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  • 2017 Homecoming Snapshots: Celebration Through Community
    Webster University alumni, parents, students, family, friends and the community joined in the Homecoming: Reunion and Family Weekend celebration at the Webster Groves campus on Friday, Sept. 15 and Saturday, Sept. 16.
  • In the News: Cybersecurity, Design and Theatre Alumni
    Webster University's cybersecurity program was covered in the Orange County Business Journal and the Orange County Register as it expands to the Irvine, California, campus this fall.... BFA Graphic Design alumna Ashley Webelhuth was profiled as the “Designer of the Week” in the major design periodical, PRINT Magazine.... Conservatory alumna Courtney (Dempsey) Burkett and the Detroit Public Theatre she co-founded was featured in American Theatre Magazine.
  • Webster Conservatory to Perform Alumnus' [title of show] Musical
    Webster University alumnus Hunter Bell (BFA '93) wrote a book turned one-act musical that was performed on Broadway in 2008. It received notable attention at the Musical Theatre Festival premiering in New York City and was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical. Webster’s Conservatory of Theatre Arts will be performing the show beginning Wednesday, Sept. 27, at Emerson Studio Theatre.
  • Webster's Outcomes Survey for Summer Graduates
    To gather important data about the outcomes of our graduates, the Office of Institutional Effectiveness needs your help in encouraging recent Summer 2017 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.
  • Informal Commencement Celebrates Non-Traditional Path
    Webster University’s Commencement ceremony happens every year in May. For the past decade, it has been held at The Muny theatre in Forest Park, where graduates gather to hear the commencement address and receive their degrees in front of a crowd of family and friends. But Jenni Taylor, who graduated in 2011 with a degree in Educational Studies, never had that main ceremony experience – until now. This past summer, a small group of supporters made sure she got to cross the Muny stage in a cap and gown.
  • Patricia Reardon Arnold Named Vice President of Advancement
    Patricia Reardon Arnold has been named Vice President of Advancement at Webster University. Arnold originally joined Webster in January 2017 to serve in this role on an interim basis. As the head of Advancement, Arnold provides strategic direction and leadership of Webster's Advancement Office, which includes: Annual Fund, and Major Gifts, Alumni Programs, Parent and Student Programs, Corporate, Foundation, and Advancement Services.
  • Remembering Neal Richardson, Music and Conservatory Faculty Member
    The University community extends condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Neal Richardson, who taught musical theatre styles, musicianship skills, and song study; coached three generations of musical theatre students; and served as musical director for numerous productions at Webster. Services are Thursday, Sept. 14. Memorials may be made to the Neal Richardson Endowed Memorial Musical Theatre Scholarship or to Samuel United Church of Christ.
  • Workforce Recruitment Program for Students, Recent Grads with Disabilities
    The University is again participating in this year's Workforce Recruitment Program, which connects federal employers with college students and recent grads with disabilities eager to prove their abilities in the workplace through internships or permanent jobs. Eligible candidates from all majors and degree programs, ranging from college freshmen to recently-graduated students, must register by Oct. 11, 2017.
  • 2017 Homecoming Spotlight: Shop, Rock and Glow
    Webster University alumni, parents, students, family, friends and the community are invited to the Webster Groves campus for Homecoming: Reunion and Parents Weekend on Sept. 15-16, 2017. An annual Homecoming event, the Shop, Rock and Glow event features art booths and live performances as part of this expansion of the popular Garden Glow opening reception. Visit the Alumni website to learn more and register.
  • Webster Remembers Sister M. Cecily Jones '45, English Professor and Dean
    Webster University remembers Sister M. Cecily Jones (nee Margaret Blanche Jones), a Sister of Loretto, alumna and longtime faculty member who died peacefully on July 18. Sister Cecily's English courses were popular during her time as faculty member from 1949-1961. She also served as Dean of Women (dean of students) from 1955-1961, residing in Loretto Hall. A prolific writer and poet, she can be seen reflecting on her time at Webster in several centennial videos.
