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  • In the News: Pease on NPR; Curtis on cybersecurity; Tony-nominee alumni; Shifting demographics
    Kelly-Kate Pease's sit-down on the nationally broadcast NPR program 1A is now available online.... Jim Curtis appeared on the educational podcast "Yes College" discussing Webster's cybersecurity program.... An Inside Higher Ed column examines how schools like Webster have evolved over the decades to meet changing demographics, like non-traditional and online students.... A sydnicated round-up of Tony nominees highlights where they went to school, like Webster alumnus Norbert Leo Butz.
  • Highlights from Conservatory of Theatre Arts 50th Anniversary Celebration
    A celebration weekend for Webster University’s Conservatory of Theatre Arts 50th anniversary was held at the main campus April 20-22. Over 250 alumni Conservatory alumni and their guests took part in the festivities throughout the weekend, reconnecting with friends and faculty, and celebrating 50 years of great theatre. Click through for photos and video highlights from the event.
  • Reception for Online, Metro, Military Graduates Coming to St. Louis
    The Online Learning Center will host the annual reception for graduates who completed their studies online or at Webster’s metro or military campuses and are coming to St. Louis for the 99th Commencement. Held Friday, May 11, 4-6 p.m. in Sunnen Lounge, the event provides an opportunity for these graduates to visit the main campus and meet faculty and staff in person.
  • Florida Campuses Celebrate 2018 Commencement in Orlando
    Commencement season is underway and Webster University's campus locations in Florida got this tradition off on a celebratory footing with a celebration for graduates in Orlando on April 21. Glenton Gizean, president and CEO of the Central Florida Urban League, delivered the keynote address, while Board of Trustees member Scott Wuesthoff welcomed graduates and Associate Vice President Donavan Outten conferred degrees.
  • Student Leaders Honored at 25th Annual Awards
    The 25th Annual Student Leadership Awards Ceremony sponsored by Student Affairs and the Student Government Association were held April 27, with nearly 200 students and guests in attendance. Student groups and individual students were recognized for their leadership involvement at the Webster Groves campus. Many of the awards were presented by alumni, former award recipients who returned to honor current student leaders.
  • Support Webster on Give STL Day!
    Give STL day 2018 is happening today! During this 24-hour, region-wide event, show your support for the St. Louis community by supporting a nonprofit most meaningful to you, like Webster University! With your help, we are committed to making Give STL Day a success. Know your gift will help make a difference in the lives of the students we serve. Beth and Paul Stroble have agreed to personally match every dollar given to Webster University up to $10,000 on this day.
  • Webster Students, Alumni Win Excellence in Nursing Awards
    Two Webster University nursing students and one alumna are among the winners of St. Louis Magazine 2018 Excellence in Nursing Awards. Additionally, three alumni and two current students were among the finalists. The Department of Nursing offers a BS in Nursing and a MSN to registered nurses seeking to further their education and advance in their career. Both are accredited by ACEN.
  • Changes to Homecoming: Reunion and Spirit Weekend
    The Office of Advancement and Student Affairs Office are pleased to announce a new plan for Webster University’s traditional Homecoming Weekend, which takes place each fall at the main campus in Webster Groves. On Sept. 28-29, 2018, the Office of Advancement will host Reunion Weekend for alumni and friends, including special events for the 50th Reunion Honor Class and private class gatherings for alumni celebrating 5-, 10-, or 25-year reunions. Separately, the first annual Spirit Weekend for students and families will be held Feb. 8-9, 2019.
  • Dance Ensemble 2018 Features Flamenco, Contemporary, Ballet
    The Webster University Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts Department of Dance presents the Webster University Dance Ensemble 2018 (WUDE), under the artistic direction of Beckah Reed. With choreography from international artist Cleo Parker Robinson, alumna Eve Mason and faculty emeritus Gary Hubler, come experience the beauty and uplifting attributes of dance, its rhythms, power of community and also explore some of the challenges of humanity in 2018.
