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  • Webster MBA Alumni in Business Journal's 2019 '30 Under 30'
    Two Webster University alumni were among the honorees this month in the St. Louis Business Journal's 2019 30 Under 30 Awards. Malcolm Crawford and Nesmira Muratovic, graduates of Webster's MBA program, were highlighted as "the next generation of metro-area movers and shakers who are going places." They were honored at a July 11 cocktail reception and featured in the July 12 print edition of the Business Journal on pages 41 and 46.
  • Communications Alum Documents Stanley Cup-Winning Blues
    For St. Louisans, June 12, 2019, will forever be etched in memory as the day the St. Louis Blues ended a 52-year wait for their first Stanley Cup. Webster University alumnus Austin Ratanasitee was there to help document it all in his role as video and digital content producer for Blue Note Productions. He gained hands-on experience for the role as an undergraduate and graduate student at Webster, where Ratanasitee was an integral part of Webster Athletics' digital media efforts, including live streaming of games, taking photos, creating graphics and social media.
  • In the News: Miller-Struttmann on pesticides, Flewellen on diversity, Mink on film, chess alumnus, Conservatory student
    Nicole Miller-Struttmann discussed the effect of pesticides on pollinators on Fox2 after the City of Glendale announced it would stop weekly fogging for mosquitoes.... Vincent C. Flewellen and Patrick Giblin were quoted in an "Insight into Diversity" article on "Witnessing Whiteness."... Webster alumnus and former chess team member Liam Le Quang was in Vietnamnet news after winning the Summer Chess Classic.... School of Communications faculty member Eric Mink will lead a post-film discussions during the “Silver Screen” film festival.... Conservatory student Nate Walczyk was mentioned in the River Cities Reader for summer work at a live performance lighting company.
  • Vocal Performance Alumni Join Summer Opera Theatre
    Webster University vocal performance alumni Brittany Graham, MM ’18 and Randell McGee, BM ’16 joined the cohort of Leigh Gerdine Young Artists this summer season at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis. Members of the program sing in the chorus as well as in supporting roles and/or cover for leading and featured roles in mainstage productions of the Opera Theatre of St. Louis.
  • Webster Students, Faculty Alumni in St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase
    Eight Webster University School of Communications students, 19 alumni, and two faculty members have had films accepted into the 2019 Whitaker St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase. This year's 29 individual entrants with 32 entries is comparable to the 30 entrants of 2018 who made up more than a quarter of the showcase entries.
  • In the News: Miller-Struttmann on bee die-off, Lange on soccer, Glaveanu on Creativity Week
    Nicole Miller-Struttmann was quoted in a Farm Press story on a major bee hive die-off this winter.... Vlad Glaveanu was interviewed on World Radio Switzerland about Creativity Week at Webster Geneva.... Dave Lange was interviewed for an article about soccer’s history in St. Louis.
  • Andrea Soto Named AVP of Development
    Andrea Soto has been named Associate Vice President of Development at Webster University. Soto will lead Webster’s team of development officers and join AVP of Advancement Services Ryan Elliott and Director of Alumni Programs and Annual Fund Kelly Dopman as leads in the Office of Advancement, reporting to President Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble.
  • Otto Hieronymi Prize for Scholarship in HPIR
    The Department of International Relations at Webster University Geneva has created the Otto Hieronymi Prize for the best scholarly monograph in the fields of History, Politics and International Relations (HPIR). The competitive prize honors the former head of the department and founder of the International Humanitarian and Security Conference. Open to all Webster HPIR faculty worldwide, entries for 2019 must be received by Sept. 30. Recipients will be recognized during the 25th annual conference in Geneva March 19-20, 2020.
  • In the News: Ghana and Rhiney, Gutoskey's 'Pulse' art, Webster outreach
    Webster Ghana and Professor Eric Rhiney were mentioned for their part in an upcoming Women in PR conference.... Alumnus John Gutoskey is one of the artists featured in a story about an art exhibit focusing on the Pulse Nightclub attack in Orlando.... Webster University was mentioned as one of a few institutions that reached out to ITT students to help them continue their education after the for-profit company went bankrupt.
  • In the News: Hatton on social media, Ankomah-Graham on feminism in Ghana, Tyler '18 to L.A.
    Geneva's Lionel Fatton was quoted in an Associated Press article about the problem with fake profiles on social media.... Alumnus Joshua Tyler, a former Donald M. Suggs Scholar, was featured in the St. Louis American as he heads to the American Film Institute.... Ghana's Kobby Ankomah-Graham was quoted in a news article about a popular feminist blog in Ghana.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.