  • Call for Nominations: 2018 Honorary Degree Recipient, Commencement Speaker
    The Honorary Degree Committee is currently seeking nominations for the 2018 Commencement ceremony taking place Saturday, May 12. The honorary doctorate degree recognizes accomplishments of individuals, including alumni, as well as those who may not have had any previous association with the University.
  • 2017 Homecoming Spotlight: Lightning Talks
    Webster University alumni, parents, students, family, friends and the community are invited to the Webster Groves campus for Homecoming: Reunion and Parents Weekend on Sept. 15-16, 2017. An annual Homecoming event, Lightning Talks includes short presentations on various topics by alumni, students and faculty. Visit the Alumni website to learn more and register for Lightning Talks.
  • Alumni Digital Publication Glimpse Presents Summer 2017 Issue
    The Office of Advancement's Summer 2017 issue of “Glimpse,” the digital publication for Webster University alumni worldwide, provides a snapshot of Webster’s alumni, faculty, staff and students doing the extraordinary. Topics include a series of stories about alumni authors with blossoming careers, a tour of Browning Hall – the new Interdisciplinary Science Building, an homage to Webster’s Conservatory of Theatre Arts, and much more! "Glimpse" is online, interactive and environmentally friendly.
  • International Student Trivia, Throwback Thursday, Homecoming Human Library
    Among the social events hosted in the University Library Conference Room this fall are an International Student Trivia Night on Tuesday, Aug. 29, a "Throwback Thursday" night with forgotten technologies from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Sept. 7, and the "Homecoming Human Library" event that will introduce students to alumni on Thursday, Sept. 14.
  • In the News: Cummings profile; Woolf on Trump; Cottam on online; Erbs '85 salute
    Simone Cummings was profiled in the St. Louis American for her new role as dean of the Walker School.... Linda Woolf's op/ed on President Trump's speech to the Boy Scouts was published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.... EducationDIVE spoke with Michael Cottom about online learning opportunities for degree completion.... Donna Erbs ’85 has been named by the St. Louis Business Journal as one of this year’s Most Influential Business Women.
  • 2017 Homecoming: Reunion and Family Weekend
    Webster University alumni, parents, students, family, friends and the community are invited to the Webster Groves campus for Homecoming: Reunion and Parents Weekend on Sept. 15-16, 2017.
  • Global MA in International Relations Cohort Completes Program in Vienna
    Webster University’s Global Master of Arts in International Relations students celebrated their program completion at a graduation luncheon held at the Palais Wenkheim on the Vienna campus. Students complete this degree in 11 months, traveling every eight weeks to a new campus location in the Webster system. The class of 2017 studied in Vienna, Leiden, Athens, Geneva, Accra, Havana, Beijing, Bangkok, and Washington, D.C.
  • Honz '16 Named Conductor for St. Louis Children's Choirs
    Lauren Honz (BME ’16) has been named conductor of one of the St. Louis Children’s Choirs. The choirs include about 450 talented young singers (ages 6 to 18) from more than 200 schools and 85 zip codes in Missouri and Illinois. While at Webster, Honz received the prestigious Peggy Fossett Endowed Music Scholarship and the Jean Sinor Memorial Scholarship, as well as the highly competitive Tresa Jo Wilson Memorial Scholarship awarded by the Missouri Choral Directors Association.
  • Snapshots: Sargent, Alumni at Special Performance of Norbert Leo Butz' 'Whirligig'
    On Friday, June 2, Peter Sargent, dean of the Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts welcomed Webster alumni to a special performance of “The Whirligig” at the Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre in New York City. Alumni came from near and far to see fellow alumnus Norbert Leo Butz, BFA ’90, who starred in the world premiere. A private meet-and-greet with the beloved actor took place after the performance.
  • Webster Alumnus Serves as Deputy Commander of the Elite Old Guard Army Regiment
    Lt. Col. R. Tyler Willbanks, who graduated with a master’s degree in international relations this spring, serves as the deputy regimental commander of The Old Guard, also known as the Third U.S. Infantry Regiment. The elite unit serves at military funerals, major events with international dignitaries, and other high-profile occasions such as the recent presidential inauguration.
