News Articles

Community members share a historical astrological moment

Solar Eclipse Brings Community Together

August 23, 2017

People across the United States made plans all summer to travel hundreds of miles to be in one of the few prime viewing spots for totality in the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21. One of those spots was Webster University's home campus in Webster Groves, where Webster was founded just three years before the last time such an event could be seen from coast to coast in the continental United States. Faculty put on an educational show, while staff from many departments helped ensure some 850 people had a memorable experience at Webster.

tags: academics, biological sciences, college of arts and sciences, students, faculty, home page, president, provost, webster life, webster today

Concentra will be the new preferred urgent care provider for St. Louis area Webster University employees

New Preferred Urgent Care Provider for Workplace Injuries/Illnesses

August 23, 2017

Effective Aug. 28, Concentra, a nationwide urgent care provider, will be the new preferred urgent care provider that St. Louis area Webster University employees and some extended campus employees can utilize for the treatment of non-critical work-related injuries/illnesses, unless the injuries/illnesses are critical and require immediate care at a hospital. In that case, go to the nearest hospital.

tags: employee news, human resources, extended campus, webster life, webster today

glimpse

Alumni Digital Publication Glimpse Presents Summer 2017 Issue

August 23, 2017

The Office of Advancement's Summer 2017 issue of “Glimpse,” the digital publication for Webster University alumni worldwide, provides a snapshot of Webster’s alumni, faculty, staff and students doing the extraordinary. Topics include a series of stories about alumni authors with blossoming careers, a tour of Browning Hall – the new Interdisciplinary Science Building, an homage to Webster’s Conservatory of Theatre Arts, and much more! "Glimpse" is online, interactive and environmentally friendly.

tags: alumni, employee news, extended campus, webster life, webster today, ghana, conservatory

involvement fair

Group Registration for Sept. 6 Student Involvement Fair

August 22, 2017

It's time to register your student organization or campus department for participation in the Student Involvement Fair, taking place on Wednesday, Sept. 6, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. in Grant Gymnasium. This event is geared towards Webster student organizations, campus departments and students to gather to share information, recruit volunteers and new members, and invite and encourage other students to get involved.

tags: employee news, webster life, webster today, campus activities, involvement fair, students

Michael Cottam

Cottam Named Dean, AVP of Military Campuses and Online Education

August 22, 2017

Provost Julian Schuster has announced that Michael Cottam, associate vice president and director of the Online Learning Center, has been named dean and associate vice president of Military Campuses and Online Education effective Sept. 1. In this role, Cottam will oversee military base locations in addition to the online operations.

tags: academics, extended campus, home page, online learning, military, online learning center, provost, webster today

Webster University faculty in the news

In the News: Miller-Struttmann on bees, eclipse; Woolf on human rights; Cross on violence

August 21, 2017

Nicole Miller-Struttmann appeared on CBS affiliate KMOV's evening and morning newscasts to discuss her research with bees and their behavior during the eclipse, which will be part of a national study. ... Linda Woolf was quoted in USA Today and also was interviewed on KGO Radio in San Francisco about human rights and combatting the spread of hate in the wake of events in Charlottesville. ... Remy Cross was interviewed by KMOX-AM and on BBC World News about violence in Charlottesville.

tags: academics, college of arts and sciences, biological sciences, sociology, criminology, human rights, faculty, in the news, webster today

Professor Nicole Miller-Struttmann works with sixth grade students on setting up scientific equipment for a national bee study.

Webster Professor Works with Area Sixth-Graders on National Bee Study

August 21, 2017

Professor Nicole Miller-Struttmann, who holds the Laurance L. Browning, Jr. endowed chair in the Department of Biology, has been working with area students and teachers, to set up scientific equipment and collect data on how bees behave during a solar eclipse. The project is part of the “Beeclipse,” a national study conducted by several universities during the recent eclipse.

tags: academics, college of arts and sciences, faculty, home page, webster today, ISB

Typewriters, slide projectors...and Pong?

International Student Trivia, Throwback Thursday, Homecoming Human Library

August 21, 2017

Among the social events hosted in the University Library Conference Room this fall are an International Student Trivia Night on Tuesday, Aug. 29, a "Throwback Thursday" night with forgotten technologies from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Sept. 7, and the "Homecoming Human Library" event that will introduce students to alumni on Thursday, Sept. 14.

tags: webster life, library, students, student affairs, alumni, webster today

Since 1995, over 32,000 volunteers have given more than 141,000 hours of service on WWW day.

Webster Works Worldwide: Call for team leaders

August 21, 2017

Webster Works Worldwide (WWW), our annual community service day, is just around the corner on Wednesday, Oct. 4. Since the start of WWW in 1995, over 32,000 volunteers have given more than 141,000 hours of service! We hope you will join us in this very important Webster tradition again this year. In St. Louis, the project database is open and team leaders are needed. Team leaders serve as liaisons between individual volunteers and the agency in need and serve a critical role in making WWW a success.

tags: employee news, faculty, global, webster life, home page, students, webster works worldwide, webster today

View the presentations online from anywhere in Webster.

Fall 2017 Library Online Webinars: Research, resources, presentation tips and more

August 21, 2017

The Library is excited to announce its webinars for the fall. These online training sessions allow students and faculty of all skill levels to improve research skills and interact with a research expert. They can be accessed from anywhere in the world, and registration allows participants to view recordings if they cannot attend the live session.

tags: academics, extended campus, global, library, students, research, webster today

We Are All Webster

#WeAreAllWebster: On inclusion, respect and welcoming all students at Webster

August 18, 2017

As students return to campus in the wake of events of violence, hatred and intolerance around the world, Webster University President Elizabeth J. Stroble and Provost Julian Z. Schuster share a message about embracing our differences, rejecting hatred and exclusion, and nurturing a welcoming campus community.

tags: global, president, provost, webster life, students, home page, new student orientation, webster today

Part of the poster campaign designed by graduating senior Anna Cruzen

Student Campaign Features Inclusion Pledge for Diversity, Respect on Campus

August 18, 2017

Following a Town Hall Forum in January 2017, a group of students and staff developed a campaign to engage the entire campus community in promoting diversity, inclusion and respect for one another. One element of the campaign is a voluntary pledge available to students in a variety of ways this fall. Another aspect is inclusive messages underlining the theme #WeAreAllWebster, including student-designed posters that will appear on campus and in social media. Look for more as the campaign launches with the opening of the fall term.

tags: global, webster life, student affairs, home page, diversity and inclusion, students, webster today

The City of Webster Groves approved a Conditional Occupancy Permit for the Building Friday.

Construction Update Aug. 18: City Approves Permit for Browning Hall

August 18, 2017

The City approved a permit to occupy Browning Hall Friday. Some construction is still going on, so students, faculty and staff are asked to be aware of the work and exercise caution when navigating the building. In other news, contact information on how to schedule rooms in the building has been determined, and Marletto's is nearly finished.

tags: college of arts and sciences, faculty, home page, president, provost, webster life, webster today, ISB