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  • In the News: Cross, Donovan '95, Smith, Stroble, Umbaugh
    President Beth Stroble was interviewed on Radio 63119 about Webster's diversity and inclusion efforts.... Remy Cross was on KMOX discussing study that found thousands of racist posts on Facebook by active-duty police.... Bruce Umbaugh spoke with Reviewed about data privacy issues with life and health tracking apps.... Julie Smith was quoted in a Forbes article about social media platforms handling false and doctored political material.... Matthew Donovan '95 has become acting secretary of the Air Force.
  • Snapshots: San Antonio-Area Commencement
    As Webster campuses continue celebrating the 100th graduating class, Webster University's 43rd anniversary in the San Antonio area welcomed more than 1,000 guestscelebrating graduates from campus locations including the San Antonio Metro, Lackland Air Force Base, Fort Sam Houston and Randolph Air Force Base.
  • News Around Webster: George, Hanssen, Hock, Liberati, MacCartney, Cosic
    Paula Hanssen and Markus Hock represented Webster at the Fulbright Conference, "Building Bridges."... Dani MacCartney's chapter "Monitoring the World Society: LGBT Human Rights in Russia and Sweden" was selected to commemorate Pride Month.... Rebecca George presented to the Columbia, S.C., chapter of the National Council of Negro Women.... Zlatko Cosic's video PIZZICATO is screen at the Citygarden, a co-presentation of Cinema St. Louis and Gateway Foundation.... Ryan Liberati has been awarded an Alumni Award for Scholarship from Bradley University.
  • Webster Ghana Holds 5th Commencement Ceremony
    Webster University's campus in Accra, Ghana, celebrated its 5th and largest-ever commencement on Saturday, May 18, with undergraduate and graduate students convening from three of Webster academic colleges and schools. Graduates heard remarks from Farida Bedwei, co-founder and chief technology officer of Logiciel (Ghana), as well as Webster Ghana Director Christa Sanders, Walker School Dean Simone Cummings, and governmental representatives from Ghana, Italy and the United States.
  • Three Selected for 2019 Student Life Hall of Fame
    Ciléia Miranda-Yuen ‘01, Tammy Gocial ’03, and Jenn Christ ‘04, 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 in Sunnen Lounge Thursday, May 30, with a reception beforehand in the University Center Commons. RSVP before May 27. 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.
  • 2018-19 Highlights: Academics, Athletics, Achievements and Awards
    Webster University’s Class of 2019 numbers 5,000 graduates across the world, bringing Webster’s total alumni to more than 200,000 and capping another historic year for Webster University. Enjoy highlights of the 2018-19 academic year's achievements for students, alumni, faculty, staff and the University across the worldwide network.
  • Commencements begin for Class of 2019
    Webster University's 100th graduating class has begun celebrating at commencement ceremonies across the network, including ceremonies last weekend in Geneva, Leiden, St. Louis and Thailand with more to come this weekend and through the summer. Overall, the class includes 5,000 graduates -- ranging in age from 19 to 72 -- and representing 101 countries across the globe.
  • In the News: Sullivan, Corrigan, Mackin
    Nurse Anesthesia student Hilary Mackin was featured by NBC affiliate KSDK for the remarkable story of how she helped a nun, Sister Lucy Arombo, who had helped her on a visit to Uganda.... Katy Sullivan '02 was featured in St. Louis Post-Dispatch coverage of commencement speakers.... Don Corrigan will appear on KMOX Radio on May 25 and Kristi Carson’s “Talk of the Town” on May 26 to discuss his book about squirrels in pop culture.
  • Staff Members of the Year Announced at Annual Recognition Breakfast
    Tara Campbell and Nancy Higgins were announced as the Staff Members of the Year at the annual Faculty and Staff Recognition Breakfast on Tuesday, May 14. The two are also Webster alumnae. Other previously announced honorees from the network were also recognized, including the faculty recipients of this year's Kemper and Messing awards, the staff Gorlok Greats, new retirees and those who reached milestones for years of service in 2019.
  • Webster Wins Third Straight, 18th All-Time SLIAC All-Sports Trophy
    Webster University continued its dominance of the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference All-Sports Trophy by capturing the 2018-19 award for the third consecutive season, as announced Tuesday during the SLIAC Awards Banquet. Webster has now won the SLIAC All-Sports Trophy 18 times in the 21-year history of the award, including 14 times in the last 15 years. Among the Hall of Fame inductees were former Gorlok men's soccer coach Marty Todt '92 and former women's basketball player Angie Carr '05.
  • Webster alumna and St. Louis Poet Laureate Shirley LeFlore 1940 - 2019
    Webster University alumna and St. Louis Poet Laureate Shirley LeFlore ’76, died Sunday morning. She was only the second poet laureate in the city’s history, and the first black woman to hold the title.
  • New Webster Seal Unveiled with Contest Winner
    Webster University's new seal was unveiled at Commencement Dinner. A design by Sarah Lafser '15 (BA Animation) was selected through a contest that drew submissions from current students, alumni and faculty. "Webster has had such a huge impact on my life that goes beyond a degree," she said. With that in mind, she said her design modernizes the seal and reflects Webster's global impact while incorporating elements from past seals in its history.
  • 2019 Outstanding Alumni Award Winners
    The Outstanding Alumni Award recipients from each Webster University college and school were honored at Friday's Commencement Dinner and invited to address graduates from their respective colleges and schools at the 100th Commencement ceremony Saturday, May 11, at The Muny in Forest Park.
  • Commencement Ceremonies Through History: 25th, 50th, 75th
    Webster University has celebrated its annual Commencement at several locations around St. Louis, where it was founded in 1915. In addition to the Webster Groves campus and neighboring Eden Seminary and Nerinx Hall, downtown locations have included the Kiel Opera House, Powell Symphony Hall, the St. Louis Arena and the Dome at America's Center. Now, as Webster prepares to celebrate its 100th Commencement ceremony at The Muny in Forest Park, here is a look back at some past milestone commencement ceremonies: the 25th, 50th and 75th.
  • In the News: Newberry, Corrigan, Roberts, Tennis
    NBC affiliate TV6 out of Marquette, Michigan, produced a story on Katrina Serbentes, who will begin study next year and join the Webster University tennis team.... The St. Louis American highlighted Brenda Newberry, who will receive an honorary degree at Saturday’s 100th Commencement ceremony.... Joe Roberts was quoted by Wallhub about advice for emerging entrepreneurs.... Don Corrigan will be featured in a Festus-Crystal City radio interview and newspaper article next week on his new book “Nuts About Squirrels."
  • May 1: Empower Webster students on Give STL Day
    Join us on Wednesday, May 1, in celebrating Give STL Day, a 24-hour celebration of online giving in the St. Louis community. To participate, consider making a gift of $10, $20, $50, or $100 to empower Webster students! Make your online gift and join in the conversation on social media using #GiveSTLDay. When you give to Webster, you are committing to expanding the education of future global citizens.
  • Annual Scholarship Dinner Connects Donors, Students
    Nearly 300 Webster University donors and scholarship recipients joined President Stroble and Provost Schuster for the 2019 Scholarship Dinner on April 4 in Grant Gym. This annual event brings together the recipients of Webster University scholarships, with their generous donors, to celebrate and connect. A tribute to Marilyn and Sam Fox’s years of generous support of Webster University was the highlight of the evening.
  • Webster China Staff Instrumental in U.S-China Education Dialogue
    Candice Zhao of Webster China was the MC of the 8th annual conference of American Universities’ China Association (AUCA), which focused on the development of alumni associations in China, and changes in how U.S. and Chinese universities are successfully cooperating.
  • 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.