  • Student Life Hall of Fame to Induct Five New Members
    Daniel (Dee) Goines ’08, Lauren (Meyer) Hoggatt ’10 and ’12, Mario Santander ’09 and ’11, Mathias Jackson ’06 and ’07, and Tyler Holman ’12 have been selected as the newest members of the Webster University Student Life Hall of Fame. They will be inducted at a ceremony during Homecoming Weekend, on Friday, Sept. 15.
  • Alumna, Student in Business Journal 30 Under 30
    Webster University alumna Abby Bandelow and MBA student Ellen Drazen are among the young professionals recognized in the St. Louis Business Journal's 2017 "30 Under 30," as featured in the July 7-13 edition. They will be honored at a Business Journal cocktail reception on July 13, 5:30-7 p.m. at .ZACK.
  • 2017 Alumni Association Award Winners: Freeman, Jeffries, Harbeson, Rahmans
    The Webster University Alumni Association announces Alan O. Freeman (MBA '93), Tracey Jeffries (MA '10), Ann Harbeson (MA '03) and Loren (BA '12, MA '12) and Wakeel (BA '13) Rahman as the 2017 Alumni Awards recipients. Click through to read more about these deserving recipients, who will be honored at the Annual Homecoming Dinner and Dance on Saturday, Sept. 16.
  • Alumna from Ghana to Share Story of Art, Life, Global Opportunities
    Webster University alumna Yvonne Osei will share her life story traveling from Ghana to pursue an art education, highlighting how Webster‘s educational climate enabled her to teach in seven different public schools and institutions, carry out community services, and translated her art into works that had a global sensitivity. She'll speak around the theme, "What happens when art and life meet?" as part of the "Campfire" series held at St. Louis Public Library on Saturday, July 8.
  • Voice Professor, Student, Alumna in Italy for Symposium
    Jacob Lassetter, associate professor of voice in the Department of Music, is singing and teaching this month at the Bassi Brugnatelli International Conducting and Singing Symposium in Robbiate, Italy. Webster student Sophie Shugart and alumna Kait Turner are participating in this year’s program, receiving lessons, coaching, movement, conversational Italian instruction, and performance opportunities.
  • Webster Outcomes Survey for Spring 2 Graduates
    To gather important data about the outcomes of our graduates, the Office of Institutional Effectiveness needs your help in encouraging Spring 2 2017 graduates to complete the Webster University Outcomes Survey.
  • Remembering Dorothy Henderson Heagney ?39
    The Webster University community mourns the passing of Dorothy Henderson Heagney '39, a longtime supporter and proud Webster alumna. She was a lifelong learner and Webster to the core: She was a longtime resident of Webster Groves, life-long member of Holy Redeemer Church, and graduate of Nerinx Hall High School, which is next door to Webster University and likewise founded by the Sisters of Loretto.
  • Webster at Churchill Downs: 100 alumni, faculty, staff, Sisters of Loretto gather
    Webster University alumni, faculty and staff gathered together for an afternoon of horse racing fun at the annual Churchill Downs event in Louisville, Kentucky, on June 10. Over 100 representatives of the Webster community attended, including alumni from Florida, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and Tennessee, in addition to those from the Louisville Chapter. Sister Barbara Nicholas (BA ’65) and several other Sisters of Loretto were also in attendance. The Alumni Association will host another event in Louisville in the fall.
  • Second Baseball Player Joins Professional Team
    Webster University baseball had a rare feat in 2017 for an NCAA III program, with two players signing professional contracts, including one drafted to the MLB. Josh Fleming was drafted in the fifth round of the MLB draft with the 139th pick overall by the Tampa Bay Rays, and Kyle Uhrich became the second Gorlok to land a contract, signing with the Gateway Grizzlies of the independent Frontier League.
  • Snapshots: Major General Alumna Keynotes Fort Leavenworth Commencement
    Webster University's Fort Leavenworth location celebrated the graduation of 177 students on June 7, with Webster alumna Maj. Gen. Maria Gervais serving as commencement speaker. Gervais is the current Deputy Commanding General of the Combined Arms Center-Training and holds a Master of Arts in Human Resources from Webster University.