  • Scholars, Donors Celebrate at Annual Scholarship Dinner
    More than 300 guests joined Chair of the Board of Trustees Lynn Britton, President Beth Stroble, and Provost Julian Schuster for the 2018 Scholarship Dinner. This special evening unites Webster University scholarship recipients with their patrons to celebrate, connect and learn from each other. The evening also featured live music by Webster students and a tribute to Dr. Donald Suggs. Webster University is grateful to all who attended and appreciative of our donors' support of Webster students.
  • Alumna Kat Golden Receives Prestigious National Geographic Fellowship
    A Webster University alumna’s passion for teaching and the environment has earned her recognition from one of the most respected magazines in the world. As a result, she is preparing for a journey halfway around the globe.
  • Outcomes Survey for Spring 1 2018 Graduates
    To gather important data about the outcomes of our graduates, the Office of Institutional Effectiveness needs your help in encouraging Spring 1 2018 graduates to complete the Webster University Outcomes Survey. The Outcomes Survey is delivered via email to recent graduates worldwide approximately six to eight weeks after each term’s graduation date. Graduates from Spring 1 2018 received an email invitation to the survey the morning of Monday, April 9.
  • Webster Faculty, Alumni, Student Shine in St. Louis Theater Circle Awards
    Twenty-five percent of the nominees for the 2018 St. Louis Theater Circle Awards had ties to Webster University, and this week we learned that several faculty, alumni and a current student were among the winners. Congratulations to faculty Lara Teeter and Debby Lennon, alumni Jim Butz, Peter and Margery Spack and Sydnie Grosberg Ronga, and current student Evan Addams.
  • Conservatory Celebration Performers Announced, Tickets Now Available
    Featured performers and speakers have been confirmed for the Conservatory of Theatre Arts' 50th anniversary celebration weekend (April 20-22), and tickets are available for Saturday night’s event emceed by Tony Award-winning choreographer and director Jerry Mitchell. Among those appearing are Webster alumni Hunter Bell ([title of show]), Rocky Carroll (NCIS), Kevin Earley (Broadway’s Les Misérables, Tale of Two Cities, Death Takes a Holiday), Julie Ann Emery (Better Call Saul), Nathan Lee Graham (LA to Vegas, Sweet Home Alabama), Sigrid Wise (soon-to-be Juliet in Shakespeare Festival St. Louis’ Romeo and Juliet), and dean Peter Sargent, along with other faculty, alumni and students. Performances of the Conservatory production Brigadoon will also run that weekend as part of the celebration.
  • 2018 Alumni Association Award Winners: Cano, Demings, Horn, Lange, Merschen
    The Webster University Alumni Association is proud to announce Jennifer Johnson Cano, Congresswoman Val Demings, Matthew Horn, Tom Lange and Al Merschen as recipients of its 2018 Outstanding Alumni Award. Recipients will be honored during each of their respective school or college recognition ceremonies at Webster University’s Commencement on Saturday, May 12, at the Muny Theatre in Forest Park.
  • Community Music School Awarded NEA Grant
    The Community Music School of Webster University is receiving a $15,000 grant for its Preparatory Program as part of the National Endowment for the Arts' first major funding announcement for fiscal year 2018. The Art Works category is the NEA’s largest funding category and supports projects that focus on the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and/or the strengthening of communities through the arts.
  • Webster Day at Busch Stadium April 8
    The Alumni Association and Parent Association would like to invite all members of the Webster University community to join us for Webster Day at Busch Stadium on Sunday, April 8 at 1:15 p.m. as the Cardinals take on the Arizona Diamondbacks. Tickets are $25 per person and are located on the Left Field Porch. All ticket holders will receive a limited edition Webster University Alumni Baseball Cap as well as a free jumbo hot dog & soda, redeemable at any concession stand.
  • Conservatory Reflections: Bringing the original Webster Gorlok costume to life
    Even the most decorated Webster trivia champions may not know that the body of the original Gorlok mascot was covered in blue fur, not the gold fur we are accustomed to seeing today. In advance to the Conservatory of Theatre Arts 50th Anniversary Celebration, Conservatory alumna Jana Park-Rogers reflected on her role in bringing the Gorlok to life in the late 1980s.
