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  • Two Alumni Inducted Into SLIAC Sports Hall of Fame
    Two Webster University alumni, Crystal Spinner and Katy Meyer, have been inducted into the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC) Hall of Fame. They will be inducted during the SLIAC Awards Banquet on May 16.
  • Testimonial Videos Highlight Online Student, Blended Learning Experience
    The Online Learning Center has created video testimonials featuring fully online graduate students and blended program learners discussing their experiences taking Webster University courses and programs online. The testimonials provide a range of perspectives for current and prospective students and are available for use in promotional or educational purposes.
  • Two Alumni Recognized in St. Louis Business Journal 40 Under 40
    Webster University alumni Shannon Pasternak (BA ’06) and Nick Riordon (MS ’07) have been named to the St. Louis Business Journal's 2017 40 Under 40. Since 1995, the publication has honored young leaders who are already making their mark on the local business community. Pasternak and Riordon, who each earned degrees through Webster's Walker School of Business and Technology, will be honored with the rest of the 40 Under 40 at a dinner on Feb. 16.
  • Remembering Jack Canepa, Longtime Art Professor
    Webster University's Department of Art, Design and Art History remembers longtime faculty member Jack Canepa, who passed away Feb. 6. A brilliant artist and master teacher, he was professor at Webster from 1971 till his retirement in 1994. He was director of the Loretto Hilton Art Gallery and taught painting, drawing, conceptual art, and art history. He also fostered communities within Webster and throughout the city.
  • Alumni Association Call for Award Nominations
    The Webster University Alumni Association is seeking nominations for its annual awards. All members of the Webster Community are invited to nominate deserving alumni for the following awards: Loretto Award, Mary Elizabeth Newell Award, Young Alumni Award, and Distinguished Alumni Award. Please submit nominations by April 15.
  • RSVP for Great Decisions 2017: Discussing global issues with Webster faculty
    It's time to register for Great Decisions 2017, the ever-popular series of current events presentations and discussions led by Webster University faculty and sponsored by the Webster University Alumni Association. Topics in this year's program, which runs on Monday nights in March and April, include nuclear security, the future of Europe, Middle Eastern issues and Latin American politics. RSVP by March 3.
  • Sultz '86 Visiting as Guest Alumni Choreographer for Dance, Biology
    Heather Sultz '86, 2017 Guest Alumni Choreographer for the Dance Department, will be in residence in February to set a new dance piece on the Webster University Dance Ensemble, for performance this spring. In addition, she will hold workshops and lectures for both the Dance Department and the Biological Sciences Department.
  • Webster Inducts 2017 Athletics Hall of Fame Class
    The 2017 Webster University Athletics Hall of Fame class was inducted in a Feb. 4 ceremony as part of a "pack the house" weekend coinciding with men's and women's basketball games on campus. Scott Kilgallon, director of Athletics, along with Webster University President Elizabeth (Beth) Stroble and Athletics coordinator Amy O'Brien, presented the inductees and award winners.
  • GLIMPSE Highlights Stories from Geneva to St. Louis, L.A. to Bucharest
    The latest issue of GLIMPSE, the Webster University alumni digital publication, includes a story on alumni entrepreneurs, a profile of multigenerational Webster families and a look at what it's like touring in a Broadway show. From Geneva to St. Louis, L.A. to Bucharest, check out and share these Webster stories.
  • Outcomes Survey Sent to Fall 2 Graduates
    The Office of Institutional Effectiveness sent recent graduates the Webster University Outcomes Survey. This survey gathers important data about the outcomes of our graduates. In order for the results to be usable, especially at the campus and program levels, it is essential that we achieve a high response rate.
  • Pack the House for Gorloks Basketball, Alumni Hall of Fame on Feb. 4
    It's time to pack the house: Come cheer current students, salute the 2017 Hall of Fame class, and wear your blue and gold on Feb. 4 as the women's and men's basketball teams face off Iowa Wesleyan. Women's Basketball begins at 1 p.m. and men's begins at 3 p.m. Giveaways and snacks will be provided in the Athletic Lobby during the women's halftime and between the games.
  • Conference Highlights Webster's Alumni Careers Webinar Series
    Career Planning and Development Center director Tamara Gegg-LaPlume's presentation at the Career Services Thought Leaders Symposium highlighted the Webster.Careers website and bi-monthly career development webinars that Webster offers for its alumni. These live global webinars are offered every other Wednesday to discuss important career and job transition topics.
  • Johnson Cano '06 on New Bernstein CD with Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
    Webster University alumna Jennifer Johnson Cano '06 is featured on a major new CD release from the international music label Naxos. The new disc features the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, led by Marin Alsop, conducting two seminal orchestral works by Leonard Bernstein. Also on the disc is French superstar pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet.
  • Steward '03 Featured after 'Manchester By The Sea' Golden Globes
    Webster University alumna Kimberly Steward was called "one of the hottest young producers in Hollywood" in a segment on NBC affiliate KSDK after her film "Manchester By The Sea" won several honors at the Golden Globe Awards. The film's star and Best Actor Award winner thanked her and others in his acceptance.
  • Webster's Outcomes Survey for Fall Graduates
    To gather important data about the outcomes of our graduates, the Office of Institutional Effectiveness needs your help in encouraging recent Fall 2016 graduates to complete the Webster University Outcomes Survey. The survey is delivered via email to recent graduates worldwide approximately six weeks after each term’s graduation date.
