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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.

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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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Dancing, football, sharing stories and more

Alumni, Parents, Students Flock to 2016 Homecoming Reunion and Family Weekend

September 30, 2016

About 500 alumni, parents and students gathered with faculty and staff for a a Homecoming Reunion and Family Weekend that featured arts, alumni awards and "lightning talks," the annual Student vs. Alumni Flag Football Game and more as Gorloks from many eras and generations renewed acquaintances and celebrated their part in the Webster University community. Among the events, 31 members of the Class of 1966 were welcomed into the Golden Circle.

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Apply by Oct. 11.

Arts-Related Research Grant Opportunity for Faculty

August 25, 2016

The National Endowment for the Arts' Office of Research and Analysis makes awards to support research that investigates the value and/or impact of the arts. In FY 2017, the NEA’s Research: Art Works program will fund matching grants of $10,000 to $30,000 for research studies that seek to “examine the value and/or impact of the arts in any topic area(s).” Faculty members who are considering applying to this program should collaborate with the Grant Staff in the Advancement Office.

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Homecoming 2016

Alumni Association Announces 2016 Award Winners

August 11, 2016

The Webster University Alumni Association announces Mary Ann Wyrsch, Stefano Cantini, Kacey Hampton and Maarten de Boer as the 2016 Alumni Awards recipients. Click through to read more about these deserving recipients, who will be honored at the Annual Homecoming Dinner and Dance on Saturday, Sept. 24.

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