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  • Call for Nominations: Honorary Degree Recipient and 100th Commencement Speaker
    The Honorary Degree Committee is seeking nominations for the honorary degree recipient and commencement speaker for Webster University's 100 Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at The Muny in Forest Park in St. Louis. This annual ceremony is the largest gathering of graduates and their families from Webster University campus locations throughout the world. Nominations must be submitted through the online form and will be accepted through Friday, Sept. 21, 2018.
  • Webster Joins AUCA Career Fairs in China
    Webster University China staff took a large part in the just completed 2018 American Universities China Association (AUCA) career fairs. More than 4,000 students representing 16 universities and other institutions attended the fair events. Most of the attending students graduated in 2018. Graduates attended fair events in Shanghai, Shenzhen and Beijing.
  • Nominations Open for Webster Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2019
    The Webster University Athletics Department has now begun accepting nominations for new members into its Athletics Hall of Fame. The deadline for nominations for the Class of 2019 is Sept. 15, 2018. Former Webster players, coaches, and teams, and other individuals who have made significant contributions to the Athletics program are eligible for selection to the Hall of Fame.
  • Maritz Grant Continues Support of Student Literacy Corps, Math Tutoring
    A $15,000 grant from Maritz will continue support of the Webster University Student Literacy Corps and Math Tutoring Program. "This grant will ensure that Webster students can continue to tutor and that struggling readers will continue to enjoy the additional support and encouragement tutors provide," said Kate Northcott, director of the Student Literacy Corps, which began in 1990. St. Louis’ growing population of English Language Learners has only increased the need for such engagement, she said.
  • Webster Alumna Elected Sisters of Loretto President, More Join Leadership
    The Sisters of Loretto elected Sister Barbara Nicholas SL as their new president at the congregation’s weeklong delegate assembly this July in Shepherdsville, Kentucky. The 1965 graduate of Webster University (then Webster College) will begin a six-year term on Jan. 1, 2019. At the assembly, several fellow Webster alumni (Sharon Kassing, Mary Catherine Rabbitt, Vicki Schwartz) were also named to the executive committee.
  • Leiden Alumni Reconnect for Ocean Race Event in The Hague
    Webster University Leiden alumni from the graduating classes of 2000 to 2018 networked and shared their Webster stories during an alumni event last month at Scheveningen beach in The Hague during the Volvo Ocean Race. The race is a major event in the Netherlands, and served as a perfect opportunity to bring alumni together. Some were attending their first Webster event since graduation.
  • Tobacco-Free, Smoke-Free Campus Initiative Begins Aug. 15
    Effective Aug. 15, 2018, Webster University’s main campus in Webster Groves will be designated as a tobacco-free and smoke-free campus, joining the many universities across the United States and in Missouri in setting this policy. This policy change reinforces our commitment to preserving and improving the health and comfort of our students, faculty, staff and guests.
  • Meghan Illig Nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year Award
    Webster University's Meghan Illig is a nominee for the prestigious 2018 NCAA Woman of the Year Award, which honors the academic achievements, athletics excellence, community service and leadership of graduating female college athletes from all three divisions. Illig was the only female student-athlete from the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference nominated for this award, and is a member of Webster's women's cross country and indoor and outdoor track and field teams.
  • Congratulations to the 2018 Alumni Association Award Winners
    The Webster University Alumni Association is proud to announce the 2018 Alumni Award recipients as Manal Fakhoury, Joan Marie Godoy Liere, Eve Coulson and Christopher Whitmore. The awardees will be honored during Reunion Weekend at the Alumni Awards Ceremony and Reception on September 29, 2018. Congratulations to these amazing alumni!
  • Remembering Seena Kohl, Anthropologist and Women's Studies Pioneer
    The Webster University community remembers Seena Kohl, an anthropologist who helped found the Women's Studies program during her 42-year teaching career at Webster. Kohl was one of the earliest recipients of the Roswell Messing, Jr. Award, and in 1986 used a Faculty Development Leave to study relations among blacks, whites, and Choctaws in Mississippi. Kohl passed away this month in Helena, Montana. A memorial service on the Webster Groves campus is scheduled for July 21.
  • Four Webster Students Win Press Club Scholarships
    Four Webster University School of Communications students were among the 15 winners of St. Louis Press Club Scholarships at a special awards luncheon at the Press Club on June 12. Three undergraduate students and one graduate student were each awarded a $1,000 scholarship applicable to the 2018-19 academic year.
