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  • 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.
  • 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.