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  • Commencements begin for Class of 2019
    Webster University's 100th graduating class has begun celebrating at commencement ceremonies across the network, including ceremonies last weekend in Geneva, Leiden, St. Louis and Thailand with more to come this weekend and through the summer. Overall, the class includes 5,000 graduates -- ranging in age from 19 to 72 -- and representing 101 countries across the globe.
  • In the News: Sullivan, Corrigan, Mackin
    Nurse Anesthesia student Hilary Mackin was featured by NBC affiliate KSDK for the remarkable story of how she helped a nun, Sister Lucy Arombo, who had helped her on a visit to Uganda.... Katy Sullivan '02 was featured in St. Louis Post-Dispatch coverage of commencement speakers.... Don Corrigan will appear on KMOX Radio on May 25 and Kristi Carson’s “Talk of the Town” on May 26 to discuss his book about squirrels in pop culture.
  • Webster Wins Third Straight, 18th All-Time SLIAC All-Sports Trophy
    Webster University continued its dominance of the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference All-Sports Trophy by capturing the 2018-19 award for the third consecutive season, as announced Tuesday during the SLIAC Awards Banquet. Webster has now won the SLIAC All-Sports Trophy 18 times in the 21-year history of the award, including 14 times in the last 15 years.
  • Webster alumna and St. Louis Poet Laureate Shirley LeFlore 1940 - 2019
    Webster University alumna and St. Louis Poet Laureate Shirley LeFlore ’76, died Sunday morning. She was only the second poet laureate in the city’s history, and the first black woman to hold the title.
  • New Webster Seal Unveiled with Contest Winner
    Webster University's new seal was unveiled at Commencement Dinner. A design by Sarah Lafser '15 (BA Animation) was selected through a contest that drew submissions from current students, alumni and faculty. "Webster has had such a huge impact on my life that goes beyond a degree," she said. With that in mind, she said her design modernizes the seal and reflects Webster's global impact while incorporating elements from past seals in its history.
  • 2019 Outstanding Alumni Award Winners
    The Outstanding Alumni Award recipients from each Webster University college and school were honored at Friday's Commencement Dinner and invited to address graduates from their respective colleges and schools at the 100th Commencement ceremony Saturday, May 11, at The Muny in Forest Park.
  • Commencement Ceremonies Through History: 25th, 50th, 75th
    Webster University has celebrated its annual Commencement at several locations around St. Louis, where it was founded in 1915. In addition to the Webster Groves campus and neighboring Eden Seminary and Nerinx Hall, downtown locations have included the Kiel Opera House, Powell Symphony Hall, the St. Louis Arena and the Dome at America's Center. Now, as Webster prepares to celebrate its 100th Commencement ceremony at The Muny in Forest Park, here is a look back at some past milestone commencement ceremonies: the 25th, 50th and 75th.
  • In the News: Newberry, Corrigan, Roberts, Tennis
    NBC affiliate TV6 out of Marquette, Michigan, produced a story on Katrina Serbentes, who will begin study next year and join the Webster University tennis team.... The St. Louis American highlighted Brenda Newberry, who will receive an honorary degree at Saturday’s 100th Commencement ceremony.... Joe Roberts was quoted by Wallhub about advice for emerging entrepreneurs.... Don Corrigan will be featured in a Festus-Crystal City radio interview and newspaper article next week on his new book “Nuts About Squirrels."
  • Annual Scholarship Dinner Connects Donors, Students
    Nearly 300 Webster University donors and scholarship recipients joined President Stroble and Provost Schuster for the 2019 Scholarship Dinner on April 4 in Grant Gym. This annual event brings together the recipients of Webster University scholarships, with their generous donors, to celebrate and connect. A tribute to Marilyn and Sam Fox’s years of generous support of Webster University was the highlight of the evening.
