Gateway Campus Expands
Webster University’s expansion of the downtown St. Louis Gateway Campus into the Historic Arcade Building was celebrated with a public grand opening at the start of the 2016 spring semester.
Webster Breaks Ground on New Science Building
Ground has been broken on a new Interdisciplinary Science Building (ISB), a construction project that will triple the number of science labs on campus, support greater academic collaboration and position the University to meet the region’s employment needs for decades to come.
Chamber Singers Perform with Josh Groban
When Josh Groban comes to town, thousands clamor to hear him sing, but only a lucky few get to sing with him. The multiplatinum-selling star played to a sold-out crowd Oct. 19 at Peabody Opera House in St. Louis, where he was joined on stage by the Webster University Chamber Singers, to rave reviews. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch review by Daniel Durcholz praised the concert and described the Webster student singers providing "powerful backing" on "Anthem," from the musical "Chess," and on "You'll Never Walk Alone," from "Carousel." Local Fox affiliate Fox2 also covered the students' appearance on multiple news broadcasts that day.
Webster University Joins National Effort to Increase Study Abroad Participation
The University pledged to double the number of students who study abroad by 2020 as part of the Institute of International Education’s (IIE) Generation Study Abroad initiative. Webster will meet this goal by enhancing curricular and co-curricular experiences at its international campuses, adding study abroad locations through new partnerships, and increasing financial support for study abroad.
No Fear Allowed
Webster alumna and current Board of Trustees member Laura Herring BA ’70, has a message for anyone and everyone who wants to realize their full potential. It can be summed up in three words: No. Fear. Allowed.
Webster's Student Magazine Wins National Awards
The Ampersand, Webster's student magazine out of the School of Communications, has won six Gold Circle Awards from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association.
Four-Day Refugee Simulation Leaves Impact on Webster Geneva Students
With the plight of refugees a pressing topic in global news and Europe facing its biggest refugee crisis since World War II, seven Webster Geneva students recently participated in a refugee simulation to elicit insights and raise awareness of the global crisis among the broader student body.
Faculty Inspired Webster Netherlands Alum's Work with Refugees
With the refugees crisis in the news, Webster University-Leiden alumnus Joel Antonie, BA ’12, reminds people that every refugee has a story. He works with them every day in his job for the Netherlands Immigration and Naturalization Service (IND), a career he pursued thanks to Webster faculty like Anne de Graaf and the late Peter van Krieken.
With the kickoff of the Fall 2015 semester, new students and orientation leaders participated in a myriad of fun and ice-breaking activities to get ready for the year.
Webster Golf Named NCAA III Academic National Champs
Webster University men's 2014-15 golf team was named the NCAA III Academic National Champions by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA). In addition, the Gorloks were one of only eight NCAA III teams to receive President's Recognition by the (GCAA) for its 2015 Team Academic Award. This is the second straight year Webster earned the President's Recognition, and the fourth straight year the Gorloks have earned the Team Academic Award.
Hillstrom, BA ’94, Wins Centennial Fight Song Contest
As part of Webster University’s Centennial celebration, the Centennial Planning Committee held a contest to compose a Fight Song for Webster Athletics. The contest was open to submissions from all faculty, staff, students and alumni from February to June 2015, with a $2,500 prize offered to the contest winner. Five qualified entries were submitted for competition, with a composition by Webster University alumnus Michael Hillstrom ‘94, “Go, Go, Gorloks!” selected as the winner.
Undergraduate Research Showcased at RAD Conference
The fall Research Across Disciplines conference brought students from Webster University and other St. Louis-area universities to campus for several days showcasing undergraduate research during the second week of December.
St. Louis Community College and Webster University have signed a dual admission agreement for nursing students at the college. The partnership and transfer agreement between STLCC and Webster aims to encourage a smooth transition from STLCC's Associate in Applied Science (AAS) program to Webster's Bachelor of Science degree (BSN) program. "Both institutions are making a dedicated effort to improve nursing educational opportunities within the greater St. Louis area," said Jennifer Broeder, co-interim dean, College of Arts and Sciences.