... Donna Erbs ’85 has been named by the St. Louis Business Journal as one of this year’s Most Influential Business Women.
  • 2017 Homecoming: Reunion and Family Weekend
    Webster University alumni, parents, students, family, friends and the community are invited to the Webster Groves campus for Homecoming: Reunion and Parents Weekend on Sept. 15-16, 2017.
  • Global MA in International Relations Cohort Completes Program in Vienna
    Webster University’s Global Master of Arts in International Relations students celebrated their program completion at a graduation luncheon held at the Palais Wenkheim on the Vienna campus. Students complete this degree in 11 months, traveling every eight weeks to a new campus location in the Webster system. The class of 2017 studied in Vienna, Leiden, Athens, Geneva, Accra, Havana, Beijing, Bangkok, and Washington, D.C.
  • Honz '16 Named Conductor for St. Louis Children's Choirs
    Lauren Honz (BME ’16) has been named conductor of one of the St. Louis Children’s Choirs. The choirs include about 450 talented young singers (ages 6 to 18) from more than 200 schools and 85 zip codes in Missouri and Illinois. While at Webster, Honz received the prestigious Peggy Fossett Endowed Music Scholarship and the Jean Sinor Memorial Scholarship, as well as the highly competitive Tresa Jo Wilson Memorial Scholarship awarded by the Missouri Choral Directors Association.