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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 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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Nominations are due by Feb. 23

Submit Parent Emergency Fund Nominations by Feb. 23

January 17, 2018

The Parent Emergency Fund gives financial assistance to qualified students enrolled at Webster when the parents are unable to provide. This need could arise from the death or severe illness of a parent, a guardian’s job loss, or other grave circumstance. Webster University donors who contribute to this fund make it possible to award a Parent Grant that helps bear the cost for families in need. Recommendations for students to receive the grant are due by Feb. 23.

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donor recognition

Video: Recognition Dinner Celebrates Donors to Webster, CMS

November 15, 2017

Webster University recognized its loyal supporters at the Donor Recognition Dinner on Nov. 9 in the Starlight Room at the Chase Park Plaza. Highlights of the event included honoring Arden and Harry Fisher with the 2107 Visionary Award for their dedication to the Community Music School, inspiring hundreds of young musicians.

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Patricia Reardon Arnold

Patricia Reardon Arnold Named Vice President of Advancement

September 13, 2017

Patricia Reardon Arnold has been named Vice President of Advancement at Webster University. Arnold originally joined Webster in January 2017 to serve in this role on an interim basis. As the head of Advancement, Arnold provides strategic direction and leadership of Webster's Advancement Office, which includes: Annual Fund, and Major Gifts, Alumni Programs, Parent and Student Programs, Corporate, Foundation, and Advancement Services.

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