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  • In the News: Goedereis, Miller-Struttmann, Patterson, Werfelmann, Nawrot '00
    Eric Goedereis' insights on millennials during St. Louis On the Air can now be heard online.... Nicole Miller-Struttmann also appeared on the show to discuss her bee research.... School of Education alumna Phyllis Nawrot praised her time at Webster in a Houston Chronicle feature about her Citizenship Education Teacher of the Year Award.... Trent Patterson and David Werfelmann will discuss Harmonices Mundi on Classic 107.3 FM Monday, April 22.
  • Webster School of Education Alumna Named Teacher of the Year
    Webster University School of Education alumna Cheryl Ogolin was named teacher of the year for the Mehlville School District, it was announced this month. Ogolin, an English language arts teacher at Mehlville Senior High School, previously was named “teacher of the year” at Mehlville High.
  • Carr, Todt To Be Inducted into SLIAC Hall of Fame
    The St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference has announced the members of their 2019 Hall of Fame Class. This year's class of inductees includes former Gorloks as two of the three members. The league has selected former Webster women's basketball star Angie Carr (2001-05) and former Webster men's soccer coach Marty Todt (1988-12) for induction. Inductees will be honored during the league's annual Awards Banquet, which is scheduled for May 14.
  • Webster University Celebrates 40 Years in Geneva
    A weekend of activities recognizing Webster University Geneva’s 40th anniversary culminated with a Gala Fundraiser with alumni and friends, over a celebration evening of cocktails, art, music, dinner and dancing, with proceeds benefiting scholarship funds at Webster Geneva. Current student Emil Brew-Butler served as master of ceremonies, and Sema Jonsson's gallery exhibit, “Women Who Inspire,” recalled Webster's humble origins and pioneering spirit from its 1915 founding in St. Louis.
  • News Around Webster: Green, Zinselmeyer at NCHE; Chappell on King; Miller on teens, media
    Ted Green and Tom Zinselmeyer presented at the National Council for History Education conference on how collaboration between museums, educators, and historical societies can engage early adolescent learners.... John Chappell presented a paper, "Carole King's Consciousness Raising Path to Tapestry" at the Southwest Popular/American Popular Culture Association conference.... Donald Miller has written an exhaustive "teens and media" reference book, "Coming of Age in Popular Culture: Teenagers, Adolescence, and the Art of Growing Up."
  • Bravely to Present Inaugural Award to Joan Lipkin '75
    Bravely, Inc. (formerly Magdalene St. Louis), a Missouri nonprofit corporation, will present its Inaugural Bravely Award to Webster alumna Joan Lipkin, ’75, a community activist and the founder of The Uppity Theatre Company.
  • 'WOMAN' Arcade Exhibit Open Through April 15
    In celebration of Women's History Month, the exhibit celebrates the work of 20 contemporary cutting edge artists who help to bring Lorde's quote to life, inclusive of pieces from several Webster University students, alumni and faculty. The exhibit is on display in Arcade Contemporary Art Projects Annex at Webster University's Gateway Campus located at the historic Arcade Building in downtown St. Louis. The exhibit runs from March 15 through April 15.
  • Snapshots and Audio: 2019 Diversity and Inclusion Conference
    Webster University's 4th Annual Diversity and Inclusion Conference drew more than 500 speakers, panelists, volunteers and attendees to the Webster Groves campus, coming together for three days of thought-provoking activities to expand the conversation on diversity and learn how to become a more inclusive society.
  • RSVP for Great Decisions 2019
    Alumni, students and members of the Webster Community are invited to participate in the 2019 edition of Great Decisions, the ever-popular series of current events, presentations and discussions led by Webster University faculty and sponsored by the Webster University Alumni Association. The series runs on eight consecutive Monday evenings, March 4-April 22.
