Homecoming Weekend Save the Date: September 25-27, 2015
If ever there were a year to attend homecoming weekend, this is it!
We’ll mark our 100th anniversary with an exciting weekend full of fun. The festivities include a Centennial Time Capsule Ceremony, Leaders of the Century alumni panel, Garden Glow wine tasting/beer garden, Lunch and Learn, Lightning Talks, flag football and the Centennial Alumni Awards Dinner and Dance at the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park.
Reunite & Remember As We Celebrate Our Centennial!
Save The Date: September 25-27, 2015
SEE YOU IN SEPTEMBER!
Get Your Gorlok On
Want to spruce up your wardrobe and show your Webster spirit at the same time? In honor of Webster’s centennial, the Alumni Association is selling several new Webster-themed wardrobe accessories: a necktie and a bow tie – both featuring the Gorlok – and a silver charm bracelet. These attractive pieces were created by St. Louisan Diane Katzman, a nationally acclaimed jewelry and accessories designer. The necktie is solid blue with a subtle tone-on-tone Gorlok pattern, while the yellow bow tie features blue Gorloks. The bracelet has seven charms, including the Gorlok, the Webster logo, the Webster Hall turrets, a mortarboard, ivy leaf, pennant and globe.
A ‘How-To’ for Hipsters (and Hipster Wannabes)
According to the blog Bow Tie Aficiando, “These days, hipsters have claimed many clothing items as part of their uniform — plastic frame glasses, sweaters, facial hair, etc. Bow ties also fall into this category.” And, as hipsters know, clip-on versions of the bow tie are just so not cool. In this video, Webster Associate Professor DJ Kaiser, who sports a bow tie nearly every day, demonstrates the fine art of tying a bow tie…in this case, our new Gorlok bow tie.
Webster University Mentoring Program
Give of yourself. Get the rewards.
The Webster Mentoring Program provides an opportunity for students and alumni to connect in a positive one-on-one mentoring relationship. Through this six-month program, alumni provide guidance and support to students by interacting with them, exchanging ideas, and sharing their experiences and knowledge of career paths. Alumni mentors give back to their alma mater by serving as role models and leaders as they help students reach their career goals.
Alumni and Student applications are due September 30 of each year. Program participants are selected and matched in mid-October. The mentoring program runs from November 1 to May 1.
For Our Students
- Explore career options and opportunities from the inside
- Develop networking and relationship-building skills
- Gain practical insight into life after graduation
- Prepare for challenges and success
For Our Alumni
- Provide career and professional expertise
- Encourage student growth and achievement
- Share knowledge and insights to guide real-world preparation
- Inspire students to achieve their own success
- The program is open to all students worldwide with a 3.0 GPA or better. Selected students are expected to communicate monthly with their alumni mentor. The meetings can be in person, by phone, Skype, email, etc.
- Mentors are required to submit a mentoring application and have at least one year career experience. Mentors must be willing to communicate with their student mentee monthly in person, by phone, Skype, email, etc.
For more information, contact Billy Ratz, BA 02, MA '06, Alumni and Parent Programs, 314-968-7007, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Register for the Gorlok Golf Scramble Aug. 10
Webster University Athletics and the Webster Alumni Office are sponsoring the first annual Gorlok Golf Scramble at the Highlands Golf Course in Forest Park, onMonday, Aug. 10.
The Scramble will feature two sessions, with a morning and afternoon shotgun start. Each session will include nine holes of golf, lunch, and two drink tickets for $85. Participants can register for a single session, or for both. The Scramble is open to Webster alumni, staff, faculty and friends, with the hope of a good representation of alumni taking part.
All funds raised will benefit the Webster Athletic Department. There is a cap of 72 total golfers for the day (36 for each session) so don’t hesitate and register soon for a day of golf, sun and fun. Complete information about the Scramble and registration information can be found here.
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Note on Benefits...
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