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  • 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.
  • Snapshots: Commencement in Memphis, Navy College Combined Ceremony
    Webster University graduates were among students from four universities taking part in ceremonies at the Navy College Combined Commencement in Millington, Tennessee, a suburb of Memphis, on June 2. Joey Edwards, Webster University’s director at the Naval Support Activity Mid-South (NSA Mid-South) in Millington served as master of ceremonies at the event attended by about 600 people.
  • University to Promote ISB Opening, Eclipse Viewing at July 4 Parade; Call for Volunteers
    Members of the Webster University community are invited to participate in the City of Webster Groves’ Community Days Parade Saturday, July 4. The University’s float this year will be a science-theme, with giveaway items that invite the community to two upcoming events on the home campus. Energetic walkers are needed to hand out small items to the crowd during the parade. Help is also needed on Monday, July 3, to prepare the more than 8,000 giveaway items for parade walkers.
  • In the News: Undergraduate research on herbicide impact on ants
    NPR affiliate St. Louis Public Radio aired a story on Webster University undergraduate research into the effects of man-made contaminants such as herbicides on the behavior of ants. The research, supervised by assistant professor Victoria Brown-Kennerly, found that the presence of the herbicide Roundup caused Western harvester ants to stop digging. But they also found that glyphosate -- the chemical most associated with the product -- was not the culprit.
  • Snapshots: Charleston Commencement 2017
    Provost, senior vice president and chief operating officer Julian Schuster was the commencement speaker for ceremonies at Webster University's Charleston, South Carolina, campus location. The graduates included a married couple retired from the military, an active duty captain who traveled to the ceremony from Fort Meade, and many grads who pursued their degrees to aid transition to new careers.
  • Webster Alumna Creates Center for Children with Autism
    Days after Joetta Mahan crossed the stage last week and received her master’s degree in Community Counseling at Webster University’s Kansas City location, she already was focused on a new project that would use her newly earned counseling skills. Mahan is founding a nonprofit center to work with older children with autism.
  • Community Music School Student Joins Muny Orchestra
    Community Music School student and recent graduate of Ladue High School, Nathan Hsu, has been offered a cello section position with The MUNY Orchestra for the summer 2017 season. Nathan started with CMS in the Suzuki program with Mary Lou Gotman and continued his cello studies with CMS faculty member, Catherine Lehr.
  • Remembering Adelyn Reinheimer Cline '49, Alumni Association Board President
    The Webster University community is saddened by the loss of alumna Adelyn Reinheimer Cline '49, a dedicated member of the Webster University Alumni Association who served as Alumni Association Board president and vice president for multiple terms. In 1997, she was honored with the Mary Elizabeth Newell Award for her demonstrated loyalty, commitment and concern for Webster over the span of many years.
  • Snapshots: Los Angeles Air Force Base Commencement
    Webster University President Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble was the commencement speaker for Webster's Los Angeles Air Force Base ceremonies, held at Fort Mac Arthur Air Force Base on Friday, May 19. More than 150 guests from southern California as well as Texas, Washington and Nevada were on hand to celebrate graduates who had completed master's or bachelor's degrees. One graduate in attendance was an online student from Texas.
  • Cardenas Selected for NCAA Career In Sports Forum
    Webster University senior student and softball team member Karissa Cardenas has been selected to attend the NCAA Career In Sports Forum. This is the eighth year the NCAA has invited student-athletes with an interest in working in the sports industry to attend the forum. Cardenas will be the lone representative from St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference schools.
  • Remembering Tom Palozola Jr. '15
    Webster University was saddened to learn of the death of Tom Palozola Jr., an alumnus and current graduate student. Palozola was a leader on the home campus, serving as president of the Student Veterans Organization and spearheading the funding effort to open a Student Veterans Center on campus.
  • Webster Alumnus Appointed General Counsel to Corporation for National and Community Service
    St. Louis senior counsel Tim Noelker '73 has devoted countless volunteer hours advancing the work of nonprofits and charitable organizations. But when he leaves Thompson Coburn this summer for a high-profile new position, volunteering will become his work. He has been appointed by The White House to serve as General Counsel for the Corporation for National & Community Service (CNCS) in Washington, D.C., effective July 5, 2017.
  • Video: Class of '88 Alumna Gets Long-Awaited Commencement Day
    The Class of 2017 weren't the only graduates calling last Saturday a special Webster University commencement day. Karla Ramser-Young, who earned her MA in 1988 but was near full term in her pregnancy at the time, finally got to walk across the stage 29 years later. Her son, Joshua, arranged with Webster for her to cross this item off her "bucket list." Watch a video on what the moment meant to Karla and her son.
  • In the News: Stroble on value of degrees; '88 grad gets her day; Curtis on ransomware
    President Beth Stroble was quoted in an Ingram’s feature examining the costs and value of higher education, in particular from private institutions.... Professor Jim Curtis was interviewed for an NBC affiliate's story on global ransomware attacks.... The story of Karla Ramsey-Young '88, who walked at Saturday's commencement 30 years after finishing her degree, was featured by Louisville's WDRB TV.