  • May 1: Empower Webster students on Give STL Day
    Join us on Wednesday, May 1, in celebrating Give STL Day, a 24-hour celebration of online giving in the St. Louis community. To participate, consider making a gift of $10, $20, $50, or $100 to empower Webster students! Make your online gift and join in the conversation on social media using #GiveSTLDay. When you give to Webster, you are committing to expanding the education of future global citizens.
  • Webster China Staff Instrumental in U.S-China Education Dialogue
    Candice Zhao of Webster China was the MC of the 8th annual conference of American Universities’ China Association (AUCA), which focused on the development of alumni associations in China, and changes in how U.S. and Chinese universities are successfully cooperating.
  • In the News: Goedereis, Miller-Struttmann, Patterson, Werfelmann, Nawrot '00
    Eric Goedereis' insights on millennials during St. Louis On the Air can now be heard online.... Nicole Miller-Struttmann also appeared on the show to discuss her bee research.... School of Education alumna Phyllis Nawrot praised her time at Webster in a Houston Chronicle feature about her Citizenship Education Teacher of the Year Award.... Trent Patterson and David Werfelmann will discuss Harmonices Mundi on Classic 107.3 FM Monday, April 22.
  • Webster School of Education Alumna Named Teacher of the Year
    Webster University School of Education alumna Cheryl Ogolin was named teacher of the year for the Mehlville School District, it was announced this month. Ogolin, an English language arts teacher at Mehlville Senior High School, previously was named “teacher of the year” at Mehlville High.
  • Carr, Todt To Be Inducted into SLIAC Hall of Fame
    The St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference has announced the members of their 2019 Hall of Fame Class. This year's class of inductees includes former Gorloks as two of the three members. The league has selected former Webster women's basketball star Angie Carr (2001-05) and former Webster men's soccer coach Marty Todt (1988-12) for induction. Inductees will be honored during the league's annual Awards Banquet, which is scheduled for May 14.
  • Webster University Celebrates 40 Years in Geneva
    A weekend of activities recognizing Webster University Geneva’s 40th anniversary culminated with a Gala Fundraiser with alumni and friends, over a celebration evening of cocktails, art, music, dinner and dancing, with proceeds benefiting scholarship funds at Webster Geneva. Current student Emil Brew-Butler served as master of ceremonies, and Sema Jonsson's gallery exhibit, “Women Who Inspire,” recalled Webster's humble origins and pioneering spirit from its 1915 founding in St. Louis.
  • News Around Webster: Green, Zinselmeyer at NCHE; Chappell on King; Miller on teens, media
    Ted Green and Tom Zinselmeyer presented at the National Council for History Education conference on how collaboration between museums, educators, and historical societies can engage early adolescent learners.... John Chappell presented a paper, "Carole King's Consciousness Raising Path to Tapestry" at the Southwest Popular/American Popular Culture Association conference.... Donald Miller has written an exhaustive "teens and media" reference book, "Coming of Age in Popular Culture: Teenagers, Adolescence, and the Art of Growing Up."
  • Bravely to Present Inaugural Award to Joan Lipkin '75
    Bravely, Inc. (formerly Magdalene St. Louis), a Missouri nonprofit corporation, will present its Inaugural Bravely Award to Webster alumna Joan Lipkin, ’75, a community activist and the founder of The Uppity Theatre Company.
  • 'WOMAN' Arcade Exhibit Open Through April 15
    In celebration of Women's History Month, the exhibit celebrates the work of 20 contemporary cutting edge artists who help to bring Lorde's quote to life, inclusive of pieces from several Webster University students, alumni and faculty. The exhibit is on display in Arcade Contemporary Art Projects Annex at Webster University's Gateway Campus located at the historic Arcade Building in downtown St. Louis. The exhibit runs from March 15 through April 15.
  • Snapshots and Audio: 2019 Diversity and Inclusion Conference
    Webster University's 4th Annual Diversity and Inclusion Conference drew more than 500 speakers, panelists, volunteers and attendees to the Webster Groves campus, coming together for three days of thought-provoking activities to expand the conversation on diversity and learn how to become a more inclusive society.