  • Patricia Reardon Arnold Named Interim Vice President of Advancement
    Patricia Reardon Arnold, a long-time St. Louis resident who is well known for her fund-raising skills, was named interim vice president of advancement at Webster University, it was announced today. She will replace Charles Hahn, who recently accepted a position at Millikin University in Decatur, Ill.
  • Video: Vienna WEBTalks Showcases Webster Talent, Common Bonds
    Webster Vienna hosted its first WEBTalks, an event welcoming three extraordinary Webster-associated speakers for an evening of TED Talk-style insights from Oscar-winning alumnus Charles Randolph, space neuroscientist alumnus Vladimir Ivkovic and Webster chess coach and grandmaster Susan Polgar.
  • Webster Athletics Announces 2017 Hall of Fame Class
    Webster University and Director of Athletics, Scott Kilgallon, are pleased to announce five Gorlok greats as the newest members of its Athletics Hall of Fame. The 2017 inductees include the two most prolific scorers in Webster women’s soccer history, a first-team All-American pitcher, one of the top scorers in men’s basketball, and a Josten’s Trophy national finalist.
  • Geneva Alumni Share Experience Working for International Organizations
    More than 70 students, alumni and faculty gathered at Webster Geneva for a career services panel discussion on the skills needed to land jobs in international relations and the realities of working in the field. The panel moderated by Oreste Foppiani included several alumni currently working for such organizations.
  • Webster Thailand Alumni Reconnect in Myanmar
    On Dec. 2, Webster University Thailand organized an alumni gathering event in Yangon, Myanmar, where graduates from as far back as 2001 reconnected and reminisced on their time at the University. Numerous alumni joined the event and it was a memorable evening for everyone present.
  • Hahn Named to VP Position at Milliken University
    Vice President for Advancement Charles Hahn has been named to the position of Vice President for Alumni and Development at Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois, beginning February 2017. Since joining Webster, Hahn transformed advancement resulting in significant increases in donor pledges and commitments, private support for endowed faculty and student scholarships -- including a 40 percent increase in this academic year -- major foundation funding of strategic academic priorities and more.
  • Webster Music Alumna Wins Vocal Performance American Prize
    Webster University alumna Samantha Schmid BA'11 has won the American Prize in Vocal Performance under women in art song and oratorio, college/university division. Schmid earned a bachelor of arts in music studying voice with emerita professor Carole Gaspar and adjunct professor Debby Lennon.
  • Alumni Association Hosts Cupcakes with Santa Dec. 10
    The Webster University Alumni Association invites you and your family to Cupcakes with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 10, at the Love Foundation Alumni House. Children can make snowflakes, enjoy cupcakes, cocoa, other sweet treats, and meet Santa. Cost is $5 per child for a half hour session between the hours of 1:30-3:30 p.m.
  • Webster Grad Circles the Globe in an Electric Car
    Carolina Bianchi, '15, and her father drove a Tesla around the world to demonstrate the practicality of sustainable vehicles.During the trip, they dodged potholes, tornadoes and men with guns to prove the practicality of sustainable vehicles. And she would do it all again, she said.
  • In the News: Gibbs on Bentonville; Steward on 'Manchester,' Hart on KSDK-TV
    Kimberly Steward ’03 was featured in the St. Louis American for her movie, "Manchester by the Sea," Fayetteville director Mike Gibbs was in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette on the campus' Bentonville extension, and video game design student Luke Hart was part of a KSDK segment on restorative practices in counteracting bullying.
  • Webster University Celebrates Veterans Day
    Webster University campuses across the network celebrated Veterans Day on Friday, Nov. 11, to join the national recognition of those who have served in our armed forces.
  • The Great Thanks Project Returns Nov. 14-17
    The fourth annual Great Thanks Project is back. Increasingly a project spirited by student initiative and philanthropic excitement, Student Ambassadors and Advancement staff will manage note writing stations at Marletto’s Marketplace Nov. 14-17. The note cards feature the artwork of BFA students Destini Johnson and Riley Williams. Community members can draw a donor name or write to a specific donor to say thanks for their part in making the Webster experience possible.
  • Hunt Gallery Exhibits Clark Stoeckley: The U.S. vs. Private Chelsea Manning
    The Cecille R. Hunt Gallery at Webster University will exhibit Clark Stoeckley: The United States vs. Private Chelsea Manning from Nov. 4-Dec. 10, 2016. Drawing in real time from inside the courtroom, artist, activist and Webster alumnus Clark Stoeckley captured first-hand the extraordinary drama of the Manning trial, one of the most important and secretive trials in American history.
  • South Carolina Grads at Commencement in Myrtle Beach
    About 200 Webster graduates in the Class of 2016 from throughout South Carolina, including Greenville, Columbia and Charleston, gathered for a joint commencement ceremony hosted by the Myrtle Beach campus location. Participants included both master's degree recipients and those earning undergraduate degree completions.
  • Webster University Rewards Visa Credit Card
    The Office of Advancement has created a new partnership with Commerce Bank in offering a Webster University Rewards Visa Credit Card for alumni, students, faculty, staff, and other supporters of the University.