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A discussion on serving military students.

Critical Conversations: Diversity and Inclusion 2017

March 15, 2017

In early March Webster University hosted its second annual two-day "Critical Conversations: Embracing Diversity and Inclusion" event as a forum for students, faculty, staff, alumni and community partners to share their experiences, research, and emerging trends in creating communities that embrace diversity in ways that welcome and include. Art Holliday and alumna Joan Lipkin's Uppity Theatre were among the highlights of two days of dialogue and reflection.

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Webster Conservatory student McKenzie Moser, playwright of Trial and Swear, featured in BRIEFS

Alumni, Faculty, Student Work Showcased at BRIEFS Festival of LGBTQ Plays

March 02, 2017

At a time when both LGBTQ rights, freedom of expression and funding for the arts hangs in the balance, the sixth annual "Briefs: A Festival of Short LGBTQ Plays" is more relevant than ever. BRIEFS runs March 9-11, with Webster faculty and students playing an integral part: Gad Guterman directs Trial and Swear by Conservatory student McKenzie Moser ’17, which features Conservatory students Delaney Piggins ’18 and Kiah McKirnan’19. The festival also includes Conservatory student Annie Dent ’18 and Playwriting student Jake Kevrick ‘17, who are working as interns for That Uppity Theatre Company.

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Nominations Sought for Student Life Hall of Fame

March 02, 2017

Nominations are due April 10 for the Student Life Hall of Fame, which recognizes those individuals who demonstrated an outstanding commitment to improving student life at Webster University through campus or community involvement and participation in organized campus activities. This is one of the most prestigious honors awarded by Student Affairs at Webster University to former students and employees.

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Webster University's student population has grown to reflect the increasingly diverse environment in which we now live, work and learn.

Serving as Champions of Diversity and Inclusion: Op/Ed by President Stroble

February 27, 2017

President Elizabeth Stroble penned an editorial about the importance of diversity and inclusion in for the Friday, Feb. 24, St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "Success on our university campuses, in partnership with the communities we serve, and in our neighborhoods and workplaces demands that we embrace human differences while building on commonalities," she writes.

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Four Alumni Honored at St Louis American Foundation's Salute to Young Leaders Awards

February 24, 2017

Webster University President Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble accompanied Webster colleagues and alumni to celebrate the honorees at the The St. Louis American Foundation's 7th Annual Salute to Young Leaders Awards, held the evening of Feb. 23 in downtown St. Louis. Among the 20 honorees are four Webster University graduates. Webster is a sponsor of the event.

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Two Alumni Recognized in St. Louis Business Journal 40 Under 40

February 14, 2017

Webster University alumni Shannon Pasternak (BA ’06) and Nick Riordon (MS ’07) have been named to the St. Louis Business Journal's 2017 40 Under 40. Since 1995, the publication has honored young leaders who are already making their mark on the local business community. Pasternak and Riordon, who each earned degrees through Webster's Walker School of Business and Technology, will be honored with the rest of the 40 Under 40 at a dinner on Feb. 16.

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The captioned videos feature Webster students sharing their online experiences in Webster degree programs.

Testimonial Videos Highlight Online Student, Blended Learning Experience

February 14, 2017

The Online Learning Center has created video testimonials featuring fully online graduate students and blended program learners discussing their experiences taking Webster University courses and programs online. The testimonials provide a range of perspectives for current and prospective students and are available for use in promotional or educational purposes.

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Alumni Association Call for Award Nominations

February 13, 2017

The Webster University Alumni Association is seeking nominations for its annual awards. All members of the Webster Community are invited to nominate deserving alumni for the following awards: Loretto Award, Mary Elizabeth Newell Award, Young Alumni Award, and Distinguished Alumni Award. Please submit nominations by April 15.

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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.

tags: academics, alumni, college of arts and sciences, advancement, history, politics, international relations, biological sciences, faculty, global, webster life, webster today

Painting class at Webster circa 1975

Remembering Jack Canepa, Longtime Art Professor

February 13, 2017

Webster University's Department of Art, Design and Art History remembers longtime faculty member Jack Canepa, who passed away Feb. 6. A brilliant artist and master teacher, he was professor at Webster from 1971 till his retirement in 1994. He was director of the Loretto Hilton Art Gallery and taught painting, drawing, conceptual art, and art history. He also fostered communities within Webster and throughout the city.

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Heather Sultz '86 will present on choreography and sustainability

Sultz '86 Visiting as Guest Alumni Choreographer for Dance, Biology

February 07, 2017

Heather Sultz '86, 2017 Guest Alumni Choreographer for the Dance Department, will be in residence in February to set a new dance piece on the Webster University Dance Ensemble, for performance this spring. In addition, she will hold workshops and lectures for both the Dance Department and the Biological Sciences Department.

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2017 Athletics Hall of Fame Class Ceremony

Webster Inducts 2017 Athletics Hall of Fame Class

February 07, 2017

The 2017 Webster University Athletics Hall of Fame class was inducted in a Feb. 4 ceremony as part of a "pack the house" weekend coinciding with men's and women's basketball games on campus. Scott Kilgallon, director of Athletics, along with Webster University President Elizabeth (Beth) Stroble and Athletics coordinator Amy O'Brien, presented the inductees and award winners.

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