  • RSVP for Great Decisions 2019
    Alumni, students and members of the Webster Community are invited to participate in the 2019 edition of Great Decisions, the ever-popular series of current events, presentations and discussions led by Webster University faculty and sponsored by the Webster University Alumni Association. The series runs on eight consecutive Monday evenings, March 4-April 22.
  • Webster Day at Busch Stadium April 28
    The Webster University 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 28, at 1:15 p.m. as the Cardinals take on the Cincinnati Reds. 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.
  • Four Webster Alumni in 2019 '40 Under 40'
    The St. Louis Business Journal's 2019 40 Under 40 class includes four Webster University alumni: Neal Richardson, Webster University was also the sponsor of the awards dinner, which took place on Wednesday, Feb. 13.
  • Five Gorloks Inducted into the Webster University Athletics Hall of Fame
    Four student-athletes and a longtime athletics administrator were induced into the Webster University Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2019 in a ceremony on Feb. 9 at the University Center Sunnen Lounge.
  • Katy Sullivan to Speak at Webster University's 100th Commencement
    Actress and Paralympic star Katy Sullivan will be the Commencement Speaker for Webster University’s 2019 Commencement on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at The Muny in Forest Park. To mark this milestone 100th Commencement, Webster will award four honorary doctorate degrees to alumni from throughout its history: Sullivan, Col. Sidney Gutierrez, Brenda Newberry and Elizabeth Robb.
  • In the News: Human Trafficking, Hellinger on Venezuela, Ilyashov's Impact
    FOX 2 news covered the Human Trafficking Workshop hosted by the College of Arts and Sciences Legal Studies department, interviewing Anne Geraghty-Rathert.... Community Music School faculty member Zena Ilyashov was cited in Symphony Magazine's "Teachers Who Made a Difference."... Dan Hellinger wrote a column in "The Conversation" academic blog on the constitutional crisis in Venezuela.
  • Webster University Seal Design Contest
    The 100th Commencement Committee has announced a contest to redesign the Webster University Seal, which was last modified in 1996. As with previous contests for the alma mater and fight song, this contest is open to submissions from the global Webster University community of students, alumni, faculty and staff at every campus. A $2,500 prize will be offered to the contest winner. Submissions will be accepted until March 18, 2019.
  • Webster Alumnae Winners at Metropolitan Opera Auditions
    Webster University vocal performance alumnae Brittany Graham MM ’18 and Emma Sorenson BM ’13 were named district winners this weekend in the annual auditions hosted by the Metropolitan Opera National Council. The program is designed to discover promising young opera singers and assist in the development of their careers.
  • News Around Webster: Assner-Alvey, Christian, Morris, Schultz
    Robin Assner-Alvey has a solo exhibition at Bruce Gallery on the campus of Edinboro University in Edinboro, Pennsylvania.... Nancy Christian represented Webster at the 32nd annual Missouri Governor’s Student Leadership Forum.... Larry Morris was named a St. Louis Champion.... Susan Schultz was nominated to the board of O'Fallon Shiloh Chamber of Commerce.
  • Webster Luke AFB Supports 'Trauma Teddy' Program
    A local initiative to help police assist small children has garnered support from Webster University’s Luke Air Force Base location — and deepened an alumni connection with one of Glendale's first responders. Longtime faculty member Herb Kretz led Webster's drive to contribute to the "Trauma Teddy" program, where the Glendale Police Department collects stuffed animals to help comfort small children during incidents where first responders are called.
  • Vienna Alumna Spotlight: Aleksandra Mandrapa
    The Alumni Association interviewed Aleksandra Mandrapa (MBA '08) for the January Alumni Spotlight. This spotlight highlights why Aleksandra chose Webster Vienna, her favorite memories as a student, and an update on where her degree and her career has taken her since graduation.