  • Around Webster: Erickson play opens; Rockwell in Peru; McElwee, Cosic screenings
    Michael Erickson's "Honor Student" opens this weekend, directed by alumnus Taylor Gruenloh.... Van McElwee's "Objects In A Landscape" was screened at the National Gallery of Art this month, while "Flag And Its Shadow" opened in Los Angeles.... Several Zlatko Cosic films are screening this month in St. Louis and in June at the OtherMovie Lugano Film Festival in Switzerland.... Rick Rockwell gave two presentations at the Latin American Studies Association conference in Lima, Peru.
  • Ghana Campus Celebrates Third Commencement Ceremony
    The Ghana Campus has held its third commencement ceremony at the forecourt of the new campus location in East Legon, Accra. The class of 2017, supported by their families, friends, faculty, alumni, and fellow students, obtained their Masters degrees in international relations and business administration.
  • Snapshots: 2017 Commencement Ceremonies around the World
    Commencement season is in high gear at Webster University, with several ceremonies at campuses around the world taking place last weekend, and more to come through the summer. The largest was the 98th annual ceremony at The Muny in St. Louis, which attracted grads and families from across the network. See photos and links for the scenes from several ceremonies celebrating this year's 6,058 grads who add to a network of 192,000 alumni.
  • Today is Give STL Day!
    One Day. One Community. Give STL Day is bringing the St. Louis community together to support and enhance local nonprofits. Show your support for Webster and the STL community, by supporting a nonprofit most meaningful to you, like our University. You can make your gift now to benefit the students we serve and to celebrate the more than 6,000 new alumni we will have after commencement this weekend!
  • Webster Alumnus Reflects on Global Experience
    Sujan Kayastha studied in multiple countries during his time at Webster University, and graduated twice, each time in a different nation. He reflects on the benefits of a global education.
  • Faculty, Alumni, Students Perform, Design for 'The Winter's Tale' at Shakespeare Festival St. Louis
    From direction to performance to design, Webster University faculty, students and alumni play a big part in the success of the annual summer Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, which this year features "The Winter’s Tale" opening Friday, June 2. Performances are nightly except Tuesdays, through June 25.
  • Online Learning Center to Host Reception Honoring Graduates May 12
    The Online Learning Center will host a reception honoring graduates of online programs, as well as students who have completed their degrees at one of Webster’s Extended Campuses, on Friday, May 12, 2017 from 4 p.m.-6 p.m in the Sunnen Lounge.
  • Snapshots: Webster Central Florida Commencement
    Webster Central Florida Region hosted commencement at the Orange County Convention Center in the Linda Chapin Theater on Saturday, April 22. 240 students walked in the ceremony from the Ocala, Lakeland, Jacksonville, Merritt Island, Melbourne and Tampa Bay campuses.
  • New Technology, New Platform, New Date: Give STL Day Happening May 11
    Give STL Day, powered by the St. Louis Community Foundation, is bringing the St. Louis community together to support and enhance our local nonprofits, like Webster! Just imagine the impact we could have if we all come together to give on May 11. Please show your support for Webster students and the St. Louis community -- including nearly 900 nonprofits across the region and 33 in Rock Hill and Webster Groves.
  • Snapshots: Student Leadership Awards
    The 24th Annual Student Leadership Awards Ceremony sponsored by Student Affairs and the Student Government Association were held April 28, with approximately 170 students and guests were 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.
  • Webster Leadership Advocate for Student Aid, Develop Partnership in D.C.
    Webster University President Beth Stroble, Provost, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Julian Schuster, and Associate Vice President for Government Relations and Sponsored Programs Carolyn Corley traveled to Washington, D.C. last week to advocate for student financial aid and advance Webster relationships with U.S. and international partners.
  • I-Fest Mixes Local Flair with Global Diversity
    International Festival (I-Fest) on April 21 was a resounding success with a record turnout of over 375 people in attendance. The theme of this year’s festival was "Together in Community." The event was held in Grant Gym and highlighted local businesses and vendors as well as international performers from the St. Louis area.
  • Webster Graduate Manages the Stage of 'Hamilton'
    After graduating from Webster University's Conservatory in 2010 with a degree in stage management, Cody Renard Richard is now working as the assistant stage manager of the hottest musical on Broadway – "Hamilton."
  • Snapshots: 17th Annual Alumni Association Easter Egg Hunt
    The Alumni Association held its 17th annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 15. Almost 100 children of Webster alumni, faculty and staff were entertained by the Easter Bunny, Silly Jilly the balloon artist, and the Webster Gorlok as they patiently awaited the Easter egg hunt to begin.  
  • Remembering Mary Ann Lee, St. Louis Philanthropist
    The Webster University community mourns the passing of Mary Ann Lee, a longtime supporter of Webster University and a renowned philanthropist who supported many causes and institutions across the St. Louis region. The Mary Ann Lee Plaza at Webster was dedicated in her name in 2013. A gift from Mary Ann and her late husband, E. Desmond “Des” Lee, funded the Des Lee Visiting Scholars program.