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Webster China's Candice Zhao and Nelly Zhang at AUCA

Webster Joins AUCA Career Fairs in China

August 15, 2018

Webster University China staff took a large part in the just completed 2018 American Universities China Association (AUCA) career fairs. More than 4,000 students representing 16 universities and other institutions attended the fair events. Most of the attending students graduated in 2018. Graduates attended fair events in Shanghai, Shenzhen and Beijing.

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athletics

Nominations Open for Webster Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2019

August 08, 2018

The Webster University Athletics Department has now begun accepting nominations for new members into its Athletics Hall of Fame. The deadline for nominations for the Class of 2019 is Sept. 15, 2018. Former Webster players, coaches, and teams, and other individuals who have made significant contributions to the Athletics program are eligible for selection to the Hall of Fame.

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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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Sister Barbara Nicholas (right) at the annual Webster University alumni event at Churchill Downs

Webster Alumna Elected Sisters of Loretto President, More Join Leadership

July 31, 2018

The Sisters of Loretto elected Sister Barbara Nicholas SL as their new president at the congregation’s weeklong delegate assembly this July in Shepherdsville, Kentucky. The 1965 graduate of Webster University (then Webster College) will begin a six-year term on Jan. 1, 2019. At the assembly, several fellow Webster alumni (Sharon Kassing, Mary Catherine Rabbitt, Vicki Schwartz) were also named to the executive committee.

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Gorloks on the beach in The Hague.

Leiden Alumni Reconnect for Ocean Race Event in The Hague

July 26, 2018

Webster University Leiden alumni from the graduating classes of 2000 to 2018 networked and shared their Webster stories during an alumni event last month at Scheveningen beach in The Hague during the Volvo Ocean Race. The race is a major event in the Netherlands, and served as a perfect opportunity to bring alumni together. Some were attending their first Webster event since graduation.

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smoke-free

Tobacco-Free, Smoke-Free Campus Initiative Begins Aug. 15

July 18, 2018

Effective Aug. 15, 2018, Webster University’s main campus in Webster Groves will be designated as a tobacco-free and smoke-free campus, joining the many universities across the United States and in Missouri in setting this policy. This policy change reinforces our commitment to preserving and improving the health and comfort of our students, faculty, staff and guests.

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Meghan Illig

Meghan Illig Nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year Award

July 16, 2018

Webster University's Meghan Illig is a nominee for the prestigious 2018 NCAA Woman of the Year Award, which honors the academic achievements, athletics excellence, community service and leadership of graduating female college athletes from all three divisions. Illig was the only female student-athlete from the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference nominated for this award, and is a member of Webster's women's cross country and indoor and outdoor track and field teams.

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Congratulations to the 2018 Alumni Association Awards recipients!

Congratulations to the 2018 Alumni Association Award Winners

June 29, 2018

The Webster University Alumni Association is proud to announce the 2018 Alumni Award recipients as Manal Fakhoury, Joan Marie Godoy Liere, Eve Coulson and Christopher Whitmore. The awardees will be honored during Reunion Weekend at the Alumni Awards Ceremony and Reception on September 29, 2018. Congratulations to these amazing alumni!

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Seena Kohl taught for 42 years at Webster.

Remembering Seena Kohl, Anthropologist and Women's Studies Pioneer

June 25, 2018

The Webster University community remembers Seena Kohl, an anthropologist who helped found the Women's Studies program during her 42-year teaching career at Webster. Kohl was one of the earliest recipients of the Roswell Messing, Jr. Award, and in 1986 used a Faculty Development Leave to study relations among blacks, whites, and Choctaws in Mississippi. Kohl passed away this month in Helena, Montana. A memorial service on the Webster Groves campus is scheduled for July 21.

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Zivic and Salas

Four Webster Students Win Press Club Scholarships

June 20, 2018

Four Webster University School of Communications students were among the 15 winners of St. Louis Press Club Scholarships at a special awards luncheon at the Press Club on June 12. Three undergraduate students and one graduate student were each awarded a $1,000 scholarship applicable to the 2018-19 academic year.

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Graduates from Spring 1 2018 received an email invitation to the survey the morning of Monday, April 9.

Outcomes Survey for Spring 2 2018 Graduates

June 18, 2018

To gather important data about the outcomes of our graduates, the Office of Institutional Effectiveness needs your help in encouraging Spring 2 2018 graduates to complete the Webster University Outcomes Survey. The Outcomes Survey is delivered via email to recent graduates worldwide approximately six to eight weeks after each term’s graduation date. Graduates from Spring 1 2018 received an email invitation to the survey the morning of Monday, June 18.

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Catch screenings July 13-22, including 28 works by Webster students, faculty and alumni.

Webster Students, Alumni, Faculty in St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase

June 15, 2018

Webster students, alumni, and faculty make up more than a quarter of the screenings at the upcoming St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase. All work, including work by 30 Webster community members, will be shown at Brown Hall on the campus of Washington University between Friday, July 13, and Sunday, July 22. “This is another example of how much the Webster University School of Communications adds to the culture of filmmaking and media in this region," said Aaron AuBuchon, associate professor and chair.

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A powerful career management platform for Webster students and alumni

Webster Offers Handshake for Student, Alumni Career Planning

June 13, 2018

The Career Planning and Development Center is excited to offer Webster University students and alumni an easier way to keep track of their career planning through Handshake, the ultimate career network that brings together students, alumni and employers and strengthens student engagement. Launching at Webster in July, Handshake is a robust career platform designed by students to help them build meaningful careers.

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Graduates at the 2018 Webster Ghana commencement ceremony, Webster's fourth in Accra

U.S. Ambassador Addresses 4th Webster Ghana Commencement

June 11, 2018

The fourth commencement held at Webster University Ghana was celebrated by a near-capacity crowd of excited families and friends of the latest additions to the Webster alumni network, with U.S. Ambassador to Ghana Robert P. Jackson delivering the commencement address. Sharing lessons from his own 36-year career in the diplomatic service, Jackson called on graduates to "Take the harder path. Learn from your mistakes. Let your struggles shape you for your purpose."

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