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Webster Athletics Names Hall of Fame Class of 2020 Inductees

November 13, 2019

Webster University Athletics will place six new inductees into the Webster Athletics Hall of Fame during at the 2020 induction in February. This year's inductees are former student-athletes Greg Murphy (men's golf, 2003-06), Andy Rudroff (men's soccer, 2006-09), Craig Schaefer (baseball, 2008-11), Jenna Steiner Sladek (women's soccer, 2006-09) and Crystal Wilson Wurth (softball, 2001-02), as well as Niel DeVasto, longtime retired athletics administrator and former sports information director Niel DeVasto (1984-2017).

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Webster University Dance Faculty, Alumni, Students Collaborate in 'New Works' Nov. 7-9

October 30, 2019

Webster University’s Department of Dance in the Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts (LGCFA) Presents the "New Works" Concert 2019 on Nov. 7 & 8 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 9, at 2 p.m. on Stage III in Webster Hall. "New Works" is an opportunity for choreographers to try new methodologies, to explore new ideas. It is a laboratory for taking risks, growing and seeking feedback. The choreographers for the "New Works" Concert consist of alumni Marcus Johnson, Paige Walden-Johnson and Rain Stippec. Webster University Faculty Maggi Dueker, Dawn Karlovsky, Monica Newsam, Beckah Reed and Zhao Xi are also contributing pieces.

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Julie Smith

In the News: Smith on social media; alumni profiles; Arcade exhibit

October 14, 2019

Julie Smith was quoted in Courthouse News about a Pew Research survey about how social media is affecting readers' trust in news ... A release on alumnus Wyatt Mailloux about his lighting design on The Psychedelic Furs tour appears in Live Design. ... Alumna Michelle (Haberberger) Oyola was featured in eMissourian for her latest book. ... The "Our Last Race" exhibit at Arcade Contemporary Art Projects was covered in Slovenian press.

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Snapshots: Students Connect With Recruiters For Career Fair 2019

October 11, 2019

The Career Planning and Development Center welcomed over 60 companies and organizations, over 100 recruiters including alumni to the annual Webster University Career Fair on Tuesday, Oct. 8. Students and alumni from across the St. Louis metro area, representing all St. Louis campuses joined in this amazing on-campus recruiting event. Students and alumni benefited from this unique and valuable opportunity to meet face to face with representatives from Fortune 500 companies, non –profit organizations and more.

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Angel Band Project

Student Discount for The Angel Band Project Benefit with Butz '90

October 09, 2019

Webster University students can receive a discount when The Angel Band Project presents, "The Angel Band Soundtrack" Saturday, Nov. 2. The benefit concert raises funds for The Angel Band Project's music therapy programs and initiatives in St. Louis, Seattle and New York City. Webster alumnus and two-time Tony Award-winning actor Norbert Leo Butz '90 will make a guest performance at the event. The Angel Band Project was founded to honor Butz's sister, Teresa Butz, who was murdered in 2009. Norbert will be joined by Teresa's surviving partner, Jennifer Hopper.

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Spectrum 2019 Conference at Webster University Oct. 22

October 09, 2019

The Spectrum 2019 Conference for non-profit marketers is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 22. This one-day professional development opportunity is for nonprofit communications professionals and leaders; more than 200 marketing professionals are expected to attend the conference in the East Academic Building and Browning Hall. Student and Webster Staff registration is priced at $99.  

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Career Planning and Development Center Host Career Fair Oct. 8

October 03, 2019

The Career Planning and Development Center will host the annual Career Fair, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 1-4 p.m., in the University Center Gym on the Webster Groves campus in St. Louis, Missouri. This event is open to all current students and recent alumni. Meet recruiters face-to-face! There will be many employers ready to share information and discuss full-time, part-time, internship and volunteer opportunities. Whether you are a freshman, sophomore, junior, senior or alumni, the Career Fair is an excellent opportunity to gather career-related information.

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Webster University Presents 'Small Works' at Arcade Contemporary Art Projects

October 02, 2019

Webster University's Arcade Contemporary Art Projects (ACAP) Annex Gallery is proud to host "Small Works", an exhibition showcasing 10" x 10" innovative works by Surface Design Association's (SDA) textile and fiber artists from the United States, Australia, China, Japan, Poland and the United Kingdom. The "Small Works" exhibition opens with a reception on Saturday, Oct. 5, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., in conjunction with the SDA biennial conference, Beyond the Surface, Oct. 3-6.

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Part of the Webster crew during their first litter cleanup in Rolla.

In the News: Rolla adopts highway, Owsley on music faculty, Eaton '06 design

October 02, 2019

The Rolla campus' student-initiated adoption of a stretch of Highway 72 was covered in the Rolla Daily News. ... Jameson Eaton '06 was profiled for his "illustrious career as a hairstylist and wig designer" for TV and film. ... Jazz historian and radio host Dennis Owsley sung the praises of Webster music faculty in a story about his new book on jazz in St. Louis.

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Alumna Presents 'Our Last Race' Arcade Contemporary Art Projects Oct. 4

October 01, 2019

The Arcade Contemporary Art Projects (ACAP) is proud to present a multimedia solo exhibition of internationally exhibited artist and Webster University Vienna alumna Eva Petric with her work titled, "Our Last Race". Opening with a reception on Oct. 4, 6-9 p.m. at 812 Olive Street, St. Louis 63101, Webster Arcade (Gateway Campus). "Our Last Race" explores questions surrounding the growing possibilities through genetic engineering, which seemed not so long ago as just science fiction, but which is and becomes more normal, accepted and perhaps even required, if not now, in our close future, no matter what the cost to our humanity and our fabric of natural human connection.

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Student Life Hall of Fame Nominations Due Oct. 18

September 17, 2019

Nominations for the Student Life Hall of Fame for this year are now available. All nominations must be submitted by Oct. 18. The Student Life Hall of Fame recognizes those individuals who demonstrated an outstanding commitment to improving student life at Webster University through campus, or community, involvement and/or participation in organized campus activities.

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Call for Nominations: Honorary Degree Recipient and Commencement Speaker

August 29, 2019

The Honorary Degree Committee is seeking nominations for the honorary degree recipient and commencement speaker for Webster University's 101st Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 9, 2020, at The Muny in Forest Park in St. Louis. This annual ceremony is the largest gathering of graduates and their families from Webster University campus locations throughout the world. Nominations must be submitted through the online form and will be accepted through Friday, Oct. 4.

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