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  • Webster Graduate Nominated to Key White House Administration Post
    Retired Colonel Matthew P. Donovan, who graduated from Webster University at Fort Sam in Houston with a MA in management in 1995, was chosen as the nominee for Under Secretary of Defense by President Donald Trump.
  • In the News: Stiles on child separation, nursing nomination, Kaiser on Medium
    Debbie Stiles and graduate student Kaori Chaki were interviewed on "St. Louis on the Air" to discuss their project, "The Psychological Impact of Separating Immigrant Children from their Families."... Webster alumna Carlita Vasser is a nominee for the top nurses in the St. Louis area in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's #CelebrateNurses contest.... DJ Kaiser posted at Medium on varying public health responses to the coronavirus.
  • Career Planning and Development Center Ready to Assist Virtually
    With the outbreak of COVID-19 requiring so many courses and services to move to remote operations, many students may be concerned they won't get the resources or guidance they once did while on campus. The Career Planning and Development Center has taken steps to make sure that students are still receiving these resources and guidance virtually, offering a virtual format for over 75 percent of career development and employer programs and events.
  • MCISA Cancels I-Fest, Plans to Return Spring 2021
    The International Festival, I-Fest, has been a long standing tradition at Webster University. Putting the safety of the community as a top priority, this year's festival, scheduled on April 17, will be cancelled. There are currently plans to host another international-themed event in the Fall semester 2020 and to resume I Fest in its traditional format in Spring 2021.
  • In the News: S. Cummings, Wiggins, Ward, Zhou
    Vienna's Bradley Wiggins was interviewed on RTVi about memes' impact in U.S. politics.... Simone Cummings was in Ladue News for her role with the St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute.... Alumnus Quinton Ward was featured in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch for a position he took to lead a mobile grocery.... Zhichun Zhou's research on self-control was featured on St. Louis On the Air as part of an interview with her collaborator, Leonard Green.
  • Webster Graduate Releases Best-Selling Album
    Described by Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine as “…one of his generation’s finest guitarists,” Zane Forshee, who earned his Bachelor of Music in Performance from Webster University in 1998, has released a verified hit record.
  • 2020 Commencement Speaker, Honorary Degree Recipients Announced
    Vladimir Ivkovic, an expert on the neurological effects of spaceflight and extreme environments on human health and performance, has been named the commencement speaker for Webster University’s 101st Commencement to be held Saturday, May 9, 2020, at The Muny in Forest Park. Will D. Carpenter, the retired Monsanto scientist whose efforts were critical to the prohibition of chemical weapons, will also be celebrated at the ceremony with an honorary doctoral degree.
  • Employees: Invitation for fun and games March 27 at Recess STL
    The Webster University Alumni Association invites all faculty and staff to join them for a night of fun at Recess STL on Friday, March 27, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Entrance is $10 per person, with appetizers and a cash bar available. Recess STL (4500 Swan Avenue, 314-818-9112) is located inside a massive warehouse space and offers a variety of games for patrons to play, including cornhole, bocce ball and ping-pong. Alongside games and picnic tables are two bars, mounted TVs, video game stations.
  • Postponed: Campus Activities Presents SNL's Kenan Thompson
    Due to the current restrictions on gathering size, the Kenan Thompson performance is canceled for April 13, but we are working to find an alternate date to reschedule. Details will be announced when we have further information. Already distributed tickets will be valid for the rescheduled date - do not lose your tickets, as they cannot be reissued. Those who have purchased tickets will be contacted by Campus Activities via email once a rescheduled date has been announced.
  • New Giving Society Honors Webster's First African American Graduates
    During our 5th Annual Diversity and Inclusion Conference, Webster University proudly announces The Jackson and Thomas Leadership Giving Society to raise funds for our students. In 1950, Jeannette Mae Jackson and Janet Irene Thomas were the first two African Americans to graduate from Webster University. Today, more than 41,000 African Americans have earned Webster degrees. We invite our African American alumni and friends and colleagues in the global network to join the Society by making a gift in support of today's students.
  • Recent Webster Music Alumni Impacting the Local Music Scene
    Webster University Department of Music alumni continue to be active in the St. Louis music scene. “We always say that we are the go-to music program in this area, and our alumni live that out,” said Jeffrey Carter, chair of the Department of Music. Click through for more about where each of the Music alumni may be seen performing everything from opera to jazz, and even with the circus!
