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  • Remembering Sister Virginia Ann Driscoll SL, Alumna and Spanish Teacher
    Sister Virginia Ann Driscoll SL '40 was a Fulbright scholar and head of the Spanish language department at Webster. She was one of 14 teachers selected to run the Upward Bound Project Experiment in 1965, when Webster was one of the colleges participating in the program to improve retention among African-American college students.
  • New Academic ADA Coordinator
    Effective Tuesday, Jan. 16, Christy Herzing will join the Academic Resource Center (ARC) as the academic ADA coordinator. Herzing replaces Shelley Wolfmeyer, who left the position in Oct. 2017. Temporary academic ADA coordinator Michelle Fassler will continue working through Friday, Jan. 26, to help transition Herzing into the full-time role and to make the transition as smooth as possible for Herzing, students, and faculty and staff members.
  • Snapshots: Mid-Year Grads Celebrate at December Toast 2017
    See snapshots and access a video replay of December Toast 2017, a celebration with mid-year graduates and their families. Ellie Wharton of Radio 63119 was the keynote speaker, while grads also heard from the president and provost and were welcomed to the Alumni Association by alumnus Tyler Holman.
  • Donors, Alumni Celebrate Colonial Williamsburg Field Studies Program
    On Friday, Dec. 8, Webster University donors and alumni were honored with a luncheon at Cyrano’s to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Colonial Williamsburg Field Studies Program, a living history program in Tidewater Virginia offered through the School of Education. Since 2002 over $20,000 in scholarships have been awarded to students, both undergrad and graduate, to attend the four-day immersive program under the guidance of professor Ted Green, who developed the program.
  • Athletics Announces 2018 Hall of Fame Inductees
    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 2018 inductees include; two of the top sharp-shooters and scorers in Webster men’s basketball history, a midfielder for men’s soccer who solidified the young program plus a defender who helped make it a perennial conference contender, and a volleyball player who led the Gorloks to the school’s first SLIAC Championship, while making that program a perennial conference power as well.  
  • Encourage Participation in Webster's Outcomes Survey for Fall 1 Graduates
    To gather important data about the outcomes of our graduates, the Office of Institutional Effectiveness needs your help in encouraging Fall 1 2017 graduates to complete Webster's Outcomes Survey. Graduates from Fall 1 will receive an email invitation to the survey the morning of Monday, Dec. 4.
  • Vienna Students, Alumni Present Research at Graduate Research Summit
    Webster Vienna held its Inaugural Graduate Research Summit (GRS) on Nov. 28. The evening began with a specialized thesis workshop, followed by oral presentations given by four students and alumni and a keynote address on the importance of student research. The research presented was selected by the scientific committee, with awards for the top presentations.
  • Redesigned Webster Alumni Website Launched
    The Webster University Alumni Association is proud to announce the launch of its newly redesigned website,, which serves over 185,000 alumni worldwide. In addition to providing improved ease of navigation and increased responsiveness on all smart devices, the updated site includes several new features.
  • Alumus Spotlight: Nishant Upadhyay Reflects on His Learning Experience at Webster Thailand
    Originally from India, Nishant Upadhyay studied for his BA in International Relations at Webster Thailand’s Cha-Am / Hua Hin campus from 2014 to 2016. After considering various institutions to attend across Southeast Asia, Upadhyay felt the opportunity to study ASEAN within the framework of global politics was best addressed in Thailand.
  • Make a Global Impact with Webster on #GivingTuesday Nov. 28
    Join Webster University on Nov. 28 for #GivingTuesday and make #GorlokGiving global. #GivingTuesday is a global giving movement built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in all 50 states and in countries around the world.
  • Holiday Choral Concert on Campus Dec. 6
    The Alumni Association invites members of the Webster community to join them for the 2017 Holiday Concert in Winifred Moore Auditorium on Dec. 6 at 12:15 p.m. The Webster University Concert Choir and Women’s Chorale will perform a preview of their upcoming holiday concert, to be held Dec. 10 at Christ Church in St. Louis.
