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  • General Paul Selva, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Named 2017 Commencement Speaker
    Gen. Paul Selva, the 10th vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will be Webster University’s 2017 Commencement Speaker. Selva, a four star Air Force general, is the nation’s second-highest ranking military officer. He will address more than 10,000 Webster graduates and guests at the University’s 98th annual commencement ceremonies May 13.
  • Faculty, Alumni Fight for Missouri's Forgotten Women with WILLOW Project
    Student-teacher relationships sometimes go beyond the classroom, and that’s what happened for Webster associate professor Anne Geraghty-Rathert and her student Amy Lorenz-Moser. After graduating from Webster and later completing law school, Moser began representing women who were incarcerated for murdering their abusers. Her commitment to fight for her clients has successfully played a role in the release of several domestic survivors from prison. Through the WILLOW Project, these attorneys aim to help prevent more victims.
  • ICDO Presents Cross-Cultural Workshop in Vienna, March 28
    In order to encourage cultural interaction among migrants, International Cultural Diversity Organization (ICDO), a newly created NGO by Webster alumni, presents a cross-cultural workshop, “Cultural Speed Dating and Mashup." This event will be held at the Webster Vienna Private University campus on Tuesday, March 28, at 6 p.m.
  • Critical Conversations: Diversity and Inclusion 2017
    In early March Webster University hosted its second annual two-day "Critical Conversations: Embracing Diversity and Inclusion" event as a forum for students, faculty, staff, alumni and community partners to share their experiences, research, and emerging trends in creating communities that embrace diversity in ways that welcome and include. Art Holliday and alumna Joan Lipkin's Uppity Theatre were among the highlights of two days of dialogue and reflection.
  • In the News: Students on travel ban; Cummings, Jackson in STL American
    Two students attending Webster University in St. Louis from abroad were interviewed by NBC affiliate KSDK about the latest "travel ban" executive order. The St. Louis American covered Simone Cummings' appointment as dean as well as alumna and adjunct faculty member Kristy Jackson's startup incubator.
  • Nominations Sought for Student Life Hall of Fame
    Nominations are due April 10 for the Student Life Hall of Fame, which recognizes those individuals who demonstrated an outstanding commitment to improving student life at Webster University through campus or community involvement and participation in organized campus activities. This is one of the most prestigious honors awarded by Student Affairs at Webster University to former students and employees.
  • Alumni, Faculty, Student Work Showcased at BRIEFS Festival of LGBTQ Plays
    At a time when both LGBTQ rights, freedom of expression and funding for the arts hangs in the balance, the sixth annual "Briefs: A Festival of Short LGBTQ Plays" is more relevant than ever. BRIEFS runs March 9-11, with Webster faculty and students playing an integral part: Gad Guterman directs Trial and Swear by Conservatory student McKenzie Moser ’17, which features Conservatory students Delaney Piggins ’18 and Kiah McKirnan’19. The festival also includes Conservatory student Annie Dent ’18 and Playwriting student Jake Kevrick ‘17, who are working as interns for That Uppity Theatre Company.
  • Serving as Champions of Diversity and Inclusion: Op/Ed by President Stroble
    President Elizabeth Stroble penned an editorial about the importance of diversity and inclusion in for the Friday, Feb. 24, St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "Success on our university campuses, in partnership with the communities we serve, and in our neighborhoods and workplaces demands that we embrace human differences while building on commonalities," she writes.
  • Conference Preview: Interactive playback theatre on bullying, intervention, allyhood
    As part of the two-day Diversity and Inclusion conference, Webster University welcomes That Uppity Theatre Company, which will engage audience members to share experiences of bullying and domination from their own lives along with stories about interventions and allyhood.
  • Four Alumni Honored at St Louis American Foundation's Salute to Young Leaders Awards
    Webster University President Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble accompanied Webster colleagues and alumni to celebrate the honorees at the The St. Louis American Foundation's 7th Annual Salute to Young Leaders Awards, held the evening of Feb. 23 in downtown St. Louis. Among the 20 honorees are four Webster University graduates. Webster is a sponsor of the event.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.