  • Webster Day at Busch Stadium April 28
    The Webster University Alumni Association and Parent Association would like to invite all members of the Webster University community to join us for Webster Day at Busch Stadium on Sunday, April 28, at 1:15 p.m. as the Cardinals take on the Cincinnati Reds. Tickets are $25 per person and are located on the Left Field Porch. All ticket holders will receive a limited edition Webster University Alumni Baseball Cap as well as a free jumbo hot dog & soda, redeemable at any concession stand.
  • Four Webster Alumni in 2019 '40 Under 40'
    The St. Louis Business Journal's 2019 40 Under 40 class includes four Webster University alumni: Neal Richardson, Webster University was also the sponsor of the awards dinner, which took place on Wednesday, Feb. 13.
  • Five Gorloks Inducted into the Webster University Athletics Hall of Fame
    Four student-athletes and a longtime athletics administrator were induced into the Webster University Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2019 in a ceremony on Feb. 9 at the University Center Sunnen Lounge.
  • In the News: Human Trafficking, Hellinger on Venezuela, Ilyashov's Impact
    FOX 2 news covered the Human Trafficking Workshop hosted by the College of Arts and Sciences Legal Studies department, interviewing Anne Geraghty-Rathert.... Community Music School faculty member Zena Ilyashov was cited in Symphony Magazine's "Teachers Who Made a Difference."... Dan Hellinger wrote a column in "The Conversation" academic blog on the constitutional crisis in Venezuela.
  • Katy Sullivan to Speak at Webster University's 100th Commencement
    Actress and Paralympic star Katy Sullivan will be the Commencement Speaker for Webster University’s 2019 Commencement on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at The Muny in Forest Park. To mark this milestone 100th Commencement, Webster will award four honorary doctorate degrees to alumni from throughout its history: Sullivan, Col. Sidney Gutierrez, Brenda Newberry and Elizabeth Robb.
  • Webster University Seal Design Contest
    The 100th Commencement Committee has announced a contest to redesign the Webster University Seal, which was last modified in 1996. As with previous contests for the alma mater and fight song, this contest is open to submissions from the global Webster University community of students, alumni, faculty and staff at every campus. A $2,500 prize will be offered to the contest winner. Submissions will be accepted until March 18, 2019.
  • Webster Alumnae Winners at Metropolitan Opera Auditions
    Webster University vocal performance alumnae Brittany Graham MM ’18 and Emma Sorenson BM ’13 were named district winners this weekend in the annual auditions hosted by the Metropolitan Opera National Council. The program is designed to discover promising young opera singers and assist in the development of their careers.
  • News Around Webster: Assner-Alvey, Christian, Morris, Schultz
    Robin Assner-Alvey has a solo exhibition at Bruce Gallery on the campus of Edinboro University in Edinboro, Pennsylvania.... Nancy Christian represented Webster at the 32nd annual Missouri Governor’s Student Leadership Forum.... Larry Morris was named a St. Louis Champion.... Susan Schultz was nominated to the board of O'Fallon Shiloh Chamber of Commerce.
  • Webster Luke AFB Supports 'Trauma Teddy' Program
    A local initiative to help police assist small children has garnered support from Webster University’s Luke Air Force Base location — and deepened an alumni connection with one of Glendale's first responders. Longtime faculty member Herb Kretz led Webster's drive to contribute to the "Trauma Teddy" program, where the Glendale Police Department collects stuffed animals to help comfort small children during incidents where first responders are called.
  • Vienna Alumna Spotlight: Aleksandra Mandrapa
    The Alumni Association interviewed Aleksandra Mandrapa (MBA '08) for the January Alumni Spotlight. This spotlight highlights why Aleksandra chose Webster Vienna, her favorite memories as a student, and an update on where her degree and her career has taken her since graduation.
  • Webster University SPICE Alumni Land Research Careers at Ivy League Universities
    Two international alumni have landed prestigious positions as researchers at Ivy-League institutions and they say they owe their success to their experience at Webster University. Manuel León Hoyos and Luisa Mercado entered Webster University because of the Susan Polgar Institute for Chess Excellence, (SPICE) chess team. But their interactions with faculty, staff and other students helped prepare them for their future careers, they said.