  • Alumni Digital Publication Glimpse Presents Winter 2018 Issue
    The Office of Advancement's Winter 2018 issue of “Glimpse,” the digital publication for Webster University alumni worldwide. With stories from the Netherlands to St. Louis, and Washington, D.C. to New York City, “Glimpse” provides a snapshot of Webster’s alumni, faculty, staff and students doing the extraordinary.
  • Alumni Association Call for 2018 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 awards in separate categories as described here. To be considered for the 2018 award season, nominations must be submitted by April 15.
  • Conference: 'Equity in Education: Actions for Social Justice'
    The Webster University School of Education hosts its annual conference on April 14 in the East Academic Building. This year's theme is "Equity in Education: Actions for Social Justice in Education." The keynote, "What Teachers and Learners can do to Dismantle Racism," will be delivered by Billie Mayo, Webster alumnus, accomplished middle school teacher, and administrator. The conference is intended for current and future school professionals and interested community members.
  • Conservatory 50th Anniversary Celebration April 20-22
    Webster University’s Conservatory of Theatre Arts marks its 50th anniversary during this 2017-2018 academic year, and will hold a celebration weekend April 20-22, 2018. The public is invited to join alumni for Saturday evening's Conservatory Celebration emceed by Tony Award-winning choreographer and director Jerry Mitchell, as well as performances of the Conservatory production Brigadoon on Friday evening, and Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
  • Christy Capkovic '11 Named to SLIAC Hall of Fame Class of 2018
    The St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference announced the members of their 2018 Hall of Fame Class, and one of this year's honorees is Webster alumna Christy Capkovic, a standout member of the University's women's soccer program from 2007-10. Capkovic will be honored during the league's annual Award Banquet, which is scheduled for May 15.
  • Discuss Global Issues with Webster Faculty in Great Decisions 2018
    Alumni, students and members of the Webster Community are invited to Great Decisions 2018, the ever-popular series of current events presentations and discussions led by Webster University faculty and sponsored by the Webster University Alumni Association. The schedule this year will run eight consecutive Monday evenings, March 5 to April 23. Register online or by calling the Alumni Office at 314-968-7149.
  • Two Webster Alumni Named to 40 Under 40
    The St. Louis Business Journal's 2018 40 Under 40 class includes two Webster University alumni: Michael Sansone, MBA '13 and Andre Stevens, MBA '12. Sansone was recognized for his "ambitious business vision" in launching Sangita Capital Partners as well as his charity efforts with Mercy Clinic Children’s Cancer and Hematology. Stevens was praised for his “ability to connect and mentor colleagues” at Daugherty Business Solutions as well as his volunteer efforts with Father’s Support Center and the St. Louis Area Foodbank.
  • 2018 Pioneer Award Recipient Marian Dooling McIntyre '61
    The Webster University Alumni Association is pleased to announce its 2018 Pioneer Award recipient, Marian Dooling McIntyre, who was recognized for her contributions to Webster Athletics and the field of physical education at the Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Feb. 10. She began her education at Webster College in 1957 and was an active student, playing both basketball and volleyball all four years of her college career and serving as President of the Athletic Association.
  • In the News: Lewis '79 feature, Gateway students on the beat, Hayes and Norman on KDHX
    Jenifer Lewis '79 was profiled in a Washington Post feature that was picked up by other U.S. outlets.... Adjunct faculty members Bernie Hayes and Rosalind Norman were part of KDHX’s live panel discussion of "Race and the Blues" as part of the station's "Black History Month series. Video is available on Facebook... Two students at the Gateway were featured by local media for their role as police officers working the Cherokee beat as part of a community policing effort.
  • 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 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.
  • 'Don't Wait': USAF officer reflects on path to degree
    Air Force officer Julie Yanagihara shares her experience earning an MA in Management and Leadership while juggling her military career and raising a young family. Colleagues, faculty, advisors and her own ingenuity helped her navigate the degree amid military relocation and the births of her fourth and fifth children. "There is no perfect time - so don’t keep waiting because you are afraid of failure," she says to future students.
  • 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.