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Join the world for #GivingTuesday and help empower students for today and tomorrow.

Make an Impact with Webster on #GivingTuesday Nov. 27

November 20, 2018

Join Webster University on Nov. 27 for #GivingTuesday and make #GorlokGiving global. #GivingTuesday is a global giving movement built by millions of individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in all 50 U.S. states and in countries around the world to support and champion the causes they believe in and the communities in which they live. Through your donations to Webster, you are empowering students to find success now and long after they graduate.

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Reunion Weekend 2018

Snapshots: Webster Alumni Welcomed, Celebrated at Reunion Weekend

October 17, 2018

More than 250 alumni, faculty, staff and friends visited the Webster University main campus Sept. 28-29 for opportunities to reconnect and reunite at Reunion Weekend. The popular annual event featured reflections on the past and progress toward the future. The weekend celebrated all Webster graduates, with special nods to the Honor Classes of 2013, 2008, 1998, 1993, 1968, 1963 and 1958.

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Artist and Alumna Alexa Hoyer “Montaje Al Aire”

Hunt Gallery Presents Alumna Alexa Hoyer "Montaje Al Aire" Sept. 28

September 25, 2018

The Cecille R. Hunt Gallery at Webster University will present an exhibition of photographic art by artist Alexa Hoyer BFA '03, whose work explores how the economic blockade against Cuba is met with innovation via storefront window displays. The opening reception during Reunion Weekend is Friday, Sept. 28, from 6-8 p.m. Hoyer will speak briefly about her work at 6:45 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. The show will be open through Nov. 2.

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Brenda Fyfe, dean emeritus, and Nahid Nader-Hashemi, director of Mind Full of Words

Webster Dean Emeritus, PNC President on Early Childhood Education

August 29, 2018

Brenda Fyfe, dean emeritus in the Webster University School of Education, and Michael Scully, regional president of PNC Bank, co-authored an op/ed in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on the importance of investing in high-quality early childhood education, of which there is a shortage in the region. Through a grant from the PNC Foundation, the Mind Full of Words program in the School of Education works with community partners to help low-income families build vocabulary among young children.

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Johansen

Amber Johansen Named Advancement AVP

August 28, 2018

This summer, the Office of Advancement welcomed Associate Vice President Amber Johansen, to lead a team of fundraisers responsible for outreach to alumni, parents, faculty and staff. Johansen is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) and holds undergraduate degrees from Missouri State University in criminal justice and sociology.

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Webster MSN students in the nurse educator tract learn on a SIMman 3G human simulator.

Nurse Educator Students Reflect on Impact of Simulator, NEIP Grant

August 10, 2018

One year after a Missouri Nursing Education Incentive Program (NEIP) grant award supported Webster University in purchasing a SIMman 3G human simulator, Webster nursing students are thrilled with the impact it has had on their preparation to become nurse educators. The simulator enables "amazing role-play" learning in a safe environment. Two simulator "boot camps" created as part of the program were so successful that nursing faculty will continue them with future nurse educator students.

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Student tutors, donors and leaders gathered to reflect on the program's impact this spring.

Maritz Grant Continues Support of Student Literacy Corps, Math Tutoring

August 07, 2018

A $15,000 grant from Maritz will continue support of the Webster University Student Literacy Corps and Math Tutoring Program. "This grant will ensure that Webster students can continue to tutor and that struggling readers will continue to enjoy the additional support and encouragement tutors provide," said Kate Northcott, director of the Student Literacy Corps, which began in 1990. St. Louis’ growing population of English Language Learners has only increased the need for such engagement, she said.

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Support local nonprofits like Webster at givestlday.org.

Support Webster on Give STL Day!

May 02, 2018

Give STL day 2018 is happening today! During this 24-hour, region-wide event, show your support for the St. Louis community by supporting a nonprofit most meaningful to you, like Webster University! With your help, we are committed to making Give STL Day a success. Know your gift will help make a difference in the lives of the students we serve. Beth and Paul Stroble have agreed to personally match every dollar given to Webster University up to $10,000 on this day.

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Homecoming Weekend is Sept. 28-29

Changes to Homecoming: Reunion and Spirit Weekend

April 25, 2018

The Office of Advancement and Student Affairs Office are pleased to announce a new plan for Webster University’s traditional Homecoming Weekend, which takes place each fall at the main campus in Webster Groves. On Sept. 28-29, 2018, the Office of Advancement will host Reunion Weekend for alumni and friends, including special events for the 50th Reunion Honor Class and private class gatherings for alumni celebrating 5-, 10-, or 25-year reunions. Separately, the first annual Spirit Weekend for students and families will be held Feb. 8-9, 2019.

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President Stroble and scholarship recipient Jovan McBride

Scholars, Donors Celebrate at Annual Scholarship Dinner

April 17, 2018

More than 300 guests joined Chair of the Board of Trustees Lynn Britton, President Beth Stroble, and Provost Julian Schuster for the 2018 Scholarship Dinner. This special evening unites Webster University scholarship recipients with their patrons to celebrate, connect and learn from each other. The evening also featured live music by Webster students and a tribute to Dr. Donald Suggs. Webster University is grateful to all who attended and appreciative of our donors' support of Webster students.

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Give STL Day is May 2

May 2: Support Webster on Give STL Day 2018

April 11, 2018

Give STL Day 2018, sponsored by TD Ameritrade powered by the St. Louis Community Foundation, is on May 2 and is bringing the St. Louis community together to support and enhance our local nonprofits, like Webster University. Imagine the impact on our students if we all come together to give on this day of region-wide community giving. President Beth Stroble and Paul Stroble have agreed to personally match every dollar given to Webster University up to $10,000.

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The number of incoming students receiving Presidential Scholarships is at a record high this year because of the University's increased commitment to diversity and academic excellence. Pictured is incoming Presidential Scholar Ajla Sahbegovic with President Stroble.

Webster Increases Number of Presidential Scholarships

April 03, 2018

Webster University has tripled the number of students receiving Presidential Scholarships in the past two years. Fifteen students will receive the full-tuition award that is the largest academic scholarship offered to any student at the institution when they start school in the fall. This is the largest number of Presidential Scholars in the history of the award. More than 120 applicants were narrowed to 32 finalists who appeared on campus for interviews.

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 The 2018 Outstanding Alumni Award winners

2018 Alumni Association Award Winners: Cano, Demings, Horn, Lange, Merschen

March 22, 2018

The Webster University Alumni Association is proud to announce Jennifer Johnson Cano, Congresswoman Val Demings, Matthew Horn, Tom Lange and Al Merschen as recipients of its 2018 Outstanding Alumni Award. Recipients will be honored during each of their respective school or college recognition ceremonies at Webster University’s Commencement on Saturday, May 12, at the Muny Theatre in Forest Park.

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