  • Professor's 'Palacios' Wins Film Awards Across the U.S.
    "Palacios," a film produced and shot by David Rocco -- with some help from the dog, Ingebar --in the Webster University School of Communications, continues to win awards after screening at 15 festivals across the United States, and has been acquired for distribution. The feature about a widow and an inner-city teen recently received Best Narrative Feature and Best Cinematography for a Narrative Feature at Cincinnati's Over-the-Thine International Film Festival.
  • Ten Webster Alumni Honored with Emerson Excellence in Teaching Awards
    Ten alumni were honored with the prestigious Emerson Excellence in Teaching award earlier this month. Now in its 29th year, the award pays tribute to area educators – from kindergarten teachers to college professors – for their achievements and dedication to the field of education. Award recipients will have the opportunity to apply for a Gold Star Grant from Emerson that will be presented in spring 2019.
  • Alumni Association to Host Cupcakes With Santa Dec. 8
    The Webster University Alumni Association invites Webster community members to bring their families to the "Cupcakes with Santa" event on Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Love Foundation Alumni House. Space is limited to 25 children per session, with a $5 per child cost.
  • Annual Holiday Concert for Webster Community Dec. 5
    The Alumni Association extends an invitation to the Webster community to join them on Wednesday, Dec. 5, for their annual Holiday Concert. The concert will take place on campus in the Winifred Moore Auditorium at 12:15 p.m., followed by refreshments in the Webster Groves Room. Alumni, Faculty, Staff, and friends who have made a donation between June 1 – December 1 will receive a limited edition Gorlok or Alumni Ornament at the concert as a thank you for your support of Webster.
  • Make an Impact with Webster on #GivingTuesday Nov. 27
    Join Webster University on Nov. 27 for #GivingTuesday and make #GorlokGiving global. #GivingTuesday is a global giving movement built by millions of individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in all 50 U.S. states and in countries around the world to support and champion the causes they believe in and the communities in which they live. Through your donations to Webster, you are empowering students to find success now and long after they graduate.
  • Webster Athletics Names Five New Hall of Fame Inductees
    Webster University Athletics will place five new inductees into the Webster Athletics Hall of Fame during its annual banquet on Saturday, Feb. 9. Unveiled on Monday, the 10th Hall of Fame class includes four former Gorlok student-athletes and a longtime Webster Athletics administrator.
  • Two Webster Alumni Appointed Poet Laureate of St. Louis
    Artists Shirley LeFlore ‘76 and Jane Ellen Ibur ’73 were appointed as St. Louis’ poet laureate. LeFlore was sworn in at a city hall ceremony in early November and will serve until April. Ibur will then take over and serve a two-year term. They will be the second and third poet laureates in the city’s history.
  • University Donors Honored at A Night of the Webster Stars
    Webster University celebrated and honored its most supportive and influential donors at the 2018 Donor Recognition Dinner on Nov. 1. The evening’s theme, “A Night of the Webster Stars,” highlighted the impact of donors on the University’s strength, campus growth and student successes.
  • Jane Ellen Ibur '73 Selected as Poet Laureate of St. Louis
    Webster University alumna Jane Ellen Ibur '73 has been selected to become poet laureate of St. Louis, to begin during National Poetry Month in April 2019. The 2013 recipient of the Alumni Association's Loretto Award, Ibur is a poet, creative writer and teacher. She has brought the joys of literature to homeless shelters, prisons, museums, arts centers. "I teach all ages from birth to death, and I treat everybody exactly the same: My job is to give them their voice.”
  • Alumnus Becomes Member of International Think Tank
    St. Louis-based PGAV Destinations Vice President and Senior Planner and Designer Tom Owen, a graduate of the Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts, was recently honored by joining The Institute for Learning and Innovation (ILI), the foremost think tank for free-choice learning.