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Today is Give STL Day!

May 11, 2017

One Day. One Community. Give STL Day is bringing the St. Louis community together to support and enhance local nonprofits. Show your support for Webster and the STL community, by supporting a nonprofit most meaningful to you, like our University. You can make your gift now to benefit the students we serve and to celebrate the more than 6,000 new alumni we will have after commencement this weekend!

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New Technology, New Platform, New Date: Give STL Day Happening May 11

May 03, 2017

Give STL Day, powered by the St. Louis Community Foundation, is bringing the St. Louis community together to support and enhance our local nonprofits, like Webster! Just imagine the impact we could have if we all come together to give on May 11. Please show your support for Webster students and the St. Louis community -- including nearly 900 nonprofits across the region and 33 in Rock Hill and Webster Groves.

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Mary Ann Lee with her granddaughter at the dedication of Mary Ann Lee Plaza.

Remembering Mary Ann Lee, St. Louis Philanthropist

April 18, 2017

The Webster University community mourns the passing of Mary Ann Lee, a longtime supporter of Webster University and a renowned philanthropist who supported many causes and institutions across the St. Louis region. The Mary Ann Lee Plaza at Webster was dedicated in her name in 2013. A gift from Mary Ann and her late husband, E. Desmond “Des” Lee, funded the Des Lee Visiting Scholars program.

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Views of the 2016 undergraduate recruitment viewbook

Webster Wins Marketing Awards for Recruitment, Inclusion, Fundraising, Social Campaigns

April 14, 2017

Webster University won several marketing and communication campaign awards from Higher Ed Marketing and the Collegiate Advertising Awards. Webster received honors for undergraduate recruitment ("You, Unlimited"), diversity and inclusion advertising, social media ("Cooking Up a Quality Education" video), and alumni donor and faculty/staff campaigns (Calendar Year-End Fundraising).

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New Student Ambassadors Announced for 2017-2018

April 12, 2017

Twelve new Student Ambassadors have been selected to join the organization of student leaders on the home campus. Student Ambassadors are the official student representatives for Webster University and work with collegiate and administrative offices to greet and converse with constituents, government officials, donors, and other dignitaries during University sponsored educational and social events.

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The $25 Great Decisions Briefing Book features impartial, thought-provoking analyses on the eight topics selected for this year’s series.

RSVP for Great Decisions 2017: Discussing global issues with Webster faculty

February 13, 2017

It's time to register for Great Decisions 2017, the ever-popular series of current events presentations and discussions led by Webster University faculty and sponsored by the Webster University Alumni Association. Topics in this year's program, which runs on Monday nights in March and April, include nuclear security, the future of Europe, Middle Eastern issues and Latin American politics. RSVP by March 3.

tags: academics, alumni, college of arts and sciences, advancement, history, politics, international relations, biological sciences, faculty, global, webster life, webster today

Webster Basketball

Pack the House for Gorloks Basketball, Alumni Hall of Fame on Feb. 4

January 27, 2017

It's time to pack the house: Come cheer current students, salute the 2017 Hall of Fame class, and wear your blue and gold on Feb. 4 as the women's and men's basketball teams face off Iowa Wesleyan. Women's Basketball begins at 1 p.m. and men's begins at 3 p.m. Giveaways and snacks will be provided in the Athletic Lobby during the women's halftime and between the games.

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Every other Wednesday, Webster career staff and alumni discuss important career and job transition topics.

Conference Highlights Webster's Alumni Careers Webinar Series

January 25, 2017

Career Planning and Development Center director Tamara Gegg-LaPlume's presentation at the Career Services Thought Leaders Symposium highlighted the Webster.Careers website and bi-monthly career development webinars that Webster offers for its alumni. These live global webinars are offered every other Wednesday to discuss important career and job transition topics.

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Submit Parent Emergency Fund Nominations by Feb. 24

January 17, 2017

The Webster University Parent Council started the Parent Emergency Fund in 2016 and are looking for nominations for the grant to be given out in March 2017. This fund offers financial assistance to qualified students who lose their bread-winning parent due to death, severe illness, loss of job or circumstances of a similar gravity, while enrolled at the University. If you know of a student in need, submit nominations by Feb. 24.

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Hahn Named to VP Position at Milliken University

December 08, 2016

Vice President for Advancement Charles Hahn has been named to the position of Vice President for Alumni and Development at Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois, beginning February 2017. Since joining Webster, Hahn transformed advancement resulting in significant increases in donor pledges and commitments, private support for endowed faculty and student scholarships -- including a 40 percent increase in this academic year -- major foundation funding of strategic academic priorities and more.

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Thank a donor as part of the note writing event Nov. 16-20.

The Great Thanks Project Returns Nov. 14-17

November 11, 2016

The fourth annual Great Thanks Project is back. Increasingly a project spirited by student initiative and philanthropic excitement, Student Ambassadors and Advancement staff will manage note writing stations at Marletto’s Marketplace Nov. 14-17. The note cards feature the artwork of BFA students Destini Johnson and Riley Williams. Community members can draw a donor name or write to a specific donor to say thanks for their part in making the Webster experience possible.

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The ORSP, Academic Affairs and the IRB will work to support scholarly productivity and success for students and faculty across the network.

Provost Announces Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

October 25, 2016

The Provost announced the creation of a new Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP). Sustained faculty interest and commitment to research and a new multi-year capacity building NIH grant provide Webster with the ideal opportunity to establish a new level of infrastructure and support for achieving operational and academic excellence. The OSRP will have a faculty adviser who will work with principle investigators to propose policies and develop programs supporting research.

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