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Save the date for this annual salute to mid-year graduates.

Save the Date: December Toast 2018

October 05, 2018

Save the Date for the December Toast, the celebration of our mid-year graduates: Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, 4:30-6 p.m. at the Webster University Community Music School. This event will honor our August, October and December graduates from the greater St. Louis area. For more information on the December Toast and to RSVP, visit webster.edu/commencement/DecemberToast.

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Dean Peter Sargent and the Stage Management program were recognized by the Stage Managers' Association.

Sargent, Stage Management Program Honored by SMA

September 26, 2018

Peter Sargent and Webster University’s Stage Management program were honored at an awards ceremony held by the Stage Managers’ Association (SMA) in New York City. The dean of Webster's Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts received the first SMA special award for Achievement in Stage Management Education for “inspiring generations of professional stage managers.” He was introduced by alumna Julia Jones '89, who was stage manager for SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical.

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Artist and Alumna Alexa Hoyer “Montaje Al Aire”

Hunt Gallery Presents Alumna Alexa Hoyer "Montaje Al Aire" Sept. 28

September 25, 2018

The Cecille R. Hunt Gallery at Webster University will present an exhibition of photographic art by artist Alexa Hoyer BFA '03, whose work explores how the economic blockade against Cuba is met with innovation via storefront window displays. The opening reception during Reunion Weekend is Friday, Sept. 28, from 6-8 p.m. Hoyer will speak briefly about her work at 6:45 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. The show will be open through Nov. 2.

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Nursing Alumni, Alla Mink and Maegan Bosler, receive honor society awards

2018 Nursing Graduates Receive Honor Society Awards

September 21, 2018

Two Webster University nursing graduates received awards from Delta Lambda At Large Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International [Sigma], an international honor society of nursing. Alla Mink received the Janice Hooper Undergraduate Student Award, recognizing her for excellent leadership, compassionate care, and service. Maegan Bosler received the Webster University Graduate Student Award, recognizing her for her intense passion for nursing.

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Reunion Weekend will be held Sept. 28-29, 2018.

2018 Reunion Weekend Schedule and Registration

September 20, 2018

Webster University will welcome back alumni at Reunion Weekend, Sept. 28-29, for a number of activities for alumni, parents, students, family and friends. Highlights include Sverdrup Hall Open House, Gorlok Brunch, and Lightning Talks. The 2018 Reunion Weekend will celebrate all Webster graduates, especially the Honor Classes: 2013, 2008, 1998, 1993, 1968, 1963, and 1958.

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Doris Federhofer '38 at the Golden Circle reunion events in 2013

Webster Remembers Alumna Doris Federhofer '38

September 10, 2018

Webster University remembers Doris Federhofer '38, the alumni association matriarch and longtime volunteer, donor and ardent cheerleader for Webster’s mission. Federhofer, who arrived at Webster on scholarship in 1934, would have celebrated her class of 1938's 80th reunion this month. She and her husband Earl served in developing countries for 30 years after their retirement through The International Executive Service Corps, and were longtime supporters of scholarships at Webster.

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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 Summer 2018 Graduates

September 07, 2018

To gather important data about the outcomes of our graduates, the Office of Institutional Effectiveness needs your help in encouraging Summer 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 Summer 2018 received an email invitation to the survey the morning of Monday, Sept. 10.

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Dr. Derek Butler (center, front) hosted the group at BASECLEAR at the Leiden BioScience Park.

Leiden Campus Hosts China MBA Students, Alumni

August 30, 2018

A group of 22 Webster China MBA students and alumni completed a summer study tour through the Netherlands this month, hosted by the Webster Leiden campus. Activities included Webster faculty lectures and site visits on topics like consumer technology, biotech, EU economy and more. It was the 11th such tour with Webster China MBA partners Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (SUFE), and the University of Electronic Science and Technology China (UESTC).

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Brenda Fyfe, dean emeritus, and Nahid Nader-Hashemi, director of Mind Full of Words

Webster Dean Emeritus, PNC President on Early Childhood Education

August 29, 2018

Brenda Fyfe, dean emeritus in the Webster University School of Education, and Michael Scully, regional president of PNC Bank, co-authored an op/ed in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on the importance of investing in high-quality early childhood education, of which there is a shortage in the region. Through a grant from the PNC Foundation, the Mind Full of Words program in the School of Education works with community partners to help low-income families build vocabulary among young children.

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Johansen

Amber Johansen Named Advancement AVP

August 28, 2018

This summer, the Office of Advancement welcomed Associate Vice President Amber Johansen, to lead a team of fundraisers responsible for outreach to alumni, parents, faculty and staff. Johansen is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) and holds undergraduate degrees from Missouri State University in criminal justice and sociology.

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The honorary degree recipient will deliver the commencement speech for Webster University's 100th annual commencement ceremony at The Muny in Forest Park.

Call for Nominations: Honorary Degree Recipient and 100th Commencement Speaker

August 17, 2018

The Honorary Degree Committee is seeking nominations for the honorary degree recipient and commencement speaker for Webster University's 100 Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 11, 2019, 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, Sept. 28, 2018.

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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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