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Join Webster at the Cardinals game April 8

Webster Day at Busch Stadium April 28

February 19, 2019

The Webster University Alumni Association and Parent Association would like to invite all members of the Webster University community to join us for Webster Day at Busch Stadium on Sunday, April 28, at 1:15 p.m. as the Cardinals take on the Cincinnati Reds. Tickets are $25 per person and are located on the Left Field Porch. All ticket holders will receive a limited edition Webster University Alumni Baseball Cap as well as a free jumbo hot dog & soda, redeemable at any concession stand.

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Katy Sullivan

Katy Sullivan to Speak at Webster University's 100th Commencement

February 06, 2019

Actress and Paralympic star Katy Sullivan will be the Commencement Speaker for Webster University’s 2019 Commencement on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at The Muny in Forest Park. To mark this milestone 100th Commencement, Webster will award four honorary doctorate degrees to alumni from throughout its history: Sullivan, Col. Sidney Gutierrez, Brenda Newberry and Elizabeth Robb.

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Dominic Cheli mentioned Zena Ilyashov's influence in Symphony Magazine's article,

In the News: Human Trafficking, Hellinger on Venezuela, Ilyashov's Impact

February 06, 2019

FOX 2 news covered the Human Trafficking Workshop hosted by the College of Arts and Sciences Legal Studies department, interviewing Anne Geraghty-Rathert. ... Community Music School faculty member Zena Ilyashov was cited in Symphony Magazine's "Teachers Who Made a Difference." ... Dan Hellinger wrote a column in "The Conversation" academic blog on the constitutional crisis in Venezuela.

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The seal was last changed in 1996.

Webster University Seal Design Contest

February 05, 2019

The 100th Commencement Committee has announced a contest to redesign the Webster University Seal, which was last modified in 1996. As with previous contests for the alma mater and fight song, this contest is open to submissions from the global Webster University community of students, alumni, faculty and staff at every campus. A $2,500 prize will be offered to the contest winner. Submissions will be accepted until March 18, 2019.

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Susan Schultz, Webster Scott AFB

News Around Webster: Assner-Alvey, Christian, Morris, Schultz

January 29, 2019

Robin Assner-Alvey has a solo exhibition at Bruce Gallery on the campus of Edinboro University in Edinboro, Pennsylvania. ... Nancy Christian represented Webster at the 32nd annual Missouri Governor’s Student Leadership Forum. ... Larry Morris was named a St. Louis Champion. ... Susan Schultz was nominated to the board of O'Fallon Shiloh Chamber of Commerce.

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Webster Luke AFB faculty member Herb Kretz presents bags of stuffed animals to Sgt. Jeff Turney (MA '04) for the Glendale, Arizona Police Department's

Webster Luke AFB Supports 'Trauma Teddy' Program

January 28, 2019

A local initiative to help police assist small children has garnered support from Webster University’s Luke Air Force Base location — and deepened an alumni connection with one of Glendale's first responders. Longtime faculty member Herb Kretz led Webster's drive to contribute to the "Trauma Teddy" program, where the Glendale Police Department collects stuffed animals to help comfort small children during incidents where first responders are called.

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Manuel León Hoyos and Chess Coach Susan Polgar. León Hoyos is one of two chess team alumni who have landed prestigious research positions at Ivy League institutions.

Webster University SPICE Alumni Land Research Careers at Ivy League Universities

December 18, 2018

Two international alumni have landed prestigious positions as researchers at Ivy-League institutions and they say they owe their success to their experience at Webster University. Manuel León Hoyos and Luisa Mercado entered Webster University because of the Susan Polgar Institute for Chess Excellence, (SPICE) chess team. But their interactions with faculty, staff and other students helped prepare them for their future careers, they said.

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Palacios was produced and shot by David Rocco, assistant professor in the School of Communications.

Professor's 'Palacios' Wins Film Awards Across the U.S.

December 10, 2018

"Palacios," a film produced and shot by David Rocco -- with some help from the dog, Ingebar --in the Webster University School of Communications, continues to win awards after screening at 15 festivals across the United States, and has been acquired for distribution. The feature about a widow and an inner-city teen recently received Best Narrative Feature and Best Cinematography for a Narrative Feature at Cincinnati's Over-the-Thine International Film Festival.

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Ten Webster Alumni Honored with Emerson Excellence in Teaching Awards

November 29, 2018

Ten alumni were honored with the prestigious Emerson Excellence in Teaching award earlier this month. Now in its 29th year, the award pays tribute to area educators – from kindergarten teachers to college professors – for their achievements and dedication to the field of education. Award recipients will have the opportunity to apply for a Gold Star Grant from Emerson that will be presented in spring 2019.

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Webster University Concert Choir

Annual Holiday Concert for Webster Community Dec. 5

November 26, 2018

The Alumni Association extends an invitation to the Webster community to join them on Wednesday, Dec. 5, for their annual Holiday Concert. The concert will take place on campus in the Winifred Moore Auditorium at 12:15 p.m., followed by refreshments in the Webster Groves Room. Alumni, Faculty, Staff, and friends who have made a donation between June 1 – December 1 will receive a limited edition Gorlok or Alumni Ornament at the concert as a thank you for your support of Webster.

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