  • Outcomes Survey for Spring 2 2018 Graduates
    To gather important data about the outcomes of our graduates, the Office of Institutional Effectiveness needs your help in encouraging Spring 2 2018 graduates to complete the Webster University Outcomes Survey. The Outcomes Survey is delivered via email to recent graduates worldwide approximately six to eight weeks after each term’s graduation date. Graduates from Spring 1 2018 received an email invitation to the survey the morning of Monday, June 18.
  • Webster Students, Alumni, Faculty in St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase
    Webster students, alumni, and faculty make up more than a quarter of the screenings at the upcoming St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase. All work, including work by 30 Webster community members, will be shown at Brown Hall on the campus of Washington University between Friday, July 13, and Sunday, July 22. “This is another example of how much the Webster University School of Communications adds to the culture of filmmaking and media in this region," said Aaron AuBuchon, associate professor and chair.
  • July 4 Community Days Parade: Call for volunteers
    Members of the Webster University community are invited to participate in the City of Webster Groves’ Community Days Parade the morning of Wednesday, July 4. The University’s float celebrates Americana, and energetic walkers are needed to hand out fans to the crowd during the parade.
  • Webster Offers Handshake for Student, Alumni Career Planning
    The Career Planning and Development Center is excited to offer Webster University students and alumni an easier way to keep track of their career planning through Handshake, the ultimate career network that brings together students, alumni and employers and strengthens student engagement. Launching at Webster in July, Handshake is a robust career platform designed by students to help them build meaningful careers.
  • U.S. Ambassador Addresses 4th Webster Ghana Commencement
    The fourth commencement held at Webster University Ghana was celebrated by a near-capacity crowd of excited families and friends of the latest additions to the Webster alumni network, with U.S. Ambassador to Ghana Robert P. Jackson delivering the commencement address. Sharing lessons from his own 36-year career in the diplomatic service, Jackson called on graduates to "Take the harder path. Learn from your mistakes. Let your struggles shape you for your purpose."
  • In the News: Cummings on jobs, Smith on media, Cross on police, Folds of Honor alum
    Two students were featured with Dean Simone Cummings in a TV segment on what graduates should be doing to find a job.... New photography graduate Beatrice Gibson is featured as a Schnucks Folds of Honor scholarship recipient.... Julie Smith was featured by Experts Finder for her ability to translate her expertise on media literacy and social media to reporters.... Remy Cross was quoted in a story in the Webster-Kirkwood Times about police advisory boards.
  • In the News: Pease on NPR; Curtis on cybersecurity; Tony-nominee alumni; Shifting demographics
    Kelly-Kate Pease's sit-down on the nationally broadcast NPR program 1A is now available online.... Jim Curtis appeared on the educational podcast "Yes College" discussing Webster's cybersecurity program.... An Inside Higher Ed column examines how schools like Webster have evolved over the decades to meet changing demographics, like non-traditional and online students.... A sydnicated round-up of Tony nominees highlights where they went to school, like Webster alumnus Norbert Leo Butz.
  • Highlights from Conservatory of Theatre Arts 50th Anniversary Celebration
    A celebration weekend for Webster University’s Conservatory of Theatre Arts 50th anniversary was held at the main campus April 20-22. Over 250 alumni Conservatory alumni and their guests took part in the festivities throughout the weekend, reconnecting with friends and faculty, and celebrating 50 years of great theatre. Click through for photos and video highlights from the event.
  • Reception for Online, Metro, Military Graduates Coming to St. Louis
    The Online Learning Center will host the annual reception for graduates who completed their studies online or at Webster’s metro or military campuses and are coming to St. Louis for the 99th Commencement. Held Friday, May 11, 4-6 p.m. in Sunnen Lounge, the event provides an opportunity for these graduates to visit the main campus and meet faculty and staff in person.
  • Florida Campuses Celebrate 2018 Commencement in Orlando
    Commencement season is underway and Webster University's campus locations in Florida got this tradition off on a celebratory footing with a celebration for graduates in Orlando on April 21. Glenton Gizean, president and CEO of the Central Florida Urban League, delivered the keynote address, while Board of Trustees member Scott Wuesthoff welcomed graduates and Associate Vice President Donavan Outten conferred degrees.