  • Webster Graduate Gives Back to His Community
    Homeless on Halloween. That would have been the story of Charles and Katya Campbell last year. After some problems with their landlord and a maintenance man, the couple was threatened with eviction from their apartment. But a group of good Samaritans that included 2007 Webster University graduate Nick McGeehon helped find them a new home before the holidays.
  • Outcomes Survey for Fall 2, 2019 Graduates
    To gather important data about the outcomes of our graduates, the Office of Institutional Effectiveness needs your help in encouraging Fall 2, 2019 graduates to complete the Webster University Outcomes Survey.
  • Fifth Annual Diversity And Inclusion Conference Feb. 24-27
    Webster University will host its fifth annual Diversity and Inclusion Conference on Feb. 24-27. The forum on Webster’s main campus is open to the community, as well as students, faculty, staff, alumni, and corporate partners, to share experiences, research, and emerging trends that embrace diversity in a variety of welcoming and inclusive ways.
  • George Herbert Walker III: Webster University Community Remembers Chairman Emeritus
    The Webster University community mourns the passing of George Herbert Walker III, a St. Louis businessman who counted two U.S. presidents as cousins, served as the United States’ ambassador to Hungary, and for whom Webster's School of Business and Technology is named. Among his many contributions to the University, Walker served 42 years on the Board of Trustees, twice as chair. "Bert Walker was an icon of this community, and we are grateful for all that he did for Webster University across his lifetime and career," said Rob Reeg, chair of the Board of Trustees.
  • Carter Leads Music for Circus Harmony, Tickets Available
    Jeffrey Carter, professor and chair in the Department of Music, is currently working as the music director and composer for Circus Harmony, a St. Louis’ only social circus organization, that uses circus art to motivate social change. Carter has written the music for the show titled FLUENTE, an underwater circus adventure, suitable for all ages, with performances are Jan. 18-19 and Jan. 26-26. Bandmembers also includes sophomore music major Noah Lovins, Community Music School's Joe Winters and Music alumnus Jake Stergos.
  • Remembering Helen Hagen '44 and '82
    Film and television producer Helen Hagen, who earned degrees from Webster University in 1944 and 1982, co-founded St. Louis Public Television station KETC, and broke ground for women in the world of television, died on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, at the age of 98. She was honored during Webster’s 100th Commencement Ceremony in 2015 with an honorary Doctor of Humanities.
  • Marianne and Peter Gleich Honored at Annual Webster Society Dinner
    Marianne and Peter Gleich, longtime supporters and friends of Webster University, were presented with the Visionary Award during the Webster Society Dinner, held Nov. 12 at the Ritz-Carlton in St. Louis. The annual dinner honors the members of the Webster Society, which includes donors who give $1,500 or more each year. The Visionary Award was established to recognize the unwavering commitment of individuals and organizations who have been indispensable in helping advance the institutional mission of Webster University.
  • Webster Alumnae Latham, Lam Help Bring Disney's 'Frozen 2' to Life
    Take notice when watching the hit Disney film "Frozen 2," currently in theatres. While set in a fantastic imaginary kingdom filled with magic, singing and an anthropomorphic snowman, astute viewers may spot a lot of Webster University hidden between the frames of the film. Webster graduates Leah Latham '10 and Ashley Lam '11 both contributed to the layout and production of the blockbuster hit.
  • Historic Correspondence to Conrad Hilton from Sisters of Loretto Donated to Archives
    Five folders filled with original copies of correspondence between the Sisters of Loretto and hotel magnate Conrad Hilton were donated to the University archives on Dec. 3. The letters were written nearly six decades ago, regarding the solicitation for funding for the construction of a performing arts building, which became the Webster University Loretto-Hilton Center.
  • Remembering Jean Hobler, Trustee and Dance Supporter
    The Webster University global community mourns the loss of former trustee Jean Maritz Hobler. Hobler served two terms on the Board of Trustees. She and her late husband, Wells Hobler, were passionate about the arts, and Jean had a special love of dance. Their significant donations allowed Webster University to renovate the dance studio in the Webster University Loretto-Hilton Theatre, giving Webster’s Department of Dance spacious studio space to spark creativity.
