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Summer Send-Off

Webster alumnus Wakeel Rahman BA'13 with St. Louis Cardinals mascot Fredbird and shortstop Greg Garcia.
The Office of Admission, in collaboration with the Webster Alumni in the Community group, hosted a Summer Send-Off for the Webster Class of 2020, with more than 125 incoming freshmen and their families to help them prepare for life at Webster University.

Alumni Association Board Elects New Officers, Members

2016 Webster University Alumni Board
On May 17, the Alumni Association Board of Directors welcomed newly elected and re-elected officers and members, and bid farewell to six retiring members.

Leiden Communications Grad Leaps Into the Unknown

Mike Komor
After graduating from Webster with an MA in Communications at the Leiden campus, U.S.-born Mike Komor let go of a secure lifestyle to jump into the unknown.

From Study Abroad to Moving the Family to Turkey

Webster alumni Paul and Elizabeth Stanley, moved to Ankara, Turkey, teaching overseas as a way to travel the world with their children.
Webster University alumnus Paul Stanley, BA ’02, MA ’06, credits his study abroad experience as an undergraduate for spurring his family’s eventual move to Ankara, Turkey, last year. Stanley and his wife, Elizabeth (also a Webster alum – BA ’02, MA ’08), both love traveling and experiencing new places and cultures.

All in the Family

Susan Ruiz, Dr. Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble and Sarah Butler
Mother and daughter Susan Ruiz and Sarah Butler both graduated from Webster University this year with their master's degrees.

Home Campus News

The Big Dig: Construction on New Interdisciplinary Science Building Begins

Interdisciplinary Science Building
Work began in March on the Interdisciplinary Science Building (ISB) with crews staking out the physical perimeter of the building, then preparing the ground. The construction is expected to be completed by the start of the fall 2017 semester.

Rethinking Retention Ponds: Natural Area on Webster’s Home Campus Receives National Attention

Natural Area
Water experts from around the country are taking notice of the natural area on the home campus, saying that it is helping reshape discussions about managing retention ponds in urban areas.

Chess News: Top Female Chess Player in Forbes; Final Four Champs for Fourth Consecutive Year

Irene Kharisma Sukandar is profiled in Forbes Indonesia's
The accomplishments of the chess team continued to put Webster University in the news around the world, with its top female player being named to Forbes Indonesia's "10 Inspiring Women," while the team's fourth consecutive President's Cup ("Chess Final Four") collegiate championship received coverage across the United States.

35 Webster Student-Athletes Named to All-Academic Team

Webster University Athletics Logo
Webster University had a conference-high 35 athletes named to the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC) 2016 Spring All-Academic Team.

Extended Campus News

New Downtown Orlando Campus Opens

The new, 37,000-square-foot space has 11 state-of-the-art classrooms, two computer labs, two conference rooms with breakout spaces, 10 offices and video conferencing capabilities for WebNet+ classes. It also has space for a Cyber Security Incubator, which, when completed, will allow students and faculty in Webster’s Cyber Security Program to work with area businesses and non-profit organizations to identify existing and emerging security issues and collaborate on how to collectively secure computer networks, protect consumer data and share information on how to be a better protector of information.

The Business of Football

NCR Field Trip
NCR region Human Resources class students recently toured the National Football League Players Association offices in Washington, D.C., where they enjoyed a roundtable discussion with DeMaurice Smith, NFLPA’s executive director; Don Davis, the senior director of player development; and Tim English, the original legal counsel for the NFLPA. English retired in 2004.

International Campus News

Welsh Named Interim Director of Thailand Campus

Keith E. Welsh
Keith E. Welsh has been named interim director of Webster University Thailand. A familiar face at the Thailand campus and at other Webster campuses around the world, Welsh has been a professor of Religious Studies at the St. Louis campus since 1988 and ombudsman of Webster University Thailand since 2014.

Victims of Genocide Remembered at Leiden Campus

The International Relations Club and the International Relations Department at Webster University Leiden had the privilege of hosting Rwanda Ambassador Jean Pierre Karabaranga on Monday, April 11.

Cinema Meets Language Study in Vienna/St. Louis Collaboration

Cinema Meets Language Study in Vienna/St. Louis Collaboration
During a faculty-exchange visit in St. Louis, Holger Lang, longtime faculty member based at the Vienna campus, approached Paula Hanssen, professor of German/German Studies in International Languages and Cultures, with an idea for a project that would support cooperation between faculty and students working on both sides of the Atlantic.

Webster University-Geneva and UNCHR Release Landmark Study

Webster faculty members Liza Jachens and Roslyn Thomas with Dubravka Suzic of the UNHCR
Webster University and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) have released a landmark study on understanding the mental health, well-being and psychological difficulties experienced by humanitarian aid workers in international settings.