  • Student Leaders Honored at 25th Annual Awards
    The 25th Annual Student Leadership Awards Ceremony sponsored by Student Affairs and the Student Government Association were held April 27, with nearly 200 students and guests in attendance. Student groups and individual students were recognized for their leadership involvement at the Webster Groves campus. Many of the awards were presented by alumni, former award recipients who returned to honor current student leaders.
  • Support Webster on Give STL Day!
    Give STL day 2018 is happening today! During this 24-hour, region-wide event, show your support for the St. Louis community by supporting a nonprofit most meaningful to you, like Webster University! With your help, we are committed to making Give STL Day a success. Know your gift will help make a difference in the lives of the students we serve. Beth and Paul Stroble have agreed to personally match every dollar given to Webster University up to $10,000 on this day.
  • Webster Students, Alumni Win Excellence in Nursing Awards
    Two Webster University nursing students and one alumna are among the winners of St. Louis Magazine 2018 Excellence in Nursing Awards. Additionally, three alumni and two current students were among the finalists. The Department of Nursing offers a BS in Nursing and a MSN to registered nurses seeking to further their education and advance in their career. Both are accredited by ACEN.
  • Changes to Homecoming: Reunion and Spirit Weekend
    The Office of Advancement and Student Affairs Office are pleased to announce a new plan for Webster University’s traditional Homecoming Weekend, which takes place each fall at the main campus in Webster Groves. On Sept. 28-29, 2018, the Office of Advancement will host Reunion Weekend for alumni and friends, including special events for the 50th Reunion Honor Class and private class gatherings for alumni celebrating 5-, 10-, or 25-year reunions. Separately, the first annual Spirit Weekend for students and families will be held Feb. 8-9, 2019.
  • Dance Ensemble 2018 Features Flamenco, Contemporary, Ballet
    The Webster University Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts Department of Dance presents the Webster University Dance Ensemble 2018 (WUDE), under the artistic direction of Beckah Reed. With choreography from international artist Cleo Parker Robinson, alumna Eve Mason and faculty emeritus Gary Hubler, come experience the beauty and uplifting attributes of dance, its rhythms, power of community and also explore some of the challenges of humanity in 2018.
  • Alumna Kat Golden Receives Prestigious National Geographic Fellowship
    A Webster University alumna’s passion for teaching and the environment has earned her recognition from one of the most respected magazines in the world. As a result, she is preparing for a journey halfway around the globe.
  • Scholars, Donors Celebrate at Annual Scholarship Dinner
    More than 300 guests joined Chair of the Board of Trustees Lynn Britton, President Beth Stroble, and Provost Julian Schuster for the 2018 Scholarship Dinner. This special evening unites Webster University scholarship recipients with their patrons to celebrate, connect and learn from each other. The evening also featured live music by Webster students and a tribute to Dr. Donald Suggs. Webster University is grateful to all who attended and appreciative of our donors' support of Webster students.
  • Outcomes Survey for Spring 1 2018 Graduates
    To gather important data about the outcomes of our graduates, the Office of Institutional Effectiveness needs your help in encouraging Spring 1 2018 graduates to complete the Webster University Outcomes Survey. The Outcomes Survey is delivered via email to recent graduates worldwide approximately six to eight weeks after each term’s graduation date. Graduates from Spring 1 2018 received an email invitation to the survey the morning of Monday, April 9.
  • Conservatory Celebration Performers Announced, Tickets Now Available
    Featured performers and speakers have been confirmed for the Conservatory of Theatre Arts' 50th anniversary celebration weekend (April 20-22), and tickets are available for Saturday night’s event emceed by Tony Award-winning choreographer and director Jerry Mitchell. Among those appearing are Webster alumni Hunter Bell ([title of show]), Rocky Carroll (NCIS), Kevin Earley (Broadway’s Les Misérables, Tale of Two Cities, Death Takes a Holiday), Julie Ann Emery (Better Call Saul), Nathan Lee Graham (LA to Vegas, Sweet Home Alabama), Sigrid Wise (soon-to-be Juliet in Shakespeare Festival St. Louis’ Romeo and Juliet), and dean Peter Sargent, along with other faculty, alumni and students. Performances of the Conservatory production Brigadoon will also run that weekend as part of the celebration.