  • In the News: AIDS event, voting awards, UNICEF alumna profile
    Webster University alumna Monica "Nikki" Louise Prieto-Teodoro was featured in a story in the Phillipine Tattler about her role as an envoy to UNICEF.... Several St. Louis TV stations covered the World AIDS Day events and free HIV testing held on the Webster Groves campus.... St. Louis County News ran a story on Webster receiving three national awards for the Student Affairs voter registration initiative during the 2018 election.
  • Four Selected for 2020 Student Life Hall of Fame
    Elizabeth Robb ’65, Chris McGee ’01, Benny Roberts ’09, and Gaby Deimeke ’16, have been selected as the newest members of the Webster University Student Life Hall of Fame. They will be inducted at a ceremony to be held Feb. 7, 2020. The Student Life Hall of Fame recognizes those individuals who demonstrated an outstanding commitment to improving student life at Webster University through campus, or community, involvement and/or participation in organized campus activities.
  • Remembering James Buford
    The Webster University community mourns the passing of James Buford, the longtime president of the Urban League of St. Louis, who served on the College of Arts and Sciences Advisory Board and was Webster's commencement speaker in 2000.
  • News Around Webster: Bunch veteran award, Cosic film in Russia, transgender conference
    Recent professional news and achievements for Webster University faculty members include: Alumnus Charles (“Chuck”) Bunch, USAF United States Air Force (ret.), was presented an award by the San Antonio Business Journal, one of 14 Veterans honored with the Veterans in Business award.... Webster alumnus and adjunct faculty member Zlatko Ćosić will screen an original film, Even the Birds Know It, at the Green Vision International Environmental Film Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia, Nov. 26-29. ... Webster alumni Taylor Michl and current Webster student Elliot Laurence presented at the 2019 Transgender Spectrum Conference, held on Nov. 8-9 at Washington University.
  • In the News: Jensen on sports, Vogel on Kermit the Frog, GDPR team in CASE
    Alumnus Matt Vogel was profiled by the Associated Press on the role of voicing Kermit the Frog and other roles on Sesame Street.... Speech Communications professor Scott Jensen was quoted in a WalletHub article about what makes a community a “good sports city.”... Dominik Jansky, Edna Schick-Bodric and Jeanelle Wiley were quoted in CASE's Currents magazine about the strategies and challenges of implementing GPRD-compliant policies....
  • [Video] Larry Morris Receives St. Louis Champion Award
    Larry Morris, alumnus and coordinator in Webster's Multicultural Center and International Student Affairs (MCISA), received a "Saint Louis Champion" Award during the "Hour of Champions" reception at Hotel Saint Louis from the Saint Louis Civic Pride Foundation for excellence in Saint Louis Civic Pride. This award is given to those with great civic pride and who have exceptional involvement and contribution to the St. Louis community.
  • Webster University AAAC to Celebrate 50 Years
    The Association of African American Collegians (AAAC) at Webster University is celebrating 50 years as a student organization on campus this month.
  • Webster Athletics Names Hall of Fame Class of 2020 Inductees
    Webster University Athletics will place six new inductees into the Webster Athletics Hall of Fame during at the 2020 induction in February. This year's inductees are former student-athletes Greg Murphy (men's golf, 2003-06), Andy Rudroff (men's soccer, 2006-09), Craig Schaefer (baseball, 2008-11), Jenna Steiner Sladek (women's soccer, 2006-09) and Crystal Wilson Wurth (softball, 2001-02), as well as Niel DeVasto, longtime retired athletics administrator and former sports information director Niel DeVasto (1984-2017).
  • Webster University Dance Faculty, Alumni, Students Collaborate in 'New Works' Nov. 7-9
    Webster University’s Department of Dance in the Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts (LGCFA) Presents the "New Works" Concert 2019 on Nov. 7 & 8 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 9, at 2 p.m. on Stage III in Webster Hall. "New Works" is an opportunity for choreographers to try new methodologies, to explore new ideas. It is a laboratory for taking risks, growing and seeking feedback. The choreographers for the "New Works" Concert consist of alumni Marcus Johnson, Paige Walden-Johnson and Rain Stippec. Webster University Faculty Maggi Dueker, Dawn Karlovsky, Monica Newsam, Beckah Reed and Zhao Xi are also contributing pieces.