  • Orlando Women's Networking, Mentoring Event Connects Grads, Leaders
    Webster University's Orlando campus location hosted a "Positivitea Mentoring and Networking Brunch" to connect recent graduates from Webster and FAMU with successful women business leaders, who will serve as mentors and advisors to these young professionals as the navigate their new career paths. More than 150 women attended and toured the Webster location in downtown Orlando.
  • Webster Dance Presents 'New Works' Concert Nov. 9-11
    Webster University Dance faculty, alumni, and students collaborate to present New Works Dance Concert 2017. The concert features the creative work of Webster Dance faculty and alumni and is performed by Webster Dance students. Performances are Thursday, Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 11 at 2 p.m. at Stage III on Webster's main campus.
  • Around Webster: Reilly on TAP, Hipsher book, 'Amazing' Nurse Bentley '74, MA '88
    Webster Thailand faculty member Scott Hipsher has published the book, "Poverty Reduction, the Private Sector, and Tourism in Mainland Southeast Asia."... English faculty member Terri Reilly presented on the Transitions and Academic Preparation (TAP) program as part of a panel on effective higher education strategies for underrepresented populations.... Judy Bentley '74, MA '88 was honored as an Ageless Remarkable St. Louisan at the St. Andrew's Resources for Seniors System annual gala.
  • Global Holiday Tree Trimming Party Nov. 29
    President Beth Stroble and Provost Julian Schuster invites students, faculty, staff and alumni from every Webster campus to attend the Global Holiday Tree Trimming Party on Wednesday, Nov. 29, from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., in Loretto Hall, outside of Marletto’s Marketplace.
  • In the News: Vet Center, Cyber Explorers, Cosic's 'A Murmuration'
    The dedication of the Cpl. Thomas Palozola Veterans Center received coverage throughout St. Louis print and broadcast media.... Simone Cummings and Quen Agnew were quoted in a St. Louis Public Radio story on the Cyber Explorers Workshop for young girls held at Webster.... Zlatko Cosic was interviewed on St. Louis On The Air with Don Marsh, about his "A Murmuration" currently being projected on the front of the Contemporary Art Museum.
  • University Holds Cpl. Thomas Palozola Veterans Center Dedication
    Family members and friends of the late Tom Palozola turned out in force, along with members of the Webster community, for the dedication ceremony for the Cpl. Thomas Palozola Veterans Center on Oct. 20 at the Webster University home campus. Nearly 100 guests witnessed President Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble and Provost Julian Schuster speak of Palozola's accomplishments and honor him with a proclamation presented to his immediate family.
  • Videos and Dedication Highlights: Impact of Browning Hall
    Webster University formally dedicated Browning Hall, the interdisciplinary science building, on Oct. 19 with a ceremony, academic symposium and faculty panel. Watch a video about what this means for the sciences at Webster, and see photos and video highlights from the dedication events, including heartfelt remarks from donor Jinny Browning, the faculty panel and the academic symposium keynote speaker, Vladimir Ivkovic '99.
  • In the News: Inside Browning Hall; Miller-Struttmann in Scientific American; alum concert design
    The St. Louis Business Journal featured inside looks at Browning Hall, which was recently recognized for design excellence.... Nicole Miller-Struttmann is quoted in a Scientific American story on the effects of climate change on bee populations.... Alumnus John Cameron Carter is profiled in Projection, Lights and Staging News talking about his experience at Webster.
  • Oct. 20: Veterans Center dedication to honor Tom Palozola '15
    Webster University will hold a dedication ceremony for the Veterans Center at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 20, when it is renamed the Cpl. Thomas Palozola Veterans Center. President Beth Stroble and Provost Julian Schuster will speak at the dedication and present a proclamation to Palozola’s family members, in recognition of Palozola’s selfless work for fellow veterans at the University.
  • Alumnus Spotlight: Lobsang Dundup Reflects on His Experience at Webster Thailand
    Originally from Spain, alumnus Lobsang Dundup earned his Bachelor of Arts in International Relations at Webster Thailand’s Hua Hin / Cha Am Campus. Since completing his degree, Lobsang has gone on to be accepted into MSt in International Relations graduate program at the University of Cambridge. When discussing his time at Webster Thailand, Lobsang fondly remembers the profound impact that Webster’s teaching staff had on his studies and the vibrant class discussions with professors and classmates.
  • 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.