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Typewriters, slide projectors...and Pong?

International Student Trivia, Throwback Thursday, Homecoming Human Library

August 21, 2017

Among the social events hosted in the University Library Conference Room this fall are an International Student Trivia Night on Tuesday, Aug. 29, a "Throwback Thursday" night with forgotten technologies from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Sept. 7, and the "Homecoming Human Library" event that will introduce students to alumni on Thursday, Sept. 14.

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Simone Cummings

In the News: Cummings profile; Woolf on Trump; Cottam on online; Erbs '85 salute

August 11, 2017

Simone Cummings was profiled in the St. Louis American for her new role as dean of the Walker School. ... Linda Woolf's op/ed on President Trump's speech to the Boy Scouts was published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. ... EducationDIVE spoke with Michael Cottom about online learning opportunities for degree completion. ... Donna Erbs ’85 has been named by the St. Louis Business Journal as one of this year’s Most Influential Business Women.

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Addressing the graduates

Global MA in International Relations Cohort Completes Program in Vienna

August 09, 2017

Webster University’s Global Master of Arts in International Relations students celebrated their program completion at a graduation luncheon held at the Palais Wenkheim on the Vienna campus. Students complete this degree in 11 months, traveling every eight weeks to a new campus location in the Webster system. The class of 2017 studied in Vienna, Leiden, Athens, Geneva, Accra, Havana, Beijing, Bangkok, and Washington, D.C.

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Lauren Honz '16 earned a bachelor of music education at Webster University.

Honz '16 Named Conductor for St. Louis Children's Choirs

July 24, 2017

Lauren Honz (BME ’16) has been named conductor of one of the St. Louis Children’s Choirs. The choirs include about 450 talented young singers (ages 6 to 18) from more than 200 schools and 85 zip codes in Missouri and Illinois. While at Webster, Honz received the prestigious Peggy Fossett Endowed Music Scholarship and the Jean Sinor Memorial Scholarship, as well as the highly competitive Tresa Jo Wilson Memorial Scholarship awarded by the Missouri Choral Directors Association.

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Lt. Col. R. Tyler Willibanks, a Webster alumnus who is the deputy commander of

Webster Alumnus Serves as Deputy Commander of the Elite Old Guard Army Regiment

July 13, 2017

Lt. Col. R. Tyler Willbanks, who graduated with a master’s degree in international relations this spring, serves as the deputy regimental commander of The Old Guard, also known as the Third U.S. Infantry Regiment. The elite unit serves at military funerals, major events with international dignitaries, and other high-profile occasions such as the recent presidential inauguration.

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Snapshots: Sargent, Alumni at Special Performance of Norbert Leo Butz' 'Whirligig'

July 13, 2017

On Friday, June 2, Peter Sargent, dean of the Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts welcomed Webster alumni to a special performance of “The Whirligig” at the Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre in New York City. Alumni came from near and far to see fellow alumnus Norbert Leo Butz, BFA ’90, who starred in the world premiere. A private meet-and-greet with the beloved actor took place after the performance.

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2017 Student Life Hall of Fame inductees

Student Life Hall of Fame to Induct Five New Members

July 12, 2017

Daniel (Dee) Goines ’08, Lauren (Meyer) Hoggatt ’10 and ’12, Mario Santander ’09 and ’11, Mathias Jackson ’06 and ’07, and Tyler Holman ’12 have been selected as the newest members of the Webster University Student Life Hall of Fame. They will be inducted at a ceremony during Homecoming Weekend, on Friday, Sept. 15.

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Alumni Association Award winners 2017

2017 Alumni Association Award Winners: Freeman, Jeffries, Harbeson, Rahmans

July 11, 2017

The Webster University Alumni Association announces Alan O. Freeman (MBA '93), Tracey Jeffries (MA '10), Ann Harbeson (MA '03) and Loren (BA '12, MA '12) and Wakeel (BA '13) Rahman as the 2017 Alumni Awards recipients. Click through to read more about these deserving recipients, who will be honored at the Annual Homecoming Dinner and Dance on Saturday, Sept. 16.

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Osei's talk is part of the

Alumna from Ghana to Share Story of Art, Life, Global Opportunities

July 05, 2017

Webster University alumna Yvonne Osei will share her life story traveling from Ghana to pursue an art education, highlighting how Webster‘s educational climate enabled her to teach in seven different public schools and institutions, carry out community services, and translated her art into works that had a global sensitivity. She'll speak around the theme, "What happens when art and life meet?" as part of the "Campfire" series held at St. Louis Public Library on Saturday, July 8.

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Lassetter singing in Italy

Voice Professor, Student, Alumna in Italy for Symposium

July 05, 2017

Jacob Lassetter, associate professor of voice in the Department of Music, is singing and teaching this month at the Bassi Brugnatelli International Conducting and Singing Symposium in Robbiate, Italy. Webster student Sophie Shugart and alumna Kait Turner are participating in this year’s program, receiving lessons, coaching, movement, conversational Italian instruction, and performance opportunities.

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Dorothy Henderson Heagney '39

Remembering Dorothy Henderson Heagney ?39

July 03, 2017

The Webster University community mourns the passing of Dorothy Henderson Heagney '39, a longtime supporter and proud Webster alumna. She was a lifelong learner and Webster to the core: She was a longtime resident of Webster Groves, life-long member of Holy Redeemer Church, and graduate of Nerinx Hall High School, which is next door to Webster University and likewise founded by the Sisters of Loretto.

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Ready for the Gorlok dash

Webster at Churchill Downs: 100 alumni, faculty, staff, Sisters of Loretto gather

June 30, 2017

Webster University alumni, faculty and staff gathered together for an afternoon of horse racing fun at the annual Churchill Downs event in Louisville, Kentucky, on June 10. Over 100 representatives of the Webster community attended, including alumni from Florida, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and Tennessee, in addition to those from the Louisville Chapter. Sister Barbara Nicholas (BA ’65) and several other Sisters of Loretto were also in attendance. The Alumni Association will host another event in Louisville in the fall.

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