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Mary Ann Lee with her granddaughter at the dedication of Mary Ann Lee Plaza.

Remembering Mary Ann Lee, St. Louis Philanthropist

April 18, 2017

The Webster University community mourns the passing of Mary Ann Lee, a longtime supporter of Webster University and a renowned philanthropist who supported many causes and institutions across the St. Louis region. The Mary Ann Lee Plaza at Webster was dedicated in her name in 2013. A gift from Mary Ann and her late husband, E. Desmond “Des” Lee, funded the Des Lee Visiting Scholars program.

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Webster dance student

Annual Webster University Dance Ensemble April 28-30

April 17, 2017

The Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts Department of Dance presents the Webster University Dance Ensemble 2017 (WUDE), under the artistic direction of Beckah Reed. This year’s concert, April 28-30, shares contemporary choreography from international artist Nejla Yatkin; environmental performer and alumna Heather Sultz, and a collaboration with the dancers of Big Muddy Dance Company, with choreographer Thom Dancy.

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Views of the 2016 undergraduate recruitment viewbook

Webster Wins Marketing Awards for Recruitment, Inclusion, Fundraising, Social Campaigns

April 14, 2017

Webster University won several marketing and communication campaign awards from Higher Ed Marketing and the Collegiate Advertising Awards. Webster received honors for undergraduate recruitment ("You, Unlimited"), diversity and inclusion advertising, social media ("Cooking Up a Quality Education" video), and alumni donor and faculty/staff campaigns (Calendar Year-End Fundraising).

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This is part of a graphic (seen below) that explains the transition a student takes from a freshman to a career, and how Webster plays a role in that process.

Webster Excels with Opportunities for Economically Disadvantaged Students, New Study Concludes

April 13, 2017

A new study affirms that Webster University excels in offering accessible and affordable bachelor’s degrees for students from households that earn less than the average national income. Importantly, the study concludes that Webster graduates typically increase their earning potential by securing employment that increases their income level from precollegiate levels. In fact, the University is one of the best in the country for increasing social mobility for these students.

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McKissack was among the most prolific children's authors on African-American history and lore.

Remembering Patricia McKissack '75, Internationally Acclaimed Author, Teacher

April 11, 2017

The Webster University community mourns the passing of Patricia McKissack (MA ’75), an internationally acclaimed children's book author and teacher whose more than 100 books helped fill a need for children's literature for minorities. McKissack was named Outstanding Alumna in 2005, received an honorary doctorate in 2010 and served on the School of Education advisory board. Her legacy lives on in countless classrooms across the country.

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photos of outstanding alumni awardees

Alumni Association Announces 2017 Award Winners

April 11, 2017

The Webster University Alumni Association has announced Marilynne Bradley, Vanessa Cooksey, Adam Neal, Emily Hencken-Ritter and Christopher Dietrich as recipients of its 2017 Outstanding Alumni Award. This award recognizes alumna or alumnus from each school or college who has achieved outstanding success and recognition in their profession and/or voluntary service.

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The Office of Institutional Effectiveness is partnering with the Career Planning and Development Center to administer the survey

Outcomes Survey for Spring 1 Graduates

April 10, 2017

To gather important data about the outcomes of our graduates, the Office of Institutional Effectiveness needs your help in encouraging Spring 1, 2017 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. The survey asks recent graduates about the impact of their Webster experiences as well as their employment status, educational plans, and updated contact information.

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katherine luh

Webster Alumna, Doctoral Student Wins Teacher of the Year

April 07, 2017

Webster University alumna and current doctoral student Katherine Luh has been recognized as Teacher of the Year at Hodge Elementary School in the Fox C-6 School District. When asked what she teaches, she often replies, “I teach children to love and make music.” This love of music and dedication to share that love of music with her students is evident in everything she does. She believes children learn best using familiar music and easily accessible instruments.

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Co-owner and business manager of Studio Schrofer

Leiden Spotlight: Alumni Sonia Sin, co-owner Studio Schrofer

April 06, 2017

As Chief Cheerleader of award winning furniture design firm Studio Schrofer, Sonia Sin doesn’t have “normal” days at the office. She champions good designs as enthusiastically as she does her political protesting, environmental activism and various philanthropies. Studio Schrofer has been recognized by the city of The Hague as one of its Creative Ambassadors.

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Easter Egg Hunt

Alumni Association Easter Egg Hunt, Egg Decorating Contest

March 31, 2017

The Webster community is invited to bring friends and family to the Alumni Association Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 15, on the University Center Quad. Check-in starts at 10 a.m. Snap a photo with the Easter Bunny or the Gorlok and get a balloon from Silly Jilly before the hunt which begins at 10:30 a.m sharp. Admission to this event will be $5 per child. The Easter Egg Hunt is for all ages (age 4 and under, and age 5 and older). Attendees are asked to RSVP by Wednesday, April 12. Additionally, campus departments are invited to decorate an Easter egg to be judged by the children attending the Easter Egg Hunt.

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Media professional shares knowledge with student

School of Communications to Host Media Academy

March 31, 2017

Students and alumni are invited to meet industry experts, learn from media executives, and participate in interactive workshops at the Media Academy hosted by the School of Communications on April 5-6. Media Academy focuses on the importance of career development and industry exploration, bring together students, alumni, faculty, and industry professionals to exchange ideas and expand their knowledge of the ever-changing communication landscape.

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